• Does how I use my financial aid money for first year community college affect my 2nd year amount? (CA)?

    I'm receiving just over $9,000 in financial aid for my first year of community college, which includes a BOG Waiver, Cal Grant B, Federal Pell Grant, and a Federal SEOG. I want to use this money to pay for books and things directly related to college, but I also want to use this money for other things. I know I can purchase a laptop and be... show more
    I'm receiving just over $9,000 in financial aid for my first year of community college, which includes a BOG Waiver, Cal Grant B, Federal Pell Grant, and a Federal SEOG. I want to use this money to pay for books and things directly related to college, but I also want to use this money for other things. I know I can purchase a laptop and be counted as a school expense, but is there a limit on how much I can spend on it? Id love to be able to purchase a laptop that I can use for school and fun (gaming) that may cost 2-4K. Also id like to use some of the money to fix my car cosmetically and add a sound system (paint job/dent fixes,rims,subwoofer&amp). Will using my money for these things affect how much financial aid I receive my second year? Does using the money for these things count as college expenses, or will it be seen as income and charged taxes? So much thanks to anyone that can give me a good detailed answer with maybe some proof of it
    5 answers · Financial Aid · 9 years ago
  • How will I know if im ready to take the CompTIA A+ Certification?

    For about 2 years i've learned on my own how computers work inside and out (components, installation, software etc.). But i've never taken any formal classes and I want to get certified so I can start off getting a job at a computer repair shop (i'm tired of working at McDonald's..). So for those who've taken the exam and... show more
    For about 2 years i've learned on my own how computers work inside and out (components, installation, software etc.). But i've never taken any formal classes and I want to get certified so I can start off getting a job at a computer repair shop (i'm tired of working at McDonald's..). So for those who've taken the exam and possibly have been in my situation, how did you prepare and know you were ready for it? Thanks =]
    2 answers · Other - Computers · 10 years ago
  • What is the difference between Computer Engineering and Computer Science as majors?

    I'm a senior in high school and am trying to figure out the difference between the two. My basic goal is to be working with computers and be making good money for it. I appreciate it especially for anyone that has one of these majors to tell me what sort of jobs you can get/have had with it. Thanks
    I'm a senior in high school and am trying to figure out the difference between the two. My basic goal is to be working with computers and be making good money for it. I appreciate it especially for anyone that has one of these majors to tell me what sort of jobs you can get/have had with it. Thanks
    2 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 1 decade ago
  • How do I connect a composite cable to a female component adapter on a computer?

    I'm trying to hook up my computer to an old tube TV that doesn't have an s-video in, just a composite in. I've done it before recently by hooking the composite into one of the connectors of the female component adapter, but I don't remember which color it was. It has to be one of the 3 (obviously): red, green or blue. I'm thinking it's the red one,... show more
    I'm trying to hook up my computer to an old tube TV that doesn't have an s-video in, just a composite in. I've done it before recently by hooking the composite into one of the connectors of the female component adapter, but I don't remember which color it was. It has to be one of the 3 (obviously): red, green or blue. I'm thinking it's the red one, but i'm not quite sure. And i've read a post before about this as well, but I already tried searching for it with no luck. Please can anyone give me a simple reminder of what I need to plug the composite into? Thanks so much.
    2 answers · Home Theater · 1 decade ago
  • How do I hook up a home theater subwoofer to a computer?

    I'm considering a variety of subwoofers made for home theater systems, but i'd like to use it on my computer that has 6 analog audio ports, an s/pdif in, and an s/pdif out. If it helps, I specifically have an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard with it's onboard sound. Is there a certain cable I could use to connect it? One of the onboard sound... show more
    I'm considering a variety of subwoofers made for home theater systems, but i'd like to use it on my computer that has 6 analog audio ports, an s/pdif in, and an s/pdif out. If it helps, I specifically have an Abit AB9 Pro motherboard with it's onboard sound. Is there a certain cable I could use to connect it? One of the onboard sound ports on the motherboard says its specifically for a subwoofer, so is there something specific I could use to connect it? P.S. Id like to keep my regular 2.0 speakers that I have that connect to the green audio port on the onboard sound.
    1 answer · Add-ons · 1 decade ago
  • How can I hook up a home theater subwoofer to a computer with a sound card while keeping the same speakers?

    I wanted to get a subwoofer for my computer, but realized I can only buy a computer speaker subwoofer as part of a set. Plus I figure a home theater subwoofer will give me more umph. I found this one, Sony SA-W3000. It has pretty good reviews and sounds like a good deal for the price. Anyways, I cant find any pictures of the back side of it close... show more
    I wanted to get a subwoofer for my computer, but realized I can only buy a computer speaker subwoofer as part of a set. Plus I figure a home theater subwoofer will give me more umph. I found this one, Sony SA-W3000. It has pretty good reviews and sounds like a good deal for the price. Anyways, I cant find any pictures of the back side of it close up, but from the descriptions of it it says it has a line-in connection. I have an AB9 Pro motherboard that has a built in 7.1 channel soundcard. How then could I connect the subwoofer while keeping the same computer speakers I have now(2 channel regular speakers that connect to one plug in the soundcard)?
    2 answers · Add-ons · 1 decade ago
  • Does HDMI (DVI to HDMI cable) or component give a better picture coming from a computer to an LCD TV?

    So im getting a Sharp Aquos 46" 720P LCD soon, and im gona want to hook it up with my computer. I recently got a GeForce 8800gt for my computer (so I know for sure it'll handle the resolution and such), but i'm curious as to wether a DVI-to-HDMI cable or a component cable will give me a better picture on the screen. Technical details as... show more
    So im getting a Sharp Aquos 46" 720P LCD soon, and im gona want to hook it up with my computer. I recently got a GeForce 8800gt for my computer (so I know for sure it'll handle the resolution and such), but i'm curious as to wether a DVI-to-HDMI cable or a component cable will give me a better picture on the screen. Technical details as to why either one would be better would be much appreciated
    6 answers · Monitors · 1 decade ago
  • Can case fans and lights power on with just the power supply plugged in?(Antec900no motherboard installed yet)

    I have an Antec Nine Hundred and power supply that i just got in the mail today, and I want to know if I can power on the case fans and lights with the power from the power supply plugged in. My motherboard is coming in the mail on monday (Abit AB9 Pro), but i wanted to try out how it looks and sounds before I get it. Will it all power on? Or does... show more
    I have an Antec Nine Hundred and power supply that i just got in the mail today, and I want to know if I can power on the case fans and lights with the power from the power supply plugged in. My motherboard is coming in the mail on monday (Abit AB9 Pro), but i wanted to try out how it looks and sounds before I get it. Will it all power on? Or does the case have to be plugged into a motherboard so the power button on the case can be pressed? Also one of the pins on one of the fan plug ins came out, and I put it back in. Do you think the fan will still work since i pushed the pin back in, or do you think it wont work and I might have to replace it?
    2 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Need help choosing motherboard ~ Abit IP35-E or AB9 Pro?

    Only a slight-ish difference in price on newegg. I plan to oc my e4500, and ive heard good overclocking capabilities from both mobos, but which is better? Is the AB9 Pro worth the extra $? I dont see all the abit utilities that the AB9 Pro has on the IP35-E. Are the utilites very helpful? Is SilentOTES really going to help keep it cooler? And also... show more
    Only a slight-ish difference in price on newegg. I plan to oc my e4500, and ive heard good overclocking capabilities from both mobos, but which is better? Is the AB9 Pro worth the extra $? I dont see all the abit utilities that the AB9 Pro has on the IP35-E. Are the utilites very helpful? Is SilentOTES really going to help keep it cooler? And also will either support this ram? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... I want a good mobo that I can OC but will give me good features that i'll enjoy. Thx fer opinions!
    3 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Help? "Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server..."?

    ...Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/1.3.37 Server at www.bestvoipproviders.org Port 80" Im not running a webserver as it seems that most people who get this problem are doing that,but im just trying to view onlinecinema.org(dont own the site). Any idea... show more
    ...Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/1.3.37 Server at www.bestvoipproviders.org Port 80" Im not running a webserver as it seems that most people who get this problem are doing that,but im just trying to view onlinecinema.org(dont own the site). Any idea how to fix this? Thanks!
    3 answers · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Mushroom that gives off red mist when killed?

    I was mowing my lawn and i noticed mushrooms in the grass. I just ran over them as i was going and they all released this sort of red mist. This was a week or two ago when i ran over them but the residue from them is still there and if i run something across it,say water,then it still releases the red mist until its all gone. Im wondering if anyone... show more
    I was mowing my lawn and i noticed mushrooms in the grass. I just ran over them as i was going and they all released this sort of red mist. This was a week or two ago when i ran over them but the residue from them is still there and if i run something across it,say water,then it still releases the red mist until its all gone. Im wondering if anyone might know what mushroom this is and if its poisonous? From what i remember it had a white cap and freckles;the usual look of a mushroom. Thanks!
    3 answers · Botany · 1 decade ago
  • Help with windows xp needed?

    i installed a new mobo and processor an everything works fine except xp. it begins to load but it restarts and says SYSTEM is corrupt or deleted, and i can reinstall xp but i need a way to backup some stuff onto my ipod hd or cds. i can access the commandprompt if needed. please help i really need to backup some important files and get xp running... show more
    i installed a new mobo and processor an everything works fine except xp. it begins to load but it restarts and says SYSTEM is corrupt or deleted, and i can reinstall xp but i need a way to backup some stuff onto my ipod hd or cds. i can access the commandprompt if needed. please help i really need to backup some important files and get xp running before tommorow
    4 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Question about CMOS battery?

    I just got my new motherboard in the mail,and it didnt come with a cmos battery. Would it be fine if it put my old cmos battery from my current motherboard into my new one? Or am i gona have to make the trip all the way to sears or target or whatever to get the battery? ><
    I just got my new motherboard in the mail,and it didnt come with a cmos battery. Would it be fine if it put my old cmos battery from my current motherboard into my new one? Or am i gona have to make the trip all the way to sears or target or whatever to get the battery? ><
    4 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Do I HAVE to have thermal compound to attach my heatsink to my processor?

    Or will it run ok without it? I just got my e4500 and my Masscool heatsink in the mail a couple minutes ago. Im replacing my motherboard and processor,but for now i wanted to try the heatsink on my current processor just to see how good it works(my crappy stock intel one is running it at 80C IDLE!). The stock heatsink that just came with my e4500... show more
    Or will it run ok without it? I just got my e4500 and my Masscool heatsink in the mail a couple minutes ago. Im replacing my motherboard and processor,but for now i wanted to try the heatsink on my current processor just to see how good it works(my crappy stock intel one is running it at 80C IDLE!). The stock heatsink that just came with my e4500 has thermal compound on the bottom of it already,but my masscool doesnt have any. Can I still attach the heatsink to the processor without the thermal compound?
    5 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Can the Abit IP-95 motherboard support DDRII 800 memory?

    Ive looked high and low to see if it can,and no luck. On the ebay auction i bought it from it has a listing of logos,one of which says it supports ddr2 800. Also on this site from crucial: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=408D1B99A5CA7304 under "Manufacturer specifications" to the left, it lists in there... show more
    Ive looked high and low to see if it can,and no luck. On the ebay auction i bought it from it has a listing of logos,one of which says it supports ddr2 800. Also on this site from crucial: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.... under "Manufacturer specifications" to the left, it lists in there PC2-6400(ddr2 800). But when I look on Abit's site for it,it only shows it compatible up to ddr2 533. Which is true? Does anybody have any hard evidence that it can support ddr2 800? I want to be able to overlock my memory. Thanks!
    3 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Power Supply?

    Im thinking of buying an EVGA 8800GTS 320MB, but I don't know if my power supply is adequate enough for it. According to my power supply at the moment (Speedfan) here are the voltages: +2.5: 1.47V Vcore: 1.27V +3.3: 3.35V +5: 5.12V +12: 12.06V I know it says on the item description that it needs to have a minimum of 400watts/+12V... show more
    Im thinking of buying an EVGA 8800GTS 320MB, but I don't know if my power supply is adequate enough for it. According to my power supply at the moment (Speedfan) here are the voltages: +2.5: 1.47V Vcore: 1.27V +3.3: 3.35V +5: 5.12V +12: 12.06V I know it says on the item description that it needs to have a minimum of 400watts/+12V rating of 26amps, im just not sure if my power supply can get up that high with the +12V rating and not sure how many watts it can put out. I looked on 3 different sides of the power supply for a readoff of the ratings, but I didnt see them. Im guessing its either on the side thats blocked from my view,cause its IN my computer, or theres no list of ratings. Please can someone tell me if you think it can handle an 8800gts or am I gona need to get one?
    2 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Need help with computer power supply problems/questions?

    Im thinking of buying an EVGA 8800GTS 320MB, but I don't know if my power supply is adequate enough for it. According to my power supply at the moment (Speedfan) here are the voltages: +2.5: 1.47V Vcore: 1.27V +3.3: 3.35V +5: 5.12V +12: 12.06V I know it says on the item description that it needs to have a minimum of 400watts/+12V... show more
    Im thinking of buying an EVGA 8800GTS 320MB, but I don't know if my power supply is adequate enough for it. According to my power supply at the moment (Speedfan) here are the voltages: +2.5: 1.47V Vcore: 1.27V +3.3: 3.35V +5: 5.12V +12: 12.06V I know it says on the item description that it needs to have a minimum of 400watts/+12V rating of 26amps, im just not sure if my power supply can get up that high with the +12V rating and not sure how many watts it can put out. I looked on 3 different sides of the power supply for a readoff of the ratings, but I didnt see them. Im guessing its either on the side thats blocked from my view,cause its IN my computer, or theres no list of ratings. Please can someone tell me if you think it can handle an 8800gts or am I gona need to get one?
    2 answers · Desktops · 1 decade ago
  • Verizon Wireless "New every 2" question?

    My dad is the account holder,and i am the added line. With the new every 2 only he gets the $100 discount towards a new phone and I am only eligible to get a new phone w/out a discount. Is there any way,including online, to use the $100 discount on my phone instead of towards his? He's not getting a new phone, only I am. Can we get the new phone... show more
    My dad is the account holder,and i am the added line. With the new every 2 only he gets the $100 discount towards a new phone and I am only eligible to get a new phone w/out a discount. Is there any way,including online, to use the $100 discount on my phone instead of towards his? He's not getting a new phone, only I am. Can we get the new phone under his name but then change the number on our phones?
    2 answers · Cell Phones & Plans · 1 decade ago
  • Need help with IDE cable connections/floppy drive?

    So on my motherboard i have 2 dvd/cd drives connected with 1 IDE cable, and originally i was going to find an external enclosure for an internal floppy drive of mine so i could use it on my computer, but havent found one. My question is, if i get an IDE cable that has 3 connections, for 1 connection to dvd drive/1 connection to cd drive/1 connection... show more
    So on my motherboard i have 2 dvd/cd drives connected with 1 IDE cable, and originally i was going to find an external enclosure for an internal floppy drive of mine so i could use it on my computer, but havent found one. My question is, if i get an IDE cable that has 3 connections, for 1 connection to dvd drive/1 connection to cd drive/1 connection to floppy drive, will it work? And also will I need an IDE controller card and how would that work? Unfortunately I dont have any open 3.5" drives on my case for the floppy drive, but i have the side panel of my case open so I figure even if i connect the floppy drive internally,i can always set it atop the outside of my case, or on its side on my desk.
    6 answers · Add-ons · 1 decade ago
  • Help with Task Manager?

    Ever since a week ago or so my task manager has been acting weird. It doesn't show the tabs to select between processes,programs,etc. Take a look at the picture below (link) http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/J... Alls its showing,as you can see,is the processes tab/window. Can someone please tell me how to fix it back normal?
    Ever since a week ago or so my task manager has been acting weird. It doesn't show the tabs to select between processes,programs,etc. Take a look at the picture below (link) http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/J... Alls its showing,as you can see,is the processes tab/window. Can someone please tell me how to fix it back normal?
    4 answers · Other - Computers · 1 decade ago