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  1. Thanks for your replies. Been a few days, I was away. Just tried my switch again. The lights work as expected, but no internet or network. Something is wrong with it and I thougt that if it was really broken, the lights would not work. I cannot even access "manage mode" in order to use the web interface this switch offers. Anyway I do think that a 10/100/1000 would be better, and that's why I bought one in the first place, but right now I cannot spend so much money just for internet and simple file sharing. So a 10/100 one will do. thanks everyone it does not have an external PSU. Just a normal computer cable.
  2. Hi, I have a DELL PowerConnect 2716 - 16 port Switch connected to my ADSL 2+ Router. This shared internet to my lan consisting of 6 PCs. Now my machines cannot access the internet or each other. I think it's due to some power ups and downs during a storm. I opened the switch and nothing looked cooked inside. The lights on the switch do light up. I tried a small D-Link 5 port switch just then and the PCs do get internet. Is my 16 port Dell PowerConnect cooked? Or are there any settings I could check? Had it for more than 3 years now. any thoughts? I will need to buy a new switch and a ups for it. (all my PCs have UPSs apart from my switch) thanks EDIT >>> Do I really need a 10/100/1000 switch? or 10/100 will do? there is a big price difference (in case I get a new one) EDIT>>> I noticed that I cannot change the switch to Managed Mode. Using a paper clip I push the small button when I switch on the Switch as per the instructions
  3. Hi, just building a new system and was wondering how big does the UPS really has to be? Do we go by the PSU watts? So when I get a nice 600W PSU I will also need my UPS to have output of 600W? Tried the APC calculator on their site and it comes out with an expensive UPS. So I was wondering if thats what we're supposed to look out for. The watt output of the UPS to be the same or more than the PSU Watts. thanks
  4. Hi, A friends CPU FAN has stopped working properly. So we bought a new one to change it. It's a socket AM2. Anyway I was wondering for people's advice here. Any tips that could help. Should be simple enough. Do I need the tube of thermal paste? Is it necessary? I saw that under the heatsink of the new fan, there is a square piece that looks like blue-tack. Must be thermal paste. So would that do? Is it as simple as taking the old fan and sink out and placing the new one? thanks

    Changing CPU FAN...

    Thanks for your replies people. Changed it without a problem ;) thank you
  6. no, no system to shutdown the pc when i'm not there

    Changing CPU FAN...

    thank you all for your replies... how do I take off the old paste?
  8. dont mind if it does not stay on for long. just enough time to shutdown will do. 10 minutes? or less I guess this good enough? Back UPS RS LCD 550 Master Control http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techsp...ase_sku=BR550GI
  9. MOBO: ASUS M4A77TD PRO CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 965 3.4GHZ GPU: ASUS EAH5770 Monitor: LG 24" LCD RAM: 4 or 8 Gb Dual Channel RAM 1600 PSU: Corsair HX 520W Modular
  10. Hi all. Just got a friend's Toshiba Qosmio G40 from the UK. It was a 2.0Mb webcam build in. Windows Vista Home 32bit It was all working fine until (my guess) some windows updates. The Webcam now turns ON with the webcam software and any instant messaging software like Skype and yahoo, but it only show a black screen. It;s like BLACK and BLANK. It turns ON though, cause the light is turn on and the build in mic works fine cause it records. I tried everything. Installed drivers. I looked up on the net and its a Chicony USB cam. Some people that had the same problem used the Acer driver instead. I tried that with no luck so far. Even found a Gateway Chicony driver. They all use the same Cam software too. Sometimes with some drivers the camera will not work and will display this error message: "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer". At the Device Manager its listed under Imaging devices... Tried all kinds of drivers with no luck. This is really getting to me. I also found something about the ClassGUID being incorrect to register the driver. In regedit the Keys are now so many after all those drivers installed... its a mess :( Any thoughts please.. If anyone has ran into a similar problem. Or I would have to reformat. I also tried the Toshiba recovery disk but there is no option for driver install only :( Thanks . Any thoughts will be appreciated. >>>EDIT : well I ended up doing a system restore and that did not fix it. So it must be a hardware problem.
  11. Hi, I've had the same computer for over 6 years. It was all fine.. no problems at all. Just that lately the computer does not start up because it does not recognize my HDD on IDE mode. So I clear the CMOS, get into BIOS change the mode from RAID to IDE and boot up again. It does not happen every day, but it does happens ever once in a while. like a few weeks. I think I do have the latest BIOS for my mobo, and I had it the same many years now. What could it be causing this? The mode change in the BIOS? Thanks AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ASUS A8V Deluxe mobo 4Gb RAM Saphire Radeon X1950 Pro 512mb AGP SoundBlaster Audigy Seagate HDD
  12. did it again even thought the drives are in the right SATA ports :( a format might fix them since I need to hit F6 and install SATA drivers ....
  13. OK I put my drives on the normal SATA ports. restarted, flashed the BIOS, and put them on IDE mode. Windows booted and its asking for the Promise SATA console SCSI Processor Device driver... \ Downloaded it from ASUS but it does not seem to be the right one. Not even on the mobo CD...
  14. OK, so I changed the battery and all was working well... until now. Got the same problem. So I looked at my ASUS A8V Deluxe mobo manual. I have two SATA HDDs. I have no RAID setup. One has WindowsXP and the other Debian Linux. Anyway.... I have them connected on the two SATA_RAID connectors on the mobo. I see that there are also two SATA connectors on the mobo. (4 in total, 2 are RAID and 2 just SATA) I changed them over since I am not using RAID and they are not getting connected. According to the manual, there is no HOT PLUG support on the plain SATA connectors. had to put them back to the RAID SATA connectors, flash the BIOS, get into the BIOS and set them on IDE Operation mode to get into my computer. Was getting errors like "No Array is defined" etc... What could be the problem? I got the latest working BIOS for this mobo, (there is also a BETA version which is new but did not try it since its beta still) I don't want RAID operations but the simple SATA connectors are not Hot Plug. Does that mean that I cannot boot off them? And how come the mobo is loosing its settings? your response is appreciated... I cannot afford a new system.. .not right now :(
  15. OK thanks. that must be it. Any similar battery will do? Or do I need specifically an computer store ???
  16. I always get the floppy... for flashing the mobo... sorry its been 6 years since my last build ...
  17. Hi guys, I'm building a new PC for gaming and multimedia work (things like photoshop/aftereffect etc). Here are the specs I'm looking at : Monitor: LG W2486L-PF 24'' LED PIANO BLACK CASE: THERMALTAKE VA7000BWA SHARK WINDOW BLACK PSU:THERMALTAKE W0204 TOUGHPOWER QFAN 850W OR THERMALTAKE W0133 TOUGHPOWER 1200W OR THERMALTAKE W0171 TOUGHPOWER 1500W CPU: INTEL CORE I7-950 3.06 GHZ LGA1366 - BOX MOBO: ASUS RAMPAGE 2 EXTREME RAM: CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8 XMS3 DDR3 6GB (3X2GB) PC3-12800 (1600MHZ) TRIPLE CHANNEL KIT OR KINGSTON KHX14400D3T1K3/6GX 6GB (3X2GB) PC14400 1800MHZ HYPERX T1 TRIPLE CHANNEL KIT GPU: SAPPHIRE RADEON HD5870 1GB HDMI PCI-E RETAIL OR 2x HD4870 HDD:WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB WD1002FBYS RE3 SATA2 OR WESTERN DIGITAL WD10EADS 1TB CAVIAR GREEN SATA2 (x2 for RAID) I need your thoughts on the PSU. I mean that I would like to eventually get 2 graphics cards. What PSU do I need. They all have 3x6pin PCIe connectors. And any two graphics cards need 2x6PCIe connectors each. Also, should I be looking at one HD5970 card or maybe 2 x HD4870 cards. Obviously RAID is better than one HDD right? (so go for 2 cheaper HDDs on RAID) Also for dual monitor system, do both monitors need to be identical ??? Should I add a better CPU FAN? or keep the one it comes with? Feel free to give any advice, thanks in advance... EDIT >>> Should we look at an AMD alternative?
  18. OK Finally put the order through. Getting the following: Windows 7. (coming on the 22nd) Case: CoolerMaster Haf 932 Black Case (RC-932-KKN1-GP) PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850HXEU PSU (850W) Monitor: LG W2486L-PF LED Monitor 24'' CPU: Intel Core I7-950 (s1366, 3.06GHz, 8MB, Box) Mobo: Asus Rampage 2 Xtreme (1366, DDR3, X58) RAM: Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (3 x 2GB, PC3 12800, 8-8-8-24, TR3X6G1600C8D) GPU: Sapphire 5870 SVGA (PCI-Express, 1GB) HDD: Western Digital RE3 1TB HDD (Sata II , WD1002FBYS) DVDRW: LG LS GH22LS50 DVDRW + / - (Sata, Bulk) Keyboard: Logitech Ultra Flat Mouse: Logitech G500 Ανθρακί Μouse Floppy: NEC FD1139H Black Floppy Drive 3.5" (IDE) Speakers: Logitech Ηχεία X-530 In the description for the PSU, it says its SLI ready, but that should be ok for ATI crossfire right? I got a few days to make changes if necessary. I did not find the CPU Fan in this store, but it should be ok i guess since I'm not overclocking, and the case is full of huge fans. :) Thank you all for your replies. Feel free for more feedback. Thanks!
  19. OK so 850w is more than enough. thanks this one, CORSAIR HX1000W MODULAR POWER SUPPLY looks awesome but it is expansive. At the store's description it mentions for SLI video cards. Thats nVidia right? What id you want ATI crossfire... does the PSU make a difference? Sorry for the stupid question...
  20. found this SAMSUNG SOLID STATE 128GB 2.5" SATAII MLC and CORSAIR CMFSSD-128GBG1D 128GB 2.5'' SOLID STATE DISK DRIVE Getting everything from the same store. So no thoughts on an AMD system. Much cheaper but I guess the I7 is the best right now
  21. SSD drives are for laptops right? 2.5". But should fit in a desktop PC. There shouldn't any problems with it right? Thinking of getting the SSD to install windows and software, and a HDD for personal data EDIT >>> so looks like I should get the 850W PSU, one GPU and some cooling for the CPU.
  22. Hi, thanks for your reply. No, not going to over clock. An SSD drive is something I did not think of to be honest. Are they all 2.5" ? The PSU is just that the video card I chose, needs at least a 500W PSU. So I thought to double that in case I get a second videocard.
  23. Hi people, I've a Seagate 300GB HDD for a while now. And it always made a ticking-clicking sound when it was working. Had it for a year with no problems. Well now in 2 days it has stoped the PC from working twice and booted into Scandisk. You know the 3 levels of scan disk MS window$ XP does. Should i worry about it and get a new HDD? Cause I bought another 500GB HDD to use as an external that is silent...
  24. Hi people, I was called to a friend's house today to check out on his PC. The problem is that on boot it opens up the option to load Windows on Safe mode , Normal mode, Safe with network , command prompt.. you know the one. When you make a selection and hit enter, it just halts there. Does nothing. I've never come across this kind of problem before, so i opened up his case, took out the RAM, tried the sims one at a time.. nothing PC full of dust so cleaned it out. Then in the BIOS all ok.. even restored default BIOS settings. The problem remains the same. Boot the PC, get to that screen, make a selection (so matter whick one), hit enter and it halts. I notices during the boot screen, that is showed the CPU twice and with a '*" (without the quotes) next to one of the listings That seemed odd. Any ideas?