Gigabyte P35X V6 review vs my Desktop PC with 970 GTX

So I got one of the new laptop from Gigabyte. I chose it because it was not gaming looking, which tended to have lots of colors, and weird angles. I also went to Microcenter and touched a few 1070GTX laptops first (not the P35X, as they do not stock them). They (Asus and MSI brands) ...

Windows 10 1607 anniversary update broke my RC6 remote KODI/XBMC

My RC6 remote up and broke on my when I updated Windows 10 to update 1607 ‘anniversary’ edition in Windows 10 on my Intel NUC. Long story short, I found out what it was, huzzah! This was the remote I used: coupled with this older So I had some free time to dig around on ...

Having issues upgrading APC firmware?

I was upgrading my firmware found on apc’s website, it seemed to fail via the sh file you get from the exe downloaded from apc’s website. It was throwing: APC PDU Error: The application was not able to load. I could still telnet, and look around. I tried rebooting the management interface, it still showed ...

Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH – disable speed step 4

I am running some homelab stuff with NUC5i5RYH running ESXi. I wanted to know why everything showed up as 1.6ghz and not the 2.7ghz it should burst to. I got a reply from INTEL stating: The Intel® Core™ i5-5250U Processor is an Ultra-Low power processor (because of the U at the end of the model). ...

bitfeniex prodigy with 7 hard drives

I bought this bitfenix prodigy case for about $30 off craiglist, someone didn’t like that it was white, and for $30, couldn’t be beat for this case. As it was retailing for about $80 at newegg/microcenter. I was going to build my girlfriend a new PC and thought ITX was the way to go, after ...

Windows 7 – Windows cannot be installed to this disk

I was trying to install windows on my new ASRock H81M-ITX motherboard and for some reason loading windows 7 pro 64bit to my OCZ agility 2 I got this error message: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled ...

Can Dell PE860 (power edge 860) run 3TB drives on the motherboard SATA?

I found out the answer is yes! I have hooked up 2 3TB drives into the onboard SATA and was able to successfully raid 1 them within Ubuntu 12.10. I was not able to do this with the Perc raid controller, as it only saw 2.2TB.

Samsung 830 256GB in raid 0 with Z77 chipset and TRIM

Got my new drives, two Samsung 830 256GB I then dropped them into an intel ROM raid 0 with Intel RST 11.6 drivers and I get some pretty great looking benchmarks AND TRIM! These were running on my Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE ITX motherboard. [zp src=”AS-SAMSUNGRAID0.png” album=”vivi/” width=”600″] The benchmarks speak for themselves. If anyone would ...

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 MC7750 4G Verizon Issues – 2101 Error 8

We have a few new Toughbook CF-53’s in that occasionally get the 2101 error within Verizon Access. I was wondering if anyone else was having these issues? I am in touch with Panasonic, and Verizon on trying to get a permanent fix, but it seems to be very intermittent right now. If I get a ...

FPS stuck at 50 in Diablo 3

I am not sure what was happening, but every time I would join a new game, hit CTRL + R (gives you ingame FPS) it would be locked at 50FPS, even with the limiter at 61, or even off. To fix it, I had to do the following : For reference, I have an i5 ...