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    Performance testing software / benchmarking software??

    HDTach worked well for the hard drives, but now I need a program to test the CPU/Mobo/RAM combo. Edit: I found this page
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    Can the keyboard input be repaired or bypassed?

    I have an ASUS A7N-333 (I think that's the model..) mobo that I want to use as a file server. When I turn the computer on it makes a constant beeping sound and proceeds to tell me the keyboard is not present (the keyboard is plugged in). If I wiggle the keyboard connection, the beeping stops...
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    Need a Video card for dual 1680x1050 monitors

    Thanks for the replies. I absolutely hate ATI. I think their software is junk. I haven't been able to get the tuner on my 9600 AIW Radeon Pro to work since it was new:mad: . I paid $349 for it right when it came out. I think the Nvidia sound like a good bet.
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    Are new Notebook's available without Vista?

    Thanks for all the replies! I have just heard a lot of bad things about Vista. It seems that about 50% or so of the reports I've read are negative. I also would like a stable OS and I'm not sure if this will be. If it is a pre-made system, then it should be tested and working. I went to...
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    Can OS X be run on XP? I've heard there is a hacked version available

    I was at Circuit Shitty today and one of the sales reps told me about a hacked version of OS X that is able to run on Win XP. I guess this sounds possible since the Mac's are using Intel hardware now. There is probably a way to bypass the need for "authentic Mac Hardware", or...
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    Are new Notebook's available without Vista?

    I'm in the market for a new laptop and have been looking at Best Buy and Circuit Shitty. All the laptops have Vista pre-installed. Does anyone know if you can buy a Notebook from a major retailer now w/o Vista?
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    Need a Video card for dual 1680x1050 monitors

    I'm open to all suggestions that will allow me to run dual 1680x1050 monitors. I don't believe the MOBO I'm getting supports SLI. I am not a gamer. This is for systems administration. This is going to be installed in a PC running Linux, if I can find a card that is supported in Linux...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I thought SLI was gaming/graphics related, but wasn't 100% sure. Yeah, I did get a little lazy about looking for that, sorry bout that.. It looks like the bad axe 2 is a solid mobo and it is priced nice. I'm going to do some more reading about it and go from there. The E6600 is looking...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    What is the model for the "Bad axe 2" ? I tried finding it on Newegg and didnt' have any luck. a link to the newegg site would be great! I found this in another posting in this forum. I found the MOBO for $55 cheaper at MWAVE . I used to use Mwave b4 newegg blew up the scene and was...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    Well, I think the E6600 and the ASUS P5WDG2-WS is a good combo. I am going to read up on it a little and see if there are any down sides to this setup. I hate buying something and finding out after the fact that it isn't what I need. is the E6600 64bit? I'm thinking it isn't. I'd like to...
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    Why are there only 2 pages of threads in AMD & Intel Processors pages?

    Well, that did it! I don't know why that was a problem in only the "processors" sub-forums
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    Looking for a 7" - 11" WideScreen LCD panel

    I've googled, and haven't been able to find widescreen, but it has been a little since I've looked. I can't believe that you found a widescreen so fast! That monitor looks like it would do the job and for a nice price!
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    Looking for a 7" - 11" WideScreen LCD panel

    What I need is a Wide Screen 10" LCD touch-screen display. I'm guessing that this is going to be tough to find, so I'll settle for a widescreen 7"-11", and it doesn't have to be touch-screen but it would be 100x better if it were. This is going to be used for a car computer system, so the...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I never thought about trying to create virtual RAID arrays! That's a great idea! I think I will stick with the SATA and if I end up using a database a lot, I'll invest in a SCSI drive at that point. Until then I really don't need 2ms seek/access times. Now I'm kinda torn as what to do for...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I was wondering about the RAID setup. I was playing with it just to have a little experience with RAID admin. It also made it easier to migrate over to Linux.. I have also been thinking about selling the raptors and maybe going with a SCSI Fujitsu 74Gb or 147GB drive. 2ms access, for the...
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