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PSU requirements

Q: PSU requirements

I am trying to make an old HP Pavillion work. It came supplied with a 100w PSU, which I suspect has blown out. I will be running a Celeron processor, one HD, a 56k modem card, and one CD-RW. I see a lot of 200w PSU's on Ebay. Do I have to match wattage with the old one, or can I go higher?
Before you say that I should junk it all, I have to tell you that I'd LOVE to, except that I promised this box to someone who has no computer.

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A: PSU requirements

You can use as much watts as you want. 1000W wouldnt matter.

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I have an alienware 14 and have received the new gears of war 4 as a gift, it says that I have to have   
2GB minimum video memory and recommends 4GB video memory and that I do not meet either of these requirements. how can I solve this problem. any help will be appreciated and as you can tell by my terminology I'm not very computer literate.

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requirements for fat misfortune and advances the consuming of calories . It is a perfect train to get in shape as long as it is joined with great sustenance and an adjusted eating regimen . Divider ball, push ups, strides with weight, hop rope , ring plunges ... Every one of these activities will enable you to move
 

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I am looking at pc's to find one that will cope with the Sims 2. As I know little about pc's I would like to know if the game can run on a DVD or a CD-RW ROM? The game is a CD version. Also in reguards to video cards, would a 128mg Geforce 4 MX4000L ASP video card work? The prossessor is 1.7GHZ with 512 MB RAM AND 80gb HD or a Radeon highend P4 video card with a 2.8 GHZ prossessor with 512 RAM? Thanks for your help.
blueleopard
 

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The wife plays sims2 on her laptop which is a celeron 1.8ghz with 512mb ram 20gb hdd and a lowly ATI M9000 @ 1024x768 without problems.

In answer to your questions, the game will install and run from either a DVD or CD-Rom drive, a 128mb Gforce4 MX card will be ok, the processor speeds you mentioned are both ok. So really the choice is yours, but faster is always better
 

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I just got my new HP HDX and surprisingly it has Vista 64 preinstalled on it (surprising because it didn't mention 64 bit anywhere in the description). I have a few questions regarding Vista 64.

Obviously all the drivers that came with it must be 64 bit but does all software I want to install on this have to be a 64 Bit version?

Or is it that 32 bit software will run as long as all drivers are 64 bit?

Will MS provide a 32 bit version if I request it?

Thanks!
Jamie

A:Requirements for 64

Most of Win 32 bit applications should run under Vista x64 without problems.
That is theory. In real life many programs still have some compatibility issues and some does not run at all under x64.

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How much watt of psu is sufficient for the AMD radeon R9 200 series graphics card of 6100mb??
 

A:PSU requirements

It really depends on what other parts are in the system ie what processor [overclocked or not] how many drives [mech or ssd] how many fans, etc, etc, etc. Post ALL of your exact specs and we can tell you OR you can just input your specs here;
https://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/
Then you can purchase the pw supply on the same site.
 

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Have finally got an oldish Compaq SR5540AN sorted out - RAM was shot in one stick and I think the onboard graphics is dead however a spare HD 5450 (silent) card has got me back the graphics.

Now I am thinking maybe I can just update the driver for the on board but the Vista on the HDD is trashed and although I have it running in Ubuntu I cannot download the NVidia driver.

So if my mate can afford it I shall stick on 7 now as he is short on cash I have only been able to get 3GB RAM back in will the 64 bit OEM work with that much? I have tried Googling but I know I can get a decent and succinct answer here. Then I can download that driver and maybe save the cost of the HD 5450.

He is only a casual browser (Ebay Facebook etc) and emailer so no heavy gaming and I would prefer to flip in the 64bit if possible.

I think this machine is worth saving as it is running like lightning in Ubuntu

A:RAM requirements

With 3GB RAM its probably better off with x86.

Regards,
Golden

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i have 4 fans. all have two connectors one for fan header and one for rgb header to connect to the motherboard. each fan requires 0.37A . my motherboard has 4 fan headers so there is no problem to connect fans to different fan headers. but there is only one rgb header which supports 1A. i want to connect all fans' rgb connectors to motherboard's rgb header using 4-1 splitter cable.

my question is that each fan has two connector so fan connector and rgb connector both require 0.37A?? or only fan connector require 0.37A and rgb connector require less Amperage.

both connectors image attached.
 

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hey guys.

ive got a pretty good idea on most things to do with dekstop pc hardware except PSU's.

I was wondering what sort of power i would need to power this hardware

3200+ AMD64 Venice (Oc 2.6/2.7)
Kingston 2x512mb 3200/400mhz ram
1x200gb hd
1x120gb hd
1xdvd burner
1xdfi LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D
1x6800GT PCI-E (Potentially upgrading to 2 in SLI at a later date)

Probably going to be adding a few more hard drives later. I dont understand how you determine the power usage of components, nor the power output of PSU's so i really have no idea what a suitable unit for my system is.

If somebody could point me in the right direction i would really appreciate it.
 

A:PSU requirements

give this PSU wattage calculator a try
http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
 

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what is required to use SLI on a nVida SLI 4 Intel chipset motherboard. Do you need two nvida SLI supporting cards or just two identical video cards that supports SLI?
 

A:SLI requirements

they have to be two identical pci-express cards....that's the only requirement as far as i know.
 

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Are there any computer requirements for Mac desktop computers? Is it worth doing because I heard Mac was pretty good. Is it best just buying a mac computer from apple?
 

A:Requirements

Bloodyskullz said:

Are there any computer requirements for Mac desktop computers? Is it worth doing because I heard Mac was pretty good. Is it best just buying a mac computer from apple?Click to expand...

You can only buy a Mac computer from Apple! Thats how it works!
Go to the apple stores near you and play around with them and see if you like them.
 

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Hi i was wondering what the requirements were to have a computer effictivly run on a lan, I have a old pentium 133 mhz compaq in my attic and was gonna set it up for just surfing, is it even worth my bother?
 

A:requirements?

That should work just fine. 133MHZ is fine for just browsing. What OS do you plan on running?
 

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Hi there

I have a Mac that currently has Tiger on it... I know that I have to have Leopard or Snow Leopard in order to have Adobe CS5... But I'm not sure I have enough space on my computer for the actual software and installation.

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Is all the above good enough for me to download CS5?
Cheers
 

A:Mac requirements for CS5

How much hard drive space do you have free?

Here's what Adobe says... http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop/systemreqs/
 

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What are the OS requirements to run WPA and WPA2? I know you have to have compatible devices, but I think I had a problem in the past with anything below XP SP2. Is there any truth to this? Also, if you have the software that came with the wireless card, does it matter what OS you have? Can you run WPA2 on Win98 if it is supported by the cards software?
 

A:WPA Requirements

Depends on the client software for Win98 or the SP level of XP. XP does support both is it has the correct updates.
 

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Win 10 upgrade from Win 7 Pro fails due to incompatible display.

I am running a 1024x768 display, DirectX 11 (6.01.7601.17514), WDDM 1.1, all of which appear to meet or exceed the minimum requirements. What else could be wrong?

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Fill out your System Specs please.

How to fill out System Specs for tenforums.

See here: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

Of major interest is the Manufacture and full model number of the computer if purchased or the system board if custom built.

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This is a general question for a specific situation. My computer is about three years old and only has a 2.2 Ghz P4 processor. I've upgraded to a gig of ram and I have a 256Mb video card, however it's only PCI as I don't have AGP or PCI-E slots. Needless to say it's enough to run most games on the lowest settings. I nearly had a heart attack when I read that the new Neverwinter Nights 2 game that I have been waiting for forever requires a 2.4 Ghz P4 processor. My question is: What will happen if I purchase this game and attempt to run it. Will it be slow and choppy or will it simply not work at all? My only other options are a new processor or a whole new computer. This I can't afford. Thanks for your help!
 

A:System Requirements

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-Intel i7 Processor with chipset that must support Intel Virtualization Technology
-8 GB of ram (16 GB preferred)
-1 TB hard drive
-CDRW/DVDRW combo drive
-10/100 Auto Sensing Network card
-10/100 A or G or N standard card (one of these standards)
-Discrete video-chipset 256 MB or shared 512 MB
-One Usb 3.0 port (two preferred)
>Windows 7 Professional 64-bit or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I would like to know if there is a computer with all these components, or a computer with most, or do I have to buy all of them separately.

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Was looking on play.com for GTA4 and found the minimum requirements:

Windows XP with SP3 / Vista with SP1
1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz AMD Athlon X2 64 or equivalent
1GB RAM (1.5GB for Vista)
16GB HDD Space
256MB nVidia 7900, ATi X1900 or equivalent
DVD-ROM Drive
Internet connection required for installation and online play

They seem pretty steep for minimum, more of a recommended. Especially the graphic cards, the 7900 is still quite a high end DX9 card.

A:GTA 4 Minimum Requirements

They seem pretty steep for minimum, more of a recommended. Especially the graphic cards, the 7900 is still quite a high end DX9 card



7900 is a 4 generation old graphics card. If you're running a graphics card that low you probably already experianced GTA4 on xbox360/ps3 the way it will look with that GPU. I could be wrong but I would not be inclined to say a 7900 with be maxing out the game. Hopefully thats the minimum and reccomended is at least only 3 generations ago. I want it to look ALOT better than the console versions.

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Hello.

Do you think my laptop 1.7 ghz dualcore processor and 2 gig ddr2 ram will handle windows 7 professional?

It runs great on all of my pcs, but the specs are much greater all around there.

Any advice? How much system ram does 7 take during idle? Also, you think 1.7 dualcore is too slow?

Any suggestions or advise would be appreciated!

Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 requirements?

You running XP or Vista now ???

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/system-requirements.aspx
 

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I just installed a Samsung 850 Pro SSD in my system. Everything works just fine. My question is the SSD came with monitoring software which has a several sections for tuning your system to work more efficient with SSD. It also has a section that will preserve reliability of the SSD. There are items like "Stop it from hibernating", Moving the "System Restore" function to another disk. Is any or of this stuff necessary ?

Inquiring Minds want to know ?
 

A:Tuning requirements for SSD ?

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Dear All,

first thanks all that i am given the chance to post my question. well i have a very simple question.I am planning to record Video from a webcam. I am planning to save it as
Video file on my hard disk. so for 24 hours of continuos recording how big my hard disk should be? which parameters i have to think about it?i heard frame rate, size of the frame(like half of the PAL resolution ), resolution of pixels(like 24 bit RGB etc) and compression methods one should keep in mind.is it correct? is there any calculator available that i give the required parameters and i get the final size of memory for N hours. or i would like to know if i record with certain parameters how much time or how much hard disk memory is needed.

thanks
Hood
 

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What are the requirements for the final print for headshots. I heard you have to have white borders and the actors name at the bottom. Is this true? What else? How big do the whote borders need to be? Does any other information need to go on the picture? Are there any resources I can look at to find all the details?
Thanks for the help.
 

A:Headshot Requirements

This isn't a technology question as much as an industry question.
 

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The system requirements for pcAnywhere include:

-Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1

Why is this a requirement and will I have problems if I do not use IE (I use firefox).

Thanks!
 

A:pcAnywhere requirements

If you have been doing the updates, thru Windows Updates, then you have IE6 SP1 and it is updated. The developers of pcAnywhere had to use a browser to make their software work and IE6 is by far the most used browser. It most likely will not work unless your system meets their requirements.
 

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Sorry, I know there are alot of these... I think.

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron E1505 and I've been thinking of buying Oblivion.

My specs are...

1.60GHz Intel Core Duo Processor
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 128MB
67.7GB of HD Space

Basically I just want to know if I would be able to play the game comfortably. I don't really want to put everything on Low but I wouldn't mind Medium though. I'm also curious if I could play F.E.A.R. comfortably as well since I may very well purcahse that in the future. I'm also well aware that Laptops aren't neccessarily ideal for gameing but I don't have the money for a Desktop right now.

I also have another question as I am not very computer savy. My question is since my processor speed says 1.60GHz Intel Core Duo, does that mean that it's actually more like 3.2GHz or are both of them combined make 1.60GHz.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Oblivion Requirements

well, you have more than enough RAM, fast enough processor and the X1300 is listed as supported

Oblivion FAQ

so I would guess you will be fine
 

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Today i looked on add or remove programs and i saw this thing called "system requirements tab i dont know what it is or can do, i did not download nothing to get this, but i recently downloaded a better graphics card.I also downloaded Firefox/2.0.0.15.Here the picture:

A:System Requirements Tab

Nothing to worry about.http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/ is the website that it came from.Its there so it is not to be installed over and over again.http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/ is a website where you can find out if you can play a certain game on your computer.

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I was going through my add/remove list to lighten the load and found that mentioned in there, I do not remember installing it (date mentioned is 04/05/2009)
Does anyone have a clue what it is?

Thanks in advance.

A:System requirements lab

Not trying to be funny about your question, but exactly what entry are you asking about. I don't see a specific program name or am I missing something?

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Enter unlock password (key:46845186)

A:Urgent requirements

You're asking about an ACER computer on an HP forum ?! Why not telephone ACER, with some "proof of purchase", to show that you own the computer, i.e., that you're not in possession of a stolen computer, and get assistance from them? 

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Do I need System Requirements Lab? I found it installed and don't know how it got there. So can I uninstall it? Do any programs need it?

THANKS ALOT!

A:System Requirements Lab

This is a free to use program often installed on systems.This is what the company claims:This site provides a One-Click solution that looks at your computer's hardware and system software to determine whether or not your current system can run a product. Each of your computer's components is evaluated to see how well it meets the minimum and recommended requirements for specific products. Recommendations are made on how to update or upgrade each component which does not meet the listed requirements. Sometimes, a simple, free software download is all that is needed. Sometimes you'll find that you need a different video card to fully experience what the game has to offer.http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtestI'd leave it alone unless you're having problems?Is this a used system you bought from another?

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Hi, My PC is old but still running great. But.... I would like to switch to Windows 10 64 bit system because of some of the programs I run: Garmin & Google Earth.  I would at least like to utalize all memory available (4 GB in total) What I would like to know is if I have to change the Bios to a 64bit version beforehand.On the HP support page there are different BIOS versions for the different OS 32 - 64 bit. This is my machine:HP Pro 3300 Series MT product number:XT316EA#AB9Running Windows 10 32 bit without any issues.processor is an Intel i3 2100 (its a 64 bit cpu). Thanks in advance,Adrian 

A:switching from 32 bit to 64 bit requirements

Hi, Please try:    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-32-bit-64-bit-version-windows-10   http://www.howtogeek.com/228042/how-to-switch-from-32-bit-windows-10-to-64-bit-windows-10/   http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-32-bit-64-bit-windows-10/ Regards.

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A game I want to get requires at least a 2.4 ghz processor and 2.6 ghz is recommended. I have an Alienware M18x with a processor that runs 2.2 ghz. Will it run or if I purchase it, will it be a waste of money?
 

A:Game requirements

What game?
Did you try the "can you run it?" post? should give you an idea if your CPU can handle it.
usually that number alone is for single core systems, unless it says specifically dual or multi core at that speed.

if it's a newish Alienware with an i7 CPU I would say yes.. but be nice to double check with the can you run it site.
 

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I am considering buying a new Laptop. I am wanting one that can run League of Legends on high at at least 40fps. Also, I would like it if it could run ARMA2 (for the Day Z) mod on high as well.

Will the one below be able to meet the requirements I'm going to need? I would really like some help (I don't know much about system requirements for games). If this one will not work, it would be great if I could get a model that will. I don't need anything that can run Crysis max settings or anything, just something that can run the games I mentioned above (and possibly CoD4 and World at War on PC as well).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230265

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Hi
Can anyone tell me my pc is good for coming gta 5?
Here are my specs:

Amd phenom ll x 6 1090t @ 3.6 Ghz
Ati radeon 6570 2gb x 2 crossfired
ram 12 Gb
Is that enough
Everyone is saying that the gta v system requirements are gonna be insane.........
So,I`m worrying about that
Somebody says it requires 8 core cpu and 16 gb ram and minimum ati radeon 6990 !!!
 

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My 2008 build has stopped powering on, and I believe the culprit to be the PSU. I will verify this later today once I get my hands on a tester.

This is the seond PSU in two years. My first 750w PSU dies 6 years in and this second 750w (Cooler Master V750) I believe has also died.

I've always thought I needed a 750w PSU due to the 4870X2, but online calculators show that a 550w should work. Is this accurate?

Here are my specs:

ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard
Intel Quad 2 Core CPU
ATI 4870X2 GPU
8GB RAM (2GB x 4)
750 watt PSU
 

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I need a new pc as the one we have is 11 years old and won't play the type of games my Grandson likes, ie strategy games like Total War, not the newer ones anyway. I have a quote for the following:

AMD Dual Core 3.2 GHZ CPU
Asrock N68 G53 MOBO
500 GB Hard Drive
3GB DDR3 Memory
22 x speed DVD-RW Drive
Windows 7 64 bit

with either

Radeon HD5450 1024MB DDR3

or

Radeon HD5770 1024MB GDDR5

Can anyone tell me if this would be good for these type of games and would the cheaper graphics card be enough or would I need the better one. Please keep it simple, I know absolutely nothing about this.
 

A:Help on new pc system requirements

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I'm was seeing if my computer could run Grand Theft Auto 4 but the minimum and recommended say different apparently my CPU isn't good enough for required but good enough for recommended.

www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

is really confusing me so help me out here are the screen shots of the recommended and minimum requirements
Can i run this game?
 

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Alright well I'm sick of BF2 and I dont have any MMO's to play. Still waiting for Conan.
Anywho, I was in the crysis beta and I could play it with my comp. It didn't look the greatest... but it was playable. Anyways, after the beta I tried the singleplayer and I could run it a little better then before.
My question is, If I can play singleplayer with whatever settings, will it be the same online or am I going to need to tweak some settings?
 

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i just want to know if this setup will be able to play crysis.

4-6gb DDR2 ram
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz Quad Core-- OC to 3.0Ghz
EVGA SLI nforce 680i mobo
2 nvidia 512mb 8800GT SC edition

what do you think?
 

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Hi guys

My brothers computer is running xp pro.He complains that it runs realy,realy slow-
I ask him to run Everest so i could see his system.Its quite old but i would like to know if you think this system would run Xp without problems?

Summary

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name WRIGHT-FE237A60
User Name wrighty

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 1000 MHz (10 x 100)
Motherboard Name TriGem eMachines Imperial/Glendale
Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810
System Memory 128 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (09/13/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM10)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM11)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM12)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM13)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM14)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM15)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM16)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM17)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM7)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM8)
Communication Port Bluetooth Serial Port (COM9)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter Intel? 82810 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation) (32 MB)
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A:System requirements

128 is Microsoft's estimate of the minimum amount of RAM needed for XP."Minimum" seems to mean that it will run but you won't be able to do much.More RAM would be the answer, IMO...but that's going to possibly be held back by the system/motherboard. And he also has a Celeron processor (which, in its early days, was deemed by many to be crippled).A newer motherboard and CPU...and better/newer RAM...would be my recommendation. Total cost of an inexpensive board/CPU bundle would be less than $100. A new motherboard/CPU and RAM basically give you a new, much faster/better system for a minimum amount of bucks.Example: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...08&CatId=14 AND http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231106Louis

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If there's a game that has the minimum requirements of say "1.9 GHz" (the game doesn't use dual core; such as it is an older game) and I have "Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6320 (1.66GHz,1066FSB) with 4MB cache", do I meet the requirements?

Like if I had 2.0 GHz with one core, I would meet the requirements. But in the case of 2 cores with less GHz, I'm not sure.
 

A:Would I meet the requirements?

if you have a dual core anything. you can pretty mch skip the processor part of the requirement lol
 

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Does my processor supports SSE2?

A:Firefox requirements

hi you could download the free CPU-Z from here and it will indicate sse2 is present. but last several years was computers were equipped with it.

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Does my processor supports SSE2?

A:Firefox requirements

hi you could download the free CPU-Z from here and it will indicate sse2 is present. but last several years was computers were equipped with it.

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Hey you guys I recently purchased the antec 900 gaming case along with the p6t asus mobo and the i7 920 intel cpu. As I read through forums and comments I am repeatedly noticing people mentiong the cooling on the cpu needed to overclock it past like 3.0 ghz. I'm assuming theyre talking about the cpu heatsink... what do I need to purchase additional to the antec case (which I think comes with 3 fans, not sure though...) to have proper cooling so i can overclock past 3.2 ghz. Also I read a thread that said to properly overclock past 3.6ghz liquid cooling would be a must.. is this true?

TIA
 

A:Cooling requirements

First of all: i7 CPUs run very hot. Second: you may not even be able to OC to 3.0 or 3.2. Third: You should buy a few 120mm case fans, and propably a better CPU HSF if you can find one. Or then go liquid to keep it quiet and cool.
 

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Anyone think we'll go back to just plugging in one connector to our high end gfx cards? or are the days drawing closer when we'll need small nuclear reactors to play the latest games! I for one get at least a little concerned about how much power i use but like to have as much performance possible which is why i bought the 8800gts 512mb.

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Hi All, I am exploring the possibility of trying Microsoft Security Essentials, and notice in the system requirements that the prefered browsers are either IE V6 or later, and Firefox V2 or later. Does this mean that other browsers aren't compatible? I find it hard to believe that Microsoft would confine communication to two browsers, but I thought I'd ask here. At the moment, Chrome is my default browser and Cyberfox is my standby. If you are or have been a user, what is your opinion of it? Thanks for any input in advance.

A:MSE system requirements

Right, but having Windows 7 you will have some form of Internet Explorer lying around in the shell.
It will work and run fine. You've looked in to the system requirements a bit too much.

I have MSE or "Windows Defender" stock standard with Windows 8 and I have only manually used it once, but my understanding is that it is the most efficient and reliable anti-malware available.

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Hi, I am running Windows 98 right now. I would like to upgrade my OS to Windows XP. How can I determine whether or not my computer meets the following requirements? Where do I look for each asterick? What can I do if it doesn't meet them?

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Home Edition:

*PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required;

* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

*128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

*1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.

*Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:how can I tell if I meet these requirements?

To save a lot of typing try running this xp readiness test online
here
http://www.pcpitstop.com/xpready/default.asp
 

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When a software program states it requires a minimum of 1GB to operate well, does that [I]include[I] the RAM needed to run the operating system? For example, if I'm running a machine with 2GB of RAM, and the program requires at least 1GB, do I therefore need at least 3GB of RAM?

A:minimum requirements

All software, when run, resides in RAM. Most apps and games specify the minimum amount of RAM you need to install them and run. This amount includes RAM that the computer needs to do its own background work as well as to run the app. So if a program says it needs minimum 1gb to operate, it'll run fine on a system with 2gb. However, I would also pay attention to the "recommended" memory which would be the RAM required for optimal performance of the program.

Generally speaking, memory requirements are specified taking into account the requirements of the application, operating system, supporting software and files, and other running processes.

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