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    Long editorials on front page news

    I've noticed a few news posts on the main page are pretty much editorials now. Not sure I like these long-winded posts now, but was curious what other [H] readers thought. Personally, I like when the front page news items are short and sweet, and one could hop into the forums for more insight...
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    Choosing displays on Geforce GTX 560 Ti

    I have an nVidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti video card plugged into an ASUS Z77V-LK motherboard, and am trying to figure out how to tell the video card which is my primary display. Right now, I have my ASUS monitor plugged into one of the DVI ports (the one furthest from the mini-HDMI output), and I...
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    Wireless-N router/adapters

    I know that most of you probably use gigabit (wired) networking for your computers, but I don't have an easy way to do that where I'm at. As such, I'm considering upgrading my old 802.11g network to a dual-band 802.11n one. I'll be using two desktops (one being an HTPC), and two laptops...
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    Network issue on ASUS P6T SE (Win7)

    I have an ASUS P6T SE motherboard, and am running Windows 7 64-bit. The issue I'm running into is related to the network card. Sometimes when I boot up, it tells me there is no network cable connected... or when it does try to connect, it will connect at 10mbps. Usually I can eventually...
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    Video Card Upgrade - 9800GX2 or 4870

    I currently have an ATI Radeon 3870X2 video card, and am looking to upgrade it. Right now, I can snag either a Radeon 4870 or an nVidia 9800GX2 for $300, and I'm debating on which one I want to use. Here's how I see it: If I bought a single 4870 now, I could always add a second one later...
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    Northbridge Cooling (ASUS Maximus Formula)

    I currently have an ASUS Maximus Formula (non-SE) motherboard, and am looking for a better way to cool the Northbridge. Running at a 333MHz bus speed, the Northbridge averages around 45 degrees or so, and when I bumped it up to 400MHz, it hit 70 degrees in the BIOS. I've heard that ASUS...
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    Scrambled BIOS

    I have an ABit AT8-32X motherboard, and recently I noticed the BIOS started becoming scrambled. I can't pinpoint the exact time this happened, but it was sometime after I upgraded from an IDE to a SATA DVD-Writer. Basically, some menu items would appear garbled with weird text (kind of like a...
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    Saitek Eclipse II - sticky spacebar

    I've had my Saitek Eclipse II keyboard for a few weeks now, and I'm noticing the space bar seems to be sticking a lot when I press it on the left hand side. I've tried removing it and re-seating it with no success. I did also notice there's a metal pin inside -- I was wondering if someone...
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    Athlon x2 4200 temps/CPU fan speeds

    Now that I've got my temperature monitoring needs met, I've decided to start looking at what my newly-purchased system can do. I currently have the AMD Athlon x2 4200+ with its stock cooler, and am using an ABit AT8 mainboard (the Radeon Xpress 3200-chipset board). Idling I've seen my...
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    Looking for a good temperature monitoring app

    I've built my first desktop rig in a few years, and was wondering what people use for temperature monitoring. I've remember a program called Motherboard Monitor (MBM) back when I had a desktop before, but was curious what's out there now. Here's what I have: AMD Athlon64 x2 4200+ CPU...
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    Logitech Z-680's & Dolby Digital

    I currently have the Logitech Z-680 speakers, and I can't seem to figure out how to get a Dolby Digital source to work through the optical port. I'm using a PS2 as the DVD player until I can get my HTPC built. Even playing a 5.1 source, the only Effects I can select from on the Z-680's are...
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    Looking for analog video capturing solution

    I'm looking for a good analog video capturing solution for my father, and don't really know what to look for. The main things he'd be doing would be to capture the video, edit out segments, and add an audio track -- and of course burning the final project to DVD. What would you guys...
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    Dell Axim x30 or x50v... Which one?

    I'm curious if anyone here has used either the Dell Axim X30 PocketPC, or the x50v. If so, what are your opinions of it? (I'm looking to get one of these two handhelds in the next few days, and can't seem to make up my mind -- would the VGA display be worth a bit of extra cash, or would the...
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    Benefits to external flash units

    I just recently picked up the Konica Minolta Dimage A200 digicam, and noticed it has a hot-shoe for an external flash. My question is, what benefits would I get if I were to purchase an additional flash unit? On a potentially related note, is there a way to get good macro shots using a...
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    Audigy 2 ZS Notebook driver CD

    I've misplaced my driver CD for the Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Notebook sound card, and was wondering if there is any way to get the drivers and/or Creative software (the driver control panel, specifically) without having this CD. (Sorry to the mods if I'm not allowed to ask this -- but I...
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    Need video card suggestion

    Well, I'm going to be building my new computer system within the next month or two, and I've pretty much settled on what I'm getting -- with one major exception: the video card. Being that my current system (a laptop) uses the Mobility Radeon 9600, you can tell I'm a little outdated when it...
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    Took some nature pics.

    Well I was out to Bragg Creek Alberta and decided to take a bunch of photos while I was there. Here's a sample of the better pics
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    Do high-speed CF cards make a difference?

    Well I've pretty much settled on the Canon Powershot A95 digicam, but have a question regarding Compactflash memory cards........ Does the speed of the card make a huge difference in terms of how quickly the camera can write to it? I know Lexar makes some 40x and 80x cards, but is it worth...
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    Looking for a good 5-megapixel digicam

    Well I've decided to retire my Olympus C-740UZ camera, since I don't really use the 10x zoom, and it's just too big to carry around all the time. I've taken a brief look at the Canon Powershot A-series cameras and really like the design, but haven't used the A95 yet. Reviews say it's a good...
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    Computer not recognizing Plextor DVD-Writer in external enclosure

    I just picked up the Plextor PX-712A DVD-Writer, along with a 5 1/4" external USB 2.0 enclosure (IDE-to-USB 2.0). The trouble is, I can't seem to get the computer to ackknowledge the Plextor is there. I tried swapping the Liteon 48x CD-Writer I have with the Plextor, and the Liteon worked...
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    AOpen 1557GL or Sager 4080

    Well, I'm officialy torn between two laptops now, and figured you guys could help me out. Basically, I'm torn between getting the Sager 4080 laptop, or custom-building a notebook using the AOpen 1557 chassis as a base. Configuration: Sager 4080 15" SXGA+ LCD (High Contrast/Glossy)...
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    PowerPro C 3:16 - Any users here?

    I'm looking to buy my first laptop, and a few people recommended checking out PowerNotebooks.com. After doing so, I noticed they have one that seems to suit me fairly well -- that being the PowerPro C 3:16. I don't need a top-end laptop (3GHz, Mobility 9600 Pro, etc), which is why the...
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