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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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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    How long as newer model lower cost ssds lasting on average thesedays (not flash memory wear but the general controllers etc)?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    It's been used for a while with this computer but suddenly today won't work anymore. So it's been tested with an MSI p67a-c43 version 1 with the faster and slower sata ports. I also tested it with one of these...
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    It has a solid light on the side that stays on with another light that also flashes. Since it's bricked anyway, is there anything I might try? I tried different sata ports and different computers. I opened it up is there anything I could try?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    Is this fairly common with ssds, that they are breaking for other reasons before the memory actually wears out through use?
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    Bricked OCZ SSD, any ideas to fix it?

    The ocz vertex II 64gb ssd worked again for quite a while but now it is spontaneously bricked again. This time it just stalls the computer startup at hdd detection and the OCZ Bootable Tools v4.9.0.634.iso won't detect it if I connect it after bootup. Any ideas of something to try to fix it...
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    OK thanks, the temperature probably wouldn't be that high but it's hot in summer, it overheats at night as well when watching video but only in summer.
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    Is that the same as what a ready made usb fan uses? The ready made ones go off when the pc is off but not when the pc is in standby. It's a tv recording pc.
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    Thanks, is there an equivalent in Ubuntu?
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    Thanks, I tried disabling the wake from usb in the bios. It's on the lowest power state setting already. Because it's an integrated product (non custom build) they don't seem to provide any motherboard diagrams. The best I can find is this page I posted already, here's the translated version...
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    Yes, thanks Skillz for seeing the point. I took out the wifi card since I don't need it so not sure if that could be a power source. It's actually still under warranty so I could wait till next summer and send it back, but it would be an easy fix if there was just a way for the fan to come on...
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    It's a gigabyte brix gb-bace-3000. It has to go off in suspend not just when off though.
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    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    I have a small fanless computer that overheats in summer without an external usb fan but if you connect a usb fan it will stay on in sleep mode and even when the computer is off. There is no way to change it in the bios. Is there a way to connect a very small fan to any other wires on the usb...
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    MCE remote won't turn off screensaver with button press

    I have an mce remote but unlike moving the mouse when you press a button it won't turn off the screensaver. Does anyone know if there is a way to get the remote to turn off the screensaver. I've got it going through eventghost and autohotkey, so I'm not sure if that is making any difference to...
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    Is anyone successfully using a usb 3.0 flash drive connected to an extension cable of any length?

    Ok thanks, sounds good, so the issue was with the cable I had.
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    Is anyone successfully using a usb 3.0 flash drive connected to an extension cable of any length?

    Ok thanks, I am talking about 1m or less. The shortest length I can get really. Also I'm in Aus so id like to order one from here instead of overseas. The biggest problem seems to be sometimes when the computer turns on it doesn't detect the drive when connected to a cable (it's set to mount...
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    Is anyone successfully using a usb 3.0 flash drive connected to an extension cable of any length?

    Ok thanks, I need one with no quirks. Any more experience with short ones? Needs to be 100% reliable all the time.
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    Is anyone successfully using a usb 3.0 flash drive connected to an extension cable of any length?

    I want to know if anyone is successfully using a usb 3.0 flash drive through any length of extension cable. I have had no end of trouble trying to use extension cables or hubs. I want to know if it's just inferior quality cables etc. or it's not supposed to work. I even tried a very short...
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    Adding usb stick to ssd computer as storage?

    Ok thanks sounds good, that's what I wanted to know.
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    Adding usb stick to ssd computer as storage?

    Ok thanks, so did you put a file on there and then play it back years later with no problems?
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    Adding usb stick to ssd computer as storage?

    Actually maybe I wasn't clear enough what I actually mean. I want to use a usb flash drive like adding an extra hdd to an ssd computer (for storage of media files to playback etc.). It would be always connected but only written to occasionally. So it's not the main OS drive and it wouldn't have...
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    Adding usb stick to ssd computer as storage?

    I heard if you leave it on a shelf it will loose the data over time, but does leaving it plugged in powered make it store indefinitely. Or does the ntfs or et4 refresh files somehow? I read there was some issue with some ssds where the data had to be rewritten after a few months, I'm guessing a...
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    Adding usb stick to ssd computer as storage?

    Can you add a usb flash stick to a computer as storage (instead of a hdd/ssd) and leave it connected all the time with no issues like loosing data over time?
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    Double length Sata power cable by joining two

    If you join two sata power cables to make a double length cable to ssd/hdd, could this be too long for the gauge of wire used in standard cables? I'm not talking about the data cable, just the power one from the psu. Since usb external drives never seem to work with longer usb cables maybe...
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    A laser printer that is precise to the actual measurements on the page?

    Hello, I am trying to print labels that have to match exactly to measurements on the page, but the basic laser printer I have is a bit off and prints lines a bit leaning over and misaligned. I tried to adjust it but can't get it to be any better. What type of laser printer (or other type but...
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