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Can the CPU be upgraded?

Q: Can the CPU be upgraded?

I have a HP G7-2235dx laptop. It currently has an AMD processor (AMD A8-4500M). Can the processor be upgraded? If so, what AMD processor can it take?

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Preferred Solution: Can the CPU be upgraded?

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Hello,
I upgraded my XP to Windows 7 and the original monitor is not widescreen compatible. I recently bought
AOC E2070SWN-B 20" LED Widescreen Monitor - 1600x900, 5 ms, 16:9, 20M:1, Vesa Mount, (Refurbished) - RB-E2070SWN-B and I am still unable to see the whole screen correctly.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

A:Upgraded XP to Windows, Upgraded Monitor, not configuring

You didn't provide ANY information about and a description of your computer, so we have no idea what graphics device it has.

It's my guess its graphics device doesn't support Windows 7, so it's using a default VGA mode.

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hi. i upgraded from windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 ultamat 32bit. my raptor HD is still almost full. is it because there is still the XP partition? if so is it ok to delete teh XP partition and windows 7 will run fine and be like a fresh install?

A:upgraded from xp to 7

Is there a folder called "Windows.old" on your C: drive, and if so, did you have another version of Windows on this computer before XP?

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I checked the wrong box. How can I correct it, and does it have to be before deadline?

Thanks so much for your help!!!

A:i upgraded to w10 at 32-bit instead of 64. What should I do?

As long as you have 32-bit Windows 10 installed and fully activated you are fine. You will have to download the 64-bit ISO file, make a Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD, boot the computer from that and do a clean re-install of Windows 10 64-bit. You can't change between 32-bit and 64-bit by "upgrading". You have to clean install the opposite architecture.

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I picked up this computer (el cheapo) to give to my sister as a starter to learn on,, its clean and works fairly well,,however microsoft tells me me the validation key is not valid,, so it was upgraded from another XP CD. It only has service P1 and i wanna up grade to service P2,,, will i still be able to up-grade? Also, i get (program not responding) alot when i wanna close out some windows i have open,,, any thoughts on that?
I dont know if this was a clean install but how can i find out if os98 is still there and can it be removed safetly ? or should i not even worry about it ? I dont see it under add/remove programs
Thanks,
JR

I'll prolly have more questions later on...lol

A:Os 98 Upgraded To Xp Pro

almost sounds like a Pirated CD Key, if you can't update on the www.microsoft.com

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can I use my vista recovery disc to go back to vista ?(don't plan on it) I forgot to write down my product key ! ! ! !

A:Now that I upgraded to 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150


can I use my vista recovery disc to go back to vista ?(don't plan on it) I forgot to write down my product key ! ! ! !



Is the recovery partition still intact? or you could just request another key from microsoft

Ken

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hi im using win xp pro
intel c2d e6420 2.13ghz
maxto 500gb sata ii hdd
geforce gs7600 256mb
was using 2gb ddr2 pc5300 from Buffalo Select 2 memory slots
i just upgraded them to 4gb ddr2 pc2 5300 Crucial ram, now the win xp can only see 3gb,and my computer is lagging as hell, could that be memory problem?
the sound icon is gone,i went to control panel try to fix it but it says has no sound device
i need help, thanks
 

A:Upgraded to 4GB of ram

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FRom .5gM to 1GB, I boot the computer it sits thee loading windows and goes no further. SO i reboot and load safe mode which off course works. I return the compter to its original condition, still the same. Any Ideas?
Thanks

A:I Upgraded My Ram

Does still the same mean the computer will not boot in the original configuration?

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My reason is very simple.
Windows 7 Home Premium does not support more than 16 GB of RAM.
My new rig has 32 GB of RAM
I could have gone to Windows 7 Pro - but that actually cost more than upgrading to Windows 8 Pro, and 8 Pro was readily available at our local Staples store.

That is it in a nutshell.

It is kinda cool to be on the `bleeding`edge of technology. But as I post in the gaming forum so far my experience with game`s playable in Windows 8 has been 50% - 3 of 6 games I have loaded so far have worked.

On the productivity side MS Office 10 & Adobe Elements 10 both work great, even MS Outlook 2007 works fine.

Google Chrome is doing fine, but I broke IE 10 and it will only operate if I make it the default browser, I`ll rant about that elsewhere.

I miss my screen gadgets from Windows 7.

I have not yet got the hang of Windows 8 and spend 95% of my time in Desktop.

Compatibility problems creep up now and then, e.g. my motherboard has something called Charger+ which promises to charge your phone or other USB connected device faster and when the pc is turned off. Asus`s charger+ proved to be incompatible. Oh well I can live without that and not notice it.

I upgraded on the 26th of October the day they released the DVD`s in the stores. Downloading would have been cheaper but not realistic as we live in rural Canada and our only options for internet are dial up or satellite. Satellite is far superior to dial up, but on a clear day I get 1 to 1.4 M... Read more

A:Why I upgraded

Hi , Fortkentdad, ( no worry Enaberif is not member here) . You will be fine with 8, it as some annoyances, but we can deal with it.

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If so, what are your thoughts? I've only used the free edition of AVG 7.5.

Peace...
 

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I'm personally back in 7 but do have plans to go back to Win8 when some of my customization tools are out of alpha stages(win8), another reason is that I use an alternative desktop shell meaning I run an alternative desktop.

Don't get me wrong, if weren't for this I wouldn't go back but I will be back at SP1 which should be early 2013 or even by the end of the year.

However I am glad I got 8 when I did otherwise I probably would have paid later on, I'll probably either buy win8 pro for a fresh install and use home on my parents PC.

Another reason, aero. Sorry love the squared edges but I miss the transparency's, and glass effects.. shallow yes, but oh well to each his own. Also, video drivers. While nvidia has released a WHQL driver for 8 I'll wait to Sp1 or even til sp1 beta to fully upgrade all my machines.

I do believe we will see aero in win8 via windowsblinds, or someone writing a shell that makes it look and feel like vista/7. It wouldn't surprise me if we see it back via an update from Microsoft, the taskbar is fine with a basic color but man.. the windows remind me of windows 9X.. at least allow for gradients..

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All was well until I upgraded my AVG to v9. I even sucessfully removed the Symantic Bloatwear from the startup using some software. But this meant that my easy use pop up window for my plug in memory stick stoppedpopping up. So I recovered to a previous date. The Symantic was still not showing. All well and good as far as I'm convcerned. But, now I can not download anything from anywhere. I've changed the account settings to switch of that windows question about it being a trusted source. But still not able to download. HAs version 9 scuppered me, can it be fixed or is something else wrong?
 

A:Fit, until I upgraded AVG

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I just completed this process and thought I would post my experience doing this. My original install was an upgrade from xp to 7 home premium 32 bit. I decided to upgrade to 64 bit to maximise my memory usage as 32 bit would not recognise my 4gb of ram. When I put the dvd into my drive it gave me a warning that "the operating system is not supported,reboot and boot from cd". After enabling first boot from cd in my bios it went right to the installer and all went well,it even seemed to go a little quicker than the original 32 bit install.After installation completed all the 64 bit drivers were installed for all my hardware and everything is running great. The only device I was not able to install a driver for was a usb hub that windows would not accept the 32 bit drivers for. This device had installed correctly with 32 bit. It did create a Windows.old folder and a program files (x86) folder along with the program files folder. 32 bit programs get installed into the x86 folder. All in all this was a very easy process and I hope this will help anybody that is thinking of doing this

A:Upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit

And how can you upgrade directly from 32bit to 64bit?

Perhaps you can clarify how you accomplished it.

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Hi All
I have installed W8 Pro on C: with wiping windows 8 standard.
During the process it never asked for an install key and what I ended up with is seen here below. What have I done wrong?

A:Upgraded to W8 Pro though still W8

Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?


Which Windows 8 Pro are you using?

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Have recently upgraded to windows 7 pro on a nice new 1TB hard drive. I have removed the previously installed win xp drive, and that is now in an external caddy.

I have been in the pricess of moving the files from the xp drive to the win7 drive. I forgto to backup my IE8 bookmarks before the switch over, and have tried to find the actual bookmark links via windows explorer but can't find them.

Any idea on where they may be?

I have tried looking in dos and setting\users\favourites...but the bookmarks are not in there.

A:Upgraded to Win 7 pro

Windows XP stores the Internet Explorer Favorites in a directory like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Favorites

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I just upgraded from IE6.0 to IE8.0. When I tried to run the browser it would not run. I had to right click on the Desktop icon and had to run IE8.0 without add-ons. My question now is how do I manage the add-ons so that I can start IE8.0 from the Desktop icon? I tried to install Flash, and I am also not able to do that. Help?

TY,

A:Upgraded To IE8

I would just ditch IE 8 and use Firefox. Much more safer, a lot more customable, and more secure *less security flaws for now*http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

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Hi all,

I was looking at upgrading my video card on my Acer Aspire 5742G and I was wondering what I need to consider in terms of what graphics cards can be used in my laptop?

It currently has an NVidia GT 520M 1GB and I want to upgrade it to a 2GB card if I can.

I figure I can stay in the same 500M series but any advice is welcome!

Thanks a lot,
StubbyHS

A:What can my GPU be upgraded to?

Most laptops do not make it easy to upgrade the GPU. Are you sure you know how? It isn't as easy as a desktop computer, and you will have to take it all apart. Does that void the warranty? Have you done this before?

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Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?
Thanks guys!

A:Upgraded from x86 to x64

  
Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826


Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?
Thanks guys!


NO!

It is the program folder for non x64 bit programs.

~Lordbob

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I hope some one can tell me: i have a emachines 633is with 64mb mem. I know i can get memory but how can I add a cd burner? I dont have a blank slot on front and wondering what to do? Can I add a cd burner cheaply? or better off buying new system? Any help or tips with this would be of great help thanks
bratty
 

A:Help getting upgraded

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Ran the Upgrade Adviser which said my old XP Home Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop was compatible, so I did the deed and am VERY pleased with the result. After I got it up and running, I went through the laborious installation of Windows Updates. I didn't actually count them, but there was well over 100.

My question regards 41 "Optional" updates all labeled "Update for Windows 7". What is the collective wisdom regarding installing such updates. I'm not inclined to go into the MS Knowledge Base and analyse them all (or any, for that matter), so it occurred to me some experience sole here on TSG might have some wisdom to share.

'Preciate any and all thoughts/suggestions.
 

A:Upgraded from XP to Win 7

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Tried upgrading my CPU from a 3800+ AM2 CPU to a 5200+ AM2. Reset the CMOS, becasue of previous overclocking, and put the new processor in and fired the beast up.

At first it just hung at the screen before POST. Sometimes it would get to the POST and tell me my checksum wasn't correct and default had been loaded (For BIOS, I presume). I couldn't do anything as the USB keyboard hadn't been loaded, so I tried a spare PS/2 keyboard and could get into BIOS. I saved and exited and got back to POST where it said the same thing again (checksum blah blah) so I tried pressing F1 to continue, but it just hung at a black screen.

Anyone know what could be up with it?

Rest of my specs can be seen from drop down.
 

A:Upgraded CPU, but PC not having it.

Check which BIOS version you have and compare it to the updated ones over at the ASUS site. There is a bios update that supports newer CPU's.

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
 

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I'm wondering if it's at all possible to upgrade my CPU and maaaaybe my GPU, too. If so, how far can I upgrade it? I know sometimes you can only go up to a certain point before you need a whole new motherboard. If you'd like to, you could give me the same information for my RAM and motherboard, just in case I want to go all out at some point (though in that case, I should probably buy a whole new computer... maybe next time I'll go with a desktop instead >_> they're a better bang-for-buck).

These are my laptop specs, I have a HP Pavilion dv6700 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz
Merom 65nm Technology

RAM
3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)

Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
256MB GeForce 8400M GS (HP)

Hard Drive
59GB Patriot Torqx TRB 64GB SSD ATA Device (SATA-SSD)
 

A:Do you think my CPU and/or GPU can be upgraded?

Isn't this a laptop? In that case, I'd rather not try to upgrade, and it won't be a huge difference anyway.
 

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Everything went okay except for the video driver and the USB not working. After trying to correct the issue, this is what happens.
Machine will post normally, then the Windows Splash screen comes on, after that it goes black. I have tried rebooting several times, I also tried booting to Last Good Known config..And safe mode. When I try for safe mode, it will restart automatically.

Hardware

AthlonXP 2400
512MB pc133 ram
Voodoo 3dfx 3000
OS Windows XP Sp2
Crappy MB.. Not sure what else to try. THanks.
 

A:I upgraded to XP SP2

is the LAN enabled???
 

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Hey there peeps,

I have a bit of a dilemma. I was running Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 32 bit on my old CPU (Q8200) and Motherboard. Today I upgraded my CPU to a Core i5 and bought a new z77 Gigabyte motherboard with 8 gigs of ram.

However the problem is that I want to be able to use a 64 Bit Windows 8 pro with Media center. I upgraded my Windows 8 from my Windows 7 which was 32 bit before. What should I do now to upgrade my current 32 bit windows to a 64 bit windows?

Thanks
 

A:Upgraded my PC would like to use 64-bit OS

Also I just wanted to add that I upgraded my windows from Windows 7 through the upgrade assistance so I don't have the Bootable disk.
 

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I have a Gateway GT5668E with a dual core 3.0 Athlon and want to upgrade the CPU to another AMD one. How can I know what my PC can handle? Here are the specs:

Gateway Support - Specifications

A:Can my PC CPU be upgraded

Advice Pro,
I think we need to get to the mobo portion to see what it can accept.

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I have a Vista x64 installation cd from hp.com.
Can i use this cd on my laptop which is currently x86, because i really need to wipe away everything on this laptop, and just reformat it.
Just curious.

-Superkid

A:x86 upgraded to x64?

Welcome
If you have an HP laptop which came with Vista preinstalled and you, now have a Vista DVD, 64 bit, from HP, you can use it if:
Your computer can handle 64 bit
You use the 64 bit on only one computer and you do not use the x64 on any other computer.
Finally, it may be better to use the factory restoration partition. We can help if you give us the make and model of your computer.

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I've been a long-time visitor in the Win 98 forum. Well, I just upgraded to 2K Pro. A bunch of things sure are different! So I expect I'll be a frequent visitor here until I figure out how to tweak this new (and much better) OS.

First question: How do I change the folder view default? I prefer "view details" but the default seems to be "large icons." I change the setting but it keeps reverting.

I also want to learn about 2K's services and which ones can be turned off. I think I'll try some forum searches first.
 

A:Just Upgraded!

Originally posted by md2lgyk:
I've been a long-time visitor in the Win 98 forum. Well, I just upgraded to 2K Pro. A bunch of things sure are different! So I expect I'll be a frequent visitor here until I figure out how to tweak this new (and much better) OS.

First question: How do I change the folder view default? I prefer "view details" but the default seems to be "large icons." I change the setting but it keeps reverting.

I also want to learn about 2K's services and which ones can be turned off. I think I'll try some forum searches first. Click to expand...

Hi and welcome!

I can help with the first question.

Open windows explorer and change the view to how you want it eg details. Then click tools>folder options. Click the view tab and click "like current folder". Click OK. Close and reopen explorer.

Tadaa!

helpful?

Regards

Pileyrei
 

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Or have I. Have recently purchased the upgrade to 64 bit Vista, however, having installed the disc on boot up I expected some sort of instruction on the transfer to 64 Bit procedure........nothing. When I review the details of my PC in the System menu on the Control Panel it still shows me running with 32 Bit. I have even tried to run the set-up from the upgrade DVD but have been refused and told to run from boot-up.
Any ideas that will assist will be greatful

GP

A:Just upgraded to 64 Bit

sounds like it's your hardware . is your m/b 32bit or 64bit
you can run 32bit on a 64bit but you can't run 64bit on a 32bit system

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Hi all, I hope you can help me here.

I've just upgraded several bits of hardware:

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 32/64Bit CPU S9
Asus A8N-SLI SE S939 NF4 SLi DDR400
2 x 512Mb PC3200 (PC400) DDR Memory
460W Akasa Black Nickel Ultra quiet
Powercolour ATI Radeon X700 SE PCI Express Graphics
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I booted from my windows CD and chose to repair the existing installation. It all seemed to work fine. Then after set up completed, when i come to the screen asking me how i want to start windows i.e. something like:

Safe Mode
Safe mode with command prompt
Last working configuration
Start Windows normally

At this point, whatever way i choose to start windows, the pc just restarts almost immediately after selection. I really dont know what to do!

One thing, that may also be relevant. My hard drive is partitioned into 4 parts. When i try to boot in safe mode, and all the files start loading, they are listed as ...

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32.. etc.

I suspect that it should be c:\WINDOWS ... etc.

Perhaps this is the source of the problem. I really dont know.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steve

A:Just upgraded mob+cpu - please help!?

When i try to boot in safe mode, the pc resets when attempting to load the file:

a347bus.sys

hope that helps

Steve

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I am trying to help a friend clean up a computer that has Windows XP installed as an upgrade to ME. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the problems, but I am curious to know what people think.

One of the main things I would like help with if I could get it, is that the "Process Manager" shows a constant 20 - 30% CPU useage. I have cleaned up a lot on this computer and am not getting that to clear up. The computer is faster than it was, but I would still like to get it to stop running so much in the background.

I am attaching a current HJT startup log. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to fix this, or if there might be something else you need to see.

Thanks
 

A:ME upgraded to XP

Installing XP over the top of a disaster like ME (pardon the language) is a recipe for disaster. She/he will have a much more stable system if she/he backs up the data and performs a clean install of XP.

Installing on top of ME ( pardon the language ) brings forward all the problems that ME had . . and there were plenty.
 

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Here's my most recent log -- just want to make sure everything's ok. Five requested prelim steps have been completed. Also, are there any known program bugs involving IE7? I've stumbled into one -- I was able to update my Panda scan program to be current, but it won't run -- it just sits at 0 files and doesn't do anything. Is that a known issue? Thanks...swhit32257

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:51:08 PM, on 10/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1155078071\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch... Read more

A:Just upgraded to IE7

Welcome to TSF.

We apologise for the delay in responding to your log. The Security Analysts here at TSF are all volunteers and the forums have been very busy.
If you still require assistance, please provide a new HJT log and any changes (good or bad) in your computers stability, and I will personally help.

POADB.

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i want to upgrede RAM in my Laptop.  which capacity of RAM is support by my laptop. which company of RAM is best?

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I bought this laptop because of the size of the screen (two kids, so comes in handy) and because it had a dash of performance.  Also, truthfully, it was a bit of a hasty purchase, but not looking to replace so only one direction to head... forward!  I do some gaming and recently have been winning some discussions at home with the fiance on upgrading my laptop for performance.  I replaced the 1TB hard drive with a Samsung Evo 850 500gb SSD, moving the old into an external enclosure.  Basically, I'm trying to figure out what next.  Outside of the SSD and a potential new graphics card (which of course can get expensive in a hurry), I don't really know what else I can replace/upgrade to improve performance.  Cash is of course a major player here, but even if I can't afford at the moment the knowledge will be handy so any suggestion is appreciated.      Thank you! 

A:Upgraded my HD to SSD, what next?

Hi, Please don't think about upgrading video card, if you had plenty of money, buy a new machine, don't try to upgrade video card on your laptop, actually nearly all laptops. The following link shows its specs:       http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04493729 You still have room to add 8GB of RAM to have 16GB. Please check the existing RAM and buy the same (even same brand). Regards.

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Hi, I just got 512 ddr 3200pc ram. Along with 2 256's sticks ddr also.

Anyway When im playin a game and doing other things on my comp I get a blue popup and it restarts my computer its sayss a bunch of stuff but i cant read it cuz it goes by so fast.... what can i do to stop this ? Its like when i alt tab from the game to browse the web or chat on msn it does this sometimes.... like when im trying to do along of things real fast it does it.... and since i got 1gig of ram... whats the problem here ? Im using windows xp!
 

A:Just upgraded ram

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I am pondering, and would like an opinion:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Just wondering which component that you believe I should upgrade. Should I upgrade the CPU to : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Or the video card to : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518

Or any other suggestions, thank you.
 

A:Solved: Which should be upgraded?

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Hi
I have windows 7 started in my netbook, i like it.
So i decided to upgrade to window 7 on my pc also.
I had xp before.
Windows 7 is installed & I havnt had to install a graphics card driver, or an internet driver.. they seem ok.. i think.
But I have no sound.
I tried to install my intel chipset cd and drivers, but windows 7 says they arent compatible.
How to i go about getting a sound driver ?
The Intel cd is called ''P5L-MX/P5LD2 SE' (if that helps)
Also please can you tell me if you think i am mising any other drivers (or motherboard stuff) that i need to download?

Thank You

A:upgraded from xp.. but have no sound

You could go to the PC manufacturer's support site and look for the driver download link. Just as an example, here's the site for Dell and one for Sony. The manufacturer usually knows what driver is compatible with their own computers and if drivers are available for Windows 7.

You could also see if Windows Updates can automatically find any newer drivers.

Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly

You could also go to the hardware manufacturer's website. they usually have drivers available. If you're not sure who manufactured the hardware you could use a tool like Speccy or SIW that will give you the details.

Finally, you could try an independent company like Driver Max, Driver Genius, etc. They can scan your machine, locate newer drivers, and guide you through the installation process. Some are free with limited functionality (two driver downloads a day), while others require you to purchase their software. Problem with these companies is they may not have the latest drivers available.

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Intel-E5...764192?pt=AU_comp_dekstop&hash=item53dd38ab60

This is the computer I plan on buying in a few months time (if it is still available). Obviously, I'll want to add some hardware to it. I'd like to upgrade the RAM to 4 GB, which is available in the seller's description, for $49, and add a high-quality graphics card (if possible), preferably something such as the Nvidia 9600 GT or something similar. Feel free to recommend any good gaming graphics cards to me that are under $200 in price (my total budget is $700). My question is, can all of these upgrades be applied to this system? I'm a rookie when it comes to upgrading computers with hardware, so I really need help on this.

Also, after being fully upgraded (again, if possible), will this computer be good for gaming? I'm hoping to run World of Warcraft on ultra/high settings with a good frame rate, and even play some games like Call of Duty. Your opinions on what hardware, or entire system, I should use, are completely welcome, as I don't even know if this is worth the money.

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Can this computer be upgraded the way I want it to?

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I had a major problem with my Toshiba laptop due to a virus and had to wipe the hard-drive and clean install it. It originally had Windows 7 Professional OEM:COA installed as this is what it came with. As I had a clean hard-drive I decided to put windows 8.1 as I already had the disk. I installed 8.1 and used the key it came with. No problems with installing or using but will not activate. I have checked with showkeyplus and it has told me Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware. I still have the windows 7 key which is still on the sticker on the bottom, tried using this but also to no avail. Any ideas what I can do.
steve

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I mainly use the Asus laptop for emails, surfing, and vids. Since loading Ten a few months ago I've found that the CD driver, my scanner, and much of my audio capabilities aren't recognized by Ten. Now I'm finding that emails, surfing, and vids are ALL I can do.

A:Upgraded to Ten, need a new computer

Which model of laptop do you have? Generally W10 is pretty good at running on older laptops, having said that the ASUS drivers do not get updated very well for W10 so that may be why you are having problems.

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Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Dell Dimension 4600
Default System BIOS
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
2048MB RAM
ATI Radeon X1650 Series 512 MB 8xAGP

I mainly just want to play rFactor. It is playable now but I have to keep the settings rather low..
 

A:Can my PC be upgraded or improved??

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Hi. I just updraded from Windows XP to Window 7. Everyone thing works good except my sound. The sound icon in the lower right corned is xed out, and says that no audio ouput device is installed. When I click that to detect for problems it says:

Hardware changes might not have been detected.


I have a Compaq Presario V5000 (ET826UA#ABA)

System type: X86-based PC
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology

Please Help!

Thank You!

A:Just Upgraded - No Sound

Sounds like windows 7 didn't have any included drivers for your onboard sound. You could try letting it search online/windows update for drivers. Best bet though is to go Compaq's website and see if you can get the correct drivers there.

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Hi

I have a dualboot WIN7/Vista Home Premium PC at home. NEVER use Vista anymore.

Can I buy an Upgrade WIN7 and do an inplace upgrade of my WIN7 system, or do I have do buy a new copy (full) and do a clean install over a freshly reformatted partition?

Many thanks and also thanks for these forums in general. The wonders of the internet....!

Rgds
Rod
Perth

A:Can activated RC be upgraded?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Roddy


Hi

I have a dualboot WIN7/Vista Home Premium PC at home. NEVER use Vista anymore.

Can I buy an Upgrade WIN7 and do an inplace upgrade of my WIN7 system, or do I have do buy a new copy (full) and do a clean install over a freshly reformatted partition?

Many thanks and also thanks for these forums in general. The wonders of the internet....!

Rgds
Rod
Perth


If you mean upgrading from RC to RTM (final) with an upgrade copy of RTM, then I believe that would be a no. Plus, upgrades can cause many problems ESPECIALLY from RC to Final. :|

I recommend only doing clean installs, you could upgrade from Vista though since its a legit OS and is activated I'd assume.

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To start I've run stress tests and everything comes out fine. PSU isnt defective Gpu hasnt had issues with it either and have a new. Computer was Prebuilt at the time of buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883258045

CPU on the way http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

OS is windows 8.1

This is the GPU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00

This is the PSU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s00

Current motherboard "if new one needed please suggest one"
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#ov

At times after the Restart i'll get alot of errors saying

Performance power management features on processor 0-5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

This only happens when playing games sometimes 5-10mins other times hours after

This error is the one i get and i spent the past few days looking into it and its either CPU "if so no issue new on the way" or Motherboard

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Component: AMD Northbridge
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Processor APIC ID: 0

The details view of this entry contains further information.

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger" Guid="{C26C4F3C-3F66... Read more

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Windows 10 upgrade issue from Windows 8
 
HP pro 3515 series MT
Serial #(removed content)
HP Product # E3S56UT#aba
 
I did the upgrade as directed. Everything seemed to work OK. Then one day I no longer had the use of anything on my task bar and Start Button
 
To fix this, I did a restore to a date before the problem. I backed up all of my data, and tried to recover windows. That failed.
 
Next, thinking that a clean install of 10 would fix everything, I went on the Microsoft Website and downloaded Windows 10 to a flash drive. Rebooted and started the install.
 
The error message below is where I am at. And not a happy camper.
 
On  the Windows set up screen I selected Drive 0 / partition 2 OS/ primary
 
I did not choose to format... just went to next.
 
The error message: "windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table  on EFI system. Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. "
 
What does this mean? If I wipe the drive, will I be able to install Windows 10? And If I install windows 10 after wiping the drive, will it be recognized as Genuine ? 
 
 

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Like the title says I upgraded from vista to 7 and I am wondering if there is any relics of vista still on the system? I did use the disk clean up utility with like a 98mb gain but I am wondering if there is any part of vista still floating around?

A:So I upgraded from vista to 7 now . . what needs to go?

If I'm reading correctly, you performed an upgrade installation rather than a clean installation? If that's the case, you never really know if something slipped through the cracks...

Is there a specific reason why you're wondering?

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I had 2gb of ram in my computerwith 2x 1gb ddr2 ram but i replaced it with 4 new 1gb ram so i will have 4gb all together, it works but when i go to properties on my computer to see how much ram i have it only says 3.25gb, why dosnt it say 4gb? also my new laptop i bought it says it comes with 1gb of ram but when i go to properties on my computer it says i have 0.99gb ram why dosnt it say i have 1gb?
 

A:Upgraded ram problem

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