scrap that found out how to do it
heres how for anyone who cares (winxp)
Click on Start and then on Run.
In the open box type regedit and then click OK.
Click on the plus (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
Click on the plus (+) next to Software.
Click on the plus (+) next to Microsoft.
Click on the plus (+) next to Windows.
Click on the plus (+) next to CurrentVersion.
Click on the plus (+) next to Explorer.
Click on the folder that says Advanced. This should give you a long list of items on the right window pane.
Click on Edit, select New, and choose DWORD Value.
Name the new DWORD Value EnableBalloonTips.
Double-click this new entry, set the value to 0.
Fill in the dot next to Hexadecimal.
Close the Registry Editor and reboot the computer normally.
You have now disabled the balloon tips in the system tray.
ASUS A7N8X-X mainboard
Athlon XP 3200+
1 GB Ram
120 GB HD (IDE)
250 GB HD (IDE)
128 MB Radeon 9800 PRO with custom H/S fan
8 x DVD Writer + DVD ROM
8 Meg ADSL (with ****ty ISP Bulldog)
Mystify Mamba mouse
And still ****ty fps in CS Source.