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    graphics problems win8.1 9800gtx

    finally figured it out. It was the 3D setting that gets installed when you select all the defaults. thanks for everyones suggestions.
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    graphics problems win8.1 9800gtx

    I tried the last 4 revision from nvidia including the beta drivers.
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    graphics problems win8.1 9800gtx

    Just updated my pc to windows 8.1 and I am having graphic problems. When I launch dota2, everything seems to be normal until i get into the game. While in game the characters are not visible, they are clear mirages or sparkling images. Im on the latest drivers from nvidia. 340.52
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    WIndows XP Retirement Nightmares

    my nightmare? the helpdesk and desktop client support group, pushing ghost cast images over the lan and wan, then come complaining to me that the network is slow. (multi casting over our WAN...FML) Some of our remote sites only have a 5mb connection. Second, using ms sccm to push out full...
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    Good Firewall with 1 Gbps port for under $1k?

    good bang for the buck with a semi easy interface to learn...fortinets...(please Network admins, forgive me since I recommended this) For my house, small offices where I am on a tight tight budget, fortinets give you a fw,ids,ips, webfilter.
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    Top of Rack L2 switch

    refurbs cisco 3750x go about 2k. PM me and I can give you our vendor
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    Firewall Recommendation

    Fortinet, offers some cheap AIO packages for around 1500 bucks.
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    LogMeIn No Longer Free

    this post just ruined my day...FML
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    picked up my A+ this morning, network+ is next

    CBT Nugget is all you will need. That was my first cert I studied for and passed.
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    Would my internet speeds benefit from getting a new modem or router?

    The modem you have is a DOCSIS 2, most cable service now provide DOCSIS 3 modems. My friend pays for a 12mbps down speed service and he was getting around 10 with a docsis 2.0 modem. He upgraded his modem to a sb6121 and got 15 mbps although he pays for a 12mbps service. So it really depends...
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    Switch from AMD to Intel, do I need to reinstall windows?

    quick answer: Yes you can get away without reformatting (not a best practice)
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    Should I use my PCI nic or onboard?

    Your onboard NIC. The pci card is only 100mb while the onboard is a GB
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    Going to college in a couple of years, need some help from you guys.

    heh, Im one test away from my MCITP EA, SA....just real real real lazy to study for it. Instead of taking the upgrade test MCSE to MCITP route I wanted to take each test individually and boy did that killed me for months
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    Rename Activate Directory

    domain.lan is typically what I have used for my few companies. However my current one uses domain.domain2.domain3.com Good thing I dont manage the forest. ;)
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    Help settle a dispute

    Just compromise and do both!
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    Network cable price check

    monoprice is where I order all my cables unless I need it in a crunch ill just go to frys.
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    Going to college in a couple of years, need some help from you guys.

    ....I have a degree in communications...and I am a network engineer working on switches, routers, and firewalls.. My advice is to get your CS degree and while going to school get a job in the tech field and pursue your certifications while on the job.
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    Motorla Sufboard 5101/5100, Extreme lag and disconnection issues

    simple fix for me was: get a new modem. I had spent two weeks trying to track and troubleshoot the issue with my 5101/5201 modems and just got tired loosing access to my home ftp server while I was away. Purchased one of the new Surfboards and haven't had these long disconnects in a while
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    Is CompTIA a+ certification worth it?

    MCSA and MCSE are actually good certifications. I would actually recommend it to everyone. Its actually frustrating to work with other administrators that have absolutely no idea of what best practices are or how a network infrastructure is designed. Im just glad I dont work on servers...
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    Fun day at the office

    wait he whacked at the can of foam spray? am I reading that correctly? lol
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    Configuring SNMPv3

    snmp-server group NETADMIN v3 auth snmp-server user NETADMINUSER NETADMIN v3 auth md5 MYPW123 priv des MYPW123 snmp-server host 192.1.1.1 version 3 auth NETADMINUSER We are using whatsupgold and cisco prime lms (encryption will be changed later, once I get it implemented) Do I need...
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    router recommendation plz!

    I would wait and test out your dir655 before jumping the gun and ordering a new router, unless your on a money spending frenzy. What is your budget?
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    Configuring SNMPv3

    I am trying to configure/update our devices to use SNMPV3. I have no idea on how to get started other than configuring the switches snmp-server group GRP v3 priv snmp-server user USERX GRP v3 auth md5 userxpass1 priv des userxpass1 My understanding is that we were going to need a...
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    Which SFP+ transceiver are you using with Intel 10GbE cards?

    our line cards for our 6509 are using the big bulky x2 cards.
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    SCCM vs. Altiris?

    Look at KACE, Dell bought them out a few years ago but I do love the K-Box. My new company is switching to SCCM, but it does look promising.
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    IT guy says I need a new router

    I picked a refurb one for 15 dollars a few months back, never installed it or anything. I couldnt resist buying it since it was soo dirt cheap. Linksys has made some decent home use routers. I tend to pick up linksys for my friends and family, they tend to be more easy to manage for my end users.
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    Need a New Router (Suggestions?)

    First of all what is your budget? I personally have been eyeing the asus double black diamond for my brother's house.
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    Dealing with none technical IT Managers

    In the most part of my I.T career dealing with managers outside of the I.T dept can be very frustrating. Just wait until you get to Federal/Government work. Managers from other depts almost have more authority and can push for things such as unlimited web traffic; unblock facebook, using...
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    LAN Speed Test

    7200rpm HD and SMBv1 or v2 can contribute to the speed
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    My Linksys router is making a buzzing noise.

    The easiest time consuming solution would be to buy a new router.
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    CompTIA A+ - Worth It?

    CCNA would be a tough one to start out with... let the OP build some confidence first and have him take his N+ and Security + (I really like these two exams)
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    Going for CCNA...'physical' course or online?

    ha, we have similar stories OP. ( Server admin; MCSE, MCITP) I started my position back in September 2011 and never worked on a Cisco switch before. I had HP switch experiences but networking was a new field for me. I took the ICND 2 course to give me a brief over view of Cisco's world of...
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    VLANs for call center - thoughts?

    Ditt0 in an hp world, tagg for voice, untag for data
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    Redesigning switch layout for redundancy.

    We are currently using a topology similar to the picture above. However our distribution are in a VSS pair for each (making it 4 total distribution switches for redundancy) . We are currently in the works of hanging a nexus switch onto our 6500s to house our server farms.
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    CompTIA A+ - Worth It?

    250 per test X 2 is cheap? what about study materials?
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    Managed Desktop Switch

    you can't get your company to buy it? That kind of blows...
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    CompTIA A+ - Worth It?

    Jumping on the band wagon, I personally feel A+ is a useless certification. You'll gain and be forced to learn what they teach you by years of experience. As all IT professionals its safe to assume that we all had our fair share of help desk duties. As I started to move away from help desk/...
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    network card/LAN only connecting at 10mbps

    looks like the old drivers had bad auto negotiation issues
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    What kind of education should my son get for a career in security

    Overall people are saying Knowledge is key, the more you have it cannot hurt.
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