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

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

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

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

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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

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

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i feel im ready ...... no desperate to upgrade to a much higher spec pc than the one i already own ....currently got a celeron cpu ,radeon 9600 graph card , 40 gig hdd, and 768 mb of ram ...now what i have does a surprisingly good job of running bfv , runns hl2 well enough . and doom 3 with a little bit of glitch but livable ......however downloaded the demo of bf2 and all i can say is i want to run bf2 the way its meant to be (cost alowing )... so time to get a new comp ..from scratch ....ive thinking along the lines of an athlon64 4000+ sock 939 cpu or the dual core 3800 (not much diff in price ) not sure which would be best or why .......going for 2 gig of ram ....but so many diferent types of ram not sure whats best here also ... but have been looking at the ddr400 mghtz....probs go for an sli enabled mobo but just have the one card in to start to help keep costs down .. thinking of a nvidia 6800gt... price has dropped quite a bit ive noticed ....and another thing im unsure of is the pci express vs agp .....whats it about ... is it worth paying more money for ........i really want to run bf2 on high setting ... and cant get the game out of my head since playing it at a mates place ......the game playing experience was awesome even though he was only running it on med settings i think .....your opinions will be much valued ... espesh from bf2 enthusiasts ....as you will get where i am coming from here ...
 

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





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

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

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

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

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

from an older laptop with following specs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:High spec comp, low spec performance

Hello DonatoXIII

Run The Windows? Experience Index

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

Also go to the NVIDIA site and look for updated drivers

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hello everyone, this is my first post so please help!

i just bought a new computer, it was green so i had to install windows, mother board drivers etc, my games worked fine on my old machine but i thought it was time to get a new one and my old pc kept blue screening and it was just high time i bought a new one.

This is my problem, i took my old graphics card (its a radeon ati 5450 hd) and installed it in my new pc, i installed the drivers for it and windows said its working fine, however everytime i play a game on my new pc its unbelievably laggy, i disabled the on board graphics and did everything your meant to do as far as that goes, but nothing seems to work, ive made sure direct x11 etc it seems to have the same lag whether high settings or low settings on a game, what would you think it is? any ideas?

please help i feel ive wasted my money
 

A:bought new and higher spec desktop, installed new graphics card but now games lag

Specs of the old PC and new PC? OS?
 

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

A:Server spec v. hi spec workstation

Hi

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

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

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

regards
 

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Hi

I'm currently choosing my new laptop, and I have a few questions :

1 - I won't be using it for games, however I will be editing photos and viewing DVDs and downloaded videos. Do I need a dedicated graphics card for these, or would an integrated one be fine ?

2 - Assuming the laptop is shipped with Vista, and bearing in mind the usage outlined above, would a memory of 1GB be sufficient, or is 2GB recommended ?

3 - I'll be getting an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Would I notice much difference between, say, a T5450 at 1.66GHz and a T7300 at 2.0GHz ? As I mentioned, I won't be using it for games.

I'm not limited by price, but I do want to make sure I don't over-spec the laptop and pay for stuff I don't need.

Many thanks.
 

A:Help With Laptop Spec

JimboJones said:

Hi

I'm currently choosing my new laptop, and I have a few questions :

1 - I won't be using it for games, however I will be editing photos and viewing DVDs and downloaded videos. Do I need a dedicated graphics card for these, or would an integrated one be fine ? YES, it's better by far.

2 - Assuming the laptop is shipped with Vista, and bearing in mind the usage outlined above, would a memory of 1GB be sufficient, or is 2GB recommended ? 2GB for sure

3 - I'll be getting an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Would I notice much difference between, say, a T5450 at 1.66GHz and a T7300 at 2.0GHz ? As I mentioned, I won't be using it for games. Not dramatic

I'm not limited by price, but I do want to make sure I don't over-spec the laptop and pay for stuff I don't need. Smart but remember, things change and you never know what demands new applications will make on your system. Also you may change your habits too requiring more storage or a faster processor.

Many thanks.Click to expand...
 

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

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

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

A:Which spec laptop is best??

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

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

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Spec #1:

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

Spec #2:

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

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

spec 2 would be my choice, gogo, goodluck.
 

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Looking for a Dell laptop but the online shop and phone sales are both impenetrable. What I'm after is:
15" MATTE screen @ eg 1920x1080
i5 7th gen CPU
256GB SSD
Ideally a supplementary graphics card (though maybe an Intel 620 would do - it's for video creation for web projects so needs decent video performance but not excessively so).
Weight/thickness unimportant. Mid-price budget
Can anyone point me towards a suitable machine, if one exists please. The Matte screen is the number one priority.

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Hello,
I have a compaq v6205 laptop with vista on it, and I want to upgrade the amount of ram in my laptop. The problem I am having is that I can't find how much max ram it can hold.
I know that if you go into help and support and choose system information it is supposed to give you all that, but my computer won't tell me anything, it is all blanks where the information is supposed to be.
All I need to know is whether it can accept a max of two 1 gig ram sticks, or two 2 gig ram sticks.
Thank you whoever can find me an answer
 

A:Laptop spec question

Make sure your part number is followed by the NR, and look at this: http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Presario V6205NR

Looks like 2GB (2 x 1GB) is the max.
 

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This is kinda odd question maybe, but for my sisters birthday the family are clubbing together to buy her a laptop. One of her fave games is Sims 2 and she will need to be able to play it on that. I only know about desktops, I have never used a laptop. Any idea what sort of spec laptop can play the Sims 2 comfortably ? Bare in mind the monitor size will only be anout 15.1 inches (17" at most).

Given that we are on a bit of a budget, would a 256mb laptop be okay ? I know where I can get one for about £180. It has a 1.6mhz celeron I think, I am unsure of the graphics, it is approx 2 years old with Windows XP.

Many thanks for any advice.
 

A:Sims 2 - What spec for laptop ?

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https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ROG-Zephyrus-S-GX531/Tech-Specs/

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 GS Version
- i7-8750H
- GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR5
- Up to 8GB RAM
- M.2 NVMe PCIe x2 512GB SSD
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 GM Version
- i7-8750H
- GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
- Up to 8GB RAM
- M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 1TB SSD

So I want to buy this laptop, first I thought that I want to buy the GS (GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB) one, and then I saw that the storage device is different between GS and GM (GTX 1060 6GB) version.

The only difference between the two is its Graphic Card and Storage Device.
Reference:

1. GTX 1070 Max-Q vs GTX 1060 (Laptop)
https://www.notebookcheck.net/GeFor...Force-GTX-1060-Laptop_8008_7362.247598.0.html

2. M.2 NVMe PCIe x2 vs M.2 NVME PCIe x4
- M.2 NVMe PCIe x2 speed up to 1050 MB/s
- M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 speed up to 2100 MB/s


I wanted to know, from your personal preferences, which one is more better (On the same price)? And why?

Thank you
 

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I am looking to buy a new Dell 6400 (E1505) or 9400 (E1705) but would like some advice on a few things.

Basically I want my laptop for internet, music, photo & video editing, multitasking & no gaming & running Home Vista Premium.

I will definitely be going for 2MB ram and was thinking of 120 GB hard drive - is this a good size and is it worth paying extra for the 160 GB hard drive?

Also, I need to decide between the 15.4 inch widescreen 1280 x 800 or the 17" 1440 x 900. I have heard that text/fonts are very small on the larger screen - can anyone advise? Also, is it worth going for the "Truelife" screen considering i will use the laptop for video/photo editing? This is a glossy screen compared to the normal matt screens.

Is it better to go for the 256mb graphics rather than 156mb?

Last but not least, does anyone know if you can purchase an extended warranty with Dell when the year's guarantee is up, or do you have to purchase it when you buy the laptop.

Many thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:New laptop spec questions

nikkiy21 said:



Basically I want my laptop for internet, music, photo & video editing, multitasking & no gaming & running Home Vista Premium.

I will definitely be going for 2MB ram and was thinking of 120 GB hard drive - is this a good size and is it worth paying extra for the 160 GB hard drive?Click to expand...

Well I would consider it if you are going to do some major video editing. Pictures, and music take up a decent amount of storage, but video will bog you down fast.




nikkiy21 said:



Also, I need to decide between the 15.4 inch widescreen 1280 x 800 or the 17" 1440 x 900. I have heard that text/fonts are very small on the larger screen - can anyone advise? Also, is it worth going for the "Truelife" screen considering i will use the laptop for video/photo editing? This is a glossy screen compared to the normal matt screens.Click to expand...

Well this is more of a personal choice. Yes the text and other things will be smaller with a higher resolution, but if you are going to be using this for movies and the like, a bigger screen will be nicer. However, consider that a bigger screen sucks more power.




nikkiy21 said:



Is it better to go for the 256mb graphics rather than 156mb?Click to expand...

Again it is up to how much you are willing to spend. Because you are running Vista, I strongly recommend it.




nikkiy21 said:



Last but not least, does ... Read more

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What should i look for in a laptop specifically for Vista to run smooth.

The HP i was looking at makes me question if its good for me or not. I need this laptop to be the opposite of my XP laptop i have for home/storage use. I need this one to be light, quick, able to run multiple programs, and have a decent battery life. I have my mind set on an hp like this one...


http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s..._name=tx1000z_series&a1=Display&v1=12.1"

or this one:

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...play&v1=14.1"&series_name=dv2500t_series


Thanks,

Hunter
 

A:Laptop spec. for Vista

I've a few R1F's by Asus in the last few weeks and personally love em. They come with the T7200 and matching gigabyte DDR2 modules with a fairly decent vid card for under $2000.

More information here:
http://datacomputer.net/component/o...ypage,/category_id,4/product_id,21/Itemid,28/
 

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Hi I have a mecer laptop, Windows 7 64bit, an I7-3630QM cpu, 24GB DDR-3, 1Tb solid state hard drive, with plenty of space. Nvidia geforce GTX 660 2GB GPU.

I can play games like FarCry 4, GTA V, although not with full graphics but decent settings. Now today I installed Dragon Ball Xenoverse and even on the lowest settings my laptop just turns off with out any warning. it also done the same yesterday with StarCraft 2. also a new download.

I had this problem before with Thief and then it affected other games as well. I took it to the shop then they blamed the drivers, and the problem was fixed. Today I removed the drivers and re-installed them today but the problem is as persistent as my will to play this game.

if any one can please help. And its not overheating of any hardware, my laptop is as cool as the flip side of the pillow.

A:Laptop keeps turning off during low spec games.

Try adjusting individual game settings in NVidia Control Panel - Manage 3D Settings.

Power management mode: Prefer Max performance etc.

Sorry can't be specific, you have to experiment.

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Hi, I'm new here, and I have a quick question regarding my laptop. I have been wanting to upgrade to a gaming PC for a while now but I don't have the money, so can someone tell me if my current laptop has good parts, and what games I am able to run?
 

A:Laptop gaming spec question

Is the Intel graphics card the only one in the notebook? Some have a discrete and an integrated and use switching technologies to save power. You will run into a wall trying to play just about anything modern on that integrated chip.

What games were you interested in?
 

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I am intending to purchase a laptop and want to use it abroad (From UK) predominantly for streaming video on a WIFI network. (In my hotel in Kazakhstan). Is there any partcular type of technology I should be looking for for fast streaming as such?

Craig
 

A:Spec requirements for a laptop on Wi Fi streaming video

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http://www.thedostore.com/lenovo-ideapad-500-intel-i7-laptop.htmlLenovo Ideapad 500 Intel i7 Laptop 80NT00PAIN SpecificationsKindly help with following querty for Indian model:OPTICAL DISC DRIVE 9.0MM Super Multi (Tray In)I intend to replace this with SSD caddy. However it seems all caddies in market for maximum laptop models cater to 9.5 mm.Could you please confirm if an SSD caddy meant for 9.5 mm optical drive could be used to replace the optical drive in this laptop having OPTICAL DISC DRIVE 9.0MM Super Multi (Tray In).ADP On Hard BundledCould you please confirm that the above step of replacing optical drive if possible with caddy and ssd will NOT void any warranty?BATTERY 4Cell 41WH Up to 4 hours Ac Adaptor : Black 65W 3-PinAny options for better battery as this is embedded battery and therefore non detachable.Kindly answer my queries as calling supposedly tech experts on Indian Tech Support helpline number has been a waste of time. They have no clue.

A:Lenovo Ideapad 500 Intel i7 Laptop 80NT00PAIN Spec...

plz tell if i can upgrade this model ram from 8 gb to 16 gb.

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

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

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

Cpu - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ CPu

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

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

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

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

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

A:new pc spec help.

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

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

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HI Friends ,

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

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

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

Thanks
Captain

A:New PC Spec

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

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Q: Pc Spec

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

A:Pc Spec

Hi Weevum, welcome to TSF !

If you right click on My Computer

Select Properties

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

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

I use SIW? by Gabriel Topala

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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(1 x 4 GB)
Memory slots
2 DIMM
Memory, maximum
Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3
Drives
Hard disk drive partition
Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery
Hard drive description
500 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical drive
SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support
Display Specifications
Display
39.6 cm (15.6") HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Display size (diagonal)
39.6 cm (15.6")
Graphic Subsystem
Graphics
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A:HELP. Which Spec?

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

min2max said:


Hi guys,

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

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

Supported Operating Systems
Operating system
Windows 8 64 Yes!
Processor
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3230M I Really like this CPU!
Processor speed
2.6 GHz
Processor cache
3 MB L3 cache
Chipset
Intel® HM76 Express Yes!
Appearance
Product color
Sparkling black
Memory
Memory, standard
4 GB DDR3
Memory layout
(1 x 4 GB)
Memory slots
2 DIMM
Memory, maximum
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Q: spec's

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

A:spec's

Why not use something like Belarc Advisor or HWinfo.

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

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

2GB memory

500GB hard drive

DVD writer

NVIDIA 9500GT 512Mb graphics

Midi ATX case
 

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

A:CPU Spec's

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

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

?1453.13p including VAT and post

Thanks for any feed back.

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

My tower with the problem is-

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

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

Processor Speed 2 x 2.0GHz

Memory 1GB DDR2 667MHz Single Channel Memory

Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive

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

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

Sound 5.1 Channel AC97 Audio

Motherboard NVIDIA 6100S AMD AM2 PCI Express Chipset

Case ATX Midi Tower Case

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

Memory Slots 4 x DDR2 Slots

Memory Capacity 4GB

Keyboard & Mouse Novatech Keyboard & Optical Mouse

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

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

Serial Port 1 x Serial Port

Parallel Port 1 x Parallel Port

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

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A:Is this spec ok please??

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

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

?1453.13p including VAT and post

Thanks for any feed back.

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Hi

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

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

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

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

cheers
Spike
 

A:PC Spec for GTA 5

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

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

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

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

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

introduced 08 - legacy end of life

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

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

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

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

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

thanks

LeeW87
 

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

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

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

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

Is my 2600+ a bottleneck ?

Please advise

Stuck
 

A:Spec For Following....

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

Spec 1

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

Spec 2

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

A:New PC Spec Help

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

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i know this sounds stupid but, i need specs for an Asus CUW-AM/MEW-AM motherboard. I bought this system off of my cuzin and he didnt have the mobo specs..."ive tried looking on google and asus.... no luck "
 

A:MotherBoard Spec help...

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

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

Thanks

A:Help with ram and spec review, thanks

Bump.

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Hello, For months I have been sitting on the fence waiting to see some reviews of the beast with top specs... but nothing!I want the Xeon, P5200, 4K, 128GB, 2x2TB SSD + 2TB HDD Does this machine work? Have they solved the thermal throttling issues of the P71? Thanks,Matt

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

Crucial Memory Advisor says it's this RAM:



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

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

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

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

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

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A:Need a RAM spec'ing expert

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

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

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Hi All,

Im wanting to move on to vista 64,but im not sure if my pc is upto spec!

Specifications of my pc:-

abit- kn9 sli M/B AM2 Socket
A.M.D 4200+ x2 Dual core Processor
1 ghz O.C.Z DDR2 800mhz
Radeon x1800xt 512Mb Graphics Card
160 Sata Diamond Max HDD
550watt psu

Please could someone tell me if i will be ok on this setup.

Also will my card run on direct x 10,or will any card run it aslong has they have vista?

Also will there be alot of diffrence with the graphics and speed with it all been 64bit?(if that makes sense?)

Many Thanks Rossi
 

A:Spec for Vista 64

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Please i want to buy a new system and i want to use linux on it can someone give me the best p.c specs for using linux o.s
 

A:Best PC spec for Linux

hey

Since windows is a dominant in user aspect , what are you going to do with linux ?

How about installing vwware and spend money on something good ;P

Otherwise anything cheap that have a compatible network adapter and touchpad will do ;P
 

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Is there a site that can tell you the specs of a motherboard?

See I have a Compaq Presario 5695 that was bought for me. I just ripped the guts out at place them in a new case. The PC maybe old but runs very very well. I know everything that the PC has because I installed them myself. The only thing that is still OEM is the Mobo and the processor.
 

A:Motherboard Spec?

Seems the Compaq site doesn't list the hardware for this system. Pretty much every motherboard used by a big brand system is specifically designed for them but it may have a close sibling produced by the actual motherboard manufacturer.

You can use something like Everest, http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3, to get fairly detailed system information or at least use some of the info to track down a similar motherbaord to get the specs.
 

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People really need to know about the Edit System Spec in the User CP instead off posting there system specs ever new post they come across, Is you know your spec's putt it in instead off posting it all the time.

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

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

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

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Hi,I recently brought the p1 but I didn't google enough to realize the loud fan and coil whining issue.   I am thinking to switch to p52 and I wonder if someone can give me some suggestion(ie. what spec to stay away...).   Below are the spec I am looking at: * 64GB RAM ( I often run multiple vmware guest images)* FHD screen (try to reduce weight by not taking 4k screen)* 1 T HD * XEON cpu (core 7i seem to be the cause of generating coil whining and maybe overheat issue?)  The rest are default setup.    

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










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A:Motherboard Spec

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

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I would Like the specs for the Asus CUW-AM/MEW-AM please post in reply no sites please THANK YOU
 

A:Need MotherBoard Spec's

No wonder I couldn't find them. The MEW-AM is an old Celeron board:

Socket 370 for Celeron TM Processor
Socket 370 for Intel® PPGA CeleronTM 300~500+MHz with Built-in 0/128KB O.D. (On-Die).
Full Speed SRAM for L2 Cache
Plastic Pin Grid Array (PPGA) Packaged
External Frequency Adjustable
Intel® 810 Chipset Supports 100MHz
MEW-AM Adapts the Newest Chipset ( GMCH*+ ICH*) of Intel® 810 Family
Graphics and Memory Controller Hub* + I/O Controller Hub*
Supports 32-bit 100MHz Host Bus, 64-bit 100MHz System Memory Bus, 32-bit 33MHz Hub
Interface & FWH Bus
Built-in 3D Graphics with 4MB Optional Display Cache
Supports Dynamic Display Memory (DDM) Technology
Supports 6 PCI req/gnt Pair, UltraDMA/66, AC ' 97, Low Pin Count
2 x DIMMs for PC100 Memory
2 x 168-Pin DIMM Sockets Support 8MB to 512MB 3.3V PC100 SDRAM
ACPI Suspend-to-RAM Power Plane Ready
Intel® 3D Graphics & ASUS® Fine-tuned Driver
Intel® GMCH Built-in Graphics Supports up to 1280x 1024x 24bits 85Hz with 4MB Display Cache for around 20% Enhancement of 3D Performance
ASUS® Fine-tuned Linear Device Provides for around 12% Increase of 2D Performance Than Intel® Default Non-Linear Driver
Crystal® PCI Audio Controller with AC ' 97 CODEC
Crystal® Audio Controller with Onboard CODEC Comply to AC ' 97 Specification
Supports 3D Surround & Positioning, with Full & Half Duplex
AC ' 97 & PC ' 98 Compliance (and compliance with preliminary PC ' 99 Requir... Read more

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