McGraw

McGraw

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  • I have put numerous SSDs in numerous non AHCI laptops for friends and family members. The oldest was over 8 years old. Some have had reasonably fast SATA II 7200rpm drives in them. Every single one ...
  • CPU: Great - wish I could have got mine for that. The cheapest is around £240 in the UK. Mobo: I suspect you could get one to do the job a bit cheaper. SSD: I went Crucial MX100 as they are a ...
  • If you put an SSD in and are happy then you've not lost anything. If you put an SSD in aren't happy it can just go in the new laptop (or back depending on your morals/the regulations in your country).
  • I set it to 2gb last night and I was doing so I noticed that windows was recommending a size of around 5.5gb but had still allocated 16gb. Why is It contradicting itself?
  • Thanks for all your replies. I think I will try a 2gb page file on the SSD for now and see how I get on. I had assumed that by having a secondary safety net page file on a mech drive it would be ...
  • Ok well I'm going to do an experiment with lightroom and see how much page file gets used under my heaviest usage conditions. I think I'll be having a small page file on the ssd and a bigger on an ...
  • Hello there. I know this question has been discussed a million times in various forms but I wouldn't mind opinions on my set up. I have 16gb of RAM which I know will only ever get used when I'm ...
  • My Dad has something similar and it was painful to use until I put a 120gb SSD in and reinstalled Windows. You don't need more RAM.
  • Wow the 270x looks good in those charts. I'm definitely going to wait for a little while, new cards are incoming, I'm almost certain of it. Thanks again
  • Thanks, I'm back to considering the 750ti again now then. I might hold out until September and see what happens as the new stuff is coming then I believe. Depending on what happens I will either ...
  • Yes, totally agreem, but I'm struggling now to find any reason to go with the i7 beyond the clockspeed and vague worry that hyperthreading might become more prevalent. It's £270 vs £170 so a heck ...
  • Your link points to a 650. I must admit  I really like the idea of a 750ti but I think their niche is for the upgrade of machines with low output PSUs and no  pin connector.
  • I've done this all wrong again as I replied before realising there was another post. The reason I was thinking about using the raptor was because I thought that with the separate memory management ...
  • Thanks, I'll think about using the raptor for working files. Arma 3 is very cpu dependent (particularly in multiplayer) but it also needs a pretty decent graphics card and the 750ti is the lowest I ...
  • Ok was doubting myself about hyperthreading but I was not imaging that the i5 I was considering doesn't support Hyperthreading...only the daul core i5s support it. http://ark.intel.com/search/advan ...
  • Thanks both of you. I'm replying on my phone so apologies for not quoting properly. I was under the impression that the difference between the CPUs I listed was clock speed, cache and ...
  • Hi. For the last 6 years or so I have been managing all my IT needs including LR and PS from a Core 2 Duo laptop at 2.26ghz, 4gb of DDR2 and a 320gb 7200rpm drive. I've decided that it's time to ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Arley Hall Gardens
    Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley, Cheshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) south of Lymm and 5 miles (8 km) north of Northwich. Formal gardens to the southwest of the hall are also listed at Grade II* on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
    Placed 42nd in the challenge. Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley, Cheshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) south of Lymm and 5 miles (8 km) north of Northwich. Formal gardens to the southwest of the hall are also listed at Grade II* on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Through a window at Tatton Park, UK
    Considered the finest Japanese garden in Europe.
    Placed 48th in the challenge. Considered the finest Japanese garden in Europe.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Temple and bridge at Tatton Park, UK
    This Japanese garden is considered the finest in Europe.
    Placed 20th in the challenge. This Japanese garden is considered the finest in Europe.
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