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Monday, May 14, 2007

Diskeeper 2007 for Vista

Disappointed with Vista's built-in defrag like I was?  I had purchased the previous version of Diskeeper for XP and like it quite a bit.  

Diskeeper 2007 Pro works great.  I really didn't like Vista running defrag whenever it wanted, so I was happy that DK2007 allows you to disable that and set your own schedules.  Plus, you get that same nice graphical view of your drive defragging, as well as the other nice features like MFT config, etc. 

It's definitely a worthwhile upgrade from Vista's built-in software.

Posted by Steve at 18:00 | Computers-General | Comments (16) | Link


Monday, February 12, 2007

Continuing Vista Problems

nVidia's latest drivers for the 680i motherboards seem to causing more problems than they're worth.  Since upgrading I've had nothing but problems with the dual NICs.  Whichever one I plug the cable into has it's GW removed by Vista.  Trying to disable both NICs hangs the system.  Trying to add a GW to the NIC with the cable does not allow for network connectivity.

I'm on my second hard reset tonight...all I want to do is get on the Interne and get my email. 

Sure Vista is new, but I also ran 2000 in RC for months and moved to XP ASAP and never had these kind of stability and driver problems.

45 minutes of time wasted on simple networking issues to simply get Vista to not automatically remove the GW from the enabled NIC.

Posted by Steve at 01:18 | Computers-General | Comments (13) | Link


Monday, February 5, 2007

Hardware goodness

On a happier note, I finally started messing around with OCing my system.

I've had my x6800 up to 3.47GHz, DDR2 at 900MHz.  The memory bump pushed my WEI up by 0.4.  Oddly, going from 2.93 to 3.47GHz made no change.

Processor (x6800 @ 3.47GHz)= 5.8

Memory (2GB @ 900MHz)      = 5.9

Graphics (8800GTX)              = 5.9

Gaming Graphics                  = 5.9

Primary Hard Disk*               = 5.1

* 120GB SATAII 7200RPM...next upgrade is probably to 2 Raptors in RAID0

Posted by Steve at 00:25 | Computers-General | Comments (24) | Link


Thursday, February 1, 2007

Vista x64 troubles

While Vista is working just fine, I've found that I am unable to either sleep or hibernate.  Vista won't boot back up, all I am getting is either a black screen, or no signal to the LCDs.

Vista boot times are DEFINITELY NOT faster than XP.  I don't like the idea of constantly shutting down and restarting my system OR leaving it running 24/7 again.

 

Posted by Steve at 23:48 | Computers-General | Comments (34) | Link


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