Pretty basic question (I think). Is the built-in administrator's account exactly the same as a manually created local administrator's account privilege wise? Or does the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges?
I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.
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Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.
They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.
Hope this helps,
Okay so for the past several hours I ve gone through the throes of attempting to get my Asus laptop s built-in webcam to work I took a on laptop cannot Windows 7 webcam the built-in Asus detect my look at Device Manager and had found two items titled quot Base System Device quot or something to that effect I don t quite remember and I thought that one of them would be the webcam Well after searching for the mystery items Hardware ID on Google I had Windows 7 cannot detect the built-in webcam on my Asus laptop discovered that these devices were in fact not the webcam Then I had used the quot Add a Device quot option under Devices and Printers in the Control Panel to try and find the webcam After letting it churn for ten minutes it appeared that Windows wasn t even searching anymore and I was staring at a blank window for nothing The only clue I have about the situation is after running DriverEasy it listed quot USB M UVC WebCam quot as a needed update but it also said quot unplugged quot beside the selection and was highlighted in red After attempting to download and install the driver the program had given me some Packard-Bell webcam driver that is most definitely not correct Packard-Bell still exists This had all started however when I made a clean install of Windows I had just spent the last two days scouring the web digging up my lost drivers and programs that had come with the laptop Everything s been successful save for this one element My webcam is lost somewhere in my laptop I just can t get to it If anyone has any ideas as to what s happened and yes I know it s a possibility the wiring is shot and how to fix the issue please give me any tips that you can I ve done everything possible in my power including trying to find the drivers but you obviously can t install drivers for devices that Windows doesn t even detect Oh before I forget my laptop model is Asus x v B if that helps in any way nbsp
Was this laptop purchased with Windows 7 as the OS that was installed on it ? Or did it come with Windows Vista and you just wiped it out and put Windows 7 on yourself??
One of the major knocks against NAND flash used in today's solid state drives is its endurance. Given enough writes, this type of memory will ultimately break down and become useless. That's apparently not the case with NRAM (non-volatile RAM),...
Why make a product that doesn't wear out? Not only will it not be replaced with a newer one but the manufacturer will have to offer unheard of warranties. A very noble concept but not a sustainable business model.
I have an asus x555ld-x0549h, it has a built in camera that does not work. I have been searching for a driver all day and didnt find a thing...
then I tought that the camera was being blocked and I enabled it and... still noting...
can anyone help me please?
I'm using windows 8 and the camera app says that I need to plug in a camera... so.... wtf?! :S
How old is this laptop?
I was given my prebuild gaming PC (gateway FX6840) as a gift a couple years ago and, while it runs fine, there seems like there is room for improvement. I was wondering what I should upgrade to increase performance, and I am pretty new to the PC upgrading world.
current set up:
ATI radeon HD 5700 series
8 GB DDR3
intel core i7 860 2.80GHz
What is your upgrade budget (How much can you spend)?
I built a gaming PC and it wont connect to the monitor. Also the keyboard and mouse won't turn on.
My graphics card is a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 700
Could you please provide the specs for your build? Need to list the exact parts you used, including make and model. It makes things easier to help with diagnosing your issue or issues.
I've bought a z87ext4 mobo + int core i3-4130 CPU. The problem: When I put it together and turn it on it almost immediately shuts down. I have unplugged the memory and it doesn't give a sound. I watched Dr. Debug (the digital code indicator) and it doesn't even light up. I read on internet and found somebody with the same problem after building it but the site gave no solution. Could somebody help?
Is everything properly connected?
Hi Friends ... I have this laptop that has been given to me by my company and the USB ports have been blocked in manner such that I can copy stuff from my USB drive on to the machine but cannot copy in the reverse direction, ie. from the hard drive to the USB. Obviously it is to safeguard against theft of data. However, I do not deal with any confidential data and like to back up things every few days. Please tell me a shortcut to unlock my USB entirely even though I do not have administrator rights on the machine.
Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.
Hi guys I have an HP Compaq DX one Work in Slots Don't USB/SD Built of their business designed desktops It s one of the models which has a build in set of UBB SD Micro SD slots etc however only the USB slot works I can plug an SD card into the slot not at the same time as anything being in the slot and the light which tells you it s registered an SD card shows up but nothing on My Computer I m using XP Professional I ve looked in Disk Management and when I plug in Built in USB/SD Slots Don't Work the SD card in to the slot it shows up but it has no Drive letter I have tried assigning a Drive Letter Path to each slot however when I try it comes out with the error quot This operation did not complete because the partition or volume is not enabled To enable the partition or volume restart the computer quot Now I ve tried restarting several times to no success I ve made sure the slots all have drivers and they claim to Can you help I m pretty much at the end of what I know nbsp
Check the settings for Autoplay in the Control Panel (at least Win/7 has it there).
"using XP Professional" may need a registry hack . . .
Hello, I am looking for a place to buy a fully functional already built gaming PC. I know everyone says buy the parts and build it from scratch but I'm not that great with computer stuff, my first thought was to check out best buy or future shop but everyone says you get overcharged. I want a computer that I can play the newer total war series games on like shogun total war 2 and Rome total war 2 (coming later this year). My Price range is about $1000 to $1300.
Please help me.
You can choose parts to be put into a prebuilt computer from sites like cyberpowerpc and ibuypower, that's probably your best option if we can't convince you to build it.
So I m sitting here with my chin on my brand new computer case with all my new parts turn built PC on New won't nicely in New built PC won't turn on the cases about to flip I ve been looking all over just to find maybe a solution I can t so I posted this So my pc won t turn on the power button doesn t turn it on There is a Green led that lights up on my motherboard when my psu is plugged in and is set to on The voltage is set to I m in the us No fan wiggles and I m pretty sure my motherboard isn t grounded I did have a problem fitting it in New built PC won't turn on the case earlier cause of the damned I o shield thing But I made sure it wasn t damaged I ve fiddled with all the power cables and for the most part I m sure the front panel connectors are right I checked the cpu and the little things you set it on all fine Tried the ram one at a time taken everything out and plugged it back in multiple times I the motherboard needs a pin The psu is The cpu power connector is and the psu fits that too The only problem I could think of is the stupid front panel connectors This is my first time building a pc btw My build Motherboard asus p z Kingwin Pow psu Power color radeon hd gpu Intel i Case is a thermal take commander ms-I nbsp
Make sure you have not switched the power LED and power switch wires. This caught me of guard once, took me a few minutes to realize my mistake.
To clarify, you are using the manual for pin-out configurations?
Ive seen this a lot on the net but none of the solutions have helped so far.
I just took the plunge to build my first pc. I have put it all together, following the manual and when I turn it on, the 3 fans (cpu, gpu, case) turn on, I hear a couple clicks but I get no signal on my monitor.
I have a Gigabyte 780T-USB3
Radeon HD 6670
8gb kingston DDR3 ram.
The mobo is dual channel, so could it be an issue that im only using 1x8gb. Should I get another 8gb?
I really hope if havent damaged anything in the building process. Ive been so excited about this and now im super gutted.
Any help or advice would be brilliant.
Full model number for the mobo is GA-780T-USB3? Doesn't look like it supports the FX-6300.
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...4DE70BB3E832BEDD48D&s=Socket AM3+&cs=AMD 760G
I have an: DIXONH55ITX Socket 1156 Advent Firefly FP 3104 System Motherboard
I'm looking to upgrade for 2 main reasons.
1.) Upgrade my Ram, (as the limit of ram for this motherboard is 4gb.)
2.) More than 1 PCI-E slot. (There's only one on this motherboard.)
But my main question is:
What do I need to take into account when upgrading my Motherboard?
(Compatibility issues etc.)
Also any motherboard recommendations (under £200). As I'm planning on upgrading my computer to a gaming rig.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
Not quite understanding you. Are you wanting to keep all other parts and just upgrade mobo, ram and gpu?:
It sounds to me like you are wanting to build an entire new system. If so, give us a budget and what should be included (monitor, windows etc.).
Ok so I build my pc
but without doing research
now I am worried SH!T
so here I am asking u guys what do u think about my pc ' is it future safe is it good ?
does it kick *** of xbox and ps3 ?
is it really a pure *** gamming pc ?
motherboard - GA-970A-DS3
ram(8GB) [1600mhz] - Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9
processor - fx 8350
SAMSUNG 1TB 7200 RPM
gpu - SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5
case - cooler master elite 310
supply box - cooler master Thunder 500W
Monitor - AOC e2050S
the only problem according to me right now is my motherboard it only has one pcie express 2 x16 slot -.- the second slot is pcie express 2 x4
anyways so do u like it or this pc sucks according to u ?
I literally dumped my money in this without thinking so I need ur review on this !
At 1600x900 (the monitor's native res) you should be able to rock out just fine with that rig.
I need help with my new rig.
Bought new CPU (core i7-3770), motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H) and memory (whatever). Have old PSU (700 watt FSP).
Connected everything and found that it's not starting up.
Disconnected drives, graphics card, memory, all the USB and other unnecessary stuff - same result.
Disconnected 12V power from motherboard and now when I press power, all the coolers start for a second and then turn off again.
Tried different 12V connector and slot on PSU - nothing changes.
Tried unscrew MB from the case and start it on a cardboard box to be sure there are no short circuits from screws. Same result.
I would really appreciate help, 'cause I'm stuck.
So what exactly happens? turns on then off almost right after? points to a PSU problem.
Hey guys. I've been searching around for an answer to this problem, but have found nothing. I recently bought a USB mic, and I am having trouble using it. I installed the necessary drivers and when I went into the Recording Devices window the Realtek microphone was still functioning. I couldnt disable it. So I tried to update the drivers for the sound card, then the sound card stopped working entirely. I had to do a system restore to get my sound back. I'm running windows 7 64 bit. Help please!
If you want to disable your on-board sound you'll have to go into your motherboard BIOS and simply disable the device.
Ah you wanna disable just the mic. Hmm I don't think you can do that easily even from the BIOS.
I had my laptop build to include a webcam. I recently purchased a Logitech webcam because I can move it around. During the installation of the Logitech software I remember a screen prompting me to check which webcam I want to use - I checked the external Logitech webcam. I now want to go back to the build-in webcam.
How do I do this? (I am a total computer novice).
What application are you using to access the webcam? (Skype? ICQ?)
First I ll tell you my situation I m a bit of a gamer mostly Xbox but I just recently built a feedback welcome Never before, computer realized how much cash I ve been burnin on new replacement systems from the RROD and whatever other faults come with and how much I really Never built a computer before, feedback welcome like old games that the can t play because it s not backward compatible So I decided I want to build a sweet gaming computer that I won t have Never built a computer before, feedback welcome to upgrade for at least a couple of years Problem is I ve never built one and for the most part I have no idea what I m doing I ve done some research but I still feel pretty lost when it comes to reading specs I really don t know Never built a computer before, feedback welcome where any sort of bottleneck might occur so I hope someone can help me out with that Here s what I ve thrown together from Newegg Mobo ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME REV LGA Intel P SATA Gb s USB Extended ATX Intel Motherboard CPU Intel Core i - K Sandy Bridge GHz GHz Turbo Boost LGA W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX I K Graphics EVGA SuperClocked -P - -AR GeForce GTX HD w Display-Port Fermi MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card RAM GeIL EVO Leggara Series GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model GEL GB C DC The performance I was aiming for was Battlefield on ultra settings The page I found here http www techspot com review -battlefield- -performance page html says that the graphics card is about mid level and can run it decently I m fine with going up to about to cover those items and then I d just pick out a power supply and the rest of the accessories And I read a bit OS will really help out with performance The last thing I would like to know about is dual graphics cards I m pretty sure that mobo is SLI hope I m referring to it correctly and can accept two cards if I wanted to I read somewhere that two mid-lowerish end graphics cards would be way better than the one I currently have picked out I PM d a user on here on this subject already but decided to put this in a thread to see if anyone has any more input nbsp
So it seems you are willing to spend $1500 for just the MOBO/CPU/GPU/RAM. How much will you be spending for the rest of the build?
I'm fine with going up to about $1500 to cover those 4 items, and then I'd just pick out a power supply and the rest of the accessoriesClick to expand...
You will not want to lowball on the PSU. It is one of the most important components in the system.
You are spending way too much for the RAM. You do not need 16GB for a gaming RIG. But if you really want it I would recommend these.
Or their 8GB variant.
Give me a budget for the whole build and I will put something together for you.
The last thing I would like to know about is dual graphics cards, I'm pretty sure that mobo is SLI (hope I'm referring to it correctly) and can accept two cards if I wanted to. I read somewhere that two mid-lowerish end graphics cards would be way better than the one I currently have picked outClick to expand...
It all depends on what two cards you have in mind. Generally, SLI setups are not preferred over 1 single higher-end GPU. A couple reasons would be noise,heat, and performance. Some games are not optimized to scale properly with SLI setups as well.
I dont know whats wrong these are my specs:
Asus Xonar 5.1
Seasonic Platinum 860 watt power supply
Corsair Vengeance 16Gb 4 x 4Gb
Intel I5 3570k ivy bridge 3.4Ghz (3.8Ghz with turbo boost)
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2Gb vram
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb Hdd
Lite-on Bd Drive
At first I forgot to plug in the 12v cpu power, but I fixed that. This morning I noticed I put the power buttons cable into the wrong spot because I was following the cases color coding instead of the motherboards. But now I have no idea whats wrong. I have one idea, the screws I used to screw the motherboard in are really long and they stick out of the motherboard. Could that be the problem? Can someone help me I REALLY want to use this pc. I have been waiting for 5 years.
Please tell us what the problem is. What is the computer doing or not doing?
hi all I built my pc about a year ago as like a project one, im looking to upgrade so will give as much specs as I can and see what all think on what I should upgrade.
motherboard p5kpl-am-epu ,,, cpu- intel core 2 duo E6750 2.66ghz
2gb kinston ram ,,, 500gb sata hard drive upgraded from 240gb 3 months ago,, 750watt psu
geforce nvidia 8800gt graphics card
What's it used for Terry?
Whether it even needs updating depends on what you use it for really, hence asking. If you use it for gaming, let us know a few games you play and at what resolutions you prefer to play at.
Hello I ve purchased a quot computer quot on TigerDirect com by ordering parts to place together Here is what I got ASUS P Z -V LX INTEL Z LGA MOTHERBOARD Intel Core i - K Ghz Unlocked LGA CPU Corsair High Perform Vengeance GB DDR Mhz x Seagate TB Serial ATA HD MB SATA- G Sony Optiarc X DVDRW SATA OEM Thermaltake W Modular Power Supply Bronze EVGA GeForce GTX Ti GB GDDR will boot computer Newly-built not PCIe Thermaltake V Black Edition Newly-built computer will not boot Mid Tower Case Corsair SP Performance Edition Newly-built computer will not boot mm Fan TwinPk I believe that everything should work together just fine I saw not conflicting components I ve building the computer placed everything as it should be And I can t get it to boot for more than seconds or less and it shuts down I have a few ideas of what it might be but I cannot test my theories until Monday due to lack of resources at my house at my school s computer clinic I have moderate computer knowledge and would like to see if anyone could help me figure out what my issue might be I m open for suggestions Thanks in advance A nbsp
Hi, a few questions.
Did you install the motherboard standoffs correctly? because if any exposed metal is touching the motherboard it could be shorting it out.
Have you tried troubleshooting individual components yet? I have a feeling it might be the PSU because even though it has more than enough wattage, I've heard some suspicious things about thermaltake power supplies being not very reliable. then again, I could be completely wrong, I'm just going off what I've read on review sites and forums.
You could try pressing the ASUS memok! button on the motherboard to eliminate the possibility of it being the RAM.
If I were you I'd try a different power supply.
good luck, if anything happens let me know.
Just Built a new PC for the first time however no matter what I seem to do, there is never a display with any monitor I use. I have an
- Asus AMD 880G ATX Motherboard
- NVidia gtx 560 graphics card
- AMD Phenom 2 4x3.4GHZ CPU
- 500w corsair power supply
I have tried all output source available and even removed the graphics card and used intergrated ports, still no signal to monitor.
An help would be great
Ok, assuming everything is powering on as it should with proper connections, is the primary graphic adapter set to PCI-E in the BIOS?
If so, try hooking up the monitor with another system (maybe your friend's) and see if it's working. If it isnt, get it replaced.
I just need some slight help here. I just 'built' my first custom PC. I bought this Antec Nine Hundred case with Upgraded USB3.0. I thought it was cool to have extra USB built right in. I also have the x58 Sabertooth mobo. The mobo doesn't have the I/O port the USB3.0 header cord. What can I use so I can get the usb header to connect. I'm guessing some sort of PCI card. Can anyone help me out? Thank you.
A PCI card or a PCI-E card.
First of all i m not really sure if it Huge CPU regular spikes intervals at s a processor problem or a software problem so if i posted at hardware instead of software i m really sorry So i should start to explain the problem I have had a sony vaio laptop with a I proccesor and gb ram for about mounths and i have never had problem with the cpu i would run out of ram before running out of cpu and now Huge CPU spikes at regular intervals all of the sudden the cpu started spikeing at intervals of - minuntes for - sec when playing a game any game all my games So i started to investigate I got Microsoft Sysinternals Process Explorer i have some print screens but i m not allowed to post because this is my first post and started hunting the process that was slowing me Huge CPU spikes at regular intervals down So i started to play a game and when i got the lag evrything slowed down even the sound alt tab but to my surprise i didn t find a process all the active processes were useing much more than they should have even a process that usually used lt it was useing like - of my cpu Then i left the laptop on and watched a movie and checked on the process explorer at a minute interval the only process that i found useing like of my cpu was Mscorsvw exe i scaned my computer times with Microsoft Security Essentials didn t find a thing and i have been useing this program for a while and never had a problem with it so i kinda trust it on diffrent computers i used CCleaner and found about registry problems many of them about Microsoft Net Framework and the process from the step is from the same program i think so i cleaned my registry and got the latest framework and update after with windows too i have read forums and even tryed out the problem with the loophole that computers with network adaptors crate and use cpu for seconds so i turned offline the LMHosts lookup so i tryed a lot of things and i m desperate and i don t want to use recovery and format evrything witch i m sure it will fix evrything so please help it can still be net framwork or even the troubleshooting protocol that is creating the cpu loophole and i didn t know how to fix it nbsp
"I used CCleaner and found about 100 registry problems many of them about Microsoft .Net Framework"...
This is an indication that you still have stuff on your computer that needs to be "cleaned up"... Download and run this... Make sure you have all the Microsoft Updates installed
Hi all New to this so please excuse my mistakes and not knowledgeable with computers at all My computer seems to have a bottleneck judging by the Performance Information amp Tools in Windows Ultimate I want to know if it is possible and if so how do I go about it to install a graphics card to enhance my computer Currently I have Processor - Intel Core Duo CPU E GHz Memory - x gb motherboard is capable of gb - x slots Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce nForce i Motherboard - P N A-VM I ve been told by my local computer shop that I cannot upgrade my graphics by installing a graphics card as my motherboard has Upgrade built in graphics card? motherboard with this built in I understand not being able to upgrade the built in motherboard graphics Upgrade built in motherboard graphics with card? unit without buying a new motherboard but I thought it should be possible to install a graphics card Yesterday I got my system upgraded from Windows bit to Windows Ultimate bit so I could upgrade my RAM to gb the x gb Kingston RAM I purchased for this so I could have gb RAM doesn t work apparantly so I have to return them amp get new ones Going from the Performance Information amp Tools in Windows Ultimate bit my scores are Processor - Memory RAM - Graphics - Gaming Graphics - Prim HDD - Giving a base score of Before my upgrade yesterday my system was Processor - Memory RAM - Graphics - Gaming Graphics - Prim HDD - Giving a base score of So it seems I have gone backwards in performance The computer seems to be very sluggish it suffered freq freezing crashing problems before upgrade but it works ok I guess I don t play games or do video editing just general internet searching with multiple pages open as well as programs like Office word excel office running - although usually not all together I use autocad and google sketchup often I d just like a fast reliable computer without spending a fortune on it and hoped that going to Windows bit with gb RAM would do this currently running at gb until replacement RAM arrives Sorry to give heaps of info but I don t want to ask a question without giving as much info as I know to give if more is needed then I will happily provide it - I just don t know what info it could be at the moment My question is can I make it faster by installing a graphics card and can I install a graphics card Any advice would be highly appreciated Many thanks Shane nbsp
I've been told by my local computer shop that I cannot upgrade my graphics by installing a graphics card as my motherboard has this built in.Click to expand...
That is a lie, the man at your computer shop should be fired.
But if you don't play games or do any video editing you don't really need a graphics card upgrade. Your motherboard graphics should be enough.
RAM doesn't make your computer any faster, it only makes a difference if you have lots of bulky applications open at the same time. For you 4GB is fine, 12GB is a waste to be honest. Also your mobo only supports DDR2 so if you bought DDR3 RAM it wouldn't work.
If you want to make your computer faster I would suggest a clean install of Windows on an SSD!
I m pretty sure that s the problem anyway Here s the rundown Supermicro X SCM Mobo Intel Xeon New won't POST built computer E Sandy Bridge Server CPU W Rosewill PSU Corsair Vengeance -pin DDR RAM x GB I obviously have more components but even with these bare essentials it won t boot properly When I power it on all the fans start up and all the proper LEDs light up but there is no beep indicating that it passed the POST and there is no monitor signal sent from the onboard VGA I tried removing one memory stick and got the same response I then removed both just to see what it would do and it gave me New built computer won't POST the expected quot no memory quot beep code After looking closer at the memory specs and the motherboard manual I noticed something that didn t match up The motherboard only lists and as compatible memory speeds and the memory sticks run at Is that normally a problem I can provide any more information if necessary nbsp
Server motherboard requires ECC memory, which I don't believe any of the Vengeance range is.
Not sure this is the place to drop this topic but,
I have an Asus CG5270 with a built in card reader and my card reader worked when I first ran my PC after a while it quit working, yet my ms reader works, strikes me as odd is the ms reader and the sd reader are on the same physical board. I am running Win Vista X64.
have you tried deleting and updating to driver? Check the device manager and see if there are any error marks.
I recently built my computer and plugged in everything. I turned on the PSU switch and then the case switch and nothing happens but one of the fans moves slightly. I have done the paper clip method to test the PSU and it works. Also I have unplugged and plugged everything back in. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Cooler Master Haf 212 evo
Corsair Enthusiast 850w semi modular
Xfx 6950 2gb
8gb(2x4) corsair vengeance
Western digital blue 250gb
This might sound dumb but I would first check the outlet you are using. Then make sure your Motherboard is plugged into to the power supply and receiving power. Another suggestion I have which I saw on another site is possibly hard drive failure a fellow claimed he had the same issue no power what so ever then he changed the power supply and it worked. Also check fuse on power lead.
Hi everyone and I Custom desktops built hope you have a Happy New Year I am considering breaking down and purchasing a new computer This one is a HP custom built and it s about years old with a lot of miles on it I ve not had any Custom built desktops trouble with it besides the normal stuff so I had thought about going with the HP custom built again I checked the prices with HP and then went to Tiger Direct and I couldn t believe the difference in prices comparing systems of equal features I can get one from them for about half of what I would have to pay to Hp and all of the junk doesn t come on it Now I am considering purchasing one from Tiger Direct but my question is have you purchased a computer from them or know of someone that has If so what is your opinion of this company and their custom built computers I have read their reviews but it was from their web site I like to get the actual users opinions one on one but not from the sellers web page Do they built reputable and reliable computers Thanks for your time nbsp
I bought one of T.D. PowerSpec $549 specials maybe 5-6 years ago. Once I realized it was only about $250 worth of parts, I told myself I would never buy a pre-built/box store computer ever again. I can't stress enough on how easy and how much $ you will save if you build one yourself. You can buy the parts and have someone build it for your for $70-100 bucks and it will be custom to your needs. $300 parts +$100 labor and a better finished product sounds a lot better than $549 if you ask me.
Hi there A couple of months ago my CD DVD-RW drive stopped Built-in CD/DVD-RW functioning drive stopped working it works physically but when I enter a CD the software will not read it and the corresponding drive in the My Computer screen disappeared However since I found out it stopped working I ve been too lazy to try and fix the problem Today however I made some attempts to retrieve it First off I opened my case I handpicked the hardware ingredients some years ago and had it assembled for me and tried to figure out if any cables were disconnected from the device I m by no means an expert on the subject but I think the drive was still connected properly Next up I checked out my BIOS It said something about a ROM station being disabled but enabling that did not help At the booting options however I found the option quot IDE TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH- J quot which I m guessing must be the drive so my software recognizes the device right Not finding anything else I just checked off quot Return all values to default quot but that did not retrieve the device either Finally I tried switching some devices of on and using the quot Search for changed apparatus quot function in the screen I don t know what it s called in English included in the attachment In this application I tried using the CD DVD-stations as well as the IDE section since in the BIOS the device was identified with the IDE tag Long story short I still have no idea how to retrieve the device Any ideas Built-in CD/DVD-RW drive stopped functioning Thanks in advance Built-in CD/DVD-RW drive stopped functioning Relativism nbsp
In 'Device manager' (the screen in your image), right-click on the DVD/CD and choose "uninstall this device".
Re-start the PC and you should find, Windows finds the DVD/CD and installs the drivers for it. It should then work.
So how do i use it?
IBM LENOVO SL510.
Ive put the sim card in but theres no software or option to use it. Do i need one of those mini pci WWAN cards? if yes do i just plug it in or does anything else connect to it. If no please let me know how i enable this feature.
try finding in software that is provided lenovo
Try finding in softwares that are provided lenovo. Maybe you will see something related.
My CPU fan is making noises at regular intervals. I checked with Speedfan and when the fan was making noise, it was spinning at 6000 rpm instead of normal 3400 rpm.
Even while using Internet Explorer, it is making noises and the temperatures from speedfan are in this image.
My PC configuration:-
AMD Phenom X2 550
Mobo - Asus M4N68T-M
2GB DDR3 RAM
XFX Nvidia 9600GT
Help me guys! This noise is forcing me to jump out of the window coz I can't throw my PC! Mom would kill me for that
Thanks in advance
hi theparanoid04 :
go to bios then go to H\W monitor and enable cpu smart fan target and set it to 50c.
So I recently built and assembled my first desktop Motherboard Asus M A TD-V EVO USB Motherboard CPU AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Quad Core new a a + Built computer - question internet checkup Processor RAM Corsair GB DDR RAM x Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Built a new computer - internet question + a checkup Ti Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda TB DVD Burner ASUS DRW- B ST DVD Burner Case Thermaltake V Black Edition Mid Tower Case Power Supply Cooler Master GX Series W Once the DVD burner arrives from UPS today I ll be able to download Windows and all the other stuff I need on there My question is is there anything else I should be buying for my computer to work I already have the mouse Built a new computer - internet question + a checkup keyboard monitor Built a new computer - internet question + a checkup and I m not worrying about speakers atm I know I still need a wireless adapter but do I need anything else Also with the wireless adapter I m not really sure what to look for Should I be getting a -G or -N adapter PCI or PCI express Other than the adapter do I need anything else to get internet for my computer we already have a router nbsp
Go with a USB WiFi adapter like this:
Just ordered and built a computer for the first time in my life Motherboard ASUS M A TD-M USB AMD G Motherboard CPU AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Quad Core Processor RAM Corsair GB DDR RAM Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Ti Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda TB Case Thermaltake V Black Edition Mid Tower Case Power Supply Cooler Master for Built a first new time, a get monitor doesn't signal computer GX Series W Monitor Asus VH D quot Widescreen HD LED Monitor Assembled everything to the best of my ability Everything screwed into hopefully the right places Power supply is connected Built a new computer for first time, monitor doesn't get a signal twice to the motherboard once to the graphics card and once to the hard drive Hard drive is connected to the motherboard All the wires from the case have been plugged Built a new computer for first time, monitor doesn't get a signal into the motherboard Connected the computer to my monitor and turned the computer on My graphics card CPU case and power supply fans all started running LED lights all turn on No beeps were heard and the little motherboard speaker has been plugged in And my monitor doesn t get a signal Anyone know what the problem could be I just bought everything new so I doubt Built a new computer for first time, monitor doesn't get a signal its a hardware issue Have I missed something I should have plugged in somewhere Also I ve tried putting my stick of RAM into each of the different slots and it hasn t worked for any of them nbsp
Power supply is connected twice to the motherboard, once to the graphics card, and once to the hard drive.Click to expand...
There are more connections than that. What about the 24 pin main motherboard power connection and the 4 pin CPU power connector?
Hello everyone I need some assistance from someone here I just built a new pc and it won t power up I just bought it I to Built get on but can't PC a new turn a ATX case a intel pentium motherboard D GAV with a gig processor gigs of compatible memory Everything is Built a new PC but I can't get it to turn on brand new except the power supply I used an old one from another case Now after putting everything together I notice that the led light turns on on the motherboard so I take it that there is power going to the board Now when I hit the power button to turn on the pc nothing happens the pc doesn t turn on no fans not even the one on the power supply comes on I double checked to make sure the front panel was wired up correctly according to the diagram The power switch reset and the led lights are all wired up correctly according to the diagram The computer still does not turn on I am thinking it might be the power supply but i am not sure because the led light goes on on the motherboard Can anyone tell me what the problem may be coming from Oh by the way I forgot to mention that the case I bought did not come with a power supply I used the one from the old case which is a Thermaltake TR - W Is there a recommended power supply to power up an intel pentium board running a gig processor with gigs of pc ram Any help will be greatly appreciated maybe I overlooked something Thank you nbsp
Just because an LED light comes on doesn't necessarily mean the PSU is okay. Did you use motherboard standoffs or did the motherboard tray come with dimples built in?
I recently ordered the parts to build a computer and once I had everything hooked up I could not get the computer to start up.
Raidmax Smilodon Tower with 500w PSU
Asus P8H 61-MLE Series Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 LGA1155 Processor
G.Skill DDR3-1333 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
Western Digital 320GB HDD
The MoBo led comes on showing that the PSU is plugged in and on but no response when the PC switch is pressed. I've tried moving the MoBo jumper to reset the CMOS with no response yet.
Also, when I unplug the ATX12V plug from the MoBo I get a light/fan response but still no boot...
Any suggestions or help?
Plz and Ty
sounds like you may have the power and reset plugs in the wrong places read your manual and see where they need to be plugged
First of all, I don´t know if this is the right spot to ask about hosting, but since Techspot has helped me with a lot of computer related problems, I thought I´d give it a try...
Anyways, I´m about to buy a hosting plan from Hostgator, but I want to use one account to host at least 3 different sites (top domains, like firstpage.com, secondpage.com and thirdpage.com). I know the reselling account would be the most effective, but I don´t need to have a different cPanel for each user.
Can this be done with a Baby plan? I´m going to buy domain names from another company, but I guess that doesn´t matter. I´m new to all this hosting stuff, so any help will be appreciated.
that's all up to the hosting site policies - - don't hold your breath.
the Apache2 web server does this with <VirtualHost: ipaddress:80>
My Pc is IBM Lenovo A63, intel core 2 duo 2gb ram, 320gb HDD.
Windows 7 - 32bit.
after opening my desktop pc i found a number (intel nh82801gb) and now i want to find out if i can make a change with my graphic card.
i want to put a card with an HDMI output, so i can watch movies & sound from my pc throught my av receiver.
my questions are:
1) which card do you thing is the best?
2) how can i know what is better to use DDR3 or DDR2?
3)and what shall i use? 512 Mb or 1GB?
most new graphics cards have a HDMI output with built-in audio...please tell us what ur budget is, so we can recommend cards accordingly .
Im having trouble with my newly built computer freezing at random points during my startup and if it does boot up all the way it always freezes on the "Shutting Down" screen. Im running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) and have reinstalled it two times.
Here is what I currently have in it:
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
WD 1TB HDD
500W Power supply
Sounds like there could be an issue with your BIOS... either needs to be flashed to a newer version to fully support the X6 processor or the settings just need to be tweaked. Make sure your memory is running in accordance to factory spec and that your voltages for both CPU and RAM is within acceptable range.
Hello, the problem I am having is really getting on my nerves. When the power button is pressed, the comp turns on for about 4 seconds than turns off (no beeps coming from mobo). After it shuts off it turns on indefinitely with no display. Any ideas what might be causing the problem?
What motherboard are you running and what is the rest of your setup?
I built a new pc and about ten hours after running fine i plugged a flask drive into the usb slot and the computer just turned off, everything is running correctly from what i can see inside, fans, hard drive, graphics card and power supply was tested to see if it was enough power, through all the tests I have only come to the conclusion that the Motherboard might be a dud because it was the only piece i was not able to test in my friends computer swapping parts though the lights are still turning on in the motherboard if that matters or not, not sure what to do as far as fixing the problem or why the computer would just suddenly turn off right when i put the flash drive in the usb any ideas what to do?
When you power on, what does happen now?
* Any image on screen at all? Black screen with white cursor top left?
* Does the monitor light come on, then message 'no input' ?
* Can you hear the hard drive working, and LEDS flash on DVD drives?
This is how my setup looks like cable broadband gt modem My won't new PC to built Internet the connect gt switch gt PCs wired connected to the switch I can add PCs laptop friends laptop my xbox no issue it configures an IP address for the device and works on the go Anyway I am having an issue with PC which I built they re not newly high ends one just good enough My new built PC won't connect to the Internet for my lil sister to play after school It seems to don t want to connect to My new built PC won't connect to the Internet the internet Network device is fine LAN drivers installed properly along with updated drivers for the PC I can actually view my network devices from my problem PC and see other PC media My new built PC won't connect to the Internet devices so it s not a hardware fault that s for sure I m using Windows bit SP Ultimate Issues that was displayed says i m in unknown public location Tried to IPCONFIG it gt default gateway is blank IP ipv address is blank did Local area connection settings to automatically obtain IP address as how it was default fine with my other PCs Tried to ping to my default gateway says transmit failed general failure Also tried to reset the network stack didn t work Tried bypassing the switch and and just directly connecting the modem - same issue Anyone could help me with this issue Thank you would be much appreciated nbsp
Not my area of expertise, but these have solved connection problems for me in the past.
Are you configured for DHCP?
and have you also tried:
ipconfig /release to terminate any active TCP/IP connections
ipconfig /renew to re-establish a connection?
Here is some more info on these command line utilities if you have not seen it yet
hope it helps
hi guys i need your help, my friend got a Dell PC and a flat screen monitor. So he try to connect a regular 15 pins cable from monitor to cpu system,. when I ON the system getting message like this [connect a vga cable which comes when you buy the system etc]. This is a win Vista system, having old style vga & new style white vga connector behind it.
so i dont know what to do know, I took some pictures of monitor connector & cpu connector, please let me know ehich cable need this PC or what kind of settings i have to do to use regular 15 pins cable get work on it.
pic 578 is on cpu connector
pic 574 is on monitor connector
thanks for your answers.
Hi tester2 on your monitor it's DVI, on your PC it looks like VGA but seems different to that.
What computer do you have, and what graphics card do you have.
What is the monitor size ?
Hello I m considering buying a new computer which will be used mostly for Gaming and in the future some computer programming for college hooplah I don t want to build a computer if i can avoid it So i am looking for a pre-built computer something online from newegg or bestbuy etc looking to spend only about - dollars one that can run games mostly MMO s at medium to high settings and that wont require any large upgrades in the near future I don t know a real lot about computers especially the hardware inside so I have looked at different pre-built worth price? Is this pre-built the computers on newegg and bestbuy but none of the reviews are exactly helpful people complaining about UPS and other nonsense So basically this is the specs for the one i want to built quot Haven t posted enough to put a link so here are the basics Processor AMD Athlon II X GHz bit Dual Core Processor Memory GB DDR Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT GB CPU Type Athlon II X CPU Speed GHz The computer would cost dollars I dunno what information is all together important Is this pre-built worth the price? can let someone know other info if needed Appreciate the help Looking for some opinions if it is worth the price and will be able to do what i am looking for nbsp
No. I don't think it is. For $600 you could easily be able to build a far better system. Are you willing to go the DIY way?
My first post so please be patient with me. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8200, (vintage 2002) Pentium 4, 512 cache, 2GB memory, 120GB HD.
I upgraded my OS from Win XP Pro to Win 7 Ultimate in Nov 2010 and my soundcard completely stopped working as being incompatible with Win 7. There are no updating drivers as it is old technology according to the manufacturer (Voyetra Turtle Beach Santa Cruz DSP). Went downtown and bought a replacement and when I tried to install it I found that the connectors didn?t match. The salesman said that Dell uses proprietary connectors therefore I must use a Dell card. Dell doesn?t have any for my outdated system.
So my question is: Will a USB soundcard, (such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro or equal) actually solve my problem, i.e., do everything a regular soundcard does? It just sounds too good to be true!
Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.
Did you motherboard come with on-board audio and you added the Turtle Beach sound card or did that sound card come with the PC. Your PC can use a PCI card, not a PCI-express card.
Hello, lately I have been building a computer, this is my first time in doing so and i am very close to finishing. However, when I turn it on all my internal lights turn on and all of my fans start spinning but for some reason the BIOS wont show up on my monitor, (and I have made sure the monitor is plugged in correctly, etc.)
Does anybody know what might be the problem?
Something not connected or seated correctly would be my guess. Can you list the hardware you have?
Hi. Need your help...
Just purchased the following components of my new system from NewEgg... Put it all together and video does not work. Looks like all lights are lit, fans are spinning, but no video when trying to boot up and no beeps...
I am at a total loss... Please help...
Here are my system specs:
CASE ROSEWILL|CHALLENGER RT
PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W RT
MB GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA1366 R
CPU INTEL|CORE I7 950 3.06G 45N R
VGA MSI| N470GTX TWIN FROZR II R
MEM 4Gx3|GSKILL F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL
HD 1.5T|WD 7K 64M WD1501FASS % - OEM
KB&MS LOGITECH | MK550 R
BR BURN LITE-ON | IHBS112 % - OEM
DVD BURNER LITE-ON | IHAS424-98
CARD READER|KOUTECH IO-FPM421 R
WIN PRO 7 64-BT ENG 1PK DSP OEI DVD - OEM
The lack of video might be a symptom of something other than the video itself. Did you use motherboard standoffs? Did you connect the 8 pin 12V connector on the motherboard? Are both external PCI-E power connectors on the graphics card hooked up to the PSU?
If the above items don't help, remove/disconnect all components from the motherboard except one RAM module, the CPU, CPU heatsink/fan, graphics card (and power connections) PSU, front panel ON switch and see if it will post. Of course, shut off the power to the PC while removing and inserting components.
If you still have trouble, to eliminate the possibility of shorts try removing the motherboard from the case, place it on a soft, non-conducting surface and connect the above components and see if it will post.
Hi. Just finished building my first custom computer and it will not turn on. I check to see if the LED on the mobo is on (it is). Apparently when I turn it on, the fan flinches for a split second and the power LED flashes once and thats it.
M4A785-M Asus Motherboard
AMD Athlon II Quad Core Processor X4 630
2x Cosair XMS2 DDR2 2GB
GeForce Galaxy 210 1GB DDR2 Video Card
450 Watt ATX PSU
Did you plug in the P4 12V connector to the motherboard? Did you use motherboard standoffs? What PSU are you using? Not one that came with the case?
my laptop`s speaker stop working. sometimes it gives broken sound during playing songs.
bt now it fully stopped. i used external audio device which work properly.
plzz help me.....
Use headphones while away from your external speakers. lol
Hi all I was working with my computer when I installed Netlimiter which asked me to reboot Everything was working okay and I did a normal restart i e Start - gt Restart To my surprise the screen didn t turn on although after a couple minutes I could hear the Windows startup sound More No sound can be heard coming from the motherboard I ve changed not after turning a regular restart on Monitor the monitor to another one same result it s not turning on Normally my video card s fan would start at full speed when I turned on the computer and then slow down when it got to the logon screen Now I can hear the logon screen sound and the gfx card s fan still at maximum speed I have no other video card to try on the computer nor can I try this one on another computer I m pretty Monitor not turning on after a regular restart screwed I ve dis re-connected everything at least twice RAM card readers USB I ve also tried to turn the computer on with nothing but the keyboard and the monitor connected to it Same result Visually there s nothing wrong with the video card no fat capacitors nothing seems to have quot burnt quot I tried to start the computer with the video card disconnected and it got to the logon screen i could hear the sound Isn t it working The fan is on Specs AMD Phenom II AM GB RAM GeForce GTS drivers were the previous version to the one that screwed gfx cards up SATA GB HD regular one What can be wrong If it was a video card issue would the computer be getting to the logon screen or just beep before even try to boot from HD CD Thanks in advance nbsp
This is confusing, because generally you would hear the BIOS have a beep code error saying there is no Video output connected, I assume you do not have On-board video? If the video card is defective/Disconnected from the computer you should have a Beep code, and not get to the Windows Logon screen..
If it is getting that far but you are not getting video then it either seems it is a video card problem, or a PCI port problem..
Hello I m new to building computers and new to Techspot so I m not sure if you can help but we ll see I m planning to build my first computer within the next couple of weeks Therefore if you would please those of you who are experts would you please look at my below list of parts and make any recommendations as to changes additions etc I believe pre-built computer list parts CS4 Adobe all the parts I have chosen are compatible with every other applicable part but maybe not I plan to over-clock I plan to use the computer Adobe CS4 pre-built computer parts list primarily for using all the programs contained in the Adobe CS Master Suite Collection and especially for capturing and editing i HDV and a lot of it - many many hours of it and I need to do so as quickly as reasonably possible within my budget lt Will also use for rendering D images and video Any and all help suggestions etc will be greatly appreciated Many Thanks GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N SO- I GeForce GTX Fermi MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready Video Card Item N E Return Policy VGA Standard Return Policy SEAL SHIELD S W Black Wireless SILVER SURF Wireless Multimedia Keyboard Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy - Instant COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA -AMBAJ -US W ATX V v EPS V v SLI Ready PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy - Instant Microsoft Windows Ultimate -bit -Pack for System Builders Item N E Return Policy Software Standard Return Policy Intel Core i - Bloomfield GHz LGA W Quad-Core Processor BX Item N E Return Policy CPU Replacement Only Return Policy Arctic Silver Thermal Compound Item N E Return Policy Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy Crucial RealSSD C CTFDDAA MAG- G quot GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH - mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy Koutech PCI to USB Card Model IO-PU Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy ASUS VH H Black quot ms HDMI Full P Widescreen LCD Monitor Item N E Return Policy Monitor Standard Return Policy - Instant Mail-in Rebate Card G SKILL Ripjaws Series GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model F - CL T- GBRL Item N E Return Policy Memory Standard Return Policy Rosewill RTK- Premium Anti-Static Wrist Strap Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy - Instant ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA Intel X SATA Gb s USB ATX Intel Motherboard Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy Seagate Barracuda XT ST AS TB RPM SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy COOLER MASTER HAF BLUE RC- M-KWN -GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy - Instant Rosewill RTK- Piece Standard Computer Tool Kit Item N E SABRENT CRW-UINB -in- USB Internal Card Reader w USB Port supports SDHC VISTA Item N E Return Policy Standard Return Policy nbsp
I recommend changing these core parts:
Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-980X 3.33GHz 12MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail - BX80613I7980X - $984.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA1366/ Intel X58/ USB3.0/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard - $185.64
OCZ Technology Gold Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory, Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - $145.99 + free shipping
ATI FirePro V7800 2GB DDR5 DVI/2DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card, Retail - 100-505604 - $581 + free shipping
Cooler Master SIlent Pro Gold 800W PSU - $140.50
WD Caviar Black 2TB HDD - $154.95 + free shipping
The rest look ok; you don't need an extra PCI-to-USB card, since the mobo comes with enough connectors at the back, which will also be faster IMHO.
I have a computer that somehow is Built network working adapter not in connected to the internet but does not let me browse the internet its a windows XP Professional I use a wired connection DSL ethernet with a built-in network adapter not a NIC ive checked the wires and tested the DSL box on this computer and it works great here is a report on the connection IPCONFIG ALL Microsoft Windows XP Version C Copyright - Microsoft Corp C Documents and Settings user gt ipconfig all Windows IP Configuration Host Name Comp Primary Dns Suffix Node Type Hybrid IP Routing Enabled No WINS Proxy Enabled No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Intel Built in network adapter not working R PRO VE Network Connecti on Physical Address - - - - A-C Dhcp Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway C Documents and Settings user gt PING Ping Microsoft Windows XP Version C Copyright - Microsoft Corp C Documents and Settings user gt ping Pinging with bytes of data Reply from bytes time lt ms TTL Reply from bytes time lt ms TTL Reply from bytes time lt ms TTL Reply from bytes time lt ms TTL Ping statistics for Packets Sent Received Lost loss Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds Minimum ms Maximum ms Average ms C Documents and Settings user gt nbsp
looks like DHCP is not being found (ie 169.254.67.214 is the clue)
make sure your firewall is active and that ports 67-68 are allowed
Hey this is my first build so I Built Won't On, SATA Suggestions? Comp Newly But is LED Turn On! ve been extra careful to make sure I ve done everthing correct however when I went to turn the Newly Built Comp Won't Turn On, But SATA LED is On! Suggestions? PSU on the green LED on my motherboard that recognises the SATA drivers my optical TB Western Digital and a Sony DVD writer and lights up yet when I push in the ON button on the outercase NOTHING happens No fans turn on nothing Everthing I ve bought is new and reccommended so Im assuming it s the way I ve wired it up which is very possible because when it came to the PSU wiring I wasn t too confident what I was doing what right My motherboard is ASUS M A GTD PRO USB CPU Newly Built Comp Won't Turn On, But SATA LED is On! Suggestions? is AMD Phenom II X RAM - x GB of Corsair DDR Memory The drivers mentioned above Cooler Master Sileo case and PSU unit The power switch runs through an adapter chip so I took it out and plugged it straight into the motherboard but still nothing happened Now it could possibly be the PSU but it s brand new and in the manual it reccommends a watt so I m covered plus Im using the built in graphics card so no extra wattage is needed Like I said I wasn t very sure I was wiring everything up right to the PSU All the wires had things like P P P etc is this significant to what you plug into it I just clicked in one that fitted into the SATA drives the PSU fan is a pin but my mobo only has a pin connecter but even so this can t be the problem because NOTHING will power on The ATX power on the PSU is Pin which fits perfectly in the motherboard and there is also a or pin on the motherboard I have alternately tried by itself and with still no luck Your help would be really appreciated Josh nbsp
...the PSU fan is a 4 pin but my mobo only has a 3 pin connecter but even so, this can't be the problem because NOTHING will power on.Click to expand...
Yes it can. If the motherboard senses the CPU fan isn't connected properly, it won't power up. I looked up the motherboard and I believe you have connected the CPU fan to the wrong connector. The CPU fan motherboard connector definitely has 4 pins and is labeled CPU fan on the motherboard. Look for the connector along the top edge of the motherboard.
Is it possible to hook up suround sound speakers to a laptop? If so what kind of wire do i need to get to plug into my laptop on one end and bare wires to insert into the red / black ports on the speaker end
I'm trying to play a movie with my laptop and i want more audio. I'm not real worried about the quality as far as base I just need more sound. Is it possible to take a set of headphones and cut the wires so that I have the male port for the laptop and then strip back the wires to insert into the speaker ports? Dont think i'm stupid im just trying to find a cheap way to make this work. Thanks
If the speakers you are trying to hook up use the bare (+) and (-) wires, I don't think you can hook them up to your laptop because you would be missing an amplifier in between. If you have an amp or receiver (audio or AV), you might be able to use the laptop as a signal source, using the amp/receiver to drive the speakers. The amp would need to have the appropriate input connector.
I want 2 purchase a laptop. and i am confused in shared memory and built in memory.
I want 512MB of video memory.
1. (Video Memory) = Up to 1309 MB Total Available Graphics Memory &(Ram 3GB)
2. (Video Memory) = shared & (Ram 2GB)
1 and 2 are the two spec's avilable in market. suggest me which one i purchase.
Not knowing which graphics adapters they are makes it really hard to know which to recommend. A ton of video memory on a very low end card or low end integrated GPU isn't going to help much.
What's the purpose of this laptop?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if anyone can make any suggestion it would be much appreciated I am completely stuck If I use one one of MY IDE hard drives already built PC with home Need help formatted with windows XP the system works fine and loads windows XP as should I just have no experience with Sata and would really like to learn how to utilize these Sata Hard Drives I have lying around my house Hello I have no training Need help with home built PC whatsoever I just learn by doing I have an entire room of computers and computer accessories that Need help with home built PC i have been using to teach myself how to Need help with home built PC build customs PCs I have had great success so far but I have an ASUS mother board Seagate Sata Drive and windows xp home or xp professional MCE giving me problems I have been beating my head against it for day now It does not matter what I get running on this I have other hard drives and mother boards also if my problem lies somewhere in there I even have other OS such as Ubuntu I just want to get this computer up and running so I can give it to my sister this is the problem I am having I want to do a clean install of a Windows XP OS on a a computer I have built I m not sure what all you need to know because I just kinda wing it when i do this stuff and follow instructions I find online It may be a problem with drivers bios settings SATA RAID BIOS settings this is what is new to me or simply bad hardware List below here is what i know about the hardware there is No IDE hard drive I do not have any of these just SATAs lying around - Sata Drive Seagate Barracuda GB there is stuff on this harddrive but not interested in saving the data want a clean OS install of XP preferably I have Home or Media Center Edition - Asus mother board A V -X with VIA VT Chipset - x MB DDR amp x MB DDR - Creative CT SoundBlaster Live X Gamer PCI Digital Output Sound Card - ATI Radeon LE MB DDR AGP DVI VGA Video Card w TV-Out - CD-RW DVD-ROM Drive - DVD R RW amp CD-R RW Drive Upon hooking up all the hardware together this are what the screens say when I try to just start the computer without trying to install XP first Screen - After Asus Start Screen Award Medallion Bios v An Energy Star Ally Copyright - Award Software INC ASA A V -X ACPI BIOS Revision Award Plug and Play Bios Extension V A Detecting Primary Slave None Detecting Secondary Master Samsung CD-ROM SC- Detecting Secondaty Slave IMW IA Primary Master drive fails Hardware Monitor found an error Enter Power setup menu for details Press F to continue DEL to enter SETUP -VT VT -A V -X Screen - After Pressing F VIA Technologies Inc VIA VT Serial ATA RAID BIOS Setting Utility V Copyright VIA Technologies Inc All Right Reserved Scan Devices Please wait Press lt Tab gt Key into User Window if you hit tab nothing happens Hardware Initiate failed Please Check Device The Bios does not be installed Press lt g gt to continue Screen - After pressing lt g gt Pri Slave Disk None SPD On Module s Yes Sec Master Disk CD-ROM Mode Sec Slave Disk CD-ROM UDMA PCI device listing Bus No Device No Func No Vendor ID Device ID Device Class IRQ Mass storage controller IDE Controller Serial bus controller Serial bus controller Serial bus controller Serial bus controller Serial bus controller Multimedia device Nertwork controller Multimedia device Input device NA Display contorller DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER If I put in my windows installer disk it goes through the exact same screens as above then starts with the windows set up just when it looks like it is going to let you get to the screen where you select the partition you wish to install windows onto i get an error this error i receive is error code can not load file i ntkrnlmp exe PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if anyone can make any suggestion it would be much appreciated I am completely stuck If I use one one of MY IDE hard drives already formatted with windows XP the system works fine and loads windows XP as should... Read more
Pick one operating system and get to know it thoroughly. You can branch out to others later. There is a great deal more good information on a Windows XP machine than any other, which enables you to do more research on what to do next.
You may not be aware that you need drivers to go with what the operating system can do. You will need the chipset, which is VIA, which you can download and install from ASUS if you have not already done so.
It is time to get a good used book on computers and on the opearting system.
There is simply way too much to know to get help on it from this site or any other. A used copy of Windows for Dummies, and Windows XP Inside Out might be a good place to start.
Until you master a few fundamentals of an operating system, chipset, drivers, audio and video graphics, you are apt to become frustrated.
The equipment and components you described is enough to get you going.
Let us know where you are in this process and someone here will try to help
i can connect with a belkin wireless that i have plugged into side of computer but the built in wireless wont give internet access even tho it says connected and has a better signal, please give answers in plain english
Did it work prior to this problem? If yes what did you change in the system? Go into the router administration and it should tell you if the router is connected to the internet. Belkin routers have this feature. Look and see under the DHCP (LAN) section if the wireless PC is being seen. Did you setup:
Mode: 802.11(b,g,n) Mix
Wireless Channel: 11 or set it to manually
This above SSID and passcode have to match-up on the wireless device you're using.
On the router if you don't see connected, make sure you do a refresh and not a reset to factory default?
Hey all like the title says my new custom built computer is randominly locking up Custom locks no built reason apparent for computer Either when I m playing a game surfing the web watching a movie or sometimes when I m not doing anything and Custom built computer locks for no apparent reason its just on Here s a quick look at the stats Western Digital Caviar Blue GB RPM Internal Hard Drive AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Deneb GHz Socket AM W Quad-Core Processor ASUS M A T-E AM AMD GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard EVGA GeForce GT GB -bit GDDR Microsoft Windows Home Premium -bit -Pack I did buy gigs of RAM but they sent me DDR instead of DDR So I went to the store and picked up the only thing I could find gigs of DDR RAM The RAM is the only thing I can think of that is causing the computer to lock up so randomly But if anyone has any idea as to what could be causing it lock I d be very great full Thanks nbsp
What is the brand and model of that 2 gigs of RAM you ended up installing? Perhaps it isn't compatible with the Asus motherboard or maybe the RAM voltage needs to be changed from the default motherboard voltage.
I have an hp mini 1000 netbook with the admin passwords in the bios and win xp. It was my cousins who is no longer with us, so my aunt gave it to me. Noone knows the passwords. How can I bypass them or override them? I can get in as a guest but it is too limited. What are my best options?
You need to talk to HP, after changing the registered ownership, and may need a document about the fate of the previous owner. You may have to send it to a certified HP service center with a formal notice of change of ownership included.
As for TechSpot, there is a policy to not provide assistance with passwords.
What you want to do is usually very difficult in the best of circumstances.
I just built a new computer with an Asus M4A89GTD Pro mobo/Phenom II x6 cpu. Power supply is corsair 750w. 4gb corsair 1600mhz ddr3 memory. Now the problem is, I can't get the light on my mobo to turn on. It's not my power supply so I am thinking the mobo isn't working. I had the 24-pin and 4 pin connected... also switched to 8 pin and still didn't work. Any suggestions? All help appreciated.
Anyone? I'm going to order a replacement if there's no ideas...
hey, i was wondering. I was looking at the4 intel i3 530 on newegg and it says it has video built in. someone told me it doesnt and someone said it does. does this really have built in video into the cpu so i dont need a video card. Ty
It does have built in graphics, running at 733mhz. In order to use the graphics I believe you will need either a H55 or H57 board. I don't thing the P55 boards use the on-cpu graphics.
Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible with all this parts thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related I put it all together and started to install windows xp but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn t work So I put in my brother s spare motherboard which is compatible with all the left over parts Hoping that to solve the problem it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing Beyond the blue screen installation part Says windows needs to restart and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen It continues to do this Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks Timmytangster P S specs on computer GB HDD GB DDR Intel Core duo E Nvidia MB nbsp
Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?
Hi everyone Ive just bought my new Asus K f laptop wich works all fine But the microphone is terrible Using recording software or skype test-calls the sound is all pitched and muffled and even if I boost the mic sound and sets all the levels on high I problem realtek HD Built-in w Mic still only gets a vague voice recording while the backgroundsound it somehowe amplified Ive adjusted all the Noise suppresion and quot echo quot buttoms but that makes little different Basically its useless as a mic for e g skyping If I use an plug-in mic it works perfect Somehow it seems Built-in Mic problem w realtek HD to be the in-built mic or the software Ive read many threads on realtek mic problems in here but they all seems to be detached to older versions of either software or hardware Now that might not mean a thing but since Im no expert on cp I cant dechifer the Built-in Mic problem w realtek HD various suggestions and those I try do not work Ive spend and incredibly long time trying to fix this on my own being very stubborn by nature but now I must reach out for some help Can any of you tell me what to do Thanks nbsp
If the mic is really that bad, then it would probably be the fault of the manufacturer. Either deal with it and update the newest drivers, or get a headset with a mic.
Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to combine the power of a dedicated gpu card with the power of the ondie graphics of Intel's i3 processors?
I don't believe there is a way. Nvidia has hybrid SLI and ati has hybrid crossfire that if you have a motherboard that supports it, you can install a lower end nvidia/ati card and have the integrated card give the dedicated card a small boost.
As far as I know for ati the common boards that support hybrid crossfire are the 780, 785 and 790. I'm not sure about the older 770 or the new 890.
Nvidia, I'm not too sure but I think it has to be a geforce 9100 and up. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Hey all just built a new computer using my old comp new built problems -- driver Just a having HD graphics card and CD drive installing them onto a new MB with a new PS and fan I believe I am now experiencing some driver problems but I am not sure what the problem is so if anyone could please help clarify to solve this issue I would be much obliged Occasionally receiving the following error during start-up quot CMOS Checksum Bad Press F to run setup Press Just built a new comp -- having driver problems F to load default values quot I always choose to load the default values and it seems to start fine However occasionally the computer will load with the sound choppy and breaking On top of that I appear to be having some general stability problems IE hangs frequently other applications occasionally hang sound is choppy and Just built a new comp -- having driver problems cut-out with Just built a new comp -- having driver problems certain games I ve gone through Device Manager and made sure all of my sound and video components had updated drivers The new MB did come with a driver CD but I was never prompted for it at any time during Windows XP installation and I ve only installed the sound and video drivers from it Am I right in assuming the MB could not operate if it did not have the proper driver to begin with How do I make sure all of my drivers are correct and most-recently updated I went to the manufacturer s website for my graphics card and installed the most recent driver not sure if it made any difference though Also how do I find out if I am using -bit or -bit Windows XP It doesn t list this under quot System quot in control panel And I need to know before I install any more drivers as they all specify whether to use or -bit versions Thanks in advance for you help nbsp
you will need to install your chip set drivers. if you tell me what motherboard your using i can help you out
Talks about how it say's you will need a TV TUNER in caps and in bold and I am like wtf mate! why a tv tuner for one, I just need the wireless display thing to work with me where I can transfer the screen when I need to.
shocking shocking shocking
Hi friend of a friend of mine Is selling his new Gaming RIg built Which is almost complete The reason why he s selling it is due to money issues He built this built for a following client of his I guess he Bying New a Built RIG went on ahead and pay for all the parts out of his own pocket and the client end up ranking out Which sucks So he s selling it for Flat I look up the parts amp prices and wow i think it a good price for what he s selling it at I wanted to get some advice weather or not should i take this opportunity to buy the RIG All he said that s missing is the Ram My intention on using this Rig is for Making music etc Ive been up in the mist on wanting to build a unit i just don t time with school and work keeping me busy SPECS AMD Phenom II X Black Edition HDZ FBGMBOX Deneb GHz x KB L Cache MB L Cache http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Bying a New RIG Built Western Digital Raptor WD ADFD GB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Thermaltake Bigwater i Liquid Cooling System http www xoxide com thermaltake-bigwater- i html MSI KA G AM AM AMD G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E ASUS VENTO Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E CORSAIR TX W ATX V POWER SUPPLY http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E So advice you guys could give me -Thanks Rock nbsp
Any video card present in the system?
Everything looks fine to me.
Hey, I just built my first PC and i believe i have everything set up properly in the case. But when i turn it on, the fans run, LED's come on, everything seems to be getting power but i get no display on my monitor. Also, i get no beeps. Any help would be appreciated. Here are my specs.
GPU: XFX HD Radeon 4890
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
PSU: Rosewill 850W ATX12V v2.2
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4G (2x2gb)
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.66GHZ quad core Model BX80605I5750
To be able to hear any beeps you will require a small motherboard speaker. Do you have one?
Ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the card. Try running your system with a single stick of RAM and see whether it POSTs. Also check whether your RAM modules are occupying the slots closest to the CPU.
If it doesn't work, then I would advise you to disconnect everything and reconnect components one at a time to the motherboard and check for POST after each new addition.
Windows xp sp logitec webcam c Installed according to directions on logitec ran CD connected hardware when prompted Worked fine Can see self in the logitec video screen take pics etc Chose not to use the headseat that came with the webcam as it had a mic built in to the camera and I only had one place to connect the head set would have pre-empted my speakers Downloaded and installed skype and ran through their series of video and voice tests All was fine Placed several calls good Also installed LogMeIn free version so I could support this set up after I left home for a business trip as my Mom is not all that savvy Two days after I got it all working the Mic no longer works When I run the test in Skype with the echo service I can hear the recording but it shows at the top the mic volume is too low and sure enough it does not play back the messages I mic Logitech working in c250 built webcam on stopped skype leave for the test I have found a post on here several in fact about checking certain skype settings and will do that when I get home tonight Meanwhile I had my Mom move Logitech webcam c250 built in mic stopped working on skype the camera from the USB port to Logitech webcam c250 built in mic stopped working on skype another one thinking it was maybe a port gone bad No such luck I also wondered if it could be caused by the install of logmein It doesn t work whether I m remoted in or not so it s not the amount of traffic causing the issue it would almost be like some kind of interupt conflict but a I thought that was pretty much a thing of the past and b I wouldn t expect logmein to glom onto a hardware interupt in any case Perhaps a conflict in port numbers used for the mic and the logme in software Can uninstall logmein but not remotely and won t be home for another month Wanted to see what else I could try Don t have any other apps on there that I could test the mic with apart from Skype Logitec installed something to let me take pics but not anything to test mic with Did check the skype mute button we are not muted Any other tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated I suppose the mic could just have failed immediately after purchase but that seems a bit odd nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/logitech-webcam-c250-built-in-mic-stopped-working-on-skype.141597/
Just built my first PC but the moniter wont trun on and i cant acess the BIOS It s not the custom built PC to connect the monitor? My won't new moniter as i used fn f on my laptop and i My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor? viewd everything fine i When i power on it all works but the moniter just stays in standby mode I turn the power on I am using onboard graphics as my video card does not support vga ati and my moniter is old and only supports My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor? vga when i power on i hear the Hardrive the CD drive works Graphics card fan spins the psu obviously works the green light on the mobo lights up I hear the beeps i saw the heatsink spinning I m sure the ram is in correct both in the yellow slots next to each other not one yellow and one black The psu is w from cossair the only thing im not sure of is that the cpu is in right i remember putting it in and putting the stick next to it under the tab bit i had some trouble installing the heatsink Should i check the cpu can i do it now that the thermal pad is all over it or will i have to clean it and buy some thermal gell My cas eonly came with quot - quot screws these are the i was instructed to screw the motherboard in with i used all of the brass elevators but i just put one screw in each corner as i only had could the brass elevators with nothng in be grounding the mobo If anymore info is need juet let me know i can get photos up if needed need me to list my parts just say so nbsp
Take the graphics card out, it's disabling the onboard video.
Just custom the monitor? My PC connect won't new built to built my first PC but the moniter wont trun on and i cant acess the BIOS It s not the moniter as i used fn f on my laptop and i viewd everything fine i When i power on it all works but the moniter just stays in standby mode I turn My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor? the power on I am using onboard graphics as my video card does not support vga ati and my moniter is old and only supports vga when i My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor? power on i hear the Hardrive the CD drive works Graphics card fan spins the psu obviously works the green light on the mobo lights up I hear the beeps i saw the heatsink spinning I m sure the ram is in correct both in the yellow slots next to each other not one yellow and one My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor? black The psu is w from cossair the only thing im not sure of is that the cpu is in right i remember putting it in and putting the stick next to it under the tab bit i had some trouble installing the heatsink Should i check the cpu can i do it now that the thermal pad is all over it or will i have to clean it and buy some thermal gell My cas eonly came with quot - quot screws these are the i was instructed to screw the motherboard in with i used all of the brass elevators but i just put one screw in each corner as i only had could the brass elevators with nothng in be grounding the mobo If anymore info is need juet let me know i can get photos up if needed nbsp
Try removing the graphics card since you're not using it anyway.
You can buy extra motherboard mounting screws. I always keep a variety of extra PC screw hardware since cases don't always supply enough as you discovered.
If you decide to check the CPU, you will have to clean it and reapply fresh thermal compound.
I am trying to hook up two montors. the graphics card i have has one slot
the trouble i am having is that the on board card does not boot with the
second video card in the computer. any suggestions
Depending on your PC this may be impossible as the motherboard may disable the onboard video as soon as you try to use an external video card. This is most common with older chipsets that have AGP video onboard and an AGP expansion slot. Usually it is recommended just to get an external video card with multiple monitor support (many low priced ATI/Nvidia cards support this)
No one is going to be able to provide specifics without knowing the specs on your computer, but the first place to try to mess with settings is to go into your BIOS at boot and see if it has options for picking/enabling your on board video.
What happen to my rapidshare premium account... almost 5 days, download is very slow...15kbps and finally gone... Normally, i got 212kbps.
Tell us more. What is a Rapidshare Premium Account?
I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?
Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024
A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know
Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
AMD Athlon II X Regor GHz Socket AM W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX OCGQBOX GIGABYTE GV-N TOC- GI into fans Newly beeps no on, will CPU lights PC, not built bios, come boot and GeForce GT GB -bit GDDR PCI Express Newly built PC, will not boot into bios, fans and lights come on, no CPU beeps x HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card GIGABYTE GA-MA T-UD P AM AMD ATX AMD Motherboard hec X-Power Pro W Continuous C ATX V V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Stick Patriot ddr This system is put together with an older HD that is working When I turn on the power I get light fans but bios will not load and I get no cpu beeps Have returned and replaced the mobo cpu vid card power supply and ram Tried different case and monitor HD works in another pc I am completely stumped Thought for sure it was the mobo but just got a new one in and its still doing the same thing Get nothing on the monitor no signal Have used different cables to the monitor as well According to Gigabyte everything is compatible Any more ideas Added- From Gigabyte support quot Athlon II X is supported on this board but if current mother board bios is F only that need to update bios to F support processor quot Does this make sense to anyone nbsp
Just in case, did you plug in the 8 pin CPU power supply connector to the motherboard?
Hi all having some serious stress issues trying to figure this out Ok so specs first I guess i - Asrock x extreme mobo HIS Radeon Corsair w psu G Skill x gb DDR ram v- v Ok now I ve tried just about everything I can think of and lastly it s looking like RMA but I really hope it s just some minor oversight causing all this mess I ve plugged in v amp pin connector to mobo I ve cleared the CMOS I ve tried different video cards both DVI slots on em I tried HDMI on the card that allowed it W different monitors as well I have the mobo mounting pins in I can newly built computer not Monitor on, turning t see any place the mobo could have a grounding problem i e touching the case Any ideas I ve been racking my brain with this for hours Everything turns on fans run front panel works HD light comes on everything but the monitor I can t check for beeps no internal speaker I ve Monitor not turning on, newly built computer mounted the RAM in a few different ways using all sticks alone I just took off the battery letting it sit out for now Please help nbsp
Pull the motherboard out of the case and run it on an insulated pad. See if it boots up normally on the monitor. If not, the motherboard or CPU is defective... ASrock
I have an serious problem, ive buy an hp 6730B on ebay but when i want to upgrade the bios, my computer wants an administrator password for the flash.
The seller told me he have maybe do an error of typing, beacause his password don't work.
this computer is an compaq 6730B
S/n : CNU8466GNS
P/n : GB987ET#ABF
Service tag : C6730bUP8400W5X16GIBNNF20Qa
I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
I read them but I didn't find why they did it. So I want repeat the question adding it to the yours one:
HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password
I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).
I read all messages of the reference topic about the same problem (as suggested) but I didn't find my needs.
I think I will have to ask about it a lot of time. Hope to find someone who can help me.
What are you going to use the PC for multi tasking lots of programming a little gaming music and image editing i use photoshop a lot and virtual dj as well How much is your budget around usd Where are you located a k a fill out your profile malaysia Are you willing to buy online i dont think so Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build nope Do you need other peripherals like a monitor keyboard and mouse among others yes monitor and keyboard maybe a speaker Have you already bought any parts not yet Do you have an Operating System OS nope Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup i dont think so built a multi-tasking for needed Opinions custom desktop or i dont know if i ll ever need one any advice if there s anything you guys think should be included in the list that i forgot Opinions needed for a multi-tasking custom built desktop to mention do let me know nbsp
Well if your focus is mainly programming with some interest in gaming . i guess an ASROCK G31M-GS Motherboard would do the Job. equiping it with an ATI HD 4650 Graphic card and a power saving Intel Core 2 duo 2 x 2,4 Ghz conroe processor. for the rams get your self a 2 GB slot (more is a waste unless u want to work on vista OS). Water-cooling is intended for computers which work days without shutting down . however if its within your budget limits i recommend u buy it since it is amazingly quiet. If not then just stick to the Original Intel Cooler which is normally included in the processor package. A hard drive of your choice would do the job( It must be SATA of course). As for operating systems get yourself either the Windows Vista Business OS or Window XP sp3 . stay away for the moment from Windows Vista Home premium and Windows 7. If u wish to install a linux distribution then forget about 3D games.
I built this computer in an old tower with a CPU, put a Intel D845EPI motherboard in it with a processor already attached that a friend traded me, he said it worked. Ive got it down to the basics with just the PSU and the motherboard and some ram. The LED on the motherboard comes on when i hook power to it through either of thr 2 PSUs im trying on it, but when i hit the power switch no fans turn and nothing happens. Ive even tried a new power switch and im very sure i followed the motherboards manual on setting up the front panel correctly. Can anyone think of what it could be? wouldnt the CPU fan turn for even a second if the ram was bad? Im at a loss... Thanks!
blackecho please read : http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic19992.html
In all probability its a fried motherboard.
hey guys...i bought a dell about 3 years ago and was happy with it until the dell guy i called said i couldnt upgrade my psu for an upgraded graphics card i wanted so i said scew him and started looking into building my own..i did lots of research and read lots of forums, how tos, and guids. so besides that no one helped me with putting a masterpice together...i know it was a long time ago but i was just curious as to how i did and if i did something wrong and what would you have done.
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @3.16GHz OC to 4.05GHz
Mobo - IP35 Pro
Memory - 2x2 Corsair PC2-6400 DDR2
Graphics card - Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 512
Network card - Killer NIC Network Adapter
Sound card - Creative SB X-Fi
Hard Drive - i just put the one from my dell
I use the same motherboard and I love it... other than that, if it works for you. it is great!
OK, my subject line might sound cryptic! Here is my set up: first router (main) is connected to the cable modem and provides std addresses as 192.168.1.2 (base is 192.168.1.1) etc. I have a second router (same brand) as a gateway connected to my main. This second router base address is 10.10.10.1 and all that are connected to this one have manually provided IP addresses (such as 10.10.0.2, etc). The main one provides WIFI access as for the second one do not.
Now my question: from my laptop who uses the WIFI network, how can I reach or connect to the other network (the one that is managed with the router with the 10.10.10.1 address? The purpose? I would like to access the computer connected to it as if they were part of the WIFIed network. And be able to access the router management page. Any clue?
first some basics;
examine the router (the box itself). everything attached to a LAN slot will default to
routing upwards using the WAN slot -- that's a big clue as to what the routing tables looks like.
second; to manage the configuration of a specific router:
a) WIRE a system directly to it
b) login to the router config page using the current router's ip-address
if your network is
then a system attached to routerX will route upward to router(X-1) and NOT downward to router(X+1)
if you wish to have ALL systems (wired and wireless) see and share with each other, then you have too many distinct address.
Leave router#1 as is. disconnect router#2 from #1 and wire router#1 to a LAN port on router#2, leaving its WAN port empty. Log into router#2 and disable DHCP.
Now do the same for the wire from #2-->#3 and disable#3 DHCP.
All systems (wired or WiFi) will get ip-assignments from router#1 and will be able to
ping and share files.
I have an NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, and this is my first time building a computer (and i don't have a lot of experience). I made sure to assemble all of the comp parts with somebody experienced, but even so, i get a no dvi signal, no bios screen, nothing. I wish i were able to diagnose the problem, but i don't get any beep codes, because this case doesn't come with built in speakers to aid me...what do i do???
AND IF i have to get a speaker like this, what is it even called??
thanks a bunch
Try used speaker from any old discarded computer case, or small transister radio from days of old. Any 4 ohm or 8 ohm speaker will work, or you can change the leads on a pair of junk head phones... or extension speaker from Radio Shack, CyberGuys or Frys.
Then you have to have the list of beep codes for that motherboard or device.
Perhaps the best place to go is www.frys.com they have a large variety of speakers for as low as $2.99 to 9.99... look for "miniature square speaker", portable, or two-way speakers... nearly anything that will fit your case will work, and most have screw holes so you can rig something acceptable...
Now heres the issue im having thus far All components are are set Pc is ready to be powered Unfortunately this case has no pc speaker so i cant listen to the beeps upon powering on Hardware not functioning properly dvd drives have power but tray doesnt eject The system will that newly built wont Need troubleshooting a help pc on autoboot powered when power on when i flip the power switch on on the back of the psu power and reset on front is non operational yes theyre wired properly pc can only be Need help troubleshooting a newly built pc that wont autoboot when powered on powered off by turning off power on back of psu onboard reset and memok are working properly pc wont boot to bios stays at black screen and monitor goes into powersave Need help troubleshooting a newly built pc that wont autoboot when powered on All usb ports are working yet my keyboard doesnt seem to be operational guess that can be expected if pc isnt going into autoboot like it should upon being powered on for the first time Water cooling is fully functional as are all fans and leds Video card appears to be fine as far as the eye can see What should my next step be to troubleshoot Plz suggest another location to post this thread if need be Need help quick Will post very frequently on this thread so keep in touch Thx nbsp
borrowed a pc speaker from another pc in hopes of being able to get an answer from beep codes, but the speaker hast runneth silent. im at a standstill.
Hi, I've got a rather simple question, but I still want to know it:
Can a regular (pc) dvd player read/play dvd-dual layer's?
The dvd in question is home-made, if it matters
Well, that's about it..
Thanks in advance,
I would say no... But a dual-layer DVD player will read single-layer DVD's
After spending hours putting together my new PC ( some new parts, some old parts from my previous computer) I finally get the thing to boot up. THe fans are spinng and the lights go on, but the only thing is theres no display. Ive tried multiple things to get it to work, but still no luck. If anyone has any feedback as to what i should do, it would be greatly appreciated.
Here are the Specs:
ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK 520W ATX Power Supply
POWERCOLOR AX3650 1GBD2 Radeon HD 3650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
OCZ Platinum 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Also keep in mind the MoBo has an onbord video card which I've tried already, by itself and while the graphics card was still attached.
when you disconnect the video card, does the onboard work?
I want to buy another case.. i'm not exactly happy with the one my Aspire X1200 came with. Inadequate power supply/room for vid card. It's a low-end computer and i'm simply going to make do with it.
Are there any problems in doing this? Anything that would make it 'impossible' or something like that? Any tips?
I'm not exactly certain what you mean by the title. Anyway, here's the answer to the question I think you asked.
But, there are 2 different spec boards in common use. ATX which is about 12 x 9.6 inches, and Matx (M= micro) @ about 9.6 x 9.6 (some Matx boards are a bit smaller).
Matx boards mount on the same bolt pattern as ATX, but due to the smaller size, they only use about 2/3rds of the holes.
So, both ATX & Matx will fit in an ATX size case. But ATX will NOT fit in a case designed for Matx boards.
So this is my third build and this has never happened before....
I put the power on and got the "insert disc and press any key" message - so I put in my XP CD and the setup files loaded, but THEN, I got the BSOD.
I took the CD out and restarted the PC but as soon as the setup messages finished, I just got the "-" in the top-left of the screen that you get just before the OS boots. I can't get rid of it, and if I put a CD in the drive, it whirs but nothing happens, the "-" just stays there.
I can get into BIOS but not sure what help that can be...
I'm at wit's end here, anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
Ok change of situation.
I changed the CD drive to primary boot drive and the CD loaded again.
But, I got another blue error page.
At the bottom, it says :
"STOP: 0X0000007E ........................
pci.sys - Address ............................."
The dots are more numbers.
So I can't install XP
I just went with my friend to buy the parts for a custom computer I built everything for him everything powers on fine except the monitor does not turn on shows a blank black screen and has the orange quot sleep quot button lit The parts in the computer are Motherboard - ASUS Proactive ai Series A N-SLI Deluxe Hard computer, new monitor turn wont on Built Drive - Maxtor Serial ATA Hard Drive Video Card - WinFast PX GT TDH PCI Express CPU - AMD Athlon Again everything boots fine except the monitor stays black off Also the back Built new computer, monitor wont turn on of the video card does not have an VGA monitor connection It has DVI Built new computer, monitor wont turn on ports and comes with an adapter so that you can plug in the VGA type connection monitor into the DVI port The video card is connected correctly in the PCI express slot and has the power cable connected to the power supply Here is the site for the video card Leadtek WinFast PX GT TDH nbsp
What wattage is the power supply and are ALL of the power leads to the mobo connected correctly? If the psu is only 300watts then u will probably find its not upto running such a power hungry setup. I suggest a minimum of 450watts but bigger is better, also go for the most expensive one that u can afford as cash buys quality.
I just finished building a new PC specs are below First tried booting it to a hard-drive that came with an eMachines T It would not boot to Windows so I figured it had something to do with eMachines only Windows version incapable of boot new not to PC, will Windows Built running when hardware is replaced So I bought a new hard-drive Western Digital Caviar WD BB ran fdisk and formatted it Built new PC, will not boot to Windows to FAT Installed Windows ME the latest version of Windows that I have a full version disk It appeared to install correctly but having the same problem keeps re-booting will not boot to Windows It first displays quot No signal input quot but the monitor is working displaying everything after that message the post data all appears to be ok the Built new PC, will not boot to Windows Windows splash screen appears but then it states that quot Windows did not fully load on last attempt quot and prompts me how to load I tried loading in Safe Mode still with the same result Two things that I wonder about is either the monitor is not fully communicating with the PC it is a refurbished I bought even though it is displaying or the graphics card is incompatible though the motherboard manual did not give much information regarding the PCI-express compatibility I tried booting with the onboard VGA but nothing displayed on the monitor I could find nothing in the BIOS to change to VGA display though Specs Biostar P M -M Motherboard Intel Celeron Socket Pentium - GHz original from eMachines T XFX GeForce GT XXX Video Card Western Digital WD BB IDE HDD - setup as Master IDE Western Digital WD EB GB IDE HDD - original from eMachine setup as slave IDE Sony CD-ROM DVD-ROM CRX E - setup as Master IDE NEC DVD -RW ND A - setup as Slave IDE quot Westinghouse L HW DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Kingston KVR D N G GB DDR RAM PC - -Pin DIMM memory modules MHz Windows ME nbsp
Your card is a card that your MB should support / detect...
If there is no BIOS setting to disable the onboard video, it may be autodetect.
I did not see any information in the manual on your MB.
Someone else here may have a better idea,
but my initial guess is the OS.
You have installed ME, on a system with a MB that says
OS Support Support Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64Click to expand...
Not good news... I suppose
You said that this was what you had for a full version...
Do you have any upgrade versions of 2000 or XP?
Hi, I just recently bought and assembled my new computer. After assembling it all it wont seem to load the BIOS. The monitor just reads that its in Power Save Mod, Activate using PC. Ive tried a million different things, Can Anyone Lead me in the right Direction. There is no onboard graphics card, so Ive tried swithching the ram around and tried multiple different monitors. If anyone can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.
Asus A8N-SLI Premium Mobo
AMD 64 Athlon 3700+ Processor
eGeforce 8400 GS PCI-Express Graphics Card
160GB SATA Hard Drive
4x512mb SuperTalent DDR400 ram
Dual 500w Power Supply
- When I first tried to boot it up, it turned on and started to load the bios i think but then after about 1 minute, the computer shut down, and after that nothing. The Powersupply fan, CPU fan, Graphics card fan all are spinning. Also the Mobo LED lights up.
Is there a 4 or 8 pin connector near the CPU that needs a cable from the power supply to be plugged in, similar to Intel boards?
I'm trying to build a reasonably priced SLI machine. I currently have 1 BFG 8800gt OC2 512mb card, i could buy another but i was wondering if i got a run of the mill 8800gt and OC'd it, would it be the same. The lowest i see 8800gt OC2's is $160 and the normal 8800gt's at around $100.
i was also wondering if a 550W Rosewill PSU would be sufficient enough to run two 8800gt's
your help is much appreciated,
550W Rosewill PSUClick to expand...
Rosewill powersupplys have very bad quality, even if it can run your cards, it might not last long.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2010320058 50002177 113142556&name=501 - 600W
exactly which powersupply is it, there are about 10 rosewill 550's.
Yes, the cards are the same, though I think you will have to find an older 8800gt and not a 9800gt, those are actually getting quite rare as they are all being replaced by 9800gt's. If your new card can't stay stable at the same speeds as the one you have now, I think you should clock it down to match.