Monday, March 31, 2008

Preserve MP3 Ratings across Windows Media Player (WMP) and Windows Explorer

This is how to preserve your MP3 ratings across Windows Media Player and Windows Explorer.

Step1: Add your MP3's into you library and add Star Ratings.
WMP Screenshot #1

Step2: Check "Maintain my star ratings as global ratings in files" in Preferences.
WMP Screenshot #2

Step3: Tools->Apply Media Information Changes.
WMP Screenshot #3

Step4: Look at your files in Windows Explorer.
WMP Screenshot #4

I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Color Management in Windows Vista

Here is a configuration that gives consistent colors in:
* Canon Digital Photo Professional
* Adobe Lightoom
* Adobe Photoshop CS2.
* Firefox 3 (new)

I'm not sure if it's all correct. But its something that seems to work for me.


Step 1: Disable Adobe Gamma Loader.
msconfig.exeAdobe Gamma

Step 2:
Run Windows "Color Management" application.
Color Management

Set the System Default by going to the "Advanced" tab, and clicking "Change System Default". Then set the following settings below.

System Default Tab 2

System Default Tab 1

System Default Tab 3

Step 3: Set the user color management.

System Default Tab 2

System Default Tab 1

System Default Tab 3

To enable color management in Firefox 3, see my other post
How to enable color profiles & color management in Firefox 3

I hope this helps! Let me know if you other suggestions.

Thanks! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Overclock the Q6600 on P5K-E Wifi/AP and Corsair DDR2 800

CPU: Q6600 2.4Ghz
Memory: AData 2x1GB DDR2, Corsair 2x2GB DDR2 5-5-5-15
Motherboard: Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper TX 775

Max overclock achieved:
CPU Multiplier: 8x
FSB: 356MHz
DRAM freq: 800MHz
Problem: System hit 75ÂșC as soon as I started the test.

Safe overclock:
CPU Multiplier: 9x
FSB: 288MHz
FSB strap to north bridge: 266MHz
DRAM freq: 864MHz


For the best article I found for overclocking, click here.