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    ESXi to use one VM on an entire HD

    I was hoping someone with more knowledge could tell me how or even if this is possible to do for ESXi 5. I am thinking of purchasing a 64GB SSD for Ubuntu and will be running a MySQL DB on that system, however I want to have this as a VM on my ESXi but give the entire drive to Ubuntu. I...
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    Extreme switch OS

    As the title implies, I have a couple Extreme switches with some old OSes installed on them, they are out of date as the support contract goes but still work great. Does anyone have the latest OS or know, legally, where I could get the latest OS for my Extreme switches? TIA!
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    Asus P8P67 Pro issue - BIOS will not save when turned off!

    This motherboard worked perfectly fine in my Antec 1200 case, just recently I upgraded to a nice Silverstone FT02 case, got everything installed and fired right up. However, now I have a problem when I shut down, my BIOS appears to reset itself and I cannot figure out what else to try to do...
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    Nvidia Surround question (could be also about Eyefinity)

    Trying to google this proves to be a little harder so figured I would ask members here who have these toys. :D Looking to finally upgrade my aging 8800GTs to the 4xx possibly 5xx series cards and using Nvidia Surround. I know that Surround makes three monitors look like one to the OS so it...
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    Overkill for a gaming rig?

    I pretty much always have my headphones on and 90% of the time it is for gaming as the title states, sometimes movies or music but not to often with headphones. I have been looking on this forum and at head-fi.org for a good sound setup for headphones and gone through various DACs such as...
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    SLI causing flicker when watching videos

    Running Windows 7 Pro which is fully updated, latest Nvidia drivers as well so I know it's not those. However I go in to Nvidia Control Panel and under 3D Settings is Manage 3D Settings, well for SLI performance mode if I leave it to "NVIDIA recommended" then I am not actually using SLI in...
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    Q6600 upgrade to a Q9550?

    So after looking around and trying to find some recent posts I have decided to ask this question on an upgrade. As my sig states I have a Q6600 @ 3.2GHz however I was just looking around and was wondering if solely upgrading my cpu to a Q9550 @ 3.4GHz would be worth it? No photoshop or...
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    Looking to make a bigger splash in to VMs

    So I have used Microsoft Virtual PC and soon discovered VirtualBox which is great as it allows me to run a couple VMs on my system at anytime but recently I was shown ESXi and it is by far one of the best things I have come across in terms in virtualization. This isn't for a company or...
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    S1 Rev. 2 vs HR-03 GT

    Trying to find a better cooler for my 8800GTs as pushing 80-90C during game just isn't cutting it anymore as I want those temps lowered. I have been looking for different coolers but being that I am running SLI plus have an 8600 in the case makes it little room for massive coolers. I found...
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    WD740ADFD vs WD3200AAKS

    By the title I am trying to figure out if I should now use my WD740ADFD as my primary drive, (C:) for Vista and various programs as games are kept on another drive or just fleabay the drive since I just got a recertified today. I was thinking of moving the 320 in to my WHS build or just get...
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    Don't think my TPQ-850 is cutting it anymore!

    Starting around last week, my system start locking up where the sound would just studder until I hit the reset switch, even then sometimes it wouldn't come up right away and I had to turn it off for a minute. Other times it would freeze for a second then come back freeze and do this repeatedly...
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    Could my new GP TB drives be dying?

    I have 3 - 1 TB WD green drives hooked up to a PCI 4 port sata card, just something simple, cheap and they are running as JBOD. Well I can transfer things to the drive with no problems at all, I went to copy something off tonight and the drive just crawls! It was under 500mb and it took it...
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    New to SFF and looking for advice on a setup...

    New to this section of the forums and been just poking around, reading new and old posts and trying to configure a new computer for my mom. Mainly it is just web browsing, e-mails, some documents and the now and then movie previews. Nothing intensive in terms of graphics or raw horsepower, I...
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    Raptor gone bad?

    I have a first gen raptor 74gb and I am thinking of using it for Virtual PC hard drives as it's faster and can handle more I/O requests, originally I was just going to use it as my OS drive and call it good. However, when I tried to install Vista x64 on to it, it installed ok but then during...
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    Need some help with Sonicwall and VoIP

    I need some expert help when it comes to our firewall/router, the company I work at is using a ShoreTel phone system with a Sonicwall Pro VPN Router. Well I have not had to much hands on with Sonicwall as the actual person who set it up is more or less not in the office now so my boss asked me...
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    Matrox TripleHead2Go questions

    Can the Matrox TripleHead2Go work with SLI or Crossfire or do you take a hit in FPS, or is it even possible to say run a game on one monitor while still running a desktop on the other two monitors? :confused:
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    SLI + Single Video Card? Help!

    I feel like I can do this without any problems and I wasn't sure if this should be motherboard or video card forum so please move it if need be. My questions is I currently run a 780i so 3 - pci-e 2.0 slots but only have 2 - 8800 gt's in SLI currently, would it be possible to grab an 8600 gt...
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    evga 780i and Corsair XMS 4gb

    As the title states, I have an evga 780i mobo and a Q6600 processor in it, the ram I am using right now is Corsair XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DHX sticks. I have been able to clock it up to 3Ghz with no problems, the second I try to take it to 3.2 Ghz, I get a long beep before the computer restarts...
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    Best method, IDE or SATA for boot drive?

    Buliding a new server and my current server has a raptor 36gb as the boot drive, great drive no problems at all with it but I have it plugged directly on to the mobo. However I am looking at using a P3 mobo for my next build and all it has is IDE. Now if I go with the raptor on the P3 mobo...
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    430w or 500w PSU?

    I want to move my server from being 11 - 250s down to just 5 - 1TB hard drives, plus possibly another 3 sata drives as well, I currently have an Antec True 430watt PSU but the efficiency is about 68% or less. :eek: I was looking at the Earthwatts 500 since its 80+ efficiency but a 500 or even...
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    Vista SP1 and SLI or possibly Crossfire

    Maybe something else flipped off my SLI but when I went in to nVidias system performance program, it showed that my dual 8800gts were just operating individually not in SLI mode. Easy enough to flip back over to SLI but just wondeirng if I am the only one or anyone else with SLI or possibly...
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    SP2 works or FUBAR?

    I know Vista SP1 (thanks digital exhaust!) just came out today and some people still are not getting it via Windows Update but I am wondering, of those that have downloaded the service pack. Did it go smooth as butter or did it just jack up your system?
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    Pentium III + 3ware 9500s + GP 1TB RE2 drives...?

    Well as the title suggest, I actually got this computer for free from someone, they said it wasn't working and they were going to toss it less I wanted it. I figured why not, so I took it and ripped it apart; found out that just the PSU in this tiny computer was shot. Hooked it up to my 450watt...
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    Sonicwall VPN

    My office is wanting to set up a router-to-router VPN for some new remote offices; we use shoretel and the phone systems work, you are able to log on to the servers from the remote sites. However, to get to servers it is via IP currently, how would I go and set it up so that it resolves the...
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    Q6600 and DDR2-800 worth it?

    Everything I have been reading and I hope I understand it right now with Q6600 and DDR2 is that it is best to have it in a 1:1 sync for the fastest to operate. My question is simple, is it really worth getting DDR2-800 for the quad? I plan to OC it but inorder to get 1:1 that means I would...
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    74gb Raptors, toss or no?

    Currently looking to not upgrade but just a flat out new system, since my old one is still running agp, ddr etc etc. I do however have the first gen raptors, 74gb and had them in raid 0 for almost 3yrs with no glitches, issues or BSODs during that time. I decided to take them out out of RAID 0...
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    Worth the wait or no?

    I am not in to staying on the bleeding edge of computers and upgrading every week when a new toy comes out. :rolleyes: However I am looking to replace my old p4 3.2ghz, 1 gb ddr, x850xt aiw agp system with a q6600, 4gb ddr2 and a 8800gtx either bfg or evga. I know the 9x00 series is coming out...
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    Laptop hard drive, running out of ideas, need help!

    So I have this old HP zt1135 laptop that my girlfriends mom wanted me to look at, she thinks she has yet another virus cause it's the only computer in the house and she has a son who lets just say is discovering girls. Anyways, I run it through several virus/malware/spyware scanners and come up...
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    Debating on upgrading raptors...

    I am currently running an old P4 3.0 GHz computer, agp vid card etc all from early 2000, currently looking to upgrade to a new C2D, PCI-E vid card all new toys. Well I am debating on whether or not I should upgrade my hard drives too, I am running the first gen raptors 74gb in RAID 0 and have...
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    Cable running question...

    Not sure how much grief I will get for asking this question but I am unable to run wires in the ceiling as it is a rental, so that makes walls out of the question as well. What I am wanting to do is run some CAT5e cables under our base board heating (link if you don't know what they are...
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    What is an old drive worth?

    I am looking to sell probably all 10 of my WD2500JD drives and maybe an old 3ware 9500s 4LP PCI-X card as well. Any idea what I could get for these? All run perfectly fine and they are all under warranty with the first one ending 3/12/2008. I want to e-bay them, preferable in just one big...
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    3ware to Areca, is it worth it?

    I am currently running two (2) 3ware cards in PCI-X, a 9500s - 12 port and a 9500s - 8 port. Lately I have been looking at Acreca and their 24 port SATA II card and I am trying to decide even though my mobo can only do 64-bit/66mhz for the PCI-X and the Areca is 64-bit/133mhz. Is it worth the...
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    AP and 3 computers...simple

    I have been searching high and low and this forum and cannot find the post, so I am going to ask again. Sorry! :( Basically, I have 3 desktops that I want to have on the internet, but I need a wireless access point to do this, are there routers that, without flashing, can act as wireless...
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    A TB+ of data and looking for cheap, reliable backup!

    Trying to figure out a way, if there is one, to back up almost 1.5 TB of data cheaply and reliably. Tape drives look nice but each tape uncompressed (don't trust compression) is roughly 200gb, so that is a lot of tapes.:( If I went hard drives I might as well have a mirror machine. Any...
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