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Comment by Val on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 30, 2017 03:42 AM)
I've used VLC for about 10 years, and it handles pretty much all the media files I throw at it. I have, however, recently been using MusicBee when I w...
Comment by bill on [SHOCKING] Protect Your Stuff Against Static Discharge (April 29, 2017 04:17 PM)
Years ago I walked across the living room rug in my socks to adjust the TV volume. When i got near the knob with my hand a bright spark flew out to th...
Comment by RandiO on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 29, 2017 02:27 AM)
VLC fan since it used to be called "VideoLANclient". Have always installed it but never as default. Did not know that WiMP can't play DVDs. I use BS...
Comment by Jay R on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 11:45 PM)
I feel that I should get CME credits for reading Bob's email. I'm always learning stuff. VLC. Hmmm? Violin Legend CharlieDaniels. Maybe that's FLC. I ...
Comment by Raymond Ste Marie on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 09:57 PM)
I have used VLC Player. It is a good player. However I found out what I think is a better player. It's called Daum Pot Player. The person who develope...
Comment by Michael Mac on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 09:33 PM)
Howdy Bob! I like VLC, but for the last 3-4 years, no matter what I do, I just cannot get it to play a Blu-Ray disc. Downloaded this and that file a...
Comment by Steve Gordon on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:54 PM)
VLC will play just about anything. Has great menus and gives you the ability to be able to play something even if it is out of sync. Best player out...
Comment by Steve Gordon on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:54 PM)
VLC will play just about anything. Has great menus and gives you the ability to be able to play something even if it is out of sync. Best player out...
Comment by Micky on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:43 PM)
One of the first things I install on any device I own. Use it for streaming low bandwidth audio. Can't say much for the visualizations compared to ...
Comment by Peter Mauro on Have You Tried VLC Media Player? (April 28, 2017 07:00 PM)
Bob, I use the " FLV Player" It allows multiple videos to be played simultaneous. I tried doing that with VLC and could not , although that was a long...

Memory Articles

 

[SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving Out of Memory and Low Memory errors and I can't continue without restarting. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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Do You Need More Memory?

If your desktop PC seems sluggish, the problem may be too little RAM (Random Access Memory). But “add more RAM” is not the solution to every case of poor performance, and buying more RAM than you need or can use is just a waste of money. Read on to learn the ins and outs of RAM and how much RAM is the “sweet spot” is for most computers...

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HOWTO: Upgrade Memory to Boost Performance

Ask any geek how to speed up your computer and you will probably get the question, 'How much RAM do you have?' Adding more RAM memory is supposedly the panacea for sluggish performance, slow screen refreshes, thrashing hard drives, and most other symptoms of a struggling, overloaded computer. Here's what you need to know...

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Upgrade Your Memory for Better Performance

I'm often asked about how to add or upgrade a computer's RAM memory. If your computer doesn't have adequate RAM, it may be really slow when you open more than one program. If you want to upgrade your memory but you're not sure what kind to buy or where to get it, here's some practical help...

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Solving the Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving an Out of Memory error and I can't continue. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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How to Upgrade Your Memory

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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How to Fix 'Low Virtual Memory' Errors

Recently I installed a game on a friend's computer and when we tried playing it, we got a message saying 'Your system is low on virtual memory.' Does that mean I need to buy more memory, or could it be a software error? Can you please help us fix this problem?

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Do I Need a Memory Optimizer?

My system seems to be getting bogged down lately, especially when I have more than one program open. And the other day I got a 'low virtual memory' warning. I've been looking into memory optimizers for Windows, but there are widely varying views as to how effective they really are. What is your opinion?

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What Kind Of Memory Do I Need?

My computer only has 1GB of RAM, and is really slow when I open more than one program. I want to upgrade my RAM to 4GB, but I'm not sure what kind to buy or where to get it. Can you help?

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How Much Memory Do I Need?

Whether you are buying a new computer or upgrading an existing one, memory or RAM is an important consideration. Buy too little memory and your entire system will be slowed down, overworked, and some programs may not run at all. Buy too much memory and you're wasting money. To determine how much memory you need, let's look at the hardware and software you have (or plan to buy) and how you intend to use it...

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Memory Upgrade

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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Virtual Memory

What's the difference between virtual memory and real memory? And how can I add more virtual memory to my computer?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Adding Memory

If your computer seems to stagger under the burden of your commands, responding slowly, freezing or timing you out; if working at your system feels like bicycling uphill, consider adding extra memory. Adding memory to your computer isn't so hard -- here's a step-by-step guide to figuring out if you need more RAM, learning what kind to buy and installing it yourself...

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