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New Built computer issue. Little help

Q: New Built computer issue. Little help

My dad and I just got done building our first PC.
The Mother board is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, with an AMD 2500+ processor.
When we start it up, we get the beep at the ASUS Logo screen, but during the load up screen we keep getting the error "Warning!! CPU have been changed".
From there the computer just stops. It doesn’t shut down, the CPU Temp stays at a steady 98-101 degrees. I am really not sure what else to do with this problem. Tried to cut power and restart several times with nothing.
We are pretty stumped over here, so any help or advice would be of MUCH appreciation.

Preferred Solution: New Built computer issue. Little help

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My Computer was working fine yesterday and when i tried to turn on the volume for youtube today, The volume was decreased greatly. At max you can barely hear it. When i put headphones in the sound works perfectly fine.

A:Built In Computer Speaker Issue

My Computer was working fine yesterday and when i tried to turn on the volume for youtube today, The volume was decreased greatly. At max you can barely hear it. When i put headphones in the sound works perfectly fine.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4450e, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2941 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226949 MB, Free - 141572 MB; D: Total - 11523 MB, Free - 1482 MB;
Motherboard: ECS , Iris8, 1.0 ,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated and Enabled

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I just recently built my new computer, and have noticed that i keep getting IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bsod. This tends to come up after playing a game for an hour or so, but the times are usually random. It has even happened while running other programs....which is slightly annoying. I thought it might be the ram cards, so i took one off, which delayed the issues it seemed...but they are back. I can still run windows and everything, so not sure how severe it is.

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Hello, I recently encountered an issue while cleaning my mother's pc. She has a win 10 home hp laptop, with her own profile as administrator; and somehow while resetting the pc to restore some files lost in a power outage, I managed to turn on the built-in admin profile.

I went through all of the steps to disable the profile through cmd but it only gave me more problems. Upon rebooting, I got the message: User account is disabled, please see your system administrator. I click ok, and my mother's profile pops up like it normally would. I go into cmd with admin privileges, and repeat with no success. I try for amusement the opposite: net user administrator /active:yes and reboot. Now I have 2 admin profiles, that both pop up with incorrect password prompts.

I can still log into my mother's account after clicking ok, but it would be nice to have this fixed. I've spent hours googling on how to fix this and found nothing, microsoft is less than helpful about things and often repeats information that is not needed.

To be clear: For some reason the built-in admin will not disappear, despite everything I do, and now having seen 2 accounts, I am leaning towards this being a registry error. Lusrmgr.msc is not available in her edition of win 10 or I would have tried that too. Any help would be awesome, I'll even take wiping the computer clean as long as I can restore her profile and hers only.

Thanks in advance - Cole

A:Built-In Admin Issue

The first thing I would do is create a brand new local user and change that account type to administrator. Log into the new user account and see if you can then disable the built-in administrator account.

You can also try this:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

The easy way to accomplish the in place upgrade repair install is just to click the upgrade now button:
Windows 10

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I'm having problems with my self built PC. Basically, it won't switch on and i'm worried that something has shorted out and damaged my PC. I've had no problems with powering up my computer before this.

I have been having trouble with my SSD though, so I bought a new one. I removed the old SSD and fitted the new one. Whilst I had the case open, I noticed an additional SATA data and power cable that I was using to diagnose problems with the old SSD. I removed both of them and moved the power cables to the PSU along so that there were no empty sockets between the connections. I closed the case and plugged the external power cable and all of the peripherals back in as normal. However, when I switched the tower on, the power light lit up briefly then went out. I checked if the internal power connectors were in securely and they seemed to be. I tried to switch it on again and all I got was a low click then a brief whirring noise. The power light did not switch on.

I opened the case again and found that the internal power cable for the main part of the motherboard was loose. As a precaution, I reseated all of the power cables that went into the PSU and checked that all of the connections to the components were secure. I also checked the power button connection to the motherboard. I still only got the click then whirring noise when I switched the tower on. I've also checked the power cable that goes into the case, and it's fine.

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A:Self Built PC Power Issue

Could actually be a faulty psu. The symptoms you make-a describe are typical of that.

Borrow, beg, steal or buy (or make-a) new psu and try.

If no possible, take all component out and rebuild from a scratch-a. Even board of mother a too. Turn on with only bare minimum and make-a test. Keep going until you make-a problem. If no make-a problem, have make fun.

Make-a sure board mounted nice in case like maker book say to. Sometimes no plastic washer is good, sometime they make-a good, depending on board.

Important to also make-a check that no single ting overclockified.

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A few weeks ago, i sent my laptop in to get repaired because it refused to charge. It came back about Wednesday, saying it wasn't a power cord issue (like i thought) but actually a motherboard issue. Since it's come back, everythings LOOKED like its working fine except for the webcam. Heres what happens when i attempt to use the webcam. I open the webcam in whatever i'm attmempting to use (AIM, Skype, even just opening it in My Computer), the light by the webcam turns blue (which means its on) and the computer doesn't say anythings wrong, but i don't see what i should, i see....Something kinda hard to describe. Like if you were to point the camera at a white wall with a light glowing on it, i guess. When i attempted to get a screenshot of it, this was all i got . I don't even know how to BEGIN to fix this, but something about drivers keeps coming up. If thats all that needs to be fixed, please tell me, and be detailed so i don't get confused please

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147581 MB, Free - 51859 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 1005HA, x.xx, EeePC-0123456789
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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have had this eee pc notebook piece of crap thing for a while now the webcam used to work and now after letting my mom borrow it it doesnt work anymore the computer doesnt even detect it what could she have possibly done

A:having a built in webcam issue

device manager ? look in there for it

add new hardware / hardware wizzard try them

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hello, guys,
I have problem with my Toshiba satellite notebook webcam
I have been using it for long time and now when I use it with Facebook or messenger
it doesn't show only my friend webcam
but the cam works if I want to take pictures !
any help!

A:built in webcam issue. 1

Hello fadi-sheikh,
The problem you are having is not related at all to your webcam. Instead it it either the software that is malfunctioning, or your friend lacks a webcam or does not have the suitable driver installed.
Could you please expand on this problem?
Eric Bennett

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Just did a new build yesterday with a ryzen 2700x, msi x470 gaming plus motherboard with 16 GB xpg 3200 mhz ram with an rx580 8 GB video card, and when I right click on this pc, it shows that I have 16.0 GB (7.95 GB usable) How do I make it all usable? I've tried all the methods that I've seen on YouTube to no avail. I want to have access to all of my ram, also have an issue getting the full speed of the ram, whenever I set the ram to 3200 mhz, it crashes

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Hello. I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (a355-s6925 with Vista home premium x64) that I purchased new a few months ago. The webcam (Chicony usb 2.0) worked fine until recently. I have a Camera Assistant software thing that I normally use. Previously, when I'd start it up, the little green light beside the camera would come on. Now it doesn't. It shows only a black screen instead of me. I tried disabling and enabling in the device manager. I tried updating drivers. I tried completely uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling. I tried a system restore to a date prior to the last time I used it...... Nothing is working!
On the Toshiba help site, there's an issue about the camera not working after it's returned from sleep mode. It linked to a windows hotfix which I downloaded. But the hotfix was for SONY computers. It did say on the hotfix site that it has been known to work with other computers, so I tried it. When I started it up, I got a message saying "This update does not apply to your system". Gotta love Microsoft.....

If anyone has any ideas short of calling the service number, I'd be thrilled to hear them. Thanks so much!

A:built-in webcam issue

I Had a similar problem with my Toshiba Satellite. I just disabled my antivirus software and then tried it and it worked.

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Thermaltake v1000 case, K7D Master mainboard, 2 x AMD 2200 MP cpu, 2 Gb RAM, Thermaltake Volcano 11 cpu fans.

Boots up with CPU not recognised message plus states cpu speed is 1800.

Board supports 2000+ or higher.

Any suggestions on this warmly welcomed thankyou!

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i have an AMD turion 64 x2 (to be honest, i dont know much about computers so pleas put things into words i can understand ... im a teen) laptop .... and it used to have a working webcam up until the computer got wiped... where could i get the software to get the cam up and running again on msn and such ?

A:laptop built in webcam issue

Does it have a the Makers name and a model name or number

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This may not be the right forum but I was not exactly sure to class my problem as so I will give it a shot.

My problem is as the title suggest one pertaining to my mic. In paticular when I am using vent. I have an Aurora laptop and my mic is built into the display of my computer. When I press my push to talk button in vent people can hear the music that is playing over my laptop such as music in a game or even an audio file I am playing. My mic is not picking up any sound but the computers sound is being recycled back into vent I suppose would sum it up.

I figured it was a vent problem but I also cannot get the mic to capture any sound in sound recorder under entertainment in all programs.

It worked fine for me until I recently formatted my computer so I am assuming I am missing some file or have an option checked somewhere I should not.

On my dxdiag it says my sound capture device is Realtek AC97 Audio if that helps any.

I also have screenshots of all my tabs in vent showing my options and set up if anyone needs to see that to help.

Thanks in advance and I hope someone has some suggestions.

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Hello. I am new to this forum so i dont know if I've posted in the correct section.

Anyway, I have a Advent 9517 Laptop computer which has a built in 1.3mp webcam. When i first got the laptop the cam worked normal. Then after abit. something conflicted with it and the Imageing devices disappeared out of Device manager and the cam stopped working.
I have tried re installing Vista to no avail.

I have read around the net, and people are suggesting to press fn + f10 at the same time, but this also does not work.

I hope someone could help me resolve this issue.

Thank you.

A:Laptop built in webcam issue

quick fix, backup your data and factory reset. i have seen this with acer laptops, its the only way we get round it

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I've got a problem with installing drivers for my gpu on windows 7 rc1. 2 days ago i formated my hd and made new partitions (left only teh recovery partition untouched). i've installed the windows 7 release candidate built 7100 64 bit version. and. whats my problem. the installation went fine, system boots normally and etc. but i cant install ANY driver for my gpu (nvidia gf 9600m gt 512 ddr3). i tried to dload drivers from nvidia site (185.81 notebook beta driver for windows 7 x64); also from nvidia the teh 181 series driver (cant remember wich one coz i tried to reinstal my os now) and also the dox modified driver (185.68 x64 for vista but liek he wrote on forums, compatybile with windows 7), and also i tried to instal ldriver form Windows Update (dunno wich version was it). and now what teh real problem. after installation of any of theese drivers my os wont boot. it shows the ''starting windows'' and the windows sign but after this my notebook just reboots and give me 2 ways: start in normal mode or start the startup recovery console. i tried both. normla startup just keeps on rebooting and recovery console works only if i restore my pc to a piont befor i installed teh gpu drivers. it makes no sense coz than my gpu is shown as default vga adapter. when checked the ''restoration details" (or sth liek this, dont remember what what the name of it) there was teh line that the ''recent installed rpogram or driver may prevent windows from boot". and its for s... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 built 7100 + gf9600m gt issue

i tired to look a bit more on inet and it appears that all (?) 9600M users have this kind of issue with x64 (64bit) version of Windows 7. :'( im gonna dload x86 (32bit) version now. what ive found is that x64 dont work for any1 and x86 work for every1. sadly i wont be able to use my 4gigs of memmory :'(

so. info.

Windows 7 (all builts until now) ver x64 (64 bit)
DO NOT WORK with Nvidia GF 9600M
(i might be wrong but what ive found was this)

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Hello there,

I know this issue has been brought up a few times, but I can't find a solution.
I recently inherited a Toshiba Tecra A8. Problem is : the built-in speakers can't seem to work, but the sound is just fine on external speakers or headphones. The speakers used to work at some point in the past, but the previous owner can not tell me what caused the sudden change.

Here's what I did, chronologically, after browsing multiple forums :

- SP3 was installed when I got the computer. I tried to revert back to SP2.
- I've reinstalled XP (had to, machine was too slow). SP2 came with the install CD.
- I've installed two XP hotfixes that were supposed to solve the problem : KB835221 and KB888111
- I've re-installed the Realtek Audio HD codec
- I always try muting/unmuting after everything I do, even before or after a reboot.

Here's what I can tell so far :

- Sound icon is present on the system tray. All volumes are up, whether on the Windows sound manager or on the Realtek one.
- I do not have DOS beeps.
- I'm still on SP2. Didn't try moving on to SP3 (on this new XP install, of course).
- Before I did reinstall Realtex Audio HD, the "internal" option listed under "I/O audio" was shown, but I couldn't access it. After the reinstall, it simply disappeared.

I think that's pretty much it. I came across the same solutions on different forums or group discussions. I've been searching for two days now, to no avail. The computer ... Read more

A:Tecra A8, WinXP SP2 - issue with built-in speakers

All you have done is right but I?m missing most important info: is there the same problem when you install original recovery image and test with ?factory settings?? If yes then we can say it is not hardware problem.
Now we can just speculate if this can be hardware related issue. Fact is that sound card works properly but somehow your internal speakers are ?disabled?.

Reason can be small ?switcher? in audio jack port. Maybe they are blocked somehow. Who knows?

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Hello guys. New member here with a question. This is a little bit of an odd question, but I'm sure you have seen some strange ones.

Ok, so I have a close internet friend who lives in Russia. She is having some real issues with her PC, which is a Packard Bell One-Two all-in-one. It did not come with a hard copy of Windows, but has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed from the factory, and has a restoration partition for resetting the system. The problem is that it appears that her backup partition has become corrupted, possibly by a virus that causes us to reset it in the first place. After restoration to factory settings, she keeps getting error messages, multiple programs will not run or install correctly, including ones that were a part of the original system build. Packard Bell and Microsoft in Russia have been absolutely worthless. Providing no help what so ever. Microsoft help hotline here in the USA was similarly worthless.

So, I know we need to do a clean install, and wiping the old drive is not an issue, but how can we do that without a hard copy of the operating system? I have downloaded the iso of the operating system in English and loaded it to a USB thumb-drive as a boot-able drive, but I have not been able to find it in Russian. Would it be possible to run the install with the English version from the thumb-drive, and then convert to Russian later? I'm concerned about whether or not we would be able to activate with her serial number, becau... Read more

A:Trying to help a friend with a built in backup partition issue.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

look the program, Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hey all, hope someone can help me out with this:

I just built a new desktop (parts listed below) and installed a licensed copy of Windows XP Pro, but after the install completes and it reboots, Windows won't load. I repeatedly get the "We're sorry, Windows failed to start peviously" error and have to choose how to start up. If I choose to start normally, the machine reboots and comes back to the same place. If I choose Safe Mode, I'm able to get into Windows in safe mode.

I tried reinstalling from scratch, and the 2nd time Windows completed the install, rebooted, and went straight to "Restarting install process" and reinstalled all over again. After that install, I got "bad or missing command interpreter errors." I changed the boot order to hard drive 1st, CD drive second, and I was actually able to get into Windows. Windows was showing the right processor, RAM, drives, etc (aside from some unknown devices in Device Manager - to be expected before putting in all of the drivers). I tried to install the drivers for my motherboard, and my DVD burner, and got errors about missing or corrupt files with both CDs.

At this point, I was thinking there must be some wierd issue with the CD drive: Installs seeming to fail, booting not working properly if it was looking at the CD drive first, missing files, etc. So, I took a working drive out of another machine, put it in the new one, and reinstalled from scratch, formatting the drive.

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Hello everyone. I have a problem with my in-built microphone. I have reset my computer using the option windows provides and ever since then my microphone won't work. I have tried  setting the mic as default, uninstalling and installing Realtek drivers. I have installed the drivers from Lenovo page. At the recording tab i see that "Mic in at front panel (black)" is not connected. Any help is appreciated.

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My laptop is a little over a year old and recently when I tried to use skype my webcam wasn't found.
When I go into device manager, there is no imaging device at all
does anyone one know what i need to do to make it work again, have tried to find drivers but no luck at all

A:Advent 1000 built in webcam issue


try windows update or you may need to email the tech guys ar Currys etc

Try device manager then view then hidden devices , its possible the web cam is faulty and not working at all hence no driver

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Built in mic stopped working after I restored windows. The settings say that the drivers are working - but they don?t. I ran the Microsoft hardware 'devices not working program' - It achieved nothing. I know it is a software error as the machine is 'dual boot' and the same internal mic works fine on Linux. Also windows captures sound when I attach an external USB mic too (headset or other external mic). It's annoying because we can't now do more than one person on a Skype, except on Linux, and sometimes I have to use windows due to work software that won't work on Linux.
Hope someone can help. Thanks in anticipation.

A:Built in mic stopped working (not a hardware issue)

You state "after restoring Windows". System Restore or reinstall of Windows? And if the latter did you recover from a partition or recovery disks or Windows DVD? If the latter as I suspect, did you reinstall motherboard drivers starting with the chipset driver then video and soundcard drivers?

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Alright so the other day I noticed my mic wasn't working while on Skype (was kind of obvious). I started looking into a fix asap, but was coming across nothing that could help. My last option I could think to try was to uninstall my audio drivers and re-install like so many had recommended and guess where that got me... That's right, deleted my audio drivers for my built-in output. So now I have no input, or output   After taking a breather, I went to the drivers section of Dell's main site. In there I used the proper detection system and so forth to track down my specific audio drivers. Guys, and girls, I have done this process over 8 times now at the least.. Every time I have tried to re-install my proper audio drivers I get nothing in return. I've been to "Device Manager" countless times, checked the "Sound" section countless times, HECK even completely reset my laptop back to factory settings; and nothing.. Am I doomed folks? Just give it to me straight if I am

- Dell Inspiron 15 7k Gaming
Attempted Fixes:
- Everything possible in Device Manager section
- Constantly checking "Sound" section
- Resetting computer to factory
- Over 8 attempts of re-installing proper audio drivers
- Contacting Dell support with no luck in fixes

A:Built-In Audio Drivers Issue (losing my mind trying to fix)

Hi M_O_C_H_A,Thanks for posting.Since you've gone to exhaustive measures to reinstall the drivers, it might be a hardware malfunction.  Your post doesn't state whether or not you've run system diagnostics.  Have you tried that yet?  http://dell.to/2xIewV3

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The issue started about a year ago, when I fully assembled the computer. Whenever I would play a graphically-intensive game, such as DayZ, the game would play for around 10 - 30 minutes, and then all of a sudden, the computer would just shut off.

Seems like 50% of the time, the screen would just go black, but the machine would just stay on, continually, until I was forced to do a manual restart. The other 50% of the time, the screen would do something... Strange. Then, the computer would reboot on its own, and a message box would appear saying something along the lines of, "Windows has recovered from an unexpected error".

This is a very irritating issue that I absolutely adore the thought of getting solved.

Any and ALL help would be appreciated.

A:Strange BSOD Issue With Custom-Built PC, Error 0x124

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80071458f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner
0x124's are typically related to a hardware issue and can only be isolated by stress testing the major components.

If overclocking, reset all overclocks back to their default settings and then follow these:

RAM - run for a minimum of 8 consecutive passes
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU - run the HIGH test
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video - run the FURMARK test for 20mins
Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Storage - run the SHORT test using the DOS version
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

Host Name: ADD1995-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....

A:Built new computer

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SO FAR ITS GREAT.. I got a soltek motherboard, amd 3200 64 processor,2 gig 3200 ddr, nvidia 5700 video card.. One problem, when i go into the bios therea re overclocking settings???? I am scared to death to do this.... I have built my own systems for 10 years now, BUT I NEVER OVERCLOCKED..... What should I do???? thanks

A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

BTW good choice in mb. Do you have the 939 pin or 754 pin? There is a bios update for the 939 that addresses memory speed when using dual channel.

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But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.

Help Please?

A:So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

crap cleaner

to name a few

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

hehehe...gotta change that signature now!

A:Got My Computer Built~! Now Need Help!

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Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!

A:Built my own computer!

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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I am having a new computer built (after almost 8 years with my hP lemon). There are so many choices, but my technical savvy is limited. You guys seem helpful so I am going to appeal to you for advice.
Here is what my comp guy proposed:

Motherboard, Matx 945G DDR2-667/533/400 LGA

Micro Processor, P D CPU 805 64 bit Dual Core

x512mb DDR2-533 (PC2 4200)

120 GB 7200 RPM SATA NCQ

Windows Media Center

OK - now, my DH says I cannot go near any serious upgrades for a year or two and I do have a budget to work with, so what I need to know is... will this run Vista Windows Aero? Is that a good processor? Am I missing anything?

Obviously video is the other thing - my comp guy says the chipset has onboard graphics, but I am reading that's not the best choice. I want to play around with video editing, watch movies and do some gaming (or my kids do) but gamings not my focus.

Mainly I want solid, dependable, speedy and efficient (but I like the bells and whistles, too). Something that I won't need to put too much more into in the near future.

Is that enough info? Help...opinions....forgive my ignorance and please speak in small words (LOL).

A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

HDD is fine (seagate is a good brand)

Motherboard: not sure about this one. Can't tell with out more info if it can handle a future upgrade to an Intel Conroe processor (currently owns for speed!).

CPU: The 805 is certainly a nice cpu, and at $100 its fairly cheap. But the new Conroe E6300 is close to twice as fast for $183. Againit comes down to your budget.

Vid card: Depends on what games you want to play. Currently the radeon 9600 would be "lowest" card you would wnat to use to play todays games at low res. A Nvidia 6600 or above would be better.

If you want to do a little 'window shopping', check out www.newegg.com for competitive prices.

Don't skimp on the power supply! You can get a decent one from FPS for around $40 at newegg.

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Hey again TechSpot,

I just built a brand new system, got everything set up and powered it up. The lights turn on, the fans spin and everything sounds right, but the monitor doesn't seem to be able to pick anything up. I've tried it on a CRT and LCD monitor, and with the onboard card (GeForce 6100) the video card (Radeon X300) and an old monitor card. Below are the specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair 512MB 667DDR2
CoolerMaster Musketeer
Pioneer DVD Burner
350W Power Supply

Please offer any help you can, I'm counting on you TechSpot

A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

You'll need to go back to the basics to help troubleshoot.

Take out your motherboard, and set it on a box beside your case.

Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and the 2 power connections from your PSU to the motherboard. (both the 24 pin and the ATX12).

Connect your case's speaker wire to the motherboard as well.

Use a screwdriver to "short" the two pins usually connected to the case's power on switch.

Connect your monitor to the onboard graphics.

Are you able to post?

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???


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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

A:Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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im running a geforce fx 5200, and its not bringing me anywhere. The computer boots, the fans run, i dont hear any sounds because my case doesnt have a built in speaker, but nothing shows up on the screen. It isnt a bad monitor because i tested it. it may be the geforce fx 5200, but i dont want to switch graphics cards just yet. ... oh yes,, its in an AGP Slot

A:Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

First up is everything new?

secondly i have had this problem alot. Did you take anti static cautions like not installing your comp on carpet ETC?, did you put the motherboard risers in the right place if not it will cause a short and the screen wont turn on at all. Is your power supply a good one not generic ?

If all else fails "your motherboard has fried" :hotouch:

hope this helps :slurp:

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I have recently attempted to create a custom built computer for the first time, i have followed guides and got the computer all made but when i power it up it makes a loud high pitched noise! how do i get it working properly, it turns on theres just a huge noise.

I also have a second question, my new computer has a 320mb 8800GTS graphics card in it, and has 2 DVI slots on the back of it, my monitor has a DVi and a VGA, but i only have lead for VGA, but i have 2 apadtops which turn a VGA into a DVI. But the adaptor only works in the graphics card, if i put an adaptor on my monitor it doesnt fit, will the monitor still work?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 112706 274 in stock £126.76

Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX 125082 174 in stock £58.82

Point Of View 8800GTS 320MB DVI HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card 125325 20 in stock £148.88

Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATAII/300 8.5ms 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 115418 1559 in stock £43.30

Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Performance Memory CL5 1.9V Matched Pair with Heat Spreaders 098710 170 in stock £63.82

Coolermaster IGreen 500W PSU - 85% Efficiency ATX12V v2.2 120mm Fan 115161 41 in stock £44.29

Gigaybte GZ-X1 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - No PSU 126922 8 in stock £31.47

Thats my computer parts help pls!

A:Help with my custom built computer

Can you isolate where the noise is coming from? Could be a bad fan, noise from the case speaker, etc...

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I recently built a computer for my boyfriend and it's been kicking my butt. I'm now having problems with it locking up (at any given moment), installing some programs (none in particular - it's not being picky), and rebooting (it doesn't like to reboot at ALL and it drags real bad when it is). I've come to know CMOS very well as I've gone in and checked and rechecked the settings several times - I've also disabled the onboard codecs because I thought that might be the problem with it running so slow when it's rebooted.

This is the system info:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
VIA Technologies, Inc. model VT8365 motherboard
x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~801 Mhz
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Maxtor 40GB 7200 rpm hard drive
256 RAM pc133
Soundblaster sound card
NVidia TNT2 32mb video card
D-Link ethernet card

If anyone can offer some insight on what the problem might be, I would appreciate it sooooooo much!


A:Having problems with this computer I built...

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I'm looking for any advice and expertise please.

I've recently built my a Windows 7 desktop and i'm getting all kinds of blue screens.
I have tried doing a clean install, i've done a system restore since then to when it was working best and i've still had BSOD.
Originally it kept BSOD when i had two sticks of RAM in (at least once every 30 min) and worked fine when only one was in. I've since done a clean install and have both in.

I've attached the dmp files from the two BSOD i've had since i have done the clean install.
The only programs installed are Avast! (6.0.1000) and the software to run the wireless dongle (Netgear WG111v3) plus whatever came with Windows 7.

I've ran dskchk and sfc /scannow with no errors reported.
I've ran memtest86 and that returned no errors (though only ran once)
The motherboard has MemtestOK! and that shows no errors.

Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-V EVO USB3 (the latest drivers for the chipset, audio, graphics, lan and usb3 from the amd website have been installed)

THe drivers for the wireless mouse and keyboard are install as is for the wireless dongle.

The BIOS is the latest chipset as well.

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor 3.00GHz
4gb of RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
If you can help or if you need any more info that might help please let me know.



A:Built new computer and getting several BSOD

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Hi my computer is not recognizing my built in web cam I have searched forums and even called the company and they said I should download a bison driver but I can't find one for windows 7 64bit. Can anyone help me please.


A:Computer not recognizing my built in web cam

First of all, what model number is the laptop, and second please explain in more detail the problem, is this after a new os install, or did you just buy it? Any other details would also help.

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I recently put together a new computer. Everything seemed to be going fine the first day, however I was unable to get FDISK to worked when I tried to partition the hard drive. Not a problem I thought, and used the Windows XP partitioning program, then proceded to install Windows XP.

I shut it down for the night, and the next morning the computer seemed unable to detect any IDE drives.

It seemed to find it sometimes, but now it doesn't seem to be able to find it at all.

Could this be due to faulty parts, or have I possibly done something wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Edit - I tried a different HDD to the one that was in the computer, and it couldn't detect that in the IDE scan either.

A:Newly Built Computer


You didn't tell us which motherboard, what kind of drives, CPU, etc., etc., etc. That makes it difficult to provide some kind of answer for you.

Shooting in the dark though, I assume you have a new motherboard that is RAID capable. If you are not using RAID and my first statement is a true statement (ie: Raid capable board)......then, go into the BIOS setup menu and DISABLE the RAID feature. That should stop the search and get you going.

Post back with more information and other questions.

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First, I'll tell you my situation... I'm a bit of a gamer, mostly Xbox... but I just recently realized how much cash I've been burnin on new/replacement systems (from the RROD and whatever other faults come with 360) and how much I really like old games that the 360 can't play because it's not backward compatible. So I decided I want to build a sweet gaming computer that I won't have to upgrade for at least a couple of years.

Problem is, I've never built one and for the most part I have no idea what I'm doing. I've done some research, but I still feel pretty lost when it comes to reading specs. I really don't know where any sort of bottleneck might occur, so I hope someone can help me out with that.

Here's what I've thrown together from Newegg:

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

GeIL EVO Leggara Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model GEL316GB2133C11DC

The performance I was aiming for was Battlefield 3 on ultra settings. The page I found here:

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A:Never built a computer before, feedback welcome

So it seems you are willing to spend $1500 for just the MOBO/CPU/GPU/RAM. How much will you be spending for the rest of the build?

I'm fine with going up to about $1500 to cover those 4 items, and then I'd just pick out a power supply and the rest of the accessoriesClick to expand...

You will not want to lowball on the PSU. It is one of the most important components in the system.

You are spending way too much for the RAM. You do not need 16GB for a gaming RIG. But if you really want it I would recommend these.


Or their 8GB variant.

Give me a budget for the whole build and I will put something together for you.

The last thing I would like to know about is dual graphics cards, I'm pretty sure that mobo is SLI (hope I'm referring to it correctly) and can accept two cards if I wanted to. I read somewhere that two mid-lowerish end graphics cards would be way better than the one I currently have picked outClick to expand...

It all depends on what two cards you have in mind. Generally, SLI setups are not preferred over 1 single higher-end GPU. A couple reasons would be noise,heat, and performance. Some games are not optimized to scale properly with SLI setups as well.

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I just spent about $1000 building my computer. It started out great. But then i notice if it goes to sleep it won't wake up. And slowly it started taking longer for the screen to pop up after i power it on. The power button light is on, and the ram and graphics cards are lit up, and the keyboard lights up in the beginning but goes out while everything else stays on and the screen still isnt on. Please help i know little to nothing about fixing computer problems.

A:Problems with Self Built Computer

I'm not the forum expert on build issues, but you do need to describe your hardware in detail, all of it, brand name and model numbers plus the operating system so that someone can help.

Good luck.

Johnny b

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