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Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:23 AM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:43 PM
Not at all, set it to what you want. CRT monitors could be damaged by trying to set too high a resolution but LCDs just put up an error message, they won't be damaged.
Does it hurt the monitor to be set on anything except the highest resolution?
No and yes. Preinstalled Norton and MacAfee? What security applications have you got exactly? You should only have one anti-virus program and one firewall operational at any time.
Is/are the preinstalled norton and macaffee security systems enough, or should I go ahead and install ad-aware & spybot?
These are an excellent idea if your power is a little rough and /or subject to brownouts. If you use dial up make sure to connect the phone line via the ports on the UPS so your modem is protected from surges.
APC Back-UPS ES 350/500 battery pack/surge protector
That I cannot help you with, there are so many variants out there I'm completely out of touch. It depends on the thickness of your wallet. Check the system requirements, for graphics adaptors, on the games he likes to run and look for a graphics card with better specs but still affordable. Drivers are also the key to best performance of graphics cards. Make sure you update Windows, and download the latest Direct X and video card drivers from the Internet.
what graphics card does he need for best results?
Posted 21 May 2005 - 08:17 AM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 02:22 PM
Is/are the preinstalled norton and macaffee security systems enough, or should I go ahead and install ad-aware & spybot? Not sure why I distrust the aforementioned to actually protect, but I don't.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:00 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:54 PM
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