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    Monitor problems

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    Stock AMD fan speed

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    OEM Video Cards

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    Primary monitor no video

    For some reason, my primary monitor has recently decided that it does not want to play any video. At all. I have a Radeon 9600XT, and I have not made any changes that would or should effect the video subsystem. The secondary monitor works just fine for playing video --- so this is not a...
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    Getting past encryption!!

    And don't forget that while haxx0ring the l33t netw0rk, if you see a small bunny run across your screen, that means you've haxx0red the Matrix, and Agents are coming for you!
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    Getting past encryption!!

    You have no idea what you're talking about, do you?
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    WTB 9600 Pro

    I have a 9600XT card that I wouldn't be too upset in parting with it. PM me for further information... Gigabyte ATi Radeon 9600XT 500Mhz Clock Speed 600Mhz RAM Clock Speed (300Mhz x 2) DVI \ TV \ Standard Output etc. ============================================= Mfg Web Page...
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    NFSUG2 Slow

    Okay, now this is *really* bugging me. The game works flawlessly, at every resolution. The catch: all features have to be OFF. Turn even one of them on, even lower ones (w the exception of headlights, fog, the other fog), and you get the same effect.
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    NFSUG2 Slow

    Turning off AGP Fast Write only resulted in all of the textures being the game logo screen (with Brooke Burke)
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    NFSUG2 Slow

    I recently re-installed Windows XP because it suddenly decided to freeze up on me (BSOD), and would not boot back up. Everything works fine, good and dandy. Except NFSUG2 (Need for Speed Underground 2). I installed it, and immediately noticed that every 10 or so seconds there's a bout a 1/2...
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    Well, I fixed the problem. Bad ATA cables suck. (note: fixmbr, fixboot, etc, did NOT work. a new ATA cable fixed it instantly)
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    Yes, the D: drive (Windows) does have an NTLDR, but I don't remember if I copied it there to try to solve the boot problem (might have copied it from C:) or if it actually belongs there. Maybe I should try to delete it, and run 'fixboot' to point it to the C: drive, then 'fixmbr' to point to...
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    I believe that the Windows partition is a logical drive residing in an extended partition, yes. I actually don't remember doing this, but evidently that's the way the cards fell. I think I might be salvaging all that I need off of that drive, then deleting the partition, and creating a new...
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    Well, tried what you said, Czar, and to no avail. It just rebooted (because, evidently, the windows-installed drive is the 2nd logical partition on the drive)... then I went to work for a few hours, got back, and restored boot.ini to what it was before. All that LILO and Grub do is replace...
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    Just a quick thought, are there any Linux distros out there that are solely designed to give access to LILO or Grub? I don't exactly want to go ahead and install Slackware on this box too (I run 2 slackware boxen as servers).
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    I have found the Disk Management section in the computer management window, and can see which partition is system, and which is boot (C: is system, D: is boot, yet Windows is installed on D: and boot.ini is on C: ... very odd :-\). I have not found a way to change which is boot and which is...
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    Windows Fails To Boot if Installation CD Is Not Present

    I very recently had some problems with Windows (it simply would not boot, giving me a "system disk error - please insert system disk and press enter" error). I figured this was due to me somehow scrweing up my windows installation. No problem -- I re-installed windows. However, the problem...
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    NF7-S v2.0 Chipset Fan Dying

    As of about fifteen minutes ago, my chipset fan has decided to cease working correctly (or at all, unless it wants to). It all began with a hard-shutdown (because my encrypted drives, via BestCrypt (www.jetico.com) were not dismounting, after 10 minutes)... upon reboot, my CD-ROM went...
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    Problem OCing my 2500+ with geil value RAM...

    I've got GeIL Value Ram (a 512MB stick) that does 420MHz @ 6-3-3 (2.8V), with no errors after 24Hours of MemTest86+ looping.
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    Temp rise from warm reboot?

    Alright, my system seems to not like warm reboots (or cold boots from having the PSU on\plugged in for a day or so). When I cold-boot the computer after the PSU has been deprived of power (via power cable or the switch), I get good temperatures... 34°C idle, 45°C load. However, on any other...
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    Water Reservoir + Ice Maker = ?

    Well even if it's not an insane amount of cooling, it'll still be cooler than normal water+radiator, right?
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    Water Reservoir + Ice Maker = ?

    It recently occurred to me that if I just stripped the hell out of the ice-maker, and used the cooling rods (or whatever) to directly cool the water, everything would be a lot more efficient
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    Water Reservoir + Ice Maker = ?

    Has anyone ever tried using a reservoir with a small opening and dumping ice into the reservoir? How did that work out? I'm thinking of modding an ice maker (for a Whirlpool refridgerator) into a hardcore cooling machine, and want to know any possible detriments to this (aside from...
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    SATA RAID-0 vs PATA RAID-0

    If you only have one PATA drive on the PATA cable, there should be no speed limitation whatsoever (if there is, it's really negligible), since no single PATA drive can fill a PATA cable. One you add more drives to the PATA cable is where you start getting degraded speeds. You can have as many...
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    Overclock won't pass Prime95

    /me laughs at the people who bought 2500+'s. I'll take my 11x200 for $45 before I take an extra 256K of cache at a lower FSB for twice that amount. 1800+ JIUHB all the way. Prime95 48-hours-stable, stock cooling with AS5 @ 45°C load (after 48hours) :D :D And if it blows up? That's...
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    PC133 for a PC100 laptop?

    Gotcha, good to know. Too bad I already told my American History teacher that he would, indeed, need to purchase overpriced PC100 SODIMM's for his laptop. Oh well. Next time I'll remember this... Besides, it seems that Newegg only likes to sell 16MBx64-Bit (128MB), not 16MBx128-bit...
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    PC133 for a PC100 laptop?

    Is it possible to use PC133 RAM in a laptop that is designed for PC100 RAM? (ie. Dell Inspiron 3800). I am pretty sure that it will simply be downclocked, and the CAS will be changed to what it is supposed to be. Am I correct?
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    Low-Cost Digital Cameras with High IMG Quality?

    I'll check that out, but that's gonna cut into other money if I get that. For a simple 1.2MP raise, ~$50 doesn't sound too bad. Not when you're paying $200 for a 2.0MP camera already. Besides, I need to know that it's gonna have audio :cool:
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    Low-Cost Digital Cameras with High IMG Quality?

    Well it seems that retailers like to attach higher prices to cameras with higher MP ratings (the same way Intel prices are more than AMD, because it catches the public eye). DPReview.com Yields: The Casio QV-R4 seems to be a good match as to what I was looking for. 4MP is more than enough...
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    2GB FREE e-mail service

    Has anyone seen any way to POP3 this thing? I am looking forward to seeing, at least, someone manage to Web2Pop it...
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    Low-Cost Digital Cameras with High IMG Quality?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a low-cost camera with a high image quality (by high quality I do NOT mean megapixels). I am just looking for something to take pictures with, and maybe a bit of video. I have no idea where to begin research, or even what really makes a camera good. I am...
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    High Temps on Reboot

    I believe that it did, yes. After tweaking the settings and re-overclocking, I am running at 10.5x200 (OC'd 1800+ JIUHB) at 1.575V and it boots up at about 37°C, and tops out around 46°C. That's one higher than the previous max, but I'd rather have that than an idle 40-something. In Short...
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    High Temps on Reboot

    **checks abit-usa.com** Holy tamoley. New BIOS for NF7-S 2.0. However, it states nothing about this temperature problem :confused: :confused: After fixing, tweaking, re-overclocking, etc., everything seems to be back to normal. Booted up at 10.5x200 @ 38°C. Not bad for a XP 1800+...
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    High Temps on Reboot

    My system is acting a bit peculiar as of late. My system, when cold-booted, will run below 44°C even after prime95 for 24 hours. However, on a warm-boot (or any boot within an hour or so of the last power-off), it idles at 43°C. Any ideas for a fix or cause?
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    Monitor problems

    That's the problem --- I can't afford it. Being 15 doesn't have many perks, and the Parent Bank doesn't give out loans --- ever. That, and the money that I do have and any source of income that I have relies on my being able to have that computer (I do websites \ flash sites for $20-$50 a pop...
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    Monitor problems

    I have an old (5-8 years) Mag Innovision monitor that I would like to keep around for several more. It is all I need in a monitor (1280x1024 @ 32-bit @ 60Hz), but has some issues. About a year ago, it started having small flickering problems, which were solved with a nice little love tap...
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    Gameboy Advance SP Screen Mod

    I was wondering if anyone has seen or done any mods to their PC using game boy screens (preferably GBA SP)? I want to use one as a simple display, like for on the side of my case. Any help or links would be greatly appreciated.
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    JIUHB 1800+ Cooling

    Alright, I am curious what extra amount of cooling can be provided by purchasing a better heatsink than the stock one. Please do not flame this immediately, but read on, because my situation is unique. Right now, my 1800+ JIUHB (Thoroughbred B) is running at 11x200 at 1.6 volts, and maxes...
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    Stock AMD fan speed

    I am only interested because I want to replace the fan with a cooler-looking one (ie. lights) without actually lowering the performance. Until I can afford a fan controller AND a Vantec Tornado (preferably 92mm), then at least it should LOOK cool, right?
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