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    Best Value 2TB NVMe PCI 3.0 SSD?

    I need a 2TB NVMe SSD to replace my main drive. I'd like it to have a high probability of lasting at least 5 years. Mostly business use, some gaming but nothing serious where the speed difference matters. Occasionally copying large files of about 5GB between drives, but waiting an extra few...
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    Help finding compatible ECC RAM for B450M-A

    Hi All, I have an Asus Prime B450M-A mobo w/ a Ryzen 3600. I'd really like to run ECC memory, but I'm having trouble finding 16GB sticks that are compatible. Ideally I'd like 2x16GB of ECC, with the option to upgrade to 4x16GB ECC. Currently I'm using 1x16GB of CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4...
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    Netflix HD and 1080p mkv on an Athlon 64 3800+ X2 or any Socket 939

    Has anyone successfully ran Netflix in HD on a socket 939 setup? I have an Athlon 64 3800+ X2 and it handles 720p video just fine if dxva is enabled, but when it comes to Netflix HD it just stutters till no end. It usually cannot do 1080p reliably either, though some content will play fine and...
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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is officially the worlds most powerful smartphone Using Geekbench: Samsung Galaxy S III - 1765 iPhone 5 - 1587 Sorry to rain on the other thread's parade
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    Which TenKeyLess Mechanical Keyboard?

    Requirements: Cherry MX Blue EliteKeyboard Leopold Otaku TenKeyLess - $109 Cooler Master SGK-4000-GKCL1-US Storm - $75 Filco Majestouch-2 TenKeyLess - $178 I'm leaning towards the Leopold. Has anyone been able to experience the Leopold as well as the Cooler Master? The Cooler Master...
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    Radeon 5450 resolution keeps reverting to 720x480!

    This is driving me nuts. I have a freshly installed Windows XP on a system that is serving as my HTPC. Sapphire Radeon 5450 using HDMI to a 42" Panasonic 720p Plasma Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe 2GB DDR RAM 120GB HDD I typically set the resolution to 1280x720. If I open...
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    Netgear GS108 vs Fry's FR-8PTGSW 8-port Gigabit Switch

    Does anyone have any information about this Fry's 8 port gigabit switch? The Fry's FR-8PTGSW Eight (8) 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ports Supports Auto-Negotiation for 10/100/1000Mbps and duplex mode Supports Auto-MDI/MDI-X for each port Supports Full/Half duplex transfer mode for...
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    Crossfire: 4850X2 + 4870

    I currently have a Sapphire Radeon 4850X2. Playing BF3....not so happy. I can barely play on Medium settings. Looking at eBay, I could get a 4870 used for around $50. Would it be able to run Crossfire with my 4850X2? Would hoping for a 20% fps increase be a reasonable expectation?
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    Raid 1 False Failure?

    I setup Raid 1 for one of my setups a while back. I turn it on today and the RAID controller gives a warning during boot up saying it's critical and one hdd is either disconnected or failed. So I disconnect the second drive and boot to Windows. Then I plug in the second and disconnect the...
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    Help with .NET Framework Initialization Error on Windows 7 64 Bit

    I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate. All updates are installed. NOD32 is my AV. I cannot run any programs that use .NET 4. For example, the Unigine Heaven Benchmark: Any .NET program I run gives me the same error: .NET Framework Initialization Error...
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    $150 for reliable SSD

    I need to reinstall Windows. So I figured now is a better time than any to get an SSD to put Windows on and leave my other drive for media. Reliability is most important. Speed is also important, but I doubt I will see much real world difference between these. 64GB Crucial M4 64GB Samsung...
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    Help finding drivers for Mobility X700!

    I formatted my Acer Ferrari 4006WLMi and I'm having trouble finding drivers for the Radeon Mobility X700 GPU. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I've checked Acer's site, all they have are drivers for XP 32/64. They won't install(says no supported hardware found). I've tried uninstalling...
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    Really slow internet on Mac OS X

    I'm running a WRT54G with Tomato and WPA encryption. I'm using the best channel I can as well. I have three computers in my place...and both my Windows 7 laptop and desktop work perfectly well with the network. However, the Macbook is really slow. I'm talking seconds for a simple Google...
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    Tomato on WRT54GL killing upload!

    I have a WRT54GL running Tomato v1.23. If I connect a computer directly to the modem, I get 15 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. If I connect a computer to the router wired or wifi, I get 11 Mbps down and 0.22 Mbps up. I'm running WPA2 and no one else is on my network What gives? Should I go...
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    $250 Budget - Which Monitor?

    I have a $250 budget and have been searching for a new monitor for quite some time now. Cheaper is better, I would rather spend $150 if possible. For $250, are there are non TN panel LCDs? Are they all pretty much the same in pq? I'm hoping to get a 24" monitor but would rather get a 21"...
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    Which RAID do I need?

    I'm thinking about running RAID, but I'm not sure what I need. I want improved performance and data security. What will my setup look like? I currently have a single WD Caviar Black 640GB WD6401AALS and would buy more as needed. Full system specs in sig.
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    23" ASUS VH236H - Yay or Nay?

    Newegg has a deal on the ASUS VH236H. It ends in 7 hours. It looks to be a great monitor, what do you all think? It's 1080p, has HDMI, claims a 20,000:1 contrast(which is bs I know...), has speakers(minor perk for me). The only downside is that I'm sure it's a TN Panel judging by the...
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    New Computer Keeps Freezing

    My new desktop keeps freezing, randomly. First everything freezes except for the mouse, then after a few seconds the mouse will freeze as well. The build is in my sig. Running Vista x64, I'm not sure where to begin. I'm not overclocked at all. My temps stay below 50 C when idle, normally...
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    Best $100 Wireless Card?

    I have up to $100 to spend on a wireless card, although I rather spend much less. My main issue is reliability. I've noticed that wireless network gear in general can be finicky for no real reasons. To make things worse, there are no less than 10 networks that pass through my apartment. I...
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    Internal Card Reader + Bluetooth

    I'm having trouble finding an internal card reader(SD is all I need) that also has built in bluetooth. I noticed Dell offers this when you build a computer through them, but I can't seem to find something similar. I also need more USB if I could find a card reader that could read...
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    Most Reliable $100 Wireless Card?

    I have up to $100 to spend on a wireless card, although I rather spend much less. My main issue is reliability. I've noticed that wireless network gear in general can be finicky for no real reasons. I want to buy a card, slap it in, install the drivers, and forget about it. What card will...
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    Where do you buy your parts?

    Don't recommend Newegg. Their prices have gone up a bit and they're no longer always the cheapest. So, what store do you go to for computer parts these days?
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    Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima - What Else Would I Need?

    The Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima kit comes with: * Apogee GTZ water-block * MCR220 radiator * MCP655-B 12 Volts DC pump * MCRES-Micro Revision 2 reservoir * MCB120 "Radbox" radiator mounting * MCW60 VGA cooling kit * MCW30 chipset water-block I've priced...
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    How does this setup look?

    Any last minute comments/suggestions or things you'ld do differently? I'm probably going to place this today. AMD Phenom II X4 920 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler ASUS M3A78-T SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB COOLER MASTER 690 Arctic...
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    Budget Case better than CM 690?

    I need a budget case...I'm thinking about the CM 690. I've pretty much ruled out the Antec Nine Hundred. I want to keep it under $100. Anything else I should consider? I'm probably going to be running a Radeon 4850 X2(might run two one day) and a Phenom II X4 920.
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    Laptop won't boot - BIOS not ACPI compliant

    I have an Acer Ferrari 4006WLMi running Windows Vista Ultimate. I'm pretty sure I did a clean install when upgrading to Vista as I had a beta version before that. I was simply listening to music when all of a sudden I got a BSOD saying: A problem has been detected and Windows has been...