Specs: Homebuilt machine in Aug 06
C2D X6800 2.93
4 GB DDR2
ATI 5750 1GB
ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
3 case fans, 2 in, 1 out
Thermaltake SpinQ cpu cooler
Windows 7 Pro
Just installed the SpinQ which dropped my idle temps from mid 50's to mid 40's. Right now my idle is around 44-46...
Should I sell my core i7 920 system and get a core 2 Quad instead?
Here is my specs:
Corsair 3GB DDR3
ASUS P6T non-deluxe
XFX 8800GT alpha dog
Corsair TX 750W PSU
WD 300GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
Enermax Uber Chakra Full tower case
Windows XP 32-bit
If I sold this system I would sell it for...
I was wondering the difference because I'm probably going to get an Alienware soon and one of the options for a hard drive was a 1TB 5,400 RPM + 64GB mSata caching drive for $225, then there was a 500GB 7,200 RPM + 128GB mSata boot drive for $175, and I was wondering if there was a better one...
Its been really frustrating buying intel hardware. It seems that they only last for a year before something worthwhile comes along.
Looking at their roadmap its 2 years between generations, yet, using the same socket most boards require a refresh to use the newer level CPUs.
Take it for...
I was on steam almost bought the game but, it said "Windows XP or Vista (32-bit) (64-Bit versions of Windows not supported)" I have read things on a hit or miss on if the game would work with win 7. the game is only 5$ so its not really a loss. Anyway even with compatibility would i be able to...
WHile AMD is just getting the channel supply back up, builders are getting upset that the chip makers are maintaining their volatile pricing.
CRN has a blurb about it in the midst of good news from AMD.
Budget = USD $1600.
Gaming = yep, I am a gamer, not the bleeding edge "my FPS is teh r0XX0rz" that requires liquid nitrogen to cool my overclocking, but I do play shooters and a lot of online graphic heavy stuff.
1) Want to get 3 years minimum with the only upgrade being a new...
I just recently purchased a Core Duo based notebook, due to Turion X2 not exactly being all that I had hoped it would. One question that I do have is: with relatively little pain, will I be able to replace the chip on my notebook computer with the Core 2 Duo when it comes out? Is it possible?
I'm looking to buy a new computer and want to get some advice and opinions on motherboards, processors, a power supply, case and ram. It will be a home desktop pc. I'm going to be doing a lot of multi-tasking, running different programs at once like ms word, dreamweaver and statistics...
I recently upgraded my video card from a AIW Radeon 8500DV to an AIW X800XT. Now every once in a while my system will randomly and momentarily lock up- display and mouse freeze and i get a popping sound comming from the speakers. It lasts about 5 seconds and when it unlocks, my CD drives spool...
Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)
I've read about some ups's having their outlets too close to each
other. With that in mind, if I use my current stuff which is all
plugged into a surge protector (in a strip) and leave that as is and
just unplug this surge protector from...
Slow boot into windows with SSD
I have a 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD as my OS drive. The drive is still less than half full- just Win 7 and some small programs. The problem is that it used to take about 25-30 sec to go from off to desktop, but now it takes over a minute 65-70 sec to do the same...
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I was just curious if any of you guys are planning lan parties after the
Halo 2 release. I have one planned for November 20th. I will have a
definite 8 and a possible 22 attendees. Anybody in Winston Salem NC
I just bought a new motherboard and found out that it doesn't have a PATA connector on the motherboard so I cannot connect my DVD drive to it. I have a SATA cable except the DVD drive doesn't have a SATA connector on it.
Should I get a PATA to SATA converter? If so which one should i get...
I've first enabled AHCI in BIOS and then I've installed Windows 7 x64 on a brand new PC with SSD.
So I wan't to ask does Windows 7 has automatically configured it's Registry for AHCI mode?
I checked via CMD with this command fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify and it returned 0...
my system continues to lock up. i've gone over everything and I determined it is my power supply. i have an athlon 900 w/FIC Az11 motherboard, savage 2000 video, 384mb ram, modem, 1 dvd, 1 cdrom, and a usb mouse all connected to a 230 watter. (on the back it says in little small engraved...