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    Formatting and selling hard drives. Help?

    Looks good, I'll try this in the morning unless a better option pops up.
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    Formatting and selling hard drives. Help?

    I want to format three different hard drives and sell them with my desktop PC tomorrow at noon. I need to make sure that the data cannot be restored... as some of it is private. I have heard there are programs that can format a drive and scramble the left over data so that it cannot be...
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    Selling PC... what do I need to save?

    I am selling my desktop PC and buying a laptop. I have already saved all of my personal data to a portable hard drive, but I'm guessing there is other stuff floating around on the HD that I might want to keep. Can anyone give me some suggestions on stuff I should save before formatting the drive...
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    I don't know where to post this. Please help!

    I was writing some very important lyrics on a notepad. It was a spur of the moment thing, but they are very important for specific reasons that I won't get into. Suddenly my computer crashes instantly.. just shuts off. I'm back and of course the stuff I was writing is gone as I didn't save...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok a friend help me find the on board audio in the bios and it was called Azalia codec. It didn't fix the problem. Audio is still cutting out. I tried launching a game to see if maybe it was just desktop audio that was messing up but no... the game audio was cutting out as well.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Two thoughts. 1. I read somewhere about removing the on board audio through the bios, however I can not find anything audio related in the peripherals list in my bios. Is it called something weird... what's the deal? 2. I really REALLY hope the issue isn't some sort of conflict with my...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok... now the real fun starts. I did what you said and set speakers to default and the control panel to DTS. iTunes will play now, however the sound is cutting in and out horribly.
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    I used those drivers and I'm having some issues. I posted about it in the audio forum here.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok, read your thread. I didn't mention in this thread that I'm using the optical out port on the soundcard to go into my receiver, and so I can't set the "speakers" to the default, I have to set the optical as the default.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    I'll check out that thread now, but I wanted to post this update before I do so. Ok I messed with some things. First off, if I switch to DTS.. um... can't remember what it's called exactly. There is DDL and then a DTS mode. If I switch to the DTS mode and set it to 7.1 or 5.1, then the...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Ok I bought a x-fi Titanium because it was $79 and a friend has one and it works for him. I used this for drivers and software http://forums.creative.com/t5/Sound-Blaster/SB-X-Fi-Series-Support-Pack-2-0-05-15-2009/td-p/527485 Everything seems to work fine except for one problem. I can enable...
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Daniel K? What's that? Link? :)
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Got it plugged into the one under the graphics card. Thanks everyone. Now I get to battle with getting the card to work with W7x64.
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Maybe I'm just being stupid. I tried plugging it into one of the white slots which I thought were PCI slots and it wasn't fitting and then I realized that it's PCI-E and automatically assumed that it wouldn't work so I put my computer back together. This is the one I got. If it will work...
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    Ugh... need a new motherboard

    Here is my current setup. MB: Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3r GC: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640 RAM: Patriot 1GBx2 DDR2 800 PSU Corsair 620hx CPU: Core 2 QUAD Q6600 CASE: Thermaltake Armor Full Black tower SOUND: M-Audio Delta 66 (music) SOUND: x-fi Titanium (gaming) So I want 5.1 sound with gaming with my...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    I don't know what to get. Maybe I'm just being stupid, but most 5.1 cards don't seem to do digital out, and isn't it better that way? And most cards don't support the latest EAX for gaming which is why I want a 5.1 sound card to begin with.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    So there is a Xonar card that outputs 5.1 for games via optical? Link?
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Seems that a lot of people are having trouble getting Montego to work with Windows 7. Maybe I should go with Xonar, but they seem to be around $150.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    The Montego looks good. Thanks. I'm getting what you're saying.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    I don't know how games send out audio. I'll look at the cards you recommended. Thanks.
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    Well I tried the optical port on my PC and games like HL2 and other Valve games keep reverting back to 2 speakers. It won't stay on 5.1. This is the motherboard I have. Gigabyte GA-P35C Intel P35 ATX If you guys can help me get 5.1 through it so that games like Half Life 2 will recognize...
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    Need 5.1 sound card for HTPC

    I currently have my computer hooked up to my home theater with an optical cable via the optical port on my motherboard, but apparently it doesn't send a 5.1 signal. I need a Soundcard (less than $200) that will output 5.1 via optical. I mostly use this PC to game on as I have a PS3 that I...
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    I need the PC equivelant to this

    I currently own the wired version of this http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MB167LL-A-Wireless-Keyboard/dp/B000V01RLK . My version has the number pad. The reason I want this wireless one is because it's smaller and wireless which is great for my HTPC. However I have read that some people have had...
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    Please help me hook my computer up to my TV

    I have a 8800gts in my computer with DVI ports. I used a DVI-VGA adapter and hooked the computer up to the TV using the VGA cable. My computer does not have HDMI. I'm getting an image on my TV and it's clear, but there are black borders on either side. I tried increasing the res to max, but...
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    Need a 5.1 soundcard with optical out. Suggestions?

    Well.. apparently my GA-P35C-DS3R has optical out, so I guess I don't need a sound card afteral. Are there any games that use Dolby Digital or DTS?
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    Need a 5.1 soundcard with optical out. Suggestions?

    I built a computer earlier this year and it has an M-Audio Delta 66 sound card for Pro Tools. It runs Windows 7 x64. I will be upgrading my home theater in January, and so I'm wanting to use my old 5.1 Dolby Digita/DTS receiver and old speakers for my computer setup. My receiver does not have...
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    Well the speakers are nice... Polk Audio fronts and center and Sony rear surround speakers.. The receiver only has HDMI video pass through, but it does have optical which is what I use with my PS3. It's not an HD receiver unfortunately. Would be nice if I had the money to upgrade that along...
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    Oh and also, I'm going to want a really nice 5.1 sound card. I have a nice sound system.. might as well fully utilize it. Suggestions?
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    I think I'd rather go with something full size instead of mini. A top of the line graphics card is important, hard drive space is a must, and I don't want the thing to have ventilation problems. I might even end up just building a tower and putting it under the end table next to the couch. I...
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    Is there a major disadvantage to getting a mini case that uses a mini motherboard? Would I have to worry about the massive graphics card being able to fit without getting in the way of things like hard drives? How do you get BT with a computer? Do motherboards come featured with it now, or...
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    Yeah... I don't think the wireless Logitech thumb trackball is BT. Hmm... I think I want to go with a black case to fit in with the rest of my home theater hardware.
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    That case is awesome. I didn't even know something like that existed. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll do some research on them.
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    I thought that I did. I guess I could re-write it in order. 1) Use? Livingroom computer mostly for gaming (stated) 2) Budget? $1000-$2000 (stated) 3) Residence? NE Kansas 4) Parts? Everything (stated) 5) Reusing parts? Not reusing parts. Buying everything new. (stated) 6) Overclocking...
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    Building a living room computer in January. Suggestions?

    I'm wanting to build a computer in the middle of January 2010 for the purpose of hooking it up to my living room TV and sound system. I currently have a 5.1 DTS sound system and a 47" 1080p TV. As of now, I'm not sure what my budget will be, but I know that I want the computer to be as...
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    Windows 7 downloads (for .edu) are up

    I didn't realize there was a difference between the phone purchase and the online purchase. Seems silly to me that they would make two different versions. Ordering it over the phone is a pain because Microshaft is outsourcing to a call center in some other country... and so it takes like 30...
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    Windows 7 downloads (for .edu) are up

    If you call Microsoft and ask for the .edu deal and tell them you want the digital download instead of the physical disc, they will email you immediately with your order. You will be given a password. You login to the Microsoft store with the .edu email and the password, and then you will be...
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    Wanting to add some more ram. Suggestions?

    Why is DDR2 going up?
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    Wanting to add some more ram. Suggestions?

    Here is my Motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128048 I currently have two of these. http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5278197?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG I would like to add at least 2 more gigs... maybe more. Not really wanting to spend that much...
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    Is my hard drive dead?

    So I took the computer upstairs and turned it on again, and it posted... but then I heard what sounded like something stuck in the power supply fan. I looked at the screen and I didn't see anything. I turned the computer off then sat it upright and turned it back on. No sound... and now the...
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    Is my hard drive dead?

    No, the computer isn't posting period. Can't even see the bios because I'm getting no image on my screen. I called a friend and he said he thinks it's my power supply.
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