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    Looking for a new laptop, roughly $1100

    I'm a big fan of the 15.4" form factor (preferably with a 10-key), and 1920x1080 if possible. I specced out an HP DV6T Quad Edition with an i7 and 1GB Radeon 6770M for around 1030, which so far is the best deal I can find. I'm willing to go a little above that, but not much. I'd like to have...
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    Amount of RAM?

    Hey all, I have a Xeon E3-1230 and it is a great CPU so far. No overclocking unfortunately but it is pushing out a 6900 WU in just about 2 days spot on, (second WU on it, I don't remember the other one, but the time was around the same). This is around the same as my overclocked i7-920...
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    Back to folding!

    I had an i7 920 which I overclocked to around 4GHz and used it to accumulate 1 million points in what seems like no time at all, however it got way to hot, so a while ago I sold my folding box and bought a cheaper low power PC and was happy with it, except lately I got the itch to fold... So a...
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    Upgrading Dell CPU?

    Hello, At work I have a Dimension E521 computer. It's one of the better computers we have at the company, however it is still a dog on some of the tasks I do with it (optical character recognition, dealing with large spreadsheets, and running digital enhancement on photos, etc.). None of...
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    Official Zotac H55-ITX-C-E Thread

    Just got my board, I can't wait to play around with it So far I am using it in Ubuntu 10.04 Linux and everything worked 100% (didn't even have to do a fresh install, which I kind of suspected). I am going to play around with undervolting tonight, since I am only rocking the stock...
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    Trying to find some info/personal input

    I bought a Xeon L3426 that just arrived yesterday (looks like Intel is discontinuing them, because it was a little hard to find in the normal channels, and I saw there's a new 40W version based on 32nm now), and I am looking forward to see what I can do with a 45W quad core in a PC-Q08. My plan...
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    Might be building a new SFF rig finally...

    I've been thinking about it for a while, but it looks like I may finally have the financial means to do so. I have a PC-A05 with i7 hardware inside that I am trying to get rid of. It uses a ton of power, and heats my room up bigtime especially in the summer, so I am looking to build a more...
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    Luck on early upgrades?

    I have Sprint currently and I am having some issues with my phone. I got the Pixi originally and loved it when it worked but the problem was every 2-3 weeks it'd stop working properly and I'd have to return it. So I tried the Pre (bought one cheap off someone) and it's looking like the same...
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    Windows 7 download issues

    Hey all, I have just installed Windows 7 on my desktop and I am noticing a very strange issue. Whenever I try to download something bigger than ~10MB or so, the download almost always fails. I'm 99% sure it is not hardware-related because I had Ubuntu on it this morning and I was able to...
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    Looking to get a new case...

    Hey all, I am thinking about changing cases, my PC-A05N is kind of small for what I am looking to do, and I want to upgrade at some point. I will be keeping my water cooling set up, or maybe changing it around some. Some things I would like in it: I like Lian Li's cases At least 3 5.25"...
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    HD5770 opinions please

    Hey all, I have an XFX GTX260 right now, and the fan is getting rather loud. I think it's because the card just gets somewhat warm in my case (idling at 65C) and that just causes it to ramp up. I see that compared to the GTX260 the HD5770 consumes way less power, and therefore hopefully...
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    FS: Two 8800 Ultras

    PRICE DROP: $175 I have two 8800 Ultras that I bought off of someone in this forum in December. I was planning on folding with them, however some things changed since then and I have been unable to fold much since then. I also had too high temps in my case with that and now I water cooled...
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    Need a new server...

    My Atom Little Falls board failed on me, and for a little while now I had been getting unhappy with it anyway. I recently decided that I want to build a new "little" server that's a little bigger, with enough room for expansion that I won't have to worry about it in the future. Here's...
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    Rampage II Extreme question

    Hey all, I'm working on overclocking my 920 on the R2E, and I noticed something about the LCD poster. When it displays the CPU temperature, it's always 10-20 lower than either Real Temp or Core Temp. Do you know if it's just these programs being inaccurate or if the LCD poster is possibly...
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    Looking for a new board

    Hey all, I had a P6T6 and it took a dump on me, so now I am in the market for a new LGA1366 board. I'll be water cooling my CPU so I'll be looking for a board that is capable of good overclocking. What I am trying to decide is whether I should stick to the P6T6, or perhaps a Rampage II...
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    ASUS P6T6 won't boot....

    I finished my water loop tonight, and it has no leaks (tested running for quite a while), but unfortunately.... something is making my motherboard pissy. It won't boot. There's nothing obviously wrong but I did water cool the whole chipset (bought a northbridge/southbridge water block, and a...
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    Cuts can be somewhat complicated

    I have pretty much everything ready for my water cooling setup, but the problem I have is I have a PC-A05N, which I love, but it is a decidedly cramped case. It also doesn't have 2 120mm fans on top (the only place I can fit such a radiator) so I have to cut the whole. I have the dremel and...
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    Are swiftech's radiator/pumps any good?

    Hey all, I am thinking about getting into water cooling, and have some ideas floating around in my head, I currently have a Lian Li PC-A05N which I love, but the only problem is it's a little cramped for water cooling. I came across Swiftech's radiators with the pump included (it says there's...
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    Fan Selection

    Hey all, I'm thinking about building a new computer, using the Mini P180. I was going to go a lot smaller, but I want to go for overclocking. It'll be a P55 (or X58 not sure) i7, and I'll be using an H50 (or perhaps the CoolIt system that just came out). I'll also be ultimately using...
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    I was hoping to have big numbers right now

    I got 2 8800 Ultras in the mail after a long ordeal with the nation's great postal service, and I am bit again by the house's shoddy wiring. This is a really old house, and extremely hard to run wire in (when I had to run a length of network cable I just ran it under the house and then...
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    360 Controller in Windows

    Hey all, I have a wireless 360 controller laying around and I also have the Microsoft eHome IR receiver. I remember a long time ago, it would detect the 360 controller, but that was in Vista not in 7, and I can't find any evidence that it's even supposed to work with this. I saw that they...
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    Anyone know this about the GPU client?

    Evidently if the GPU client is already running, you don't need a monitor hooked up to that card. I found this out today when I moved my VGA cable from my desktop to my dinky little Atom server because I needed to format a hard drive in it and I was too lazy to shut down my desktop's GPU client...
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    Question on power needs

    I am looking at upgrading the PSU on my desktop for better folding, and here's the specs on what it will be: 1 Core i7 920 (at stock clock speed) ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution 1 nVidia GTX260 2 nVidia 8800 Ultras 3 2GB DIMMs of DDR2-1600 (running at DDR2-1066 right now) 2 hard drives (1 640GB...
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    Electrical question

    I am not so sure this is in the right forum, but I don't know where to put it. I am running into a problem with my house (I am currently living at my grandparents' house) where the wiring is kinda shoddy (for example no plugs are grounded because the house is really old), and when I tried to...
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    Palm Pixi without data?

    Hey all, I'll try to make this short. I ordered a Palm Pixi which Sprint decided to give me for free (which I was pretty happy about and that's why I got it other than the Pre which they weren't going to budge on) and that is going to arrive on Monday. Now, the lady said it will work just...
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    Pixi or Pre?

    I am in the market for a new smart phone and want to stick with Sprint (been happy with their service and their pricing). I like the form factor of the Pixi (how small it is, and I hear the keyboard is better) however there are two problems I see with it. The speed of it and the lack of...
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    Problem with FAH client...

    Hey all. I am using the FAH virtual machine for the -bigadv work units (and am using VMware Player 3). It worked just fine for a while (although it was not actually using -bigadv work units. I just now started trying to use them, however I am now getting an error. Here are the final...
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    Would like to get a new video card sometime in the future

    I really like ATI's 5xxx series, but I heard ATI and folding aren't the best of buddies. I don't remember why but I always remember hearing bad news about it. I would like to buy a coule of the 5770s or perhaps just a 5850 and later on another one too, but I heard that there's a new GPU...
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    Software KVM

    Hey all, I have a PC and an Apple. I am using the Apple as a primary computer mostly these days, and the PC for gaming. I am not sure if this is possible, but I would like to use the Apple to control the PC while gaming. i.e. use my Apple's keyboard and mouse while playing full screen...
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    Damn. I used to really get peeved when people talked about Apples

    But I may have converted.... I bought a Mac Mini today, it's the low end 2.26GHz model, and I got the DisplayPort > DVI adapter as well so that I could use both of my monitors. And the wireless keyboard and the magic mouse. It was slightly weird setting up (took forever to associate with...
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    Thinking about a KVM....

    Hey guys, I have a question. I was thinking about getting a KVM because I want another desktop. I use the desktop I have currently for gaming and video watching, however I want a new computer for photo editing/manipulation, some video work and website design, things like that. I'd prefer to...
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    Looking for some insight on my overclock

    I just got a P6T6 a couple months ago, open box, to replace my broken Biostar motherboard and I am pretty excited to own it. I recently bought some RAM that is compatible with it and then promptly decided to overclock my processor to see what kind of performance I can get with my unmodified...
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    Active Directory help

    Hey all, I am screwing around with Active Directory because I have a free copy of Windows Server 2003 that I got from school and I wanted to see how I can get it working. I have enabled the following roles: File Server (a few simple windows shares) Domain Controller DNS Server DHCP...
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    DV2Z

    Anyone have any personal experience with this? I am thinking about getting a new laptop at some point for school since my current HP is starting to show its age. It's a DV2000 from 3 years ago, and some plastic parts are breaking on it (my fault from taking it apart to fix some other stuff...
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    Open Box

    Hey all, I was having some issues with my Biostar motherboard and I am thinking about just getting rid of it. It gets a little difficult to try and troubleshoot when the computer keeps locking up (no matter what OS I use) and half the time it won't even let me in the BIOS. So, in the...
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    So how crazy of an idea is this...

    I saw the Lian Li PC-A01B today and I really like the look of it. What I was wondering was if anyone here had any experience with the case. I was thinking about transferring my stuff into that case and running that as my rig. Reason why I ask how crazy it is... is because I'd be using an i7...
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    I'm looking for some suggestions...

    Hey all, I have a feeling my motherboard is starting to be defective, and I am not terribly pleased with it anyway. (overclocking results, it takes a lot of voltage to get it stable at 3.8, features, the BIOS sucks, slow booting, etc...) So, I think what I may do, if I can't resolve the...
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    May have a problem.

    Hey guys, I have had this motherboard (Biostar TPower X58) since January, and for the most part it has given me no issues, except for when I tried to do SLI on it. I have two XFX GTX260s and one turned out to be defective. The computer would blue screen or refuse to boot (depending on the...
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    Question about the Corsair H50...

    Is there any information out on this yet? I know it's just a rebranded OEM water cooling block that they use on the Dells and HPs and stuff, I was sorta thinking about using it on my i7 since my Silverstone does not really have the room at all for a proper water cooling setup (and my...
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    Intel Northbridge cooling

    Hey all, I have the Intel D945GCLF2D motherboard (Atom 330 with the 945G chipset) and I was wanting to go fanless and put a better heatsink on both the processor as well as the northbridge. The trick is that both have the clip mounts, rather than push pins, which confuses me, as I am not...
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