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    At wits end - pc keeps sometimes hard locking when exitting games or wake from idle

    Hi there Haven't posted in years, my sig is quite old. Here are my system specs before I get into my problem: Intel Q6600 at 3.25ghz on stock cooler and voltages 2x2GB Corsair DDR2 and 2x1GB Corsair DDR2 stock speeds Asus P5Q Deluxe brand new Asus R7 260X DirectCU2 OC 2GB GDDR5...
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    what do i need to build a HPTV capable of HiDef pvr?

    Hi, I just recently bought an HDTV(42" 1080p LG tv) and HD service. Everything works perfectly, HD looks phenomenal. I did not spring for the PVR, however now I feel I need one. Should I spring the $600-700 for a PVR with only 160GB(only one offered by my HDTV satellite service) or can I...
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    New Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, "base system device" what is it?

    Hi, I just got a new Dell Vostro 1000. In my device manager, there is a base system device with no drivers. I installed the Dell System utility(Notebook System Software) that it tells me to install. Numerous times, too. Doesn't solve anything. The question mark is still there and Windows says...
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    So I need a new cell phone

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    Hauppauge PVR-150 vs. ATi Theatre Pro 550 which one?

    which one? I'm buying one tomorrow.I would be using it for recording stuff mostly. I'm leaning towards the PCI-e Theatre Pro 550, just because I got some PCI-e 1x slots gathering dust.
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    Time to RMA the 7900GT CO Superclock

    :mad: With my 7900GT CO Superclock, at stock nVidia reference speed(450mhz core, 650mhz memory), I get artifacting in: Oblivion (retarded lines sticking out of models/characters) A bit in Half-Life 2 rthdribl demo (the window flickers every so often, really visible artifacts)...
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    Windows XP Pro freezing at installation

    My Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 freezes at the "installing devices" or the "installing network" screen with 33 minutes remaining. Wtf is wrong? I can still access the command console(shift + F10) but I don't know bwhat to do. My specs: AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe with latest bios...
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    Asrock 939SLI32-eSATA2 or Asus A8N-SLi or DFI nF4 SLI Infinity

    I need a new budget board, preferably SLi chipset so I can upgrade later in the future. My current Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe is dead(probably static discharge or something), and the warranty is void(don't ask), therefore I need a new board, and I can't afford to spring $180CAD for the Deluxe again...
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    DFI SLi Infinity or Asus A8N-SLi non-Deluxe

    Which one is better? Better bang for buck or whatever. I'm leaning towards the SLI Infinity as it is about $20 cheaper than the Asus A8N-SLi non-Deluxe(just regular A8N-SLi). [edit] Looks like I'll go with the Asus, the DFI does not have 5.1 surround sound(it says it has 6 channel...
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    Going from A8N-SLi Deluxe to regular?

    My A8N-SLi Deluxe is dead, and the warranty is voided since somehow the plastic rim around the ide connector broke off. So I need a new motherboard, and I'm interested in the A8N-SLi regular. As far as I know, it's exactly the same as the Deluxe except it doesn't have the Silicon Image SATA...
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    Call of Duty 2 - Cannot play British campaign

    Everytime I try to load the British campaign, I get an error message: Couldn't Load maps/decoytrences.d3dbsp I bought the game a few months ago, and only now I've gotten around to play it. I've just finished the Russian campaign but I cannot play the British campaign yet. I have the 1.01...
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    Daisy-Chaining Molex connectors?

    Since my Antec TruePower 2.0 550W SLi only has 5 Molex connectors. I need 7(1 fan, EZ_PLUG on the motherboard, 2 hard drives, 2 optical drives and 1 light). Is it possible to daisy-chain a few harddrives together, or something? I know it's not recommended, but all I have is PATA hard drives...
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    OCZ DDR400 Platinum EL 1GB sticks not running at 2-3-2-5 @ 1T?

    For some odd reason, the OCZ DDR400 Platinum EL 2x1GB dual channel kit I purchased on boxing day, does NOT run at 2-3-2-5 like advertised. SPD reports as 2.5-3-2-5. I cannot run 2-3-2-5 at 1T, however 2T works fine. But the funny thing is, SPD is CAS 2.5, shouldn't it be 2? The memory is...
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    What exactly is motherboard temperature?

    Asus PCProbe reports the following: CPU: 40c Motherboard: 48c CPU Fan: 4500rpm Chipset fan: 6000rpm Chassis fan: 1200rpm Harddrive: 44c 7800GT CO: 50c All idle. What exactly is the motherboard temperature? At first I thought it was simply my case temperature, but that doesn't...
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    Who has the 2560x1024 version of this background?

    http://www.ihateaol.co.uk/misc/dual_monitor_wallpapers/wallpaper/11.jpg Too bad it's 2048x768, I would like to have the 2560x1024, and I know it exists, because I originally got it from someone on this forum, who posted a screenshot of his desktop that has this background and it was...
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    So, like NCQ doesn't work on my nForce4

    Event ID: 51 An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation. It would hang on the Windows screen(the Windows XP logo with the blue bar) for ~3 minutes, and it happens only after I install the nVidia nForce 4 drivers. Disabling NCQ fixed it, apparently. No...
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    Splinter Cell Speech Stuttering

    Playing Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, I'm having problems with the sound. When random guys speak to each other, the first letter of each sentence is repeated. Or even when Sam's talking, it does the same thing. The exact same problem here...
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    Oops! Broke the PCI-e plastic hook thingy

    Why is there never any accurate documentation on how to safely remove a PCI-e videocard? Call me dumb, but the plastic hook is not the same as AGP, and considering I own a 7800GT, I couldn't even see the damn thing. I had to attempt to do it by feel. Guess what? I was pushing it the wrong...
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    Fear: what a game. Just beat it. *spoilers*

    Just beat it less than 5 minutes ago, probably took me about 8-10 hours to finish, but damn is it a great game. Action sequences are fun, the story line is compelling and intriguing. The only thing I don't understand is Fettel's cannibalism. Where did that come from? Great game...
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    How come in Doom 3 and Fear...

    How come in Doom 3 and Fear, and I'm sure so many other games of the like, you(the main character), witnesses weird ass freaky shit, and never get hurt? Why does nothing EVER happen to the main character? Like in Doom3, how come the flying skulls or whatever attacked that first scientist...
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    eVGA 7800GT CO film on the heatsink

    I have an eVGA 7800GT CO, and uh, on the heatsink, there's kinda like an anti-scratch type film, covering the heatsink(not the fan though). My guess is to keep the heatsink from getting scratched, but the film has a lot of air bubbles. The fan can still spin, but I'm just wondering if I...
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    Moving on up in the technology chain

    Well, it's Christmas, and it's 2005, and I want a new computer. Going from what's in my sig to this: AMD Opteron 165 1MB Cache 1.8GHZ $363 ATIC.CA Maxtor DiamondMax10 250G 16M $118 ATIC.CA Thermalright SI-120 heatsink $56 BIGFOOTCOMPUTERS.COM OCZ 2GB PC3200 Platinum 2-3-2-5...
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    PSP vs. DS video - pretty funny

    http://video.google.com/videopreviewbigall?q=Nintendo+playable%3Atrue&page=2&docid=3632796742315484146&urlcreated=1124573937
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    Banned 360 commercial.

    http://www.theupload.com/viewfile.php?id=00003425 Pretty stupid commercial, quite funny though.
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    Yoper ever going to come back?

    Their official site seems down forever, are they dead? :confused:
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    AV-710 front panel help

    WSHDFH@HJ#$)Y(%U)!#^u702u70!!!!111 :mad: How the hell does one connect front panel connectors on my noname brand case to this thing. I have a diagram that I found on Google, but damn, nothing works. Here's the diagram. http://69.36.189.159/usr_1034/av710_fp-pinout.gif My case has 2...
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    Really [H]ot! Top-level Domain names! - $0.37ea!

    Please delete
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    Need a soundcard with preferably external/front mounted inputs

    My mom is looking to upgrade her computer and she needs a sound card, but she preferably wants one with an external peice for digital, spdif and analog inputs and what not. Don't ask why. I'd like to keep this as cheap as possible, but I think I'm most likely going to go with the Sound...
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    AVG cannot update?

    Are Grisoft's servers down or something? AVG update ALWAYS times out on me, but it knows it needs to update... Does this happen to anyone else?
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    To shuttle or not to shuttle?

    Topic says it all... Either Shuttle SN25P with 3500+ Rev. E or DFI nF4 Ultra-D with 3500+? I go to alot of lans, so the portability of the Shuttle is a plus, but then again, my current mid-tower isn't that much of a pain and it's bearable. I'm not exactly sure how well the Shuttle...
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    Need new LCD monitor, considering Hyundai?

    I'm running low on cash, but I definitely need a new monitor, and I'd love to go LCD, but I needa decent gaming one for less than $400 CDN($320USD). My TTX CRT monitor is taking a beating, literally, it changes tint colours on me, and the only way to return it to normal, is to fucking hit the...
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    Nobody sells TwinMos in Canada?

    TwinMos is a bitch to find in Canada, I have yet to see 1 retailer in Canada that has TwinMos, and it seems that none of the American retailers that ship to Canada stocks it either. This is retarded. I'm getting a DFI nF4 Ultra-D(or the SLI-DR, haven't decided yet) and I've heard good things...
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    Chaos Theory co-op laggy for anyone else?

    It seems to be a REALLY demanding game online. Jesus christ. Playing it single player I don't have a damn problem, but online is just rediculous. So does anyone else have this problem?
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    How often do you have to refill/rebleed a WC system?

    I'm thinking of going water cooling with my new rig. Just about how often do you have to refill/rebleed/test for leaks? I've heard that it should generally be done about every 6-12 months to prevent corrosion/bacteria buildup. Anyone care to elaborate?
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    Anyone here play initial d?

    Just wondering if anyone here plays initial d at the arcades. Such a fun game, and with the card system makes it even better. I play initial d ver2 at a local arcade and I got myself an Integra, Skyline GT-R, and a Lancer Evo IV. Any fellow Initial D'ers? :D
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    [RUMOR?] HL2 will have MP other than CS:S

    http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showpost.php?p=937004&postcount=17 Make what you want of it.
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    Grand Theft Auto 3 acting weird - mouse/camera keeps moving to the left

    I borrowed GTA 3 from a friend, and I installed it and as soon as I start the game, after the cutscenes on the bridge, the camera keeps rotating around my player and I can't stop. It becomes extremely difficult to move though once I enter the car, the camera no longer rotates and is locked...
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    Too many hard drives on a single 480 watt powersupply?

    I'm attempting to run a 4th harddrive on my Thermaltake Silent Purepower 480w PSU. Is this too much for the thing to handle? It's rated at: 5v = 40amps 3.3v = 30amps 12v = 18amps The problem is, when I connect my 4th and final hard drive, the computer posts and boots, but Silicon Image...
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    SBCore causes Windows 2003 to shut down

    I'm getting this in my event log that SBCore will shut down my computer in 60 minutes if I didn't configure some damned domain controller. I've tried searching Google for a solution and the only promising place was that experts-advice or w/e that charges you for the solutions. I'm using...
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    So I need a new cell phone

    I dunno if this is the right place to ask, but I recently broke my current cell phone, and am looking for a replacement but perhaps upgraded. I'm actually looking at a Siemens C65, I've grown attached to Siemens and figured this would be a decent upgrade for smallish money from my late Siemens...
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