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    [Win7] Help setting up wireless ad hoc network for sharing an internet connection

    Hey All! I'm having trouble setting up a wireless ad hoc network for sharing an internet connection. Relevant Info: Lenovo X120e 1x1 11b/g/n Windows 7 Home Premium Huawei E1691 (Wind Infinite Laptop; HSPA+ Data Stick) I followed this very useful guide...
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    Budget Overclocking Solution....

    i'm thinking of downgrading to the Earthwatts 380W ... will that be insufficient for my overclocking?
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    Budget Overclocking Solution....

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm ordering within Canada to save on duties and headaches...
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    Budget Overclocking Solution....

    Yeah I originally wanted a E2180 but it is out of stock....
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    Budget Overclocking Solution....

    Hey Well my A64 is getting a little long in the tooth... so I'm thinking of doing a upgrade. I mainly do this: Photoshop, Bridge (browsing through hundreds of 4MP raw files). Not much else. Maybe light gaming once in a while. Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 $65.00 Western Digital...
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    Overclocking with the ASRock 775

    I am definitely considering this motherboard. I will soon have a lot of DDR memory (3gb) and don't really care for video performance. I want to buy a E4300 and see how much I can squeeze from it. 300MHz FSB "only" yeilds 2.7GHz for the E4300... I was really hoping for 3GHz. Hm. //edit: Fack...
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    80mm fans... even worth it?

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    Makeshift epoxy? Superglue...

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    Viable backup solution?

    Ok well tapes are too expensive a solution so I"m gonna stick with my original idea. Does anyone have a systematic way of backing up like this? Just copy and paste then check CRCs? How do I check file integrity? THanks!
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    Upgrade or Save?

    Ok I've decided I'll buy an extra 2GB. Then I'll backup my stuff and overclock once again. (I'm back to 1.8GHz stock, will push her back to 2.2-2.3ghz). That should be a nice "upgrade" for a while. Thanks!
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    Upgrade or Save?

    I actually "upgraded" my camera to a 4.1MP one from a 6MP so I'm happy with my smaller RAW sizes. However, I also uprez them (and it handles uprezzing quite well) so I'll probably be dealing with 100MB images again. Another issue is, if I did save up ~$1000 (canuck monopoloy money) it'd...
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    Upgrade or Save?

    Hello. My computer is pretty fast but getting slightly long in the tooth. I don't have enough cash to buy a new system (I'd love a conroe system but I'd have to buy everything again.) I'm curious if I should spend ~$250 to upgrade my current system (what I'd do is make my 1GB of RAM into 3...
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    Anti Virus?

    I use AntiVir. Used to used AVG but it was too slow for my liking.
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    Viable backup solution?

    Um... the backup drive would be plugged in for maybe MAYBE an hour a month. Sure, let's do say there is a power surge and everything gets fried.. wouldn't the tape solution be fried too (while writing?)
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    Viable backup solution?

    Hello, I am a photographer. I have a growing archive of (digital) negatives. Now they're all on one HDD, which goes completely against the mantra "never put all your eggs in one basket". So I intend to fix that. However, I'm lazy and don't like optical backup since DVDs "only" fit 4.3GB and...
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    Cheapest way to overclock (conroe)

    Maybe I'll wait. I wonder if photoshop benefits from memory bandwidth anyway. Cheap is first and foremost, I'd love to use cheap and lots of RAM. Hm.. should I bother adding another gig to my current DDR-I setup? Or just save up...
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    Cheapest way to overclock (conroe)

    So I've been out of the overclocking scene for a long time. I'm thinking of a new system. I do photoshop so clockspeed is cruical. However, photographic equipment takes presidence over computer stuff ,so I need the cheapest way to get the fastest speed. I realize conroe is amazing and you...
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    Data Recovery (bad DVD+R)

    Hey, I was overseas with my laptop and the little 40GB HDD was full, so I hooked up an external burner and burnt 3-4 DVD+Rs with my stuff on it. I put those DVD+Rs back into the external burner to doublecheck all the files were ok, then I deleted the files on the computer. Now, back at...
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    Viewsonic VX2025wm arrived! First impressions and pics

    I'm buying that. Time to replace bloody 7 year old CRT hahaha. Did it come with a DVI cable?
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    802.11G signal "stronger" than B?

    Hey, I currently have my computer in the basement. My router (linksys 802.11b wifi) and cable modem is upstairs. Basically it is seperated by 2 floors. I want to stream ALAC through iTunes to my laptop (since it is hooked up to my mid/hi-fi system) to play in my room. However, recently...
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    cheapy headphones with a nice warranty...

    When you say headphone and warranty I automatically think Koss. The A130 and the KSC line are amazing, but don't meet your requirement for "buds". In that case, I suggest the Panasonic HJE50s or Sharp MD33s or Sony EX51/71. I use the Pannys and are happy with them. There's also the Altec...
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    Odd thread....Cell phone advice?

    www.howardforums.com very good info here, though there are many immature members (as expected on large boards)
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    Help me organize my storage space.

    I currently have a 120GB Seagate 7200.7 SATA HDD that houses everything. I think it's one big partition (haven't been home in ages so I don't know). I am planning to buy a 320GB Seagate 7200.9 (or 10, whatever). Also SATA. I use my computer for 2 primary things. 1: Photoshop. I know I...
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    What can you guys possibly have that fills up 250GB of storage?

    Easy. Key word = lossless. 6MP lossless tiffs = 40MB each. Lossless music CDs = ~500MB each I don't touch video but those things are known to take up gigs per minute :o
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    MacBook Optical Digital Out (Audio)

    What kind is this? From what I can see, it's a "normal" 1/8th stereo.. .but I dunno anything about optical outs (need to buy a DAC). Is this TOSLINK or something?
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    Excuse me for being lazy (SATAII vs I)

    Hey, Just looking to buy a new HDD for music server and photo storage. I saw SATAII. I googled and found they were marginally faster, which is cool and all. But I am unsure if my motherboard supports SATAII. Will it automatically revert to SATAI speeds? Or can I not use it altogether? I'd...
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    Java issue with stock market program

    Hello, I am using a stock market program (http://www.jihsun.com.tw/) Java applet on my desktop and it is fine. I wish to use it on my laptop (for portability) but it will not load. I have installed the latest Java runtime. It asks something about Microsoft VM, i thought that was obsolete...
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    Thinking of MacBook to replace my Thinkpad

    I was playing with Lightroom on my coworkers Dual G5. IT seems kinda slow, but I'm not sure how much RAM she had. Didn't really like it THAT much, I preferred Photoshop. But I probably don't know what I was doing. I was looking at the Mac site and I'm afraid I might use my laptop for...
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    Thinking of MacBook to replace my Thinkpad

    So my Inspiron is having troubles and I need to replace it, therefore my Thinkpad is going back to my sister to use. Considering getting rid of the Dell and picking up a MacBook. Probably going to spring for the 2GHz since it's only $150 more and sports a SuperDrive which would be nice...
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    Can MBP Power 2 Displays?

    Sorta off topic but not really. I want to buy a MacBook (not pro, can't afford it). However the 1200x800 or whatever resolution would be too small for me. I want to hook up a 20" widecreen DVI display to the MacBook. Would I be able to use BOTH the laptop's own LCD and the external display...
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    The new Towers name?

    MacMac is wicked :D
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    Students its that time of year again

    I wonder about this as well... free Nano would be friggen awesome. Though I can't afford a macbook yet...
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    Sony's PS2 victory: how did they do it?

    Games, of course. Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo Tekken Metal Gear Solid Resident Evil
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    Macbook Users: Have you tried Aperture and/or Lightroom?

    Hm. Too bad. I've heard people managing to run it on the new Core Duo Minis and although it's not the fastest thing in the world, it's decent... Awesome. But the thing that sorta bothers me... Lightroom is expecting to release a Windows edition. Doesn't that totally defeat the purpose of...
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    Macbook Users: Have you tried Aperture and/or Lightroom?

    I'm a photographer and I really want a MacBook. The white one, NOT the MacBook Pro since I can't afford that one. I'm thinking of picking up the 1.83GHz or maybe the 2Ghz one, swapping out the HDD for a 7200RPM one, then maxxing out the RAM. Maybe later invest in a 21" widescreen DVI display...
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    I was heckbent on an Athlon X2, but the 9xx series is newer and cheaper

    Yeppp... http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/details.asp?sSpec=SL94S&ProcFam=1039&PkgType=7021&SysBusSpd=6107&CorSpd=5467
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