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Windows 7: Questions About my PC and upgrades

16 Jan 2011   #31
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
I would like to get a graphics card that is like this one. But I am not sure if this one will fit into my computer. I can not seem to find the size of it anywhere.
Here is a google search that should help you (in more ways than one...):

H577QT1GD length - Google Search

Judging by the 3rd result down, it's just over 9 1/2":

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You seem to be very entusiastic about computers, but aren't quite sure what to do about it. Throwing money at it is not the answer, as you don't really know what your needs are or how they will be served by what you are buying.

Information is free. Knowing how to find that information is critical to your interest. Google is a great place to start. Use it. Learn how to use search terms. Experiment with different terms to find what you want. It's simpler than you think.

For instance, within seconds of reading your post asking about the length of the card, I searched google with the terms H577QT1GD length (h577.. being the model# of the card). I didn' really cull through the results, but reading the first 3 'blurbs' turned up information. If I was really interested in that info, I would then check other results for verification.

I'm not telling you this because no one wants to bother with giving you answers, but because of your stated interest in learning and using computers to make a career. And, it's also easier on you to find answers rather than the 'post and wait' routine.

The old addage applies:
"Give a man a fish, he eats today, teach him to fish and he eats for life".

If you wish for knowledge, you don't have to glean it one post at a time. Learn to fish. Google is an excellent place to start. And, since you've already been to Newegg, you have a great resouce just by reading user reviews. You can learn loads about the product through user reviews. And pick up other technical information as well. Many resources out there for those (like you) avidly seeking to learn. The Seven Forums are a great resource, but there are many more.

James




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17 Jan 2011   #32
Chiumiento

 

I was trying to search for the card the same way with google. But I was just having a retard spell. I seem to have them very often. I just could not think of that one simple word length. I was using size. Witch of course was popping up with memory and all that other stuff I didn't want.
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17 Jan 2011   #33
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
I was trying to search for the card the same way with google. But I was just having a retard spell. I seem to have them very often. I just could not think of that one simple word length. I was using size. Witch of course was popping up with memory and all that other stuff I didn't want.
A natural mistake. Changing search terms will often find what you need. Keep at it. You'll learn much more by starting with learning efficient methods of searching for information. It's the platform by which you can educate yourself on almost any subject. A key part of your education, so to speak.

James
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17 Jan 2011   #34
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

A subscription to a good PC magazine wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

Since you live in the US, Chium, I recommend Maximum PC magazine. I've subscribed to them for almost 6 years now and they teach a lot. Go pick one up at just about any store that sells magazines for $9 (subscription price is $15 for the year, I think, $1.25 an issue) and give it a read. You'll find yourself keeping a good majority of them.
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17 Jan 2011   #35
James Colbert

 
 

Agree re: PC mag. You can download past issues in pdf format here:

PDF Archives | Maximum PC

James
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25 Jan 2011   #36
Chiumiento

 

Thank you both. I really like this tip. I would love much more of where this came from. Thank you all very much.
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25 Jan 2011   #37
James Colbert

 
 

If you're referring to the Max PC pdf issues, they go back to 2004 if you follow the 'page' bar at the bottom of the page. 9 pages of monthly issues for years. That should keep you busy for a while.

James
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26 Jan 2011   #38
Chiumiento

 

Hey I just got my new HDMI to DVI cord. So I could use my emerson TV as a high def computer screen. I seem to have things looking okay I guess. I have tried messing with all the catalyst controls a little at a time used the adjust calibration on the computer it self at the same time to match all up. But I can not seem to get my writing to look as good. I know it is because the screen is coming in way better and a lot clearer so I can see all the fine details and little stuff. But how do I fix this. I would like to get my visual to optimal performance. That was the whole point of getting a HD cord to use instead of VGA. I also have clear text turned on also. Maybe I have just done that thew wrong way. Did not select the right text for it to choose the right setting for me. My picture's look great. But my writing kind of like there is a skip or two every couple words.
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26 Jan 2011   #39
James Colbert

 
 

A couple of thoughts:

1) Are you running at the native resolution of the TV?
2) Do you have Clear Type turned on? Type 'clear type' into the help and support window for info.

James
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26 Jan 2011   #40
Chiumiento

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
A couple of thoughts:

1) Are you running at the native resolution of the TV?
2) Do you have Clear Type turned on? Type 'clear type' into the help and support window for info.

James
1.) AM not sure exactly what you mean. I have the recommended resolution on yes, Other than that I am not sure what you mean exactly

2.) Yes, That what I meant when you turn it on it asks you 4 times to pick one paragraph out of multiple ones. Maybe I just picked the wrong ones so it set it to the wrong settings? I did try it 2 or 3 times.
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