• The "Quick Questions that does not Deserve a Thread"...Thread. V3
    9,659 replies, posted
[QUOTE=.enasnI;34248319]That's exactly what its for. I am just gonna be giving him my old 550 watt as I am buying the 620w antec that is currently on sale so it should suffice.[/QUOTE] i mean it's a waste of energy, not worried about the power supply
I think that's kind of overpowered for a mediacenter, but if you get a lower power card and a small highly efficient PSU it could be good. Maybe underclock the CPU as well.
Hey guys back again. Just trying to load all my music onto the main hdd but its stating its going to take 1 day to do 8000 + files. This is clearly not right its currently transfering at 700Kb/s before it took just under an hour to copy them off the hard drive before it failed. Anyway [IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2liwhtt.png[/IMG] Not sure what else to do :(
I'm building this: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1152003[/url] But with or without the graphics card, no matter what configuration of screens I use, nothing displays.
Daft Question, but is the 4/8 pin cpu power connected? I've done that a few times :v:
[QUOTE=Tezzanator92;34256049]Daft Question, but is the 4/8 pin cpu power connected? I've done that a few times :v:[/QUOTE] Yeah it is. Edit: Wasn't in properly :v: Cheers!
Alright so my moms computer is pretty old and is slowing down, she's blaming it all on "viruses" (I'm sure there's a couple on there but computers slow down as time goes on anyways right?). She also has NO IDEA what she's doing on there so it makes it so much worse. There are a lot of unnecessary programs and crap constantly running. Her boyfriends a bit of a twat and is trying to convince her to buy norton so she can clean up the computer, but I'm confident that there are better programs out there for free that'll do just as good, if not a better, a job. I have malwarebytes on my laptop (I think I have AVG too...) would that be a suitable replacement for norton? Does it have internet protection as well? (emails and crap). I'm not extremely tech savvy but I do sort of know what I'm doing so if there's anything else you think I should do I'll try to do it.
Format, install MSE/Avast! and sometimes scan with MBAM.
Okay so recently built a PC, for some medium level gaming etc, Specs are: i3 2100 320GB OS HDD 1TB Secondary Drive 4GB Dual Channel 1600MHz Memory Sapphire HD5750 1GB GDDR5 Vapor-x GFX Card End of the month I'll have around £150-£200 for a system upgrade, currently with this system I can run games like GTA IV on max settings, albeit a not the highest resolution, would it be best to upgrade my graphics card, processor, or purchase an SSD?
[QUOTE=sphinxa279;34257143]Okay so recently built a PC, for some medium level gaming etc, Specs are: i3 2100 320GB OS HDD 1TB Secondary Drive 4GB Dual Channel 1600MHz Memory Sapphire HD5750 1GB GDDR5 Vapor-x GFX Card End of the month I'll have around £150-£200 for a system upgrade, currently with this system I can run games like GTA IV on max settings, albeit a not the highest resolution, would it be best to upgrade my graphics card, processor, or purchase an SSD?[/QUOTE] lol gta 4 doesnt run on anything good
[QUOTE=Maagiline;34257242]lol gta 4 doesnt run on anything good[/QUOTE] to be fair I average out at 40fps on the above system.
Upgrade that CPU, isn't the 2100 a dual core with HyperThreading?
[QUOTE=doonbugie2;34257259]Upgrade that CPU, isn't the 2100 a dual core with HyperThreading?[/QUOTE] Yeah, it's not a bad thing, reduced my compile times in Hammer Editor by a lot compared to my old Intel Core 2 Quad machine I had. So a processor upgrade is a priority as opposed to the GFX card?
[QUOTE=sphinxa279;34257285]Yeah, it's not a bad thing, reduced my compile times in Hammer Editor by a lot compared to my old Intel Core 2 Quad machine I had. So a processor upgrade is a priority as opposed to the GFX card?[/QUOTE] They're both priority but GTA 4 would perform tons better on a quad. However if you're going to be playing new games like Metro: Last Light or BF3 then Graphics card should be priority.
[QUOTE=doonbugie2;34257321]They're both priority but GTA 4 would perform tons better on a quad. However if you're going to be playing new games like Metro: Last Light or BF3 then Graphics card should be priority.[/QUOTE] Okay I'll probably go ahead and grab a graphics card as opposed to a processor, because I'm happy with the way GTA IV runs at the minute as I don't play it as much as games like FO3, MW3 and Skyrim. Any recommendations on a decent graphics card, I've seen a lot of people recommend a GTX 560ti but would that future proof me for a good while?
[QUOTE=sphinxa279;34257354]Okay I'll probably go ahead and grab a graphics card as opposed to a processor, because I'm happy with the way GTA IV runs at the minute as I don't play it as much as games like FO3, MW3 and Skyrim. Any recommendations on a decent graphics card, I've seen a lot of people recommend a GTX 560ti but would that future proof me for a good while?[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-6950-PCI--Graphics/dp/B004ULFWAI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1326811096&sr=8-3[/url]
[QUOTE=doonbugie2;34257539][url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-6950-PCI--Graphics/dp/B004ULFWAI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1326811096&sr=8-3[/url][/QUOTE] is this a reliable brand because to be honest I've never even heard of "VTX", also my i3 should in no way bottleneck the card at all?
[QUOTE=sphinxa279;34257572]is this a reliable brand because to be honest I've never even heard of "VTX", also my i3 should in no way bottleneck the card at all?[/QUOTE] Probably and no it wont bottleneck it.
VTX isn't that reliable, it's one of the worst GPU brands.
[QUOTE=SataniX;34259277]VTX isn't that reliable, it's one of the worst GPU brands.[/QUOTE] People say that about Powercolor too, but I've had one of their cards running for a year almost constantly.
[QUOTE=vexx21322;34233643]Does anyone know anything about ultimatum gamekeys site, or g2play.net?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Teh Zip File;34234268]I used g2play to get BF2 a few years ago, worked fine. Haven't used Ultimatum but I haven't seen anyone having problems with them.[/QUOTE] Okay, I can confirm that ultimatum is legit.
Just acquired a 40GB Intel 320 Series SSD, does anybody have any suggestions on what I can possibly use it for?
[QUOTE=sphinxa279;34260845]Just acquired a 40GB Intel 320 Series SSD, does anybody have any suggestions on what I can possibly use it for?[/QUOTE]A boot drive? :v:
[QUOTE=TehWhale;34260850]A boot drive? :v:[/QUOTE] yeah was thinking of using it for my main windows drive, was just wondering if there were any other uses which were beneficial apart from a 5 second boot time?
[QUOTE=sphinxa279;34260922]yeah was thinking of using it for my main windows drive, was just wondering if there were any other uses which were beneficial apart from a 5 second boot time?[/QUOTE]Nope
[QUOTE=TehWhale;34261153]Nope[/QUOTE] Re-installation of windows it is then, cheers.
OCZ is sending me a 60GB SSD in return for some broken RAM.
[QUOTE=doonbugie2;34261302]OCZ is sending me a 60GB SSD in return for some broken RAM.[/QUOTE] I got this one from where I work, customer said they were going to throw it out because they didn't want it, I told them I'd have it for £20 and they accepted.
Yeah but your SSD is coming from a reputable brand, OCZ's SSDs perform amazingly well but have a %50 failure rate. I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad, it was either a PSU or a SSD.
I must be in the lucky 50% then!
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.