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CPU for a non-gaming system

Q: CPU for a non-gaming system

Hello, and thank you in advance.

I'm building a computer for my Dad, and need help choosing the CPU/motherboard. He will only use it for internet browsing, email, youtube, office etc. No gaming whatsoever.

I'm assuming a CPU with built in graphics is best. I've only built higher end gaming machines, and know very little about integrated graphics.

So my question is, what is the best cpu/motherboard combo that isn't overkill for a simple system like this?

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A: CPU for a non-gaming system

I will assume there are no CPU intensive application. And with the assumption make a statement that there are no PC configurations today that will not suffice for these needs.

Anything with dual cores or more should be fine for these needs. If this wasn't the case, people wouldn't be buying tablets for the same purposes.
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A:BSOD, system stalls, and system reboots during gaming

I can find very little info pertaining to the system crashes/BSODs.Crash dumps are apparently not being created: The reason is not clear, as the system settings are configured to record and save the dumps. It will therefore be necessary for you to record and post details that you see on-screen of the BSOD error messages.Please disable "automatic restart on system failure":How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7When the system crashes, it will not re-start: Instead, you will see a BSOD with error message.
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A:Gaming system

You forgot the most important thing ... budget
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A:My first gaming system

Why only 2gb of ram? Looks like you're creating the ultimate gaming machine.

Ultra is not the best of brands for a PSU. I'd go with a Thermaltake, PC Power & Cooling, or Seasonic.

Also make sure there are 64-bit drivers available for all the components.

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A:Gaming System

The dual core is worth it but you're looking at the wrong processor unless your motherboard doesn't support the newest Intel processors. You should be looking at the Intel Core 2 Duo's. They are much faster then the Pentium D's and run a lot cooler.

What motherboard do you have, or do you plan on changing it? And what do you currently have for a computer now?
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A:What do you think of my new gaming system?

tommo020788 said:

I already own all other needed components, as well as two NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO PCI-E graphics cards.Click to expand...

Considering its going to be an i7 rig, even 2 7900GT's wouldnt be able to effectively keep up, sadly due to this era of Graphics cards changing to directx11, it is very hard to find a nice GPU that fits perfectly with peoples wallets.
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A:New Gaming System

No obvious issues that I can see.
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A:New Gaming System Help

I would get a least a gig of brand name ram if you're going to be gaming a bit. If you're a heavy gamer, at least 1.5gb of it.
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A:Building a gaming system for $800... help!

You could go either the Intel or the AMD route, and there will be people who will suggest you go in different suggestions. Currently the newest Intel CPUs (the core 2 duo lineup) is the best CPU on the market in just about every way.

However, with AMDs price drops they are still is competitive and sometimes the better choice at the low budget level.

The choices you have listed above are... all over the place and incompatible with each other!! lol. You have AGP cards, PCI-e cards, socket 939 boards, AM2 boards...

Here (in my opinion) is the first thing we need to know before anyone can help. You said:

I want to build a computer that will alow me to play multiple games and do my homework at the same time.Click to expand...

What exactly do you want to be able to do? When you say gaming, what are the names of the games you play? Are we talking some online flash based smurf game, or first person shooters? This will greatly change your system if you need a gaming graphics card for today's newer games. What software do you use for your homework?
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A:Budget gaming system

From what I can tell you should be able to run Crysis on high. Im running a system with similar specs than that and have maxed out the graphics on Cyrsis and still ran at a very playable frame rate.
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Will you run them fine ? yes

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A:Building a gaming system


Well for one, never get a gigabyte motherboard. jus so ya know.....

Heres my system, it scored a 6202 on 3dmark03 v330. not to shabby if i say so myself.

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A:Is this system upgrade is well for gaming?

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A:Best AV solution for a gaming system

I trust multiple online AV review sites. Norton rates low a majority of the time for one thing or another.

Not being a Norton user I can't tell you what currently annoys me about their product.

There are many free alternatives that work just as well or in many cases better
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A:Help: system crashes when gaming

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response:

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
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A:Is this a good gaming system?

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A:System Crashes when Gaming

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A:Building a new Xtreme gaming system. Need a lil help

Blumey, extreme yes! Thibk its safe to say that should keep you going for the forseeable at least.
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A:Advice Need on System and Cooling for First Gaming PC

. Should I get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Cpu fan or is it unnecessary or insufficient?Click to expand...

Yes. If you intend to game and or overclock, the stock intel hsf is marginal at best. The coolermaster 212 does a very good job of cooling AND it is not all that expensive.

Do I need to (or should I) spend more money on my motherboard or is it good enough as it stands> If so what motherboard should I get?
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It is a mid-level board. If you do not intend to overclock, then it should be ok. If you do intend to overclock, I would go with an asus pro board. You get better VRs, better northbridge cooling, etc with the higher end asus boards.

Is the Hard Drive I have chosen a good choice or should I opt for a different one?
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A:System configuration for mid-budget gaming pc

Hi Indrashis95. Welcome to Techspot.

With a budget of around 30K INR you'll have to make do with an AMD dual or triple core system.

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A:System is freezing, while av-scanning or gaming

check there's enough power from your PSU to power everything.

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A:First time building gaming system

Hi Nate,
That will be capable of some great OC'ing. A couple of suggestions.
1) For the same or less $ you can get 2x 6870's. I highly recommend the ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP cards though. I have 2 of my 4x 5850 system are the ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP cards and they are the best version out there IMO.
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3) I would get into the 750W/60A PSU area with an overclocked CPU and 2x 5850's OC'ed. They will be using 200-225 W each by themselves.
The triple channel 'kit' is what you want for that board. A high end gamer like this here can benefit from 8GB's of ram, so you might want to consider getting another 6GB kit while prices are low if you can swing it.
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Please provide this info even though you're not experiencing BSOD's - the reports will help us out:
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I got a Dell Vostro 410 Tower but upgraded a lot on mine but there are other Small & Medium Business > Desktops > Vostro's
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A:Building a new Xtreme gaming system. Need a lil help

It seems to be overkill to me!

Your looking at four to five thousand when all is said and finished. Make it two thousand and then upgrade your system in two years!

If you wait a couple months the 45 nm mid range quad cores will be out! Or you could simply go with the Quad Core 6600 and overclock it to 3 ghz no sweat. It will easily burn through all games at least for the next two years until you upgrade!

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A:Costing budget gaming system in UK

god that's so close to what I'm upgrading to its unbelievable.
You know more than me, but that looks like a good system...can you tell me where you're getting that PSU from? - oh I see, from

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Where is the Power Supply located in that case ? Is it getting hot ?
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A:BSOD/system freeze mainly while gaming

Quote: Originally Posted by mulethumper

Problem mainly began after world of tanks 9.6 update. Reinstalled game no change. Reinstalled windows on formatted SSD, updated all drivers, checked all memory, SSD, video cards, power supplies, peripherals etc...all checked good. Stress tested system, no temp issues or power issues using using CUPID/GPU-Z/FurMark/ etc does not crash doing any benchmark or stress test.

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All BSOD's have been the same

Hi mulethumper,

Welcome to the Seven Forums! We will try help as best we can!

Please follow the steps below:
Go to: Start > Type: msconfig.exe - Press Enter
Go to the tab 'Boot'
Bottom of the window there are check-boxes, tick the one called 'Boot log'
Press Apply/OK
Shutdown the PC
Wait 10 seconds
Turn on PC
Go to - C:\Windows and find a file called ntbtlog.txt
Upload this file to this thread also
Once you have uploaded the file, I will take a look and we'll see what we can do from there.

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A:is this a worthy gaming system?, if not what do I need to upgrade?

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While playing games, have you monitored your system's temperatures at all?

I recommend using Speccy.
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A:BSOD while gaming, NT Kernel & System


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Mike\Downloads\BSODDmpFiles\ZXNFQT4\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\011612-16504-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\users\mike\documents\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0340e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03653670
Debug session time: Tue Jan 17 00:02:39.879 2012 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:11:30.769
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck BE, {fffff8a000ff8dd0, 800000020704d121, fffff8800ab70630, b}

Probably caused by : fileinfo.sys ( fileinfo!FIStreamGetNext+5b )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to write to readonly memory. The guilty driver is on the
stack trace (and is typically the current instruction pointer).
When possible, the guilty driver's name (Unicode string) is printed on
the bugcheck screen and saved in KiBugCheckDriver.
Arg1: fffff8a000ff8dd0, Virtual address for the attempted write.
Arg2: 800000020704d121, PTE contents.
Arg3: fffff8800ab70630, (reserved)
Arg4: 000000000000000b, (reserved)

Debugging Details:



PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe


TRAP_FRAME: fffff8800ab70630 -- (.trap 0xfffff8800ab70630)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff8a000ff8dd0
rdx=0000000000000002 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff800034aa18f rsp=fffff8800ab707c8 rbp=fffffa8009844d80
r8=fffff8a000af3500 r9=0000000000000000 r10=006f00720070002e
r11=fffff8800ab707c0 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na po nc
fffff800`034aa18f f0480fb111 lock cmpxchg qword ptr [rcx],rdx ds:8f30:fffff8a0`00ff8dd0=0000000000000000
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff800034365d2 to fffff8000348ac40

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Intel, FoxConn, Gigabyte, Abit, and some ASUS

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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 System crashes while gaming

Hello and welcome, Jonas1988.

When you say your computer "crashes", do you mean you get a Blue Screen of Death or it just crashes? Follow the instructions here:

It will provide us with more information about your computer.
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A:System Freezes (No BSOD) While Gaming/Furmark - 2 PCs

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

Hi Welcome to SF

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

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

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

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
Section @ fffffa800bc222c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 5 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000004f4fddc0
Misc. : 0x000000b040000086
So you could potentially be looking at a problem with your cpu or motherboard
Check temperatures and make sure chip is not overheating
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A:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

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

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

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

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