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 ...

Hard Lockup’s With Asus P8P67PRO and Random Freezes

My PC : i5 2500k corsair 1050W EVGA 680 GTX 4x4GB DDR3 G.Skill Asus P8P67 PRO REV3 Corsair M4 case – Corsair 600T My PC was randomly locking up on me whenever it felt like. It was generally under 24 hours of being booted. I was replacing stuff left and right, and on a whim, ...

Lenovo x220 BIOS 1.26 – fixes suspend problem 1

Looks like my Lenovo x220 got a new BIOS update! official download link : 1.26 BIOS changelog : UEFI: 1.26 / ECP: 1.13 – (New) Allow to enable WWAN and WLAN device simultaneously. – (Fix) Fixed an issue that might not resume from suspend state with combination of specific CPU and BIOS setting for Intel ...

Corsair CMFVY3S vs CMFVY3 vs CMFUSB2.0 1

I am doing a second round of tests on my Corsair flash drives, first round was here : Link Same hardware as the test rig : Asus P8P67 PRO i5 2500k 16gb ddr3 Corsair 600T case Test devices : Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3 (CMFVY3S-32GB) Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB USB 3 (CMFVY3-16GB) Corsair Flash ...

Lenovo x220 BIOS 1.21 – fixes CPU throttling problem

update : 1-17-2012 a newer BIOS is out which includes these changes : Go Here Looks like my Lenovo x220 got a new BIOS update! official download link : 1.21 BIOS ——————————————————————————– CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE Version 1.21 [Important updates] Nothing. [New functions or enhancements] – Improved system performance when heavy program is executed with ...

Lenovo x220 i7 ssd PCMark Benchmarks

I benchmarked my X220 with PCMark Vantage Professional 64bit 1.0.2.0. I got : PCMark Vantage Professional 64bit 1.0.2.0 score : 13760 Also a screencap : [zp src=”bench-x220.jpg” album=”blog/x220/” width=”600″]

Verizon Pantech UML290 Disconnects Fix 1

We recently have been getting a bunch of these Pantech UML290’s in, and some users have experienced disconnects in 3G areas. Fix : Open up VZAccess With VZAccess selected type CTRL + D That should open up a window asking for a password, which is diagvzw At the next screen, hit settings Change Mobile IP ...

Lenovo X220 IDE vs AHCI comparision with SSD Sata 6GB/s 9

I accidentally formatted my new x220 as IDE, so I ran some benchmarks of before : [zp src=”m4-crystal.png” album=”blog/CrucialM4/” width=”600″] and here are some now AHCI benchmarks. [zp src=”m4-crystal-ahci.png” album=”blog/CrucialM4/” width=”600″] resolution : AHCI + 6GB/s = faster then IDE!