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    HP G56 laptop won't boot with SSD in

    Is the Kingston SSD not sata 2? Would it be sata 3?
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    SSD Boot Drive + HDD Storage Drive Question

    There's always a small amount of data written to the boot drive when you install any program, and for games it can be significant. Virtually all of it though is confined to the documents folders, so if you're sure you've correctly moved them to the storage drive, then that should remove this...
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    HP G56 laptop won't boot with SSD in

    Thought about updating the BIOS but didn't do it because I've never done that before on a computer and didn't feel like learning. I checked and found my BIOS was from 2010, the manufacturer had one from 2011. So I updated to that newest version, which I do see in the BIOS now showing that new...
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    HP G56 laptop won't boot with SSD in

    I have an older HP G56 laptop which I wanted to upgrade. So I took my Kingston SSDNOW V100 64GB SSD and put it into the laptop, figuring it would be an easy process to just reformat during installation of Windows 7. But with the SSD in the laptop, it doesn't proceed past the very first screen...
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    Anyone affected by the Epsilon data breach?

    There's obviously a link here. I'm not the only one to have also reported fraudulent charges on my card coinciding with this data breach. I'm OCD with my finances, keeping my number extremely private and safe. I've had credit cards for 3 years now and just now had this happen. This can't just be...
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    Anyone affected by the Epsilon data breach?

    Add me to the list of those who had fraudulent charges. I never even made the connection to this event! I got the email from Citi Mastercard a few weeks after there were 3 or 4 fraudulent charges from the UK on my card (I'm Canadian, and rarely travel, thank you very much :P). I have two...
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    Odd IP given by router.

    Okay that makes more sense... Man that's a ridiculous claim for an ISP to make. "We don't support routers." What lazy bastards. Thanks for the help. :3
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    Odd IP given by router.

    lol don't support routers. We have them and use a WRT54G running DD-WRT. That doesn't make any sense for any ISP to not support routers. Alrighty then looks like I'll have to go pay another visit and do some crawling around. Ugh I was hoping it could be simply done over TeamViewer.
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    Odd IP given by router.

    Yup, Cogeco is the ISP. I didn't think it mattered. I at first thought "oh they're connected directly to the modem" because that's what it looks like. But no they get a wireless signal throughout the house. Perhaps it's an odd combo unit?
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    jitter on lan when game running in background

    30ms isn't terribly bad. I just did a quick test though where I have to hop over two wires, through a switch, and two wireless links to get to my primary router, and it returned 1ms consistently so I suppose you could use some improvement. I use DD-WRT on all my routers and never anything...
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    Odd IP given by router.

    I reformatted a laptop for someone and they needed to reconnect to their home network. They had the local ISP set up a wireless router for them and they don't know which brand it is (they don't really know much about computers in general). Therefore I have no idea how to go in and reset the...
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    I'll have to look for a review/comparison sometime soon once MSE 2 has been out for a good amount of time. I'm not going to blindly follow some program I'm accustomed to using. I'll go with whatever becomes best. That's how I got to Avast in the first place.
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    With a more serious, non fan-boy tone, I think Avast is plenty light. And at zero dollars, it's great value. I work as a freelance computer technician and I put it on every computer I work on. My clients love the transparency. (The gaming mode, as they call it). Absolutely no popups or other...
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    Avast FTW. /endthread
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    Futureshop and Bestbuy boxing day deals

    Hi guys, for those who haven't already seen them, I've condensed the list of deals offered, provided by redflagdeals, to show the PC/Netbook/Laptop deals: Bestbuy: HP Vision Desktop w/AMD Athlon II 530 Quad Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD, Radeon HD 4200 - $399.99 Acer Netbook with...
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    Raid 0 4x640 WD aaks or a SSD?

    I'd recommend a single good SSD over 4x raid 0 HDD's for gaming. I think the loading of tons of small files will be faster. Best case scenario: 2x raid 0 with two good SSD's. It would run you less than $200 for example for about 0.5 GB/s of random read speed, with about 128 GB of space. (In...
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    Gmail Problem

    Ohh are you speaking of the Gmail Notifier application?
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    uTorrent has gone commercial

    uTorrent works just fine. I don't see why people are getting so worked up over a few additions to the program. When it was launched, the idea was to create an extremely lightweight client that would run quickly on any system, even older ones. Among today's hex-core PC's with up to 12 GB of...
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    Gmail Problem

    Gmail has the option to "not" use conversation view? Wow, I never knew that. That was one of the main reasons I switched from Hotmail back in 2004. I could never imagine using Gmail any differently. :P OP, I suggest you suck it up and give it a try. Get with the times, the way Gmail presents...
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    Commercial Wireless Router

    Actually, if I were you, I'd forget about commercial routers and look into consumer routers that are customizable with firmware and external antennas. DD-WRT is a firmware for a whole bunch of routers that makes them more stable and allows for tons of customization. I personally don't use...
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    Installed XP after installing 7 --> Error loading operating system

    I receive this message whenever the computer attempts to boot now. First time was during the first reboot of XP setup. I googled around and found it is a common problem apparently, and that the only fix (to restore 7) is to use some sort of "Windows 7 Recovery Console" which apparently doesn't...
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    Windows 7 Drivers for Gateway MX6440?

    Hey, not sure exactly where to post this, I searched around the net quite a while and also did a few quick searches in the forum but couldn't find anything. I'm converting my PC's to W7 and I'm looking for drivers for an older laptop I purchased in 2006. It's a Gateway MX6440. It came with...
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    New SATA drive won't boot!

    That's what I'm doing. The data is almost done transferring back onto the old drive. I'm just going to reinstall Windows and transfer it all back after. Thanks for the help. :) I was really at a loss earlier. This is the first time I've ever worked with SATA drives. Btw I just realized I posted...
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    New SATA drive won't boot!

    Wait... I partitioned my drive isolating Windows XP to the primary partition. Will I be able to get away with just reformatting the primary partition during setup and installing Windows XP (not having the move all the data off the other partitions and back onto them)? EDIT: Scratch that...
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    New SATA drive won't boot!

    Crap. This is already my second reinstall of Windows since I started with the drive today. lol Is there any way to fix this without going through all that? It will take a long time to transfer all the data back and I really don't feel like reinstalling Windows+drivers again. :( note: by...
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    New SATA drive won't boot!

    I just installed a new SATA drive and added it into my case while keeping the old PATA in so I could transfer data over. I installed Windows to the primary partition of the SATA and did my stuff and when I had all the data from the old drive transferred over I disconnected the ribbon and power...
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    AM2 6000+ 40 idle, 55 load... (probably the case)

    Check for plastic covers on the heat sink remaining from installation.
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    Price Drops Announced

    I bet the current strong Canadian dollar is the reason the prices are so low. I'm Canadian so I follow the dollar a lot and pay attention to things. When it's low, the US buys a lot of our stuff so our jobs are safe and secure (ones that involve exporting to the states, I mean). But when it's...
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    Good CPU benchmarking program?

    Thanks. :)
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    Good CPU benchmarking program?

    I use Sisoft SANRA right now for benchmarking CPUs because of how it outputs good raw information which can easily be compared to other CPUs. It outputs in MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) and MFLOPS (Million Floating Point Operations Per Second). The only qualm I have with the program is...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    Haha that's the second time I've been put into someone's sig on these forums. The first time was because of a really awkward joke I made though, not because of my n00bishness. Just be sure to fix my typo in your sig... attacked = attached. "attacked" is what I was doing to the CPU during this...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    The plastic was a thick cover (not some peel off thing) at least 1mm thick, so that explains why it didn't melt. This was my first time putting together a new motherboard and CPU. Hopefully the second time will be a little smoother and problem-free. Like you said, we live and learn. :P
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    lol ya it was kind of embarrassing admitting that. There's no way I mention this to my friends or I'll probably lose what little geek cred I have :P To the guy who mentioned it, it was 113 C, not F. I'm Canadian, so I pretty much always use Celsius eh. As for the board not shutting the...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    Found the problem: Upon reading the manual, I noticed that it mentions thermal paste being already applied. I unmounted the heatsink, and checked for it. There was this thick solid plastic cover still attacked to the bottom of the heatsink! Apparently, I went a little too quickly while...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    All right. I'll make sure I get some ASAP. Thanks guys.
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    I didn't use thermal paste/thermal grease...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    The mount is secure... I made sure it snapped onto the heatsink securely. The two are inseparable, so I don't see how I could improve that. I guess my only option is to buy a case fan or two, like you suggested. That or purchase a better quality heatsink. I get the impression that Zelman coolers...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    Okay, I went into my BIOS and got this info from the PC Health area: CPU Tcontrol: 65C System Temperature: 61C CPU Fan Speed: 0 RPM System Fan Speed: 3020 RPM CPU Vcore: 1.23V VDIMM: 1.87V The fan speeds reminded me of an issue I faced while assembling the parts. The CPU fan's power...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    I figured it was rediculous. My old Athlon XP 2600+ ran in the 30s idle, 40s under full load. Just as a side note, my CPU case has no case fans (I know, I need to get some) and I'm using the stock heatsink and CPU fan. Just a quick question, and I'm not trying to seem n00bish here, but by...
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    X2 3800 running at 113C under full load. :|

    I just recently installed a new upgrade into my computer. An AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ was the CPU I chose. I've been fooling around and trying stuff out and it performs fantastically, but I have a bit of an issue. I'm part of a group for distributed.net, which is similar to the Folding@Home...
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