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Good place to buy an inexpensive, possibly dated laptop vid card?

Q: Good place to buy an inexpensive, possibly dated laptop vid card?

maybe this doesn't belong in this forum, so if it doesn't, i apologize...but the question is as the title states.

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A: Good place to buy an inexpensive, possibly dated laptop vid card?

specificially for a vaio vgn fz series?
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Something like this?:
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I heard there're these memory test stations you can use to test RAM sticks and that would isolate the RAM against a the possibility of a bad motherboard producing the memory errors.
Something like this?:


A:What's a proper inexpensive memory test station? if that's a good option...

test stations you can use to test RAM sticksClick to expand...

yes, this station tests RAM sticks, in a production line that is building boards w/ram.

and that would isolate the RAM against a the possibility of a bad motherboard producing the memory errorsClick to expand...

never. there's so much misunderstanding in this statement it's hard to begin.

Motherboards do not create memory errors. the other components use DMA to read/write data in ram, but that's at the control of some firmware or software.

"Errors" come from mismanagement of the specs (temp, voltage, humidity), bad firmware or mismanagement of memory access protocols.

If it were possible to

isolate the RAM against a the possibility of producing memory errorsClick to expand...

we would never have known the term.
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Do you want to use two monitor at the same time?

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Cheers! :wave:
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Thanks and have a great holiday.


A:Solved: Looking for an inexpensive video card > $100

If you can afford to spend a little extra cash the 5750 is a great video card with directx 11 support.


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Quote: Originally Posted by Vicky

Hi All Please help me on this issue Today 2/12/2009 have received a brand new Dell Inspiron 1440 Laptop (WIN 7) but it has 3 folder with the modified date as 14th July 2009. Is this because they have sent me an old machine instead of new one I am confused. Directly purchased from Dell and paid full amount for new machine. I am attaching a word document containing screen shot of those folders with old date. Kindly advice if this is a normal feature with new machines or something is wrong!!!!

Hi vicky and welcome

I would love to help but dont have Word. Chances are good it is a new machine. When the machine is setup and win 7 installed they have to load some things on the HD. can you tell us what the folders names are?

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Both symptoms could be caused by bad batteries. Note SLA (sealed lead-acid) batteries only last for 3 - 4 years (if they don't fail prematurely - and that happens) and must regularly be replaced. So the first thing I would do is buy a new set of batteries, then see what happens. Note you don't have to buy replacements from the UPS maker. In fact, I NEVER do as they tend to be WAY overpriced. I buy on-line. Shop around and compare prices as there are several sites and they frequently have sales. Be sure to factor in shipping. Some will advertise a great sale price, then charge a bundle for shipping. Other sites will charge more for the battery, but offer free shipping. Then next week, the deals all change again. I often buy my UPS batteries from Battery Mart but have also bought from Amazon and Apex Battery.

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**** I normally keep external speakers connected to laptop for listening to music, but whenever I have to make a call, I have to remove the speaker cables and connect headphone cables in audio jack. So, I am looking up for solution to do make audio/video calls using external speakers and without needing to connect headphones to transmit my voice to caller.

Could you help me with the setup please?
Thanks a lot!

A:Use external speakers in place of headphone and Laptop's microphone

Short answer, no. Because of the feedback problems, most users use a separate combination headset/mic to minimize feedback problems. Otherwise you will have to manually change things each time you speak or listen.
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A:Possibly Bad Video Card..

souton here is what i would do

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A:BSOD Under Normal Use, Possibly Gfx Card

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

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STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
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System details:

- x64
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- full retail version
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Your 2 reports showed a code of F4, with a probable cause of hard drive problems.
One of the many processes or threads crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated. As a result, the system can no longer function. Specific causes are many, and often best resolved by a careful history of the problem and the circumstances of the error message

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64


Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_MC-PC-BSOD[1].zip\Windows7_BSOD_jcgriff2\082010-19905-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`01e09000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02046e50
Debug session time: Fri Aug 20 21:23:53.840 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:06:43.340
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8009900630, fffffa8009900910, fffff80002185540}
Probably caused by : hardware_disk
Followup: MachineOwner
1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa8009900630, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa8009900910, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff80002185540, Explanatory message (ascii)
Debugging Details:

PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa8009900630
IMAGE_NAME: hardware_disk
FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff8800a537278 -- (.exr 0xfffff8800a537278)
ExceptionAddress: 00000000776451df
ExceptionCode: c0000006 (In-page I/O error)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 3
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: 0000000077488ba8
Parameter[2]: 00000000c000009d
Inpage operation failed at 0000000077488ba8, due to I/O error 00000000c000009d
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x.
ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x.
EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: 0000000000000000
EXCEPTION_PARAMETER2: 0000000077488ba8
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A:Wifi card possibly dying?

Hi, Can you use wireless normally (not play games), if yes then no problem with the wireless card, it is only slow and you may not be able to upgrade it internally. Have you tried external wireless card such as (ac cards) Note: your wireless router must also support ac standard. Regards.
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Hi Layback bear

My name is Mohammed from DELL social media outreach team

In response to your recent query The outdated drivers will not cause any problem.But if the drivers are not updated the hardware component associated to the driver might not work at its best
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A:Gaming, possibly graphics card problem

are you overclocking anything? or some important part of the PC just gave up the ghost or someting. this happened to me and i needed to get a new processor. even if your not overclocking something might have just burned out.
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Hi Everyone I followed bsod posting instructions but there was some problem to generate the system health report or maybe just I did it in the wrong way so I just attached the SysnativeFileCollectionApp zip AMD graphic to BSOD related possibly card Here are some more details A few days ago my laptop couldn't startup and kept showing a bsod msg related to atikmpag sys So I just googled and followed several instructions but unfortunately nothing worked Laptop is Dell Vostro with Windows SP -bit Graphic Card is Intel HD and AMD Radeon or something like that I've tried reinstall latest amd drivers both from dell or amd and not just latest also tried expand atikmpage BSOD possibly related to AMD graphic card sy to atikmpag sys update bios use leshcat's amd installer I'm not sure if I used the app correctly since I couldn't startup to normal mode but only the safe mode without moving the atikmpag sys or rename it I also tried bluescreenviewer and it showed three file in red which were atikmpag sys dxgkrnl BSOD possibly related to AMD graphic card sys and dxgmms sys And then I also started driver verifier but nothing happened and I deleted atikmpag sys after I didn't check temperature or anything related to motherboard or several things I really couldn't understand PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME Rly don't know what to do now Thanks in advance