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    Weird hitching...SSD or no?

    Every once in a while on the new i7 rig in my sig, it will become unresponsive for a moment or two and then work fine. It sort of sounds like the dreaded issue with cheaper controllers, but I'm using an X-25m. What's REALLY odd about it is that every time it happens...the WD mechanical drive I...
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    Ok, it's "hat in hand" time. I fail. (i7 OC)

    I am not having any luck overclocking my i7 920, and I think maybe I'm just missing something in the settings. First thing's first, here's the setup: CPU/HSF: i7 920 (c0) w/ TRUE Black and Noctua 120mm 1200rpm fan MOBO: Asus Rampage II Extreme VGA: EVGA GTX 275 RAM: 6gb Corsair Dominator...
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    PSA: Mirror's Edge demo

    There's apparently a Mirror's Edge demo coming to PSN tonight, and XBL tomorrow. This is one of my more anticipated titles simply because I'm very curious if they're going to pull off first person parkour well....PS3 folks be sure to post impressions if you try it out...I know I'll be all over...
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    Anybody dealt wth Asus support?

    I have an A8Js that I bought in Jan. 2007 (~1.5 years ago). It's been used for school and bumming around the house, and never dropped or abused at all beyond modest normal usage. About six months ago a small crack began to develop on the bottom left corner of the monitor bezel, and eventually...
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    Anybody else eyeing the Freerunner?

    Link. (sorry if this is in the wrong forum...there are 3 or so it could kinda fit into) This is looking pretty intriguing to me. A disadvantage for many is the lack of 3G access, but I'm on T-Mobile so its not an issue for me. I'm really sick of having to sign a two year contract extension...
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    Java package conventions and interface implementations?

    Was wondering if someone could give me a few pointers on structuring java packages. What I'm needing to do is create data wrapper objects for database entities for use in a handful of web apps we're working on. The nature of the business is really windows applications for trucking companies to...
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    Crysis sound issues

    I finally joined the modern age a few weeks ago and ordered a G92 8800gts with free Crysis. Game runs surprisingly well, considering my tired CPU. Started at Very High and am walking the detail levels down as the areas become more complex, but that's to be expected. HOWEVER...if I play more...
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    Need tips on another lens.

    I can't find the thread at the moment with search disabled, but I posted a while back about recommendations for a macro lens for my girlfriend's Rebel XT. I picked up the 60mm Canon Macro based on forum member recommendations and she positively loved it. So now I need some help with a good...
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    Testing methodology question

    I was reading the Corsair face-off on the main page, and had sort of a general "just out of curiosity" question about PSU testing: How do people attain the temperatures necessary to test efficiency claims? 45 C works out to roughly 113 degrees F, and I doubt open air testing in Death Valley or...
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    VC++ configuration

    I'm trying to use Visual C++ 2005 for a Data Structures class as we were told to. I think there is something set up wrong for debugging. Right now the programs are pretty simple, just a class with a header file and a corresponding .cpp with the code, and a main.cpp that exercises the class. I...
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    Sins of a Solar Empire beta

    Has anybody gotten in on this yet? I got an e-mail notification saying there's only a day or two left to preorder and get in on the beta, but I was curious if anybody has any impressions of it yet. I was/am a huge GalCiv II fan, and generally like supporting Stardock as a company, so I might...
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    Good second lens?

    My girlfriend is really starting to get into digital photography, and bought a Cannon Rebel XT a while back. So, apologies for knowing NOTHING about this stuff, but it's for a gift. She's needing a new lens besides the one that came with it. The stock lens is routinely cited as the Achilles'...
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    HD-DVD on 1080i?

    So I saw this in the feeds today, and it's gotten me thinking about picking a player up. A few issues though. I have a CRT HDTV which is 1080i in spite of HDMI in. My 360 is a premium, and frankly I don't care to have to sell/trade/replace in the near future in spite of my plans to get a more...
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    Firefox memory leak?

    I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I'm in the habit of leaving a bunch of multi tabbed Firefox windows open for extended periods so I don't have to get my stuff like I want it every morning or whatever. I notice that after a couple of days of this, it becomes rather unresponsive...
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    (proably) stupid 360 question...

    Ok, the 360 media player is driving me crazy. I have WMP 11 on my desktop configured to share music to my xbox which works perfectly (and I'm loving it). I always queue and album up while playing Forza 2 by hitting the lighted xbox navigator or whatever it's called button. I then go to select...
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    Best way to go about simple web app.

    Ok, so I have had an internship with a very small software company for about 3 months now. Bear with me here, as I'm new to this stuff and mostly making sure there aren't huge fundamental flaws in my planning here. (this is very long, sorry, but a lot of background to describe the situation was...
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    Weird VB (.net 2005) problem

    I'm trying to do a really stupid simple little VB program that stores phone book entries in an array and allows you to search the array for an entry (a simple structure with a name, phone, and address as strings) based on the name and display the name,phone and address strings in the text boxes...
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    Bizzare cable modem problem, anybody ever get this?

    Ok...so I have a really, really old Motorola SB3100 cable modem. Its from, like, 1999 or 2000 so its definitely vintage. I have that, a router, 2007WFP, a printer, a lamp, and the rig in my sig on a surge protector (I know, UPS is on my list too), and lately I'd been noticing my modem was...
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    itunes and vista

    Ok...I have the option to get a free copy of Vista Business through MSDN AA at school. Figured what the hell, but I'm concerned about all the itunes incompatibility hype. Have searched around a bit and there seem to be mixed experiences but plenty of people even have it working in x64.. Note...
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    Mixing modules in an Asus laptop?

    Just bought an Asus A8Js, which came with 1 1gig stick of DDR2 PC5300. CPU-Z indicates the module is made by Hitachi, and I'd like to upgrade to 2 gigs. Shouldn't any given module work correctly in dual channel mode? like this one or this one? I'd rather not spend more but will if necessary...
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    New headphones, so many choices...

    A few months ago, I decided I wanted some high end headphones. I previously considered it unthinkable to ever use earbuds/IEM's, and after a good bit of research and shopping narrowed it down to the Sennheiser HD595's. Christmas comes, and my girl got me a nice new iPod Nano and some Sony...
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    a8js memory upgrade

    ok..so after months of torturing over a new laptop, i think i've finally settled on the asus a8js. seems to fit my needs and budget better than anything out there. they come with 1x1gb ddr2 667 apparently, and i'd like to add another gig (preforably from newegg). there seem to be different...
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    GenMay renewal

    I'm curious how (or if) I can check the date I subscribed to General Mayhem. For some dumb reason I only did a year to start, and I'm thinking its been about that long and just want to avoid a lapse. Thanks in advance.
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    Dude, I got shafted fixing a Dell

    Alright, so I got shafted into trying to fix this Dell Dimension E310 and am thinking, as I'm sure some of you have in situations like this, "What the HELL did they do to this thing?" It has GoBack installed, and not only will it not boot into windows stabily past the logon screen, but it won't...
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    Supreme Commander official trailer

    Wow. Right on the page about halfway down there. My apologies if its already been posted but didn't see it. Better bring a change of pants.
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    Sesame Database Manager?

    Alright, this is kind of obscure but if anybody's had experience with this its the [H] peeps. A friend's small personal water treatment company has asked if I can help them upgrade their database system. Currently, they're using Symantec Q&A 5.0 on an AMD K6 300. With NO backups, and the...
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    Weird problem with my DFI expert...

    Alright, had my rig up and running trouble free for about two weeks now. I noticed today that the CPU fan (a very audible panaflo ultra high) kept spinning up and down every minute or so even when not under load. I downloaded Speed Fan to check on RPMs and whatnot, and when I started it up...
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    Weird problem with external drive..

    Just put a new rig together. Had a WD USB 2.0/1394 external for a bit over a year, always used the 1394 interface. It worked just fine after I got the rig up and running, but I plugged it back in today and firewire wouldn't detect the drive at all, and on USB it would detect but not be...
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    G.Skill HZ overclocking

    I'm really digging this RAM. Running 270 fsb at 1:1 without breaking a sweat, though I haven't had a chance to check out the true upper limits because my education is so rudely interrupting my overclocking attempts. Rambling aside, my question regards the more obscure (like, besides the four...
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    Expert?

    Alright, so I'm trying to decide between the nf4 sli dr and the expert...How are the experts working for everybody? Worth getting the new one or should I go for the more proven DR model?
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    High end PCI..just for fun.

    So, got offered a few bucks to fix up an old Dell Dimension 2300 over the break. Integrated graphics, Celeron 1.8, 256 mb of, get this, PC133 SDRAM (!). So, doing the best I can, I manage to get the 'Egg to overnight me a PNY FX5500 PCI gpu and a 512 mb stick of memory. Thus emerges the...
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    Appraisal anyone?

    Alright, so the cycle has begun. My buddy wants to build his sun a moderate gaming rig on a budget for Christmas, and wants me to build it for him. And you guys know what that means, time to sell my old shit and build a new rig for myself! :D Anyway, would anybody be willing to take a stab...
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    Another blow to Sony's rootkit

    Check this out: How to defeat the rootkit Heh. Gonna be a while before Sony hears the end of this one. And another half-assed DRM scheme bites the dust...
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    Wrong clock speeds..?

    So I decided it might be fun to overclock my BFT 6800gt a bit today, and I downloaded coolbits and whatnot for the first time on this windows installation, go to the clock speed tap, and it says my settings are 200 core/500 mem?! Why would it set the wrong clock frequences, shouldn't that be in...
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    Question about memory troubles.

    So, I've always tinkered with overclocking just a couple hundred mhz or so, and am trying to really wind this thing out finally. The processor is staying under 35C even under load and seems stable with the FSB @ 225. It errors out on Prime 95 torture tests, and I've discovered it takes the...
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    Weird CD burning problem..

    First of all, apologies to the mods if this should have been in Audio but it was kind of a grey area thing that could've gone either way. Anyway, audio cd's I've burned lately have all had skips and stutters in them. I have two burners, one a Plexwriter Premium and one a Sony DRU-530A(if i...
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    Anybody remember any Assembly?

    This is making me crazy and I'm sure its something simple... Taking an assembly class, using NASM. The assignment is to read a dat file that has some employee names, pay rates, and hours worked. Supposed to calculate pay with time and a half overtime if applicable. Have everything working...
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    Samsung 30" CRT HDTV problems

    Firstly my apologies mods if this is the wrong forum for televisions. I'm sure the news isn't good, but I have an almost 3 year old Samsung 30" HiDef CRT. Was watching a movie last night, worked fine, turned it off and went to bed. Got up this morning and found that the light indicating it is...
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    XP Pro Academic License

    I got signed up for MSDN-AA and ordered myself an extra copy of xp pro to keep around. They said it would come with the x64 version as well, which it did. The two versions were on separate discs with separate cd keys. Are these two independent copies that can be used on different computers or...
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    Applying to do student work for the CS department...tips please

    Alright, so I'm about to start my third semester (including the summer anyway) of my CS degree and asked the dept. chair about maybe doing some sort of low level work around the labs for a little bit of experience while I'm in school. He asked for a "a memo of intent that youare interested in...
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