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  1. Unknown-One

    NVMe on PCIe 4x slot provided by DMI 2.0 - Anyone tried this?

    Has anyone tried slapping a modern NVMe SSD into a PCIe 4x slot that's provided by the chipset via DMI 2.0? In theory, a good SSD is enough to totally saturate DMI 2.0 all on its own, and there are other devices sharing that bandwidth. I'm curious if the chipset will prioritize certain devices...
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    Windows Phone 8.1 rollout starts today!

    Keep an eye out, your phone should be notifying you of the update soon. Anyone with a Lumia handset will also be getting new device firmware to go along with the OS update, enabling new hardware features (improved camera software, 5.1 surround recording for videos, updated Dolby Headphone /...
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    Did I get a bad H55?

    Against my better judgement I went ahead and tried another AiO water cooler. Was really hoping the H55 "quiet edition" would be decent, but it seems to have all the usual problems. The pump in the H55 is now the loudest thing in the entire room. It buzzes constantly and is audible, inside a...
  4. Unknown-One

    Mag-lev keyboard

    Thought you guys might want to see this: http://www.cnet.com/news/darfons-super-thin-maglev-keyboard-will-make-notebooks-even-slimmer/ I'd be interested in a desktop version of this. If they can really modulate the magnetic fields that suspend the keys in real-time, this type of keyboard...
  5. Unknown-One

    Android RDP client with auto-reconnect?

    I'm hoping there's a quick and easy answer to this... Anyone know of an RDP client for Android that supports automatically retrying dropped connections? Bonus points if it also supports automatically connecting to a preset server on when the app is started. We have some Windows-powered digital...
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    Windows Phone 8.1 Preview Now Avaiable!

    Hope you're all registered to receive the update early, because it's now live! :D Just open up Settings > Phone Update > Check for Update. My Lumia 920 just finished installing 8.1, took about 40 minutes. Time to try out all the new features (like Cortana)!
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    Modifying the EVGA ACX cooler

    Figured this mod was worth mentioning here, as I'm rather pleased with the results. This all started because of a bad run of ACX coolers that all had whiny fans. You can read about my trip through RMA-hell right over here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1801784 Supplies needed for this...
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    Channelwood Poster Reproduction

    So, its been about 20 years since the iconic Channelwood Age poster was originally printed as a promotional item for the original MYST, and the things have become exceedingly rare. Nothing but expired ebay listings await you if you're looking to buy one these days. Even damaged posters have gone...
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    What's going on with EVGA RMA?

    Here's the timeline so far: 1. I bought an ACX cooler directly from EVGA, installed it on my GTX 780, found out the fan has issues at specific RPMs. 2. RMA that cooler. 3. Replacement arrives, and it's worse in every way. Grinding noises at all low speeds. 4. RMA that cooler. 5. Replacement...
  10. Unknown-One

    Newegg links auto-reidrected to "malicious" URL?

    Firewall at my office pulls this up every time I click on a newegg link on HardForum Should I be worried about this?
  11. Unknown-One

    ITX Home Server

    My previous file server was a hodge-podge of parts and hardware collected over the years, and I wanted to do a refresh "done right" from the ground up. Parts list: Case - Fractal Design Node 304 Mobo - Asus P8H77-I CPU - Intel Core i3 3245 RAM - 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 HDD - 3x Western Digital...
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    Trouble finding a mechanical keyboard...

    Sooooo... I'm looking for a keyboard with the following: Cherry MX Brown Costar stabilizers Blue LED backlight Media keys (dedicated or by Fn key) Full 104 key layout Plain black casing (no weird indents or rivets or patterns) Normal Windows keys Is there anything that fits the bill? So far...
  13. Unknown-One

    Printers deployed via Group Policy are unservicable

    We've caused ourselves a bit of hell recently with deployed printers. We initially deployed a new batch of printers using the "User Configuration\Windows Settings\Deployed Printers" section of group policy. Well, turns out, that deploys the printers so that they're owned by the local system...
  14. Unknown-One

    Lync Phone Edition clients pull down cert

    Figured I'd ask this question here since I'm running into a bit of a wall. We have a Microsoft Lync deployment comprised of two Standard Edition front end servers (with failover configured) behind an edge server and a 3rd party reverse proxy. Local clients work, remote clients work, mobile...
  15. Unknown-One

    Heatsink Compatability Question

    Trying to figure out the largest / quietest heatsink I can get away with. I currently have: - Asus P8Z68V-Pro/GEN3 motherboard - Four sticks of Corsair Vengeance RAM - Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink The Xigmatek works because it's thin enough that, even with the fan mounted, it doesn't...
  16. Unknown-One

    Anyone solved Eyefinity screen tearing yet?

    Still dealing with that annoying problem where one screen has a fixed horizontal tear that becomes apparent whenever something moves. I've heard some people have managed to fix it, I'm curious how... My current configuration is as follows: - Radeon HD 6970 with Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 - Three...
  17. Unknown-One

    Quiet 1 to 2 TB drive?

    So, I've been rocking a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB drive for a while now, and while the performance is pretty good, the noise that the drive produces (even when it's just idle) is becoming an annoyance. This one hard disk is the single loudest component in the entire computer. I've even...
  18. Unknown-One

    12.6 or 12.8 + Space Marine = flickering

    Anyone else experiencing horrible flickering in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine with 12.6 and 12.8? The flickering goes away if you enable V-Sync, but that causes weird performance issues (like nerfing the rate of fire on the heavy bolter). This may only effect eyefinity display...
  19. Unknown-One

    Lumia 800 takes Finland by storm

    Just saw this article posted, I'm absolutely astonished at such quick turn-around time: http://wmpoweruser.com/idc-nokias-market-share-in-finland-is-on-the-rise-on-the-back-of-windows-phone-hits-41/ Nokia has taken the top-spot in their home country. Here's the breakdown for Finland: 41%: Nokia...
  20. Unknown-One

    Eratic performance from C300 64GB SSD

    Any ideas what might be causing this horrendous performance graph? The drive in question is a Crucial C300 (64gb version) with firmware revision 006 The blue line should be completely flat, hovering around the 355 MB/s mark. As you can see, it's pretty far from that... Drive is plugged into...
  21. Unknown-One

    Windows 7 update bootloader

    Upgraded from a BIOS-based motherboard to a UEFI based motherboard, kept the same install of Windows 7. Everything is working fine, but I have one nagging annoyance... Windows 7 is still using the old bootloader for BIOS-based systems, which I imagine doesn't help start-up times. Is there any...
  22. Unknown-One

    Corsair TX750 fan rattle and RMA craziness

    This is getting a bit ridiculous... the fan in my Corsair TX750 power supply has picked up an annoying rattle, so I went ahead and got an advanced replacement from Corsair. Unbox the shiny new TX750 v2... fan rattles worse than my old TX750 v1. Call up Corsair again and explain the problem...
  23. Unknown-One

    [WP7] Root certificate management for Stock ROMs

    Heathcliff75 has just released WP7 Root Tools 0.9, which allows users control over root certificates on stock Windows Phone 7 ROMs. You can hand out full root access on an app-by-app basis for homebrew applications that need it. Before this was released, the only way to get root access on WP7...
  24. Unknown-One

    Lumia 900 is now AT&T's exclusive Company-Use Phone

    You read that right. The Lumia 900 is now AT&T's company-use phone. What does that mean exactly? AT&T provides their employees with certain company-use phone models for free; formerly this included the iPhone and some Android handsets. Seems those are off the table, and the Lumia 900 will...
  25. Unknown-One

    Windows 8 low-spec laptop installation issue

    I've been trying out Windows 8 on my HP Touchsmart TM2 (convertible laptop/tablet) and loving it, but I kinda want to see how it handles itself on a very low-spec system. Pulled out one of my oldest laptops and attempted to give it a go. Machine is an HP Pavilion ze4805us. Specs: Athlon XP-M...
  26. Unknown-One

    Voltage problem on Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3

    Something seems to be very wrong with the voltage control on the P8Z68-V/GEN3. No matter what I do in the UEFI, when I boot into Windows, the voltage is WAY higher than I set. I currently have the UEFI set to 1.125v and the voltage is showing up as 1.35v in Windows. Am I missing something...
  27. Unknown-One

    Which one out of these boards?

    Looking to get a nice Z68 motherboard (P67 would also work, I don't care about integrated video). Are any of these particularly stand-out choices? My current top-pick: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Runners up: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 EVGA Z68 SLI 130-SB-E685-KR And a P67 version of the ASRock...
  28. Unknown-One

    DLNA problem after cloning OS

    So, here's how I managed to end up in my current situation... 1. Built two identical media center PC's 2. Installed and configured Windows on one of them. 3. Cloned the hard disk in the configured system to the blank system. 4. Changed the product key on the cloned system so it's unique...
  29. Unknown-One

    Today is Mango day for Windows Phone 7

    Surprised nobody has made a thread about this yet... Microsoft just threw the switch, carriers have the green light to distribute Mango (Windows phone 7.5). Even AT&T, who was among the last to distribute the previous update, has said that the update will begin rolling out to devices from...
  30. Unknown-One

    "Most Android vendors lost their Linux distribution rights"

    This doesn't sound good... The full blog post is rather in-depth and well worth a read. You can find that here: http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/08/most-android-vendors-lost-their-linux.html As if there weren't already enough lawsuits and federal investigations being thrown at Google and...
  31. Unknown-One

    Windows Phone 7: Code Name Mango has gone RTM

    Source: Windows Team Blog Post Build number for the final version of Mango appears to be 7720, which is 59 builds newer than Mango Beta 2 (7661), and a full 330 builds newer than NoDo (7390). Looks like we're just waiting on carriers to push the update, at this point :D
  32. Unknown-One

    Windows Phone 7: March Update Rolling Out

    Surprised nobody has posted about this yet. Microsoft has officially rolled out the March update for WP7 (Build 7390). This is the big update that adds "copy and paste" Full changelog for this update: - Copy/paste support. - Large speed improvements (memory management tweaks). - Better...
  33. Unknown-One

    Quick-switch between Extended Desktop and Surround?

    The original post that kicked this thread off around 6 years ago... Since then, Nvidia has implemented a rudimentary hotkey system... unfortunately, it doesn't work correctly. The built-in Nvidia shortcut keys only allow toggling between Surround and single-monitor modes, when they should...
  34. Unknown-One

    Forceware 260.99 still killing cards?

    I commented on this issue a while back, but it looks like it still hasn't been resolved. The drivers are completely disabling my GTX260's fan at random (usually after resuming from sleep or hibernation). Months without being resolved...It's like Nvidia is intentionally trying to kill off old...
  35. Unknown-One

    ATi + Dawn of War 2 = BSoD

    Has anyone been able to get Dawn of War II to run correctly on a recent driver? The game wouldn't start at all on 10.10e, and now 10.12a runs it but eventually causes a BSoD (cause is listed as an ATI dll of some sort). I can go all the way back to 10.4a and it'll run just fine for hours and...
  36. Unknown-One

    Xonar DX + Sennheiser 595.

    So, I just ordered an Asus Xonar DX and a set of Sennheiser HD 595's to go with it. I'm coming from an Audigy 2 which I've only ever used with speakers, so this is a pretty big upgrade for me :D This is my first foray into anything even approaching high-end audio, and I'm understandably a bit...
  37. Unknown-One

    The AMD Driver Bug Thread

    I figured it would be nice to have a list of (non game-specific) major driver issues, as well as their associated workarounds. It took me quite a while to hunt down the exact causes and possible solutions for these issues, hopefully someone finds this pre-made compendium useful. If anyone else...
  38. Unknown-One

    Any caveats to using a 2.5" HDD in a desktop?

    I ended up replacing the hard disk in my bedroom media center PC with a spare 2.5" hard disk (Seagate, 320GB, 7200RPM) that I had lying around. This lead to a pretty substantial decrease in heat and noise output from the machine, to the point that I was able to remove the small PC's only intake...
  39. Unknown-One

    Does anything look wrong here?

    Out of the blue (after an ATi video driver BSoD) the file system on the primary partition of this hard disk chewed itself to pieces. Running scandisk fixed enough problems that Windows could boot, but the whole install was basically screwed. I removed the drive and attached it to a working...
  40. Unknown-One

    Forceware 258.96 Cause Overheating

    It appears Forceware version 258.96 has some serious issues regarding automatic fan speed adjustment. They actually brought the fan on my GTX260 to a full stop, causing its temperature to reach 90c. The only thing that brought this silent problem to my attention was reaching behind my case to...
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