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Windows 7: Questions About my PC and upgrades

27 Jan 2011   #41
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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A couple of thoughts:

1) Are you running at the native resolution of the TV?
2) Do you have Clear Type turned on? Type 'clear type' into the help and support window for info.

1.) AM not sure exactly what you mean. I have the recommended resolution on yes, Other than that I am not sure what you mean exactly

2.) Yes, That what I meant when you turn it on it asks you 4 times to pick one paragraph out of multiple ones. Maybe I just picked the wrong ones so it set it to the wrong settings? I did try it 2 or 3 times.
What I would do is instead of run the TV at what the TV manufacturer says to do when used as a computer monitor, adjust the resolution down to 720p (if it's not 1080p) and see how that works.

When I hooked my TV up via HDMI the first time, it wanted to do 1360x768. I switched to 1280x720 and boom, a FANTASTIC picture.

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09 Feb 2011   #42


Question about my RAM. I have four slots for my RAM> channels 1, 2, 3, & 4. 1 & 2 are blue 2 & 3 are black. I am just trying to make sure that I have my RAM set up the right way. I know there is two different ways they can run. I believe it is called dual channel and single channel. I checked it with CPU-Z it said it was running in duel channel. I looked at it anyway for the hell of it. Both of my RAM chips are plugged into channels 3 & 4 (The black slots) the same color. Is that how it is supposed to be. I am not sure. I just want to make sure. I did take the one out and put it in one of the blue slots to try it. When I did I ran CPU-Z again. This time it said single channel. So I put it back the way it was before. Is this right? That is all I want to know.
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09 Feb 2011   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Normally you put the RAM in the first 2 slots (blue in your case) but you can run it like that. Dual-channel > single-channel.
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09 Feb 2011   #44
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Some motherboards will not run if the ram is not closest to the processor as possible... In your case you're alright either way.
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13 Feb 2011   #45


I have a couple old graphic cards. But I have no idea what they are or how to tell what they are. I want to find out. I have a couple old computers that these cards work just fine in. I would like to know witch cards are better so I could put them in the computer I use most. How do I find out what the cards are. There is not much written on them. They do both have serial numbers and P/N numbers. But I have tried to google them and nothing comes up. One card also says Powered by ATI Then under the ATI symbol it says Rage 1GB ultra. Then in the top left corner it says N625 with a check mark next to it. I have no idea how to tell what these card are. But these are the only things I have found that might be significant enough to find out what type of card they are. Is there any other way to find out and look up these cards so I could know more about them?
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13 Feb 2011   #46


This card looks just like the ATI card I have. and was talking about in my last post. Is it possible that many different cards could look very much alike?

ATI Rage 1GB ultra - Bing Images
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13 Feb 2011   #47

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

That's aleast a 10 year old card maybe older.
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22 Feb 2011   #48


Another question, I have been trying to complete a clean install on my PC. I have done the install and everything. But I did it along side my other version of windows 7 So now I have 2 versions the version I want and the version I do not. I know how yo get into my disk management. But I am afraid to delete all my other partitions. I now have two volumes with unalalcated space, one with 20GB's that one has the version of windows I want on it, Another with all the rest of my HD space on it. That one is drive C. I want to get rid of everything I do not need and I also want to make a partition of my windows system the exact way I have it setup right now. So I want to make a recovery partition. Please tell me how. I can not even figure out how to get rid of the unallacated space and just put it back into the rest of drive C of something. Please tell me how to accomplish this mission. I do have an installation CD as well.
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24 Feb 2011   #49


I am planning on getting this Graphics card for my PC sometime in the future. This is the card I plan on getting. - HIS IceQ 5 H577QT1GD Radeon HD 5770 Turbo 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity. I have checked everything I can think to. I am pretty sure it will work just fine with my computer. What I am wondering is will this PSU was looking at work okay with my computer. I know I have to look for amps and other stuff like that. But I am not completely sure what to look for. So I am asking you all your advice on this. The only other thing I plan on adding to my computer other than the graphics card is RAM. I plan on maxing my RAM out at some point to 16 GB. Maybe another HDD at some time. But that will not be for some time. So will the graphics probably. Any way here is the PSU I am looking at. OCZ / StealthXStream / 600-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / PCI-e Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply at

Is anyone knows any other card or PSU. That is better please feel free. I can not spend any more on the graphics card. But I could probably go to about $80 or $90 on the PSU.
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26 Feb 2011   #50
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

This little sweetie is powering my rig with my 6850 and it's running fine. I will be swapping it out for a 1kw next week to power a 6-core proc and a 2nd 6850 I plan on adding in. For your case, a 600-650 would run just fine. - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
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