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    PC stability issue, CPU to blame?

    I have only one other computer available and I can't risk both PCs going down, I don't think that is an option.
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    PC stability issue, CPU to blame?

    Tried Ultra 500w PSU, no improvement. Turns on, no post, no anything. Two diagnostic lights are off, signaling CPU/chipset error. Four phase lights are all lit. How is AMD with replacements/RMA procedure?
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    PC stability issue, CPU to blame?

    Also, memtest on one stick ran for two hours and passed, something that never occurs in windows.
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    PC stability issue, CPU to blame?

    Actually I am running a 64 bit copy of Win 7, but the issue was with 32 bit XP and even during the installation of Windows. Hmm...
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    PC stability issue, CPU to blame?

    Removing one stick of memory did not yield any difference. I used HotCPU and during the first 40% of the first CPU stress test (about 15 min) the system died then restarted. BIOS is at stock. I'll download the software listed here and determine the temperature.
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    PC stability issue, CPU to blame?

    So I had a mishap with my PC a while ago and to sum it up, I am on my third Biostar motherboard. The problem with my PC is that it restarts by itself. Usually it takes about half an hour or so, I got lucky when it finally lived through the installation of Windows 7. Sometimes it's a clean...
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    This program "killed" my GPU or it was just coincidence?

    ah, I see now. Sorry, it's been a long day...
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    This program "killed" my GPU or it was just coincidence?

    if it killed one computer, why the hell would you try it in another?
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    Lets talk about: Sound.

    It is not new. The Kenwood is from the 60's, and the fishers from the 80's. The whole thing cost less than 20 dollars.
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    Lets talk about: Sound.

    I don't game with them. I don't game at all anymore. That is also only a temporary place for them.
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    Lets talk about: Sound.

    My setup, 25 foot RCA cable will arrive soon, and I will position them in a more stereo friendly area. Turntable coming soon.
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    Lets talk about: Sound.

    Ket man, the bass can't be muddy. A picked bass must sound picked and not just mushed. Metal is supposed to sound tight and not loose/boomy. The bass must be clear. Pic of my equipment coming. I think some of you might be surprised.
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    decent free anti-virus software

    Or you could forgo limewire and porn sites. Wouldn't be all that fun then.
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    decent free anti-virus software

    There's always avast, then there is one not too many have heard of. I don't care how many people have or have not heard of it, though. It got rid of my virtumonde when everything else failed, and one of the few antiviruses that can get rid of that bugger. Good stuff. Malwarebyte's antimalware.
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    Acer, HP, Dell and Lenovo Included in China Stimulus Program, ASUS Rejected

    Asus is doing just fine anyway.
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    ok to install OS for a prebuilt?

    BTW-> BIOS says it's a Presario F500. that's it.
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    ok to install OS for a prebuilt?

    there is a partition for compaq recovery. I would already have done it if it was my computer, but I really can't cock this up, and am extremely paranoid that something will go wrong and I'll be stuck.
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    ok to install OS for a prebuilt?

    thank you all for your help and advice. I shall give her what she needs and that's XP, equip her with the basics (firefox, adblock, Office, the free copy of AutoCAD we receive, perhaps a theme pack If I'm feeling nice). really, it's a laptop for someone that browses the internet, how could XP...
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    ok to install OS for a prebuilt?

    I don't think I can though, that's my problem.
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    ok to install OS for a prebuilt?

    My friend gave me her laptop to clean of viruses. She's had it for a year and a half now, it has vista mixed with an older mobile sempron...obviously bloated with all kinds of crap. It has a shitload of viruses too, and will not boot short of safe mode. Only antivirus I can use is USB based...
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    From a single core 3500 to a Phenom 9600...

    I'll eventually get something nice, all I need right now is a new mobo and cpu, my mobo is acting up.
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    From a single core 3500 to a Phenom 9600...

    What's the first thing I'm going to do? CS:S with 40 bots! :rockout: ...man I'm outdated :shadedshu
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    Good soundcard for music?

    I listen to a LOT of music, at least four hours a day is devoted to music and related miscellanea. I'm planning to get the Klipsch Promedia 2.1s, unless there are any other suggestions (which I would also approve of). I will be running this under vista, so I would like everything to be...
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