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Forum: General Discussion 02 May 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By Albuquerque
It occurs to me that you may have another option:...

It occurs to me that you may have another option: some firmware models have a their own wake timer that you can set via the setup utility. I know it's sub-optimal, but would that be worth checking...
Forum: General Discussion 02 May 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By Albuquerque
I'm going to start with a different set of...

I'm going to start with a different set of assumptions than David above me: if you have this working on a desktop, you obviously know what needs to be done on the laptop (ie, just copy all the...
Forum: Software 02 May 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,871
Posted By Albuquerque
Your best bet is virtualization. Home Premium...

Your best bet is virtualization. Home Premium SKUs are not eligible for "XP Mode", but you can download Microsoft VirtualPC, install XP on it, and then there's a cool way to link XP's start menu to...
Forum: General Discussion 01 May 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 10,712
Posted By Albuquerque
Seems like installing a piece of software to do...

Seems like installing a piece of software to do something the OS is already entirely capable of doing is more steps than mine. And involves more services running, which further increases load on the...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Apr 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 10,712
Posted By Albuquerque
Your answer is Task Scheduler. First, remove...

Your answer is Task Scheduler.

First, remove your startup items from the Start Menu -> Startup section. I'm going to show you the far better way to do things in Win7...

Next, type Task...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Apr 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By Albuquerque
For Intel i-series processors (i3, i5, i7) there...

For Intel i-series processors (i3, i5, i7) there are special models that end with the letter 'K' like yours: i7-875k, i5-2500k, i7-2600k, et al. The letter 'K' denotes an unlocked chip, which means...
Forum: Graphic Cards 05 Apr 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,115
Posted By Albuquerque
In both AMD and NV cases, the switchable...

In both AMD and NV cases, the switchable capability of the graphics is performed via a pass-through from the Intel graphics chip. Said another way: the Intel graphics processor is always running,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Apr 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Albuquerque
Kilo, Mega, Giga, and Peta were all base-10...

Kilo, Mega, Giga, and Peta were all base-10 numbers before they were base-2 digital numbers. If anyone has it right, it's technically the harddrive manufacturers.

Real World Examples:
1 kilogram...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Apr 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Ah, cool. Yeah, the RAID answers the extra...

Ah, cool. Yeah, the RAID answers the extra latency then, so overall those are very good numbers! I might have expected your "long IO's" to score a better (a lower number of "units" is better; units...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Apr 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
What SSD are you testing? The last four lines...

What SSD are you testing? The last four lines are latency figures for read and write; you are looking at around 1/2msec latency for both (on average), which seems a bit high for a single SSD. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Apr 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Albuquerque
"Core Duo" is a marketing term; dual core is the...

"Core Duo" is a marketing term; dual core is the physical description of a computer system that contains two processor cores.

Your E2160 is a processor based on the LGA775 platform using an...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Apr 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Now that I'm at home, here's my 6-disk OCZ...

Now that I'm at home, here's my 6-disk OCZ Agility 3 240Gb RAID0 array on the HighPoint 2720 controller...
C:\Windows\system32>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Apr 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Actually, you can skip the -V argument and just...

Actually, you can skip the -V argument and just run Winsat disk for a more 'optimal' output for the thread. It appears you're missing some data at the end to make the proper estimate. Here's my WD...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Apr 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Albuquerque
If it makes you feel any better, I'm using (2 x...

If it makes you feel any better, I'm using (2 x 4Gb kit) * 4 = 32Gb on my X79 Intel board without issues. It cannot pull off the XMP profile of 7-9-8-24 / 1T, but I really didn't expect it to with...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Apr 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 11,027
Posted By Albuquerque
It is an obsolete version (from 2003 if you got...

It is an obsolete version (from 2003 if you got it from the article with the title you mentioned above.) You need the 7.1 DDK to obtain the proper version for WinVista / Win7.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Albuquerque
The first series of Arrandale mobile processors,...

The first series of Arrandale mobile processors, the i7's were dual cores (see also: i7-6x0m) I'll send you my paypal account for the $100 ;) In reality, those Core i7 duals were just extra cache...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Mar 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 11,027
Posted By Albuquerque
There's not specifically an easy way without a...

There's not specifically an easy way without a bit of scripting on your part. I attempted to write you a quick VBScript that would use the WMI_SystemDriver class to enumerate all devices that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Really. If you are happy with your performance...

Really.
If you are happy with your performance that's the main thing.[/QUOTE]


Yes, but you do understand why it's still an erroneous number (both yours AND mine), correct?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Sorry, another post real quick: it occurs to me...

Sorry, another post real quick: it occurs to me that the best way to show off your SSD would be to use the built-in WinSat benchmark under Windows 7. It already accounts for the proper thread...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
I'm not sure what you're showing? Your write...

I'm not sure what you're showing? Your write seek in that link indicated 0.21 msec, which is slower than the write speed I posted. Your read speed is 0.09, whereas mine is 0.15. In absolute time...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Yes. See the last picture I posted, or click on...

Yes. See the last picture I posted, or click on my profile for details :cool:


If you look up about 20 posts, there's another poster with a single Crucial M4 with similar latency specs (click...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Done.

Done.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,637
Views: 97,795
Posted By Albuquerque
Time for a n00b to come in and bring the hammer...

Time for a n00b to come in and bring the hammer ;)

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