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  • Started 6 years ago by Scott
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Welcome Tracey, I wish you "No computer problems", but if you do have em, we are always here :)

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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The best place to buy computer and audio/video cables is http://www.monoprice.com where they make good quality cables that are very inexpensive.

This old thread still has some good data in it, but would be hard for new members to find. It would make a nice wiki page though....

Posted 5 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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This was sticky for a while but interest waned. Let's try again with the same simple mission as the OP.

Posted 5 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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Scott, that OP had a great idea. Perhaps interest waned as folks waited for the OP's other great suggestion that these links would be "reposted in reference format". Hence my suggestion of a wiki page. If no one else gets a round tuit before I do, I will take a stab at a wiki page and post my progress in the Wiki Discussion forum.

Best place to get codecs and DirectShow filters for Windows: http://www.free-codecs.com/

Posted 5 years ago
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whs
whs
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Since we are reactivating this page, let me add my favorite shopping site. This is not a single company, but a repository where a lot of reputable sellers post their current specials. So it changes all the time. I check it nearly daily. It is mostly hardware and gadgets, but there are also other sections, e.g. automotive, furniture, beauty supplies, etc.. At the bottom of the page you can select by product category or vendor.

Posted 5 years ago
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madmacs
madmacs
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My favourite sites for gaming/overclocking/hardware articles are:

Tom´s Hardware
The Guru of 3D
Bit-Tech

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Scott
Scott
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Of all the financially related sites and blogs I read daily (dozens), one stands out. For anyone with even just a passing interest in markets, do yourself a favor and read this, The Big Picture

I don't know him and have never met him, just thoroughly enjoy his style, even if many of his recent posts/links are worst case scenario.

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seanbean
seanbean
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Here's a useful one if you want to upgrade your RAM but don't know your DDRs from your DIMMs:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.aspx?cpe=CHAWKuk

Either download the tool, or enter your machines details.

Posted 5 years ago
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LH
LH
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As much as I like Crucial, it is not always 100% correct in it's evaluation.

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madmacs
madmacs
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Sorry to say, the only time I ever used it, it crashed my system!! (Vista U. x64) Although I´ve seen many posters pointing this way!!

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BobJam
BobJam
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See http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

Posted 5 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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Bob, please read the original post! It says: "Please submit only one or two at the most..."

Maybe you would like to start a thread called "Post Your Entire Bookmark/Favorites List". :-)

Posted 5 years ago
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BobJam
BobJam
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Oooops . . .

Actually, my entire bookmarks list is MUCH larger . . .

Posted 5 years ago
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BobJam
BobJam
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Maybe I've saved somebody some work. If I had read that thing correctly, I would have saved myself a lot of work.

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Scott
Scott
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BobJam,

Just so you didn't waste your time, submit your entire list (I can't move the above post) and I'll make it sticky on the OT.

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cas34
cas34
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For a full and comprehensive list of Windows Vista Services running on your PC you can find what you need here:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/service411.htm

Also an excellent guide to tweaking WIndows Vista and learning everything you need to know about Vista there is an extensive guide to be found here. It has great explanations and also links to software to perform anything you will need (most of which is free):

http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

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Scott
Scott
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On second thought, yes i can and did. I've edited your post. See http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

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madmacs
madmacs
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A great site for comparing graphic cards and their stats is Gpureview

Posted 5 years ago
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Scott
Scott
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Thanks for that one Matt, I was able to confirm that for an old card, my nVidia 7900 is rated very high.
http://www.gpureview.com/GeFor.....d-394.html

XP-Vista-7 looks beautiful although gaming is not my forte. It gives me the highest rating on my WEI score, see the 7 thread.

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LH
LH
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Sugar. I'm still trying to get my 7900 to stop using shared memory :(

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