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Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Aug 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,690
Posted By WH4K
Careful, don't mix up PCI-X and PCI Express. ...

Careful, don't mix up PCI-X and PCI Express. They are completely different things. PCI-X is basically two PCI slots stuck together, and is uncommon in desktops. PCI-X cards are mostly...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Aug 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,690
Posted By WH4K
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Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Aug 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,690
Posted By WH4K
An Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter...

An Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter Network adapter? No way. That is complete overkill. They cost around $100. There is no benefit to buying server-grade, dual-port wired NIC for a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Aug 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By WH4K
Also note that many Flash storage devices are not...

Also note that many Flash storage devices are not fast enough to make a difference. For example, class 6 and below SDHC cards won't push the limits of USB 2.0 either reading or writing, so USB 3.0...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Aug 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 29,909
Posted By WH4K
Will give that a try when I reboot. I'm running...

Will give that a try when I reboot. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 at the moment. For some reason, the ports won't work as USB 3.0 ports here either. The Linux kernel has supported USB 3.0 since late...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Aug 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 29,909
Posted By WH4K
USB 3.0 ports refuse to work as USB 3.0 ports

A few days ago I installed a USB 3.0 card (to be precise, this one: 2-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI-E Controller Card - Free Shipping - DealExtreme...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Aug 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,690
Posted By WH4K
USB 3.0 ports refuse to work as USB 3.0 ports

I don't think it makes much difference. Any wired gigabit NIC is as good as any other, pretty much. Should cost around $10 (modulo shipping).

PCI or PCI Express interface doesn't really...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Mar 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 5,538
Posted By WH4K
The only Vista drivers for the DWL-AG530 are...

The only Vista drivers for the DWL-AG530 are 32-bit. Pretty sure you can't use 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit OS. But MS provided a driver for 64-bit Windows 7 anyway.

That is often the case with...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Mar 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 5,538
Posted By WH4K
For anyone researching this topic in the future:...

For anyone researching this topic in the future: The answer is YES, the D-Link DWL-AG530 will work in Windows 7, despite Microsoft calling it "incompatible."

All I had to do was physically install...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 16 Mar 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By WH4K
Understandable. Most PCs don't drive for crap,...

Understandable. Most PCs don't drive for crap, and have very little cargo capacity.
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Mar 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 95,951
Posted By WH4K
Reviving this thread because it is directly...

Reviving this thread because it is directly relevant to what I'm trying to do.

I moved a computer to another room, and now it can't be plugged into my router (Netgear WNR3500v2). The computer...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 5,538
Posted By WH4K
D-Link DWL-AG530 and Windows 7

Microsoft says that, according to D-link, the DWL-AG530 wireless network card is "not compatible" with either 32- or 64-bit Windows 7.

Is there a way to make it work anyway, with 64-bit Windows 7?...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Mar 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By WH4K
Maybe I'm slow, but...I thought you said above...

Maybe I'm slow, but...I thought you said above you ordered all your parts and were just looking for time to put 'em together?

Feel your pain on the vehicle repair. I had to put a new intake...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Mar 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,983
Posted By WH4K
D'oh, I didn't even think of that one! Glad...

D'oh, I didn't even think of that one!

Glad it was so simple.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Mar 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,983
Posted By WH4K
FWIW, I'm fairly sure the Repair tools on the...

FWIW, I'm fairly sure the Repair tools on the Windows 7 Repair Disc are exactly the same as those offered by the Windows 7 install disc.

Windows 7 seems to be very sensitive. I've had a few times...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 07 Mar 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By WH4K
Now you've got me envying your build all over...

Now you've got me envying your build all over again.

A Radeon HD 6850 is definitely a step up from an HD 5830. Either is a good step above what I have. If you're using an 8-year old Dell, you...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Mar 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 184,595
Posted By WH4K
True, one can operate with the disk controller in...

True, one can operate with the disk controller in RAID mode without actually doing any RAID stuff. I have that option (ICH9R here), but I tried it and didn't like it.

For Windows XP, even if I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Mar 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 184,595
Posted By WH4K
I'm glad to know about the HotSwap utility. Due...

I'm glad to know about the HotSwap utility. Due in part to poor documentation supplied with my motherboard, it was quite a while before I stumbled upon the fact that I needed to operate in AHCI mode...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Mar 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By WH4K
I figured it was something like that. I'm...

I figured it was something like that. I'm definitely envious of your build.

Nice mobo. I'll probably use something similar when I build my dream system later this year (I hope). I have been...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Mar 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 184,595
Posted By WH4K
It might be informative if I ran a hard drive...

It might be informative if I ran a hard drive benchmark utility with the disks in both AHCI mode and IDE mode.

What would be a good testing utility? HD Tach has a trial version that will test for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Mar 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 184,595
Posted By WH4K
That's weird. I thought Windows 7 handled...

That's weird. I thought Windows 7 handled switching to AHCI mode better than that. Guess it has the same problem as XP.

Anyway, quick answers to a couple of your questions:

1) There is...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 02 Mar 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By WH4K
Maybe I'm just blind, but I think you forgot an...

Maybe I'm just blind, but I think you forgot an optical drive.

Or, do you have an old DVD/CD-RW drive you were going to re-use?

By the way, were you planning to run on a RAID 0 setup? I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Feb 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 13,653
Posted By WH4K
Right, if your system bluescreens with the disk...

Right, if your system bluescreens with the disk controller in AHCI mode, all you have to do is change it back. The most that will happen is your system won't boot. Data loss shouldn't happen.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Feb 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,439
Posted By WH4K
Yup, after seeing the kind of junk that got in...

Yup, after seeing the kind of junk that got in there over time, I started putting my boxen up on something. Current machine is sitting on a couple of old ammo crates, about 12" off the floor.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Feb 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,219
Posted By WH4K
So this is a wireless mouse & keyboard? What...

So this is a wireless mouse & keyboard? What kind of wireless? Bluetooth, or regular wireless (aka RF wireless)?

How much distance is between the wireless receiver & your mouse & keyboard?
...
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