By KungFuMan
Feb 5, 2008
  1. Hello all,

    I am from Nashville, TN, am new to online forums, with exception to World of Warcraft forums, of which I am an avid enthusiast. Not much else to say, except I am limited in my computer knowledge, but am aspiring to become an expert someday. Any points in the right directions for books/online resources for learning would be MOST appreciated!


    My Computer Info:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name HOME-C256AF04D5
    User Name JA

    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1500 MHz (15 x 100) 1700+
    Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400
    System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (11/13/03)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Monitor HP D6433A Pavilion M90 [19" LCD] (SM04002106)

    Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

    IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD400BB-00DKA0 (37 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive NEODIO USB Storage-SMC USB Device
    Disk Drive NEODIO USB Storage-CFC USB Device
    Disk Drive NEODIO USB Storage-MMC USB Device
    Disk Drive NEODIO USB Storage-MSC USB Device
    Optical Drive SONY DVD RW DW-U10A (DVD+RW:2.4x/2.4x, DVD-RW:4x/2x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/10x/32x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    H: (NTFS) 38154 MB (9936 MB free)

    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

    Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (

    Printer Lexmark Z22-Z32 Color Jetprinter
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
  2. subcan

    subcan TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I have said it in other posts, but 'google' it. Use as much detail in the query and you will likely find what you are looking for. If the query brings you in the wrong direction (you will know by first few listings) just reword. That is how I do 95% of my research for anything.
    You are on the other great resource. This forum has a lot of very smart people that seem to want to help.
    Look forward to future posting
  3. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI TS Rookie Posts: 86

    I agree! Google can be your best friend when you are searching for something specific, and Hello!
  4. subcan

    subcan TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Here is a little info that I could find for you. What type of computer is it or did you build it. A lot of this stuff is available at the computer manufacturer (HP, Toshiba, etc...)

    Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-X info. Latest updates.

    It looks like your BIOS is old. This can be updated from the BIOS utility. There is an update button. Makes it easier than burning a cd to flash. You can also download the manuals, and misc info available here.

    AMD XP info, software, drivers updates, etc…

    hope this helps some.
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