nVidia drivers..

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Its been a while since nVidia graphics updates have worked for me. I have been using 191.07 because anything else made my Pageflakes home page go into spasm if the mouse was run across it. Some good news.. driver version 197.13 works great.. get it here..  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us The nVidia Control Panel applet has a bit […]

XP Mode without Hardware Virtualization

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Microsoft have released a version of XP Mode which does not require Hardware Virtualization. The link below will take you to a Microsoft website where you can download the three parts necessary. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx I had not been able to try out XP mode because of the HV issue. My BIOS and processor are ‘old hat’ […]

VGA Temperatures..

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I run Speedfan on this computer because it sits in an open ended cubby hole in my desk. My interest in fans is not #1 on my list of hobbies, but it is nice to see when the box needs a dusting out. Just recently, I noticed that the GPU temperature was rising too quickly, […]

Microsoft recommends this one download?..

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I doubt very much that they do..  This is the contents of an email sent out to an AOL user. AOL customers are probably some of the most vulnerable users on the planet. They trust AOL to hand hold them through their computing experience, to be safe. Whoever is responsible for this email has no […]

nVidia Graphics drivers – Important

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Version 196.75 drivers can possibly kill your graphics card.. A statement from nVidia.. “We are aware that some customers have reported fan speed issues with the latest 196.75 WHQL drivers on NVIDIA.com. Until we can verify and root cause this issue, we recommend that customers stay with, or return to 196.21 WHQL drivers. Release 196.75 […]

7 RC back to Vista

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Windows 7 RC looked good until.. .. the realization that installation of 7 RC overwrites manufacturer MBR’s making it more difficult to access recovery partitions than just pressing CTRL + F11 or whatever key combo does the trick. One has to use any Vista DVD and intercept the installation in order to get to a […]

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