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Q: Brand new HP Spectre x360

Great laptop put it through a lot of testing in my first weekend of owning it and I'm quite pleased overall nbsp This issue has nothing to do with the laptop itself but rather the included sleeve which I'm also pleased was included as other brands models I checked Brand HP x360 new Spectre out did not include a sleeve nbsp However it smells really awful nbsp I mean it's really nbsp an nbsp exceptionally terrible rubbery type odor nbsp And it's not as if it's only when I put my nose up to it or even handle it nbsp It can just be sitting a few feet away from me and I smell it nbsp I tried washing it by hand figuring it's just an extreme example of factory chemicals or materials not being completely washed away before packaging nbsp This act may have reducded the smell by - but the stench was still very noticeable so I put it through a wash in the washing machine nbsp Again it's possible it's reduced the smell down to of what it started as but it's Brand new HP Spectre x360 still pretty ridiculous how bad this thing smells nbsp Has anyone had the same experience nbsp Have you had better luck in nbsp removing the smell nbsp I'm sure someone will suggest that it's free and maybe not worth the effort and therefore to just look into a different sleeve but I like it aside from the odor and would like to be able to keep it for some extra protection padding even once I decide on a method for carrying the device around if possible nbsp But it will not be worth it if I can't get rid of the odor Solved View Solution

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A: Brand new HP Spectre x360

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.
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A:Brand new laptop; faulty wifi process?

Set up the laptop next to the router where the signal should be strongest. Are you sure that you are connecting to your own wi fi network and router? When you switch on the laptop it will search for in range networks and when you spot your own you are asked to give the password before you can use the internet for the first time. If that's not happening maybe its logging you on to a neighbouring unsecured network (no password set) where the signal is weak. If I click on the wireless icon bottom right in my taskbar it brings up a choice of available networks. My icon looks like a set of steps and so the icon shows how strong the signal is. Check that you are connecting to your own router and see how strong the signal is. You mention other devices that work OK but haven't given any details.
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A:Computer becoming extremely slow. It's brand new.

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

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A:Brand New HP Envy Touchsmart 17 Quad can't connect to Internet

Hey Mark. I would connect to the Net by cable and allow it to get any OS updates and/or driver updates before I change any settings.While online,try to connect wirelessly to see if it finds any updates quicker.
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A:Game freezes on brand new computer regardless of OS

There are many things that can be the cause of this. I first thought it was the GPU, but as I read on, I think it could be either a RAM, temperature, or HDD issue. It is most likely a RAM issue.

Another issue could be overheating, but since the games crash basically instantly, it doesnt seem to be an issue. Just to make sure, can you download RealTemp and tell me temperatures on the CPU? Also, download GPU-Z, and tell me the GPU temperatures (sensor tab of GPU-Z, under "GPU Temperature").

Most likely cause: It could also be bad RAM (this is the most likely reason). Download Memtest86, put it on a flash drive, and boot into it. Run Memtest about 5-10 times and tell me the results.
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A:Brand New PC Starting To Make Noise

It could just simlpy be your fans speeding up? When I game, as the computer gets hotter the fans in my PC speed up. When in the menu, it cools down so the fans slow down Its just a guess though...
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A:Brand new laptop: Wireless worked at the start, now it doesn't


if it shows the current IP address as 169.x.x.x then the issue is not finding
(or being blocked from sending/receiving ) the DHCP service in the router.

ALSO, if you see an IP address like 0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
then you have IPv6 enabled on the laptop;
1) google for disable ipv6
2) apply the solution for your {XP,Vista,Win/7} laptop

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A:Inconsistent frame rate in games on brand new gaming PC

Hope ya got the latest video card drivers n windows updates. Really do you even notice the fps drop or are you staring the fps numbers? Also you can go into your power management and adjust your settings so your cpu is running above the normal 5% on idle.
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A:Brand new system, not POSTing, first time builder

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use the following layout

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A:Blank screen but brand new PC

With a NEW computer and limited computer knowledge it is always best to get it fixed under warranty.

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right now im gonna grab Kingston 6G Kit 1333C9, im not sure about it though, also dont hate me for buying raser, its mostly a joke.

thanks for ANY help

A:Good brand of ram for a high end PC

If you're not planning an overclocking adventure then the Kingston modules will be fine. I presume they are the KVR1333D3N9 kit. If you're planning on overclocking you might want to investigate a DDR3-1600 kit. Since your motherboard model is an older board (as is mine) there wont be a great deal of selection under the RAM QVL but Crucial, G.Skill, Kingston and Corsair don't usually have compatibility problems with Giga boards.
Check the memory configurator/memory finder on each memory manufacturers site for compatibility if you are unsure.
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A:Computer will not turn on, power supply is brand new

call the company
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multiple cards dedicated to handling the physics in a game.Click to expand...

Waste of money IMO.

Also, no.
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A:Brand-new Netbook freezes when idle, can only reboot with manual restart

Talk to the manufacturer. Get it fixed while still under warranty.
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A:5 months of Multiple BSODs on a brand new computer - driver or hardware error?

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A:Geforce 9500 gs freezing problems on brand new computer

Take it back to who you bought it from and have them fix or replace it
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A:ChilliGreen 2TB, brand new keeps crashing

I'd try the drive on one of the back panel USB connections on your computer. Try a different USB cable too, obviously Windows thinks the drive is being disconnected even if it isn't.

I can think of a few reasons this could happen:
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A:Brand new custom built PC shuts itself off after powering up for 4-5 seconds

Do two things, updated your specs in your profile and lookin in your case, tell us what psu you have.
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A:Name brand PC Recovery problems solved

I take it that the extra 256Meg of Ram did not originally come from HP
I'm not sure if that's relevant or not, but even same rating Ram (but different manufacture) has been known to cause issues (ie best to use exactly the same Ram cards always)

I was discussing a similar matter earlier on here: Windows will not boot with more than 2gb of ram (although the emphasis in that thread was the 2Gig max, before installing Windows, and strangeness of having increased ram in a system)

Either way, thanks for your post, it was interesting to note this issue (and likely cause)
Many times during a Setup fault, I have advised members to remove extra Ram cards and try again. It may be that the originally recorded Ram (under re-imaging) may be the answer (on some computers that may have Setup problems) Sadly you would need to test this issue on 10 similar, same spec, computers to really confirm. Or contact HP technical support, or possibly their tech forum, to ask of others experiences.
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A:Brand New PC crashes after 10min to 1 hour gaming

Take it back to the store and have them check it out. You might also have a defective video card or memory
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A:Brand new corrupt drive

format it first then use it. see if it gives u thaat error still. if that doesn't work u may be out of luck
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A:Brand new PC is crashing :(

This has to be caused by the Nvidia Gforce drivers... You've covered everything else
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A:Hardware brand names

Here are some decent brands, apart from the ones you've already mentioned:

Motherboards: XFX, eVGA, ABIT, Foxconn, Biostar (TForce series)

RAM: A-DATA, Crucial, OCZ, Patriot, Buffalo, Kingston, G.SKILL, GeiL, PQI, Super Talent

HDD: Samsung, Hitachi

ODD: Pioneer, Lite-On, Plextor

For ATI: Sapphire, Visiontek, Gigabyte, Force3D, ASUS, MSI, Diamond, PowerColor

For NVIDIA: eVGA, XFX, BFG, MSI, Leadtek, ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac, PNY, Galaxy

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A:What's the Best Brand of Ram for a DDR PC2700 PC3200 Case

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A:Asus 8600 GT major problems, but brand new

hi there,
seems like youve tried everything from uninstalling all previous drivers to reformatting windows and yet there's still problems. Although your power supply is a bit weak. Your running a dual core AMD and a geforce 8600..both of them combined is probably around 250-300 watts of power already and thats NOT including your hard drives and cd drives. you may want to try out a stronger power supply..maybe a 550 watt? gives you a bit of head room for your other stuff like fans etc.. Install all the latest drivers from the Nvidia website and if your still experiencing artifacts like chess like screens and stuff like that, then consider your graphics card to be faulty. try and plug in another video card on the same slot? if it works fine then its your card.
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ye but this is a bad experience with them have u ever bought anything from them?
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Hi Unko Bejo, your question is a little to broard (open)

Please put your System Specs in your Profile

and state specifically where you go on the Internet and what page(?) you are scrolling down.

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A:Brand new build won't even start

I would first check to make shure that your power button is working properly. You can test this by jumping the two prongs coming out of you Moboard that go to your button.

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A:Two brand crossfiring...

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hello utra,

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it happened to me once.

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TypoNinja said:

Brand new system, out of the box hours ago.Click to expand...

Its under warranty, take it back, messing with it will void any warranties.

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I need somethign fast and efficient but also very reliable and a good company who backs up their drives incase somethin goes wrong..

says my board handles" 4 x Serial ATA 150MB/sec with support for RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1" so i guess this is just regular Sata? i cant use Sata2?

whats the difference between IDE and SATA? which is faster, more reliable and better?

A:most reliable hdd brand?

I like seagate and western digital. I'm not sure if I'd spring for one of the new perpendicular recording drives yet, since they're brand new tech. As for ide vs sata, I don't notice any speed difference in regular use, but sata is a faster interface. I see it in much the same light as agp vs pci-express. Yeah, pci-e is a faster interface, but at the point when it was introduced agp cards could easily keep up with pci-e cards, since cards weren't maxing out agp's speed. Maybe eventually hd's will have more speed than ide(pata) can handle, but who knows when. I'd get a sata 150 though, since the cabling is "neater" than ide ribbon cable.
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A:Brand new computer wont startup

It's not the processor for sure because if the proc didnt work, the computer would either not even start or turn on and be unable to do anything but stay on. It wouldn't turn off. It may be the Mobo that is damaged of it COULD be (plz dont flame me people) the PSU. I know Antec is a very reliable company but everyone makes mistakes so it might be that too. See if you can borrow a Mobo and PSU from someone and restest everything.
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A:Best Brand Name Psu

Here take a look at this article here:
it gives a list of bad psu's, as well as good psu's on a low, medium and high budget.
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A:Best Brand for an DVD-RW

Plextor - Best
Lite-On - Good

Everything else, beware. Some other brands work brilliantly, but I think its a lot more of a crapshoot with them than it is with Plextor.
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A:Machine Check Error...please help, brand new computer


Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you are saying, but I do not see how a "hard drive error" can be fixed with extra screws. When you booted into safe mode, were you able to run chkdisk? I'm not an expert, but it sounds like your hard drive could be a bad one. Does it make any noises? Excessive clicking?

I would also try to run MemTest- one stick at a time. If you can get to them, there are people on this site that can advise you on your "minidumps." (reports windows makes makes when it encounters errors.

Maybe some of the smarter guys will respond, but that is my opinion of where to start checking. One more thing- that PSU doesn't have the best reputation. it could be part (or more) of the problem. I know I haven't been much help, but at least this will bump the thread- maybe smart people will notice and help.

Good luck, man. :knock:
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A:IRQ dilema with a brand new Advent pc...!

try disabling the onboard network adapter in the bios, run a game and see what happens. if that doesn't work pull the new wireless pci card and start the computer and try the same game. If no good take out 1 memory module and try the game. Still no good try the other memory module (assuming that there are 2 x 512) Stll no good then swap out the video card for a different one and try the game. Something has to work..
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wanted to ask be fore i tried it.

A:will any brand hard drive work on dell desktop systems

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Hp or Gateway. Stay away from Dells...
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A:Problems with my brand new radeon x800 pro (no boot again)

it sounds like you have a defective card. the fact it did not come in the retail package does not bode well. it is probably not a new card but a refurbished one. or worse yet one that someone allready had a problem with a returned it, and they sold it to you without even fixing it.
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Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+
GHX Card: EVGA Geforce 7900GTX
Monitor: Spectre X20G-NAGA III

I have recently started building a new omputer and I have run into a problem. The computer turns on but when I look at the monitor, an message pops up showing a picture of this: Monitor ---> X --->Tower (Basically meaning that it has no connection to the computer) I find that intresting though because I have everything plugged in and in the right slots.

Any ideas? Any solutions? Please help!

A:No Signal Message (Spectre Monitor)

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

We need to back up a bit first. Open up your case and have a look.

When the system is not turned on, there is an LED light on your board. Can you see it? What color is it? When you hit the power button, tell us EXACTLY what happens. Any fans spinning? Does the color of that light change? Any beeps from the system?

Did you connect the power connector to your graphics card?

How many watts is your PSU (and what make is it)?

Tell us some more about your ram. What size and speed are the ram? How many sticks?
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A:help me decide upgrades! on brand new pc

Great system so far!

I would guess you have enough ram. There are, i believe, fairly good arguments for not going over 2 gigs on a win xp system anyway.

For tv tuners i would stick to ATI or Hauppage. Pci or usb, i dont think it matters. I have used both myself and i have a Hauppage unit right now.

As for vid cards, i dont do a lot of gaming, will leave that to those more in the know, lol. But if you dont do heavy gaming, maybe you are ok with what you have.

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