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Forum: Browsers & Mail 12 Aug 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By magmag
Is it advisable to use x64 apps on an old x64 cpu?

I'm going to clean install Firefox 55 but I'm still deciding between the 64 or the 32 bit versions. I'm using a very old cpu that I bought in mid 2010 (Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield) with Windows 7 x64...
Forum: Software 19 May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,119
Posted By magmag
Black background for playlists?

I was looking to make the background of the playlist in MPC-Home Cinema to be black so that the current white color doesn't confuse with the rest of the program which has a default black color...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 24 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 5,837
Posted By magmag
It's quite in normal days but on hot days, the...

It's quite in normal days but on hot days, the fan is mostly changing between high and low speed rotation & it becomes noisy.

For the rotation of the fan, back in the days, when I blow dust from...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 22 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 5,837
Posted By magmag
Lubricating a stock intel fan

Sorry for my question about a kinda outdated cpu. I'm still running an old Intel Core i5 750 (Lynnfield) with stock parameters and stock heat sink. Everything is fine except that the fan is kinda...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 Sep 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By magmag
Downloading Full Album from a FB page

Good Day,

There's a FB page (not someone's profile) that has interesting images for me so I want to batch download 'em onto my computer. The specific page I'm interested in is this:
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Aug 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By magmag
so what you actually mean is that it didn't...

so what you actually mean is that it didn't happen any actual 4.1 GB writing on my SSD but rather a remark sent to the SSD to reserve all that space for what's going to be downloaded later. Am I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Aug 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By magmag
Preallocated space on SSD

I'm using a program called "Free Download Manager" and what I noticed about it is that it reserves the whole size for any big file before I download e.g. It reserved around 4.1 GB when I tried to...
Forum: Graphic Cards 14 Mar 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By magmag
Optimizing Radeon HD 5450

I built my system in mid 2010 so it's like 6 years old but I'm still satisfied with the general performance of my hardware (GA P55A UD3P + core i5 750@stock cpu and voltage + 8 GB DDR3 + Samsung SSD...
Forum: Drivers 26 Feb 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By magmag
Can I do better than the built-in driver?

Hi,

I'm using Samsung 850 Evo (500 GB) on an old mobo GB P55A-UD3P, I'm ignoring the Marvell chip which - from lots of readings - sucks compared to the built-in intel so my SSD is hooked up to the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,311
Posted By magmag
How to get rid of kb3123862?

Hi,

I'm just doing a new installation of Windows 7 x64 after which I installed office which seems to change my Windows Update settings from my preferred setting "check for updates but let...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Jan 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By magmag
sorry for the typo and the confusion it made. I...

sorry for the typo and the confusion it made. I didn't mean to ask anything other than making sure that my D: will remain safe but still not sure about the over provisioned data on D:. Is it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Jan 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By magmag
Re-Installing Windows 7 Fresh on SSD Questions?

I've the Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB and I've partitioned into two: SSD1 (100 GB) for the OS (Windows 7 Pro) and SSD2 (rest of space) for storing my files. I've over provisioning set to 10% as recommended...
Forum: Microsoft Office 06 Jan 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,771
Posted By magmag
Selected text in Word 2013 is grey rather than blue

Hi,

I'm using Office 2013 under a recent fresh install of Windows 7 x64. What's weird for me is that the selected text color is now grey even though the "Windows Color and Appearance" applet have...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 Dec 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By magmag
The one I'm using is v15.7.1 which is the latest,...

The one I'm using is v15.7.1 which is the latest, supposedly!
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 Dec 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By magmag
When I was trying Windows 10 weeks ago, I...

When I was trying Windows 10 weeks ago, I installed the graphics driver using the official catalyst driver software & rebooted but, to my surprise, Windows wasn't showing me the correct resolution...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 Dec 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By magmag
Do I need this update?

Hello,

I have a kinda outdated AMD Radeon HD 5450 card - which is still fine for my purposes - installed in my system which is run by a freshly installed Windows 7 x64 Professional. I'm using the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By magmag
There are no issues with the marvell chip except...

There are no issues with the marvell chip except that the IOPS results for my drive when connected to SATA 2 are generally better than the IOPS results when connected to marvell!. I haven no idea...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By magmag
Yes latest Marvell driver is installed and AHCI...

Yes latest Marvell driver is installed and AHCI is indeed chosen before hand in bios before installing the fresh OS. I'm not sure if it is because of my outdated marvell chip 9128 or what? and what...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By magmag
Samsung 850 EVO mediocre performance

Hello,

My setup is a Gigabyte P55A-UD3P MB running an intel core i5 @ 2.6 MHz (stock speeds and voltages). I'm using G.Skill 8GB DDR3 RAM & I'm using a good shielded SATA 3 cable and SATA 3...
Forum: Software 07 Dec 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By magmag
What program can help speed up this tedious task?

Hi,

I'm working on a program called "Alignment Editor" in which I have to place English paragraphs in cells (similar to Excel cells) and their corresponding French translations in the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Nov 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By magmag
Thanks ICIT2LOL for taking the time to answer but...

Thanks ICIT2LOL for taking the time to answer but unfortunately that didn't help my original question about whether the free version can exclude the non-important files in Windows (to reduce imaging...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Nov 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By magmag
Macrium 6.x questions

Hi,
I'm looking for a good & free imaging program to install on my Windows 7 x64 machine as I've decided to disable"the built in "System Restore" for its shaky reliability. I'm thinking about...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By magmag
Thanks ignatzatsonic for this informative post. I...

Thanks ignatzatsonic for this informative post. I just realized I need to pull the whole mobo out if I order this cooler coz of the mounting bracket have to be installed on the back of the mobo under...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Sep 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By magmag
Guys, I think I'm settled on the ARCTIC Freezer 7...

Guys, I think I'm settled on the ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 since it has an arctic silver paste already per-applied (which is considered the best in thermal conductivity) and it will ease the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Sep 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By magmag
I already blow dust regularly about every month...

I already blow dust regularly about every month but it doesn't help with that problem as the problem stems - as I believe - from the kinda low quality stock intel coolers :(
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