Choosing Your Keyboard

Steve Smith explains why the type of switch, layout, comfort, feature sets, and the longevity of the keyboard matter when deciding on your next keyboard.

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Max Bandwidth Available From PCIE for GPUs

Steve Smith explains why the amount of bandwidth available from the PCIE Serial bus, is not the source of the infamous bottlenecking in games we all loathe.

Questions I Get Asked Often # 1

Steve Smith answers frequently asked questions in this episode related to the mainboard, devices onboard, and other devices that connect to it.

RoboForm Everywhere Review

Steve Smith reviews RoboForm Everywhere, by Siber Systems, Inc. The positives, the negatives, and the many cool time saving features.

VRAM versus DRAM

Steve Smith talks about the differences between the RAM on your graphics card, and your mainboard.

The File Synchronization Dilemma

Steve Smith explains how to implement several possible file synchronization paradigms, to make the processor easier and more logical. Included are file backup methodologies to prevent file loss.

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Completely Erased

It should remove all traces of the virus, provided the hard drive has no bad sectors on it. It it does, you the mentioned Spinrite to try to fix the hard drive then run DBAN after, but usually, DBAN can erase the entire drive without issue. I've used it on maximum and let it run almost 16 hours on my friends computer, that is why this episode exists.

Completely Erased

Great! I am going to run 'autonuke' on a machine that has polymorphic malware, not sure if it is in the MBR or somewhere else on the machine. Assuming autonuke runs fully without any error, will it remove the malware from the computer with certainty?

Completely Erased

Yes, it will wipe all data, including the master boot record on your hard drive. If you are unable to get DBAN to work correctly, consider using Spinrite to fix the drive so DBAN can work, rarely needed, good to have.

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