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by Merlin
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: strange readings
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: strange readings

I installed the drivers listed for the MB off of a Compaq support site. 15.49 nforce_win_vista_win7_32bit
by Merlin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: strange readings
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: strange readings

I have not had a chance to put that tool on it yet. The pic is it except the pic is rev. 1.0b mine is a 1.0a and the spot to the left is full with two more dimms.
by Merlin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: strange readings
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: strange readings

The MB is an ECS MCP61PM-HM rev. 1.0a the CPU is an AMD Athelon 3800+ socket AM2+. It has a Nvidia 7800GT vid card. The two 512meg sticks are both Hynix, one of the 1 gigers is Hynix the other is another brand. All four sticks are the same speed.
by Merlin
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: strange readings
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

strange readings

I installed CPU ID in my friends computer to see if the memory was registering as dual channel and I noticed that the Multi on the CPU was changing as I watched. Its a Compaq Presario desktop. Is this normal? Also the Ram will not run in dual channel.. I checked the slots and the I have two 1 gig st...
by Merlin
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: .DLL
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: .DLL

is there a way I can run a diag that will check all the .dll files?
by Merlin
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: .DLL
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

.DLL

A friend of mine asked me to see if I could fix his PC. so far all I see wrong is I get a " MSS32.DLL is missing" error on a few different games he has. What is this and how do I fix it?
by Merlin
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: opinions

thanks guys! I should have seen that in the specs.
by Merlin
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: opinions

If you find my questions tiresome then don't read my posts. Otherwise let me learn what I can by asking questions on a hardware review forum page. I get to upgrade my computer about once every two years so I know very little about what is available. If I could I would just buy an Intel i7 940 extrem...
by Merlin
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

opinions

X4 840 Propus 3.2...I know its not unlocked like the 955 BE but other than that at 3.2 for both are they not basically the same?? If I am not a OCer per say would the 840 propus be a good choice for me?
by Merlin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: The Thubans
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: The Thubans

in reality, the 1055T clocks just as well as the 1100T, just the 1100T is a lot easier, as is the 1090 If I was going to get another AMD system it'd be the 95w 1055T ALL AMD Phenom II chips can clock the same on any decent board (unless the board has crap FSB limits) and are always limited by tempe...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Product Improvement - Case Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Product Improvement - Case Fans

In order to be patentable it needs to be a significant enough change so as to make your fans clearly different. My uncle is a patent or mental preperties attorney and the anology he gave me was this. There are several hundred patents for shopping cart wheels. Most of them pertain to the material the...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 7077

Re: dual channel

I see that new egg has a corsair value select kit 2x2gig for $59 and they also have a 2x1 gig XMS 2 for $54 which matches what I have now. Which is better to have 4 X 1 gig of XMS 2 or to have 2X2 gig of value select? the price difference is very small. LAstly can off sized DIMMs rum in dual channel...
by Merlin
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

I have descided that I am going to get the X4 965 BE as soon as I can with MB, OS and RAM to follow as quickly as possible.
by Merlin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

Dragon Age, Crysis, Call of duty, The new Tomb Raider when it comes out, BAttlefield 3 will be coming soon. Mostly first person shooters and campaign style RPG games.
by Merlin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

The only reason I was considering another Dual core is that the socket AM3 has the DDR3 memory controller and I am not sure if any of the games I play will actually use the other two cores in a quad core.
by Merlin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

I know I am wearing this out but now there is a new question. I cannot find reviews for these on Legit Reviews and I don't read other peoples so what do you all think of these...Intel core I3 560 at $150, AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE is $89.00 !! X2 565 BE $119.00 I know the X4 965 BE is a great processo...
by Merlin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

LOL...I don't have to hide the parts but if there is $150 sitting around I will end up with a new cieling fan or some other useless practical thing like that.
by Merlin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

How do you keep the wife out of your PC update funds....I have to strike while I can.
by Merlin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 7077

Re: dual channel

I figured the drop was from speed. Considering the drop in 3dmark does that not also mean that there would be zero benefit from addingt he extra 2 gig?? My hunch is yes zero benefit.
by Merlin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 13312

Re: dilema

Thanks Major. I hear you and that was going to be my choice as well but I think Apop disagrees...Apop care to expound on your advise?

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