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    Litecoin miners can't connect (cgminer and guiminer-scrypt)

    Hey guys, I've been mining Bitcoins using Guiminer for several months now, using an AMD HD 7950 3GB WF card, but as anyone mining knows, the difficulty increases with the ASIC units finally arriving have been becoming too large. Since I don't pay electricity (included in my rent), I can still...
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    Best HDTV's: Plasma VS LED

    This is just for my own curiosity more then anything. I've had some people post on another forum (linustechtips) that were trying to convince someone who was looking for a new TV that plasma was a horrible idea. I, and most videophiles that I've spoken to, all agree that Plasma is still king...
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    LGA775 G41 chipset onboard video for HDPC

    I have an HTPC running off a G41 chipset, it has onboard video w/ HDMI. Proc is a e6400 (or something similar) 8GB DDR3 120GB Samsung 840 ssd Will this be sufficient to run HD media? Some of the files are high quality blu-ray rips that can approach 20GB in file size. The reason I'm...
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    Question about LSI Raid Card and moving drives to different ports

    Hey all: I have a server (Currently 2012 Essentials) with an LSI 8888ELP raid card, connected to an SE3016 storage expander. I'm managing it with MegaRAID Storage Manager for Windows. Inside the expander I have 2x 500GB HDD's. Each drive is setup as it's own raid 0 array (Apparently the...
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    Easy way to monitor home network/internet bandwidth

    Hey guys I'm wondering if there is an easy way to monitor how much bandwidth is being consumed at any given moment for a home network. Specifically, for the incoming/outgoing internet connection. My network is as thus: DSL Modem -> Wifi Router (Linksys E4200v1 - PPPoE enabled here)...
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    USB 3.0 PCIe add-in cards

    Hey guys, My main rig is an x58 platform (Xeon 3520 + EVGA X58 SLI LE), which of course has no USB 3.0 headers. My case is a Corsair Carbide 400R, which has 2x USB 3.0 ports on the front. Right now they are simply plugged into USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard. How reliable are USB 3.0...
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    WHS 2011 over Server Essentials 2012

    Hey everyone So I recently got a new gaming desktop, and decided to retire my old WHS v1 media server. My Old gaming machine (Socket 775 Xeon 3050) has since replaced the WHS v1 machine and is currently running Windows Server Essentials 2012. I had been planning this for quite some time...
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    Storage Spaces not releasing free space

    I have a Home Media/File Server running Windows Server Essentials 2012. I'm using Storage Spaces as my network share: Currently just 2x 3TB HDD's with no resiliency - Anything important is backed up to an external 1TB HDD. When I first setup the shares using the Dashboard, I created a share...
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    CM Hyper+ 212 vs Noctua NH-D14

    Hey guys, just curious about these 2 heatsinks: CM Hyper+ 212: $30 CAD and Noctua NH-D14: $90 CAD Both are (what what I understand) considered very good for Air-cooled tower heatsinks. The CM Hyper+ 212 is a classic and is a LOT cheaper. The Noctua is known for it's excellent performance...
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    Windows 8 - Network Connection Properties - Unexpected error occurred

    Hey Everyone, I'm experiencing the following error with Windows 8: Upon right clicking on Network Connections and selecting "Properties", I receive "An unexpected error occurred". This same error appears if attempting to disable the connection. The network connection DOES work however...
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    Crossfire Issue - Horizontal White Lines

    Hey everyone, so I recently installed a crossfire setup in my system, and I'm encountering issues in 2 games (All that I've installed so far) where there are white horizontal lines that flow up and down (Or perhaps just down very fast, like watching a tire spin) across the screen. The 2 games...
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    Help! LSI-8888ELP Battery Unit

    Hey everyone, I recently picked up one of those SE3016 expanders, and with it I purchased an LSI-8888ELP w/ BBU. The BBU is attached to a daughter board, as well as some sort of Metal bracket. My main issue is that I cannot for the life of me, figure out how/where to mount the BBU. I can...
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    SAS Raid Card Recommendation?

    Hey everyone, I'm in the midst of expanding storage on my home server (Media Server mostly, streaming 1080p to 2 clients tops over 1Gbps LAN), and I'm caught between 2 different SAS controllers: 1) LSI 9260-8i Cost: $415 w/ battery module - eBay Pros: - 6Gbps speed - Much faster RoC...
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