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    Advice on new build

    Hi, went for the 16GB Patriot, got a great deal on Samsung 250GB ssd on ebay sold as brand new (we will see). So that completes the buying just waiting for items to arrive now, then finding time to do the build. Hopefully the O/S install goes without a hitch and i will take it from there to...
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    Advice on new build

    Hi, kirbyrj Thats great info that you have the same board and cpu and are pleased with it, hope i am. Does this asus board still do start pc from space key. To late for the graphics card purchased one yesterday, I only have the memory and M.2 ssd to get now. I was leaning towards the Patriot...
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    Advice on new build

    Its been quite awhile since i have used amd, athlon was my last chip. As i now recall they done things differently then, probably what attracted me to them. Thanks once again for your help
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    Advice on new build

    I have had a look at some benchmark tests for these two chips 3600/3400 g and the 3600 edges ahead. Who though thought it was a good plan to omit the graphics. I have decided to go with the 3600 and use an asus passive graphics card. I have a 1GB knocking around somewhere, will have a search...
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    Advice on new build

    Just added the ssd info to update what i had said previously but forgot to give graphics info. Glad you brought it up or i would have been looking at a blank screen on first start-up and scratching my head asking what has gone wrong and getting the technical hammer out for some adjusting. I am...
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    Advice on new build

    Hi, thanks for your reply, the power supply is a Corsair CX500M (500watt). In my first post i said i would be using M.2 ssd, Slight correction to this it will be, Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 250GB or 500GB NVME SSD. Hoping its fully compatible with this board.
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    Advice on new build

    Cheers for the reply, good to know its a decent pick. Just need to do the qvl list now pick an M.2 ssd and i am done. Only one question the psu i have is a decent make but cant remember its name, its 450 to 600 watt will that be sufficient for this new build.
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    Advice on new build

    Going to build a new system sometime this year and would like some advice. My present set-up uses an Intel i5 processor which i would say is at least five years old, this in conjunction with a samsung ssd and 8gig of ram sitting on a Asus mobo it has been a quick and efficient system but getting...
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    Lenovo,s what would you pick

    Hi, thanks for the input. I cant see anything that will be processor intensive from the use it will get so it looks like the i3 may fit the bill. I thought the 6gb of ram would be plenty but I can see what your saying about 8gb. Couldn't agree more about the ssd, they have to be the greatest...
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    Lenovo,s what would you pick

    My wife is looking for a new laptop as the Toshiba she has now would drive you mad with its slowness. She uses the laptop for web surfing, emails, writing documents, watching tv/films and plugs wireless headphones in to listen. I am pretty clueless with laptop processors so would like a...
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    Is this a psu fault

    Just a moment of madness, not thinking something out before wading in at the deep end.
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    Is this a psu fault

    Took the psu out and checked the capacitors, one small one (couldnt see the value) looked a bit dodgy with a slightly curved top. Trouble was it looked like it would need major surgery to remove it. So i decided to reinstall and see if i could get it to run just to give me some time to order a...
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    Is this a psu fault

    Thanks once again, i am going to take a look at the psu innards and also the capacitors on the mobo, see if i can spot anything. Oh and dont worry i am well versed in working with electrical items if a little rusty but you will not be held responsible for any mishaps :D
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    Is this a psu fault

    Thermonuclear,thanks for the in depth reply very informative. I see what you are saying about shorting the pins now. I made a mistake with the date of the psu its actually December 2004 still quite an age though. The model No.is HPU-4S425 and it was rated at 77% efficiency. Here is a link to...
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    Is this a psu fault

    After my last post i put the pc into standby started it up about 4hours later and no problem coming out of standby. Thermonuclear After the above do you think it could still be a capacitor problem. When i bought the psu it was considered quite a high end model. I am not quite sure what...
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    Is this a psu fault

    If it is the psu it would be a relief as i was thinking could it be the mobo, all the hassel that would be. I am hoping someone may have come across the problem before and can say what it is. Another thought was the psu underpowered for the job and its finally had enough. Forgot to say before...
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    Is this a psu fault

    I have a problem with my pc which started yesterday, i had shut the pc down and just as it was near closing down i remembered the way you do i had something else to do on it. So i pressed the space key to boot up again and nothing happened, i dont think it had got all the way through the...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    ZXTT That sheds some light on it but when i had only XP installed the front panel USB 3,s were operating at USB3 speed. I have checked the bios and XHCI and its set to smart auto. In device manager win XP under usb i have the following entries ASMedia XHCI controller Generic usb hub...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    grambo, i like XP and according to this site http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57407968-75/windows-xp-wont-give-up-top-spot-without-a-fight/ its still the most popular OS with windows 7 in second place. I have win 7 on another disk but dont use it as much as XP. I just cant think of a...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    To get this sorted I had to buy a seperate usb 3 front panel and run the cable from it out through the rear panel and plug it into one of the rear panel usb 3 sockets. I cant believe this mobo doesnt support usb 3 front panel from the 20 pin onboard connector when running Win XP. Saying that...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    posted in error
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I have recently bought a P8Z77-V and i am having problems with the front USB-3 ports. My system is set up with 2 ssd,s one running XP-pro the other running Win 7, operating independently of each other using a boot manager. The first OS i installed was XP-pro and the front usb-3,s worked with...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Thanks jaska915, you saved the day.
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I thought i had gone through every option in bios setup but jaska915 is correct it is there. Found it here, Enter bios make sure your in advanced mode, then scroll along top selections to advanced, click on it, then select APM from the menu that opens and you will find start from space key.
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    Advice needed on new system

    OK thanks, that clears the graphics question up. Regarding the sata positioning, i had a lovely steel plate which was just near enough to stop access to them. I could force the top ones in but it was pushing hard against the mobo connector, luckily the steel plate had holes in it so i was able...
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    Advice needed on new system

    I may give 7 a go the next time i have to reinstall the os, 8 maybe out by then. Had a bit of time today to start to appreciate my upgrade the speed of the ssd is no doubt aided by the fast processor which runs at around 30 to 32c with system fans runing at about half speed. Not that its got...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I have just bought a Asus P8Z77-V and have it up and running but on all the other Asus mobo,s ive used there has been a section in the bios were you could select wether to start PC from the keyboard or with the mouse, its one of the reasons i like Asus boards. I have looked through the bios but...
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    Advice needed on new system

    Yeah it takes your breath away, dont know what it will be like say three months down the line but at the moment i couldnt see myself going back to an old style harddrive. I have a sata drive set up as a portable, connects via esata if i leave this switched on when ive turned of the system on...
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    Advice needed on new system

    Just a quick update, i am totally blown away with the speed of my new PC absolutely outstanding. 30 seconds to load XP to a working desktop, 3 seconds to load IE8. Everything is just so quick, just a pleasure to use. I am still loading progs and transfering stuff and cant give it as much time as...
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    Advice needed on new system

    Thanks for the input winston9t4 but i had already pressed the buy button. DejaWiz, sure will.
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    Advice needed on new system

    A faster than necessary CPU never hurt anyone, i think your right there RamonGTP. Anyway i let my impulsive streak get the better of me and i have bought the i5 together with the Asus mobo, 60GB agility ssd and 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte #996995 (2x4GB) 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin...
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    Advice needed on new system

    First decision made, definately going with intel. Some info on my present system so people know what sort of speed i am getting at the moment; Processor = AMD athlon 64 x 2 dual core 4200+ Mobo = Asus M2N-E socket AM2 Ram = 2GB ocz ddr2 ram RamonGTP, i see what you are saying...
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    Advice needed on new system

    Thanks for the replies all Been doing a bit of pricing on the kit DejaWiz recommended and the cheapest price i have found including the ssd is £392.81 so it would be within my budget. I have picked these three ram items, which would be the best (The G-Skill is the cheapest) Ram is so cheap...
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    Advice needed on new system

    Thats not along time to wait to see if the i3 makes an appearance, gives me plenty of time to price up DejaWiz, parts. DejaWiz, thanks for the recommendations i will price that lot up, dont really need 128GB ssd dont store much. It looks like i can get a decent system well within budget, im...
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    Advice needed on new system

    DejaWiz, maybe about £400. I would be needing the motherboard, processor, ssd - (cost around £55) possibly memory, presently have 4 gig of ddr2. I would be using my present case and power supply and running win-XP pro. RamonGTP, when is the ivy bridge i3 due.
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    Advice needed on new system

    I am considering building a new system but i havnt kept up with technology so i am a bit lost as to what processor would be best. I have mostly used AMD but i dont mind what make of processor is recommended as long as i can use a ASUS motherboard. I really only use my system for internet...
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    Core 2 Quad Q8400 what motherboard

    Cheers BillR, thanks for your input. I dont think there will be any overclocking but its nice to know it will be trouble free if there is. YELL, thanks for your input to. I will certainly take a look at the GA-P43-ES3G and copare it against the Asus boards that have been recommended and the...
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    Core 2 Quad Q8400 what motherboard

    Thanks for the input Repeater. I have come across this asus board with a P45 chipset its a good price to http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/uk/uk/asus/p5q-se2-socket-775-chipse/771734/fiche.html#tech-desc How does it compare with the other asus boards that have been recommended...
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    Core 2 Quad Q8400 what motherboard

    Thanks for the advice spine, its appreciated. The price of those boards seems reasonable enough. Is there much difference between P43 and P45 chipsets, i ask this as the new build is to try and do a comarable but cheaper version of this...
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    Core 2 Quad Q8400 what motherboard

    Can no one give a bit of advice, i could do with it. I havnt kept pace with stuff or done any builds for about 2years so well out of touch. The 4 scan links i gave are no good now so can be ignored. Just some info on an Asus board to suite would be appreciated. Thanks.
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