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I want to upgrade from a Pavillion x360 ideas? I do not game...

Q: I want to upgrade from a Pavillion x360 ideas? I do not game...

Lokking for a faster upgrade to my Pavillion x360 Laptop

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I currently have 6 GB of RAM in my Pavillion x360 m3-u001dx but read it can be upgraded up to 12GB.  I have read other posts and it seems not that difficult to do. Can anyone please tell me if that is possible with this unit and what kind of parts I would need.  Thank you for your time. Product name:HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible

A:Upgrade RAM for Pavillion x360

@Gypsy2002 Your manual says up to 16GB. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05087828 Page 1. REO

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I recently purchased this laptop HP Pavillion x360 m3 convertible.  When I checked the capability of the wireless card I noticed a  maximum of 200mbps. My internet provider's speed is 300mbps and when I did a speed test, it doesn't even come close to 200mbps. (my other laptops hit 300mbps without any issues) Can I upgrade the Dual Band Wireless AC card to one that can accommodate the 300 mbps? If so who would know what kind to get.  Thank you for your time!

A:Upgrade Dual Band Wireless card for HP Pavillion x360?

Hi, What is your HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertibl ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I recently purchased this laptop HP Pavillion x360 m3 convertible.  When I checked the capability of the wireless card I noticed a  maximum of 200mbps. My internet provider's speed is 300mbps and when I did a speed test, it doesn't even come close to 200mbps. (my other laptops hit 300mbps without any issues) Can I upgrade the Dual Band Wireless AC card to one that can accommodate the 300 mbps? If so who would know what kind to get. 
 
Below are the spec's of the laptop.
 
Product name:HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible
Product number:W2L17UA#ABA
Serial number:[Personal Information Removed]
Software build ID:16WW2BNT602#SABA#DABA
Motherboard ID:81A7
Feature byte:3K5F6b7K7M7R7WaBapaqasauawbVbhbpbzcbdUdpdq.H4
OS version:ML
Service ID:20170228
BIOS:F.16-08/11/2016
Keyboard revision:52.26
Total memory:6.00 GB
Processor name:Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz
 
Thank you for your time. 

A:Upgrade Dual Band Wireless card for HP Pavillion x360?

Hi, Please use only:    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-Dual-Band-Wireless-card... Thanks

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Hello, I have a Pavillion 13 x 360 notebook PC which is just over a year old (out of warranty!) and the battery is not holding charge and message comes up saying storage capacity of battery is low and may need repacing. Apart from the fact that a duff battery after one year seems very bad, I cannot find where to purchase a repalcement anywhere. I have the part numbers and serial numbers of the PC and the battery, but after much searching on the HP website and all over the web, no luck. Battery p/n is NP03043XL Please help.

A:HP pavillion 13 x360 battery

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number?Do battery test from HP support assistant.RegardsVisruth

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HI,I have a problem with my laptop when its starting its doing first Auto Repair and then it says: Cant start windows..... A recent hardware or software change might be cause. To fixthe problem...........Status: 0xc0000185Can someone help me its a new laptop thnx

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This HP X360 won't turn on past the spinning cursor immediately after it's turned on.  It's been rotating like this for a whole day till the battery ran out.  It's fully charged and all programs are up-to-date and has a Kapersky antivirus. 

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Hi Ive just bought a hp pavillion 360 for my husband for Xmas specifically for using with iTunes and then as a tablet laptop. After purchase i wondered if this had a cd drive which I could use to transfer songs from cds to iTunes. Looking at the spec a don't think it does. If this is the case, how will I transfer cds on to the pavillion 360? Thanks

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Is it possible to upgrade hp pavillion x360 13-a020nr to 16 gb ram? Do I have to buy 2 8gb modules or 1 will be enough?

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I bought an HP Pavillion x360, after 14 days it had already shown a blue screen three different times with the error code, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I returned that computer and had it replaced under a warranty, and the same thing is now happening on the new computer. This shouldn't be happening on a brand new $800 computer. Does anyone else have the same problem. Have you been able to resolve it?

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL HP Pavillion x360

"This error usually occurs after the installation of a buggy device driver, system service, or BIOS." https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms854226.aspx Evidently there is a buggy driver, use HP Support Assistant to look for newer drivers and install them.

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Hello, Trying to do some upgrades to my x360, but can't seem to get a straight answer anywhere as to what is in this thing. HP doesn't even have this model on their website. HP Pavillion x360 model "M3-u001dx" bought at best buy. Came with 6gb ram, 1 2gb and 1 4gb sticks, & a toshiba 500gb 2.5in HDD. I want to upgrade the HDD first with an SSD, and found out the hard way after I opened it up it needs a thin 7mm HDD. I also saw some models have m.2 slots, and can't find out if this model does or not. if it suppots NVMe (I'd guess no) I'd prefer to go that route. Again, I can't find a straight answer. I didn't see RAM slots when I had keyboard up, but wasn't looking for them. Are the bays under the motherboard? If so, are they infact, upgradable, and if so to what capacity? I ran the Crucial computer identifier and it told me it can take up to 16gb. Other plaes say RAM isn't upgradable. There just isn't any concrete information about this specific model, maybe it's a special best buy thing that has a few differnt options. I have an asus laptop that was kind of the same. If anyone can shed some light before I try to pull apart this thing again I'd really appreciate it. Thanks,Aaron

A:Specifics on HP Pavillion x360 Model

Hi, I believe HP Pavilion x360 m3-uxxxdx models/products are the cheaper versions of the x360 series specially for Best Buy. Machines only have one option for storage call single configurations (single M.2 or single HDD/SSD). Supports M.2 SATASupports optional SATA 2.5?in HDDs (7mm)Single SSD configuration:? M.2 SATA DRAM?less: 128 GBSingle HDD/SSHD configurations:? 1 TB 5400?rpm, 7.2mm? 500 GB 5400?rpm, 7mm SSHD with 8 GB NAND? 500 GB 5400?rpm, 7.2mm That means your model does not have M.2 slot for SSD. You can alsy use 2.5" SSD to replace the existing HDD. I used to swap RAM and HDD within 5 to 10 mins but with new design this can take hours and very risky without right tools that whay all works are for  HP authorized service provider parts. RAM slots are covered by a shield you can remove them but again very risky that why it actually says on-board. It supports Support DDR4?2133 Dual ChannelSupports up to 16?GB maximum on?board system memoryDDR4?2133 Dual Channel Support? 16384 MB (8192 MB 2 pieces)? 12288 MB (8192 MB + 4096 MB)? 8192 MB (4096 MB 2 pieces)? 8192 MB (8192 MB 1)? 6144 MB (2048 MB + 4096 MB)? 4096 MB (4096 MB 1) Regards. 

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Hi this is Deion a customer, I just want to know what touch pen is compatilde with my laptop HP Pavillion x360.      Thank You

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Battery won't charge at all even when left plugged in overnight.  I used HP Diagnostics to run a battery test and it says the battery is fine.  So why won't it charge?  Warranty expired May 2016 of course.   I see other posts saying its a bad charging port.  How do I fix that?

A:Pavillion 11 x360 Battery Will not charge

You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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This just started yesterday. I did not make any changes and there were no system updates that I am aware of. I checked the settings and it is supposed to go to sleep when I close the lid or hit the power button and it always has until now. Now every time I close the lid it seems to shut down and then automatically reboots as soon as I open it. Can anyone tell me how to get it back to the way it was?

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Touchscreen now not responsive... does not appear to have driver, device installed (so nothing to update/disable)Have restored (completely) to no avail.Have tried a number of things in this forum... still not working.My guess is a Windows 10 update wiped it out.Help!

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My laptop was preforming a hard reset. It got stuck at 69% and went through a boot loop. I attempted to fix this boot loop. To fix it I changed the boot manager to something else and now it says "your pic ran into a problem and need to restart. We'll restart it for you." And then it does this over and over and over again. Please help!!

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My laptop was preforming a hard reset. It got stuck at 69% and went through a boot loop. I attempted to fix this boot loop. To fix it I changed the boot manager to something else and now it says "your pic ran into a problem and need to restart. We'll restart it for you." And then it does this over and over and over again. Please help!!

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Oooook. I have had my laptop for about a year and decided to give it to my mother after replacing it with a Mac. I thought I'd restore it to factory settings before doing so. The laptop initially came with windows 8 and I updated it to windows 10. So I wiped it to new keeping windows 10 and all was well. I put it away and the next day went to install itunes on it and upon booting up got the CMOS checksum invalid error. I pushed enter to continue booting... then (eventually) another error stating Primary (internal) battery (601).  I have now spent HOURS going through guides and forums to aboslutely NO avail. I have done the following:  Run diagnostics - which say "Primary Battery: Unknown" I have updated the bios using windows key + BI factory restored the laptop going back from windows 10 to 8 after reading some had issues post update thinking MAYBE that would help... nope. I can't run calibration because the laptop acts like there is no battery installed. I have a flashing white light whlie the laptop is on but never the amber light indicating charging. The power indicator states "plugged in not charging" This model is sealed, so unplugging the battery isn't happening (unless buying a new one is the for sure and only solution since I'm not wasting time and money for a pointless fix... which from what I've read in forums seems to happen often enough that I'm skeptical)The laptop powers on and functions normally (despite a... Read more

A:Pavillion x360 CMOS and Battery issues

Hi, Sorry, that message is NOT for CMOS (or RTC) battery. Can you boot using AC now ? Please use the following instructions to check:              http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c03325217 If failed, you need to replace the main battery, not RTC battery. Regards.

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Where is the microphone actually located in my notebook?

A:Where is the microphone located on my HP Pavillion x360 Conv...

Above the screen. There are 2 of them. See p. 4 item 2 in the diagram in this Manual: Manual If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I was doing the initial setup for my new X360 pavilion when I left it unattended for 5 mins. When I left it, it was just past the part where it asked it I wanted to enable location. During the 5 mins it was unattended, my little brother picked up the computer and accidentally turned it off. He told me he promptly turned it back on, and now the laptop has just been circling for 3 hours. All I see is the name I gave the computer, an outline of a person in white on a grey circle, and just dots buffering around and around in a circle. Sometimes the screen flashes black, and it goes back to the screen I just described. Should I be worried that my bothersome sibling messed up the setup?

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Hello everybodytoday I have bought a HP Pavillion X360-13u004nl (EMEA), all works fine except for the keyboard: the "<>" key doesn't work. when i came back to the store the assistent told me that the same problem was present in the other notebook like mine. i have tried to update chipset driver (following the instruction in the hp support website) but it was useless. i have tried also to remove the driver from the device menager in the windows controll panel as reported in the hp support but it was useless. does anybody have the same problem? or does anyone know how to manage this problem? thank you

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What do I need to check to determine which stylus is compatible with my Pavillion x360 11t touch laptop?  Can I use any stylus that isn't metallic (i.e. - with a rubber tip)?  Is there a special feature I need for it to work properly?Thank you!

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I am trying to boot linux from a live USB. I hav been able to boot Ubuntu from a USB before but I've done a BIOS update since then. Now, when I try to boot it goes to the grub menu, but then when I try to start it, I just get a black screen with an underscore in the top left corner. I've tried 3 different usb drives, tried booting different distros (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and Fedora), disabled secure boot in BIOS and tried legacy BIOS. It seems to me that it's a BIOS issue. I'm currently on F.35 Rev.A BIOS and when I try to rollback it shows the same version that is already installed. I downloaded the F.32 Rev.A BIOS file from the HP website, but when I try to install that it says "Unable to open BIOS signature file."

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I just got the Pavillion x360 model m3-u103dx as a gift and have already noticed that it consistently makes a lot of noise. Even with just one tab of a browser open. The fan is also very loud. Is there a way to quiet this machine. I would like to use this in class, as that is what I intended, but it is so loud I think it would be a distraction.

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which printers are compatible for hp pavillion x360 ,,printers less than $50

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I have a HP Pavillion x360 (13z-a000) that I bought two years ago.  The CPU is dead.  The computer does not power on and the Caps Lock button blinks constantly (single blink).  I brought it to a local shop and they confimed this but they do not fix HP.  If it is the motherboard, can I just buy one and replace it myself?  Where can I buy the mother board?  How do I find the part number?  
 
The serial number is [Personal Information Removed]
 
Larry

A:Pavillion x360 mother board replacement

Here is the Manual: Service Manual There are 4 different AMD motherboard depending on if you have the A8 processor or the A6 and Windows Standard or Pro. Get the same Windows version as you have or you will have to buy another copy of Windows. Your hard drive installation of Windows will not activate unless you install a motherboard set up for the same OS version. Post back if you need a more detailed explanation. Yours is a CTO laptop so we cannot just look up your original factory specs. You can interchange the A6 and A8 version of the motherboard with the caveat stated above. The Manual shows the "how-to" on replacement. Assuming you have the A8 and Windows Standard this is the part number: 769075-501 This is it on US amazon.com for $109 which is a pretty fair price: https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Convertible-Motherboard-769075-501/dp/B0118AZL1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UT... Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hard drive no longer accessible. Have been able to remove it and access the data files, but it is clearly not in a healthy state so no point in reformating. Want to replace it with an SSD. I can see the Recovery partition. Can I just copy the recovery partion to the new SSD and try and run the relevant programme to reinstall, or do I have to install windows from scratch? Cheers. Soody

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I AM GOING TO BUY HP Pavillion x360 13- S102TU IN INDIA AND AFTER A MONTH I M GOING TO AUSTRALIA. SO, MY QUARY IS THAT IS MY HP Pavillion x360 13- S102TU WARRANTY WILL WORK IN AUSTRALIA IF I WILL GOT ANY ISSUE IN MY LAPTOP?

A:Worldwide Warrenty on HP Pavillion x360 13- S102TU

Hi, Yes but most likely you have to send back to India to claim warranty "HP Global Warranty covers HP products at the level of standard warranty offered in the country in which it is used. For example, a product purchased in country "A" and moved to country "B" receives the current warranty coverage provided by country "B" (if that product is marketed or supported in country B)." More information:       http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bpr01266 Regards.

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I JUST BOUGHT THIS COMPUTER AND I THINK I NEED TO ADJUST THE TOUCH PAD SENSITIVITY.  WHEN TYPING I GENTLY TOUCH IT AND THE CURSOR FLIES OUT OF CONTROL ON TO ANOTHER PART OF THE PAGE.  THIS IS A TOUCH SCREEN COMPUTER SO WOULD THERE ALSO BE A WAY TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR THE SCREEN TO RECOGNIZE THE TOUCH?

A:touchpad sensitivity on pavillion x360 m3 convertible laptop

Hi, See the sections Adjusting TouchPad or ClickPad pointing sensitivities & Preventing accidental clicks (mouse cursor moves while typing) Regards, DP-K

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hi all,I've been fixing a laptop touch screen for a customer this past week, and I managed to get the exact same glass replacement which is the official Hewlett - Packard glass for the screen and installed nicely into the casing (bar the minor scuffs around the bezel lip)..And it works, although the image is the revese or mirror of it when u touch it now, so touch on the left and it does it on the right.The digitizer is the same! I never replaced or changed the digitizer and i can only put it down to that being faulty or a driverIve tried updating drivers which it gives me only the 2006 HID compliant driver which is like 10 years out of date.. This is via the Microsoft Update option. Are there any upto date drivers on this site as im not seeing any??i mean an 11 year old touch screen driver is a little bit out dated when running a main part of a very expensive laptop, dont you think?!?I have scoured high and low , asked everyone i know, collegues and friends around the world and even the company that sold me the glass told me to contact HP and they will sort it for me. I'm finding this not to be the case..Can anyone shed some light on how I can get it to work as my client is getting a little bit upset with the fact i fixed his laptop but now the screen works in reverse. lol, has to be the most bizarre and stupid thing i've come across and ive been a technician for around 10 years..so please , please, please someone point me in the right direction. I have honestly tried everyt... Read more

A:Pavillion X360 (11-k152sa) Touch screen reversed

Just to add..... Ive also updated the F.44 Bios and that didnt change a thing either. Now then, Im guessing that where the digitizer is connected it's doing something odd OR..... i have put the cable in the wrong way around which seem's nigh on impossible as the connector on the micro ribbon (which looks like a 4 band/Pin micro ribbon cable) will not connect that way up or at least the pins don't look like they do on the digitizer.If it is possible to do this as It does mean Taking apart the screen once more Can Anyone or HP confirm this could be the case and im just being a fool in not realising it was as simple as that... (which is obviously isn't lol)Im very much at the point of sending this back to the client and telling them to send it back to HP as even at my level of technology savvy-ness this jsut seems ridiculous and I really cant see how or why this would occur. You dont use screens in the USA like we drive our cars in the UK do you? lol

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Yesterday my computer restarted due to a blue error message. Once the computer restarted my audio was working fine, and then it cut off. I shut the laptop down and left it over night. Today it has a red X over the audio symbol and it says "No Audio Output Device is installed"
I have tried:
troubleshooting
Restarting
Uninstalling the speaker driver, restarting, and reinstalling it
Disableing the speaker, restarting, enabling it
 
I am very upset because the laptop isn't even a year old!
 
I can't even use headphones to listen to audio on my laptop.
Model: m1-u0001dx
 

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Hello, I have an HP Pavillion x360 m3 convertible and it no longer turns on (screen is blank).  I've tried a number of different resets from what I've read but nothing is working.  I bought this computer 2 monts ago.  Right before it went blank it looked like it did some sort of update but i was unable to see what it was before it started.  The caps lock blinks 3 times slowly and then fast 5 times. Is that a factory reset i should try?  Helpppp Thanks! Joe. 

A:HP Pavillion x360 m3 DOES NOT TURN ON---caps lock blinking

Hello joebianc86,  If caps lock is blinking thrice , The memory module has gone bad !!   Please run the memory test : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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 Hi,These last days the mouse coursor was freezing. And sometimes even disappearing when touching the screen until today the mouse pad gone dead... I have plagged an external mouse and it is working perfectly. I am really sad about it because the laptop is not old at all. I have it only for some months... Any idea on how to fix it?Thanks in advance

A:Pavillion X360 Windows 10 Laptop mousepad stop working :(

Hello, please ensure you create a system restore point on the notebook and backup complete data.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03327545 please check with external mouse  uninstall the touchpad drivers from device manager  install the drivers from HP RECOVERY MANAGER  if not please install the drivers from HP WEBSITE  http://support.hp.com/us-en




I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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A:Wouldnt it be awsome if your ideas became a game?!?

I'm closing this as we're not here for you to benefit. This it advertising and is not allowed. Please do not post anything like this again and review the forum rules.

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I just bought a Hp pavilion gaming 15 and I have multiple issues. There seems to be a 30 fps lock in every game and when I plug in the charging cable  it stops. I also searched up a benchmark for the pc and IT says that in games like gta 5 max settings it should be getting 60fps. in my case I only get 20 fps when the charging cable is plugged in and also at minimum settings. Basically I'm not getting ful, fps out of my pc. I payed good money and can't play any games properly can anyone help me with this?

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I play Battlefield 4. Now many servers are using a higher tick rate than the standard minimum of 30. So some servers use 40, 50 or 60. When I am on a server that is using a higher tick rate the game is jittery.

I updated my network adapter driver from Intel. I have the I218-V network adapter.
It's now current - v12.13.17.4 - 6/18/2015.

Now when I play BF4 the frame rate is about 30 lower. I was wondering how to fix this problem, and also what adapter settings to use?

My link speed is set to 100 mbps. Energy efficient Ethernet is off.

System is up to date, including video card driver.

Vinders 7 Prof 64-bit, i7-4790k, Evga GTX980 FTW 4 gb, Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2, Asus VG278HE, G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866, 2 Intel SSD's, 3 Seagate Barracudas, FiOS Quantum 50/50.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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My problem is like this http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Pavilion-AK113NA-Keyboard-quot-stic...  please help

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Hi,

just built a Desktop PC after my last one packed up. I had a limited budget so really just went for a basic PC. I use it mostly for Digital Photography, Internet, Home Office and Games.

I hoped over the next few months to upgrade a few bits, again on a limited budget, has anyone any ideas for decent replacement parts?

The system consists of :-

2 gb Ram DDR2 800 (not sure make)
AMD+ X2 5600
ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus Mother board
X/Vision 512 mb GeForce 8500 GT Super SLI (PCI-E)
Creative SB Audigy 2 Z5
500 Gb HD (Sata)
250 Gb HD (Sata)
2x Sony DVD writers (IDE)
Power 450w

Now I wasn't sure about the memory I hoped to add another 2 Gb stick, however the manual says it needs to be paired, does this mean that I need two sticks exactly the same and will have to scrap the stick I bought or can I buy another stick with the same specifications?

I'm also thinking of a better graphics card as I didn't read the reviews on this before I bought it. Although any games I've run so far have run fine for me at 1280 x 1024 (I've not run anything bang up to date yet though).

Would upgrades or changes would you consider if this was your system and you were working to a tight budget?

thanks
 

A:PC upgrade ideas

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Alrighty, well after trying to figure out whats causing all my computer problems I finally am just going to break down and buy some new parts, but i dont know where to begin and what is good. So any advice you guys have is awesome.

Video card- Burnt (Was using Radeon 9800)
RAM- Dead (I was using (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM ))
Motherboard- Asus K8N-E Deluxe. (Im thinking I need a new one, this one doesn't have PCIE slots)
Sound- SoundMax integrated Chip.
PSU- eXtreme Power 650W. Made by Cooler Master
Processor- Athlon 64 3400+
Hard Disk
- Number of Hard Disk- 1
- General info- SMART: Version 1.1
- Other Info- IDE channel- Master Drive
- Size: 160 GB
- Cache: 8.192 GB

CD Rom Drive-Info
-IDE Channel: #2 Master drive
-Manufacturer- Sony
-Model- Sony RW DW-D22AReading CD-Rom :125x (22160 KB/s)
-Am i missing anything?

I don't have alot of money so be reasonable. And tell me what you think would be the most important thing to change, and what you would recommend.

Thanks
-Savassan
 

A:Needing to Upgrade, Any ideas?

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I have an ATI X1900XT video card but it now looks like its shot. So I am looking for a BETTER card to replace it with. I have a single 1.1 PCI-e x16 slot on my mobo. I am a regular gamer and need a card that can run any game on all max settings with a resolution of around 1440 x 900 or 1280 x 768. My monitor will most likely consist of a 32 LCD TV so I need a card that supports 720p / 1080i and has component video or HDMI outputs.

I have a price limit of $500. I plan to overclock the card in the future. The computer it will be used in is listed in my signature.

Also if it supported OpenGL 2.0 / DX 10 that would be nice. However it will be used on XP so I might have to get the DX10 drivers for XP.
 

A:Looking to upgrade from my ATI X1900XT. Ideas?

I don't think you could go wrong with an 8800GT for that kind of Money.
 

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My computer was an upgrade through the Windows 8 purchase from XP, to Windows 10 Preview and then to Windows 10 official update. It is Pro version. It seems to work correctly and has been updating as far as I can tell, except the last big update. It never shows the option to do that update and as advised I have been waiting. I had it on dual boot with Linux which I recently deleted and reset to 10 only.
My wife's laptop upgraded correctly weeks ago.
Any ideas?
glennc

A:Windows 10 won't upgrade, any ideas?

Not sure why you don't get the update, but, if you don't want to wait any longer, use this method.....................

Use one of the links below and download the current Windows 10 ISO:

Media Creation Tool ( MCT ) :
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

Tech Bench
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
Using MCT as example................
Download the Tool and run it.
Then select Create installation media for another PC
That will begin downloading the ISO file to your computer.
When download is completed, RIGHT click at the ISO > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
That will begin installing Windows 10.
You have the choice of keeping settings, files and apps, ot keeping nothing.
No product key is required.
Activation will be automatic.

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Hi Folks -  Forgive me if I'm missing a post that solves this problem, I've found some related but nothing that hits it exactly.  I have a new p50, and as many have, I got a cheap format (sata SSD 256gb, 16gb ram) so I could put my own drives in.  I got 'Windows 7 pre-loaded through downgrade rights' so the first thing I did was upgrade back to Windows 10.  Then I used Macrium to clone the drive to an external SATA box, and swapped in 2 1TB NVME's from Toshiba (OCZ RD400).   Used Macrium recovery media to clone back to one of the two SSD's, and? Nothing.  Windows won't start, gives error: Inaccessible_boot_device or words to that effect.  Yet, BIOS sees both NVME's, and they're in the boot order in the config, so? Then I thought, OK, let's just go straight to clean windows install.  I created a windows 10 install media, and: Won't install, says 'Windows can't be installed to this disk, because you can't boot off of this disk, please check your bios and make sure that a driver for the device is enabled'.  Yet, windows installer media sees both and can partition them, etc.  As above, BIOS sees the NVME's, which test out fine in system tests in the startup options.   If I put the old drive back, it starts up just fine and, indeed, will even boot off the USB/SATA drive, as long as that original Lenovo drive is in there.  Any ideas?  Thanks so much,&nbs... Read more

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Hi Folks -  Forgive me if I'm missing a post that solves this problem, I've found some related but nothing that hits it exactly.  I have a new p50, and as many have, I got a cheap format (sata SSD 256gb, 16gb ram) so I could put my own drives in.  I got 'Windows 7 pre-loaded through downgrade rights' so the first thing I did was upgrade back to Windows 10.  Then I used Macrium to clone the drive to an external SATA box, and swapped in 2 1TB NVME's from Toshiba (OCZ RD400).   Used Macrium recovery media to clone back to one of the two SSD's, and? Nothing.  Windows won't start, gives error: Inaccessible_boot_device or words to that effect.  Yet, BIOS sees both NVME's, and they're in the boot order in the config, so? Then I thought, OK, let's just go straight to clean windows install.  I created a windows 10 install media, and: Won't install, says 'Windows can't be installed to this disk, because you can't boot off of this disk, please check your bios and make sure that a driver for the device is enabled'.  Yet, windows installer media sees both and can partition them, etc.  As above, BIOS sees the NVME's, which test out fine in system tests in the startup options.   If I put the old drive back, it starts up just fine and, indeed, will even boot off the USB/SATA drive, as long as that original Lenovo drive is in there.  Any ideas?  Thanks so much,&nbs... Read more

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Hey, ive had this card for quite sometime and i was wondering if there are any good upgrade candidates? There is nothing wrong with the card and it actually runs all my games (even new ones) flawlessly. Is this card too perfect or are there better ones out there?

I heard about the recent release of the geforce 285gtx card...
 

A:Ideas for geforce 8800gtx upgrade?

There are newer and better ones out there but,as long as it
does what is needed,you might as well wait til the prices come
down.
No need to drop $500 on a card,when you can get it for less
than half that later.
 

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I am after a list of compatable CPU upgrades for my HP Pavillion 500-130, I have upgraded my PSU to thermaltake litepower 700, upgraded from 16 to 32 gig RAM and installed a gigabite GE Force 1060 graphics card, I am currently running Windows 10 home 64 bit and wish to know what is the best value for money CPU upgrade.

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