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Q: IE9 Question

I currently use Opera 11.50 as my default browser, but keep IE9 on my PC for certain websites that don't "play nice" with Opera.

Although IE9 seems to be much-improved over previous versions, there's still a few things that annoy me; one being when I hover my pointer over a link, a white box pops up in the lower left corner with the link's web address. I've been searching in the tools menu for a way to turn it off, but couldn't find any.

Anyone know if it's possible???

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A: IE9 Question

this only occurs when the status bar at the bottom of the browser is turned off. Right clik an empty space next to the home icon and turn on the status bar, there is also a setting in the internet options concerning what to do when you hover over a link....
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A:Solved: Windows 98 and/or 98SE-question about burning CDs, is there a record tab etc-Question

lol, you answered your own question, windows 95,98,98se,and ME don't support cd burning, except with 3rd party software. When you purchase any of the NT systems (ie: xp, NT 4, Server 2003, 2000 PRO etc...) all have the NT kernel which if you look during your install say " Windows (whatever version) is built on NT technology" and "You now have built in CD burning" soon and perhaps with the upcoming service pack 2, it will start coming with DVD burning capability.

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A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

I am also using Dell Dimension 3000, and I upgraded all Video Card, RAM and PSU already, so I think I can help you a little bit here.

First, which games do you want to play? Because if you want to play newest games, then I'm sorry, you will have to buy a whole new computer. X1550 and 2gb of DDR RAM won't help you anymore.

Second, as far as I know, X1550 is the best for PCI now, but X1300 is really slightly behind. Many people believe they are the same. You can easily buy X1300 from newegg. You bought mine with $20.00 cheaper from eBay, but I guess money is not really your problem anyway.

Third, I have used X1300 and FX5500 and didn't see any problem with Dell Monitor at all. The only thing you need to be careful if you decide to buy X1300 is that there are two kind of X1300. Don't buy the Small Factor version because it is made for special kind of computer, and it won't fit into your case. The one you should buy look like this:

Fourth, even though many people suggest that we should only use Dell PSU because the other PSU won't fit into the case, I am actually using this one of Antec:
It fits perfectly.
And yes, PSU upgrade is a good idea. I believe my system is working very well, so you should have at least 350W PSU. DON'T buy cheap PSU.

Fifth, you may knew already since you've used cruical website to figure out. However, just keep in mind you need to buy DDR RAM, not DDR2. This is another bad news, because DDR RAM is way more expensive than DDR2.

Last but not least, you said: "I'm upgrading strictly for gaming", so I highly recommend you to buy a new computer. You're going to upgrade PCI video card, DDR RAM and PSU, and if you just spend couple of hundreds more dollars, then you will own a much better computer.

Anyway, I love my Dell Dimension 3000 and have been living happily with it. I can play games like Counter-strike, Lord of Rings, or Neverwinter Night.... easily. I also have only 1GB of RAM: . So you won't make a wrong choice either way.
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A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Google your PC and said you have a 250 Watt power supply (may be true or not but hey..its Cnet that said it) On Newegg it said that the 1550 needs a 420 watt or greater...From those numbers well...You'll need a new power supply. Or you can just upgrade =D
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Thanks in advance

A:Solved: CPU Compatibility question & Intergrated Graphics question

FRom what i can see the cpu will work with that board, 2nd > yes you can install a video card. What wattage and make is the power supply?
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A:Logitech 5.1 surround question and soundcard question IDT and Realtek

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A:Case fan question and other power connections question

If you connect them to your mobo then it will be able to monitor their speeds via the yellow wire. If you connect them to your PSU it doesnt matter which 4 pin molex connector you fit them to as they all join up inside the PSU. Another option is to buy a fan speed controller and plug them into that, the advantage is that you can control the speed and therefore the ammount of noise they produce, the more expensive controllers can also monitor speeds and temperature(s).

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A:Fire Wall Question and Registry question

As far as firewalls go, I prefer a router. But Ive used zone alarm
in the past, worked pretty well, do a google, there is a free download.

You should have started another thread on the topic of reg cleaners.
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A:Windows RAID 0 question performance question

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Thats the link to it if u neede to know what on it was.

Thanx if u can help me....

Title edited. Please use proper titles for your threads.

A:Power Question ( Dumb Newbi Question... )

Measure your current PSU, compare with the new one (looks good). They are all pretty much alike size-wise nowadays, and should fit straight in.
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A:SLi Compatability Question and Wattage Question...

Yes, they should work since they are both GTX 970's. The Corsair HX 850 should also be enough, each card only draws 145 watts of power, you want at least a 500 watt PSU for a single card system and around a 750 watt or better for an SLI system.

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A:Overclock question {Nub question}

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A:Software RAID question, and NAS box software question


Regarding your questions, first I want to say that RAID 1 is not a viable backup solution. Its only purpose is to allow a system to continue to operate with a hardware failure of one of the hard drives until that drive can be replaced. It is imperative to have the data on the RAID backed up elsewhere.

If one drive fails, the controller will warn you so that you may replace the bad drive. It knows which one.
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If you use dissimilar drives, the array size will be equal to the smallest drive and it is not guaranteed that all combinations of drives will work together. You may experience constant rebuilds or worse.

I cannot comment on how to get your system up from tape. I have never used it. With other backup methods, there is usually boot-able media that allows recovering the operating system.

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I doubt if a different NAS could use the disks should the box hardware fail. You may be able to get the data though, by connecting one of the disks to a system that can read the file system used by the NAS.
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As you can see, there is no substitute for a good backup scheme. RAID is not it.
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RAID is good in servers where continued operation is a necessity. I gave up using RAID 1 years ago. To me, since I have no urgent reason to keep the data available in real time in case of a drive failure, RAID 1 is just a waste of drive space.

I use this space for backups of critical data.
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It's best to use two identical sticks of RAM in your system.
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DDR RAM is backwards compatible by standard. So the faster stick will just runŽat the speed of the slower one.

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The above link will take to to download AIDA32 - once you download, it will tell you the motherboard make/model. Without knowing the exact make/model of your model we cannot tell you with 100% certainity what CPU it will take.

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We don't help with circumventing school restrictions. Closing.
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See here for information on SP3.
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What do you mean not working? Whats the error message?
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Everybody has a horror story about an experience. And mostly it's just because these devices are made pretty cheaply and often just give up after a year or two.

With that said, I've been extremely happy with my Linksys equipment. I've had a BEFSR41 and a WRT54G2 for the past 5-6 years.

These devices are very simple to setup. Especially the hardwired computer. You simply plug it in and it works. With the wireless, you just have to setup the SSID on the router and the WEP/WPA key on the router and put the same thing on the wireless computer and it should connect.

I use G myself and haven't seen a need for a new N model.
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I believe it stands for Experience.
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A:Help please 64 bit question

Hi biertonco, and welcome to the vista forums

On vista x64 you should have both a Program Files and a Program Files(x86) folder

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A:RAM question

DDR2 PC2-6400 @ 800MHz whether in dual channel or not is still PC2-6400 regardless of the model number.

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Brand new??

Try the following to speed up the laptop:
Remove extraneous preloaded software (bloatware): most of the Toshiba software & any trialware such as Microsoft Office or anti-virus software: Revo Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
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Per your stated use for your pc, no you wont see any difference.

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A:Question. :/

Quote: Originally Posted by Seefour

I'm new to Windows 7, installed it yesterday.

I installed the 32 bit version on my C: drive but later decided to install the 64 bit version as well on my D: drive as that would allow me to utilize all of my 4GB RAM.

Now my question is, does this affect the overall system performance? Also, the drivers that I installed for my 32 bit version, will work on my 64 bit version as well, right?

If not, can somebody link me to the 64 bit drivers for;

Dell Inspiron n5010 with these specifications:
Intel core i3 M 350 2.26 GHz
ATI Raedon HD57401

Thanks a bunch to anybody who could help me out.

1-you can only run one system at a time having the other on the HD does nothing in terms of performance problems.

2-32 bit drivers dont work on 64 bit.

3-you can get 64 bit drivers from the same place you got 32bit (]

Dont expect miricles. Remember 64 bit will let you use all 4 gigs but will use much more than it allows you to use. It is more resource intensive than 32 bit

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DDR just doesn't fit into plain SDRAM slots and you can damage your computer if you try to force it.

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This tool tells you what the pci devices are
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A:Question about RAM

Originally Posted by lordvader

I have Alienware 64 bit Vista
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can i buy 8gb & install on it
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I've tried to get some info for you but can't. I suggest you go to the Alienware Support Area :- Alienware: Client Services Support Area and ask them direct.

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