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    Diagnostic help requested for computer that won't turn on

    Hi everyone, Thanks for reading this. I built a small computer for a friend back in April. It seemed to be just fine for a while but then a few issues crept up. The computer wouldn't shut down for about a week. Then that went away. A few days after it wouldn't turn on at all except that the...
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    Bad cable splitter?

    Hi there, My internet connection is becoming more and more sporadic. In a nutshell, here's the cable setup: Cable A: from provider to cable splitter Cable B: from splitter to TV Cable C: from splitter to cable modem The cable modem is connected to the router. I'm trying to figure...
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    Computer for parents

    My brother and I are building a computer for our parents for Christmas. They have a POS that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. But my brother is a cheap SOB. So we agreed to split up to $500. I decided to go up to $550 and eat the extra cost to get a better machine since at that price point...
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    Quiet, powerful, and green build - advice welcome

    Good evening, fellow [H]ers. I'm trying to make a quiet yet powerful build that also consumes very little power just because I like conserving energy. I already have a few of the components from picking away at random awesome specials, but let me get these out of the way: 1) What will you be...
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    I dinnae have the power! ...or do I?

    My computer plans were thrown out of whack because I had to help family members pay for a funeral and wake. That's fine, I'm not complaining - I was happy to help. That doesn't mean I like gaming on my 8600GT, though. It drives me nuts that I have to put everything on minimum settings just to...
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    Re: Non-secure Exchange Page

    Hi all, My company has recently changed IT providers (we do not rely on internal expertise, much to my frustration), and I noticed that our Microsoft Exchange web site is no longer secure. I brought this up with one of the owners of the new IT company and he said, "Microsoft wouldn't let...
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    Is my CPU 50 or 79 degrees C?

    With all settings at default in the BIOS, it shows the CPU temperature as around 50 degrees. However, because I've been having a problem with random rebooting, I tried increasing the memory voltage by one level. Now the BIOS says that the CPU is 79 degrees...which would obviously explain...
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    Removing Arctic Silver Ceramique...

    What's the best way to remove Arctic Silver Ceramique without too much of a gooey mess?
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    Soltek Qbic malfunctioning...

    I have an Athlon64 Qbic system with a 3400+ processor that I built for a friend. It's wonderfully fast, but it keeps rebooting at random. The blue screens of death usually reference IRQs or a page fault. I have reinstalled software and eliminated any problems on that end. If anyone has any...
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