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Q: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.

Preferred Solution: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

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A: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.

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How R the computers at this site?



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How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself?

A:ibuypower.com ?

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These prices look too good to be true...are they?

A:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? Resellerratings.com has some mixed opinions.

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Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?

A:Ibuypower or eMachines?


I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

A:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....


Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !

A:Anyone know what kind of HD ibuypower.com uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.

A:Are there disadvantages of ibuypower.com?

Are there any advantages?

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.

A:Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

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Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

A:Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
ATI 5850 1GB

A:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

A:ibuypower Valkyrie CZ 27 boot hang

Post a link to the video.
You can upload the video to a free file hosting service (I suggest One Drive).

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deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks

A:gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=12150&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scr...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.

A:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtmlCheers.OT

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Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?


A:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Hello, Ive had this PC for about a year, now its getting a little bit slow to load apps, thing like firefox or games, Id like to improve it, when I run the windows tool for improvement, it gives me a low score because of my harddrive, im thinking about replacing it my self, ive never done anythings like that, any simple Doityouself guide / video tutorial you can recommand me, and what type for harddrive should I look for ... ?

Ive run tools like auslogics boot speed, several defrag, I use about 1/3 of the harddrive maybe. I try thing to run it smooth, any other ideas ? increase memory also ?

Also ** I want to change the fan, since I bought it its the only down I can say about this PC, its really noisy , any idea what I can replace to make it run quietly, the sound is similar to a vaccum sometimes lol..


iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3 Gaming PC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 5570, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:Solved: Tweaking needed iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3

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Hey there,

I have about $1,500 dollars to spend on a new computer give or take, and I dont feel comfortable enough to build my own so i've been waiting for the i7-2600 to come back out and I saw this one at costco... http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11513502&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671|78518&N=4047242&Mo=37&pos=0&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=78518&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10600-Cat56671&topnav= (i would have to add a video card to it)...
or if someone could build me one at www.ibuypower.com for the same kind of cash that would be awesome as well.

Thanks in advance,

A:This computer with a better video card or a iBuyPower computer?

?$1400 @ cyberpowerpc - modify as desired.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+19] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-64] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+69]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+260] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

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I have lost my favorities in both of my computers after upgrading to 10 and IE11. Never had a problem before until I upgraded. What is the fix and how do I get them back??????

A:My favorities have all disappeared from IE11. How do I get them back and is there a fix so they don't disappear again. I have 2 computers and I have lost them on both computers!!!!

how do I get them back??????

Try File History.  But you may need to be quick.  It starts saving the empty folder as a "version", so then depending on how many versions you have and how much time elapses between versions you really won't have any Favorites.  BTDT. 
Still have no idea why they keep disappearing (mostly on Surface RT (W8.2).
Robert Aldwinckle

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Im new to this service.  I cant resent my dns.  when I do I lose internet access,, lots of other stuff.  I had my computers fixed by professionals in October $$$ and now everything is back. 

A:I am Hijacked all computers. changed dns computers set as client no admin

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I have 3 computers at work set up on a local network and connected to a router. My internet connection is DSL. I have no problems accessing websites, ftp servers, and other types of servers. I can ping other IP addresses as well. At home, I have one computer with DSL also. I can access everything from this computer as well.

Here is my problem: I have an ftp server and a hotline set up at work. Other people can access both servers with no problems. I cannot access it from my home computer (nor can I ping my router). I then set up an ftp server and a hotline server at. Again, other people can access them, but I cannot from work. Also, I cannot ping my home IP from work (I can ping others just fine).

Could somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong? I really would like to get this problem resolved.


A:Work Computers Cannot Access Home Computers

Are the home and work PC's set up on a WAN through your ISP or are they just on the Internet? Are you trying to connect from the PC's behind the router? Sounds like it is using some kind of network address translation that the other ends FTP doesn't accept. Look at the log on your FTP client for a clue as to why it's not connecting. Don't use IE for an FTP client because it has no log you can read. Use something like WS_FTP

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A question my husband just posed. We share a computer room - me on a desktop hooked into a cable modem - hubby on a laptop just going wireless! He asked me if I thought my computer could affect his laptop even though we are not hooked together. Is that possible???? I know that phones or other things can affect computers (?) right or am I off base with that? Thanks for any info. Pip

A:Computers affecting Computers

depends on what kind of "effect" we are talking about, usually, if one computer is wireless, then you have a wireless router, and your pc, though not wireless, would still be connected to that same router. So, in that sense, they are a little "connected" to each other. But it would be important to know what kind effect he is worried about

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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As the topic says, I'm having an issue where a computer on a network cannot see the other computer on the network.  It is able to connect to the internet, and I double-checked based on earlier threads and the network discovery IS ON.  This computer
is able to create a Homegroup and the other computer on the network is able to see the shared folders when it joins the homegroup, but I cannot create a homegroup on the
other computer and have this computer see it to join it.  The other computer sees this computer in Windows Explorer under Network, but as far as the problem computer is concerned, it is the only computer on the network.
Despite this, when I open up the Network Map, it shows both computers, the router, and the modem.

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Currently I have about 10 computers connected on the same network. I am having a problem connecting/pinging from one computer (fax server) to the main server, even though they are on the same network. I can even ping  From the fax server, I can connect/ping
to all of my other computers. From all the other computers, I can connect/ping to the main server. Thus, it seems that the problem is only the specific connection between the fax server and main server.
When I view "Network" on the fax server, the main server appears as one of the several computers that is "connected". However, when I double click the main server's icon, I get the error: "Windows cannot access \\BDEServer".
When I double click on other computers' icons, I am able to get through with no error message. 
I have tried messing with the Firewall, and the problem is not fixed. I have changed the advanced sharing settings (in Network) to no avail. I would really appreciate any recommendations. Thank you very much!

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Hi everyone , First of all sorry for the topic title I just dont know whats wrong with my computer. For awhile now it seems like my computers been hit with some sort of virus. If i use google i get redirected and pop ups all the time. I wanted to reformat but for some reason its not reading any discs that i put in the cd-rom drive. I go into the device manager and it doesnt even have the drives listed. The last thing is when i start the computer it sits at the black screen (that tells how much memory you have and what processor you're using) for about 10 minutes and if i try to get into bios it just goes to a completely black screen and stays there. I hope someone can help me figure this out cause recently everythings started going really slow. Heres my hijackthis log, thanks in advanceLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:59:10 PM, on 2/15/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\cc... Read more

A:Computers Really Bad

Hi and welcome. My name is Kairis and I will be helping you. You have some crap there! But don't worry; we'll get you cleaned up! Please follow my steps in the right order... We'll start with this: Let's run some cleaning and diagnostic scans: First, download Qoofix and run it. You find it from here: http://www.besttechie.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9051Then, please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htmPlease follow the instructions provided, you may want to print out these instructions and use them as a reference:AVG Anti-Spyware only works on Windows 2000 and Windows XP (32-Bit) First download AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 from HERE and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5, locate t... Read more

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For the first time since 1986 I am contemplating the purchase of an AMD-based computer. The ones I find on the Internet are awfully expensive, but apparently that's because they are gaming machines and use the 64-bit chip and who knows what else. I was toying with the idea of building my own computer but have abandoned that notion in favor of a easier, quicker solution: buying one.

So . . . what's a good source for an AMD-based computer that delivers awesome performance at a reasonable price? Frankly, I'm afraid to buy an HP, will not buy a Compaq, and Dells, which I have used for the past umpteen years, don't come with AMD chips. I once read that one should not buy a new computer until one can at least double the speed of one's current computer. Right now I have a 1.7 ghz Dell. I know that computers with 3.4 ghz Intel chips exist. My goal, however, is to double my performance, not my ghz rating.

So, Nerds of the World, given your collective knowledge and the wisdom you've amassed from your hours of online communications and your obsessive entanglements in the universe of ditigal communications, may I lean upon you for your advice and expertise? Who makes good AMD computers? From what reputable dealer can I purchase an AMD-based computer at the most favorable price/performance ratio, with the emphasis on performance?

Your expertise and advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:AMD Computers: What to buy--and from whom?

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I am trying to set up a wireless network between by office machine running XP2 and my children's machine running 98SE. I am not trying to connect to the internet, just network the machines. I have the router installed and a USB wireless device on the 98SE machine. Both computers seem to see the router, but not each other. When I enter NET VIEW in at the command prompt, both machines show that it is the only one on the network. What settings am I missing? On the XP machine, I turned the Windows firewall off for my network card. The 98 machine doesn't have a firewall. Any ideas?

A:Computers can't see each other

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OK, it's major upgrade time for my main pc as I've got a little bit of money to treat myself with - and this means that I'm going to be left with about half a computers worth of spare bits. So what I'm planing on doing is building a second pc to feed the telly and stereo, for playing dvd's and digital tv/freeview/satelite etc. Anyone got any recomendations for what t.v. / graphic cards etc. to get? Any of you done this and know of any pitfalls? Any web links or home theatre forums or similar you can recomend?

Whilst I don't want to spend too much money on bit's, I'll be willing to spend a bit more for the right stuff. I'm not after really bleeding edge hardware, but mention it if you think it's worth it. I'm also willing to get something cheap but good instead, and upgrade it a few months down the line (the mrs is going on about wanting a dvd player sooner rather than later).
The only problematic bit I can see is that my present motherboard hasn't got an agp slot, only pci's. If I can't find a suitable card I'll have to bite the bulllit and get another board, though I don't really want to do this unless I have to.


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We originally had one computer (XP) and set up outlook express with Freeserve (now Orange) My husband and I shared the same account. Only he put his [email protected] freeserve.co.ukand I put [email protected] He bought an additional one, a lap top (XP) and which also has Outlook Express. We would like to know the easiest way to make sure he gets his mail and I get mine. It's not a privacy matter just that I am on various lists and he doesn't want to wade through deleting. He has to do this at present.I am not sure if I have made myself clear enough. Not at all expert in this field. Thank you. Craigowl

A:two computers

are you saying that he is going to use the laptop and you will use the original computer?
does that mean you want to put one person's e-mail account on one computer and the other person's email account on the new one??

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I'm in high school and I would like to get new computers for our school.

Almost every computer with in the building is either a P1 or 2. So there very slow.....

So I thought of maybe doing a penny drive all year long to earn the money to get new computers. Does any of you guys got any other ideas?


A:Trying to get new computers

How about a Car Wash? Bake Sale? There are several Candy, Popcorn, Pizza etc. makers that offer programs to help people to raise money for worthy projects.
Heck, I'm always buying something from local H.S. kids trying to raise money. Works very well, and gives you some confidence in meeting and selling to people.
Maybe if you get the word out, somebody will make a donation.
You are to be commended for even thinking about this project. Consider yourself commended!

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Hi i would really appericate if anyone can help me ive spent weeks looking around the net for the solution and tried heaps of things and now ive got no hair lol

The main computer is a laptop running xp with isdn internet the config details
C:\Documents and Settings\Greedy>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2greedy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-36-5B-40
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

PPP adapter bigpond:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
The second computer is a desktop running xp as well:
C:\Documents and Settings\greedysbabe>ipconfig/all

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A:computers cant see each other

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version. A failure here needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, DHCP Client, DNS Client, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:22:56 PM, on 1/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exeC:\Program Files\Common Fi... Read more

A:I Need Help From The God Of Computers

What problem are you having - log looks fineDo this to see if it finds anythingDownload Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.? To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).o Please highlight everyt... Read more

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I need to know if there is a usb hub that i can plug two computers into to run at least one printer off both computers

A:USB hub to go to two computers

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So, I hooked up my computer to a personal lan in our house. I can detect two xboxes, 2 windows computers, and a fedora system. However, they can not see me.

Initially I thought it was something in the router; however, I went to a friends house and tried connecting with the same results (different router with default settings (i reset it)).

Random facts:
Using windows 7 ultimatex64
I can ping the other computers.
I set us up in the same homegroup (using the password and all).
I disable my firewall (norton) when attempting these connections. (obviously windows firewall is disabled/routed through norton)

I have also tried loosening all the security settings for file sharing and such that I could find (not permanently obv.)

--this is where im not too sure about--
I am pretty sure we're in the same subnet. I use "Obtain ip address automatically" with dhcp enabled on my router. I'm pretty sure this means we're on the same subnet? anyway, here is a screenshot of our stuff

I notice that one subnet is
and the other is for <---this one is for the modem to our router I believe (64 subnets each with 2 hosts? I could be wrong, i'm still new to subnetting)

I can provide any additional screen shots or setting values that you need.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Please help.

A:other computers can't see me but i can see them


Is your File/Printer Sharing enabled?
How to Enable Printer & File Sharing between Windows 7 and Windows XP | Windows 7

Make sure that your Netbios is enabled.
Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP ? TTC Shelbyville – Technical Blog

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Hi sup guys....

i saw this nice deal for a mgd laptop... looks like a nice deal for its price... but that dosen't matter... what matter's is that is mgd a good brand???? I have never tried a mdg system beforee... if u have tried them before or know about their pros and cons.... please let me know... this deal only lasts for a few days.... so can u guys please try to reply fast....

thanks in advence

A:MDG Computers...

never heard of them, i stay away from unknown brands when it comes to laptops.

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I have an xp 32-bit operating system with 2 gb of ram. I want to upgrade my system to 6 gb of ram. is there a way to bypass the max allowance of 3.5 gb for the 32-bit systems. my m/b can hold up to 8 gb of ram and has four slots.

my computer is running a little slowly and I thought that upgrading the ram should speed thing up a bit.

thank you.


Hi sdier

Unfortunately, I dont think there is a way to make a 32-bit OS read more than around 3.5GB. If you wanted to make use of the full 8GB of RAM you can use, you would need to switch to a 64-bit OS and processor.

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Hi everyone....I have a question. I really don't know much about computers. But the other day I bought 4 Dell Pentium 4 computers from a school auction. When I get home and turn them on, they all say the same thing.... it goes to the Blue dell logo, and then next to a black screen that says "Press F1 to reboot, or F2 to setup utility", but then when I press F1, it says the same message over and over. What do I have to do? did the school disenable something, or is there no operating system?...I have no clue. Can someone help please?

A:help with my computers

The school likely erased the hard drives, which wiped out the Operating System. Do they even have hard drives in them?

Now is as good of time as ever to put linux on them if they are missing the OS.

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tell me, in all honesty im not rich! is this a top of the line gaming computer or bottom of the line. im about to get it cuz my computer is OLD! and i wont be upgrading for a while. should i buy or is there better? right now i just wanna play oblivian.

A:know your computers?

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I had a thread running, that has since died out, but before it did someone said i should buy a $50 computer that i can learn from without hurting my main computer. My question is, where are these computers!?

A:$50 computers!?!?

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hello all

Is there any program out there that will tell me the value of my vcomputer now and in upcoming months?

that is free or has a trial?


A:Value of computers

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Well, so i think so anyway!I'm using Windows XPHere is a brief overview of the problems I have experienced over the past 2 days starting from the first up to now!Firefox Browser is being redirected by "adwarefeed.com" everytime i followed a link on google!Unusual Popups started to appear on Google Chrome and Firefox while visiting sites that i had frequently visited in the past!My Computer started to get very slow and started to freeze! (I have never had these problems before)Freezing is getting more frequent and makes me have to reboot!When rebooting, the computer will freeze about 7/10 times on a black screen after loading up the Windows XP Screen and sometimes just as I am signing into my user account!I know this will properly sound silly but my computer is starting to make some weird noises coming from inside of it, like it was loading something from the hard drive when I'm not doing anything!Last night after rebooting my computer, it was running stupidly slow and at the same time i got about 5 warnings from "GIANTAntiSpyware" telling me that something was trying edit my my IP and name or something!? And loads of programs that I had never seen before were trying to connect to the internet! I denied them all.Also I got a warning from my Outdated by about 2 months Norton Anti Virus, telling me that "SVCHOST.EXE" has been modified and is trying to connect, I denied it.I also have about 5 cases of SVCHOSE.E... Read more

A:My computers about to die.

Hi Staffordz,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please give me a little time to go through your log and I will also let you know that I am a trainee so each stage of the fix will need to be checked by an expert coach before I post so there may be a slight delay. Don't worry I won't abandon you. Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already, and wait for me to get back to you.
Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.
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