Sorry for the delay, but my computer software crashed Sunday evening, and as you can imagine.......it's been a nightmare.
It is still at the shop, and will be until Thursday, so I went out and bought a used one from a very reliable source, and am just getting around to configuring and adding programs. I mentioned Generic PUP.a, and asked him to remove it if he has the time. If not, I'll try your advice.
Thanks for the help........I may revisit at another time, but considering what I've been through in the last few days and hrs. my other problem seems miniscule in comparison.
Notebook: AMD or Intel chip better for playing games?
I have received less than helpful information talking to salespeople at Best Buy and Circuit City about whether AMD chips are preferred by gamers.
Somewhere I heard, a good year ago, that gamers prefer AMD chip computers. Now I am shopping for a notebook under $800. for my cousin's 9th grade son. Although the purchase is for his school work, _not_ to play games, I have convinced his parents, without any effort, that being a kid, he will use the notebook to play games so this should be taken into account when a notebook is purchased.
I am going to get him either a HP or Toshiba, but it's the chip I need some comments on in making the decision as to which model. All my computers, desktop and notebook, have had Intel chips. Besides a statement in the past that gamers like AMD chips, all I know about them is that they are cheaper.
Maybe it's the lower cost of an AMD chip that makes gamers prefer them? So they can spend the money saved on other things for the computer (including a better monitor)??
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:
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. ;)
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?