Monthly Archive: December 2008

Socket LGA775 1

Socket LGA775

I thought it was time to upgrade my Core 2 Duo E6300, which has a default clock of 1.86Ghz but has been running at a steady 2.8Ghz for the past few years. So, I put down £220 on a new Q9550, a Core 2 Quad 2.83Ghz 12MB Cache monster, based on the new 45nm process. My motherboard is a GA...

Steam Backup: Stay Away 0

Steam Backup: Stay Away

I recently formatted and reinstalled my computer. My Steam folder was over 100GB, a lot of games. Rather than making a backup copy of the Steam folder I decided to use the inbuilt steam backup. Big mistake. The backup operation took a couple of hours, when making a simple zip wouldn’t have taken nearly as long. Once this was complete,...

Long Days 0

Long Days

Days are always long, you can’t fit 86400 into a short. If you don’t get the joke, don’t worry – you’re not missing much.