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    Audio Sync Issues - Onboard Audio switch to dedicated card?

    I have a Silicon Dust HDHomerun Prime that I use for live tv and dvr, in addition to the normal streaming services. I also use Plex for on the go access to shows I recorded etc. I have a dedicated PC in my office that I use for TV that has a dual core Celeron from about 5 years and on-board...
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    New build - can't get mobo to see M2 drive

    Putting together a new pc for a friend and trying to do a fresh install of everything, but I can't get the motherboard to see the Samsung Evo 860 M2 drive. Any suggestions? Mobo: gigabyte b450 aorus pro wifi https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145082?Item=N82E16813145082 M2 SSD Samsung 860 Evo...
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    Clone OS from 500Gb to 256 GB SSD?

    So my son has run out of space on his 500gb hard drive on his PC. I have a spare 256gb ssd collecting dust and I thought I would install it on his PC. However, I really dont want do a fresh install and he doesn't want to potentially lose anything by deleting programs and/or moving files so...
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    New monitors that still have RCA inputs?

    My son heads off to college in a few weeks and his PC monitor needs to be replaced. In an attempt to limit what he hauls into a dorm, I want to get a new monitor that alos has RCA inputs for his "retro" consoles he wants to take. He was using an old tube TV but it is huge and no way should be...
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    3 GB 1060 vs 970

    So I have an opportunity to get a 1060 for next to nothing. However, it is the 3 GB version of the 1060. I am currently using a GTX 970. I am not on a 4k display, but do have a 1440 monitor. Is it worth swapping out the 970 for an essentially free 3 GB 1060? Thanks
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    Please Help Diagnose My PC Issues....

    To keep a long story, well, long..... Built my current PC back in January/February 2014 and pertinent hardware to the discussion is as follows: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Motherboard Intel 4770k Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Kinsgston 240 GB SSD Later Replaced with Intel 730...
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    Sons PC Build 4790k vs 5820k opinions wanted

    My youngest son is building his first PC. He has saved up his money, sold his Legos, and is ready to buy parts. First and foremost, it is primarily a gaming machine, so he and I are not sure which processor route to go. As of right now there is about a $40 price difference between the 4790k...
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    Card to pair with a 4770k and 1440p

    I have a i7 4770k processor and a 27" 1440 monitor, only a 60hz model. I really need a new video card as the crappy gtx 660 i have cant keep up anymore. I am not a hardcrore gamer by any means, but I do play Battlefield 3/4, gonna try the new SW Battlefront. I have Witcher 3 but cant really...
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    Blurry/fuzzy screen with new GTX 660

    I just upgraded my HD 5850 to the ASUS GTX 660 DirectCU II. My 24" LCD only has HDMI input or VGA, and with my 5850 I used a DVI from video card to HDMI input on the LCD. The 5850 provided an output at the native resolution at 1920x1280 and the picture on the LCD was sharp/crisp and looked...
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    Graphics Cards Upgrade and Dell PSU..opinions wanted

    So my office machine was replaced with a new Dell OPTIPLEX 7010 with an i5 processor. The damn PSU is about a 250Watt supply if I remember correctly. I want to put a graphics card in there, but want one with a little horsepower to play Bad Company 2 and hopefully BF3 on my lunch breaks. I...
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    Best/Easiest way to Dual Boot

    I am going to bite the bullet and get a copy of Win 8, but do not want to install over my current Win 7 hard drive. I plan on throwing another hardrive with Win 8 into my machine, but wasn't sure the best way to dual boot it. I want it to be easy and straight forward, so my kids and wife...
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    Fresh Win 7 Install, now video card crashes in 3D games

    Long story short..... My extra PC that my kids use got a virus, prior to that all worked well. Reformatted and reinstalled Win 7 64bit, no hardware changes. I am assuming the video card is what crashes to a blue screen since it only happens when 3D games are being played. The only...
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    Lower end upgrade of an old 8800 gt 256mb

    So my kids PC has an ageing 8800 GT 256 MB card that has started given some crashing errors and also has an obnoxiously loud fan. I want to slightly "upgrade" the card, but don't want to go nuts, the new card would be going in an aging Athlon X2 5800+ machine(or something along those lines)...
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    Cable Modem to Router or Switch first?

    I am doing some rewiring of the house and changing locations of different internet/networking devices. I had been just using a router, but with the expansion of my household wired network, the router ports are not enough. What is the best way of routing my network.... Cable Modem ->...
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    WOW! Love the Ceton Card!

    Recently picked up the Ceton tuner card in hopes of resurrecting the defunct HTPC after two years (thanks to Comcast going all digital making old tuners useless). Set up went really smooth using Win7 MC and the Ceton drivers and utilities. Activated the cable card in a matter of minutes over...
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    PCIe slot questions and Ceton card....

    Ok, probably a dumb question....but here I go anyway. I am redoing a htpc (actually a DVR, not so much anything else) but am looking for motherboards and several do not have the smaller pci-e x1 slots that the Ceton needs. However, the Ceton site says any pci-e slot will work (x1, x4, x8...
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    WARM: Ceton 4 Tuner Card $269

    FYI Just got the ceton card at Newegg for $269 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815706001&Tpk=ceton
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    HTPC: Take 2.....Questions

    About 6 years ago I had made an HTPC with 3 tuners for recording TV….and that’s about it. Spent a lot of money for it and I didn’t do much with it since my TV only had component input for HD content. Needless to say, video cards component out was less than spectacular on my TV which made...
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    WANTED: Socket 939 motherboard

    I am looking for a WORKING socket 939 motherboard with pci-e video card slot and support for DDR memory. I had one that sat in a closet and when I went to use it, the motherboard had several burst capcaitors on it. I am building a shop PC and want to make use of my old parts rather than...
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    Want opinions on Xfire setup and card clearance.

    In one of my desktop builds I currently have a micro ATX board with a Gigabyte 5850 in it. I have been very pleased with it (once I figured out the problems I had were due to bad memory). I had just noticed that the 5850 I had purchased a few months back dropped about $50 and I am...
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    Two Win 7 disks....installs differently than the other

    So I have two Win7 Pro retail boxes. One was back from the original release date the second, is about a month old. I built a second machine, and used the original disc without activation until the disc arrived. I activated with the new disc, but had painful driver error install problems with...
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    ANy fix for this yet? Display driver stopped responding...

    Ok, I recently built (last 2 weeks or so) a new PC with a Gigabyte ATI 5850 card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318 I did a fresh install of Win7 Pro x64 with the Catalyst 10.4 AMD drivers. I am constatnly getting this error whenever I play games: "AMD Display...
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    Motherboard Specs say PCI-E 1.0

    So a friend of mine has a Dell machine that he wants to upgrade to upgrade the video card to an ATI 5670 and depending on which he gets are PCI-E 2.0 or 2.1. The spec sheet says it is PCI-E 1.0 and the specs on the motherboard are here...
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    Suggestions please: quietest 5850 or Xfire 5770?

    I had thought I had made up my mind on my video card purchase.... but I keep going back and forth. I have been using an Nvidia 8800GT with a paltry 256mb of ram...and up until now (BF BC2) the 8800 is becoming an issue with my gaming. I dont play Crysis or other high demand games, so till now...
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    Triple channel kit, but want (2) dual channel setup......

    I am building a new setup, and a co-worker has 3GB (3-1gb) triple channel kit collecting dust and said I can have it for $40. I am pretty sure it is this OCZ setup, except 3gb and not 6gb. http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr3_pc3_10666_platinum-low_voltage_triple_channel...
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    Old PSU dead? New one too weak?

    Over the last 2 days my pc was making an odd sound off and on, it sounded like a cable got loose and was rubbing against a fan. I opened up the case but couldnt find the source of the periodic noise. Yesterday morning the PC powered up and I used it briefly, left it on, and went to work. I...
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    Two routers, one G and the other B?

    When I enable my Linksys router to use both B and G, my wifes laptop drops connection constantly, and when I run only G, it seems fine. I would like to run my old B router so the Nintendo DS and other misclaneous wireless B devices I have will work again. Is there a way to run both a G...
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    How does this compare to each other....

    I currently run a pair of 7800 GT's in SLI and have toyed with the idea of replacing them and getting 2 - 8600 GT's to run in SLI. Anyone have any experience with a similiar switch/upgrade? Curious if there would be any performance gain at all?
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    3 PC's - 3 Copies XP...but which copy on which PC?

    Alright I have 3 PC's all with XP pro on them. I want to do a clean install on my main desktop.....but cant figure out which copy (i.e. disc serial number) was used on which machine. I want to use the same copy to avoid any activation headaches etc... (dont want to call MS to give me an...
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    Abit AW9D-Max dilema: 4pin and 8 pin cpu power??

    Helping a friend build a new system and am confused about the 8pin and 4pin CPU power connectors. OK here is what I found in the Abit FAQ.... http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/faq_popup.php?model=326&faq_id=759 However, I still have a question. The power supply is a Cooler Master...
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    Student edition vs. normal Vista Home Upgarade

    My wife is currently enrolled in college, and am debating on getting the Vista Home Premium Upgrade student deal. I just was curious as to what the difference is between a normal Vista copy and a student version. Thanks
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    Anyone build one of these? Homemade fan temp controller?

    http://www.heatsink-guide.com/content.php?content=control.shtml I want to build this for a non-pc related project but I need it to do temps around 45-60 F for lagering beer. I figure someone here has likely built it or something similiar. Anyone know what temp ranges this will work with...
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    SATA and SATA2 question

    I currently have a Mboard and a SATA harddrive. I need to add som e storage and am seeing good deals on SATA2 drives. Are the SATA2 drives compatible with SATA motherboards that do not specifically say SATA2 compatible? I would assume they are, but just run at SATA speeds. Thanks
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    Long range wireless mouse and keyboards?

    I am looking for a wireless mouse and keyboard that have a long range so I dont have to sit next to my HTPC if I need the mouse and keyboard. Maybe up to 15 feet away is the max range. Any suggestions?
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    Wanted - Your opinions re: Xbox 360 or a WII

    Background for your opinion basis: I am a casual console gamer. I primarily game on my PC (I play a fair amount of BF2/2142 and WOW). Console gaming makes up 10% or less of my gaming time. I currently own a regular XBOX and have tons of titles in my collection. I have 2 kids, 8 and 5, who...
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    DVD-RAM drive???

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    Win2K - booting problems, temp fix = no sound

    I recently tried to boot up my Win2K machine and it hung on the splash screen and never booted. It worked fine the day friday before I left work, and on Monday it wasn't fine. I was able to get into safe mode and tried disabling the soundcard and to see if that helped, still hung on splash...
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    7800 GT SLI .....need help!

    I have 2 evga 7800 gt cards that I am trying to set up in SLI. Each card works fine on it's own, but when attempting to try in SLI, the monitor goes black after the WinXP splash screen. The motherboard is an EVGA SLI ready motherboad with a X2 4200+, 2 gigs corsair ram (4x512). Mother board...
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    Weird USB thumbdrive problem, suggestions?

    I have a 512 mb Sandisk Micro USB thumbdrive that has worked great for a while now. I recently tried to delete some files from it and couldn't. It gave me an I/O device error saying the task could not be performed. I can copy the files and paste them elsewhere, but I can't cut, delete files...
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