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Control the CD-ROM Autorun Function (Windows NT/2000/XP)

Posted by Scragg1 On February - 9 - 2010Comments Off on Control the CD-ROM Autorun Function (Windows NT/2000/XP)

This method disables automatically running CD-ROMs. If you want to disable automatically running CD-ROMs depending on the CD-ROM that you insert in the CD-ROM drive, you can press and hold down one of the SHIFT key while you insert the CD-ROM.

I have found this very useful many times, as you do not always want to auto run, especially if it’s a data cd. It gives you the opportunity to manually browse the contents of the CD without having to close any autorun window that may open on the insertion of the CD.

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Cookienator: We all have heard of the “Terminator”, here is a small utility that allows for the removal of your cookies with the click of a mouse. This little program is fully customizable and finds cookies in your browsers, and in your flash.
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Save Energy when Running Your PC with ASUS EPU-6 Engine Utility

Posted by Scragg1 On January - 31 - 2010Comments Off on Save Energy when Running Your PC with ASUS EPU-6 Engine Utility

ASUS has a unique software called EPU-6 Engine that monitors your energy consumption and CO2 emissions of your system. I have utilized this software and have found it to be dependable and beneficial. It allows the system to exhibit minimal cooling to maximum cooling, either auto or manual settings. Completely configurable through the GUI, this software is a must for the gaming machine that has many cooling fans.
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One of the worst things for any electronic component is “heat”. Cooling is essential for electronic components! Every six months I clean the inside of my system and perform maintenance on the electrical contacts of each card. REMEMBER Grounding is essential always when performing maintenance.

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30 Steps to Building Your Own PC the Right Way

Posted by Scragg1 On January - 26 - 20103 COMMENTS

Build your own PC


Step-1 is to obtain the case from a computer parts warehouse of your choice. I recommend Tiger Direct. Make sure you have planned ahead for your hardware i.e. video cards, memory, memory speed, bus speed, processor, all associated fans for cooling, modem if so desired, hard drives and the chosen size, whether you desire SCSI, SATA, IDE etc. Your DVD/RW, USB devices, Card Readers, what ever hardware you choose make sure that your case is of a good quality and that the power supply is of enough wattage to support all your hardware installed with enough left over as not to tax and overheat the power supply itself. I would recommend at least an overage of 50-100 watts above my hardware requirements.

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