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Yoga book hardware upgrades?

Q: Yoga book hardware upgrades?

Can I upgrade the hard drive on my new Yoga 720? It's not really clear if you can or cannot. If I upgrade it will it void an warranties? Danke...

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Preferred Solution: Yoga book hardware upgrades?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Can I upgrade the hard drive on my new Yoga 720? It's not really clear if you can or cannot. 
 
If I upgrade it will it void an warranties?
 
Danke... 
 
Moderator note: subject edited to match content.  Was:  Yoga book hardware upgrades?

A:Yoga 720 hardware upgrades?

Hi there, Danke           -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
As per the datasheet, it can be upgraded to Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD.
No, it will not void any warranty until & unless if any damage occured.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hi,
I have just bought a AMB Athlon XP 2800+ , and a new motherboard while I was setting it up I set the fsb speed too high and the computer crashed and I reset the bios and now when I try starting the computer all I see is a black screen and hear too long beeps. Now I want to know if my processor is burned up or what? Not sure what is going on replacing the processor is not a problem i'm just wondering what is going on and if it is in fact the processor that is burned up and not the RAM or something along those lines.
Thanks,
WJB
 

A:New Hardware Upgrades

See if this helps at all!
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/award.htm

BTW Welcome to TSG!
 

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Hey I have a question about upgrading my Motherboard and CPU, I currently have CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K and Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H . I'm planning on upgrading my ram to the hyperx fury 2666mhz ddr4, my current MB and CPU only support up to 1600mhz ddr3.
Does anyone have a recommendation for what to upgrade them to?
 

A:Hardware Upgrades

If you want to stay intel, go with a z270 chipset board from asus, gigabyte, or asrock. I am using this asrock board on one of my systems and it is bullet proof; runs a 7600k @4.5gig;
http://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6/index.asp
CPU either a 7700k or 7600k
 

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My name is Jeff, and I have a Dell XPS 210 circa 2007. Its bone stock except for two gigs of ram. 250 gig hard drive with a 10 gig partition for recovery, named as a second drive. What can I do hardware-wise to turn this average performance computer into a super-computer for CHEAP?
 

A:hardware upgrades for XPS 210??

From what i know dell xps computers are for gaming mostly. if you are able to add more ram to it thats all i can think of that might work.
 

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Here is my dilemma. My motherboard has gone bad, which is going to obviously force me to do a ton of upgrading to get my computer working again. (Going from socket 939 -> AM2 = need ddr2, am2 processor, etc)

My copy of XP home right now is OEM, and I've already concluded that I need to buy another copy of XP home OEM since I'm replacing the motherboard. When I put in the new motherboard, processor, ram, and connect my other hardware and boot up, is windows going to boot up normally since I'm still using the same harddrive? Will I have to format? I ask this because I have quite a bit of sensitive data on the drive that I can't lose.

What about the fact that by Microsoft's definition I'm getting a "new computer" thus I need to get a new copy of windows? Will it just ask me to put the serial of my new windows in or will I have to reformat and install it from scratch?

How can I save my sensitive data? (Project files, etc)

A:Regarding XP and hardware upgrades

G'Day Davetman, Welcome to TSF!



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Originally Posted by Davetman


Here is my dilemma. My motherboard has gone bad, which is going to obviously force me to do a ton of upgrading to get my computer working again. (Going from socket 939 -> AM2 = need ddr2, am2 processor, etc)

When you get the RAM, make sure that its compatible with the Motherboard; don't go less than 1Gb, to do the AMD CPU justice. Also be sure to use Thermal Paste when installing the CPU..we can advise you how to do it if needed.

Another thing, if you are going to use this new system for gaming, please get a decent Power Supply; a recognised brand with a minimum of about 550W output, otherwise you'll be having more troubles.

My copy of XP home right now is OEM, and I've already concluded that I need to buy another copy of XP home OEM since I'm replacing the motherboard. When I put in the new motherboard, processor, ram, and connect my other hardware and boot up, is windows going to boot up normally since I'm still using the same harddrive? Will I have to format? I ask this because I have quite a bit of sensitive data on the drive that I can't lose.

Yes you will need to wipe the HDD, as it will not recognise the new Motherboard.
You will need some thing like Killdisk (FREE Version) to completely wipe the HDD to give you the best chance of a 'clean installation' from scratch.

What about the fact that by Micros... Read more

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My copy of XP Home is OEM and I've built 3 different machines/motherboards/graphics cards/RAM, etc., etc., and never had a problem using the same CD. Twice I had to call them and I explained new mobo and I upgraded some hardware while I was at it. No problem whatsoever. And your CD has no brain so it doesn't know not to bootup normally. You have to authenticate within 30 days and I guess they scan your machine online and if the stuff is real different you might have to call.

You don't have to format that drive. Buy a new one that's bigger and make a partition on it to transfer your sensitive data to or install that drive as a slave. Or buy a cheaper small HDD to get up and running again. With your sensitive drive as a slave you can access it and delete your previous Windows installation. There are all sorts of cheap USB things that will attach to your drive and you can use it externally -- maybe get an external case for it ~$20. You can turn it on and off at will. Things are extremely cheap now if you buy online and even in retail stores I saw 2GB DDR2 RAM for $59. I went through this 3 weeks ago and they didn't make me call this time. I'm using one of the same mobo but new HDD, RAM & graphics card and still have my HDD intact from when the other mobo died. $55 for 160GB in a store.

You aren't getting a new computer if you're using the same old case and some other things you aren't upgrading.

A:Regarding XP and hardware upgrades

Go for Intel Core 2, it's better.

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I was inspired to upgrade by a game that requires "pixel shader v1.1 or higher", but i want to make upgrades that will accommodate any other modern software advances that i may not have been exposed to yet. My computer was custom built by a friend who is no longer able to assist me. Thank you in advance to whomever takes the time to help me out.

Desired Results
1. Run games at a high graphics level and frame rate
2. Get as clost to the cutting edge as i can without entering that technology bracket where the price increases exponentially for relatively minor increases in performance
3. Support duel monitors
4. Make sure i don't upgrade a component that can't operate a full potential because another component isn't capable of allowing it to.

Budget
$100-$400 give or take if the payoff is worth it.

Computer Specs
Operating System:
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Processor:
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Main Circut Board:
ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-E 2.XX
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1006 06/30/2005
Display:
Radeon X1800 Series [Display adapter]
Radeon X1800 Series Secondary [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n H9NY628655, June 2005)
ViewSonic VA720 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n A1D032202474, May 2003)
Chip Type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7109)
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A:Help pick hardware upgrades

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Hi everyone. I'm looking for some constructive criticism regarding some hardware upgrade choices on a dated system (about 6 years old).

The following are the current system specs:

Motherboard: M2N-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+
RAM: 4 GB Crucial 400 Mhz (2 x 2 GB)
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GTX
Power Supply: 500 Watts (can't recall the specifics, but I doubt it will handle my upgrades)

I'm on a budget of about $350. I think that if I replace the video card I will see almost no improvement because it's already being bottlenecked by the rest of the system, so I would like to replace the other components first and then determine whether or not I want to pay for a new video card. I want to upgrade the Motherboard, CPU, Power Supply, and possibly the RAM if my budget permits (if not now, then I will eventually).
Here are my AMD choices based on my budget:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6 Ghz (Quad Core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996

RAM: 4 GB PNY 1600 Mhz (2 x 2 GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178265

Power Supply: Raidmax Hybrid 630 Watts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035
and here are my Intel choices based on my budget (same Power Supply and RAM):

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128488

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A:Looking for Input Regarding Hardware Upgrades

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I bought a used Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel Core2 Duo [email protected]), which came with a HP L1706 monitor. I had computer shop install new 8GB RAM. It is running XP Pro, and this will not change.

I am having buffering when watching Internet-TV freesites like putlocker, plus the picture quality is way less than DVD, and want to know if there are specific hardware upgrades I can do to lessen the buffering, or improve the video quality? I have no interest in buying a new PC. I am asking about improving this one.
 

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I have 4 systems to maintain - all had Win7 Ultimate 64bit, and all upgraded (free) to Win10 Pro successfully. Toward the end of this year, all 4 systems will have new motherboards, CPUs, memory and possibly SSDs.

I understand that major hardware changes will cause a deactivation state in Win10 (although I never had any issues with Win7 and hardware upgrades). It would be nice to just pop the old SSDs into each new system, do a few driver updates and be done...

I have seen references that the Win10 upgrade was ONLY good for the hardware it was installed on and you will have to purchase a copy of Win10 for your new hardware. I have also seen references that all you have to do is call MicroSoft, explain about your new hardware and reactivation should not typically be a problem.

I know I can start from scratch and put the original 7 on all of them and then do the free Win10 upgrade again, but this is tedious and I will likely lose most, if not all, of the third-party software (and games) that I had installed across the systems.

So the question is: has anyone done a major hardware upgrade after a free upgrade to Win10 from a valid Win7 / Win8 and successfully reactivated (assuming you were prompted for a reactivation)?

A:Activation after new hardware upgrades?

If you put in a new motherboard and CPU - it is a very BAD idea to move the old Windows installation over to it anyway due to the major differences in drivers that will result.

But, if you really want to try it that way - replace all the components and put in a blank hard drive or SSD. Install Windows 7 to it. Upgrade to Windows 10. Make sure that is activated. Then either put the old hard drive back in or clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive/SSD. The old Windows 10 should calculate the same Hardware ID for the new components as the upgrade Windows 10 did and will retrieve the activation from the activation servers that was pushed when you did the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade prior. Maybe. Worth a try.

If you previously had Windows 7 retail licenses and product keys, read the Windows 10 upgrade EULA and notice that it says that retail licenses are supposed to upgrade to retail licenses and retain transferability, but in reality they upgrade to OEM licenses of Windows 10. Push the issue with Microsoft and they might give you retail Product Keys for Windows 10.

If you had OEM licenses for Windows 7 before, then it violates the EULA to transfer those Windows 7 (and resulting Windows 10 upgrades) to the new systems created by a motherboard and CPU upgrade.

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So, looking to make my computer run faster while running games/ browsing, and I want to make sure I'm covering my bases.

Already have a comcast modem, granted there are faster modems but internet connection has always been fast. Buying RAM upgrades for my computer, a Dell Dimension 2400, 2 512MB chips. However the website I'm buying from told me it's capable of holding 1GB chips, and after checking my manual, turned out that it can't. That sound reliable or should i even bother and continue the purchase. Memory itself is fine, 80gigs and it's only half full. I don't know any other ways to significantly boosting my computer's speed suffice freeing up memory, but if there are other factors i need to consider please let me know

Second problem, run issue. A few months ago I opened a bad .rar file which contained a virus or something of that nature, and since then IE pop-ups have been invading my screen. I've tried several times to delete the virus via free antivirus software or a system restore (which locked me out from any previous dates the virus came into contact). What's the best FREE way into ridding myself of the virus (which i think is adware). I'm thinking of completely cleaning my C:/ drive and restarting from the systems discs (which I'll ask from this board to help me do), but please let me know if there is some free software that can help me

A:Hardware upgrades & run issues

the 1g should be sufficient for xp
follow the five steps here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

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First and foremost, I would like to thank Toshiba for producing such a great product. This Toshiba laptop was bought in September 2001, with Windows 98 installed and is still running 10 years later!!! This is a great testament to all the designers and developers at Toshiba.

I have now brought it into the real world with Windows XP!

I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade the cpu without replacing the motherboard? In addition I bought a PCMCIA USB 2.0 notebook card. My dongle prefers the real USB sockets, but is there any way of upgrading the sockets from 1.1 to 2.0 or should I buy an external adapter?

Thanks

A:Re: Portege 4000 - Hardware upgrades

Hi meridius10,

CPU upgrade is not possible and not supported. You can read more information about this behavior here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ35006D000RR01.htm

If you have USB 1.0 ports on notebook you can?t upgrade them to USB 2.0 ports because it?s hardware limitation.

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Hi.
I've been getting pretty constant BSOD's since I upgraded my mobo, CPU, and GPU. (ASUS to Gigabyte, Intel to AMD, AMD to AMD; respectively)
I've been slowly fixing it with my limited knowledge and Google, and they've lessened somewhat. I've basically just been upgrading drivers and trying to get rid of the old ones.
The biggest change so far has been from yesterday, when I completely uninstalled all AMD components, folders, and registry entries. I then reinstalled with all the newest AMD drivers (chipset too of course). No BSOD's for the rest of the evening yesterday, and none for a few hours this morning, until the newest (which you will see as the only entry for today).

Hoping to finally get this fixed and dealt with once and for all.
Please let me know what I need to do.
Thanks.

Edit: More BSOD's. New one saying it caught a device driver attempting to corrupt the system. I can't recall the stop code now, and I'm on my laptop now so I can't access the minidump for it. The computer also crashed with another 3b win32k 10 minutes after the new one.
I'll go on the computer and add the minidump when someone tries helping. Thanks.

A:3b win32k BSOD from hardware upgrades

Welcome to SevenForums

Did you perform a clean install after installing so many new hardware?

Is the firmware for your SSD up to date?

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Can anybody please tell answer the following query? I have the retail version of Vista X64 Ultimate which was installed originally. I then purchased the upgrade disc for Windows 7 ultimate and performed a clean install of win 7.

It has been fine for nearly a year now, however I am now considering an upgrade by replacing my motherboard and cpu.

I know that there used to be a policy of hardware being registered to the activated copy of the installed OS (or something like that), whereby any hardware changes effectively meant it was a new computer and therefore required a new licence.

But I also thought that retail copies did not apply. Where would I stand on this given that my original Vista is a retail copy but my upgrade is not?

Any advice gratefully received.

A:Vista x64 to Windows 7 X64 - Hardware upgrades???

Call MS, they will validate for you.
When you install, do not put the key number and utick the box activate automatically activate when on line.
When you are happy with the install, call to activate.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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Hi - I recently upgraded my desktop.


Original hardwares:
ASUS M4A78-E
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition 3.0GHZ

I changed the following hardwares:
500GB WD 7200rpm > 120GB OCZ SSD
4x1024 DDR2 > 2x4096 DDR2
GeForce 9800GT > XFX Radeon HD 6950
Original CPU Cooler > Corsair H50
ULTRA LS 500W > OCZ Mod Xstream-Pro 700W
Motherboard BIOS flashed

I installed windows 7 64bit Ultimate edition. Installed graphic driver via online, and other drivers via windows update. And when I started installing google chrome and other programs, all the blank screen started to show up.

At first, the screen just went to blank black.
Later, some vertical orange/white strips appeared.
Then, some kind of blue screen popped up.
Every time, music stops, and everything stops. It takes about 10 minutes or so, when all the freezing happens - totally random.

So I did some research - and saw a thread about "driver verifier."
After I set it up, BSOD just appears every time when I boot up - even before typing password to log on. I tried booting with safe mode - and got this message.

Problem Event Name: Blue Screen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
BCCode: c9
BCP1: 0000000000000006
BCP2: 0000000000000103
BCP3: FFFFF9800EFF6EE0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\030211-12651-01.dmp
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A:Crashing Randomly after hardware upgrades

Hello there.

Please follow this to upload an attachment.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

But the description you give us, sounds like a faulty video card. do you have all the latest drivers from their respectively manufacturer's website?

Here's the link for the Video Card driver:

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Here's the link for your Motherboard drivers:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - ASUS M4A78-E

And here you have the manufacturer's website for your NIC and Audio devices.

Ethernet NIC (Unofficial): Drivers for Atheros L1E and Windows 7
Audio (Official): VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

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I can expand the memory Samsung M471b5773DH0 CH9 (2GB) -> Corsair CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 DDR3 (8GB) for HP 3420 AIO PC

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Recently after some new hardware upgrades I have been having trouble starting my system up, and when it does decide to start up, it often will blue screen after startup. After a few restarts it seems to be stable for a while.

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64x
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.40 GHz
8.00GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5750
Asus M4A79XTD Motherboard
This is the log after a BSOD:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF80002CC09CF
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

The minidump files are attached.

A:BSOD with recent hardware upgrades

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005

BugCheck D1, {0

BugCheck 50, {fffff8a00a216c88

BugCheck 124, X64_0x124_AuthenticAMD_PROCESSOR_BUS_PRV









1. Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try



2. prime95 http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html



3. memtest RAM - Test with Memtest86+









4. Replace AVG with MSE:



AVG Worldwide - Download tools



http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/









5. Update:



AsIO.sys Mon Dec 17 11:11:49 2007

ASUS (Probe)



Rt64win7.sys Thu Nov 05 16:15:41 2009

Realtek 8136/8168/8169Read more

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Has anyone successfully upgraded the NVMe drive on a 910? I tried a Samsung 960 EVO 500GB and did not have any luck in getting windows to detect the drive. Is there anything I should be doing driver wise to have it detect the 960?

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Please tell me whether this notebook can be upgraded in ANY poossible manner This notebook came with 4 GB onboard soldered RAM and i do not want to upgrade to an SSD Thank you 

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I have poked through your forums and already tried all the troubleshooting I could find for similar problems and I appreciate any assistance given.

About 5 years ago I picked up a HP from Best Buy because it was cheap and I intended on improving on all aspects of the machine over the years. I have upgraded the RAM, Processor, Video Card, and replaced the Power Supply. I never touched the hard drive or motherboard.

My computer has been under performing when set to recommended setting on games specifically. Most games that I play wil recommend me setting the graphics to medium/high, but my computer never performs well. I have to turn nearly all games down to low to run smoothly. I am primarily playing World of Warcraft without the Cataclysm expansion and Civilization 4.

My most recent troubleshooting attempts have been driver updates for chipsets as well as video card. Ran CHKDSC. Reformatted with a fresh install of Windows 7 32-Bit. Ran Direct X diagnostic.

My inkling is the motherboard or power supply because those are my weak links and the CHKDSC came out clean. Thank you for any insight or input.

My computer.
AMD 2X 3800+ 2 GHZ
GeForce 8400GS
3GB RAM
Very cheap 400 watt power supply
 

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Hello,I want to upgrade the processor from i5 to a i7 and upgrade the RAM in a Lenovo 20135 laptop. I want to run Adobe CS 6 software. Please advise. Thanks

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OS - Windows 10· x64· What was original installed OS on system? Windows 10· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? 
Purchased from retailer - Windows 10 education edition· Age of system (hardware)
CPU,CPU cooler, Mobo, RAM, PC case all brand new· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
reinstalled OS few days ago· CPU
Intel i5 6600k· Video Card
AMD R9 280X· MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop)
ASRock Z170 Extreme4· Power Supply - brand & wattage (skip if laptop)
Not sure of brand - AC 230V 500W PSU· System Manufacturer
Custom-built· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)· Laptop or Desktop?
Custom-built desktop
 
Hi All,
Been plagued with a numerous amount of BSODs after upgrading the main parts of my system. The stop codes have consisted of but not limited to the following: Bad pool header, irq_less_or_not_equal, Memory_management, System_error. I have run windbg to try and diagnose the cause of the crashes and found a faulty driver that avast used. Uninstalled avast and ran special pool on the driver in question just in case and haven't received a bad pool header since but have got every other error code anyway!
Might be important to note it usually happens while playing games, but has happened while using a game editor, watching onlin... Read more

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Hello,

Last night I made a rather large upgrade to my system, Motherboard, CPU, and RAM to be specific. Everything worked fine that night, but this morning I have "Activate Windows" sitting in the bottom right corner of my screen.

Going to settings to Activate Windows gives this message:
"Activation failed because this device doesn't have a valid digital entitlement or product key. Error code 0x803F7001"

I preformed the free upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 if this effects it any.

How would I best go about reactivating windows. I read that a clean install should solve this problem, but I would rather not wipe my HDD if at all possible,

Thanks, EvanS

A:Windows 10 showing not activated after hardware upgrades

The activation fails because you have replaced the Motherboard and the MS servers do not recognise your system. Try entering your W7 product key.

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I'm wrestling with how best to remedy some sluggish gaming. (Alas, I'm trying to play holiday gifts without having to buy a new pc!) People have suggested (rightly or wrongly) that I look into two upgrades: more RAM and/or a better graphics card.

The basics of what I have: Dell Dimension XPS T700r. PIII. 384 MB ram. NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64. Win 98 SE. Defrag regularly.

First, if I go from 384 to 514 ram, it'll help apps generally, but will it make a visible difference to gaming? What about from 384 to 640?

Second, the Dell rep said that they had no compatable graphics cards in stock, but was not clear on what graphics cards would be compatable with my system. Anyone out there know / have experience on what graphics cards I should be looking at? (Especially those that won't break the bank!)

Third, is there something else I should be looking at?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!!
 

A:Solved: Hardware upgrades for sluggish gaming?

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It's been a while since I last upgraded my hardware, and I've got a little bit of cash at the moment, so I'm thinking it's time to get a new graphics card, motherboard and/or CPU. However, it's always tricky to ensure that everything is compatible with everything else. Is there a website that anybody knows of that can help me? Ideally I'd like to be able to tell it what I've got and have it suggest upgrades, and for me to be able to list various bits of hardware and have it tell me whether they'll work together. I understand that's probably a big ask, though, so anything helpful would be good.

A:Website to help check hardware compatibility for upgrades?

Hi,
You might first use the link above my signature to Fill in your system spec's page.

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OS - Windows 10· x64· What was original installed OS on system? Windows 10· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? 
Purchased from retailer - Windows 10 education edition· Age of system (hardware)
CPU,CPU cooler, Mobo, RAM, PC case all brand new· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
reinstalled OS few days ago· CPU
Intel i5 6600k· Video Card
AMD R9 280X· MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop)
ASRock Z170 Extreme4· Power Supply - brand & wattage (skip if laptop)
Not sure of brand - AC 230V 500W PSU· System Manufacturer
Custom-built· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)· Laptop or Desktop?
Custom-built desktop
 
Hi All,
Been plagued with a numerous amount of BSODs after upgrading the main parts of my system. The stop codes have consisted of but not limited to the following: Bad pool header, irq_less_or_not_equal, Memory_management, System_error. I have run windbg to try and diagnose the cause of the crashes and found a faulty driver that avast used. Uninstalled avast and ran special pool on the driver in question just in case and haven't received a bad pool header since but have got every other error code anyway!
Might be important to note it usually happens while playing games, but has happened while using a game editor, watching onlin... Read more

A:Constant BSODs after multiple hardware upgrades

Your UEFI/BIOS (version P3.20) dates from 2016.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  This is just in case there has been a more recent update.FYI - W8 and W10 communicate more with the UEFI/BIOS than previous versions of Windows, so it's important to ensure that the UEFI/BIOS is kept up to date (and that outdated UEFI/BIOS' may be the cause of some compatibility issues).Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.F: drive has much less than 1% free space.  Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance.  Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty).  Low free space can cause BSOD's - but the actual amount depends on the files being used by the system.  Systems with as little free space as yours have been known to throw BSOD's because of the limited free space. Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BS... Read more

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I need some serious help with a problem that I have been troubleshooting for 2 days without any progress.

I recently upgraded my PC from an [AMD Athlon XP 2800+ on an Abit NF7-S2G with an AGP Radeon 9800XT] to an [AMD 64 3200+ on an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with a PCIe Radeon X800 XL]. Now after booting, it gives me a stop error blue screen with the error code:

STOP: 0x0000007e (0xC0000005, 0x00000000, 0xF88BA0C0, 0xF88B9DBC)

strange thing is. Windows XP Home Edition (service pack 2) boots up to safe mode, safe mode with networking, and VGA mode Enabled just fine. It has no problems there. I just it stops with the error code when booting normally. The error occurs right after the POST, Mem Test, and IDE tests, prior to the Windows OS loading screen.

While in Safe Mode and VGA Mode, I updated EVERYTHING including the Realtek Audio drivers, nForce 4 chipset drivers, Catalyst Drivers for my Radeon, and the drivers for my Ethernet controllers. It is running on the latest non-beta BIOS. Any attempts to flash the BIOS (with the latest Beta BIOS version) using a Windows GUI BIOS Flash tool returns an error that states that it cannot verify the ROM after flashing, so it aborts and restores the previous BIOS.

I have run out of ideas and im not sure what else to do to fix this problem, so any help will be much appreciated.

-Exceter
 

A:BSOD Stop Error after Hardware Upgrades

That's the same thing as mine almost..

See
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic38170.html
No solution to date. Running msconfig and setting boot.ini switch to /sos will get you a full working machine. Join the club
MS recommended first remove SP2. If that didn't work format/reinstall. If you didn't want to do that do a "parallel
install so you had 2 copies of XP to boot to. Boot to the bottom one on boot screen.Transfer settings and then eliminate bad one. I'm still in a email dialogue with them but didn't do any of these "recommended" things. Out of curiosity do you have any new "minidumps" in windows/minidump folder? I don't get any. At least it's not a MB or graphics problem I have an nVidia fx5200 on a chaintech vnf3-250. MS sort of implied a compatability problem w AMD64 and SP2. Longshot is a incompatability w/ the Newcastle core maybe????
Error 0X00000007e (0xc0000005, 0x00000000,0xf7a2f0c0,0xf7a2edbc)
 

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My System:

-Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

-i7 CPU @ 920 2.67GHz 2.79GHz

-RAM 12.0G (4GB DDR3-1333 PC3 10600, UDIMM 240 Pin)x3

-ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Overclocked 1536MB 384-bit

-Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R

-Power Supply: TX 650Watt
Recently I upgraded to the GTX 580 and also upgraded my RAM to 12 gigs. Since the upgrades, I've had a heck of a time getting my PC to work properly. irql_not_less_or_equal BSODs as well as Driver_not_less_or_equal BSODs and no matter how many times I upgrade my drivers nothing gets fixed. This recent memory upgrade is the third one I've tried in six months. It feels like I can't buy new memory without at least one stick being bad. I'm getting pretty crazed.

Any thoughts or ideas? I replace the RAM properly, and it seems unlikely that I'm getting a DOA stick every time I order new memory. Thanks for any help.

-D
 

A:Hardware upgrades to GPU and Memory causing problems

Since you changed the vid card and the RAM have you considered that it's not the RAM but something to do with the video card? Did you remove all the ofd drivers before installing the new ones?
 

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Hello,
I want to upgrade the processor from i5 to a i7 and upgrade the RAM in a Lenovo 20135 laptop. I want to run Adobe CS 6 software. Please advise. Thanks
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000, and I had it upgraded. The upgrade consisted of its memory, video card, external hd & processor. I had a Maxtor 500GB HD via USB, a higher ghz P4, 2g DDR, and a PNY GeForce FX5200 PCI graphics card installed. After the upgrades, my pc will randomly get extremely slow, and usually ending in a stall. Something tells me this has to do with a conflict of my graphics card or the driver for it. I have windows xp sp2. So what could be the issue?

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The Internet's basically always been the same: text, audio, and streaming video, so is it all bells & whistles and security that we need to upgrade OS and hardware every so often?

A:Why are new OS and hardware upgrades needed for basic internet browsing computers?

The Internet's basically always been the same: text, audio, and streaming video, so is it all bells & whistles and security that we need to upgrade OS and hardware every so often?The Internet and the browsers are always changing, and security needed for the browsers is always being updated.Your Antivirus and Antimalware programs also need daily updates to keep up with basic ttheats being added at an alarming rate -20 years ago there was only about 70 to 100 known infections - Today there are over 100,000 known threats and growing daily (check Wiki if you do not believe me)Your browser needs to recognise many of these problems to prevent you downloading them -Run I.E.6 and the early version of Firefox, never update your Antivirus or Antimalware programs and you will be in the Malware Removal Forum in 2 day (or less) -Thank You -

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I need to know if the HP 90W Docking Station (VB041UT#ABA) is compatible with my HP Pro Book 4530s...?                           

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in the advertisement of the yoga book I say an app that written text on the paper,notepad of the book transforms into digital text in the book. do you know the name of the app and is this an app for the android book? I do have the android book and love to have that app.-

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I have read nearly every post with yoga book issues regarding powering on, waking up, sleep mode.  None of the fixes worked for me.  IT WON'T WAKE UP!!! I've triedholding power button for 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, plugged in and unplugged with original power cordholding power button and volume rocker, plugged in and unpluggedpushing the power button 10, 15, 20 times rapidly and then trying to turn it on.The battery is internal and I am not sure I want to try to open it up.  I can't find any screws. I'm waiting for the battery to drain to see if that will help.  But in sleep mode, it may take a while..... Help?

A:yoga book won't wake up

It would really help to know the model of Yoga you're having an issue with.

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I like my yoga book but just lost my real pen and for the life of me cannot find any replacement anywhere .  Anyone knows if or when it would be once more available? Reached out to lenovo 3 times and no one seems to know anything.  Clearly they stopped it.  Without it the yoga book is useless and as it is only a few months old I am disappointed. If there are alternative to allow for both usage  (screen and paper) let me know. Thanks!

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I've looked at the problems concerning the pen on the forums here and none of them seem to pertain to my problem specifically so I figured I would go ahead and ask. I have a Lenovo Yoga Book (the 64GB version). I reinstalled Windows 10 because it was locked out due to bitlocker, the Halo Keyboard wouldn't switch to the sketch pad mode so I reinstalled the drivers for that per the official instructions by Lenovo, and now the pen only interacts with the very top left hand corner of the screen no matter where I use the pen. I'd really like to start drawing again!Thanks in advance for any help I might receive!

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Hello! I unsurprisingly lost my Real Pen that comes with the Lenovo Yoga Book. I dilligently went about trying to purchase a new one and it turns out they're out of stock everywhere I look. Can anyone tell me if or when they will be restocked, or a good replacement (I have read very few good reviews on replacements) for the pen? Please and Thank You!

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Hi there, I have a Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10-edition). Which does not charge the battery, when plugging in but also in use. The taskbar indicates that the tablet is charging, but the battery still goes down (albeit much more slowly). If I shut Windows down, charging then starts correctly. Does anything else have the same problem? Has anyone managed to solve this issue? Thanks  -cycle63

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HelloHow I can install windows 10 or change to dual boot verison On yoga book with android ? 

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