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Solved: Everything on my computer has gone bigger

Q: Solved: Everything on my computer has gone bigger

i installed a game an there after everything on my screen appears bigger can someone help me please my computer is a windows vista thanks

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A: Solved: Everything on my computer has gone bigger

Hi playgal89x

Go to control panel....Display...then Settings tab. Here you can choose what setting for viewing you want.

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I'm having a big problem, my Aleinware is geting atacked by some kind of growing file. I have a file located at C:/359OF57.... something. My hard drive is almost full, and I recall a week ago that I had about 70 GB left on my hard drive left, and now I only have 3.33 GB!! I need help fast, I have Windows Vista Home Premium Alienware edition, and Im afraid that that thing is going to clog up my entire drive. I don't know what happens then. Can I delete this file? I know where it is, so it wouldnt be too hard to delete it, then wipe my free space. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I have attached a screen shot of the exact file location and size of the file to this thread. -Graboy

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Dear All, out of curiosity, i have a 80 GB HDD now and i am planning to get a 120 GB HDD soon. Does this inclusion of new bigger capacity HDD into my system translates into slower processing or boot up time ??

i am running a P4 2Ghz with 512 DDR Ram for your info. Thx !!

A:Bigger HDD equals slower computer ??

No, it won't slow down the sytem. The only things that may take longer will be various scans like virus scans and defrags - and that'll be more to due to an increased amount of data on the drive.

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I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS.  I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case. 

A:Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF  

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I've had this computer for about a year and I've always had problems. I use to get blue screens when loading things that use a lot of memory. Now the computer will just freeze with blue screen and I have to reboot. It doesn't happen every time though.

For example, I'll be playing World of Warcraft which uses a lot of memory, I'll minimize and load iTunes. Sometimes it will freeze as it loads, sometimes it won't. Sometimes after it crashes and I reboot, I'll get a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION blue screen as windows loads. If I restart again, windows will load properly.

I have the case standard 420w power supply. I used a power supply calculator and it was a bit over 420w but I don't know how accurate those are. Heres what's in my computer using power:

Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
1,024 MB Ram (512x2)
Realtek AC'97 sound card
Floppy drive
Two optical drives (DVD-ROM and CD/DVD RW)
One hard drive
3-4 fans total
4 usb
case lights

A:Computer problems - need bigger power supply?

This one should work well with your board.


If you want to kick it up a notch for future upgrades choose this one.


If you want something a little less expensive, but good.


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HEY every time I play a video game or run a video my computer restarts on me........
Windows brought me to this page once http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322205

and when I open up the error message it gives me theses files
If you know what might be causing this I would like to know.... Thank you

A:Computer Restarts if when using bigger amoung of memory

Do you only get the crashes when using newly added RAM?
Are you certain the new RAM matches the specifications of the RAM that was already in your computer, and/or that your motherboard supports mixed RAM types?

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My computer has worked fine for years (~4 years old) until very recently (yesterday, it worked in the morning but started acting up in the afternoon)

I have been having issues and noticing it has been freezing a lot
Ive run countless malware/anti virus scans (malwarebytes and microsoft security essentials) but they find nothing
I defragged using defraggler
I periodically run Ccleaner to fix my registry and clear cache

thinking it was my HDD getting old I ran a check disk (checking both boxes: fix bad sectors and fix system errors)
It kept freezing on "CHKDSK verifying free space 5 of 5" at 63% each time
So I forced shutdown and rebooted and backed up my important files

While backing up I noticed my computer worked fine when navigating folders. also I have no issues with excel. But if I startup firefox or IE, when I try to use a search feature it freezes (not completely bc i can move the cursor but it in a never ending loading state, eventually forcing me to force shutdown and reboot.

I opened in safemode (with network off) and was able to open IE and Firefox and turn off all addons and extensions
I noticed "shockwave flash 11.4.402.265" was the only recently updated file (i have autoupdates on) so this too was then disabled
I then restarted

Everything now SEEMS to work great

No more freezing issues, and so far (about 10 minutes haha) i havent had an issue. but that is 9 more minutes then I had yesterday (it was one of those frustrating days that we h... Read more

A:Computer crashes: Shockwave or a bigger problem?

Lets not guess. Go to the website of your Hard Drive manufactuer and test the drive. Post your results and we go from there.

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Iproblem:i've tryed clearing my hard drive but the blue screen of death comes up stopping me do so. I've tryed ad aware , avg , dfrag but non of these work the virus or somthing seems to stop it. I carn't get on net as it's stopping me acces the net , its disabled the fire wall and i carnt put it back on as it wont let me. Help?

So I spoke to a few people they said it'll be a currupt file on hard drive or somthing so my bud comes round installs Windows XP pro. So i'm thinking good i can get all sorted. But now my router wont install because of it being windows xp pro , now i dont know what to do because i dont have no disc for it to install just XP... Eny ideas? (if this makes no sence let me know i'll try and make it make sence. Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] I had a problem that's gone bigger.....

Hello there...
It is strange thing because almost any new router is build to support Windows XP...
Could you explain exactly what is your problem when you try to install router???
What errors you are experiencing????
Your Network card is properly installed???

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I currently have 2 operating systems on my computer vista and XP. My XP drive is almost full its only got 5 gbs left on it and I need to add a bunch of stuff. I have almost 100 gb of unallocated space on my hard drive. Yet neither vista or XP's drive editing software won't let me extend the drive because they are primary operating system drives. Does anyone know how I can do this. Any ideas on some good 3rd party software to do this? thanks

A:Solved: Making my partitions bigger...

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Everything is Messed Up! Help!
I woke up about a day ago and i got on the computer. When i got on the screen was bigger then normal, and when i went to screen resolution, it was fixed. Then i tried to play my favorite game, Combat Arms ( Which i had just played yesterday) And it said i need atleast Direct X 9. (Which i have) and i just bought a graphics card at around july (EVGA). I asked my mom if she touched anything and she said that when she ran a virus test there was like 100 trojans and she deleted a lot of stuff. I just fixed my volume by downloaded the drivers for it and now its back to "No Audio Device" When im looking at the headset which contains a mic and headphones that i used yesterday. 7J5RNG1 is the is the service tag number and its a dell computer. Please help me!:

A:[SOLVED] Help Me Please. Screen is Bigger, No Volume, Ect.

Download your drivers for your computer here You will need to load the audio driver. And if you have a separate Video card, you will need to reinstall the driver from that manufacturer as well. go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager see what other devices drivers need to be reinstalled. Load them from the link above.

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My Desktop is adjusted to the same size as my Monitor, but when I "Maximize" a Window, it expands further than the desktop, just past the close button on the window!

OS: XP Home SP2
Monitor: Trinitron CRT
Adapter: Nvidia "current drivers"

A:Solved: Windows Bigger Than Desktop

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when i open yahoo mail the size of text written there like u have XXX new msgs or wot ever there wrtten is became bigger in size than normal.
buttons like inbox compose also became bigger menas everything is proportionally became bigger in size while opening certain websites.
like there is no change in www.google.com home page but when i type sumthing and then search the text result is bigger in size than normal abt 50% bigger.

also this forum's text part in bigger while reading posts.
i hve changd any resolituion settings etc.
it aultomatically changd when i start my pc ntoday.
plz help me.

A:Solved: text, buttons etc.. became bigger

Try going to "View" in Internet Explorer, then Text Size, and reduce the size of your text.

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I want to install a 250 GB hard drive that I have and I am not sure what the best thing to do is ? First I am not sure how to know if my computer will take the new drive ? Also is it better to change the hard drive or just add a new second drive if possible ? Thanks for any info or direction anyone might have.

A:Solved: Help ! Need Bigger Hard drive.

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I have set up a new computer for my brother in law, who uses AOL. With the new computer (OS is VISTA) we get an AOL window, including the "My AOL" window, with extremely small text size across the top menu bar and button labels. Using IE I can make the font size larger with no problem, but I can't figure any way to do it with AOL. I've tried their help sections and even called them, but they won't help because he is on a free AOL plan now that he's using Broadband. (They want a minimum monthly fee of $9.95 to include tech help.) When I try the AOL site at my home, the font size is large enough to see. Can anybody give me advice on this? I haven't used AOL for a long time and just don't see anything to change the text size.

A:Solved: bigger fonts in AOL window

jethsy said:

I have set up a new computer for my brother in law, who uses AOL. With the new computer (OS is VISTA) we get an AOL window, including the "My AOL" window, with extremely small text size across the top menu bar and button labels. Using IE I can make the font size larger with no problem, but I can't figure any way to do it with AOL. I've tried their help sections and even called them, but they won't help because he is on a free AOL plan now that he's using Broadband. (They want a minimum monthly fee of $9.95 to include tech help.) When I try the AOL site at my home, the font size is large enough to see. Can anybody give me advice on this? I haven't used AOL for a long time and just don't see anything to change the text size.
Thanks!Click to expand...

perhaps this can explain.. I am on Aol so if you have any further queries I may be able to help

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I have a machine running windows 8.1, and for some reason my "desktop" is bigger than the monitor. What this means is that I struggle to access the "charms bar" or whatever it's called on the right hand side, can't see or access the "minimize/maximize, and close" buttons, and some of my icons are half off the desktop. I've played around with screen resolution and looked to see if there's a new driver for my monitor (there's not) and nothing has helped.

If anyone has any insight into what I need to so, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Solved: Desktop is bigger than monitor?

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Well, I was just here talking about a java issue but im back once again.

This time i guess you can say that the Client file is complete this time you get a window that tells you to enter the Ip you want to connect to or pick from a drop down list of saved contacts. if you select the ip address it asks you if you want to save it as a contact. The whole time there is contacts.txt file that stores all of that and i use reader and writer to get the info from that. after that then i get the chat client that will try to connect to the server.

everything runs fine in the compiler.

the problem is that I made a jar file with all of the files needed by all three classes, but for some reason the jar doesnt open even though it seems to be running.


//window to select how to connect
import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class IPSelectWindow extends JFrame
// Variables declaration
private JLabel select_contact;
private JLabel select_ip;
private JLabel orlabel;
private JTextField ip1;
private JTextField ip2;
private JTextField ip3;
private JTextField ip4;
private JComboBox contact_list;
private JButton ipbutton;
private JButton contactbutton;
private JPanel contentPane;
private ArrayList<String> contactArray;
private ArrayList<String> ipArray;
private BufferedReader reader;
private IPButtonHandler iphandler;
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A:Solved: [Java] back with a bigger issue

I was missing the contacts.txt file that was all

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I use Outlook Express 6 and have Xp home.
Recently my text size looks much larger. I have it set to Ariel 10.
Made it the smallest (which still looks large my end) But am getting told nobody can read my mail its too small.
Please help.

A:Solved: Outlook Express 6 text looks bigger

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Seems to be normal, I was told. But as this happens anyway, i want to slow down the process as hard as possible. F.ex. by using ccleaner and transferring the temp-folder to another partition, etc.

Yet there seem to be strange things happening. I just encoded a video to a non-C-location. during the encoding the C: partition gained a few hundred MB's. But as the encoding was finished, those few hundred mb's didnt delete themselves again, even after running ccleaner.

So, basically all i did was encoding a file which is not on C: into another file, which also is not on C:. Yet C: gained finally a few hundres mb's.

Anyone know why that is?

A:C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

When you run C cleaner, by default it looks for certain areas... particularly when you are decoding / encoding videos it will create a temp file.

If the temp file is not inside the Windows Directory, the Cleaner won't find it unless you tell it to look there.

Also, if your encoder / decoder program is not told to delete the left behinds it will in fact keep the temp files there as well. There are a lot of scenarios.

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Hi, I have a

VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82ad

which works a treat with 1 x 1440 x 900 and 1 x 1024 x 768 display, but I am looking to upgrade my display so I have

1 x 1920 x 1080 and 1 x 1440 x 900

Will my video card be able to cope with the resolution ?, oh performance wise, never play games so simple desktop effects are AOK



A:Solved: Will my video card cope with bigger display

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So it has a 2gig micro SD card
So whats the biggest card I can run and whats the file system on it?
Hopefully my Ubuntu machine can format SD cards if I need to

A:Solved: Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 i want to get a bigger SD card

I am told by my ISP 16gigs is the biggest SD card I can get but I see 32gig card for sale now

MSDOS is the file system so Ubuntu dont do MSDOS

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I began a database in Access 2003 a few years ago. Two days ago, the file size was about 500k. Then our IT staff upgraded our machines to Office 2007 and I began using my database in Access 2007. In the last two days my file has doubled in size. I have only added one new query which has an output of 5 fields for 450 records.

Has anyone else had this experience with Access 2007? How much more can I expect the file to grow?


A:Solved: Access 2007 - file 2x bigger than 2003

The file size in Access 2007 should be smaller, but only if you convert the database to the 2007 version of Access. Just opening the 2003 database in access 2007 does not allow you to use some of the new features available in Access 2007, like smaller file sizes.

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I have 3 HDD in my gaming PC:
120 GB SSD
128 GB Raptor
320 GB WD Storage Drive

OS, a few games and a few small programs on the SSD.
Steam Games and all other programs are on the Raptor.
The WD is for downloading and media.

They're all about 85% full. I want to replace the raptor with a bigger one so I can install more of my steam games mainly. Since there's no OS stuff on that drive, is it as easy as copying all the stuff from one raptor to the new raptor. Or will some programs I have installed on there "break". I know of one game "rfactor", that may not recognize the new drive, but their protection might be using the windows registry, which is on the SSD.

Thanks, Ryan

A:Solved: Swapping out 2nd HD to bigger Drive, Easy as copy and paste?

As the Raptor is a secondary drive, you can simply copy the contents to a new HDD. The only thing you will have to watch is that the new HDD will need to have the same drive letter as the current Raptor (as the OS/games/software reference programs by their location (when they were added/installed). The location will be drive/folder/filename (ie: D:/Games/Steam/steam.exe).

Simply connect the new drive to the same controller/port/cable as the current drive, and move the current Raptor to another port until you have your files copied off

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The longer my PC stays on, the more and more memory seems to get used up. In the resource monitor, it shows the 'modified memory' as the culprit, starting at less than 100Mb when the PC is booted up, to a whopping 9Gb at it's peak. I've not installed any new updates or programs leading up to this problem, but I'm not sure how long ago it started.
See screenshots for more details.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16281 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated


A:Big Memory Leak (modified memory gets bigger and bigger)

Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);Click to expand...

Your computer appears to have a HUGE amount of personal data and a LOT of installed apps.

That equates to a LOT of hard drive activity and a LOT of running processes.

Let's see an image of the entire list in the "Startup" tab of the Task Manager.


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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off newegg.com

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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Q: bigger

how do i make the X in the IE bigger? here's how big mine is right now, i want it a little bigger because it's hard on my eyes, i have bad eyes as it is, thanks:


i assume you mean text size
Text size>

If you have a scroll wheel in the centre of your mouse - Hold down the control Key and move the wheel that will also cahnge the text size

Does not work for all websites - depends on how its coded and if images are text

also you could use magnifier -
start >
programs >
accessories >
accessibilty >
magnifier >

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Which is bigger KB or MB ?
puter hater

A:Which is bigger MB or

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I down loaded a preview of a game and after I was done playing it I closed the window and everything was bigger the icons fonts taks bars everything. i would like to have everything back to normal size but when i went into properties it was already on normal size. I ran my ad ware scanner and virus scanner and there was nothing. Oh ya my operating system is Windows XP. Thanks.

A:everything is bigger!?

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hello everyone i have a 500 watt Xclio PSU with 2 12v rails at 18 amp, i want to know if i could power one of the newer 9800 GTX+ with the smaller 55nm proccessor???, this is what i currently have

asus m2n sli deluxe mobo
nvidia 8600gt
2gb corsair xms2
250 gb 7200rpm HDD
amd athlon 64 x2 +4800
and a 20x dvd cd burner

A:Do i need a bigger PSU

no you dont, i have a 400 and its running more than that.
of course its different for different systems

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Here's the deal, being the brainiack I am I installed Windows 7 on my wifes Compaq Desktop. The problem being that it only has a 20gb hdd. So I have to install a larger hdd (size does matter).
I have the family pack Win 7 OS, 3 computers, how many times can I install on each computer?

TIA, Should of thought ahead.

A:Shoulda went BIGGER!!!

Hello Dogtag, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can install and activate it with the same key number as many times as you would like as long as it is uninstalled from any prior computer first. You will not have a problem doing so.

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Hi All,
Everything has suddenly gotten bigger on my screen...icons, font, even my mouse arrow. My computer shut itself down yesterday and when I turned it back on everything was bigger. I checked everything under display..appearences, dpi etc. Everything appears to be at the proper setting. I have windows xp media 2002. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Everything suddenly bigger

You need to install the video drivers again. Your resolution is messed up. something caused your computer reboot and it mess up the video display. It could be that the video card driver was corrupted which caused this issue.

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I posted on here yesterday i belive because i was wanting to upgrade my RAM on my computer. It was determined that I purchase DDR RAM
MY computer WAS running windows xp P4 dell demension 4550.

Now here's the problem....

after i put in the stick of RAM I purchased DDR 2700 512 mB

now when i went to restart the computer all i get is maybe three to four beeps and my monitor is black. The monitor is plugged in to the back of the computer but the light on it stays yellow instead of green.... please tell me this is fixable.....

A:Now i have a bigger problem

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Well, it`s just about time for a bigger ssd, I`ve seen quite a few members mentioning Samsungs, so could I get a few opinions on this model ? Is the price ok ? Tiger seems to be high anymore. And are there newer models out ? Thanks everyone


or this


A:Time for a bigger ssd.

Hi Brian
I have a 180GB INTEL SSDSC2CT180A3 ATA Device. I have found it fast (too fast for my poor old brain sometimes) and very reliable. No probs at all. Intel doesn't have such a good write up as others but I think that is some people knock Intel because they are so big. It's a bit like knocking MS but we still keep using it!

EDIT: I see your thread got moved Brian. D'you know I never felt a thing

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Don't know what I accidentally did, but everything on my desktop, my calander, my Icons are bigger then they were earlier today. I right clicked on the desktop and hit view, and it showed my icons are still set at small. Things I open are bigger too like the word Google in Google chrome seems like it is 11/2 to 2 times as big as before. I had to rearrange my icons so my desktop calender wouldn't cover some of them up.
IIn fact I'm looking at this and the title "things have gotten bigger is gigantic. What did I do, and how do I undo it? Thanks in advance for the help I'm sure will come.

A:Things have gotten bigger

Hi, you're running windows 7?
If so right click on the desktop and click screen resolution.
In that window there is some text that says make text and other items bigger or smaller.
Click on it and then choose the appropriate one.
If you're not running windows 7 look for a similar setting. It's called DPI scaling if you need to search for it.

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I presently have a Compaq Presario AMD Sempron 512mb and someone was nice enough to give me their Dell Dimension 2350, Intel (R) Celeron (R), CPU 2.00GHz, 768RAM.....Can you tell me if it's a better computer as far as storage and speed? (New one has a lot of unused space)

Thank you.

A:which is bigger and faster?

Compaq Presario SR1500NX
Motherboard : ASUS A7V8X-LA
CPU : Sempron 3000+ 2.0 GHz, 333 MHz FSB, Socket 462
RAM : 256 MB PC2700 (unless you added more RAM) (max : 1GB)
Video : Via 128MB shared
Extension : 1 AGP and 3 PCI

Dell Dimension 2350
Motherboard : unspecified
Intel Celeron 2.00Ghz, 400 MHz FSB, Socket 478
RAM : 768MB, probably 1x256 and 1x512 PC2100 (max : 1GB)
Video : Intel 3D Extreme Graphics 64MB shared
Extension : 3 PCI

Both computers are outdated by today's standards. The processors have each their pros and cons, one will perform better than the other in certains apps and vice-versa. Socket 462 and 478 are outdated so don't count on upgrading the processors much. The RAM is important with XP so the system with the most RAM should be more responsive but you can update both systems to a max of 1GB anyway (the Dell should support PC2700 modules as well). About the storage you can always take the hard drive of one of the computers and hook it as a slave drive in the other one so that's not really a problem.

I would install the programs you use the most on both computers and see which one is the most responsive.

If you intend to play on those computers you could run 3D mark 03 and see which one gets the highest score : http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmark03/ (if 3D mark 03 fails to work you can google 3D mark 01). Most games need a dedicated video card to run properly. The Compaq Presario has an AGP slot so it can get a better card than the De... Read more

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First post, and not so sure where to put it, since it's an odd problem. here goes:
I'm currently working with 2 monitors. 1 24" 1920x1080 HD monitor from acer, and 1 old CRT screen running on a mere 1024x768.

Now here's the specific problem. If I run something in full screen mode, (for example, starcraft 2) My mouse pointer can go out of the window, up to HALF of my other screen. This is causing me to keep alt tabbing and being unable to scroll through the sides. this also goes for any shooter games etc. So to test out my theory, I made the game windowed. As I set the game to 1920x1080 pixels, it actually became the size up to where my mouse went, on my other screen. so i set it to 640x480, and built up from there. and yes, it was bigger than a 640x480 app. So kept building up, and a 1024x768 pixel setting already fillls my screen up. so i'm thinking it increases the applications with about 50% of it's actual size.

I believe this glitch occured when I was playing league of legends, my cat jumped on my keyboard as I was alt-tabbing to skype someone. Because this is hard to google, and I didn't know what the shortkeys were, I deleted my graphics drivers, and reinstalled them. this did NOT help. Also, I have dual windows. (1 for gaming and stuff, 1 for work) and this only occurs on the gaming windows.

so yes, i'm pretty sure it's a certain shortkey combination I hit that cause windows 7 to change some unknown settings. If anyone... Read more

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Got a good deal on 'black Friday' from Best Buy.

250 Gig hard drive for $59. Seagate.

Problem is getting XP Pro to 'see it' past 137 Gigs. I flashed
the BIOS to recognize it, but XP doesn't. Is there any way
to get it to recognize the rest without SP1 or SP1a ?

Seagate has a disk that will add 'DDO', but I really don't
want to reformat and reinstall hundreds of programs

Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays Everybody !!

A:Recognizing the bigger HDD

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i have a etower 466,my question is how big of a processor can I install on this machine?

A:bigger processor

apparently your motherboard isn't coppermine compatible
I get this result for all versions of 466

Celeron CPU 533 MHz PPGA

This I beleive is the last non coppermine celeron chip, the 533A was a coppermine core processor.

Check here

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Whenever I opened a web page, The page(text on the page) will keep getting bigger untill I wont be able to read anything on the page. When I tried to resize the page, it will still go back to the bigger text. Pls help

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What problems will I face removing old ssd for new and bigger ssd

A:changing out old ssd for new and bigger

Quote: Originally Posted by gemm85

What problems will I face removing old ssd for new and bigger ssd

None if you do it right and the hardware is not defective.

Do you intend to do a clean install to the new SSD?

Or do you want to transfer the existing installation on the old SSD to the new SSD? If yes, then how?


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Is there a way to make the icons in the taskbar bigger? A member of my family finds them hard to see. Just wondering.

Thanks in advance.

A:Need bigger icons

By "taskbar", I take it you mean the Quick Launch bar? If so, right-click on an empty part of the Quick Launch bar and select View-Larg Icons. Be aware though that this will change the size of the icons to the default size of your system icons.

To change the default icon size, right-click on an empty part of your Desktop and choose Properties. The Display Properties screen will pop-up. In the Advanced tab (I believe), you'll find a scroll box of things like Desktop Color, Icon Horizontal, Caption Bar, etc. Find and select the one called Icon. Next to that box, you'll see a few options for setting the font and also the size. Just make the number larger, click apply and check the size of your icons on the Desktop or Start Menu. Play with them till you get what you want, then click OK.

Unfortunately, you can't define sizes. WinXP changes all the icon sizes. So if it's big on the Desktop, it's big on the Start Menu, big in Explorer, etc.

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I have downloaded my pictures to a cd....when I go to F drive and click a picture it only shows me thumbnail size....how do I see the enlarged pictures. I went to regedit and made a value of 255 as stated but I still can't see the pictures large...only thumbnails.....I am using Vista

A:how to get thumbnails bigger to see

Where ever were you told to go to REGEDIT to change that? Incorrectly messing with the registry causes no end of problems, settings that need changing have options to change them.

If you want to increase the size of the thumbnail, right click in the folder, hover over view, and select the view that you want.

If you want a larger preview pane which shows the picture closer to its full size, click on the Organize button, hover over layout, and click on Preview Pane. If preview pane isn't there go to Organize, folder and search options, make sure that "Show Previews and Filters" is checked, and repeat the first stage.

If you want to view a image full size or do anything with it, then open the picture.

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How do I go about installing a larger drive,transfering everything to the new drive, then removing the old drive? Right now I have a second drive to store digital pictures. I can temp. remove it ten reinstall after the swap.

A:Want a bigger Drive

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I would like to increase the size of the the letters all across my WinXP Sp2.
I would like to increase their size about 10 or 20% and I would like it to effect all my programs from Firefox to Explorer etc.

Is this possible?

If so...hor do I do it?


A:Bigger Font

Take a look at this brief article: http://computerbasicslearning.blogspot.com...r-computer.htmlScroll down to the Windows XP section.

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Hiya guys

I'm thinking on replace my ( not so old ) hdd to bigger one. Now i've got 500 gig's but i'm thinking on 1Tb, even 1.5 Tb.

As i've never use such a big hdd's before, is there is anything i should be worried about ? Are they reliable to use and not breaking down often ? If this can help, here's my laptop model:

Dell XPS L720X .

I'm using good laptop cooler if this can change anything. If you need any other information i have not mention here, please tell me.

cheers in advance for your help


A:Changing hdd to bigger. What should i know ?

There's nothing unusual about them. Just get one of the same form factor as you now have so you know it will fit.

Like any other hard drive, it could fail at any time, so have some sort of a backup--preferably for both the Windows installation and your personal data.

You might consider partitioning it in such a way that you can put Windows and applications on one partition and your personal data on another--and then back each of those up separately.

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Recently on my computer Dell Xps 400 and window XP , anytime I click on anything, Words or any browser page, the page text will start to increase until the point I wont be able to read anything. Even though I tried to reduce the size, it will come back to the big size. And sometime the page will just continue to get bigger and sudenly smaller sometime and the mouse wont be able to click on anything. I really need help

A:Text getting bigger

see if you can swap keyboards with a friend as a test. Perhaps the + key is having issues.

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Now it seems all the web pages have BIG fonts, except for Hotmail. Please help it is driving me CRAZY. Donna

A:Problem Getting Bigger

This is in reference to <a href="http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=274071">this</a> post. Please do not open multiple posts for the same prob - it can start to get confusing. Please reply at the original post.


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