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    Why can't my 6950 view 1080P video without unwatchable stuttering?

    When I watch YouTube or Twitch in 720P it's smooth but when I crank it up to 1080P I get stuttering so bad it's unwatchable. (Q6660, 8Gb RAM). Hell, even my old laptop (Intel HD Graphics 4000) can view 1080P YouTube and twitch videos (just tested and it viewed 1080P @ 60fps YouTube vid...
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    How do I extend my in-house WiFi?

    So in my family living room with our living room PC we have our (comcast) router and WiFI router (ASUS RT-AC66W). But once you get to the backroom, upstairs and outside in the garage, the signal strength is weak at best. I'd really love it if I could buy something that improves the WiFi signal...
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    Can you provide me some quick help with picking a PC monitor?

    So, I have a crappy 20 inch hooked up to my second PC. I am looking for a new monitor (general usage, potentially gaming but I'm not a hardcore gamer with a picky eye) and I figure the deals now (Black Friday + Cyber Monday) mean now is the time to buy. What I'm looking for: 24" or bigger...
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    I think my external HDD just died, help! What are my options?

    Okay so in my families living room we have had a Seagate Expansion 2TB 3.5in USB3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive at the computer desk for the past few years. It hasn't gotten much use at all but it has data on it we want. Recently in a time of needing to use it, it has operated extremely slowly...
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    Do you recommend burning-in NAS HDD's?

    So I bought a Synology NAS recently and I'll be getting my HDD soon (WD Red 4TB). I haven't owned a NAS before and I have also never burned in a HDD. However in looking around it seems like something that is recommended. Do you recommend that I do it? If so, how do I do it? What program(s) do...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    I have had my eye on a couple of NAS boxes for a while, specifically the Synology DS416-Play and the WD MyCloud PR4100 (both around $500). Recently I was asked "why not just make your own for cheaper?" so here I am attempting to do that. I have built PC's before but never a NAS. I have basically...
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    Do adapters exist so I can plug in a phone to my modem?

    Okay so this was hard to title so I'm sorry if it wasn't very accurate. So I am looking into replacing my families home modem (Arris TM722 leased by Comcast) with the Arris SURFboard SB6190. At first when looking into this I believed we didn't have a Comcast phone line (because we use Frontier...
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    My PC is booting really slowly, please help

    Okay so I built a PC years ago (Q9550, P5Q PRO Turbo, etc) for myself that I eventually sold to my brother. Recently I bought it back to use as a HTPC. I threw in a brand new Samsung Evo 850 and installed Windows 7 64bit on it. Everything has been great up until the past week or two. And in this...
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    How smoothly should a Modem swap go?

    So I am looking into replacing my families home modem (Arris TM722 leased by Comcast) with the Arris SURFboard SB6190. I have never replaced a modem before. Should it go smoothly? Just unplug it, take out the battery, disconnect all the cables, put in the new one, connect all the cables, put in...
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    Going to be installing Windows 7 fresh on a SSD, please advise

    Okay so I just bought a PC I built for my brother back from him to use as my HTPC. I just bought a SSD to install Windows 7 (Pro, 64-bit) on it as well. As of right now I only own the Windows 7 (Pro 64-bit) disc that doesn't have SP1 on it. In the recent past I did this for my parents PC but it...
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    My Intel 520 SSD shows up as SCSI, why? How do I fix it?

    So I have put a SSD into my families living room Computer (Asus M2N Sli-Dexluxe Mobo) and installed Windows 10 on it. Everything is working perfectly (actually not true, having a weird problem with my Ethernet drivers but no fixes worked so I bought a Intel Gigabit CT PCI-E Network Adapter and...
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    Please help me fix; Windows Update Error: 0x80070057 --- Windows 7 32bit

    So I am currently upgrading a PC I built with a new SSD. I have installed Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit) on it and am going through the process of updating Windows. I get to the point in the updating process that I download and install SP1, which downloads and installs successfully. But after...
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    MSI 970 G4 Gaming bad stuttering/lag in BF4

    Hey so I have owned my GPU for about a week+ now, and i just got done with a session of BF4, and it was bad. First off the tearing was really bad last night when playing so i turned on VSync (worked), but today when i played in a 64 player match it went from 60FPS to what must have been 5FPS. It...
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    Gigabyte Z77 Mobo Sata ports not working, help

    So SATA ports 7 & 6 on my Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard have both my DVD and Bluray player/burner plugged in them. All of a sudden they stopped showing up in "My Computer". I seem to remember them having been there as recently as a few weeks ago...the only thing i have done to my PC since then...
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    You've got $350 & no GPU, do you get the GTX 970?

    Hey so I just sold both of my 670's and got $300. I've got some wiggle room there (can spend a little more than I got from the sales), I am curious before pulling the trigger on this MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G video card I am looking at (which is 6 month old tech). Would my only other alternative be...
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    Google Chrome 64-Bit wont install, help please

    Hey so I am trying to install Google Chrome 64-bit, and it doesn't seem to be working. First off this is the source i am downloading it from; https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/beta.html and I install it. However when I go into Settings>About Google Chrome it doesnt say (64-Bit) anywhere. It...
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    What new Nvidia card is comparable to SLI 670 PE OC cards?

    So as can be seen in my Signature, I own two MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card's and so far they work pretty damn solid in BF4 (1080P, very high settings) and Dragon Age Inquisition and such. However considering I can...
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    Tf700T Stock, Super Laggy/useless, Is CM way to go?

    Ok so this is the best place I could think to post my issue and question(s). I own the TF700T i'd say two years ago? Probably more. I also bought the dock/keyboard as well. Now i would love it...if it wasnt so freaking slow. I dont have many apps on it, barely any files, yet it runs SOOOOO slow...
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    Best way to clean install Win 7 on a diff drive?

    Okay so here's the story, my Gaming PC in my sig the past 2 months has been getting a "ehshell error windows media center CLR20r3" (i have tried every fix i could find and nothing works), so my WMC gets the error, cant debug cause there's no debug program, closes WMC and i have to open it back...
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    Best low cost PC/PS4 Gaming Headset? ~$75

    So I have never owned a Headset before, I just use speakers and my webcam mic for VOIP when gaming. However my for his job my Father needs a Headset with Mic for a class he needs to take, so I figure i'll just buy one, let him use it until hes done then use it for gaming. I only PC game but it...
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    Nexus 4 battery life is horrible now, why? Help.

    Okay so i have had the N4 since it came out. I know its battery life drain speeds. Lately it has been dropping like a ROCK. And i cant figure out why or if i can do anything to change it. Yesterday i let it drain to 5% and then charged it all the way up, and started using it today at around...
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    Opinions/Experience with the Synology DS213+?

    So i saw this on Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/the-best-batteries-the-best-nas-the-best-external-har-1446497075 Is this NAS really a hit in the NAS owning community? Or is there one recommended/loved more? Its not that i really really need a NAS, but i like the idea of them, and i use a lot...
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    Best way to upgrade from Win 8 to Pro (for WMC)?

    Okay so the plan is to just go through the "Add Features to Windows 8" thats inside Windows 8. Its $99 for Windows 8 Pro upgrade and then $9.99 for WMC. I have a 6 tuner box (SiliconDust HDHomerun Prime 6 tuner box) that uses Windows Media Center exclusively. So on this new laptop that came with...
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    Time for second 670 for SLI or something different?

    Okay so you can see my Rig in my signature. I have planned since i built the PC and bought my first 670 GPU to (when needed) buy a second for SLI. Now i know the 7xx cards are out, but what is your guy's advice? Reason to get a second? Well BF4 on 1920x1080 is great, 40+ FPS on ultra everything...
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    JUST bought new Laptop, Haswell out in a week..

    Of course its my luck that my family just went out and bought (yesterday!) 3 laptops lol. Envy 15's, core i5's. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ENVY+15.6%26quot%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/7703056.p?id=1218858583403&skuId=7703056&st=hp%20envy%20dv6&cp=1&lp=10#tab=overview I wouldn't...
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    New general purpose build, help?

    Okay, so the purpose of this build is i have a desk thats empty that used to have a second PC there, that i sold. I now only have the one PC (mega gaming PC, see Signature). I dont LOVE owning two PC's but heres my reasoning for building another second computer: I have the SiliconDust HD HomeRun...
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    Need to clean install, but OS installed to SSD & programs to HDD

    So i have always had everything installed on one HDD with my previous PC's. So when i needed to clean install everything got wiped and so it was pretty straight forward when it came to re-installing stuff. However, right now i have my OS installed to my SSD, and most of my programs and steam...
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    Help, Windows 7 update Error Code 800B0100

    So not that the cause really matters, but i had a external hard drive transferring video files with my OS and i cancelled it but it never truly canceled and at the same time was running the new update (like 10 "important" updates showed up a few days ago) and i cancelled that too and it too...
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    Nexus 4: Micro-Sim Q's, HSPA+ 42 Q

    Ok so i currently have the Tmobile G2 (stock). I am thinking strongly about getting the Nexus 4. I however have never dealt with anything other than a standard SIM. If i go to T-Mobile (Store) to have them cut down my SIM, do they offer the adapter so i can put in the newly Micro-SIM card into...
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    Cheapest Xbox Live Gold?

    So my Xbox live Gold ends tonight. Is there anywhere i can buy the code (legit) for cheaper than the $60 on Xbox Dashboard? Thanks.
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    SSD: Intel 520 still way to go? How to use as Steam drive?

    So i have a 120Gb Intel 520 as my boot drive and so far, everything is going great. Boots up fast and all that good stuff. I noticed on newegg that the 120Gb is $160 right now, but the 240Gb is $200 after MIR (i have never had a problem with a MIR). As far as i know, the 520 series is the...
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    Should i get a second 670 MSI PE for $340?

    So i have had my 670 MSI PE for a while now, and LOVE it. Id say the only negative is unlike the Asus DCU II , when the fan gets high in RPM it gets loud. But thankfully the fan doesnt need to get too loud when working, and my sound system drowns out any noise. But anyways, i paid $430 at...
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    In need of new Laptop, suggestions?

    So my sister is wanting to get a new laptop, and i have googled around trying to get good recommendations of like the best laptops of 2012, but most are either apple or $1500+ gaming laptops. She is not looking to get a Apple laptop, it should be around 15", and in terms of performance, she...
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    Change color scheme to basic when gaming (Win7)...why?

    So you know that windows 7 color scheme change to basic (basically turning off Aero)? I dont get why sometimes that happens to me when gaming (sometimes on its own, usually its asks me in a pop up if i want to change it, cause my resources are low). But look at my sig...3770K, 16Gb RAM, 670...
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    Asus 670 Top, Asus release a fix, does it work?

    So i got a auto notify that the Asus 670 Top's are back in stock. And i went to the review section of Newegg just to check out what the Asus rep is saying when replying to the recent negative reviews. and i saw this: "I am sorry you are disappointed with the GTX 670 TOP graphics card. If you...
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    So i take it im screwed? Win 7 Pro 64 bit

    So i just built a new PC. I own Win 7 Pro 64bit from the Microsoft Student deal and its a upgrade version. Its what i had on my last PC and obviously it activated and was perfect. Now with this new PC build, i had a blank SSD that i installed the windows 7 pro 64 bit onto..and just now (20 days...
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    Very quick Q: New mobo drivers, how to proceed?

    So i just checked my UD5H's page on Gigabyte's site, and some of the drivers listed are newly updated (USB 3.0 driver, Intel VGA driver). I was curious do i just download and install them? Or do i have to remove the old driver versions that i installed a few weeks ago ago when i got this rig and...
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    Getting new GPU..$400+ to spend...670 Direct CUII?

    So the title basically says it all. I sold my two 2Gb 6950's (unlocked shaders) and got $435. So my budget it basically that all the way to $500. From what i have read, the 670 is a STEAL, performing basically at the 680 level for $100 less. But is it THE GPU to buy? Is there still a arguement...
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    Got my SSD for boot..now what?

    Just a quick double checking question to make sure i dont screw anything up by missing something. The situation is im building a new rig, and for the first time i got a SSD (Intel 520 120Gb). It will be my boot drive, i just need to know if theres anything i need to do/double check before i...
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    Gigabyte Z77-UD5H, when will it be usable?

    So i am slowly buying parts for a Z77 3770K build. So far i have my case, SSD and RAM. I am waiting for the i7-3770K to get back in stock and on sale at Tigerdirect, and for the LZP-1000 PSU to go back on sale. However, the motherboard i want is theL GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H (...
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