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Oh, wait that was a joke right?
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No, that's "iexplore.exe" If you force explorer.exe to end using the task manager, it closes all of your explorer windows and reloads your desktop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kagaos
Ok...so you are saying if i X out of an explorer window, my comp will crash?
No, no, they are talking about the Task Manager, if you press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and go to processes, you will see explorer.exe, if you close that your taskbar, and some windows will go away. But there hasn't been one system that I know of that has shut down or had the screen go blank. When explorer dosen't work, or messes up on me (very very rarely) I go to task manager and close explorer.exe, wait about 10 seconds and go to File>New Task (Run...) and type "explorer" and it comes back.

If you push the [X] on the explorer window, nothing will happen, the window will just close.. And 1337 is talking about AVG Anti-Virus, I have it and I absolutley love it, I believe there are programs that take up less system resources than AVG, and avg takes up a little over 30MB of memory, which is very small compared to ANY Norton Anti-Viruses.

Do yourself a favor, download AVG 7.1 Email Server edition, and uninstall Norton Anti-Virus, it is the worst on System Resources, every system I've diagnosed a PC, and it was really slow it was either:
  • Seriously in need of some reformatting
  • Huge amount of viruses
  • Needed to be defragmented
  • Had Norton Anti-Virus
There's another point (defragmentation), I suggest getting Execuive Software Diskeeper, if you have multiple hard drives or partitions, you can defragment 3 (maybe 4) at a time. And it is a better program than the regular windows defragmenter, works better, dosen't take as long, and gives you alot more options.
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WOW thanks for clearin that up man!
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Ok...and on the topic of performance....I have another question.
Is it better to have tighter ram timings if you use your computer for gaming, internet, graphical editing, downloading, etc.?
I have ram with default timings of 2-2-3-5, I set them to 2-2-2-5, at 200mhz (default). Is this good? Also, in bios I have a ram option of 2 beats, 4 beats, and 8 beats, what should I set this at?
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post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by kagaos
WOW thanks for clearin that up man!
Yea man, no problem. Here's the links to get the programs:

Executive Software Diskeeper: http://www.diskeeper.com/diskeeper/diskeeper.asp
CCleaner: http://ccleaner.com/
AVG Anti-Virus: http://www.grisoft.com/doc/71/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

CCleaner needs to be run about... Once a week, its a very good program, it cleans out faulty registry entry's, and temporary files and hidden cache files and all kinds of stuff, I highly recommend it, I (personally) think it should be run every day (which I do).
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post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by kagaos
Ok...and on the topic of performance....I have another question.
Is it better to have tighter ram timings if you use your computer for gaming, internet, graphical editing, downloading, etc.?
I have ram with default timings of 2-2-3-5, I set them to 2-2-2-5, at 200mhz (default). Is this good? Also, in bios I have a ram option of 2 beats, 4 beats, and 8 beats, what should I set this at?
Good timings do play a part in your computer's speed and accesstime for programs but if you have a very high cpu overclock, it will make up or surpass the performace the tight timings could've gotten you.

2-2-2-5 timings are good, but try overclocking, I got a 400MHz overclock on my pc with 2-3-3-5 timings, I THINK I can get 2-3-2-5 or 2-2-3-5 timings, but I'm just too lazy to try it.

As far as the beats, I've been meaning to ask what that is for... Anyone else? Elaborate?
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post #18 of 18
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Yes someone please elaborate.
So I think I will loosen my timings and do a good overclock...eh? Is that what you were trying to say?
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