Also testing with a friend's hardware is out of the question as I know no-one using the same socket. Local stores are also not preferable because they tend to be rip offs here.
I also found that it is unlikely the power supply is the cause of the problem as I've now moved back to my old motherboard with a C2Q and I'm using the power supply with no issues.
Are there any (UK) shops where they'll have mechanical keyboards that you can try? I dunno what switch I want and I really don't want to spend a load of money and find out I don't like it
Or any other suggestions on what to do?
Is there anything better than the Samson Go Mic for the price? I need a stand for it too as I don't want to clip it to myself.
There's the Blue snowball for £50 with stand but I've heard they're overpriced, aswell as the Behringer C-1.
So lately my computer has been running like an old truck, and I'm not sure what's wrong with it. Basically I have to restart it about 2-5 times before BIOS will load up. All the fans run along with the GPU and CPU fans, the motherboard receives power, but anything connected to the computer ( USB devices, monitor, speakers, etc ) doesn't receive power/data at all. Anyone know what could be causing this?
I have two old hard drives in my computer that I got from my old family computer when it died. According to Defraggler, they have 50,464 power-on hours but the drive health appears to be good. Should I be concerned? And is Defraggler good or should I use the default one that comes with windows?
Well my internet download speed is about .8 something mps. Deciding to try and find a way to make the computer faster, I discovered two things.
I apparently have 919 gb of RAM, I think my computer is lying to me. Is this possible?
Some one is on my network connection, I have no idea who he is. Everything has passwords set and all, how do I remove this guy from the network?
For air cooling (especially sli) as you figured out- there are better options available.
How would I go about linking my Program Files folder on my 32 GB SSD to a Program Files folder on a 1 TB HDD?
I hooked up my Xbox360 to my computer using this:
And it has a optical audio port, I have a XFI XtremeMusic soundcard.
Now what I want to do is get a Toslink to 3.5mm jack cable and hook it up to the "Flexijack" of the soundcard.
Would this work?
Also, that's not RAM...
As for your space problem, download http://windirstat.info/
It shows you what's taking up space on your drive.
I might have no idea what I'm talking about but is there anyway to change the J6P2 into a CAT cable?
I hvae no idea what the hell my router is using and I need help (I might not be getting what internet speeds I'm paying for because of this)
Cable I'm currently using (2 pin)
The other cable coming from the wall (ethernet/cat?) and I have no idea what that's for.
It's an 8 pin.
Those pictures show just about nothing. Can you explain a bit more what exactly your problem is, which cable plugs into what and why you think that's wrong?
Is there any miracle way to speed up boot times on a PC? I have an i7 920 with 6gb of ram, but it takes my computer almost 15 minutes to boot up to the desktop and be in a state where I can use it, if I try to rush it it just lags like shit and gets me angry. It's gotten to the stage where I turn it on and go for a shit and when I come back it's still fucking loading. Tried cutting out the startup items on msconfic, there is literally only hardware related items/windows stuff on there, and it never used to be this slow. When I got it two years ago it was really quick.
the cable in the first picture, and the white thing, go into the wall, and that cable goes into my DSL part of the router
however there's that other cable sticking out the wall and I hvae no idea if I can use that as a CAT cable or not, and why I'm not getting 1.2+mb/s speeds like I should be.
Is a used PNY 9800 GT 512mb OC good upgrade from a 8600 GT 256mb?
You are not getting the speeds you are "paying for" because that's not the guaranteed speed. Take a look at your ISPs website and you'll see the guaranteed speed in the fine print.
The 8600 is a generation older and a midrange card whereas the 9800gt was the flagship card for the 9xxx series.
So you should have the 9800gt rather than the 8600.
also I'm pretty sure that's not the problem
internet usage is fresh, just reset a few days ago, no way I wasted 200gb,
and if I was capped I'd be going 25kb/s
I actually have two computers plugged into it - an ancient Athlon 900 shitbox, plugged into the VGA port, and the Mac Pro plugged into the DVI port.
The shitbox, being so old that it's actually beige, doesn't support power-saving modes. So it never sleeps - it's either fully on, or fully off.
There have been times when I have both on, then go get up for a snack or something. The Mac auto-sleeps, so when I come back, it's usually in sleep mode, and the monitor switched over to VGA when the DVI feed shut down.
But - here's the important part - the problem with the blank screen on wake can still occur like this. Ergo, does not seem to be the monitor.
Besides, I kind of need to upgrade the graphics card on this anyways.
gman003, care to help me out? you're good (understatement) at this stuff.
I don't know what type of cable I have and I want to use a CAT cable since that (to my knowedge) mightr be limiting my speeds.
The cable from your router to your computer (which is what I think you're talking about) should not limit your actual Internet speed. Even the slowest 20-year-old 10BASE-T Ethernet will run at 10 Mb/s. More likely it's 100BASE-T 100Mb/s Ethernet (possibly even Gigabit Ethernet, but that's not too common in home usage).
You realize that msconfig is kinda the worst place to check?
Anyway, download Autoruns and check what's set, alternatively check all Autorun locations manually.
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can someone explain to me why these two (almost) identical cards have a $30 price gap?
i watched the video and it seems the stx card is aimed toward headphone users. I have some really nice monitor speakers that I use always, so I want a card that'll be able to use their full potential. Does it matter if the cards aimed for head phone users?
i have both pci and pci-e available