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kd5

Anti-Spyware Brigade
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About kd5

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    Format Junky and
  • Birthday 08/15/1955

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    Male
  • Location
    Ohio, USA
  • Interests
    Computers, of course! Horror & SciFi books & movies, SNES & PS1 RPG's, and the neverending search for that ever-elusive 'perfect utility', whatever that may be.....Oh, and PC Pitstop! :)

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  • System Specifications:
    Aspire Turbo X-Pider mid-tower case w/4 case fans, Intel D865Perl motherboard, 3.4ghz P4 Northwood w/HT, 4 x 512mb PC3200 Corsair VS in dual channel configuration, 80gb WD Special Edition, NVidia GeForce 6600LE, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 EtherFast, Pioneer DVR-115D DVD+/-RW, Pioneer DVR-108 DVD+/-RW, Sony Floppy Drive, Sony SDM-HX73B 17" LCD Monitor.
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    PC Builders Club
  1. Happy Birthday kd5

    Thanks Guys! I kind of lost interest in being a tech geek when my business went down the toilet (thanks, smart phones!), got interested in DVDs and blu-rays, been collecting ever since. Been a decent life lately, being married has been a blessing. Good to "see" you guys from time to time. Take care!
  2. Happy Birthday kd5

    Thanks everybody for your Birthday wishes! Sorry I haven't been around much, I kind of swapped one hobby for another (computers for DVDs/BDs), have quite a nice little collection going on. Hope the Pitstop is doing well, as well as everyone here...
  3. http://download.cnet...e415&s_cid=e415 An excerpt from the article: Just so you know. -kd5-
  4. According to your test you have a 40gb 7200rpm hard drive in your computer which is contrary to what HP says was originally installed. It's good that whoever put the Seagate in there installed a 7200rpm hard drive. I still recommend doubling the memory. Updated versions of applications originally installed on your computer are assuming computers of today have considerably more memory installed, therefore they can write their applications with the freedom to use more resources thus requiring more memory consumption, so 512mb of memory doesn't go nearly as far as it used to. Back in the day I would recommend a minimum of 512mb of memory for Windows XP Home/Pro, in this day and age I recommend a minimum of 1gb for XP Home/Pro, potentially more for MCE. -kd5-
  5. It's always sad to see a computer manufacturer use a 5400rpm hard drive when a 7200rpm drive is probably just a couple of bucks more. -kd5-
  6. You really should double the amount of physical memory you have installed in your computer. According to HP the max allowed for yours is 1gb (2 x 512mb PC2700). I'd go for it. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00045562&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=228&product=375834&sw_lang= This may be just one part of your problem however. -kd5-
  7. Lot of folks still using XP Joe. Leave the Windows 7 tips for the next guy... -kd5-
  8. Recovering Docs off dead HDD

    The bolded sections are what makes me think the drive mechanics have failed. -kd5-
  9. Recovering Docs off dead HDD

    A professional forensic data retrieval company will probably charge a considerable sum of money to retrieve data from a defective hard drive and it sounds like the drive mechanics have failed in this particular instance. I got a call from such a company who wanted me to refer them in cases of forensic data retreival needs, but their cost was quoted as being from $700 up. Too rich for my blood. -kd5-
  10. Oracle Begs For Help

    So far I've installed 3.4.2 on several computers, now 3.4.3, everything seems to be fine. Thanks... -kd5-
  11. Oracle Begs For Help

    Yes, I saw that too, while I was there trying to figure out which one would be better. I take it that you have no personal experience with either? -kd5-
  12. Oracle Begs For Help

    Thanks Joe. Next question: There are currently 2 versions of LibreOffice available for download: v3.4.2, released Aug 1st, and (apparently) an earlier version released more recently, v3.3.4, released Aug. 17th. Which version is better? Thanks, -kd5-
  13. Oracle Begs For Help

    So, is Libre Office still the godsend/breath of fresh air that it was in April? Are there bugs that still need to be worked out? Is it a pretty decent Open Office replacement? I'm still using Novell Open Office 3.1-9, is Libre Office any better as a Microsoft Office compatible application? Does it open any faster than Novell's Open Office? Is Libre Office still recommended as vehemently as it was in April? -kd5-
  14. Looking For Beta Testers

    Careful with that ax Eugene... -kd5-
  15. You would stand a much better chance of getting the right answers if your thread was in the Custom PCs, case mods, overclocking forum. I'll move it over there for you and leave a redirect here so you can find it... -kd5-
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