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C# & PHP developer, recent graduate


Mar
10
comment Why does System Monitor on Linux show me 4 CPUs?
@PeanutsMonkey You can go to the processes tab to see which applications and services are using the CPU. Which CPU cores end up taking the load is usually fairly random, and there's nothing special in CPU2 and CPU3 being under load while CPU1 and CPU4 do nothing.
Mar
10
answered Why does System Monitor on Linux show me 4 CPUs?
Jan
31
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
22
comment Can I setup a software RAID in Windows 7 using Virtual Hard Disks?
Fixed size virtual hard disks don't work in Windows 7, unfortunately. It only works inside a VM, not outside.
Dec
27
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
30
accepted Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
Nov
30
comment Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
@ADwarf I do prefer your answer personally, but possibly desktop composition is the better option to suggest first, since it solves the underlying problem, rather than suppressing the message. You're right though, your answer does mention that as well.
Nov
30
comment Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
@Jeff, I haven't seen it since I disabled maintenance messages, although I guess it is possible that a driver update or similar fixed it in my case.
Nov
30
comment Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
Nope @dtoubelis, in my case it appeared when I was running Just Cause 2. Good advice for anyone using NXClient though =)
Oct
1
comment Continuous scanning of hard disk for Bad sectors
@articlestack If it has 1,500 bad sectors, then you shouldn't use it except to get your data off it as soon as possible. Its like the computer equivalent of car with no brakes - You wouldn't drive to work in car without brakes, don't use a hard drive with 1,500 bad sectors to store your data either ;-)
Sep
29
accepted Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 + Sharepoint Server 2010 aren't compatible?
Sep
29
comment Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 + Sharepoint Server 2010 aren't compatible?
Thanks, I guess I'll replace it with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard from Dreamspark.
Sep
29
asked Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 + Sharepoint Server 2010 aren't compatible?
Aug
17
comment How would I set up a Linux Virtual Machine in a similar way to a headless server?
You might be interested in Virtualbox's Seamless Mode, which lets you basically combine the two OSes desktops and windows onto one screen.
Aug
12
comment How to determine if a 32- or 64-bit OS is suitable for a laptop based on RAM size
@Keith: Once you take into account graphics card memory and so on, 3.3GBs is generally the max usable RAM point. Also, 32-bit Windows has the limitation of 2GB per app and 2GB for the OS, so 3.3GBs can't be all dedicated to one process.
Aug
12
comment How to determine if a 32- or 64-bit OS is suitable for a laptop based on RAM size
@Stampede: Just checked, x64 offers an extra 8 general purpose registers and 8 SSE registers. Good point on x86 offering 64bit registers, missed that somehow =)
Aug
12
answered How to determine if a 32- or 64-bit OS is suitable for a laptop based on RAM size
Aug
12
comment USB devices slow or halt PC boot
You could always use a PS2/USB adapter to plug your keyboard & mouse into the PS2 ports, if you have some. PS2 ports allow you to press more keys at once and have lower latencies, but you might not be able to use fancy media keys.
Aug
12
answered How do I speed up lackluster hardware running Windows 7?
Aug
10
answered How to make ATI graphic card switching work better?