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    About ready to use Box as target practice / OS Audio issues

    OK..... Have a duplicate thread in "Audio", but this one is visited more often, so forgive the duplicate post. Where the hell to begin.. About a month ago, the audio started to go out on my PC, was running a Titanium HD running through my DAC/AMP (Audio-GD Compass), so I figured what the...
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    About to shank my computer / audio out issues

    OK..... Where the hell to begin.. About a month ago, the audio started to go out on my PC, was running a Titanium HD running through my DAC/AMP (Audio-GD Compass), so I figured what the hell, it's been literally forever, lets upgrade and go from there... Bought a Soundblaster Z, used Revo...
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    Requesting advise re: new tablet suggestions....

    Welp, my beloved Nexus 10 is dying.. specifically the battery and at this point it's also a bit long in the tooth for me to manually swap out. That being said, I'm behind the power curve on new and upcoming tablets so here I be. Preferences: OS: Android (Honestly, just not a fan of apple)...
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    Interested in 'tooning up w. WoT?

    Greetings! I've recently started playing WoT, and honestly, it's really quite fun... 85%+ of the time.... Most of mine are T5-6, with a single T7 TD.. Anybody else interested in 'tooning? Any clans that are nub (but mature) friendly that ya'all can recommend? Game name: Ole_HyperTension
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    Older Dell XPS 7100, curious about options for upgrading..

    Ok, granted it's an older PC, but I figured it would be an ideal "starter" for my son to use. Setup: Phenom x4 945 Stock Memory, Hynex 1.5GB PC3-10600, 240 Pin, 1.5V Mobo & Chipset: 786G SB710 PSU: Craptastic OEM 460W Upgrades so far: HD: Samsung HD502 (Primary OS) & WD 150...
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    Mozilla Firefox downloading files with every opening...

    Just noticed this over the past 3 days... Whenever I open up FF, it automatically downloads these small files.. the latest one is xyOj+KfX... As for type, generic listing as: File, Attributes: A. All of these are less than 1KB in size, pass through both Malware, and Kasperksy Pure (File...
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    Broken IPhone4 screen, offloading pictures / data

    OK... My daughter has an iPhone4, to which she dropped, glass broke and the screen will not power on. It is able to be recognized in iTunes, but due to the fact you can't "trust" it due to the screen being broken, I'm stuck..... Uninstalled all things Apple on my PC, allowed W7 to...
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    Difficulty updating latest drivers for Leveno G580

    Working on my mother-in-law's laptop, a Lenovo G580. Latest driver identified / installed is for the Intel HD 4000, v.10.18.10.3277. When I used the Intel Diver Update Utility, it identifies an update for this, v.10.18.10.3496. I downloaded this, and when I attempted to install it (yes, with...
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    Purchased W7 Pro, any way to incorporate SP1?

    As the title states, I digitally purchased Windows 7 shortly after it was released, and would like to incorporate SP1 into the installation if possible rather than doing it in steps. I have it backed up in .iso format on a separate drive, but would really like to slip it into a new DVD for...
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    Wife introduced her Mom to the internet....

    The title pretty much sums it up. We bought her a Lenovo Thinkpad (against he pleadings for my sanity) and needless-to-say it's been difficult. It came with W8 (not the best OS to start off with, especially when I made the choice to stay on W7) and the pain and angst starts there. Installed...
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    Steam.. and "Failed to Start the Game (Missing Executable)"

    WTFH..... Just started to get this last night, and it's the first time I've ever seen this issue.... So I click the link on steampowered, delete steam/appcache per instructions, set exemptions in Kaspersky then disable it completely, reboot.. and still get it.... Verified file...
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    Trying to improve Wife's PC...

    Sigh... I'm trying to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.... We currently owns a Dell XPS Studio 7100, specs as follows: CPU: 3.0 AMD PHenom II X4 945 MOBO: 780G Memory: Hynix, 3GB (9-9-9-24-1T) Video: AMD 5450 HD: Seagate, 5400rpm, 500GB PSU: Bestec 460W (ATX0460 OS...
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    Spy Software inserted into FF?

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/01/firefox-company-has-hijacked-brand/?intcmp=trending Interesting... Has anybody else heard about this? Granted, I'm not a fan of Fox/CNN/MSNBC etc, etc.... Is this part of a growing trend, or just a sign of things to come? **Update**...
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    Computer Crashing... need advice

    Current PC listed in specs, not overclocked, and I've been getting radom BSOD's over the past 6 months. Started off as maybe once or twice in a month, but now its at least that same weekly... I"m pretty sure it's my SSD thats having issues (was reading that early HyperX SSD had some...
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    New Build, memory not running to spec, defaults to 1333.

    OK.. a buddy of mine is running the following hardware: Asus P8Z77-V LX, running BIOS 15.02 Memory: Kingston Beast 2400, 8Gbx2 PSU: Thermaltake Modular, 750w His memory voltage defaults to 1.5V, and has no ability to boot past BIOS with anything beyond 1333. The mobo/BIOS completely...
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    Yup... another "Time to upgrade?" question...

    I'm currently running 2 EVGA 570s, but the 1.2Gb memory is a bit of an issue with BF3, and the settings I'd like to run it on... I'm also getting some stuttering with TF2 (2fort specifically).. not sure if this is "micro-stuttering" as I've never experienced it before.. but I gotta tell...
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    WTH.. Trialed beta drivers, lost SLI...

    Well, as the title said, I trialed the new beta drivers directly from the nVidia site. Did the normal route to clean old WHQL drivers (uninstall, then CC) and recieved an error on the "installing video drivers" that it was unable to install. Cleaned those off, installed the 285 WHQL drivers...
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    Requesting Setup up on sorta-ghetto audio setup...

    Ok, I found out that with children... one needs to limit buttons that light up at night. This resulted in taking down my 5.1 setup (started in 03, HK AVR-520, Bose (yes, yes... I found out the hard way) 710x2, 301x2 and VCS-10, combined with my Velodyne CHT-10. About 3 years ago, I realized...
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    More Aproporiate Sound Card Question...

    This will be a duplicate thread posted in "General Hardware". I'll send off a request for it to be closed being how it's a bit more appropriate here (especially given the experience level that frequents here). :o Building new system, EVGA Z68FTW, i7 2600, Kingston HyperX 120 (main), and 240...
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    Duh moment with new build / sound card...

    Building new system, EVGA Z68FTW, i7 2600, Kingston HyperX 120 (main), and 240 (games) with using previous EVGA 570.... Just noticed something..... wtf do I do with my previous sound card (CL Elite Pro -> Audio GD Compass via SPDIF). I can't use the single PCI-E x1 due to existing...
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    Dead PC - Hopefully PSU related, reqest advise...

    Well, after returning home from a RN assignment, I come to fine my PC powered down. No big deal, there were a couple of storms previously, and I had called to make sure there were no issues. Won't power up with pushing power button.... OK... Lights on mobo on, I turn it off, unplug it for a...
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    Returned home... Dead PC?

    Well, after returning home from a RN assignment, I come to fine my PC powered down. No big deal, there were a couple of storms previously, and I had called to make sure there were no issues. Won't power up with pushing power button.... OK... Lights on mobo on, I turn it off, unplug it...
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    Help with multiple inputs on a ZR24w

    Sigh.... Really like this monitor, first transition from a CRT and it has been a great transition for everything 'net / gaming related. Ran into my first issue with this. I have an LG670 for a player but my TV (RIP beloved LG LED LCD....) became a bit damp due to 2 y/o and apple juice...
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    Power Cord for Speakers Question...

    Moving, and found my "lost" set of Bose 701 Speakers... I know, I know.... It was my first time moving on from stock TV sound... I have everything except the power cord, and I can't seem to find a suggestion or replacement outside of Bose themselves, and I'd rather not do that to be honest...
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    Stab me in the eye... Another LCD recommendation request

    currently use an SGI 22"CRT for gaming. Besides the fact that one can develop a strained testicle with moving (far better than my old FW900... but still), I'm noticing the colors are becoming more washed out. Primary Purpose: Gaming (FPS, some SC,C&C) and movies (some 720p mostly 1080p .mkv...
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    Any issues BIOS flashing Visiontek?

    Looking at upgrading from my 285gts. BB has them for $320, only carrying only Visiontek brand. Any issues with flashing those cards to the 6970? Any info will be greatly appreciated!
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    Motherboard replacement for Parents POS Dell

    Alrighty... Parents have a Dell 4600 3.06, with 512 memory (Intel 865G graphics controller). I have a A8N32-SLI with 7800GT card I can replace it with (Have Opty 185, 4gig DDR, etc, etc, etc.) Will all of that fit into the case? **Not at home so I can take measurements, hence the lazy...
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    Curious... do I even need to use a sound card?

    As the title states, I'm wondering if it's really necessary to continue to use my Elite Pro sound card? I have the Audio-GD Compass connected to that from SPDIF. Primary purpose is gaming/music/movies, and I personally don't thing that having the X-Fi is really worth anything at this stage...
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    .mkv software to rip to be compatable to DVD

    I own a Harman Kardon DVD 25 (sigh, the days of being single.......) and would like to burn some of the movies I own back to DVD so that I can play them for the kids (too young for pr0n, sorry) Files to encode will be either .wmv, ,mkv, or .mts. Brief Specs: # DVD # Media Type CD-RW , DVD+R ...
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    Pending Incredible Delivery.. Looking for advise....

    Well, this is my first foray into the world of smartphones (current one is Motorola MOTO Z6c). Granted, I'm going to let this charge up as I have read, but what next?? Any and all advise is more than welcome.
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    8800GTS 640 for Physix?

    Whats your opinion of using my 8800GTS 640 for PhysiX? Currently using a 285 for primary card. The GTS is an A3 core, and I've got it BIOS overclocks to essentially Ultra speeds (stable for months now).
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    BF2:BC and Logitech 3D Extreme

    Curious.. I can bind any function with the exception of the throttle (won't take at all). Any advise out there?
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    Need some help on network security (Home)

    Agh.. where to begin..... My daughter has her computer (8years old) and I've been using KIS 2010, (always updated), with parental controls enabled (child) and FF with WOT, and there has not been any issues. Until last week. Short story, she became click happy via google (usually searches...
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    Computer Dropping from Wireless Network driving me insane!

    Need some help guys, I'm about ready to scream! My daughters PC consistently drops out of the wireless network. There is no pattern that I can find, and I really can't figure out how to keep it connected on a perm. basis. I'm hardwired to the router, vs. my daughter which is wireless...
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    Requesting some higher end audio advice...

    Alrighty, thanks to Head-Fi, I've moved from on board sound, to an Elite Pro... then to DT770 Pros, decided that the sound was still a bit hallow and added an HeadRoom Micro Amp. Recently, I transitioned from VBR MP3 to FLAC (wow.. what the hell was I thinking all those years!?!?!?!)...
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    Several questions regarding DAC's, EAX, Vista, and Sound

    Alrighty... I am the new and proud owner of an Audio-GD Compass, (and still waiting on my Denon AH-D7000's) to upgrade from my current set of an X-Fi Elite Pro, Headroom Mini-Amp, and DT770 Pro's. Since connecting my GD to the Elite Pro via Optical, I've noticed several things. 1) Sound...
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    Is EAX support in Vista necessary now?

    Curious.. I was reading over at Head-fi, and I've come across several posts from individuals stating that they have transitioned from an X-Fi card to an external DAC / DAC + amp and have actually enjoyed "better sound" while gaming (granted, you need to have alchemy). By no means do I...
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    Opinion on new sound setup (FLAC, Gaming)

    My current setup is a X-Fi Elite Pro, to a Headroom Mini Amp to DT770 (250). Im looking to "up the ante" on my audio setup, and need an opinion on the following: Selling my Elite Pro, and going to an X-Fi Titanium (to maintain EAX in gaming,and I want to use the optical out in the back of the...
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    Want to upgrade my sound, and still retain EAX.... Advice requested

    Slowly sinking into higher grade sound solutions. Currently have an X-Fi Elite Pro to a Headroom Micro Amp. I am really thinking about upgrading to the Compass DAC + Headamp. If I choose to do so, can I just run if directly from my sound card to the Compass, bypassing external box, and if I...
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    Upgrade from XP to Vista 64, Elite Pro Volume not working

    New transition from XP 32-bit to Vista 64-bit, and really enjoying it so far. However have found some iissues regarding my Elite Pro. Unable to install using the original CD drivers. The only way I can get it to work is if I force it to under XP SP2, then install the lastest drivers...
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