pc teaks?

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Pc Reboots Answered

I`ve got a intel 1.8 dual core, gigabyte g31m motherboard, 9800 gt 1gb graphics card, ddr2 800 mhz 2 gig and a 1gig ram in my pc with a 500watt power supply. Whenever i try to run the application badaboom( a nvidia application my pc reboots and i am not sure why. I just bought the parts about 5 days ago. Any Suggestions?

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garageband for pc??

Is there a pc version of garageband? if so, where i get it?

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Powerpoint pc?

Is there a pc version of powerpoint? if so, where i get it?

Question by sci4me   |  last reply


EEE Pc

I know that there's been a topic like this, but I'm seriously considering getting the eee pc 900 (the one with the bigger screen and a 20GB SSD). Can anyone tell me anything wrong with it. I'tll cost about 550.

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NES PC

Hey, just wanted to show off my new project, I'm making a NES PC. I realise this has been done before but I thought I might as well post it. Heres the link: http://brucilsnespc.blogspot.com/

Topic by bruc 


tablet pc

What would it take to install a tablet pc screen onto a regular laptop? or what would it take to convert a tablet pc screen to a usb tablet ? (maybe a dvi port to display on it and a usb to allow for the input from the screen?)

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MAC OR PC?!?!?!?!?!?

I prefer macs but thats my opinion so which are you... MAC OR PC?

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Gaming on the pc?

Hi everyone, I've been looking into buying COD world at war for the old zombie maps for pc. I know that there is many ways to use a controller on the pc but I don't really know how... Like can I somehow use an xbox controller to play... any idea? thanks =)

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Mac and Pc

I am trying to install Mac OS x on my AMD pc but when i get to disk utility's i don't see my hard drives so i cant format it and i cant install Mac OS can any one help.i am using Kalyway_Leopard_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd from this link i know its wrong to pirate things but really im only installing this to try it. i am thinking of buying a mac or at least a mac license.Now to the technical information.i have 3 partions set up 1 for windows:50G NTFS1 shared:10G FAT321 for Mac OS x:45G FAT32i have aCompaq presario F700 with xpAMD Athlon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 1.60 GHz, 960MB of RAM

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MAC or PC?

My brother make videos and we have an iMac, lets just say it is not substantial for his needs.  Now just to get the point across we came up with a fair MAC-Pro, it has an SSD for faster boot and render, then a 1 tb drive for storage, a 4 core cpu, two radion hd whatevers, two monitors and no other special add-ons, price = 6,992.00 USD.  Now we came up with a massive decked out PC based substantially off of Dream Machine 2011.  It has an SSD, an intel i7 3.4 ghz (two more than the mac and 200 dollars less) a 3 tb massive kick ass hard drive which cost less than the one tb, 8 gb of ram for 50 dollars, the mac was well over 300.  The biggest newest graphics card NVIDIA has the 590 costing about 750 dollars.  Two 27" monitors a decked out sound system, a RAT 5 Mouse, a generic keyboard, v8 cpu cooler, fair case from cooler master, 1000w power supply, Blue Ray dual write disk drive thing, and the dream machine mobo.  It came in at 2950 dollars and every price for parts was rounded up to the nearest 5 dollars. Mac = about 7000 PC   = about 3000 Mac = less storage, less speed, less performance PC   = KICK ASS Mac = is it worth it just to do videos PC  = what is a good PC movie aplication/program

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Is this an ok PC?

Hi I have a budget of under £300 and want to spend it on upgrading my PC. I need:1. GPU2. CPU3. Case + PSU4. MoBo5. RAMSo far I found this:http://www.lambda-tek.com/computing/pcdesigner.pl?cart=%0AGRAPHICSCARD%091566566%091%0ACPU%09B101000%091%0AMOTHERBOARD%09B164738%091%0AMEMORY%091490932%091%0ACASE%09B94230%091%0ANow I'm not looking for a PC that will run Crysis on highest detail but just some average games like Burnout ParadiseSo could someone advise me if this is good enough or would I need something better and if so could someone tell me what.Thanks,Kacper

Question by kacper00100   |  last reply


PC Gaming

Ok So i decided to start playing diablo 2 4 fun again but when i go online i always die i have already hacked or moded all of my things but everyone seems to be better is there anything anyone knows of like an editor that i can use?

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Gamecube to Pc?

Is there a way to connect a gamecube controller to pc as a gamepad using arduino dumelinove? if so, how.

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PC Software

I have Pinacle Studio Software. After opening it is not opening any file for the few days ( previously it used to open) for editing purpose. Today after opening the software, i got the pop up as folows. UMI Usermade ISR IRQ Source IRQ Priority - Low - Medium IRQ Properties High Statistics Terminate UMI : Warning No IRQ Driver selected ok Kindly advice me further course action. Regards Bala TV

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Building a PC

I am trying to build a computer with more knowledge than last time i was trying to do it, here are my parts listProcessorMotherboardHard DriveCD/DVD DriveMemoryCaseI have a Gateway computer company Vista OS from my old gateway computer, will this work with a non Gateway interface computer? If not, then i will probably download linux to my usb and upload it to the computer. P.S. i already have a monitor

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PC internet problems

Hello, For some reason, My pc will cut off internet to websites and such, while maintaining connection with things like Skype and certain parts of steam (e.g. Chat, games, etc, but not store, profile, anything website-based) and all I have to do is restart my PC, which is anoying, cause my pc starts up slow, and has a myriad of startup programs. Has anyone had this problem before, and fixed it? please help me out, I would be very thankful. Thanks in advance,            Krayzi99

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how to reformat a pc?

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timer-control of PC?

I'm trying to find a simple way to turn on my PC multiple times each day. I use the BIOS to turn it on now to record radio streams. I'd like something external to the PC, and something I could use to set several On Times each day. I don't know where to start. Should I attempt adding a relay to parallel the PC's power switch and then activate the relay? Should I attempt to build Rube Goldberg mechanism to mechanically activate PC's power switch? Wake-On-Lan doesn't seem to be the answer as how would I reliably send signal while I sleep? Even if you don't know of something specific, I'd be interested in where to look or approaches to investigate. Thanks, Scott

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Tablet PC Cintiq

I was just wondering if its possible to connect a Tablet PC to a desktop to make it like a cintiq.

Topic by evillordnikon   |  last reply


outdoor pc box

I have a big outdoor plastic closet with shelfs in my garden. i want to place a pc with crt screen inside heating the space in which the pc and screen are to be located is 1/4 m3 (1 m wide x 1/2 m deep x 1/2 m height between the shelfs) or 1/2 m3 (1 m height) but with other objects sharing the space the computer is a pentium 1 (~40 W power). it is intended to be on for long periods with the door closed. the closet stands in a shaded place but air temperature outside can get to 35 C + sometimes. i dont want to cut vent holes in the closet the monitor (15 crt) is off when the door is closed. though i may switch it off and close the door while it is still hot how to prevent overheating ? is a water tank thermostat set to 45 C in the air near the pc (with the 240 V to the pc going thru it) good enough thermal protection ? insects we have lots of ants. how to protect the pc from them ? will the hot air in the closet be enough to distract them ?

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nes pc and mouse

Hey guys...i was just wondering two things. First, is it theoretically possible to build one of these nintendo pc's to be operated as a fully functional pc for gaming and internet use, with your tv as a monitor and to install jacks to be able to connect to a surround sound system? also, i am not too good with computers and all that jazz but ever consider a nes controller that would operate as a mouse? this, of course, would be assuming that you could use your pc in the way i mentioned above, if not it would be kind of pointless. i also thought it would be nifty if it could be a wireless deal...you know...just so you don't have to sit 3 feet away from your television...

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pocket pc keypad?

Helloooo peeps, i have an iPAQ pocket pc running ms pocket pc ver 3.0 I have seen fool keyboard pads that can be bought commercially, but i wonder if there are just the numeric keypads like those usb external 15 keypads for laptops??? i hate the numeric touch screen that the iPAQ os provides.  any help anyone??

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Apple OS on a PC? Answered

After seeing www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/487585, I learned that they used iStopMotion for the graphics. Also, I was able to play on a Mac, and I have to say, I kinda dig it. Is there anyway possible for me to install the Apple OS on my computer and still keep my current OS (Windows XP)?

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PC 133 Memory

This is just a quick forrum post telling anybody who is interested where they can find old PC 133 memory. I don't know if any other nerds are still running old old old computers that use PC 133 memory but I sure am. I know from experience that sometimes it can be very hard to find memory sticks for upgrade/replacement. But here is a great place to get 256mb modules of old PC 133 memory: http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=A20386 The memory modules are new and are pretty cheap. Goldmine Electronics also has lots of other cool stuff. Hope this helps some of you.

Topic by nurdee1 


OHSHI- PC Problem

Howdy folks. Take a look at that. Two forum topics (by me) in a row. I must be insane! Anywhooo. I just installed The Orange Box on my Mom's Computer and stuff and all the games work fine and stuff... But my only problem is that when I play it for about 45 minutes my entire computer just restarts.... It kinda sucks... I mean.. I can only play like, two games of Team Fortress Two in that amount of time! It's crazy! I need to figure out how to make this totally not happen ever again.

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PC Power Supply? Answered

Hi Guys! I need some help. I recently got several pc power supplies and I don't know how to turn them on. That sounds stupid, but I don't really work with them much. I tried plugging it in expecting the fan to at least turn on, but nothing happened. No outputs from any of the leads either. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

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N64 Controller to PC

Hey guys, I recently pulled out my N64 and played Mario Kart 64 for some old-time fun. It was a rush.Anyways, I saw a video on youtube of someone who hooked up their N64 controller to their PC, and all the buttons worked.Now I recently saw an instructable on something similar to this:https://www.instructables.com/id/SNES-to-Parallel-Port/But I'm not sure if that same method would work or not.I also found this: http://arcadecontrols.com/Mirrors/emulatronia/n64pad/index.htmWhich is pretty much what I'm looking for, but I want to see if there's another way that doesn't involve the creation of a circuit with IC Chips.Anyone know? THanks.

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pc shutdown issues

Well, I Have an HP desktop and it shuts down randomly after fully loading windows XP, the fan runs at a very high speed and is noisy. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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Calculator data into a PC

I have a Check and Correct Calculator with 120 steps, I need to upload the data stored on the memory of the calculator, I mean the 120 steps all together into a excel file, or to a text file. Any ideas on how to convert a calculator into a small pad?

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wiimote joystick for pc?? Answered

I know i seem to ask alot of questions, but is there a way to use the wiimote and nunchuck combo as a joystick on pc? really appreciate it.

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Linux on a gaming PC? Answered

If I were to build a gaming PC and put Linux on it (probably Ubuntu or Mint) Could I play decent games on it? such as First person shooters, strategy, and RPGs? I'm hoping for more like main-line games (COD, Halo, Age of Empires, Civilization....), not shady, third party download type games.

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Switches controlled by a PC

Hi everybody, I'm building a carputer and I have some LED's that will eventually pulse with music. My plan is to have a three way switch, however as I found a tutorial on how to make LED's pulse with music using an Arduino, is it possible I can make the arduino become a three way switch aswell? so I can have the led's on - Pulse with music - or off. Thanks in advance Guys Kyle

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PC Fan help?

Hi! Got a Dell 8600 Inspiron When I boot, the fan briefly turns twice. Begins to start, but stops abruptly. Doesn't do anything else. I think the fan needs to be replaced, but if it is faulty, why is it able to start briefly? I noticed this b/c it was getting very hot and I noticed a very very very faint beeping sound coming from around the area of the fan. Random beeping, no pattern to it.  Any advice/suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

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Mac vs. PC

Please Read Before Commenting:Allow me to clarify:First, I hate calling it mac vs. pc, as a Mac is also a personal computer, but for convenience we'll stick with the idea that there's difference.My reason for making this thread is that I recently learned that the UF college of journalism (one of the best journalism schools in the US) requires all of it's third year students to own a macbook. Not just the photographers/multimedia students, but all of them. The photography aspect is the one that I care about.What I'm looking for in this thread is to be convinced that Macs are better than PCs for graphic work.I won't be rebutting or flaunting the advantages of PCs, and I hope none of you will, either. I just want to know what the real advantages are, particularly from people who are actually knowledgeable in the field. Please don't respond with vague statements about reliability and a lack of viruses. I would like quantitative reasons (relating to photography/graphic design), and not just your feelings.If you think that the main reason to use a Mac is the OS, tell me 1) Why? 2) Would it be just as good on another piece of hardware?Thanks! I look forward to reading your responses, and I hope my above message didn't come off as mean...I just don't want this to be a flame war.

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Os X on PC? Answered

I have an old xp machine with -440mb ram -550mhz intel pentinum 3 -usb 1.1 ports -only a cd drive (not dvd) -10gb built in hdd -8gb usb for extra storage -xp service pack 3 installed -SSE (NOT SSE2 or SSE3) I want to install any version of osx on the machine (I don't care what happens to xp). Which version do u recomend and how. Thanks in Advance

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look in to other PC?

Is there any software or ways to look in to other pc monitor? my friend sai there is an software where if we give an IP address mean we can see wat they are doing in their PC. thanks.

Question by arunguyz2   |  last reply


Gears of War (pc)

Does anyone have Gears of war Pc and get a strange message when they try to open it?

Topic by Fresh94   |  last reply


PC Test rack

I read an instructable a couple of weeks ago on a PC Test rack, basicly allowing you to test a PC without a case, but I can't find it. I've searched for ages but can't find it at all. Any help on finding it would be appreciated.

Topic by Josho   |  last reply


Map Geolocation of pc

I want detail about the gps tracking system in pc? will it show exact location, I tried in google but it shows me near location as mine. I got confused with that

Question by KishorebillaS   |  last reply


Combining PC with.....A FAN!

This idea just popped into my brain last nite.Why not use strong automobile fans to cool the PC?Just mount it on the panel(geek points for duct tape)and off u go!Most engine fans run on 12VDC now and a pc has that,then SPLICE THE TWO TOGETHER!Advice and flaming will be appreciated

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mobile camera to pc

I have a nokia 3110c camera i detached from the board i want to connect it with pc and without the phone board and i want to know the pinout (v+, Gnd, D+, D-) ? please Help

Topic by MinaN7   |  last reply


PC Handwriting issue Answered

How to make handwritten text appear in Ms Word and Open office?, Does an infrared pen will work ?

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PC Settings for Instructables

Hi all, What are the correct settings in IE6.0 for Instructables? Sometimes all I get is the HTML code? Thanks, Ray

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PC Jukebox OS?

Hi guys, I recently salvaged a decent PC runing on a Pentium 4. I got a LCD monitor with it too, and was in hope of making a DEDICATED jukebox. I was wondering if ther is some OS for  a pc thats sole purpose is to store music and replay it, with some customizations available of course. If not, I see that there are plenty of jukebox software out there to install on linux or XP, but I was wondering if there was any program that executes itslef when windows start. Please and than you for any help!

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android stick pc ? Answered

Hi every body , i have 2 questions about the pc stick, these days im planning to buy a laptop , so i searched for an android laptop and i found the amazing android mini stick  pc , bu i have two questions about it , can i use it as a laptop using linux operating system , can i use photoshop and photo editing softwares easily , and photoshop its really what i need , and without it i cant do anything , and the second question is there small screen to connect the stick with it and the both of the stick and display will be portable just as a laptop. wich is bets the mk0808 or the minix thanks waiting answers!!

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Wanted: Desktop PC's

I'm looking for free working desktop computers. It does not matter the specs or age. Just as long as it works. You can ship it if you are not nearby. I'm located In Erie PA. Thanks - Jadyn. 

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Pc won't turn on?

Please I need a solution to my hp pavilion dv8000 that has refused to turn on, it shows that it is plugged in b'cos the adapter is working properly but I think it is a power problem. the board is not receiving any charge or current.. please i need some answers. this is my mail.. femchard123@yahoo.com

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PC mouse Mod

I have always wanted to see my electrical usage in real time. However, the watt meters available can not handle whole house wattage. I have an idea but lack the programing skills to pull it off. Use a modified usb mouse to read the dial as it spins and tabulate the totals. Because of the distance through the glass to the meter disk- a laser pointer may have to be used. Required to work: USB mouse Modified mouse driver- must not be recognized as a mouse in the PC customizable display output. Laser pointer? Anyway, if someone could help with the software that would be great- Thanks

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Best OS for pc? Answered

I have just been given an old computer. I have installed 450mb of ram. The computer has an intel pentinum 3 clocked at 550mhz and I was wondering what OS would suit it.  some tips on how to increase the clock speed may help as well. Thanks in advance

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