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Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

Q: Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

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

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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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Hi to all who read,

Today i built a pc with the contents of:

Asrock 1333Full HD Motherboard
ddr2 2gb ram pc5600
Intel Pentium Dual core 2.66ghz
Onboard Graphics
500w winpower power supply
pioneer dvd-rw
sony dvd-rw

Pc turns on and lights come on on pc.
light to tell ram works comes on onboard.
there is no hdd connected, this should not matter.

If you need any more info just ask.
really determined to get this going

Many Thanks
Joe
 

A:Home Built System Turns On But No Visuals

Hello Joe,
No video at all? Any beeps from the motherboard? Do you have a PCI or AGP video card to try
 

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I can't seem to figure this one out. It's only on certain software and downloads like Handbrake, and Registry Patrol so far but it's really annoying and prevents me from being able to see all of the opened page. It's like the picture on the page is moved or is just being cut off for some reason. It looks like it could also just be zoomed in too far for some odd reason. I wish I had a picture to show but I'm working on getting a download that will take screen shots for free. So as soon as I get a screen shot I'll show you just what my problem is. But anyways if anyone thinks they know what I'm talking about. Please... Help me.

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My hard drive crashed Sunday and so I had to reformat and install all of my software again. The thing is, before it crashed everything on my monitor (fonts, etc) looked so smoothe. But I installed some kind of software which made it that way (an effect of the software I think). Before I installed that, fonts looked kinda pixelated on my screen. So now that I have reinstalled most everything, the fonts look pixelated again. I don't remember what I did to make everything look smoother. I know this was a bad explanation, but I don't know how else to describe it. Any suggestions would be helpful, Thanks.
 

A:Visuals on my computer screen

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Model: dx4870-ub308
gtx 560 ti(evga)
win8.1

Today my brother was granted a hand-me-down gpu from a good friend of mine, and after attempting everything I know installing the card nothing seems to work. I get no visuals boot. The card seems to power up( the heatsink at least), but the card still gives no visuals. Installing the card was goofy as all hell.
For some reason when apparently fully seated, the end of the card where the ports are, refuse to line up properly. There is about maybe a quarter of a inch gap. Seeing this makes me assume it is definitely not seated correctly. I re-seated about 6 plus times, it does not want to go in correctly(or so it seems). I am starting to think the gpu is far to big for this moba or the case is just poorly made.
On top of everything the computer does not detect the gpu in any form on device manager or any other program. Installing the drivers won't work because it doesn't detect the gpu as well.

Could it be a faulty psu?- idk
Maybe the gpu just went because it was nold?- idk

All I know is this is a friggin pain, maybe someone could help me out.

(The gtx 560 ti was working on the current day when it was in my friends computer.)
And yes I have plenty of power, 500wats, it was the same power supply from said friend's computer.
 

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ok.. so im not 'techgal' but im not quite ready to relinquish this to a 'pro'

i have 2 pc's
mines fine.. monitor and all

kids pc didnt want to wake up this morning... i first thought it was the mouse (i just installed a new usb mouse 3 days ago and the optical light wasnt on this morning).. i have mixed and matched my 2 monitors and 2 towers.. and 2 mouses.. and have come to the conclusion that it is the kids tower that is unresponsive... even though the monitor wont 'wake up'... if i plug it into my tower it will.... but if i plug the unresponsive tower into my monitor.. it wont do anything
so.... 1 last step before i fork out $100 to have someone tell me what the problem is.... how the heck do i even attempt to see what the problem is if i cant get anything onscreen?????
im going to 'assume' that the usb mouse is the problem considering that the kids dont have email and dont download anything from the net.. how could it have gotten a virus..... and then there is the video thing... how to tell if a card is bad.. im clueless when i cant see anything on screen but not helpless if i had some direction... id appreciate it
 

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is it possible to copy the win 7 pro visuals from media player into win ten media player and what files and location would they go if possible?

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just installed 7 on my laptop.

I am not seeing the window "thumbnail previews" when I mouseover open items in the task bar.. All I see is black blocks that pop up with the name of the open windows, no live preview?? where is this option to turn on?

- Kross

A:Visuals not on laptop

Is it Aero capable and is it enabled? Post a screenshot of what it looks like. Have you run the WEI assessment yet? Do you have these checked. Control Panel-Performance Info and Tools-Adjust Visual Effects.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660, with a Dell 2009W flat screen monitor. The OS is 8.1. There are no apparent problems with the computer. I ran the support assist diagnostic-no problem. That test included the monitor. The two websites are an automobile forum and a movie download site.

The automotive forum shows fine at its main page, but clicking to go to another page brings up a red screen on which I can barely read the text, or sometimes a white background with the format different from the usual style.

The movie download site has had its problems with pop ups but now in addition the display is almost like a reduced version - the graphics are somehow missing or distorted. I am sorry I do not know enough to describe these problems better.

I probably could write to the webmaster at each site but it seemed peculiar that both sites are showing up like this at the same time.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:visuals on two websites not right

Hi, which browser are you using to view the sites, and have you tried a different browser.
Do the sites use flash or some other graphic.

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If anyone can give me some insight I would greatly appreciate it. I have lost the ability to see backgrounds on web pages, in powerpoint, and printshop. The graphics and fonts are all on a white background. I have run system checks, uninstalled and reinstalled the video driver ( NVIDIA FX 5200). This was preinstalled with windows xp. Please help.

P.S. I posted this on the windows xp category.Perhaps it should be here?
 

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hello!

i am currently working on a dell studio machine that had windows vista on it and was upgraded to windows 7, the user is now complaining that there is a ghost in the machine. apparently when she uses office word it switches to the desktop on its own, also after typing a few paragraphs the screen gets disoriented with lines.. i posted a pic of how the screen looks.

any insight would be great

A:Odd Visuals on windows 7

not even a remote idea?

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Hi everyone! Im new to the forums so thanks in advance for the support

Whenever I try to play a game on my laptop I only get about half the visuals...I see the basic outline of it (not just in the game, including menus ect) its too difficult to see through

My computer specs are

AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 mobile
Nvidia GeForce 7600 Graphics Card
2.0GHz
3GB ram
Windows XP home edition SP3

Also it is running 35-40 fps...should it be running 60 with 3GB of ram?

Is this a graphics card issue? sorry i would take a screenshot but my computer wont let me :[

Thanks everyone!
 

A:Can't (some) game visuals

Also, my 4 year old desktop with 1GB of ram can play these games perfectly... > >
 

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Hello, i was just wondering if anyone knows how to open a box on multi screans.

I want to beable to use my dj software on a main screan and use seperate screans so i could send visuals to them so the public can view them. How would i go about this. many thanks damian

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*Please if this is in the wrong section, just let me know*

Hey, i'm having a serious problem with not being able to read text on my screen, no matter what TV i use . I will attach some screen shots of what i can see using my phone.

Some other info:

1. I used to have a good quality HDMI cable, but my mum Snapped it moving my pc haha.
2. She replaced it with a ?4.99 one (which is what i think may be my problem)
3. I'm using a TV for my screen. This is a goodmans 42" TV (need any more info, please ask)

Anything else you need, please do ask.

A:I'm having trouble with the visuals on my Screen.

Are you sure you've changed the resolution to fit the resolution for your tv? assuming it's full hd, 1920x1080

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so basically my screen has colored trianles that follow the colors of cerinthings on thje screen and the are flashing constanly and its extremly annoying and I dont know what ot do iv tryed everything from v synce and other things and no avail I have a picture to so you can kinda see the problem with fraps runnign as well

here is the image http://imgur.com/m7gU7
 

A:Game visuals broken and I don't know what to do

It sounds like its either a display or GPU problem, but I'm struggling to see what the issue is looking at that picture.

You can find out which by using a different display with the computer. If this resolves it, it's the display that's the problem. If it remains with another display, it suggests the GPU is a problem.
 

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Just recently got a Yoga 730 and reinstalled Windows. This got rid of a lot of the native Lenovo stuff, most of which I don't miss. One thing I do miss, however, is the visuals that accompany FN key presses; the little opaque symbols/pictures that come up in the middle-lower part of the screen every time you use that function. Any idea how to restore these? Thanks!

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Hello,

Recently purchased Hotline Miami from the Steam store and very eager to play. Starts up fine, however the visuals freeze whenever the window is maximized - ie, minimizing and maximizing the game window very quickly over and over produces a choppy, stop motion kind of effect. The audio plays fine.

This has happened in the past when I tried to run ToonTown Rewritten.

Here's my dxdiag

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/27/2015, 22:19:09
Machine name: ORANGE-STEVEN
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite C50-A
BIOS: 1.30
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3976MB RAM
Page File: 3164MB used, 4906MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.17415 64bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectShow (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
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A:Some games visuals freezing

bump?
 

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Hey there, I have a few issues that have been getting worse as time goes by.

I have the Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS AGP card for anyone who hasn't helped me out before.

For a very long period of time now I've been having troubles with the visual aspects of my PC. If you see my most recent post (which was a few months ago), I was having trouble loading explorer windows upon bootup. Right now its in a stable condition, however all of my games and browser visuals are still suffering.

If anyone is familiar with source games, you would figure that most graphics cards can handle the load of Counter Strike Source. When my graphics card was new, I never had many issues. Now, since about a year ago, when I try to play Counter Strike Source, I never reach an FPS over 10fps, which makes gameplay almost impossible. I've done several stress tests and they seem to complete telling me that my average fps is 18, which is nowhere near the fps I get during in-game sessions, which are an average of 5fps when I run the fps display during gameplay. I also see a slowdown on browser games, where it feels as if I am in slow motion in any visual display.

I know my first guess is that my graphics card is dying, but how is that the case when my stress tests are successful, and how is that the case when I run diagnostic tests to see if the card is in working capability and no issues arise from the logs.

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Alright i just Aquired a PC from my Cousin, Everything turns on when i hit the power button, but nothing appears on the Monitor. the Fans, Hard Drive, everything you can hear turns on. i took it to best buy to see if they could figure it out, they thought it was the graphics card but when they took it out and put a brand new one in to test it, but the same thing happened. So they said that its most likely the motherboard that needs to be replaced... now before i go buying a new 130 dollar motherboard, i wanna know if this has happened to anyone else or if anyone knows if it might be somthing else, since i dont quite trust the geek squad through past experiences.

Heres some pictures of the Computer just to get a little more visual help if needed



Any help is apreciated and if it is in need of a new motherboard can you help me pick out a new one that will work best with my setup, and for Gaming.

thanks.
 

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Windows Media Player no longer displays images (sound is OK). Also, red placeholders are now displayed in Internet Explorer. This happened after I tried to clean up the PC using a number of programmes - Spybot, Windows Defender, AdAware etc. I've upgraded from Windows XP Home to XP Pro - I thought it might help in some way. I've also installed a new DVD decoder. Any suggestions please?
 

A:No visuals in Windows Media Player

doubtful this happend but maby something attached to your mediaplayer files and adware or 1 of the others deleted it for that reason... 1 of the programs you used might have also falsely picked up a visual file as a adware and deleted it, i would suggest installing a new version of windows media player & then usin your spy / adware stuff 1 by 1 cleaning your pc again see what program does it ... if it does it again & delete the program thats doing that find a substitute if need be for its replacement afterward... hope i helped some...
~later
 

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I read somewhere recently that MS has decided to remove the window previews from the taskbar by instead just having a list pop-up of currently open windows.

Aside from whether that is true, I am wondering what that means for the built-in neat factors.

Example, the window previews were fairly standard for most apps. However, in IE, the tabs were shown individually which was a nice feature. Also, hovering over Windows Media Player, it allowed you to skip, pause, play, and stop your current track.

What will happen to those neat preview features AND if they leave them, will they extend to other browsers and media players such as iTunes?

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I hope they dont remove that feature, Ive grown used to using it to switch between windows.

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I know this type of question has been placed numerous times but I am facing something weird for which I dont have any clues. I have purchased a brand new PC and I am facing HDMI connection problem in that. My PC is not detecting my Samsung LCD TV, although the same is working on my Laptop that has windows 10 installed. I am using HDMI port on my graphics card, although my motherboard does have an option for HDMI. (Checked the otherwise but its not detecting the signal too)
My PC configuration:
Intel Core i5 6402 Skylake
8GB Kingston Hyper X RAM
Gigabyte H110-S2PH Motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Windows 10 (build 1511)
What I have done so far :
1. Checked the HDMI cable connection in My Laptop (Windows 10) and the TV is detecting the laptop signal. Working fine.
2. Checked the same thing with my another spare PC (Windows 7) and my TV is detecting the signal.
3. Installed the latest NVIDIA compatible drivers from the manufacturer's website but failed to make the thing work in new PC.
One thing i would like to mention that my windows 10 PC is running updates in the background. And there I saw the list of updates that are currently being downloaded. There is also an update for my Graphics Card Driver/Adapter but when I saw the details for the update I came to know the drivers being downloaded are older than the one I have already installed. I dont know whether Windows 10 need separate drivers for Graphics Card other than the OEM. If this is the case then why would the HDMI con... Read more

A:PC to TV HDMI Connection-No Audio/Visuals

To make life easier, get a Chromecast and get going from there.

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Is there a way to get Windows Media Player randomize its visualizations from song to song, i.e. every time a new song starts, the visual switches? It seems like you can only change visualization manually, not auto-random... am I missing something?
 

A:Randomizing Win Media Player visuals?

Hiya

I'm assuming this is WMP 7.1, not 6.4. Also, what is your OS?

I don't think there is a way, after looking at this below:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&th=c0218107ba4a436e&rnum=5

I also looked at the site that he mentioned:

http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html

and, although it was intense, there was nothing really about what you want.

Maybe someone else knows.

Sorry

eddie
 

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As the title says, i can't delete Microsoft Visuals 2005 C++
Whenever i try it says that it cannot find the specified path where it should have been installed.

Also a update for Microsft Visuals is popping up all the time, i don't really know if it's relevant. But the exact update is :
Beveiligingsupdate voor herdistribueerbaar pakket Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 (KB2538242)

Any help would be much apreciated.

A:How do i remove Microsoft Visuals 2005 C++?

Since KB2538242 pertains to the VS 2005 /redistributable/ package then definitely do NOT try to uninstall it. It is the "runtime" libraries that are needed for other programs installed on your computer to work properly. Uninstalling it may break some unknown number of other programs. DO do the update if suggested by windows update, and if that succeeds, leave it alone at that point.

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so I ran cleanup http://www.stevengould.org/software...p/download.html chasing something I don't even think I have. Wonderful program if you like not having control over what it does. I lost allot of work running that thing. Quite annoying.

Well. it's gone, water under the bridge and all that.. but cleanup also changed my desktop. I cannot restore "Visual styles on windows and buttons" Every time I try and change the option, I open up the window and the settings are set to custom with that option unchecked. I go through all the options, checked and unchecked everything, set to best performance, back to full tilt winXP, save, save again, nothing sticks.

It annoys me that now I have an issue with this and even though its minor, I like the look, and I want to know what happened.

thanks
 

A:Solved: desktop visuals lost

resolved with Luna.
 

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EDIT: Okay, after a bit of troubleshooting, I have figured out these new visualisations that I have don't play nice with mp3's. They like my wma's though... wth? I know I don't need to download a new codec for mp3's because windows media player plays them okay without any visualisations added to it (I just checked!) What can I do? :/

Hello world! I just recently downloaded some visual animations for Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft (or at least, their web site) and installed them. My media player is doing these things, in order, at least 30 - 120 seconds into the song:
-sound stops (or animations stop)
-whatever of the two that didn't stop before stop now
-windows media player locks up, can't click anything.
in about 2 or 3 minutes, it may come back, but the freezing/locking repeats itself.
IT NEVER ENDS. O.o

So, I was wondering if there were any known issues with installing new visualisations or known issues with any of the packs from Microsoft... The ones I got are called "Psychadelia" and MP10_Energy Bliss (may not be correct, and yeah I know it's mp10 I still don't know why I even got it >p ) I did have whitecap, but uninstalled it due to fruityness anyway. Is there any reason why it's doing this with the stuff I got?

I'm running on
Acer Aspire x3200
Vista home premium x64
Nvidia Geforce 8200
4GB ram, 320GB harddrive
AMD Phenom 8400

Thanks for any solutions you may have x3

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Hi guys,

I just got my new graphics card, I plugged it in and wired up the PSU to it, So when i Turn my comp on I can see the fan for it is working but the onitor doesn't come one, the comp just does 1 Longish beep and 2 short ones. Any ideas what that means?

EDIT: Well I found out that 1 long beep and 2 short ones means "Bad Video Card" So I have no idea what to try next, does that mean it's never going to work?
Thanks
 

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After Reinstalling Windows 10 my Function Keys on screen visuals are missing. How can I restore this?

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I know this type of question has been placed numerous times but I am facing something weird for which I dont have any clues. I have purchased a brand new PC and I am facing HDMI connection problem in that. My PC is not detecting my Samsung LCD TV, although the same is working on my Laptop that has windows 10 installed. I am using HDMI port on my graphics card, although my motherboard does have an option for HDMI. (Checked the otherwise but its not detecting the signal too)
My PC configuration:
Intel Core i5 6402 Skylake
8GB Kingston Hyper X RAM
Gigabyte H110-S2PH Motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Windows 10 (build 1511)
What I have done so far :
1. Checked the HDMI cable connection in My Laptop (Windows 10) and the TV is detecting the laptop signal. Working fine.
2. Checked the same thing with my another spare PC (Windows 7) and my TV is detecting the signal.
3. Installed the latest NVIDIA compatible drivers from the manufacturer's website but failed to make the thing work in new PC.
One thing i would like to mention that my windows 10 PC is running updates in the background. And there I saw the list of updates that are currently being downloaded. There is also an update for my Graphics Card Driver/Adapter but when I saw the details for the update I came to know the drivers being downloaded are older than the one I have already installed. I dont know whether Windows 10 need separate drivers for Graphics Card other than the OEM. If this is the case then why would the HDMI con... Read more

A:PC to TV HDMI Connection-No Audio/Visuals

To make life easier, get a Chromecast and get going from there.

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Please let me know, dose the yahoo messenger chat details and web cam visuals will be stored in the computer or in the hard ware of the computer which i was used. If so where it will be stored. Please give me the entire details regarding this matter.

A:Chat details and Webcam visuals

Hello bijushamsudeen and Welcome to TSF,

No messenger will automatically store logs of video or messages. You can be prompted to do so your first startup, or you'll have to go into the Preferences pane and choose to save/archive your old messages. As for video cam conversations; they will not be saved.

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hello i got the bsod and now its only letting me go into system repair mode. i use an hdmi cord since my lcd iscracked. have no money to replace it right now. my hdmi isnt working so i cant see my screen. my mouse and keyboard is working fine. can anyone direct me on how to do a system repair with no visuals pls thank you.

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I?ve had a pc in storage for a while, just hooked it up, sounds like everything kicked in, but no lights on keyboard or anything coming through on screen
Any advice?
Thanks I?m advance
 

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Thought I would share this-

Its an eye candy program for Windows XP, Vista and 7 users. It allows you to add various effects like glow, transparency, etc to Windows, Taskbar, Startmenu, etc.

Desktop scripting - which allow User to turn their desktops into interactive HTML based field through scripts using JavaScript and Nimi Bastet scripting frontend
Repositories support - which allows to install scripts, plug-ins and even 3rd part customization software. Moreover it make it easier to keep it updated
Support for 3rd part customization software - both installing and running directly from Nimi Visuals
Synergy between both cores - classic and mirage can swap their functions for better performance
New effect types - on window creation and destroy, and on window state change
New graphics engine - allowing advanced graphics post processing, short named "nimioru", as well as handling tasks as retrieving window thumbnails(now supporting window themes for DWM capable systems)
Multi-monitor support for some effects - effects like edge snap, maximize have now better compatibility with multi-monitor workspaces
Suspend switch in menu - allowing to temporary suspend effects
New effect management - effects are grouped into categories
Quick search - now You can find effects by their name or description
Faster load time and better performance - thanks to core optimizations and effects architecture as well as detection methods
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A:Nimi Visuals 10.1 Released: 100+ New Features and Effec

not sure for everyone else, but using windows 7, the jelly windows and fluid windows is not very smooth. Very jumpy.

Have you thought of trying WPF to do some of the effects?

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I would like to know if it is possible to record onto cd-r's/dvd's/ or whatever the media player visuals with my uploaded music into a say, cd-g/ vcd/dvd format that I could play at a later time from my other players? Is this possible, legal, and how do I do it?
 

A:Recording windows media player visuals

I am not 100% certain what exactly you are asking.
Obviously if the music is NOT legally obtained in the first place ie: it is, for example, from a P2P or whatever download then clearly it is NOT legal.
If the music is legal in the first place, then you would have to explore the licence regarding copying for PRIVATE home use. THis site cannot advise on that matter.

As to the recording of it onto DVD/CD etc it depends on the nature of the disc that can be writtten to by the hardware and the facilities of the burning software.

cd-g in its usually accepted use is more complicated and although the CD can usually be played on a computer or DVD/CD player it will not usually recognise the visual stream.
See this
http://web.ncf.ca/aa571/cdgfaq.htm

On the question of how it depends of course on the software program for burning see this link further info is on the right hand side of the page.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03september16.mspx

and this
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/windows-media-player/11
 

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when playing a store bought audio CD, it plays back kinda garbled. { best way to discribe } might add, not all the time. and also the visuals out a wack with my downloaded music. plays my downloaded music just great. one strange thing? by accident i was holding down the left click on my mouse. and it seemed to stop... if i download i-tunes, or another player would this problem stop? i do like the WMP9. would rather keep! .............. runing windows 2000, with all available updates. not shure what the inards are. the puter was given to me. i do know its a compac, with the inards upgraded, have lots'o'memory it runs fine on everything else. and i do have all the WMP updates also. anyone have a soulution??? thanks, the best to ya's, assy
 

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Hi,

could anyone advise me on how I can capture what WMP11 is playing?
I have a song that I want to record with the visuals provided by Whitecap.

Cheers
edit ... found Hypercam , going to give that a go. Any recommendations then please let me know. Thanks
 

A:Software to capture Whitecap visuals in WMP11

Try FRAPs also at www.fraps.com - there is a demo there to see if it even works.
 

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Hello, I'm having a problem with my visuals on games (such as Empire Total War). The problem is this: when I play the games, I see jagged lines along the outlines of shapes (anything on-screen, especially shapes which are far away). I have uploaded pictures of some Empire Total War visuals to help illustrate the problem.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2945/empiretotalwarvisuals.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2966/empiretotalwarvisuals2.jpg

Steps I have already taken to try and get of the problem: I have already replaced the graphics card (to an ATI 4870) and monitor (to a Samsung Syncmaster T220) and the power supply (to an OCZ 600 watt stealthxstream). I have searched endlessly for a solution to the problem on other forums (Tech Support Forums etc.) with little success. My processor is a Q6600 and I have 3 GB of RAM. The Anti-Aliasing is at 4x and the Antistropic Filtering is at 16x also (believe it or not!) My resolution is 1680x1050 (my native res) and my drivers are up to date.

Any help would be much appreciated, since I have been trying to fix this since the dawn of time. I was heartbroken when I found that upgrading my GPU had not sorted out the problem and I could not play MTW without a flickering screen and jagged, blurry graphics.
 

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OK, pretty specific set of issues here; I haven't found anybody on forums and the like that seems to have the same.
I'm not much of a computer guy, so any assistance or pointers at all would be truly appreciated.

I'll describe the issue as completely as I can, in this order: 1.system specs, 2.user specs, 3.symptoms and non-symptoms, 4.what I've tried, 5.possible diagnoses(?) and thoughts.

1. System specs
-HP Pavilion g series laptop, purchased in 2011.
-Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, version 6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601
-AMD Phenom? II P960 Quad-Core Processor, 1800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
-Norton and Malwarebytes for anti-bad stuff
-Not sure what other specs would be useful. (Let me know if I should add something.)
-Note: I've never done a wipe or system reinstall, because I've never had a reason to -- everything has worked pretty fine so far, given a troubleshooting session here and there.

2. User specs
-Super vanilla case -- not a gamer, no special software, try to minimize what I'm running at any given time. I don't have lots of programs running in the background (that I know of) and when I run my web browser, I rarely have more than a few tabs open.
-really like Win7 and would like to keep it for as long as I can.
-Not wealthy (to put it lightly) and have had a couple bad experiences with repair people in the past, so I'm a bit non-trusting and would rather do as much as I can (with the help of kind-hearted folks like yourself) before I resort to a tech ... Read more

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OK, pretty specific set of issues here; I haven't found anybody on forums and the like that seems to have the same.
I'm not much of a computer guy, so any assistance or pointers at all would be truly appreciated.

I'll describe the issue as completely as I can, in this order: 1.system specs, 2.user specs, 3.symptoms and non-symptoms, 4.what I've tried, 5.possible diagnoses(?) and thoughts.

1. System specs
-HP Pavilion g series laptop, purchased in 2011.
-Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, version 6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601
-AMD Phenom? II P960 Quad-Core Processor, 1800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
-Norton and Malwarebytes for anti-bad stuff
-Not sure what other specs would be useful. (Let me know if I should add something.)
-Note: I've never done a wipe or system reinstall, because I've never had a reason to -- everything has worked pretty fine so far, given a troubleshooting session here and there.

2. User specs
-Super vanilla case -- not a gamer, no special software, try to minimize what I'm running at any given time. I don't have lots of programs running in the background (that I know of) and when I run my web browser, I rarely have more than a few tabs open.
-really like Win7 and would like to keep it for as long as I can.
-Not wealthy (to put it lightly) and have had a couple bad experiences with repair people in the past, so I'm a bit non-trusting and would rather do as much as I can (with the help of kind-hearted folks like yourself) before I resort to a tech ... Read more

A:Freezing and unusual visuals, but not convinced it's my graphics card

Hi Peter,
getting you moved to BSOD subforum.
Have a read of the posting instructions there please.

Roy

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So ive had a problem with very specific visuals in games completely rebooting my computer i have also found that attempting to stress test the card has the same result.

I can rule out card issues since ive tries stress testing both a nvidia 770 and a 560 in both tests the computer crashes the same second i start the stress test.
Ive also tried different drivers none seemed to have any effect.

So ive pretty much ruled out that the issues lies in the graphic cards and is tied with the heat issues i had with my CPU a while ago.
What happend then was that i had forgotten to change the cooling paste when removing the heatsink for cleaning and the cPU reached teampratures of 95+ and ofcourse made the system do a emergency shutdown.

With that in mind im thinking i might have caused some damage to the hardware but i dont know what to look for in order to determine that.

So any help or advice would be great.

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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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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!
 

A:Got My Computer Built~! Now Need Help!

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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 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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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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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....
 

A:Built new computer

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