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    Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI - Issue Tracker

    I'm going to use this space to track the issues and solutions I've encountered with the GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI. After doing some searching, a lot of the other Gigabyte X99 boards have similar features / issues; feel free to add your input! Latest BIOS: F8c (9/18/14) 1) Unable to enter BIOS...
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    HD 7970's in Crossfire - An Enthusiasts Rant

    Longtime PC enthusiast here just looking to vent on the HD 7970. I've always been an early adopter of the new iterations of PC hardware. I've never been loyal to a side (Intel vs AMD, Nvidia vs ATI); I always purchased whichever product was the best performing, usually on day 1. So when AMD...
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    FT02 - Cooling ability worth the upgrade?

    Currently I am running a Corsair H80 on a 3930k in a Lian Li PC-60FNWX. While the case is aesthetically pleasing and works well enough for a mild overclock, there is not enough airflow to keep the CPU cool when pushing higher clocks / voltage. After reading some reviews, it looks the...
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    HD 7970 - Drivers, CAPS, and Hotfixes

    For all of you that have installed your HD 7970: 1) Which driver are you using? The latest released on 1/9/12? http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/radeon-7900-series.aspx 2) Which version of the CAPS (if any) have you installed? 3) Have you installed any Catalyst hotfixes? Thanks in...
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    R0 Vertex 3 Performance - 1 Month Later

    A positive experience with the new Vertex 3's: I had some initial problems with the widely publicized BSOD's on my Vextex 3 array (specs in sig). After updating to FW version 2.09, the BSOD issues were resolved and I started using my PC as normal. I use this rig mainly for gaming and...
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    Corsair H80: Unboxing, Installation, Review, and Testing

    I replaced my aged Thermalright TRUE with the new Corsair H80 and figured I'd do and install / review video in the process. Video: Corsair H80: Unboxing, Installation, Review, and Testing; - YouTube If you want to skip to a desired part of the video: Unboxing...
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    Favor from GTX 580 and Sandy Bridge Owners

    I'm making some comparisons in an attempt to quell my inert need to upgrade. Can someone with a single GTX 580 and a sandy bridge CPU run a few benches for me? - Please list your system specs, current OC's, etc. - Preferable res of 1920x1200 or 1080p Canned Benchmark: Unigine Heaven 2.5...
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    Upgrade path: Sandforce SSD's in RAID?

    I'm looking to replace my C drive, an aging 300GB (150GB x 2) Raptor X RAID 0 array, with a SSD array. I'm looking to save some cash buy purchasing some cheaper 120GB drives and RAID'ing them for the added space + extra performance. Questions: 1) Does anyone have experience RAID'ing...
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    GTX 580 - Post your OC's

    As the subject says: How is everyone making out with their GTX 580 OC's? I'm running 830 / 4200 stable. I tried going to 850MHz on the core, but this gave me artifacts in Unigine Heaven. I'm starting some tests at 840MHz. A few hours of gaming should do the trick :)
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    Looking for Vista Home Premium 64bit - OEM Disk

    Evening! Any of you kind gents / ladies have a 64bit OEM (System builders or Manufacturer's) version of Windows Home Premium? I'm just looking for a legit and unmodified copy of the disk as I already have a valid product key. I need either: - An ISO of the disk: I'll provide a FTP upload...
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    My Q9450 / 780i Build, OC, & Benches! [PICS]

    Finished up the build earlier this week. After some tweaking today, I thought I'd share my results for anyone considering a Q9450 / 780i combo. Specs are in the sig! Results Q9450 @ 3.6GHz / 1.4v 4GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 @ 1125 [5-5-5-18] / 2.1v Close up of the CPU...
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    Raptor X Owners - Remove Sticker?

    Hello all. I've just purchased a second Raptor X to use in RAID 0 for my main rig. After receiving the new "bulk" drive, I noticed that it came with a plastic film sticker which covers a good portion of the transparent drive cover. After tearing my rig apart, I noticed the old drive that I...
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    NEC 2490WUXi - Looking for Some Advice

    I currently use a Dell 2405FPW as my main monitor. I use it for everything; gaming, photoshop , premiere, movies, browsing, etc. I bought it at a time when my previous CRT had given out, and I was looking for a large and somewhat inexpensive LCD replacement. Now, I'm looking for a replacement...
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    Rack Diagram - Visio 2007 Professional

    I'm redoing our rack diagrams since much has changed during our most recent upgrade. 2 Questions 1) Is there a place to grab custom shapes? I'm looking for ones that represent a firewall, spam filter, etc. 2) How the HELL do you resize a router to 1U??? It starts at 4U and you can...
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    680i SATA Controller Bandwidth Confusion (Pic)

    I'm a bit confused about the maximum bandwidth available to each device on an SATA channel. In the pic below, taken from the eVGA manual for a 680i SLI board, it shows that there are 2 channels assigned to 3 different controllers: 2 Questions: 1) In this case does each controller or each...
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    Does X-Fi CMSS interfere with true 5.1 sources?

    Question: In "Game Mode", say I have CMSS enabled while listening to some music. Then I fire up a game that supports full 5.1 channel surround. Is the CMSS "feature" temporarily disabled when there's a true 5.1 source? Thanks, ~Aux
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    Lost Planet Benchmark: What's your numbers?

    Just wanted to start a small database to compare and contrast some framerates on this demo using the built in benchmark. Demo download: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_lostplanet_downloads.html Along with your hardware and current clocks, be sure to Specify which OS, graphics driver...
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    Help Migrating to a Larger Boot Hard Drive

    With the release of Stalker, SupCom, and the Vanguard trial, I've finally "outgrown" my trusty old original revision (00FLA0) 74gb Raptor. I use the Raptor as my C: drive; It contains windows XP, all of my apps, and the page file. I use a second 400gb drive for all data files. I have, in...
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    Custom Shortcut Key "Delay"

    Recently, I've noticed that all of my custom keyboard shortcut keys in Windows XP Pro have developed a 2 second delay before launching the associated application. For example, if I assigned a keyboard shortcut to notepad to use the keystroke CTRL + ALT + 1, it used to launch notepad...
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    Huge Favor - XP Professional Volume ISO

    I'm in a bit of a fix here. We have 10 new laptops that are replacing old models due to be deployed this weekend. However, our copy of Windows XP Professional Media is damaged beyond readability. I was wondering if someone could make me an ISO of their media CD since Microsoft can only...
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    7800GTX, Quake 4, and my front lawn

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    Adobe Premiere Pro 2 vs My Patience

    Anyone here use Premiere Pro 1.5 or 2.0? If so, is there a way, for the love of god, to DISABLE the "feature" that automatically enables the Windows visual effect: "Animate windows while minimizing and maximizing" when Premiere starts? It has got to be the most annoying, productivity...
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    PS3 Owners: 2 big questions

    I'm looking to purchase a PS3 to replace an aging PS2 and also act as a media center. 2 Questions I have: 1) Does the PS3 act as a LocationFree player? Meaning can you use the PS3 to stream video to a PSP across the internet? I know this was "rumored" to be a feature but I wanted to hear...
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    8800GTX: Missing Nvidia Profile

    I'm using an eVGA 8800GTX with the latest drivers from nVidia's website, version 97.02. When attempting to manage my game profiles, I noticed that over 60% of the profiles aren't there! 1) Do other 8800GTX owners have all of the profiles? 2) If not, is this because the card is new? I'm...
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    Conroe and my lonely 7900GTX's

    Imagine its July 23rd/24th (or whatever the actual release date is for Conroe) and the egg is chock full of E6600's at a great price. I think, what do I do with my 2 7900 GTX's?!? SHIT there's no nForce 590 boards availible! How do I live? Am I the only one concerned that the new nForce...
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    X300: How do you "enable" Hypermemory?

    Just got a new test box here at work... its a Dell Dimension 9150 including a low end X300 with 128mb of "Hypermemory." Looking in the catalyst control center, it shows that the card has 32mb onboard, which is fine yet, none of my system memory is in use. For some reason, the "Hypermemory"...
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    SATA Channel Bandwidth: nForce 4 SLI x16

    Before doing some drive swapping I just wanted to confirm some things here on ye old trusty forum :) The Asus A8N32-SLI that I use has 4 SATA connections controlled by the nVIDIA chipset and 2 SATA connections (one internal and one external) controlled by the Silicon Image chip. Currently, I...
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    AC Freezer 64 Pro - cpu block too small?

    Has anyone else out there noticed that the cpu block on the Freezer 64 Pro is to small? Even worse is that on my motherboard, the A8N32-SLI, the block doesnt even cover the whole cpu shim! It's almost impossible to get a pic of what I'm talking about so I made a quick diagram in mspaint, lol...
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    Quake 4 + 7900GTX + Ultra Quality = Problems

    Just got around to playing some multiplayer Q4 this afternoon. As soon as I load up a multiplayer level, I take about 3 steps and then the game freezes. I'm still able to alt + tab or ctrl + alt + del out of the game. The game works just fine in Ultra Quality mode in single player and works...
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    Playability Perception - Framerates & Clockspeeds

    Let me apologize ahead of time for the long post... but I hope some of you would either find this intresting or have some insight on this topic. Previously, I had a single BFG 256mb 7800GTX which served me well over the last 8 months or so. About a month ago, I wandered into the realm of...
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    The BFG Support Saga - Are we there yet?

    **UPDATED** 2/2/06 - The "Solution" Post #19 **UPDATED** 2/6/06 - Not Again... Post #21 **UPDATED** 2/9/06 - Success!!! Post #24 Lifetime warranty eh? I bought a nice 'lil BFG 7800GTX 256mb from newegg slightly over 2 months ago. I picked BFG mainly because it came with a sweet...
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    Widescreen, FEAR, and my bank account

    So I've taken a vacation from some MMORPG's and have been on this single player FPS kick the last 2 - 3 months. I've found myself with a beautiful 2405FPW and played through a bunch of great games: Doom 3, HL2, Quake 4, and COD2 Up until this point, my setup (see sig) has been able to play...
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    USB latency

    Hello all and thank you ahead of time for your replies. Has anyone ever had any experience with a "delay" across a USB hub? For example, say I wanted to plug a wired mouse into the built in USB hub in my Dell 2405FPW monitor. Would there be any noticable delay in transmission going through...
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    The CRT that doesn't exist

    Please please please prove me wrong! I am looking for a CRT tht has: - 19" - 1600x1200 @ 85hz - Black - Aperture Grill (you know, with those annoying lines :) ) I have a Mitsubishi DP930SB which fits all of those requirements and I absolutely love it. BUT it has been discontinued and I...
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    7800GTX, Quake 4, and my front lawn

    I am this --> | | close to taking my "new" video card and launching it, frisbee style, onto my snowy front lawn and prompty ordering my black lab to leave a tightly coiled pile directly on top of this wretched waste of silicon. Now that we have my feelings out of the way, I am seriously...
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    A8N32-SLI OC Adventure - I'm a mess

    Who with a what now? I come from owning a loooong string of abit motherboards and this Asus bios looks like a disorganized mess of calculus equations tossed into a pile of vomit. Now that I have my feelings out of the way.... Here's what I'm working with: Have an X2 4400+ (Stock 11x200)...
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    X-Fi: Please solve my optical woes

    I did a quick search but i couldn't find my answer. And now for the million dollar question: Can you hook the new X-Fi up to a set of 5.1 speakers (say some Logitech Z680's) via an optical cable and get 5.1 channel sound in games? Meaning, can the X-Fi decode a games surround sound audio...
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    Convince me to change

    As I seem to require more and more things of my computer, I've finally decided to jump over to a nice dual core X2. So far, I've decided on a 4400+ with 2mb (2 x 1mb) cache, 2GB of Ballistix PC4000, and I'm going to hold onto the X850 XT for a little while longer until the next mindblowing game...
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    KV8 Pro and 80 gb SATA WD800JD

    Has anyone else had problems getting this particular drive to recognize in the bios (or Via Raid Utility)? The weird thing is, when I disconnect the SATA cable and leave the drive plugged into the power cable, the drive spins up upon startup. When I plug the SATA cable in and boot the machine...
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    OC'ed AA8XE and the phantom SATA

    Hello All. I've been playing with some of the memory multiplier settings on the AA8XE and have run into an odd issue. System is in my signature. The bios version is the latest (Bios 22, 3/28.05). - 250fsb, DDR set at 533 = 667 mem clock: Boots and works flawlessly @ 4ghz - 250fsb, DDR...
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