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Old 02-13-2006, 11:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Read some expensive computer magazines.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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http://www.tomshardware.com/
look there and google alot of stuff u want to know about, for any of the advanced stuff i would ask somoene whos been around a while, like someone said read the posts around here and other forums. try specalty forums for in dept suff.
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"Alienware" and "nice parents" don't fit into one sentence.

They put fancy names like Alienice, its just some simple aftermarket fans.

Lets not talk about how you got ripped off and talk about computers. My suggestion would be google. Google has everything you need to know. Read a few articles, then practice taking apart your computers and putting them back together. I only showed one of my computer-strupid friends how to put a computer together once, and they can do it themselves. That just goes to show how easy it is to build your own computers.

If you want good overclock, you want new ram, I know Alienware gives you crap ram. 2.2ghz is pretty fast for AMD processors. Get some faster ram and do some overclocking, You can pull 2.8ghz easy.

Your videocard should be fine. It is natural to have FRAPS lag your games. The problem is, windows is crap in itself, there are many things you need to tweak to get your computer running as fast as it could possibly be.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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thanks guys.. new questions:


I recently hooked up two monitors to my computer just for the **** of it. Its fun to play around with and have just tons of desktop space.. but can someone tell me.. will this lag my computer at all or hurt its performance?
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I do it, it doesn't slow my computer down at all.
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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[1] Aurora™ 7500

Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ Processor with HyperTransport Technology
Memory: 2GB Low-Latency Dual Channel DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz - 4 x 512MB
Keyboard: Free Alienware® Microsoft® Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse: Free Alienware® Microsoft® IntelliMouse Explorer
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround Firewire (IEEE® 1394)
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Chassis: Alienware® Full-Tower Case (480-Watt PS)
Motherboard: Alienware® nForce™4 SLI™ Chipset Motherboard PCI Express
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Optical Drive One: NEC® ND-3520 16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Free Alienware T-Shirt: Free Alienware® T-Shirt - Black
Display One: No Monitor
Display Two: No Monitor
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Gigabit Ethernet
Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimizer
System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 80GB Seagate® Barracuda 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
Security Software: Norton™ Internet Security ™ 2005
Alienware Exclusive Offers: Gamespot Complete - Free 90-day Trial (a $20.85 value)
Alienware Exclusive Offers: 10% off your next EB Games online purchase
Power Supply: PC Power Cooling 510 Express
AlienRespawn: Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad
AlienWiring: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $99.99 Value - FREE!
Desktop Enhancements: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager
AlienInspection: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $99.99 Value - FREE!
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra PCI Express 256MB DDR3 w/Dual Digital and TV Out
Chassis Upgrades: AlienIce™ 2.0 Video Cooling System - Astral Blue



there we go.. thats everything on my computer.. Can someone tell me how with this setup.. fraps could make my computer go to **** in a hand basket?
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your fine, all the parts should be very good for now.
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Did your machine come with an extra 480W PSU? Sinceyou payed extra for that PCP&C PSU? Also, what is an AlienAdrenaline video optimizer??
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Did your machine come with an extra 480W PSU? Sinceyou payed extra for that PCP&C PSU? Also, what is an AlienAdrenaline video optimizer??
i have no idea. lol
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if you ever upgrade and wanna sell the processor, you got a buyer right here!
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