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Q: Buying new pc

I am looking at a laptop for sale called a HP probook 6460b and i wanted to know if it would be able to game. By game i mean light games not graphic intense games or anything. These are the only specs listed. Do you think i could buy this laptop for light gaming without alot of lag?

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A: Buying new pc

Instead of starting a new thread, you need to continue on with the other thread you started here:

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-pc-help.1216467/#post-9539485

I've requested this thread be closed.

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Guys, maybe someone's got an idea, if I'm making the right decision here. I'm about to purchase a used, but refurbished Dell Latitude E6540 from 2014 for roundabout 700 Euros. For that kind of money I could easily afford a brand new budget laptop. Thing is, the Dell is quite a powerhouse, a dated one, but still, it's packed with OK specs (I think, or more precisely, guess - I'm not really that much of a tech freak)

It comes with:
Win10
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (4x 2,7 Ghz)
16 GB RAM
15,6'' FHD Display
512 GB SSD
1. Intel HD Graphics 4400; 2. AMD Radeon 8790MQ (2GB GDDR5)
and a 24 months assurance

I use my laptop mostly for editing and rendering (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and such), slight gaming and research stuff.
Would be great if anyone could help me out with a little hint.

I hope this is the right kind of platform for this sort of questions.
 

A:Buying a used laptop vs buying a new one

Compared with new, one of the biggest problems I've seen with refurbished laptops is a lousy battery. Another is weight. If you can live with that though, the above looks like it could be a decent buy.
 

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Hello, My OEM Norton was about to expire so I purchased NIS 2007. The install went fine, but within hours I was crippled with "Powered by ZEDO", "Rockstar Games" and other Web Buying pop-ups. I hope this will be an easy problem for one of you to spot.

I tried the google toolbar and set IE pop-up filter to HIGH and still got them.

I didn't find the core.sys or core.cache.dsk files, mentioned in several other web sites, anywhere in my system.

I ran a free online scan (kaspersky) and deleted the following files without effect.
C:\\Windows\tk58.exe
C:\\Windows\system32\lsfvova.dll
C:\\Windows\system32\B1\wr73.exe and some similar empty folders
C:\\Windows\retadpu1000106.exe
C:\\Windows\DownloadedProgramsFiles\popcaploader.dll

STEP1: I did not find any of the malware programs listed.

STEP2: Panda ActiveScan disinfected 5 viruses (posted below) and I will soon delete my daugther's cookies when she scribes her various login names

STEP3: Spyware Blaster and IE-spayed both installed fine.

STEP4: No critical updates were identified for my Win XP sp2.

STEP5: DSS load and ran fine, posted below, extra.txt attached.

Thanks for looking, I really appreciate the help. -Ernie.



Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Run by ERNIE on 2007-07-14 at 20:41:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Hello and welcome to TSF

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Well i had this computer for about 3-4 years... somewhere around there where 256 MB of Ram is what i currently have for this desktop. Pretty crappy compare to today's technology which im still amazed at how quickly it grew. Anyways i was hoping to buy some more RAM and install it myself but i don't know how and what the average price cost is. Looking for 1-2 GB of RAM hopefully 2 GB.
 

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Hi guys, I'm buying a new rig and i need to ask some questions.

1. Is the power supply compatible with the case.
2. Is the power supply good and does it have enough power.
3. Is the case big enough.
5. What graphics card should I get. Im thinking of the GTX 275.
6. Should i get a SLI compatible motherboard. What type do you recommend.
7. Should i get the DDR3 compatible motherboard. ie the Gigabyte EP45T edition.
8. I have looked at the latest edition of PC power play. What monitor should i get. I thinking of the 22" samsung.
9. WD or Seagate?
10. What do you think? Are there any issues?

My budget is $1500 USD

Here is what i'm thinking...

Case - Coolermaster RC-690 Mid Tower
RAM - G.Skill-PI 4GB Kit (2x2G) DDR2 1066
Hard Drive - 500Gb 16Mb SATA II Seagate
Optical Drive - Pioneer 216 Dual Layer 20x DVD+-RW Black SATA
Graphics Card - Palit GTX 275 896MB
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66Ghz Quad Core
Monitor - 23? 5ms DVI Acer X233H Full HD HDCP
Operating System - Windows Vista 64 Home Premium
Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts 750W
Motherboard - Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
Headset - Plantronics .Audio 750

Please help me!
 

A:Buying a new rig

9. WD or Seagate?Click to expand...

Whichever is cheaper. Matter of opinion, but I would go with WD.



CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66Ghz Quad Core
Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts 750W
Motherboard - Gigabyte EP45 UD3PClick to expand...

I would reconsider those three only, the others look good I think.
For gaming, I don't think the expensive Q9400 is the best choice. For an intel platform, I would use an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail and a P45 (SLI or CF only if you think you will later on). I would lean towards an AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail 0 and a 790V/G/X/FX/GX/GFX AM3 board, so DDR3 RAM also.
The powersupply just seems like too much for a GTX 275, again this is slightly dependant on SLI/CF later on. CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail is a good choice, it is on sale right now for $5 less than the 550w.
 

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hi guys and girls hope all is well this is my situation i have a asus m3n ht motherboard a gigabyte gtx 280 a phenom 2 940 running at 3.7 stable on air kept nice and cool in a antec 902 case but i have heard my ram is rubbish the brand is elixer and i have 4 1gb sticks what i would like to know is is it rubbish ram and if so what kind of ram am i looking for to go in this board and in what config ie 2x 2gb sticks or 4x1gb sticks and and also what difference would i see in games if i was to make this upgrade. i am running on vista 32bit thankyou for your time
 

A:Need help buying new RAM

Your memory specs:
4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 1066/800/667/533 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Go with Corsair or Crucial memory. Max memory is 8GB or 4 2GB sticks
 

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Hello ppl

I really need help deciding on how much and which ram to buy. My setting right now is :
Asus P5B
C2D E6400
ATI x1900 XTX
2GB RAM PC2 - 5300 - OCZ Value - which are kinda cheap

Anyways i wan to buy another 2GB, the thing is i read somewhere that Win xp 32 bit wont recognize more the 3gb, Is that true?

Also my memory right now is sort of slow, it runs at 333MHz. So i want to buy something faster im just really a n00b when it comes down to RAM so if anyone can kinda point me in the right direction that would be great. I dont even know what memory will work on my MOBO, i know it need DDR2 and will accept up to 8 GB but nothig more than that.

So can any one help me out here? And maybe let me know what would be a good RAM to buy because there is just so many!

Thanks
 

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I am about to upgrade to a new GFX card and PSU next month due to experiencing temperature and power related issues with my existing GFX card(ASUS EN9600GT 512Mb DDR3) and PSU(Trust 570W Pro Duel Fan PSU). My budget for both PSU and GFX card is £250-£300. I use my PC mainly for gaming and have a duel monitor setup. Can anyone recomend a sutable GFX Card and PSU in or around my price range please? My specs E8500, P5N32E-SLI, 4Gb DDR2.
 

A:Buying New GFX and PSU

Something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337

Frankly, you're not going to get much better for that budget. 9600gt is in that range of cards. I personally wouldnt even go with the 4850.
 

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First let me say sorry for a kind of double post, I had a post asking for any good deals on external hard drives but then it turned into a post about that and cpu but i think that thread has pretty much died!

Below is the specs of my motherboard, can any body reccommend a good, cheap cpu that is better then the one i am using at the moment? I do not mind if the cpu is used as long as working so ebay is a good place but having never bought a cpu before i do not know what i need to search for or which cpu is better then others.

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 10/15/2002-i845GE-W83627-6A69VPAQC-00
Motherboard Name Epox EP-4GEA(+)

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 101 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 404 MHz
Bandwidth 3230 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 135 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 269 MHz
Bandwidth 2154 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 269 MHz
Bandwidth 269 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 3 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset i845GE

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name EPoX Computer Company
Product Information http://web.epox.com/html/products.asp?lang=1
BIOS Download http://web.epox.com/html/support.asp?lang=1

My current CPU
CPU Properties
CPU Type Intel Celeron 4A, 2019 MHz (... Read more

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Hi,
I am thinking of buying a new computer but i live on the island of jersey, so choice locally is limited so i am going to purchase online...

I have features and specifications which i require from my computer but as you can imagine finding a PC with all of these is near impossible....so does anybody know a site where i can enter certain criteria and it will find suitable or ideal matches for my needs ??

Post links or advice here !

thanks alot everyone !!

Peter
 

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My brother-in-law is in the market for a new p.c.
He went to Besy Buy to shop around - found a comp he likes. The sales guy told him that he needs a surge protector with a backup battery that will run the p.c. for 30 minutes in the event of a power failure.

He also said that with new computers a regular surge protector is not enough. He said the warranty will be void if he does not buy the battery backup surge protector. He said all new 2.* processor computers need this feature.

Is this true? I have never heard of such a thing. I am curious if the sales man is handing my Bro-in-law a line of crap.

Sorry if this is the wrong area to ask this type of question, but it seemed appropriate to me.

Thanks for the info.
 

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Hi.

I'm thinking about buying a 2nd HDD for my computer that one I have can't take it anymore. I’m not sure which one to get I was thinking about getting this one from Fry's http://shop3.outpost.com/product/5080555 but it says Serial ATA/300. Do I need to get one that says Serial ATA/150? If that is the case what else do I need to look for when buying a HDD.

Motherboard description:
Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS P5LP-LE
HP/Compaq name: Limestone-GL8E

Serial ATA;
4 SATA connectors
Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...cc=us&product=470506&dlc=en&docname=c00379422
 

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im pretty sure this gets posted alot but i manged to get webbuying adware and other adware that i believe is coming from webbuying.i had it before but i somehow fixed it with combofix,dont rember what i did though
 

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Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I have had pop ups that open up in a new IE tab whenever I go onto IE. Can you tell me why i have this and how to get rid of it?

I did a DSS scan and here are results

Main.txt
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by USER on 2008-01-12 09:08:30
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
36: 2008-01-12 16:08:52 UTC - RP363 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
35: 2008-01-10 23:35:56 UTC - RP362 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
34: 2008-01-10 23:12:12 UTC - RP361 - Removed MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
33: 2008-01-10 23:10:37 UTC - RP360 - Removed Roxio RecordNow Data
32: 2008-01-10 23:10:06 UTC - RP359 - Removed Roxio RecordNow Copy


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-07 00:38:42 UTC - RP328 - Removed iTunes


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 503 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-01-12 09:11:49
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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Anyone help please?!

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I'm about to buy some more RAM to max out my Dell Precision 5500. At the moment I have 48GB loaded and I'm going all the way to 72GB which is what this model tops out at. I think I've identified the right kind of RAM to seal the deal but I just need a final nod from someone who knows better.

The RAM kit I've identified is Kingston Model# KTH-PL313K3/24G. A set of 3x8GB DDR3 Triple channel chips with ECC. My doubt arises from the fact that this RAM seems to be used mostly on servers and not workstations like mine.

Here's a link to the system report I generated using CPU-Z

Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions.
 

A:Need a pro to tell me if I'm buying the right RAM

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Hi. First of all I have no idea if im allowed to post this and am almost certain this is the wrong forum. I am no way a PC geek but I understand the basics of computing (i.e. RAM and hard drive) I am purchasing a new PC and heard dell where quite good so I found this

PROCESSOR Intel® Pentium® D 805 Dual Core Processor (2.66GHz, 533MHz fsb, 2x1MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition (Does not include Operating System Re-installation CD) edit
SUPPORT SERVICES Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only edit
MEMORY 1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory edit
HARD DRIVE 160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst? cache edit
OPTICAL DRIVE(S) 16X DVD+/-RW Drive edit
GRAPHICS CARD 256MB nVidia GeForce 7300 Turbocache graphics card edit
MONITOR Dell? 19" Value Flat Panel (E196FP) edit
Accessories
SOUND CARDS Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability edit
SPEAKERS No Speakers edit
KEYBOARD Dell? Black Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Ire (QWERTY) edit
MOUSE Dell USB 2 Button Wheel Mouse - Black edit
FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES No Floppy Drive edit
MODEMS No Modem edit

SECURITY SOFTWARE No Security/Anti-Virus Protection edit
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works 8 - English edit


PRICE: £450 (No idea what in dollars)


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A:Help! Buying a PC and really need help

Since it sounds like you may not be comfortable building your own, this Dell may not be to bad of an idea. I'm not a huge fan of pre-built computers (like Dell, HP, etc...) myself and mostly build my own.
2 things I would change in the setup you posted. The first would be the Geforce 7300. This relies on something called 'Turbo Cache' which is a fancy way of saying that is uses some of your ram as its own, much like an itegrated motherboard vid card does. If the site lists other options, post them here and we can help you choose. The second thing I would change is the system ram. Get 2Gb if you can. Both of theses things I mentioned will allows games to be played much, much better.
 

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Hello,

Am currently in process to purchase a new Pc , what do you think guys about those two spec.

1#
Intel Core2Duo 3.0Mhz
GigaByte MotherBoard
Ram 4GB DDR2 (2*2)
Westen Digital 250GB Harddisk
GeForce 9600GT 1GB

2#
AMD Phenom ii 940 30Mhz
GigaByte MotherBoard
Ram 4GB DDR2(2*2)
Westen Digital 250GB Harddisk
Ati HD4850 1GB

Regards,,,
 

A:Regarding buying new PC

Quite different machines... what are the differences in price... I like a lot of AMD processors, but no tthe Phenom II... so I would prefer the Core 2 Duo... If the prices are similar, #1 is a better deal... GigaByte motherboards are more trouble free than ASUS and others...

Are you building it, or buying a commercial machine or one already built...

The case and the power supply are at least as important as what you have posted... Some cases do not offer enough room for the CPU cooler... or for upgrades later...

Do not cheat yourself by getting a low priced case..
 

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Hello, i am planning to upgrade my RAM as follows:

I currently have 2gb ram, a ddr2 stick.
I want a 4gb one but using a dual channel.
The problem is i don't know if my motherboard supports DDR3 memory, i hear DDR3 is less power hungry and more efficient. Is there a way to find if its compatible with my motherboard?
Else ill just get two identical DDR2 2gb ram sticks.
Thanks

A:I need help on buying RAM.

not to advertise but you could try Crucial

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Hey im trying to figure out which pc to buy, specifically for gaming. I basically want the best pc on the market and the price doesnt matter, also whats the best monitor for gaming and does it come with any high end pcs , thank you.
 

A:Hello need some help buying a pc.

CPU : Athlon64-FX 55 (if not in stock, Athlon64 4000+)
Motherboard : MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
Ram : Crucial Ballistix PC3200 x2
Hard drive : Western Digital 74GB Raptor 10000RPM (you can get 2 if 74GB isn't enough)
Video card : BFG 6800GT / Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 XT PE
Case : Lian-Li PC-V2100B
PSU : Antec 480 watt Neo Power
Sound card : Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Gamer

I think that should just about cover everything.
 

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I posted this in the general area, but realized its more of a hardware question. Here it is:

Ok, for those of you from our last discusssion, I've decided to go the Dell route. I get a discount through U of T, so that's an added bonus. Here is the system I've come up with:

Dimension 2400 Series P4: Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.40GHz with 533MHz front side bus BP245A [221-3129]
Memory: 128MB Shared DDR SDRAM at 333MHz 128M3 [311-2074]
Keyboard: Dell™ Quietkey® Keyboard QK [310-1582]
Monitor: 17 in (16.0 in v.i.s., .27dp) E773 Monitor E773 [320-4600]
Video Card: Integrated Intel® 3D Extreme Graphics IV [430-3900]
Hard Drive: 40GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive 40 [340-9481]
Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices: 3.5 in Floppy Drive FD [340-9334]
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition¹² WHXP [420-1921][313-7222][412-0409]
Mouse: Dell Optical USB Mouse OM [310-4037]
Network Interface: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet IN [430-0441]
Modem: 56K PCI Data/Fax Modem DFAX [313-1313]
CD or DVD Drive: 48x Max CD ROM Drive CD48 [313-1476]
Sound Card: Integrated Audio IS [313-0847]
Speakers: Altec Lansing® ADA215 Speakers ADA215 [313-1874]
Bundled Software: WordPerfect® Productivity Pack with Quicken New User Edition CCOREL [412-0397][412-0396][412-0174][412-0245][412-0395]
Security Software: Dell Security Center by McAfee, 90 Day introductory offer (412-0326) MCAFE90 [412-0326]
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yeah, i have one of those "bundled copies" that won't pass the authentication test. grrrrrrrrr. and microsoft is offering to do me the favor of upgrading for a measly $168. HA! you would think, did they REALLY want all of us to have authentic copies, they'd make a decent offer on the upgrade...not like they're going broke anytime soon. it really galls me to have to pay for something i've already paid for.anyway. i've been shopping the 'net, trying to find a decent price. would someone mind taking a quick look at this:http://www.ivorcom.com/shopping/third_leve...;category_id=77and telling me what "promo" means? i realize it stands for promotional...does this mean the copy will self-destruct after 30, 60, or 90 days??? the price seems awfully good...but i'm sure there's a reason for that. if it will do what i want it to...which is to validate my copy of xp (which, b/t/w, is 2002, and has the sp2 pkg), then i truly see no reason to pay anymore than i absolutely have to. this whole thing is just really, really p***ing me off! if i have to pay a bunch to make microsoft happy (which just does NOT seem to be my job!), then perhaps it's time to get a different browser. after all, since ms sure as hell isn't trying to keep me as a "satisfied customer"...why should i feel any loyalty to THEM??? let me know what you think!

A:Buying Xp

What does this mean....

****This software is a full version Windows XP Pro. It is not intended for commercial use; Home and student media****

You cannot use it at all? Its supposed to sit on a shelf and collect dust?

I have only ever seen copies this cheap when they are OEM versions. (I.E. HP, Dell, etc.)

Oh, by the way...when you say bundled copy, you mean OEM version? Did you reformat or what?

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Hi everyone

I hope i have posted this in the right place.

Ok well from the title we know what this is about.

I am going to buy a new computer at Easter time and that is just the case an all of its components as i already have a monitor, printer etc. I have a budget of a grand, so i want to get something that will have some potential for the future as i am a poor student and cannot keep buying them.

My brother is an IT manager, his mate is a technical suport guy for a company and i have a mate who works at IBM, so i have had much advice from them that is all different. It is very confusing, so i was hoping for some more confusion here.

I use the PC for computer games and software such as Maya, so i am in a difficult situation where i need something that will work well as a workstation and can play top games. I have been told that AMD are better for games on the whole, but if you want something for both Intel is the better option. I do not know what to get out of a PCI-Express Ati or Nividia card over a workstation graphics card, as i don't know how they run games. My mate at IBM said that it is no point going for DDR2 as some good Kingston or Crosshair DDR ram are just as good and cheaper, but i wonder what would be better in the future. I was even told not to bother with 64 bit Processors as when the new windows does come out it still wont make much difference.

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A:Help on buying a new PC

Hey Matt and welcome to Techspot!

Ignore the rumors about 64-bit CPU. You can get AMD 64 (either socket 754 or 939) you will get best games out of it BUT Intel Pentium 4 2.8C ghz with HT (1mb L2 cache) perform better for multi-tasking and games too. (both socket 478 and 775). If you want a budget gaming pc for under a grand. My suggestion is get Intel Celeron 540. Use a stick or two of 512MB or more Dual-Channel PC3700. <still cheap but strong> CPU and ram should cost you close to between of $275 to $400.

Lucan
 

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Hi. My sister, who is even less computer savvy than I am, would like to purchase a new desktop or laptop. I tried to get her to switch to a Mac since I find them much easier to use, but she seems hesitant as they can be quite costly and she isn't familiar with them. All she really needs a computer for is internet, burning CDs, downloading music, word processing, and maybe some basic photo editing. She is looking to spend at the most $1,500 US. I am trying to find information on processors and locate a good computer that will last several years. Any suggestions? I have heard bad things about Dell computers, but not much else in regard to any other brand. I know nothing about processors anymore either.
If anyone has any suggestions that would be fantastic!

Thanks!

A:Buying a new PC

You may get as many different answers as there are readers of your post. Dell lovers/haters, Compaq lovers/haters. In my humble opionion, be sure it has a Pentium processor, preferably Pentium IV.

I also suggest either having one built or ordering one with what you need as "off the rack" computers may have too many things you don't/won't need. For example, I was five states away at a new account and the shipped computer crashed and I had to buy one that had so many options not needed and that conflicted with the proprietary software we use, it took two days to get operational. For instance, five different types of removable storage slots. Sheesh!

I'm sure you will get many suggestions.

Randall

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Hi Guys

I am about to buy Intel G4400, Asus H110M-E, and DDR4 8GB 2133.

My questions are:
1. Almost all recommend that 2x4GB are better than 1x8GB. As 1x8 is actually cheaper than 2x4 how much better performance is 2x4? Is it noticable in daily computing instead of in theory or benchmark?
2. Which is better : single rank or dual rank? I tried to google and found the technical explanation but cannot get definite answer. So if 2 model with exact spec with only difference is single & dual rank which to get? The single or the dual rank?

Thank you
 

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Here is my Hijackthis log. Hope someone can help me!! Thanks in Advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:17:47 AM, on 9/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.ex... Read more

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Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum stalagadadeevi My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of ... Read more

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I have been infected with the Web Buying spyware and have run every scan possible and it cannot be removed by any of them. Here is my HiJack This log. bLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:03:42 AM, on 7/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfx... Read more

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Hello bittyleigh,Clear the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) cache, do this:Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.Double-click the Java icon.
-The Java Control Panel appears.Click "Settings" under Temporary Internet Files.
-The Temporary Files Settings dialog box appears.Click "Delete Files".
-The Delete Temporary Files dialog box appears.
-There are three options on this window to clear the cache.Delete FilesView ApplicationsView AppletsClick "OK" on Delete Temporary Files window.
-Note: This deletes all the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the cache.Click "OK" on Temporary Files Settings window.Close the Java Control Panel.You can also view these instructions along with screenshots here.Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyPlease download OTMoveIt by Oldtimer and save it to your desktop.Using Add Or Remove Programs remove the following entries (if present): (To get into add Or Remove Programs press the START button > Control Panel > Add Or Remove Programs.)WebBuyingPlease re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.O2 - BHO: (no name) - {034dbfad-51e6-4f32-a2a8-bb03e6edbe57} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccyfhnv.dllO2 - BHO: 0 - {E13331B1-59AA-41CA-FB99-5BAE9BC39BB5} - C:\Program Files\MSN Gaming Zone\labun.dll (file missing)O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WebBuying] C:\Program Files\Web Buying\v1.7... Read more

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I wanted to buy a new cpu for my motherboard....

Can my Abit AN52S support Amd Athlon II cpu because I saw at the Daily Tech that AMD say that they AM3 CPU will be backward compatible with Socket AM2 motherboard....

Is this true and can I just try to put the Amd Athlon II and will it works??
 

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Sometimes true... but you may find a big anomaly between the X2 and X3. Weird things can happen. Go to the motherboard manufacturer's web site to see if both X3 and X2 are supported. Remember, you have chipset software to worry about as well.
 

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Hey im gonna buy a new computer and i dont know wich Amd Cpu is good for gaming and speed, i want to run aim, bfme, iexplorer , stuff like that and not excperience any lag or slowniess or anything. so um yes help please. and i also need help on which video card. thank you again
 

A:i need help with buying a cpu

Throw out a price range.
 

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It is time to get a new PC. My present one is coming on 5 years old and is not worth attempting any sort of upgrade. Still runs OK, Win98 but showing its age.

Thinking of getting the new one here.

http://www.cybercomputertech.com/cDesktopSystem.html

Looking to choose between the Affordable AMD or Affordable PIV (Intel) basic package as listed with my changes to upgrade / add to customize for my needs.
Want to stay under ~$600-700 for the system. Use my old monitor.

So something like:

300W Mid Tower

Motherboard ???? (What to choose here ????)

512 Ram (Upgrade)

30 GB Hard Drive (Which manufacturer is best ????)

32x12x40x12 CDRW/DVD Comb (Upgrade)

3.5 Floppy Drive

32 MD 3D Video (Should I consider any upgrade ????)

3D Sound Card

10/100 Network

56K Modem/Mouse/Keyboard/Speakers

Of the listed Motherboards which is best? I don't need blinding speed. Only do your typical surfing. Sometimes play some on line games, cards, etc. Thinking the first two choices under each category.

The 30 GB hard drive should be fine for me. I should have a choice between Western Digital, IBM, Maxtor, Seagate. Which should be preferred? Also thinking of adding another hard drive D using the same drive as C in a mobile rack and getting maybe up to 3 additional drives to swap out. 1 for backup, 1 for general storage and 1 as a spare for C. Plan on keeping this system for my typical 5 years. These racks are new, never used, not hot swappable, but that isn't all that important to ... Read more

A:Buying the new PC

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the problems with window's has forced me to study Steve Jobs & Bill Gates. I am positive that Bill Gates has became a member of the new world order. the bank's are still locked up for the poor starting new ventures, from the 08-09 meltdown & bailout of the poor, & bill Gates was at 1 time a part of these people. Now this pc is geting old & also need a laptop. I am still using a hard line for my internet connection. All windows upgrade is so the Elite can control us. well I can not afford internet anymore as I need it. A bank could make a low interest loan to let me go on with my life with a spiritual protection. RAYMOND CROMLEY will leave the internet world.

A:buying a new pcs

Hello @cherokeeray? Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. If you have some specific issue, this can probably be fixed - don't loose hope. Internet is great.Please provide details about the issue as well as your HP computer model >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to-Post-and-More/Advice-for-asking-the-quot-V...   Windows Update/upgrade is not mandatory - especially Windows 7 it can easily be stopped. You are not forced to update Windows / upgrade to Windows 10.If you are not happy with Windows OS - there are some alternatives like GNU/Linux - Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, etc...You need a new computer only if this one has stopped working, there are some specific issues or your PC is really too old so that it can't run modern OS/applications.

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Hi,

I consider buying Win 10 Home FPP(not upgrading from older Win) with licence for one computer.
If understand licencing correctly when remove I win10 from one computer(in case of retail lic.) I should be able to install it on another one.
1. Can this be done without calling to Microsoft and explaining them all the details?
2. How many times can this be done without getting into any troubles like expiring licence or calling MS?

In short I want to buy win10 and want to know how many times I can upgrade motherboard or buy a new computer without windows getting me any troubles.

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Does anyone have a good site, link etc for quality yet cheap RAM....i need a 15-20 pc100 128mb cards and i never realized how expensive old technology is still....what a rip off
 

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I am thinking about getting the 840 EVO for later use when the new computer I will be getting needs a clean iinstall. Sadly, my budget has decreased and I will not have enough money for buying neither a PC from a boutique builder or build it myself. I may just go with the XPS 8700 which is at the edge of my budget. (Now $750 so it is kind of over budget) Since it comes with a HDD, I may buy the 840 EVO before I move to Korea because it is cheaper here even though Samsung is a Korean company for use when either the HDD dies or I have to reinstall Windows. (Or use it as a external drive if none of the above happens before a new SSD comes out and makes the 840 EVO obsolete) Will the chips in the SSD start rotting after time passes? I have heard that this happens to flash drives and since SSD have similar chips, I am worried that the SSD will rot without use. Is it even worth it to buy the SSD this early?

A:Buying a SSD for later use

I'd just buy now when you need one, prices may have even come down by then.

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i'm shopping for a new ram, what type of ram do i have to buy for my system:
1.7 processor Intel Pentinum 4
Current ram 256
 

A:Buying a new ram

What MOTHERBOARD do you have? (That determines your RAM) - not your processor.
Be sure to read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic47210.html

go to www.crucial.com with your computer.... they have a ram detector, but it isn't 100% accurate.
Hope this helps.
 

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Q: buying

hi im buying a game of trygames and they are sending me the code what if my computer crashes and i lose it can i make a back up if so how thanks great site
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150184
What would be the most cost efficient CPU to NOT bottleneck that card at all, dont suggest anything i dont need like a core 2 extreme lol. The best CPU i would be willing to buy would be a E6300, but if i can get by with less please tell me so. I can go single or dual core, dosnt matter to me.
 

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I would say either the e6300 or an amd x2. I think you will be very happy with a conroe though
 

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Okay someone who wants to do me a huge favor, could they possibly tell me if what I have choosen is compatible with everything else, I would really appreciate it.

And if I'm missing anything please let me know.

Foxconn 600A01-6LRS ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813186025

ASYS 8654GW Gray Computer Case With Side Panel Window - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811195003

SONY Black IDE Combo Drive Model CRX320E Black - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827106819

NEC Black Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16821152005

EXCELSTOR 40GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822162003

A-DATA 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820211130

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 333MHz FSB Socket A Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103377

Rosewill RW5200-256D Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814164014
Also, is it true some processors can be faster then others even though they could both be 1.8 Ghz? I own a Athlon Xp 2200 1.8 Ghz, and it seems a lot faster then 1.8, I dont know why. And why are other 1.8 more expensive?

Thank you for the help.
 

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have 50$ spare and a socket too..!!
so gonna buy a RAM DDR3..
Please guide me to the best ram possible under the price tag...
I have G.skill 4Gb DDR3 already installed...
See my system specs for details...

i have a HP-Dv6 also can i change its RAM ..?? it has 4Gb-DDR3 too..
any suggestions..??!!!?? Suppose a Gaming RAM..

Thanx.,.,.,.,
BTW anything else i can spend my cash on!!

A:Buying A RAM

Do you now have 64bit system now?

RAM problem

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I have a Toshiba L505 64bit with windows 7 and 8gb of Ram .

I was thinking of getting an SSD , maybe a samsung 830 .(256gb)

I have approximately 84% free space . I do not store videos or photos , just run my web site and make daily changes .

Any thoughts would be appreciated !!

A:Buying new SSD

If you can afford to get a 120 GB SSD you will not be sorry. You can put Win 7 and your programs on it. It will give you a big boost in the speed of opening the programs.

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okay, i have bought dvd+r and dvd-r and both of them said 4.7 gb.
but my computer says they only have 4.01 gb. whats going on here. how can i fix this? do i have to buy dual layer discs just for that extra .3gbs? :\
 

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..im gonna need another hdd, just want someone to update me of the latest hdd specs so i wont be confused at the store, im gonna get a 500GB disk, its gonna be for storage only, but maybe later ill be using it for other purposes, like be my main hdd, so ill be playing games, storing mp3's, video files...etc
 

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I see your using SATA2 .. Correct ??
I have 4 of these .... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

They seem to run cooler than others I've tried
Some of them are in these Enclosures ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173040
 

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I have been really impressed with AVG free, but I'm wondering if it is
worth it to buy it so i get some more capabilities like rootkit and spyware.
So I don't have to run spybot SD and AVG Free. So is it worth it?
 

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My friend wants to buy a new pc..but he is tight on budget..i have suggested the following config is it good...

Mo bo-Gigabyte GA -880 g-ud 3h...
processor-Amd Athlon II x 4 645...
monitor-dell d1920..
2g ddr3 ram...
450w psu...
no graphics card..


his budget is around 20000(inr)..atmost can go upto 21k...

Is the above config good...if any other at same price range let me know..please..thanks in advance...!

A:Need help in buying new pc...

Please anyone reply its urgent....

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Hi..Im looking to buy a 1gb stick of ram but I dont know exactly what to get. I dont wanna buy the wrong kind and have to go through the trouble of returns.. I read my mobo manual and this is what it says about the ram..

x2 184 pin DDR DIMM sockets..up to 2gb PC 2700/2100/1600 non ECC DDR SDRAM Memory.

I have a Athlon 2700+ windows xp..Asus A7V8X-MX socket-A Mobo

If anyone could give me a link or tell me exactly what kind of ram i need I will be so thankfull

If you need any other info about the computer let me know
 

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http://www.crucial.com/
and click scan my system
 

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I really don't feel like opening up my system taking out ram to check it,is there any programs that i can download that tells me what ram type etc i have in my system so i can just search the net for it cause i want to max out my ram to 4 gigs only have 3 gigs right now.
 

A:Buying ram Please help.

You could try the free Everest programme. It`s quite useful for other stuff too.

Regards Howard
 

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Q: Buying

I am getting back into digital photography again, i had point and shoot before but got bored.
I am looking at buying another point and shoot but with more features, i have spotted a used Konica Minolta Z10 , i understand there is a wide angle lens attachment for this camera ?
This is a 3.2 MP i know thats not alot but the price is good and it comes with alot of extra's
Does the difference in MP's make that much of a difference.

Dan