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New comp recieved quad core, advise please..


jacobjohn7
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I recently bought this machine.. Dual Xeon HT Core Quad (4)x 3.6GHz New HD545 3D Gaming 160GB 2GB

All sounds brill processor wise, but only issue is I feel it may need another 2gb of RAM as only 2 in at present. Please could someone advise what type i need for it? and best place to go for it,.. economy and quality... thankyou

I ask as wanted to run shogun 2, which has run fine, but on playing it froze on a screen (curser still moved though) not sure whether this would be software fault or prob with handling ability of hardware (but presume spec should eat it for breakfast!) ...any ideas/issues?

Additionally, and last question, i have an odd occurance since plugging in old keyboard etc.. when I want to type the @ sign, when i press relevant key.. speech marks come up instead... then I deduced that maybe the speech marks was the @ sign and it was.. I just dont know why? cheers all.

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Miké

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Another vote for Crucial, excellent company who will exchange ram if not compatible.

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lotvic

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change keyboard language XP pro

control panel | Regional and Language Options | Languages tab and click on Details button and you can change to the UK keyboard.

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jacobjohn7

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i've got 2 more gb of ram for this machine (2 x 1).. Dual Xeon HT Core Quad (4)x 3.6GHz New HD545 any help/guidance/links for where to look for fitting these?

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lotvic

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Same as you did on other pc - just click in place

video shows how to fit ram http://www.youtube.com/embed/mGTT0Vcy0E4

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bobbybowls

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change your key board to uk settings. control panel- region and language. then download one of these http://majorgeeks.com/AIDA32-PersonalSystemInformation_d181.html http://majorgeeks.com/EvonsoftSystemInfo_d4871.html http://majorgeeks.com/SIWSystemInfo_d4387.html it will tell you whats in your pc.then we can advise you on an upgrade.

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marvin42

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Or you could download the Crucial scanner and this will tell you exactly what you need. Crucial

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markd71

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Change your keyboard in control panel, regions

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jacobjohn7

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checked in control panels its already set as UK... cheers perhaps it needs software/driver installing?

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natdoor

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Keyboard setting must be consistent with keyboard layout if characters are to be displayed as presented on the keyboard. If your keyboard settings are UK and the @ and " characters do not diplay in accordance with key annotations, then you probably have a US keyboard. For UK standard, the " is above 2 and @ is above '. For US they are the other way round.

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jacobjohn7

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yeah its a UK keyboard, and all peripheral devices are my old ones from previous comp. Replaced tower and now the keys come out in reverse... I just have to adapt my typing at present, but kind of annoying, when i go into control panels theres isn't really a relevant menu for the region. I'm on XP pro OS. if any help.

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