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Upgrading pre-built PC

Q: Upgrading pre-built PC

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
intel core i7 860 2.80GHz

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Preferred Solution: Upgrading pre-built PC

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A: Upgrading pre-built PC

What is your upgrade budget (How much can you spend)?
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A:upgrading built in wifi

With the internal card disabled and the other card properly installed, let's see this.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

I'd also like to see this.

Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, paste a screen shot of the Network screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.
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.

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There are a lot of hardware differences between a computer that was Built for ME and built for XP. these are nothing more than new technologies. I imagine that the problems you are running into are memory related. While XP may "run" with less memory than required, it may not function appropriately.

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A:Built in microphone not working after upgrading to Window 7

need the exact model of your aspire to get the specs for it.
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A:Built-in speakers vs Built-in mic

The problem is a mechanical one in the jack. Replacing (or if you are lucky reforming the contacts) the jack is what is needed to permanently fix the problem. Trying to circumvent the hardware issue can get confusing as you have found out and still not everything works or works correctly. It's going to cost you but check with some of the PC shops to see if they can repair it.
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The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
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A:new built pc help please

ASUS P5LD2 Driver Download Page

I don't quite understand what your issue is, are you trying to install an OS? What OS are you using? Is your OS already installed and your drivers are corrupt?
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A:built-in web cam

Welcome to forum -
please do not duplicate posts here - ONE will do

Continue here

closing this thread
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Look in Device Manager. Do you see devices that have problems or no drivers (red or yellow warnings)?

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A:Built in Web cam

Need the exact model of the notebook computer-

you can find out how to get it here>

It must be a notebook or netbook, so look in that section and follow steps to get your exact model and post it please.

It's also found on the label underneath the case
Usually, opening a program activates the camera so it's window appears
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A:As built, should be better

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A:Just built a new pc... but

not sure if this helps,

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turns out, the mobo was bad and i replaced it with an asus m2n-e 570 and everything worked as projected.

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A:MSI Built In GPU

You remember to install the Intel graphics driver?
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A:Built in mic not working.

try this . right click on your speaker icon (next to clock)
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A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester

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A:Need help with home built PC

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.
Good luck.
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A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

How old is the laptop?

Did you try to reinstall the driver?
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Hi and welcome to TSG.

Try a System Restore back to a time when you know the webcam was working.

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A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

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Hello Streetwolf,

Do you mean like this below from Windows 7? I haven't tested it yet in Windows 8, but it should work. Be sure to create a restore point first to be safe though.

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A:Just built new PC, XP won't boot.

Hi solareus and welcome to TSF !

When changing the motherboard one should always reinstall from scratch to ensure a stable system. The motherboard is the highway that the system uses to access all the devices. If you keep the same installation (same system drive) and change the motherboard and other devices (video card) the system tries to access devices that are not there using roads that are not there either, causing your crashes.

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A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

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This is a bit confusing. You reported that the lights were on, the fans were spinning and everything was working but then you say that when you hooked up the monitor it was not. When "everything" was working, did that not include the monitor.

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The best thing you could do for us (whomever answers or tries to help) is to list the following in English:

CPU - type and speed
Motherboard - brand name and model
Video Card - brand name and model
Power Supply - Watts and Brand Name
Drives - type, kind of drive
Memory - Brand name and type or model

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Nice to your question at hand. Professionally, yes when you have a new build always do a clean install, this will eliminate any bugs preexisting and those that might arise later do to software/hardware compatibility/conflict issues...if any. Personally, it's your build, run it like it is for awhile and test drive it for a month and see how she can always do a clean install later.
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Honestly you will need to provide a lot more info. The exact make and model of whatever device you are using it with, the operating system installed, when it started to happen, and when the device was bought? Is it still under warranty?
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Hey Folks Just got my computer built after a few days struggle I'm very new to this Installed Windows installed graphics card drivers got chrome vlc etc the essentials Then I downloaded steam tried to boot up a game and was met with a crash Now every once and a while during either me logging back in from sleep mode or launching and it built PC first my crashing! Just keeps an applications Windows will crash Additionally every time it restarts from the crash my network adaptor drivers are uninstalled Just built my first PC and it keeps crashing! as well I'm not sure if that's the adaptor windows issue or the system keeps rolling back to an earlier point each time it crashes Anyways here's my WhoCrashed report If you need additional info please let me know I'm sure I've left some important stuff out Thank you so much Computer name DESKTOP-QJ K Windows version Windows build Windows dir C WINDOWS Hardware ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC M A FX PRO R CPU AuthenticAMD AMD FX - Eight-Core Processor AMD level logical processors active mask RAM bytes total Crash Dump Analysis Crash dump directory C WINDOWS MinidumpCrash dumps are enabled on your computer On Sun PM GMT your computer crashed crash dump file C WINDOWS Minidump - - dmp This was probably caused by the following module dxgmms sys dxgmms VIDMM GLOBAL GetPinnedAllocationInfo x Bugcheck code x B xC xFFFFF F BA D xFFFFD C E x Error SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION file path C WINDOWS system drivers dxgmms sys product Microsoft Windows Operating System company Microsoft Corporation description DirectX Graphics MMS Bug check description This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code This appears to be a typical software driver bug Just built my first PC and it keeps crashing! and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module Your system configuration may be incorrect Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time On Sun PM GMT your computer crashed crash dump file C WINDOWS memory dmp This was probably caused by the following module dxgmms sys dxgmms VIDMM GLOBAL GetPinnedAllocationInfo x Bugcheck code x B xC xFFFFF F BA D xFFFFD C E x Error SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION file path C WINDOWS system drivers dxgmms sys product Microsoft Windows Operating System company Microsoft Corporation description DirectX Graphics MMS Bug check description This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that Just built my first PC and it keeps crashing! transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module Your system configuration may be incorrect Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time