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Building gaming pc guide? so i need help for choosing some components Processor : i5-3470/i5-3570/i5-3570k graphic card :HD 7950 3GB OC GDDR5 SAPPHIRE (no need to change) motherboard :ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ram (8x1) :Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory hard disk :Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ssd(os) :Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk(dont have any choices) case :Thermaltake VO200M1W2N (Black) ATX Full Tower Case(no need to change) powersupply:SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620W 80 PLUS PSU/SeaSonic ECO 600W PSU monitor :ASUS VS Series VS248H 24 inch 2MS LED Monitor/Samsung S23A750D 120Hz 23.0" operatingsys:window 7 home premium opticaldrive :Liteon iHOS 104-323 4X Blu-ray ROM DVDRW Drive/Pioneer BDR-S07XLT 12X Blu-ray Writer Drive firstly i am not willing to overclock the processor and i will stay with case fans because the seems enough ,so which one i choose from all that also is it good idea to get ssd to use it for operating system because i see alot of people saying it gets hot fast and has very short life time . both monitors are on discount for 200 $ . so please tell me which one i choose and why also give me a rate on my gaming rig also tell me how much fps will i get on bf3 ,crysis 3 and far cry
Rate my gaming pc please? Uses: video editing/encoding, casual gaming (CS:S, COD:BLACKOPS, L4D2 etc.) COOLERMASTER HAF 922 MID TOWER GAMING CASE OverClocked Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-950 (3.06GHz @ max 3.8GHz) ASUS® P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s 6GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (3 x 2GB KIT) RAM 1GB AMD RADEON™ HD 6870 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) CORSAIR 850W TX SERIES PSU TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence 1 year collect&return warranty, 3 year parts £1100
Is this a good gaming computer? http://pcwizkidstechtalk.com/index.php/gaming-rig-hardware.html I want to get the Intel Gamer System and I wanted to see if I can get anything better for around the same price.
how can i get a full game off of a disk onto my computer? if i have any guess it would be when installing,for example a game like microsofts age of empires, during the installation off of the cd it gives you two options, a smaller download and the full download. if i download the full one will i still have to enter the cd when i want to play the game? im trying to get the game onto my flash drive if this is possible
looking for good gaming PC.? I'm looking for a good gaming PC for about $300-$700 at least able to play most games, in fact any suggestions will help.I know (and my dad too) a'lot about hardware and such in computers but don't know the components that will make a good computer, thanks in advanced. forget the price just give me cheap suggestions with website link if possible, thanks. what about these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227353 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227314
Buying new gaming PC help? Hello guys, Im gonna buy an gaming PC. I cant assemble one ( however, if someone could show me how to or would give me a link to a good guide, i would be happy ), so i will have to buy one. Price doesnt really matter as my budget is 5000 euros. I was first looking for alienware, but i know there are better PCs out there for less than 5000. So i want an PC wich could AT LEAST max out the nex generation games ( PS4, XBOX 720 ). So what should i do? Build an own rig ( with help ) or are there any really good gaming PCs out there? Also, i want to have the newest parts ( Processor, graphics card, ram ) so should i wait for the nex generation intel processors or is that gonna take a long time? Please help me i know little about PC hardware and dont wanna do something im gonna regret ( especially if its gonna cost me a nice 5000 )
Gaming PC Assembling? I am assembling a gaming PC with Intel Motherboard and Intel Core i5. Is AMD Radeon HD 6850 2GB compatible with Intel motherboard and Processor.
When a game says its for PC, Will it be able to work with Mac Computers? Im gonna get a new laptop for school and a Mac looks good so far, But will They be able to play games?
is it better to used cracked games that don't require insalled? like becuase cracked games just sit on the hard drive and dont need to use the windows regestry slowing down the cmputer,imean why the hell do they have a regesrty so are cracked games better becuase they dont need to slow down your computer editing and messing with the regestry? and will istallng gams on a 2nd partiotion make it so it wont slow donw computer by notedint the regerstry?
I need help with building a Gaming Pc? I just bought Crysis, Bioshock,and Gears Of War for both my 360 and Pc, I know that on the pc if you do not have a good set up your doomed so what I need help on is on how to build a pc woprht playind these games. I also want a list of every I mean everything I need in terms of the best graphics cards, mother board, the best cup (I saw an Intel tht was good), and ect. I also want to know where to get a good guide to put the thing all together. Gaming is my life and chosen profesion. -Thank you so much if you guys can help-
PC Gaming or Xbox 360 Gaming??? A couple of years ago when I was 13 I was reading about the process of building pc's, and decided I wanted to do that myself, so I saved up my money all summer and I bought all the parts and followed the guide in a magazine and built my pc. It was great and all, but now it's two years later and my pc is out of date. After purchasing windows vista, my games began to run even slower, and now I can't run anything at all with a good framerate. I was frustrated so last christmas I asked for an xbox 360. I knew I wouldn't have to worry about game/hardware compatability. It's fun, but I play on a crappy 20" tv. I also really haven't found any game's that truly grabbed my attention. There was one game i particular though, that I absolutely loved. Elder scrolls Oblivion holds the spot as my favorite video game ever, but it's also available on PC. I happened to play it on 360. So now I've got two choices, I can upgrade my PC or get new speakers and stuff for my 360. ??? Here's the status for me on both platforms for those of you who care: PC Geforce 7900GT Amd Athlon 64 3000+ (939) Nforce 4 SLI edition 2gb DDR400 80GB HD 600w psu 16" CRT monitor My case has broken and disfunctional usb ports along with a broken cover on the front, I would need a new one. Favorite Game: Half-Life 2 Others: Guild Wars, BF2142 Xbox 360 Premium Console 20" Flat Tube SDTV w/built in crappy speakers gaming chair w/ crappy speakers (don't use) I fell more immersed when I play on my PC, but I just don't know about the cost.... 360 Favorite Game: Elder Scrolls Oblivion Others: Call of Duty 4, Gears
Need $600 gaming computer? I will build one I just need to know what will work together to give me a good gaming experience without lag. I will probably play Skyrim, crysis, tribes, and other games like those. I'm also fine with ok graphics on Skyrim because a lot of people have been telling me I have to get good graphics for Skyrim.
Is XNA Game Studio capable of really good graphics? Im trying to make a game. I have a mac book pro and i have been making cut-scenes in blender. I cant stand PC gaming so i wanted to make it for xbox 360. What i came up with is XNA game studio. its only for pc so i am saving every penny for a pc. I have played many games and i really wanna make an open world game, third person, a good set of weapons etc. Is XNA game studio capable of fair map size and respectable graphics? i really dont wanna spend all that time learning the software and then find out it wont do what i want it to do. So, is XNA game studio capable of making a game like Just Cause 2, GTA, Saints row, or skyrim? if i can learn the code for it, can xna produce respectable graphics and physics? If not, what program can make a game like just cause2?
Can XBOX games be copied using PC? Is there a way I can make a copy of a XBOX or Playstation game using a PC. Is there any CD burning software availabe that would allow me to do this. Maybe some new hardware device?
Building a PC? I am planning to build a PC. Or more specifically, a GAMING PC. I have heard that building a PC using parts i have bought myself is the best way to go for budget and performance. So I'm just basically asking a couple of questions concerning building a PC. Here goes... 1. Do i need to have good or great knowledge in computer skills or ITS? I'm not an amateur when it comes to computers. (well, i hope that's the case =P) I know all main parts of hardware and what they do but would it be Impossible or at least difficult to actually build the PC? 2. I live in Australia and I'm trying to avoid buying parts online. (not that i don;t trust the online market. It's just easier for me right now.) Are there any store at all around Australia (or anywhere else, i don't care) that wold sell quality gaming PC hardware? I'm gonna finish the rest of these questions in DETAILS because I'm running out of characters =P PLEASE READ HERE BEFORE ANSWERING! anyway... 3. If i build a quality Gaming PC, how well would it perform doing other tasks besides running games? I mean a power gaming PC would mean a powerful PC altogether right? 4. this is probably the most asked question concerning building PC's but... What would be the price range? (if you live in Australia please answer in AU$) I mean for at least a good Gaming PC. Obviously i want to get one as cheap as possible but i am looking for a good (not OPTIMAL but at least good...even great) at at least a good price...would that depend on the parts i use? Is there any possible way to cheapen the price and get a great PC at the same time? 5. and just to confirm, what level of skill in IT would it take to build a gaming PC? (I mean actually build it after getting the parts etc)
How does PC gaming work? I play consoles but i never played games on the pc or learned how they do it. Do you buy a controller or just play keyboard? How do you know if your system is powerful enough for certain games? Im totally new so a full explenation would be helpful. peace Thanks for the response but im still quite confused. Can you explain to me what this means: "Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs)"
The Best Video Game EVER!!!! ...need help...? Kinda... okay, so does anyone know what i need and what i need to download so i can record myself playing a video game and post it on the internet as a guide for people who can't figure it out?? i don't know what kind of equipment or software i need for it. Please help??
I am buying a gaming pc and need help? I want to get a new pc and am willing to build or buy one. I want to get one that can run games very fast and can play easily on high settings. My price limit is $500. I want one that can run every program flawlessly and it must have a big 500gb or more. Remember i can build one, but it will be my first. I am pretty smart in electronics so that part wont be hard. try to keep it $500 max or below
Building a gaming PC on a budget? Lately, I've been in the market for building a gaming PC - something respectable that can run games at decently high settings. Of course, I don't want it to be a nuclear powered AI for a star cruiser - aka, no need for flashing lights and cool designs. Originally I was thinking of just getting rid of the doubt and buying this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4138011&Sku=SYXS-DG-038800 However, many have insisted I can build a much better system for the same price. Generally speaking I know enough about computers where I am confident building one - the only thing that confuses me is what to buy in terms of hardware, as there are so many choices and I'm not sure whether or not an individual component is good, or a ripoff. So, here's the question, and challenge: what hardware does it take to build a respectable gaming PC (able to run Crysis on 'high' settings at 30 fps) for under 700 dollars? I'm sure it must be possible. Also, this budget includes the OS - unless it's easy to use the Windows XP Pro OS install disc for an old, dying laptop? Thanks very much.
Blacksite Area 51 problem (please answer if you've played on PC)? I can play the game fine, if i can get into it. but here's the problem. When i load the game and i know others have had this problem, the menu part of he game likes to freeze up. When i first install it, i try to go in and change a couple of controls, but all most from the second it hits the menu area, it starts freezing up. It might undo itself but then a few seconds later will do it again. there have been times i have had to get out of the game totaly and forget playing at the time. I found a note to work with the Nvidia control panel and some of the game settings throught it, and lower sound acceleration, but i still get thsi problem Does anyone else get this sitatuation? did you get it to work? how?
What book can I read to better understand PC hardware? I'm currently building a computer. I have basic understanding of all the parts -- I know what their basic functions are -- but I don't know everything I want to about the parts I'm putting into my build. I've pretty much went off what everyone else recommended and told me to get. I want to know what to look for myself in a good GPU, what makes one CPU better than another, why this stick of RAM is better than that stick of RAM, so on. Is there a book I can read, or maybe an online article/guide, to learn the ins and outs of computer hardware?
Can i play games liike Gta iv in my pc with this requirements? Here is my system requirements: ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 5/29/2010, 15:11:05 Machine name: 03002905-13188F Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: INTEL_ System Model: ECG3510M BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs) Memory: 3318MB RAM Page File: 994MB used, 4206MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ DirectX Files Tab: No problems found. Display Tab 1: The file igxprd32.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. Sound Tab 1: The file RtkHDAud.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. Music Tab: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. Network Tab: No problems found. -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a) DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail) DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a) DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a) DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail) DirectSound: 0/5 (retail) DirectShow: 0/6 (retail) --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: Intel(R) G35 Express Chipset Family Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Chip type: Intel(R) GMA X3500 DAC type: Internal Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2982&SUBSYS_D70180… Display Memory: 384.0 MB Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200 Driver Name: igxprd32.dll Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4906 (English) DDI Version: 9 (or higher) Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 3/2/2008 20:42:15, 57344 bytes WHQL Logo'd: No WHQL Date Stamp: None VDD: n/a Mini VDD: igxpmp32.sys Mini VDD Date: 3/2/2008 20:42:15, 5854688 bytes Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6AC2-11CF-1CF0-0BF7A2C2CB35} Vendor ID: 0x8086 Device ID: 0x2982 SubSys ID: 0xD7018086 Revision ID: 0x0003 Revision ID: 0x0003 Video Accel: Deinterlace Caps: n/a Registry: OK DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Not Available DDraw Test Result: Not run D3D7 Test Result: Not run D3D8 Test Result: Not run D3D9 Test Result: Not run ------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description: Realtek HD Audio output Default Sound Playback: Yes Default Voice Playback: Yes Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS… Manufacturer ID: 1 Product ID: 100 Type: WDM Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5548 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail WHQL Logo'd: No Date and Size: 3/2/2008 20:40:25, 4652544 bytes Other Files: Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HW Accel Level: Full Cap Flags: 0xF5F Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000 Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 31 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 31 HW Memory: 0 Voice Management: No EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No Registry: OK Sound Test Result: Not run --------------------- Sound Capture Devices --------------------- Description: Realtek HD Audio Input Default Sound Capture: Yes Default Voice Capture: Yes Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5548 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail Date and Size: 3/2/2008 20:40:25, 4652544 bytes Cap Flags: 0x41 Format Flags: 0xFFF ----------- DirectMusic ----------- DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002 Acceleration: n/a Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal Registry: OK Test Result: Not run ------------------- DirectInput Devices ------------------- Device Name: Mouse Attached: 1 Controller ID: n/a Vendor/Product ID: n/a FF Driver: n/a Device Name: Keyboard Attached: 1 Controller ID: n/a Vendor/Product ID: n/a FF Driver: n/a Device Name: Dell USB Keyboard Hub Attached: 1 Controller ID: 0x0 Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x2002 FF Driver: n/a Device Name: Dell USB Keyboard Hub Attached: 1 Controller ID: 0x0 Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x2002 FF Driver: n/a Device Name: Dell USB Keyboard Hub Attached: 1 Controller ID: 0x0 Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x2002 FF Driver: n/a Poll w/ Interrupt: No Registry: OK ----------- USB Devices ----------- + USB Root Hub | Vendor/P
what would be the best buget gaming pc for $550? i want it be able to rum bf3 on mid to high
Which will be better for First Person Shooter in my pc:8600gt,1650xt,2600pro? my pc is C2D E4500 2.2ghz 1gb RAM 8600gt 1024.768 resulution WIN XP i wanna play games like COD4.UT3 and Do you think iwould be able to play CRISIS in medium.i think so by reading in gamespot's HARDWARE PERFORMANCE GUIDE.please helppppp
What computer hardware should I get? I'm going to buy a computer soon and I'm going to use it mainly for gaming. It has to be able to render in at least 60 fps. I'm don't know much about cases or motherboards or video cards, and I hope that the suggestions you give me are compatible. Any links or websites for more info are welcome.
GTA IV PC Problem gamepad? ok so i got GTA IV for the PC and as soon as i installed games for windows live, the game reacts as if there were an XBOX 360 Gamepad ( That i don't have) meaning that when i move the mouse the game works ok but as soon as i stop moving the mouse the game moves my camera down and that's really annoying PLEASE HELP ME CAUSE I TRIED EVERITHING
Will this pc last a long time for games? Hi guys can someone help me to see if this gaming computer will last long.i also want to build a gaming pc not buy one thats already been made.Btw if anyone can suggest upgrades but not extreme upgrades last will last me a long time.anyway here it is Raidmax Smilodon ASRock H55M Pro Intel Core i3-530 A-DATA 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 Kit Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 512MB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA Sony Optiarc 24x DVD+/-RW DL SATA Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit i got this all off this website http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/a/DIYBudgetGamePC.htm i want to fps but im not sure the pc would be good enough.and in fps i mean games like crysis, call of duty and games like that thank you for all your help
Is this PC specs good? so guys i'm going to start building a totally new gaming rig,i need it to be like a monster and i need your help.i chose these ones: Motherboard:ASUS P8P67 CPU:core i5 2500k (i will overclock it if it will be necessary) VGA:Zotac GTX 460 AMP Edition RAM:kingston KVR 1333 10 GB (2x4) (1x2) Power supply:Cooler Master ATX PSU 600W if it will be necessary to overclock i'm gonna buy Coolermaster v8 cooler so is this specs good enough to max out modern games at 1280x1024 screen resolution? and will i be able to overclock this cpu easily on P8P67 motherboard? and i wanna know if Zotac GTX 460 AMP and i5 2500k are good choices :)))
Best gaming PC 2000 dollars could afford? cant go pass that! HELP!!? plz i been looking everywhere alienware , HP gaming, cyberpower, IBUYPOWER, tiger, and egg, i cant seem to see which to get i want I7 and goood graphics card to run Crysis 2 on ultra, i think a 2k pc could do that ? well help!!!!!!!!!
Looking For Budget PC Parts? I am currently saving up money to build my own multimedia PC computer. I will not be using this computer to play anything like BF4 or Skyrim, but maybe games like steam powered games or even a flight simulator like X-Plane on medium settings. Also for things like doing things in Microsoft Word, or watching movies and youtube videos. Specs are: I want it to have an AMD processor, at least 2.9 GHz, 4GB of RAM, a pretty decent dedicated graphics card, a good power supply maybe 420-500 watts, a 500GB hard-drive(I do not need a SSD card), and an optical drive. Now I know it might be hard to get all this with my budget of 500$, but i saw a good cyberPC for 500$, so i know i can come below my budget. And please don't say that a good PC is at least 800$ or something, because i'm on a bit of a budget! Your answers are much appreciated!!!Thanks
How do you build a gaming computer? Ok I am trying to build a custom gaming computer and I need some help with motherboards, cpu's etc etc. Can someone out there please help me? Thanks in Advance! -Dave-
Good specs for a gaming PC? My awesome dad is giving me a new gaming PC for my birthday. But I'm not that smart so my question is: What are good specs for a gaming PC for around €900,-? (1176.12 US Dollars)
Gaming Computer? So, I am wanting to build my own desktop gaming computer but don't really know what parts to use. I want my PC to rival a high end computer similar to a Dell XPS or a high end Alienware computer. What motherboard should i use and will any operating system work? Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated and any specs you can give me on what parts are good would also help. Thanks in advance
looking for a good site to view specs on hardware in diferent price ranges to build a gaming pc.? and perhaps some advice and insight on newer products. looking to build something that is affordable and reliable. Dont want to have to upgrade too soon in the future once i have built a new computer. Ur input welcome too. Thanx
These good specs for a gaming PC?, and do they fit together??? 10 POINTS ON BEST ANSWER? Hi here are the specs of the gaming PC that i will be building soon, i am getting it of overclockers UK. Can you check if they are all compatible and if you would change anything of your opinion. Here are the specs: NZXT lexa case Tuniq Tower 120 extreme CPU cooler HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870 1gb Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93ghz Corsair VX 550W ATX Power Supply Asus P5QL Pro Intel P43 Kingston HyperX 4GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA-II 16MB Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA Could you also check if the powersupply is good enough, i want to stick with the good makes (corsair) but the one above the 550w is the 650w but it costs alot more. Also is the graphics card that i have chosen good enough, i no it can play crysis, but are there any other better alternatives, i heard that HIS are very cool and reliable, am i right? And last of all, would my beasty Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler fit inside my NZXT lexa case, as it looks big. Thank you very much for your expert knowledge. The best answer will get 10 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!
Should I buy or build a gaming PC? I have saved up 1150€. I'm 14 and a half years old guy. I'm a complete newbie to PC and it's gaming because i've played PS3 for a long time. Ofcourse i do know how to use and install software, but the real problem comes with hardware. So building a computer (as many people said and what i have seen on youtube) isn't that hard it just takes some time. So can you please tell me what parts should i get for that money (you can use it all). to build or to buy a nice gaming PC that would run for example Battlefield 3, Call of Duty series ofcourse and also some other games maybe RPG's like skyrim or an another cool series Far Cry. please keep in mind i would like to play those games at max settings! And an another question is hardware very delicate? can i brake it easily? Thank you for your answers!
How hard is it to build a gaming pc? I want to build my own gaming computer, I plan on saving up around $1,000-$1,500 for it. I have a good knowledge of computers, but I'm not a wiz with them, even though I love them and want to know more about how they work. How hard would it be for me to build a gaming pc from the ground-up with almost no hardware experience?
I want to buy a PC that's good for gaming. What sort of requirements should I look out for? What exactly makes a good gaming PC? Are there any computers you could recommend?
How hard to build a gaming Pc? I've always wanted to build my own gaming pc. I dont have much knowledge on how to do so but have heard it fairly easy with some commen sense and a screwdriver. Is it really that simple. The main reasons are that i feel like my options are limited on ps3 and have become kinda bored with it. Plus I have heard over all game play is way better and graphics etc can easily be changed out. Whats the pros and cons. I have only played Cod4 on pc, i loved it once i got the hang of using the keyboard an mouse. Any info is good info. thanks in advance.
I want to build a gaming computer for under $500 any help? I want to build a somewhat decent gaming pc and I have never done it before and I don't know where to start. So where do I start from? What pieces do I need, I don't want to leave any out?
How should i distribute 600 to 700 dollars to build a gaming/normal stuff(haha) computer? I Want to build a computer that can play most games fluently, such as minecraft, civilization, maybe battlefield, grand theft auto, etc. But the thing I dont know too much about computers haha. Also I usually run servers, like on minecraft, but i dont know what's the part that affects that the most. Which parts the most important? The Processor, circuitboard, graphics card, and about how much ram should i need?
how to understand pc case parts and learning how to build one? i want a full tutorial that explains the pc hardware(motherboard, cooling fan, drivers etc....) in a good way for a beginner not in a scientific nerdy sorta way, and explains what are the essential hardware in order to build one, where to put it, how to arrange it, how to connect the wires, how to make sure its fully working, how to upgrade it, how to install your own hardware etc.... with pictures or video, i have this computer case lying down in my house, and i want to do something good with it, also i love video games, so i want to install all the good stuff to it, are there any website or article that offer information based on my question?
How to build a gaming computer? Post me a good link for building a good gaming computer with idiot-proof instructions. Pictures and good and so is very in depth and simple guidance. Desktop not laptop too by the way.
What are some good video cards and for hd video editing and gaming? I'm building a computer and i'm ordering my parts from new egg soon and i need help choosing a good video card for video editing and gaming. Also can you also recommend a good processor My budget is around $1000 and by 1000 i mean on the whole pc.
Where do I start if I want to buy a custom gaming computer? I'm looking to buy a gaming computer for less than $600 and I talked with several of my friends and they said building a custom one is the cheapest option. This is the first time I've ever bought my own PC, so I have no experience with it and I have no idea where to start. What do I do or where should I look first?
What is the difference between a Mac and a Pc? What is the difference between a Mac Laptop and a Pc windows laptop like vista?
Can someone help me build a gaming computer? I am getting a new computer soon and wanted to build it myself. I want it to be able to run all new pc games and everything. Is there a guide somewhere I can use that helps me choose videos cards, cooling, processors etc?
How do I setup my wired Xbox 360 Controller when it is hooked up to my PC? Oh and just so you know. I already have the software downloaded, but the only button on my controller that does anything is the guide button. How do I make the joystick and or D-pad work as my arrow keys? How do I make the X,Y,A, and B buttons work as letter keys? Thanks. No, calibration isn't the problem, but I found out what to do anyway so nvm.
I'm looking to build my own desktop PC. Need help of where to start and go from there? I know how to install the hardware i just never did learn to build a computer on my own lol. I alway took my pc to my service store for repairs and now its getting very old. Some tips would be very helpful!!
What is the best type of laptop for a college student? I'm looking to buy a new laptop for college but I'm not very computer savvy. I don't need one for making movies/music or whatever but just for papers, internet, etc. I've used both a mac and a pc and don't really have a preference. I simply want the best quality laptop that will hopefully last for 4 years. Also, price is not a factor in the decision.
How hard is it going from a PC to a Mac? I want to switch from a PC to a Mac but I was wondering how hard or confusing it is to switch. What major differences are there if there is
How much would a computer that can run Starcraft 2 cost? I am thinking of getting a new computer but i know virtually nothing about computers. I was wondering how much would a computer that will be able to run new games like Starcraft 2 cost? Thanks.
I am interested in building my own computer, where should I start? Due to recent suggestions, I want to build me own computer. I am looking to customize it for art and gaming. So basically, am looking to install alot of RAM, a nice video card, and lots of memory. But where do you start- Do you buy and old system unit, and them replace old parts with new? and what brands specifically should I purchase for my needs?
Which hardware would you recommend for a smoother gameplay? I'm saving up money for GTA IV and The Sims 3, but wondering if it will work well with my PC. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 5500 vid card 256 MB, 3GHz processor, Pentium 4, and 1GB RAM.
What would you recommend? Dual boot mac mini windows and mac os or buy a new windows machine? I would like to use windows for small development using visual studio.net (to learn the language). I want to know if I have a dual boot mac mini will it slow down my machine or do you recommend for me to a get a cheap pc with windows on it. Thanks.
What computer should a teenage girl get? What desktop computer would be suitable for a teenage girl? Please give links. It can be Mac or PC. Thanks!
Can I connect a wireless xbox 360 controller to my computer with a charge cord? I dont have any corded controllers or the wireless adapter, I was just wondering if I could connect it to my pc with a "Play and Charge Kit" cord.
Are there any decent motherboards with on board graphics? I don't game so I could careless about an add on. On board will save me some money too. Nonetheless, I do want the best, whatever that is. I need a socket am2 board since my cpu is an athlon 64 x2 6400+ black edition. What are some good sites with benchmarks, ratings, and reviews for boards with onboard graphics? What are some good sites with benchmarks, ratings, and reviews for boards with onboard graphics? The fastest graphics with the best quality, whatever that is in onboard graphics.
Any companies that sell Linux preinstalled laptops with completely open hardware drivers? I think this option for my next laptop would be a great investment because I would be able to install pretty much whatever operating system I want without hardware issues. Thanks in advance.
When I play Quantum of Solace for PC, it's very delayed and choppy. How can I fix this? I play the game on a Vista based laptop. The intros, menus, and game play videos are perfect, but the game play itself is very delayed and slow. I toned down the graphics settings to the lowest, but with no effect. All of my hardware is up to requirements. It's very annoying and I want to be able to fix this.
Are there any PC controllers compatible for Call of Duty 4? I really would like to have a PC controller for Call of Duty 4 PC. If there are any, please give price. Thanks.
What is the best desktop PC for Video Editing? I'm looking for a desktop pc for video editing. I will edit short films and do some graphic designing. I'm looking for a windows 7 or possibly 8 computer that will work for Adobe Premiere CS6 and Adobe After Effects. I was looking at the ASUS Essentio CM1630, but I'm not sure if it would work. Opinions? If I have to build one could someone list everything that would make the pc fast and able to run heavy applications at once. My budget is around $1500 Thank you.
How can I record PC game footage without the lag? I am looking for a decent guide on how I could go about recording game footage, with out the associated lag with programs similar to fraps. I have a decent computer, however due to the memory and demand of frap like programs, they cause significant lag, making game play unbearable. Any guide that could recommend hardware/software and setup is what I am looking for. Thanks. No one read my question I see.....
What is a good computer that will run World of warcraft for under $1,000? And do you know how good 310M is? I can only go for a PC/laptop for under $1000 (DELL OR TOSHIBA not IBuypower or any others) And the Nvidia Geforce 310M... how good is that? They say Sims 3 can play well... how about World of Warcraft? I'm hoping to play World of Warcraft at Max settings for under $1,000! Thanks!
how to update graphic driver or graphic card? My computer currently has Intel 82865G Graphics Controller, but i cannot find the way to update it.Because, PC game that i just bought does not support the the graphic card.
how can I make my own Hackintosh netbook? I've seen people selling used PC (Intel) netbooks that are "hacked" to run the Mac OS X. Ca I simply buy an Asus, etc netbook and just install the Mac OS?
I'm planning on buying a new computer. What kind of parts should I get to it? I play alot of games in my free time. Games such as Dragon Age, Battlefield 3, COD and other pretty demanding and big games. The problem is that my old computer is pretty out-dated. It can run most of my games on High graphics except for Battlefield 3, which demands alot more than I predicted. And now that E3 had some big titles I realized that my poor old machine just can't handle those new Frostbite 3 games, since I have to run Battlefield 3 in 1280x1024 resolution and medium graphics detail. My computer will probably blow up if I install one and start it. I've been looking up on the internet for some new components and I would like to know what you guys think about these parts and that if they're any good for gaming. CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3570K LGA1155 3,4GHz, 6Mb ----- 225€ Graphics Card: MSi GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 192bit, 2xDVI/HDMI/DP ----- 260-300€ PSU: I have no idea how much power this thing needs. ----- 50-100€? You tell me... Motherboard: I don't know what kind I need. Preferably if I'm able to use my old motherboard, then I'll use that. Except if the board I need doesn't cost more than my life and soul. I'm going for as cheap as possible, but also as powerful as possible. Case: BitFenix Shinobi. (Just looked the coolest, but if the parts for some reason don't fit, I can settle for something that fits. ----- 60€ As for RAM and the Hardrive, if it's just possible, I would like to keep them and use them from my old computer. I have 8Gb of DDR3 RAM now and 1Tb of memory. I just got the feeling that those memory thingies can be re-used in some situations. If it's possible to use my existing motherboard, I believe that I don't have to get new RAM chips, right? I can use my existing CD/DVD-ROM drive, so I don't think I need a new one. As for the little things I really don't know about, you're going to have to give me some advice and answers about what I still need. I don't have much clue about what kind of parts my computer has now, but I can try to put some info here: CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3,0GHz PSU: No clue... Motherboard: No clue. If you give me a guide how to figure out what it is, I'll be glad to find out and tell you. HDD: Hitachi HDS 7210... something like that. RAM: DDR3 8Gb Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6570 Anything else, no clue. Keep in mind that I'm trying to keep this as cheap as possible, but also as efficient as possible. And for those willing to help, please, I am not very experienced in computer Hardware and how it works. You'll have to dumb it down a little for me to actually understand your advice. I'm seriously trying to keep my budget around 900€, but if the situation really requires it, I can go up to 1000€, but that's my max amount I'm willing to pay for this machine.
What graphic card do I look for if i want to display on HDTV ? What type of graphic card do i need to get a nice display on my HDTV. I'm just using a 32 inch PANASONIC Viera and i want to use my computer as a player as dvd players can't play stuff like RMVB file. So i need a PC. What do I need to look into either ram or color ?? Can help me out ? Considering to buy RADEON HD3650? What do you think ?
Can I install a game in an external hard drive and play it? Hi! I just want to ask, since my pc has 6 gb only, I was wondering if I can buy an external hard drive and install my game there and play from the external hard drive? Thank you!
How do you get a camera software for the xbox 360 that records what game you play so you can...? ...put it on YouTube? So i found a software online for my PC that allows you to record the game you play while you play but i have not found one for the xbox 360. I have seen videos on YouTube of people's games they play on their xbox360. How do you get that software
My emulator games lag but other games dont? I have a decent computer for gaming, the thing is that i can play bioshock, darksiders and other games that require alot of power, but when it comes to emulators like desmume (Nintendo DS emulator), dolphin (gamecube emulator) and most of ps2 iso's LAG. It makes it impossible to play and it makes no sense at all cause they require so much less power. Does anyone know why does this happen?
I am a college student, what laptop brand should I go with? I am happy on both MAC and PC OS. I am just confused if its going to be worth if I switch to a MAC. Many people tell me that if MAC'S break you pay alot of money to fix them, but that shouldn't be a issue if it rarely breaks. I don't know if I should make the jump from a PC to a MAC. HELP MAC USERS!
How do they rip snes ROMs onto the computer? I have always wondered how the transfer goes about what device, coding, ect is used to convert snes games onto the computer for iso or image mount to be used on a PC or Mac. Surely if they can rip it onto the computer there's a way to reverse enginner the process (putting them back onto a blank cartridge or what have you.) Someone help?!
Is a Mac Mini any good for creating digital art or graphics? Is a Mac Mini good for amateur graphic design, digital art or animation? I'll be using programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash. I have a huuuge monitor that I love working with but I can't stand my PC, so a mac that I can hook up to this monitor would be perfect. Can a Mac Mini handle this sort of work, or should I be looking at a bigger mac? Thanks
What to look for in a top motherboard? How can I tell if a motherboard is really good? What should I look for in a top quality motherboard?
Can you tell me all about Eve Online? I'm a total noob to any sort of online gaming, so keep this in mind when you tell me: What is it, what do you do there, what is required for your computer to have it, is it a good game, yada yada. Anything you can tell me would be great. Thanks!
what are some good laptops for a chemical engineering student? This is my second year in the engineering program at school, I had a Toshiba but it sucked. I am willing to pay up to $1200 for a dependable laptop that will last me well until after Grad school! PLEASE HELP!
How should I upgrade my gaming pc? Hello, I'm trying to upgrade my custom rig in preparation for upcoming games (Skyrim) It performs well enough, but I want to know what hardware or software would have it buzzing. I have: An x28 motherboard An Intel i7 970, watercooled 10 gigs of ddr3 memory at 10600 800w psu a MSI made radeon hd 6950 Twin Frozr II gpu windows 7 64 bit. Azza case with 6 case fans. I thank you for any and all advice you can provide, but please no "That's cool" answers. Please keep in mind I am an enthusiast, but building pc's is a hobby, and aI wouldn't want to spend more than a few hundred dollars. Furthermore: All of the above is stock. I am accepting of overclocking, within reason, but I like things quiet and cool, and I have been hesitant to do so previously. A good guide would be appreciated. if necessary. Thank you. I appreciate the helpful answers. going to be tough to chose the best. Maybe I should upgrade the processor? Also, i know the ram is overkill, but I'm replacing it for less, and faster.
Buying a gaming pc from Cyberpowerpc.com? I need a new computer, ive been searching around and i figured i might buy from Cyberpowerpc.com. I started building my pc but then it hit me...Can i trust this website? So i started searching around the web and found a lot of good stuff on them, but as i feared i did come across a few saying stuff like ''Their power supplies are bad'' and ''Their customer service is bad'' and i found some articles saying they use refurbished hardware. I'm no computer wiz but i'm pretty sure that using refurbished hardware is a bad thing =s. So what i'm asking is has anyone boughten a pc from this website before and if so how did things work out? p.s. Ive read that building your own pc is cheaper and everything so this would be my alternative if i cant trust cyberpowerpc.com but I have no idea on how to start, ive tried looking up guided but im just stupid i guess lol. Anyone recommend any guided they have used? or the places they bought their parts from?
Question about these custom gaming computer builds? Here is the $400 here: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc/ Now there is a $1000 comuter build here http://www.hardware-revolution.com/1000-gaming-computer/ My question is: I plan to make a computer from one of the guides here and based on how tight money is, (and how much I've always wanted a blazing fast comp) I am torn between the $400 and the $1000 build. My only justifcation for wanting the $1000 is to build for the future, I want to make sure that the PC will be able to run any future games for at least the next 4-5 years on 'HIGH' or 'ULTRA'. In addition, I would like to the PC to be as stable as possible. My justification for the $400 build is that I want to be able to play past gen games (Company of Heroes, Fallout3, Dawn of War 2) current gen games (SC2, BF:BC2, Supreme Commander) and maybe some future ones (Diablo 3 et. al) with a reasonable framerate without lacking in quality. The only thing I'm concerned with is that I will be compromising the "future-proofness" of the $1000 with this one. Any advice?
should i build a gaming computer? I am thinking about building a gaming computer this year but the only thing that is stopping me from doing so is wiring everything up. I have looked at many videos and i know how to fit each component on the motherboard but then the videos don't follow up with a video to wire them up. Is there any advice you can give me to guide me in the right path to learn how to wire. e.g. any websites that i could visit and learn from or any videos. (the only video i have seen on wiring pc hardware is Newegg's video but it isn't too clear as they use all these names that are gibberish to me. Please can you give me informative answers as i really want to get into PC gaming as I am a Battlefield player and i would think this option will be much better for me due to the variety of players and game features you can choose between. Thank you for your time and if i do go on to build one this will be my first time. Also any websites that could help me improve my further knowledge on hardware is greatly appreciated as i cannot afford to make a silly mistake and choose hardware that is not compatible. I also do not want to turn to custom build websites. i didnt say that the components are gibberish, i meant that the guy at newegg was calling the connectors were gibberish, i know what RAM, CPU, GPU, HDD, SSD, SATA, Motherboard and all that sort of stuff but thank you for you comment (sorry that i didnt make it that clear)
Are these specs good for recording pc games? Okay i want to make great looking videos of gameplay on the pc. Im trying to make walkthroughs/guides in the game. Games im trying to record have different problems.. ----------------------------------------- Call of Duty: Black Ops: Records great looks great, no sound Dragon Age 2: Has sound, Laggs Alot and just awful to watch Minecraft: Looks great Has sound. ------------------------------------------ Now i want to record games in the future like maybe BF3 or some other high detail game MY COMPUTER SPEC'S ================== OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Type x64-based PC Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.09, 9/7/2010 SMBIOS Version 2.6 Windows Directory C:\Windows System Directory C:\Windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385" Time Zone Central Daylight Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB Total Physical Memory 7.99 GB Available Physical Memory 5.73 GB Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB Available Virtual Memory 13.2 GB Page File Space 7.99 GB ================ Also im using the program FRAPS to record and Windows movie editor to edit it
How To? Gamers Desktop Build Guide for less? I remember there being a build guide for a good gaming pc for less than 1000 bucks. That was a couple years ago and I'm wondering if anyone is aware of an updated article? Also, what is everyone's opinion here? Best motherboards? Best video card? I'm not privy to amd or intel, so either cpu would be fine with me. I'm looking to build something fairly quickly and didn't want to have to completely catch back up on what all the good hardware is nowadays.... Any links you can throw at me would be greatly appreciated!
Which will be better for First Person Shooter in my pc:8600gt,1650xt,2600pro? my pc is C2D E4500 2.2ghz 1gb RAM 8600gt 1024.768 resulution WIN XP i wanna play games like COD4.UT3 and Do you think iwould be able to play CRISIS in medium.i think so by reading in gamespot's HARDWARE PERFORMANCE GUIDE.please helppppp
Question about gaming pcs? I know this question has been asked at least a bazillion times before, but computer hardware is upgraded very often so i need to know a few things if anyone doesn't mind answering. Ok first, I've never built my own machine before but it seems to be a fairly simple process like building legos, what I would do is follow some guides on the web/youtube it seems pretty easy, but also easy to f*** up. If anyone has any tips they could share that would help me please do. 2nd: I need to know what kind of parts I should buy for a new machine, but since I am not a hardcore gamer i do not want a super powered machine, I just want to be able to play tf2 and fallout 3 on its highest settings with no problems, and perhaps not have to upgrade for a little while. The budget is $700
Loading Windows XP on a custom built gaming computer. Please Help!? I have built an AMD gaming computer. Now, everything works fine and I can get to the settings of all the hardware and what not. Now, I put in a Window's XP Boot CD to load it up so I can use the computer. When I put it in, the system checks the required hardware for capibility. Then it goes to load all the drivers and what not in the windows set up, that all works fine, but when it is done doing that, it says "Windows starting up" or something along those lines. Then the screen goes blank and comes up with an error screen. What did I do wrong? Is there something I have to do other then configure the hardware settings after I get done building it? Can someone please guide me? I was going on a guide from PC-Tech or something like that. The only thing I didnt do in the steps was have a floppy drive, because the way it sounded was that you didnt need one if you were going to be loading an operating system from a cd/dvd. Is that right, or did I read that wrong? Someone please Help! Who ever can give me a good answer and solve this problem for me will get $15.00 via Paypal. Please HELP!!!!! You can also email me via email at T_Froehlich3@yahoo.com You can reply to this question with the words "contacted via email" to get your points, and then just send me an email! Thanks alot!
Which graphic card give me Ultra realistic gaming experience? Hey, Can anyone can tell me that which one graphic card will give me Ultra realistic gaming experience. The names of these GPUs that are I selected according to my budget are EVGA GTS 450 Super Clocked SC 1GB 128-bits and HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bits IceQ 5 Turbo I live in Pakistan and their prices in PAK are 13800/-PKR(GTS 450 SC) and 14500/-PKR(ATI 5770) I m very confuse that which one should I selected. And I view the Tessellation test of these GPUs in the web sites in which GTS 450 won the test. Here is the tessellation test link(http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item/20470-evga-gts-450-1gb-free-performance-boost-tested/20470-evga-gts-450-1gb-free-performance-boost-tested?start=6) My PC spec is ASRock G31 Motherboard, intel Q9400 CPU, 4GB 800MHZ KINGSTON RAM, 500GB Hard Disk and 400 Watt PSU Any Hardware Engineer (or having deeply knowledge of graphic cards) person guide me that which one GPU give me Ultra realistic in game. Moreover, this is the link of review of these two GPUs (http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=634&card2=615). Thank you very much!
GTA 4 PC Stuttering, please help? My GTA 4 is straight out of the box so I am presuming that it is it's first version so I was wondering if updating it would increase the framerates in game? Also any other tips to stop the stuttering. BTW I am following other guides such as memrestrict. Also I have decent hardware (Below). CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE RAM: 8GB GPU: Nvidida GTX 550 Ti + If patching it would help, please note a quick guide on how to patch the game.
I'm considering learning web development. Where should I begin? i have no experience in web development but as a pc gamer, I do have notable experience with computers and hardware. I'm in the dark here and I want a good start. If I start I hope to become adept in today's standards, taking hardware into account when I write code and that sort of thing. At this point your feedback would be helpful but I will add that online guides or examples or learning applications and websites are preferred over books. If I need to be more specific about what I'm asking for let me know.
Can my pc run dragon age origins 2? heres the specs CPU Speed Minimum: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.4 GHz or greater (Vista/7 requires 1.6 GHz or greater), AMD X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater You Have: 2.27 GHz PASS RAM Minimum: 1 GB (Vista/7 requires 1.5 GB) You Have: 3.9 GB PASS OS Minimum: Windows XP with SP3, Vista with SP1, Windows 7 You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit PASS Video Card Minimum: XP: 128 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT or greater; ATI Radeon X850 or greater (Vista/7: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT; ATI Radeon X1550) You Have: GeForce GTS 360M PASS Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card Required You Have Video RAM XP: 128 MB, Vista/7: 256 MB 2.6 GB Hardware T&L Yes Yes Pixel Shader version XP: 2.0, Vista/7: 3.0 4.0 Vertex Shader version XP: 2.0, Vista/7: 3.0 4.0 Free Disk Space Minimum: 20 GB HD space You Have: 78.0 GB PASS DVD-ROM Minimum: Yes You Have: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C PASS CPU Minimum: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.4 GHz or greater (Vista/7 requires 1.6 GHz or greater), AMD X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz now heres specs for dragon age 2 Dragon Age 2 !Summary | » News | Previews | Cheats | Guides | Screenshots | Videos | Comments | RSS Dragon Age II recommended system requirements announced Find out if your rig is ready for the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins Words: Tyler Nagata, GamesRadar US 16 CommentsEmail1diggdiggShare / Save Share / Save this ArticleClose -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Digg.com Del.icio.us Reddit.com Facebook Slashdot.org Google Bookmarks N4G Stumbleupon.com GamerBlips Email this ArticleClose -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Invalid EmailFrom: Invalid EmailComment: BioWare has recently updated the official Dragon Age II FAQ, revealing the minimum and recommended system requirements for the upcoming sequel, which is scheduled to launch on March 8 in North America and on March 11 in Europe. Earlier today, BioWare announced “The Exiled Prince,” a DLC add-on that will be available for purchase on day one when the game releases. If you pre-order Dragon Age II before January 11, the DLC will be included free of charge along with a digital soundtrack and some exclusive in-game weapons. You can read more about the DLC pack and see the first trailer, here. Above: Find out if your rig is ready for the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins Recommended: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Processor or equivalent CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 Triple core 2.8 GHz or equivalent RAM: 2GB (4 GB Vista and Windows 7) Video: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater Video: NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater DirectX 11: ATI 5850 or greater DirectX 11: NVIDIA 460 or greater Minimum: OS: Windows XP with SP3 OS: Windows Vista with SP2 OS: Windows 7 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater RAM: 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7) Video: Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256 MB cards Disc Drive: DVD ROM drive required Hard Drive: 7 GB Sound: Direct X 9.0c Compatible Sound Card Windows Experience Index: 4.5 canirunit!
Will my PC run Fable: The Lost Chapters & Dragon Age: Origins? OS: Win 7 Ultimate [32-bit] Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU - 530 @ 2.93GHz [2 Cores, 4 Logical...] Video card: ATI Radeon HD 5670 [1gb GDDR5] RAM: 4gb Hard drive: 500 gb DirectX: 11 --> Fable Minimum System Requirements: Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Processor: 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) equivalent or a later version processor Memory: 256 MB RAM or better Hard Drive: 3 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space Video Card: 64 MB shader compatible graphics 3D card --> Dragon Age Recommended System Requirements: Intel Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz GD cpu hardware score: 3 Login to compare your CPU AMD Processor: Athlon II X2 240 Nvidia Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB ATI Graphics Card: Radeon HD 3850 RAM (Memory): 4 GB Hard Disk Space: 20 GB Direct X: 9 *System requirements displayed are based on recommended system requirements and should be used as a guide only. How will it look in-game? Will it run smoothly (without lag) and still look aesthetically-pleasing? I have Sims 3 installed; will that slow down or otherwise affect other games negatively? Please don't suggest yougamers.com because I can't use it: it says I don't have Java when I do. Correction: --> Dragon Age Recommended System Requirements: Intel Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz AMD Processor: Athlon II X2 240 Nvidia Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB ATI Graphics Card: Radeon HD 3850 RAM (Memory): 4 GB Hard Disk Space: 20 GB Direct X: 9
How to setup a LAN? I have the following and I need to create a LAN with this for, (a) Sharing ADSL Broadband Internet connection even if one system is switched off. (b) Share Files over the 2 PCs (c) Play Games over the 2 PCs The hardwares I have are, (a) 2 PCs with windows XP Home SP3 (b) Netgear 8Port fast Ethernet Switch (c) ADSL Modem (with an Ethernet output) (d) Straight CAT5e Cables. Please guide me in details or show me a link to step by step tutorial to achieve. Thank you for the interest shown for reading.
Is my PC able to run Fable: The Lost Chapters & Dragon Age: Origins? Will it run smoothly (without lag) and still look aesthetically-pleasing? I have Sims 3 installed; will that conflict with/slow down other games? I don't think so, but just to be safe... yougamers.com says I don't have Java when I do, so I can't use it. OS: Win 7 Ultimate [32-bit] Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU - 530 @ 2.93GHz [2 Cores, 4 Logical...] Video card: ATI Radeon HD 5670 [1gb GDDR5] RAM: 4gb Hard drive: 500 gb DirectX: 11 --> Fable Minimum System Requirements: Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Processor: 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) equivalent or a later version processor Memory: 256 MB RAM or better Hard Drive: 3 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space Video Card: 64 MB shader compatible graphics 3D card --> Dragon Age Recommended System Requirements: Intel Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz GD cpu hardware score: 3 Login to compare your CPU AMD Processor: Athlon II X2 240 Nvidia Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB ATI Graphics Card: Radeon HD 3850 RAM (Memory): 4 GB Hard Disk Space: 20 GB Direct X: 9 *System requirements displayed are based on recommended system requirements and should be used as a guide only. yougamers.com says I don't have Java when I do, so I can't use it.
Did I do something to my internet/computer changing xp services? So I just finished setting up my desktop which I use for gaming and I know my hardware stuff but software im still learning. I used this guide http://208.109.175.73/Windows_XP_Game_Optimization_Tips.htm to make my pc run "faster" PC is running xp home. First of all I changed my page file to my 2nd 500gb hdd to 4096mb. To me this doesn't seem related to the problems I am having but just take it into note and also that I now only have 1 page file on my 2nd harddrive and the page file is 4096 -4096mb like it says to do in the guide. Now the problem is I turned off the services he says to turn off in the guide (some already not being on thou too) and now things like my veoh compass isn't working and im timing out loading sites like adobe.com I put them back and its STILL doing it. I tried to remember which ones exactly I changed and I think its back to normal but yea still having some problems but my question is could what I have changed even do this? My laptop was having trouble with somethings to but my parents desktop on the same connection is fine (shrug) so do you think they caused the problems (or maybe is it just me and some sites are down :S) or do they actually help out and I should turn them off again. Also my desktop is on a hardline to my telus modem/router which is DSL (DO NO PAY FOR INTERNET I CANNOT CHANGE THAT ITS DSL) Please help me out. ALSO I already tried reseting the router and im pretty sure my desktop is free of spyware and viruses. I had done some scans this day earlyer and one after it before I noticed problems. I did just find out the peer block is blocking adobe :S still wondering thou about those services. Also my laptop is now not loading any sites! :S I didn't do anything on it... this is so weird.
Networking my PS3 with wireless? Im pretty much what you could call "techdead" - in other words I got no idea about internet connections, networking, wireless and all the other fun stuff that this technological boom has brought about. However I have myself a PS3 and i'd like to be able to play my mates online via the wireless connection - only thing is I got no idea what im doing. I believe I have all the necessary hardware, ie wireless router and a PS3, but its just not happening for me. Ill put it to you this way, a few steps into the setup it asks for an SSID code or something along those lines, where do i find this? Do I need to change or alter anything on my PC to make the connection work? - such as the network settings or disabling the I/net on the PC when using the PS3. Quite simply ive been searching through help guides and everything & im just not seeing the solution. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in finally helping me get into online gaming (something ive wanted to do for years) Thanks If I require a passcode, where can I obtain this?
Call Of Duty 4 Graphics Card? I have call of duty 4 for pc and I need a graphics card for it I have no graphics card installed at the momant but when i download Radeon 9800 it says I do not have the right hardware and when I downloaded NVIDIA Geforce 6600 it says it can not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware can someone please please give me a step by step guide to get this game to work please.
Will this computer run WoW cataclysm? As we know they have not released the system requirements for the newest World of Warcraft expansion - "cataclysm". Yet we also know the games graphics are going to be upgraded alot. So I was thinking of upgrading my current laptop (owned for over 3 years!) which I have played WotlK on fine enough to a new computer! My current laptop - Sony vaio Vgn-c31gh Windows xp 1g ram 128mb graphics 1.75mhz cpu The !new! computer - Build My Dell Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit (English) McAfee® Security Center 11 (Multi Language) - 15 months 1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis 1 Year Dell Online Backup 2GB Accessorise My Dell Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Also Includes Inspiron One 23 Touch Base With AV Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (2X2GB) Inspiron One 23 WLED 23" Touch Screen 750GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with Native Command Queuing Integrated Media Card reader 7-in-1 Slot Load 8X DVD +/-RW with Dual Layer Write 1GB ATI Radeon™ HD 5470 Graphics Dell(TM) Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse (English) Mouse is included in Keyboard THX Audio with 2x4W speakers Dell™ Wireless 1501 (802.11n) WLAN half mini-Card Future Technical Support Dell's Terms and Conditions apply Direct Services Tech Sheet ANZ Resource DVD Shipping Material Readme Guide THX TruStudio PC Factory ODM Shipping Info DataSafe Local 2.2 Basic Skype Software Adobe Reader Dell Connect 2.1 Dell Welcome Windows Live Software Dell Support center 2.0 64 bit 10/100/1000 Ethernet connection Integrated 2.0 MP webcam with microphone OS Media Kit Not Included DT-CTO-Handling&Insurance charges(New Zealand) ... Do I need to upgrade? is this a good computer to upgrade too? can you recommend a better Value-for-money upgrade? thanks (i live in new zealand so $3NZ=$1US) The dell costs 2000$ NZ (600$ US)
will these work on my computer? so I went searching after I got a few guide-lines of what to buy for my deminsion b110 and I found these http://cgi.ebay.com/PC3200-1GB-DDR-SDRAM-1-GB-PC-3200-DDR400-1G-RAM-184-pin_W0QQitemZ370216079274QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5632990faa&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 http://cgi.ebay.com/nVIDIA-GeForce-6200-256-MB-PCI-3D-Video-Graphic-Card_W0QQitemZ120465654285QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item1c0c50020d&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 again I'm not hardware savvy and I just wanted to check to see if these would work. again I know b110 isn't the best choice for gaming but it's what I have to work with so just let me know if these will work or if they won't please send me in the right direction of what will work.
Please iam great fan of NEED for SPEED series find error NFS Carbon.I ask this qs again with more detail.Help? Some months ago i download some songs from internet which want Real Media Player.i install Real Media Player v 10 on my Pc.After a long period of time i wan t to play some game so i brought Need for Speed Carbon but the following error occur when i want to run it "This program is failed to run because OS version & hardware is used to recognize your Digital Product License’your server & IP address."Please help me & guide me to some free tool or other solution i have full version of Real Media Player & i try to run after uninstall Real Media Player but the problem still their.I don't have any problem to run any other software.The DVD is alright b/c i install it from this DVD to my friend house & everything is fine. I have no problem with system requirment because i check it from EasyInfo found in EA Games files.
is this a good laptop? The hp dandelion breeze is it a good laptop? here is the description: Key Features and Benefits: •AMD A4-3300M processor 2.5GHz, 2MB L2 cache featuring AMD AllDay Power with extended battery life. •4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory Gives you the power to handle most power hungry applications and tons of multimedia work. Expandlable to 8GB. •640GB SATA hard drive Store 426,000 photos, 182,000 songs or 336 hours of HD video and more •SuperMulti DVD burner Watch movies and read write CDs and DVD's in all the popular and multiple formats •Integrated 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC •15.6" HP BrightView LED display @ 1366x768 max resolution. AMD Radeon HD 6480M Discrete-Class graphics card Additional Features: •Custom Walmart designed and exclusive Dandelion Breeze HP Imprint finish. •Built-in webcam with integrated microphone •Digital media reader for SD and Multimedia memory card reader •Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures •3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x HDMI, 1 x headphone jack and 1 x microphone jack •6-cell lithium-ion battery for up to 4 hours of battery life. •5.22Lbs Laptop Weight Software: •Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here) •Microsoft Office Starter 2010: Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel, with advertising. PowerPoint and Outlook are NOT included. Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC. (To learn more about the features of Office 2010, click here) •HP Support Assistant •HP Recovery Manager, Skype, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Windows Live Essentials, Norton Internet Security 11 (60 day trial), HP Games and more Support and Warranty: •1-year Limited Hardware Warranty with Free 1 Year Toll-Free Support. •Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore and backup DVD the first week you use the computer. What's In The Box: •Power cord •6-cell lithium-ion battery •AC power adapter •AC power cord •Quick Start Guide it also says the battery last about 4 hours... do you think that is long enough. Also would it be good to play the sims 3 on and all there expansion packs and have itunes music and pictures on there... is it enough space. I am going to use it to go on the internet play sims 3 and do school stuff on it
Which would you choose? I will be purchasing a laptop to take online classes. Ive narrowed it down to two laptops HP 15.6" Pavilion DV6-3120US Entertainment Laptop PC: Key Features & Benefits: * AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile P540 processor 2.40GHz L2 Cache * 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable up to 8GB) Gives you the power to handle most power hungry applications and tons of multimedia work * 500GB SATA hard drive Store 333,000 photos, 142,000 songs or 263 hours of HD video and more * SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats * 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC * 15.6" diagonal high-definition HP BrightView LED display ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics with 128MB display cache memory with 128MB DDR3 (sideport memory) with up to 2045MB total graphics memory Additional Features: * HP TrueVision webcam * 5-in-1 digital media reader * 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x eSATA port, 1 x headphone-out, 1 x microphone-in, 1 x RJ-45 port * 6-cell lithium-ion battery Software: * Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here) * Microsoft Office 2010 (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite) * Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day trial) * HP MediaSmart Suite, HP Games * HP Support Assistant, HP Advisor and HP Recovery Manager Support and Warranty: * 1-year limited hardware warranty with toll free support; 1-year free hardware technical support; 30-days free limited software support * Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore & backup DVD the first week you use the computer. What's In The Box: * Power supply and power cord * 6-cell lithium-ion battery * Quick Start Guide OR Sony 15.5" VAIO VPC-EE23FX Laptop PC with AMD Athlon II Processor & Windows 7 Home Premium Key Features & Benefits: * AMD Athlon II X2 P320 processor 2.10GHz, 1MB L2 Cache * 4GB DDR3 system memory Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work * 320GB SATA hard drive Store 213,000 photos, 91,000 songs or 168 hours of HD video and more * Multi-format DVD burner Watch DVD movies on your computer; read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats. * 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC * 15.5" diagonal HD widescreen display ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics Additional Features: * Built-in MOTION EYE Webcam and microphone with face-tracking technology * Digital media card reader * 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x VGA output, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port * Standard capacity lithium-ion battery pack Software: * Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here) * Microsoft Office 2010 Starter * Norton Internet Security 2010 (30-day trial) * Sony Creativity Suite * VAIO Care system diagnostics and maintenance Support and Warranty: * 1-year limited warranty; 1 year toll-free 24/7 technical assistance * Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore & backup DVD the first week you use the computer. What's In The Box: * Power supply and power cord * Standard capacity Li-Ion battery * Quick Start Guide and documentation
Need for Speed Carbon running problem???.PLEASE HELP? Some months ago i download some songs from internet which want Real Media Player.i install Real Media Player v 10 on my Pc.After a long period of time i wan t to play some game so i brought Need for Speed Carbon but the following error occur when i want to run it "This program is failed to run because OS version & hardware is used to recognize your server & IP address."Please help me & guide me to some free tool or other solution i have full version of Real Media Player & i try to run after uninstall Real Media Player but the problem still their.I don,t have any problem to run any other software.The DVD is alright b/c i install it from this DVD to my friend house & everything is fine.
Help setting up two HDD? Hi, I have just finished building a PC but not without problems. My specs are: DFI-LanParty DK 790FXB-M2RSH AMD Phenom X4 2.6GHz Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 2x 1Tb Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro I had a copy of Windows XP Pro 64-bit that was not registered before and I installed it. The only options I remembered before Windows XP was installed was that it shows 1)something like quick format and 2)format. I chose the second option because I thought that would be better since I have 2 HDD. After installation, I went to My Computers and surprised that there is only C: I went to Hardware Manager, it shows two Samsung HD103UJ, both working properly, but when I go through each of the tabs, one manages to populate and one could not be populated. The one where Windows XP was installed shows that it has x number of free space etc, the other showed it not being written. I don't understand why Hardware Manager manages to pick up 2 HDD's but not on My Computer. Also I went to BIOS (eg hit DEL or F12) and it shows two HDD's. I am not familiar with doing anything on the setup can someone guide me step-by-step how to make both HDD accessible? I have heard of Mater/Slave configuration but both HDD's that I have are SATA so this cannot be. I am sure it is not hardware fault but my limited knowledge on computers. Do I need to reformat and reinstall Windows XP? This is because I think I may have not properly installed the HDD prior to installing XP. Second problem is that I found my Sapphire graphics card very hot. There are two-6pin sockets on the card so I assumed that both has to be connected to the Power Supply Unit, however I am beginning to wonder if since I am not doing Crossfire whether I only had to connect just one to the PSU, but I could be wrong. Please help as I originally wanted to partition both HDD's to 250-250-250-250GB and the other to 300-350-350GB for purposes of filing movies,games,mp3,softwares,photos etc. But now only one HDD is shown on My Computer. To Elfageek: I do have a full original Windows XP copy, I should have said that it was not used before (not opened) as it was a 64-bit version. So i had to get another 32-bit which was used and installed. I decided to build a pc specifically to be able to use the unopenned/registered 64-bit Windows XP. No need to stress about reading the manual as I have done but they do not go into detail, i don't understand whats with the attitude dude, if you know something why not share or reply in a polite manner, no need to run someone down just because they do not know as much as you do.
How do you know if a computer has a video card? I bought a compter like 5 years ago and it came out it didn't have a video card so i couldn't play games. I want to buy a new computer but I want to make sure it has a video card, here is the features of the computer I want but I don't see anything about a video card? I want to play games like the Sims, stuff like that. Also do you think this computer sounds good? Key Features and Benefits: * AMD Sempron 140 processor 2.70GHz, 4000Mhz System Bus, 1MB L2 Cache * 3GB DDR2 system memory Gives you the comfort for multimedia videos and images, video conferencing, basic gaming and all other simple duties * 320GB SATA hard drive Store 213,000 photos, 91,000 songs or 168 hours of HD video and more * LightScribe SuperMulti DVD burner Watch DVD movies on your computer; read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats * 10/100BaseT Ethernet Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet * 18.5" diagonal LCD widescreen monitor NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE integrated graphics Additional Features: * 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x headphone jack, 2 x PS/2 ports, 1 x microphone/line-in/line-out, 1 x VGA port * 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, 1 x PCI Express x1 slot; 1 x external 5.25" expansion bay, 1 x internal 3.5" expansion bay Software: * Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here) * Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (60-day trial) * Microsoft Works 9.0 * Norton Internet Security 2010 (60 days of live updates) * HP MediaSmart Software Suite * HP Total Care Advisor Support and Warranty: * 1-year limited hardware warranty and 1 year software support with 24/7 technical assistance available online or toll-free by phone * Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore & backup DVD the first week you use the computer. What's In The Box: * Power supply and power cord * HP USB keyboard * HP optical mouse * 18.5" LCD monitor * Quick Start Guide and documentation Processor Type: AMD Sempron Hard Drive Size: 320GB Multimedia Drive: 16X DVD+R, DVD-R/RW Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Monitor Size: 18.5 Graphics Type: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Resolution: N/A System Ram: 3GB Model No.: s5503w-b Shipping Weight (in pounds): 36.42 Product in Inches (L x W x H): 15.91 x 4.43 x 12.24 Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported Origin of Components: Imported Wal-Mart No.: 000531699
can i put windows xp 32bit on a 64bit system ? ok i have a ads tech DVD Xpress DX2. its for video capturing from camcorders . well it does have drivers for vista and it says that it can work with vista 64bit systems but i have tried many times to get it to work . so i would like to just put xp on here and go with thatif you think that you may help me here is the directions it gives me for the drivers . thank you for your help . here my e-mail if you can help permanentink@live.com thank you again ***** Vista Driver Installation Instructions ***** ************************************************** We recommend installing Capwiz _before_ installing the unit. This is because Capwiz 3.8.0.15 installs a necessary component for this driver. Installing Capwiz after installing this driver will require a second reboot to avoid errors. NOTE ON TECH SUPPORT: We do not provide over the phone walk through on this guide. The procedure outlined here is complete. Technical support will refer you to this document. Technical support can only help you with specific issues, so if contacting tech support, please be prepared to explain at exactly what stage you ran into a problem. Customers who have already tried to install the WinXP driver will find that it does not work and will have problems when installing this new driver. Follow the steps below in order to resolve these problems. 1)Start with the device plugged in. 2)Right-click "Computer" and select properties, then select "Device Manager" in the left pane. 3)In Device Manager, locate "Sound Video and Game controllers" and click the plus sign to expand the category. 4)Locate the listing for the DVD Xpress DX2 and right-click, selecting to uninstall the device. Select to delete the driver files as well. 5)Once uninstalled, disconnect the device from your USB. 5)Close Device Manager and then locate the file, remsvcs.reg in the folder with these instructions. Double-click on the file. 6)Confirm to make the changes and once they are complete, you should reboot the system. 7)Once booted, reconnect the unit and continue with the instructions in the second half of this document (including the reboot at the end). Installing for the first time 1)Click Start-> Control Panel-> System and Maintenance-> System-> Advanced System Settings-> Hardware-> Windows Update Driver Settings. Select Ask Me Each Time I connect a new Device... and press OK. 2)After extracting this archive, plug the DX2 into a USB port that is directly connected to the motherboard. We strongly recommend against using a USB hub. Note that the front ports on some PC's are also problematic. 3)When prompted, select to install software for the device. 4)If prompted, do not allow the system to connect to the internet to find drivers. In some systems, this causes the drivers that were published for Windows XP to be installed. This should not occur and it will cause problems if it does. 5)Select to "Browse My Computer for Driver Software." 6)Click "Let Me Pick from a list of Device Drivers." 7)Click Have Disk and then Browse. Navigate to the folder that contains these driver files. 8)Select dvdxpressdx2 (or any file), listed in the folder. Click Open, then click OK, followed by Next. Once the installation completes, restart your computer. POST-INSTALL FOR VISTA x64 USERS ***Note that the driver cannot be installed on x64 without first ***first turning off driver signature enforcement (this must be done ***at EVERY boot if you want to use the DX2). This is a nonstandard ***configuration that is supported by neither ADS nor Microsoft and ***is therefore only recommended for expert users. 1)After installing this driver, it is necessary for Vista x64 users to run the following command (Capwiz must already be installed in order for this to be effective). Open an elevated terminal by going to Start-> All Programs-> Accessories and right-clicking "command prompt" and selecting to run as administrator. 2)Type in the following command: WINDOWS\SysWOW64\regsvr32 /s WINDOWS\SysWOW64\musproxy.ax This will correctly register the DirectShow filter component of the driver in the system
Looking for a Computer Bible? Hi! I'm looking for a book that will tell me all about computers. Not 'so much' the programming/coding side, but more of an emphasis on hardware. Basically, I want to learn the low level stuff, like processor architectures, why different ones are used and for which kinds of computers, general hardware architectures, and also operating system kernels, how they work, how, for example, linux differs from BSD and other Unixes in terms of low-level operation, stuff like how memory is addressed, all that kinda stuff. I want to gain a general knowledge of computers, not just PCs but embedded systems, games consoles etc as well, essentially anything that can be labelled a 'computer'. The higher level stuff like the graphical environment, application programming I can take or leave right now. I'm just looking for a comprehensive guide that will give me an understanding of how computers operate in terms of the stuff I mentioned above. Hope someone can help me out. Thanks!
Question about these custom gaming computer builds? Here is the $400 here: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc/ Now there is a $1000 comuter build here http://www.hardware-revolution.com/1000-gaming-computer/ My question is: I plan to make a computer from one of the guides here and based on how tight money is, (and how much I've always wanted a blazing fast comp) I am torn between the $400 and the $1000 build. My only justifcation for wanting the $1000 is to build for the future, I want to make sure that the PC will be able to run any future games for at least the next 4-5 years o
Is this a good laptop for 488$? Here is the description of the computer. Quickly work through tasks and stay connected with the powerful, budget-friendly Dell Inspiron 15. Your music playlists, photo albums and favorite content are always at the front and center with Dell Stage. Immerse yourself in movies, online video and casual games on the 15.6" widescreen HD display. Count on the reliable computing power of a second generation Intel Core processor. Dell 15.6" Inspiron N5050 Laptop PC: Key Features and Benefits: * Intel Core i3-2350M processor 2.30GHz, 3MB Cache * 6GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory Gives you the power to handle most power hungry applications and tons of multimedia work * 500GB hard drive Store 333,000 photos, 142,000 songs or 263 hours of HD video and more * DVD-RW Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats * Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC * 15.6" HD widescreen display Intel HD Graphics Additional Features: * Bluetooth v3.0 + HS * Memory card reader * 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 x HDMI port * 6-cell lithium-ion battery Software: * Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here) * Microsoft Office Starter 2010: Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel, with advertising. PowerPoint and Outlook are NOT included. Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC. (To learn more about the features of Office 2010, click here) * McAfee SecurityCenter * Dell Stage * Backup and Restore options built into Windows allow you to create safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst Support and Warranty: * 1-year limited hardware warranty * Restore discs are not included (unless specified by supplier). We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore and backup DVD the first week you use the computer. What's In The Box: * Power cord * 6-cell lithium-ion battery * Quick Start Guide ___________________________________ I wish to play some games like Sims 3 , Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 And browse online and my computer not to freeze. I need another one because my last one overheated and died.
How do I update my Xbox 360 firmware even if I don't have my DVDkey? I bought a used Xbox 360 Falcon with a Liteon DVD drive and it's already modified. The problem is it can't read recent games (wave 4?) like Crysis 2, AC brotherhood and Two Worlds 2. I would like to upgrade it to Ixtreme LT 1.1 but the problem is that the seller doesn't have the DVD key anymore nor he has a record of it. Can I still do an upgrade? Im trying to cope up with JungleFlasher's "slightly" confusing guide but I can't seem to understand the proper way of doing it. Do I also need to buy extra hardware like that flash and probe thingy or do i really just need a SATA cable and a working PC to do it? Thanks!
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