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    Bought a Lenovo Y900 Gaming PC last week, ram upgrade?

    So I definitely knew what I was getting into buying a pre-made PC. I have built my own for the last 15 years, and I just wanted a nice set this time with no hassle. I got it, and this is an incredible PC. But I think I can see a drawback to this type of thing, I found out my motherboard bios...
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    Compared Samsung 830 series to Intel 530 series

    Samsung 830 256GB vs Intel 530 240GB I was disappointed that the Intel was a lot slower, i guess i didnt research enough first. Always Samsung from now on. Disk indexing is off on both C and D, dont know anything else to improve it. I AM running in that AHCI mode. The Intel even dropped to...
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    Serious Sam 3

    GREAT game for PC. First few levels are kinda dull and slow. Then at level 4-5 it really gets killer with hundreds of enemy swarms. Great for non-thinking blow it up fun. Graphics are nothing special, but thats not what this game is about. Really well designed, saves and exits in like 1 second...
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    $1500 range laptop?

    $1500 range laptop? I think my front runner is a Sony SA in a 23 or 25 variety. Looking for small screen, portability. No gaming really, but i still want a nicely fast machine, near the top of the heap. Priced a SA23 at Frys price matched for about $1299. (asking $1399, but they were asking...
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    OCZ Vertex 2 1.32 firmware upgrade isnt working.

    I am using this instruction page. http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?86388-Sandforce-Firmware-update-1.32-for-OS-System-drives Only thing i can think of.. my disk does not work in AHCI mode, so i have it in IDE mode. When i click the button to proceed with upgrade, the...
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    Best aftermarket heatsink/fan for i7 2600K?

    Best aftermarket heatsink/fan for i7 2600K? Looking for air cooled only. Using my stock Intel heatsink/fan combo. Just so sad looking I want to upgrade it to something a bit better. I'll make note of my average temps before this upgrade. Not looking for a $100 cooler or anything. Just your...
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    Late to the game.. just got my Vertex 2 120GB.

    Late to the game.. just got my Vertex 2 120GB. Was an upgrade in disk space to my 1rst generation Intel X25 80GB at least.. Not sure if these specs really look proper. One note, my system has never been able to get to Windows when ACPI disk mode is set in bios. I always have to set it to IDE to...
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    Budget upgrade: Q6600 to Phenom X4 970? (Got 2600K instead)

    Budget upgrade: Q6600 to Phenom X4 970? I have my Q6600 at 3ghz. Phenom is 3.5ghz. I never buy the brand new technology. Is this a decent time to go with a AM3 platform? Is it noticably better than my Q6600 to run my ATI HD9850 card with a lot more vigor? Or barely worth it? Found the cpu...
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    Logitech wireless mouse noise.

    Logitech wireless mouse noise. Just found the funniest thing I've never noticed before.. I put on my ultra quiet noise cancelling headphones with no sounds playing. Every time I move my wireless mouse on my mouse pad, i heard the noise interference in my headphones. (Which are plugged into my...
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    How to connect X-fi Titanium HD to Klipsch 2.1?

    How to connect X-fi Titanium HD to Klipsch 2.1? I figure i need some kind of adapter i dont have, but i just want someone to confirm. The Klipsch 2.1 only has a hard wired 1/8" jack. The sound card only has RCA outs. Do I just need a mini female 1/8" to dual RCA adapter? And on the...
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    Haven't opened my HD6970 yet.. Want to make sure..

    Haven't opened my Diamond HD6970 yet.. Want to make sure.. I price matched my local Frys to Newegg price and reduced from $389 to $359. Why did I not open it? Well I always hear about the different model numbers arent neccessarily in performance order, and sometimes one card can be faster even...
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    My LED-LCD monitor never looks as good as my LCD..

    My LED-LCD monitor never looks as good as my LCD.. I keep trying to upgrade my HP 22" widescreen monitor. #W2207. No 23" ever looks better. I am upgrading mainly to get that extra resolution up to 1080p.. so today i tried yet again for a HP LED-LCD 2311x. i want to get some proper...
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    Down to two choices..

    Either the Sony with a better CPU and better resolution, but hard soldered 128GB of drive space, OR The Envy, buy a 256GB SSD for it, and still be into it less money than the Sony. how big a difference does that 1366x768 to 1600x900 really make? Is the Envy's graphics chip also better? I think...
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    From Samsung, to Toshiba, to Asus..

    So I bought a Samsung, then bought a Toshiba netbook, details found in this thread: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1581987 After using this netbook for a couple days the lack of power is really annoying me, not to mention the screen i can barely view a web page on. (I did upgrade the...
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    Is it time to finally upgrade my ancient Q6600 to an i7 setup?

    Is it time to finally upgrade my ancient Q6600 to an i7 setup? I priced an Asus MB - 3ghz CPU - 6gb RAM combo for about $650 shipped. Not sure if now is the time to buy. I don't like to buy the brand new technology, I like to buy one generation old to save a lot of money. I have not been...
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    Samsung QX410-S02 Review (Best Buy)

    Samsung - Laptop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory / 640GB Hard Drive - Silver Model: QX410-S02 Intel® Core™ i5-480M processor Features a 3MB cache and 2.66GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz 4GB DDR3 memory NVIDIA GeForce 310M Hybrid graphics...
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    The most basic overclock ever: Q6600

    The most basic overclock ever: Q6600 Asus A5E, that auto fan/cpu adjust stuff in bios is DISABLED. I only changed 1 thing to go from 2.4ghz stock to 3.29ghz. Changed FSB from 267 to 366. Posting so someone can tell me if all my temps look fine. Stock fans, stock everything else.
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    Single 4870x2 512MB compared to 57xx in crossfire?

    Single 4870x2 512MB compared to 57xx in crossfire? I have had the basic 4870x2 512MB for probably at least 2 years. I'm the kind of guy that is always a generation behind, mostly to save money. So I was looking at a 5750 1GB, but when i compared all the clocks it just doesnt seem much better...
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    Forums all screwed up with virus popups.

    Forums all screwed up with virus popups. From the stuff you use for your advertisments. My AVG virus pops up every time i open any page on this forum. Started midday.
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    Picked up 2 more Veloci's..

    Picked up 2 more Velociraptors.. because my local Best Buy had them on clearance for $114 each. Also picked up their last 80GB Intel X25 SSD drive. From a pure speed standpoint, would one Intel SSD beat 2 velociraptors in raid? I suppose there are different areas of speed.. Nothing will beat SSD...
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    Picked up the Alienware M11X today.

    Picked up the Alienware M11X today. My first Alienware, I've wanted one for years. Sure, this one is tiny, but its still Alienware. The story: My Asus G60VX-RB009 broke. The headphone jack says its always plugged in when its not, thus the speakers dont work. I spent 2 days reading all kinds...
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    Just bought that huge Logitech, Performance Mouse MX..

    Just bought that huge Logitech, Performance Mouse MX.. after buying that OCZ mousepad on newegg.. That thing is huge.. lol. too big in fact. but the mouse.. the thing i dont like about it. Its too big for my hand. I guess my hands arent large. the thumb side just doesnt sit comfortably with...
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    Comparing OCZ Agility 128GB vs Velociraptor 300GB

    Does my SSD look about average? I changed nothing regarding hard drive settings since I installed Windows 7. OLD Drive: New Drive:
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    Before I break the seal on my Windows 7 Upgrade..

    Before I break the seal on my Windows 7 Upgrade I just bought at Best Buy an hour ago, I want to make sure I can use it. I wanted Ultimate Upgrade but they were out of stock. I have been sitting on my OCZ Agility 120GB SSD drive for weeks and dying to try it. So I have WinXP SP3. I dont...
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    Where to spend a newegg cert on my system..

    I have $150 in cert and could add maybe $200 of my own money or so. Trying to decide what the weakest part of my system is: WinXP SP3 Intel Q6600 @ 3ghz 3.25GB ram (seen) ATI 4870 video w 512MB ram (1) WD Velociraptor 300GB Kingwin 700W modular power supply 22" HP wide monitor (1680 x 1050)...
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    Fallout 3 PC patch claiming release later today

    Fallout 3 PC patch claiming release later today http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=282322
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    Finished Far Cry 2, thoughts (no spoilers)

    Finished Far Cry 2, thoughts (no spoilers) - Had this game under 2 weeks, probably put in 8 hours before the weekend, and then 16 hours on the weekend to finish it. - Sound effects are excellent, the guns sound very real - Graphics werent mind blowing, but they were good. I wouldnt say...
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    The dreaded Far Cry 2 black screen.

    The dreaded Far Cry 2 black screen. I see all the logos on startup. Then I hit enter on the Far Cry title and the display goes to black. I still hear the African music though. I did check "disable visual themes" on my desktop shortcut as someone suggested. No luck. Win XP Pro Q6600 HD4870...
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    Think I'll go from a Coolermaster Stacker 810 to a Antec 900.

    Think I'll go from a Coolermaster Stacker 900 to a Antec 900.. I know my Coolermaster cost more and probably cools better. But I'm looking for a fun project and want to rebuild a bit. My Coolermaster has the 300mm crossflow fan which blows over the entire motherboard. It also has the 120mm in...
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    HD4870 on sale at best buy

    HD4870 on sale at best buy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8894048&type=product&id=1212192380239 I bought mine on Aug 8th for 299. Its advertised now for 279, $20 off. does bestbuy have any deal like you can go in and get a $20 refund if you have your receipt? (just...
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    8800gt to a hd4870, my 3dmark06 numbers

    8800gt to a hd4870, my 3dmark06 numbers Core 2 duo Q6600 stock clocks Installed a Visiontek HD4870 yesterday, finally took out my 8800GT. Ran some 3Dmarks for each card. (I know everyone says 3dmark06 means nothing..) 8800gt: 12115 hd4870: 12913 Just barely better than my 8800gt.. weird...
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    Creative GigaWorks T40

    Creative GigaWorks T40 Well, I am sick of my Klipsch 2.1 THX system as I'm on my 2nd one in the last 4 years. Bottom line is I almost never use the subwoofer and hardly ever listen to music on my PC. I wanted a cleaner setup and these T40 caught my eye. I have tried almost every "BestBuy"...
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    Went from AMD 6000+ to Intel Q6600 tonight

    Went from (AMD 6000+ and DFI lanparty NF590/MG) to (Intel Q6600 + Asus P5E) tonight Been using AMD since the K2-300 or something. Wanted to go back to Intel for the longest time, but the money just deterred me. Tonight I installed my Asus P5E motherboard with X38 chipset. Hadn't touched...
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    Who bought up all the Accelero Rev 2's!!!

    Who bought up all the Accelero Rev 2's!!! Got a newegg email a couple hours ago and saw it just now.. went there to order and its sold out already!! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-186-016
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    8800GT just died during UT3

    8800GT just died during UT3 BFG 8800GT (always stock clocks) Its fixed now as i am typing this. Here's what happened. I was playing through Unreal Tournament single player missions. 1680x1050, all settings maxed. The action was hot and heavy and right then, my screen just went blank. I...
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    Benches: Seagate SATA2 16mb vs. Western Digital SATA2 16mb

    Benches: Seagate SATA2 16mb vs. Western Digital SATA2 16mb Although the disks are different sizes (320gb vs 250gb), the data is a mirror image on each side. I was surprised at the nice results the Seagate gave me. Seagate 320GB SATA2 16MB cache: Western Digital 250GB SATA2 16MB cache:
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    From a 8800gts 320MB to two 8800gt 512MB.

    From a 8800gts 320MB to two 8800gt 512MB. My story. Went to Best Buy the second they opened. The online check showed BFG 8800GT 512MB were in stock! Alas like usual, the shelves were bare. I finally got someone to look in the back in the warehouse. He came back with the only 3 pieces they...
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    Glitchy disappearing external USB drives..

    I thought it was just my crappy WD Mybook which was causing my external drive problems a while back. So I bought a new external storage drive a few months ago. A nice Seagate 250gb, with the orange LED along the front. Well, after a few months I started getting "Delayed Write Errors" and my...
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    Core Temp and AMD 6000+

    Core Temp and AMD 6000+ Just found this program in my search. I'm always trying to find something more simple. I still dont like it much tho. I want ONE program that can monitor my graphics and cpu temps all in one little dashboard. I am fully done with ITE SmartGuardian, it sucks total ass...
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