Hiya, i've asked many questions here but i forgot to ask one question which is regarding my old motherboard, I'm giving my Old motherboard to my sister. and she would like to upgrade the graphics card on it. So i ask you today to see if the motherboard is compatible with the graphics card i will purchase. Thanks in advance.
motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE
Graphics card: MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card.
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That GPU may be a little to much for that board. Also requires 200 watts of extra power. You be better of with some a little less.
I have an old Compatibles by Compaq scanner/keyboard that worked with win98, but I can't seem to get it to work with XP.
It's connects thru one of my serial ports. Does anyone know how to or if it can work with XP?
see if they put out drivers for xp
i had to replace my scanner because of no drivers for xp
I've decided to try my hand at building my own PC. I intend it to be a medium - high end gaming computer. I've got everything figured out (at least I hope) I'm just wanting a second opinion about my choice of motherboard and CPU. I'm pretty sure they are compatible, at least in theory, I was just wondering if anyone had any first hand experience with them, or any advice for me. Hey, if you feel like it, recommend something bigger and better. I have a pretty good budget for this (within reason of course, nothing too outrageous).
CPU : AMD Phenom X4 9950 Quad Core Processor 2.60GHz, 4MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Retail, Socket AM2+, with Fan (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4016668&CatId=3496)
Motherboard : FX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3930721&CatId=13)
One big question I have, however, is whether a GeForce 8800GT graphics card with its super long design would fit correctly or at all in that motherboard. The 2nd PCI-E slot has to be the first one used, so I couldn't put it in the top slot. I think it would fit, but not quite sure.
Anyways, thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to have a read through this, and an extra thanks to anyone with any advice or comments.
why can u not use the first slot? the only problem should be with the case. put the mem. in before u put the video card in.
I just need to know, if these parts are compatible with each other. I am a ''N00B'' pc builder...
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NL €
1 x Intel® Core™ i3-3220
1 x MS-TECH CA-012
1 x LG GH24NS70
1 x ASRock H61M-DG3/USB3
1 x HGST HDS721050CLA362
1 x Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit (2x4096)
Thanks in advance
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I know no one knows everything that is compatible and not, but hopefully all of you put together can pick up most of these items. Hope its not to many, just if u know any that are compatible or arent just leave a message thanks - Link below is a picture of all the hardware i am going to purchase to make and go with my computer. Thanks guys!
(click to zoom in if you cannot read it)
Planning too upgrade till bulldozer next month,was wondering if anyone could tell me if these components are compatible with an FX-8150?
Any help much appreciated
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I am wanting to add more ram to my system.
I have this motherboard:
MSI Z77A-GD55 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
I already have this ram:
4GB Mushkin Blackline #996659B (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
I want to add another 4GB is there anything I should know before I buy some?
You should always try to install RAM in matched sets whenever possible. If I'm going to add more memory I always buy the same speed from the same manufacturer.
Is the standard RAM in a Dell Optiplex GX270 compatible with a Dell Intel Pentium 4 processor pc? I want to know if it's possible to transfer that RAM to my old intel pc.
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http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-8800-640...9453&sr=8-1How do I check if it's capable for my Computer?
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newbie wanting some conformation here...
This is my motherboard
-Two 184, 2.5 V SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
-266/200 MHz DDR SDRAM interface
-designed to support upto 2gb of system memory
This the ram I need right?
I was wondering if you guy can show me a better brand and if possible if I can get a higher speed than pc2100.
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I am looking into building my own computer. As this will be my first time I am in need of some help. I need to know if I bought the following parts if they would be compatible. I would also want to know of any ways I could spend less money in the process.
If I am missing anything or if there is something that should be adapted plz reply.
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I just got 2 2gb sticks of Balistix Crucial. Can I still fill my last two dimm slots with my old RAM? 2 1gb sticks of OCZ. They are both 800mhz pc6400. The crucial RAM has CL-4-4-4-12. The ocz RAM is 4-5-5. My mobo guide says to use the RAM with the same CAS Latenc. Which number is the CAS Latency? My bios says its the first number, the 4. So far no problems with this setup but ive only had it for an hour or two.
You need to check the maximum amount of RAM supported by your motherboard.
And yes, the first number in the timings is the CAS latency.
I'm upgrading my current PC and I want to make sure that everything I chose was the best and also compatible. If anyone has any suggestions on what hardware I should get, please feel free to tell me.
- CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041
- CPU Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019
- GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130368
- Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284
*Note: For the CPU, I know the Extreme is better than the Core 2 Quad but I'm not spending 1K on a processor.
- Also, I'm especially unsure of what motherboard to get that is the best.
I like this line of coolers over Zalman
DDC 1/2B compatible
What is this and what does it mean. I have a laptop hooked up to a tv that works and I have 2 newer laptops that don't work. Tech support for the TV says it might be drivers but He did not really seem to know a whole lot. I saw this in the documentation and am trying to figure out what exactly it means????????????????
So i have a noob question, but im getting quite confused looking at PSU's for my Asus P5Q PRO motherboard.
The manual says it needs a 24 pin main connector and an 8 pin 12v cpu connector.
The pictures on newegg for the PSU's usually just show a picture of the main connector and the cpu power but it just shows a 4 pin, but under "features" it will say either say "1 x 12V(4/8Pin)" or "1 x 12V(P4)" and "1 x 12V(8Pin)" below it.
Do all ATX12V / EPS12V PSUs come with an 8 pin 12v connector or what?
Also when it tells how many rails it has whether it be single or 3 or whatever, what does that mean. I'd like to make sure i get a PSU thats compatable.
Thanks in advance for any help.
This one is selling in a combo deal with your motherboard
Combo deal for reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.141834
Power Supply on its own: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182069
Note: normally I don't support reply on what to buy, but just found this on a quick search on your motherboard specs
I want to use CPU from a Toshiba A205 in a Toshiba A105. They're both use Intel Centrino Duo processors.
Are they compatible?
How do you know?
You will have to try and find out the socket number for the motherboard in it. You can use a program called CPUZ I think which is free to download. I think this is the way to go at this any one back me up?
my name is calmat and i have just joined your windows 8 forum and i would like to ask what anti-virus
can i use on my laptop because i tried to install MSE and it has told me that this antivirus programme
is not compatible with windows 8.
MSE stopped with Win 7 and has been replaced with built in Windows Defender on Win 8. 3rd party anti virus all have pros and cons and are a matter of choice whether to install them or not. Often they will react differently on different computers.
I personally use only WD and Malwarebytes Pro only. They have served me well and have had no problems. There are many posts in this forum showing the benefits of one or the other. As always, use common sense when visiting unknown sites and don't open unsolicited email attachments.
I Have A K8s-la Asus Motherboard, Amd 64 3400+ 200 Mhz Clawhammer Processor, And My Current Power Supply Is A Hipro 300w (the One Compaq Puts In) Its Ac Input Is 100-127v/8a,200-240v/4a The Dc Output Is +5v/25v, +12v/19a,+3.3v/18a,-12v/0.8a,+5vsb/2a I Dont Know What That Stuff Means In Related To How It Powers A Video Card Thats Just What I Read Off The Side.
My Question Is What Kind Of Power Supply Can I Get That Is Compatiable With My Motherboard And Give Supply Power To My Video Card I Have A Geforce 6800gs 256mb Gddr3 Agp4x/8x Card Picked Out But Need To Know If Its Going To Work If Anyone Who Is Leet At This **** Please Help Me!!!
it is probably a standard ATX PSU (it should say it's form factor on the side label).
Why do you think you need a new PSU anyways? just pop in the card and see if your PSU can handle it.
if it cant, or you just want replace the compaq PSU with quality PSU, then I would recommend Antec or Enermax
I have a Dell Dimension 4550 (400 FSB) and i would like to know if this RAM would be compatible with my system. And people often tell me to purchase upgrades for a dell computer from dell only.
RAM: "256 MB 333 MHz SDRAM-DDR 184-Pin DIMM Memory Module for Select Dell Dimension/ Optiplex/ Precision Workstation"
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I'm building my first computer and I wasn't sure if the Asus Z87 A motherboard is compatible with Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2x 4gb). Is it compatible? And if so, what shows me that they are?
Thanks for the help
Hi, Welcome to TSG.
Have a look at this - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-A/Z87-A_DRAM_QVL_0730.pdf
This is the list of supported RAM for the Z87-A
Here is the support page for the Z87-A where you can find the manual, QVL and more.
My daughter bought a Dell, the DVD hardware on it are SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E and also TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E, we have been unable to copy anything on DVD, music CD's came out OK. Are they compatible one is a + the other one is a -. What kind very EASY program should she get to be able to copy DVD, her son is a baby and has already destroyed a few and we want to copy the one's he like and keep the originals on touch for the future, if you think I am clueless she is much worse than me.
I'm planning on getting the ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard. I was also planning on getting Corsair XMS 1 GB. I looked on the Asus website, and this ram is not listed under compatible ram. Does anyone know if it is? All of the specs (Speed, Pins, Dual Channel) are right. Is there a specific problem with this ram. Thanks.
If you go here:
and search for your motherboard (the same I have by the way), the XMS ram does come up as being compatible.
Just wanted to find out if my computer can handle running two graphics card in SLI Mode?
Any help would be appreiciated or even if any body has any suggestions?
My system specs are as follows:
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz
PSU - WideTECH 550W (Model - ATX550W)
VIDEO - Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
I understand that i will have to purchase another 8800 series card.
No, your board only supports crossfire
Hi, I just upgraded my computer with a new OCZ 120GB SSD.
I wanted to connect my original HDD, two 500GB WD 7200rpm.
However, when I connect all three hard drives on my mobo, SSD does not appear on bios.
If I connect just the SSD, it shows up, and if I connect just HDD, it shows up as well.
However, I cannot find SSD from boot up priority menu if HDD is also connected.
There are only three choices: HDD, DVD Drive, and Floppy disk... which I do not have.
Is there a problem with compatibility? Or did I do anything wrong?
I didnt mess with any RAID or anything (I dont even know how to.)
Please help! Thank you
You have to be sure that your BIOS sees the drives. If BIOS can't see them, Windows won't see them either.
Once that is done, make sure all your cables are securely attached.
That might seem obvious, but i messed with my brother's computer for nearly half an hour before checking the cables.
Doh! The data cable was uselessly dangling in there.
Amazingly, it worked fine once I hooked it up- ha!
I am going to buy this latop from newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215663
(It is a link to the laptop on newegg. It is an Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 Notebook.)
I want to put in 4GB more of RAM so it has a total of eight, however I'm afraid I will buy RAM that isn't compatible with it. I would like to purchase the additonal RAM from newegg.com as well.
Could someone please help it would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: I have found a 4GB RAM stick that I believe is compatible however can anyone confirm this?
That laptop is listed as having 4 GB of RAM, but it doesn't indicate if it has a 1 - 4 GB module or 2 - 2 GB modules.
You also don't know what DDR3 speed the module(s) in that laptop is.
You should wait until the laptop arrives so you can confirm both of the above.
According to the CRUCIAL site for that laptop, the recommended 8 GB(4 GB X 2) matching modules is:
204-pin DDR3 PC3-12800(DDR3-1600), 1.35 volt, CL=11, unbuffered, non-ECC
The 4 GB module that you selected is a slower speed DDR3 PC3-8500(DDR3-1066).
Im looking to upgrade my computer and I have this motherboard:
Are either of these processors compatible, and if not, can you suggest one that is for around the same price?
The 2 CPUs are:
Also, will this work with my motherboard?
Here's a list of supported CPUs: http://www.foxconnchannel.com/Upload/Compatibility/200809181622099090M61PMV-CPU-A79.mht (neither of the ones you linked aren't listed.)
Other processors MIGHT work, but there's no guarantee for that. The card reader will work fine.
Hi i need to upgrade some components on my PC, i was wondering if you could tell me if these components are compatible...
-MSI A85XA-G65 AMD A85X Chipset (Socket FM2) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
-AMD A4-5300 3.40GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Dual Core Processor (AD5300OKHJBOX)
And also if they are compatible with my current graphics cards which are 2x nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768mb. I think i may need to upgrade my ram also as it is DDR2?
Thanks in advance for any help
Here is the support page for that mb;
As you can see the cpu you selected is listed as supported.
The board has 2 pci-e slots so yes you can run those cards.
Yes you need new ram.
FWIW, you are spending money on a new cpu, mb, and ram yet you want to use video cards that are going on 7yrs old. The 8800 was released in late 06 so it is getting very long in the tooth now. Seven years is more than a lifetime in the tech world.
Frys built my system the specs are : MSI x58 platinum SLI Motherboard, Intel core i7 920 2.66 processor, 6GB RAM, nVidia Geforce GTX260, inside an antec nine hundred case.....
how would i know if this http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/categoryID.13095100/parid.13092500/catid.13094900 is compatable?
I think i currently have 2 HDDs atm, they told me one was for the OS and the other for everything else. this is all a little over my head.
also, is this what you guys would get for a gaming rig?
It is compatible, but the ease in setting it up will depend on how Frys setup the existing system. Why don't you just ask them. They should have no problem in telling you what you want to know. They may think you are going to buy the drive at Frys... no need to tell them, unless they ask.
I am finally looking at upgrading to Vista Home Premium since I've heard the reviews of the SP1 fixes.
I'm determining if I should get 32-bit or 64-bit.
Can anyone tell me if my system and programs will be compatible?
I think I answer most of my own questions, please bear with me:
Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe
Processor: Intel C2D E6300
Memory: Corsair XMS2 6400 (4GB)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon x1950pro Ultimate edition
Keyboard: BTC 9019urf wireless keyboard
TV Tuner: Hauppauge PVR-250MCE (I checked the site and they have no x64 drivers)
Hi Rzuffi, and welcome to Vista Forums.
You can check at this link to see if your hardware and software is listed as being compatible with Vista.
Windows Vista Compatibility Center
Hope this helps,
hey im so smart i bought an mp3 player that isnt compatible with windows 7 and im just trying to figure out a way that i can make it work..idk what to do everything including drivers or what not cost money and stuff. im just trying to make this mp3 player work since i spent money on it. is there any way i can make my computer recognize it.
Does the mp3 player have any kind of extension cards, like cameras usually have? (like a SD card for instance)
If so you can just put your songs on that card through a card reader
If not ...it would be much more helpful if you tell us about make and model of that player
There might be drivers out there for Vista or even XP which (with a little luck) you could install in compatibility mode
guys, good day! im about to reformat a pc with win 7 and i would like to confirm first if i will be having problems with its drivers. it is a ECS P4M900T-M2 motherboard with a Tul Corporation, Radeon X300SE Ram. Got those specs from Speccy. Thanks in advance!
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Hi, I recently updgraded an old T61 with a Sandisk 128gb SSD (the "PLUS" model). It worked flawlessly for about a month when the error "2100: hdd0 initialization error" started to occur at every startup. As it is my mother's computer I was only able to check a few things from distance, it may be a connection issue or something simple.. But anyway, from what I read it is more likely an incompatibilty with the SSD, so I wanted to know if there are certain hard drives that are compatible for sure, preferably not as old as the laptop itself ( so other than the ones originaly shipped with it). I installed the middleton BIOS on the laptop. I really don't care about storage capacity, 7200rpm would be ideal though. Thanks for you help !Gab
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Welcome to the forum.
This could be a compatibility issue but since the SSD did work flawlessly at first, it's more likely to be an early hardware failure. One way to confirm this would be to put the SSD in an external USB enclosure and then see if it works from that. If it works then there's a compatibility issue. If you still get error messages then the drive has failed and you should return it for a new one.
If it does turn out to be a compatabilty issue, go to Sandisk's website and see if they have firmware upgrades for this drive. Make sure you're using the most current firmware level.
Generally the SSDs that people on this forum recommend most often are made by Samsung, Crucial and Intel.
Hello, I currently have a single stick of 2GB RAM in my computer. I googled advice on what to look for to know whats compatible, and found one I like on newegg, however I am alittle lost on my user manual, and am wondering if someone can transfer this to english.
DDR2 533/667/800 SDRAM (240pin/ non-ECC) (for 73U/PV)
DDR2 533/667 SDRAM (240pin/ non-ECC) (for 73V)
2 DDR2 DIMMs (4GB max)
That is what my manual says works for my computer, the RAM I want is compatible with the first one. However it is 800 SDRAM DDR2 and I do not understand if I need to pay attention to that second row? Since it does not have a 800 compatibility, only 533 and 667.
I looked up my model number and all the manufacturer site gave me was:
DDR2 Memory DDR2 533/667/800
DDR3 Memory N/A
Memory Channel Single
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 4
Can anyone let me know if the newegg RAM will work?
The 533, 667, and 800 are the speeds it supports, 800Mhz being the fastest supported speed. DDR2 is the type, all DDR2 is 240 pin. Non-ECC means its not Error Correcting Code - its used in servers and workstations but not home system to fix memory errors.
If you want to be sure you buy the correct RAM I wold suggest you visit the website of a memory reseller or manufacturer an use their memory selector to choose the right RAM. Example: http://www.crucial.com/
despite the problems i'm getting with my new computer, (i may have to get it replaced: wait and see), I think Vista is causing some problems.
The reason why I'm in gaming section when normally I'm not, is cause i installed civilization 4 on my notebook. But one of the error messages you get when something has known compatibility issues comes up. I click run program and everything works expect for the options (game settings screen)
does anyone know why.
And please answer this question:
IS CIV 4 COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM? IF YOU NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT MY SYSTEM SPECS, I HAVN'T WRITTEN IN EVERYTHING BUT U MITE GET AN IDEA OF MY NOTEBOOK
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If you look at my system specs, I have a Dell Inspiron M731R and I have a wuestion to ask.
I'm thinking of getting a SSD that is 500GB or bigger. I have one but I don't know if it will work. Here is the link:
Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD upgrades for Inspiron M731R Laptop/Notebook, CT5400945 from Crucial.com
Is it compatible?
Yes, it's compatible. You should be able to install virtually ANY currently manufactured 2.5" ssd or hdd in that laptop.
The only possible problem would arise if the drive you chose was an older 9.5mm thick drive and the laptop was designed for a 7mm thick drive. In this case though, the drive is 7mm thick and comes with an adapter for 9.5mm so it will work in either. Most drives made today are 7mm thick so they will fit modern as well as older laptops.
Well, having a dell dimension 3000 is not the best thing in the world, but ive decided to upgrade it as good as i can. i will be buying a new graphics card any time soon, and as im not that pro with anything regarding computers i would like to know if anyone could help me put a list of things that i have to look at when im getting this new card. i know that only PCI slot card will work for me, so i have only a couple of choices. the 6200, the x1550/1350, the 9950, the fx5200/5600 and the 9100 graphics cards seem to be compatible with my computer. now, what i dont know is what else do i have to make sure of before i buy the card? for example does it matter if the clock speed of the card is different from my FBS? (too bad i couldnt find my FBS properties anywhere )
what im asking basically is what i need to know for the card to ultimately WORK on my machine, not what the best card for my machine is.
Any help is great
P.S: also, if anyone wants to just tell me which of the cards listed above they would buy, or their own choice for a PCI slot, i would appreciate that too. ( games i want to play w/ better settings : Il2 Sturmovik 1946, flying sims, HoMM5 on full high (probably), The Guild 2, oblivion( not the best settings of course), and other games of 2000-2006. nothing uber-leet-new super demanding.)
I can tell you that if you want to get some quality gaming done, you will need a motherboard with a PCI-E slot. It's just impossible to get any decent FPS with your PCI slot limitation. I ran a FX5200 in my Dell 3000. It was a little better but I hate to tell you but you must at least have an agp slot and at this stage of the game you would be shopping for a PCI-E slot. I would also get a larger case to build in because the Dell 3000 is so small and you will need room for your machine to breathe and have a chance at cooling. Don't be bummed. Start shopping and do a lot of studying on each part that you might use. In the end you will be happy instead of frustrated.
I'm looking to get some form of network storage that I can use between my PC, Laptop and PS3. I have been looking at Lacie and WD:
I have heard poor reports about the WD drive though, apparently there's a supscription needed to access the full remote features!
Ideally I would like around 1tb, but 500gig would do for now as long as I can connect additional hard drives (daisy chain) to the NAS box for extra storage/backing up. FTP access would be useful too so I can access my files anywhere.
Have any of you done similar? Can you provide some advice on the best way of doing this?
SimpleTech NAS are very stable. WD not a fan of there devices. They just started to sell 1TB units here cheap for $320.
Do you have a router between the PC, laptop and PS3? Not hard to configure the device to the network.
I do work on computers for people within my neighborhood, local business, places like that. Nothing official, but I like to help out when I can. Today I was asked to upgrade a machine's RAM. The computer is a Dell Dimension 4700. It currently has 256MB of DDR2 PC2-3200 RAM installed. I ordered 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400. While some sites have said (Crucial.com among others) that the 6400 is compatible, others have said that only 5300 would be compatible. While still, other sites say only 3200 and 4200. I have no idea what to believe, which makes me unsure about what my next step should be.
So in summary, is DDR2-6400 compatible with the Dell Dimension 4700? 5300?
Obviously the 3200 is compatible because that's what's currently in the computer, but if the computer can handle faster RAM, I would like to order that. Can someone help me find out the correct information?
Thanks so much for reading this and would appreciate a speedy yet accurate response. I need the information as soon as possible.
Below I have provided links (and screenshots) which give me mixed signals about compatible RAM. Hopefully somebody can help clear up this issue.
http://www.memoryupgrade.pro/2gb-dell-dimension-4700-533mhz-unbuffered-d... Read more
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I am computer illiterate, can run & use general programs but dont understand the technical jargon and have the following system (Belarc Advisor Info):- Intel Celeron 667MHz, 20Gb HDD, 256MB pc133 SDRAM, FDD, 52x32x52 CDRW, Windows 98SE, Broadband ADSL. My question today is: Can I upgrade to Windows XP Home Edn? Can I put in a DVD Burner? Can I put in an AV Capture Card? I would like to transfer Analog Video Camera Tapes to DVD including editing etc. Could someone please advise what extra memory, hard drive space, processor speed i would need? Thanks.
Can you upgrade to XP Home?
yes, it will most likely run but will seem pretty slow considering the cpu / amount of ram you have.
Can you install a DVD burner ?
Absolutely, should run just fine with what you have.
Can I put in an AV Capture Card?
Most likely yes, but considering the amount of cpu speed/ram you have, I don't think it will function very well. ( I am not up on video capturing etc..)
any converting of video to DVD require lots of cpu / memory ( the more, the merrier)
I can offer many suggestions of what you should get, but I have no idea what budget you're on.
2.5 Ghz or faster
1 gig memory
80 gig + ( the bigger the better )
I have a fairly modest AMD athlon 2000+ xp 1.67Ghz, with winXP pro SP2. I have 256MB ram, 80 GB hard drive, DVDRW 8X, Acer LCD Monitor etc etc
Philips Ultimate Edge 5.1 Sound card and currently a very basic Nvidia Riva TNT2 64pro video card.
I intend on upgrading the video card to start with and perhaps get another 256MB ram.
I am looking at a MSI GeForce FX5700U-TD128 (128 MB) AGP Graphic Card. Would this be compatible with my PC? And would all of the above with this card be enough to run PC games such as Fifa and Pro Evolution Soccer? Even slightly older versions of the game?
I am assuming that you need an AGP graphics card, since you listed an AGP card as one of your choices.
However, we would need your motherboard info to be sure.
If your motherboard uses an AGP slot, then yes, the MSI FX5700 AGP you saw would be compatible.
The only factor of compatibility in choosing a video card is the interface type (PCI, AGP, PCI-Express).
However, I would recommend that you upgrade your RAM to at least 512MB.
But to be honest, 1GB would be the minimum for any desktop system these days.
You won't get much better performance with a new video card if you don't upgrade your RAM, because with 256MB, your system is barely getting by, even just running day-to-day tasks.
For most people with a computer that still uses AGP, I would recommend the mid-range GeForce 7600GT AGP. This is a respectable mid-range card that would play most games on medium settings, but it would undoubtedly be bottlenecked if installed on your system.
It's hard to find a decent AGP card that won't be bottlenecked by your CPU...
can a motherboard that supports a 64 bit processor that is 3.2 GHZ support a prcoesssor that is the same except 3.0GHZ even if it is not listed in the CPU support area?
the items in question are:
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i just found some Spare RAM that i bought for my last pc.. ( cant remember why i didnt install it..) and tried to fit it into my new pc, however it didnt fit.
So how do you find out which type of RAM is compatible for a certain pc, what infomation do i need to provide to yous guys ? Thanks
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