Recent content by Michael Daly

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    PWM fans too loud on non-PWM board

    You can connect more than one fan to the PWM connector if the output from the MB is sufficient to power more than one. I have three PWM fans on one connector (some fans have gangable connectors; others will require adapters). The only problem will be that all the fans will run at the same...
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    Google CEO: How to Fix U.S. Energy Problems

    I'll write this slowly, since you can't seem to read very well. If you are running at 100%, someone has to pick up the slack when more power is required. If you're running at 100% - and I'm talking about delivered power: as in max demand from the grid - then some other generator(s) has to...
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    Dual core or quad core?

    Multi-thread programs were essential for good performance overall. For example, if a program had to pop up a dialog box and wait for the user to respond, a single threaded program would essentially sit and wait. With a multi-thread approach, the dialog could be spun off as a separate thread...
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    Google CEO: How to Fix U.S. Energy Problems

    Just because some major generation stations run full time does not make the system "constant." Some generation has to take up the variability. And where does the variable power come from? You can take advantage of any power source that can start and stop easily. Guess what? - stored power...
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    Quantum Bigfoot TX - How to hook it up?

    Ditto - there was only one ATA connector. I've had Quantum SCSI drives - they do exist.
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    Dual core or quad core?

    RAM is limited to 3.5GB (give or take a bit) but how is the multi-CPU limited? XP will use all the cores it can find. The real question you need to ask is "What programs does he run that use significant multi-threading and how many programs does he need to run at one time?" If he runs lots...
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    Google CEO: How to Fix U.S. Energy Problems

    As another has responded - supply always equals demand unless the system breaks down. There's no such thing as constant supply and variable demand. No, I'm pointing out the inconsistencies in your comments. You give no reference for any claims about longevity or reliability...
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    Cable internet with ADSL Model

    I'd give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she listened to the salesdroid by mistake.
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    Google CEO: How to Fix U.S. Energy Problems

    I did. You're don't use consistent terminology. And yet you respond as if others are claiming it will. You haven't been reading my posts. I never proposed building more hydro projects. I gave an example of matching load to capacity. If you don't understand that, it explains why you...
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    After format to NTFS, drive no longer shows up in "safely remove devices"

    If you look at the drive properties in Vista, you should see a tab that identifies whether the disk's write cache is enabled (I use XP, so I don't know how this looks exactly in Vista). If the cache is not enabled, then all writes are immediately completed and the drive is safe to remove...
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    Google CEO: How to Fix U.S. Energy Problems

    Constant = invariant. You have a variable demand. You also have a consistent and uninterrupted demand. There's a difference. You still don't get it. Wind/solar/etc does not replace baseload supplies. It supplements it. I've never stated otherwise. You're confusing political...
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    sata issues with GA-G33M-S2L

    Reformat is not necessary, but a reinstall is. You could avoid a reinstall if you unload all drivers and then add them on the new MB. Personally, I think that's more trouble than it's worth. If it was up to me, I'd reformat and reinstall. If you are switching from one motherboard to...
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    Google CEO: How to Fix U.S. Energy Problems

    You have a variable demand. All utilities do. Get over it. You have no concept of what is being discussed if you compare gigawatt power plants to wind, solar, wave, tidal and other sources. The largest individual wind generators are, what, 5 MW? Most are 1-3MW. That is the context for...
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    Going Green(er)

    You can get an estimate* with a power meter. Brands like Kill-a-watt, UPM and Watts UP are available at reasonable prices. *Estimate since these devices are not perfect.
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    sata issues with GA-G33M-S2L

    Did you change the SATA settings in BIOS from the time you installed Windows until now? You say you are trying two different drives with two different Windows versions - are these versions the ones you installed with this motherboard? You can't just take a drive from one MB and expect it to...
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