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    RAID 6 disk swap to increase capacity

    I'm currently running 8 500GB drives in RAID 6 and would like to swap all the disks with 1TB or greater. My question is, can I just clone/ghost each 500GB to each larger disk. Or replace each one in the RAID and let it get rebuilt? What would be the proper procedure, without having to back...
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    Questions about Quadro NVS 420

    I recently was given an NVS 420 and was wondering a few things about it. I do a lot of video and photo editing and will be getting a U3011 monitor very soon, I will have two 24 inch monitors on either side of it also. I game but not as often as I used too. Currently running an XFX 5850 BE...
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    Backup Applications for a system relaod?

    Is it possible to back up installed programs so that when I re-load Windows 7, I don't have to go through re-installing all my software from cd/dvd, but rather migrate, for a lack of a better term, them back in? Main reason I'm asking is future hardware upgrades, re-installing Windows is no...
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    Difference between XFX HD-587X-ZNFC and XFX HD-587A-ZNF9

    Other then the cooling solution and the PCI Express 2.0 and 2.1, is there any big differences between the 2 cards? XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 XFX HD-587X-ZNFC
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    Lian Li PC-A77 or PC-B70?

    I'm in the market for a new case and have narrowed it down to the PC-A77 and PC-B70. I'd like to hear from anyone who owns these cases and there experience with it so far. There's also the possibility of the PC-X500 TIA,
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    Good i7 Board without sli or crossfire?

    Can you all make some recommendations for a good i7 motherboard that will OC well but doesn't have sli or crossfire, as I won't be using dual or triple cards? Been out of the loop for minute working crazy long hours, and bareley have time to be on the net,,heh I'd really appreciate it. Thanks
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    Vista x64 firewall keeps closing by itself ?

    Every time I go to open the Windows Firewall, it'll open for about 2 to 3 seconds then it closes by itself. It's a real pain when your trying to block/unblock a program. Same thing when I open Windows Defender too. Whether I open them from the Control Panel or Security Center. Anyone else...
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    Wireless and LAN won't cooperate in Vista

    Me and a friend use a shared internet connection. I use a Belkin USB Wireless adapter to connect to the internet on his router, which is seperate from my LAN router. But the only way it works is when I disable my LAN. If I connect to the wireless network while my LAN is enabled I won't get...
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    Need x64 atapi.sys file

    Could someone upload there atapi.sys file from a Windows x64 system please. The one on my XP Pro x64 SP2 cd is corrupted, I tried the disc in a couple systems and have the same problem. I looked high and low on the net and can't find it anywhere, unless I over looked it.. TIA
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    Vista, ICS, and Dial-Up

    OK I've tried just about everything and I cant get Vista's ICS to cooperate and work with a Broadband Dial-Up connection. I have 2 machines running Vista Business, They are connected in a LAN through a router, DHCP by router. I've tried setting the networks to Private and Public, I've tried...
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    Good thin keyboard?

    I'm in the market for a new keyboard. Since I game I want it to be wired and with a num pad. I love the style of the diNovo Edge and that's basically the style I'm looking for, something thin and sleek. I tried the Razer Lycosa and really liked it, thought I had what I wanted, thin, laptop style...
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    8GB on 32bit and 64bit OS?

    I'm planning on building a new system. I want to do a dual boot Vista Ult 64bit and XP Pro 32bit. I use the XP as a DAW and have to use the 32bit for driver and software reasons. My question is will the 8GB have any adverse effects with the XP Pro 32bit OS?
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    Drivers for MCP61?

    What drivers do I use for the MCP61P chipset? Thanks
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    Upgrading AGP card, 3 choices, recomendations?

    I'm looking to upgrade from my weary 5900,,,lol I'm still running an NF7-S(v2) nForce2 chipset board also,,heh Should I get a 6800, 7600, or a X1650PRO? And would there be any compatibility problems? Thanks
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    Stable AM2 board?

    I'm getting tired of my old system here, and not being able to play the newer games or fully enjoy some of the games I have all ready. So I've decided to build a new system and I'm going the AMD route. But deciding on an AM2 m/b board is kind of a problem at this point. I'd like to hear from...
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    Camcorder Suggestions

    OK, I want to get a camcorder, digital prefered, this will be my first one. Other then searching the web for info, does anyone have any suggestions? For now, I'd like to pay as least as possible, but still get a decent piece of equipment. But if need be I'll spend a few extra bucks if I have...
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    Need help editing/modifying an xtf file

    Anyone know what prog(s) I could use to edit/modify a .xtf file? I've been trying to find something but haven't found anything yet. The file I'm trying to edit is a flash file for a PODxt Live. Here's the file if you want to take a look at it. http://home.comcast.net/~mrzoso/PODxtLive_3_01.xtf...
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    Edit a .xtf file?

    Anyone know what prog I could use to edit/modify a .xtf file? I've been trying to find something but haven't found anything yet. The file I'm trying to edit is a flash file for a PODxt Live. Here's the file if you want to take a look at it. http://home.comcast.net/~mrzoso/PODxtLive_3_01.xtf...
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    Which Razer?

    I'm looking to get a new mouse and I really like the Razer line. But which one to get? The Razer Copperhead or The Razer Diamondback Plasma Limited Edition Any thoughts on this? Comments from people who use them? Thanks
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    I need a good dust-free case?

    I'm going to be building a new system soon and I want to get another case. The environment is kind of dusty so I need something that can keep the dust from getting in yet have adequate air flow. I have a P160 now and had to modify it so that the only air coming in was directly through the...
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    Will BFG 6800GT OC 256 reach Ultra Speeds?

    I need to get a new vid card and have been looking at the BFG 6800GT OC 256 and the Ultras. Will the GT reach Ultra speeds, and be reliable? Thanks
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    6600-256MB or 6800-128MB?

    I'm looking to get a video card, I'm running an FX5900 w/128 now, and was wondering about how much difference there is between the FX6600 w/256MB of RAM and the FX6800 w/128MB of RAM. I don't want to spend too much cash on it because I plan to build a new system right after the new year, but...
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    NF7-S v2.0 CPU Temp reading for Barton, where?

    I just bought an NF7-S v2.0 for one of my machines and was wondering where the temp reading will come from using an AthlonXP 2400+ (Barton core). Will it come from the sensor in the CPU well in motherboard or from the chip? When using MBM I guess I can get the temp reading from the chip...
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    Original WinXP CD Key with slipstreamed SP2?

    I want to redo my system, the XP CD I bought is old(no service packs). So I want to slipstream SP2. My question is, Will the CD key still work after I slipstream, or do I have to install it untouched and go through the Windows Update process online(uhgg)? Thanks
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    Which Socket A?

    Hi guys, OK, my old but stable ASUS A7V133 is finally taking a dump on me, the PCI Bus is starting to fizzle out, I guess it's from being constantly OC'ed since I got it, about 5 years ago. Anyhow I'm just gonna get an nForce2 Ultra chipset based board for now. Here's what I found available...
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    Which Cell Phone?

    Wasn't sure what forum to put this in but figured this one was the closest thing ;) I'm looking to get a new cell phone, my LG C1300 just don't cut it, poor reception, etc. So, I think I narrowed my choices to the Motorola V551 or the Nokia 6230. If anyone uses one of these I would...
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    Strange stuff in CoD

    I'm getting some strange effects in COD & RTCW. Check out this MOVIE, to see what I mean(it's about 10MB AVI format) I'm running Windows XP w/SP2, Athlon 2400+, FX5900 128MB NU. I only get this in CoD and RTCW. I've tried Q3A, since it's all based on te same engine, and it doesn't...
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    How to tell what numbers/letters are on CPU die?

    My friend just sent me some info on an Intel CPU. How can I tell what it is? Is there a site I can go to to find out what these are? I tried Intels site but I couldn't find anything. Thanks, ZoSo
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    Changed monitor, now blank login screen

    Well my monitor went today so I'm using an old one I had lying around. So now when I boot to Linux(SuSE 9.1), when it gets to the login screen the monitor goes blank. I'm thinking it can't handle the settings of the other monitor(the one that went bad) that linux is configured with. I've...
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    Mr.Clean Magic Eraser DUO Sample

    Not sure but I think I seen this posted a little while ago, but when I went to it the said they had no more samples. I found this new one today. Here's a little funy I found on it too :D
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    Some Funky Stuff in RTCW

    Im running XP Pro/SP1, latest DirectX and Nvidia drivers, video card is an FX5950., went from a GeForce2 Ultra(which I never had these problems) I get a few strange things in the game. One is the flame thrower flames, they come out "boxy" looking And a few of the lights show up really...
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