AFAIK, msconfig can do that for you.
AFAIK, msconfig can do that for you.
Hello to all the Geeks of MP.net
Have recently been doing lots of overtime at work and have decided its time to turn my hand towards building a computer. I've only ever upgraded bits and bobs before never ordered all the parts in a oner. So was hoping somebody could do me a quick idiot check for anything vital.
Was also wondering what the following specs are like in terms of long term useability (Am I buying something that will be massively limiting upgrade wise later on?)
1 x Coolermaster Centurion 5 All Black Case + 550W eXtreme Power Plus PSU
1 x MSI X58 PRO iX58 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
1 x OCZ 3GB (3X1GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 Gold XTC Triple Channel Memory Kit For i7 Motherboard
1x Inno3D GTX260 OC Edition 896MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card
1x Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
1x Pioneer DVR-116DBK 20x DVD±RW Dual Layer Internal IDE Black Bare Drive - OEM
Thankyou for your time,
New graphics card. HD 4850.
What in the **** is going on? I've tried four different drivers.
i recently built a new system with vista 64 bit. i knew v64 would be a pain to get working and wasn't surprised that the wireless card i had didn't work. i bought a new wireless card that gets a great signal, but when trying to get online with it pages take forever to load(like 5+ min)and only partially load if at all. any ideas why?
Last edited by WolverineBlue; 03-31-2009 at 12:37 PM.
Wilco, what temp is it running at? Does it happen in other games? Maybe try different gfx settings.
I'm not good with computers but recently I've been having a problem. When I shut down the computer and go back to start it up again, it likes to turn itself off while starting up. It'll happen a few times before it finally starts up. I've had this happen before, but now it's happening quite often.
One thing to not is that the cooling fan finally went to hell, could one of those cooling trays help out some? Not really in a position to buy a whole new computer just yet.
Also have some video files on a usb hard drive and some won't play very well, lots of pixelation and rough play with only the sound being smooth. Could it be because the HD is fragmented? Already tried running defrag but it doesn't completely clean up the HD.
Laptop coolerpads it will help but be careful and keep it well ventilated. The heat will slow things down and wear out the hardware. If you just place your laptop in a cool place with good air it would help too. (blow a fan across it or something)One thing to not is that the cooling fan finally went to hell, could one of those cooling trays help out some? Not really in a position to buy a whole new computer just yet.
Could be a corrupted file or codex. Is it just that video from the USB hard drive or all videos?Also have some video files on a usb hard drive and some won't play very well, lots of pixelation and rough play with only the sound being smooth. Could it be because the HD is fragmented? Already tried running defrag but it doesn't completely clean up the HD.
Last edited by Chulo; 04-06-2009 at 09:05 PM.
^ System overheating and automatically lowering CPU clock might be the reason why some vids don't work too well. Especially if they are high res like 720p or 1080p.
That said, you should really replace the fan. Either have it repaired under warranty or do it yourself if warranty is out. It's not too hard, you'll just need a screwdriver to open the laptop. If you're unsure find the hardware maintenance manual for your model. Most laptops can also be taken apart with some common sense if manual isn't available from the manufacturer (and there are no insturctions in the net).
The booting problem seems a bit weird. I'd try reinstalling OS (after you take care of that fan problem, it's urgent).
Yes, if the fan died you must replace it ASAP or risk cooking your processor chip. I did that to my last computer and it never recovered.
Yes, just the videos on the USB. Redownloaded the said vids on my internal HD and they worked. Guess my USB might be going bad. I'll clean it out and try defragging it again.
I'll definetely look into getting the fan fixed/replaced now. I think I'll get one of those cooling pads to keep me going while I research fixing the main problem.
I'll see what I can do about the booting problem. I'm sure that a false positive on my AV might have been the cause. I'll see if I can get a reinstall cd or something. When I first got this computer, it prompted me to burn to disk back up disk, so I'll see if I can find them.
Thanks for the help guys.
This is the specific model:
Last edited by ComradeMP 2.0; 04-06-2009 at 10:58 PM.