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    Program to Switch Display+Audio

    I have two monitors (the max supported by my system), but I also have a TV connected by HDMI. When I want to watch netflix on the TV, I have to disable my secondary monitor, enable the TV, and the change my audio output to HDMI. Then I have to reverse the process to use my secondary monitor...
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    Seasonic X750 for 2x GTX 580?

    I have a Seasonic x750 powering a GTX 580, i7 960, 6x4 GB 1.5v 1600MHz ram, 3 HDDs, an SSD, 2 rarely used optical drives, a Corsair H80 with two fans, and 3 additional case fans. Would I be able to safely add a second GTX 580 to that? The long story is that my GTX 580 is artifacting, and...
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    Now or later?

    I need a new computer. The only things I plan to carry over from my old one are the HDDs, Blu ray drive, monitor, and OS. In about a week or so, I will have access to a Micro Center. If I build then, I can spend about $1k. If I wait until Black Friday to build, I can probably spend $2k+...
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    Mobo died, need replacement advice

    Edit: Thanks for the help. I ended up finding another x58 sli le in evga's b stock for $80. It's a bummer to spend cash without an upgrade, but it's also a bummer to have to upgrade when what I had was still more than sufficient for my needs...
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    Dual monitor performance?

    I use two monitors. One at 1920x1080, and one at 1440x900. The 1440x900 is only used as a place for extra windows, the steam client, photoshop tools, etc. I play all my games and movies on the larger monitor. I was wondering if I would see any performance gains by throwing an old (8600GT is the...
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    8600GT SLI?

    My brother is still using a single 8600GT, and I just happen to have another one in my closet. I was thinking about getting him a copy a Borderlands so that we'd have something to play together. He is used to using minimum settings in games, so what kind of performance could he expect with...
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    Friendly Reminder

    I bring you a friendly reminder to always check what you typed before hitting enter. Especially when you are typing in the console emulator. Even more so when you are executing the command as a root user. And to never, ever hit enter after accidentally hitting " " instead of "/" early...
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    CM7 RC2 Released

    For the Evo ROM Manager just told me CM7 RC2 was released. Depending on how quickly it gets the news, it may have just been released minutes ago. I am installing it as I type. I was lucky, and had just made a nandroid backup seconds before, so I got to skip that step of the process. I'm...
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    Thinking about Rooting

    I got my Evo back in December, and decided against rooting after reading about the RSA key issue. I was still interested though, so I kept checking up on things, and reading more since then. There are now many well-documented methods of preventing that, and I'm starting to get bored with the...
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    Access PCI from Guest OS

    I was wanting to set up a VM to be able to access a TV Tuner card, and I was wondering if there is any way to do that. I am currently using VirtualBox to run Mythbuntu. My reasoning for this is that I only need an analog card because I will be using it with a satellite receiver and a PS2...
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    New WD1001FALS is slow

    I just got a new 1TB WD Caviar Black drive, and it is slower than I expected. I put a fresh install of Win 7 home on it, and the rest of the system is in my sig. I installed Intel Matrix Storage Manager to see if that would help at all, and it did nothing noticeable. AHCI is enabled. I have...
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    Razer Drivers Infected

    http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=view I was going to post this as a reply to a thread of mine where I was trying to determine how I got infected, but I figured this was important enough to post in it's own thread. When I went to reinstall my mouse software after a...
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    Should I Worry? Malwarebytes Log

    This is from a fairly new Win 7 Enterprise install. I run Firefox 3.5.3 with noscript, and just installed and am scanning with the MSE beta. Everything that looks bad was in temp files, but I am still worried. Should I reinstall Windows, or leave it as it is? Also, does anyone know if I...
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    Forced Reboot w/o BSOD

    I just built a new system with a core i7 920, EVGA X58 SLI LE, 3x2GB Corsair XMS3 1600 8-8-8-24, Corsair 750TX, and a reused GeForce 8600GT. I am using the Windows 7 Enterprise trial. Under normal use everything has been fine, but I haven't loaded any of my more stressful software (CS4) onto...
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    Vista Business 64 Constantly BSODs

    I set a printer up on my network yesterday, and after installing it, I started to get BSODs at seemingly random intervals. The computer stutters a little, I see a BSOD flash very briefly on the screen, and then I'm back at POST. I uninstalled everything related to the printer, and almost all...
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    PS3 save to PS2?

    I've been playing through the old final fantasy games on my PS3. About 15 hours into FFII, I reached a compatibility problem that can't be bypassed (spent hours searching online for a work around). Now, I need to find a way to get my saved games from my PS3 onto a PS2 memory card so I can...
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    i7 or wait for i5?

    I've been out of the hardware loop for a while now, and have started getting back into lately because I need to upgrade. I mostly use my computer for gaming, and by gaming I mean older games. Mostly WoW, Portal, Half Life 2, and even things like FFVII and Baldur's Gate on occasion. I'd like...
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    Data Destroying Software? (PowerPC)

    I'm planning to sell my old PowerBook, and was wondering if there is any freeware out there to effectively wipe my data. I'm not looking for anything crazy, just to zero out the HD or something along those lines. Then I can either reload the OS for him, or give it to him like that if he wants...
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    Bluetooth Audio

    First, I hope this is the right board for this. I was wondering if there is a bluetooth receiver that I can attach to a 1/8" audio jack. I just want to be able to use normal headphones/car stereo/computer input to receive audio form my bluetooth phone. Does something like this exist? I...
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    Flickering spot on new HG191

    I finally decided I had to replace my old (1994) 17" Trinitron, and opted for a Hanns G HG191. Overall, I love it, but it's got this small spot that flickers green. It's not a pixel, as it isn't always the same size. It is also pressure sensitive, and will go away for a shot time if I lightly...
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    Microsoft Warranty?

    I had bought the original IntelliMouse Explorer way back when it first came out; when it came with a lifetime warranty. To make a long story short, I am now on my third mouse (4.0), and it is just about dead. Sometimes I have to click 10+ times before the click is recognized. This makes...
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    Chaintech AV-710

    I had a couple issues installing my new Chaintech AV-710. Through trial an error, I found out I had to disable my onboard audio. Anyway, I had already uninstalled the utility from the most recent VIA drivers, and allowed windows to install the driver intself after I pointed it to the right...
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    Power User Friendly Anti-Virus

    Is there an anti-virus program that is more friendly to power users than Norton or McAffee. I have Norton right now, and I absolutely despise it. It runs background processes and downloads while I am using my computer, and at seemingly random times and days as well. Then it will minimize my...
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    AV-710 and My Setup

    From what I have read, the AV-710 is a great card for the money. I just want to double-check with some more knowledgeable people here before I spend the cash. I am using a 2 channel Panasonic stereo set with my computer right now. It's got the two speakers and the main unit that acts as the...
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    Basic Water Cooling, Need Some Help

    Due to circumstances I cannot control, I now live in a hot room tha causes my Athlon XP 2000+ to idle around 61C with all my fans at full. It has errors and crashes if I do anything processor intensive for any length of time. I currently have 4 x 80mm Sunon fans on the case, and an AlCu...
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    Dying Monitor

    My trusty old 17" CRT seems to be going out on me. It is an HP A4032A. It uses a 5 BNC cable for the input. Now for the problem: The monitor has been having very minor distortion problems for a while. I suspected the cable because I could temporarily fix it my adjusting the connection...
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    Powerbook Power Adaptors and Europe

    Is it safe to use my powerbook's included power adaptor in Europe without a power converter? If so, is there anything I need to do, or does the adapter automatically adjust for the voltage difference? Apple's international adaptor set seems to only change the plug. I already have a set of...
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    Wiring Issues (Can this work?)

    The background to my question is a little long, so I try to make it short. Some neighbors called me up to set up a wired network in their new home. They had it pre-wired with hub and all, and only needed network cards, cables, and software configuring. I have never deal with wiring that...
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    iPhoto Ate My Pictures

    I upgraded to iLife 05, and seem to have lost quite a few pictures in iPhoto. iPhoto itself runs very slowly, as it is trying to load photos which seem to have been corrupted with the upgrade. I copied the entire library to my PC, and many folders are empty or full of 0kb image files. It...
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    Data CD Burning

    I was working on some homework today when I realized that I have never burned a data CD from my Mac. I need to put a Power Point presentation onto a CD for one of my classes, and I have no idea how to do it. I was just looking around, and found nothing that looked like it would do what I...
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    Audio Recording Software

    I would like to use my PowerBook to record live music from my band. I can get output directly from the PA, which makes it easy to hook into my laptop. I tried using Garage Band to do the recording, only to find out that it stops after about 999 second of recording. I looked around and...
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    Uh oh... Dead iPod?

    I wasn't able to get my iPod to play, update, or even be recognized by my PB for a couple days. Today I decided to run the HD scan on it, and got this error: HDD FAIL 0X00000070 READ FAIL Is the iPod dead, or is there something that can be done about it? The warranty is long gone as it...
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    iDVD Video Length

    I've got a movie that is nearly ready to put on DVD, but with one problem. The video will be about 2 hours long, and iDVD seems to only allow up to 1.5 hours of video per DVD. All my DVDs say they can hold 2 hours worth of video, so what is the problem here? Is there a way to burn a 2 hour...
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    HD Died...

    I had an 80 GB WD drive that decided to die during a Win XP reinstall. I was trying to install over the old install that had died due to a virus just so I could get to my data. Now XP tells me that the partition is either no existant or too damaged to repair. I put the drive in my brother's...
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    External Storage

    I'm beginning to run out space on my PB, and am now in the market for an external drive. I need something that can be bother powered from the firewire port and can allow me to connect another firewire device to it, such as my iPod. I have seen a couple from LaCie and another company, I think...
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    Ultrasone Headphones

    Firstly, I lost the link to a website that was recommended for ordering Ultrasone headphones. It was a German based company, and you had to contact someone state-side and use paypal to get them shipped to the US. They sold headphones, amps, and cables. I looked through some old threads, but I...
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    Ram Drive for Win XP

    I was wondering if there was a free program out there that would allow me to make a ram drive in win XP. I'd like to be able to create and delete the drives without rebooting if that is even possible (or worthwhile considering it may cause problems with not freeing up memory). I want to see...
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    Java (I hate strings)

    Ok, I think this should be ok to post since I have tried for a while on my own, if not then I apologize. I have to make a very basic calculator for my Java class. I can get all the user inputs stored correctly, but I am having trouble running strings through my if statements. I have tried a...
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    Mac/PC Internet Sharing

    I want to share the connection from my PB Al Panther with my XP system. I tried everything I could think of, and my PC even made a Mac bridge for itself, but no luck connecting to the net. My PB connects through my University LAN, and is networked with a wireless router. The PC is wired to...
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