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    Overclocking on B450 Tomahawk?

    I've been hearing the same thing from many people - "The B450 Tomahawk is a great board, just don't plan to overclock". I find this super confusing. While it doesn't have an amazing VRM setup, the overclocking headroom on Zen 2 is so small that I don't really understand why this is an issue...
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    Post Your Workstations 2018

    Happy new year! Here's the working-from-home/gaming/podcasting setup!
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    Windows 10 Stuck on "Welcome"

    After rebooting, or booting from a full shutdown, I will get to the login page, enter my credentials, and hit enter, only to be greeted with an endless loading screen on "Welcome". The only way around this appears to be booting into Safe Mode, and then rebooting normally. Trying to do a startup...
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    FPS drops OCing R9 280?

    Hi All, I picked up the Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 3GB yesterday and have been playing around with it. First off, no major issues which is fantastic, and it's rock solid after a night of being pegged mining (0 HW failures!). What is a bit weird is that if I take this card anywhere outside of...
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    Been out of the game - advice on new build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Primarily gaming and streaming, also mining (so AMD GPU a must, depressingly) 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1600 tax/shipping included 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell...
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    LAN & Tournaments in Ottawa, ON Oct 12-13th 2013!

    Even is cancelled. Please unsticky :(
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    Feedback on build for GF

    Here's what I'm looking at right now: CPU - i5-3570K $240 Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3 $90 RAM - Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB $60 GPU - Sapphire HD7850 2GB $190 HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB $70 CPU Cooler - Coolermaster Hyper 212 $35 PSU - Corsair CX500 $40 Case Fans: 2x 120mm fan $16 Total...
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    Looking for advice for a friend

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Mainly gaming, movies/shows while game is running, developement (VS2010, etc), streaming. Games (WoW, LoL, D3, dues EX. HR and future games, Prototype 2, Sins of a solar empire 2) 2) What's your budget? Are tax and...
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    Issues setting up HD offloading to GPU - help please?

    Trying to get this working with the rig listed as HTPC in my signature. Tried with MPC (set up with VMR9 rendering and Matroska checked/unchecked) Haali media splitter is installed. Also tried with VLC, but wasn't really expecting that to work anyway. I've also tried CoreAVC, no luck there...
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    Recommendations for wireless keyboard/mouse combo for HTPC?

    I've been looking to pick up something for my setup for a while... I'd really prefer a 2-in-1 setup however it seems the Lenovo mini and iogear offerings along this front both have terrible tracking/usability issues. Bluetooth (with a dongle) would be ideal since the couches don't have direct...
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    SATA devices not detected.

    Hi All, I built the rig in my sig and was planning on giving my old build to the GF to use for the time being (Gigabyte P35-DS3P Rev 2) however about half the time when it (the older system) boots it won't detect any of my SATA devices. This poses a major problem because when it does boot...
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    New build - need opinions

    Hi Gents, First... the requisite questions: 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1300 CAD tops, before tax 3) Where do you live? Ottawa, Ontario 4) What exact parts do you need for that...
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    Reinstalled Windows - secondary HD shows as 31MB and unformatted

    Got a strange problem here - I reinstalled Windows 7 and my secondary hard drive (i.e. not OS drive) now shows up in "My Computer" as a 31MB unformatted drive. Looking at it in Disk Management shows the same. In this case the drive is actually 1TB and I was able to access it through a BartPE...
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    IR Receiver

    I'm trying to track down an IR Receiver that will work with a Harmony without having to pay an arm and a leg to buy a bundle that comes with another remote I don't want. Any recommendations? Hoping for something in the $5-10 range.
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    Mousepad recommendations?

    I need a new mouse pad... recently got back into FPS games and my old mouse pad is ultra grimy and causes the mouse to stick (and just feels gross). Any recommendations? Looks for something at LEAST 12"x8" and <$15 CAD. I play with 1.5 sensitivity in CS if that gives you an idea for the need...
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    Memory Mystery

    About a week ago I installed a 2x2GB kit of OCZ Reaper PC2-9200. Ran great with my CPUs original overclock with the RAM running at its stock voltage (2.2V). Tonight, out of nowhere, I start getting errors saying files are corrupted or apps are randomly crashing. I reset my overclock and vcore...
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    Memory Mystery

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    Small Upgrade

    Rather than splurge on a new system I'm looking at buying some hardware to upgrade the desktop currently in my sig. Upgrade 512MB 8800GT -> 1GB 4870 Upgrade 2GB RAM -> 4GB Upgrade 250GB -> RAID-0'D 500GBs Think it's a worthwhile upgrade? Will run me $335 total. I'm gaming on a 24" screen...
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    Noob PHP Question - MySQL

    I'm just starting out with PHP and I've got a very basic test right now... I've got two HTML forms defined in the following page, this page also displays the current data contained in the table: <? include 'main/security.php'; //connect $db = mysql_connect($dbhost,$dbuser,$dbpass)...
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    Another Build Thread

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming/Productivity 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? ~$1500, tax/shipping included 3) Where do you live? Vermont 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? Everything except optical drives 5) If reusing any parts, what parts will...
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    Sun Java System Web Server 7

    Anyone here ever touched it? I had the misfortune of using it at work today to replicate a client site and am still struggling to get it to work... Any and all CGI files show up as a 404. CGI files are enabled and the cgi-bin directory is set up as a CGI directory...
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    Monitor arms(?)

    I've got a Dell 2405 and a 2005 and unfortunately with the old stand style they take up alot of extra desk space... I don't even know where to begin looking, however I've seen lots of monitor arms/stands/brackets whatever around here and I'd like to get one assuming the price isn't something...
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    Dumb Vista Question

    I have a legit license for Vista Business... Any reason to shell out the money for Home Ultimate if I'm not going to use VMC? From everything I've seen there isn't but maybe I've missed something somewhere.
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    Max HD size for ABIT IC7-G Max II

    Hi guys, Old board... using it in my file server atm. I know for a fact that it won't recognize my 1TB drive as its the first PC I put that into, and I know it recognizes the 500GB I have in it. My question is what is the maximum size this will support? If I grabbed a 750GB would it detect...
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    10/100 Router & Gigabit switch Question

    If I have an unmanaged 24 port gigabit switch with a 10/100 router connected to it (dhcp/gateway) will two computers on the switch communicate with each other at gigabit speeds, or will all traffic still hit the router as the switch will not cache the mac addresses locally? I know when I was...
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    Finally ordered my HTPC stuff..

    Everything set up, pics in post #8! Thanks very much to everyone here for the advice and general information! I ended up ordering/using the following: Antec NSK2480 AMD 4850e Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2HP (rather than S2H as most recent reviews on NewEgg were talks of horrible failure) 2x...
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    Another "Help me with my build" thread

    I'm new to HTPCs, but after doing some research I've pieced together the following: I have existing hard drives I will use Case: Mobo: CPU:
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    Playback issues for 1080p content

    My "HTPC" as it were has the following specs: P4 @ 3.4ghz (512k cache) 1GB PC-3200 RAM X800XT 256MB I've noticed on alot of movies the playback is just fine, however on others it chops/lags. On my other PC (C2D @ 3.4ghz, 2GB RAM, 8800GT) everything plays as smooth as butter. I imagine...
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    Looking for suggestions

    Hi guys - my better half's birthday is coming up pretty soon and she's in need of a new laptop so I figured I would fulfill that need. I'm looking for something in the sub $1000 range that has the following features: 1) 802.11/a/b/g 2) 100GB+ HD 3) 1GB+ RAM 4) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (burner is a...
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    VDroop question

    I'm going to use my system as an example in this case. Default VID for my E6750 is 1.35V, but with VDroop CPU-Z shows voltage as 1.312V. I currently have my CPU overvolted to 1.35625V and CPU-Z shows voltage as 1.328V due to VDroop. Should I assume that because of VDroop my CPU is still being...
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    Gigabyte GA-P35-D3SP + Temperatures

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a good temperature monitor for this board... I'm currently using MBM5 with the addons located at but it has me somewhat worried My CPU temperature shows up as 58 degrees C and while it is supposed to be...
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    Weird problem I had tonight...

    My girlfriend gave me a call earlier this afternoon saying that whenever she booted into Windows her screen would go blank and flash "No Signal". I figured "Ok, the refresh rate probably got changed" so sent her through the steps to reset it in VGA mode... Whenever a setting got changed in...
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    New Build - Need Advice Please!

    I'm looking at doing a new build around Christmas time - specs are as follows: E6750 (2.66Ghz C2D) CPU ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard XFX 8800GT 512MB Antec True Power 550W PSU (already ordered) WD 250GB SATA HD Antec P182 case I'm getting the RAM for the build from a friend of mine...
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    Triple Monitor Question

    I'm currently trying to set up a "triple" monitor setup (20", 17", and TV) however I'm having some trouble. They are connected as follows: 20" DVI, 17" VGA, TV TV-Out. Currently I cannot actually choose to have three displays, at best I can only "Double Up" the two extra displays (17" and TV)...
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    Server 2003 + Streaming Media

    My roomate has a Server 2003 box setup and we're hosting a streaming media server off of it but it only appears to support .wmv files by default, is there any way to expand this to support other formats like avi?
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    Media Portal Question

    I've been using Media Portal on my HTPC for some time now, and I must say it's quite nice however I've got one big problem with it... Whenever I use it to launch a 3rd party app (through the Extras menu, or w/e it's called where you can add in your own programs to launch) and then exit that...
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    Endless Problems...

    I've had my MacBook for about a year now (specs in sig) and have been forced to do pretty much everything in XP. Firefox will have random load times anywhere between 3 seconds and 4 minutes while the computer is completely idle. Performance in the one game I actually play on it (World of...
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    Plantronics .Audio 90s

    I've got a pair of these that has been sitting under my bed for the past 8 months or so because I tripped over the cord while walking around now sound mysteriously doesn't come out of the left-side speaker. The mic works, and the right speaker appears to work (though the sound comes out...
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    Skinning OSX

    I've seen a lot of screenshots in the Post Your Desktops threads where people have custom skins on OSX (i.e. darker themes, etc)... How is that done? I can only assume it's 3rd party software, but what is it called and where can I find it? How's the RAM usage? Hard Drive space? Thanks in...
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    Media Center

    I'm hopefully going to be acquiring a ~50" HDTV in the near future and as such I'm planning on converting one of my many boxes to an HTPC setup for it, however the problem is that I don't really know where to start for an HTPC application suite. I was originally planning on using MythTV for it...