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Offline Doctor Z

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #615 on: June 25, 2009, 10:21:23 am »
Oh... Really?

Well, that's helpful..


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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #616 on: June 29, 2009, 09:29:15 am »
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #617 on: June 29, 2009, 10:51:21 am »
The socket type for your processor doesn't match your motherboard.
Your processor is LGA1336 while your motherboard is LGA775.

It's imperative you keep those matched or else it won't fit. :P
775 is older though. Going out even. If anything I'd step up the motherboard to suit your LGA1336 processor.
Try this section instead -- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=5&subid=1283

There's also some stuff about FSB I'm probably forgetting. It's not important to match up, but it certainly helps your performance if your motherboard has a high max FSB.
That way, you can upgrade to a higher FSB processor or RAM. I think.
This was something I considered when making mine. Not sure if it's explained right but whatever.

In any case, that motherboard x processor is a problem. Better have another look around.
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #618 on: July 09, 2009, 03:06:44 pm »
So I'm now writing this from my new PC. It's awesome and stuff.

A massive thanks, mainly to Pat. Cheers.

Edit:

Ah dear, I knew I screwed up somewhere.

Blindly I installed my 2 540 GB SATA hard-drives as RAID...so now I only have 540GB total capacity.

Is there a quick fix or do I have to reset the whole thing?
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #619 on: July 09, 2009, 05:50:50 pm »
I've never actually done RAID myself. I would imagine that since one HDD is only a copy, that you could disable RAID and then reformat the copy drive without any serious issues. I'd sit tight for another opinion though.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #620 on: July 09, 2009, 06:01:33 pm »
I changed where they were connected to but somehow it still manages to load the OS.

Formatting the disks would take me back to the start right?

How do I go about doing that?
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #621 on: July 09, 2009, 06:05:11 pm »
You can format the disks via your OS install disk. And yes, that will take you back to zero.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #622 on: July 09, 2009, 06:09:11 pm »
Good enough for me. Just stick it in and press "format"?
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #623 on: July 09, 2009, 06:33:39 pm »
Uh, no there should be a setup program where you can select the hard drives and decide what you'd like to do.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #624 on: July 09, 2009, 07:44:48 pm »
Make sure you set them up as striped RAID. This makes loading times much faster and still gives you the total file space of both disks combined. I'm not sure if it's RAID 1 or 0 or whatever.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #625 on: July 22, 2009, 07:58:37 am »
So i'm looking at a couple of graphics cards here, and i can't see the diffrence despite the huge price diffrence, so i thought i'd ask here just to see if im missing something obvious;

card 1

card 2

EDIT; just found another one thats even cheaper than the other 2

card 3
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #626 on: July 22, 2009, 09:01:30 am »
The second card has double the memory clock speed if these data sheets are to be believed. That means that the Video RAM is better and would account for the added cost; however, looking at the third, I see that the clock speed is 1998MHz (the first card had a clock speed of 998MHz and the second a speed of 2000MHz) so I sort of suspect that there may be a typo on the page for the first card.

Either way, I'd get the third card. It's very nice! :)

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #627 on: July 23, 2009, 07:01:29 pm »
I need a new mother board. Its going bad. That means I need new ram. I should also just get a new processor to. Maybe a power supply. My geforce  8800 gt is still good :)
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #628 on: July 23, 2009, 07:03:34 pm »
That's a lot of money you're talking about. You don't have to get new RAM or a new Processor if you don't want to. Can you tell me what model motherboard you have currently?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #629 on: July 23, 2009, 07:10:41 pm »
Abit Ip 95.
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