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Definitely take the 8mb drive if you can get it....

Definitely take the 8mb drive if you can get it. Some brands offer a better warranty on the drives with 8mb cache and from personal experience you'll really notice a difference in performance. I...
01-06-04, 08:07 PM
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another mould question

So it's been 17 years in a house with a half insulated basement. The poorly sealed vapor barrier (stapled to a cross beam behind the walls) has pretty much let go all over the place. We had some...
01-06-04, 07:53 PM
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roxul has two varieties ... which one?

At the local HD, I saw Roxul in two varieties -- regular (which itself comes in r13.5 and r19 or thereabouts) -- and fire and sound, which is apparently even better at sound deadening and fire...
06-15-03, 05:40 AM
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Posted By kletkeman

Thanks to all for the suggestions.

Thanks to all for the suggestions.
06-14-03, 03:32 PM
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bathroom smelling a bit ripe ...

My ensuite bathroom began to smell a bit ripe (it's what I imagine sewer gas to smell like). Since the toilet was pretty much ruined (it got damaged at some point and I just can't fight the scale any...
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If you go with the cheapest in any size range,...

If you go with the cheapest in any size range, I'd seriously consider Samsung. Real bang for the buck (in my opinion of course.) I find them very crisp, unlike cheaper Viewsonics.

On the other...
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That model of IBM Thinkpad came preloaded with...

That model of IBM Thinkpad came preloaded with Windows 2000 and had an ethernet/modem card in the communications bay, as you have described. The ethernet card has an Intel chip set, and the modem...
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I would really appreciate a bit of info regarding...

I would really appreciate a bit of info regarding the negative side of running a low power application like home networking through a duct system that circulates cold air. Your comparison to running...
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Many thanks for the site reference. I'll pop...

Many thanks for the site reference. I'll pop right over. I presume that special wiring is not needed for a cold air return, as there is no heat and not much else going on in there, but I'll look into...
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fishing wire through cold air return

I want to move my cable modem and router to the basement and run CAT5 up the cold air return to the computer room. This will allow me to have a TV in there and to run more CAT5 through the basement....
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Thanks .... that's a great tip. The scraping is...

Thanks .... that's a great tip. The scraping is going well now, but I'll look to see if I can find a flexible scraper. It may work better than the stiff ones I'm using now. I definitely mist the...
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I'm not sure what popcorn is like .... this is 15...

I'm not sure what popcorn is like .... this is 15 years old, I hope that they wouldn't have used an asbestos-based product as late as 1987 ....

It's quite hard if I scrape it dry, but melts fast...
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Although that's an interesting technique, I was...

Although that's an interesting technique, I was really looking for an answer to the choices I laid out. In fact, it boils down to one question:

Does it work ok to scrape the ceiling flat, but not...
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help with scraping of stipple/stucco ceiling

I am scraping a stipple/stucco ceiling. It is 15 years old and is a fairly light coat (not all that many "stalactites" :-). I have been using the "spray and scrape" method as discussed a few times on...
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One more thing ... about the PC133/VC133 -- ...

One more thing ... about the PC133/VC133 --

From a couple of WEB pages:

VCM SDRAM
Virtual-Channel Memory SDRAM
(V-C-M-S-D-ram)

A variation of SDRAM with 16 channels of independent cache...
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Sorry, I should have answered that in my first...

Sorry, I should have answered that in my first reply. I'm pretty sure that 32x64 just means that the DIMM is using 32 bit memory (aligned in proper double words instead of bytes) times 64M, meaning...
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Your BIOS will probably let you set the processor...

Your BIOS will probably let you set the processor and RAM speeds. If not, your MB will have jumpers for it (see the manual.)

The key thing is that you must run the RAM at 100mhz. If will just...
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My setup is pretty similar to yours (K7S5A, 2 HD,...

My setup is pretty similar to yours (K7S5A, 2 HD, DVD, CDR, etc). I have no trouble with it, but I was very careful with the jumpers and wiring of the four IDE devices. I suggest you go over...
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I'd recommend approaching the "run in...

I'd recommend approaching the "run in compatibility mode" technique with caution. I didn't mention it because I've been burned a couple of times trying to get older SW & HW to work.

Both times it...
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A couple of suggestions: 1) On Corel's file...

A couple of suggestions:

1) On Corel's file menu, go into page setup. I've never used the package, so I don't know how sophisticated it is, but look around the dialog and any sub-dialogs for...
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It is quite common to dual-boot machines and it...

It is quite common to dual-boot machines and it is well supported by XP, just like it was in NT and Wink2k. I presume that this is a green field machine (new, and with no software that can't be...
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Posted By kletkeman

A couple of suggestions: 1) Try to find out...

A couple of suggestions:

1) Try to find out from others (people at work etc) how reliable their hi-speed connections are before you decide on DSL versus cable. You have to average a few data...
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