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    Re: Installing Windows 8 on a MBR partition

    I could do that (I've got Virtualbox with an Ubuntu VM) but I'd eventually like to ditch Windows 8 entirely. I just don't want to do so at this stage, so I'd preferably like to dualboot them first...
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    Installing Windows 8 on a MBR partition

    Hey guys

    I'm currently thinking of installing Xubuntu 13.10 alongside my current installation of Windows 8 on my laptop (a Samsung NP350V5C-S08AU.) Due to a well-publicised firmware bug which...
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    Re: Samsung Laptop - Can't Access UEFI

    Crisis averted, I managed to get into setup mode again. I discovered that if you press F10 at boot (when you've got a bootable flash drive plugged in), you can use that to get into setup mode. So...
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    Samsung Laptop - Can't Access UEFI

    Hello all

    I have a Samsung NP350V5C notebook running Windows 8, and I did something that in hindsight was quite stupid. Ever since I got this laptop I've wanted to dualboot it with xubuntu,...
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    Re: Toshiba Satellite L850 - Disassembly

    Awesome! Thanks for your replies, guys, yeah, we managed to get the keyboard off, and surprise surprise there were yet more screws to undo before the back would come off. We managed to have a look...
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    Re: Toshiba Satellite L850 - Disassembly

    Yup, we've taken the optical drive out, as well as all of the screws that we can find that appear to attach the bottom on.
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    Re: Toshiba Satellite L850 - Disassembly

    Hi Nomad

    There does appears to be a bottom cover - it's secured with about a dozen screws, which we've removed, and we've managed to lift a couple of corners and undo most of the clips. However...
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    Toshiba Satellite L850 - Disassembly

    Kia ora all

    I've got a bit of a problem here. A mate of mine has a Toshiba Satellite L850 laptop, which he had in his bag with a can of Lift Plus and... suffice to say the can of Lift Plus decided...
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    New phishing scam

    Hi guys,

    A couple of my friends have been "phished" by this one... be very aware of subject lines that say "Click here to see videos" or "incredible" or "check this"... there'll be a link inside...
  10. Re: Suspected underrated power supply... can you shed any light?

    Another update (long delay, sorry; been a bit busy lately): temp3 corresponds to the SYSTEM (not CPU) temperature on the motherboard, which (now that I have the part number) is Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2....
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    Okay, I've done some more gaming and testing and the temperatures are far more manageable. Unlike when the case was jammed had up against the desk the temperature initially rises to about 60'C and...
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    I now feel like an idiot because I discovered something really stoopid (and blindingly obvious!) that may just be causing the problem. The CPU has a plastic duct that goes to the outside case, but...
  13. Thread: Skype 5.6

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    Re: Skype 5.6

    When you run Skype let it auto update (it's usually more than happy to update itself, to the point of sometimes driving me insane). Its usually worth doing and if you must download it go to the...
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    I didn't build the system so I'm not entirely sure as to how much paste was used on the heatsink, but I'm now test running it with a resource-intensive game to see if it'll make the computer decide...
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    Okay, I ran Flight Simulator X for a while, taking a log with that software that was in the link, and here it is: (sorry, it was going to be an attachment but the site didn't like it so it's a bit...
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    That thought did cross my mind, and while arguably I may just know what I am doing (I have a bit of electronics background but NOT switchmodes and mains stuff), I'm really not game to open up a PSU...
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    That's what I was thinking of doing and I have access to a bigger, better 600W power supply, but unfortunately it's not sufficiently new enough to have an ATX12V plug to give 12 volts to the...
  18. Re: Ship at the Mount - need to reconvene PC World Rescue group

    I see what you're saying and that is a valid point, but the last thing we need is people filing lawsuits against Maritime NZ in 20 years time because some of them are getting cancers and it's...
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    Hello again

    Yes I did clean out the fins on the CPU heatsink, and I looked in the power supply (I didn't open it of course) and it didn't appear to have much dust and stuff in it. SuperPower does...
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    Oh yeah, what I meant to say about the monitor turning off is that it goes into standby as if the computer is shut down... sorry about not being too clear about that! As for the Power light on the...
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    Yup, will do. BTW the monitor power cable is plugged directly into the power board (i.e. not thru the power supply unit) and as I undusted everything not too long ago dust doesn't seem to be the...
  22. Suspected underrated power supply... can you shed any light?

    Hey all,

    A while since I've been on here (by the way kudos to the site designers... this looks great! :thumbs:) but I have an issue. I think that my power supply may be stressing out under load...
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    Re: iPad - wmv to MPEG-4

    Will Freemake video converter convert the file for you? It's on a recent PCWorld DVD if you've got it (sorry, can't remember the month) but it's also here:...
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    Re: Lost in Translation

    +1 :D
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    Cluster computing

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone on here had any expertise in setting up a cluster of computers. One computer runs Windows XP Home Edition and the other runs Windows 7 Enterprise. The main...
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