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To: Lynn who wrote (59888)10/14/2008 11:10:17 AM
From: thecow
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AMD was the gaming leader a couple of years ago. Intel then came with their dual and quad core chips and buried AMD. The current crop of Intels is much more popular in the gaming community.

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To: Lynn who wrote (59888)10/14/2008 11:50:03 AM
From: shadowman
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Having built a couple of desktop gaming computers the last year or so (for other people) I agree with thecow. AMD had the gamers for a few years but the newer Intel chips have won them back.

I'd add that a good video card (no onboard video that shares the pc's RAM-memory) is just as important as the processor...IMO....when it comes to gaming.

Here's a decent overview of what to look for in a gaming laptop. Read from "GRAPHICS, GRAPHICS, GRAPHICS
" down.

bizwaremagic.com 

Usually kicking up the gaming performance of a laptop does add to the cost.

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To: thecow who wrote (59887)10/14/2008 12:35:34 PM
From: Neeka
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Thanks!

My biggest challenge now is getting my two vonage lines to work while keeping my wireless router and new computer connected. I'll be calling them this morning.

I'm also attempting to transfer MM Money and Quickbooks files from my external hard drive (thankfully I back up weekly) to this computer and not being very successful.

I have to get my free McAfee program installed and also have to set my ff settings and download my favorite accessories and extensions.

I know it's going to take days to do all of this....so off I go..

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To: Lynn who wrote (59888)10/14/2008 2:14:47 PM
From: LTBH
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Lynn

Ignoring the notebook portion of your question (see my PS) .. IMO, any recent processor chip will handle TODAYS games. The most important gaming component for a current build is the video card. The second most critical is a power supply large enough to handle the processor/graphics card, while the third most critical is what is the heat output from these items and how well your case/fans dissipate such.

I highly recommend you read the 3 PC buyers guides (actually for build your own) found on the left orange bar under buyers guides on the following link:

sharkyextreme.com 

I believe the reading will provide you valuable insight into all the selections for various PC components.

Luck
LTBH

PS a notebook is usually NOT part of a "gamers" setup .... Heat, slow, heat, slow, poor graphics selections. BTW did I mention heat and its slow.

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From: Neeka10/14/2008 3:33:51 PM
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I've asked this before, but didn't bookmark the answer.

So.......setting up new computer, and need to know.....

How do you set your computer to remember the place you left off on threads on SI? There's a color code system that can be set. Mine shows purple for already read posts, and blue for posts I haven't read yet. I've had to log off several times today while configuring my new computer and downloading programs and it never remembers where I've left off on the threads.

If someone can tell me I promise to bookmark the page. ;)

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To: Neeka who wrote (59893)10/14/2008 3:52:45 PM
From: thecow
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Sounds to me like you've got your browser set to clear cookies and/or personal data every time you close it. That deletes cookies which is how the site knows where you have been.

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To: thecow who wrote (59894)10/14/2008 6:07:11 PM
From: Elroy
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I've got a problem with Excel, Powerpoint and other MSFT applications that when I open Excel, then select File/Open the Open box appears, but if I try to select the pull down Look In: tab, it takes up to 1 or 2 minutes respond and show me the options of where to look. I don't know why this is so slow.

Anybody have any idea why Excel would freeze on a pull down Look In: tab?

Elroy

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To: LTBH who wrote (59892)10/14/2008 7:25:38 PM
From: Lynn
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thecow, shadowman, and LTBH: Thank you very much!! Your information was quite helpful.

Before I read information via the URLs you provided, I'm thinking that it's back to what I normally get in a notebook--Intel chip.

I'll start reading tomorrow night. Tonight, it's finishing up my taxes.

Regards,

Lynn

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To: thecow who wrote (59894)10/14/2008 7:32:44 PM
From: Neeka
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I fixed that earlier...thanks.

Now I have another question.

F3 usually opens a little search box that lets me find specific words in a doc or on a page. This computer is not set up to do that. How do I activate that feature?

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From: nnillionaire10/14/2008 7:46:01 PM
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TC,

I installed and started using a new USB Wireless N network adapter last week. Ever since, a message box pops up saying,

"The systen has detected a conflict for IP address 182.168.1.105 with the system having hardware address 00:1C:DF:12:7B:9A. The interface has been disabled."

This window continues to pop-up throughout my Windows session, and is getting annoying. I'm sure it has to do with some software conflict with the old USB wireless-G network adapter, but I can't figure out how to uninstall the old software or (driver) as it does not appear on the Add/Remove program list in Control Panel. Thoughts?

nnill

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