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    Multiple simultaneous HW failures

    Looking for suggestions as to what might have caused this: Primary PC in my signature was working fine, put it into Hibernate one morning, went to work, came home later that day, turned it on, lights, LEDs, fans, all indicate that it is starting normally, but my monitors don't turn on, and no...
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    Supreme Commander Crashing on large maps - FIX

    Just in case anyone else is having this problem, I figured I'd share a solution I found. First thing I did with Supreme Commander was start a skirmish with 7 AIs on one the massively large 80km maps. About 20 minutes into the game it crashed. I tried a few more times with resource monitor...
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    QX6700 Wattage under load

    I thought this might be of interest to a few people. I recently purchased a Kill-a-watt meter, it's a device that allows you to measure the wattage consumption of any electrical device. Using it to monitor my new QX6700 system (spec in sig) this is what I found: Idle: 200 watts 1 core...
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    GA-965P-DQ6 BIOS F6

    (sorry if this is considered a double post, my earlier post was in the root motherboard forum, and I meant to put it here). Has anyone recieved a GA-965P-DQ6 from Newegg in the past month or so? If so, what BIOS did it ship with? Mine arrived today, but my QX6700 doesn't arrive until next...
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    Which BIOS is on currently shipping GA-965P-DQ6?

    My GA-965P-DQ6 should arrive today, and my QX6700 should arrive early next week, but I just realized that Quad Core support on the GA-965P-DQ6 wasn't added until BIOS F6 which was only released on October 12th, 2006. Anyone know if this BIOS revision is on currently shipping DQ6 boards?
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    QX6700 Availability

    I'm planning on putting together a new system around the QX6700, but it seems these CPUs are really scarce. Newegg just upped their price to $1699 so that pretty much takes them out of consideration. I've looked at a few other places but can't seem to find any other reliable source. Anyone...
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    Funky USB Hub on Dell 2007WFP

    I just bought a pair of Dell 2007WFP screens (revison A02) to replace my old 17'' and 19'' CRTs. Both flat panels are beautiful, with not a single dead pixel between them. However one of the monitors has a funky problem with it's built in USB hub. It is detected (by both of my PCs) as an...
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    PS3 Pre-Order in the UK, over $1000 USD

    Check this out: http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/STCS1/3-/1032615/Sony_Playstation_3_PS3_Console_With_60GB_HDD_3_Games/Product.html At the price of 550 British Pounds, thats currently $1,018.91 US dollars. And for that you get the premium console and 3 games. Even if you assume...
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    SATA detection Problem

    I've been fighting this problem for two days now, and I just solved it, so I thought I'd post this knowledge nuggest for anyone else who may run into the same thing. The issue, *AFTER* upgrading my CPU, two brand new 400GB SATA drives were not being detected in the BIOS of my Abit IS7. Prior...
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    Bytesector E3 Aftermath article

    I have to wonder who is really being served by drivel such as the new Bytesector E3 Aftermath article. It most certainly isn't the gaming public. We are all entitled to our opinions, but to claim that non-existent, untapped out hardware "...will be the most powerful and dominant graphical...
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    Sony used a time machine to build the PS3

    Apparently Sony has a time machine that they aren't telling anyone about, and they have used it to build the PS3. Check out this quote: ------ Sony (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) took the wraps off its PlayStation 3 game console on Monday and wasted no time in promoting the advantages...
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    DV Capture - anyone know how to get rid of out-of-sync audio in long captures?

    I've been wanting to convert my old VHS-C tapes to DVD for a while now. I started doing analog captures through my ATI AIW 9800Pro. But I found that on captures of longer than about 20 minutes, I'd start getting random crashes, the screen goes black and the PC is just dead. WinXP eventvwr...
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    Dual G5 for video Editing, need advice

    My sister works for a small video production company. Even though I'm a PC guy, all she has ever used are Macs. She has asked my advice on putting together a dual G5 system for the primary purpose of video editing with Final Cut Pro. The system she is looking at has: • Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC...
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    Can Someone help me understand my HL2 video Stress test results?

    I'm using the Video Stress Test In Counter Stirke: Source. I'm running a 128MB ATI 9800Pro AIW on a 2.4C P4 @ 2.7GHz Video Options are: 1024x768 Full Screen Normal (4:3) Advanced Options are: Model Detail: High Texture Detail: High Water Detail: Reflect World Shadow Detail...
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    Just Finished HL2, have some questions, ***SPOILERS***

    I just finished HL2. I know, a lot of you already have, but I just got it for Christmas. Anyway, I've got some questions. Caution ***SPOILERS*** Are some of the Zen aliens from the first game now our allies? How did that happen? Who are the Combine? Did they come from Zen? Are...
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    Half-Life 2 Demo

    Ok, call me a day late and a dollar short, I haven't yet played Half-Life 2. It's on my Christmas list. So when the Half-Life 2 demo came out yesterday, It was a must grab. I had some issues with it, like the fact that it tried to re-install steam, and then still took nearly as long as the...
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    DOOM3 Multiplayer Server Browser Blows

    Is it just me, or does the Doom3 Multiplayer Server Browser just blow big chunks? First off, sorting by ping simply doesn't work. Then filtering out Password Protected servers also doesn't work. And apparently the number of free slots isn't accurate either, because plenty of servers listed as...
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    My Doom3 experience

    Having read Kyle's Hardware guide, I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when I ran Doom3 on my main gaming system (specs in sig). When I loaded it up for the first time, I was a little surpised to see that the auto-detect settings were telling me to play at 640x480 on medium...
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