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by Merlin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10646

Re: dual channel

Ok so I was looking around in my "stuff" and I found a 2 GIG stick of hynix pc 5300U. I know its a bit slower than my PC2 6400 but wouln't 4 gig at 5300 be bettert han 2 at 6400 ? can I slot it and gett he 4 gig or will the speed difference cancel out some of it?
by Merlin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15703

Re: dilema

Darkstar...you are correct I cannot run DDR3 on this board, I plan on upgrading the MB and DRAM later this year when I have some more cash. I planned on spending around $150 now then another $150 in about three months and then finish up with around $250 for a MB and RAM. According to Gigabyte my cur...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15703

Re: dilema

I have XMS (2X1) PC2-6400 I was hoping to add to for cost reasons. I know I will only have 4Gig in the end but I can live with that until I can go up to DDR3.
by Merlin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4383

Re: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor Review

I know this is an old thread for an old review but I am way behind on tech these days ,real children have taken the place of my former electronic ones when it comes to my $$. My question is...in the test system specs you listed the EVGA 8800 GTS as the video card used but in the caption under the be...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15703

dilema

I have a problem...I can upgrade my CPU to a Phenom II X4 965 Black for $150 and upgrade the OS etc. later or I can upgrade the OS and add some Ram now and get the 965 later. Both Are $150 give or take. What say you all??
by Merlin
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: XP to Win7
Replies: 15
Views: 4996

XP to Win7

I will be updating my OS for the first time in nearly ten years from XP to Win7. Can I use the windows backup utility in XP and then restore using a utility in Win7? If this plan is not the best could someone please recommend what I should do. I suppose I could do a dual boot system for a while and ...
by Merlin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10646

dual channel

Ok so I have four slots on my MB. I only have two sticks of 1Gig each. As long as I select the same dual channel kit I have now can I buy two more 1 Gig sticks for a total of 4 Gig and still be in two channel or do I have to scrap what I have a get a 2X2 set??
by Merlin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Sockets
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Sockets

So If I have to do a piecemeal upgrade the CPU would need to be first.
by Merlin
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Sockets
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Sockets

I see a lot of MB that can take AM2 , AM2+ and AM3 CPUs does that mean that a MB that only lists AM3 can run an AM2 CPU like that listed in my Sig??
by Merlin
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Question

Tru dat...BTW love your tag line Bubba
by Merlin
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Question

Cool. So it sounds like I need two OEM copies and as long as I wait a few months from the initial install I can upgrade my MB and CPU with no problems. Correct me if I am wrong here.
by Merlin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Question

how well will Win 7 run with only 2 gig of DDR2? I don't really want to buy more DDR2 ram if I am going to upgrade the MB to a DDR3 board soon and I cannot afford the Ram, MB ,and OS all at once.
by Merlin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Question

So with the OEM version , If I install it now and upgrade my CPU in 3 months will I have a problem? Other than support from Microsoft is there any difference between OEM and Full reatail versions as far as how many systems you can put it on or upgrading the one system it gets put one first?
by Merlin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Question

with an upgrade version wont I have to fully install and update win XP prior to installing Win 7 if I have an HDD fail or some other problem that requires a fresh install?? Also what are the differences in the full retail version and the OEM system builders version. One says its 64 bit the other doe...
by Merlin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Question

I have a PC with Win XP on it. My wife has a dell laptop with Vista on it. I want to upgrade both to windows 7. Will one OEM system builders copy allow me to do that or do I have to buy seperate copies? If I plan on upgrading my system soon can I also re-validate my copy more than once?
by Merlin
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: wii laser
Replies: 0
Views: 4081

wii laser

My wii messed up. The little plastic tab that contacts the "worm" gear to move the laser messed up. I see lots of laser eyes for sale online for around $10. The pictures all look like they are missing the little plastic contact arm. What do you all think....is the plastic piece there and just not sh...
by Merlin
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Post Your Rig!
Replies: 556
Views: 223855

Re: Post Your Rig!

perhaps trouble shooting this should go to another thread...sounds like a RAM issue now that you say vista crashes it.
by Merlin
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Post Your Rig!
Replies: 556
Views: 223855

Re: Post Your Rig!

I have an AMD X2 5000 black and I run it at 3.0 constant with no prob. I concur that you may have a heat problem and nothing more. Do you have the RAM OCed? I would think you could get 3.0 easily on that CPU. Could be that the FSB wont go high enough if your multi is locked.