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    Used MSI OC Genie, now the throttle is stuck

    On my new MSI board I enabled their OC Genie, which put me at 4.0 for my 4670K - right about where I wanted it. Problem is, now the ratio never throttles down at idle, so it's always running at 100x40. CPU-Z still has my multiplier listed as (8-40), it just never leaves x40, even when the...
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    Mounting video cards vertically

    I just purchased a SilverStone FT03 in where the video cards are mounted vertically. I was wondering if this caused any issues on cards with heat pipes - if the vertical orientation prohibited the conduction of the liquid. Any tests ran on this?
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    How is PowerColor? Looking at the 6850.

    So I'm ready to purchase a 6850 and I have been eying both the new Sapphire Toxic and the PowerColor PCS+ one. Both the exact same price with the same overclocks. Now, I've always been a huge fan of the Sapphire Vapor-X/Toxic cards - beefy overclocks with dead silent cooling. But I'm not that...
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    Recommend overclock software

    Just picked up an EVGA 460, and it's been awhile since I've ran Nvidia. Unfortunately the Nvidia drivers are pretty bare bones and don't offer any performance adjustments. What do you guys recommend for doing this? Something simple would be preferable. I remember back in the day running...
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    Video editing - Vegas Movie Studio 9 or Premiere Elements 8?

    Just purchased a camcorder for home movies, baby, vacations, etc... and was just wondering which software would be best for basic editing. Looking for something with ease of use, but at the same time giving me room to learn and grow. I use Photoshop and Bridge a lot for photography, so I have...
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    CPU upgrade - video encoding

    So I recently purchased a camcorder for home movies and expect to start getting into some video encoding, and I figure now is the time I finally get into a quad-core. My planned software is Adobe Premiere Elements 8. I'm currently running a Wolfdale E8400 at 3.6Ghz. What I would like to...
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    Looking for an explorative, rpg space game - Eve, X3,... something else?

    So lately I've really been in the mood to play a deep, strategy, rpg'ish space game - one with decent to good graphics so I can get the gorgeous space vistas and cool looking ships. I know space games don't get the most attention in the pc gaming world, but I was wondering if anybody out there...
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    Proper grill for an intake fan....?

    Hola, I recently installed a 120mm intake fan on my side panel. Before doing this I purchased a Radgrillz cover for the guard - not really it's intended purpose, but after redrilling the holes to fit fan screws, it looked the part. Once the build was complete is when I noticed the...
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    Lian Li black side panel availability - no perforation

    I purchased a Lian Li PC-60FB from Frozencpu with the intent on adding in a 120mm side fan. When I received the case I was a bit disappointed to find out that the side panel had factory perforated holes in the lower left - as all pictures I've seen of this case did not show. I dremeled my fan...
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    Metal Gear Acid 2 - could use a little advice.

    Yo duders. I've been trying to play through this game - and I'm enjoying it, but since it's a rental and I don't have the manual I'm getting stuck on a few of the game mechanics. Namely Equipment and guns. So there are Use cards and Equip cards. If I upgrade my firearms cards via the Deck...
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    Setting up a fairly basic wired network - need some advice

    Hi, friends. I'm a networking dunce, so I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. Once I finish remodeling our basement, our home network will consist of the following: 2 PC's on our main-floor office, and then 2 video game consoles in the basement. Now, I would also like the...
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    Rock Band 2 - 'free play' the songs without unlocking them?

    I'm going to be borrowing a friends Rock Band 2 this weekend for a party. Is there any way to just free play the songs from the beginning without having to unlock everything via career mode? This is going to be a very casual, laid-back Rock Band session and it would be nice to have a larger...
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    Need headphone recommendation - primarily for gaming and ~$150

    I've been using those Bose Triports ($140) for about the past 3 years now, and I've gone through multiple pairs. Problem is they have shitty build quality and often break or just fall apart. Now the cushioning on my latest pair is falling off, and I'm ready to move on to something else. What I...
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    My take on the 4850 vs 9800GTX+

    Yesterday I installed a 9800GTX+ as a possible replacement for my new 4850 and here are my thoughts below. This is in response to a different conversation, so some of my comments may seem out of context - but I'm sure you'll get the point. ATI. Nvidia. Fight! Alrighty, I received the...
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    Valkyria Chronicles

    I absolutely can not wait for this game. One of my favorite genres is turn-based tactics - and this one really seems to push some boundaries with it's 3rd person action elements. The art style is amazing - although drenched in Japanese-ness (now a word). Even with the virtual tsunami of good...
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    Need help! - 8800GTS, no signal

    Hi friends, having a problem with my video card. I rebuilt my computer tonight and when I put everything back together I forgot to plug in the 6-pin for my 8800GTS. When I booted up I heard this loud shrill emitting from my box. I've never heard such an unholy noise from a computer before. I...
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    Need a gpu recommendation for ~$200

    I've been looking at so many reviews and benchmarks my eyes are starting to glaze over - and I feel like I keep going in circles with my final decision. I'd like to hear some thoughts from you guys..... 1680 resolution I don't tend to use a whole lot of AA. Usually 2xAA if any. Current cpu...
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    PS3 Bluetooth + universal remotes

    I was pretty excited to pull the trigger on a Logitech Harmony universal remote. I love the idea of having just one remote - and better yet one that you can program macro's into. But after a bit of reading I found out that the Harmony remotes are unable to control the PS3 due to it being...
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    Rock Band 2 - question about the drums

    I'm trying to decide between either Rock Band 2 or GH:WT, and for me it comes down to the drums. I have a question as to how the cymbals on the RB 2 set work. Since the cymbals are optional, do they just replicate what a snare pad is already doing? Meaning, if a yellow note is coming down...
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    Samurai Showdown 2 - Xbox live this Wednesday, online play.

    Sweet mother of jesus! The greatest fighting game ever, one in which I've dumped hundreds of dollars into back when arcades were still around, is now coming to Live - complete with online play. Was this already known? If so, why didn't anybody tell me! The soy-blood pumps ever stronger in...
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    Team Fortress 2 - Arena

    Wow! Arena mode is very fun, and it has rejuvenated my interest in the game for now. It seems much more of a skill-based game now - where you always feel like the kills you get, or even just the damage you do (no health packs), all brings your team that much closer to the win. The 1v1 encounters...
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    Naruto Storm - the greatest fighting game you'd never want to admit to playing.

    First things first, I'm a grown man and have never once watched an episode of Naruto, or read any of the comics or played the collectible card game or whatever the hell else it is. But, I was hanging out with some friends this weekend and one of the guys had downloaded the demo just because it...
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    SIREN: Blood Curse

    Wow, did this game ever fly under the radar. It was released a couple weeks back with little to no fanfare, yet it's getting very favorable reviews. Survival horror games are pretty damn fun, so I'm definitely thinking of picking this one up. Has anybody played it? Thoughts? I've heard...
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    Fitty ¢

    I don't know no Fittycent nor do I care about his crappy ass music, but this is still could be the greatest goddamn trailer ever released. http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/52452 But make no mistake, there's absolutely no gameplay footage here. =P
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    Lord Of The Rings Online - current status?

    My friends and I are currently looking for a new RPG to play. After 3+ years of WoW we're pretty well burned out on that. The beta for Conan left me supremely unimpressed. And so now we're looking into LOTRO. It received great reviews upon release and has since had a full year to mature. I'm...
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    Viking: Battle for Asgard

    No love for this game? I finally received it from Gamefly a couple days ago and put about 3 hours into it last night. I must say I was really surprised by how much I like it. Sure it borrows heavily from God Of War - that's okay. And sure it's not perfect and my character sometimes glitches...
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    Death To Spies

    I purchased this game through Steam and have been playing it for the past few nights, so I thought I'd give it a little forum love. If you like slow, methodical games like Hitman or Commandos, then I definitely think you should check out Death To Spies. But this game takes it even a step...
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    Patapon

    The lack of Patapon discussion is disturbing. Anyone pick it up today? I'm going to be trying my luck at Target in a couple hours.
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    Vista - can't find regedit

    I can't seem to open the registry editor in Vista. As per every online instruction I've found, I click on the start button and proceed to type 'regedit' into the search bar. After hitting enter, the reg editor doesn't come up. I just get the search results to a few .reg files and not the regedit...
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    Vista - inserting DVD causes the drive to disappear

    Need some help here, as I'm completely stumped. When I place a burned DVD into my drive, the computer starts to load it for about 10 seconds, and then all of a sudden the entire drive disappears from my drive list. I have to reboot the computer (without the disc in) to get it to recognize the...
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    PSP - need help on converting video

    Hi, friends. I need your help. So I just bought a PSP and I'm trying to figure out how to play my DVD's on it, and I'm completely clueless when it comes to video stuff. My friend directed me to PSP Video 9 as a great converter to get movies from my hard drive to my PSP. But I can't figure...
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    Need Assassins Creed ending - spoiler me!

    Okay, so I'm at the end cinematic of Assassins Creed, but every time I get to a certain part, the game crashes with the "Disc is dirty or damaged" error (it's a rental). I'm not too concerned, because I at least got the achievement for finishing the game, but I'm curious to know how it all ends...
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    Vista - setting default icon size.

    Alright, I got a dumb question. It seems all my directories have different sizes of icons - ranging from small to I'm-blind big. You know how XP had the folder option to where you could set all folder views to match that of our current folder? I can't find such an option in Vista, and it's...
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    Looking for Halo 2 spoilers - full story.

    Let me just start by saying that I think Halo is one of the greatest shooters of all time. I've played through it multiple times. But for whatever reason, I never got around to playing 2. But I recently rented it in anticipation for Halo 3. But I don't know if Halo 2 just isn't as fun as 1...
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    Razer mouse extremely sensitive in game - normal under Windows.

    Hi, friends. Sorry for a new thread about something so dumb, but this problem is driving me insane. Hoping maybe someone here could give me some insight. I made a big post over at Razer Blueprints about it, so I'm just going to quote myself to save typing. My main question to this forum...
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    EVGA - ACS3 or reference cooling?

    So I'm trying to decide which 8800GTS card to buy. As usual I'm looking mainly at EVGA. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with their ACS3 cooling system. It seems to add about an extra $50 onto the price of the respective stock card. Normally what I do is just purchase a Zalman...
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    Quake Wars is gold.

    Well, it finally happened. 6 months ago I was as eager as ever for this game. Now, I'm not so sure. The first beta I played didn't do a whole lot for me. The combat was very laggy and chaotic. I'm still interested in the title, I'll just have to play a demo or something first to see how much...
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    360 Bioshock - random freezes and locks.

    Is anybody else experiencing lock-ups while playing Bioshock? This has been happening to me somewhat frequently, and at worst I end up losing an hour or more of unsaved playtime. It's starting to piss me off. The problem is, I can't tell if it's the actual game, or if it's just my new Core unit...
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    Bioshock - Big Daddy strategies?

    So I'm about 4 hours in right now, and I notice I'm having a hell of a time with the Big Daddies. Meaning, their difficulty seems way out of whack compared to the rest of the games enemies. It usually takes me 4 or 5 lives (not to mention almost all my ammo and med packs) to kill a single Big...
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