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Everything Else / Re: 1 or 2 video cards
« on: August 19, 2013, 11:26:09 pm »
My new build is amd 8320. I plan to overclock to 4.4 ghz. My power supply is a 80 plus bronze 850 watt thermal take. Do you think this will be enough for two of the cards you recommend or just shoot for a corsair ax1200 12 watt power supply?


Everything Else / 1 or 2 video cards
« on: August 17, 2013, 03:00:38 am »
Hey Shane,

  I need some advice. I am currently working on a new build and I am trying to decide on 2 Asus 7870 GHZ edition cards or the Asus matrix 7970 platinum edition (expensive I know). Two cheaper cards for crossfire or 1 higher end card? Here is what I am looking at.





Everything Else / Re: Windows 7 or 8
« on: August 13, 2013, 06:45:43 pm »
Well okay I guess I will stay put for a while...(less copies than vista? ouch!)


Everything Else / Windows 7 or 8
« on: August 13, 2013, 12:02:33 am »
Hello Forum!

  It's been a while. Sooooooooooo.........stay with windows 7 or move to windows 8? What do you guys think?  I'm still if'y. Can't make up my mind.


Everything Else / Re: Overclock Temperatures
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:09:08 am »
First two where max cpu load. Last one is idle temp. Any idea why the north bridge runs so hot even when system is at normal speeds?


Everything Else / Overclock Temperatures
« on: June 24, 2013, 05:42:44 pm »
Hey Shane

  What do you think of these overclock Temps and Idle Temp (Minus the north bridge, It is that hot even at stock settings, I cant get it down).


Never mind, I got it. Just disable hibernate and it will shutdown  :shocked:


Everything Else / shutdown verses hibernate with apc battery back up
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:18:22 pm »
Hey Shane,

  Is there any way I can set up my system to shutdown verses using hibernate (power chute i guess needs it) when my system switch's to APC battery back up. I would like to get rid of hibernate to save space on my SSD.


Everything Else / ssd maintenance
« on: May 11, 2013, 07:03:24 pm »
Hey Bud,

  It's been a while. Been busy with work. I have been using an ssd since my new system build back around Christmas. Should I use chckdsk.exe to check for errors or is this simply not necessary on an ssd?


General Computer Support / Re: internet explorer 9
« on: March 22, 2013, 07:28:39 am »
I think you need service pack 2 installed for IE 9 in vista...if memory serves correct.


86 Support & Help / Re: Advanced System Tweaker
« on: March 03, 2013, 04:35:45 pm »
It works really well. It decreased my desk top (windows7 64 bit) by almost 50%, and my old laptop (vista 32 bit) by about 10%. I cant really tell a speed difference because I keep them both in good working order anyway. But this is just one more step to insure your system runs to the best of it's ability. I can honestly admit this is the best registry defrag (or compressor LOL!) that I have used and you can see the difference in between uncompressed and compressed, so you know it's working. If you ever start charging for your programs I would still use them. Free is nice, but I don't mind paying for quality. You have been really doing an excellent job helping people and creating good, useful and easy to use products. You are the best hands down, my hat is off to ya bud! :wink:

Oh yeah, did I mention...keep um coming..LOL!


87 Support & Help / Re: Advanced System Tweaker
« on: March 03, 2013, 02:26:34 am »
Already on to of it LOL! Thanks anyway and this is awesome. Good job Shane.  :cheesy:


88 Support & Help / Re: confused about file
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:29:58 pm »
You need to delete your cookies then use the tools I suggested. Your not infected by anything bad. You have tracking cookies on your system. Every site use's tracking cookies. With out them you wouldn't be able to log into your favorite sites or even look at video. You need cookies for almost everything anymore. You want to do is get rid of the ones that aggravate you and keep the ones that don't.

CCleaner does a good job of deleting cookies.

Download it and run it. Keep the default settings with the exception of tracking cookies, enable this for deletion. Run a system restore first, and stay away from the registry cleaner unless you know what your doing or are prepared for the possible consequences.

Once you delete the cookies, any user I'D's and passwords you have saved will be deleted (they are cookies to). Then set up firefox to keep the ones you want. This with the tools should take care of it. I hope :wink: LOL!


89 Support & Help / Re: confused about file
« on: February 25, 2013, 06:37:34 pm »
   You must have a bunch of tracking cookies or something of that nature reading your surfing habits to give you ad's based on your surfing nature. I hate these, so here are a number of things to try to block them.

and something extra for IE

I use firefox specifically so the top two will work great for firefox (I use them both, They work to well sometimes, so you may need to unblock some cookies and widgets to see certain add's in different sites or may be to log in).

I have set firefox to only keep tracking cookies I want. For example I have set firefox to keep cookies for this website and forum.

When I close firefox it will delete cookies I haven't specified.

As you cant tell I hate being tracked or ad's trying to get me to spend money.

It isn't 100%. But it's a good start.

I also use open dns which helps to block some of this crap as well.


General Computer Support / Re-Install of windows 7
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:46:13 am »
Hey Shane,

       My aunt is a teacher. For her work she uses a dell. It came with windows 7 home premium 64 bit (she cant remember if it came with service pack 1 or not). It needs maintenance so bad, it crash's all the time. I was thinking about just doing a reinstall, as she also wants to upgrade to 0ffice 2010. Two problems however.

1. She has a ton of files and not all stored in central locations.
2. Since it was store bought, there is no disk for re-install, just the usual partition for dells reinstall.

   What is the best way to handle this? I would like to reinstall with a windows 7 home premium 64 bit iso if I can, that way I can avoid the bundled crap. Where would be the best place to get an iso windows 7 file? 

The amount of word document files she has is unbelievable man, it is got to be thousands (she is a teacher after all). Whats the best way to back them up.

Also she uses outlook and doesn't want to loose all of her emails. What is the best way to back them up for use in outlook 2010?


You might want to try setting it to 1920x1080 in windows, then use the auto screen function on the monitor itself. This has work for me in the past, not saying it will work for you, but it's worth a shot.


When you go to screen resolution in control panel does it look like mine? I have attached a pic.


Maximum resolution for that monitor is 1920x1080.


Have you tried to let the monitor auto adjust yet? It should have an option like that in the menu for the monitor it self.


95 Support & Help / Re: confused about file
« on: February 07, 2013, 03:09:33 am »
Oops sorry guys  :omg:. I read the post wrong and you two are on top of it. I need sleep bad  :confused: lol  Hope I maybe could have helped. So I'll stop making a fool of myself and just go to bed now.


96 Support & Help / Re: confused about file
« on: February 07, 2013, 03:00:26 am »
According to what you have listed, it looks like maybe a trojan. Download this.

Just download the portable version (the personal edition is free), that way you don't have to install it, all you have to do is run it (create a system restore first).

Superantispyware is really good at removing trojans (usually). Then you may want to run malewarebytes (use the free version, you will install this one) for good measure.

Which antivirus are you running?

Shane, what are your thoughts on this?


97 Support & Help / Re: chkdsk scheduled
« on: February 06, 2013, 02:30:20 pm »
No problem. Glad I help. If you use any of Shane's programs here from, spread the word and if not, can you spread the word anyway LOL :tongue: Also take a gander over at Shane's other site . He has some nifty little programs over there as well.


98 Support & Help / Re: chkdsk scheduled
« on: February 05, 2013, 06:56:47 pm »
Woooaaa! Yes you definetly want to fix that. Also go to this link and download the anti root kit and run it. (As always create a restore point first)

This way we can make an attempt to see if you may have a root kit. :cheesy:


99 Support & Help / Re: chkdsk scheduled
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:18:48 am »
First you want to create a system restore, then if you have it, use Shane's registry back up program to back up your registry.

Note: The registry is the backbone for windows to operate correctly. If the wrong key is changed or deleted, it could render your system useless. So take your time and check and then double check you are on the right key's in the registry.

Secondly make sure the option for chkdsk is unscheduled in diskeeper. Then if your on windows 7 (it should be the same for vista) go to.....

1. Click on start button.
2. In search field type "run" and click on it.
3. In run typ "regedit" click ok .
4. Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" which means
       Click SYSTEM
        Click CurrentControlSet
         Click Control
          Click Session Manager
5. In the right hand pane double click on " BootExecute".
6. The default value for the key should be "autocheck autochk *" if not, make it so.

I have attached a copy of what it should look like.

I use to use diskeeper myself and had the same problem before. I have also stopped using diskeeper because it stopped working correctly for calling the trim command on ssd drives (at least on mine it did). If you are on windows 7, it will call the trim command without a third party defragmenter any way, if you have the correct drivers loaded in the bios (google ide versus ahci for ssd drives, it will tell you all about it), I only used it to defragment my hdd's (I have 4). I have learned its just unnecessary as windows own disk defragmenter in windows 7 works pretty well.

Good luck and take care


The last time I used windows security essentials, it did disable windows defender. I'm guessing it still does.


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