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    SSD IOPS recently plunged

    I ran the performance optimization, no change. When I watch the performance tab for the ssd in the windows task manager, its barely doing anything. Nothing else is accessing it. I looked through the windows event viewer, I don't see anything at all out of place, certainty nothing concerning...
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    SSD IOPS recently plunged

    I included a spinning hard drive as comparison. Album link in case links don't work.
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    SSD IOPS recently plunged

    I have a Samsung 830 ssd (256gb version) that I have had for a good while now. Recently windows and some games have started to hick-up and run real slow. I ran the samsung magician speed test on my ssd and it takes 10 minutes to complete. I have a sequential read speed of 286 MB/s and...
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    Intel Haswell i7-4770K IPC and Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I have a i7 920 @ 4.0ghz and I would love to see how it stacks up to a haswell. I also have a GTX 570, and I would be very curious what the difference between my 920 and a haswell with the 570 would be. I can't justify buying a titan, and my 570 still works just fine for all my games at my...
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    windows 8 for gaming pc?

    No problems here on my desktop Nvidia computer with windows 8.
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    Windows 8 enable widescreen on basic display driver?

    I have an old Dell E1705 that I still use, and I just installed Windows 8 on it, but I have a problem. The laptop came with a Nvidia 7900 GS GO, which is no longer supported by Nvidia or Dell. Windows runs fine, but using the "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter", I can on go up to 1600x1200...
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    Using DD for windows for disk cloning?

    I'm trying to clone a hard drive from a raid array that is dying, and I think I'm going to have to use DD to do it. Norton Ghost won't install on Windows 8, and Acronis true image won't work because the disk doesn't have a drive letter in windows. From what I've read DD can do what I'm...
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    Team Fortress 2: Mann vs. Machine Mode

    I got around the long wait time last night by playing with some friends and hosting my own server. It was fun, but tough!
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    When to replace tubing

    I noticed some white coating on the inside of my tubing when I was cleaning up my rig last week, but it hasn't made a difference as far as I can tell.
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    4 Beeps on power on, no bios screen, help me find the problem

    Thanks for the replies! Have you tried resetting CMOS? Yes, no change. I've tried using the reset CMOS jumper, and tried pulling the CMOS battery. Booting with just the onboard video? Yes, same thing happens. Same thing also happens if I use my 570 in there. Disconnected the hard drive...
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    4 Beeps on power on, no bios screen, help me find the problem

    I'm helping a friend build a computer, and when I power it on, I get four beeps from the speaker and then nothing. I don't get anything on the display, and it sounds like its not trying to boot up. Here are the specs: Asus P8H61-M LE Motherboard Intel i5-3570k 2x4gb Corsair XMS3 Ram...
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    Underclocking my Nvidia Go 7900 GS?

    I know this isn't very [H]ard of me, but I would like to know how to underclock my Nvidia Go 7900 GS in my Inspiron E1705. I'm trying to get some more life out of it, and even with a cooling pad it will still sometimes overheat and BSOD my system. I know its the GPU, because I watch the...
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    Bill to Tax Violent Video Games Introduced

    Agreed. I know there was a ruling that the Supreme Court made about taxing a newspaper, but I can't seem to find it. But from what I remember, given that they have ruled that video games a speech, the tax would be struck down. I guess I'll have to go on a wikipedia hunt tonight to find the...
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    Question on Neutral Density filters.

    Exactly. But that only works if you have a really powerful strobe; or your flash (speedlight) is like 4" from your subject. A normal on camera flash, or the camera built in flash, won't be able to put out that much light (for you to be able to light a subject from any resonable distance with a...
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    Question on Neutral Density filters.

    A ND filter isn't necessary for that. Just lower your ISO and raise your shutter speed to compensate. For example I took some pictures of some leaves at F2.8, ISO 400 and a shutter speed of 1/8000 and that was perfectly exposed. If you can't get your shutter speed up that high, and are...
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    Mammoths May Be Roaming the World in Five Years

    Will giants be guarding them?
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    Corsair Giveaway - Force Series™ GT 180GB Solid-State Hard Drive

    It would speed my laptop up a lot, and make it useable again!
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    I feel the need to Upgrade...

    My advice to you is to stick with your D60. Its a great camera, I know, I had one. While a bracketing button, and live view and tethering are neat, they aren't essential for what your doing. I would advice you to spend your money instead on lenses or lighting, and just keep using your D60...
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    Nikon D60

    I had a D60 (my first camera actually), I've since upgraded to a D700. The D60 is a good camera, but these current cameras like the D3100 and the D5100 are much better. It mainly comes down to cost, if you can get a D60 for a song (they should be pretty cheap right now), go for it, but if its...
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    EA's Origin Service Required To Play Battlefield 3

    The problem I have with it isn't having to install another extra piece of software, its that I don't trust EA to keep origin running. Heck, they have enough problems running the few servers needed for BC2 that keep your soldiers unlock info, but we expect them to keep origin, BC3 and the BC3...
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    Choice of lens for wedding

    I recently shot my second wedding (both for friends), and I used a D700 w/ a 70-200 F2.8 VR and a SB900 w/ battery pack. (I'm not claiming to be an expert or have it all down, this is just what I've seen so far). The first wedding I shot using the same, but with a 24-120 3.5-5.6. I like...
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    What lens spends the most time on your camera?

    Last year when I still had my D60, my 35mm f1.8 stayed on it almost all the time. Mainly because I always needed the extra light. (I also had the kit 18-55 and the 55-200mm). Since I bought my D700 6 months ago, my 24-120 f3.5-5.6 stayed on it most of the time (my only other lens was a 50...
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    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    My grandfather was there too. He was a radioman first class on the USS Helm (a destroyer), and they were taking the ship to be deguassed, going through the mouth of pearl, when the jap planes came in. He was standing on the deck, and he said you could make eye contact with the pilots. They...
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    Laptops Affected by NVIDIA Chip Settlement Listed

    My Dell E1705 fits under the lawsuit, and has had some problems, but I never took it to get repaired, i just made sure to keep it cool and it was happy. I wonder what kind of card we will/would get under this settlement. Anyone know?
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    Showing Location Of Pirate Movie Same As Hosting It

    Simple solution. When they ask for their money, send them a picture of the cash. Thats tantamount to giving them the money right?
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    Bill Gates & Toshiba in Talks on Small Nuclear Reactor

    The thing is designed to last 100 years. When you install it, put it in the ground in the back yard, and encase it in concrete. What could really happen to it then? Besides, there are designs now that make it impossible, and i mean physics impossible, not "impossible" for the reactor to melt...
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    Proposed UK Bill Would ‘Outlaw Open Wi-Fi’

    It would be a crying shame if everyone started making their AP passwords the same as their Access Point's name if this happened. Truly a crying shame.
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    Happy Windows 7! How'd your install go?

    Thanks. I changed that in the RC before I even played a game.
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    Happy Windows 7! How'd your install go?

    I've got 7 running on my desktop and my laptop, and besides a hitch on getting it installed on my desktop, I'm good. I have run into a weird thing though, when ever tf2 loads a map, it sets my sound for tf2, and just tf2 under the sound mixed, to 20% instead of the normal 90%. I have to go...
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    Problem installing Win7 Ultimate

    Update: I backed up all the data on my other 1tb hard drive, and formatted it, installed in a raid array with the other 1tb with my promise fastrack raid card and succesfully installed Win7 to it. I used the same disk I had been using, so that doesn't appear to have been the problem (but that...
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    Problem installing Win7 Ultimate

    I went into the recovery console from the Win 7 disk, and I formatted the c: that way just in case that was the problem, but it didn't help.
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    Problem installing Win7 Ultimate

    TTT! Any ideas?
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    Problem installing Win7 Ultimate

    I'm having a problem installing windows 7 ultimate. I downloaded the iso from Technet, and burned it, so this is a legit disc. Important info: Asus P6T i7 920 @ 3.71ghz Nvidia 260 maxcore X-fi formatted Seagate 1tb When I try to install Win 7, after I click Custom Install...
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    Need Help O/Cing Core i7 920 on P6t Deluxe V2

    You can check it from inside the bios, it also shows the bios version on bootup, and asus comes with a piece of software to check your bios version and update it from the internet from windows.
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    Need Help O/Cing Core i7 920 on P6t Deluxe V2

    CaliGirl, is your motherboard bios up to date? There was a similar problem with the Asus P6T.
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    WD Raptor 36GB or 74GB?

    I bought two 150 Raptors and raided them. I played around with them for a couple of weeks and then took them back. They weren't noticeably faster than a pair of 500gb in raid to me. IMO you would be much better off with a high density drive and a bunch of ram (especially if your using...
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    Vista ultimate 64-bit for gaming?

    Another Vista 64 here. I've got 6GB of ram in there, so that helps alot. With all the ram, vista keeps almost all my programs I run all the time cached in ram, so opening a new internet explorer is as fast as Alt-Tabing into a running one, and COD4 loads instantly, just to name a few...
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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Drawing

    I'm in. ;)
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    Raptor 74 vs 150GB and questions about RAID

    I've never seen a hard drive review that had a benchmark for a game. I've seen some that had benchmarks for windows load times, but then again I don't look at to many hard drive reviews. The OP was wanting to know about Raid performance of Raptor's, and I gave him/her benchmarks, plus...
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    Raptor 74 vs 150GB and questions about RAID

    I have some data that I can give you that can help you out. This is on a Vista Ultimate x64 (3 day old install). E6600 2.4ghz 2Gb Ram Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo Running HD Tach 3040 under XP SP2 Comp mode. A pair of WD 150gb Raptors in Raid 0 using the onboard Nvidia Sata Raid. Random...