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    Microsoft Pulls Another Windows 10 Update Following BSOD Reports

    Sorry: someone at HardOCP is mistaken. "Windows 10 version 1803 Build 17134.441" is still the March 2018 version number, not the September 2018 version number. AFAIK, as of today's date: the latest September 2018 version is "Windows 10 version 1809 Build 17763.168". This was further updated...
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    Hard Drive Reliability Stats for Q1 2015

    So: for someone looking at buying a 4 or 5 Tb (7200 RPM) bootable Windows 3.5" desktop drive, which brand (& specific model number) seems most reliable, fastest, coolest running, & economical? HGST, WD Black, Toshiba, WD Blue, or ?? The Seagate 3 Tb models seem to be on the "do not buy" list...
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    Lenovo To Make Tablets In U.S.

    Don't confuse these 2 terms: "assemble" and "manufacture". Those 115 Lenovo employees won't be "manufacturing" anything. Only "assembly" of mostly Asian-made hardware, and installation of Windows software onto the hard drives. By doing "final assembly" work in North Carolina, they avoid paying a...
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    ASUS Launches First Intel Thunderbolt Certified Motherboard

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    LEETGION | Hellion Gaming Mouse Lucky Draw

    Thanks for the freebies!
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    Corsair Vengeance RAM Giveaway! 5 12GB Kits!

    Corsair quality rules!
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    Gigabyte Holiday [H] Give-Away!!!

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    Gigabyte Holiday [H] Give-Away!!!

    Gigabyte for Hackintosh-abilty.
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    Intel & iBuyPower - Gulftown Giveaway Contest

    Looks very powerful.
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    Galaxy - 8 Weeks of Free Video Cards @ [H] - Week 3

    Pick winner: me!
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    Clean installing Win7, should i update bios?

    Disagree. Don't mess with any older bios versions. Flash the latest version only.
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    usb 3 sata 6.0 boards

    Any rumors about future Intel chipsets that would natively support SATA 3.0 & USB 3.0? & maybe PCIe 3.0 as well? P65 ?
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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Drawing

    Pick me!
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    Newegg / [H]ardOCP AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition Drawing

    1. Sell on eBay? 2. Phenom
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    4GB Kingston USB Flash Drive: $14.95 after GoogleCheckout

    SanDisk 4GB ReadyBoost USB Flash Drive - $17.98
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    IP35 Pro for $160 + FS

    Incorrect. The PCIe video card slots are 16x/4x, which is the best that the P35 chipset is capable of supporting. The X38 chipset will be able to support dual 16x/16x.
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    Gigabyte P965-P35 X38 overclocking and BIOS tweaking Guide

    For latest Intel Inf, Intel Matrix Raid, and JMicron drivers, check: The drivers offered on Gigabyte's site are usually outdated, in comparison. Setting up raid: Preparation: Use WinRar to extract the contents of the JMB36X_WinDrv_WHQL_R1.17.17.exe file downloaded...
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    OD: Maxtor 100GB ATA HD $29.99 After MIR search for Item #: 941504 $79.99 less $50.00 MIR (good thru 03/03/2007) Maxtor L01P100 100GB Internal ATA Hard Drive, 7200 RPM "extra 2% cash back" when linking thru
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    TD: Seagate 320GB SATA $59.99 after 2 $20 MIR's

    OEM, made in Thailand.
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    TD: Seagate 320GB SATA $59.99 after 2 $20 MIR's

    Tiger Direct, $59.99 + postage, after 2 $20 MIR's: (extra 3% back when shopping via "FatW@llet Stores") Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive with CA Internet Security Suite 2007 Home Protection - 30 Day Trial...
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    X-Fi Xtreme Audio: $53.99 shipped Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio $63.99 Shipping & Handling : $0.00 Google Checkout Bonus - $10 off orders over $30 from this store. -$10.00 Total: $53.99
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    OMG, I hate Intel my Core 2 ONLY does 3.6Ghz

    Do any online vendors have the Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe? Thanks.
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    FS: ATI Radeon 8500 AGP 64MB

    Price reduced.
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    Cheap Dial-up

    Try them out before committing to any long-term contract. There's usually "30 day free trial" periods available from PeoplePC, AOL, NetZero, etc. If you sign up via one of several 3rd-party sites (such as, or, they may have an added bonus payment incentive, also.
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    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600PRO AGP 256MB

    Edit: Newegg has it for less (OEM - $128.00, retail - $130.00) Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600PRO AGP 256MB Price is: $145.00 + Shipping; shows 18 currently in stock...
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    AMD Opteron 165 - $278 - Lowest price ever?

    I think I remember some web site had a "first quarter 2006" AMD price list, which had the price of the Opteron 165 scheduled to be reduced about $50, to around $279. So by waiting another month or so, this may be the average selling price for this CPU.
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    FS: ATI Radeon 8500 AGP 64MB

    [SOLD] ATI Radeon 8500 AGP 64MB, "almost brand new" condition; includes VGA, DVI & SVideo-out ports. $30. Shipping: Extra, $4 via USPS First Class. Payment via Paypal (from funds only, no credit cards), or money order. Heatware:
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    7800GTX OEM $420 after rebate

    One Day Sale, Ends 10/4/05 @ 5:30 P.M. PST eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Desktop PC - Retail $354.00 ($334.00 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
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    75 cents off a 2-liter of Diet Coke's new Splenda formula

    Splenda (and/or aspartame) = rat poison
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    Logitech X-530 5.1 $53.00 w/ free shipping

    Clicked on the provided page link for these Logitech speakers "with free shipping", but Newegg still added $7.99 shipping at checkout. So, I'll need to email Newegg, if they haven't corrected it when they do the actual credit card charge. Thanks to O.P.!
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    User Ctl Panel error: 40 threads per page

    Setting "40 threads per page" in User Control Panel, still results in only 20 threads per page. Please fix. Suggestion: also allow option for more than 40 threads per page, for broadband users: 40, 60, or 80 threads per page.
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    FS: Motorola 5100 Cable modem; Alcatel ADSL modem; 32 MB Sodimm; retail P4 heatsink

    1. [SOLD] Motorola Sufboard 5100 Cable Modem. New in box, never used. $49. 2. Alcatel Speedstream ADSL 4060 USB Modem. New in box, (as issued by SBC-SouthWest Bell) never used. Compatible with most ADSL systems. Includes 5 new & unused line filters. Firmware will automatically update when...