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by GTVic
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 15
Views: 3215

Re: Windows 11

If you are building a brand new PC, would it be better to just install Windows 11 now?
by GTVic
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here
Replies: 263
Views: 54725

Re: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here

Dear Diary,

Today I converted some 1's to 0's and some 0's to 1's. Maybe tomorrow will be different.

Regards,
PC
by GTVic
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Laser printer suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 5507

Re: Laser printer suggestions

Just got a HP LaserJet M451DW, duplex, wireless, ethernet, color from NCIX for $410 plus I found a $5 shipping coupon. Still on sale and you should be able to google the coupon. $240 in savings with this deal. I had an older Brother, 3040 I think, but the cost to replace the toner was over $400 plus...
by GTVic
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop Won't Return to Sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: Laptop Won't Return to Sleep

It is Windows 7 64, same behaviour on Dell and Lenovo laptops. There are power schemes set by Policy so I was hoping to make a request for a change to the power scheme if there was a setting that fixed this. I don't think I would be successful trying to get them to issue a scripted sleep command. Al...
by GTVic
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop Won't Return to Sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Laptop Won't Return to Sleep

With our corporate power schemes, if a laptop is put to sleep by closing the lid, and subsequently wakes up remotely for updates, Thursday night scheduled virus scan, etc., it will not return to sleep when the process is done. This is with the lid remaining closed. So a typical thing to see is the l...
by GTVic
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Storage Shared/Secure Access
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Online Storage Shared/Secure Access

Thanks, I will check that out. Google has the advantage of being fairly stable. I found a site called http://www.MyOtherDrive.com which gives you sharing abilities at a fairly low rate $55/yr. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344114,00.asp gave them an average review in 2009, but they seem to h...
by GTVic
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Storage Shared/Secure Access
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Online Storage Shared/Secure Access

I am a member of a strata (condominium owners) and we would like to provide PDF documents online for people to view. There are a lot of options out there and I'm trying to think out of the box for something that would suit. Suggestions would be appreciated. There are all types of paid services but i...
by GTVic
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon 6800 is looking so boss
Replies: 84
Views: 7337

Re: Radeon 6800 is looking so boss!

I don't understand why you seem to think a $350 5870 vs a $300 470 is so black and white?A 5870 is still faster than 470 the majority of time Easily around 10% or more for the most part. Nope. I know it's hard to believe and I thought the same myself at first, but look in TR's latest GPU article: h...
by GTVic
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156
Replies: 14
Views: 7365

Re: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156

I think your problems would all go away with the correct kit. Generic bolts and springs and washers will result in the bracket bending too far and contacting where it shouldn't. Some points to condsider: - Scythe tech support told me it would work with the right kit - If you do the math the differen...
by GTVic
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156
Replies: 14
Views: 7365

Re: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=49075&vpn=AXP%2D140%201156BTK&manufacture=Thermalright http://www.ncixus.com/products/49075/AXP-140%201156BTK/Thermalright/ All you need is the backplate with the four springloaded screws so make sure that is what you get. And you need the LGA775 adapter th...
by GTVic
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: No point putting a SSD in a netbook
Replies: 11
Views: 9996

Re: No point putting a SSD in a netbook

The Atom uses an on-board memory controller but it is connected with a legacy external bus just as if it was a separate chip so the memory latency is one of the biggest bottlenecks on these systems. That might explain why a fast SSD makes no difference. http://www.anandtech.com/show/2925
by GTVic
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 5850 vs. GTX 470
Replies: 76
Views: 7494

Re: 5850 vs. GTX 470

You shouldn't need the current top of the heap video card to play an online game that was developed two years ago. The 5770 should be good enough as it has a similar performance to the top of the line 4000 series. Has anyone asked about specs for the rest of the system or the quality of the internet...
by GTVic
Fri May 21, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Laptop Processor i5 at 2.5GHz or i7 at 1.73GHz
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Laptop Processor i5 at 2.5GHz or i7 at 1.73GHz

Why not the I7 dual core? The 2.66 GHZ 4MB cache model. I'm looking at the HP Envy 17 or the HP 8740W. You get about 4 or 5 choices for processor but not that one for the Envy. That processor is actually available when customizing the VB744AV model of the 8740W so I'll check it out, thanks. http://...
by GTVic
Thu May 20, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Laptop Processor i5 at 2.5GHz or i7 at 1.73GHz
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Laptop Processor i5 at 2.5GHz or i7 at 1.73GHz

Choices are: i5 540M Dual Core 2.5GHz (Turbo mode 3.06GHz) 3MB L2 Cache (incl.) i7 720/820QM Quad Core 1.6/1.73GHz (Turbo mode 2.8/3.06GHz) 6/8MB L3 Cache (+$150/$250) This is for CAD which does not use multiple cores very well but might use them enough to kill the Turbo mode which only enables if o...
by GTVic
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: does this heatsink fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: does this heatsink fit?

I bought the suggested parts from the December TR sweeter spot system guide for a P55A-UD4P with no problem. Then I read the same comments regarding compatibility and noticed that TR changed RAM manufacturers for no explained reason in their spring guide. So I was a bit worried but no problems even ...
by GTVic
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156
Replies: 14
Views: 7365

Re: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156

Update ... The solution I posted above worked well. The backplate and 4 spring loaded screws from the LGA1156 Thermalright bolt-through kit, together with the LGA775 bracket that came with the Ninja worked perfectly together. I tightened the screws by hand with a long phillips head drill bit extende...
by GTVic
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156
Replies: 14
Views: 7365

Re: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156

Yes I checked that and wrote an email to Scythe. They said it can't be done unless you order a universal mounting kit from someone else but I cannot find one. What I did find was an idea to mount the LGA775 clip that I have onto the Ninja but remove the plastic push pins. Then install the backplate ...
by GTVic
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156
Replies: 14
Views: 7365

Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B on LGA1156

I have an older Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B that has a bracket for the LGA775.

The latest Ninja 2 has a similar bracket that works for LGA775, LGA1156 and LGA1366.

I'm wondering if the LGA775 bracket on my old Ninja will work on a new Gigabyte P55A UD4P LGA1156 motherboard?

Thanks
by GTVic
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Please give comments about my build, no overclocking in mind
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Please give comments about my build, no overclocking in mind

Processor Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 AUD239 If you're going to use a discrete graphics card, I see no compelling reason to buy a dual-core CPU with a low-end graphics processor built into it. Consider the quad-core Core i5-750 or an AMD Socket-AM3 triple or quad core p...
by GTVic
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: IBM Thinkpad & the RRbackups File
Replies: 13
Views: 13669

Re: IBM Thinkpad & the RRbackups File

28 gigs isn't to be unexpected. Rescue and Recovery backs up the entire hard drive to itself daily. Useful if there's a malware infection since the last backup. Not useful if there's a hard drive failure. We have this software in our corporate environment. It has never been used successfully to res...
by GTVic
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: *blink* Time for a new LCD. Opinions, please...
Replies: 55
Views: 10853

I purchased the Dell 2007 when it was on sale for $50 less (on sale now in Canada for $379). To me it is a good second monitor to go with my CRT which is the same size/resolution. It rotates to portrait on the stand that it came with. I like the 2007 models but I think 2008 will be a step up. So I p...
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