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    Recommend me an ultrawide for spreadsheets

    Hi all, I spend most of the day working with spreadsheets. I would also be doing some light gaming. Can you recommend me something in the price range up to $400? I was looking at the LG 34WQ650-W but I do not see many reviews on it.
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    Confirm actual gaming refresh rate?

    Hi all, I have a Dell S2719DGF 27" monitor that can do 144Hz (confirmed by windows). I believe that in some games the application is overriding the higher refresh rate. I have the option checked in the nVidia control panel to use the highest possible refresh rate. Is there software that can...
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    Pixel 4a thoughts?

    I am thinking of "upgrading" my iPhone 8 to a Pixel 4a. Any thoughts on this phone? Pretty good review here.
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    Rise of Industry

    Just found this game on Steam and I think it's pretty addicting, something I have been waiting for a long time. There is a limited demo you can play too. It is early access but the game looks pretty polished. If you like supply chain, logistics and trade check this game out.
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    Warm: Intel Core i7-7820X Processor @ Frys - $499

    When you apply the weekly promo code in your email you can get this guy in store or online for $499. Not a bad deal. I just wish RAM was cheaper.
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    Computer turned off during the night, now dead.

    Hi all, I need some help with this one. I have been leaving my computer on 24/7. A few days ago I went to use my computer and noticed it was off. I tried to turn it back on and it was completely dead. I unplugged it and waited a few minutes. When I tried again it looked like it tried to power...
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    Looks like TigerDirect is done
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    Warm - Dell U3014 Black 30" $849
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    Search always resulting in "array"

    Is there some kind of issue with search or I am doing it wrong?
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    Dell P2714H

    I currently have an Asus VW246H and am looking to get into something a little bigger. I found this monitor on newegg with only one review. Also TFT central has a pretty in depth review on this LCD. Does anyone have any experience or advice for going with this monitor? I plan on doing some...
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    Windows 8.1 slow login in issue

    Since upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 pro, when I enter my password and hit enter it takes anywhere from 15-30 seconds to get to the desktop every time. It was instant before the upgrade. What I have tried so far: Disabled all start up items except Soundblaster control panel, origin, steam, and...
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    Bioshock Infinite: Amazon $9.99
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    Gigabyte dual bios Z87X-UD5H

    My main bios had secure boot enabled and I can't get into the bios via windows 8 anymore, the computer just restarts itself over and over. Is there a way to copy the backup bios to the main bios?
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    Warm: Assassin’s Creed® III $11.99 steam
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    Amazon - lots of items out of stock, declining customer service?

    I have emailed customer service several times in the last few months and have noticed that a majority of their responses are now almost fully scripted and do not answer the actual question I asked. I do not want to say that their customer service isn't good but I feel its definitely not what it...
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    Skyrim $15 Steam

    If you haven't bought it yet, there is a steam sale today for $15.
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    Tigerdirect 4670k $199 free ship Coupon code WIS95182
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    1 Day only 4670k $204

    Seems like a good deal.
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    Dragon Age Franchise?

    Hey I saw that this game is 75% off today on steam. Is it any good?
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    Windows 8 questions

    I was able to get in on the $14.99 deal last night but I am trying to figure out a couple of things. 1. Media Player; when I play a video from the metro tile it becomes full screen. Is there anyway to make this play in a window? Maybe I need to look at some keyboard shortcuts? Right clicking...
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    Laptop GPU help

    Hey all, I have been looking around at some laptops and need your help since I can't find much info on the GPU's in these laptops. I'm thinking of getting either one of these: - AMD Radeon HD 7500G...
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    A very strange OS issue, I'm stumped.

    My brother calls me and says when I boot my computer I get a message that says "operating system not found" on his Sony VAIO laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. He was at a coffee shop and his computer was working, he shortly after turned his computer off and then a few hours turned it it back...
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    BF2 map help

    I remember playing this awesome custom BF2 map that had some kind of middle eastern name. You would start out getting a ride on a chopper (you were forced to and was apart of the map itself) and than it would drop you off at a different part of the map. Does anyone have this map or remember what...
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    Mobile Hardforum

    It's not working for me after changing the theme at the bottom left.
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    Long distance cable

    My parents have a second home which is about 600 feet from the street. They want to be able to connect cable (coaxial) TV/Internet/Phone to the house. The cable company stated that they will not lay the cable so it looks like we will have to do the work ourselves or hire someone to do it. We...
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    Folding with a nvidia and AMD card at the same time?

    Is this possible? If so is there a good guide on how to do this. Also do you think a Corsair CMPSU-430CX would be able to handle a 4850 1gb and a gt 240 folding at the same time? I'm running a x2 245 2.9GHz, 2GB ram.
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    Email notifications

    Not sure if I am the only one but I have not been receiving email notifications for 3 days. :confused:
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    HTPC DVR that would work with Comcast

    I want to build a simple pc with a TV turner card so I can record shows on cable. I currently have a Comcast HD box without a DVR. What TV Turner card would you guys recommend? I probably need something that can record two shows at once. I also need something that will record in HD if...
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    Help with 6062

    Hey all, I'm getting back into folding. I fired up FAH GPU Tracker and got my GPU folding well but my CPU - using SMP (i5 750 @3.4GHz) - has project 6062. It has been running for about 9 hours and is only at 1%, is this normal? Why does this specific project take so long to complete? Thanks for...
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    Xmarks service ends January 2011

    Didnt see this posted but I just got this email:
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    Warm: The Bourne Trilogy on Blu Ray $34.99 Amazon

    I have been waiting for a while for this to go on sale.
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    ATi CCC Freezing when applying changes to overdrive

    I have a XFX 4850 1gb that has been overclocked. The core and mem were overclocked using the CCC with the 10.5 drivers. I then upgraded to the 10.6 drivers. Now when I try to change anything in CCC and click OK or apply the screen gets distorted, which then leds to a blue screen and the computer...
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    Intel noob here, help please

    I just got an i5 and a gigabyte P55-UD3R at frys for a great price and have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to overclocking since I have been on an AMD system for so long. Let me know if this looks good to you. HSF = CM Hyper 212+ RAM= Patriot DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 4Gb (2x2GB)...
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    Windows 7 + WPA

    Hello all, I have windows 7 on my laptop and it will not connect to my router via WPA. It will connect via XP SP3 and Vista SP2. Any ideas on how to get this working besides enabling WEP? Latest driver is installed. Thanks!
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    Thread Email Notifications

    I'm not getting them, thanks.
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    LG L246WP and GTX 260 issue

    Hey everyone I need help figuring out what's going on with my setup. My LCD is hooked up to my computer via HDMI->DVI cable. Running the latest nvidia drivers. My native res. is 1920x1200. All the games that I try to run at this res., the picture appears slightly smooshed. I cannot fix it with...
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    Asus M4A79 Deluxe CPU Cooler

    I just got this board and I want to get a new cooler for the CPU. I want to make sure I get a cooler that will not block the RAM slots as I have 4x2GB sticks. I have a large case so that will not be an issue. Using an AMD 9950. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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    Seems like there are some forum issues going on now.
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    Free Vista/Office from Microsoft!

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