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    Worth Upgrading to 8GB RAM?

    So I'm about to install 2 Intel x25-m 80GB SSD's and thought about upgrading some other aspects of my system (See sig). I've heard some users are finding Q6600's are becoming bottlenecks when compared to the rest of their systems. So i gotta figure that my QX6850, awesome as it is, is on it's...
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    Clone RAID Partitions onto One Drive

    Hey [H] So I'm going to reformat my PC and install win7 onto a x25 g2. (Haven't decided on whether I should raid0 or not) Anyway my scenario is this. Right now I've got [2] WD 640's in Raid 0. This array has 3 partitions. {D} - [400GB Parition - 239GB Used] {E} - [500GB Partiion - 495GB...
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    Intel Q35 Chipset

    Hello [H] I'm trying to find some info about my onboard video card. Anyone have a good program or method of quickly determinning a Video Card's capabilities. Specifically an onboard GPU. I tried GPU-z but to no avail. Certain documentation tell me that my chipset will only support Open GL 1.4...
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    Outlook 07 VoiceMessage

    Sup [H]. I came across a particularly weird situation today with Outlook 07 Basically there are 2 users who recieve their Voicemail Phone Messages directly to their Inbox as .wav files. Upon downloading these messages to listen, Outlook stores them all in a TEMP folder. The problem is...
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    Help with (easy?) network setup.

    Hey [H] I just finished setting up, what I thought was, a simple network setup. Basically I have 2 computers. One main computer and one media computer. The main computer is connected to a router thorough one Ethernet port, and then connected to the media computer through another Ethernet...
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    Sony's Latest Piece of Technology

    A friend of mine emailed this to me, and at first I thought this was an early screening for the PS4, but on closer inspection this could so much more. The potential for a device like this is unimaginable
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    Help: Crossover and Internet Connection

    Hey Fellas, I'm in a bit of a pickle and need some assistance. So I got my new build up and running and wanted to make my old computer a general server. A server for basically only this other (new) computer to access. All my media and documents are stored on the old server computer and I...
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    8800gt -> 9800gtx+ keep it? leave it?

    So I currently have a 8800gt. Just got a brand new rig (see sig.)... and a couple of forums I've read say that there is a benefit, when going from a 8800gt to a 9800gtx+. I only game @ max of 1920x1080. Too be honest I know I should probably get a GTX 260. I'm well out of step-up range for...
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    How to Clean HSF [besides Vac+Air]

    Does anybody know the best way to COMPLETELY clean a Large Tower-type HSF. I've got a Scythe Ninja Rev.B, and I've already used the vacum cleaner + compressed air technique. Unfortunately there is still some dusty residue on the fins. My google-fu yielded some decent results. It seems that...
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    [Help Please]System Shutdown at XP/Vista load screen

    I recently put together a new build using: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6300 Intel® Desktop Board DG965WH Microsoft* Windows Vista* Ultimate/ Windows XP I've read the [h] FAQ so hopefully my post will be quite straightforward One weird thing I noticed is that on computer POST...
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    Another 'Enough Power' Question

    Hey guys. I just spent about 3 hours shifting power supplies from computers I had lying around to free up an Antec TruePower 550Watt PSU. I am hoping to use it in my next rig, as cash is problem at the moment. -QX6850 [w/ Scythe Ninja REV.B + 120mm fan on the bottom] [getting it for $250...
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    1st Build [QX6850] Questions/Advice needed.

    Alright, I'm just about to pull the trigger on this setup. Any flaws or critiques are very much recommended. I'm thinking of replacing my current rig. [see sig.] But price is an issue I live in Canada so my main source for components will be www.ncix.com or www.anitec.ca Questions are...
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    Can a Power Supply half die?

    Sup [H]. I have kind of weird question. Today at work a customer gave me an Antec Smart Power 450W Power Supply saying that it was dead. Thinking this was kind of strange as there seemed to be no fault, or smell, I asked if I could have it and he said no problem. I took it home and...
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    6 days left in Step-Up [8800gt] should I bother

    I know variations of this question have been asked hundreds of times, but I still seem to be getting different opinions. http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1283369 The general consensus seems to be that the 8800gts is better for its low noise, better stock cooling, overclock...
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    What am I doing wrong? What should I get

    Okay long story short... I recently installed a Scythe Ninja Rev. B on my s939 x2 3800. Basically I was thinking of upgrading my rig, but decided to hold off a bit longer because the whole system is running fine, and I'm short of cash. I was going to use the Ninja on my Quad setup, but...
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    New Rig? Or... Just don't bother

    Alright... I've been putting of this post for almost 2 months. Instead I've been trolliong the forums looking for similar situations and answers to those questions. Anyway, it goes like this. I'm an employee in computer retail, and am thinking of getting the latest Q6700 bundle. The...
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    Intel® Desktop Board DG965WH + OCZ Platinum

    Hey had this board lying around since last years Retail Edge, and was wondering if the OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 would be compatible. Specifically http://www.anitec.ca/sale/oxodv4vdv4/8037/ I do plan on using this with my Q6700 as well. Any thoughts on that... It's ddr2-800 which is...
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    Westinghouse TX-42 Problem

    Hi. I trolled around the AVS forum and google etc for answers to this question. But it seemed not many people had this televison hooked up to their computer with an ATI Card. I currently have an ati x1800xt, and am trying to connect the Westinghouse TX 42 to it. Unfortunately I cannot get...
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    Case of the missing space

    First post in a while so please bear with me. My basic problem is I'm not sure where my HD space has gone. Not the n00b type question, yes I understand that hard drives are never the same amount that they are quoted at. (eg. 320gb HD really only has 298GB after partition, format, whatever)...
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    Hot? Warm? or Way off? Westinghouse W1 $999 CDN

    Westinghouse 37inch W1 This is a posting for a Canadian price. I know [H]ard had an extensive forum discussing the 37inch, just was not sure if it was this one or not. I'm wondering whether I should get this or not... I believe I can use a coupon and some digital dollars to get the price...
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    Sapphire Radeon X1800XT 256MB, Still a good card?

    Hi, normally i'd try google but couldnt find much about this card specifically I'm thinking of switching over to PCI-E from AGP and was wondering if this card is still decent, it only has 256RAM as opposed to 512MB which seems standard on most x1800xt's. More specifically how would it stack...
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    New Vid Cards from Diamond (AGP??)

    Not sure what the overall consensus from [H]ard is about the quality of Diamond products, but I thought this news warranted some sort of discussion. Techspot News NeoSeeker Extreme Tech 3 different news stories, all seem to be based on the same event Diamond Multimedia's...
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    Advice/Final Thoughts AGP question

    Hi guys Kind of a two-parter here. 1. Just joined the forum, would like to introduce myself... Andy from vancouver, canada 20, student Avid gamer, and pc 'rig' enthusiast. 2. My sort of issue... Like many of you I'm sure you guys are the go-to people when your friends/family have...
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