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Server spec v. hi spec workstation

Q: Server spec v. hi spec workstation

Anyone like to venture an opinion about what a server in a small LAN of max 6 machines should contain that a decent or hi spec workstation does not have - other than perhaps a larged hard drive?
Any opinions most welcome!

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A: Server spec v. hi spec workstation

Hi

I run a domain server, there are 2 hard wired PC's, 4 wireless laptops, and 1 media box.
Its spec is a HP XE310 with 1GHZ CPU and 256 meg of memory, it has been running for over 2 years and has never crashed or failed yet.
Over the time i have added HDD's upto 300GB in size.

I run azureus over night on it and it works fine.

I had a chat with someone on here who recommended Linux or Unix as a server, myself I run Windoze server 2000 but thats a personal choice.

regards

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So the Flex 5 (15") 81CA's spec sheet says it uses DDR4-2133 RAM, but the RAM in the machine I received is definitely DDR4-2400. That's good, but I'm just wondering what's going on here. With DDR4-2400 RAM installed, does it actually run at 2400 MHz or 2133 MHz? And if it runs at 2133 by default, is there a way to change that to 2400? Per Intel's official CPU specs the CPU and chipset should support 2400. Any ideas?





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A:Flex 5 (15") 81CA spec sheet RAM data rate doesn't match parts spec

Hi jdrch,
 
Greetings.
 
The 81CA does run on 2400 MHz as shown in the general specification sheet, 16GB max / 2133MHz or 2400MHz DDR4, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket. 
 
Checking on the general category for Flex 5 1570 here shows 80XB models had the 2133MHz and the 81CA had 2400 MHz. The same goes in the parts lookup page using model numbers 81CA here.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I just got a new laptop as a second computer. It has 1.8ghz processor and a gig of RAM. Everything is so stable, not one error yet. My Playstation emulator plays every game with full smoothing on with it's 32mb graphics card perfectly. DVD's are good quality. Task switching is smooth. Menus pop up instantly.

My PC is a disappointment. Unhappy with its performance from the word go, I upgraded its RAM to 2 gig. 256mb of that is eaten by what appears to be the most unstable graphics card in history. I have Vista on this one. I can't start the thing without an error or two appearing. It runs at a could crash any second state all the time, is constantly loading and more often than not has a display driver error. I need ReadyBoost to make it run at an acceptable state! The latest driver seem to fix one issue and break another (for instance I now have less display crashes but slow as anything graphics performance). It does work well for my music apps as its processor allows for lots of soft synths but its support for ASIO is awful. Do you reckon going down to XP will make it an impressive machine? As for DVD's, they are grainier than a bowl of shredded wheat!
 

A:Can anyone explain why my low spec laptop out performs my higher spec PC?

What are the exact specs of the PC, I would try a fresh vista install and start again...
 

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Hello there everyone! A newbee in here and also not much a smart *** in the realm of tech so kindly bear with me!

I have recently upgraded to a new laptop of the following specs:

DELL Inspiron, i7, 16GB Ram, 1 Tb HDD, Win 10 (genuine)

from an older laptop with following specs:

HP Pavilion, i3, 4GB Ram, 320GB HDD, Originally Win 7, later updated to Win 10 (genuine)
(Used this bad boy for almost 7 years!)

I still used my older laptop for work purposes until the HDD in it died on me last week for some particular reason. I have a spare SSD (500 GB) that I am thinking to replace the damaged HDD with. Since I am new this, I have a couple of doubts that I hope you lot in here can help me with:

1) Can I clone the HDD in my new laptop to the spare SSD and install the SSD in my older laptop, given the major differences in specs?

2) If the answer to (1) is yes, is there a particular set of steps I need to follow in this case or do I just follow the steps of a basic cloning process?

3) Assuming I could do the above, would I have to reinstall Windows in the older laptop? I still do have the Windows 7 Home product key that was originally installed on my older laptop.

Also do suggest if you think I should avoid the all-in-all idea of cloning and just freshly install Windows on the SSD and later just copy the files I need from my new laptop.

Thanking you in advance to taking the time out to read my post and helping me out!
 

A:Copy HDD from high spec to SSD in a lower spec system?

You can't clone a 1TB hdd into a 500GB ssd due to size limitation.

It is also illegal to clone one Windows to be used on more than one computer.

You can just replace the dead hdd with your 500GB ssd now and install its original Windows 7 on it if you have the license.

You can pass the data between computer via a network or USB devices but the operation is not cloining. If you clone something it ends up with a mirror image of the original.

A ssd can be used in exactly the same way as a hard drive. It has nothing to do the high spec. In a higher spec PC things move just faster and the fast ssd is therefore put to a better use.
 

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Hi everyone, Not sure if this belongs here or not so if its in the wrong place then by all means please correct it for me

anyway I had my comp build just over a year ago but when it was built it was considered to be high end, im not sure if its still considered to be high spec anymore but its not performing the way it should. I dont really play lots of games so im not sure how long the problem has been around for but its been in place for at least a couple months thinking back. heres my specs:

Thermaltake 600W Power Supply
ASUS P5N32-SLI DELUXE Motherboard
Intel Conroe E6600 2.45Ghz CPU
RAM 2 x 1Gb Kingston PC5300 667MHz DDR2RAM
HDD Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200rpm SATA Hard Disk Drive (16Mb)
OPTICAL DRIVE LG H22N 18x DVDR/RW Drive
VGA eVGA GeForce 8800GTX 768Mb PCI-E VGA Card (169.25 driver)
Vista Premium
LG 194W 19" Wide LCD Monitor

Ive been getting really weird FPS drops during gameplay. CoD4 for example with start out at 90 but will settle down to 60~ sometimes and dip as low as 30~. Team Fort 2 does the same, but it will dip as low as 20-15fps

I just reformatted and all basic updates have been done. AVG also doesnt detect any viruses. I ran 3D mark Vantage (free trial run) and this is what I got.

http://service.futuremark.com/home.action?resultId=114165&resultType=19

I was gonna update the bios but i couldn't figure out how. If i don't find a solution by monday i'll be taking it back to the shop that built the comp and see if they can... Read more

A:High spec comp, low spec performance

Hello DonatoXIII

Run The Windows? Experience Index

Check the Component Scores which will identify any weaknesses in the system

Also go to the NVIDIA site and look for updated drivers

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Hi There,
I made a thread yesterday on Microsoft Backoffice Small Business Server. (http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/578574-windows-server-tell-me-its.html)
I explained that I am going to upgrade the computer's motherboard, processor, hard drive, cpu, e.t.c, e.t.c, and then Put Microsoft Backoffice small business server - windows nt4 - on it.

DoubleHelix said (hence this thread) I might have problems getting Nt to run properly on the new hardware.

-Would this be the case do you think?
-and would it really be neccairy for me to upgrade all the spec to run it, It will not get a high amount of use?

Here's my current spec;

x86 Family 6 Model 6 stepping
0
AT/AT Compatiable
523,832 KB ram
Any advice would be much appreciated
Many thanks
Matt
 

A:Low Spec On a NT Server be ok?

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Im trying to help redo our servers at work.. We are a small/medium size company with about 105 employees... Id like to know what kind of servers would be good for this size company... specs on the servers would be helpfull... how many servers... kind of servers... vpn connection, citrix?? printer server?? file server?? ETC. ETC.
 

A:Server Spec Help

You first need to tell us what kind of usage the servers get. Do you run client-server applications, large databases, file servers, application servers, what? What kind of servers do you now have, and what is the preceived bottleneck?

You may need to do something about the overall network configuration, performance issues aren't necessarily only the servers. You might want to describe the whole network topology to help us better understand the situation.
 

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I've got a PC with the following spec which I'm using as a 'server' on my 100 ethernet lan. It is used in a business environment (accountants):

P5Q Pro turbo
Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 - 465GB, 366GB free
Intel Core Duo E8400 @ 3Ghz
2GB ram, 3 slots free
XP Pro SP3

We use an accounts/tax program which uses a SQL database, plus Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe Reader and IE8.

At the moment it runs very slowly a lot of the time, especially loading pages, loading programs, workstations accessing the SQL program get slow access, etc.

Is there anything I can do to speed it up? If it will make a big difference I'm willing to upgrade to 64bit system, put in more memory, maybe a solid state disk, etc., or would I be better off just buying a new PC?
 

A:Slow PC - used as LAN server, old spec?

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I have a small UK office LAN network, 3 office PCs, plus my wife and 4 kids are on the same network/router with their laptops, iphones, ipads, Sonos, etc., so probably about 6-8 devices running at any one time. We are using O2 as our internet provider, with their Thompson Wireless Box III router. There are probably a couple of the boys downloading/streaming every day. Everything in the office is cabled, in the house we use Homeplugs/wireless homeplugs by Bullion.

Quite often everything seems to slow down in the office e.g. programs are very slow to open - office programs as well as internet - even on my PC, which is the 'server' PC for some programs on other workstations which access a SQL database on my PC. We also centralise a storage of a lot of shared non-SQL data files on a NAS drive e.g. pdfs, Excel, Word files.

I'm told I should really have the shared programs data files on a dedicated machine, rather than on my PC, which I am using at the same time for work programs, Explorer, Outlook, etc. Is this likely to speed things up? If so, what would be a suitable spec for a LAN server?

Some of the workstations are also pretty old, what would be a suitable spec for reasonably future proof replacements lasting, say, 3-5 years. They will be used for accounts packages (which access SQL and run graphics for tax returns, etc), payroll programs, Internet Explorer, Excel, Word, Outlook, shared printers, etc. At any one time we are likely to have one or more account... Read more

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Hi Everyone, I am the most furtherst person away from being an expert. But i have been given a Dell PowerEdge 2300, and i was just wondering how i go about finding out how i can find out the most simpilest way of finding out the spec?
 

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I'm planning to build a computer to be used as file server. The computer would have 2 Seagate 320 GB SATA2 in RAID 1. I have the spec in my mind, but would like some advise before actually buying and building the computer. It would be used as a file server for 3 or 4 graphic designers who would take source files from the server, and, after completing the final design in their own work stations, copy the final design back to the server. The data exchange won't be that big, maybe around 1-2GB per day. It doesn't have to be very fast, the security and reliability of the data is more important.

My current planned spec:

-Athlon 64 3000+ AM2
-Asus M2NPV-VM (onboard video card)
-2 x Seagate 320 GB SATA2 in RAID 1
-Corsair DDR2 PC 5400 512MB
-DVDRW Pioneer for backup
-Enlight Case with 330W PSU
-Generic keyboard and mouse
-Old Philips 15" CRT monitor

The server and the workstations will be connected via 100Mbps network, I've considered upgrading to gigabit network, but would like to see the current network performance first before deciding.

As for the OS, what would be best for it? Will Windows XP be sufficient? Or do I have to use Windows 2003 Server? The clients all use Windows XP Pro.

Any advise before I buy the components?
 

A:need advice for file server spec

What is your budget?

You should consider getting a real server box with real hardware RAID, preferably SCSI or SAS. SAS would be more flexible, because you can attach normal SATA drives to that too.

The processor is totally unimportant - anything sold today will be more than enough. A good place to save money.

XP would probably work, but as Rick said, something Linux or BSD would be much more solid (and you'd save the price of XP).

Are you sure DVD is enough for backups? 300 gigs of data is some 40-50 DVDs Two USB2 external hard drive enclosures would be more feasible maybe.
 

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Hi, im hosting a lan soon and have a computer dedicated to be the server.

ok the lans going to be 20 people max with 2 servers one file (pentium II 450mhz) (thats fine)

But the gaming server is

Compaq Presario 6000
Pentium 4 - 2.4ghz
512mb PC2100 DDR
60GB 5400rpm ATA100
Windows XP Pro

Is this enough? what should i do to improve? how many people on call of duty will it support?

I have a 24 port 10/100 superstack3 3300 XM switch is this ok too?

Need to know what kind of performance to expect etc ANY HELP IDEAS ETC WELCOME!!! :grinthumb
 

A:Lan Hosting Server Spec (make sure its alright)

your going to have how many users running games from server?
if as much as 20 at a time your going to need over 1gig, 2 gig preferable of memory
and not to sure about the hard drive thats a slow one
a RocketRAID type setup with 2 drives may help
not going to do video gaming form this point
use the clients
 

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Hope someone can help - i'm not a total novice but would anyone be able to give me pros and cons of the below two specs and which you would say I am best to go with. Thanks in advance

Spec 1

Gamers PC. Nvidia 8600GT. Intel® Core® 2 Duo. (6600 (2.4GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB) , Standard Case , 19" Cibox C1905 Wide 5ms , 2 X EN8600GT Overclocked & P5NE Sli MB , 320GB Sata 2 Hard Drive , 2048 DDR 2 800 MHz , Vista Premium & Disc , 18 X DVD Dual Layer Writer

Spec 2

Gamers PC. Nvidia 8800. Intel® Core® 2 Duo. (6600 (2.4GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB) , Standard Case , 19" Cibox C1905 Wide 5ms , 1 X Asus Nvidia EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M Graphics , 320GB Sata 2 Hard Drive , 2048 DDR 2 800 MHz , Vista Premium & Disc , Generic Pc Option 550 Watt PSU , Asus P5ND2 SE Motherboard Motherboard )
 

A:New PC Spec Help

I'd say spec 1 since it's a good card and runs dx10 plus having 2 of em is good. Oh and i'd say you should get a 600W power supply sli ready
 

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Hi guys,

I wonder if I could trouble someone for their expertise. In the market for a budget laptop. I have narrowed it down a bit, but still open to suggestions. I certainly did want hdmi and usb 3 port and longest battery possible. I am clueless really when it comes to specifications and would really appreciate it if someone would cast their eyes over the specs of the below and tell me which is better. I generally only use laptop for surfing the net, downloading and streaming. Budget is £400 or there abouts so really just wont the best bang for the buck. I know hp has the newer i5 and the toshiba more ram, but overall if someone could give an insight into which is better it would be very grateful. Thank you

HP Pavilion g6-2324sa Laptop with 2 year warranty £399.99

Supported Operating Systems
Operating system
Windows 8 64
Processor
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3230M
Processor speed
2.6 GHz
Processor cache
3 MB L3 cache
Chipset
Intel® HM76 Express
Appearance
Product color
Sparkling black
Memory
Memory, standard
4 GB DDR3
Memory layout
(1 x 4 GB)
Memory slots
2 DIMM
Memory, maximum
Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3
Drives
Hard disk drive partition
Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery
Hard drive description
500 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical drive
SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support
Display Specifications
Display
39.6 cm (15.6") HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Display size (diagonal)
39.6 cm (15.6")
Graphic Subsystem
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 40... Read more

A:HELP. Which Spec?

My comments are bolded in my response below. However, in summary, I prefer the HP but I wish it had 8Gbs of RAM (because of Intel HD4000 graphics), an SSD instead of a hard drive, and a gigabit LAN. BTW, an SSD would also help to keep the laptop cooler too!

min2max said:


Hi guys,

I wonder if I could trouble someone for their expertise. In the market for a budget laptop. I have narrowed it down a bit, but still open to suggestions. I certainly did want hdmi and usb 3 port and longest battery possible. I am clueless really when it comes to specifications and would really appreciate it if someone would cast their eyes over the specs of the below and tell me which is better. I generally only use laptop for surfing the net, downloading and streaming. Budget is £400 or there abouts so really just wont the best bang for the buck. I know hp has the newer i5 and the toshiba more ram, but overall if someone could give an insight into which is better it would be very grateful. Thank you

HP Pavilion g6-2324sa Laptop with 2 year warranty £399.99

Supported Operating Systems
Operating system
Windows 8 64 Yes!
Processor
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3230M I Really like this CPU!
Processor speed
2.6 GHz
Processor cache
3 MB L3 cache
Chipset
Intel® HM76 Express Yes!
Appearance
Product color
Sparkling black
Memory
Memory, standard
4 GB DDR3
Memory layout
(1 x 4 GB)
Memory slots
2 DIMM
Memory, maximum
Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 Wish it came with 8GB because you will spend extra to u... Read more

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hi i am fairly new to pc building i have done it at college ect this is 1 of the 1st pc i have brought and build on my own

just want some advise on the spec below is my following spec are all the parts compatable with each other before i order them. they should be i have checked all the specs part by part i just want to make 100% sure i am correct as its the new PCI graphics ect

Power Supply:- OCZ 600W StealthXStream Power Supply
Case:- Gigabyte 3D Aurora - Black, Side Vent
Processor:- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 AM2
Motherboard:- ASUS M2N32-SLI DLX nF590 Socket AM2
Graphic Card:- Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768Mb PCI-E OEM
RAM:- Patriot 2GB Kit PC6400 800MHz
Floppy Disk:- 3½'' Black Floppy Drive
Hard Drive:- 1000GB IBM Hitachi SATAII 32MB
Other Drives:- ASUS Lightscribe 18X Dvd+/-RW 1814BL

thanks

LeeW87
 

A:New Pc Spec

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Q: spec's

Emachine got a site that accesses your pc and gives you your system specs and so on, I built me a new one, any of you know of a similiar kind of site i can get a spec. sheet on my new toy...
Thanks
 

A:spec's

Why not use something like Belarc Advisor or HWinfo.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
www.hwinfo.com
 

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I am about to update my computer with a intel E8400 cpu. In its spec's it states "45nm" . I would like to know what it what it refers to.
 

A:CPU Spec's

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Just want an opinion on which graphics card to purchse for playing Quake 4, Doom 3 and F.E.A.R

I have an XP 2600+ cpu (2ghz) with 1gb ram and a 9600 pro 128mb

I downloaded the doom3 demo and was not impressed with the low framerates given by my card.

Would an upgrade from current agp card to a higher model help? or shall i upgrade everything to pci-e ?

Is my 2600+ a bottleneck ?

Please advise

Stuck
 

A:Spec For Following....

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Want a basic system for graphic design and photography work, is this ok, from novatech @ £389.00 inc. many thanks
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

2GB memory

500GB hard drive

DVD writer

NVIDIA 9500GT 512Mb graphics

Midi ATX case
 

A:Is this spec ok?

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Hi. I am going to get this PC soon hopefully ordering today. I have been to other forums and people say its a good rig but want as much feed back as possible. This is what I am getting.

CASE: Phanteks Eclipse P400 Midi Tower case
Processor: I7-6770k 4gz oced to 4.5ghz
Memory: Kingston Fury Black 16GB 2.8GB DDR4 2400Mhz Duel
Graphic Card: GeForce GTX 1080 Jetstream 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card Prime
SDD: Samsung PM951 256GB
Second Drive: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM
XFX 750W 80+ Gold Rated PSU
Motherboard: Asus Z170-E (Socket 1151) ATX Motherboard
Cooler Alpenfohn Matterhorn Black Tower CPU Cooler
Windows 10 installed

?1453.13p including VAT and post

Thanks for any feed back.

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Hi. I am going to get this PC soon hopefully ordering today. I have been to other forums and people say its a good rig but want as much feed back as possible. This is what I am getting.

CASE: Phanteks Eclipse P400 Midi Tower case
Processor: I7-6770k 4gz oced to 4.5ghz
Memory: Kingston Fury Black 16GB 2.8GB DDR4 2400Mhz Duel
Graphic Card: GeForce GTX 1080 Jetstream 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card Prime
SDD: Samsung PM951 256GB
Second Drive: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM
XFX 750W 80+ Gold Rated PSU
Motherboard: Asus Z170-E (Socket 1151) ATX Motherboard
Cooler Alpenfohn Matterhorn Black Tower CPU Cooler
Windows 10 installed

?1453.13p including VAT and post

Thanks for any feed back.

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Hi

Am going build a PC and have already got some parts as follows :

"Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Rev 1.6 Mobo .
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-EX58-UD3R-rev-16

Intel Core i7 1st generation 920 quad core/8 thread processor Costa Rica 2.66Hz

10GB RAM:
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 triple channel memory kit (TR3X6G1600C8)
4GB (1x4GB) Corsair 1600MHzDDR3
Zalman CNPS10X Quiet CPU cooler with Fanmate 2"
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Question will this spec PC be able to run GTA5 ok ! .

cheers
Spike
 

A:PC Spec for GTA 5

see here
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1308&game=Grand Theft Auto V

and here for the official GTA5 requirements
https://www.rockstarwarehouse.com/s...tk2rstar&productID=305289400&themeID=38225800

of course you are always best looking ahead as it says on the official link
Over time downloadable content and programming changes will change the system requirements for this game. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information
so who can say what the next development of GTA will require

Your MB is old technology dates from the days of XP and latest OS drivers are 7
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-EX58-UD3R-rev-16#sp

The CPU likewise
https://ark.intel.com/products/3714...rocessor-8M-Cache-2_66-GHz-4_80-GTs-Intel-QPI

introduced 08 - legacy end of life

My advice is do not spend any serious money on any other components that are not compatible with more modern builds
Where are the graphics coming from please - the most important aspect for gaming

I am aware you have asked on other sites - there is of course nothing wrong in that
If you wish to pursue the advice here please reply.
As of course if you are following the other site rather than this one - replies here are a waste of time
 

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I'm building a new pc soon and would like any type of advice i can get, below are the specs, of the parts i'm plainning on getting. along with the website of each part. Most of the sites are from Tiger Direct, But i will not buy all from them, there are better deals on zip zoom fly and newegg.

Case - Power Up Black Gamer ATX Mid-Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1698789&CatId=32

Motherboard - DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1229464&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Cpu - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ CPu

Memory - Kingston 2048MB PC3200 Dual Channel 2 Gig Sticks
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1352&

Power Supply - Ultra / X-Finity 2G / 600-Watt - 12v with 37amps
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?MfrId=1583&Nav=|c:1483|&Sort=3&Recs=10

Video Card - BFG GeForce 7950 GT / 512MB GDDR3
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2456679&CatId=1826

Hard drive - Western Digital / Caviar SE / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-300
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?MfrId=928&Nav=|c:139|c:2458|&Sort=3&Recs=10

This is what I got so far. I'm just looking for opinions to see if this could be a good system. Thanks for your help.
 

A:new pc spec help.

If you are set on using AMD, then it is pretty good. But, you will be limiting your upgrade path by using socket 939. This socket will be used for budget chips in the future. The current standard for AMD is the AM2 platform, which uses DDR2 instead of regular DDR. The mobos for AM2 are a bit more expensive, but DDR2 memory is a little cheaper than DDR. Also, the AM2 processors are cheaper than the 939's.

Another thing to think about is the new Conroe processors from Intel. The E6300 is faster than most of the AMD line and is less than the processor you selected. Again, the mobos are a bit more expensive, but you get better performance.
 

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Need to get a new tower, my current one has a problem I cant easily solve (wont take more than one stick of ram, power or floppy cable now doesnt work holds on boot sometimes) these problems are maybe ralated to psu and a decent replacement is £40.I am tempted to just buy a complete new tower and hope it will be ok for a few years for photoshop and doing a bit of music.I will put in it my matrox graphics card and a new sound card. Here is a pc I have seen from novatech. Is this a good move?

My tower with the problem is-

athlon 2.4
nvidia ep-8rda3i mb
512 ram only
maxtor hd

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and here is the spec of the one I have seen
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processor AMD Athlon X2 4200 Dual Core 64 Bit Processor

Processor Speed 2 x 2.0GHz

Memory 1GB DDR2 667MHz Single Channel Memory

Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive

Graphics nVidia 6100 High performance Integrated Graphics & 1 x 8 PCI-E Slot

Drive 1 16x Dual Layer +R/-R/RW DVD burner

Sound 5.1 Channel AC97 Audio

Motherboard NVIDIA 6100S AMD AM2 PCI Express Chipset

Case ATX Midi Tower Case

Drive Bays 3 x 5.25", 4 x 3.5" (2xInt, 2xExt)

Memory Slots 4 x DDR2 Slots

Memory Capacity 4GB

Keyboard & Mouse Novatech Keyboard & Optical Mouse

USB Ports 6 x USB2 (2 Front, 4 Back)

Networking Port 1 x RJ45 Network Port (10/100)

Serial Port 1 x Serial Port

Parallel Port 1 x Parallel Port

Dimensions (mm) 190 (W) x 435 (H) x 450 (D)

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A:Is this spec ok please??

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Q: Pc Spec

Is there a program that i can run to find out the precise specifications of my computer, i need to find out how much ram i have
Many thanks

A:Pc Spec

Hi Weevum, welcome to TSF !

If you right click on My Computer

Select Properties

look to the bottom right corner. That should tell you how much RAM you have !

You can also right click on your Toolbar
Select Task Manager
Click on Performance

I use SIW? by Gabriel Topala

It will give you all you need about your system. AND it does not need to be installed.

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HI Friends ,

My friend need help to build PC he gave me a spec

GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AMD 785G Motherboard
Phenom X4-9500 @ 3GHZ
2 GB DDR 3 transcend
500 GB SEAGATE

I need some suggestions to improve this or is this spec good

Thanks
Captain

A:New PC Spec

It's not too bad IMO, but maybe 4GB would be more "standard"

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system:
xp pro
geforce4 mx440 64mb
384 ram
amd 1.2

I bought Spec ops and installed fine. Went to boot it up and two options, 3dfx or software. Tried 3dfx and it informed me I have no 3dfx compatible hardware which is true enough. Tried the other version and a .dll file was missing. I installed the dll file and now when I click to start, it goes black then crashes back to the desktop. Any idea how to get it working?

P.s I also tried 95/98 compatibility mode but that didn't work either.
 

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Here are my complete computer specs. I am looking to improve my ram by adding another 4 GB so can someone help me find a good deal on that? or if there's a good for ram bigger than 4GB, let me know about that too please.

Also, can you someone review my specs and tell me if anything needs to be upgraded, changed, etc.. for example: driver.

Thanks

A:Help with ram and spec review, thanks

Bump.

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Hi I am wondering and easy way how I find out my computer specs. Thanks.
 

A:System Spec Help

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I am seeking recommendations for a PC with the requirements I need.

Needs to be able to run 2 monitors.
Simultaneously run photo/video editing programs without lag (premier pro, photoshop, lightroom).

Do I need 32gb ram or would 16gb be sufficient? Graphics card? multi core processor?

Any other options than tiger direct? I see one with
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Hexa-Core processor
NVIDIA GTX950 Graphics with 2GB memory
16GB DDR3L RAM
2TB HDD
for about 800 which would be great on the budget.
Would something like that be able to handle what I am trying to accomplish? And would it be easy to get a cheaper PC and swap out the RAM to make it 32gb?

Currently I'm only running...
Intel Core i3-2120 3.30ghz
6gm ram
ATI Radeon HD 5450
and it cannot keep up at all. The lagging is so bad its unbearable.

I am not tech savvy enough to do a complete custom build. I have swapped out power supply and CD-ROM, that's about it.
 

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Intel Core2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz
4GB DDR2 800MHz
ASUS P5Q
500GB ATA 3-Gb/s
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX285
VISTA ULTIMATE x64

Thank you, much appreciated!
 

A:What is your opinion of this spec?

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Hi

Is there an easy way to establish the specs of an installed cpu?
Perhaps some software that can read and display the cpu characteristics?

Mekan
 

A:Solved: CPU spec

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I can purchase the following spec laptop (it's a Dell), for £370.00. I want the laptop for home use for mainly internet, music and photos. Can someone tell me if this is a good spec for the money??

Dell 1501 laptop, 1Gb RAM, 120Gb HDD, DVD rewriter, 15.4inch screen.
Processor - AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL50
Operating System - Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic - English
Memory - 1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
Video Card - ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory?
Hard Drive - 120GB (5,400 rpm) Hard Drive
Screen - LCD 15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
Internal Drives - Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Wireless Connectivity - Dell? Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card
Modem - 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Warranty - Standard 1 yr Dell Warranty

I have also looked at the Dell E1505 which is alot more expensive, but seems a really good buy and have found many good reviews. Can anyone advise on which laptop to go for?
 

A:Which spec laptop is best??

Personnally, I don't recommend Dell as they tend to run hot, but this will do everything you say you want to do.

But many people like Dell - so it's really a matter of preference.
 

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Hey! I'm looking to drive an ultrawide monitor with resolution 2560x1080 from the HDMI port on my B50-80. It's an i7 model with 16gb of RAM and an M330 so it should be able to push the pixels, but I'm not sure if the HDMI will support it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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Can you provide a link to the Motherboard Specifications for an (HP Pavilion 21-h116).Thanks










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A:Motherboard Spec

Sure! http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-21-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/6885208/model/7123890/document/c04348193/

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I use my PC for browsing, gaming and online gaming (COD2, medal of honor, company of heroes etc)
I also use autocad and I need a bit of space for music & videos

Would this pc be any good?

http://www.boltonpc.co.uk/Shop/Builder_System_Details.asp?BS=1150
 

A:Do you think this is a good spec?

It needs an extra gig of RAM and a video card, at least an 8600GTS. The onboard video isnt very good for gaming.
 

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This is an Acer Aspire 5003WMLi laptop I've installed Win7 on to see if the display would render correctly in which case we'd go ahead and upgrade the RAM. RAM sticks are expensive for this RAM so thought I'd try adding a gig stick to the 518mb which is on there now. Then if owner wants another gig stick he can fork out another $25+ at the time. It runs well enough already w/518 and renders fine with the XP Display driver in Compat Mode that 1500mb may be sufficient.

Crucial Memory Advisor says it's this RAM:



But it won't drill down any deeper than Aspire 5000 series even though there's tons of sub-models.

Trying to match the specs to get a better price for New RAM I find this near match by searching the model number: Rakuten.com - 1GB DDR PC2700 200 pin 333MHz SO-DIMM RAM Notebook Memory for Acer Aspire 5000, 5002, 5003, 5010, 5012, 5014, 5020, 5021, 5022, 5024, 5030, 5033, 5040, 5043, 5044

This one matches more exactly the full model extension for same price but is on eBay: 1GB RAM Memory 4 Acer Aspire 5002LMI 5002LMI XPP 5002WLMI 5003LM 5003WLMI | eBay

Problem is there is some confusion about spec'ing it as explained in http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=118895.0.

For that reason I thought I should have any RAM experts look at the CPUID to see if it can be determined that the problem described above with the density can be resolved so I can order in time for Monday morning shipping. ACERASPIRE-PC.txt

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A:Need a RAM spec'ing expert

Last year I made a similar upgrade for a friend. It was a 512MB XP desktop and we added 1GB. That made a noticable difference. XP does well in 1.5GBs. We also reinstalled the XP and that gave it another push.

Now I gave her my HP desktop with 3GB and a much faster CPU, an Intel SSD and Windows 7 - she loves it.

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Spec #1:

# ? Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
# ? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz) 6MB L2 Cache
# ? 16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
# ? FREE Upgrade to 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
# ? 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
# ? 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
# ? HP Imprint Finish (Fluid) + Microphone + Webcam + Fingerprint Reader
# ? HP Color Matching Keyboard
# ? Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
# ? Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
# ? No TV Tuner w/remote control
# - 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Spec #2:

# ? Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
# ? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz) 3MB L2 Cache
# ? 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
# ? FREE Upgrade to 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
# ? 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
# ? 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
# ? HP Imprint Finish (Fluid) + Microphone + Webcam + Fingerprint Reader
# ? HP Color Matching Keyboard
# ? Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
# ? Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
# ? No TV Tuner w/remote control
# ? 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Both specs are $1,449.99
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A:Which Laptop Spec Should I go with?

spec 2 would be my choice, gogo, goodluck.
 

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What is the size of the M.2 drive in the new T460?  2280 (22mm x 80mm)? 2242 (22mm x 42mm)? What is the interface?  PCI-E 3.0 x4?

A:T460 M.2 Spec

Anyone know anything about the specs?  I'm hoping I can squeeze in the standard SATA SSD and a much faster M.2 SSD.

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The HP support page for my H8-1010 has:"Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades"Core i7-2600S 65WCore i5-2xxx   65WCore i3-2xxx   65W" Are these limits ONLY due to the Power Supply? If I upgrade the Power Supply from 300w to a 500w or 600w, can I go higher than these CPUs... like to a 95w CPU? (As long as it's still the same LGA 1155 socket, of course.) Thank you,Shan

A:Can I go beyond the CPU upgrade spec with new PSU

 Hi, It is not limit of the power supply It is a limit on the motherboard TDP (thermal design power) maximum 65W 65W + LGA 1155 socket = Core i7-2600S 65W (the most powerful processor supported)

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Hi, I need a new laptop for a range of reasons, admittedly, one is that I'm a huge fan of the new Empire- Total War. I know I'll have to get a pretty good one and I have some ideas, but I was hoping maybe you could tell me the specs of a new laptop which would play the game perfectly. My last pc only just managed med 2 tw so I'd really like to play the game at its full potential.

Could anyone help? Thanks guys
 

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hello all, im getting really low fps in all my games, and even windows 8 is self feels really slow. it all happened after a blue screen i had this morning, so im wondering if anyone who reads this and with similar setups can tell me what fps they are getting.

specs:
intel 3770k cpu not overclocked
h100i cpu cooler
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
2tb western ditgal HDD
gigabyte amd hd 7970 gpu not overclocked
asrock z77 extreame 6/tb4 motherboard

games and fps:
starcraft 2 max settings 1080p: 40 fps gos lower lots
mechwarror online med-low settings 1080p 30 fps often gos lower too
thats the only games i tested so far.

and if you think it may be the blue screen that caused this (the lack of fps happened after one before i got good fps) please look here: BSOD on newly installed Windows 8 OS on my just built PC
and do you think reinstalling windows 8 would work?

so if any one can tell me how to fix and what fps they get on these games that would be great.

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Hi,
I Have a pc with the following specs:
GTX 960 4GB Graphics Card,
i5 4460 Processer,
z79x gaming 3 Motherboard,
16GB 2400MHz Corsair Vengance Pro RAM (Memory),
64gb SSD Sandisk Ultra Plus (Running Windows),
2TB 7200RPM Toshiba Hard Drive,
600 Watt Power Supply,
I have also installed a hyper 212 EVO CPU fan and thermal paste.
Here's my problem; i can run Minecraft,Rocket League,Star Wars Battlefront (2015 Version) & CS:GO at high settings.
But i cannot run Black Ops 3, Just Cause 3 & Watch Dogs at high settings.
My PC cost me over £660 and i have done alot of research and people with the same specs run all these games, i can't run ,at 70 FPS.
I have tried optimising my games with the GeFORCE experience program,ive got the ram working at full speed,ive got power saving mode
off on windows and i dont know what to do. Please Help Me!!
 

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right now i run wc3 fine with my AMD Athlon 64 3400+ / 512 RAM / Radeon 9800+ 128MB

im shopping for a laptop for college and i stumbled upon a deal on the dell 1521 notebook

it has a AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (1MB/1.8GHz)
(wondering if this is better or the Intel Core 2 Duo)

and 2 GB of RAM and a ATI RADEON® Xpress1270 HyperMemory™

i never owned a laptop before so i was also wondering how good that graphics card is compared to my 9800 pro
 

A:Are these spec good enough for WC3 and SC2 later on?

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Many years ago I used to spend many an hour within this forum speccing up PC's and know all there was to know about CPU's, Motherboards etc. Now I have no idea what goes with what, who makes the best Ram for which motherboard.

A friends asked me to build him a PC, the build I have no problem with, Im an IT field engineer. The speccing up of the kit itself is a problem, so hopefully you guys could give me a few pointers.

Budget is ?320

Needs:

Core 2 Duo CPU
2GB Ram
200GB or bigger HDD
then the usual ; Case, DVDRW, Graphics, Motherboard.

This unit will NOT be overclocked, needs to be 100% stable.

My effort:

Intel Core 2 Duo E2160 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.80GHz ?63.44
Intel DP965LT 965 ?70.50
Corsair 2GB DDR2 Value Select PC5300C5 ?51.69
Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 NCQ 250GB ?38.76
Graphics card PCIe ?40
Case ?45

?309
Thanks
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A:Spec a Core 2 Duo

Intel Core 2 Duo E2160 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.80GHz ?63.44
Intel DP965LT 965 ?70.50
Corsair 2GB DDR2 Value Select PC5300C5 ?51.69
Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 NCQ 250GB ?38.76
Graphics card PCIe ?40
Case ?45
Hi mate

Your specs seem really good but keep in mind that the E2xxx CPUs are not original C2Ds but "Pentium Dual Cores" based on Core architecture. Try the E4xxx series or the cheaper E6320 or E6420.

As for the card...What 40? Pounds,dollars,euros?
 

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Hey Guys and Girls, Im looking to buy a new desktop for my addiction to WOW XD. Havent brought one for ages so just wondering about the specs on this deal.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 2.33GHz, 4MB, 1333FSB Quad COre CPU
ASUS P5Q Motherboard (Intel P45 Chipset)
Kingston 4GB DDR2 PC 6400 Dual Channel Modules
Seagate 500GB SATAII 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer HDD
Nvidia Geforce GF9800, 512MB, DDR3, PCIE 2.0
3.5" Internal Memory Card Reader
Pioneer DVD-/+ RW DL
Intergrated Surround Sound
BenQ 22" Wide Hi-Def LCD Monitor 1920x1080 res
Logitech cordless mouse and keyboard
Antec Sonata 3 Case Earthwatts 500w PSU with Front USB

FOR $1899.00

Also read on the forums that this guy who played wow had really low FPS when he had a Nvidia in the 8 series. Why does he have low FPS? Because I dont want to have spikes XD Also with these Specs can I play future games like Diablo 3??

Thanks !

Lyly
 

A:Computer Spec Please Help ^_^

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