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    LAN Organizers. Questions...

    How do you set up your network infrastructure for the larger LANs you host? like what equipment and configurations? I've come across a Catalyst 5505 pretty cheap for my home CCNA/P lab but in the downtime i wanted to get a boatload of people together and make some magic happen.
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    Looking for two cooling recommendations. Best Water & Air.

    I'd like to know what the absolute wildest batshit crazy aircooler is that can still mount to S775 with some sort of upgrade path. I'd also like to know the best waterblock currently on the market. the last time i did this stuff a DD RBX was king. i had twin watercooled AXP Tbred-B's. that was...
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    zomghai2u!

    Going through my usual "bored with having a somewhat overpowered for daily use PC" phase and doing nothing with it...so i put a Q6600 back into action for Team 33. It's only been. geez. a LONG time. I never got around to building a farm like i wanted because i constantly get distracted and/or...
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    Restoring Access to Front Page News?

    I lost access some time long ago over some arguing in a number of threads. i bet it's going on at least 2 years now or longer. Just wondering if i could have this access restored?
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    10,000rpm 360 Slim. Load times? What are load times? haha.

    I looked into hard drives for my 360. didn't want to shell out 130 for a MS one or anywhere upto 100 for a chinese one. came across some interesting threads where people were flashing Some WD Scorpio Blue/Black drives for use in 360's (both regular & slim) Well if the factory is using...
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    Surprise from my Xigmatek...

    ...both of the Scythe Slipstream fans i installed finally died...one after the other... sadly enough i did not notice this! the surprise comes in when the Xigmatek is cooling my Q6600 completely passively and keeping temps WELL within acceptable established guidelines... i don't know...
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    Is this worth doing? (from 2 raptors to 4)

    I currently have 2 74gb raptors in a RAID 0...coming from a 15k SCSI setup this is about the slowest i'd ever want to go...it got rid of ALOT of clutter and offers performance on par according to benchmarks... my question being...is it worth it to expand the RAID 0 from 2 drives to 4? what...
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    Viewing current memory timings in windows?

    Is there a utility that will let me view current memory timings that the BIOS has set...in windows? i know memset will allow me to change them (hell i'm using it now sorta) but when the program launches are those what the BIOS has selected...or is it some arbitrary starting point for adjustment...
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    Glad i made my Xigmatek sandwich tonight

    ...using 2 AFB1212VHE's as bread... I saw an immediate 5c+ drop in temps...at idle coretemp shows 2 cores in the teens (18c)...under load peak temps never crease over 48c under prolonged 100% load with intelburntest... this is Q6600 (1.325vid) @ 3.3ghz 1.41v idle, VTT 1.38, NB 1.37...all...
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    'Random' Issues - i'm lost - help appreciated

    Ok...to start, i shall list the hardware: Q6600 (first at 3.4ghz, now stock) w/ Xig cooler and 120x38 130cfm delta DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS? (the one with 6 SATA & RAID) was 4x1gb Ballistix PC8500 5-5-5-15 - now 1x1gb was Adaptec 3400S w 2x18GB cheetah 15k, then 1 18gb, and now an old...
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    Arctic Freezer Extreme...anyone sporting one?

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.php?idx=162&disc Been looking at HSF combos lately to replace the cheap stock intel cooler i have. I was set on a Xigmatek and the bolt thru kit, but does anyone have any real world experience with this cooler? I know how highly the Xig is rated, and as such...
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    Anyone have pics comparing Intel Coolers? - Temps inside/advice needed

    Specifically those on the C2D and C2Q processors? I acquired a retail intel cooler with my processor purchase and it seems there are several versions depending on of course dual/quad core and perhaps between families (kentsfield, yorkfield, conroe, allendale, etc etc) The chip i have is a...
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    Back from the far reaches of the netherworld...and time for a new PC...advice plz!

    I have been far out of this loop for far too long...just scumming by on homebuilt spare parts PCs and random junk i'd throw together. I have "the itch"...you know..."the itch"...to build another PC...something decent and worth my time! I'm not looking for teh uber-1337 pwnzing gaming PC or...
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    Adaptec 3400s - RAID 5 - Questions about status?

    So...my first leap into SCSI seesm to be going exceptionally smooth. the system is a ton more responsive and lag is generally gone from MOST operations (my AIW TV OnDemand causes skipping in feeds when enabled...wierd)...however, something wierd happened yesterday... I came home to an...
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    Disassembly of Macbook for HDD Replacement?

    I normally dont tread here, but im doing a favor for the g/f... her friend has a macbook - 2ghz core duo, 512mb ram, 60gb hdd, etc etc... it seems the HDD took a crap. no boot at all... put in the MAC OS X DVD and it will boot to that, but the Disk Utility sees no hard drive whatsoever...
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    Bit the Bullet - New Laptop

    So, i'm on laptops over 50% of my time now between home and my g/f's...i do have a really nice HTPC with a 19" LCD for a desktop but i cant exactly take that with me. after paying off some credit card debt i decided i'd go laptop shopping and i came home with this: Toshiba Satellite...
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    My first SFFish PC - Soltek Qbic

    finally in its last incarnation after blowing up 3 socket A chips in this thing, 1 BIOS chip, and a multitude of other mishaps...i am very pleased with the end result. would like a more powerful AGP AIW card but wont fuss....broken parts aside i did this system for maybe under 400 bucks...
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    I'm now officially a member of the "Whoops i fried my BIOS" club

    long story short - dont expect a SFF to overclock as well as a desktop also, don't expect said SFF to like corsair XMS to run 2-2-2-5 at 210fsb at 2.5v Oh, and if you see the Award BOOT Block BIOS screen after you reboot when the screen goes black and the system starts beeping, do yourself...
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    [H]ardfarming - what do you guys use/have/want/etc?

    Ok, so i just got back into folding for the [H] (single barton xp @2.4ghz) and i'm thinking i might wanna try my luck at a small farm... i've seen the arc, people using threaded rods, people using punchboard, and a whole bunch of other solutions for mounting thier multiple "blades" - one...
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    Well - It's done and stable

    ...at least i think so... the barton core XP isn't all i had hoped for. .initially when i purchased the chip it was my understanding it would do 2.4ghz on stock cooling at decent voltage... it tops at 2437mhz so far. that's 12x 203fsb - memory timings are 2-3-2-5 and the DIMM's are at...
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    i have the hand of death when it comes to PSU's

    granted they were no name PSU's, but still...i've used them before with no issues in other's rigs... POWMAX 550w psu - dead in 24hrs whatever 450w PSU that was in my new raidmax case - 4 HOURS!! this isn't even counting the sheer number of AT PSUs i've killed over the years, or my other...
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    s939 opterons...what motherboard are you using?

    ...and did you encounter any issues? will they work on ANY 939 board or are they hit or miss? just some questions since i saw a nice overclockable opty s939 and and MSI NEO2 Platinum 939 board in the FS/FT. Also, they run regular ram correct?
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    SATA II RAID PCI-X Cards

    Does anyone know of such a card at a reasonable price point? i really only need 4 channels due to only having space for 4 drives. Addonics makes a card, but i've never heard of them. any opinions? thoughts? suggestions? after my last thread it's been decided to ditch the onboard for something...
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    HD Tach - GA-7DPXDW-P - 4 WD SE 120GB RAID-0 - scores off?

    Now, i just got my 2 extra 120's in the system and setup now in a 4 drive RAID-0 array for (after partitioning & formatting) about 450GB of space...i ran HD Tach to see if much had changed really and my burst score was 75mb/s with an average read of under 20mb/s...random seek a shade above...
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    DVD Rip & Conversion time...slow?

    Now, before anyone says anything, i am doing this on movies that i legally own, i am just sick of swapping discs all the time. I am using a program called DVDx to rip/convert them to DivX .avi files on my hard drive. Now my system is in my sig, and it still takes me slightly less than the length...
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    Flashing GA-7DPXDW-P BIOS

    Ok, so i downloaded a specially prepped BIOS that fellow [H]'er JohnAddison made available to us...question is, how do i flash the BIOS? i've never done this before...I do have the AWDFLASH utility as it was in a bundle with the F6 BIOS i downloaded from gigabyte's site...they also have a batch...
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    Socket A Heatsinks - Which is Best?

    It seems that i might be re-doing my friends case here around christmas time, and we need a good socket A cooling solution. When i say good, i mean it has to be able to handle taking a barton core xp to somewhere between 2.2 and 2.5 quietly...so no tornados allowed. He's all up on the bling...
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    Million Man LAN - Is anyone here attending?

    I just came across the site for this eveent, looked at some pics, did some reading, etc. This sounds downright huge and looks like it'd be a ton of fun to attend. http://www.millionmanlan.com/ I'd like to see if anyone from the [H] is going...maybe we could have a little get together at...
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    Untitled - Fubar's LAN Rig

    Well, this will be now my third attempt at working a case over. The first one was back in the glory days of Slot A and when the Overclocker's Dream cases from AMK Computers were the must have. It had a rather rough fall from glory after a botched attempt to mod a car stereo into the tower. My...
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    Bradford, PA...Anyone close into LANning?

    I'm just tossing up a little check here, and i'm not sure there's anyone or anything real close to me. I've been wanting to game for a long time but there hasn't been anone willing to put together anything in my immediate area...if anyone knows of or has a group that's close...please chime in...
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    Taming the 92mm Tornado...

    i finally got my dually back up & running, but i don't think i can sleep with 2 92mm tornadoes going full bore with the 8 other case fans i have. i need to quiet things down some. I have an antec true control 550 psu that has the fan speed adjustment connected to the 4 120mm fans i have...but...
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    Power Supply Failures - Who's had them and what got taken out with it?

    This is just a little survey. the power supply in my dual rig crapped, so i bought a true control 550. Installed it, and still won't power on...i triple checked everything, so i went through testing everything out and now i think my motherboard's toast. i just wanted to see how likely this is...
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    What PSU for my MP Rig?

    Hello all, it's been a long time since my last post, but alot has happened...the dually rig i built worked seemingly fine, until the powmax power supply took a huge healthy crap. Now i'm hoping it's just the PSU, and not anything else in the box, but i won't know till i order a new one. the...
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    Cutting Noise...Fan Wiring...Some ?'s

    I just got done working on a intermittent overheating problem with my brother's pc (result of dead northbridge fan on his KV-7)...I installed 2 Sunon 80mm fans and one of my old 3Dcool.com 120mm fans and at full power they were way too loud...so i wired them all for 7v by using 5v on GND to the...
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    can't send WU's

    my dually ran into a problem today, it can't send the finished units back...it can download new ones just can't send back results. is there something i can do to fix that? also, i had a gromacs end early on my other box today, which was kinda wierd...i thought i had it stable finally...i'll...
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    Back...kinda...lol

    Well, after having 4 computers around and runnign at home i finally decided to consolidate and finish my dually, which is now folding for your pleasure 24/7...after i get off my ass and fix my tbird i should be back up to 3 computers 24/7...but now that the dually is finished my production has...
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    92 & 120mm fans...HIGHEST flow PERIOD

    i'm in the market for some new fans. Either 92 or 120mm in side...preferably 120...what is the highest flowing fans for those sizes...no compromises...i don't care if it sounds like a mack truck...i just want the highest possible flow...also, could you provide links? thanks guys (and gals)
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    Best Heatsink/Fan Combo for O/C Athlons

    Noise is no object...after my last system with 4 120mm fans, 5 80mm fans, and one of those twin fan drive bay mounted things i'm kinda immune to noise... i simply want to know what is THE BEST heatsink/fan combo for cooling overclocked athlons, PERIOD...no compromises...if it's as loud as an...
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    Overclocking R9200SE

    Probably not worth the effort, but it's all i got right now. i have access to cooling if need be but i need to know what utility would work to overclock this card. Rage3DTweak or whatever that one is doesn't seem to set the speed it always returns to default...what am i missing?
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    Dual Bong Dually - FINALLY FINISHED!!

    after a month of piddlefartin around with this thing i finally managed to get it up and running a couple days ago...i'm currently installing all the benchmarking software so i'll have some of those to post later if anyone is interested. i've had to re-plumb the watercooling 4 times, replace...
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