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Old 05-16-2012, 05:22 AM   #106
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Go to 'control panel', 'Hardware and Sound', then click on Power Options. From there, either select the 'High Performance' option or click on the 'change plan settings' for your current power plan, and set 'put the computer to sleep' as 'Never'.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:45 AM   #107
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Go to 'control panel', 'Hardware and Sound', then click on Power Options. From there, either select the 'High Performance' option or click on the 'change plan settings' for your current power plan, and set 'put the computer to sleep' as 'Never'.
Ah thanks, should of seen that lol
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #108
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AVG used to be OK, but lately they have added "features" that behave much like a virus would. If you use Firefox (and maybe others) it will intercept your Google/Yahoo/Bing searches and redirect it to an AVG search engine which I think may be based on Google. Never the less, it's hijacking web searches from perfectly valid search engines and forcing you to use their own, which is wrong in my opinion. And once it is installed, it's very difficult to get to stop hijacking the searches, even after you uninstall AVG.

To me, that is a virus. So as far as I'm concerned AVG is a virus.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:11 AM   #109
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AVG used to be OK, but lately they have added "features" that behave much like a virus would. If you use Firefox (and maybe others) it will intercept your Google/Yahoo/Bing searches and redirect it to an AVG search engine which I think may be based on Google. Never the less, it's hijacking web searches from perfectly valid search engines and forcing you to use their own, which is wrong in my opinion. And once it is installed, it's very difficult to get to stop hijacking the searches, even after you uninstall AVG.

To me, that is a virus. So as far as I'm concerned AVG is a virus.
i see, never knew this before, i'll make sure to recommend MSE to everyone
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #110
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i see, never knew this before, i'll make sure to recommend MSE to everyone
Personally I use Avast, but MSE is fine too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #111
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Can someone recommend me good reliable temp monitoring software please? as ive been using cpuid hardware monitor but it keeps giving me incorrect readings, ie it said my mobo was at 120c when it was 30c according to the asus suite. Then it said one of my fans was at 5000rpm and then something else at 2c

EDIT, just downloaded hwmonitor 1.19 which now recognises my cpu but says it is at 34c when the bios says its at 28c, which one is right?

EDIT 2 Im guessing hwmonitor is right as in games it now hits 50c average, is that normal? im going to run 3dmark11 and see what it gets to there.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:05 PM   #112
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Right just ran prime95 26.6, the small option for 14 tests over 11 minutes (heard small was best for testing cpu)at stock speeds so between 3.4 and 3.8ghz and got a average of 58-60c with a high of 61c. is that good or acceptable?

Edit: Just oc'ed via a auto oc tuner with my asus board and tested prime95 at 4.2ghz with 1800mhz ram oc for same time period and no core went over 68c which im happy with.

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:24 PM   #113
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Looks like your doing pretty well on your own.
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