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can anyone recommend a screensaver that...?

Q: can anyone recommend a screensaver that...?

im looking for a screensaver that:
-can play image/video files from a specific directory in random order
-do not save the files inside the *.scr
-shows the full video no matter the time change of the images
-can mute all the sounds (dont wanna hear the clips audio)
i searched the web alot but couldnt find any software that includes all those features.

if anyone knows about one ill be glad to know

thanks
Yaniv

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Preferred Solution: can anyone recommend a screensaver that...?

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: can anyone recommend a screensaver that...?

Hi, Try sifting through these:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=video+screensaver

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-anyone-recommend-a-screensaver-that.177507/
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I am looking for a new USB flash drive with all of the following features:

Metal case or very hard plastic. Not rubberized.
USB 3.0 with R/W speeds of at least 50MB/s
No cap, swivel cap or removable protective casing.
At least 16GB or more.

I still have SanDisk Cruzer Micro Titanium. I am looking for something similar in size and features, but faster with bigger capacity.

Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Recommend a good USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I bought the Mushkin Enhanced Atom 64GB USB Flash Drive. The write speeds are a bit slower than I wanted at 20MB, but read speeds are above 100MB. I can't complain though as the drive performs as advertised. And for what I want it works perfectly. The casing is hard plastic not rubberized. I know you said no cap, I had that rule as well but grew tired of trying to sort through the available options. Anyway I wanted to pass the word on the recorded speed for my purchase. My last purchase was years ago for a 16GB Cruzer Micro like the one you have.

Here are the benchmarks for my flash drive.




Code:
Starting benchmark.
Bechmarking H:(070B51D3EFFD0114)
Started at 3/27/2015 7:46:25 PM
Filename: H:\test.tmp
Starting large file benchmark. With 100MB file.
16384k:6 Write Speed:30.01MB/s
16384k:6 Write Speed:12.35MB/s
16384k:6 Write Speed:12.21MB/s
16384k:6 Average Write Speed:15.29MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:120.24MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:119.94MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:120.17MB/s
16384k:6 Average Read Speed:120.11MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:15.81MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:11.34MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:11.79MB/s
8192k:12 Average Write Speed:12.70MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:120.74MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:121.35MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:121.55MB/s
8192k:12 Average Read Speed:121.21MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:12.96MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:15.06MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:12.31MB/s
4096k:25 Average Write Speed:13.34MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.21MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:118.23MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.46MB/s
4096k:25 Average Read Speed:118.97MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:13.38MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.91MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.88MB/s
2048k:50 Average Write Speed:10.01MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.43MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:110.82MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.68MB/s
2048k:50 Average Read Speed:111.31MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:10.32MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:12.79MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:15.42MB/s
1024k:100 Average Write Speed:12.50MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.58MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:113.60MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.50MB/s
1024k:100 Average Read Speed:115.54MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:11.92MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:14.19MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:14.09MB/s
512k:200 Average Write Speed:13.31MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.32MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:119.08MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.05MB/s
512k:200 Average Read Speed:119.82MB/s
Deleting file.
Starting small file benchmark. With 10MB file.
256k:40 Write Speed:8.28MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:11.13MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:7.81MB/s
256k:40 Average Write Speed:8.86MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.47MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:95.36MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.49MB/s
256k:40 Average Read Speed:94.77MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:6.15MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:13.09MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:4.10MB/s
128k:80 Average Write Speed:6.21MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:91.57MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:92.04MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:93.11MB/s
128k:80 Average Read Speed:92.23MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:8.12MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.53MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.81MB/s
64k:160 Average Write Speed:10.19MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:87.04MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:89.33MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:86.33MB/s
64k:160 Average Read Speed:87.55MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:1.87MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:11.50MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:9.33MB/s
32k:320 Average Write Speed:4.11MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.22MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:30.31MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.01MB/s
32k:320 Average Read Speed:30.84MB/s
Deleting file.
Starting tiny file benchmark. With 1MB file.
16k:320 Write Speed:1.69MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:8.21MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:7.90MB/s
16k:320 Average Write Speed:3.57MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:28.70MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:29.28MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:28.30MB/s
16k:320 Average Read Speed:28.76MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:4.43MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:5.20MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:5.06MB/s
8k:640 Average Write Speed:4.87MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:24.73MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:25.06MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:24.82MB/s
8k:640 Average Read Speed:24.87MB/s
4k:1280 Write Speed:2.83M... Read more

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Can someone please recommend me a colour laser printer for home use? Resolution should be at least 1200 x 1200 dpi. The option to print both sides of the paper would be nice. Multiple paper trays not necessary, nor anything else that will add unnecessary bulk to its size. There should also be connection for Ethernet and USB. Preferable that it uses separate toner cartridges for the different colours, so if one colour runs out then only that colour needs changing rather than the whole lot.

Thanks.
 

A:Recommend me a laser colour printer please

You realize these are very expensive to both purchase and on a cost/page.
 

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A:What would you recommend to extend my wi fi signal

Best to use either Wireless Access Point or Wireless Router (disable DHCP,VPN, SPI and NAT)

Example #1 using two Wireless Routers (note interwebs = modem)


Example #2 Using Wireless Router with Wireless Client Bridge with Wireless Access Point


There are also PowerLine Wireless (one box connects to our router lan port) uses AC power


These are the options you can use or just use Access Point which has Wireless features. That would connect to your Router as shown in the first example. Port 1 goes into the single port of Access Points to extend your Wireless where the room is not getting enough single to it.

Your model is also ADSL modem and router all you need to buy is either Powerline set or AP (Wireless Access Point) which has wired LAN connection port.
 

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Some reliable good RAM, preferably 2 x 4GB ram under $100, which I would use for somewhat intensive gaming.
 

A:Can anyone recommend RAM?

What's your CPU? This will determine if you need fast RAM or not, but in any case you should be able to get 8GB for well under $100.
 

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Thanks
 

A:What tablet PC do you recommend for the sole purpose of reading ebooks?

Kindle; reasonalble price and functions precisely for this media
 

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A:What PSU would you recommend?

I don't think this is a PSU issue, you don't have many components and the GT 520 is a low power card (Nvidia's website recommends a 300W power supply).

Sounds like you probably downloaded a virus or something... you can try cleaning up your computer or reformatting.
 

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I really want to play a game on my pc shogun 2 but I don't have a graphics card that will run this game. So please could anyone recommend me a a graphics card that will run shogun 2 smoothly and under £100. My PC's specifications are as follows:

Dell inspiron 530
Windows vista home premium
3.00GB RAM
Intel core 2 duo 2.20GHz
32-bit OS

I will be grateful for any recommendations or advice.

Thank you.
 

A:Could anyone recommend a graphics card?

Found this AMD Radeon 6850 for ~£100. This is probably the best bang for the buck at this price segment.

You might however consider getting a better power supply, as the minimum PSU requirement is 500W for that GPU.
According to this your PC has a 300W PSU.

Here's a good PSU for ~£60.
Alternatively, any no-name 600W PSU should suffice, but I don't recommend that.
 

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A:Can someone recommend a good Wi-Fi router?

I have purchased 3x of these the all now have the same 5dBi 3x = 15dBi and each router packs a -20dBm = 100mW. Very strong about again if you have older home you have to see how many you need. These cost $50 plus. Depends on where you get it online. I don't have any issues with TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND

32MB of RAM
8MB for Flash
400MHz NPU
832KB Packet Buffer
10/100/1000mbps ports WAN / 4 LAN
USB Port can be use Media server or FTP server using the latest ROM update.
Removable SMA ANT.

My review of this router here
 

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2. If so, can anyone recommend some water blocks other than Koolance, which I know I can use, to take a look at?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Socket 1366 Xeon - can anyone recommend compatible waterblocks?

Im pretty sure all 1366 motherboards use the same mounting holes. So any waterblock for the 1366 socket should be compatible.
 

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A:Recommend BIOS update?

I would agree with your final comment, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". But, on the other hand if Dell are pushing this recommendation then it may have some benefits, just make certain it is coming from Dell and not some bogus site. Go to the official Dell support site and look up your PC's drivers, it will show you in there what the latest version the Bios is, just check it against what you have. Go into Bios at boot and it will be written at the top of the screen.

http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~ck=bt
 

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I'm in the UK
 

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Also i need a power supply can anyone recommend any..?
 

A:Can anyone recommend any power supplies

Are you unable to use your DVD because of a lack of power connectors, or SATA data connectors?

If your power supply still works, you could just purchase a molex to 2x sata adapter, to create two more SATA power connectors.
 

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http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/m59

My maximum budget is around £50.

Requirements:

- Good/sleek looking
- Has to accomodate ATX motherboard and an nVidia GeForce GTX 460
- Around or under budget

Please give your comments and recommendations
 

A:Please recommend a case!

I like the M59 one

Have you taken a look at other alternatives like Antec / Cooler Master etc.?

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec DF-35 Black Computer Case
 

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A:Can anyone recommend a PSU for me, please?

What's your price range?

I'd suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
 

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A:Can someone recommend me a good laptop?

someone please?
 

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A:Recommend me a great router!

This would be the way to go especially if you're streaming videos. It may be to the upper limit of your budget, butit's worth it. Check out the features - you'll see...
 

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Thanks in advance.
 

A:Seagate 2TB Blackarmor NAS 110 7200RPM would you recommend it?

I would get Gig network NAS.
 

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One of my friends wishes to purchase servers and his requirements are as follows. Can someone please recommend a HP server along with exact model and details specifications including URL which can help him select. Details available are:

Server #1: To be used as the main server for DNS, DHCP, and MS-Exchange server

Server #2: Will be used an a application server

Questions/more available information:
1) He wishes to have raid 3 or raid 5 for server # 2
2) How much total hard disk should be ok for each server
3) what should be the min. RAM for each server
4) He wishes to have internal tape back-up unit for server #2

Thanks
 

A:Please recommend servers

He will have success with any computer sold as a Server. But he will likely have to install the extra RAID drives. Servers do not need a lot of Ram. You can get by with 512MB on up.
Internal tape back up is a separate unit you buy and install after market, but some servers come with them installed.
Installing and running servers is not rocket science, but it is difficult compared to a regular computer, and requires some reading and study, or experience on another server.

There are plenty of good books on Servers available on Amazon and a variety of good book stores... or from better libraries. You do not need the most recent book, but one that references Windows Server 2003 would be a good choice.
 

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I m looking to add a few more harddrives to my system I already have but I might take of those you Which of recommend? these drives would out and put their contents on a partition or something Who knows Anyway I was looking at a few harddrives on Newegg Which of these drives would you recommend? and always having been partial to Western Digital they were the first Which of these drives would you recommend? once I looked at Which of these drives would you recommend? This one immediately caught my eye for obvious reasons http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E TB WD Caviar Green Now before I hear you say it I won t be using these harddrives as my installation drive I MIGHT install games to it maybe but probably not These will be used for storage for the most part My main concern here is that I m reading a lot of bad reviews along with a lot of good ones about these TB drives and I d probably do better to hold off on those for a while until they stabilize I also came across this one though http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E TB WD Caviar Black Tons of great reviews about this drive and at only a little more than half the price of the TB it might be worth it And finally I m thinking I might replace my installation drive which is actually a partition of a Gig Samsung drive with a VelociRaptor I don t need anything large or whatever for my installation drive just fast http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E GB RPM This should be perfect Along with the fact that it s the x winner of the customer choice for internal harddrives it sounds pretty solid So the main thing I need is opinions which of those large capacity drives hould I get and is it worth the money to get the Raptor drive for increased performance ALSO I need a little help with something else I have a W Antex Earthwatts PSU It s held perfectly solid since I ve had it never an issue with it I m wondering what adding more harddrives will do to it though Like I said I ll probably remove the smaller harddrives I have a WD GB IDE and a Maxtor GB IDE and move their contents to either a folder or a partition of another drive Then I plan on replacing the GB partition of the GB Samsung SATA drive which is my installation C partition with the GB VelociRaptor then I want to add either or of those TB Caviar Black drives for a total of either or harddrives MY question is can a W PSU handle harddrives a PCI-E x video card internal optical drives an AMD Athlon X CPU and case fans or will I probably have to upgrade before long I m sure if I just remove those drives and add the velociraptor and the caviar in there it won t make any difference at all since I m still at harddrives but I still wanna know nbsp

A:Which of these drives would you recommend?

Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
This is a black friday sale, so better hurry, it is also 5900 RPM, but you say it is for storage.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Full 7200 RPM, and 1.5tb.

About the Velociraptor, while it is a decent harddrive, I think WD mistimed its entry, coming out just a bit before SSD's started going mainstream, and SSD destroy any raptor. So personally, I would recommend buying either a OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail $130, OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail $230, OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail $240, whatever you have the money for. Of course, there is much less storage space, so alternatively you can save up your money and buy when SSDs become even faster and cheaper.




can a 500W PSU handle 5 harddrives, a PCI-E16x video card, 2 (internal) optical drives, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU, and 5 case fansClick to expand...

yes



I'm sure if I just remove those 2 drives and add the velociraptor and the caviar in there it won't make any difference at all, since I'm still at 4 harddrives, but I still wanna know.Click to expand...

You might as well keep your drives in, the powersupply is fine. Also the raptor takes a bit more power than a normal drive, however, the WD 2tb green takes less power, but I don't think it is quite enough to offset the raptor.
 

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But, I would like to hear of a nice, cheap video card that's in the range of GF 7 and GF 9. Thank you.

You can also email me your suggestions: [email protected]
 

A:What would you recommend?

You may have missed the Sticky in this forum (right below "New Topic") When you posted
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html
 

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They want to go with an AMD processor, but I said I'd rather go with an Intel... as I've seen that Intel's lately perform much better on average, put out less heat, and seem to have bigger L2 caches from what I've seen looking around.

Anyways, as I'm not familiar with AMD's latest lineup of processors, I thought I'd ask everyone here what they'd recommend. (Last time I even bought an AMD was about 3 years ago...) Anyone had any experience with AMD's more recent processors?
 

A:AMD processors - what would people recommend these days?

Depends on budget, AMD is marginally cheaper, and they have quite competative processors with lots of L3 cache. Budget?
 

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A:Anyone recommend a good ATX case?

The cases you suggested are pretty much top of the line on a budget in my opinion. id go for the antec.
 

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Greets,

I have an aging Brother HL-1450 which probably needs a new drum (if that will solve the dirt problem), but a new drum + new toner exceeds the price of most new lasers out there (yes, I know that those come with a starter toner, but the issue is the $117 drum).

The HL-1450 draws about 350 Watts when it prints, and that is a decent power draw (lights dim). Most of the new brothers want double that (including the currently on-sale HL-5240).

I am not married to Brother here ... can someone recommend a decent B&W laser printer which does not draw 600-1000W to print?

Thanks!
 

A:Recommend a B&W Laser which does NOT need 600+W to Print

Lots of chioces... Here's one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828104624
 

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Need something that will fit fine and give me the right connections. Looking to spend less than $60. Thanks.
 

A:Recommend me a PSU

This one might work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153052

Don't expect top end for $60 though.
 

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A:GPU temperature spike due to screensaver?

Change screensavers and see would be my suggestion.
 

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A:Radeon vs. GeForce - Which one of these video cards do you recommend, and why?

I use the 8600, I stopped using ATI some time ago but I am running Vista
 

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A:Recommend a vid card?

So what are your systems specs?
 

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A:Recommend me a graphics card and screen please

Try these:

Acer AL2416WB 24" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1920x1200 1000:1 400cd/m2 5ms Silver/Black 3 Years Warranty - £198.99 + free delivery
ASUS HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card - £364.9 + free delivery
Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - £60.25 + free delivery
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM - £27.39 + free 5-day delivery

The total for the entire system will easily be under £1000 and your friend would have a killer system that will be able to play any game with the detail settings maxed out.
 

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A:Recommend a CPU cooler?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2882723&CatId=1588
here is one for 50$ with a ten dollar mail in rebate.
 

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A:Recommend Video Card

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S
 

A:Looking to buy Laptop... what do you recommend?

What is your budget?
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999171
 

A:What fan controller do you recommend?

You should have separate controllers for the best results when both 3-pin and 4-pin fans are installed.
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A:Terrible FPS in Games (Recommend Me an Upgrade)

Wait until you get your GeForce 8800 before doing anything else. That could solve your problem to a large degree.
 

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A:Which of these PC's would you recommend?

Both processors are dual core so they are about even, but I do like the E6600 better than the E6400 simply because it's faster and has twice the L2 cache. The geForce 7500LE just plain sucks as a 3D accerator while the X1600 is about three times as powerful but still isn't anything to brag about. I'd buy the E6600 and then plan to purchase a new video card and operating system. How much are you planning on spending on this computer because it's very possible to cobble together for you a computer that would meet or beat a combination of the best parts of the 7635 and the 7755 for usually just a little more money.
 

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A:What memory do you recommend?

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A:Recommend a computer build for 3D animation?

Processor Intel DUO Core, fastest you can afford
Lots of Memory 2GB or more
Large hard drive
Good quality motherboard
Hi-end PCI-E video card
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Start shopping...
 

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A:Recommend me a motherboard diagnostic card

None of them are much good for very long. Motherboards change too frequently. Experience is the best teacher, followed by goog books by Muellar and Bigelow... and know your software.
The motherboard is very seldom the problem... in fact it is surprising how seldom the motherboard is involved in the problem. Same with the CPU. Only in eMachines, which you cannot fix anyway, does either have much to do with the problems.
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A:Can anyone recommend a good oversized Fan/Heatsink for socket 775/asus motherboard

zalmans 9700
 

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What is your budget?
 

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(Specs Here )
I live in New Zealand so if I cannot find the recommended boards here then i will probably ignore them as I do not really want to import into the country as i do not know if NZ has any import rules!!!
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A:Recommend me a Video Card!!

Well, it's a bit of a tall order actually. The games you are wanting to play require fairly powerful graphics cards.

You need to get an AGP graphics card. The first thing you need to confirm is whether or not your current PSU will be enough to power a new card, otherwise you'll need to budget a new PSU in as well.

Open up your case and look at the sticker attached to the power supply and read how many watts your PSU is rated at. Also look at the chart on the sticker. How many amps on the +12v rail?
 

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i have around $70 for an upgrade. recommend me the best pci express card according to my budget.

my PSU is 450watt which came with my casing (not sure about the name) do i need a PSU upgrade ?

system specs :

athlon64 3500+ Venice at 2.4Ghz
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A:recommend me a budget pci express card for my mobo

What gaming are you currently doing / planning on doing?

And $70 wont get you a very good videocard.... you need atleast $150-200 to get like a 6800 or something

Also for your PSU I would recommend a upgrade because 450w isnt all that much, Here is a good PSU for cheap price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002

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gl

sl33py
 

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Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.

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A:Which Ink Printer Do You Recommend?

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A:please recommend wireless set-up

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A:Screensaver not coming on

Razzle51 said:



My screensaver is not coming on . I have gone to properties and tried several times but still wont come on . I have windows xp . Any suggestions. thanksClick to expand...

Hello Razzle51 and welcome to Techspot!

You can try this by right-click on your desktop and select properties... Select the Screen Saver, find your favourite screensaver, before you apply this, change the wait time to shorter time like 5 min, then go to Power...
Select the Power Scheme as Home/Office Desk... Scroll under the setting, Select "Turn off Monitor" longer than 10 min, and put all remaining box as Never. Click ok twice and you should good to go.
 

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Thanks
 

A:Recommend Me a New Motherboard....

First recommendation, DONT buy SIS chipsets, as for recommending another mobo, stick with Intel based chipsets by Asus or Abit.
 

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A:Recommend a AMD socket 939 mobo...

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A:Anyone use this MOBO and able to recommend a good case?

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A:Recommend Stick of memory

Most people here will tell you to never mix memmory.
 

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Danny
 

A:Wierd things happen when coming out of screensaver with mouse

You might want to run that mouse without the Intellisoft drivers.
W2K's own built-in drivers are more than good enough, unless you need some specific feature for your M$-mouse.
I run the Logitech MX700 on W2K/SP4 like that, and it's perfect.
 

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A:recommend multicard reader internal

trying a sabrent 42-in-1

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VOWMAN :hotouch:
 

A:Please RECOMMEND POWER/SUPPLY

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Before you go spending your hard earned cash check out www.ati.com Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

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screw soundcards

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A:No screensaver mode

Some apps interfere with screensaver operation. Did you install or update something recently? Which apps are started when it happens? Bear in mind that some apps can start with Windows automatically without your intervention. It?s a good idea to disable apps from starting unnecessarily, irrespective of screen saver.

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I just installed this KB and it freed 4.8GB of obsolete update files.

Cleanup Wizard KB
 

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This doesn't appear to be all the files needed to run on Windows 7. I'm getting a file is missing error that is not included in the package. The error is reporting the "dx8vb.dll" file is missing. To me it looks as if DirectX 8 needs to be installed.

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What security and registry cleaner software are you using. These are the usual causes... and the scans you run for cCleaner, superantispyware, malwarebytes, and others.
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http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html

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http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

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A video tutorial on its use is found here:
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTEnKA7tOXM[/ame]
 

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Victor
 

A:ScreenSaver will not work

I`m assuming you`ve checked everythings as it should be under the display properties/screensaver tab.
Quote from here - http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#ss

"If so,to check your settings : Go to Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Scrnsave.exe = C:\Windows\System32\logon.scr
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Screen Saver Disable and Screen Saver Enable (Line 51)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm "

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A:Screensaver Won't Start

Try and run CCleaner and run the registry check. Then see if you can start your screensaver. The CCleaner link is http://www.ccleaner.com/download
 

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A:Screensaver Help

There is a troubleshooting page HERE and a special case HERE

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Maurice
 

A:Screensaver

1024x768

Rightclick anywhere on your desktop, select Properties/Settings and adjust the screen-area slider

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If there s a guide for this on TS feel free to point it out I didn t see one I d like to download and learn to use Linux on my PC not only to broaden my horizons but also to help pimp out my resume The kinds of jobs I m applying for are summer student things - nothing heavy Point is there s nothing I need to know specifically In another thread I mentioned that I was thinking about getting Ubuntu because I heard it was the quot easy quot one Somebody in that thread it wasn t my own said I should go with Gentoo instead I guess because I d be giving myself a better education in Open Source So I was wondering what other people s recommendations are and if you could outline the pros and cons of my options that d be great And the system I m planning on using is my old PC a Linux Distro Question: Generic Recommend I don t know the specific system specs but I had it custom made for me in Standard megs of memory P processor anything else you need to know just ask Generic Question: Recommend a Linux Distro Thanks guys nbsp

A:Generic Question: Recommend a Linux Distro

I suppose I should recommend Fedora, as I've used it and its predecessors since '97 or something (Red Hat Linux 5.0 was the first I tried).
 

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