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    acer power f6 mobo new build error

    yes, thanks is esettings management a windows app? we are on a first time setup - or clean install - of windows xp, with a formatted hard drive. if windows os is required to run the bios updater, then we'd need another option. however, if the app will self-boot under a dos...
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    acer power f6 mobo new build error

    hello i have bought a semi-new system with an old acer power f6 motherboard. i have the latest bios file, but cannot find how to update it. when installing a fresh copy of windows xp it seems to run ok, until the first reset. upon reset, i get error loading operating system message...
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    Packard Bell iStart D2391 cpu upgrade

    the listing only states Genuine Intel(r) CPU 1.60GHz not even sure which one according to Geekbench Browser, the motherboard is probably Packard Bell BV RC415 couldn't say with any certainty though.
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    Packard Bell iStart D2391 cpu upgrade

    Since this forum has helped me build a pc before - one that plays all the latest games in 720p ultra settings - I thought I'd return for a query I have. I'm considering buying a Packard Bell iStart D2391 pc for my dad, as he's happy with old school games. I can buy it for about £15, but the...
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    Memory Compatibility

    CPU compatibility Thanks for replying. The other issue I am concerned about is that the CPU only supports 1333MHz RAM. I have read a lot of cases where people who have the same CPU get the BSOD when installing higher frequency modules, even when tweaking the BIOS settings. As my...
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    Memory Compatibility

    I have been building a desktop PC. I have everything built, except for the memory - still need to purchase this. I ran the computer and the POST TEST bleeped the code for memory problem. This is good as it is not installed yet. My motherboard is an ASUS M5 A97 LE R2.0. I have seen a...
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    Logitech Z-5500 Digital Soundroom

    Z 5500 owner I own one of these. Gotta say they are awesome. Not quite finished my desktop build yet - still need DDR3 memory. I have my z 5500 connected to my xbox360 (I know they old now thats why I'm building gaming desktop system) and it makes gaming and media sound badass! My...
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    what memory is compatible?

    Well, after some consideration, I've decided to get the GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 970A-DS3 ATX form-factor Motherboard, with a few extra slots in case I want to add optical-out sound card later, as well as not having integrated graphics card (not sure if this will conflict with my asus gtx 650 ti...
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    what memory is compatible?

    excellent. I can now buy Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Memory , Item model number KVR1333D3N9/4G from amazon for 30 quid, knowing both cpu and mobo will work at their optimal capcity. Thanks all, for you quick reply and help.
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    what memory is compatible?

    I'm building a cheap gamer's pc. So far I have a midi atx case, 600w psu, 250gB 7200rpm sata hdd(for widows/system), a optical drive and an AMD HDZ965FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition CPU. I'm considering ,also, buying a Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to...
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    CPU upgrade

    finished When I read this I ordered some arctic silver. I applied a half-pea size blob on the cpu and installed the heat-sink and fan. My laptop cpu cores sit at an avg 40c - 45c temperature and below 60c even under load. I adjusted the power settings so that the cpu can use less power if...
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    CPU upgrade

    I've left the t4500 in which is currently at about 45c temp. The thermal compound ive ordered is New 1g Gold Thermal Grease Paste CPU Cool Heatsink Silicone Compound #2, When it arrives I will install it on the heat-sink asap. The performance is slightly better. I ran x3 rolling demo - before...
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    CPU upgrade

    what the The temp only ran that high when I first booted windows, then dropped to a comfortable 50c. What was strange though: all my 3d games ran at less than half the fps, even though a faster cpu was installed. I checked intel's site and it assured me the drivers were all up to date for...
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    CPU upgrade

    Installed and working So I went to the lenovo website and followed the rubbish/lacking instructions to upgrade my BIOS from v1.05 to v3.05. I disabled vistas rubbish/annoying User Account Control first as this always causes me headaches. Once the BIOS was updated I re-installed the T4500...
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    CPU upgrade

    A bit confused What silkstone says makes sense, except lenovo have a laptop in the same family that was released at the same time with an intel t7500 chip - this runs at 800mhz fsb. The rest of the laptop specs are the same as mine also (except the pcu speed):banghead: I may just give up...
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    CPU upgrade

    Rated FSB can you get us a CPU-Z report mainly we need to know what the chipset of the motherboard is everything I have read on that laptop tells me that the motherboard does not support 800Mhz FSB Cpus the max is 667 _unless_ you have one of the last of that model made that has the newer...
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    CPU upgrade

    Failed Attempt Well, I installed the CPU to see if it worked. The PC booted-up to the windows (vista) login screen - I didnt check the BIOS though (oops) - when I signed in to my profile the PC shut itself down. I tried again and the same thing happened, so I re-installed the original chip...
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    CPU upgrade

    Thanks for your help, it's well appreciated. The link you supplied is very useful also. Fortunately the CPU is extremely accessible as I only need to remove 1 cover and remove the fan and heatsink. As soon as the heatsink paste is delivered I will attempt the upgrade. Maybe I should invest in...
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    CPU upgrade

    I've got a Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop with a Mobile DualCore Intel Pentium T2310, 1466 MHz (11 x 133) CPU. I'm no pc technician but, hopefully someone on this site who reads this is. I have in my possesion an Intel Pentium Dul-Core T4500 SLGZC 2.3GHz 800MHz CPU. Is this CPU compatible with...
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    nvidia geforce go 7300 upgrade query

    Hello, I own a LENOVO 3000 N200 laptop. While it is a great workhorse, it fails to run any decent games produced within the last 8 or so years. The CPU is a dual core 1.5 Ghz, although I am awaiting delivery of a compatible 2.2 Ghz dual core CPU which should run all applications faster...