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    Intel and AMD on same motherboard?

    Amd started out as an intel clone company when they went into the home market, cause they do make more the computer processors they make a wide range of ics for electronics
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    Let's Benchmark Our SMP Systems

    this other relative computer computer performance Dhrystone 2.1 8656 11682 kDhryst. 74 percent Whetstone 1885 2522 MFLOPS 74 percent Eight queens problem 9836...
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    Computer wont power up

    Easy way to test your power supply unplug it from ac and mobo take a paper clip and jumper the green wire to the grey wire, plug the ac back in,if it turns on that means the power is good. Its most likly a dead mobo, even if no caps are burnt up it dosnt take much to fry one of those...
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    Who's right???

    1st. Swap out the video card it could be that 2nd if the video card didnt fix the rpbolem check all of the voltages on the PSU, the powersupply can turn all of the fans on and still be bad. It needs a signal (power good) to fully turn the system on, i've seen about 20 PSUs at my job that...
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    Harddrive doesn't even power up...

    Without schemetics, and surface mount tools, and a good understanding off electronics theres no way ull ever fix it.unless its jsut one of the 4 pins on the power connector.
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    Problem With CD-Drive

    CD-ROM: 4X DVD or 16X CD-ROM is what the requirement is
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    Need help with a LED resistor...

    depends on your power supply, there should be ratings on the side of it, look for max current on 12v rail
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    Need help with a LED resistor...

    just remeber to add up the current of each branch to get the total and make sure you dont go over the power supplys max on the 12v rail also why only 1 resistor on each path in parallel voltage is the same on each branch thats on parallel to each other. So in that setup theyd all get 12v...
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    Need help with a LED resistor...

    I was just using the source voltage as an example Also if you wire these up in parallel you can put more then 3 on a line Because in a parallel circuit voltage is the same accross each branch. So if you have 5 branches each line will get 12v then you cabn have a resistor and 3 leds on...
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    Need help with a LED resistor...

    The optimum settings are 3.5v 20mA peak current so using ohms law V / I = R 12 / .02 = 600Ohms If i were wiring that up i'd go - negative - LED - LED -LED - 600ohm resistor - Posiive 12v /\ - LED - LED -LED - 600ohm resistor - Posiive 12v /\ - LED - LED -LED - 600ohm...
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    Quiet mod for mouse

    just look for a different style momentary switch most radio shacks stock them and chances are ull be able to find one that is quiet and that will fit the mouse.
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    well congrats man. have fun wit that rig.
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    I need opinions

    aye i thought of that, but when i posted that i had just gotten off work and was tired got some rest and now im bout to. anyone got a tool that can tell ya the memory info in windows, i dont feel like restarting it right now to find out dling shizna from a boys ftp and its 70% done. all i...
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    Need a quick reply for Cleaning cloths.

    yes anything lint free i also suggest buying some antistatic cleaning solution normal cleaners leave material behind this stuff dries with no residue.
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    I need opinions

    My pc is pretty good it does what i need it to but i'm thinking about selling it all i really want it for is playing world of warcraft and i think its a bit overkill for the game cept video card wise. I was just wondering if i should sell my system and what kind of money you think i could get...
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    At this point since it is a new rig you should return it, it sucks but there should be no problem like this for a new rig.
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    yeah its possible to put them into the other 2 ram slots.
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    :p i've got 2 years of a+ cert 1 1/2 years field experience in a high volume repair enviroment tho most of my time is actuallyy spent troubleshooting electronics which sucks cause i get to do less and less pc repair at work each month but yeah ya do tend to forget things. The whole...
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    Its most liky a bad ram stick just try them 1 at a time and if it boots with 1 of them in there and not the other you solved the problem.
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    now that its summed up to a memory issue, if your sure its seated right then you can have some bad ram sticks. The amount of static electrcity it takes to actually fry one of those ICs is so small you would never actually feel the shock. Since you have 2 sticks just try them 1 at a time
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    Help new A64 system won't boot - it beeps

    Instead of just guessing on what it is do you happen to know what bios you have. If so you can look up the bios beep code and it'll basically tell you what to look for. I'm surprised no one mentioned this already its one of the first things you learn to do in a+ You can find the bios...
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    Dual processor question

    I'll post this simple thing Go into the bios and on some socket 370 bios i've seen they have a mode pic or apic mode Apic mode = multiprocessor system if its set to pic then u'll only be running 1 cpu. Always start with the simple things before you worry about the OS.
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    Free A+ Practice Questions? study this, its a few years old and i can tell you from seeing this and actually having my a+ cert these are dead on from the test i took in 2003, the test has changed and so have the questions but this is a good example...
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    noob q: how to test hardware on new A64 system? Download this tool, install it, it'll create bottable floppys but its only a 30 day free trial i believe it may take 20 or so minutes the hard drive test surface test is why it takes so long. This will tell you...
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    Should I fix and repair or go new?? The things We Go Through :(

    I'd upgrade scavange what you can sell it for money to fund the new systemand not look back. And being an electronics technician i hate this idea of water cooling, water + electronics equals system dead. it only takes one liuttle leak to kill your system. I like the idea of having massive...