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Postby oNatsuo » April 4th, 2010, 12:31 am

It is always a great idea to turn on SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) in BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) on your PC because it could warn you before your hard-drive fails so you are prepared. I suggest you turn it on on all hard-drives since most of the time or sometimes it's turned off in BIOS. You can go into BIOS when your PC is turning on by pressing either F2 or Delete on your keyboard, if you don't go in you most likely pressed it too late or your BIOS uses another key like F8 or F9.

So i don't get too much into the details you can read This article, it can help you really well about Hard Drives and how you can know if it started to fail or not~

Wish u much luck~!! ^^
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Postby KeKe » April 4th, 2010, 12:45 am

That was on my old set up. Now I got new drives and I had to settle for lower than good drive. 1 Terabyte seagate which... aparently a LOT of the drives failed. and mine clicks all the time lol. Hopefully it holds out another few months till I get myself a real job. Hopefully something doing Cisco networking.
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Postby oNatsuo » April 4th, 2010, 1:03 am

In this case i suggest you buy a lower circle time per second Hard Drive.
There are currently 5 types available:

4200 rpm - Generally the most stabile one, used for very high capacity hard drives.
5200 rpm - The Standard and also very stabile hard drive.
7200 rpm - A Fast hard drive that speeds up the data transfer and of course your PC since it depends on your hard drive lots of the time but this one doesn't last as long as 4200 and 5200 ones.
10,000-15,000 rpm - A very Fast hard drive for lots of speed if you are like coding movies and such but doesn't last long at all.
Solid-State Hard Drive - This one is the less mechanic one but since its the fastest and most stabile one of em all it is therefore the most expensive ones. It uses electrons to transfer data and since they go in a straight line and are in a electric circuit there is minimum data loss and maximum speed, something which mechanical hard drives cannot achieve. But like i said, its only downtime is its prize.

You can choose from em, i suggest 7200 one since it is the "Golden Middle" for Mechanical Hard drives and recently made to be more stabile, use this one as your main. If you need storage then use the 4200 or 5200 ones but never and i repeat never use em as your main like putting Windows or Mac on it, or even watch Videos or play games on it. Its only for Storage. 5200 is kinda ok for that tho but generally everything recently is made for 7200 rpm.

Hope that helps you~!! ^^
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Postby KeKe » April 4th, 2010, 3:19 am

Yea, all that info actually doesnt help me, though I never knew 5200 was a standard. Hell I don't think you can buy a large hard drive in that speed can you?

I currently am running:

Asus p6t deluxe v2 Motherboard
Intel I 7 920
Western Digital Velociraptor system drive
craptastic Seagate 1 TB storage
Nvidia... something or other, I already forgot. the 600 something series?

Built it for christmas. The old rig was an old P4 that was just dying. 5 years of service though, so I got my money out of it. It sadly still outpreformed a lot of computers that were 2 and a half to 3 years old lol.

I have played with computers since I was like 6 years old so I know my fair share of info on them. Actually A+ Certified though that doesnt really mean anything lol.
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Postby Mejdi » April 4th, 2010, 9:39 am

Yeah recovering data is expensive as hell I heard. If it was me - I'd just forget about it and move on.
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Postby KeKe » April 4th, 2010, 3:18 pm

Yea, not really all that worried about it. It was over a year ago now. What I am worried about now is the fact I need to get some liquid cooling because My PC likes to run at ridiculous temperatures, though I have read on respectable websites that the I7 processors can run stable at 100 degrees celcius. Which is a bit much imo, I try not to let mine get over 60.
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Postby oNatsuo » April 4th, 2010, 3:18 pm

I payed for recovering data on a broken hd, for data it wasn't that much expensive if you ask me but it cost me like around 3-4Gb of DDR2 Ram, to recover data from 1 Hard Drive if you talk about the prize~ xDD

Well the bigger it is the more it is for storage of data, although everything is developing recently very fast so i won't be surprised if what i told you today will be old tomorrow and much stable and faster. ^^

Western Digital are one of the best hard drives you can get because they last long. ^^

haha, I upgraded mine recently too and yeah my Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz, 1Gb of Ram, 128Mb Graphic card and a breaking Power Supply that has slown my system in around 60-70% down could still run HD. So you know how much quality it was~ I even had a cheap-ok motherboard. xDDD

Thanks to that break i have learned another way to speed up my PC although it doesn't work for all but it can speed your PC for like i believe 10-40% taking new PC into consideration~ 10 is for Newer ones and it Goes up for weaker ones. ^^

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If you are going to buy a thermal paste for your CPU make sure you know what you are doing and always use as less as you can, if you put too much the paste can get out and damage your motherboard.

New CPU tend to run on high temperature and if you cool em too much that can actually make em slower, always keep it at a normal temperature. Check out online the name of your CPU and its brand so you know what temperature it runs best on. ^^

If you want to make your PC faster you need to have everything optimized. Even your hard drive.
For example if your CPU is too fast then it will slow down to match your other equipment, if your Graphic card is too fast it will slow down too. If you have too much Ram they won't work at 100% although 64bit works well with great amounts of ram. So you know, in speed everything matters even the rpm of your hard drive which greatly impacts your speed too~ ^^
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Postby KeKe » April 4th, 2010, 3:24 pm

thats the thing, Intel never relased the information lol.
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Postby oNatsuo » April 4th, 2010, 3:48 pm

You can use unofficial resources, try Googleing it that always helps me out~ ^^
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Postby KeKe » April 4th, 2010, 3:55 pm

yea, thats where I found that people have run it stable at 100 degrees celcius. which honestly is ridiculous if it works that hot.
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Postby oNatsuo » April 4th, 2010, 4:10 pm

If you ask me the optimum would be if you can keep it around 80°C.
Old CPU are usually around 60°C and newer are more, usually around 80°C so i suppose 80°C is a safe zone for you if your CPU is very new~ ^^

You can always check in your BIOS on how much °C is your CPU currently giving, the Motherboard is always below 30°C If it comes above that could also mean your CPU is overheating, there are always signs if it does and you can use a Throttle meter or something similar to see if your CPU is Throtling. But yeah if you are in 60-80 you should be safe with your CPU~ ^^
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Postby someonelovesanime » September 29th, 2011, 12:41 pm

Keke baad keke.
saying to other ppl that its annoying to use caps,
and what does keke do "HELPS MEH" (<-- or something like that)
he uses caps for his own!
thats not nice D:
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Postby KeKe » September 29th, 2011, 1:53 pm

What are you rambling about?

It is to draw attention as if it is important. Not because I'm being annoying
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Postby someonelovesanime » September 30th, 2011, 7:41 am

*sigh* nvm keke >.< anyways gratz on ur new job ^-^hope ya like it and now u look a bit more optmistic to life :D
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