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    older computer does not want to post

    Popped out the mobo and connected it to a new psu and still no sounds and no displays. Looks like it's toast... RIP crappy amd64 mobo ...
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    older computer does not want to post

    Thanks. I'll try it tomorrow and see what happens. This is my dad's old setup and I'm going to give it to my aunt. I've built him a new i7 based computer. I'm sure he'll love it.
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    older computer does not want to post

    My dad's old rig refuses to post. Nothing shows on the screen when its turned on. I've installed a PCI express card and still nothing. Used the reset CMOS pin, nothing. Unplugged the memory, no beeps. Unplugged everything but the power supply, nothing. The computer is fairly old and is...
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    Cambridge Soundworks Bass Cube died ... what to do now?

    I know it has been three years since I posted here regarding this issue. However, I found this thread after my third replacement subwoofer started failing. One thing is for sure, I'll never get a Cambridge Soundworks product again...
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    I have no idea what I'm doing, please assist with my audio build

    Really good information Xonim and GoldenTiger. Thanks a bunch!
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    I have no idea what I'm doing, please assist with my audio build

    Thanks on the replies guys. I've learned some darn good stuff here. One quick question, is there an inexpensive receiver that does not have any fancy features, but just allows me to plug my computer to 5.1 surround and has an HDMI cable to the TV. Something really simple as I don't need...
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    I have no idea what I'm doing, please assist with my audio build

    Hey everyone, I have been using these ancient cambridge soundworks speakers for the past 7 years. Today, the subwoofer died and I'm ready to upgrade. I live in a condo, so I have to be respective of my neighbors, and therefore I don't need anything super bassy for my setup. I have my...
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    These Polks a good deal at $170 shipped?

    What amp/receiver do you use?
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    Looking to buy i7 Laptop

    This thread is relevant to my interest. Did OP get the laptop? If so, did it work out for your needs?
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    Hey everyone, just wanted to post back since I got the monitor. Best $500 I spent. The colors are soooooo crisp and movies look great on it. Heck, I'm writing this from my sofa! Anyway, I got a DVI -> HDMI adapter and a HDMI cable. Both from random sellers on ebay. Total Cost $5 or so...
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    Fantastic. Now all I need is a HDMI cable. I wonder if my samsung monitor came with one .... :confused: It be nice to have a longer cable given the setup of my living room. Thanks on the link! I really don't see the point of getting new technology unless over the net video streams are...
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    Well I was thinking of using a DVI -> VGA converter like this ... I guess the ATI one would work minus the audio on my nvida card. However, I'm using my 5.1 system hooked to the pc, so it really does not matter if I use the speakers in my monitor. Unless I need 7.1, which is kinda silly for a...
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    A friend of mine has a plasma and watches lots of 16:9 ratio movies. The bottom and the top of his screen have little red dots from all the black being burnt in. It could be that he has a first gen plasma, but I really don't want to expect that type of breakdown in a few years if I choose to get...
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    Thanks on the link and the info. I am trying to stay away from plasmas due to how they age. I have been looking around slickdeals and craigslist for a deal on 42-50 in lcd, but had no luck without getting something either 720p or backlit. Given that my friend's TV has a VGA in instead of a...
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    Getting an used Samsung LCD HDTV, need a second optinion

    Howdy there fellow HTPCers, My friend is trying to sell me his Samsung 46in HDTV (LN-T4665F). You can see the specs here (.pdf) . The only reason I'm getting it so that my girlfriend and I can watch hulu, nextflix etc in the living room (right now we use her laptop). My friend is selling the...
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    My dad's computer has Win XP woes

    I got tired at yelling at the winXP setup and just installed Win7 on that new hard drive. I could not upgrade since the XP version was 32 bit and Win7 64bit was having none of it. Anyway, the installation went smooth and the only thing that did not work was the wireless card. However, I'm...
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    My dad's computer has Win XP woes

    Hi everyone, My dad is running WinXP and his computer is all sorts of funky. His main hard drive was getting ridiculously slow. He bought a SATA seagate hard drive and mirrored his XP setup with the sea tools software cd. Now, he cannot get into windows on the SATA hard drive. It just...
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    Thanks a bunch on the info. The thing is that I have "speaker fill" turned on yet the only time the 5.1 speakers come on is when I play something in 5.1
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    Well this totally sucks ... :(
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    I understand that. I'm not trying to make my mp3s sound like they are designed for a 5.1 setup. Back when I had vista, mp3s would play in 5.1. How do I tell my soundcard to spread the sound around to all of the speakers when my source is a 2.0?
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    I have an older Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 system. The receiver is in the sub where five cables go to the speakers. Then there is the G,O,B cable that goes to the back of the pc. I think its routed to G = LCR, B = RR RL, and O = sub. The sub has been replaced about a year ago. I use the soundcard...
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    I have the speakers unplugged as I'm moving, but as I said in the control panel and VLC player all speakers work. Elsewhere, only the front three + sub work.
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    Can't get 5.1 to work in most applications

    I was messing around and noticed that nearly every program (Firefox, Winamp, Media Player Classic) only plays audio in the L C R speakers and the sub. VLC on the other hand uses the RR and RL speakers. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the back speakers do not work in the other...
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    My friend's XP computer is plagued by some virus/malware... cant get rid of it

    Ok, now that everything is hunky dory with my friend's computer, he informs me that he cannot upload more than one file at a time in FF. I searched the net and could not find anything regarding this issue, so I thought to ask here. Apparently when he is attaching files in gmail, he can...
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    My friend's XP computer is plagued by some virus/malware... cant get rid of it

    Win 7 installation is awesome. I had Vista, popped in the win7 CD, chose the upgrade option, went to make dinner, came back and my computer was back on, upgraded, with firefox having all the tabs I had left open in Vista. I nearly cried from the awesomeness. :cool:
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    My friend's XP computer is plagued by some virus/malware... cant get rid of it

    did this deleted some fishy files that were starting with windows (msconfig) was able to install ad aware, however spybot would not install for some reason ... at any case it all worked
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    My friend's XP computer is plagued by some virus/malware... cant get rid of it

    Cool I'll try these an report back tonight.
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    My friend's XP computer is plagued by some virus/malware... cant get rid of it

    My friend has a older Dell that runs XP. His anti virus was about to expire and I said, hey don't spend money, get avast. When the removed McAfee he started getting these popups: He successfully installed ad-aware and avast and he still gets these popups. Basically every time he...
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    cool, ill give it a try and report back ... thanks on the help :D
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    no, will that not delete all of my passwords, history, prefs ...?
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    I upgraded to Minefield, and it is much worse than 3.5.7 and 3.6 ... It is kinda weird as nearly all of my plugins are gone.... For example anything with flash makes the page lag. For example if I open a bunch of stuff from reddit.com in tabs, it just freezes and then comes back. So far...
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    I might have to check that out. I think my problem is either extensions/grease monkey related ... or my hard drive is going bonkers
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    Hmmm ... maybe I need to upgrade to 3.6.1
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    Well, to be quite honest, I cannot exit out of MS Word without it freezing. It works like a charm, but once I X out of the last instance I get the "it ain't working, lets look online" message. So it could be the hard drive. Hmmm. I'll give portable FF a try. See what happens. Given...
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    Firefox has a mind of its own and likes to freeze at random.

    So my Firefox has been acting up lately. It does this freeze for a second, fade out, and come back thing every few hours. Also, it just hangs up sometimes at random. For example a minute ago when I restored my session: Now I consulted google, mozilla forums, etc, but I wonder if my...
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    Old computer freezes, have no idea why -- please share your 1337 advice

    Yeah, I was thinking that, but that would involve trying to find a AGP card, shipping, waiting, etc. She likes the 1024 resolution, and she said she wouldn't want the icons to get any tiny-er.
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    Old computer freezes, have no idea why -- please share your 1337 advice

    I tried that. It listed 1600x1200 as the highest one. The monitor spat out an error when I tried it. 1440x900 was not listed unfortunately. :(
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    Old computer freezes, have no idea why -- please share your 1337 advice

    Ok cool. Problem found and sorta fixed. Thanks on all of your help!
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    Old computer freezes, have no idea why -- please share your 1337 advice

    Oh no, the computer has been put in there about three years ago or so. All of the cables are attached to it and the cables are wrapped up so there is no cluster of cables. In order to remove the computer, you have to disconnect all the cables and then pull out the pc. Its a pain in the ass process.
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