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by Wedge
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will the accelerro 2 fit the 4870 1GB version?
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Will the accelerro 2 fit the 4870 1GB version?

I have one of these vga cooler in my closet, still in the package. I had planned on installing it to the 4870 video card after I finally purchase one. But I am now interested in the 1GB version of this card that hit the market recently, and I just want to know if the board is the same size and do th...
by Wedge
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there a way to bookmark your place within a PDF file?
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

alphabetbackward wrote:I use Foxit Reader and at default settings, it seems to open at the page I left off at.
Yup, you are correct. Just installed it and it certainly does. Thanks guys.
by Wedge
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there a way to bookmark your place within a PDF file?
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

I will tell you that I really, really, dislike (hate) when people create topics with "teaser" subjects. If I ran this forum, I would ban such posts. Just for you m0002a , i changed the topic title. The truth is...I hate them too, and I do not know why I posted it that way at first. I was in a hurry...
by Wedge
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there a way to bookmark your place within a PDF file?
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Is there a way to bookmark your place within a PDF file?

Do any free PDF readers offer the ability to bookmark your place for viewing at a later date?
by Wedge
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: More heat over time?
Replies: 14
Views: 14473

More heat over time?

I have a Gateway laptop model MX3215. It is only 2 1/2 years old. This may sound silly (i'm not sure, that's why i am asking), but i swear that this thing gets far hotter than it used to. The only hardware issue I have encountered is with the build-in WiFi. It quit working some time ago and the quic...
by Wedge
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Excel help - where is the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Thank you. Much appreciated.
by Wedge
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Excel help - where is the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Excel help - where is the...

I am trying to learn a bit about Visual Basic with Excel. Where is the "procedure combo box" ? To put this in context, view this following simplified tutorial that I am following. Scroll down to a heading entitled: Practical Learning: Generating A Keyboard Event . It states the following: 1. In the ...
by Wedge
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 130165

tsiros wrote: next up two 160GB hdds in raid (mirroring, for faster access)
Sorry to ask an off-topic question, but I must. I thought that stripping is for performance while mirroring is for protection, correct?
by Wedge
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adobe Reader 9.....what's new?
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

I'm speaking strictly of the Reader. The file downloaded from Downloads.com (as of 7/4/08 ) amounts to 33.4MB, unless this is just a setup file that downloads the other 67MB during the install process?
by Wedge
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adobe Reader 9.....what's new?
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Adobe Reader 9.....what's new?

I sometimes post here for opinions on software. This is one of those times. What does Reader 9 bring with it that might encourage me to switch to it from Reader 8?
by Wedge
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nice quiet card: Palit 8800GT. Coil Whine. * FIXED IT *
Replies: 20
Views: 11589

Turn V-Sync on.
by Wedge
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

check the back and bottom of the eMachine case carefully. One of the license requirements for an OEM install is that the installer is supposed to place the Windows "Authentic" sticker on it and that sticker contains the unique license code for that machine. So you *should* have a code. You just nee...
by Wedge
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Wedge....What I'm suggesting is to find a used E-Machine board somewhere, maybe E-Bay, maybe a used computer store. The restore CD should work even if the board is a different model. Ah okay. I missed that upon my first read. Thus far I have only checked ebay and the eMachine parts store. I will po...
by Wedge
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Wedge...I do this all the time at work with "Restore" XP CDs. When you replace a board or a HD for instance, the restore CD only looks for a BIOS of that brand......E-Machine in your case. So if you can find an E-Machine board from anywhere, used or otherwise, the restore cd will load right up. It ...
by Wedge
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

I just got in from work, else I would have responded sooner. Thanks to you all for your responses because we are touching on something that has been unclear to me for some time now, before I found myself trying to help a friend with a fried motherboard. I have owned two Compaq PCs back when Windows ...
by Wedge
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Windows OEM problem

I have a situation. My friend's motherboard from his eMachine is dead (reference thread here ). Now I am looking to buy a replacement board, but it occurs to me that not just any board will do. It will probably have to be the exact same motherboard. Normally I would be thinking to get a compatible s...
by Wedge
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need a free image preview for XP
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Das_Saunamies wrote:I'm thinking he's more after a shell extension like this. (found an old, freeware version: http://www.dirfile.com/instant_thumbvie ... dition.htm)
Bingo! Yes, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much!!
by Wedge
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 130165

tutu wrote: MX-2 is better than AS-5 Btw.. :D
Is this true or are you just joking? And what is MX-2?
by Wedge
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nVidia and Intel
Replies: 21
Views: 5141

Whatever the reason is, I do not see behavior of nVidia's CEO or Marketing department well... We were taught in marketing about how much imago of the company means. And the worst mistakes you can make when you have good imago. So far nVidia has done some pretty bad mistakes IMHO. They had good imag...
by Wedge
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need a free image preview for XP
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Need a free image preview for XP

I would like something that provides a thumbnail (or slightly larger) preview of images when I hover the mouse over them as they reside in a folder in Windows XP.

Suggestions?
by Wedge
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero memory heatsinks
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

The superglue will hold even when temps getting incredibly high?
by Wedge
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero memory heatsinks
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Accelero memory heatsinks

Please share your experience, especially if you own both rev1 and rev2. I am getting mixed messages on rev2 memory heatsinks. Many say they are a big improvement over rev1; still others say they are inadequate. But pretty much everyone seems to agree rev1 memory heatsinks are terrible.
by Wedge
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which part of this PC is dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

New PSU was a no-go. The damage, regardless what caused it, is done. Interesting note though: The Bestec PSU is only 20-pin. Do not all PCIe boards need 24-pin? Bump for this question: For a PCIe motherboard, do I need a PSU that has the 24-pin connector? The Bestec PSU did NOT have but a 20-pin.
by Wedge
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another audiophile thread
Replies: 51
Views: 13741

Just kidding, of course.
by Wedge
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another audiophile thread
Replies: 51
Views: 13741

Yes.
by Wedge
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free registry cleaner and removal
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Auslogic Defrag is quick and nimble. Not sure how good of a job it actually does, but it defrags much faster than the Window's defrag. It also doesn't seem to consume much in the way of resources, i.e., if you need to use your PC while it is defragging, it doesn't really slow you down.
by Wedge
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which part of this PC is dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

The BIOS is code and data in a FLASH ROM. It takes a CPU to read those instructions and do anything. [snip...] Try to verify that the CPU and RAM are good before purchasing the board. If they are all bad, go with something newer. Glad you mentioned that about the CPU. At this point I am unsure if I...
by Wedge
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which part of this PC is dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

xan_user wrote:So far the boards i've tried bare(10 maybe), if they have on board video, will at least post to bios w/o eiterh cpu or ram.
Good to know. I assumed this to be the case, but I have never tested it to see.

Would this Foxconn board be a suitable replacement?
by Wedge
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which part of this PC is dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

New PSU was a no-go. The damage, regardless what caused it, is done.

Interesting note though: The Bestec PSU is only 20-pin. Do not all PCIe boards need 24-pin?
by Wedge
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which part of this PC is dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

The PSU is indeed Bestec and i had thought about that, but it is providing power. Whether it is an adequate amount or not, I am unsure. I could certainly use a tried and trusted PSU just to be sure that it is not a power issue. I have already swapped in some RAM from one of my PCs. It's definitely n...