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Q: Best Gaming Broadband Company

Hi there, hope I've posted this in the right section.

I've just moved into a flat and need to get connected to the internet. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good broadband company, I'm looking for one that is good for online gaming.

I am based in Essex, UK and cannot get cable.

Many Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Best Gaming Broadband Company

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A: Best Gaming Broadband Company

Try here first, http://www.broadband-finder.co.uk/broadband-tools/

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I use a laptop computer that was issued to me by the company I work for. They provided me with an Embarq mobile broadband air card to get high speed internet. Once connected to the air card, I access Outlook to get my business emails and do work related research on the internet using internet explorer. However, I also use the same computer to retrieve my personal emails by going to Internet Explorer then aol mail. I also visit several baseball websites using the company laptop. (My son is a minor league player.)

I know that if my IT department wanted to see what I've been doing on their laptop, they can request it, do a forensic search and see where I've been.

However, can the IT department see where I go on the internet, get my aol email password, etc. from the server at the office without me knowing it, when I use a mobile broadband air card?

PS: I don't go to any bad sites. And, this was not written on the company laptop.
 

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Hi I recently moved and got a new internet provider. All the laptops connected get intermittent internet access but stay connected to the network which has excellent signal strength. what could be causing this? it's getting really annoying and I really want to fix it - please help
 

A:Solved: new broadband company why do i get intermittent internet access?

Welcome

What do you mean that you are getting intermittent access? As in some pages load, or your computer shows limited access?
 

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Yesterday, I did a scan of my network with WireShark 3.2.6  Scan was done on my hardwired Ethernet connection. I am somewhat new to advanced wireshark and I do not know everything there is to know but I am in the process of learning.
While looking at the results of a short scan I saw some unsettling IP Addresses that were appearing on my network. I do a lot of schoolwork online and I need to setup Windows 10 Professional's Firewall to block this IP Address or possibly even a range of
IP Addresses. 
Problem is: When I do searches with keywords such as "Blocking an IP Address with Windows 10 firewall" I end up receiving results that are intended for businesses or results that are meant for a Windows Server.
I need an understandable solution to this potential security problem. One that I can use Microsoft tools to fix and not some 3rd party app if possible.
My system:
Windows 10 Professional build 18363.1016
MS Office 365 Enterprise Edition subscription through my school
Dell Optiplex 790 with the latest BIOS update
16GB RAM
Dual drives  SSD system drive and Mechanical ATA drive for data storage.
WireShark 3.2.6 results
Source: 52.109.12.55    Destination: My private IP Address for my PC. 
Protocol used: TCP   Note: 3 instances.
Below is my PC sending out an 89 byte message to 52.109.2.55   4 different times.
Source: My Private IP,     Dest:
52.109.12.55,  Src Prt: vpad 1516,&nb... Read more

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First off im sure this question has been answered a million times but hopefully I can get a good answer on this one

So anyways at the moment im still on dial up internet from earthlink, but finally im able to get wireless broadband in my area. Right now im playing older games like Swat 4 and Rainbow Six: Ravens shield on PC, and both games i have a dedicated game server that I rent monthly which is located in Chicago and im located in Michigan so not really that far way, normally when i play either of the 2 games on my dedicated server i get about a 220 ping which yeah i know is horrible but then again it is dial up lol. Anyways the company that i plan on getting the wireless broadband service offers a 768k download / 384k upload plan that fits my budget and it would be on a wired router seeing this connection would be only used for one computer. So im wondering what sorta of ping i would be seeing on that connection, and also would it be faster enough to play games on playstation 3 and newer games for PC like Battlefield bad company 2, Call of Duty: Black ops etc etc..

I'm sure any posts will help me out so thanks a bunch :grinthumb
 

A:Wireless broadband and gaming

Is that 768 download / 384 kilobits or kilobytes. if its kilobytes then yes that will work with any online pc gaming. I cant say anything console gaming because im a pc gamer only.
 

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Hi I have a 3 mobile broadband modem which works fine with my pc. Except for Internet gaming and Limewire. It just doesn't connect to said programs. Is there some sort of reason/solution for this?

I have checked the firewall and its allowing them access, thats the limit of my internet know whats.
 

A:Solved: Mobile Broadband and gaming/limewire.

Try disabling the firewall altogether, and connect to a GAME, not limewire.. if you're game works, they the firewall is lieing to you, if it still doesn't work you may want to contact your ISP because you don't have a router that could be blocking packets of information from recieving/sending.
 

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I'm looking for 17 inch Flat Screen monitors and bestbuy and CC are sooo expensive!! Wow 5oo bucks!! I went to Walmart and they have Flat montiors on sale. Microtek.. Is this company reliable? The 18 inch LCD (yes 18!) is $450 with taxso it's around $475.00
so is this company I can trust unlike Emachines.. YUCK!! Aslo should i just watch out for sales and rebates online (i also save tax!) for a LCD monitor or just go with this one.. also is there a real big diffrence between analog and digital LCD flat screens.. whatever that means??
 

A:Is Microtek a good company for Flat Monitors and what company should i avoid?

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I have an interesting problem that has been driving some pretty smart IT guys nuts. To perform my job I have to access a certain venders web pages that has security set up that I do not know all the details of. Anyway on the company PC using the company image that is a normal XP image and maintained by Comp U Com.

Any time I access this vender's web page it works fine until just after the log in screen. Once I put in my user name and password and click Ok IE just goes blank white and that's it. No error msg no nothing, its not locked up as the frame is still there and the world is turning but nothing else.

This happens on all the company PCs accessing this particular vender's web page as I went and checked. So I wanted to see if it the problem was in the PC or the network. I took the company PC home and was able to successfully log into that vender's web page from my cable modem at that house. Worked fine.

I have already added the vender web pages to the trusted zone and enabled all the active X and everything, deleted the cookies, tried some proxies etc. Every setting that can be done on the PC I have tried.

My question is what is the company network security system blocking that IE needs to work and how to resolve?

Thanks

A:IE blank page problem on company network but works fine off company network

Oh and to add this I loaded FireFox and from the company PC on the company network it logs in fine but FireFox will not display the page correctly and all the buttons do not work right so that is another issue.

I would like to get IE working as that is what these pages were written for

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Hi,
I?m looking for a Data Recovery company [not a Data Software company] to recover data on my drive that will not spin. Want to spend less than $1000. Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Recommend Data Recovery Company not Data Software Company

Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.

The DEMO allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.
 

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Hi all,I have issues getting mobile (3/4g) broadband to work with my new T470 Thinkpad. In Ubuntu, the Fibocom Adapter is only detected as a generic MBIM adapter, and although Network Manager (and it's applet) display my network provider, the connection is not established, and the system process mbim-proxy is hanging at 100% CPU. This issue has been reported here (but seems to remain unsolved ?) : https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg158286.html Did anyone get this to work?Best whishes and thanks for any hints!

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New Gateway MX6442 Notebook w/wireless networking and, also, Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop w/external DSL broadband connection, laptop runs WinXP Pro, desktop runs Win XP Home. Can they share the internet connection or not? Can they share anti-virus software from Norton? I need some feedback, thanks.

 

A:Wireless laptop & Broadband Desktop-share Broadband connection?

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Just wondering if you could help me! I am thinking about purchasing a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, and i was just wondering if a tiscali broadband modem (a sagem one) would have the correct cable to connect it to the back of the router. PLEASE HELP ME!!! LOL
thanx
Alo
 

A:Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router and Tiscali Broadband

If you have a model number, we could probably help. Do you know if the modem is USB or Ethernet? USB is not compatible with a broadband router, Ethernet is compatible.
 

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more later

im glad i kept my dial up-virgin doesnt see all that great

i dont know -is it my computer?

intel sucks?

have two gigs ram

see amazon.com link

what are the others?

https://www.google.com/search?q=pre...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
 

A:Review of Virgin prepaid broadband and other prepaid broadband

from an amazon review

The bottom line here is that this device simply does not work at any kind of acceptable level. Don't buy it. Don't even think about buying it. It's not worth it at ANY price.

Also...the device itself gets VERY VERY HOT...then shuts down! So..while you are busy replacing the transmission on your truck (yes you have enough time waiting for page to load)...by the time it finally DOES load...yup...you're done...the device breaks the connection because it is now hot enough to cause pain if you hold it for a few seconds.

How the hell can anyone sane, make and sell this device? How did it make it out the lab?
It does not work!!!!!!!

When I called Virgin they ACTUALLY SAID THIS:

"You should try it away from any buildings or trees and don't try to use it inside a building. Try going to a park."

So...if you are actually dumb enough to buy this you can use it, apparently, in a park without any trees near a cell tower. Just wow. "

http://www.amazon.com/U600-Prepaid-Stick-Virgin-Mobile/dp/B008A0O6KC

seems like it from where i am too at times

one youtube played i think so far at a fairly good pace a 3 minute video
 

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Hi Guys,
This is my very first post on Windows Vista Forums and I am eager to get into this thread!

First off....Windows Vista Ultimate.....is the very best you can buy for gaming.
This features the 64bit OS version which can process 14GB of RAM at top speeds you can find in a new OS. I would definitely recommend this OS for gaming and none other.

Now on to the main part of my thread: Compatibility Gaming! This is the most discussed issue for gamers across the US. The problem is how do you get games to work (specifically older games) on Windows Vista Ultimate? Well, there are 3 solutions. 1: You could wait until the company of the game makes a OS patch for the game although that could take a while. 2: You could go into the game files and put the game into compatibility mode for your OS. And 3: You could revert back to an older OS that works for your game. Which one would you choose? I would choose #2.

They are always going to make games work on a newer OS. Lets take the game Lord of The Rings Battle for Middle Earth 1&2. Electronic Arts (EA) has already made a patch for those two that will have 85% more chance of running on Vista! If doesn't work then it's the type of computer hardware you are using. The hardware would 100% guarantee be outdated! In that case just get more recent hardware!? It's not that difficult! With a bit of research, common sense, and problem solving skills you can get gaming compatibility issues out of your hair!

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A:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

Very Smart Post!

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My gaming PC has on a number of occasions shut down during gaming (assassin's creed III, batman arkham origins, mass effect 3, emulating ps2 games, etc.) so i decided to monitor it one time with CPUID while running batman arkham origins windowed with high settings.

While playing, my processor temp was usually in the range of 54 Celsius, but got as high as 58 on some occasions, and my vid card was in the range of mid 70s Celsius and got as high as 81 on one occasion. I checked the forums and googled and from what I've read, it seemed like these temps are supposedly in the normal range. But after a few hours in that constant temperature, my PC hung and then I had to shut it down manually. On the other occasions that I was playing other games, it didn't even hang but instead shut down on it's own.

What always happens after this is that when i boot my pc, the monitor says there's no signal and the CPU stops and restarts on it's own (either once or a couple of times). i have to move the cpu to another room which is a bit cooler and have to give it a couple of hours (sometimes half a day) before it boots normally again. There were times I've tried just leaving it in the original room before for a few days but it never boots normally when i do that.

I thought that the problem might be with my GPU but recently, I was browsing with google chrome and when i opened a lot of tabs in succession (about 10), the PC hung again and I had to manually resta... Read more

A:What should i change in my Gaming PC setup (i5, GTX 580)? It shuts down during gaming

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Hi guys,

This is my first post in this forum since I have not received any help from elswhere.
You guys are my only hope.

Okay, so I recently bought two G1 Gaming GTX970 graphics cards.
The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers, so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from 3dguru, scrubbed the drivers in safe mode. After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers.

Now to the issue...
After gaming for some time graphically demanding games (AC:Unity, FarCry4) the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands. Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games, but I've managed to play Alien: Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported. Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel (nVidia supported) either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU. When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming, sometimes within minutes. The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC, just when gaming heavy does it occur, I run the system SLI enabled. I'm going to include two crash dumps below.

By the looks of it, it seems to be a driver issue, so what are my options here?
I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted.
Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Nahkman


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A:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat

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Hi all! About 5 months ago I bought all new parts and assembled a PC for gaming / school work. The goal was to buy parts that are instantly available (sold older PC to a friend and I needed a replacement fast) and the price range was about 1000-1200€ (in Finland). I ended up with the following parts:

- Fractal design Define R4 Black Pearl
- Asus DRW-24F1ST/BLK/G/AS 24x DVD+/-RW
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
- WD Green 1 TB SATA III 64 MB
- MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC Edition 2048 MB
- Kingston SSDNow v300 120 GB SSD 2,5"
- Corsair CX600W V2
- Intel Core i5 4690K 3,5 GHz LGA1150
- Asus Z97-K Intel Z97 LGA 1150 ATX
(Decided to save some money and buy heatsink/cpu fan later, since I also needed a new monitor)

- Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I haven't overclocked anything.

All seemed fine until I installed the first games and Bluescreens started coming up.
There are 3 different BSOD Im getting (more detailed info below). Always Machine Check Exeption 0x9C. The thing is BSOD only comes during gaming. First the sound loops and everything freezes followed by BSOD.

Searching for the problem I have:

- Formatted and re-installed everything 3 times
- Monitored temperatures with Bios, Realtemp, Open hardware monitor (60c-80c with heavy gaming)
- Run sfc / scannow, chkdsk, Seatools, Lifeguard Diagnostic, Memtest, Prime95, Heaven Benchmark, dxdiag; no errors in any of them
- Borrowed my old rams and graphics card back and replaced the new ones; sam... Read more

A:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs


   Information
Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in ev... Read more

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I dont know why. I recently bought a new computer and it has been doing this since i first got it. I dont know why but hopefully you can help me.

My Computer Stats:
-Intel? Core? i7-3770K
-GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Z77
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB
-2TB Hard Drive
-Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus 1,000 Watts
-Microsoft? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Link to My SF tool file should be as a attachment

This the message that Windows gave me to check for solution after i restarted the BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800BC59028
BCP3: 00000000FE200000
BCP4: 0000000000021136
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\012013-25521-01.dmp
C:\Users\dbzethioboy\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-42759-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

When the BSOD occurred i copyed the code:
Stop: 0x00000124(0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA800DC59028, 0x00000000FE200000, 0x0000000000021136

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A:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Code:
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Code:
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Code:
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
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hello people...
im building a gaming PC and it is my first built.
Till now i had been playing on low end laptop(back in times of NFS underground n all) then i got XPS 15 L502x and xbox 360-S but they all have their limitations and the laptops cost a lot and dont withstand the threshold of the games of current time.It all becomes very confined and limited.
So i have decided to go for an ALL GAMING ONLY! PC built, and im going to do it myself (really excited about the complete project)
Now ill be playing games in 3D (ie on a 3D monitor) but im not a very big fan of the 4k or UHD resolutions and will be playing at 1920x1080p but at 120/144 HZ instead of 60hz monitor
so keeping all that in mind and with my research over the internet for couple of months i have decided what im buying and i need you guys to help me out finding any problem with this configuration

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7pV4GX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7pV4GX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
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A:first gaming PC built for gaming in 3D at 1080p at 120HZ......

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

RAM
I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
Processor
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
GPU
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card, http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desk.../geforce-gt640
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
HDD
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
MotherBoard
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.

Anyway,

RAM:

Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.

CPU:

Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...

HDD:

Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.

Motherboard:

Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you.... Read more

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Greetings All,

I posted this over at both the MSI and TomsHardware forums as I think it's a hardware issue but I want to make sure it's not a Windows 7 issue so I'm going to post it here in case anyone has some thoughts or ran into a similar issue in the past.

Gents,

I've run into an issue on a new build that I can't nail down and need your advice on my next steps so I'll try to give you all the information I have and what I tried. This is a NEW build that was built about 3 weeks ago. Everything ran fine until today when it all went wrong after a game lockup.

Everything worked fine today when I booted up so I decided to play Witcher 3 which I've been playing with no issues (with the exception of a freeze for a second or two in big cities when the CPU hit's 100%) but those are few. Anyway at the main menu screen (not playing yet) today it locked up for the first time. Had to use reset button as CNT-ALT-DLT didn't work and on reboot the problem appeared.

Problem:
No matter what I do I can't get GTX 960 out of 800X600 resolution safe mode or resolve it's conflict.

Description of how it Boots Events:

1. Starting the PC (powering on) this is what happens between devices.
2. The GPU lights up and monitor is Blue (active)
3. Four seconds later GPU lights OFF, VGA on motherboard turns RED and Monitor goes AMBER (no signal)
4. Six seconds later GPU lights ON, RED VGA light goes OFF and Monitor goes Blue (active)

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A:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another sy... Read more

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I recently got a job in medical informatics. I work at home and access the company's data base through a laptop supplied by the company. I didn't know when I hired on that the company forbids the use of a wireless connection. I have a wireless router and my office is on a different floor than my router. I can get the office hard wired, but in the meantime I was wanting to know if there is any way the company can know that I am using a wireless router. They are OK with me using the wireless router, as long as the laptop is physically connected. BTW, I have WAP on the wireless for security.
 

A:Can my company know?

I assume you are connecting through a VPN appliction? I hope you are using WPA2 for the wireless encryption.
 

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purchased a yoga 900 in July 2016. everything working great until late december when i closed the laptop after using it. i felt the machinisms a little tight and heard a crack as i was about half way closing the screen. as i reopened it, i noticed a crack along the left side starting at the base. i reached out to Lenovo tech and was told i would be notified. i sent pictures and statement on what occured. the incident was no fault of mine. Being the 5th lenovo i have owned and the first time i have experienced this, i knew this was a faulty machine with a defective screen. this is the reason i reached out to lenovo. after a couple weeks of no response and follow ups after follow ups on my end, i was emailed a response from their "case manager" stating this was not going to be covered on their base warranty as they deemed this as an "accidental" incident. while i waited for a response, i had no choice but to purchase another laptop for work purposes. until now, i have been a huge fan anf spokes person for Lenovo. i have a different outlook at this company and will no longer purchase from Lenovo or advise any one of my employees to do so.

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Hi there.

I found a,b,c, and d.exes in my temp folder and had deleted them already, along with msb.exe. I'm still getting popups from IE (I'm using FF) and getting iexplorer.exe crashes (I assume from the trojan)

I can't run gmer.exe


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[Window Title]
Microsoft Windows

[Main Instruction]
gmer.exe has stopped working

[Content]
A problem caused the program to stop working correctlyWindows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available<... Read more

A:msb.exe and company

Anyone? :(

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I am about to get a laptop soon and i was wondering what company should i go with. When i asked people around me they said go with dell toshiba and gateway. I will spend about 1000 for a laptop and i want it to be use for MMO not those really high end ones. I want a laptop that is wireless with a decent battery life and wont break that easily. So which laptop company is the best. Please help me.
 

A:which laptop company is best

Knowing the company is not going to help you much. All companies have high-end and low-end products with very different life expectancies. You have to think brands like ThinkPad, Latitude, Satellite, etc.

To tell you straight, you are not going to get a "good" laptop for $1000 (I assume that you live in the center of the world and think is USD) unless you get some special bargain.

I always recommend ThinkPads, but $1000 is probably going to get you a R(ubbish) series machine that may be inferior to something from a cheaper brand.
 

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So i was given a laptop by my bf who found it in a dumpster. After buying a power cord and turning it on, it loaded a bright red screen indicating that the laptop was owned by a rental company, and is now locked. I didn't steal it, and it was on its way to a landfill so I was wondering if any one could tell me if there was any way to get that off this laptop without haveing to call the rental place (already called but have to wait till tomorrow to talk to anyone) it's a Sony vaio with Windows 7 home and the bios has a password lock on it too.
 

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O.k so heres my problem....i istalled company of heroes..(retail),,,,it was working fine.....

then i decided i wanted 2 update it manualy becouse it wouldnt let me do it automaticly.....so i dounloaded the patch i needed and i was half way when my computer crashed (becouse i had a lot of applications runing.,,,....so when i rebooted my PC i tried to indtsl the patch again but it gave me a message that it had already been instaled.......SO BASICLY IT CORRUPTED MY WHOLE GAME......i tried to uninstak it from the control panel....but it didnt show up......

SO I DIDNT UNINSTAL IT I JUST DELETED THE MAIN FOLDER (IN THE PROGRAM FILES)......

after that i hit RUN and typed REGETID OR whatever it is and deleted the filed there.......

so i inserted the disk to instal it again and IT GIVES ME AN ERROR MESSAGE SAYING THAT THE GAME IS ALREADY INSTALLED IN MY COMPUTER........

SO PLZ HELP ME.I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO N E MORE.......I DELETED EVRYTHING OF COMPANY OF HEROES AND ITS JUST A BIG MESS..LOL.......

I dont know if if theres another location that i might have missed???...

SO PLZ HELP ME OUT!!!!

THAX IN ADVANCE
 

A:Help!!COMPANY OF HEROES!!!!!

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i am have major popups. i have ran trend micro house call am running avast antivirus, plus webroot spy sweeper. and can not seem to beat this. here is a hi jack log. if any one can help i will owe you my life.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:42:45 PM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
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A:need major help with company pc

any help please

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I think that it's absolutely bullsh1t that I pay almost a $1000.00 for a HP Tower (M8530F) and after 8 months the Motherboard Fails and has to be sent to HP to get repaired then 3 months later the hard drive(seagate barracuda 7200.11) crashes only to find out that there are thousands of reported crashes all over the web with this particular HD. I call Seagate hoping to hear that they will replace only to hear it's an OEM HD you will have to contact H.P. So I call H.P. to hear the guy from India that I can't understand say your warranty has expired we cannot help you! total bullsh1t! I still have a computer that was bought 7 years ago that runs like a champ, given it doesn't have alot of fancy stuff on it but it runs and runs good. If these computer and H.D. manufactures are going to be making these high tech devices with the best parts money can buy then they better back there product up a little better than this!
 

A:These Company's are a Joke!

I assemble my own.
Better price for the parts.
Manufacturer warranty on parts.
Usually easy to replace a bad part.
 

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We are an internet service provider with over 4000 subscribers. Not one of our customers can access their Microsoft services. 
Outlook, Hotmail, Bing, answers.micorosoft.com
We need this fixed immediately.

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Hello,i have made a company,that is similar to a internet cafe,we have very nice computers with high specs and all other for serious gaming and for just check in to the internet.
My question this,i want to start the companys work,but to do that i need the coputer to have a OS or a WINDOWS inside program that will only let you to play games and surf the internet,and it will need a teamviewer kinda program that will let the admnistrator in the main desk to see the computers screens and help them if its needed,and it needs to have a counter to count the time he/she will be using the internet.
Hope you understand me,sorry for the bad English.
 

A:Program for my company.

Here is some free software.........
http://www.cybercafepro.com/
There are more in a google search,most not free.
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=15&gs_id=1o&xhr=t&q=internet+cafe+software&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&pbx=1&oq=internet+cafe+s&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&gs_l=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=e66887a18cf4fc71&biw=1152&bih=575
 

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What company out there do you think has the best routers?
 

A:Best Router Company

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The Question is self explanatory. I just wanted to see what other people thought.

Wow, eVGA is good.
 

A:Which nVIDIA Company is the best?

eVGA has 4 votes with 80% and XFX has 1 vote from me with 20%.

People like eVGA because they think the step up program is worth its weight in gold when really it is a very limited con with a ton of fine print. Also I beleive eVGA advertises more than any other GPU company, like moths to a pourch light come the people to the pretty ad

I like XFX cause of their double warranty, It is a liftime warranty for the original buyer and same goes if you sell the card to somone, they are the only company that lets the warranty pass from the original purchaser to secondary buyer that I know of, I may be wrong though. Although this is a really good quality because if I am selling my 8800GTX a year down the road I am sure I will get top dollar for it due to the fact that even if I was selling a DOA product the buyer is garunteed to get a new one directly from XFX. I also prefer them because out of about 20 products both for personal use and cards I put in customer machines, I have had not one single problem.

All in all unless you are buying from some "B" company most of the products are pretty close quality wise from the top manufactures. All it really comes down to is the perks you get with the card at the time of purchase, it may be a great warranty, step up program or even a really good game bundle. You just have to ask yourself which perk best suites your needs...

eVGA is killing my beloved XFX now
 

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how can i delete all info form this laptop, history and files
 

A:company laptop

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I Installed Company of Heroes. It worked great. BF2 would then give me a Memory.dll error and would not run. I reinstalled BF2 then I got the memory .dll error on COH.
Now i can't remove COH its not in the program list and says when I try to remove you can only remove if installed? Its still got the icon on the desktop and is still in the prog list from the start menu but can't find it anywhere else. Where can I get the memory.dll that it says is missing.
HELP!! Please.
Thanks John
 

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Hello, I've played Bad COmpany 2 for a while, and I could play it fine until I upgraded my PC to these specs:

Sapphire Radeon 6950 2gb
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Corsair 16Gb DDR3 1600 RAM
i5 2500k OC @ 3.7ghz
Corsair HX750 Watt PSU

I can play all of my games at 100+ FPS easily, including Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, etc, except that about 15 minutes into my game (only in bad company 2) it just completely crashes my PC with no error. I have re installed my video card drivers and re installed the game. I checked the Event Viewer and this is what it says happened.


Event Properties - Event 41, Kernel-Power

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-10-07T03:03:35.392015600Z" />
<EventRecordID>22416</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Nick-PC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
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A:Bad Company 2 crashing my PC?

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<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>




Hi -

Those RED zeroes indicate a BSOD may have occurred, with a bugcheck =

0x0 (0x0,0x0,0x0,0x0) - which points to unknown hardware failure.

Any over-clocking?

Are temps high?

I sit on the software side of the fence and will have to defer to a Hardware Expert here.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Does anyone know of an Itouch like device made by a different company that would not require me to go through Ituens but rather just hook it up like a normal external drive? I have a Sansa like that now where I just plug it in, copy and paste my songs and I love it. Not a big Itunes fan.
 

A:Itouch by a different company?

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I'm trying to use PuTTY or WinSCP to connect from my company's network to a server I have at home. They use a proxy for web access. I have already determined the proxy's IP, port, and protocol. Normally the proxy settings are determined automatically by a URL, but I set these parameters manually in Firefox and it lets me out to the Internet, so that tells me they work. By the way, it's an HTTP proxy.

So....I put these settings into WinSCP and PuTTY and both immediately returns "403: Forbidden" or something similar. I checked my home router's log and there is no connection attempt. I tried SOCKS5, and I get no error, but it doesn't work either.

HOWEVER, if I put my personal IP addressort into Firefox and try to connect, then check my home router's log I see a connection attempt. I also get a message on my web browser that it's the incorrect protocol (Duh). So a connection is possible, just by the wrong program!

Any ideas on how to resolve this? We used to be prompted by the web browser for a login when accessing Internet websites, but they have changed this so we're not prompted anymore, if this helps. Also, Firefox and IE both work, so it's not locked to a specific web browser.
 

A:Company's proxy for SSH

This might mean that you haven't fwd'd the correct ports on the router though...

But if you have done it from other connections? I would say that you still don't have the correct settings in putty for your proxy...

?

Matt

P.S. Looks like you have a fun little problem...
 

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Hi,

Im thinking of purchasing it, I used the "Can i run it" app, which said i passed all minimum requirements, however, when i checked the recomended it said my graphics card didnt pass that.

I checked the recommended requirements which are apparently 512mb, and my graphics card is 1GB as far as i know.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

Has the "Can i run it" app failed?
 

A:Battlefield bad company 2

5470 is perfectly fine for BC2. Dont expect to run on high, but it will do the job happily. No worries there.
 

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I found this site on the web looks like they do lots of interesting bits, but everything seems to be done through e mail so a little nervious of ordering anything from them. mini-itx.com - store - home As I have a cube pc and want to upgrade motherboard also I have Foxconn P4M900-8237A anyone know what size that is?

A:Anyone have experiance with this company

Without information that you can verify, I would stay away. Assuming that they are honest, but you have a problem; what do you do then?

Unfortunately, in today's world discretion is the better part of valor. I would not get involved, but of course it is just my opinion and others may easily disagree.

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I have AT&T Landline for my phone and AT&T for my DSL. I got my phone bill today and they have raised my DSL up to $25 a month with no notice! Can you tell me how I can go about dropping them? Can you advise me what company I should go with after dropping AT&T? How much do other DSL companies charge? Thank you.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Best & Cheapest DSL Company?

getting rid of your current DSL company is easy, just call them and cancel.However finding a different DSL company may be impossible since they have to use the same wires to your house.You don't say where you are so I have to suggest Google. For example search with dsl provider Mytown MystateReplacing Mytown and Mystate with where you live.Good LuckRogerA quick question since the DSL + Phone service is your cost, have you looked into Cable Internet and VOIP to replace the phone service?

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When playing Battlefield, Bad Company 2 i played it on high graphics, but there was moderate fps lag when things blew up in front of me or generally when there was a lot happening on the screen, so i tried medium settings and it's the same. what part of my computer do i need to upgrade? Oh and all my drivers are up to date. And can you also recommend a good free anti virus with a good built in firewall.

Thanks in advance =)

Jamie.

Pc Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 470738 MB, Free - 416114 MB; D: Total - 470739 MB, Free - 350899 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, EG43M, ,
Antivirus: None
 

A:Bad Company 2 problems (PC)

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what would be the best DSL internet service there is

A:WHAT IS THE BEST DSL SERVICE OR COMPANY

Where do you live (area)?

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In My opinion Avast is most trusted and reliable! Share Your thoughts too!
 

A:Which is the Most Trusted AV Company?

Depend what is your view for "trusted". If we go like in here today's PARANOID internet world, ransom here ransom there and other thing messed with in...crap what i talking about, most privacy friendly for sure is Emsisoft. In other scenarios...hmm... i still keep my vote, Emsisoft.
 

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I'm running a fairly dated computer:

6000+ dual core (2 x 3.0ghz)
Asus Matrix 4850 512MB @ 725/2000 core/mem
2GB DDR2 800
Forget my motherboard model as I'm at work but it's an am2/am3 board.

Just wondering what I should upgrade first to get the biggest bang/buck performance increase for BC2? I play on my 1920x1080 22" BenQ monitor and would like to play on at least medium settings. I have the game on order.

Cheers.
 

A:Upgrade for Bad Company 2

a new graphics card would get you the most results, if by chance your MB has another pcie slot, add another 4850. you also need to add another 2GB of ram for gaming (especially for games like BC2) you will only get to use about 3GB for working memory because of the limitation of your 32 bit OS, but add 2GB to keep your dual channel function.

a couple questions for you,
1) what are the specs of your PSU?
2) whats your budget for this upgrade?
3) is DX11 a priority for you?
 

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