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    Budget build help....

    Well it has been a long time since I have tried to keep up on the latest and greatest.... but I am not even looking for that here. My dad called me up this morning and wants me to build a new computer for his g/f. Right now she is running something OLD (P3 1Ghz) and he just gets frustrated...
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    PSU for P4 rig but might upgrade soon

    I am looking for a PSU to run a P4 rig for now but want something that will be able to run something newer in the near future. I am not going to need a ton of power as this computer is going to be for my daughter and there is no need of high-end high-power components for her to play web games...
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    XP system headaches...

    This is my dad's computer. This all started when he was having problems one night with his AT&T/Yahoo DSL and called their tech support service. He couldn't log into his Yahoo Messenger and called them about the password or something. They had him change a bunch of stuff and go into his DSL...
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    On-board graphics...

    I am looking to piece together a new system for my daughter and I was wondering how the newer integrated graphics chipsets would do with some gaming. Now I am not talking hardcore gaming like Crysis but she is 9y/o and plays some games on the net and others that she has on CD. Would the newer...
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    Advice/Suggestions needed...

    I am looking for some help in setting up 2 computers for about $300-$400 each. Neither one of them needs to be spectacular in terms of performance or power. Both of them will be used for web surfing, email checking, and other simple tasks. No gaming will be done on either of them. These 2...
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    Best CPU for an IWILL KK266Plus

    My dad's g/f's kids computer crashed. Supposedly the heatsink fell off the CPU all together but I dunno bout that. My dad put it back together and it still wouldn't boot, so he brought it to me. I decided to dismantle the entire thing and blow it out to clean it up. While I was cleaning the...
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    home network probs

    I am trying to get my laptop onto my home network wirelessly. I already have a wired and wireless desktop computer that work fine together but this laptop is being a PITA. The laptop will not show up on either of the 2 desktops and only the laptops shared folders show up on it. I have all 3...
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    Request: color changing in pictures

    I would like to know if someone would be willing to help me out. I know nothing about PS or any other photo editing program. I am looking to have colors changed on a couple of pics so that I can get an idea of the look. These are pictures of pre-painted R/C car bodies that I would like to...
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    Report post....

    The report post function does not seem to be working properly. It takes for ever and then gives a database error.
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    User account game probs

    My daughter got some computer games for Christmas and asked me to install them today. I have her account setup as limited in Win XP Pro because she has a habit of deleting system files. I believe that one of the games needs to be run under the administrator account. I have tried everything...
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    Burn DVD to CD

    I have a DVD that only has 164MB burned to it and I would like to get it onto CD so that it can be more easily distributed (to family). I am assuming that the idea behind the DVD was to be able to use it in DVD players but not everyone in the family has one, so the CD's would be easier to...
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    Problems with dvd-rw

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    Problems with dvd-rw

    Just recently I have been having a problem with my DVD-RW. It still burns disc's just fine but it won't read them thru the windows explorer. I get the following error: G:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function. Now, I went and checked my event viewer and it is logging a ton of errors...
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    Need help with BBA 9800Pro 128mb...

    Does anyone have a card like this? If so, I was wondering if someone with a DMM could check the value of a resistor on the card. The resistor is on the back of the card toward the bracket that attaches to the case. It is toward the top of the card (away from the AGP connector) and labeled...
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    Wanted: Pix... (please read)

    I am currently working on making a removable motherboard tray. What I am trying to is convert an old huge AT tower to an ATX case. I was able to obtain an ATX case and I cut the motherboard tray (with the back plate still attached) off of that case and get my stuff setup on that. Now I am...
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    Another OCZ phantom product??

    I saw this on another site and was wondering what some of you thought about it. I am thinking that this might not make it to retail either just like their "phase-change" product that never came to light. I hope that it isn't true and that what is stated is true:
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    Apple ADB keyboard

    Hey guys, I got 4 older Apple comps from my dad as his work was throwing them to the trash anyway. I got a mouse and a 17" Apple MultiScan monitor also but I didn't get a keyboard. Anyone got an extra ADB keyboard laying around? I am pretty sure that these things are functional as the...
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    Probs with older rig...

    I am trying to get a hard drive to work in one of my older systems so that I can use it downstairs as a back-up or fvck around machine. Problem is that the motherboard won't detect the hard drive (Western Digital 7200RPM 40GB). When I have the BIOS set to "AUTO" "AUTO" to detect the harddrive...
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    XP woes...

    Well after my g/f let her friends 14 y/o daughter on our main computer this past weekend, this thing is totally f'd up. I can't boot from the Win XP cd and half of the time I couldn't even get into Win XP. I hooked my HDD up to another computer in the house and got the "Repair Install" started...
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    Abit IB9 BIOS Flashing

    As of right now I am having problems getting the cpu multi to change. I decided that I was going to try the 1.3Beta BIOS that is out for this board to see if maybe that would fix the issue. Well it would be nice if I could try it that is. I have tried everything that I could find to flash the...
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    E4300 Multi...

    Has anyone been able to change the multi on the E4300? I decided to try and go 375*8 vs. the 333*9 that I was running so that I could get my memory closer to spec. In doing so I was having problems with getting WinXP to load and I thought that it was the mobo chipset acting up at first but it...
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    Memory for older chipsets...

    I got 2 older computers that I am looking into picking up used memory for. Upon reading the manual/specs for each, it sounds like they can only take 128mb sticks. One motherboard has the 440BX chipset and the other had a VIA MVP3 chipset. I found a couple of charts on the net tho that say the...
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    C2D memory....

    Is there any benefit to running the memory over the top of the CPU? Like right now I am running a 360FSB with a 4:5 RAM divider putting the memory at 450mhz (DDR2 900). Is it worth it to do that or would I be better off being 1:1?
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    CPU-Z 1.39 reading wrong??

    Hey guys... just got my E4300 rig together and CPU-Z is reading my CPU wrong. It says that I am running a 6x multi @ 300FSB. The 300FSB is right but the 6x is wrong since I have 9x set in the BIOS. WTF is up? EDIT: OK this is really starting to PISS me off! I d/l'd speedfan and it is...
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    Benchmarking/Stress Testing cd/dvd

    Has anyone tried to make one of these?? I have been thinking alot about it and I found a freeware program that would allow me to include a GUI for the disc. I have started the initial building of the disc but it seems that it is going to have to be DVD size since the 3dMark programs alone are...
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    MODder's dream??

    Hey all.... I got this huge frickin thing yesterday for workin on someones computer. This thing is absolutely huge and very solid. The top/sides/front is all one piece. Any other questions about it feel free to ask Think this thing would be good for modding??
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    Hows this???

    Looking to "upgrade" an existing build by replacing some parts. Here are the parts that will be retained: Case: Gloss Silver Chieftech Dragon PSU: FSP AX500-A w/pfc (20+4 pin and PCI-E connectors) Please LMK if this might not work! IDE Western Digital 250GB IDE DVD-RW IDE CD-RW/DVD...
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    3500+ Orleans AM2 ?

    I am lookin at Newegg.com and they are showing 2 different ones of this "same" CPU. The difference I see is: ADA3500CNBOX ADA3500CWBOX Does anyone happen to know WTF the diff is between the CN and CW? Thanks!
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    Cheap build...

    I am looking to do an extremely CHEAP build. Here is what I have found on Newegg.com so far: MSI MBOX 945GM3-F Barebone Intel Celeron D 347 Cedar Mill 3.06GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail WINTEC AMPX 1GB DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Pioneer DVR-111D NEC...
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    Firefox prob...

    After my computer decided to BSOD and crash last night..... when I go to open up Firefox now it only opens in a partial window and then I have to maximize the window myself. Before this happened it would just automatically open up in the maximized window. I downloaded and installed FF2.0 but...
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    Free Popcorn!!

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    Quick ? (RAID)

    I got 2*40GB Seagate SATA hard drives and I wanna put them into a RAID 0. The question I got is..... They are only a 2mb cache, will that make a difference? Would I be better off selling these drives and getting atleast 8mb cache drives? The RAID drives are going to be for OS/Games/Apps...
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    Looking for a desktop case...

    I am looking for a decent desktop style case (LAYS FLAT) for a build for my mother. I can NOT use a tower due to space restriction. I am NOT looking to build some gaming monster with dual 8800GTX's or any crap like that either. I am NOT looking for the "WHY this?" and "WHY that?" questions...
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    My AIR cooled OC

    Just figured I would post this and see what kinda feedback I got. SPECS: MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum A64 3500+ Venice (NAKED :eek: ) @ 2.8Ghz Vapochill Micro w/ Thermaltake 92mm Blue LED fan on Zalman ZM-MFC1 Controller G.Skill FX TCCD kit 2*512 FSP 500w AX-500A Chaintech 6600GT PIX...
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    PrtScn Prob

    I got the Micro$oft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000. I have been trying to do a PrtScn (Print Screen) and it doesn't seem to want to do it. I don't have the included software installed as I usually don't for keyboard/mouse. Would my best bet be to try and load up the software and see if that...
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    FS/FT forum...

    I was wondering if there would be a wa to implement some kind of a pre-screening into the FS/FT forum. What I mean is that there are a ton of members that just show up and start there but DON'T read the rules. I am not meaning about post count, length of time, ect. just the fact that they have...
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    Which mobo?

    MOBO 1 MOBO 2 Looking to order one of the 2 above mobo's sometime today. Any thing I should know about either? Any real significant difference between the 2? TIA
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    7600GT SLI or 7900GT/7950GT?

    Looking to do an upgrade on my aging system. I noticed that the 7600GT's don't require more power than the slot provides so my PSU (FSP AX500-A) should be able to handle it. Which of the cards would be better/more worth it?
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    Free Popcorn!! (You Pay Shipping)

    Just saw this on TV and thought of posting it here. Only catch is, YOU pay for shipping: http://www.daleandthomaspopcorn.com/freepopcornoffer.aspx?channel=800popcorn
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    DVD-R woes

    I got a MicroAdvantage flashed to AOpen 1616ARR DVD writer drive. I have Memorex DVD-R media and I have been trying to burn a copy of Windows Vista that I downloaded recently so that I can try it out. I have tried to burn on 2 different discs and both of them error out. I have 3 other discs...
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