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As a case fan, I doubt it broke anything. Buying a new fan would replace it and add the airflow that has been lost by it not working. Unless your computer is crashing and/or slowing down more than normal, I'd assume there isn't anything wrong.

It's not working :)

When I turn on my computer, the light goes on, but nothing happens beyond that. Nothing shows up on the screen.

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I want to upgrade my computer... it is becoming obsolete :)

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Graphic card: http://anni.si/trgov...6950-2g-gb.html
Processor: http://anni.si/trgov...m3-x61090t.html
Mainboard: http://www.asus.com/...lus/M5A99X_EVO/
RAM : =2x4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz - kingston
Case: http://anni.si/trgov...h-df02bbop.html
Power Supply: http://anni.si/trgov...-lc6650gp3.html
Hard disk = http://anni.si/trgov...d-72-32-cb.html
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SSD for OS - 60 GB

Grn, I need your feedback about this configuration, well there are slovenian websites, but take a look of model.

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What about Tigerdirect?

Tigerdirect is great. I shop at many different Compusa's all the time. By the way, what will we do for the people that don't even know what RAM is? :)

Graphic card: http://anni.si/trgov...6950-2g-gb.html
Processor: http://anni.si/trgov...m3-x61090t.html
Mainboard: http://www.asus.com/...lus/M5A99X_EVO/
RAM : =2x4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz - kingston
Case: http://anni.si/trgov...h-df02bbop.html
Power Supply: http://anni.si/trgov...-lc6650gp3.html
Hard disk = http://anni.si/trgov...d-72-32-cb.html
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SSD for OS - 60 GB

Grn, I need your feedback about this configuration, well there are slovenian websites, but take a look of model.


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you could also use ccleaner to make it faster downloads.net
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Tigerdirect is great. I shop at many different Compusa's all the time. By the way, what will we do for the people that don't even know what RAM is? :)



Nice.

I get this computer for 650 $ :flower:

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So I'm putting together an i7 build...

Basing it on this processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070

My internal debate comes with Mobo and RAM. Mobos are just a guessing game for me (although I prefer to stay away from biostar and gigabyte - I haven't found them to have the best quality boards), and from what I can tell, as long as it's DDR3 and not some random off the wall brand, RAM will be OK.

right now I have:

mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131730
RAM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145345

Opinions?

I plan on keeping my 9800GTX+ for a couple months here and then upgrading to a GTX570, and would like to keep the SLI option open (so there must be at least 2 PCIe x16 slots on the mobo)
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I have bad experiences with Nvidia's graphic cards, well I would take AMD's one..
I recommend you AMD HD 6970 cheaper and better.
GTX 570 vs HD 6970


And I recommend you, to buy SSD disk. If you buy good computer, SSD should be in. (60 GB is enought, for important programs and for OS).

Edited by piks, 01 October 2011 - 06:09 AM.

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System Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
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Processor:Intel®Core™ i3 cpu m 370 @2.40ghz (4cpus), ~2,4ghz
Memory (RAM):3072 RAM

Under the display tab:
Name:Intel ® HD Graphics


Im on a laptop, what would i need 2 do too upgrade? and make it faster better.
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Laptops are notoriously difficult to upgrade. About the easiest thing to upgrade is your RAM, which might make a difference, but not enough to play any games. Your biggest limiter in those specs is your GPU, which can't be upgraded without lots of work that there aren't too many people that are comfortable doing it.
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If you've got Intel HD graphics you haven't got a chance of upgrading to a better graphics chip. Intel HD is an integrated chip, so your motherboard probably doesn't even have the capacity to host a GPU.

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New computer :]


Processor: i7 2600k 4.0 GHz
RAM: Kingston Hyper 1600 MHz, 8 GB
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68P-DS3
Disk: SSD corsair force Sata 3 120 GBđ
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Piks, how much did you paid?

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Piks, how much did you paid?

I work in company - computer store, sells parts of computer etc. and I got really cheap all parts of computer, I got it for about 800€. On the net, will be more expensive (1100€+).

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System Manufacturer: Dell Inc
System Model: Inspiron 560s
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Memory (RAM): 8 GB

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I would like recomedations for parts to upgrade an emachine since i have one lying around would like to make it better for running servers and APB thx.
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Is $1000 worth it for me to upgrade from this?

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Last Week I have already upgrade my PC. I have update my CPU's RAM. The old one has 1GB DDR2 capacity and I have replace it with the 3GB DDR3. So the speed of my computer has little bit fast.
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Im buying an i5 3570 (without the K) 3,4GHz and 8Gigs of RAM. Im using a radeon 6670 1GB GPU. Can anyone experienced suggest a decent Z77 motherboard within the 100-200price?

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Under the system tab on the dxdiag window:
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
System Manufacturer:Alienware
System Model:M17x
Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5886MB RAM

hey guys i have this alienware m17x and it sucks I never really understood harware stuff with cmputers or upgrades i was wondering if some one could give me advice on how to max out my gaming expirience with this computer, i can barly run skyrim in full screen and farcry has to run window mode so as you can understand alienwares bullshoot they do not have anything good in there fancy laptops, this is the m17r1 i belive so it is an older vertion . I an run apb relouded without lag on lowest quality still didnt try it on other setting. so if someone can give me any tips or advice on how to better my performance i will really apreciate it and if some one can give me tips on graphics cards or any other stuff i might need to get for this comp please do share i live in hawaii us, work most the day but im off saterdays if you guys wanna chat to better assist me ty.

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You can go with my specs if you like, I can run Skyrim on max with graphic mods and APB on max while streaming too. Correct me if im wrong, but the m17x is a laptop right? If you don't need to be mobile, forget the laptop and forget alienware. I'd go Alienware any day if I were to get a gaming laptop however. Anyways, build your own PC or have someone else do it for ya. It'll be much cheaper and you can get a better computer than the prebuilt ones.

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You can go with my specs if you like, I can run Skyrim on max with graphic mods and APB on max while streaming too. Correct me if im wrong, but the m17x is a laptop right? If you don't need to be mobile, forget the laptop and forget alienware. I'd go Alienware any day if I were to get a gaming laptop however. Anyways, build your own PC or have someone else do it for ya. It'll be much cheaper and you can get a better computer than the prebuilt ones.

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thanks for the advice i looked up some skyrim mods that fix the graphics, i cant run apb in full graphics because it lags too much i dnt have bad internet i got high speed comcast so idk why so laggy only 2 shooters that ever lagg are planet side two and apb, should i redownload the game ? or should i get better graphics card? only reason i cant build my own gamming pc is because i dont know how . i can figure out how to pt it together but as for parts no idea what to buy.

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thanks for the advice i looked up some skyrim mods that fix the graphics, i cant run apb in full graphics because it lags too much i dnt have bad internet i got high speed comcast so idk why so laggy only 2 shooters that ever lagg are planet side two and apb, should i redownload the game ? or should i get better graphics card?

It seems like your PC can't handle the game. Based on the specs that you gave, you're gonna have to do some upgrading
System Manufacturer:Alienware
System Model:M17x
Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5886MB RAM


You're gonna need more than a dual core cpu. When I was running on a dual core I was getting mad FPS drops in game, which stopped when I went Quad. Try going for at least a quad core, you're ram is good enough, you didn't post your graphics card but from what your saying it sounds like its not a great card. You can try the 6770 I have on my PC or something better.

only reason i cant build my own gamming pc is because i dont know how . i can figure out how to pt it together but as for parts no idea what to buy.

One of the things I did when I first got into PC gaming was asking friends about what parts to get, how to install, etc. You can also go to newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, and various sites to look at parts and see what you like. If you want to know more about what's the "best" cpu, graphics card, etc, do some research. Try tomshardware.com or go to to sites like cnet and PCmag for reviews, info, and what not.

It's fairly simple to build a PC. I learned basically through trial and error

Also, this video helps alot :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot0h4G-BmJM&hd=1

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It's not working :)

When I turn on my computer, the light goes on, but nothing happens beyond that. Nothing shows up on the screen.


Could be a problem with the motherboard or CPU I've had plenty of these where the fans spin, lights come on
but no boot or signal to the monitor. Also many of the older Nvidia Gpu's had overheating issues and desoldar
off the main board.

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Changed my mind- I will go for a laptop. Currently I am leaning towards Asus G75vw. Suggestions are still very welcome.

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hi
my computer sucks guys
i need a whole new one with no more than 5000 pounds
and for u to know iam from egypt
thanks :)
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hi
my computer sucks guys
i need a whole new one with no more than 5000 pounds
and for u to know iam from egypt
thanks :)


Go buy all the most expensive parts you can find! =D

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i am facing some problem to my computer, i can't upgrade

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Why should we upgrade our computers especially to play your mommyty garbage patootie non working gosh darning games. your games say great action and adventure when I cant even move in them because of the bullshoot graphics and mommyty service. Fallen Earth looked awesome but Steven hawking probably did more moving in his chair then I have with 10 levels of my character. Your games are mommy and I hope you enjoy eating Koreans assholes because that's probably what you had to do to get the cheap patootie software for these games.
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