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Hi Guys, ginawa ko po ang thread na
ito para macompile naten lahat ng computer tweaks, tutorials, tips, and
tricks dito sa'ten sa Symbianize,
para maging guide sa lahat ng Symbianizer at para na rin maiwasan ang
paulit-ulit na pagpopost ng magkakaparehong tutorial na may iisang
nilalaman.


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[MICROSOFT] See if your PC can run Windows 7. VERY USEFUL!!







Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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OFFICIAL SITE
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...pgrade-advisor

Mga Kasymb! Tested ko na po yan !
Ginamit ko sya kahit naka Windows 7 Ultimate na ako at dito ko nalaman
yung mga need ko pang iupgrade at yung support ng pc ko sa Windows 7

CREDIT TO: Microsoft Coorporation.






DOWNLOAD LINK HERE

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

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[TUT]How to lock a folder with a password without a software+BATCH FILE COMPILER








Let me show you how to lock a folder without a software!

Steps:

1- make a new folder ( name it as you like )

2- inside this folder make a ( TXT ) file & copy inside it this (the entire thing)




Code:
: cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Private "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== password here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End
:End
OR

kung gusto niyong safest way. gamitan niyo ng batch file compiler instead of using the notepad application.


3- After u copy the Commanding go to line 23 (or try using shortcut-
CTRL+F and type password to locate the line) u will find this word :
password here (Change it with any password u like.) is :

eg: if NOT %pass%== narnia1234 goto FAIL
//so ur password here becomes narnia1234 .//

4- After that go to save as & name this file as "locker.bat "

5- Now back to the folder & u will find a ( LOCKER ) commanding.
(locker.exe)

6- Double Click on it & u will find a new folder (Private )

7- Ok ,, now copy what u want in this "private Folder" & after that
come out of the folder, and Double click on locker again. It will open
and ask if you want to lock your folder? Y/N ?

8- Type Y. your private folder will dissapear.

9- If you want to UNLOCK your folder ,go to (locker) & type your pass and you will see your private folder.

it not only hides the fodler, but incase, u unhide all files... and try
opening it without entering password, it'l take u to the control
panel...

kung gusto niyong safest way. gamitan niyo ng batch file compiler instead of using the notepad

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[TUT]Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back








Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back

A nice little tweak for XP. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available
bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating
your machine etc..)

Here's how to get it back:

Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:


Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative
Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable
Bandwidth


Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab :

"By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the
bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the
default."

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO.

This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.

I have tested on XP Pro, and 2000
other o/s not tested.

Please give me feedback about your results

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[TUT] How To Double Firefox Speed







Firefox is in my opinion the best browser ever made until now. It includes:
-improved tabbed browsing
-pop up blocking
-integrated Goggle search
-enhanced privacy controls
-built-in phishing protection
-online spell checking
-lots of themes, interfaces, and extensions/addons

Mozilla Firefox officially supports:
-Microsoft Windows
-Linux
-Mac OS X

Unofficial Support:
-Free BSD
-OS/2
-Solaris
-SkyOS
-BeOS
-XP Professional x64 Edition

Now here are some Tips&Tricks that can help you double the speed of Firefox.

1. Type about:config in the address bar and then press Enter.

2. In the filter search bar type network.http.pipelining. Be sure the value field is set true,if
not double-click to set true. HTTP is the application-layer protocol
that most web pages are transferred with. In HTTP 1.1, multiple requests
can be sent before any responses are received. This is known as
pipelining. Pipelining reduces page loading times, but not all servers
support it.

3. Go back to the filter search bar and type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Double-click this option and set its value to 8.

4. In the filter search bar and type network.http.proxy.pipelining. Once opened doubleclick on it and set it to true.

5. In IPv6-capable DNS servers, an IPv4 address may be returned when an
IPv6 address is requested. It is possible for Mozilla to recover from
this misinformation, but a significant delay is introduced.
Type network.dns.disableIPv6 in the filter search bar and set this option to true by double clicking on it.

6. CONTENT INTERRUPT PARSING
This preference controls if the application will interrupt parsing a
page to respond to UI events. It does not exist by default. Right-click
(Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu. Then:
A. Enter content.interrupt.parsing in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK
B. When prompted to choose the value for the new boolean, select true and click OK.

7. Rather than wait until a page has completely downloaded to display it
to the user, Mozilla applications will regularly render what has been
received to that point. This option controls the maximum amount of time
the application will be unresponsive while rendering pages. Right-click
(Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter content.max.tokenizing.time in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 2250000 and click OK.

8. CONTENT NOTIFY INTERVAL
This option sets the minimum amount of time to wait between reflows. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Type content.notify.interval in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.

9. CONTENT NOTIFY ONTIMER
A. This option sets if to reflow pages at an interval any higher than that specified by content.notify.interval. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu.
B. Type content.notify.ontimer in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK.
C. You will be prompted to choose the value for the new boolean. Select true and click OK.

10. Notify Backoffcount
This option controls the maximum number of times the content will do
timer-based reflows. After this number has been reached, the page will
only reflow once it is finished downloading. Right-click (Apple users
ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter content.notify.backoffcount in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 5 and click OK.

11. CONTENT SWITCH THRESHOLD
You can interact with a loading page when content.interrupt.parsing is set to true.
When a page is loading, the application has two modes: a high frequency
interrupt mode and a low frequency interrupt mode. The first one
interrupts the parser more frequently to allow for greater UI
responsiveness during page load.
The low frequency interrupt mode interrupts the parser less frequently
to allow for quicker page load. The application enters high frequency
interrupt mode when you move the mouse or type on the keyboard and
switch back to low frequency mode when you had no activity for a certain
amount of time. This preference controls that amount of time.
Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter content.switch.threshold in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.

12. NGLAYOUT INITIALPAINT DELAY
Mozilla applications render web pages incrementally, they display what's been received
of a page before the entire page has been downloaded. Since the start of a web page
normally doesn't have much useful information to display, Mozilla applications will wait
a short interval before first rendering a page. This preference controls
that interval. Rightclick (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
A. Enter nglayout.initialpaint.delay in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
B. You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 0 and click OK.

If U like This A Simple Thanks Will Be Enough

Please Use This At Ur Own Risk Don't Blame Me.I am Currently Using These Setting And it is running properly.

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Copy this code to ur text editor,then save it as "desktop.ini"


Code:




Code:
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=127
ConfirmFileOp=0

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image="your_picture.jpg"
IconArea_Text="0xFFFFFF"
VeBRA sources - don't delete the tag above, it's there for XXXXX purposes -
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}

[{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]
PersistMoniker=Folder.htt
PersistMonikerPreview=%WebDir%\folder.bmp
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________
(Note in :IconArea_Image="your_picture.jpg" enter the name of your picture.)

2.Put "desktop.ini and your_picture.jpg in ur USB Drive then Hidden it.
3.Refresh ..and enjoy with new background.....

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[TUT] Make Your Computer TALK








This is a visual basic script file that will pop up an message which requires
you to write something...
when you write it and press ok
your computer will tell what you typed



Paste This Code on your notepad and save it as talk.vbs




Code:
Dim userInput


userInput = InputBox("Write a message for me to say")


Set Sapi = Wscript.CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")

Sapi.speak userInput
NOTE: Be sure to save it in a .vbs file extension


[TUT] Disguise your folder to look like recycle bin








Rename any folder with extension .{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
eg, if u've a folder games press F2, then type, "games.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"
You will see automaticaly that the folder will appear as recycle bin double click on it .. OUPS ! recycle bin ?
Then to get to original form, remove the extension using
"ren games.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} games" in command prompt.

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[TUT]Speed up your internet the SIMPLEST WAY








Increase your internet Speed the Simplest Way

Follow the step:-

Go to Desktop/Start Menu->
My computer-(right click on)->properties->
then go HARDWARE tab->
Device manager->

Now you will see a window of Device manager then

go to Ports->
Communication Port(double click on it and Open).
After open u can see a Communication Port properties.
Go to the Port Setting:----and now increase your "Bits per second" to 128000 and "Flow control" change to Hardware.
Apply and see the result..... ...... ....... ENJOY

Note: Kung sakaling nakakita kayo ng port doon ng modem na gamit niyo
(e.g Nokia E65 OTA MODEM) just do the same process. Also the same with
HUAWEI MODEMS

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[TUT] Get Unlimited Downloads From Rapidshare.de








Here it is:

1. Copy and paste this code :




Code:
@echo off
echo ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /flushdns
echo ipconfig /release
ipconfig /release
echo ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /renew
on your note pad or any other text editor

2. Save the file as : rapidshare.de.bat and leave it on your desktop

3. Every time you download from rapidshare double click on it!

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[TUT] Save videos from MySpace, GoogleVideo, iFilm, Youtube,etc to AVI format







Hindi ko mapagdesisyunan kung san ko ipopost ang thread na toh.pero mas ok na siguro dito.hehe

What You Will Need


- Firefox



Quote:

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

- VideoDownloader Extension for Firefox



Quote:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2390/

- MediaCoder



Quote:

http://www.freewarefiles.com/program_6_81_18085.html

Instructions:
1) Download and install all of the free tools listed above.

2) Goto a site (such as Youtube, MySpace, GoogleVideo, iFilm, etc.

3) Search and find a video you would like to keep.



4) Click the VideoDownloader Button in the bottom right part of your Firefox Browser window.


5) A window will pop-up. Click the button that says 'Download Link.'
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6) Click 'Save to Disk' and then click 'OK' in the 'Downloads' window.
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***NOTE: If the file you download does not have the extension .flv, then rename the file and end the name with .flv***



7) Start up MediaCoder




Drag and Drop the .flv file(s) into the large white area
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9) Click the 'Video' tab in the lower left-hand section on the window and select 'XviD' in the 'Format' drop-down menu.

10) Click the large 'Start' button (third from the right at the top of the window) to begin transcoding the video(s).



11) Once a window pops up saying that the transcoding has completed, then you are done!

Now that you have the videos in .AVI format, you can use Nero, dvdSanta,
or some other DVD video burning program to burn these videos onto a DVD
so you can watch them on any standard DVD player!

I hope this tutorial was helpful to all of you and I wish you all the best of luck!

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[TUT] Customize Internet Explorer's Title Bar









Customize Internet Explorer's Title Bar:


Open Registry by going to Start then Run and Enter regedit. Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet. Explorer\Main. In right
hand panel look for string "Window Title" and change its value to
whatever custom text you want to see.

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[TUT] Copy Text From Secured PDF Files







Hello frends are u looking to make assignments for u r schools or colleges yeah u obviously search for handy ebooks but Are not u
and frustrated to read text from E-books available online and type it
again on MsWord as these e-books are secured or protected and cannot be
copied. Secured e-books are obviously good for the author as it helps to
reduce the piracy of books from original authors, but if you want to
use it for your own work then just follow these simple steps to copy
contents from such protected PDF files.

Steps for Copying Text from PDF Files


  1. Download any PDF-to-word
    converter which converts .pdf files to .doc files. One such tool is
    available for free .Screenshot is given below.
  2. Install the software on your PC by double clicking on the set-up.
  3. Click Browse and select your PDF file, then click to convert it
    into your word file. It’s better to keep the other option as it is.
  4. Edit, Copy or do whatever changes you want to do in your word file. You can even add images to it.
SCREENSHOT



Download Software from Here
::declare:
Link:http://www.hellopdf.com/download.php




N FINALLY NEVER FORGET TO SAY THANX
!

[TUT]Cool your laptop by undervoltage (SAVE BATTERY)







Cool your laptop by undervoltage

I will teach you how to reduce your temperatures when your laptop is at
full load. With this method you can also save some power ( it means that
your battery will last longer for example ).What type of disadvantages /
risks this method has?

What type of disadvantages / risks this method has?
NONE.

This will not harm your laptop by any way. It wont affect your laptop
performance when gaming, encoding,[etc...] because we wont be changing
the frequency but yes the voltages.


Lets get started.

Firstly, we will need to download RightMark CPU Clock Utility which can be found here:





Code:
http://cpu.rightmark.org/download/rmclock_230_bin_upd1.exe
* Open RM CPU Clock Utility
* Go to Profiles(click) - what you see are the multipliers that your CPU uses and the voltage



This was like an introduction. We will return here later


Next
Step--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Now click in Maximal Performance
* Click in OS Settings

Tick "Use OS power plan" and then select High Performance plan.




Next
Step--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Again in Maximal Performance, instead of OS Settings, change to CPU Settings
* Tick Use P-state transitions(for AC-Power and Battery) as shown in the image below
* Since it is Maximal Performance you will tick the highest multiplier available to have the highest CPU frequency




Next
Step--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Lets go back where we were at the "introduction"(Click in Profiles). Here we will change the voltages to make the laptop cooler.

This is almost as overclocking, but here we will only mess with the
voltages. Core 2 Duo's ( T7x00 / T5x00) use voltages between 1.0375v and
1.3v. If you have a CPU in these series, like me, you can go right away
to 1.050 or even lower.

DO NOT TRY TO USE LOWER VOLTAGES THAN ITS ALLOWED TO!!!! Your
laptop will likely not boot and to fix that you will have to clear the
BIOS. For that you need to remove the CMOS battery and in laptops is
kinda hard. You can still try, as I see some to try, and I will try....
But if your pc doesnt boot you are screwed.

Update: Got 0.987 in my CPU (T5600) and its recommended is 1.0357. Its safe. Tomorrow I will run stability tests.

To find which voltage your CPU accepts use this link:




Code:
http://processorfinder.intel.com/
* Select for AC POWER in Current "Maximal Performance" since
we want to lower the voltages to keep the laptop cool when at full load /
gaming / etc...
* Leave No management for Startup
* Untick Auto-adjust intermediate states VIDs
* Start testing the voltages. Test one-by-one. When there
instability, go back to the last voltage and that will be the minimum
possible. Don't forget to click apply after changing the voltage.




Note: To check if it is working I would recommend downloading CPU-Z here(at left):




Code:
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
After finding a stable voltage for your CPU for the higher
multiplier you can do the same for the others multipliers of Maximum
Perfomance plan.

If you wish to keep the voltages after exiting this program do this:

* Click in Management
* Untick Restore CPU defaults on management turning off and Restore CPU defaults on application exit



You can also do the same to Power Saving ( in this case we want low
clocks [not the lowest or it will be extremely slow]). Change its
voltages, etc...

To test your system for stability use Prime95 for full load and realtemp to monitor temperatures:

Prime95:




Code:
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103
RealTemp:




Code:
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/Real_Temp/
Its all...


Any doubts post here.
If you find it hard to understand, please say and I will make it easier to understand.

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[TUT] OC your Monitor! Increase to a Resolution higher than your Monitor Supports!







[TUT] OC your Monitor! Increase to a Resolution higher than your Monitor Supports!

_____________________________________________

Force Resolution - Monitor Overclock

Vista and NVidia are very restrictive about EDID and restrict available
Monitor Resolutions, While ATI and NVidia have made options available
for over-riding available resolution values...Some may find this resets
or your real maximum resolution is completely unavailable

My "PnP Monitor" would get reset to 1024x768 every so often and was a
pain in the *** to get the NVidia panel to force the proper resolution
even though the NVidia control panel recognizes the display and names ir
correctly...I found this Overclockers Article about removing two pins
to remove EDID transmitted information...

I was shocked to find it does exactly what you want, It will allow you to set any resolution/refreshrate you want!

I dont recommend doing this on your monitor cable encase you permanently destroy your monitor cable!!!!!!

Go out and buy some DVI adapters... there less than $5!!


How to: Set whatever res I want to my monitor? (Disable Edid) - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Ok, the idea is if you isolate and remove the wires used for edid you
will be able to set any res that your monitor can handle. (Edid: That
annoying firmware in your monitor that tells your comp whether or not
you can set a res. (To bypass it you usually need to be set manually in
control center.))

What the mod does:
When you go to set a res your monitor it will no longer have a say in whether or not it wants to be set to that res...

Example: My monitor can easily do 2048x1536 but according to edid it is only supposed to go as high as 1856x1392.

It's kinda like overclocking your monitor.




Pull pins straight out with needle nose pliers

I am not responsible for any damages, you do this at your own risk.
Works best on vga crt's.


-----------------------------------------

Reference: http://www.vistax64.com/overclocking...overclock.html

-----------------------------------------

I have a 15" VGA Monitor, Max @ 1024x768...kinaya nya hanggang 1440x900....

----------------------------------------

Do this at your OWN RISK!!!!

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[TUT] How to Update Antivirus Offline







How to update Kaspersky, Mcafee, Norton and other anti-virus software offline


It’s a well known fact that you need to have your Anti Virus software up
to date in order to be protected from latest viruses and other malware.
Most security software vendors tend to provide updates over the
internet. But what if you have a computer that is not connected to the
internet or is having limited internet connectivity (low bandwidth, data
cap, etc)? This article describes how you can update your Anti Virus
software manually using offline definition updates.

Although most Anti Virus software have a built in automatic updates
feature, vendors tend to release standalone update installers usually
through their official website. Once you download one of these offline
installers, you can use it to update virus definition files even on Anti
Virus software installed on computers without internet access (Ex-
Download offline installer from work computer which has internet access
and then use the installer to update home computer which is not
connected to the internet). Below is a list of locations where you can
find and download offline definition update installers for several
popular Anti Virus software.

1. Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti Virus


Offline updates for Kaspersky version 5, 6 and version 7 products can be downloaded from this page. If you are using the new Kaspersky Anti Virus 2009 or Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
products, there is a separate procedure you need to follow. A complete
tutorial on how to update Kaspersky 2009 (version 8.0) products offline
can be found here.

2. AVG


These offline definition updates are for the free version of AVG. AVG 7.5 offline updates can be downloaded from this pagefound here.

3. Mcafee


Note that not all of Mcafee’s Anti Virus products support offline updating. I’m not sure if products such as Mcafee Total Protection 2009
can be updated offline. However, updating some versions such as
VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i/8.7i is possible. You can download the latest
virus definition .DAT files from this page.
Note: DAT files are definition updates, SUPERDAT files are definition + scan engine updates

4. BitDefender


Although many people don’t know, BitDefender releases offline updates for almost all of its security products including BitDefender Internet Security 2009. All of these updates can be downloaded from this page.

5. Symantec/Norton security products


Most Norton Anti Virus products and Symantec Anti Virus products including corporate versions can be updated offline. Visit this page and choose your product under ‘Download Definitions by Product’ option.

6. Trend Micro


Trend Micro offers pattern files to update a number of security products
offline including Trend Micro Internet Security. Latest pattern files
and installers can be obtained form this page.

7. Sophos


Sophos definition files are called Virus Identity Files (IDE) - self
extracting zip files with latest IDE files are released regularly. You
can download them from here. Note that Sophos products older than 3 months cannot be updated offline.

8. F-Secure


F-Secure regularly releases a file named latest.zip which includes the
newest virus definition files. You can download and use this file to
update your F-Secure security product manually. The most current version
of latest.zip and a tutorial on how to manually update can be found on this page.

9. Avast


Only 4.X versions of Avast! can be updated offline. You can download the
iAVS utility which will update your Avast! product automatically.
Latest iAVS can be freely downloaded from this page.

10. Avira


A number of Avira products such as Avira Antivir Windows Professional, Avira AntiVir Premium and Avira Premium Security Suite can be updated offline using the VDF update. You can download latest offline definition files for Avira from here.

If your favorite anti virus software is not listed above, please let
us know via a comment. We will try to find an offline updates source
for it and update the article if we manage to find one.


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Sources:





Quote:

http://technology.feedfury.com/conte...e_offline.html


http://filenetworks.blogspot.com/200...-products.html



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[TUT] PSU Wattage Calculator








PC Power Supply Wattage

from: http://compreviews.about.com/od/cases/a/PSUWattage.htm


Introduction Pretty much every power
supply on the market for a desktop PC computer is advertised solely on
its wattage. Unfortunately, this is a simplistic view of a very complex
issue. The power supply is there to convert the high voltage from the
wall outlet into the lower voltages required to operate the computer
circuitry. If this is not done properly, the irregular power signals
that are sent to the components can cause damage and system instability.
Because of this, it is important to make sure you buy a power supply
that meets the needs of your computer system.


Peak vs. Maximum Wattage Output
This is the first real big gotcha when it comes to looking at power
supply specifications. The peak output rating is the highest amount of
power the unit can supply, but this is only for a very brief time. Units
cannot continuously supply power at this level and if it attempts to do
so will cause damage. You want to find the maximum continuous wattage
rating of the power supply. This is the highest amount that the unit can
supply stably to the components. Even with this, you want to make sure
the maximum wattage rating is higher than you intend to use.
Another thing to be aware of with the wattage output has to do with how
it is calculated. There are three primary voltage rails inside of the
power supply: +3.3V, +5V and +12V. Each of these supplies power to the
various components of the computer system. It is the combined total
power output of all these lines that make up the total power output of
the system. The formula used to do this is:

  • Wattage = Voltage * Amperage
So, if you look at a power supply label and it shows that the
+12V line supplies 18A of power, that voltage rail can supply a maximum
of 216W of power. This may be only a small fraction of say the 450W the
power supply is rated at. The maximum output of the +5V and +3.3V rails
would then be calculated and added to the overall wattage rating.


+12V Rail
The most important voltage rail in a power supply is the +12V rail.
This voltage rail supplies power to the most demanding components
including the processor, drives, cooling fans and graphics cards. All of
these items draw a lot of current and as a result you want to make sure
that you purchase a unit that supplies enough power to the +12V rail.
With the increasing demands on the 12V lines, many new power supplies
have multiple 12V rails that will be listed as +12V1, +12V2 and +12V3
depending on if it has two or three rails. When calculating the amps for
the +12V line, it is necessary to look at the total amps produces from
all of the 12V rails. Often times there might be a footnote that the
combine maximum wattage will be less than the total rating of the rails.
Just reverse the above formula to get the maximum combined amps.

  • Amperage = Wattage / Voltage
With this information about the +12V rails, one can use it
against a general power usage based on the system of the system. Here
are the recommendations for the minimum combined 12V rail amperages for
various size computer systems:

  • Small Form Factor - 15A
  • Mini-Tower - 20A
  • Mid-Tower - 24A
  • Full Tower - 30A
  • Dual Video Card (SLI) - 36A
Remember that these are only a recommendation. If you have
specific power hungry components, check the power supply requirements
with the manufacturer. An example of this might be with the new GeForce
8800 series graphics cards. These cards can easily draw over 200W of
power. Running two of the cards in an SLI configuration can easily
require a power supply that can sustain at least 750W of total power
output.



Can My Computer Handle This?
I frequently get questions from people who are looking to upgrade
their graphics card in their desktop computer system. Many high-end
graphics cards have very specific requirements for power in order to
operate properly. Thankfully this has improved with manufacturers now
listing the minimum number of amps required on the 12V line in order for
the cards to work. Previously they never published any power supply
requirements.
Now, in terms of most desktop computers, the companies generally do not
list the PC's power supply ratings in their specifications. Typically
the user will have to open up the case and look for the power supply
label to determine what exactly the system can support. Unfortunately,
most desktop PCs will come with fairly low power supplies as cost
savings measures. A typical desktop PC that didn't come with a dedicated
graphics card will usually have between a 350 to 400W unit with around
15 to 18A rating. This will be fine for most budget graphics cards, but
high end cards typically require more. Therefore, to use a high end card
in such a desktop PC would require that the power supply also be
upgraded which can be quite difficult.




Conclusions
Remember that everything we have been talking about involves the
maximum limits of the computer power supply. Probably 99% of the time a
computer is being used, it is not being used to its maximum potential
and as a result will draw much less power than the maximums. The
important thing is that the computer power supply needs to have enough
headroom for those times that the system is being taxed heavily.
Examples of such times are playing graphic intensive 3D games or doing
video transcoding. These things heavily tax the components and need
additional power.
As a case in point, I put a power usage meter between the power supply
and the wall outlet on my computer as a test. During average computing,
my system was pulling no more than 240W of power. This is well below the
rating of my power supply. However, if I then play a 3D game for
several hours, the power usage peaks upwards to around 400W of total
power. Does this mean that a 400W power supply would be sufficient?
Probably not as I have a large number of items that draw heavily on the
12V rail such that a 400W could have voltage problems.

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Sites for PSU Calculators:

Newegg.com

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html

Aanet.com

http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

Thermaltake.com

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

Extreme (My Recommended Site)

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


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Download Windows Updates Manually







Para
sa mga ayaw iturn-on ang kanilang automatic updates pero gustong
updated ang kanilang system. Etong para sa inyo. Di na kailangan ng
software para makadownload ng updates.
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Here you can download updates for your windows.





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[TUT]Recover some memory instantly







Recover some memory by minimizing your active applications

Sa example natin, ang gagamitin natin ay Mozilla Firefox.

STEP 1
Open Task Manager[Ctrl+Alt+Del]

STEP 2
Go to Processes Tab then see the difference
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(not working on Windows 7)

Yun lang po. Pasensya na sa abala.

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Hack to Force Enable Aero(Transparency) in Windows Vista|7







Windows
7 has a nice little Windows Aero troubleshooting tool to find and fix
problems with transparency and other visual effects, and then enable and
turn on Aero support (and also Aero Peek) in Windows 7. If the tool
does not work to enable Aero feature in Windows 7, the trick to force
enable Aero in Windows Vista may still work in Windows 7.

Follow these steps in the instruction below to force enable Windows Aero
Glass Transparency effect on system with video card (graphic
accelerator adapter) that does not meet the WDDM (Windows Display Driver
Model ) specifications, which provides functionality required to render
the desktop and applications using Desktop Window Manager, a
compositing window manager running on top of Direct3D 9.0Ex, and
provides device driver interfaces required by Direct3D 10 runtime used
in Windows 7.

1. Open Registry Editor (RegEdit).

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

If the DWM registry key is not found, right click on Windows and then select New -> Key to create new branch and name it as DWM.

3. In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit value) named UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.

4. In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Blur, and set its value to 0.

5. In the right details pane, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named Animations, and set its value to 0.

6. Restart the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager in Services
in Control Panel (type Services.msc in Start Search), or run the
following commands in a command prompt with administrator privileges:

net stop uxsms
net start uxsms


7. Attempt to enable and apply Windows Aero in Windows 7. Restart the computer if required.


SS (Proof that this is working):




Please hit if i helped you.

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[TUT]Prevent Someone from Changing wallpaper(WinXP) even Changing through internet







NOTE:This is for windows Xp only

for
Windows 7 OS please go to this link

http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=391608


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LET'S START



Click
Start click Run or press windows + R and type in gpedit.msc (This file is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc)



This will open the
Group Policy Editor in Windows XP.

From the left panel, duble click
User Configuration then Administrative Templates then Control Panel then Display

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double click on
Prevent changing wallpaper select Enable click OK




back on Group Policy Double Click
Desktop under administrative templates double click Active Desktop

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double Click on
Active desktop Wallpaper Select Enable type the location of your wallpaper in Wallpaper Name(in my sample it is on C:\Wallpaper.jpg) Select Wallpaper Style and click OK



Make sure that
User configuration setting is enable
(On Group Policy Click Local Computer Policy and click on Poperties in standard toolbar)

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uncheck the Disable user configuration setting then press OK




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For some instances, someone change the wallpaper through internet explorer/mozilla firefox.


here's tutorial on how to prevent it.


my example is for Administrator account(you can do to all user accounts)


For Internet Explorer


Open
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

On Internet explorer folder create a .bmp file(right click select
new select bitmap image), Name it "Internet Explorer Wallpaper.bmp"

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right click
on Internet Explorer Wallpaper.bmp, click properties
On properties Select Security tab select administrator and check all deny in Permision for Administrator then click Ok



For Mozilla Firefox


Open
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox

On Firefox folder create a .bmp file(right click select
new select bitmap image),this time name it "Desktop Backgroud.bmp"

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right click
on Desktop Background.bmp, click properties
On properties Select Security tab select administrator and check all deny in Permision for Administrator then click Ok



Now no one can Change wallpaper on your desktop..

Just hit Thanks kung nakatulong...

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[TUT]Make Desktop icon Backgroud label Transparent







When your desktop icon has a background color like this


and you want to make it transparent like this



Try This Simple Step...


Right Click
My Computer icon on desktop, Click on Properties

On Properties Click the
Advance tab, under Performance click setting


Under
Visual Effects tab click the custom and find the checkbox containing "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop"


uncheck
it and then check it again..then click OK and click OK


yun ok na...^_^

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[TUT]How to hide Local drives in my computer







If you want to hide local hard drive in my computer..take this following step


Step 1: On desktop click start and click run (or simply press window+r in keyboard)




Type "gpedit.msc" then click OK



Step2: Group policy window will appear

on the explorer(left side) click to expand User configuration >
administrative templates >Windows Component > windows explorer

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on the right side of the window double click "hide these specified drives on my computer..




Click enable and select drive you want to hide..you can hide multiple drive also.. after selecting drive click ok...^_^


Make sure that User configuration setting is enable
(On Group Policy Click Local Computer Policy and click on Poperties in standard toolbar)


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uncheck the Disable user configuration setting then press OK




That's all..^_^

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[TuT] Ghost Imaging - Easy Backup & Easy Restore •••









FORMAT your computer in less than 10 minutes




Kamusta kaibigan Hassle ba mag format at i-re-install ang mga applications mo ?

Hmm. . . I think matutulungan ka ng tutorial na ito …

Eto yung mga Kailangan :

Una Download mo itong BartPE > DOWNLOAD HERE

Ika-Lawa Download mo itong Drive SnapShot > DOWNLOAD HERE

Syempre kailangan mo ng OS Tested ko na ito sa WINDOWS XP

Paki try nalang sa windows 7

Pano nga ba mag format at irestore lahat ng nakainstall na applications
at mga files in less than 10 minutes? Well using this application called
BARTPE gagawan natin ng image ang primary partition mo or kung
san naka save yung mga files mo at system files . . and using BARTPE we
can able to restore your system files and including all files of that
partition.




Quote:

Note: Kung gagawin mo itong tutorial na ito
make sure na yung partition na gagawan mo ng image ay nasa good
condition at Virus Free . . . Dahil ALL FILES ay masasama!


Kung Medyo nalito ka sa pinagsasabi ko . . . don’t worry . . .

Just Bare with me guys . . .


Una i-install mo muna yung na download mong Drive Snapshot


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so natapos mo na iinstall ang drive snapshot . . . ngayon
kailangan mo itong iregister para magamit mo yung kanyang full
capacity.

open mo yung drive snapshot click mo dun yung activation ata yun basta something like that… then my mag prompt na activation dialog

sunod i-open mo yung key.txt copy mo yung lahat ng nakasulat tapos paste mo dun sa activation dialog..

that’s it you have successfully activate your drive snapshot ..
restart drive snapshot!


OK it’s time to create a backup
Open drive snap shot tapos click mo yung backup disk to file




Tapos eto ang lalabas
I-select mo yung partition na gagawan mo ng image e.g. click drive letter C then click next




Now you need to select yung destination ng image mo . . . syempre sa ibang partition mo isave e.g. Sa partition na Letter D




Quote:

Note: Just to remind you guys mababackup lahat!!! So dapat mejo malaki ang free size ng isang partition mo

But don’t worry ma cocompress po ang files , kung hindi ako nag kakamali almost 50% ng pag ka compress.

Bago ko makalimutan pwede mo rin lagyan ng password yang gagawin mong
image or backup just to remid you it’s optional not required

So pag na tapos munang hanapin kung san mo ise-save

Click mo na yung Start copy




Wait mo lang ito hanggang sa matapos . . .



Pag natapos na meron ka nang image file sa Partition kung san mo sinave .
In my case sinave ko sya sa Drive D




Congrats my backup kana

But wait there’s more

Iburn mo sa cd yung BartPE na dinownload mo lately …
ISO File yun


Ngayon tapos kana mag backup

Time to format in less than 10 minutes

Mga common scenario kung bakit napipilitan tayong mag reformat

• DAhil sa mga virus
• Dahil sa defective na Operating system


At kung anu-anong pang mga reasons

Now you can perform the typical formatting

Syempre I 1st boot mo muna yung cd-rom

Tapos ilagay mo yung disc ng BartPE nabinurn mo sa CD, instead disc of windows xp

My mababasa kang :
Inspecting computer hardware configuration

After nun my makikita ka sa lower left ng screen mo na GO click mo yun tapos click run

Then type mo ito format C:/Q letter C is the drive letter and the letter Q is an indication that you we’re performing a Quick Format.

Now your drive C: is formatted ngayon naman iinstall na natin yung ginawa nating back-up

Click mo ulit yung GO > Programs > drive snapshot.

Drive snapshot will now appear

Click mo yung Restore Disk From File

Select mo yung Backup mo ! yung mga SNA File

At sa wakas click NEXT

wait mo hanggang sa matapos ang pag re-restore…

Good luck !!!

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[TUTorial] How to Download Torrents + more Torrent sites










Ano po muna ang Torrent?basa po tau DITO

Mamili sa mga sumusunod na Torrent Programs clients;
pinaka popular ang
utorrent
vuze
bittorrent
puede rin gamitin ang
Ares
at
thunder by: Nadlerz.


i-install ang napiling program,i recommend utorrent.pagtapos ma-install,pede na mag-download ng mga torrents.

pumunta sa mga Torrent sites para mamili ng gustong i-download;
pinaka sikat na mga torrent sites ay
pirate bay
demonoid [requires registration]
Torrentday
mininova


eto po ang karagdagang mga torrent sites
DITO PO

pag nakapunta na kayo sa gusto nyong site,search lang kau ng files na gusto nyo i-download, at click lang po ang DOWNLOAD THIS TORRENT.
kung utorrent po ang napili nio na client,un po ang mag-o-open ng nadownload nio na files at sia rin ang magda-download non.



screenshot of Pirate bay
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screenshot of utorrent
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tips:
tingnan nyo po ung SEEDERS kung ilan,pag marami pong seeders,mas mabilis maida-download ang file,kabaliktaran ng konti,mas mabagal idownload.


UNATTENDED
po ang mga torrents,meaning kahit pabayaan nyo lang sia,ida-download pa
rin nya ang torrents nyo as long as di nyo ini-exit ang program,may
seeders at meron internet connection.
pag natapos na ang dL,right click lang ung files-open location para ma view ang nasabing files.



>>TWEAK uTorrent settings for FASTER DOWNLOAD<<
[3.5mb mp4]

Make Your Torrent Download Speed Double!
by: BassureroX -Working po ito

HIDDEN SECRET
punta lang sa
help-about utorrent



press T para makapaglaro ng TETRIS Game




CONVERT TORRENT TO DIRECT DOWNLOAD


happy DOWNLOADING!

My FAVORITE TORRENT MOVIES


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Tips To Improve Your Typing Speed








Typing
speed is something that will improve over time and with practice.
Typing is a skill that can be very awkward at first. Over time, one
learns how to get more speed at typing and then will try to work on
accuracy. However to get optimum typing speed and typing accuracy is the
goal the typist seeks to achieve. Here are some pointers to help
improve your typing speed.


Learn the correct position of fingers in the keyboard

You can improve a lot if you stop using the "one finger method". We have
five fingers in each hand, and they can be used to improve the speed of
your typing. Several web sites have charts with the correct position
for each hand, just use them and practice even a little each day.

Visit this site:
http://www.customtyping.com/tutorial..._fingering.htm


Learn to type without looking at the keyboard

This is first step to mastering the art of typing. You can start doing
this after you learn the proper position of the fingers. Using this
technique you will be able to concentrate on the result on the screen,
and not in where your fingers are going. This can provide a great
increase in you speed.

Yes, you should not see the keyboard while you type. You should have
military level of discipline. Look at the screen or the source paper.
After you are familiar with the finger placements you can try this.
While riding bicycle, what will you see? The road or the pedals?


Avoid correcting mistakes immediately

One of the things that decrease your speed is the urge to fix typing
problems as they happen. If you get used to continue typing even if you
see some mistakes you will learn faster, because you will be in
continuous practice. This will also decrease your error rate, because
now you will be focused on doing it right, not on fixing your typos.


Try to type faster for small periods of time

A good exercise is to try to type at maximum speed during short periods
of time, even if you have a few mistakes. The goal is to increase your
response time, so that you can continue typing faster even after the
exercise.

When you type faster, your hands start to adapt to that speed level with
time. You will make a lot of mistakes at the beginning, because you are
not trained to type at high speed. However, consider this just training
for your hands. When you return to normal speeds, you will see that you
have improved your accuracy and speed.


Conclusion

Typing fast and accurately is an important skill. Using these tips
regularly, you will see that your speed will improve steadily. This
skill will help you to be more productive and finish your work faster
than you are currently doing.


Hope it helps.

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Top Ten Tips To Improve Computer System Speed








Top Ten Tips To Improve Computer System Speed

1. Let your PC boot up completely before opening any applications.


2. Refresh the desktop after closing any application. This will remove any unused files from the RAM.


3. Do not set very large file size images as your wallpaper. Do not keep
a wallpaper at all if your PC is low on RAM (less than 256 MB).


4. Do not clutter your Desktop with a lot of shortcuts. Each shortcut on the desktop uses up to 500 bytes of RAM.


5. Empty the recycle bin regularly.
The files are not really deleted from your hard drive until you empty the recycle bin.


6. Delete the temporary internet files regularly.


7. Defragment your hard drive once every two months. This will free up a
lot of space on your hard drive and rearrange the files so that your
applications run faster.


8. Always make two partitions in your hard drive. Install all large
Softwares (like PSP, Photoshop, 3DS Max etc) in the second partition.
Windows uses all the available empty space in C drive as virtual
memory when your Computer RAM is full. Keep the C Drive as empty as possible.


9. When installing new Softwares disable the option of having a tray
icon. The tray icons use up available RAM, and also slow down the
booting of your PC. Also disable the option of starting the application
automatically when the PC boots. You can disable these options later on
also from the Tools or preferences menu in your application.


10. Protect your PC from dust. Dust causes the CPU cooling fan to jam
and slow down thereby gradually heating your CPU and affecting the
processing speed. Use compressed air to blow out any dust from the CPU.
Never use vacuum.

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[TIPS] How To Prevent Bad Sectors In Hard Disks








[TIPS] How To Prevent Bad Sectors In Hard Disks

1. Do not bump your hard disk at all. The HDD may be mostly made of

metal but you have to handle them like eggs;

2. If you dont want bad sectors, never move your PC while it is on.

Never. Shutdown. Shutoff. Move the PC. Then turn it on.

3. Do not put anything on top of your HDD. If your gonna store it, make

sure they are in proper packaging (anti-static bags and clamshells o

styro boxes).

4. Only hold or handle your HDDs by their edges, never touch the printed

circuit boards or electronic parts.

5. If you have to put the HDD down on, lay it down on an anti-static bag

6. When mounting HDDs use the proper screws (coarse thread and

shorter screw) as opposed to the screws for CDROM drives and Floppy

Drives which are fine thread, and the case screws which are coarse

thread but longer.

7. Use as many screws to mount your HDD as possible, usually 4, some

techs will use only 3, I have seen HDDs mounted using only 1 screw.

Why? The 4 screws will ensure proper heat transfer from the HDD to

the case and will handle the vibration properly.

8. Tighten but not over tighten the screws. Your screws are steel, the

HDD case is aluminum, you endanger or damaging the thread in you

HDD if you over tighten.

9. You may mount the HDD in any way (level, un-level, upwards,

downwards, vertical) whatever it takes to make it fit your casing. There

will be no problem performance-wise.

But keep in mind, in the, future say 2 years, you have to unmount and

reinstall the HDD in a configuration different to what it has been

accustomed to, the HDD might die on you just like that. Example ?

vertically mounted for 2 years, then i-reinstall mo horizontally. Probably

on the startup, your hdd possibly die. It happened to me 3X already.

Perfectly working HDD, then remounted in a different way, then my

hard disk just gave up . Most probably the bearings have gotten used

to the old mounting and seize up when mounted differently.

10. Keep your HDDs cool. Blow fans on them, use coolers. At the very

least make sure your casing is properly ventilated. Heat shortens the

life of HDDs. But Choose carefully on what fans you will use, choose

the fan which produce less vibration.

11. Cables? Make sure your cables are good and connected correctly. It

may cause damage to the HDD

12. Power Supply? Make sure your power supply is up to snuff. This is

where most HDDs fail after serving you for a long time. Low 12-volt

rails kill HDD motors. Bad 5V kill HDD electronics.

13. Power connectors. Make sure your power connectors (those white

plugs with yellow, black and red wires) fit well. Loose connectors

provide bad power. After running your PC for a while, say 15-30

minutes, touch your connectors, if they are hot, then there?s

something loose, replace with a spare connector and label the bad

connector. If you do system checkups, it is good to take note of heat

discoloration on power connectors and replace those bad ones;

14. Black outs do not just kill lights, they kill HDDs. Black outs are

sometimes accompanied by bad power spikes and deadly voltage

fluctuations. If you can afford a good UPS, buy one.

15. When transferring HDDs between systems don't just take one and

install into another and fire it up just like that. Please make sure you

get into BIOS first and make sure that your new system is set to auto.

If your old system detected the HDD using manual or non-standard

parameters, then duplicate the parameters first in BIOS in the new

system before booting up. You might scramble all your data if you

new system tries to read the HDD using wrong parameters.

16. If you use your PC a lot, defrag your partitions once a month. If not,

defrag once every 3 months will be fine. For those of you who think

that defragmention speeds up your HDDs death, may I give a small

explanation. If your partition is quite fragmented, your HDD will be

doing a lot of unnecessary work by default, its head going back and

forth trying to get to the different parts of your files scattered all ove

your disk. Besides with a defragmented disk, you will have a more

responsive PC.

17. Install enough RAM. You don't want your HDD swapping files back and

forth from system RAM and the swap file. Lots of work for the HDD,

slow PC.

18. Partition your HDD. At least 2 partitions. One partition for you

Operating System. The other one for your data. This way if your OS

gets corrupted (and it happens) you don't have to perform PC

acrobatics to get your data back. You can reformat your OS partition

and be assured that your data is safe in a separate partition.

(In case your hard disk had a bad sector, use HDD Regenerator by
dposoft. It Can Recover Damaged Sectors. I prefer it than Spinrite.)


-credits to Google


How I Protect My PC: A Noob’s Guide for Fellow Noobs








How I Maintain My PC: A Noob’s Guide for Fellow Noobs


By PadrePio
(written exlusively for Symbianize)



I am a software junkie. I like trying out new
applications even if I don’t really need them. The problem is, I’m still
a noob when it comes to computers. Halimbawa, noong Sabado ko lang
nalaman na ang ibig sabihin pala ng mobo ay motherboard.
Now being a software junkie and a noob at the same time is dangerous
for your PC’s health. And I learned it the hard way. My PC got infected
with worms, trojans, malwares and viruses. (Bacteria lang ata ang hindi
nakapasok.) Naging asthmatic din ito. Ultimo pagbukas lang ng Notepad ay
hingal na hingal na at ang bagal. Hanggang sa tuluyang magka heart
attack na nga ito---nag crash ang Operating System (OS) ko.

Dahil sa eksperyensiya kong iyon, ay nagsimula akong magbasa-basa dito
sa Symbianize. At sa aking pagsasaliksik ay marami akong natutunan. Sa
awa ng juice ay naka-recover at naging healthy ulit ang PC ko. Naging
masigla na ito at nawala rin ang asthma kaya’t nakakatakbo na ito ng
mabilis ng hindi hinihingal. At higit sa lahat ay maayos na ang lagay ng
puso nito; malayo nang ma-stroke ulit.

Ito po ngayon ang gusto kong ibahagi sa mga katulad kong noobs--- kung
paano ibalik sa dating sigla ang namumutla at nananamlay nating mga
computer. Gusto ko i-share sa inyo ang tamang pagmentena ng ating mga PC
upang maiwasan ang mga impeksiyon na nagdudulot ng pagbagal at
pagbagsak ng performance nito. Bilang konting paalala, lahat po ng mga
nandito ay base lamang sa aking sariling experience at pagsasaliksik.
Pero makaasa kayo, fellow noobs, na proven safe po ang lahat ng guide na
nandito. I highly recommend that you follow all of them.

Computer wiz ka ba? Pro? Genius? Kung oo, huwag na pong tumuloy sa pagbabasa at mababagot ka lang. Alam mo na lahat ito.


Noob ka ba tulad ko?

Hindi kumpleto ang kaalaman?

O konti lang ang alam?

O talagang walang alam?

Huwag mag-alala, huwag mahiya, may karamay ka.


Kaibigan, tara! Basa tayo.

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The top 20 ways to increase your Laptop's battery life








Napulot ko lang po ito sa www.google.com. Share ko lang po dito baka sakaling makatulong sa inyo.


The top 20 ways to increase your Laptop's battery life

1. The first thing to do is lower the
brightness of the screen. The screen draws most of the power in a
laptop, a fully bright screen would flatten the battery in under 3
hours.

2. Next you could cut down on the amount of programs running in the
background such as iTunes and MSN Messenger. All background programs add
to the CPU usage and lower the battery life, so turn off the ones you
don't need.

3. You could also reduce the number of programs that run on startup,
since they run every time you start up your computer and eat up CPU
cycles and RAM (Random Access Memory).

XP users: Start > Run and type in msconfig > OK, then click on the
Startup Tab and uncheck the boxes of the programs you want to disable
from running on startup.
Windows Vista/Windows 7 users: Start > type 'msconfig' without quotes
> OK, then click on the Startup Tab and uncheck the boxes of the
programs you want to disable from running on startup.

Note be careful which ones you disable since some can be drivers and
anti-virus software that need to run every time you startup your
computer. If you are not sure about some, just type them into Google
followed by 'startup entry'. E.G. 'hd audio control panel startup
entry'.

4. Defragment your hard drive. Windows 7, Vista and XP have a built in
disk defragmenter in the control panel. All this will do is improve the
efficiency of the hard drive, so it will work faster and improve battery
life. Depending on the usage of the laptop this should be done once a
week to once a month (but obviously not when you are using the battery!)

XP users: Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Rearrange items on your hard disk to make programs run faster >
Defragment

Windows Vista/ Windows 7 users: Start > type defrag then press Enter
> Defragment now. Note that Windows Vista and Windows 7 can
automatically defragment your computer, just use the schedule to arrange
a time to suit you.

5. Disconnect USB devices you are not using such as iPods, memory sticks
and mice from the laptop while on battery as these significantly reduce
the battery life. Also, if you are not using the Wi-Fi be sure to turn
it off.

6. If possible, add more RAM (Random Access Memory), this will take the
strain off the hard drive because when you run out of RAM, the operating
system uses virtual memory, which is on the hard drive. This slows down
the laptop greatly, as the hard drive is 40 times slower than RAM. This
not only will increase battery life, but it will make your laptop run
more smoothly.

7. Another way is to exercise the battery. Instead of leaving the
battery fully charged use the battery once a week but do not let Li-ion
batteries completely discharge. Only discharge for older Ni-Mh batteries
that have the memory effect.

8. When you are going to leave your laptop alone for a couple of hours but want to keep you work open you have three choices.

One, you could leave the laptop running, which is a waste and should
never be done unless it is doing something in the background e.g. virus
scan.

Two, you could put the computer on standby, so all the work left open
gets stored in the RAM and you can quickly resume when you get back, but
the computer uses some power, but little power.

Three, hibernate so all the documents left open get stored on the hard
disk, but the computer completely shuts down. It really depends on how
long you are going to leave it for.

I would recommend hibernating all the time so no power is wasted, and
only takes a couple more seconds to wake up than standby. But it depends
on how long you are going to leave the laptop for.

9. When watching a DVD it is best to run it off the Hard Drive rather
than the CD/DVD drive. These use more power than the hard disk. They
still use power even when the disk is inactive, so where possible use
programs such as Alcohol 120% rather than the CD drive to watch movies.

10. Use the operating system's power options to optimise the power
usage. The best profile is Max Battery for Windows XP and power saver
for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

11. Keep the temperature down. Laptop batteries discharge quicker when
they are hot, so never leave them in hot cars and clean out the air
vents every so often.

12. Go easy on the usage. Try to focus on one thing at a time and manage
your priorities. Word Processing and reading e-mails use less power
than gaming or watching DVD's.

13. If you really want to save power, get rid of Windows. If you buy an
Apple Laptop with Mac OS X, you can expect to increase the life by over
an hour. Apple's Macbook Pro has a ten hour battery life, Windows
laptops barely get half that.

14. If you are going to leave the battery and not use it for a while,
make sure that you leave the battery at 40% and never leave a Li-ion
battery completely discharged for a long period of time otherwise it
will ruin the battery and probably won't work.

15. Get a more efficient laptop. Modern laptops get more efficient every
year at using power. Also you could look into the battery capacity of
new laptops e.g 9-cell. This shows the capacity of the battery, more
capacity means more battery life. However more capacity also means more
weight and cost, so take into consideration these factors to find the
laptop most suitable for you.

16. Most new laptops have Bluetooth built in, and is usually turned on
by default. So turn Bluetooth it off when not using it, since this will
save a significant amount of battery.

17. When not using the speakers mute them, this could actually give you a
few more minutes of battery life, especially with older Operating
Systems.

18. Be sure to update your laptop with the latest drivers and updates
from Windows Update, since newer drivers help your computer to run
smoother and could improve battery life.

Windows XP users: Open up Internet Explorer and type in www.windowsupdate.com
(If the website wants to install Active X control click install) then
click on Custom. After it has done searching for updates click on
Hardware, Optional then install all the hardware updates.

Windows Vista users: Start > All Programs > Windows Update >
Check for updates, then install all high priority and choose which
optional updates you want.

19. This one is for more advanced users. Rightmark CPU clock utility
enables some users to undervolt their CPU, but without loosing much, if
any performance. It also reduces the need for a fan, as less heat is
produced. Look it up in Google to find out more info.

20. Buy a new battery! This will help to give back the battery life you
had with the laptop when you first bought it. Typically a battery could
last 18 months, but by exercising the battery (tip 7) it could last much
longer.

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How to know if your computer can handle the Game you want [click here to know]







Credits to the original author.

Lets say you want to download a great game that just came out and want
to download as fast as possible, but when your done it turns out that
your computer cant even run the game. You waisted your precious time
downloading a game that you cant even play! Well now you wont be able to
make that mistake!


Click here to know

This site scans your computer to see if your
computer can handle the game you want to download. Why download the game
if it wont even run on your computer!

Hope this little information help you...

for reading.


COMPUTER SPEED tut&tip mataas o mababa ang ram & cpu speed








awts! naBURA YUNG 9 TO 16!!! TSK!

madami parin di nakaka alam nito kaya ginawan ko na ng thread.. mas mabilis pa ang p4 1.4ghz 1gb memory laptop ko kesa sa mga p4 3ghz dual core 3gb memory ng mga kaibigan ko kaya share ko kung ano ginagawa ko sa laptop at pc ko...

nahirapan din kasi ako dati kakahanap magandang pc booster, memory
booster at anti virus pag bumabagal pc ko, pero wala ako makita working
talaga na kasing bilis pag bagong format kaya madalas ako mag format hanggang ma tuklasan ko kung bakit talaga bumabagal ang pc or laptop!

ang pinaka goal ng thread na to e pagkatapos mo
masunod mga instructions ko, makakapag concentrate yung buong specs ng
pc or laptop mo sa kung ano lang ang program na mahalaga sayo at kung
ano lang ang program na ginagamit mo sa oras na yun..




1. back up ka ng mga importanteng files...
2. format mo pc mo...
3. re-install ka ng pinaka ginagamit mo lang na mga programs...
4.pag di mo na nagagamit ng 1week, un-install mo na muna...
early prevention na mag accumulate yung ram usage para di na kelangan ng booster kasi yung mga booster na yan ang madalas maging sanhi ng hang sa pc ko dati,
kasi kung per program ang pag babasehan, pwera sa mga games sobra sobra na ang 1gb memory..ang nasa pc ko ngayon 512mb lang , p4 1.7 single core lang pero super bilis parin...

yung mga program kasi na naka install, gumagamit na sila ng memory kahit hindi naman sila ginagamit at the moment...kung
madami ka na naka install, yun ang nag a-accumulate at umuubos ng ram
mo kahit gano pa ka laki yung ram na naka install sa pc mo...

5.hindi ko recommended na gumawa ka pa partition....
kasi, based on my experience, mas maganda para sakin na walang laman
ang hard disk ko kung saan naka install ang lahat ng program na
ginagamit ko talaga...

then yung mga movies, mp3's pictures ko, e nasa isa pang hard disk...
naka slave kung pc at external hdd kung laptop... bakit? kasi nag uumpisa na bumagal ang hard disk pag lumagpas na sya sa 50% ng capacity
nya... kaya minsan akala mo may virus ka lang, yun pala, puno na hdd mo
kaya ka mabagal... sayang lang ang bilis ng computer mo kung di mo rin
lang napapakinabangan ang maximum capability nya diba... kaya kung ako
sayo, ganito gawin mo, kung may luma ka pc na di mo na ginagamit, kunin
mo yung hdd nya, then bili ka sa cdrking ng cable and power supply, pede
mo na yun paganahin parang external hdd... connected tru usb... 2types
lang naman yun, ide to usb kung luma at sata to usb kung bago ng
konte... 350 bili ko kasama na yung power supply para sa hdd...

meron nga rin pala nabibiling hdd enclosure, nasa 550 ata yun, depende
kung hdd ng laptop or pc gagamitan mo, parang maliit na box na kasya ang
hdd sa loob to convert it into an external hdd including its
appearance...

http://www.cdrking.com/index.php?mod...id=192&main=33



or kung ma datung ka, bili ka nalang ng external hdd, nasa 3k to 5k ang price
6.gamit ka ccleaner panlinis ng pc every month
panlinis yun ng mga temporary files kasi nag aacumulate din mga yun over time..
7.wag ka gamit ng avg anti virus, mabigat sa cpu at memory
8.disable mo ang mga icons mo sa toolbar tulad ng YM, skype, etc na di
mo naman gagamitin everytime na kabubukas mo palang ng pc kasi malakas
sila gumamit ng memory kahit di mo sila i open
pede mo sila right click then exit mo lang sila everytime na gumagamit ka pc
or kung gusto mo 1time mo lang sila i disable, ganito gawin mo,
*sa "run" (type) msconfig , select start up, then uncheck mo mga hindi mo agad gagamitin pagbukas na pag bukas ng pc mo..
(kay rustymozart ko nalaman to)bigyan din po natin sya ng thanks, wawa naman.. hehe
http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=279937
di na sila mag bubukas tuwing start up.. check mo nalang sila ulit kung
gagamitin mo or better use desktop icons to access them...after reboot
checkan mo lang yung wag na sya mag warning ulit..ok na yun
kaya mas maganda , installation palang, wag mo na checkan pag nagtatanong kung gusto mo ng icon sa task bar
9.once every 3months, mag defragment ka ng hard disk lalo na pag madalas
ka mag bura at mag lipat ng mga files mo, right click mo yung drive
c...select properties then tools then defragment now then defragment..
nasasayo na kung gaano kadalas depende kung mabilis dumami mga
fragmented files mo, naka red naman lahat ng fragmented files e..
10.wag ka na gagamit ng parehong program sa iisang purpose, example:
windows media player, power dvd, vlc, gome player etc, na movies and
mp3's mo ginagamit...
recommend ko yung vlc media player plus klite mega codec pack
yun lang kelangan mo for movies and mp3's, uninstall mo na lahat ng ibang player mo, wala na sila silbi...
kung wala ka pa vlc at klite dito ka na download para di ka mahirapan, dami din program na maganda jan
www.filehippo.com
11.kung kaya mo i manage ang deep freeze, yun ang pinaka maganda... pero
kung hinde, hanggang step 10 ka nalang..kung naka deep freeze ka naman,
OFF mo yung anti virus mo..hayaan mo lang sya open pag nag off ka ng
deep freeze...
12.kalimutan mo na yung mga memory booster, kasi sila pa madalas reason kung bat nag hahang pc ko dati...
13. minimum system memory should be 512mb or 1gb, ok na yan, pwera
nalang kung demanding sa memory yung games nyo..kulang kasi pag 256mb
sa mga basic programs palang kaya kung 256 lang memory nyo, bilhan nyo
na po kahit 1gb, sulit po kayo dun
14. kung nasunod mo lahat ng instructions ko,at gusto mo pa ng mas
mabilis, pede ka na ngayon mag try ng mga tweaks... ingat lang para wala
ka magalaw na di mo alam ibalik...
nagpaalam nako sa author na ipost ko yan dito...give credits to them.
+THE THREAD DEDICATED TO YOUR PC PERFORMANCE (tweak thread)+
15.dati, pag may bagong program daw na maganda, install agad tayo sa pc
or laptop basta walang virus diba, mula ngayon, tandaan nyo kung ano
lang laman ng mga installed programs nyo, pag may nakita kayo bagong
program na di nyo naman nagagamit, burahin nyo na agad, madali lang
naman mag re install ulit basta may back up ka lagi ng mga files mo sa
KABILANG HARD DISK!

kung windows xp ka, ganito,
click start
control panel
add or remove programs
makikita nyo na sila lahat.click mo lang sila, may lalabas ng remove kung balak mo sila uninstall


simple lang mga yan pero super laki ng difference na mapupuna nyo kung
susundin nyo lahat ng instruction na nanjan at madami parin di nakaka
alam jan kaya ginawan ko na ng thread...

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[TIPS] Google Chrome Useful Shortcut Keys








Google
Chrome is one of those great browsers available out there. I personally
use Google Chrome. Google Chrome has many special features like the
Omni-box, New Tab Page and especially the speed with which it load
pages, It is really super fast.
Using Google Chrome can be made faster if you know a few shortcuts. So, I
thought of listing them out, so that you can use them to increase your
efficiency of using Chrome.





Shortcut Keys:
ctrl + shift + B - Access your bookmars bar.

ctrl + T - New Tab

crtl + shift + t - Remembers and brings back the last tab you closed

CTRL+PAGE UP: Switch to the previous tab.

CTRL+W: Close current tab or pop-up window.

ALT+HOME: Open your home page.

CTRL+B: Toggle bookmarks display

CTRL+D: Bookmark the current page.

CTRL+F: Open the ‘Find in page’ dialog box.

CTRL+G: Find the next match from ‘Find in page’ box.

CTRL+H: View Browsing History.

CTRL+J: View Downloads.

CTRL+O: Open a file in the browser.

CTRL+P: Print the current page.

CTRL+T: Open a new tab.

CTRL+U: View source code of the current page.

CTRL+F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache.

CTRL+SHIFT+G: Find the previous match from ‘Find in page’ box.
SHIFT+ESC: View Chrome’s internal Task Manager.

SHIFT+F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache.

F5: Reload the current page.

ESC: Stop the current page from loading.

SHIFT+F3: Find the previous match from ‘Find in page’ box.

SHIFT+F5: Reload the current page, overriding the cache.

ALT+: Download link.

CTRL+PLUS: Make text larger.

CTRL+MINUS: Make text smaller.

CTRL+0: Return to default text size.

ctrl + W - Closes current tab

ctrl + N - Opens new Chrome window

Trick: Drag a link into tab area automatically opens that link into a new tab

Shift + esc - Chrome task manager

Ctrl + back button on browser - Opens your last page in a new tab w/o closing your current one

Ctrl + 1-9 - Quickly go through tabs

Ctrl + Shift + Delete - quickly delete history (opens "Clear browsing data" box)

Ctrl + "+" or "-"- zoom in and out

Other shortcuts that work almost universally:

Ctrl + Z - Undo

Ctrl + C - Copy to clipboard

Ctrl + V - Paste from clipboard

Ctrl + A - Highlight all

Ctrl + P - Print.

CTRL+1: Switch to the tab in position 1 on the tab strip.

CTRL+N,N=2 to 8: Switch to the tab in position 2 to 8 on the tab strip.

CTRL+9: Switch to the last tab on the tab strip.

CTRL+F4: Close current tab or pop-up window.

CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next tab.

CTRL+PAGE DOWN: Switch to the next tab.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Switch to the previous tab.

CTRL+SHIFT+T: Reopen the last tab that you closed.

CTRL+SHIFT+N: Incignito mode

ALT+F4: Close current window.

More:
http://www.google.com/support/chrome...99&topic=28650
http://www.google.com/support/forum/...84cea8da&hl=en


Please report if repost, thanks.

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[TUT] Guide in Buying a Laptop
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NotebookReview.com Guide To Buying A Notebook Online
BY: Pulp, NotebookReview.com Contributor
PUBLISHED: 4/24/2009

by Dustin Sklavos

If you're a technology enthusiast like I am, custom ordering a laptop
online is like some kind of bizarre but highly enjoyable game. It's a
balancing act, but it's also like getting to go to the toy store and
pick out what you want to take home.

However, if you're reading this you're not like me. In fact, if you're
reading anything on NotebookReview.com it probably means you're looking
for help while trying to purchase a new laptop. Don't worry ... you're
not alone. When most people go to order a laptop online, the
smorgasboard of options turns into a nightmare. Is a faster processor
worth the extra $25? What about the one that's $50 more? Do I need the
GeForce graphics card or is the Intel thingy acceptable?

The problem gets compounded by well-meaning but clueless shoppers. It's
okay if you're one of those people. Companies spend large amounts of
money on advertising every year so that when you go to buy a laptop you
say things like, "It must have Intel!" "I'm gonna have a lot of
programs so I need a big hard drive!" And so on. My job here is to keep
you from making expensive mistakes and arm you with the information you
require to make an informed decision in how you custom build your new
notebook. In fact, some of this advice will even help you if you decide
to purchase a pre-configured notebook online or at a local retail store.

I'll go through each of the major components and try to give you the best advice I can.

PROCESSOR
The reality is that most programs these days outside of games aren't
going to tax the processor that much. That's why, for the vast majority
of users, even just the brand of processor - AMD or Intel - isn't going
to matter. Still, there are a couple of major recommendations to make
here.

First, if extreme battery life is going to be important to you, take
AMD's processors out of the equation. At the the time of this writing,
AMD's mobile processors have lackluster battery life compared to their
Intel equivalents. If your laptop is going to spend the vast majority of
its life plugged in, then AMD becomes a solid choice for people on a
budget who don't need a lot out of their computer.

Second, with the importance of battery life and thus buying an Intel
processor, you're actually going to want to pursue Intel's mid-range.
These processors are characterized by a "P" prefix on the model number
instead of a "T." Power consumption on these is moderately lower and can
help extend battery life.

Third, just buy a dual core processor. Don't buy a Celeron, don't buy a
Sempron. Intel and AMD both have inexpensive dual core processors on the
market.

Now you need to decide how much power you require. If you're going to be
doing serious multimedia work, like video editing, motion graphics, and
so on, consider spending more on the processor. You'll want a Core 2
Duo or even Quad, depending on the price. At this juncture you also need
to decide how much you're willing to spend on the processor and adjust
accordingly. Typically there's a massive difference in price between the
most expensive processor and the next one on the list, and I'll save
you some grief: it's not worth it.

When looking at the more minor differences - say a $50 difference
between one processor and another that's at least 200MHz faster - it's
going to be up to you. Remember, there's nothing necessarily wrong with
choosing a middle-of-the-road processor.

I am, however, going to make an odd recommendation at the end here: if
you plan on gaming on your laptop on a seriously low budget, rule out
Intel processors. While the processor itself is faster, the less
expensive graphics options for Intel processors (the integrated
graphics) are vastly inferior to offerings for AMD processors.

MEMORY (RAM)
This is an easy one. The average PC user will seldom need more than 2GB
of memory; media buffs and gamers may want to look at 4GB, though even
regular users won't exactly be hurting if they make this bump. Do not
bother with 3GB. And some manufacturers will offer 8GB at an obscenely
high price - don't bother.

The price of upgrading memory direct from the manufacturer can often be
absurdly high. Apple in particular tends to charge unreasonably high
prices in this category. It's at this point that you as a consumer
should know the following:

1. Memory is often much cheaper to order online separately.
and
2. It's also extraordinarily easy to install and/or upgrade memory.

The overwhelming majority of modern laptops make it easy to upgrade
memory yourself without voiding the warranty, and doing so is a five
minute job at most. Odds are the user manual will even tell you how.

So unless the manufacturer has some kind of special deal on a free
memory upgrade, avoid upgrading through the manufacturer and just buy
the memory through an online retailer like NewEgg.com or Amazon.com.

OPERATING SYSTEM
This is another easy one. First of all, until the arrival of Windows 7,
you're stuck with Windows Vista. While I've railed against it in the
past, honestly, a modern installation of Windows Vista is pretty nice
and certainly the most stable operating system I've ever used ... even
more than Windows XP.

Do not buy Windows Vista Home Basic, Business, or Ultimate. Home Basic
is too stripped down; Business and Ultimate are going to offer features
you're not likely to need, and Business may even remove features you
might have used. This pretty much leaves you with Home Premium.

If you're running 4GB of memory, choose the 64-bit version of Windows
Vista and not the 32-bit. 64-bit Windows Vista is designed to handle
large amounts of memory.

STORAGE
This is a matter of preference and it must be dealt with on three fronts: capacity, speed, and SSD vs. hard disk.

First, in terms of capacity, if you're just storing programs, documents,
and pictures, you probably won't need more than 160GB of space. If
you're going to be storing/editing video, max out the capacity.

Second, in terms of speed you're looking at either 5400rpm or 7200rpm.
While I personally think 5400rpm drives are too slow, most users aren't
going to need the snappier performance of a 7200rpm one, and the premium
you pay for a 7200rpm drive may not be worth it. If you're doing
multimedia work, though, just get the 7200rpm. The drive is the biggest
performance bottleneck you're going to run up against, so you might as
well make it as fast as possible.

Finally, Solid State Drives (SSDs), are starting to become increasingly
popular for laptop users. These are still prohibitively expensive, but
they're the fastest Storage you can buy and can survive impacts and
vibration that would destroy a standard hard disk drive. The big
problems with SSDs are the high price and mediocre capacity at the time
of this writing. If you simply must have the fastest computer you can
get, you can upgrade to a SSD, but that's going to be an expensive
mistake for the vast majority of users.

OPTICAL DRIVE
Here's another easy one. First, the drive should be able to write DVDs,
period. DVDs are still one of the best ways to back up your stuff, so
that ability is fairly essential.

Second, are you planning on watching Blu-ray movies? You are? Then get the Blu-ray drive. If you're not, don't bother.

And finally, LabelFlash and LightScribe are cute accessories that let
you use the drive to actually write an image to the top of the disc if
you use special discs. They're usually only about a $10 premium, so I
tend to fork it over, but if money's tight don't bother. I can't
remember the last time I've used LightScribe, and I've never had a
LabelFlash drive, so there you go.

SCREEN/DISPLAY
This is one of the trickier ones. Honestly, choosing a display should be easy, but it's not.

First, if it's possible to get an LED-backlit screen, consider doing so.
The expense is usually about $100 extra, but the picture will be much
brighter and LED-backlighting notably reduces the power consumption of
the screen, which is typically the most power-hungry component in the
laptop.

Second, resolution. This basically defines the number of pixels wide by
tall the screen has; the higher the resolution, the smaller the text
will be, but the more you can fit on your desktop. Now my eyesight is
pretty bad, so I typically go for the lowest resolution screen available
for the laptop I buy, but if you've got pretty great eyesight you may
be happier with a higher resolution one. So let's look at the "pros" and
"cons" here.

Reasons to go for lower resolution: If you have poor eyesight, if you're
not going to be doing anything too complicated with the laptop, or if
you're going to be gaming on it. This last one is going to generate some
complaints and comments, I know it, but games look better at the native
resolution of the laptop screen, and mobile graphics often don't have
the horsepower to drive games at higher resolutions. This results in
having to play the games at a lower resolution than native, which gives
you a less attractive, scaled-up image.

Reasons to go for high resolution: if you have excellent eyesight, if
you're going to be doing media work or any other work that may require a
wealth of desktop space.

GRAPHICS

First of all, if you're going to do any gaming on your laptop, rule out
Intel graphics as an option. Performance of Intel's graphics is dismal.
You should be looking at either a Nvidia GeForce or an ATI Radeon. And
remember, what you order, you're stuck with. You can't just try and save
bread on buying Intel graphics now and upgrade later; you can't
upgrade. Let me repeat this, because this is probably the most
irritating thing to continuously pop up on the forums here: You cannot
upgrade your laptop graphics. The only laptops that can be upgraded are
the laptops purchased by people who don't need to read this article. You
cannot upgrade your laptop graphics.

So, if you're gaming, or think you might game in the future, choose an
ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce graphics card. If the manufacturer doesn't
offer either of these as an option for your laptop, find a different
laptop to order.

Now what if the manufacturer has multiple options, multiple Radeons
and/or GeForces? Spend as much as you're comfortable with. This is
usually a good place to stretch that budget if you're a gamer. You
usually can't go wrong with more graphics power.

You remember back in the processor section when I mentioned gamers on a
budget should go AMD? The integrated graphics typically available with
AMD processors tend to have enough horsepower to run most modern games
at low settings, so if you're on a seriously tight budget, this is
something to consider. The Radeon HD 3100/3200/3300 - and the GeForces -
are good choices for the frugal gamer.

NETWORKING
There are three things to look at here: wireless networking, Bluetooth, and actual wireless internet access (3G, etc.)

For wireless networking, you'll want to spend up for an Intel adaptor on
Intel-based laptops. From there, you might as well go for wireless-n as
it typically isn't a major expense. On AMD laptops, just spend up for
wireless-n for the sake of futureproofing.

As far as Bluetooth is concerned, I typically add the upgrade since it's
only about $10 and it means you can purchase a Bluetooth mouse that
doesn't require a receiver and just syncs with the laptop itself. And
finally, Bluetooth can be used to communicate with your
Bluetooth-enabled phone. Typically your phone's manufacturer will offer
software that lets you manage the files on your Bluetooth phone, so
that's something to consider.

And finally, wireless internet access via Verizon or 3G. That's going to
be your call, since these upgrades also require subscriptions.

Keep in mind that all of these can be upgraded later with a USB dongle,
so if your budget is tight you can always go for the cheapest one and
just buy a USB adapter later and use that.

WARRANTY
This is the tricky part. I don't spring for extended warranties as a
general rule, but you may want to consider one. This is entirely a
matter of personal preference and how much you want to spend for peace
of mind. Most manufacturers maintain a one year limited parts and labor
warranty standard, and you pay to upgrade it to add more years or better
tech support.

So you have to decide if you want what amounts to an insurance policy on
your laptop. No one will fault you if you decide to live without, but
if you think you may need it or just want the peace of mind, there's no
shame in springing for it either.

CONCLUSION

So here we are, at the end of it. Of course, this isn't all there is to
ordering a laptop online; manufacturers will try to convince you to buy
all kinds of extras, like printers, carrying bags, mice, monitors, and
so on, but that's all stuff you can get elsewhere and likely get for
less money.

I hope I've managed to simplify the buying process for you. It's one of
those unfortunate situations where in the process of trying to make
things more consumer-friendly, it can get needlessly complicated and
even daunting. Most consumers don't know the difference between a
Pentium Dual-Core and a Core 2 Duo and most don't need to; it's one of
those bizarre things that's been the status quo but is of utterly no use
to most computer users. All of the major manufacturers are guilty of
putting a wide range of parts on the market that honestly are so
incrementally different that it's often not even worth the trouble
trying to figure them out.

There's one last piece of advice I have for you: If you need a laptop
now then buy a laptop now. Don't wait. The next big change in technology
is always going to be around the corner. If you wait for the next thing
you're going to wait forever. There's always going to be something that
will come out and make you wish you waited, and that's just the nature
of modern technology. If you need it, just buy it.

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Comparison of Mobile Processors (CPU Benchmarks)


- ranked from highest to lowest, included din ang ibang benchmarking applications used by NotebookReviews.com

Laptop Video Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

- the higher the 3DMark06 value, the higher graphics performance, usually proportional to actual benchmark ranking..

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References:

www.notebookreviews.com
www.tipidpc.com

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[Must know!] TASK MANAGER TIPS & TRICKS - Monitor & Improve PC Performance








Manually Disable or Remove the Task Manager from the List for Limited Accounts

This security policy tip is very useful for schools, internet cafes, small business and shared computers at home.

From you Limited or Restricted User Account, Open
your Windows Explorer > go to \Windows folder > regedit.exe >
Right-Click and Choose “Run as…” option




Open the program for accounts with administrative privilege



In this example, I want to disable the Task Manager for the User Account named Sharedaccount.

Once the Registry editor is opened, we need to verify and find the corresponding SID folder for the account.


How to get the corresponding SID Folder for the Specific User Account
go to these registry location to get first the corresponding SID key for the User

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Find the corresponding SID by checking those folders for the Sharedaccount Value

S-1-5-21-825345543-318236825-1802669531-1003

CHECK THIS VALUE

ProfileImagePath

%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Sharedaccount


Now, we have verified that the SID for the Sharedaccount user is S-1-5-21-825345543-318236825-1802669531-1003

Open this registry Location to restrict launching of task manager
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-825345543-318236825-1802669531-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policie s

If System subfolder key doesn’t exists, create the folder and Right-Click the folder key > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value



type DisableTaskmgr, double click and change the value to 1
Try by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC


“Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator”

as simple as that!


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TASK MANAGER TIPS & TRICKS and to IMPROVE PC PERFORMANCE

Wala pa akong nakitang thread na ganito. Kung meron mang nag-share na
dati, buhayin ko lang ulit para sa mga hindi pa nakakaalam.

Siguro ang alam natin sa Task Manager ay isang simpleng window kung saan
makikita ang detalye ng mga running programs at pag-end dito, its
definitely more than that. You can make your PC runs faster if you know
some of the basic tricks of Task Manager.

Windows Task Manager is also a very useful tool to MONITOR ALL WHAT IS GOING ON TO YOUR PC and NETWORK CONNECTION. etc.

Sa mga di nakakaalam, DI NYO MAAPPRECIATE ITO HANGGA'T DI NYO GINAGAWA

Easy ways to run the Task Manager:
1. Ctrl + Shift + Esc
2. WIndows Key + R -> type taskmgr -> hit ENTER
3. Ctrl + Alt + Del -> select Task Manager

Screenies lang ng Options menu 'tsaka yung Quick Access for Shutdown options. Baka kasi walang nakakapansin nito.

From "Options" menu choose the "Hide when minimized" option. It
minimizes to an icon in the system tray which glows green to indicate
the percentage of CPU resources in use at any given time.

Eto yung trick, double-click nyo sa part na yan


at ito ang lalabas... a movable and resizable window


o kaya ito depende sa current tab na nakaopen.

Double-click on empty space para bumalik sa dati.

Trick na ba yun??? sabi nila eh..

Simple lang noh? pero wag ka...mahalaga po 'yan.


Dagdagan ko lang, open this location; C:\WINDOWS\system32, hanapin mo yung taskmgr.exe tapos gawan mo ng shortcut.
Dun sa Shortcut ng TaskManager, Right-click -> Properties -> Shortcut tab, select "Minimized" sa Run option. Click OK button.



Cut (Ctrl + X) mo yung Shortcut na yan at i-Paste (Ctrl + V) sa Startup folder. Nasaan ba yun? Start menu -> All Programs -> Startup

tapos! haha...

Seriously speaking, ito ang purpose nyan...

Every time na mag-start up yang PC nyo, it
automatically runs the Task Manager minimized in the System Tray
(bottommost left corner of your monitor/screen). This action keeps Task
Manager running all the time (unless you close it. haha). If you see a bright green Task Manager's icon, you know that something is sucking up the CPU.


CTRL + V na ang karamihan nito



Quote:

1 Browsing your Processes
The first thing you will see in your Task Manager is the Application tab
which tells you which applications are currently running, but it
doesn't reveals the actual thing. To know what's
actually running in your PC click the Processes tab and check "Show
processes from all users", which give you all the currently running
processes
.

2. Viewing Memory in use
With Task Manager you can view which processes are taking how much
amount of memory. This can be very useful to you if you are having less
amount of memory. You can remove few unwanted processes by right clicking the process name and selecting end task.
This will free the memory used by that process, but be sure you don't
remove the system process, otherwise your PC may shutdown . Having some free available memory will make your PC work fast.

3. Diagnosing disk thrashing
You would have noticed sometimes that your hard drive is continuously
thrashing even though there's no-one at the PC. To find out why, Click
the Task Manager Processes tab, then click View > Select Columns, and
check I/O Read Bytes and I/O Write Bytes. Click OK. The new columns
will show you the total amount of data read or written by a process,
which applies to network activity as well as your hard drive. The
busiest processes will have the largest figures, and if a process is
active now then its totals will tick up as you watch.




4. Removing Running Process
If any of your process is taking a lot of memory or keeping your CPU
busy unnecessary, then you can remove such running process without
rebooting with task manager, but if that process is important like
system process or any other important process, then killing the process
may crash your system or cause some loss of data
. So we will first reduce the priority of that process. Right-click your CPU-hogging process, select Set Priority -> Low,
and Windows should immediately give more CPU time to just about
everything else on your PC. The program will still be running, it just
shouldn't interfere with other apps to the same degree, and they should
be accessible again.

If there are still problems, right-click the process and select Set Affinity.
This option lets you decide which CPU cores a process can use. If you
clear one of these then that core will become available to other
applications, which should significantly improve their performance
.

5. Restarting Explorer GREAT! NO NEED TO REBOOT
Sometimes your taskbar and desktop may disappear; in this case you can
take the help of task manager press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and press the
Processes tab to check for yourself. If Explorer.exe isn't listed then click File > New Task, type Explorer.exe and click OK to restart it , your desktop and task bar should come back.

6. Finding System Resources
Launching Task Manager and clicking the Performance tab will reveal the total amount of RAM installed in your PC (check the Total in the Physical Memory box).

7. Monitoring Network utilization
Click the Task Manager Networking tab and you'll see a graph that tracks
your current network use over time. This can be useful if you've a
network-hogging process that fires on a regular basis, for instance, as
you should see a spike on the chart.

8. CPU Utilization
Launch Task Manager, and click the Performance tab
to see a graph of your CPU Usage History: Click View and select Show
Kernel Times (so it's checked). What you'll now see is two graph lines:
one green, representing total CPU utilisation, and one red, representing
the time consumed by the kernel. When the green peaks are high, red
peaks low then the culprit is a user mode process, probably just a
regular application. But if the red peaks are consistently high then
that shows your CPU time is being grabbed by something in the kernel,
probably a driver, but perhaps also a Windows component, maybe even some
deeply embedded malware
.

Tinatamad na ako...DL nyo na lang yung user's guide for more info.
sana di kayo inantok a kwento ko. Abangan ang susunod na kabanata...
















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[must read]Tips on creating a secure password[important]







TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE A STRONG PASSWORD


Share ko lang po tong trick na to in making a strong
password. Nowadays hindi natin maipagkakaila na mostly gumagamit nang
mga simple at easy to hack passwords ang ibang computer users. Kung
napapansin natin bago mag sign up inini required nang isang site ang
strong passwords that is composed of alphanumeric and symbols. Heres the
trick:

we_1$%?..455* (this is a example of a strong password)

pero madaling makakalimutan nang user ang ganitong password kaya ang gagawin natin ay ito:

I was born at 12:00am In the country of Phillipines

Iwb@12:00amItcoP

I was born at 12:00am In the country of Philippines

So if makakalimutan mo talaga pwede mo siyang isulat sa notebook.....



NOTE: NEVER SHARE A PASSWORD TO ANYONE EVEN IF ITS A FRIEND.
PERO PAG NEED TALAGA FOR EXAMPLE SA SCHOOL ACCOUNT NINYO GUZTONG MANGOPYA NANG FRIEND NINYO SA INYONG PROJECTS OR ASSIGNMENTS
YOU CAN GO TO THE PC AND WAG MO SIYANG PALALAPITIN HABANG NAG IINPUT KA NANG PASSWORD MO.


IT IS A MARK OF A SOON TO BE PROFESSIONALS..


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