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hp envy phoenix h9-1440 GPU Swap

Q: hp envy phoenix h9-1440 GPU Swap

Hello all. I recently bought an Nvida 1060 to replace my old GTX 680. No problem knowning to to swap out the cards in general, but there was this metal support on the old graphics card as well as holding the wiring together on top of it. I'm curious if any other 1440 owners have dealt with this. Did you leave it in? How do I take it out if I can? There is not a single youtube video or support video of anyone with this model number! Appreciate all of your help. To clarify; this isnt the bar that goes across some HP envy models that you can see in the tutorial videos.
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A:Are these pc specs good enough for a starter pc and to swap an xbox one for this gaming pc

No, it is an LGA775 platform. It is old and outdated. For Intel look for a LGA1155 platform or better yet the latest LGA1150 platform. I wouldn't even look at LGA1156, which is the platform between LGA775 and LGA1155. Save yourself a headache and only look at the last two CPU socket platforms.

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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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I question this because I know the 57xx series from ATI required active. The card only supported 1 RAMDAC signal (or something?) and the Nvidia's tech seems different. According to HP support, passive will work fine. I need to have the adapters ordered ASAP, but I do not want to order the incorrect ones.

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A:HP envy 1038-nr

I seen similar comments re "since upgrading to Win/8" and (imo) think the drivers are not 'fully compatible' with the new system.
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Looks like they may be close if the cables are the same. Here's a new LCD Panel:
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A:Help with motherboard swap?

Your current motherboard and CPU is not compatible with the new SandyBridge line.

You will need to purchase a new motherboard, and a new CPU and new RAM in order to use it. Your existing hard disks and optical drives should be compatible (assuming the motherboard has IDE connectors if they're needed). The PSU is unlikely to be powerful enough as well, so will also require replacement, and its also likely a new case will be required.

If your looking to upgrade your computer on a budget I would just purchase a whole new system. Self-build only starts saving money with enthusiast or gaming systems. Budget systems including an OS are often cheaper purchased pre-built by major manufacturers.
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the saiyan

A:Toshiba screen swap

The power socket and the ribbon cable plug must be the same.
You can sometimes tell by reading the "for sale" items on eBay that describe Toshiba screens that are for sael.
You cannot tell for sure until you try... first, check the measures from bottom left to top right corner.
If those sizes are identical, you can remove the broken screen and take down the model, brand, and performance info from the label on the back. But you will have to match those details with those of the good screen.
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There can be as few as eight screws, or as many as 24 screws, and yet still have both screens fit... The two parts of the screen cover or moulding fit together like a clam shell, but how they are held together may mean different screw sizes... so label each screw and keep them in an order that can help you in re-assembly.
Once you get the damaged screen out, you are mostly home because you have learned most of what you need to know.
Then if that bad screen is not the right fit, you can often buy one on eBay or from a computer parts supply house.
Were it my project, I would buy a new inverter for the good screen... They are usually around $5.95 to $9.95 on eBay, or $25 from Toshiba.
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- Improve stability problem when doing overclock behavior.
Im getting a new nVidia gpu, and + my system is unstable when oc so i really need this update. I also got a exe. file, and some 160. file. when i click that exe file nothing happens. Last file i got is called How To Flash the BIOS.doc. Do i have to read that file in order to update bios?? I dont understand English very well, is FLASHING bios updating BIOS?

A:How to update Phoenix AWARD BIOS v6.00PG

Unless you are having a problem that the BIOS update will solve, I recommend not flashing the BIOS. There is a risk. If something goes wrong with the flash whether it's your mistake or a power outage or something else, your motherboard could become useless. This is a risk especially if you are not sure how to read the instructions on how to do it.

Do you have a problem that you think updating the BIOS will fix?
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will it work?

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gateway and acer

if i swapped it out will it hurt the drive or just blue screen
I'm assuming the video driver are the culprit but I'm not sure

lots of times people try to sell hdd with a OS on it like its a big deal
but most likely it wont match

am i thinking correctly

A:Can i swap hdd

eyemfedup2 said:

if i swapped it out will it hurt the drive or just blue screen
I'm assuming the video driver are the culprit but I'm not sureClick to expand...

It won't hurt the Hard Drive hardware
But it will likely bluescreen, but not because of Video drivers, but because of different hardware chipset and installed drivers for the different chipsets (like Intel and AMD, and many others)

I hope this helps
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A:Dell Optiplex mobo swap not working


im sure someone once told me that Dell use propriatary PSU's, that is to say they dont use standard PSU's in their machines.
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A:Hard drive platter swap

It's not a big job, but if the info on it is that important, grab an obsolete HDD and rip it apart to get the just of it. The key thing is you need to be extremely careful, that's why it's an expensive job, for the liability. Personally that's what I would do (and what I have done) if I didn't know how it worked.
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A:Dell GX280 case swap?

"It looks like to need a lot of modification"...

What needs modification, the front panel wires, USB/Audio connections? How may PCI connectors does the Dell GX280 motherboard have? 2 or 3?
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A:Phoenix bios flash failure

Sony should have Bios Flashing instructions on their support website. Find them! Most of the time bios are flashed outside of Windows using a bootable floppy or CD/DVD disc
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A:Trying to swap out the hdd in my Dell Mini

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A:Virus-Infested Hard Drive Swap

I'm not sure if this is the easiest way, but you could disconnect all your existing hdd, and only connect your sisters infected drive. Then boot your system from any Linux Live-cd (like Ubuntu), and format the disk from there. Your hdd's would be safe. If you need a guide on how to format a disk in Linux you could try
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A:Dell GX280 amber light and hard drive swap

Unless you created a surge of static electricity, then you should not have hurt anything. But you Likely have connected the wires backwards... Does the fan have a four wire or three wire plug and socket?
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A:phoenix bios password hack or bypass or software to find it HELP!!

There is probably no easy way.

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A:Comp wont boot after CPU swap

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IS there any way, using overclocking or something to make them work?
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A:P4 3.06 HT vs. Celeron D 3.2 & mobo swap

The celeron is just a crippled Pentium 4 with less cache, Hyperthreading does make a difference even if it not noticeable.

if you want to oc then you're good both ways, i learned to overclock with the same celeron and i got it to 4GHz water cooled then the mobo died ;-(

for everyday use keep the P4,

or go out and buy a real CPU.

AMD FTW! lol jk jk im so ready for the flaming
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Resolutions for your card. From here:

2048x1536Click to expand...
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A:Processor swap on a Dimenssion 2300

It can be done, but you will have a few problems to overcome. Just do a lot of reading. You may need tech experience, depending on the exact model of the replacement processor.
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A:Hard drive swap

can i just put the 160 hd in and it still have windows on it or will i have to reinstall windows after i do the swap...anyone???
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A:Hard Drive Swap`

Wont work at all.
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A:Can't detect hard drive after P/S swap

Remove the "non detected" drive and use another drive as the C drive just for test purposes. If this other drive is detected, your old C drive may be bad. We can discuss saving data later
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A:Phoenix Bios Password

Compaq tech support is very helpful. I assume you are still under warranty if you are using VISTA.
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That doesn't count as overclocking.

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unless AMD drastically changed somethingClick to expand...

Uhm.. I think that going from 32 bits to 64 bits and adding another core do qualify as significant changes

Athlon XP uses Socket A whereas that X2 uses the AM2 socket, so you do need a new motherboard.
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did you first update the bios before installing in the new processor? Sometimes an update of the bios is necessary.
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No!!!!! Well Maybe....

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It won't work Check THIS PAGE and THIS OTHER ONE.

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What OS? if the chipsets are different between the two machines then no it proobably wont work. if the OS is XP you could do a repair install of windows.
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forgot to add the actual temps

Idle 32-36C

Idle 45-50C

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Does the processor heatsink use heat tranfer paste or a pad?
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Unless you used thermal glue (not likely) the first time, you really should separate them. If it turns out it's stuck (can happen), be very careful, as you can destroy the cpu if you're unlucky. But mostly they come apart so easy you won't be able to move them without separating them!

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Welcome to techspot...

Look in your mainboard manual for instructions on how to "clear cmos" or similar. Basically, it's a little jumper on the mainboard that erases the BIOS settings (which is where the password is stored).

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What would get me the best performance:
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A:how to swap 2 -30gb hdd to 2 - 300gb hdd w/ RAID

tim4604 said:

can someone please explain to me how to change out and transfer my files and folders from my 2 - 30gb hdd /w RAID to my 2 - 300gb hdd w/ RAID? i'm running windows xp pro, and i have an external maxtor 80gb hdd.Click to expand...

Is it hardware RAID, or software RAID? Is Windows installed on this RAID setup, or is it just for data?
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A:Case Swap = No video!! Please help!

Get a molex to 12v ATX adapter and plug that into the P4 connector which will test your crimping job. They are inexpensive. It sounds like it could be a problem with the crimping job or maybe you crossed the wires somehow. Anyway, you should have soldered and shrink wrapped the wires.

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A:Nvidia FX 5200 Settings, Tabs, Desktop Manager Gone After HD Swap

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It is probably a good idea to run the Drivercleaner programme.

Go into add remove programmes, and uninstall anything to do with Nvidia.

Now run the cab cleaner first followed by the driver cleaner.

Reboot your system. Windows should install the generic vga driver.

Now install the latest drivers for your card from the Nvidia website.

Hopefully this should work.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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What processors are they? What are the models of motherboards?
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Well there are a lot of 'no boot' threads in 'CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos' to read and get ideas from, so start with that. Then try resetting BIOS and see if it can post. It sounds like you are using an existing windows installation. Well your motherboard drivers and hardware may not be compatible with your old hardware and you may need to do a clean Windows install or you can try the 'second repair option' off the install CD and have a chance to repair that installation to get your new MB drivers on it. (Don't count on that)
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its pretty simple, you pretty much just remove a screw, pop out the drive and pop the new one in. One thing you do need to know(you may already) You'll have to replace that drive with a Notebook HDD.
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A:Swap file partitioning

I would make your system partition first and your swap file second. It can save you alot of hassle when installing programs and the default install dir is C: and you always have to change it to D:. You won't notice any performance difference if it was on the leading edge.

Or if PM8 (never used it) supports specific partitioning, start the C: partition at block 2049. Then start your D: partition at 1, to 2048. This will make your swap file partition 2GB, which is plenty. You can make it smaller if you like, but mine are always 2GB...

I'm sure that would work!
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A:Can Anyone Explain the Linux Filesystems? (ext2, ext3, swap)


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Here's the page:

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A:Linux Swap partition

you created a swap partition but never formatted it?

try issuing this command:


you should see memory useage stats... if you don't see any mention of Swap: then you have no swap file running.

[[email protected] root]# free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 127440 120876 6564 0 54492 10912
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A:[SOLVED] HP envy 15-k172no static noise

Hello bonnerik, to TSF!

Rather than possibly voiding your HP Warranty, my recommendation is to contact HP Customer Support directly regarding this issue.
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Good Luck with it.

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Hello and welcome rodo first up


Can we have some systemspecs please as what you have posted gives us not that much (or anythingat all with some folks) to work with and given there are so many manufacturersof components and configurations that do influence what goes on within anygiven machine and OS.
System Info - See YourSystem Specs

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Hi CompXP64
This should help with the slip-streaming
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