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Opinions On Memory Needed Please!

Q: Opinions On Memory Needed Please! is that memory any better then this memory:

or is it just a big money game...i eman im building a pc for $3000 and i want good stuff but i don't wanna spend UNNECESSARY money on such a stupid mistake like choosing the memory. i have read the reviews on both kidns of memory and there both now i ask for help...which is the ebtter value ALL around(not jsut money)
some opinions would be great on this subject

Thanks to all who contribute any opinions!

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Since this is the best tech. and best informed site on the web, I figured I would ask here before I puchased.I am interested in opinions on the best web cams. I will soon be working out of town on and off and wish to use them to correspond with my wife. they will getalot of use. I am running win ME on my machine and win 98 on my wifes. mine is 533 mghz, hers is 333 if that matters. both are HP machines. I am willing to spend what it takes but I can't afford to go overboard. any replies are welcome and appreciated. thank you all. Cheers, Rev.

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A:Opinions needed

Hello? Anybody have any thoughts.thanks. cheers, Rev
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A:Opinions needed

Oh and also, does anyone know an equivalent for newegg that ships to Europe? Pretty important that is

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A:Opinions on new computer needed

Only thing I would suggest is to forget about the 2 4650's and get either a 4850 or 4770, as in most cases either of those will be faster than the 2x4650 (and cheaper as both can usually be found for $100.00 or less). That and you won't have the headache that can come from running dual cards.

Even better is if you can hold off for a week or two as the new HD5xxx cards are supposed to be coming out. Personally I would wait and see what the prices of the new cards are, that and the prices on the older cards is liable to come down some.
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A:New Laptop - Opinions Needed

What is your absolute upper price limit for the laptop itself? I'm not including any other applications/programs that you are going to buy here, I just want a figure for the laptop itself.

In the meantime, have a look at this selection on Amazon. I have narrowed it down to W7 and a screen size of 16 - 17.9 inches. Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Laptops > Windows 7 > 16 to 17.9 Inches

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A:In The Market For A New Laptop - Opinions Needed

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I tried the link you posted, but it appears to be a dead 'un.

However, from the information you've posted, you'll have no problem doing what you suggest with the computer you have your eye on.

All I would say is, either buy direct from the manufacturer or a reputable reseller as I'd hate to see you getting caught out on Amazon or eBay. Also, pay particular attention to warranty periods and if you're offered the chance to buy a recovery disc with the machine, please do so.
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A:Compatibility answers and opinions needed

just make sure your motherboard is compatable with the desktop your buying and any graphics cards you plan to get, I think you should get a motherboard that could be Nvidia compatable also because alot of newer graphics card are Nvidia branded, and also make sure the motherboard has enough space for any upgrade rooms, and also that the computer can support the memory you plan to get, also I didnt see anything about the ram, If youi want a good gaming computer Get at least 3-4 GB of ram

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A:Starting over: Experts software opinions needed.

Hi do you mean reformat your hardrive you can use killdisk Erase hard drive by [email protected] KillDisk. Low Level Format.
if you feel it is required
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A:Opinions on Advanced System Care PRO Needed

I stay away from reg cleaners etc but saw this free version suggested at TechSupportAlert. I used it rarely, saw no change in performance. The 'pro' version was offered free on GiveAwayOfTheDay so I installed it ... no difference in performance.
Running Vista Basic on new Dell laptop.

Just my experience though.

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A:Experienced 3DMark users opinions needed

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A:Opinions on memory configs

if its not at least dual channel throw it out of the mix. I'd go with the 4 to be safe just in case I want to upgrade my os.
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A:Need opinions on New 8GB Memory I Just Purchased.

That will depend on how much memory your programs are using. If you are only using 1.5GB, having an extra 6.5 is not going to help.

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A:Wanting to compare two CPU' - AMD 8 core VS. Intel i7 -opinions needed

Well of course there are tons of benchmarks for each processor so you can compare there...

But a couple of things:

A 6 or 8 core sysem vs 4 core will yeild zero benefit for 99.999% of any desktop user. With GOOD video editing software and when you are doing tons of it, 8 cores may help. When rendering extreme quality 3d from cad or animation programs (BUT NOT GAMES) it can help. Or maybe if you are going for the record with seti or something. But other than that, there is no point, it'll simply cost you more money in electricity to power it and them even more money in AC to keep your room cool

Second, you are right to worry about the max clock on a single core. For 99% of what you will run, the single core clock is more important than how many cores you have. But that really only holds true for comparing one model of proc to another from the same manufacturer and line. AMD made the line "Clock speed doesn't matter" famous years ago and Intel has been beating them over the head with it for a while now. I haven't looked but it's possible that a 3.2 gig i7 might still beat a 3.6 AMD in a single thread (single processor) test. (Or maybe not!)

You will need to carefully check out benchmarks for things you will be doing (like gaming) on specifically the CPU models you are considering and see what the numbers show...
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A:8.1 Random Freeze - WATCHDOG last crash... PSU? Opinions needed.

Ok - I was running a Catalyst driver tool that AMD hosts, had the ASUS BIOS CPU control also ("ai Tweak" - for overclocking the CPU.)
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A:Hardware Reserved Memory is high - advice/opinions required..

Hello Ade,
Everything you describes sounds about right to me. The more memory you add, the more Windows will try to allocate; however, with only 2 GBs installed, windows (probably) cannot allocate memory to specific functions because it may have to swap programs in and out of memory as required. However, once you up it to 4 GBs, a new allocation scheme kicks in. First off, windows will take (up to) a full 1GB of memory off the top due to your 32 bit OS limitation. How much it takes off depends on your chipset limitations and/or your bios restrictions. So, when you upped the memory to 4 GBs, windows decided there was now enough memory to allocate a specific amount to the graphics function, and it appears that allocation will vary (on your machine) based on whether or not you are using onboard graphics or an external graphics card.
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Since you have laptop, your only option is to add more ram.

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They were correct, 2GB is the max for your notebook.

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Most RAM will be non-ECC and that's what you want.

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Computer Hardware, Memory, Laptop Memory, New, DDR2 400 (PC2 3200), DDR2 533 (PC2 4200), DDR2 667 (PC2 5200), DDR2 667 (PC2 5300), DDR2 800 (PC2 6400... -

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Here's the Newegg list of 4 GB DDR2 laptop kits, non-ECC, 1.8 volt, 200 pin, PC2-5300:

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I'd suggest not worrying about memory usage statistics unless you're a developer tweaking your code or you're experiencing problems which you suspect could be related to (lack of) available memory.

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A:Memory Upgrade Help Needed

Im sorry to say that this board will only support up to ddr 2100. Only a newer motherboard that supports ddr 2700 can handle that kind of memory. If the motherboard did support 2700. Sure you could mix and match, but it would only run at the slowest speed. Since a 2100 cant run at 2700.

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System Alphacode Search

Alpha Code U117 System Name Studio Writer
Description U117 STUDIO WRITER

Processor Athlon 800 Memory 128MB SDRAM
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I/O PCI IDE (ENHANCED) PSU Delta DPS-145PB-111 A Rev00
Comms 56K Modem-CNR

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OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
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System Model DW256A-ABA SR1030N NA510
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System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
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A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

by: The best way to buy compatible memory is to use a Memory finder from one of the companies that manufacture or sell Memory sticks.
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Hi Meltie
Found this very good article on virtual memory. It should answer most of your questions
Virtual Memory - How To Information |

RAM is known as real memory it is not the virtual memory. You have 7gb of real/physical memory.
Real and physical memory are the same.

Additional Information and how to set virtual memory.
NB. The default setting is usually best for most users. There are very few users that will need to change the default setting.
Introduction to virtual memory and how much virtual memory you need for your system

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Dylan2aT said:

I have a Compaq Presario SR1710NX with a 9 in 1 memory card reader which my computer cannot reinstall. I can't find the drivers for this device. It is connected to the proper USB pins on my system board.

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ohheck said:

the easiest way is through a dvd recorder / vcr combo, yes?Click to expand...

That is the easiest and quickest way to go, but you're limited to just basic editing (starting and stopping the VCR tape at certain points).

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I have a understanding of windows functions that lies just about basic, so I am hesitant to attempt to delete these files.
Any ideas??


A:looking for some opinions

With Malwarebytes now showing 0's, let's try SuperAntiSpyware.Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet. Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
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I've been using Outlook for years both at work and at home. Now that I am no longer working there is no reason to keep using Outlook. I don't need all that over bloated stuff. I'd like to simplify my life with asimple but good. I've read about many email clients. I've no clue which way to go. I know I'm opening a can-of-worms here but what email client do you use and why do you like it? I used to get 100 emails a day and interfaced at home. That's all done. Simple but useful. Help me out here kids.
As usual comments & flames welcome.

A:Opinions, Everybody Has One (or two)

Office outlook usually only gets bloated when people don't delete emails
Inbox 1-2-3k sitting in the inbox some read most not
Spam folder 2-3-4k none read.......

So users usually bloat up office outlook themselves
I've never understood the email archiving fascination some people have
Same people also never delete their browser history either 50gb's and building it's just weird to me
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1. MSI 880GM-E43 AMD880G/ddr3 - $92.26
2. 2gbx4 Kingston 8GB 1333 ddr3 - $83.03
3.Power Color 6770 DDR5 - $126.86
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does this Chipset is GOOD for the Price i Pay?

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You ask about the chipset, but the only chipset involved is on the motherboard that you listed. Since I detest MSI motherboards, I can't comment about any of the components comprising them. My advise is to not get near enough to touch a MSI motherboard with a 10 foot pole.
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Well not sure if this goes here, but anyways I want to get a new computer.. I am torn between Asus notebook( r510ze-xx135d) and an Acer all in one ( aspire z1-623 404g1t21mgi). I want to play world of Warcraft on one of these as my old machine was thrown on the floor .. Could you please give me your opinions about which I should choose? Also can you upgrade ram on all in ones? Thanks kindly and sorry posting this again I mobile is on the verge of going out the window

A:need opinions

Closing duplicate to another thread in Hardware:

Please do not start more than one thread per topic.
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I have windows 8.1 installed on my system.It runs pretty well,but I think I got a virsu or something,and now is a little bit laggy and I want to re-install the OS.

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ATI Radeon HD 2400
160 GB HDD

I am running a 64 bit version.Should I keep the 64 bit edition,or install a 32 bit edition?I want to install windows 8.

A:some opinions

Stay with Windows 8.1 64 bit for performance. The problem is with your RAM. 2GB is not sufficient and should be increased to whatever your computer can handle. Not knowing the model of your system I can not help you there.
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Thank You for your time,

Xp Home, Sp2, IE-7

A:Your Opinions Please Of Sp3

Personally, I don't see any real need for it. I installed it and the only problem I've had is one of my wife's cheaper programs will not run now. No big deal, we'll just get another one that does work. But otherwise, I can't see any difference on my computer as far as how it runs or the other programs. I know it's supposed to be safer and have better protection but I can't see that when I'm on the computer. I'm not a real geek....
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Thank You!


A:Need Opinions Please

Hi Joe and welcome.
Many suggestions here.
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A:Ie 7 Opinions

Actually, I find it best to discourage people from Microsoft's string of BETAs (except for possibly Windows Defender) because they are all buggy and full or errors. Apparently, Microsoft has been working hard on IE7, but there are still a lot of people who run into extreme problems and such with IE7. Therefore, I instead recommend Mozilla Firefox which will PWN IE even when IE7 goes into full functioning mode!
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I am running an AMD For Looking Opinions System on an ASUS A N X-X motherboard I am running with Gb of RAM and I have a Soltek GeForce FX Mb video card Over Looking For Opinions the last few weeks I Looking For Opinions have noticed that one of the fans inside the computer was starting to get a little loud I have also noticed a slight reduction in speed performance in terms of running applications ie wait time Two days ago my system just decided to reboot after running for a couple of hours Shortly thereafter it happened again and since that time it intermittently reboots without notice At times it does not even get to the MS Windows XP logo screen before rebooting again I opened up the computer and the fan that was noisy was the Video Card fan I removed the card and cleaned up the fan and now it runs much better The other fans in the system are clean and running fine I am wondering where my problem most likely lies If my video card had overheated and damaged itself could it intermittently reboot my system like I have explained above Does it sound like a motherboard problem How about a MBR Virus Since my motherboard does not have onboard video I cannot simply remove the video card and test it with the onboard card As such I am looking for some opinions prior to going to the local computer store and purchasing possible replacement parts Any input would be appreciated Thanks nbsp

A:Looking For Opinions said:

I am running an AMD System on an ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard. I am running with 1Gb of RAM and I have a Soltek GeForce FX5600 128Mb video card.

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that one of the fans inside the computer was starting to get a little loud. I have also noticed a slight reduction in speed performance in terms of running applications (ie. wait time). Two days ago my system just decided to reboot after running for a couple of hours. Shortly thereafter it happened again and since that time, it intermittently reboots without notice. At times it does not even get to the MS Windows XP logo screen before rebooting again. I opened up the computer and the fan that was noisy was the Video Card fan. I removed the card and cleaned up the fan and now it runs much better. The other fans in the system are clean and running fine.

I am wondering where my problem most likely lies? If my video card had overheated and damaged itself, could it intermittently reboot my system like I have explained above? Does it sound like a motherboard problem? How about a MBR Virus?

Since my motherboard does not have onboard video I cannot simply remove the video card and test it with the onboard card. As such I am looking for some opinions prior to going to the local computer store and purchasing possible replacement parts.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.Click to expand...

G'day, it is always handy to have an old PCI simple video card, these are a dime a dozen at swap meets and are very useful for trouble shooting malfunctioning systems.
The problem you have could be caused by a number of things, it would be worth obtaining "everest home" (google it) and installing it on your machine, this is a free analysis program that has lots of very useful capabilities. (a gem)
Open and run it, then open the computer icon, then the sensors icon, with luck this will display a series of info as to temperatures and voltages.
You might copy and paste the info here and we can maybe make some comments about it.
Cheers, qldit.
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A:Opinions on possible PC

You have selected some very nice components, BUT...

Your chosen motherboard is PCI Express and your chosen card is AGP. These don't match.
Look at nVidia for more details:

Also have a look at Plextor's SATA DVD-writers, such as PX-712SA or later.
They go easier on your CPU than Sony's products.
After all that mobo has four SATA-connectors!
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I'm adventurous to a point but I don't walk into things like this without a little more confirmation.

So, toss this around guys and gals.


A:Opinions please

"Both the systemroot\System.ini and systemroot\Win.ini files are not required by Windows XP Professional and these files are maintained only for compatibility with older software that does not use the registry to save settings. The System.ini file is used to start and store information for drivers and services; the Win.ini file plays a similar role for applications."

Quote from MS XP Resource Kit Documentation online...


I just read in another group that if you are running XP you can disable Win.ini in msconfig as it's not needed in XP

So, unless you are positive you do not have "older software" I would not rely on this advice as gospel...
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Any opinions on the value of the optional October, 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB3192403)?
Some of it sounds -to me- like more intrusions from MS.
More information on KB3192403