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Forum: Hardware 4th Aug 2011, 16:53
Replies: 9
Motherboards ZIF Connector
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Posted By Kemp
It has to lock down pretty tight though, the...

It has to lock down pretty tight though, the inserted plastic is relatively stiff (compared to paper, say), so if it's trying to straighten out or if something nearby pushes on it then it'll slip out...
Forum: Hardware 3rd Aug 2011, 00:18
Replies: 27
Views: 1,429
Posted By Kemp
I put a couple of blobs in different places and...

I put a couple of blobs in different places and then use a small piece of laminated card (there's inevitably some in the packaging from one component or another) to spread it thin. Of course, it...
Forum: Hardware 3rd Aug 2011, 00:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kemp
I am also completely confused here. Could the OP...

I am also completely confused here. Could the OP have a side vent that is being blocked on a case that already has terrible airflow, and he's just assuming that the side vent is the issue?
Forum: Hardware 2nd Aug 2011, 12:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By Kemp
They're not just paying for the computer though,...

They're not just paying for the computer though, they're paying for the support contract and the knowledge that if they need to RMA something then it'll be handled quickly and they can get the...
Forum: Hardware 1st Aug 2011, 20:46
Replies: 9
Motherboards ZIF Connector
Views: 1,036
Posted By Kemp
The connectors I'm used to have the connector...

The connectors I'm used to have the connector itself on the motherboard, and the keyboard just has a thin plastic-y film with the traces on. Plastic goes into connector, connector locks on, job done....
Forum: Hardware 1st Aug 2011, 13:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kemp
The DS211j support rsync? Suddenly my own plans...

The DS211j support rsync? Suddenly my own plans got more interesting :)
Forum: Hardware 1st Aug 2011, 13:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kemp
Transferring 2TB of data across the internet in...

Transferring 2TB of data across the internet in one go might be an issue, though it'll be a lot easier if you're adding things over time rather than all at once up front.

If the NAS setup is...
Forum: Hardware 1st Aug 2011, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Kemp
There's a name I haven't heard in a while. :hehe:

There's a name I haven't heard in a while. :hehe:
Forum: Hardware 31st Jul 2011, 22:14
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Kemp
I've found the Samsung Spinpoints to be good.

I've found the Samsung Spinpoints to be good.
Forum: Hardware 31st Jul 2011, 20:48
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Kemp
Presumably he wants to know what other options...

Presumably he wants to know what other options there are, and whether that one is good value for the money, or if there are known issues with it. I don't have anything to add unfortunately, but maybe...
Forum: Hardware 31st Jul 2011, 19:10
Replies: 381
Views: 34,357
Posted By Kemp
The thing with the idea of "seeing over a billion...

The thing with the idea of "seeing over a billion colours" isn't that you can consciously tell the difference if given a panel of two colours that vary only by that amount. When given a real image at...
Forum: Hardware 31st Jul 2011, 19:02
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Kemp
First thing I'd do is run memtest and see if it...

First thing I'd do is run memtest and see if it picks anything up. I had random crashes (occurring mostly while playing games or watching videos) and it turned out to be a bad stick. 20 mins in...
Forum: Hardware 31st Jul 2011, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Kemp
Automatic fan control from the motherboard is (in...

Automatic fan control from the motherboard is (in my experience) a myth. Better to use a dedicated controller like the one you have. All you need to do is adjust them to get a sensible airflow that...
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 22:49
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Kemp
Towards the floor. It's arranged so that the PSU...

Towards the floor. It's arranged so that the PSU pulls air from outside and dumps it straight back outside again.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 20:23
Replies: 29
Views: 8,480
Posted By Kemp
For these sort of devices the software would...

For these sort of devices the software would normally be stored elsewhere, probably in flash.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 20:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By Kemp
Isn't VGA resolution-limited? I remember DVI...

Isn't VGA resolution-limited? I remember DVI being required past a certain resolution because VGA connectors/cables/transmission format weren't specced to be run so high back when it was all invented.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 12:37
Replies: 25
Build Advice New AMD build
Views: 1,409
Posted By Kemp
The i5 2500K is definitely the CPU to pick up for...

The i5 2500K is definitely the CPU to pick up for general purpose home machines right now. AMD may or may not be coming out with something better later, but for now it's Intel.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 12:35
Replies: 6
Notebooks Netbook owners?
Views: 813
Posted By Kemp
I agree on netbooks being completely unusable as...

I agree on netbooks being completely unusable as a main machine. I tend to have mine next to me at work do do personal things on (like browsing these forums), and it's fine for using in bed or on...
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 12:31
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By Kemp
Also, if you use Steam but those games aren't on...

Also, if you use Steam but those games aren't on your "I want these faster" list then there are ways to move your Steam games folder to another drive.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 12:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kemp
Well, the girlfriend likes the SG06 more than any...

Well, the girlfriend likes the SG06 more than any of the ISK series, so I think I can justify a bit of extra budget there.

A few cooler-related questions:
- Did you use a different cooler or...
Forum: Hardware 30th Jul 2011, 12:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,260
Posted By Kemp
On the other hand, the manual for my board (the...

On the other hand, the manual for my board (the gd53) says that the two same-coloured slots (1 and 3, or 2 and 4) should be used for dual-channel mode. I seem to mis-interpret this every time though,...
Forum: Hardware 29th Jul 2011, 22:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kemp
Yeah, if it's not being carried around while...

Yeah, if it's not being carried around while you're using it then you'll have absolutely no problems in that regard. There shouldn't be much difference in sensitivity between the speeds in real terms...
Forum: Hardware 29th Jul 2011, 22:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kemp
Really, your only issue is that the faster drive...

Really, your only issue is that the faster drive will be more vulnerable to being knocked around while in use.
Forum: Hardware 29th Jul 2011, 21:12
Replies: 8
Networks Router choice
Views: 897
Posted By Kemp
We had a Linksys one that required a firmware...

We had a Linksys one that required a firmware upgrade to work. Out of the box it crashed several times per hour if the wifi was being used, and judging by the google results we weren't the only ones...
Forum: Hardware 29th Jul 2011, 20:20
Replies: 8
Networks Router choice
Views: 897
Posted By Kemp
Any ADSL router should be fine as far as BT is...

Any ADSL router should be fine as far as BT is concerned (I assume you're on ADSL?). They authenticate based on the line, so everyone has the same username and there's no password. I've seen a few...
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