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Q: Gamer on A Budget

Hi guys. I am planning to buy a new laptop but I am running quite short and on a budget. I do lot of graphic designing and programming as a student but like other teens out there I also love to play PC games. I research a lot and finally I had found something.

MSI F-Series FX420X


Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30GHz, 3M Cache)
with TurboBoost up to 2.90GHz ]
Sandy Bridge Processor

Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset


Hard Disk Drive:

Optical Disk Drive:

DVD Super MultiDrive

ATI Radeon 6470 Graphics
with 1GB DDR3 VRAM

Integrated 10/100/1000
Integrated 802.11 bgn

Dimension: 350 X 234 X 33.5mm
Weight: approx. 2.20 kg


1.3MP Web Camera available

THX Sound

6- Cell Battery

USB 2.0 port x2
with USB 3.0 Port x2
Multi-in-One Card Reader

The Latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core ™ i5 Processor
14" TFT-LCD Widescreen Display
Sound by -MSI Premium Sound
THX TruStudio Pro to provide excellent surround sound effect
MSI Cinema Pro Technology offers consumers the finest movie viewing experience.
MSI GPU Boost Technology
Latest & fastest data transfer technology USB 3.0
I admired its great features and its stylish design and texture. Moreover it is quiet cheap for its specs (Not sure if its in sale).
Question is that: Does the graphics card good for those tasks i mentioned above? I heard some bad feedbacks above the 6470m. Let me hear it from here.

Note: I am not targeting for a hardcore gaming performance since i understand the fact that it requires xtra cash.

Preferred Solution: Gamer on A Budget

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Gamer on A Budget

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So Heres My Current Build (Will be buying with in a few Weeks to a month-waiting for black friday)

-Asus M4A785-M Motherboard & AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core Processor Bundle

-DiabloTek PHD550 550-Watt Power Supply

-Crucial Ballistix 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz 2 x 2GB

And The rest of the parts i have with me.
Now, i need to find a GPU (my budget is $100) that will light game, like WoW (pref max settings) and CoD MW2.

Any other suggestions will be good too - like how it looks.
(This build is under $400)


A:GPU For Budget Gamer (How Cliche)

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Ok guys, I was considering this build for a budget Water Cooled System, but didnt know if I should go with Intel or AMD for the Processor. Take a look at this build for me and let me know which config, in your opinion, whould you go with.

I used Newegg.com for this build, becuase I know they are great with quality and speed. Keep in mind that I know there are many better components out there, but I'm trying to keep it around $1,000. Thanks

~~~Intel Build~~~

Titan Water case TWC-A88 Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $219.49
Rosewill RD450-2-DB ATX V2.2 450W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, FCC - Retail $36.99
ASUS P5NSLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $98.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $313.00
EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $249.99 ($234.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Desktop Memory - Retail $83.99

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A:Advice on Budget Water Cooled Gamer

comments? please?

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can anyone recommend a decent gaming pc around 600 bucks. im looking for at least 512 ram, a decent 128mb video card, and a pretty good processer (not celeron). oh yea and id like it to be prebuilt, im not to good at putting them together myself.

A:gamer pc

You could use the the following two build-it-yourself guides for what hardware to look for in a pre-built PC:

$1000 gaming pc parts

$500 web-surfing pc parts.

Now go to the pre-built PC places and see the cost when you custom-build it from the website. You could try Dell, ABS Computers, or other brands.

The most cost-saving thing to do if you have a tight budget is to cannabalize your current system and put it in a new system. Just my two cents. (I know you don't want to build it yourself.)

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:33:46, on 24/07/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive 24-Bit External\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\SyncroSoft\Pos\H2O\cledx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\digi96.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exeE:\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXEC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\temp1.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoo1sv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Vie... Read more

A:A Gamer Needs Help!

Hello GuitarThrasherWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save it to your Desktop.Close all other windows before proceeding. Double-click on dss.exe and follow the prompts.When it has finished, dss will open two Notepads main.txt and extra.txt -- please copy (CTRL+A and then CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.

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I am having a very good time with this build. It is about 2 weeks old and I have been gaming my arse off.

Too bad I couldn't afford a set of 7990's but this gets the job done quite well. I am happier than a fat kid with a cake.

A:My new gamer.

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A few months ago my games started freezing mid-frame and I could not access any computer functions after this happened. Gradually, it took less and less time to do this until it started to freeze after just 5 minutes of playing. I assumed it must be the graphics card and changed mine for an NVIDIA GeForce 7600 graphics card but that still had no effect. These are additional hardware I am running on my computer and if anyone could help me with this problem I would be very happy:

AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

1.99 GHz, 1.00 RAM

. Thank you.

A:Gamer in need of help

There are several possible reasons that you could be having an issue.

Could you please post the specs of the machine?
System type eg. Dell, Compaq, HP etc. and model or
Motherboard type and model
The power supply being used.
Any info about temperatures that you know.

Is it just one game or different ones?
Which game?

Have you checked all fans for operation and cleared out any dust from the inside?

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A:For the SERIOUS Gamer

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Hi, I used to play Counter strike source about a year ago on this same computer and it used to run fine, I have rebooted many times, uninstalled and re-installed steam and halflife twice. But now.. I find a server to play on, connect to it, it loads and gets into the game, the opening screen of the server telling the server rules is where I get stuck:

The game freezes and the same gun shot sound is repeated about 15 times, until the game refreshes and then the next sound I hear is repeated another 15 times... I have tried to loads the video stress test and this shows the loading screen but once it is loaded, the hole screen goes black and does not respond, I have to reboot to get back to desktop. I hope somebody could help me, thanx, Phil.

ps. my specs are:

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+
2.00 GHz, 512MB of RAM
ASUS A8V deluxe
Radeon 9800 pro atlantis

I have also the latest driver for my graphics card, and the latest version of DirectX,
9GB free on C:\
6GB free on D:\

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MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 motherboard
Athlon 64 3200+, 512 L2 Cache, 2x 512MB 3200 DDR SDRAM DUAL CHANNEL
200GB Maxtore SATA HD 16MB Cache 7200RPM
Sapphire ATI X800GTO PCI-E 256MB
LG 16x DVDRW GS 4167B Dual Layer
5.1 Onboard Audio
ATX Super Case w/350W Enermax
Win XP Home OEM
Ethernet Card 10/100MB O/B
Now this isn't me that thought of these objects it's just what a local store is offering for a gamer's PC.

Thnx for any info

A:How's this for a gamer pc ?

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I know this isn't a help post but I though you dedicated gamers would appreciate it.


A:Serious Gamer

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How can I set up a gamer PC with 700$? I like Intel. I want a 21:9 LG Monitor (2560 x 1080. Which video card is worth for buy? 1060 newly or 1070 second-hand? 3 or 6GB? Is SSD worth for buy? If yes 120GB or 240GB? Is it worth considering a separate processor cooler? (I thought Intel i5 7500)
If I put a pc on my desk next to me, should I pay attention to the purchase of soft parts?

A:Gamer PC


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PC: Dell XPS, Pent. 4 3.0ghz
OS: Windows XP

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:54:10 PM, on 1/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updmgr\updmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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Somebody has installed a key logger on my system! it was installed on my puter here. the only way i found it is that i rebooted the other day and this little box came up saying your free trail is up for advance key logger enter new code. well i did not do it and i have run every spy ware and virus checker i can find. i can not locate it any where in my system.... need some suggestions on how to get rid of it. thx.............skid

A:just a dumb gamer

Grisoft MIGHT find it. It finds the Keylogger I have zipped in a file on my HD. I don't know about how it will work on a keylogger that is installed on your system.

There's a prog called "Trojan Hunter" that I d/l'd P2P that worked pretty well, but then I found out that it was copyrighted and so I removed it. There might be shareware out there that will find it.

What would really help is if you got the name of the keylogger. Also I think there is a prog called "keylogger killer". I think that one is freeware and I remember it seemed to work pretty good.

On the issue of who installed it:

I had a keylogger that claimed that you could "attach" it to another file (like a jpeg or mpeg or something executable) and then when you activated the file, it would install the keylogger. So you might spend some time looking for the "host" file. The other alternative to HOW you got it installed is if someone did it directly to your computer. As in your wife, girlfriend, parent,etc...

Solving that Security Issue is also important.

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Hey, I play Heroes of newerth, and am designing a hero myself. The concept is a viking warship.

I am looking for a competent or beginning even(beggers cant be choosers!) photoshopper/artist to create a few icons for the abilities I want this hero to have, AND to help somewhat concept art design the hero as well!

This is obviously a non paying just for fun thing. It won't require any 3D model rendering, just concept art thru any medium as long as it can be converted into jpeg icon models (I believe somewhere around like 75x75pixels. Not sure yet I can find out)

Thanks for anyones time reading this. and viva la windows 7!

If interested please PM me and/or reply to this thread. I will explain in further detail the concept plans. But once you have my information, all artistic creative freedom will be yours. and I will ensure you get all/any credit for your creations.

A:Looking for Gamer Artist

Here's a starting point!
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Next stop would be do a search in Bing for images of hero's you will have many to choose from.

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This is slightly off-topic so I apologize if I'm not allowed to post this here and understand if you need to delete it or block it.

I'm looking for some information. We have a great employee who is deserving of a great gift. The most excellent thing we can think of to give him would be a trip to a Gaming Convention, but we don't know how to find out where and/or when that would be. I'm not sure of the game he plays but I know its an online game with interaction with other players, shooting stuff up (duh), but that's all I really know. (I can find out the game if it matters) And he's a super-geek. It's all he does. And we love him.

If you all could make some suggestions of websites to check out, what you think the greatest convention in the U.S. is, etc., that would be wonderful. We're in Florida, so anything down our way would be even better.

Thanks lots!

A:Non-Gamer looking for a Gaming Con

gotta say, that's a pretty neat gift idea......not a gamer here, but man, if I were and I got tickets to a convention, yeah, I'd be pretty stoked.

go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gaming_conventions, and then scroll down to the south atlantic section, there will be a list of all the conventions in that area.....post back and let us know the reaction......

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I have problems with my soundcard, all drivers seem to install correctly, both from original vista disk, and from the latest 2.18.0010beta drivers from creative. however i get problems with playback, crackles through the speakers, faint sounds, sound cutting out etc etc. doesnt sound great through 5.1 ...

does anyone have this card with or without the above problems on windows 7?

help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Creative X-Fi Gamer

have a look through here mate, lots of people having issues with creative sound cards

Creative Sound Cards.

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Sorry guys if i post again but i got no answer and i realized i gave incorrect informations.

My problem is the following: I followed exactly everything what was written in other posts withou any kind of success. The sound is utterly bad, not clean, it screeches a lot, i also found that as soon as i start any kind of application (I.e. Dragon Age or Aion) the sound vanishes completely and everything is muted.

I've downloaded everything, uninstalled my audio card at least 10 times with no results, they system also does not find it if i uninstall it and i restart.

Today the audio card also led my PC to boot failure, solved as soon as i uninstalled it.

My mobo is a M2N4-SLI from Asus, O/S is Windows 7 Ultimate (coming from Vista Home Premium 32) please help me!!

A:Please help me: SB X-Fi Xteme Gamer

Quote: Originally Posted by Arcalimon

Sorry guys if i post again but i got no answer and i realized i gave incorrect informations.

My problem is the following: I followed exactly everything what was written in other posts withou any kind of success. The sound is utterly bad, not clean, it screeches a lot, i also found that as soon as i start any kind of application (I.e. Dragon Age or Aion) the sound vanishes completely and everything is muted.

I've downloaded everything, uninstalled my audio card at least 10 times with no results, they system also does not find it if i uninstall it and i restart.

Today the audio card also led my PC to boot failure, solved as soon as i uninstalled it.

My mobo is a M2N4-SLI from Asus, O/S is Windows 7 Ultimate (coming from Vista Home Premium 32) please help me!!

i have this card & installing it was a complete pig.... (SB0770)

has the card ever worked, on a prior OS..??

are you using the drivers on the disc..??

what audio connections are you using ...(analogue / digital)

is the card a recent purchase..?? (new / used)

do you have full access to the ''X-FI control panel''

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Ok I'am planning to built a pc for begginers before Christmas and this are the following things=Motherboard MSI K8N NEO4-F Socket 939 Nvidia nforce atx amd,Cpu Amd Atlon 64 3700+ 1ghz fsb socket 939,Memory 2 gb of ram Corsair XMS Ddr dual channel,MSI Radeon X800 128mb 256-bit ddr PCI express x 16,Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 160gb Serial Ata hard drive,Power supply Atrix 500w 24 pins,Windows XP Pro SP2.I just want to ask you guys if this parts are compatible?

A:How to built a pc for gamer

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hey again!!

Ok so a few months ago i bought a new graphic card (ASUS AH3650 Silent).

now i reinstalled windows 7 and ive installed the software ASUS gamer OSD that came with the graphic card. It is a program that allows you to broadcast, Record Movies and capture screenshots while playing game.

So today i wanted to try to record the gameplay in world of warcraft which worked just fine in full screen mode(which i hate xD) So when i change WoW to windowed mode the ASUS gamer OSD program wont recognize the game. I press the hot key CTRL+Alt+O and nothing happens.

Ive tryed to look through the settings and googled the answer but nothing helped me so now i hope that someone that has this program aswell and manage to get it to work with wow or any other game that runs in windowed mode can help me.

Thanks in advance!

A:ASUS gamer OSD

try disabling aero peek first. i have some problem with some app because of it.

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Howdy. I'm a bit confused about system req's and a game I recently installed. The game, Hyperspace Invader, has the following req's . . . PII-600 / 64M RAM / 16M Video 3D, Windows XP, DirectX 9.0 and I'm running XP HomeSP2/DirectX 9.0c/Celeron CPU 2.93 GHz/ 504mb RAM/ and I don't know how to determine the Video/3D spec.
Anyway, the game runs fine, but I hear my processor kicking into high during game play . . . which I've seldom heard before on this PC.
I guess my real question is if pushing the cpu's is at all dangerous to my computer? I can only hear it during transitions in the game. Is this normal behavior when playing today's video games? Am I hurting my PC?
Thanks in advance, folks!

A:Solved: New Gamer ?

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Hello. i am upgrading my mobo and am going to PCI express video card. my old card was ATI AIW 9800pro 128MB. i am torn between x1600pro and 7600GS. my bugdet is <175$ (canadian). I'd like to go 512MB this time around.

i am NOT a gamer. i must have tv out. my use is mostly multimedia and some web/graphical design and some video editing. i have my own website so i design it myself. i am always using dreamweaver/fireworks and watching movies.

here is what i was considering:

7600GS - 512MB 174$

x1600pro - 512MB 142$

x1600pro - 512MB 134$

n6600 - 512MB 140$

incidentally my mobo is socket 939 asus A8N-SLI deluxe, AMD dual core x2 4400+ processor, and 4GB ocz DDR400 PC3200 RAM.

any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Not a gamer but would like your opinion please

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Hello. i am upgrading my mobo and am going to PCI express video card. my old card was ATI AIW 9800pro 128MB. i am torn between x1600pro and 7600GS. my bugdet is <175$ (canadian). I'd like to go 512MB this time around.

i am NOT a gamer. i must have tv out. my use is mostly multimedia and some web/graphical design and some video editing. i have my own website so i design it myself. i am always using dreamweaver/fireworks and watching movies.

here is what i was considering:

7600GS - 512MB 174$

x1600pro - 512MB 142$

x1600pro - 512MB 134$

n6600 - 512MB 140$

incidentally my mobo is socket 939 asus A8N-SLI deluxe, AMD dual core x2 4400+ processor, and 4GB ocz DDR400 PC3200 RAM.

any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Not a gamer but would like your opinion please

jeez i am sorry about the double post. my mistake...

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I want to buy a new computer for my son for xmas. He is a gamer - playing world of warcraft etc - need help in selecting computer. Please help me select processor, video card and components - thanks jill_negrete

A:buying gamer pc -help for a mom

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Hi, Im Buying a Computer for to do some hardcore gaming... It goes sommit like this:

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
LG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black IDE Model GSA-H42LK BK - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136114
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129021
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148144
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
($69.99 each)
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad - Copper EPS12V 750W Continuous @ 40°C (825W Peak) Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817703008
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99
-$40.00 Instant
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126179
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
Logitech MX Revolution Black 7 Buttons 2 x Wheels USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Retail
Item #: N82E16826104015
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A:Gamer Computer...

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i am looking at some gamecube games as a gift for an 11 year old kid. he got all sports games and most of mario games and from what i understand is that he is bored playing kids games (played shark tails for 2 days and finished it). so my question is, how violent is prince of persia - sands of time. it is rated teen but he played Lord of the rings before and it is ok with him.

A:need a gamer's advise

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Niether one wants to work when installed, they come up as "Microsoft UAA Bus On High Definition Audio Bus" and "PCI Device" i got minidumps for you all cause i got blue screens... Help..

A:X-Fi Pro Gamer and X-Fi Titanium

Did you install the appropriate drivers for each card?

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hi i keep getting the BSOD after gaming for a hour or so it seems to be the same error so says (whocrashed) here are my specs and the error report i keep getting .
windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz Intel586, level: 6
8 logical processors, active mask: 255
RAM: 6372376576 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1995190272

and the error message this crash has happen almost every day im playing games like world of warcraft or darksiders 2 randomly most of the time

On Thu 3/21/2013 4:08:51 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\032113-41402-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12A3B)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x4, 0xFFFFFA8005A03038, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be... Read more

A:Gamer crash

Please provide the full reports.http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html


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I've upgraded my PC and changed all parts except the ram and kept the old one which is

16GB DDR3 I need to change the ram cause I think that's the reason for my games crashing so can I get DDR4 for my motherboard?

thanks for any reply

A:What ram to use on ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER?

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Audigy Gamer Problems Reply
Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated

Ok Fellow Geeks , Here it goes . I just got back my replacement audigy gamer, Now i am having the same problem as i did with my 1st one i bought. What happened was it works fine for a couple of days and all of a sudden it stops recognizing it when i boot the computer up. When i goto to my sound properties the only thing it will show me is EMUK10x as my sound before this happened it read audigy gamer like it is suppose to. Then when i try to restore my windows to previous i still have the same problem. I can't uninstall now because of an error "SBAUDIGY.isu is corrupted" So now i can't do an auto uninstall.This happened after the card wasn't recognized. after i reboot i get 2 boxes that pop up and both say basically the same thing "sound device not detected". Without getting more long winded , I'll anwser any questions when you see this,Below is my configuration.

896 MB OF PC2700 DDR RAM

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A:Audigy Gamer


Ok don't yell at me but the problem has happened again BUT i found a way to fix it alot faster than before . first i uninstalled all the software with the uninstaller and took the card out and booted back to windows .Then i went and got a pretty good registry tool found at http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/software.shtml
it's called regcleaner. i used it to find all registry keys called "creative" and removed them all . after that i searched all the hard drive for everything named "creative" and deleted those . I shut down windows and reinstalled the card and booted up again oddly enough it didn't ask me anything about installing new drivers so i put the driver disk (came with sb audigy gamer) in and installed everything like normal and it found it and after it restarted i was back to normal. i'm keeping notes on what i'm doing so if it happens again i might have an idea of what's causing it.

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which processor (AMD/Intel) do you think is better for playing games? i am going to build a computer for gaming only and i wanted to know which you guys thought would be better. i heard that AMD processors were better for games.

A:gamer computer

Do a scearch here on AMD VS Intel.

I assure you results will be plentyful. We currently have an active thread on this disscussion.

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I'm looking for a South Korean gamer to do an interview with. I'm doing a Senior paper on the influence of gaming on Korea's culture. If any of you are one or know someone who is willing, i'd really appreciate it if you could let me know. I'd probably do the interview via e-mail, but I'd need a quick response (1 or 2 days). Thanks for any help you can give me.

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I am in the process of planning my next system.

I am not a gamer though there is the possibility of some Video Editing. I have never built a system based on an Athlon AM2 processor.

Motherboard I am looking at is a DFI Infinity NF UltraII-M2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136015
Price is about right with me. I do not want to give up the 2 IDE Channels nor do I want to give up the PCI Slots (I would prefer more PCI slots)

Processor Athlon 64 X2 4000+

Ram X2

Case Lian-Li PC-60BPlusII

Power Supply Antec Smart Power 2 500W (Already have new in box)

Questions I have are, Video card? I do not need a gaming Video Card. Do not want to spend a million dollars on it either. Intended use Surfing, Pogo Games, Small Scale Video Editing(maybe) WP, Spread Sheets, Watching movies (DVD) now and then. Music! This will end up being my home stereo system.

Any THoughts or suggestions welcome. BTW Not really interested in Intel (Personal choice is reason).

Do the components I have listed so far seem compatable? Drives I have no worries about I already have my optical drives and hard drives. 2 Pata Hdd's and 3 Sata Drives. All are Maxtor but I have no problem with them.

A:New System not a gamer!

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This gamer comp I invested a few bucks in went from speed demon to slowest bootup ever. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:59:43 PM, on 8/30/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = R0 - HKCU\Softwar... Read more

A:Vista Gamer

I guess no replies means no interest? W/e I will just keep checking back.

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Last few days I have had a lot of problems with my computer I use for gaming,
Programs aren't opening when I click on them.
For e.g. Click on ITUNES nothing happens after trying 5 times. Then I finally get it open and it can't connect to store. (My net works fine)
Also My Alienware thermal controller won't run and Alienware Respawn program wont run it errors on startup.
Need help!!

A:Gamer needs help from a It Wizz.

Internet Explorer keeps crashing as well.

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I , i need a review for my build for a PC GAMER, I need to know if my motherboard and my powesupply is a good choice for my build

INTEL? CORE? I5-7500 Processor 6M Cache 4 Cores 3.4GHZ Up to 3.8GHZ FC-LGA14C Retail Box

MSI B250M PRO-VDH mATX LGA1151 DDR4 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI VGA USB3.1 Motherboard

Thermaltake Commander G42 Window ATX Mid Tower Case

EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 TI SC Gaming 4GB GDDR5 DX12 OSD Support Video Card

Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E250B/AM 250GB 2.5in SATA III Internal SSD

Corsair CX Series CX450M 450W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply W/5 Yrs Warranty

Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC 120mm Blue LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin



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I downloaded alchemy 1.25.10
media source 5 5.25.02
sb manager 3.21.00

and lots of stuff seems to be different. I was running Vista 32, and everything was great. My main concern is I want to have a program I did before that is not there now. The program allowed you to set up your speakers and tell it the distance of each of the 7.1 sound speakers. Back left is 8 feet away, while back right is 3 feet away. Stuff like that....it made a big difference.

Because I cannot find that program, do I have to download old vista 64 applications? Which one to get the above mentioned part Im looking for. Sorry for being a noob with this, but Ive spent hours looking for this problem, and no one else seems to have it. Auto update does not see any card on my system, and I read a fix about going into safe mode and wiping out everything. When I tried to uninstall the sound card totally, the computer would not run the install disk from Creative Labs for my Gamer. I had to do a system restore in order to get any sound. I would really appreciate help, as Im playing WM2 and the sound would really help if I could hear enemies coming up behind me. Most avi movies that I play using VLC dont seem to run in anything but front speakers, not even 5.1
Thanks for your help

Mike (CtGuy)

A:X-Fi Gamer and Win 7 64 problems

ctguy, welcome to the forums.

What you are referring to is the THX Console. You can get it and the rest of the apps (minus the Media Source Player, have to download that from Creative) from the link in #4 here,

Creative Sound Cards.

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I have this already!

Crucial Tactical 4GB Kit (2GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 ? CL=11 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC
DDR3-1600 ? 1.5V ? 512Meg x 64 ?

GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5 3470 3.20GHz Socket LGA1155 - Retail.

Akasa Cooling Fan - 120mm

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply

500GB WDC Blue Sata 3 hard drive

Windows 8 64bit

I need these, what do I get ?????
Also graphics card between £80 to £120

I need a PC case for this

A:Help me build a PC Gamer rig

Try to find a 7870, I like those.

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What kind of games do you like to play the most?

I am mostly a strategy nut, not that I am any good at it, but I play mostly games such as

Medieval 2 and Kingdoms
LotR BfME 2 and the Witch-king Expansion
Dawn of War Series
Company of Heroes and Opposing Fronts
Hearts of Iron Anthology.........to name but a few

I also play alot of FPS games but never used to like them until I tried one, I used to find the viewpoint difficult to get to grips with for some odd reason, can't put my finger on it

So as far as FPS games go its mostly WW2

Brothers in Arms all 3 titles
Medal of Honor all of them I think
Crysis and Warhead
CoD all of them
Far Cry 1 and 2
SH 4

Not many sports games for me except for

Pro Evolution Soccer 09 and 2 of the earlier ones
A couple fo cricket games
Grid and Colin McRae several of them

And for Sims

Flight Sim X and 2004 Century of Flight

Many others......just too many to mention, could infact make an encyclopedia of the games I have!!

Jekyll and Hyde

A:What kind of gamer are you?

I play mostly RTS games.

Command and Conquer (all of them)
Warcraft (all of them)
there are more

Also play fps's

Halo (any of them)
COD 2&4

I play other games just not as much.


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My PC has been hijacked by gaming software and a found General Trojan virus verified by bit defender

I cannot use a browser to get to internet so I can't post the required scan logs for this forum.

Can anyone help me get a browser to work? Other pcs on my network work just fine. It's this specific PC that is troubled


A:Hijacked PC by my 15 yr old son the gamer

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Hello all,

I have had my normal Audigy2 card for years now, and it is starting to play up, like cutting out in games, and often when i'm facing someone who is talking to me I can't hear them and will have to turn to the side to hear them, things like that lol.
I was planning to upgrade the card anyway, but i'm not sure whether I should get the X-Fi Gamer or Music. I hear they are essentially the same thing, although the Gamer is the newer edition. More people swear by the Music though.

I would love some advice, as they are both available, and both basically the same price.

A:Gamer or Music?

OK, thanks. I can't imagine using Vista anytime soon, and even if I did, a patch would probably be out by then to add support do you think? I am using XP Home at the moment.

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I noticed that the PlayStation 4 has similar specifications to a PC, so I wonder if there would be a way to install Windows 10 on it. Of course I would try that on a spare disk, so if it doesn't work I would just connect the original disk back and forget about it. I know that probably Sony has disabled booting from the BD drive and the key combination to enter BIOS or change boot order is restricted to authorized technicians only. But we could partially install Windows 10 64-bit on a spare hard disk, using the imagex utility as described here. This is like running the setup and just before the first restart. So when we put the disk in the PS4, it will hopefully boot and resume Windows 10 Setup to the next stage. As for drivers, if Windows Update cannot find them all, we could try the latest chipset and graphics drivers directly from AMD. If successful the gamer would play either PS4 games booting from the original disk, or PC games booting from the spare into Windows 10. He could even use it as a normal PC.

Yes, it sounds crazy, but what do your think?

A:A gamer's dream Windows 10 on PS4?


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Anyone use these speakers?? although a little expensive i like the idea of the wireless rear speakers.
I currently have a 5.1 speaker system on my pc but they are only cheapies & tend to distort very easily.

Any current users, i would like your comments please.

BTW i have a Creative Audigy LS 5.1 Dolby Digital card in my system.


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Hiyas, im going round in circles here tryin to pick out my new ram!

Its going into my Lanparty Ultra-D.

I was always told that BH5 OCZ was great, which I can buy here :

I had in my mind that that was the memory I wanted, but I do play a lot of the latest games and have been advised that I should go for a 2gb kit, something like the gskill kits here :


Should i go for the 2gb kit? And will it matter about most of the 2gb kits being cas3 rather than the cas2 of the ocz.

For now im But I think in my own mind that atleast a 2gb kit is more future proof, but which one?

From here :


I dont wanna spend more than say £160, I will be gratful for any expert advise. Just remember though that the Ulta-d is maybe a bit fussy on ram.

Cheers guys

A:Memory advise for a gamer :)

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Hi i just put together a new comp:

MSI k8N Neo2 plat
AMD 3500 Athlon 64 (newcastle)
GFX = nvidia fx 5200 128 mb ( my old one )
on board internet
seagate 120 gb 7200 rpm hdd
2 x 512 kingston hyperx 3200 ddr
1 dvd burner
1 dvd reader
1 floppy
thermaltake 5000a xaser 5 series
windows XP SP 2
430 watt true power Antec PSU

When i install my sound card and boot up my comp it crashes after the windows xp loading screen. While loading after a while (unusually long) monitors goes into sleep mode and nothing happens. I installed the latest bios and drives for my mobo. I tried putting the card on every PCI slot. Turned off onboard sound and tried it, still nothing. This sound card works since it worked on my older computer. The computer will boot with no problems w/o the sound card. The first time i turned computer on it wouldnt do this but sound card still wasnt working it just said that i needed to install latest bios which i did. I dont know what to do ! please help

MSN = Wuffle_Thomas @ hotmail com
AIM = WUffle Thomas

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to upgrade my outdated gaming PC and I need a little advice regarding the Power Supply Unit. I'm going to be using;

GPU: HD5750 (Not Overclocked)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE OC'd @3.80Ghz (Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 High Performance CPU Cooler)
RAM: Mushkin Silverline (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H AMD 880G (Socket AM3) Micro-ATX DDR3 Motherboard
Fans: 2x25cm Large Fans with Speed Controls
HDD: Just a stock 120GB for now.

I've been advised I will need 450-500w psu minimum. My current PSU is 520w, however, as it's stock I highly doubt it's of quality. I've taken note of the model and found it online here I'm not really knowledgable with PSU's so my question;

1) Is the above PSU of poor quality
2) Do I need a new PSU?
3) If I need a new PSU, I have been eying up this one: 530w Be Quiet! Any better?

For an idea of what I'd like the computer to do, the games I play are a mix of retro plus modern DX11 and a mix of RPG/Strategy..

S.T.A.L.K.E.R Series
Gothic Series
Stronghold Series (Waiting for Stronghold 3)
Risen Series (Waiting for Risen 2)
Civ 5
Sins of a Solar Empire

Thanks for all and any help


A:Solved: Gamer looking for PSU advice

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