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Forum: Hardware 12th Jul 2011, 22:15
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By notatoad
Looking for DFI support

does anybody know where i can find BIOSes or manuals for a DFI motherboard? i've got a lanparty M3H5 jr that seems to be having issues. normally my first step would be to flash the newest BIOS, but...
Forum: Tech Support 13th Apr 2011, 21:50
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By notatoad
no luck on getting just a motherboard, but i can...

no luck on getting just a motherboard, but i can take the hard drive out of the laptop before i send it back. i think i should be alright.
thanks for the advice guys.
Forum: Tech Support 13th Apr 2011, 21:06
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By notatoad
i don't have the old hard drive anymore, i sold...

i don't have the old hard drive anymore, i sold it when i replaced it with the SSD. i don't think i went through any warranty void stickers, but i dunno.

it's an HP DM4-1050ca, not one of those...
Forum: General 13th Apr 2011, 02:09
Replies: 4,809
Views: 707,076
Posted By notatoad
lucky *******. i still can't find any trails...

lucky *******. i still can't find any trails that don't have at least a foot of slush on them. i really miss my bike.
Forum: Tech Support 13th Apr 2011, 02:02
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By notatoad
advice for dealing HP Warranty people

hey y'all, long time no see.

i'm pretty sure my laptop's motherboard is fried - the USB ports don't work at all anymore. i haven't flashed new bios yet, but when they just stop working in the...
Forum: Hardware 28th Sep 2010, 07:13
Replies: 2
Notebooks Optibay
Views: 653
Posted By notatoad
Optibay

I just bought a new laptop (not a mac) and i love the idea of the optibay. i hate optical drives. do they fit non-apple laptops? anybody tried to :dremel: their own?
Forum: Hardware 26th Jul 2010, 00:44
Replies: 27
Build Advice Silent 10-head box
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Posted By notatoad
http://photos.macnn.com/news/1004/atifirepro2460-l...

http://photos.macnn.com/news/1004/atifirepro2460-lg.jpg
firepro2460 is another option. at $250 it could save some coin, but if he's a day trader with 10 screens that's probably not to much of an...
Forum: Software 10th Jul 2010, 21:41
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By notatoad
teamviewer is my favorite for phone support, but...

teamviewer is my favorite for phone support, but any computers i am supporting long-term get realVNC on them so that i can go in without any action on my customer's part.
Forum: Hardware 5th Jul 2010, 01:22
Replies: 30
Poll: Graphics 5870 or SSD?
Views: 2,175
Posted By notatoad
SSD gives a great performance increase for hard...

SSD gives a great performance increase for hard drive bound tasks like loading programs and booting an OS. gaming is not hard drive bound after the initial level load. if you want imroved gaming...
Forum: Software 4th Jul 2010, 01:59
Replies: 89
Views: 8,369
Posted By notatoad
ubuntu, exaile, rtorrent, gedit, vim, chromium,...

ubuntu, exaile, rtorrent, gedit, vim, chromium, gimp
Forum: Tech Support 29th Jun 2010, 17:48
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By notatoad
mac and linux both have hosts files too, they are...

mac and linux both have hosts files too, they are located at /etc/hosts and the syntax is the same as the windows hosts file.
Forum: Hardware 29th Jun 2010, 04:36
Replies: 70
Views: 4,615
Posted By notatoad
yes, they fail. i work in small business IT and...

yes, they fail. i work in small business IT and i see on average one hard drive die every week. still, raid5 is probably sufficient. your 6TB should be 5TB, not 4TB.
Forum: Tech Support 27th Jun 2010, 04:15
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By notatoad
i think you guys might have misunderstood the...

i think you guys might have misunderstood the question. those will redirect the page for everybody and require you to have admin access to the site in question. i think the OP is just trying to...
Forum: Tech Support 25th Jun 2010, 20:08
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By notatoad
i never actually used this, but it should be able...

i never actually used this, but it should be able to do what you need: http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/actions-file.html#REDIRECT
Forum: Hardware 25th Jun 2010, 19:25
Replies: 23
Displays This is mental!
Views: 1,563
Posted By notatoad
it's a tech demo, not something people actually...

it's a tech demo, not something people actually bought. i saw one at the sony store once, pretty cool.
Forum: Tech Support 24th Jun 2010, 03:30
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By notatoad
raid5. always raid5. it's is the best for space...

raid5. always raid5. it's is the best for space and gives you the flexibility to expand later. RAID0+1 has the overhead of mirroring just like raid5 has the overhead of calculating parity so...
Forum: General 18th Jun 2010, 04:20
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By notatoad
buying from alibaba

has anybody here ever bought anything off alibaba? i got linked to it from reddit, it seems somewhat legit. it looks like i could get a macbook for like $300; should i go for it, or should i follow...
Forum: General 16th Jun 2010, 23:25
Replies: 42
Views: 5,801
Posted By notatoad
it's sexy, sure. but $699 for last-gen laptop...

it's sexy, sure. but $699 for last-gen laptop parts in a box with no screen? no thanks.
Forum: Modding 16th Jun 2010, 23:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By notatoad
the heatgun sounds scary, i'm trying alcohol now....

the heatgun sounds scary, i'm trying alcohol now. thanks.
Forum: Modding 16th Jun 2010, 04:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By notatoad
Remove ram heatsinks

i've got some ram with heatsink fins extending about 3/4" above the top of the ram, and now i want to put it under a low profile heatsink. problem is the heatsinks are glued to the ram. is there...
Forum: General 10th Jun 2010, 19:18
Replies: 83
Views: 4,903
Posted By notatoad
my SSD is called / and my 3TB raid5 array is...

my SSD is called / and my 3TB raid5 array is called /mnt/raid
Forum: Hardware 7th Jun 2010, 04:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By notatoad
that PSU calculator says 208. 350 should be a...

that PSU calculator says 208. 350 should be a good enough buffer i guess.

the reason i'm asking is because i want to use the little baby PSU from a minuet case to save some space. i've already...
Forum: General 7th Jun 2010, 03:08
Replies: 29
Views: 2,765
Posted By notatoad
the best way to kill a tree is to climb it and...

the best way to kill a tree is to climb it and pull it down with your own weight, but if it's threatening to disrupt the patio i suspect the tree might be a bit to big for that.

so yeah, dynamite....
Forum: Hardware 7th Jun 2010, 02:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By notatoad
is 350W enough

to power a 95W amd processor, SSD, and onboard graphics? seems like it should be, right?
Forum: Hardware 14th May 2010, 01:11
Replies: 49
Views: 3,246
Posted By notatoad
anybody who says anything other than colour is...

anybody who says anything other than colour is lying.
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