Category Archive: PCI-E

Oct 09 2012

Lucid Virtu MVP – Switchable Graphics for the Desktop

Yesterday, I was asked by a friend of mine to provide an opinion on which CPU would be best suited for his new gaming rig and of course the CPU also affected what motherboard you select and the RAM configuration (dual or triple channel). Then you get to things like the graphics solution for the …

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Jan 29 2012

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and Sleep Modes

Here’s an observation that I have come across when using the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 solid state drive and my experiences with putting my computer into sleep mode. There have been numerous reports that the solid state drive doesn’t like to be put into the S3 sleep mode which can result in a blue screen …

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Dec 16 2011

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Solid State Drive Unboxing & Preview

A little while ago I gave you all the heads up that I was getting a new solid state drive for my desktop computer to replace the Patriot Warp 128GB SSD that is currently my bootable OS and application drive. It has been running a bit slow given that I run it close to capacity …

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Dec 11 2011

Incoming Gadget – OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2

A quick update to let you know about another incoming gadget. I’ve been looking at upgrading to a larger solid state drive given my current 128GB SSD (Patriot) is somewhat limiting for Windows and applications. I’ve recently sold some excess stuff and thought I could reinvest some of the money in a new bit of kit …

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Aug 30 2011

Remedies for Stuttering Audio in Windows

Once upon a time, in order to get sound on your Windows computer you’d have to buy and install a sound card of which the most popular were the Sound Blaster line of cards from Creative Labs. Back in those days, The CPUs inside your computer had more than enough to do running Windows while …

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Jul 10 2011

Dell XPS 8300 Unboxing

This was an unexpected gadget but a colleague of mine recently bought a new computer to replace an aging laptop that gave up the ghost earlier in the year. Anyway, he’s handed over his Dell XPS 8300 to me to do some basic tweaking for him. So, of course, I had to unbox it. I …

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Feb 21 2010

Video Card Slots – Argh!

At the moment, I have a suspect 500GB hard drive that belongs to someone else. I’ve offered to run a diagnostic utility on it to attempt to read the data from its bad sectors before consigning it to the rubbish bin. Before I can do this though, I need a working computer. For this task, …

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