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New Boxen problem; any ideas? by Mimic
Just built my new box and its running ridiculously slow. just over 2mins to boot to the login prompt then a further 1min 20 to get to the desktop, its a new install of xp pro. The spec is as follows, a couple things, it has dumped after a bugcheck a couple times, last time i had this it was due to...
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August 15th 04 02:26 PM
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64-bit or 32-bit: When will it matter? by aether
Building a computer from scratch. It'll be built for someone who'll use it for alot of things, but tilted in the 'gaming' direction. Should whether the processor is 64-bit or 32-bit matter? If not, when? If so, how so? In other words, should I go AMD or Intel? I understand AMD is slightly faster...
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June 17th 05 09:56 PM
by David Schwartz Go to last post
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Trouble booting now totally out of service by Robert Heiling
System placed in service Jan 2001: PC-Chips M805LR motherboard with VIA KT133 chipset, Athlon 1GHz cpu, 512MB SDRAM, AGP video It has run with a number of HD's & OS's over the years including Linux, Win98 & Win2K, & with LILO and NT-loader. I've always kept the boot sequence at Floppy--CD--HD...
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July 12th 05 07:06 PM
by Robert Heiling, P233 Go to last post
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This problem has baffled everyone... by Nick G
The following problem has confounded every IT friend and support person i have presented it to and appears to defy logic so i am throwing it to a broader audience of experts to see if it elicits some ideas. Thanks in advance for considering it and apologies for cross-group posting! Problem:...
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May 22nd 04 04:01 AM
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Wi-Fi Ranges by Neil[_2_]
So, I was at the local sandwich shop last night, and I noticed I was able to pick up a signal from a local T-Mobile hotspot, which I have an account with. It was only one bar out of five. But I was able to connect to it and surf the web without any problems. I then looked up the hotspots in the...
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January 10th 08 10:46 AM
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Help! DSL modem is dead by Newbie
Forgive me if these are not the right groups but I am trying to squeeze a post in somehow: my dsl modem is dead and I need a new one. Problem is, without internet connection, I don't have any of my usual tools of learning or shopping! My modem was 5 yrs old, came with SBC dsl when I first signed...
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October 25th 07 08:30 PM
by Tom Stiller Go to last post
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Why mechanical failure causes HDD being undetectable by bios or OS ? by andy
Hi! Could someone please explain why in the case of *mechanical* failure HD becomes sometimes undetected by BIOS and/or the operating system (e.g. win xp or linux)? If it was an electronic failure then such behaviour would be obious, but why the same happens with some mechanical failures? When...
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September 8th 04 09:01 PM
by Ron Reaugh Go to last post
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Power supply, but no power??? by U. Cortez
I believe a power surge toasted my power supply the other day, so I replaced it with a new 350W ATX PSU. After removing the burnt psu, I screwed the new psu into the case, hooked the ATX power supply to the motherboard, and hooked up power for various components (HD's, CD-ROM's). The...
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September 2nd 05 12:31 AM
by PWY Go to last post
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at the end of my rope/IDE cable :) by Steve Rennick
hi all! first-time poster, and really hoping i can get some help from the collective wisdom here. my system is very unstable. it either hard-locks (have to re-set or power right down, including the power switch at the back of the case), or it randomly reboots (the hard lock usually happens...
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January 9th 04 12:37 AM
by Steve Rennick Go to last post
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Help: Windows XP Spontanous shutdown by [email protected]
My PC has been experiencing spontaneous shutdowns for a month now, with increasing frequency. I'm not sure if it's hardware or OS related. I swapped in a spare ower supply, but that didn't make a difference. I don't think it's a capticity issue on the PS, as it's a 430W powering 2 disk, 2...
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June 8th 04 10:02 PM
by An Unexploded Scotsman Go to last post
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Any ideas why my new RAM won't work? by David[_15_]
Hello, Can anyone suggest to me why my new RAM sticks won't work? I had 3 x 128mb PC133 SDRAM. I bought 3 x 256mb PC133 SDRAM to replace them. The PC won't even boot up with them. I've tried one of the new with two of the old etc. - every combination I can think of, but in vain. I've had to go...
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September 10th 08 09:07 PM
by kony Go to last post
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Dell Notebook computers sharing IRQ 11 by sheets
I have a dell notebook and it's firewire port shares IRQ 11 with: IRQ 11 Dell C840 OK IRQ 11 Intel(R) 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2482 OK IRQ 11 Intel(R) 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2487 OK IRQ 11 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)...
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January 12th 04 01:46 AM
by Sheets Go to last post
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Xeon 533 FSB or P4 800 FSB ? (Corrected post) by Manish M.
Hi Guys, I am planning to build a high performance workstation. So I know I want a dual chip system with SCSI. Form Intel's site it appears that Xeon is a better chip BUT the current Xeon available here in Toronto is mainly 533 MHz FSB. These days the P4 with 800 FSB AND higher clock rate is...
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December 22nd 03 01:54 AM
by Bill Davidsen Go to last post
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Did low voltage cause the pc to fail? by Greg
G'day from a long way away.... I am struggling with an argument about a couple of damaged home computers and I was wondering if anyone can help???? The switchboard for a suburban house was replaced in November 2003. Since February 03 various appliances in the house have failed, including three...
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August 22nd 04 03:16 AM
by James Sweet Go to last post
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Darn, is my Hard Disk Drive finished? Can't read it. by eb7g
I have a 120GB Western Digital Caviar that is less than two years old. I was rendering a movie from it when it froze and then nothing could read it again. The computer bios will see it, but windows can't. Can't seem to access it in anyway, even to reformat it. It spins and seems fine.... Any idea...
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August 13th 05 10:40 AM
by Xrayman Go to last post
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Upgraded to AMD XP processor, now windows slower! by dbd
Hi, I have an Abit Kt7a mobo and just upgraded my 1.33 GHz processor to a 1800XP (happily running at 2GHz). The strang thing is that in Windows (2000 Pro) when I ran the UT2k3 benchmark the FPS dropped by 5, instead of going up because I now have a faster proccessor. Currently windows sees it as an...
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December 18th 03 07:56 PM
by Midnight Go to last post
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Whet /Drsytone comaprisons? by Karolus des Reyches197
What is the real life significance if an AMD 1100 computer gets around 4000 Dry stones and a IntelP4 3.0 GHZ gets 9000?
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January 20th 04 05:50 PM
by Kevin Lawton Go to last post
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Graphics card problems round 2 - Quick Answer Needed: Computer keeps freezing after switch on. by Ian
Right, to follow up on all the other messages about my XFX Geforce FX5200 card in this thread (or broken thread on Google), they've sent the card back, saying it was okay. The following are the messages exchanged between myself and Propellerhead, the agent for Pine / XFX Force in the...
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February 13th 04 08:27 PM
by Ian Go to last post
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Sound chipset on Abit NF7-S by John_2001
In few months I'll buy MB ABIT NF7-S with Sound SoundStorm 5.1 chipset, and Barton 2500+ Now I have P3, ASUS motherboard and Creative Labs Live 1024 sound card with 3D Surround. Is it SoundStorm chipset better than my old SB Creative Labs sound card? Can I continue to use my old SB CL on my new...
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October 2nd 03 03:33 PM
by John Russell Go to last post
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Help me understand additional memory and impact on computer speed by jersie0
I just upgraded the memory in my 4-year-old Windows 98 Dell, going from the 128 meg it came with to 512 meg. Part of this was to reduce the small number of times the computer locks up when playing a game, or when many applications are running, but I also understood that this would cause a...
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February 23rd 04 11:17 PM
by ICee Go to last post
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