i want to change my processor. can you help me what are the compatible processor for this laptop Satellite L355-S7905
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 think you'll find it very hard to change to processor in most laptops, unless it is a high end gaming laptop.
OK I am not completely computer illiterate, and generally I would just make the assumption that they are the same thing but Intel makes stuff that says both.
thanks a bunch
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Hi everyone i have a LS-36 Foxconn mobo with dual physical processors in a dell precision 670 and i currently have two physical Intel Xeon 2.8ghz processors and i was wondering what processors are compatible with my motherboard or if necessary what is a current mobo that would fit inside my computer?
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Basically, I want to get a faster processor for xmas, so my big question is.. how do I know what processor is compatible with my motherboard (I really don't want to buy a new one if possible)
I know my motherboard has to be able to support a faster processor but how do I find this out?
All I really Know is that I have an AMD Athlon XP (I think) 1.2GHz processor. I dont have a clue what motherboard I have, which leads to another question.. how do I find that out?
I believe SiSoft Sandra will tell you what motherboard you have. You can download the free 'lite' version here: http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html?dir=&location=downandbuy&langx=en&a=
So i'm planning on upgrading my processor and the manual gives the following compatible processors:
Intel® Core™ i7 - 3610QM Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 - 3210M Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 - 3110M Processor
Does this mean that every i7 processor is compatible or just that specific 1? because i've tried finding it but that has proven to be really difficult.
Most likely, it means exactly what it says; you need the specific cpu. Just because a mb supports a given socket does NOT mean it supports all cpus based on said socket. A mb bios must have the correct microcode to run the cpu at the correct multi AND it must set the correct vcore or cpu voltage. In addition, different cpus require different amounts of wattage ie pw consumption. The mb VRs must be capable of reliably supplying the required pw.
Since this is a laptop, you are going to be very restricted on what cpu you can install.
I'd like to upgrade my processor and my motherboard if needed. Can somebody tell me what processors my machine can handle?
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP d530 CMT(dg062a)
BIOS: 786B2 v2.44
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Radeon X1600/X1650 Series
I'm not sure if that is enough info.
Pentium 4: 800 FSB, 512 Mb L2 Cache, Hyper threading ( 8 different CPU's)
2.60GHz sSpec SL6WH, SL6WS
2.80GHz sSpec SL6WJ, SL6WT, SL6Z5
3.00GHz sSpec SL6WU, SL6WK, SL7BK
Pentium 4: 533 FSB, 512 Mb L2 Cache, Hyper threading ( 6 different CPU's)
3.06GHz sSpec SL6JJ, SL6SM, SL6K7, SL6QC, SL6S5, SL6PG
Here for your spec sheet
To match the Processor to the sSpec code go here (I've already done it for you -see above-but if you want addition details this is the URL
And narrow your search to: 512Mb L2 Cache, 478 socket, 0.13 micron manufacturing technology, Hyper-threading technology (under Supported Features), and the GHz processor speed stated in the HP spec sheet posted immediately above.
The HP site is outdated in the sense that E8000 series is also supported in the ms-7525 motherboard which is not listed in the compatible list.. does it support also core 2 quads? since they have g31 chipset?
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Hey Guys, which Intel CPU's are compatible with this MB?HP 652951-001 H8-1200 Intel Desktop Motherboard AM3b Angelica I have an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1230z with a fried AMD Angelica M3970AM-HP MB. I would like to know if I can upgrade to an HP MB & would the Intel MB match all the current cables that connect to the AMD MB? Many Thx In Advance,dad2maxx
Hi, It is an AMD motherboard, you can't put Intel CPU on it, pins won't match. Your can ONLY use AMD CPU on the following list: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03360575 RegardsRead other 1 answers
My Processor needs replacing to speed up my laptop as nothing works when im playing flash games and loading websites takes a while if any flash ads are on the site in question.
My current processor is a AMD Sempron(tm) SI-42 2.10GHZ
Im looking for a dual core processor that will be able to handle flash player
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Hey guys, i need your help! I wanna upgrade my laptops processor but i have no clue whats compatible with my motherboard and i don't wanna just put a random one in and break my motherboard...
At the moment i have an i3 370M and wanting to upgrade to an i5. My motherboard model is HMA71_CP from a Acer Aspire 7739.. with a Socket 989 rPGA, i did some research and found this website and which could also be my mother board!
Sorry to have bothered anyone, but i just really need your help! Thank you!
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Hi, I have a 0HJ054 Dell motherboard.
I would like to know what processors are compatible with this baseboard.
(I would contact dell tech support but they charge a fee since my warranty expired and I do not want to do that.)
I want to get a faster, quieter processor.
The pentinum d 805 I have is too loud.
Can I get a better processor than the ones from the pentinum d series with this motherboard such as a pentinum dual core or intel core 2 duo?
***I saw this article: http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/945g/945g-overview.htm
Does this mean that I can use an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with the 0HJ054 Dell motherboard I have....??***
NO, the article you linked to at the Intel site doesn't mean you can use a Core 2 Duo processor in your board.
Dell boards are manufacturer proprietary with a proprietary BIOS. Only Dell can tell you positively what processors are supported by your board.
I have searched through the HP site and this forum for information on compatible processors for the Z400 workstation. I have found lists and posts of compatible Xeon processors for the 6 DIMM motherboard: W3520, W3550, W3565, W3580, W3670, W3680 and W3690. But the W3530 is not mentioned. I am confused why the W3530 is not listed as a compatible processor when a search of the Z400 results in hundreds of results of Z400 workstation configured with this processor. it's even listed on this link:http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/psg_111510ws1/index.asp?psn=desktops_workstations/workstation. So can anybody confirm whether the Xeon W3530 2.8 Ghz Quad Core processor will work with my Z400, 6 DIMM motherboard as I have one available but do want to risk damage to the motherboard and/or processor. Thank youRead other answers
Yeah the AMD V120 processor really old and very slow it can barley handle Google Chorme without having to exceed 100% and slow every bring down. Where can I find the best processor for it like can i7 work if so that be excellent.
Well an Intel is out of the question, your motherboard has a different kind of socket only compatible with AMD processors. In this case you are lucky because most of these low-end processors are soldered on. Yours is socketed and that same socket can take up to an AMD Phenom II P950 Processor (2.6 GHZ 2 MB L2 cache 1333MHz)-Quad core 25 W http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-Quad-Core-Mobile-P950-2-1-GHz-Laptop-Processor-CPU-HMN950DCR42... Your Service Manual This processor or any of the listed Athlon, Phenom or Turion processors listed on pages 1 and 2 of the Manual would be a night and day upgrade. Your assessment of the V120 is correct. A cell phone has as much processing power. The Manual shows step by step how to replace the processor. Be careful in there is all I can say. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.Read other 3 answers
I have a rather old but new-in-box board that must go into a specific computer. Parameters dictate this board and only this board be used. It currently has an also new 2.8GHz Pentium processor on board and is running fine; but, I would like to swap this processor for a faster one. Not much gain, I know; but, that's what the owner wants.
This is the board:
Gigabyte no longer has data on this board and I cannot find a compatible processor list and the manual says nothing I can find about compatible processors.
Can anyone help with this?
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My laptop currently has the i5 460m 2.53 GH-z and standard hd graphics installed. I have already upgraded RAM and SSD and am looking to make it a bit better with a new processor and graphics card. I am having a hard time finding the compatible CPU and GPU models. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help.Read other answers
I've done all the searching I know how to do and am having no luck at all. I might want to upgrade the processor and can't find anything with a list of compatibles.
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6094 K000104400 LA-6062P Intel Motherboard
I've been to the Intel site and don't know why nothing comes up there on any of the above terms.
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Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are CompatibleWith My Board?
Well as you can tell from the title, i'm wondering if I should upgrade my processor and what processors are compatible with my board.
I have a ASUS PDGT-LA [HP Goldfish3].
I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06Ghz 533 Mhz FSB 64-bit Processor.
Would upgrading to a 640 or a 630 be worth the $100?
What processors are compatible with my board?
Thanks in Advance,
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors
Lots more info from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?&cc=us&docname=c00361570
Hi, how do i get the compatible processors for my PC, it's a HP 2000-2d08SIA Notebook
Hello @Oladipo, Here is the Manual : http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03763129 See Page 1 and 2 **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP EmployeeRead other 2 answers
I have a very old Compaq Presario (model 6LPXE1 from the 6000T series). It has a Compaq 07E8h motherboard with an Intel P4 2.26GHz currently installed. I would like to upgrade to an Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 3.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478 89W Single-Core Processor - OEM. How can I determine if this CPU is compatible with my motherboard?
I am attaching some system specs from ASTRA32, but the demo version report is truncated. Let me know if any other information would be useful.
I think that the Intel 845G chipset supported at most a 533MHz FSB, not 800MHz like that CPU you're thinking of buying. I'm not sure but the chances that it'll work on your motherboard are slim.
Hey guys. I have a Dell Vostro 410. Please see the specs below:-
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0611&SUBSYS_053C10DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1778 MB
Dedicated Memory: 499 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell E228WFP
I want to buy a new graphics card as I feel the 8800GT is 'weak' now. I want to play games on much higher settings and higher resolutions. This involves buying a more powerful graphics card.
Now my question is how do I know / what graphics cards are compatible with my system. Is compatibility motherboard dependent? I know that the Dell PC I have does not have an SLI motherboard, so can it run any GPU?
Also I don't know what power supply the PC has. But if it can power an 8800GT it should be okay in powering other cards right?
Also do you have any recommendations as to what I should get. Price should be below ?160 / 181 EUROS / $261
I'd really appreciate your help and look forward to receiving and reading your replies.
The members of this forum have extensive knowledge and I would like to learn from that.
Many thanks in advanced.
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Which of the following are the best for getting a new laptop that I'll be using for media graphics. I want to balance speed with battery life. I need at least 2 hrs on my laptop and I'm going to be using applications such as photoshop and all applications included in macromedia studio 2004 mx, and adobe cs 9
Pentium M 410 (1.46GHz)
Core Solo (1.86GHz)
Core Duo (1.66,1.83,2.0GHz)
Core Duo 2?
Core 2 Duo, best performance out of any CPU(its so nice to say that without having someone else correct me) with no more battery consumption than its younger brother, Core Duo.
please tell me that can i upgrade my laptop's processor (hp 2000) from i3 to i5 or i7? if yes then please tell me
Hi, Not much you can do. Please check the following post: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Processor-upgrade-possible-on-h... Regards.Read other 1 answers
We are just starting shopping for a new laptop and I find myself really confused about processors. Needs are for general home use, watching utube vids, word processor and spread sheets, picture editing, no gaming. Looking through the local weekend adds a 17" Toshiba has this: Intel Pentium B940 processor
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache.
Other than intel and 2.o GHZ the model # doesn't ring a bell.
the other is an Acer with this processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core N970 processor
2.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
Any processor or brand insights would be appreciated. Is there a site that breaks down the processors?
Intel is the best. Dual core cpu's are standard. Quad core means 4 cores in one cpu which is better than dual core. 2MB L2 Cache is the internal memory speed of the cpu 2MB is standard also 800FBS.
Pentium B940 <specs
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core N970 processor <specs
If you only do picture editing, spread sheets, word processors, and youtube the Intel would be fine the rig will also be cheaper.
You should look up a review on both rigs.
I would get the acer because the AMD support Hyper transport link with 1800Mhz bus speed.
We are using Supermicro Server which is installed with 4 processor of AMD (AMD Opetron 6000 Series) the server is having four processor sockets, please do clarify that windows 7 64 bit version will support 4 physical processor installed on the server or
not, or is there any patch which we can apply to the OS so that it can take all the 4 physical processors.
What are the hardware limitations of Windows 7 64 bit ?
Hey all, I would like to make my laptop a bit more powerful by adding a new processor (I've already upgraded my RAM). It's a Compaq Presario CQ62. Would anyone know whether an i5 or i7 would fit it?
Thanks in advance.
You cannot change a CPU in a laptop. You have to buy a completely new laptop.
ive got 78 processorsrunning in task manager and 77 services - which ones could i stop / disable to make the laptop run faster please. thank you
service pack 1
ie3 -2350m cpu @2.30ghz
64 bit operating systems
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I was aghast for reinstallations of Windows 8 because of reasons unknown which ran operating system into trouble.
Now I know why this happened, because I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig', which really doesn't exists ('Msconfig' showed 4 processors for Intel Core i3210).
From next start Windows 8 ran into trouble and within a day or two of using this desktop stopped responding, happened for all operating systems where I selected maximum number of processors shown in 'Msconfig'.
Therefore do not select maximum number of processors from 'Msconfig'.
Why the strangeqe question?
you see I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with a core i7 processor, 8 Giga RAM running Windows 7 Premium and I also have an HP desktop with a core two duo processor, 3 Gigs of ram running Windows 7 Professional but surprizingly the desktop runs faster than the laptop when I give them both tthe same task on Photoshop CS6 ( a processor heavy application). I feel that I have been cheated into buying the Dell laptop which at the time of purchase was expensive in the is country.
Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?
Hi i started my computer one day it it wouldnt boot on to windows 7 i tried it 3 times and then i went on to dell pre boot. Checked everything and everything passed. Then it booted and when i went on to my account the solve pc issues on windows 7 said my firewalls were disabled. i went to my McAfee and they were on then the message disappeared. What happened to my computer. Please Help. I have a dell inspirion n5050 i5 6gb ram.
Firewalls & antivirus being disabled mysteriously is often a sign of malware infection. You may want to post on the dedicated malware forum as we aren't allowed to give malware removal advice on any other forum, lest you should be given bad advice which can make the situation worse. Please post here: http://forums.techguy.org/54-virus-other-malware-removal/
my laptop is a sony vaio and its networked to my main computer with a belkin router and card. But ever since the network was set up i've had problem followed by problem. I've got norton anti virus with upto date definitions and spybot but i still continue to have problems.This is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 17:36:36, on 06/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\G9IV4TYZ\HijackThi... Read more
You have a lot of spyware. Might as well download and run a good Spyware and Trojan Removal program.
Spybot Search and Destroy:
This will also protect your home page from being hijacked.
With any of the above three programs, just like with Anti-Virus software, should have the latest updates installed before doing a scan.
Programs that can help prevent getting infected:
It also looks like at one time you had AVG anti-virus as well.
Ok my laptop acting weird, the mouse lags all the time and when I try to right click something it quickly closes, when i click the start button the start menu closes and all internet browsers say "stopped". I reinstalled the OS (Vista Home Premium) a whooping 3 times!
However when I keep my hand on the "CTRL" button everything works fine for some reason.
*** going on !!
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I don't know what is wrong with my laptop, I cannot use my mouse touchpad at all but can plug in a usb mouse. I have updated the drivers but nothing works. I also cannot change my display desktop background, except i just have a blue screen. I did have some spyware infections in the past such as pest trap but i deleted these with spyware programs.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:52:48 PM, on 5/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\b... Read more
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About a few weeks ago I couldnt log into windows live messenger to check my mail so I decided to try going to hotmail.com to do it. When I did there was certificate problems and I saw that my clock time was set to like 12:30 am or something and the date was switched to january 1st 2005. Also it said I had alot of new programs installed when I went to start and All Programs. There was no new programs, just my older ones I had that were highlighted like they were all new. There was nothing different.
To fix it, mainly because I didnt want to restore the computer, I used the XP system restore feature and set it back to a checkpoint from earlier in the month and it worked. Everything was back to normal and working fine.
Well, it all happened again so here I am looking for a fix and asking advice about what I can do and if anybody else has had this problem. Is it a virus or something malicious?
BTW, I am on a Toshiba laptop. A Satellite A58-S107 model with Windows XP installed. Hopes this helps and thanks in advance for any advice.
Hello, lety's rule out malware first. I'll look back in the morning.Next run ATF:Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Follow with MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before pe... Read more
Hello, i hope someone can help.
I have a Packard Bell intellinote laptop, the laptop boots up as normal but the screen is black. when i try and close the lid the screen switches back to normal and bright, but when i open the lid about halfway it again goes black
i am not sure what is going on.
Can someone help?? Is it faulty?? Is the video card broken?? Is it something to do with drivers???
Could be a loose connection. Because it's a laptop you need to take it to the shop for them to look at.
Just wondering whats the handiest way to clear all contents pics , music etc off a laptop?..
As my laptops very slow etc & also needs to be cleared
Use Windows Disk Cleanup. If you have everything backed up on all files, reinstalling the operating system would clear everything. Provided you have no hardware problem.Read other 3 answers
Im trying to reset my windows 8 laptop and Im running into serious problems. When I go to settings and change pc settings I see the gear then it takes to the windows home screen. I can't even use my c drive, it says access denied and has NTFS written below it. I even made a backup on my external harddrive and I can't access it either, it says "the network was either typed incorrectly or does not exist". So I have no idea if I can even backup my laptop after I reset but I really need help resetting my laptop.
my dad wants a laptop for about £400-£500 now i know the specs but im not sure which is the best graphics series Intel GMA or ATi Radeon HD series?
is there a page that tells me the power or which is best in order?
namely Intel GMA 4500
ATI Radeon HD 4250
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Hi, i hope someone can help
What has happened is that where the actual charger wire goes at the back of the laptop has gone loose and broken. I am talking about the hole at the back where you put the charging wire, this bit has broken.While the laptop was charging someone tripped over the wire and the actual bit inside the laptop came loose, now it does not charge and the batteries are dead :-(
Does anyone have an idea of what is needed to reair this???
Also someone told me i may need to replace the motherboard, is this true?
Also will i be able to fix it?? will it be eady to fix or do you recommend i pay someone to do it?
Lastly roughly how much will it take to fix??
Let me know
You would actually have to open up the laptop and look inside to see the extent of the damage.
I'd get an estimate from a repair shop before I did anything else.
I want ot use my dvd burner on my laptop. its a 5.25" drive and i saw a thingy on ebay that is basically a usb 2 caddy. It looks to be exactly what i want but its £30.
Anyone got any ideas as to how i could do it cheaper??
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just turned my latop on and everything is weird, it took me about 3 mins to get onto this web site, and it took awhile to type this because of this weird glitch,
all the windos keep flashing, not the inside, the boarders, when i type anything into mozilla the text will high light every second, when i click the arrow on the quick start bar, it will disapear after 1 second, i cant rename anything, aswell because it keep refreshing or something, wtf, id google this but it would take too long
Do you have anitvirus software installed?
after many years of hard labour my old acer has given up the ghost.
being skint, i am now looking to buy a cheap second hand laptop primarily for music production. i want to be able to comfortably run reason 5 and cubase sx5 with out any crashing etc. litterally not bothered about anything else. will be running xp on it as i don't see the point in anything above. ( unless it will run faster, which i'm presuming it won't?)
any ideas would be much appreciated.
also i can salvage two 1 gig ram disks(?) out of my old one to upgrade it.
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Ive been out of the loop for quite a while. The latest games Ive bought were in the Halo/Call of Duty 1 era. Im looking for a laptop, and Id assume now even the weakest laptop would be able to support these games, would you agree? They all blow my old desktop comp Im using out of the water. Im also looking at stores for one and none of them have a graphics card listed, do I not need one?
for example, the computer Im most interested in as of now: Toshiba Sattellite Notebook Pc, AMD V series 2.2GHZ, 2GB DDR3, 320GB HDD
Im basically just a recently out of school graphic designer and need something to play games on, surf the web, and design. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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I have a pretty decent spec laptop with a 750GB hard drive, at the moment there is just big "C" drive within both the OS, installed applications and my library files on it. Is there a better way of using the space with multiple partition etc and if so what are the idea ways that some of the more "PC Friendly" people currently use?
You can always keep another partition for storage. A purpose to keep another one for data is to move the User folders to it so it keeps the C partition smaller for imaging purposed. Then if C ever becomes irreparable you can reimage the OS and Programs to C in 20 minutes while your data is waiting and current in D partition.
To do this shrink C to create a new partition, copy your active User folders (Docs, Pics, Music, etc) there, rightclick each to add to related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.
Once everything is there you can delete the content of the User folder on C. But keep C in the Library so you can see if anything gets written there.
If you use another imaging apps besides Win7 you can actually move the User folders themselves to the data partition as shown here: User Folders - Change Default Location. However with Win7 backup imaging it would deem the new data partition a System partition and force inclusion of it in the image, which defeats the purpose of keeping C smaller for imaging purposes.
Once you're working with your user folder data like this you can also consider a modern backup and syncing method like shown here in Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums
I am thinking on getting this for my wife -
Acer Aspire 3003WLCi
I just can't tell if this is a refurb product or not. The nice thing is even with the rebate and extended warranty thrown in you can get it full warrantied for 2 years at 634$.
I know usually you find them in the $499 market with only a 90 day warranty.
Anyone have any experience with Acer laptops to know if this is worth contemplating.
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