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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Upgrading Graphics card

    I have an Intel i5 CPU 760 @ 2.8 with 8GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics card which I am looking to upgrade. What do you recommend please. I don't play games but use Photoshop, Lightroom and onOne for image processing. onOne recommends at least an Open GL2 256MB VRAM video card if...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Best Upgrade for my PC please

    Hi - hope you can help please. My computer from pcspecialists is now approx. 2 years old and I was wondering what would be the best way to upgrade it to make it run faster or for general improvement. The spec is as follows - Intel i5-760 quad core 2.80 and 8 MB cache; ASUS P7H57D-V EVO...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Screen resolution and Graphics card

    I'm looking for a new monitor and may go for one with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440. Will my 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 graphics card be good enough for this resolution mainly for photoshop use.......but also, how about gaming although I dont do much of this!! Thanks Dave
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ilyama 27'' monitor

    I'm looking to upgrade my 22'' Dell flatscreen with possibly a Ilyama B2712/E2773/B2776 or 2775...... are there any specific ones you would recommend please. I bought my pc from you just over 12 months ago it has a 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX460 GDDR5 PCI Express - Direct X 11 graphics card, would...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Formatting External Harddrive to FAT32

    Hi - Hope this is in the right Section - my son in law is trying to get his playstation to recognise his external hard drive (so that he can put pictures from his drive on to the playstation) and he has been told that he needs to format his external hard drive to FAT does he do this...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bought my first pc games yesterday

    Well, decided to buy some pc games and try out my computer. I bought Terminator Salvation, Tiberian Sun and Sniper Art of Victory - can't get past the first German Soldier yet!! Bought them from Game 3 for £10 which I didn't think was bad Quite please with the graphics even though the games may...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Please excuse my ignorance

    On the front of the Trigon case there are 2 silver round buttons the top one (the bigger one) is the On/Off switch what is the smaller one please - it has 2 triangles facing each other. Also please what is the light above this small round button showing.....the other light above this and below...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Space Invadesr......Caput No longer available due to its perceived copyright infringement
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    I was looking at some games yesterday at a Game shop in the Trafford Centre Manchester and there were games for pc (some secondhand), xbox360, PS whatever etc etc. Can you only play the pc games on your computer or will the games meant for other machines play just as well. thanks Dave
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 52 in 1 card reader

    Hi - is the 52 in 1 card reader capable of reading SDHC cards please Thanks Dave
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    I can recommend the DVD from on Learn to Use Windows 7 it only costs £9.99 + PP and has helped me to learn/understand the new software. Dave
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Vast improvement in my RAW images

    Haven't had much time to take many photos recently due to weather, gardening, etc so went to Quarry Bank, Styal a National Trust property on Friday to brush up on my photographic skills and I must say the RAW results look very impressive even before any post processing. I dont think my skills...
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    Which ISP do you use and are you limited to any download capacity. I'm currently with madasafish I pay £6 per month for upto 6GB download and if I exceed this limit I'm charged £2 per GB. Normally I can work within 5GB but with my new computer I have been downloading new software and that free...
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    Just a newbie question please. Does this motherboard have 2 graphic card slots and a 1st and 2nd hard disk slots. I have the 1GB 460 graphic card and 1TB memory if I look for an upgrade in the near future was wondering whether another 1GB 460 would be a good investment since I mainly use...
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    Its been 10 days now since I received my computer and just received an email from PCS asking for some feedback from me. The link took me to the ciao website where I had to register and then from there to the homepage......but no questionnaire as far as I could see. Anyone else have this problem??
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Post Processing Software

    Which one do you use....Photoshop, Capture NX2 or Lightroom. At the moment I'm using Photoshop CS5 (just bought the Students Edition) but also thinking of buying Lightroom 3 while I still have student status. Does anyone have any preferences. Dave
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Card Trick but its not a Trick

    I'm not sure how this works but if anyone can answer it then I would be interested to hear from them. 1. Start with a full pack of cards. 2. turn the top card over if it is say a 6 then count out 7 other cards to add up to 13. If the card was a 2 then add another 11 cards again to make 13. A...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Is Space Invaders still going

    For those as old as I am (there may not be many)....(if any) is the old Space Invaders game still available. They use to have it on table top gaming machines in most pubs when I was a lot younger.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Where do you Guys work

    I'm fascinated about the extensive knowledge you guys have about computers, overclocking, cooling, etc. What is your main day job and where did you gather the extensive knowledge you have ie: college course, self taught etc. I'll start the ball rolling. I'm retired (61) worked as an Assistant...
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    Can you give me a few explanations please: 1. How do you overclock a machine. 2. Why would you want to overclock. 3. What are the advantages/disadvantages of overclocking. 4. Can you overlock only certain computers Many more questions but that enough for now.