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  1. Excellent homework, Petite! So I take it that Microsoft told you that the other person must also delete you as a contact then? It must be such a hassle getting all those contacts a day! Maybe you should think of creating a new account (but that might be just as much hassle....) Anyway, I might just email MS and ask them why this happens. Thanks for the advice all. :beer:
  2. Thanks for the suggestions... Hiryu, I want to delete the contact so that it doesn't appear in any of my lists, Allowed or Blocked. Shadow4173, I'll try just that. Let's hope it works... :beer:
  3. Thanks, but I tried that already. Although the contact name is gone, it still remains under the Tools, Options, Privacy tab (in my blocked list). It doesn't matter whether I put it in the Allowed or Blocked list, it's always there. Very strange that MS won't let me delete a contact entirely. Oh well, hope someone can come up with a solution. I should mention that I tried re-installing it but it seemed to remember everything...
  4. I have MSN Messenger 7.0.0816 and cannot delete a contact in my blocked list. When I right-click the contact, a context menu appears with several options available. However, the delete option is greyed out, whether it's in the allowed list or blocked list. How can I delete a contact from this list? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Here, have a look at this. My doctor used it once when I told him I was underweight. He laughed (not in an unpleasant way) and showed me the Body Mass Index. I'm sure you've seen it before. I've posted a link from the British National Health Service, so you can be sure that it's accurate. Having provided this link, let me say that you shouldn't base any major lifestyle change purely on what this chart says: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/interactivetools/bmi/default.asp
  6. Thanks to everyone for your continued advice and words. This site saves me from insanity time and again..... Background I've decided that an AGP 8x will fit in my 4x slot so that Dell guy can go for a walk (somewhere dark and lonely). I have checked the Dell forums which have a lot on this very subject (did a more specific search). Although it is US based, the information should be comparable. There are many Dell users with a 250W PSU, some of whom have problems with a 6600GT card and some who don't. It seems as though it's a gamble if you get one of these cards with a standard Dell PSU. New problems My PC has now restarted twice by itself, both times when I've just switched it on. I don't have any spyware on my system, so I think it's an overloaded PSU! I have just installed a program called CDSpace, which makes CD images on my HD. This may be the culprit, as Belarc Advisor tells me that it is a SCSI host adaptor and according to a power wattage calculator I used, this consumes 25W of power. I may be wrong about this, but here is the link to the calculator, you may find it interesting: http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ Conclusion I don't think ebuyer.com would take back a good card, just because my system can't handle it. They might say they will, but change their mind. I don't want to risk overloading my PSU with such an expensive card - it may work fine for a while, then suddenly decide to play up. I have decided not to bother upgrading my video card. I shall resign myself to saving for a PCI-express system, which will be better in the long run. Thanks once again for your advice. I shall be back in the future to pick the collective brain. :beer:
  7. I've just spoken to someone from Dell and he told me that an AGP 8x card will fit into my AGP 4x slot but that it won't work. First question (sorry for the rehash) I've always understood that 8x is backwards compatible to 4x, but he said that was NOT the case. What's going on? I'm not a tech-head so this new information has me in a spin. Second question Also, regarding the PSU, a Dell-appointed 3rd party salesman told me that any other non-Dell PSU would "blow my computer up" (his words). Okay, so a non-Dell PSU might not work, but is this really the case or is he doing his sales talk on me? I was looking at these PSUs from ebuyer.com. Providing they are internal ones and the right size, can I use one of these? http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...&subcat_uid=177 Sorry if I'm proving annoying, but I have no other info source available to me that I can trust. Hopefully, treeh0rn
  8. Just to go back on JackeL's point about the Dell PSU - I have checked Dell's site and cannot find anything related to upgrading my PSU. I'm getting worried. Does anyone know if I can use a generic PSU for my Dimension 4550? Will an external PSU get around my problem?
  9. Yes, I have sent an online query and am awaiting a human response, rather than the automated one I detailed earlier. That will surely confirm for me. If they don't reply, I'll phone them and hope the operator understands English (it's a long story......call centres abroad)
  10. Thanks for pointer. I hope I don't need one but it'll be less of a headache for me to replace a PSU, even if it costs me more to do so. I'm going to check up on that - in the meantime, if anyone thinks that I DO need a new mobo please let me know ASAP. I am on the verge of ordering the card, but my logical reasoning cortex is telling me to just double check that I'm not about to make a huge mistake. Yours Sincerely, treeh0rn.
  11. You guys are the best! My excitement is reaching a climax! New card here I come! Sorry if I sound like an unbeliever, Allen, so you're absolutely sure (as much as possible anyway) that my existing mobo is okay? I got an automated reply from Dell online about a minute after submitting my request, which went on about distinguishing between integrated and AGP graphics. It implied that this was the only thing I had to worry about. I know definitely that I have an AGP slot, so this means I'm in the clear, right? (PSU issues notwithstanding) (Brothers in Arms here I come!!! )
  12. Sorry I was typing my last reply as you guys made new posts. I shall update: I have a DVD drive, a CD drive and 1 80Gb 7200RPM hard drive. A customer review on Ebuyer states that he managed to get the card to work with a 250 PSU, even though the card maker suggests 350W. Even if it didn't work, it would be no problem getting a new PSU - my main concern is mobo incompatibility. Do you have enough information to confirm that the more powerful card needs a new mobo? Where can I find out? From Dell? Would their customer care line know what I'm talking about? I don't think they can speak English sometimes - or even understand me in the past. Sorry, was getting worked up about Dell again. Anyway, just to reiterate, how do I know if I need a new mobo or not? Thanks for your attention guys/gals. :beer:
  13. Thanks for the reply. I have been looking at Ebuyer.com and have wittled down my choice to either the ATI 9800 Radeon Pro (cheaper at £116) or the 6600 GT (big difference I know at about £150). So is my mobo okay with either of these cards? If it isn't, that will affect my ability to buy the more expensive one, if I have to upgrade my mobo (or God forbid, my whole system!)
  14. Okay everyone, I'm hoping you can help me out here please. Right, I've never gone inside my PC before except to add a RAM card once before - please bear this, and my lack of knowledge, in mind when offering your advice. I wish to upgrade my crappy nVidia GeForce 4 MX420 to a better card - probably a 6600 series, although my question applies to any new graphics card (I was horrified to discover that Brothers in Arms specifically does not support my card). Anyway, does it matter what motherboard I have? Will a new card work with an older mobo? I have included some information about my system in case it is relevant. It is taken directly from the shopping basket description I printed out when I bought the PC 2.5 years ago: "Intel 845PE chipset with support for 266MHz DDR RAM and 333MHz DDR RAM. Support for Intel Pentium 4 processors with 533 MHz system bus. 4 PCI slots and AGP 4x slot " This has been edited to provide you with what I think is relevant information. A full test results can be found here http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=7CDXMWEY3NRSAR16 Please have a look and tell me if I also need to upgrade my motherboard too. I hope to get an AGP card as I don't have a PCI-Express slot. My friend recently upgraded card and had to buy a new mobo - I hope I don't have to. Many thanks comrades.
  15. Okay, I'm hearing you loud and clear. Consider this post resolved (for the time being). I'll be back next year with an update and to pick the collective brain on this site. Many thanks to all.
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