Recent content by brinstar117

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    Issue with 2 Monitors at 2560 x 1440 on older GTX 570

    Am I correct in assuming each monitor is plugged into a separate Geforce GTX 570? I don't know if that makes a difference or not, but a single video card might not be able to support two monitors at 2560x1440. Otherwise, make sure your DVI cables are dual-link. Single link is limited to...
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    (DEAD) Black Mesa [Steam] $4.99

    I'm sure for the right price you could hire me to irritate you if the game isn't doing it enough for you. :D Maybe if you wait long enough your memories of the game will fade so it will feel like a brand new experience again. That or try some of the many fan created single player mods for...
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    (DEAD) Black Mesa [Steam] $4.99

    That's a good point. I wonder why Black Mesa is so much larger at 13GB compared to HL2 at 3.5GB I think it's likely that Black Mesa has a bunch of much higher quality textures. I played Black Mesa back when it called Black Mesa Source. It was a free mod and the Xen portion of the game was yet...
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    (DEAD) Black Mesa [Steam] $4.99

    I think the original game was around 300-400MB. There were CD audio tracks on the original CD as well for the music. If it were 3.5GB it wouldn't have fit on the hard drive of first computer I played Half-Life.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    Maybe try an extension called h264ify According to the description, it only works for Youtube. If Youtube was stuttering before and it doesn't after using this extension then your problem with embedded videos might be an issue with what they're encoded with. You said you're using Intel...
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I can't speak to the Marvell controllers on that board, but all Atom C2000 series Avoton CPU based motherboards eventually fail due a design flaw from Intel regardless of motherboard brand. There's a clock generator built into the CPU that stops working after awhile. There's a way to bypass that...
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I'm not certain if this is your issue, but it sounds like something I've experienced before. Sometimes the data in the BIOS flash chip gets corrupted. You can try replacing the BIOS chip with a known working one that already has an appropriate BIOS image installed. You might be able to find one...
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    You might want to try a manual refresh of Firefox: It will require to reinstall your add-ons and if I remember correctly it will keep your bookmarks but not any saved sessions (any open tabs from the last time you...
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    3dfx Making a Comeback?

    Get in on the ground floor of GlideCoin! SLI for double the hashrate! See how this 3dfx card performs with Half-Life 3! I'm getting old and cynical. Get off my bilinear filtered bitmapped lawn! :D
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    What backplate is this?

    I did some minor Google image sleuthing with "LGA 1200 backplate" and found this: Bitspower Premium Summit M CPU Block Review
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    Looking for mainboard with pci-2.3 slots and available new

    I recommend using to find a motherboard that fits your needs. You can browse motherboards and filter for desired features on the left side including specifically for legacy PCI slot(s). The link I submitted filters for motherboards that have a single PCI slot. In my experience...
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    Samsung 2.5” SATA SSD replacement screw

    I think you can use a standard 2.5" hard drive mounting screw to replace the missing Samsung drive case screw. If you need to buy some they are called "M3, 3mm" type screws. Here's a link to some on Amazon but shop around as you might find some for cheaper. I bought a large lot of working SSDs...
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    UK system builder launches "No GPU" range of gaming PCs

    We've almost come full circle. One of the first home computers, the Altair 8800, didn't come with any kind of graphics.
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    Old intel845GEBV2/D845PESV

    The forum is a good resource for retro related builds and discussion. You might be able to find the drivers you're looking for in their driver collection.
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    Scratches on Noctua base, worth saving?

    But if you do some liquid nitrogen cooling you can get some condensation that freezes around those metal flakes. And as we all know with Frosted Flakes...