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Price v. Performance in 7-Series + 8-Series: Advice Needed

Q: Price v. Performance in 7-Series + 8-Series: Advice Needed

I know it's been posted a s#!+load of times, but I figured I'd go ahead and get something straightforward- all the other posts have been in jungle English, and haven't included the proviso I'm looking for.

Anyways, my situation is that I bought my X1900GT from Newegg around Christmastime, as a present to my ainsel (ownself, for those not familiar). I've been getting kind of disappointed in it recently: It underperforms and often crashes on STALKER:Shadow of Chernobyl and some more modern games akin to it. It also runs hot as Hades.

I'm in the market for a new card. I'd like to go DX10, but the late-production DX9's (7900 series) seem to outperform a lot of the more affordable DX10 offerings (8600 series), especially at higher resolutions, due to the 128-to-256 bit difference. I could splurge and go for an 8800, I suppose, but it would be a hit to the wallet and I'd have to postpone :cough: "Aruban Getaway 2008".

So: I don't want to pass up on the new line of DX10-only Games for Windows (Age of Conan, Crysis, etc.) that have been hyped to all hell just because I stuck with price and performance instead of currency and novelty. I need some help deciding. Then again, I could always wait until DX10 becomes the vogue and buy a cheaper, but better card then.

A: Price v. Performance in 7-Series + 8-Series: Advice Needed

Keep what you got and see what's comming next. I have a 8600GT as a stopgap until something better comes out. There has been talk of a Nvidia 256bit card to fill the gap between the 8600's and 8800's. I can't fit a 8800 in my case, if I could I would just get the 8800GTS 320mb now. If I were you, wait for the game to upgrade instead of upgrading and waiting for the game. Your X1900GT is no slouch either.

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I have a set of HP Z210 Workstations with E3-1245-V2 Xeon Cpu's, SSD boot drives and varying sizes of memory from 8-16GB 1600Mghz DDR3 ECC. We use Windows 8 Enterprise for these machines, with Hyper-V enabled.
We get regular driver failures from the 2 sets of USB controllers on the machines (Mainly and issue for the KB & Mouse) that can only be resolved with a full power down (not restart) and a power up. This happens at least once every 1-3 days per machine.
I had gone through the HP support, but they have advised this isn't an issue on their side, and I had agreed all along. I was just hoping to get some traction by notifying them. Anyway, after a lengthy trouble shooting session, we found that once Hyper-V
was enabled, the fault arose.
As it was an Intel chip, they I asked them. They advised that on Windows 8, the drivers are supplied via windows update and that it was not their issue.
So, how can I get this resolved? Not through HP or Intel, surely through MS? Maybe not. Disabling Hyper-V is not desired as I the teams with these PC's are developers and require local visualization. Also, we have templates ready for Hyper-V, I don't really
want to remove Hyper-V and use Virtual box or VMWare workstation. but I am at wits end with the fault and lack of help from the vendors.
Please help.

A:Hyper-V causes Intel(R) Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller driver to fail

I have found a work around for this fault with the USB failure - ENSURE YOU POWER  THE MACHINE OFF - DO NOT RESTART.
Its almost like the restart doesn't initialise the device correct, thus causing a failure. 

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With the new year, we start a fresh discussion for members to share their order and fulfillment experiences.
We are retiring the 2014 thread    Anyone having an active discussion there can find it here.
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Here are some common points of frequent discussion:

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Lenovo does not accept payment via international credit cards, except AMEX.

We hope you enjoy your new ThinkPad system when it arrives!

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CAN't find DRIVER that is acceptable(all fail).Needed URGENTLY Windows 7 64 bit Operating System.

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Hello all.
Yesterday I just experienced something weird from my laptop. It became a lot faster after about 4 or 5 times series of hibernation.
My laptop is the old Acer Aspire 4530 with proc. AMD Turion X2, Win 7 32-bit, Nvidia GeForce 9100mG, and 3GBs of RAM.

Yesterday I never turned my laptop off during all day. I just hibernate it after 2 or 3 hours, turn it on again, then hibernate, turn on, and so on, starting in the morning until evening. This action repeated about 5 times so I did total of 5 times of hibernation, then at night when I played game in my laptop it just became alot faster. This never happened before.

Anyone know the reason for this to be happening? Thanks

A:Faster Laptop Performance after series of Hibernation

Hmm, I think by Hibernating multiple times it clears the hiberfil.sys,

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Hello people of the internets,

I'm looking to add some newer parts to my PC soon, such as a new MoBo (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3), CPU (AMD FX-8350), Case (NZXT Phantom 410) and PSU (SeaSonic S12II). In addition, I'm on the fence about a new GPU. The new Kepler cards seem quite fast, but I want to know if configuring my current card (EVGA GTX 560 DS SSC) in an SLI configuration would be worth it or should I still stick with it until the later Keplers (700 series).

For further info, see my current system spec. And this PC is used for everything from word processing to gaming.

A:nVidia GeForce GTX 500 Series SLI Advice

Quote: Originally Posted by Sporkalypse

Hello people of the internets,

I'm looking to add some newer parts to my PC soon, such as a new MoBo (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3), CPU (AMD FX-8350), Case (NZXT Phantom 410) and PSU (SeaSonic S12II). In addition, I'm on the fence about a new GPU. The new Kepler cards seem quite fast, but I want to know if configuring my current card (EVGA GTX 560 DS SSC) in an SLI configuration would be worth it or should I still stick with it until the later Keplers (700 series).

For further info, see my current system spec. And this PC is used for everything from word processing to gaming.

What is your budget for a new GPU?
In my opinion, go for a new Kepler GPU (GTX 600 series)

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Hi all,

Would like to know how much i could potentially get for my CPU and Mobo on Ebay.

I have a

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Newcastle core 754 (with heatsink fan original)

and also a

MSI K8N Neo3 NF4 Motherboard (PCIe + AGR which is a AGP slot) will come boxed.

Im looking to get as much as possible for these they are both in great condition never tampered with (OC etc).

Thanks in advance

A:Price Advice needed...

Search them up, once you've done that I can give you some selling advice.

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Today, I was on my sister's computer and she was too. The computer became very slow and was freezing up. The same thing is happening on our Windows 8.1 desktop.

A:Acer 5749 Series Laptop: Slow Performance and Freezing Up

I have just recently ran full scans and defrags. The computers found no threats.

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What is the best way to get the most performance out of my laptop without spending a lot of money and voiding the warranty?
Does it make a difference to have most of my files on a external hard drive vs. my internal drive?  

I would also like to know how to find out which drivers I currently have installed vs. the ones I do not.

Thanks for you time and effort.   I just want to maximize my computers capabilities.

A:Dell Inspiron15 3000 Series (3558) - Does anyone know how to ramp performance?

It depends on what you're looking for.  This is a  low end system that will never be a performance system.
If it has a conventional hard drive or hybrid hard drive, replace it with a solid state drive.  There's just about no other way to upgrade this system performance-wise.

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I want to invest in a SDD to replace my dying westgate harddrive. I've set my mind on Corsair but I want to know the difference between the eXtreme series and the Performance series ( According to the website, X SDDs reads a little bit faster, but the P series writes a little bit faster. The only other thing is that the P series is around £100 cheaper!

So is the X series worth the extra £100?


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hey there

I have a question, what is a better video card to get?
6800 series or the x800 series?

the graphics card that i have in right now just isnt cutting it for me, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 I mainly play HL2, CSS and Doom3. I was woundering what card is gonna give me better fps for those games. i have the specs of my comp here (vv) and i wanted to kno what card(s) would run great with the things that i have.

the specs of my comp are:
Video card:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
mobo:GA-8IPE1000 (2.0)
processor4 3.0 Ghz (OC'd to 3.4 Ghz at the moment)
PSU: 420 thermaltake ATX 12V
Cooling: prestock (gonna change very soon)
RAM: Genaric PC 3200 mismatched
HD: Maxtor Dimond MAX+9 160GIG

What do u suggest i should get?

A:X800 Series Or 6800 Series

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I have an Acer 5749 Series laptop that is having problems with performance and is hanging up upon logging off and opening the start menu. Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Acer 5749 Series Laptop Problem: Performance and Problems Logging Off

Hello again Jesse mate have you tried the usual that I always suggest - < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 (safe mode)

if no go then
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

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Without telling a long story of frustration leading up to this request:

Please can anyone tell me where I can obtain an installable copy of the last published HP driver for my HP Deskjet 970 Cxi.

Yes I know the printer is old, but, like a lot of older generation hardware from HP; my DJ970 printer was still going on strongly. That is until HP pushed an update to the HP Support Assistant on my Touchsmart 310 p.c.; an update that uninstalled and then deleted my printer driver.

( HP excuse, "your printer is out of support life")
All information about HP hardware over ten years old has been 'wiped' from the support servers.

Still struggling with WIN10, I thought I had auto-backup operating, in which case I could have restored from an earlier system build; well NO, the auto -back up had not done any backups since the beginning of the current year. (Give me WIN 2K Pro any day, it works all the time.)

I have had some bad experiences with the commercial driver providers, including refusals to honour money-back warranties. I will willing buy someone's original driver disk, I run WIN 2K Pro. on one older HP P.C. and WIN 10 on my newer HP e-mail PC. Until its erasure the last version of the genuine HP driver ran quite happily under both versions of the WIN OS.

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I formatted my VAIO VPCEG2AEN laptop with Win 7 Ultimate 32 Bit which originally came with Home 64 bit.

The problem now is I am not able to find any 32 bit drivers.

What can I do, PLEASE HELP!

A:Sony VAIO VPCEG series 32 Bit Driver Needed !

Hi there
Try fiddling around on THIS site (Sony Asia)

Support for VPCEH15EG : E Series (VPCE) : VAIO™ Notebook : Sony Asia Pacific

(Ok that's my model) but yours should work -- if you can't find the EXACT same one try one that's similar. Sony won't change drivers for every possible piece of hardware -- a lot of these will work on most models of a similar series. Usually it's just the screen and video that's different.

Forget trying to find anything sensible on European or US sony sites. Fortunately the Asia site is in English.


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Hi all,

we need a drivers package for SCCM, we have different models and series, for example:
TECRA R850-151, TECRA R850-1J5, TECRA R950-11H, etc.

Where do we downloads this package from?


A:SCCM driver packages needed for Tecra R850 / R950 series


For own European notebook series, Toshiba provides the drivers for download on their Toshiba EU driver page:

If you need an SCCM driver packge, I would recommend you to check this Toshiba page:

This package provides the device drivers and tools for your Toshiba business notebook, in order to allow you to deploy Windows images with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by importing this package.

To obtain service, please contact [email protected]*

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Hi I have some Toshiba Tecra M10 series but for some reason the laptop no longer works with a battery attached and just get flashing light on the laptop. It works fine with power but won't swatch on at all with a fully charge battery, I have tried many and it's not the battery. I have taken the laptop apart but can?t find anything that is wrong. So it must be the battery and or charge circuit, resisters, gone on the M10.

Anyway I was looking at a motherboard replacement. On looking about it appears that Toshiba released a M10 and a A10 series. They both look about the same to me with the same fittings but to be sure, can anyone tell me if a A10 motherboard, is the same as the M10 motherboard?

Maybe someone who works with these day in day out hopefully will know. Just don?t want to buy and A10 if it?s not compatible with M10 case and fittings.

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Any Idea or ETA for Lenovo Ideapad Y Series W/ New Nvidia Gtx 10 Series ( 1060 / 1070 / 1080 ) ? or New Intel i7 7th Gen Processors??

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I'm hoping to get some info from anyone that has some good stats on these cards.. I've been outa town for 4 days and wasn't near my freind (MY PC) over the release of the New GTX 200 cards.. so sadly I didn't get to see all the info and the Benchmarks for it.. Other than Kingpin's Crazy Vantage Score.. Other than that I just got home and I'm wanting to get the Scoop on these cards. I've been reading a little tonight tho.

Also I'm hoping for some info about the new ATI 4870 and 4850, they are looking VERY nice, and looks like ATI might have finally made something that can actually compete with Nvidia this time around.. (Nvidia's had the Enthusiasts Market for a good Year and a half or so IMO) but I've read only a little about them, from what I've seen they look good but if anyone has some info or links to Info about them, then please share. I kno most the ATI 4000 benchmarks that are out now are not completely trustworth cuz the cards aren't officially here yet. But please post some links and info if you can..


Also What should I do. Buy a cheap or Cheaper used 8800 GTS 640 and SLI them.. or sell mine and SLI 2 8800 GT (G92)'s after price drop becuase of the new series.. or should I try and hold out and get a 260, or should I get a 4870...??

ATI looks good, and now I'm in a Fickle as what I should do, I knew what I needed to do until I read about there new release comin.. now I'm shattered and need to wait for more info.. (I take in a lot before I buy things) li... Read more

A:GTX 200 Series vs ATI 4000 Series...

If you want 8800GT's, the prices have dropped to about $150 average on newegg which is great considering i got mine for $250. Personally, I'm against SLI, but if you're for it and would have to make a purchase now, go with 2 8800GTS g92 as they're averaging about <$200 (MSI's 8800GTS is on newegg for $177) and they provide some performance over the 8800GT. Since the 9800GTX is basically the same performance as the 8800GTS but more expensive, then forget that.

If you can wait a while to make a purchase, I've heard that the newer 9800GTX+ will have higher stock clocks that will deliver better performance with its newer drivers too, and this card comes out in mid-July. It's supposed to be priced around $230 and it's chip is built on 55nm process. This card sounds attractive, but we'll have to wait for solid reviews of the card first.

ATI... I don't like them, so I'm sorry but I can't tell you anything about them.

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I'm getting really pissed off for the newer games. Some of them requires an Direct X 10 video cards to run it properly. Do you guys think 7900 SLI can run newer games smoothly such as Lost Planet? On my computer I test my system requirements and it failed for recommendations. It says that it requires Dx 10 cards to play smoothly.

A:7 series SLI versus 8 series (No SLI

I'm sure you will loose some of the gee wiz graphics not using a DX10 card but so far most game makers have been making games that use either DX9 or DX10. As far as lost planet is concerned here is whats posted on their official forums as supported vid cards.

The following is a list of video cards that our R&D labs have tested in conjunction with NVIDIA and ATI, and have been confirmed to work.
NVIDIA (DirectX 9)
GeForce 6600
GeForce 7x00 series
GeForce 8x00 series

NVIDIA (DirectX 10, requires Windows Vista)
GeForce 8x00 series

Windows XP 32-bit Driver: ForceWare 162.18 beta (July 5th)
Windows Vista 32-bit Driver: ForceWare 162.22 (July 11th, 2007)
Windows Vista 64-bit Driver: ForceWare 162.22 (July 11th, 2007)

ATI (DirectX 9)
Radeon 1650
Radeon 1800
Radeon 1950

ATI (DirectX 10, requires Windows Vista)
None currently.

For R600 (Radeon HD2900, etc.) cards there is a hot fix from ATI:Click to expand...

the 7900 is showing in that list so it looks like it should work

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will the 9 series make the $220 8800gts drop to something like $100 or will it still be $200?

A:Will the 9 series cards make the 8 series cards cheaper?

eventually, and then the 10 series will do the same to the 9 series, rinse and repeat. basically as long as its one of the fastest cards the gts will be expensive, when it becomes obsolete (relatively) its price will drop.

from the question i assume you are looking to upgrade, if you want to only spend $100 then i'd say your best bet is an OCed 7600 GT, lotsa bang for your buck, i can run FEAR with pretty high settings with just one of them.
but really, what are you looking for?

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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless router which works fine with my PCs which have G series network adapters. But with my laptop with an N series network adapter the signal disconnected every 20 seconds then reconnected; this was only a problem using it at home – everywhere else it connected well. I solved this by using a G series PCMCIA when at home. So far so good.

Now my wife has been given a work laptop which has the same problem. She can’t use a PCMCIA because the laptop has been set to stop her installing the software. So… should we get an N series router? Is there any reason it wouldn’t let us both work PCMCIA-free? And if we should go ahead, any advice on what specs I should get or avoid?

A:Replacing G series router with N series router

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Is the nVidia 4200 ti series older than the nVidia FX series?
I am pretty sure the nVidia 4200 ti series is older than the nVidia FX series, but am not certain. Thanks in advance for any responses.

A:nVidia 4200 ti series vs. nVidia FX series

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So Dell made a really terrible decision.  They have a transparent strip in the power button for an LED light to indicate if the power is on.  A power indicator is a given in any laptop, no matter how cheap it is.  However, Dell in all of it's genius decided to not include an LED bulb on laptops up to the Inspiron 7000 Series, despite leaving a transparent slot for it.  Seriously, what happened to this brand?!?  Do children make these laptops now?
I want to fix this, as my laptop is no longer returnable and a power indicator is absolutely necessary.  So the only thing I can think of is replacing it with one from the 7000 Series somehow (with some help probably).
This is a Dell Inspiron 5559.  I also have an Inspiron 5547.  Not sure which exact 7000 model I should get the part for...
Are they compatible?
Is there an easier way? Like how Fn+H turns on the hard drive indicator?

A:Can I replace a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series power board with a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series power board?

The systems use different case and mainboard designs -- and may even be made by different companies.  The answer in all likelihood is no.
I don't think Apple has produced a Macbook with a power indicator -- the PC vendors are playing follow Apple.

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I seem to be stuck, right now im looking for some RAM to go with my build im making

as of right now i have this:
AMD 3500+ Venice 939
DFI LanParty UT nf4 Sli-D

and getting this:
Geforce 7600GT, or other 7 series card

I dont want to run into bottlenecking, so which ram would work best?

thanks for any replies

A:RAM:Price vs Performance

4 184-pin DIMM sockets
Maximum of 4GB of DDR266/333/400 SDRAM

I would go with the DDR 400/PC3200 memory. Go with two of these:

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With AMD prices continuing to fall, the stage appears to be nearly set for the other shoe to drop: a possible new FX series processor that enables the FX-62's prices to fall, or a possible "4x4" series processor that takes over the premium side of AMD's price/performance scale.

AMD's prices, surprisingly, have continued to fall steadily, especially in recent days with news of the upcoming Athlon 64 X2 3600+ for the low end. The projected price for that processor is said to be $149, but already the 3800+ is selling for as low as $167.

A:AMD 64 X2s now 41% below Intel price/performance

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So I am going to be buying some ram anyday now I am just trying to decide what would be best for me, I am looking for the best ram for price/performance inbetween £50 - £75ish, My mobo supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866/2133, Doesnt matter which one as I said looking for price+ performance.
I have been looking at ones like:
HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 1866 MHz DDR3 CL10

Vengeance Pro Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3 1866 Mhz CL9

G-Skill Ripjaws X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 Mhz

I will be using this mostly for gaming but also for watching some things, probably rendering and also hopefully streaming, if that will effect anything.

My specs if needed or wanted:
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380
CPU: AMD FX 8350
MOBO: MSI 970 Gaming
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
PSU: Corsair 750m

Any help/contributions are appreciated if you want/need any more info please just ask.

Thank you!

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So in a few months I'll be buying a pair of labtops, my main concern is power. I want labtops that aren't going to keel over and die. And aren't cluttered with a bunch of Salesware (All those annoying ****ing programs you didn't want in the first place, that try to activate/force you to pay to get them to run) that come on your comp when you get it.

I'd like to keep one of the labtops below 900$, I'm not necessarily looking for something that can run WoW all settings high, but I don't want absolute ****e either. It has to last a few years.

The second one, would be somewhere in the range of $1000 to $1500

And I'd prefer a long-term warranty on the both of them. Any recommendations guys?

Sites maybe, certain make & models of labtops offered by the big computer corps. Dell/Gateway etc.

A:Quality Price Per Performance Laptops Search&CategorySearchList=Notebooks

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I have been considering getting the Gateway P-6831 FX laptop, but at the moment, I don't feel like I would need that much power, so all the bells and whistles would largely be wasted. Which budget laptops (500-1000) would have the best price performace ratio? BTW, this laptop is for college use and I don't really intend on gaming very much anymore.

A:Best Price/ Performance ratio laptop

You must get:

dual core
2GB - 4GB DDR2 or DDR3 for RAM don't get 1GB of RAM
More RAM the more you can use for the shared video RAM.
Wireless G/N
Wired 10/100/1000 Gig
250GB HDD SATA (7200 RPM) don't get 160GB not enough for the future)

What I've mention so far is less than $600.

AMD X2 (dual core) X64 (64-bit CPU) would be less than a Intel Dual Core
Make sure you get 64-bit CPU don't settle for 32-bit.

Other things like 15-in-1 card readers/writer for SD and etc..
Dual Layer DVDRW Burner
15.4 Widescreen with Ultra Bright (this looks glossy but HD is better)
Web Cam (okay if you think you'll need it)
Wireless remote control
HDTV Tuner

The rest on the list above will add on to the price making it $900 bucks depends on where you get the laptop from. Clubs/warehouse is cheaper than retail. Online prices you have to know what you want to buy. HP laptops are really good. Compaq is HP cost less.

Gateway is not under ACER control so ACER laptops seems to fall apart more. If you want the Gateway make sure it comes with a good protection policy.

Don't forget extra battery 12 or 13 (4 to 6 hrs) cell will last longer than 6 cell (1-2 hrs) Extra power supply and a carrying case.

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I GOt a think pad I series of ebay for 10 because it was good for parts/may be fixable i want to start rebuilding laptops its
model: 2611-410
CPU: pentium MMX,Speed unknown
Ram: Unknown, 128+ suspected (switched for a 128mb ram chip i had not quite sure if its in the right place)
Hard Drive: UNknown( dont care at the moment my goal is to get it to boot a linux live boot cd)
screen Size: 12inch
Optical drive: CD rom, possibly RW
power adapter: None(used one i had laying around)

Those are from ebay listing... except for things in brackets.

But to the problem at hand i thought ill try and put in 128mb ram throw in a linux live boot cd that only needs 16mb but when clicking power button i see nothing on screen just black my first thought because i could hear stuff was maybe the screen is dissconected but im not sure tell me if theres anything i need or if i need to open up and look around...

A:think pad I series.

a quick look at the rams the 2 original were 32mb and 64mb but does anyone know what to doo?

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I've had my P50 for a while now, and I keep coming back to the Lenovo website from time to time, looking at various accessories that I think I'd like to pick up.  However, Lenovo still doesn't list the P-Series in their drop-down menues when trying to tell them which machine you have. Are we supposed to just tell them we have W-Series, and hope we're not asking for a Docking Station, that won't be compatible between the P and W series systems? Does anyone else find it odd, that Lenovo is "hiding" things about the P-Series laptops? Thanks for the input!

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My HP PSC 700 Series All-in-one printer shows "HP printer disconnected". I have uninstalled and re-installed software, but it doesn't help. Does anyone know if there is a FIX for this problem?

A:hp psc 700 Series All-In-One

That so called software, Isit packaged with the printer?
If not, maybe u have the wrong drivers installed or the drivers aren't up-to-date?

Hope that Helps~


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The CD-ROM of my Mainboard can't be read by windows 7.
What can i do?

My mainboard is ASUS P45 and the CD-ROM is P5Q Series

A:P5Q Series

You could go to the motherboard web site and download whatever you need. What exactly are you needing that Windows 7 can't read?

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Hey guys,

Hope you're all well, been a while since I was posting. However hope you can help me here.

I recently purchased a new ATI R9 200 series. However when outputting through HDMI the speakers make a 'clicking' sound. It's not rhythmic or in time with anything on the screen. I have the latest drivers installed.

Anyone have any ideas?



A:ATI R9 200 Series

Try adjusting volume settings. I had a similar thing with my R9 285

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I know.......another question about which gfx card...blah blah blah.....
Sorry guys, but I just have to ask...
I have my eye on a 'Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack Ultra 750 128mb 8x xp Golden Sample TI-4800SE' which I can get reasonably cheap £88 (UK)
Is this a good choice (am currently using a GF3 Ti200 64MB) or should I look to a mid range GF FX 5 series, or even a Radeon in the same sort of price range.........trying to get the best for as little as possible, shortage of cash...
I like to play UT2003/C&C General/Mohaa + Spearhead and a few others.
Using XP Pro-Abit KR7A-512MB DDR.
I would be very grateful for your thoughts/opinions...........even if you just say "use Google !!!" etc.......................

A:GF4 or FX series ?

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Hope someone can offer some insight. I see where many, if not all the brands, Asus, MSI, etc. have guys asking for vBIOS updates in various forums to solve problems with display. What is the general incompatibility issue? Any light that can be shed is appreciated

A:AMD R Series GPU's

EClyde said:

Hope someone can offer some insight. I see where many, if not all the brands, Asus, MSI, etc. have guys asking for vBIOS updates in various forums to solve problems with display. What is the general incompatibility issue? Any light that can be shed is appreciatedClick to expand...

It depends on what you are referring to, there is not real issues with the R series GPU's in terms of display output. Most of the associated problems people are having involve a few things:

Some of the 4k monitors (The AOC for instance) use a very odd way to refresh which caused the display to flicker on the R9 series GPU's which was resolved in a recent patch.

Some high refresh displays using DP

and some others

However I would not worry, most of the problems if any are fixed via patches and catalyst revisions. If the manufacturer has to update something like the this its normally involves something like with their own software or certain things in environments not working together properly. I would not worry, I have done nothing to my PowerColor R9 290X trio and they all work great.

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hi people, my miss has only gone and brought a eee pc series (asus 701) with out even telling me she fort she was getting a bargin for £60 second hand, wot a fool she is, ive got it in front of me now and they installed windows xp2 on b4 they sold her it, ive done a driver scan and theres 96 updates that need to done, i havent got a clue if its a clone copy or anything i was thinking would it be best if i just did a clean installation of windows xp3 (boot from usb witch i havent got a clue how to do) or shall i just let it update its self ? PLEASE HELP . she brought this for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas aswell. ive told her to get the money back but she wont. THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS, (and another thing is i have no usb cd drive to attach to it to boot windows from) it all boots up fine its just all these update what need doing.

A:eee pc series

If it currently has Windows XP SP2 installed, you need to install the SP3 upgrade before you do a custom scan at Windows Update/Microsoft Update.

A custom scan will probably display over 100 post-SP3 high priority updates.


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Hey everyone. I currently have a GTX 580 and I want to upgrade that. I was going to get a GTX 770 but I'm now considering waiting for the GTX 800 series. Is it worth waiting for the 800's and when do you think it will be released?

A:GTX 800 series?

Well supposedly it's coming next year, but since crystal balls don't exist who knows exactly when, maybe in Q1 maybe not, maybe way longer,or if they'll be delayed even further, or how good they'll really be, or if they'll have bugs, or how much they'll cost. If anyone really knows at this point they are not likely allowed to disclose details beyond what I'm sure you've searched on Google otherwise they'd lose their job; and even what may be known now may change as changes and delays happen all the time.

In the end, it's up to you, if you need a new or better card now, buy now, if you want to wait there will always be another generation or series in the works, if the wait is confirmed to be short then sometimes waiting a bit is not a big deal, when the wait is longer waiting may not make sense.

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What is the price of Hp g6 series (2132 tx) laptop's fan in India?...

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Aren't some of the Intel 845 graphics processors based on the AGP platform?

A:845 Series Question

Yes. But the AGP slot only runs at 4x. That wont be an issue with an older card though.

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I'm waiting on the next nVidia series of cards, (GTX 380?) as my 8800GTX is still ok for the minute.

Does anyone know when the next release is? I'm guessing around July?...

Just intrigued, because I want to make a monster PC in the summer!

Cheers guys,


A:Next nVidia series? (GTX 380?)

The earliest news on nVidia usually shows up here:,1/Graphics-Cards,4/

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Rumor has it that XP cannot print to Laserjet 4 by HP. Is this true?

A:XP with Laserjet 4 series

looks like they kinda work.

from HP's support site.

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2 days ago, my computer was running nominal and there was no problem until i downloaded TAP 32 and SecurityKiss. I have a bad habit of force shutting down computer by the power switch. When I rebotted, I had a BSOD. So That was that i chkdsk /p and fixboot. When I Reboot, i get the windows defender error, the rpc error and another error. Up to today these are the problems i faced:

-Software errors
-Taskbar missing or if its visible it doest show the running programs
-Audio Doesnt Work
-Error 711 that deals with internet connection
-Error 1048
-I cannot get connected to some servers like i used to do
-System Restore cannot start

I want to fix this as quick as possible because i have very much important documents to process in 2 days time. Thanks In Advance.

Dell Insirpon 1501 (June 30, 2007)
os: Windows XP SP3
Processor: AMD Turion
Graphics Card: ATI Raedon
HDD: 160GB
RAM: 256KB

A:Series Of Errors

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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hi i have a hp 11o desktop pccan someone ples tell me how to boot from a memstick ples

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I'm not entirely sure what the root of the problem is here, so excuse me if I post this in the wrong section.

I recently built myself a rig with the help of guys. Specs are:

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
intel i7-860 cpu
diamond 5870
Asus p7p55d mobo
corsair 550w psu
2x2gb corsair 1333 ddr3 ram
intel 80gb ssd
WD black 500gb hdd

The series of problems is explained in detail in this thread (problems start at post ~24).

Cliff's notes on the bugs/problems that lead me to where I am now:

- wasn't sure when to switch (as suggested) my config from sata to ahci, and did so in the bios during the first reboot of the windows 7 install. From what I was told I should have done it before the install of the OS?

- after installing the OS, the PC wouldn't get past the 'loading windows' screen until I detached the secondary drive and formatted it after a proper boot-up

- installed several programs (firefox, games, etc)

- pc crashed during assassin's creed 2, showing a BSoD error that was too quick for me to read/take a photo of. On reboot, it would give me the option of starting windows normally (would only crash/reboot), or repairing windows (which would give me this BSoD):

Uploaded with

- for whatever reason, one time the system repair seemed to work, giving me this error report on boot-up:


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ... Read more

A:Series of problems with new rig

Hi and welcome to TSF 0x1a error code is related to memory management which could indicate a ram problem,the next 0x6b Bug Check 0x6B: PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
The PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED bug check has a value of 0x0000006B. This bug check indicates that the initialization of the Microsoft Windows operating system failed.

The following parameters appear on the blue screen.

Parameter Description
1 The NT status code that caused the failure
2 Reserved
3 Reserved
4 Reserved

Any part of the disk subsystem can cause the PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED bug check, including bad disks, bad or incorrect cables, mixing different ATA-type devices on the same chain, or drives that are not available becuase of hardware regeneration.

This bug check can also be caused by a missing file from the boot partition or by a driver file that a user accidentally disabled in the Drivers tab.
If you can get to your desktop please try to follow the instructions here and attach to your next post

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Hey, i got this disc in from Windows IT Pro magazine, and it says "Springboard Series".

Does anyone know what this is? I can't find info on the net, and i lt a friend borrow the magazine.


A:What is the SpringBoard Series?

See this article. Particularly the last paragraph .

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This laptop was new April 2003. Was working well (with one excpetion having to do with the CD drive) until a couple days ago. Battery is fully charged and machine is usually run from AC.

Cursor started freezing requiring shutdown and restart from power button. That happened while online as well as offline.

Then restart from power button started to fail to restart the machine: button worked sometimes to restart the computer, did not work on others. Letting it sit awhile sometimes changed a "no restart" event into a "restart without trouble and as usual" event.

Now pressing the power button lights up system status indicators just below screen for a mini second, the hard drive starts to move (there's sound under the keyboard for as long as the lights are on), then the hard drive sound stops and all of the lights go out except what I think (I'm not sure) is the hibernation status light and the AC power light.

Pressing and holding the power button again shuts down the hibernation light and leaves the AC power light on. The screen during all of this is black.

I looked in the Service and Troubleshooting Guide. Startup problems discussed there suggest using the Access IBM button if the operating system does not start. Have tried that: does not work because the trouble shooting directions tell me to use the Access IBM button when the laptop starts and a prompt is displayed on the screen to interrupt start up, and then choose a utilities page for hel... Read more

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Hello. I am new here and I am experiencing some strange pop-ups. Also, sometimes when I perform searches and click on links, I am taken to completely different sites other than the ones that I asked for.

They started randomly appearing yesterday. Here are the addresses. I made them un-clickable and the second address is too long to post.

I have Microsoft Antiviruspro 2009. I have run it twice and nothing has been detected. Could I be infected?

Thank you for your time.

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Hello, First If you have this Microsoft Antiviruspro 2009 and that is it's name I believe you installed a Rogue application and we need to remove it.So let's run this scan and get a log,thanks.Next run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick S... Read more

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Hey, kinda serial problem, basically every program on my computer is vulnerable, well has had the error message where it says an error was caused in --.dll. After running a program called "Dr.Watson" I got the following information on one of the errors when one popped up.

OLEAUT32.DLL attempted to read from memory that does not exist. It may be using an uninitialized variable, or it may be attempting to access memory after having freed it.

Adobe Type Manager has altered Windows system files.

Module Name: ATMSYS.DRV
Description: Adobe Type Manager
Version: R v4.00-32S058G06NN
Product: Adobe Type Manager
Manufacturer: Adobe Systems Incorporated

Any help be a big help, thanks.

A:.dll series of problems

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Right was just looking up some graphics cards for a customer and im wonering how is the 9 series thats supposed to run all games on high settings a lot cheaper than the 8800GTS/GTX/Ultra.?


A:9 series gfx cards.?

Yeah, it is cheaper but it is not better than the 8800 GT/GTS//GTX/Ultra. Price and perfomance wise, it is a great buy but if you're a serious gamer, why not buy an nVidia 8800 GT. I think that it is more powerful and offers more value for money. The ATi Radeon HD 3870 is also worth checking out.

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Anybody else ever played any of the games?

I own Dragon Age Collectors edition and Dragon Age II and I like the game a lot. I have nearly 500 hours on Origins by itself and about 150 on Dragon Age II.

The new game coming out Inquisition is going to be promising as well. Anybody else planning on picking this up? Thoughts on the future game?

One thing I was kind of disappointed about was the disappearance of the above screen in Dragon Age II. I used that a lot in nightmare mode combat.

A:Dragon Age Series

All of them. Huge fan of DA and can't wait till Inquisition comes out

This is Dragon Age Origins & Awakening...

Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age Origins playtime

Dragon Age 2 playtime

I'm sure some of the stats are higher but these are the screen shots I had. But yeah, huge DA fan

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2 days ago, my computer was running nominal and there was no problem until i downloaded TAP 32 and SecurityKiss. I have a bad habit of force shutting down computer by the power switch. When I rebotted, I had a BSOD. So That was that i chkdsk /p and fixboot. When I Reboot, i get the windows defender error, the rpc error and another error. Up to today these are the problems i faced:

-Software errors
-Taskbar missing or if its visible it doest show the running programs
-Audio Doesnt Work
-Error 711 that deals with internet connection
-Error 1048
-I cannot get connected to some servers like i used to do
-System Restore cannot start

I want to fix this as quick as possible because i have very much important documents to process in 2 days time. Thanks In Advance.

A:Series Of Errors

you are infected. Head over to the Security Section of this forum and post over there. they will help you.

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hi everyone i have this all in one printer hp c4200 series ok
what happen is that the 75 tri color cartridge have damage and it appear a msg
cartridge is missing or not detected and what i want to know is theres a way to remove the msg from the printer?? so i can use the black 74 cartridge

the msg does't let me press any button from the printer

A:Help hp C4200 series???

Which model number in this list is your all-in-one printer?


The printer will not work with only the black 74 cartridge installed. The tri-color 75 cartridge has to be there also.

A cartridge doesn't get damaged while it's inside a printer. It can only get damaged by improperly handling it while unpackaging it and installing it.

If the tri-color 75 cartridge is damaged, then you need to replace it.


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Does anybody know anything?

release dates?


i have looked everywhere, cant find anything.

all i can find is what prices to expect.....

A:ATI HD 5000 series

Haven't heard anything... probably because ATI doesn't plan on releasing new GPUs anytime soon.

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I have downloaded a whole series of something, and converted them ready to burn, each episode has several files in it. How do I burn the whole series of episodes onto one disc? I just cant seem to do it, have tried clicking and draggng the individual episodes into one file and burning that, it doesnt work, (am prob bein really thick, sorry) have tried with Nero and NTI ( I prefer NTI), what am I doing wrong please?
Emz xx

A:Series Burn To Dvd

Found a guide that will walk you through.

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I am having a problem with this printer.
The program works well except when i wont to print from the web it will only print two thirds of the page [from left to right] I reistalled it several times.if i go to IE -file-print preview most pages will print 2/3 of the pagein color others will print full page background all in white rearanged text.
Is it the program,setting is it me or is it garbage Tks

A:ph 1500 all in one series-help

check your ink levels or maybe your IE is your headache. Try to reinstall your IE.

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I know the older Cisco RV series and Cisco branded Linksys stuff had a crap reputation, but how are the newer offerings? Specifically the RV130 or RV320. Looking for router for a very small business, 3-4 clients, a small NAS, Printer and maybe 2 APs. I would be the on-site IT guy, and the boss much prefers to be paying me to work on the cars and not the IT environment, so reliability is the greatest concern. Might make use of the VPN one day, but even that is unlikely. Security concerns aren't too large, our database contains names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail only. no CC or SS#'s are stored. only item that might be of unique value in a breach is the relationship of a VIN to Customer name/address, but I honestly don't know how sought out that sort of information would be. when dealing with double/triple digit production volumes, the current owners tend to already be known.

second question: how decent/worthwhile is CIsco's Web Filtering on these? it carries a 90$ premium, is it worthwhile at that price point, or basically worthless?

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so my 7800 gt is dying on me and i think it's time for a new vid card. I was thinking about a 9600 gt i believe is the name and my friend told me i should not get that. he said i should proly try to ge an 8800 gts or the 9800 gtx. i'm not sure which one would be the better way to go. are they both similar in performance or do you guys think i shoudl bite the bullet and get the 9800.

A:geforce 9 or 8 series

From the reviews I have seen lately(PC magazine),the 9800 is the
best performing card ever made.

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I get a system beep lotsa times when i boot up. But after some power off and power on again and starts.... and the graphics card works great !

MSI has also included a MSI LIVE! Update utility that i used..and guess what ! it found a new bios version for my VGA Bios driver....and it flashes it ONLINE ..and asks me to restart...and when i go to the LIVE update lists the same update it havent been installed !!! arghh...and msi dont provide with info on how to do this manually either.

Also...i have thought of it could be my chipsets drivers... but how do i know what kind of chipset i got ?

You can pick from AMD (nope) INTEL (nope) and the VIA Chipsets drivers.... i have a MSI Motherboard with a Intel P3 Processor...thats about i know.... so which one is da right one ?

Try and help me if you can hehe

A:MSI Geforce 4 MX 420 Series


I don't have any direct answers, but I would like to suggest that you run dxdiag.exe thru 'start'>'run' (just type dxdiag.exe in the box) & also download "Fresh Diagnose" from for a program that will give you LOTS of info about your system & the components installed. :grinthumb

Once you determine what you have: go to the mfgs. websites & check for patches, fixes & updates for the specific programs/components you have.

HTH, (hope this helps)

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I hooked my hp pavilion up after moving and a series of 7 or 8 beeps comes on when i turn on tower.nothing comes on the monitor

A:series of beeps

What is your pavilion number,is it 7 or 8 beeps?

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Hello I got my Len ovo c series all in one computer back in may went to turn it on, no screen CD ROM works good ,fan was running nothing horrible just black screen keyboard had no light mouse had a light. Any troubleshoot suggestions? I think I should still be under manufacturers warranty.

A:Lenovo c series please help

Try unplugging the machine, and holding the power button for 30 seconds to clear the CMOS. Then, plug it back in and see if it'll work. If not, try to continously press F11 and F12 during boot up. If that doesn't work, you may need to contact Lenovo support because it seems like the display may be defective since fans and CD ROM is running. for support chat and phone.   

I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. I'm a volunteer; I don't work for Lenovo.

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So, where do I begin? It all started a few days ago when I booted up my computer like any other day and about 12 minutes later I suddenly get a message within my tool bar area that says something along the lines of, "system 32/"" "'/"' "'/.exe is corrupt". It said to run the "dskchk" application. I sent in the error report to Microsoft where it then sent me a link to the the help page. It said to open up the command prompt and enter I believe "dskchk" then press enter. After that it said to enter another series of commands which I can't quite remember unfortunatley. After that my computer restarted in order to diagnose the problem I believe.

After all that happened my computer restarted but then suddenly gave me the "disk boot error, please insert system disk" problem. Like an idiot I sorta jumped the gun and I think I installed another copy of Windows XP on the hard drive. So now when I boot up my computer there are two versions of Windows XP to choose from. The first one works and is a bare bones version with none of my precious files on it. The second one is what I believe has all my files and everything that I would like to get back. However, it will not let me into that copy of Windows XP.

What the hell did I do and is there any way to save my files?

A:A series of problems.

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This is my first laptop and I'm having trouble. Okay, first off i got my laptop connected to my router and it worked fine for about 2 months. Then, when i take it over my mom's house and try to use her router to connect to the Internet, but it doesn't work. So, i come back home thinking i can get back on the Internet, but i can't.

Please help me.

Things gone wrong:
1. wireless connection wizard says i can't create a wireless connection
2. when i click view all available wireless networks it says none are available in range when i know there are
3. in the network setup wizard it says my wireless connection hardware is not connected
4. message will pop up saying 1 or more wireless networks detected and the same thing happens in 2
Help would be greatly appreciated

A:Help!!! Series of Problems

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I really hate to ask this, but what is the difference between these cards?
I'm looking for a replacement to a 9100 (8500LE I beleive) and want to stay under $150 (or so). I don't need the fastest of the 9600 series, just the best bang for the buck.
I see that there is a 9600SE, 9600, 9600Pro and a 9600XT (I think that is the price order) starting from around $70 up to about $200 (big price spread for the same number.
128MB for memory is ok and it has to have a DVI out along with a VGA out.
Without spending a day or two looking through all the tests any input or would a slightly older 9500 or 9700 be within what I'm looking for?

When I got my 9100 I was considering a 9500, but price stopped that choice. I don't want to sopund cheap, but I have a hard time justfying much over $150 for a video card!

A:9600 series; which one?

Stay away from the 9600SE. It is a severly crippled card. The memory bus has like half the bandwidth of any of the other cards you listed which is very important. Any of the other cards are good but I think the XT is supposed to be the best performance wise.

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How many of you are running AMD 7000 Series in your gaming PC's. I will really appreciate if you people can tell your benchmark scores cause in reviews they use latest possible hardware which not everyone runs so can't really rely on them.

I've read loads of reviews about these and come to conclusion that 7870 is best bet at the moment to go for as 7970 is way too expensive.

Moment of truth, shall I ditch my 5770 crossfire and buy one 7870 or wait for prices to go down further.


A:AMD 7000 Series

I would hold, the two current series out right now Nvidia's as well.
These are stepping stone improvements. I honestly believe the next generation will come quickly (fall/winter)
and will be a much larger improvement in real world performance.

The best numbers to look at would be at hardware compare where they just take the actual features of the card and put them head to head for you.

Honestly the 7970 is a serious beast it actually blows away my current card that handles bf3 maxed without complaint. Which is actually kind of my point too though your crossfire rig should be getting pretty good frames even if it's a middle card that kind of sucks at anti-aliasing. I'm guessing your overall experience gaming is not too different from mine right now. (see my specs)
So why bother getting in a rush?
I could be wrong about this, but I am seriously expecting a 7 series nvidia and a 8xxx ati before the end of the year.
...and at the moment I don't see the actual need to upgrade considering the list of games on the horizon and the fact most of them have rather middle range recommended reqs.

The new bioshock I think is among the heaviest reqs of any games comming out before the end of summer anyhow.

Normally just to be fair I would recommend a nvidia equiv for you.
Right now there sadly isn't one, even the gtx680 is slower not by a huge amount but it is slower, and more expensive. So unless you wanted to play with some heavy physx games I don't really see why you would want n... Read more

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We just had another thunderstorm here. I couldn't turn on the PC when I got home 'cuz of
it. My pc, like me, is allergic to voltage spikes. I develop severe allergic reactions to hi voltage/amperage.

I have a half a dozen of the $5 surge suppressors layin' around here. I've seen some that go for $205, with protection guarantee, and am wonderin' if the $5 SS'ers, plugged in, IN SERIES, will give the same degree of protection???

A:multiple SS in series...

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does anyone have any info on these cards, i would like to see the 8800GTS drop to at lest 200 when the GeForce 9 Series come out this November. price for the GeForce 9800 GTX will be 549-649 USD. price for the GeForce 9800 GTS will be 399-449 USD. i would like to know more about these cards

A:GeForce 9 Series

Nobody knows for sure but it's probably not the 9000 series. It looks like it's going to be the 8700GT and 8700GTS. Good cards (exactly what I need) but they will be between the 8600GTS and 8800GTS 320.

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Does anyone know why;

My old mum got a Asus FM3 laptop with Vista. It has been a nightmare, locking, restoring etc. so as my dad can help (he has Xp on his) I wiped and installed XP Pro sp2 and downloaded all drivers needed from asus.

Problem is everytime I restart the logo etc comes up bright then as all is done the screen goes off (you can just see it).
To make it come back you need to press Blue FN and F7 LCD on then is all fine till restart.

Is there a way to make it just load as normal as she will not see this as an improvement.

A:Asus FM3 series lcd off

Sorry but did not feel the need to make a new post.

The other problem is that audio does not work. I cannot find a driver, is this the end do I go back to vista!

Surely a vista laptop can do xp pro!

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It takes 6 minutes to boot my PC (Dell Dimension 4600 series, Windows XP) after I installed above printer. After windows logo appeared a cursor starts blink on the blank screen and stays there about six minutes. But If I removed the USB cable that connect the printer this does not happened. help.

A:HP 7300 Series All in one

Chandare said:

It takes 6 minutes to boot my PC (Dell Dimension 4600 series, Windows XP) after I installed above printer. After windows logo appeared a cursor starts blink on the blank screen and stays there about six minutes. But If I removed the USB cable that connect the printer this does not happened. help.Click to expand...


My name is Todd and I work at Dell's corporate headquarters. My team works with customers via blogs and forums. I saw your post and wanted to see if I could help.

Have you tried any other USB devices in that port to see if it happens with any other devices and isn't specific to the HP printer?

You may also want to go into your system setup (F2 during startup) and check the boot settings for the system. That system may be incorrectly trying to boot from a USB device and until it isn't able to it "hangs".

Let me know if other devices have the same problem or if you've been able to resolve the problem.

Thank you,


Customer Advocate
Dell, Inc

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Ok. Here is my problem guys.

Before I ran the CCleaner program, (which just cleans out the system a bit) I used to be able to go to websites and when I clicked a video link, it would play it right in the same window. Now, after I ran the CCleaner program, when I go to the same website, the video link will open a whole new window and play. Now, its using windows media player 9 to view these clips. So I know that working fine. I just want it back to normal, so I can view the clip on the same page.

A:A question With IE6 + WMP 9 Series

Chek your setting in your Internet Options.

Open IE and click on Tool/Properties.
Click on Advanced tab and scroll down to Multimedia section.
Look to see which boxes are checked regarding the setting you want for viewing within web pages.

Drop a line back if it does not fix your problem.

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I am running Windows 7 build 7000, and I am having trouble trying to get my video card to work. The card is an ATI 7000 series VE PCI. It is recognized only as a standard VGA adaptor. Are there any known drivers out there. I tried importing my XP driver, but it failed to work as well.

A:ATI 7000 series VE

Quote: Originally Posted by nightmare

I am running Windows 7 build 7000, and I am having trouble trying to get my video card to work. The card is an ATI 7000 series VE PCI. It is recognized only as a standard VGA adaptor. Are there any known drivers out there. I tried importing my XP driver, but it failed to work as well.

Welcome to the Se7en Forums

Since many things in Vista are compatible with Windows 7, I did a search for a vista driver for your video card and came up empty. If any of our resident gurus know of a trick or two for this, feel free to contribute.

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I have been getting constant blue screens with different messages every time ranging from irql is not less or equal to page in non paged area to just no message at all.
This usually happens within 2 minutes of booting up the computer.
The last time this happened I had just installed a new keyboard driver and uninstalling it fixed it.
This time it came out of nowhere and I cannot solve the problem.
please help.

I have an hp p6557c with an AMD Athlon II X2 220 processor 2.81 GHz
also I could not attach the perfmon file because it could not find the filepath.

A:Series of BSOD's


I would updating this old driver. Old drivers are obsolete and can cause BSOD. Update them (links are provided)

hardlock.sys Tue Feb 03 04:34:08 2009 - Hardlock Device Driver
Aladdin Knowledge Systems: Support

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80002c8e8b6}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KeSetEvent+226 )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a k... Read more

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I need to order a part for my desktop p6115y Pavilion tower. I have the product number and SN number but no where can I find the series number in order to order the part. What is the series number? I would truly appreciate this. I need to order a power on/off switch.thank youlinda

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A:hp p6115y what series is it?

Hi: Here is the parts list for your specific model PC... I don't see a power on/off switch, unless it is the Power LED holder assembly Part # 499769-ZH1  Here is a link with a picture so you can get an idea what the above part is. I'm sure you can get it cheaper elswhere though.  HP sells the part for $35.00. HP parts store...

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It seems ATI have more cards on the way in the near future.

?We are expecting the new ATI Radeon HD 6000-series to be announced later this year, around Q4 2010. After which, we will be releasing our own Radeon HD 6000-series early next year,? said Kenny Chow, a senior marketing officer at HIS

Graphics Cards Supplier Expects ATI?s ?Southern Islands? to Show Up in Q4 - X-bit labs

A:ATI HD 6000 Series GPU's

Hmmm....looks like my waiting may pay off. I was on the fench as to whether to upgrade my 4890 or wait and see what's next on the horizon as the 5000 series seems to have issues.


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Hello there,
I am thinking about upgrading my current system. I will possibly get the GPU in a about a month or so, and I will buy the CPU and the motherboard and the Cooler possibly during Christmas. Are the FX series gonna be out by Christmas or should I go with the Phenom II x6 1100T BE?

I will be using the:
GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler


A:Should I wait for the AMD FX Series?

The FX cpus should be out around september i would think so i would wait if i were you.

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Lately I've been messing around trying to have two routers run in series. I have a Wireless-G Linksys and a Wired Network Anywhere Linksys router. Can anyone help me out. Please explain as simple as you can.

A:How to run two routers in series

By default Linksys routers are (IP) (within the setup page of your Router)

But you can't have two same IP addresses, so therefore you must change one of the Linksys routers to (lets say)

Both routers are also probably set up as DHCP, but to make this work only the Router connected to the Internet line should have DHCP enabled

Therefore the Router connected to the computer should have DHCP disabled

Once the two IP are confirmed different
And once DHCP is enabled Only at the Internet end

Then it's just a matter of connecting the ethernet cables up, and testing online.

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Right, I had been debating with myself whether or not I'm going to get one of these monsters, when I discovered that I'll need to upgrade my power supply. Having asked around a bit, I was told I'd be wanting in upwards of 650W, which sounds like an awful lot. I don't want to have matched the cost of my new graphics card in electricity bills within the year, afterall.

But imagine my suprise when I read in a review that the GTS version (which I was considering) only requires 400W, while the GTX requires 450. Can anyone sort this out for me once and for all? What are the actual power requirements?

A:GeForce 8 series

It depends a lot on the amps on the 12V rail.

Appearing at
As far as power requirements go, the GeForce 8800GTS will require a minimum 400 watt power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A). The GeForce 8800GTX will require a minimum 450 watt power supply (with 12V current rating of 30A) and you can double those numbers when you start talking about SLI.Click to expand...

Personally, I'd use at least a 500 or 550 watt power supply for the 8800GTS and GTX, respectively; but you may be able to get away with what the article says. It also depends on hard drives, etc. With graphics monsters like that, too, I'd use only power supplies from a select few vendors, such as Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic, Antec, Enermax, or FSP. That's about all I can think of for now.

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Can't get my scanner to work...reinstalled, checked config. - all okay. Says.."cannot detect". It's plugged in...worked last week. It's a 6200 series scanner not a 600 series. I need to learn how to proof...Thanks for any ideas ya'll may have...The exact error message I'm getting is - SORRY, SCANNER COULD NOT BE INITIALIZED. [SCANNER NOT FOUND]

[This message has been edited by JennyP (edited 09-29-2000).]

[This message has been edited by JennyP (edited 09-29-2000).]

A:HP ScanJet 600 series

I'm assuming that it does have power and that the scanner is on correct?
First disconnect the scanner and reconnect to ensure proper connection. To wit, a visual inspect is not good enough...
Also, when you reinstalled did you do a complete uninstall first? If not do that. Else, you are really just adding a new layer of paint over the old cracking layer, eh?

Don't know much about your series...I'll go look, but is it USB or no? Anyway, keep us posted...

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Hi all just joined and need help. Just bought an ASUS A8V Ai series VIA K8T800pro+ VT8237 motherboard to put my existing ram, agp graphics card and Athlon 64 X2 4400+ processor in. The motherboard doesnt recognise the CPU so I need to update the bios but for the life of me cannot do it.

On Motherboard it says its A8V Rev 2.00, on the box it says A8V-EAYZ and at startup it says A8V ACPI, Rev 1001, at another screen it says RV570 BIOS 702m/581e and again VIA VT8237 South Controller Rev A2.

I know I need to rename the update bios file and put onto floppy but have tried every combination above and at startup I hit Alt and F2 and it reads the floppy but the system does not recognise it, just says bios not found on floppy.

Desperate for help on this please.

A:A8V Ai series motherboard

I think your prob is your M/b is socket 939 and you CPU is an AM2. Ifso they're not compatible.( excuse me if I am wrong).
With regard to the Flashing I came up with the same prob on my Asus, from memory during the process the name changes, I then changed it to the original. Sorry if that sounds a bit hairy but its been a while since I had this happen.

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Dear HP community: Hello, and a pleasant day. I am having trouble determining what series is my HP Pavilion G6. Viewing the BIOS, my Product number is: A1Z40EA#ABZ. And using this Product number this website give me the model:  HP Pavilion g6-1267sl Notebook PC I wonder what sereis this model belongs to, is it 1000 series? 1200? The reason for this is because I want to purcahse certain parts in this laptop (the lid, and the palm-rest) Please advise.   Warm regards, Mark

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Hello everyone,

Do to some problems with our previous domain, we have decided to move our website onto a new domain.

This new web site will contain alot of new features, resources, tutorials, and more, and is targeted to the growing communities of video game and operating system developers. This will also be the new hosting site for our OS Development Series, for those who have been following it.

We are going to keep the previous site up to redirect our members. The new web site is located here, under our company name:

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We hope this new comain will not have the same problems as the previous one.

Thank you,

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So about 3months ago my laptop broke so i wonder what if i tripy investing on upgrading my hp 3400 pro (desktop) than repairing my laptop.... So i was wondering... Can i insert a video card on my hp desktop? I dont know if its integrated or not but plsss i really need help and im really a noob

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How can you tell how much GHz a system has when you are taking a look at specs of an advertised system? I can't quite make up that part when I look at the numbers that accompany the i series processors. now I udnerstand all i7s are quad(are they?) but some i5s are quad and some are not... how do you get this too? Anyone care to explain all this?

A:The Intel i series

This should help. Intel web site with specifications.> Buy Boxed Processor

It is a listing of PC CPU's. You need the model and that is it. Such as i7-2600 or i3-2120.
Click the one you want to see the specs on or check mark the "compare" box to see more than one at a time.

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Been having some serious problems with BSOD since I got my computer in December. I'm attaching my minidump files, if anyone could help me out and let me know what my problem is I'd really appreciate it.

I'm using Windows 7 64bit version 6.1 (build 7600). My graphics card is ATI Radeon 4890 with the latest drivers. If there's any other info you need let me know. Thank you all very much.

A:Series of BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by Nate96r

Been having some serious problems with BSOD since I got my computer in December. I'm attaching my minidump files, if anyone could help me out and let me know what my problem is I'd really appreciate it.

I'm using Windows 7 64bit version 6.1 (build 7600). My graphics card is ATI Radeon 4890 with the latest drivers. If there's any other info you need let me know. Thank you all very much.

Twenty three BSOD's is going to take some time. In the mean time I am running the latest 5. Be right back


EDIT: The first five were a mixed bag. Several were inconclusive (probably crashed before the file could be written), the rest memory corruption.

While I am doing the rest of them for comparision I would download memtestx86, burn it to a cd, and run it for 5 passes at least to test the memory.


BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89977b603, b3b7465eebf5dec5, fffff88000d5c7d4, 1}
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89968b664, b3b7465eebe6df26, fffff88000cd41b4, 1}
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800030a2e9f, fffff88009610060, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiDeliverApc+a7 )
??????????????????????????????????????... Read more

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Hey all,

I've currently got a second-hand 7950GT which had a voltage inductor break off, meaning I'm going to have to restructure the fans [they will no longer work on the card itself]. This came at a time where I've been overclocking, trying to decrease temperatures, etc.

I'm wondering if, for performance in DX9 games, two 256MB LeadTek 7950GTs in SLi would beat a single 8800GT / 8800GTS / 8800GTX?

I don't have Vista and I don't play DX10 games...yet. For the time being, would paying for a 7950GT at half the price of an 8800GTX and running the two cards in SLi give me a performance advantage?

I could then wait until prices fall on a 8800GTX.


A:2x 7950GT or 1x 8-series?

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sometimes, 98 opens fine, 1st time

more often, you get: when switch laptop on, you just get no-where, with irriatating messages:

'error' then it lists these numbers: 00173

at the bottom offers 'ok' or 'cancel'

neither of which get you to 98 anyway
pressing cancel lists those numbers again, with NO options to exit or cancel, etc, & no mouse (mouse is on 1st screen mentioned)

doesn't respond to ctrl, alt delete at this stage have to switch off manually

if you slect the 'ok' (instead of cancel) at the 'error' prompt (the 1st screen which comes up after switch on) it gives you a date check screen, & time etc
& only 'ok' or 'cancel' at bottom

if you select 'ok' it re-boots then offers yet another screen (still no 98) thsi one says: 'off' with an arrow pointing towards word 'on' to which I assumed it is asking me to switch off then on again? no mouse here either

if you switch off, then on again, THIS DOES ENTER 98 OK

how do I stop this silly error sequence prior to 98 screen? by the way, no probs running windows I don't think it is the o/s

when you 1st switch on, top left screen says: 064960ok
with 192 directly below

words: ibm top rt & thinkpad bottom left

but even if you shut windows down correctly it brings the error messages above, sometimes with just 192 but oth... Read more

A:ibm thinkpad 600 series

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Como to think of it, both HP and Dell have kind of entertaining and marginally convincing videos/case studies of companies using their workstations (Dell with I think some photographer and a car manufacturer; HP with some 4k video producer). is it me or Lenovo P series does not have an analog video campaign of people/industries using their workstations? I for one, would find such case studies interesting.  edited:sorry; just found a few...(mod, delete at will). 

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Hi Friends,
More than a week ago i have not been able to use my HP 600B series Desktop with serial number-TRF2310LFZ,Product number-B5G17A\BH5 and system BIOS-CO2_712.ROM v7.12.It displays error message-"No boot disk found or disk failed" on a dark screen.

Please how may I resolve this?


A:HP 600B series

sounds like the HD failed. You should probably hit the HP website for that machine and get a hard drive diagnostic test......but it sounds like that one is cooked.

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