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VLC Configuration

Q: VLC Configuration

For whatever reason, I have to reset the video configuration each time I open the player for a movie, because it will not retain those settings once the player is closed.

This caused me to look for a means of setting these value permanently. I found two files that are involved to an extent....vlcrc and the vlc-qt-interface.ini. The former appears to be a fairly large file with a lot of options, but almost every line is preceded with a #, with I assume means that it is commented out. Scrolling through the "options", I didn't find anything so as I could set contrast, brightness, hue, saturation or gamma.

The latter file appears to be a more active file, but is much, much more brief, and I don't see anything that I need there either.

Does anyone really understand how these could be used to accomplish what I want?

Preferred Solution: VLC Configuration

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A: VLC Configuration

It happens with me as well. Everytime I reopen VLC to play any media, it will never retain any settings. I guess that's how its designed to work.

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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I have an old P3 system that I let my son use for internet browsing, email, etc. It has been rock solid for 6+ years until lately and I think the issue of not booting properly is that the master CD-ROM gave up the ghost. And so I took that out hoping that is all it will take.

Here is my question (and I feel so much like a noob; I did try to google but I got nothing): Where do I place the tab to take it from slave to single configuration? As slave the tab was placed on the far left in the verticle position. Am I correct in that to make it singular I need to place it horizontally on the bottom two prongs center-right?

I hope I am making myself clear. This is an old system and it has been years since setting it up and I don't have my manuals anywhere. I couldn't even access Buslink's website.

Thanks for your help.

A:CD-RW Configuration - from slave to single configuration?

The jumper will fit on the pins, based on what is imprinted or embossed on the drive. It is usually very difficult to see... but if you use a flashlight or other device you can place at different angles, you can see how the jumper choices are stamped into the metal. Most often the center two are Slave, the right is Master, and the left is Cable Select.
I suggest you jumper it as master.
If it is a known brand, you can find a drawing on the website of the optical drive manufacturer.

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I apologize if this is not the right section, this seemed to be the most suitable.
I am using a 3D Connexion mouse and when I try to execute an executable file for the software configuration, I get the following error?
"Exception: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Configuration.Internal.ConfigurationManagerInternal' to type 'System.Configuration.Internal.IConfigSystem'"
I've talked with the mouse vendor and they have no idea.  My OS is Win7 64.  Does anybody know what this is?

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Dear all
i've configured windows 2003 domain controllerwhich IP address is

I wish to configure DNS server for this DC in another windows 2003 server which ip address is

so now DC ip is

DNS for this server IP is

Now i can Give dns ip on all my clinet computer to logon DC

My need is How to configure DNS server[Stand alone] for windows 2003 Active directory [DC] in anther machine...?

help meDear

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why does Internet Explorer open & re-open?? the same thing happens when I try to shut down

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I know the security configuration i present is not satisfactory at all. But as the Windows is genuine and Automatic Update is ON, should I be panicked?

Please feel free to suggest.

A:New Configuration

In my Opinion,you need not panic...Many people use Windows Defender and manage to avoid danger.
If it was me I would like to add software like ..Sandboxie,VoodooShield,and a light AV/AM like Crystal Security.

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I'm considering to buy the new Abit KX7-333 mobo soon which has 4 DIMM slots and i wanted to know, would there be a difference if i bought 4 x 128mb PC2100 DDR DIMMS compared to 2 x 256mb in performance in relation to "memory interleaving options"?

The 128mb is slightly cheaper the 256mb version by about £5 each and PC2700 is too expensive and not worth it atm.

A:DDR RAM Configuration

The only difference I've seen is that when you decide you want to double the memory again, you'll have to replace all the modules rather than just adding two more. Otherwise I haven't ever seen or read of any performance gain or loss from either option. I haven't seen any test results of any comparisons either. Then again I never really thought about it as I've always tried and recommended going for the two stick option rather than four so it is easier and cheaper to upgrade the RAM later.

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Is there a program that will automatically change my ip configurations automatically? I know Windows XP has one built in, but I would rather have something with a better speed to process it.
Jeremy J.

A:IP Configuration

NetSwitcher. I know I've also seen a free one, but I can't recall the name right now.

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Hi, I just upgraded AVG IS from verion 7.5 to 8.5. I am running Win2K on a server. It did not import my old settings from 7.5 to 8.5 and I no longer can see anyone on the network. I have tried to 'define networks and adaptors' and inputted the correct ip range but still have no succeeded. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks P

A:AVG IS 8.5 Configuration

Uninstall AVG. Then test and see what happens. As for as I know, it shouldn't affect you network settings.

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I have been very happy with XP (mostly desktops) and have completely avoided Vista for our company. I have no experience with Windows 7. I am ready to upgrade our sales personnel to laptops and am wondering if I will be happy with the speed of the following setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz
2 GB RAM (considering upgrade to 4GB)
Windows 7 Pro

The computers are used mainly for email, a little bit of internet, printing, office documents, etc.. They will be taking these computers to accounts so startup speed is a little bit of a factor.

Will this hardware configuration perform adequately or will it bog down with Windows 7.


A:Will 7 run well on this configuration?

Also, will these be good for a few years for will I need to upgrade again soon...

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My Configuration

A:My Configuration

Spybot Beacon isn't anti-malware, might want to just put that in a "miscellaneous section" in your post somewhere. Wouldn't hurt to have a few on-demand scanners such as Zemana AntiMalware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Crystal Security, etc. Thanks for sharing.

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Configurations updates stage 3 of 3 0% complete - laptop is stuck on this what can i do


Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What are you getting this problem on? What program are you trying to install? We need alot more infomation from you.

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I am trying to build low budget gaming system for about $600. This is what I have. Please comment, and give suggestion. I am worried about the graphic card. Is there one that would be better?Thanks for help.
CPU_Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz__$189.99
Motherboard_ASUS P5L-VM 1394 LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard__$87
Memory_CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400__$40
VideoCard_SAPPHIRE 100213 Radeon HD 2900GT 256MB 256-bit __$150
Hard Drive_Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM ____$70
Oprical DriveSAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner ____$26
Case___SIGMA ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply___$50

A:Help with the configuration

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Ok here is my situation........I have set my computer address at 192.168.x.x, I am behind a Linksys 4 port Cable/Dsl router which has a gateway address of 192.168.1.x, I also have cable access. My question is when I go out to the internet I always get an address of 65.206.x.x, I play alot of games and also use Roger Wilco, I have no problems playing games but I can NOT figure out how to get people to connect to me, for example when I use Roger Wilco and set up a server it tells me my address is 192.168.x.x, I know that is not really my address that is just the address of my workstation, what do I tell people? what address do I give them? I am pretty familar with port forwarding but that does not seem to work.......I have asked this question many times and I cannot seem to get a straight answer, here is a list of the "status" screen of my linksys router and yet not anywhere is that 65.206.x.x address, where is that comming from, please someone help me!! let me know if you need more info.


(MAC Address: 00-06-25-xx-xx-xx)
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
DHCP server: Disabled
(MAC Address: 00-50-2C-xx-xx-xx)
IP Address: 10.20.xxx.xxx
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway: 10.20.xxx.xxx
DNS: 10.20.xx.xx
DHCP Remaining Time: 5 days 14:20:44

A:WAN/LAN Configuration

You need to do port forwarding on your router. Set it up to forward requests from the 65.206.x.x address to your internal 192.168.1.x address with the correct port or ports for the game. The port number should be in the game documentation.

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I just Bought a gaming PC from IBUYPOWER and would very much appreciate it if someone with the experience and knowledge like all of you that have posted your input in many reviews I've seen , tell whether I should change anything in it or not as I still have the time to do so... Thx.

Case ( [New !!!] Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Black )
Case Lighting ( Neon Light Blue )
Power Supply ( ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** NZXT PF-500 500 Watt Power Supply )
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400 (2x 2.13GHz/2MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Hero] )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [World of Warcraft ] )
Processor Cooling ( [New !!!] iBUYPOWER Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit --- [for INTEL CPU] )
Motherboard ( Asus P5N-SLI w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0 Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( 2x Nvidia Geforce 7300GT 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive Black )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Keyboard ( Logitech Deluxe Keyboard Black )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
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A:Can you please help me with this new PC configuration...Thx!

You should change your graphic cards from 2x 7300 GT to 2x 7900 GTX or 2x 7900 GT. Better would be the 7950 GX2 with 1GB of VRAM

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I am curious to know for this configuration a 32 bit or 64 bit system is better?AMD x2 4200+, 3GB DDR1 Ram, Nvidia 210 videocard.I use the computer to watch movies,series,playing older games and listening to music.

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CONFIGURATION #1 (Price in Shekels)

- Intel® Core?2 Extreme QX6700 2.66GHZ
- ZALMAN FATAL1TY FS-C77 120mm (CPU Fan)
- L2 Cache 8M
- Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
- Enhanced Intel Speedstep® Technology
- Execute Disable Bit
- Intel® EM64T (For 64Bit Computing)
- Intel® Thermal Monitor
- Intel® Virtualization Technology
- Quad Core

- DDR2 CORSAIR TWIN2X2048-6400 800Mhz CL5 2x1Gb DUAL PACK

- XFX MB-N680-ISH9 P-D/Core 2 Duo / Quad nForce 680i SLI MCP DUAL DDR2
- System Memory : Dual Channel DDR2 533/667/800
- JEDEC DDR2 Memory : 800 MHz
- Socket : Intel Socket 775
- NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP Chipset
- Front Side Bus : 1333 MHz with supporting CPU

- WD 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB BUFFER RAID 24/7


- GPU : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
- GPU Clockspeed : 612 MHz
- Memory : 768MB 0,8ns DDR3
- Memory Clockspeed : 2160 MHz
- Ramdac : 400 MHz
- Bus : PCI-Express
- Cooling : Fan (Two-slot)
- Video-Features : Component, S-Video & Composite Out
- Connectivity : Dvi + Dvi + Video-Out



- SAMSUNG LCD 22" WIDE 226BW BLACK DVI+ D-SUB 1:3000 2ms

- Split 12V rails provide most stable current to... Read more

A:What to buy Configuration 1 or 2?

Toss up, really, but I would prefer Option 1.

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Can someone tell me how I can verify my IP number?

A:IP Configuration?

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I'm planning to buy the Dell Inspiron 5000 Gaming - 5577 from here
I want to know whether the RAM is 8x1 or 4x2. I've checked the service and config manuals, but they only contain information about supported types. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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now my configuration is designed to be light enough protection and safety.
more than I have the following programs:
Revo UninstallerPro
Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro
Sumatra PDF
Malware Anti-Exploit Premium
Process Lasso
Registry First Aid 9

A:now my configuration

Nice config
Maybe you can remove one of the system tuners, i don't think all of them are needed.
Thanks for sharing your config.

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Hey all, quick question....I hope. I'm online trying to help a friend resolve an ip conflict between his PC and laptop. Every time one or the other is started, it kicks the other machine off the net etc. Now, I've tried getting him to set an ip address on the laptop, rather than using the automatic configuration....however, even tho it is telling it to use, when he does ipconfig from CMD, it shows usual. It WONT use .1.10!

This is XP HOME (bleh), on a DELL (BLEH) laptop and PC. Anyone know why it wont use that address? He has a Netgear router connected to his modem....PC is hardwired, Lappy is wireless.

A:IP configuration help

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Activating my computer from Sleep mode causes the following message: The connection between your computer and the internet or your local network has changed. Decide whether to reate a new Personal Firewall profile or use an existing profile for this connection.
IP Configuration
Default Gateway xx xx xx xx
MAC address xx xx xx xx xx xx

1. Does my internet service provider assign me a new ip and gateway address every time I log on, for better security?
2.Is the Gateway address the isp's address?
3. Is the MAC address my computer's MAC?

Thank you.

A:ip configuration

Answer 1: No.
2: Yes.
3: Yes.

Open and elevated command prompt and type ipconfig /release and press ENTER.
It should release your current ip address and will change to
Then type ipconfig /renew and press ENTER.
It should give you a new ip address. Then you should not have any issues with it.

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Hi Guys,

For those of you that run NIS 2012 I'm wondering if you all run it at basically default config, or whether there are settings you change to enhance it.

A:NIS Configuration

When I used NIS 2012, I re-call going into the settings and enabling Boot Time Protection. Apart from adding some exclusions to some folders of mine I changed no other settings.

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Can someone help me configure my AVG to allow me to ping and access my computer through the firewall? It seems to block my access
Here's my ping tests, first one is with the firewall enabled, second with the firewall disabled
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

(disabled firewall at this point)

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 3ms, Average = 2ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

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Right now I have two hard drives, a DVD-rom drive, and a CD-RW drive. The two hard drives are on one IDE and the two CD-roms on the other (one master, the other slave). I have read a few posts in which people have said it is better to have a hard drive and CD-rom on an IDE and so on. I am wondering if that is what I should do and would my current configuration be causing the slow transfers I am getting when I copy things between drives? Thank you.

A:IDE configuration

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How can I configure two CD drives and two hard drives in ordre to record from one cd (4x) to the other CDrw. cheers.

A:CD configuration

hey cuzo.
One thing you can do is set one hd to be master and one CD as slave on first IDE chain (usually IDE 0 )
Set second hd to be master and CDRW as slave on second IDE chain ( IDE 1)
or you can set cd's to be master and HD slave. also make sure to check your boot order after you do your setup...

Have Fun !


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I've recently fitted a 128Gb SSD to my PC. I've re-installed Windows7 on the SSD and re-connected the old HDD. Everything is working fine but I've noticed that the space on the SSD is decreasing rapidly as I reload all my usable programs.
My question is: Can I configure this PC so that only Windows resides on the SSD and all other programs are loaded onto the HDD (which has loads of space) So is it possible to run programs currently in C:\Program Files (X86) from the HDD.

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:SSD & HDD Configuration

Just change the drive letter from C to whatever letter the hard drive is using when you install the software.

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My configuration feel free to tell me suggestions.

A:My configuration

I would like to suggest a backup solution such as Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper both have avery reliable and free version.

If you do not have a portable HDD you could give Aomei One Key a try it will even help to partition you r disk for you.

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I have an assignment to design and build a network. There is one router with ethernet interfaces only. One interface services the LAN. An external user (PC) is directly connected to the other ethernet interface. The external user will have an IP address different to the LAN. The task is to implement a NAT to allow the external user to access the LAN and LAN users to access the external user. I will be learning about NAT in several weeks but my need is right now. I have researched NAT and cannot find anything helpful. Does anyone have a solution to my problem.

A:NAT Configuration

Hi and welcome to TSG.
We generally don't give direct answers to homework/assignments.

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this is more or less my config .

have a nice day!


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I am not able to add a boot image in my WDS Server

1. WDS is authorised in the Active Directory
2. There's 21 GB free space in the C drive(system root)
3. the boot image copied from the 32 bit Vista DVD is in the c drive of the WDS server
4. I am logged in with the domain administrator's credentials

when I add a boot image and browse to the boot.wim file it gives the error :

"the Network Path was not found"

1. It shouldn't require any network path as the file to be added is on the local disk only
2. I started a continuous ping command and it was pinging continuously

Please help !!!

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this is my configuration and your comments

A:Huỳnh Nam configuration

Turn on User Account Control.

Uninstall Iobit Advanced Systemcare Pro.

Recommend you download AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti Malware as on demand scanners.

As for web browser we meant something like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome,Mozilla Firefox, etc.... not website URL.

Anyway, good security setup.

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I've got the same problem with the same error message while trying to file share between two PCs on my home network. They can each find each other but thats it. I'm running ZoneAlarm on both machines so I shut it down and presto, they are able to share now.

What do I need to adjust in ZoneAlarm to make them play nice with each other?

A:ZA Configuration

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. I've created a new thread for your issue here. Thanks for your cooperation.

In your case, you need to put your local LAN subnet in the trusted zone for ZA, and sharing will work.

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Hi all
I am planning for a new pc..a high performance once..really confused in selecting a processor..which one will be best? Intel P4 Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or a 3.4 GHz Dual Core(with a 4 GB RAM and motherboard Intel 945)? Pls advice

A:Regarding Configuration

You are missing out on the best chips: AMD

Visit Tom's Hardware

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Hi all,

We have implemented ATA 1.9 and installed LWGW on all domain controllers. Do I need to configure event forwarding with 1.9? 
Also we want to monitor changes to sensitive groups but it doesn't seem to work?
Any ideas?
Thank you.

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I just installed ssd in my computer and it doesn't show up in the explorer - I'm assuming that's because it isn't formatted yet. So I went into the computer management screen and the ssd is there as "not initialized". A dialog came up saying the ssd disk must be intialized before the logical disk manager can access it - there were 2 choices for intializing: MBR or GPT. I am not sure which one I should go for.
Or should I leave it to windows 7 to format it when I install win7 on the ssd?

A:ssd configuration

Post a screen shot of your Disk Management.

I'd disconnect all other drives before trying to install Windows to an SSD---or to any drive for that matter.

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Thats about it but noticed open Incredimail on taskbar

A:Tom's Configuration

things change fast in the world of security software.
nowadays, neither norton nor malwarebytes are considered top protection.
If you do like norton, you don't have to switch, but consider adding to it one or more of the following:

I am a big fan of norton family, which I use as a standalone app.

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Hello folks, i have the folowwing PC:
AMD 64 3800 single core
4gb DDR2 800
HD 160gb
Video 256mb

Should i install 32 or 64 version?

A:My Configuration: 32 or 64?

I hate single cores, but I'd suggest trying out 64-bit and seeing how it feels, if you don't like it just go back to 32-bit. Honestly even with a 64-bit CPU, its a single core which means it will fill up easier.

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My plans are to make a new PC/for digital photo & video editing,as Home Center-to be connected with home theatre7.1,sat receiver ets.,for Internet and video capture/,but coz I'm not that good in hardware would like to get some advices about the configuration,pls:

CPU P-D 830/DUAL 2.8GHz/LGA775/BOX or AMD with a new mobo
RAM 2X1GB DDR2 533 KINGSTON or Corsair twin2x2048-6400pro;
PINNACLE PC TV PRO or Theatre 550 Pro
Audigy® 2 ZS
2X250 GB HITACHI,SATA,7200/8192k;
Samsung SM 930BF ;


A:Need HELP with a new configuration pls

Assuming your CPU and motherboard get paired up correctly, looks like you will be good to go ( maybe even over kill for a media PC)

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Hi all, I made this thread to show you my config.
I hope you like it!!
It is a very simple configuration, with few but very useful software.
On my PC is also installed Sculptris cause I'm fond of sculpting(although I'm still an amateur).
I wrote wrong in my config, because I have QTS, not qihoo internet security essential

Here are the picture of my PC:


A:Jo Man's Configuration

Very good config but

Change AdBlock to uBlock
Install Https everywhere and Web of Trust(WOT) to your browser
Install LastPass
Install Sandboxie to run programs in safe sandbox mode.
Thanks for sharing your config.

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My config . light and nice.

A:My configuration!

Perhaps you are confused have you seen or Heard of Windows Smart Screen aka OS Security Filter. Malwarebytes Anti Exploit is realtime protection while Anti-Malware is scanner and or protection. Doing backups is recommended also add another On Demand Scanner like Zemana Anti-Malware to your config.

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I ran memtest86 and came up with several errors. I wish I could provide that info but I couldn't figure out how to make a dump of the memtest results. Anyone know how?

Anyways, I'm hoping that my problem is in the configuration and not in the chips themselves. Could this even be a possibility? I have a gig of ram installed and purchasing another gig of laptop ddr ram is expensive.

My computer is working fine except for when I attempt to install World of Warcraft, in any way shape or form. I've downloaded the install files, copied from my discs, tried installing normally, tried in safe mode, on different accounts, defragged my harddrive multiple times, and prayed incessantly to the gods. No go. So I'm thinking it's memory.

My computer was built by IBuyPower, a company that I'll never buy another laptop from again, and I question their competancy in building a machine. When I got the system my dvd-r had bad drivers, and within a month of use the power supply socket broke from standard use. Nothing but bad experiences with those poeple. So...I'm thinking perhaps I could get a better ram/bios setup going.

PC Wizard 2006 tells me that I'm running:

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Socket 754

Physical Memory General Information :
BANK0 (DIMM0) : 512 MB - DIMM
BANK1 (DIMM1) : 512 MB - DIMM

Information SPD EEPROM () :
Manufacturer : Corsair
Part Number : VS512SDS400
Serial Number : Unspecified
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
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A:Ram Configuration

NilAdmirari said:

What about the temp of my processor, 75c, could that be causing memory errors?Click to expand...

thats too hot, AMD's webite states that an Athlon64 has a max temp of 70ºC, which obviously means that your system is overheating, which suprises me that you haven't had more problems. Are your fans working?? are they loaded with dust??

Heat is an electronic component's worst enemy, especially in a laptop, where an overheated CPU can cause other nearby components (including RAM) to overheat as well.

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It's a simple configuration. I can remember all my passwords so I don't use Password Manager.

A:My configuration

Looks like a good Security Config to me, especially since you have never been infected . Thanks for sharing.

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Hi, Just after a bit of advice...

I have an MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum motherboard with 4 dimm slots and 2 matching pairs of 512MB doublesided PC3200 DDR ram to fill them with...

If I install all 4, I can have 2GB of memory, running in dual channel mode - but, due to restrictions of the motherboard/processor/nvidia chipset (depending on where you read), the 400MHz RAM speed gets adjusted down to 333MHz...

My alternatives are to install just 2, meaning I'd have 1GB 400MHz memory running in dual channel mode, or 1.5GB 400MHz memory running in single channel mode.

I'm sure there will be limited difference between the options, but if anyone has any ideas on what my best bet would be, I'd be grateful (I currently have all 2GB installed).

For the record, I'm using the computer for general word processing/Internet and gaming, but also for home recording, if that has any bearing.

Thanks, Jake

P.S. I searched the forums on this topic and found someone with a similar dilemma, but in that case the choice was between 4GB at 333MHz and 2GB at 400MHz, which I imagine has less impact on the overall performance of the PC. Anyway, hope you don't mind me asking again

A:Best RAM configuration?

So you're saying you have 400 mhz PC3200 installed with 4 Chips totaling 2GB running at 333 Mhz? Right? Does your BIOS have an advanced area where you can tweak it? If so you might have to adjust some voltage to the RAM and set it to run at 400 Mhz

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What do you think?

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz $189
CPU Fan ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro $32
Motherboard MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 $129
RAM Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 $78
Graphics EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 $299
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