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Lost My Lower Case B

Q: Lost My Lower Case B

When I try to use the lower case B it does not work, only if I use shift and upper case. It must not Be the keyboard or the upper case would not work. Short of reinstalling windows how do I fix it?? In case you are wondering, the word keyBoard I typed with a capital B and the spell checker changed it. I do not have a clue as how to fix this. TIA

A: Lost My Lower Case B

If it's only the one key, I'd still suspect the keyboard, whether it works with shift or not. Is it possible to try another to make sure?

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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I start up my computer and after the windows logo loads a message pop ups that says: lsass.exe system error- an invalid parameter was passed to a service or function. I am not sure how to fix this since I can't log into windows in either normal or safe modes. any help to solve this would be greatly appreciated.


A:lsass.exe (lower case L)

If it's "lsass.exe" with a lower case "L", then it is a virus in the Sasser family, most likely. You'll need to scan it with a good antivirus either by using a boot CD with an antivirus on it or take your drive out and hook it up as a secondary drive in another computer. That should get you back up and running. You may have to do a repair installation of Windows after you've scanned it.

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The lower case L on my computer has gone berserk. It will not function correctly in Windows. When struck nothing appears. However, if the caps lock key is activated and the shift key is held down, the lower case L works. The upper case L and all other keys work fine.

This is only true in Windows. Iím running Windows Pro 2000 and in the Windows login screen, lower case Ls can be typed in both the user name and the password fields. As soon as Windows comes up, it stops working.

I have tried three different keyboards, reloaded Windows 2000 and the keyboard software but the key still fails.

I would appreciate any help.

My computer:
AMD Athon Processor
AT/AT Compatible
256 MB RAM
The keyboard is a Microsoft Internet Pro PS2 (Brand New)

A:Lower case L does not type

You say that you have tried different keyboards, and that outside of windows the lower case L works, so the only thing that I could think of (and it's a long shot), is that when Windows has loaded (and any startup programs as well), a process or program has changed the mapping of the lower case L to perform some other function.
Have you tried booting into safe mode? This should stop any non-Windows programs from loading. Give this a try and see what happens. If the L works normally, then you need to see what programs are being loaded (in normal mode), and remove them one at a time (restarting and testing each time).

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A:Upper/Lower case swaps


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I am having a strange problem with Windows XP. After I reboot my computer, I will open some programs, and do searches on the internet. I will a type in small letters with no problem. Then, all of a sudden, whenever I attempt to type a lower case letter, the computer will open the My Computer section. This does not happen if I use capital letters. , right now I him having no problem typing small letters, but I will have problems later. I would appreciate any comments.

A:Problem with lower case letters.

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I tried to open an attachment in windows live mail and a small box appeared with a blue i and I can't get it off the middle of my desk top. It's icon is at the lower left and when I left click on it 3 boxes come up and will not close when I click on close all windows. what is this and how do i get rid of it?

A:small box with blue lower case i

Can you take a screenshot of them?

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I just upgraded my 8 year old iiyama monitor for a new Dell monitor with a bigger screen with higher resolution - oh and I have got new spectacles. I had replaced the capacitors twice in the iiyama (having to keep jabbing the "On" button to get the current surge going) as I don't care for these new wide screen type monitors but I had to get updated eventually.

Anway, with my fantastic new monitor, I now notice that on both the Desktop (of Vista) and in Winodws Explorer all the letters "i" and "l" have an almost imperceptible red fringe or hue. How weird is that?

This happens whether I use the VGA or the DVI cable connection.

Amazingly, this issue was raised by wguru and Saga Lout on this forum 18 months ago but it is not clear to me whether anyone ever came up with a solution. The possibility of a virus or registry corruption error was mentioned but I did not understand whether this was ever proven.

I run about 3 virus programs most days and I woudl be devastated if I unknowingly had a virus. It is difficult but not impossible to believe. Having said that, I have occasionally tweaked the Rgeistry e.g. to get rid of "klingons".

I suspect I have had this issue a while but only with the new monitor has it become noticeable.

Any suggestions on what to try next would be appreciated.

As a newbie, first poster, it seems that I am prohibited from sending a PM to wguru or Saga Lout.

A:Solved: Why are lower case letters i and l red fringed ?

check for updated video drivers and reinstall them
in the device manager uninstall the video card
reboot tapping f8 and choose low resolution mode
when windows finishes rebooting
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer

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Iam Using, ASPIRE E 15, E5-571-31HF, i purchased from india, and upgraded windows 10, now my caps lock is not working for lower case letters, but if press SHIFT key, going on LOWER CASE, it is very problem for my office work, any one know solutions for this issue ?

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is there any way to make excel know the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters? for example, as far as i know, A=a, B=b, etc.

i want to know if it can tell that A=A, a=a, and A<>a

thanks to anyone who knows

A:upper-/lower-case differentiation in excel

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Hi I changed all lower case of "city" to Uppercase "CITY" USING Find and Replace. But when I tried to change the same "CITY" to "city" it didn't work. However I did get the message we have made 12 replacements but not even one "CITY" was changed to "city." When I tried to replace "CITY" with another word in lowercase, it replaced the different word but in Uppercase. Please help this novice in word. Thank you.

A:How to change words in Uppercase to lower case

Hello Mike, thanks for your reply. No I am not using Excel but Ms Word 2016. I think I found the solution to my problem. Find and Replace is case sensitive. Therefore to change Uppercase words to lowercase one has to go to "more" option and check the box "Match Case." I did that and I was able to change all "CITY" to "city" using Find and Replace.I hope this may be helpful to someone. If anyone has other solutions to this problem please do post it.Your novice in MS Word

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Iam Using, ASPIRE E 15, E5-571-31HF, i purchased from india, and upgraded windows 10, now my caps lock is not working for lower case letters, but if press SHIFT key, going on LOWER CASE, it is very problem for my office work, any one know solutions for this issue ?

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Everyday I upload some files to my website and to simplify my website operations, I use the same filename and just upload a file with new information every day. The case of file extensions is of no consequence to Windows 7, but it matters to my website. I want to standardize on one case and it doesn't matter which as long it's the same all the time. I have one app, the snipping tool, which seems to generally make files using uppercase, but I have some existing files that are lower case. I have tried to get rid of the lower case extensions by deleting the file and then recreating it with the same name. When I do, Windows changes the case from upper to lower. If I simply create a brand new file with no previous instances of that file in existence (as far as I know), then the default case is upper. How does one go about converting all existing files of a particular type to a standard file extension case, be it upper or lower.



A:Change file extension upper/lower case

Not sure you can as Windows is case insensative, but have you tried doing it from a Command prompt, enclosing the filename.ext in double quotes as "filename.ext"?

If that doesn't work, maybe a two step process would.

ren "FileName.EXT" FileName.EX"
ren "FileName.EX" FileName.ext"

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Every time I launch Earthlink Taskpanel it changes in my home page addr to

Prior to launch I check it via 'ctrl panel', 'internet options' and it is as I want.

NOTE: in anticipation of soon installing Trend Micro Internet 2008, I uninstalled WebRoot Spysweeper days ago, but this particular problem has existed for months. I currently have only KAV7 installed and running.

As I type Trend micro 'HouseCall' is running.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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I'm searching across thirty-some Word documents in one folder. How can I specify a search for words with specific case requirements? I'm looking for the word "lesson," not "Lesson," and I want to see what files it occurs in and where those occurrences are.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to use Word itself to search across multiple Word files. Word's search is a lot easier to use.

Again, thanks.

A:Searching for upper- or lower-case words in files.

The only program that I'm aware of and am 100% certain can do case sensitive searches is GREP... but that requires doing it at the C:\ prompt.

But then again... I don't use Word for anything but term papers.

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I have a weird problem on an XP Home system that was brought in for repair.
When you turn it on, it comes up with a message. The upper and lower case of the message is switched as shown. The periods are shown as music notes! (I have shown them as as %)
If I attempt to go thru safe mode, the options for safe mode, safe with networking, etc, com up - with the same upper/lower case lettering. Choose safe mode option and you get the same message as sbove.

I booted with the XP CD to attempt repair, came up with a different error message.

I am stumped! I would assume a virus, trojan, etc.
I know I can pull the hard drive and format it in another system, then go from there, but trying to avoid that if possible!

Any thoughts on what has caused this issue?


A:Upper And Lower Case Switch - Music Notes As Periods!

Since you're familiar with yanking the hard drive - how's about yanking it, installing it in another system, and doing an antivirus scan of it from the "clean" system?

Depending on the virus, you may need to do a repair install - do you have the original XP installation CD?

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When I try to change the case from upper to lower or vice versa of filenames n windows explorer, the changes are not accepted. Also, adding or deleting of spaces in existing filename words is also not being accepted. I have admin privileges.

Thank you for help.

A:Can we change the upper/lower case of filenames in Windows Explorer?

Hi Seymoria, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Filenames in Windows Explorer are not case sensitive. This means that for Windows, the filenames ThisIsMyDocument.doc, THISISMYDOCUMENT.DOC and tHiSiSmYdOcUmEnT.DoC are all the same, the file would be found and can be referred to using any of these or any other combination of upper and lower case letters, as long as the name itself stays the same.

Therefore, if you have a file document_1.doc but you'd like to change the first letter to upper case D, selecting rename and changing the first d to D does nothing. Windows simply does not understand it, for it there was no change as the first letter did not change.

You need to work around this by renaming the file first to something else, then rename it again to Document_1.doc, this time using the upper case D. I use a neat trick here, changing the first letter from lower to upper case: I select rename, delete just the first letter of the filename, the one with lower case, then rename again this time entering the upper case first letter.


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I have an HP Envy Touchsmart 17 inch laptop.  The primary problem is the left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mount. This caused the left side to separate from the upper and lower case. 

A:Left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mo...



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Windows 7 Home Premium
HP All-in-One 299

Hello all,
In the lefthand section of the desktop lower panel, There were a number of icon shortcuts for opening programs.
"Start", "Windows Internet Explorer", "Windows Explorer", and one that opened up a window allowing to select various items including the pc webcam program. This last icon has disappeared, most likely due to some function I performed (and shouldn't have).
So I could use some assistance in getting this very useful icon back.

A:Lost icon in lower panel ???

I'd try a system restore to a point just prior to when the icon went missing.

System Restore

If that doesn't help you might consider rebuilding yur icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild


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I have a Dell laptop with Vista and have recently lost the volume icon from the lower task bar (lower right corner).

I have gone to the "Sound" application on my control panel and have seen nothing that may help.

A:lost volume icon on lower tool bar and can not get sound

hi and welcome you could try this

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We are tracking a user session based on specific cookies once the users moves from http to https pages and back on our website .
However we are facing this user session getting lost issue on IE 11.0.24 and lower versions . The reason is that while we move across the domains the cookies are getting lost and new session cookies are getting created .
This is working fine in other browsers and also in IE 11.0.27 .
While reading more about this issue we found that if we mandate IE to use a single process per tab (by setting TabProcGrowth in IE system registry ) the issue 
will get resolved and cookies wont be lost .
We tried it and it worked for 1 system but its not possible to have it done for all end users of our website who are on the above IE versions .
Is there any other solution to it or any fix that can be done from IE side as an interim fix to lower versions .

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This is not a huge problem, but one i really need to have solved... Somewhere along the line, i lost the screen magnification that is found in the lower right corner of the taskbar. The process that allows me to magnify the screen to 125%, 150%, 200%, etc.

i need this function because i can't always see the screen clearly, and it was always a good thing to be able to up the magnification....

Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated, and kudos to you if you can get this restored.....


A:[SOLVED] Lost Screen Magnifier Percentages in Lower Right Corner

Hi sweetrosette,

I'm assuming this is some additional software you have installed and not Windows XP Magnifier? (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier)

Try this, right click the taskbar and choose Properties.
Go to Customise under the Notification Area.
Do you see it listed under Customise Notifications?

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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
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[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
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[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
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A:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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A friend dropped off an IBM 300 GL for repair but the case is locked and the key has been lost. How can I get inside the box?


A:Lost Computer Case Key

1 - try a generic PC key, if you have any.

In the OLD days of 486s and beyond (AT cases) the key was a joke since there was only 2, maybe 3 different keys made Oh, thats keyboard Keylock. Still a joke.

2 - May have to HACK the case open, hacksaw, screw drivers. Metal shavings from damaging the case can easily short out the board...

3 - Try to locate another 300GL and hope it has a key that may open it, but considering that the GL series were the business line, that means there could be different keys depending on the purchaser.

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Today at work I needed to open up one of the servers, however one of my co-workers said he could not find the actual key to unlock the case.

This particular case is an Antec Soho File server and it uses a simple tubular key. Is there any way to some how get a replacement? Could I bring the drive bay door (on the front) that uses the same key to a hardware store and have them replicate the key?

A:Lost server case key

why not just use the key to the front?

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A game i was playing's website got infected with some type of malware, and ever since that happened and i was on it, I've been getting popup ads in the lower left and the lower right corners of my screen, no sound or anything. Occasionally i get redirects as well. I ran a malwarebytes quick and full scan and got nothing, a Microsoft security essentials scan and got nothing, and a adwcleaner scan and got nothing. I saw some other people had this problem, even on this website but they used combofix, which i'm not suppose to use unless told to. So yeah, hope you guys can help :3. 'Quick edit, the ads were from ad.yieldmanager, and ad.xtendmedia, if it matters.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matthew at 23:48:09 on 2013-02-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12286.9563 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
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A:Popups in lower left and lower right corners

Hello Vashal , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?2.Is this happening in every browser or just one of them? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Google Chrome?3.Download RogueKiller on the desktop Close all the running processesUnder Vista/Seven, right click -> Run as AdministratorOtherwise just double-click on RogueKille... Read more

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I've been having popups in the lower left and right of my pc.  I ran malwarebytes and the popups still persist.  I thought I needed to remove the 5 things that it quaranitned so I did as was still getting these things.  Now the internet explorer screens look different.  mostly white.  It is hiding areas that can be clicked but I knwo they are there because the pointer goes from an arrow to the hand when I acroll over.  the worst thing is that the popups are still there.  Not sure where to go or what to do. Your site helped me on another issue I had in the past.  Oh I tried system restore and it didnt help the screen..I think the only system restore point was after all the above.
thanksMod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

A:malwarebytes,speed test popup in lower left, and another popup in lower right of

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters
Check Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
Click Continue
Click Reboot computer
Please post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply
Due to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient
Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.
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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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this is my case and i want to get a motherboard that is compatible with a Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz (Quad Core)

list all of them and there price thx

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - 4773952302 which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case.  Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.  Regards,MayureshVery poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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Now another question comes up regarding modifying the cooling of my case/ computer etc.

I was wanting to carve two 3 1/2" holes in the top of my case, for two 12cm fans. Now I know fully how to do this, however, I was wondering which direction the air flow should go. Should the fans blow into my case? (Like I suspect) Or should I have them blow out?

The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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I am trying to put another hard drive in this dell opitplex 260x of mine. It is becoming nothing but a pain in the rear cause the case uses them stupid green sliders and the case is too small. Could I use another computer case like remove all the parts and transfer them over to the other case.

say a case like this

A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

thats a nice case but if ur willing to blow that kind of money i would get this its a full tower so lots of room or this this one has some of the best airflow and fan capabilities i would buy this one if u have the money
or if ur low on cash get this which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)

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Hey guys, so I have a problem
I had W7 Ultimate x86 and my cpu (phenom 9600) got a score of 6,2
So I installed W7 Ultimate x64 and score changed to 4,9
So it had a same score as my previous cpu (athlon 64 x2 4000+)
Tried to rerun it, got same score
Installed W7 Ultimate x86 again and score was 4,6
Then I installed W7 Professional x64 and score was once again 4,9
So does anyone know will this affect my pc performance
And is there any solution for this

A:WEI getting lower

Not sure why your score would change, it should stay the same no matter what version of windows you have installed.

It will not affect performance, it`s just a number.

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So I'm having a problem. I'm using Google Chrome and esp. when I'm on FB playing games etc. it's very slow, loading takes a while when I move my cursor around it takes a while to actually get to the place where I moved it, and the game skips a lot, another problem that I'm having is when I'm browsing the internet, all of my tabs pop out and go into new windows..without me doing anything! this happens every time, all the time! and I keep getting pop ups from Chrome saying my flash player is unresponsive..
Also, when I go to Task Manager, and under processes.. I have like 10 "chrome.exe" that normal?
I don't know why I have so many..every time I open Google Chrome and look into processes there's always about 10 of them..more or less. and I only have one Google Chrome opened.

I heard that if CPU usage is can cause these problems, things not loading/are slow/and are skipping/crashing.. etc..but I don't know for sure that CPU is the's hard to tell but I am having a lot of similar issues.

Is there anything I can do?

I tried other browsers but IE crashes on me nonstop and FF doesn't load at all..when I'm on FB it takes half an hour to load a game...

A:Is there any way to lower CPU usage..? ++

UPDATE*** I just realized that my laptop's power plan was set to "power saver" from last time I disconnected it, and forgot to set it back..I always had it set to "balanced", but is it ok if I set it to "high performance"? or will that cause problems..?
So..everything seems to be running game anyway.

but still wondering about the 10 processes that Chrome has in task manager and..if there is a way to lower CPU possibly and how my tabs are always popping out of Chrome into new windows..
for now my game seems to be running smoothly..but will keep an eye on everything.

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I know that there are a couple of threads thatt adress this topic but they don't go into detail so I wanted to open a new thread regarding this topic.

I have heard several rumers that running FRAPS can lower your FPS in games. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this and if it is true?


A:Does FRAPS lower your FPS??

Yes it does. To record whats on screen uses a lot of system resources and creates extra hard drive activity.

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Hey guys I have Nvidia 7900's in my M9700. One card is running at 76C and the other at 84C. I'm wondering what I need to do to lower the temps, and what exactly would that do for me?
The Fix: So I don't know why it happens, but if I make my laptop hibernate and then turn it back on it works properly with no lag. That's all I do haha. Now my cards are running at 70C and 78C. Meh, it works though.

A:how to lower gpu temp

Maybe you have dust in laptop. It will be good to clean it. If you can't do that,contact some who's working that.
Also it will be good to have a cooler on your laptop. If you already don't have,you may look at this. It's from CM and is pretty good.
NotePal L1

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I have been having pop up problems in both Google chrome and ie7 for the past couple of weeks and cannot seem to get rid of them.  I run avast on my computer and a full scan does not find anything, I also was told to try registry mechanic and while that seemed to find a lot of problems, it did not solve the pop up issue.
This is my first time using these forums and unfortunately I am not all that computer savy so if you could gently walk me through a fix I would greatly appreciate it .  
I read through the preparation guide and ran the DDS.  Hopefully this is what I was suppose to copy and paste.  
Thank you so much for your time!
DS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16448
Run by Bobby at 15:07:34 on 2013-02-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6007.4244 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSer... Read more

A:Pop up ads in both lower corners

Hello Rjrhoads17 Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at... Read more

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need help to get it, just got a new laptop with windows 7 and i would like to use a macliike taskbar.. i did some search, its called rocket bar or smth.. smth wierd, please help, i do not want to download some thing on some random website...

thanks in advanced..
PS: do you think with windows 7 you can play dota and make game serverrs etc??

A:windows 7 lower bar like mac...WHERE??

you mean rocketdock?

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today I thought that I haven't updated my WEI some time and ran the assessment. Now all of a sudden my processor's rating dropped from 7.7 to 7.6.
Is that normal that it drops for some strange reason or what might be causing this?


A:CPU WEI rating getting lower?

I would not worry about it. That is within the rounding accuracy. And the WEI does not mean much anyhow. It is just a number.

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I recently up-graded my cpu from a Q8200 to a Q9400, before the up-grade my WEI for the CPU was 7.3 but with the new Q9400 im getting 7.1, yes it?s a lower number.

After looking around at other peoples scores It seems that my old Q8200 was a fast one and my new Q9400 is a slow one.

Would anyone like to comment.

Why would a chip running 300mhz faster and with more cache give a lower WEI reading?

A:Faster CPU = Lower WEI

It could very well be the processor itself. Try as they might to be consistent, there is always going to be variance in processors of the same model, even if we were to use two processors from the same production run. It's plausible that you indeed had a Q8200 that could handle more calculations per second than your current Q9400. Regardless, I wouldn't read too much into the WEI scores, as they are not a reliable indicator of real world performance.

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I've noticed a decreased performance of my hdd (seagate barracuda 7200.11 500GB Firmware SD1A) in windows 7, extracting and copying files takes longer than in vista. I'm assuming it is a win 7 /driver problem since yesterday it was running fine on vista. Also it is a lot quieter. I have installed the latest intel_inf without succes. The hdd is running in AHCI mode.

A:lower hdd performance

Problem solved. The intel infinst update utility just seemed to install drivers. When i checked in device manager, windows was still using the old drivers so i had to update them manually.

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My headphones are mega loud for some reason. Right now 0 is the best volume setting lol. In XP there was a wave multiplier in the volume mixer that I used to fix that, but I don't see that in Vista. And it was annoying, because I had to change that every time I restarted. Is there a multiplier in some config file somewhere I can change to fix this permanently or something? Thanks

A:How can I lower the volume more?

Right-Click your task bar
Click Properties
Click "Notification Area" tab
Checkmark "Volume"
Click "OK" button

Your volume control should present itself as an icon next to the system clock

Clicking on it will present you with the master volume control, clicking on mixer will allow you to select the volume for individual applications

If it's still too loud you could go into the control panel and go to SOUND and tweak the settings there.

If all else fails they do sell some headphone with volume control built in and you can control it that way

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I am now on Windows 7 Build 7201 and while I've been updating it so it fits what I want such and programs and all that I realised I had to update Realtek. Well, I did and I got the version that works for Windows 7 and its basically the same as I had for Vista really. What I'm actually confused about my speakers don't max out to what they used to do on Vista, I know my speakers aren't damaged in anyway so I'm obviously blaming either the drivers or the OS. I max everything out as possible to see how loud it goes compared to what it did on Vista and its not exactly as loud. Can anyone tell me why its like this and if there's a solution around this.

Thank you for any help.

A:Sound lower than what it used to be

What other things have you tried? Have you tried hitting up the sound icon in the control panel and checking out the settings? Do you have your microphone connected and is it running as well at the same time you are trying to say listen to music because it could be that if your mic is one for some reason, there is a setting in windows that will lower the audio volume to allow for clearer conversations through the microphone.

Is there a realtek audio control panel? Have you tried playing around with the settings in there? Let me know if that idd not help at all and I will try again

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I desperately need help.

I bought a HP netbook a few months ago. It has NO CD drive, and the place I bought it installed all the programs, including Windows XP as the operating system.

I?ve used it without any problems for the past few months, as it is not even six month old. I worked on stuff today, and then shut down the netbook to take a break. When I booted it back up, all of the icons were GONE and the lower nav bar GONE!

There was only the blue screen you get with windows XP, and the cursor. When I click the cursor right or left, nothing happens. I can only move the cursor around.

I really depend on this netbook to make money, and I don?t have any money to take it in for repairs. I'm completely broke.

Please, please help me. Thanks

A:Icons and lower nav GONE!

Sorry about that.. Wasnt thinking.

Goto task manager -> file -> run -> type in explorer.exe and click ok.

tell me if this works.

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I am so frustrated I can't use anything on the net, It lags me out on everything what do i do? I have no idea what is causing it to use that much RAM, I checked my Task Manager and disabled everything that caused too much RAM usage , it goes down to 60% then jumps right back up to 98% slowly

picture below shows what happens when i click show processes from all users, I dont' know how most of that garbage is still running, I have removed stuff from my computer but i don't know which ****ing program is filling up my Local Disk C also.

the virus scanner i have is called "McaFee"

and it doesn't even find any viruses which i know must be on my computer!
help me please, I am suffering.

A:How do i lower my RAM usage, i have 2GB ram and it's always at 98%

This is what my task manager looks like, I sweaer this thread took me 15-17 minutes to create.

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My audio jack recently broke, so I'm using a USB "sound card", which basically converts a USB port into an audio jack. Everything's working just fine, the problem is that it is way too loud. I'm using a pair of ear buds and VLC media player to play my music, and both are set to 1%, but the music is still much too loud. When I set both to max, I can literally use my ear buds as an external speaker. I would like some sort of way to decrease my audio output by like 99%, because it's just about 100 times too loud.

A:How to lower the audio below 1, but above 0

You cant. Simple.
try making windows default volume to 1% and then vlc volume to 1% too, see what happens

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CPU Utilization:Processor utilization is high
The average processor utilization during the trace was high. The system will consume less power when the average processor utilization is very low. Review processor utilization for individual processes to determine which applications and services contribute the most to total processor utilization.
Average Utilization (%) 5.36

i ran an energy report ( through elevated command prompt) and this came up high, is there any way i can adjust this? im runnin w7 home premium on a laptop, i think if i adjust this it might affect my battery life in a good way that is

A:help:need to lower CPU Utilization

The best way to reduce CPU utilization is identify the most resource-intensive programs. Get rid of anything you don't use. Security programs are usually pretty high up there. I recommend using Microsoft Security Essentials, as it is pretty lightweight.

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I've been looking at RAM and am unsure which would be better:

1. Buying 3GB of PC3200 RAM with a CAS Latency of 3.0
2. Buying 2GB of PC3200 RAM with a CAS Latency of 2.0

I've been looking at RAM on Newegg and found 1GB sticks with 3.0 latency to be around $80, where as the 2GBs of 2.0 (split into 1GB sticks) is $240 which led me to think that I could get more RAM for the same price with a higher CAS latency.

What would be more important and why?

Thanks heaps in advance.

*BTW, the RAM is going to be used in extensivly in Photoshop and other Adobe products that seem to be rather RAM hungry, in my experience. (And maybe some gaming, too.) That may be something to consider as well when you answer.

A:Lower CAS Latency or more RAM?

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My Aptiva E26 233mhz Windows 95 Lucent Win modem gave me 46333bps. My new Dell XPS T 800mhz Windows 98 3Com US Robotics modem is giving me 29333mhz(ouch). Same ISP, same phone company, same surge protector.

Should I tinker with the registry, get a new modem for the new computer, or what?

A:New modem, lower bps

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i have an old PC
Intel D Compaq
25gb hard drive space left
latest compatible drivers.
Can sum1 help me in as how come when i open Internet Explorer or ne internet browser, it goes as high as to 85 to 99, same with like online MMORPG's like Tales of Pirates and Fiesta, can sum1 help me how i lower it? Itunes and all that stuff works fine.
Another thing i noticed is that i look at the explorer.exe in Tsk Mgr, when i like open start or whatever, it jumps to like 20 then a sec l8er to like 5 , PLZ HELP ME =)

A:High CPU, how do i lower?

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I purchased a new Toshiba laptop with Win 8.1. On my old XP Dell, I was able to copy a 699MB folder of music MP3 files to a CD to play in my car. I've done it many times, and have 8 folders on my computer that I frequently copy to CDs for that purpose. In the past, I've copied 700 MB of files to a CD without difficulty, so I learned to maximize the number of files by storing the data in groups of 699 MB to avoid overloading a disk.

I tried to copy those folders to a CD using the new Win 8.1 machine, and have discovered that the CD capacity is only about 696 MB. I'm using the same CDs, and attempting to copy the same files. The only difference is the operating system and the new hardware. When I contacted Toshiba, the tech said Windows 8.1 stores files differently on CDs and the capacity is about 2MB less than on older machines.

Can this possibly be true?!? Is this a Windows 8.1 problem, or a hardware problem? Do I need to use my older XP computer to maximize the number of files I can store on a CD? Can anyone explain what's happening? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:Lower CD Capacity on Win 8.1?

If you want to maximise your file storage I suggest you use your old computer however you could buy a bigger size disc and store the music from your new computer. Your choice!

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Hi, is there any chance of cuttin down on the number of processes i have running in the list below?

= My Processes

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

If there are any processes that i can prevent from running, how do i go by it??

A:Lower Processes

Looks bare enough, but just put each filename individually into Google, and it will tell you one-by-one what they are and if required.

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Mod Remark;Split from

Me Too! Having the same problem posted - here's my result.txt
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 14-01-2012
Ran by user (administrator) on 31-05-2012 at 22:38:27
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal

========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.

"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================

::1 localhost


========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
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A:Pop ups in lower RH corner

Hello, I split you to your own topic.WE need a few scan logs.Your HOSTS file may be infected. Reset the HOSTS fileAs this infection also changes your Windows HOSTS file, we want to replace this file with the default version for your operating system. Some types of malware will alter the HOSTS file as part of its infection. Please follow the instructions provided in How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?To reset the hosts file automatically,go HERE click the button. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.ORClick Run in the File Download dialog box or save MicrosoftFixit50267.msi to your Desktop and double-click on it to run. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.>>>>>Please download and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name... Read more

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After connecting my new laptop to the my 30" tv with an HDMI cord and then removing it later, the resolution was messed up. I received a notification bubble saying that my resolution was at the recommended settings. I went to my screen resolution settings and the slider said it was at 1366x768 ,which is the max on my computer, but below was a warning saying, "Your resolution is lower than 1200x900. Some items might not fit on your screen". If there is any way I can fix this please let me know.


A:Your resolution is lower than...

That would be because the Flat Screen you are using is unable to show anything higher. You can verify that information in the manual for your Flat Screen.

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HI,I just install a GT610 GPU and notice that i have the folling in lower task bar(my pictures,my music,freemake,,downloads,my documents how do i get them off of the task bar,thanks

A:lower task bar

Right click the taskbar then toolbars. Make sure only quick launch is checked. If you want it that is.
If that's not it, right click each item and delete.

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How can I tell if my USB ports are 2.0 or lower?
I have Windows XP Home
and my computer is a Dell Optiplex GX110

A:How can I tell if my USB ports or 2.0 or lower

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Okay, so i was playing Left 4 Dead today and have had this annoying lagg for quite a bit. My graphics card Contributes but one problem is my Ping is normal 200+MS while playing Which gives me 20-100 FPS. So how would i go about lowering my ping.

A:Lower Your Ping

i found that it depends if you click on quick match or search, the ping varies with which server you are connected to, sometimes you are connected to a server thats steam powered and sometimes your connected to a dedicated team server, the dedicated servers are the ones that you may get best connection with, the steam servers are pap.

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hey everyone, happy xmas to everyone.
got a do i get my computer to run at a lower Memory use..... my mem will run at 3.00GB max. now it's sitting at 1.11GB and the lowest i could get it was 563MB a couple of days ago. the cpu is jumping beetween 71 and 57....... must be doing something.....

if you have any tips on how to lower Memory use i would love to know.

A:How do i lower my memory

Hello hariza,

It sounds like you may have a few programs running in the background. There is a way to check that so what were going to do is:

Start search > type msconfig > hit enter > accept the UAC prompt > browse to the 'startup' tab and post back what runs at start-up please

More than likely there is some programs that don't need to run at start-up -- not only will this improve boot times, it will also lower memory consumption at idle.

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On a good many browser pages I get pop-ups in the lower right corner of the screen. Frequently it says "PLAY NOW" and "DOWNLOAD". If I were to click on the "PLAY NOW" I would get a redirect to... < > Of course I have not done that. Other times the pop-up resembles an IPhone or I get a smaller "double" pop-up (first one appears then is quickly followed by another that slides over the first). I can then close (X) the top one exposing the lower one... but I cannot close it. These double pop-ups are usually topic advertising. Please help.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Mike at 7:17:28 on 2012-07-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8183.5257 [GMT -6:00]
AV: System Shield *Enabled/Updated* {C132074B-BF68-2E15-D4FD-E242EED15F18}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {1EAF1D03-5480-F3B2-EB14-11F0F5EE2699}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: System Shield *Enabled/Updated* {7A53E6AF-9952-219B-EE4D-D930955615A5}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Keep getting pop-ups in lower RH plus redirects

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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My gaming laptop, yesterday (or two days ago), started having lower FPS rates. When I check FPS rates it is at 300, then drops to 200 in open areas, sometimes to 150, and occasionally it drops to 70 or 80 for a few seconds. When the drops happen I can see that something is wrong.

Before my games ran smoothly now you can feel that something is unnatural about them even though the games still run. I had an FPS issue before where my game was running at only 30 FPS through out and I solved it by realizing that my ac-adapter was set to minimum power usage. Now it is a different issue and I have no idea what is causing it. I went to Dell website and downloaded latest update for my graphics card but still no progress.

An error report from my computer gave me the following today. I cannot help but wonder that perhaps this is the issue behind the problem.

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Hi everyone, I've just bought a 19'' TFT/LCD monitor for my Pc. It has the resolution of 1280 x 1024. This is my first Lcd and I didn't pay much attention on the fact that the resolution is too high. So after I changed the display to fit the new monitor, everything on the screen is now painfully small. If I adjust the resolution lower than 1280 x 1024, the text would appear not as smooth as on my old CRT. Is there anyway I can make the screen look bigger without that problem because I miss those big fat 800 x 600 texts and pictures.

A:lower lcd resolution???

Go into the advanced properties and decrease the DPI.

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What is on the market that will guarantee my computer input
won't fall below 110 volts while delivering at least 400 watts?
My searching doesn't reveal anything with that kind of tolerance.


A:Keep my A/C no lower than 110 volts. How?

A good UPS regulates voltage and keeps it constant. Example

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I posted this on a Counter Strike board but since it's happening in other games as well I figured it is most likely a general hardware issue.

My specs are:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Geforce 6600GT

I used to have a Geforce 4 MX440 until about a month ago, when I got a 6600GT. My FPS was awesome for about two weeks, pretty much 100 constant. I've been having mouse/keyboard lag in CS since I got the card and started fixing it by setting hl.exe priority to low (A known issue in Counter Strike and the most common workaround for it). A few nights ago I started noticing lower FPS, to the point where now I get 50 in a big area and I don't even get 100 when I'm staring at the floor. Changing the CPU priority back to normal hasn't fixed this.

Any ideas about how this could have come about or how to fix it?

A:FPS much lower in games than it used to be

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I have R7 260X 2GB OC from MSI and the card is old maybe 3 months or so. Now everything is fine with it but I noticed that my Mem. clock speed on GPU-Z is 1250MHz and core clock is 1050MHz while everywhere on the internet I see Mem. clock 1650Mhz and core clock 1150MHz. Just google it and you'll see that every 260x has higher clocks than mine. Since it's OC it should be even higher than stock what's up with this?

A:My GPU clocks are lower than others

Have you tried getting something like GPU Tweak( Or using AMD overdrive to overclock it back to stock speeds. A reason that the GPU's "stock" speed is lower than others is because you CANNOT make a exact clone of a GPU/CPU from silicon there are a few variables that come in to play. And the card may underclock its self so that its "safe".
Hope this helps.

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on my old setup, which was really just the same comp, minus a vid card, stick of ram and a new PS, i had awesome framerates in Source based games, and I could run bf2142 on high. i had an xfx 7600gt 256 xxx then, with only 1gig of pc5400 ram. then i went out and bought an 8800 gts 320mb when they first came out, and another stick of ram... and of course, a new power supply... but thing is, I get WORSE fps in Source games now (ie. tf2, day of defeat source) and can't even play 2142 on medium! i've reformmated loads of times since the upgrade(not to fix it, just to clean er out now and then) and tried a hundred different drivers.

is it my cpu? maybe still the power supply isn't big enough? it's a 500w ps. certainly wouldn't hurt to upgrade it further, but, i don't want to go spend money if i don't have to.

A:upgrade but lower fps?

Check the amps available on the PSU for the 12v rail. You will need about 26A (check your card for exact aount), but a 500 should be big enough.
As you have reformatted, have you got the mobo chipset drivers and nvidia drivers for the 800 instaled? sounds like one of these is most likely the problem

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I purchased an hp laptop and it shows the RAM as 4 GB SODIMM 1333 MHz.
The RAM specifications as given on the site are 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3.
The laptop was given for repair at hp service center because the original RAM was defective according to what hp told me.

Is the new RAM same as the previous in terms of specifications ?
I am not as good at computer hardware so I'm sorry if you feel the question is very childish.

A:RAM frequency is lower than specified

The RAM is likely 1333 able to be 1600 with O.C.

My one friend in Mexico had a similar issue with a Core i7 build that was only running at 1333. Maybe this article will help about the XMP configuration in BIOS to get it to 1600.

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I have noticed that every few days I have to readjust the clock in the task bar, not sure but does that mean the cmos battery needs to be changed? 

A:Time in lower right task bar ?

Yes, that is almost always the case....change the CMOS battery.
Some info on changing time servers, etc. in Vista if your clock is only off by a minute or two each day.
Dealing With Windows Vista Time Sync Problems

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hi,i hope you ca help me.i upgradet my pc from a nforce 405 motherboard to a 630i and de processor from amd single core 2.4 gh to pentium e5200 dual core.the problem is it seems that performance takes longer to install win ,longer to load win ....and i observed that after installin windows,installing sp3 ..all drivers,antivirus ...the temp of system is more than 40 celcius degrees and the processor is still at room temp....20 degrees celcius . thanks

A:upgraded pc lower performance

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hi guys. my laptop uses a 90 watts dell charger. lately it stopped working to im trying to get it replaced. in the mean time a friend burrowed me a spare one but it's 65 watts. when ever i use my laptop on power it moves really slow. is there anyway or any setting that cud be changed to allow my laptop to work normal with the 65 watts charger untill i get my 90 watts charger replaced?

A:Lower wattage Charger

Electrical conponants have a tolerance. Using a 65 watt charger is going to put them underpowerd. I would wait in my opinion until you get the replacement charger.

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I have a Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ. My friends 2.8ghz usally uses 1% of the cpu. My cpu usage shown on the task manager is usually 25%. When I play games, this rises to 100% and my cpu overheats and computer shuts down automatically. I would just like to know if there are any settings for windows xp professional that allows you to configure the amount of cpu usage.

A:Windows XP lower cpu usage?

You can't limit the amount of CPU usage or there would not be enough power to play a game. You can, however, buy a new fan to keep your computer from overheating.

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I've noticed an odd issue with using headphones with my laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron and is about 4-5 years old. I can't say for sure when this problem started, but I feel like it's been slowly getting worse. The volume overall seems kind of low, to the point where it must always be at maximum volume to really be heard properly. The problem, however, is that when I plug in headphones the volume actually decreases.

I've tried this with two different pairs of headphones. One is a regular pair being plugged in through the headphone jack, the other is a USB headset. Both pairs have significantly lower sound than if there were no headphones plugged in at all. I feel like maybe the USB Headset has even lower volume than the regular headphones, but I may just be imaging that. Both of these headphones are fairly new.

Here are pictures for example. I've opened up a video file, here is the volume of that video with no headphones plugged in:
Here is the sound for that same exact video, but with my headphones plugged in:
Some additional information I discovered while trying to fix the problem myself is that adjusting the volume of the headphones themselves does nothing. When I go to "Manage Audio Devices" in my control panel, I see both my speakers and headphones as active, and the sound seems to be coming out of the speakers, as the green bar next the speakers increases with sound as opposed to the headphones the sound is actually coming out of. Lowering the vol... Read more

A:Headphones cause the sound to lower

Hi rabbit,

Since you are experiencing 'audio issues' while using the 'headphone jack' & the 'USB headphone', a 'hardware malfunction' is very unlikely.

Would like to know if you've tried re-installing the 'audio drivers'. If not, please try re-installing the 'audio' to see if that helps. (Updating the drivers may not be good enough)

To re-install the drivers, please follow these steps:
- Click 'Start icon' > Type 'devmgmt.msc' (without quotations) in 'Search Programs and Files' > Click 'Search Result' to open the 'Device Manager' page > Expand 'Sound, Video & Game Controllers' > Right click and uninstall the 'Audio device' > Also remove the driver software, if prompted > Follow through with the uninstall process to finish the removal and allow the system to restart.
- Click How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website and follow the steps listed (number 4) to download and install fresh 'audio drivers' for the unit.

Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings.

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I'm running Vista and for the life of me I cant remember how to gain control of the lower right hand tool bar. I wish to change some items on start-up.
Appreciate any help.

A:Control of lower tool bar

Have you tried the program Autoruns this is like a advance version of msconfig

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Is this normal. I increased core clock from 620-625 and my cpu score decreased with 3DMark Vantage.

A:Lower Cpu Score with GPU Overclock

put your video card back to normal and see if the cpu score changes. if you run the test 5 times with the same settings, each set of scores will be different

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Hi all, I was given a MSI 9600GT OC (T2D512OC) from a friend who upgraded to 5850. So I replaced my old 9500GT and use the 9600GT. it appears to run perfectly, except that the clock it runs seems to be lower than it should.

I run a GPU-Z and check the status on nvidia system information, it shows:
Core : 675 / Memory : 900 / Shader : 1650

whereas it should be 700 / 950 and 1680. I know it's not a big deal considering how crappy my 4-year-old CPU is, but I think it would be nice if there's a easy way to bring the clock back to the 'factory' settings.

Thing is, I'm pretty sure my friend did not know whether the card used to run at factory speed or at the reduced speed. Well, I'm just curious. Or is it the nvidia drivers instead of MSI 'customized' drivers?

System specs, if needed:
Intel Core E6300 1.86
Gigabyte G31M ES2L
1000GB HDD 7200
Driver : 258.xx (from nvidia website)
OS: Win7 Ultimate x86

Btw, this is the card:


A:9600GT lower clock than it should

I would try just using an overclocking software like RivaTuner or MSI Afterburner to bump the clock speeds back up.

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i just put in a AMD Athlon XP 2500+ CPU Barton 512K 333FSB Socket A 462 into my system but on the startup page it says its running on 1100+ and had something saying i cud change the cpu speed by going into bios settings but i have no idea how to do it.

any ideas?

A:Processor speed lower than it should be

If you know what model your motherboard is, please post it here.

Otherwise, download CPU-Z from here.

Click on the Mainboard tab.

Post here whatever it says in that section.


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I recently installed 2 x 1GB DDR2 DIMM's on an Asus WS64 Quartet server board, 975X chipset, Conroe 6600 CPU. I am not tweaking or overclocking this memory. I also have 1 GB total of meory on the video cards in the system. This should have me below the 4GB limit.

Dumb question, but here goes: If I right-click on My Computer and choose "Properties" it says I only have 1.37GB of RAM installed. All other info, such as CPU speed, is correct. If I look at CPU-Z utility, it says I have 2048MB installed, which is, again, what I installed.

Is WinXP Pro not recognizing something? My BIOS post screen also correctly shows 2048MB installed as dual channel, interleaved, etc. Why is it just WinXP Pro showing a lower number? Is there something wrong with my system? Is some memory not available for access? Needless to say, I am not using integrated graphics, so I assume memory is not being stolen for an integrated controller.

Thanks for any info/help.

A:RAM amount lower than what I installed on XP Pro

Asus boards are very picky about what types of RAM they will take. This is clearly explained in the ram guide in the faqs/ guides forum.

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Hey i have already a thread on here but have done what was said, jumper settings and ide placing and still no luck.

I found a samsung hd diagnostic tool, wrote a bootable cd and checked the hard drive (samsung SP0842N). It said everything was ok. but the native (which im guessing is the original size of the drive is 76319mb and the curent size is 38165mb. i have the jumpers in the wright place. is this a format error or a broken hdd?

A:samsung hdd reading lower than should be??

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i have that box sitting on my desktop , never loads anything but the arrow with the circle acts like a button ... not sure what in the world it is .

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I just picked up a Windows 7 book at the bookstore (can't remember the title), but it indicated that the maximum RAM that can be recognized varies by edition. I think this is where it stood:

Home Basic: 8 Gig
Premium: 16 Gig
Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise: 192 Gig

I was surprised by this, as I don't remember seeing in the version matrix that Microsoft posted. It won't be long before 16 Gig is not such a huge number. And I am glad I went for Pro, but my motivation was solely XP Mode. Another goody I had not expected to find is EFS.

A:Max RAM is lower with Home and Premium?

Vista was the same - the x64 version dictated how much RAM you could use. However, Windows 7 increased the max quite a bit! Don't forget that starter is limited to 2GB.

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I keep getting a pop up video in the lower right of my browser. Attached is the file per your directions. Thanks for your attention

A:Pop up video in lower right of browser

frumpycat cat again. Another one popped up as I posted this.    It has a label below saying "infortoms advertisement" if that helps

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I have 2 580 gigabyte cards in sli but can't see any benefit over my previous 460 cards. I've had to tune down graphics in games to about average. on a scale of 1-5 in graphics quality (1 being poor, 5 being best), my card ranks at perhaps a 3.5

My monitor is connected to my first card, and PhysX is streamed from the second (Nvidia configuration):

I have the most recent Nvidia update. Nvidia is set to "let the gaming application decide quality". The cards seem to run a bit hot too, unless I pull a giant fan up to the case to cool it down. My case doesn't seem to have very strong fans, however.

I ran this test: Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark with the most recent version, and my 1st card (monitor) had a 25% load while my 2nd (Physx) had a 99%. There were artifacts as soon as I started running the test (not in the windows environment, only through the test's picture).

I don't know whats going on, perhaps I should test the cards each one by one to see if they stand well alone? The monitor doesn't have its driver, but I wouldn't think that would really matter. Any suggestions, I would gladly welcome your help

A:1st GPU 25% load 2nd GPU 99%, Lower end graphics

For some reason, After a clean reinstall and a new SSD, both cards perform as they should. you can't explain it

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I'm not sure this belongs in this forum - the heading for "audio and video" said video cards and my problem is about the screen itself. Anyway, if this isn't the right forum tell me and I'll post again.

I have a MAG Innovision 17" LCD monitor, model 780, prod. # MS-776, on Win XP.

Currently it's identified as a "plug and play" device. My current settings are 1280x1024 32 bit (highest available in the settings menu). In order to play a game I want to change the setting to 800x600. When I do that, the screen goes blank and I get a "mode not supported" message from the screen.

I tried looking for appropriate drivers but I couldn't find one for my model (not even on the MAG website).

Can anyone tell me what I should do to make it work?

Thank you,

A:Switching to lower resolution with MAG LCD

The resolution shouldn't be an issues. It could be that with the lower resolution the refresh rate gets set too high for the monitor.

Try forcing the screen to [email protected] and see how that works.

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Do you think it will ever make it so you can "snap" using lower resolutions?
My Asus tablet does 1280x800 which is lower than the 1366x768. I know there was a hack on the earlier releases but was wondering if anyone knew of a way or thought there would ever be a way to do this on lower resolutions now.

A:Snap on lower resolutons ever?

Do you mean Metro Snap? Or Aero Snap? (Despite not having Aero, Aero snap still works).

If you're talking about the desktop version (Aero Snap) then there are some nifty tools, such as Window Pad

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ive read all the forums. ive got registry editor, ive ran regedit, and when i go to delete my upper and lower filters they arent even there to delete I NEED HELP!!!!

A:upper.lower filters NEED HELP!!!!!

What is the problem you are trying to resolve?

Obvioiusly, you went to the web and somewhere it indicated the solution was to delete these filters, which if you do not have them, is most likely not the solution in your case!

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my name is DarkWazaman. I just recently (like yesterday) noticed that i cant adjust my screen brightness with the shortcut keys (f2 and f3) and in the power options.

when i have my laptop plugged in the brightness is at full, when i have it unplugged, using the battery, its lower than half so it can last longer.

right now is unplugged and the brightness is at max, when i touch the brightness keys it show its all the way down but i cant raise or lower it and the brightness stays the same .

dont know if keeping it connected to my lg tv via hdmi for a month maybe changed some settings or something. also i connected and usb receiver for wireless keyboard and mouse.

i had no problems during this time, when i was connected to my lg led tv. even playing for hours some video games like godfather 2, evil dead regeneration. but just this days i noticed it went total shutdown after a while of playing resident evil 5, guess it made it overheat alot and it shut down or hibernate or sleep. so what i did was i put a big fan at max towards my laptop so it wouldnt overheat and it worked but i decided to disconnect it from the tv and use it normally.

but thats when i noticed this problem.

A:Screen Brightness Help. Cant Lower it.

This is usually the rather awful and very irritating "Adaptive brightness feature" There are several areas to look at.
Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
I find you need Options 1, 2, 4 that are listed. I don't find Option 3 necessary at all.

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