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Warranty started before my purchase

Q: Warranty started before my purchase

I bought a Dell Laptop on 14 October 2017. Its service tag is <Service tag removed>. But the following message is showing in Dell website with a shipping date of 14 Sept. Can anybody rectify this warranty wrong information? I bought it in Singapore. Please help me immediately.

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Hello,I've noticed athttp://support.lenovo.com/it/it/warrantylookupthat 3-years warranty started before I purchased my X1 Carbon .It probably started from the date it was manufactured, but I bought it a year later and I don't want to lose 1 year of warranty. How can I rectify the date?  PSI can still print a pdf receipt from online store where I bought it, is it enough?

A:Warranty started before purchase

Hello and welcome, MichaelVaughnTo update the warranty data contact your local Lenovo authorised service provider (though, I don't see those companies list in Italy in the on-line locator) or request online:http://lenovoemea.force.com/warranty?lang=enChoose "Base warranty cange / Purchase date update" item.FYI, this page might help to find the service company:https://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/iwslookupthink?linkTrack=MastubNavupport:Warranty%20and%20Repair:Wa...

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I purchased a Yoga 720 15" 2in1 three weeks ago and I am trying to decide if, when, and the type of warranty extentions I should get.I can add the " products " to the cart but I can not find the small print anywhere.  IF I decide to get additional coverage I would likely go for the maximum available but I want to know what the coverage is prior to purchasing it. I have two options available in addition to the levono warranty and  want to choose wisely.As it is I have over 11 months* remaining on the warranty but I think adding accidental coverage and on site service may be a good investment because I will be traveling with this laptop and I might be at the other side of the country if it breaks.I would appreciate advice on this topic. * I purchased it on 7/3/2017 and the start date for my warranty shows as 6/22/2017. Not sure what that is all about.

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planning to purchse p 51 from bhphoto. wanted to know if i can purchse extended warranty later. also if i can add international topup to it?

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Hello, I recently purchased Lenovo Flex 5 (14") laptop (Part Number:  80XA0011US). This comes with 16.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz and 1TB 5400 RPM+128GB PCIe SSD.  I have 3 questions: 1) I am hoping I like the laptop. If for some reason, I want to return it, how many days I have? And, is that from the date of purchase or date of delivery?  2) I forgot to buy warranty with the purchase. How many days I have to buy warranty?  3) I bought accessory - Slim DVD Burner. Will this be attached to the laptop or is this an external one? Thanks!  

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5567 on 2/01/2017 from Reliance Digital Store Pune. Dell support assist shows that my warranty started on 14/09/2016 and will end on 14/09/2017. As far as I know warranty should start from the date of purchase on the invoice. So I searched a little bit and got to know about the ownership transfer process. I did that 15 days ago but still haven't received any notification regarding the same. Can you guys please help regarding this process. I don't know what to do now as my warranty will end in 12 days.

A:Dell warranty only for 9 months on new purchase

If the ownership transfer doesn't go through, contact the seller to find out why - if the system was originally sold through a grey market channel, you can indeed have transfer issues - your seller should be able to tell you.

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Hello everyone. I'm thinking of purchasing a T470 and it appears that it comes with a 3 year onsite warranty as standard here in the UK (with the student discount anyway). My main question is that will I be able to make warranty claims even if I'm not in the UK? I'm going to be going to China in August and I'll be there for a good 10 months (maybe more) so I want to know if I'll be able to make warranty claims there. Going along with that, if I am able to make warranty claims in China, will I have to make the claim in Chinese to Lenovo China, and what is the chance that the technician speaks English (especially in a second tier city)? I'd say my Mandarin is "OK" at the moment but I know very few computer related terms. I think I could just about get by with what I know and the dictionary app on my phone, a roommate helping, or someone in the International Students office helping over the phone, but I'd feel much better having making the claim and talking to the technician in English if possible. Finally, I'll probably buy some RAM and a SSD from Amazon if the price is significantly cheaper than Lenovo. Will I have any problems with this if I need to make a warranty claim? Thanks in advance!

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I have purchased one Dell Vostro 3546 series laptop 2 days back i.e 4th June 2015. When I checked the Warranty details for my laptop (tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>) it shows that the warranty will expire on 24-Dec-15 which is less than 6 months whereas the Dell provides the 15 months warranty for this laptop.
It shows that the product is shipped on 24-Sep-14 and thus the warranty will expire on 24-Dec-15 but how come the warranty will expire when the product was not at all purchased by customer.
I have purchased this laptop from authorized dealer under the bill from Nehru Place and request you to please let me know the solution for my problem.
Thanks
Prateek

A:Dell Warranty less than 6 months on new Purchase

You need to register the system with Dell (transfer ownership to your name) to initialize the warranty.
<<www.dell.com/support/retail/us/en/19/>>
Use the system service tag and the link above.

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I purchased a product in june 2016 through best buy in june 2016, but it shows the date of warranty as Feb 2016. I verified with best buy and they also have the correct date of purchase as june 2016. How to get this verified asap? Any information will be helpful  

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how to purchase extended warranty online for my laptop

A:how to purchase extended warranty online for my laptop

Called Care Packs..sold online through this site: http://store.hp.com/us/en/care-packs-88343--1?jumpid=home_hsa_na_1_161016 There are limits as to the age of the laptop, etc. but if you are still within the original warranty or even slightly beyond it you are eligible to buy extended protection.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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My delete key had been wobbly and has now fallen off completely.  Warranty expires in mid-June.  I am travelling in Sweden until July, so warranty will have expired by the time I get back to Canada. 1. Can I get the laptop repaired here in Sweden using my HP warranty?2. If not, since I am reporting the problem before the warranty expires, can I get it repaired in July, after the warranty has technically expired?Thanks.

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I had purchased Dell Inspiron 15 3558 laptop from authorized GTM Store on Oct, 2016. On checking warranty status, it is seen that the POW date started on August 31, 2016 which is shipping date. How could i resolve this specific issue, since all other waranties i.e, NBD, Limited Tech Support, etc are showing purchased date i.e, Oct 2016

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It seems Lenovo just rolled out new plans for  Thinkpad customer to choose their warranty add-ons. It moved from old optional plans with different extent of bundled products (e.g. ADP, KYD, Sealed battery) into an a-la-carte item model for the customer to choose. I compare Lenovo online sales website in HK, JP, SG and US and have the following findings: 1. Not all countries have rolled out the new warranty options scheme yet (e.g. Lenovo HK and Lenovo JP is still using old "bundled" warranty plan option) 2. Inconsistencies on the choice of additional warranty services available for Thinkpad customers (For Levono SG, Seal Battery, Keep Your Drive are not available as add-ons if the customer chooses Depot Warranty plan, while Lenovo US offers these add-ons to both Depot and Onsite Warranty. Meanwhile, Lenovo US customer need to buy an add-on for international warranty but Lenovo HK, SG offers the international warranty to all new Thinkpads they sold. 3. Lack of transparency on warranty add-on pricing. I noted Lenovo SG priced Seal Battery Add-on for T480s at SGD330 but same Add ons in Lenovo US is only quoted at USD$26. Can Lenovo explain why such discrepencies happen? And welcome you all share your findings on the Thinkpad warranty add-on offerings in your home country.    


























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I must not be fully awake yet because I cannot figure out how to reach Lenovo or start a warranty claim.  I click on my warranty and it shows me that I have warranty for my device... I click on contact us and it asks for my serial number and tells me that my device is covered... but not how to contact Lenovo...  Where is a real contact us page or how do I go about opening a warranty ticket or RMA for a monitor?

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HiThe fan of my less-than-half-a-year-old T470 suddenly began to emit strange noise and I went to a local service provider in CA. My laptop was bought in Russia with a 3-year international warranty. The service provider told me that he might have to send it back to Russia, and they will consult with Lenovo within a week. That is a huge surprise for me, as shipping it back and forth might take a long time. Can I somehow request to repair my laptop inside the US and is there any opportunity to claim a temporary replacement for the time the laptop is being repaired?Thanks

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Purchased a L570 Thinkpad and its 3 yr ADP plan started the day it was shipped. However I did not receive the laptop for 10 days. Is there anyway to change the start date of the warranty to coincide with the receipt of the laptop?  

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Hi there I tried linking my serial number and product number of my laptops  with my hp passport, but that does not seem to to work. The warranty checker start date november 2014 but we bought them in october 2015, so we are a year out. How do I update these, and am I able to link them to this hp passport account. Thanks for your time. All the best Matt

A:Warranty dates do not tally with my purchase dates

Hi melton , In this to get you warranty to be update please do contact the HP support line of your country with the Proof of purchase with the serial number on it . So that they would work on it and get it updated . HP Worldwide Telephone Numbers  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00047049.pdf Also as you have the the passport account  you can raise a request throught the support case management . r-K //Click on Kudos and Accept as Solution if my reply was helpful and answered your question// I am an HP employee!!

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I bought a Lenov Ideapad 510 15IKB on 14th April 2017. Now I'm facing 2 issues with the warranty registration and warranty upgrade: Issue#1On April 16th I registered the base warranty of my product as it should start from the purchase date of my product. After few email conversations for purchase proof, finally on 3rd May, I received email confirming the base warranty registration of my product. It was starting from 14th April 2017 and ending on 13th April 2018. I checked the same on lenovo website. But few days back when I again checked the warranty status, it was restored to factory warranty (15 Oct 2016 - 13 nov 2017). I don't know why this happened and how this happened. When I contacted lenovo, they said that warranty is updated in their database but how can I beleive when I can't see this on warranty lookup section of the Lenovo official website. I have also attached the screen shot of warranty lookup page as of today (22 June 2017). Issue#2I registered for 2 year warranty extension under Back To School offer (Ticket Number - ADP-BTS-025399) on www.buyalenovo.com and made a payment of INR 999/- on 6th May 2017. On 10th May, i received an email confirming the receipt of payment and in the same email, it was mentioned that warranty certificate will be mailed to me within 7 bussiness day, but till the date I've not received any warranty certificate, I've sent so many emails in last one week, but I didn't receive any reply to any email. I tried to reach the A... Read more

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sir service engineer told me that your ram socket burns due to heat or power fluctuation  and so we have to change your motherboard for that and this is not covered in your warranty. i have adp warranty .So can i arugu with them in these conditions  ?Is warranty doesnot cover issue due to power fluctuation , which cover accidental protection, too ?

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My dell xps 15 9550 was purchased with a 3yr extended warranty.  After getting an email offering to sell an extended warranty, I checked the dell warranty status.  Sure enough, no extended warranty appears.  Is this a system problem or do I need to do something.
Thanks

A:extended warranty not showing up in warranty status

Was it ordered from Dell, or from a third party - or puchased through a retailer?

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sir hi actually i bought my lappi last year in the month of may 25th and since i was in last year of my collage i did not bother  to extend becouse of money issue. can i extend the warranty of the lapptop now ??pls help and if yes then what all the procedure i need to follow. ?  w/w  aayan akash. 

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Hello,

I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop. Inside the program "Dell Support Center" it tells me that BITS - Demand Started to Auto Started. I don't know what BITS is so I need some help. It runs in the System Services. Should I disable the BITS?

Heres a screenshot:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/errorxw.jpg/

Thanks!
 

A:BITS Demand Started to Auto Started Error

masterchiefxx117 said:


Should I disable the BITS?Click to expand...

Here's some information About Windows BITS The answer to that question is No. Read the articular to learn Why.
 

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Hi, My laptop's manufacturer warranty has expired on January 24 2016. Can I buy extend warranty for my lappy??  

A:Can I extend the warranty after its manufacture warranty has...

Hello, If unit doesn't have any issues right now, yes you can extend the warranty. if there is any issue with the laptop then after repair you can extend the warranty  #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Have purchased a netbook HP15AY-078TX bearing S.No. CND6300CVS & product id X5Q23PA#ACJ. Want to check the warranty and extended warranty offers.

A:Warranty & Extended warranty offer

Hello  Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty     Extended Warranty :http://www8.hp.com/in/en/support-drivers/carepack-services.html?jumpid=in_r10104_in/en/ps/corp/carep...Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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As the title suggests - my invoice specifically says 3yrs warranty was purchased with my M3800 in November 2014. I'm now showing as out of warranty after 2yrs
I'm having issues with a screen that was replaced in May/June 2016 and would like a replacement as I believe the unit is faulty. Please can you get in touch to resolve.
Thank you.

A:Purchased 3 years warranty; laptop/account showing as out of warranty after 2 years

Hi DModi,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address along with the invoice copy.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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I am from Bilaspur (C.G.). INDIA I have a HCL PC HCL ezeebee that I purchased about 3 year ago. Now I am planning to purchase a new PC.
What I will do with this PC
... various OS (Linux) Testing in Virtual Machines(MS Virtual PC, Virtual Box etc)
... .NET and Web application development
... Audio Video and Photoshop related work. (Graphic Designing)

I will run mostly Visual Studio 2008, Adobe CS3, SQL Server, Windows Vista Business and Linux. But this list may increase.
I have Pinnacle PCTV Stereo card for watching TV on my existing HCL PC. Will it work in new Motherboard.
I am crazy downloader of Music, Software, Movies, Pictures. I think I need more space on HDD.

I would like to mention that I am a Computer Geek. I spend my whole day on computer. I need Fast and Reliable PC which can work minimum 24hr or more continuously without any problem.

As I mention above I will also work on graphic designing therefore I need a monitor with CRT quality display. I like sharpe images of LCD monitors but I also like color range and image quality of CRT monitor. Is there any LCD monitor available which can produce CRT like colors.

Or

Is there any CRT monitor which do not create strain while reading text on it for long time.

Generally I purchase computer related products from DIGITAL AGE at bilaspur.They are good. But they have no knowledge of computers related words. Once they said to plug LAN cable into Phone port. That's why I need your suggestion.

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Ok so I am in need of some new RAM, currently I have 2x2GB of DDR2 800MHz Corsair Gaming Memory totaling 4GB, but one of the RAM sticks is bad and doesn't work. And I don't want to spend $95 on a 2GB RAM stick. So I have $90 left that I had gotten on my birthday, and was wondering what is the best, highest amount of DDR2 RAM I could buy. I want a lot of DDR2 RAM, but not only do I want a lot but I want it to be good quality RAM that will last a long time, and has a fast speed like 800MHz or higher for $90 or less.

A:New RAM Purchase Help

Welcome,
Dont really have an answer to your question, but have some advice. If you are not going to replace all the ram at once, be careful with the purchase. Make sure that all the sticks are identical, especially the frequency. Many, who replace, ram, buy all that will be used at the same time.

BTW a belated happy birthday.

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i keep gettting pop ups i need driver update   but it has a one time payment i need to do it monthly...

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Want to upgrade to XP Home Edition from WIN98SE, I will use complete install and want to know what price I should expect to pay and any pitfalls with buying the CD on the web?

tks all
bill w
 

A:XP Purchase

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im looking for a psu thats 350 watt that would work in a HP Pavilion a305w.

idk anything about psu's...just everything else lol

80 dollars is my limit...might be able to go higher...but would proffer it to be around 50 or 60

thanks for your help guys
 

A:PSU Purchase help

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Hi there,

I came across the Acer Aspire ZC-700 desktop PC 19.5" with the following specs:

Windows 10 (pre-installed),
Intel Pentium Processor N3700,
Memory - 4 GB,
Hard drive - 1 TB,
Built-in WiFi,
35mm thick,
Ergonomic stand that can be adjusted in height and angle,
Full HD IPS display,

I am able to get this PC for £240.

Any pros and cons for this would be great.

Thanks
 

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Hi Guys,

Im looking to upgrade my RAM to 1600Mhz.

Im wanna get 8Gb again

I've seen: Corsair 8Gb DDR3 1600MHz Vengence Memory

And also Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1600MHz

My Budget is ?40-50, and was just really after some opinions, or whether anybody as any alternatives which are possibly better?

Also just wondering if i can go to 1866MHz as i can get some which fits in my budget

Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1866MHz

Thanks for any help in advance

A:Help with new RAM purchase

The only specs for RAM that you want to be careful to match are:
DDR3
1.5v
Unbuffered
non-ECC
Although I must mention that you should not expect to see a real world noticeable increase in performance by jumping up from 1333 to 1600 (or even 1866). Running faster RAM can be important in overclocking in order to get a stable overclock.
Alternately, you could play with overclocking your current RAM to 1600 and save the money. Some 1333 sticks (but not all) can handle it.

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Hello all, i'm planning on purchasing a new computer for christmas from an online store that i feel is fairly reputable. i'm just not sure what type of processor to shoot for though. i currently have a 1.3 ghz Intel Celeron from gateway that i bought off my sister not too long ago. This system is fairly outdated that i know, and i am wondering if I should go with a quad or dual core intel that is 1.8ghz or am i better off with an intel celeron D 3.6ghz. from what i am hearing the dual core is (2) 1.8 ghz cores, so in essence a 2.6 ghz right? on one hand i think that the 3.6ghz would be pretty damn fast, and yet i read articles that would lead me to believe the 1.8 ghz dual core would be faster. i plan on using my computer for normal internet browsing as well as some gaming. i play some mmorpg's like guild wars and plan on getting into playing some half life and gears of war. which of these two processors would be best for a gaming system. These are the two that i am looking at here.

Intel Core 2 Duo 800 / 1066Mhz FSB
or
Intel Celeron D365 3.6ghz Lga775 533fsb

which is the best for gaming?
 

A:New Purchase, what to buy

two cores does NOT. i repeat. NOT mean twice the power. it simply splits the load between two processors. it makes it a hell of a lot faster even at a slower gigahertz speed.

i just want to clear that up so there are no misconceptions there. that's a key thing.

if you want game and play something like the half life series or gears of war, you're going to want a fairly hefty processor. not to mention a good graphics card.

the processors you'll want to look at are the Intel E6750 Core 2 duo, and hte Intel Q6600 quad core. you can even look up some benchmarks to show you how they perform as compared to other chips here:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html

for the rest of the system, make sure you have a quality power supply, at least 2 gigs of RAM from a good manufacturer, and a graphics chip that was very recently introduced.

in terms of power supplies, i suggest the Antec Earthwatts 500watt, the Antec NeoHE 500watt, or an Enermax Liberty power supply. those are very powerful for the price, and are certified to give at least 80% efficiency if not better. so you'll get vast amounts of power, and you'll save on your electricity bill.

for the RAM, get some from Crucial, Mushkin, Corsair, G. Skill, or OCZ technologies. those are the top brands in the business. or at least make sure it comes with it. and get at least 2 gigs worth.

for the graphics chip, i recommend at least an 8800gt or better for gaming. or if you're into ATI, go with th... Read more

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...a hardware firewall for an office network. We have about 15 computers connected through a DSL modem plugged into a switch. I was wondering what exactly "unlimited nodes" stands for on firewalls such as our old sonic wall? Will this firewall protect the amount of computers we have? http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=251800
http://www.netgear.com/Products/VPNandSSL/WiredVPNFirewallRouters/FVS124G.aspx?detail=Specifications
 

A:Looking to purchase...

"Unlimited nodes" means exactly that - the firewall will work with any number of hosts behind it. This is opposed to products that will work with only X amount of computers at a time.

As for which device to get.. This depends on what you want that firewall to do and how much traffic it should handle.

PS
I really doubt that you would have functional internet with lots of computers plugged into a DSL modem. Are you sure that this "DSL modem" thing does not already include a router and therefore also a firewall?
 

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I am building a computer for my first time and after choosing a motherboard, have no idea what RAM to buy. I know that I want 8 gigs of RAM, and the motherboard has slots for 4 RAM cards, but I don't know how to figure out how many pins should be on the RAM that I buy. The motherboard that I chose is an MSI ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard 970. I would prefer a RAM card from Corsair, but thats just personal preference, not necessity. Help anyone?

Also, in case you need more info about my motherboard, I got it at this URL: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DDR3-Moth..._n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin:6159420011
 

A:What RAM should I purchase?

As described in the motherboard description - Memory: 4x DDR3-2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Max Capacity of 32GB.

This means your motherboard takes DDR3 memory. When an OC follows a number it means that in order for you to run 2133 memory you must overclock, I.e. add more voltage to get it to function at this speed. This is something you don't have to concern yourself with.

Before we move forward why this motherboard? Here are 2 questions that will help you in the process of building a PC:

1. What do you want your system to do?
2. What is your budget?
 

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well i have some money in hand... and i was wondering in wat to spend it on, this is my current system..


AMD anthlon 64 2x dual core 2.4, 4600
2 x 7600Gt Xpervision gpu/Nvidia
550W psu
M2n-E Sli motherboard
3.5gb of RAM

now i have 3 objects that i am wanting..
the 8800gtx 300mgb...
the new amd anthlong 64 2x dual core 3, 6000
or
a new computer case with built in watercooling -(was suppose to get the other day but had none in stock)

now i think the case wud b the best as i cud overclock my 7600 and my cpu more as they wudnt overheat and i wudnt have to sell my old case like i wud wif my cpu and gpus... (i wud lose a lot of mony tryin to sell them)
 

A:what to purchase...

Get the 8800GTS 320mb (I think this was what you're referring to).

This would give you the highest performance boost IMO. Twin 7600GT just wouldn't compete, unless you overclock using LN2, and even that, its debatable.
 

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I am going to get a CD re-writer for back-ups. My computer place stocks Liteon 40x12x48 with Nero Software.

Have never used a burner before and was wondering if this is an OK brand. I looked it up on the Internet and it seems quite popular. I only want it for basic stuff. I don't really want to go elsewhere as this place has looked after the computer very well since I got it.

Just thought I would check out the views of this forum.
Thanks

Lyn
 

A:Purchase of CD-R/RW

The Lite-On is an excellent burner for the money. Lite-On has been good about their firmware updates. The 40X burner you mentioned was released without Mt Rainier support and with P-CAV recording mode. They added both Mt Rainier and true CAV recording through firmware. You donít have to know what all that means. Just go to their site and get their latest firmware and you will have the fastest 40x burner on the market.
 

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Old computer is on it's last leg and am looking for pros/cons as to what I should buy next - tower/laptop. Computer is used personal use and minimal business things. Will be of course purchasing the Office products and am looking to add publisher to that package.

Any good words out there as to what I should purchase.

A:Purchase

That's like asking us what you should get for dinner. No one else is going to be able to offer any real insight because none of us are going to be using the system. You know if you need it to be portable or not. You know if you place to upgrade the hardware down the line. You know your budget. Sorry if it comes across as me being unhelpful...it's just that this is an extremely vague question that's purely an opinion...and none of us are qualified to make that choice for you.

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Hi, looking for some help/advice.
I recently purchaseda new PC and need to buy a Operating Sysytem. I am looking to buy Widows XP Pro but I am somewhat confused, ethere seesm to be so many to buy.. some with serice pack 1 some with 2 and some complete..

Can someone advice which I need to get my pc up and runnning. are the ones with service packs jsut upgrades and that means I already need to have a OS system insalled on the pC to install ?

All help appreciated

A:New XP Purchase

Where did you buy the pc from? Can you not purchase the OS from them? You need Windows XP Pro SP2

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Hi all. Just finished my new build and am hunting for deals on a GPU. Not looking to spend more than $100-150 (pref. less). Im not a huge gamer but I play. I can play Skyrim on medium settings off the igpu so I would hope the money spent on a gpu would improve from there (not sure how much improvement though) . Im looking for the best bang for the buck.
Asus p8z68v-lx
i5 2500k OC'd to 4.3G
Xigmatek cpu cooler
8gig. Corsair XMS3 1600
OCZ ZS Series 650w psu
Win 7 Pro. 64-bit
single monitor 1280x1024
(I'm loving this build so far)
 

A:Looking to purchase a new GPU

Try a 6870.
A discreet GPU would definitely be the way to go for gaming.
 

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I am considering buying/installing an SSD, probably 240gb. I currently have a very well functioning machine with a 1tb HD and all my OS and software is installed on that HD. I am using Windows 7, with all the latest updates installed. I have never used an SSD or installed one so I have some questions:
1. Is 240gb enough or would 128gb be sufficient? I believe I only want Windows 7 (likely upgrade to Windows 8 when released) on the SSD and leave my current HD alone with all my software as it is currently installed.
2. What/where can I find a step by step for installing the SSD and directing the OS to read everything else from the current HD.
3. I usually use the Hibernate feature and only completely power down every few days. Would that still be acceptable?
4. I assume I would have to purchase a new copy of the OS therefore I may wait until Windows 8 is released before making the change.
Thanks
 

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I'm looking for some expert opinions... =)

I currently have a BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX-260 OC MaxCore 55 video card and I'm trying to decide if I should purchase a second one for around $70-80 and SLI them... or try to buy an improved replacement card for a similar price and possibly try to sell my current card.

This current card is a:

GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE
GDDR3
Memory: 896 MB
GPU Frequency: 655 MHz
ALU Frequency: 1404 MHz
Memory Frequency: 1125 MHz
Memory Bus Width: 448 bits
Number of ALUs: 216
Any suggestions? Advice would be greatly appreciated! =)
 

A:Purchase another GTX-260 and SLI?

Well if you have an sli motherboard and a decent power suppy its a pretty cheap way to double your framerates in most games.

You will be pretty hard pushed to find a single similar pefrorming directx 11 gpu for that kind of money,
 

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I am thinking of purchasing xp. I have built this system of mine and most of it works most of the time but all of it never works all the time. I have a dual boot dual hard drive system. The reason for two os's is because I couldn't get everything to work in win2k pro. Now I am having video difficulties. I have a very full system. I have a modem, network card, sound card,dvd decoder card, scsi card and video card (ati all in wonder 32mb pro), cd rw, dvd,zip drive, usb hub,compact flash, It is my dream to have everything work with one operating system. I would like to be able to watch movies,tv,record cd's at 12x,download network etc. I have been thinking of getting win xp pro in hopes I will be able to use all my hardware and all my software. I don't have any old dos games. I don't even care about games to tell the truth. But I do like music and movies etc. Do you think xp will do the trick or will I just be wasting my money? Also do you know what is involved in becoming a licensed system builder from Microsoft?
 

A:To purchase or not to purchase

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Ok so I am looking to purchasing my first NAS and I am having trouble trying to understand what I should purchase based on my needs. Here is what I am looking for:

-HDD indicator for each drive
-Gigabit Ethernet
-Hot swappable
-Compatible with OS X and linux
-Capable of showing up as a Network drive for everyone to access

Most that I have researched involve a web interface to set up and can only be access through there such as QNAP. Any chance that there are any that don't involve the web to constantly access? I plan to have like 8TB in the nas.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:NAS purchase need help

I think they pretty much all use a browser to access settings, but its jut by local I.P. address, nothing Internet involved unless you're coming at it from the WAN side, then you need a NAS with web-access.

NAS drives are usually tucked out of the way and rarely looked at, better for the NAS to email you periodically about it condition. Gigabit is important but so is the underlying power of the NAS itself. Cheap NAS drives with gigabit ethernet can still be slow--usually the more expensive they are, the faster and even more robust ones have a second gigabit port as a failsafe.

Don't know about hot swappable. Mine are in RAID 1 and they'lll email me if there's a problem (hopefully).
Compatibility, some would have thier own format like RiserFS, and I think all mine are now just good old NTFS so there is no need for translation at all with Windows so I'm not sure about standardization when it comes to sharing with those three main OS flavors.
All NAS drives show up on a network once properly configured, with their own I.P. address and name...that's the N in NAS.
 

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I need to purchase a new FP Shooter and just can't seem to decide between "Battlefield 1942" and "VietCong". I've read all the reviews and as usual they leave me with no information.

I am concerned that both of these titles will be either too much or too buggy for my PC. Is there anyone out there with any experience with these titles?

My PC as a 32mb GeForce 2 video card. Which was more than enough for 'Unreal Tournament 2003', MOHAA, Red Faction II and "Delta Force: Black Hawk Down".

Since it is still a long time before 'Halo' or 'Half Life2' or 'Doom 3' will be released I need another FPS to tide me over until then. Are there any other FPS's out there that I am overlooking?

Thanks.
 

A:which to purchase

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