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Comment Re:So, when will be be getting dual-PSU cases... (Score 1) 212

Mod parent informative. I would, but I'm out of points.

Many people don't understand power requirements, and if you're building your own pc you really should.

Also, if you get an 85% efficiency certified PSU, not only is that proof that it can actually manage its advertised output, but it is also at least 85% efficient at any power draw between 10% and 100% of its rating. High efficiency will save you a lot of money in the long run, and the build quality needed for that efficiency also means the PSU lasts much longer.

Comment Re:So, when will be be getting dual-PSU cases... (Score 1) 212

I have a 2.8GHz AMD dual-core, 4GB of ram, a GTX 285, three hdds and two optical drives in my pc. How big of a PSU do I need?

The same Tagan 480W PSU I've been using for ~ 5 years.

Just because your 500W psu didn't have enough power connectors doesn't mean 500W isn't enough. Just make sure you have one capable of sustaining its max output, instead of only being able to sustain half of what is on the box (and being able to do 1ms spikes of the power output they advertise). The 80% and 85% efficiency certifications are a great way to confirm this, as well as getting you an efficient PSU.

I can see PSU requirements being much higher for multiple graphics chips (the top end ones use 200W when going flat out), but do you really need multiple (for example) GTX 285s? I run all my games at max res, with HDR, AA, AF, and all the game's own options on max, and I can still put vsync on afterwards because the framerate's so high. And that's on one GTX 285.

Comment Re:Linux already has this (Score 1) 248

There isn't one, really. I've heard good things about CFS.

An ideal SSD scheduler would need to perform read/write grouping, but only within the SSD blocks (with a read block and a write block being different sizes). Grouping across a block boundary is pointless for an SSD, you'd be better off letting the request at the top of the queue go. For a spinning disk, grouping is important all the time, thanks to it essentially being one continuous spiral track (close enough anyway).

Comment Re:It just goes to show... (Score 3, Interesting) 187

I just found and bought a new copy of the original "Diablo" (originally from 1996). The fact that the game is really easy to pirate and doesn't even need a cd key hasn't stopped me.

What shocked me is that it is a Windows 9x/NT game that works perfectly on modern 64-bit Windows. I don't even need to set 9x compat mode.

Comment Re:Didn't plan on buying another Asus EEE anyway (Score 1) 644

Mod parent troll.

My eeepc is mainly for watching vids on the move or in bed, most flavours of linux et al don't allow me that (at least not legally).

I run Ubuntu Server on both my custom built nat router and my VPS, both without X, so I know my way around non-"colorful-clickable toy-OSes". I considered Debian, and to be honest there is very little difference, so I stuck with the Linux distro I knew best.

Comment Re:Didn't plan on buying another Asus EEE anyway (Score 1, Interesting) 644

I've got the Windows 7 Beta on my (originally Linux) eee 901. I got it second hand from someone who'd wiped the stock linux for a (dodgy) XP install, so I've never seen the original linux distro. From what I've heard, I don't want too.

It's a tough call between putting Ubuntu or Windows 7 on it once the 7 beta expires though.

Comment Re:Entire Network on Windows Explorer (Score 1) 655

I have several shares in my network places, all on the same server. Yet Windows seems to randomly remove some of them sometimes, even though they're all on the same server (so it can't be the server being down), and I add the shares manually. Turning on or off "Automatically search for network shares" doesn't help either.

My current workaround is to manually add them again whenever I want one and it is missing.

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