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Jamven
03-19-2008, 12:45 AM
List of Guides


Over the past year or two, I have assembled a good collection of guides, FAQs, and helpful sites, that relate to computer problems, that I have found to be helpful. I figured that I would post them here and perhaps someone else that had the same questions that I had a while back...
Before I get on with the topic at hand, many simple problems can be fix with a good reset of the computer. Try that before doing anything else...

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General

Building Your Own PC Guide, Part 1 (http://www6.tomshardware.com/2002/09/04/building_your_own_pc/)
Building Your Own PC Guide, Part 2 (http://www6.tomshardware.com/2002/09/18/building_your_own_pc/)
The Basic Input/Output System(BIOS) guide (http://www6.tomshardware.com/1997/01/01/the_bios_/)
General terminology (http://www.zerocut.com/tech/c_terms.html)
RAID Tutorial (http://www.acnc.com/04_01_00.html)



Windows

Programs listed in TaskManager? (http://www.answersthatwork.com/)
Optimize for your Specific Needs (http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm)
WinXP Tweaking: From Reformat to Relax (http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/324/winxp_tweaking_from_reformat_to_relax/index.html)
WinXP Tweaking: From Relax to Righteous (http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/434/winxp_tweaking_from_relax_to_righteous/index.html)



Security

Beginners Guides: Spyware Protection and Removal (http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1458)
Spyware removal and prevention guide version 3 (http://www.driverheaven.net/guides/spywarev3/)
How to Opt-Out of Cookies That Track You (http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/cookieoptout.html#imr)


Networking

Ultimate Guide to Networking: Part One (http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/reports/article.php/3580726)
Networking Tutorial (http://www.comptechdoc.org/independent/networking/guide/)


Video + Graphics Editing

Make an animated GIF (http://members.aol.com/royalef/gifmake.htm)
A Macromedia Dreamweaver Tutorial (http://www.intranetjournal.com/articles/200002/dream_index.html)


Gaming Related

System Optimization Guide for Gamers (http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/411/system_optimization_guide_for_gamers/index.html)

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That is it, for the decent guides that I had bookmarked. I know that some of the stuff posted by have older date attached to them, but the information contain within them is still good.

There are areas that my knowledge is rather limited in, i.e Video editing, Networking, etc...

I didn't include stuff like Overclocking and Cooling because quite frankly, I have never done any of that stuff. I have no working knowledge of what is good and whats not.

Another link some might want to take a look at is This (http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=5306) thread. It contains links to some software that the userbase here recommend.

Perhaps this could become a stickie if others find this to be helpful.