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  1. ikjadoon

    What is the slowest part in a computer today?

    It used to be the hard drive, but with the advent of SSDs, what is now the slowest part of the computer? I mean, for regular computing (what 95% of the world does with its computers: cue in Office, Firefox, watching a movie), what's holding them back? Why are instant-on computers still far...
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    Need help making "silent" batch file...

    Hi! Long story short: the Favorites folder in Vista (used by IE) has an integrity level of low when moved to a different hard drive. You can fix it by going to the command prompt and typing this: icacls E:\Ibrahim\Favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)high However, I seem to "lose" this...
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    Computer craps itself when using onboard NIC.

    Hi! The specifications of my system are in my signature, but this is the basic spiel: C2D E6600 @ 3.5GHz 4GB DDR2-800 ASUS P5N-E SLI (custom bios based on 0401 revision) 8800GTS 640MB Enermax 620W I'm on the GeForce 182.50's and the nForce 15.25s. The GPU is slightly outdated, but I had the...
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    Files downloaded to separate partition cannot access temporary folder

    Hi! I recently moved my "downloads" folder to a separate partition on my hard drive to save space. Issue is that many programs that do not require installation (just double-click the executable) need access to the temporary folder (which is on C: ). However, they all spout errors about not...
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    Make an icon to "press" Windows + M?

    Hi. I'm looking for a way to create an icon/button similar to "Show Desktop". However, I only want to minimize Windows, not applications. Windows + M does that. However, it is an awkward combo, as you can try and see for yourself. Is there a way to make an icon to do this? Thanks...
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    12V Rails: is high bad, too?

    Quick question. I know a low 12V is bad, but what about high? My friend has a questionable power supply in his relatively high-end system (E8200, eVGA 680i, 8800GT, 4GB RAM, 2 DVD burners, hard drive powered via a Apevia 500W). Checking the 12V rail, it runs about 12.3V just in the BIOS...
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    WAN Gigabit needed and is Gamefuel worth it?

    Hi! I'm in need of a new router. It will be be connected to my PC, printer, Wii, XBOX 360, and a handful of laptops. I just have two quick questions. Gigabit LAN ports are a must this time around, but I'm not sure if I need a WAN Gigabit port? How useful will that be? Some routers have it...
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    What kind of mouse do I need?

    Hi. Quick question here. I've heard that there are two types of mice available: those for people who move with their fingertips and those who move with their wrist. I'm not really sure which kind I am. Seriously, don't laugh. I'm needing a new mouse and I have to buy it online, so I can't...
  9. ikjadoon

    Combine two partitions that are on different drives?

    Hi! I would like to combine two partitions, hopefully keeping data intact on both. The only issue is that the partitions reside on two different drives. Is this possible and which tool could I use? I'd like to combine two logical partitions on two physical drives to one logical drive. If that...
  10. ikjadoon

    Does short-stroking work?

    Hi! I've been looking for a new hard drive and have heard of something called short-stroking, in which you basically make partitions and that cuts your access time in half. Is this just a myth or does it really work? If so, why don't more people use it? ~Ibrahim~
  11. ikjadoon

    Anything to upgrade?

    Hi. My system is in my sig, but here it is anyway for those who are too lazy to move their eyes a few millimeters: Core 2 Duo E6600 @ ~3.5GHz ASUS P5N-E SLI 2GB of DDR2-770 8800GTS 640MB @ 621/1548 Seagate 320GB LITE-ON 20X CM Stacker 830 Enermax 620W Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1 I...
  12. ikjadoon

    Troubleshooting a slow boot-up...

    Hi, guys. I am asking a question about the system in my signature. The problem is slow boot-up. As you can see, it is a relatively fast system, but the boot-up time is horrendous, ranging from 90-200 seconds. Unfortunately, it has been happening for quite some time now and I haven't had the time...
  13. ikjadoon

    Fastest 500GB HDD Available and other random questions...

    Hi! I'm upgrading to a larger hard drive. Currently, I have a Seagate 320GB 7200.10, but I am running out of space; currently, I have 17.5GB left and I had 26GB yesterday (HDTV DVR). So, I was thinking about getting a 500GB storage drive. But it was then that I realized that newer 500GB hard...
  14. ikjadoon

    Resolution question for 1680x1050 users!

    Hi, I'm about to get a Dell E207WFP monitor. Now, I know it isn't the *greatest* monitor in the world, but my dad gets it free and he already has my NEC 20WMGX2, so I get this one. :D I have one question. I "only" have a 8800GTS 640MB and I'm wondering if it is possible to lower the...
  15. ikjadoon

    Blackbird 002-Makes me wish Consumer was still here

    HP's new Blackbird 002 is setting some records, with this configuration for only $5,500: Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHZ + Additional Performance Tuning Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra with NVIDIA SLI CPU & dual GPU Liquid Cooling 2 GB 800 MHz CORSAIR PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM 1 160GB...
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