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Changing Processors

Q: Changing Processors

I'm about to get computer but i'm wondering if its possible to upgrade the processor that it has. I don't know that much about adding new things to computers so if someone could help it'd be great.

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A: Changing Processors

Without knowing anything about the computer, that's impossible to answer.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/changing-processors.611397/
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A:GPU & CPU Usage Drops & Bios Changing it self

Have you tried changing the cmos battery? The bios will not hold settings if the battery is bad.
 

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A:Changing my jack back to a microphone

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A:Weird problem after changing my PSU

Any suggestion ? HELLOOOO?anybody's home?game time..
 

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A:How to "Load Balance" without changing the IP?

Let me preface by saying....taking two circuits and using them at the same time, even with protocol management from the LB is most likely not worth the effort.

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A:Changing from WEP to WPA

Do you have both, a device and a wireless access point that supports WPA? WPA2 is what you want for the best protection. Before you can setup WEP/WPA/WPA2, you must have both reciever and transmitter that supports the encryption.
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A:Processors: Can speed be increased?

Depends on your specs and what you mean by increase.

Some processors are unlocked and can be over-clocked by increasing the processor frequency multiplier (which is multiples of the system bus frequency). This only effects the stability of the processor if clocked to high.

Many systems even if the processor is not unlocked, can still be overclocked by increasing the system bus frequency. Changing this frequency effects everything in the system, which can cause system instability with anything.
System builders will lock both system bus and frequency multiplier, by customizing the system BIOS. Limiting the BIOS is the number one reason, I do not like prebuilt systems.

 

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A:Problem with changing WD external harddrive case

Is the new case powered in the same way as the old case? If yes, I would return the case.
 

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A:Changing graphics card on an all-in-one PC

You will have to look the case over carefully to figure out how to open it. There are plenty of low-profile PCIe cards out there to choose from
 

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A:Changing from a cached drive to an SSD and a platter drive

Best way - pull the data from the drives, then format them. Put data back on.

But, yeah, your suggestion should work too. Just watch out for the duplicate MBR entries upon boot.
 

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A:Intel Core i5/i7 processors in my Compaq laptop?

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A:Changing IP address

turn the modem off and on?
 

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A:Stop laptop from changing screen brightness when plugging in

Which OS are you on? Say you were on Windows 7 there is a setting to change the brightness, but some laptops don't work with these settings.
 

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A:Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

Well, to answer you're first question, yes, that motherboard supports that type of RAM.

I cannot, however, understand why you would purchase DDR2 ram. You will not be able to find a whole lot of DDR2 compatible motherboards for sale, and even less core 2 processors. I highly recommend you return that RAM, and get current DDR3 RAM along with a current generation Motherboard and CPU.

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Thanks
 

A:Changing motherboard and processor

Its always a good idea to fresh install when changing motherboards. A fresh install will minimize any issues that could arise from different hardware configurations. I've also heard that Windows setup detects an SSD and optimizes Windows for use with the SSD.

You should also keep in mind, an OEM license for Windows is not be transferable to a new motherboard. The motherboard is the one component that constitutes a new machine. OEM installs are bound to the motherboard they are activated on.
 

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A:Changing graphics card on an all-in-one PC

It's pretty much impossible to change graphics cards on AIO PC's, you can't just plug in a normal PCI-E desktop GPU. Unfortunately that's one of the downsides of buying them.
 

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A:Blank screen after changing CPU and RAM

Your motherboard is not compatible with ddr3 memory.? Did you check your motherboards specs before purchasing the memory and CPU? Post the make and model of your motherboard. This way someone help you out.
 

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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

Hey, so I took a quick look at your list. Your Motherboard does support one PCIe card, so you should be able to install the 6950 just fine.
my chief concern however, is that the 6950 is a very long card, and I'm worried it may not fit in your small dell case. So I'd take some measurements to see if it fits, before buying anything.
the installation of the PSU and GPU should be fine, I myself have done the exact same thing in my brother's dell (installed new PSU and GPU), and it has been working fine ever since.
Also If you have a few extra dollars, Id look into getting at least a 600W power supply, just to be safe, because the 6950 OC edition will suck quite a bit of power, and I'd rather have a bit more breathing room whereas 520W is cutting it a bit close. thats' up to you though, it should still run fine with your chosen PSU.
 

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A:Video issues with changing resolution

What have you done regarding graphics drivers? Have you tried to install the latest that is appropriate for each card?
 

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A:Does Intel Dual Core processors supports 1600MHz RAM?

t3chn0vamp said:





So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

Thats all you need to know, the CPU is irrelevant for selecting memory. The CPU never has dictated the type of memory used. The motherboard either supports the memory or it doesn't.
 

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A:Worries about changing batteries

Not sure whether you're replacing the rechargeable or the coin battery, either way, save your files then shutdown your computer properly and proceed w/ the change-out. You won't lose anything.

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Can you supply us with the full scenario please?
 

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A:Unable to start after changing HDD

Nothing shows on the monitor at all? If so, try replacing the power supply first
 

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A:Changing jack headset properties

You mentioned you plugged the headphones into your keyboard. Could you provide the details of your motherboard?
 

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A:Changing video card

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A:Variables not changing in program on TI-82

i doubt that this is the right section for this but anyway... try contacting the manufacturer and see if they can help you or google
 

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You still looking at your original $200 budget mate?

If so, this is considerably under your budget:

GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99 (with $10.00 rebate) from Newegg.

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A:AMD processors limited to 1066MHz memory speed?

AMD CPU's have the memory controller built into them. Faster memory will just have the speed of it set to what the memory controller can support.

So if the memory works at 1300Mhz, but the controller only supports 1066Mhz, then the 1300Mhz memory will just slow down to 1066Mhz.

But Dell only says that the speed of the memory will be limited on those CPU's only if all 4 ram slots are filled with memory. Unless you will be upgrading the memory in the system when you get it, you dont need to worry about it.

Hope this helps.
 

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Go to add/remove programs in the control panel and delete all HP related stuff except the HP device driver itself
 

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Yes this can be resolved two ways
Address reservation and Static IP address assignment.

The former is much easier but I need the make/model number of your router to give HOW-TO details - - -
 

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A:AMD-V and Intel-VT processors

Most of the Intel Xeon processors would be suitable for this:
http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=594

Most (if not all) Opterons from AMD would support virtualization as well.

If you don't need a server CPU, there are plenty of desktop CPU's that support this technology as well.
 

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thanks
any help would be much appreciated
 

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Are you refering to the tab (that swings up to release) on the connector the ribbon sits in?

If so, the tab needs to be up in order for the ribbon cable to be inserted fully, and its then pushed down so its flush with the ribbon.

I've also renamed the title of your thread to something more suitable, as this will help you get better assistance from others.
 

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and yes ive tried to start in safemode but same message comes :/

so yes i need help!
 

A:Black screen after changing refresh rate

Hi Pot
Welcome to Techspot.

Is there an auto button on your monito? Try turning the monitor off then back on and also try hitting the auto button. Sometimes this resets the monitor.

Do you have integrated graphics on your mobo? If you do unplug the graphics card plug your monitor onto you mobo and try rebooting.

You should be able to uninstall the graphics drivers and ATI Catalyst Center.

This should re-set the monitor for you and correct the refresh rate. Once uninstalled plug the graphics card back in re-install the software and see if that corrects the problems.


Hope this helps
James
 

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Do you know which CPU you have in your machine? I believe those came with Core2Duo E6400's at one point.
 

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Windows XP is not capable of running SATA drives as either AHCI (single drive SATA mode) or SATA RAID without installing the proper drivers during the OS install. You would be instructed to "Press F-6", then insert the drivers with a floppy drive.

Bottom line, you would have to install the OS clean to do what you want to do, no exceptions.

You cannot change the drive mode with the OS installed in either Vista or Win 7 either, but the driver situation is a bit easier to deal with.

I don't think the RAID 1 or 0 should be an issue. RAID 1 is a mirroring (backup) strategy, and RAID 0 splits data between 2 (or more drives) for speed of access. Truth to tell, RAID 0 really isn't any good by itself, too unreliable to protect sensitive data. You really need to run RAID 0 & 1 together, This is sometimes referred to as "RAID 5".

If you can be talked out of RAID altogether, you can run your new HDDs as is, by selecting "IDE" emulation in the BIOS. Most sources state that there is very little to no speed penalty for doing it this way.

Anyway, you would need to go to the board manufacturers website for the SATA drivers. I didn't Google your board. Does it even have a RAID capable SATA controller?

Incidentally, those WD "Green" drives are the worst possible choice for RAID. As I understand it, their "energy saving" self-throttling behavior, will cause them fall out of RAID, and generate a bunch or errors and messages in doing so.

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I'm running an intel core 2 duo 2.33 ghz with 4mb shared cache and I know the price tag on my processor is much more.
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In the end I'm building my friend an everyday computer for mostly browsing the net no serious gaming of any sort so this AMD is looking like a sweet grab
 

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Sempron is the Celeron of AMD. Can't compare it to a core2duo regardless of speed.
 

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Consider reading this article.
 

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A:Can somebody tell me what processors my system is compatible with?

Pentium 4: 800 FSB, 512 Mb L2 Cache, Hyper threading ( 8 different CPU's)

2.60GHz sSpec SL6WH, SL6WS
2.80GHz sSpec SL6WJ, SL6WT, SL6Z5
3.00GHz sSpec SL6WU, SL6WK, SL7BK

Pentium 4: 533 FSB, 512 Mb L2 Cache, Hyper threading ( 6 different CPU's)

3.06GHz sSpec SL6JJ, SL6SM, SL6K7, SL6QC, SL6S5, SL6PG

Here for your spec sheet
http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...rTPEUn&sig=AHIEtbTh_JSlSWN3Wt6LCpDAQbGafoE6NQ

To match the Processor to the sSpec code go here (I've already done it for you -see above-but if you want addition details this is the URL
http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=All&ProcFam=483&SearchKey=
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bump for an answer
 

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your raid volumes should not be affected by the upgrade. they are a separte volume from the boot and system volumes. all of the data SHOULD still be there.
 

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Setting up a secure network is fairly easy, unfortunately the steps vary by router manufacturer, and model.
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Linksys

D-Link
 

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A:IP Changing Problem

TechSpot does not help with the activity you request.
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i have tried to solve 2 wireless problems before here but to no avail
Ill try discussing another problem.

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what is this!?!?!
 

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likely you have connected to multiple hotspots (or any number of friends) WiFi sites
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with the WiFi active there should be a wifi icon in the system tray. click on it to
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You do know that most users just have 1 hard drive

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VGA :

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dude, big price difference between the i7 and the qx. narrow down your budget.

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shamanking said:





Hello, I'm planning to change a new hard disk drive.Click to expand...

If you read this over, you'll realize it doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense.

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Just a quick one really im getting a new SATA HD when in the next few weeks of so, i know its gonna be over 750GB but that all i know atm. Anyhow just in your opinion what the best way of changing the hard drive from an old ATA to the new one and keeping the old Vista install. Ive got it set up how i like it and it seems to be going good so how can i keep it.

Thanks
 

A:Changing hard drive and keeping install

Imaging: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post664079-2.html
That's the easiest way

The best way would be to re-install clean
 

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A:Changing mobo: when do I clean reinstall Windows XP?

I don't think so.Just connect the current HD as Primary Master and
Check your mbd boot options to make it first.
A new HD is the only reason i see for a new install,but can be set as Secondary.
BTW Installing these devices requires an experienced user as there are
settings in the bios to do first.
Get a Motherboard Manual and CD
 

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any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks for your help.
 

A:Time keeps changing on WM6, samsung omnia...

found the solution, there is a bug in the Nav N Go iGo8 software. apparently whenever you open and close iGo8, it will set the system clock according to the time in the program. the program's clock can be set, but will not save upon exit. the solutions is...

Just add this to your Storage Card\iGO8\Sys.txt


[timezone]
sync_os_timezone=0
reset_os_timezone=0

this will enable you to save the time within the iGo software, and once your WM system clock and your iGo clock are in sync... no more issues.

cheers.
 

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A:Compatibility between processors and video cards

OK, the monitor plugs into the video card, not the motherboard. cpu/gpu compatability is rarily and issue. Lets consider it non existant. Unless you're trying to shove a pci E card into an agp slot, somehow(If you have one of those old chipsets and sockets that uses prescott(int) or athlon k8(amd) processors.
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A:Changing Hard Drives

The hard drive should state which interface it is on top but this can be easier identified by what cables are attached to it. IDE interface uses a "ribbon-like" cabling system that is wider while SATA uses a more condensed cable, typically red or black, and smaller connectors on the motherboard. In order to copy all of the data to the new drive you would need both drives installed in the system at once. If you have room for 2 drives, you wouldn't have to worry about your Windows installation; you could just move your personal stuff to the new, bigger drive.
 

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A:Intel Quad processors and future PC games

Yah i will support it...
 

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It kinda depends on what chipset you go with rather than the processor type. For example, if you buy a PC or motherboard with an Intel chipset, rather than an nVidia chipset, you should buy ATI because of greater compatibility. Also, Intel's chipsets support ATI Crossfire technology while nVidia chipsets support SLI. I would imagine that the new i7 processors would perform better on a native Intel chipset over nVidia but that's my two cents. It doesn't look like either graphics corp. is going to succeed over the other any time soon so it's anyone's guess as to who comes out on top, if that even happens...
 

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all the newer p4s use hyper-threading to simulate 2 cores but its not very useful. no you only have one core running at 3.2 ghz
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3642161&CatId=3670

i have no idea if its compatible and if its not can you find me one that is?

i have a pentium 4 processor 1.25 gb of ram and an x300 graphics card ( terrible right)

thanks for the help


usu
 

A:Dimension 5100 changing graphics card.

I found your Specs here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/en/sm/specs1.htm#wp1052310

And some info and specs for the card (link you posted) here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3642161&CatId=3670

To be very safe about all this, if I were you I'd contact Dell and ask them
 

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2. There are different types of dual cores for example, right? How do you know whats best? What the max ghz on a dual core?

3. Theres tons of different companies selling PC's, what are some good ones today. I see a lot of eMachines, acers, gateways, dells, any of them good?

Im not buying anything, just wondering...

Thx
 

A:CPUs (Processors)

Unfortunately, comparing processors isn't like it used to be; in fact, not only have the done away with labeling processors by their speed in ghz, if you grab a bestbuy or any comparable circular, they don't even tell you the specific processor anymore, just something like 'dual core,' After heat and power consumption increased drastically as the cpu manufacturers tried pushing toward 3 ghz, they went down another route and started re-engineering the designs of their processors at their current speeds and manufacturing sizes.

so you might want to do a little research if you do think of buying in the future. There's dual and quad core's now (and triple cores with AMD from what I understand) but I'm not sure as to the specifics; perhaps someone can elaborate.

Personally I shy away from buying pre-fabbed comps and prefer building one myself, but if you're not familiar with doing so and have no interest in the literally hundreds of hours you'll put into research, familiarizing yourself with them, troubleshooting strange problems, etc., I'd stay away from it. I can't really recommend any company though as I'm really not too familiar with them. But one of the best things I can think of doing is looking up tech support problems and nightmare cases with the different companies. You don't want to fall into the same holes others have fell into. So, although again you said you're not buying, always google the models you have in mind (this goes for any tech product of course) and see what problems others have had.

This is a little old, but still informative:
tomshardware.com/charts/processors/3d-studio-max-9,369.html
choose the benchmark from the drop-down menu uptop

For recent prices:
sharkyextreme.com/guides/WCPG/article.php/3758146
also useful are the reviews and the buyers guide down the left hand side of the menu

also, anandtech.com is a good website
 

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This is the motherboard I'm interested in:
MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

This is the processor I'm interested in:
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Is it possible to change the processor in the Emachines T6410 if I purchase and install a new motherboard? And will the products I mentioned be compatible with this computer? (Sorry if this is a dumb question; I don't know much about this kind of thing)
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Changing motherboards on Emachines

Start reading here:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic28715-7.html
 

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A:BSOD after changing RAM

All bar one are blaming SYMEVENT.SYS, which belongs to Norton AV. Uninstall it and see if the crashes stop. You'll need to use the following to remove it completely. http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

BugCheck F4, {3, 9ece0800, 9ece094c, 822aa570}
Probably caused by : SYMEVENT.SYS ( SYMEVENT+141a9 )
 

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I have a ASUS PDGT-LA [HP Goldfish3].

I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06Ghz 533 Mhz FSB 64-bit Processor.

Would upgrading to a 640 or a 630 be worth the $100?

What processors are compatible with my board?

Thanks in Advance,
Tim
 

A:Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are Compatible With My Board?

Socket: LGA775
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors

Lots more info from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?&cc=us&docname=c00361570
 

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I changed my case and psu, made it all very tidy, using lots of cable ties and when i powered up, no output was displayed on my monitor.

Specs:
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RAM: 1GB Corsair
MOBO: ASRock P4i65G
Graphics: ATi Radeon Sapphire X1650 Pro AGP
PSU: Coolmaster 460
Monitor: Benq FP93GWa

Things i have tried:
Changing back to old PSU
Trying onboard graphics
Different Monitors Old Relisys 14" TFT
Different Graphics Card - ATi Radeon 9200
Using older MOBO - ASUS P4P800-E
Stripped it down to the bare, nothing but CPU and onboard graphics
Reset CMOS

Was previously dual booting XP/Ubuntu fine until i changed the case. Anyone got any ideas? Dont want to buy loads of new components, I just spent a lot getting upgrades for that dying system and getting a laptop.

*skratches head*
 

A:No output after changing case

I ran it outside of the case and it worked! Thanks!

Just finished putting it back in the case and its working. Not sure why though. Strange, its been giving me a head ache for the past two days and that worked and its installing windows right now.

Once again. Thanks!
 

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It's not possible for you to change your Internet IP to a US IP, because your Internet IP is provided by your ISP in your country this being the Philippines, so whatever site you connect to your ISP will be able to track your activity as well as websites logging data on how many people are visiting the site from certain countries.
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Thanks,
Rickman45.
 

A:CD - DVD Drive Changing faceplate colors

Yes standard mat black - no problems
Yes check the DVD manufacture label, and go to their site to order a new face plate.

Just paint it ! (obviously remove the cover first) Leave to dry, then refit
 

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You can run this reputable online check http://www.powerleap.com/downloads/exe/InSPECS.exe
You must allow full access if prompted

This is Not spyware or anything like that, it basically tells you all that is on your system. and then if you click the processor (CPU) on LHS it will tell you what the maximum CPU is that you can install.

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A:Changing CD's not recognized by CD drive

Make an uninstall list with HijackThis and i will be able to see if there is an installed program that could be the cause.

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A:Changing internet connection

Your new modem looks as if it is a router as well so it will take the place of a small switch as well - you need to add any username and password to the settings and enable the firewall. Don't forget to disable the firewall on the network connection on the PC - too many firewalls spoil the broth.
 

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A:Always reinstall software after changing mobo ?

Hi boblite and welcome to TechSpot.:wave:

Doing a windows repair may work.
 

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I added this week an additional hard drive (Seagate 500 GB) as a slave drive (F. I would like to make this new drive the boot drive for my system since the C: drive is 7 years old. Which is the least painful approach to proceed? Windows XP is my operating system.

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Halo
 

A:Changing Boot Drive

Just change the boot device priority in the bios, its as simple as that.

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A:Changing Laptop Video Card?

Most likely it won't be upgradable, as laptop graphics are currently proprietary and usually not upgradable.

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thanks in advance
 

A:which processors i can use on an LGA 775 socket

You've just answered your own question.
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Only the newest C2D CPU's have 1333MHz FSB, so any Core 2 Duo except the E6X50 series will work.
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A:crash when changing screen resolution and other problem

You have improperly partitioned the hard drive during the XP reintall. You will have to partition the hard drive and reinstall Windows. You need to download and install the latest Nvidia Gforce drivers for your video card. Doing these things will solve your problems
 

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