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Q: Mid-Tower and Full-Tower Cases

Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.

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Hello I am new to building the pcs so I am afraid I may have fried mine I really am pry I did not but this is what happened I finish tower Power will not work button My the pc and My tower Power button will not work when I turned on the power supply the power button on the motherboard glowed so then I pressed my tower button and nothing worked so then I re setup he F PANEL cords u know the pwr switch and all that jazz turns out it was set up wrong so I put them in right and tried to turn on the computer again the power button on the motherboard turns on but not my towers power button and so my pc will not officially turn on I am guessing and I am worried that I may have fryed my pc because when I took out the f panlle cords I realized my pc was still on and turned it off immanently and I am afraid that may have fryed the motherboard if anyone can help me it would be wonderful I am freaking out and have no Idea what the problem thank you for reading P S My tower button does not making a clicking sound when you push it I am not sure if that normal or it is broken or somthing it just doesnt make any click sounds nbsp

A:My tower Power button will not work

You could have a defective power switch on the PC case. Test this by using the reset switch as a temporary power switch. The power switch and the reset switch are the same for practical purposes except, of course, the size of the button (on most cases). If the reset switch works and is able to start the PC, then you know the power switch is defective.
 

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A:Asus ROG, In Win show off practical transforming PC tower at Computex

"Practical" is debatable.
 

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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.
 

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A:GPU Temps and Tower Fans

Even 85C for extended periods is fine.
 

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I had a somewhat odd idea of using a case covering somewhat like a pillow case to do such. It gets dirty,take it off & put another one on. Much like an air filter in a car. Does that sound ridicules or not?? Just curious.
 

A:Keeping dust out of a tower

Might keep 80% of the dust out, but not all would be stopped. Could also get in the way of case cooling, by entrapping heat insde.
 

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A:Can i get the full performance of a Gddr5 vga from a G41 motherboard?

Could you please specify what Make and exact model the motherboard is? G41 does not help much. Is it Intel, Gigabyte, MSI, etc... More information is needed before we can help you.
 

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A:(U)SIM full, please delete or else can't receive

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A:Resolution and Color Issues in Full Screen Applications

Take a photo.

Do you have up to date NVIDIA drivers?

Try it with only one TV connected.
 

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A:Can files be recovered after a full format

Almost NEVER :sigh:

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A:Which of these two cases is the coolest?

The ebay one has better airflow and potential, while the red case just dumps air on top of the mobo.

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A:60GB boot SSD full, but don't save anything to it

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A:Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

A tower can have wifi "enabled" if it has a wifi card.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wi-fi-enabled-tower.188891/
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I'm thinking of having the router moved, a booster used or relocationg the router.
I'm currently on DSL . Wi-fi is just an option.TIA
 

A:Laptop Wi-Fi good connection but not tower?

The router should be on the second floor above most of the equipment that it is actually connected to it for the best possible signal strength. I'd guess you're having a driver issue between the different computers, but you're probably gonna tell me that both computers are Windows 7 and have the same driver or something like that.
 

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A:Wireless craziness, dropping packets full bars

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A:Problem recognizing full amount of RAM

You could try opening msconfig>boot>advanced options and make sure "Maximum memory" is unchecked?​
 

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A:Wondering if this will work in my Dell Optiplex GX 280 tower-style PC

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A:HP Tools drive E Windows 7 full

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A:My CPU is over 100C when on full load

It's almost definitely the thermal paste - make sure you clean off any residue before re-applying. Now might be a good time to get an aftermarket HSF also. Even a cheap CM 212 Evo would be much better.
 

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A:Help on building new tower

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A:To scavenge my old tower or not?

Somewhere there is a young and budding computer tech who would love to have that, and improve upon it, if the price is right.

Otherwise, it is always helpful to have a computer in reserve for when things do not go right. on the new one.
 

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A:Computer does not have full power

What are the components and power supply? Over time PSU's lose some ability to output what they did new. They can also just die. Unplugging DVD drives isn't going to give you very much additional power because they only use a couple watts on startup.
 

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A:5870 No boot, fan full speed - kinda works on other mobo - faulty card?

Welcome to the world of custom building lol, my computer has similar problems that if i have had it turned off for more than 5 minutes it will not boot and keeps bluescreen until i do a clean boot with a power drain, my solution to that is do just set the bios on the MB to use a 1W standby and leave it in sleep mode always (reboot it every so often)
 

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A:Building a computer witth a mini-ATX tower

Typo: you listed the monitor twice, once under PSU, Otherwise those parts look fine however even though it is a minitower due to the front mounted power supply that case will support a full ATX motherboard. I would personally recommend a Full ATX motherboard since they offer much more expansion. This is a good option and only costs slightly more, Although If you go with something like this you will get SATA 6gbps, USB 3.0, more memory slots, and a faster chipset.

Also Biostar motherboards are ok but far from the best try to look for boards from Gigabyte, ASUS, or MSI.
 

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A:Is there some sort of handle for cases to make them "portable"?

I am not aware of any - that is what laptops are for. However Cooler Master makes the Storm Scout case with a built in handle on top - but it kind of looks like an old 5 gallon gas can:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119235

Maybe you could invent something a get rich. Might be a demand for something like that - maybe a could of straps that would wrap around the computer and connect to a handle on top where the straps could be synched up. You could leave it on one computer or use it for any computer you wanted to move or lug around.
 

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any takers to the challenge?
 

A:Gaming setup full package for under $2k?

syde said:





I was curious if The Enthusiast's PC was the best setup that can be built for under $2k This includes All hardware and Software. (multiple monitors is a + also)

Strong emphasis on DirectX 11 games and Battlefield 3.

any takers to the challenge?Click to expand...

at this point being this close to a new line of CPU's, the possible performance increase, and the effect on pricing from both sides, I would wait until sept if you can. You might benefit from it greatly.
 

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The display is proper till windows loads, after loading it is gone

Some one please suggest what might be the problem. I have attached the screenshot also
 

A:Monitor display with full of white spots suddenly

that looks like you need to set the resolution and color depth to me.
 

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I was looking at this one (I'm in Australia and it's either eBay or local IT shops):

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A:Cases supporting USB 3.0

Because USB 3.0 is just now beginning to be implemented. Plus, there is a ton of surplus cases with USB 2.0 by the many manufactures still in stock that needs to be moved.

Even brand new offerings from laptop manufactures still only carry USB 2.0 though some are offered with 3.0.

At this point neither AMD or Intel offer native support on their cpus for USB 3.0 though if rumor holds true the new AMD Bulldozer cpus may offer it.

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Hello guys this is my first post in this forum.

I work in IT support, and I came across a problem with someone I work with.

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He has 2 ports on the front, and now when he plugs something into the one that isnt broken, a cooling fan at the top of the computer goes crazy, and it cant be stopped until the computer is shut down, and the USB doesnt register on the computer.

Is this a problem with wires? Or is it just a problem where the ports at the front need replaing all together?

Thanks!
 

A:USB ports makes cooling fan run full speed?

Powah said:





Is this a problem with wires? Or is it just a problem where the ports at the front need replaing all together?Click to expand...

Hard to say at this state.

By "a piece broken off", do you mean Mr. Tony broke the flashstick so that the USB-male is still plugged in, but the drive itself has been detached? Have you removed the piece which is still inside? (It helps ) - also, which OS is the computer running? This is sort of important, as different OS's works (a little) differently regarding the USB-ports.

Currently, it looks like you simply need to remove that piece stuck inside. Although if that doesn't fix the problem (or if there is no piece stuck inside), then probably a connection or two inside the port broke when the flashstick was kicked - resulting in a need for changing the entire port .
 

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A:Mysteriously full hard drive

first run CLEANMGR (start->run->cleanmgr) for the Admin ID and then again for the private user-id (runas /user:whatever cleanmgr)

verify free space and then consider reconfiguring the System Restore to a smaller percentage.
 

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Resolution/aspect ratio

Sounds to me that ether you need to change the resolution in the game or your aspect ratio to match your monitors.
 

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What OS is on the PC.
 

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A:Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive?

If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.

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A:Watching video in full screen mode

:BUMP:
Wow with all the techies out here and I can't get anyone to respond to my question?
GEESH! To add to my question, I should say that I'm reasonably sure my OS is clean and clear of all of the virus/spyware nasties.




Hi, I'm experiencing a problem with watching videos (YouTube and the like) in full screen mode. My system is three years old with all specs in my profile. Specifically the problem is that when I start a video from YouTube or wherever for that matter, and I click on the box giving me the option to watch the video in full screen mode, the video box will attempt to go to full screen then will revert back to the initial box size. What can be tried to correct this?Click to expand...


 

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internal to the PSU and nothing you would recognize if you saw it.
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A:Is there a way to optimize my computer to its full potential

The OS is a bootleg version of Windows XPClick to expand...

Sorry. The use of pirated software is not supported at TechSpot.
 

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A:1TB Samsung Story Station saying it's full at 30GB?

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make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps
 

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A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

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A:How to set 3d hardware acceleration to full?

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Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
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2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
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Current Video Card:

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A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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A:DVD Burners not running at full speed

Might check in device manager to see that they aren't running in PIO mode rather than DMA (think its under the ide controller rather than the drive itself).
 

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A:Sound very low, even though have it up full volume

Can you please give detailed specs/model etc. of your PC to start with?
 

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bump, any ideas?
 

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A:Problems going full screen

Try to use different Video Player. Try to put the drivers you have before getting that problem or simply put an old driver on it to test it.
 

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It is a feature of Windows Media Player, not a fault
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You then need to press "Play" to play it again

Can I also suggest that you try another Media Player > Free VLC Media Player
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Here are two programs to remove temp files:
CCleaner (Note this is the "portable" version)
TFC

Also Jdiskreport
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Hi

where does it say its running at 600 mhz...post a screen shot of the computer properties (control panel>system)
 

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What are you using to test the speeds? It was never a high speed laptop in the first place, but it has always been a darn good and reliable one.

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Be sure you have WXP SP2 installed, but hold back on WXP SP3, as SP3 protects Microsoft, but slows down an already slow laptop.
 

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Hi Corwin,
this might be helpful. you should decide if you want to have a negative pressure flow, or a positive pressure flow. each has its advantages
http://www.xoxide.com/computer-cooling.html
 

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A:PC thinks the flash drive is full when it isn't

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http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx..._id=1&model=P5B+Deluxe&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
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From Page2 here: http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?model=STRIKER II EXTREME&SLanguage=en-us





The VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine is realized through the use of SmartDoctor utility. If your card is not supported by the SmartDoctor utility, you would see this error message. Please workaround this error message by removing the SmartDoctor utility. Please note that by removing the SmartDoctor utility, the VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine will be disabled. But you can still enjoy the rest of EPU-4/6 Engine for saving energy. For a list of VGA cards for EPU-4/6 engine, please refer to the VGA QVL list at this link: http://event.asus.com/mb/six_engine/.Click to expand...

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A:Fresh reformat but my HD is still half full

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A:Need help. Tower won't boot up

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A:2 PSUs in one tower?

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I have an Ultra E-Torque ATX Mid-Tower Case I was wondering if any of you could give me some assistance I am having a problem connecting the front power and led to the mobo an XFX Although I am having problems connecting the cables I did manage to connect everything get the cpu and every thing to power up using the power button on the front panel This is the goal but the same power button isnt working properly to turn the machine off So Im thinking that I dont have the cables hooked up correctly to the mobo I did read on Tiger direct where I purchased the case in a recent review that the cables arent color coded correctly So connection has been a problem I would of contacted the person that posted that but there is no way to do so I am not knowledgeable enough about pcs Torque Tower E & Case Mobo XFX 8200 Ultra ATX Mid to figure this out with out possibly XFX 8200 Mobo & Ultra E Torque ATX Mid Tower Case causing massive damage because this is my first build XFX 8200 Mobo & Ultra E Torque ATX Mid Tower Case and I was wondering if you can give me some assistance in getting my machine powered up correctly I hope someone can aid me in my quest to get my machine running correctly Im running a duel vid card http www tigerdirect com applicat EdpNo amp csid ITD amp body MAIN detailspecs http www tigerdirect com applications SearchTools item-details asp EdpNo amp CatId Thanks nbsp

A:XFX 8200 Mobo & Ultra E Torque ATX Mid Tower Case

I have the same case; the cables are actually pretty simple and can't really cause any kind of massive damage. Basically, your mobo's manual should have a diagram of where each front panel cable is attached to the pins on the motherboard. This includes the power switch, reset button, main LED, and Hard Disk LED. The cable heads and pins are usually labeled and it's just a matter of finding positive [+] and negative [-] connections. Again, your motherboard manual should have a diagram. You can really just screw around with the wires until everything works, the worst that could happen is that it doesn't...
 

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Hi guy,

I just installed window ME, I got a very small display in the centre dose anyone know how do i get the display full screen?

kind regards
Golden
 

A:How do I get the display full screen?

You probably need to install your video card or intergrated video drivers. Doing that should correct the issue.

Look in the device manager and see if you have any yellow ?'s or !'s..To access the device manager do the following:

1:From the Start menu, select Settings, and then Control Panel.

2: Double-click the System icon, and then click the Device Manager tab.

Alternatively, you can do the following:

1: On the desktop, right-click the My Computer icon, and select Properties.

2: Click the Device Manager tab.

*Edit*

System specs can be quite handy to have:
Model/Make of your computer
Motherboard model and make
CPU make/model
RAM ammount and brand
Graphics card make and model (if you have a card and not an intergrated video controller)
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hey out there i am having a little problem my laptop will play video clips like youtube clips in normal mode( when i say normal i mean when it is not in full screen mode.) but when i open full screen mode for the clip it will play for a few seconds then stop and revert back to normal mode. Ummm? could it be a driver. though i did update my drivers. But that didnt work and i rolled them back, and did a system restore to see if i could just get it to work normally. no luck. any help would be appreciated guys.

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me
 

A:Full screen video won't play but normal mode will

Update Flash Player to the latest version:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash

You may also need to change your resolution to the laptop's default setting 1024x768 ?
 

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A:Dual monitors and full screen gaming

There's an option through ntune to make sure you dont get those lag and flickers.
 

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hello. My sister pulled the power cable from the back of the tower while her computer was on, now when i turn it on, the fan is abnormally loud. No image to the monitor what-so-ever. is there a fix to this? thank you =]
 

A:Odd tower issue

Sounds like some stuff got fried. It could be your Mobo. Isolating your hardware might be a good idea in figuring out what got fried. Do you have another graphics that you could swap for the one presently installed?
 

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A:Toshiba Laptop, Not running full potential?

It's the laptops video chip that is the trouble. Can you increase the RAM used by the video chip? This is done in the laptops bios
 

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A:PC doesn't POST, fans at full speed

Well when it boots up are you getting any signal on the screen?
 

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Anyone know what is a good free full Mirc Script?
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With Nice themes?
 

A:What is a good, full mirc script?

I like and use NoNameScript.

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i just restored my computer with the disks it came with because of many problems, and when i finally got it back up the sound isn't working. the sound control in the taskbar isn't even there, and when i try to locate it it says that there are no active mixers available... and i am very confused as to what to do...

help please?
 

A:Just did a full restore on my comp and sound is not working

You require the Sound/Audio drivers for your model of computer and Windows version. You can search for this yourself at your manufactures support web site.

Or

Please put your System Specs in your Profile

If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)
 

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Ok here s the deal I have gigs RAM Windows only reads of it I ve been told this is normal I have an nVidia GeForce GT Superclocked with megs GDDR RAM and the latest drivers I have install Windows full performing XP New potential at not a gig SATA GB s HDD and a GHz Dual Core AMD Athlon X CPU What s really bothering me is I just went back to XP from a long time with Vista which had it s quirks but I kinda liked it atleast it read all gigs of RAM I m trying to use my computer to it s full potential you can imagine with those specs it SHOULD be fast but it s just not up to par I don t know if it s just me I don t think it is because I m not the only one noticing it but it seems to take a lot longer to do anything Before Pre Vista XP installs and even with Vista folders displayed instantly now it takes up to a second to display a folder and it s contents This doesn t seem like much but I move around a lot and it adds up to a lot of waiting I used to be able to play Halo at FPS with max settings in x resolution now I can t play Halo at even FPS and I need to use FRAPS to record stuff sometimes at fps it drops to fps while recording and skips around It shouldn New Windows XP install not performing at full potential t be the disk access because I ve played the game enough that the relevant information should be resident in memory I just went through the process of isolating New Windows XP install not performing at full potential my computer and unistalling programs and I m defraggng too but it s not New Windows XP install not performing at full potential really helping I know I don t have a virus because I have a clean install of XP just a few days ago and AVG free version What else could be causing such a dramatic loss of performance It s really frustrating to have put almost into my computer and to have it crapping out this badly Does anyone have any suggestions maybe some tools that I can run to diagnose any performance hits Thank you Oh P S I make sure to kill any TSR programs and processes running that are not directly needed for what I m doing BEFORE I play Halo the only thing I keep running is FRAPS which uses approx megs of RAM and CPU at the moment Please help nbsp

A:New Windows XP install not performing at full potential

I'd suggest taking out 2 Gig of Ram, and test again.

You may also want to run CCleaner (it does help sometimes)
And also confirm you have all the latest Xp drivers loaded including MS Security Updates
 

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I have Gigs of DDR PC- RAM sticks of it are A-Data they advertise to run at mhz I believe this is them http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E The other are PNY that also advertise on the packaging to run at mhz I think this is them only mine have heat spreaders http www bestbuy com site olspage jsp skuId amp type product amp id There are problems one is that Windows XP Media Center x not speed full being and running RAM recognized, fully not so -bit is RAM not being fully recognized, and not running full speed only recognizing gigs in system properties The other thing is that when I run CPU-z it tells me that the RAM is only running at mhz average It reports the PNY sticks as running at mhz and the A-Data running at mhz Both however say they are capable of mhz Here is a picture of my mobo s RAM slots http claninfectionist com images misc untitled jpg RAM not being fully recognized, and not running full speed And one of the RAM installed http claninfectionist com images misc untitled jpg I just recently installed XP Media Center over Vista but Vista I had bit recognized all gigs though it also reported them running slower than Is there anything I can do anout this or should I just stop complaining that I m losing a few hundred megahertz Thank you in advance EDIT Here is a picture of all the parts in my computer I didn t have one of just the RAM modules but you can see them http claninfectionist com images misc untitled jpg nbsp

A:RAM not being fully recognized, and not running full speed

You might not have anything wrong. 32 bit operating systems, whether XP or Vista, will not recognize the full 4GB of RAM, a 64 bit OS will. The 3.25GB is about right.

Keep in mind your RAM is DDR2. DDR is double data rate so it will be reported in the BIOS and CPU-Z at about half of its rated speed.
 

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