Some FAQs about PCs you wish you knew before you bought it!

Monday, March 29, 2004

Q: My PC uses PC2700 DDR SDRAM. I see PC2700 SDRAM with various timings available, and I see PC3200 SDRAM as well. Which one should I get?
Always get the one that your PC uses. If you use PC2700, get PC2700. You can get faster RAM (actually, RAM capable of running faster) if you overclock, but then your PC would be using faster RAM, wouldn't it?

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Q: I need a place to host some images so I can link to them on the web or message boards. Is there a free place?
Try PHOTODUMP.COM. You will need to register, but it's free, almost instant activation, and the only "catch" is your photo is watermarked with their logo. Otherwise, there's no ads or pop-ups or nasty stuff like that at all, and there's no limit in bandwidth or total storage size.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Q: Why when I format a 40 GB hard drive I get only 32 GB volume?"
As implemented by Windows XP, FAT32 volume has a hard limit of 32 GB, even though it COULD support up to 4 terabytes. You will need to use a third-party partition program or the format utility in NTFS to create partitions that are larger than 32 GB in size.