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    DDR3 RAM for X38 - any?

    Looking at RAM options for my desktop rig (in sig). It's an X38 Maximus Extreme board with 4x1GB Corsair Dominator in them. Starting to find that 4GB of RAM is a bit prohibitive at times. My question - will any DDR3 kit work? I will probably stick to 2GB sticks, I don't need more than 8GB in...
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    Happy Easter [H]ard Folders!

    Happy Easter [H]ard folders! Long time member, been a while since I posted, and on and off folder for the [H]orde. Thought I would share what I am folding with this Easter! Both my systems are in my signature. Recently got the QX9650 to 3.8GHz stable with the RAM at 1600MHz. For a 4 year...
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    Australian R18+ Games Debate

    Thought this might be worth a read for a lot of people, it seems as though the debate about games classifications will not go away anywhere: Full article: http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,23447566-5014239,00.html Its interesting that the debate can carry on (both here in...
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    Wireless networking problems

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    Antec P160W thoughts?

    Looking at the Antec P160W case for my next system (hopefully a Quad Core monster start of next year), and I've read some pretty good reviews on it. I have to ask the question but, does anyone have this case, and how does it fare? It will have at least 5 hard drives in it, a DVD-RW (duh), and...
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    Vista compatibility with XP apps

    The new version of Windows is looking pretty good. Having said that, there is one point that I'm not clear on - will my current XP applications (Office, games, programming tools etc.) work on Windows Vista? I have been looking for an answer on the net and what I've got has been either very...
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    2006 - Whats Next in Gaming?

    2005 - A lot to like and dislike on the front of gaming. We saw some great ideas and innovations, such as SLi, the nVidia 7800 series, the Sony PSP, the Microsoft XBox 360 to name a few. For games, we saw the much anticipated release of Quake 4, F.E.A.R, Battlefield 2 (OK, a lot to like AND...
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    New Socket 754 Motherboard w/ AGP

    I've been having some dramas with my system of late and have decided to return my motherboard under warranty. But, I've decided to fit a better motherboard in there using the components I already have (system in signature). This includes a Socket 754 CPU, 6600GT AGP card & DDR400. Also...
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    Is this a faulty hard drive?

    My Western Digital 80GB IDE hard drive is causing me concerns. My computer as a whole hasn't performed up to the best it could be, and has done some annoying things to me over the last couple of weeks. This has culminated in a few very interesting events: Firstly, last Monday the computer...
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    Okay, I give up... where is a .m2v codec?

    As the title says, I'm looking for a .m2v codec. Googling does nothing, I can't seem to find much on it anywhere. Where would be a good place to get it? I have Nimo codecs installed, but it doesn't have it either :( Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Subscription access + Paypal... in Australia?

    I dunno if this has been covered in another thread, but anyway... I am thinking of finally suporting the [H] by ordering a subscription. I'm not totally sure of the process, but as far as I know you sign up in PayPal, tie it to a bank account, order a subscription, the money comes out and its...
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    Wireless networking problems

    Well, it all started when I applied for ADSL... I live with my parents (I'm only 18), and to help with uni we applied for ADSL (which has only recently been activated at our exchange). To cut a long story short, because I live in a seperate part of the house (detached from the main bit), I...
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    How can I get to the max res in Need For Speed: Underground 2?

    I dunno where to put this one, I'm guessing its here but mods, please move if you think otherwise. I've been getting back into Need For Speed: Underground 2 recently, having not tried it with my new setup (6600GT, 19"LCD, Logitech Cordless MXDuo), only to find I'm stuck at 1024x768 res as the...
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    Logitech Z-3e's - any thoughts?

    Does anyone have or heard much about the Logitech Z-3e 2.1 speakers? Any opinions/thoughts/experiences from any one that has them? Currently i'm thinking about buying them, we have a set where I work and they sound awesome when connected to a laptop. I was thinking of using them as the front...
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    Having some problems with smoke (In games)

    Well, all is pretty good with my system *cough*awesome*cough*, running great FPS at hi-res with high detail settings, except when it comes to smoke. For example, in NFS:U2, when I do a burnout, the smoke made drops the framerate from about 30-40FPS to about 3 or 4 FPS. Why? Is there a problem...
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    Weird Halo problem...

    I don't really know which forum to put this in, but its a game problem so I thought I would put it here. Mods, please move if necessary. Anyway, I was installing Halo the other night, and that went fine, but when I tried to run it the monitor switched modes about 6 or 7 times really quickly...
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    Opinion/critiques on new system...

    Hi all. I'm looking at getting a new PC, and I've got the parts sussed out. Here's what I can get: AMD Athlon 64-bit 3000+ MSI T8MM-IL mobo 512MB DDR-400 RAM (VDATA) Powercolor Radeon 9600XT 256MB video card 80gig Western Digital Hard drive w/ 8MB cache LG CD-burner Black Case w/...
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    What is the oldest system you have in use?

    Here's somthing I was just wondering.... what is the oldest system that you have in use? Take my computer for example (in sig). Its now about six years old, has very dated parts, but is still in constant use. So... who has the oldest, working system that they use?
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    Empicentre: Thoughts?

    http://www.empicentre.com.au/empicentre/empicentre.htm What do you learned [H]ard People think? Its got a lot of things going for it, its one of the few specially made PC home theatre systems on the market. Opinions, please. I just want to see what you think. :)
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    Burn-in on LCD monitor?

    My dad has a BenQ FP575 (I think). As he uses CAD everyday, he basically has the same window design open all day. He now has a white outline on the monitor where the edges of menus and buttons are in the CAD program. My question is: can LCD monitors suffer burn-in like CRT's? I was always told...
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    Opinions on Steering Wheels for PC

    Just looking for your opinions on PC steering wheels. I like the Logitech ones, but I'm looking for good price v performance, as well as feel, functions, features and longevity. And preferably USB (although most are USB anyway :rolleyes: ). Thanks.
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    Dual Layer media Availability

    I've been looking at Dual-Layer DVD burners for a little while, and while their price is pretty good, I have to say I have not seen any Dual Layer media available, both write-once and RW discs. Does anyone have any idea of their availablility and their price, especialyy the RW media?
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    Better RAM speeds help OC?

    OK, here's a question from a friend, I had no idea what the answer was: He has a mobo that has DDR 333. He's run into some problems with overclocking. The question is, if he installs DDR 400 RAM will he be able to OC the processor without having to OC the RAM? Won't that be better for stability...
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    Flash Drives - Kingston or BenQ good?

    BTW, mods, I don't if this belongs here or what. Plz move if you need to ;) Anyway, I just wanted to know what the quality of the Kingston Flash Drives are and the BenQ ones. There's about 20$ (Australian) difference, I'm looking at the 128MB models. I need honest opinions and real-life...
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    USWC - who has it and does it work?

    This might sound slightly noobie, but does USWC work on modern cards? Nobody seems to say anything about it in releases and tests/benchmarks, and that leads me to the other half of my question... who has it enabled on their machine? It works on my machine (see sig), and easily get heaps more FPS...
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    BIOS performance settings - what are these?

    I thought I knew all about the settings in mobos about performance, but I have a couple I don't completely understand: Host Bus Fast Data Ready Video BIOS Shadow PCI Latency Timer I don't know if these are covered in tweak3d or the General Hardware Tweak guide. The first one is old, I...
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    Question about ECC RAM and socket 939 processors

    Here's one that's caught me out and need a definate answer: Does the AMD Socket 939 processors (the FX series) need ECC RAM? The AMD website says it requires registered RAM. I know this sounds noobie-ish, but is registered RAM and ECC RAM the same? This has confused be, especially cause...
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    Curious about temps...

    Just a quick one. Is 50 - 55 degrees C under heavy load about right for a 2.8? I was 60 degrees C before I added a case fan to the system, but are those temps alright? Doesn't cause CPU throttling or anything? Silly question maybe, but I'm just curious and unknowledgable about this. Thanks.
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    Quad speaker setup troubles

    I don't know how many of these have been posted around here, but I am having real trouble trying to set up my quad speaker setup. I think I have the speaker placings right (following the guide set out by tweak3d.net), but when I play games it doesn't sound like surround sound - albeit with four...
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    Resources for game development (books, compilers...)

    This may seem like a silly question, but does anyone know of any books or resources on how to make games (ie the programming aspect, using C\C++, DirectX etc) ? I'm going into uni next year and i'm hoping to get into a course that has a big games creation component, but I'm becoming impatient...
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    Need quick opinion...

    Dad is going to buy a new vid card (upgrading from MX-440SE - about time, thing doesn't have a fan, crap performance and lockups). Anyway, wanting to know the best nVidia card for his needs. He's a drafty by day, so he uses AutoCAD, and plays games sometimes at the weekend. Anyway, just wanting...
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    Where's all the people gone?

    Is it just me or has no-one come back? Do they know its up? Do I hang out at the wrong forums? Or is it because of the time difference out here? Or does nobody like me? :( General hardware is quiet these days, before I could have great conversations with people on the forums, now I have to wait...
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    Speaker and Sound card systems - what do you have?

    Looking around the Audio forums, it seems most people have whole systems. Myself, i have different speakers. Here: Sound card: Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD. Really good for music and games, brilliant sound quality, supports everything. Front Speakers: Labtec LCS-600 (nearly 10 years old...
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    Sluggish performance on a top computer. Help!

    Hey all, good to see the forums back. Anyway, i have this problem (my dad's actually). He has a P4 2.8Ghz, ASUS P4PE mobo, 512meg of DDR-333 (i think it is ECC-RAM, more on that later), GeForce 4 440MX vid card. Basically, hi computer runs like crap. He runs Win 98, and although he probably...
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    Monitor dying?

    The other night my Proview monitor was displaying fine, when suddenly it all collapsed into a single, strong bright line across all the screen, like the vertical scanner stopped working, it was projecting on just one line across. This single, really bright light. I turned the monitor off, and...
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    OC'ing programs for Voodoo Vid cards?

    Hi all, i have a Voodoo Banshee vid card (see sig, model: Gigabyte GA-630). It is over 5 years old now, and has decent drivers. I was wondering if anyone know of any apps or drivers that would enable me to OC the card. That or any hardware mods, but i cant find anything on the board of the card...
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    OC'ing the Pentium 3

    Hi all, I overclocked my P3 on the weekend (yay!!!) to get 526 mhz out of it. I'm an overclocking newbie, this was my first one, and i like to take it in small steps cause the CPU is old and may just blow up :p .... Anyway, i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with OC'ing Pentium...
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    Office XP - uninstallation

    Hi all, my first post here. Anyway i want to uninstall Office XP, it randomly locks the display after a while, so i want to get rid of it. But i've heard the uninstallation is very messy and leaves bits in the registry and causes general problems. Have i heard wrong? Is there any tricks to...
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    New system - need advice

    Hi all, I am thinking about getting a new system to replace The Old Machine (see sig). I was looking at spending less than $1000 Aus ($750 US), but i already have case, fans, CD-ROM, burner and floppy drive. I can get a P4 2.8c, QDI mobo, 256 meg DDR-RAM, GeForce FX 5200 128meg video, and 40...
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    [H]ardOCP vs. Infinium, yes another thread...

    Well i just wanted to say this now and get it over with. No i'm not just going to say Infinium sucks. The fact is, what has become of society when one person (or company) sues another person (or company/organisation) on a baseless claim, saying that in an article, there were problems with the...
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