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.
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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.Read other 2 answers
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'm looking to put more RAM into my laptop; I wasn't sure if this should be posted here or in another place.. my apologies if I've put it in the wrong place.
I have a Gateway Laptop, model ML6720. I currently have two sticks of RAM, 512MB each, the info for them is: 512MB 2rX16 PC2-5300
I found a 1GB stick I'd like to replace the 512's with, the info is: Crucial 1GB 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM 667 (PC2 5300) (laptop RAM).
Before I make the purchase, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the Crucial stick would work well with my machine? I've never replaced the RAM on my laptop before, so I'm nervous about it.
I went onto the Gateway website and tried to match the info with the new RAM as best I could; I think I got it right. I'm just looking for a little more input.
Many thanks in advance
It will work but it is recommended to have two identical ram modules... Make sure you can return it if it causes problems.
Check the info here..
What are some things i should check wether a new psu will be able to work with my computer. Please note that i purchased the geforce gtx 660 so disregard the gpu on the page. I heard of people loosing power with the cx 600 so i just wanted to ask you guys. My computer:
If you purchased a gtx 660, I assume you intend to game with the system. The cx line from corsair is NOT for gaming systems. It is ok for a basic build ie running onboard/onchip video, running office, email, etc. It is just not up to the stress of gaming. Corsair does not mfg their own pw supplies. The cx line is mfg by ctw [maker of oem stuff] The "real" corsairs ie HX, TX, AX are mfg by seasonic [maker of very high end stuff.
With a cx corsair, you have the equivalent of a dell or hp pw supply.
If you are asking if it will fit, your case uses a standard atx pw supply so yes it will fit however it is NOT recommended for gaming.
i noticed that having a firewall is very important & is a necessity now a days. i'm average in computer knowledge; so i'd like to know what is the best or most compatible firewall with bit torrent client applications such as azureus? i use azureus & sometimes uTorrent.
best or most compatible - meaning which will not slow down the performance of my machine in terms of cpu & memory usage; that'll not conflict with azureus or uTorrent. and especially firewall that'll not be noisy & annoying or just doesn't keep on prompting for warning & asking permission or anything in that manner while azureus is downloading.
by the way, please kindly move this topic if it shouldn't be posted here.
You are quite right about having a firewall and using it. I might suggest Sygate Personal Firewall, since it allows you to manage permissions by application, and is light on resources. Almost all firewalls will at the very least, prompt on the first use, but you can usually tell them to "always allow" the application access.You can find a link to the free download in this BC pinned topic:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlRegards,JohnRead other 2 answers
Hi, this may take a while, but i would greatly appreciate your help!!!
here we go...
will these all be compatible, will be using a 9800GTX+, 800w power supply.
What brand and model is the "800W PSU"? If there's nothing wrong with the PSU and it's good quality and really outputs power enough for the system and you have or get a case that has sufficient cooling, you're good to go.
I got a refurbished PC and works fine, however when I hooked up with monitor with Samsung, a floating message popping up in the middle of screen, ... 'Not optimum Mode, Recommended Mode 1280 x 1024 60 HZ' and the screen getting blank few minutes later. When I tested it with another monitor with Dell, there is no floating message and gets a good quality screen which indicates Dell monitor is compatible while Samsung's non-compatible.
Is there a way for me to make the refurbished PC compatible with both Monitors, 'Dell' and 'Samsung?'
Thanks for any help in advance.
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Hi all I just got an early Christmas present and now I get to figure out how it all works. I am not sure where to post this question.
What is compatible with Windows 8 64 bit. Like which zip file is safe to use? Is Superanti spyware compatible? Malware Bytes is that compatible?
Any help would be greatly appreciated because this system is another beast..
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Im thinking about making the jump...... Still not ready but anyway. Here is the question.
Are these programs working good with vista?
AVG antivirus free version
Thats a few that im worried about not working good with vista? Any word if they are working good with vista?
I know some games are working and some are not which is mainly drivers issues of video cards
Hi, before worring too much about programs have you checked out the Vista update advisor download?http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...mg_id=10008VHb1The programs you have mentioned that work ok on my machine are AVG,FireFox,Google Earth the rest I dont know. As for games be warned some games do not like Vista and run a lot slower under Vista.Read other 24 answers
I have a question regarding my Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard. I am currently running two Geforce 8600GT cards and considering buying two nVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLi PCI-E Video Cards. I would like to know if my Motherboard will handle these cards and if the difference in performance is worth the cost. Thank you for any information.
I have a question regarding my Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard. I am currently running two Geforce 8600GT cards and considering buying two nVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLi PCI-E Video Cards. I would like to know if my Motherboard will handle these cards and if the difference in performance is worth the cost. Thank you for any information.Click to expand...
I'm not up-to-date on the 9-Series as I'm still on a single 8800GTS myself,..
Here's what a quick Google turned up. They're effectively the same, if I understand correctly, except with better heat management on the newer card. Also, what type of VRAM do your old 8600s have? What is the "cost" you're citing?
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,
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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yo, getting a new comp, i believve all of these components are compatible but would like a second opinion
ill insert EVERYTHING im getting just cause its easier
cheers in advance
and tips or improvements welcome
Coolermaster 690 II Advanced, White, Mid Tower Case w/o PSU
Asus Sabertooth P67 Rev3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1866, SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX
Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked, 1155, Sandy Bridge, Qd Core, 3.4 GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 8MB Cache, 95W, OEM
Corsair Memory Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop Sandybridge Ready
2GB MSI Radeon HD6970, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 5500MHz GDDR5, GPU 880MHz, 1536 Cores, DVI/mHDMI/mDP
750W Corsair Enthusiast 750TXV2UK TX V2 Series, 85% Eff', SLi, EPS 12V, 80 Plus Bronze, 140mm Fan
120GB OCZ Technology Vertex 3, 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Sandforce SSD, Read 550MB/s, Write 500MB/s, 60K IOPS
2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD1002FAEX)
Corsair H50-1 Hydro High-performance CPU WatercoolerS775/1366/1156/1155 AMD 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3
then the extras such as two monitors, mouse, keyboard, 5.1. surround sound speakers, multi card reader,
2 x cd rw drives, and some change of the fans tis all
cheers in advance
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Hi to all Im searching for a SSD Hard drive to replace my Toshiba 500GB HDD.. Have anyone tried this succesful without any issues of recognizing the SSD by the BIOS? (I bought an Intel 535 ssd but unfirtunately when i was trying to install windows 8.1 I system couldnt find any hard drive at all..so i just put the intel ssd on my desktop :/ ) Going to buy a new ssd for my laptop so im searching for a compatible one with the BIOS of HP 250 G3 to install it with no issues this time.. can you suggest me one?.. im thinking of a common Kingston or Sandisk 120GB or 240GB.. have you install it with no problems on those ones? Any suggestion or advice is welcome guys..Read other answers
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.
i am planning a new build, i have done a bit of research compared some stuff and am quite happy with the mix of hard ware i am about to put down, just i have never actaully mastered "long story" whether or not all of the parts are compatible so i was wondering if anyone could inform me if these parts are fully compatible and fit nicely together
first thought ill list what the rig is for
-performace hungry video editing
-alot more graphics related crap
-general use of course
-some console to computer video capturing
-some pc games
now for the juciy stuff:
Coolermaster 690 II Advanced, White, Mid Tower Case w/o PSU RC-692A-WNN2
Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3 Intel P67 Express Socket 1155 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge *OEM*
Corsair Memory Dominator GT 4GB DDR3 1866 Mhz CAS 9 XMP DHX Fan Dual Channel Desktop
XFX HD 6950 ATI AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 2GB
2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM
2 - 4 x Lite On DVD Writer, IHAS124-19, SATA, Black, OEM
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750W Power Supply (PSU)
Corsair H70 Hydro Series CPU Cooler
Black Magic Intensity Pro PCI-e
2 x BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor
that aboot covers it
any tips on improvements would be greatly appreicated
thanks in advance
I would recommend an SSD as your system drive. I am looking at this one for a build I am working on for the very near future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148362
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
Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80.0GB Internal Hard Drive
IBM or 100% compatible PC; Windows 95 or later; EIDE interface (40-pin connector); 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay; Ultra ATA-capable system
Compatible with my system? I know for a fact I have an Ultra ATA-capable system but I don't know about the rest.
I have some info down below, but if it's not enough -- ask me what you need and where to get it.
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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.
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!
Hi there, just a quick one,
is this http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Athlon-...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1304776232&sr=1-1
compatible with this: https://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Home+and+Office/Green+Systems/Gladiator+Intel+Dual+Core+Value+PC+?productId=37578
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I've decided to get my family out of the pentium III age and build them a new computer. I've found most of the parts already, all I need is a CD ROM/DVD drive and a Burner. So can someone please help me find those two things and let me know if the following parts are compatible and reasonable at the price I found them on at TigerDirect.com...
Mid-Tower ATX Case $20
Motherboard and Pentium D $110
550 Watt Power Supply $40
CPU Cooling Fan $8
2GB DDR2 RAM $60
160GB Hard Drive $60
512 MB Video Card $40
Ok, thanks a bunch. If any of the links don't work, let me know and I'll try to fix it. Thanks once again!!
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will my system HP p7-1037c be able to use a (sorry can't post a link yet i need 5 posts) startech 400 watt psu( ATX2POW400HS)? if not, do you have any recommended psu i could use?
Any quality 500 Watt or bigger ATX wattage power supply will work...
Some quality brands are:
Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake, OZC
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).
I've been looking into building a new rig for some time now. I recently came across an old Antec 300 case lying about abandoned where I work so that will be rescued But I have been looking at the following mobo
Asus M4A87TD Evo AMD 870
OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR3 PC3-14400C7 1800MHz Dual Channel
Apparently the motherboard supports
4x DDR3 DIMM 2000(OC) / 1333 / 1066 MHz (Max. 16GB) / Dual Channel
There's no 1800MHz stated, does this mean the RAM won't work (or will work but limited usage)
I'm a noob when it comes to choosing hardware for a rig
Motherboard/RAM combinations can be so cranky and finicky that I'd stick to the letter of the ASUS requirements for RAM. I'd avoid 1800. Why take the chance?Read other 4 answers
Well I got a Seagate 160GB Barracuda ATA HD. Here's direct link . I have an HP a330n PC. Here's direct link to the Mobo.
The reason I have this question is because on the box it says PATA/100 .. My other drives are SATA I think... I don't know... which is why im asking lol... Thanks
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I need to burn a data CD in XP so that it will preserve long filenames and extensions when accessed on a Mac. I currently have Roxio Easy CD Creater software installed on my PC, but the last CD I burned did not preserve the long filenames. Any suggestion on how to resolve this? Can this be achieved using drag-and-drop technique instead of using Roxio?
Can anyone offer any suggestion on freeware/shareware that will preserve long filenames when burning a CD? Don't forget that I will be creating the CD in WinXP, but the CD must be readable in both XP and Mac.
Last time i tried to burn a data cd using roxio 5 dvd edition unregistered, it made the file names all strange, so i used nero 5. Ive also done it using XP burner too.
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.
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.
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.
Hey guys! I'm new here and I'm glad to join the community.
This is my first time building my own PC, I've been trying to get the correct parts and everything and pretty much I'm almost done. The only two things that I was missing were a mother board and a RAM. I got this Motherboard: https://wwws.nextwarehouse.com/item/?1604397
and this RAM: https://wwws.nextwarehouse.com/item/?1364512
Are they compatible?
Please let me know if they are or not so I can re-order something else.
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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 have a line on a few sticks of ram, the part # is KTM4982/2G , and I was wondering if it is compatible with my PC? My PC model is an Acer Aspire AST671-EP820A. I am not sure if the sticks of ram are specific to a brand or model of computer, and I am hoping I am able to add 1 or 2 of these sticks to my own comp.
Try here if in UK click on Scan My System
Here if USA Scan My System
I've been having some problems with my computer concerning speed and with a very short search I have found the problem; My computer has only one GB of RAM. That explains it!
In search of new RAM cards for my computer, I have stumbled upon this one on ebay that might work. I just want to get the confirmation from you guys.
Those RAM cards: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kingston-4G...1380317?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item3a7636685d
Hurry! I only have about 5 days until it's sold!
To assist you, Here is my computer now:
It only has 2 RAM slots and only works with DDR types of RAM.
It has a very decent CPU speed at about 2.5 GHz.
I strongly believe that the PIN size needed for the cards is 184 (I looked it up).
Some questions that I need answered:
What is the maximum allowed RAM on this computer?
Is the RAM compatible?
Is this a good amount to pay for it, or is there another, cheaper, way?
Should I buy a new computer, or just stick with this one?
In advance, Thank you for your help!
There is not enough information. We need to know which computer you have or at least which motherboard you have in the PC.
Many motherboards only support 1GB per memory slot. There is no way of knowing if your motherboard will support 2GB per slot, without first looking up the information.
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
Ok doing a new build. I'm still pretty new at this stuff. Can you give me comments on the pieces I have picked out?
HDD (Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM ) $49.99
MoBo (GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard) $84.99
CPU (AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor) $57.99
RAM (G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory) $46.99
and I'll be running Win XP Home SP2
I'm trying to keep the price as close to $400 as possible, the computer will be used primarily for general internet surfing and office work, no hardcore games. Here's what I know I want for the computer, I need at least one firewire port, and several USB ports, and a graphics card that will handle webcam adequately. Also PC should be able to be upgraded to Vista with no additional hardware upgrades, and am looking for a PC that will last for several years, with upgrading RAM and CPU etc...
I still need a Case, PSU and a graphics card, since the MoBo doesn't have onboard graphics.
Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Hello I have a HP ProBook 440 G3 Notebook PC and wanted to purchase a pen for it, what pen is compatible with the PC? Thanks Kevin
Hi,This is the only HP document related to HP active pen/stylus compatibility to various consumer and business notebooks - that is updated periodically.https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05166879I'm not seeing your business notebook in this unfortunately.RegardsVisruthRead other 1 answers
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...
Hey guys, kinda new here!
Im thinking of buying new ram for my VGNFS515B Vaio Laptop.
Just wondering if anybody knows a site where I can find out what ram types are compatable?????
For example, was looking at this one but wasnt sure if it would work!!!!
And if I can replace the ram, is there any down side to using a different ram chip to the one that came with the laptop?
At the moment there are two 512 mb chips in there and I want two cange it to two 1gb chips,
Thanks a million
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-4200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*
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.
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/
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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