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23 May 2012 - 05:37 PMWell, I figured I should attempt to upgrade my computer a bit sometime later on. I need to try and get a video card, since that's the only major part I'm missing. I was going to get it when I bought all my computer parts, but when the prices in Hard Drives skyrocketed, and I really wanted a 1TB Drive, I had to take it out (and unfortunately, I can't remember which one was it now). I can't say on how much I want to spend. I would definitely say less than $200, or maybe even less than $150 if possible. I just would like something that was good and capable of playing higher quality games (kind of like Sonic Generations, but maybe more) and even those 3D engine/hacks you guys are producing.
My computer specs:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CD/DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
Case: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
I'm sure most of that isn't important here, but whatever. I dunno when I'll buy the part, but better to ask now than wait later, right? Lastly, out of curiosity, but including or excluding the graphics card, how strong do you guys think my computer is, exactly? I just would like an opinion, cause I may or may not attempt to get better parts in the future depending on where I stand at the moment. Just wondering.
13 September 2011 - 07:59 PMI wasn't really planning on making this topic anytime soon, but I figured now should be the right time, rather than wait till the last minute.
I've been talking with a few friends about computers, and especially custom made computers you can make yourself. I've known for a while that custom computers are a cheaper, but effective way to get a good computer, but...wow. I didn't expect it to be a really good thing. I'm thinking about it now, but part of me really wants to get a new computer by buying parts to make one, or if it is a good thing, buy a Do It Yourself Kit. Whatever is better. What I need help on is that I dunno what parts or kits to get for a great price. I kind of know what kind of computer I want to get, but I dunno if the kit would be a better idea, or there's some really good parts that the kits don't have. If it helps, the computer I got now is a Dell Inspiron 537, that I got on sale a couple of years back. The only difference is that it's running up to 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB and Windows 7 instead of Windows Vista.
Truth be told, I'm not exactly a wiz at what goes on within the computer, which is kind of why I'm asking for help.
I dunno how much money I'm going to need, but I guess my current maximum limit for just the parts (excluding monitor, OS, and so-on)...is, I guess anywhere between $300-500, although that could change in the future. I'm trying to get something before the year is up (I don't have that much money yet either, but hopefully I will soon).
I'm basically looking for a good performance computer, especially for something like games and programs like Photoshop. I do want to get more memory on the new computer, so I'm thinking...8GB should be good, especially how cheap it is compared to back then. I have heard the whole AMD vs. Intel thing, but it seems like AMD might be the way to go, right? Also, a friend of mine (who is also good with computers, but I can hardly contact him) showed me TigerDirect a while back, which seems to be alright, but I've seen Newegg, and wonder, which is better?
I'm currently looking for some good parts, but I would like your opinion on some parts if you know any. When I find a good amount, I'll try to come back and ask what you guys think, but if you know any good stuff, please share.
29 December 2010 - 03:25 PMSo, after my computer went through the whole reformatting thing, I tried to install my printer. But it doesn't work for some reason. Part of me is thinking this might be the reason on why. I looked in my C Drive, and there's an extra folder, called "Program Files (x86) (x86)," which...I never seen before. It only appeared when I tried installing the printer. The thing is, the printer files appear in both the Program Files (x86) and (x86) (x86), but it appears they've split or something.
Maybe because my printer isn't working because of this brand new folder that probably doesn't belong? I'm thinking the Driver I downloaded from the site could've caused this. I mean, whenever I try to uninstall the printer, I always get some kind of error saying that it might've been uninstalled already.
I tried deleting the folder, but access is denied (I'm guessing I would have to sign in as an Admin or something? I dunno how though. Never tried it.). I know there's a program called the Unlocker, but I don't think it works well with Windows Vista.
Anyone know what this is all about? What can I do?
27 December 2010 - 02:08 PMI bought this scanner from Epson called the Epson Perfection V300 Photo, and, it appears everything seems to be installed, but I cannot scan from the Epson Scan button or the button directly on the scanner. The program just doesn't want to appear. Now, I can scan from programs like Paint and what-not, I think, but not from the program itself. I even checked the .exe program in my C Drive. It appears to be the same results. The Event Manager says that it cannot find the Driver, but after checking everything out, it appears it did install. Maybe something corrupted the Driver's installation, or what? I even used the Driver from the website.
I have asked the support group from the site, and they didn't exactly help...
Someone help me out, please. I don't want this new $90 scanner go to waste. x_x
By the way, I use Windows Vista 64 bit.
08 June 2010 - 05:20 AMApologies if these "glitch" topics are getting old, but this has been something that has bugged me for such a long time and I can't find anything on it, as far as I know...
A long time ago when I played Sonic Advance 2 on my GBA (Silver), sometimes, very rarely, but sometimes, the game will gltich. The glitch is that the game will start up at 100% for you. I mean, all rings collected, Chaos Emeralds grabbed, Amy unlocked, final area, Boss Attack, Chao Garden, etc. However, once I reset the game, the game will go back to it's current game completion percentage (All I remember is that I had the game beaten with everyone except Amy, and one Chaos Emerald). It only happens once a blue moon, so getting to happen again requires a lot of restarting...or you just gotta get lucky.
The weird thing is that it never happened when I played on my Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, I cannot test it out again because my DS Lite (DS got stolen years ago) is messed up, and my GBA is somewhere packed up. So...yeah.
Has this happened to anyone at all?
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