I have recently decided that I want to try to save some money by, instead of buying a new computer as a HTPC, simply use my laptop, a Lenovo T400.
The T400 has a VGA out, and of course a headphone jack.
The TV I am trying to use is a standard definition TV with an input that...
My girlfriend's computer is running the specified hardware, and it is starting to lag behind. I am wondering what exactly I should be going for here. I am guessing I will need to buy a new CPU cooler, but not sure what is the best bang for buck. I am looking to increase speed...
I am trying to make a budget PC that is capable of running 720p video out to my TV which is connected via S-Video.
I am considering either AMD or Intel, no real preference either way. The processors in question are:
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz -...
Hey, all. As of right now, I am using a Dell 2407WFP AO3. In Windows 7 and Windows Vista, I am unable to play Warcraft 3 @ 1280x1024 with scaling disabled. Whenever I click "apply" for disabling scaling, it will simply default back to allowing my monitor to handle that. However, when I go...
I finally got my X3 720 today, and I am anxious to OC. I have the big ole fatty Xigamatek cooler.
As of right now, I have the bus at 200, stock.
The multiplier is at 17.5
The voltage is at 1.400
Should my voltage go any higher? I want to make sure that this OC...
So, today I decided to upgrade my Phenom 9750 to a X3 720 black edition.
At around 11AM, I order. I check back at 1PM, and its already shipped.
I tell you, they gotta be doing something shady and or possess magical powers O_o
Hey, everyone. Got a bit of a hard to decide on choice on my hands.
My current system configuration is:
Phenom 9750 @ 2.6 ghz (won't go any higher :( )
2x2GB DDR 800
XFX ATI 4870 512MB.
Now, obviously my Phenom is quite the bottleneck in a lot...
Hey, everyone. I recently made the switch to a quad-core. I have a 9750. I also got a nice beefy cooler on it (The Xigmatek), but I am having trouble getting a good OC.
As of right now, all I have tried is to up the bus. I got a slight overclock, but only got it to about 225. I am using...
Hey, everyone. I am hoping to build a new, low cost HTPC. I am not in the loop with just about anything HTPC related.
The TV that I am hoping to hook this up to is a 30" Flat screen (Not flat panel) CRT TV. It has composite inputs. I believe this makes it not HDTV.
I am hoping to keep...
Hey, all. Planning to pick up one of these two, but I really know nothing about AMD boards.
I use only 1 video card, so SLI/crossfire are not needed. I am looking to spend as little as possible while still having a top notch chipset!
Hey, all. I am considering an upgrade to a Q6600. That being said, I do not upgrade often. I want this to be an upgrade where I can keep the processor around for a while. I know the the 9550 is a lot more expensive, but is it justified?
My only concern is to not be CPU bottlenecked in...
Running on the setup in my sig, is my 8800 GT the bottleneck? Or is it maybe the CPU that is bottlenecking? I run WoW @ 1920x1200. I noticed in task manager that WoW uses around 600+MB of RAM. Does it doing that maybe mean that I need a 1GB video card?
Hey, all. I am currently running a Audigy 2 ZS. I have been told by many that it just may be time to upgrade that. What should I get?
I only use a 2.1 speaker system and headphones. I do gaming and listen to music. Nothing too fancy needed really. Just looking for a worthwhile upgrade...
I finally decided to give overclocking a try, and boy is this stuff weird.
First of all:
2x2GB DDR 800
I took the Bus speed up to 329. THis should result in about 3.0ghz. Now, when I go into CPU-Z to check on that, it says my multiplier is now 6...
Gaming on a 24" at 1920x1200
E6600, 4GB ram, 8800 GT
EVGA GTX 260 216 OC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143156
Gigabyte 4870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125225
Looking to upgrade because I have been running Warhammer Online and...
I just bought Warhammer online. Funny story: The town I live in has **NO WHERE** that sells it, so I had to buy it from Direct2Drive. Unfortunately, it is a 10GB installation file, so its gonna be going a while.
Here is my current rig:
I am trying to set up an MIRC server for Warcraft 3 players across the world for organized 1v1 games. The problem is, I do not know what I am doing at all.
This is the objective:
Have a IRC chat server where plenty of people can connect and chat with each other.
Help? Thanks in advanced :)
Hey, all. In the recent days, I have been experiencing an issue with my 8800GT. Before I dive into it, here are my specs
E6600 @ 2.4
2X2GB Patriot 800mhz
EVGA 8800 GT
Enermax Galaxy 620.
Running WoW @ 1920x1200 with all settings cranked.
Currently having an issue with my laptop and its wireless.
The set up:
WIFI device: Intel 5300 AGN.
The issue I am having is sudden complete disconnects from my wireless. In addition to such, I am getting massive lag in World Of...
Greetings! I recently pulled the trigger on one of the new Lenovo T400s :D
Though it may not be here yet, I am already trying to plan out how well the 5400RPM hard drive it came with will fare. Originally, I did not want to get a 7200RPM drive due to heat, noise, and power usage.
Hey, everyone. Looking to upgrade my OS drive. As of right now, I have a very old 37GB Raptor with 16MB buffer. It is considerably loud, but loads games noticably faster than my 7200.10 320GB Seagate.
Is there in any way an in between? I really do not like having such a loud drive, but it...
I was about to purchase a Lenovo SL400, but I noticed I am completely unable to customize it. It won't even let me upgrade the battery.
Am I doing something wrong? All I see are different configurations, but none of them able to do be done manually.
EDIT: I now realized that this only...
Hey everyone. It is time for me to buy my laptop for university, and I am really leaning towards the XPS 1330. My main concerns are mobility and battery life. Should I go with the 8400? Will it use much more battery? Or if I am not going to be gaming much, should I just decide to NOT game...
Girlfriend's computer recently got a bad video card, so I am replacing it.
After looking around craigslist for something nice, I found a 6800 Ultra and a: http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/sys/684587771.html
Which is recommended? Thanks!
I've decided to make the switch from 2GB of 667mhz RAM to 4GB of some other, higher clocked RAM.
Now I have a few choices..
or 2x of this...
After selling my eee-pc, I have decided to move up to a more powerful laptop.
I'm mainly looking for 14" screens that are mobile and light but still has an 8400 or so. Trying to keep it under 1k. Any ideas?
I have recently been having an issue where I can not install ANYTHING in my program files (x86) folder. For some programs, this is avoided by just installing to a different directory. But recently, I am getting an error about not having permission to read or write to program files (x86), even...
Hello, [H]! I recently upgraded my 7950 GT to an ever so awesome 8800 GT. The performance is beautiful, and puts a big smile on my face.
But what does not put a smile on my face is that when I try to check "Disable scaling" or "scale with fixed aspect ratio"...It simply doesn't. It will...
Looking to buy a new storage drive, but know it is in my best interest to consult to gurus at hardforum before making any decision. I've heard great things about the Samsung F1's, but Seagate has done me well. Is there anything new on the horizon? My main concern is low noise, high...