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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Nov 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 7,258
Posted By stevecn70
you can buy a $20-$30 gadget at the hardware...

you can buy a $20-$30 gadget at the hardware store that you can hook between your cord and the wall and it will tell you how much watts something is using. Mainly used to help find high wattage...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Oct 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 7,258
Posted By stevecn70
The results for memory are messed up in that app...

The results for memory are messed up in that app so be aware of that. Use task manager or dxdiag if you want to know your true memory usage/availability
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Oct 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,211
Posted By stevecn70
If you want to monitor CPU, RAM, Network then try...

If you want to monitor CPU, RAM, Network then try these gadgets: Add Windows Vista Gadgets (http://addgadget.com/)

They are the lowest CPU using gadgets I've found for those tasks. On my...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Oct 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 71,294
Posted By stevecn70
yeah, just depends on your preference and need. ...

yeah, just depends on your preference and need. You you are a gamer, then 32 bit is fine for now. There are only a handful of 64 bit, multi-core games out. I myself do a lot of stuff and I'm...
Forum: Graphic Cards 06 Oct 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 3,549
Posted By stevecn70
I can see just behind the popup image that it...

I can see just behind the popup image that it says "standard VGA Graphics adapter" for your video card. This means Windows is using a generic driver for you video card. Install the proper drivers for...
Forum: Customization 06 Oct 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 8,864
Posted By stevecn70
You have to edit the registry to get the...

You have to edit the registry to get the customize tab back:

(OPTION TWO) http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/16336-user-folders-change-default-icon.html

For the contacts folder it is key:
...
Forum: System Security 06 Oct 2009
Replies: 43
Views: 12,231
Posted By stevecn70
I'm not a big microsoft lover but I do tend to...

I'm not a big microsoft lover but I do tend to stay with the built in products as long as they do the job. It seems that MS products are more reliable with the MS OS, use less overhead and get...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Oct 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 20,497
Posted By stevecn70
These explanations above are pretty much wrong in...

These explanations above are pretty much wrong in many areas. If you see (usable) when you go to the computer properties, it is because either you have that check box checked in MSCONFIG or your...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Oct 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 71,294
Posted By stevecn70
64 bit applications require more ram than 32 bit,...

64 bit applications require more ram than 32 bit, Including your OS. Windows 7 64 bit uses about 300-400MB more memory BASE just to run over the 32 bit version. So if you don't have a good amount...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Oct 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,211
Posted By stevecn70
Do you have any custom gadgets or just the built...

Do you have any custom gadgets or just the built in ones?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 02 Oct 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 11,125
Posted By stevecn70
I've seen 6.0 on my computer at one point. And...

I've seen 6.0 on my computer at one point. And I've seen about 7 with raid stripping drives. 7.9 with stripping SSD's
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 02 Oct 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 11,125
Posted By stevecn70
the WEI isn't completely worthless, It does...

the WEI isn't completely worthless, It does scale based on your benchmark results. However, I like to run WINSAT at the command line to get the actual real world numbers.
Forum: Gaming 01 Oct 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 15,629
Posted By stevecn70
The games explorer stuff is stored here: ...

The games explorer stuff is stored here:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Oct 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By stevecn70
You can try microsoft security essentials, it is...

You can try microsoft security essentials, it is free:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/
Forum: Software 01 Oct 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By stevecn70
MS Security Essentials is released now

It is out of beta, runs in native 64 bit, which is good. Of course runs 32 bit as well.

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Oct 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 11,125
Posted By stevecn70
I have a velociraptor 150 and mine is 5.9 too, I...

I have a velociraptor 150 and mine is 5.9 too, I think I hit 6.0 at one point but it just really depends on what you have on your disk already. Try going to the command prompt and type in: "winsat...
Forum: Customization 30 Sep 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,832
Posted By stevecn70
How big is the space you are talking about? Mine...

How big is the space you are talking about? Mine is barely half an icon
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Sep 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By stevecn70
Add 2G more of memory for $30 and not worry about...

Add 2G more of memory for $30 and not worry about the page file.

But if you don't want to do that, then it really just depends on the speed of your drives. As mentioned before, Sata I is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Sep 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By stevecn70
My Memory Score is pegged at 7.9 with a transfer...

My Memory Score is pegged at 7.9 with a transfer rate of a little over 25k MB/s I'm not sure how fast you need to be to peg out at 7.9, probably around 10k somewhere. Those numbers are kind of...
Forum: Customization 28 Sep 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 50,643
Posted By stevecn70
You can't add custom folders to the right side of...

You can't add custom folders to the right side of the start menu, only the left side.

You can however set your User folder to open as a menu instead of a link and it will expand out and you can...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Sep 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 8,411
Posted By stevecn70
Just make sure you have seperate accounts set up...

Just make sure you have seperate accounts set up on the machine, make sure the account you want to restrict doesn't have admin rights. Then go to the permissions of that file and make it so "users"...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Sep 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 12,752
Posted By stevecn70
All SATA devices show up in that list because...

All SATA devices show up in that list because they can be stopped and removed from the computer. There isn't anyway to not make them show up.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Sep 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By stevecn70
This thread is kind of pointless, it really...

This thread is kind of pointless, it really depends on how much memory you have and what kind of cpu you have to determine the % usage. Everyone is going to be different. Especially with...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Sep 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 26,030
Posted By stevecn70
wmpnetwk.exe is for streaming you media files to...

wmpnetwk.exe is for streaming you media files to other computers on your network. For example, I have my main computer in my computer room and I stream my music and videos to my media center. If...
Forum: Gadgets 03 Sep 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 11,457
Posted By stevecn70
I can get you a setup to see 8 cores but not...

I can get you a setup to see 8 cores but not utilization of each whole CPU seperately. I don't think windows does that, if you can't do it in the built in performance monitor then it most likely...
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