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How are my gaming PC Specs

Question: How are my gaming PC Specs

Recently I decided to build a gaming pc, And would like to know how are these specs(No bias Please):

My specs are :-

- Fatal1ty Z97X Killer Motherboard

-Intel i7-4770k 3.50 Ghz

-Amd Radeon R7 200 Series

-Corsair 16 Gb Ram

-1 Tb Hard Drive(I forgot company, sorry)

-Corsair Carbide 500R Case

-Windows 7 64 bit Home premium

- Corsair CX750M ATX power supply

And one thing, Can someone recommend a good Gaming Headset with built in Mic, Please?

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Answer: How are my gaming PC Specs

Well considering that you built a gaming pc and did not mention what GPU (only series) you have then it's pretty hard to actually evaluate your rig. Plus tell us your cooling solution.

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

Answer:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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Question: Gaming PC specs

is a Intel Core i3 dual core i3-2100 procceser with a Processor speed of 3.1GHz., with 8gb of ram suitable for basic gaming(games like WoW and Minecraft)?

Answer:Gaming PC specs

I think this belongs in the "Other Hardware" section, but I'm sure a mod will move it if needed.

Moving on... what graphics card do you plan on using?

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Hi, i was looking to build a gaming pc and have put together the following as a plan but wondered if it will be any good, will it play new games and at high settings\ or would you recommend any adjustments?, I have a tight budget so any help is appreciated.

CPU ? AMD Phenom II x4 Black Edition (AM3, 3.20GHZ, 8MB Total Cache), Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (32bit), 4 GB Kingston DDR2 Ram, 500w Power Supply
Asrock K10N78M Motherboard, Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card
500GB S-ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive, Sony Optiarc 24x SATA DVD Burner
X Blade Silver ATX casing, 2 x Akasa AK191SM fans and standard Heatsink and CPU fans

Answer:Help for specs on gaming PC

Drop down to a Phenom II X2 55x series CPU and get a more powerful video card instead. Also, what're the specs on the PSU? (brand and model number)

Lastly, I'd recommend the Cooler Master HAF 912 and the NZXT Beta EVO as better cases. Choose whatever fits your budget best, but the HAF 912 is the better of the two IMHO.

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Question: Gaming Specs

Ok, I am a novice when it comes to hardware. I am looking for a something to Boost my gaming to the point where The Elder scrolls: Oblivion would run fine on my system. Right now everything is factory. So I am wondering what I need to increase my capabilities to that point, Which I stated earlier. I am willing to spend 150$ right now for upgrades, and need to know what I would need for the job. I wrote down my specs when I joined. I dont know if you can see them,but if you need them I will be happy to post them. I am thinking I need a very nice video card and more ram. But how much ram and what video card? And maybe a price on how much I would have to spend. I am taking all recommendations. In advance I appreciate the help and advice.


Answer:Gaming Specs

I cannot find any information or pics of your system at the instance, so I cannot say anything definite.
These two should be good for you: +
The 4670 will in a few weeks be replaced by 5650, which will perform the same or better, cost a little less and produce less heat, consume less power and have DirectX11 capability (which you don't need/can't even use for Oblivion, but it'll be good to have).
More RAM would help, too, but I really can't know what kind as I can't find any info on things. Please post back in this thread soon so that I get an subscription update and won't forget to get further into this when I have a bit more time.

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I ordered a gaming PC about a year ago and now want to upgrade due to a faulty video card. This is what my PC would look like if I upgraded now;

motherboard: Msi 770-G45

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 945

Ram/memory: 4 GB DDR3

Graphics card: Geforce GTX 260

PSU: hec XP1080 1080W Continuous @ 40C ATX12V / EPS12V CrossFire & SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

So, are these parts all compatible, is my motherboard compatible with a directx 11 gpu? Please reply if they look compatible or not. Have a nice day!

Answer:I need help with the specs for my gaming PC

benmenftw said:

So, are these parts all compatible..Click to expand...


benmenftw said:

is my motherboard compatible with a directx 11 gpu?Click to expand...

Yes, insofar as motherboards aren't dependant upon which DirectX API the card is capable of utilising. Graphics card compatibility is dependant upon the slot interface the motherboard uses.
Your MSI board uses PCI-E graphics slot
GTX 260 uses PCI-E graphics slot
Match made in heaven

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Graphics card: Geforce GTX 260Click to expand...

The GTX 260 isn't DirectX 11 capable, so why DX11 is an issue is a moot point.

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Please reply if they look compatible or notClick to expand...


benmenftw said:

Have a nice day!Click to expand...

You too.

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I have been wanting to buy a gaming pc for a very long time now. But as you know new hardware is always being developed and released, so i dont know if i should just go for it or wait a bit longer.I found a PC from with the following specs and is 584.10Intel Core? 2 Quad-Core? Processor Q6600 (2.40GHz, 8MB, 1066MHz)Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024/2x512]640gb hard drive 7.200(2x320)512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT cardFirst of all, i dont know much about computers butam not sure if the "8800GT 512MB" is that good of a graphics card as i heared good and bad things about it. I could probably pay around 170 more and get the "8800GTX 768 MB" which is quiet good.The other choice i guess is waiting a while longer and get something better. Scan 3xs is being released and my reduce the price of the older type of pc's but am not sure. I appreaciate all the advice you can give me.thank you

Answer:Best specs for gaming pc under £700

wrong place to post. sorry

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Hello team my specs are :
cpu : intel core 2 quad q8300
ram : 4gb single channel
motherboard : fujitsu siemens ms-7504vp-pv
graphic card : amd radeon r9 380 series

Now my pc is really slow fps spikes , slow access to programms , spikes everywhere generally.
I was considering changing my ram to 2 8GB rams
That should help me out or i would have more problems ?
I want to buy those 2 8gb for my pc to run faster in-out while gaming or doing other stuffs
What u suggest guys?

Answer:Specs for a gaming pc

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In was wondering if you guys could take a look at the system im about to put together. Any advice would be great .

HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 0A31636 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM

RAIDMAX RX-450KW ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100 - 120/200 - 240Vac TUV, UL, CSA, CE, FCC, CB - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100107L-BL Radeon X800 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail

Thermaltake VENUS 12 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

COOLER MASTER CAV-T01-WWC Silver/Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail

Answer:New gaming pc specs

Looks like a nice system! Two things came to mind as I had a once over.

1. I'd do some research on that PSU. I haven't heard of that maker (which doesn't say much, there are a LOT of makers I have never heard of). No-name PSUs are a headache. See what some others say about it. It is possible that the one you have chosen is a big name maker, I honestly don't know.

2. Why get a ATI video card? I actually prefer ATI over Geforce myself (the Canadian in me), but if you are going to get an SLI motherboard, you may as well keep your future upgrade options open. Recommend getting a Geforce, so that down the road if you want to stick another in there you can link them up. Why tie your own hands?

Also, another thought... I know I said I only had 2 thoughts but.....

That Venus12, how loud is it? My last computer had a volcanoe heatsink/fan and it was like a jet engine in my living room. Drove me INSANE. :knock:

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my CPU because it is the only thing which make some of my games run like sh*t.

I was wondering which one, and what kind of CPU. I'm not looking for th best, but for a decent one. If possible a cheap but still an awesome, fast CPU.

My computer :
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits (6.1, build 7600)
- Default system BIOS
- 4096 MB Ram
- DirectX version 11
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (total memory : 2032 MB)
- AMD Phenom(tm) 9100e Quad-Processor (4CPUs), ~ 1.8Ghz

If you need any more information just reply.
Hope you guys help me out so my pc can even go faster .

Grtz, Dopeway

Answer:Looking for a gaming CPU for my pc (specs included)

Can you find out which motherboard or chipset your system is running. CPU-Z should be able to get this info.

What's your price range for the new CPU?

A possibility:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ940XCJ4DGI

You'd need to get a heatsink for the new processor since it's an OEM chip.

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APU: AMD A8-7650k 3.80 GHZ w/ intergrated Radeon R7 Graphics
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H A88X ATX W/ ultra durable 4 plus, on/off charge, GbLAN, 2 PCle x16, 3 PCle x1, 2 PCI
Video Card:Nvidia Geforce Gt730 2GB
Powersupply: 600 watts
Harddrive: 1 TB
OS:Windows 8

This is my first gaming build that my parents are getting me for my birthday. Will it be good for gaming. I'm not going to run on ultra maybe medium with some low settings. Thanks guys

Answer:Are these good gaming specs?

Can you list some of the games that you might be playing with this computer?
How much RAM (memory - not storage) will the computer have?

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These are some specs for a gaming laptop I am looking at: PROCESSORNEW Intel Core? i5-430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3M cache)

OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

HD DISPLAY15.6? High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife? and Camera

MEMORY4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz

HARD DRIVE500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

GRAPHICS CARDATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5470, 1GB
OPTICAL DRIVE8X CD/DVD Burner + Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning - Enhanced Burn/Authoring

BATTERY OPTIONS85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)

WIRELESS CARDIntel Centrino Advanced-N 6200

BLUETOOTHDell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)

SOUND OPTIONSSoundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
Just wondering if this would be good for an ok-ish gaming laptop.

Answer:Specs for Gaming Laptop

This looks like a nice laptop. Whats the model?

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A while ago i got this computer as a gift, and it worked nicely, mostly because i just wanted to play what i had and it was better than the old one. Now though i've got some cash and want to get some games, but first i need to upgrade. Comp's specs

I've already bought new RAM so my next target is a video card. Looking around it appears i use PCIx16 or w/e cards. I'd like something that would last me at least a year or two but it doesn't need to be top of the line. Suggestions on the card choices themselves, and also if i need to do anything else please tell me. *note* wow i must be tired because this reads horribly lol. o well.

Answer:Upgrade to Gaming Specs.

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Hi All..Im posting my DxDiag specs. Recently when i was trying to play Assassins Creed 2, i was having stuttering problems in audio. I plan to build this PC as a budget PC for gaming for the next 2 years atleast, Could someone suggest what minimalistic enhancements would i require in addition to my below specks to make it a decent gaming PC. (Ram, Video Card, etc) Thanks in advance.

System Information


Time of this report: 5/20/2010, 07:00:33
Machine name: LEONG-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: DG45ID__
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/08/08 15:50:39 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1978MB RAM
Page File: 1389MB used, 2566MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
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Answer:Help Required for Gaming Specs

I would recommend at least 4GB of RAM (any more than 4GB of RAM you will need a 64bit version of Windows).

Any reasonable Nvidia or ATI graphics card will do.

Although if you're doing this in the next two years I would recommend waiting before you buy because the price of everything will drop and the speed will increase.

Processor wise I'd go for an Intel i5 at the minimum or any other Intel quad core equivalent (you might be able to get away with a mid to high end i3), although the chances are an i5 will be considered slow in a couple of years so buy it nearer the time of building if you have the chance, it'll be cheaper and faster.

I hope this helps.


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Greetings Fellow Geeks,
I have a great Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-S01U, which gets used mostly for gaming. While it slices through Crysis and other GPU killers at max settings like a champ, the 8 lb + weight is beginning to feel like the proverbial albatross around my neck. Like a Linus blanket, I haul it to work everyday, rarely using it except for rare plugins/apps that my employer doesn't have. (I am a multimedia professional.) I see that there is a slow trickle of (much lighter) ultrabooks coming out with close to gaming rig specs. Generally, they are short of 4-8 GB of RAM and lack a discrete GPU. Any opinions, speculation as to when we can expect a quad core gaming rig (with a discrete GPU,e.g. 2GB) in an ultrabook form factor? (Is a discrete 2 GB GPU even possible in this form factor?) I am seriously considering selling it and sating my game jones on my desktop until something more lap-friendly comes out. Many thanks in advance for your input!

Answer:Ultrabook with Gaming Specs

You might want to take a look here.

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I was thinking about buying a LCD monitor but I heard that they arent as great for gaming as CRTs because of refresh rates and clearness. Still my bulky CRT needs to go so i was just wondering wat kind of refresh rates i want and contrast ratio and so on. I use my comp for gaming with games such as CS:S, BF2, AOEIII, and Oblivion as well as for casual use such as web browsing typing up word documents ect. Please help.

Answer:What specs for gaming monitor?

How much can you spend?
Remember the basic rule: You get what you pay for

There are some great LCDs on the market, but if you want very good image quality, and no ghosting, you have to pay for that. Also, to get the best image quality, you should use the LCD at its native resolution. Of course you can use it at other resolutions, but the image quality wont be the best.
Unfortunately, if you want a big monitor (17" or 19") and want to use the native resolution, you need a powerful computer to run the games smoothly at those high resolutions.

If you, like me, dont have a cutting edge machine, look for a 15" LCD. Its native resolution its 1024x768. That should tax too much your machine.

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I'm looking for suggestions on a light gaming PC. Does the following setup sound appropriate?

Processor (CPU)
Intel Core?i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
ASUS P8H67-M LX SI (NEW REV 3.0): M-ATX, USB 2.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2 x PCI
Memory (RAM)
Graphics Card
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Memory Card Reader
Power Supply
350W Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Processor Cooling
Sound Card
Network Facilities
USB Options
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence

Answer:Specs for light gaming PC?

Only thing I don't like is the 350W no-name PSU, I'd advise an Enermax 480W or better.

EDIT: Whoops, I really meant the Antec Trupower 480 or better

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I run a Lenovo laptop and I want to know how good these specs are and what I can do to make my laptop run smoother. I am very noobish when it comes to knowing this stuff but I don't think mine are good. Is there also any good solutions to cheap easy better ways to get better specs? Please I need help.

AMD A6 with AMD R4 Graphics
64 bit operating system

Answer:How good are these specs for gaming

TheRandomMan11 said:

I run a Lenovo laptop and I want to know how good these specs are and what I can do to make my laptop run smoother. I am very noobish when it comes to knowing this stuff but I don't think mine are good. Is there also any good solutions to cheap easy better ways to get better specs? Please I need help.

AMD A6 with AMD R4 Graphics
64 bit operating systemClick to expand...

I would really appreciate also if I could get some explanation on what good and bad specs are

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-Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

-MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard

-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

-XFX - AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

-Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

-RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

-Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0 Ports

by the way I want to play games like battlefield 4 and crisis 3 on the high settings if you can recommend anything better please do so

Answer:Are these good specs for a gaming pc

Hurperdurp said:

-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

-XFX - AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

by the way I want to play games like battlefield 4 and crisis 3 on the high settings if you can recommend anything better please do soClick to expand...

I'd recommend a better graphics card.

If you are on a budget, you probably wouldn't need 16GB memory for gaming just yet. A $60 savings on 2x4GB modules, would go along way in getting a better graphics card. I'd recommend at least Radeon HD 7790 or the newer release Radeon R7 260X.

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Would these gaming pc specs be able to run games like DayZ on high settings? Give me suggestions if I should change some parts.

PCPartPicker part list:

Answer:Are these good gaming pc specs?

GTX 760 isn't much of a gaming card for a $2000 rig.
Probably should think about getting a gtx 780Ti or R9 290.

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Hi, there. I was thinking of building a decent gaming pc but need guidance on what would be the best affordable options (not necessarily in that order). Yes, i want affordable but not crap or average.Please helpthanks

Answer:Affordable gaming pc specs

Without knowing your budget it is very difficult to give you an answer.What I may consider crap or average may be all you can afford and vice versa.

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I'm buying a custom desktop from dinopc.I wish to play games like Empire Total War, GTA4, Stalker Clear Sky, and in the future: Operation flashpoint 2 and Mafia 2. etc... I'm not too worried that in 3 years time I might not be able to have anti aliasing on or top quality graphics in a game. With that in mind, do you chaps think these specs are alright for my gaming needs?Processor - i7 920Motherboard - Asus P6T deluxe v2RAM - 6GB DDR3 1600mhzGraphics card - nVidia GTX 285CPU cooler - Coolermaster V8PSU - 1250w Coolermaster Real Power Pro (i chose this wattage because in the future I will want to put in a second gtx 285 in SLI)HDD - 1TB sata 7200rpm 16mb cacheOptical drive - 20x dvd+-rw dl sata lightscribeOnboard SoundOS - Vista Premium 64 bitCase - Antec 900 TwoMonitor - 22 inch LG lg 226wu: 1680 x 1050, 2ms, 5000:1Keyboard, speakers, mouse - cheap tacky ones.THANKS FOR ANY HELP AND ADVICE!!!!

Answer:Are these specs sensible for a gaming desktop?

I would get a larger case and remember dx11 cards are out about xmas. all the other stuff is ok, 1 card is plenty for a 22" monitor.

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Okay - I am needing some assistance from anyone that wants to help....
I am about to start building a computer (yep I have experience doing this) but I realized that I would probably use this computer for mostly gaming since I really don't do much else when I have free time and this would be solely for keeping my sanity - which trust me - that is a good thing

Now I play games like Law & Order, Fate, Diablo, Chainz, Mah Jong, Luxor, Zuma...etc. - what specs would you advise me - I don't need anything overly fancy - just it has been awhile since I have been out there and looking around at I am here throwing myself on your mercy!! - any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Computer Specs (for gaming)

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So I have a gaming PC and I just purchased a new gtx 1060 gpu. However, the performance doesnt seem to be improving in any of my games. My previous card was a gtx 960, and I am starting to think it may be my processor that is bottleneck my performance. I would appreciate some input guys, thanks!

Here are the stats I have on my PC atm:

Processor AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 14393), 64-bit

For some context, I play h1z1 king of the kill and max out at about 60fps. I have friends who have older GPU's such as the gtx 970 that get about double that of what I am getting in my 1060. All the game settings are set to low as well. Thanks!

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CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express, or 6x SATA 6Gb/s (Extreme OC Certified)
NFC: None
Intel Smart Response Technology: None
RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell) (Single Card)
Power Supply: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
M.2 SATA SSD: None
Hard Drive: 128GB SanDisk SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)
Secondary Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Storage: None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Answer:Are My Gaming PC's Specs good

What CPU are you going to use? You listed the CPU cooler, but not the CPU itself. I would suggest an Intel i5 4690K, especially considering that you are getting a motherboard that is meant for overclocking and you are getting a liquid cpu cooler.

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Hi I want to now if with these specs I can run: minecraft ultra, shaders; medieval engineers high-very high; space engineers high-very high; gmod ultra!

specs: motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0
gpu : AMD Sapphire Radeon hd 7870 2gb oc.
cpu: amd fx 8320 8 coeur black dition 3,5 gh
RAM: 8gb
hard drive: SSD 240 gb corsaire force 3 + 2TB SATA or IDE

thankyou in advance.

Answer:Are these good gaming specs?

I have the 6670 and minecraft works fine with all gfx turned to max. Not sure on extra shaders but the build looks good to me.

your card much better than mine on futuremark

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Hi folks,

I posted a thread up here a while ago about getting a gaming laptop but have now changed my mind and want to buy a PC Gaming unit instead.

I need it to do the same things as previously mentioned:
This is the first post I am submitting and I am hoping that someone can help me...
I now have a budget of 800 initially (plan to upgrade month by month eventually) but need to get cracking with a decent spec for a gaming/music production but still haven?t a clue what to buy!!!

I will be mainly using it for music production but want one powerful to play racing games like Grand Prix 4, NASCAR Racing 2003 (with all the mods) and Grand Prix Legends.

I've had a guy who I don't know very well who works at Maplins offer to build it for me but people have said I'd be better of getting it custom built from PCSpecialist or some other website. However, this was the list of things he researched for me:

There are soooooo many possibilities when it comes to processors, RAM, graphics cards, SSD's(?) etc etc that I have been swamped with information on what I could buy so much that my brain is FRAZZELED!

Is anyone able to do a little research for an invilid and actually find me the sort of spec pc I will need to do what I need it to do with Windows 7?...

Hope someone out there can help as I want to get it ASAP and would be eternally grateful!




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we bought what we thought was a decent pc for our son but as it has integrated graphics he can't play any of his newer games on it and it isn't upgradeable! Apart from that, the system is great - so super early pressie for me!However, this means that he's left without a pc. I want to get him a replacement, but obviously my budget is ridiculously stretched. Is it possible to find a machine that can play current games and cost 600 or less?PLEASE say it's possible..... any suggestions at all?

Answer:"budget" gaming pc specs

What do you mean by "it isn't upgradeable"?If it is a new machine I find it hard to believe that it doesn't have and AGP or PCI-E expansion slot for dedicated graphics! What manufacture/model is it?

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Old pc died..hubby having one made for me..I play oblivion, skyrim, second life, and will play teh new online elder scrolls when not extreme but like good graphics and smooth play..I was told the ctx 670 windforce 3x was good for all of them but beyond that I am clueless . I am giving the specs to someone else to build, and they are pros, but I dont want to get * over asking the pros thanks for answers..

Answer:Gaming computer specs

What is your budget for the PC?

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Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting my first computer specifically for gaming; but I haven't got much of an idea of what specs I need and what I can get for the amount of money I want to spend.

I'm wanted to spend around 500-600. I'd want to be able to play new games and ones which will be coming out in the relative future (mmorpgs/fps etc) and games such as skyrim, battlefield, hitman, crysis 3, gta & far cry 3 -which I know require a good graphics card etc. would it make sense getting windows 8 or not?

can anyone give me details as to what specs I need to look for and/or recommend me any computers in the 500-600 range?

thanks guys

Answer:Gaming computer specs?

Windows 7 is probably a better choice. It doesnt matter though. This is what I put together: Add in the Corsair TX650V2 PSU, I forgot to include it in the cart. The cart is on Amazon by the way. It is a bit over budget, but it will play your games at very high, if not max settings.

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Hello, i been looking to buy new pc for a while and at start was thinking of AMD system, but now sticking to intel. following is the configuration, if anything seems shouldnt be in a gaming rig or isnt the best performance part, please commentthank youbudget for base unit is 1500 and this comes to 1504(pc specialist)Processor (CPU) Intel Core?i7 Processor i7-920 (4 X 2.66GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache Memory (RAM) 6GB CORSAIR XMS3 1600MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (3x2GB) Motherboard ASUS P6T: DDR3, 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX on Demand Operating System Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium 64 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence (84) USB Options 8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 1st CD/DVD Drive 22x DUAL LAYER LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER R/RW/RAM Graphics Card 1792MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX295 PCI Express - 2 x DVI / HDMI Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Case ANTEC 1200 BLACK GAMING CASE Power Supply & Case Cooling 800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (89) (Special Offer) Processor Cooling ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER (49) Firewire & Video Editing 1 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORT ONBOARD think of this as your system what would u change? or add

Answer:New Gaming rig help, check specs & comment

"think of this as your system what would u change? or add"With the budget you have, and if it was for games only, I would buy a Playstation 3, lots of accessories and lots of games. ;^)

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Hello, I currently play a PC game called World of Tanks, aswell as many other little games such as TF2, Minecraft, etc.

I'm not able to run WoT smoothly, and I have most of the graphics settings down. I'd like to play on high-max settings on most games.

Here are my specs: (I don't know much about computers so I'm posting everything)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Lenovo Ideacentree K330A
- Intel(R) Core(TM) is-2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz (4 CPU's)
- 8192 MB RAM
- Direct X11
- ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics card

Which should I upgrade first to get better FPS in games? Thank you, and if you need additional information, please ask.

Answer:Are my PC specs good for gaming? What to improve?

The CPU and memory are fine. The only thing to upgrade would be your GPU. You might also have to get yourself a decent power supply to be able to run the GPU. What's the power rating of your current PSU?

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My 15 years old wants a new PC for gaming. It has to be under 1000, ideally under 900 if possible. He plays online a lot (games through Steam and also games like Skyrim The Elder Scrolls). After a lot of shopping around it seems that Dino pc can accomodate his specifications most cheaply.
He insists on a system whcih can be overclocked and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570. Have tried to keep the other specs low. Can anyone please advise on the following specifications:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
CPU Cooler: NEW! Xigmatek HDT-S963
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Memory: 8.0GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x 4GB)
Hard Drives: 1TB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1,280MB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
PSU: 18034 - 700W Xigmatek
Many thanks.

Answer:Your advice on specs for gaming needed - please help!

Looks like another trying to promote Dino.
Having a look at the Reviews would put me off from buying from them.
1st review I came to.

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I want to be able to run high graphics games such as Oblivion flawlessly. I am almost positive I have a pci slot open but I think that it is taken. I hear that PCI cards are not that powerfull in the gaming department anyways...My Specs: System Model: a6442p HPCPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz CPU Speed: 2.20 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.3 GHz RAM: 4GBOS: Windows Vista Home PremiumVIDEO CARD: Intel(R) G33"G31 Express Chipset Family HARD DRIVE: (2x) 500 GbI know the video card is the problem with running because it is missing Hardware T&L and a Vertex Shader. I'm a little confused about what cards will fit, and which will run best for the best buck. I hate that my pc is missing essential components even for casual gaming, but now that I am getting into heavier gaming I need better graphics to run the games. What video card would be right for what I want to do? PCI? PCIe? Pci x16??

Answer:Gaming Video Card Specs

Quote from: gmaxwell1 on October 04, 2009, 05:04:43 PM...System: a6442p...What video card would be right for what I want to do? PCI? PCIe? Pci x16??What is "a6442p"?  Is this HP Pavilion?Pci-e x16 is what you want.

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Im thinking about building my own gaming compter. for games like warthunder,minecraft,and other random online games. I want to know what would be some good specs for a gaming computer?

Answer:Good specs for a new gaming computer

Well, those games will not require anything hard core in terms of specs. But, to answer your question, it all depends on the particular games you play and, at what resolution you like to play at. So, no-one will be able to give you a one size fits all gaming spec. But, here is what I'd look for:
Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM,Dedicated GPU and 7200rpm HDD.

You will need to provide us with the following if you want us to recommend specific parts.

Monitor Resolution

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Hey guys,

I'm seriously contemplating buying this computer I built off a website named but I need to know what you guys think. The total cost is $1,344.41 with an extra 26$ for home delivery + next day shipping.

Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced

Intel Core i7 2600 Processor

Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2P-B3 - B3 Stepping - Micro ATX

G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB(2x 4GB) Memory Kit

XFX Radeon HD 6870 - 1024MB 256-bit DDR5 RAM

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 500GB

LG 22x DVD Burner

Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply

Cooler Master 120mm Silent Fan - RED

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1 - 64-Bit

United Electrical Onsite for 1 Year Warranty - Up to $3,000

Answer:Are these decent specs for a gaming comp?

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I have an amd athlon xp 2600+, 450 watt power, and 512 ram, there is more but I won't go to in depth
and I plan to get an Nvidia 6600 or higher

I want to know if my computer will be able to run games like lego star wars, the normal star wars, doom3, or other newer games around this level...

the reason I ask is that I want to buy the 6600 but I don't know if it is worth it with what I have to work with

Answer:Will my gaming computer work with these specs

Well what kind of motherboard are you using? What type of ram is that aswell? Dont buy a 6600 get a 6800gt from eVGA and your ram and processor are lacking for doom 3, the best way to tell is look at recommended system requirements and get your comp to beat it

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this is the first time that im gonna buy a gaming laptop. i choose laptop because i travel a lot.but i dont know enough about hardware. is a cpu 6700HQ ok for todays games?if not which cpu should i look for?and how about gpu? should i choose a gpu tha match the cpu?thanks in advance

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Hi,was wondering if you can recommend me some good gaming specs for a laptop,I wanna a laptop that can handles video editing software and can handle miderange games like Minecraft.If you can recommend some specs that would be great:). Something Under $500

Answer:What are Good laptop gaming specs?

How much are you willing to spend?
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Hi I'm new to this but I've been looking at a cheap gaming PC and I found one for about 500, I need to know if these specs are good to run games like bf3 and skyrim at good settings.

AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad Core Processor

8GB ram

500GB hard drive storage space

Nvidia GTX 650 1GB Graphics card

Asus M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard


500w PSU

I can't really pay much for my PC but is this okay for the amount I'm paying and can you please suggest any upgrades that are affordable also what system settings can I run on games like bf3.

Thank you for the help

Answer:Are these good specs for a cheap gaming PC?

That build will struggle with BF3. This is a better $750 USD build:


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I'm in the Navy and getting ready to go on a you can imagine how that goes. I want a good gaming laptop to use in my time off to keep me busy. I would like to play Oblivion(single-player, time killer) and I can get into FPS and RTS games especially if there are others involved in the action too. So keep that in mind when you're looking at this. I've never been much of a big-time pc gamer so I'm not exactly up to par on graphics card standards and such.

But here is what I'm looking at right now. Toshiba is having a sale (20% off) on select customized laptops until May 1st. So they quote this system at a retail of 2000 some dollars but since there is a sale its only $1623.00
Toshiba Satellite P300-ST3014

CPU: Intel Core™2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
Memory: 4096MB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (2048MBx2)
LCD: 17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite display (1440x900)
Graphics Controller: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB DDR2 discrete memory
+ up to 255MB allocated shared graphics memory
HDD: 120GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
Optical Media: DVD SuperMulti (DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive
Mini-PCI/WiFi: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 2.1 +EDR
Battery: Lithium Ion battery (6-Cell, 4000mAh)

All this for $1623.00

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Answer:Looking to buy a gaming laptop (specs inside!)

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Hello pc builders, I'd like to ask for some advice on building a gaming pc. I've picked out some parts that I think are good, but I do not know that much about custom building computers and what parts are most suitable for gaming.
I'm trying to keep the price limit at $1000 USD. Here are the parts that I've picked out.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
HDD: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case (probs doesn't matter) Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case

Thank you

Answer:Are These Specs Good for a Gaming PC? (First Build Ever)

Looks like a nice build to me

I would drop the cpu down to this

and upgrade the gpu to this

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Hard Drive Capacity: 1TB Model: Savage8
Operating System: Windows
MPN: SAV8 1017 B-KMMH Monitor Keyboard Mouse Headset
Operating System Edition: Windows 7
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Processor Type: AMD A-Series 7650K
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 Series Processor Speed: 4.2GHz Overclocked
Processor Cores: Quad Core Memory: 8GB
Memory Speed: 1600MHz

Answer:Budget Gaming PC specs, What games could it run

Can I just clarify that that's an AMD 7650K APU, with 8GB RAM?

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My first time building! some things have not yet been picked, so I want your opinion on the things I have in mind, and the ones I can't decide over...

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
Processor: AMD FX-8350
Graphics card: Sapphire r9 280
RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 2x 4GB
power supply: Corsair CX750
Optical Drive: lg bh16ns40 multi blue

Do I seriously need an sdd drive?
also any cases that might suit my build or anything I might not need or DO need?
thanks- M

Answer:Good specs for gaming PC? First time

Did you already purchase the items above or is that what you have in mind for purchasing? What is your overall budget for your Gaming PC? What types of games are you going to be playing on this PC? The AMD FX-8350 is a good CPU, but if you want any kind of future proofing, I would suggest getting an Intel. If you let us know how much you can spend, we can help you build one that will be better for future games.
Also, no you do not need a SSD (Solid State Drive), but it will make boot times and load times faster. My suggestion with that, is purchase a smaller SSD (120GB maybe) for your operating system and also purchase a larger (1TB+) Hard Drive for everything else (applications, storage, etc).

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Could I play Rift and DC Universe Online with this setup and would anything of these parts conflict?

Computer Specs from cyberpowerpc.

CPU: Intel Core? i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)

Cooling Fan: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

Power Supply: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready (it says and 600w power supply is recommended but should i go a little higher just incase?)

Should I get a hard drive cooling fan? Also is just 1 video card enough?
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Answer:Would these specs be good for gaming and stable?

I suppose that would depend on what resolution you will be gaming at. I would pick a better quality power supply.

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I've recently found a laptop that I can buy near me, but I would like to know how well it can do with demanding games as of now. Low to medium resolutions are fine to me, I don't really pay attention to quality of the screen. Specs: Intel Core i7-6500 with Intel HD Graphics 520 (2.5Ghz, Upto 3.1 GHz, 4MB Cache, 2 Cores) 8GB DDR3L SDRAM (1x8GB) 256GB m.2 SSD NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M (4GB DDR3L Dedicated Video Memory) 15.6" diagonal FullHD anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920x1080) HP Truevision HD Webcam (front Facing) with Integrated digital microphone Bang & Olufsen with 4 Speakers and 1 subwoofer Audio Island-style backlit keyboard with integrated numeric keypad HP Imagepad with multi-touch gestures support Intel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN 1 multi-format SD media card reader 4 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ45, 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack 3-cell, 55.5Wh Li-ion Prismatic Battery type 90 W AC Power adapter Windows 10 Pro

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Hey everyone. I just joined the forum because I have been planning to upgrade my PC.
My friend built this PC for me,and I just really need a faster processor.
Heres my specs...

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)

CPU Type AMD Duron XP, 1200 MHz (6 x 200)
Motherboard Name PCChips M810LR (2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 730S
System Memory 512 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (08/06/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter RADEON 9200 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9200 SE (RV280)
Monitor Lite-On/Litronic S1770NSL (044270830)

Audio Adapter SiS 7018 Audio Accelerator

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive HDS722580VLAT20 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6E040L0 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive ATAPI CD-ROM MARY500

C: (NTFS) 78528 MB (17447 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 39197 MB (38594 MB free)

Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech USB Cordless Mouse
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address 00-07-95-33-11-71
Network Adapter SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (
Modem HSP56 MR

Printer A... Read more

Answer:Are my specs good enough for todays gaming standards?

well from what information i can see it would be pointless getting the xp2500
as your board is only 100fsb (x2=200) and the Barton chips are 166fsb(x2=333) so if it booted up it would just underclock the processor by a fair bit
therefore rendering your upgrade useless

Have a look in your motherboard manual and see if it offers support for 133fsb(x2-266) then at least you could get a xp2600 with a 266bus or a xp2400 with 266bus which would give you some improvement on what you got

But then you are only using SDRAM do you know if thats 100 or 133 ram

As for the HDD do you really need that much space you could better off use the $250 to upgrade other parts of your system espicially the video card
The reason your score is so slow in 3D MARK 2003 is because that benchmark is very dependent on the graphics card and to be honest the 9200 is at the lower end of the scale

IMHO if your board supports 133fsb i would go for a XP2400 OR 2600 with a 266bus and spend whatever money you got left on upgrading the graphics card to at least a 9600 pro preferably a 9800 pro

Because scoring only 5000 in 3D MARK 2001 means you are going to struggle to play any modern games without stripping the eye candy down to the bare muinimum

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Hi, We are working on an open-source game-engine and we need to find a good balance between engine features and compatibility with available hardware that it is being used widely by Linux users. Please help us by joining this cause :

Best Regards, Siavash.

Answer:Linux gaming hardware specs survey

Might be a poor representative sample here at techspot, maybe not who knows.

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I am building a computer for my nephew--he plays mid-range games--nothing high end and am doing it on a budget--this setup is $631 before tax and shipping. Any suggestions? Comments?

ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: ATXB4KLW-BK/420W -54.99

ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - 109.99

Update eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - 149.99

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - 152.00

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) - 73.80

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - 52.76

NEC Silver IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM - $38.99

Total $631.53

Answer:Comments on Specs for Gaming Computer (mid-range)

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I'm trying to help out a co-worker with either buying or building a system that will be used for most basic functions, but he is also into playing with flight simulators.

What are the minimum specs that we should be looking for in a store bought system, or if building, can I get some suggestions that won't break the bank.

Not looking for "Sky Net" capabilities, just want sufficient enough power to do what he needs.

Almost forgot the most important thing, the maximum budget is $500. No monitor needed.


Answer:Suggestions for minimum specs for light gaming.

I would say like a 9800gt and dual core cpu with 4gb ram.

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I'm basically a computer noob. I know more then the average person, but i'm not a tech wiz. From what i've gathered when looking for a gaming computer I should look at Ghz, RAM, processor cores, and the strength of the video card. I've been wanting to buy a really good gaming PC for a while now, and I think i've find one but i'm not sure. After reading a lot more into it though I started seeing things that made me unsure; "Wait L2 Cache is more important that Ghz? Intel Core 2 Duo is the way to go? Alienware is overrated?" Essentially after browsing this site I found myself with more questions than answers. So I made an account and decided to just ask, will these specs be ok (and by "ok" I mean very good) for a modern day gaming computer?

Processor Type - AMD Phenom II 1055T
Processor Speed - 2.80 GHz
Processor Cores - 6
RAM 8 GB - (4 x 2 GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM (Expandable to 16 GB)
Hard Drive Capacity - 1.5 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) - 5400 RPM
Optical Drives - SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6570
Pre-loaded Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Answer:Wondering if these specs will be alright for a new gaming computer?

Firstly, hello and welcome to TechSpot.

Your pretty much spot on with your thoughts regarding gaming computers - Though with the CPUs you need to consider the number of cores (and threads), and the clock speed.

The AMD Phenom 1055T is an outstanding CPU for overclocking, though its unlikely you'll realistically find games able to use all 6 cores - That said, more is better as far as I am concerned.

That said, I don't like the hard disk. For a gaming computer you need to be having a 7,200RPM speed hard disk, or a SSD. You could also probably get a better GPU for the same money as well.

Your best bet to be honest, is to let us know where your from, and your total budget, along with what you need (e.g. do you need a display, keyboard and mouse as well?) and we can then "build" you something thats perfect as a gaming computer.

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Hello everyone!

I am graduating with my B.S. this Friday and my parents asked me what I wanted for a graduation present and jokingly I said a new computer... and they went for it. So now I'm in a pickle of sorts... cause I do want one. The one I am using now is about 6+ years old, it is running ok but obviously is becoming quite inferior. This computer was custom built with my friend's help so was pretty good at the time it was made.

Now I am about to engage heavily into computer gaming with SW The Old Republic coming out, and will probably also play Diablo 3 when that is released... so I am hoping to get a computer which can handle these games on the highest settings...
That being said however my dad is pretty firm about getting a computer from Best Buy or some type of retail seller... IIRC this is frowned upon by most computer experts or at least for those who build their own...

Can I get your advice as to good models for the kind of gaming I will be doing? Or at least the minimum specs I should be looking at, or things/brands to avoid when picking one out? I was really hoping to get something relatively top-of-the-line but I don't think the budget could exceed $2K.

Answer:Specs for a good gaming retail computer?

Best Buy do sell computer components so you're not limited to buying a prebuilt (ugh).

No Best Buy in my country, but a quick look at the site shows you can build a pretty good system for that budget. Bear in mind you could save around $500-600 by going with a more basic setup:
Intel 2500K CPU+ Gigabyte Z68 motherboard + 8GB RAM $649
Power supply: Corsair TX650M $100
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (OEM) $110
Chassis : Corsair Carbide 500R $122. You can save ~$40-60 by going with a more basic case.
Hard drive: WD Cav Black 1TB $150 (Prices are obscenely high at the moment)
HP DVD rewriter $30
Basic component cost (so far) : $1141
Graphics card. If you aren't planning on upgrading again in the short/medium term, then I'd suggest spending enough to see you through the current and upcoming game releases.
XFX HD 6950 1GB $243.

Monitor...Your choices are a cheaper TN+film panel, or a more expensive IPS panel which offers better color range (gamut) but may have higher latency (detectable ghosting with fast motion).
HP's 2511x (25", 1980x1080) is a very nice TN based LED panel ($230) or
HP's ZR24W (24", 1980x1200) is a very nice IPS based panel ($405)

Total: $1634 or $1809

Peripherals, if you don't already have them:
Mouse : Razer DeathAdder 3500 ($60) -Highly recommended. I use one myself- very nice ergonomics and fully featured.
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa ($50)
Mouse pad : Razer gaming pad ($15)
CPU cooler...
If you are planning ... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK with intel core i5-6200U cpu and 8gb ram with RX M360 4gb graphics, just wanted to state my frame rates per second and wanted to inquire whether I am getting lower performance than the others, NOTE: FPS were measured with the wall adapter plugged in and full performance mode Name                                        FPS                     SettingsAssassin's Creed IV:               20-30                1080x1980 highPayday 2:                                 25-45                1280x720 moderateFar cry Primal:                         15-30                1366x768 high Should such low FPS be expected? If not, recommended solutions? 

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I'm swapping my xbox for gaming PC and was wondering if these specs where decent enough to run games like arma 3 and battlefield or like dayz ?

And if it's worth swapping xbox one for it

Answer:Are these pc specs good enough for a starter pc and to swap an xbox one for this gaming pc

No, it is an LGA775 platform. It is old and outdated. For Intel look for a LGA1155 platform or better yet the latest LGA1150 platform. I wouldn't even look at LGA1156, which is the platform between LGA775 and LGA1155. Save yourself a headache and only look at the last two CPU socket platforms.

If you already have the platform, there is still life in it. However I wouldn't advise buying into the platform at any price, especially for a gaming rig.

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As my post says I need the specs of both drives, paticularly the type of termination (active, etc). (I am definately NOT a SCSI savvy person)

Heres my problem I have a proprietary graphics computer that uses standard SCSI hard drives up to about 340mb for saving images. It is compatible with most Quantum LPS/Prodrive and Conner drives, especially the 120mb and 270mb versions.
Anyway I got a large number of IBM WDS3160's due to the lack of the latter and they do not work properly.

With the ibm drives I have problems with line noise and detection.

What is the difference (electronically) between an IBM WDS-3160 and a Conner 30100 drive? Is there any way I can get the IBM drive to function similarly to a Conner 30100?

Please note that I am only using one drive in the system.

Thanx for any help

Answer:Need IBM WDS-3160 specs and Conner cp30100 specs major trouble

I believe I've found a difference between the two drives, it seems that the conner unit automatically enables SCSI parity and the ibm drive makes no mention of it.
Do any of you think this could be the issue? If so how would I enable parity on the ibm drive?


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Which Intel P4 Processor and what storage options to use?

Hello everyone. I need to spec out a new testing PC for work, so I'm asking for some opinions. The role this thing will play is a VMware test machine. I will be creating VMware images to run application tests, break/fix, troubleshooting, etc. The operating systems on the images will likely be Server 2003 and XP. So I was thinking of 2 gigs memory, but that may be too conservative. The help I really need is with the CPU and storage. I obviously want a multi core/hyperthreaded CPU, but which one? Hot swapapble RAID would be nice, but what level, and do I need a stand-alone RAID controller or can I use the mobo's?

Thanks all, in advance.

Answer:Specs I need, give me specs. Opinion Sollicitation for work PC...

The Xeon Line of CPU's usally do very well in a server like setup. Alot of the time you can get the dual CPU motherboards. If you perfer though maybe one of the new Intel Dual Cores will run well, although im not sure, most servers I know of run dual Xeon's.

As for storage, if you have the money, get SCSI contolers and RAID SCSI drives. They are alot quicker.

And 2GB of RAM seems fine.

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Will this Laptop, a Dell Vostro series, specs:Intel Core? 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium - EnglishLCD 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife? edit 3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x1024 + 1x2048 MB)250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive256MB nVidia GeForce 8600M GT edit Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive edit Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr) run a game smoothly (example, LOTRO: Shadows of Angmar) that has these spec requirements:Minimum System Requirements OS: Windows XP Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or equivalent RAM: 512 MBVideo: 64 MB NVIDIA GeForce 3 or ATI Radeon 8500 Disk Space: 7 GB availableDirectX: DirectX 9.0c Optical Drive: 2x DVD-ROMInternet: 56kbps Modem Recommended System RequirementsOS: Windows XP / Vista Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or equivalent RAM: 1 GB Video: 128 MB NVIDIA GeForce FX 6800 or ATI Radeon X850 Disk Space: 10 GB available DirectX: DirectX 9.0c Optical Drive: 2x DVD-ROM Internet: Broadband DSL/Cable

Answer:Will Game Specs runon Laptop specs?

In short, Yes it should according to your specs.

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Answer:IdeaPad Specs vs ThinkPad Specs

A few (highly opinionated) observations that won't help much: My kid has that Y550P and he loves it.  He's a gamer. I'm not a gamer and don't need high-end graphics and the associated battery drain. I run ThinkPads and I love them.  Personally I won't own a laptop that doesn't have a trackpoint.  You may not care. ThinkPad support  is excellent, IdeaPad support is spotty. ThinkPads generally have full international warranty.  IdeaPads vary. The T510 battery life recommends it to road warriors. 2G of RAM and a 32-bit OS are not sufficient for a modern laptop.  I would not buy this T510 unless I planned to upgrade the RAM and hard drive.  And I would not buy a 32-bit OS in any case.  It kills the possibility of upgrading (and using) RAM later. Neither of these machines has sufficient graphic resolution IMNSHO.  My kid is happy with x768 vertical, but I tend to run virtual machines and other apps that add lots of window decoration and use up pixels.  I need every one of the 900 vertical on my T400. I bought my kid's Y550P from NewEgg for $100 more than the current price.  It was a good deal then and is a great deal now.  My ThinkPads are purchased by calling Lenovo sales directly.  They often have discounts available that don't show up on the web.  I got my T400 for ~$400 less than the web price at the time. YMMV,Z.

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I made a previous post about a computer I was planning to buy and whether Fallout 3 can run on those specs. But there's been a change of plans. The computer is sold out and outta stock so this is my second choice to buy Costco.

Would this computer with these specs run Fallout 3 at least above medium settings?

HP Pavilion e9280t Desktop
Intel Core i7 Processor
1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650
1TB Hard drive
Windows 7 Home Premium

Answer:(Different specs) So would this computer with these specs be able to run Fallout 3?

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GameSpot:Video Games PC Xbox 360 PS3 Wii PSP DS PS2 PlayStation 2 GameCube GBA PlayStation 3

I just read that i thought i needed to share it. The writer makes excellent points for each side, but in the end its all about personal preference.

Answer:A great article describing PC gaming vs console gaming, plz dont flame

i highly prefer pc over any consol, superior graphics, sound, and depth in games.

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Hi Guys,
This is my very first post on Windows Vista Forums and I am eager to get into this thread!

First off....Windows Vista the very best you can buy for gaming.
This features the 64bit OS version which can process 14GB of RAM at top speeds you can find in a new OS. I would definitely recommend this OS for gaming and none other.

Now on to the main part of my thread: Compatibility Gaming! This is the most discussed issue for gamers across the US. The problem is how do you get games to work (specifically older games) on Windows Vista Ultimate? Well, there are 3 solutions. 1: You could wait until the company of the game makes a OS patch for the game although that could take a while. 2: You could go into the game files and put the game into compatibility mode for your OS. And 3: You could revert back to an older OS that works for your game. Which one would you choose? I would choose #2.

They are always going to make games work on a newer OS. Lets take the game Lord of The Rings Battle for Middle Earth 1&2. Electronic Arts (EA) has already made a patch for those two that will have 85% more chance of running on Vista! If doesn't work then it's the type of computer hardware you are using. The hardware would 100% guarantee be outdated! In that case just get more recent hardware!? It's not that difficult! With a bit of research, common sense, and problem solving skills you can get gaming compatibility issues out of your hair!

I hope this thread has helpe... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

Very Smart Post!

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Greetings All,

I posted this over at both the MSI and TomsHardware forums as I think it's a hardware issue but I want to make sure it's not a Windows 7 issue so I'm going to post it here in case anyone has some thoughts or ran into a similar issue in the past.


I've run into an issue on a new build that I can't nail down and need your advice on my next steps so I'll try to give you all the information I have and what I tried. This is a NEW build that was built about 3 weeks ago. Everything ran fine until today when it all went wrong after a game lockup.

Everything worked fine today when I booted up so I decided to play Witcher 3 which I've been playing with no issues (with the exception of a freeze for a second or two in big cities when the CPU hit's 100%) but those are few. Anyway at the main menu screen (not playing yet) today it locked up for the first time. Had to use reset button as CNT-ALT-DLT didn't work and on reboot the problem appeared.

No matter what I do I can't get GTX 960 out of 800X600 resolution safe mode or resolve it's conflict.

Description of how it Boots Events:

1. Starting the PC (powering on) this is what happens between devices.
2. The GPU lights up and monitor is Blue (active)
3. Four seconds later GPU lights OFF, VGA on motherboard turns RED and Monitor goes AMBER (no signal)
4. Six seconds later GPU lights ON, RED VGA light goes OFF and Monitor goes Blue (active)

At this point it loads the bios screen at 80... Read more

Answer:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another sy... Read more

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hello people...
im building a gaming PC and it is my first built.
Till now i had been playing on low end laptop(back in times of NFS underground n all) then i got XPS 15 L502x and xbox 360-S but they all have their limitations and the laptops cost a lot and dont withstand the threshold of the games of current time.It all becomes very confined and limited.
So i have decided to go for an ALL GAMING ONLY! PC built, and im going to do it myself (really excited about the complete project)
Now ill be playing games in 3D (ie on a 3D monitor) but im not a very big fan of the 4k or UHD resolutions and will be playing at 1920x1080p but at 120/144 HZ instead of 60hz monitor
so keeping all that in mind and with my research over the internet for couple of months i have decided what im buying and i need you guys to help me out finding any problem with this configuration

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MS... Read more

Answer:first gaming PC built for gaming in 3D at 1080p at 120HZ......

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My gaming PC has on a number of occasions shut down during gaming (assassin's creed III, batman arkham origins, mass effect 3, emulating ps2 games, etc.) so i decided to monitor it one time with CPUID while running batman arkham origins windowed with high settings.

While playing, my processor temp was usually in the range of 54 Celsius, but got as high as 58 on some occasions, and my vid card was in the range of mid 70s Celsius and got as high as 81 on one occasion. I checked the forums and googled and from what I've read, it seemed like these temps are supposedly in the normal range. But after a few hours in that constant temperature, my PC hung and then I had to shut it down manually. On the other occasions that I was playing other games, it didn't even hang but instead shut down on it's own.

What always happens after this is that when i boot my pc, the monitor says there's no signal and the CPU stops and restarts on it's own (either once or a couple of times). i have to move the cpu to another room which is a bit cooler and have to give it a couple of hours (sometimes half a day) before it boots normally again. There were times I've tried just leaving it in the original room before for a few days but it never boots normally when i do that.

I thought that the problem might be with my GPU but recently, I was browsing with google chrome and when i opened a lot of tabs in succession (about 10), the PC hung again and I had to manually resta... Read more

Answer:What should i change in my Gaming PC setup (i5, GTX 580)? It shuts down during gaming

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card,
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

Answer:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


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Hi all! About 5 months ago I bought all new parts and assembled a PC for gaming / school work. The goal was to buy parts that are instantly available (sold older PC to a friend and I needed a replacement fast) and the price range was about 1000-1200€ (in Finland). I ended up with the following parts:

- Fractal design Define R4 Black Pearl
- Asus DRW-24F1ST/BLK/G/AS 24x DVD+/-RW
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
- WD Green 1 TB SATA III 64 MB
- MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC Edition 2048 MB
- Kingston SSDNow v300 120 GB SSD 2,5"
- Corsair CX600W V2
- Intel Core i5 4690K 3,5 GHz LGA1150
- Asus Z97-K Intel Z97 LGA 1150 ATX
(Decided to save some money and buy heatsink/cpu fan later, since I also needed a new monitor)

- Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I haven't overclocked anything.

All seemed fine until I installed the first games and Bluescreens started coming up.
There are 3 different BSOD Im getting (more detailed info below). Always Machine Check Exeption 0x9C. The thing is BSOD only comes during gaming. First the sound loops and everything freezes followed by BSOD.

Searching for the problem I have:

- Formatted and re-installed everything 3 times
- Monitored temperatures with Bios, Realtemp, Open hardware monitor (60c-80c with heavy gaming)
- Run sfc / scannow, chkdsk, Seatools, Lifeguard Diagnostic, Memtest, Prime95, Heaven Benchmark, dxdiag; no errors in any of them
- Borrowed my old rams and graphics card back and replaced the new ones; sam... Read more

Answer:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in ev... Read more

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Hi guys,

This is my first post in this forum since I have not received any help from elswhere.
You guys are my only hope.

Okay, so I recently bought two G1 Gaming GTX970 graphics cards.
The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers, so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from 3dguru, scrubbed the drivers in safe mode. After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers.

Now to the issue...
After gaming for some time graphically demanding games (AC:Unity, FarCry4) the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands. Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games, but I've managed to play Alien: Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported. Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel (nVidia supported) either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU. When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming, sometimes within minutes. The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC, just when gaming heavy does it occur, I run the system SLI enabled. I'm going to include two crash dumps below.

By the looks of it, it seems to be a driver issue, so what are my options here?
I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted.
Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Answer:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat

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I dont know why. I recently bought a new computer and it has been doing this since i first got it. I dont know why but hopefully you can help me.

My Computer Stats:
-Intel? Core? i7-3770K
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB
-2TB Hard Drive
-Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus 1,000 Watts
-Microsoft? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Link to My SF tool file should be as a attachment

This the message that Windows gave me to check for solution after i restarted the BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800BC59028
BCP3: 00000000FE200000
BCP4: 0000000000021136
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

When the BSOD occurred i copyed the code:
Stop: 0x00000124(0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA800DC59028, 0x00000000FE200000, 0x0000000000021136

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Answer:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
Section ... Read more

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Hi, can anyone recommend a decent gaming pc for minecraft and steam gaming (rocket league, gang beasts, etc). It will also be used for recording Youtube videos so needs to be able to handle that as well. Would appreciate any help as I don't know much about PC's. Thanks.

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Hi! Just anewbie here in the forum!I really need help with my PC Build. I've been trying to build this for Gaming, Online Gaming and BB Internet.Please feel free to give suggestions/comments advice etc.Processor: Pentium D820 2.8 GhzRAM:      Geil 1 Gb DDR2 DualMBoard:    Asustek P5VD2-MXVCard:      Gigabyte 256 MB GF 7300GTHD:      Seagate 80 Gb SATAOpt Drive: LiteOn Combo 52xI'm not really sure if some of the hardware will be really compatible. Help!Also if anybody could help me with a counterpart build using AMD platform (I'm not familiar with AMD set up!Thanks and Happy Holidays.I'm planning to buy a PC this X'mas Season that is why.

Answer:Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Internet)

You need Track  He'll probably be along shortly.In the meantime, I'll do what I can.I'd recommend a better graphics card, the 7300GT is a budget card not a gaming card.What's your budget?Remember your PSU too, you haven't included that or a case or cooling.The Pentium D is old technology, I'd recommend a Core 2 Duo.Possibly you may benefit from a larger HDD too, 80Gb is pretty small these days.What sort of games are you planning to play?Oh, and you forgot to include an OS.Sorry this is a bit haphazard but I just added things as I thought of them.

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HI BleepingComputer,
I recently bought a new gaming computer. I am really happy with it, but when I tried to test her out with some new games, my whole computer crashes. The games I tried it with are League of Legends and Counter Strike Global offensive. Here is a speccy for anyone intrested I hope you guys can help me. Thanks in advance
Edit: I think it has to do with my graphic card; when run speccy while playing csgo it registered 97 degrees. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:Gaming Computer crashes while gaming

Look at the event viewer to find which part of you PC causes the problem, read this guide

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First of all i wanna say hello and congratulations for this helpful site.

To the point
My pc specs are:
GPU Twintech 9600GT 512mb
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
PSU Silverstone Element 850W
RAM Mushkin 4gb DDR2

So all of these except my graphics card are new.I m having for about 3-4 months now been getting BSODs after a period of time playing games.I ve formated my pc 2 times so i ve realised it is nothing related to software.I asked lots of ppl and technicians and told me that it was my old PSU (420W) So i changed it with the one mentioned.Same happened with the RAM,before buying them(1-2 moths ago) I had changed 2 sets of RAM i had,nothing still.So i really need your help on this coz if u ever had this problem u d knew how it feels to try play a game and suddenly a blue **** pops up disturbs u.
I really think it is the GPU but i gotta know what pros think.

PS:These are some of the bsod i get:

Answer:BSOD While gaming[moved from gaming]

Hello and welcome to TSF and thanks for the compliment.

I think this is your RAM. I need you to do a test...

Please download It's saved as an iso so you need to burn it to a cd and boot with it(yes it's legal). Make sure you run it for each stick, as in taking every stick but one then switching. I would recommend running them overnight(each).
You may want to dust your ram carefully!
Make sure you get no finger prints on the RAM as it may damage it.

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So over the past couple of weeks i've been getting alot of BSoD while gaming on my laptop, the most common being failure to reset display drivers.
It seems to be a driver problem but I've tried re-installing them and it hasn't had an effect.
I wasn't sure how to properly do a fresh install so if someone could recommend a way of doing a fresh install.
Also more recently my GPU hasn't been appearing on my device manager randomly, but after a reset it comes back.
I've attached the dump files following the guides, not sure if I have done it properly though.
Help would be appreciated soon as I don't want this ?1000 laptop to die

Answer:Various BSoD while gaming and some randomly while not gaming.

Yeah, you are having problems with the Nvidia driver.

Your msinfo.32 shows that as disabled though, that could just be at the time the report was created.

Where did you get that driver, it appears to be a beta driver from Nvidia.

Have you tried just using the driver from the manufacturer? They usually modify drivers for their hardware.

I can see it is an older driver but that may be your best option,

MSI Global GT70 0NC 64

How is your laptop cooling? Have you made sure the cooling vents are clean?

All that being said, here is a useful guide for Nvidia drivers,

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Try cleaning your laptop vents and doing a clean install of the driver from MSI to see if it makes a difference.

If you still want to do a clean install, this tutorial can help with that,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi guys, I have always been using PC speakers while gaming, however, lately I have been thinking of getting headset as my friends who use it says that it will definitely enhance your gaming experience. Is that true? Was looking at the Gizmodo's E3 coverage when i saw this new Fatal1ty gaming headset MKII ($99). I really like Fatal1ty as I think he's a great gamer but I haven't gotten any Fatal1ty gear yet. Anyone who has other Fatal1ty stuff care to share their experience?

Answer:How important is gaming headset to PC gaming?

hmm. pros and cons of using a head set

can game 24/7 and not wake my wife, neighbors, kids, etc.
the good one's have surround sound and it actually works. even stereo ones are great for games, cause you can actually tell which direction things are happening.
come in usb or 1.5mm connector (i think that's the size? )
they have a mic for voice chat
they wont shake the room like a good subwoofer will
the cheaper ones are really cheap (im using some $20 ones now, but i don't care)
the usb ones can be a pain if you like to use your speakers once in a while, you either have to unplug them or go into the playback devices in the control panel and switch between your 2 sound cards, usb or other to get the speakers to work
cant' think of any more at the moment.

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So I`m new to the forum and I was hoping my issue can be resolved or at least get some insight on what is causing my PC to crash.
The rig is brand new and I just installed windows and updated everything, so it`s getting really depressing gettting your new PC to crash this much.
During gaming or watching videos or downloading heavy programas (i.e. Games) my computer will just freeze out and I can`t task manager out of it, the only way out is to turn it off my holding the power button. Sometime when watching a video it`ll crash and a sound just loops from the speakers in the screen.
I`ve tried:
/Changing RAM sticks and only using one
/ Re/installing windows and all the drivers
/ WhoCrashed doesn`t give me any crash reports (not even when I had it open and the PC crashed)

Any type of insight would really be apreciated!


Answer:New Gaming Rig crashes during gaming and videos

Here is a review on Newegg, about your motherboard ?
That may shed some light on your problem you are having.

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Hello guys!I just joined and this is my first thread on this forums,here are my BAD PC specs1022 MB RAMNvidia Geforce 7300Dual Core 2.2 ProccesorWhat about yours?My ones are terrible,I need to spend,well,not dollars or euros,like,ROMANIAN MONEY or something,idk,if you are romanian,let me know what I mean,so I need to spend 2356 in order to make it powerful enough for all the games,these are BF3 components,I mean,it will work like a charm with them,don't **** around with those!

Answer:My PC specs(i'm new)

Sorry - are you asking a question?

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PC100, 133, 266, 600, 800, 1600, 2100, 2700...DDR, SDRAM, RDRAM, DIMM, SIMM, RIMM, Rambus, ECC, buffered?

It seems like every company has a different way of specifying RAM. Can any one help me understand the popular types? Which are compatible or may be different names for the same type?

Thank you,

Answer:RAM Specs...What do they all mean??

Too lazy ( or drunk ) to type it .. instead follow this links

Now back to drinking

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Question: best specs?

what are the best processors out there? the newest is what i need. also can you guide me to the best RAMS and video cards, sound cards, motherboards.

Answer:best specs?

Best CPU: Core 2 Quad X6850Best RAM: DDR3 RAM PC3-14400Best video card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 UltraBest sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite ProBest motherboard: one that supports all of the above, plus Quad SLI, a 1333MHz FSB, has superb overclocking features, etc etcWill any of those be the best option for you?  I don't know, but probably not.If you tell us exactly what you're looking for (e.g. I am looking to build a new PC for gaming and have a budget of $2000) then we'll be able to help you much more.

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Question: HDD Specs?

Hi... Im helping a friend with his puter and he wants to install a second HDD in his Gateway P4 machine running XP Home. I'm a Win98Se guy and I know how to do what I want on my machine but I'd like some input on how to do one thing on his.

How can I determine the specs on his current drive so he can purchase a second drive to match it as close as possible. I know I could open the tower and look at the drive, but I'm asking is there a way to view the info with some built in feature with XP? I could always install AIDA32 to view the info on drives as I do on my system, but he would have no use for the utility after that. Just trying to minimize the procedure.

Thanks... Raybro

Answer:HDD Specs?

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Question: My new pc specs


My last motherboard died after living and performing well for eight years. So, here is my new and already installed upgrade all purchased from Newegg.

Motherboard: MB ASUS P5RD1-VM XPRESS200 775 $66.00
CPU: CPU INTEL|P4 630 800M LGA775 2M R $179.00
Videocard: VGA CHAINTECH GEFORCE6600 256MB $106.00
Memory: MEM 512M|KST PC3200 CL3 184-PIN DIMM KVR400X64C3A/512 $55.00
Power Supply: Antec 400w ATX 12x2.0 SMARTPOWER 2.0 $80.00

Total with shipping was $506.00

I transfered 100GB of hard drives, cd-rw rom, dvd-rw rom, and floppy drive from my old pc.

Everything runs well, but I'm thinking of adding more Memory...maybe 1.0GB. Any opinions?

Answer:My new pc specs

Moonsavior said:


My last motherboard died after living and performing well for eight years. So, here is my new and already installed upgrade all purchased from Newegg.

Motherboard: MB ASUS P5RD1-VM XPRESS200 775 $66.00
CPU: CPU INTEL|P4 630 800M LGA775 2M R $179.00
Videocard: VGA CHAINTECH GEFORCE6600 256MB $106.00
Memory: MEM 512M|KST PC3200 CL3 184-PIN DIMM KVR400X64C3A/512 $55.00
Power Supply: Antec 400w ATX 12x2.0 SMARTPOWER 2.0 $80.00

Total with shipping was $506.00

I transfered 100GB of hard drives, cd-rw rom, dvd-rw rom, and floppy drive from my old pc.

Everything runs well, but I'm thinking of adding more Memory...maybe 1.0GB. Any opinions?Click to expand...

I would go with the 1gb RAM

And thats one good set up you got rollin' there.

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Question: PC Specs

Here are my final specs, tell me what you think?

Also would a i7 be worth the extra money for a future proof pc?

Also would all the stuff fit in the mid-tower case i listed or will i need to get the full-tower version?

Answer:PC Specs

For those who do not have Excel or do not want to risk downloading a file, here are the specs.

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Module 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz Unbuffered CL9 DIMM Memory for 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core systems
Corsair Hydro Series H60 2013 model High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce2X 2GB GDDR5 Dual Link DVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Graphics Card with FREE ASSASSINS CREED III Download Coupon + Free to Play bundle
(free accessory)*Assassins Creed III Nvidia Download Coupon
(free accessory)*NVIDIA F2P 100 in game for GTX 660 and above
MZ-7td250bw - Samsung 840 SSD
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Hard Drive - 3.5" SATA-III - 7200RPM 64MB Cache
NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Corsair Gaming Series 2013 Edition, 800 Watt, 80+ Bronze, ATX
Samsung S24b300hl LED LCD Widescreen 23.6" HDMI Monitor
TP-Link N600 Wireless Dual Band Pci Express Adapter
Liteon Ihas124 24x Dvdrw (dual r)/ram Sata Drive (internal Black)
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit DVD - OEM
HDMI Cable 1.4 Black 2 Metre
Build looks fine. The Mid-ATX case is fine and what most people use, barely anyone needs the extra room, mostly drive bays, of a full ATX case. The i7 may be a bit faster for gaming but the i5=3570k does pretty much as well in most games from what I've seen. If you want to invest a bit ... Read more

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Question: 7 specs

How low can they go? Will it run on this pc:

Athlon XP 3200+ (I think, might be 2600 or 2800+)
some ATI video card in AGP, not powerful at all compared to now standards.
100GB hdd 5200RPM

I know 7 will run well on netbooks, how well will it run on this? I'd like to replace the existing bunged up install soon and 7 seems like a good candidate.

Thanks ^_^

Answer:7 specs

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If I remember right, I have seen a link to click on that will show me the specifications on my computer. Couldn't find a posting with that link though. Sure would like that if you would. It has XP OS.


Answer:How to get specs on my PC?

siw will give you pretty detailed info.

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Question: Your PC Specs?

I just purchased my PC parts (coming tomorrow!!) and I was wondering what other people's computer specs. Well here is my PC spec.

Antec 900 Case
ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz
Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667
Sythe Ninja Plus Revision B (CPU heatsink)

Answer:Your PC Specs?

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Question: Specs for My PC

Motherboard: Aopen MX46-800N
Bios: R1.01b

CPU Vendor: Intel
Type: Pentium 4
Frequency: 3000Mhz = 200Mhz * 15.0
Core Voltage: 1.47V

Ram = 480MB

These are my Specs, Would I be able to Run Vista.. Even though Video Driver Not Supported?
Everything Passes according to Pitstop. My XP My Jetwater-co

Answer:Specs for My PC

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I want to make a pc and here is my specs please tell me if the pc will be able to build and tell me what you think.

Graphics Card
Cooler 24.99

Power Supply

Hard Drive



Windows 7



Answer:PC specs please help

closing duplicate, please respond here.

also please remember that the sort of posting you are participating in can easily be construed to forum flooding.



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I wasn't sure if this should go to the Cooling forum, so if it needs to be moved, so be it.... anyway, I recently got a new case (NZXT Beta Evo) and it has many mounting spots for fans. Right now, I have a mixed assortment of 'rescued' 120mm fans which are working just fine, but I kind of like the idea of getting all matching fans. I'm looking at the Zalman ZM-F3 (I can get 'em for about $5 or $6 each) but I can't seem to find any CFM ratings for these fans. I've read a few reviews and comments in some forums, and the fans are widely praised and most people think highly of these fans, but even the Zalman site doesn't have any CFM or static pressure type of spec info....

Answer:Looking for fan specs . . .

dlb said:

, but even the Zalman site doesn't have any CFM or static pressure type of spec info....
:confusedClick to expand...

did a quick look, and they all just repeat what is told on the zalman site. my guess is there isn't any more info other that what is on the zalman site.

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Question: Min specs for BB?

Answer:Min specs for BB?

What are the minimum system specifications for BroadBand?

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Question: specs

First I appologize for the many partial threads.I am trying to uas my phone to communicate with you and it is new and uframilar here are the p
Intel pent 4
512 km
Intel 865pe or 865g
8 channel
32 bits
Dual channe
Ddr sdam
Integrated intel pro10/100

Windows xp pro


Which thread are you replying to?

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Question: R13 2-in-1 specs.

Will or does the R13 2-in-1 support 4G LTE via a sim slot? Does it have an active digitizer?

Answer:R13 2-in-1 specs.

If I have to go with what I find on the net, I would say no to 4G LTE.This says it comes with a Microsoft Surface style Active pen.

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Hi whats the absolute bare miminal specs needed for Xp Pro to run on a laptop please?

Answer:min specs for xp pro?

This is what Microsoft say are the minimum specs to run XP pro click hereCheers HC

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