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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    Free Ram PC133 2 x 256mb

    We're moving and I was getting ready to throw these out. I'd like to see these go to someone that folds for the [H] . Free for the taking. Kingston value ram 2 x 256mb pc 133 . The packages are opened but they're new. PM me your details and I'll send these out. Mods, sorry if this is in the...
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    840 Extreme Edition

    I just won an 840 extreme edition proc at the ICC today. :cool: I have been really busy lately and have not had much surfin time. What would be the latest and best board to overclock this badboy with. I don't really need another computer, but what the hell. I'll probably load some games on it...
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    Problems adding another SATA drive

    I'm trying to add a Seagate 250 gig drive to my p4p800 e deluxe. I already have two 36 gig raptors in raid 0 ( Yea I know this isn't the smartest thing to do). The raptors are on the intel chip. I am pretty sure I have the bios set up properly. The drive shows up in the bios and during the start...
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    64 bit MCE

    Is there a 64 version of MCE? Will it be a future release? I'd like to try the media edition but with everyone going 64 bit, I really don't want to buy another 32 bit OS.
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    Old HDD ?

    Can I replace an old Ultra "DMA"100 hdd with an Ultra "ATA"100 hdd? Will it work? I'm replacing an old machine with a new one. I want to put a new hdd in the old boxen and give it to my niece and nephew. Edit for link The old drive is HERE
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    P4P800-E Deluxe

    I just bought this board ($100. open box special at compusa) to use while my IC7max3 is being RMA'd I managed to set up my two Raptors in raid 0 on the Promise Raid Controller. Well now that I'm using the Promise controller, they really seem slugish. On my IC7, I had them set up on the...
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    Rebuilding Raid 1, Hard Drive Size ?

    One drive has gone bad on my wife's computer. I set it up with 2x 80 gig drives in raid 1. Do I have to use the same drive when rebuilding? Same manufacturer and size? New, large drive are fairly cheap right now, so it seemes like a good time to upgrade. Can I add like a 200 gig drive into the...
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    Yet another Iriver and Shure e2c question

    I'm basically clueless when it comes to portable music. I've been thinking about getting an iRiver IFP-799 with some SHURE E2C but I have a few questions. First, how is the FM radio reception on the iRivers? I've heard mixed reviews about this. I thought I'd see if anyone here had first hand...
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    Swiftech MCX159 on an Abit IC7max3

    My northbridge fan is going out. Boy is it driving me nuts. I just ordered a mcx159 and I'm starting to second guess my decission. I try to keep the computer as quite as possible. I chose this one because it had a nice 18 dBA fan rating. Are there any other IC7max3 users here that have used...
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    Bios ?

    I changed a few things around with my system. I want to upgrade my bios. What is the lastest and greatest bios for a IC7 max 3 (non modded ver 1) I'm running a 3..2c
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    Restoring Outlook

    I just change my hdd configuration a bit. I installed everything without issues. I'm trying to import all of my outlook *.pst files. They don't want to import. The file size seems right for what I backed up (1584kb, I know - that's a whole different issue). When I try and import the files, I...
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    Intel Channel Conference

    Does anyone from here attend these? I'm doing the one in Sac. tomorrow. Will I see any [H]ard members there?
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    Grand Prize

    I won a laptop as the grand prize at the Intel Channel Conference yesterday. I don't really need it. I'm thinking of selling it. What is this thing worth? What should I ask for it? 1.7 Centrino ATI mobility 9600 40 gig hd 256 ram 4 usb ports 1 firewire dvd 4 speaker surround 15"...
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    Stupid Gaming Question

    I've never really gamed much. I've finally decided to dive in. What would be the best box/non pc to get? ps2, xbox, gamecube?
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    XP pro wsp1 and Java apps

    I loaded XP pro with SP1 on my latest build. I've noticed that most Java apps don't want to open. Its driving me nuts trying to get it to work. I've installed the latest Java software to no avail. Is there something I'm missing?
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    UD without a tray icon

    Is there a way to laod an UD set up with out a tray icon? I've never Borged (I think I'm using the right term) before and I just might give it a try.
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    Raid 0-1

    I currently have two 36 gig raptors in raid 0. I have another one sitting on the shelf just begging to be used. My question is two fold. First, can 3 raptors be used in raid 0? I know 2 and 4 can be used, but can 3? Second, can I use different speed drive (looking at the Hitachi 160GB...
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