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    New System Check

    I have just bought a new system with the following spec:

    Windows Vista Premium
    Intel Duo E6400
    2 GB DDR2-SD RAM
    320 GB SATA 3G Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm)
    NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE Graphics Card
    20" ViewSonic Widescreen LCD Monitor


    I'm not really that clued up on hardware and just want a few recommendations on checks that I can do to ensure that the system is running how it should be.

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers.

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      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
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      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
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    7500.. sounds like a pc world job..*hisssss* lol

    What do you want to check?

    When the PC boots it will tell you you're cpu and ram speeds (frequencies) otherwise download this

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...fo/CPU-Z.shtml

    it will tell you everything you want to know about your processor

    something like TAT or coretemp will tell you what temperature it runs at.

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    Yuo can also run some ofe the benchmark software, such as 3dmark, and see how you rate vs similar equip.
    I used to have something here.

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      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 920 @ 4Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 24Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Drive of some description
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560Ti 448 Core
      • PSU:
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    Smells like Compaq

    My mate just bought one, however I am ripping out the graphics card and beefing up the RAM on his. He needed a system there and then so PC world it was, even though it killed me. Looking at the system specs, the thing that is really going to let you down is the graphics card. nVidia don't even list it on there site and all I can find out is that is uses Turbo Cache and is loosely based on a 7300 Series card.

    The PSU should be fine for anything up to a 7600GS which should give you a bit of a boost on the graphics side. If you wanted to push it further you would need to beef up the PSU then the skies the limit as it uses a standard ATX PSU and the motherboards they put in usually have the full compliment of 6 PCI-E lanes.

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
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      • pipex homecall
    7500 is an OEM version of either the 7300 or 7600 can't quite remember

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    I know the graphics card is shocking and I'm going to change it soon.

    Is there any point of getting a DirectX 10 card yet?

    I was thinking of getting a Sapphire X1950GT 256MB because there doesn't seem to be a great slew of DirectX 10 games coming out yet and this card seems like a good short term measure.

    Any thoughts?

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    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
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    yes thee is point as there will be, and the outperform most dx9 cards atm anyway, so why would you not want to.

    and there will be cheaper ones (8600) this month hopefully aswell

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    The *current* dx10 cards are worth getting simply because they're so fast even at dx9. But if you can't afford the premium then a cheaper dx9 card will tie you over for some time yet.

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