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by slacker2
Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Athlon XP 2400
Replies: 2
Views: 645

I have already checked that. All I would have to do is update my bios so my mobo would recognize the chip.
by slacker2
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Athlon XP 2400
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Athlon XP 2400

I am thinking of upgrading my current cpu, which is an AMD 1.4. I am probably gonna go with a XP 2400, but when I went to newegg to see what the price was there were 2 different kind of cpu. One was a "thoroughbred" and the other was a "thorton". I was wondering if there is any differnce between the...
by slacker2
Wed May 14, 2003 7:35 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Computer Case
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Computer Case

Hi All, I have a case question for all you hardware experts. I want to build a new system and I picked the following components at newegg.com: Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail Socket A AMD Athlon/XP/Duron (support AMD XP3000 "Barton") Chipset: NVIDIA nF...
by slacker2
Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Start-Up
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Start-Up

I was wondering what the minimum number of programs that need to be running for a computer to run correctly. My problem is that my wife has installed all kinds of crap on my comp and now when I start-up there are a ton of things running in the background. I can turn some of them off but I am unsure ...
by slacker2
Wed Jan 01, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Nic Adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Nic Adapter

I HAVE A CABLE MODEM CONNECTION AND I CURRENTLY HAVE A REALTEK 8029AS NIC CARD. THE CARD IS ABOUT 4 YEARS OLD. I WAS WONDERING IF IT WOULD BE WORTH UPGRADING TO A NEWER NIC CARD. WOULD I SEE AN IMPROVEMENT IN INTERNET PERFORMANCE IN REGARDS TO INTERNET GAMING AND SURFING? THANKS SLACKER SYSTEMS SPEC...
by slacker2
Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Upgrading CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Okay lets then take this one step further. Assuming I get either the 4600 or 4200, which manufacturer would you recommend. I have read alot of reviews and it seems Gainward and Visiontek get the best reviews, but I think I trust the opinions here more.

Slacker
by slacker2
Tue Nov 26, 2002 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Upgrading CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Sleep. Why not the 4600 Ti? Just wondering if there was a reason why you would chose the 4200 Ti. I have the nice option of price not being a consideration if that was your reasoning.

Slacker
by slacker2
Sat Nov 23, 2002 7:16 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Upgrading CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

GOOD POINT!! Never thought of it from that point of view. What's the point of having the power if you cant use it. I will have to check the specs but I think you are right about the AGP port. And if thats the case now we are talking about a whole system revamp which I really don't want to do right n...
by slacker2
Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:41 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Upgrading CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

I am running windows XP and currently got 512 ram (can go to 3GB). And I stand corrected I can upgrade from a 1.4 to an AthlonXP 2000. I have a Giga-Byte GA-7DXR motherboard in a Raid configuration. Now am by no means a Tech Guru, so I will leave it up to you guys. If I did upgrade my cpu would I se...
by slacker2
Fri Nov 22, 2002 7:38 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Upgrading CPU
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Upgrading CPU

I currently have an AMD 1.4 as my processor. My motherboard will support up to a 1.8. So that got me to thinking about what I would need to do if I wanted to upgrade. So my question is can I upgrade my CPU without having to reinstall windows? Could I just update the motherboard drivers and bios and ...
by slacker2
Sat Nov 09, 2002 6:40 pm
Forum: Icewind Dale II
Topic: Favored Class
Replies: 7
Views: 998

BlackJesus666 are you sure about that. If I remember you dont receive a xp penalty when you have a favored class as long it is only 1 other class you have levels in. If you had a character that had levels in fighter and cleric (no xp penalty). But if you had levels in fighter, cleric and rogue you w...
by slacker2
Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Internet Log on problems
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Internet Log on problems

Hey all, I have a friend that has AOL and everything was working fine. He did the install of the new AOL (tried to download from the net) and now he cant seem to connect onto the internet. He says that it tries to connect to the modem but it never does and then his system locks up. He says that his ...
by slacker2
Sat Aug 17, 2002 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Cd-r Vs Cd-rw
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Let me see if I understand. So then what you are saying is that if he has a file saved to a CD-R and he opens it up. He modifies that particular file then when he saves it to the CD-R again it will not re-write/replace that file, instead it will put a new updated version of the file on the CD-R. SO ...
by slacker2
Fri Aug 16, 2002 5:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Cd-r Vs Cd-rw
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Cd-r Vs Cd-rw

TODAY I WAS ASKED BY A CO-WORKER ABOUT WHAT KIND OF CD WOULD BE BETTER TO USE WHEN THEY WENT ON TRAVEL. THEY ARE WORKING ON A PRESENTATION AND ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON IT. SO AFTER I THOUGHT ABOUT IT I WASN'T EXACTLY SURE HOW EACH FORMAT WORKS. I TOLD THEM WHAT I THINK IS THAT A CD-R WILL BE...
by slacker2
Mon Aug 12, 2002 4:12 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Networking Home Comps
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Networking Home Comps

I have been doing some research on networking my 2 home computers up to the internet. I am using a cable connection and would be using WindowsXP as my OS. I would like to avoid using a router and from what I found out I would need a crossover cable and obviously another network card. SO I was wonder...
by slacker2
Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:18 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help with computer problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Ok so changed the bios order for boot. When I did that it said that no operating system could be found. So then I thought I would boot right a windows cd and do an install. But after it started the install it just freezes. So I am assuming that there is something drastically wrong with the HD. Now I...
by slacker2
Mon Jul 15, 2002 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help with computer problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Well i tried a defrag and I got the bluescreen of death. So i told him to to get the quickrestore cds. I started the process and everything was going fine and then it crashed. Now when I try to boot again it gives me a cdr101: not ready reading drive N. Im no expert but im guess his hard drive is do...
by slacker2
Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help with computer problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Mr Fibble,

The OS is windows 98 and from what my friend says this problem only started in the last couple of months. He has had the system for a while now. Can this problem spring up or would it be happening from the start?
by slacker2
Tue Jul 09, 2002 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help with computer problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

ok here are the specs that I could find from the comp and my friend. Its a compaq amd 450 with 56 MB of RAM (NO ONE needs to say anything about RAM I already read him the riot act about RAM) Im still not sure what kind of motherboard or HD he has. He is looking for the documentation. As it turns out...
by slacker2
Mon Jul 08, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help with computer problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Help with computer problem

My friend has a computer that he said had been giving him errors and then crashing. Now im no expert by anu means but I do have a clue. I borrowed his comp and started playing with it. First thing I did was try a scan disk to make sure his hard drive was okay. The scan disk gave me an error and then...