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    Taking full advantage of Gigabit fiber

    A week ago, I had AT&T fiber installed. I've been wanting fiber for forever and when I found out it was available in my area and for only $5 more a month than I paid Comcast, I jumped on it. Everything seems to work great, except I'm not getting anywhere near the ~940Mbps download speeds I...
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    Microphone muting issue on Windows 7

    My stepmother is having an issue on her computer where the microphone volume mutes itself constantly. The webcam/mic worked fine for about a year and suddenly started doing this. I go in and set the volume to 100 and click off the muting and a few minutes later it's back to the same thing. I...
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    Finally decided to get rid of Windows

    For years, I was in IT support and was also a gamer. Because of that, it was better for me to be a Windows guy. A few years ago, I got into Information Security and also my desire to game has gone way down. Over the weekend, I finally decided to install Linux Mint on my main PC, instead of...
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    Home wireless router

    I need a good wireless router for my home as my current D-Link Dir-825 just died. It has been a great router that I've been very happy with for the last 8 years or so. Just now I lost my wireless and a couple of restarts has not fixed the issue, so my assumption is that it has died. I've seen...
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    New card questions

    I don't game as much as I used to, but I'd like to be able to play occasional current games at a reasonable framerate, with either max settings or very high. My current system is in my signature, but basically I'm running my old core i7 @ 3.2Ghz, with 12GB of RAM and a 2GB GTX 660 video card...
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    Looking to upgrade

    I'm using the system in my signature (current video card is a GTX 660). I rarely game any more, but I decided to grab Witcher III when GMG had it on sale recently and it seems to run pretty slowly on my system. I don't like to spend more then $200 on a video card, due to not gaming much and...
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    Advice for good computer speakers

    My girlfriend recently moved in, so I set her up with my spare PC to use as her own (she only had a crappy little laptop). Everything is good to go, with the exception of sound. The system has nothing but onboard sound right now (Asus Rampage III Formula), though I have a Xonar DX or...
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    Building a home server

    Have a buddy looking to build a home server to play around with virtualization. He's going to want something that's fast, but quiet and energy efficient. I've been out of the scene for a while as I'm now in InfoSec and haven't kept up on hardware. He stated that he wanted 32GB for RAM and...
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    Error message connecting to a site

    I wasn't sure if this should go here, or in the webmastering/devlopment thread. I haven't been able to find a good answer on Google, so I thought I'd ask the all knowing members of [H] :cool: My company is getting ready to disable SSLv3 in our browsers in response to POODLE. What...
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    Paperwhite - A cautionary tale

    When I bought my Kindle Paperwhite a few months ago, I was overjoyed with it. I loved everything about it, the screen, the form factor, the convenience. A week ago that all changed when it suddenly wouldn't connect to, or even see any wifi networks. After restarting it, resetting it, and a...
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    Bitdefender

    So, I picked up Bitdefender 2014 recently because Newegg had it on sale for $30 with a $30 MIR. I'd heard it was rated very good, so I figured I'd try a paid version of AV instead of the Avast I'd been using. I'm a little disappointed to see that the scans take a really long time and I'm...
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    Should I be using AV on Linux?

    I know that Linux has much less in the way of malware and viruses, but I know there are still some for the platform. I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a spare system to learn and to study for my upcoming Linux+ cert. I just want to verify I'm using the system as I should and taking...
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    HTML5 semantic element positioning

    I'm taking a course in Web development fundamentals and have to do a project where I create a small website. I need to use 5 semantic elements positioned appropriately on the page and use them consistently on all of the pages. The problem is, the videos for the class do not go into enough...
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    Blu Ray drive for HTPC

    I've been using my PS3 as my blu ray player for years now. I've had no issues until just yesterday, when it wouldn't play any of my blu ray disks. It still plays DVD and games, just not blu ray disks. This has spurred me to making the decision to buy a blu ray drive for my HTPC. Is there a...
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    Warm deal: Evga GTX 660 under $200

    It's a $20 drop from a week ago, but I've been waiting for them to dip below the $200 mark. I thought some other people might be waiting for the same...
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    Asus PA248Q 24" monitor for $260 after MIR

    Amazon has it at this price right now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DWH00K/?tag=thaiswor-20 After the MIR, that's about $100 off what it had been selling at for the last few months. It's a 1920x1200 IPS monitor with a built in USB 3.0 hub. If I hadn't just bought a Dell U2412M recently...
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    Most secure way to use open WIFI

    I'm going to be traveling for the next few days and will be using the hotel open wireless network to get online. My system is reasonably hardened, I have AV, windows firewall enabled, I use a regular user account, the admin account is renamed and the Guest account has been disabled. I've...
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    How to report someone?

    I see a few posts from qgqzgzeu824 that seem to be spam. Not sure if it has been caught or reported yet, so I wanted to notify someone... ;)
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    Any gaming laptops under $800?

    My son is looking to get a laptop that he can use for school work while on the go, plus some light gaming. Would prefer a better then 1366x768 res, at least a 13" screen and a minimum of 6GB of RAM. I'm going to do some research myself, but I usually get good recommendations from the forum...
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    Need a good 24" monitor

    The caveat is that I need to get it from Amazon due to having gift card balances there. I purchased a Dell U2412M from there and I really like it. Unfortunately, Amazon has really jacked up the price (as has everyone else in the marketplace). I bought mine when it was around $279 and while...
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    Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 mod

    I didn't see a thread for this, so I thought I'd start one. Check out the article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2011052/morrowind-overhaul-3-0-breathes-new-life-into-a-classic-pc-rpg.html I'm downloading it now, but probably won't have time to install the game and mod until the...
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    Any good desktop hardening guides?

    I'm looking for desktop hardening guides for both WinXP and Win7. I've already got guides from CIS, stigs, Microsoft and a few universities like MIT. We're looking to formulate our own guide, combining all the best practices into one and applying them against the HITRUST CSF. My biggest...
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    Desktop vulnerability scanning

    So, the company I work for has decided to scan for vulnerabilities at the desktop level. We want to create our own program, or system, for this. Not sure whether that means it will be a procedure of what already developed products will be used in what order to determine risks and then create...
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    Wireless keyboard mouse combo for HTPC

    I'm using a Logitech DiNovo Mini to control my HTPC and it works great. The only thing is, I need a full sized wireless keyboard and mouse to do some light gaming. I'd love to be able to play WoW, Diablo III and other titles on this machine, which is plenty fast enough to run them, but I don't...
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    Anyone know if Comcast supports HTPC setups in Indy?

    So, after having my wonderful HTPC system setup and working fine in MN, I moved to Indy, thinking that since I'm getting Comcast as my provider everything should work the same. Instead, I'm realizing all over again why Comcast is one of the most hated companies in the nation. First of all...
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    Wireless keyboard and mouse suggestions

    I'm looking for a good wireless keyboard/mouse combo for light gaming. I don't want to spend a lot, as I mostly game on my main desktop rig. This will be for occasional gaming on my HTPC hooked to my HDTV. I need something that won't interfere with the 2.4Ghz wireless I'm using, so I'm...
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    Receiver advice needed

    So, my receiver's HDMI out was blown 2 nights ago from a huge storm we had in the area. Not sure how it happened, since it was attached to a good surge supressor, but the facts speak for themselves. I was using a Onkyo HT-RC160 that I was very happy with. It was reasonably priced and had all...
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    Good 1366 mobo needed

    So, I have an ASUS Rampage III Formula in my main rig and I love it. A buddy of mine gave me an Extreme Edition i7 that I'm going to put into my main rig, replacing the 930 I currently use. What I'd like to do is build another system with that 930 board and 6GB of Corsair XMS3 RAM I have...
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    Indy LANs

    I'm going to be moving into the Indianapolis area soon and was wondering if there were any LANs in the area? Or if there is anyone interested in starting a rotating LAN party? I've been having them for years with a great group here in the Twin Cities and hope to be able to find something...
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    ceton infinitv 4 for HTPC build

    I'm finally sick and tired of Comcast and their idiotic limitations for On Demand content. When shows On Demand had an occasional single commercial, I had no issues. The other night while watching something On Demand, there were 6 commercials on one of the breaks. 6! F that! Then my wife...
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    Mobo decision help

    I'm looking at either the ASUS Rampage III Gene or the ASUS Rampage III Formula. The Gene is $70 cheaper, which is a huge price difference in my eyes. Is there a reason I should be looking at one vs the other? Is the formula worth $70 more then the gene?
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    Need help finding a utility

    I need to find a utility that will launch and close a program on different events. The event would be a certain drive appearing and then that drive disappearing from the system. I work for a small airline implementing EFB's (electronic flight bags). Basically tablet PC's hooked into the...
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    Installing wireless in Ubuntu

    I wanted to test out Ubuntu on my new netbook, so I installed it with Wubi. Everything seems to work great, except the wireless. It seems that Aheros wireless isn't compatible? At least it's not on the compatibility list from what I can tell. Would it be better to use a netbook remix distro...
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    BC2 connection issues

    Anyone having issues not being able to login to the game? I have no connection issues, but my son does with his copy. We bought the game for him last week, I think on Monday or Tuesday. He played for a couple hours one night on his own EA account and everything worked flawlessly. The next...
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    Game server hosting question

    I'm thinking about buying hosting for a Bad Company 2 server. I've seen people post about NFO, which seems to be a good game server hosting company, but I find the ~$30 a month to be a little steep. I was looking at other hosting companies and found Gameservers.com, which offers the same 16...
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    WHS hardware compat issue

    I tried looking up my current mobo on a windows server compatibility site, but I can't figure the site out. Searching my mobo model just brings up a page with other stuff. I'm thinking of upgrading to newer hardware and using my mobo, CPU and RAM for a WHS build. I have a spare system I was...
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    MSI P55-GD80 best for me?

    Looking to upgrade after almost 2 years. My current system is still rockin along pretty well, but I'd like a little better performance. I'm thinking of the MSI P55-GD80 based on the review here, along with a i7 860 CPU. Rest of the components (besides RAM of course) will be re-used. Any...
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    Laptop recommendations

    I'm looking to get my wife's daughter a laptop for Christmas. She's in college and doesn't do any gaming outside of some flash games and some of the facebook games. I'd like something fairly light if possible, but I want it to have a 14" screen minimum as it will be her primary computer and...
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    Windows 7 display issue

    I installed Windows 7 on my computer a couple of weeks back and everything has been working perfectly. I ordered the family pack to put on my laptop, my son's computer and my wife's computer. Got it the other day and installed it on my son's computer last night while he was at a party...
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