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    Next step above "gamer" routers

    For the past few years I've always bought all-in-one router/wifi/lan devices targeted at gamers. They usually work well enough and allow for some fairly advanced configuration, but they all either die after a while or have limitations in their configuration. For instance, my DGL-4500 will...
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    Sandy Bridge MBA versus C2D

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/11/apple-boots-sandy-bridge-based-macbook-air-into-mass-production/ Looking pretty imminent. I have a loaded 2010 11" C2D version, but it is a little sluggish. Pondering whether to sell it now, but I don't know how much better ULV Sandy Bridge mobile CPU's are...
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    Thoughts on how to upgrade my storage

    I currently am running a raid 5 with 6x 750GB WD RE2 drives on a RocketRaid 2320 and it's been running great for 2 years now. No drive failures or anything. I would expect this with server grade drives but I think I also got lucky. I'm finally running out of space and looking to expand to...
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    New build tomorrow, want to "reset" raided SSD's

    I have some core new hardware arriving tomorrow (P6T, i7-920, etc) and I am going to do a clean install of Windows 7. I'm currently running it on my 80GB G2's in raid 0 on a P35 and before I reinstall I want to make sure the drives are "trimmed" or reset in such a way that they know of all the...
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    Turning on an air conditioner remotely

    I'm not sure where to post this, but it seems like this sub forum would make the most sense. I have a digital air conditioner (uses a remote), so I would like to be able to mimic the signal the remote sends via something hooked up to my PC so I can write software to be able to turn on the AC...
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    Raid 0 unstable, individual drives fine

    Here's a problem that's making me scratch my head... I got this DFI P35 UT about a month ago with an E8400 to go with it and from the start I was running my trusty dual 74gb raptors in raid 0 on it. I've been running them in raid 0 since I got them, about 2 years now. One day the system...
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    Raid Recommendation

    After using a myriad of single drives and manual (read: not automatically redundant) backup schemes for about a year in my home server, I'm looking to upgrade to a real deal raid. I'm thinking a raid 5 for a combination of efficiency and good read speed. My plan is to go with a 4 port card...
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    SATA hot swap recommendation

    To preface, I went through a few pages of search results on this topic and didn't quite find what I was looking for. I work for a company where we encode a lot of large media for random clients. We're looking to get organized with our storage needs for keeping the uncompressed media. In my...
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    A "benchmark" on a program you need to know about

    I figured this thread would be a good way to help those of you with password organization issues, as well as allow you to try a fairly cheesy benchmark for your rig. The application is called KeePass, available as open source from http://keepass.sourceforge.net. This is easily the best...
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    any way to force 75hz @ 1600x1200 DVI?

    i've recently been reading up on DVI specs and how it's supposedly limited to 165Mhz. i noticed that people were able to force their dell 2005fpw monitors to run at 75hz in the native res, which isn't really far off from 1600x1200. however, when i go to adjust the refresh rate on my samsung...
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