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Q: S20-30 gaming questions

Can I run World of Warcraft and its expansion in low to medium settings? how can I upgrade my CPU and what CPUs can fit into the slot. Does upgrading graphic drivers improve gaming performance? And if so, where can I get them?

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Will Windows 2000 be better than Windows 98 SE for this PC:

533MHz (Celeron)
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 32MB PCI (might overclock it)

Which will lag less? If I do get 384MB and try to game on Windows 2000, will it still be laggy in games such as Knight Online (which I pass all of the RECOMMENDED requirements, but am on par with the RAM requirements). I get about 7.5FPS average in that game (rough estimate?).

A:Old gaming PC questions.


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Hello, its been a little while, I always used to build my computers and it was a challenge a few years back. Personally I mainly use my PC now for work and surfing.

My eldest daughter is pretty into her games and she had an alienware laptop that was a pile of rubbish but when it did work was pretty impressive.

She wants a gaming desktop to play very latest games and I have had a quick look and think 1250-2000 is way too much. I see some have dual Graphics cards that cost 250 each but all the rest of the stuff in there is not all that expensive is it.

A few tips would be much appreciated from folk up to date with what would be needed.


A:Gaming PC a few questions

Well right now the new Intel Sandy Bridge is a good processor choice but if you can wait AMD is coming out with brand new cpus with new architecture this June. I would wait to see what they have to offer.

By the way, what games does she like to play/want to be able to play on a PC? What is your budget?

Because AMD is about to release new cpus their certain current Phenom II Quad-cores and Thuban 6 cores are dropping significantly in price. There are those that say why spend money on soon to be outdated but depending on what she wants to do with the system and the fact you can get really good video cards it might be very doable price wise and still have a great gaming system.

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These are probably stupid, But answer as many as you can! I'd really appreciate it!

1. I Have Nvidia graphics card, Should I always download and install the latest version of the drivers? I See people saying it could cause issues, Yes I made a restore point just in case.

2. Is there anything I should have downloaded for this PC to run better my rig-
Windows 10
Geforce GTX 950
IntelCore i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70gHz
7.97 RAM
1TB hard drive
I downloaded "Geforce experience" and of course an antivirus also CCleaner. Is there anything like this that I should install onto my desktop?

3. Is the steam download worth it, Or should I just use it to purchase games?

4. Kind of similar to question 2. But is there anything I should download to better my experience with a gaming PC such as Steam? Or Teamspeak. Is there anything like this I should download?

5. How often should I open my desktop and clean it?

6. If I were to upgrade my specs, what should I focus on or what should I upgrade first? Also, I have two built in fans, Is that enough?

7. Really dumb question here. For movies, Should I just buy online or will this take up a lot of disk space and slow down my PC? Or should I just get a physical copy to play it on my PC?

8. When watching videos online even when in HD it is kind of still looks fuzzy in a way. I use my 720 HD TV. Would buying a Monitor make the display better? furthermore. Can my rig use two monitors? If so is it easy to set up?

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A:New to PC gaming and I have some Questions

Welcome to TSG!
If you don't know something ask, that is why we are here. Someone around here will likely know.

1: You can update whenever it asks, but they can cause problems, so it is just something you need to be ready for. It may get fixed in days or you might need to roll back to an older driver until a newer version is released.

2: The stance on best gaming performance is less is better. The fewer things you have or need running will allow more system resources for the game to use. So keep it basic, update drivers and things of course but try to keep extras to a minimum. You need an antivirus and firewall running these days but try to find one with a "game" mode, that will reduce the demands on the system while gaming.

3: Steam versus physical... that is up to you really. Steam games are digital so you don't need to keep swapping a disc to play, but you need to download them and are at the mercy of server issues or account problems. Use a good password and keep an eye on activity and there should be no trouble using something like steam.

4: Again, this is up to you and what you want. If you are playing multiplayer type games with other people, lets say World of Warcraft, some guilds want you to use Teamspeak or Ventrillo so you can all talk to each other. Coordinating a fight is much easier talking than typing. Most games do have game/party chat systems now but many aren't as reliable or clear as a dedicated system like TS and Vent.
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i am finding good rts games for my s20-30 netbook.
can starcraft 2: lagacy of the void run smoothly on its lowest settings on my netbook?
or can you give me a list of games that my netbook can run
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:Lenovo s20-30 gaming questions

can i run starcraft 2 in my netbook on the lowest graphical setting?
if so, how much fps would it probably would be?
can you give game titles or a list of games that my netbook can run so i dont have to be anoying and ask questions like this.
it would be a kudos if you helped me
Mod's Edit: Merged this post with previous question on same topic and edit Subject line to reflect merge.

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I have an AMD Athlon 2000+ 1.67Ghz CPU, how long do you think it'll last before it fails even the minimum requirement for the latest games? And if I upgrade it to say a AMD Athlon 3400+ will I have to change the motherboard as well?

A:Questions about CPU gaming compatibility


Depends on the game. Pretty soon SOME games will recommend more, but not all. Upgrading depends on what type of motherboard you have now. Like a socket a, 754, or 939. You can usually look up the motherboard at the manufacturers website to find a list of supported processors. What motherboard do you have?

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i am buying a computer for gaming, im looking at 2 right now, one has

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ Socket AM2
4gb Ram
ASUS M2N-SLI nVidia nForce 560 SLI Motherboard
nVidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI HDTV
CPU Speed: 2.8 per core
with this specs could i run the latest games on max?

also i was looking at this one for 200$ cheaper

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+ Socket AM2
ECS nVidia GeForce 7050M-M Motherboard
4GB Ram
nVidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI HDTV
Cpu Speed: 2.66
could this one run latest games on max?

would i be better off buying the 1st one or would it be just as good to buy the 2nd one for 200$ cheaper, only difference is abit of cpu speed, is there much difference in 2.66 and 2.8. thanks

A:Gaming computer questions

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Hello there

I am looking into buying a gaming PC and since I am not very PC hardware savy I figured id post and check with you guys,

I have looked around since I found a lot of threads with similar questions but I would still need some more answers,

My budget is around max 750 pounds, I am currently using a laptop which runs like crap at the moment and I am just sick of playing on low settings.

I would like to be able to play games like skyrim on max ( even ultra with a few addons if possible) and then BF4 when it comes out and so on, hoping that my budget is able to do that.

I have all the needed peripherals already, I am playing on a 27 inch LED screen which has been working fabulous with my laptop ( On low graphics -.- )

So far I have been looking around on a website named www.pcspecialist.co.uk since I live in UK and it seems like ok prices. (I have no idea tbh)

First I went to the AMD custom build section on http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/amd-fm2-richland/
and set myself up with this build :

Processor : AMD A10-6800K Quad Core APU (4.4GHz) & Radeon? HD 8670D Graphics
Motherboard : ASUS F2A85-M: (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
Graphics Card : 3GB AMD RADEON? HD7950 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX 11, Eyefinity 4
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
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A:Few questions regarding gaming PC build

With that budget, you can easily get an Intel based system. I think AMD is a better choice though since it leaves room for a better GPU. This is what I recommend: http://goo.gl/JW4Tt6. If you need Windows 7, I will need to downgrade some components.

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Hey guys and gals. I wanted to know if this monitor,
is a good buy or not. If not, can some of you please tell me some of the best affordable (up to $500) gaming monitor to purchase. Once again I turn to you peeps in time of a major purchase for me and don't expect to be dissapointed. Thanks iin advance.

A:New Gaming Monitor questions

Specs look good, however I have not heard of the mfg. Others may have comments on their quality.

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I got 3 questions about the i5 processor for a desktop I'll be building:

1) I was told an i5 6600K isn't needed for gaming since its for overclocking. And that instead I get an i5 6500. Is this true?

2) Does overclocking prolong the life of a computer so you don't have to spend extra on upgrading on buying another processor?

3) Is it true you dont need a cooler for the i5 6500 since its not used for overclocking?

A:3 Questions about the i5 Processor for Gaming

Originally Posted by ruzzi

I got 3 questions about the i5 processor for a desktop I'll be building:

1) I was told an i5 6600K isn't needed for gaming since its for overclocking. And that instead I get an i5 6500. Is this true?

2) Does overclocking prolong the life of a computer so you don't have to spend extra on upgrading on buying another processor?

3) Is it true you dont need a cooler for the i5 6500 since its not used for overclocking?

A1. Either CPU should work, don't necessarily have to Overclock a CPU. It's just that some are better for overclocking than others and the motherboard also has to support it.

A2. No. In fact, if one overclocks too much it may burn the CPU up and possible destroy the motherboard.

A3. I started building computers in a shop back in late '94 and the need for CPU cooling began with the 80486 CPUs and has been needed ever since. It takes electricity to run things and that produces heat, have to get rid of it some way. I have just been given an 80386-40MHz computer and it has no CPU cooler.

Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community

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I was on Amazon.com looking at the Logitech gaming mice and keyboards. In particular, this keyboard:

And this mouse:

I've never owned a gaming mouse or keyboard before. So I am wondering what the benefits really are in gameplay. Starting off with the mouse, I can't recall what my Microsoft laser mouse DPI is but I'm sure it's nowhere near the 5700 of the Logitech gaming mouse above. How much difference does that really make say when playing a shooter? How does it affect gameplay? Is it easier to aim quickly and accurately? Does it help you to play better? There must be some reason people like them. I'd like to understand how beneficial they are. As for all the extra buttons I don't honestly see myself using them. Do people really find all those buttons on a mouse helpful? What for? What do people activate with them?

On to the Logitech gaming keyboards. The one I linked above I think is their entry level model. I like the backlit keys feature. That is pretty cool. Some of the other stuff seems pretty useless to me personally. The defining feature of this keyboard really seems to be the macro keys. So the question is, what are they good for? I'm trying to imagine what I'd want to macro in a shooter for example. What would I want to macro playing s... Read more

A:Gaming keyboard and mouse questions

The mouse buttons can come in handy for things like reloading during gameplay. Hitting the mouse button with your thumb can certainly be quicker than hitting it with a finger on the keyboard.

The sensitivity and the acceleration (measured in G's, for g force) can be quite important, but so is having a good quality mouse mat to go with it. Ultimately speaking the higher the rating the more accurate the mouse is, and how sensitive it is to movement during gameplay.

Having adjustable DPI settings can be useful for things like sniping, where you can knock it down a touch to make the scope sight move slower. I use my Logitech G9 mouse at the highest setting all the time, but the option to reduce it on the fly can be handy some times.

As for the keyboard, those extra buttons could be used to perform multi-button actions during gameplay, or just used to perform certain functions in replacement of the existing keyboard buttons in use.

I must admit that having owned many gaming keyboards, I've ever really used the macro functions, so someone else would probably be better explaining this.

The backlit keys are indeed very helpful, especially in late night gaming sessions.

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I'm looking for Gaming Headsets under $200 that is compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Don't really know anything about turtle beach / headphones. Do I just plug them in to the controller or USB? I'm using Hdmi.

What are your suggestions?

A:Hi, first time looking for gaming headsets. Few questions.

moving to hardware.

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Hi, I had the idea of opening a business that offered multiplayer gaming/internet cafe kind of stuff (patent pending ) Still in brainstorming process... Games in consideration HL2/CounterStrike, UT2004, or any others that jump out and seem popular. I found a cable internet provider with downloads of 3 Mbps and uploads of 256 Kbps, as for simulcasting tournaments, that is letting say 25 workstations on location be connected to the server and also outside internet users participating in the gamefest. Would 256 Kbps be a suitable upload speed to host an online gaming server? and if so what would be about the limit of users connected? If 256 wont cut it is it possible to subscribe to 2 internet accounts and then have a download of 6 Mbps and upload of 512 Kbps? or is that not how it works? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks -JC

A:Questions on gaming server speeds?

Right off, if you don't have, say, 2megs or more up and down, forget about hosting. Well, at least multiple games. With your current bw, you can host maybe an 8 player hl game. Your upload speed is the more important of the two. Your servers will always upload more data to clients than clients will be sending you.

If you wanted to game on a lan, go for it. You'll run out of clients before you run out of bw on a typical 10/100 switched environment. Notice I said switched. If you run a hub you'll end up with collisions and whatnot a switch is immune to. You could get away with 8 online players additional to your lan party at your current upload.

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i recently upgraded my processor and board to
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

A-DATA XPG Gaming Series v2.0 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

I only have 3GB/s on my hard drives but that means i can still hook them up right?
Another question is, anything specific which i should do once i install the ram and CPU for this board and processor? First time using a AMD proccessor

A:Upgraded my computer to ultimate gaming but have questions

First of all, looks like a nice build. 3GB/s is fine for hard drive speed, the hard drive wont effect your in game performance that much anyway. As far as the cpu and ram go, you may have to update the bios on your motherboard to reconize the cpu since the amd 6 cores are still pretty new. If the cpu shows up as unknown in the bios or in windows, a bios update should fix it. Otherwise it should be strait forward.

I guess i just assumed you were goin to reformat the hard drive.

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Hey all, I have a copy of 32-bit Vista Home Basic.

I've never installed it due to not having a system capable of running it well. Now, I do, so I'm planning to install it to take advantage of DX10 when playing Lord of the Rings Online.

Here are my questions:

1 - Just to confirm, all versions of Vista run DX10, correct? It's not limited to the premium versions or 64-bit versions, right?

2 - I know that ideally, a 64-bit OS is the way to go for the future. Thing is, I can't afford a new copy of Vista or 7, or upgrade my RAM for quite some time, and want to know if Home Basic will be good for gaming with only 2gb of RAM, given my existing system configuration remains the same.

3 - Other than the Aero interface and the Media Center components, are there any features that I would benefit from, strictly on a gaming basis? No, I don't care about flashy interface graphics, or the ability to watch TV on my PC. I have a TV and PVR for that.

So basically, I want to take advantage of DX10 graphics in LOTRO using my existing hardware. Is this a feasible idea?

Also, I will be dual-booting Vista off a partition on my existing HD, if that matters.

Any advice you guys can give would be appreciated before I go ahead with this. Thanks!

A:Installing Vista for DX 10 gaming - some basic questions...

Yes,they all have DX10.
No,there isn't any gaming improvements in the
better versions.
I think DX10 is updated to 10.1 now,though games
arent using that yet.
2GB is fine.
Might want to make sure you have a decent video card
with a decent amount of memory.

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First off, I need to explain a few things:

I am quite the newbie to hardware, and everything I "know" has only come from trial, and error. I am not one of those techy guys, and most of what I say will be be entirely based on things that I have learned through my own experiences - Not from facts. I make my decisions based on things that I assume, and perceive. I apologise for any offense, or irritation I may cause within this post. I don't stick to the "norm", and I do not tend to reach out for help, unless I really truly feel that I need it. In this case, I feel the need to ask for help. So here I am.

I know my system is old. Please do not blatantly tell me to get rid of it, or to buy an i3, i5, etc.
I would like the questions that I am asking to be answered directly, and to the point.
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Well, I've had a 'Dell Precision Workstation 490' for some time now, and I have used it for 'Online' games such as MineCraft, and RuneScape without any issues. However, I am not receiving as great as a performance as I assumed I would have. I know little to nothing about Xeon Processors, and their capabilities. I only really learn as I go, and since this is the first time that I have ever actually had a hands on experience with Xeon Processors, it's a new thing to me.

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A:Intel Xeon DP 5050 - A few gaming questions.

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Hi everyone, thanks for reading this,So Ive got a few questions about the PC. Is there any way I can possibly tune it up(with some settings that I dont yet know about) to atleast get League of Legends to work with 60 fps? or atleast 50 without freezing? I know its not a gaming pc, but Im not intending to play Far Cry 4 or GTA 5, nono, only league of legends and for me it goes only with 40 fps kinda sometimes less depending on the situation. Ive did everything already, hundreds of tutorials, I even did a factory reset to see If I could scrap something. But doesnt seem to go well. Ive upgraded almost all of the stuff that is on the drivers lenovo support page for this PC. And still it goes really slow when playing LoL, like I have it on the lowest settings possible(the game and the pc), except the screen resolution because I got this PC because of its screen of 17,3". I mean it should run League of Legends like goodish kinda. I dont need high graphics, quality or anything just 60 fps on the lowest settings, and I still cant get that. I did 10000 tutorials, like high performance battery, the animated background, the windows settings, the ccleaner... and Ive contacted the League support, and only hope I have is if someone here knows how can I make this just a bit faster, I can factory reset it, etc etc. Im willing to try everything except buying another pc or something that costs too much, cause I dont have a budget atm. I dont know is my PC missing somethin... Read more

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I have a new Dell Laptop, the "New Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming", specifically the 7567 variant.  Before I start, just to let you know my technical experience, I work in the IT field, and have extensive knowledge of building computers, how drivers work, etc, just to give you an idea of my experience. 
I have a couple of problems with video output on the HDMI channel.  The problems I'm having are when I use the HDMI port with my TV.  My TV is a Vizio M422i-B1, and using up-to-date cabling.  I don't have any problems using the laptop with it's built-in panel, and this laptop works perfectly when used in that way. I though will be using this laptop primarily attached to an HDMI port to my TV, and I'd like to know if changes could be made somewhere on the Laptop in a BIOS or utility I'm missing, or if I may have come up with some feature updates in future BIOS revisions - if possible.
The first problem is there is no video signal sent out on the HDMI port during boot and in the BIOS screens. When Windows starts, video signal is sent and everything appears to be working normally.  This is a problem if I want to access the BIOS, or boot to Safe Mode, or do something in the preboot environment such as booting from a USB drive. I don't see anything in the BIOS or anywhere else that would allow me to enable sending video through the HDMI port in this boot phase.
This leads me to the other problem I'm having.  After Wi... Read more

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First of all let me apologize, I'm new to internet forums and new to PC building. That being said, I have recently decided to build myself a computer that I can use to comfortably play video games, and this has required me working very hard to understand all the different components and what my best options are. I was hoping to get some input and I could definitely use some suggestions for parts that I can know are 100% compatible with each other.

As I'm such a newbie, I know that I need a lot of questions answered that I don't even know to ask, so maybe I can start with posting a system build I've cooked up, and asking some specific questions about certain choices, such as which CPU would you all recommend. I hope this is a good way to go. Here's what I've got, keeping in mind I have in no way become knowledgeable enough to go out and start buying these parts.

Also, I'm interested in overclocking, so in terms of the case and the PSU I would like to leave some overhead, as well as buying a CPU and GPU that could let me do this at a later time. Sorry this will be a lot of questions, any help is greatly appreciated!

GTX 460 in SLI mode is the one thing I'm fairly set on. Two of these cards seem to be a good option. Question: Does "superclocked" mean it is already OC'd for me?

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A:Gaming rig, case mobo, CPU questions, educate a newb please

Hi disczeiger,
The 1055T and the 1095T are the same CPU, just clocked differently with the exception being that it has an unlocked multiplier. If you go that route, you can save yourself $100.00 and OC it yourself. I run my 1055T @ 4.17Ghz (the 1095T) OC's to the same frequency and you can see in this review is only second to the 980X (Intels 6 core) at stock speed. As far as a gaming rig, you will not notice much of a gaming performance difference except with BC2 which will use as many cores as you have at your disposal. However hopefully this will be the trend in the near future.
Here are some benchmarks of those and other CPU's.

GTX 460 in SLI mode is the one thing I'm fairly set on. Two of these cards seem to be a good option. Question: Does "superclocked" mean it is already OC'd for me?Click to expand...

It is OC'ed yes, however they are usually rather mild OC's from the factory, and you can do your own OC'ing as well. I would not pay for OC'ing and just OC them yourself (my 2 cents worth).

First you need to decide if you are going with AMD or Intel. Then look for a MB that has the features and Chipset you want and supports the CPU you choose. IMO Asus and Gigabyte are the best options. Great build quality and as you expressed an interest in OC'ing, they are the best OC'ing boards out there. I recommend a P55 (Intel) or a FX 890/... Read more

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I am trying to build a moderately decent gaming computer for my son and have a few questions if someone wouldn't mind helping out. 1. What is the strongest CPU it can handle?  It currently has the Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) and I've been told that my particular board will only support dual-core processors.  I've been told the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 SLB9L (3.33GHz) 6MB-FSU with 1333MHz L2 Cache will work just fine.
2.  Regarding the PSU:  Are there any specifications I need to be aware of regarding the form factor?  Will the Inspiron 530 allow for an ATX Power supply WITH a I/O button?  What wattage and voltage would be best for this endeavor (accounting for a good budget GPU)?  This leads to my next question.
3.  What's the best PCI GPU can I get for the system that won't be severely hampered by the obvious bottlenecking I'll experience? 
4.  I have the latest available bios upgrade and know my system can handle 8GB of ram running at 800MHz.  Best brand for the buy? 
I am aware that this system has limitations, but I've seen far older systems with less capabilities be quite capable of playing recently developed games.  
Idealistically, I'd like for my son to be able to play games where he can average 60-70+ FPS (I know how important this is for first-person-shooter games). 
I appreciate any help and feedback!  Please be mindful I am on a budget but that I... Read more

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Hello all. I am a first time computer builder, although I know a decent amount of computers. What I want to do is really build a top of the line gaming machine, which I can always upgrade later if I want to. Below are the following parts I've chosen:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
ASUS nForce SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
BFG nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
Seagate 80GB 7200 RPM
Corsair 1GB (2x512) ValueSelect RAM
Thermaltake Tsunami ATX Midsize Silver Case
Enermax Whisper II 535W PSU

Ok, now that that's out of the way...I need to know if all of these parts are compatable. Some of them (in fact most of them) come with a bunch of wires to connect to the mobo and such. Could someone just please confirm if all this hardware is compatable with one another?

A:Building my 1st Gaming PC. Need hardware compatability questions answered...

Looks fine to me.

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BUDGET RANGE: $700-$1,000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photo editing, media streaming and storage, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, and monitor



PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD 965 BE processor with AM3 mobo


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: not currently


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Prefer serious consideration for future upgrades


Hello all, I would like to start by thanking you all for your knowledge and time. I am looking to build a rig for photo editing and gaming. I plan to set up home media network to stream my videos to my family room television downstairs. I do not require extreme performance but would like a computer that i will be satisfied with for several years. For this reason I have loosely chosen to go with AMD. I have put together a cart with the parts i am considering.

1 COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh
Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

-$20.00 Instant

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


1 SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI
Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...

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A:Gaming build questions, mobo guru needed

The GTX 460 would be a better pick over the HD 5770. However, the boards you're picking will not have SLI support if you want to add a second GTX 460 in the future. For a multi GPU setup it would be more sensible to pick an ATI card as the AMD chipsets support only CrossFire.

I suggest getting a Seasonic / OCZ / Corsair 650W PSU if you're looking at a single card setup with the GTX 460. The 850W would be overkill.

The 790FX boards are also very good but I suggest sticking to the newer chipset as you'll have USB 3.0 support.

Also, for the CPU, I would urge you to look at the Phenom II X6 1055T.

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I am having the same HDMI issues.  I cannot use this Inspirion 7567 gaming laptop to project to a second screen.  When I try to use the HDMI it crashes the intel and nvidia display settings and it will not project to the second screen.  This is a priority for me and I do not have an effective work around. I hope that Dell has a solution.  
I have tried different drivers - no success
Uninstall drivers/ reinstall drivers- no success
Update from Dell site the video drivers - no success
Looked for Bios updates- no success
Has this mean fixed?
Please help....

A:New Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7567) HDMI Out questions

Mine works fine on a TV.  It was mentioned in another thread you do not see the screen prior to the lock screen, so if you want to use it as a boot screen it does not seem to have that capability.
What type of monitor or TV are you using and does it have an HDMI input?  Are you using Windows 10 to set up the second screen or just plugging it on for duplication?

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Hi Guys,
This is my very first post on Windows Vista Forums and I am eager to get into this thread!

First off....Windows Vista Ultimate.....is the very best you can buy for gaming.
This features the 64bit OS version which can process 14GB of RAM at top speeds you can find in a new OS. I would definitely recommend this OS for gaming and none other.

Now on to the main part of my thread: Compatibility Gaming! This is the most discussed issue for gamers across the US. The problem is how do you get games to work (specifically older games) on Windows Vista Ultimate? Well, there are 3 solutions. 1: You could wait until the company of the game makes a OS patch for the game although that could take a while. 2: You could go into the game files and put the game into compatibility mode for your OS. And 3: You could revert back to an older OS that works for your game. Which one would you choose? I would choose #2.

They are always going to make games work on a newer OS. Lets take the game Lord of The Rings Battle for Middle Earth 1&2. Electronic Arts (EA) has already made a patch for those two that will have 85% more chance of running on Vista! If doesn't work then it's the type of computer hardware you are using. The hardware would 100% guarantee be outdated! In that case just get more recent hardware!? It's not that difficult! With a bit of research, common sense, and problem solving skills you can get gaming compatibility issues out of your hair!

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A:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

Very Smart Post!

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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My gaming PC has on a number of occasions shut down during gaming (assassin's creed III, batman arkham origins, mass effect 3, emulating ps2 games, etc.) so i decided to monitor it one time with CPUID while running batman arkham origins windowed with high settings.

While playing, my processor temp was usually in the range of 54 Celsius, but got as high as 58 on some occasions, and my vid card was in the range of mid 70s Celsius and got as high as 81 on one occasion. I checked the forums and googled and from what I've read, it seemed like these temps are supposedly in the normal range. But after a few hours in that constant temperature, my PC hung and then I had to shut it down manually. On the other occasions that I was playing other games, it didn't even hang but instead shut down on it's own.

What always happens after this is that when i boot my pc, the monitor says there's no signal and the CPU stops and restarts on it's own (either once or a couple of times). i have to move the cpu to another room which is a bit cooler and have to give it a couple of hours (sometimes half a day) before it boots normally again. There were times I've tried just leaving it in the original room before for a few days but it never boots normally when i do that.

I thought that the problem might be with my GPU but recently, I was browsing with google chrome and when i opened a lot of tabs in succession (about 10), the PC hung again and I had to manually resta... Read more

A:What should i change in my Gaming PC setup (i5, GTX 580)? It shuts down during gaming

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card, http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desk.../geforce-gt640
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you.... Read more

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I dont know why. I recently bought a new computer and it has been doing this since i first got it. I dont know why but hopefully you can help me.

My Computer Stats:
-Intel? Core? i7-3770K
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB
-2TB Hard Drive
-Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus 1,000 Watts
-Microsoft? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Link to My SF tool file should be as a attachment

This the message that Windows gave me to check for solution after i restarted the BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800BC59028
BCP3: 00000000FE200000
BCP4: 0000000000021136
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

When the BSOD occurred i copyed the code:
Stop: 0x00000124(0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA800DC59028, 0x00000000FE200000, 0x0000000000021136

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A:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
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Hi all! About 5 months ago I bought all new parts and assembled a PC for gaming / school work. The goal was to buy parts that are instantly available (sold older PC to a friend and I needed a replacement fast) and the price range was about 1000-1200€ (in Finland). I ended up with the following parts:

- Fractal design Define R4 Black Pearl
- Asus DRW-24F1ST/BLK/G/AS 24x DVD+/-RW
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
- WD Green 1 TB SATA III 64 MB
- MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC Edition 2048 MB
- Kingston SSDNow v300 120 GB SSD 2,5"
- Corsair CX600W V2
- Intel Core i5 4690K 3,5 GHz LGA1150
- Asus Z97-K Intel Z97 LGA 1150 ATX
(Decided to save some money and buy heatsink/cpu fan later, since I also needed a new monitor)

- Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I haven't overclocked anything.

All seemed fine until I installed the first games and Bluescreens started coming up.
There are 3 different BSOD Im getting (more detailed info below). Always Machine Check Exeption 0x9C. The thing is BSOD only comes during gaming. First the sound loops and everything freezes followed by BSOD.

Searching for the problem I have:

- Formatted and re-installed everything 3 times
- Monitored temperatures with Bios, Realtemp, Open hardware monitor (60c-80c with heavy gaming)
- Run sfc / scannow, chkdsk, Seatools, Lifeguard Diagnostic, Memtest, Prime95, Heaven Benchmark, dxdiag; no errors in any of them
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A:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in ev... Read more

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hello people...
im building a gaming PC and it is my first built.
Till now i had been playing on low end laptop(back in times of NFS underground n all) then i got XPS 15 L502x and xbox 360-S but they all have their limitations and the laptops cost a lot and dont withstand the threshold of the games of current time.It all becomes very confined and limited.
So i have decided to go for an ALL GAMING ONLY! PC built, and im going to do it myself (really excited about the complete project)
Now ill be playing games in 3D (ie on a 3D monitor) but im not a very big fan of the 4k or UHD resolutions and will be playing at 1920x1080p but at 120/144 HZ instead of 60hz monitor
so keeping all that in mind and with my research over the internet for couple of months i have decided what im buying and i need you guys to help me out finding any problem with this configuration

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7pV4GX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7pV4GX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
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A:first gaming PC built for gaming in 3D at 1080p at 120HZ......

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Hi guys,

This is my first post in this forum since I have not received any help from elswhere.
You guys are my only hope.

Okay, so I recently bought two G1 Gaming GTX970 graphics cards.
The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers, so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from 3dguru, scrubbed the drivers in safe mode. After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers.

Now to the issue...
After gaming for some time graphically demanding games (AC:Unity, FarCry4) the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands. Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games, but I've managed to play Alien: Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported. Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel (nVidia supported) either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU. When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming, sometimes within minutes. The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC, just when gaming heavy does it occur, I run the system SLI enabled. I'm going to include two crash dumps below.

By the looks of it, it seems to be a driver issue, so what are my options here?
I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted.
Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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A:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat

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Greetings All,

I posted this over at both the MSI and TomsHardware forums as I think it's a hardware issue but I want to make sure it's not a Windows 7 issue so I'm going to post it here in case anyone has some thoughts or ran into a similar issue in the past.


I've run into an issue on a new build that I can't nail down and need your advice on my next steps so I'll try to give you all the information I have and what I tried. This is a NEW build that was built about 3 weeks ago. Everything ran fine until today when it all went wrong after a game lockup.

Everything worked fine today when I booted up so I decided to play Witcher 3 which I've been playing with no issues (with the exception of a freeze for a second or two in big cities when the CPU hit's 100%) but those are few. Anyway at the main menu screen (not playing yet) today it locked up for the first time. Had to use reset button as CNT-ALT-DLT didn't work and on reboot the problem appeared.

No matter what I do I can't get GTX 960 out of 800X600 resolution safe mode or resolve it's conflict.

Description of how it Boots Events:

1. Starting the PC (powering on) this is what happens between devices.
2. The GPU lights up and monitor is Blue (active)
3. Four seconds later GPU lights OFF, VGA on motherboard turns RED and Monitor goes AMBER (no signal)
4. Six seconds later GPU lights ON, RED VGA light goes OFF and Monitor goes Blue (active)

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A:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another sy... Read more

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

A:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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First of all i wanna say hello and congratulations for this helpful site.

To the point
My pc specs are:
GPU Twintech 9600GT 512mb
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
PSU Silverstone Element 850W
RAM Mushkin 4gb DDR2

So all of these except my graphics card are new.I m having for about 3-4 months now been getting BSODs after a period of time playing games.I ve formated my pc 2 times so i ve realised it is nothing related to software.I asked lots of ppl and technicians and told me that it was my old PSU (420W) So i changed it with the one mentioned.Same happened with the RAM,before buying them(1-2 moths ago) I had changed 2 sets of RAM i had,nothing still.So i really need your help on this coz if u ever had this problem u d knew how it feels to try play a game and suddenly a blue **** pops up disturbs u.
I really think it is the GPU but i gotta know what pros think.

PS:These are some of the bsod i get:

A:BSOD While gaming[moved from gaming]

Hello and welcome to TSF and thanks for the compliment.

I think this is your RAM. I need you to do a test...

Please download http://www.memtest.org// It's saved as an iso so you need to burn it to a cd and boot with it(yes it's legal). Make sure you run it for each stick, as in taking every stick but one then switching. I would recommend running them overnight(each).
You may want to dust your ram carefully!
Make sure you get no finger prints on the RAM as it may damage it.

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So I`m new to the forum and I was hoping my issue can be resolved or at least get some insight on what is causing my PC to crash.
The rig is brand new and I just installed windows and updated everything, so it`s getting really depressing gettting your new PC to crash this much.
During gaming or watching videos or downloading heavy programas (i.e. Games) my computer will just freeze out and I can`t task manager out of it, the only way out is to turn it off my holding the power button. Sometime when watching a video it`ll crash and a sound just loops from the speakers in the screen.
I`ve tried:
/Changing RAM sticks and only using one
/ Re/installing windows and all the drivers
/ WhoCrashed doesn`t give me any crash reports (not even when I had it open and the PC crashed)

Any type of insight would really be apreciated!


A:New Gaming Rig crashes during gaming and videos

Here is a review on Newegg, about your motherboard ?
That may shed some light on your problem you are having.

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So over the past couple of weeks i've been getting alot of BSoD while gaming on my laptop, the most common being failure to reset display drivers.
It seems to be a driver problem but I've tried re-installing them and it hasn't had an effect.
I wasn't sure how to properly do a fresh install so if someone could recommend a way of doing a fresh install.
Also more recently my GPU hasn't been appearing on my device manager randomly, but after a reset it comes back.
I've attached the dump files following the guides, not sure if I have done it properly though.
Help would be appreciated soon as I don't want this ?1000 laptop to die

A:Various BSoD while gaming and some randomly while not gaming.

Yeah, you are having problems with the Nvidia driver.

Your msinfo.32 shows that as disabled though, that could just be at the time the report was created.

Where did you get that driver, it appears to be a beta driver from Nvidia.

Have you tried just using the driver from the manufacturer? They usually modify drivers for their hardware.

I can see it is an older driver but that may be your best option,

MSI Global GT70 0NC 64

How is your laptop cooling? Have you made sure the cooling vents are clean?

All that being said, here is a useful guide for Nvidia drivers,

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Try cleaning your laptop vents and doing a clean install of the driver from MSI to see if it makes a difference.

If you still want to do a clean install, this tutorial can help with that,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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HI BleepingComputer,
I recently bought a new gaming computer. I am really happy with it, but when I tried to test her out with some new games, my whole computer crashes. The games I tried it with are League of Legends and Counter Strike Global offensive. Here is a speccy for anyone intrested http://speccy.piriform.com/results/qLb4kYSzKDwZyFeBstSWHDf. I hope you guys can help me. Thanks in advance
Edit: I think it has to do with my graphic card; when run speccy while playing csgo it registered 97 degrees. Is there anything I can do?

A:Gaming Computer crashes while gaming

Look at the event viewer to find which part of you PC causes the problem, read this guide http://www.howtogeek.com/school/using-windows-admin-tools-like-a-pro/lesson3/

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

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Hello Forum,

I have build a Gaming PC and i was trying to use the MSI Gaming app. It worked but nowadays when i change the mode it gives me an instant BSOD. i have uploaded the BSOD .zip file as instructed.

Thank you for your help,

Kind regards,
Jan L

A:BSOD when starting MSI Gaming App and change to gaming mode or OC mode

I already have runned the memtest. i had 10 passes and 0 errors

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Hi and thxs for entering to this topic. plz help me looking for the best or very good gaming parts for my pc try to make my pc operative for 100% games at max setts.
My pc now is way outdated, i only have $1600.

PC specs now:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Dual Cpu 1.60ghz perfomance rate at 2.4ghz
Mainbord: Intel D945gcnl
Memory:1016mb (1gb)
Video Card: Intel 82945g (128mb) is almost not having a video card
Hard Drive: 160gb

A:Help me upgrading my not for gaming pc to a gaming pc!

if what you are saying is that you want to upgrade your old machine....i would not attempt to do do that. with $1600 you can build a gaming behemoth that will play anything on max settings. this is about $1100 which leaves you plenty for a 24" monitor and CD/DVD drive if you need them. you could also add a SSD if you want to improve load times as well. The GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P also has 2 PCIE slots for a future Crossfire/SLI upgrade. Also, if your not in a huge hurry, you might want to wait until March to see how the GF100's perform.


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hey i was wondering if you could help me with a small problem ive been having. i use a 8600gt on vista ultimate and have been using it for 1 year, but ive experienced a much slower gaming experience on games like cod 5 and gta 4 with vista ultimate and windows aero, yet when i reverted to using xp my problems were solved, but since windows vista basic doesnt use aero, would the gaming experience be any different on vista basic than it is on windows xp? thanks a bunch , raiyan =)

A:Vista gaming vs Xp gaming

Well i read that only the vista can use the all power of the new directx, so it should be better for games, anyway Windows Vista is heavier than the XP, even if you disable the Aero. How many RAM do u have?

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