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Q: Built my own computer!

Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!

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Preferred Solution: Built my own computer!

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.

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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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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: 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\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
100MHZ FSB
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.


Help Please?
 

A:So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

openoffice.org
crap cleaner
7Z
Firefox

to name a few
 

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???













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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

Bruce
hehehe...gotta change that signature now!
 

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SO FAR ITS GREAT.. I got a soltek motherboard, amd 3200 64 processor,2 gig 3200 ddr, nvidia 5700 video card.. One problem, when i go into the bios therea re overclocking settings???? I am scared to death to do this.... I have built my own systems for 10 years now, BUT I NEVER OVERCLOCKED..... What should I do???? thanks
 

A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

BTW good choice in mb. Do you have the 939 pin or 754 pin? There is a bios update for the 939 that addresses memory speed when using dual channel.
 

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....
 

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Hey again TechSpot,

I just built a brand new system, got everything set up and powered it up. The lights turn on, the fans spin and everything sounds right, but the monitor doesn't seem to be able to pick anything up. I've tried it on a CRT and LCD monitor, and with the onboard card (GeForce 6100) the video card (Radeon X300) and an old monitor card. Below are the specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair 512MB 667DDR2
CoolerMaster Musketeer
Pioneer DVD Burner
350W Power Supply

Please offer any help you can, I'm counting on you TechSpot
 

A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

You'll need to go back to the basics to help troubleshoot.

Take out your motherboard, and set it on a box beside your case.

Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and the 2 power connections from your PSU to the motherboard. (both the 24 pin and the ATX12).

Connect your case's speaker wire to the motherboard as well.

Use a screwdriver to "short" the two pins usually connected to the case's power on switch.

Connect your monitor to the onboard graphics.

Are you able to post?
 

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help
 

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.

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I am having a new computer built (after almost 8 years with my hP lemon). There are so many choices, but my technical savvy is limited. You guys seem helpful so I am going to appeal to you for advice.
Here is what my comp guy proposed:

Motherboard, Matx 945G DDR2-667/533/400 LGA

Micro Processor, P D CPU 805 64 bit Dual Core

x512mb DDR2-533 (PC2 4200)

120 GB 7200 RPM SATA NCQ

Windows Media Center

OK - now, my DH says I cannot go near any serious upgrades for a year or two and I do have a budget to work with, so what I need to know is... will this run Vista Windows Aero? Is that a good processor? Am I missing anything?

Obviously video is the other thing - my comp guy says the chipset has onboard graphics, but I am reading that's not the best choice. I want to play around with video editing, watch movies and do some gaming (or my kids do) but gamings not my focus.

Mainly I want solid, dependable, speedy and efficient (but I like the bells and whistles, too). Something that I won't need to put too much more into in the near future.

Is that enough info? Help...opinions....forgive my ignorance and please speak in small words (LOL).
Thanks
 

A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

HDD is fine (seagate is a good brand)

Motherboard: not sure about this one. Can't tell with out more info if it can handle a future upgrade to an Intel Conroe processor (currently owns for speed!).

CPU: The 805 is certainly a nice cpu, and at $100 its fairly cheap. But the new Conroe E6300 is close to twice as fast for $183. Againit comes down to your budget.

Vid card: Depends on what games you want to play. Currently the radeon 9600 would be "lowest" card you would wnat to use to play todays games at low res. A Nvidia 6600 or above would be better.

If you want to do a little 'window shopping', check out www.newegg.com for competitive prices.

Don't skimp on the power supply! You can get a decent one from FPS for around $40 at newegg.
 

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?
 

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.
 

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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

A:Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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Hi my computer is not recognizing my built in web cam I have searched forums and even called the company and they said I should download a bison driver but I can't find one for windows 7 64bit. Can anyone help me please.

Thanks,
Marc

A:Computer not recognizing my built in web cam

First of all, what model number is the laptop, and second please explain in more detail the problem, is this after a new os install, or did you just buy it? Any other details would also help.

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im running a geforce fx 5200, and its not bringing me anywhere. The computer boots, the fans run, i dont hear any sounds because my case doesnt have a built in speaker, but nothing shows up on the screen. It isnt a bad monitor because i tested it. it may be the geforce fx 5200, but i dont want to switch graphics cards just yet. ... oh yes,, its in an AGP Slot
 

A:Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

First up is everything new?

secondly i have had this problem alot. Did you take anti static cautions like not installing your comp on carpet ETC?, did you put the motherboard risers in the right place if not it will cause a short and the screen wont turn on at all. Is your power supply a good one not generic ?

If all else fails "your motherboard has fried" :hotouch:

hope this helps :slurp:
 

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I want to know if I can used my built in web cam that is advertised on a sticker on my computer that it can be used for skype. I want to know if my built in web cam can be used for other software applications besides skype such as uploading a video on youtube using my built in web cam. My operating system is a windows 7 and the personal computer model that I have is a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5214. I tried typing "web cam" in the search bar but got no results. Is the built in web cam only used for skype or can I use it for other things like uploading youtube videos

A:Question about web cam thats built in on my computer

Yes it can, your laptop must of came with some type of software for the web-cam.

If not just google web-cam software, you will see many different types of software.

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i need some help people. I just installed my new mobo (DFI PT880-ALF) and my new cpu, well basically i just re-built my PC. anyways, i was having a problem where the HDD wouldn't power on. First thing, I'm thinking its the hdd, then i find out its not, for some reason, an HDD will not power on when it's plugged into the IDE cable, but when it's not plugged into the IDE cable, it will power on. What's the problem? Please don't tell me I have to send something back, I don't have time, grrrrr. HELP!

-EJ
 

A:Solved: just built my computer...help!

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I?m having an issue with getting everything to work properly on a computer I built. It refuses to start off any of my Hard Drives regardless of if they are set as Master, Slave etc. It boots off the Ubuntu disk every now and then and will boot off the Windows XP Disc and won't boot off the Windows 7 Disk. I can successfully format and copy files to the HDD but when I restart the computer to finish the installation it won?t boot off the HDD, it just has a flashing _ . I have tried all sorts, switching out ram and different Hard Drives, DVD Drives, CD Drives. Only the basic components are installed:
CPU - Pentium Dual Core 2.2ghz
Heatsink - Stock Intel
PSU - 420W
HDD - 20GB IDE
DVD Drive
RAM -2x 512mb 533 DDR2


I just can?t pinpoint the problem. I have tried changing the IDE cables but that doesn't work either. When I plug a HDD that has Windows XP into it, it tells me there is missing files. I'm completely lost.

A:Built Computer won't boot

Have you looked in your BIOS settings to make sure your HDD is recognized properly and is your #1 choice for your boot order?

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ok so i just built a new computer and everything seems to be in order. i had a friend of mine check it over to be sure. when i turn the computer on, there are no error beeps and it appears to be ok. Then the screen sometimes says insert system disk but usually it just turns itself off and then back on about 10 seconds later? I have 5 fans that are all wworking so i doubt it's the cooling that causes the restart. could it be my power supply? thanks
 

A:I just built a new computer but it won't start

Hi Cyberwolf,


hmm, what are your system specs?
Can you get in the bios? f12 during boot, are bios
settings correct? Latest bios?
Loaded all native drivers, that came with the mobo?
Does it boot into windows?
If it does, look in hardware manager to see
if system needs a driver.
If it asks for system disc, you mean Os setup disk?


Grtz,
charp:giddy:



Transform !.. and roll out!
 

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I built this PC a couple months ago, and ever since I having random BSOD, mostly while I play games. (i.e. SWTOR, BF3). And once or twice while just web browsing. Below I have attached the required information. I took it to a buddy's house and it ran find for about 40 mins, but its hard to say cause that also happens to me where it will be fine for a period of time then it crashes. Or it just crashed after a few mins. It happens mostly when I am doing a few task at once as well.

MOBO: Asus P8Z68-V
CPU: I7 2600K
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 TI 448 Core
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB
HDD: Seagate 500GB ( I think or something a friend gave to me)
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


Hopefully someone can give me a hand.

Thank you for your time.

A:Help with BSOD, computer was just built!!!

Two issues

1-You have a driver from 2005 that is a HUGE cause of BSOD's in win 7 called RTCORE64.SYS, it is the msi afterburner driver (used in overclocking). It needs at least to be updated and if it cant it needs to be removed.

2-When that is removed your crashes are releated to a memory exception (Probably related to your DirectX) Please run the below tests to find which driver and test your memory.


* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.

Memtest.





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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






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Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline edi... Read more

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So I decided to build a computer with a friend that said he knew how to do it.

My hardware bought:

MB ASUS P5N-E SLI NF650I SLI 775 (MOTHER BOARD)
VGA EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR 8800GTS (VIDEO CARD)
PSU PCPWRCL SILENCER 610 EPS12V RT (POWER SUPPLY)
CPU INTEL C2D E6320 1.86G 775 4M R (CPU)
MEM 1GX2 CRUCIAL BL2KIT 12864AA804 R (MEMORY)
HD 320F ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS (HARD DRIVE)
DVD_BURN LG GSA-H54NK RAM % (DVD DRIVE)

(all of this info came off the order form from newegg.com)
I am installed windows xp pro w/SP2
(I got the cd key from my old computer but I am using a different disc.
Then I tried using the cd key that was matched with the cd.)

When I tried installing windows for the first time a blue error screen came up. restarted my comp and tried agian. It worked.

I set the keyboard language, entered the cd key, typed in my name. and then the comp rebooted....started windows and then came to the log in screen. (with my name)

tried to log in and an error came up.

"Logon Message"
The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Please try again or consult your system administrator.
Tried to re install windows with a different cd key but the same thing happend.

Tried running comp in safe mode and couldn't log into the admin login either.

Please help!

Andrew
 

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Hello. I just built a computer from scratch using a

MSI KT4A-V motherboard,
AMD Sempron 2400+,
512mb ram,
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200SE,
New Lite-on CD-RW drive (Just bought it because I thought other was defective)
Maxtor 40gb hard drive
Sidewinder gaming case

Problem is, I press the power button and it does not ALWAYS start. It powers up the fans, and lights, and psu but doesn't beep or goto bios. When computer does boot up I see the drives in the bios perfectly, but it wont boot any disks. I am trying windows xp pro. I know the cd works. When I disable the network boot & floppy boot, it says Boot failure when I try to boot from cdrom, and tells me to enter something into drive and press any key to continue. I notice when I reset the CMOS it says i am using a sempron 1000 cpu when I am using a sempron 2400+.

Any help on why the thing won't start every time? And why I can't boot from cdrom? I believe all the cables are correctly on.

Thank you for any help at all. I'm desperate
 

A:Just built a computer/problems

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Hello,
I recently just built my computer over the weekend (first build) and everything has been fine since Sunday. I have updated the mobo chipset, lan, usb and audio drivers, as well as the nvidia gpu driver. I also updated the firmware on my SSD yesterday with no problems (required firmware update to fix a bug). SoÖto my actual problem: I tried installing the asus ai suite ii software for my mobo last night. The install did not work, which seems to be a common problem in the internet community.. so there is a patcher file provided by asus to allow installation if you canít install. I installed the patcher (I think, it was very quick and no pop ups that I noticed) and about 10 minutes later I have been getting BSOD saying Memory_Management. I saw 3 folders were created in program files folder when I attempted to install the ai suite iiÖcould not delete them, so I went into safe mode and deleted them that way. BSOD saying Memory_Management still occurring. When I boot my computer itís generally frozen at the beginning when windows opens and I noticed most of the services are stopped. I ran system restore to try to fix the issue. Did not work. Iím going to attempt to update my BIOS when I get home from work, but beyond that Iím really lost and could use some help (probably on-site). I am very new to building computers and my knowledge is extremely limited.

Here are my computer specs:
intel i5 2500k w/ coolermaster 212+ cpu cooler
Evga gtx 570 sc
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A:BSOD on new built computer

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I just built this PC, and it has a Core2Duo e7400 2.8ghz processor, a xfx nvidia geforce 9800gt 512mb pci-e, 600w coolmaster power supply, 2x1gb Kingston Hyper Memory DDR2 pc4200, Western Digital wd1600js 160gb Hard drive, and a Gigabyte ep43l-ud3l motherboard. And, when i first built it i had problems with the harddrive so i had to zero it all out. Then finally got it workin but, now whenever i open up mozilla, and something else it lags, more than it should. My older pc that was a p4 loaded about the same. But i was wondering, could it be my hard drive? or is it just something in the software? It runs games awesome, but when im just using xp i cant have more the 2 or 3 windows open. If you have any idea to what the problem is please reply to my thread. Thank you
-Tommy M.
 

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I just put together a new a computer, and I was wondering the Best software, and things to look for when stress testing it? I did Download the latest MB5, Prime 95, and CPU Burn-In.

I am running Prime 95 and CPU Burn-In at the same time. Thing is Prime 95 gives you a screen with whats its testing, and CPU Burn-In is just giving a me a screen with time to runand you click start ( so I'm wondering if its really working? ) How is CPU Burn-In supposed to work?

After about 20 minutes I am getting 56 degrees Celsius, with stock cooling. What type of temps should I expect?

Prime95 failed after avout 25 minutes....

And another quick question? I get my Realtek Gigabyte Ethernet that comes up in the boot screen, is this normal, or anway to disable it? its like Shift F10 to Configure?

MSI 865PE Neo 2 Platinum Edition Motherboard
P4 3E Ghz
2x512MB Corsair XMS ( platinum heat sink ) Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar RE 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 7800 GS OC
Thermaltake SViking VA4000BWS Case
Aspire 520W PSU
NEC MultiSync 97F Monitor
 

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Happy New Year Everyone ! I have just finished building my first computer, I'm ready to plug it in...I have windows xp pro and various other loading discs from my abit mobo, radeon 9600 pro and sound blaster platinum. What are the steps I need to do now? Do I set BIOS up first, load video drivers first or xp first or what...lol !!!I'm not looking to overclock but I am unclear on things like partitioning and formating.....Do I need to set up Fat32, if so to what benefit? And with windows...do I want to leave the owner account alone and set myself up a different account or do I want to rename the owner account to my name and go with that...I will be the only user on the computer. I heard somewhere before to leave the owner account untouched for some reason and start a new account. I've always had OEM computers before, this is my first hot rod and I want to configure it sweet !

Thanks, merlin324
 

A:Computer is built....next step !?!

Here is a good site for installing XP;
BlackViper.com

If are going to run dos based games then I believe you should stick with FAT 32, if not then NTFS is the way to go.

XP will be the start point, possibly a couple of drivers from the abit cd, then windows updates, then update drivers as needed.

If your the only user then leave accounts alone.
 

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I have recently attempted to create a custom built computer for the first time, i have followed guides and got the computer all made but when i power it up it makes a loud high pitched noise! how do i get it working properly, it turns on theres just a huge noise.

I also have a second question, my new computer has a 320mb 8800GTS graphics card in it, and has 2 DVI slots on the back of it, my monitor has a DVi and a VGA, but i only have lead for VGA, but i have 2 apadtops which turn a VGA into a DVI. But the adaptor only works in the graphics card, if i put an adaptor on my monitor it doesnt fit, will the monitor still work?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 112706 274 in stock £126.76

Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX 125082 174 in stock £58.82

Point Of View 8800GTS 320MB DVI HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card 125325 20 in stock £148.88

Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATAII/300 8.5ms 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 115418 1559 in stock £43.30

Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Performance Memory CL5 1.9V Matched Pair with Heat Spreaders 098710 170 in stock £63.82

Coolermaster IGreen 500W PSU - 85% Efficiency ATX12V v2.2 120mm Fan 115161 41 in stock £44.29

Gigaybte GZ-X1 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - No PSU 126922 8 in stock £31.47

Thats my computer parts help pls!
 

A:Help with my custom built computer

Can you isolate where the noise is coming from? Could be a bad fan, noise from the case speaker, etc...
 

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Hey Guys!

I will be building a custom computer in about 2 weeks. What do you think of the following hardware:

CPU - Intel Q6600 (OC 3.0GHz)

CPU Cooler - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

Motherboard - MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX

Memory - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Graphics Card - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

CD/DVD Drives (2) - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

Case - Antec 900

Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 64

Power supply - Thermaltake Purepower 600
 

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Hello all, I just put a new computer together. Upon startup it went through the self check. It recognized my HD and CD-ROM drive and correctly identified my RAM, CPU, ect. It then gave me two options, press delete to enter BIOS or press enter to continue. I though there was more self check so I hit enter. Now it's saying...

VERIFYING DMI POOL.......
BOOT DISK:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Now this is all it will do, I can't even get back to BIOS with ESC or Delete or anything. I've tried loading up Windows and the software for the motherboard...neither will load. I've rebooted a bunch of times hoping to go back to self check, switched the CD-ROM and HD around on the MoBo (HD is old school ribbon ATA, not SATA), switched the jumpers around on the DVD-ROM...I really can't figure out what it wants. Right now the HD is in the primary ATA input and the CD-ROM is set to "master" and in the secondary ATA input per instructions that came with the MoBo. Any ideas on where to go from here? I think it's trying to boot an Operating System when the MoBo software isn't installed. Help! Thanks in advance

A:Got new computer built...can't get XP installed

Easy fix. Boot the computer, and when it states "press del to enter setup", tap the Del key until you get into the BIOS. In there, change the boot order to CD-ROM first, HDD second. Pop in your windows install disk, save settings in BIOS, exit. It will reboot, and then search for your CD rom first, and then boot the windows setup.

Once windows is all installed, change the boot settings back to HDD first, CD rom second.

n-joy.

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Hi guys to be honest I really don't know where this question is meant to be posted but I decided this was the most logical place.

I'll get right into it. My computer has one audio jack that shows a headset and mic right beside it. I assumed this meant I could plug in any headset with a built-in mic and the computer would send audio to the headphones and would allow me to use the mic that was attached to the headset. However, every time I plug in my headphones, Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up and prompts me to choose the function of the plugged in device. I choose headset and the audio is sent to the headphones. But when I attempt to video chat or record my voice, I notice my computer still uses the mic built into the computer.

This problem is very annoying as my voice is not very clear when I speak through the computer mic. I've been experiencing this problem ever since I got this computer back in 2015. I've had an old Acer computer before that also had only one audio and mic jack but I never experienced this problem.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Also, if it is relevant, I use my Apple headphones (the ones supplied with Apple iPhones) and a Sony over-ear headset, both with built in mics.

If it wasn't obvious by how I type, I am not that familiar with computers so please try and explain as simply as possible!

Thanks in advance!

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My dad and I just got done building our first PC.
The Mother board is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, with an AMD 2500+ processor.
When we start it up, we get the beep at the ASUS Logo screen, but during the load up screen we keep getting the error "Warning!! CPU have been changed".
From there the computer just stops. It doesnít shut down, the CPU Temp stays at a steady 98-101 degrees. I am really not sure what else to do with this problem. Tried to cut power and restart several times with nothing.
We are pretty stumped over here, so any help or advice would be of MUCH appreciation.
Thanks,
Axoneo
 

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Hey there I recently put together my computer for a better gaming experience and I don't know whats going on but something somewhere is going wrong. Everytime I try to play a game like starcraft 2 or star wars the old republic I get a blue screen and a get a 0x0000016 error.
Also I got a weird first error when I installed windows the first time.

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Dump File : 021212-16894-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/13/2012 12:39:43 AM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : fffff880`efddbeec
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000e
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff880`0fffd732
Caused By Driver : nvlddmkm.sys
Caused By Address : nvlddmkm.sys+1ea732
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\021212-16894-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 262,144
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then the 0x0000016 errors

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Dump File : 022212-15756-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/22/2012 5:39:22 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000116
Parameter 1 : fffffa80`0679e4e0
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A:Need help with newly built computer!

Make sure all of the cables are fit properly, as a lack of power to graphics card could certainly cause problems.

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Hello, I just built my new computer but when i hit the power button, the power light flashes for 1 second and my processor fan and case fan spins for about 2 seconds but the computer will not start. I think have everything plugged in.

Comp Spec:
AMD XP 64 3700+
GEFORCE 7800 GT
WD CAVIAR 80GB HD
CORSAIR 1GB MEMORY 184 PIN (2X 512MB)
ASUS A8N5X
400W POWER SUPPLY + CODEGEN CASE

Please help!
 

A:New Built Computer Does not turn on

I'm almost 100% sure that it's your PSU that's causing the problem!!!
the PSU that you currently have is considered as a generic one and is also VERY LOW in Wattage. I'm pretty sure that it is 400W 'Peak-Power' and not 'True-Power'. If you'll read the recommendations for a 7800GT, you'll see that you need a PSU of at least 430W-450W (of a decent PSU).

My suggestion, first of all, replace your PSU. Go and buy yourself a decent PSU with sufficient Wattage like: OCZ PowerStream (or ModStream) 520W, PC Power&Cooling 500W, Enermax 535W, etc.

GOOD LUCK.

If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask! :wave:
 

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I am helping to build a computer at the moment. I am using some good stuff from the old one and a new case, motherboard, graphics card, soundcard, and hard drive.
One problem is that the monitor won't stay on. This is new and it is powered when I press the button the green light vomes on then changes back to yellow. The computer is running at this point. However, I have not been able to install an operating system. Is it necessary to do this before trying to see a signal on the monitor? It will be Win XP, by the way. What order should it be done in? OS - Programs - BIOS?
Also, the two disk drives I took out of the old computer (DVD-ROM and CD-RW) won't work in this one. They are powered and light up but no matter how long I hold down the drive open button or press it the drawer on neither drive will open. A person I spoke to said that perhaps the motors have failed in both drives but I think that for them both to bre affected at the same time is highly unlikely. he thinks it would be best to replace the drives.

You thoughts on these please.
 

A:Built computer - having problems

check for bent pins on the video plug - common problem with video.

make sure everything seated correctly

instal OS - then install motherboard drivers, for video, audio, lan etc etc - then your additional programs.

if you are having problems it would be a good idea to connect it up outside the box with the minimum componets - DO NOT put on static bag as this is conductive - put mobo on the cardboard box - sometimes the mounting bolts on the case short out the mobo.

i dont htinkk theres a hardware problem with the drives - it maybe a symtom of the other problems you have - but lets get the PC basic config running 1st
 

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Ok.. i just put together a new pc (obviously my first time).. everything appeared to be fine.. i installed the only OS i had at the time which was Win. 95.. it was stable and the computer was working fine.. however i recently acquired both Windows 2000 Pro, and XP Pro.. sooooo i reformatted my drive, and attempted to install from the CD... heres were the problem comes in.. the XP disk gets all the way until about 8 mins. left in the install.. (i think its the regestering compen. part) and it just FREEEZES!!! so i have to reboot.. and do the whole thing over..just so it can FREEZE again!... I am clueless as to what the problem could be.. More than likely i would guess it to be something in the BIOS, but im new at this and dont have a clue!!.. also i tried to reformat and install the WIN 2000 disk.. and it finishes the text version install screen.. reboots (everything looks normal.. ie* win boot up screen and the little meter thing) but after that POOF its just stuck on a light teal colored background.. no icons, no mouse, no nothing!!! i neeed help!!...

ok here is what im working with...
AMD Duron 1000mhz
Maxtor 7200 40gig
ESC mainboard
Nvidia geforce 2 video

any tips would be greatly appreaciated
Justin
 

A:Built new computer.. OS must hate me!

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Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums, so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter.

I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty.

I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible, with all this parts, thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related. I put it all together and started to install windows xp, but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn't work.

So I put in my brother's spare motherboard (which is compatible with all the left over parts). Hoping that to solve the problem, it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing (Beyond the blue screen installation part). Says windows needs to restart, and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen. It continues to do this...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Timmytangster
P.S. specs on computer

320GB HDD
4GB DDR2 667
Intel Core2duo E6600
Nvidia 7600 512MB
 

A:New computer built and having problems

Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?
 

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I built a computer 2 days ago (Tuesday) with the help of a guy I know. It has an ASUS P5N-D motherboard, an NVidia graphics card ( forgot the model, but has 512 Mb), a 1Tb seagate SATA hdd, forgot what the DVD-CD Burner was, an LG775 Dual-Core Intel Processor, 2x2 Gb of RAM, a 600W power supply, and 6 decent fans between it all (2 on the case, 1 on the power supply, a on the CPU, 1 on the motherboard, and 1 on the video card). When I installed xp SP3 and installed the drivers, the hdd was conflicting with the motherboard driver and the guy found a patch for the driver which fixed the problem. Last night though (Wednesday), I had been installing software all day long (such as photoshop, WoW, etc.). I was letting the WoW patches download (950 Mb), and a couple of other downloads finish over night, but I decided to make it sleep overnight. This morning however, It froze I guess mid-start and I had to restart it. I tried to start WoW and firefox and they would load in the task manager, but get nowhere (WoW was sitting at 76 b, and firefox at 3,260Kb). I restarted one more time, then they wouldn't load at all, I ran a scan with AVG 8.0 free, bu I had it shut down after it finished since I was gonna be gone all day. Now I can't find where it would save a log of the results, and it isn't even running now, background processes in the task manager won't even fully load. When I try to start ANY program now, it won't even start loading in the task manager. When I end a process... Read more

A:just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

Hi !

What's the exact brand and model of the video card (nvidia is the chip maker, not the manufacturer) and what's the exact brand and model of the power supply ?

Enter the BIOS at startup (press del), locate the hardware monitor screen and give us the temps, fan speeds and voltages (+3.3, +5 and +12V) you'll see there.

Remove the 2 case fans and leave only one memory stick in the first DIMM slot (XP 32bit can't use 4GB anyway). See if it helps.

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I just spent about $1000 building my computer. It started out great. But then i notice if it goes to sleep it won't wake up. And slowly it started taking longer for the screen to pop up after i power it on. The power button light is on, and the ram and graphics cards are lit up, and the keyboard lights up in the beginning but goes out while everything else stays on and the screen still isnt on. Please help i know little to nothing about fixing computer problems.
 

A:Problems with Self Built Computer

I'm not the forum expert on build issues, but you do need to describe your hardware in detail, all of it, brand name and model numbers plus the operating system so that someone can help.

Good luck.

Johnny b
 

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I just put together a new computer myself for the first time, and I can't get the thing to work now...

I set up the BIOS priority to boot from the CD drive, and installed windows that way, and then I used the disc that came with the motherboard (Gigabyte brand) to install the drivers, and it made the pc restart a couple times to install...and now it complains for the windows boot disc whenever i try to boot, and attempts to install windows again...

but then it thinks i don't have a hard drive connected!

So i went back into the BIOS and made the hard-drive higher priority to boot from...but it didn't fix the problem.

I'm in a real bind, because the disc that came with the motherboard is a system restore utility but apparently the partitions I used when I installed Windows are full.

A:Help With A Home-built Computer

Um...please disregard this post. I tried hitting escape to cancel the attempt to boot from CD, and I was able to select Windows Normal boot from a subsequent menu. I feel really silly!

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I just built a pc. The specs are as follows:
P4 1.8ghz
P4MDPT mb
512mb ram
20gig HDD
Two optical drives
floppy drive

When I first turn on the computer, there are no errors with the POST.
It shows the cpu temp. and cpu fan speed at the bottom (both ok). It then recognizes the hard drive and then tries to boot. I changed the BIOS to boot from a CD first and I put my XP CD in. I restarted and when it came to the point to hit any key to boot from CD it froze. I hit the enter button and after about 5 minutes it still hadn't done anything. I then turned it off and went to bed.

This morning I turned it on again and it went through the POST, still no problems, and when it asked to boot from a CD I hit the enter button. The Windows XP install started, but about half way through the loading of the files needed it froze again (before it asked me what I wanted to do with the install). So I turned it off and on again, and it froze a second time at the "Press any key to boot from CD" point. I turned it off again and haven't tried anything else yet.
Any ideas?
 

A:Built Computer Problems

Check the jumpers on the drives.
 

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I have built a barebones system (Asus A7N8X motherboard, NVidea MX 420 graphics card, 1 stick 512mb RAM, HD, CD-ROM, Floppy) that I'm unable to finish loading WinXP Home on. The installation gets hung up with either the "IRQ_not_less_or_equal" or "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" Stop errors.

I've replaced the graphics card and reseated the RAM in a different slot. I've troubleshooted the BSOD stop errors on Google, but still no specific advice to tell me to "get a new RAM card" - or whatever.

Any ideas, guys?

Thanks in advance!

John in San Diego
 

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Hello.
I built my computer about 2 weeks ago, went all smooth and everything worked. Installed Windows 7 etc, everything okay. Did got a BSOD once (the same as described below), but never occured anymore, until today.

Now as i'm typing this on my second computer, everytime i boot up my pc, it sometimes doesn't even boot windows, sometimes gives me a NO DATE DETECTED error and sometimes just gives me a black screen. I had a few BSOD's before this more 'heavier' errors occured.

I don't know the exact errorcode, but the first errorcode line was

DRIVER IRQL_not_less_or_equal

However, I did manage to get it booted succesfully once, which gave me the oppertunity to let windows give me some more information about the BSOD:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LOCALE ID: 1033

BBCode: d1
BCP1: 000000030100000C
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF880018921D3
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
"Files that help to describe the problem:"
C:\Windows\Minidump\051011-15366-01.dmp
C:\Users\User\Appdata\Local\Temp\WER-23400-0.sysdata.xml

(End of the report)

When I installed Windows 7, I also installed a driver for my graphics card and my motherboard (not 100% sure though).
My friend also had problem, he has the same motherboard as I do. Replacing his RAM for a better (more expensive) one was the solution for him.

Thanks in advance.
Specs of the computer i'm talking about:
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A:BSOD - Computer I built myself.

Check the specs on the memory.
You may need to set the memory voltage in the bois manually
to what the memory actually requires.
 

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I built the computer and got everything running fine. I started transferring games onto steam from my previous (ultra-low end for gaming apu) laptop and during this process thought it would be a good idea to download windows 8.1.

I had some issues with an hdmi cable going to my hdtv that I use as a monitor and I tried updating gpu drivers to fix it. I eventually found out that the problem was the hdmi so I switched to VGA and the displays been fine since. At some point I went into the bios and used the preset ASUS overclock thingy they have set up and also set the ddr3 speed from auto to 1866. Thats when I started noticing issues with the BSODs. I reset the bios settings to default but kept getting the issue. I ran memtest and got 3 passes without errors, so I kept searching.

After reading a post somewhere that it might have to do with VGA drivers, I tried reinstalling drivers and the problem was fixed!

However, not for long. I tried installing some free antivirus software and almost immediately after restarting after the installation, I had another BSOD. I tried another antivirus software, same problem. Right now it seems to run fine with just windows defender, but I want something a little beefier.

Whenever I mess with (it seems to be) clock speeds, drivers, or antivirus software, I can't keep the computer on for more than 5 minutes without getting a blue screen. Every time it says the same thing, to search online for "memory management". I have, and I just k... Read more

A:Just built new computer and I keep getting BSODs

I only looked at the last 5 BSOD's and they all pointed to C:\Program Files\asus\aprp\aprp.exe was the cause. This program might not be compatible with Windows 8.1. Here's the info:
aprp.exe Windows process - What is it?

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Just built my first computer and am going with vista iv heard you need a OEM version but thats sold out on the pcworld site so will this work for a new computer
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...&category_oid=

A:First Built computer & Vista

the short answer is no look here http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...UK%7CcountryGB

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