Can I upgrade the CPU in my HP Pavilion? 

by on June 21, 2013

Q: I have a HP Pavilion p6110y and I am interested in upgrading the cpu. I was curious in which cpus were compatible with my computer and which is the best for audio production software such as pro tools.

 
 

Should I go with an Asus or an Alienware laptop for gaming? 

by on June 18, 2013

Q: g’day i am looking to upgrade my laptop to new a new gaming one. But seeing though that there is so many to choose from now, i would like a little bit of help (as i am computer illiterate LOL)

i am currently looking at the Alienware 17mx, the asus G75, the msi GE70/GT70 and also a new brand on the market the Venom blackbook 17 B0218.

Now i do understand u get what you pay for, but that is where i am getting a little bit lost, i like the alienware because of the look and how u can customize it…
the asus because that is what i am currently on, even though it is 4 years old she is still going on strong,
the msi, just because to me that is the cheaper option but would that get me through the long run?
And now this Venom brand, i don’t know much about it, and i think that’s what i am afraid of.

Also i would be buying 2, as my girlfriend has just found her knack for online gaming and would like to join me haha!!

thanks for your help cheers!!

 
 

Does a socket AM2+ mean AM2 and up or is AM2+ a special type of socket/processor? 

by on June 7, 2013

Q: i want to upgrade the processor in my pc and it says that my socket is AM2+. does this mean AM2 and up, or a special type thats just that? i had my eyes set an an am3 processor, but would it work in my pc?

 
 

How come my fonts do not work after upgrading from OS X 10.4 to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3? 

by on May 18, 2013

Q: I’ve upgraded from Mac Power PC 10.4 to Mac Mountain Lion 10.8.3 but I can’t seem to get any of my fonts to work. Can you help with this situation? thank you in advance

 
 

How come my HP Pavilion shuts off after a while after upgrading from an Intel 5500 to a 9300? 

by on May 4, 2013

Q: hi i have a HP Pavilion Dv2500 i want to upgrade to intel 9300 processor from an intel 5500 but when i put the processor the computer turns on but stays on for a while but turn off with the 5500 dont have this problem what i should do!

 
 

How come I am getting a message that I need to update a driver while upgrading to Windows 7 even though I already updated the driver? 

by on May 1, 2013

Q: I’m trying to upgrade to Window 7. I ran the Win 7 upgrade advisor and it told me I could upgrade. When I started to install it told me I needed to update the driver for Storage controllers: ADY6E7E4 IDE Controller. So I went to Dell and downloaded and installed the driver but I got the same message that I needed to update that driver. I’m guess it has to do with the things that uses IDE cables. The only things I have that uses IDE is my floppy disc drive which I don’t use so I don’t really care about and my I/O board which is where my start button is located. I know if I disconnect it my PC won’t start so I’m just worried that if I upgrade and it doesn’t work properly my PC won’t turn on. If I go ahead with the install. Could it keep me from starting my computer?

 
 

Should I upgrade from the Radeon HD 6850 GPU to the Geforce GTX 670 or Geforce GTX 680? 

by on April 25, 2013

Q: I currently have a Radeon HD 6850 GPU and want to upgrade. What is better and more worth the money, Geforce GTX 670 or Geforce GTX 680?

 
 

Can I upgrade the CPU in my Dell Inspiron 530? 

by on April 21, 2013

Q: I want to upgrade my dell inspiron 530. I was wondering if I can upgrade the CPU from intel pentium to dual core or something. The RAM is fairly limited at around 1.8ghz and I want at least 2.66 or higher if possible. Also any other kinds of upgrades would be helpful i.e. what kind RAM is compatible.

 
 

How do I know if I can add 1GB of RAM to my Gateway system? 

by on March 5, 2013

Q: I want to add memory to a Gateway system it has installed 1024 mb of memory can I add another 1024 MB

 
 

How come my computer only sees half the RAM that I put in it? 

by on February 27, 2013

Q: Hello there I have a Intel I7 – 970 cpu and have upgraded my memory to four sticks Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) but my computer only sees half of it