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comment What does high ambient CPU mean?
but you did not tell him, it means that (as far as the software knows) your CPU was very busy doing other things. There is no way to tell if your adaption, or modification is the problem just yet. Assuming windows 7 like it said, you would use task manager and resource monitor to attempt to discover what is using the cpu. Because the thing could also throttle (775s could) it also wouldnt hurt to be checking your temperatures (or cooling) and doing a quick check with CPU-z might show some stuff. and also using more different benchmark items.
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comment Unzipping Taking A Long Time (about 200-800kbs)
the question can be helped by indicating what is being unzipped. if it is 20,000 files or 1 it would make a world of difference in how it unzipped, even for a SSD. If downloading speed is a problem, it would be important to tell how your connected, what speeds you get on speed tests. I would suspect that anything as slow as what your indicating, you need to do a LOT more checking of your system, task manager, and resource monitor at the least.
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comment Is my recently acquired GPU broken?
From what i can tell link width does not change, if it does not get negotiated proper at init, then it stays that way. So as far as i know you would just check it at any time. If it was failing after that while transferring data, because it errored ??? i have no idea what it does.
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comment Will an 500VA UPS work with a 450W PSU?
it will work, I would still recommend getting bigger and insuring it is regulated, and other important more expencive stuff, the cheap UPSes in general are cheap.
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comment Prevent PC from being powered off without first calling shutdown
Put in a UPS to provide power, setup the ups to do shutdown as soon as the power is pulled. Put the whole setup computer and ups in a "cage" (so it still gets air). disconnect the power switch and the reset switch, from the MB. Wire the PSU switch so it doesnt turn off.
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comment Block Hubstaff from monitoring all my screens
If you know how to pause the software, a batch setup that temporarily paused the software, then loaded up your own portabilised (and not databased on thier machines) e-mail and browser program. Then in the batch have a sound that is played at low volume "git back to work" every once in a while so you know the screen grab is still disabled. when you exit the last program in the batch, the batch starts the screen grab up again, and your back at work.
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comment Is my recently acquired GPU broken?
you could also check your link quantity , if a init negotiation goes poorly even on an x16 link slot and all, it might not be up to par, using GPU-Z or even CPU-Z which also shows the link state in the mainboard section.
Aug
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comment Will an 500VA UPS work with a 450W PSU?
If i did this correct apc.com/products/resource/include/… show it as a 300Watt. Given a normal clocked modern computer with a mid quality gpu, you can have an idle of ~150w and a load of ~300w , and this might be concdered small. Minus a GPU card , and using a integrated intel thing, it would probably be ok. Given a OCed computer, with high end video card, it would be 1/2 of what could be needed when say playing a 3d game. So it would really help to know specs or the actual max useage in watts of the computer.
Aug
26
comment Will an 500VA UPS work with a 450W PSU?
Loosly the UPS does not care so much what your PSU wattage is other than overloading it, what it cares more about is how much power it actually uses at the plug. How much wattage your computer uses when everything gpu cpu is maxxed out working hard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volt-ampere because VA is not actually watts, a more useful spec would be the watts handling. Without knowing the specs total of your machine it is not know that it would work. Concider also PSU efficency, I myself prefer to have a much higher overrated UPS for UPS longevity and battery capability.
Aug
25
comment How do disable calculator in windows?
superuser.com/questions/192763/…
Aug
24
revised Turtle Beach Headphones audible feedback
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Aug
24
comment Why Windows 8 does not update disk space after I move 1 Gb to sd card
For what items had you done this before? User items , user installed programs, and other stuff not part of the component store do not (nessiarily) have hard links. There are hard link viewers available for the windows sytem that would show what is and what isnt using these methods.
Aug
23
comment Sony Vegas: Will re-rendering a video with identical video encoding reduce quality?
popular pro editing programs do have methods where the video is not re-encoded. Sometimes it can be hard to tell, the rapid speed which it wites the new file out though is one clue. You can also cut usually also and have no re-encoding occuring. some key things are to make sure your project settings, the input files and the output settings all match. Some of them even have a "settings viewer" for that purpose. ANY filtering, adjusting, transitions added will definatly be re-coded. It can also be very important what codec is being used, the program just might not support that for some codec.
Aug
23
comment Strange colored flashing boxes appearing at the top left in games
Running out of straws to grasp. Some of these tools and utilities dont go away so easily, like CPU-Z for example will leave a driver in place (even when gone). One thing you might try is to disable in device manager, all this testing stuff GPU-Z The Frapps MSI , also any services based on it, to test with all those things hooking and analising disabled.
Aug
23
comment Strange colored flashing boxes appearing at the top left in games
Is there a "'show logo when CF is enabled" switch somewhere?
Aug
23
comment Strange colored flashing boxes appearing at the top left in games
The video, ok that is not artifacts, that is too purposfull looking.
Aug
23
comment Computer won't boot with ethernet cable plugged in
Odd things to try. Connect the cable, but do not connect it to the wall. does it boot then? Jump into the asus bios, disable entirely the nic itself in the bios. Now if you connect to the wall and it still fails , then you could have a problem with power passing wrong ways , which could be your computer, or even via another computer improperly grounded or some other odd power stuff on the rest of the network. Next you would get a voltmeter out and try and find out what is so screwed up. Plugging the cable in after it does boot when there is power going wrong ways, might be unwise.
Aug
23
comment Why Windows 8 does not update disk space after I move 1 Gb to sd card
Any of the original items of the microsoft windows system, for the modern vista and up, what you see of the files in various folders is merly a hard link projection from the winsxs component store. If you grabbed and moved these files , The one link from the program data location would move the whole of the file data to the other location. . Still in the original component store the items and data would exist. While I do not know about Office oem , that is the way the rest of the items would also act, like players , viewers any originating programs of the system, even pics and sounds.
Aug
23
revised Necessity for new cooling unit when moving from a Core 2 Duo to a Core 2 Quad
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Aug
23
comment Windows 7 ram and virtual memory
What items have the hard faults? there are some system kernal items and systems own programs that will page out junk they will not be needing (my way of saying it) immediatly even when 28gig of memory is still available. in those cases it is not use of available memory, it is not needed for re-use, except mayby on closing, leaving.