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need some guidance here, please

by rupertCH / July 14, 2013 6:19 AM PDT

Hi People! I need some advices. I'm thinking about bying a bluray drive for my pc, but I'm not sure if this has the required hardware to do so, I think it does, but I'd like you to tell me whether if I'm right or not, if you could please take a look at it and let me know, I'd really apprecite it here's the link...


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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 3:34 AM PDT

You supplied a link to what looks like a motherboard. Not only that but you didn't reveal what you were going to do.

If it's just to play movies then I'd forget it and use some BD Player.

Even you got the drive, there is no free Video BluRay player so be sure to get it bundled as buying the player later can be as much as the drive.

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more details you ask more details you get..
by rupertCH / July 17, 2013 5:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Tell more.

well, the mobo is an asrock, the model on the link; alivenf6g-vsta with an amd athlon 64 x2 +5000 2.8 ghz, 2gb of ram..what I want to do is to buy a blueray drive and replace the dvd drive for it, or get both of them working on the machine, I would use it for many purposes as playing movies, write blueray discs, etc, think's a bad idea getting one of those? what do you suggest? I thought of buying a blueray player, the thing is I have no tv, and honestly I don't want to buy one, not now. 2 questions: 1, what do you exactly mean by bd player? a virtual one? 2, when you say "be sure to get it bundled", get bundled what? a blueray player with the drive? thanks for answering..

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What to get bundled?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2013 5:42 AM PDT

The bluray player software.

If this is unclear then the industry is truly gone south.

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ah ok..the bluray player software..
by rupertCH / July 17, 2013 11:54 PM PDT
In reply to: What to get bundled?

Sorry, and thanks, I hadn't even think about it..well the one I saw have it bundled as it says in amazon..the question still remains unanswered..does my computer have the required hardware to get the blueray drive to work? it would be an internal drive...I just want to know that..could anybody tell me, please?

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Can't tell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 12:29 AM PDT

I see a motherboard and we covered the player software but as all the rest of the PC is missing, I can't tell if this machine has something off such as "I have 256MB RAM" to tell me this is not going to play BD.

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please do..
by rupertCH / July 18, 2013 3:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't tell.

It is a computer with an amd athlon 64 x2 +5000 2.8 ghz processor, it has 2gb ram, I'm also buying a graphics card , an ati, this one: <span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> I'm also thinking about buying 2 more gb memory ram...about the BR drive, I'm looking at this one: which now I noted points the requirements at the botton, it wasn't there before...

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Adding more ram is a dead end.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 3:39 AM PDT
In reply to: please do..

Unlike other OSes you won't get any noticeable payback. In fact you may scream at folk about your RAM reports 2.1 to 3.5GB when you have 4.0 installed. Sorry I'll not duplicate the prior discussions on that one.

Nice video card so that's good enough.

The P4 3.2GHz is compared to the Athlon here:
and here:

So the CPU is up to the task.
Should be fine.

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thank you so much..
by rupertCH / July 18, 2013 3:53 AM PDT

Thanks! well, about the ram I'm quite a "gamer"..I'm not sure about it yet..I'm just thinking about it...thanks again..I think this is solved, unless you have anything else to add...

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Only canned air.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 3:59 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you so much..

It's become an all too common sight as I get out the canned air to dust out a machine. It's so bad I want a gas mask at times. For those with allergies, a dust mask at the very least.

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