I bought a new motherboard and a new video card, and now my computer beeps and won't boot to Windows. Which one is to blame? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I
on Jun 6, 2008 -
I'm strugging to come to terms with the fact that I've read such a seemingly extraordinary number of books yet seem to remember so very little. The obvious answer is to apply oneself more rigidly, in future, to study; to take notes and review them, etc. However, I really don't feel like writing extensive plot summaries every time I read a book, neither does this help me deal with the very distressing realisation that I don't know as much as I should do. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Jun 5, 2008 -
How can I corrupt memory? I have a plain SD card, and I'd like to be able to reliably make the memory corrupt. Can this be done? [more inside]
posted by ChrisManley
on May 26, 2008 -
I have a problem remembering the responses other people give to my questions, unless I'm really interested for selfish reasons (e.g. I'm interested in the other person as a potential date). How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by monkey85
on May 7, 2008 -
I'm really, really bad at remembering the names of new people that I meet. How can I get better at remembering new names? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Apr 21, 2008 -
Is there a single word or phrase to describe the association of songs (or music in general) with memories? [more inside]
posted by routergirl
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Does anyone have any experience in getting diagnosed and possibly treated for ADD or AD/HD in the Austin, Texas area?
posted by Brandon1600
on Mar 27, 2008 -
What should a bone-novice know about installing extra memory in a laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Hello you beautiful Meta-Mac-Geniuses. Please tell me how much and what kind of memory my Macbook will hold. I am hovering at 16 free GB of HD space and 160 mb of memory and do not know what kind or how much to buy. Should I upgrade or just buy an external HD? details inside. [more inside]
posted by meeshell
on Mar 6, 2008 -
I am trying to design a regimen that would improve my memory and ability to concentrate significantly. Does anyone have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by Brandon1600
on Mar 1, 2008 -
I just found a bunch of iOmega zip drive disks (the 100 meg kind) in a closet as I was cleaning it out. Obviously nobody has those drives anymore... is there a cheap, easy way to get that back, or should I just throw them out?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Jan 22, 2008 -
When I was a child I was exposed to some very early anime. I remember fragments of it, but not what it was called, the plot or any reall relevant details. The general theme seemed to be that an evil...thing was trying to control the world. His primary henchman was a man whose power was to turn people into...mannequins seems to be the best fit. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex
on Dec 30, 2007 -
Is PCIe 1.x x16 a viable technology for a gaming PC intended to last for the next 3+ years? What about DDR2? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Dec 27, 2007 -
When your sleep is frequently interrupted and your memory and focus suffer, how do you get back up to speed? [more inside]
posted by EastCoastBias
on Dec 25, 2007 -
I recently added 2 gigs of RAM to my PC but Windows Task Manager/System properties do not recognize it, while BIOS and Crucial.com do. What could be causing this issue? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill
on Dec 20, 2007 -
Probably easy iPod question: my iPod has more available memory than my computer does. How do I use all the space on my iPod without maxing out my computer's hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Dec 7, 2007 -
Where is this idea from? "You can be a connoisseur of anything, even driveway gravel" I have this paraphrased idea in my mind that I swear I read somewhere. However, I can't seem to remember its source. [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Dec 3, 2007 -
How much memory can my computer hold?
My computer specs:
Dell XPS 600
OS: WinXP Professional 5.1 SP2 (Build #2600)
CPU: Intel Pentium D , 2.99 GHz,
1024KB Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (1920x1200x32bpp 60Hz)
I went on crucial.com and their scanner said my computer can have up to 8 gigs of memory but a friend of mine told me that XP can actually only hold 3 gigs of ram. How true is this?
I currently have 2 gigs of ram and I was looking to go as high as 5 mainly because I work with After Effects a lot and rendering is a pain in the ass.
Thanks in advance everyone.
posted by cheero
on Nov 25, 2007 -
How can I force Windows to allow an application (Stata) to allocate itself more memory, when I have plenty of unused physical memory? [more inside]
posted by matthewr
on Nov 18, 2007 -
I'm trying to find the title of a movie which frightened me as a child (40's/50's) In the movie, a young girl's mother has died & she has nightmares or fantasies about a killer who wears a feather. At the climax she sees the shadow of that feather coming for her & it turns out to be a lady's hat(the woman who is about to become her evil stepmother)maybe played by Bette Davis? & she is saved by her father. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound
on Nov 13, 2007 -
Is Firefox churning my Powerbook? When I have more than a few tabs open, I hear (and see- on my little menubar app) heavy hard drive activity. It feels like it gets stuck in some kind of endless swap and the performance of the machine seems to suffer. More importantly, the noise drives me nuts. I suspect Firefox memory management issues. I know Firefox has a bad rep in this dept. Suggestions? Tweeks? Opera?
posted by Area Control
on Nov 6, 2007 -
So it's NaNoWriMo
and I didn't do my research beforehand! Help child psychology buffs! What kind of memory / memory loss is typically exhibited in adults who lost a sibling at preschool age (aprox 4 years). More details below. [more inside]
posted by DecemberRaine
on Nov 3, 2007 -
Whenever I think of a person out of the past (I'm 67, and have an excellent recall of schoolmates and even casual acquaintances from the distant past) a mental thumbnail photograph of that person always pops into my thoughts. Accurate in every way. I find almost no names in memory without full face photographs, probably thousands of them. My question, is this a rare ability or is it common?
posted by fkeese
on Oct 30, 2007 -
My iPod and iTunes are no longer cooperating. Every attempt to sync maxes out my memory use and hangs the iTunes app. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Why is my laptop limited to 2Gb total memory, according to the specs? It has 2 PC2-5300 DDR2 memory slots, and the manufacturer sells a 2Gb card for it (in addition to 1Gb cards). Maybe a dumb question, but why can't it take two 2Gb cards? It's a Toshiba Satellite L45-S7423.
posted by DarkForest
on Oct 17, 2007 -
In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Great, Columbus=1492, got it. What else you know? I'm looking for silly and/or clever ways to remember history. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Oct 15, 2007 -
Is there a scientific name for the information gap between an event and the traces that we have of this event? [more inside]
posted by bru
on Oct 1, 2007 -
I know many people, including myself, mistakenly repeat events in our lives to the same individual. However, I have a friend who constantly tells me same things repeatedly. Not nag me to do things, but tell me things that we’ve already discussed at length either verbally or through email.
For instance, his car was broken into and his radio was stolen. He told me the day it happened and gave me all the facts. Then a week later, he raised the case again saying he had to go to the store and look for a new radio because his was stolen and he repeated all the facts. Then in an email the other day he told me that he bought a new radio for his car because a few weeks ago, his was stolen. He brings it up as if I’ve never heard it before. He doesn’t just do it with negative events. He does it if he gets a cool gift, or promotion, etc. I’ve told him before that he does this.
I started feeling that I wasn’t important enough in his life for him to remember our interactions. I mentioned it to another friend and they laughed and said that he does it to them too which started to get me worried. Is there a psychological/medical reason that my friend does this and should I be worried about their health?
posted by anonymous
on Sep 27, 2007 -
My mother remembers events incorrectly, but is convinced
this was how it happened.
Is there a term for this? What can it be a symptom of? Is it common?
Is it psychological, neurological, sth-else-ical? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Sep 17, 2007 -