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    Performance testing software / benchmarking software??

    HDTach worked well for the hard drives, but now I need a program to test the CPU/Mobo/RAM combo. Edit: I found this page
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    Can the keyboard input be repaired or bypassed?

    I have an ASUS A7N-333 (I think that's the model..) mobo that I want to use as a file server. When I turn the computer on it makes a constant beeping sound and proceeds to tell me the keyboard is not present (the keyboard is plugged in). If I wiggle the keyboard connection, the beeping stops...
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    Need a Video card for dual 1680x1050 monitors

    Thanks for the replies. I absolutely hate ATI. I think their software is junk. I haven't been able to get the tuner on my 9600 AIW Radeon Pro to work since it was new:mad: . I paid $349 for it right when it came out. I think the Nvidia sound like a good bet.
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    Are new Notebook's available without Vista?

    Thanks for all the replies! I have just heard a lot of bad things about Vista. It seems that about 50% or so of the reports I've read are negative. I also would like a stable OS and I'm not sure if this will be. If it is a pre-made system, then it should be tested and working. I went to...
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    Can OS X be run on XP? I've heard there is a hacked version available

    I was at Circuit Shitty today and one of the sales reps told me about a hacked version of OS X that is able to run on Win XP. I guess this sounds possible since the Mac's are using Intel hardware now. There is probably a way to bypass the need for "authentic Mac Hardware", or...
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    Are new Notebook's available without Vista?

    I'm in the market for a new laptop and have been looking at Best Buy and Circuit Shitty. All the laptops have Vista pre-installed. Does anyone know if you can buy a Notebook from a major retailer now w/o Vista?
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    Need a Video card for dual 1680x1050 monitors

    I'm open to all suggestions that will allow me to run dual 1680x1050 monitors. I don't believe the MOBO I'm getting supports SLI. I am not a gamer. This is for systems administration. This is going to be installed in a PC running Linux, if I can find a card that is supported in Linux...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I thought SLI was gaming/graphics related, but wasn't 100% sure. Yeah, I did get a little lazy about looking for that, sorry bout that.. It looks like the bad axe 2 is a solid mobo and it is priced nice. I'm going to do some more reading about it and go from there. The E6600 is looking...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    What is the model for the "Bad axe 2" ? I tried finding it on Newegg and didnt' have any luck. a link to the newegg site would be great! I found this in another posting in this forum. I found the MOBO for $55 cheaper at MWAVE . I used to use Mwave b4 newegg blew up the scene and was...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    Well, I think the E6600 and the ASUS P5WDG2-WS is a good combo. I am going to read up on it a little and see if there are any down sides to this setup. I hate buying something and finding out after the fact that it isn't what I need. is the E6600 64bit? I'm thinking it isn't. I'd like to...
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    Why are there only 2 pages of threads in AMD & Intel Processors pages?

    Well, that did it! I don't know why that was a problem in only the "processors" sub-forums
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    Looking for a 7" - 11" WideScreen LCD panel

    I've googled, and haven't been able to find widescreen, but it has been a little since I've looked. I can't believe that you found a widescreen so fast! That monitor looks like it would do the job and for a nice price!
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    Looking for a 7" - 11" WideScreen LCD panel

    What I need is a Wide Screen 10" LCD touch-screen display. I'm guessing that this is going to be tough to find, so I'll settle for a widescreen 7"-11", and it doesn't have to be touch-screen but it would be 100x better if it were. This is going to be used for a car computer system, so the...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I never thought about trying to create virtual RAID arrays! That's a great idea! I think I will stick with the SATA and if I end up using a database a lot, I'll invest in a SCSI drive at that point. Until then I really don't need 2ms seek/access times. Now I'm kinda torn as what to do for...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I was wondering about the RAID setup. I was playing with it just to have a little experience with RAID admin. It also made it easier to migrate over to Linux.. I have also been thinking about selling the raptors and maybe going with a SCSI Fujitsu 74Gb or 147GB drive. 2ms access, for the...
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    Why are there only 2 pages of threads in AMD & Intel Processors pages?

    For some reason, I can only see 24 threads here in the AMD Processor page, and only a few on the Intel page. Is this what everyone sees?
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    Thanks for the suggestions! I agree on the RAM needed, that has always been top on the list. I see that you suggest Intel. Is there a reason? I was actually thinking of going with an AMD processor, but I'm open to suggestions here. Also, what OS are you running VMWare server on? I've...
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    Need suggestions on MOBO/CPU selection for a VMWare server

    I need some advice on putting together a new server to run some Virtual Machines for a testing environment. I've been out of the IT industry for 2+ years due to some very serious medical issues, so I'm a little behind on the current hardware. I need to set up a “corporate network” atmosphere...
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    SCEPTRE 20.1" WS Poll

    Thanks for pointing out the sticky. It looks like MVA is the better bet than TN. I did a search online for other vendors of Sceptre and didn't find any other than Newegg. Is this their brand? If not, looks like they have the market cornered on this one. I also saw that Costco has them...
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    ATI AIW 9600 Pro Radeon + Linux

    I am planning on buying 2 new monitors to replace my 17" LCD's that I have now. I have 2 Samsung 710N's and am looking at buying 2 20.1" SCEPTRE X20WC-Gamer's. The video card that I am planning on using is an ATI All-In-Wonder 9600, 128mb RAM. This card is currently in a box running XP...
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    The Official HP LP2065 Lottery Thread!

    Can someone fill me in on these "monitor" lotteries? I saw a similar post with Dell monitors but don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm guessing that it has something to do with them using random parts to build their monitors, so no one really knows what they are going to get when...
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    SCEPTRE 20.1" WS Poll

    What is the difference between MVA panels and TN Panels?
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    Sceptre X20WC-Gamer

    Any updates on this monitor? I'm thinking of picking 2 of them up, but need some suggestions on them b4. Thanks
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    How To - Create a RAID array in Linux (Ubuntu Edgy - 6.10)

    Back up is going to be with a pair of WD 5000ks's. I've changed the partitions types to "fd". do I need to re-make the file system, or change anything else after that? Thanks again for the help!
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    How To - Create a RAID array in Linux (Ubuntu Edgy - 6.10)

    Ok, I changed the mtab and fstab and the array is working, thanks for the suggestions! As for the type of partition I created "83", what should I do about that? The array seems to be working fine, but I would like to re-do the setup the right way. What should I have done when I had to...
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    How To - Create a RAID array in Linux (Ubuntu Edgy - 6.10)

    I decided to create a 5 disk RAID 0 array in Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 Here is the procedure I used. I think it is the correct way, but I'm having problems getting the array to mount. sudo apt-get install mdadm sudo fdisk /dev/hda1 /dev/hde1...
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    Does your RAID array use more than one IDE drive/channel?

    I guess Galaxy 4.0 is a bit of a step up, huh? That's an amazing system. I'm planning on making a 1/10 scale model, lol:D
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    Does your RAID array use more than one IDE drive/channel?

    drizzt81 & unhappy_mage, did you vote on the poll? Just wondering b/c it isn't posting if you did. So you both ran 2 drives on each channel?
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    Does your RAID array use more than one IDE drive/channel?

    I have been trying to figure out how to setup my server and am torn between running only one IDE HD per channel or two per channel. It seems that a lot of guides highly recommend only running one per channel. What do you run? Please vote and reply if you will about what kind of array you...
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    RAID 5 on Ubuntu Linux: Setup Ques on Promise TX2 card

    I just did some reading on the HOWTO on RAID5 install and I found this: I asked earlier if it was alright to put all 4 drives on my promise card. The promise card has 2 IDE connections (2 channels, 2 drives a piece). I have one more drive on my Primary IDE channel on the MOBO. After...
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    RAID 5 on Ubuntu Linux: Setup Ques on Promise TX2 card

    Thank you very much! That helps a lot! So how much more performance can I expect from a RAID 5 array for read/write? Finally can more drives be added to an array after it is configured? I have 3 more 160's, but they are busy running OS's on different computers now. I could swap them with...
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    RAID 5 on Ubuntu Linux: Setup Ques on Promise TX2 card

    Thanks for your input! I'm going to look into XFS. Will this work well with a RAID5 setup? Anyone have a good guide for a noobie setting up a RAID 5 Array? Thanks
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    RAID 5 on Ubuntu Linux: Setup Ques on Promise TX2 card

    I added the Rosewill SATA controller on the next reboot and when I booted the PC, the IDE drives showed up..
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    RAID 5 on Ubuntu Linux: Setup Ques on Promise TX2 card

    Anyone have a suggestion as to what file system to use on the server? ext2, ext3? I'm new to Linux so I'm not real sure on this. Ok, I have the OS set up on my 36GB Raptor and now I need to figure out how to install the IDE drives on the Promise Ultra 133 TX2. I tried "sudo mount" and...
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    Seagate (7200.10) SATAII 320GB or WD (SE16) SATAII 320GB?

    Is this your theory, lol!?! Seems kinda odd that perpendicular would be more quiet. Care to explain your reasoning?
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    RAID 5 on Ubuntu Linux: Setup Ques on Promise TX2 card

    I am setting up a File Server, and I'm thinking I would like to use the 5 160 GB drives that I have in a RAID 5 array. I'm planning on running Ubuntu 6.10 Server (unless someone can tell me a better distro). Here is the hardware I'm planning: MSI 865PE II MOBO (supports 4 IDE, 2 SATA) P4...
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    Raptors for OS and games

    I have 2 74GB Raptors and 2 36Gb Raptors. I was wondering what the performance differences were, so I ran HD tune and here are the results: http://home.globalcommaccess.com/HDCompare.html
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    Build for a friend... advice?

    The system looks good. I'm not a big fan of ASUS even though a lot of people think they are the best boards out there. I had 2 different boards that gave me fits (A7N 333 and another I forget) Also, I've thought that spending ~300-350 for a CPU was about right. But I've also wondered if...
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    NIC problem on K8N Neo Platinum...

    Did you ever clear this issue up? I have/had the same MOBO. I had issues with it as well. Strange NIC problems. I have 4 other MSI boards that have strange NIC issues. Here is what I have found that can cause conflicts in MSI boards. Hard drive jumpers. On a K7N Delta 2 Plat and a...
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