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August 22, 2010 11:14:47 PM

Im just posting this cause I'm always paranoid about my PC running correctly ,Here's my info

and please tell me if you need more info



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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/14/2010, 21:30:22
Machine name: JUSTIN-3C0D586F
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: alienware
System Model: alienware
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU Q6850 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 513MB used, 4188MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 460
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E22&SUBSYS_13603842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 768.0 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)

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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 22, 2010 11:45:38 PM

Looks fine to me. It would help more if you posted what hardware is SUPPOSED to be with the computer so we can find out if its all detected and running properly. But it looks fine.
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 1:09:17 AM

Well since Alienware built it there's your first problem (just kidding).
Do you think it's running fine? We can't really tell from that.
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August 23, 2010 2:50:07 AM

The 1st video card I had for it was a 8800 GT and ever since I changed to the 460gtx. But when Im playing World of Warcraft it freezes up on me for a good 20 sec sometimes I dunno if its my connection or the new video card
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 2:55:53 AM

Did you clean out the drivers and use the latest drivers from Nvidia after putting the card in?
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 3:39:05 AM

Is the cooler dusty? What are the GTX 460's temperatures? What's your power supply? Do any other games freeze up?
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August 23, 2010 10:28:28 AM

I dont know what you mean by cleaning out old drivers ? I just bought the new card and installed the lastest drivers for it. And I have a 750 Watt Power Supply
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 10:37:48 AM

Scroll down this site for how to properly remove your old drivers, Once done I imagine everything should work fine... Unless it wasn't a driver problem :??:  ....
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 10:54:57 AM

The 8800GT and the GTX 460 use the same drivers...
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 10:57:07 AM

They shouldn't. If you visit the nVidia website theres different drivers for the different familys. for a reason.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 10:58:49 AM

No, there aren't.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:04:59 AM

decode said:
They shouldn't. If you visit the nVidia website theres different drivers for the different familys. for a reason.

Nvidia use what they call a "unified driver" or one size fits all approach, the current driver is for all cards from the 6 series to the 4xx series. I have found that whilst you can get away with installing a new driver over an old one it's best to remove the driver and reinstall it if you change cards.
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:09:32 AM

Upon research you and j-whatever are correct, my bad. I apologize.... and there went that theory. I guess you learn New things every day.

That's not a bad thing either.
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August 23, 2010 12:06:46 PM

Quick query - 2814 seems like an odd amount of ram you would almost need to be running 2x1G, 1x512, 1x 256 to get that. I sure hop all that ram has good timings as I dont see a 256M module as being too fast - it may be possible it is bringing the ram speed down a tad.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 6:25:07 PM

The odd ram amount is most likely due to the artificial limitations of the 32-bit operating system.
Speaking of which even though the GTX 460 is DX11 you will not actually be able to use DX11 until you upgrade from XP. I would recommend win7 64-bit so you can also use as much ram as you want.
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August 23, 2010 8:17:42 PM

Isnt that limit 3.25 Gigs? There will be some BIOS/System reserved overhead but not 500 Megs, I would think. What is the RAM amount in the BIOS POST OP?

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 8:33:33 PM

The technical limit is actually 4gb but in reality it tends to vary from 2.8 to 3.4 depending on a variety of factors. Also he may have an IGP enabled that is using some of the ram.
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 9:29:42 PM

The OS has to use the 4GB to map all memory, including the videocard's framebuffer.
So due to inefficancies the limit is around 3.8GB, then minus ram on the GTX 460 and you get 2.8+.
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August 23, 2010 10:50:27 PM

Ah yes, I see those specs are from the Nvidia systems report which deducts the frame buffer. That makes sense.

Thanks!
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