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    Looking for an efficient power supply for an HTPC build, Seasonic vs Antec?

    This thing is going to be running 24/7 as a file server + media player front end, so I'd like things to be as quiet as possible, while running as efficient as possible (and modular cables are a definitely plus). I already have my eyes set on this: Seasonic SS-400FL...
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    Looking for a script...

    And I'm not quite sure what to look for on Google. Basically I have a website I'm setting up for a friend that includes an image gallery (Galleriffic). The problem is, now I need something to simplify adding images to this gallery for him. I want something that will let him upload an...
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    Images aren't loading on a test page on a local test server (MAMP)

    I'm trying to develop Wordpress theme for a buddy of mine, and I figured rather than dealing with FTP, I could just design and test it locally on my MBP using MAMP. I've got everything setup and running, Wordpress installed fine, etc. but images aren't loading when I'm entering the correct file...
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    What are you guys doing for large (3+ drive) storage with limited expansion space?

    I'm quickly running out of space on my HTPC and need to figure out a clean solution, both digitally and physically speaking. I've got a Silverstone HTPC case that holds a max of 3 drives - 1 OS and 2 1TB hard drives (for movies and shows respectively). I've almost maxed out all three of these...
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    Remote desktop login to an already logged in user on desktop?

    I'm looking for a way to login via remote desktop to my HTPC user on my W7 HTPC rig. I want to be able to do this while the htpc user is already logged in and using the machine (to watch movies and whatnot) without them seeing what I'm doing (messing with Mediaportal config, file transfer, or...
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    Laptop --> Receiver via 3.5mm/RCA cable has a lot of noise w/ charging

    I'm trying to setup an old toshiba tablet pc to be an itunes hub plugged into my receiver. I've got the 3.5mm/RCA cable plugged in to the laptop headphone jack to one of the inputs on the receiver. Everything works fine when the laptop charger isn't plugged in. When it is plugged in however...
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    Need help setting up harmony remote to control W7MC via Hauppauge PVR150 IR

    I've got Windows 7 Pro, an old Hauppauge PVR 150 with the IR blaster plugged in, and my Harmony 520 remote. Windows 7 seemed to detect everything for the Hauppauge card, I haven't had to install any drivers for it. Where I'm confused is what do I need to do to get the remote to communicate with...
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    In a bit of a delimma with Windows 7 Upgrade through Dell...

    First off, if this is in anyway illegal, I apologize and disregard this post. I just picked up a Dell refurb laptop w/ Vista Home Premium that qualifies for the Windows 7 upgrade. Dell requires that you wait at least 15 days after RECEIVING the laptop to even begin the upgrade process through...
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    Media Center + Mediabrowser on Win7 Randomly Won't Play Selected Videos

    I've got my HTPC setup running Mediabrowser w/ Media Center from the guide that was floating around here a few weeks back. Everything is running fine but randomly, when I press enter to play a file (in this case an episode from the second season of Mad Men) the screen will go blue like it's...
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    Do I have a bad motherboard, wrong drivers, wrong software, what?

    Here's my main setup for my HTPC: AMD 4850e Asus M3n78-VM 4 gigs of ram I've tried using Windows 7 and XP through various installs. I've used different Nvidia drivers, different programs/codecs (MPCHC's player/internal codecs, Mediaportal + coreavc, registered MPC's codecs, WMP, etc.), I've...
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    Can I use a MSDN copy of Vista for the free Windows 7 upgrade?

    I can get Vista Business for pretty cheap through my school's MSDN website, and have read that if you purchase a copy of Vista now till the Windows 7 release, you can get a corresponding Windows 7 Upgrade (in my case Windows 7 Pro) for free. Does anybody know if this applies to a school MSDN...
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    Help me get DXVA hardware acceleration working properly in Windows 7

    I just put together a new build with these parts: Asus M3N78-VM (using latest nforce 15.26 drivers) 2x2gb PC6400 ram AMD 4850E I've got this running on windows 7 x86 (but if I could get it working on x64, I'd like that) I followed the HD encoding guide and if I go to the properties of...
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    Been out of the loop awhile, is this a worthwhile upgrade?

    I can pickup the following for $65.00: Intel d945gtp motherboard 3ghz processor (I'm assuming is dual core) 512mb of DDR2 ram Here's what I've got now: Asus A8N SLI 939 motherboard AMD 64 3000+ processor (not dual core) 1gig of PC3200 ram The setup I have now is fine. I was...
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    Need a few programs

    I'm looking for something like Tag&Rename for OSX. I know Itunes can edit ID3 tags, but I'd really rather not use it for all of the files I'm trying to edit. Something like Tag&Rename with all of its features would be perfect. I also need something that'll sync my itunes library on my windows...
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    Looking for a good analog 5.1 to RCA adapter

    I found this from Logitech and it seems like it'd be perfect. The problem is I don't really want to have to get it online unless it's from Amazon (I have a gift card) where it isn't in stock, and I can't seem to find it at Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. Does anybody know of something similar that...
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    Can someone reccomend a good FW800/USB2 HD enclosure?

    I just bought a 15.4" C2D Macbook Pro and I was planning on using my 200gig PATA drive for external storage. I want something that has both USB2 and FW800 because the laptop only has two USB2 ports (which will already be in use), and I don't plan on using the FW800 port for anything. I found the...
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    Having trouble forwarding ports on WRT54G

    I've got a WRT54G running the DD-WRT firmware, and I'm trying to forward ports 6110-6112 for Warcraft. I've setup a static IP, entered everything correctly, I've even gone step by step on some of the many port forwarding guides out there for this router, but nothing works. I have the IP set to...
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    Difference between 3700CF and 3700BN?

    I'm selling some of the parts listed in my sig to a friend of mine, allowing me to upgrade my system some. I'm looking at getting a 3700+ mainly for the 1mb cache. I've been out of the loop for a good year and a half though, so I've got a few questions. What's the difference between the...
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    How do I get DirecTV input in Mythtv?

    I'm not talking about controlling the box, though I do still have to tackle that issue. I have my RCA DTV receiver connected to my PVR-150 via s-video and RCA, and then I have a s-video/RCA going from the video card/mobo to the TV. I wasn't sure which s-video connection (1 or 0) to use on mythtv...
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    Help connect HTPC to Receiver/TV

    I've got the actual htpc built, but I'm at a loss on how to go about connecting it to the entertainment system so that I have video/audio output and also video/audio input for PVR functions. Right now the enetertainment system is setup with a 36" Proscan Standard Def. TV, an Onkyo TX-DS676...
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    Need some help with PostgreSQL

    I'm trying to setup a game server control panel (SCInterface) to mess around with on my server. It needs PostgreSQL to run, but the problem is I have zero experience with that. My server is running the latest Ubuntu with Postgresql and dependecies installed. Here's the error I'm getting when I...
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    DynDNS IP issues w/ a bridged wireless network

    I've got a wireless network here in the house that I was able to bridge over to a second smaller house I have nearby. I used this guide HERE @ AnandTech w/ my main router being a DI-624 and the second router a WRT54G flashed with the Alchemy firmware. Everything works, except I've noticed...
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    Dell E172FP Won't Display Anything

    I've got a Dell E172FP that will not display any sort of picture at all. When the unit is plugged in and turned on, the display will show up for a split second, and then go to a black screen. From then on, the monitor will switch between a black screen like it's off (w/ the power light being off...
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    Win98 networking problems

    I'm having some trouble trying to establish a solid network connection between two aging windows 98 machines. Background info: *There are two machines: FRONTDESK and SERVER *The network had worked fine before replacing SERVER with a slightly newer pc and formatting it. *Both machines are...
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    Album copy protection crashes windows

    This involves the new Foo Fighter's album (which is actually pretty good imo). As soon as I insert it into the drive and autoplay kicks in, I get the following BSOD: I tried setting the options for both music files and music cds to "Take no action," but all that did was load the...
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    Looking for square 120mm fan grills

    Anybody know where I can find them? I'm really interested in the Airplex Evo 120 Grill but it's not in stock and I don't think it will fit my BIX radiator. So, unless someone can verify that the grill does fit, where can I find square grills similar to it taht DO fit?
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    Bought A DI-624 Router, Can't Connect To The Internet

    Some background info: The ISP is Sprint DSL, right now there's only one computer connected to the router, a laptop. The laptop has both a built in wireless adapter and an ethernet port, neither of which work when trying to connect to the internet. The PPPoe username and password ARE correctly...
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    Low Voltage Woes

    I'm not too sure whether this could be the mobo, video card, or PSU (antec True430), so I'd like to run this by get some opinions about which it may be. In the last 2 or 3 days, I've been getting very strange video corruption where the screen would randomly go berserk with different bars of...
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    DSL Connection Dropping

    Here's the info: I'm using Sprint as my provider The modem is a Sprint modem, the 645 Series The router is a D-link DI-704UP I've got to computers connected through this, one with XP home and mine w/ XP Pro. Here's the problem: Basically after a certain period of time, the connection...
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    Any thoughts on the Averatec AV3250HX80?

    My mom is looking at this right now and really thinking of buying it. It's got a deal going on at circuit city where it's 899 AR and 0% interest for 12 months. I've really never heard of the brand, but here are the specs: • Athlon™ XP-M 2200+ • 80GB hard drive • 512MB RAM • S3 UniChrome™...
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    Need some help wiring the house for a network

    I'm about to setup a wired network throughout the house. I was going to go ahead and buy one of those network kits w/ everything you need, however, according to my parents, the house was wired with Cat V a few years ago (like around '98 or '99) when it was totally redone on the inside. The...
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    Running several computers off of a few generators...

    A friend of mine is looking at hosting a lan in his garage, and for the time being, will be using a few generators to run it (2 3500 watts and 1 6500 watt). I've heard that using a pc on generator can be asking for trouble with the massive power surges possibly frying the motherboard and what...
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    Need some advice on networking with 2 DSL lines

    well I'm *finally* getting broadband, but it's only 512kb. Since I've got 3 computers in the house that will all be using the internet at once, I went ahead and got 2 lines. There's going to be 1 line shared between my pc and my sister's and 1 line dedicated to the family PC on the other end of...
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    Best Dialup ISP?

    I'm still stuck on dialup. Only lately, my connection has gone to complete crap. I'm on MSN now, and where I used to connect at a decent 46kbps and around there, I now connect at about 21 or 24kbps, 30's if I'm really lucky. The phonelines are somewhat new, I've tried several different...
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    What's the difference between these two modems?

    I need a new dialup modem, and decided to look for a non-winmodem/serial based one. I have read that the U.S. Robotics Courier V.Everything modem seems to be a pretty durable, reliable modem and so I ended up buying THIS one (model 1224). However, I've found out that there are several models of...
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    Tribes Vengeance Beta Signup Now Up!

    http://support.vugames.com/betasubmission/
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    Any Reason As To Why These Cards Won't Work In My System?

    I've come across something weird that I cannot explain, and has really been irritating me. Since my 9700 pro is being sent in for a replacement, I decided to throw in my spare geforce fx5200. It seems to work fine for the first few days, however, over time, I'm getting these black screens that...
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    Is It Safe To Say My Card Is Dying?

    This has just started in the last week or so. I've changed drivers, reseated the card, check connections, etc. The card is using stock cooling, and during gaming (when this mainly happens) the card is slightly hot, but not burning hot. I'm assuming that my card is on it's way to its deathbed...
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    MX510 Freezes In UT2K4

    First off, just got UT2K4 and LOVE it. I'm having a problem with it though. My mouse (logitech mx510) seems to freeze randomly for a second or two. When it does I can't move it at all, but when it unfreezes, the camera shows where I moved the mouse. It seems to only do it in UT2K4 for some...
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    Anybody Know Of Any Good Player Stat Generators?

    I'm looking for scripts that will basically record a player's frags, deaths, most used weapon, weapon killed by the most, etc. and export it to an easy to read html file. I primarily need it for Quake 3, but if it could support any other Q3-based game, CS, or maybe even Warcraft 3, that would be...
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