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SethWilliam

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ok 1st question i need answered.

1. when i download something say java a popup comes that says run or save. what do these two options do? does one permanently save it and the other just temporary or what?

Edited by SethWilliam, 06 October 2011 - 04:50 PM.

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SethWilliam,

Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go! :)

Save will allow you to save it to a location on your hard drive, and then run it. I choose this option if it's a program I may want to keep the installer for, or if I'm downloading on one computer but want to run it on a different one. Run will essentially install it from that site without saving it first. For a program like Java, it's not necessary to save it, because you're not going to want to run it again.

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ok thanks.

and any idea how i could learn more about computers,programming,malware, and all that GEEK stuff?
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ok another questions.
is this a good graphics card? btw its integrated i think.
AMD Radeon HD 6310

and what is the differance between a 64 bit computer and a 32 bit?
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Sorry to jump in on somebody's thread but:

HD6310 = integrated notebook card. Therefore you can't buy it on its own without a laptop.

There is no physical difference between 64-bit and 32-bit computers. The differences are in the hardware inside, mainly support for lots more memory than a 32-bit system can handle is the obvious one. Also the software (Windows) is slightly different for various technical reasons.
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alright another question.

i was playing a game recently and looking at the graphics settings and i noticed a slider that said Frames per second or something like that the lowest was 30 and the highest was like 100 or something.

so what is this and how does it affect the gameplay.
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i need a cheap computer that has fairly good or average specs could some1 plz find one for me? i have been searching for a while and can't find any good ones.
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Seth this is the same issue we are discussing in your other topic HERE.
Though I understand you would like to resolve this I invite everyone who would like to add their suggestion to please follow up in the above linked topic as not to start another topic and maybe take a chance of getting conflicting suggestions.
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somehow i knew u would find this post...

:)
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Yep I do get around as you can see. :) :yes: :)
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ok new question.
everytime i turn my computer on a little shield pops up at the bottom and says
"your computer might be at risk"
no firewall is turned on.

and then dissapears and is replace by
AVG antivirus free edition 2011

so is it just because i started up and it didnt have time to load it or what?
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no firewall is turned on.

It is telling you that you have no firewall enabled.

It goes away after the initial error and AVG only appears because it is the next program to be initiated on startup.
Check your firewall settings and make sure either Windows firewall or whatever firewall you are using is enabled.
Running online without one is like running into a burning building without protective gear. You may get away with it for a minute but eventually you will get burned. :)
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ok so how can i turn one on?
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Below are the acceptable methods from Microsoft for the last 3 OS's

XP

Vista and Win7
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nvm its on it just said it wasn't cuz it was updating.
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