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Brand new Zune, Brand new problem

Q: Brand new Zune, Brand new problem

Hello,

I just purchased a microsoft zune mp4 player (brown 30gb). I have loaded all my music (that's compatible) and my video files, and a few pictures. The 2nd day I was on a road trip and it ran out of battery that night, and I left it alone I had no computer access to charge it. The next morning I open the zune software to charge it (today), and I wanted to load a song onto it and it said error, no more space. How is this possible if I had 21 gigs left the last night and i only have 1200 songs, 10 pics, and 2-3 movies, 10 music videos. I looked online and also other people had the same problem, but it didn't show how to solve it. And the microsoft website just said the inbox should've been enlarged, and that didn't make any sense but I did it anyway, no results. I just spent 200 bucks on something I was pretty hyped about, now look where it put me, microsoft always lets me down from the x64OS, to MFSX, and to this.

Does anybody know what to do?

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Dream Machine, bad brand? good brand?

What is your Dream Machine? I mean spec... but realistic example not a time machine and what component brand you have bad experience with and what brand you very worship?

heres my Dream Spec:
- AMD Athlon64 FX-74 quad-core
- dual 300gb internal hdd, 15,000rpm, 16mb cache
- Blue Ray burner
- 8gig Buffalo Firestix rams
- dual 2900XT 1gig version in crossfire mode
- E-Mu 1616M 16 channels sound card
- Physx card
- Killer Nic card
- Altec Lansing FX5051 89 watts 5.1 surround sound system
- 1000watt Antec TruePower Quattro psu
- Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
- liquid cooling
- custom see through hard plastic glass case
- gigantic fan that cover each side of the case
- red lighting fancy neon colors
- every components all red color like ram, video card, mobo etc....
- Machine name: The Blood Demon


I chose amd processor cause so far I have no problem with amd cpu. I have bad experience with intel cpu's..... got celeron 466mhz and it auto reboot often and sometimes wont boot. got pentium3 1.10ghz on laptop and it is out of order for less than 3 years of purchase. got pentium4 3.0ghz 630 and going to folder full of pictures seems slower than my athlon64 3200+ winchester.

chose dual 300gb instead of one piece 1tb hdd is cause as i study theres no 1tb that has 15,000rpm so ill go with dual 300gb 15,000rpm, 16mb cache instead.

chose blu ray over hd dvd is... just felt like it.

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A:Dream Machine, bad brand? good brand?

That little lot wouldn't be any good without a mobo tho.
 

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I just unpacked my custom build and got it turned on.. went to try and get the internet working, and for the life of me.. i can't figure it out.
I don't even have a little wireless bar down in the right hand corner. when i try to connect to a network in network and sharing center, it wants me to plug in an ethernet cable. But i want wireless.. Also in the side panel of Network and sharing center, i don't even have the option for wireless.. i have Change adapter settings, and Change advanced sharing settings.

I try to set up a new connection or network and Connect to the internet, the only way it asks me to connect is by broadband(PPPoE). If i try set up a new network it asks me to choose the wireless router or access point i want to configure, might take up to 90 seconds for networks to appear.. but nothing pops up.
Anyone have any ideas?

A:Brand new computer, Brand new windows 7.. no wireless?

In Device Manager, Network Adapters, is your wireless shown?

If yes, is the driver installed? If no, is it enabled in BIOS?

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I just built my second computer. I bought all the parts I needed and went to work installing them in my new tower.

My specs are in my profile!

Problem is I am getting all these pixels on my screen. I don't know what it is but it only started after a day on my new machine. I did a bunch of updates and installed the driver that came with the Card but It is really bugging me that this brand new machine is messed up! I thought it was a temperature issue but its running at 37 C so its not the temp of the Card! What else could it be? I will install the newest driver and see if that changes anything and will post back with my results!
 

A:Brand New Machine with Brand New Problems

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I have a Dell laptop. When comparing as new products and not taking into account that Dell wont warranty the product if I use a non-Dell battery, is there a big difference between brand name batteries and so-called generic replacement batteries? I mean, do the generic batteries last just as long as the genuine Dell batteries?
 

A:Brand name vs. non-brand name laptop batteries

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My friends brand new PC has a problem. Randomly it will turn dark and the colors would get all changed. and it will continue to get darker. The computer wont even respond so he has to unplug the computer. The only things he has in his computer right now is Mcafee, AIM, Daemon(i think thats how u spell it), Bit lord, and peer guardian.
 

A:Brand new PC problem

Take it back to the place of purchase and have them test the VGA.
 

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My friends brand new PC has a problem. Randomly it will turn dark and the colors would get all changed. and it will continue to get darker. The computer wont even respond so he has to unplug the computer. The only things he has in his computer right now is Mcafee, AIM, Daemon(i think thats how u spell it), Bit lord, and peer guardian.

A:Brand new PC problem

My friend had a problem lke this before it. HIs graphics card and motherboard where blew after his house got hit by lightning. His screen slowly got bad and then eventually it just stop working.

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i was fed up with old MB, and got new board, with higher revision..
but just got another BSOD.
how is that possible?
ill be really mad if this bsod is from the realtek lan driver...
please let me know...

A:ok.. got a brand new MB. STILL same problem

Perfmon reports several devices without drivers installed. Did you install all drivers when you got the new mobo?
Please got to Device Manager and find out which one's need to be updated.

There are 11 hotfixes installed on your system, there are over 55 available for Windows 7 installations. Please visit Windows Update and get all the updates available for your system.

MSINFO32 shows these problem devices:





Quote:
Multimedia Controller PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AC02&SUBSYS_B3001002&REV_00\4&5B6B27D&0&0048 The drivers for this device are not installed.

Not Available ACPI\AWY0001\2&DABA3FF&1 The drivers for this device are not installed.

EPSON Scanner 010F USB\VID_04B8&PID_010F\5&2E822EC5&0&1 The drivers for this device are not installed.


MSINFO32 shows one BSOD of STOP 0x9F in TCPIP.SYS on 07 Nov 2010
The actual memory dump blames Rt64win7.sys - a driver component of your Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

Please do the following:
- download a fresh copy of the drivers for your Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller from this link: Realtek
- uninstall the current software/drivers from your system
- install the freshly downloaded drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's.

FWIW - your Cyberlink driver is from 2008 and should be updated

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sun Nov 7 12:23:21.816 2010 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptim... Read more

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My friend has a new custom built computer with a KN8-Sli mobo, 3200+ 2.0Ghz Venice, 1Gb Corsair Valueram and a Aspire turbocase 520W powersupply. His computer doesn't start at all, when you turn on the power [on the power supply] all you get is a red light, which I have found no records of on abit or the manual. I'm guessing the problem is something either the Power Supplu [my guess] or the mobo. All of this was gotten at once so we don't know what has worked or what doesn't work and we don't have another computer to test it on so any ideas on this one? haha


Thanks,
Aj
 

A:Brand new computer problem

I wouldn't be surprised if the power supply that came the Aspire case was the culprit. The wattage isn't the issue, it's the quality (or lack thereof) of the unit.

That said, I might be confused by the wording of your post but are you trying to turn on the PC using the switch on the back of the power supply instead of the switch on the front panel or did you just mention it because you were testing it? I'm just trying to eliminate the possibility that the front panel switch was hooked up incorrectly and isn't working.
 

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OK, Get this. 6 Computers of different brands, models etc. all over my city...have experienced the unknown. I am completely stumped and so are my other Level 3 Senior Techs. None of us have EVER seen this happen before.

I have included a list of details as to what had happened to all of the computers. I will continue to research and try to figure out what happened and how it happened. question is, where to begin.
All computers suffered the following:

computers running normally

out of nowhere, between 9am and 12pm on October 7, 2009, programs started to not respond (programs such as IE, MSOffice, Start Menu's, etc.)
System started lagging suffering Excrusiating slowness
Computers are rebooted
Upon login, full startup and idle takes at least an hour to complete (sometimes wouldnt complete at all as processors are maxed out)
Once completed, task manager>Performance shows all cores/processors maxed out steadily at 100% and not moving
No one opened any emails or downloaded anything. Just normal everyday tasks.
No extra software/processes were found to be running. Just normal everyday stuff, yet processors were maxed out.
Everday programs such as Microsoft Word take over an hour to open
Start menu stakes 7-15 minutes to open
msconfig would not open in order to set configuration to Diagnostic Mode. it was Unsuccessfully completed.
No errors or warnings are given as to malware, spyware, viruses, and so on.
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A:An UNKNOWN brand NEW Problem that NO ONE knows about!

I am clueless but am curious as to what city this occured in

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I bought a new monitor and its a LG Flatron W2261VP.
The problem am having with this is that ever since i first turned it on the colours its desplaying is red and variations of red. When i change the rgb colours blue and green don't work only red does. All of them are on a scale of 50 but if i move around green and blue nothing happens. Only red works i can make it more or less red.
EDIT: am using the vga port
 

A:Brand New Monitor Problem

If you used before your VGA output and had no problems, then your monitor is faulty, in which case you should have it replaced.
 

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Well I just built my first ever computer build with:

PSU OCZ|OCZ600SXS 600W RT - Retail

CPU INTEL|C2Q Q6600 2.40G 775 8M R - Retail

MEM 2Gx2|OCZ DII800 OCZ2RPR800C44GK - Retail

VGA EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR 8800GT 512M - Retail

DVD BURN PIONEER|DVR-216DBK 20X % - OEM

CASE COOLERMAS|CAC-T05-UW BLK RT - Retail

MB GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L 775 P45 RT - Retail

HD 500G|SAMG 7K 16M SATA2 HD502lJ % - OEM

And when i turn the computer on it works and i go into bios. but when i change anything... even the date and time ONLY it goes black and i can't get it to work again without taking out the bios battery thing or clearing the cosmos with something metal. Please help me fix this. Also when i try and not change the bios and just go through it says:

Boot from CD/DVD:
Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Whats the system disk? what do i insert? i'm so lost and need help badly.

PLEASE HELP! this is really annoying and i know this will be a great machine if i can just get it to work...
 

A:Brand new computer problem!

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I was on my friend's computer and everything was in perfect condition.

I decided to try and put a cd of mine into the "Lightscribe TS-h653" and when i clicked the eject button on the drive it wouldn't open. So then i went to "mycomputer" and right clicked the cd-drive shown and clicked "eject" then an error came up saying the drive was in use. BUT THERE WAS NO DISC IN IT AT THIS TIME. so i clicked continue to eject.. and it just said it was in use and it couldn't eject. (this drive worked perfectly just an hour before.. i used it to install vista.. and i used it for other things too.)

So i thought "no big deal.. i'll just restart the computer and right when it boots up.. i'll eject it and put in a recovery cd" Only... even right after a restart during the bios screen.. it still wouldn't eject.

So now there is just a green light steady on the drive (when usually it flickers)
And vista won't start up now because of it.
So then i tried using a different disk drive real quick to try and solve the problem.. only the Vista got a BSOD and said that hardware was changed and yada yada yada.

So.. what happened to my drive?!?! and how can i fix it!?
 

A:A problem with a brand new lightscribe DVD-RW!!!

If you look on the front of the dvd unit, you should see a small hole, probably fairly near the eject button. If you can unbend a paper clip, or a stiff piece of wire that willfit in the hole, you should find that if you push it in the hole it will cause the disk holder to eject slightly. Once it is there, gently pull it out so you can remove the cd, then push it gently back in until its closed. Make sure that if it is in the computer at the time, power is off.
Once it is cleared, re connect and turn on- hopefully with the cd gone it will be ok.

As to why the problem occured, most likely is compatability. Sometimes a disk and a unit just dont like each other
 

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Computer specs:
Case: CM Storm enforcer with a 200m intake fan at the front bottom of the case and a 100mm outtake fan at the top-back of the case.
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Prime SD1484 with two 120mm fans (I think they're 120mm) one for intake another for outtake.
CPU: Intel Core i7 3820
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

So I got this computer literally one week ago and the threshold that it's deeming to be too hot is 80 degrees Celsius, I've heard from other people "over 70 is a bit bad", "it can handle 90", "it can handle up to 110", so I'm really not too sure if 80 is an okay temperature for my CPU to be running at. It gets this hot when I run diablo 3 at max settings (73-77) but when I play tribes ascend at max it can get to 90 degrees. Every game play the temp is always over 70, I'll be getting a 200mm outtake fan for the top of the case anyday now which I'm hoping will help but I'd really like some helpful advice please.
The computer is located on top of my desk which is on the opposite side of the room to my window.


(I can include other specs, I just included what I thought to be the necessary ones.)
 

A:Brand new PC, overheating problem

That sounds too hot, make sure your CPU HSF is mounted properly and that you haven't applied too much thermal paste.
 

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(not sure which forum this belongs in)

just set up a brand new comp pre-loaded with vista home premium. works just fine, except for when i have firefox and iTunes open at the same time. Any time there's a song playing and a new web page is loading, the song will skip and crackle until the page fully loads. definitely sounds like not enough power in the processor/RAM, but that doesn't make sense to me since I should have more than enough.

here are the specs:

eMachines T5274
Pentium dualcore E2180 2.0 GHz, 1MB shared L2 cache, 800 Mhz FSB
2 GB DDR2

help much appreciated!

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Hello all,
I recently purchased a computer from ibuypower.com, and when I did my research beforehand, I did notice a couple buyer beware type stories, however saw that in spite of all of these, a good 80% were extremely happy, and would take my chances with the 30-day money back guarantee. I'm running Windows XP with a Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 mobo. Immediately upon startup, I noticed a problem. My keyboard (standard PS/2) did not work. I look into device manager, and it gives me a Code 10 (This device cannot start). I reinstall the drivers, and it works. However, when I reboot, the same error message comes up. It only takes a couple of seconds to reinstall the drivers, but it is a ridiculous thing for me to have to do on a new computer. Performance wise, this computer is fine. I also had other problems with this, such as my DVD-rw drive not working. This, as it turned out, was caused by the person who built the computer, who neglected to plug the power in. I was wondering if there could be a similar problem elsewhere that could be causing a problem.

I'm pretty much ready to bring it back, but am using this as a last-ditch effort. I spent a good two hours on the phone with tech support, and he had me reinstall my mobo drivers, uninstall then reinstall the PCI bus, then finally format and reinstall windows, but this problem still remains (thus my suspicion it is a hardware problem). Thanks a lot for your time.
 

A:Keyboard problem with brand-new computer

I have the exact same problem
I also have a Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 mobo..

my keyboard is a MS Internet Keyboard, and upon EVERY startup doesnt respond in windows.. I go into device manager to a yellow ! with code 10 - this device cannot start..

my temporary fix is to right click and disable the keyboard, then immediatly re-enable it and it works again..

ive downloaded drivers, rolled back drivers to no avail..
 

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Hi, I have recently purchased a P71 customised thinkpad from US, as soon as I turned on the laptop (for the very first time) I notice the fan is extremely noisy and the screen displays an error message. The messages recommendeds to approach the nearest service center and replace the GPU thermal fan. I am in Dubai for short term visit, how can I get this fixed as soon as possible?  This machine costs me over 2k US - will now have to run around and get this fixed - very dissapointing! 


























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Hi,

I've compusa brand modem. My serial number is
FS-ATC. I upgraded to windows me from windows 98. I'll download the windows me driver but I searched for windows me driver but it's nothing. Can somebody help me?
 

A:CompUSA brand modem problem?

Unfortunately, most items that carry a store brand like that are the cheapest components available which the store buys up in bulk without manufacturer's brand stamps and puts their name on it. Your best bet is probably to run the FCC ID # that should be printed somewhere on the card.
You can find a utility for researching FCC ID #'s over at WinDrivers.com - which is also a good source for drivers if you already know the brand and model.
Good luck!
 

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Dear Sir,

We are using CISCO CATALYST 24 PORT 2960G series switch & no more port available in this switch. We need more ports for few pc connections. I want to connect D-LINK FIBER MEDIA CONVERTER & 6/8 PORT SWITCH to extend more port but Our IT department person saying that D-LINK SWITCH can create problem in network so we should purchase one more CISCO 2960 24port switch which is very costly. Kindly inform us is it right that D-LINK switch can create problem? After your reply we will be able to make order for D-LINK or CISCO.

Kindly check our IT department person comments,

We are not agree to place the 8 port switch of D-Link, due to the security of the network and to prevent the disturbance of the smooth running network. It?s necessary to place a 12 or 24 port Cisco switch which will uplink already placed Cisco switch

A:Different Brand Switch can create problem on LAN?

REMINDER
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I'm suspecting that this is either a problem with my computer's USB ports, or some weird setting in Windows 8.

Yesterday, I bought a pair of Samson Studio GT studio monitors. which connect to my computer via USB. However, I'm only getting sound out of one monitor/speaker, that would be the right side with the power cable. I've checked the speaker wires and made sure they were hooked up correctly for polarity. There are no drivers for these speakers on SamsonTech.com. Windows sees everything correctly, as these speakers have a built in audio interface for audio production, which is what I do.
This is definitely not an issue with the speakers, because I managed to hook up my computer to the speakers'/monitors' aux RCA inputs and got sound out of BOTH speakers! What is most interesting is that headphone output from from the SPEAKERS/MONITORS functions the same in both cases. (One case with audio out the right speaker, the other case with audio out of both). However, these speakers (I'm just going to call them that from now on) have two headphone outputs. When hooked up via USB, and when listening on headphones, the phone output to the right only outputs right channel audio, and the left only outputs left channel audio. But when hooked up via the RCA inputs, both headphone outs put out as stereo.
I suspect there is something within my Windows 8 installation that's screwy. I can use these via the RCA inputs coming from my PC's soun... Read more

A:Solved: Brand new usb speakers, big problem

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I bought this Acer Aspire v 13 touch on Wednesday, and It came in yesterday really the only thing I did on it was download google chrome, microsoft office and a few powerpoints for school then watched a show and I experienced a few problems.  -I drag and dropped microsoft word, powerpoint and excel onto my desktop and it froze for about 5 seconds and gave me a notification on the bottom right that something crashed but was restored. Not sure what that was about. -When full screening my show, the sound still played but the picture froze. Today, I opened it and the fan started roaring for about 15 minutes then went off for about a minute or two and is still very loud and hasn't really turned off. Not really satisfied on a new purchase with having this many problems already. The worst out of all of them that's really an issue for me is this fan, no idea why it's so loud and on so constantly, it's not being blocked by anything either. 

A:Acer Aspire v13 brand new - problem(s)

Could be the Intel Graphics Driver issue. Try update it through Device Manager or Acer website

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hi all. My laptop is a Packard Bell Argo C2. I only purchased it yesterday and after using it for about half an hour the computer froze and the screen went completely blue. The computer reboots automatically after about 5 seconds of it being blue. When it has fully loaded again Vista prompts this message:

(i have took 3 seperate screen shots with each one scrolled down the problem details until the end)



When i click check for solution, it says it is checking and then just disappears with no solution.

Computer specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T550 @ 1.66GHz 1.67GHz
Memory (RAM): 894 MB
Vista Home Premium

It has happened several times since yesterday and now i have begun to worry about it. I hope i dont have to take it back to the place as this is the third laptop in 5 months. There have been no bumps or knocks to the laptop.
could somebody please help and explain any solutions, details, information. thanks very much.

A:Problem with Vista on brand new laptop.

Third time's a charm, as they say.

I would take it back and request a full refund - not a replacement.

Take your money and start looking for another vendor.

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i just recently bought a windows xp operating system and tried to load it up but when it does its hardware dionostic, it comes up with an error saying " fastfat.sys is corrupted"

whats the deal?

drop me a line if you have any clue

thanks

A:problem with brand new bought from store xp os

I wouldn't think the disk has corrupted system drivers on it, so perhaps the question is what is on your harddrive? and does your Bios recognize and configure it correctly? What size is it?. Was this computer running an operating system up until now?

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Hi all, last week i baught a AGP 8X Inno3D GeForce FX 5200 for my second pc, it arived 3 days ago and i poped open my case instaled the card and booted the pc up. Everything was fine i installed the drivers and updated direct x to go with the new drivers and played a few games over lan. It was running fine for 3 days i unpluged the pc to tide behind it, the next day i pluged it in to play and no video is showing. It shows the boot screen and the loading windows logo but as soon as windows starts the screen goes blank and the moniter says no signal. i would thing the computers not booting windows but i hear the windows login sound just after the screen dies.

So thinking it was a conflict with the onbored i went in to bios and attempted to disable the onbored, but the bios dosent reconise the card it just says onbored or auto. I then tested this card in my main pc and it dosent boot at all.

I have no clue whats wrong and i would be thinking its burnt out but then why does it still show the boot screen?? anyone havwe any ideas?

the computer using it is an old dell wiht an intel penteum 3 running 990mhz and 256 ram. the second i tested it in is runing an amd athlon xp 3200+ and 1 gig ram.

Any help would be great thanks.
 

A:brand new graphics card problem

hello utra,

don`t worry, your graphics card(GC) is fine. the problem is with your monitor. infact your monitor is fine also.

it happened to me once.

im assuming that after installing your GC you increased your display settings, along with increasing the resolution, and your monitor got tunned to those as wel, but when you unplugged the monitor, it got reset to lower settings and now when you want to start your pc monitor just turns blank(only when win-desktop loads) because its not accepting the higher graphics.

so what you can do is:-
if you know any shortcuts to reset your pc`s display , then you can do that once you hear the windows load.
if not, then connect your pc to a monitor which could handle higher displays and then step down the resolution a bit and connect back to the previous monitor.

i hope that helps.
 

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Computer specs:
Case: CM Storm enforcer with a 200m intake fan at the front of the case and a 100mm outtake fan at the back of the case.
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Prime SD1484 with two 120mm fans (pretty certain they're 120mm) one for intake another for outtake.
CPU: Intel Core i7 3820
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

So I got this computer literally one week ago and the threshold that it's deeming to be too hot is 80 degrees Celsius, I've heard from other people "over 70 is a bit bad", "it can handle 90", "it can handle up to 110", so I'm really not too sure if 80 is an okay temperature for my CPU to be running at. It gets this hot when I run diablo 3 at max settings (73-77) but when I play tribes ascend at max it can get to 90 degrees. I'll be getting a 200mm outtake fan for the top of the case anyday now which I'm hoping will help but I'd really like some helpful advice please.
The computer is located on top of my desk which is on the opposite side of the room to my window.
(I can include other specs, I just included what I thought to be the necessary ones.)
 

A:Brand new computer over-heating problem

that does sound a bit high, but not uncommon..i have an i5 that ran hot underload, i installed an arctic freezer fan and new thermal paste and its fine now.
 

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A couple of months ago I bought for our office a Dell  laptop, and another for myself.  The office one has been in regular daily use.  Not so my own at home.  Best I can remember, I turned it on a few times, so know it worked, but for many weeks I haven't had time to think about setting up a personal (as distinct from business) computer.  So this laptop has been sitting unused for at least five or six weeks.  It has been inside a padded case (brand new Swissgear one) and has not been moved around or subjected to any kind of mechanical or environmental abuse.
 
So late this Sunday afternoon I decided to try to set it up, install my favorite software and so on.  Plugged the charger into the wall and into the computer.  Left it for an hour or so.  Then tried to turn it on.  Lights come on on the front, there is a faint sound which might be the hard drive spinning up, and then it emits a regular low-toned chirp at about two second intervals.  That's all.  Nothing lights up on the screen (I would expect to see first a Dell logo, and then some kind of start or login screen).  Is it possible the battery is so flat it won't run?  even though it's plugged into the wall and the luminous ring around the charger connector is lit up?
 
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A:Brand new Win 8 laptop, hardware problem???

If your laptop is still under warranty (and it sounds like it is) I would definitely call Dell and have them make it right.

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HP - Pavilion Laptop / AMD Phenom? II Processor / 17.3" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive - Pewter
Model: G7-1075DX | SKU: 2285026



first day i have had this. installed rollercoaster tycoon. no problem. played it shut down my computer, starting updating for the first time and its been stuck on update 21 out of 47 for hourrrrs. im getting frustrated because it says not to unplug or turn off but i have a feeling it might be stuck or something... help please?

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A:brand new laptop, problem updating

Try doing a system restore before the update went in

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Ok I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop brand new. I've been having somewhat of a problem though. I've put several programs on the computer, none of them have high specs that the computer would be struggling with, examples include the computer game Myst, this language learning program and a couple others. I've been having a problem where for example in Myst I will get to some point where I click to move to a new area and then the computer starts reading the disc to get the data and then the game freezes and I get that error message which says an error has occurred and this program must close and you can choose to send microsoft an error report or don't send. When this happens, it occurs right as you click on some sort of new option and the computer begins reading the CD/DVD so it can proceed. It doesn't always do this when loading from the disc though which I find strange.

This computer is brand new, I have done absolutely nothing to it in the way of modifications. I'm really kind of disappointed by these problems and I can't understand why they'd be occuring. Does anyone have any idea what the issue could be here? Thanks a lot.

A:Brand new laptop program freezing problem

Try cleaning the cd, also you may want to uninstall and reinstall the game Myst

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Hello, last thursday I got my brand new Lenovo laptop Yoga 710-15IKB. Everything went smoothly with the setup and the computer looked great was working fine. When I finished setting up some essential programs browser etc, and was watching a youtube video my laptop just froze, fan was running but the screen keyboard cursor frozen. I thought nothing of it and restarted my computer and nothing happened after that. So I thought I was free to enjoy my good looking device. But now after my third usage I closed my laptop and went out to run some errands I came back an hour later or so and tried to open my computer and keep on using it but to my surprise the screen stayed black. Completely black, no flickering or anything. So i tried to reboot it by holding the start button down for 10s giving the computer a minute or so to rest then turned it back on. Same thing happens Keyboard lights up for a second or two then the fans just keep running and the screen stays completely black. This is extremely frustrating since this is a brand new computer and I desperately need it for studying and work. Screen black, computer starts and runs I can hear the fans keyboard lights up at first but screen is completely black. I would appreciate a quick response Lenovo, I had so high hopes for my new laptop. Best regards, Elisabet.

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Ok I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop brand new running XP. I've been having somewhat of a problem though. I've put several programs on the computer, none of them have high specs that the computer would be struggling with, examples include the computer game Myst, this language learning program and a couple others. I've been having a problem where for example in Myst I will get to some point where I click to move to a new area and then the computer starts reading the disc to get the data and then the game freezes and I get that error message which says an error has occurred and this program must close and you can choose to send microsoft an error report or don't send. When this happens, it occurs right as you click on some sort of new option and the computer begins reading the CD/DVD so it can proceed. It doesn't always do this when loading from the disc though which I find strange.

This computer is brand new, I have done absolutely nothing to it in the way of modifications. I'm really kind of disappointed by these problems and I can't understand why they'd be occuring. Does anyone have any idea what the issue could be here? Thanks a lot.
 

A:Brand new laptop program freezing problem

Attach a HiJackThis log of your computer.
 

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Hello

First of all, can I say that I am somewhat computer illiterate, but I am determined.

I recently purchased a new desktop computer, the specs are:

Intel Core i7 2700K CPU - 3.5GHz
Gigabyte / Asus Z68 Motherboard
16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM
1TB SATA3 7200RPM Hard Disk
BluRay Combo Drive(LG)
2 x ATI HD6970 2GB PCI-e in Crossfire configuration
Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case
Thermaltake Tough Power XT 875W PSU

Now it comes time to install windows 7 professional, so I purchase a copy of the OEM version (because I'm stingy).

When I put the DVD in the drive it boots straight away and it comes up with a black screen that says "Windows is loading files........." . The bar on the screen loads and then it says "Starting Windows", after that a blue screen with some leaves and what looks like a very small bird appears in what I am assuming is meant to be the start of the windows 7 professional setup screen, however nothing comes up and after a while (5 minutes or so) my computer restarts and it's groundhog day (has been doing it for the last 3 hours).

Can anyone help me?
Cheers
 

A:Problem installing windows 7 on brand new desktop

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Hi all,
I just reverted back to XP Pro from Vista. All is well- except one problem: resolution.
My monitor is widescreen, which probably contributed to the problem below.
The resolution is set at the low 800x600, and when I set it to 1024x768 (which was the resolution I used in XP before I switched to Vista), it just doesn't work.
Everything is stretched, the icons go beyond the border..
But I hate 800x600. It makes me scroll on almost every web page..
1400x1050 is the current working resolution, but it's still a little off.
1024x768 would be ideal. Please help!

A:[SOLVED] Resolution problem (brand new XP Pro installation)

Install/reinstall motherboard drivers. Install video drivers.

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TLDR - graphics card fan not working / windows infinite diagnosing

long story short im lazy ive built my first 2 computers i when i was younger.
i baught one from newegg

ABS Bearcat Barrage Gaming Desktop ALI120 Intel i7-7700K (4.2 GHz) 16 GB DDR4 240 GB SSD 2 TB HDD NVIDIA GTX 1080 8 GB Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

i play wow,league, small games nothing for a 1080
i play gta 5 on ultra beautiful alot better then my 660 ti
screens turn off comp stays on audio still playin from GTA
check temps after restart with gta 5 running 90c i open the case up and the fan on the graphics card not spinning at all uninstalled drivers maybe 10 times ive got asus gpu tweak manually set the fans to turn on nothing the fan simply isnt working at all

now its gonna get fun so among me restarting this brand new 1600$ computer trying to install the graphics drivers it says windows did not start correctly ok cant diganose cant go through the command prompt with strt.txt or making a MD backup cant restore cant do anything ive tryed it only way to get it out of the infinite boot diagnosing windows is to put the windows cd in and reinstall it all wipe it clean done it twice now after the 1st wipe i thought it would be fine maybe bad os idk anything no after restarting it maybe once or twice it will go in a loop of "windows did not start correctly" or just not load and throw me in my bios where i cant boot off my hard drive because its not there it only shows my other hard drive where the OS ... Read more

A:brand new graphics card fan not working / mystery problem

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Hello,  I have the following problem: When I placed my brand new yoga 910 on a desk I noticed that it was not lying flat! The down left corner (the rubber "foot") was hanging by 1-2 cm on the air - 5 paper sheets could pass below that.. Of course that created an annoying sound and wobbling when writing on the keyboard. It didn't seem to be an obvious at least problem with the rubber foot not being placed right or smaller than the others. Very strange!  I solved it temporarily by adding some small black stripes of duct type on top of the problematic foot to make it bigger.  You can barely see it, but still this is a bit annoying and worrisome that a new and expensive top line laptop came with this issue (how did it pass the quality control??? ). I was quite disappointed.  I talked to the Lenovo support in Greece  which as always were very helpful. They said they haven't had such a similar issue reported at least with a yoga and said that they could take it to a service point to see how it can be fixed. I can't do this now as I need the laptop for my daily work but I will consider this later. I am also not keen on replacing a whole working perfectly laptop on a DOA case just for this (I bought it 10 days ago).   I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else and if this signals any possible internal faults in the device. For example could this be the result of an overheated aluminum case that caused it (the bottom part... Read more

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OK this has been bugging me for a whille and I've tried a few thing to no joy, wonder if you can assist?

I have a Utopia brand keyboard and mouse.

Other specs as in sig...

The problem is that about 50% of the time after boot and Vista (64) loading my keyboard isn't working. (Mouse always fine btw)

This is quickly fixed by unplugging the USB and re-inserting it, then it's detected and all is fine until next startup.

Now I have considered using the PS2 adapter, and maybe that's the answer here, but thought I'd ask for your ideas to try or other offerings

A:Utopia brand keyboard problem on boot/start

*bump*

Came back to advise the frequency is less (I think) but still happening.

I didn't try the PS2 adapter (yet but will shortly)

Just asking once more if anyone has any ideas on this happening and possible fix?

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Dear All good evening! A month ago i bought a brand new Ideapad 720s -13ARR with Ryzen 5 2500, 8 GB ram, 256 GB SDD and immediately after 2 weeks (more or less) i started having ploblems with the screen that became blue and computer restarted. Almost every 20 minutes same story. I downloaded all updated: same story.I restarted the notebook as brand new: same story.I changed the video settings (I've read it online that could help): same story but less often. Do you have any suggestion for final solution?  Thank you!Niccolò

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I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 545s which is equipped with a DVD +/- RW drive.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

Today, I attempted to do my first back-up. I am using a brand new pack of Memorex DVD-RW disks which have never been used before.

Upon clicking on the backup utility, it instructed me to insert a blank DVD into the drive,which I did. The next instructions to appear indicated that the disk needed to be formatted (why?? since this was a brand-new disk??), but I let it go through the disk formatting process anyway. Upon reaching the end of the formatting process, I then received a message that the backup was proceeding.

The backup continued until it was approx. one-third completed (according to the shaded progress bar) and a total of two of my DVD's had been used up to that point. When prompted, I inserted a third disk and was, again, instructed to format it.

However, this time I received a message that "Windows was unable to complete the formatting process because the disk was write protected".

Having no idea why this would have occurred,I attempted to use another disk, but got the same message, and I finally exited the backup process without being able to complete it.

Can anyone tell me what the problem might be with this?? Thanks in advance for any helpful advice!

A:BackUp Problem - brand new DVD is "write protected"??

Did you need to format ALL DVDs?

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I just bought a new eMachine EL1331-01w with 2GB Memory, 320 GB HD & it's been hooked up to my high speed cable Internet now for it's 3rd day. Everything seems fine until I try to run a Java app like on Facebook, & it slows down, stops, out of sync with sound, etc. How can I improve this ?

A:Brand new lag

Hi -

Be sure that ALL Windows Updates are in --> www.update.microsoft.com

Re-install Java --> http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp#win

Are you Ethernet or wifi?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Have got this weird stick of DDR that has a metal jacket and cannot find out what brand it is - anyone please??

A:Can anyone ID this brand for me

No clue here , but that is some cool looking ram.

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Dear Sir,
I have an XP operating system now, but there are a few problems with it, and I dont have the brand disk, although it is real. So I thought I would buy a real XP and place it in my computer and at least I then would have the disk with me.

Can you share how I would take out of the old XP software and place in the brand new one? I have never did this before. I am a newbie, This is all very new for me.

Thank you so very much for your time on this matter, RM

PS does office front page come with the brand new XP?
 

A:Take out old XP & put in brand new XP...

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I have PNY, eVGA, BFG, and XFX compared here. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/compare.asp?CatId=2513
I can't decide which company to buy... The BFG is lower in some stuff and I hear XFX isn't very reliable...
Also, the eVGA is cheaper so I'm wondering... Which company do you recommend?
 

A:Which Brand?

I like evga mostly because they usually have the highest performance/price ratio, and they also tend to have great warranties and support.
 

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Hey guys, been awhile, looking to buy new laptop, which brand is best for around $500?
 

A:which brand is best

This is definitely a preference question. I'm assuming you are looking for a Windows 8 laptop?

Based off the laptops in my household for $500 or under (HP, Samsung, Dell, and I believe an Hitachi) I would say I prefer the dell. I have had the least amount of problems with it compared to the others.
 

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What brand do you guys recommend for the 980(a reference looking) ? and if its not too much a link to your recommendation (US) and tell us why you prefer that brand over the others.
thanks.

A:980 What Brand ?

If looking for a reference version, it really won't matter which brand you get as long as it is a company that is reliable. But if possible, you should try to opt for the custom designs since they have way better cooler designs.

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I am shopping for 512 PC3200 DDR1 ram, but with so many results I don't know which brand is the best. If anyone knows hardware could you please take a look at these results and recommend the best purchase?

(results contain 512 & 1GB, I am only looking for 512)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=105&subminorcatid=10&po=1&ps=
 

A:Best brand of RAM to buy?

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System:

Dell Dimension 4400
1.7ghz P4
768mb PC2100 RAM
40gb WD Caviar
160gb Maxtor, both on a SIIG Ultra ATA 133 card
Sound Blaster 5.1 Value
MSI GeForce 4 Ti4200 64mb
Antec Cyclone blower in open PCI slot
400 watt Coolermaster psu (to be installed)

I'm trying to decide which new video card to buy and think that I'm going to go with a 9800 Pro 128mb because I'm not sure I'll get that much bang for the buck from a 9800 Pro 256mb and can't use the full capability of a 6800 due to mb limitations (i.e. 4X AGP). Moreover, I may want to go with PCI Express in a new setup.

Questions:

(1) What brand of 9800 Pro is best? On newegg, they had an MSI with a huge heatsink, but it's now not listed. They also have a nice Sapphire that comes with a Zalman heatpipe on it.

(2) VGA cooling. If I get a card without additional cooling, is the Arctic VGA Silencer (v3) a good bet? What about a Zalman heatpipe? Speeze dual fan case cooler next to the video card? Other ideas?

(3) What about case cooling? I could put in a cooler in an open 5.25 bay, but don't know anything about modding my Dell case.

A lot of questions I know, but that's what this site's about. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Brand name, brand name

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i want the best brand of 780 ti that has best performance i got a pny 780 ti but i asked the shop to exchange the brand so i need suggestion of a brand of 780 ti

A:which brand should i get of 780 ti?

Didn't you just buy a 7770? And why ask to change the brand if you only just bought one anyway?

Whatever, I'd ask for a Palit reference card. I have a Palit reference 780 and it's brilliant, Palit are a very good card manufacturer and the reference cooling on these cards is fantastic.

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