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Offline Chris M

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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #195 on: March 12, 2009, 10:10 AM »
Basically, I want to take the apple key from the Mac keyboard, and put it where the Control key is on the PC keyboard,


Should pop right off.

This is true Rob.  It should pop right off.  ;)

As a mac user (school district provides me with both a mac laptop and desktop) I found it a little confusing at first going from PC to mac, but just adjusted.  It's still not the same and in many ways I prefer the PC set up, but the Mac really isn't bad once you get adjusted to it...just takes time.  I know that doesn't really answer  your question, but I thought I'd toss my two cents your way.
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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #196 on: March 15, 2009, 06:12 PM »
Last week I ended up getting some sort of virus that caused my computer to want me to log on then right after that it logs me off.  I found a way to fix it online but I had to reformat my computer anyways because it looked like there was still some left over problems with it, my desktop background was some stuipid warning about "How mutil. Virus, Torjans horses and other threats where found on my pc" so I ended up deciding to reformat.

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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #197 on: March 15, 2009, 06:42 PM »
Hey guys, I'm looking at building a new home server for multimedia streaming. The goal of this server is to provide low power consumption, small footprint and be under $500 for the hardware. What I'm wondering is if I should go with this cpu configuration or go with something different. All prices are from NewEgg so any other suggestions are appreciated.

Shuttle SG31G2 Intell Socket T(LGA775) Intell Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo/Dual-Core/Celeron 400 Serial support Intel G31 barbone  - $194.99
2 Samsung 640gb 7200rpm SATA 3.0gb/s hard drives $59.99 each
G.Skill 4GB (2x2Gb) 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (pc2 6400) $43.99
Intell Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GB LDG 775 65W dual-core processor $72.99


« Last Edit: March 15, 2009, 06:45 PM by Master_Phruby »
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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #198 on: March 15, 2009, 08:05 PM »
Those look like good specs to me (processor, HD's, RAM, etc.) but I'll say that I've never had anything but trouble with Shuttle motherboards (dying, flaking out, etc.). I know you're going for small, and that is what Shuttle is all about, but I'd never get one. I can't say that I have something better to suggest though, either. They make pretty small mini-ATX cases now and the power supply will be just about the same.
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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #199 on: March 15, 2009, 08:36 PM »
I used to do on-set editing for Hasbro commercials using one of those.  It was set up with a canopus capture card for bringing footage directly in from video assist and then we'd do rough cuts of the spot while they were shooting. 

This was about 5 years ago, but in my experience the shuttle was a pain in the ass and pretty unreliable.  Then again, we were running it pretty hard and it probably could have been configured better.

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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #200 on: March 15, 2009, 09:18 PM »
Definately open to suggestions on mini-atx cases. They seem to rate pretty high on the site reviews for what its worth.
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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #201 on: July 26, 2009, 05:52 PM »
Hey guys, I was hoping someone knew the answer to this question.

I recently replaced the DVD burner on an older Gateway computer I had stored in a closet.

If I reformat the hard drive using the factory CD-Roms, will it recognize the new burner?

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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #202 on: July 26, 2009, 08:18 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #203 on: July 27, 2009, 09:46 PM »
Yes.

Gracias. I am going to give it a try tonight.

Edited to Add:

Thanks Chris. It worked like a charm. I added Ram and reformatted the computer. Oddly enough, it runs faster and smoother than my current HP. This Gateway is about 7 or 8 years old.
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Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« Reply #204 on: June 20, 2013, 02:08 PM »
John McAfee explains how to uninstall McAfee Antivirus software.

http://youtu.be/bKgf5PaBzyg
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