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Amd Gaming? Answered

I was planning to purchase parts for a budget gaming system, around $600. Everyone says that Amd processors are a lot cheaper than Intel (which is true), but they say that the performance isn't nearly as good. What do they mean by this? Are they decent gaming processors? Thanks.

Question by noobererer    |  last reply


Parsnip amd carrots?

There is a DIY Spray made of White Petrol and Kerosene . Dose any one know  the mixture ratio please. Ian.

Question by Ian Wollstein  


capacitors amd leds

Ok, so i have 20 leds of different colors from radio shack(i know, got 50% off tho) a an experimentor breadboard, 4 mometary switches, and 4 330v 80uf capacitors. just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what i could do with this stuff ive had sitting around for 3+ months. oh and i forgot i have a 555 timer chip too, dont know that ill be using it though. oh, and how do you charge a capacitor, like what is + and what is -, then any voltage applied is stored, right?

Topic by killmore231    |  last reply


ATi (AMD) GPU Problem Answered

I recently recieved an XFX Radeon HD 6850 card after reluctantly switching from nVidia. My previous card was an MSI N8400GS 512MB DDR2, and wasn't up to spec with the latest games. I installed teh card using standard procedures (grounding myself, carefully removing and inserting cards etc. I have determined it isn't a problem with my setup or power supply, as my system specs exceed all of those required by the card. The only one it didn't meet was PCI-E x16 2.1, mine is on;y 2.0, but I'm told it is backwards compatible, and it wasn't listed as a requirement (only pci-e x16). I have installed the drivers from the ATi website, and uninstalled my old ones. The crd does not run hot at any time, so overheating isn't a problem. The problem is I sometimes heat interference on the headphones, even though I'm using a separate sound card. I also get digital interference on the screen (I'm using DVI). When I try to put any kind of stress on the card (run-in tests, benchmarking, or gaming), the display driver stops responding multiple times, the interference increases, and sometimes the system halts and I have to reset. I can't think of any good reason for this problem other than a faulty card, but I bought it brand new @ factory sealed, with no modifications or over clocking. Any idea what the problem might be?

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AMD athlon 64 CPU for sale

I have one AMD athlon 64 CPU ( 2.2 Ghz ) for sale; two sticks of 256MB of DDR RAM and a heat sink for the CPU. I tested them and they work The price I am asking for is $25 for all of it.

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AMD-K6-2/400AFQ or AMD-K6-2/350AFR Processor? What's the difference? Answered

I have two processors from junk comps and one is a AMD-K6-2/400AFQ, and one is a AMD-K6-2/350AFR. What's the difference between these two processors. I also have a Pentium III SL52P, is this processor better than the two? I currently run with AMD, and have had good experience with them, but it doesn't really matter to me what brand it is.

Question by Hoboman    |  last reply


ok are nvidia cards compatible with amd computers?

Are nvidia video card compatible with amd computers and how do i tell what type of video card slop i have

Question by Goomanhimer    |  last reply


computer sugestions

I need a relivly cheap mother bord to work with  amd FX 8350 4GHz AM3+ Black Edition Boxed Processor and AMD Radeon HD 7970  thanks for your time

Topic by the doctor who    |  last reply


CPU: Multiplier vs. Bus Speed? Answered

Hi. I have been overclocking my new cpu (AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE) and I was all excited about having an unlocked multiplier, because of the Black Edition, yet I can't even stably change it! I was told that you should up the CPU bus speed as much as you can while leaving the CPU stable, then move on to the multiplier. Yet after I get to the stable bus speed (235) I can't up the multiplier even one notch. It is currently 15.5. This was the stock multiplier. My question is, is it worth it to lower the bus speed so I can stably increase the multiplier. And is there a way to stably increase the multiplier even after you max out the bus speed that I am obviously not doing? Thanks in advance.

Question by noobererer    |  last reply


processor swap AMDC-50 FOR AMD ATHION 64 2X?

Can i swap the amd athion 64 2x out of my acer aspire 5517 that crashed and put it in my compaq presario cq57 that now has amd c-50 1.00 ghz?

Question by GaryS51    |  last reply


Upgrading my PC and need advice? AMD FX -8150 or INTEL i7 3820? Answered

Hi all, im in the planning stages of a PC upgrade for my new "5 Year PC" my current system: intel Q6600 Asus Commando Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 7970 3gb (will be reused in new system) Hytec 950w PSU (will be reused in new system) 2 x 2GB DDR2 Ram 1TB, 2TB, 320gb & 500gb Sata HDDs (will be reused in new system) system 1 AMD: (approx price. AUD$700) AMD fx -8150 Asus Crosshair V Formula z G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1866C10Q-32GXL (4x8GB) 32GB DDR3 system 2 INTEL: (approx price. AUD$1000) Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1866C10Q-32GXL (4x8GB) 32GB DDR3 Case: Lanboy Air which system would last me the "Long term" with minimal upgrades. the system would be on 24/7. i use it mostly for gaming (WoW, AC, Diablo, Mass effect 3) but will be doing some photo/video editing in the future. i WON'T be overclocking. TL:DR AMD FX -8150 or INTEL i7 3820? Windows Score 5.9 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 7.1 Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 7.1 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 7.9 Gaming graphics 4863 MB Total available graphics memory 7.9 Primary hard disk 451GB Free (932GB Total) 5.9

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What kind of chip is this,and what does it do?(link and pic included)? Answered

I got a little chip that i am guessing is some sort of...well i dont know exactly but i found the Datasheet for it and it seems interesting,but i can't quite put my finger on what it is.Its a little chip,with 20 pins.it says PALACE16V8H-15Under that it says PC/4 9512MXM LCan someone tell me exactly what this is?And maybe what it does?Thanks~ReCreate

Question by ReCreate    |  last reply



What heatsink should I get for my AMD FX-8350?

In short: I built a computer octoboer 2013, I used an AMD FX-8350, the default heatsink is terrible and often gives me the BSoD when playing games or rendering things in Cinema 4D, What heatsink should I get? I don't know much about heatsinks, especially seeing that I used the stock heatsink. My motherboard is an ASUS M5A99X (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131874) and my case is a RAIDMAX Seiran ATX-902WB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156269). My budget is about $60 or so. I don't want to spend more than I need to though. The most demanding thing that gets me the BSoD is rendering things like on Cinema 4D 100% CPU. When I render, however, I usually set the affinity of Cinema 4D to only 5 cores instead of eight. So here are some of my questions: Do I need an extra wire from my PSU to run the fan? Or does the fan on the heat sink simply have a wire to plug into the CPU fan socket? Also, do I need to take my motherboard off in order to put the heatsink in? Thanks!

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Installing a new processor.

Hi! My name is Kerry. I have an HP Pavilion a1410n PC. Where can I get a free manual for my (Asus A8n-LA GeForce 6150 LE Socket 939 mATX motherboard ? I'm trying to replace my ( AMD Athlon 64 3800 ) processor with a ( AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800 ) processor, and need to know if there are any jumpers I need to change. Thanks for your help in this matter. Sincerely, KC2Z

Topic by kc2z    |  last reply


Can I stream steam games from my AMD GPU- powered computer to a raspberry pi?

It looks like this is possible with an Nvidia GPU, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this with my AMD based card. Everything I've found online seems fairly dated, and I was wondering if there have been any updates to this. Thanks

Topic by NickE12    |  last reply


I need Help with overclocking!

I have an amd athlon 2 x2 245 processor which runs at 2.9 ghz.  My games and computer runs slow when i run too many processes but i would like to have more processes then i can currently run.  I have 8 gigs of ddr3 ram which is good. but my processor isnt the best. I do have a cpu meter and it hits 100% when i first boot up my games. with chrome and my gadgets running it stays from 15-35%.  So any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,                                                                               Logan

Topic by loman1997    |  last reply


Whats better, a Turion 64 X2 or a Athlon 64 X2?

I want to know because i have both of these, and my Turion 64 runs pretty hot, so if anyone can help me out here, it would be appreciated. they are both 1.9GHz dual cores, both 64 bit capable. What i want to know is, does the Athlon run cooler, and is there anything that puts it above the Turion?

Question by zack247  


can i up grade my zv5000 amd athlon processor to what maximum processor? Answered

I have a computer hp zv 5000, i want to up grade its athlon 1.6 processor, is it possible to upgrade to maximum what extent?

Question by hashmi121    |  last reply


Bulding up a new PC, which one would you think be the best? Answered

Intel ·ASUS P7P55D - Intel P55 Chipset  - LGA 1156  - DDR3 (2133MHZ OC), 2x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (CrossFire Support) - Special Features - TurboV EVO OC Processor (2nd Micro Processor onboard) 12+2 Xtreme Phase Power, T Probe (Active cooling Microchip), Asus EPU · Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield Processor - 2.66GHz Quad Core, 45nm, LGA 1156, 8MB L3, 2.5GT/s DMI Interface ·Patriot 2048MB DDR3 1333MHZ MEM x2 ·9800GT 1GB FORSA GRAPHICS CARD or AMD ·Jetway 770 Socket AM2+/AM3,AMD™ 770 Chipset and AMD™ S700 Chipset ,Supports AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2:AMD Phenom series processors, Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron processors,HT 3.0,Dual Channel DDR2/DDR3 memory technology ·AMD Phenom™ x4  Quad Core (9650) 2.3GHz Processor ·Patriot 2048MB DDR3 1333MHZ MEM x2 ·9800GT 1GB FORSA GRAPHICS CARD

Question by Ortaega    |  last reply


Will this processor be able to handle good games?

I'm looking at an AMD Athlon II X4 645 Quad Core Processor and I just wanted to know if this will be able to play games like Portal 2, or Black Ops without lagging.

Question by Ke-Bob    |  last reply


Microprocesso

Anyone here has a pin diagram of intel core i3 7100 and AMD A 6300 and its labels?..just for my school project..

Question by mackyt1    |  last reply


run leopard on xp?

Can i run leopard on my dual core XP amd machine and how

Question by 10cats    |  last reply


Which computer is better? Answered

Hey, I'm trying to figure out which computer I should buy. One is an HP Pavilion HPE H8 with an Intel i7 third generation quad core at 3.4Ghz. The other has an AMD FX100 Hex core processor at 3.5Ghz. It sounds like the AMD is the winner, but I just want to be sure. I plan on running games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Saints Row 3, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed World, and about 7 or 8 other smaller games. The computer with the AMD processor has 8GB RAM and the i7 processor has 10GB, both have 1TB sata 7200rpm HDD. Which is faster? Which will run best?

Question by knexpert1700    |  last reply


can i use s1g4 processor on socket s1g3 ? Answered

I want to upgrade my laptop to champlain processor  my laptop is ACER Aspire 4540 : AMD Turion II x2 M520 ATI Radeon HD 4200 RAM DDR2 3gb

Question by Rendydevara    |  last reply


my little 366mhz laptop

Do you think an AMD K6 366mhz laptop with 64mb of ram could run windows XP?

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply


Can i swap out my processor?

My family just got a new computer. However, the processor on the new one sucks compared to the old one. Old processor: AMD Phenom x4 9100e quad core processor New Processor: AMD Athlon II 170u processor is my old processor compatible with my new computer? How do i swap them out?  what risks are involved? will any data be messed up? please help...

Question by quellek2    |  last reply


What graphics settings for Crysis 1? (PC)

Yeah, more computer stuff :D my specs are: GFX: AMD radeon mobility hd 5470 CPU: AMD 1.8 triple core 3 threads. RAM: 8gb windows 7 home premium 64-bit thanks in advance, if you do not know, tell me what you run it on and what settings. thanks! -the puppet

Question by Fred the evil puppet    |  last reply


promethean board

My county just finished our new high school and we got the promeathean board and i really want to make a small device to interfaced them and screw with the board...i could put a touch screen on it and just use a pen and add bluetooth...promeathean accualy has a small board to let the teachers and students use and it has a software to install on to computer its connected to. im preety sure it is possable but i just need help i can buy a small touchscreen and i have a board in mind that runs off of a AMD geode prosseser and i also need to hook a battery to it Thanks for the help

Topic by hvac2010    |  last reply


Good motherboard, for just starting custom builds?

Hi, I am relatively new to building custom computers. However, I feel like I know enough to actually build one. The first problem I'm having though is finding a good motherboard. I won't be doing a whole lot of hard core gaming, but probably a little(Halo, Fallout 3/New Vegas, MW2, etc...). So I would say I'd need the following specs(minimum, more is usually better): 4GB DDR3 RAM PCI Slot(s) 3 SATA devices(2 HDDs, 1 Disk Drive) 500GB HDD(s) AMD AM3 Athlon II x2 445 VGA & DVI I think I've found a good mobo to fit this bill: GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 Can anyone vouch for it, or offer a better suggestion?

Topic by metrogdor22    |  last reply


what should i add to my gaming pc?

Amd athlon ii 250 asus m2n68am plus 2 gb ddr2 ram  pny gt 220 1gb ddr2

Question by heavydeath    |  last reply


what can i upgrade my desktop computer?

I'm using Gigabyte K8Triton agp8x/DDR400 motherboard and the processor is AMD Anthlon 64... I want to maximize it... Please help me..

Question by syahreza arman    |  last reply


cpu mhz help

I have an amd duron at home, but no clue how fast it runs. the only other information on it besides a cpu id is C1999 anyone know about hom many megahertz this thing runs on??

Topic by tech-king    |  last reply


Coilgun stages? Answered

I want to make a coilgun, but i didn't know if I should use 1 or 2 stages. I want to use capacitors  rated 450v, 1000uf, I have ten of this capacitors. Thanks AMD

Question by Kurt Gerhard    |  last reply


Computer Help

I am thinking about upgrading my amd processor from a dual-core 2.0GHz to a quad core processor and i was wondering if the AM2 socket that i already have will work with a AM2+ that the processor has.P.S. also, if there are any better deals that you know please comment

Topic by Caveman477  


wanted: free car parts

Does anyone have any auto badges, old sparkplugs, amd/or old headlight bulbs i can have for free. plaese message me if you have any of these items. thanks

Topic by fire_drakon117    |  last reply


The Ultimate steampunked computer desk

Meet the Victorian Organ Command Desk. Bruce Rosenbaum of Massachusetts home restoration firm ModVic.....replacing (the innerds)  with three monitors, a 3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor... The source blog can be found here

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Processors

I am thinking about upgrading my amd processor from a dual-core 2.0GHz to a quad-core 2.3 GHz processor and i was wondering if the AM2 socket that i already have will work with a AM2+ that the processor has.P.S. also, if there are any better deals that you know please comment

Topic by Caveman477  


can a piezo electric igniter kill someone? Answered

Im gonna make a taser thing out of a electric lighter will it kill? amd what volts will it discharge

Question by sharlston    |  last reply


Good CAD tool for strip board layout running under Linux? Answered

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an AMD 64 PC. I am looking for a layout tool to help build circuits on strip board. I have tried Windows apps under Wine but this is not very reliable.

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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

Topic by chrischavez    |  last reply


Windows 7, is it really that bad???

DVDRW is not recognized, Samsung laser printer does not work, USB is slower than 1.0, movies cannot be played properly... Many conflicts, programs often don't work etc... It seems almost as bad as Vista. W7 32b ultimate, AMD dual core, 2 Gb, etc. Is this normal???

Question by BobS    |  last reply


CPU Thermal Management?

Hi all. First of all, I am running a Pentium 4 530 at 3.0Ghz. The temperature at FULL load is about 60-70 degreese CELCIUS. The cooler us a .. Rocketfish Universal CPU Cooler.. (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+-+Universal+CPU+Cooler/9462609.p?id=1218108988702&skuId;=9462609) I dont know the code so i gave you a loink to it. I plan to upgrade to a Corsaire H50 to overclock. But first, I want to get my temps with this heatsink under control. I think it's the thermal compound... It's not applied very well.. I had to keep taking the cooler off and putting it back on to get it to clip into the board... :D Anyway, please let me know what you think I should do. THANKS!

Question by sci4me    |  last reply


Crashes my system to download the PDF

I have a Win 7 system with AMD processor.   I have tried two times to download a PDF and it crashes my system.  First time in years this has happened for me.  So what to do?   I am not interested to try for 3 times.  Is there a way to download without openning your window? Thanks, great site, JS

Topic by jhampa  


Battlefield 2 Problems? Answered

I'm having problems with battlefield 2, whenever I try and Play the game the screen goes black like its going to load, but then it goes back to the desktop. The version of the game is 1.5 AMD Phenom II x2 black edition processor, 3.1ghz nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 2gb DDR2 RAM mother board: asrock A780GMH/128M running Windows 7 Ultimate thanks

Question by T_T_    |  last reply


How to convert Multiple old laptop screenss into standalone monitors

Hello, I have a few broken laptops with good screen amd i was wondering if something like http://images.pugetsystems.com/images/pic_disp.php?id=19510 can be made using these https://www.instructables.com/id/Old-laptop-screen-into-Monitor/ Thanks Regards

Question by ziyaad.mahamoodally    |  last reply


I think I won the silicon lottery.

Just though I'd show you this. PC Specs: i7 2600k @ 4429MHz 8GB Corsair Vengeance + 8GB GSkill Ripjaws X @ 1600MHz (Not currently in the machine) Asus P8P67 Pro Corsair H80 with the fans off of a Thermaltake Frio Thermaltake Chaser MK I Chassis AMD Radeon 5770

Topic by Millawi Legend    |  last reply


My PC all of a sudden lags on all games.

Here's what happened. I got on today and started up MW2 on my PC. I had just installed a new mod, so i thought nothing of it when it lagged down to 20 FPS, perhaps, when it usually runs at 40-60 FPS. I got bored eventually and went to organize my PC, which included uninstalling a lot of old programs and making new folders. I decided to play borderlands when I was done. I noticed there was a considerable difference in frame rate from the previous day. Same thing with all of my other games, Minecraft, HL2 and all others. The only thing i did overnight was install that MW2 mod through bittorrent ( don't worry, it's legal. Alteriwnet, google it.) I've played around with my GFX card, AMD Raedeon 6540, and no dice. I've played with the clock in catalyst to no avail. I've installed game booster and boosted, but i can't get the lag to go away. The best results I've had are ending one of the 2 processes named wininitt.exe. My FPS almost got back to normal. I Think it has something to do with graphics, as nothing else is really slowed down. Also, I've tried uninstalling the MW2 mod. I played around with my windows 7 theme, too. PC specs Intel i5-2400@3.10 GHz Dual core 4 GB ram AMD Raedeon HD 6450 GFX Windows 7 Home premium -NYPA -Update The lag has been abolished. I don't know how, but it's gone. I did not touch my computer for a long time, iI guess to wait it out, but i'm not the only user of my computer, so it was used. Protips for people coming to this thread because they have the same problem, Scan for viruses Do regular HDD cleaning, i.e defragment, delete old files, registry clean. Lower GFX settings Update drivers Clean the computer's internals -NYPA

Question by NYPA    |  last reply


CPU Upgrade????? PLEASE REPLY!!!

Hi all. I am looking to upgrade my CPU cooler in my pc. Mycurrent cpu is a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz. My Motherboard is an Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU. I am trying to decide whether to buy a Pentium Dual-Core E6500, or a Core 2 Duo E7600. I USUALLY buy from CircuitCity because of their prices. Again, my choices are: Pentium Dual-Core E6500 Core 2 Duo E7600 I want something BETTER than the Pentium 4, but I dont want to spend much more than 200 dollars, preferably.. closer to 120 or so.. I know that those prices are CHEAP for a CPU, but well.. I dont have the money for a NEW pc, or a Core 2 Quad or expensive Core 2 Duo. If you're wondering why I dont have the money for a new pc or a more expensive CPU, Its because im 12. :D PLEASE REPLY ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!

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Is my GPU being bottle necked by my CPU? Answered

Hey Guys, just a quick question here. I have a Core 2 Quad Q6600 and an AMD R7 250 MCI OC 2GB Edition. I was wondering if anyone could tell me that if my GPU is being bottle .ecked by my CPU. Thanks in advance -Prickly Potato

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