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by goodguy
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: os win 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: os win 7

Hi. Many thanks for all the generous responses. Is it the media centre that is causing the improved sound and graphics performance? i was reading that win 7 has wasapi which connects your media player directly to your soundcard bypassing layers of windows software thereby improving the sound quality...
by goodguy
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: os win 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

os win 7

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this post. A friend of mine recently moved over to windows 7 after being a die-hard xp supporter for many years and i noticed that has soundcard sounded better, graphics card looked even better, but i don't know why this should be. Now i am ready to ta...
by goodguy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: friend needs help

Hi. Many thanks. i do understand. So are you saying if i were to play a dvd file the audio and video would be identical to using an actual dvd player, if so would it be like using a budget, quality or true audiophile type dvd player as there is a quality difference between the three. Many thanks. Jo...
by goodguy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: friend needs help

Hi. Many thanks for the email. Yes like you can see the advantages in it, my sister would love one if it was any good difficult to tell from just looking at pictures on the web.
by goodguy
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

friend needs help

Hello and thanks for reading this post. Does anyone have experience of the newish media players now available. These are an alternative to playing back movies on pc's and support most codecs such as avi, mkv, xvid etc How does the picture and sound quality compare with playback on a pc. Are they a s...
by goodguy
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: New Build

I dunno. I've run xp pro for years now without a problem. I n-lited the installation disc and used xp lite to remove unwanted components, thing runs like greased lightning. My sister got a laptop preloaded with vista as did my brother, man was it dragging, Bloat Bloat Bloat. I got sick and tired of ...
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Problem installing XP
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: Problem installing XP

Yes, i have a gigabyte 785 chipset mobo and phenom II combo. I have noticed in the bios it was running the ram at the wrong speed so I have had to go in a few times and correct this. Maybe this is a problem with the board, and there could be a bios update to fix it. Ma be applicable to your situatio...
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Problem installing XP
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: Problem installing XP

You could try taking it up fractions of a volt, as long as it is done for short peroids it should be okay. It may be that the mobo does not support the speed you are after (something of a long shot) you would either have to overclock or underclock the ram, and either undervolt or overvolt, that is t...
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Thoughts about my new Netbook
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: Thoughts about my new Netbook

Whereabouts are you going to be selling it, ebay? I'll keep my eyes open. Notebooks are good, not good for extreme gaming. Anyway the pc market is dominated by home theatre and internet. Not that many people use pcs for extreme gaming, i'm more of a nintendo wii man myself. Thanks for listening. John.
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Problem installing XP
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: Problem installing XP

I heard about this problem before. Apparently the ram likes to run at 2.2 volts but the mobo runs it at a lower voltage by default, you can crank it up in the bios but i don't think it will go up high enough. Haven't done it myself so can't be 100% sure. Best answer would be to raise the bios voltag...
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: friend needs help

Many Many THANKS!!!!! for the info. Yes i've got a raptor at the moment, it started making the click of death so have made a rma for return to WD. At the moment i'm using an old scrap drive, so will need to buy a new hdd very soon. Just didn't realise they were unreliable. Am looking for a high dens...
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: New Build

Isn't vista a pile of crap,

i mean that in the nicest possible way.

A good upgrade for you would be to use a ssd drive. i got one in. Makes a big difference
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Confirms Double sourcing Athlon II X4s Processors
Replies: 7
Views: 3271

Re: AMD Confirms Double sourcing Athlon II X4s Processors

Check youtube, so many ways to unlock cores. I saw a guy turn a dual core phenom II 550 into a 4 core in just a few minutes.
by goodguy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: which system is better??
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: which system is better??

the gigabtte ga-ma78gm-s2h is a very popular board, i had one for about a year, highly recommended!!!!!!
by goodguy
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 3
Views: 850

friend needs help

Hi. I was thinking of upgrading to a ssd drive and wondered if they are any good. I only use my pc for surfing, reading emails, maybe the odd movie, very rarely gaming. Although the manufacturers claim higher specs for ssd's, people on forums are saying that in real life situations you would barely ...
by goodguy
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: friend needs help

Which reg edit program should i use? I know that i need to go to hkey local machine>software>microsoft>windowsnt>current version>wpaevents>oobetimer and chage the values to F d5 71 d68b6a8d6fd53393fd, but when i use the regedit it only lets me access the registry for the c drive which at the moment ...
by goodguy
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: friend needs help

Hi. Thanks for the mail. Yes there is an error code, forgotten what the number is. I tried safe mode, it says that it can't activate windows while in safe mode and directs me to re-enter in normal mode. That's all i can think of, i got rid of internet explorer and now it can't activate, and it doesn...
by goodguy
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

friend needs help

Hi. I am a new bee sorry that should be newbie, and i really need to ask a question. I apologise in advance and hope this is the right place. I really am stuck and need a kind word of advice. I can't log onto my pc, it keeps saying xp needs activating, when i click on "yes" it just says something li...
by goodguy
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: friend needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

friend needs help

Hi. I am thinking of purchasing a laptop. I have an asus xonar dx2 (pci-express) and a creative elite pro (pci) soundcard and would love to keep them. Is there any way to use them with the laptop. Could the laptop be opened up and the card inserted into a vacant slot, or is there any kind of externa...
by goodguy
Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: AGP Aperture Size?
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: AGP Aperture Size?

Just set it at 256, then go up everytime you switch on your pc, if you notice a difference then stick with it. The sytem is allocating ram for video usgage

which may deny it to the system, system performance may go down as a result.