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    Tracking Issues with the Cyborg MMO7

    I was wondering how many people out there that have this mouse are having major tracking issues and what mouse surface they are using. I'm trying to see if there is an optimal surface I should be using because the tracking on mine seems to be getting worse and worse. I'm losing tracking on...
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    Random Restarts

    I've been having this issue for a while now. My system randomly restarts. I'll be playing a game/browsing the web/working in a word processor when boom my system shuts off. Then a beat later it starts back up again. I've tried loads of things so I'll list them out: -I've turned off automatic...
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    Interesting Problem

    Well ever since I put together a new build I've been having an issue of my system randomly restarting or freezing. When I say random I mean it. I've had it freeze/restart under both full load and at idle. The first thing I thought of was bad ram. Memtest86+ for 12 hours straight gave me no...
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    Debating between G51JX-X3 and Qosmio X505-Q860

    Well I find myself in need of a laptop that isn't based on a p3, so I started trundling around the net. My budget is somewhere around 1,000 and I've been lookin around for about a month now. I've narrowed it down to 2 sepperate laptops but unsure which to go with. Qosmio X505-Q860: $950...
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    What vid card should I get?

    Well my 8600GT died on me not to long ago and I'm currently surviving on a lender from a friend in the form of a 8400GS. I obviously need a new one and my budget is in the ballpark of $180. For a reference here's my rig: CPU: C2D E6550 @ 2.8 RAM: 2GB Corsair DDR2 MOBO: Asus P5N-E SLI PSU...
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    Any idea where to go for good printer reviews?

    I've been google browsing for a good review site that at least had a good printer review section and seem to be drawing up blanks. I'd prefer to be able to see pictures of printed images/documents and not just someone explaining it in text. I came on here in the hope that perhaps there was a...
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    Does anyone know what hardware doesn't work in XP?

    I've been hearing some pretty nasty stories about hardware (including desktop hardware) not working with XP. This is a problem for me because I'm gonna pick up a prebuild but I don't know what doesn't have any XP support and I refuse to use Vista(mainly on principle but there is also software I...
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    What is the best AGP card out there right now?

    I asked google and his answers were mostly from October 2006 lol. Is it still the 1950XT? If so am I capable of getting that for $200? I've looked around a little bit and only the pro has come close to my buying range. Of course I haven't been to too many sites because I can't remember them...
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    Best air duct for my CPU?

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    e6400, asus p5b-e temp reading @ 86c

    My friend just built a fresh system: e6400 Asus P5B-E Antec Trio BFG 7600GT G.Skill 2x1GB sticks The system boots and the bios says that the temp is 86c. Half the time it locks up when you try to get into the Hardware Monitor in the bios. We can't get windows to install and if you leave...
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    I've been having an annoying problem w/ XP

    This problem has plagued me through different installs of XP. What happens is at some random time for some unknown reason the - button is spammed. I don't press the button but it still happens randomly. I've actually met someone else with this exact same problem and he didn't have anything...
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    Just pulled the trigger on a 2007WFP...

    Well I made the purchase and since this is going to be my first LCD I figured I would ask what programs/how should I check for dead/stuck pixels, banding, etc. Also when it gets here how do I determine whether I have an S-IPS panel or a P-MVA? Is there any sort of step by step process you guys...
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    On the hunt after doing my homework

    OK after doing some reasearch I've come to a set of conclusions on what type of monitor I want to purchase. 20" widescreen S-IPS panel with a glossy screen. Anywhere I can find a list of monitors fitting these descriptions or does anyone have suggestions? I don't really want to spend over $400...
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    What LCD to buy?

    Well I have come to the decision that I would like to purchase a widescreen LCD. I've read the sticky and I'm still uncertain on what type panel to go with. I do a small amount of FPS gaming(cs1.6) and a decent bit of MMORPG playing(Lineage II). I also watch Movies, browse the web, school work...
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    Newegg advertisement links broken?

    This is what I get when I decide to go take a look at newegg by clicking on your banners: An error occurred while processing your request. Reference #97.a53bf546.1160151668.51b514a Any idea what the problem is? Is it just me? Figured you guys should know just in case this isn't an...
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    6800 Extreme?

    Well I was surfing around looking at AGP video cards. I came upon an XFX 6800 Extreme and also saw a 6800 LS. Then I wondered what the difference was. Tried to look at the stats but the website didn't have much on the stats. What's the difference? (Sorry if this is a stupid question I kinda...
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    SATA Controller card headaches

    I picked up two SATA 200 GB Mator DM10's on a B&M Fry's deal. They refused to work properly in windows with my motherboard. So I went out and picked up a SATA Controller card with a Silicon Image chip. After doing so the problems stopped. I was able to format and store media on the drives. I...
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    What is your take on wireless rears?

    Well I have a PC w/ some pretty damn old creative 5.1 speakers that are on the fritz. I'm looking to keep the 5.1 style but would like to have wireless rears. My main reason for wanting wireless rear speakers is because the rear speaker lines that came with this creative 5.1 setup were just as...
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    Looking for a good SATA controller card

    Well I have 2 Maxtor DM10 200GB 6V200E0 drives. Windows has been being a bastard about using them at all(ie: when one is plugged in windows wont boot). They are SATA 3.0GB(don't know if they are SATA II or not :o ). I figured the best way to go about using them(hell even if I did get them...
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    Busted northbridge?

    Well about a week and a half ago I picked up 2 new maxtor 200GB SATA drives. Iconnected them properly and was aiming to format the drives and drop all my files on my old IDE drive on there and just pull out the IDE drive all together. That's where I ran into problem #1: windows wouldn't complete...
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    Having a bit of a problem with 2 new maxtors

    Well fry's had a pretty decent deal on SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB drives and I bought 2 of them. I've dropped them into the box with all the current stuff in my sig. I can't seem to get Windows to do many things with them. It started out as my current windows install (win2k updated...
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    Looking for a good setup

    Well I'm looking for a good speaker setup that would work nice for movies/gaming and all the other regular stuff you do on an average computer but I'm also looking for something with enough quality to be used as studio speakers. By studio I mean a 24-track mackey board hooked into an Echo or...
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    Problem w/ my Audigy Gamer

    Well I have the setup in my sig and a problem cropped up a while ago on my desktop. I didn't bother with it since I didn't use my desktop much but now I'm going to be using my desktop for some time and would like to have the problem fixed. The audio keeps on going from regular volume to no...
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    Steering wheel/foot pedals

    Well I have $125 to best buy and not a clue on what to spend it on besides this. I'm wondering what are the best foot pedals and steering wheels for computers. Anyone have any suggestions or reviews to point me at?
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    400vtx PSU swapping?

    I have a couple of questions that go together: 1) The place where the power cable is plugged into the laptop is busted. Is that part of the PSU inside the laptop? 2) (if the answer to #1 is yes) Is the psu switchable if I find a 400vtx psu for sale(or would I have to find a whole new...
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    Wireless drivers, Airsnort, and Kismet

    Well I kind of grew lax in linux over the past year since I started gaming more my desk is completely windows, and since my current wifi card doesn't have a driver for linux, my laptop partition of linux has a bit of dust collected on it(bassically I'm rusty). Anyways to the heart of the...
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    Looking for a list of Prism2 pcmcia cards

    Well I came across a list and was writing down the pcmca model #s that were "prism2/2.5/3" until I came to the card I'm currently using. They had it listed as the orinoco chipset which I know to be false since I've tried every orinoco driver under the sun patched and unpatched for...
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    Where can I pick up a nice AGP card?

    Seeing as I'm sitting on a GF4 and don't feel the need to upgrade my mobo and vid card at the same time I believe it's time to bump up the card to sap another year out of my system before I do a complete overhaul. Don't care what type just looking for something to tide me over for probably...
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    Best air duct for my CPU?

    Well christmas has come and gone. With christmas came a beautiful dremel 400 series XPR and now I'm itching to use it. I already plan on cutting 3 new holes outside of the cpu duct(2 over the vidcard/pci slots and a 120mm blowhole at the top). I have seen some interesting air ducts for cpus...
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    Where have all the turn based RPGs gone?

    Well It's finals week and im all studied up with only 2 more projects to complete so I figured I would start my christmas break off with a new turn based RPG only to find that I've already played every single one I want to play for both the xbox and the ps2. It seems for every rpg only 1 in 10...
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    Looking for a reliable UPS

    Well I would like to gather some info and suggestions on good UPS selections from people. First question is What is the difference between battery UPS setups and ones that don't use batteries(if there are any like that)? Second question: (yep it's the obvious one) My budget is between...
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    I'm looking for a time exposed background

    Well as the title suggests I'm looking for time exposed background pictures. Preferrably of freeways that get used by more than one car a night ;). Anyone have a site to point me to or maybe some you have backed up that you could share. I've googled the heck out of it and whenever I found...
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    Possible motherboard problems, need advice

    Alright I got the system in my sig up and running a while ago and I was out of the apt. when there was a storm. We had the power go on and off a couple times really quick in a row according to my room mate. He realized about half way through that my comp was still on and went to check it out. It...
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    How hard would it be to get a laptop mobo and insert it into my current laptop?

    Well I'm a little new to complete dissassembly of laptops but I'm just plain sick of the current setup I have in it(not to mention gateway sucks arse and wont sell even to a computer shop a spare part; ie: the connection for the outlet). Just wondering exactly how hard it would be to swap out a...
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    What security software do you use?

    Just out of curiosity what security software(anti virus included)do you guys use? I just have a norton combo that came free and it acts as a software firewall and anti virus. Really thinking about changing to antivir and avg. But then I would need a good firewall and while I'm at it I'd...
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    How would I go about making a tivo-like setup?

    Well I've got a mobo, proc, ram and basic video card but what I'm looking for is the hardware and software I would need to make a tivoish setup. I want to be able to set it to record and pause/rewind/(if possible)fastforward live tv with a remote. I also only want it displayed on the tv. How...
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    Intel dual core questions...

    I heard from a friend that with the new intel dual core cpus windows gets registered to the cpu or something strange like that. I was wondering if this is true. He says he saw a piece on CNN about it. So I don't know I tried looking for it but didnt pull up anything. Just wondering if any of you...
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    128mb vs. 256mb

    Out of curiosity I was wondering how big of a performance difference between the 128mb cards and the 256mb cards. If possible give links to benchmarks to give me an idea as well but I'm mainly looking for your opinion :)
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    Taking my P160 apart

    Well I've been quite happy with this build and I'm going to cut some holes for better airflow and whatnot. I would also like to redo the wiring job I did when I first set it up. Problem is I can't get the back panel off. All it does is bend. Should it come off? I've popped the front panel off...
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