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Required modifications in hardware for purpose of heavy gaming

Q: Required modifications in hardware for purpose of heavy gaming

So i am a newbie in computer hardware and i need to modify my desktop to do some heavy gaming (Assassins creed Unity, BF4 etc).
I need to know which graphic card should i install, so as to run these games swiftly.
If there are any other changes other than graphic card, please do tell.
following are my desktop's config :

Processor - AMD A4-6300 AMU
MB - Gigabyte GA F2A55M-S1
4 GB DDR3 RAM
Power unit of 450W

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Preferred Solution: Required modifications in hardware for purpose of heavy gaming

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 http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Required modifications in hardware for purpose of heavy gaming

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I would love some help on the computer i want to build in the near future (couple months?)
The computer will be used for gaming, photoshop, web design, basicly everything but i love gaming so it has to be quite good at that.
Prices are from http://www.pricespy.co.nz/ as i am in New Zealand and the budget can be... NZD $3000-3999? (Theres no point using a US site like newegg etc, because they dont ship to NZ so if possible use the above as a reference on prices.)

No# - -Price - - - -Part + Info
1 -----405 INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6850 3.00Ghz 4m CACHE 1333FSB LGA 775 http://www.extremepc.co.nz/product_...=2317&osCsid=67caafb0aade48793ffbfe943bb629fb
1 -----460 Asus STRIKER EXTREME NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI(C55XE)S775 QuadCore nF680i-SLI 2xPCIEx16 RAID 2xGbLAN 13 http://pconlineshop.co.nz/pcshop/pr...=25773&RBTid=e013dd9c2f652305fd9a95cae38471c8
1 -----950 XFX PV-T80F-SHE9 EXTREME EDITION NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI-E 16X http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=11404
2 -----410 (205/each) DDR2 Ram Corsair 2GB (2x1024MB) PC6400 Ultra 800MHz 5-5-5-12 http://www.edenonline.co.nz/p.aspx?366001
1 -----180 Seagate SATAII NCQ 500GB 7200RPM 16mb Cache http://www.einfo.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?pName=seagate-500gb-7200rpm-sata
1 -----65 DVD Burner/RW ASUS DRW-1612BL Light-Scribe Dual Layer
1 -----230 Thermaltake ToughPower W0116 750W http://pcpacific.net/product_info.php?products_id=3462
2 -----780 (390/each) AOC 22" Widescreen 210V 5ms HDCP DCR 2000:1 http://www.sigma... Read more

A:Help building gaming/all purpose rig

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I'm about to start with my career in the writing field. I will have a lot of typing and research work. Need some advice on what configuration I should prefer in the laptop. My budget is $1500. I have shortlisted few options you can give your opinion on it, also please suggest if you find some better options.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Intel Core i7-6500 processor
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
14inch display
Intel HD graphics 520
HP Notebook

Intel Core i5 processor
Intel HD graphics 620
15.6 inches display
8GB RAM

1TB HDD
Thank you
 

A:Need some good option for hardware for writing purpose

addysmith97 said:





I'm about to start with my career in the writing field. I will have a lot of typing and research work. Need some advice on what configuration I should prefer in the laptop. My budget is $1500. I have shortlisted few options you can give your opinion on it, also please suggest if you find some better options.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Intel Core i7-6500 processor
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
14inch display
Intel HD graphics 520
HP Notebook

Intel Core i5 processor
Intel HD graphics 620
15.6 inches display
8GB RAM

1TB HDD
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The laptops you have mentioned vary greatly in terms of price. The laptops also have different processors. According to me for writing purpose you do not require a laptop with Intel Core i7 processor (also costs more). Rather buy a laptop with Intel Core i5 processor, but with SSD storage. You do not require any discrete graphics, integrated graphics will carry you far. Also, you can refer this source for more options: https://theconsumerbasket.com/best-laptop-for-writers/

https://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-E470-1366x768-i5-6200U-Windows/dp/B07887KY3Z/

https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Slim-i5-8250U-Processor-Fingerprint-UX330UA-AH55/dp/B075N1YHVK/

Wish you all the best. Thank you
 

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Hello my pc restarts when i play heavy games like gta v or witcher 3 but it dont when im playing games like league of legends.. at heavy gaming it restarts after 3-20 minutes without getting hotter than 65c both cpu gpu.. i have to mention something that i tried.. i use x2 24 inch monitor.. i try unplug the 1 monitor and i could play without restart for about 3 hours is it possibly a psu problem?also when i try funmark to gpu stress test it restarted at about 68c so my conclusion is that i have a failure psu but im not sure here my pc specs... intel core i5 4670k msi gtx760 psu corsair cx750m 1 ssd 1 hdd 8gb ram
 

A:PC RESTARTING WHILE HEAVY GAMING

here my pc specs... intel core i5 4670k msi gtx760 psu corsair cx750m 1 ssd 1 hdd 8gb ramClick to expand...

Most of the hardware/gaming experts here will tell you that the Corsair "CX" series power supplies are not designed for the demands of gaming.

Since I'm not a hardware/gaming expert, I can't advise you if that's part of the problem.

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I get Random BSOD when i play games like Far Cry 4, H1Z1(Alpha so might be game bugs), Arma 3.
They can occour from anything between 5 min into playing and 8 hours into playing. It doesn't happend when on standby or low use activities like web-browsing or watching youtube/netflix.
I suspect it has something to do with my displaycard driver because i get a line in bluescreen with hint too atikmdag.sys! I tried removing ati catalyst drivers sompletely and reinstalling them, but it did not work.

your tool for creating a zip-file doesnt seem to work properly, because when i ran the cmd prompt it retrieved the dump files, but did not create a zip file of them before deleting the folder it created with all the dump files. So what i did was i made a zip file myself that contains all the files it should have but in a zip file(all the files that was in the folder on the desktop before he deletes it).

Hope it containes all the info you need to find out why I got BSOD

A:Random BSOD during heavy gaming

Hello and welcome Nemesis mate I am not that good at reading these dump files yet and I am going to have a stab as I see you have been viewed a few times now and I shall get the ball rolling .

For starters if you can get the machine running I would like to see some temps first up so run this and post the results back. https://www.piriform.com/speccy

What I can see repeated a few times is hardware now what that hardware is could be anything but GPU's are a good first call place and so we need those temps.

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Hello,

I am looking for some good people that might be able to help me with some random (so far infrequent) freezes.

The freezes I am experiencing have happened 3 times in total so far while playing a game (this has happened with GW2, Lichdom Battlemage and Hitman Absolution).

I have some additional errors in the event logs but the one that seems to point out the crash is the critical one and maybe one of the kernel ones? I have been unable to solve the other errors on my own as well, but if they are not affecting the system it's fine.

Memory test via USB showed no errors and I have also tried to ensure that my overclock isn't causing an issue either, so I'm really not sure what it could be besides the mobo or graphics or something else entirely.

Many thanks in advance for any assistance!

A:Freeze/BSOD when gaming (or heavy use?)

As you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.

Event ID 41 Critical errors are Windows' way of saying it doesn't know why the system shut down. It can be caused by BSOD's, by hardware issues, or even by holding the power button down to shut off the computer. Please note the "BugCheck" entry just below the Event ID 41 Critical error - this is most likely the error that caused the system to shutdown unexpectedly.

MSI Afterburner (along with Riva Tuner and EVGA Precision) are known to cause BSOD's in some Windows systems (it's driver is usually RTCore64.sys). Please un-install them immediately!

All of the memory dumps are STOP 0x124 errorsThey are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- dirt/dust/hair/fur/crud inside the case. Blow out the case/vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum as they can cause damage to the system)
- missing Windows Updates
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers), older systems, or even pirated systems
- low-level driver problems
- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Di... Read more

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Hello everyone,

For the past few months, I've been getting BSOD mostly while playing various games. The past couple of days, I have been able reliably trigger BSOD while playing SW:Battlefront. The problem is getting worse--I've been able to play SW:B for hours with no issues in past months, but in the last couple days I can trigger BSOD in under 5 mins.

Ok, so technically it isn't a "blue screen"... it's black. The system does not power down, but I do lose video, and also audio shortly thereafter. Occasionally upon restart, I'll get an error message stating that the system recognizes the problem to be a bluescreen error.

Per forum instructions, I have attached two recent DM logs.

I have done very little in the way of troubleshooting prior to this other than some general research. I mainly suspect a bad GPU based on matching problem descriptions on various forums.

Any help with this issue is appreciated, and of course let me know if more information is required for accurate diagnosis.

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Hi

Recently purchased a computer, fully installed windows 7 + all the updates and drivers for my hardware, everything is up-to-date.

I am getting BSOD all over the place, i have tried the following

memtest
chkdsk
deleted partition
reinstalled windows
tried different sata slot
up-to-date drivers
scanned for virus/spyware
defragged hdd

Specs

Windows 7 SP 1 (64bit)

Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 Intel P67 DDR3 USB3+SATA3 Raid SLI+ CrossFire LGA1155 PCI-E
Intel Core i5 2400 Sandy Bridge 3.10GHz 6MB 95W LGA1155
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8
1TB 32MB 7200rpm SATAII
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVD Writer SATA
Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W 80Plus Power Supply
I will add all the mini dumps, i have no idea how to read/assess them so i'm hopeful someone will take a look and let me know what's wrong with this computer
thank you, i really appreciate it!

p.s i need to get to work (running late) so i don't have time to do the system health report/BSOD Dump & System File Collection app

i will do these later but for now i'm hoping someone could look at my minidumps that i've provided, there are 4 of them in the .rar

A:BSOD from idle desktop to heavy gaming

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rekuja


Hi

Recently purchased a computer, fully installed windows 7 + all the updates and drivers for my hardware, everything is up-to-date.

I am getting BSOD all over the place, i have tried the following

memtest
chkdsk
deleted partition
reinstalled windows
tried different sata slot
up-to-date drivers
scanned for virus/spyware
defragged hdd

Specs

Windows 7 SP 1 (64bit)

Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 Intel P67 DDR3 USB3+SATA3 Raid SLI+ CrossFire LGA1155 PCI-E
Intel Core i5 2400 Sandy Bridge 3.10GHz 6MB 95W LGA1155
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8
1TB 32MB 7200rpm SATAII
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVD Writer SATA
Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W 80Plus Power Supply
I will add all the mini dumps, i have no idea how to read/assess them so i'm hopeful someone will take a look and let me know what's wrong with this computer
thank you, i really appreciate it!

p.s i need to get to work (running late) so i don't have time to do the system health report/BSOD Dump & System File Collection app

i will do these later but for now i'm hoping someone could look at my minidumps that i've provided, there are 4 of them in the .rar



These were caused by a memory exception. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.
1-Memtest.

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My computer has been crashing after random time intervals for some weeks now. It crashes almost exclusively during gaming, BFBC2, ME2 and Borderlands atm at medium/high settings.

The crashes are identical. I experience a breif moment och lag/slowdown followed by the sound starting to loop and the screen flickering and then turning black. The sound keeps looping until the computer shutdowns (this only happens sometimes, after approximately 1 min.) or i turn it off by turning of the power (front buttons wont work, only PSU).

I am, to the best of my knowledge, using the latest drivers for at least the GPU and sound card.

The computer has been able to generate mindumps on some occations. I attached them as a rar-directory.

Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:Crashes during heavy gaming loads, no BSOD

Dumps blame atikmdag.sys, your ATI display drivers, may be also caused by overheating

(Do these steps even if you have already reinstalled the ATI drivers)

- Boot into safe mode with networking
- Uninstall the ATI drivers including Catalyst Control Center
- Use driver sweeper to remove leftover ATI display driver files Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (This step is important)
- Reboot into safe mode with networking
- Install the latest drivers. For 32-bit OS For 64-bit OS
- Reboot into normal mode


Code:
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000094, fffff88004956119, fffff88002148fb8, fffff88002148820}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+d3119 )

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I have an HP Pavilion Notebook dv8040us (Yeah, I know shoot me already, I've had nothing but problems with the company itself and the computers). Up until recently, I've had NO problems running games like World of Warcraft smoothly and honestly above average. About two months ago for no apparent reason I was forced to reduce all of my games settings (draw distance, terrain detail, etc.) to the lowest possible just to function, as the characters and camera angle moved like they were in a STROBE LIGHT.

First off, this is NOT a problem with the game software itself, although maybe some sort of incompatibility with something that has changed in my computer? The frustrating part is nothing was really changed directly prior to the new problem. To try to fix things myself, I did all the typical idiot-proof solutions. I did a few system recoveries, going all the way back for months. I've done a complete reinstall of windows, to make sure something wasn't just funky. I updated (and downgraded to past versions, just to check) all my drivers for my graphic card and processor. I suspect if it IS a hardware issue, it's one of these two? I did the same for DirectX.

How EXACTLY do I test to see if this is a hardware or software issue? I've been looking around for some sort of benchmark but honestly this is over my head and I'm not sure where to start. Is there any sort of program I can run that will pull out some data that I can post here to be interpreted, o... Read more

A:Unknown Source Of Heavy Graphic Lag In Gaming!

*bump*

If anyone could give at least a suggestion on where to turn... I'm at the end of my ropes. Is there no way a non-computer technician can run a diagnostic on her computer to see if/what portions of her hardware are malfunctioning?

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Operating system is windows 7 home prem 64 bit. All stock Dell Inspiron 560 loaded and ready (Q8300 @2.5 ghz with 6 MB ram w/basic graphic and sound cards). Only software changes I've done were to load AVG and malware bytes upon delivery in June 2010. Computer drivers and hardware seem to be mostly 2006 vintage. All I do is surf with this computer. I store no files and documents of any size. No gaming. Computer has worked flawlessly for the past year except for an occasional virus or malware hit where the virus scanners weeked them out.

Currently getting a BSOD as often as every hour this past week. This first started happening a month or so ago when opening a thread on a blog to just read it. I thought I picked up a virus or malware and ran my usual stuff but nothing was found. Ran some earlier restore points to no avail. I eventually ended up running memory diagnostics. During the software portion it noted that I had a hardware problem. The software side passed fine. Then I ran the hardware portion and it came out clean. It then ran with no problems for a few weeks when it returned a few days ago worse than ever. It seems that having multiple web pages open tend to give a BSOD. Even running AVG, malware bytes, adware, and SFC /SCANNOW dumped the system.

A:BSOD while surfing the web - no gaming or heavy duty usage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Brian Keefe


Operating system is windows 7 home prem 64 bit. All stock Dell Inspiron 560 loaded and ready (Q8300 @2.5 ghz with 6 MB ram w/basic graphic and sound cards). Only software changes I've done were to load AVG and malware bytes upon delivery in June 2010. Computer drivers and hardware seem to be mostly 2006 vintage. All I do is surf with this computer. I store no files and documents of any size. No gaming. Computer has worked flawlessly for the past year except for an occasional virus or malware hit where the virus scanners weeked them out.

Currently getting a BSOD as often as every hour this past week. This first started happening a month or so ago when opening a thread on a blog to just read it. I thought I picked up a virus or malware and ran my usual stuff but nothing was found. Ran some earlier restore points to no avail. I eventually ended up running memory diagnostics. During the software portion it noted that I had a hardware problem. The software side passed fine. Then I ran the hardware portion and it came out clean. It then ran with no problems for a few weeks when it returned a few days ago worse than ever. It seems that having multiple web pages open tend to give a BSOD. Even running AVG, malware bytes, adware, and SFC /SCANNOW dumped the system.


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I am looking at buying this laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220182

I will use it mainly for gaming. Is it a good choice? It has the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU. How good is this card? Will it allow me to play any game currently out on the market on all max detail settings on the stock resolution (1680 x 1050)? How far from the top of the line (as far as Nvidia cards go) is this card?
 

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT for moderate / heavy gaming?

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Hello, I have been having Black Screens of Death starting about 6 months ago. These BSOD 95% of the time occur when under heavier loads such as World of Warcraft + a few other heavy loads. The other 5% is just browsing. It mainly started when I would boot up my computer and see American Mega Trends cpu fan error press 1 to continue. I checked my temps with Cpu/Gpu/speedfan and the temps are around 30-50 degrees celsius when idle/heavy load.

I dbanned my computer yesterday to finally narrow down if it was hardware related (I knew it was most likely since the BSOD error code is said to almost always be a hardware related issue). I have done several tests consisting of using memtest etc... to test ram etc...(I followed the answer advice to other peoples basic hardware problems found in tech forums such as this as to use these programs) to my surprise I got no errors at all (I did these tests the past few days).

Now I am 99% positive it is hardware related the problem is I don't know which piece of hardware has failed.

P.S. my BSOD usually happen within the same time period when doing heavy loads. (such as 2minutes into world of warcraft and several other things). The monitor goes black I hear a buzz and then the computer reboots. The computer would get BSOD occasionally the past several months however, the past few months have been terrible. Everything looks fine inside my computer and it is clean as well.

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A:BlackSOD 256 124 Hardware problem. Usually under heavy loads.

A stop 0x124 is usually a hardware issue.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

If possible, plan to update the BIOS, too.

And, fill up your system specs.
See your system specs and fill it up here.

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I've put Windows 7 on two older PCs:

P4A (533 MHz FSB Prescott, Socket 478) 2.8 GHz, Geforce FX5200, 768 MB RAM
Celeron (400 MHz FSB Willamette) 1.7 GHz, Integrated Graphics, 1.125 MB RAM

The former has absolutely no problems, even if Aero is running. I'm sure serious multitasking could give it trouble, but it's fine otherwise.

The second runs well with all of the eye canding disabled. The integrated graphics, unfortunately, push the processor a bit further than it would like to go. I'd put a dedicated PCI GPU in it if I knew one with low power requirements. I tried to put a PCI 8400 GS (or something of the sort; cheap nVidia PCI card), and it would POST, but failed to boot.

I've installed Windows 7 on a Duron 800M with 512 MB RAM and integrated video before, but I didn't attempt to run it. I have a feeling that it would run fine if it wasn't for the integrated video.

Why do people assume Windows 7 is very demanding? Anyone have any ideas on a low-power video card for the Celeron?

A:Is there a reason people assume Windows 7 is hardware-heavy?

probably because it is windows..... xp was demanding but no where near as bad as the suck hole known as vista. vista made me change to mac, i couldnt find a battery for my last apple notebook so ended up with this compaq cq56-115dx with windows 7 and windows 7 is a huge improvement, its still not apple quality yet.

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Hi,

I'm new to these forums so forgive me if i have missed anything that's required.

I have problem with my system, that ANY game that requires a CD to be in the drive to run the game, won't work.

It will ask for the cd, I can put the cd in, it will then start to load (displaying the splash loading screen) and then simply disappear, nothing will happen, the process will simply vanish from task manager.

I've tried using the autorun from the cd first aswell, no change.

I have no idea how to solve this. The cd drive(s) themseleves work absolutely fine, I can run DVD's, Audio's, explore, use setup files etc. Absolutely everything works the way it should, except when I use a game that requires a CD.

Here's list of things I've looked at:

Multiple Video Card Drivers.
Multiple XP states (SP1,SP2)
DxDiag Works fine
Updating the Game (although it is multiple games)

Looking foward to your help,

Cheers,

Gunslinger
 

A:Cd Required Gaming Problems, Please help.

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

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System Information
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Code:

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

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

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

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

Any reasonable Nvidia or ATI graphics card will do.

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

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

I hope this helps.

Oli

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Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.
Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker
My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.
Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)
Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400
The details view of this entry contains further information.



I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.
Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 as well). I am using drivers from https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...D... Read more

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Edit: Posted this on the wrong forum! DOH. Reported as this is for Windows 8, not 7.

Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.

Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)

Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400

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I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.

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Edit: Posted this on the wrong forum! DOH. Reported as this is for Windows 8, not 7.

Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.

Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)

Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400

The details view of this entry contains further information.
I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.

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My system uses an Intel Pentium 4 CPU (3.00GHZ 2.99 GHz) with 3GB RAM
I have been using Windows 7 Ultimate for a couple of years.
On a seperate partition I had installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview which ran OK.
Now I would like to replace this with a later (prerelease) version of W8 but I get a message saying:

This PC can't run Windows 8 - Your PC's CPU isn't compatible with Windows 8.

So, what hardware should one really have for Windows 8 ??

A:What hardware is really required?

You need a CPU with the NX (no execute) capability. It goes by different names on different CPUs but generally "NX" or "NX bit" works when doing goggle searches about it. Such as "Does the Pentium 4 support the NX bit?"

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I have recently installed Win2k on an old Ascentia notebook (in order to make it easier to set up a small network). I have been fiddling around installing various bits of hardware (USB card, network card, ADSL, scanner etc.) and software. Somewhere in the process I have started to get a message asking me to install the drivers for VID_04E6PID_80000002 . (it is also visible under Other Devices in device manager).
I have tried letting it search for a driver including on the net but it cant find one.

The only reference I can find on google is some site that lists it as a key phrase used on search engines!!! - clearly others are confused as well.

There is one other reference at http://www.datafabusa.com/tbs_pp_card_reader.htm but that winds up telling me to "install the right drivers" which is the problem anyway!!

Does anybody know
what it is
where can I get a driver
does it matter anyway
should I just remove it from the hardware profile
or anything else of use.

Thanks.
 

A:Driver Required. Hardware not known.

Found http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/...umId=2&admit=716493758+1079096296875+28353475 don't know if it will help.
 

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How can I tell if an older desktop (about 10 years) is wireless capable?
 

A:hardware required for wireless???

If you buy a wireless PCI card, you'll have the required hardware. The wild card here is what version of Windows is this thing running and what's the rest of the hardware look like? It may be tilting at windmills to be upgrading it at this point.
 

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hi, since my old gaming pc became so outdated and un-able to play modern games to a satisfying standard i decided it was time for a completely new pc. However instead of buying a pre-assembled pc ive decided to buy the parts seperatley and build the pc myself. Ive assembled a few computers at school and in my free time so i have a fairly good understanding on how to construct the pc, the only problem is picking the correct parts to put into the pc. I dont have a fixed budget however i would like the final cost to come somewhere around the 500 - 600 mark. Anymore than that is getting to expensive for me at the moment. This is the current specification i was thinking about using, anyone care to cast their opinions or advice?

Cpu - Intel i3 560 3.33Ghz 112.50
Hdd - Western digital caviar black sata 6 gb/s 640 gb 49.98
Psu - Novatech powerstation gaming silent ATX2 600W 49.98
Ram - Kingston DDR3 4Gb 55.00
Optical drive - Samsung S223C 15.98

however i do not know which motherboard or graphics card would be best for this gaming rig? or if the hardware ive chosen is worth the money or if im better off going for a more powerful component?

any help would be much appreciated, thank you
 

A:Gaming PC build, expert advice required

What about other components like monitors, mouse, and os. Do you have those yet?
 

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Hi Guys,
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm not that understanding of hardware requirements etc . . . I'm considering buying a Kodak Hero Wireless printer, to replace a cable-connected Epson Deskjet.
Please can you tell me whether my PC (HP Pavilion) is likely to be able to connect with the wireless printer i.e. does mine have the relevant 'network' card/configuration' . . . . I've noticed it has something called a 1394 network adaptor . . . is this what I need? . . . but also noticed from the information below that it says 'Network Drives - none detected' . . . does this mean I'm missing a network card in my PC that would be needed to connect wirelessly to the printer??? . . . . .

Operating System System ModelWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061 RB107AA-ABU t3449.uk 0nF0211RE101ASTER00
System Serial Number: CZX6206N61 GB620
Enclosure Type: DesktopProcessor a Main Circuit Board b2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ECS Asterope 1.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.24 01/18/2007Drives Memory Modules c,d160.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
62.39 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202N [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
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i got this error message trying to play supreme commander forged alliance..

im running a radeon 9200 on win xp pro sp2
any ideas??

thanks,
 

A:hardware based instancing required

Hi,

I would hazzard a guess at a game issue not hardware as it may appear. You may want to try contacting THQ or reading through the known issues first.

http://support.thq.com/system/web/view/selfservice/templates/FRAMELESS_THQ/ContactSupport.jsp
 

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I am in a small office environment with several old desktop office computers on a basic windows 98 peer to peer network

Our desktop computers are pretty well beat up and we will replace them with Dell units picked out via the dell internet web site.

question I have is what is a good basic CPU power and real memory requirement for windows XP Pro.

I am assuming XP Pro is the way to go over home edition for our little office.

also we have a number of laptops running office 2000 that we do not want to have to replace or upgrade due to costs involved.

we will get office 2002 or whatever is current on these office desktops preloaded probably by Dell. How will excel, word, and access share files created between the laptop office 2000 and the office desktop office 2002

thanks in advance for feedback

dave
 

A:Windows xp Pro basic hardware required

All of the new PC's you get will be up to XP specs and will probably have it installed. One causion though...make sure you get XP Pro if you ever plan to do a real domain style network as XP Home won't cut it. I would get Pro regardless even though I hate XP.

Your office programs might have a problem between versions and it's best to keep the versions the same between all PC's on the network.
 

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Hi, i have a problem with my computer freezing when i play a game called football manager.
Only really use the computer for the internet and playing football manager and the computer only ever freezes after about 10-15 mins of playing football manager. This game is manily a hugen database as it uses only names and numbers and stuff. So it seems more of a processing game then a graphics game.
Latly my computer has been freezing whist goinh on the internet and im starting to think its something to do with the graphics card.
heres my computers specs if this will help,
processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 @ 2.33ghz
graphics card: Nvidia geforce 9800GT
Ram: 8GB
Power supply : 420watts
Hard drive: 1TB
i was wondering is this problem causes by maybe lack of power or graphics card i dont no please help??
Thanks urgent help if possible
 

A:Computer freezes whilst gaming urent help required???

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Is this a factory built big brand machine like HP or Dell? If so, what is the exact make and model and have you upgrading anything in it?

How old is the machine and what operating system are you using (XP, Vista, 7) and is it 32 or 64 bit?

The Power supply may be a problem, depending the age of the machine, the quality of the power supply and the info I have asked for above.
 

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Hi everyone!

I have a laptop that needs a bit of jazzing up!
I am looking at memory options
It currently runs 2gb ram and I want to make it 4gb.
I looked on toshiba's website and it said:

System memory
standard : 2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB
maximum expandability : 4,096 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)

I know its pretty obvious, but i just wanted to make sure for definite that that DOES mean I can run x2 2gb sticks.

Thanks! xxx
 

A:Solved: Help required regarding maximum system hardware capacity - Thanks!

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Hi,

Joined today just so I can put this little problem out there and see if someone can shed some light on it as it has baffled me somewhat.
I have 4gb of RAM installed on Windows 7 32-bit , I know that 32-bit won`t allow me to use all of it, but I believe I should be able to access at least 3.5Gb.
Anyway, I can only use 2.5Gb as alot is Hardware Reserved ( 1538Mb to be precise ), I could accept that fact if the following didn`t happen - this is what is confusing me no end.
When I remove one strip of RAM ( I have 2x 2gb ) , the memory obviously drops to 2gb, BUT, the hardware reserved memory also drops  - to 2MB!!
As soon as I put the other strip back in and go back to 4Gb I`m suddenly hit with the 1538Mb Hardware reserved again.
To try diagnosing things, I removed my PCI graphics card and used the onboard VGA. The hardware reserved memory then dropped to 750Mb, so I came to the conclusion that the graphics card is taking 750mb. But ( this is what confuses me ) , when I only have 2gb installed the hardware reserved is 2mb , so nothing is been reserved for the graphics card in this case, and whatever is using the other 750mb doesn`t take it either!

I need the VGA card installed as I use two monitors at work and the card is dual head.
Can anyone tell me why the hardware reserved memory rockets up to 1538Mb when I have the 4gb installed, yet is only 2mb with 2gb installed?
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A:Hardware Reserved Memory is high - advice/opinions required..

Hello Ade,
 
Everything you describes sounds about right to me. The more memory you add, the more Windows will try to allocate; however, with only 2 GBs installed, windows (probably) cannot allocate memory to specific functions because it may have to swap programs in and out of memory as required. However, once you up it to 4 GBs, a new allocation scheme kicks in. First off, windows will take (up to) a full 1GB of memory off the top due to your 32 bit OS limitation. How much it takes off depends on your chipset limitations and/or your bios restrictions. So, when you upped the memory to 4 GBs, windows decided there was now enough memory to allocate a specific amount to the graphics function, and it appears that allocation will vary (on your machine) based on whether or not you are using onboard graphics or an external graphics card.

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Nvidia's G-Sync technology is currently available on a handful of displays but the cost of entry isn't cheap. That's because the current crop of monitors require custom hardware to work their gaming magic - a requirement that soon won't be...

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A:Nvidia G-Sync technology is coming to laptops, no custom hardware required

LOL the G-Sync module was only ever used to verify 100% that someone was using a Nvidia GPU. What a bunch of crooks...
 

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I have a intel core 2 duo E7500 processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM,ECS G41T M7 motherboard running windows 7 ultimate of 32 bit.Which graphics card should i buy,along with what other necessary upgrades if i want to play games like max payne 3, mafia 2, cod black ops without lagging?
 

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is there anyway of updating the hardware on this to play games eg gta v and games on steam . any info would be appreciated. N7J42EA#ABU

A:updating hardware for gaming

Is this it? HP Notebook 15-ac107na http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04795582.pdf?ver=1.0 No you are just too far away from a competent gaming laptop. You have basically a netbook processor and weak graphics.  Sell that laptop to someone who just wants to do office stuff and Pinterest and get a gaming laptop. 

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I've selected all components for a gaming pc.
-I do not plan to upgrade any parts, I want to use all parts as long as possible
-I won't overclock any parts or use SLI
-I hardly ever turn the pc off
-I prefer a quiet pc

These are some questions I have:
-Is the case still good for these hardware?
-Will all parts fit in this case and are they all compatible?
-Is there enough cooling/ airflow or do I need additional cooling?
-which parts are "too strong" or "too weak" compared to other components?

These are the components I selected:
Older parts:

-windows xp pro
-case: Antec SonataII (3 years old, without PSU)
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129155
-2 IDE hard disk
-2 SATA II hard disk
-1 DVD-player
-1 DVD-recorder
-1 floppy drive

New parts:
-Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128372

-Processor: Intel E8400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

-RAM Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5K2/4G - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134582

-Power Supply: Corsair 650TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

-Videocard: EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130370
 

A:hardware components for a gaming pc

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I am thinking about making an ultimate gaming machine, and I've seen quite a few versions of what people think belongs in an ultimate gaming machine, and I just wanted to know what people suggest for the following things: Processor, motherboard, and video card (Is the new NVidia going to be the general best card?). Thanks for you thoughts!
 

A:Suggest hardware for gaming machine?

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Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum so please forgive me if this post is in the wrong threads.

Anyway, I'm looking to do some gaming, not really high graphic demanding games but decent. Id like for some good advice on hardware upgrades, Ive listed my system specs below. I think i need a new graphics card ,but im not sure seeing as Ive never play a game on this computer.

Motherboard: ASUStek Model:Salmon Chipset: HPSIS760 Anthlon 64
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
Graphics Card: SIS 760
RAM:1.2GB
OS: Windows XP Service Package 3

Let me know if any other information is needed to make the suggestions.
 

A:Computer hardware suggestions for gaming

Assuming your PC has a PCI-Express slot you could upgrade the graphics but you may also need to upgrade your power supply and your CPU is pretty low end so you want to find a video card that would match the CPU.

What's your budget for upgrades? What games do you want to play?
 

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Hi, I'm asking for help here because a friend of mine is asking for my help, but I don't have enough knowledge on this subject to do so. So... anyways, here goes:

I'm helping someone build a computer. His current computer has a P4 processor, 1gig of memory, and an All-In-Wonder ATI videocard. Not the greatest computer, of course, but at the time it did the job. He has bought this particular videocard not only to be able to play most video games on the market (at the time he got it), but also because of its ability to show tv channels, and to record "VHS-to-DVD" videos on the computer - features that he still wants to get with its new computer. He also often uses the videocard's computer-to-tv cable connection to play DVDs from his computer and to watch them on his [non-HD]TV. The thing is, his All-In-Wonder ATI videocard had several physical and driver-related problems in the past, and he had so many problems getting decent help from the ATI technical center (actually, the "help" he got from them made the problem even worse) that he now wants to go with Nvidia videocards, since their technical support is way better.

My question is: Knowing that he does want to play with most recent videogames (such as Half-Life 2 Ep.2 or Oblivion) at pretty decent speed, is there a Nvidia alternative to ATI's All-In-Wonder card that would be good for both tv watching AND for gaming? If not, is there a certain piece of hardware out there that woul... Read more

A:Help finding gaming & tv recording hardware

For gaming I'd get a good Nvidia video card and for TV I'd get a Hauppauge TV card. Here are a few to look at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2E16815116625,N82E16815116606,N82E16815116633
 

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I've read a few threads on this problem but none of them really solved my problem.

This has never happened before on my laptop but after I did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro, this problem started to show up. I went back to Windows 7 (Factory default) but the problem still persists.
I used to game with no problem but now when I game for around 10-20mins (when laptop starts heating up) my hardware interrupts shoot up to 20-30% of my CPU (process monitor), ive used latencymon to try to find the problem and it seems to be "ACPI.sys". Read around and tried disabling some device but did not fix the problem?

I've tried:
- disabling anything that was able to be disabled in device manager
- re installed drivers/ checked drivers
- updates

Is there any other solutions I can try to fix this problem? (I want to leave updating my BIOS as a last option as this problem was never there before)

A:Hardware Interrupts taking 20%-30% of CPU after gaming

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I'm wrestling with how best to remedy some sluggish gaming. (Alas, I'm trying to play holiday gifts without having to buy a new pc!) People have suggested (rightly or wrongly) that I look into two upgrades: more RAM and/or a better graphics card.

The basics of what I have: Dell Dimension XPS T700r. PIII. 384 MB ram. NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64. Win 98 SE. Defrag regularly.

First, if I go from 384 to 514 ram, it'll help apps generally, but will it make a visible difference to gaming? What about from 384 to 640?

Second, the Dell rep said that they had no compatable graphics cards in stock, but was not clear on what graphics cards would be compatable with my system. Anyone out there know / have experience on what graphics cards I should be looking at? (Especially those that won't break the bank!)

Third, is there something else I should be looking at?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!!
 

A:Solved: Hardware upgrades for sluggish gaming?

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When I got my HP Envy Dv7-7223cl laptop from Walmart, I had for one simple purpose: To play today's hottest games. That was two years ago and now times have changed since then. On my Steam account (which is the same name on this site if you wanna add me ), the newest game on my wishlist is Grand Theft Auto 5. I have played a lot on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 and now it's time to play it on the PC. Only problem though, apparently my graphics card is not powerful enough.

I have looked at the minimum requirements and the only two requirements that my system doesn't meet is the processor and the graphics driver. Everything else is good enough even for recommended requirements. The minimum requirements for the processor is an AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor at 2.5 GHz. My processor is an AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core Processor at 1.9 GHz. Although mine is also a quad-core processor, it does not have the required power at minimum requirements for GTA 5.

The minimum requirements for the graphics driver is the AMD HD 4870 driver which runs 1GB of memory. My graphics drivers is the AMD Radeon HD 7640G driver which runs 512 MB of memory. So it's obvious this isn't going to be enough.

Now what can I do about this? Well I have two options, either I buy a new PC which isn't likely gonna happen, or I update the hardware on my laptop. Well I know it is possible to change the hardware on a PC, but I have some questions.

1.) Is this possible for a factory-built PC?

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A:Can I upgrade my laptop's hardware?: For gaming purposes

Laptops are not meant for gaming.

About the only thing you can do is add memory

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For quite some time I have been wanting to build a new desktop gaming computer so I could play games like The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series, Just Cause 2, GTA, and other such games the way they were meant to be played. Ever since I got into playing video games back when I was 7 or 8, I have always been on consoles. Until this March, I never even had a computer that was capable of playing much at all.

This cruddy laptop only cost me $299, but it can play a lot of decent games on medium settings. I got it for my birthday in March from a combination of family members. We've never really had a lot of money to throw around on recreational things, but times have changed somewhat. I graduated high school in May, and since June I have been working at FedEx. The first $2,500 I made I didn't even keep a cent of it. I gave it all to my mom to help out with the family, but FedEx's peak season finally ended last Friday, and I made quite a bit of money.

I figure it's finally time to treat myself to the dream PC that I have always wanted. My budget is loosely based on about $1,200, but I do not want to spend that much at all if I don't have to, but I will spend a bit more if it means avoiding corner-cutting performance in favor of price.

WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IN A DESKTOP PC:
-Be able to play Skyrim on Ultra (maxed out) settings
-Be able to use some texture and graphics mods (like 2k textures and ENB stuff) on top of that
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Hi, We are working on an open-source game-engine and we need to find a good balance between engine features and compatibility with available hardware that it is being used widely by Linux users. Please help us by joining this cause :

http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/521555

Best Regards, Siavash.
 

A:Linux gaming hardware specs survey

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

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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!
 

A:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

Go with an ASUS board. I've been runing them for about 4 years and haven't haed a problem with them and I've run about 3 of them. Do yourself a favor though, make sure you run DDR2 Dual channel. You'll thank yourself for it.
 

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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!
 

A:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

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Which desktop would be the best gaming system in a budget of $1200?

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I have used for the last 8 years a logitech trackball I like the fact I dont have to move all over the table to use it just a thumb. I was wondering if a laser mouse is that much better to the point should I switch to a laser mouse with 800 resolution from my trackball with 300dpi would I notice it in gaming?
 

A:gaming hardware ,Laser Mouse or Trackball.

Personally I have never wormed up to the trackballs, but I can tell you that my Revolution MX is very comfortable and at the beginning was incredibly precise but after a while it started glitching unofrtunetly I bought it in the us and I can't get a guarantee over here:-(
All i can tell you is that when the mouse was in perfect shape it worked great on various surfaces. soemtimes I would watch movies from my bed which is about 3-4 meters from the computer and on the nonsmooth drapes (Not even straight) it would still work perfectly.
 

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Had a question about my frame rates. I recently built a computer with the intention of building a decent gaming rig. Did a decent amount of research and had a friend to fill in the blanks. I did not initially buy a video card, but later upgraded because I was not content with the quality of the games, videos, etc. I would like to know if my processor may be gimping my system.

These are my specs:

ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
4GB (2 x 2GB) Desktop Memory
Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card

I would appreciate any input.

Thank you.
 

A:Question about gaming frame rates and hardware

Since there is no processor listed it would be impossible to answer that question. What Brand and model is your power supply?
 

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