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Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

Q: Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

I had a drive go south on me, looks like the MBR, MFT, and the backups for them got trashed on the drive after a reboot. The drive itself still is fully operational, and my usual go to software, ZAR, unfortunately is not doing the trick. Does anyone have any other suggestions on what to try?

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Preferred Solution: Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

I've used a program called testdisk to repair a messed up MFT, it's free.

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ECS Elite Group Deluxe H87 H3-M 1150
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HyperX Fury 8gb 1600mhz
PSU 600WATS Cougar
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HDD 1TB for Storage
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PC Case: Ostrog Enermax

I mainly created this Rig for gaming.

I'm planning to buy an SSD soon, any tips? Already read the most budget SSD is the Crucial m4 ssd 128gb
Also thinking of upgrading my Motherboard. Also, if ever I'm changing my MOBO, do you guys think I need to change my PSU as well?

Thoughts/Opinions/Suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you!
 

A:Upgrading my PC. Need Suggestions

There is no gain using an SSD for storage. I would buy an SSD to transfer the system and applications to. Format the existing drive for a storage drive. That will give you the full benefit of the speed that an SSD will give you. Try some PC trans software. They do the job well.
 

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Evening, all

I bought an interesting little Single Board Computer as an mITX motherboard (a WADE-8020, more info at the link below):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portwell-...766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a9b75151e

I have another similar board in an old Hoojum Cubit 3 case, and was wondering if anyone might have any other suggestions for a similarly eye-catching case, probably ready-made, though I'm not averse to either buying a DIYed case, or maybe trying to make one myself (I have a Dremel but not much else, and that includes skill )

Cheers, Jon.
 

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Currently they are on LGA 1155 mobo

I just killed my old motherboard
And now I am planning to buy i7 4790k

There are three motherboards I have in mind and all of them are asus z97 series based. Want to buy only asus..
Z97 A
Z97 k
Z97 c

I want to know that whether I should upgrade and get 1150 mobo and new processor or not!

(I have no plans to put dual gtx 970 bt plan to use secondary gfx card (gtx560) as phyx dedicated card)
If yes then
1. Which mobo I should go for and why?
2. Will the old h50 will be fittable on my new board or not!

Any new advise also appreciated!
Thank You
 

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A:Info/suggestions on build? i3?

Hi BraidedDuke5,
Have you thought of going down the used parts path as you seem to be wanting a machine "cheap" with an i3 instead of looking at what kind of job you really want it to do, unless you will only be playing games in a really low resolution (fps). E.g. the Intel NUC and the ASUS Vivo have Core i3 CPU and they are nothing like a gaming PC.
Here is a couple of pros for a Core i5, and they are;
"Intel Turbo Boost":- Which lets the processor increase its clockspeed whenever the workload on the CPU increases and none of the Core i3 CPUs have Turbo Boost.
"Cache":- The i3 (Ivy Bridge) processors have 3MB (except 4 Clarkdale processors which have 4MB) of cache all the Core i5s (except 4 Ivy Bridge processors which have 3MB and 6 Clarkedale which have 4MB), have 6MB of cache. The cache is like RAM for the processor but it is built into the processor chip. So this gives it (the CPU) access to the memory storage a lot quicker. Without a CPU memory cache and RAM the CPU would need to access the HDD which would be even slower.

Searched eBay.com.au for "i5 cpu" in "Computer components and parts" and had a myriad of choices.

You really need to decide on the CPU first then mobo and then components (small SSD for the O/S, graphics card and RAM) and lastly a PSU to power all your choices (you could even bung a cheap PSU in just to get the rig going, so long as you realise that it WILL fail down the line!)

Hope this helps

Edit:- Changed CPU listings to be accurate for world-wide purchasing as some markets did not get some CPU incarnations released as a new product (based entirely on the Ivy Bridge and Clarkdale Core i3 / i5)
Reference Intel 2105/03/22 from http://ark.intel.com/.
 

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A:Recovering Lifelong Memories from Windows Recovery-Wiped External Hard Drive

There are quite a few programs you could try, I have had most success with Recuva by Piriform, but recently this program was said to be excellent by a user,
http://www.ylcomputing.com/content/view/350/153/
Obviously it's worthwhile trying both of them.
 

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A:mini-ITX case suggestions

I am doing a second mini-itx and the case does not seem to be working. the first case is no longer available - I posted pics here - it was all acrylic/clear - over the long term, it turns out that the acrylic broke at the power-on button and where the power supply meets the back of the case.

You might want to look at some that are for video - they have a low, flat profile like a DVD player.

You can get one that will accommodate a pico-psu power supply. This is a laptop-style power supply, with a barrel connector to connect to the computer.

This connection needs to be figured out before ordering parts. The right pico-psu will connect right into the ATX power supply plug, just like the plug coming out of a regular ATX power supply. But the barrel connection needs to be supported by the case.
 

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http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopAPUDetail.aspx?id=105

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&

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A:Hardware Suggestions - 24x7 - Low Power Consumption Internet Connected PC

Hmm; Why is power consumption a hi priority issue - - are you running off a solar powered system or portable generator?
 

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What exactly is the Intel Devil's Canyon Bundle? From what I can tell it is not specific parts and can be any number of components. Everything else looks good though, just not sure about the bundle.
 

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A:Data recovery SD Card not accessible, says incorrect function showing unknown format

I think >>this thread<< could help you out . He seems to have the same problem.
 

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A:Dvd burner problems...any suggestions

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A:HDD beeping. What's the best data recovery option?

Likely thousands. Hopefully in the future you will make backups of important data.

If it was killed by the power outage, you can probably fix it yourself by purchasing the exact same drive on ebay or wherever and swap the PCB.
 

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A:Laptop recovery issue

Boot into Safe Mode (F8), that's where the option is located
 

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A:Suggestions for new gaming headset with microphone (for PC)

I would check this out: http://goo.gl/LO8f1Z.
 

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A:Suggestions to boost my PC

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A:Data Recovery Possible?

Hey Louis. We don't know how bad the drive is, but you can try putting the drive in a USB enclosure, formatting it, then install Puppy Linux on it, since apparently Puppy Linux doesn't require a lot of space and can also be run from RAM according to the Wikipedia link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Linux
 

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A:Mouse Suggestions

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A:Suggestions for new keyboard

So, you dont want a mechanical keyboard? Then just go with the Logitech K120. Dont pay anymore than like $20 for a membrane keyboard.
 

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A:Buy new server - suggestions needed

I would refer to this good article.

This seems like a pretty good server for your specifications: http://goo.gl/1rIcjH.
 

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A:ASUS Motherboard Suggestions for New Build

I dont think any LGA1366 have on-board VGA.
 

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A:Need suggestions for gaming computer parts

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A:Suggestions for a Gaming Laptop or PC?

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A:BIOS recovery

Have you told the shop that they installed the wrong BIOS?
 

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A:Need Suggestions about Graphic Card

What will the PC be used for, and what is your exact budget?
 

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A:Upgrade suggestions

You may want to edit this post a bit. Give us the core components. I don't think anyone will want to read this wall of text to figure all of that out.

Check out this thread It will tell you how we want the posts to be formatted when requesting assistance / advice.
 

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Up until days ago my laptop was working fine Then all of a sudden while transferring files to external hard drive it just froze and that was pretty much the end of it It got to the point where this would keep happening and I know help recovery Need data with it s not good but I ended up just forcing the computer to shut down by pressing the power Need help with data recovery button then the computer wouldn t even boot up I ended up just buying a new laptop btw the external hard drive from my old laptop works fine I bought a hard drive enclosure for the old hard drive from my old laptop to recover some data the hard drive shows up as LOCAL DISK on the new computer but it freezes up when I try to access it everything else on the new computer working fine and can t even eject it Whenever I try to do something with the old hard drive it just takes a long time or there s no response or it freezes It even prevents my new computer from booting up or shutting down Is it hopeless to retrieve some data from this drive or is it a lost cause Really appreciate any help Thanks nbsp

A:Need help with data recovery

The drive may have some sort of malware on it. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and run a custom scan on the drive. If it comes up clear, it may have errors. We will proceed from there after you have completed the scan. Best of luck.
 

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Hiya My friend is going abroad to study and will likely be away from home for a period of - years During this time my friend of course won t have a whole lot of cash to work with but will attempt to also find work while abroad I don t know my friends budget I m afraid but I m wanting "gaming" laptop $999 a under for Suggestions to aim for something below the average cost of a quot and or quot Macbook Pro I think that s like Both and will work for suggestions My friend does a lot of the standard office kind of work powerpoints document-pushing and just maybe the occasional spreadsheet Other than that my friend is a bit of a gamer liking to play Free To Play games like League of Legends However the possibility exists that my friend might take up Suggestions for a "gaming" laptop under $999 StarCraft as well On top of this there s the usual browsing of video-sharing and blog-posting websites To top it all off my friend also engages and will engage more in image and video-editing Thus it has to be a laptop and it has to be a decent one which can do a bit of everything Since this is to attempt to beat the steep pricing of a mac I d like for any suggestions to stay below However if it s a very good deal suggestions of above that are also welcome P S I m just doing this to help my friend but I m also helping my friend with many other things related to this But it s a bit much so I thought I d perhaps be able to crowd-source some help My friend however hasn t requested help at all so it s also a bit of a quot surprise quot Thank you nbsp

A:Suggestions for a "gaming" laptop under $999

MacBooks are not for gaming generally. The cheapest MBP only has Intel graphics, which are slow, heck it will play LoL and SC2 but at low settings. I would go with the Lenovo Y580: https://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary...-category-id=AC523278A4F13F27A84F5F5622D1AC7A
It has a GTX 660M which will play SC2 just fine. But unfortunately, most models have been sold out on Lenovos site, so there is only 1 left, and it doesnt have a 1080P screen like the others do. Plus no deals are going on now. I looked at other notebooks <$999 and they all had 1GB 650Ms, which are fine, but 1GB is pushing it nowadays.
 

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A:First build... suggestions?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133217
This is the case that I'm actually going to get, the one I have listed has an incompatibility with the motherboard.
 

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So just as I thought the problem was fixed, turns out I need a new mobo.
So I figured you guys would know best, I have my eye on the Asus Sabertooth Z77 but not sure.
Budget is about ?200 (£170/$260)

Specs:
Case - HAF 922
CPU - Intel i7-3770K
GPU - XFX Radeon HD7970
RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance
PSU - Corsair HX750
HD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB

One with HDMI support would be nice.

Whaddya think?
 

A:Motherboard suggestions for $260ish?

The Sabertooth is an excellent motherboard, and looks like it will suit your needs. As for HDMI, your GPU deals with display output, not the motherboard (although the Sabertooth does have one)
 

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my system configuration




suggestion FOR best grapic card and ram??
I have 500gb harddisk.
I use xfx gt 8500gt 500m 512mb ddr2.
but I change this pls help ..




 

A:Graphics card suggestions

You need more RAM before you do anything at all. A faster CPU would also help a lot.

A new graphics card isn't going to help you much in games - wht do you want to play?
 

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A:Suggestions for a mid-range laptop for Ā£400 max?

I believe its free to download from windows 8 to 7?
anyway for that price youd be looking at like an A8-4500M or an i5 as the cpu. The i5 is probably a little better for what basic things this laptop is for You might be looking for something like this.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire...OLE&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1357232041&sr=1-1

Im not really hip to Intel performance but that seems like it would be just fine to me. Although you might wanna try a different brand, because if you are expecting it to last 8 years like your last one Acers do NOT have the best build quality. Ive had one sitting here for about a year and its still in great condition but I havent really travelled with it. THe lid is sort of flimsy.

Just my 10 cents.
 

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A:Suggestions for a gaming PC for about $1,000

Hi Tom Niven, I suggest you have a look here at our TechSpot PC Buying guide http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/
The entry level rig would cost you around $800, but to get those frame rates(and since you have $200 left) you will have to upgrade the GPU and ram.

And going by the performance guide here http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page4.html, you should pick no lesser than the GTX 650Ti.
 

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Note: I'm only looking for something to be capable of playing some Browser like games such as World of tanks etc. for now. I'l upgrade the whole unit at later date from general computer to a gaming spec.
 

A:Upgrading from onboard, suggestions

So you know 32 bit operating system can only take advantage of 4gb ram maximum.

now for light games, I'd say a hd 6670 or gt 640 would be a good choice in my opinion. anything higher and you would have to upgrade your psu as well but you are going to upgrade anyway in the future as You say.
 

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A:2.5" HDD recovery

Nevermind, after hours upon hours of grueling testing and troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was a HDD for a mac/linux. I had to go into unbuntu and mess with Nautilus to be able to get the permissions to access the drives folders.
 

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A:Hard drive recovery and re-activate

Confirm the portable hard drive status in Disk Management like RAW, unrecognized etc. please.
Try Recuva from piriform to recover your hard drive data, if its recoverable. Ask for replacement from your manufacturer if its still in warranty period.

HOpe it helps!!a
 

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A:Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

Oh crap. Something like this happened recently to me when I had backed up some data to an USB thumb drive. It worked fine for awhile, then some weeks later, my PC just couldn't read it anymore (kept saying "disk in drive needs to be reformatted/etc"...and the properties for the drive also showed it as RAW format instead of FAT32 like it would have been usually).

I think the issue is drive corruption, which seems to be fairly common with external devices like USB drives, but odd in the case of an internal drive. The remedy for me was to try to access it from a different system, which was easy since being a USB stick I could try it elsewhere easily. If you can use another system to access the drive, preferably a Linux/Ubuntu based one; it is likely your best bet to recoup the data before its lost permanently. An external HDD kit would be ideal, and they are quite cheap also.


Hope this helps!
 

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A:Buying new laptop (need help/suggestions)

I would suggest an i3 which would normally come with around 3 or 4 gig ram and should have a good enough card in for them sort of games @ your price range

Also depends if you want new or not bothered if 2nd hand as long as good try cex if 2nd hand
 

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LAPTOP: Alienware Area-51® m7700
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 670 Desktop Processor w/ HT Technology 3.8GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB
Memory: 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB / 2 x 1024MB
Hard Drive: 100GB 7,200 RPM
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
Monitor: 17" WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 LCD Display
Sound Card: Intel® 7.1 High-Definition Audio
Mouse: USB Logitech® G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
 

A:Upgrade suggestions for Alienware Area-51 m7700

Not much point upgrading, that's quite an old machine. You're better off saving up and building a new system.
 

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A:Hardware suggestions sought

Good luck with that graphics card ... ? :S
 

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A:Fan setup suggestions for the HAF 922

Lol, lovely username Tom.

I don't think you're going to get the case as quiet as I know you'd like, but as I've said before, maybe your best option is a fan controller, so you can turn down the noise when your working and then increase the fans for when your gaming to provide additional cooling performance.

If a controller isn't an option, I'd probably pip for Noctua NF-S12B FLX Ultra Quiet 120mm fans (one in top, one in side and one in the rear -- all as exhaust) as 60CFM @ 18dB is about the best you'll get for "silent" fans. Not cheap though, but will last years and years.

Combined with the intake fan at the front of the case and the other three all running as exhaust will cause the case to run negative air pressure, which is exactly how I ran my HAF 912+ -- The downside is the case will get dusty inside faster, but it will suck out heat much faster and run the computer cooler in my experience.
 

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A:Looking for solid suggestions for new wireless router

I have always used and recommended Netgear routers and switches - - never been disappointed with their equipment.
 

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Hello everyone I m upgrading my CPU and motherboard and by extension RAM since it s DDR and I want some input on whether or not I should spend some cash and go with a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge system or a Phenom II or Bulldozer one Obviously the Phenom II system would work out cheaper and I like cheaper But I m wondering if that need a long suggestions some Upgrading please after time; very by not opting for the latest-and-greatest Intel chip would I be looking at an upgrade sooner rather than later down the road Any and all suggestions and or input are welcomed my location and current system specs are in my signature so please keep those in mind when suggesting anything I d prefer buying locally since most of the popular components are easily available via retail but I wouldn t mind ordering online if the price is right although with shipping rates the way they are I can t imagine that happening anytime soon nbsp

A:Upgrading after a very long time; need some suggestions please

Hi Rage.

Honestly speaking, I find that the choice of CPU, whether AMD or Intel, should not warrant that you look at an upgrade too soon. I have been using the Phenom II X3 720 for three years now and still it performs really well for most purposes.

Now benchmarks do reveal that the Intel (Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge) are far superior to their AMD (Bulldozer / Phenom II) counterparts. Consider the i5 3570k (the CPU you incidentally suggested for my new build). It costs around $229 which is 20% more as compared to AMD's flagship FX 8150. Although the AMD has 8 cores it is outperformed by the quad core Intel by around 40% (and above) in most benchmarks. In games, the 3570K stock outperforms an overclocked 8150 by approx. 30%.

The above, however, are just numbers. For most everyday tasks you should be fine with either CPU. If gaming at 1920x1080, your GPU will likely be the most limiting factor as neither CPU will cause any bottlenecks.

My opnion is that you finalise your budget. If you see that the Ivy Bridge can be comfortably accomodated go for it. Else I'm sure that the AMD will not disappoint.

One thing of note is that the Phenom IIs have generally benched better than the Bulldozers. That makes me sad as expectations from AMD were much higher.
 

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A:My final build on rig, any suggestions?

nukedukem said:





My main concern is the RAM is P67 and the Motherboard is Z77. I take it this is compatible. Also would like to cut out the Cooler but if its drastically quieter then I don't mind the 30 dollars extra.Click to expand...

Everything looks good to me. About the P67 labeling, you shouldn't concern yourself to much. The P67 label on RAM is more of a marketing scheme than anything. If you are highly worried about the quality of your RAM pick, you should purchase from the motherboard's quality Vendor list for RAM.
 

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A:$1,500 gaming rig suggestions

I'm thinking along these lines.
Motherboard with a Z77 Chipset and a i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge CPU.
Add about 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory and a SSD drive for booting.
 

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So my Corsair GT 120 GB SSD finally arrived today. Intend to plug it into my new rig and do a clean install of WIndows 7.

However, I'm confused as to what to do after. There seems to be a great deal of contradicting information regarding posy-installation tweaks. Should I:

1. Turn off Hibernation File?
2. Short stroke the SSD Drive by 25%?
3. Turn off paging file?
4. Turn off system protection?
5. Turn off drive indexing?

Keep in mind that I will be plugging in my current 1TB HDD for storage purposes after I install the SSD.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Suggestions on SSD tweaks

Ritwik7 said:





So my Corsair GT 120 GB SSD finally arrived today. Intend to plug it into my new rig and do a clean install of WIndows 7.
However, I'm confused as to what to do after. There seems to be a great deal of contradicting information regarding posy-installation tweaks. Should I:
1. Turn off Hibernation File?Click to expand...

Yes. An SSD loads fast enough that you don't really need to waste the space keeping the hibernation file




Ritwik7 said:





2. Short stroke the SSD Drive by 25%?Click to expand...

No. Current generation SSD's have wear levelling built in. I doubt you'd gain any additional capacity via over-provisioning




Ritwik7 said:





3. Turn off paging file?Click to expand...

Yes and No. 8GB RAM should be enough to allow you to turn off the page file and grab back some SSD capacity, but if you use RAM intensive programs (video editing, Photoshop etc.) that max out RAM usage then the answer is no. Run the most RAM intensive programs you have- if you don't come close to maxing the RAM then you can turn off the page file.




Ritwik7 said:





4. Turn off system protection?Click to expand...

Yes. System Restore tends to interfere with TRIM operations




Ritwik7 said:





5. Turn off drive indexing?Click to expand...

Yes. Drive indexing is primarily for mechanical harddrives where lowering seek/access time is quite advantageous. SSD's are near as quick as it gets, so drive indexing for them is useless.

You might also want to
-disable Prefetch and Superfetch,
-enable high performance power option
-disable the Recycle Bin
 

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A:New build/upgrades suggestions

As an upgrade, you still have a few options using the core components.
Firstly, a PCI-E3.0 motherboard isn't necessary- you're only going to notice a difference between 2.0 and 3.0 using a heavily bandwidth constrained card -likely a dual GPU (GTX 690, HD 6990, HD 7990). What might be of more interest is SATA 6GB or USB 3.0 depending on what kind of upgraded storage options you're looking at, if any.
For a budget upgrade I'd maybe recommend swapping out the C2D for a C2Quad (QX9450/Q9500/Q9505/Q9550/Q or QX9650), adding the HD 7870 -a solid choice, and maybe an SSD if you use any productivity apps. The quad (esp. a 12MB cache version) will still give you a reasonable performance lift -more so if you can OC to the 3.6-3.8GHz range.

If you're looking at transitioning to Ivy Bridge, then work out a budget all the core components (CPU, board and RAM), graphics card. You can reuse the CPU cooler, storage, chassis, PSU and peripherals, so they become only a secondary consideration.
 

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I over-clocked a old celeron D 2.6GHz. after I over-clocked it the computer runs but wouldn't boot. tried clearing CMOS, disconnected the power from wall, PSU... nothing ever replaced RAM and CPU.
 

A:Overclocking Celeron D processor became dud, suggestions to the problem?

Just to make sure...killing the power to it for a few seconds won't clear the CMOS if there is a battery on the motherboard. If there's not a jumper to clear the CMOS then try unplugging it, taking the battery out for a few minutes then putting it all back together.
 

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Hi,

I would like to build a new pc but I haven't the time to do all the research that I did last time in order to put together a well-suited machine...so I thought I'd lean and glean here.

I am mainly building it to run Creative Suite for PS, ID and AI. Mirrored storage a must. I'm not sure who is winning the Intel vs AMD battle so enlighten me. Any and all suggestions welcome!

Also, can you recommend a good set-up for a new laptop for the same purpose as well?

I do not game at all...okay once in a blue moon...but not a necessity!

Thanks,

Timothy
 

A:Need suggestions for a new PC build (Creative Suite-ready)

Most important thing, what's your budget?
Also is this a new system from scratch or do you have any parts which you are looking to reuse?
 

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hey , i nid help wat shuld i do to increase fps in game(League Of Legends)my highest fps is only 21fps ...
- Operating System : Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
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- Memory : 1024MB RAM
-Graphic Card :intel(R) Express Chipset Family
pls reply , ty ..
 

A:Suggestions to increase my PC's performance (increase fps)

First thing I would suggest is a new system, anything with a P4 in it needs to be upgraded to a new platform.
Second thing I would suggest is a dedicated graphics card, if you are using the machine for gaming.

System Requirements




Minimum System Requirements

2 GHz processor
1 GB RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users will want 2 GB of RAM or more)
2 GB available hard disk space
Shader version 2.0 capable video card
Support for DirectX v9.0c or better
Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (Mac OS and Linux are currently not supported)
Recommended System Requirements

3 GHz processor
2 GB of RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users will want 4 GB of RAM or more)
6 GB available hard disk space
GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB+ Video Memory(VRAM))
Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
Windows XP with the latest service pack installed, Windows Vista with the latest service pack installed, or Windows 7 (Mac OS and Linux are currently not supported)
The latest update to .NET Framework from Microsoft
Click to expand...

Why are you using Windows 7 Enterprise?
 

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A:Advice & suggestions on first build under $3k budget

direct quote from member lehpron from the EVGA forums, sorry its huge but this sums up why I chose the type of mobo, GPU and CPU. but of course still subject to change

"Most modern games are threaded for between 2-4 cores, and it has been a slow progress adoption since quads have been around for six years, duals for eight years. meaning, a 6-core won't make a difference today. New games take 2-3 years to make from the ground up, so in that time, it will make a quad that much more important. Only get the 6-core for your professional work, not for gaming.

3770K is a 22nm quad and half the die area (thus half the actual power and thermals if set at the same frequency) as 32nm i7-3900's 6-cores; mathematically, they should overclock better, but Intel differed from tradition of soddering the CPU die to the IHS (integrated heat spreader) by using a thermal grease with Ivy Bridge which tends to artificially raise temperaturess. This prevents anyone from really being able to push it except for those using cryogenics; so in the end, all Sandy and Ivy processors reach a max of approx 5GHz regardless of number of cores.

So it all comes down to the board really; X79 can support up to 4-way SLI (in quad x8, or a pair of full x16) configs while Z77 is limited to just dual x8's. If you're serious about longitivity in terms of having the room for future graphics cards and not change the board (which definitely need more bandwidth than current), then X79 is the only option. For CPU, either get quad 3820 or 6-core 3930K depending on how often your professional uses need 12-threads or not.

BTW, as for the GTX670's, get the 4GB card. We'll soon see a new standard for mainstream monitors that used to be the reign of medicial professionals, their total single display res equals to a modern multi-display setup. So if you intend on at least one in the next two years and not upgrading graphics for it, then you should plan ahead with a 4GB model and get 3-way SLI by then to compensate.

TBGAPowa

Really looking for longevity and durability I chose a gtx 670 in hopes of being able to run graphic intensive art programs and gaming on high settings for at least two years before upgrade/new build.
This part will require an edit for realism.

In two years, a pair of GTX670 will have the performance equivalency of a future mainstream card (I.e. "GTS850" )and unable to run those games appearing then at high details without having the frame rates dip whatever is high-end at time. So either plan to get into 3-way or 4-way SLI (meaning you need to get a 4-way capable board in the first place, I.e. X79), think about upgrading your graphics card much earlier than two years, or settle for less visuals as times passes especially if you plan a higher resolution monitor someday. Most games are GPU-intensive, so if your resolution doubles the pixels, you cut your frame rates in half.

The only way you can truly have longivity is if your expectation is much lower than what is available for purchase. If you want max detail at smooth rates, then that is only possible today, it isn't possible next year with this year's configuration running next year's games. Just so you know, many folks on enthusiast websites like these upgrade often as a hobby, they choose to keep up with technology in order to maintain their preference level in every new game; I personally see it as a hassle. So you have to decide your upgrade tendencies beforehand and plan ahead, beyond this upcoming build. "

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=1650704&mpage=1#1650704
 

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A:GTX 670, Radeon HD 7950 (open to suggestions)

MOBO: Your Motherboard has 1x PCIE 2.0 slot. So you are good for upgrading.
PSU: A quality PSU of about 550W or greater will power a single GTX 670 or HD 7950.

Is your new PSU included in the budget of $500?





Can anyone explain the difference between the same GPU but different manufacturer (Asus card costing more than the MSI one)?Click to expand...

Usually the difference between cards are small. Some will have better cooling or one may be OC'd while the other isn't. Or some may have dual bios capabilities. I remember my old HD 6950's from sapphire had the ability to be unlocked to 6970's. All in all, it really just depends on what you want. The cards are all going to perform generally the same. If it was me, id go for the cheaper one.

Here is a article about the diffirent HD 7950's available. Maybe it will add a little more clarity to what I was explaining.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-review-benchmark,3207-14.html

If I remember correctly, the GTX 670 out performed the 7950 in most cases. But, then again. The 7950 can OC quite a deal to make it perform much like a 7970. See what others have to say, I hope I was able to help a bit.
 

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Specifications

Processor: Intel Celeron Dual core 2.10 GHZ
Video Card: Sis mirage graphics 3
Operating System: Windows 7
Service Pack: service pack 1
Sound Card: Realtek
Direct X: Direct X 11
HDD: 250GB
RAM: 2GB

And i downloaded HON and LOL and it was so lag so what do i need to upgrade here? please HELP
 

A:I would like upgrade suggestions

Gosh, you might want to try keeping your questions to one thread, and being succinct and clear about what your question is. I've just come across three threads with varying levels of clarity on what your actual question is. Are you looking to upgrade these current components? Have you already upgraded something and it isn't working as expected?

The specs you have listed will struggle with many modern games. You are looking at more than just a video card upgrade, I would imagine, but again, I'm not sure what you are asking exactly.
 

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Would like to go no higher then 300$

Thanks in Advance.
 

A:Good mid-range to high-end Intel LGA 1155 motherboard suggestions

The best board I've used thus far -a combination of stability, feature set, ease of use and overclock ability would be the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen 3. It features a PLX bridge chip which allows use of virtually all features concurrently ( the third PCIe x16 @ x4 isn't downgraded to x1 for instance if you use most/all of the SATA 6Gb/USB3.0 ports).
If you don't need a full-size board then the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 at around $180 might make some appeal. Both these boards have no facility for video-out (no onboard HDMI, DP, DVI, D-Sub) - not a great concern for most people looking at Z68 boards.

Word of warning: Z77 boards are reportedly due for release on 8th April. While they will offer very little (if anything) over Z68 boards, it will mean that Z68 board prices will take a nosedive. My advice if you need a board right now and want to save some cash, would be to pick up a functional and well regarded cheap board such as the P8Z68-V/G3 (which still a very nice board) and maybe look to replace it with one of the top-end boards which will surely drop in price. It does mean that you would have the hassle of finding a buyer for a board, but on the plus side you may find yourself happy with the P8Z68-V.

You'll notice that all the selections are Asus based products. Asus -at least for Z68, seems to be putting out the best boards overall. Some other vendors are having QC problems. Gigabyte, which are normally my first choice in mobo making, have some infuriating reboot loop issues with some boards that still remains even with the latest BIOS updates.
 

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A:Triple monitor gaming suggestions?

first of all it would help if you gave us your complete system specs.
gaming on 3 monitors will need a pretty powerful graphics card.
 

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A:Suggestions on a router...

I am partial to netgear & dlink; Others prefer Linksys - - it really doesn't matter too much
unless you get into custom settings and management.
 

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A:PC upgrade suggestions, working with $800

Maybe it doesn't improve FPS very much but you should grab an SSD drive for OS, programs and games. I think it's recommended for highest of high settings for BF3 to have 2GB of memory on the graphics card, not sure.
 

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A:Can't do complete system recovery, but I know the image is still there

You can buy or borrow an external USB CD/DVD drive, to do the job for you
 

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I realise to replace all of these would be quite expensive so am wondering whether it is worth just buying a new laptop?
 

A:Worth replacing the hard drive, battery and buying recovery disks?

We need more information to comment.
There are at least 7 levels of Lenovo laptop... Is this a T-series... or just what is it? model and type.
In general, Lenovo laptops are among the most reliable...
This is not a good time to buy hard drives, due to the market over-adjusting to the hard drive factories under water in Thailand.
Batteries, good ones, can be found for $35 to $45
But you can get a 90 GB SATA hard drive for $90 or less.
Tell us the hard drive brand and size, the amount of memory installed.
All in all, we can rebuild a decent Lenovo for $140... and that is a lot less expensive than a new laptop. But a shop would have to charge you $205 or more.
A cheap laptop might cost you $500 to $600, but a good laptop could cost you $1200 to $1800. For long term reliability, I would want to invest at least $1000 to $1500

Tell us more so we can best advise you.
 

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? Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case ?
? COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ... ?
? EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
? ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ? ???
? HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ?
? Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ... ?
? CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
-Tell me if you see any problems from compatibility or you just think i should use a cheaper and/or better part.
Thank You
 

A:Any suggestions/help on my new build would be appreciated

You can surely step down your power supply. I like the Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Why exactly do you choose the i7-2600? AFAIK the i7-2600k is just about the same price. Not only that but if this is a gaming system, a 2500k would be fine.
I like other graphics cards, but that's not to say the one you picked is bad.
 

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A:I need suggestions on a new Antec 300 build

Buckshot420 said:





Hi Guys! I am going to do a build over the winter months and have decided on an Antec 300 (got one for $34.99 after mail in rebate). I am not an extreme gamer but I do play on the 360 and would like to play certain titles that were meant to be played on a PC (mainly Skyrim and Diablo 3 when it comes out). I also dabble in music production as a hobby so I also might do a dual OS install so I can use XP with my music production software (way more stable). Other than that it will be used for typical uses and software i.e.: MS Office, Multitaksing, maintaining a website (I need dual dvi monitor support) etc.. I am pretty mindset on the Intel i5 2500 or 2500k and am leaning towards the ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 LGA ATX board. I'd like to complete the build for around $600-800 (price is without monitor and other peripherals) if possible. I told myself I will never buy a box store computer ever again. What are your opinions on what I should do/buy next? I am in no hurry to complete this build and I know some hardware might be had on the cheap around the holidays. I want to do this right the first time!
-Buckshot

edit: If there end up being budget restraints I will add the GPU at a later time and use the 2500K onboard graphics as a temp.Click to expand...

How about those:

CPU

HDD

Memory

Motherboard

Power Supply

DVD Drive

Video Card

All that $827.94. Didn't count your Antec 300 and rebates though! Of course, this list is for reference only and you should try to tweak it to match your budget. This is just to give you an idea of what you should be aiming for. There are a ton of review here at TS, read 'em and purchase the best.

If you ain't in a hurry to build, I'd wait until next year because prices will really fall and I believe intel will be introducing some better CPUs.
 

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Btw: my budget is around 150 dollars
 

A:Getting a new keyboard. Suggestions please. :D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114014.
If you want something more professional looking (AKA boring ) then:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126194
 

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...any leads would be appreciated,
Many thanks,

 

A:Broken CD - data recovery - any chance?

I've never looked into this before. I'd imagine there isn't much that can be done. CDs and DVDs have a short life in data storage terms and really should not be relied on as a permanent storage media for important data. There seem to be a few companies out there that offer data recovery from damaged CDs, but this is usually from scratched rather than broken into pieces disks.
 

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Games i play:
Battlefield 3
Skyrim
and mostly new games.

Spec:
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-790xta-UD4
Graphic interface - 2x Radeon HD 5770
Memory - 4 gb DDR3 (1333 MHz i think)
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 945
CPU Speed - 3013,4 MHz
Power Supply Make/Model - Corsair TX850W
Watt output/Amperage - +12V 70A 850W

I'm not so satisfied with my 2x Radeon HD 5770 so I'm thinking about changing them to a 6870 or 6950. also considering getting 8 gb in total.
My budget is about 350$.

I'm looking forward to hear your suggestions.
 

A:Suggestions on what to upgrade in my computer

$350 isn't really enough for both dual cards and more memory, i would spend $450 and get atleast dual 6870's and ram and also put in a new X6 proccessor
 

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A:BIOS recovery of Dell Inspiron 1564

Take a look at this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/del.../468217-how-blind-flash-dell-1564-urgent.html
 

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Wonder if anyone can give some advice.
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but do not have a motherboard for it ...

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that also supports DDR3 (1333) 8GB or max... which also might be use
to play games on it (when graphic card ought of course)

Any ideas ?!
 

A:LGA 775 Duo 2 Core E4600 / suggestions!

What is your budget and what resolution will you be gaming at?
 

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A:Gaming build looking for upgrade suggestions

I think you are on the right track for increasing gaming performance Blk, The 6950 scales beautifully. In most cases 80- 100%. The 600w PSU is going to be pushing it, a 750w is more in order and the HX series you listed is excellent. Your x 4 965 is not going to be a limiting factor at all. good luck with the upgrade
 

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Suggestions on a Good Router, just looking for any general advice from experience!

Will have following devices on the relevant network.

1 Windows 2008 SRV
1 Web Server PC for Demo Sites
1 FTP Server PC
11 Desktops PC'S Wired (running XP Pro SP3 or Win7 Pro) using internet for an array of different reasons
1 Wireless Laptop
Several wireless Smart Phones.

Things I would like the router to have:

Gigabyte connection ports
MAC address filtering for wireless
NAT\Firewall settings to only allow certain static Public IP'S

If you need any more info then please ask...

Thanks, David
 

A:Suggestions on a good router for following enviroment

I would suggest getting a wireless-n router such as a Cisco/Linksys for less thab <$100 and a gigabit switch.. Most router/switch combinations do not have that many ports.

Router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124414
16 port Switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833129035
24 port Switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833129021

On this router (much like any linksys) you can open up certain ports and direct them to certain static ip's
So you can for example direct all traffic on port 80 (http) to 192.168.1.X (or whatever)
 

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Code:

Component Model Price ($)
CPU Intel Core? i5-2500K: $195
CPU Cooler Corsair A70 CPU Cooler $38
Motherboard ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z: $165
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Graphics 2 x 1GB MSI Hawk GTX 460 $260
Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB $55
Case Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black $60
Power Seasonic X750 Gold $130
Optical ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18
OS Windows 7 Ultimate $15
Total Price $986

I fully intend to OC the CPU/GPU. For this build, I intend to upgrade in about 12-18 months and reuse at least the power supply and case. These is also $80 worth of rebates to be redeemed on this build. So, if I get those, I can spend it on a SSD. Windows 7 Ultimate is student price.
 

A:Comments/suggestions on my build

Would opt for maybe a single HD 6950 now and add a second in the future.
 

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A:Have a GTX 460 1GB... upgrade suggestions... (SLI or ?)

either way you would have around the same performance but the gtx 580 will still be viable as a gaming card for a while it can max any game at 1920x1080 which i presume you are playing at. IMO just save your money and buy a new card when they come out. I am playing BF3 with a gtx 470 OC beyond 480 speeds and my brother plays with a gtx 280 and has not had any problems.
 

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A:Upgrading my system need suggestions and ideas

The only thing I see that you would want to do is upgrading your video card. What is your budget?
 

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A:First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions?

for those parts above a 650w power supply will be ample but i would firstly advice more then one stick of memory so it will be faster, if you buy 2 (or 4 or 8 ect) sticks of memory it will run in dual mode and if you buy 3 (or 6) it will run in tripple channel
Your graphics card isn't crossfire, it only says crossfire ready so when you buy a second one it will work in crossfire.

I would advice looking at intel socket 1155 instead of amd
 

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A:Suggestions & upgrade help wanted!

Can you say approximately what's your budget? Also you will need to use 64bit windows so that your windows could recognize 4gigs of ram. As you can see it only recognizes 3.3gigs of ram. Download piriform speccy and post all your hardware here again please.
 

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A:File recovery

Thanks Rick I will try what you suggested. If it is what you suspect I'll let him know. I was looking around and found a program from CGSecurity called "TESTDISK". Due you think it might be worth a shot running this?
 

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I was looking for a little advice please. I brought the Packard Bell iextreme M5722 around 18 months ago.

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Here are my system specs;

Packard Bell ixtreme M5722
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 @2.50GHz 2.50GHz
Ram:6.00GB
64-Bit OS
Windows 7 Home Premium
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Also, the upgrades I need how do I make sure they will go into my machine??

I do have some pictures but unfortunatly i need 5 posts
 

A:Suggestions on Ā£300-Ā£400 upgrade for improved Flight Sim performance

I really don't know what you're expecting from FS 2004. The game's requirements are very low in the first place. In fact, it can be run easily from some integrated graphics platforms. No matter what system you run it on, you won't ever think you're watching footage from "Top Gun".

It is actually intended to be a pilot training aid, more so than an action game. Presumably it's single threaded, since it's from the P-4 era.

M$ Flight Simulator "X", has much higher requirements, and along with them, better graphics. However, people complain about, "low FPS" with that game, even in very high powered computers.

Your graphics card is weak. It's not much better than integrated graphics. If you want to make an overall big improvement in your machine, I's suggest you replace the video card with a GT-460 or better. This being dependent on what's on sale at the moment, and how far you plan to take your gaming.

If you want a more exiting aircraft based game, I'd suggest you investigate other more combat oriented games. I think there are extension packages for FS-2004 & FS "X", which will give you more aircraft, but I don't know if they enhance the, "playability".
 

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Thanks!
 

A:Building a gaming PC from scratch. Any suggestions?

Well, whats your system spec's as of now and a budget you have for upgrading.
 

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A:New build upgrade. Suggestions?

My desktop is almost completely identical to your build and I can say that it works great with all my games/programs thus far.

The only differences are that I have the Cooler Master HAF 932 Case, Corsair Vengance RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6870.

The only thing I'd suggest/question is a different CPU. I'm curious as to why you didn't pick a Sandy Bridge CPU, or at least why the i7 950.

Personally, if I could go back and rebuild my computer I'd have definitely changed the CPU to something else (didn't know too much back then + Sandy Bridge weren't out yet, and I wasn't willing to wait XD). Considering the i7 950 doesn't use the Turbo Boost as well as say the i7-875k, nor does it tend to be a favourite for gaming. Although that depends... what are you using the computer for?

Just a thought, hope any of my comments help!
 

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Ghost for DOS is wonderful in that it is not only fast but it certainly is able to back up Windows without Windows running.

Any similar alternatives or advice is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

A:Backing up a SSD under AHCI - suggestions?

I actually fail to understand where the modus operandi of a HDD would affect the computers ability to load DOS.

In fact, Windows 7, (+ Vista), will run ACHI natively, without 3rd party drivers.

I would point out that the same file systems, (FAT 32, & NTFS), are used with any HDD, running in any mode

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A:New graphics card suggestions?

6750 or 5750.
Whatever's cheaper, though given the same price (as is likely the case), the 6750.
 

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A:Data recovery

Welcome to Techspot!

Seriously, I had a little too much coffee today, so don't take serious about #1 and 2, since I could be able to help ya out with my similar experience.

The few other options you could considers:

1. Gripes, cries, bawl all you wants over a 40 gig hard drive. When you're done, consider your lesson learned about backing up your datas to external hard drive, or using the compact discs/media cards in timely basis. Now when you learned your lesson, buy the new drive and moves on.

2. Considers the expensive option by establishing the communication with the data recovery experts in company, and expect your wallet prepping for the long flights with your credit cards. You should expects a few digits of hundred, or probably thousands to recover a part of your valuable datas.

3. Considers the cheaper option by ordering a same I/O board for your hard drive, it's very good chance that one part of your logic board blew after surpassing the hours of operation. It should set you back about 50 bucks or less, and the reliable source to find it is at ebay.
You can type your information of your hard drive here, and I can help you to find the appropriate logic board to give your hard drive another try to recover your datas.

Also, If you have camera and know how to use Marco setting, this would be very helpful to support your thread

First thing to do is to list your spec, by looking at this similar label, you will need to type Model; and numbers/letters under the three barcodes. Take a look at this picture for reference.

The next thing is to find the logic board matching to your hard drive. Look for the white label on the bar of IDE plug bottom, it need to match with your HDD label revisions, and the final thing is to match your chip with your old/broken logic chip. Take a look at here.

Good luck man and looking forward to help ya out.
 

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A:Hard drive suggestions for new system?

I recommend Seagate brands
check http://www.seagate.com
 

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A:Suggestions for AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual-core 4800+ upgrade

37 views and nobody has any suggestions to any of the questions? come on techspot users...be brave!
 

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Amazon.com: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270: Electronics Amazon.com: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270: Electronics

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A:New sound card and headset suggestions

I doubt you're missing out much.
I've also heard that Creative is not being nice with their drivers.

IMO Asus Xonar Essence STX.
 

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I would like to play games like Starcraft 2, Counterstrike, TF2, CoD, etc. on the go at Medium Settings and a playable FPS.
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My friend was talking about the E350 AMD Processor?

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A:Gaming/editing laptop suggestions?

Bang for Buck

You won't get much better power for what you want to do, and value for your dollar, than this Inspiron 15R @ $999

http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-15r-n5110/pd?oc=u510316au&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110#TechSpec

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A:Need help disassembling a USB external HD + data recovery

Your link looks sufficient. I've got 4 external enclosures hooked up to several computers. The principle is the same in them all. If your enclosure is like the one shown then it is real simple. Ignore all the wires plugged into the green PCB because you don't need to disconnect any of them. Once you get to the point where you can see the drive itself, you may need to remove 4 screws from the bottom (also shown in your link). Then the drive will slide out a few millimeters away from the PCB and can be lifted out.
 

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A:Would anyone like to give suggestions on a new video card?

Yes, I'd be a little concerned with that powersupply, but I think it should be fine.
 

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