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

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!

Preferred Solution: 32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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Hi all experts out thereSo I own an HP 14 r015tx geared up with a Dual-Core Intel i5-4210U with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L dual-channeled memory, an NVIDIA GeForce 820M with 2GB of VRAM on 362.00 WHQL Driver and 4GB of shared VRAM, running on Windows 10 64-bit.On NVIDIA's DirectX 12 compatibility list, my 820M is listed with 12 API. But my dxdiag shows 11.3 and my NVIDIA Control Panel shows 12.0 runtime and 11_0 feature level.I read somewhere that Fermi architecture's DX12 driver is not yet available.First question: Is it really not available, or something else?Second question: Supposing my card's DX12 is not yet available (since I'm planning to play Quantum Break), can I make a Virtual Machine running Windows 10 with DirectX 12 implemented inside? (I mean having a virtual GPU which supports DirectX 12, like GTX series for example)Third question: When I install the NVIDIA driver using the one HP provided (ver. 353.86), the NVIDIA Control Panel shows Direct3D API 12.0 and 2GB of shared VRAM. When I install drivers from the GeForce experience and from NVIDIA's website (ver. 364.96), it shows Direct3D 11.2 and 4GB of shared VRAM. Can someone explain the differences and what is happening? (NB: HP's packed in 600MBs and NVIDIA's packed in 300MB download sizes)If there are differences, can someone provide me with the 364.96 one that is released by HP (not by NVIDIA) ?Sorry for the long question, thank you very much

A:All about DirectX 12 questions

Hi @phillmont22900, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I read that your HP 14-r015tx Notebook and issue with DirectX 12 download. I was looking at our Windows 10 machine and it shows me that the DirectX 12 was built into the system on the Windows 10 install.  You might want to look at this link I found on Uninstalling the CCC.  Then try to use this tool to automatically select a correct CCC version for you and Windows 10. Please let me know how it goes.To show appreciation for my efforts kindly click the Thumbs Up below. Thanks.

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Hi. I searched the forums and read some posts about DX 9.0. Now, I'm a little concerned after reading some about DX9 problems.

1. How can I find what version of DX I currently have?

2. **(EDIT)** 2nd question answered **(END EDIT)**

Thanks for any help

A:Two DirectX Questions

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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 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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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?


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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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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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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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Okay, I have a windows XP Dell Dimensions DIM2400 Home Edition. Version 2002, Service Pack 2

Question 1. How do I find out if I am the Administrator? Would I be able to find it on my comptuer and if I am the admin. but forgot under what name I used, how can locate it?

Question 2. When I received my computer a few years ago, it came with Music match for windows media and Music Match Jukebox. Do I need those or can I delete them from the add/remove programs?

Question 3. On the local disk, there is a folder called 1386. There are a bunch of files and what not in there and some of these files are compressed files. Can I delete these compressed files? I am low on disk space and it keeps telling me to free space on the drive by deleting old or unnecssary files, click here. I click it and it brings up my disk cleanup. I've run it several times, but it hasn't made a difference.
The compressed files start with a bunch of numbers like 3EC317800etc etc. with a date modified in Nov. 2004. All of these compressed files are dated in Nov. 2004.

A:I Have Some Questions

Hi Omato3,1. I'm working in Vista Home Premium now, but for the user account info, I think this should work on XP, as well.Go into your Control Panel, double-click on User Accounts, go to Manage another account. In Vista, it then lists all user accounts, including their types.2. You should be able to uninstall those programs without any ill effects. My recollection is that I uninstalled them when I first got XP a number of years ago. I'd suggest that if you're asked during the process if you want to remove any shared files that you say no. In other words, elect to keep any shared files.Hope this helps. ETA: Oops. You added question 3 while I was writing this post. Sorry, but I can't help you with that one.

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Ok Before I buy my GPU I had a couple of questions...

I am thinking I will be using my Vizio 22" LCD FHDTV as my Monitor. It is basically a TV model (VO22L 10A LCD FHDTV)

I am seriously thinking about a nVidia gtx260 model card. I want to use the HDMI on the TV so what things do I need to do this?

My TV's user manual shows "computer support at 640x480/800x600/1024x768/1360x768/1920x1080 via VGA/HDMI" And how does sound work on these new cards? I know sound is not supported in DVI so with a DVI to HDMI connector I would still need sound some way or another.

My TV does have 1xSPDIF Output so I can not input SPDIF from video or sound card right?

so things I know I need:
1) DVI-HDMI Adapter

So if someone could let me know what I need to have to use this set up i appreciate it. i will probably start ordering later tonight.

A:GPU Questions

First of all let me instruct you a bit on output formats and their uses.

DVI: full resolution digital output
HDMI: same resolution digital output as DVI... BUT it has an audio channel innit!

SOOOO... what you have to remember is, HDMI-in on your monitor is really only usefull if you want to hook up a 3rd gen console (xbox360, PS3) or blueray/hddvd player.

You should ALWAYS hook your monitor up to your COMPUTER using DVI.
Built-in speakers on HDMI monitors are CRAP and have POOR audio quality so you should always use a stand-alone speaker set that you hook up directly to your computer.

I hope this helps.

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Hi, I'm new here and not very knowledgable about the finer aspects of PC's and I didn't want to make 2 topics about this.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my Toshiba Satellite L500, which came preloaded and with no OS disk that I know of. I have my sticker still intact on bottom of laptop and I want to know how to make or get, without buying, a disc that I can use to format my PC.

Also, I have Malwarebytes Anti Malware with the protection module on and it keeps blocking wininit.exe and winlogon.exe from accessing external IP addresses. Is it normal for these processes to access external IP's?


A:A few questions

Hi miaowable,
Brink (an admin on this site) made a tutorial for such a problem.

System Repair Disc - Create

Hope it helps.

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so its been a *real* long time since I played with computers.. Hello again.

the old beast just isn't cutting it anymore..

I'm trying to cut some corners on a new box and I'm thinking I'd like to keep this video card. Its served me well since 2000. Its a 32 meg model I think. I'd like to keep the TV function of this card and the new ones are pretty steep

Any pitfalls with compatibility with new hardware/software? I'm thinking of an Asus something with an Intel P4 2.something mhz..., XP Pro (I can get it at a good price through work) I am not much of a gamer anymore but I'd like to play with some of the newer games a bit, other wise I'm looking for a machine that can keep up comfortably with all thats current.. DVD, multimedia, and being to keep up with large image files, stuff like that.

A:ATI All-In-Wonder 128 questions

Is it a 2x,4x, or 8x ?
Perhaps it's a good idea to check that the AGP slot on the motherboard is compatible with you videocard.Some boards, especially the newer ones, are not backwards compatible because of voltages.
So for example, if your card is an 4x, and the board is 8x maybe they are not compatible(check to make sure).

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Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on my Sony VAIO F series laptop and would like to ask you some questions:

1. I have an application calleds Intel rapid storage technology installed and running in the background but I don't know if it does anything else except eating my system resources. What is it for, what does it do?

2. I would like to use Windows 7's outbound firewall protection too but don't know how to set it. Is there a simple way to do it? Or am I safe enought with the default setting (only inbound protection enabled)?

3. I don't like the new search tool in Windows 7, I'm used to the one from XP. Is there any good search program that you recommend? I've only heard for the one called "Everything" - is it good?

4. My Recycle Bin size is set by default, the volume C:\ has about 6 GB reserved for the Recycle Bin and local disk D:\ has about 20 GB reserved. What does that mean rally? Example: if I delete a file (or files) from my C:\ disk which exceed 6 GB, will they be saved to the recycle been or will they be permanently deleted? Should I set a higher number (more space) for my C:\ disk in the Recycle Bin?

5. And now some Windows Explorer questions:

5a. Is there a simple way to enable access to all the folders? In XP I could access all the folders I wanted (except for the System Volume Information folder), now I can't access some folders. So, is there a simple way to change that?

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A:Several questions

Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on my Sony VAIO F series laptop and would like to ask you some questions:

1. I have an application calleds Intel rapid storage technology installed and running in the background but I don't know if it does anything else except eating my system resources. What is it for, what does it do?

If you don't need it you can just uninstall it. Information ; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...?DwnldID=18859

2. I would like to use Windows 7's outbound firewall protection too but don't know how to set it. Is there a simple way to do it? Or am I safe enought with the default setting (only inbound protection enabled)?

The default settings are adequate, especially if you are behind a router firewall. Setting up the Firewall for outbound connections;

Click Start, type wf.msc into the Search box,hit <Enter> = Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Click Action > Properties and you'll be brought to a screen from which you can enable outbound filtering. You need to know the technical ins and outs in order to be able to set this up properly. If you are not sure, then leave it alone.

You can use an application like this to help you control the windows firewall; http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html
3. I don't like the new search tool in Windows 7, I'm used to the one from XP. Is there any good search program that you recommend? I've only heard for the one called "Everything" - is it good?

Yes, it is very good... Read more

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I may become your most hated member in the next few days, but please bear with me, as the problems just never end. I knew the answer to this one the first time it happened but i cannot recall now. I open a txt file and edit it, then when i try to save it i can't. It offers to save it to the same location but as a different file. And if i try to just save it with the same name it won't overwrite the original. I just want to "save" and have it save the edit and close.

A:Sorry, more questions

It is probably set up as read only
Read-only File and Folder Attribute

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im thinking about getting new processor and vid card.

#1 does the FSB on the processor have to be equal to or less then the amount the chipset has.

#2 For video cards, does ur current processor and power supply affect wether it will work on my pc? wat does?

A:few ez questions

post kinda got buried....

btw i found out i have 4xagp, would any 4xagp card work?

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i have ATI all-in-wonder radeon 7500 and i forget what drivers to download in order to capture video using Ulead. I had it set up before but I reformatted the HD. I need help to find what drivers i need to capture the video for editing. Thanx for reading...

A:ATI questions

Ati Driver

Just go to the ATI website and download :grinthumb the driver from there...

''Hope this helps''


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This is computer related. Bear with me. I am DVD dumb.

I am very new to DVD's but fed up with my VCR's eating tapes. Can I get a DVD recorder for my TV and play those DVD's on my computer also? Can I play prerecorded movies on my computer? I am debating on getting one. I don't want just a DVD player as I don't watch prerecorded movies as much as I watch recorded shows. I want to record the shows I am not able to watch when they are on. It would be nice to play them on the computer besides.

I would be getting the erasable DVD type.
Anything else I need to know that is not too technical?

A:DVD questions

Yes to the first question but with some caveats. Format and the like. Definitly yes on the second question. Check this site out for an education on DVD recorders.


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1. what causes NTDLR error and how can i prevent NTDLR error from happening to me on a windows xp pro SP2 computer

2. i have a secondary hdd. when i formatted it it also installed another copy of windows on there. Can i delete them and still make my secondary HDD work and NOT lose the information on there?

if you vcan answer any questions on here please post away. Thanks for your time.

A:2 questions

Hi read this article for info on NTLDR


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I am running windows xp home, i was going through and uinstalling unused programs and was wondering what a few programs were that i didn't recognize.

Browser Address Error Redirector

My Websearch(cursor mania)

Then I was wondering if it is okay to uninstall the following:

Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006-----this came with the computer, I haven't ever used it but I'm sure it is like all the other microsoft programs that came with the computer, a trial version. can i uninstall this, it is taking up 133 MB of room
Microsoft Works----Another program that came with the computer as a trial but I never use. 266 MB

SBC Yahoo Applications----I used to be with AT&T, when they sent me the CD with their program on it which I installed. I am pretty sure that this is some trash left over but want to make sure it isn't part of something bigger, 35.99 MB

Then in my temp file, there is one file that will not delete and I have tried multiple programs that promise to be able to deliver, i've tried everything. All I want to know if it is a harmful file. BCG2.TMP

While I am here, I know that this is not the right forum but I don't want to leave a lot of threads open, when AVG quarantines infected files, do i need to remove them?

A:Just Some Questions

AVG quarantines stuff so that it won't hurt your system. If you're sure that you don't need them, then feel free to delete them.It depends upon who installed the Browser Address Error Redirector - and if the Windows one is still in place. It's a handy tool to have when you reach an error on a web page.IMO it's safe to uninstall all the rest.As for the BCG2.TMP file, submit it to this site for analysis: http://virusscan.jotti.org/ and see what it says. There's other ways to get rid of it - but depending on it's size (let us know that also) it may be easier to just leave it there (if it's harmless).

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I love ObjectDock and I love the taskbar too. I made the taskbar autohide but..
When I maximize any programs it will occupy full screen, can I maximize a program but it will not occupy full screen? What I mean is.. it will maximize AS IF the taskbar is not hidden.

Very annoying when I try to click on the minimize, maximize, close etc.. as the autohide will appear when I move over my mouse. Or maybe I can set the delay for the taskbar to appear?

Sorry for my bad english. Thanks in advance.

A:Some questions

MaxMax will do what you want;


You might also like to try this;

Download Taskbar Activate 2.4 Free - Manages activation and deactivation of the Windows taskbar - Softpedia

Author; The Taskbar Activate page

And you might like this as well;

WinSplit Revolution

Regards....Mike Connor

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1/ i have a p4 northwood 2.8 ghz which used to be on an ECS mobo with a via p4x400 chipset; the rams i had were pc2700 ddr; i recently upgraded to a better mobo asus p4p800 se which can take pc2700 as well as pc3200 ddr; so i bought 2 512mb sticks of kingston dual channel pc3200 ddr, but cpu-z shows that the memory is still running at 166.6 mhz frequency instead of 200 mhz, FSBRAM ratio is 4:5; doesnt the bios auto detects and adjusts accordingly? i went to the bios but the option to change the frequency from 533 to 800 mhz is grayed out; am i missing something?

2/ i saw an ad today at fry's selling 1 gig of pc3200 dual channel kingston at $120 and 1 gig of pc2700 kingston at $145; shouldnt one expect the faster ram would be more expensive than slow ram?

A:2 questions about ram

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I have a micro-star international motherboard (MS-6533) with a SIS650 chipset, 2.6 Celeron.

What is the largest cpu I can use on this motherboard? The manual says 2.0 and up, but does not give a max that I could see.

Also, I was going to add another fan. My computer sits in a cabinet made for the computer and all its components. Every so often I get a temp warning. The bio's is set for 65C warning temp. It does not happen that often and I think it happens only because I have heated floors and on really cold days the floors get a little warmer. The computer sits in only one place in the cabinet and the front is always open. The back is against the wall, maybe 3" away. Sits 2" off the floor.

My question is: Should I put in a intake or another exhaust? Should I hook it up right to the motherboard or directly to the 12V power supply? Does it need to be hooked up to the motherboard to monitor and speed adjust?

Right now it has only a cpu heatsink and overtop fan and an exhaust fan off the power supply.

A:CPU and Fan questions

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I know this might be a dumb questions. Its about dual channel ram. My motherboard has 3 ram slots and 2 or dual channel. I built it and only put in one stick of ddr 400 512mb. I'm thinking about upgrading and i don't think u can do it but i want someone to confirm it. If i just buy another stick of the same ram will it run dual channel? I figure it won't but i wanted to know for sure. My second questions is if I buy 2x256 dual channel and put it in with the 512 i already have will it work and will it be faster than just 2 sticks of regular old 512.

A:Ram Questions

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OS: Windows Vista Home premium
File path and name: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-gadgets-calendar_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_0bed92cd0771dcd6
Contains : .png files (An Open, Extensible Image Format with Lossless Compression)
These .png files are modifiable using paint and I want to make some color modifications.
Q1 Are these files copyrighted? i.e. can I change them for my personal use?
Q2 How do I access the file and folder permissions of the above files and directory folders so that I, as the sole user with administrative rights, can replace some of the .png files with files of the same name but that have the graphics (color) changed?
I have been able to modify the files but have not been able to replace them in the x86_microsoft-windows-gadgets-calendar_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_0bed92cd0771dcd6 folder due to permission restrictions. How do I do that? Is there a step by step guide availabble in or outside Microsoft?
PS I really dislike the orange color!
<OThanks Rela</O>

A:A few questions

Please dont hijack other peoples threads

Post moved to new thread.

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hello, i have 2 questions

1. i want see the control panel in classic form..what do i do? (no option for that seems to be any more!

2. when i try see a photo, i cant any more. I can explore it but no view...What should i do about?


A:2 xp questions!

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the mobo im getting has 4x 184pin ddr ports, and the standard is ddr 400 (pc 3200) and it supports dual channel. im wondering exactly how dual channel works. and im wondering if i can buy 1 stick of 1 gig and itll work, and then later on get another exact same stick of 1 gig and itll work no probs? and whats the diff between ddr 400 and say, ddr 600? and if the standard for the mobo is ddr 400 can i use ddr 600? sorry if im asking stupid questions, im just wondering. knowledge is power you know

A:ram questions

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I had to reformat my HD and decided to try creating two partitions on the C drive: one for the OS (Win XP Home SP2) and one for programs.

So far so good.

1. Everytime I install a progarm components are installed on the C drive anyway. Mainly stuff that is pinned to the start menu. Does this have to be this way? Can I change it so that the Start menu reads from the same drive I install my programs into?

2. If not, can I repartition the drive to enlarge the partition that the OS is on without causing any problems? When I created the partitions I guess I made the OS partition too small. If I use Partition Magic can I resize the two partitions and not cause any complications?

3. Are there settings that can be changes to change where files are automatically saved? For example the favorites folder. Do they have to save on the C drive? Is it bad to change the dirve if it is possible?

I know, many questions. Just trying to learn. I appreciate any help and input. Thank you ahead of time.

A:a few XP Questions

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Hi everyone...
I have some questions about Ram.
A system can crash due RAM overheating?
what's a better heatspreader for Ram? copper or alluminium?

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Where to find javascript to enable it as it appears missing in internet security-custom settings?
I also seem to be missing Codec for windows media so can not play movies on it.
Grateful for your help.

A:New to XP2 questions

To turn on Java and JavaScript in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
3. Click the zone that you are using (for example, click Local Intranet), and then click Custom Level.
4. Locate Java permissions, and then click one of the following options:
High Safety
Medium Safety
Low Safety
5. Locate Active scripting, and then click to select the Enable check box.

Find A Codec For Windows Media Player 9

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First of all, is a 2.2 Athlon 3500 better than an Intel Celeron 2.8?
And second, the AMD athlon im looking at is 64-bit, does that mean I have to get 64-bit WinXP?

A:Two questions..

1. Yes, the Athlon 3500+ at 2.2ghz is better than the celeron...
2. No, you could get 64bit Win XP, but at the moment it is hard to find drivers for win xp 64bit. the normal 32bit windows xp works perfectly on 64bit systems... it is personal choice. they will both work on a 64bit system..

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say i press control+alt+delete, and want to close some of the programs/processes i have running... how do i know which ones are ok to close and which ones the computer needs to run?

and a less important question:

i mainly use my computer to use photoshop, and i listen to music on winamp while i use photoshop. lately, after a few minutes of play, winamp starts getting really crackly sounding. i close it and restart it and then its fine for another few minutes. any ideas what could be going wrong?

A:2 questions

Answer to first question is what OS are you running, and what do u have loaded on ur computer...run HJT and post it in here and let us see what runs and then we can tell u or not what processes can and cannot be terminated.

To your 2nd question....could be the song itself, or maybe something else is playing with sound, don't know unless u can tell us what u are doing at the time...well to me that is, there is a number of things.


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I have a problem with two things, one is pretaining to games, and one is pretaining to AIM/MSN Messenger.
I play a game called graal, and it has a client. When people send me personl messages I can open the message and they usually have a website of some sort. I can get to the point where it say Open or Cancel, but if I press open, it won't pop up. I have turned Pop-Off blocker off several times.
Same goes with AIM, I can't access even using the CTRL click.


A:Two Questions

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Sony laptop, Win7, HPrem, 32bit, 250GB HDD (according to specs)

Computer states 194GB free of avail 223GB. Is this the norm ? After custom install, I have no factory bloatware, no documents, have only added Chrome, CC Cleaner, Real Player, Adobe Flash, Reader. Is something hiding on my HDD ? Win 7 should only take about 16GB, right ?

- Also, during first custom install I deleted Vista. Can it be recovered ? The second time I did custom install, Win 7 upgrade did not recognize previous Windows and I had to call Microsoft for activiation key. Would like to avoid calling in the future.

In summary, how do you evaluate what is on your HDD other than the listed programs under Windows, etc.

A:Two HDD Questions

Post a snapshot of Disk Management using the Snipping Tool:

To open Disk Management, click Start, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Expand so all partitions are shown.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

UPLOAD IMAGE - How to upload into your thread, Windows Made Easy

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Sr. Citizen now, and frankly not at all sharp with this stuff.
Would be most appreciative for any help.

Is it possible to have my PC receive FAX's, as it would regular e-mail ?

Or, do I have to purchase one of those FAX modems I read about, and utilize
our phone line ?

Obviously, I would like the first option to receive like a regular e-mail.
Is this possible ? Send as well as Receive possible ?

The e-mails, either receiving or sending would be very few and far between.
One or two per month probably.

If doable, detailed how-to would be very appreciated.

Also, is there a free, or very inexpensive, FAX program that I should use to do this ?

Much thanks,

A:FAX Questions, Please

I use Essential Fax software ($30.00) but there are cheaper ones. I have a internal fax modem. They run from $10 to $20. An external modem will be about $30.
Windows has fax software for free. I just didn't like it.
Another choice is on the net you can sign up for a fax service that they will deliver to your mail box. Not sure about the cost for that.

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1. Can a bad stick of ram by itself fry a motherboard ?
2. Can a bad stick of ram fry a powersupply?

A:2 questions

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I'm slowly beginning to understand the internal construction of computers, but I have a few questions about RAM. I'm on a Toshiba Satellite A75.

1) According to Crucial.com, my laptop can handle 1536MB of RAM. I have 1024MB in there right now. Is there such a thing as a 1.5 GB stick that I can upgrade to? I'd need a "200-pin SODIMM DDR PC2700" module.

2) Although my laptop has 1024MB of RAM currently installed, my computer only reports the usage of 896MB. I suppose that has something to do with shared video memory? I haven't quite figured that out yet. Any particular reason why I'm not harnessing all of the power available to me?

3) In general, which computer supports the most amount of RAM? From what I understand, Windows XP maxes out at 4 GB, so I would imagine that 4 GB is the max. I've yet to find a system with that capability, but I'd be eager to upgrade. As highly avid gamer and graphics designer, I could use all the RAM I can get.

Price estimates for RAM upgrades/speed-demon computers would be excellent as well. Thanks, guys.

A:A few RAM questions.

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I have a 300 watt (indicated by the label) PSU made by HIPRO.

I'm slightly confused, though. Evidently, this PSU has more amps on the 12v rail than most 350-400 watt PSUs. The label reads:

Click to expand...

Could it maybe be more than 300 watts? The only 300 watt PSUs I have ever seen have only 12A or 13A on the 12volt rail. Also, would this be ample to run a 6600GT? Currently running:

3.0 Ghz P4 Prescott w/2MB L2 Cache
1 250gig Maxtor Harddrive
2 USB Devices
1 CPU Fan and 1 Case Fan
(2x512) PC3200 DDR-SDRAM
NO Floppy Drive
1 CD-Rom Drive
1 CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive

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Softmodding? Is it illegal? I was wondering if I could softmod my 9800se that I may get (128bit). Is there any chance it may damaged and/or void warranty? Can you replace the drivers if something were to happen? What program is best to do it in? Does 128mb or 256mb make a difference? Basically, I just want a run down on what it is and how to do it, thanks alot!

Oh one other thing, the highest clock speed processor I can get for my motherboard is 2.28ghz and is the amd Barton, has anybody used this? I heard it is comparable to the 3ghz p4. Is there any other better processors for a slot-A motherboard?

A:A few questions..

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What is wrong with my Windows 7? I use a laptop and have Microsoft Security Essentials as the anti-virus. I get such dialog box when I try to access any program using the shortcut from the dock.

A:Few Questions

That looks more like a message from the firewall and not MSE. Unfortunately I do not have either, so I cannot check it, next time you get the message, check from where it comes. Here is how: Error Message - Where Does it Come From

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i was wondering what brand or company of ram would be the best. i want something thats fast reliable etc. i've been looking at some PQi 2Gb dual channel ram (although a little out of my price range i might splurge or i found some corsair XMS 1Gb dual channel.

PQi Ram
Corsair Ram
these are both at new egg .com 184 pin (they wont let me put the links in for some reason)
if any body has any suggestions on which one of these to get or if you would recommend something different your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

also if anybody knows exactly what "dual channel" does and the pros and cons that would be cool too.



A:RAM questions

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I'm sure you guys get this a lot and I aplogize but I want to format my computer and start fresh again my problem is I don't know how. I also want to know if my operating system came on the recovery disc? As far as I know I didn't get a Windows Xp cd. If the Operating system is on the recovery disc where would the cd key number be (it's not on any of the cd sleeves)? I'm not sure what info you guys need or if you need any at all but I will be ready to list it if asked. Thanks I appreciate any help I can get.

A:A few questions

Make and Model of computer please, plus hardware specifications, and drive size(s).

Sorry, should have said to read OEM CDR.

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Ok. So I am looking for both advice and other peoples opinions. What all buttons do you use on Easy Cleaner, I just used the Unessessary button and clean files button, and cleard over 2 gigs of files! IE seems to be working A LOT better. Do you guys use the registry cleaner one? AND, I have comcast broadband right now, is DSL better? If I remember correctly I thought DSL was faster and cheaper? Any opinions?

Also, just to double check, how does my HiJack This log look? Does it look safe? I really appreciate any help fellas, take care...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:58:43 PM, on 8/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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I've been given a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate through my Dad's work and I'm trying to work a few things out that are puzzling me.

There doesn't seem to be a way to keep Computer, Recycle Bin and C:\ as separate icons on the Toolbar, they all get lumped together under one called Explorer. Is there a way to keep them separate?

When I right click on an image and select the Edit command, I want Photoshop Elements to be the program opened but it seems this is not possible. I can change what opens when double clicking on a file but that isn't what I want to do.

Next is something that I think is down to Windows Snap. I want to have my programs full screen but not maximised so I can keep the transparency effect. In XP and Vista I could do this by dragging the program windows to the edges of the screen and then closing it. I try this is Windows 7 though and on reopening the program only takes up half the screen, is there a way to stop 7 from doing this.

Lastly is a matter of cleartype. while my monitor has a native resolution of 1680x1050, I like to run at 1280x800. However while in XP and Vista I can do this and still have text appear clearly, everything appears smudged in Windows 7 no matter how much I tinker with the cleartype. I take it I have no choice but to run at the native resolution and squint at the text.

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A:A few of questions if I may

Quote: Originally Posted by votemarvel

When I right click on an image and select the Edit command, I want Photoshop Elements to be the program opened but it seems this is not possible. I can change what opens when double clicking on a file but that isn't what I want to do.

Hi votemarvel,

Maybe try this registry edit (of course back everything up first): How To Change The Edit Application In Windows


Windows Outreach Team

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Since last time i got a huge spyware on my pc which kept installing spywares, then my pc have been quite ****ed... I managed so get rid of all spywares actually but theres still something that keeps making regkeys to make programs start up.. Everytime i delete those keys they just get made again!

Here's the main annoying error:
I hope someone can help about these stuff..

And then for another problem:
Sometimes my windows doesn't close.. It just "Freezes" at where it says "Windows are shutting down".. But it doesn't really shut down so i have to hold power button down until it shut down.. I dont like doing that!

Well.. Im really getting pissed of these stuff so i would love to get some help

A:Some Questions!

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