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did you get core 2 duo or quad and gt 220 or x4500?
EDIT: yeah how much did you pay?
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I also recently decided to upgrade from a VAIO pcv series... A PVC-12CL frame to be exact. I love the Micro-atx form factor so I am doing a build around an asus maximus iv gene-z and an i5(k). Know zilch about overclocking, so I figured this would be a good place to start. Large user base, decent review... etc, etc. Im gonna go check out that ultimate newbie guide as soon as im done typing this.

itei seraoh

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post #13 of 24
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Well, he did say "450pi and up" so I'm assuming he means 480p-720p-1080p files.
this…sorry about the Typo…fixed


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Welcome to OCN!!
thanks…been here for a while but still, ultimately a newb/lurker


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How much you paying for it because the specss seem pretty dated...
i got a really good deal on it…i also got my former Sony @ a good price…last time I ever bought a Desktop was the Sony Vaio PCV-RZ22G and we paid like $2,000 for the works on that wayyy back in the day @ Best Buy


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Originally Posted by nvidiagreencamp View Post
did you get core 2 duo or quad and gt 220 or x4500?
EDIT: yeah how much did you pay?
Hoping to figure this stuff out very soon

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I also recently decided to upgrade from a VAIO pcv series...

hello/ 1st post
nice!


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I can only image He means play 480p movies files.
Alternatively he may want to watch 450 episodes of Magnum P.I. on his xbox from his computer.
and Magnum P.I. Was a great show

post #14 of 24
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so just got Recovery Disks and re-installed Windows 7

computer still restarting by itself?

turned off Windows auto re-start, changed power settings, please let me know what else to look for
post #15 of 24
You should return this if you can.
1) because it is restarting and is not working as advertised.
2) you can build yourself a better one for the same/cheaper price.
3) it's using DDR2...
4) uses a Intel GMA...

No offence but if you payed more than $500 you got ripped off... Especially if it is a refurb/used
If you are really against building your own computer.... You should look into a pre-built with an Intel i-series processor(i3 would be fine). And try to get DDR3 RAM slots...

Hell, even an AMD Athlon x2/3 with an 880G mobo will suit your needs.


On a side note, if you really want to get this working. Have you touched any of the cables of the computer? have they become loose? have you tried a different HDD?
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post #16 of 24
You could of built the computer yourself, And it would be much faster +, that computer has GT220 graphics which is 3 generations old, So pretty much hopeless at gaming.
Edited by AMDrocks - 10/4/11 at 6:08pm
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post #17 of 24
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No offence but if you payed more than $500 you got ripped off... Especially if it is a refurb/used
If you are really against building your own computer.... You should look into a pre-built with an Intel i-series processor(i3 would be fine). And try to get DDR3 RAM slots...

Hell, even an AMD Athlon x2/3 with an 880G mobo will suit your needs.


On a side note, if you really want to get this working. Have you touched any of the cables of the computer? have they become loose? have you tried a different HDD?

nope didn't pay more than that by a lot but w/Racovery Disks $50 bucks, its still way under $500 but not looking like as good as a deal

whats the big diff. between DDR2 & DDR3? and would having 16 GB of DDR2 equal to how much DDR3

yeah, one thing that kinda shocked me was basically one Mobo screw was on out of 6, i'll re-check all cables and haven't tried HDD, may go buy one today
post #18 of 24
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You could of built the computer yourself, And it would be much faster +, that computer has GT220 graphics which is 3 generations old, So pretty much hopeless at gaming.
it played the one 720p and the 450p files that i was having a problem w/on my old system so i'm content


not a PC Gamer and going for an Entertainment Center type computer, any help is appreciated
post #19 of 24
even for an entertainment center type computer, that may be inadequate.

better video card is going to be ideal for bluray. further, multitasking is a function of the full system, but heavily focused on memory (ram). there are two things to consider about memory: size and speed.

the motherboard probably has 4 DDR2 slots, meaning it can take up to 4x4GB DDR2 memory sticks, which would be 16gb. this does not, however, mean that you actually HAVE 16gb. i would be extremely shocked to find that asus put 16gb of memory into a machine that cheap.

if you are buying this thing used, its worth about $300 MAX dude. seriously. you could build it BRAND NEW for like $500, if that.

i predict that you will be wholly unimpressed.
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post #20 of 24
you went from the stone age to the bronze age

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Let him enjoy the brass age guys...
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