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My computer Motherboard Asus P5QL Pro Intel core 2 duo cpu e8600 Hard disk seagate barracuda 7200.11 1TB 3.0 Gbit/s Video card XFX Geforce 280 GTX 1024mb DDR# XT i am trying to install windows

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    Dale Barrett May 11, 2010

    Which version of windows, Vista or XP

  • killerabyss May 11, 2010

    can you state what exactly is the problem?

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What is the problem? cannot install os? changer you cd installer, or check your cd room drive... if you meet problem for installation.. basic is, changer your cd, if fails, use another cd room if cd room som problem.. or maybe you need to turn dessable the sata in the bios..

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We bought Sims3 for PC but now someone tell me that we must have bought the Sims and Sims2 then it can be install on the PC. Is that true and if so where can we get install disk to go on.


Hi. Welcome to Fixya!
You don't need to install Sims 1 and Sims 2 to be able to install Sims 3 to your computer. For the expansion packs and stuff packs for Sims 3 you need to install first Sims 3 base game for it to work on your computer. However your computer must have the system requirements of Sims 3 to be able to run it properly. Here is the system requirements for Sims 3 :
FOR WINDOWS XP

* Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

FOR WINDOWS VISTA
* Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS
NVIDIA GeForce series
FX 5900, FX 5950
6200, 6500, 6600, 6800,
7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
9600, 9800, GTX 260, GTX 280

ATI Radeon™ series
9500, 9600, 9800
X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
2400, 2600, 2900
3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
4850, 4870
Intel® Extreme Graphics
GMA X3x00 series


Jul 18, 2011 | Sims 3 HighEnd Loft Stuff Expansion Pack...

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Hi i my computer suddenly started to shutdown and turn on again after a fev seconds.some times it goes in to windows but soon after crashes.it has wrked for over a year and this was a home built...


Try these....
Overheating problem in your PROCESSOR!
Check the temp in your BiOS and the setting of your processor!
Check also the power supply and upgrade it to hifgher wattage!
Clean your processor HEAT SiNK, dust and dirt might have acumulated!
Check the HEAT sink position, if its flatly fitted on top of procie, and scrape the old silicon paste between ur proci and heat sink and put a NEW ONE!

Encountered this kind of prob.. the prob is in the PSU unit(Power Supply Unit)!

These might help you!

Nov 07, 2010 | ASUS P5QL PRO Motherboard

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Hi. i have a compaq presario sr5025an. I have 2 gig of ram. I have the intel core 2 duo e4300 processor. I am after a grapics card. cheers.


To get the full specs of your mainboard go to: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00893006&lc=en&cc=au&lang=en&product=3401230&dlc=en#N198

This motherboard has 1 PCI Express x16 slot for a graphics card.

You could use:
Geforce 6 series (6800GT)

Geforce 7 series (GeForce 7950, GeForce 7900, GeForce 7800, GeForce 7600 ,
GeForce 7300, GeForce 7200 and GeForce 7100)

Geforce 8 series (GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GTS 512, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT and GeForce 8500 GT)

Geforce 9 series (GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GSO and GeForce 9400 GT

Geforce 200 series (GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250 GeForce GTS 240 and GeForce GT 220

Geforce 400 series (GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460, Geforce GTX 450)

With your system however I would recommend nothing greater than a Geforce GTS 250.

Please rate me high.
Thanks.

Nov 01, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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ASUS P5QL PRO memory problem


This problem occurs because of confliction between RAM memory frequency.
For that you must have 2 RAM with same memory frequency and same company chip .
Then it works fine with 2 RAM.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 03, 2009 | ASUS P5QL PRO Motherboard

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PC will not run Sims3. DO I need a graphics card? if so, what type of card?


Hi friend The SIMS 3 minimum hardware requirements are:
1. FOR WINDOWS XP
* Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

2. FOR WINDOWS VISTA
* Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS


NVIDIA GeForce series
FX 5900, FX 5950
6200, 6500, 6600, 6800,
7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
9600, 9800, GTX 260, GTX 280

OR

ATI Radeon™ series
9500, 9600, 9800
X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
2400, 2600, 2900
3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
4850, 4870


OR

Intel® Extreme Graphics
GMA X3x00 series

Please cross check your system with this requirements and upgrade accordingly.

I hope this will help you out. Plz vote for me.
Thanks

Oct 06, 2009 | EA - Electronic Arts Sims: Complete...

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E8400 or Q6600


personally i have the q6600 which is a quad core processor, all the others you listed were dual core, personally i use alot of programs all at once which is good if you have a quad core, but just for general music, data, and streaming, the e8400 is probably better for you, its a 3ghz processor.

Mar 20, 2009 | Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 LGA775 3.00GHz 6MB...

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Pc games hang in the middle of the game


1st on the list drivers
2nd ram
3rd faulty video card


do a fresh intall on another hard disk and then install driver and game see if it works if it does drivers if not ram.

Dec 30, 2008 | XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8500 Graphic Card

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Which One To Choose?


What are you going to use the computer for? Gaming? Or Office use?

The processor is on the high-end. It's actually overkill for normal word processing / internet surfing. It's pretty good if the computer is for gaming.

Your motherboard is okay, but not great. Perfect for office use, but I wouldn't recommend it for gaming. It will not be very upgradable. It lacks RAID, and SLI/Crossfire support, and it only has two slots for ram, not four, making upgrading your RAM expensive.

My suggestion for a motherboard is the Asus P5N-D:
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=627&l4=0&model=2033&modelmenu=1

That one has RAID, SLI, two PCI Express ports, four ram slots, and also has a 5.1 sound card built in.

If you do decide to upgrade your video card, I suggest an NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX. They're about $200 and quite good for gaming.

Don't forget the other things your computer needs:
450 watt PSU or better
cpu fan, chassis fan
thermal grease / silicone paste

Dec 24, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Computer Not Booting Up


Are you running one or two video cards?
If just one, 550w should be plenty of power. Double check ALL connections and make sure that the ram and all add-in cards are FULLY seated.
Also check to see if the video card requires its own power plug. If it does, it will have a connector on it for you to attach a lead from the power supply.
Also make sure that you have both power connectors plugged into the mainboard, theres one thats only 4 pins and then of course the larger one of 24 pins.
If all connection look good, then start with the basics. Break it down to just the power supply, mainboard, cpu, one stick of ram and the video card... unplug everything else from the mainboard including drive cables and any add-in cards. And check to make sure you processor is seated properly as well as the ram and video.
Let me know what you find.

Oct 23, 2007 | ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS (0610839148967)...

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Computer Not Booting Up


normaly ther are two reasons for pc not showing the disply
1 memory card mismach
2 graphics card mismach
get the specification of the mother board and correct the above errors the pc will work if u need more assistace please write to me

Oct 23, 2007 | ASUS AI Lifestyle P5N32-E SLI...

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