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    Final Fantasy XV: NA vs Euro edition issues

    So Amazon screwed up and gave me the euro edition of the game. I complained and they gave it to me for free but I'm stuck with it for the moment. I tried downloading some dlc but it's incompatible. I want to play the dlc so what are my options? 1. Buy NA version of the game and then I'm able to...
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    System optimizers?

    I'm trying to keep my laptop up on it's last legs. Windows 7 Toshiba laptop. I use it for work, email, MSoffice, surfing, maybe the occasional snes emulator during a boring meeting. So are they any actual decent system optimizer programs out there or is it just snake oil? I do use CCleaner and...
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    Looking for video card suggestions

    Rig in sig, but looking to upgrade my video card for gaming. I'm planning a major upgrade in about 2+ years, so this is just something to tide me over until then. Budget is less than $200, not including shipping. My resolution won't go past 1920x1200 at this point, so no need for an uber card. I...
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    Broke SATA power plug: advice?

    So I got a new hard drive today and while installing it, I managed to break the old drive that I was replacing: The part that the power prongs lie on snapped off due to a cable that got stuck (I honestly thought the horrid sound was the cable wrapping that was rubbing against the case:()...
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    Free Street Figther X Megaman

    For Capcom's 25th Anniversary, they created a Street Fighter and Megaman Mashup. :D Pretty sweet fan service, I think :) http://www.capcom-unity.com/mega_man
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    Weird network problem just started

    The set up I have is Verizon Fios wireless router (router 1) and a WRT54G running a DD-WRT in repeater mode (Router 2). Router 1 is both wireless and wired, but router 2 is only wireless and has no wires. I had it set up in such a way that regardless of which I was connected to, I could access...
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    Recovering deleted emails from thunderbird

    So my thunderbird was acting up for my two gmail accounts. Long story short, I unchecked the box which archived my gmail accounts, deleted all messages in my archives, then deleted from trash, then went into the inbox to see that all of my messages were gone. I thought I was just deleting...
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    Quantic Dream's "Kara" tech demo

    Playstation's fan page posted this last night. http://youtu.be/j-pF56-ZYkY Really neat mo-cap performance demo, looks fantastic! Really neat that it's run in real time on the ps3 as well. Quantic dream has been a really small studio but I remember their name from when they made...
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    Router Recommendation

    One of my girlfriend's relatives is looking for a new router. Their 5+yr old wireless router is calling it quits so they need to get a new one. I have not been in the market for a while now so I'm not really sure what to get. They're in another state and most likely going to pick it up at a...
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    External Backup Drive: Always on?

    I've been considering getting a backup drive for a while now, just to offload some of the stuff I won't be using or want to keep for a while from my main hard drive. But I've always wondered: If I don't consistently use that backup drive (say, maybe once a month for retrieval or backing up)...
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    700% completed?

    I haven't really paid attention to my folding over the weekend and today I noticed that Fahmon was reporting that I had a work unit that was over 700% completed and well, I didn't think that seemed right. Here's the last part of the status message: [05:40:49] Completed 354499985 out of 50000000...
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    EVGA: Duke's Fully Loaded Package

    Just got this email from EVGA about this Duke's Fully Loaded Limited Edition package, thought it was a hoot. :D Granted, it's not much more than a 560 with a custom sticker and some limited edition goodies, but still, haven't really seen a video card/game combo like this in a while. At the...
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    Metro 2033, 5$: Gamer's Gate 24hr deal

    According to slickdeals, it's 5 bucks on gamersgate and can be activated on steam. BITING! http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/50439/gamersgate.com-metro-2033-pc-download-game http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-M2033/metro-2033 Haven't used them before. I take it they're legit with regards to a...
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    Maintain thumbnails over network?

    Hey, so my laptop (wireless, WPA) and my desktop (wired) are both on the same network, both with windows 7. Sometimes I want to look up pictures on my desktop from my laptop and it'll take a long time to load a folder if it has a lot of pictures in it. If there are more pictures than the screen...
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    Norton 2011 3-User: 17.99. Newegg Limited Shell Shocker

    Picked one up for my parents, price is damn good for 17.99 w/ free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832108587&cm_re=norton_antivirus-_-32-108-587-_-Product Get it while it's hot!
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    Norton deleting fahcore

    For some reason, and this has only happened recently, Norton has started flagging FAHCore_XX.exe as a high level threat and subsequently deleting the exe. Luckily, I can just restore the file from Norton, but this is getting a little ridiculous. I've told Norton to exclude this in their...
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    X800: No Furmark Temp display

    Hey, I inherited my brother's old computer build from way back when. Specs: P4 2.8 P4C800 Deluxe 512MB x 2 Geil pc3500 (silver HS) ATI X800 Hercules Fortissimo sound card Linksys WMP 54GS I updated the video card to the most recent drivers (10.2). I tried running furmark and the...
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    PS3 Update: 2.42 Live

    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/07/ps3-firmware-3-42-mandatory-update-available-now/ Mandatory patch update was just released. Though I don't think it was outright stated by sony, it seems to be in response to the jailbreak and other apps...
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    BOINC and F@H: Bad Idea?

    I had posted in the boinc forums about a problem I was having with seti@home jobs and the admin pointed out that I shouldn't run F@H and Boinc at the same time. Is this true? I run F@H on my 285 and use only 3/4 cores on my q9550. I only use 3 cores since I noticed that F@H needed some CPU...
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    Witcher mods?

    I know I'm a bit behind the curve with this game, but I picked it up recently. I kept seeing it compared to oblivion, so I figured it had potential for huge mods, but I haven't found any comprehensive resources or mod databases like with oblivion. Is this game pretty much the best it can get...
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    Win 7: Weird picture problem

    I had downloaded an rar archive recently with some design drawings and I'm getting some really weird viewing problems. I extracted the files to a folder and the thumbnails display just fine. If I double click to open into windows photo viewer, some pictures will load, some just display black. If...
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    Old PC game packages.... what to do?

    I just moved and finally got access to a box I had made up of old PC game packages. This house is much smaller so I'm trying to figure out what to do with all of them. I'm not particularly attached to them, but is there much of a second hand market for packaging? I know some of the games were...
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    New North Korean OS: Red Star

    Snippets from the article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8604912.stm Interesting stuff. Anyone else hear about this? Or even have a copy? :P
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    SD card for Tomtom: Necessary?

    Hey, I just purchased a Tomtom GO 630 and I was considering adding in an SD card, but I can't think of a reason why I'd need to. What is it used for exactly? I've read you can put maps, voices, etc on the card, but if there's room in the internal memory, is there a point? I know on this...
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    What happens when a ps3 bricks?

    Hey. A friend of mine's ps3 bricked after the 3.0 update and was given the usual bs because his system is out of warranty. I'm just curious, what exactly happens when a ps3 bricks? Is bricking just a name for a wide array of problems that occur leaving the system crippled? Or is it something...
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    Mouse keeps stalling/disconnecting

    Hey, so recently I updated to windows 7 home premium x64. Within the past week or so, I've had a realllllllly annoying problem of my mouse stalling out. It's a logitech mx518. Without warning, it'll stop working for about a second, I hear the USB disconnect sound (and no reconnect sound) and...
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    Unknown lan connection?

    Hey. At my parents place, they have a wrt150n wireless router. Every now and then I check the dhcp client list to see who's connected and I've noticed there's a name I haven't seen before in the list. Now first off, no, there is no WEP or any kind of encryption on the wireless so I already know...
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    Recommendation for point and shoot camera, ,200$

    Hey, a friend of mine is going to France in 2 weeks for school and me and 6 friends are going to replace her camera. We're putting in about 20-30 bucks and looking for a decent deal. I found a deal on the Coolpix s560 with a memory card and case on Costoco.com that I was gonna bite on, but some...
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    AIM 6.9 shuts off when receiving a message

    For the past two days, I've been trying to get this driver working for a ps3 USB controller and it's been driving me up a wall. I gave up on it (there seems to be some problem with vista x64 SP2). After giving up, I hopped on AIM, then all of a sudden, it'll close with no message or notification...
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    IDE/PATA drives disappear?

    Recently, I've been having some problems with two of my PATA drives; my DVD drive and my 120GB WD drive. It seems like every other cold boot or returning from sleep mode will cause these drives to disappear. I've checked the cabling and it'll get the computer to recognize it again, but then if I...
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    Good controller for ps2 emulation?

    Wanted to mess around with a ps2 emulator and had just gotten it to work, but pretty much most of the games I have need some analog sticks to actually work. Anyone have any suggestions for a good game pad for ps2 games? I was thinkin about getting a ps2 to usb adapter for my controllers, but was...
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    Winamp visualization/video question

    I was gonna have a party and use the milkdrop visualization plugin on my tv. But then I was thinkin that it'd be great to have some music videos play in between the visualizations. However, it doesn't seem to be easy to set up a smooth visualization to music video transition. Anyone have any...
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    q9550 OC: What's holdin me back?

    Rig's in the sig. Just got a q9550 today and immediately got it to 3.4GHz (8.5 x 400FSB) on air with no changes in voltage. Temps are around 50C average from IBT and Prime. I'm happy since the speed is still 200MHz better than my e2180 OC, but i've been trying to do a little experimenting to get...
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    Wii artifacting. Can anything be done?

    So I hadn't used my wii in 3-4 months and I had a hankerin to play some Smash Brothers. But I noticed there was artifacting in the Wii menu, then when I was in the game, there was some artifacting there as well. I found out this was a common problem because Nintendo does not have active...
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    Titan Quest/Xpac Crash to desktop

    Hey, I downloaded this during the steam weekend deal and have been addicted as all hell since I started it up. Recently started playing the immortal throne version and I've been crashing to desktop with no error messages more frequently. I did realize that alt-tabbing was making it unstable so...
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    Resistance 2 DLC... worth it?

    Anyone get the new map packs or skins? Was thinkin about gettin the map pack, but if there's nothing hella special about it, didn't want to waste the money. Haven't found any solid reviews yet, just previews.
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    Weird problem with GTX285....

    Got a weird problem that only started recently with my GTX 285. Here's the problem: Intermittant pausing. It'll run fine for about 2-3 seconds, then just stop doing the work unit, then start working again after 2-3 seconds. If I'm looking at the display (F@H viewer) when it pauses, it sends one...
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    Replaced TIM on 285: Results and Questions

    Decided to make a new thread as the other one was getting cluttered. So I decided to do some before and after tests on an EVGA GTX 285 vanilla. Wanted to see if there was a difference in temps between normal settings and overclock settings, then replace the TIM and see what if there was a...
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    Weird problem with DVD drive

    So after installing a few new fans the other day, I've been having the weirdest problem with my DVD drive. From a cold start, I'll boot into vista and the drive won't be there. Even if I put in a new DVD, it won't show up. But if I go into device manager and scan for hardware changes, it'll come...
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    Any difference in DVD-R DL brands?

    Looking to burn some old archives that run over the normal size of a regular DVD-R. Been checking out fry's and BB and saw a couple of different brands, but I've read here and other places about some brands having compatibility issues since they were lower quality. Ridata seems to be the...
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