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    Do usb 2 and usb 3 sockets use the same power connection point

    So usb 3 can supply more power in terms of ma's than usb 2 but do they both use the same connection in the same position. For example if you plug a usb 2 device into a usb 3 port with a usb 3 cable will you get more power (available milliamps) available than you would if you plugged it into a...
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    Uninstall windows 10 (from upgraded windows 7) with option to reinstall later?

    Not oem, retail windows 7 install then upgrade to windows 10. But what if trying to reinstall windows 10 with no cd key it didn't work automatically, then what, reinstall windows 7 retail and then upgrade again? Would that always work with the old cd key, or could there be no way to reinstall if...
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    Uninstall windows 10 (from upgraded windows 7) with option to reinstall later?

    So if I didn't bother with the account and wanted to reinstall it on the same pc with the same motherboard, cpu and gpu what would I have to do, what about retrieving the cd key first? So could I reinstall from the windows 10 iso with the windows 7 retail cd key without retrieving any key from...
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    Uninstall windows 10 (from upgraded windows 7) with option to reinstall later?

    If you wanted to uninstall Windows 10 from a computer and use another os but still have the option to reinstall windows 10 at a later date, what do you need to do before uninstalling to retrieve the cd key etc. (where the windows 10 install was an upgraded windows 7 retail). What's the simplest way?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    Does it occur through wear to the controller when data is being written or read or just from it being powered on?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    Ok thanks. So it's no good. I hope something similar doesn't happen with other brand ssds after a while.
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    What type of cpu fan plug is this

    What are the 4 pins used for, if you rewired it could you use a 2 pin fan?
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    What type of cpu fan plug is this

    I am trying to get a fan to upgrade a fanless pc that overheats in summer by adding a fan. I found this picture of the motherboard, does anyone know what this 4 pin cpu fan plug type is called?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    Have you ever had a solid red light and it won't detect in bios?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    It's a shame there is no trick to fix it.
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    It did crash once before where I think it wouldn't write but a firmware update fixed that about a year ago. Now it just has a red light and it won't detect at all in bios, I tried ide mode, I tried the ocz bootable iso, I tried leaving it on for hours, tried different plugs, different...
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    Thanks, I was meaning as an average. I know there can always be faulty things. How much longer could it be made to last with swap off and browser cache off for example? Would you expect it to last longer or still fail at some power level because it has just as much time powered on even if less...
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