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    Amazon and Seagate customer service are terrible.

    I don't know if this is the place to vent about all this but I thought some of you might like to hear my terrible experience. I bought 2x Seagate expansion 8tb drives from Amazon. They were sold and shipped by Amazon. I received the drives and hooked them up to my desktop only to find that one...
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    Split USB type C?

    I have a question that I've been unable to find the answer to. I have an old Seeburg SCD-1 jukebox and I mounted an Asus Zenpad Z8 to the front of it. It uses Bluetooth to stream music to the jukebox and works very well. Right now the charge cable is plugged in all the time. I'd like to split...
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    Z-5500 issue

    I use my z-5500's at work and they are amazing. The other day I used the speakers normally and it seemed like a normal day. I shut the system off at lunch and when I came back this is what I got... When I turn the system on with no input this is what...
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    Minecraft Server

    I started a Minecraft server today. Looking to get a few players to join in on the fun. The server is a survival map on version 1.4.6 and online-mode is false. The IP is
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    Orignal Xbox through DVD player to HDMI monitor?

    I've searched the net and googled for a while but have had no luck finding anything on this. Most of the posts I've found relating to this in any way have been with a 360. I have an original XBOX and an ASUS VH236 Monitor. I would like to play some old xbox games such as Phantasy Star and use it...
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    Pin Mod to OC socket AM2?

    I have a Biostar NF61-S socket AM2 motherboard paired with a 4600+. I'm not new to overclocking as you can see from my sig but this rig refuses to do so. I tried OC'ing to 205mhz ( from the stock 200mhz ) and it'll eventually BSOD or just lock up. My question for you is, is there a pin mod to OC...
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    Divx Plus Converter Freezing?

    Hi everyone I'm trying to use Divx Plus Converter to convert my ripped dvd's to a usable file. I've tried converting to 1080p and 720p but no matter what I try it seems to get stuck at 97% and not move. Processor usage drops to 0 also. Does anyone know why this is or know of a free program...
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    Use Xbox console on monitors VGA input?

    I have an ASUS VH236H and it has HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs. I would like to use my original Xbox console on it to play a couple old school games every now and again. I was wondering if this would work for what I want to do...
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    Is this HDD any good?

    I'm in need of some extra storage for movies and music. I have been looking on newegg for a cheap drive and came across this one I was just wondering if this drive would make a good storage drive? Anyone here have one that can tell...
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    2x USB shut off when I get to windows?

    I have a rig with a Biostar NF61-S socket AM2 with a x2 4600+. This computer works perfectly with no stability issues or anything of that sort. The computer has 4 rear USB ports, however, 2 of them shut off during the last second of the windows loading screen. I have tried reinstalling all...
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    Biostar NF61-S voltage problem??

    I have a Biostar NF61-S socket AM2 motherboard with 2gb of DDR667 and an AMD X2 4600+ Windsor core processor. I am trying to achieve maximum OC with only 1.225v (setting in Bios). When I set the voltage it seems to be fine in the bios. The bios reports the voltage at 1.21 but as soon as I get...
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    65" Mitsubishi WS-65513 Broken! :(

    I hope this is the right section to post this in. I do use this for my PC as well as my 360. I have a Mitsubishi WS-65513 CRT Projection TV. When I plug it in it immediately starts flashing the green timing light. I could also hear a faint clicking noise about the same pace as the light...
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    MSI 785GTM-E45 Undervolt?

    Hi guys :D I've been posting quite a bit about this new rig and I hope I'm not bothering anyone. Since I built this new rig my GF has done nothing but b**** about how hot it makes the room. I would love to be able to undervolt the CPU if at all possible but this seems like it's not able to...
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    Undervolting GPU...

    I built the rig in my sig a few weeks ago and have been very pleased with everything. The only flaw in it that I've found is that the GPU can and does get very hot. It will exceed 90c while gaming. These temps are with the computer outside of the case. Has anyone here had any success...
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    How to adjust automatic fan control?

    I recently got a Zotac 8800gtx and this thing is a beast! The only problem is that the temps scare me. It can get in the upper 90's running Fallout 3 maxed out. Here's what I did to fix that. I removed the card from the system Took off the plastic shroud and fan Mounted a 92x38mm fan to the...
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    New system 3dmark score seems low

    I just built a new system that has the following MSI 785gtm-e45 mobo Athlon X2 240 8800gtx 640gb WD caviar blue 4gb G.Skill DDR2 1000mhz I put it all together and fired it up and it runs good but my 3dmark scores seem low. I tested 3dmark 01 and 3dmark 05 01 says I score 26,694...
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    New computer... not top end parts... feedback?

    I'm upgrading the rig in my sig. I have an 8800gtx and 4gb of PC-1000 coming in the mail ( traded stuff ) so I obviously need to upgrade my motherboard and processor. I found what I think would work well for me while staying in my $200 budget. Here's what I have in my cart. Motherboard...
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    Can't set max resolution on CM823F

    I have a Hitachi CM823F 21" CRT Monitor. According to the manufacturers specs I should have a maximum resolution of 2048x1536 @ 75hz. In my display settings the highest resolution I have is 1856x1392. Anyone know how I can fix this?
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    Any mods for a HD2400 Pro?

    I have an ATI HD2400 Pro that has a passive heatsink that covers the gpu and ram. I mounted ( doesn't fit well but works ) a 120mm fan to is and it now idles around 38c and loads at 42-43c. I was wondering if there are any mods for this to help increase performance. I know this card will never...
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    Omnitech flexible and waterproof keyboard.

    So staples was having a sale on all kinds of back to school stuff so i headed down there. I picked up a few odds and ends. When i was done shopping i was on my way to the checkout when i saw this keyboard rolled up in a little cylinder for only $10. Since I already needed a new keyboard ( my...
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    8400gs... major video errors

    Okay so a friend of mine shipped me this 8400gs for free! Since I am currently using onboard video I figure this has to be better. I plug it into my PCI-E slot and use a DVI-M adaptor ( what it says on package ) to knock the DVI down to VGA for my 21" CRT. I thought all was going well until I...
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    P4 better than my sempron?

    I have a AMD Sempron 3400+ socket AM2 processor, biostar motherboard, and 2gb DDR2 667mhz ram. A friend of mine is shipping me ( lives a couple states away ) a Pentium 4 530 ( 3.0ghz 1mb cache 800mhz and HT ), a dell motherboard, and HD2400 pro. He claims the motherboard can be jumpered to...
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    God what have I done?

    I sold my computer yesterday because I needed the money. I am now using an old Dell Optiplex GX1 with a P2 450mhz and 192mb PC100 SDRAM and this thing makes you want to shoot yourself.... it's hella slow. I have my nice quad speed creative cd-rom drive :D lol this thing is bad. I'm trying to...
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    Guitar Hero 3 Song Pack?

    I bought Guitar Hero 3 for PC not too long ago and was wondering if there is a song pack out yet for the pc? I looked on Yahoo!, searched here, and even on other forums but I couldn't find anything. Does anyone on here know if there is or isn't one?
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    some games are going way too fast

    I've just installed GTA:SA and NFS:MW and both games are going faster than they should. On need for speed it says I'm getting about 40fps but the game is going too fast to even control. On Grand theft auto san andreas I'm just getting about 50-60fps and my guy runs 100mph lol everything is...
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    Upgrading with only $200 and can't decide please help.

    I have saved a bit of money up and would like to make my current computer a little more game worthy. Right now it can't play Dirt, NFS: Pro Street, Crysis or other new games because it's very processor limited. The video card isn't that great but does good enough for now. Here are current system...
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    Software Raid?

    I have a couple old 40gb IDE HDDs and was wondering if a software raid would improve performance or is it just a waste of time? The software RAID I'm talking about is the one that come with windows unless someone can show me toward a better one. These old 40gb are slow but I could use the extra...
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    MSI K9VGM-V won't OC with SATA drive?

    I have a MSI K9VGM-V AM2 motherboard that I bought just because it was cheap. When I first got it the first thing I did was make sure it was stable. I then OC'd it to 232 which is the max and it booted and ran stable fine ( IDE drive ). My old drive was only a 40GB so I upgraded it. I put...
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    Super Cooler A/C in a box

    Last night I thought of putting the cold side of an A/C inside a sealed box which would also have the computer itself stored in it. The results turned out pretty good and I thought I'd share this with you guys. The box was made of wood since I already had it and the screws to hold it together...
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    8600gt blue or white screen when oc'd

    Hi guys, I have built a new computer about 2months ago and have just recently started overclocking the video card. I've run NTune, ATITool, and RivaTuner to overclock this video card but each of them yeilds the same result. Every time I overclock this video card no matter how much I get either a...
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    MSI 8600GT OC Volt Mod?

    I have a MSI NX8600GT OC with the copper heatsink on it. I was looking at a pencil mod page but mine was different than the inno3d card. I was wondering if anyone here could tell me a way to mod mine? Right now it's at 650mhz core and 860mhz ram. Here is my card...
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    57" Hitachi 57F59J

    I just got the Hitachi 57F59J 57" DLP television that I'll be using for my computer mainly but also for my friends PS3. I was just wondering if any of you have had any good or bad experiences with this TV? I haven't really got to use it yet except for with my PS2 because I need to buy an HDMI cable.
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    X-fi Xtreme Music not working with BF2

    I just recently bought my X-fi Xtreme Music sound card and this thing is great. The only problem with it is it doesn't seem to work with BF2. When I start up BF2 it screeches and crackles. I can't figure out the problem. I've tried searching, BF2 X-Fi, Battlefield 2 X-Fi but nothing finds...
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    My computer.... what should I upgrade first?

    I need speed and to be able to play games at high res ( 1600x1200 ) with decent settings. I would like to know what would be the thing to upgrade first to get the largest speed increase in games. Motherboard: MSI K9VGM-V AM2 Processor: AMD Sempron 64 3400+ Manila 1.8GHz 256KB L2 Cache Socket...
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    Starting a business... slowly and need your help, please

    I am 18 and am going to try to start my own custom computer building and computer repair shop since there isn't a computer repair place within 30mins of here I thought it might be a good business to start. I am in need of a logo. I have tried to photoshop my own but I've failed tons... I can't...
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    New computer build for gaming

    Hi, My name is Jordan and I'm new to I have been out of the computer loop for a while now and am now starting to get back into it. I was wondering if you guys here can tell me if I did a decent job with this build or not. Right now it's not too late to make changes and I don't...