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PC needs some new parts (Graphics and sound)

Q: PC needs some new parts (Graphics and sound)

So, I built a PC years ago and kept a few things from my old unit.
Sound and video card.
Sound card didn't work with the new system so I'm running it onboard. Sounds okay, but I'd like to update it!
Video card is beyond old. Just picked up SimCity for 10 bucks and it looks like crap. Has to play on low settings.

Here's what I have:
Core i7 950 running at 3.07
6MB Ram (thinking of going to 8 here)
64bit OS Windows 7 home premium

ATI Radeon 5450. (NOT HD) I've looked for the card online and can't even find a picture of it.

What should I be looking for in terms of a video card to last me for years to come?
Santa left me a nice check for Xmas so money isn't really an issue!

Here's a pic of the PC (graphics card is taken out from the missing PCIe slot)

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A: PC needs some new parts (Graphics and sound)

Wow. Bestselling card on Amazon is $359.99
I wasn't thinking of spending more than $200...I don't game that much and just want a much-needed upgrade!

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A:Graphics Card compatibility with other parts?

Do you have a motherboard speaker? Are there any beeps when you power up the system?
 

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Bah. Just ran the SoundMax setup thing and everything is fine. Sorry

Blargh! The staticy sound has definitely been drastically reduced, but it hasn't been removed completely. I've been listening to some Devin Townsend and there are a few parts where you can hear it.


 

A:Staticy sound after installing new parts...

maybe its the speakers or the cable...
 

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A:HP Envy 15t-K000 Hinge repair and return parts to HP Parts S...

@Springboard1

 

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:graphics and sound help

Try installing the graphics card driver that is Vista compatible it should solve your problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/graphics-and-sound-help.591254/
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A:Graphics and Sound

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A:no sound or graphics

Visit Dell websiste and download the drivers for your sound card and vga card. Save the downloaded drivers on a flash drive then transfer it to your computer so you can install it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-sound-or-graphics.912499/
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A:need help with sound/graphics

Sound problem: the problem im having with sound is that its totally absent. whenever i get near anything that would normally have sound the following error pops up, "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly." according to the person that gave the components to me, he said they functioned properly when he used them about a year before, but not all in one machine. Help??Click to expand...

whats in device manager and ? or ! listed
view - show hidden devices

what windows version is installed - and we can move to that forum
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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen,
on a laptop you may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key

if this does not work then

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter

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Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
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this may also help
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/no-sound-in-windows
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This tutorial is designed to help you identify and fix common sound problems in Windows, including no sound coming from your speakers or headphones. This tutorial doesn't cover sound problems related to specific programs. Sound problems can be caused by cables that aren't connected properly, corrupt drivers, incompatible drivers, sound settings, missing updates, and problems with your sound card.

How to use this tutorial

For best results, complete each step before moving on to the next one. Check for sound after each step before going to the next step.Click to expand...
 

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A:Graphics and Sound Drivers

hi,check computer makers web site for drivers ,was and always will be the best place to get latest drivers ,

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A:No sound, problem with graphics

1. For your on & off audio problem:

You can narrow it down starting with the external equipment attached to your
Computer:

Web cam
External HDD
Printer/s
Usb hub
Card readers
Other USB powered peripherals

Try temporarilly unplugging the devices (if you have any of stated above).
They can eat up system resources & can cause hardware malfunctions.
Normally caused by inadequate supply of power.


2. For the static sound:

> Ground loops
> EMI ?electromagnetic interference? (ie: washing machine that runs in the same electrical circuit line & other motorized equipments)
> Wireless equipment (ie : keyboard & mouse)
> speakers (if not shielded or too close to your computer)
> if you have an amplified speakers,try plugging it to another AC wall outlet that is
not congested with other AC equipments.
> also try your speakers to another PC

if none of the above worked,then you can try un-installing & re-install the
sound driver.please do not override the current sound driver or get over to it by just loading the driver,you have to un-install then re-install.
 

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A:New graphics card - No sound

Hi:

Disclaimer: I am just a home user, not an expert.

I had a similar symptom (no sound output) after a recent glitch that necessitated a hard shutdown.
When I rebooted, there was no audio output.

TMALSS, extensive hardware diagnostics (via F12 on this Dell box, Dell Audio diagnostics, etc.) and via device manager (including removing and reinstalling my audio devices) --> No joy, even though everything checked out OK and the tests from device manager showed that the speakers/audio were communicating with the computer, speakers were functional, etc.

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I have had no further issues for several weeks.

Caveat: I never had an issue with the system seeing any of the hardware or peripherals, including my speakers. So YMMV.

Just a thought,

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A:new graphics card, no sound

Check in the BIOS, the new graphics card must have disabled your onboard sound. Enable it again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-graphics-card-no-sound.798933/
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A:sound & graphics conflict. plz help

hrmm....U sure its not your speakers! When you go to full screen the problems stops???
 

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A:Graphics/Sound Problems

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A:New Graphics Card = No sound

Depends on the sound card...
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A:New OS: No sound, distorted graphics

Sounds like you have the wrong drivers,go to microsoft update,they have drivers that work with xp.Alternatively,you can to go to the manufacturer of your sound and graphics cards and download drivers.Also you might want to update Direct X to the latest version
 

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A:Graphics and sound cards

- Can't upgrade video and audio on notebooks. While he may have a "9400" in his notebook, its not the same as whats in a desktop and its not a replaceable card.

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A:No sound after installing Graphics Driver

Did you check that the Realtek is set as the default audio device in the Windows playback properties?

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Anyone know what might be wrong?

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A:Graphics and Sound card can't start

try reinstalling the drivers. If that doesn't work I'd open your computer and take out and put the graphics and sound cards back in, there might be some dust blocking it.
Other than that I'm as stumped as you are.

E
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/graphics-and-sound-card-cant-start.782965/
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Yes a powersurge can mess with a card, hopefully you have a surge protector.

NO, the BIOS is booted from the mobo, so the card should not mess with it, not in that manner.

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Whats wrong with your current drivers? Usually it is best to leave your drivers alone if they are working properly. However here are the sites to download the drivers nVidea Drivers for GeForce FX5200 for Windows XPDriver Installation Hints * "Download Accelerator" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers. * Do not run virus protection software in the background while installing the drivers. This prevents the driver from configuring itself properly. * Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove.RealTek AC97 Drivers

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A:No Sound After Installing Graphics Card

Heyy,
Welcome to Vista forums!

I had this problem, here's what worked for me!
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Click advanced, then click the onboard sound device, mine is Realtek High Definition Audio.
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A:Sound Lost After Installation Of Graphics Card

Try rolling back the sound driver in Device ManagerAlso look in Add/Remove programs for Universal Audio Architecture. You might need to remove it. Better yet, see it it's listed in Device Manager and disable it. I would use Add/Remove as a last resort

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Well in that price range I would go with another gforce3 ti200

the gforce 4 will be more, the gforce4mx isn't worth it

ram could be suspect for the lockups, along with temp.

why not download motherboard monitor and monitor your temps to see what your actually running

http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

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I'm signing off for the day. will check back tomorrow.pls do post ur suggestions.

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A:Windows 7 problem (sound distroted) graphics hangning

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A:New Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 has disabled my sound.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Synica


Nothing I've done has fixed the problem


Before we can properly help you, please tell us what you've tried which hasn't worked.

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A:Graphics/Sound Stutter > WIN7 Freeze>CRASH

I solved my own problem after a hunch and delving into WIN7 software nether regions.

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A:XP doesn't sound, graphics, and wireless adapter on laptop

You need to install the drivers that should be on a CD that came with the laptop. If no CD, try here: http://209.167.114.38/support/Download/ln_byModel.asp
 

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A:Reformating from Win7 32 bit to 64 bit, Graphics Card issues and no sound, Oh my!

What does device manager show for the sound devices?

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Originally Posted by bubbleduck


hi
i installed a new video card into my computer, and ever since sound has stopepd working, i tried uninstalling all my sound drivers
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Hi bubbleduck,

Welcome to the forum.

Your new graphic card has built in sound and has taken over from your old sound source.

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Check your sound and see if your device is disabled.

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http://www.eightforums.com/sound-audio/12376-win8-pro-64bit-asus-p6tse-mobo-new-graphics-card-now-sound-error.html
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A:Crashes into a brown striped screen, sound's stuck & graphics card fans spinning fast

Actually, when I let Steam auto-detect and install graphics drivers, the problems have stopped. Weird that CCC's in-built system failed on me.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/crashes-into-a-brown-striped-screen-sounds-stuck-and-graphics-card-fans-spinning-fast-661591.html
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A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/crackling-sound-in-speakers-when-video-playing-playing-games-anything-with-graphics-665996.html
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Motherboard = http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=11551&GroupID=1091

CPU= http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=10251&GroupID=1083

Memory= http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=8559&GroupID=1706

Power supply= http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=11879&GroupID=509

I think this is pretty good. What do you think? Also what is the difference between the socket 939 AMD and The AMD AM2.

Thanxs Baltan
 

A:New parts!

Your missing:

Case

Video card

Without those parts, your computer will not function.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-parts.61928/
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http://www.krex.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1713

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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/254
 

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A:Which parts to buy?

How about Q and R

But any way, what parts for what?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-parts-to-buy.175701/
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p4p800-e mobo
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First I have a AMD Rig its ok specs right now.
AMD FX4100
AMD Ghost 7850 GPU
ASUS Motherboard some crappy one
and a WD hard drive.
A really bad bad 500w PSU
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I would like to get an Intel CPU a i5 maybe but I need a good
1)Motherboard
2)CPU
3)PSU
4) I am going to pick out a water cooler.
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I am going to get a new hard drive with this and a new windows etc...
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Could anyone sugest a good
Intel CPU
Motherboard
PSU
also will I be able to use my AMD GPU with the intel cpu?
thanks for reading,
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Andrew

A:New PC parts (need help)

Good news first, yes you'll be able to use your Radeon 7850 in a Intel rig.
What make you think you'll need a new PSU?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/337134-new-pc-parts-need-help.html
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FSB of RAM and CPU shouldn't be higher than mobo's FSB

CPU socket type must match that of the motherboard...

graphics card you want must also be able to be used on the motherboard (PCI-E or AGP, etc)

mobo and PSU have same number of pins (for mobo power socket)

Is this all right, or am I missing something else? Thanks!
 

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So far for my computer i've chosen

Case

DVD RW

And this Memory Card Reader

any replys would be much appreciated asap

Regards,

Aaron.

P.S: I dont need a Harddrive, Ram or CD RW because i can take them from the old computer.
 

A:Help - New Parts

cum on guys, i need really need your help, i hopfuly will be getting the computer tomorrow, if i find out what i need
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-new-parts.480412/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/New-Parts/td-p/5643620
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A:Parts for PDa's

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/parts-for-pdas.302553/
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A:Which Parts are Best ?

take a look at my sig, these parts seem to be doing an excellent job for me and my games.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-parts-are-best.674276/
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A:Looking for new parts

Are you looking to upgrade to gaming equipment ( speakers, keyboard and mouse ) ?? if so then I'd recommend not to be so cheap as it will pay off in the long run.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-new-parts.196803/
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A:Do I have the right parts?

The power-on-but-no-post symptom could be remedied by powering the barebone up outside of the case. It could be a shorting somewhere.

Updating the BIOS of your new board may correct the wrong CPU read-out.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/do-i-have-the-right-parts.22355/
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Thank you very much techspot members
 

A:What parts should I get?

Also yeah I got 40gb harddrive and windows xp home too so I dont need that
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-parts-should-i-get.59351/