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Forum: Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 02-23-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By brinks
Re: Mouse isnt being recognized

Maybe Windows is just installing generic drivers for it causing the mouse software not detecting it as one of their products.

Not sure if their are any specific drivers for it, or updates that are...
Forum: Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 02-23-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By brinks
Re: Mouse isnt being recognized

Try going into the device management and under 'Mice and other pointing devices' uninstall the drivers, then try plugging your mouse in again.
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 02-23-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By brinks
Re: Vid Card N00b Question

I think that Turbo Cache works by borrowing additional memory from the system memory to use as video memory.

Basically, the video card will have a default frame buffer size of 64MB, however if...
Forum: System Upgrades 02-23-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By brinks
Re: Buying a New Graphics Card for My Pc!

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 is the motherboard... you have a a pcie x16 slot, so your motherboard will be compatible with those graphics cards.

Also, what brand model is your power supply?
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 02-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By brinks
Re: Computer comparison help requested please, from a novice

No, the Dell has a better graphics card... it's just that Sony's screen resolution is 1080p while the Dell is either 720p/900p depending on the model.

You're looking for a gaming laptop, so...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 02-23-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By brinks
Re: Computer comparison help requested please, from a novice

Processor:
- Dell has a similar/better processor than Sony.

OS:
- Dell use Windows 7(can change to Win 8), Sony has Windows 8. Both similar OS

Memory:
- Sony has (4GB Fixed Onboard + 4GB...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 02-22-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By brinks
Re: wanting to build a PC

You can do this combo deal to save a few bucks, plus get better ram.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 02-21-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By brinks
Re: May build a new computer

Wireless Adapter:
Edimax EW-7612PIn 300Mbps Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCI-e Adapter - Scan.co.uk (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/edimax-ew-7612pin-300mbps-wireless-80211-b-g-n-pci-express-adapter)
...
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 02-20-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By brinks
Re: My Computer Won't Start!

Unplug all the psu cables from the other computer parts.
Optional, leave just a fan plugged into your psu if you want.

Next, plug the psu to the wall outlet and make sure the back switch on the...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 02-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By brinks
Re: Need advice on this build before I buy.

Are you planning to do any overclocking and are you going to SLI your graphics in the future?
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 02-14-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By brinks
Re: Blue screen, freezes.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool (http://www.memtest.org/) Go to the link, scroll down a bit and download Memtest86+ V4.20. Run the program for a few passes and see if there are any...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 02-02-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By brinks
Re: First Custom Computer

Edimax EW-7612PIn 300Mbps Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCI-e Adapter - Scan.co.uk (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/edimax-ew-7612pin-300mbps-wireless-80211-b-g-n-pci-express-adapter)

Asus PCE-N15 11n...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 01-31-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By brinks
Re: Yes yet another Thread ._.

Don't cheap out on the psu. IMO all three listed is bad quality.

The 700w psu is bad since:
1. Bad Efficiency (not even 80 plus certified)

2. Very low +12v amps... (v1=20A + v2=20A) = 40Amps...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By brinks
Re: Yes yet another Thread ._.

He either needs to get a cheaper case to get the 8GB of ram, pay a bit more for it or search around for cheaper prices.
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 01-29-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By brinks
Re: Yes yet another Thread ._.

XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply (PSU) - P1-550S-XXB9 - Scan.co.uk...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 01-28-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By brinks
Re: Gaming Power Supply

Are you going to add a dedicated video card or just using the integrated graphics?

If you are using a video card, which model, since your wishlist doesn't list one?
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 01-28-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,800
Posted By brinks
Re: How to buy a custom computer with bad credit

Try selling some things to get enough money.

Maybe borrow from friends or family?

Usually if your financing you'll end up paying more in the long run.
Forum: System Upgrades 01-26-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By brinks
Re: Adding an IDE HDD

Set the jumper on the IDE HDD to master then it should work.
Forum: Overclocking and Modding 01-25-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By brinks
Re: How hot is too hot for a GT560?

Not CPU-Z, it's GPU-Z ..."G" as in GTX 560
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 01-25-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By brinks
Re: My HDDs' abnormal behavior, assistance required

Try running chkdsk on the hard drives or other software which can check the status of drives.

Get memtest86 to check if any errors on ram.

Try using different sata ports.

Not sure if...
Forum: System Upgrades 01-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By brinks
Re: Updating the ram and graphics card

Could you list more information about your system since I couldn't find much info on it. Also would be good to know the brand/wattage of the power supply too.

The only things I found is that it...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 01-24-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By brinks
Re: would like more information on APUs

An APU is simply a processor that combines the CPU and GPU into a single chip. So it is actually taking the place of both.
Forum: PC Gaming 01-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By brinks
Re: Want to build a gaming PC

Yes, the hdmi hookup will be on the GPU.

The GPU has these ports on it:
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
2 x DVI
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-21-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By brinks
Re: How do I calculate a grade?

You already have 30% of the 40%, so all you need now is 10% of the 60% to get your total grade of 40%.

So this means that in the actual exam, you'll want to score a minimum of 17% out of 100%. ...
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 01-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By brinks
Re: Computer Randomly Restarting

Ok, guess your best option now is to just run with only the gtx 570 and see if it restarts.
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