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    Looking for new laptop suggestions

    I needed small and light weight myself. I just ordered one from here. http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cdetland.to?poid=2000001426 I went minumum on the hdd and ram because I am upgrading myself to 8 gigs ram and a 512gb m4 ssd "Portege R830-ST8300 Intel® Core™ i7-2620M processor...
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    Old box into a NAS / HTPC / Picture Editor

    I’m finally going mobile and ordered an new i7 laptop. My first mods will be 8 gigs of ram and a M4 512 gig SSD. My current box is a Q6600 setup that I want to move out to my TV. What I am hoping for is to convert it into a home theater / network attached storage / picture editing via...
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    Security Competition!

    The very first thing I would do is unplug the internet connection from this box and image it's drive. I would consider this box one of their main targets. I would also get to know the routes to your patches. Check those routes before downloading anything. Good luck and have fun
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    Help with an older computer upgrade choices

    I have an older computer I am upgrading for my 16 year old niece. She will probably only use it for surfing and school homework. She says she would like to play around with photoshop also. I installed XP pro, Office XP and an older adobe suite with Photoshop 7 for her. I already maxed out the...
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    Working with Staffing Agencies

    My wife is a "Head Hunter". She is paid from the company she has a contract with. The industry standard is 25%-30% of the first years salary. Most are this way. Though, to be honest, most are jobs that are hard to find candidates for. Companies do not usually hire "Head Hunters" for jobs that...
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    System Build Guidance for an Old Skooler

    Penryn is about to be released also. I know this does you no good if you need it now. But If you can wait, it may be worth it. http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1225731
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    System Build Guidance for an Old Skooler

    x38's are due out 10-10 I believe.
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    Please post your Q6600 temps @stock if u r using TR Ultra120 extreme

    I have a b3 q6600 @ 3.2 w/ 1.4v idle 44.44.44.48 load 66.66.69.69
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    WANTED: Motherboard - Need help Filling in the Blanks…

    The Blitz Formula is supossed to be a great board. Hard to find, but great.
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    So let's cut the BS. What is the best mobo for OCing a Q6600?

    There is a Blitz Formula for sale on ebay right now :D
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    Where do I pencil mod my p5k-deluxe?

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pencil+mod++p5k-deluxe&btnG=Google+Search
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    X38 must read...

    ...but if its upgrade time, this seems to fit nicely.
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    Decisions, decisions

    ^^^^ There are still a few available if you search hard enough. :cool:
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    O.K.... Who's With Me??

    There are a few still floating around if you search hard enough. You will have to pay a premium for them. I am almost sorry I'm selling mine. It would have been nice to see how far I could have taken it. :cool:
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    Question about CPU-Z

    So this might just be on my set up? Thats not what I was hoping for. I was hoping it was a software glitch in the new cpu-z. How can I test this out short of buying more ram. Its ddr3 so I'll probably not find any to borrow. Is there another software that will show the Command Rate so...
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    Decisions, decisions

    I love my P5K3 Deluxe. I even pre-ordered a Blitz Formula that I was gonna replace it with. I decided to keep the P5k3 and just put the Blitz on ebay. Its on there now if your interested. I would not hesitate recommending an ASUS P-35 motherboard. Fwiw, I use two Raptors also. They were...
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    O.K.... Who's With Me??

    I bought mine on a pre order. By the time it finally arrived, I had changed my mind and decided to just stick with what I have. Mine is on E-bay right now. It will be interesting to see how this boards woks out for everyone. Good luck with your build.
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    Sharp AQUOS D64-series Friends and Family event

    Yes a code would be nice. Taking advantage of this would save me $ :cool:
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    Question about CPU-Z

    The pic on the right is what it suposed to be rated at, correct? The pic on the left shows what it is actually running at, correct? Why would it list the Command Rate at 2T when I have it set at 1T in the bios? Why would it list a 1.5v when it's rated at 1.8v...
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    AMD Fan Finally Going To Go With Q6600. Some Questions Though.

    I've also heard it is important to have an 8 way 12v plug as opposed to a 4 way plug for the quads. If you look at the link, you'll see the 8 way plug just to the right of the top right copper hs. http://www.uabit.com/images/products/large_images/ip35-pro_top_500.jpg
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    Question about CPU-Z

    I'm running Version 1.41. I notice on the Memory tab, it show the Command Rate as 2T. I have this set in the bios at 1T. On the SPD tab, it shows my voltage as 1.5. I have this set in the bios at 1.9. Has anyone else noticed these discrepancies? Could my board be the problem (I have a fair...
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    Overclock, Water vs Air

    I am curious how many people actually took their highest air cooled oc higher on water, and by how much. Basically, I have a q6600 b3 thats very stable at 3.2 and runs smoothly at 3.4. At 3.2 the load temps are as high as 74c. At 3.4 I can see as high as 80c fully loaded with prime on 4 cores...
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    Blitz Formula in stock at ClubIT.

    I sure hope you get your issues sorted out. I pre-ordered mine from motherboardpro.com. I talked to them on Fri. and they said it will ship out on Mon. I have high hopes for this board myself.
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    Q6600 @ 4.1 GHZ

    I don't think it really matters to most people. I think the few people that dismiss someone else's acomplishments because they don't measure up to their standards are not worth listening to anyways. :eek:
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    Q6600 @ 4.1 GHZ

    I say good for you. Thats a nice oc. If it works for you, use it. :D FWIW, thanks for sharing your experiance. Thats what makes places like this fun to visit and learn from.
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    Vista Ultimate x64 with Office 2007?

    I getting ready to spring for 64 bit version of vista. But I have a question about office 2007 running with it. I gonna use the upgrade version of Vista. It will allow a fresh install and I already own multiple lics. Will the upgrade version of Office also allow a fresh install? I own multiple...
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    Two Raptor set up

    I have dropped the raid 0 and I am using the drives independently. Os on one drive, apps on the other. So far I am very pleased with this setup. Everyday use seems just a fast as the raid setup. However, I feel like there is something more I should be doing to keep the proper updates on the...
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    Two Raptor set up

    I also have 2 500 gb drives for my larger storage needs. I am just looking to get things set up as efficient as posible. I would like to utilize the rest of the storeage on the Raptors. I figured music would be a good option. This set up will be my everyday computer as well as my whole house...
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    Two Raptor set up

    The last few builds I've put my drives in Raid 0. I thought I'd try something new with my latest setup. I put my os (xp pro) on a small 15 gig partition on one Raptor. I'm loading everything else on the other Raptor with another small partition. So far, I am very pleased with this setup. I do...
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    Raid Card vs Onboard Raid

    Will a Raid Controller Card out perform an onboard raid. These will be set up in Raid 0 and will be using two Raptors 150's. I plan on using an external drive for my back ups. I am really just concerned with the everyday "feel" of these drives. Benchmarks don't really mean anything to me. I just...
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    Best motherboard for my system? P5K Premium?

    The ASUS Blitz Formula gets a great review here. I have not been able to find it anywhere yet. I have found a couple of site that are taking preorders with an eta of the first or second week in sept. I need to rma my current board and I'm trying to decide if the wait is worth it. If I do...
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    P5K boards - how to flash BIOS to work with 1333fsb CPUs?

    I flashed my p5k* with a USB memory stick. My new bios were too big for a floppy anyway. I just used the utility in the bios to do it. It was the first thing I did when powering up my new build. Everything worked perfectly. No better way to do it imo.
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    Nooby Question: PC2-8500 and CPUz

    My PC3-8500F shows up
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    Q6600, hot or not?

    Can you give a little more detail on the mount mod please? :D
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    Q6600, hot or not?

    Just for comparison, my system is a q6600 (b3), p5k3 deluxe, t/r 120 extreme (both the heat sink and proc are lapped) with a 120mm fan pulling and pushing, in an Antec Performance One P180B case. I am running at 3.3 right now with a 1.4 voltage. The core temps idle at 46,46,46,50 using Core Temp...
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    Order Placed, The waiting Starts, I Have A Few Questions

    Well, it was upgrade time. This build is going to have to last me a few years. I really struggled with the ram. It was way more expensive than I ever imagined myself buying. It came down to this, use my xp pro for another year or so and get this ram, or go 4 gigs of ddr2 and get vista ultimate...
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    Order Placed, The waiting Starts, I Have A Few Questions

    Thanks for the heads up on the ez flash. I see people are having issues.
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    Order Placed, The waiting Starts, I Have A Few Questions

    Thanks for the info. I downloaded the manual and it really doesn't give too much detail for setting up raid 0+1. I will have a floppy drive. I figure for just a few bucks, they're convenient to have installed. I know this is such a new board that not many people have it yet. Any more info anyone...
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    Order Placed, The waiting Starts, I Have A Few Questions

    I just placed my order this morning. Now, after some reading, I think I might have made some poor choices. Here is what I ordered. ASUS P5K3 DELUXE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131181 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 -...
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    New Case Heat Issues with C2D Need some input

    I flipped my power supply over so the fan sucks the air from the very top of the case. This seemed to help keep the top from developing a "hot air pocket". It was free to try and it worked for me. It might help you also.
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