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  1. I think I asked this question here before, but I can't seem to find my thread (hmm....) so I'll ask it again. I'm wondering if there's a way to disable the preview window on the taskbar through a registry link or with an external program and keep the aero glass theme on. This is the window I want to disable: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...windows-taskbar
  2. Also look for one with two or more internal connectors so you have a bit more future proofing. BTW, you decided on a graphics card? I will look for those. As for the video card. I decided to get either the 9800 or the 9600. I went to get one last weekend, but somehow I came back with cds and dvd instead . I gonna order it online so I don't screw up lol.
  3. Thanks for the help guys! Will get one of these asap.
  4. Hi, I have 2 slots available for hard drive in my pc and I want to install a second sata drive for storage. This is the dilemma....I only have 2 slots on my pc. See picture below (the blue one and the black one in the top right corner of the picture). The black one is connected to my dvd-rw drive and the blue one is connected to my main hard drive so I don't have a second blue slot to run another sata cable. Is there a cord that will allow me to use both hard drives at once or is there another way to do it? My Motherboard:
  5. I've noticed that. The price of memory for my pc doubled over the summer. I plan on going up to 4GB soon. I'll have to do a 2x2GB kit since I only have 2 slots in my pc and both of them have a 1GB stick right now. What's a good nvidia card to buy?
  6. WOW! I didn't realize this video card was so underpowered. Oh well. I won't push the issue. Thanks for telling me. Oh, and you're right about the dell motherboard. I don't have any options to overclock it.
  7. Thanks for the link Derek. It's greatly appreciated. I see google works better for you than it does for me. I didn't fond wha I needed when I searched earlier.
  8. I purchased the dual core processor for my desktop a few weeks ago (Thanks for all the help guys ) now I wanted to see if I could overclock it (I know, I know, A tech junkie is never satisfied). I was also wondering if I could overclock the memory and the video card as well. Can someone tell me if it's even possible to overclock my system? First off, here's my current PC specs: Dell Inspiron i537-3492 Desktop PC Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor 2.7GHz (2MB cache, 800MHz FSB) Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition 64-bit With Service Pack 2 2GB DDR2 Dual-Channel SDRAM at 800 MHz BFG Tech NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB Graphics Card Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA Internal Hard Drive HL-DT-ST 16x DVD+-RW Drive Dell 19" IN1910N Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem Realtek PCIe Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Realtek High Definition Audio Second, Here are the options that I had in my advanced bios settings: I just typed what was in my bios options instead on making a spreadsheet (Excel and I are not on good terms at this moment). Limit CPUID Value Disabled Disabled for Windows XP. Execute Disable Bit Enabled When disabled, force the XD feature flag to always return 0. Core Multi Processing Enabled When disabled, disable one execution core of each CPU die. Is it possible to overclock my system?
  9. http://windows7news.com/2009/10/22/free-an...ndows-7-launch/ These are the companies offering the free subscriptions: IObit Security 360 PRO Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Panda Internet Security 2010 (Offer is only valid to U.S. residents).
  10. Sorry about that. Mine is the 775 socket and yes, this is the same socket. Thanks! Cool! I was hoping so. Thanks!
  11. This might be a silly question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway. I'm about to get a processor, but I wanna know something. I see one on eBay that doesn't come with the heatsink or fan. My question is can I use the heatsink that's in my desktop with this processor?
  12. thanks for that info. i didn't know that's what the fsb is for.
  13. Just thought I might also add...that is expensive! I built an entire new PC for someone for just $50 and it took me about 1-2 hours (including unpacking parts, flashing/tweaking BIOS, small overclocking and cable routing). I know thats a very cheap amount to pay and I will be charging closer to $100 next time I build an entire system from scratch (also including recommending/ordering parts and installing the OS). Just shows how much some people out there are getting ripped off. Sorry for being a little off-topic there WOW! I guess when you look at it that way that is really expensive. I'm glad I didn't pay them to do install it for me. There's no telling how much they will charge to build a PC around here
  14. YES! It's good to know that Dell didn't limit it. If I want to go up to a quad core in the future I don't have to buy a new PC.
  15. Hey Coffeefiend, I didn't realize that the card was that old. I just got it last year at a PC repair shop for about $20. I was told that it was made around the time xp came out. Oh well, case closed. I'll just throw it away.
  16. Yes, I will be doing this myself. I just took mine apart to see if it's just like the one in the video and it is. There's no way I'm gonna pay them $85 for that. I could have done that in 10 minutes.
  17. Whoops! Kinda forgot that much needed info. It's a Studio DC10 Plus PCI card.
  18. jcarle, I have to thank you again for that video. The desktop that he used in this video is a slightly older version of my new desktop. His pc had the same processor that mine has. The only difference is that I don't have the slim model or a card reader and mine has an additonal fan so his will be a big help as I'm considering doing this myself.
  19. Thanks davismccarn for reminding me to check with Dell. I didn't even think to do that. This processor is the only one that Dell list as an upgrade for my desktop: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/product...p;mfgpid=202479 Is this a good upgrade?
  20. Thanks for the link. I guess everything is on youtube now.
  21. I had a feeling that was high. I will keep checking around and see if someone can do it cheaper. The sad part is that is what they charge eventhough I was gonna buy the processor from them.
  22. I have an old pinnacle capture card that came with Pinnacle Studio Version 7. I can't get the drive to install on vista. It used to install through windows update with vista, but not anymore. I know the card still works because I put it in my mom's desktop that has windows xp pro a few days ago and it installed perfectly. Is there any way to make the driver install work on vista? BTW....I'm running 64-bit vista home premium with sp1.
  23. Hey Guys, I interested in putting a dual core processor in my new desktop and I thought I would get your opinion on something. 1. Should I do this myself or hire a pro? I've never installed a processor before. Is it easy to do? The cheapest rate in my local area for a pro to do it is $85. That includes same day service (they said they can do it in 2-3 hours) and they overclock it if the motherboard allows it at no extra cost. Is that worth it or is that too high? 2. What processor should I get for my system? My PC Specs Are Below. PC Specs: Dell Inspiron i537-3492 Desktop PC Intel Celeron 450 @ 2.20GHz (512k cache,800MHz FSB) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition With Service Pack 1 2GB DDR2 Dual-Channel SDRAM at 800 MHz (Upgrading to 4GB soon) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD 256 MB Integrated Graphics Card (Not Being Used) BFG Tech NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB Graphics Card (I Use This One) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA Internal Hard Drive Western Digital My Book Essential Edition WD3200AAKS 640GB USB 2.0/Firewire External Hard Drive HL-DT-ST 16x DVD+-RW Drive Dell 19" IN1910N Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem Realtek PCIe Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Realtek High Definition Audio
  24. Thanks for clearing that up. I was hoping it was an upgrade. I didn't realize this nvidia card was an old card. I just went to besy buy and picked the first nvidia pci-express card that I could find that was under $100. I can see some improvements with the new card already which is where my confusion was coming from. This card work better, but scores lower in one category. I guess intel is still up to their old tricks.
  25. Yes I have re-run the experience score several times. I will download riva tuner and see if everything is working.

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