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#1 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

This thread is for anyone who has questions regarding computer hardware. How much it should cost, if it will run the games you want, if a computer is a good deal, etc. To start, I will be answering the questions myself, but anyone else knowledgeable is free to answer them as well.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

Haha and I thought this is going to be a rant about support hotlines. XD
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

lol no. I've been answering a lot of questions on yahoo answers and leaving this site as a source, so I figured I'd make a thread like this for anyone who has any followup questions.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

Cool service for your side \
my question is \
i have purchased a GT 520 graphic card
it give low rank in Windows 7 ranking at Aero Performance (4.3)
and 6.3 in gaming
is this rational ?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

You have have had windows or something open when you ran the scan, causing windows Aero to perform worse than expected. Try running it again with everything closed.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

You have have had windows or something open when you ran the scan, causing windows Aero to perform worse than expected. Try running it again with everything closed.

I will do this ASAP
and when the System is restarted
Thanks for your information

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

You're welcome. I hope it helps.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for your support
i have new question B)
i have purchased 2X2GB Kingston Rams to upgrade my PC
i have 2GB Samsung Ram on it
Could i add one of the Kingston Rams
or remove the Samsung one and add 2 Kingston rams
the three rams has typical configuration

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

For best performance, matching ram is suggested in DIMMS. So if you have 4 slots, put the Kingston RAM in the first two, and the Samsung in the third.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

For the DIMM subject, it seems to be quite complicated to combine differently sized ramsticks is it? I tried to add a 2 gig stick to my 2 x 1 gig sticks (same manufacturer, same specs, just the size differed) and I constantly would have trouble booting. Now I have 2 x 1 gig that are not used while 2 x 2 gig are in my machine. Its a bit of a waste really, but somehow I can not get them to work with each other.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:19 PM

Yeah, it doesn't always cause problems, but occasionally it does, so I always suggest using matching pairs. The reasoning behind is is fairly complicated, and I don't understand it well enough myself to explain it to someone else.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:45 PM

Must be Voodoo.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

First thing I thought of was the really old video cards.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

Now THAT is what I call nerdish! :D +10000 Prestige Points. (imagine Final Fantasy fanfare playing here)
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:10 PM

:lol:
WOO!
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:46 AM

My HP laptop hard disk is not working properly , hard disk space is getting decrease day by day so where i can get good Technical Support for hard disk and good HP Support for my lappy.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:22 AM

Sounds like you have some corrupt portions. Try running your defragmenter, and call HP if it's not too old.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

Alright, would it be worth buying a Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge i7? I currently have 3930K i7 as my processor of choice in my work PC and home. My laptop has a 2670QM as well. I don't think anything is really bottle necking my power that badly, as each my laptop and desktop have 12+ GB's of DDR3 RAM and each has at least one 500series card.

So again, is it worth upgrading my cores? I haven't followed up on the Ivy bridge series after first reviews - didn't seem THAT much stronger and I don't feel like spending all that money unless it is worth it.

EDIT: Oops 2670 not 2630 on laptop... i almost never use it or my mac book pro's . . . haha forget whats in them!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

Ivy is ever so slightly more powerful, but a great bit more energy efficient. Honestly though, there's no reason to upgrade from a sandy right now unless it goes out.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:51 PM

Ivy is ever so slightly more powerful, but a great bit more energy efficient. Honestly though, there's no reason to upgrade from a sandy right now unless it goes out.

That's what I figured, plus - the extreme/6 core version costs 1000... so it'd have to be some hidden nugget of info that makes the power jump worth it . .. but apparently that nugget doesn't exist haha.