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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Louisaz
Good thoughts. I used our small cannister vac...

Good thoughts. I used our small cannister vac which has plastic fittings. The Q-tips are not an issue and artist's paint brushes with wooden handles and natural or synthetic bristles shouldn't be a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Louisaz
Ah, the artistic approach... I believe...

Ah, the artistic approach...

I believe I've seen some mini-vacuums that might work. Getting into the crevices of the CPU heat-sink is a chore. I would think that compressed air would also be...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
Very clever...

Very clever...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Louisaz
Have you cleaned you pc lately?

I purchased my Dell Vostro about 3 years ago. It has an Intel Dual Core E6550 2.33Mhz CPU. I loaded Speccy a few months ago and recently noticed that the CPU temp was about 50 C. I also noted the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
I have lost HDDs at the office and at home. If...

I have lost HDDs at the office and at home. If you don't have a cloned HDD to replace the dead puppy, you're facing many, MANY hours of replacement and reloading software. It's madness not to have...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
Hmmm...Robocopy. Let me look into that. I like...

Hmmm...Robocopy. Let me look into that. I like the idea of automated backup so that the when the primary HDD fails (which it will eventually do) you have CYA and your redundant HDD is current.
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
Agreed. I'll use Windows 7 Professional to...

Agreed. I'll use Windows 7 Professional to create incremental backups of the image I've already created. Just for grins, I downloaded, installed and tried Casper ver. 6.0 (trial version). No...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
Have you considered one of the cloning softwares...

Have you considered one of the cloning softwares with incremental backup. It seems to me that having an external, cloned 3.5" HDD that is easy to backup (and take with you) may be the way to go. I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
I've been looking into Paragon, Macrium, and...

I've been looking into Paragon, Macrium, and Casper. They all look like they can make a clone of a HDD, which IMHO is very desirable. I know from many hard-won experience that HDD are finicky and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Sep 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By Louisaz
Reflections on RAID 1 for Win 7

Is RAID 1 (2 mirrored disks) a reasonable and logical safeguard? Given the reasonably low cost of large capacity HDDs and the fact that they WILL fail, I think so.

RAID 1 configuration will create...
Forum: System Security 02 Aug 2010
Replies: 29
Views: 4,040
Posted By Louisaz
In the past few years, I've used AVG, AVAST,...

In the past few years, I've used AVG, AVAST, Spyware Blaster, etc., etc.

About 6 months ago I went to MSE. IMHO it's superior. It updates automatically, scans on demand or when scheduled and...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Aug 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Louisaz
Probably not a bad idea. Thanks. Louis

Probably not a bad idea. Thanks.

Louis
Forum: General Discussion 02 Aug 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Louisaz
I used a program and checked the combined wattage...

I used a program and checked the combined wattage for the proposed build and it is under 250 watts. I assume there is a surge during a cold boot, but what should the factor of safety be?

Louis
Forum: General Discussion 02 Aug 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Louisaz
I like your logic! So why don't I simply add...

I like your logic! So why don't I simply add another 4GBs of RAM and call it a day.

I'm a 67-year old retired Architect. Occasionally, I'll play with AutoCAD and Sketchup, but as I am no...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Aug 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Louisaz
Ken, Barefoot Kid, and WHS, Thanks for...

Ken, Barefoot Kid, and WHS,

Thanks for input...

I'm thinking that adding another 4GBs of RAM will be the thing to do -- if necessary. The size of the typical AutoCAD (LT) and Sketchup files I...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Aug 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Louisaz
Will Windows 7, 64-bit HOG RAM?

On another forum, I was advised that my proposed new PC build could create a memory issue if I go with Windows 7, Professional, 64-bit version. Specifically, I plan to use the configuration (below)...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jul 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,677
Posted By Louisaz
Let's see if I have this: 1. Operationally,...

Let's see if I have this:
1. Operationally, there is no difference between the retail "full" version and the OEM for PC builders.
2. Both version come with a disk and user key.
3. The OEM version...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jul 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,677
Posted By Louisaz
Excellent. The website you included is most...

Excellent. The website you included is most helpful.

Thanks,

Louis
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jul 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,677
Posted By Louisaz
Thanks for that very helpful reply -- which begs...

Thanks for that very helpful reply -- which begs a second question: Would there be any reason WHY I would want to have BOTH 32 and 64-bit versions?
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jul 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,677
Posted By Louisaz
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM version

I am about to build a new home PC and will be installing Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM version. I am a longtime XP SP3 user and look forward to having a Windows 7 system.

I am concerned that...
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