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Old Software, Database on File Server, Upgrade to XP, Runs slow

Q: Old Software, Database on File Server, Upgrade to XP, Runs slow

OK the problem we are having is we have this really old accounting software We were running all Windows machines before upgrading to XP last week The way the software works is that it is installed individually on each computer but it points to Database File Old XP, Server, to Software, Upgrade Runs on slow a mapped network drive on another XP pro quot file server Old Software, Database on File Server, Upgrade to XP, Runs slow quot to get the database information such as customer list etc On the quot file server quot the program opens closes switches users etc fast On the machines it worked fast as well The problem is that right now the other workstations are extremely slow when opening the software closing the software and switching company names we have two company profiles on this software Once you are in the software it is fine Any idea what may be causing this and how to fix it Here are the basic specs XP Pro machines File server has an AMD X Processor GB memory XP Pro GB Hard drive Workstations have AMD processor mb gb hard drive xp pro All are set to automatically obtain IPs from the router Let me know if you have any other questions about our setup and if you have any suggestions Thanks alot guys nbsp

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A: Old Software, Database on File Server, Upgrade to XP, Runs slow

An update for you. We put back in the old 98 server and left the other 5 XP workstations and it worked fine. What is wrong with XP?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-software-database-on-file-server-upgrade-to-xp-runs-slow.565404/
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A:RAM Upgrade

If you are planning on using the current RAM also than you should stick with same RAM manufacture. You will have less issues that way. Without knowing exactly what your motherboard make and model is (G41 does not supply enough information about whom the manufacture is and what model), I am unsure how many RAM slots you have total and how many are in use). Try this link (Newegg - GSkill RAM) and you can choose which one fits your budget.
 

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I have a Dell inspiron n4010.
I went to crucial's website and did the system scan. The scan said that this would fit my needs.

Unfortunately, crucial doesn't ship to me. I'm forced to look elsewhere. I looked for something similar on another store's website. My question to all the experts out there is: will 2 of these work with my laptop and get me the 8gb of ram I need?
thanks for the help!
 

A:Quick ram upgrade question

Yes. The specs are exactly the same. Over the years I have used both Kingston and Crucial many times for memory upgrades and both are excellent.

You can also do a memory scan at Dell's own website. Just don't buy what they offer because they'll tell you to only buy genuine Dell memory blah, blah, blah. The Kingston will do you quite fine.
 

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A:My friends can't connect to my Minecraft server

You need to forward some ports (router settings) and then open incoming port in your firewall (OS settings). Start here.
 

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Check and make sure all the connectors are the same as the ones you have

I'm not certain if the image above is what you have but I'm thinking it is.

Image above looks to have:

1x 20pin+4pin (ATX Power)

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A:SSD slow read rate 264mb/sec

There's a known issue with SSD storage:

SSDs degrade in performance overtime - -
​DON'T run benchmarks and you don't need defrag either.
 

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A:Upgrade my video card

Forgot to note, board has an Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3 GHz 8192 RAM
 

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Sorry.
No matter what others think about W10.
THIS is not a reason for an upgrade, if one has a choice.
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A:Need advice on what to upgrade

The i5 is considered the so-called sweetspot for gaming and since games are gpu intensive I would upgrade the gpu first.

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, Make and wattage output of your power supply?
 

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A:Upgrade laptop

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A:GPU Upgrade Acer X3995?

Here is a related topic

http://community.acer.com/t5/2014-Archives/x3995-Video-card-upgrade/td-p/199945

edit:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2053938




Indeed, I thought initially that it was a EFI problem but the problem is simply a graphic driver issue with the graphic card GeForce 605.Click to expand...

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A:Emachines D525 processor upgrade

You can change your hd for ssd at least 100 GB . Buy a case for external HD, and use the original hd of her machine, as the same external hd . replace the memory of 1 GB for a 2 GB . Your D525 will be very fast.
 

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A:CPU/Mobo upgrade for non gaming

WorldFamousWiz said:





EDIT: my only requirement is that the motherboard must be full ATX, since I do not want to replace the case!Click to expand...

If you do indeed have a full ATX case, it will fit mATX as well as miniITX motherboards.

What exactly is your budget?

Newegg has kits anywhere from $100 to $800. - http://www.newegg.com/DIY-PC-Combos/PromotionStore/ID-33/Page-6

These are nice kits for around $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1658471
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2142046
I know you said you didn't want to replace the case but for around 300 this is not a bad deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2142387
You can find lower prices at Tigerdirect with smaller bundles. - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=14
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A:CPU Upgrade

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A:Upgrade question

The AMD E-300 (codename Zacate) is a dual core processor for small notebooks and netbooks. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single ...Click to expand...

It appears you have a portable device that likely doesn't have upgrade options. If your device maker doesn't list upgrade options on their website, you can likely scratch this idea.

Portables (Phones, Tablets, Netbooks, and Notebooks) are not designed with upgrading in mind. They are small and very limited with cooling capabilities. And most of the time everything is integrated in small form factors and can not be replaced.
 

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A:PC Upgrade

Did u do a fresh install of windows? It is advised to do so!
 

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A:Bulid servers for Game-Server

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I was researching online about the CS:GO server requirements and came across this forum post and they linked to this dedicated server wiki page. Since Garry's Mod, CS:GO, and TF2 run on the same engine, the requirements should technically be the same. Minecraft isn't really too demanding either so you should be fine basing the server on Source games. Here are the requirements for a Minecraft server. It seems to me like the servers don't need much horsepower.

Here is another useful forum thread that will provide the best insight.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bulid-servers-for-game-server.208926/
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I have the Medion Erazer X6817 with the following hardware:

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Some Additional Facts:

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A:Hardware Upgrade to fix low FPS?

If you can upgrade your RAM to 8 gigs that might help; it seems to be the sweet spot for gaming. Otherwise Dota 2 is not that demanding on hardware.

As one who is experiencing League of Legends disconnects I have found through the help of jobeard and Rage_3K_Moiz that it probably has to do with my internet connection. Here are 2 that I ran (both are safe) to check for Packet Loss:

http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/
http://www.dslreports.com/pingtest
 

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GTX 780ti HoF
8 GB RAM Corsair vengeance

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Suggestions?

Thanks!
 

A:Upgrade CPU or go SLI?

First, before investing anymore $ what are the publisher's recommended specs for Battlefront 3?

Second, there is some spirited debate whether or not the performance increase using SLI or Crossfire is really worth the cash layout. Personally, IMO, the cost compared to actual performance increase isn't worth it.

Third, the i5 is the sweet-spot for gaming.

* So find out first what the recommended specs are and take it from there...
 

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A:Should I upgrade my Power Supply?

Try this out; http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
 

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A:My friends get disconnected to my Minecraft server

Okay, that is a legit issue. Your external IP address is provided by your Internet Service Provider. It seems as if they either have it set to switch IP addresses constantly, or they're doing that just to you to prevent you using a server unless you pay more money for a static IP. My local provider refreshes my IP very rarely, but I have had it happen in the past and it did confuse me for a bit. Call up your ISP about the problem, and see if you can figure out a way to stop it. I wouldn't imagine it adding too much more to your internet bill, but I honestly don't know.
 

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MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP SLI G-SYNC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127832
 

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A:CPU upgrade question

Socket details:

Pentium 4 3.00Ghz is LGA775
Pentium 4 1.6Ghz is PPGA478
That is two different architectures.

Specs for Dell Dimension 2400




Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.2 or 2.4 GHz
internally and 400 MHz externally, or 2.266, 2.4,
2.53, 2.66, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz internally and 533 MHz
externally.

Intel Celeron that runs at 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
2.6, or 2.7 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally.Click to expand...

Please note this would be PPGA478 architecture not LGA775.

What CPU is currently in the computer?

.
 

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A:Proxy server not responding

Never mind, I researched microsoft's website and reset ie settings to solve the problem,
 

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here are the specs, any suggestions?

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5399488

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Unfortunately most laptops do not have the option of replacing components. Your options for this HP Laptop is: upgrading your RAM to 8GB (or more depending on how much max RAM the laptop allows) & changing the Hard Drive from the 5400 rpm to either a 7200 rpm or better yet a SSD. Laptops are not component swappable like the Desktop computers are. Most laptops have parts soldered in on the motherboard. You might be able to eliminate some "Lag" with the RAM and Hard Drive changes, but if you are looking for a drastic improvement, I would suggest a laptop more suited for gaming.
 

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Problem solved, runned some anti-malaware programs and cleaned my computer.
 

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A:Computer very slow. Choppy video and audio playback from browsers

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A:Programs are slow to respond

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A:Upgrade GPU

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A:Best way to set up local and remote user with Server 2012

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A:SSD upgrade for Dell Inspiron 2330, is it possible?

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A:Friend needs to upgrade GPU

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/pegatron-corporation-1-01-benicia-motherboard-specs/

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C
 

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Has anyone any advice on this? :/
 

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A:Internet suddenly slow and pages not loading completely

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A:Not sure what to upgrade this Christmas...

What is the make and model of your current motherboard?
 

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Here's what computer I have:
Compaq Presario PC SR5601P
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4400
Dual-Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB
Hard drive: 250 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics
Windows Vista SP 1

Thanks!
 

A:Unsure of what graphics card my computer can upgrade to

Sims 4 System Requirements & your PC system results

For Sims 4 according to the link above, your CPU GPU and memory is lacking for even the minimum system specs. We can recommend a GPU, but that's not all you need if you plan on playing Sims 4. And if you get a stronger GPU, chances are you will also need a stronger PSU. If 300W's is all you have for power, you are limited to sub $100 graphic cards. Which would be fine for Sims 4, but then you also have a CPU and memory that needs upgrading.
 

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A:Slow video playback on specific sites

Yeah it's probably you GPU, try viewing the videos in lower quality.
 

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A:CPU upgrade

Not trying to discourage you, but have you ever replaced a motherboard in a laptop before? I have and it certainly was a pain to get done correctly. Honestly, if you do not have much experience doing these types of things, your best bet is to buy a newer laptop. Laptops and Desktops are almost two different worlds when it comes to hardware. Changing hardware out on a desktop is easier because you have more room, whereas laptops are compact and compressed down and much more difficult to swap out parts (especially Motherboards and CPUs because they have to be compatible with the laptop casing so that you do not have spacing or heating issues). You also might run into the problem that the hardware might not connect properly to the new motherboard (ie. Laptop Monitor wires not able to connect). Again, I'm not trying to discourage you, but if you want the change to be as easy as possible, you should look for a replacement motherboard that will work as a direct swap out to the old one.
 

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A:Upgrade question with only a $600 budget

Does your current system not support SLI?

And does you PSU provide enough power for the two 660Ti?
 

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A:Building a Server PC

Servers don't need heavy hitting processors. The primary resources are memory, networking and file I/O

The 120GB drive is minimally acceptable, although if I were building a server, I would have at least two drives,
one for the server and the other for the data being served. Performance would be better and either drive could be
replaced/upgraded without disrupting the other - - also improves your backup media consumption.

Let's talk networking. Is this a private server for just LAN connected users or do you intend to have Internet connected players?

* hosting server of 20-30 people * in a lan based server says you will need a good switch connected to the router for wired users OR an access point for wireless

* I suspect you are intending a public server with Internet users {upgrade the system to support more players}.
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A:Nvidia vs. AMD: Features and Software

ETF Soldier said:





Just to be clear, I want NO ARGUMENTS. This is a reasonable discussion.

The conflict between the two major GPU developers is as old as I remember, and while the obvious answer in which is better depends on how much you want to spend and various subtleties in manufacturing and releases, the two generally leapfrog each other with every release, I want to discuss what, in terms of software support, features and game coding, each has over the other.

Lets start with what almost everybody knows:

Nvidia release drivers every time there's an actual update, not the regular monthly update that AMD tend to do, and while this probably results in better updates, it can mean a long time between problems getting fixed (waiting for small fixes because a big bug takes a long time to patch).
Nvidia have also developed the V-sync for monitors, which I barely know anything about - kind of the point of this thread, a can anyone shed light on how this performs? (I'll update this top post as others provide feedback)
AMD's Mantle technology is becoming more and more widespread in new releases, especially as AMD make more deals with game developers. While my AMD GPU is too old to benefit from the Mantle updates, it is doing well in trying to convince me to get AMD as my next card as well. Again, can anyone provide feedback on how the newer AMD cards perform on the Mantle-enabled games?
Cheers guys.Click to expand...

Firstly I think both companies release drivers at pretty regular intervals at this point, every major game release at least entitles a beta driver minimum.

Your speaking about G-Sync I believe. It works very well for what it is which makes the monitor and GPU communicate together to change the refresh of the monitor live to match the output FPS in order to keep the game seeming as smooth as possible with no lag, frame tears, etc. Its an excellent piece of technology but you pay a 250+ dollar premium for a monitor with it minimum. Right now DisplayPort 1.2a added this to the VESA standard so now it can be done on monitors without the specific G-SYNC module however AMD is the only one to support this in the future when they start appearing but its still going to require some work from the monitor companies. G-Sync is awesome for high resolution and high refresh setups where stability is a bit harder to achieve.

BF4 with Mantle and surround going (Ill have my Asus UHD monitor today to try) is able to maintain easy 60 FPS ultra and thief is the same way. Those are the only two mantle games I have tried as I have not gotten around to getting one other game that supports it.
 

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A:USB keyboard and mouse not working after upgrade

Create and boot from a Knoppix Live CD (just google to find and download the ISO). If USB still doesn't work when you boot from knoppix, you know it must be either hardware or BIOS issue.
 

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I can't help you with your problem, but to get the correct help you need fast, it would help if you made your titles pertaining to your question. Rather than just "helpp", for future reference.
 

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Does anyone know anything on the subject?
 

A:CM Hyper 212 Plus to Corsair H60 - worth the upgrade?

Alpha Gamer said:





I'm considering the upgrade above. The problem is all the reviews on both coolers were made with different cpus at different overclocking settings. I even tried to narrow the comparisons to a common denominator, like the intel stock cooler, which is sometimes present in most reviews, but even then, different cpus were used, making the info not that reliable. After some reading, I understood that the H60 is more silent and, obviously, occupies much less space, win-win situation. But regarding the performance, the info is rather cloudy.

Does anyone know anything on the subject?Click to expand...

Personally I have played with H60's and Hyper212's and they both offer very similar performance. I would not count that as a worth upgrade except if you want a more silent system because the Hyper212 is already such an excellent air cooler and the H60 is kinda a low end liquid cooler.

Based on my experience, the same clock on the same chip result in the H60 (The only time I tested something like this was on a Phenom II X6 1100T at 4.0ghz) being a tad bit more silent, but the overclocking headroom remains the same for the most part (Within margin of error).

If you really want to move to Liquid cooling or upgrade for better clocks and a more silent system. Either an H80 style cooler or H100i (Or a likes AIO Liquid cooler) would be the best solution to go from a Hyper212.
 

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A:Whats Parts Should I Upgrade?

What's the problem? You should be able to record no problem.

Maybe get another dedicated HDD for it.
 

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A:Graphics Card Upgrade

With that budget and 500 watts, you should not be too limited in your purchases. One thing you need to check is if your Power Supply has a set of 6 pin connectors or 8 pin connectors because sometimes on the pre-bought machines they do not have too many.

Here is what I would recommend if you have at least 2 6 Pins available:

Highest
R9 280 175
or
R9 270X 140

Those would both be excellent cards with the 280 being the best and the 270X being right below it in terms of performance. Both would be a huge step up from an HD 5450.
 

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Is your CPU temperature running high?...Is the heatsink properly connected?...
 

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A:Fan Upgrade Advice

Try these, I own these specific fans and they are pretty quiet even under load.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091

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A:What to upgrade first?

The GPU offers biggest jump in gaming performance, but it recommends a 600W PSU. Considering you have an old Athlon 6-core CPU that chews power, and an old no-name PSU, I wouldn't risk it.
 

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What you think?
 

A:Pentium u5600 @ 1.33ghz 2Gb ddr3 - Upgrade

Alpha Gamer said:





A friend complained that her pentium u5600 @ 1.33ghz 2Gb ddr3 is very sluggish. I suggested upgrading to 8Gb ddr3 ram. But after that, I found out that this particular cpu is rather slow for nowadays and I have my doubts that even with such upgrade it would get much better.

What you think?Click to expand...

Slow for what purpose? Basic computing or are we talking about something more?

My suggestion would be upgrade to just 4gb of ram and then go from there if the needs are just basic. You could also grab an inexpensive SSD and upgrade it with a fresh install to add some better load times.

Beyond that it would just come down to what the machine is used for.
 

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A:To Replace or Upgrade?

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I have WD 1 TB passport, and all its operations are very very slow.
I cant use it at all. I have all the important documents in it.
Please someone help me out here.

Regards,
Sanoop.
 

A:WD hard disk all operations very slow

The only thing I can really recommend is to defragment the external HDD using a program such as Defraggler.

If that doesnt help, you may have a virus on the HDD, in that case, I would recommend posting in the malware forums.
 

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A:Bizzare Infuriating Network Problem: Slow Upload

I figured it out, the Killer NIC on my Z87GD65 mobo was not compatible with NetLimiter. Uninstalling it fixed the problem
 

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A:8120 overclocked to 4.5GHz runs at 80C in Prime 95

If it's stable running prime95, it's fine. 80 is actually okay.
 

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A:When I play music my PC starts to slow down and mouse stutters

What are your system specs?

Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
 

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I recently put togheter a smaller gaming PC in a Bitfenix Prodigy case and I am abit worried about the heat. I was warned before I put it toghether that the case would not handle heat too well but it am only worried about the CPU to be honest.

I have an i5 3570 and when I run BF4 maxed out it seems to be around 60-70c on all cores. Is this dangerous and do I need to get some form of cooler?

the GPU hasnt gone above 50c yet so it only seems to be the CPU that runs abit hot?

I have not been able to try something more demanding then BF4 yet.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:CPU runs at 65-70C, dangerous?

I'm assuming that you are using the "Stock" cooler that came with i5, and not leaving it without one ("... do I need to get some form of cooler?"). If that is the case then you dont have much to worry about. Those are temps that are under load, so they are in a safe range for the CPU. If you are worried about heat building up with the CPU (or plan on overclocking), then I would suggest getting an aftermarket cooler. That would of course be based off what kind of budget you may (or may not) have. Getting an aftermarket cooler will lower the temps (idle and under load), and give you peace at mind. If you need more help with selecting one, please tell us what budget you can put towards purchasing one.
 

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A:Network connection to server disconnects constantly

The usual suspects are:

(for DSL connections only) missing or faulty line filters
need to update the router/modem firmware at your end
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A:What should I upgrade first?

I'll save you a bit of time. You don't need to think of this as an upgrade. You need a whole new machine. Unless I am mistaken the following specs will be incompatible with new systems.

P4 systems nearly always will not even support Core2 CPU's.
HDD is likely IDE and is not supported without the addition of an IDE card on new systems.
Memory is likely DDR, where DDR3 will likely be needed.
You started a thread asking about online games that your machine can play. Chances are common with systems of your specs to only have a 300W PSU. That would be inadequate for anything other than on-board graphics. If you are looking at AMD's APU lineup, 300W's would be fine. If not, chances are you will need a better PSU as well as dedicated graphics.

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A:Help locating a file to help my ethernet work again

Check for optional Windows Updates, specifically a network driver. The most common name is Realtek.

And/or try installing this driver. - Software: Drivers & Utilities

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A:A bit of an upgrade, mostly new parts

Looks alright. Don't know why you're getting such a high output PSU though, unless you get more GPUs.
 

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A:Slow Internet

Please explain how your laptop is connected which results in fast Internet. And then explain why your PC does not have the same Internet connection. Both machines should have the same connection possibilities.

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A:Seagate SSHD (ST2000DX001) is too slow

habib,

What kind of PC is this you have installed the sshd into? make/model or if it's a custom system please give us the specs.
What version of windows are you running on this PC?

I personally wouldn't worry about running the software that came with the drive, sometimes utilities from the manufacturers can be worthless or do more harm than good.

Again, personally, I would NOT run any of those programs you say are for "defragmentation" None of those programs are designed for defragmentation, they are 3rd party utilities that are just going to needlessly scan your hard drive for crap that may or may not be there - they are unnecessary and I would not recommend running them. Not only are they not for designed for defragmentation, they are redundant, they all three supposedly do the same damn thing. Point being, don't install them, don't run them - that just my two cents, someone else may tell you differently, take it with a grain of salt.

read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defragmentation so that you know what defragmentation is and have a better understanding of how it truly works.

Should you get a SATA3 card?! Probably not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
SATA3 supports 600MB/s read/write speeds @ 6Gb/s.
SATA2 supports 300MB/s read/write speeds @ 3Gb/s.
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So is this drive that much faster than your old drive? Not really, it has an 8GB nand flash memory cache onboard, which can improve speeds slightly, once windows has booted. The hard drive itself is smart enough to determine what files need to be placed into that cache, but it's still not going to make a big difference in the overall performance of the drive.

I hope my comments have helped. if you have further questions please post back. Take care!
 

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A:Computer becoming extremely slow. It's brand new.

Which applications do you have installed to the external?
What connection type and speed is the external HDD?

I'm not sure I would install applications to a USB 2.0 drive. Especially if the applications are used frequently. I know I wouldn't if the application installs memory resident system monitors that run 24/7. However I usually disable these monitors from running at startup as well.
 

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-gef...card/1375028.p?id=1219050752787&skuId=1375028​
My system specs are pretty much the same as when I bought it.
Its a HP pavilion a6319fh PC. Everything is the same with the exception of my graphics card and power supply. My current graphics card is the ATI Radeon 4600 series. ​
My big questions are:
Will this card work with my machine?
Will this card run Skyrim on Ultra settings in vanilla?
Will this card be able to support possible heavy scripting and modding?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for any help
 

A:Video Card Upgrade Advice

Sure but a 500W power supply is recommended for a GTX 760. You may need to check the size of your power supply, as it is likely to need upgrading before replacing the GPU.

This is what to expect for Skyrim on a GTX 760. - GeForce GTX 760 2GB - Skyrim Performance
 

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