pc teaks?

Pc to make faster

Question by curmudge-man   |  last reply


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?

Question by Ortaega   |  last reply


garageband for pc??

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

Question by sci4me   |  last reply


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.

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


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?)

Topic by evillordnikon   |  last reply


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

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

Question by eatlama   |  last reply


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?

Topic by rickick   |  last reply


Gamecube to Pc?

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

Question by Krayzi99   |  last reply


PC Board

Hey all, Today I bought a PC board (printed circuit). I plan on making a flashlight with it and some 10 mm LED's I have, but I need some info on how to use the board. If I have a PC Board, how would I put the LED's on the circuit board for all of the lights to show up at once. (hence the flashlight). If anyone could diagram it out, or tell me a good way to do this, it would be really apprciated. Thanks a ton, Nicholas Brenn

Topic by Brennn10 


PS2 to PC ???

Hey there, heres my problem, i have a PS2 and a computer, i only have 1 tv, it's in the living room and always in use, thus i can't use it for my PS2 but my computer could be used for such IF i can find a way to make, or if i have to, buy somthing to connect the PS2 to my PC so i can use my PC monitor and speakers to play my PS2. i would deffenantly prefer to make something though, just cheaper that way cuz i think i would have all the parts already. if u can help me out it would be greatly appriciated and if not then thanks anyway i appriciate the effort.

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Test Pc

I saw a computer on here that was made on some sort of shelfing, and I was wondering what it was called exactly. There was no case, and it was used to test other parts. I recently came into ownership of a server motherboard and a HUGE motherboard with over 15 extension slots and I want to make this. Please help! NOTE: I DID SEARCH FOR IT!

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PC Nostalgia

Who remembers Cyrix CPUs?PCs that had a "Turbo" button?The "awesome" (at the time) quad speed optical drives?Voodoo graphics cards?SCSI?56K modems being "leading-edge" technology?16M colours being something more than slightly impressive?4Mb RAM being above average?A 486 DX2 being the best you could get?A 100 Mb hard drive was bigWindows came on a set of floppy disks (95 being about 40 of 'em or something stupid)?Loading Windows off floppies?Nestscape Gold Navigator 3.0?Alta Vista?It's not even 20 years ago...L

Topic by lemonie 


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

Topic by Krayzi99   |  last reply


pc file to mac

I have a PC file and i cant open it on my mac, is there way i can make it compatible with my mac?

Topic by ian9114   |  last reply


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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how to reformat a pc?

Question by stranger101   |  last reply


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...

Topic by mr_bojiggler   |  last reply


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??

Question by DAVID_A   |  last reply


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)?

Question by MrL33TPenguin   |  last reply


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!

Question by transistorguy   |  last reply


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.

Topic by Jackhole   |  last reply


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?

Topic by cambob97   |  last reply


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?

Topic by lmarkez   |  last reply


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.

Question by dkop1   |  last reply


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.

Question by Krayzi99   |  last reply


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

Topic by karlosantana   |  last reply


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!

Question by transistorguy   |  last reply


In-car computer (PC)

I want to put a PC in my car as a media source for music/podcasts, movies for the kids, park and surf at hotspots, etc. Has anyone done this? I have an older laptop that I can use/sacrifice, or should I get a small pc case? Things I want to do: #Can I hook it up to the "key on" power to boot when I start the car. #The laptop battery is weak and only gives power to the laptop for a few minutes (about 15 minutes then just enough to shut down) #Disconnect and relocate the screen or install a touch screen #Roof-mount (magnetic base) hi gain wi-fi antenna #the in dash stereo has RCA/mini-jack inputs for sound #I'm good with cars and computers. I can replace an axle as easily as a hard drive. I'm not afraid of getting greasy or soldering on boards. In other words, I believe I am up for the challenge Any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. peace, Scott

Topic by peacelover222   |  last reply


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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Mobile pc communications

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this so i'm sorry if its not. I am looking to control a set of switches using an old mobile phone connected to my PC. Sending a text message to the phone would let you do various things depending on the text message content. I don't even know if this would be possible but it is something I am looking to do and this seems to be one of the solutions (if possible) to what I need to do. If anyone else can help me with a way to control anything remotely without a wireless Internet connection, possibly even if its only 3G/EDGE/HSDPA Thanks

Topic by kaotix   |  last reply


Eee PC sleeve

I just made a sleeve for my brothers Eee PC from a sleeve from a camouflage jacket I had laying around, the same one I made a backpack out of. Killerjackalope knows the one. I don't have access to a camera at the moment, and won't be home tomorrow as i'm going four-wheeling. It is pretty cool looking and is no-sew. I hate that i'm not posting pictures right now it is so cool. I think it is an instructable that could get published.

Topic by Yerboogieman   |  last reply


PC SLAVE TOWER

Ok here is the idea, I have a main tower, plus a dozen or so old ones.  I wsa wondering if it is possible to some how link 2 motherboards so that one acts as a slave for the other.     First thought was that it may be as simple as running a cable from the ide ports.  That may be totally off but that is where I got the idea.    Target goals of theory 1. Additional disk drives- this would allow you to use additional HDD in the other case this was my primary objective. 2. Might the additional processor be able to split the tasks of the computer as a whole? In theory would it then be ran as 2 seperate computers or as one whole with dual processors (does such a thing exist?) 3. extra usb space. 4. additional vga outputs- I have 5 screens right now using the onboard, a dual port pci-e and a pci vid card plus a usb adapter one.  rather clusterry.  I have a additional screen but no card space for it.  I intend to eventually be able to use each independantly or as one large 2x3 screen for watching movies, but that in itself is not as of yet crucial to the theory. So can it be done buy this method or for that matter any method? If so how would I even start? I thank all those much wiser on this that I in advance

Topic by married_n_macon   |  last reply


PC ARCADE GUN

Ok I've got an idea of a aarcade like gun that could be used for your everyday PC \lappy. I was thinkin that people could probably use the arcade gun for a mouse.   Instead of using it just for game etc it could used to play FPS game and even for FPS creator so instead of using your mouse it could be as if you were the character and the one who is aiming!!! I even noticed that the newer or older? guns with a slide would be cooler.

Topic by kenexinator   |  last reply


Mac VS PC?

I'm posting this to share my experience and opinion of Mac's VS PC's. I welcome you to read and share your story. For many years I was a PC. I believed whole-heartedly that I needed Windows, and I needed Microsoft. Then I bought my last laptop. It wasn't cheap. I used it everyday for work and therefore it was important that it ran efficiently. Like many of you, I suffered from "blue screens" and on occasion a "crash". There were viruses and trojans and attacks from all places, you'd think I was engaged in war! Then the proverbial "last straw" occurred. I needed to upgrade into some new software, and I received a simple message that I needed to also upgrade the Windows Service Pack. Hmmm.... Seemed easy enough. (Been there. Done that.) So, off I went to download the SP (from a reputable source) and then "Success!"... I got a message that said "Successfully installed. Windows must restart to complete process". Hmmm... Ok... I pressed through the process to restart my machine and there it began.... The long and never ending cycle had started! My laptop shut down, started to boot and then upon seeing the (dare I say it?) Vista Start Up Screen, my laptop promptly repeated itself and began to reboot... o_0 ??? This went on for sometime... *anger growing*... NOTHING I did would stop this, or should I say NOTHING would START my laptop. It was forever entangled into a mysterious vortex of computer "Neverland". I was NOT impressed. I had to borrow another computer to do some research and found very little at the time to explain this conundrum. Then I tried Microsoft. I used their "so-called" online customer service department and was put in touch with someone who was younger than my oldest pair of shoes. He also couldn't speak English very well, so without being incredibly rude I requested another agent. Upon conversing with agent #2, I knew I was in trouble... (Was Agent #2 related to Agent #1???) ... o_0 ??? *shakes head* I will give credit to Agent #2. He was nice. He tried his hardest to suggest everything under the sun, but alas, we both concluded it was hopeless. The final bluescreen error number confirmed the toe tag on my machine. So I was left with having to reinstall the entire system and lose EVERYTHING on my laptop. *fuming mad now* Then it occurred to me that "Windon'ts" (as I affectionately call them now), opted not to provide me with necessary disks to reinstall their OS during my purchase. It seems that the cost of a CD has become so expensive for Microsoft that they are forced to leave it up to the consumer to fend for themselves. Clearly, they are suffering financially, No? When I rationalized this logic with Agent #2, he suggested that I purchase Windows 7 as it had just come out and was much better than Vista (No kidding.... *rolls eyes*). But why? Why prey-tell should I have to purchase anything? My laptop was only 14 months old (conveniently out of warranty) and may as well have been a pre-historic dinosaur as far as Agent #2 was concerned. So where did me and Agent #2 leave off? He suggested I "borrow" an installation disk from someone and reinstall windows vista and start over... *tics forming now...* He assured me that my "service call to Microsoft" would remain as "unsolved". (Oh btw, at this point we were regulars on the telephone). So my ONE LAST QUESTION to him was: "What assurance do I have, after reinstalling Vista and then the SP I need, that this problem won't just start again?" - His reply was, "Well, it shouldn't"... Straw officially broken. Now we come to my life with my new MacBook. Clearly much more expensive than a Windon'ts PC, but wait... Is it? Let's review. There are more "open-source apps" available to a Mac (meaning you get them for free), and in most cases I find they are the same if not better than the paid for MS version. The critical applications that I use everyday for work, installed fine and without issue. I also received "DISKS" from Apple. Apparently they can afford to give customers what they pay for.... Upon opening the box, I was running my new laptop within 5 minutes. Easy Peasy... The time alone that I save from all that aggravation is money in the bank. Do I miss anything? Yes, actually I do (or maybe I don't). What I miss out on are bluescreens, viruses, trojans, attacks, intrusions, crashes and all the other fun stuff I got to know and expect with a PC. So why tell all of you about this now? Well yesterday I noticed that the bottom of my MacBook had a slight bulge in the case. *Heart skipped a beat*. Then after some mild panic, with visions of my last ordeal swirling in my head, I went online in search of why, and found the answer within 5 minutes. Apparently this was something Apple became aware of and had a simple solution. Fill out a contact information form along with my serial number and I got a confirmation message. Not only would I receive an ENTIRELY NEW bottom to my MacBook, I would receive a full set of screws AND a screwdriver!!! All FREE OF CHARGE. NO SHIPPING FEES. COST ME NOTHING!!! *shocked* Now I was beaming. *ear to ear grin* I felt validated for my departure from PC. Then in some kind of absurd customer service universe, I received a knock at the door. My replacement parts had arrived!!! - Less than 24 hours later... *mouth gaping and eyes wide* So I thank you for reading this. I encourage you to share your opinions. If you don't know who I am. I am canucksgirl. I'm a Mac. Not a PC.

Topic by canucksgirl   |  last reply


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

Question by vorlock   |  last reply


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


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


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