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Revenge VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

We see too many posts on problems which were covered about a week before from 1-post wonders. This thread should be the place for all small questions that require only one or two members to explain things. A nice neat system of questions please, such as putting "Q:" before your question and quoting the question when answering - eg. Q: What does PCI stand for?

Q: What does PCI stand for?

A: It stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect. Q: My mouse keeps becoming unresponsive. What could it be?

Q: My mouse keeps becoming unresponsive. What could it be?

A: Try these steps: 1. Check cable connection 2. Ensure the latest drivers are installed 3. Make sure mouse is recharged properly if it is wireless 4. If it is an Optical Mouse, check the light is constant on the bottem etc etc. If this threads takes off I will try to add popular questions to this, the original post for quick referencing. Fire Away! [EDIT]Here is a useful site to use to calculate what power supply you will need for the components in your computer.[/EDIT]




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#2 13 years ago

Perhaps there should be multiple threads, for certain types of problems. I like the Idea of a GF Tech FAQ. Perhaps a Vs FAQ so we don't have yearly repeats of.

AMD vs Intel Linux vs Windows vs Mac ATI vs nVidia Creative Labs vs Turtle Beach vs Other sound Card KDE vs *Foot* (excuse me Gnome.)

some dude long forgottenQ: My mouse keeps becoming unresponsive. What could it be?

5. If it is an optical mouse, make sure its on a clean level surface, that is a solid color. :D :naughty:




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#3 13 years ago

Q: I'm getting a 256mb 9600 pro for christmas(all that i could get along with ram and sound card) I have read they can run far cry at about 30fps on very high and other games at a recent frame rate. Is this card as good as what they say?




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#4 13 years ago
PethegreatQ: I'm getting a 256mb 9600 pro for christmas(all that i could get along with ram and sound card) I have read they can run far cry at about 30fps on very high and other games at a recent frame rate. Is this card as good as what they say?

A: Yes it is. The 9600 Pro is nearly as good as the 9800 Pro which can run Far Cry at about 30 fps on Maximum settings. I have proof from a magazine and will scan it if you want it.




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#5 13 years ago
RevenA: Yes it is. The 9600 Pro is nearly as good as the 9800 Pro which can run Far Cry at about 30 fps on Maximum settings. I have proof from a magazine and will scan it if you want it.

I'd like to see it then plz:D. I also read on tomhardware that the card is good buy for the money and pwned the xf5600. Q: how much of a difference in speed would you get from using a sound card?




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#6 13 years ago
PethegreatQ: how much of a difference in speed would you get from using a sound card?

It's not so much a question of a speed gain as a sound card is integrated into most computers. The difference is in the capabilities of the card, ie better quality audio, for larger speaker systems with more satellites.




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#7 13 years ago
PethegreatI'd like to see it then plz:D. I also read on tomhardware that the card is good buy for the money and pwned the xf5600.[/QUOTE] Ok I will upload it tomorrow. I can't be arsed getting the magazine from my collection tonight and I have a File Network meeting. [QUOTE=Pethegreat]Q: how much of a difference in speed would you get from using a sound card?

Its not so much speed difference, but quality as Chiefy said. It will free up slightly more RAM though.




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#8 13 years ago
RevenIt will free up slightly more RAM though.

This is not true as the computer will already have its own soundcard built in. Sound should take up no RAM at all.




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Q: Will a 400WATT PSU be enough for an AMD Athlon 64 3500 Skt 939 a 40GB and a 120GB HDD, 1GB of Corsair XMS PC4000 RAM and a Radeon 9600XT?




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#10 13 years ago
Q: Will a 400WATT PSU be enough for an AMD Athlon 64 3500 Skt 939 a 40GB and a 120GB HDD, 1GB of Corsair XMS PC4000 RAM and a Radeon 9600XT?

A.Sounds like you'll just have enough left over to plug up a USB device. :p I've heard its the recommended minimum, not the actual minimum.