Recent content by potroast

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    Best Intel Board For $80-110??

    looking for more of what? the new lga775 intel boards even allow a little overclocking. last time I checked the only board with more, reall, was the Asus P5AD2 premium and I went through about 10 of em -- each one had something on it that didn't work properly.
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    HyerX RAM

    first of all, HyperX is the bitch of high-performance memory. XMS is much better. OCZ is another good one. Secondly, HyperX almost never detects proper settings via SPD, so you should go into BIOS and check them over. If they're wrong, then set them manually.
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    RMA ram because it fails memtest?

    if it's advertised at 2-2-2-5 then that's what you should get. If it gets less, then RMA it. but if it's advertised at 2-3-2-5 and you're mad that it doesn't do 2-2-2-5, then you shouldn't RMA it.
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    Quick question about mixing and ram.

    HyperX is notorious for not detecting settings properly via SPD. So just do a side-by-side comparision of the specs, and manually setup the slower of the two in BIOS.
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    Dual Channel memory mode with different sticks.

    technically it can work.... but it's always best to stick with the same brand/type.
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    Connecting PC to TV

    i have used a device in the past that you plug into your computer, then run a Cat5 cable from one device to the other, and you can plug the other into your monitor/tv. You can run several hundred feet w/o signal loss.
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    MCE 2k4 and live tv question.

    shouldn't you be able to switch to radio and it will stop recording tv? you could then close the radio.
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    Which video card is right for me?

    passively-cooled ATi 9600 is ideal for what you want, imho.
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    LGA 3.6ghz temps is this normal?

    fwiw, I wasn't very impressed with the 7700. It's huge, but it does not secure very tightly on the mobo... I just think there's too much clearance
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    This fan controller, yay or nay?

    NAY to all fan controllers. Get a mobo that does fancontrol, and let it control fan speed based on thermal needs. If the system is too loud, it's because it needs the fans that fast to stay cool.
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    Please recommend me a motherboard

    Well, I'd recommend a genuine intel board over Asus, but the P4P800 SE Deluxe is a good asus board. Intel does have an entry-level server (glorified desktop board) that features the 875 chipset and onboard video.
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    Cheap Solid Mobo

    AVOID ECS and SiS like the plague. Via is okay. MSI P4MAM is a cheap board that is excellent. However, I think the MSI 865 Neo is worth the extra cash.
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    Best Intel Board For $80-110??

    you can't beat intel-brand boards, imho. for s478, you can get the D865PERLL, retail. If you can find it within your price, the D875PBZLK is awsome. Also look at the D915GAGL and G915PCYL in that range.
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    K8V SE Deluxe bios problem

    that mobo doesn't boot to the floppy by default, so thats why that isn't working. is it a ps2 or usb keyboard?
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    New CPU/Mobo combination

    Honestly, I think you're better off with a AMD Athlon 64 2800+ s754 and an MSI K8T Neo. But if you must go with s462, then I would not recommend abit. Abit makes some great boards, but they're more picky than msi and asus... So if you're not prepared to mess with it a lot, I'd just rather...