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    Is upgrading from X58/i7 920 to Z68 /2600K worth while?

    I am currently running a X58 mobo with a i7 920 and 6GB of ram. I am considering upgrading to a Z68 mobo with a 2600K. Do you guys think it wil make a noticeable difference? I use it for gaming and I have a HD6970 which I want to keep using. I am just not sure if it is worth the money.
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    GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 Sandy Bride Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Fixed, thanks. Kyle I am more interested in the Asus Z86 boards. At least the Asus tweaking software isn't useless. But I am wondering if there is any point in upgrading from an X58/core i7 920 to a Z86/i7 2600K system. I am not sure the difference in performance is noticeable. Let alone worth...
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    ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 Chipset Motherboard Review @ [H]

    I am very dissappointed about the Virtu feature. When I first heard about it I was very interested because of the possible power saving capabilities. After reading some tests I discovered that there is no power saving at all. That must be due to the immaturity of this technology. The Virtu...
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    VisionTek 700W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    It annoys me that many manufacturers sell rebranded hardware. For the customer it is very hard to discover what product they are buying. Brands like Corsair are known to sell rebranded products but at least they have a good QC. If large OEMs like Topower start selling rebranded products too...
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    OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review @ [H]

    On this page: http://hardocp.com/article/2011/06/27/ocz_technology_vertex_3_ssd_120gb_240gb_review/6 The vertex3 240GB is listed twice and the Agility is omitted. I am still not sure why I should buy the Max IOPS instead of the vanilla Vertex3. Sometimes it is even slower than the vanilla...
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    Help with Motherboard

    I would first reset the CMOS if you havent already done that. That may solve your problems. If that doesnt help just wait for the bios chip. I hope it isnt soldered onto the motherboard because in that care you cannot replace it. Then I would replace the CPU. Personally, i dont think that the...
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    Memory probs on P5B Deluxe

    I am running winXP 32bit. and since 2^32=4294967296 i expected to be able to use all 4 gigs. But I am sure it is not an OS problem because the bios also reports 3GB. I am going to try tp up the voltage and see what happens.
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    Memory probs on P5B Deluxe

    I have an Asus P5B deluxe mobo with 4x1GB of RAM. For some reason, windows only shows 3GB of ram. I am certain that the modules themselves are ok because my system works fine with each individual module. So I am thinking there must be some compatibility issue with them. I already had the elixir...
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    Velociraptors and ICH9R controllers...about to pull the trigger.

    Does anyone know what the difference is between the WD3000GLFS and the WD3000BLFS? I don't know which one to get.
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    SPDIF problems with X-Fi

    Ho does that help me? Even if I plug in a USB mic, the driver will still revert to mic mode. At the moment I don'd even have a mic plugged in.
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I am not looking for IPS/IDS/Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware features but I thought that the WRVS4400N was comparable to the DIR-655. I want to do some p2p and BT downloading. Therefore, it needs to be able to handle portforwarding and port triggering. My current router has those options, only it...
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    SPDIF problems with X-Fi

    I recently swapped my SB Audigy2 with a X-Fi.I am using the SPDIF output on the card which doubles as a mic input. In software, I can choose between SPDIF out and mic mode. My problem is that every time I reboot my computer, the X-Fi reverts to mic mode. The THX setup console still shows that...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I am deciding between the Linksys WRVS4400N and the D-Link DIR-655. Everyone seems to like the DIR-655 but I have seen no comments on the Linksys. Does someone have experience with it?
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    Multimonitor settings stored in profiles?

    I am using a nVidia 8800GT. It is my first nVidia card in a long time so I don't know a lot about the nVidia drivers and software. I have set up the card to use two monitors and saved a profile. Then I set it up to use one monitor and my TV and saved another profile. Loading one of the profiles...
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    Annoying Internet Explorer problem

    Whenever I open a new Internet Explorer window it is totally unresponsive. I can't even relocate the window. After a minute or so the default website loads and the browser responds normally and other websites load quickly. At first I thought that the browser was hijacked or infected by a...
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    Sound problem in Supreme Commander

    I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 and I cannot get the sound in the SC demo to work. In the in-game video's sound is working just fine but in the game the sound effects don't work. The music is OK but the voices and the sound FX don't work. I am already using the latest Audigy2 drivers. Does...
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    COD2 problems with X1950XT 256

    I set the rendering method to DirectX 7 and now I'm getting 70-90 fps@1280x1024 with all options to maximum. I'd rather use DirectX9 but since this is the only way to run the game..
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    COD2 problems with X1950XT 256

    I don't want te reinstall. Windows. I did that less than a month ago and I am tired of reinstalling all my applications. I can try to completely remove and reinstal COD2. Last time I left my saved games and profile on my PC when I removed COD2. I can also try to remove the catalyst drivers...
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    COD2 problems with X1950XT 256

    The current clock is 500MHz. But am now on the desktop. Can't check the speed when I am in the game.
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    COD2 problems with X1950XT 256

    I have a different issue with COD2. Even since I installed my new X1950XT 256MB i get framerates between 1-5 fps. When I set everything to their default values i get like 20fps max. What the hell is going on? My X800XT was able to get in the low 20-30 fps with everything turned on! The card...
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    A slight scare, x1900xt oh geez

    I have a different issue with COD2. Even since I installed my new X1950XT 256MB i get framerates between 1-5 fps. When I set everything to their default values i get like 20fps max. What the hell is going on? My X800XT was able to get in the low 20-30 fps with everything turned on! The card...
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    watercooling X1950XT - info needed

    I just ordered a X1950XT and I want to slap watercooling on it. I already have the waterblock but i still need a bracket to mount it on the GPU. I need to know what the distance between the mounting holes is near the GPU. Can anyone help me?
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    ATI 6.10 are out

    Ever since I installed the 6.10's I can no longer enable the TV-out. The TV is listed as an available device and when i place the mouse over teh TV icon, I get a balloon saying that I can activate it in the contextmenu when right-clicking on it. But when I richt-click, no contextmenu appears. Is...
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    mbm doesn't support my mobo-> no more crystal fontz

    Speedfan detects everything OK. But Crystal Control doesn't support speedfan. But I have MBM working with the P5B now. Only thing is that Crystal Control displays the temps in fahrenheit while mbm is configured to show temps in celsius :confused:
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    mbm doesn't support my mobo-> no more crystal fontz

    I don't think it is a matter of configuring MBM. MBM only shows two temperature sensors: LM78 and LM78- tekrame probe. The first gives me the system temp and the second is always at 0 degrees. Funny. It seems that you can select a different mobo from the list in teh wizard. I chose the Asus...
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    mbm doesn't support my mobo-> no more crystal fontz

    I recently bought an Asus P5B Deluxe and a C2D. Motherboard monitor doesn't fully support this board and Crystal Control is unable to use a different hardwre monitor utility like speedfan or the original asus utility. Has anyone found a workaround? Is there a LCD program that supports speedfan...
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    Logitech & Vista support

    I own MX500, MX510 and MX700 mice. They still work with MouseWare that doesnt support Vista. Does anybody know if Logitech plans to add Vista support later on?
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    Firing Squid Wastes their Ink

    I am wondering what the guys of [H] think of all the replies in this threads. I had expected the replies to be a bit biased toward [H] because, after all, this is the [H] forum. But form what I have seen (the last two pages) this is not the case. Most of the replies state that both methods have...
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    Core 2 Duo Benchmarked *real world

    What mobo are you looking at? I want a conroe in my next rig as well but I am still deciding on the mobo
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    strange boot problem

    I think your videocard is malfunctioning. It isn't completely broken, that's why the system does boot. But it is just a matter of time.
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    Sound problems in Serious Sam2

    I am having problems with the sounds in SS2. The voices and the music sounds OK. Some of the soundeffects are also OK. but the weapons don't sound the way they should. Instead of a satisfying bang when I fire the shotgun I hear a slight disturbance of the sound. I have tried to adjust the...
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    Checkdisk problems

    Thanks pigster, this was the problem:
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    Checkdisk problems

    Everry time when I boot my computer it starts checkdisk, even though it never finds any problems on the drive. Tha is really annoying and I want to stop it but I don't know how. I have already run msconfig and the register editor but I can't find any entries regarding checkdisk. Does anybody...
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    Congrats to Meedio and thanks for the $20 sale

    I am wondering: is win MCE2005 successful in the States? They launched it in the netherlands last year but the dutch people dont seem to be interested.
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    win2k scheduler skips tasks

    oops, double post
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    How to automatically disconnect users from server

    I am now using the net /delete /y command. That works just fine.
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    win2k scheduler skips tasks

    I solved my problem by locking the server instead of logging out.
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    Congrats to Meedio and thanks for the $20 sale

    Does it have support for the Pinnacle PCTV Pro or the Hauppauge PVR150? Does it need a plugin for the TV support?
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    win2k scheduler skips tasks

    Correct. That made me think that the system has to be logged in in order to work.
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    win2k scheduler skips tasks

    I am beginning to this thatthe problem may be caused by the novell network that we have. The scheduler works fine when a user is logged in. But when all users are logged off, it doesn't work anymore. I have also tried several other schedulers and they have the same problem. I will try to put...
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