I have a list of terms like:
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1
Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?
From the above example, the answer would be:
Any help would be most appreciated.
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.)
I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.
The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.
This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.
I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?
Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?
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When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).
I am trying to use a function that will tell me how many rows there are with a certain time (ex: between 0645 and 1445, or 1445 and 2245, or 2245 and 0645) in one coulumn (ex: B) and a certain number (ex: 4) in another column (ex: C)
I've tried the following, but the result show FALSE. Where am I going wrong?
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I have an Excel worksheet with columns C - H showing dates, with C being the most recent and H being the earliest.
Most rows have values in all date columns, but some have less than 6 dates
I want to find the average time between the dates, in days, and fill into Column B.
I have not been able to figure this out. Can anyone help?!
Thanks so much. I attached a workbook with some example rows.
hi everyone happy new year to all.my question abt ram ,can we mix the ram frequency like 1GB PC2-6400 DESKTOP RAM MEMORY ddr2 240 pin to 800mhz 2gb or 4gb.kindly if anyone know abt this .thankyou.
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Ok...so im going to start off by saying... I am stupid... ok lets move on...
"Out of frequency"
So i changed my frequency on my computer just messing around....then i thought it would go back after 15-30 seconds....it did not...so i rebooted...still nothing... so i WIPED my computer and still nothing...and i figured out i could have booted it in safe mode..but now i cant because it says "setup hasnt completed" because i cant see what the screen says so i cant finish it...
windows xp home edition
Worth reading, http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum...-frequency.html.Such messages usually relate to monitor/display settings, I'd try adjusting the resolution.LouisRead other 1 answers
Maybe it was like this before, but if so, I must not have used the right means of monitoring, because now using CoreTemp or AMD Overdrive, I've noticed that even though my Phenom II x6 1090T is rated at 3.1GHz, it varies between .8 - 3.2GHz, depending on it activity. Shouldn't a CPU's frequency remain constant regardless?
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I have this online game that I play(Asheron's Call) and I've played it for years on the same monitor(Gateway EV700)
My motherboard is Canyon, and my Graphics Driver is Intel (R) Extreme
Recently I had to format the computer and completely wipe everything and start from scratch.When I got the computer working again I reinstalled all the necessities(Internet Connection, Asheron's Call, Anti-Virus etc) but I forgot to install the Drivers.When I clicked on Asheron's Call(the game) to play it a black screen came up but instead of it displaying the game it displayed a small turquise box with a purple box inside it.
Out of Frequency
HF: 30(-)70 KHz
Power save after 20 seconds.(this counts down to 0, unless I minimize the game, in which case the box disappears until i maximize the game again, in which case the countdown re-starts.If I let the timer run out, the green light on my monitor turns orange, and the screen goes on standby or whatever.then I have to turn off the monitor and turn it back on)
I talked to a friend of mine who said I should install my Graphics Driver(I hadn't done this yet) so I used the motherboard CD to install the Graphics Driver, and the game worked fine.
Now today when I try and play the game, I'm getting this Out of Frequency message again.Can somebody help me please?
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It simply means that the game is trying to drive the monitor at a higher refresh rate than it can display.
The frequency error message comes from the monitor, not from the PC.
Without knowing anything about the type of monitor you have, we cannot advise what the maximum settings are. They are set by your graphics controller.
I am not certain why there's a substantial difference for idling CPU frequency between W8.1 and W7. My PC runs both OS in dual-boot mode, controlled by EUFI "F12" key. Other than both OS having it's own SSD drive, the hardware is identical.
Both OS used HWMonitor, v1.27.0, initially just to see the CPU temperature that lead me to the CPU frequency differences.
The HWMonitor for Windows 7 shows this:
The same for Windows 8.1 shows this:
And no, there isn't anything pegging the CPU, W8.1 task manager shows low CPU utilization around at the time the HWMonitor image had been captured:
The CPU speed/frequency is actually confirmed by the task manager. Is speedstep broken in Windows 8.1, or HWMonitor is not accurate?
my celeron dual core fluctuates between 1.6 ghz and 1.2 ghz, depending on load. is this supposed to happen? sometimes it goes back and forth many times per minute. thanks
When the processor has different loads on it, depending on how intensive the load is, it will fluctuate the rate or frequency depending so.
Yeah I am not to familiar with this, and I'm sure any one of you could answer me.
Lets say I buy a q6600 with a FSB of 1066MHZ... Then the ram I buy for best performance should be... ddr2 800 (Pc6200)??? What if I was to overclock the RAM to lets say, 1066, would it work at 1066? I don't even know if this is possible, but can i increase the FSB of the processor?
Appreciate some help.....
When I turned on my monitor a dialogue box comes up that say 'out of frequency' then it started counting down from 20 to 0 and went blank but the power was still on . All I get is a black screen, no desktop.
One of the buttons at the bottom of your monitor will allow you to adjust the frequency of the monitor. I'm afraid it may be a case of playing around a bit until you get it right
today i discovered that my memory modules are working too slow, i tested them and i only got 320 Mhz while it's pc3200 ram, so which timings are the best to get 400 Mhz out of it?
screenshot with more information; http://users.pandora.be/tazz/ram timings.JPG
hmm interesting...Try looking in bios for way of upping memory clock rate...also make sure its at the right ratio (2:1 ect)
What cpu/mobo you have?
i have lg monitor p3 1.0 ghz machine with 810 main board ,256 sd ram dsl broadband connection ata hdd and frontech 0610 external tv box. it was working fine i can switch from tv to computer till tomorrow. but suddenly there was message when i switch to tv that out of frequency. after that i am unable to get any channel through scanning.Please help me..........
after reseting my tv box i get rid from out of frequency message but i unable to scan all the channel as the scanning is going on without result
What kind of advantages would I get if I upped the AGP Frequency in the BIOS? I know it should be 66mhz but what would happen if I upped it a little? Would I get better performance?
I accidentally set mine to 83mhz and got an extra 300pts in 3dMark 03. But you risk damaginf the card.
I just received my new mobo. I recently had a Hard Drive problem that led me to believe the mobo was faulty.
After putting the parts together again, I recieve an error in BIOS.
"During the last boot-up your system hung for improper frequency combination."
I did not change any of the CPU settings and left them as default.
They are currently:
CPU frequency multiple - 15.0x
CPU external frequency 133/33
The rest is auto.
My specs are:
Athlon XP 2400
512 DDR PC 2700
I cannot get out of BIOS, every time I save and exit, it will not reboot. I have to restart and it sends me back to BIOS with the problem. I am not sure what to do about this.
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Hi everyone, Im having a slight problem and im sure im overlooking something simple. I was getting a message on startup that IDE hd could not be found. So i went into bios and looked around, didnt see anything unusual so i set it to default settings. Well you guessed it, I needed a new HD. The problem is that after i put the ne HD in and go to properties on my computer. It is saying that my 2.2 gig amd is a 1.01 gig. Ive changed this in bios with other asus mobo's but i cant seem to find where to change it in this one. The mobo is a asus A7N8X deluxe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If ive left out any info that is needed please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help..
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
It sounds to me like your bios has been reset to the default settings, which will mean your fsb is probably set to 100mhz.
You need to go into your bios, and select the advanced tab, and then the advanced chipset configuration.
you will need to set the cpu frequency(fsb) to what ever your cpu should run at, I.E it will either be 133mhz/166mhz/200mhz depending on your cpu.
You can check your cpu specs at the AMD website.http://184.108.40.206/SRVS/CGI-BIN/...217292174,K=9272,Sxi=6,RESTART,DTree=OBJ(2132) Click on processor specs, followed by your type of cpu.
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
hi guys.. i am just confuse with my ram... CPUZ tells me that i have a PC3-8500F RAM w/c has a frequency of 1066 mhz but when i check the memory tab in CPUZ it says that my dram frequency is 399 mhz... What does this mean?
See the DDR table at http://hallicino.hubpages.com/hub/DDR1__DDR2__DDR3_Navigating_The_RAM_Maze .
I don't use CPUZ so I can't interpret where it got that 399/400 number. That usually applies to DDR2 modules, as you can see...or your RAM is underclocked currently so that it performs like DDR3-800. Memory Clock: 100 MHz. Bus Clock: 400 MHz. Data Transfers/Sec.: 800,000,000. Module Name: PC3-6400.
I'm just guessing.
My operating system is Windows XP. I think that title gives you all information about my problem if you had it. When I turn on my computer window appears with this title above and than starts accounting and after 20 seconds monitor turns off. Whatever I try to run, it does not work! I can't get in safe mode... No one key on the keyboard does not react...and the whole keyboard does not react.
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I have a i7 860 desktop (8 gb ram) which tends to freeze on one of the data applications that I run. Using the 'performance monitor' I discovered that the freeze occurs when the 'frequency' goes above 100%. At no point does the cpu utilization exceed 15%.
Several calls to the vendor have failed to resolve the issue or even educate me.
The question I have is what is this 'frequency' and two, why does it cause the application to freeze while the 8 cores are relaxing ?
Any insight is most appreciated and thanks.
“% of Maximum Frequency” represents the current CPU clock speed as a percent of its rated speed. For example, if you have a 2.8 GHZ CPU and performance monitor indicates 28%, then the CPU is running at 784 MHz.
Here is a decent article that explains how performance monitor works: http://blogs.technet.com/b/winserve...cpu-utilization-for-performance-analysis.aspx
i bought 2x2Gb 1066Mhz memory modules from Kingston that are compatible with my Asus M4A78-E motherboard.
i have an overclocking software (ASUS Turbo V) that says that the DRAM is at 1.9V. is that equivalent to 800 or 1066Mhz?
if its at 800Mhz should i raise it to 2.1V to get it working at 1066Mhz?
Will there be a noticeable difference?
You already have a thread here asking the same thing. Do not start duplicate posts regarding the same topic.
This thread is closed.
My CPU is running at 100% frequency, the usage goes anythin from 0% to 100%. The CPU keeps crashing whenever i try to play games etc. It seems to be forcing the CPU to overheat? though i could be wrong,
My set up is Core 2 Duo 6600, x1950 Pro, 2gb Ram, Vista Business. Any help would be greatly apprciated
current fan speed is around 3200rpm
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
The fact you`ve posted this in this forum, I take it you suspect a virus etc?
Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
Are all nic cards the same frequency?
If you only have one WAP, all of the clients connecting to it will be on one frequency. OTOH, if you have a lot of clients, you'll probably want more than one WAP, and they'd be on different frequencies.
I bought an XP Professional CD and license on E-bay and as a bonus it came with a Matsonic MS8137c MOBO and an AMD Duron 1.2GHz processor (total was $120! ). Anyway, I figured since I have it, I will build a little computer for the kids room out of spare parts I have--all I need is a case. The manual has a jumper for CPU Frequence defaulted at 100Mhz, but can be configured to 133 MHz. I believe that means for the front side bus if I am not mistaken. Anyway, the Duron has a 200 Mhz FSB. Should I set that to 133 or 100 or does it make any difference?
It should be set at 100mhz, that would give you 200mhz fsb you want. Youl could try the 133 to get a FSB of 266...but to some extent that would be overclocking.
Ok guys.. I know many persons asked this question before... But the answers they got didn't help me...
Ok here's what happened to my monitor, I bought myself a 7600GS from FutureShop, like 2 months ago. And I turned on my computer (Today) it told me 'no signal'... Ok, so i decided to try with another screen... So it appears that it still tells me 'no signal'... So, i plugged my screen in another 'hole', so this other 'hole' is a 6100 from Nvidia. So, ok it worked perfectly the only problem was that the resolution was low, low, low, low... I decided to change the resolution but by accident i changed to a resolution that was too high for my monitor. What can i do so it comes back to normal..?? And what's the problem with my 7600GS??
Thanx for the help!
hello! ive been having some kind of freqeuncy running to my speakers as of late...when i turn my speakers as high as they can go, i hear a low buffered noise of music streaming through my speakers. i unplugged the green cord that plugs into my soundcard in the back of my computer tower. i turned my speakers up all the way to c if it was still there, and it was. i dont have any trojans or malware on my computer because i just got done going through an hjt process and a bunch of scanners, and my computer was cleaned. i would like to kno how i could get rid of this problem, and wat might be causing it. thanks in advance!!
i too am having the same problem and its annoying to the point whre i can hear it when watching videos etc.
i cant figure out how to fix this.
Im going to give u the same recomendations people on here gave me although they didnt solve my problem.
Wondering do you have a DSL connection?are your speakers shielded? If it's a DSL connection, contact your DSL provider and ask for an RF filter to be placed on your DSL line. If not, see if changing the placement of your speakers changes the effect. Also make sure that there isn't a source of EMF close to your speakers.
Hi guys! First off, im glad to be in this community.
Well, after the past few months i have noticed that my computer has slowed down dramatically even though that i had fortnightly defragmented, virus scanned and cleared my hard drive from unnecessary files. My computer specifications are below:
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz
(This is a laptop btw)
Recently (as of the last couple of weeks) i have been searching for any clues into why my computer was running so slow. That is when i encountered the Intel Processing Identification Utility. With this Intel program it stated that my expected frequency for my cpu is 2.4GHz and my system bus is 1066MHz(correct). However, once is scanned my cpu it said that it's reported frequency is 0.79GHz and my system bus is 531Mhz!!! I was quite outstanded!
However, today im going to clean out the dust from the laptop to see if whether or not that will make a difference (im sure it will for the temperature).
Guys, any suggestions would be great at this time.
Thanks in advance.
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My other Computer is Pentium 3, 256 Ram, Graphix card i dont know (but its bad). I recently changed the Screen resolution on my other computer, and right away the screen went black with a "Frequency out of Range" in the middle. I looked in the monitor manual, it said to restart computer, press F8, go into safe mode, change resolution, and restart. When i did that, nothing changed. Mayb i didn't save the settings? Somebody plz help.
Yeah, try it again.....save them again, see if it works (usually just clicking 'ok' saves settings...but you might need to confirm the resolution change, otherwise it might change back...depepnds on the setup).
If that doesn''t work, maybe you can use your other monitor, which probably had a higher rate, and then set it lowerr from a normal boot.
I am running an ASUS P4P800se Mobo with an Intel 3.2gh processor and Windows XPpro sp2. I have 2 512 mb sticks of matched Crucial Ballistics ram and 2 matched 512 mb sticks of Kingston HyperX ram running in dual channel mode at supposedly 400 mhz freq. When I boot up I see that the ram freq. is 320 mhz, dual channel, linear mode. Is this normal? Why isn't it running at 400 mhz? I have been having stop error problems as well but I don't think it's related because the ram has been working fine for weeks, albeit verrry slow to check during boot-up. It's gotten considerably faster lately, (after Bios update) but it still takes a couple of minutes to check "NVram". I will start another thread about the AGP440 stop errors as soon as I am sure that reinstalling the drivers for my Radeon X1600 pro did not fix the problem. So far so good.
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I realize that there has been posts about this in the past. However, from what ive read they were still able to get into windows and mess around with things. Well this was the case the first time around, I was able to update my friends video card drivers that were 3 years out of date. That fixed the issue for about two weeks. The issue cropped up in the first place when my friends son installed Left for Dead 2 on the computer.
Now whenever the computer is turned on and windows vista starts to load it goes straight to the black screen with "Frequency out of range" dancing across the screen. I cant even get to the login screen for vista. I dont have the specs handy but it is an E Machine. I know *shudder* The computer is kinda dirty and I plan to clean it out, and the monitor is using onboard graphics.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
That usually comes up when the refresh rate is too high.
there's an AUTO button or something on the front of the monitor.
change the refresh rate.
Iis it an onboard video or a card? are there any beeps on startup? if so how many?
sounds like the video fault, that is when the refresh rate is to high for the monitor couple things you could try
press f8 on boot and select vga mode
the once into the os reset the video card options
try another monitor
if its a card, swap it out, if its on board put a card in
reset the bios to defaults check your motherboard manual there is a jumper on the motherboard to do this normally.
new here but i got a game tonight and when i go to play it you see the begining showing the people who made it and the video clip and when it goes to the menu part of the game my screen will go black and a little blue box in middle of screen comes up sayin H.V Frequency Over Range???? i have a lot of games and have never run into this problem b4. does anyone know wut it means and how to fix this problem so i can play the game? and it sits at that black screen with the blue box for mybe a min if not less then screen will go to hybernate? any info would b appreciated.
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Hi guys i have some trouble with my laptop ram
i have a VAIO VGN-FE550G recently upgraded from 1GB RAM (2 slots of 512MB) to 2GB RAM (2 slots of 1GB each)
the point is that when i had the 1GB RAM i had a 533MHz of frequency and when upgrading i just get 333
the new RAM is a (not very sure about what model is just writing all the labels it has)
1GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300S-555-12EQ
as far as i know it is a 677MHz, my laptop specs says it only suports 533, but only geting 333, is there anything i can do to get at least 533MHz??
im attaching a zip file containing some specs generated with "piriform speccy"
i would really appreciate some help thax and sorry about the grammar, english its not my mother language.
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Hello people, I have just installed Windows XP to a computer and once it was finished i wanetd to change the screen resolution. So i did so and i must have put it too high and them onitor cant handle it so it says
Frequency Is Out Of Range.
Ive had this problem a couple of times before and i was told to press F5 or F* on startup to go to safe mode and change it and it has worked, but this time i go to safe mode and it has the same thing. I go to last known good config and same thing... im stuck can someone please help
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I've just mounted a new fan/dissipator on my CPU, which is a 1,47 GHz AMD Athlon XP. I've increased the CPU from 100/33 to 133/33 . Can I increase it even more? If I do increase, does the fan speed increases automatically? How does it work?
What's the CPU Vcore?
I think you have an athlon 1700 cpu. Those are supposed to run at 133 / 266 fsb. You have it set correctly now; it should id in the bios during post as the correct processor. Check this and see. If you adjust the fsb higher, you will be overclocking the cpu. In addition you have a via mb; there is no pci / agp lock for the via boards. You will be overclocking your video, hd, and any pci cards as well.
Fan speed is a function of the voltage applied to the fan. The fsb clock has nothing to do with the fan speed. Some mb can control fan speed by temp; ie increasing the fan speed when the system gets hot. I do not think your board has that feature.
I just loaded windows xp and all of a sudden i got a red box on my screen saying attention signal frequency out of range h:35.5khz and v:87.1 hz change signal timing.
How do I fix it.
Check the settings on your Graphics card, make sure it is set at 60Hz.
Control Panel > Display > Adjust Resolution > Advanced Settings
Hi, it's me again, new systems up and running great thanks to all your help. I was going through the manual, and I was wondering what the difference was between the front side bus and the external frequency setting. My CPU has a 333mhz FSB, I was wondering if I should have the frequency set at 133mhz or 166mhz. Thanks!
166 is the correct setting for the system clock resulting in 333 for the system bus speed
Just a general question. Can a CPU be installed on a motherboard that doesn't supports its full bus frequency. For example, can the new Pentium 4 3.2Ghz 800Mhz system bus work in a mainboard that only has a FSB max of 533Mhz. Or is it true to say that this processor will only work on mainboard with chipsets that support 800Mhz bus speeds?
I think that the chip will run on the board, but it wouldn't run at it's full potential (800mhz). Instead, it will just run at the highest the board supports, which is 533.
Hey guys, I got this really big problem. tryed everything really to fix it. but no good.
When i play games like Aion,wow, and now Borderlands i can play for like 5 min then my screen goes black and there is a red box telling me "frequency out of range" then the sound freezes and i need to restart my computer.
Got a new monitor like 1 month ago and its a Packard bell 242DX full hd 22 monitor. so im playing in 1920x1080. the monitor max hz is 60 at 1920x1080.
My computer specc is:
Amd phenom x4
Asus Ati HD 3870x2
and im on Windows 7
Tryed to fix it myself with old topics from here but no use.
no problems in windows 1920x1080 60hz no errors.
tryed powerstrip/Riva tuner to force my Refreshrate/hz to 60.
New catalyst drivers from ati and direct x is fine.
Got new drivers for my Monitor (windows 7) update exact drivers.
Tryed the F8 safe mode no use.
And hax Borderlands Baseengine to force 60hz ingame turn off vsync and such no use...
the funny part is some games works fine like Red faction guerilla Starcraft etc. and i have no problems in windows
i have no idea.
i'm having the same problem w/ left 4 dead and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
i've had L4D for a long time, but a few months ago all it does is start up with a black screen and a blue box that says resolution/frequency is out of range. its the same w/ stalker but i just downloaded it from steam today, and all my other games are working.
my resolution is 1024x768 and about 60hz
i have 2GB DDR2 ram
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
AMD Athlonx2 64
Windows XP SP2
my video/directx drivers are up to date
I have a Gateway Windows XP computer w/Intel Core 2 When I first got my computer I loaded all of my games into it and the only game that would not run was Sid Meier's Civilation III. I can play Sims (all packages) and Sims II...as well as Age of Empires and Age of Mythology.
I couldn't figure out what was wrong. The game loaded successfully - started the visual opening.....then the screen went blank and a blue rectangular box said "Frequency Out of Range". I have many games much more sophisticated then CIV III....that all work well! HELP!!!
The refresh rate on CIV III is set to high. Start the game in safemode and reset the refresh rate.
im playin tf2 with my new nvidia 7600 graphics card but when i tried to get on the screen goes black and a box appears and it says out of frequency and i cant see anything i can hear but i cant see anything from the game
The box is most like being created by your monitor saying that it can not support the operating frequency of the video signal being fed to it by the graphics card.
If the monitor only displays that message when you try the one game, the game may be adjusting the graphics card to settings that are not supported by the card.
After having my RAM cards go wonky (no explanation why...) I replaced my two 1GB DDR2 667 MHz cards (Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G) with one 2GB 800 Mhz card (Transcend JM800QLU-2G), while the old cards were sent in to be replaced under "lifetime warrenty". I now have them replaced, brand new. Can I use them? (I have 4 RAM slots on my Mother-Board.)
I was told by my computer repair guy here in Taiwan, that adding the 2 GB's of 667 MHz RAM to my 2 GB's of 800 MHz RAM would actually SLOW DOWN my computer overall, due to the difference in frequency between the RAM cards. Is this reasonable, or accurate?
Can someone confirm or deny this, and recomend either using the extra RAM or discarding it (what a waste of brand-new RAM!)...
Unfortunately, language barriers make it hard for a full explanation from my repair man here.
David In Taiwan
The tech was right in that mixing RAM of different speeds will cause all mixed RAM to run at the slowest RAM stick's speed rating. But, in a real world, you will be hard pressed to detect a difference.
Apparently, according to my step-mom, DDR2 RAM is produced in different frequencies. How can I tell what Frequency my RAM is, in my PC, so I can buy some more that works with my PC?
Go to crucial's site and input your system. It will show all compatible ram.
Another way is to open the case and look. Every ram chip I have seen will have the speed and required voltage on a sticker attached to the ram.