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mikie_eikim

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Hi, uh, stettybet recommended that I come here now that I've found out my computer has a PCI-E expansion slot.

here's the original post:
http://www.geekstogo...lp-t179150.html

What video game does everyone recommend?
Since I'm getting CoD4 in a few weeks too, I want to make sure that my computer will be able to run both.

Please have a look at my specs in the above link, and PLEASE make suggestions about what i should replace/upgrade and what components I should add to my computer.
As well as any recommended brands for parts.

I need an over haul on my computer, so please recommend any parts and any general things to make it work better.
i.e should i get more RAM, another hard drive, another burner, etc.

Thanks for helping this PC noob out =_=
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Hi there, having a quick look at the system requirements for that game, here's an example of what you could do:

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161206

PSU:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010

But to properly help you out, what's your budget? What's your current make/model of system?
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hi mate, thanks for replying.

i bought a nvidia Geforce graphics card today,
8800GT, 512mb (256mb)
PCI-Express2.0(x16)
graphics board

I've plugged it in a few times, and turned my system on, and i got a really really annoying high pitched noise.

should i just bare through the noise and install the drivers and such?

i think the problem may be the mother board:

heres the specs that i found elsewhere:
http://img127.images...ge=specsee7.jpg

can someone check or tell me who to check if these specs are compatible with this graphic card?

again, thanks so much for the trouble guys.
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HI,

Do you mean that everything works but there is just a really high pitch sound? In that case it may be the case intrusion speaker, just unplug it from inside.


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yeah sorry, i wasnt very clear.

uh..when i plugged the card in, as far as it would go and made sure it was secured, when i plugged the power cord into the wall socket, the card would make the noise. regardless or if the computer was turned on or not.

http://img143.images...dscf4049hs3.jpg graphics card

http://img248.images...dscf4052ya9.jpg it says 1 on the left, and 2 on the right.
I've plugged my monitor into both with the DVI adaptor, but nothing comes up on screen when i turn the comp on.

http://img216.images...dscf4053gz6.jpg this is an image of the mainboard i have
maybe some of u guys might be able to tell from looking at it what might be wrong.
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The 8800GT is a very powerful card, and as such requires a very powerful PSU to run it. What PSU do you have in your system? Have you connected the 6-pin power connector to the graphics card? You will not be able to run that card with the standard emachines PSU!

I suggest you stop trying to run this card immediately, unless you know you have a powerful-enough PSU. If your PSU is the standard one, you may very well have damaged the graphics card already, by under-powering it.

I personally have this exact card in the Gainward version, and it's fantastic. I'm using an Antec True-Power Trio 650W PSU to power it, which is a high-quality unit.
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nah its cool, i couldnt take the noise anymore, so i took it to the store and had them install it.

when he showed me, it turns out i forgot to plug the power cable to the PSU.
but thankfully i didnt, because after a 3o minute inspection he told me that i'd need a new PSU.

so, i bought a 530W PSU, and had them install the card to go with it.

now, ive installed the drivers, theres no problems now, and soon i will test the CoD2, but by the looks of things, there shouldnt be anymore problems.

thanks for the help guys and have a merry christmas dudes :)
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He took 30 minutes to decide that? I picked it without even seeing it! :)

Anyway, at least he got the right answer! Glad to hear it's sorted.
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Wait so your telling me he recommended you a 530 watt PSU? Doesn't seem to me its trustable because all the good brands are whole numbers like 500 600 700 and such.

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