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    Thread Stuck in Device Driver?

    GA-z97MX Mobo I7-4790k
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    Thread Stuck in Device Driver?

    This is an upgrade from 7 to 10, IIRC. I hadn't thought much about trying to do a clean install, but that's not a bad idea.
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    Thread Stuck in Device Driver?

    I have a Radeon 290x, and my machine periodically throws a BSOD with "Thread Stuck in device driver" as the message. All the stuff I've been able to find online points to a driver issue, but this has been happening for at least the past year's worth of Radeon drivers. It doesn't happen in games...
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Have done so, hopefully we can work it out.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Yep. Bought it here on the forums, hopefully will work out OK. Thanks for the advice, folks!
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    At idle, VRM1=35c, VRM2=40c, but now I"m getting little flashing lines on the screen just moving the mouse around in Windows, so I"m starting to think I have a bad card.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    How can I check those? It does "feel" like it's a heat-related problem. but after having afterburner run the fans wide open, not sure what else I could do to make it cooler.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    A little more info: As I mentioned before, I"m not doing any overclocking or anything, just stock speeds, etc. I loaded Afterburner so I could get a view of what the temps were doing. Playing the first demo in 3dmark, I start getting artifacts about 30-45 seconds in, and it black screens after...
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Well, putting it in the other slot let me load the drivers, but it still doesn't work properly: I have tried the 14.4 WHQL, the 14.7 Beta and, most recently, the 13.12. Of the bunch, the 13.12 let me get the farthest, but I still artifacts, some kind of whining noise, and eventual...
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Looks like moving to another slot may have solved the problem, but I don't know why.
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    R9 290 Black screen as soon as the driver loads

    Works fine with MS generic display driver, but as soon I the Radeon driver tries to load during the install, the screen goes black and the GPU fan goes to 100%. Any ideas? I'm running a Corsair RM850 PSU, which should be good enough for a single 290, based on what I have read. Prior to...
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    Suggestions on a decent headset/mic, maybe wireless.

    Took a look at the G930's they don't look bad. The going price seems to be about $100 or so, which isn't too bad at all. Do you have these? I'm wondering how the battery holds up, longer term. I use my headphones a lot. Thanks for the pointer!
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    Suggestions on a decent headset/mic, maybe wireless.

    I'm looking for a decent headset w/mic for gaming/Teamspeak/VOIP. While I would like them to sound "good", audiophile-level fidelity is not a priority. In the past, I've used the cheaper (<$150) Sennheiser sets, and been pretty happy with them. I would like to go wireless, but I'm not sure...
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    Alienware M18X is here...@&^%!@&$%

    If you want to go with something close to the "base" specs on the M18x, you're better off with the Toshiba Qosimo It's only 1799, has 1TB of HD and 8GB RAM. The same config in the MX18 would cost something like 2200.
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    Gaming Laptop 17" or More

    Right now, I don't think there is a really good choice out there in that range. Looking at NewEgg, the only thing with a newest generation GPU and a SandyBridge processor is that Acer, and it had GDDR3 for video memory, which kind of limits the performance. This one, I mean...
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    Why does Acer do this?

    Yes, there are integration cots, engineering, etc. The number I quoted was from a quick comparison a 2gb gddr3 Nvidia 250 and a 2gb gddr5 nvidia 460 (off newegg), the total difference was about $50.00. Given that the 460 probably costs a bit more as a GPU than the 250, it's safe to assume that...
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    Why does Acer do this?

    Yes, yes, but it seems like a very small savings for such a large hit in performance. Based on a little (admittedly) back of the envelope math, I'd say the end change in cost would be less than 50.00 probably more around 25-35. I know, when you're building 25000 of the things, every dollar...
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    Why does Acer do this?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215007 Great looking new machine, been waiting for the new SB-based laptops with newer, upper end graphics! Core I7 2630QM? check! 1080P LED? check! Plenty of HD? check! Plenty of Ram? check! Radeon 6850? check! 2GB of...
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    MSI GX680 Gaming Laptop Unleashed

    Typo: Currently have a GT725, not 825
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    MSI GX680 Gaming Laptop Unleashed

    Wow, I've been waiting for the SB-based laptops to come back out and so far, I'm sort of disappointed. I have a MSI GT825 now, and it's been a pretty good all around laptop with decent gaming punch. That Notebookcheck link makes the 555 look like a dog for 1920x1080 gaming. Perhaps the new...
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    Mini PCI-e Wireless N

    My old thinkpad would complain if I installed a mini-pci wireless card other than the Cisco that came installed in it. Something to do with FCC certifications, I suppose. I tried swapping it with a "G" card from a dead machine, but it wouldn't let it work.
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    Anyone have a newegg preferred account?

    I got a note from them about it last week, I think. I didn't see anything in the documentation that really seemed to make much difference, other than there being a different institution behind the account.
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    Wireless MAC spoofing on Win7

    Has anyone had any luck getting wireless MAC address spoofing working under Windows 7? I've tried on a couple of different systems, ones that allow you to change it in the NIC properties, and ones where you can't (used the registry edit method on those). In both cases, after making the changes...
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    XB360 profile problem

    Tested last night, disconnecting the other two wired controllers solved my problem. Thanks a ton! I guess I hadn't thought about profiles being assigned to controllers, was thinking that a given profile was assigned to the whole XBOX. Anyhow, thanks for the help!
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    XB360 profile problem

    I'll have to check later this evening, but you have just described my situation EXACTLY! EUREKA! I'm quite excited!
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    XB360 profile problem

    If I press start, it pops up a 4 player grey panel for setting up a multiplayer local game or something similar. If I exit out of this, I get a message from the game indicating that I need to be logged in to a profile to play.
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    XB360 profile problem

    I'm having a strange problem with my XBox live profile. I only have one profile on my 360, the one I use for XBL. I can use Netflix and download games, etc without any problem. However, when I start up a game from my game library (Puzzle Quest 2, in this case), the game will act like I'm not...
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    MSI - Metro 2033 - GTX 460 Giveaway!

    Men without pants. Enough said, I think.
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    MSI laptops?

    I have a gt725 and I've been quite pleased with it. The AC adapter that came with it had some overheating issues, but they warrantied it. At first, they wanted me to send the whole laptop back just to replace the AC adapter, but after I squawked a bit, they changed their minds. Other than that...
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    MSI, ASUS, or Alienware?

    I have the previous version of that MSI lappy (C2D and a Rad4850) and I like it quite a bit. There was a problem with the AC adapter overheating early on, but they replaced it without much fuss. It's a mighty nice machine, IMHO. The only two things you can knock, to me are the screen resolution...
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    Netbook password

    I've always found that IDE drives that spontaneously report themselves to be locked are ready to be trashed. There are some apps out there that claim to do an unlock, but I've never tried one that worked for me.
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    $2k Gaming Laptop (G73?)

    According to Newegg, anyway, it's 1 year accidental, 2 years regular warranty. for the X1
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    Newegg- High speed corded "Massager" for mom-$32.79 FS

    Google "Hitachi Magic Wand Massager" and see what you get. Hitachi may or may not know it, but that's a vibrator.
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    Newegg- High speed corded "Massager" for mom-$32.79 FS

    I just came here to post this same ad. There are some things you shouldn't give your Mom. Vibrators are one of them. Herpes is another.
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    Newegg Combo Comp Deal [Hot] $2,975.99 Total

    I actually like the case, I'm not in love with it, but it's nice to see something besides a regular tower. However, it's something I might be willing to spend 200.00 or so on. The current price is just absurd. Also, if you look at some of the other deals, they have high end CPU paired with...
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    Newegg Combo Comp Deal [Hot] $2,975.99 Total

    This is not intended as a reflection on the deal posted here but: Why does NE like to bundle that damn case? I mean really, what's the LEAST likely part to upgrade on any given build? The case. If it was a 50.00 beater, I could put it in the closet for the next time a neighbor needs a a computer...
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    silly question: safe to flash if the usb stick touched a magnet?

    To the best of my knowledge, you would have nothing to worry about.
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    Intel & iBuyPower - Gulftown Giveaway Contest

    I must, I must!
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    i3 530 $85.** shipped with bing cashback

    Wow! I wish the deal was still active, I'd bite.
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    i3 530 $85.** shipped with bing cashback

    Are you thinking the i3 will do better due to hyperthreading? As far as I know, the i3 is dual core, just like the E8400.
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