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Are these specs good?

Question: Are these specs good?

I am new to building PC's, as this is my first one, I want to know if these specs are good. Specifically, can I play games that might require decent graphics(Can I play games like Tera, Skyrim, Witcher 3, etc.). If someone could tell me if these specs are good in general, I would be greatly appreciative. I will just leave the link for all the specs here, in this link. I don't know if this is not allowed, so I guess I will find out. Thanks!

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Answer: Are these specs good?

ProjectRysa said:

Can I play games like Tera, Skyrim, Witcher 3, etcClick to expand...

Yes you can, but Witcher 3 will be more demanding than the other two and will likely require you to run on lower settings.

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Question: Good specs?

Hey, I recently bought a new gaming PC, but I just seem to lag a lot. Could you please check out my specs, and tell me any issues I need to address? It's only a £400 (596 USD) so it's not that impressive. Thanks!

Processor: AMD A8-6600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 3.90 GHz

RAM: 8.00 GB (7.20 GB usable) (side note, I only know it's an AMD, not which model)

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8570D

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Sorry, that's all I know of my PC, and also I do not know much about PC's so please try to dumb some things down for me. Thank you!

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Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz2048MB RAM120GB HDDTFT15.4 ScreenDVDRW

Are they good or bad for running vista ultimate?


Answer:How good are these specs?

Originally Posted by Fmjc001

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz2048MB RAM120GB HDDTFT15.4 ScreenDVDRW

Are they good or bad for running vista ultimate?


Go for 4Gb of ram for Ultimate

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hello everyone,got some specs here that would like to know if they r cool to run games for a couple of years..-Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2,66GHz 4MB 1333MHz 775.- Asus Intel P35 P5K Socket LGA 775 + DualChannel.-2 GB DDR2 RAM PC 667.- Nvidia 8600GTS .Thanks in Advance..

Answer:Are these good specs??

For the most part, it looks good. One thing I'd change though is the 8600GTS. It's fine for now, but won't last as long as something like the 8800GTS. If you can, wait a little longer for the new 8800GT. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's supposed to retail at about $250 for the 512MB version and $200 for the 256MB version while still giving the performance of an 8800GTS 320MB if not a 640MB.

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Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type ITE IT8712F (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4Ch)
Motherboard Name Chaintech VNF4 Series

Motherboard 28 °C (82 °F)
CPU 37 °C (99 °F)
GPU 63 °C (145 °F)
GPU Ambient 41 °C (106 °F)
Seagate ST3200822A 36 °C (97 °F)

Cooling Fans:

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.39 V
+3.3 V 3.20 V
+5 V 5.13 V
+12 V 11.84 V
-12 V -11.78 V
VBAT Battery 2.66 V
Chipset 1.17 V
DIMM 2.53 V
AGP 1.50 V

That's when I'm not playing games.

Answer:Are these specs good?

And during games:
Motherboard 32 °C (90°F)
CPU 38 °C (100 °F)
GPU 85 °C (184 °F)
GPU Ambient 57 °C (134 °F)
Seagate ST3200822A 38 °C (100 °F)

Cooling Fans:

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.39 V
+3.3 V 3.18 V
+5 V 5.11 V
+12 V 11.78 V
-12 V -11.86 V
VBAT Battery 2.66 V
Chipset 1.17 V
DIMM 2.53 V
AGP 1.49 V

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I found this computer with these pc specs for about $800 and I wanted to know if it is worth it.

CybertronPC Borg-Q GM4213B Desktop PC (Green)
System: AMD FX-4130 3.80GHZ Quad-Core | AMD 760G Chipset | 8GB DDR3 | 1TB HDD | Genuine Windows 8.1 64-bit
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT610 1GB Video Card | 24X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Drive | Audio: 7.1 Channel | Gigabit LAN | Keyboard and Mouse
Expansion Bays/Slots Total(Free): 3(2) Ext. 5.25" | 4(3) Int. 3.5" | 4(4) Int. 2.5" | 1(1) PCI | 1(1) PCI-E x1 | 1(0) PCI-E x16 | 2(1) DIMM 240P
Connectivity: 4x USB 3.0 | 4x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | Audio | 1x HDMI | 1x DVI | 2x VGA
Chassis: Apevia X-Sniper 2 Gaming Mid-Tower w/450 Watt Power Supply | 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty | Free Lifetime Tech Support

Answer:Are these good pc specs?

I'm not sure if you have gaming in mind or not so I will go ahead and say this. It's not a gaming machine that is for sure. The processor might be alright for light gaming. But that GPU is a budget card that might give you 30 FPS on low settings. But other than that it would be a good general purpose PC for web browsing, word processing, and light image/video editing.

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Question: Are my specs good?

I am sorry if this is the wrong sub forum but it seems like the best choice to post my question.

I am getting my new laptop tomorrow and was wondering if my specs were any good.
Also will it be ok for gaming e.g modern warfare 2/ WoW.
Model: Msi
Additional features: Multi-card reader, 3 x USB e-SATA port, HDMI, Bluetooth, Numeric keypad, 2.5kg weight.

Answer:Are my specs good?

yes they are good they are way better than my laptop and my desktop computer the only thing is your graphics card you might consider upgrading but it all does depend on what you want to use your computer for.

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AMD Athlon 64 2800+

is that good?

would that help me with games such as football manager and masses of music files?

thanks reuben x

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Hi, are my PC SPECS good enough for being able to play video games at 60FPS+, play video games and record them while maintaining FPS and Video Editing?
Computer Case: NZXT H440 - White/Black
CPU: Intel i7 4790K - (4 x 4.0 GHZ) - Haswell
CPU Heatsink: Corsair Hydro Series H60 2013 (Advanced Liquid Cooling)
Memory: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 MHz (2x8GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - 4 GB - (MSI) Twin Frozr V - (PCI-E) - (Free Metal Gear Solid V Game)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97P-D3 (Intel Z97) - 2xUSB3/4xUSB2
Sound Card: Motherboard Integrated HD Sound
Wired Networking: Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W PSU - Low Noise
CPU Compound: Standard CPU Compound Supplied With Heatsink
Extra Case Fans: Standard Fans Included With Case
Hard Drive #1: 1 TB Seagate (1000 GB) SATA-III HDD 7200 RPM 64MB
Hard Drive #2: 120GB Mushkin SSD SATA-III, Read 555MB/s, Write 525MB/s - Silent (FREE £20 In-Game Credit)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Power Cable: 1 x 1.8 Metre UK Mains Power Cable
Please Help!

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Im building myself a tower for gaming purposes (BF3, WOW, Skyrim etc). Not Crysis :D
What im looking for is if there is anything ive done wrong such as got a graphics card that is too good and a CPU that wont keep up with it or my CPU doesnt fit my moterhboard and im being silly etc. Im also interested if I will come accross problems such as overheating etc.
Since I allready have some spare components that are fine im only interested:
Case: N2XT Gamma Gaming Case
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 (4x 3.3GHz) 6MB
Fan: Intel Heatsink and Fan
RAM: Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (1x4GB) (DDR3)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB (EVGA) (PCI-E)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (Intel Z68)
I also want the motherboard to support an eternet connector component thingy which I have but I dont know what thats called so im just hoping its there.

Answer:Do these specs look good?

It is difficult to give an opinion when you have failed to mention your budget as it would be tricky to suggest an alternative.
As it stands,I not sure about the Z68 mobo I would go for a P67.You have not listed a PSU or operating system.I'm not sure about your RAM I think something like this would be better, RAM. The rest is fine.

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PC - Great specs but bad lag?

I recently got a new PC that is fairly made for gaming. Here are the specs.

Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 580
Motherboard: Gigabyte Socket 1155 CPU Z68XP-UD3
Using windows 7 64 Bit
Power supply: Force PS-890
8 GB ram
And the case is ThermalTake.

My optimal resolution is 1920x1080

So i've tried The Witcher 2 on it, and it lags ALOT, even on low settings. Considering my specs it should do just fine on High settings.

I also tried Modern warfare 2, It does just fine on low resolutions such as 1280x800. but when i turn it up to 1920x1080 it lags heavily! I dont understand why my PC would lag on a low demanding game such as Modern warfare 2.

I updated all my video card drivers. I went to windows update and got the latest update.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 8MB L2 Cache 64-bit
CD: LG 20X Double Layer DVD+-RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology [+6] (Black Color)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FA_HDD: None
FREEBIE_VC: FREE! (Age of Conan) Game
HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+11])
MOTHERBOARD: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) MSI P7N SLI-FI 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+80] (Corsair or Major Brand)
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic w/ Service Pack 1 [+89] (64-bit Edition [+19])
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 635 Watts Power Supplies [+69] (($30 off Mail-in Rebate) Sigma Shark SP-635W PSU - SLI Ready)
TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN... Read more

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Okay, so I made a topic awhile back when I was considering upgrading my current PC. However, I did not get it upgraded, as some of the upgrades appear to be incompatible with my current PC, and in the end it proved itself to be cheaper to just purchase a new computer that was built from scratch. I also saved up a bit more money to work with.

For $1,500, I would have this:

Processor: AMD FX-8350 CPU, 4.00 GHz/8MB L2 Cache

RAM: 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-2133 Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970

Battery: 850 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-850AX

Harddrive: Dual 1TB Drives - RAID 0 High Performance

This would be a PC that is used for playing games such as Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and also doing game development with the UDK engine.

I just want to know if that would be a good PC, or if it wouldn't be fast enough for what I'd be doing with it, and if it isn't good enough, just let me know what I should improve.

Answer:Would these be good specs? (need advice)

I would consider a solid state drive to replace one of the HDD's.


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ok i've been asking a load of questions on what is better in areas of proccesser, graphics cards and everything. I don't tend to get a straight answer on what is good. probably a misunderstanding in which it comes off like i'm getting a new part to install in my computer.
This is not the case. I am trying to figure out a good configuration so i can buy a computer with what i need striaght out of the box at a good price and i don't have to deal with a hundred different support lines if something goes wrong. (Cause no company wants to take responsability for the product going bad. who would.)

So a friend of mine told me he knows a little retailer that can give me a good price on a computer. HE also gave me a list of specs that I was wouldering about.

simple question: Are these Specs Good?
Intel core 2 duo E6400 2.13GHz 2MB cache 1066MHz FSB
1GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 x 512MB
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM w/8MB cache
16x Dual Layer DVD+ R/W Drive
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 7900GTX
High Performance 7.1 Audio.

I talked with the guy at the store and we worked out a price I can afford so the only question is whether it is good. So if i wanted to play games on my computer would this configuration be good?

Answer:are the computer specs any good?

Oh hellz yeah! That's an awesome machine! Well, MOST of an awesome didn't say anything about motherboard and power supply.

Also, I would ask this retailer for a part by part pricing scheme, and compare them to those offered by, and I'm skeptical whether he can beat their prices. (If he does, hook me up, buddy!)

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im upgrading my pc and i found a one with theres specs for about $1300AU
would i be able to play all the new games on high detail settings with these specs

CPU : AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

Core Speed (MHz) 2800

Turbo CORE Speed (MHz)3300

4gb ram

ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5

Answer:Are these pc desktop specs good ?

Yeah those specs look pretty good. You wouldn't have any problems running anything.

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Hi all,

I just made a purchase (maybe I should have checked here first); but it was a Dell PowerEdge 1800. I customized it to my liking, but I'm not sure if it was overkill or underkill. Please you be the judge. First let me tell you what I'm trying to accomplish with this new server. It will be my home-based web server and database server (MySQL). I will install Windows 2003 Server onto it, MySQL 4.1, PHP5, ActivePerl 5.8, IIS 6.0, and that's about it. It will become part of a existing domain, I'm not sure if I am going to dcpromo it or not, but as of now that is a "no", I will leave it as just another server on the network without any administrative duties outside of web and database. Currently I only have a combined total of 500 users a day coming to my websites. I'm host my websites currently on a single PIII box w/ Windows 2003...a Dell Optiplex (desktop ...not server). It has not given me any trouble or headaches as of yet, it's actually been doing very well, but I don't have much traffic so that might be why. In the coming months i plan to advertise aggressively as well as host a few other people websites, so I knew I needed a better system, as well I will be hosting a new website of mine which will be a online blog host for visitors to sign up and have a blog through my network, therefore I needed something reliable. My goal is to have at least 15,000 to 50,000 visitors per day by this time next year. So I would like to know if these specs wou... Read more

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So I bought a second hand pc, it is 4 years old.
These are the specs:
gtx 660
16gb ram
500gb hdd
128gb ssd
Corsair cX600

As you can see, pretty good specs. But I have some problems and I think they have something to do with each other:

-When opening a program the first time it takes a lot of time(3 minutes) to load, but the second third... time it loads within a second.
-When using a program, or dropping a folder from a destionation to another destionation, or playing a game.. it doesn't respond for like 10 seconds then it starts working, after like 10 minutes it again doesn't respond...
-The first time I open a program(every program), every step that I do for the first time in that program will do it very slowly, than if I do the same step again, it will take 1 second.
Example: When I open CS 1.6 for the first time, it takes 2-5 minutes, then when I click on find servers in the game for the first time, it takes 1 minute to open the servers. When I restart Cs 1.6, it starts in seconds and if I click on find servers, it will do it within 1 second. There's really something wrong with my PC.

-When extracting winrar, winrar laggs the whole time and so the extraction of a small file takes a lot of time.

(Btw please don't tell me to do virus scans or us Malwarebytes because I have done that all and that didn't fix the problem, I think it has something to do with the HDD or something but the programs from the ssd also start very s... Read more

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This will be my first time building a PC and i was looking to make sure it ran Vista real well, as well as games for the next few years. I own Oblivion and Black and White 2 and running these absolutely fine is a must. Looking to purchase Spore and Bioshock, coming out so them too. I'm looking to spend no more than $2500.00 AU on the PC.
Here are some ideas i had:

Seagate Barracuda 320 GB
Some sort of 17" LCD Monitor
Corsair 1024MB RAM - 2 sticks
Raidmax Sirius Case
Samsung DVD R/RW with Lightscribe

Now, the tricky parts:
I'm a little confused about CPU's and motherboards.
I was looking at the Intel Core2Duo E6400 which is about 2.13Ghz. However, there are cheaper Intel CPU's that are quicker. Yet, the Core2Duo must be better, right? So which should i pick. I don't want to spend more than $400 on a CPU but i would like a decent one, preferably Intel.

I should also say that i use my PC for gaming alot, as well as school work and the usual. I have a bad habit of opening a million windows, so something that can handle the multi-tasking aspect is good.

Also, a motherboard. I was so lost with the motherboards i couldn't even pick out one. Though something about the Gigabytes sounded appealing. Even though i don't know much about them. So any help with motherboard selection would be appreciated.

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Answer:Future PC Specs .... good, bad?


First, I think you should upgrade from a normal 17" LCD monitor to a widescreen LCD monitor that's about 19". You'd be satisfied with that.

If you want your PC to be future-proof and be good for years to come, get about 2GB of RAM (2 x 1GB sticks). 1GB of memory is barely cutting it these days.

If you're building a PC around this time, a Core 2 Duo should be the optimal choice. Those other Intels you see that are cheaper and faster are not Core 2 Duos. You should pick a Core 2 Duo, because (to answer your question) yes, a Core 2 Duo is "faster" (not in the sense of clock speed, but other factors).

For your habit of multitasking, you just need enough RAM and a dual-core Processor, which should allow you to do many things at once.

For the motherboard, I would recommend a nice ASUS motherboard. Definately look for SLI support for future expansion. Make sure the chipset supports the C2D.

If your budget for a graphics card is around $500, then you should definately get a DX10 card. A GeForce 8800 GTS would be nice.

For your power supply, get something around the 600 Watt range, since your PC is going to be pretty high-end. With your budget, you should have enough money to get a high-end PSU, like the ones with more than two +12V rails, modular cabling, fancy lights, etc.

Finally, tell us what website you will get your stuff from, so we can provide a direct link to a product suggestion. Also, this being your first bui... Read more

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I have an old computer I am not using but I dont know if the specs are quite up to snuff. I want to use it for video playback, dvd playback, which I know it can handle, but I dont know if its good enough for hdtv recording and pausing using a tv tuner with mpeg2 encoding.

Here are the specs;
1.5ghz P4
256mb Memory
Radeon 9200 Video Card
100gig Hard Drive

So what do you guys think, is it good enough? Well thanks for any light you can shine on the subject. You guys rock!


Answer:These specs good enough for a htpc?

should work

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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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-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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I am a noob when it comes to stuff like this, but I have a problem.

I have two computers,
One of them have a 32MB card, around 234MB ram or something similiar and around 2.9GHZ.
The other one have a 64MB (card?), around 512MB ram and over 2.9GHZ.

On the computer with 32MB I can play Counter-strike and games that require 16MB card & 32MB ram with great performance, it's fast and it dosen't "hang" or "act laggy/slow".

But on the good computer, even though with good specs - games like counter-strike is very slow, it lags and you can hardly shoot or anything. Even with the games like that are old it lags.

On the good computer, it says "Intel Graphic Card" but on the other it's a SiS.

I don't understand why it's like this?

Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Slow even though it has good specs.

Probably because the SiS is "on-board graphics" and not a "graphics card" at all?

On Board graphics is basically fine for business/email/surfing, but not for games.

You can usually tell externally if you have a "card" or not by the location of the Video socket on the rear of the PC. If it is grouped with the serial ports etch and oriented lengthways along the tower case (longest dimension) it's "on board"

If its at right angles to the longest dimension and in a slot, its a "card".

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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 édition 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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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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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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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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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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I am looking to get a new computer and was wondering what would make for a good processor and graphics card to do basic computing along with flight simulator games.

Would the i3 be effecient?

Is intel or AMD better for this kind of apps.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Good Computer Specs

There's not going to be a huge difference AMD v Intel as long as the processor is fast enough. I would suggest looking at the system requirements for the game you want to play and then go from there.

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Finally my old man has agreed to get a computer built, since he doesn't like Dell or HP, but is (was) so set on having a pre-built system by a name brand.

Anyways, here are the specs.
He basically needs it only for 2-D stuff, surfing, ticker symbol (stocks) with dual monitors

Here's what one person recommended and it sounds pretty good.

Silverstone 750Watt Strider - Modular

nVidia nForce 680I - SLI


2GB Corsair TwinX 8500C5

nVidia GeForce 7600 GT 256MB

Integrated On-Board Audio

No Raid

Western Digital 250GB 16MB Cache SATA 2

Burner DVD-ROM

for the CPU it's either

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz (1066MHz) 4MB L2 CacheSocket 775 Processor


Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz (1066MHz) 4MB L2 Cache Socket 775 Processor

The price difference between the 2 is $200 plus.
I was told to get the 6600 over the 6700.
Is there THAT big of a speed difference in the two?
I was also just suggested that the 6400 would be more than sufficient.

Recommendations, changes to this build, thanks.

Answer:New builds specs, good? bad? suggestions, thanks...

Those specs are good.

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I am going to build a new PC. Would these specs play games like doom 3 alright?

MSI KT4 Ultra motherboard

athlonxp 2800+

1gb ddr400

nvidia 128mb fx5200


Answer:Would these specs be ok to run good games? eg. doom 3 etc.

Depends on what u mean by "alright".. Maybe it will be playable on a low setting and on a low screen resolution.. But as u can see, even cards better than urs have a tough time on high settings.

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Hi all,

My computer is starting to run slow these last few months.
I have low framerate when playing Napoleon: Total War on semi-high, which I think with these specs I should be able to play with ease... I lag on 1080p Youtube videos, for Christ sake. I have formated it twice within that period.

Here are my specs:

What I think could be wrong (will update if I remember anything):

1. The hard drive is very old, 6+ years
2. I haven't vacuumed my computer for months

Damn, Napoleon: Total War is much smoother without AVG running in the background...

hope you can help me on this one

Answer:Slow computer with good specs

You should be smokin , maybe uninstall AVG and see if it improves.

Is it Defraged ?

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Hey, recently my computer has been going really really slow, I really don't know what's cause this computer has really good specs and there is no way this should be a hardware problem...but I really don't know what it can be, here are my specs:
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
Motherboard: Maximus Formula Special Edition
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
Memory: 4GB Ram, shows only 3GB for some reason but i got 4 GB Installed
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB
Please help me out thanks

I have also JUST reinstalled and formatted my windows XP

Answer:Computer really slow on good specs

"Memory: 4GB Ram, shows only 3GB for some reason but i got 4 GB Installed"

dont hold me to this, but i think a 32-bit OS can only support up to 3.2 GB of memory or something like that

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I am currently trying to build a computer. I need this computer to be less than 1500$. Over a little is ok though. I need you guys to give me an opinion on what I should change. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. And currently this is what i have.

DVD Drive:



Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200M0 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive


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

Graphics card

eVGA 256-A8-N345-AX Geforce 6800Ultra 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card


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


AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Answer:Building Computer Specs. Any Good?

So....Anyone got any opinions?

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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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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 all
I haven't used my pc for years, I've recently installed Linux to see if it is still usable.

It seems that overall the pc is sluggish, viewing large amounts of pictures and browsing multiple tabs.

It's also not very stable whilst watching HTML5 movies.

All i want is to be advised if my computer specs are balanced, if not what components are unsuitable.

My specs

Syncmaster 2494HS monitor @ 1920x1080 res
Intel E8400
4gb ddr2 800mhz
Toshiba 500gb 7200 rpm HD
Nvidia Geforce 210 1mb/ Legacy 340.98 driver installed.
Linux MInt 18 xfce 32 bit.

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So I've been playing WoW for a real long time, but slowly I'm getting really sick of this constant 5 - 13 fps, a whole bunch of lagspikes, while having the following specs:

Windows XP professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GT
Intel Pentium D @ 2666 MHz
2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM)

Now I do not have alot of knowlege about PC's, but I think I really should have more then 13 fps. Know that I do have something like 30 fps if I just start the pc and instantly start WoW. But just after a few minutes it gets bad to worse. Sometimes - from time to time - the PC also suddenly crashes, and wont reboot just by clicking the button. (Instead I just go downstairs, get a drink and wait for like 15 minutes.)

I could probably sum up alot more problems, but these are bugging me the most.

If you have any idea how to fix this, please help me do so, because I'm afraid I'll be throwing my pc out of the window soon enough.

Thanks in Advance,


Answer:Solved: WoW Good specs - extremely low fps

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Hello all,Can any one please tell me if the following monitor is any good.Belinea 108080 22" Monitor.The full specs are at the link below...but as I know very little about monitors I was hoping whether someone could tell me whether it was worth getting one (my current monitor is a bit tired).Heres the full specs click hereThanks

Answer:Belinea Monitor - please look at specs - any good?

It depends how much, it supports two computer as it's dual signal i.e. it should have a switch to change from one to the other. Mine does

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Hi all. Our 5 - 6 year old HP pavilion a250n just decided to die on us, and rather than try and fix the issue, it's smarter to just go out and buy a new computer.

We've got a toshiba modem and a linksys router, as well as one wireless HP printer and one HP psc 2210 that does not have wireless capabilites, as it is also a good 6 years old. Our moniter is a Kogi (some way offbrand, which is also 6 years but running strong.) We also have a backup power supply to protect from surges, can't think of the brand off the top of my head.

We'll need Windows because we have 3 zunes in the house, and need to run adobe illustrator. We've had XP for the last 6 years, and we're comfortable with XP, but from what I hear it's smarter to upgrade to Vista.

Which in upgrading to Vista I know that we would need more RAM. We currently have two 512 sticks of DDR2, so if we could find a computer running with DDR2 would it be smart to maybe stick with a lower amount of ram on the new comp and just put in that extra gb?

For the size of the harddrive, we don't really have anything TOO big. We do have a lot of pictures and music, more than the average household, but a small hard drive would be sufficient. However, is it smarter to just get a large hard drive right off the bat, or maybe buy an external hard drive and stick with a smaller hard drive?

Pentium or AMD processor? Dual core, or quad core? Is there a difference?

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Answer:Buying New Comp - What are good specs?

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I have had this system since April, but now may sell to get a laptop. Problem is I have lost track of what I did with the specs since this was made to order.
Would Everest give more details than BelArc?
For example: Is there an app which would say 4 gigs RAM at 800?

Answer:Good app for detailed specs of system?

SIW is very detailed. Make sure when you install it you pay attention! will offer to add a toolbar to your browser on one of the screens--you probably don't want it.

Run it and scroll down to Hardware for detailed specifications. Under Memory it will give you manufacturer and specs for each stick of RAM.

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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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I'm looking to buy a new PC widescreen flatscreen monitor to replace my old 4:3 CRT and would like to know what specs I should be looking for, eg what measurements are considered as good contrast ratio, image brightness, response time, resolution, number of supported colours, refresh rate, etc, to make sure I get one good enough for my needs? (I never needed to consider those terminologies before.) I'll be using it for playing games, watching videos (DVD, Blu-Ray, DivX, etc) and photo viewing/editing, so these uses will need a monitor of higher specifications than one I'd use for normal home office use. Is there much noticeable difference between image brightness of 250 cd/m2 and 300 cd/m2 ? Are LED screens the way forward rather than LCD? HD monitors are 1920 x 1080 resolution whereas my old 4:3 CRT allowed me to play games at 1900 x 1600 resolution, so will I be losing anything by switching over to a 1920 x 1080 screen which seems to be lower resolution?

Sorry, my current monitor is a CRT which I purchased more than ten years ago, it came as part of a ready-built PC, so back in those days I never needed to know the meaning of things like contrast ratio, response time, etc. Any advice please would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Advice on new monitor -- what good specs should I look for?

If your switching from a 1900 x1600 to a 1920 x1080 you will not notice much of a diffrence in quality. It will be slightly lower quality though.

Resolution is propably the most important things to look out for.

Higher resolutions are always better but will make your graphics card work MUCH harder in games and lower your framerates.

Response time is not so important imo, lower is better, High response times can cause input lag and an effect known as ghosting, Though in real life its barely noticible.

Im not too sure about led vs lcd to be honest. Though IPS panels are considered to be the best type of LCD as far as i know.

Heres a great and cheap ips for an example.

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Hi all, I am planning to buy a used desktop computer to replace my GTX 860m Lenovo y50 70 and here are the specs of the hardware:- Sapphire Radeon RX 470 GB VR ready.- Asus P8H61 rev 3.0- Intel i5 3.2ghz 3470- Cooler Master Hyper 103- Crosair vengeance 2x8 gb- HDD: 1 TB  I have already checked that the GPU  can run newest games at 1080p 60 fps but my concern mostly is the how good the motherboard is and if it is possible to upgrade for better graphics card or CPU (AMD Ryzen for example). Also the overclockability .

Answer:Buying a used good are specs?

Here are some things to share . Is that a used custom build for sale?  Is the sale through a company like eBay? Is the vendor a company or a individual? Is there any kind of warranty? What would it cost if you got new parts and built it yourself?IMHO, used electronics of any kind should either be bought directly from somebody in the same city or else from a store or online service that has some kind of warranty.  I would be very careful about any home built desktop.Whenever I use a local for sale service, I want to go see the item myself  and buy it on the spot for cash. Otherwise, that sure looks like a great build. The - Asus P8H61 rev 3.0 has ood reviews. How much do they want for it?Is this the mobo?

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Hi, would any of you Guys please take a quick look at my specs. They are not in my opinion bad but my windows exploror takes ages to change. I have given nearly all the anti spyware programs a go at it. and checked for Trojans. I am nearly ready to format it to get it to run a bit faster.
Any ideas would be deeply appreciatted.


HD 200 GIG
CPU ; SOCKET 754 AMD ATHLON 64 3000 + Processor 2.00 gig
MB : Asus K8V SE Delux
Graphics : ATI Radion X1950 Pro ? 7-6 drivers
RAM : 3 Gig 3200 x 400 MHZ
Hyper 580 PSU
Win XP Home
On board sound

Answer:Specs reasonably good, but soooooooo slow.

Major Attitude has this guide posted this guide:

Hope that helps some.

This is also very helpful info:

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So i know ram wise i need to get more but

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.4 GHz
Number of Cores 4
Family 06
Model 25
Stepping 5
Revision 02
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Chipset GeForce 310M
Dedicated Memory 512 MB
Total Memory 1.2 GB
Pixel Shader Version 4.1
Vertex Shader Version 4.1
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 10DE
Device ID 0A70
Plug and Play ID VEN_10DE&DEV_0A70&SUBSYS_C079144D&REV_A2
Driver Version
Memory 2.0 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Service Pack 1
Size 64 Bit
Edition Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601
Locale 0409
BIOS Phoenix SecureCore(tm) NB Version 02KF.M008.20100529.KSJ
Version Phoenix Technologies Ltd. 02KF.M008.20100529.KSJ
Manufacturer Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Date 05/29/10
Display Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768
Sound Device 1 High Definition Audio Device
Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
Sound Device 2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Driver Version
Sound Device 3 NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Driver Version
Sound Device 4 NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Driver Version
Sound Device 5 NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Driver Version
Size 149.0 GB
Free 113.7 GB
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17239
Chrome 0.0
Firefox 30.0 (en-US)
Java 7.0.650
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Answer:Solved: [Question] Are these pc specs good

Looking at those specs it appears we are talking about a laptop here?

If that is the case, there isn't much you can update apart from the RAM. You might find it supports other CPUs but you are unlikely to get any really significant performance boost. One of the main weak points is the graphics, a 310M is a really low end graphics processor that isn't much use for anything other than Windows, Office and net browsing in my opinion. However, being a laptop you can't do anything about it (very few laptops support changing graphics cards now).

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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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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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model # DV9417CL

2048MB DDR2 System Memory
160 GB Hard Drive (SATA)
17" Widescreen
Vista Home Premium
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150

I think this is same thing, there more detail about it
HP Pavilion 17" dv9417cl Entertainment Laptop PC w/AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TK-53 Processor - Wal-Mart

Price is $948
I am buying from Sam's which have 6 month return policy. I will use it, in case I will decide to return Laptop and get something better.

What you think in general? Good Laptop?
Ok price (if comparing with Laptop specs) ?

Answer:Good Laptop? Specs vs Price..

thats a pretty good deal you found over there.
You do know 17" is HUGE and HEAVY.

What are you planning on using this laptop for?

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I am going to do the student windows 7 upgrade from my current vista. I only have 2.5gb of ram right now and was wondering if I should upgrade to 32 or 64. I am probably going to be upgrading to 4gb of ram in the next month or so, but in the meantime would my system suffer from only having 2.5gb in 64bit? For example would I still be able to play games like starcraft 2 without taking a huge performance hit over what I have right now on my 32bit vista.

thank you

system specs
AMD 3.4ghz X3
2.5gb RAM
9600gt OC
500gb hard drive

Answer:Are my specs good enough for Win7 Prof 64bit?

You ram usage would go up, but I think you will be fine. You'll probably get between 35-45% on idle.

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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

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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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it's a year and a half old, and I've barely used it since it's soooooo slow and messy.
Can't exchange it because of a problem with the warranty, and if I want to repair it with the original manufacturer I might as well buy a new laptop (from a different brand X_x)

Specs: HP DM4-1162SF

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows*7 Édition Familiale Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 451848 MB, Free - 396411 MB; D: Total - 24786 MB, Free - 3623 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1603
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated.
I tried a few diagnostics software that didn't tell me much
aside from the fact that it performs below standards for this model.
And tested the Ram to see if the problem came from there.
The ram test results were normal performance.
But that's as far as I got without opening it up.
I really want to fix it myself if I can,
so if you could suggest some diagnostic tools that could help me figure out what the problem is
or some tools to open it up and dig in.
and below are the symptoms with no other programs running:

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Answer:Good specs, useless laptop, major lag

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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 Guys!

I respect everyone's opinion! I have come to you guys with a problem and a question. So currently I record games with Reflector for my Ios/Android Games and Elgato for my Console games. Now I am trying to record PC games. I tried recording the last few days and have only run into problems with lag and other issues. So I was wondering if my laptop specs were good enough to record PC games without lag or other issues. I have a Asus Notebook. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU 1.80GHz 2.40 GHz. RAM 8 GB. 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor. GeForce 745m graphics card. 1 TB Hard Drive. Windows 8 and currently using Open Broadcast Software to record my PC gameplay. And I have only tried to record the new game Stranded Deep. So I have been having problems with Lag in all my gameplay unless I turn down my quality to toaster mode. Are these specs good enough to actually record smooth good quality gameplay out of? Or do I need to upgrade my equipment? Let me know if you guys need any other information. Thank you guys for any help! You guys are always helpful!

Answer:Are My Laptop Specs Good Enough To Record Games?

Where are you getting the games from that you are recording? ie: Amazon, game manufacturer's websit etc.

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Hello everyone, and thank you for taking the time to visit my thread.
I very recently got a new computer and monitor, hardly any programs installed (Specs below)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-3800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6130 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941832 MB, Free - 750637 MB; D: Total - 11933 MB, Free - 1459 MB;
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Older games like "The Witcher" run ok on medium settings at 1920 x 1080 but newer ones like Starcraft 2 have substanital lag. The Witcher 2 is even worse (unplayable even on lowest settings.)

Now my machine should be able to run these games, right? Even on 1920 x 1080?

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?

PS: Is it safe to disable antivirus when not browsing the web, but still connected to net and an online game?

Answer:Solved: New system, good specs, horrible FPS lag.

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In case anyone here has Lenovo contacts:  The web copy states that there's no Firewire port.  But there is actually a 4 pin firewire port.  There's no info as to whether it's 400 or 800, but i have to assume it's probably 800. I wasted $10 bucks (so to speak) on an ebay expresscard, but I'm VERY happy to give it to a friend and continue with my built-in version! 

Answer:Error in T510 web specs on (in a good way...)

Hi erik_h,
It's a FireWire 400 port, according to tabook v370 from
Thanks for the notice that the sales website is missing this info. I'll bring it to the attention of someone who can add it.
Best regards,

---------Results of Your Ideal Business-Class Laptop survey, concluded 2009-07-29.Did someone help you?Say thanks! with a kudo.Even better: Pay it forward, help someone else.

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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 recently changed my graphic card to ATI Radeon HD 4650(XFX) and Motherboard ASUS M2N68 AM+ and upgrade to 3GB RAM and got 160GB HD.AMD Athlon 64*2 5200+

When i start to play games such as FIFA 10 and PES 2010,at first it is ok but after a while it starts to lag.I really dont know why?

Im using Win Vista Ultimate 32Bit, and I have updated my ATI Driver.

Answer:game lags insipte of good specs

Maybe its overheating or not enough power gets through?

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I used a few such as wcpuid but the ones I have used didn't give many options, the main reason I want to get a decent program is to find out my 3d mark info.

Answer:whats a good program to get all your system specs

Everest home is the best, and it gives you EVERYTHING

If you post a report on here, make sure it doesnt include your XP CD key though

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Hello, Thematrican here and I am here to show some of the specs I have scouted for and am asking if it's a good setup.


Computer SPECS:

-Azza Hurrican 2000 Steel ATX Case (Computer Case)

-MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 (Motherboard)

-Intel Core I7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Six-Core (CPU/Processor)
-Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO Cooler w/ Case Fan (CPU Heat-sink/Fan Cooling Unit)

- 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1333MHz (DDR3 System Memory)
-(2TB)2000GB 7200Rpm Sata Hard Drive (Hard Drive)

-LG Blu-ray Reader w/ DVD LightScribe Burner (Optical Drive)

-Rosewill Bronze Series 1000W Modular Cable Power Supply (Power Supply)

-Microsoft Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Operating System)

-(2TB)2000GB 7200Rpm Sata Hard Drive (Extra Hard Drive - Data Drive)

-12X Blu-ray Burner SATA Drive (Extra Optical Drive)
-EVGA Signature GeFroce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 (Video Card)

-EVGA Signature GeFroce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 (Extra Video Card)

-HT | Omega Striker 7.1 Channels PCI Sound Card (Sound Card)
-Rosewill 56Kbps PCI Data/Fax/TAM (56K Dial-up) (Modem/Internet/Ethernet)

-All in one internal card reader + USB2.0 HUB (Internal Card Reader)

-AeroCool Touch 2000 Controller Panel (5.25" Fan Controller)
-Asus PCI 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter (Wireless Networking)

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Answer:I'm Building A custom Comp, Are these specs good?

I assume you are building this for gaming?
Whatever you are building it for the power supply is junk. Corsair, Seasonic. PC Power & Cooling or FPS 1250w to 1500w.
Dual video cards are a royal pain and a definite overkill.
I would also go with DDR3 1600 (or greater)
Why do you need dial up? Do you live where there is no cable or DSL?
Add an SSD drive for your OS and some games.
WD black or RE for storage.
I would also go for an Asus or Gigabyte motherboard.

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My laptop is 5 year old with good specs:-

Intel Core i7 64-bit
2 GB Nvidia Geforce Graphics

But its starting to show signs of wear and tear, broken ports, several buttons are dead etc etc. I don't want to replace it because of these specs, which are more than enough for my usage.
My questions is, Any way to refurbish my laptop ? Upgrade it with some USB 3.0 ports ? And make it good like new ??

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Hey guys, I'm in need of some help.. Recently, I've installed a new GPU (GTX 970) and had CPU temp problems, which I've fixed by installing a new cooler. Temps went down from 60 idle to 38-45. Right now, though, I'm having some performance issues. When I play games like Grand Theft Auto V or Wolfenstein The New Order, I'm getting lower than average FPS and stutter. Only about 50 on GTA V going down to 45 with Ultra settings, MSAA on 4x instead of 8x, and all Advanced Graphics off. On Wolfenstein I get 60 with drop downs to 45. On Dragon Age Inquisition I get about only 40-47, when the average is 58 for example.

Specs:Intel i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz
MSI GTX 970 4G
8GB RAM DDR3 1333MHz
Energon EPS-750 < Planning to upgrade it
Standard case, don't know the model, playing without it covered at the moment due to cover not fitting cause of the cooler. < Planning to upgrade it

Things to take notice of:Temps are fine, even without the cover on. Max 62 Celsius on both GPU and CPU when playing GTA V.
2 pins are broken on the Mobo socket, might be the case.
I'm pretty sure the FPS should be higher than the ones I'm getting, plus I'm not getting stable performance.
GPU Usage is 95-99% at all times on Wolfenstein and GTA V for some reason, Wolfenstein isn't a very graphics intense game as GTA V is.
Power usage is on 50%.
GPU Fan speeds are on about 50% when gaming.
RAM usage is 2GB idle, CPU usage about 15% idle.
Playing on 1080p.

Things I've tried:Setting Power Management to... Read more

Answer:Good specs, lower than average FPS on most new games

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Did you change the thermal paste ?
You should if overheating was an issue for a while.

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My (h)ell laptop is running extremely slow. Last time this happened a couple of months ago and I did a restore to factory defaults

Please help.

Answer:laptop with good specs running extremely slow

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6Gb DDRII ram
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.42Ghz
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB
500GB HDD (Forgot make/model)
550W PSU

If I forgot anything major, feel free to ask

So yesterday I was at my mates house and booted up Skyrim on his PC. His settings were at ultra ands he ran the game PERFECTLY. My specs are the same except he has the Radeon HD 6970 2GB. When I play it on my pc, however, I can run it only on low/medium with that same preformance. The same is true with plenty of other games (Battlefield 3, Mass effect 3, etc..). I have updated every driver I could, I have used 2 antiviruses which came up with nothing, I have stopped any background programs but still no luck. Any help? Thank you in advance

Answer:Computer with good specs running slow during games

That one difference could be a very important one. Your PSU may not have enough amperage on its' +12 volt rail. Find out ow many amps your graphics card consumes verses how many your PSU supplies. If there isn't enough amperage supplied, you'll have to purchase a new graphics card and be careful on choosing one that needs less amps. Of course, you could always upgrade your PSU to one with pushing more amps or one with double or triple +12 volt rails.

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Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pressario CQ40-104AX ? Bigbasz’s Personal Blog

Ignore the language, I just want to show you the specs (scroll down a little bit to find it).

FYI I upgraded this laptop's RAM to 3 GB.

I use Driver Genius regularly to keep the drivers updated. And of course Ccleaner to keep the system clean.

I'm pretty sure this OS is free of virus/malware.

Not sure if you know DotA (defense of the ancient), but this laptop can barely play DotA. I use 1024x768 screen resolution. When the battle starts, it lags. Thanks to the lag, I often lose the battles. -.-

And no, I am not interested to play other games. Just DotA on this laptop.

Kindly give me suggestions to improve the performance? Maybe downgrade to XP?

Answer:This laptop specs aren't good enough for Windows 7 Ultimate?

If you upgraded RAM to 3GB I'm not sure downgrading to XP would give you much more than let's say 5-10% speed up, if that much, probably not. The problem is with laptop you can't upgrade much beyond memory and you already did that. I'm not familiar with the game, but is it graphic intensive, CPU intensive or both? Lower resolution to 640x400, see if it helps any, check system resources during game, does it run out of RAM and trashing the hard drive, is CPU pegged at 100% and can't do no more, is the graphics too intensive and need to lower the settings? At the end there is not much you can do. You could try to see if overclocking is possible for CPU and GPU, could probably get 5-10% if it's doable, maybe upgrade CPU all together (I think they go up to 2.4GHz). At the end new faster laptop may be less expensive in the long run.

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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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System Information
Time of this report: 12/26/2010, 10:20:47
Machine name: EVAN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: ME051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A08
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz, ~1.5GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 504MB RAM
Page File: 587MB used, 940MB 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

Answer:Are these Systems Specs good to play Team Fortress 2 & Wow?

Get Speccy - System Information - Free Download and show us a screenshot of it, will give us a better idea of what you have.

Might want to up your RAM. I think WOW will work, not sure about TF2. They'd be both at low settings.

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I just installed BF2 on my new computer. I had no problems playing it on my old rig. Here are my new specs: Gateway 840GM, Pentium 830D 3.0GHz, ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB PCI-E, 1024MB DDR 2 RAM.

When I open Battlefield, I make it to the main menu. When I click on the Options, the video and sound stutters and the computer restarts. Not a crash to desktop, but an actual reboot. I opt to send the error report to Microsoft, and it tells me it's a driver:

Error Caused By A Device Driver

Thank you for submitting an error report. Microsoft is unable to specifically determine what caused the problem you reported. To troubleshoot the problem, please see the information below.


A device driver installed on your system caused the problem; however, we cannot determine the precise cause. Depending on which situation is applicable to you, please do one of the following:

* If this problem occurred after you installed a new hardware device on your system, the problem might be caused by the driver for the device. If you know the manufacturer of the device, contact the manufacturer's product support service for assistance.
* Some software, such as firewall and anti-virus software, also installs drivers. If this problem occurred after you installed new software, the software might have installed a driver that caused the problem. If you know the manufacturer of the software, contact the manufacturer's product support service for assistance.
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Answer:Reboot in Battlefield 2 on good specs. Driver issue??

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My computer has recently been stalling in the games I play, Counterstrike, counterstrike source. Every couple minutes the game lags and my loss jumps to 20. A few secs later it is back to normal. This is usually accompanied by my cpu fan turning faster or slower. i've tried setting my fan at a constant 50 percent but it is still happening. I've tried defragging my hard drive and using driver cleaner/ reinstalling video card drivers and cpu drivers to no avail. I've also tried playing offline but I encounter the same problem minus the loss.

Here are my general specs:
3800 x2 athlon with dual core optimizer
radeon x1950 pro 256 mb
500 power supply
1 gig ram
160 gig hd
Kinda ****** mobo
Windows xp media edition

The problem started happening ever since I upgraded from a geforce 7600 to x1950 pro video card. I also had to change my power supply from 350 watt to 500 watt. Could it be my video card (all new drivers) or a bad power supply that is causing the lag? I don't know, any suggestions will be appreciated.

Answer:Computer stalls in games but... GOOD Comp SPECS

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Just thought I'd let everyone know of a decent (free) program to look at your computer specs (hardware, software, temps, resource-view, bench-mark tests for your CPU, video, RAM, HD, Network, CD etc.)



Key features of Fresh Diagnose:


System Information: Scanning your system and give a complete report about your computer's hardware and software, for examples: mainboard information, video system information, PCI/AGP buses information, peripheral (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.) information, network information.

System Benchmarks: Testing your system performance, such as CPU, hard disk, CD/DVD ROM, and compare it with other systems.

Use this free software to learn more about your computer and its components, detect/diagnose any problems in your computer, and increase your computer's performance.

they have a couple of other programs too, of which I use FreshDownload--a download utility (free as well):


Key features of Fresh Download:


Turbo charges downloading files in both FTP and HTTP protocols using your current internet connection (dial-up, cable, DSL / ADSL, satellite, T1, etc.)

Pause and resume broken downloads, recovers from a dropped Internet connection.

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Answer:Good Diagnoses Program (System Specs/Stats/Temps/Etc)

Yeah, those are really great.
Also checkout Sisoft Sandra and AIDA32

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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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Is lava iris win1 is good choice for low end with good features (?3999/-)?

Answer:Is lava iris win1 is good choice for low end with good features (₹3999/-)?

Yep especially considering the 1gb ram.
But I would like to see 435 and 532 prices in India before recommending it for anyone.

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My DSL provider tells me the line tests they just did shows everything to be very good.But, I am finding many web sites load slowly and videos stop and go...even 12 second ones.

Does anyone know how long a short 12 second video on say YOUtube showtake to wonload with DSL at 256????

My laptop is 6 months old with Vista Home Premium, nod32 antivirus and superspywareblaster, IE7 Browser. My wife's PC is new with Vista Home Premium Norton Security center same browser. Both of us have the same problem with some web sites loading slowly and video just now performing at all......six second spurts then stops and buffering for long periods. Even a news or sports or YOUtube video12 seconds long takes a couple of stops to get through. Radio stations I used to listen to cut in and out now for buffering.This seemed to start a couple of months ago. Are there any settings on my system I can change or tweak to speed downloads up or deal with videos or sort this out. Here is what I have done to narrow the problem:

Turned off the wireless and plugged the DSL cord right into my laptop---same performance and same speed tests results.

Made sure only one of the two computers is change

Tried the same video on my laptop or my wife's PC....same performance

Try to have the video on pause so everything can download sometimes...but can take a long time for some videos.

Keep my system clean with weekly virus/spyware scans and Defender is also on.

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Answer:Solved: DSL line test good..browsing not good!

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I am new to the forum, but not new to computing. I recently started having problems with this Vista Home Premium box not being able to resolve DNS names for only computers on my home network (all others XP boxes or Windows Server 2003). It can ping the IP addresses of the local boxes. It doesn't have a problem connecting to the internet. But this is a big problem when it comes to sharing files within my local network.

I have disabled Windows Firewall and McAfee Firewall and Services to try and diagnose the problem.

I have been googling this for a couple of days looking for ideas, but I have none. I have validated that DNS is running. NETBios over DHCP is enabled. Subnet mask is 255.255.255. DHCP and DNS server IP is correct.

Anything that anyone could point me to try? I am out of ideas.

Answer:Ping on Workgroup Computer Names Bad / IP Addresses Good / Internet Good

Unless you've got a DNS server running at home, it's rather unlikely that DNS is being used to resolve names of your home computers when pinging by name. Instead, the machine does a broadcast (on the local segment) to the effect of "if you're called XYZ, please get back to me and tell me your IP address".

If that's not working for you, my first inclination would be to suspect firewalls on the other machines - not necessarily on the machine exhibiting symptoms. Try disabling and even uninstalling (3rd-party) firewalls while you're troubleshooting, and also test what happens when all machines are booted to [safe mode + net].

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I currently use the Microsoft Works Calendar as a PDA keeping track of appointments, birthdays, etc. but find that I can't print out reports according to categories. I can only print out days, weeks or months. Is there a good, free calendar that I can use and be able to import the information that I already have in the Works Calendar into that calendar?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar not so good. Are there any good desktop calendars out there

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Hello! I am moving to a quasi remote area - I say quasi because it's a place with nothing but rich people who own horses and a lot of land and a cool central town, but because of the remoteness of the area, NOBODY - yes I checked and I do mean NOBODY - can provides internet access to the place I'm moving into.
Therefore, as someone who uses the internet a lot for everything from my phone to pc/xbox 360 gaming to work on my laptop to simple browsing, etc., my only option is to change my current phone plan with AT&T to on of their Mobile Share plans, which will allow my pc/xbox to access internet through my phone (a Lumia 1520), either wirelessly or plugging the phone directly into the devices.
All of that is fine. EXCEPT.
I visited the place last week and while I get reception out there, at least that day it averaged about 2-4 bars of 4g reception, whereas in my current apartment/area I can get 3-5 bars of LTE.
Now, I still have to test how well my laptop and xbox perform on the 2-4 bar 4G level of reception, I came across something that recommended getting one or both of these things called "smart signal boosters" and "cellular repeaters." I know nothing about them, but if one or both can help me boost my signal to LTE-level quality, I'm VERY interested in purchasing.
That said, I don't know anything about those items, and I want to purchase the right items the first time.
So, my question is, does anyone have any experience or knowledge about signal boosters and/or cellul... Read more

Answer:What are some recommendations for a good smart signal booster and/or a good cellular repeater?

Originally Posted by MichaelBanning UPDATE: While I couldn't find a lot of reviews/info online about signal boosters except for Amazon reviews, what little I found combined with the amazon reviews have led me to choose the booster I link to below as the best one for me. I will buy it sometime in the middle of next month, and will report back on how it holds up. But for now, in case anyone comes by needing one as well, here's what I found to be the best one out Wilson Electronics - 460101 DT 4G - Cell Phone Signal Booster for Small Home or Office: Cell Phones & Accessories Just as an update in case anyone in the future comes to the forum with a similar issue, I purchased the above booster (used but in "Like New" condition, for about 50 bucks off) and just set it up today. So far, at least in my room (where for me it really only matters since my office and gaming stuff is in here) I have gone from an average of 1-3 bars with an occaisional 4th bar to now averaging 4-5 (full) bars with the occaisional 3rd bar. All still 4G, which is a tad disappointing since I was hoping I'd get boosted to LTE, but after testing it out on a few of my pc games it is totally sufficient and my games play great - with perhaps the occaisional crazy lag that lasts all of 5-10 seconds and hasn't happened all that frequently.
Overall, I would say, at least so far after a few hours of use, I'm satisfied with my purchase. If anyone has any questions, post them below.

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This is what i posted to an admin...cant believe he said its a stupid suggestion!!

"Uh? did you read my explination? I was refering to your ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM...If a virus DISABLES your antivirus that you want to use...rename the ANTIVIRUS IN QUESTION TO EXPLORER SO YOU CAN RUN IT AND GET RID OF THE VIRUSES!!"

Answer:Renaming Antivirus to explorer is still not a good tip!!! *Safe Mode* is a good tip

ban me, as this is THE most STUPID reply i ever had from a so called ADMIN....cheers....and enjoy stupid replies

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First off charter's internet security suite does NOT work with xp x64. Is there any good free solutions for an antivirus and firewall security?

What would be my next cheapest solution for both an antivirus and a firewall that works in windows xp x64?

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NOD32 works for it.

Never tried a firewall, if your behind NAT thats good.

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Was wondering if the Sonicwall NSA 240 with the TotalSecure package or whatever is a good unit for the price? Looking to spend under 1,500$, and keep yearly maintenance costs low. Basically just need 1 vpn user, virus protection, malware, firewall, router. Those are pretty much the only things that will be using on it. For a small business 20 people or so in size.

Also where is a good place to buy this from?

Would i be better to build something with an open source program? Last i checked i didn't think they had virus protection and what not. Thanks.

Answer:Sonicwall NSA 240 TotalSecure (Good place to buy, good unit for price?)

Untangle does all of those things, and support will be much cheaper than Sonicwall.

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Right now I have Bitdefender 2010. It wins all sorts of awards but I tried running its boot scanner recently and it was so complicated I couldn't do it. Do you know of a good AV and firewall that has an easy to use boot scanner?

Answer:I need the name of a good antivirus and firewall that alsol has a good boot scanner

Please don't create more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue in your other thread.

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Just spent several hours reading, with growing fear,
all the stuff on the Internet Security board.

Regarding many recommendations to have a good
hardware firewall in a router, what's a good one
with an up to date firewall?

I'm putting together a new system, do NOT
want it corrupted right away!

Thanks for any recommendations!

Answer:What's a good home cable router with a good firewall?

Hi men, look in web page of cisco system this is a big company on the nertworking area...maybe can help with you problem.

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Right now I have Bitdefender 2010. It wins all sorts of awards but I tried running its boot scanner recently and it was so complicated I couldn't do it. Do you know of a good AV and firewall that has an easy to use boot scanner?

Answer:I need the name of a good antivirus and firewall that also has a good boot scanner

Avast AV has an option to run an easy to use boot scan.

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Once in a while, I get a pop up reminding me to perform a 'system recovery' and states it is highly recommended. It's suggested I do it myself or I can go to: and they will but I haven't checked into that. I've checked various sites pertaining to this and many claim there are problems. I don't know if I should do this or not. Each time the reminder pops up, I just check 'remind me later' and been doing that the past 8 or 9 times. Just wondering. Thanks

Answer:Perform Win7 System recovery - good or not so good to do?

There is already a recovery partition on the hard drive. It's up to you if you want recovery CDs or not. Go to that site, read what they have to offer & make a decision. I ordered recovery CDs for my win 7 laptop from Lenovo. That's another choice that they may offer.The world is full if rats, Republicans & Democrats.

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Hello All,
This is my first post to this forum. I will make it short. I've had my PC for nearly two years now. I've never had an issue. I run Mozilla Firefox as my default Internet Browser and I've always liked it. Yesterday, I sat down to see that there was a new update. Like always, I downloaded. Then, when I went to browse the internet for a bit, it could not load the page. I then tried rebooting my router. No help. I tried Internet Explorer. Same thing. I then tried Chrome. Same thing. Only this time, on Chrome, it said something like "Error 101; Connection reset error". My roommate, who is in networking, and I tried several different things. Nothing seemed to do the trick. This issue is on my desktop, but, my laptop and roommates desktop work just fine. So, I'm guessing it must be something with my machine. I've looked up the Error 101 thing on google and I have seen many different forums, but no real fixes, if there is one. I'm curious to know if anyone might now a remedy for this problem. I've tried running my AVG and Spybot programs but they have found nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance to all who read.--In Him, Joseph W. Brackins

Answer:[SOLVED] Network connection good...Browser not good..

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking and see if Internet pages load there. Tap F8 key during boot-up.

Run a Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the updated Firefox install -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .



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hi all im going to a holiday park in 3 weeks I got a dongle I used last year but connection wasnt good so looking for suggestions to find one under £30 with great connection/service if possible as im not to clued up with these. .. thanks in advance and hope im ij right area

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i have a post on here trying to figure out pse7. i am really trying to figure out what is a good digital imaging program that you can use so you fix photos and make slideshows on. i had one person say the picassa program and another say use photoshop still. does any one have any good advice.
i like to edit photos but put them onto a slideshow or something creative.
please let me know.
thank you

Answer:what is a good digital imaging program? any good advice?

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Hi , Ive got some trouble with my pc , its a desktop acer pc and i bought it new from the store 3years ago and never touched his insides cause it worked perfectly untill now. I did check every cable , inside the pc and the power cable outside the pc. I couldnt find any wire that wasnt connected good, or any broken wire. The problem however is that when the pc is off it wont turn on easy, sometimes i have to press the button for 1000times before it starts. Also what is very weird is when the pc is on , it never goes off by itself as it should untill i press the normal off button in the startmenu, and it works perfect when its on. Also sometimes when I am trying to turn it on by pressing the button while touching the power cable , the fan of the computer turns on , but the pc itself is off and doesnt start. I hope you can help me with this problem soon.

Answer:PC wont turn on , cables good , electricity is good

Hello mocro1991

First of all I'd like to say, Open It Up! Blow out all the dust & maybe even cobwebs from the inside!

It might be a problem with the Motherboard.

Something like this happened to me once. Reseating the RAM was a temporary fix for me.

Post back.

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