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  1. It shouldn't slow down your raptor. Our school computers have maxtors (some of them at least, and all of them in the class i have 1st/2nd period), and you can't hear the drives at all. http://maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor/menui...dMax%20Plus%209 The drives that have FDB motors (quiet) are labeled on their site. Yours doesn't have one, so that's why it is loud. I believe all newer drives have FDB motors to cut down on noise so you shouldn't have a problem when you get a new drive. Check the model number on maxtor's site to be sure, though.
  2. 184 pin is DDR SDRAM. Any speed will work. what's the model of the computer?
  3. i have a 30GB maxtor, without a fan it's too hot to touch but the sensor said around 45C.I use a fan to cool it, and it runs at around 25C. http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=6Q7X0WT10RCSMDAR C: is the drive. It doesn't seem like "crap" when it's running cool/cold.
  4. every day at school i'm on a computer for around 100 minutes (2 periods), this morning i noticed the forum was down so i had nothing to do D: our school blocks a lot of sites (they blocked wikipedia, and they don't block half of the game sites out there, shows how bad the filter is), so i can't do much there. also, we can't run any programs (i'm sure you guys know ways around that..), so that gives us even less to do. both periods are pretty much free for me unless my teacher needs me to do something for him (i'm an aide). thanks bruce. just registered.
  5. You know what I mean.... http://apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=21
  6. I accidentally shocked myself with my power supply.. I was trying to stop the fan and didn't think first about what i was actually putting in the PSU to stop the fan (i used metal, wow i'm dumb), and then i shocked myself and my computer turned off. Luckily, everything worked fine besides the surge protector, so i just got a new one and a UPS. It was a really strong shock, but it didn't really do anything to me (felt that way at least), since i was fine a few minutes after. Grounding is good. A girl in my spanish class had one of those pens, i held my thumb on it for a while and got bored. :[ It was sorta funny at first though. I thought it was a real pen for some reason, and then remembered about those shocking ones.
  7. I have a seagate drive, it's good in one sense because i've dropped it too many times by accident (onto a hard surface) and it has no problems running. when i bought it, it only came with a 1 year warranty, and a few months after, seagate switched to 5 years :\ I have 4 maxtor drives that are fairly old but still work well. The SMART does not work at all on one though, and we didn't use that drive too much. I honestly don't see a problem with any of the top manufacturers HDs (maxtor, seagate, WD, fujitsu, toshiba). Maybe some individuals have had bad experiences, but everyone does with one thing or another, and that leads them to believe that the company sucks.
  8. LCDs don't need a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz. I don't know what a higher one would do, but it'd probably be safest to set it at 60 Hz. A refresh rate too high can damage the monitor, so maybe a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz for an LCD might be bad for it. KDL: I have an LCD and a CRT. I use a 60 Hz refresh rate on both of them. I don't understand why people use a higher refresh rate (75, 85, or 100 Hz) for CRTs. I can notice a slight difference (seems to respond faster) but that's about all. I'm sure you know, so i thought i'd ask there is some reason. Don't give me a straight out answer like "because of eye strain", since i used to sit in front of the CRT for many hours and it didn't bother my eyes at all (1024x768 32 bit 60 Hz).
  9. Post a link to your test results (be sure to get the techexpress link, not the link from the address bar).
  10. Nice. I hope other ISPs choose to upgrade theirs a bit. Most of the common/widespread ISPs will be slower, since they are everywhere.
  11. 5 down, 384 up road runner is crap for upload. Their "premium" uploads at 512, woo big upgrade. It's 7 in other places now. http://www22.verizon.com/FiOSforhome/chann...ot/package.aspx 15/2 for $45. If you're in tampa or some other place where they have it, get it.
  12. External drives won't perform very high because of USB limits. Try unplugging all of your USB devices besides 1 external drive and retest. If the hard drive was internal, it wouldn't have any performance problems. It should get around 30 MB/s. Remove these: Viewpoint Manager (Remove Only) Nov 14, 2005 Viewpoint Media Player Nov 14, 2005
  13. 939 supports faster cpus supports dual channel ram not sure if 754 supports SLi most 939s use the NF4 chipset, few 754s do. some other things, probably to do with hard drives and stuff (sata).
  14. I don't understand why 1.5x is the best. For someone that has less RAM, they are going to use more of their paging file, but it is going to be smaller than someones who has more RAM. If someone has 128MB ram, they would only have a 192MB paging file. For someone with 1GB, they'd have 1536MB, which is a bit large. I have 2 paging files, 64MB each, and it's working fine (the only time they run out is when i'm running programs that use a lot of memory). 1GB ram.
  15. Yes, as long as the 2nd drive is already formatted (if it has stuff on it, that means it was previously formatted). Set the first drive to Master and the 2nd to Slave. Guides (some may not be good though): http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=addin...cond+hard+drive Basically, all you have to do is open your computer (turn it off and unplug it first), then take your first hard drive and change the jumper settings to Master. Set the 2nd drive to slave, put it in the case, and attach the cables (IDE and power). It'll be detected after you turn the computer back on. Jumper settings are different for each drive. What are the models of both drives?
  16. For the DVD media, TDK, verbatim, and memorex are good. DVD burner - NEC or Lite-on (cheap and works well). If you want a good one, get an hp (lightscribe) or a plextor (best burner, also some have SATA).
  17. Disable windowblinds, that might be slowing it down. Also, close this if you don't know what it is: C:\Program Files\P4P\p2psvr.exe That could be slowing it down.
  18. An FX 5500 (128-bit, 128 or 256MB memory) would be the best.
  19. PCI for what, video? saying "PCI" is too general, since there are many PCI cards existing.
  20. It may be in "chinese" because you have a newer processor that pcpitstop can not detect yet. It seems to detect AMD 64s with newcastle cores fine, but not venice cores.
  21. You can also follow this: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress/howto1.asp
  22. http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=LHB6NWD370QSUGUUhttp://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=E7CDNWHH6KQSNJUU They were my friends' computers. He killed the 2nd one, and the HDs in the first one "failed" or something.
  23. If you install xp and some more ram, it'd be a decent internet PC I have a P3, but it gets random BSODs. It says something about the hardware, don't quite remember.
  24. all of that looks good. A sound card will give you better sound quality (usually not noticable, might be for games and stuff though), and will also increase cpu performance.
  25. same here. then i read and found out the truth
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