micnn

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  1. micnn

    Sata drive disappeared.

    This could happen after you altered the EIDE/SATA settings in the bios.
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    LCD Display with accurate colors

    I am using one of the early model Samsung SyncMaster 241mp 1920x1200, and my experience with scaling has been good. The lowest resolution I had used in games (not desktop) is 1280x1024. The image quality, after scaling and stretching, is still sharp and orignal to the color presentations. But then, most games support 1600x1200, and some 1920x1200, and I am fine with that as well. However, if scaling is a concern, I believe many high-end monitors also display lower resolution in its native pixels so that only the center portion is used to display the original resolution and the rest of the portion remains black. No scaling involved here. AFAIK, Samsung OEM dell's monitors, so I would supposed this feature is supported in dell monitors. About response time, mine is 25ms total. I use it to watch TV, DVD, or HDTV using ati's HDTV wonder. Absolutely no complaint here. I would suppose lower response time will provide more solid display. This is just to let you know 25ms is a good standard to start with.
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    LCD Display with accurate colors

    I have been thinking buying this for my lcd monitor. Take away the headache of color calibration. http://www.colorvision.com/profis/profis_view.jsp?id=361 You can also find that on ebay for alot cheaper price.
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    Question about pagefile.

    I mean: ... giving the space back to memory...
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    Question about pagefile.

    bottom line pagefile access is slow. I'd simply restart the game, or reset the PC. Some applications / games would cache previous used data with no intention of giving the data back to memory. Restart the application usually remedy that situation.
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    Hard Disk Space Disappearing

    Don't know if this would actually help or not, but in task manager, select Processes tab, then click View - Select Columns, and check all I/O activities and paged pool. Observe if any of the processes has constant disk activities.
  7. I don't own this drive, but seems to me IBM is bringing in some closures for the poor souls. Original Post: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.as...1&enterthread=y FAQ: http://www.ibmdeskstar75gxplitigation.com/faqs.asp
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    Inserting a disc causes PC to stutter

    Reading a disk is not CPU intensive. Hence, any delays you experience are caused by blocking somewhere, either in drivers, kernel or apps. 203688[/snapback] Read my msg carefully. Where is the implication of "cpu intensive" coming from? 203705[/snapback] The 'higher priority' and the 'thus cause a small hang' bits. 203710[/snapback] Was speaking in term of software developement. I guess that caught you.
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    Inserting a disc causes PC to stutter

    Reading a disk is not CPU intensive. Hence, any delays you experience are caused by blocking somewhere, either in drivers, kernel or apps. 203688[/snapback] Read my msg carefully. Where is the implication of "cpu intensive" coming from?
  10. micnn

    Inserting a disc causes PC to stutter

    Everyone has it, to different extents. Unless you don't have an optical drive, or somehow get Windows to not bother reading from it (turning off auto insert notification probably does the trick). Basically Windows checks the CD/DVD drives for any media every few seconds (possibly even more often). While the drives are attempting to recognise the disc inserted, they do not respond to requests from Windows. It is during this period that Windows, practically, does bugger all and waits. I think that's what you're reffering to, davidedney123. 203538[/snapback] Actually, when disk is inserted, the drives perform some basic disk operations, then sends out an event to the OS through interrupt. The OS process the event and so on, which has higher priority than normal tasks, and thus cause a small hang on the system. Therefore, the duration of the delay is really dependent on the optical drive, CPU, and all system resource as a whole.
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    XP 64bit

    I was wondering the same thing and found this thread, updated 4/25: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.as...9&enterthread=y
  12. I wonder how effective distilled water will be in a scenario like this. I blowed up a motherboard during my initial trial of wc. I was using distilled water at the time, but that did nothing to the rescue. The water contain a small mixture of water wetter though. Anyway, congrat to Pico... it's all silent and cool, good for you.
  13. You should be able to locate the offending driver/component by the bootup log. Also, try a less agressive memory setting or use spare memory and see if that helps.
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    Super cheap Wal-Mart laptop.

    Rule #4: Don't shop at Wal-Mart! 203135[/snapback] Rule #4 contradicts with Rule #1 !!