Two months into the life of my new build has seen the CPU fan morph from quiet operation to an annoying buzz when under pressure. I noticed it because the case and fans were so quiet compared to what I have had before. There is no doubt that 120 and 140 mm fans are a… Continue reading CPU cooling
Computers don’t wake from sleep or hibernation for ‘no reason’. There is always a reason. Here are some of them. If the computer starts to go into sleep or hibernation, but immediately wakes up again, suspect a driver issue, especially with regard to video and network card drivers. The general fix is to upgrade to… Continue reading Disturbed sleep/hibernation
Raxco were nice enough to send me NFR’s for their latest incarnation, and I have been gracious enough to give it a try. So, out goes Diskeeper (my long time favourite) for now, and in comes PerfectDisk 12. Installation was a breeze, and I have left every setting as default because this is what most… Continue reading PerfectDisk 12
As you will know from recent posts, I changed out almost my entire system. Out went the AMD/nVidia based system to make way for an AMD/ATI system. Except that not everything went out. I discovered by running SIW that there was a mass of nVidia driver code still kicking around, and I couldn’t upgrade the… Continue reading New motherboard.. old drivers..
Look up on a summer day and you will probably see one of these.. It is a white fluffy cloud, beneficial in that it will shade you from direct sunlight as it drifts across the face of the sun. White clouds have a friendly air about them, Dark clouds are not overly friendly. They rain… Continue reading Clouds..
The text in this blog post is taken from an article by Michael Horowitz. A link to the original is here.. http://blogs.computerworld.com/18387/why_the_bad_guys_are_winning but for those of you who are too scared to ever open a link, I have extracted the important part of the article, I agree with what he has to say, and I… Continue reading Why the bad guys win..
There is no shortage of weather gadgets, and I have tried most of them. Ultimately, the most accurate weather reports for Canada come from ‘The Weather Network, so I have had a tendency to use TWN’s own gadget. Now, this is all very good for me, but what if you live in a place where… Continue reading Weather Center gadget..