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  1. mikeohara

    Problem with Desktop

    Hey all, I've been having problems with my desktop hard locking on Windows 10 Pro. I can load into a game and play for any time I want, but if I need to open say Chrome or Waterfox; it'll hardlock within 15 minutes and I have to force a reset. I was using a GeForce GTX 960 (see signature), but...
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    Issues with 3gb GTX 580

    My wife has a Zotac 3gb GTX 580 in her PC (she inherited it when I got my 680 DCII TOP from Asus) and in the past day or so. She's been experiencing some odd issues with her card while playing WoW (she saw artifacting last night while playing) and has been experiencing delays while doing her...
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    Help Me Pick A New Video Card

    I currently have a Zotac GeForce GTX 580 3gb card, and I'm looking to upgrade to current-gen graphics technology (i.e. 7970/680 cards). I have a budget of $600 to spend on the card according to my wife (note, I said single card) and have my eye currently on both the MSI Twin Frozr 680 (out of...
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    Issue With Sapphire Motherboard

    I don't know where to put this (and if it's in the wrong place, please put it in the proper subforum), but I've grown increasingly frustrated with Sapphire and their support. My Pure Black 990FX board (which my wife won for me at the last GamExperience event) has caused me nothing but grief...
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    Sapphire 990FX Black Owners - Need Your Help

    I'm a noobie somewhat to AMD overclocking, but I got my hands on a Sapphire 990FX Black mobo for free courtesy of my wife winning one at the GamExperience, and I'm trying to get my O/C stable. I've had it as high as 4.4ghz and it boots into Windows just fine, but my system will hardlock every...
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    Looking For Input - Sandy Bridge Build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? Gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1500, Tax and shipping included 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Live in the U.S., I live in...
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    Looking for a cooler for my 3GB GTX 580

    As the title says, I'm looking for a aftermarket cooler to replace my stock cooling on my GTX 580. It's a Zotac branded GPU, and I'm guessing it's a reference design. Without resorting to watercooling, is there an aftermarket cooler that I can use with my card? Thanks in advance!
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    Need Input on Sandy Bridge build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming with occasional music listening 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1500 before Taxes and Shipping 3) Where do you live? Texas 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget...
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    Want to build my wife a photoshop rig

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Photoshop with World of Warcraft 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $2000 excluding tax/shipping (as the iMac she's been wanting is around this range) 3) Where do you live? Naples, TX (can have...
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    CPU Cooler Clearance Suggestion

    I just upgraded from a old Core 2 Duo based system to what I currently have in my signature. I'm looking at the Noctua NH-C12P as the replacement for the stock Intel HSF and wanted to know if it'll fit inside my Lanbox Lite. The dimensions of the cooler are 114 x 126 x 152 mm with the 120mm fan...
  11. mikeohara

    SFF Upgrade Question (Video Card Related)

    Forgive me if this is in the wrong forum, and if it is please feel free to move it to it's proper forum. Now that's out of the way, I'm planning on doing a system overhaul of my Lanbox Lite and one of the things I'm looking at overhauling is my 9600GT (I'm contemplating putting a 4870X2 in...
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    Need Some Help With Memory Issue

    I just purchased a 4gb set of Corsair XMS2 DHX memory (the set number for the memory is Twin2X4096-6400C5DHX) and I loaded these into my motherboard (which is listed below in my signature) and they worked fine for about 8 hours ... then, the problems began. I couldn't get anywhere without having...
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    My New Computer Build (Comments and Suggestions Welcome)

    I've gotten around to pricing up my next system which I will build in the next month or so. I put my budget at around $1500 for the computer itself (I have a seperate budget for the monitor) Case: CHENMING CMUI-601AEB-W - $61.50 Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe - $166 Power Supply...
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    SwiftTech MCX462-V Heatsink - $34.95 @ PerformancePCs (Possibly Warm)

    There seems to be a good deal @ Performance-PCs.com on the highly popular Swiftech MCX462-V Heatsink (for socket A applications). Normal price is $50, but for the time being it's being sold for $34.95 w/o a fan, but either a 80mm or 92mm fan can be added for a additional charge. (Also NO...
  15. mikeohara

    Video Card Advice

    I have a $250 allotment for a video card upgrade and I figure I will replace my 9600 Pro with a 9600XT but have a general question ... the 9600XT I'm looking at through Newegg is a refurbished card (and I know the general rule of YMMV) but I'm curious to hear people's experiences about Newegg...
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    9800XT (or will it fit and not take up too much power in a SFF)

    I've currently got a Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb card in my system listed below in my sig and am gonna upgrade several components in the system over the next 30 days, anyways, the subject is just that ... I'm curious as to if anyone has gotten a 9800XT working in a SFF (Shuttle, Biostar, etc) without...
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