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Q: High spec comp, low spec performance

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 work it out Im really hoping that someone knows how to help me though...

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Preferred Solution: High spec comp, low spec performance

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: 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 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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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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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!
 

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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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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Have a choice at the moment. I have 2 GTX260s that work well, and a 4870 x2. Now, opinion time- do I keep the GTXs in SLI, or get another 4870 x2 and run in crossfire? Looking for games performance, purely for the brag rights<g>. Really a case of which is going to give the better performance, benchmarks notwithstanding. At the mo I run the 48, which gives me about 15500 in PCMark Vantage, without an oc on the CPu although I have started and get great results so far. cheers all
 

A:SLI or Crossfire? High spec!!

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Hey Guys im new to this site so i will try and keep it Short as i Have no clue about anything to do with tech!
Basically, when i am Playing music for example, i get a horrible bit of system lag which affects anything open for around 4 seconds then it goes back to normal

Another thing is i play minecraft and: Being its nature of Low graphic's my
Alienware m15x with an I7 processor which cost me an arm and a leg with A Nvidia Gforce game card should surely play with no lag or interference. But no! i have to put up with low graphics and short rendering which still produces lag.
Another game i play is World of warcraft which when i first bought my laptop would run on Ultra Everything,
Now it is only playable decently on good settings, i cant blame this on My wifi because i have BT infinity which is the fastest wifi at the moment!

Any Help would be REALLY appreciated!:L try and keep it simple as i am a complete Noob with all the tech "In's and Out's"

Thank you!
Jack
 

A:Whole System Lag with a high spec PC????!

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K so im playing a game called rappelz and im getting a pretty low fps.
Usually FPS is at 20 then drops to around 8 when multiple players are around.

Nvida Geforce 8500 GT
3gb ram
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (4CPU), ~ 2.7GHz

A:Low fps on high spec computer?

That system doesn't seem that high end to me, your FPS could be perfectly normal for the settings that you run Rappelz at. I personally have never played the game, but I know people who have, and I haven't heard much about high load graphics.

Anyways, what resolution do you run the game at? What filters/quality?

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Hi,

This following PC spec is running very s-l-o-w-l-y on Windows 7 Enterprise ? particularly Outlook and Firefox. I've been told by our IT team the spec is too old to run Win 7. The user profile is streamed from a central server giving roaming profiles, i.e. your Outlook inbox and desktop is available from any PC you log into. All software is remote via data packages to give users bespoke software. This PC is used for general office work (MS Office) and reviewing video rushes in VLC player.

Current spec:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, 1333MHZ, 6MB Cahce CPU
Zotac GeForce GTX 295 1792MB, DDR3, Dual DVI, HDMI G/C
Samsung Eco Green F2 500GB SATA 3.0 Gbps16MB Hard Drive
Intel MicroATX DQ45CB, VPro, 1333MHz FSB, Dual DVI, Sound, 1K Lan, DDR2

Funds are tight for IT but we're told we need 8Gb RAM (or better still 16Gb/32Gb), with at least i5 or i7.

Judging from Microsoft's spec it looks like we exceed the minimum spec? Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows.

Cheers :-)

A:Is this PC spec high enough to run Win 7 Enterprise?

If I had to wager a guess, I believe the real bottleneck on that computer is the hard drive. The HDD in question is a Samsung EcoGreen. As the name suggests, the EcoGreens are so called "green" drives that spin at a slower velocity (5400rpm, confirmed with some Google-fu) and aggressively power down to lower power consumption and heat output.

While such a drive is usually not problematic when just used for additional storage, I don't even want to know what kind of performance hits you would incur trying to run an entire operating system off it.

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Hi all,

first of all thank you for taking the time in reading this and for any help in advance.

I have the following spec of pc which was brought a few years ago which i think is still a good pc even now.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12278 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 564114 MB; F: Total - 238414 MB, Free - 33139 MB; G: Total - 476911 MB, Free - 263245 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Eclipse SLI (MS-7520)
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Now this should run very quick in my eyes and run for example, football manager 2012 the 3d engine with no problem. However, it can be slow at times and the game engine is jerky. I recently brought and formatted and then installed windows 7 from vista and on vista was the same but was if anything a bit better on the game engine on football manager.

I have done register cleans, anti-virus checks, malware, defrags you name it i done it and not really made a difference so i am confused now, could maybe be software or hardware?

Thanks in advance
 

A:High spec pc, just does not seem as good as it should

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So let me explain my problem, first, you may need to look through my spec (Below). I know it is not a monster for gaming but how can you image if half-life, Asphalt 8 and Minecraft make my PC lagged? Let be clear here:
+At first when I enter each game, it prety good, and some was awesome when it can easily hit 60+FPS (FRAPS)
+After playing a while(10-15 minutes), it start lagging a little and if I didn't close the game, just about 2 more minutes, the whole PC will crash.
I don't think dust cause this problem because I bough it a month ago
So can someone here who know please help me on this.
Here what I tried:
+Downgrade driver
+Defrag
+Update windows and other thing

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Hi,

This is my first post, and hopefully the problem can be solved. Usually I don't need to post on forums like these, but for this, I cannot solve the problem.

Okay, so when I play a high-end game (such as Crysis, Race Driver: Grid, Dead Space) I get good FPS of 40+ for the first 30 minutes or so, however the game then goes into a loop of lagging for a few seconds then resuming to the 40+ FPS for around a minute then starts lagging again for a few seconds and so on until I quit the game. Once I do quit the game, and re-open it, it works fine again for another 30 minutes and then does the same thing again.
Things I've already tried are:

1. Update official drivers from their official websites (nVidia, Intel, Samsung etc).
2. Closed down any consuming applications such as antivirus, msn, steam etc.
3. Placed more fans into my case to prevent overheating (but I don't think this is the issue as I can restart a game it works fine again for 30 minutes)

Can anyone give me any suggestions.

Stefan,

P.s. I am running windows 7 however the issue has occurred in Windows XP, Vista and 7. My specifications can be seen on my profile.

Thank you
 

A:all (high spec) games lag after 30 minutes or so

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So I was on the site about 2 weeks ago and I was deciding which laptop to buy. The maxed out Yoga 720 (15") seemed to be the perfect option. But now there are no models showing that have over 8 GB RAM or 256 GB Storage.  I am looking to purchace the 1 TB model with 16 GB RAM as soon as possible. When is that going to be available? I also saw some models on the Austrailian site the 4 GB graphics cards. Are these models coming to the US as well? I thought the graphics card maxed out at 2 GB for Yoga 720? This is a screenshot of the model I found of the AU site.  

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I have just built my own PC (i7 5820k, GTX 970, 32GB memory) and quite often it suddenly becomes slow and unresponsive. I have ran checks on my HDD's and SSD and they say there is nothing wrong, also my GPU, CPU and memory never runs more than around 10%. Restarting the computer fixes the issue.

How can I troubleshoot this problem?

Below is a screenshot of my task manager whilst the PC is slow.
 

A:New high-spec PC running slow?

EDIT: Just figured out the problem only occurs after waking my PC from sleep mode. ???/
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32646 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070,gaming x 8gb
Hard Drives: C: 2047 GB (1782 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97P-D3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

If this is in the wrong forum please feel free to move it

Okay, where to begin.

I have been working on this issue for around 2 months now, both on my own and with the help of the local computer store, though they are more familiar with standard home office computers than gaming rigs.

Problem started when i found out my WD 3tb hdd was starting to fail, so a friend if mine bought and dispatched a new toshiba 4tb drive as a favour (completely skint). The hdd arrived, so i went about replacing old with new and reinstalling windows. Now im a pretty average pc user, and reinstalling windows is something i have done often, but iv never swapped out a hdd. Anyway, upon rebooting, the pc would freeze at the starting windows screen, just before the coloured bubbles form the window.
Knowing that it may just have been a bad install, i repeated my steps, and no dice, trouble continued. So i went back to my old hdd, reinstalled windows and low and behold, same problem.

Took to the local pc store and they had it for a whole week testing and tes... Read more

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Apologies for dropping my last thread relating to computer hangs, but it somehow got fixed by itself (I think I did something to fix it, but I didn't remember it long enough to post the solution).

I now have another issue, which has been here since the beginning - my computer is having issues with being slow. When browsing internet, I tend to get the random slow period where something locks up or doesn't load as fast, maybe even some archiver freeze or a program randomly going "Not Responding" - things of that sort.

I wouldn't really midn it, but it does happen way too often for my computer which is supposed to be rated atleast "good" and I am completely confused as to why is this happening.

NOTE - this is not even happening in gaming, most of my slow issues are when browsing the internet, using Windows Explorer and other outside-of-gaming programs, which means that my computer can do the most demanding tasks, but not the basic ones.

I don't know what information to provide to help you guys troubleshoot it, so just tell me and I'll give all that's needed.

A:[SOLVED] High-spec PC running slow

Hi,

Are you aware that you have posted in the BSOD support thread?

If you are indeed having blue screen issues, you should follow the instructions here. http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

If not, you may want to have a look through this very well put together article.

Is your PC running slow...?

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my pc keeps crashing when I play high end games only when I play high end games it will crash low spec games is fine and any other time its fine, it gose black screen and then restarts and some times it just gose black screen and I have to press the power button again to turn it off and back on I dont no what the problem is iv got all the drivers up to date checked for viruses checked registry put new paste on the CPU as it was running hotter then it should fort that would of fixed it but nothing tried using another PC tower still nothing I been using speccy to check how hot everything is and its fine just turns off cant find the problem, help would be really appreciated

my PC spec is:
core i7 2.8Ghz
8GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce GTX 480
800W PSU
 

A:PC crashes when playing high spec games

Not a gamer, so I don't know whether the games you're having problem w/ are only GPU intensive or both GPU & CPU. Best thing might be to stress test your CPU & GPU separately.

You can run something like Furmark to stress test your graphics card. For CPU, maybe Prime95.

Hopefully one of these can help you rule out your problem.
 

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Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005050038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

When playing high-spec games, every time I play, the game will at some point, usually sooner rather than later, crash. The nature of the crash is not one I have encountered before - the monitor suddenly loses its signal and resultantly goes on standby, while the tower crashes and requires a forced restart to reboot. The above, according to windows 7, is the problem's description. It has been absolutely driving me mad trying to find a solution to this problem as my knowledge is quite basic. I assumed it was a driver issue. Any help anyone can provide would be very much appreciated. My system specs are as follows:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8650 Triple-Core Processor
Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4800 series (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)
Gaming Graphics: 2303 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary Hard Disk 298 GB Total

My Graphics Card driver version is 8.741.0.0 and I have DirectX 10

As I said before, any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks.

A:Random crashing during high-spec games

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dozyjoe3000


Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005050038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

When playing high-spec games, every time I play, the game will at some point, usually sooner rather than later, crash. The nature of the crash is not one I have encountered before - the monitor suddenly loses its signal and resultantly goes on standby, while the tower crashes and requires a forced restart to reboot. The above, according to windows 7, is the problem's description. It has been absolutely driving me mad trying to find a solution to this problem as my knowledge is quite basic. I assumed it was a driver issue. Any help anyone can provide would be very much appreciated. My system specs are as follows:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8650 Triple-Core Processor
Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4800 series (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)
Gaming Graphics: 2303 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary Hard Disk 298 GB Total

My Graphics Card driver version is 8.741.0.0 and I have DirectX 10

As I said before, any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks.


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Hello there, I hope it's a good place to post this, some time ago I spend a bit of money to build fairly good pc for a low cost I made it, however computer performance is really low, in fact my old machine from ages ago ran way better. I have Windows 7 Professional with latest updates, also my hardware is using latest drivers, let me tell you what's wrong first.

In games I get pretty low FPS for example;

1. League Of Legends running with the lowest settings I don't go more than 80 FPS and it's when nothing is happening on the battlefield

2. Games like Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Rust Diablo III it's the same or even worse

3. When want to stream/record using various programs (xfire, Open Broadcast, Xsplit) my game it becomes completely unplayable

4. When i set up my machine for streaming and want to use my tv as 2nd monitor FPS goes so low that game is unplayable.

Below I will try post as much info as I can.

Processor
Code:
Processor

AMD FX-8150 8 core processor
Socket AM3+ (942)
Core voltage ~0.950v
Core speed (jumping between 1500Mhz and 4500Mhz)
Multiplier (jumping between x7 and x19)
Bus Speed 199.56Mhz

Code:
Mainboard

ASRock 970 Pro3
CHipset AMD
PCI-E x16
Code:
Memory

Corsair
Type: DDR3
NB Freqency: 2195.2Mhz
Size: 8GB
Single
Code:
Graphics

MSI Radeon HD 7870 Overclocked
Size: 2048MB
Core: 1050Mhz
Memory: 1200Mhz
Code:
Hard Disk

OCZ Technology 120GB SSD

 

A:Solved: Poor computer performance with good spec

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Hello Folks,I am new to Lenovo. Having just experienced a very frustrating experience with a top-of-the-range Dell XPS 15 computer - I sent it back for a refund the day after delivery, I have decided to look elsewhere and the Carbon X1 looks a fantastic alternative. My question is - following lots of searching on the internet - are these machines generally robust and reliable? I know this is a subjective question and that unhappy users are far more likley to broadcast their negative reviews than happy users their positive reviews. So there is always a negative bias toward negative information. You folks on this forum are here because you are users of Lenovo computers and any thoughts you may like to share, especially o the generation 5 X1, would be most welcome. I have read the various threads and accept long lead times for delivery etc., it's worth it for a great PC but not if I find I have to return it (this has happened twice for me with Dell by the way). Many thanksRobert 

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Hey, going to build a very high spec gaming PC soon. Would like to know if these parts are good please, thanks.

Intel i5-2500K Sandybridge 3.3Ghz CPU
Asus MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z GEN3 Motherboard
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM CL9 1600Mhz
Asus GeForce GTX 580 with 1.5GB of memory
Samsung 1TB HDD 32MB cache
Corsair TX750 750W PSU
Fractal Design Core 3000
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 

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Hi everyone,

My name is Alex and I'm from Brussels, Belgium. I'm 30 and I work for a European institution
I'll try to explain my problem in the most detailed way possible. I hope someone will be able to help me because I'm at wit's end right now as to what could cause the problem...

SPECS:
I have a brand new system (except for CPU and PSU) as follow:

OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1
RAM (4GB total):
1x GSKILL STD SERIES DDRII PC6400 2GB CL5 (BRAND NEW)
1x KINGSTON DDRII 2GB (~2y old)
HDD: SAMSUNG SSD 840 120GB (BRAND NEW, no previous OS installs)
Motherboard: ASROCK N68C-GS FX AM3+NV GEFORCE 7025/NFORCE 630A (BRAND NEW)
GPU: SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7870 2GO (BRAND NEW)
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.01GhZ (~2y old)
PSU: 800W Diamond Power / Power Supply ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V (~1yr old)


HISTORY:
The computer had a hard drive failure and thus a hard drive replacement (both old and new being 1TB SATA HDDs) about 3 months ago.
I took the opportunity to switch from XP to win7. My computer did not like this and started constantly giving me 50% CPU loads even when fully idle. The process taking 50% cpu was "system". We traced this to ntkernel and after a deep analysis found it to be the USB ports. 2 of the 4 motherboard USB ports had died and we figured it was related --> NEW MOTHERBOARD + decided to buy a new GPU, HDD and extra RAM.


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A:Win7 freezes & BSODs when playing high spec games only (loads of info inside)

Pardon the very early bump, but I have new information that could help maybe!

I ran a processor (& ram) stress test using a program called Prime95. It put both my cores at 100% use and was supposed to do so for several minutes.

On the first attempt, one of the two cores suddenly dropped to 0% and I received the following message:
[Mon Apr 08 22:21:26 2013]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.

The second core stayed at 100% as the test was still going on, but about 1 minute later, my computer completely froze (same way as explained in the first post).

I tried running the test again with another setting to try to focus more on the processors and less on the RAM (although I believe it still put stress on the RAM to a certain point), and this time within 30 seconds I received a BSOD. The error message mentioned atikmdag.sys.

I'm attaching the latest dump file which includes the new BSOD dump.

So, is my processor malfunctioning? :(

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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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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
 

A:Is this spec ok?

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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
 

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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. 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
 

A:New Pc Spec

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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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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

Supported Operating Systems
Operating system
Windows 8 64
Processor
Processor
Intel® Core&#8482; i5-3230M
Processor speed
2.6 GHz
Processor cache
3 MB L3 cache
Chipset
Intel® HM76 Express
Appearance
Product color
Sparkling black
Memory
Memory, standard
4 GB DDR3
Memory layout
(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
Intel HD Graphics 40... Read more

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
Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 Wish it came with 8GB because you will spend extra to u... Read more

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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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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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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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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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Hi, for some years i have been using nicole sd969 speakers to listen to cd,s thro my computer. I want to upgrade the speakers but need to know the output (rms) of my existing speakers. no where is it noted on the speakers. does anyone have any info. for me please.
 

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How Is It Possible To Find Out All The Below Info:

Your CPU
Your Memory
Your Graphics card
Your Hard Drive
Your Soundcard
Your Operating System
Your Case
Your Monitor
Your Mouse
Your Keyboard
 

A:Computer Spec??

A great program called Everest can tell you all the info you need.

You can find the download on this page, http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en.
 

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Hi,
I Have a pc with the following specs:
GTX 960 4GB Graphics Card,
i5 4460 Processer,
z79x gaming 3 Motherboard,
16GB 2400MHz Corsair Vengance Pro RAM (Memory),
64gb SSD Sandisk Ultra Plus (Running Windows),
2TB 7200RPM Toshiba Hard Drive,
600 Watt Power Supply,
I have also installed a hyper 212 EVO CPU fan and thermal paste.
Here's my problem; i can run Minecraft,Rocket League,Star Wars Battlefront (2015 Version) & CS:GO at high settings.
But i cannot run Black Ops 3, Just Cause 3 & Watch Dogs at high settings.
My PC cost me over £660 and i have done alot of research and people with the same specs run all these games, i can't run ,at 70 FPS.
I have tried optimising my games with the GeFORCE experience program,ive got the ram working at full speed,ive got power saving mode
off on windows and i dont know what to do. Please Help Me!!
 

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how can i find out what modle of every component in my computer is eg mother board and psu
 

A:Solved: What's my spec?

okay i found another thread that helped all done
 

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my friend is looking for a computer for music production he has a home studio what kind of system should he be looking for , memory storage, speed, processor ,GHz ,RAM, budget is small
 

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About 6 months ago I purchased a really basic all in HP Pavillion machine , I replaced the 256 mem with a 512 I had but thats all. To start with it was ok but a 13 yr old girl is not bothered with anything.

There is now no spyware or virus but everything runs at a snail pace and cpu is normally showing 100%.

I have been 20mins trying to fins systen info and am losing the will to live I must say that I did kick the box in bad temper!

It has onboard everything and I am thinking about keeping the box and replacing the innards.
Processor x86 family amd1790mhz
xphome
60gig free
 

A:Low spec HP is killing me

Most computers like HP and Dell come loaded with alot of crap. All those icons on the desktop and programs in the start menu will slow down the system alot, especially if you have onboard video. Id go into Add/Remove programs and get rid of everything you dont use and disable anything you dont need in the start menu. Upgrading to a gig of RAM will help too. Hopefully you werent unlucky enough to get a 5400rpm hard drive.
 

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Hi

Is there an easy way to establish the specs of an installed cpu?
Perhaps some software that can read and display the cpu characteristics?

Mekan
 

A:Solved: CPU spec

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I've recently started a course in Web Design at the Computer Graphics College, Sydney.

Could anyone suggest the average PC spec needed for a freelance Web Designer, including the most important software needed, and any essential peripherals ??????

Here's hoping !!??

Regards
Dishedoutbum
 

A:Pro Web Design PC Spec

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I'm looking to upgrade my 1.6ghz p4 socket 478 processor with 400mhz fsb, but this is a stock dell dimension 4400 motherboard an Intel Pendleton D845PT, im wondering how high i can upgrade my processor?
 

A:Motherboard Spec's.?

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why is that i dont have system spec in uption .i have been here long enuff to have that privilage .thank you .

A:system spec

sorry i got it now .my bad .

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