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first case mod need components

Q: first case mod need components

Hey Guys,

Finaly I made the time to create my ulimate case I've been reading reviews for the best combination graphics adapter, processor and cooler.
Has anyone ever overclocked a Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2?
I need some tips for excellent perfomance

Thxs in advance,
Monique Vreugd

A: first case mod need components

What motherboard and memory are you using with this processor?

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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I don't think I have any overheating issues just yet but I was curious if anyone had some ideas on the most effective ways to cool a BTX case. Case temp is around 50 C and CPU is mid 50's when idle. Room is about room temp, 70 F or so. When doing something intense the it all creeps about about 5 degrees C to the point where the case is around 55, CPU around 60-61. These numbers according to Speedfan.

Again, I've had no problems thus far and I don't think these temps are unreasonable. But I was curious as to what my cooling options are. I was thinking the quickest, cheapest, and probably least effective way to go was to put a fan in the empty PCI least until I need that slot. But it seems that most PCI fans are not made for a BTX case as they point in the wrong direction. Also, this particular setup is somewhat unique as there is a plastic duct running directly from the intake fan to the CPU, making alternative CPU cooling somewhat tricky.


A:Cooling Components in BTX Case

see if there is a place at the front of the case , in front of the hard drive cage, to add another fan..I put 120 MM fans there...blowing into the case... so they can blow cool air over the hard drives an aid the other case fans blowing out of the good and the 120MM fans are quieter than the 80 mm fans

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Hi, so i am in possesion of an hp desktop (here is the product page, and i was planning on buying a new case, a new GPU (msi gtx 1060) and a new Psu (to support my new gpu. Now in order for me to add all of this stuff i think it would be ideal to transfer all of my components to a new case. I am familiar with how to do this, i just wanted to know if this will all work nice and smoothly or if i need to know a few things first or even if it will not work at all. Thank you.

A:Moving my pc into new case and upgrading components

JablesTheGreat Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I've done this a few times -- but not with this model PC -- so I can only offer general comments ... 1) I/O shield -- this is the small plate that covers the external sockets at the back of the case.  These are generally a standard size, so if the new case has the same size opening, you can simply move the shield to the new case. 2) USB ports -- these have standard MoBo connectors, so as long as the ports in the new case are the same generation as the old case (i.e., USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0), you should be able to reconnect the USB ports without problems. 3) Memory card readers -- this is more problematic.  Every HP PC I've owned has had memory card readers and the connectors are anything but standard. In addition, the readers themselves are designed to fit into each special case, so they're not "bolt-ons" that can simply be reattached to a different case.  If this is the situation with yours, you would have to suffice with USB-based memory card readers for the new case. Good Luck

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I am starting to get concerned about my new Dell Dimension 8400 getting hot, doesn't seem to be much in the way of airflow. The whole Intel processor is all new to me...usually an AMD chick, but I got a good deal. Anyway...would it void my warrantee if I put mobo, dvd, & HDD etc. into a different case with more fans to improve airflow? Has anyone else done this? Just curious.

Intel Pentium IV 3.6GHz
ATI Radeon X850 XT PE PCIe (256 memory)

A:Move Dell components into other case?

I don't know if it would void Dell's warranty or not (although I think it well might!), but if you were going to do all that anyway why didn't you assemble your own machine in the first place?

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A:strange bootup after installing components in new PC case

Re-check all your connections. It sounds like something that was previously connected is not now.

Also: are you using the same power supply as before? Or is it a new supply that came with the case?
If a new supply, what are the specs on both (old and new).

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A:Moved components into new case and now get a BSOD upon booting

I have researched the problem a little more... maybe I have to do a repair install of XP?

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I'm not too tech proficient, but I'm getting better, and decided to tackle my biggest challenge so far.

I took everything out of a Gateway PC, replaced the PSU and put everything back into a new full tower case.

Everything works great except the audio. Here is the problem and details:

I only have an onboard audio card. The new case has a headphone jack on the front that connects to the "audio" pin connection on the bottom of the motherboard. I connected this.

After reassembling, the audio jack on the rear of the case on the motherboard I/O panel does not produce sound. HOWEVER, the headphone jack on the front DOES produce sound.

I'm a little puzzled because that would seem to imply the motherboard is fine.

Does the I/0 panel audio ports run off of dedicated power, or a specific power cord that I might have placed in the wrong place or backwards?

Any other ideas?

Followup question. THere is something wrong with the front headphone jack (maybe a manufacturer defect) that is causing the left speaker to crackle and be less loud. almost like a bad speaker, but I tested for that.

In the case I took everything out of there was a single AUDIO pin connection from the front panel to the motherboard. But on the new case the AUDIO pin connection had an additional identically sized pin connection coming off of it about 1" from the AUDIO pin connection. It had some numbers on it like a voltage rating or something (unsure).. I just ... Read more

A:Onboard audio problems after moving components to new case

Hi, If you replaced all the cables as they were then you should have no trouble.
The front panels are in 2 groups. The USB sockets are 1 group with a cable that runs over to the motherboard.
The front panel audio board has 2 cables that run from it to a single free socket, and that plugs onto a connector on the motherboard that has 5 pins in one row and 4 pins on the other row, with one pin empty.
But I would think it's more likely the problem is the settings in Windows.
Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar, choose 'playback devices', and if your speakers are plugged into the back of the pc, you should see them in the list. They should have a green tick over the speakers.
If not, right click on the speaker line, and choose 'enable', that should put the sound signals onto the socket where your external speakers are connected to.
* Might also be worth testing that your external speakers are working by plugging them into something you know works, such as a mp3 player, mobile, or tape player output. It's possible the speakers are not getting power. (Power LED on one speaker).
*Also check for muted audio in Windows, and the 'on/vol' control on the actual speakers.

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Hello: Installed Windows 8 Pro Upgrade to an old PC case. Can I transfer all

the components from that case and install them in a new empty case,

bringing along that Windows 8 installation too? I would transfer everything

except the intake/exhurst fans. Thank you.

A:Migrating entire PC components with Windows 8 to another empty PC case

Yes, if you are moving the same motherboard and Hard Drive it should be smooth.

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Hello world,
I'm looking to considerably upgrade my current system, which will become essentially a new system overall.

I was looking into something along these lines:
[Key: Currently Own | Looking To Buy]
Motherboard- Asus Sabertooth Z77.
CPU- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz s1155 6MB.
Cooling- Corsair Hydro H100i.
RAM- Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz (x2= a total of 32GB).
GPU- GeForce GTX 460 (768MB).
PSU- Corsair GS600 80PLUS. (is it enough?)
HDD/SSD- *.*
Monitor- *.*
Peripherals- *.*
Case- Open for suggestions!

The rest is less of an issue.

What do you guys think?

A:A New (*upgrade) System Build, Components and Case Questions

The PSU is definitely enough. You could even have two GTX 670s with this PSU.

32 GB would be about 28 GB more than I would ever need, but hey.

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A:Help! a components file does not match the verification information in the components

See if this thread sheds any light on the situation.

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A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - 4773952302 which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case.  Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.  Regards,MayureshVery poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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say a case like this

A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

thats a nice case but if ur willing to blow that kind of money i would get this its a full tower so lots of room or this this one has some of the best airflow and fan capabilities i would buy this one if u have the money
or if ur low on cash get this which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)

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A:Best CPU Components

The best is not always what you are looking for. The best Pentium 4 for example is over $1000.

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Hi Everyone,

A easy question I think. Is there someplace on the computer that I can go that describes what components are inside? I mean like the sound card, motherboard, and such. I know what chip I have but know little or nothing else. Being nosy I would like to look my system up and see just how good or bad it is. Happy New Year to all of you.




Try this for a starter

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What could have caused this calamity please ?

A:Why did ALL my components fry ?

could also have been the psu that caused it

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I probably going to upgrade my computer (which you can see in my sig). I been searching around and I found these that I find interesting:

I'm still looking around for a video card, but if anyone finds a better deal for a "GeForce4 Ti-4200, please tell me.


A:New Components

I have used Accubyte in the past and found them reputable. You may also want to take a look here,

Never had a problem. I would also suggest,

for ram.


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Will the video card and motherboard both fit in this case?
And will this video card fit in the motherboard lol

A:Will these components fit!?!?!?

Motherboard and cabinet are both ATX-compliant, so no problems there.

The motherboard specs in your link do not list any details for the PCI expansion slots, so I can't say if the video card is compatible. If you can verify that the motherboard has at least one PCI-Express x16 slot, you'll be okay.

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New PC components
Im mainly gonna be using this PC for my Media Center
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Any Advise for me would be appreciated

A:New PC components

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edit: make sure your mobo is compatible with the x6 CPU, not all mobos can support it out of the box. you'll have a difficult time trying to flash the BIOS to make it compatible if its not out of the box ready and you dont have a spare CPU lying around or another computer to work off of.

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Hi to all,

How do i open up the component boxs where i can select additional controls such the the calendar controls in excel. thank you.

A:excel components

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Hi all!

Yeah.. after using my current pc for 5 years, I have decided to get a new pc before I get too frustrated using the old one =X

Eh, I'd use the PC mainly for gaming and alittle other work
Here's what I have in mind..

AMD Athlon64 3000+ & MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
Cosair PC3200 DDR400 1GB (2X512MB)
Leadtek WinFast PX6600GT Extreme PCI Express
Hitachi T7K250 SATA 160GB 8MB 7200RPM
BenQ DW1640 16X DVD±RW
Cooler Master Centurion 5
Antec True Power 2.0 430 W

Guys.. please give me your comments/feedbacks on this build..Thanks in advance =D

A:Need comments on my New PC Components!!

It'll work.

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I am going to order the following components from NewEgg for the computer I am going to build (my first).

Intel 975XBXLKR Socket T (LGA 775) Motherboard

ASUS EN7600GS Silent/HTD/512M GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x 16 Video card

Intel Pentium D 940 Presler CPU 800 MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core
EM62T Processor

Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB 240 Pin DDR2 SDRAM
DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Unbuffered System Memory
(ordering 2 Gig)

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler

Then, I am going to order a PC Power & Cooler power supply from somewhere else because NewEgg only has one that they offer.

I already have a new Hitachi SATA hard drive, a Toshiba DVD writer, a case (ChenMing 901 series).

Does anyone see any incompatabilities with these components or anything different that I should order?


A:Need opinion on these components

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I was just wondering if this motherboard is good for my purposes.
I need a P4 HT (not that I want it, but I have to get it) and PCI-E is required for the graphics adapter I'm getting.


A:Questions About PC Components

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The cd roms and junk doesn't need to be built in. Really I don't need any special roms at all, just a regular CD will be sufficant.
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I like to write but I feel I could do it much faster on a tablet I just can't seem to break the habit of looking at my fingers so my typing speed isn't what it could be. Also I like the ability to take a photo and put it in the tablet and draw notes on it, really I just like them.

I looked around at a bunch of them and all I get are sales pitches, PR garbage, and "This is the greatest thing in the world." reviews from people who call tech support looking for the "Any Key."

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Hi folks - this is a first for me, so please forgive any stupidity.

I'm running XP SP3. All was OK until a few days ago, when some odd virus protection pop-ups appeared. I got rid of these by running Malwarebytes in Safe mode. After that, all seemed OK again.

Today, starting the machine, all but 3 desktop icons, all IE Favorites and most program shortcuts in the Start -- Programs pop-up, have disappeared. And the screen background was blank - it usually has one of the std windows graphics.

When I try to recreate the desktop shortct icons, it says the shortcut already exists, and would I lke to replace it. If I say yes, it seems to do something, but an icon doesn't appear.

The strange thing is, everything seems to work if I start via windows explorer. All the data (pics etc) seem to be there. It seems to just be appearance and GUI stuff that's messed up.

I've run Norton anti-virus - no problems found, I've run Malwarebytes again (it found a couple of things which I fixed). I've tried to use windows recovery, but it says the recovery point doesn't exist or work or something.

Any suggestions as to what the problem might be, and how to fix it.

Thanks in advance for your help

A:XP lost components

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Trying to reinstall my HP printer
When restarting my computer get a msg.sayingCannot find the file hpfsched or one of its components.Make sure the path & filenames aare correct & all required libraries are available. Then another msg. comes up saying could not run or load hpfsched. Specified in the WIN.INI file. Make sure it exists or remove the reference to it in the WIN.INI file.
Wondering if I have lost something in my Windows registry or what. Totally confused with this one.
Thank you for any advise you can give me.

A:hpfsched and components

Welcome to TSG GJ

hpfsched is the legacy HP printers' file, which is launching
from Win.ini. Those printers do not need it in general, and even if you have HP printer -- you can live without launching this file.

Go to Start | Run
select the WIN.INI tab. That opens the Win.ini file for
editing. But, it is an ASCII file that could be read by any word processor.)

Click on the first heading WINDOWS. In there you should find either:




Uncheck the box at the beginning of the line to temporarilly disable it.
Close the file, exit MSCONFIG and reboot.

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I made the mistake of unchecking EVERTHING in my Windows Comps list when I was trying to uninstall Windows Media player ONLY! Which uninstalled all windows Components EXCEPT Media player. This include all the games
as well as Calculator, Fax, WordPad, Paint, HyperTerminal, Clipboard Viewer and a
few others. And now they won't reinstall.

Here's what I've tried already but I cannot reinstall them:

Method 1

I click Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows Components
Then when I try to install the missing components Setup gives me an error message as follows:

"The file ('spider.chm' for example) on Windows XP Pro CD-ROM is needed" I then direct the path to the i386 folder and locate the file on my HD, click Ok and then I get another error "Setup cannot copy the file" ('spider.ch_' for example). Then I try the same thing with the XP CD in the drive and the same thing happens!

If I ask Setup to continue, it moves to the
next file but with the same error messages all over again.

Method 2

I loaded the WinXP Pro-SP2 disk and selected "Install selected windows
I then followed the same procedures as above, with the same result.
I have two CD drives - same problem regardless of which drive I put the CD in.

Method 3
I also tried expanding the files that have a _ at the end (spider.ch_) as I have seen suggested but that didn't work either.

I have read all over the internet that others... Read more

A:Cannot add Windows components

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Doctor Web has updated SpIDer Agent for Windows (, Dr.Web Control Service (, Dr.Web Updater (, Dr.Web SelfPROtect (09.01 .02.09240), the configuration scripts (, Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API (, Dr.Web Scanning Engine (, the firewall (, the file monitor SpIDer Guard (, Dr.Web Net Filter for Windows driver ( and the installer (, in the following products: Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-Virus version 9.1; Dr.Web Desktop Security Suite, which supports centralised administration (part of Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 10.0); and Dr.Web for MS Exchange 9.0.1.

The update delivers fixes of the following defects for Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus: A SpIDer Agent for Windows issue involving the location of a key file in a zip archive being specified via the Registration Wizard. An update module error occurring when key files with filename extensions other than .key were being processed. An installer issue connected to the assessment of free disk space which could result in false failures being indicated during product installation.

A firewall issue involving rules for applications whose files reside in network directories (this defect has also been corrected in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite).

In addition, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite control service issues involving corrupted configuration files causing Dr.Web Age... Read more

A:Components updated in Dr.Web

Components updated in Dr.Web 9.1 for Windows, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 10.0 and Dr.Web for MS Exchange 9.1

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated the component Dr.Web Updater ( in the products Dr.Web Security Suite and Dr.Web Anti-Virus 9.1, Dr.Web Desktop Security Suite supporting centralized administration (part of Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 10.0), and Dr.Web for MS Exchange version 9.1. SpIDer Agent for Windows ( has also been updated in all of these products, except for Dr.Web for MS Exchange; and Dr.Web Enterprise Suite Hardware Browser Helper has been upgraded in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite ( The update delivers fixes of the following defects:

Dr.Web Updater?s possible abnormal termination when processing license key files.

A Dr.Web for Windows and Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite agent issue that could prevent users from renewing expired licenses.

A Dr.Web Enterprise Suite Hardware Browser Helper issue involving the collection of system hardware formation.

Dr.Web Security Space, Dr.Web Anti-virus, and Dr.Web Desktop Security Suite will be updated automatically. However, a system restart will be required.

Dr.Web for MS Exchange will be updated automatically.

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well i've been running 3 way 8800s for a while now and i think its time for an upgrade. I've gotten a 30" dell monitor (2560x1600)from my parents as an early chirstmas present (I AM SO HAPPY ) and now i think i have to get a pc that can use it. i can spend up to 1500 pounds on this build. I have built and fixed a good few pc for my friends but they were budget ones, so im not familier with with high end componats.
This is what i would like from my pc:

-be able to run most new games at more than 30 FPS
-be rock stable, i mean nearly 24/7
-be no more than 1500
-i would also like a good high end sound card because i do sound edit alot
-and have future expandability for 2,3,4-way sli or crossfire (what ever ye chose)
-last me a good long time

so any comments would be appriciated

A:Need help on picking PC components

You should probably mention if you're recycling any old components or if you're going to need everything (case, PSU, etc)

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Hi there,

Tho I have always read thru the threads for help with various problems that I have faced in the past and you guys always managed to have something in here for them, this is the first time that Im actually posting something in here.

Well I need to build a pc n I was hoping if you all would have any recommendations on the cheapest that I can get. I think mostly all I really need is the cheapest motherboard that would support these:

* Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521 (2.8Ghz, 800 Mhz FSB, 1MB L2 cache) with HT technology
* 512MB - dual channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400 Mhz, 2 DIMM Slots
* Integrated video n audio
* 2 PCI slots
* 1 PCI Express1
* Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
* 6 USB ports (2 front - 4 back)

Thanks a lot for the great work guys. Keep it up.

A:Looking for components to build a pc

Here's the cheapest I could find thats not made by a poor quality manufacturer:

Thats assuming you want a PCI-Express x16 slot, if you want AGP then there's an ASUS one for $56.

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I was given a pretty nice computer from where I work. All I know about it is what right-clicking My Computer tells me and looking in the Device Manager. I would like more complete information if possible. I know it is running Windows XP Professional SP3 - 1 GB of ram - 82 gig Maxtor h/d and an Intell Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz processor.

Where in Windows can I navigate to so I can learn more about this PC?

Thanks for your help

A:How to get info on my pc components, etc

You can grab this freeware that will give you loads of info

Belarc Advisor

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In my XP MCE C drive ..
I have a Components Folder that contains the subfolders ..
Mediactr … Netfx & Tabletpc
I have a hunch these are not needed and can be removed.
More specifically … Do I need to install these from the XP MCE CD second disc.

Any words of Wisdom ??

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I attempted to add the IIS snap-in component of IIS by going to Add Windows
Components in Add/Remove programs. It begins file copy operations but then
stops with 'Windows XP Setup' error "File copy operations were canceled.
Setup cannot continue."
The same thing happens when I try to uninstall MSN Explorer and MSN Messenger from the 'Add Windows Components.'
How can I resolve this issue?

A:Cannot Add Windows Components on XP SP2

You cannot add a Windows component in Windows XP

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I recently had a BSOD and my AVG has been messed up. I dont know the version of it.

A:My AVG has no components active

If you like AVG and want to continue using it, probably your best bet is to completely reinstall AVG.The newest version is 8.5. You can download it here.Save the downloaded file to your desktop. Uninstall your old version using Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs, then immediately after closing Control Panel, double-click the new AVG installation icon that has been installed on your desktop. Follow all of the instruction dialog boxes, with your last step being to check for updates to the AV definitions. You should be okay then. The whole process won't take you more than 15 minutes (most likely).Good luck.

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Is 'Symantec Technical Support Web Controls' essential for the operation of Norton 360 and what effects will there be if i uninstall it?

Thanks in advance


A:Norton 360 Components

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I was wondering how hot some components should be at maximum temp for regular computer use without causing damage. I installed a new computer case, one that reduces sound, but the ventilation is definitely not the greatest there is. Anyway, I left my computer running idle for about 7 hours and my processors(2) were about 50c and my motherboard temp was at about 53c. I ran a program called Sandra Lite to get the temps, it's says the motherboard shouldn't go above 50c. I need to know if these are too high of temps for this components, or is it acceptable.

A:How hot is too hot for computer components?

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I have a small application written in Delphi which uses an Access database.

What is the best solution for distributing a complete package taking into account that the end user may not have the MS Jet drivers installed?

The latest version of MDAC excludes the desktop drivers!

TIA, Ken

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I went into the "add or remove programs" and then to add/remove windows components. I did something really stupid - UNchecked the ones that I wanted to remove - thought that would leave the ones that were checked. Didn't even read the direction. The next time I got on my computer - my outlook express and windows media player and my accessories were gone... but the ones I wanted to get rid of were checked off and still existed - msn explorer...etc. Is there ANY way to restore these?? Please help! Thanks!

A:Any way to restore components?

Hi JanLG, and Welcome to TSF.

Did you try a "System Restore"?
If you did and had no success; then, try this workaround....Please Note that you will need your XP CD for this procedure.

Insert your XP CD in the drive [ Holding the shift key down to prevent it from running]; then, Go Start > Run > type in sfc /scannow [Please Note the space between the 'c' and / ].
This is the Windows? System File Checker, which checks that all system files are in their correct places, and if not replaces them from the CD.
During the operation, you may be asked to insert the XP CD; in this instance, just click retry, and let the sfc do its thing...this usually takes about 25 minutes to complete.
Whilst SFC is running it is adviseable NOT to do any other work on the computer...once its finished, and the scan box 'disappears', reboot the computer.
Then go to the Microsoft? Windows? Update site and download any updates that it might have. [It may have some for Outlook Express and Windows? Media Player.]
Once thats done, reboot the computer again, and all should be back to normal.

Please post back with how you got on.

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I found some other things that looked interesting for a new gaming computer that i would like to build. I was woundering if all this stuff would work together and if I would need anything else to finish the computer. Your opinions would be great =P thanks alot.

MoBo Bundle On

MoBo - ASUS P4S533 $103.50

CPU - Intel Celeron 1.8ghz $110.25

RAM - 512MB RAM $123.00

HD - Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM $107 At

Floopy Drive - Sony 1.44MB 3.5 Drive $8 At

Video Card - GAINWARD/CARDEXPERT GeForce 4 Ti 4200 $143 At

Mid Tower - MAXTOP CSX-147K-GF-USB-GRAY $49 At

CD ROM - Samsung SC152LEB 52X CD-ROM At



A:New computer components

Anyone want to respond about it??? LOL

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My dad wants to build new PC and asked me to pick components for him.
I nned your opinion about chosen components, if there are some known compatibility issues and if the components are good...The PC will be used mostly for office work, CAD drawing and playing Battlefield 2 online It is aimed for good price-for-performence ratio manly...

I picked these components:
mobo: Asus P5Q SE
cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro fan)
rams: Corsair Twinx Dominator DDR2 1066Mhz Cl 5-5-5-15 2x1024MB (paired)
gfx: Asus GeForce EN9800GTX

I also need a suggestion for graphic card. It should be good enough for playing games, with cost up to 100 euro / 130 dollars

Thanks very much for your help and time

A:New PC components compatibility and help

HI riff,
what OS will you be using? if your going to be running CAD, you might want to consider more than 2gb of ram . and you already have a vga on there???

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I have a question about hardware which I am not to savvy with yet. What are the healthy temps for each? And the max? Are the temperatures too high?

A:Uh-Oh are my main components too hot!?!

they are a little warm but id say nothing to worry about

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Hi, i recently had a new graphics card, processor and power supply fitted to my pc. The pc itself was only 2 months old. After 2 days of using it, i got a BSOD whilst gaming. It happened again about 2 hours later. I believe all my drivers are up to date, i tried to run windows memory diagnostic tool but it just kept freezing my pc. Im not very clued up with all this and need help big time.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
Processor is AMD Athlon II x4 630
Graphics card is Novatech ATI Radeon HD
Now the power supply i originally bought was a Corsair 430w, but it was faulty. The shop i had all this work done at ordered in a 480w supply which is in there now, but i believe to be a much cheaper one. Note they did all the work, did not do it myself.

Any help would be much appreciated


A:BSOD maybe due to new components?

i tried to run windows memory diagnostic tool but it just kept freezing my pc

Your RAM may be damaged, run RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi gang,

I am building my dream PC, and got the checkbook ok from my wife, so I want only the top-notch components.

My question is, now that I have the financial support from my wife, where do I go to find out the best components?

I know I want a P4 (875P chipset), 3.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, with 2.0 GB DDR 400 SDRAM. I am mostly concerned about getting the best motherboard, because if there is one area I have had trouble with in the past, it was with cheap motherboards. Keeping the case cool is another major concern.

Which websites/magazines do you guys trust as the best source for this type of information? I am researching everything from graphics cards to sound cards to memory manufacturers to LCD monitors and optical drives.

Thanks in advance for the advice !!!!

A:need all top-notch components

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I bought a win xp disc and installed it. After that, the videocard has been replaced and 1 cd-rewriter was removed.

It may be possible that in a while, CPU, motherboard and RAM need to be replaced, or maybe the PSU only.

-if only the PSU needs to be replaced, can I still use win xp?
-if CPU, motherboard and RAM need to be replaced, I have to reinstall win xp, can I still use the same win xp key with the disc I bought?

A:using win xp after components replacement

Yes you can reuse the purchased copy of XP. You will probably be required to call MS to activate it again. That's a very painless and simple process that takes less than 10 min.

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i wanna know a way to get dust off parts such as a GFX card, i dont wanna go buy a can of air, and its in a tight space, i got rubber gloves, i was told to use a vacum but wanna know if that is ok? And what else to try if that doesnt work like pipe cleaners.

A:getting dust off components

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(1) RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB DDR 8X AGP


(1) Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe

(2) MICRON 512MB 64x64 PC 2700 DDR RAM

(1) Thermaltake VOLCANO 9 CoolMod, Copper base inserted, SMART & SILENT. For AMD Athlon XP up to 2800+ and Intel Socket 370 & AMD Socket 462. Supported Socket type: 370 and Socket A/462
80x80x25 mm fan. Heat sink 80x80mm & 77.3mm tall. Air Flow: 20.55 CFM at 1300rpm & 75.7 CFM at 4800rpm

(1) Cooler Master ATC-210-VX1 (VERDANT).

(1) ENERMAX EG465P-VE(FC). 431W Power supply for AMD K7 & Pentium4. Fan on/off controlled by M/B ~ Real "Sleeping Mode" support. Meet AMD K7 and Intel 2.03 Version. Dual cooling fan design : 9cm fan intake heat, 8cm exhaust hot air.
I'd like your expert(s) opinion(s) before I order. Thx guys

A:Are these components compatible?

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S/one kindly provided me a screen shot of what the various
Office Suites include ... but I lost it in a rebuild.

My new Win 7 Pro has in the All Program list under MS Office:
MS Office - 60 Day Trial Online
MS Office Access/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint/Publisher/Word (all 2007) and
MS Office Tools

My Q. Are these 2007 Office programs on 60 day trial ?
Or do they come with Win 7 Pro?
The link '60 Day Trial' just opens a blank window.

If they are all 'trial' ... what happens after 60 days?
Will I have to uninstall?
And if so exactly what do I uninstall? (List of programs in Prog & Features
doesn't say Word, Excel etc it says "Wen Components, Primary Interop, Business Connectivity etc)

A:Win 7 Pro and Office components

The names are kind of self-explanatory. It is indeed a 60-day trial and what happens after the 60 days expire is that although you will have the Office programs there, they will be reduced to essentially being nothing more than viewers for their respective file types; you would neither be able to edit existing nor create new documents.

A screenshot would help though to more easily identify if this is a 60 day trial. Regarding the Primary Interop, Business Connectivity and Web Components, they are generally companion pieces to Microsoft Office that although they would continue working properly (at least the Web Components and Primary Interop [which assists with some Office add-ons]), they wouldn't be of much use without Microsoft Office.

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I just installed VB 6 Standard addition and started a project. But once I tried to link a data control to access I got an error "Unrecognized Database Format." The Microsoft website said I should download and install SP6. I started a new project and proceeded to add the same components I had before. I marked the check box to add "Microsoft FlexGrid Controls 6.0 (SP6). As soon as I clicked Apply, VB closed with no error msgs or anything. I tried adding the components again but once again when I hit Apply VB closed. I tried adding any components at all, not just FlexGrid 6.0, and VB closes as soon as I hit Apply or OK.

Any suggestions on the cause or this and any fixes?



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I've just newly built an Intel Core i7 PC. It's going pretty well, but I want to make sure that all the parts are not defective. Are there any tests to confirm the components of my computer (eg. RAM, HDD, GPU) are all stable.

The parts were mostly bought from eBay so I have less than 15 days before I can return them.

Thanks in advance! :D

A:New PC Components Testing

you can try 3D Mark, they have a free version or PassMark

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Hey guys I have an hp laptop with an i5 4200u in it and 8 gigs of ram. It is an absolute nightmare because the track pad never works and nothing works right on it. I was wondering if I could buy a cheap Lenovo with cheap components and just switch over my processor/hdd/RAM. I don't know enough about the sockets that are used in the new motherboards but if anybody could help me find a laptop that would be a suitable recipient for these parts I would appreciate it.

A:Switching over components

CPU is soldered on - you can't realistically use it. You could check on - Crucial laptop memory if your RAM was compatible.

HDD no problem.

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I bought a win xp disc and installed it. After that, the videocard has been replaced and 1 cd-rewriter was removed.

It may be possible that in a while, CPU, motherboard and RAM need to be replaced, or maybe the PSU only.

-if only the PSU needs to be replaced, can I still use win xp?
-if CPU, motherboard and RAM need to be replaced, I have to reinstall win xp, can I still use the same win xp key with the disc I bought?

A:using win xp after components replacement

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OMG - I accidentally deleted some windows components I shouldn't have. (Sonic dvd and cd burner and windows enhanced digital media) and maybe one other. Anyway - I can't reinstall because it asks for the XP disc - but - it doesn't recognize the drive anymore, so even if I had the disc, it's not going to recognize the drive... HELP!

A:XP Windows Components -- Help!

can you access the pc in "safe mode"

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Hi, I need your help:

Sound Card: I have like a Sound Blaster PCI 128 or something, which I wanna pop into my newly built system, but I dont have a box or CD or anything, so can I disable my onboard sound, put this sound card in, and will windows detect the drivers and stuff by itself?

Mouse: I have a Microsoft Optical mouse, again, lost box, CD, etc, I rememeber I installed some sort of software for the mouse, to control acceleration rates and stuff...any way to get that?

Hard Drive: Same case, no box etc, can I take the hard drive, set the jumper as Slave and plug it into the slave part of the wire from my main HD, and then will I be able to work with teh files in tehre, or do I have to format and stuff? Can I just pop it in? Also, no OS conflicts, right?

A:3 Components, no stuff?

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I remember back in the day of Windows 98 or something you could add and remove things from the Installation disk. I screwed up my Media Player and would love to reinstall it but i can't.

I tried the whole installing Media Player 11 thing and it works but doesn't look that good and i can only play files in the library or by drag and drop. Double clicking an .mp3 just gives some sort of server error?

A:Add/Remove components

You might need to restore the .mp3 file association.

Go to control panel and go to Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

You can select a file extension and then the change program button to select which program will open.

They seemed to have changed it for windows 7 because in all previous versions of windows you would have had to open windows explorer.

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For example, if I have a Office CD with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Outlook, and I install everything except Outlook, how do I add Outlook in the future?

A:How do I add more components of Office?

In the Microsoft Office entry of Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, choose to Add the required Program option. An application that is not installed will show an installation category of Not Available. To install the application, choose for that application the category Run from my Computer or Run all from my Computer. The "run all" description means a full installation, just "run" may allow you to choose a reduced installation if the application has components that may not be required in all installations.

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Hi. Which components need to be shipped or stored in ESD (anti-static) bags? All of them?

A:ESD bags for which components?

Well, you don't have to put flour and neckties into ESD bags..

Really, maybe elaborate a bit? And also, you don't need to use anti-static bags for anything. You can use other anti-static containers or just take the chance.

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I am told when I startup that 'some components of Active Shield are missing' and am therefore not protected. I removed and restored Mcafee. everything fine for a couple of days but now its started again with thesame message,. Any ideas?

A:Some components of ActiveShield

your computer probably has a trojan horse or some type of virus that isn't letting it install the active shield components. I would go and install a free anti-virus like AVG or Anti Vir and uninstall McAfee because it sucks.

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Hi everyone...I want to know if my pc components can work on win7.
My cmoponents are:
-Motherboard AsRock K8NF4G-SATA2
-RAM 1536MB (1,5Gb) DDR
-Graphics ATI Radeo X300 Seriesc 256Mb di memoria 32bit
-CPU AMD Sempron 3000+ 1,8GHz 64bit but I want to install a 32bit version because I haven't enough RAM
I've got obviously also a CD/DVD reader, USB ports, etc...

Thank you.

I apologize if I didn't write all right but I'm italian...

A:Components information

Try this.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - It's Microsoft's upgrade advisor which needs to be installed on your computer and it will run a report and provide you with an answer.

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:

Internet access (fees may apply)
Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
Music and sound require audio output

Reference - Windows 7 System Requirements

Hope this helps.

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I have a computer with Windows XP Professional SP2. I want to install the MS Fax component. It is asking for a cd, but I don't think there is one. In the books and stuff they put in a pile for these computers is that blue paper disk that says "your new computer does not require an operating system cd....." and tells you how to do PC restore and windows system restore.

I just want to receive faxes.


A:Installing XP Pro Components w/o CD

It seems the program is already installed it just needs activating.This link should help

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I recently bought a new motherboard, graphic card and CPU for my computer. Since installing the new parts I've been getting bluescreen, and blackscreen, while ingame (Counter Strike Globalffensive).

I've uploaded the BSOD information, and hopefully someone will be able to tell me what is causing both the blue and blackscreen.

Thank you.

Best regards,

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im running vista home premium 64 bit, and installed sky anytime, its not supported in vista yet accoding to sky, but people have got it working

but no one seems to be having the probs i am with it .. it all installs fine and then i run it, enter username and password and then it has this error, saying there is a problem with my windows DRM components this link is given (for xp btw). But dosnt apply to vista.. and you cant download WMP11 for vista .. what a pile of Sh*t tbh..

so anyideas of how i can fix this prob??

thanks in advance

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When in the programs and components list in windows 7, I can no longer see all the programs installed on my system.

This happened a week or so after I got the computer.

It would really help if I had access to all programs through that function.

A:Programs and Components

What is this list and what are you trying to do. I am not aware of a programs and components list - there is programs and features though.

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I am planning to build my own gaming computer.
I already have a old Hp PAvillion computer which I am planning to use some of its components, HD, Video Card( Gforce 4 Ti4200 128 Mb, Removable Storage a.k.a CD-RW drive/DVD driver. I might use the power supply depending how much it sucks, and I've got an Extigy sound card laying around that I would use. My Budget is Limited 300-400. Though I do not want a high end pc something that would let me play most First Person Shooter Games at decent quality settings. Looking for 70-80 fps if any of you are hard core gamers here. Like I said I do not need a High-end puter just average gaming computer that'd last me for 2-3 years.

Though I need all the other components
Mobo, Processor(AMD), Memory, Case, Cooling ( would the old puter's cooling work?, Power Supply.

I am not a newb when it comes to computers, I am majoring in computer science though I've never built my own computer so I am not that familiar with bios, setting memory, configuring mobos etc. so the more user friendly the better

Thanks in Advanced,

A:Help picking out some components


If you are going AMD, I suggest Athlon 3700+ or better. Heres a link with a list of mobos that support AMD and are good for cooling.,,30_2252_869_9460^9461~73649,00.html

You can chose a faster one but for the money you want to spend I don't know how much it's going to be. For RAM i would think 1 gig is ok. Some people have up to 3 but it depends on how much RAM you are using now and how much the game requires. 2 gigs would be better of course but again the money comes into play. If your power supply is under 450 watts or is old I suggest buying a new one built into the case you are going to get. Get one with 450 watts or better. A new one should last you 2-3 years no prob. Heres a link to a site with a lot of computer cases(some pretty nice ones)

For the memory you will have to get whatever your mobo supports like pc 2700 or 3200 ddr sdram. Etc.

For cooling I would put thermal grease on the cpu, and probably 2-3 fans installed inside the case.(fans are cheap and easy to install!)

Putting the pc together is pretty straight forward. You have to make sure you set the jumper right for the hd and all that good stuff.

Ok man hope that helps. Good luck!

I just built my first pc and I am very pleased. It runs like a champ! :wave:

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I am in the process of buying a new computer and I need to know if these components are compatible:









Thanks for the help

A:Are these components compatible?

Yes, it looks fine My only worry is that maybe you should look into buying a PSU from a more reputable company; I've never heard of iSonic before (but that might just be me). How much does the PSU cost?

Just out of interest, what are you planning on using the computer for? And what's your budget?

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Hi guys, I need your help on this one. You see I have the money but lack the knowledge. I do know the basics of making a configuration but at this kind of price I can't risk it. I have no friends that have the knowledge needed here so I turn to you.

Could you make me a configuration for games like Grand Theft Auto 4 to run on max? I give that example couse I belive it has the biggest requirements to date. I really don't care what brand are the components, nvidia or ati/asus or gigabyte and so on. I'm thinking sli, i7 and ddr3. It would be helpfull if you specify the power supply, fans and box, since I have no idea what fits where. Please understand that I'm not trying to put you to work for me, it's just that I'm sure there are guys out there that made a hobby out of making configurations. The price doesn't really matter but let's not go into liquid cooling. Please help if you can and want to.

A:Gaming PC components help

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i am directed to go to windows components in add/remove programs to perform a task. there is no windows components there. what do i do now?

A:no windows components

How about telling us what task you're trying to perform? You do realize that there's a separate Add/Remove Windows Components button on the left hand side of the Add/Remove Programs window, right?

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I've not been able to find ANYTHING on this topic and it has arisen AGAIN with me: A few years ago I bought a quality DVD Player and a quality DVD Player/Recorder. I stacked one on top of the other in my bookcase and had nothing but trouble with both. Each of them behaved as if they were cheap pieces of junk; freezing and scrambling and all sorts of other annoying malfunctions. When I ran one at a time (the other having been removed and placed in the basement) each performed normally. I suspected that their having been stacked on top of each other caused interference or malfunction of their readers.
Yesterday I bought a Home Theater Surround-Sound rig and put it in the bookcase. I stacked a VCR/DVD Player on bottom, Panasonic PT-960, and my Comcast cable box on top. I have a Panasonic Plasma TV connected to the Comcast receiver with HDMI cable and use HDMI cable to connect the PT-960 to the TV.
I had all sorts of trouble with the digital picture and sound until I un-stacked the components and got them a safe distance from one another!
I Googled "stacking of components causing trouble" and all anyone addressed was the heat issue or the weight issue. No one mentions and electrical "field" troubles at all. Am I crazy???

A:Stacking components

I've worked in electronics at various levels from technician to engineer for over 30 years.

Electromagnetic interference is a real and phenomenon in some situations. Generally speaking, this condition is associated with ultra-high frequencies and the vital components are therefore shielded.

I'm not aware of any consumer electronics components that operate in such frequency ranges. None of the components you mentioned contain any kind of magnetic components of significant field strength. So one is left with just what you have found on your own... Heat.

You did not say whether the problem happens immediately or after some time has elapsed after power is applied. That would be a significant factor. I do not mean just turned OFF, I mean unplugged. Even in the OFF configuration, there is still power being used , usually to allow the power supply to operate and enable use of the remote control.

Also, Having the components stacked inside a cabinet would contribute to heat buildup. I have a VCR, DVD Player and Satellite Receiver all stacked on the bottom shelf of a table which has the TV on the top of said table. Unlike a shelf, the sides are open allowing air flow.

To convince yourself of the validity of my speculation, leaving them in the stacked configuration, you might try unplugging all but one component and see how it operates. Then plug in another keeping track of the time element. Then plug in another and so on.

Post back with results or any questions you ma... Read more

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Will all of these parts work if built into a pc?








thanks for the help

A:Will pc components work together?

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I have a Dell E521 and I am going to buy a new "Antec 900 two" case With that I will Purchase A New "Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H Motherboard" and Corsair HX-450 PSU.
With this Will I be able to Transfer Components from The Dell such as AMD Athlon CPU, Heat sink(if it is not only for dell), Hard Drive, DVD drive, And Floppy Drive. And Will I be able to use all the wiring and cables from the Dell E521?

A:Transferring PC Components

You can use the hard drive, dvd drive, and floppy drive. The heatsink as long as it is a standard heatsink, you can use it. As for cables, etc; as long as they reach, you can use them.

You do have one rather large problem. You do understand that you need to buy another full version of windows correct? The ver that came with the dell is not legal to install on another system ie gigabyte board. If you try to boot from the windows install that is already on your drive, that will almost always fail. When attempting to install with the dell disks, they do a bios check. If the install does not find the bios it expects, it will not install.

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Hi guys, I live in Croatia and I am building a new gaming pc and because it cheaper for me to buy on I will be buying just PSU and Motherboard in Croatia. So I am wondering will I have any problems with my pc when I build it in one system? Will any parts ?burn out? or maybe they won´t work?
Thanks for all answers!

A:Do components need same voltage?

No there's nothing to worry about in terms of international voltage standard differences (assuming your power supply takes 240v).

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Just ordered some new parts, can someone check if they are all compatible

A:Components Compatibility

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My self built pc died during a strong electrical storm. I put in a new PS, but that did not work. The built in led display on the MoBo (an ABIT AN18SLI) briefly displays "1" then shows steady "F5" post code when PS is turned on, but nothing else happens, MoBo does does go into start-up sequence, needless to say the pc does not power up. So it's either the MoBo or the CPU (P4 Prescott 3.4 ghz), but how do I determine which one? Is there a way to test the MoBo or the CPU to find out if they're fried?

A:Testing Components

Aside from putting the CPU in another motherboard there really isn't a whole lot you can do. Power supplies that fail as a result of a power spike more often then not will take other components with it. I would place my bets on the motherboard being toast.

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Hey techspot,
Basically, I'm not sure if a few components will work with my current ones.
I will be using my motherboard (Asus p5n-e sli) and plan on buying a corsair 120gb force 3 ssd. However I have seen mixed comments if ssds will work with my motherboard. I was also wondering if u find ram by another company but has the same timings, cas latency and speed but has different voltages does that matter? One last thing, I think I'll need to update my bios for a new CPU I'm thinking of getting. Anyway, I was wondering if I could use a memory stick but I'm not sure how. Any help would be greatly appreciated. U may think it's a wate of me getting a ssd when my Mobo doesn't fully support it but I plan on upgrading to ivy bridge when it comes out. Also would a corsair tx650 v2 be powerful enough to support sli gtx 570s? If no over clocking was done? Thanks Rory

A:Not sure if components are compatible

AS far as the SSD, it should be compatible, but the main consensus is that these drives require a little Bios tweaking to work properly.

For your RAM, Just make sure that its DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) spec. with a 240pin interface and you'll be good, you don't need to worry about using memory from different manufactures.

Edit: Also Since the minimum system requirements for ONE of those cards is at least 550Watts, and you want to use two, I would find something with a bit more power.

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OK here is what I am looking at to rebuild my system. I'm going to test my power supply cause the old one won't POST, but I have a 600 watt ps, 1 TB hd, optical drives, case, and a 9800 GT. I will probably switch to ATI when I upgrade the card later.
I'm pretty sure that hard drive is good because the board won't POST even when everything is removed (except I think it will beep if it has no RAM).



Those have really good reviews but I could just go with 8GB (and still have 2 free slots)
with this RAM:

Well, I thought I was going to get out of it for around $300, but since my last computer came with Vista 32 bit (and I also have XP Pro but it's 32 bit as well) I just realized I also have to buy Windows 7 ( I don't think I want to get 64 bit Vista) before I can use over 3GB. Maybe 3 is enough to start.

The other thing is, I'm still concerned about ordering 3 new components, hooking everything up and then something isn't working. And, if I'm going to spend over $400 (with Windows 7) maybe I should just get another computer?

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Hi all,

When I start up my PC, and after everything has loaded and is running ok, I get the following two messages, one after the other.

"avgrsx.exe - Unable To Locate Component

This application has failed to start because MSVCP80.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

it is followed by this:

"avgcsrvx.exe - Unable To Locate Component

This application has failed to start because MSVCP80.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I use AVG2011 but it seems to run fine. So, is this something I should worry about, or is it nothing. Any advice gratefully received.

Many thanks.

A:Missing components?

They can be key services. Safest option would be to reinstall avg just to be sure there aren't any gaps in your protection.

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I have just recently built a new computer with an ASUS A8N SLI Premium mobo in it. The thing is crap and i have seen others with the same problems as I so we have assumed that it is a hardware problem throughout the mobo's. Well my question is what mobo would best fit my needs with the components that i have. This is my first comp to build and it is purely for gaming. The compontents are:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Processor Socket 939

Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer

Seagate 160 gig ide 7200rpm

BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC PCI Express 256MB DDR3 Video Card

memorex cd drive

Samsung TS-H552U/RSWN Double Layer DVD±RW Drive

Thermatalke W0068RUC PurePower 460W w/Blue LED atx 2.0 power supply

I would just like a few opinions on what would best fit what i want to do. Moslty playing games. I have looked into some gigabyte and dfi boards but i would like some suggestions on some good mobos. Price range is up to about 130 dollars. Sli is something i might get into later, but for now it is not necessary.

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:What Motherboard for these components?

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

DFI LanParty nF4 SLI-DR appears to be the one most reviewers
& the DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D Motherboard
This one seems closest to your price range..
Nice rig!

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I hope i'm posting this in the right board, i wasnt sure which one applies to this topic, so forgive me if i'm not.

I'm currently looking for a new pc, that will be used mostly for gaming and web surfing. As for the price, i guess it should be somewhere in the medium range. I really have no clue where to start my search so thats why i came here to ask some basic questions. I just hope that i'm asking the right ones.

PC Brand: First thing i need to know which brand is considered to be good: Dell, HP and so on.

Motherboard: Which motherboard should the pc have? i've heard asus boards are good, is that true? Also, somebody told me that motherboard should be compatible with the video card. I'm planning on getting an nvidia geforce card, does that mean i should get an nvidia made motherboard?

Processor:which processor to get AMD Athlon XP, Intel? How many mhz?

Memory: how much memory should a gaming pc have?

Hard Drive: i need advice on decent hardrive manufacturers and size

CD,DVD-ROM\burner: what kind of speed should these have?

I guess this covers the basics.

One final question: I was told that one could get a customized pc, the so called bare-bones pc, and outfit it with all the components one needs. Is this option better than buying a pc with all the parts already in?

If anyone knows the answers, please help!

A:Need help picking out new pc & components

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

I guess the first question to ask is, are you interested in trying to build this system yourself? Building a computer is easier than ever, but it really depends on what type of person you are. Are you a geek? I mean that in the most polite way possible of course.

Some people shouldn't consider building a computer, as they just don't have the "tech" brain. Not an insult at all, they are better at other things instead. But if you are the type who typically has no problems at all installing a VCR, then you can probably build your own computer. The manuals that come with the parts are for the most part very well written, and provided you have the patience to follow the (very detailed and lengthy) instructions, you can do it.

I am asking because it is unclear in your post. You are asking two different questions. First you ask about Dell, HP etc.,?then you ask about specific part makers. If you get a Dell (for example) you do not get to choose the maker of the parts. You use Dell proprietary parts, and they are all preinstalled. It has it's advantages and disadvantages. For those who are not interested in building their computer or upgrading for that matter, Dell and HP are a good choice. All you have to do is turn it on.

If you build your own however, then you get to know it's guts, intimately. If something goes wrong, you have a good sense on how to fix it. If you want to upgrade, you can (provided you select th... Read more

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The computer case that I want to buy is

the mobo i want to buy is

the case supports micro atx and atx mobos atx - 12 x 9.6
the mobo spec is atx 12 x 8.3

Are these two components compatible

A:Are these two components compatible

Yes. Please don't double post. 1 is plenty, I've deleted your other.

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Hi, My laptop is Pavilion DV6 2165tx and I would like to know that is it possible to upgrade from existing processor to any Quad Core processor or higher processor ?

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What software components do u need 2 set up a LAN?

A:software components

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Hello, could i ask if this PSU would have the correct connection points or rails ( i dont know the correct term ) I am also plugging an nvidea geforce gtx550ti into my pci slot
and also having an SB Audigy plugged in. I am going to run a Intel i3.Would i have a connection for my CPU Fan?

If you would need anymore information about my set up please feel free to ask


A:Would This PSU Power all my components

Best to use a power supply calculator:
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

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