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Thoughts on MSI gaming all-n-one pc's

Q: Thoughts on MSI gaming all-n-one pc's

Going to buy new pc. What's your thoughts on MSI 24GE 2QE-015US

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A: Thoughts on MSI gaming all-n-one pc's

If you really wanna get an all-in-one pc this one is great. if you could live with a full size desktop I would get this
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My old CPU MB are finally showing signs of aging on newer games trying to play things like AoC Vanguard and eventually Warhammer Online / $300? Thoughts < MB on Gaming CPU for is an exercise in graphical blandness I upgraded my video a few months back but not much improvement thus I m thinking it s Thoughts on Gaming MB / CPU for < $300? finally time for a MB CPU upgrade to match my GT graphics card My budget is I have not done much overclocking in the past but feel that with good online guides I can learn quickly With the below being my current system spoecs what would be recommended so I can see my MMOs in their full glory I prefer a resolution of X on my LCD monitor my understanding is that CPU is the limiting factor at lower resolutions is this correct GB SATA HD SATA DVD Burner Nvidia GT GB RAM Vista x W Power Supply NOTE Considering dropping back to XP for gaming purposes Thanks in advance for the help nbsp

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Hi guys. I'm thinking of buying this pc as I plan on making the jump from console to pc. What are your thoughts on value for money? Will it be able to run games in 1080p 60fps for a couple of years? When do you think I would need to upgrade parts etc?
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Hey guys I have put a together gaming laptop and I would really like you guys to share your ideas/thoughts on it. If you have some tips please post them


Nvidia gt540m 2gb

Intel Core i7 - 2670QM Quad Core (2.2GHz - 3.1Ghz) 6MB cache

8GB DDR3-1333 ( 2 x 4GB )

500 GB 7200rpm S-ATA 16Mb cache

15.6" WXGA (1366 x 768)

The laptop is from

The main goal of this laptop is playing new releases like bf3, Skyrim, Crysis 2
I have found some videos of people frapsing (recording) gameplay footage of Crysis 2 and bf3 with the gt540m so it should work fine

Youtube video's:
Crysis 2:

A:Thoughts on my gaming laptop?

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Hi guys, I'm new to the forums as you can tell by my post count, and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on a decent gaming computer, to run games such as C&C 3 ( and 4 in 2010) CS:S, and maybe even FO3.

I have around ?500 to spend ( monitor is not needed ), I have found a pretty decent looking computer from Staples: Your business partner for Office Supplies, furniture and technology.

Just wondering if this comptuer is decent enough to handle these games, and maybe future releases.
Also could someone please explain what is the difference between Intergrated graphics and dedicated graphics.

I don't have too much experience with the hardware of computers, so building one is off the question.

Thanks QuikR

A:New gaming computer any thoughts?

lol i'm not sure but i saw a gaming pc for ?999
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Hey guys I have put a together gaming laptop and I would really like you guys to share your ideas/thoughts on it. If you have some tips please post them


Nvidia gt540m 2gb

Intel Core i7 - 2670QM Quad Core (2.2GHz - 3.1Ghz) 6MB cache

8GB DDR3-1333 ( 2 x 4GB )

500 GB 7200rpm S-ATA 16Mb cache

15.6" WXGA (1366 x 768)

The laptop is from

The main goal of this laptop is playing new releases like bf3, Skyrim, Crysis 2
I have found some videos of people frapsing (recording) gameplay footage of Crysis 2 and bf3 with the gt540m so it should work fine

Youtube video's:
Crysis 2:
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Hi all I ve been thinking about first Building thoughts? pc, gaming building a gaming pc for the Building first gaming pc, thoughts? first time and was hoping to get some thoughts on this build I ll be on a budget of up to roughly on a p TV Building first gaming pc, thoughts? for a display and was considering the following PCPartPicker list Building first gaming pc, thoughts? CPU Intel Core i - K GHz Quad-Core Processor Microcenter CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper EVO CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Newegg Motherboard MSI Z -GD Gaming ATX LGA Motherboard Newegg Memory Crucial Ballistix GB x GB DDR - Memory NCIX US Storage Seagate Barracuda TB quot RPM Internal Hard Drive NCIX US Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX GB Video Card Newegg Case Rosewill THOR V ATX Full Tower Case Amazon Power Supply SeaSonic M II W PLUS Bronze Certified ATX V EPS V Power Supply Newegg Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS - DVD CD Writer Outlet PC Operating System Microsoft Windows Home Premium SP OEM -bit Outlet PC Total I probably won t be purchasing much of it for a month or two so I realize things may change but I thought I d try to get as much figured out now as I can The biggest questions I have are about the CPU motherboard RAM and HDD Is it worth the extra cost to get an i - K over the i - K The reviews I ve seen haven t shown much if any gaming improvement I may be overclocking later on if that affects the choice There is a newegg combo on the CPU and motherboard now that nullifies most of the extra cost part of why I was considering it Not sure what is important to look for in motherboards in general though this MSI board reviews well from what I ve seen Aside from whatever else for speed I m not sure what to look for in RAM either Same problem with HDDs I m just not sure what s important aside from space TB is about all I ll need for that at least for a while Same problem again for PSUs The biggest sources I ve been using are the PC buying guide here and http www logicalincrements com along with random reviews of specific parts As for the games I ll be playing most new stuff Total War Civ V Elder Scrolls The Witcher DX HR etc Hoping to play them at p fps ultra settings though I know that may not be possible with this build Does this seem like a good build Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Building first gaming pc, thoughts?

I think you should go for the latest Haswell chip (4670K). It has much more power saving features than Ivy Bridge does, and will future-proof longer. Here is the build I suggest:
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K ($200 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H ($180 @ Newegg)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) ($70 @ Newegg)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 ($400 @ Newegg)
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro ($240 @ Newegg)
PSU: Corsair HX750 ($130 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ($60 @ Newegg)

This is a build that will fit the $1300 budget. I can easily trim it down to about $1000-$1200 by downgrading components. This is the cream of the crop, the best of the best build you can achieve right here for <$1500. I recommend the build as is. You may need to add in a HDD for external storage for about $100. Also, at 1080P, you dont really need a GTX 770. You can downgrade to a 660Ti (or the 760Ti when it is released int he coming days). With some price hunting and some more research, you can find deals on components. I can easily get this build down to a lower budget if you ask, so please, tell me feedback .
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I've got my mind set on buying these parts so you would need a pretty solid argument to get me to change, i would just like to hear what you think about these parts and if theres something genuinely bad about them that might make me want to choose something else.

Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 - USB - $59.99

Mouse: Logitech G700 910-001436 Gaming Mouse - USB, Laser, 5,700 dpi, Black - $79.99

A:Thoughts on my keyboard and mouse?(gaming)

Well for "real gaming" I couldn't live without my N52 gaming keypad (Seperate keypad for gaming, not a keyboard).

I then have an earlier version of thet KB just for the backlighting but I don't use anyoff the gaming features on it really, but otherwise a decent KB.
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RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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A:Mid-range gaming build. Thoughts?

Go with Intel: try to get an i5 3450 if your budget allows it. You'll also need to change the motherboard to a Z77 one. The RAM will be fine.

Would not recommend that OCZ PSU, get a Corsair TX or Antec High Current series one instead as they have much better build quality. 500-600W is fine for your system.
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A:Thoughts on my new set-up

can I get away with a single Nvidia card from my current setup until I manage a decent ATI card or if I am just wanting to run a single card would I be better with a faster Nvidia card?

Yes. But, you do want to upgrade that video card when you can. I personally suggest sticking with Nvidia.
I have an ATI 4890 that I am pleased with it's performance, but drivers still suck.

if I figure the memory side though I am losing a gig at the moment my speed basically doubled or will I still see a big hit there as well until I get more memory.

You will still notice the speed difference in a big way. Where you will see an issue, is games loading.

So, It all depends on what you are doing with the system. 4G is obviously better than 2 if you are gaming. You won't need more than 4G, unless you are doing big video/audio editing and rendering, or virtual machines. Don't let someone talk you into more than 4G if all you are doing is gaming. You will be wasting your money. Save it for a big video card, and/or SSD.
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Hey, guys, I am building myself a new PC. This is what I have come out with after a lot of months researching:
CPU- AMD Athlon X4 760K
Motherboard - MSI FM2 A88XM E35
RAM- 8GB Corsair Vengeance
HDD- 500GB WD Caviar Blue
PSU- Corsair CX500 (500W)
Case- Cooler Master K280

Wondering if all these fit(a.k.a. are they compatible) and I would love to hear what do you guys think?
Thanks for your time.


A:Thoughts about this PC?

That's all compatible and will work, my question though is what is your budget?
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If you don't see anything in the list that I should have, please advise it. I want maximum performance, for sure!
P.S. Can someone tell me what Overclocking is? and if It would be smart for my system? (Dell 3000, 1gb ram, 2.39 ghz)
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Hey guys,

Currently running a 32 bit OS with Vista. My computer supports 64 bit, but I am not sure how to go about installing it. Ive tried installing XP 64 and Windows 7 64, but I cannot not proceed to the setup because my operating system is not compatible. Ive tried restarting and booting from the CD and doesn't work.

But to my question, I currently have 2 GB of RAM, and going to 4 GB. As you guys know, 32 bit OS wont recognize anything past 3. Would you recommend going with XP or 7 if you are looking for a fast robust system.


A:XP vs 7 - thoughts

You can certainly upgrade from Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. You'll have to do a custom install which will wipe out the existing Windows installation and move it to a Windows.old folder. You have to boot from the Windows 7 installation disk. You can't run it from within Windows Vista. If you want to do that, provide more details as to what isn't working.
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Turn PC on, fans go, brief HDD activity but nothing on the monitor, no keyboard lights, no POST etc.

Tested with working PSU, same result.

Removed RAM, same result.

Stripped down to just CPU, same result.

Basically, no matter what I do all it does is power on (fans), no POST, no beeps, nothing.

Not going to say what my conclusion was but thought I would ask peoples opinions based on this info

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Suggestions, please.

I have my main PC down. Came in one day and the lights and fans would spin, but no post and nothing on the screen.

Jumped the BIOS to clear, no change.

Removed hard drives, optical, reseated RAM and Video card nothing.

Removed RAM and graphics card. Still the same. CPU fan, case FAN and lights come on but no beeps.

Right now it I have it with out a CPU, only motherboard and PSU and Case fan, lights come on and nothing else happens.

PSU checks OK with mulitmeter.

So I am down to either a BAD CPU or motherboard, I don't have a spare 939 of either. Any suggestions on how eliminate one or the other.

If it is the mother board I am just going to move to an AM2 platform, because I can get the motherboard, X2 and 2GB RAM for the same price as just the 939 Mobo.

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This computer is having a bit of a rough time and I'm looking to do a few little upgrades just so that it can run a little more efficiently. I don't have the money to go all out and buy the newest top of the line computer as much as I wish I did so I am trying to keep costs to a bare minimum.

I have been searching Ebay and have found a few good deals on some pc133 SDRAM which seem to be right up my alley however I am unsure about the idea of buying USED RAM.

Can anyone enlighten me on whether or not this is a good or bad way to go?

A:Used Ram. Your thoughts?

Go to Crucial and run a system scan, this will tell what your pc will except.
Also crucial ram is guaranteed to work
Personally I would not buy used ram from Ebay
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In the coming months I will probably be looking at running a new GPU set up I am strung between the Geforce GTX series or the ATI HD Both look awesome both have good reviews Although there are some differences The GTX requires a whopping watts of power to run and the cheapest version non water cooled costs a staggering almost bucks The ATI HD I have heard over and over in benchmark tests it proves faster Also it requires almost watts less for power supply and it on average costs around - less than the Thoughts on GPU new Geforce card I wanna know your thoughts I am personally Not a huge ATI fan I have had a couple in the past and I ve had some driver compatability issues But from what I have heard the driver issues are working out and they are becoming lots more reliable So I think I am shifting to the other side with this I d like some input if yall have any good things to offer Thanks nbsp

A:Thoughts on new GPU

I think the ATI sounds good the be honest. That is what I would go with. I usualy use the cheaper nvidia cards and more expensive ati cards.
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I was hoping to get a little feedback on an upgrade for a new graphics card Background I am currently running a EVGA GS meg bit GDDR card which is now yrs old My old rig ran SLI and I was running of these I have to admit they are were great cards I felt anyway gpu. a on new Thoughts My new board can use crossfire but not SLI so I suppose its time to get a new card My budget though is not great at the moment so I'm sort of tied to around - I've been researching and doing some reading on different types clock speed size and the like and seems the more one reads and researches the more difficult choosing a card can get as opposed to say motherboards memory cpu and the like I've narrowed down a few choices see attached but would like some feedback or other options as well I'm not a big time gamer but if a decent game comes along that Thoughts on a new gpu. looks like fun I would like to be able to perhaps give it a shot without big worries Newegg com - XFX HD- A-YDFC Radeon HD MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Newegg com - GIGABYTE GV-R OC- GH Radeon HD GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Seems the gigabyte card could be the better value though the XFX has the faster GDDR versus GDDR though one has the gig of memory versus but the XFX has the better clock Sort of seems like trade offs in both directions Thanks in advance

A:Thoughts on a new gpu.

I think a lot will depend on how you intend to use it. There are many reviews/threads on hardware forums comparing the two. There is no general consensus, but rather close opinions. Here is 1 review:


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I do appreciate the input!


A:Need some thoughts on what to do!

Did you install the Sound Card Application or just the drivers? Try the application. I guess it's Soundmax?
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I'm curious as to what you guys are thinking, look forward to hearing your responces!

A:IE9 Thoughts

The install completely messed up my computer with some massive registry damage. I had to restore my entire SYSTEM and USERS hive! Apart from that, I am really impressed. Finally, an Internet Explorer that does not spend 2 minutes loading non existent toolbars. The only possible thing: I still do not like the Close Tabs dialogue. It is still not as immediately obvious, or clean, as the Firefox one.
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A:Looking for KVM thoughts

I haven't used one in a while, but I found a low cost IOGear DVI/USB model that had all cables included.
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Check your manual for your motherboard or have a look inside your case to see if you have a spare PCI-E slot. If your not sure post your motherboard make and model number in a reply and we'll have a look for you.

Depending on what your main use for the card is to be, are you going to be gaming, video editing or general use?

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A:Thoughts on Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by Rogerc

I had XP for years, no problems, then the mb crashed and burnt, bought new PC with Win 7 about 3 weeks ago, in which time it has crashed (frozen) at least 30 times!!! It has improved since and the problem now is that after starting I can almost guarantee it will freeze on the 1st thing I click on. After re-booting it might still do it again and need another start or it might be ok, if it runs ok it will be ok all day & night, how strange. I need expert advice as to what it might be, if I return it to the shop they will charge me saying my software is a problem!! Can anyone help please. No exotic software is on the PC, just regular stuff.

As you no doubt know by now freezing isnt usually caused by hardware. Freezes such as this are often caused by conflicts in software, too little ram, and many other things.

Several things you can try

1-run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW)

Let us know the results

2-check event viewer (type eventvwr in search). go to the windows log>application tab. Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything related to the problem.

When you find them note the event ID and source codes and tell us hat they are.

3-boot into safe mode (with networking). Does it still do it then? If not it is probably a software conflict.

4- go into device manager (type device manager in search). Are there any "unknown drivers" with yellow question marks on them?

Let us know the answers

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Well that time is soon to come for my current PC. I will trash it, and buy a new one. The one I am currently looking at is this one.

But i also have another option. I am thinking of possibly building a computer, but only if ill get better quaility for around the same price (preferably lower). So I ask you all if you could reccomend me part by part in making a new comp that could exceed the computer listed above, but not go over its price by too much.

Any help is appreciated, and i might as well say thanks before hand

Edit: I forgot to mention, i would also like a printer and a screen, so include that when your thinking of price

A:Your thoughts

Wow, I can't believe that no one has posted into this yet! I will try and put together some options for you. Do you have any prefrences? AMD or Intel, Nvidia or ATI? Also, what will you be using the computer for? I can tell you right now that the computer from Best Buy would need a graphics cards to play any decent games as it comes with integrated graphics only.
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This is a home build but a few years old.

Case: Coolmaster Elite 334
PSU: OCZ 700w StealthXstream
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E4600
Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLi
Graphics: XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog (factory overclocked) with Thermalright HR03-A non-stock heatsink & 90mm fan.
RAM: 2x 1Gb OCZ 800Mhz RAM with heatsinks
Sound: Sounblaster Live 24bit / onboard soundcard aswell
Optical: LG 16x DVD RW
HDD: 1x Sata Maxtor 120Gb
LCD: Samsung SyncMaster 913N 19"
Keyboard: Logitech Mx3000 Wireless
Mouse: Cheap standard wired mouse (as I am keeping my G500)

Will include WIn XP Pro Original CD and product key (obviously) + Slipstreamed SP3 CD

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CASE: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 ...
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-
Mobo: Intel BOXDQ77MK LGA 1155 Intel Q77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS ...
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

A:Thoughts on a new PC I might put together

Looks pretty good to me. Sort of strange to have a consumer desktop board with Two NICs however....Great for a NAS/Homesever but not really needed for desktop use.
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A:Any Thoughts

I would personally get XFX over Sapphire but nothing looks too bad, you can get better graphics performance than the 5850 but I have one and I'm happy with it.
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This is it:

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RAM: DDR3 1600 Kingston HyperX Blu 2x4GB
HDD & BD-RW will remain the same - WD Caviar Black 1TB & LG BH10LS30.
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A:Its been a while can I have some thoughts

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

Run Hijack This and click Open the Misc Tools section.
Click Open Uninstall Manager > Save list and save the log to your Desktop.
A list of programs will open in Notepad. Post the contents of this log.
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A:Your Thoughts Plz

Try again, your link doesn't point to any particular model .
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A:Just my thoughts

The latest build I have tried, that could be activated normally with RC - keys was build 7229, and this build is somewhat faster than build 7100. Before you install too much in 7100, PM one from staff for info about getting 7229 (or a later or better build if somebody knows about this).

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A:Your thoughts on my diagnosis?

Unless the power supply is sending incredibly bad voltage to your board you didn't hurt your brother's ram. Give him that back and memtest it on his computer, it should pass. Test your ram on his, if it fails you WILL have to replace your RAM. I think you may have a bad PSU and bad RAM. If your RAM passes in your brother's comp, you definately need a new PSU. I'd be tempted just to buy a new PSU even if you have bad RAM because you shouldn't be seeing all those problems with just bad RAM.
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What kind of budget do you have?

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Pretyy much, yes. Card is really nothing more than a re-named SB Live 24 bit or Audigy LS/SE/DE/Value that gets to use the fancy X-Fi software, and up until Creative changed the INF in the driver files used a universal driver that would install on all of them.
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Checked all drivers (all are up to date)
ran memtest 23 times! clean
bsod occurs most frequently at start-up
Computer specs as follows:
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Proccessor: Intel i7 cpu [email protected] ghz
Ram 6.00 Gb DDR3
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
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A:BSOD thoughts?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:New PC Build, thoughts?

How much is that build costing you?

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A:Thoughts and opinions please

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Going to be building a new PC in the near future. I have always used Intel CPU's but I have been hearing from some people that in a gaming rig AMD are slightly better. Any thoughts would be welcome. Also on a AMD cpu such as a ATHLON 64 (4200+) SOCKET AM2 (64BIT)(DUAL CORE) would this be a 4.2Ghz? I'm not 100% clear on the numbers for the amd chips. ThanksClick to expand...

well youre in luck because intel just came out with its Conroe cpu Core2duo, its approx 40% faster than its previous chips, and runs cooler because its a 65nm chip vs 90nm, runs at 65watts instead of ???. The main thing is its faster than AMD

oh and for the E6300 cpu, its only $185, it runs on socket 775 MB but they have to say Core2Duo ready. the ratings on the Athlons mean that it runs similar to a 4.2ghz cpu, actual ghz is probably around 2.2 or 2.4ghz, oh an BTW intel is doing that also so dont be put off by the modest 1.8ghz of the C2D E6300, its also dual core and it is friggin fast, if you got the cash get the E6400 even
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More details...

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800198B0D5
BCP3: FFFFF8800874FAF0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Most things on google came back as WinPCap

I dont use that program at all.

Any ideas?

EDIT: x64
- Reformatted and Installed Retail about 15 Days
- OEM Version
- Hardware Age? Less than 6months
- Not more than 15 Days old

EDIT: Dump & System File Collection added

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I have these files show up in a norton scan and cannot delete them. It always says "delete failed." How in the world can I get rid of this bleep?

1: (this one is in here twice)

Name: ISTsvc.exe

Publisher: Integrated Search Technologies/CDT Inc
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Removal: Low
Damage: Low
Type: Spyware

Name: Comet Cursor Plus
Version: 4.3.333.22
Publisher: Comet Systems
Systems Affected: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
Systems Not Affected: DOS, EPOC, Linux, Macintosh, Macintosh OS X, Novell Netware, OS/2, UNIX

Removal: Low
Damage: Low

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A:Hijack This Log... Any thoughts???

Welcome to TSF.

Before you do anything else, please create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Desktop or Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don?t want them to be deleted.

Go to the bottom of this message to get the latest version of HijackThis. If the site is down, you can also get it here.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Make sure to update Windows at

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it?s clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download Index.dat Suite to clean out all the temp folders.

Open up the program and go to Tools->Settings. Then make sure to check the following: Cookies, History, Recent Documents, Swap File (if you have Windows 95/98), Temporary Internet Files and Temp Files. Click Save at the bottom. Do not run it yet (see below).

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up).

Make sure to close any open browsers. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn?t be ? but double check it):

C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe

Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:

P2P Networking

Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {79C03BC5-6C55-4B5B-921F-C02B6F1ABD7B} - C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\Pribi\Pribi.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BF755B85-EA69-4F58-9A59-D85F384A15FF} - C:\DOCUME~1\Default\LOCALS~1\Temp\ipatteni.dat
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*rundoc] C:\WINDOWS\Config\rundoc.exe rerun
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*inettapi] C:\WINDOWS\inettapi.exe rerun
O15 - Trusted Zone:

Delete the following Files/Folders (delete folders if no filename is specified) according to their directory (if none, just do a search for them) and delete them if they exist:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\

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Reboot into Normal Mode.

After that?s done, restart and post a new HijackThis log file so we can make sure it?s clean.

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What problems are you having?

Your log is clean.

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Are there any problems now? If not, you should be set to go.
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Originally Posted by ashvin

Hi, I have an acer laptop which can;t boot from cd as it got a bios password.. no windows on the hard drive so can't run what ever cmos recover programs
removed the cmos battery but no luck

My question is: If I copy the iso of the recovery cd or windows setup files from the dvd to the partition of the hard drive and start the laptop!! do you guys think when it boot from cd it will recognise the windows setup files??


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A:need yor thoughts or opinions

Hello Angelo,

If you do not overlclock, then having good fans for your CPU, graphics card, and case should do fine to keep your computer cool.

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A:New PC build thoughts...

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System help

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A:My second build. Your thoughts please?

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A:Any thoughts on when this topic

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