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    Looking for new HDD

    My computer started clicking recently and it seems it may be the harddrive. I haven't kept up with anything computer related the last few years, so I don't know what I should be looking for. I have the ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i motherboard, but i may upgrade in the next year or two (to an i5 board...
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    Youtube Video really dark (New LCD)

    Since I received my new lcd (Asus VW246H), the color (to me at least) has been great, but whenever I watch certain youtube videos, it is overall really dark. This happens with hulu shows as well. I have it on the standard setting, with 90 brightness and 80 contrast (just default). I can't seem...
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    Monitor Died, LF new one (Gaming)

    So my old monitor died and I'm looking to buy a new one. Preferably for gaming. ~24"-27" (~1920x1080) ~200$ (the lower the better) More inputs the better (probably a given?) (preferably would like a display port for my xbox, but it is not necessary). Doesn't need speakers or special mount holes...
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    Could I have a defective card?

    I first started seeing problems with my monitor about 2 months ago. When the computer would turn on the monitor would not, and it would not recognize being connected. If it did recognize, it would be displayed in the 1280x720 resolution (or something like that). I would have to continually...
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    Monitor Problem (Possibly)

    Recently whenever I turn on my computer, my monitor will not turn on with it. I will have to unplug the power and then re-plug it in a few times before the monitor finally turns on, but it is always in 1024x768. If I try to change to the native resolution (1680x1050) it sometimes works, but...
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    Setting up my Headphones

    Sorry, but I am very inexperienced with sound devices and I just can't get my Corsair HS1A to work with my sound card. I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Sound Card which I have had for 3 years. I believe my drivers are up to date, and I think the microphone jack goes into the...
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    Low fps in games?

    I wasn't sure where to put this, but lately anytime I play Tf2, and now BFBC2 (just bought it) I feel like the fps I'm receiving is much too low for my hardware. At 1680x1050 in both games, all settings at the lowest I barely keep 60 in fights in tf2, and I'm averaging 30 in bfbc2 (with much...
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    Question about upgrading

    My rig is in the sig. Basically I game (tf2/war3/guild wars 2 when it comes out), and do normal browsing. Would now be a good time to upgrade my cpu/mobo/ram (I was thinking 2500k with a p67 board, already bought 8gb of ddr3 from g.skill, and possibly a new hd since mine is quite old. I would be...
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    LF Cheap Headset

    First off I'm not sure which section this should be in, toss up between computer audio and gaming but it is gaming related. So need a headset for talk amongst friends/gaming. Basically cheap being ~50$. Would like something that sounds relatively nice, has a fine mic, and won't crap out after...
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    LF Cheap Headset

    Basically cheap being ~50$. Would like something that sounds relatively nice, has a fine mic, and won't crap out after 6 months. Will just be using it for talking/gaming with friends. If I would be better buying a 25$ pair every 4 months, rather than a 50$ one every 6 I'd be fine with that, but...
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    LF laptop for Mother

    Basically my mom needs a laptop for classes over the summer and general use after. Just needs web-browsing/basic computing capabilities. Now I know I could just buy a cheap one and have it able to do that but I want this one to last awhile and her price roof is 400$, but it can surely be lower...
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    In need of a racing game

    So I've been out of the racing loop for awhile and I kinda wanted to play a racing game. The last two racing games I loved were midnight club 3 for the original xbox and need for speed carbon for the wii. The reason I liked these games were the immerse customization abilities that were presented...
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    Hosting in Warcraft 3

    So my friend wants to be able to host and I've set up all of my own pc's to host so I thought it'd be a breeze. I went over to his house and gave him my extra router (used it for like 2 years and had it host fine on my pc) and I could get nothing to work. How his parent's set up is different is...
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    HD Problem

    So I'm trying to format my hard drive for a fresh install but I can't unless I have another drive do it. I can't do it on my mom's computer because the technology is too old so i had a spare drive i put ubuntu on a while back sitting around. I plugged that in and I was going to go onto ubuntu...
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    Low TF2 Framerate?

    Usually I have a great frame rate when playing TF2 but recently (today (and once last week)) it stutters like crazy and my frame rates drop into the 20's and 30's. I have no idea why and it helps a bit when i lower my resolution/AA but it used to work perfectly. Anyone have any suggestions or...
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    Resident Evil 4 question

    So a few days back I was thinking about some old gamecube games that I loved and decided I was going to play through them again this summer (Metroid Prime (1), The legend of zelda oot/majors mask (on the zelda disk thing)) then I remembered I had never played through RE4 except the first 20...
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    So another CoD4 problem...

    So tonight I went and started playing CoD4 and after about 2 minutes it crashed with the "APPCRASH" error. Looked online and people were saying it had to do something with the sound and mic jack. So I plugged something in my mic jack, changed this one file to .bak (was .asi), and I enabled some...
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    Problem with CoD4/PB! Help!

    so just now today we started the CoD4 lan at my house and everytime I enter a mp game after 1-2 minutes an error comes up reading "PB corruption file/memory" [120418] or it may be [120418]. Anyways what is causing this? I would really like to get back to playing (at a lan) so if you would all be...
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    Comcast changed my download but not my upload???

    First of all I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section but it has to do with hosting games and I didn't really know where to put it becasue it has to do with an ISP. Well for the last 3 months or so I've been running on a 1.5mb dl and 384k upload which made it so I can't host any games...
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    Some overclocking questions

    last night i oced my e6750 to 3.0 ghz and it was stable for 10 and a half hours in prime95 small FFT testing. So today I bumped the chip up to 3.2ghz (8x400) and I ran prime95 for about 2 hours and then it failed reading something along the lines of HARDWARE FAILURE v5 or something. I have my...
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    Is this a bad ratio?

    right now I oced my e6750 to 3GHZ (gonna try 3.2 later) but until I do my ram is set to 800mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings. the ratio between fsb and dram is 15:16. is that too high? I can't get the 4-4-4-12 stable at a higher mhz unless I bump up the voltage (1.91v already) and I don't really want to...
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    Case cleaning question

    First of all sorry if this is in the wrong section but it is mostly about my case. This week (probably friday) I will be receiving some stuff from newegg I ordered and one of those things happens to be my new PSU (Corsair 850tx). Since I'm swapping out the PSU I thought I might take the time to...
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    What is the difference?

    I was planning on getting the G.Skill Pi black for my system to oc my cpu to 3.2 (or so) but then I saw this G.Skill HK set. What's the difference besides 19$ and free shipping?
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    New video card

    So I finally am ready to order my video card and the 3 cards I have been looking at are now all OUT OF STOCK!!! I know I want a GTX260 216 55nm and EVGA had 3 different ones in my price range but now they are all out of stock. I want to stay with the big 3 (bfg, evga, xfx) and would really like...
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    Case Fan question

    First of all I'm very sorry if this is in the wrong section but it's a very simple question. Would I be able to fit this 120mm fan on instead of the 140mm fan the case comes with? I'm trying to change the overall case to blue instead of green to match my keyboard/mouse. or should I just get this...
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    Is this memory good?

    Right now I'm stuck with only 2 gbs of ram and i was planning to get a 4 gb set just because i want to overclock my cpu to around 3.2 for starters and just have better pc performance but right now i have kind of a no name brand so I didn't know how well it would hold up. Do you think these would...
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    Disappearingg Steam games?

    Awhile back I noticed my tf2 had randomly uninstalled itself, yet it showed it had 7600mb or so disk space used up. I then took all day yesterday (only have 1.5mb dl) updating things because suddenly 5 or so things needed updating including the uninstalled tf2. After all this I went to bed...
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    New monitor questions

    So I got some money and I'm wanting to get a new monitor for my pc. I was thinking about the HannsG for 329.99 at costco (HannsG) but I was wondering how much each pixel would stretch because of the 1920x1200 on a 28" display compared to a 24" or a 26". My other choice was the Asus VW266H from...
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    Video Card or Monitor?

    Right now I have about 350$. For my comp I want to upgrade the video card (and PSU (will be the corsair 650tx because my current PSU won't do)) but I also want to upgrade my monitor. The price I want to spend for the monitor will be around 250-350$. which ever I get first I will have to wait...
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    why is my keyboard not working?

    i have the microsoft wireless laser keyboard 6000 v2.0 and it suddenly just stopped working five minutes ago. I tried 3 different batteries and nothing would work. it would power on but when i went to press any buttons it would not register. the reciever only had the middle light on (the...
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    Would you recommend this power supply

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W I'm going to be upgrading my video card in the next few days (probably to that sapphire 4830) and awhile back some people told me my power supply had very high failure rates and that I should upgrade my PSU if I upgrade anything big. So is this a high quality PSU that...
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    xbox 360 not receiving power

    Last night I went to play my 360 and the led on the power brick wasn't yellow. so I tried turning it on and it wouldn't do anything. So I unplugged my cord from the extension cord and plugged it straight into the wall. This did not work either. The 360 was working two days earlier and I hadn't...
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    MP3 video via 360 question

    first of all sorry if this is in the wrong thread just need to get a question by... I'm thinking about buying a Zune for my video's on the go but I would most like to have them play through my 360 onto my tv and I read that the Ipod Classic'scannot do this. Would this be a proper zune to get...
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    Bioshock question (SPOILERS)

    ok now I really like the game and I'm on about the 3rd boss (some lady that likes trees) well anyways, the game seems really easy to me (I'm on hard tho) just because whenever you die you automatically rez in those chambers and you have infinite lives. is there any way to make the game harder...
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    360 with VGA problem

    first of all I'm sorry if this is in the wrong thread but it has a lot to do with my 360 so I'll post it here. I want to hook my 360 up to my pc monitor (this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8448584&type=product&id=1188438406684&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8448584)...
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    Which adapter would work with this cable?

    I'm connecting my 360 to my computer screen and I have this vga cable http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10830&cs_id=1083005&p_id=4010&seq=1&format=2 would i need this cable...
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    Will this cable work with Xbox live?

    I know it's a noob question but will this cable http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10232&cs_id=1023202&p_id=2389&seq=1&format=2#description work with xbox live. it also states it works as a system link which would also be nice. Is this a good quality cable or should i...
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    Is it too late?

    I was thinking of getting myself a 360 for christmas (I'm 14) and I was wondering if it was "too late". Is the 360 losing it's lust at all and does MS have a "new system" on the horizon, or is it a great time to buy the 360 and catch up on some great online games such as Gears 2, Halo 3, and...
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    Xbox 360/ Display question

    first of all I'm sorry if this is in the wrong thread, it has to do with an Xbox 360 and a display. this christmas I was thinking of buying a 360 for myself (yea I don't have one already) and I was wondering if I could hook it up to my 22" widescreen Acer instead of my tv. My tv is pretty...
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