Thanks folks...and sorry for the dumb question.
Not to sound like a jerk, but you have to think that most "noob questions" will have been answered 100 times over on pretty much any forum you go on. This is where stickies come in. They're generally at the start of each forum section and cover stuff that's frequently brought up.
They really are a wealth of information. Trouble with starting a new post is you don't know who'd replying. The guys that have put the effort into contributing to the stickies might not post to your specific thread, so you'll have missed that info. The guys responding might give you bad information that goes unchecked.
In other words... Stickies are your friend!