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Last minute check - will this setup work?

Question: Last minute check - will this setup work?

4.2GHz AMD FX-4350 4-Core
MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Graphics Card
8GB Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz DDR3 RAM
1TB (1000GB) Sata III Hard Drive
Cooler Master HAF 912 Gaming Case
24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
CoolerMaster GM Series G750M Bronze PSU
Standard Manufacturer Heatsink Fan
About to buy this PC but just wondering whether it's gonna work or not
It'll have Windows 8.1 64bit

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Preferred Solution: Last minute check - will this setup work?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Last minute check - will this setup work?

Use PCpartpicker as a very useful guide. Your motherboard's specifications will show what CPU and Ram it will support though.

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Hi there,

just done an HiJackThis scan, and saved log, which i have put below. Could someone please inspect this, and let me know if there are any issues?

Many thanks in advance.!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:49:27, on 23.2.2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Software Launcher\NSLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Ray Adams\ATI Tray Tools\atitray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\Transports\NclIrSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\Transports\NclMSBTSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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Answer:Solved: HJT Log - Could someone spare a minute to check this please?

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This web page came up on my computer saying I have been infected by viruses. I have Windows XP and an E Machine. It won't let me close the page. It wants me to download something to remove the viruses. Whats going on?!

Answer:wait a minute! this is important - we check your device#9???

close the browser
follow advice here and post the logs those programs make

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I have tried all the troubleshooting suggestions for my mouse problems but nothing has worked.  My mouse will work for one to two minutes, then quit.  If I unplug it and try another USB port, it will work for another minute or two, then quit again.  Has anyone ever encountered this problem?  Thanks for any suggestions!

Answer:Mouse will work for one minute

Is it wireless ?Do you have another mouse to try ?

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Hi everybody,

After searching on the internet and doing some disk assignment tweaks, i still can't find a solution for my problem.

My w10 was running fine every day when all of a sudden my pc got really slow. When clicking on the start menu it sometimes doesnt load and a reboot/shut down takes 5 minutes before something happens. Also loading the file explorer takes forever and when finished loading it won't show examples of files like jpg's and png's.

I guess it is a problem with w10 because the ssd where my w10 is installed is only 2 months old. Do you guys have any solution? I need my pc for work, so i'm really trying to find a solution.

Answer:W10 too slow to work with after a minute of 5

run this few things from Command prompt (As Administrator) first:
sfc /scannow
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
To make sure there's no system corruption.
At disk properties, under tools , you'll find Error checking > Check, that should check file integrity.
Did you run any AV checks maybe and Malwarebytes too ?

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Hi everybody,

After searching on the internet and doing some disk assignment tweaks, i still can't find a solution for my problem.

My w10 was running fine every day when all of a sudden my pc got really slow. When clicking on the start menu it sometimes doesnt load and a reboot/shut down takes 5 minutes before something happens. Also loading the file explorer takes forever and when finished loading it won't show examples of files like jpg's and png's.

I guess it is a problem with w10 because the ssd where my w10 is installed is only 2 months old. Do you guys have any solution? I need my pc for work, so i'm really trying to find a solution.

Answer:W10 too slow to work with after a minute of 5

run this few things from Command prompt (As Administrator) first:
sfc /scannow
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
To make sure there's no system corruption.
At disk properties, under tools , you'll find Error checking > Check, that should check file integrity.
Did you run any AV checks maybe and Malwarebytes too ?

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So I run a p4 3.0, 896 ram and 512 kbps dsl windows xp

I live in greece so I use OTE as my ISP with a speedtouch modem.

My problem is, my internet will work for a few pages when I first open the browser and then when I try to open a new page (that im sure exists) it just pretends like its trying to open it but just sitting there using none of the network speed. (im sure this is the case as I've turned off everthing else including my anti-virus and whanot to test this)

the weird thing is that when i copy link location, close all instances of the browser, reopen the browser and paste the link that wasnt working just a moment ago. it works? It's some weird connection between my browser or ISP and the internet.

please please please someone know what to do!

Answer:browser has to be reopened to work after a minute or so

Well i think that you coulds try installing the drivers for the moderm or repair them. You could also try and download internet explorer and when the installtion wizards starts you should try repair, this should repair any erros or missing files, or if you still have the windows xp disc, you should try and install it again, this should also fix any errors and missing files BUT IF YOU DO THAT REMEMEBER TO BACK-UP TOUR FILES BECAUSE THEY WILL BE LOST AND YOU WILL ALSO HAVE TO INSTALL ALL YOUR PROGRAMS BACK ON

hope this helps, please reply gd luck

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my l 50 works great on average for 25 to 30 minutes and cuts all alone, I turn it on again and it re works between 25 to 30 minutes all the time if I'm careful I can restart it before cutting the 25 minutes as many times that I want it and it works normally could you help me? thank you.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:48:23 PM, on 10/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

Answer:Hijacked And Loosing Work (employment) By The Minute!

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".Choose your usual account.Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/pa... Read more

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When I turn on the computer about twenty minutes is quiet. Than fan starts like a hurricane, slows down and stops. It lasts few seconds. The fan works in this way regularly with one minute intervals.
Is there any possibility to switch the fan on continuous work in slow motion?

Answer:Satellite L20-182: fan doesn't work properly - one minute intervals


If you go to toshiba power saver you should be able to turn your up or down. Once you open this program from control panel, you have the option to change how much your processor runs as well as how much your cooling modules work. Turning either one down will make the fan not come on as much. Then you might want to try and use a vacuum cleaner to suck the air intake grills to clean any dust that could be clogging it up. Dust can make the fan run more because the lack of cool, fresh air entering the system to cool the cpu. Hope this helps.

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Thanks in advance for your help. It appears I have randomly picked up a virus of some sort wherein whenever I am connected to the internet, my computer gives the "Windows Has Recovered From a Critical Error and Will Restart in One Minute. Please Save your Work Now." message, and my computer restarts as the message states. I have run adaware and malwarebytes' antimalware with mixed results, and downloaded a windows malware removal tool, but none have completely eliminated the problem. I can turn the internet off via a switch on my netbook (it is a HP Mini 110-1100 with Windows 7 Starter), and when I have that turned off before I log in, the computer works as normal, but of course the internet is a much-needed tool. Any help is greatly appreciated! My DDS log is below:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Robby at 1:22:19.78 on Tue 08/17/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp:// = hxxp:// Page = hxxp:// Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\... Read more

Answer:"Windows Has Recovered From a Critical Error and Will Restart in One Minute. Please Save your Work Now."

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Hello all. I have an X220 with 6201, latest drivers downloaded from the Lenovo site. Whenever I sleep or hibernate, when I resume computer (on Win7) I get either a litte red x or a little glowing orb on my wireless connection, which indicates "Wireless not connected - Connections are available".  But I can't connect for up to a minute!! If I leave it alone it will connect on its own. What is going on, this is really becoming a problem!

Answer:X220 wireless doesn't work for up to a minute when resuming from sleep or hibernate

visconde_piraja wrote:
this is really becoming a problem!

If you can't afford to wait a minute of so to reconnect, then use Fn+F5 to turn off all wireless devices before you hibernate and use it again to to switch them back on when you power up again.

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[Sirefef virus]Hi all.It looks like I've picked up a virus while browsing the internet (Drive-by infection). The computer was operating OK except last night I heard it playing a video talking about meryl streep (through the speakers) but there was no window open (a bit sus). Then when I checked this morning, I saw that System Centre essentials, Windows update, Firewall and whatever Windows Defender is now called have all been disabled (computer still functioning OK though...).I then tried to reinstall System Centre Essentials and now get a message every time I boot the computer saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work Now". This happens in Normal and Safe Mode.I'm not running a CD Drive emulator, and I'd love some suggestions on how to tackle this given my 1 minute window of opportunity when the computer boots.Thanks![Edit] Just tried rebooting my PC this morning, it looks like I have picked up the sirefef virus (or a variant) - the latest definitions from MSE picked it up. It's still doing the reboot every minute trick though, and the files keep reappearing after i "Clean" them.[Edit #2] I have used Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 ( to locate the original version of Services.exe in the winsxs folder and copy it back to the c:\windows\system32\ folder (after renaming the one sirefef put there) could have... Read more

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work Now

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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help me plz, virus has been detected almost every second or so in AVG scan and it keeps making copies of itself....i'm now running hijackthis and here are the specs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:16 AM, on 4/6/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgvv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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Answer:HELP VIRUS LOP every minute(found in AVG evey minute) using hijackthis HELP!!!PLZ

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy the entire report and paste it in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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Hello, I tried three OS on my V110-15IKB Laptop.First: Ubuntu -> WLAN works for about 1minute after Booting, then the WLAN-Module stops working.Second: Mint -> Same as Ubuntu.Windows 10 Enterprise Testversion -> WLAN works. But it is just a Windows-Testversion. I want to use Ubuntu, but the integrated WLAN-module stops working.What is the solution?

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The internet comes and goes. I'll have pages load instantly for a minute or so and then the next click the pages times out. A minute of page refreshing and more time outs and then I'm back to blazing speeds again. This repeats again and again. Restarting the computer, cable modem and router seems to make no difference. I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, and again, no difference. I have 4 computers on my home network. This happens on all of them but for the sake of troubleshooting this I have physically disconnected 3 of them from the network. I've reset and reconfigured the router. I've removed the router and connected straight to the modem. No problems. Blazing connection. Added the router back in the loop, reboot and problem occurs immediately. So router problem, right? Yes, except I had the same problem with another router and replaced it with this one. What the...?Here's what I'm running:HP Pavilion Slimline s3200nAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.5 GHz3454 MB RAMNVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet CardWired DLink EBR-2310 RouterMotorola S85120 Cable Modem (Comcast)Windows Vista Home Premium 32-BitAlso, a friend said I should run HijackThis and post the log file here. So here you go!****************************BEGIN LOG FILE*******************************Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:05:23 PM, on 8/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning process... Read more

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I had to replace the hard disk in this computer; but, the old disk was running well enough so that I backed up all the user data, Favorites folder, etc. In the past, I have always been able to just copy the content of the old Favorites folder to the new Favorites folder and the Favorites would all show up in IE; but, for some reason none of the copied favorites shwo, only new ones made in the new setup.

What can I do to fix this?

NOTE: I am putting the Favs into the CORRECT folder.

Answer:Can't get favorites from old setup to work in new setup

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Hi Guys,Can you check out this setup for me, as I've recently bought a Shuttle SN45G but there was a fault in the PSU, so I had to get it returned. I'm looking for a just as stylish alternative.. but also something quite small too.I've come across a few things so far and I was just wondering if you guys could help me confirm wether everything would be ok with it..CoolerMaster ATC-500 - click here ,ASUS A7N8X - click here ,The other things that I have are:AMD XP2600+ 333FSB, 512MB PC2700 DDR RAM, GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB DDR RAM,40GB 7200RPM HDD.Thanks,Ben

Answer:Please check this setup out..

CoolerMaster ATC-500 /ASUS A7N8X + All else would satisfy me if you have allready. One point.The GeForce 4 Ti4600 is AGP 4X with Fast Writes and AGP 4X / 2X and AGP Texturing support,and the ASUS A7N8X mob has AGP Pro/8X for providing cutting-edge graphics performance.

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Hi guys

Im looking at just testing out how a VPN works, a quick overview is i have a vista laptop and a windows 7 desktop along with a billion 7800n router. Both the laptop and desktop have static lan ip address asaigned to them. I would like to dial into my desktop machine from my laptop.

I have setup my desktop to recieve in coming connections but when i am setting up the laptop to allow outgoing connections im a little bit unsure on one aspect. When it asks for the internet address i want to connect to which is my desktop machine, do i have to type in the lan address of that machine or do i have to put in the wan address?

I have followed the help guide on the forum but i was still a little confused. I just need to setup my router as well to allow pptp connections but that should be pretty straight forward hopefully

Hope you can help


Answer:Quick VPN setup check

We have some tutorials on this here. It looks like they are using a User name and LAN address to me. There is some info on the required router settings at the bottom of the outgoing VPN page.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections

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Abit AX8-3rd Eye
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 90nm
Infineon 2 x 256 MB DDR333 DC
Generic 52x CD-ROM Drive
Lite-On 8x DVD-RW
Maxtor 60 GB HDD
Western Digital 80 GB HDD
On-Board Sound
On-Board Gigabit LAN
SkyHawk Case
450 Watt PSU Stock
Generic Floppy Drive
Abit RX600 Pro-Guru

How is this? It will be used for gaming and power apps. My P4 520 @ 3.73 GHz runs great, but my DAD wants to use that so he gets that and I get this...opinions please.

How is the Socket 939 heatsink? Is it rated up till 4700 RPM like the LGA775 heatsink? Is it of quality?

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I am going to be purchasing a new computer, and will be building it myself, which is my first time. This is the list I have compiled, and would just like to hear any suggestions on what you might do differently if it was your setup. By the way, this is going to be for mostly gaming, as well as music downloads and internet browsing. My budget is $1000 , and I have most of that spent already, as you can see here...

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939 512KB L2 Cache - $260
Asus "A8V Deluxe" - $129.50
Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 6600GT, 128MB GDDR3, 128 bit, PCI Express - $186
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM SATA - $70
Rosewill 16X Double Layer DVD + / - - $56 (this is a CD/DVD ROM right?)
Raidmax Black Aluminum Game Case w/ 420 Watt PS - $88.88 (is the power supply efficent for my setup?)
Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 512MB x 2 DDR PC-3200 - $198

Total - $990

Well this is what I have so far, still need a monitor and keyboard. I was also needing to know if these are all compadible parts. Thanks for any help you guys can give.

Answer:Check Out This Computer Setup!

That looks like a really nice system. I have a couple of comments though.

Firstly, the video card is not compatible with the motherboard. The "A8V Deluxe" has an AGP slot for video cards, not a PCI Express slot. In other words, the video card is not compatible with the motherboard.

Secondly, just as a personal preference, I would get a Western Digital or Seagate hard drive. They seem to be a bit more reliable than Maxtor. Again, that is a personal preference, and some will disagree with my opinion.

Also, to answer your question, yes that DVD drive is a DVD/CD-ROM. It is actually a DVD burner I believe, so you should be able to copy your own DVD's. It burns and reads CD's as well.

The 420 watt power supply would indeed be enough for your system, no worries there.

Here are my recommendations for the parts in my suggestions:
Video Card: eVGA nVidia GeForce 6600 GT AGP-8X
Western Digital 80 GB 7200 RPM

Otherwise, the system looks great. By the way, fantastic choice on the RAM. You'll be very happy with it. Also, with website Click Here has a great walkthrough for first time builders. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Several months ago, when I first got my new laptop, I initially had problems setting up the wireless connection, and so I got a technician in (from the store where I bought the computer) to help me.Everything is now working fine, but I was wondering what I would have to do in the (not unlikely!!) event that I have to do a complete reinstall, as I don't know exactly how this technician configured the router (and I'd have to pay him to come back!).The router is a Netgear WGR614; I think the technician password protected the connection, but I can no doubt remember the passoword.Is there a simple way to check/change the initial setup?

Answer:How to check/change router setup

Not if it's got a Password. You would have to reset the router with a paper clip through the little hole at the back of the router

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This has not been built yet. It is for SQL and Oracle work. Is my setup good? Any and all advice will be appreciated.

Intel Xeon (Nocona) 2.80 GHz
Supermicro X6DAL-XG-O
4 x 512 MB DDR333 ECC Reg.
LSI Logic Ultra320 Controller
________ 74 GB U320 HDD
Sapphire Radeon X300 SE
Apex Super Case w/ 350 W PSU
Generic Floppy Drive
Optorite DVD+/- RW
LG 52x CD-ROM Drive
Generic Keyboard
Microsoft Optical Mouse
Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server

I might install 3 x 36.6 GB SCSI-3 HDD instead since I also have an Adaptec SCSI-3 controller, I believe it is a SCSI-3.

What do you guys think?

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I turned on my computer and loaded Vista and it said I should check my disk for maintenance, or something Like that, I didn't really pay attention, so I did it, and then it restarted, and then when I reloaded it told me "Windows could not startup" so it tried to fix the problem, but it told me it was unable to do so. so now I am using Ubuntu which I daul-boot on the same computer, and I can't even load windows. all of my windows files are still accessible thankfully Via Ubuntu, but I want to fix windows. Help.

Answer:Check Disk screwed my whole Setup

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Hello, I recently purchased a Sony VAIO laptop FE series (march 2007), and at first it used to get really hot :cry when playing heavy duty online games, therefore, I bought a cooling pan which did help the overheating issue a bit. After a while, I noticed that the cooling pan didn't necessarily cool down the spot where the CPU is located, therefore, I decided to expand the cooling operation:major. I bought a standard super fan, and a mini fan the size of a baby's head to cool the entire bottom and top part of my laptop, plus still kept the cooling pan for even more air/cooling. Here are some pictures (excuse the poor lighting, but the pictures were taken with my laptop's internal webcam)

(cooling pan)
(view of full setup)
(fans inside the crate)
(super fan)

I use an open plastic crate that has tiny and medium openings everywhere so the air dissipates itself every second; the laptop is on top of the crate, sitting firmly and without a problem on its edges. I keep the cooling pan and the mini fan inside the crate to cool the CPU, HDD and pretty much the entire bottom of the laptop. Specifically, the mini fan is directed almost entirely towards the CPU, ... Read more

Answer:I'd like you to check out my Laptop Cooling Setup and tell me what you think...'d be nice if some of you cooling experts could tell me if it's efficient or not...rolleyes

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Is there a way I can setup Auto Spell Check for all users? Like force it from the server?


Answer:How to setup Auto Spell check in Outlook

use word as email editor. in oulook, tools | options, mail format.

there's also an option in the other tab that forces a spell check before sending.

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I have a Pavillion desktop from 2008 which came with VistaUnder Vista it always ran a diagnostic check program on the last day of each month to check main board, memory, disks, etc.I have now installed Windows 7 in a dual boot configuration.How can I set up that the same monthly diagnostic program continues to run under Windows 7?

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To be honest this setup is inspired by two consecutive of @ozone and @EASTER in this overview thread of free anti-ransomware programs

First Ozone mentioned that the developer of EasyFileLocker was the same as Shadow Defender. Secondly Easter posted that he still liked SecureFolders, a program simular to EasyFileLocker. Form the other forum I remembered Easter to be a hard core Shadow Defender user, so why did not he use a simular program from the same developer (since SecureFolders is abandonware). Since those programs (Shadow Defender and Secure Folders) both filter disk access, there is always an incompatibility risk. But I also know that Easter likes to cover every dispatch in the System Service Descriptor Table twice. So when someone has experience in finding compatible pairs of protection programs it is Easter.

An insight or idea popped up. Obviously disk protection programs from different vendors work together well. When you think about a disk protection program like EasyFileLocker, it protects the DATA on C:\Users and other Data partitions depending on the setup, while a disk virtualisation program like Shadow Defender typically would protect the OS and your installed programs, so itis logical that they would not interfere with each other.

So would a freebie like ToolWizTimeFreeze (simular to Shadow Defender) play along well with EasyFileLocker (simular to SecureFolders)?: To start with the spoiler: YES. Next posts: short explanation and screenprints of first EasyF... Read more

Answer:Is virtualization Chinese to you? Then check this freeware setup out


You can download it from here: XOSLAB.COM and the installation is pretty straight forward. The only thing I noticed could be that it needed to be run elevated (as Admin) for the settings to be changed.

Secondly allowed al trusted programs she uses access to her Documents folder (on data partition D, I always split a hard drive into two partitions for security and backup/recovery ease of maintenance).

And as last her pictures folder (Albelli is photobook creation software)


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hey im having problems booting.. the post screen comes up and says i have a check sum error.. ive discharged the cmos data and removed the button battery etc but still the problem occurs.. also if i try to enter setup menu my screen just flashes. i am running the p.c through vga on a HD tv if that makes any difference what so ever... i have also tryed to boot with awdflash.exe but still the flashing screen.. any help welcomed lol thanx in advance.. Im running a kv8-max3 mobo

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I have around 40 workstations I manage.  One workstation
randomly gets this error, sometimes you can close the application and then the printing will work, sometimes you have to reboot.
Windows 7 pro (all updates)

printer is mapped through ip address, but this happens on any printer he is set to
I'm swapped out 3 different machines
I've uninstalled /reinstalled all print drivers and tried universal drivers

This happens whether, Ethernet cable or wireless
no one else has this problem...

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After clean install of windows 10 ,the program called Martindale complete drug reference show me this error message like i said in title. This program worked normal in windows 8.1 so i was force to install windows 8.1 and dual boot ,because i really need the program,for my work...The program demands net framework 1.1...
Can any one please help me if there is some fix for it because i don't want dual boot but i did't find the solution,tnx!

P.s Installing was without problem but i can not open the program

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Greetings: My P310 SFF is running BIOS version FWKT5DA. On start-up, I'm getting the error message:error 0162: setup data integrity check failure By pressing F10 after the error appears, I can boot successfully and all seems well on my machine.However, I'm seeking a BIOS fix for error 0162 so that I can boot my machine without having to press F10.I checked the BIOS download version FWKT6BA that's available on the Lenovo support site and the installationREADME does not have any mention of error 0162 being fixed in FWKT6BA. Please advise as to when a fix for error 0162 will be available or point me to a version of the BIOS where this issue is fixed. Thanks.

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Hello all!
I'm wondering if it is possible to setup Outlook 2003 to check some web based email accounts like Yahoo, Operamail, MyWay and I see I have to provide the server URL but how does one obtain that? This would be something very useful for me.
Can anyone help out here?
Thanks so much and may God bless,

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One of the Edge 72 computers at work won't startup again after the user updated the BIOS via the Thinkvantage System Update program. But I'm having a hard time figuring out how to fix it / reset it.Does anyone have solution?The computer is a ThinkCentre Edge 72 (3493-ESG)


Go to Solution.

Answer:"Error 0162 - Setup data integrity check failure" ...

 I am having exactly the same issue on a ThinkCenter Edge 72 (3484FRG)I have already tried to rollback to the previous version (F1KT45A) using the boot CD as I cannot start the OS anymore. Unfortunatelly it doesn't help. The computer won't even start after a factory reset (Fresh new installation of Window 7 using teh LENOVO RECOVERY Partition) Symptoms: BSOD on ClassPNP.sys after BIOS Update to version F1KT47A using the Thinkvantage System Update program. UPDATE: I have called my local Lenovo Support Center (The computer is used as a Business Device and is registred with a ThinkPlus ePac ). A Technician will come onsite next week in order to change a piece of hardware. So it seems that the problem is known by Lenovo. Unfortunately I guess that there is no "easy fix" as the technician has to come on site...I'll try to update this post next week once the problem will have been solved.  

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Hello everyone My HITACHI hard disk has 2 NTFS partitions. Suddenly it couldn't boot up. So i removed the hard disk and connected it to another pc (as cable select) POST could see both disks, but the computer stopped with the following error: Warning: The boot devices have been changed. BBS boot priority will be affected. Please enter setup to check. Press F1 to continue. Del to enter setup. I entered set up and it could still see both disks. When I left set up having saved the changes it couldn't the disk (HITACHI) So during the new POST the previous error appeared again. I booted with UBCD4WIN and tried to recover my files with testdisk tool. I could see the 2 partitions (boot * & primary) and i tried to copy all the files to the healthy hd (not the HITACHI) I managed to copy only some of them and most of the folders I recovered were empty. I couldn't use the WRITE command to fix the partition table to the HITACHI hd (PC should restart again and I had the same problem/BBS boot priority .....) . Another problem is that the HITACHI disk has a broken pin (the first one at top right corner pin --- near the jumpers) and i don't know if I have to fix it first. OS: WinXP Pro 2002 Gr HD: HITACHI ATA/IDE , 250 GB HD model: HDT722525DLAT80 (Deskstar) Partition: 2 NTFS (180 (OS) & 70 Gbytes (Data)) I would appreciate if anyone could help me Thanks

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Have an HP Touchsmart tm2t-2100 CTO purchased in December 2010. It is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit application.
June 2012 it crashed. Since I am a teacher, I needed my laptop to recover quickly. The system would not recognize my recovery disks so I had to order disks from HP. The disks arrived but when I began to rebuild the tablet I killed the process at 12 hours because it seemed ridiculously long. ( My prior career I was a system project I am no strager to computers and software installations.) My quick solution was installing Windows 7 Home premium and then downloading the custom installtions for my HP tablet off the HP site. This was required to finish the school year.
July 2012 I began attempting to rebuild my laptop correctly. I found, through HP forums, their installtions take 16 hours before you get to the windows setup screens. In the midst of this process my battery also seems to have completely died. I have tested that it is the battery: AC Power glows steady white when battery is removed and system boots. Put the battery back in and the light blinks orange the whole time. Battery test shows it cannot recognize a battery.
So....when I tried to install the first time with battery still in, 16 hours later HP recovey processed, and Windows setup began. It made it through preparing software installation, installing software, customizing software, and stopped at "Checking AC Power."
The second time.....I tried to install I removed the de... Read more

Answer:Win7 Recovery on HP Touchsmart tm2t-2100 CTO Setup freezes Check AC

Deb, what about getting a new battery? Wouldn't that resolve the problem? $34 + shipping here: Mfg Part Number: LHP248

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I have a problem: since the new windows 10 update when i try to turn my computer (asus) on it gives me that message. I tried to disable the secure boot but the screen then go blue and tell me that this is error 0xc0000428 and that I have to use
the recuperation tools.

If anyone has a solution or could tell me what is meant with the recuperation tools and were I can find them

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I have Windows 8 64-bit Acer Aspire V5-431-4899. I recently updated it to Windows 8.1. A couple days ago I began looking up how to dual boot my system with windows 7 as well. Well let just say i never got that far. I began looking into creating additional partitions. After I felt comfortable with it I downloaded a partitioning program so that I to try and allocate more space than the built in disk manager would allow. When I performed a system restart for the settings to take affect the partitioning program started before windows as I read it should and then an error message appeared saying something along the lines of error loading needed partition. I restarted my pc and tried using a re-installation disk for windows 8. the rep[airs failed as they also gave a partition error. I asked a friend who took computer classes about the problem and he recommended deleting partitions and starting over. I tried this. Unfortunately when i did so and created a new partition and tried re-installing windows it said that the partitions are in the wrong format. I attempted changing my systems boot settings as well as wether to boot legacy so i could easily continue doing so. After trying a few different things my pc still boots and legacy however none of the keys to acess boot or bio options work. they beep as they did before but i get the "pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable" message the only time it will go past this is if i have a disk in the disk drive but as i said earlie... Read more

Answer:Can't Access Boot Setup Menu And Get pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable Message

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Before I say anything else, I am very new to building a computer. Ive never built one in my life. I am curious if the setup I have to far will work! I am trying to look for pretty cheap but good options for parts. So far I have a case, processor, and GPU in mind. I need ideas for the motherboard especially. I dont know how to tell if everything would work correctly, so if something would be incompatible, could you tell me?

So far I have

GPU: Nvidia GTX 760
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k
Case: NZXT Phantom 240 Mid Tower
Hard-Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
Power Supply:
DVD Drive:
Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

Would there be anything else I need? Also what is thermal compound and Heatsink? Are these required for my setup? Please tell me if there is anything wrong with this so far and what items I should use for the unfilled spaces! Thank you all so much!

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Hi all,Trying to install XP Home on upgraded comp. I have 2 x 120 gb W/Digital Sata HDs on a Gigabyte GA-8KNXP mobo which I want to run as Raid 0. Have enabled Sata Raid in bios but when I run XP setup and press F6, when prompted, to install drivers nothing happens XP carries on loading until it cant see any "mass storage devices".Am I missing something blindingly obvious here.Regards Bob

Answer:F6 won't work XP setup

I thought it was meant to be F8?

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It will let me in but... can't move up and down. Can't escape. Nothing works there. I have to do a hard shutdown! I am running Windows XP Home, service pack, constant Norton updates and scans, and I use spybot also.


Answer:Setup won't work....

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I am looking to use these parts together but I am unsure whether it is possible or not. I already have a case, PSU, audio card and wireless card. The parts are:
Asus M4A87TD EVO 870 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ripjaws Memory Module CL9
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3 GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache
MSI GeForce GTX 560TI Twin FrozR II
But I would like to have two of the GPU's in sli but I am unsure if it is possible or not with the motherboard, and if not could an alternative be recommended.

Answer:Would this setup work?

The Nvidia card should work on that motherboard singly but the board only supports ATI gx cards in crossfire so if you want SLI then you may need an AMD socket with Nvidia chipset. (there are people running Nvidia cards on ATI mobo but why ask for trouble)
You can get a mobo like this one click here instead if you want to run SLI.

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Hey there so im getting a 5850 and currently i have a gts 250 not being used. i would love to put it in my system to boost juice and do some physx. can i do this? i only have vista 64 bit and uhm a p45 motherboard with 750 watts PSU so can i?

Answer:Would this setup work?

it should be able to do it, perhaps use psu calculator lite, just to check it out, but update both the ATI and nvidia drivers first - the Nvidia card will automatically be assigned to physx calculations
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

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On one of my computers I have a 120 gig SSD with Win 7 and programs installed. There's also a 500 gig mechanical drive for data. I'm thinking of sticking another mechanical drive in there just for Win 8.1 and dual boot. Will this work ok? What will happen to the boot files? Will they stay with the Win 7 on the SSD or move to the Win 8 drive?
Thanks for your response,

Answer:Will This Setup Work?

It is best to use separate drives. See this thread. Be sure to read Brink's responses to questions:
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Hello Everyone I am pretty new to hardware so I was going see if this is a Correct Setup I have the following Things that are going to be in my Computer:

Motherboard :
MSI H87-G43 Intel H87 Motherboard - MicroATX, LGA 1150, Intel H87 Chipset, 2600 MHz(OC) DDR3, SATA 6 Gb/s, Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, 2-way CrossFire (H87-G43)

Case and Power Supply:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Computer Case and HEC 850W 80+ Silver Power Supply (HEC-850TS)

Intel Core i5-4670K Processor

Graphics Card:
XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition FX785ACNL4 Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 2x Dual-link DVI-I, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Dual-Slot, Fan

Operating system (not Sure if this matters):
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OSS

Sound Card:
Creative Labs SoundBlaster Recon3D 70SB135000000 Sound Card - PCIe, 5.1-CH Audio, Dolby Digital Live Encoding, CrystalVoice Enhancement, THX TruStudio Prosound, Sound Core3D Processor

Patriot Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters PVI38G186C9K 8GB Limited Edition Memory Kit - 2 x 4GB, PC3-15000, 1866MHz, 9-10-9-27, 1.5V

Cougar Vortex PWM CFV12HP 120mm Case Fan - Optimum Airflow, Hydro-dynamic Bearing Technology, Tool-less Fixed Pins, Pulse Width Modulation, Anti-vibration Pad, Orange x2

Answer:Hey can Someone tell me if this Setup will work?

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

The motherboard should be fine, though most would suggest you stick to ASUS/Gigabyte, or even ASRock (their quality/reliability has improved a lot in recent years) instead.

The PSU will need to go if you value stability and the lifespan of your other components. HEC are rated very low in the quality/reliability stakes. For best assurance, a 520W+ by SeaSonic/XFX is highly recommended, all their PSU's are very high quality.

I guess you're going to overclock from your CPU/cooling choices, in which case, a 650W+ may be better longer term, especially if you plan on upgrading the GPU (it's a little underpowered in this rig) or going Crossfire in the near future.

You'll need to budget for SSD/HDD, maybe a DVD/BD too.

The RAM might not be as reliable as Kingston or Crucial (Micron), check out what they have suited to your 'board with their online configurators.

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The way things are setup, and the fact things cannot be returned, leads me to believe this is probably the best option for me.

What I want to know is would my PC's still be able to see the Xbox so I may use XBConnect? And how much of a hassle is it to install a router, like will I need to install software in all three of my computers?

Thank you (for all past and present help),

Answer:Would this setup work?

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Excellent tutorial.I have few questions though.

Currently i have dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu and i use EasyBCD to choose which OS to boot at laptop startup.Grub of ubuntu is not in control rather windows boot manager is since i installed Grub in same partition as Ubuntu itself.
So i am asking how will this setup work for me if i choose to install windows 8 on a separate partition on my laptop.

Currently i am running windows 8 in virtualbox and its not giving me satisfactory results

Any suggestion will be appreciated.
PS: i am dreamer from sevens forum

Answer:How will this setup work for me?

Ummm no idea yet from anyone???

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Hey, so i recently got a new 5850 but i have a gts 250 currently sitting in a box. i heard somewhere that w7 supports diff card brands and i just wanna know if its true. i would love to use it for physx or to increase even more performance. thanks. and if this is possible how can i get it to work because nvidia is a little girl and made drivers to screw up ATI

Answer:Would this Setup Work?

there is a way to do it..... but um..... i can't remember where the article about it is
i think smarteyeball knows though, and there is prolly someone else who does.. but as of now i can't remember

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Would this rig setup work out?  It's not exactly my money that I'm spending, some one is being nice enough to help me upgrade my computer a little bit, so I can't really be suggested higher performance parts.. this really fills my budget to the brim. might add that I have a rosewill RD600, a 600 watt power supply. The site bugs out when I attempt to add it to the rig. I also have a basic usb 2.0 keyboard, and a 19" monitor that connects through DVI. I already have most of these parts, I'm just trying to "upgrade" a little, with the motherboard, cpu, memory, case, mouse, and hard drive.I just want to know if all of this is compatible with each other, I've looked into the specs, and all seem to match, like the cpu to the motherboards AM3+ socket and that the motherboard supports FX cpu's. Stuff like that I checked out, but I'm calling on professionals to see if I missed anything.The CPU supposedly comes with the fan and heatsink and the "coolant gel".  Thank you for your time!  Edit: Oh! and the video card doesn't exactly match mine. The one I have is PCIe 2.0, and it's Sapphire.

Answer:Would this Rig setup work?

The RD600 PSU isn't amazing, but it's not terrible.  I would suggest going with a better unit, though.Everything is compatible, yes, but I wouldn't get an MSI motherboard due to reliability, and I wouldn't get the Western Digital Black HDD either as they're usually priced higher than the competition without the performance to justify it, unless you really *really* want the 5 year warranty.I know you didn't ask for suggestions, but if you let us know your budget & where you're buying from, we may be able to suggest a better build without increasing the cost.

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Question: NT setup at work

Hey, I was wondering, I work at a franchise restaurant running NT. There is a main computer in the office, it supports several p.o.s. stations as well as being networked to corporate. I have never seen a desktop quite like this one. I assume it is specially set up for security reasons. There is no my computer icon, the command prompt has been disabled, along with many other common windows features. What sort of version of NT is this? I was there for a recent upgrade where we performed a tower swap on site, and a tech basically installed the rest of the software over the network. Is this a VPN? There is no firewall on the main computer so I assume it must be? Is this some sort of always on remote desktop connection to corporate? They can always "see in" to our computer. Just wondering, thanks.

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EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS SSC


Kingston 2x1GB 240 pin 1066

AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz AM2+ 95W triple core

I've been trying to see if these will all work together before I order them. I already have the 8800 GTS, but I need the others to be able to use it. Will they work together?

Answer:Will this setup work??

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Im trying to put together a rough idea for a relatively cheap pc for my friend. i wanted to know if it sounds good or if its compatible. keep in mind i did this at 3 am so it may be messed up, heres what i got:

Asus P4S8X-X mobo

P4 2.26 GHZ 512K 533MHZ

gigabyte radeon 9600se 128mb ddr agp8x w/ crt & tvo

$39.00 each (2 of them)
kingston 256MB DDR333 (pc2700)

western digital 80gb 7200rpm 8mb cache

blue aspire x-alien turbo case w/ 420w p4 silent dual fan PSU

black mitsumi 3.5" floppy drive

black Hitachi / Lg 16x Dvd Cdrw32x10x40x Combo{63DEVEREST11445-AE7C-49B6-B84C-42A28EA99293}&ic=DVDCHLC4320B&eq=&Tp=

Answer:Will this setup work?

you could save $90 switching to a AMD motherboard and XP2500+

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I am about  to my a new desktop, with gaming in mind, but my budget is extremely low for gaming computers. Here's what i got so far : Gateway DX4860-UR32P (PT.GCCP2.016) Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2320(3.00GHz) 6GB DDR3 1.5TB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit-600 BucksEVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 140 bucksCorsair - Gaming Series 600-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply 80 bucks Hd monitor at best buy 170 bucks Sentey Burton Extreme Division Tower Case 6x Fan LED/ 4 x USB / Multi Card Reader / 4 x Fan Control / E-SATA / 6 x Removable Aluminum Bays / Screwless 110 BucksSo does all of this fit together? Thanks

Answer:Can someone tell me if this setup will work?

  I looked at gateway site and did not see specs on expansion slots available.  I would guess it has a PCIe  x16 slot, but I'm not sure. other then that it all looks good to me.. I would find a better deal on a  monitor like a ACER 24in for $130 ...23in at the least.

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Please tell whether this setup will work and can there be data transfer between the two CPU s . . . .
Please give sugesstins/modifications for this to work . .
Thank s in Advance . . .

Answer:Will this setup Work ? Please Help

Nope. You can only have ONE DSL/ADSL connection on a single telephone line.

Simply remove one of those ADSL routers and connect both machines to one router, job done.

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Question: Setup Work?

Just wondering, will the following parts work, this is for a brand new computer I am building:

Dynapower Model# METIS CS-I3ASB.701 (Silver Black) ATX MID-TOWER CASE w/ 300W POWER SUPPLY - 2 x USB RETAIL
Form Factor: ATX size up to 12" x 11".
Bays:4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5" external 5 x 3.5" internal
Expansion Slots:7
Fans:1 x 80mm optional fan (included)
Power Supply:300W ATX12V support Intel P4 and AMD CPU
Dimensions: 8"(W) x 18 1/4"(D) x 17"(H)
Retail box (see pics for details) more info>

TR2TT(designed by Thermaltake) TR2 M2. CPU cooling fan, with T.M.D. (Tip-Magnetic Driving) fan and adjustable fan speed controller, installs in expension slot.
Fan: 74x74x15 mm(Two Ball Bearing).
Heat sink: 70x66x30.8mm.
Fan Speed H: 5600 RPM, M: 4500 RPM, L: 3000 RPM.
Air Flow: 35.5CFM.

KDS 17" VS-7BLK Black CRT Monitor Retail
The VS-7b is designed for business professionals and home users who want an affordable, yet reliable 17" monitor in black casing.
Size : 17" (15.7" viewable) Diagonal
Dot Pitch : 0.24mm (Horizontal) 0.27mm (Vertical)
Maximum Resolution : 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz
Input Connector : 15-pin D-Sub. (Analog RGB) more info>

Biostar Motherboard for AMD Athlon/AthlonXP/Duron processors , Model# M7NCD PRO Retail.
CPU Supported: AMD Athlon/AthlonXP(Palomino, T-bred and Barton)/Duron processors
Chipset: Nvidia nForce2 Ul... Read more

Answer:Setup Work?

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Will this setup work?? I love gaming but I'm not to great with technical stuff. I want to get the Asus VH236 and play xbox and hook up my TV to it. I want to be able to play my xbox through a VGA wire and then hook up my cable box to the monitor using an HDMI cord. Will this work? And does this TV have built in speakers that will let me here audio from the cable box? I read on one site that it does but I just want to make sure. Sorry if this sounds confusing. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Will this Setup Work?

It does come with speakers. I believe it should work. not 100% sure, though.

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I have dictionary called the Unified Medical dictionary English-Arabic

anyway, i have the ISO file
i installed it on Win7 x32 with no problem

but i tried to install it on Winx64 but it says an error like "the setup file is not compatible with Win7 x64"

I tried to search for the x64 version but i had no success, google sometimes becomes lame u know....
I tried to just copy the already installed dictionary folders to Win7x64 but it didnt open cuz it seems that it needs to be installed

So is there any way to like edit that setup.exe file or something to work on x64 version cuz it seems if i can just bypass that step it will work

or like a work around the "copy whole folders" and get it to work
I really need some help with it,
thanks in advance,

Answer:Is there a work around if Win7 x32 setup file wont work on Win7 x64

sometimes 32 bit applications have 16 bit installer and that won 't work on 64 bit system, but if this is not the case did you try to run installer in compatibility mode? (right click/properties/compatibility). Installer generally does three things: creates program directory, copies some DLL files to system directory and writes some data into registry. You could trace those things in Win32 installation and try manually recreate this on 64bit machine, but who knows if it will work. Also search for portable version, those don't require installation and frankly now a days I don't use anything else but portable applications unless there is no other way.

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I just bought a computer for Dell and was wondering if the hardware will work with Windows 7.

AMD Sempron? 140 (2.7GHz, 1MB)
AMD Sempron? 140 (2.7GHz, 1MB)
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic SP2, 64-Bit
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
2GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM3 at 1066MHz- 2 DIMMs
320GB4 Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache?
Integrated ATI Radeon HD4200 Graphics
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Answer:Will This Setup Work With Windows 7

Sounds like it will but be sure to consult Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ), it will tell you if anything won't work but I'm sure 7 will run like a charm on that setup.


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My hard drive recently suffered a damaged partition. I bought a new Hard drive to replace it and used Stellar Phoenix (data recovery software) to obtain my lost data from the damaged hard drive. However whenever i transfer setup files to my new hard drive they appear as MS-Dos applications. Can anyone help?

Answer:Setup files don't work

What exactly are the setup files for? Setup for office etc. will appear as MS applications.

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As the subject says, I have a 5.1 soundcard (Audigy), 5 speakers (Creative 5300) and a sub. At the moment, only 2 speakers at a time work.

None of the speakers are defective because I can plug different speakers into the two holes that do output sound, and each speaker can output sound using these holes.

Note that I have checked that the speakers were all plugged in properly into the back of my soundcard, and that Windows XP was set to a 5 speaker setup in the control panel.

Also note that when i got the speakers and soundcard, all 5 speakers were working at once. Then suddenly one day the output dropped to 2 speakers, with no apparent change to hardware or software.

I am unsure how to proceed.... any suggestions?

Answer:Only 2 speakers work in 5.1 setup

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well my old mobo kind of broke and the rest of the computer was crap anyways so i decided to throw together this new build.


Mobo/Ram combo:

PSU (w/ bf2142):

Vid Card/CPU combo:

does anyone see any conflicts w/ the hardware? or have any warnings against anything?


Answer:new comp setup. will it work?

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Answer:How do I setup, use & work with VMware?

Are you using workstation, or vmplayer?VMplayer is free and super simple to use. Give that one a try. It will walk you through the setup process and every thing.

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I have a normal Linksys Cable/DSL 4 port router in which I have the cable from my cable modem plugged into the modem cable port. Then in the 4 other ports I have:

Linksys Wireless-B Access Point (not a access point rounter just an access point)

My internet works on my computer same as on the xbox. I have a Linksys (Wet11) Wireless-B Ethernet Bridge plugged into my other computer. I can't seem to findout how to get my remote computer to access the internet from the access point. Shouldn't the router send the internet signal into the access point then out wirelessly to other computers? I just want to be able to connect to the internet wirelessly on the remote computer same as I can on my main pc. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Odd Linksys Setup. Not sure if it will work.

You need to configure the WAP from one of the wired workstations for your current network. Is the bridge an actual wireless NIC or just a bridge?

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Hey all.. So i'm trying to figure out how I can setup my laptop to work with my 3 Dell S2715h monitors. I have a Latitude E7240 laptop and also have the Dell docking station that came with it. I'm trying to figure out how to get it set up so that I could go from my desktop and then switch to the laptop using all 3 monitors when it's docked. Would I need to get an HDMI splitter? All three monitors are currently hooked up via HDMI. Your input would help! Thanks

Answer:Setup for work laptop

Laptops can only support 2 monitors, the internal and one external. Even with a splitter it will only duplicate the same image on both external monitors, you will need to use separate output cables e.g VGA, HDMI, DVI.

One thing that would work is using a USB video adaptor for a third monitor.

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Hey guys,
I'm pretty noob with it comes to networks, I can only do the normal stuff.

Well I have a question on this setup I've been thinking. Picture below.

I'm storing all of my movies,videos,music on the "Main PC" raid array, and since the mobo has two Ethernet ports, could I connect the one port to my HTPC so I can stream? (other port goes to the router.)

Hopefully the picture will help.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Will this setup work correctly?

should, just use a crossover cable betwen the 2 pcs
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I want to find out if there is a way around seeing what I am doing. I have nothing to hide and more like principle of the matter and the challenge of it.

I tried to go to several anonymously type of sites but it blocks it. I thought that would be the easiest way.

Any ideas?

Answer:work has setup a network and they see everything, is there a way around it?

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Wired router(with multiple ports sued) to a wireless router (connecting to only one wireless device) and the wireless router will also be sued as a switch.

Will this configuration work?


Answer:Will this network setup work?

Turn off the routing features of the wireless router, just use it as a AP and switch, let the first router do all the routing work.

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I was looking at the Pent. D 805 and the asus P5rd1-vm. I noticed that this only uses DDR and not DDR2. I looked at other motherboards and they use DDR2 if they support the pent. d. Why does this support ddr and will there be preformance loss due to it using ddr.


Answer:Would this mobo and cpu setup work?

I am sort of "out to lunch" as to whether there is a performance difference on the same speed ram from DDR to DDR2, but the higher speeds that are available in DDR2 and the prices are also lower, make it really desirable and for certain 800 ram would be considerably faster than 400.

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I have Windows XP Professional installed on my parent's computer alongside Ubuntu Linux. The version of the XP installation that I have is either SP1 or SP2. I think it's SP1. The version of Windows on the system was either SP2 or SP3. My parents got into some state where safe mode will not boot. It just cycles in a loop. Ubuntu works fine. I inserted the XP Pro installation CD and it will not bring me to a menu. It brings me to a screen that tells me to insert bootable media or setup storage device then reboot. So that seems to indicate to me that it's not even recognizing the hard drive. I upgraded to a SATA drive about 4 years ago. Not sure if that's the problem since SATA probably did not exist when I bought the install CD. I'm also using GRUB as my boot manager to switch between Linux / Windows. Anyone know what the issue could be here? What would prevent the setup CD from reaching the Install / Repair Install / Recovery Console screen?

Answer:Windows XP Setup CD does not work

Is the bios set to boot from CD?

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i am a complete beginner and i wanted to know how easy it would be to set up a home network (2 Pc's, a printer and the internet), and what would i need to do it

Answer:net work setup for beginners

To create a wired network for Internet access and File/Printer sharing, you have essentially two options:1) Install a Network Adapter in each PC (if not already installed) and connect them directly with a crossover CAT5 ethernet cable. ?Internet Connection Sharing? is then enabled on the actual Internet connection in the ?host? PC and the ?client? PC will have Internet access provided the ?host? is running and online. To enable ?Internet Connection Sharing? in Windows XP, open the Network Connections folder, right click the actual internet connection (modem connection), select Properties and then the Advanced tab. Tick the box ?Allow other network users to connect through this computer?s Internet connection?.When you enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the Internet connection, it automatically configures the network adapter used for your "Home Network Connection" with the IP address and subnet mask If you have more than one adapter available for this purpose, e.g. both a "Local Area Connection" and a "Wireless Network Connection", you will have a drop down list from which to select the appropriate adapter. The "Client" PC's Local Area Connection should be set to get its IP address automatically, which it does by DHCP from the "Host" PC. Also, if you run the Zone Alarm firewall in your "Host" PC, the Internet Zone Security level must be reduced from High to Medium or "ICS" traffic will be blocked.2) The preferred option ... Read more

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Hi everyone. I am looking to buy a new router and I had some questions before making the purchase. I have a Windows XP machine (does not have wifi support) that I am connecting directly to the router I have right now via an ethernet cable. I also have a laptop and a phone that I am using but they are connected to my router using wifi. I was wondering that if I got a new router, Will I still be able to connect my windows XP machine to the new router using an ethernet cable. I dont know if the router I am using right now has some special capabilities to let a Windows XP machine connect to the internet. Thank you.
Summary: Will I be able to connect a computer that does not have wifi to a new router using an ethernet cable and still receive an internet connection?

Answer:What router would work for my setup?

Yes, all modern routers have ethernet connection as well as wifi. It is required for configuration.

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I am about to build my own computer, and I am wondering if this setup with work. I already have the harddrive and multimedia devices (cd-rom drive, etc.). The main thing I would like to know is whether the motherboard and heatsink will fit into the case. Thank you.

Foxconn TLN454 Black/Silver Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Mach Speed Matrix PM9MS Socket 478 Motherboard and Intel Celeron D 340 2.93GHz Processor

Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory

COOLER MASTER ICC-L81-U1 80mm Rifle Blue LED Light Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Thanks again.

Answer:Will this hardware setup work?

Yeah, even though im just 99% sure of the heatsink. But the motherboard and case will defiantly work.

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Please help me I am in alot of trouble with my windows xp sp2 (well after backups were run it says it is sp2) I have recently had a huge system crash on my pc and i had to run my backups that i made with packard bell recovery. I do not have my orginal xp disc as i never recived one with purchase. The backups run sucessfuly and i now have to set up my pc. I have to enter a user name for the user of pc. But my keyboard will not type. It is wired. My wireless mouse works but my wired mouse won't. I can't get a wireless keyboard as i have no way to install it. I cannot proceed without typing in a name and I don not know what to do please help.

BTW I don't now much tecnical stuff about computers and i cannot log on to windows to install/unistall anything as even in safe mod it says windows needs to be setup. I have a packard bell I-power with 2 Nvidea graphics cards and an amd athlon processer and 500gb hd.


Answer:Help keyboard won't work at setup

By wired, are you talking the PS/2 style or USB? If they are PS/2, is there any chance you can get your hands on a USB adapter or USB keyboard? XP will take a few seconds and then load the USB drivers, but it sounds like your ps/2 ports might have issues.

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Where I work we have dll's that connect to network shares for file access in a format like \\computername\share\file.xml I am going to be working remotely soon and therefore will be doing a lot of work disconnected from our network. When this starts the dlls won't work anymore because they obviously won't be able to find the computer.

I was hoping I could modify my hosts file to route all of the calls to those computers back to my own by using my ip address. I would set up the same folders in hopes that the dlls would continue to function. When I modified my host file to have.... publish1

... and then went to start>run>\\publish1 I get a login box. It doesn't matter who I try to login as (currently logged onto the machine under the administrator account) it just comes back to the login box and won't let me get any further.

Does anyone know how I can make this work so that I can make any path point back to my own computer? Thanks.

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Hi I have a ASUS m5a99fx pro r2.0 with amd 8320 cpu I cant get raid to load windows 7. I see the drives after install of raid drivers 64 bit. HHd drives are 2 1TB WD black drives. Both check out fine. I even put 2 old Seagate 500 GB drives and it does have same thing error saying cant boot to windows on the last step of install. Thanks

Answer:cant get raid setup to work

Did you try reading the Raid chapter in the motherboard manual?

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I'm setting up a wireless network of 3-4 computers. I currently just have the one PC and want to get the network up and running before setting up the others.At the moment I have a BT USB frog, that I want to get rid of and replace with the following kit.Belkin F5D7630uk4a ADSL modem with Built-in 11g Wireless Router click hereBelkin F5D6050u 11b wireless USB network adapter. click hereI haven't got a spare PCI slot, hence the USB adapter.Will this initial set-up work okay?Any adice gratefully accepted.

Answer:Will this wireless setup work okay?

I can get both from Amazon for about 146 in total.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8100 desktop with a Phoenix BIOS. The machine was originally an Win 2000/ME computer that was upgraded to WinXP. I can NOT get into setup! I tried all other key combos, I even tried unplugging the hard drive and the CD drive, F2 still does not work! I can not boot from a CD either. How do I get this machine to enter setup!?

Answer:Dell F2 setup does not work

Did you upgrade to the latest BIOS version before you installed XP?

Not saying it's the problem, but it may be part of it.

How much Rambus memory (RAM) do you have installed, by the way?

It's been a while since I've seen a PC that had RIMM modules in it.

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I currently have this setup
- i3 2120 stock @ 3.30 GHz
- Powercolor 7750 1GB
- ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
- Corsair 500W
- 8 GB RAM

I want to know if uprgrading to this GPU (Powercolor 7870 Myste Tahili LE): would be possible. I know that the GPU's minimum voltage is 500W, which i have, but will that fry/break my card by any chance? Also, will the i3 2120 bottleneck this card at all? Will it run games closely to an i5, or is there a major difference? I could barely play the BF4 beta on low settings with my current card, and a $200 jump should be a nice change. I have a 1440 x 900 monitor, so should I see higher FPS than a 1920 x 1080 monitor? ANY feedback would be great (including estimated FPS in some games ).
Forgot to mention - What is UEFI? It says that on the box, and I was wondering what it did. Will i need that to run this card or something? Thanks again!

Answer:Will this setup work (CPU + GPU question)?

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I had a stubborn problem Starware347 and I'm hoping I got rid of it along with a couple other things Trojan:JS Tsumi.A and Cometsystems....
I ran spybot, adaware, SUPERAntispyware, OneCare, ZA antivirus

I've enclosed my hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:19:04 PM, on 3/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Power... Read more

Answer:check my work, please?

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This is my first time posting and let me first thank all the folks that work on these problems. I believe I have done everything that was requested, please go easy on me if I didn't. I didn't write down the name of the malware that Security Essentials found but I'm not getting an error messages after running through the steps.
Thanks again,

Answer:Please check my work

And the last log.

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Epox Ep 9npa+ ultra
leadtek px 6600gt tdh
amd 64 3700
sonata II
seagate sata 250
2gb ocz gold
Is this worth having? It looks like it would be interesting.

Answer:Will this aerocool work with the setup I am planning?

Looks and sounds good to me.

It ought to work and match just fine.

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its all setup, the jumper is on master and i can get to it and it says it is empty. Do I need to do anyhting else to it or is it good to go. I want to backup all my important stuff then reformat C and reinstall windows. should I wait a while to make sure this external keeps working or can i do it soon.

Answer:OK, I got my external HD all setup and it seems to work fine, anything i need to do

if it works now then itll work 2 hours later when u finish installing windows... as long as u dont drop it or something lol

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I've jumped into Vista x64 and am loving it so far, got everything worked out in hardware and software, until now.

I have a program I'm trying to install whose setup file is a "32-bit Setup Launcher" (also the description name in Task Manager).

However, nothing happens, it just remains in the windows process list but doesn't install. I've already ticked XP compatibility mode, and run as administrator.

The setup file is below (7MB). It's a special DVD format authoring tool called Discwelder Bronze.


(manually extract for the setup file).

Will I have to rig up a dualboot with my old x86 Vista in order to use it?
The only other program I have that doesn't work, is MARIO & LUIGI ().

Answer:Can you make a 32-bit Setup Launcher work?


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MotherBoard : MSI Z97-G45 GAMING Desktop Motherboard

CPU : Intel Core i5 i5-4690 Quad-core

Case : Corsair Carbide Series 100R


PS: 750W

Ram: 8GB

Answer:Is My Setup Reliable For Gaming? And Will it Work Together?

What make and model of PSU?

What make and model of motherboard?

What operating system are you intending to use?

Make and model of RAM?

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Mods please delete this thread, I posted it twice cause I thought this first one didn't come through (as I posted a link).


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I need to build a new pc for a project I am working on. I want the pc to be a 1-2 GHZ machine. I went out on and came up with the following configuration. I've never gone with AMD before though, and don't know about the quality. Would the setup below work?
What MB would you go with? The only stipulation I have is it MUST have an AGP 4x slot in the board. Extra's like network card etc... are not needed.
What would you build? Thanks!


AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667GHz, Socket A Processor - Retail

- Specifications -

Core: Thorton
Operating Frequency:1.667GHz
FSB: 333MHz
Cache: 256K (exclusive) L2 cache; 128KB L1 cache
Voltage: 1.65
Socket: Socket A
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail (Box with Heatsink and fan)


ABIT "NF8" NVIDIA nForce3 250GB Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL
**This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only.

- Specifications -

Supported CPU: Socket 754 Athlon 64/Sempron processor
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb
RAM: 2x DIMM Supports DDR266/333/400 Max 2GB
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x COM, 1x LPT, 8x USB2.0(Rear 4), 1x IEEE1394, 1xRJ45, Audio Ports
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices with NV RAID 0,1
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC850(8-Ch)
Onboard LAN: NVIDIA ... Read more

Answer:Building new computer, will this setup work?

asrock? no go with asus, msi, or abit.

go with this dfi.
even though you are not ocing, this mobo is very stable.

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hi all,

I want to dual boot windows 7 and windows xp pro. What is happening
is - the OS that was most recently installed is the one that works.
I don't get any choice to choose during boot-up.

I didn't have this problem with the windows 7 RC1. How can I set
this up so I can choose the OS during boot-up?



Answer:How do I get a dual boot setup to work right?

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I can't afford a true 5.1 Dolby Surround System so I've opted for the Logitech Z506 as it gives a 3D Surround Sound effect and apparently the sound is awesome for the 75w it has. I have a couple of questions on whether the setup I have in mind would work and whether there are any alternatives. First of all, I have a Macbook Pro(late 2011) and it doesn't have the necessary sound card to plug the speakers cables in to create the 5.1 sound so, I want to buy this Audio Dicoder and attach it to my Mac via this cable and plug the speakers cables into the three ports on the decoder. My first question is, would this Toslink cable fit into the regular 3.5mm port on my Mac and second, would this make the audio from my Mac 5.1 Surround Sound. My second query is whether I could plug a second toslink cable(the one that comes with the decoder) into my Xbox 360 and make the audio go 5.1?
Thank you, any and every answer is appreciated, oh and please keep it fairly basic as I am not very experienced. xD

Answer:Will this Logitech Z506 Setup work?

Does the Mac have an optical 3.5mm port? I don't believe that it does. I believe it has a standard 3.5mm analog port. If you have HDMI, you can use that. Otherwise, you will have to use a USB device.

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There is a WAMP server (Win 7 pro 32bits) which needs to be accessed over the internet. Access to WAMP from another computer in the local network is ok. Access to Remote Desktop throught the internet also works. But access to WAMP over the internet does not work.

Would like to receive some instruction on how to proceed in order to enable access this web server from the internet.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to setup WAMP to work over the internet?

Does your router/default gateway set for the server have NAT running?

The issue with NAT is that any private address is changed to the public address and any connection from the internet will not know what address to reach unless originally initiated by a device (PAT)

May I ask, How are you initiating the Remote Desktop connection? Via hostname or IP address?

Also have you made sure that the correct ports are allowed on the personal firewall of the server (If any) as well as the router itself as this can block certain ports. Please note that it is possible for your ISP to block certain ports depending on the package you have with them however these are normally uncommon ports to prevent malicious attacks.

Many Thanks,

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