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PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU upgrade, motherboard model, wondering what type
motherboard model, wondering what type, cpu upgrade: Do you have any more detailed information about the processor? I have found out a little and think it is a socket 775 processor. There are a lot of processors to choose from in socket 775. The limitation is what the motherboard is made for. If you could find...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: changing accounts, dell latitude d505, chris answer
dell latitude d505, chris answer, laptop model: Hi Chris, OK no problem. Start your computer with your XP disc in the drive. Format and reload your Windows. After that go to the Dell web site, download and instal all of the drivers for your laptop model. Everything should be OK after that. As you will...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer will not boot up, pcie cards, cpu fan
pcie cards, cpu fan, mainboard: Hi Bill, By what you describe, it could be a capacitor problem on the mainboard. However a couple of questions first - Have you moved yur system recently ? Have you added anything to your system recently ? Things to try - Open your system and firmly...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer won't boot, sata hard drive, boot from cd
sata hard drive, boot from cd, mode press: The problem you describe could be one of a few things, some of which are easier to eliminate than others so this is what I would do in the correct order. First, take the side door off of your computer (make sure before you touch anything that you re either...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computers, mixed signals, theoretical minimum
mixed signals, theoretical minimum, 64mb ram: Unforunately, I ll clear the mixed signals for you but not with information you want to hear. Definitely will not work. XP has a theoretical minimum of 64MB RAM, but 256MB is the realistic absolute bare minimum and 512MB would be suggested. Any hardware,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: convert a dell xps to 220 volt, dell xps, 220 volt
dell xps, 220 volt, service id: This will vary model to model, so I can t say with the provided generic information. My best suggestion would actually be to contact Dell, even if just using their online help and support center, as your system will have a unique service ID associated with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dead PC, ready signal, hi bob
ready signal, hi bob, pc question: Hi Bob, Without physically examining your computer there are three things that can cause the fault you describe. Mainboard, CPU or RAM. However in this case I would be looking at the mainboard. Is your computer posting ? (beeping during boot) Sorry...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dell XPS 720 sudden re-boots, dell xps, heat problem
dell xps, heat problem, drive windows: Hi Alun,, Yes, please reformat the partitions. It would be better if you actually deleted the partitions and then reformatted. There may be something in the Boot Sector of your hard drive that is causing your problems. Hope this helps. Rober...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Desktop Barebones Kits, asus motherboard, pci express card
asus motherboard, pci express card, price target: There are Northbridge and Southbridge chipsets on all motherboards. Most go by Northbridge when they list the numbers. Your chipset is a VIA chipset. The closest you will come to being able to buy a barebones kit and getting everything to work without reformatting...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: video problems, minimum video card, network card drivers
minimum video card, network card drivers, youtube: Free isn t really an option unforunately. A new video driver might help a little for that but video buffering is mainly caused by not enough memory in the system, and/or, not enough video memory. So the only real fix is to add more ram or a better video...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Fladh drive input, universal serial bus, dell desktop
universal serial bus, dell desktop, mouse connectors: Hi Steve, To the best of my knowledge, USB connectors never used modular plugs or jacks, so there isn t any adapter you may buy. In most old computers, the USB ports are near the keyboard and mouse connectors. If not, they may have them in an expansion...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash disks, file allocation table, flash disks
file allocation table, flash disks, drive letters: Hi Nkutya, Don t worry, I do not tire that easily. FAT 32 is the file system most associated with Windows 98. This gives a File Allocation Table of 32 bits. NTFS is the file system most associated with Windows NT, XP, Vista etc. If you managed to...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash disks, hard disk drive, flash disks
hard disk drive, flash disks, logical drive: Hi Nkutya, Found this on a Microsoft website - give it a go Robert. Log on to the computer as Administrator. Insert the removable drive. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. Click Disk Management. Right-click...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash drive input, mini usb port, dell desktop
mini usb port, dell desktop, female cable: e... I do not quitely understand you . but you can read follow: 1. there are two standard usb port. mini one and standard. 2. we usually use mini usb port in mobile phone. and standard usb port in motherboards. 3. there are mini usb male to female...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash drive input, universal serial bus, dell desktop
universal serial bus, dell desktop, usb cables: Dear Steve, USB connectors (if back or in front) are the same type just like the cable (Female end) you have purchased. Now there are many systems which were not having USB. So you will have to check on the machine thorougly for them. However you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer Slow To Bootup, dell
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer Slow To Bootup, dell

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gateway tower problems, google search, tower problems
google search, tower problems, magic buttons: The first thing to do is find out what the blink code (green/yellow) means. You should be able to do this by searching the gateway site. I have a link that may help you out. http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/INTEL/2511081/2511376fql.shtml If this doesn...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: gateway computer will not start, gateway computer, cd drive
gateway computer, cd drive, motherboard: Not an answer you want to hear unfortunately. Your symptoms point to either a failed motherboard or a failed processor. Either way it s likely more expensive to repair the computer than to buy a new one. If it is still under any sort of warranty with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What's a good and cheap computer for high quality streaming video only?, dell d800, lacd
dell d800, lacd, tv signal: You can try to disable everything running in the background that you do not need. You can also go to www.blackviper.com and do the service tweaks listed for your operating system. Ideally all you really need to stream quality video is enough RAM on your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hardware acceleration, hardware acceleration, windows freezes
hardware acceleration, windows freezes, correct drivers: I m thinking your Outlook issue is unrelated. A 600MB .pst file is enormous and Outlook has a frustrating history of corrupting archive files that large, which would definitely cause your Outlook to go bonkers on start up. If we re talking Outlook,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hi, cpu overclocking, overclockers
cpu overclocking, overclockers, processing time: You may want to do a bit of research on CPU Overclocking. http://www.overclockers.com is a good place to start, but there is a wealth of information out there. You need to remember however that when you overclock your processor you void any warranty it may...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My iTouch restarts my PC, 3gs, itouch
3gs, itouch, usb cables: Try removing all of your USB devices from the device manager You will need to have a non usb keyboard and mouse plugged in as well After removing the devices, restart the computer All of your USB ports should reinitialize See if that helps the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: LCD color monitor, 3d agp graphics, agp graphics card
3d agp graphics, agp graphics card, dell dimension 2400: If the little light on the power button of the monitor stays Green but you have no picture then chances are that monitor is no good. If this is true then it sounds like there is a failing component inside the monitor that is going bad and causing the monitor...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Memory Mismatch, windows task manager, bit operating system
windows task manager, bit operating system, windows xp pro sp3: Actually, the memory is not being used to generate video , it is shared between the system (the primary CPU), and the integrated graphics controller, knowing this, you can likely change this limit somewhat (I highly doubt this value is, or even can be, set...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: monitor - video card, 3d agp graphics, agp graphics card
3d agp graphics, agp graphics card, dell dimension 2400: If the monitor driver did not help there are several things you can try. 1. Try the monitor on another computer to see if it does the same thing. 2. Make sure the power settings are not set for the monitor to turn off after a short amount of time. The computer...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard driver, Motherboard Drivers, Drivers
Motherboard Drivers, Drivers, Mainboard Drivers: Dear Akash, My apologies for delayed response. I hope you are talking about Mercury PI845GLM-AGP V1.0 Board. Please click on the link below to download drivers. http://www.mercury-pc.com/product-drivers.php?productid=455 Hope you find this...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: multiple realtime users on a pc, hello my friend, independent work
hello my friend, independent work, internet server: Hi Savva, You need to set the tower up as an internet server. From there you need the hardware to set up a network with 3-4 independent work stations, the same as you would have in an internet cafe. The hardware needed for this can be bought from a Belkin...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB 2.0 not working?, annoying messages, usb ports
annoying messages, usb ports, windows help: Probably because the attached device is not V2.0 compliant. I forgot to mention the message pops up also if you have a V1.0 or 1.1 USB hub attached to a port in your computer. Although I had seen some USB ports failing, they are usually V1.0 or 1.1 failing...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC won't boot???, dell dimension 4600c, dell dimension
dell dimension 4600c, dell dimension, fan power: Hi Jimmi, If your hard drive is Ok then I would be looking at the power supply unit. There are very rew things that can click inside a computer, there is the hard drive, CPU fan, power supply unit or an errant component on the mainboard. I suggest that...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC wont restart, microsoft windows screen, power suplly
microsoft windows screen, power suplly, intel core2: Hi Carl, From what you describe, you could have a mainboard fault. Take that one back to the store and get it replaced. The board should not have crashed when you had in your TV card. I take it that the TV card worked fine with your old board. Before...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Poor Performance, graphics adapter, vidoes
graphics adapter, vidoes, performance issues: Could you elaborate a bit more on what you mean by slow , any specific applications having issues? And what is defined as slow ? (Nothing will be instant, although if we re talking about a few minutes to open some applications, this may indicate a problem)....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Problem with heat sink, insulation tape, 845gl
insulation tape, 845gl, best bet: It depends on which heatsink you detached and whether or not you broke any mounts. If it was the main processor heatsink then then your best bet is to check the following sites on how to replace it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OB1hxxKdec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prcd2wqIgVQ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Problem installing Win XP, mb sdram, anti virus software
mb sdram, anti virus software, bios upgrade: First of all, Windows 2000 Pro will only upgrade to XP Pro (not Home). This does not explain why it will not install on a fully reformatted hard drive. This makes me ask the question how did you go about re-formatting the HD? The reformat should be done with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pauses when enabling pci to usb host, bios drivers, wrong software
bios drivers, wrong software, host controller: If it does happen to work fine under Vista then it s a weird quirk in the board for sure. If so, then I d recommend upgrading to Windows 7 when it hits the market on the 22nd. It uses the same drivers as Vista but is a hell of a lot faster and more stable...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pc shuts off by itself, computer bob, motherboard battery
computer bob, motherboard battery, reputable vendor: Well, you can replace the mainboard battery for about a dollar (or less), so that would be the first thing to test, if you re considering that as a problem. If the problem persists, I would suggest a replacement power supply from a reputable vendor, something...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: plz help me or this qn, 4gt, desktop cpu
4gt, desktop cpu, amd athlon: The fastest, and most expensive processor right now Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition. It runs around $1,000 dollars US. It is a 3.33GHz Quad-Core, with a 6.4GT/s, and a 3.33GHz 8MB L3 Cache. You can get more information here: http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLBEQ#...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: no power to computer, emachine t2824, power cables
emachine t2824, power cables, computer question: Hi Sam, I have been reading quite a few posts to buletin boards on the net, unfortunately a lot of people have had the exact same problem as you. What it boils down to is the mainboard in your computer doesn t last very long. When one thing goes, it takes...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: problem, computer power cord, hardware failure
computer power cord, hardware failure, power button: you most likely have hardware failure. probably the motherboard, but it could also be the power supply. just to rule out the simple things though you should try another computer power cord if you have one, and a different power outlet. peace, -Da...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My Shuttle PC (SN27P2) is stone dead., power supply failure, shuttle pc
power supply failure, shuttle pc, small screws: Hi Dennis, Slightly more hassle. Take the old PSU out and then see if you can get into it. Some of them are put together with rivets - not good. Remove the four small screws, if possible, and you should see either a small fuse or a small rubber covering....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sleeep vs hibernate, sleep mode, computer memory
sleep mode, computer memory, empty space: Sleep mode shuts down all unnecessary functions but it still uses power, just very little. Hibernate totally shuts down the computer. In hibernate, if you have a file open such as a Word document or a webpage, the computer shifts the file from your computer...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sleep vs hibernate, sleep mode, unsaved work
sleep mode, unsaved work, power consumption: Sleep mode- Sleep mode, available on Windows 98, ME, and 2000, powers down the monitor to use minimal current, while stopping the disk drives completely, though only after copying the current state of your PC to system RAM. The latter is maintained by a small...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: no signal, dell 2350, hi aaron
dell 2350, hi aaron, startup tab: Hi Aaron, Start your computer in Safe Mode , run msconfig. Under the startup tab, untick all of the items tht you don t need to start when you load Windows. Restart the computer. If you don t know how to do this, please get back in touch. Rober...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: sleep, hibernate, memory contents, hard disk drive
memory contents, hard disk drive, sleep mode: Hi Chas, When the computer is in sleep mode, it keeps the memory active, so you can start working at once. When it is in Hibernate, the memory contents are dumped into the hard disk drive, so the memory can be powered down, saving more battery. The main...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: sleep vs hibernate, memory state, comparable amounts
memory state, comparable amounts, boot time: Sleep likely refers to Stand-By, which is a low power state available on most machines, in this scenario, the system stores its present state to memory, and cycles into a very low power state. Hibernate is a somewhat different mode, where the system...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: sleep vs hibernate, computer boots, battery power
computer boots, battery power, chas: Dear Chas, That s easy... Hibernate takes a snapshot of everything you got on RAM (including any windows and apps running) and saves it to a special hard disk file and then shuts the computer down, when you resume from hibernation the computer boots...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: system lagging, radio controlled airplane, virus issues
radio controlled airplane, virus issues, celeron processors: The RAM not showing a full 1gb is normal, especially for Celeron processors. Windows will use a portion of your RAM for processes automatically and also Celeron processors use a portion of it for processing Video. So that s why it only shows 896MB. It...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: can't see anythings on screen, video card driver, startup tab
video card driver, startup tab, question thanks: Hi Again Sy, Take out the newest video drivers that you have loaded and ONLY load the video drivers from the disc that you got when you first bought the video card. If this doesn t help, then I think that you may need a new video card. Feel free...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: turn on onboard video, disables, video card
disables, video card, motherboard: Dear David, BIOS disables onboard Video when it detects additional video card on motherboard. I am so there are no ways to turn both ON at the same time as far i know. However if you are able to find out then please let me know as well as I have same...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB high speed controller, universal host controller, usb universal host controller
universal host controller, usb universal host controller, high speed usb controller: I m assuming this is a desktop computer, not a laptop? You can purchase USB 2.0 cards to add into desktops, which is pretty much your only option because the built-in ones are what they are . USB 2.0 is different hardware technology so there s no way to...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: unable to install win xp, dual core processor, motherboard intel
dual core processor, motherboard intel, mb sdram: Hi Sunil, I have flashed the BIOS on many mainboards, The only thing that you have to remember is to make sure that you are downloading the right upgrade and upgrade tool. Beware of any warnings that come up except the warning that asks if you want to...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: upgrade Dell Dimension 2350, boat anchor, dimension 2350
boat anchor, dimension 2350, dell dimension: Using it for anything other than a boat anchor would be the most cost effective thing you could do with the system. What OS does it have? You mentioned XP and Vista for your other computers. If it at least has Windows 2000 Pro it could be incorporated as a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: usb controller host, logitech cam, laptop guy, logitech cam
laptop guy, logitech cam, acer support: Acer also lists a driver for a Suyin brand webcam under Vista drivers for that notebook here: http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/ However, they do not list an XP driver for it, which could be your issue. That camera might not have an XP driver available...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: usb device is not recognized, western digital hard disk, knowledge base articles
western digital hard disk, knowledge base articles, digital web site: Hi Sundar, Question - What is your USB Power selector set at ? You can set it to either VCC5V or SB5V. I suggest that you set it to SB5V (Stand by), that way your drive should be able to take power even when your system is switched off. Once it is plugged...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: usb not recognized, external hard disk, windows xp service pack
external hard disk, windows xp service pack, cd rom drive: If it does show up in your Device Manager as an Unknown Device then that is most likely a driver issue and the manufacturer s website should have an install program available. If that does not work you can try Uninstalling all of your USB Root Hubs in Device...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Adding video card to Dell Dimension 3000, 82865g graphics controller, intel 82865g graphics
82865g graphics controller, intel 82865g graphics, intel 82865g graphics controller: Yes, it s a PCI card. I don t know about the screen problem, unless it s the screen itself. If your monitor has settings, see if you can reduce the picture size or adjust the monitor s resolution. Replacing the video card that you re using for that monitor...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Appropriate power supply?, power supply calculator, component choices
power supply calculator, component choices, memory 1: I d say your selections are pretty solid. The only thing I would recommend is actually switching your memory from 1x 4GB stick to 2x 2GB sticks. Oddly enough, because of load balancing in computer memory, you get better performance from a paired set...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Cannot access BIOS, disk boot failure, amd processor
disk boot failure, amd processor, cd installation: The mainboard will have some form of branding on it, however minimal, look for a manufacturer logo, such as Asus, Abit, ECS, DFI, Foxconn, or similar, and a model number near to that (it may even display the model information at boot up). I honestly don t...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: boot error, keyboard error, error press
keyboard error, error press, boot error: Hi Kannan, Unfortunately, the only way to get a USB keyboard to work at boot is to change settings in your BIOS. You cannot do this without a working keyboard to begin with. There is no way around this, sorry. I am afraid that you have to change your mainboard....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer will not boot, disk boot failure, bios configuration
disk boot failure, bios configuration, hard disk drive: Hi Trigan, The message means the BIOS cannot find the designated boot device. Newer BIOS implementations have a variety of devices you can select from, so I would suggest getting into the BIOS configuration and try setting the CD/DVD drive first (so you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU, Motherboard or Ram, arkam asylum, visible memory
arkam asylum, visible memory, windows xp media center: Honestly I m guessing nothing is wrong with the system, none of the hardware is particularly fast , so its understandable that games and other intensive applications take a performance hit. If you could be more specific, I may be able to provide more specific...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer, windows administrator, bios setup
windows administrator, bios setup, administrator password: Did you forget the password? You can use a Windows disk and run the repair utility to remove the password if you can t remember it. You can also try this link: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/27/forgot-windows-administrator-password-ways-to-recover-and-reset-password-in-vistaxp20032knt/...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to control fan on RedHat EL 5.3 ( DX58SO), fan speed control, sensor modules
fan speed control, sensor modules, fan control: Unfortunately I know absolutely nothing about Linux so I won t be much help. I did find several sites on the subject when I typed How to control fan speed in Linux into Google, so that might lead you to the answers you need. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed#For_Linux...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: cyclical DSL problem: computer vs provider, isp internet service, internet service provider
isp internet service, internet service provider, electrical disturbance: That s a tough question! First, I would check these wires: 1. Power cable to the modem 2. Telephone wire to the modem 3. Ethernet wire from modem to computer Remember: The narrower a wire gets, the more resistance it provides. If any of the above...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dell Dim. 2350, windows xp sp, dell support
windows xp sp, dell support, compatible with your system: I used to go to the dell support forums and search the answers there. There is a wealth of information there about dells. Look what I found. I did not have time to go through it. Maybe you can? http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/ Check...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dell Inspirion 1525 - Heats up and Shuts down, dell laptop, dell inspirion
dell laptop, dell inspirion, internal fan: Laptops run hot normally so you can download a program called Speedfan to check and see if yours is running hotter than it is supposed to. You can get it here: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php You should also make sure that the internal fan is still...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dell Laptop won't boot-no fan, dell inspiron 1521, dell laptop
dell inspiron 1521, dell laptop, cement floor: Hi Morgan, First thing to check is the memory module - remove and resite it. If that doesn t work then, as the laptop is already broken inside you have nothinng to lose by opening up the laptop and checking that all of the connections are still connected...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dell Motherboard, dell optiplex gx270 motherboard, compatible motherboards
dell optiplex gx270 motherboard, compatible motherboards, ascendtech: Unfortunately there s literally a couple dozen different possible motherboards that Dell has used in that line of desktops so I can t give you an exact answer. You can check the list of compatible motherboards here: http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic=MB4DELGX270UNV&eq=&Tp=...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Disabling USB Storage Device, technical jargons, usb storage devices
technical jargons, usb storage devices, computer viruses: I m not familiar with that application but it looks like a pretty interesting program. The description doesn t seem to list any sort of security related options like that though. All I read is how it can identify USB devices that have been used on the specific...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Disk Boot Failure, disk boot failure, amd processor
disk boot failure, amd processor, componenets: Dear Trigan, This seems to be an simple settings issue which can be taken care by accessing BIOS screen (Usually hitting F12 or DELETE or F2..after you power on the system) and accessing the relevant screen and change the 1st Boot priority to CD/DVD...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: where to put data cable on motherboard, hardware changes, ata ide
hardware changes, ata ide, data cable: Hello Duane, The data cable that you are refering to is used for either the hard drive or the cd/dvd drive. The system and motherboard would work best if the hard drive(s) were connected to the data cable (called an ATA/IDE cable) that runs to the blue...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: dell d410 overheating, laptop cooling pad, dell latitude
laptop cooling pad, dell latitude, ebay: I would be very concerned about that temperature problem. Check the photos out on this site: http://blogs.smh.com.au/mashup/archives/005359.html The temperatures that thing is running are seriously dangerous. At worst, you shouldn t ever run above...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: dimension 2350 dell
Mario, I would first go to the dell site and see what the blinking light means. There are beep codes and light codes on most PCs. The flashing light means something specific. The sporadic crashing before it finally crashed for good makes me think of two...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Error Message on Start Up, bios settings, slot 01
bios settings, slot 01, 43919: You should go to F1 and enter the BIOS. For some reason it seems to have lost it s settings. When in the BIOS see if there is anything saying auto-detect hardware . Particularly the PCI bus. Here is a link that describes a similar problem and some solutions....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: emachines power issue, installing a hard drive, emachines t3624
installing a hard drive, emachines t3624, issue question: If you do end up needing to buy a new computer then your best option is to physically pull the hard drive out of this one and put it into the new computer as a Secondary drive. That will allow you to move photos, documents, etc from the old drive to the new...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash disks, flash disks, time robert
flash disks, time robert, disk access: Hi Nkutya, Next plan. Go into your BIOS and disable all USB. Boot the computer. Check that all USB Devices are gone in your Device Manager. Shut Down. Boot the computer and go into the BIOS again and enable the USB. Close down. Plug in your flash drive....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash disks, phoenix award bios cmos setup utility, fcc standards
phoenix award bios cmos setup utility, fcc standards, fcc rules: Hi Nkutya, I have had to guess the make and model of your mainboard, so here goes - Start up your computer and IMMEDIATELY press the Delete Key, This will take you into the BIOS. Use your arrow keys and move the highluight to Integrated Peripherals ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash disks, security function, flash disks
security function, flash disks, first model: Hi Nkutya, Here is the next thing to try. Go to = http://www.adata-group.com/en/support.php In Category select - USB Flash Drive In Type select - Classic Series In Model select the first model. C701 Press - Search Download the Disc Partition...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gateway GT5622, fan speed control, power spike
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gateway GT5622, fan speed control, power spike, bios settings

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: LPC Controller Interface, intel bus, bus specification
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: LPC Controller Interface, intel bus, bus specification, pin count

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gateway GT5622, fan speed controller, cpu temperatures
fan speed controller, cpu temperatures, controller switch: Hello Kathleen, I believe I may be able to solve your problem with the red screen. Your video card is currently using an older video processor, so I would suggest upgrading the video card. My preference is the ATI Radeon, but NVidia also makes great video...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hard Drive replacement,sort of, gig hd, gig drive
gig hd, gig drive, dual cables: I m hoping I m not wrong but I cannot imagine why that computer couldn t handle a larger hard drive that 40GB. The ability to handle a larger drive is controlled by a computer s BIOS, which is basically the motherboards built-in programming. Really old...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: High noise of Processor Fan, cd rom drive, jet fan
cd rom drive, jet fan, processor fan: yes. I got it. In your words, your pc stopped somewhere, and could not start up. the better way is: 1. find a motherboard debug card which can be plugged into pci slot and show where your pc stopped. 2. Or you can exchange or reinstall some parts...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: High noise processor Fan, cd rom drive, power spike
cd rom drive, power spike, sata hard drives: It sounds to me like you have a faulty motherboard that will most likely need replaced. The reasoning behind this is that most fan s these days are controlled by the motherboard s Smart Fan setting or something similar. Before you go replacing any parts...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: High noisy processor Fan, cd rom drive, jet fan
cd rom drive, jet fan, processor fan: The fact that your monitor light stays orange means that it is not receiving any video signal from the computer. Unfortunately my guess is that your motherboard, or your processor, has completely failed. In which case there is really much you can do except...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hang computer, usb roothub, hang computer
usb roothub, hang computer, freezing problem: I would suspect that you have some kind of Malware on your computer that is causing it to freeze up when you insert a USB drive. You can download a program that I have found to work quite well at removing Spyware, Viruses, etc, called SuperAntiSpyware,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hello, seagate hard drive, quality drives
seagate hard drive, quality drives, personal choice: Honestly, that s a matter of personal choice. I personally prefer Seagate. They make very high quality hard drives and they also have a 5 year warranty on most. One bad point they do have, though, is that they run fairly hot. So it is recommended to...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hi mike, floppy disk drives, bios setup
floppy disk drives, bios setup, del key: That would help with the OS:C repairing problem but it won t fix the floppy disk problem. Unfortunately floppy disk drives are pretty old computer components and they just fail after awhile. I ve had to replace many because they ve stopped working so yours...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hi mike its me sinan again got a question, couple programs, removing spyware
couple programs, removing spyware, sinan: It sounds like your floppy disk drive has failed so that is why that message is coming up. You can either ignore it and just press F1 to continue each time you turn the computer on or you can disable the floppy drive. As far as a virus goes, it s possible....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hi mike me again sorry, computer beeps, support dell
computer beeps, support dell, bad memory: The several links I have already sent you show you what the computer memory (or RAM) looks like and how to remove and reinstall it, including a couple YouTube videos. At the following link, under the page that says System Board Components, where it says...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hi mike i done the things you said, computer memory modules, dell dimension 9200
computer memory modules, dell dimension 9200, support dell: I am pretty certain it s the computer ram but it is probably one one stick. If your computer only has one stick of memory in it, then it is most likely bad. Your computer has to have ram in it, or it wouldn t work at all because computers have to have...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Laptop won't boot?
In the boot up screen it should have what button to push to enter setup or BIOS. We need to find out what kind of BIOS you have (there are only a few different brands). After finding out we can look up the beep code. The continuous beeping has a meaning. Here...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: LPC Controller Interface, lpc interface, controller interface
lpc interface, controller interface, interface controller: All of these are pretty complicated components so it s difficult to explain them in a simple way that makes any real sense. All 3 components you are asking about have to do with the functions of any extra computer components plugged into a computer, either...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Does my laptop have water damage? (motherboard,CPU,RAM,ect), static electricity, little hole
static electricity, little hole, cooling fan: Hello Mike, Water, huh? Well, that doesn t sound good. I will try my best to help you, but keep in mind that I specialize in desktops, not laptops. However, if you tell me what brand and model laptop it is, I may be able to track down some info on it. My...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: long motherboard boot screen, dell dimension 3000, dell bios
dell dimension 3000, dell bios, boot screen: Hello Adam, Hmmmmm... That s an interesting question. If the hard drive was damaged, then the computer probably wouldn t load... If the RAM was damaged, the computer most likely wouldn t even load, and beep annoyingly... However, if you go into the BIOS...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard dead?, asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard, amd 2800
asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard, amd 2800, asus a7n8x: Hi Neil, Possibilities are - mainboard, memory or CPU. Have you tried moving your memory ? The easiest way to recover your data if your mainboard is dead is to replace your mainboard and hard disk drive. Once you have loaded your new drive then fit your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: microphone jack, dell dimension 3000, dell dimension 3000 desktop
dell dimension 3000, dell dimension 3000 desktop, dell dimension: Try doing a system restore. Set the computer back to about the time you stopped using the headphone jack. If there is a software problem, it should be fixed, and the jack should work. If it doesn t, then it s probably hardware, and unless the sound comes...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: I need your help, ddr 2, 1gig ram
ddr 2, 1gig ram, netbooks: I cannot find any information about upgrading the CPU. It has been my experience when it comes to HP, if it isn t on their support site, it s not anywhere. The FSB on the computer is only 500mhz so even if you could upgrade the CPU there would be a bottleneck....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: new pc configuration, sata harddisk, master elite
sata harddisk, master elite, fps games: Hi Sagar, The first part of your question is simple - Get the best that you can afford. Get a monitor with built in speakers, stay away from cordless mouse and keyboard. As to the rest - 1. As you have already selected a CPU, get a mainboard that...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: new pc configuration, sata harddisk, intel desktop board
sata harddisk, intel desktop board, fps games: right now, if you want to change platform, plz consider: 1. CPU change to Intel Core i5 750(2.66G 4×256K) which is LGA 1156 socket. 2. Motherboard change to BIOSTAR P55 which can support core i5 750. 3. change DDR from DDR2 to DDR3 1600MHz 4G*2 ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: operating system not found, cd boot, bocks
cd boot, bocks, startup disk: Hello, My recommendation would be to go online and download a free startup disk for your os. Burn the files to a cd, then put the cd in your computer and boot from the cd. If this doesn t work, then try to get a copy of ERD Commander 2005 . It runs a program...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Prototype Computer Build, dell dimension xps, microsoft flight simulator
dell dimension xps, microsoft flight simulator, intel pentium iii processor: Great question! According to the computer and the BIOS (setup)there are several ways to overclock the processor. You are a knowledgeable guy so I am going to bypass the basic approach. 1. You can overclock through the BIOS if the BIOS has the proper setting....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: my pc makes a beeping noise and wont start, memory issue, morse code
memory issue, morse code, sized battery: No need to give Dell money, definitely failed memory like I had first thought. You can look at what the error lights and beep codes mean here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/advanced.htm Both the lights and the beeps points to...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: problem with usb ports, dell optiplex gx280, universal serial bus
dell optiplex gx280, universal serial bus, usb ports: Go to Control Panel System Device Manager scroll down to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and make sure they are enabled by double-clicking on each. If they are not working or not configured properly they may have a yellow ? mark or ! mark next to each/some...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: problem with usb ports, universal serial bus, usb components
universal serial bus, usb components, usb ports: I think a virus is unlikely because viruses that cause actual computer hardware problem like that are very rare. I would still try uninstalling the USB components as I mentioned above and then letting Windows reinstall them. If you do end up having...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: problems of RAM in CPU, beep code, cpu problems
beep code, cpu problems, perfect world: Your question is a bit difficult to understand, but I m going to assume you want to know how to differentiate between RAM and CPU problems. The problem with this is that it s not always obvious which is causing the problems. In a perfect world, RAM will...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: RAM and P3 CPU, dell dimension xps, dell dimension xps t450
dell dimension xps, dell dimension xps t450, microsoft flight simulator: Flight Simulator X is a much more demanding application, which a Pentium 4 will have considerable trouble with, which is where you re experiencing long load times and poor performance. Regarding overclocking, an OEM system such as this Dell will not allow...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: RAM Question, laptop cooler, hp pavilion
laptop cooler, hp pavilion, ddr3: That laptop takes DDR2 memory, specifically PC2-6400, which operates at 800Mhz. DDR3, which is what runs at 1066MHz is far too new for that laptop and would not physically fit in it because the notch in it is in a different location than DDR2. As...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: RAM question, laptop cooler, hp pavilion
laptop cooler, hp pavilion, heavy load: You can very likely install 4GB of memory, although you may not get 4GB @ 1066mhz (without a bit more detailed information on the specific model, I can t say, you can contact HP or use their support website to look this up (it will direct you as to which steps...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: RAM question, laptop cooler, startup tab
laptop cooler, startup tab, hp pavilion: Hi Mark, The short answer is no. In general you will ot be able to tell the difference. Also as most (if not all) of your programs are less than 2Gb putting in extra memory wont make much difference. Clearing your current memory usage certainly will. Run...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Setting MOBO processor voltage, bios upgrade, bios version
bios upgrade, bios version, processor voltage: First off let me apologize for my slow response on this issue, I had a computer issue myself and wasn t feeling up to fixing it until today when I got some time off. As for your question, this may or may not be possible depending on your motherboard. To increase...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: storage devices?, removable storage device, toshiba tecra laptop
removable storage device, toshiba tecra laptop, thumb drives: Flash drives, or Thumb Drives, plug into a computer s USB port, so they are easy to use on any computer. A memory card, basically the same type of card as digital cameras use, does need a card reader. Many laptops have built in card readers of one type...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Toshiba laptop, toshiba laptop, toshiba satellite
toshiba laptop, toshiba satellite, mouse settings: From what I have read online in other forums you aren t the only one fighting with that feature. That specific feature is called Pinch and, according to feedback, there is an option in the Mouse settings to deselect Pinch, which should fix that issue....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to upgrade a sempron to a intel core 2 doe, amd microprocessors, amd sempron processor
amd microprocessors, amd sempron processor, internet connection speed: If download speeds are the issue, this won t be influenced by the microprocessor directly, your internet connection speed will more heavily influence this, what kind of internet connection do you presently have? My previous reply includes more specific...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: usb ports, keyboard scanner, universal serial bus
keyboard scanner, universal serial bus, usb hubs: You can get add-on USB cards, which are pretty easy to install. Here is an example: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=USB+card&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=10569361790926988613&ei=hlv0SsL9BoG0sgPKsIwT&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=image&resnum=5&ved=0CCIQ8gIwBA#...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Rebuild MBR, master boot record, win98 boot disk
master boot record, win98 boot disk, system partition: I m trying to remember my way around Win98 so bear with me if my instructions aren t working. If you have a Start Menu available when you boot from the Win98 boot disk, go to Run, and type Command. That should bring up a DOS box with a C:/. If it does,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: windows xp, service pack 3, professional version
service pack 3, professional version, spyware programs: Increasing the RAM to the maximum amount will increase your performance tremendously. I would like to suggest a good program call Ccleaner. It is great at cleaning all the temp files, history, etc. It also has a registry cleaner (which is probably one thing...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Access to protected files, old laptop, external hard drive
old laptop, external hard drive, change owner: If by protected you mean you turned on the Encryption for the file, you can t. At least not legitimately . Your specific problem is, unfortunately, exactly what file encryption is made to protect against. There is probably some less than legal programs...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: acer 5515 processor, stock power, desktop processor
stock power, desktop processor, fan speeds: Ok. This will be kind of cool. Please make sure you keep me informed on how it goes. As for the power supply, you will have to consult Acer about what type and maximum wattage. These will be different according to the manufacturer. If it is an socket AM2...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CD won't read, cd rom drive, dvd rom drives
cd rom drive, dvd rom drives, blank dvds: There are a lot of laptop drives that are compatible with both + and - formats but your only option for playing that movie on your desktop is to either buy a desktop drive that is compatible with both, or re-burn the movie onto a - format DVD disk. You...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CD won't read, loose cables, mouse cursor
loose cables, mouse cursor, program cds: Don t under estimate the bad connection idea. If I were you I would make sure the drive is connected good and the jumpers on the back of the drive are set properly. Otherwise, if you can, get a drive from another computer and see if it does the same thing....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CD won't read, loose cables, mouse cursor
loose cables, mouse cursor, drive icon: Hey there, this is a fairly easy diagnosis which makes me happy, most computer problems aren t as cut and dry. My first thought was that your cd or dvd drive had a dirty lens and needed cleaning (which is never a bad idea, can get a dvd/cd drive cleaning kit...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CD won't read, loose cables, mouse cursor
loose cables, mouse cursor, program cds: Hi again Chris, I think I know the problem. There are two kinds of DVD formatting techniques, *R and -R. The +R format was invented in 2005 and before that all DVD players and DVD s were -R format. If the DVD player in the Compaq was manufactured in...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer build, hard disk maxtor, seagate hard drive
hard disk maxtor, seagate hard drive, reliability record: Everything should work, however I would suggest a better power supply in terms of quality, not necessarily capacity. Look at units from Antec, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling, or Seasonic/Corsair, like the Antec TruePower New 650W (you re likely to encounter a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Config for Graphics Work, asus mother board, compatible board
asus mother board, compatible board, bit operating system: Is 10-15 thousand US money? Regardless of the currency I will make some recommendations based on what you want to use the computer for. This link is a very good representation of what you will need: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5325879&CatId=4910...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, memory test, linux cd
memory test, linux cd, virus scan: Cameron, My first thought was that the CPU was overheating. Now it is still possible that this is the culprit as the temperatures at idle and under load can change drastically, however this seems less likely now. My second thought was that the operating...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, memory test, linux cd
memory test, linux cd, virus scan: You ve done a good job of checking pretty much everything I would have suggested. My guess is still that it is overheating but I m thinking the processor is overheating and not the computer as a whole. Those heat sensors are only marginally accurate so...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, memory test, linux cd
memory test, linux cd, virus scan: yes. your test is perfessional. in my opinion, your motherboard has something wrong. first, you can check the capacities in your motherboard if they are good. especially, the CPU Power part. if they are leaked. second, maybe some power is abnormal....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, amd athlon 64, heat sensors
amd athlon 64, heat sensors, emachine: I m still thinking my first answer is likely the problem. I think your processor is overheating. Either that or one of the heat sensors on the motherboard is defective and it thinks it s overheating. If it was either a failed motherboard or a failed processor...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, amd athlon 64, disk partitions
amd athlon 64, disk partitions, emachine: Hi Cameron, Power supply sounds fine. No there is now way to check a mainboard and CPU from a bootable DVD Next - Have you tried a simple format and reload ? If you try that please make sure that you DELETE all hard disk partitions before reloading....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, amd athlon 64, emachine
amd athlon 64, emachine, cmos: If the system is able to run a bootable image for a decent period of time (I would suggest at least a few hours), the issue is unlikely to be in hardware. I would suggest first clearing the CMOS, and if that does not provide results, re-installing the operating...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, amd athlon 64, best guess
amd athlon 64, best guess, hardware settings: According to what operating system you have, my best guess is something not right in the system settings. You may even have to boot to the BIOS and see if all hardware settings are correct there. Is there any software or hardware changes you have made recently?...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, amd athlon 64, application issues
amd athlon 64, application issues, memory module: Dear Cameron, I am doing great and thank you for asking and hope you are doing great too. Firstly if machine has worked fine during any testing then we can rule out any hardware issues. However I would recommend you to check for any cooling issues (CPU...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, amd athlon 64, cpu heat
amd athlon 64, cpu heat, comupter: sorry, I am not quite sure your test ,such as running a test from a dvd when the comupter started on the memory. it that means you go into dos mode? you meant your pc shut down after about 15 seconds, it that means you have just entered into os? if...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer shutting down, memory test, linux cd
memory test, linux cd, virus scan: Thank you for being so thorough. I believe the fact that even a Linux live CD would not boot the machine tells us that it is definitely hardware. The only thing is the fact you unplugged the hard drive and then tried to load Linux. If I m not mistaken a live...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: cooling fans, pvc pipe, cardboard box
pvc pipe, cardboard box, best bet: Hi Doug, Well, you certainly get the award for most interesting question. I have never heard of anything like this before, and I definitely haven t heard of some sort of after-market fan-tube-type-thing, so I d say your best bet would be to make one...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: datapath, negative voltage, typical value
negative voltage, typical value, hardware cpu: there will be a datasheet to every device. in it, such as, CS pin, typical value=5v, min=4.3v, max=5.5v. so you need to read the RAM datasheet first. every device has different specifications. the other question from you: + means you should use positive...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB DDR RAM INTERFACE, application loads, flashdrive
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB DDR RAM INTERFACE, application loads, flashdrive, boot process

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: fatal erroe blue screen, seagate harddrive, intel dual core
seagate harddrive, intel dual core, mozilla firefox: Ni Nitin, No this is a software problem. When you reformatted did you DELETE all of the partitions ? If not - do that. Deleta ALL partitions then reformat. Sometimes bad software can be hidden in the partition information section of your hard drive....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: good core 2 duo processor, wolfdale, intel core 2 duo processor
wolfdale, intel core 2 duo processor, graphic card: For the money, the best chip you re going to get is the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06ghz @ $145 from newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115059 This is an LGA775 socket processor which will work with the motherboard you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: good core 2 duo processor, memory module, gamin
memory module, gamin, graphic card: Dear Jeeva, Go for Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 Ghz E8400 Processor as its one of the best in the market for gamin and multi-tasking processing needs. You might also look for atleast 2GB of memory. L2 cache and FSB are something which needs to be in sync with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: good core 2 duo processor, intel core2 duo, northbridge chipset
intel core2 duo, northbridge chipset, techno jargon: That s a decent motherboard and can support up to an Intel Core 2 Quad. So it gives you room to upgrade also. Newegg.com is a solid online retailer with decent pricing and you can see some of the processors they have here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2%2050001157%2040000343%204017&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=PRICE...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hard Drive, sony vaio computer, recovery partition
sony vaio computer, recovery partition, disk cleanup: I ve seen recovery partitions on computers that went up to a max of 10GB, but never 20GB. Could someone in the past partitioned the drive? Was it brand new when you bought it? First of all with the partition; We need to try to find out exactly what is in...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hardware connections, hardware connections, manufactory
hardware connections, manufactory, beep: hi rahui! about the front panel specifications, they are different in each motherboard manufactory. here is some suggestion: All front panel has PWR and RST: both are two pins PWR: Connect to power on button. RST: Connect to Reset button. ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Laptop problem, dell latitude d620, dual core laptop
dell latitude d620, dual core laptop, hefty price: Dave, I m sorry to say this probably isn t something you re going to be able to diagnose and fix yourself. It certainly sounds to me like your motherboard has gone bad, or possibly your power supply. The problem with laptops is that there s no standard size...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: MB,Processor,Graphic Card for Graphics Work, asus mother board, graphic card
asus mother board, graphic card, pee: Dear Bee Pee, You can surely go for AMD based system however Intel will always be my recommendation. Asus main board and Intel Core 2 Duo process with Nvidia 1GB card with 2GB Memory will not not fit in 10-15k. So you might have to look for reasonable...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What Might Be Slowing My Computer Down?, dell dimension 8400, temporary internet files
dell dimension 8400, temporary internet files, windows xp media center: Hi Amanda, Firstly - Go to Start - Run - Type in the box msconfig - press enter or ok Go to the startup tab - Unitck ALL except your antivirus and antospyware software. Press Apply then OK Restart Tick the box beside Do not show this again ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What Might Be Slowing My Computer Down?, dell dimension 8400, windows xp media center
dell dimension 8400, windows xp media center, corrupt registry: Have you used ccleaner to clean the registry? A corrupt registry can slow you down significantly. This is a link to the top 10 free programs according to infoworld: http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/top-10-windows-tools-it-pros-792?page=0,1&source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2009-11-18...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What Might Be Slowing My Computer Down?, dell dimension 8400, avg virus scanner
dell dimension 8400, avg virus scanner, disk defragmenter: Hi Amanda, There are quite a few different things that can slow a computer down but I will go over the most common really quick. 1. A Virus or Spyware Fix: Try Malware Bytes - Anti-Malware from http://www.malwarebytes.org Fix: Try Spybot Search and Destroy...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What Might Be Slowing My Computer Down?, dell dimension 8400, internet options window
dell dimension 8400, internet options window, disk cleanup: That definitely explains the computer slow-down. Both all the Red and the lack of empty space. I d strongly recommend stopping the Disk Defragmenter and running Disk Cleanup first. I d also recommend going into Add/Remove Programs, which is in Start Control...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: mobo/psu, mb memory sticks, beep code
mb memory sticks, beep code, faulty hardware: It definitely sounds like you have some faulty hardware. Either the motherboard or the power supply are shot. The best way to diagnose it is to completely remove everything including the RAM, video card, etc. The goal is to try and get at the very least a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: mother board problem, memory slots, processor fan
memory slots, processor fan, smps: Unfortunately that usually means the motherboard, or the processor, have failed. You can try removing the sticks of memory and blowing any dust out of the memory slots and putting them back in. Sometimes bad contact with the memory can cause that so cleaning...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: onboard video, format a hard disk, nvidia card
format a hard disk, nvidia card, video question: Hi Sya, First remove the nvidia card. Next try to boot the computer. You should be getting a picture on your monitor. If you dont then - Put the nvidia card back in. Boot the computer. Go into your BIOS and make sure that the onboard video is NOT...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Problem with my Dell, dell inspiron e1505, computer repair work
dell inspiron e1505, computer repair work, dell inspiron: Unfortunately it sounds like there isn t a lot you will be able to do. Staples is an office supply store. They should never be offering computer repair work because for the most part they have no idea what they re doing. I have no way of knowing what exactly...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Processor + Video card Combination, intel xeon, level workstation
intel xeon, level workstation, quadro fx: Well, the CPU option in the first scheme is going to have considerably more processing power, which will be an advantage for the applications you re running. As far as the graphics hardware goes, the Quadro FX 580 isn t exactly a performance champ, and the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: processors, general purpose registers, special purpose registers
general purpose registers, special purpose registers, pentium 3: Hi Missy, I answer questions for people who have hardware problems and want help. If you wich to know the answer to your question, do what I would do - look it up on the internet. If you are having problems associated with your CPU, I would be glad to help....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Restarting Problem, intel 845, processor fan
intel 845, processor fan, computer builder: Sana, When a computer turns itself off or restarts itself due to overheating it is a safety feature built into your motherboard to keep the processor from getting too hot and damaging itself. Chances are your processor fan isn t working anymore. If you open...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: recovering data from hard drive, recovering data from hard drive, computer repair shop
recovering data from hard drive, computer repair shop, credit card numbers: Elayne, I hate to say it but you will probably have to choose from two less than ideal options. The first is to trust the computer repair business to keep your info safe while recovering data, and the second is to just delete the data with a full format and...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: restoring a crashed computer, windows xp cd, computer question
windows xp cd, computer question, quetion: Elayne, The first thing to check is that the hard drive is being recognized properly in the older computer. You can verify this by going to My Computer and looking at the hard drives to see if it s showing up. If it is you can open the hard drive from there...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: retrieving data on crashed computer, using windows 98, dead computer
using windows 98, dead computer, last known good configuration: Elayne, Definitely don t pay for a piece of software to do this. Using your credit card to buy a piece of software that may or may not work is a very bad idea. You would be much better off to take the hard drive to a computer repair shop and have them recover...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Shaun, pwb, ebay
pwb, ebay, la 961: John, You really only have two options. Either pay the repair guy the $200 or try and find another laptop of the same model so you can swap out the motherboard. It s possible to find one on ebay I m sure but there s no guarantee that motherboard will be functional...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sony Vaio Laptop not powering up, sony vaio laptop, sony laptop batteries
sony vaio laptop, sony laptop batteries, laptop model: Depending on how long it sat without being used, chances are it needs a new battery. Laptop batteries lose their function if they sit without any power for a long time. The best price for a new battery I ve seen so far is here: http://www.sony-laptop-shop.com/sony-laptop-batteries/214...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: startup problem, swift reply, startup problem
swift reply, startup problem, clevo: Hi Phil, Your mainboard is a Clevo 888E series and you will find the manual and downloads at the following - http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/e-services/download.asp Choose your mainboard type and then you can download either the manual or drivers for...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Time to upgrade my RAM?, dell dimension 4400, gb harddrive
dell dimension 4400, gb harddrive, windows xp pro service pack: Your RAM is definitely the biggest bottleneck in your system and upgrading it to 2gb or more is going to make the very largest noticeable difference. The problem with virus scanners is they take up alot of system resources everytime they run and scan and it...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB DDR RAM INTERFACE, usb thumb drive, ddr ram
usb thumb drive, ddr ram, hi mike: Not completely sure what you re asking but if you are meaning an external USB device that would allow you to plug DDR sticks into it and have them operate as additional RAM then, sadly, no. No such device. Interesting idea though. The closest thing you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Whats wrong with my computer game/computer?, game computer, gaming forum
game computer, gaming forum, unfamiliar territory: I have never heard of this before? I think the best place to ask this question is on an online gaming forum or even the forum hosted by the manufacturer of the game. Sorry I could not help but online gaming is unfamiliar territory for me. Keit...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Whats wrong with my computer game/computer?, quick time player, direct x 8
quick time player, direct x 8, game computer: I actually found a bunch of comments online from people having the same problem and someone on one of those sites gave a fix, so I ll just paste their fix in here and hopefully it ll work for you. Let me know if you still need help after trying these steps:...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Windows 98SE compatible devices?, maximum screen resolution, external usb hard drive
maximum screen resolution, external usb hard drive, external hdd: As far as I can remember I believe Windows 98 had a maximum screen resolution of 1152 x 864 so you should be fine with pretty much any 17in or smaller CRT or LCD. Generally they look good with 1024 x 768 so any would work fine. Since Windows 98SE has...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 2 dual core, l2 cache, benchmark tests
l2 cache, benchmark tests, yonah: Hi Gwen, I assume you are referring to the Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo Processors? Put simply, Duo is 2 Duo s predecessor and in practical terms there seems to be little difference in everyday performance. The Former (Codename Yonah) is the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Adding RAM to a laptop, adding ram, max memory
adding ram, max memory, hp pavilion: The only thing I ve been able to find is this link http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/HPPavilionNotebooks3400_1GB667MHz.html?utm_source=Froogle&utm_medium=referral that says max memory for your laptop is 2GB? I don t understand how you have 4GB installed....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Bad RAM?, dell dimension 2350, eternal loop
dell dimension 2350, eternal loop, dell dimension: Amazon?? I thought you ordered it from crucial.... I would only order RAM from Crucial, never from anywhere else. Return it to Amazon and get a refund then re-order it through crucial. -------------------------- Follow-up after bad rating --------------------------...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: beeps at start-up, computer repair shop, many different things
computer repair shop, many different things, pc dell: If your memory installs by opening a little door that is held in place with a screw, there is a chance it got damaged during the move. The first thing I would do instead of taking it to a repair shop or anything else major is buy another stick of RAM and make...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: buying a new computer, intel core 2 quad processor, seagate hard drive
intel core 2 quad processor, seagate hard drive, buying a new computer: DDR3 memory for desktops isn t due to really hit the market until this summer. So by then the pricing might go down. As it is right now you could expect to pay about $1,500 US for a system like that. Asus P5N64 motherboards run around $450 A 1gb nVidia...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: buying a new computer, buying a new computer, keyboard mouse
buying a new computer, keyboard mouse, computer line: How much are you looking to spend? And, yes, HP s I feel are not the best computers. I will try to find one in your budget that will work well for you. Also, let me know if you are just looking for the tower/keyboard/mouse or you need the whole package...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer won't start, blinking cursor, arrow keys
blinking cursor, arrow keys, last known good configuration: Dear Dan, The moment you turn on your system keep hitting F8 key on your keyboard. Now you WILL see Advanced Windows Start Up Options Screen. Then on this screen you will need to select LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION option using your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: About the Cores in a processor., dual core processors, dual core and quad core processors
dual core processors, dual core and quad core processors, quad core processors: I ll try to put into words my understanding and what I know about the multi-core processors. Some multi-core processors are not actually multi cores. Some just run at double or quadruple speed. A dual core maybe a single chip on one board but has a larger...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU Motherboard purchase, cpu motherboard combo, combination prices
cpu motherboard combo, combination prices, home computer: Its really a matter of preference. It all depends on how much you want to spend Go to this site: http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreID=1&name=CPU-Motherboard Choose anything with an ASUS/Intel combination Prices vary a lot ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer keeps rebooting or won't turn on at all!, free virus scan, norton anti virus
free virus scan, norton anti virus, compaq presario sr1610nx: Chances are your husband is probably correct. It is sounding like either a failing hard drive or processor, or both. You can try booting into Safe Mode and see if it reboots. Do this by pressing F8 during start up and then select Safe Mode. Safe Mode...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My computer won't boot, cd rom boot, boot device
cd rom boot, boot device, question thanks: Hard drives crash at different times. Sometimes a cylinder is bad or a spring pops out... Norton 360 is garbage. If you can, get a refund for it. I have known that program to be the root of many computer problems. Use AVG....its a free antivirus/spyware...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dead Peripherals, going buggy, abit an8 sli
going buggy, abit an8 sli, bad habit: Abit motherboards have a bad habit of just going buggy after a few years. The one option I can think of that you can try is to completely reset the BIOS. Pull the power cord, open up the case and find the small watch type batter on the motherboard...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Device driver install for one device killed a different device., card reader driver, drive partition
card reader driver, drive partition, drastic steps: I would say try and disable the card reader and see if the touch pad works. If not, uninstall the driver for the media card reader and check again. If its still not working, I think your touchpad went bad. Also, install the original older driver for...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: DSL modem, digital subscriber line, cat 5 network cable
digital subscriber line, cat 5 network cable, asymmetric digital subscriber: The cable that comes out of your wall and goes into the DSL modem is a standard telephone line that ends in an RJ-11 connector. The cable that runs from your DSL modem into either a router, or straight into your computer, is a CAT-5 network cable and...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: DSL modem, interface port, phone connections
interface port, phone connections, modems: Hi Vishal, The port depends on the technology used. As your question states it is DSL, it must be an RJ11 because it is the defined interface port for phone connections. That s if you re in the US; it may change with the standards the provider uses in your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: drivers, driver detective, dell latitude
driver detective, dell latitude, video memory: Chances are it s not the drivers but the video card itself. Laptops are known to have faily low video memory so they re not the best for playing most video games. Not enough video memory would also cause online videos to be slow and buffer a lot. You...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Ethernet connection, gateway g6 400, telephone cord
gateway g6 400, telephone cord, ethernet card: Hello First of all, the ethernet cord does not go into the hard drive, it plugs into the back of your computer, into an ethernet port. If you dont have the opening that fits it, go to the store and but an ethernet card. You sound like you dont know much...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash/jump drive life expectancy?, jump drive, peace of mind
jump drive, peace of mind, word documents: Hi Chris, How reliable are these drives over time? More than time is the number of writes. Not long ago it was a big issue, since some of them couldn t endure more than 20,000 writes. Lately technology progressed a bit and the number was ten times higher....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash/jump drive life expectancy?, jump drive, flash device
jump drive, flash device, network attached storage: I believe the proper term is USB Flash Device or USB Flash Drive , however as long as your meaning is conveyed, that should be appropriate. In terms of device life expectancy, as long as the device is cared for, you should be alright for a number of years,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash/jump drive life expectancy?, thumb drive, memory chips
thumb drive, memory chips, jump drive: There is no catch-all answer to that. Thumb Drive, Jumpe Drives, Flash Drives, all different names for the same thing. They are hard coded memory chips so they should last a very long time. However, factory defects and physical damage can definitely...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash USB drive, magnetic fields, sd memory card, erasable memory
sd memory card, erasable memory, micro sd card: USB Flash drives are more resistant to electromagnetic fields that standard hard drives because the chips in them are electricly erasable memory, versus magnetically erasable memory such a a floppy disk or computer hard drive. However, an electromagnetic...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Powering on, consistent connection, life span
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Powering on, consistent connection, life span, power switch

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to make a usb keyboard my default keyboard?, laptop keyboard
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to make a usb keyboard my default keyboard?, laptop keyboard

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: freezes, heat buildup, manufacturer website
heat buildup, manufacturer website, freezes: Hi Allan, Well yes, there are ways to test a MB, but since you were able to already format your HDD and install XP, I would say that beyond heat issues, your MB is fine. If you want to test for heat buildup issues, give a try running the computer with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: high temp, intel processors, fujitsu siemens
intel processors, fujitsu siemens, artic silver 5: A heatsink solution more suited to the Pentium 4, which may be somewhat hard to find nowadays, I recall a number of tower solutions from Thermaltake and Thermalright to be quite suitable, however the investment at this point isn t worth it in my view ($50-$100...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: IBM Lenovo Video card, li ion battery, intel graphics media accelerator
li ion battery, intel graphics media accelerator, mb video card: In my opinion, your laptop is strong enough, the performance is much higher than your desktop. Consequently,you can use only machine home and outside. However, do not waste the desktop, it can be a Router or a FTP sever... about your OS question: XP is a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard does not post, reset buttons, amd athlon
reset buttons, amd athlon, cmos battery: That motherboard takes straight DDR 400, so you are correct, that memory you have would not work. Current over-heating from the fan not being functional would not cause the problem you are having because you are also correct in that it would need to run...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard does not post, motherboard battery, reset buttons
motherboard battery, reset buttons, battery 2: e...It is a difficult issue; you should do these and check if your PC will be back; 1. change your motherboard battery; 2. when you see the errors, please push delete into CMOS and load defaults; 3. check all parts temperature; 4. check all...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC doesn't turn on anymore, silver spring md, e machine
silver spring md, e machine, switch button: Since the light is on on the motherboard your power supply is probably alright. If your power button seems to feel like it is not engaging you may want to take the front cover off the machine and push the button manually. The front cover usually has a tab...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC lifespan, changing shape, cosmetic issue
changing shape, cosmetic issue, personal preference: If you don t see any stress or deformities from resting your feet on the system, I doubt its a problem (if the enclosure is changing shape under the weight, that could be a potential issue). The only other issue I could see is dirt, if you re placing shoes...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC won't start up, blinking cursor, startup menu
blinking cursor, startup menu, cmos setup utility: You need a Windows disk. Did your PC come with a operating system disk? If not you need to either borrow one from a friend or get on a friend s PC and go to www.majorgeeks.com and download a boot disk. Either will allow you to boot the machine up and enable...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Possible Fan Issue, fan rpm, replacement fan
fan rpm, replacement fan, pc person: I d need to know more about the system in order to answer the question more completely. Generally a system BIOS that can monitor fan speeds will reach an error state if the fan speed registers as something zero (or below zero) in order to prevent the system...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Powering on, flathead screwdriver, static electricity
flathead screwdriver, static electricity, screen error: My guess would be a motherboard problem. ---------------------------- Follow-up after bad rating ---------------------------- What is wrong with you? Your last statement of your question was....and I quote.... Is this a power supply problem? ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: front power cable for on switch /led lights, dell dimension 2400, dell computer corporation
dell dimension 2400, dell computer corporation, processor intel: I think the reason you are having a tough time locating the pin-out diagram for the Dell Dimension 2400 is because yours has a different motherboard in it than the factory original. We have a Dimension 2400 at my work that I popped open and the front...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Question about processors, kingston ddr2, duty graphics
kingston ddr2, duty graphics, quad core processor: Asus is always the first motherboard brand I recommend anyone and that one is a nice choice. Your specs are pretty solid. There s no telling what computer hardware and software technology holds for our next 6 or 7 years but if you build that machine you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sound, static shocks, static electric charge
static shocks, static electric charge, static electricity: It is quite possible that a static electric charge damaged your sound card at some point where now it fails intermittently. Static electricity has unpredictably effects on computer equipment so it is impossible to say for sure. My guess is your audio is...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB devices - Motherboard, universal serial bus, root hub
universal serial bus, root hub, mouse keyboard: If you ve got Unknown Devices under your Universal Serial Bus Controllers section of Device Manager that alone tells me one of your controllers is either fried or the hardware driver is corrupted/missing. I ve seen several different systems that had USB...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: USB drive on DVD/VCR Combo Unit, sony playstation 3, thumb drive
sony playstation 3, thumb drive, speedy reply: I know from experience with a Sony Playstation 3 that some devices will only see a USB drive if it is formatted strictly in FAT32 file system and, in the case of the PS3, the folder structure inside had to be specifically named for it to read a firmware...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to make a usb keyboard my default keyboard?, default keyboard, laptop keyboard
default keyboard, laptop keyboard, usb keyboard: I answered the freezing up question before...it might have something to do with the keyboard mishap.... The only way to do this, as I stated before, is to replace the keyboard. Unless you just want to pull the keyboard from the motherboard and have an...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Video Card, nvidia geforce 6200, nvidia cards
nvidia geforce 6200, nvidia cards, screen resolutions: I can t give you too much advice without knowing exactly what types of slots your motherboard has. Unless it s a really old pc it should have at least an AGP video slot. If so then a good recommendation would be an nVidia Geforce 6200. A few general...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What waveform does EDT use?, triangle waves, hz tones
triangle waves, hz tones, sawtooth waves: Interesting question, as always, but this one is getting too far out of my experience to be of much help. I did type the phrase the shape of an fsk waveform into Google and it returned some very interesting sites, one of which is below: http://www.spectrum-soft.com/news/summer98/fsk.shtm...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 3 gig to work on kt4v, motherboard problem, memory test
motherboard problem, memory test, mother board: Hi Wes, Motherboards vary with the amount of RAM they will support. However, I just checked the specs on yours and it says 3GB. If you are using on-board video, it is using some of your RAM and, depending on the BIOS, it may reduce the amount of RAM...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Building a PC - Which is best, suited for gaming and movies?, thermaltake xaser, ss index
thermaltake xaser, ss index, ram kingston: Of the three cases I prefer #3 but basically it s just a personal preference. The other two just seem a bit excessive. #1 is just way too big and #2 is too flashy . Case 3: Cooler Master Stacker 832 SE http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?act=detail&id=17...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Cd player problems, sony vaio vgn, sony vaio
sony vaio vgn, sony vaio, kodak easyshare: It s not something you can repair but you can get replacement drives for laptops and they are hot swappable . Meaning you can just pop out the old one and pop in a new one without having to go through a repair shop. You can get spare parts at many different...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: IT Certifications, microsoft certified systems administrator, microsoft certified systems
microsoft certified systems administrator, microsoft certified systems, business strategist: Those are the two I have and used to get my MCDST. They re very well laid out and give good coverage of the exam material. 70-271 covers Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows XP, while 70-272 covers Supporting and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer won't boot after new RAM installed, dual channel memory, memory failure
dual channel memory, memory failure, memory slots: Is the system dual channel memory? If it is a dual channel system (will usually have 4 memory slots) you have to match the size and speed of the RAM in each channel. Channels are usually marked by color. Jumping from PC2100 to PC3200 is a big jump and the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU will not run at full speed, amd athlon xp 2600, abit nf7 motherboard
amd athlon xp 2600, abit nf7 motherboard, amd athlon xp 2600 processor: And I am asking you, again, what makes you think the computer is not running at full speed???????? Have you fixed the boot screen problem yet? Your CPU setup in your BIOS is a combination of clock speed and multiplier. What is your multiplier set at...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU UPGRADE, nvidia graphics card, quad core processor
nvidia graphics card, quad core processor, call of duty game: Honestly an upgrade for your system is very likely out of the question, as you re limited to Socket 478 for Pentium 4 (which has been out of production for some years now). Finding a suitable used processor would be an option, although purchasing a new dual...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: checking RAM, memtest 86, image boot
memtest 86, image boot, diagnostic utility: Memtest 86 is a bootable image, you ll need to download the image and burn it to a CD (using an image burning application, full versions of Nero are capable of this, and a free application called BurnCDCC is available here: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-free-software.htm...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: checking RAM, bad sectors, memtest86
bad sectors, memtest86, select properties: Give this Microsoft testing program a try. I ve never used it but it is probably easier to use than MemTest is. http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp As far as your hard drive goes. I would run Error Checking to see if it finds any bad sectors. Open...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: checking RAM, gabe gabe, conflict problems
gabe gabe, conflict problems, registry mechanic: Hi again Gabe, Window Washer combines the best features of several utility programs - and I have had better results with it than anything else. Also, you can use it in conjunction with any other program with no conflict problems. Msconfig (microsoft...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: checking RAM, stick memory, memtest86
stick memory, memtest86, registry cleaner: Most of the time when RAM fails it will either shut the whole system down or all of it will not show up when you go to Control Panel system and see how much RAM is showing. You can also run the task manager (alt+ctrl+del) and see how much RAM is being used...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: choosing a cpu, multi track recording software, recommended specs
multi track recording software, recommended specs, anti virus software: I think that either processor should do well. Of course the quad will probably do the best job. I would consult the software and usb interface card specs to see what the recommended specs are. I ve had a little experience with recording to PC and, more so...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: cooling fans, party manufacturers, case cooling
party manufacturers, case cooling, cooling fan: Order it right from HP They are not expensive. Replace the entire unit and see if it runs properly. ----------------------------- Follow up after bad rating ----------------------------- Why the bad rating? I told you the nest way to go about...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What is correct Power Supply replacement?, sony pcv, sony manual
sony pcv, sony manual, memory slots: Hi again Linda, I usually get my power supplies on-line and have had no problems so far. If you go to http://3btech.net/ch45atxposup.html, they have a pretty nice 450 watt PSU for $16, and that includes tax and free shipping. If you have a Micro ATX case...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: cpu Fan, laptop model, fan cooler
laptop model, fan cooler, notebook model: It is just the upgaded version of your fan that also works in other models of laptops so it will work fine in yours as well. This company also sells it and shows your laptop model as being compatible. http://www.lapzone.com/servlet/the-23110/23.10196.002-dsh-5420--Acer-Extensa/Detai...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Deciding on a cpu, visible advantage, zero latency
visible advantage, zero latency, latency issues: Honestly I don t see how it could have zero latency, sounds like marketing fluff to me. Honestly, without knowing more about exact specifics of this workstation, such as what you re connecting to it, along with what kind of budget you have, I can t give...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Desktop vs Formal Server, patient management software, management software program
patient management software, management software program, external usb hard drive: Hi Farbod, I think that for small networks, full-up servers are a waste of money. Your main concern is how you use your database. If 2 or more people will be accessing it simultaneously, you will need a server based program that you install on one of...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Driver installation error, intel chipset driver, repair option
intel chipset driver, repair option, disk boot: If you cannot get on the system at all the only way to restore the driver is to use a Win XP disk, boot to it, and do the repair option. If you can get on the machine you can go to control panel system hardware device manager look for the chipset and...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Driver installation error, intel chipset driver, installing a printer
intel chipset driver, installing a printer, installation error: The page below outlines how to get around this problem with installing a printer but the same basic steps apply for your chipset driver as well. Give these instructions a try next: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c0024527...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: ddr ram, memory slots, pin counts
memory slots, pin counts, short answer: The short answer is no, they aren t. They physically won t even fit in each others memory slots on the board because the notch in them is in different places. The geek answer involves comparing speeds, pin counts, and a lot of other specs you probably don...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Find the best processor & motherboard., intel processor, processor motherboard
intel processor, processor motherboard, a7p: There are only two platforms now, AMD and Intel. They are both good, in my opinion. Intel processor has good performance and AMD s is a little lower. But AMD processor is cheap. consequncely, if you do not care money, I sugest you to buy Intel processor,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Freshly built system won't power on or POST, micro atx motherboard, amd athlon 64
micro atx motherboard, amd athlon 64, ecs motherboard: Hi again Ben, Typically, a power supply is the last place I look for the answer to a dead computer. That is not to say, however, that I haven t found a few bad (or unstable) ones. Another fact of life I keep running into is that eMachines have the worst...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pci card alignment slots, 5v pci, metal bracket
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pci card alignment slots, 5v pci, metal bracket, pci cards

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gaming pc, price range $600 and under, decent video card, quad core processor
decent video card, quad core processor, bhphotovideo: I m not a big fan of Gateway computers but that s a hell of a nice price for a quad-core processor and 4gb of memory. The only thing I see that you will not get from that computer, especially since you play WOW, is a decent video card. That video card it...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gateway MX3230 max ram, phoenix bios, memory module
phoenix bios, memory module, true thanks: I believe Crucial is likely correct, if a larger memory module is failing to boot, although for more exact information you d need to contact Gateway themselves about upgrades (you don t have to purchase through them, but they ll have specifications and be...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hard drives, device error, boot sequence
device error, boot sequence, del key: Hi Brian, Sounds like you have a problem with your boot sequence in your BIOS setup. When you turn your computer on next time, tap your del key to get into setup (depending on your computer though, it may be the F1 key). When you get to setup,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: hp deskjet 1125c printer drivers not supporting in windows 98, windows 98 driver, deskjet 1125c
windows 98 driver, deskjet 1125c, hp deskjet: There is no Windows 98 driver for that printer, only Windows 95 which may, or may not, work. You can go here and make sure you have the right driver for Windows 95 and try it: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=20842&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25523&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=19...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: installing a mother board, bios setup, mother board
bios setup, mother board, installation cd: Hi Steve, With most new motherboards, the BIOS setup is automatic. If your system successfully boots up, just install the drivers on the CD that came with the motherboard for sound, ethernet, and video (if you have on-board video). If you have a separate...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Low Memory, dell optiplex, definite cause
dell optiplex, definite cause, virtual memory: The definite cause is not enough RAM. Here is a link to a great site that I buy memory from and the page for compatible RAM for your system. You can have a maximum of 1GB of RAM in your system. http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=OptiPlex%20GX240%20Series...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Low Memory, low virtual memory, dell optiplex
low virtual memory, dell optiplex, memory problem: You are actually having two different problems. First off, while 256MB of RAM is technically enough to run Windows XP Professional it s not enough to run it very well. It will always run slow unless you upgrade your memory. Your computer can take a maximum...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Media center upgrade, core system, safe side
core system, safe side, dual core: TO be on the safe side, I would just copy over documents, pictures, and music. Install your software packages, like office, etc. on your new machine first. When you ghost a drive, you bring all problems that might be there to the new machine. -Mik...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Memory upgrade, ibm aptiva 2170, ebay
ibm aptiva 2170, ebay, adding ram: Adding RAM will speed up everything on a PC. Another thing is to keep temp internet files and history cleaned every so often. I would also defragment the hard drive. According to what operating system you have you clean history from intenet options and defragment...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Memory upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4550 desktop, dell dimension 4550, intel states
dell dimension 4550, intel states, dell website: When it comes to memory, you get what you pay for. However, you don t need to buy it off Dell s website. Kingston is the brand I always recommend. You can get any 533 or 400mhz PC3200 DDR memory. Dell s tested maximum for that computer is 1gb but Intel...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Monitor wobble, left hand side, video settings
left hand side, video settings, video card: Are you using a video card or onboard video? Does it do this all the time or just in certain applications? If you are using a video card there are a few things I would do. 1. Update the drivers. You can usually do this by downloading them from the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard perlacement, disk boot failure, pci express slot
disk boot failure, pci express slot, pci video card: Hi Varun, It would have been cheaper and easier to just buy a standard PCI video card for the old board - but too late for that I guess. You didn t say anything about your operating system or how you configured your system originally. Typically, when...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard problem, intel motherboard, motherboard model
intel motherboard, motherboard model, pci express: Hi Varun, I have a hunch the video card is not seating all the way down into the slot. I have seen this happen many times and the results are the same - computer won t start. You may have moved or bumped the computer recently which loosened the board...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard problem, bios setup, intel motherboard
bios setup, intel motherboard, motherboard model: motherboard services for 101GGC are stopped - I don t really understand what this means? Do you mean the services to the motherboard are stopped in the device manager ? Or are they stopped some other way, like through the BIOS? I don t know how the settings...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Mouse short causes odd crash, PC fails to reboot, battery removal, nvidia nforce
battery removal, nvidia nforce, sleep mode: Being a Network Administrator for a circuit board manufacturer helps me see the component side of things also so I have my suspicions. Your peripheral connections, like audio, usb, etc. are probably all running out of the same bank of connectors in the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: memory, rd ram, ram design
rd ram, ram design, types of memory: I believe you re talking about RD-RAM? Basically it is one of many types of memory found in desktop computers, along with SDRAM, and three variations of DDR. The filler sticks are called C-RIMMs, and are entirely required for the system to function (its...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: memory upgrade question, e machines, memory modules
e machines, memory modules, memory upgrade: Aloha Stan, Your system supports upto 2GB of DDR2 memory modules. So you can upgrade it :). You can even check the specs of your system by clicking on the link below. http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=W5243 ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard and cpu, athlon 64 bit, e139765
athlon 64 bit, e139765, 3btech: Hi George, AMD Sempron and Athlon 64 bit CPU s are interchangeable on most motherboards. The secret is getting the socket size to match. I m guessing you have a socket 754 - but you will have to verify that. Bottom line is the Sempron runs at about...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: mouse problem, mouse problem, mouse works
mouse problem, mouse works, sudden change: According to what OS (this is for Win XP) you have you will need to go to control panel mouse and make sure right-click is set on right-click instead of disabled or something else. I have no idea why it would all of a sudden change the settings unless...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Newly built system will not power on or post, micro atx motherboard, amd athlon 64 x2
micro atx motherboard, amd athlon 64 x2, amd athlon 64: A basic way to troubleshoot when a PC will not post is to take everything out except the processor, one stick of RAM, and the hard drive and see if it will post. You can even try to get it to post without the hard drive and RAM (just the processor). If it...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: nvidia boot timeout, tftp timeout, nvidia chipset
tftp timeout, nvidia chipset, nvidia driver: Well, if removing and re-installing the appropriate drivers isn t nixing the problem, the next step I would take is reformatting and re-installing the operating system from the ground up and installing all of your drivers fresh from there. -bob ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC out to TV, hardware cpu, old tv
hardware cpu, old tv, video cards: Not too low to watch movies, too low for the computer s video card. Most older televisions have a resolution of 720x480, meaning they can handle 720 pixels horizontal and 480 vertical. However, most video cards only go down to a resolution of 800x600,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC won't reboot, delta division, monitor settings
delta division, monitor settings, red letters: I ve never heard anything like that before either. Are you sure you computer didn t boot and what your seeing on the screen is coming from the monitor settings? Some of these symbols show on some monitors in the monitor settings. Do you have another monitor...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Possible Pc error/problem, cpu meter, start up menu
cpu meter, start up menu, hungry applications: Hi Daniel, The two things I have found that will speed up a computer better than anything are running a little program called Window Washer to clean out all the temporary and backup files (and cookies) out of your computer, and running a Windows program...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Possible Pc error/problem, cpu meter, start up menu
cpu meter, start up menu, hungry applications: I definitely would not have thought a sound card driver would cause your cpu to spike but there s also never a day that goes by that I don t see a computer do something strange that I ve never seen before. Thanks for the update and definitely feel free...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pc screen brightness, screen brightness, little sun
screen brightness, little sun, half moon: At the bottom left of your keyboard there is a key marked fn (for function). Hold it down. At the top of your keyboard on one of the F keys (it varies from one notebook to the other) you will see a little sun. On another key is a half-moon. One of these...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pci card alignment slots, linksys wmp11, pci cards
linksys wmp11, pci cards, pci slot: I m honestly not sure of the purpose of the different slot configurations, (possibly some alternate European configuration) but yes, they are both PCI cards so they will both fit in the standard PCI slot in your computer. Please keep in mind, you get...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: printer, print spooler service, memory storage
print spooler service, memory storage, storage location: Hi Dorothy, Same thing happened to our minister a couple weeks ago and I had never seen the problem before. The spooler is a temporary memory storage location where the print job is created before printing - and it is a function of your Windows operating...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: processor upgrading, amd sempron 3100, amd sempron 3100 processor
amd sempron 3100, amd sempron 3100 processor, compaq presario sr1320nx: Here are your only two options for upgrading the processor on that motherboard. They are socket 754 processors and I don t know if they can be purchased new anymore. AMD Athlon 64 3700+ processor (Clawhammer, 2.4 GHz) AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor (Newcastle,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: A question you answered on 10/31/2008 with a twist., decent quality, flickers
decent quality, flickers, kill switch: Your issue sounds similiar but I m thinking it s not related to your computer at all. Since your issue is combined with weird LCD flickering I d say the outlet your system is plugged into has a short in it. I d suggest moving your computer to a different...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Ram/motherboard problem, ddr400 memory, asus k8ne
ddr400 memory, asus k8ne, motherboard problem: The system may be incapable of recognizing greater than 512MB per DIMM, although this seems highly unlikely (the board is showing 3GB of memory maximum, which would denote 1GB per DIMM as a possibility). I would try updating the BIOS, download the latest version...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: RE: modem troubles, modem troubles, dell inspiron 530s
modem troubles, dell inspiron 530s, modem performance: Hi Stephen, I haven t used dial-up for years, but I am guessing you are just asking the connection to do too much. Same thing happens on a PC if you try to multitask with only a small amount of RAM installed. Dial-up performance varies with the type...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: System recovery with out windows disk, recovery partition, recovery option
recovery partition, recovery option, mirror image: Have you looked in My Computer to see if the recovery partition on the hard drive is there? Sometimes it does not say recovery . Have you tried running system restore and going back to the first restore point? You can also go to www.majorgeeks.com...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: system freeze, background programs, desktop area
background programs, desktop area, system freeze: Hi Femi, Your system is trying to load something that has a problem. It could be your sound driver or any one of several other issues. Boot up in safe mode (tap your F5 key during boot-up). If it loads successfully it is possible that it fixed your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: unlock, startup screen, bios setup
startup screen, bios setup, amd phenom: What exactly do you mean by unlock ? Do you want to overclock it? If you are wanting to overclock it you will need to do it from the BIOS (setup). According to what version you have you usually get there by pressing F1, F2, or Delete when your system is...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: how to use an external hard drive?, external hard drive, external hard drives
external hard drive, external hard drives, feature comparisons: You can get some decent price and feature comparisons for external hard drives here. http://reviews.cnet.com/hard-drives/?filter=500076_14862481_503164_11795436_&tag=mncol;dir3 Buffalo makes some decent, low priced, options, like this one: http://reviews.cnet.com/hard-drives/buffalo-ministation-turbousb-hd/4505-3186_7-33195316.html?tag=mncol;lst...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP 3 - failed installation, registry tweaks, service pack 3
registry tweaks, service pack 3, microsoft site: I have kept mine at SP2 because of all the problems I had with SP3. To my knowledge for now there are really no advantages in going to SP3. As always Microsoft should work out all the kinks in SP3 and then I will upgrade to it. If you just have to have...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP 3 - failed installation, service pack 3, safe mode
service pack 3, safe mode, msdn: Pretty common problem by the hits I get online about it. Make sure you get all of the preparation steps done first: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717 Then try these instructions to see if it resolves the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Compaq Presario memory upgrade, presario memory, sr1300nx
presario memory, sr1300nx, compaq presario: Any type-compatable memory will work, so you aren t limited to thinks marketed as Compaq specific (as this is frivolous, and likely an attempt to separate you from some extra money). From HP s specifications (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00069442&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=447194&lang=en),...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer does not fully shut-off, virus protection, msconfig
virus protection, msconfig, red light: Hi Tina, Usually computers don t shut down properly because they are trying to close some program that is running in the background and won t stop churning. These programs come from lots of places that it would take hours to go into. You can usually...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer Won't Power Up !!!!!!!!!, power buttons, t power
power buttons, t power, power surge: John, I would say there was probably a power surge of some kind. Do you have the computer hooked up to a good surge protector? If there was a power surge the question then would be what did it get. It could have gotten the power supply, network card (according...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computerclock, e mail address, netherlands holland
e mail address, netherlands holland, intel celeron: We should probably undo what you did in disabling Windows Time. When you get it enabled again double-click on your clock in the bottom right of your screen. In the window that pops up click on the internet time tab. There should be a time server listed in...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU or BIOS Crash? How to tell & how to fix?, intel celeron, e machines
intel celeron, e machines, boot sequence: If the BIOS has been corrupted you can reset it by cutting the power off, unplugging it from the wall, and then find the coin sized CMOS batter inside the machine. Pull the battery out for approx. 10 minutes and this will reset the BIOS. The BIOS is only a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU and Motherboard problem, intel dg965whmkr, power button
intel dg965whmkr, power button, reset button: e, such like this issue, the best way is to find a motherboard debug card which can be plugged into PCI slot and show where your PC stopped. if a PC can not start up, that means somewhere has problem, may be parts connecting loose, may be dusty, may be is...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU will not run at full speed.........part 2, video card manufacturer, mhz clock
video card manufacturer, mhz clock, clock speed: Hi Randy, The Athlon 2600 runs at 2.13 GHz and the multiplier should be set at 16X. Do the math on that and your clock should be at 133 MHz. If you can crank your multiplier up to 21, with a 100 MHz clock you still get your correct CPU speed. I do not...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU will not run at full speed, amd athlon xp 2600, abit nf7 motherboard
amd athlon xp 2600, abit nf7 motherboard, amd athlon xp 2600 processor: Hi again Randy, When you turn on most computers, the opening black screen tells you what kind of video card you have, how much RAM you have, and what kind of processor you have installed. If you don t see this, it is possible that you have your boot screen...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Choose Program to Open With, parent application, file doc
parent application, file doc, internet explorer: Hi again Hope, I am a bit confused here. You do not open the hard disk . There is no such operation. A hard disk is a physical recording device that contains all the information needed to make your computer work. To compound my confusion, the Internet...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: "choose program to open with", internet explorer, harddisk
internet explorer, harddisk, hard disk: This is the first time I ve ever heard of this happening when opening a hard disk. Sounds like some system files have become corrupted. They could possibly have been corrupted by a virus. I found the same problem at the link below and it has a fix to restore...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer screenis black, hardware engineer, hp pavillion
hardware engineer, hp pavillion, heat sink: e. this is a difficult issue. I suggest you to buy a motherboard debug card which can be plugged into PCI slot and show where your PC stopped. as our hardware engineer, we all have one for solve this problem, of course , how to fix the problem is more difficult....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: cpu, quality processors, amd processors
quality processors, amd processors, amd phenom: Both Intel and AMD make good quality processors and both have people who prefer them. However, honestly, as a brand one is not really any better than the other. They both make processors that are pretty well compared to each other. AMD processors do seem...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: DSL problem caused by ignorant user, network settings, connecting to the internet
network settings, connecting to the internet, norton 360: Have you tried to re-establish your network settings? Vista is pretty automated when it comes to network connections. What anti-spyware program were you trying to install? I have just now bought a new laptop also with Vista and Norton 360. I am also doing...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: desk top icons, desk top icons, state income taxes
desk top icons, state income taxes, h r block: System restore has an undo option. Is it possible to do this or did you have to do system restore because of a virus? Also if the files are still there but unreadable you can try to change it s extension to .txt and importing it back into the application...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: driver problems, usb mass storage, usb mass storage device
usb mass storage, usb mass storage device, mass storage device: Do you have other USB devices that are working fine? If so then it shouldn t be a problem with your computer. Plug in the USB drive and check to see if there is a little Safely Remove Hardware icon that appears down in the Notification area in the lower...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Ethernet card in PC, wireless lan cards, using a router
wireless lan cards, using a router, dhcp addresses: Hi Bill, Your new machine is not seen the DHCP server or the server is not sending the configuration, therefore it is going to the default IP configuration. That configuration is probably bit compatible with your network setup. You say packets are exchanged...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Fan is running, but no CPU light, motherbaord, power button
motherbaord, power button, reset button: some components are bad on your motherboard. first, you can reinstall all parts of your PC again, and clean all dust on them. second, if no use, please let your motherboard check in a repair shop. and the most problem is some bad caps on your motherbaord....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: "choose program to open with", d drive, c drive
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: "choose program to open with", d drive, c drive, happend

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: System freezes, google search, seatools
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: System freezes, google search, seatools, controller ide

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP and Admin password, external case, slave drive
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP and Admin password, external case, slave drive, backside

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: HDD data transfer rate thru PCI card, other computer components, esata
other computer components, esata, controller cards: Oddly enough, you can buy PCI SATA Controller cards, but I really don t recommend it. The reason I find it odd and don t recommend it is because, as you mentioned, SATA has a data transfer rate of 150 MB/s. The maximum data transfer rate for standard...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: lap top batteries, power spikes, lifespans
power spikes, lifespans, surge protector: If there is a way to leave it plugged in to a good surge protector (to avoid lightning and power spikes) you could do that. Otherwise I would say that you need a new battery. If batteries are left a long time without charging or are charged sporatically they...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: laptop video, power adaptor, blotches
power adaptor, blotches, hardware problem: Seriously weird. Obviously a hardware problem but the best I can do is give you two possibilities. It is either a bad power adaptor/cord or the actual power connector in the laptop is bad. One of them is causing a short circuit of some sort that doesn t...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: logic power source, curcuit city store, linear power supply
curcuit city store, linear power supply, linear power supplies: Best I can tell without actually seeing it is that it is a discontinued model of a Linear Power Supply made by Power-One. http://www.power-one.com/ It s in the same series as the ones listed on this data sheet http://www.power-one.com/resources/products/datasheet/lin.pdf...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Memory Being able to fit motherboard., kingston ddr2, memory operation
kingston ddr2, memory operation, new gaming: DDR2-800 is showing as compatable, as well as dual channel (i.e: providing two sticks of memory) operation, so I don t see why you d have any problems, unless you got damaged components from the vendor (which is relatively rare). One thing to note, if you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Messy Computer, usb thumb drive, kim aggie
usb thumb drive, kim aggie, filecenter: Size wise it pretty much depends on how much data you have, and if you re planning on trying out the game install idea. Budget depending since I know full well how money is lately, I d recommend 2 drives. One for files, one for your game(s). Mind you,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Messy Computer, kim aggie, photos music
kim aggie, photos music, window washer: Hi Amanda, Go to my web site www,kzconsulting.info and download a program called Window Washer . It will do more to clean the junk off your system than anything on the market. The rest is up to you. You need to learn what the directory structure in...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Mother Board Bios, gigabyte ga, qflash
gigabyte ga, qflash, customer preview: It is not my intention to sound mean or uncaring, but I cannot help you. You tried to flash your motherboard with a bios that was not made for it. It is highly discouraged to flash the bios under the best of circumstances unless you really know what you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: memory, memory boards, motherboard specifications
memory boards, motherboard specifications, pc 133: Hi Kerry, Usually the problem is timing on the memory boards. You have to make sure the ones you re using are compatible with the motherboard specifications. It s just a guess, because you re not providing information about the motherboard you re using....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: microphone, windows xp media center, paging file size
windows xp media center, paging file size, center settings: If you have 3GB of RAM you should have plenty to record. I think you should check out your media center settings. There is something wrong with how things are set up. Are you using 3rd party software to record or the built-in software? You could try to download...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard connector problem, chassis fan, fan sensor
chassis fan, fan sensor, pin connector: Honestly, I don t know. Most fans have black, red, and white wires. Black=Negative, Red=Positive, White=Ground. That fan probably has a fourth wire for a fan sensor that alerts the computer to it s status. In theory, you could connect the same colored...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard replacement, hardware abstraction layer, amd 64
hardware abstraction layer, amd 64, hp pavilion: Unfortunately, you will not be able to just move your games and other installed programs from one drive to another and have them work. Software installs have to be done fresh. The only thing you d be able to move would be files, like photos, documents, etc....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard can't find hdd, asus m2n sli deluxe, asus m2n
asus m2n sli deluxe, asus m2n, windows updates: What format is the hard drive? (SATA or PATA) Your motherboard has hookups for either. The SATA ports on yours are SATA 3Gb/s ports (SATA 2) so it should work. What was the old hard drive? Since everything seems compatible you may have a driver problem....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard can't find hdd, 1TB Hard disk, Large Capacity HDD
1TB Hard disk, Large Capacity HDD, 1TB HDD: Dear Andreas, I have a doubt if your mainboard can detect 1TB SATA drive. However nForce 4 chipset should detect upto 2 TB drives. What I recommend is to udpate your BIOS. Hoping this would resolve the issue. You can find more information...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard can't find hdd, asus m2n sli deluxe, asus m2n
asus m2n sli deluxe, asus m2n, asus support: From posts I have read on other forums that seems to actually be a common problem with that motherboard. My only suggestion is to make sure you have the most current BIOS version but if you do, and you still have that problem then I am thinking that motherboard...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: New build - POST beeps, post beeps, beep code
post beeps, beep code, nvidia 6200: According to what BIOS you have that beep code (1 long, 3 short) usually means a problem with memory or video (more than likely in your case it is a problem with the video card). Since you have no video you will have to rely on written manuals or information...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: northwood & presscot cpu,s, presscot, town of bluffton
presscot, town of bluffton, hi tim: Hi Tim, Northwood and Prescott are not CPU s - they are small computer manufacturers located in Arizona and Indiana. In fact, Northwood is located behind a Hotcakes building on some rural road out of the town of Bluffton, IN. CPU s (Central Processing...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: OCZ RAM, seagate barracuda, hdd samsung
seagate barracuda, hdd samsung, lightscribe dvd: I don t see a reason for spending the extra money on such a luxury, as performance is very unlikely to be affected. Regarding the fit, it really depends on the available clearance in your system, which is going to be unique to your system (so you could very...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: If Partition = B, then my Q is: To B or not to B?, pentium iii computer, sector size
pentium iii computer, sector size, system doesn: Hi Bill (my brothers name by the way), I think the issue in your case is whether your out-of-date motherboard and BIOS will recognize a 1 TB hard drive. If it does, and you use a FAT-32 or NTFS partition, you will gain no speed by breaking your disk up...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: If Partition = B, then my Q is: To B or not to B?, pentium iii computer, organizational standpoint
pentium iii computer, organizational standpoint, computer processing: From a computer processing speed perspective the opposite is actually true. A single large partition is faster than multiple partitions. It was a common thing to do back in the day because the older operating systems of the time, such as Windows 98...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC Down with Beep Codes then No Response, dead computer, processor fan
dead computer, processor fan, usb keyboard: Hi Dan, In the first place, you should NEVER leave your computer on all the time. It has moving components in it (your fans and hard drive) that wear out over prolonged use - and leaving your machine on shortens the life of these components a LOT!!! ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC Down with Beep Codes then No Response, usb keyboard, case pc
usb keyboard, case pc, main switch: You ve got 3 possible options that would cause that beeping problem, but only two of them would cause the total failure it is having now, both of which are fatal. That beeping is often caused by failed RAM but that would not cause the whole board to seize...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC shutdown not getting start, beep sound, pc shutdown
beep sound, pc shutdown, cpu fan: I would replace the fan and heatsink with an after market model. They usually cool better and will give you a chance to add cooling compound. Arctic Silver is the best. You can find a compatible heatsink and fan and cooling compound at www.tigerdirect.com....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC can't find modem, modem model, strange reason
modem model, strange reason, neighbour: Hi Bruce, I think you may have the wrong drivers installed for your modem. Make sure you download the latest drivers for your modem model and Operating System (you can get a clue from those installed in your laptop). Make sure you remove the current drivers...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Pc Dell dimension 3000, dell dimension 3000, pc dell
dell dimension 3000, pc dell, dell dimension: you can do as follow: 1. reinstall all parts again and try; 2. Clean CMOS and try; 3. To buy a motherboard debug card which can be plugged into PCI slot and show where your PC stopped. 4.finally, you can take your PC to Dell repair shop and let...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Processor compatibility, dual processor motherboard, intel pentium iv
dual processor motherboard, intel pentium iv, pentium iv processor: I m not really understanding what you re asking because those are all CPUs (Central Processing Units) so they would never need to be compatible with each other. The only time processor compatibility would come up would be on a dual processor motherboard...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Processor compatibility, intel pentium 4, processor intel
intel pentium 4, processor intel, electrical usage: Compatability wise, all three are x86 compatable, and will run Windows XP or Windows Vista without issues. Performance wise, the upper tier Pentium 4 s are very likely to be the best , although the VIA C7-M and Intel Atom are much more efficient with electrical...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PSU (power supply unit), enemy territory quake wars, logitech web cam
enemy territory quake wars, logitech web cam, larger power supply: You re 700w PSU is more than capable of handling the workload that your computer is asking of it. Most high end power supplies have more than one 12v rail, which when totaled up, provide more than enough amperage to handle that video card. While it...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Purchasing DDR1 Memory, motherboard manual, max computer
motherboard manual, max computer, exact frequency: Hi Plato, Any DDR1 board will work in your computer. If you buy one that is faster that what your computer is designed for, it will just run at the max computer speed. If you buy one that is slower than what your computer is designed for, it will run...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: To partition or not to partition?, pentium iii computer, host os
pentium iii computer, host os, speed increase: There would be no speed increase, as the drive is going to seek at the same speed, regardless of how software re-organizes things. One thing I would watch out for is a size limitation due to the age of your hardware (ensure the BIOS is even going to be able...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: To be a perfect Hardware Engineer, hardware engineer, hardware trouble
hardware engineer, hardware trouble, troubleshooting computers: That sounds like a good goal but it isn t possible for me to just give you commands for troubleshooting computers. You need to do research and get training. Here are some decent sites with troubleshooting tips for you to learn. http://www.directron.com/howtobuilyou.html...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: power problem?, dell inspiron notebook, worm virus
dell inspiron notebook, worm virus, gray screen: Sounds like two separate issues. The XP boot up problem sounds to me like your boot sector is corrupted. Especially since it does the same thing in Safe Mode. You can repair it if that notebook has a Repair partition but that will wipe anything you might...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: power problem?, dell inspiron notebook, worm virus
dell inspiron notebook, worm virus, gray screen: Gabe, I don t know for sure that it is the battery, but getting a new battery would be cheaper than getting someone to work on it or getting a new machine. I m just hoping that you don t have a connection loose inside. I ve taken laptops apart before and...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: power problem?, dell inspiron notebook, worm virus
dell inspiron notebook, worm virus, gray screen: Strange indeed. I m doubting the battery is faulting the system (as most any notebook/battery powered system can run with the battery pack removed, as long as wall power is provided). You might try re-installing Windows itself, or at least doing a repair...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: question about processor, 1mb l2 cache, cache 512kb
1mb l2 cache, cache 512kb, hyperthreading: HyperThreading offers a generally minimal nudge to performance, as it exists mostly in software. I would probably pick the Celeron based system, it should have slightly better performance under XP. One upgrade I would strongly suggest is adding another GB...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: question about processor, 1mb l2 cache, tiger direct
1mb l2 cache, tiger direct, ram board: Hi Felix, DO NOT buy anything with a Celeron CPU in it. They are slow and unstable and I cannot believe Intel still makes them. I love the little Atom powered netbooks. I bought a 10 Lenovo for myself and have really had fun with it. The problem...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: qustion about processor, l2 cache size, 1mb l2 cache
l2 cache size, 1mb l2 cache, apples and oranges: Kind of comparing Apples and Oranges but it all depends on what you re looking for in a laptop/netbook. Netbooks are strictly internet devices, no cd-rom and very limited in the memory department. They do very well with battery life because low power...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: rebuilding sons computer/upgrading parts, rick rogers, micro atx
rick rogers, micro atx, desktop memory: Everything looks compatible to me. The only thing I am in question about is whether or not you are installing dual video cards. What makes me question this is where it says 2Videocard56-bit. Is the motherboard compatible with dual video cards? Make sure...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: restarting n hanging when system started, Restarting, Freezing
Restarting, Freezing: Dear Rjt, I think you may first wanna check if there is any cooling issue inside your tower (Like Processor fan and SMPS fan). Next you can try reseating memory modules. If in case you have 2 memory modules then you can check with one at...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sudden shutdown of PC, Abrupt Shutdown, High Temperature
Abrupt Shutdown, High Temperature: Dear Sudip, I think you may first wanna check if there is any cooling issue inside your tower (Like Processor fan and SMPS fan). If incase you are not comfortable then please have it checked by a technician. Hope you this info helpful....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: System freezes, hdd sata, mb l2 cache
hdd sata, mb l2 cache, gb hdd: Three possibilities come to mind. First, oddly enough, the first thing I would suspect is that the little BIOS battery on the motherboard is dead. It s about the size of a US nickle coin and it helps maintain all of the BIOS settings. When it goes...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: speakers of laptop, headphone jack, toshiba laptop
headphone jack, toshiba laptop, l300: It sounds as if there is a short in the wiring of the speaker. I ve taken laptops apart before and it is not an easy task. What you may want to do for speakers is get a small set that will hook into your headphone jack to use for speakers when you are at a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Can't Access Bios, hp system recovery disks, backup capacitor
hp system recovery disks, backup capacitor, windows splash screen: If the ze1210 is anything like the ze4900 which I have a spare of at work then you press F10 at the black screen, not F1. Might give that a try and see if it lets you into the bios. Aside from that, you can try disconnecting the wall power, then pulling...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Can't connect to Internet, wireless lan cards, dhcp addresses
wireless lan cards, dhcp addresses, internet question: Usually router IP addresses are 192.168.1.1 (or something similar). The 167 is a weird one to me. I would check and see what I could find out on the linksys site or if you have the disk that usually comes with linksys routers, you may find the answer there....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Can't connect to Internet, wireless lan cards, private ip address
wireless lan cards, private ip address, apipa address: Yeah true enough. Your setup is definitely not ideal but if you switch the cable from one to the other and it still won t connect then there is something up with the network settings on that pc. One thing you can try is to make sure that DHCP is enabled...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: UPGRADE, dell dimension 2350, dell dimension
dell dimension 2350, dell dimension, 4ghz processor: e, it is not a good idea to change your processor. if you feel your PC s performance is bad, you should find out where the bottle-neck is. may be not your processor. according your words, video streaming. two vital ways: 1. your graphics card! 2. your system...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: UPGRADE, dell dimension 2350, pentium 4 processor
dell dimension 2350, pentium 4 processor, dell dimension: The motherboard in that computer can only handle up to a 2.5ghz Pentium 4 processor so you would have to replace the entire motherboard in order go up a 4ghz. You can get the technical specs for it here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/specs.htm#1101572...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Upgrade help, motherboard specs, video chips
motherboard specs, video chips, borther: Without even looking up the motherboard specs I can tell you that the first thing to do to speed the system up is to add RAM. 256mb is just not even close to being enough with the P4 processor that is installed. This link from Crucial tells the maximum supported...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Use of a Laptop where a component is made for a PC, sony vaio laptop, home security system
sony vaio laptop, home security system, usb to serial adapter: If the connections to your security system are Serial [RS-232] then you should have no trouble getting the interface to work using a USB to Serial Adapter. Here s a page with quite a few choices. Any of the under $20 adapters should work fine for you. ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Windows xp professional laptop sound issue, soundmax integrated digital, hp pavilion zv5000 laptop
soundmax integrated digital, hp pavilion zv5000 laptop, free registry cleaner: As long as it is the same operating system it should be fine. You are right to be safe and back up your data. Another option you have is go to My Computer and see if you have a recovery drive. There will be another hard drive listed instead of the C drive....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: system32hal.dll., recovery partition, hal dll
recovery partition, hal dll, system32 folder: It is entirely possible that the F11 key request doesn t appear. I would at least try just restarting and pressing the F11 key repeatedly during the startup process to see if the recovery menu comes up. Beyond that there won t be a lot you can do. The...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP and Admin password, usernames and passwords, repair option
usernames and passwords, repair option, windows xp pro: I am sorry to hear that. In my opinion, there are two ways: 1. re-install the Windows xp. but you should know if the PC s C disk is without important data. as if you do format command, all C disk will be clean. 2. use another PC, connect your preserving...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP and Admin password, usernames and passwords, repair option
usernames and passwords, repair option, windows xp pro: Paul, I cannot guarantee you 100% that the repair option will not wipe any data. All I can do is tell you that when I have used the repair option I ve never lost any data. Here is a link to how I have changed/recovered passwords in the past. http://www.ehow.com/how_2105691_retrieve-lost-windows-passwords.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: XP and Admin password, usernames and passwords, repair option
usernames and passwords, repair option, windows xp pro: Hi Paul, First, let s make sure a point about admin passwords. There is no easy way to retrieve them without reinstalling the OS. You may try with SysInternals. They offer a product that allows to get an administrator s password. Don t know if it works...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 1394, yellow exclamation point, hardware wizard
yellow exclamation point, hardware wizard, camera connection: You say this occurred recently? So does that mean your camera connection used to work? Do you have a different computer you can connect it to so you can make sure the camera is still working properly? Chances are your firewire connection still works but...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 1394, compatability issues, firewire 1394
compatability issues, firewire 1394, time john: If the host operating system is showing the connection, I m guessing the issue is with your software, not hardware. You may contact the software vendor regarding this, as there might be some compatability issues between your 1394 controller and chosen application,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 1394, manager icon, 1394 port
manager icon, 1394 port, firewire 1394: Hi John, Assuming we re talking about Windows XP, you can see if your computer is detecting the camera in the Device Manager (you can reach it by right-clicking on My Computer icon and selecting Properties Hardware click on Device Manager icon). The 1394...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: BIOS not recognizing AMD CPU speed, amd athlon xp 2400, amd athlon xp 2400 processor
amd athlon xp 2400, amd athlon xp 2400 processor, bios setting: Ah, I would leave the multiplier on auto (this should mean that the motherboard is capable of down throttling your CPU when it isn t needed, this conserves energy and improves thermal performance (this feature was found on some, but not all, AthlonXP boards,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Computer freezes when listening to music or watching videos, windows xp pro service pack, service pack 3
windows xp pro service pack, service pack 3, questionmarks: If you re not getting any more restarts and no more of that annoying beeping then I d say that stick of ram you removed is bad. So I d replace it. Since you re still getting the screen freezes when running any multimedia applications then you were having...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU Fan, power supply connections, double sided foam tape
power supply connections, double sided foam tape, sided foam tape: Honestly, no idea what a remote fan is. That s not a standard computer term and it doesn t come up as a component when I install the software. If I had to guess I d say they mean your case fan that you mentioned before. One way or the other I think you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer, dell laptop, dell support
dell laptop, dell support, odd names: Hi Al, If it is so old to run Win98, I think your best bet is reinstalling the whole OS. From what you say, it is probably full of spyware, and cleaning that would probably require utilities that no longer run in Win98. If you don t have the recovery disk,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My computer will not boot, windows virus, last known good configuration
windows virus, last known good configuration, boot files: You can try pressing F8 repeatedly during startup to see if it will bring you to the full Startup menu. If you can then you can attempt to get into Safe Mode, or Last Known Good Configuration. Unfortunately it is entirely possible that you either got...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer repair, checking nvram, cmos battery
checking nvram, cmos battery, memory information: Have you changed the CMOS battery? You may need a new one. For some reason it is not holding memory information. This is one possibility. Check out this entire thread. It is talking about the problem you are having: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/473723-solved-still-checking-nvram.html...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: copying drivers, copying drivers from one computer to another
copying drivers from one computer to another: You ve got a few different options so I ll list them in the order of the ones I feel are the best choices: 1: The hard way (but the best way). Check in your Device Manager (right-click My Computer, select Manage) and get the exact make/model of your Network...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: dell dimension4550, dell dimension 4550, dell dimension
dell dimension 4550, dell dimension, memory: One way of knowing if the computer is seeing the new memory is to go to Control Panel System and it should show how much memory is installed in the computer. Were you sure exactly what kind of memory was compatible with the system? According to www.crucial.com...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Follow up Memory Question, density memory, bios versions
density memory, bios versions, compatibility issue: Generally RAM should be plug and play, unless your system is older than dirt , you should not be worrying about density and chip compatability, DDR RAM should plug into DDR supported products and work. If there is a fault, that can be entirely eliminted by...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Freezing., windows xp sp2, nvidia geforce 6200
windows xp sp2, nvidia geforce 6200, anti malware: Are you overclocking the video card? Are you overclocking the processor? The symptom you describe sounds like mine will do when I overclock the video card too much. Have you updated the video card with the latest drivers? When the machine freezes do...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Freezing., windows xp sp2, nvidia geforce 6200
windows xp sp2, nvidia geforce 6200, card drivers: Dear Dan, Is ther any specific app that you are running and this happens or even when there is no activity on your system and this happens. also I would like to know if you have updated your display card drivers. If NO then go ahead and update the drivers....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My computer will not boot, master boot record, fixboot
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My computer will not boot, master boot record, fixboot, boot file

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: no green light=no start up, dell deminsion, monitor cable
dell deminsion, monitor cable, vga connector: You are meaning the light on the monitor stays amber? That indicates that the monitor is not receiving a video signal. Which could be caused by several things so you ll need to troubleshoot them to narrow down to what the cause is. 1. Dead monitor:...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Identifying a bottleneck, intensive game, best guess
intensive game, best guess, cpu intel: Depending on what games, and quality settings have been selected, this system should have no problems providing an acceptable framerate (in the 35-45 FPS realm, at minimum). Can you provide some more information, as to what constitutes a more intensive game...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: intel atom, e8 series, duo model
e8 series, duo model, video playback: Well, the Intel Atom will not provide a compute power upgrade over the Core 2 Duo, although it will be more energy efficient. I wouldn t suggest the Atom for intensive 3D gaming or HD video playback, especially if the processing load is heavy for the Core...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: My LAPTOP pc, windows xp service pack, hp pavillion
windows xp service pack, hp pavillion, microsoft logo: If you can boot into Safe Mode then your boot sector is fine. Most likely your problem is being caused by malicious software infecting your system. I would recommend booting into Safe Mode with Networking. Then download programs called Malwarebytes...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Low virtual memory, low virtual memory, memory thanks
low virtual memory, memory thanks, application load: Virtual memory is a feature of many modern operating systems, which relies on a portion of the hard-disk to expand the memory capacity of the system. The alert is notifying you, essentially, of low memory on your computer. How much physical memory is installed?...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: which laptop is better, pc dell, notebook pc
pc dell, notebook pc, hp pavilion: I could not find any detailed specs about the motherboards. The specs I did find look like the laptops are almost identical when it comes to RAM, processor, and hard drive. The Dell has a slightly better processor. If it was me I would go with the Dell. I...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: low virtual memory?, virtual memory size, low virtual memory
virtual memory size, low virtual memory, memory thanks: Easy fix. First off, what Virtual Memory is, just for the sake of your curiosity in case you care, is a section of your hard drive space that the computer uses to move data back and forth from the RAM. Windows XP (I m assuming you have XP) comes default...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Memory Compatibility, pc2700 ddr 333, intel pentium 4
pc2700 ddr 333, intel pentium 4, brand choice: DDR 266 would correspond to PC2100, the difference between that and PC2700/DDR 333 is a matter of bandwidth (a very slight matter of bandwidth), with DDR 333 leading slightly. I would suggest a more reputable source/brand choice, such as the following: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141214...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: New motherboard, pci ide controller, wiring solution
pci ide controller, wiring solution, ide to sata: If you have a PCI IDE controller, there is no issue using it for any IDE devices, hard-drive or removable media. I would probably go with whichever wiring solution is cleanest (allowing wires to be kept mostly out of the way, improving cooling performance)....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC help, cat catalog, left hand side
cat catalog, left hand side, catalog file: I don t think you will be able to repair that installation at this point. My only suggestion at this point would be to physically remove the hard drive and connect it to another, functioning, desktop computer as a Secondary drive. This would allow you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC Startup Problem, dell dimension 9150, external docking station
dell dimension 9150, external docking station, 2gb memory: Well, strike one for me if the side is already off because that pretty much eliminates an over-heating problem. The power supply going out could definitely cause that also. Short of getting your hands on a multi-meter and metering out all of the connections...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Which power supply is right for me?, atx power supply, computer power supply
atx power supply, computer power supply, power supply fan: As far as the geek-speak from that other forum is concerned, essentially that person is just using detailed specifications to tell someone they need just a plain, ordinary computer power supply. Standard ATX is the type of motherboard you have and they...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: problem, full tower case, cpu heatsink
full tower case, cpu heatsink, amd processors: Your processor is definitely overheating. How much is according to what kind of processor it is. Intel processors do not run very hot and cannot take high temps. AMD processors run hotter and are made to take hotter temps. 65 celsius is too hot for Intel or...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: problem, long periods of time, mesurment
long periods of time, mesurment, power supply fan: That sound is most likely your processor fan siezing up and then it over heats and causes your computer to shut down. 65 C is definitely too hot. Your CPU should never run above 60 C for any long periods of time. You should take the side off of your computer...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: processer speed, abit kn8 sli, system boots
abit kn8 sli, system boots, processers: I don t believe there is a problem here, if everything is running as it should be (you don t have any performance issues, or stability problems? just a missing registry entry?). How recently updated is this copy of XP Pro? It may predate the FX-55 (or Athlon64...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: running computer hard drives affected by x-rays, air filter test, magnetic storage media
air filter test, magnetic storage media, circuit board manufacturer: Computer hard drives, floppy disks, and USB thumb drives all work off of magnetic storage media technology. An X-ray machine will not damage a computer or it s hard drive. My work (circuit board manufacturer) has an X-ray machine in house that has a Dell...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: tv tunners, hauppauge wintv, solid selection
hauppauge wintv, solid selection, newegg: Newegg has a solid selection of devices that will work for you. You can check them out here: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=47&page=1 The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE is a good option. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116015...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: UNDI -Universal Network Driver Interface, application programming interface, network interface cards
application programming interface, network interface cards, driver interface: There s a lot of anagrams and interconnected definitions for it on Wikipedia. First off, a UNDI driver is, as the U indicates, a Universal version of a Network Driver Interface, or NDI. Meaning that it will work with a large number of different makes/models...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Upgrade, worst case scenario, am2 motherboard
worst case scenario, am2 motherboard, gigabyte ga: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2995#anchor_os Phenom 9950 is listed as supported since BIOS revision F1 (12/2008), I don t believe you should have any troubles, especially as the board you purchase would very...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Upgrade, motherboard products, am2 motherboard
motherboard products, am2 motherboard, gigabyte ga: Dear Robin, Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H AM2+ Motherboard and AMD 9950 Quad Core BE (AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors) are compatible. You can find this on teh gigabyte site by clicking on the link below. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=299...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Windows xp, temporary internet files, disk cleanup
temporary internet files, disk cleanup, memory errors: First off, your problem is probably because your hard drive is simply not large enough to handle XP. You should be using a 20GB drive at the minimum. You can go as small as 6GB but you won t have much space for software and you ll get your out of memory...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Wont recognize DVD, hp pavilion dv2500, physical makeup
hp pavilion dv2500, physical makeup, device manager: Computer in Vista is the same thing as My Computer in XP. If you did not see the DVD drive there the machine is not recognizing it at all. The way to find if there actually is a screw holding the drive in is to put the laptop upside down and lay a CD...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: AMD CPU, athlon xp 1800, amd athlon xp 1800
athlon xp 1800, amd athlon xp 1800, sempron 2600: Of those two the AMD Athlon XP 1800+ processor is the better one. It has only a slightly slower speed (1.5GHz versus 1.6GHz), which is not enough that you would even notice. The main reason it is the better processor is that it has a memory cache (256KB...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: AMD CPU, athlon xp 1800, sempron 2600
athlon xp 1800, sempron 2600, amd processors: AMD processors have always had a tendency to overheat. Overclocking can cause overheating. The vintage CPU s and motherboard you are asking about were never made for overclocking to begin with. I have never overclocked anything in my life because I think...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: adding memory to a dell dimension 4550, dell dimension 4550, adding memory
dell dimension 4550, adding memory, dell dimension: According to this site http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension%204550%20(533MHz%20FSB) your computer s maximum RAM is 1GB. It may push to 1.5GB (if it is actually using all of it?). You can go to control panel system and see if it is actually...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: What is a Commercial PC power output, watt power supplies, heat dissipation
watt power supplies, heat dissipation, hot room: If you don t mind clarify what you mean by one commercial unit . Are they going to be enclosed together in some kind of container? I am going to assume many things and give you some general information. I will assume that, from the tasks you listed, the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer repairs, 300mhz computer, battery change
300mhz computer, battery change, pentium iii: Try these threads and see if anything works. This can be many things. We just have to try and narrow it down. http://www.techimo.com/forum/technical-support/150838-stuck-checking-nvram.html http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/473723-solved-still-checking-nvram.html...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer repairs, 300mhz computer, factory defaults
300mhz computer, factory defaults, cmos settings: NVRAM is the Non-Volatile RAM, or CMOS. Changing out the battery would have been my first suggestion since it is what keeps your BIOS/CMOS settings in memory. Since you ve done that, and if you are able to, you should restart the computer, then press whichever...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: i dont know what to do!!, dual core processor, intel graphics media accelerator
dual core processor, intel graphics media accelerator, serial ata hard drive: From that information I can see that you have onboard video so a video card will greatly enhance your ability to play games. We ve just got to figure out exactly what model of Inpiron 530 you have. There are many different configurations. Does yours have the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Flash BIOS, bin files, flash bios
bin files, flash bios, flash tools: Hi Mufid, Here is what the manufacturer says about flashing the BIOS: To successfully flash the BIOS you will need AWDFLASH.EXE v8.22a or newer. Older flash tools will corrupt the BIOS and leave the board dead. Please ensure to only download BIOS updates...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: fatal errors installing XP, amd athlon xp 2400, gig module
amd athlon xp 2400, gig module, seagate hard drive: hey greg, first off sorry for the delay man. i didn t even see the notice of a new question come to my inbox until today; my bad. it s hard to say the exact cause for errors like these so you just have to go by process of elimination. you ve replaced...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: floppy, pin slot, pci slots
pin slot, pci slots, floppy connector: hey moil, yeah they still do. go to the link i ll provide below and look at the top-down view of the motherboard. there is an orange heatsink that says black series on it; to the right and below of that is 3 black pci slots, to the right of the pci slots...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: format, external hard drive, personal files
external hard drive, personal files, select properties: Hi John, You didn t say how much empty space you had on g: . The obvious answer is to move some of your personal files to g: if you have room. You also did not say how much empty space you had on c: and d:. Open your Windows Explorer or My Computer,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: format, boot menu, iso file
boot menu, iso file, drive c: Sounds like you need to have a little different plan for your hard drives. The master drive (drive C ) should be partitioned with more space for the OS and extra system software, D should be a place for text files or as a backup for C . You should use...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: graphic card or asus board, nvidia chipset, compatibility issue
nvidia chipset, compatibility issue, crysis: It isn t recommended to run more than one speed of memory in the same system but you can. What happens is that the faster memory slows itself down to match the slower memory. Unless you are planning on replacing all of your ram with 667MHz I would simply...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: graphic card or asus motherboard, nvidia chipset, chipset motherboard
nvidia chipset, chipset motherboard, memory cards: Dear Rocky, First of all sorry for the delay in answering your question as I was busy with work. Go for 9600GT DDR2 for your current motherboard as its compatible. I think you are looking for flawless graphics so dont go for lesser memory cards...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: HP Pavilion DV6-1133 entertainment pc wont start up, hp pavilion, numlock
hp pavilion, numlock, capslock: Try this... Shut down the computer Remove the battery Remove the power cord Hold the power button for about 30 seconds Put the battery back in Plug it back in Press Power See if that works If not, please let me know if you hear any beeping as...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Losing GB's on hard drive, webroot spysweeper, dell inspirion
webroot spysweeper, dell inspirion, many different things: This could be many things. The update to SP2 will definitely take up some space but I ve never heard of someone losing 2GB per day. That is really a lot. The other thing I can think of is Microsoft Updates. If you have the updates set to auto you may be losing...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: low profile tower? full tower?, dell inspiration, intel graphics media accelerator
dell inspiration, intel graphics media accelerator, two different places: Check out the PCI Express 2.0 cards. Being that you have a full tower you have the choice of any video card as long as it is PCI-E 2.0. I would not go any lower than 512mb RAM on the card. Here are links to two different places that I shop for hardware. ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard and power supply in watts, atx power supply, emachine t5048
atx power supply, emachine t5048, tower case: This is the most detailed specs I could find on your system online: http://emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T5048 You may have to open up your case and look for the model number on the motherboard itself in order to find out the specs. More than...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Is my motherboard problem?, windows service pack, service pack 3
windows service pack, service pack 3, motherboard problem: if you reinstall is failed, you should consider if there are some parts of your PC broken. 1. first, take other good memory to test. 2. second, find a good CPU to test. 3. third, check all parts temperature. take it to a repair shop or find GIGABUTE...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: New computer, xp 64 bit, nvedia
xp 64 bit, nvedia, sp1 sp2: During the installation you are going to have to get to the point I said above and install the SATA drivers. I believe that is why it is not seeing the hard drive. I believe one of the XP service packs includes SATA drivers. What service pack is your version...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Notebook question, fiber optic internet, fujitsu siemens
fiber optic internet, fujitsu siemens, intel pentium dual core: It honestly comes down to your price budget. Those two are very similar. The MSI VX600X has a better Video Card, which is important for what you want to do, so it s the one I d recommend. Beyond that the only real difference is the Network Card (NIC)...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to open .sv2i file., recovery partition, pc thanks
recovery partition, pc thanks, d drive: The only way I know of recovering the data is by putting the USB drive in your computer. See if you can see it in My Computer, right-click, and click Explore. If you can see the files on the USB drive you ought to be able to drag and drop them onto the hard...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC power switch failure, interior workings, switch failure
interior workings, switch failure, gigabyte boards: Hi Steve, If you had reviewed my answers to eMachine problems over the past 10 years, you would see that they are famous for defective motherboards (both eMachine motherboards and the cheapest custom ECS board they can find). What is worse is that a replacement...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Plz help Me, compaq armada m700, power connector
compaq armada m700, power connector, motherboard: That seems to be a common problem with that model of laptop. It very likely a failed battery so a new battery would solve your problem. However, if a new battery does not solve the problem then you have a problem with either the motherboard or the power...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Which PSU is better?, advance power, decent price
advance power, decent price, quality brands: Power Supplies are one component where everyone seems to think the bigger, the better , which is not necessarily true. Video cards are definitely the single most power demanding computer components but even the most instense video card will be fine with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Quad vs Dual processor, dual core processor, dual core cpu
dual core processor, dual core cpu, damage performance: The easiest answer to all of your questions is no , excepting the final question, to which I would answer yes . All the quad core processor will do is add an additional two cores to the system, if an application can take advantage of the more advanced multi-threading...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Random/Shutdown of Desktop, dmp files, core amd
dmp files, core amd, point processor: A few different possibilities come to mind. My top two are either bad memory or a failing hard drive. I m not sure what RAM sticks you have to make up your memory listed but I would try pulling them all but one then see if the problem happens again. If...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Ribbon Cables and slots, ribbon cables, ribbon cable
ribbon cables, ribbon cable, e machine: Dear Lynn, I appreciate your concern and I thank you for sending me this email. You can connect the Ribbon cable to any of those two slots, However if you connect it to IDE-0 It would be better but in anyways connecting to anyone of the slot will...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: relaibility of backing up with flash drive, usb flash drive, drive question
usb flash drive, drive question, portable storage: When you put your USB flash drive in a little icon will pop up in the lower right corner of your Start menu. It has a little green arrow on it. If you double-click on the icon it will bring up a window that will show your USB drive listed. In this window...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: speaker installation, dell desktop, game sounds
dell desktop, game sounds, installation question: I usually use something like what is in this link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?Recs=10&Nav=|c:2893|&Sort=4 I m using a set of Creatives right now but I can t find them anywhere. I think they went out of business. Keit...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: systemerrors installing windows XP, amd athlon xp 2400, gig module
amd athlon xp 2400, gig module, seagate hard drive: 1. change the old ram back only, if it is ok? 2. according the message on screen, that means: A. your installation is fail; B. there might be virus; C. suspect your bad memory; 3. if you can adjust your memory voltage in bios, just do it....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Upgraded Emachine T5224 Memory- now it will not complete POST, pci express video card, intel pentium d 820 processor
pci express video card, intel pentium d 820 processor, nvidia geforce 6200: In attempting to clear the CMOS, did you remember to unplug the system from wall power? If yes, and the CMOS still did not clear, refer to your owner s manual, as there is likely a jumper or switch which will clear the CMOS. From there, you should be able...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Using both drives, drive crashes, d drive
drive crashes, d drive, personal files: Hi James, You do not have two hard drives. You actually have one physical drive that has been partitioned into two pieces which makes it look like two drives. This is a never-ending source of confusion for people like you and the companies that do it...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: AMD Athlon(tm)XP 1800+ 1.54 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, processor memory, modern games
processor memory, modern games, graphics adapter: To be quite honest, no generally worthwile upgrades will be available for such a dated system, if modern games are your goal. To gain any performance beyond what you have, you would need to purchase a new mainboard, processor, memory, hard drive, graphics...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: MY COMPUTER LAGGS, free anti virus, decent system
free anti virus, decent system, bhatnagar: It sounds like you have a decent system with enough RAM and a good video card. I would suggest you make sure you don t have any malicious software or viruses on your computer. You can get a decent free anti-virus program here: http://free.avg.com/...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU light flickering, floppy drive cable, hp a450n
floppy drive cable, hp a450n, drive error: Go into F1 (setup) and find boot devices. When it comes to the boot order have the machine boot to the hard drive first then maybe the CD/DVD. According to how much you use the floppy drive you may just want to disable it in the boot sequence. If you use it...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU upgrading Question, cpu cooling fan, hp pavilion a6109n desktop pc
cpu cooling fan, hp pavilion a6109n desktop pc, amd athlon 64: Hi Andrei, This is a quote from the specs on your motherboard from HP: •Supports the following processors: ◦Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt) . The processor you are looking at is faster than that. Motherboard...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Cpu temp"jumps" up and down very fast, middle tower case, celsius degrees
middle tower case, celsius degrees, beta bios: I don t think there is any real problem here, what you re likely seeing is either the result of EIST throttling the chip for heavier activity periods (and the temperature rising as a result), or simple fluctuations as the result of increased activity from...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: compaq presario 6000, compaq presario 6000, compaq computers
compaq presario 6000, compaq computers, compaq presario: Hi Gina, Most Compaq computers have a system restore feature built in that will allow you to get out of situations like you are in. If you will hit your F11 key as you boot up, the restore program should appear on your screen. Just follow the instructions....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer display problem, dell dimension 2400, pci video card
dell dimension 2400, pci video card, blues and greens: Hi Dino, Afraid her video card is going south. The video card on a Dimension 2400 is built into the motherboard, so the only way to fix it is buy a cheap PCI video card and install it in an empty PCI slot in her computer. Try geeks.com or 3btech.net for...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: A computer mystery of mine, xbox system, ypbpr
xbox system, ypbpr, screen computer: What kind of inputs does the monitor offer? You would need at minimum DVI or VGA (and a number of adapters, this is in addition to whatever the PC is connected via), or ideally, YPbPr or S-Video. Realize that the Xbox will output 480p, and the monitor is likely...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: computer restarts after waking from sleep, sleep mode, computer restarts
sleep mode, computer restarts, microsoft site: It really doesn t matter if it is a desktop or laptop. That being said I believe you should go to support.microsoft.com to the Vista section and see if you can find anything on it there. When I googled your problem the link I sent is the best I could find....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Dead Computer, dell optiplex, dead computer
dell optiplex, dead computer, motherboard: You have done everything I would have suggested to troubleshoot your computer for any possible problems you could fix. Unfortunately, what that leaves you with is either a dead motherboard or a dead processor as the cause for your problem. Neither of which...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: desktop auto reboot, hardware conflict, memory banks
hardware conflict, memory banks, desktop auto: Dear Eric, Firstly I am extremely sorry for the reply as I was busy. Now you can check if your system reboots with just one memory module at a time. Also you can check by switching the modules to different memory banks. Additionaly you can...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Graphics card, pci express x16, amd sempron 3100
pci express x16, amd sempron 3100, pci express x16 slot: eMachines lists your system as having an available PCI Express x16 slot, so I would assume the 8500GT should be compatable, if physical fit is not an issue (if the case does not prevent the card from fitting). If you have any further questions, feel free...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hard disc size, drive crashes, 80gb hard drive
drive crashes, 80gb hard drive, external hard drives: Hi Venod, For the average PC user, an 80GB hard drive is more than adequate. The fact that yours is only half full is evidence of that. I do recommend external hard drives for back-up of your personal files such as correspondence, photo s, home movies,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hardware problem, pc pentium 4, processor fan
pc pentium 4, processor fan, computer processor: It sounds to me like your computer processor is overheating. You should take the side off the case and make sure that the processor fan is spinning when you try and power it on. If the fan on the processor is not working then it needs to be replaced...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hardware problem, pc pentium 4, many different things
pc pentium 4, many different things, sized battery: This could be many, many different things. I will ask some random questions to try and narrow down the possibilities. 1. What anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are you running? 2. Was there any certain system changes or programs you downloaded right before...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hardware problem, pc pentium 4, defective motherboard
pc pentium 4, defective motherboard, hardware problem: Dear Thasan Ratnam, If Hard disk is not the issue then automatically restart can be caused by defective motherboard or cooling system or RAM. Try inserting memory on a different slot on your mainboard. Also check for cooling system. ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hardware problem, system tools folder, pc pentium 4
system tools folder, pc pentium 4, hardware problem: When was the last time your computer start up normally? Have you installed anything new since then? Have you tried to run system restore in your system tools folder? I do not understand how you changed to another hard drive. Your hard drive contains...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hardware problem, pc pentium 4, motherboard bios
pc pentium 4, motherboard bios, bios settings: hey thsan, if you ve ruled out the hard drive already then i would start looking at ram as the most likely culprit. if you have 2 ram sticks installed try uninstalling them 1 at a time to see if one works and the other doesn t. if that doesn t work, or...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: I got a huge problem. Windows is not starting(normally) on my PC !!! Please HELP !!, master boot record, fixboot
master boot record, fixboot, fixmbr: It sounds like your Boot Sector of your hard drive is corrupted. If you have the install cd, which is sounds like you do since you tried a reinstall, you can try going into the Recovery Console and doing FIXBOOT and a FIXMBR commands. These commands will...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Issues with RAM and Motherboard, floppy controller, memory problems
floppy controller, memory problems, beeps: I don t have any answers for you that you are going to like. Gateway is notorious for having low quality components in their computers and it sounds to me like you have a bad motherboard. You ve already done a really good job at troubleshooting memory...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: changing the main memory and hdd, processor intel pentium 4, adding a second hard drive
processor intel pentium 4, adding a second hard drive, external usb hard drive: You will not need to reformat the hard drive if you add a second drive. It will show up in My Computer and you can make folders and save files to it and access them at will. Your hard drive will probably be an ATA and will hook up via IDE. Look for RAM at...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Laptop visual issue, toshiba p105, ram cards
toshiba p105, ram cards, external fan: Generally replacing the TIM on a CPU is not hard, you need a cloth to clean the previous TIM off, and then simply apply the new TIM following directions (some require smoothing with something akin to a razor blade or credit card, others do not), and re-install...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Lost password., windows xp media center, toshiba europe
windows xp media center, toshiba europe, jerry horton: Toshiba s are a pain in the butt to get into the BIOS. Depending on what model of Satellite you have you can get the instructions on how to access BIOS here: http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/faq.jsp?service=UK&FID=0000000401 It is...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Monitor Error, everyday occurrence, software intel
everyday occurrence, software intel, nvidia geforce 7900 gs: It sounds like it s actually a motherboard problem, not an issue with your video card or your monitor. I ve been reading other online sources and found this to be a fairly common bug actually. There is a forum on Intel s website about the Intel G35...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard/west. dig hd, nvidia geoforce, asus p4sd
nvidia geoforce, asus p4sd, windows xp setup: yeah that s a bummer with getting a new mobo. even if you hadn t replaced the HDD and kept the one with the older XP installation you d probably still be reinstalling as mobo replacements often require windows reinstallation (like 99%) of the time. i...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: PC switches, conductor wire, spst
conductor wire, spst, electronics shop: Hi Daniel, All you need to do to start your computer is to momentarily short the power switch jumpers on the motherboard. I do it all the time with a screwdriver when I am bench testing a motherboard. Just run a 2 conductor wire from the jumpers to a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Pc freezes again & again, computer act, luck mike
computer act, luck mike, pentium iii: First thing I would do is get more RAM. You only have 256 which is not really sufficient to run Windows. Get as much as your system will allow if you can afford it. Also, try to update your sound drivers and hopefully it will make the computer act normally...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: power connection problem, lenovo ibm, toshiba laptop
lenovo ibm, toshiba laptop, best bang: Hi again AJ, Yes, it would cost more that the laptop is worth. I m guessing it would be between $150 and $250 - and that is if they could salvage the processor. Essentially, the motherboard IS the computer since everything ir routed through it - and the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Questin, central processing unit
central processing unit: Dear Shym.ch, Would you please be specific about CPU. I am not pretty sure if you are tlking about Central Processing Unit or a normal Tower. CPU technically means Processor. Would really be glad to help you but need the right infomration. So please...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: RAM upgrade gone wrong, nvidia fx5700, image bob
nvidia fx5700, image bob, memory tests: Does the system boot with the old memory installed? How about after clearing the CMOS? Try removing some components, such as your optical drive(s), and any other non-essential components (secondary graphics adapters, add-in soundcards, etc, basically you want...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Re-Start, watt power supply, kingston memory
watt power supply, kingston memory, amd athlon 64: Hi again Marc, Based on several articles I have read, the maximum safe temperature for an AMD processor is 65-70 deg C. Mine stays under 40 deg C. I ll bet if you install a better HSF your problem will go away. In the mean time, you can permanently damage...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Recover password., toshiba laptop, jerry horton
toshiba laptop, jerry horton, administrator account: This is the Windows Log-in password? Is the laptop running Windows XP or Vista? The easiest option is if your friend either has his own log-in and it has Adminstrator rights, or he knows the Administrator account password and can log in as Administrator....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: ram, memory hogs, xp sp 2
memory hogs, xp sp 2, intel viiv technology: Hi Jon, The ability to upgrade the RAM in a computer lies in the motherboard. I checked the specs on a couple of Pavilions and they had a maximum capacity of 2MB. I am guessing that yours does also. 2MB of RAM is adequate for most computer applications...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: NO SIGNAL!, replacing a motherboard, would like some suggestions
replacing a motherboard, would like some suggestions, best buy: Hi again Barrymore, Can you tell me how large your old hard drive is and what version of Windows you were running? The cheapest thing to do would be to order a case with a motherboard, CPU and memory installed and then put your old hard drive and CD player...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: no sound from headphone jack, headphone jack, internal component
headphone jack, internal component, dell computer: The most common cause for losing functions of anything in the front panel after replacing an internal component, like a hard drive, is accidentally unplugging something. You can re-enable the headphone jack by opening Device Manager and looking for a...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: speed issue, microsoft mail, bit operating system
microsoft mail, bit operating system, streaming television: One thought is what is your Video memory? Vista s main drawback is that it is a huge video hog, even when set to Best Performance. You can download a program called CPU-Z that will quickly tell you all of your hardware specs since it s tricky to get your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: speed issue, microsoft mail, bit operating system
microsoft mail, bit operating system, streaming television: Hi Paul, With the specs on your computer, it should be flying out the window. You have already done the basics like eliminating background programs, etc. The other thing I tell people to do is run Window Washer - but I do not think Webroot has a 64 bit...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: speed issue, microsoft mail, bit operating system
microsoft mail, bit operating system, streaming television: Do you have any anti-spyware software, such as Windows Defender, or Spybot Search & Destroy installed? Generally the load times you are experiencing aren t terrible, and start-up time is not a problem either, it could likely be a bit faster, although I wouldn...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: system sliow, intel processor, nero 7
intel processor, nero 7, speed up your computer: You definitely do not have enough RAM in your system to handle that workload. That alone is likely the cause for your system running so slowly. You need to look up the type of memory that is in your computer and purchase more if you want to help speed up...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Virtual Memory/WLAN Wireless Card, dell inspiron b130, virtual memory
dell inspiron b130, virtual memory, dell inspiron: You dont have a lot of hard drive space remaining.....remove some useless programs and files you dont need to free up some more space if possible. Also, I asked you how much RAM you have in the machine...not about the paging file. You shouldn t play with...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 6 Monitors with 1 CPU, nvidia graphics, days thanks
nvidia graphics, days thanks, dear one: 1. If all monitors show the same stuff, you can use a VGA extension tool which is just like a box and supporting one in and multi-VGA out. 2. If you want every monitor show independently, you have to use nvidia graphics card. I have only make a 4 monitors...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: battery, advanced battery technology, replacement batteries
advanced battery technology, replacement batteries, laptop battery: The higher numbers on the replacement batteries are more a product of more advanced battery technology now that were not available when the laptop was first made. A higher mAh rating means the battery will hold more of a charge and will last longer. A higher...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU - Motherboard Compatibility, asus p4, compatibility question
asus p4, compatibility question, fsbs: I m thinking you have a couple different issues. Generally speaking, when you install a new motherboard into a system, the only way the existing hard drive and operating system will work is if it is the exact same model of motherboard that you are installing....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU turns off on its own, cpu plug, memroy
cpu plug, memroy, software issue: Dear Terence, This means you have not inserted the memory modules completly in its bank. If you have two memory sticks then you can just check with one by inserting in one bank at a time and check if your pc starts (or restarts) and then do the same...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: CPU vital stats, northbridge chipset, 800mhz fsb
northbridge chipset, 800mhz fsb, front side bus: I would go with the 3.06Ghz/512/533 because a 3.06Ghz processor is considerably faster than a 2.8Ghz processor and you can t add anything extra to help speed up the cpu speed stat. With only having a 512MB L2 cache you can still help that by also adding...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Freezing IQ816t, IQ816t
IQ816t: Thank you for the info. I m tagging this response with that computer Model Number to make it easier for future people to search for it as a topic and see your information as well. Sorry to hear that you are having similar problems to that other person. ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 6 Monitors with 1 CPU, pci express graphic cards, cheap cards
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 6 Monitors with 1 CPU, pci express graphic cards, cheap cards, motherboards

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: MOTERBOARD, power supply
PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: MOTERBOARD, power supply

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Gateway computer won't start stays in power saver mode, intel pentium 4, motherboard battery
intel pentium 4, motherboard battery, saver mode: Have you tried starting the computer in safe mode ? Do this by pressing F8 or F5 when the computer is booting then choose the option safe mode . This may allow you to get into the machine and check the power options. Maybe by some quirk the power saver...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Hard Drive problem, hard disk failure, hard disk controller
hard disk failure, hard disk controller, bootable diskette: I don t believe you will be able to get the disks to read unless the hard drive is functional. Let me tell you why. The drivers for all the disk drives are on the hard drive. There is a chance that the CD drive may have memory that holds the driver for it....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Intel Bios Shows abnormal temperature, intel bios, intel distributors
intel bios, intel distributors, temperature sensors: Motherboard temperature sensors in BIOS are notoriously useless. If you have checked that the processor and motherboard are compatible with each other and you are confident with your experience in building systems I would honestly ignore those settings. ...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: installing sata port multipliers in an optiplex gx280, pci express slot, optiplex gx280
pci express slot, optiplex gx280, serial ata: Unfortunately that card won t work with the motherboard in that pc. The 5x1 SATA Port Multiplier you bought requires it to be plugged into an eSATA port, not SATA, and that computer does not have any eSATA ports. eSATA ports are designed to provide...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: intel DX58SO with i7 CPU-LED Lights, sized battery, building a computer
sized battery, building a computer, reformat: A couple of ideas (if you have not already done them). 1. Have you tried doing a clean install of the OS with total reformat? 2. Have you tried resetting the CMOS by removing the coin sized battery on the motherboard (in some cases there are jumpers that...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: MOTERBOARD, memory chips, video connection
memory chips, video connection, different computer: Does your monitor work on a different computer? That would tell you if the monitor is good. If the light on the monitor stays orange in color then it it not receiving a video signal. If you are using an add-on video card then the card could be bad. If...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Monitor Malfunction, restarting in safe mode, different computer
restarting in safe mode, different computer, video signal: If the little light on the monitor is amber when the system is turned on then it means the monitor is not receiving a video signal. If the light is green but you still have no image, then it s something more serious. Unfortunately this could be caused by...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Motherboard problem suspected, gigabyte motherboard, video connection
gigabyte motherboard, video connection, video plug: I can tell you that it s not the power supply because it s obviously powering on the fans and hard drive. It could potentially be your motherboard, processor or video card. Does it make any sort of a beeping when you turn it on? Like a sequence of...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: mobo and external hdd problem, ram kingston, hdd problem
ram kingston, hdd problem, motherboard products: Unless you ve added an add-on eSATA expansion card that motherboard doesn t have any eSATA connectors, which would definitely explain why it s not working. According to the specs it has 8x SATA connectors but no eSATA connectors. http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2914&ProductName=GA-EP45-UD3P...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard, 3 beeps, beep code
3 beeps, beep code: Hi Jogeshwar, Those 3 beeps mean the POST found something wrong while checking your hardware. You need to find the meaning of those 3 beeps, since it varies from one MB to other. I would suggest going to the MB manufacturer s website and find the beep code...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard, discrepancy, rom drive
discrepancy, rom drive, mp3 music: It sounds to me like your cd/dvd-rom drive needs to be replaced. Perhaps the laser is failing. If you have a USB thumb drive available you can try putting an MP3 music file on it, then try playing the song from the thumb drive. If it works from a thumb...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard issue, intel processors, intel platform
intel processors, intel platform, motherboard problem: 1. There is a volume control panel at your taskbar. choose Option - properties and then click Recording , at the show the following volume control box, choose Microphone , click ok. then selet and ajust the volume. your mic will work. 2. if you...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: motherboard type, memory slots, letters and numbers
memory slots, letters and numbers, ebay: Normally, somewhere on the board will be a number. Again normally letters and numbers combined. Find the number and Google it. That should give you the maker. Numbers are usually found near the memory slots. Try this. If it doesn t work get back to me and...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: mouse and keyboard problem, keyboard problem, tampered
keyboard problem, tampered, avail: What exactly do you mean by the CPU went off ? Did the processor from inside the PC come loose or someone took it out? Did the case just come open? If the processor and it s fan and heatsink were totally removed and then re-installed without being damaged,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: New dvd-rw drive on laptop, gateway m505 laptop, cd rom drive
gateway m505 laptop, cd rom drive, secondary computer: The BIOS setting should make no difference. Im confused... In the beginning you said As soon as I power the computer on, nothing happens...the dvd drive lights up, the HHD icon blinks for a few seconds, then nothing. Then at the end you say Computer...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Notebook question, fujitsu siemens, memory speed
fujitsu siemens, memory speed, speed difference: The software detects sudden changes in movement and will temporarily stop the drive head from moving and it will alert you of the incident. The reason I say the software is of no serious value is that modern hard drives are tough enough that it would...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: need help, computer beep codes, amd duron 1300
computer beep codes, amd duron 1300, bios version: This is a link that shows computer beep codes. The beep could mean different things according to what BIOS you have. You can find out what the BIOS version is by looking at the startup screen. http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm Let me know what the beep...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Do I have an Overheating problem?, full tower case, virus problem
full tower case, virus problem, cpu amd: How many case fans do you have and what is the configuration? What is the amount of RAM on the 9600GT? Are you using an aftermarket CPU fan and heatsink or the one that came with the processor? Here are some examples of how my PCs are set up when it comes...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Is my PC overheating?, game specs, virus problem
game specs, virus problem, cpu amd: Firstly you need to find out if it actually is the CPU that is overheating. Before looking at that, check the cooling on the Geforce. See if the fan is slowing, check for dust etc. If it is only one game it is freezing on, it is unlikely to be just the CPU....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Is my PC overheating?, virus problem, cpu amd
virus problem, cpu amd, box fan: What kind of cooling do you have currently, namely, for the graphics card and CPU? What temperatures are being reported for the processor and graphics card? What power supply does your system have? Watercooling is never required for a system, so I m not...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Power supply reccommendation, compaq presario 8000z, compatability issues
compaq presario 8000z, compatability issues, pin molex: There should be no compatability issues with that power supply, you ll likely need to use the 20Pin connector, so detach the +4, along with the 4 Pin ATX suppliment. All other connectors will match (4-pin molex and SATA are standard). Although, from your link,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: pc upgrading, intel cpu, mechine
intel cpu, mechine, fsb speed: sorry, you can t there are two brands of CPU, one is Intel, and the other is AMD, their scokets are different; you can not install Intel CPU on AMD motherboard. if you want to upgrade your PC performance. you should change your platform. sell your...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: # # Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in ..., boot option, boot device
boot option, boot device, many thanks: You need to access the boot configuration and set the machine to boot from the hard drive first and the CD/DVD drive next if you have one. If you have a floppy it has probably failed. There is usually a boot option at start up (usually you hit F10 during startup)....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: # # Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in ..., hard disk drive, boot device
hard disk drive, boot device, dvd drive: Last thing to try. Take the data cable out from the back of the DVD and plug it into the hard drive. See if it will detect then. If so then the problem is with either the HDD data cable or the board. If there is still no detection then look to your hard disk...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: # # Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in ..., external storage device, bios version
external storage device, bios version, boot device: It sounds like your BIOS got corrupted and has an incorrect drive showing as the First Boot Device. This can happen sometimes if you have an MP3 player, or similar external storage device, plugged into your computer then you shutdown the computer, or...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: ram, beep, motherboard
beep, motherboard, third time: I can t be too much help without knowing exactly what kind of memory it was that you brought. That computer takes what is called DDR2-533MHz SDRAM up to DDR2-667MHz. Smoke coming out is obviously bad. Either the motherboard got fried or the power supply,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: ram fault, little ram, mode os
little ram, mode os, safe mode: What OS are you running? XP or Vista? Is there something in particular that is making you think it is the RAM that is failing in normal mode? The only way I can think that it could be the RAM is because of how little RAM you have. 256mb is not much. Vista...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: How to get a robust fast basic internet PC, old software versions, dual core processor
old software versions, dual core processor, virus checkers: You ve pretty well nailed it on the head. A modern computer indeed will not run an old OS because the old operating system has no way of recognizing moderm computer hardware. Things like a dual-core processor or GHz speed memory were science fiction...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sound Card?, sound playback, audio mixer
sound playback, audio mixer, kernal: The first thing to try would be to re-install the driver for your sound card. Go to your computer manufacturer s website and check their Drivers section for the audito driver. Then download it and save it to your desktop. Go into Device Manager and right-click...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sound Problem, gigabyte mb, sound boxes
gigabyte mb, sound boxes, earphone: if so, that means your motherboard has something wrong. take it to a repair shop and let them help you. as usual, you can take a earphone to test the rear port of the motherboard, not front port, because if your front port disconnects with your motherboard,...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sound Problem, gigabyte mb, dumb question
gigabyte mb, dumb question, sound card: I realise that this is a dumb question but I have to ask - Where are you plugging your speakers into ? Have you checked the speakers in another PC ? Most of the sound card problems I see are not sound card problems but either speakers plugged into the wrong...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Sound Problem, Audio, sound
Audio, sound, soundcard: Dear Suresh, Did you checked if your headset or speakers are working and also make sure you are connecting it to the right port on soundcard. However I suggest you to have it checked by a local technician as you have checked with a different card and...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: server, wireless router, netcafe
wireless router, netcafe, open computer: Hi Rajesh, Yes you can on a simple peer-to-peer setup - but I would add another 1gb of RAM. Hardware wise, all you need is a wireless router, an ethernet cable, and 2 ethernet usb wireless transmitter/receivers for the other computers. If you are using...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: sound jack in rear of cpu, lightning damage, headphone jack
lightning damage, headphone jack, blue screen of death: Hi Christine, By the sounds of things your mainboard has sustained damage. No your sound jack cannot be replaced, but you can instal a soundcard - but with mainboard damage, I wouldn t. Lightning does not only affect the sound jack, it can affect the...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Troubleshooting a RAM upgrade., cmos battery, exact memory
cmos battery, exact memory, bios setup: You should have no need to reset the BIOS. When you did the Factory Defaults save in it that was sufficient for that. I d say you are right that it is unlikely that both sticks of memory are bad. Regardless of what you were told in the store where you bought...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: 2nd monitor, lg plasma tv, extended graphics array
lg plasma tv, extended graphics array, keyboard combination: XGA stands for Extended Graphics Array and is just another video standard created by IBM. It has a native resolution of 1024x768. Basically that tv should be able to handle all of the inputs listed so I honestly don t know why it s not working for you....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: adding TV to Computer line, dell dimension desktop, wireless router
dell dimension desktop, wireless router, dell dimension: I honestly can t give much of an answer because it depends on the quality of your local cable service. However, I have done the same thing as you are wanting to do before and did not notice much of a degrade in internet speed. You should at least make...

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Blank Monitor, virus problem, drive failures
virus problem, drive failures, power save mode: Hi Nicholas, Yes this helps. The problem is DEFINATELY NOT a hard drive problem. Do you have a seperate video card (as in not built in to the mainboard). Does the computer sound as if it is booting ? Are you getting a Post Beep ? Please get back to me....

PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM: Changed PwrSpply..now no internet, compaq presario sr1303wm, pci network card
compaq presario sr1303wm, pci network card, computer boots: You re seriously lucky if all that happened was the Power Supply getting fried. You can right-click on My Computer, then select Manage and open Device Manager. Check the Network Adapter on the list to see if it has a Red X on it. That would indicate that...