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Old 25-06-2009
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Booting Vista off a CF card

hello
Decided to purchase a 16GB CF card with a IDE-CF adapter for my Vista enabled HTPC. it has 2x320GB crammed into a little Antec Aria case..but they are very noisy and very hot. so am asking can it allow me to run a bigger fan that moves good air at low RPMs, making the noise levels less
any thoughts??
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Re: Booting Vista off a CF card

Dude
i tell you stick with a single hard drive rather than using multiple drives,but single one must be large enough..
so that you can mount a big heat sink
Running Vista off a CF is not a good thought at all. get a 400GB HDD or a 500GB HDD..that is fair enough
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Re: Booting Vista off a CF card

With the PC running Vista,it may read data but is
usually slow leads a crash or gives an error message when you try to write to it. a cheap generic internal one with USB connections to mother board. So try with a reader and hooked to the PC with a USB cable. Same issue, the 256mb
cards are fine the 2GB and brand new 8Gb cards sucks..
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Re: Booting Vista off a CF card

My Vista 64 have 4 ddr2 slots so 6GB or 8GB .am am quite comfortable with this. I would ditch the swap file, but some software depends on the swap file and not having a decently sized one causes instability.

but for me i 'll try to get a device like this,but in linux the effect of swappiness is reasonably less
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