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Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jul 2014
Replies: 1,622
Views: 94,373
Posted By Victek
I installed my Crucial MX100 SSD a couple of...

I installed my Crucial MX100 SSD a couple of weeks ago. It was originally connected to a SATA II motherboard port, but today I installed a PCIe SATA III card. Here are the best benchmarks to date. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
You may find it interesting that I noticed during...

You may find it interesting that I noticed during POST that the embedded JMicron SATA controller is actually using the PCIe bus and is treated as external. That would explain the "hot plugging"...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Great! Thanks to you and everyone who replied :D

Great! Thanks to you and everyone who replied :D
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Thanks for the reply. It seems that for now the...

Thanks for the reply. It seems that for now the Microsoft driver is my only option. I've checked the EVGA website and the motherboard manual and there is no information about the extra SATA header....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Thanks for that. Here are a couple of...

Thanks for that. Here are a couple of screenshots of what's going on now. I don't know if it's better/worse/the same :) I hunted around for a JMicron specific SATA driver and found a few...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
I just looked through the BIOS settings and found...

I just looked through the BIOS settings and found one for a JMicron AHCI controller [enabled] The board has a single red SATA data port apart from the others so I guess that's it, but there's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Although there's no AHCI option in the BIOS I do...

Although there's no AHCI option in the BIOS I do have an AHCI entry in the Device Manager:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Yes, it's described as "NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra...

Yes, it's described as "NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI". The motherboard is the EVGA 132-ck-nf79. Would an alternate driver, such as the Intel iastor SATA driver work?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Ah, thanks for the explanation. I'll remember to...

Ah, thanks for the explanation. I'll remember to upload here next time. By the way, do the AS SSD numbers look OK?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Was the original screenshot missing information? ...

Was the original screenshot missing information? Anyway I redid it and I agree it looks better :) Thanks for the confirmation that the SSD space is being fully utilized.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
Here's the Disk Management window, and also the...

Here's the Disk Management window, and also the AS SSD test score.

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/15/81/50/92/ashamp14.png

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/15/81/50/92/ashamp11.png
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Victek
SSD Upgrade questions

I installed a Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD along side my 1TB mechanical HD, moved the OS to the SSD and kept data on the hard drive, etc. It's all working quite well, but I have a couple of questions:
...
Forum: Microsoft Office 04 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
Thanks for this. I just recently discovered...

Thanks for this. I just recently discovered Belarc Advisor and it's really comprehensive; as you know it does much more than retrieve license information.
Forum: Microsoft Office 04 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
This turned out to be a complicated story, but...

This turned out to be a complicated story, but basically after more research I discovered that the copy of Office on my friend's machine is pirated; apparently someone in the IT dept where she works...
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
OK thanks! I'll give it a go and post back when...

OK thanks! I'll give it a go and post back when I learn something.
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
Thanks for the details. If I understand...

Thanks for the details. If I understand correctly I would not want to uninstall/reinstall - instead I should run the activation script and see if that works ( ? )

If I need to contact MS do you...
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
To be clear you're saying that even if I can...

To be clear you're saying that even if I can recover the key I will not be able to activate Office if I uninstall/reinstall?

I'm not sure if the OS is 32 or 64 bit at the moment, but what...
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
It's a standalone HP computer. I was told by my...

It's a standalone HP computer. I was told by my friend's roommate that it was bought retail with Office Professional pre-installed, but I need to get more information. There's no installation DVD,...
Forum: Microsoft Office 02 Jun 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By Victek
Microsoft Office 2010 activation failed 0xc004f074

A friend's Microsoft Office Professional 2010 install just started throwing this error:

microsoft office activation failed 0xc004f074

Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it? ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Victek
How can you tell if a motherboard supports...

How can you tell if a motherboard supports booting from a PCIe SATA controller? Would there be an option in the BIOS?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Victek
I want to thank everyone again for replying. I...

I want to thank everyone again for replying. I feel that my question has been answered and so I'll mark the thread "solved".
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Victek
Thank you for offering to help. I actually just...

Thank you for offering to help. I actually just went through this process when I replaced the hard drive with an SSD in my laptop, ie I had to downside and then image/restore the partition, so it's...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Victek
Thanks for the replies. It looks like SSDs come...

Thanks for the replies. It looks like SSDs come in a 2.5" form factor. I guess for a desktop case you just put them in an adapter to fit the bigger bay slot ( ? ) Is there much performance...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Victek
Does adding an SSD along side a hard disk improve performance?

I recently replaced a 7200 RPM laptop hard drive with an SSD and it improved over all performance quite a bit. I'm thinking now about installing an SSD on my desktop computer along side the 1tb hard...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 May 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,106
Posted By Victek
Thanks for the reply. I understand that...

Thanks for the reply. I understand that differences between synthetic benchmarks don't always translate into perceivable performance. The difference between my old hard drive and the new SSD is...
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