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I bought a refurb ASUS desktop to hook up to my older HD large screen so I could get more hockey games. I am having some troubles getting it set up though. It shows my wireless but so far won't connect. I hooked it up so a smaller newer HD tv (via HDMI cable) and could read things easier I guess since its a newer tv the picture was more clear. I noticed it has an AI manager and its tell me a fan is running out of spec. It shows the fan running 800-1300 rpms and the slider for its "range" is at 600. I can move it around but I have no idea where it should be. It also has tabs for memory and motherboard fans, I clicked on them to turn them on but that does not seem to do anything.

Anybody else have an ASUS? This is my first one, and actually is the newest, fastest computer I have.
 

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I'm a little confused.

So your new Asus PC has a wifi card in it?

Are we talking about a desktop or a laptop?

So your connecting the HDMI from the Video card to the TV?

You do not want to manually change fan speeds. Most fans are automatic, and scaled depending on heat load inside the unit.

Did you try changing the desktop resolution? that can help clear things up.

Which Operating System are you running?

How much Ram is in the machine, video card, and processor if you don't mind me asking.

also update the video card driver.
If that doesnt help we can always check the bios version, as well as the chipset to see if they need to be flashed.
 

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Another thing to consider is the capabilities of your 'older HD' screen. If its 1080i or anything other than 1080p you won't be getting that nice 1920x1080 resolution, and it'll definitely show itself when you're used to seeing computer things on a 19-23" widescreen. Also, even videos played on a computer at 1080p sometimes look fuzzy compared to say, bluray at 1080p. Its not quite the same.
 

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I'll check the tv, it is 1080 but I do not know i or p (did not know there were different ones)

It is a desktop with wireless card, 8meg of ram. Its showing my wireless I have in my house, two bars so a low signal, maybe my uverse terminal is too far away?

I got a more clear picture when I took it off the older 65" and onto the 720 32" thats only a year or so old.


I set all fans back to default but I'm not even sure how many it has. The AI manager I was in seems like a monitor program built into the system by ASUS. The factory setting has the rpm of the cpu fan at 600 rpm for example, but the fan has never run that low when I pull it up and look...so it will flash a message in the lower right corner from time to time saying its out of spec because its running master then the set "range". It also tells me the default range temp for the cpu and one other, maybe ram? It tells you the temp is is supposedly at when you are watching the program.
 

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that has to be a type-O.

8 mb of ram? no way. lol

If so, thats your problem, you dont even have enough ram to run an operating system. Well windows 3.1 you could. :p

The fans are probably bypassing the minimum setting due to heat.
The more graphically intense the video card has to work, the more heat the PC will generate. Heat kills PC's just like it does motors....

Right click on my computer and go to properties.

What Operating System does it say? This will help me give you easier advice as where to go.

Also this will show how much ram you have and what processor

Then click the tab up top that says Hardware and then click Device Manager
hit the + next to display adapter,
What does it say for Video card there? Should be something like NVidia 8800gt or ATI, or Intel if your using onboard which I doubt.
 

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Okay on my phone so bear with me....it has an nvideia I will look up which one, it has windows vista home and 8 gig of ram (sorry).


Should not be heating up only thing I have done so far is try to get online so I can update everything and get antivirus going.
 

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ah 8gb of ram is perfect.
your running a 64 bit system as well. (I know since 32bit processor can not mathematically work with 8bg of ram. its limited to 4gb)

Nvidia makes killer video cards, I always preferred em over ATI and there catalyst drivers. Of course they do have a ton of different flavors of cards....
 

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Other then the video card, what other info did I need to get? I'm sure the larger tv is just old enough it can't keep up and thats why it looks fuzzy, or at least the writing does. My only other concern is why that fan setting it set as such and trying to get it online with my network so I can go ahead and starting using it.
 

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WOW confusing but I think I got it. You have a wifi conectivity issue and a resolution issue. THe reason it looks poor is probably due to a setting. Is it possible that the mobo is scalling down the values due to that faulty fan/driver? My mother in law has an asus desktop with an intel 1.5ghz quad core and 8 gigs of ram and I must say the bitch is actually damned fast for a box store rig. Asus is a good brand in my opinion. I have many componets from them and all have been perfect.

as for not being able to connect to your uverse gateway. What encryption if any are you using? Are you putting in the right password/key? also with desktop wifi cards they have an attena that helps boost the signal strength. without it they work not so well. It looks like a big sorry game peice with a black wire and a small threaded coax deal.


if you are still having trouble connecting to the gateway you may need to go inside it and take a look at what the settings are. I believe the 2wire gateway address is 192.168.1.254 but you may want to check ipconfig to verify if that doesnt work. You would think I could remember since I do it at work. :( God my brain is melted.

BTW did you get the 24/18/12/6 or 3 meg dsl?
 

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ah 8gb of ram is perfect.
your running a 64 bit system as well. (I know since 32bit processor can not mathematically work with 8bg of ram. its limited to 4gb)

Nvidia makes killer video cards, I always preferred em over ATI and there catalyst drivers. Of course they do have a ton of different flavors of cards....
Dude I remember my first 'real' computer (the kind that have like windows and a mouse) back in 94. Even in 96 8mb of ram was a good amount. That computer I ended up having to upgrade to 16mb of ram with a rage 3d dedicated gfx card just so I could play the original Need for Speed. It was fing bad ass. Then in 96 I bought a bigger harddrive for it, a whopping 1.2gb. Its hard to imagine now that my current machine has like 2tb of storage (same HD's since 2008) and 12gb of ram.

Anyways i think you guys are missing what I was saying earlier. His computer has nothing to do with the fuzzy or lower quality picture. That has to do with his TV being 1080i and not 1080p. His 32 inch looks better because at 32 inches, the pixels per inch are at a much higher ratio than on the 65 inch screen, which is displaying the same number of pixels (1080i and 720p are the same resolution) but just on a larger scale. More or less, going from the 35" to the 65" is 'lowering' the DPI (or ppi).

He can put any gfx card in that computer he wants, it won't matter, the limitation is the TV.

As far as fans and heat. Go get a program called MSI Afterburner. Install it and run it. You can see what temps your GPU are running at. Another program called Core Temp (google for these), will show you your processor. If the GPU is under say, 50 idle and 80 under load, you're good. If the CPU is under say, 50 idle and 80 load (for a quad core), you're pretty OK too.

For the wifi, have you done any security stuff to it? Are your TCPIP settings not allowing it to pick up from DHCP? Need more details.
 

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I must have misunderstood the resolution issue. If you think a 1080i tv looks fuzzy then man you are picky. I have an old pos 60" 720 tv that looks VERY good. Granted it doesnt look as good as my 1080p but its still damned clear. I actually have a 50" 1080i tv as my monitor and it is AWESOME!!!!! I dont game though. But man youporn is great. :)

oh and 1080i and 1080p have the same pixel count for the same size screen as I understand it. 1920x1080,no? a progressive scan will look smother during movement but on a desktop picture of a desktop they should look very similar.
 
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