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General Memory Slot Configuration Question

Q: General Memory Slot Configuration Question

I just recently purchased a 1gb stick of Kingston ddr400 Ram for my pc.

Currently i have 2 x 512mb sticks in my 1st and 3rd slot of my MB. I currently use the Asus A7N8X-D Board. 3 Memory slots total. What would you suggest me to do for the order of my memory or does it even matter ?

Slot 1 : 512mb
Slot 2 : Empty
Slot 3 : 512mb

Eventually going to be 3gb Memory but Im not the best in these types of configurations.

Thanks ahead of time guys.

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A:General Question about Memory Usage

its proberly because you have used almost 170GB what you can do is defrag the disk that should hopefully speed up processes

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/general-question-about-memory-usage-148718.html
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I have checked with my computer manufacturer and they state that my system will accept 1GB.
 

A:Ram memory configuration question

If you're existing memory is clocked @ 266mhz than you may indeed be able to use the PC2700 333mhz memory but it will run at 266mhz. It really all depends on your motherboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ram-memory-configuration-question.714680/
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A:Question about PCI-e slot below dual slot video card

My opinion ...

Yes, setting up like that will have an impact. The air flow to your GPU will be restricted so it will more than likely run hotter than it did. It may still stay withing recommended specs, but it will run hotter.

The motherboard has onboard sound (Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ), any particular reason why you don't use that? Onboard sound is perfectly good for gaming and the like now, its not like older machines where you needed a dedicated card for decent quality. In my opinion, you only need a dedicated card if you are doing a lot of detailed audio work (mixing, remastering and other specific audio work). This would totally remove the issue.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-pci-e-slot-below-dual-slot-video-card.1092148/
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Hey all,

Does it matter in which order PCI cards are arranged on a motherboard?

I have a 4 PCI slots (1 being closest to the processor) and they are filled as follows:

Slot 1 - Video card
Slot 2 - empty
Slot 3 - Sound card
Slot 4 - modem

It is an Intel D845GLLY board, and according to mfg specs, the SMBus is routed to slot #2. Should I put the video card in this slot, or does it matter?

The rest of the specs of the machine are:
1.7Ghz P4 processor
1GB SDRAM 133
BFG Asylum GeForce 5200 OC 256MB graphics card
SoundBlaster LIVE! 5.1 sound card

I am trying to squeeze every last bit of juice out of this thing to get my newer games running better. Yes, all the drivers are up-to-date, BIOS is optimized, etc.

Thanks all, this is my first post here, and I'm looking forward to getting some good info, and sharing what little I have.

Cheers - Jones
 

A:PCI slot configuration and SMBus

Wow, with the quality of some of the posts I've read here, I am surprised nobody stepped up to the plate on this one...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pci-slot-configuration-and-smbus.385276/
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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.

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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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/group-policy-configuration-and-computer-configuration-question-613064.html
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A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

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Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
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Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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yes or no ?? will this have a bad effect on the computer ?/ any info is appreciated
 

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A:General Comments On Building A Strong Security Configuration

Great advice based on experience and, as you say, it is crucial the attitude of the user.
There is no security software that protects the user from himself.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/general-comments-on-building-a-strong-security-configuration.49656/
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A:Memory Slot

You are probably lucky if you didn't kill the whole board. The slot is most likely toast. If you were brave enough to try another stick in the same slot, it may not work, or it may burn-up something else. I don't think changing the slot is really an option. Motherboards are not exactly repairable items.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-slot.201712/
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A:Broken memory slot

How long can he go without a laptop?
That is a big project. You will need to be a master with a solder gun. Just getting the old part off without melting the motherboard will be an adventure. There are a LOT of pins.

First you will need to find the Brand and model # of the motherboard. You can use CPU-Z for that - it will list the info on the third tab.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/334046-broken-memory-slot.html
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A:550-126 where is memory card slot

Hi, Very interesting. The following link shows its specs:     http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c04875975 It has 7-in-1 multimedia card readerFigure : View of memory card readerSupports the following cards:Secure Digital? (SD)Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)SDXCMemory StickMemory Stick SelectMemory Stick PROMemory Stick MagicGateWith Front I/O portsUSB 3.0: 2Headphone: 1Microphone: 1and Back I/O portsFigure : Odense back I/O panelUSB 2.0: 2LAN (Ethernet)HDMI: 2USB 3.0: 2Audio: Line inAudio: Line outAudio: MicrophoneI believe it is at the front but where. What is your card ? Is it on the list above ? Regards. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/550-126-where-is-memory-card-slot/td-p/5690390
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A:I Can't Find Other Memory Slot

Hi: If you look at the illustration in chapter 4, page 52 of the service manual, it appears that the memory slots are stacked on top of each other. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03762978

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/I-Can-t-Find-Other-Memory-Slot/td-p/5655384
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A:Memory slot smoking

Please place your system specs, that way we could help you easier.:
System Info - See Your System Specs

The beeping noise, is it a one long beep? Or is it accompanied by another long or short beep?

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A:¿maybe my memory-slot damaged?

The memory module might be faulty or motherboard might not support 512M modules
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/%C2%BFmaybe-my-memory-slot-damaged.4775/
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A:MEMORY Stick SLot???

Try updating the drivers from here, search for your memory device.
http://www.sonydigital-link.com/mems...n#ms_downloads

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/memory-stick-slot-35672.html
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A:Can't find my memory slot !!!

look at the manual or call the manufacturer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-find-my-memory-slot.335960/
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A:External Pc Memory Slot

Your actual data is not stored in the memory, its stored on the hard drive. And it's very easy to connect a hard drive to any other PC, there are many adapters for this.

Here's a version that simply connects a drive, either SATA or PATA(IDE) to a USB port without any enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

Here's a version that basically converts the drive into an external drive that you can safely use that way: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388017
This one only supports SATA hard drive with a connector like this: http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&s...dsp=35&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:28,i:160&tx=102&ty=76

More enclosures to choose from: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=92&name=External-Enclosures
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-pc-memory-slot.1064760/
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A:need help with memory stick slot

It is likely that the two aren't compatible.

What model Dell do you have? The type of adapter that you need depends on what slots your Dell has.

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A:memory card slot

Put a card in it and:

Look in Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager

Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" and see if a USB mass storage device is listed.

Also look to see no yellow ? or ! are shown, indicating missing drivers.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-card-slot.533573/
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A:Maximum memory per slot?

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com will provide that answer for you.

According to crucial





Quote:
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/142569-maximum-memory-per-slot.html
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A:Bad Memory Slot in IBM T30 Laptop

"readyboost" is a feature only available for Vista, where it can use a USB memory stick as an alternative to paging back to the hard drive, it's not really in place of RAM.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bad-memory-slot-in-ibm-t30-laptop.635364/
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I have been building computers for years and never found a reason for the placement of the memory slots on a motherboard. If you look at a board that uses an Intel CPU, the slots used are1-3 and/or 2-4. If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4. Does anybody know why this is? No, I'm not trying to make a better motherboard, I'm just curious enough to finally ask.

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A:Memory slot placement

'If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4.'

refer to the MSI K9N - which see;

http://www.bosamar.com/K9N/review.html

Dual channel with slots 1/3 or 2/4.

Assuming that you installed 2 Gb in 4 modules of dual channel ram and it is used from byte 0 to 2047 linearly, then assuming that the average 2 Gb ram install running XP uses about 50% of the Ram running avg8 (as example), you would get heating in ram modules 1 and 3 and none to speak of in 2 and 4.

Thus, heat separated components and better cooling.

My opinion.
 

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A:Fried memory slot, help

You not only fried the memory slot, you have damaged the motherboard
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/fried-memory-slot-help.128594/
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Hi, It has: 1 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slotSupports single-channel memoryDDR3L-1600-MHz Single Channel SupportDDR3L-1333-MHz Single Channel Support (DDR3-1600 downgrade to DDR3-1333)Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1) Source: 3rd manual on the following link, page 2        http://support.hp.com/my-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/6545564/model/7169754/manuals and the answers: (a) Yes (b) only one. Page 65 of the manual shows you part number and how to install RAM Regards.

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would i need to change the bios setting, or do you think that the second memory bank is down.
 

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A:Solved: bad memory stick AND slot?

Yes, that could be possible.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-bad-memory-stick-and-slot.1011709/
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A:XC-704 Expansion Slot & Memory Upgrade

Ok, Sorry looking up the model at Kingston and a couple other sites didn't show your computer and seeing I hadn't seen any I was confused. Based on what I have found maybe a Model from other country.  With that said it looks like it comes with 2gig DDR3L Ram and is Upgradable to 8Gig Also looks like yours comes With 1 PCI Express x16 Slot. I am not sure with the PSU and with that slot if you would be able to upgrade to a different Graphics Card. GPU and size of case would put a huge limit on what could be able to fit...  James

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http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=k8n_neo4_platinum

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Yes it is. It is not possible to install standard PC and server memory, I've never seen a system of any brand which supports such a configuration. Officially, the Z400 supports only ECC unbuffered memory modules.However, it will also run with standard DDR3 RAMs, unsupported only means that HP Customer Service won't help you.There are some reports that even 8 GB Modules work, but that's another story, 24 GB runs fine. Mixing different types of memory is generally a bad idea.Use either ECC unbuffered (which is recommended) or non-ECC, preferably six identical modules.DDR3 are relatively cheap, even those with error checking and correction. Good luck  

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A:Won't boot into windows with 2nd memory slot filled

hi what happens when you put the 512MB stick in slot 1 and the 1gb stick in slot 2? kinda surprised your running win7 64bit on just 1.5 gb of ram.

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Welcome sannallett,
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my question are:
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A:Burned memory slot on Asus P7H55-M

7ryota said:





1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrentyClick to expand...

I guess so, have you ever tried to establish the communication with the motherboard maker yet? Many of them has it own support lines that can provides the RMA informations.






7ryota said:





2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..Click to expand...

How? Did you actually force it to be seated in backward position? Look closely at the notch of RAM, they can only go one way, and you can feel the pressure of installing the ram if it goes in wrong way.
 

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A:PC Resets - weird memory slot issue

Assuming the RAM is correct for your PC go into BIOS and set DRAM or RAM or whatever your RAM is listed under to Auto, reboot and see if that helps. ALso, make sure that you have the RAM in the correct slots for DDR (probably the two blue as you stated).
 

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Hi Anandani,
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http://dell.to/1IlNMpd
Please let me know if this works.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19646017
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A:Vaio locks up unless Memory Stick is in slot

Hello SunBoss

I am happy to report that I have solved the identical problem you describe involving system hang on the Windows XP splash screen and the yellow memory stick light turning on at that point. Similar to your experience I could boot in safe mode but no way to get into a normal boot. As this was a client machine on a limited budget I could not waste a lot of time and contacted the client and got authorization to do a full system restore figuring it would eliminate any software issues (conclusion based on ability to boot in safe mode it seemed reasonable?). Much to my surprise after a full factory restore from the OEM restore DVD the symptom was still there, in fact the restore could not complete because it required a full normal boot to finish the restore. So now I was really perplexed, no way it was software (given that the drive had been fully erased and reformatted), so that only leaves hardware and the memory stick module seemed the likely culprit and on a hunch I tore the bloody thing apart (keyboard, rear hinge cover, and all screws from bottom of the case) which allowed be just enough clearance to get inside and remove the ribbon cable from the memory stick module and presto the problem is resolved and unit now boots normally and I am in the process of bringing the system back up to current standards with all the updates, etc, and have already done multiple reboots with no problems. So I suspect you will find similar results once you go through the difficult task of tearing it apart as our symptoms were identical.

Trust me it has nothing to do with virus or malware activity, it is an actual hardware failure!!

Good Luck

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/memory-stick-pro-duo-in-laptop-sd-card-reader-slot-it-is-even-possible-i-need-help.662784/
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A:110-151BR - Memory Card Slot Not Functioning (Bran...

I FINNALLY figured it out; here is the fix:As of October 5 2016 - Problem Resolved.  The Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer is set-up and configured differently than most computers on the market by other manufactures. When you insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) into the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer socket ? you must insert it ?upside-down? in order for the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer to properly read it.  Most other computers by other manufactures ? you always insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) right-side up with the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) top text/main-side facing you.   But Lenovo wanted to be a little different I guess. Well anyway ? everything is working fine (no additional drivers needed) ?. again just simply flip the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) over/upside-down and insert. (END)
 
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A:is the system memory slot basically provided for au003tx is ...

@sree_parimi? The slot may have a Samsung memory stick in it but you could install any name brand in it. DDR4-2133 Dual Channel Support (DDR4-2400 bridge to DDR4?2133) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250 REO

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A:Toshiba A135 2nd card slot, no memory recongnition

cant find your lappy on toshiba site , same thing happened with me and was the bios update i needed so re check its the correct update
have you tried 1x2gb and 1x what you took out??
 

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A:Filling a 3rd memory slot of a Dell B Series desktop

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A:PCI slot question

Yes it certainly can. You could have a electrical issue with the slot, it could also be dust build upl. You may also want to check the modems in a differnt PC as well in the rare cause you had two bad ones.
 

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Sure sounds like the socket is bad, or the memory controller. You may have to live with a single DIMM in the bottom slot.
 

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A:Intel® Turbo Memory Card on Mini PCI-Express slot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NoN


I was wondering as I've got 2 spare slot Mini PCI-Express free on my laptop, if such Intel Card (ITM) could fit inside...This technology is quite not expensive actually.

The mini PCI-E is very ease to access under my keyboard and it just have to be inserted, and at system reboot, Windows7 will recognize straight that card and the proper Intel Turbo drivers.

It does act like "Windows ReadyBoost" & "Windows ReadyDrive" under 7 and Vista...so the system will load faster....boost the disk cache, load faster Apps & perform battery improvement.

Work on "Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset familly" & "Mobile Intel 4 Express Chip Familly".

-1 gb (RD, RB, no software pinning),
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Any experience in return? or it is just like inserting a SD Card in the Card Reader to Ready Boost?

See also this Post:
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EDIT:
Looks some of you (threads) seems telling not bothering about...gimmick stuff for geek guy!?!

That's just annoy me having spare mini Pci-e slot, as i won't install an expensive 3G card (I don't need it either!)


With 4 gigs of ram any sort of boost program isnt going to help much since it wont often be used.

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Free up the start-up, nothing except the antivirus is usually needed.
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Hello,
Regarding your ipod, it will charge normally, and thus sync normally. But, regarding your external hard drive, normally, it won't work without the AC Adapter, you should have mentioned what kind of external hdd ( 2.5' or 3.5" ). However, concerning the hub, you should make sure that the usb hub should be a powered hub in order to make the ipod (for example) charge while connected.
 

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A:Simple question: Anything else plug into x16 slot besides vid?

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A:TC-705-EB53 expansion slot question

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A:Question about AGP slot/graphics card

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In a previous thread, it was mentioned that "....If you do, you can do a clean reinstall and use the key on the COA certificate to activate Windows...". I am assuming in my ignorance that this is the 'product key'. Does this imply that I can use a windows disk (of the same rating i.e. win7 32 bit for example) and activate that copy with the COA certificate on a machine, or is this not the way to go about it. It's not urgent, just something I would like to clarify should it ever be needed.

Thanks,

Illiterate.

A:Using the COA key - general question

Yes, you can reinstall using the product key on the COA for your licensed version ...
See step #6 in this tutorial for a more detailed explanation with a picture ...
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello,
 
So basically a friend of mine's Skype was compromised by some people and they were mass sending a picture of an old man from Google images titled "crazy.jpg." I accepted the transfer through Skype, but I didn't open it. I simply deleted it and recycled it because he warned me on the phone. I am scanning my computer using Malwarebytes. Is it possible that I am keylogged or RAT'd? I know this may be a dumb question, but I would like to know.
 
Thank you.

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Since we don;t have a general computer tread I'll ask here cause you guys in this area know more than I do.
Is it a good idea to shut down a computer each day or should I just leave it running or put it to sleep or something else?
I've heard different things everywhere, and I've been curious for a long time but I never asked.

A:Just a general on and off question

Hi-

From the hardware perspective,(i am no hardware guy though ) it depends on the computer , i think, as in servers are built to be on for longer periods of time, while home computers- probably not.

Though from the software point of view, i like to shut it down or put it in sleep mode. though while i do use sleep mode a lot (too much) at night, i try to get in a occasional restart, as it rids the system of all those little software bugs that occur along the way and build up the longer the system is on (or that's why i restart it )

Regards,

Mark

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What is the feeling of the experts on this forum, about the  Hirens CD. Is it a good idea to burn a copy of it for general use, or is it too advanced?

A:General Question

See Wikipedia .
 
This tool has nothing to do with General Security, topic moved to All Other Apps.
 
Louis

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Hello,
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My cousins live in America Chicago....
and they are not in contact with me...

I have thier home address and thier telephone numbers

I am wondering is there any way to find their email address.
any website or any other idea.

A:general question

There's always the "low-tech" approach..........call and ask them. :>


Unless they posted it on a public web site, there's not really a "national directory", per se.

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A:general question

Im not sure what you want to do? Can you be more descriptive?
 

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I just don't get it... I was almost banned from the school computer system for being on one like what the hell?

A:General question...

They just didn't know DOS was the only interface before Apple came up with window interface and Bill Gate gets rich.

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A:General OS question

I've never heard of Windows NT Professional. Are you sure you're not thinking of Windows 2000 Professional? There are two versions of Windows NT 4.0, Server and Workstation.
 

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A:just a general question

post the sound card and graphics card you have
These programs will help identify the hardware
The program is freeware called EVEREST Home Edition v1.10 and can be downloaded from http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=product&view=1&subpage=5
or http://www.belarc.com

post the make/mode of PC
Dell and Gateway both have this available for there products
 

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