My computer came with a D drive, which is used for recovery. Anyone know how that works? It didnt come with recovery discs.
When you purchase a new computer from HP, Dell or whoever... they create a recovery partition on your harddrive. This is used to set the computer the manufactured install. This is used from severe problems. Some computer companies use this instead of sending you a recovery disk.
Depending on your situation, I would suggest deleteing it and expanding you C drive over it or using it as you own storage drive for back up. But this depend on your current space on C, depends on if you have a instaltion disk as apposed to a recovery disk (which uses the recovery partition).
What do you guys use for CPU cooling?
I suggest liquid cooling myself, they now have these small all-in-one maintenace free liquid coolers that are rather low cost... about as low as a high-end air cooler.
Go do a search at www.newegg.com and look at theliquid cooling systems. Just click HERE
I just removed my water cooler because I have been testing out the Vigor Monsoon™ III LT CPU Cooling System. And I must say i am very impressed with this. For having two 120mm fans this puppy is very quiet. Runs very smooth and it does a great job at keeping my CPU very cool. About 30-32C @ idle and with 100% load for 10 minutes I never went over 70C.
My other PC which has the Masscool 7WA002L Liquid Cooler keeps the CPU at a cool 27C and after 5 minutes running full load using Prime95 hit at 42C... which is very good.
Well I dont think Im going to over clock the CPU (at first anyways), so I didnt think I would need anything beyond the stock CPU cooler.
Regardless keeping you CPU cooler will extend the life of the CPU and keep it for better performance when you need it. If your going to be gaming at all... which seem to be the case because of what your seeming to purchase, I suggest5 getting a good cooler for your CPU.
The CPU is a big purchase and you should take precaution to protect it. With a good cooler you can still reach high temps when you game and so do the right thing and get a better cooler. The stock coolers are crap and I would never use one on a CPU, I plan to game on.
Don't worry about if your windows situation, the worst that will happen is it will tell you that you need to activate windows again