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    ASUS P8Z68-V LE Sound Problem

    I've had this setup for a while now and only recently I've noticed odd problems with the sound output. What seems like randomly, the sound will fade, then get loud, then fade, maybe stabilize for a bit, then continue. Doesn't matter if I'm playing games or just looking at the Windows desktop...
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    GTX 560Ti DVI ports don't wake up

    I have my monitors hooked up to the DVI ports on my 560Ti and have noticed that sometimes when I turn the power back on to the monitors that the screen don't come back alive no matter how much mouse wiggling or keyboard punching I do. The only thing that seems to wake them back up is to unplug...
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    Dual Monitors in Arkham City

    I just got a 2nd display to hook up to my gtx560ti thinking I could game with both displays, but the highest resolution I can get in Arkham City is 1920x1080. Can you not do dual display gaming with a single GPU? If you can, what the heck am I doing wrong?
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    SLI HowTo Question

    So I've been out of the loop way too damn long, forgive me. But I just put a new rig together and I'm thinking of adding another 560Ti to it to get SLI. The last I remember, you still needed to add a bridge between the two cards to do this, but neither my motherboard (ASUS P8Z68-V LE) or the...
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    Do I have enough power for SLI?

    So I just built a new rig and am tempted to go SLI (mostly because I can get a free copy of Arkham Asylum :), but I don't know if I have enough power to do it. Specs straight from NewEgg: 1 x EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP...
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    [H]ardFolding down?

    Stats seem off what my totals are on Stanford's site state, but several days worth. Last couple of days on [H]ardFolding have zero stats for me. Anyone else noticing the same?
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    PS3 Force Unleashed 2 Demo?

    I heard there was a demo for this game, but I don't see it in the Playstation Store. What am I doing wrong?
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    PS3 Remote Question

    So I have a Sony DH810 receiver and it's remote looks damn near identical to the PS3 Remote. Yes, I know it work because the PS3 has no IR sensor (the bastards). What I want to know is if there's a cheap way to be able to use my remote to function as a PS3 remote. If the cheap BluWave remote...
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    Best single slot card to replace 8800GT OC?

    I've got a Shuttle system I built, which limits my ability to have a dual slot video card. The BFG 8800GT OC I have in it right now is doing fine, but I have the upgrade itch and am looking for the best single slot upgrade I can find. Problem is that I have no idea how today's cards stack up...
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    Is there a way to mark bad RAM blocks?

    Fearing I already know the answer to this question (NO!), I have to ask it anyway before I go without my box for God knows how long while an RMA replaces my sticks of RAM. A breaker popped the other night, killing power to my machine. Normally, there's no side effect, but the chamber wasn't...
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    WMP600N prevents box from booting

    Something weird is going on here. I just pulled a WMP54GS from a box that was working fine and replaced it with a WMP600N, both PCI wireless cards. However, the machine won't boot with the WMP600N in it. Power goes on, fans spin, lights go blinky, but there's no video signal. Pull the card...
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    Upgrade Vista to Win7 in a different location?

    I want to try out Win7, but don't want to lose my Vista install (works great for me). I'd also like to avoid the pain of reinstalling all my apps, so a dual boot option is a bit out of the question. I don't have the room to ghost my drive in order to revert in case I hate Win7 or it performs...
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    Need suggestion for SP35P2 Pro Vid Card

    I built a box around the Shuttle SP35P2 SFF and it's a pretty nice. I've had a BFG 8800GT OC running in it since the start and while it's pretty decent for just about anything I play, I can't help but think that certain games would look/play better would something beefier in it. Of course...
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    Can't Play DVDs after audio driver update

    Guys, I've got a weird one. I recently updated the audio drivers on my 2nd PC and just started seeing this error message when using WMP 11 to play retail DVDs: "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder...
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    No Media Center TV Pack on MSDN?

    Have any of you developers out there been able to locate the TV Pack on MSDN? I can pull down every Windows OS, Office, DevStudio, etc ... but I can't find where I can grab the Media Center TV Pack for Vista. I know there are other places that it can be obtained from, but I'd rather have some...
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    GTA IV Special Edition for PC?

    Anyone know if a special edition will be available for PC like it was for XBOX360 and PS3? I've searched all over and can't find a yea or nay on it. And what's the official street date? I keep seeing Dec 2, but places like Best Buy are saying the 3rd.
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    Q6600 - 100% load, Cores running at different temps?

    I've got 4 instances of Folding@Home running loading my processor to 100%. Using SpeedFan, I'm seeing Celsius temps of 68, 69, 63, 62 for the four cores respectively. Is this normal? I'd think there'd be slight variation of a degree or two, but not of 5-7 degrees. I'm not sure I trust...
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    Multiple Systray Clients

    According to some on the F@H forums, you can in fact run multiple Systray clients on the same machine. I've got a quad-core that I'd love to maximize usage of without having to dick around with the SMP client. I've tried all the reasonable approaches, different install folders, different start...
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    Need Help for Samsung 46" DLP

    I've got the HLS4666W Samsung 46" DLP TV. It worked fine for the longest time, but started acting funny recently. What happens is that a couple of seconds after the TV is turned on the picture comes up, the screen will flash off/on real quick and reset all settings on the TV. All...
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    Help! COD4 launching minimized

    I've already played through the single-player game once and I decided to set up a 2nd profile. As soon as I did that, the game minimized to the desktop and won't stay maximized if I click on it in the taskbar. It'll try to go maximized, but will just end up minimized. Doesn't happen with...
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    USB Keyboard keep dying

    I leave my computer running all the time, but I turn off the speakers and monitor. Every now and then when I turn my monitor back on I find that my USB keyboard no longer works. My USB mouse is fine, and it doesn't seem to matter which port my keyboard is in. Is the keyboard shit? Or is...
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    Help! Bad USB?

    My keyboard keeps randomly "dying" whenever I leave the computer idle for a long period of time. I don't have it hibernate/sleep, only the screen saver comes on, then the monitor shuts down, then the hard drives spin down. If I unplug the keyboard and plug it back in, all is well. Doesn't...
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    SP35P2 Pro OC Help

    Maybe this belongs in the OC forum, but I didn't see any posts there on this SFF box, so I thought it more proper to post here. My apologies if I made a mistake. My problem concerns the memory speeds listed in the BIOS for the SP35P2 Pro. I have a Q6600 G0 and I'm pretty sure it'll hit 3.2...
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    Wii remote not working

    I've had my Wii since Father's Day last year (gotta love my kids), and got the 2nd remote via the WiiPlay bundle. It was always a bit quirky (no icon at the main menu), but it worked fine in WiiSports and that's pretty much the only time we ever used it. Now we have Super Mario Galaxy and it's...
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    C++ Launching Application / Mouse Event Trouble

    Here's the setup: App #1 has a push button that launches app #2, and it waits for app #2 to exit before becoming active again using this code: if(CreateProcess(appName, cmdLine, NULL, NULL, FALSE, 0, NULL, NULL, &si, &pi)) { WaitForSingleObject(pi.hProcess, INFINITE)...
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    SP35P2 Pro Problems

    So I decided on going with the Shuttle for my next system and so far I haven't really been too disappointed. A few things have been kind of weird though, so I was hoping you guys could help out. First, the specs: Shuttle SP35P2 Pro w/ Q6600 (not currently OC'd - topic for another thread)...
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    Suggestions on new rig

    I'm looking to finally upgrade my 3500+, x800xt system and think I've found what I want to get, but I've gotten out of habit in my tech readings. The parts I'm looking to get are: Lian Li PC-60BPLUSII Mid Tower $140 MSI P35 Neo2-FR...
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    MFC Custom Color Caption Bar

    I need a solution to the following problem: custom color the caption bar of an MDI application without using SetSysColor to override the system color set. I've done the searching and seen code up on Code Project an the like that do an OK job of what I want, the problem is that most of it was...
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    C++ - Need fast POW alternative

    Profiled the code below and found that using const doubles for powers of 10 is actually faster than calculating the value on the fly using pow(10, x) (where x is your desired power). Run 100,000,000 and with the pre-calc values, it takes about 10 seconds, but with the runtime calculated...
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    WinXP Display Settings

    I'm having a bit of trouble with a WinXP box and the modification of video card settings. Until I recently upgraded drivers for the card (ATI x800xt PE), any time I modified the settings, WinXP would ask if I wanted to apply the settings now. Click yes, and settings are applied and then you're...
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    RSS Feeds on PSP?

    Anyone gotten this site's RSS feeds to work on a PSP?
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    Cheap route to decent laptop?

    Need a cheap way (~$500) to get a decent laptop and was wondering if building one from scratch would be cheaper than buying one from BestBuy/CompuUSA/Dell/etc ... If so, where do you even pick up the parts? I've looked around and found not much in my range after adding CPU/HD/RAM/optical...
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    Using cwRsync to backup on Windows network?

    Anyone use cwRsync on a Windows network for backup purposes? The install instructions look fairly straightforward, just wondering if it's as easy as it sounds. After nearly losing all digital pictures of my first born (and nearly losing my life to my wife's wrath), I really need to...
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    Changing Resolution Causes Reboot

    I just installed the Cat 5.8s hoping to solve a different problem, and now whenever I change the resoluion via Display in Control Panel, I get the message saying "System Settings Change: You must restart your computer before new settings will take effect." What the hell? Since when do you...
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    x800xt PE + HL2 or Doom3 or FEAR = Lockup!

    I've gone through many different driver revisions all the up to 5.7s. Haven't tried 5.8s out of sheer frustration thus far. Problem is that I can run these high end games fine for a few minutes, but they always tend to lockup the machine eventually. Never had a problem with any other game...
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    9800pro vs 6800

    My current Dell (original blue XPS box) is being retired by my company in favor of a newer 8400 box. The only thing I care about is the video card because the application I help develop has a pretty kick ass 3D view to it. A couple of other guys around here got shafted with pieces of crap...
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    Crucial Ballistix Dream Machine - Beware

    For those that didn't read the rules, this system is valued at $10,000 by Crucial. Which means, if you win, they are going to tell the IRS that you won a prize that was worth $10,000 and you will have to pay taxes on this amount. Looking at the specs of the machine, I don't believe it's worth...
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    Hardware MPEG Encoder

    I'm looking at getting a hardware encoder to help reduce the time it takes to create DVD movies from my miniDV camcorder. I've been looking at the Hauppauge PVR250 or 350, but are there others that can do MPEG-1/2 encoding just as well for less cost? Also, I'm assuming that by just...
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    25 FPS in CS on Radeon 9800XT?

    Here's my rig: AMD AthlonXP 1800+ 512 MB RAM Radeon 9800XT 256 MB RAM Audigy 1 couple hard drives, cd burner, dvd burner, floppy, etc ... Replaced my GF3 with this 9800XT and my frames are still dipping to the 25 mark in Counter-Strike. Most times, it's hitting the 99 fps ceiling, but...
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