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    Zotac 1050ti works vertical but not horizontal

    Well, good news and bad news. I used my hot air station on the GPU and it seems to be working fine in any orientation now. The bad news is that I know this is not a long term fix.
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    Zotac 1050ti works vertical but not horizontal

    OK, this is the weirdest issue that I've come across. I have a Zotac 1050ti ITX that works when the video card is vertical (and the motherboard is horizontal). But when the computer is put vertical and the card is heatsink side down, the computer does not see the card. Other cards work in the...
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    Strange x99 taichi behavior (4f then off)

    Bought a new BIOS chip, same thing. I am using a ES CPU, so maybe that has something to do with it.
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    Strange x99 taichi behavior (4f then off)

    I have an Asrock x99 Taichi with the POST code LED. The board begins POSTing running through different codes. When it hits 4f, it shuts off. I've reseated the CPU and tried different RAM, video card, and PSU to no avail. If I take the RAM out or put RAM in the wrong slots, I can get the...
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    AMD RX 550 memory not ramping after sleep

    Posting a final update here. I wound up trying the card in a total of 8 systems (i5/i7 (2nd through 6th gen) /AMD A10) with even more driver revisions, and the card exhibited the same problem. Ram would not increase clock speed after sleep. So I RMAed the card and the replacement card does...
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    Project Reclaimed 2.0

    I have a lot of old wood laying around, so I created another wood computer. I tried to refine my design from Project: Reclaimed into a much tighter, cleaner design. Core i5 4570TE MSI H81TI 2x 4gb Corsair DRR3 SODIMMs ADATA 120gb M.2 SSD mini PCIe b/g/n wifi card 750gb mechanical harddrive...
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    Crossfire on Dell Precision Tx500 series workstation?

    It should work. I've done it with Optiplex systems. Might need to upgrade the PSU though.
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    How to set HDMI resolution?

    Is the projector the only display plugged in? I've had similar issues with a projector/monitor combo. Individually, they work fine, but windows decides to make some assumptions when they are both plugged in.
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    HP Z440 Wont Take any other video card than what came with it?

    I have a z400 that I've put like 10 different cards in and it has worked fine (even a crossfilre R9 270 setup).
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    Project: Reclaimed

    Once I get it a little quieter, it will be an HTPC. It fits well in my entertainment center. The node has a power button on the back right next to the VGA port.
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    Project: Reclaimed

    The bottom is just the server node with some felt feet. I left the back open because I have a 140mm intake fan in the front and need as much airflow as possible across the CPU heatsinks and PSUs. The system draws air from the front bottom, but I should probably include some openings in the...
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    Project: Reclaimed

    I've been wanting to build a wood case for like 20 years and finally had the time to build one. Almost everything from this project is reclaimed except for the allen head screws, the harddrive bay, and the video card. It's not perfect, but it's my first time building something like this from...
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    MSI GTX 760 2GB OC *Help*

    Are they OEM machines? I've run into issues with cards like that in certain HP and IBM systems.
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    AMD RX 550 memory not ramping after sleep

    Just wanted to post an update after about 6 months. I haven't used the card much. I've tried it in two other systems and multiple driver revisions with the same result (thanks for suggesting system incompatibility shitty MSI support). I found that the issue can arise after simply letting the...
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    Holy FRAK I feel dumb, think I caused any damage?

    Did you leave the film on the bottom of the HSF too?
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    Is Hot Flashing still a thing?

    Long story short, a BIOS update failed and ASRock is not responsive for help. Back in the day, we could boot up a system, pull the BIOS chip, put in the bad one and flash it with the appropriate BIOS. It seems like UEFI might have killed that. Has anyone tried this recently, and what tools are...
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    AMD RX 550 memory not ramping after sleep

    I just got this card (doing a low-profile card round up thing): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137148&cm_re=amd_550-_-14-137-148-_-Product The first round of benchmarking looked really good for the setup that I'm running. I came back today and all of my scores were...
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    i7 7700k $280 at Microcenter (in store only)

    I went to pick up an i7 7700k at Microcenter because they had em for $300, but when I got there, they had lowered the price to $280. It has since been updated on the web site too. http://www.microcenter.com/product/472529/Core_i7-7700K_Kaby_Lake_42_GHz_LGA_1151_Boxed_Processor /edit: The i5...
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    Corsair TX850M PSU & Type 4 Cable Kit Luck Draw!

    Still running an HX620 since the month it was available! (probably 4 major revisions of systems have used the PSU)
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    nevermind, e-wasted

    I'm in need of advice from the masters here (thanks in advance!). I have a Corsair TX850 that is basically dead (and no warranty possible). If the computer has been unplugged for a while, it will power up for a half second or so. I have removed it from the computer and tried to start it with a...
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    OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD

    Any word on whether they properly wake from sleep? (sorry, don't mean to troll, just had two sandforce drives die on me this week)
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    Need help with identifying this case

    I remember them at computer shows in the late 1990s. Generally sort of flimsy cases.
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    Quick weekend project retrofitting Shuttle SB51 with mini ITX mono

    I recently moved and due to the reorganization of electronics, I needed a new rig to do Netflix for the bedroom. I had an old Shuttle SB51 with a bad mobo sitting around, so I wanted to do something with it and keep the project as cheap as possible. So this isn't going to be as pretty as most...
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    Micro Center

    So today they had a 2600k and mobo combo for $400. I think to myself, "Self, this deal may be good enough to counteract the bad blood they've created with me over the last several months with their mobo+CPU combos that are not in stock the moment I get the e-mail, so let's check it out." So I...
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    i3-2100 and MSI H67 H61M-P23 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX $119 @ MC

    I'm not gonna rip the whole company in this thread like I did in the other thread. I just looked on line and most stores seem to have both the CPUs and mobos in stock. I will however, rip the St. Davids store who again has no mobos in stock. You creepy weirdos that run that store suck. Maybe I...
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    Intel® Core™ i3 2100 LGA 1155 3.1GHz Boxed Processor for $99 with mobo at microcenter

    There's not really any misinformation out there. All comments point to Microcenter being a horribly run business at best and at worst a bunch of liars just trying to get feet in the store. Seems pretty consistent to me.
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    Intel® Core™ i3 2100 LGA 1155 3.1GHz Boxed Processor for $99 with mobo at microcenter

    So I called the St. Davids, PA store yesterday to see if they were still honoring the sale and the person on the phone said yes, it was still being honored and they had 4 boards left in stock. I try to hurry over and traffic is horrible so it takes me like an hour. I get there and the...
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    Corsair Vengeance™ 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Drawing

    I've used Corsair RAM for years, but the power supplies have totally converted me. No matter the price range, I won't build a system without a Corsair PSU in it!
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    Intel® Core™ i3 2100 LGA 1155 3.1GHz Boxed Processor for $99 with mobo at microcenter

    I hope they do this. Their web site now says that the board no longer exists. :confused:
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    Intel® Core™ i3 2100 LGA 1155 3.1GHz Boxed Processor for $99 with mobo at microcenter

    My store also doesn't have any motherboards. This is total BS. Whenever they do a deal like this, they never have the mobos. Just a way to drum up excitement about the store I guess.
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    MC: SSD pre-black friday sale 64gb sandforce 99, 32/64gb OCZ onyx for $50/70

    Has anyone tried the MC brand SSD? The SF controller should make it decent, but it's like $30 cheaper than the Agility 2. Are they cutting out cache or something?
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    Seasonic M12II-620 PSU Drawing

    very nice!
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    GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Gigabyte seems to be making a lot of nice boards lately and I've been wanting to upgrade to an i7 in my uATX system. So this board seems great. But I had some horrible problems with Gigabyte's RMA team years ago (two RMAs on different products and never actually getting a functional part back)...
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    Do S.M.A.R.T. reset utilities exist?

    The only thing SMART is telling me is that there was an error. I can't find any specifics about the problem. When I do a full real test of the harddrive, no actual errors come up aside from saying that SMART was tripped. Seagate's firmware notes say something along the lines of correcting an...
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    Do S.M.A.R.T. reset utilities exist?

    I have a Seagate 7200.11 drive that is giving me a smart error, but when I run the Seagate diagnostics and chkdsk, it says the drive is fine (except for the smart error). I'd like to reset the smart status and see if it comes back up. (I should also mention the drive is an OEM in an HP so I...
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    RMAing an old EVGA 7900 GT KO Great Customer Service so far. (will update)

    I would say that this card is within 5-10% of a 8800GTS 640 under most situations. The big difference is that it will draw probably about 50w less than the 8800GTS 640 under full load situations: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_9600_gt_performance/page15.asp
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    Corsair Answers Questions on Recent Issues with RAM, PSUs

    I don't understand how these two events could be taken as bad things. To me, they show that Corsair is really trying to stand behind their products. Do you think OCZ would do these kinds of things (particularly their power supply branch)? (sorry if that's sort of a low blow)
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    fastest pci-e card for Power Mac G5

    I've flashed several AGP PC cards to Mac over the years, but I've been out of the flashing game for a while. I think the fastest G5 card that you could get was the 7800GTX/quadro FX4500 that could run somewhat natively. There is a ROM here for a 7800GT. As you can find them used pretty...
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    Is this normal for a CPU?

    That is just how the edges of the heatspreaders look. It is fine. Nothing to see here.
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