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C# & PHP developer, recent graduate


Aug
8
answered How to analyze a link to figure out the actual link
Aug
7
comment Screen flicks in MSI CR420
Incidentally, a low refresh rate doesn't cause flickering on LCDs, that only applies for CRTs.
Aug
3
comment Will graphics improve if I add RAM with Shared Graphic Memory?
@William Hilsum: I'm assuming he's referring to newer games and a lower screen res, where the lack of shaders would cripple performance. Older games do run awesome on it, and yeah, running at 1080p would probably require more than 256MB with triple buffering and vsync.
Aug
3
comment Will graphics improve if I add RAM with Shared Graphic Memory?
The Intel graphics are going to be limited by memory bandwidth and how few shaders it has, I can't see it running a game at a resolution/detail level high enough to use 512MB effectively. I also believe that the memory is dynamically allocated on the fly by the Intel driver, since my laptop with an Intel graphics chip has no option to change the amount it uses. Nevertheless, I agree - having more memory is always better :D
Aug
3
answered Will graphics improve if I add RAM with Shared Graphic Memory?
Aug
3
answered Text not crisp while using VGA
Aug
3
comment No signs of life, motherboard and PSU seem ok
Have you tried using a different PSU? Its possible that its damaged, but can still provide power on certain cables, or provides some voltages that are way off. You could get a multimeter and check the voltages and so on.
Aug
3
accepted CPU Core Temperature Variation
Aug
3
comment CPU Core Temperature Variation
Under light use it sits at 60C, hits 70C under load with turbo boost off, and 85C with TB on under load. The highest I've seen the CPU at was 90C with TB on + Furmark + Prime Torture Test - At that point the clock speed was automatically reduced (thankfully - I was getting a bit worried by that point). I didn't know its common to have cores with that much of temperature difference, hence why I was concerned. Glad to hear that its nothing to worry about =)
Aug
2
awarded  Editor
Aug
2
revised CPU Core Temperature Variation
Clarified which core it is
Aug
2
comment CPU Core Temperature Variation
I mean 3 out of 1-4, so nope, thats not it. Good thinking though
Aug
2
asked CPU Core Temperature Variation
Jul
30
comment Can this defeat deep packet inspection?
With enough computing power, anything can be tracked and/or cracked. The question is more a matter of "is the cost of tracking this worth the value of the data to the attacker?". Depending on circumstance, your setup might be way over the top, or it might be only just sufficient.
Jul
29
answered Is there ever a response to the, “check for solution and close” dialog in Windows?
Jul
25
comment Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
Awesome :D There isn't any important maintenance messages that I'll be missing out on by turning this off?
Jul
24
asked Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
Jul
24
answered HDD + SSD = hybrid storage. Pro and contra?
Jul
23
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
I'll be able to run an extended test tomorrow, today my laptop is doing some number crunching. It might be useful if someone with a Mac could run the tests, perhaps this explains why Mac folks have freezing issues with the XT.
Jul
22
comment Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)
I've been using my laptop's secondary internal hard drive for the input directory.