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Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

Q: Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

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A: Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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Great site, and tons of information.   I suspect my question has been answered, perhaps in a tutorial, but not sure whre.
Seems there are all sorts of computer viruses, malware, spyware, adware, malvert, adn who knows what.
1.  is there a tutorial telling me the differences
2.  more importantly, is there a tutorial or post telling me what types of protections are desirable
For example, I have windows 7 and Microsoft Security Suite, which i gther is pretty tame.  I have free Malwarebytes - Anti Malware  and anti-exploit.  I added secunia for updates, and adware cleaner (from this site, not the bogus one), and Spyblaster!.  Frankly, I have no idea if these are duplicative or complementary or who knows what.  
And, I also realize I am the weak link by clicking too much!

A:beginner's questions

Seems there are all sorts of computer viruses, malware, spyware, adware, malvert, adn who knows what....1. is there a tutorial telling me the differences!Glossary of Malware Related TermsAbout those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)...2. more importantly, is there a tutorial or post telling me what types of protections are desirableSupplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware ToolsChoosing an Anti-Virus ProgramIn fact you should read the entire topic....Answers to common security questions - Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention of Malware Infection

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I am looking for a source of information that will explain the email system.
I have never used Outlook Express or any other "email client?" yet I have no problem sending or receiving email at Yahoo.com. Does anyone know of a book or website that explains email client, pop3, commercial spam blockers (I have spam blocked by Yahoo, why would I need my own spam blocker?). All of these things seem rather conflicting. By the way, it seems like a lot of viruses I hear about attack people who use Outlook Express, so why would anyone use it?

A:Beginner email questions

The reason that people use Outlook express it , comes with windows, its easy to set up.
It is as easy to use as yahoo they both work on the same principal.
As far as to setting it up your ISP should have given this info to you when you got your service and e-mail address . it not call there tech support and have them walk you through it.
The key to keeping spam out of your e-mail is, DONOT use this account to register any thing (software ect...) I am just now after 3 years with this account starting to get 6-8 junk mails a day. if you use a good antivirus like AVG it checks the mail as it comes in for viruses. Key here is do not open anything you do not know what is. (Attachment where none are expected).

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Hello and thanks in advance...
It will be obvious from my questions that I'm taking a C++
course for the first time, and the only thing I've ever programmed is
my VCR.

I have a Windows computer running XP Pro.

Question 1:
I had thought that I could type the C++ code in a text editor, and
then use a C++ compiler to get an .exe program.

Well, I looked around and I had trouble finding a compiler.
Is this the way it's done, and if yes, what's a good compiler to use?

Question 2:
In order to get something to compile with, I bought an academic
version of Microsoft Visual C++.net
Surprisingly, I couldn't find a compiler in that whole large thing.

This morning I downloaded the MS Visual C++ Toolkit (free from MS
How is this toolkit used? .. . Running it, it looks like a DOS screen.
At the prompt, do I simply type in the name of the file to be compiled?

Thanks very much!

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Ok, I just built a brand new rig on Tuesday and am using 64-bit Vista on it. This is my first time with Vista and really like it so far. Here are two small, not major (yet) problems I am having.

A) Yesterday I noticed that when I try and start up COD:WaW, I'll double-click the icon. Well it will look like it starts to load, with the screen going black, but immediately goes back to desktop. If I try it again, it will load up the right way. Is this normal?

B) When I try to run disk defragmenter, it will not finish. I've attempted twice, both times before going to bed. The first time, I woke up and my computer was in sleep mode. I woke it up and the program was still running. So I just assumed that it was because I was a dolt and forgot to remove the sleep setting. I tried it again last night, this time bumping the sleep mode to 2hrs, and woke up to the same exact problem. Now I know that I just installed 3-4 drivers and about 3 programs since Tuesday onto a 250Gb HDD, but should it really be taking that long? Is sleep mode my problem and make it longer or take it off? I will try again tonight with sleep mode off to see if that helps any.

Thanks guys for your help! oh wait, how's Firefox with Vista64? Thinking about installing that too.


A:Vista Beginner: 2-Quick Questions?

Hello Gudziel,

FF works great (using it now) on Vista (and Seven) 64bit.

Try reinstalling COD5, maybe it is a problem there.

Have you installed your Graphics drivers? Make sure those are up to date.

As for Disk DeFrag, try using another DeFrag, such as the one from AusLogics.


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Good Morning,
I need to ask very basic questions so I need patient help and would be really grateful if someone will help me out. I have just bought a new laptop that comes with Windows 8. My old laptop which is still working has Windows Vista. So I am trying to set up my new laptop but there are so many things I just don't know so here I go:

1.I want Google chrome as my browser so should I get an antivirus before I download Google Chrome?

2.There are so many sites where I can download Google chrome and I do not know which one to choose, do you have any suggestions?

3. After I have downloaded Google I would like to get rid of the start up page with all the 'charms' (I don't know if this is the right term) and download a program that would make my start up page look 'normal' (like windows 7) - I saw that there are various programs that can do that - do you have any suggestions?

thank you so much for your help.


p.s. I live in Italy but I got my pc from the States . I lived there for a few years so all my programs are in English and I like it that way but find it difficult to get help from forums in Italy because of the language on my pc.

A:Need patient help I have a bunch of beginner's questions

Originally Posted by countrygal52

Good Morning,
I need to ask very basic questions so I need patient help and would be really grateful if someone will help me out. I have just bought a new laptop that comes with Windows 8. My old laptop which is still working has Windows Vista. So I am trying to set up my new laptop but there are so many things I just don't know so here I go:

1.I want Google chrome as my browser so should I get an antivirus before I download Google Chrome?

2.There are so many sites where I can download Google chrome and I do not know which one to choose, do you have any suggestions?

3. After I have downloaded Google I would like to get rid of the start up page with all the 'charms' (I don't know if this is the right term) and download a program that would make my start up page look 'normal' (like windows 7) - I saw that there are various programs that can do that - do you have any suggestions?

thank you so much for your help.


The first thing to do is install an antivirus unless you want to depend on Windows Defender & Firewall.

Download Chrome:

Set Homepage :

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After following the instructions on this website I now have XP (32-bit) on my original HDD and Win7 (32-bit) on a second/new HDD.
As dual boot is new to me I would be grateful if someone could answer a few questions:-

For Win7 (second HDD) I was not sure if the original Intel (D945GCNL) Mobo installer CD would work so I downloaded and manually installed the latest Win7 drivers (Chipset, Graphics, Audio & LAN) instead. However, the installer CD usually installs (or updates?) DirectX 9.0c. As Win7 comes with DirectX 11 already installed, does this cover the DirectX 9 my Mobo (integrated graphics) are limited to? Some say "it only has core libraries" and "the DirectX Web installer should be run to update them", if that is the case I would be grateful for an exact name, or link, so I use the correct one.
For Win7 (second HDD) I installed an Antivirus, even though there is one already installed on XP (original HDD) and they each scan both drives. Is that the correct thing to do, I presume they cannot conflict as only one can ever be running?
XP comes with its "Shared Folders" and Win7 is a bit different with its "Homegroups", as the file system of the original HDD is XP and the second HDD is Win7 can I copy/move files between drives or will this cause problems? I was thinking of copying files from/to a shared folder on the XP drive.
Many thanks for any replies.

A:Beginner to Dual Boot, couple of questions


Having the anti-virus scan both drives will not cause any problems. Each hard drive is counted as just a hard drive, not a OS, by each OS.

Homegroup is only compatible with Windows 7. Copying and pasting files will work just fine. Both XP and 7 use NTFS, so there will be no file system problems.

Now, DirectX 9 came with your CD, but it is outdated. The drivers you downloaded should work the best.

Hope this helps,

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Some beginner questions about 10. Did some reading on the forums, some important questions still left. (I thought I will just wait until Threshold 2 to come out to install it)

1. Comparing Home and Pro (and Education and Enterprise): all the ISOs are the same size. I see no benefit for the Pro for my personal use over the Home. (Enterprise or Education would be nice, but it's unavailable)

Will the Home take up less space on the drive and be more fast on a slower system than the Pro?

2. I'm planning to have Windows 10 on 2 machines: one older laptop and a new "Windows with Bing" one I will buy in the near future, presumably coming with 10 preinstalled on its 32 GB eMMC drive. if I understand, WIMboot is phased out by 10 (I will upgrade, I mean, will do a clean 10 install from my 7 system; I completely skipped 8).

The question (regarding installing on the old laptop first): what's the difference between a 10 Recovery Drive created from Control Panel and the clean ISO? First I have to install from the clean ISO obviously, then I can create a Recovery Drive from Control Panel, but later can I use the same Recovery Drive USB for clean installations as well?

3. Any information on available on how Windows 10 installations work on these 32 GB small drive machines? How do I recover, do a clean install, and how do they save space by default? I understand there is a commend with which you can compress a 10 install on a large drive, but I suppose the installs on these smal... Read more

A:4 beginner questions: Home-Pro, Recovery Drive, 32 GB eMMC, drivers

1. Home will take up less space than pro, not sure how much less space. It will not run faster or slower than pro. (In fact, running home might take up less resources than pro because of the extra services pro has to run - so home might gain a slight performance edge over pro).

2. If you want Windows 10 activated for free, make sure you do an upgrade first - or capture the genuineticket.xml file (procedure for that on this forum in tutorials). If you have the install media created (USB/DVD), I don't see any reason to make a recovery drive. As far as I know the recovery drive has no additional or less capabilities than the install media does. The only time I make an actual recovery drive is when I get a new computer and I use the manufacturer's software to retain all the drivers and crapware on a backup.

3. I just purchased a Nextbook Flexx 10 from WalMart. It came with Windows 8.1 Bing. Make sure you make an image of that before you mess around with upgrading because you can't download a Windows 8.1 Bing ISO anywhere that I have found. I just used Macrium Reflect free to make the image of the entire hard drive into one file. I suppose making a recovery drive before upgrading would work to.

When I upgraded the Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, I ended up with an additional 500mb recovery partition and the factory 5+ GB recovery partition was left intact. On 32GB eMMC machines Windows 10 will install in a compressed state by default, whether it is upgrade or clean insta... Read more

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I'm a beginner in Perl and I'd like to ask if anyone can help me. I want to iterate thrugh a hash and output it as an XML using Writer.

my $mod= shift;
print Dumper($mod);
Dumper writes out this:

$VAR1 = [
I'd like to iterate through this and encase all items in XML elements, for example <elem></elem>.
I have tried this:

while (my($key, $value) = each(%$mod)) {
print $key $value; # for testing purposes
but I get the following error: "Can't use string ("45617") as a HASH ref while "strict refs" in use at test.pl line 125." Line 125 is the one with 'while'. What am I doing wrong here?

Any help appreciated!

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another ... Read more

A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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I have a few questions regarding some functionality that I seemed to have lost from upgrading from Win 7.

On "My Pictures" I no longer have the option to rename, cut, copy or any option I previously had. This is frustrating and I'm not sure what I may have set wrong that I can no longer do that. If that's just how it is I don't see how this an upgrade so I'm looking for some guidance regarding that. All right clicking does is select the image, but I cannot find any of the previous options for the life of me and I would love to organize my photos as I want. Also, on videos there is no longer a pause feature etc, it just plays. Is that right?

Second, I understand we are supposed to have the ability to move the tiles as we want, but is there an option to make it a non-rubrics cube? To be able to move one thing without it jacking with another? I've spent a lot of time on Google, but no dice.

Third, if I don't take to Win 8, since I upgraded via download is there a safe way to revert back to 7 or do I have to backup all my personal stuff, photos etc and since I don't seem to have that option to transfer, burn to a disc that will be a chore or is there an option that I can simply access that will restore my OS to Win 7?

Thanks in Advance

A:Win 8 Questions

Originally Posted by arbruehl

I have a few questions regarding some functionality that I seemed to have lost from upgrading from Win 7.

On "My Pictures" I no longer have the option to rename, cut, copy or any option I previously had. This is frustrating and I'm not sure what I may have set wrong that I can no longer do that. If that's just how it is I don't see how this an upgrade so I'm looking for some guidance regarding that. All right clicking does is select the image, but I cannot find any of the previous options for the life of me and I would love to organize my photos as I want. Also, on videos there is no longer a pause feature etc, it just plays. Is that right?

First of all, welcome to the forums, arbruehl

What do you mean by "my pictures"? Do you mean the picture library? Library>Pictures ? If that's what you mean, all the functions are there, you aren't probably doing things the right way.

If you mean: c:>Users>username>My Pictures
Here also, all the functions are there. You aren't doing things as you should.

By the way, just letting you know, if you aren't aware already:

Ctrl+c = copy
Ctrl+x = cut
Ctrl+v = paste

If you select a file and press: F2 (function key 2) = rename

Video (app) player has a BIG pause button. You can seek to a particular part of the video and pause.

Second, I understand we are supposed to have the ability to move the tiles as we want, but is ther... Read more

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I've decided to take the great plunge and invest in a SSD.

From what little I know about how SSD's work, its best to limit them to read-only operations. Thus, I propose to only install the OS (Windows X64 Ultimate) to this drive (C, and all other programs (MSOffice, MBAM, NIS2011 Steam etc. etc.) to my existing WD 10EARS 1TB SATA drive (let's call this D.

I've searched within the forums (albeit only briefly, and had a look at a few tutorials (also briefly), and can't quite find the answers to a few questions I have.

So, here goes:

1. Once the OS is installed to C: (the SSD), how do I go about "informing" the OS that the C:\Temp and/or any other Windows temporary files/folders should now reference D:, and not C:?

2. When I install my other programs, do I create a D:\Program_Files into which all my other software is installed? Does this conflict with the default C:\Program Files that the OS creates during installation? How does the OS installed on the C: (the SSD) "interact" or "link" with the software installed on D: (the SATA drive)?

3. During anti-virus and anti-malware scans, will there be some temporary files that are written to C: (the SSD) that will be outside my control?

In essence, if I have understood correctly, my new setup should look like this:
On C: (the SSD) ONLY the OS is installed
On D: (the SATA) ALL other software is installed

My questions, I suppose, are really what is the interaction between C: and D: in ... Read more

A:Going to SSD......a few questions

You manually set the temp location.

The best way I have done with my computer is here: How-To: Optimize Your Windows Profile and Media Storage with a SSD | Maximum PC

For installing (large) programs (games mostly), I have mounted a partition in an empty folder inside of C:\Program Files (x86). To the OS, the folder looks like it is part of Program Files, but in actuality, it is on another drive.

On D: (the SATA) ALL other software is installed

You can install some to C: and some to D: or all to D:

For antivirus/antimalware scans, everything is scanned--C: and your temp files in D:

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Okay, first off, I was under the impression that DX 10.1 was going to be a part of SP1, but now i'm seeing that i'm still running 10.0. I saw another thread on this topic but nobody ever really answered the guys question, so now i'm asking again

I have an 8800gtx....yeah it's a DX10 card but does it even support DX 10.1 and what exactly is the main change from .0 to .1? Even though it's a necessary update regardless if your card supports it or not, but if your card DOES support it....are there any extra graphical benefits?

I just installed SP1 last night and so far it just seems to be causing even more problems for games....which is bad...starting to wonder if microsoft can do anything right..

My vertical sync doesn't appear to be working anymore since the SP1 install. It's turned on either in the options for said game or in the nvidia control panel.....yet I have horizontal tearing in every game now and it's a tad bit annoying.

A:A few questions about SP1

Hi anarchy101 -

Welcome to TSF.

If you installed SP1 yourself and did not allow Windows Updates to do, please see the following Microsoft Bulletin KB948343 found HERE. After reviewing, I suggest that you check the Device Manager to see if your system is using any of the drivers mentioned therein.

One of my systems had trouble after I installed SP1 because of two drivers that Microsoft now admits are not compatible with Vista SP1.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .


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i have some questions that i need help answering please email me at [email protected]

A:i have some questions and i need HELP

Closing thread. Hope you want a lot of spam, as posting your email address on a website isn't the wisest thing to do.

You have a variety of "homework" threads going on here. I would suggest that you should do your own homework.

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Hello all,
Just installed my first SSD a Crucial Real SSD 64 gb Sata III. I have a couple of basic questions for those whom have installed OS and most of their software to a SSD with all the data backing up to a HHD.

1) How do you pin icons to the SSD start menu and or open programs not residing on the SSD. As well is there a strategy to any new data saved/backed up to the data source HHD and not the SSD ?

I currently have 4 drives:
SSD 64 gb with Win. 7 Ult 64 OS bit and most software
HHD 1 TB with Win. 7 Ult 64 bit OS and all 64 bit software and data
HHD 1 TB with Win. XP Pro 32 bit OS and all 32 bit software and data
HHD 1 TB with all lossless Flac & WAV file audio

2) When booting I have 4 choices:
Earlier Windows versions (XP Pro 32 bit and installed 64 bit but removed)
Windows 7 (top is SSD)
Windows 7 (center is HHD)
Windows 7 (dead/wont boot or point to a drive)

Question: Can I remove the last dead Windows 7 choice and possible in Earlier Windows versions the XP Pro 64 bit which is also dead/removed ?

I hope I've made the two questions clear enough, if not please ask for clarification.
Cheers and thanks in advance !

A:New SSD questions

Im unsure I understand what you mean about pinning the shortcuts.

It really is no different than if the OS drive was a Spinning disk.
If you install a game or program to a spinning disk, the shortcuts will still be installed to your, All Programs lista, as well as destop shortcuts if you want them.

You can then just browse to the item in the start menu and choose Pin to Start menu or taskbar as you normally would.

I would suggest installing all of your application and software on the SSD.
Then Move all your DATA folders (Music, Videos,Pictures, maybe even Documents) to a spinning drive.
As well as most Games. I would however, if installing games to a spinning disk, format a partition for them at the very front of that disk for best performance.

Im assuming you done a clean, fresh instal of Windows to the SSD?

You should be able to go to your Disk management and delete the OLD Windows 7 partitoon, and the 100MB partition, then recreate/format a new one for additional DATA Storage partition.

Im not very familiar with multiple boot systems however, so hopefully someone that is will be along soon to better answer the the start up option question..

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Ok, so my AMD Phenom II X2 idles around 40 - 45 C, which I don't like. I'm currently using a heatsink from a 2003, Socket 768 era computer. The heatsink actually fits my AM3 socket. The fan I'm using is from another heatsink which shipped with my CPU, it was a generic made-in-china heatsink and fan, and said heatsink was very flimsy and didn't cool very well.

I'm looking for a fan that is not only a lot quieter, but has more airflow. If I have to get a new heatsink, then so be it, but I just need to get this thing cooled down.

1. What is "quiet" in decibels?
2. Which is better, thermal pads or paste/compound?
3. What is a generally good CPU temp?

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According to another discussion we had on here, 40-45 C isn't that bad. I will provide a link to the discussion at the bottom of this post (read pages 1 and 2). Fans are going to make noise. Usually, quieter fans have a lower rpm, which means they won't cool as well. If you still want a new fan, here is one I found on newegg. The reviews all say it is fairly quiet, and one guy said his overclocked phenom II x2 went from being 65 C to 45 C. Seems like it will do what you need it to.

Link to previous discussion:
Cpu temp emergency!!!

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Hi Tech Guy and every one!
I got some few questions.
I let ya know about that i got a Windows XP with these secure systems Ad-aware,F-security 2003.
I am unsure and abit of afraid of viruses,spyware,Hackers and keyloggers.
Ok now to the question.

Number one.F-security is a anti-virus and a firewall but i am unsure if it really
is protecting me i have like goten 6 kind of trojans but it seem like it have deleted them, but i dont know if it hold hackers away.

Number two.Ad-aware delet spyware.When i take a recommend search i see all of them and delet them but it seem like the same comes back again after i have been on the internet.

Number three.Keylogger i dont know if i am affected by one but i am not sure if i am how can i know that i am affected?

Sorry fore my bad English not my first languish.

A:Some questions.

Number 1:-
is you f-secure upto date? this is an antivirus and will only protect against latest infections if fully up-to-date.
if its not upto date and you do not have a subscription for updates run this online test http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall

Number 2:-
if you get spyware from visiting a website, clean with ad-aware then go back to website you will get the spyware again - all ad-aware does is clean up after the fact.

two programs which may help stop spyware from getting on the PC are:-
spywareblaster = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
spywareguard = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sgdownload.html

also another good spyware program is spybot

download, update and run spybot
http://spybot.safer-networking.de/ or
http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT or

then you need to make sure these programs - ad-aware/spybot/spywareblaster/spywareguard are all upto date each week - including your anti-virus

Number Three:-
post a hijackthis log here to see if you have a keylogger

download and copy hijackthis to its own folder, it makes backups so keeping seperate can be useful - run hijackthis

scan only DO NOT FIX ANYTHING post a log and await advise from one of the many experts in this forum.

you english is fine

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Mod Edit:  Split From http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556136/is-it-still-possible-to-install-win-xp/ - Hamluis.
I decided to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 but got nervous about it so I decided to do a fresh install of Windows XP Home Premium on my other old laptop first. This was to gain a bit of experience and also to ensure I have a working PC in the event of a glitch in the fresh install of Windows 8.1 - just wanted to be sure I could continue to get work done in the interim if something went wrong. However, doing a fresh install of XP turned out more problematic than I thought, for the following reasons:
I had no CD - never did. Neither Compaq nor Circuit City gave me one. I lost the restore media (if I ever created it back in 2004 or so).
I spent a lot of time researching slipstreaming an install including all the service packs but could feel confident in none of the sources of the software on the web nor in my ability to properly follow the processes for slipstreaming
I spent a lot of time researching sources on the web for the straight XP OS (without the service packs) but none gained my trust
There is conflicting info out there about whether it is necessary to install SP1 and then SP2 before installing SP3
I finally decided the answer was that going straight to the SP3 service pack was the path I would try but could not find a trusted source of SP3
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allbenatt, thanks for sharing your experience!
There was a long running XP Topic where the OP, also with an HP computer, could have used your solution. Actually the way you installed, being it was to another partition, it was formatted prior to you taking this action, so it didn't really need it again. Too, all OS's requires some type of formatting of the partition to install, in this case it was likely NTFS. No, it wasn't the type of XP format that would take hours to complete on some larger drives, which was probably more secure of an erase than today's quick formatting, but one was one. 
So how did the OS install process go? Install to the partition next to it? I'm curious about this, and may try it on my last XP computer just to see it in action. It's 60GB in size, but I could shrink the actual XP partition to 25GB or so, and there's a Recovery partition at the end. However, many doesn't have that, could have once been there, but was removed, tempting to some because in 2003/04, 40GB HDD's were the norm. Actually the one I have came with that size one, but I replaced it with a 60GB 7200 rpm one, the OEM one ran at 4200 rpm (or in that range). 
That SP3 download of over 300MB, I've had that on CD since 2010. Anytime I install XP these days, seems like Windows Update won't connect w/out it (an error message will show). Installing SP3 fixes this. Though here as of late, haven't done much XP installing, other than some virtual machines for me t... Read more

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Maleware Attack.Having recently cleaned up my computer (Windows X P Media Centre 2005 ) SpyBot ..I unfortunately lost my "Widows Updates"..Restore File..and my Internet Explorer 8 is very unstabable as the mouse when I click a new page either does nothing or I wait thirty seconds and clik again (SLOW)..Is there a safe free tool/program that may enable me to right my computer ??..Thank you for any assistance..


it's possible that if the Malware did damage you may have to reinstall IE8, or reimage your system, depends on how bad the damage is, if it did that much damage.

Try these things first....

Delete all Browsing History, check all boxes except for Preserve Favorites Website Data

Check your Security Settings in IE, make sure there is nothing strange in Trusted sites
and click on Reset all zones to default level

Then Reset Internet Explorer Settings in IE, it will be on the Advanced tab
Check the box, Delete Personal Settings

Get Malwarebytes and run it also...

Try that first..

But unfortunately, depending on the damage done, it is not always possible to fully recover without doing what is referred to a nuke and reload
Back up all data, format drive and start over.

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/518057/extra-drive-shown-in-optimize-drives/ - Hamluis.

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I know these are stupid questions but I'll ask them anyway. Why do I keep getting disconnected from my own local server and why when I try to reconnect it says my nickname is already in use even though I registered it? How can the other user halfway across the world maintain a stable 24/7 connection with my server while I can't stay connected for 2 minutes? I have a bot on my server (connected via localhost) that I use to re op me or invite me if I get uninvited to my own channel and things but it is still annoying having to do that every time this happens. Thank you for answering the questions!Edit: Moved topic from All Other Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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first i forgot i have win 98. now how to i get the volumn master contol to stop popping up on the screen when i get on the net. the computer decided that it was the closest thing i had to cal check and im really getting tired of it

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Hello, my friend recently made me a couple of tracks in asf format that i would love to record to cd. is there anyway for me to convert the files to wav or do i have to use a program like soundforge to capture the audio?

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What is the difference between the LAN IP address and the internet IP address assigned by the ISP?
Is the Isp IP address always dynamic or can it be static? Is there and advantage to either?
Is there and advantage to having a static LAN IP address?
I have a Hawking HWR54G Router. I can't seem to find the range of DHCP server address pool .

A:IP questions

"What is the difference between the LAN IP address and the internet IP address assigned by the ISP?"

The former is private and the latter is public.

"Is the Isp IP address always dynamic or can it be static?"

Can be static.

"Is there and advantage to either?"

Yes, if you want your public IP address to change sometimes, or if you want it to never change.

"Is there and advantage to having a static LAN IP address?"

Yes, for port forwarding and, IMO, for network printers or storage devices.

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Does the AMD CCC that is installed depend on the graphics chipset (i.e. different interface for different chipsets)?

When I install an AMD graphics card, the display always appears underscanned by about 10%.
On my main desktop, I can open CCC and adjust the overscan and underscan.I've been trying an old HDD in another box.
I'm using the onboard graphics chip set (using the HDMI output).
The display appears to be underscanned by ~10%.

The CCC on this machine looks completely different and it has no adjustments for overscan and underscan.
Everything is presets, so nothing can be adjusted (apart from 3D settings). The irony is that despite all of the complaints about drivers in Linux Distros, Linux Mint 16 "just worked" (i.e. proper resolution and scan width).

Does anyone know how I can fix the underscan issue?
Can I just download a different version of CCC and install it?

A:AMD CCC Questions

It shouldn't be different. What version of driver and CCC are you running?

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Hello there.

Are the D & E drives hard drives?

I was having a discussion with someone about Hard Drives and they said the D & E drives are hard drives, but my D & E drives are for discs and USB's only.

So are they hard drives?

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I was just wondering if anyone would be able to help me understand what the "Computer Wizards" out there are looking at when they see my HJT Log. I see that there are a number of repetitive things like the C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe, why are there numerous accounts of things like that. And if there is any "touch-ups" I could do to my HJT Log. Just curious, Ashley!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:00:10 PM, on 12/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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A:Questions Regarding my HJT Log...

Please DO NOT start a new thread when you are already being helped in another one.



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I'm in the middle of a new build with an i5 4670k and an ASUS Z87M Plus board. I got 1 stick of 1600M 8G Viper RAM. not the "Extreme" edition, just the plain vanilla and only 1 8Gig stick.

This system is currently spread across a bench in the garage alternatly idling and running Prime95 at stock settings to ensure all is stable before I tear apart my current box killing the machine I'm typing on.

Since acquiring the RAM, I have heard that it's desirable to have 2 sticks due to the way memory is accessed, plus not only should they be the same brand/version, but preferably from a "two-pack" so they likely came from the same batch of silicon.

I wanted to do a sanity check on this. Truth be told, 8 Gigs is plenty of memory for me and the computer runs just fine and very fast compared to the current machine.

Will I notice a speed difference with 1 stick vs 2? Should I opt for the "Extreme" version at a premium price (actually only $10)? Should I return the RAM and get a 2-pack?

I surf, email, occasionally do a little VHS to DVD conversion, but seldom. I mainly want speed for multitasking. i.e., run AV during an MS update, while doing a hard drive backup and still bring up uncached web pages fast. No games.

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I just uninstalled Norton and installed AVG.

AVG says that the next tests and updates will be on 12/21 at 8AM. Does that mean I need to be sure my computer is online then, or, if it is not, will the tests and updates take place when I do go online after that time?

AVG says about the rescue disk that it "enables you to scan and clean files on your computer in MS-DOS mode (at the command prompt). This is often necessary when removing virsues on computers which have sharing violations or insufficient user access rights. It is also useful when your computer's system areas have become infected."

My computer doesn't share with any other computer and I guess I have all the user access rights available. I presume that if my antivirus programs work right I don't have to worry about the system areas becoming infected.

So my impression is that, while there may be some remote chance of needing the rescue disk, it is indeed remote. Am I wrong about that?

The rescue disk program says the disk should be updated whenever AVG is updated. That seems like a lot of trouble. That's why the question above.

Thanks, grandpaw7

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If you use one don't you need to buy a product key to use it ?

I always bought upgrades like the 8 Pro Pack WMC.{$40}
Then upgraded to 8.1 Pro from the Store.{free}

Everything installed nicely.
No problems.

I had no use for an iso.

Why people need iso's confuses me.

Pardon my appalling ignorance.

A:Questions about iso's

David in my case I used an ISO with generic key to install 8.1.1 I also used an $40 8 pro upgrade to Activate.
To avoid upgrading from Win 7 to 8 pro then to 8.1 Por and then update 1
I have a nice clean install of 8.1.1 and then reinstall only the currently used software. lots of crap gone in one fell swoop that had accumulated over the years from Win 7 I actual skipped Win 8 altogether.

I do suppose that the ISO was not really legal however I think the results are legal! And a lot cleaner system that had I gone the legal route and completed all of those upgrade/updates.

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I have some questions about Spybot S & D?

1.) What is the Immunization feature? When I click on it, I get an info page that says among other things, "Perminently running a bad download blocker of IE." than it says, a preventative blocker to help install of bad downloads is installed. Than a check box is checked that says something about preventing bad downloads in IE. What does all this mean?

2.) How do I get the Guardian Feature enabled? I don't see it here.

3.) What is the warning message that I get when I click on the immunization feature? It says, something like, " 0 products blocked, 2000xxx+ protections possible, please immunize. But the disclaimer is that this feature just gives you added protection from what the program already offers.


PS. BTW, I also have Norton's Internet Security 2004, which contains an excellent pop-up blocker

A:Spy Bot: S&D Questions?

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Hey All,

Was wondering if someone can give me some clarity on this issue about RAM and backwards compatability. As I understand it, PC2700 can be used for PC2100, even if all the 2100 modules are swapped with 2700. Ditto PC4200 and PC5300 and the new DDR3 standards as well.

Can someone confirm?


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I'm looking to update my 4 yr old computer with a SSD. It's a Dell Dimmension E520, Intel Core2 6300 1.86GHz, 4GB RAM, Win7 Ultimate x64. Dell's website, via service tag, indicates that I can't add SSD... I am skeptical. I'm def a novice when it comes to my hardware. Hoping someone can help me with some info...

-Can I run a SSD?

-What specs do I need to know in order to buy the correct SSD?

-How large a SSD do i need to run Win7/IE on it, while leaving my media files on old HD? 60,80,100GB?

Thank you..

A:SSD Questions

You can run just OS and programs easily on an 80GB. Just install the os and the programs used frequently on the SSD. Other programs that are not used very often on the spinner. I have both an 80GB Intel and a 90GB Vertex2. I have no space isues with either.

I would find out from Dell why you can't run an SSD. Dell has some Motherboards that will not give you the fastest speed. I know because I have one. It is in the Dell chipset, mine is an H57 chipset which is probably different than yours. However, even though the best speed will not be there, my Dell will run on the SSD. Try to get them to tell you why you can't run an SSD.

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hello..i would like to ask how to do a few things with windows vista.

1. how can you block a website from being accessed?

2. how can you disable your wireless card so it cannot be used at all?

i have a dell inspiron 1420 vista. please tell me how i can do these things using this computer. thanks! :D

A:a few questions...

If you use a router, you can log onto it and block address from there. Otherwise it depends on which browser you use. You should also be able to block sites with your anti-virus program as well.

To diable items in Windows, open Device Manager and right click the item, choose Diable this Device. To disable in the Dell bios, When the DELL logo appears, press <F2> immediately to enter the bios.

Hope this helps.

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I am probably going to get a gaming desktop (currently have a laptop) and I want to now what the best site to order and get one will be. I have a $1100 budget + monitor and keyboard so about $1000. I don't want to build my own and I've been looking at cyberPc and magic micro. Suggestions?

A:New PC questions.

Should I get a AMD prosseser or a Intel? Nividia or Amd gpu?

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I'm a bit late but I finally got around to trying windows 8. After the initial shock was over I've managed to accept most of the changes.

I would like to ask if there is any way to fix a few problems I have with the new OS:

1. I can't find and way to make the metro menu start on a different screen to my main display. I run 3x 1920x1080 in 5760x1080 with the centre screen as the main display and it's extremely annoying that the metro menu is on my main screen whenever I start the computer.

2. I can't find any way to have the taskbar clock on all 3 taskbars. This seems like such a simple feature and since I run all my fullscreen programs on my main display it seems necessary especially with the next problem.

3. I nearly always run fullscreen programs on my main display which means the clock is hidden. Because of my monitor setup I run everything in windowed fullscreen when I can. In windows 7 I can just click on another screen and the taskbar would appear over the windowed fullscreen program on my main display. This doesn't happen anymore. It's extremely annoying as it's how I tell what is the active window especially since the IE10 colours are less contrasting between active and non-active in windows 8.

Any help with these issues would be appreciated.

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A:A few questions

maybe this will help for multiple monitors : Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Hi, My father recently downloaded a game, when he opened it up. It caused our computer to crash twice we have never had problems with said site. So it was just strange that our computer crashed any way we removed game. ran scan make sure no malware available and so on. we still had problems. We did try restore point now when ever we try to move or open any files,pic,music. We get a message that we do not have the right to move or anything.  How do I fix this don't want to Restore with disc and lose all the programs since I can't move or save elsewhere.
The second question is with my browser I have updated my adobe flash but yet I am still getting that it is out of date. WTH is wrong, uggghhhh!!!!! I am using Blackhawk a chrome spinoff.
Thank you,

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Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hi everyone. I'm back with more questions but this time it's about motherboards & monitors.

Now that B3 versions of Gigabyte MBs are appearing @ Newegg & TigerDirect I've been trying to balance what my needs are & what's available. I'm basically doing a PC re-fresh. I do video editing & other graphic work that is has become more of a hobby nowadays. But, I do like a good running PC & Win 7 looks like it's worth an upgrade.

I've narrowed it down to 2 motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 & GA-P67A-UD3-B3. The best I can figure, the basic difference is "H" versions have built-in graphics & "P" versions accept a wider variety of RAM, namely faster - up to DDR3-2133 (Max RAM for the GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 is DDR3-1333). I have read this artical, http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/1. I'm not a gamer but AVCHD video rendering could use the added speed. The overall number of ports (USB) & types are different, too. As I recently purchased a new ATI 5570 graphic card (Odd monitor behavior since Windows 7 64-bit install.when I 1st upgraded to Win 7, I think the "P" model would be OK. But, maybe there's more to it than that.

Also, I'm looking @ 2 HP monitors; HP 2310e 23" Diagonal Ultra-Thin WLED Monitor & HP 2311x 23" LED Monitor. I've read that the 2310e has the glossy type screen (I know some hate glossy type but I do like it) & the 2311 is a non-glare scr... Read more

A:More new PC questions.

The H67 chipset apparently only supports RAM frequencies up to 1333MHz, as you say.

It also doesn't support overclocking for the CPUs with unlocked multipliers (I5-2500k and I7-2600k). A mild overclock (to, say. 4.2GHz) may have more effect on video editing than the memory clocks. As I haven't done any video editing, I can't speak from personal experience.

I don't know whether you'll be happy with a TN monitor. I have a Samsung 245BW (24" TN, 1920X1200). I've mostly gotten used to its limitations. It does make color banding in some video, but I believe that it's a 6 bit display. (That's 6 bits per RGB color, 18 bits overall.)

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First i have a asus sabertooth x58 and corsair ram . I was looking in the bios and under ia i can see i can use xmp and it looks like it well put my ram from 1033mh to 1600mh and my ram is a 1600mh set.
Is it a safe thing to do. The other question is i got a corsair h60 as a gift do yall think it weel be better than a v6gt cooler master air cooler

A:2 questions


Well, try it to find out, that is how all overclockers do it. If it doesn't work, go back into the BIOS and change it back, simple as that. And liquid coolers are better than air coolers, though sometimes louder. It will drastically lower temps. However, don't get any holes in the tubing else your GPU and more will get wet.

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I am aware that upgrading from Vista anything to 64 bit ultimate is a nightmare, I hate Vista and want to downgrade to XP but also want to use 64 bit XP. Is this at all possible and is it any less difficult than the Vista upgrade???

p.s. i am running athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3.00 ghz, 4 gb ram and geforce 9800 gtx will my hardware be a problem???

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