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adrian2055

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  1. It was atuomatically disabled. I thought this was a better card. Isn't it?
  2. I did update the drivers from nvidia's site. As for the intel card, you are right, It is integrated and I did not turn it off in bios. I forgot to do that. Thanks for reminding me. I'm gonna take care of that now.
  3. Before I settle in for a night of gaming I decided to ask this question. On my new desktop my windows experience index score was a 4.0 with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 256MB card that came with it. Well, I installed a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI Express graphics card today and my score decreased to a 3.5. My gaming graphics score went up from a 4.0 to a 4.7, but my graphics score (the one that measures the desktop performance on windows aero) when down from a 4.0 to a 3.5. Why is that?
  4. Hey Guys (Yes, It's me again), I got a new destop this weekend (the laptop finally died) and I wanna try windows 7 on it since I qualify for the free upgrade, but I don't wanna remove vista or my recovery drive since dell didn't give me any recovery dvds. The OS is on the C:\ drive and the recovery is on the D:\ Drive and I just wanna make an E:\ drive and install a 30-Day trial version of Windows 7 to play around with. Is this possible without re-formatting and losing my recovery drive? I'm not that worried about the C:\ drive. I can make a backup of that with Acronis True Image. My main concern is not losing my recovery drive.
  5. My laptop crashed yesterday. Compaq said they will fix it now (finally). Close or delete this thread please.
  6. Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna try this (and pray my laptop still works when I'm done). Since I can't return it to HP and I already obatined th restore dvds which did not help, and got a new desk this is my only option. I found teh guide online. I just gotta work up the courage to take it apart.
  7. I used the uninstaller from their site. The problem was I installed teh latest version from the site and when i installed another program It installed flash player 9 over it which was causing the issue. After I removed both versions and re-installed the latest version everything is working fine. I didn't have to change the default dep settings.
  8. Update: Thanks for the recommendation cluberti. After doing so I found out that Adobe Flash Player is causing the problem. I'm gonna re-install it and see if that fixes everything.
  9. What the heck is this? I have re-installed vista 11 times in the last 5 days and this error message pops up every single time. I can't even use most of my programs because of this. What causes it and how do I stop it? When I go to the performance options and try to disable it the screen is grayed out. I don't have any viruses and I got rid of the spyware. I normally scan for both once a week and I've been using that same programs for over a year. No Changes have been made. Is there another way t disable this thing?
  10. After doing some research on my own (I called hp, but the reps, I talked to several, told me that they couldn't and wouldn't help me because I violated my warranty by installing the 64-bit version of vista and upgrading the memory from 2GB to 4GB which they believe messed up the laptop..................................WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?) I found out that I'm not the only person having this issue with this model. The fan is not bad. The problem is they only installed one small fan per unit :angrym: on the side of the laptop which naturally causes it to remain hot since the fan is a low powered one and it can't cool the rest of the laptop. Now I managed to cool things down myself by changing certain power settings, but the only answer to this problem is to install a higher powered fan if one is available. Let this be a lesson to you guys. Do more research before you buy. This could have been avoided.
  11. Oh I hate to do that. The last time I did that Dell stripped my laptop of its good parts and re-sold them. I got my pc back with refurbished parts which died less than a month after I sent it back. I've been scared to send a pc back to the company since that happened, but I guess I have no other option in this case.
  12. I wonder if this laptop can really handle 64-bit. This laptop came with the 32-bit version, but I upgraded the memory and moved to 64-bit. CPU-Z says it's x86-64. Shouldn't it be able to handle it?
  13. This one looks like the stand that I have (I didn't pay that much for it though, that's robbery): http://www.thefurnitureparadise.com/hs-lap...tm_term=5974-18
  14. Nope. Didn't help. I'll call HP in the morning. Thanks to everyone who replied.
  15. Wait a sec.....I just thought of something. I started having these issues when I updated the bios. Could that be an issue? Maybe I should go back to the factory issued one.
  16. I have the Compaq Presario CQ-215DX. It's not on this list, but I'm gonna call them anyway and see if something can be done. Thanks for posting this. i needed the phone number.
  17. Dang, OK, I'll contact HP/Compaq and see if I can get something done. Even with the pc sitting still for over an hour it's still the same temp. I hope they actually cooperate.
  18. thanks. it's kinda hot. This is when it's luke warm so I know the temps are much hotter than this when it shuts off. Could an antivirus program cause issues? I use panda antivirus, but I don't have it installed right now.
  19. I have everest and siw installed. Can someone tell me what I'm looking for? I thought I would point out that I've been running win7 for a few hours and my pc is barely warm. Maybe there was something wrong with my vista install
  20. I'll run everest and SIW. Thanks g-force and -X-. Maybe I'll get some answers after I run those 2 programs.
  21. Hotter without power saving features (ACPI)? Sure. That's normal. But not to the point where it would shut down. Perhaps the Vista OEM image loaded on your laptop is loaded with crapware (something a lot of OEMs love to do -- norton garbage and what not; they usually get paid for it), so that would make it run hotter, malware might be an issue too, but it shouldn't make it so hot that it would shut down by itself. I can have my boxes peaked at 100% CPU usage for several days straight and it still won't do that... I got rid of the OS image as soon as I got the laptop. I didn't use any of the crap that came with it. I did a clean istall of vista home premium and still had this issue. Now one thing I did see when I went into the bios is that the fan is set to run all the time (default setting) instead of when it gets hot. Could that be some of the problem?
  22. That's what I thought. I had a feeling he didn't know what the heck he was talking about. He said that because it doesn't do that with win7 build 7100 when we installed it on my laptop. I guess he assumed that was the problem. The bad part is this guy owns a PC repair shop. I feel bad for his customers. So it's the PC's cooling design that's the issue. Dang, is there a way to fix that on a laptop or am I screwed?
  23. Reccently I started having issues with my laptop overheating. I'm told this is an os issue, but I'm not sure. Now my laptop came with vista home premium 32-bit, but I moved to the 64-bit version. It overheated on both. I was told to try a different version so I purchased the ultimate upgrade dvds and installed it. Unfortunately it did the same thing. It gets extremely hot (can barely touch it) and sometimes shuts off to prevent damage. I was told that I needed to use the version that's best for my computer based on the specs and I was hoping you guys could help me out with that. I want to sitck with the 64-Bit version so I can utilize all my memory. Here's my specs: 2.00 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor 1MB L2 Cache 4 GB Ram NVIDIA GeForce 8200M (Video Memory Up to 895MB) 250GB Hard Drive (5400RPM) SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display (1366x768) 56k modem Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN 802.11b/g WLAN 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader What version do you think I shoud use based on my specs (I have a license for home premium and ultimate)?


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