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    Worth Upgrading to 8GB RAM?

    Ended up getting the RAM for Christmas. I'll play around with it when it ships. Once I successfully OC my CPU I'm sure the PC will last a few more years.
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    Worth Upgrading to 8GB RAM?

    Good points all around. I do run multiple Internet windows and browsers simultaneously, and am looking at doing some music production. The question is whether the RAMdisk would be significamty faster than the SSD. I could experiment I guess, but then that leaves my system with 3gb of usable...
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    Worth Upgrading to 8GB RAM?

    Well nothing specific. Standard stuff gaming, video encoding? I don't really understand ... are there no speed benefits to running a RamDisk? Is it only useful as a scratch disk? Is the benefit of Internet caching, TMP, Temp to a ramdisk just security.
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    Worth Upgrading to 8GB RAM?

    Well As I prepare to wipe My system I came across this guide while researching SSD. http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=442160#post442160 got me interested in ramdisk and other tweaks. Of course illbe running win7 64bit. Thanks for the inquiries. Both of you have given...
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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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    Dump SSD Raid for Trim?

    According to that link, you need to buy one of those programs. Dammit I'm no closer to making a decision. Leaning towards 2 seperate drives , though. Reading that extensive article at Anand Tech, it seems you need to keep 20% of the drive free. Does that mean make the final partition size 20%...
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    Dump SSD Raid for Trim?

    I guess my concern was in the event of the 2nd game/apps drive needing to que/communicate with the OS, a loss in speed would be introduced. Is it correct to assume that for TRIM and Garbage collection to work properly the respective drive(s) shouldn't be too full. Is 10% free still good enough...
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    Clone RAID Partitions onto One Drive

    I was talking about file corruption. or failed copies for whatever reason... Usually access being denied because the file is somehow in use by the computer. I'll have a look at TeraCopy and see how that goes
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    Dump SSD Raid for Trim?

    I'm in the exact same postition. Not sure whether there would be increased load time running the drives seperately. One 80gb for OS and apps and then the other 80gb for games and additional apps. Just got myself 2 80gb x25's. There are a two topics about whether to Raid or not but I'm still not...
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    Clone RAID Partitions onto One Drive

    Yeah I guess I could do that, along the exact same lines as drozenski's thoughts. My only concern, I guess, is copying that much data with the simple Copy Paste method might not be that secure. Is there truth to this? would Robocopy be a better choice? I assumed Windows Copying would introduce...
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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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    quick question about RAID

    I'm pretty sure that the raid 'controller' creates the array. So no, I don't think you can hot swap from one RAID array/configuration to another new one. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but by removing the drives and switching solutions you are basically destroying your first Array. In...
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    Intel SSD G2: 80 or 160GB?

    I might start a new thread but thought I'd ask here first. Just got myself 2 80gb x25's. There are a two topics about whether to Raid or not but I'm still not sure. Perhaps I can expand on the situation. With SSD, is it better to minimize the number of Partitions? Would there be more of a delay...
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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.

    Well, I couldn't find any other solution so what I did was Bridge the Connections and it seems to be working fine. Thanks anyway
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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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    Intel Retailedge 2008 (2 purchase programs this year?)

    I'm fresh off last years deal for the QX6850. My sig has the rest of the big dirty. What do you guys think is it worth upgrading, or should I skip and wait till next year? With the deals that are going around, it almost makes sense to plan all future builds around this program. But it...
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    Sony's Latest Piece of Technology

    Thanks for the direct link Zero, I just linked it from my email. Yeah the onion does some quality stuff, but to be fair no complaints with my PS3 either.
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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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    Could it be a Blue Christmas for Blu-ray?

    The Fall on Blu-Ray is all I have to say. Seriously, once you see a DECENT Blu-Ray, there is no going back. I always check Blu-ray.com or high def digest to see how the video transfer compares. Prices are coming down. I managed to get Band of Brothers on Blu-ray (brand new release) for $60...
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    Best gaming video card for non-sli mobo

    What resolution are you playing at. There's a rumored refresh of the GTX-280 that will be 55mm. At the moment you will probably find the best deal at the GTX260 level. The new '216' versions are out and will probably drive the prices of the 'old' stock. Get the 260 is my advice.
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    New processor, Ram and mobo Help please

    Decent Ram for the price. If you don't mind dealing with MIR's then you can probably get some corsair or crucial ram. but I like these G.Skills. [$75] http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26456&vpn=F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ&manufacture=G.SKILL&promoid=1008 As for the board, the P5Q series has...
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    WD640AAKS high access times?

    No real easy way to do it that I could find. Download Hitachi;s HD tool...google burn the iso and boot from it. Then set AAM to 255 or the max possible. Restart and run HD tune again.. should be fine
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    Upgraded GeForce GTX 260 Could Cause Overstock Problems

    Looks like EVGA is following with their own naming distinction... GTX 260 Core 216. I thought about upgrading, but we'll see. Probably just wait for Fallout 3 and then jump.
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    Help: Crossover and Internet Connection

    Okay, I think I have this straight. Going into advanced properties (for both computers) and removing the checkmarks beside server, sharing, and workstation options for the NIC's that are used for the internet.... leaving the other NIC connections alone. What do you mean by "remote the gateway...
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    Help: Crossover and Internet Connection

    So basically I don't need the crossover cable. Is there any way to use it anyway, or should i just connect the two computers with a standard patch cable? Thanks for the advice. It's definetly a bit over my head but I shall use google and post back.
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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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    BFG vs eVGA

    After having an overall terrible experience with eVGA and their Motherboards I swore I'd never buy another evga product again. Of course two days later I have a 9800GTX+ waiting in a box. I do kind of like eVGA precision and, correct me if I'm wrong, BFG does not allow end-users to OC their...
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    QX6850, how are my temps?

    Wow, each of your cores are at 37 Celsius on idle. I think that is really good. My CPU overall temp is 36 Degrees. Cores are around 50 Degrees on idle. Please tell me how your OC'ing goes. What board are you using?
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    $100 Range - Anything other than 8800gt?

    I'm in a similar situation. Thinking of selling my 8800gt, since I picked up a 9800GTX+. You could probably find a regular 9800GTX on the B/Sell for around $120. I bought mine NIB @ $170. The other card worth getting, to hold you over, would be the ATi 4850.
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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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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    Hmm, I'm not sure why but I can't get my Qx6850 Prime Stable @ 3.6Ghz. Any suggestions guys?
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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    Hey P5Q'ers Thanks everyone, especially SirKronan, for all your input about this board. I got everything installed, including a Scythe Ninja, without a hitch. Raid-0 seems to be working fine and this board is quite a bit quieter than than the 750iFTL. So I'm going about trying to achieve...
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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    Luckily for me NCIX is offering me a full refund for the 750iFTL :) I decided to go with the P5Q Deluxe. I know it's a bit more expensive but it's similar to the cost of the 750i, and I'd feel bad about taking money from these guys (NCIX) after they completely waived the restocking fee, due to...
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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    After being screwed over with my last mobo purchase I want to make sure this one is solid. Anyone have any gripes or complaints? I hear RAID (specifically RAID 10) is difficult with these boards? I don't plan on using RAID 10, just RAID-0. I wasn't too impressed as the 750iFTW would have...
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    EVGA 750i SLI FTW question

    No problem man, glad to be of help. Please let me know what board you end up going with, as I'll probably RMA this POS, and get an Asus or Gigabyte. Cheers
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    EVGA 750i SLI FTW question

    I know it sounds like I keep sh*ting on EVGA, but you don't really know a company until you have to deal with them first hand. EVGA's 'impressive' customer service has been pretty much standard for me. I found it no different than most other companies decent. Their email support was...
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    The Official P45 Asus P5Q Motherboard Thread

    I'm having a silent war with EVGA right now, but I think they will end up winning, and I'll be out 15% restocking fee. I have a QX6850 (rogan you get yours from retail edge? :)) I HAD/HAVE a 750iFTW from EVGA. I should never have left Asus I guess, but was not having good luck with their A8N...
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    Are P5Q boards OK for GeForce GTX280 cards?

    Just read something similar on the ASUS boards. http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20080805010633468&board_id=1&model=P5Q%20Deluxe&page=1&count=14 Apparently you need REV 1.03 of the board. Something to do with capacitors. Look before you buy as this may in fact be an...
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