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    Acer H233H randomly goes blank

    Has anyone else with this monitor had this issue? It just started last night. It's typically fine for about 5 minutes, then it goes blank for a couple seconds like it's switching inputs (power stays on), then occasionally it will go blank 2 or 3 times over the course of a couple minutes. I'm...
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    P-7811FX GPU upgrade?

    So my laptop is starting to feel the sting of the newer games, I really noticed it playing the BFBC2 beta the past couple days. Is it possible to swap in one of the newer cards in place of the 9800M GTS I currently have? I'd probably upgrade to a 260 or 280 if I actually go through with this.
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    I need some help with my network...

    Looking for help here from anyone that can give it to me. Surfing the web hasn't seemed to be affected at all, that's why I think it's related to Steam... I've already gone through a reinstall of the OS (Vista Ult. 64) and Steam, and I'm still having issues, not sure what it's related to. I...
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    Flint, MI may be #3 for unemployment in the nation...

    ... and apparently they're a couple of the best web security guys in all of GS :P At our morning meeting they had a couple guys come up to the front to talk about a national website security competition they were in, apparently they went up against the likes of Texas A&M, etc. and took first...
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    X-Fi XtremeGamer sound issues...

    This is sorta weird, I'm slightly worried the card itself has an issue. I've noticed lately when I have the card set to 5.1 and the volume is turned all the way down, I can still hear the sub (no issues on headphones that I've noticed). So I started going back through the settings to see if I...
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    Gateway restarting itself... question(s)

    So we (finally) got cable a week or so ago, and everything's going pretty good for the most part. Only time I'm having issues is with Steam. I'm starting in basic classes for Network Admin., but I don't any troubleshooting experience as of yet... Long story short, we got a Linksys WCG200...
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    COD4 dedicated server quest chun

    I'm not at home, so I haven't had a chance to look, but the thought came into my head just earlier. Is there anything to start a dedicated server without actually starting the game? I'm asking because I want to connect to the server remotely to start it, and every time I tried starting COD2 to...
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    AGP GPU suggestions

    It's for my dad's Socket A system, trying to hold him over until there's money to build a better system. He has a 6600GT right now, and plans to stay nVidia. I was doin' some lookin', and the closest 2 cards in my price range were the 6800XT and the 7600GT. Which would be better between the...
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    A little trojan help....

    I Googled these two trojans, but didn't find much info on either: BackDoor.Generic9.CUT Downloader.Delf.AFW The first one was in my Local Settings\Temp folder, so I deleted that one without hesitation (had about 11gb of other crap in that folder too :P). The other one is in my system32...
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    Upgrade from 7900GT

    I'm currently running an eVGA 7900 GT CO at stock speeds, and I'm thinking about upgrading. I won't be doing a major one, but I want to up the ante from what I currently have. I plan on staying on the cheap side, and I won't be going with a DX10 card unless I need something powerful enough to...
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    iTunes crap...

    So, my cousin has a slightly older 30Gb iPod. I built a computer for her back in March, and iTunes never has recognized the iPod. I tried a hard reset on the unit, and I'm pretty sure I've uninstalled/reinstalled iTunes, can't really remember though. I can see it in Explorer, but not iTunes...
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    K8N SLI Platinum... FSB resetting itself???

    So for some reason my motherboard tends to reset its FSB every once in a great while. While not a problem, it's somewhat annoying because I notice it's running a lot slower (2.0 compared to 2.55) than it typically does. The strange thing is that the FSB is the only thing that changes, the FSB...
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    Screen hinge replacement (Gateway MX6422)

    I'm looking for a source cheaper than $55 to buy a replacement hinge for a notebook. My 2 yr. old son broke one on his mom's computer, and I've been looking for an inexpensive replacement. I just can't fathom a price like that for a piece of plastic/aluminum, but I haven't been able to find it...
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    Excelstor... new competitor or flop?

    Who's heard of them? Just spotted a couple on Newegg. EXCELSTOR WIKI
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    Usta b an NZXT...

    Now it's... something else... I've had this case for 4 years now (my first build actually). I've since cut a window in the top, cut the funky design out of the side to have one big window, and redid the front of the case. The door of the case doesn't really want to stay closed now due...
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    Going to build as a Christmas present...

    ...for my aunt & her family. They have 2 younger teenage girls, and it'll be for internet, their homework, etc. I plan on building this to be slightly future proof, because they probably won't be upgrading for quite some time. I've already settled on 2gb of ram (partially because of the...
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    Running CS:S dedicated server on one computer, using same account on another @ lan?

    If the title is confusing, here's a more clear explanation: I put Steam on another of my computers using the same login I use on a regular basis, I don't have any other Steam accounts. Beside the point, when I run a dedicated server on my main machine and run CS:S off that same unit, I have to...
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    Reset on initial boot of XP...???!!!

    So I'm currently running Vista & XP. I don't remember when exactly it started happening, but over the past couple weeks on my initial startup of XP (don't use Vista that much yet) shortly after I enter my password and while the utilities (Speedfan, etc.) are in the process of loading, it...
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    Vista/XP booting, questions on BCDEDIT

    I've gone through about 10 pages or so searching for relation to this, but to no avail, so here goes... So I've recently installed Vista, for now just to tinker, I haven't even activated it or anything. I still use XP 99% of the time, and at times I turn the computer on & let it boot on its...
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    Need mani admin & goremod help...

    I tried registering at mani's, but their stupid forum rejects every single name/password combo I come up with, no matter how unique. I can't seem to find the mani_admin_plugin_mm.dll file. I've googled the thing, looked on forums I can't understand phonetically, etc. I simply can't find the...
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    Need some help... eMachines Celeron to P4 upgrade

    My aunt has an eMachines T2893 computer (originally 512Mb/2.66 Celeron), and currently it has 1Gb of ram and I just put in a 3.0 P4. My problem is I don't really see any way of changing the bus speed to hit 3.0GHz (currently at 1.5 :(). Does anyone have any pointers here? cpu-z says it's an...
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    Painted my G5 tonight

    I read the article some time ago that was floating around about that Nokia screen/G5 mod, and he painted his, so I thought I'd try it on mine (but black to match, no silver/blue here :p). Didn't take long (probably 2 1/2 hours) since I have a defunct G5 sitting in pieces (not physically broken...
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    No e-mail notification on topics?

    I've noticed I don't get an e-mail when I thread I posted in/started has been replied to, I just typically go to my CP to see if they have been, but I need to actually come to the site to do that... I'm just curious if there's anything else I need to do besides set my preferences to "instant...
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    Corsair XMS Pro DDR1... how good of an OC?

    I've had this Corsair XMS Pro memory (with the activity LEDs on top) and realized I'd never really tried to OC them. So tonight I thought I'd do some more tweakin' to see what I could get. So far I'm running at 231MHz (2.7v, finally found it through Corsair's help forum, 'RamGuy' told someone...
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    Gateway MX6422... Cool 'n' Quiet questions

    My boy's mom has said notebook, and at times she's complained about it going slow. I hadn't thought much of it, thought maybe it was because of only 512Mb of ram or the fact that it's a Sempron 3100. I ran CPU-Z on it tonight while I was over (have next to no exp. with notebooks hardware-wise)...
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    The lapping, she comes!!!!

    So I just got up & running after a good scrubbin'... Of my heatsink, that is :) I've been running Orthos back @ stock for about 20 minutes now, and so far my temps haven't broken 39ºC :D I'm happy. Before it would routinely hit the mid-high 40s, sometimes 50 under stress, idle temps...
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    Free drive ghosting software?

    Does anyone know if there is any free ghosting software available anywhere? I'm gonna check prices when I go to work tonight, I just did a fresh install with drivers & such, and I'm at a point I'd like to ghost the drive. Would the system restore tool be alright to use? I haven't really...
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    Should I be worried?

    So, I was running at 2.5GHz/~1.48v or so for the past 4 days. It seemed to run ok, and I ran SuperPi through 32M (million?) decimal places (yes, I started two separate exe files and set the affinity to separate cores) without any errors (never broke 44ºC). At 3 or 4 different times (all...
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    Motherboard Monitor... Major ??? with my system...

    So, I'm looking for a program that can actually tell me the voltage my ram is running at (still haven't found one), and I figured I'd see if MBM would do it for me. I install it, and it says it needs a restart before it'll work correctly. I don't think much of it as I've had other programs...
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    S939 4200+ X2 w/ Scythe Ninja... opinions

    I've been running this setup for a few months now without any issues. Currently it's running at 2.5GHz, 1.44v(Speedfan). The cpu usually idles around 25º-28ºC, and under load it hits mid-40s (usually 43º-45ºC). At least it has with about every stress program I've used...
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    MSI K8N Platinum SLI owners... looking for some pointers

    From the experiences I've had, motherboards are very different in how they name different settings & such, and the options they give. If there is anyone that's currently running a K8N Platinum (or variant that knows the BIOS menus in & out and knows they're the same), I'd like some help. I'm...
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    Which would be better... lower or higher voltage rating?

    So, I'm doing some looking for my dad, because he'd like to build a fairly up-to-date system in the future (current system is a 2800+ Athlon Sckt A). I figured for reference I'd pick a cpu, mobo, ram, etc. similar to mine 'cause I was kinda interested how prices have been affected... since I...
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    Need some help with XtremeGamer front panel connections

    So, I have an X-Fi XtremeGamer, and it works great, but I'm in a bit of a bind when it comes to front panel audio. The X-Fi has the standardized connection, like many cases have, where it's a 2x5 pin keyed connector (dubbed Intel HD Front Panel Audio standard header in the manual). I have a...
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    Project: Blackout

    My apologies to Tribaloverkill... I came up with the name for this project when I initially wasn't going to give it a name at all :p I just did a search for "blackout" and came across your project :rolleyes: So I've finally decided to get into the initial aspects of my case project, dubbed...
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    Apple/iMac vs PC slot load optical... is there a difference?

    I don't have any experience with Macs, are the optical drives proprietary, or are they just IDE like PC? I just hopped on ebay and saw quite a few slot load iMac drives that were going for a lot cheaper than PC-based drives.
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    Are there any toolless drive bays and/or slide-out mobo trays avail?

    Sorry for the long title... I'm researching, seeing if I can find any sources that have slide-out motherboard trays or toolless drive cages available for sale. So far I've found that MountainMods has drive cages, but they're not toolless. If you note the color of the cages, it's a hint toward...
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    Replacing a mouse button in a G5... anyone else done it?

    So a buddy of mine gave me his clapped out G5 (after he had me pick him up one at a discount from a popular retail store), something to do with the right mouse button has stopped working. I've taken it apart as far as I think I can, and I don't want to try any further for fear of breaking it...
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    Looking for recommendations on an s939 board

    My dad's birthday is tomorrow/today (12/29), and I'm planning on buying him a motherboard, as he's long overdue for a speedy computer that'll run current games well. I probably won't be buying it soon, but I'm starting to look around. I'm not sure if he wants SLI or not, so both types of boards...
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    Need some help, big-style. My hdd is past due for replacement.

    So tonight I fought with my computer for over an hour trying to figure out why it wasn't starting up. I did some shuffling of cable connections and got it to start ok. Ultimately I've found out my ~3.5 year old hard drive is dying, and I don't think I can get anything off it. It's a 250Gb IDE...
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    Looking into audio upgrade + headphones

    Currently I have an MSI K8N Neo4 SLI Platinum, which has onboard SB Live! 24-bit. This was mainly the reason I bought the board (aside from being SLI), otherwise I probably would've gone with a mobo roughly $50 or so cheaper. Afterwards I found out the issues the Live! chip has with certain...
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