• The "Quick Questions that does not Deserve a Thread"...Thread. V3
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([B]rant[/B]) my bloody computer is driving me up the wall i've had to reinstall the (cracked) windows xp OS 3 times now (i'm buying a legal windows 7 os ASAP. i hate using anything that has the word cracked in it.) and i swear to god it's all because of this mobo. i've been trying to look at the settings to see what the parts are called (gfx card, ram, cpu, etc) but without the gfx card working (something wrong with the drivers) i can't seem to install this [url]http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html[/url] which one of you guys said will tell me what my specs are. so, heres my very very [B]VERY[/B] dumb question. how do i look at my specs? i've tried looking at the basic stuff and all i found is that the cpu is a AMD phenom 9500 quad core and it's running xp. is there anything i can type in the run bar.. thing that shows me the complete list?
[url=http://www.piriform.com/speccy]Speccy[/url]
[QUOTE=Fresh?;36038963][URL="http://www.piriform.com/speccy"]Speccy[/URL][/QUOTE] yeah, i tried that as well. computer didn't like installing that either i can't install half the things i want untill i get my drivers sorted out is there any way to check WITHOUT downloading something? (i'm using a public computer right now BTW)
[QUOTE=_Maverick_;36038995]yeah, i tried that as well. computer didn't like installing that either i can't install half the things i want untill i get my drivers sorted out is there any way to check WITHOUT downloading something? (i'm using a public computer right now BTW)[/QUOTE] You could try dxdiag. Just press Winkey+r and type Dxdiag in the box.
How would I go about installing Adobe Production Premium on an SSD for speedy video editing? I have an external drive so I can install the software as well as Office 2007, my Steam games and stuff. Is it safe to do so? Because I might render it to an internal 1TB drive. Or would that be too damaging?
When you install it choose your SSD drive as the location..
OK i managed to get one of those spec things working and i got the results here [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/2h5ljzb.png[/IMG] please please [B]PLEASE[/B] tell me what kind of mobo i can buy with those specs. (if the picture shows please god.)
[QUOTE=_Maverick_;36040093]OK i managed to get one of those spec things working and i got the results here [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/2h5ljzb.png[/IMG] please please [B]PLEASE[/B] tell me what kind of mobo i can buy with those specs. (if the picture shows please god.)[/QUOTE] Buy a new gpu. Please. I had that, it seems fine, but when you get a taste of the newer ones, you realize how rubbish it is.
[QUOTE=Turing;36040246]Buy a new gpu. Please. I had that, it seems fine, but when you get a taste of the newer ones, you realize how rubbish it is.[/QUOTE] i'll be getting a nvidia gt 560 (or one of those nvid cards that has at least a gig on it) free friday after next (from a friend), don't worry i'm not that much of a fool [B]BUT I[/B] [highlight]NEED[/highlight] [B]A NEW MOBO [/B]if you don't know what i should have just pointing me in the direction would be so much help
[QUOTE=_Maverick_;36040275]i'll be getting a nvidia gt 560 (or one of those nvid cards that has at least a gig on it) free friday after next (from a friend), don't worry i'm not that much of a fool [B]BUT I[/B] [highlight]NEED[/highlight] [B]A NEW MOBO [/B]if you don't know what i should have just pointing me in the direction would be so much help[/QUOTE] You can get pretty much any AM2/AM2+ mobo, though AM2 ones could need a BIOS flash to work with your CPU. Where do you live/what sites do you like using? If you tell us then I or someone else could find you a mobo.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;36040494]You can get pretty much any AM2/AM2+ mobo, though AM2 ones could need a BIOS flash to work with your CPU.[/QUOTE] i have no fucking clue what all that means but THANK YOU so much! maybe i'll be able to do something lasting longer than 5 mins before the whole computer blue screens again [editline]21st May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Chubbs;36040494] Where do you live/what sites do you like using? If you tell us then I or someone else could find you a mobo.[/QUOTE] UK. sites? i don't know. ebuyer.com? but hey if you find ANYTHING! it would be a great help
[QUOTE=_Maverick_;36040516]i have no fucking clue what all that means but THANK YOU so much! maybe i'll be able to do something lasting longer than 5 mins before the whole computer blue screens again [editline]21st May 2012[/editline] UK. sites? i don't know. ebuyer.com? but hey if you find ANYTHING! it would be a great help[/QUOTE] [url=http://www.ebuyer.com/221178-asrock-n68c-s-ucc-geforce-7025-socket-am2-vga-out-6-channel-audio-n68c-s-ucc]This[/url] should be fine if you want cheap as possible (AM2 is old and you really want to do a completely new build at some time soon). I did look around the various other UK sites that I use, but none of them stock any AM2/+ boards.
It's pretty much impossible to find a new AM2/+ at retailers, he'd have to hit up eBay.
[QUOTE=ijyt;36042482]It's pretty much impossible to find a new AM2/+ at retailers, he'd have to hit up eBay.[/QUOTE] Ebuyer still do them, I linked one in my post.
I fucked my last mic somehow and now I need a new one. I VoIP alot and do some videos, it needs to be able to keep my voice clear and not pic up my shitty desktop fans. I have about $100 to spend, but keep in mind shit in Norway has like double the cost.
ModMic is the only mic
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ]Cheaper alternative.[/url]
[QUOTE=Chubbs;36042609]Ebuyer still do them, I linked one in my post.[/QUOTE] That's why I said "pretty much" and not "completely". [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/ZxWVGp.gif[/IMG] [editline]21st May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;36044409][url=http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ]Cheaper alternative.[/url][/QUOTE] Not much point if he can spend $100 on one.
Minor but annoying issue I need help with. Chrome seems to be rendering fonts in Facepunch with wrong kerning: (Top is Chrome 19.0.1084, bottom is Firefox 12.0) [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8403469/ZScreen/Screenshot-2012-05-21_21.23.19.png[/img] Notice how the i and l are almost glued to their neighbor letters in Chrome, while they have a nice amount of spacing in Firefox. Both browsers have fonts configured the same, and Chrome only seems to have kerning issues when the page is zoomed above 100% (Default zoom makes fonts too small to be readable on my screen)
Use Firefox? [editline]22nd May 2012[/editline] Chrome has terrible font rendering on Windows anyway.
How does one safely disassemble a [custom] desktop computer and pack it away for a long haul? I've got a TX to FL road trip soon, and I need to know what I can do to keep it safe from the bumps along the way.
Does anyone know how to re-install openwrt on an openwrt router? I have been working with my TP-Link TL-WR703N and need to completely re-install openwrt, anyone know how to do this?
if im getting an i5, an hdd and an ssd, 8 gb ram, asus mobo, and a gtx 670, would a 750 watt psu from someone like cooler master or antec or seasonic be good if i wanted to add another gpu in the near future?
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;36044409][url=http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ]Cheaper alternative.[/url][/QUOTE] Thats the one I had. Not getting than one again though, it felt cheap, it took up way too much ambient noise and positioning to pickup my voice was a bitch. [QUOTE=jaybuz;36044371]ModMic is the only mic[/QUOTE] Thanks, I'll look into it. Never heard of it before but it seems great.
[QUOTE=woodchuck34;36054456]if im getting an i5, an hdd and an ssd, 8 gb ram, asus mobo, and a gtx 670, would a 750 watt psu from someone like cooler master or antec or seasonic be good if i wanted to add another gpu in the near future?[/QUOTE] A good quality 750W ought to be able to, yes. Go for Seasonic or XFX if possible. An 850W might be safer though.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;36030972]Not gonna lie, it's probably going to kill you.[/QUOTE] hmm, risk death or fix monitor? decisions decisions..
sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but within the last few months whenever I try to upload something my router restarts itself, is this an issue with my computer and firewalls or something or just the fault of my router or something else?
[QUOTE=SataniX;36055502]A good quality 750W ought to be able to, yes. Go for Seasonic or XFX if possible. An 850W might be safer though.[/QUOTE] Why would you recommend a 850W psu to someone getting a small die power efficient CPU and GPU?
[QUOTE=HazzaHardie;36057870]sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but within the last few months whenever I try to upload something my router restarts itself, is this an issue with my computer and firewalls or something or just the fault of my router or something else?[/QUOTE] Fault of the router most likely. Could be heat and after years of use it just wears out. This is what happened to my old WGT624v3. I upgraded to a RT-56U and it races now. [editline]22nd May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=LNKFAN;36048057]How does one safely disassemble a [custom] desktop computer and pack it away for a long haul? I've got a TX to FL road trip soon, and I need to know what I can do to keep it safe from the bumps along the way.[/QUOTE] Depends on the computer, I'd take out all the harddrives, PCI cards, and the CPU cooler. All those are sensative and or are heavy and can sway. Anything else is either solid state or is mounted firmly to the case. Place all the things you took out into antistatic bags and pack them in peanuts or into those airbags. The case will probably be fine wrapped in moving blankets and put into a firm place where it can't move. Any time an object moves it's basically gaining momemtum and gaining energy, all that energy will be release in the form of a dent or a breakage when it finally has to stop as it hits something. You reduce the risk of anything breaking by keeping the object from attaining that level of energy, a.k.a. strap it down.
Would this be good for light gaming? [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246327"]
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