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    4870x2: frustrating vsync problem?

    I've had a 4870x2 since the card launched, and my experience has been almost entirely positive. However, there is one bizarre problem that I have experienced in several games while using this card that is just getting to be too frustrating to ignore any more. The problem is somewhat...
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    Looking for a sleek, potent 15" laptop; any suggestions?

    I'm in the market for a sleek, stylish, powerful 15" laptop. I want something that is built solidly, has at least average mobility (regarding weight and battery life), and that looks as good as it performs. It doesn't have to be in the uber-gaming or desktop replacement category, but I don't...
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    Win 7: Customizing folder options for individual folders

    Is there any way to set folder options differently for individual folders? I'm the type of person who likes having hidden files shown, but that has become more trouble than it's worth in Win7. For example, I like having hidden files shown in any of my Program Files folders as well as in...
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    Calender desktop gadget for W7 that can sync with Google Calender?

    I'm looking for a simple calender app that can sync with Google Calender. I'd like it to be in desktop widget form. You would think that Windows would come with a Gadget that does this, but the first-party Microsoft calender app is as bare-bones and featureless as they come and the best 3rd...
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    4870x2 and 1080p monitor: some games refuse to play in 1080p; always in 1080i?

    So I've been having this problem for a while now in a few games, notably Far Cry 2 and World in Conflict. I'll start the game, and I get a ton of interlacing and the game looks like garbage. Going into the in-game settings and trying to force it to 60hz refresh rate does nothing; it still...
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    HDD 'goes dormant' and has to reinitialize when not being accessed?

    I have 2 HDD's in my system, 1TB and 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1's. The 1tb is my main drive and the 750gb is my media storge drive where I keep all movies, music, and anything I want to save/archive. When the 750gb hasn't had any files accessed for a bit, it seems to go into a sleep mode...
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    Random case of image burn-in...any way to fix it?

    So I've been using a Westinghouse LVM-37w3 for well over 2 years now, and it's never missed a beat. I use it for general computing, computer/console gaming, movie watching, and at one time TV watching. I've left the damn thing on staring at the same images for hours, possibly days on many many...
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    Looking to set up a virtual machine; where do I start?

    So I recently built a new rig running Vista HP 64 (see sig) and absolutely love the computer and OS. The only downside is that there are a handful of apps I rely on that won't play nice with Vista, 64-bit OS's, or both. I was considering installing XP Pro 32 on a 320gb hdd that I've got laying...
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    4870x2: Crashing whenever I launch a game

    I've had my 4870x2 for 5 days now, and everything was fantastic up until last night. For some reason, whenever I start a game (been trying Crysis and Spore as that's all I have installed right now), I get a bunch of crazy artifacting patterns, followed by a crash and reset (sometimes BSOD...
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    e8500 - 8-10c difference between cores, is this bad?

    I'm finally getting around to beginning the process of overclocking my new e8500-based rig. Today I started getting baseline readings on temp and such so I know where I'm starting off, and I noticed that core 0 runs up to 10 degrees C hotter than core 1 under load from Intel Burn Test...
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    Should my 4870x2 be idling at 84c with 201% gpu activity?

    So I just built a new rig with a 4870x2 and 2 displays yesterday, and I'm seeing some very strange figures in CCC depending on which display I have selected in CCC. Here's a pic showing the 4 possible combination's of the "Graphics Adapter" and "Select GPU to Configure" drop-down menus in CCC...
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    So I think I bought the wrong SKU of Vista...what are my options?

    So I'm building a new computer, and I really want to run Vista Home Premium 64-bit. What I bought was this: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 English NA Upgrade DVD - Retail (I have an old XP license that I would be upgrading). I was under the impression that all Vista DVDs came...
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    Setting up a "community" computer, have some questions

    So I'm moving into a house with some friends in a week (finally no more dorms...). I'm building a new rig this weekend, and I plan to take my current box and put it in the living room connected to our 42" HDTV and let everyone use it as a "community computer". The following will be filled with...
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    Upgrading display cables, have a question on DVI standards

    I use a Westinghouse LVM-37w3 37" 1080p screen as my main monitor and a 19" Viewsonic as my secondary monitor. I've been using a DVI-D single link cable for the 37", and a VGA cable with the 19". For the longest time, I have noticed that the 37" has way better color definition than the 19"...
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    Sweet, I got a PS3. ...now what?

    So I finally picked up a PS3 and some games. Other than games...what can I do with it? Sony has been toting this thing as a transcendental entertainment/computing nexus that "oh yeah...it also plays games too, if you really want to use it for that". So here I am, staring at my XMB main...
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    First build in 3+ years, need final evaluation/input

    So I've spent the past month combing the [H] forums and other sites trying to piece together the best PC I could for a given amount of money, and I think I'm finally done. Parts: Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590 Lots of airflow, tasteful design, roomy interior. More fan mounting...
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    Lost as to which P45 motherboard to get

    I hate to make another "which motherboard?" thread, but even after reading tons of threads here, I'm still lost. I'm building a new system in a month or so, and the motherboard is my biggest question mark so far. Here is what I plan on putting in the system as of right now: Intel Core 2...
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    Trying to increase the longevity of my 939 system

    So I'm running a pretty old 939 system right now, and it's in pretty shoddy shape. My chip is anAMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual-Core Processor running at completely stock speeds. It's using the stock heatsink with a random 80mm case fan I found...
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    Multiple monitor setups with multi-GPU (CF and CF-on-a-card)

    So while sifting through the 4870 x2 reviews and fantisizing about my upcoming system, I stumbled upon some blurbs about multiple GPU setups not working too well with multiple monitor setups. Can anyone shed some light on this? I can't remember which review mentioned it, but they said that...
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    4870 prices just went up?

    I've been watching 4870 prices fairly closely for the past few weeks, and today Newegg seems to have just raised the prices on all (or nearly all) of their cards. Most of them could be had for around 280$, but right now everything is at least 305$ with the exception of the Sapphire version...
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    How does this build look?

    So I'm rebuilding my system after about 2 - 2.5 years of running this same old box. It's really hard getting back into the hardware game after so long; the nvidia video card model designations alone are enough to make those with a weak constitution soil themselves and flee in terror :| After...
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    ATI HDTV Wonder vs. TV Wonder 650

    I'm building something of a HTPC, and I need to get an HDTV tuner because my Westinghouse LVM-37W3 doesn't have one built in. I've done a lot of looking through forums but couldn't find the answers I needed, so sorry if this has been asked before. I need help deciding between the ATI HDTV...
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    Getting console game audio through 5.1 computer speakers.

    I just got an X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card (with the I/O bay box) and Logitech z5500 speakers. I'm getting a Westinghouse LVM-37W3 that will serve as my computer monitor and TV, and I plan to play video games on it (xBox and PS2 for now, PS3 and 360 later) and I want to get my console sound through...
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    Need help setting up and configuring my new sound card/speakers.

    I just got my Logitech z-5500 5.1 system and Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card. It's a big step up from my old Creative Inspire 5200 system and onboard 5.1 audio. But with this big upgrade comes the realization that I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to computer audio. Can someone...
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    Searching for the perfect display, need some guidance.

    I posted something similar to this over at anandtech, but more general. I got great info over there, and I thought I had found just what I was looking for in the Sharp Aquos LC-32GP1U LCDTV. However, upon further digging around the [H]ard forums and then over at avsforum, I learned about a...
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