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  1. NTJedi

    3DMark Testing on GTX1060 concerns

    Just finished some 3dMark basic edition testing and my scores seem low for the gigabyte GTX1060 3GB for a Windows10 system with i5-6600 using PNY 240GB SSD drives. The TimeSpy score was 3,786 and the FireStrike score was 9,866. I haven't done any overclocking or tweaking, just installed...
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    What companies build PCs with dual booting OS

    I'm not having much luck finding companies which will build my system with a dual booting or triple booting of operating systems. Ideally I want Windows7, Windows10 and WindowsXP since some older games don't work on the new operating systems even when using that "Compatiability mode" setting...
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    Best Gaming Tablet

    From the research I've done the best gaming tablet appears to be the Nvidia Shield Tablet, but I'm worried about the reviews regarding the device getting very hot. Any advice?? whether this is what I should be buying or if a different tablet such as the ipad air 2 would be better?? I...
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    Advice for New System

    I'm wanting a new system and feel uncertain and out of touch with some variables. So I've listed some questions which hopefully the technical guru's and wizards can answer. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming and Virtual Machines (Windows7...
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    Slow SSD speeds = What could I be missing??

    What could I be missing?? My SSD drive is showing slower speeds than what should be arriving. According to the benchmark tool AS-SSD-Benchmark-[Guru3D.com] my SSD drive only has 75MB read speeds and 65MB write speeds. The box reads the drive should be around 555MB read speeds and 495MB...
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    driver detected a controller error ?

    About 2 bluescreens of death each day... any advice? Several of these errors below each time the system boots and even while performing normal tasks. I already moved the paging file to another drive as well. Error: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: Disk Event Category: None Event ID: 11...
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    Agility3 and Vertex3 = What's the difference?

    Having bad luck with searching for the answer... hopefully one of the wizards here have a quick answer. Sorry for the rookie question. 1) Agility3 and Vertex3 = What's the difference? Not much price difference with Vertex2 2) I'm buying one for my desktop system M3A78-EMH ASUS...
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    XFX 5670 Fan and Heat

    I've installed the XFX 5670 and its most recent drivers. I've also registered the card for the warranty. ATI Catalyst Control shows base temperatures at 51o Celsius and all my games run at 59o Celsius. Some Questions: 1) What's normal temperatures for the card when running base Windows...
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    ATI and Nvidia under one roof ?

    I currently have a 7600GS which will be replaced with my XFX 5670 ATI... however my questions: 1} Can I keep the 7600GS for the PhysX bonus? 2} Any special tweaking necessary? (BIOS or OS) 3} Any other benefits for having ATI and Nvidia under one roof? ENVIRONMENT: My...
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    VideoCard Advice from experts

    I have been busy with RL for the last two years and as a result lost focus on the stable and best deals for video cards..... so I'm asking the best experts to share their wisdom on the graphics card I should purchase. THE SITUATION: My motherboard is a GA-MA74GM-S2 and willing to update...
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    Best Package Deal for Wii ?

    Does anyone know where I can find the best deal for a new Wii console? Ideally one which comes with a Wii Board since the skiing game looks fun. Side Question: Is it possible to purchase the Wii Board by itself?
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    Max memory for Laptops

    What's the current maximum memory found in Laptops? (?8GBs, 12GBs, 16GBs?) highest I've found is 6GBs Where's the best quality/service for which to purchase this type of Laptop? Thanks!
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    WinXP-64Bit V.S. Vista-64Bit

    So I searched the memory forum yet no luck tracking down any thread comparing the 64Bit operating systems. I will soon(a few months) be beta testing a game which is designed to use the extra memory provided by 64-Bit systems thus want to be ready. WinXP-64Bit V.S. Vista-64Bit What's the...
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    TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed

    Environment: WindowsXP SP2 -64Bit Warning: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts. It's known registry hacks will not work. I have found several locations which adjusts this limit to 50, but they only work for 32Bit OS. Does anyone...
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    Busted? Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe

    My system of 2 years had the powersupply die while I popped in a CD into the CD-ROM drive... no other activity at the time. No warning or errors, just everything went black. Only using one PCI-X graphics card... I keep another spare PCI-X card for testing in a box. After replacing the...
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    M3A78 EMH HDMI

    Motherboard = M3A78 EMH HDMI I'm setting up a triple boot environment using Windows2000, WindowsXP-64 and Vista-64 yet there's no chipset drivers available for the Windows2000. I have successfully installed all other components with great success. I know the Windows2000 OS is not supported...
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    Advice Please - M3A78 EMH HDMI

    Motherboard = M3A78 EMH HDMI I'm setting up a triple boot environment using Windows2000, WindowsXP-64 and Vista-64 yet there's no chipset drivers available for the Windows2000. I have successfully installed all other components with great success. I know the Windows2000 OS is not supported...
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    Woot marathon has started

    I just noticed a woot session started... hopefully we'll see some good deals. www.woot.com
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    BFG 8600 GT OC 512MB $129

    I was at BestBuy today and was wondering if the BFG 8600 GT OC 512MB for $129 is a good deal ?
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    Patriot 4GB(2x2GB)800MHz DDR2 $79 +FreeShip

    The price of these have dropped again... I don't see the price dropping any further. These patriot sticks are also known for being friendly with OC. These are $10 more than the A-Data sticks, but these have better timings and more flexibility with OC to reduce timings further and/or increase...
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    M3A Asus or something else

    I'm planning on buying a motherboard which will at first have a dual core AMD processor yet eventually upgrade to the quad core AMD processor when the price drops. I'm planning on buying the M3A Asus motherboard with the X2 5600 Windsor... but I'm wondering if anyone would recommend a different...
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    Motherboard Plans

    I'm planning on buying a motherboard which will at first have a dual core AMD processor yet eventually upgrade to the quad core AMD processor when the price drops. I'm planning on buying the M3A Asus motherboard with the X2 5600 Windsor... but I'm wondering if anyone would recommend a different...
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    Ashen Empires ?

    I noticed ashen empires mentioned in one of the threads... checked out the link and it looks interesting. The main website says the game is now free... yet it appears to require money before playing. Thoughts about this game?
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    Dead IBM ThinkPad

    I have an old IBM ThinkPad which died on me while in Cancun... not sure if the salty wet weather and/or bad wall sockets killed the system. System cannot even POST and/or reach the BIOS. Anyways I'm familar with scavenging parts from a dead system, but not a laptop. Is the whole laptop...
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    Free 80-Hour TIVO after Rebate and ServiceActivation cost

    80-Hour Digital Video Recorder - Series2 (R54080) I never bought or used a TIVO, but free with only cost of service activation sounds sweet. Found from woot $170 with a $170 Rebate Link: http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp=2763466
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    Future Case Fans and Airflow

    Currently case fans report as taking in cold air from outside the case and push out existing hot air. This works good for most locations yet I live in Arizona and LAN parties sometimes take place in houses with only a swamp cooler, needless to say case fans move out the very hot air and replace...
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    Choosing the OS's for MultiBoot system

    Need wisdom and insight from the members of HardForums on which Microsoft OS's to use for my future multiboot gaming system which will also do work related tasks/applications when needed. The actual completed system won't be finished until next year, but I've started buying stuff which won't...
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    Benchmarks Vista32 vs Vista64 vs XP32 vs XP64

    This thread is for posting benchmarks comparing the operating systems Vista32 vs Vista64 vs XP32 vs XP64. Just the facts please. There's another thread similar yet the majority of posts only contain personal opinions and no real hard data. Anyone who has benchmark details comparing these...
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    RAM Hunting

    I have a Compaq Presario 061 and have always been told most extra hardware components from Compaq have to be purchased directly from Compaq for them to work. I'm looking to increase the RAM for this system... do I need to buy special RAM as well? What types of RAM would work for this system?
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    Benefits of Vista??

    What are the benefits of moving to Windows Vista? Are gaming benchmarks better on Windows Vista? What are the disadvantages of moving to Windows Vista?
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    Replacing Side Panel with AirCooling ?

    Anyways I'm not sure if this idea already exists mainstream, if a few setup this type of idea or if this idea is radically new. Story: I was visiting my brother at his house and in the living room was one of those air filteration things we've all seen on television... you know bad air...
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    Networking & Network Cards Subforum

    Is there a networking section or a section for network cards ? If one currently doesn't exist I recommend this section be created as a sub-forum under Computers & Gadgets or General Hardware. Where do individuals currently post on these forums regarding networking issues or...
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    $1 AR = ENCORE ENLWI-G IEEE 802.11b/g 32bit PCI2.2 Wireless Adapter

    Overall Newegg reviews are above average and product has free shipping. Wireless adapter for $1 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833180030
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    Corsair Memory & ASUS M2N -SLI Deluxe

    I don't see any detailed information for RAM in the BIOS. How can I verify what timings and CAS are currently being used by my motherboard for the Corsair memory??
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    Windows2000 sees only part of the 320GB drive

    I'm using Windows2000 and it's recognizing my 320GB harddrive as being only 131GBs in size. I installed SP4 yet still having the same issue... where can I find the fix for this issue?? Edit: nevermind fixed the issue Thanks!
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    Nvidia 7600GS & different Window OSs

    Will the 7600GS graphics card perform better on WindowsXP-64Bit compared with Windows2000 or WindowsXP-Pro or even Windows2003 Server-64Bit ? I have been unable to find any benchmarks to determine if one operating system works better than another... maybe I'm just too sleepy. I can acquire...
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    Video Card Advice

    Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE Please give your opinion on which video card you would purchase from my list below. They are all pretty much the same in regards to specs, yet which of the manufacturers actually produce reliable, fast, long-lasting video cards?? Here are the video...
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    The Quest for best price/quality RAM

    Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE I'm looking for some reliable memory which I can slightly overclock for better performance. I read the review from TomsHardware regarding memory yet still feeling torn for which will provide me the best money for performance. Will the dual channel...
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