Cool master is a good brand for PSU's.
Hence the Agree. I think.
Oh alright. Still wondering if that heatsink will fit however.
I hope it'll fit with some extra room cause I'm getting the windowed version.
Guys, recently, I've been having many problems with games, when playing almost any game, my computer starts making sounds as if it is having a hard time render the game and I get horrible framerate drops, my computer supposedly is able to run Battlefield 3 on high, but on even the medium settings my computer starts getting terrible framerate drops, it happens in almost most of the recent games that came out, I thought that my specs are the issue but they're not that bad, any ideas what component I should upgrade in order to get this computer performing better?
These are my current specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2.33GHz
4GB of ram
and my GPU is NVIDIA GeForce 550 Ti
I am pretty much illiterate when it comes to computer components, so if there's any other info that you need from me tell me.
I want this problem sorted out, It's horrible playing anything with those insane framerate drops I keep getting in most games.
Download HWmonitor and see if you can get some temperature readings while not using your computer intensively and when you are using it intensively.
can someone point me in the direction of a drive bay adapter
e.g a 5.25" drive bay designed to hold a 3.5" device
nvm found one
Thinking about getting a GTS 450 + a small PSU for an external gpu enclosure, only problem is i don't know where to buy an enclosure...
For my work/school laptop, can't directly modify it due to a contract i needed to sign to get it.
Some serious shit is happening:
I don't know why, but ONLY facepunch.com works, any other websites (google, moddb, youtube, imgur etc) doesn't even ping. I can browse this site without any problem but other hosts are somehow blocked or I don't know, but I didn't change any settings, it just happened and I can't solve it.
Other programs can't reach the internet too.
Can you help me please?
It is completely clean (only comments).
Whatever it was, I cleaned up my startup config and the problem went away.
Windows is so mighty sometimes.
Weighing up my options here, do i double up my HD6950 or get a single GTX670?
Laptop was dropped and is now showing this funky trip whenever you open up the start menu, any ideas?
If I have a case fan that's broken (power cables), can it cause problems to everything else (freezes, strange errors) when plugged in, or will the fan itself just act bad until it dies?
Sounds like the graphics chip is cracked.
Any good guys?
(HDDs would come out my old system, so no need to buy as well as optical drives)
I need a laptop for college and these are the ones my school is offering, is it worth picking one of these up? Or can someone recommend me a better one. Prices are in USD.
HP Probook 6560b - $909
15.6 Inch Display with Webcam
Intel Core i5-2520M Processor
Windows 7 64bit
250GB 7200RPM hdd
HP EliteBook 8760w - $1,654
17.3 inch display
Windows 7 64bit
500GB 7200rpm hdd
AMD FirePro M5950
HP Folio 13 - $999
13.3 Inch Display
Intel Core i5-2467M
Windows 7 64bit
Intel HDD Graphics 3000
I'd take the Folio 13 personally, since it's an SSD and only 13.3'' screen.
Travelling to college and back would be easy with that.
That being said, the Probook is the best value.
The EliteBook you should only really consider if you're using the FirePro, which you probably won't be unless you're doing animation or other render intensive courses.
Anyone know of some other good voip programs besides Skype?
What case is this?
Whats a good, easy virtual machine (or whatever they're called), I'm thinking of switching one of my old laptops to Linux (taking coding classes in the fall, and I want something to mess with), any recommendations?
So, I had to reinstall flash player, and everytime I do, I get this error.
Could anyone give me a quick guide on how to tell the power of graphics cards? My college sucks to much to actually teach.
That being said you can estimate based on the card.
AMD cards have 4 figure numbers, e.g.
The first, the 6, is the generation.
Then you have the class.
Then finally, the power.
Essentially, the higher the better - 6970 > 6870 > 6850.
However, the generation isn't that simple as a low-end card from a newer generation may not beat a top card from the previous generation - for example, a 6970 will still beat a 7750.
It's the same with Nvidia, really, except with only 3 numbers, e.g. 670
6 is the generation, then the 70 is the power.
680 > 670, etc, and the same applies with generations.
You should be able to run torchlight and torchlight II (pre order II on steam! it comes with the first one for $20)
They're both diablo clones but are still awesome in their own ways, and TLII is better than D3 IMO, the beta was super fun
Is there some kind of program that will let me use an irc client (preferably just my mIRC client) inside games? Sometimes I just want to play a game like mount and blade while still being able to see irc without having to alt-tab out...
use your phone