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  1. Static~Charge

    Disk bloat in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

    Is it my imagination, or does the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update consume an additional 20-30GB of disk space over the previous Creators Update release? Unfortunately, I didn't log my disk usage before the upgrade, but now my C: drive has 56GB of stuff, and I know it wasn't anywhere near that...
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    [US] 4TB USB 3.0 external hard drive

    Seagate - Backup Plus 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $69.99 (was $119.99) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-backup-plus-4tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive/5425900.p?skuId=5425900
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    A utility to decrypt WannaCry ransomware

    If you're lucky, this utility might "save your bacon": More people infected by recent WCry worm can unlock PCs without paying ransom A tool released on Friday decrypts PCs running a fuller suite of Windows versions...
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    Download links for all Microsoft WannaCrypt patches

    Windows XP XP SP3 http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/csa/csa/secu/2017/02/windowsxp-kb4012598-x86-custom-enu_eceb7d5023bbb23c0dc633e46b9c2f14fa6ee9dd.exe XP Embedded SP3...
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    No more Windows 7/8.1 updates for Kaby Lake & Ryzen users

    Microsoft is now officially blocking the installation of Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on systems with Intel 7th Generation Core (a.k.a. Kaby Lake) and AMD Ryzen processors: If your system has an Intel 6th Generation Core processor (a.k.a. Skylake), then only some of them will continue to be...
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    Downloading ISOs for Windows 7, 8.1, 10

    If you need to get your hands on official Microsoft ISOs for Windows 7, 8.1, or 10, check out this utility: Microsoft Windows ISO Download Tool This new tool allows an easy and comfortable way to download genuine Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 disk images (ISO) directly from Microsoft's servers. Ever...
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    [US] ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard, $94.99 after rebate

    ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard Intel Z97 chipset Socket LGA 1150 Four DDR3 DIMM slots (max 32GB) SATA 6Gbps, SATA Express, M.2 Socket 3 USB 3.1 ATX $94.99 ($134.99 - $40 mail-in rebate) Rebate expires 30-Nov-2015. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132510
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    [US] OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD for $59.99

    OCZ ARC 100 SSD Model ARC100-25SAT3-240G 240GB SATA III 2.5" $59.99 with free shipping Offer expires on 30-Nov-2015. Limit 5 per customer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820228116
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    Intel Compiler Patcher boosts AMD processors' performance?

    I was skimming Major Geeks (one of my favorite download sites) and spotted this in today's listing: Intel Compiler Patcher (ICP) 1.0 Intel Compiler Patcher (ICP) scans your hard drive for executable files compiled with the Intel C++ Compiler making it possible to disable the CPU dispatcher in...
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    [US] OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD, $59.99 after rebate

    OCZ ARC 100 SSD Model ARC100-25SAT3-240G 240GB SATA III 2.5" $79.99 $59.99 after $20.00 rebate card Offer expires on 10/25/15. Limit 3 per household. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820228116
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    [US] PNY 240GB SSD $100 after rebate

    PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB $100 after $10 rebate, with free shipping Good thru April 15th Limit 5 per customer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178456
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    Crucial M500 240GB and 480GB SSDs

    Crucial M500 240GB, model CT240M500SSD1 $119.39 with free shipping (after coupon code) Crucial M500 480GB, model CT480M500SSD1 $235.73 with free shipping (after coupon code) http://reviews.cnet.com/marketplace/2740-3185_7-153177.html Not a huge discount, but still a nice price break.
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    120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD for $60 (after rebate)

    OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drive 120GB, 2.5", SATA III Model VTX3-25SAT3-120G $59.99 ($79.99 - $20 rebate) with free shipping Limit 3 rebates per person, billing address, company, or household. Ends 10/31/2012. TigerDirect
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    [US] Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler -- $19.99 after rebate

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler, model RR-B10-212P-G1 $29.99 with free shipping $10 mail-in rebate Manufacturer's product page
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    [US] 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD -- $169.99 after rebate

    Corsair Force Series 3 SSD, 240GB, model CSSD-F240GB3A-BK $199.99 with free shipping $30 mail-in rebate Manufacturer's product page
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    [US] 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD for $70 after rebate

    OCZ Agility 3 SSD, 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s, model AGT3-25SAT3-120G http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z0S6SO/?tag=tec06d-20 $84.99 with free shipping ($69.99 after $15 mail-in rebate) Notes Some people have reported that their motherboard won't recognize this drive. Be sure to test for this...
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    Crucial M4 128GB SSD for $99.99

    The price is good through 11:59 PM Pacific time on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Newegg's product page
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    V7 22" LCD monitor for $130

    V7 D22W12 22" widescreen LCD monitor 1680 x 1050 resolution 1000:1 contrast ratio 5ms response time SVGA & DVI-D inputs Built-in speakers $129.99 with free shipping http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206578508
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    1TB eSATA/USB hard drive for $50 (after rebates)

    Fantom Drives GreenDrive 1TB external eSATA/USB 2.0 hard drive (GD1000EU) List Price: $104.95 Your Price: $79.99 Mail-in Rebate(s): $30.00 (37.5%) You Save: $55 (52%) Your Final Price: $49.99 http://www.macmall.com/p/product~dpno~7532251~pdp.ejchfbh
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    Trick for full install using Windows 7 upgrade media

    I ran across this article today and thought it was worth sharing: Save $80 on your Windows 7 purchase - the Upgrade does full installs, too http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/23/save-80-on-your-windows-7-purchase-the-upgrade-does-full-inst/ I don't advocate buying the upgrade version...
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    Suggestions for a replacement GPU cooler?

    I'm looking for a replacement GPU cooler for an MSI R4670-2D512/D3 PCI Express video card (ATI Radeon HD 4670). I've owned this card for about 3-4 months, and its fan has started buzzing (easily heard above the case fans). :mad: I don't overclock the card, so I don't need a monstrous cooler. I...
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    Problems with using WD Caviar Green drives in a RAID?

    Does anyone know if the Western Digital Caviar Green hard drives work well in RAID setups (level 1, 5, 10, 0+1)? I'm wondering if there are any issues with the variable spindle speed of the Green drives (5400 to 7200 RPM, depending on the load). Could there be performance problems if the RAID's...