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    Synergy/Input Director setup problems - 3 monitors, 2 computers

    So I'm basically trying to get this setup transitioning smoothly Input Director doesn't seem to allow me to place the server between the two slave screens, and I couldn't get Synergy working correctly either. Does anyone run a similar setup and can offer some advice? Thanks!
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    Building/Running a server from home

    A bit of background first: Some other artists and myself want to create a small local studio and start freelancing(fun times ahead in this economy!). We cannot afford to rent actual space, so we are going to work out of our apartments. What I'm trying to do is come up with an ideal asset...
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    Projection: Is it possible to get a focused 8.5x11" image?

    The short of it is I'm working on and installation in a gallery, and I would like to be able to project an image that is about the size of a standard A4 sheet of paper. Problem is the only projectors available to me don't focus well until they are about 3-5 feet away from whatever surface they...
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    Computer shut down suddenly, now not rebooting

    Does this sound like a blown power supply? How do I test for sure, barring swapping to a new PS immediately, since I don't have one lying around? I was just playing a game of left 4 dead and bam, complete shut off, and now when I try and power back on, absolutely nothing happens, no POST, no...
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    New DVD drive, computer won't boot Windows (SYSTEM32 error)

    I bought a cheapo DVD drive for a secondary system, so I popped out the old CD-Drive and put the DVD-Drive in it's place, booted, and got this: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM I stomped around cursing for a while...
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    Switch works with Vista OR xp but not both?

    I've got a little switch a bought a while ago( that's been working great till I tried to connect my girlfriend's Vista desktop. She cannot connect to the internet while my machine is on, and visa versa. If I shut down and power...
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    Getting rid of mouse accel in old school UT 99

    I had a fit of nostalgia the other week and downloaded UT 99 off of Steam, but it's been unplayable because of the horrid mouse acceleration/lag I get when playing. It just feels so off that I can't even begin to play it coming from CS and TF2 and such. None of the input settings in the games...
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    color gradient issues on a Dell 2407WFP

    I'm getting some pretty horrible image quality on wide expanses of color. It doesn't show up in most games with highly detailed textures, but when I fire up a space game, for example, it's hard to miss with shit like Eve Online and Homeworld 2. Anyone know how I can fix this and properly set...
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    Games Crashing after adding 2 more gigs

    I've been told my problem is running Windows XP Pro x64, but I just upgraded to a total of 4 gigs of ram, up from 2, and it causes games to stutter horribly and quickly lock up my machine. I was able to do everything else alright, from what I could tell, but once I started up TF2 or Counter...
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    Steam games crashing after 8800GT upgrade

    So I finally replaced my 7800GT with an 8800GT(MSI flavor from newegg, if it matters) and dropped in 2 more gigs of ram. I loaded the latest official drivers from nVidia to be safe, and the other games I play like WoW and EVE Online appear to be running just fine. If I try to start CS:S or...
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    Summer upgrade, or wait?

    I can't really afford to get state of the art parts, so I usually spend a couple hundred every year or two depending on what I'm playing and get a nice midrange graphics card. I'm starting to feel the strain on my 7800GT and was planning on picking up an 8800GT this summer now that it's pretty...
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    Need a recomendation based on my usage

    I'm looking to pick up a new graphics card this summer, but I don't want to get something expensive that will outperform what I need it to do. I'm a college student so I need my money for other things, for the most part, so I don't want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on this. My...
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    Entry level external watercooling

    Ok, so I'm thinking of doing a basic watercooling setup. The noise is starting to bother me, and I live in a very small room on the third floor of a house, so my computer literally heats to room up to an uncomfortable level. I've done a bit of research about it, and I think it would be ideal...
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    What to do about a suddenly overheating 7800GT?

    Like the title says, I have an 7800GT that has served me well for 2 years until now. I just noticed a sudden drop in framerate while playing TF2 that happens after 5-10 minutes of playtime. I downloaded a temperature monitor and low and behold I'm sitting at 88 degrees celsius. This just...
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    Problems with installing old NForce3 drivers

    I think this is the right place to ask this, but I'm having problems installing some drivers on an older motherboard. I've installed XP Pro using a disk that includes SP2, but my driver disk is apparently too old and wants SP1 to install anything, so I'm guessing it doesn't know what to do with...
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    "DISK BOOT FAILURE" when installing my first SATA HD

    Ok, so I've finally decided I needed to upgrade from my old IDE hard drive, so I bought this HD from newegg: ( and this cable to go with it: ( This is my motherboard...
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    Where are components manufactured?

    I'm curious as to whether or not parts such as RAM, processors, motherboards, etc are manufactured in the US or someplace outside like China? Is this "Silicone Valley" place mostly where the industry is based, or do they actually make their components there? Thanks!
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    Photoshop/Maya on a Mac Mini?

    Is it doable, or is the performance pretty unspectacular? I'm an art student so I'm not doing anything too high level, since I can use the university's 3d lab for rendering and such. I'm just looking for something that will run Flash/Photoshop better than my laptop, and will still be powerful...
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    Trouble booting up after new install

    I just upgraded my motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H, and I've been having some issues, to say the least. I was able to install windows last night, albeit with some difficulty booting up. After I get past the black boot screen (where it would hang for 20-30s), on the screen where it...
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    Biostar TForce 6100 AM2 and older RAM?

    Think of upgrading to this board and getting a new processor at the same time, but then I noticed it's memory slots were listed as 240pin. I'm still using a couple 512mb sticks of Kingmax PC3200 from 2-3 years ago, if I were to get this board, would I have to upgrade my RAM as well?
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    Best value processor for an AM2 mobo?

    I'm upgrading my mobo so I can swap over to mATX computer case, and am thinking about upgrading my processor at the same time. I haven't really been keeping up with the hardware recently, and my current processor is several years old, so I'm not really sure what would be a solid upgrade that...
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    Switching to a Micro-ATX mobo?

    I'm thinking about swapping over to a Micro-ATX motherboard so I can ditch my ugly case for a much smaller, quieter one. I'm not sure, however, if all of my current components will fit into one, seeing as I've never tried this before. What kind of board should I look into, given the components...
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    How to share a printer?

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    Hooking up my old Nintendo 64 to a Dell 2407WFP

    Decided to take a trip down Nostalgia Lane this week and dust off my Nintendo 64 and player Zelda. I have a Dell 2407WFP monitor, and I'm not sure how to get the Nintendo hooked up. I know it has component video ports behind it, as well as a single composite video port and an S-video port...
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    Large home networking issue, help!

    Ok, this is getting to be a big headache for me, so I'm hoping one of you gurus our here can render me some assistance. I'm living in a co-op house for this semester at school, and there are something like 20 rooms that each have a wired hub to connect to. There is also wireless in the house...
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    LCD for gaming/graphics in the 500-700 price range?

    I've decided to ditch my big ugly CRT and get a nice slim LCD. I'd be using it for gaming and graphics, and I can only spend between 500-700 dollars on this. Widescreen would be nice, but it's not necessary. I don't know much about displays, so I would appreciate some advice, as this is a...
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    Is it my HD or Windows?

    I've reformated around 3 times and reinstalled Windows using two different disks and used Home and Pro. Every time I start up, the first thing I do is DL Firefox and the latest nVidia video drives. Windows tries to open the firefox installer with 7-Zip, and program that I used before I...
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    $4-500 for new Vid Card -- Need I upgrade to PCI-E?

    As you can see in my sig, I'm not exactly running on the latest hardware, to say the least. Hopefully I will be getting around 4 or 500 dollars in the near future, and I'm looking to finally upgrade my machine. What is the best upgrade path, with this kind of budget? Am I going to have to...
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    Internet ridiculously slow -- me, someone else, or my ISP?

    Is there some diagnostic tool that can determine this? I live in a house with a bunch of other people, and me internet has been running really goddamn slowly on and off for a while now. I want to find out if someone is soaking up all the bandwidth, I've got a ton of trojans or something, or...
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    Downloading embedded Flash movies?

    Is there a way to download the physical .swf file from sites that show movies inside the webpage or in a smaller window (e.g. newgrounds)? There a several fantastic movies I would like to have in case I cannot find them again, but no way to get at them, at least that I know of.
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    Windows not starting successfully

    Just carried my computer over to friends hows and when I get everything set up and power on, it keeps failing to start Windows. It won't start normally nor go into Safe Mode. I can access the BIOS and all that, but I can't get Windows to start. The little progress bar will go across 2 maybe 3...
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    Left the sticker on my Heatsink >_<

    Yep, I did it :(. I've ignored it for some time now because it hasn't made a whole lot of difference, but now I want to clean it up on priniciple. How should I do it? Can I just clean it off with some rubbing alcohol and a q-tip then apply compound? Also, how do you apply the compound? Thanks!
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    Final Fantasy cinematic database?

    Any place I can DL all the cool cinematics in the FF games? There were a ton of cool ones in 10, and I'd like to be able to watch them again without having to go through the entire game once more.
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    NEC AS900 a good CRT for the money?

    Looking to upgrade to a nice middle-ground 19" CRT, and was thinking about this one: Any one know if this model has had issues, or would it be a solid choice for under 200 bucks? It will mainly be used for gaming and graphic design.
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    Best 19" CRT for gaming/graphic design < $200

    I need to upgrade my monitor this summer, and I'm going to be gaming on it as well as using GFX programs like photoshop/illustrator and flash. My budget is fairly small, at around $200, so nothing too fancy. A flatscreen would be nice, too. Any suggestions? I don't really keep up with...
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    Odd after-image on edges on my Dell monitor?

    This has been happening for a while now and I need to know if there is any way to fix it, or if I need a new monitor. I have a massive old Dell D1226H, and on the righthand side of things like models in games or my cursor or even the edge of this text box I'm typing in there is a rainbow-like...
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    WoW 1.5 + Battlegrounds Arrives!

    Live Patch Notes Disclaimer: While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted. Patch 1.5 Changes ****Battlegrounds arrive!**** - The Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley battlegrounds...
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    Opening ports on a D-Link?

    I want to try openig up the ports used by Bittorrent, as I'm getting some really lousy DL speeds, but I really have no idea how to do it. I'm using a D-Link wireless router, and I know how to access it through my internet browser, but I can't find a way to fiddle with the ports. Is there a...
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    Short term upgrade for Battlefield 2?

    I want to be able to play BF2 with good frames and decent quality, and doing so means that I would probably be best off upgrading my video card. I'm looking at maybe a 6600GT. I know this isn't going to be enough when stuff like Unreal 3 starts hitting the shelves, but I'm planning on getting...
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    Fix for comcasts lousy service?

    In the mornings and evenings my internet connection just plaing sucks, these days. It keeps flashing "Local Area Connection Unplugged" and then it connects again about a second later. It happens a few times each minute, and makes gaming online impossible. Is there anything I can do?