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What important role does the Graphic card play in a computer?

How do I decide the type required for the comp?

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It usually has it's own memory and often doesn't have to share much, if any, of the RAM onboard your PC with the other devices. It will increase the speed and quality of the graphics "intense" applications on the web and in games nowadays. It also increases the speed of your PC because it handles it's own processing.

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How do I get a wireless connection from my main PC to my laptop?

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Assuming you already have a wireless router a wired network card and a wireless pci card on your desktop and no wireless card in your laptop, you can enable "internet connection sharing", on the desktop and run the cable from it to your laptop. This will require a second network card on the desktop if you dont have wireless capabilities. Example: you have a wireless router away from your desktop, your desktop has a wireless PCI card installed and a standard ethernet card installed as well, you would enable internet connection sharing(ICS), and send a cable from the ethernet card to your laptop's ethernet port. There are several ways of configuring this and this example is one of many. Try your question again and be specific if this doesn't help.

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I have a zx9r and the gear selector has gone stiff. What should I do?

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If you haven't changed the oil lately or have changed the viscosity, this could be the problem. The clutch adjustment may also be needed. If you will gradually do the adjustment from the handlebars, test drive it for short distances, it will indicate how dire the situation is. Sometimes the cold weather and the condition of the oil is the only problem if your bike has a wet clutch. The oil tends to break down faster on a bike due to the heat extremes involved, thus the need for frequent oil changes.

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At what age can a puppy eat dog food?

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Usually 5 to 8 weeks depending how they take to food versus mom's milk.

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If my PC often goes more slowly than all the other ones I can see, wherever I am, on different networks; regardless of whether I have my own memory-stick etc; regardless whether I am on email, websearch or MSOffice; why is this?

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There are many factors governing the difference you see in the various computers you are using throughout the day. Generally, your computer may actually be faster than some of the other ones, but RAM, dialup vs high speed internet, CPU type, the operating system parameters, etc., will play a role in each environment in which each computer operates. Talk to a tech and ask him/her about some various "tweaks" that can be done to speed up your computer or hardware upgrades that may even help if yours is running too slow. A system administrator, system engineer, a repair tech at a local shop, all of these guys can give you some insight for your particular setup. A good setup at home will generally be a cable modem or dsl if you don't already have it, a network card instead of the USB method from the modem, a clean installation of Windows XP SP2 with IE6 or Firefox, all Microsoft updates, 512 mb of RAM, 80 Gig or higher hard drive, a graphics card with at least 128 mb of RAM on it, and a good anti-virus program, and most of all, a CPU at least running at or close to 2.0 to 3.0 gig or higher if possible. These aren't the basic requirements for running XP but it's a very good start if we are talking about desktops. When using laptops, the faster, the better since they generally operate slower than many desktops with the same specs. Also, wireless and a network port can help a lot in the many different configurations in which it may have to operate.

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How can I get round the problem I am having with my PC? When I try to download programs of any kind I receive a message Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close?

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If you have adjusted your security settings in IE, you may need to lower the security settings to the default level, which is less aggressive. Some hard core firewall programs will interfere as well but my suggestion is to stick with the firewall included with your operating system, if any, first. In XP, for example, there is no need for an additional firewall to be installed, for the home user, of course. My experience with this problem has often lead me to windows update website for those critical security-related updates that are often missed by many users. Turn automatic updates on if it is not, and see if it helps. You may have to manually uninstall and reinstall IE, but my first suggestion would be a full system scan with your antivirus software. This can be many things so patience will be needed. Good luck.

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I am operating Windows XP HOme.

Whilst working on some work - pictures, text or whatever - the program freezes causing me to lose anything I am engaged on. This is now happening quite frequently. I then have to shut down and then restart. I have carried out regular maintenance such as defragging, etc but the situation remains. Is there anything else I can do? Thank you for any help you may give.

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If your anti-virus program registration has expired, this is likely the problem. You can try to install another AV program but it usually interferes with the first one. The very first thing to do would be to scan for virus', scan for malware/spyware with Ad-aware or something similar, look at the results and determine how much damage there may be. This often will result in a trip to the repair shop or trying to repair the problem yourself, which can be very difficult depending on the type of computer you have. Good luck.

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I have viruses but have no internet what should I do?

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There may be a couple of options. Usually, an anti-virus program relies on it's updating capabilities through the internet connection but you can go to someone who has a connection and download the latest version of AVG or something similar, and the latest definition file, and put it on CD or a flash drive. You can then install and scan your computer to see how much damage may have occurred and decide after the scan to reload your computer or to fix it. It is getting harder to simply just remove a virus lately, because the files that have been attacked are usually vital to your PC's operation. There is also a possibility that the damage is minimal and can be repaired so you can carry on normal operations. Try download.com, a free, virus free location to get an antivirus program and it's latest definitions file. Good luck.

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How to repair any type of printers?

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It is sometimes not very cost-effective nowadays to do much in the printer repair area if you are discussing home-use printers. There's a lot more to the larger business printers as well as replacement parts such as drums, print heads, etc. I have a friend in the printing / graphics industry who goes through many of those large and massive copier/printer combinations and he bases his repair and replacement budget within the age and cost of repair versus buying a new one. There are diagnostic, "crop?" codes that you can learn by reading the OEM manuals for the really large, older machines versus the new, computerized models that are in circulation today. If your "all-in-one" printer costs 75 bucks to replace, 35 bucks for cartridges, 200 bucks for a rebuilt drum, then there is a demand for qualified repair personnel but sometimes it is just as easy to go buy a new one. A xerox repair manual will help you if you are considering this field and there are also many books out there which can help in your ventures. Good luck.

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I have an IMB R51 Thinkpad.

The hard drive died!

I have a new hard drive and have loaded Windows XP Professional SP2. The LAN and Wireless LAN do not now work - The machine does not even know they are present in the hardware list - Any Help Please

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In addition to Vik's response, you can (after you get connected), download most of your device drivers from Microsoft's update website. There may be about 90 or so but look under hardware optional updates. If you have difficulty in doing this, just ask here again.

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