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Hi again.. as mentioned in my last post, I'm shopping for a new comp.. I don't think I want to build it myself.. I have no idea how and I fear I'll screw it up.. Now, I read before that Dell is nearly considered profanity here, but I'm considering them- Don't flame!

I'm a little confused on a couple of the options available..

questions I have are: what would the performance difference between a 400MHz and 533MHz front side bus?

Gateway advertises Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.8GHz with 128K cache- what is that 128K cache for? They don't list the front side bus, is the cache the same thing or does the Celeron processor not need it? If it's the same thing, which is higher, or how do I covert?

finally, a lot of the processers list at 2600, 2200, ect.. how to I convert that to GHz?

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Hi People.,

I have a friend who has a Mac notebook. He wants to buy a USB drive for it. I have a PC desktop. He's asked me for help. I don't know what to do. Is shopping for a mac notebook HD any different from a PC notebook HD?
 

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I'm trying to upgrade this Yugo, I mean Gateway. I need a video card PCI, 32-bit, +3.3v PME, i2c/smbus; hell if I know what any of that means. Will the PROLINK MVGA-NVG34P Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR PCI Video Card fit the bill?

Wrong place but same project, I also want to up to 1gig ram using 2 512k cards, I need ddr-sdram. This is what I am looking at pqi POWER Series 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model MD4412UOE, same question.
Also with these upgrades will I need a case fan? Probebly get one anyway, they're fairly cheep. And a cpu cooler? again. not a very pricey item.
I'm trying to get this in under $250, looks like it wont be much of a problem.

Oh, ya, Hello
 

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gateway, says you? it's an oem build, don't waste your time trying to upgrade it. my advice is to get yourself a standard machine instead.

TS could be a much bigger help if you filled us in on what you plan to use the machine for, the specs of the gateway, and how much money you're willing to spend.
 

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I am about to "go shopping" for a new ISP. Presently my provider's service varies from satisfactory to poor. When calling tech support, I sometimes think I know more than they do, for each time I am told something different and each time they change my "extra settings." At present it is working but have a terrible time getting my mail in Outlook Express. If any files come in containing pictures they take forever. I have timed 350kbs taking a half hour or more and large files 2 megs or more, sometimes "clog" and I have to keep closing OE out and reopening to get. Of course they blame my settings or my modem.
I have A Gateway PC with Windows ME. My modem is 56K PCI Voice Modem SF-11561VR9A. It has the latest updated driver and I have ran multiple tests on modem and they can find nothing wrong. Also I had other providers in past and had no problems with these things. I discontinued service from them for aother reasons.
My question is:
What questions should I ask when calling new providers? Is there a way to pin them down about connection speeds, speed of email downloading ect?
 

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Hi guys

Not posted on here for a while now, the new look is great.

Anyhow, was just wondering if there are any web-sites that sell to the UK. If there are, can savings be made due to the current low value of the $ when compared to the £. Or will customs add vat, tax etc making it pointless.

Just curious, any answers appreciated.
 

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I have an Aspire M5640, it's been treating me well for a while now, have an upgraded graphics card and sound card, but I haven't touched anything else. I'm looking into upgrading the processor now. Just wondering what anyone would suggest. Just trying to get the most out of the system.
 

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I have a mach speed board modle is mk8-939a and I would love to put a new cpu in it that doesn't run over $35 not sure what to get if anyone could help thank u. It has a amd sempron modle # sda3000di02bi would like something faster.
 

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eBay - socket 939 processors X2

I'm not sure which CPU's the motherboard will support, without seeing a support list. I did a quick search and didn't see a support list. Good luck.

Personally, I think its a waste of money unless you are replacing a faulty component. Keeping the machine going is one thing but spending money on a upgrade for such an outdated socket design is another.
 

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Okay, I'm in the market for a new graphics card - the old one's showing signs of age... 128 MB Radeon 9200 PCI...

So, I only wanna put $50 or so into this, but I want something that'll be okay for gaming. Not anything spectacular, obviously. Hell, I ran HL2 on my current one...
 

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Okay, so I'm building a machine for a classmate [I ain't complaining, he pays p&s up front, I get $50] but its been a little while since I've been parts shopping. I've always been kinda leery of "off-brand" products. I know Asus is good, but, Does this seem safe?
He's a little "slow" and insists on a dual-core Intel, yet he wants something cheap. And I'll have a hot popsicle, please.
Anyway... he basically wants the PC for music, movies, and web surfing. So, I was thinking this processor with that mobo, a decent gpu [64 - 128 meg AGP; something cheap but reliable] and a reasonably nice sound card. Oh, and a trustworthy PSU.
Anywho. Thoughts on the mobo, and maybe a sound card suggestion? I've never actually bought one, myself....
 

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HI

I’m looking to buy a USB 2/Firewire External Hard Drive Enclosure, meaning it will be an external case with both Firewire and USB 2 port with an Oxford911 chipset (bridge based Firewire drives) that will let me plug in any hard drive of my preference.

So far this is the one I have found that has all the specifications above
http://www.centuryglobal.com/Product/product1.html?Enclosures/IC1394USB2.js
What I need is to see if you guys know any corner of the internet where some store is selling this item or similar, for a good price (I already looked on eBay)

Thanks

Alex
 

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There seem to be a few if you search Google. I found these examples:

http://www.firewiredirect.com/firewire/products/drivekit.shtml#47007

http://www.esbuy.com/enclosures.html

http://www.firewiremax.com/usbfir13come.html

http://www.cooldrives.com/firen.html

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Since I'm not too knowledgeable in the graphic card and case area, I was wondering what cards (looking for a pcie card) and case names you recommend? I don't mind paying, maybe like $130 for a card, or less. And $100 or so for the case. I don't need anything all fancy (not a gamer).

I order from newegg.com, so anything from their site would be great.
 

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Needing to pick up a laptop for work... the main criteria is a high-resolution screen (1600x1200-ish). Doesn't necessarily need to be a BIG screen, but it needs the rez. Cost is a factor as well, hoping to keep withing the CDN$1000 range... stuff like WiFi, Bluetooth, etc are nice, but not critical. Oh yeah, and does ANYONE besides IBM make a laptop anymore with something OTHER THAN those stupid horrid useless F*@[email protected] touchpads?

Not looking so much for specific recommendations (although if anyone has any to offer, it's appreciated), but what would be helpful is a site where I can check specs and reviews BASED ON the resolution. All of them I've been able to find so far let you select based on processor, RAM, drive space, size, weight... just about anything BUT resolution.
 

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I hate laptops...you can get a USB mouse for them though
 

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Well, I'm going to buy a laptop for college. I want a laptop that is at least moderatly good and can handle some form of gaming at a reasonable price. I also want a laptop that won't be exactly "obsolete" within 2 to 3 years. Right now, I've customized a laptop at HP with the following specs:

HP Pavilion dv6000t customizable Notebook PC
EZ829AV

* – FREE Upgrade to Genuine Windows XP Media Center!!
* – Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T5600 (1.83 GHz)
* – FREE Upgrade to 15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen!!
* – 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7400
* – HP Imprint Finish + Microphone
* – 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* – 100GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* – LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
* – Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network w/Bluetooth
* – No TV Tuner w/remote control
* – 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
* – Microsoft(R) Works/Money
* – HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

The laptop costs a total of $1,417.99 without tax. It this is good deal? Should I get the laptop? Suggestions guys?
 

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I'm unable to select color / sizes when I visit shopping websites ... can anyone offer any help?

A:Trouble with web shopping

Try using a different browser. Not all sites are compatible with all browsers and versions thereof.

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I notice there aren't alot of people are building their own laptops. Why? I read that you can use desktop cpu's in laptops if you build your own. Where is a good place to get laptop parts (are there barebone kits that support quad processors?)

Or, where is the best place to buy a pre-made laptop?
 

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Surfing the Web using IE7 & Goggle.
Each time I surf the web I get shopping sites.
When I am looking for some information on some idea or subject I get shopping sites. Not sure why. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Looks as though your computer is infected...Your browser has been hijacked.

Run scans for Spyware, or Ad-Aware removal.

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I'll soon be in the market for a laptop for college (will bring a desktop, so it doesn't have to be top-of-the-line). My budget is very low (preferably below $500). I might just go the eBay route and buy a P4-M -ish era computer (hopefully 512mb ram) for ~300. Anyone have any suggestions about that option or about brands to go for/stay away from? Acer, Dell, IBM, HP, Compaq, anything else? Thanks.
 

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I'm in the market for a new router that can support a small company (about 20 users). I need a DMZ for the web, ftp, and database servers, a private LAN for corporate network, and another separate LAN for the QA lab. VPN and domain hosting will also be needed. So, I'd like to get a router that can support multiple configurable LAN interfaces (at least 3?) and support 1 GHz bandwidth (all cabling throughout the office is cat6). I also need to support a wireless segment at 1GHz bandwidth as well, so I am also looking for a wireless access point as well. I currently have static IP addressing for 5 IPs but router and modem cannot support it so we have to use dsl service from old location with dynamic IP addressing (a new modem may be necessary as well). My ISP (AT&T) recommended netopia 3347 modem/wireless router, but I notice it only supports 100MHz bandwidth. Any suggestions? It looks like I need:

1) New modem
2) New router
3) New wireless access point

There's a couple switches I need to upgrade, but I can do that later.
 

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Just got thru building my new computer and would like to get something that really ROCKs for a monitor.

So far I've tried a used SGI 24" Sony tube CRT.
Which I didn't care for I think because it was a wide screen and not flat and it distorted the display.

And a AG Neovo F-419 19in LCD Monitor.
Which had issues like dead picels and backlight wash out.

I guess I'm spoiled with my 5 year old Hitachi 17" CRT that has a low dpi (.22 I think) and a excellent picture. I run it at 800 x 600 and 120 hz.

I use the computer to surf the web, try out new software, listen to music, email, shop, watch video's and look at pictures (yes I like girls and rock and roll)

I'd like something bigger but can't seem to find anything I'm happy with yet. Maybe I'm just to picky but I want something awesome to go along with my new build (Master Control)

Any Thoughts?
Thanks
Cowboy
 

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I will be having to switch to satellite for internet access in the near future. Does anyone have info, or a site for me to learn this application. Am considering Direct TV satellite, but that is because it's the only one I've been exposed to. Any input appreciated...
 

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i am shopping for a new scanner; i currently have an hp scanjet 3200 C; it's specs are 600x1200 dpi, 30bit color.

for my new scanner, i want a scanner with considerable better resolution than my old one; i am not happy with my current scanning resolution. in addition, it must work with win xp.

i was browsing on the hp website, and noticed a 2400 x 2400 dpi, 48 bit scanner for $199.

on the epson website i noticed a $49 epson 1200 x 2400 dpi 48 bit, and a $129 1600 x 3200 48 bit scanner.

both are considerably less than the hp, but i dont know how their qualtity will compare.

if anyone could let me know how a 2400 x 2400 dpi scanner compares to a 1200 x 2400 and a 1600 x 3200 scanner, and if it is a considerable difference worth the extra money, your help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
from
nicole t
[email protected]
 

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You might want to read this: http://www.scantips.com/basics08.html Go to the next page where he uses a photo he took with a fixed focal length Nikon on a tripod and couldn’t get more detail scanning over 300PPI.

A 600 X 1200 scanner is 600PPI optical – the second number is the number of stops the motor will make and is basically meaningless. Scanning photos you won’t get any better resolution than scanning at 300PPI, so you don’t really need more resolution than you have.

More expensive scanners tend to be faster and give better color and shadow detail. Resolution over 600 is good only for film and slides. Your scanner is basically point and shoot. You might want to learn to tweak them up in a photo editor after you scan them.

Any current model of scanner will work on XP.

You would probably get better color rendition and shadow detail with a newer model 48 bit scanner. And it would almost certainly be faster if you don’t buy one of those skinny ones that get their power from the USB. Those use CIS rather than CCD sensors and tend to be slower and don’t have any depth of field. You can get a nice scanner for under a hundred dollars. The Epson you saw for $49 is probably a nice scanner if you don’t want to control the scan – it will be point and shoot like your HP.

Read the “better way” section of the Scantips site I linked. If you think you want to use the histogram to get better scans don’t buy an Epson. The histogram is a lot easier to use that it initially ... Read more

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I have a Dell computer and am looking for a CD Burner (relatively inexpensive mind you) that will burn cassette tapes to CD's and IF I could find one that would also burn LP's to CD's. I have quite an old collection of albums and would love to preserve them. Can anyone help me? I do not have a CLUE as to what I should be looking for. HELP!!! Melly3110
 

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I don't have a huge budget, so I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to get a laptop PC at for the best bang for my buck. I have looked around at some places that I know of where I buy desktop PCs (or, well, the parts to build them) but I wasn't sure if they offered the same relatively low prices and good quality on laptops.

It would be great if someone could point me in the right direction.
 

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Hi, I'm in the market for a laptop, and I was wondering where good places for cheap laptops are. The specs I am hoping to get are:

Pentium 1.4 GHz
256 mb RAM
32 meg video card
40 gig HD
DVD drive
Ethernet port
USB
Windows 98SE-compatible hardware (I loathe XP)

any good places to search/ models to search for would be appreciated.
 

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Well, I'd rethink the W98 aspects, and I'm sure no new notebook will come with that option. If you look around, you'll find the Averatec models are pretty cheap right now, and they're decent machines. I have one of those, and I just saw BestBuy selling one for $749 after rebate.
 

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I was looking to buy a knew monitor for my computer and i wanted to know if anyone could tell me who they thought made good monitors or if they knew of any good deals for around $350? Thanks in advance!
 

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Please can anyone help, seem to have a big problem with Cool Web Search and no anti virus programmes can get rid of it .. I have also come across a programme Shopping Wizard which I cannot get rid of .. im not sure if these two items are connected.Will paste my hijack this log below to see if anyone can shed any light .. i got a feeling most of the R1 files need to go, but do not have enough knowledge to just start deleting them.Thanks in advance for any help you can giveLogfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 22:22:59, on 05/02/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sdkff32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exeC:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\BTBROA~2\SMARTB~1\BTHelpNotifier.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32�... Read more

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You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteDownload the attached zip file and unzip it to your desktop.http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/DelDomains.infRight-click on the deldomains.inf file and select 'Install'Download cwshredder 2.12 from here:http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWShredder.exeRun the file after it is downloaded and click on the fix button. Let it do its thing and when its done, even if it crashes.When its done run hijackthis again post a new log

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I am beginning to shop to replace my HP Pavilion 4440 pc, purchased in '98. I have been very satisfied with my HP, and strongly leaning on getting another one. Office Depot and Best Buy carrys an eMachine that is considerably less expensive. Anyone have good service from an eMachine? Also the Compaq is a little less than the HP. I have had friends that had terrible service from their Compaq in the past. But I understand HP has bought Compaq. Oh, what do I use my computer for? .... No big games, I do alot of word processing, have some music (200 songs), download digital pictures, Internet. I currently have a 20 GB HD with 12.8 GB free (that tells you alot). I'm wondering also what type of processor should I be looking at? I'm just looking to anyone here for a little input or personal recommendations.

Thanks in advance!
Josie
 

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How do I create shopping carts in ASP and Access Databases? I have knowledge of these both, and i'd like to beable to create my own shopping cart which can then be linked to WorldPay (our online credit card processor).

Is there any decent URL or books that take you through this step-by-step?

Thanks for your help,

Spu
 

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I would go with SQL Server as opposed to Access....SQL is far more scalable. Here is a sample shopping cart and there are tons more on the ASP resources sites. Here's one:

http://www.asp101.com/samples/viewasp.asp?file=shopping.asp
 

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Hi: I am currently shopping for a new PC desktop computer for home use. I cannot decide whether I should buy a Dell desktop or an HP, and whether or not to purchase it with Windows 7 or 8 operating system. Also, what do I need to know about the processors for a new PC desktop. Do I need to be knowledgeable about processors, speed, memory, etc? What are all the particulars you need to look for when purchasing a brand new desktop computer today, with a new monitor, keyboard, speakers, etc.
Thank you so much for your assistance and advice with this matter. BTW, there willl be only 1 adult and 1 10th grader using this computer, and we do not use it for gaming. It will be used exclusively for processing documents, social networking, research, educational purposes, and photography with PhotoShop for beginners. Also, my teenager will be using YouTube constantly, for makiing and viewing videos. She is very interested in photography so I need a computer that has great picture quality and is good for video streaming.

Thanks Again,

archermom51
 

A:Shopping for New PC Desktop

Personally, I would only buy a new desktop computer with a
1— Supports more than 4 GB RAM (memory)
this means a 64-bit Operating System won't be limited to 4 GB RAM and choke
2— 64-bit Operating System (for future proofing)
3— an i5 3rd Gen or i7 3rd Gen CPU.
(i3 would work if you weren't editing graphics).

If you find a model, post it here and someone may advise you
 

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I have tried everything to get rid of this spyware/trojan/whatever it is called shopping wizard. Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:27:33 PM, on 5/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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Looks like I got it fixed!!! =D Thx anyway!!

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Will be selecting computer with WIN 7 for friend. Could someone tell me which is better i3-2120 or G620 processor. Maybe short explanation of diferences.

Thank you
these are the 2 computers being compared
http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-H420-FU-Desktop-PC/product_389455
http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-H420-HU-Desktop-PC/product_389456
 

A:CPU comparison shopping

i find this a useful site for cpu comparison

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

and here
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

for those two
the higher the 1st number the better
the lower the 2nd number the better

Code:

Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz 4145 148
Intel Pentium G620 @ 2.60GHz 2453 324

so the i3 is better

thats what i use if thats all the difference

the links do not work, asking for zip code
 

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I'm currently using an Epson Perfection 1200 Photo scanner which I purchased new two or three years ago. It has an add-on 35mm slide adapter. I know that many newer models come with the built-in slide adapters.

What I would like to know is if current, comparably priced ($200-$300) scanners yield noticeably better results than my Epson. Has scanner technology advanced very much in the past couple of years?

I'm particularly interested in scanning slides, but I scan photos and other documents as well. Much of what I do is for genealogical projects. Overall I've been satisfied with my Epson, but I wouldn't mind spending the money for a new scanner if it would really be that much better. (My cousin told me I ought to buy a professional scanner, but the prices are far beyond my willingness to pay.)

I would appreciate hearing from anyone sufficiently knowledgeable about scanners to give me some sound advice. One model I've been considering is the Epson Pefection 3170P. I've also looked at HP and Canon scanners.
Here are a few features and specs for the Epson Perfection 1200 Photo:

True optical resolution of 1200 dpi

Hardware resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi

Maximum resolution of 9600 x 9600 dpi with interpolation

36-bit color depth for capturing images with over 68 billion colors

EPSON TWAIN for high speed scanning and accurate optical character recognition

Start button for one-touch scanning

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Not sure if this is the right forum to put this in. SOrry mods if it is not.
I am in the hunt for a laptop, but am unsure of the one for me. Perhaps you could help? I am looking for a medium price (i.e. under $1500 USD) laptop that can run WIndows XP, internet, and play games (such as Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, Jedi Knight, etc etc) and play movies well with no stuttering.

Anyone have a recomendation? I am OK with desktop technology, but notebook is greek to me.

Warmest regards,

Odysseus.
 

A:Need some help - shopping for a laptop

You're right Odysseus, wrong forum!

In any event, go for the best notebook that you can within your budget. For intensive progs such as games etc stay away from Centrino and Celeron processors, they won't be grunty enough. Suggest that you look at something like an HP/Compaq nx9105 (AMD 3000+) (punch "DU352T#ABU" into Google) or nx9110 (Intel P4 3.0Ghz) ("DU435ET#ABU").

Both of these appear to fall roughly within your budget and both have pukka processors.

Happy hunting.
 

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Ok, so I just set up a merchant account, now I need the shopping cart thing.
I have no experience doing this sort of thing, and I could use a little help getting it going.

basically I need to know:

where do I go to get a shopping cart (free would be preferable, since I already paid for the account...), and how do I integrate it into my website?

Is there somewhere I can go to just get the code so I can "copy and paste" into an html form? what language would it use? Java, php, html, etc.
 

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Abdhul said:

Ok, so I just set up a merchant account, now I need the shopping cart thing.
I have no experience doing this sort of thing, and I could use a little help getting it going.

basically I need to know:

where do I go to get a shopping cart (free would be preferable, since I already paid for the account...), and how do I integrate it into my website?

Is there somewhere I can go to just get the code so I can "copy and paste" into an html form? what language would it use? Java, php, html, etc.Click to expand...

How about this? http://www.online-store.co.uk/
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have a problem. My computer will not let me order things over the internet. I am trying to order a few Christmas presents and when I put things into my shopping cart it always shows my cart as being empty. So I tried going to the checkout and it also shows my cart as being empty. I deleted all the cookies with no luck. Please help, I am running out of time LOL. Happy Holidays to each and every one of you.

Danboy
 

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Hey everyone,

I'm not having any technical difficulties or anything
but I would like some technical knowledge on picking
out a great webcam and I mean GREAT... if not excellent.

What specs should I look for?

Any recommendations?

Pricing?

Thanks in advance.
 

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hey guys, i dont know if you remember me from several months ago, but ive pieced together my system and wanted to run it by everyone and make sure im not making any mistakes, or if anyone has any tips/suggestions.


AMD socket 939 Athlon64 3000+ (Venice) retail

ASUS A8V Deluxe retail

ASUS geforce 6600 (agp 4x/8x) retail

Crucial 512MB PC3200 (DDR400) non-ecc

Lite-on dual layer dvd burner SOHW-1693S retail

Seagate barracuda SATA150 80gig OR IDE ultraATA100 80gig. OEM

Antec Solution SLK2650-BQE or Antec Solution SLK3700-BQE (slightly bigger)
w/ antec 350W power supply

ViewSonic VX715 17" LCD flatpanel with DVI input




I'm on a pretty tight budget and i've pretty much hit the ceiling with this setup. I picked the A8V deluxe because it has built-in firewire (i have an external firewire HD for storage) and is apparently a really tried-and-true board and should serve my purposes. The ASUS boards above this one (A8V-E, A8V-E deluxe) have reports of the chipset fan becoming a problem.

The hard drives however, im not sure if i should go IDE or SATA. People on newegg.com said that SATA is tricky to setup with this board, that the drives require drivers to be loaded via floppy. This is my first build, and I really would like it to be a successful and painless one. Anyways, I figure I can buy a SATA later on.

Lastly, do I need to buy a floppy drive? Is it necessary to flash the BIOS or whatever? (this is another thing ive never done ... Read more

A:my shopping list....=)

get a VNF4Ultra..
 

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I'm looking to purchase a laptop that is not that expensive, but performs really good
I'm not a gamer
I just basically want a laptop for surfing the net, checking email...etc
Also, not too big in size
Advice on any brand(s) will be helpful
Thanks
 

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cheap with decent specs try acer!
 

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Still using my HP Deskjet 722C printer I bought back in 1999. Works good, but it is getting harder to find ink cartridges. And when I do, they cost a lot more then back in the late 90s. So I am looking at new printers.

I just want a printer only that prints good quality and an ink supply that will last. Could someone recommend a good printer that you think is excellent in print quality that you feel is worth buying. I would prefer inkjet rather then laser.

Also, printers that you would not own yourself nor recommend to others as well. Comments Please.
 

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I cant delete this from Add Remove program files.. I saw someone else had this problem and i tried that mehod but it didnt work.

I am running Windows Xp.
here is my hijack log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:36:29 PM, on 8/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\EXSHOW95.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\EXSHOW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\crqy32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atlwe32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Downloads\hijackthis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\yuiyv.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\yuiyv.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\yuiyv.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\yuiyv.dll/sp.html#... Read more

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Hello and thanks for stopping in this thread to help!

I haven't built a PC in awhile and just need some direction.

I am buying this CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

And Just need some Mobo ideas to get the most out of it. Also what type of Ram is going to pair well with this?

I plan on Running Windows 7 64bit. With Approx 8GB of memory. I do alot of multitasking while gaming!

I have newegg giftcards to use so that limits me to what is available on the site. I guess I dont need specific links, just some things to look for in pairing this hardware. I dont think ill need to OC but down the road i'd like to experiment.

Thanks again for helping me get back into the swing of things!!
 

A:New Mobo Shopping help plz

I think the best motherboard would be a AMD 890 GX or FX motherboard.

DDR3 1333 MHz PC3-10666

or

DDR3 1600 MHz PC3-12800

Preferably with low timmings.
 

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I have a Netgear 614 that drops out at least once a week. Researching a

replacement has been a daunting task. I want a wireless G router for under a

C note that is stable, has a STRONG signal and is easy to install. I'm using Airlink

cards that I don't want to replace. Any recommendations will be much

appreciated.
 

A:Router shopping

Linkysys Wireless G with two antenna work well, and are found at www.ecost.com for $50. You can also save a lot of money by not getting the linksys with Speedboost, which is about $50 of wasted money.
We like the new Netgear white unit without a visible antenna for $79. We have found nothing better or more trouble free. The newer Netgears are quite an improvement over their older stuff.
Avoid Belkin, Best, and Speedstream. Most others are pretty good.
 

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How can i use comodo secure shopping with comodo firewall @CS settings?
 

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I am going to build myself a new PC here pretty quick. It's going to be mainly used for gaming. I have searched around the net myself and came up with a list of parts, prices, and places to get them. I guess I am asking for you guys to look it over and see if you think a certain part is overkill, going to bottleneck the system, cheaper somewhere else ect...


Code:

-BFG Tech GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $699.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143107

-Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum - $155.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202601382

-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $549.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115027

-EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - $219.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=204247380

-CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) -$93.49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145590

-Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU ATX12V / EPS12V 1200W Power Supply - $347.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=371383
Total: $2,168

Cooling:

-ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail - $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118003

-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM - $5.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

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A:Computer Shopping...

You must have some serious money to buy a 8800 Ultra
 

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howdy mates,
my ancient gateway laptop is dying, i think its cancer of the hard drive thats metastasized EVERYWHERE. so i'm beginning my search for a new laptop before the old junk box is unusable.
i'm actually not hugely particular, my current desktop will be able to handle anything i need once i upgrade my vid card so all i really use it for is documents, internet, mp3 storage, and occasional dvd watching. essentially i use it when i travel and the most advanced game i'd play on it is planescape: torment.
basic specs i'm looking for

high as possible battery life (3+ hours doing light surfing and document editing would be the ideal minimum)
high reliability
integral wifi
XP compatible, i've got a copy somewhere and i DON'T want vista yet
fairly rugged
80+ gig hard drive
1 gig of ram
not ridiculously expensive
dvd drive
moderate or light weight
a 17' screen that can display 1280x1024x32 would be nice, but i'd settle for 15' 1024x768x32
if possible i'd like something with a particularly nice keyboard, but thats not a deal breaker
 

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You could look at the Alienware laptops. You can actually get XP still on those so that would be a good choice. Sony Vaios are also some good laptops. Dell has some decent ones also. I don't have a clue what your budget is so these will give you alot of choices. I personally really like the alienware ones. Never used one but they have some good specs and that is one I plan on looking at more closely when I get a laptop.
 

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I didn't know how to contact Jennifer at HP shopping except to call the unlisted 888 number.  Support won't let me email.  The Office 2013 got a dll error and I did an online fix which uninstalled Office then by default tried to intall a 32 bit Office into my 64 bit Windows 10 and fizzled.  Without a product key, I could not reinstall Office 2013.  After I talked to you Jennifer about finding a product key for the Office 2013 that came installed with my laptop without a postcard listing the key, I contacted Microsoft.  They logged into my computer remotely and found the ID key embedded in the computer.  Next they had to install Advanced Uninstall Pro to uninstall the temp Office 365 - 30 day program I had installed.  Next they installed Office 2013 and it works with no errors.  I have a reinstall button for Office 2013 in my Microsoft account now - so it works.  I guess I will do the same for my desktop which also came with no product key for the Office 2013 installed.Geoh

A:To Jennifer at HP shopping

@geoh

  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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