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Questions & Answers for Gateway Desktop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive

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Is the computer customizable?

If i buy an nvedia graphics card can replace it with the Intel 2000 HD one?
3 years, 8 months ago
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superpig48
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Yes. Pci express x16 cards and pci express 2.0 will work.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Acesnick
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Yes, this computer has expansion slots available for an add-in graphics card.
3 years, 8 months ago
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TeamGateway
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HDMI Output

Does the hdmi output carry sound
3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Yes it does but i reccomend speakers it dosen't sound good.
3 years, 8 months ago
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WonTonSoupGuy
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Yes, the HDMI outputs video as well as sound.
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TeamGateway
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Is this a good FPS computer for games?

For example, minecraft?
3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Oh my gosh yes! If i can play call of duty no problem im sure it could hanle minecraft.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Jonathan
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The answer would depend on the minimum and recommended specifications of the games you’re trying to play. If the hardware meets or exceeds the recommended specifications for the game, then it will play very well. Minecraft, with the render distance set to low – medium, will play very well on this computer. Games such as Call of Duty may not play as well due to the Intel HD Graphics 2000 video solution.
3 years, 8 months ago
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TeamGateway
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How well can it run World of Warcraft?

3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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It might, but you can probably do in low settings. My suggestion is to buy video card and power supply unit. But since you only asked if this system is playable on wow, my answer is yes.... on low settings.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Acesnick
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Chicago, Il
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answer 2
This desktop should run World of Warcraft well.
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TeamGateway
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Can I burn CDs and DVDs with this computer?

3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Short answer, yes.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Acesnick
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Chicago, IL
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Yes, This desktop comes with a Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
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TeamGateway
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Does it come with a graphics card?

If so, what's it called?
3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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It has integrated graphics card meaning it uses the l3 cache for its memory which is 6gb. Its called intel graphics hd 2000. and its not a card. It's built in to the motherboard.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Acesnick
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answer 2
This unit has a onboard Intel® HD Graphics card.
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TeamGateway
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Accent lighting

I bought this desktop 1 week ago and I notice the button light on top of the tower. One of the reviewers says it is a button for blue accent light. I keep pressing it and nothing is change. The light is still white (power light).
How can u change it to blue?
3 years, 8 months ago
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Ace
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Hold the button down for a few seconds. Its like a flouresent light.
3 years, 7 months ago
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WDL1
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Vienna, VA.
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answer 2
The button is used to turn the accent lighting on and off. The color of the light is a very light blue so it may appear mainly white.
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TeamGateway
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Does Windows 7 come with wi-fi internet?

Like... would I still need to use an adapter for Wi-fi internet or is it built in with Windows 7?
3 years, 7 months ago
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This computer does not include Wi-Fi hardware.
3 years, 7 months ago
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answer 2
Both Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Premium have the built-in software to connect to wireless hot-spots. However, your computer needs hardware (a wireless card or USB device) in order to physically access that hot-spot. Many desktops and most laptops come with the necessary wireless software and hardware to connect to wireless hot-spots.

This Gateway DX4860 comes with everything you'll need to connect wirelessly to hot-spots. But, in order to run your own wireless network, you'll need a router, which does NOT come with this computer.
3 years, 7 months ago
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jjdawson7
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what is the diference between a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.0

Also, I still run Lotus Smart Suite on my present computer with Windows XP Professional. Will Windows 7 run Lotus?
3 years, 7 months ago
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USB 3.0 is a new USB standard which allows for higher data transfer speeds. You will need to check with IBM regarding Lotus compatibility with Windows 7.
3 years, 7 months ago
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answer 2
This Gateway DX4860 computer does NOT come with USB 3 ports.

Simply put, USB 3 is theoretically about 10 times faster than USB 2. It uses the same plug (called a port or interface). However, although the specification supports up to 4.8 GB per second of transfer, please be careful before spending money on hype. Most of the reviews I've read indicate that USB 3 devices do NOT perform anywhere near their maximum specification.

(Please ask only one question per submission.)
3 years, 7 months ago
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jjdawson7
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Will this computer run 2 monitors with extended desktop

I need to hook up two monitors. Will this computer run both with extended desktop (not clone) without buying another graphics card?
3 years, 8 months ago
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yes
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