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Q: Buying a new PC

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

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

Post links or advice here !

thanks alot everyone !!

Peter

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Preferred Solution: Buying a new PC

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

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

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

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

A:Buying a used laptop vs buying a new one

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for the help.
 

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Hi Guys

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

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

Thank you
 

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hi guys, how do i find out what ram will work in my machine please
 

A:buying RAM

If it's a known factory-brand computer, you need to advise us what brand name and model name and model number it is.

If it's a custom/home-made computer, you need to advise us the brand name and model number of its motherboard.

At this time, we have no way of knowing what type RAM you need and how much RAM is supported.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thinking of getting the new one here.

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

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

So something like:

300W Mid Tower

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

512 Ram (Upgrade)

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

32x12x40x12 CDRW/DVD Comb (Upgrade)

3.5 Floppy Drive

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

3D Sound Card

10/100 Network

56K Modem/Mouse/Keyboard/Speakers

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

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

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

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

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

A:Need Help In Buying CPU

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

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

A:i need help with buying a cpu

Throw out a price range.
 

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Hello!

I'm considering buying a new pc - but I'm not gonna put it together myself.
I'm going to buy from Europe, to avoid futher taxation. But i'm not the sharpest person concerning hardware - and i need some help choosing. My budget is at a maximum of 600 euro (inc. operating system), ex. transport.
I'm looking at the following pc at the moment: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-018-OG

I'm going to upgrade the following components;
Graphic Card: AMD Radeon R9, 270X 4gb
HD: To the 1TB HD
And i'm considering upgrading the memory to 16gb from 8gb. (Although I'm not sure I need it)

This pc is going to be used for gaming - and i would like it to support high graphics, without sacrificing speed.
Can this pc support my needs for the time being and should I upgrade my memory?

Best regards, Simon
 

A:Buying a new pc

If your using the computer for gaming i would recommend upgrading the memory to 16gb. 8gb is fine for most programs but 16gb will make sure your games run properly without causing any slowdowns. I would also recommend upgrading the Graphics Card to a high quality one because pc games have a lot of graphics & not all graphics cards can support it. The rest of the hardware should be fine for your needs.
 

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Hi im not sure were to place this topic thought this was best, i need help finding out what ram is for my pc and will run best on it, ive downloaded a program (everest) which is giving me all the info, another problem is i dont know all info you need to know but know some, im also told that my rams speed should be the same as my cpu for best performance here is the info from the prog, thanks for any help.

CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2666 MHz (20 x 133)
CPU Alias Northwood, A80532
CPU Stepping C1
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2
Original Clock 2667 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 20x / 20x
Engineering Sample No
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 8 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 09/11/2002-SiS-648-6A7I0M4BC-00
Motherboard Name MSI MS-6701 (Medion OEM)

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4266 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio 5:4
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2667 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type SiS MuTIOL
Bus Width 16-bit

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, LAN
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Chipset SiS648

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

Thanks!

A:Buying a new PC

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

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

I'm sure you will get many suggestions.

Randall

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Hi everyone

I hope i have posted this in the right place.

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

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

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

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

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A:Help on buying a new PC

Hey Matt and welcome to Techspot!

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

Lucan
 

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yeah, i have one of those "bundled copies" that won't pass the authentication test. grrrrrrrrr. and microsoft is offering to do me the favor of upgrading for a measly $168. HA! you would think, did they REALLY want all of us to have authentic copies, they'd make a decent offer on the upgrade...not like they're going broke anytime soon. it really galls me to have to pay for something i've already paid for.anyway. i've been shopping the 'net, trying to find a decent price. would someone mind taking a quick look at this:http://www.ivorcom.com/shopping/third_leve...;category_id=77and telling me what "promo" means? i realize it stands for promotional...does this mean the copy will self-destruct after 30, 60, or 90 days??? the price seems awfully good...but i'm sure there's a reason for that. if it will do what i want it to...which is to validate my copy of xp (which, b/t/w, is 2002, and has the sp2 pkg), then i truly see no reason to pay anymore than i absolutely have to. this whole thing is just really, really p***ing me off! if i have to pay a bunch to make microsoft happy (which just does NOT seem to be my job!), then perhaps it's time to get a different browser. after all, since ms sure as hell isn't trying to keep me as a "satisfied customer"...why should i feel any loyalty to THEM??? let me know what you think!

A:Buying Xp

What does this mean....

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

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

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

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

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Hi

I'm ready to go and buy a big amount of CD-RW

Any brand names or speed in particular you guys recomend it?
thanks

Alex
 

A:Buying CDs

The only thing you have to decide is what quality you want to get, and obviously the higher quality the less risk for errors on the recording. As for speed, in my opinion you can buy the slowest speed disks out there and record them at any speed because that really doesn't matter and you don't need to spend all that money on epensive 24x cdr... because they all record at the same speed.
 

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Ok, so this is my motherboard
http://www.dfi.com.tw/portal/CM/cmp...sWindow?action=e&windowstate=normal&mode=view

Currently, I have AMD Athlon x2 6400. Is a 65 nm chip. The problem I am having is that it overheats when I game on it. Even with Zalman cooler.

I am thinking of buying this processor: (AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103644

It's a 45 nm chip, Will it work with my current motherboard?
 

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I am planning to buy 4gb additional ram. My motherboard is Gigabyte M68MT-S2. Does following rams are compatible with this motherboard.
1.Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G)Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G): Flipkart.com
2.Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (KVR1333D3N9/4G)Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (KVR1333D3N9/4G): Flipkart.com

If compatible, which ram would better buy.
Kindly help! thank you

A:Help with buying ram.

Either should be compatible with the motherboard. Both are 1.5V DDR3, with similar timings.

One warning: there can be compatibility issues due to mixing RAM from different makers. It's safest to avoid that. (Costs more, of course.) As it's a desktop motherboard, you may be able to solve compatibility issues by manually setting the RAM timings.

The better buy would be the least expensive. I've not bought any RAM from Transcend, but as far as I know, they're as good as any. I've had good luck with Corsair and Gskill.

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

I did a DSS scan and here are results

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


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


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


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

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


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


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

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

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I'm getting a bunch of popups, all of which tend to load with 'Brought to you by Web Buying' in a little bar at the bottom. I got hit pretty bad with some spyware a little while ago, so there may be some other issues.
I've scanned with Avast! and AdAware, but they dont pick anything up...

Anyway, for your viewing pleasure...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:12, on 2007-12-22
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPHDEXLG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncherService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Logger\logmon.exe
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A:Web Buying...

www.bleepingcomputer.com
www.forospyware.com
www.geekstogo.com

1. Please choose from any of the above links. Download the file & Save it to Desktop.

2. Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that & a fresh Hijackthis log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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According to this thread a Dell Inspiron 1501 can support upto 4GB of RAM (possibly 8GB)

On Dell's official website it says the maximum it can support is 2GB but I believe it can support more, they may not have tested for more.

I currently have W7 64 bit installed on my Dell Inspiron 1501 with 2GB of RAM.

I'm from the UK so could anyone suggest links to where I can buy 4GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM from?

A:Need help buying RAM

I found these:
Cheap Laptops, Tablet PC, and Cheap LED TVs | Ebuyer.com

PC Components, Desktop PCs, Laptops, LCD TVs & Computer Hardware

Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices

Laptops, Computers, PC Components, MP3 players, Software, Digital Cameras and more - dabs.com

Overclockers UK - Computer components, hardware & gaming PC

Computer Hardware - Scan.co.uk

I'd also suggest Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More! although I think it's international.
Also, some RAM-Building websites like Corsair's have functions which allow you to choose your country and show you stores of where you can buy(link).
You could just visit any computer hardware store.

PS: I've made some research about what your Inspiron can run, people say it supports 4GB of RAM (2*2), however Dell says it does not, many others are running 8 GB, I think you should try and if it does not work there are money refunds.

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I'm getting web buying pop ups that i can't get rid of. I think i cleaned a bunch of other stuff out. I'm not very good on the computer so your help would be appreciated.
I went through the five steps, i think i did it all right. i didn't get a attach extra.txt
As i said, i'm getting web buying pop ups when i go to another page or link to a web site.

A:Web Buying pop ups

Here is my Hijackthis log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:58 PM, on 9/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
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Hello, My OEM Norton was about to expire so I purchased NIS 2007. The install went fine, but within hours I was crippled with "Powered by ZEDO", "Rockstar Games" and other Web Buying pop-ups. I hope this will be an easy problem for one of you to spot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Run by ERNIE on 2007-07-14 at 20:41:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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A:Web Buying Pop-ups

Hello and welcome to TSF

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Q: buying

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

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

A:Hello need some help buying a pc.

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

I think that should just about cover everything.
 

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

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

Dimension 2400 Series P4: Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.40GHz with 533MHz front side bus BP245A [221-3129]
Memory: 128MB Shared DDR SDRAM at 333MHz 128M3 [311-2074]
Keyboard: Dell™ Quietkey® Keyboard QK [310-1582]
Monitor: 17 in (16.0 in v.i.s., .27dp) E773 Monitor E773 [320-4600]
Video Card: Integrated Intel® 3D Extreme Graphics IV [430-3900]
Hard Drive: 40GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive 40 [340-9481]
Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices: 3.5 in Floppy Drive FD [340-9334]
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition¹² WHXP [420-1921][313-7222][412-0409]
Mouse: Dell Optical USB Mouse OM [310-4037]
Network Interface: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet IN [430-0441]
Modem: 56K PCI Data/Fax Modem DFAX [313-1313]
CD or DVD Drive: 48x Max CD ROM Drive CD48 [313-1476]
Sound Card: Integrated Audio IS [313-0847]
Speakers: Altec Lansing® ADA215 Speakers ADA215 [313-1874]
Bundled Software: WordPerfect® Productivity Pack with Quicken New User Edition CCOREL [412-0397][412-0396][412-0174][412-0245][412-0395]
Security Software: Dell Security Center by McAfee, 90 Day introductory offer (412-0326) MCAFE90 [412-0326]
Hardware Installation Services: 1 Yr Ltd. Warranty, 1 Yr ... Read more

A:Buying a PC

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Hi,

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

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

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I am currently interested in replacing my current GPU which is a multimedia graphics card for a gaming graphics card.

I am in search for something that is just enough for my system hardware (exceptions Power Consumption, Size of GPU, Card Slot, all these are not important right now hahaha). Something that doesnt bottleneck any other component in my system. Please help me since I have no idea about GPU jargon but also post links of tutorials or guides about understanding the GPU because I am also interested to learn.

PS: I like nVidia =D Thanks in advance guys ^_^

A:Need help buying GPU

Well. There's the GTX 690? Very expensive but would bottle neck your other components.
I have the GTX 550 ti but if your going for something like that go for the GTX 560 as the performance has a staggering difference.
So either the eVga GTX 550 ti from nVidia.
Or GTX 560 from nVidia.
Look at my photo for the 550 ti

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Well its time for a new mobo so i can run my new ram. Welll heres some specs on what i need.

socket 478 (that can run a 2.4 intel)
agp/pci
that can run 512 pc 2700 ddr and a pc 2100 256 mb ram.
prefferably would like sound,lan,usb built it.

and if you find any deals that comes with a psu. that would be great because i need one of those to around 350-450 watt. Im really still new to pcs and tryin hard to learn, but i need some of your aDVICE..
 

A:I need Some Buying Help. = )

Which is the new ram? Do you already have a video card?
DDR ram is so cheap now, why not just get 1GB of PC3200. It's like $80 for 1GB.
 

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Hi.

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

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

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

A:Help buying a 2nd HDD

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Hello all !
Im planning on adding more memory to my computer but i do not know which one i should buy; its either the Mushkin or the OCZ(<-this one has the ULN2 technology bulit in, so im not sure if my mobo supports it). Im not too sure if they are all compatible with my mobo, or just simply which one is better?

Thanks so much
 

A:Buying RAM

You can always go to Crucial.com & see which memory the adviser recommends.
 

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i was looking at buying a second hand pc when one of the specs stumped me.apparantly its a amd athalon 200+ cpu.it was stated that this was equal to a 2.8 ghz is this correct? is this also a good one to buy?thanks
 

A:help on buying a pc

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I need peoples help. Ill be making a new pc and I would like some help from you guys. I wanna make a gaming PC wich can play all games smoothly. But the price of the PC Isnt too Pricey.
 

A:Help Wid Buying

What's your exact budget? "Not too pricey" to some can mean 600-700$ and to others it can mean 1500-2000$.
 

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

A:Web buying among others

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

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

 

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Hello Everyone.

My wife needs a new computer. The problem is that she is looking to me for answers. Which 5 years ago i could have done just that.

But everything has changed, and i have been out of the loop so I don't know what is considered good or old.

I have 2 Questions......1. Should she go for a laptop? this way she can be mobile or setup with a keyboard and mouse and be just like a desktop. Problem is I know laptops cost more for the same things you will get in a desktop.

2.We are willing to pay $500, because she is not a gamer or graphic artist. She will just be surfing the net and watching movies.

3. I'm hesitant on getting windows 8, which is on almost every new computer. I would rather it have windows7. Am I wrong?

Thanks in advance for any info you can give me. Oh and one more thing WHERE is the best place to get a good deal. Most are saying BestBuy.

again thank you
Stephen
 

A:Need Help buying New PC

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3063 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, 1535 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 655789 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7P55D LE
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

I've never bought RAM before, but I'm looking to upgrade. I'm going to get a 64 bit OS and at LEAST 8 gigs of ram. I have a budget of $200.

What do I need to know when purchasing RAM? I know I need DDR3, but is there anything else that's important to know before buying it? Also, is anything more than 8 gigs over kill? Would it be beneficial to get 16? I play a lot of games. What brands would you guys recommend?
 

A:Buying RAM

4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

brands to buy incl' crucial,corsair,Gskill, these have lifetime warranty....... 8 gigs is good 16 is a bit overkill.........your board supports 1600 i would get that..........a 8gig kit (2 x 4 sticks)
 

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions.
 

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

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Hi again,
A friend of mine asked me to update his incredibly sluggish computer, and it's obvious for me that he needs significantly more RAM than he has right now.
The said computer has two slots, being one occupied with a 1GB stick.

My question is, should I buy a 2x1GB stick or a 2GB stick (same speeds, but different brand) in order to get optimal performance and stability?
(I still ponder getting 2x2GB, but I don't believe he's willing to pay ?39 for it).

Best regards,
Pedro.

A:Buying some RAM

If his motherboard supports it, I would get two sticks and run them in dual channel. When using ram always match sticks of the same to avoid issues.

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

A:Buying a SSD for later use

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

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Hey guys,

I've always been a CRT guy. Never liked the fuzziness of the LCDs. However, I'm sure they've gotten better over the years, and with my current monitor clunking out on me, I think I'm ready to make the switch over. Just have a few questions...

This is one I've come across that seems like a winner:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10071962&catid=#

With a 2ms response time, will I see any ghosting in games? That is my biggest concern. Secondly, how would the colour/contrast be? LCD always seemed so dull looking to me; how would this one compare to the crispness of a CRT?

Also, I notice there is no DVI cable included. I do appear to have a DVI port on my Radeon 9600, so would want one of those (as long as I could notive a difference). How much do they go for, and what type would I need?

Finally, just so I can make an informed decision, is there a new flat screen technologie emerging? I notice laptops at school that have screens with REALLY clear images. Much brighter than anything I'm used to seeing on a flatscreen. And the picture quality is just as good from all angles, which is another thing that bothered me about LCDs in the past. Is this LCD technologie, or more something like this:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10046564&catid=23018

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I am buying ram for my new computer, and I'm trying to figure this all out. Its been about 5 years since I last built a computer so I'm a bit out of the loop on how things work.

Basically, I'm looking at a motherboard that has a max RAM capacity of 8GB, it has 4 slots (the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 mobo) and whats got me confused is how the RAM works. I'm not familiar at all with dual channel RAM. Basically, will 4 sticks of dual channel ram be able to be installed in it? I want to order RAM that says its a "Dual-Channel Kit" so that makes me wonder, can I buy 2 of these "kits" and put both sets in my single mobo?

I hope my question was clear enough. Also, the motherboard has 4 RAM slots, but I wasn't sure if I needed to buy the "Quad-Channel kit" or if that was just fancy for 4 ram sticks.

Thank you for any help!
 

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the info.
 

A:Buying A New P.c. - Need Help

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

A:Buying RAM

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i am thinking about purchasing a new dvd rom drive, because i only have a cd rom. i am fairly helpless when it comes to computers, but i want to know if it is difficult to install the dvd rom drive myself or if i should pay for someone to do it for me. also any recommendations on what dvd rom to buy? help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:im buying a dvd rom...

DVD roms are very inexpencive.. This Sony http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=172460 is only $26. I might suggest going ahead and getting a DVD-RW drive if you are going to upgrade. You can get a Sony for under $50 through ZipZoomFly or NewEgg. Something like http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=172472 for $39.99. It may come in handy someday if you ever want to back up some pictures/music/files.

As for installation, you just need to plug it in just like your old CD-Rom was. Its pretty easy to see once you crack open your case. The pins only fit one way on the device, so its hard to mess that up.. and Windows should recognize the new device and load the drivers for you.

Good luck!
 

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

A:Buying RAM?

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