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    Heat Issues with Opty 165

    I have an Opty 165 with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 on a DFI Lanparty DR-SLI expert. I was using the paste that came with the freezer 64, and I couldn't get it past 2.6 ghz (9x289) because of heat issues (core 1 was 60C under prime95), so I decided to move to AS5. With it applied, my idle...
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    USB Issues on DFI Lanparty UT NF4 DR-SLI

    I just picked up a DFI Lanparty UT NF4 DR-SLI Expert and an Opty 165 to replace my aging 754 system. I'm having two issues with the usb on the board. First, I can't get the usb headers to work. No matter what I plug in, nothing is recognized. Is there some bios setting I'm missing, or did...
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    Power Switch Connectors

    I need to buy about 500 of the little black two pin plastic connectors used for the motherboard end of power switches and hd leds and such. Does anyone know where I can find these in bulk?
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    Linux as a gaming platform

    What do you all think of Linux as a gaming platform, both now and in the future? I am specifically interested in answers to three questions: • Have you considered or are you currently using Linux as a gaming platform? • What do you see as the future of gaming on Linux? • What do you see as...
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    Has ThinkPad quality dropped since Lenovo?

    I used to love thinkpads, but I haven't used one for a while, so I'm a little out of date. I'd like to buy a T61p later this summer, but several of my friends are telling me that the build quality of thinkpads has dropped substantially since the lenovo takeover. They're specifically comparing it...
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    Mini-ITX Core 2 Solo system

    I'm looking for a mini-itx or smaller form factor motherboard that includes a pre-soldered u2200/u2100 or u13/14/1500. Has anyone heard of such a thing?
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    Screen Blackout Box

    I'm trying to find a device that allows me to switch a monitor to a black screen with the push of a button. The idea is to plug a vga cable from the computer into one side, plug the monitor into the other side, and use the box to switch between displaying a black screen and displaying whatever...
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    Project Black Screen

    I'm looking for a device that will sit inline on a vga cable and allow me, with the press of a button, to switch back and forth from displaying whatever's coming down the cable to displaying just a black screen. I've seen this done in classrooms, but I can't seem to find a device that will do...
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    Cooler for 462 and 939

    I'm looking to upgrade my rig over the next year or so. My current processor is being cooled with a slighty-nicer-than-stock generic copper hsf and some generic paste. It keeps it about 50C load and 45C idle, which, while it has never caused a problem, is a little higher than I'd like. I'm...
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    Script windows current date

    I'm in a situation where I have a program that I have to use that has trouble with dates after 2000. I was wondering if there was an easy way to write a .vbs to change the date to a specific date (say, today's date, 1999). I know this should be easy, and I've used vb scripts quite a bit, but I...
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    Put motherboard on static bag?

    In this thread,, I recently agreed with someone who said that it's fine to place a motherboard on a static bag when testing it, and gave my understanding of the subject. Some folks disagreed with me. Now I'm willing to bet that they're right...
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    Canon Print Driver Crash

    I have a rather bizarre problem. I'm using a Canon S530D printer on Windows XP, and about 1/3 of the time, when I cancel a print, the entire system instantly shuts down and restarts. Anyone have any ideas what might be causing it? I'm assuming that it's not hardware related, because the printer...
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    xbox psu compatible with pc?

    For about the last six months, I have been slowly collecting spare parts with the intent of building a machine inside an old xbox case I have. My biggest issue has been finding a way to power the machine. The xbox has one of the old version 1.0-1.2 power supplies with the pins all in a line...
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    Windows on Dynamic Drive Raid-0

    Does anyone know if it is possible to get windows running off of a raid-0 array created through the dynamic drive function in disk managment (or any other software raid)? I have a pair of old wd300bbs and would like to run the OS off of them in raid-0. Its not a big enough deal to invest in a...
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    Overclocking killed memory

    My backup system consists of a 1.8 Duron on an Asus A7N8x-E Deluxe with three sticks of 512 PC3200 in dual channel mode. A few days ago, I started overclocking it. I set the divider to 133% and moved the fsb from 133 to 137. The multiplier on the duron is locked. I ran a full 32m of SuperPi...
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    Unable to reset IE home page

    We just purchased 9 brand new high-end Gateways at work. I get to set them up. It was going fine until I tried to reset the home page in IE to our company's home page. I can access and change the field in "Internet Options," but as soon as I click apply or ok it changes back to the...