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  1. Yep, it's been awhile. Real sorry to hear about Y. When did this place change to PC Matic? I know it's the name of the software, but the forum too?
  2. According to CPU-Z, it's a ASUS X712DAP motherboard w/ a Ryzen 3 processor, Radeon graphics. I've done some preliminary research on the presence of Flex mode on this motherboard and found nothing useful...
  3. Howdy folks, been awhile. My question: Always before, in order for memory to be dual channel, there had to be 2 equal size/type sticks of memory in the proper slots. I now have an ASUS laptop with 4gb soldered to the motherboard, and another 4gb stick (replaceable). The laptop will hold a max of 12gb of memory, but I suspect that if I swap that 4gb stick out for an 8gb stick, it will no longer be dual channel. Is this still true? Am I also correct in assuming that even though I'll have more memory, the fact that it is no longer dual channel means memory performance will
  4. Thanks everybody! Been awhile. Since smart phones and tablets pretty much destroyed my computer repair business several years ago, my interests shifted from computers to DVDs and blu-rays. I still love computers but they don't occupy nearly as much space in my life as they used to. Movies, however.....
  5. IG & I had our differences of opinion from time to time, but he was an important part of PC Pitstop and I considered him to be my friend. He will be missed...
  6. 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
  7. 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-
  8. 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-
  9. Lot of folks still using XP Joe. Leave the Windows 7 tips for the next guy... -kd5-
  10. So far I've installed 3.4.2 on several computers, now 3.4.3, everything seems to be fine. Thanks... -kd5-
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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-
  16. Thanks Tx, got it! -kd5-
  17. The motherboard can handle 8gb of RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232 -kd5-
  18. That's exactly how this reads except where yours says partition(2), this says partition(1), (and Professional is Home Edition) and Window's System Properties still reports only 3.25gb of RAM. -kd5-
  19. I managed to get the /pae switch at the end of NoExecute=Optin (NoExecute=Optin /pae) and saved so it now appears whenever you look at boot.ini, rebooted, Windows XP still reports 3.25gb of the 4gb of RAM installed. This is ridiculous. Even M$ states XP should handle 4gb of RAM, so why can't I get XP to see it????? -kd5-
  20. Thanks for responding Bruce, but assume I don't entirely know what "in a console" means (which would be an understatement)... -kd5-
  21. OK, I've built the computer that has 4gb of RAM installed, XP Home (32-bit) only sees 3.25gb of it. The Ehow instructions do not work, entering /pae at the end of the noexecute=optin switch is not allowed, and no one ever explained what the [{ID}] in the bcdedit /set [{ID}] pae ForceEnable command (c/o the Microsoft article)) is supposed to consist of. The boot.ini on this XP install reads: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /noexecute=optin As you can see, the fastdetect and noexecute switches are reversed on this windows
  22. Unfortunately that didn't work. Thanks anyway, -kd5-
  23. The boot.ini lists the standard items for Windows XP, the same as my computer which has no Recovery partition or Recovery options whatsoever. [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect I'll try pulling the battery, reset CMOS, and see if that does anything. Thanks for your help everyone... -kd5-
  24. I know how to initiate the Recovery. All I wanted to do was decrease the amount of time that PC Angel established to press F10 to start it. 7 seconds seems overly long to me, all the recoveries I've seen established that time at 3 seconds which I feel is reasonable. This is not a Gateway, or an Emachines, HP, Compaq, Dell, or any other namebrand computer, it's a Cisnet ( ) that someone bought from Sam's Club several years ago, and it's F10 for the recovery. Oh well, I thought that someone might have known a trick to do this, apparently not. Thanks anyway, -kd5-
  25. Apparently, PC Angel has decided to give the owner of this computer 7 seconds to 'Press F10 for Recovery' which seems a little long to me. I'd like to be able to decrease that by 4 seconds, giving the owner 3 seconds instead of 7, thus decreasing the amount of time they have to wait for this computer to boot up (and minimizing the temptation to press F10 in the process). This being a Windows XP computer, I've looked in Startup & Recovery Settings, unchecking Time To Display Recovery does nothing. I've looked at msconfig and sysedit options, don't see anything there that might give me an
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