Search results

  1. E

    Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Thread

    I have a friend with a new Nexus 5, latest stock Lollipop, struggling with visual impairment. Black text on white backgrounds really are hard on his eyes. I know we can do a global reverse colors, but that just messes up all the colors. Is there a way to get a "white on black" theme or will...
  2. E

    Can my Asus Lappy upgrade video?

    Doubt it unless you did a motherboard swap. Plus depending on the chassis, you may need a different cooling system
  3. E

    Corsair Vengeance RAM Giveaway! 5 12GB Kits!

    Corsair kicks @ss - great performance and price
  4. E

    Gigabyte Holiday [H] Give-Away!!!

    Gigabyte boards are great, I'm using one and overclocking like mad
  5. E

    Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset Give-Away - 5 Sets!!!

    Using some cheap computer speakers, need something for the cinematic sequences of the games
  6. E

    Seasonic X-560 Give-Away! 3 PSUs!

    Look for a solid stability, a reliable brand, a great warranty and price
  7. E

    Running out of SATA ports, can I use external ESATA port on my mobo?

    Well if you're comparing SATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gbps) to eSATA (3 Gbps), then yea... but most hard disks don't even saturate SATA 1.5 Gbps. Expect eSATA 6 Gbps products soon with the SATA 3.1 spec
  8. E

    Personal windows backup plan?

    Since you have a few hard drives already, have you considered Windows Home Server? Take an old desktop and install WHS. It can manage all your drives in one storage pool, can handle incremental backups of up to 10 Windows clients, can do a bare-metal restore from the network. It's the best...
  9. E

    Wake a laptop without opening it?

    Does it have a docking station? Could turn it on through a power switch there Also, if it's attached to an Ethernet cord, you could use Wake-on-Lan packet to wake it from sleep
  10. E

    Question about upgrading from XP to 7

    1) Xp to 7 - yes (I doubt 2000 to 7) 2) Sure, you can reinstall Win 7 over itself. Of course you need to reactivate 3) Yes See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7
  11. E

    External Hard Drive Copy

    Acronis to do a full disk copy
  12. E

    I want to start learning webapp development. Where do I start?

    PHP + Ajax is a winning combination. There are tons of tutorials out there, you just have to find the right project to work on. Perhaps you should find some open-source project to contribute to, that way you can build your skills first
  13. E

    Windows Home Server FAQ

    Since Powerpack 1, WHS will always use the system drive last for storage. So it's safe. Even if its writing a lot of tombstones, the tombstones just point to the data disks where it's really stored. I'm not saying its supported (heck, a lot of what you can do isn't per EULA), but it's possible...
  14. E

    tower coolers/hsf

    If you're concerned about installation and space, the Corsair h50 is a great choice - comparable to most tower coolers.
  15. E

    Looking for Games for a Non-Gamer

    If you're looking for something different - World of Goo
  16. E

    random thoughts.. windows ME and Vista

    Windows Me introduced a lot of new features, like System Restore. It was unstable like anything, but many of the features ended up in XP. Like Vista, ME was certainly the "go off and try things" mode when it comes to features. The new shorter, focused development for Win 7 really helped prevent...
  17. E

    Windows Home Server FAQ

    You can certainly run software off D:\ - I do all the time Just don't mess with parts of the storage pool, mainly D:\shares or D:\DE\
  18. E

    Hardware for Home use

    Looks fine to me - I use Server 2008 R2 myself to host WHS in VM. Hyper-V's passthrough disks are just awesome for WHS v1. Any modern CPU should have VT. I wouldn't worry about.
  19. E

    Keeping part of a page from reloading if it is the same across multiple pages

    +1 for asynchronous postbacks - ala an AJAX approach. It makes it feel more responsive, esp if its a application where the background+header doesn't really need to change
  20. E

    Corsair HX650W or XFX 650W? Or, something different entirely?

    The alternative to the Corsair 650W seems to be the Antec New TP-650. It's quite a great unit - partly modular (the main lines are fixed - but the additional molex/SATA & PCIe are modular)
  21. E

    Two users (monitors) using the same desktop simultaneously

    You'd need something like Windows Multipoint Server (though I doubt it would allow gaming with multiple people) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multipoint/default.aspx
  22. E

    Server 2008R2 or WHSv2?

    You can run WHSv2 in a virtual machine with Server 2008 R2's Hyper-V. It's very simple to do with Hyper-V's passthrough disks. I highly recommend this approach, as it is likely that Vail will lockdown the roles from Server 2008 R2. Of course, if you don't plan on using any of the server...
  23. E

    Home virtual solution

    I don't know about RAM. But Hyper-v has hard drive passthrough... great when used in combination with WHS. All your data disks (outside the system disk) can be used in passthrough, so they can be pulled into any other system to get your data off
  24. E

    10GHz Processors By 2011

    I don't think anyone predicted how hard it takes to overcome the power wall as you crank up the clocks. Ultimately that meant the end to the Netburst and 10Ghz chip roadmaps
  25. E

    How do you move your steam account to another Hard Drive?

    Do the file move and just use "linkd" to create a junction point from the original path -> new path
  26. E

    i5 power usage?

    A whole bunch of power efficiency charts http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/18448/4
  27. E

    CPU upgrade - video encoding

    Core i5-750 >> E8600 (and I'm assuming E8400 too) Both price/performance and power efficiency http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/18448/17
  28. E

    Starting new build

    Well the AOC-SAT2-MV only needs regular SATA cables. If you have a lot of them, use it. The PCIe version is the AOC-SASLP-MV8 and requires the use of a mini-SAS SFF 8087 cables. As the RPC-4220 uses SFF 8087 connectors anyway, you're better off with this.
  29. E

    Windows SMP client installation guide

    If you're just using 4 console clients, you don't need the -smp flag.
  30. E

    Virtual File Server 2008 on Virtualbox

    Just use Hamachi :)
  31. E

    Need help overclocking my Core i5 750 and Gigabyte P55A-UD3

    99C is way too high. Your system shutdown due to the thermal protection Good you didn't lose your chip, but better to recheck that your heatsink is sitting properly on the chip What TIM are you using? And what kind of cooling in the case?
  32. E

    Yes, another 4gb in Vista only showing 3.25gb thread... But I am running x64

    Does your Control Panel -> System page show System type: 64-bit Operating System
  33. E

    Supermicro 5 in 3 swappable cage and Lian Li case fitting

    I used a dremel to remove them off my Lian-li v2000. Didn't take that much, but finding the right angle to cut was tough.
  34. E

    i5 with Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3

    I believe the setting you want to disable is the C1E state Personally, I don't see why you wouldn't want to turn it off. You save power, since you're not using all the clock cycles anyway
Top