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    Creative X-Fi problem - hissing and crackling with GPU activity

    Yes, it uses an floppy power connector on the board.
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    Creative X-Fi problem - hissing and crackling with GPU activity

    It turned out to be a PSU problem. Replaced the PSU, and the crackling/hissing disappeared.
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    Creative X-Fi problem - hissing and crackling with GPU activity

    It's clearly not a speaker problem.
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    Creative X-Fi problem - hissing and crackling with GPU activity

    No luck there, I checked all the potential problems in that list and none of them apply. I've also tried numerous card configurations with no improvement.
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    Creative X-Fi problem - hissing and crackling with GPU activity

    Unfortunately not, this is way beyond background EM noise - it makes the card completely unusable. (I.e. you hear the crackling and static noise louder than the actual audio.) I've considered the bad card theory, but there some problems with that - 1. Both cards worked perfectly together in...
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    Creative X-Fi problem - hissing and crackling with GPU activity

    I've got a problem with my Creative X-Fi sound card that's driving me insane. I have no idea where to go from here and I can't find any other people with a similar problem, so I thought it was time to make a post. Here's what I'm using right now. Asus P5K-E/WiFi Intel E8500 nVidia 8800 GTX...
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    Cool my Xbox?

    My Falcon 360 runs considerably cooler than the others.
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    Manhunt 2 for 360?

    It was never announced for 360.
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    UK 360 Repair Time.

    When I sent in a console with the original faceplate, they sent it back without it. (Despite the fact that no-one told me to remove it.)
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    UK 360 Repair Time.

    I have a console sent to them a few months ago, the turnaround for that was 4 weeks. Out of curiosity, did you remove your faceplate when you sent it to them?
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    xbox 360 reliability problems, which continent do you live on?

    I'm in the UK, 4 defective consoles. The cause of the RRoD is widely considered to be a flaw in the design of the X-clamp. It certainly has nothing to do with region.
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    White PS3

    Except the whites are only hitting Japan...
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    Xbox360 Elites immune from RROD?

    My outlook isn't so positive on the changes, since my Elite red ringed and that had the new heatsink design.
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    Xbox360 Elites immune from RROD?

    Also the new Halo 3 Limited Editions - http://xbox360.qj.net/Red-ring-sighted-on-Halo-3-limited-Xbox-360-consoles/pg/49/aid/103743
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    Xbox360 Elites immune from RROD?

    Yes, they suffer from the same problems. (At least my one did.)
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    Sony - Playstation 3 secures GTA 7

    http://www.1pstart.com/rumor-buster-gta-7-not-sony-exclusive/
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    Is it possible to use a remote server as an internet gateway?

    Windows. Is OpenVPN all I need to do this? (Bear in mind I know absolutely nothing about networking.)
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    Is it possible to use a remote server as an internet gateway?

    First of all, I should point out that I'm a complete idiot when it comes to networking. Thanks for your patience. A client of mine has a site where some of the content is restricted by IP, so if anyone outside of the US tries to access it they get denied. The problem for me is that because I'm...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    By replacing the X-clamp with screws. Staples - it's two desks, one of them I've sawn in half longways.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Yep, and they've all been fixed. (By me.)
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    They're made from pixelblocks.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    New iMac, so a new setup.
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    Halo DS

    Heh, my point was that no-one should be shocked at a "Halo DS" title when speculation for the game has been going on all year. ;)
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    Halo DS

    The game was called Halo DS, it appears to be Halo on the DS, but most importantly this news is as old as the hills. It's only because Matt from IGN released video proof that the game did exist that it's back in the headlines. The post that the OP linked to is from Jan 2007. Here's a more...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    It's just two desks from Staples, one of them cut down to size. (The cheapest ones I could buy.)
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    what 360 to get

    You can't put spoilers on here because a lot of people (myself included) haven't finished the game yet. If you're going to be mentioning spoilers you have to say so in the thread title. Furthermore, if you want to find out all the Halo 3 spoilers there are plenty of places you can do so. Use...
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    what 360 to get

    No-one had better post Halo 3 spoilers in this thread, by the way. Re: the 360, wait a while. New consoles with 65nm GPUs and CPUs are starting to appear in the ugly Halo 360s, before long you'll be able to get a cooler, quieter console that doesn't look as ugly as sin.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    http://www.staples.co.uk/eng/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CT=1&Description=UK_CL_Leather&CatIds=21764,56472,56582,56482&webid=385341&affixedcode=WW
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    Halo 3 low res rumor confirmed

    Old news: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1226171
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    I used to have things set up like this, but I'm in the middle of rearranging everything.
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    Xbox 360 doesn't support 16:10 and MS is covering it up.

    Have I missed something in the news? Hasn't it been this way for 2 years now?
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    Xbox 360 doesn't support 16:10 and MS is covering it up.

    I never thought the Xbox 360 supported 16:10 resolutions, and I'm not surprised that they don't.
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    PS3 region free??

    Correct.
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    Halo 3 not impressive at all

    I corrected the spelling in the title of this thread. Seeing it every day in my "subscribed threads" folder was starting to get to me.
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    Do XBOX 360s still have overheating problems?

    It's more of a case of friends playing local multiplayer games (I don't play all the consoles at once, heh).
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    Do XBOX 360s still have overheating problems?

    Timbowens and kelbear - two of the consoles were launch consoles, the other two were more recent - but all of the consoles get used a lot. The two newer consoles both died during mammoth play sessions (The Elite red ringed after being played for 16 hours straight.) The two launch consoles were...
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    Going for 360

    I prefer the multimedia functionality on my PS3, personally.
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    I had a moment of weakness...

    Yep, I learned my lesson about checking for supported hardware when Vista destroyed all the data on my RAID5 array. :( Even after I made sure everything was supported, I couldn't live with the performance hit. Video would stutter, apps would take longer to load, and alt-tabbing out of games...
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    I had a moment of weakness...

    Well, I definitely wouldn't be using Vista - that's part of the reason I'm switching to Mac OS X. (I wanted an OS that looks pretty, but doesn't induce suicidal tenancies.)
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