- 16 Dec 2002 03:59
- 08 Jan 2003 07:22
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- 09 Jan 2003 21:38
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Question on graphics cards / monitors.
Bought a Dell last March with XP Home and a 64mB Nvidia GeForce3 Ti500 graphics card. The card seems to have both an analogue (blue) and a DVI connector (white).
Obviously, the supplied CRT 17" monitor is analogue and works fine. Is there anything to stop me buying a 17" TFT panel with DVI to make a dual monitor system? XP does allow that dual monitor thing.
- 09 Jan 2003 21:49
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Pretty sure the answer in no on that one.
- 09 Jan 2003 22:27
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Thanks Croc. Thought I had a relatively cheap way of doing it. Looks like I'll have to fork out a bit more if that's the case. Worth a try.
- 13 Jan 2003 10:48
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Since I moved house, my PC has become incredibly noisy. If I apply some pressure by leaning on the top of the PC, the noise disappears, so my guess is that a card is loose inside (though the PC appears to be working fine). I am tempted to open it up and push the cards in securely, but could I cause some other problems by doing this ?
Any other suggestions gratefully received.
- 13 Jan 2003 10:55
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kjoco, no harm in taking the cover off to check for loose bits, disconnect from mains first, obviously. Look out for loose power/audio cables fouling processor fans etc, can often be a cause of frightening noises.
- 13 Jan 2003 11:13
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kjoco, more likely to be some mechanical part, a fan as the troll says or possibly the case itself, rather than a loose card.
- 13 Jan 2003 11:37
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the troll, Kayak
Thanks guys. I'll give it a go this evening.
- 13 Jan 2003 18:30
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Success ! Eased a cable away from the fan and peace returns. Ta very much.
- 13 Jan 2003 18:50
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I found it very easy to use RVS Com with my ISDN line. It is an answerphone/fax etc.
I can not find one to work with ADSL, most require a voice modem to work.
- 13 Jan 2003 18:51
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Before the storm.
I suppose I could buy a solid satate answerphonre for the phoneline, perhaps it is impossible- if not worthless trying to get my PC to be an answerphone/fazx centre as it isnt on the voice phone line>
- 13 Jan 2003 19:02
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Tradesman, correct, to send/receive faxes *directly* it would need a modem and phoneline connected. There are various 3rd party products that work over an internet connection for sending/receiving via a gateway service, take a look at www.efax.com as an example, or ask your ISP, quite a few offer this now.
- 14 Jan 2003 08:39
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thanks, kinda nice to have received emails in storage with answerphone messages.
- 14 Jan 2003 08:41
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Tradesman, modems are very cheap these days...
- 14 Jan 2003 16:01
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so if I add a 'normal' 56k modem to the phone line part of the adsl connection I could use it as a pc/answerphone.
- 14 Jan 2003 16:19
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Well yes, although you would need a "voice" modem and software to go with it (which most of the time is supplied with the modem). Also, bear in mind that you would not get anywhere near 56K on a telephone line with ADSL. The ADSL carrier signal degrades the line so that you will get perhaps 40-45K at best.
- 14 Jan 2003 17:57
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I want to set up an Apache Web Server which I have never done before. Can anybody give me some help when I get started?