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Q: Font size

Internet Explorer 8 - How do I increase the size of the text in the address bar
(http//: line)?? I have a WIN 7 Home Premium, 64 bit PC. The text is tiny & I have vision issues. Firefox is great - I can change the font size in the address bar with no problem. But not using Internet Explorer 8, WHY - HELP!!
Thanx, peteandallie

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A: Font size

IE doesn't have this feature. The only solution is to change you screen resolution (lower pixels). Negative of this is everything is larger and more stuff goes off the page.
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A:Incorrect memory size

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I'm just answering this part:

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Even if you replace the drives in a RAID array, the array itself is not automatically resized. Your RAID management software may have an option to resize the array to fit the new (bigger drives). If this is not the case, then you have to delete the existing and and recreate it from scratch.
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This would make a total of 3GB and totally populate the MBD with 4 sticks.

I spent$70 (if I get the rebates) for the new 2GB of memory.

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A:Full size of 160GB HDD not recognized when formatting with Win XP-sp2

127 GBs is a lot anyway, isn't it......?

Just kidding, don't get all bent.

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Whats up?

im sure i saw a fix for this somewhere i just cant remember where it was.

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A:SATA HDD not being recognised at actual size

Hi Goldengypsy and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

Isnt this something to do with having to have SP2 installed in XP so that the drive is recognised as the correct size.?

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questions first

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A:Memory size, BIOS or system info??

most laptops contain integrated video which means the video card "steals" system ram for it's own use. That's why it is vital to always maximize ram in laptops. 1. You increase battery life and system speed. 2. you have more ram leftover even after video takes some of it.

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A:HDD size compatibality.


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A:Recommendations for RAID 0 Stripe Size

Originally posted by Phantasm66
My question, to all of those with a home RAID system, is this: What stripe size did you use?

Please bare in mind that the partition created from this array is going to be used for CD and DVD rips, DivX encoding, downloading large files to. Therefore, I am tempted to stray away from the suggested notion of pick the smallest stripe size possible because I will not have a lot of small files on the partition which will occupy this array.Click to expand...

Ok, I don't have any experience with RAID arrays, but lack of experience hasn't stopped me for giving my .02$ before, so why start now

Given the information you gave us, bigger strip size is GoodTM

You actually gave the answer in the text from Anandtech:

Now let's move to the same array with a 1024KB stripe size. When writing a 4KB file, the RAID array in this case does essentially nothing. Since 4 is not divisible by 1024 in a whole number, the RAID controller just takes the 4KB file and passes it to one of the drives on the array. The data is not split, or striped, because of the large stripe size and therefore the performance in this instance should be identical to that of a single drive.

Reading back the file results in the same story. Since the data is only stored on one drive in our array, reading back the information from the array is just like reading back the 4KB file from a single disk.

The RAID 0 array with the 1024KB stripe size does better when it comes to the 8192KB file. Here, the 8192KB file is broken into eight blocks of 1024KB in size. When writing the data, both drives in the array receive 4 blocks of the data meaning that each drive only has the task of writing four 1024KB files. This increase the writing performance of the array, since the drives work together to write a small number of blocks. At the same time reading back the file requires four 1024KB files to be read back from each drive. This holds a distinct advantage over reading back a single 8192KB file.Click to expand...

As the array will contain many large files, you'll get the best performance with the largest strip size... Any small files will only get the performance of one drive, but as you won't have many of those files (if any, why care too much about it?)

And with the average mp3 size being 4mb, you shouldn't see any slowdown of the array...

Whereas if you set the size smaller, you'll get the same scenario as below...

This pretty picture changes into a nightmare when we try to write the 8192KB file. In this case, to write the file, the RAID controller must break it into no less than 4096 blocks, each 2KB in size. From here, the RAID card must pass pairs of the blocks to the drives in the array, wait for the drive to write the information, and then send the next 2KB blocks. This process is repeated 4096 times and the extra time required to perform the breakups, send the information in pieces, and move the drive actuator to various places on the disk all add up to an extreme bottleneck.Click to expand...

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I then set it to "Manual" but it is set by the ISP to 1492Click to expand...

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[I believe this should be in another part of the forum...]

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Every help is appreciated.

A:Memory size problem

Found my answer here:
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if you are running XP do you have Sp2 installed?
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you should just set the BIOS aperature to 128 MB, since your card only has...128 performance increase if you set it higher...since aperature is just an opening and your Video card won't even go at 256.
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See the Drive Manager in Computer Management.
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