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    Need advice on finishing this build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? - GAMING and web browsing 2) What's your budget? 2-3K, possibly a bit more 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Austin, TX 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? See below 5) If reusing any...
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    Weird problem with internet connection - ideas?

    So literally out of the blue I have had some connection issues with my desktop. I have made no hardware changes, software changes, OS updates, etc... Here's what happens as an example, I wake up the computer from being asleep and I have no desktop internet access. However, the wireless still...
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    Gaming Build ~ 4K budget

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming 2) What's your budget? 4K 3) Which country do you live in? Austin, Texas. Access to Fry’s, but that’s it. 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? · CPU · RAM · MOBO · GPU · PSU · HD ·...
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    Software to run Ipad app on Windows PC?

    What I would like to do is buy this app However, it runs only on the ipad which I do not own. Is there software I can buy that will allow me to run the app (legally) on a windows PC?
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    Need to upgrade - Video card and PSU

    Basically, I moved out of state and something happened to my machine. What's working: CPU: Intel i5-750 Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) HDD: Western Digital Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA...
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    Any reason this mobo would not be compatible with this PSU?

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 PSU: Thermaltake TR2 700w Thanks for your input!
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    Laptop or Notebook, $600 range

    Ideally I would purchase the Dell XPS 13 (2015) if I had the budget to do so, but my budget is ~ $600 (slightly flexible). I desire something lightweight, portable, reasonably good battery life, good keyboard and reasonable performance. Windows preferable. I do not need a touchscreen, DVD...
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    Question about Ipod shuffle

    My wife purchased this for my mother for Christmas. If I connect this to my computer to put music on it, will it not work on my mother's computer once she connects it to it? All I want to do is put some music from Amazon on it before I wrap it up and give it to her. Any issues with this?
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    Need advice on phone and tablet conundrum

    First, the facts: Phones: I have an iphone 3GS My wife has an old Nokia flip phone (2009/2010) Phone Plan ATT FamilyTalk Nation 700 with Rollover (Contract expired a while ago) Includes: (all per month) --$60 for line 1, $10 for line 2 Line 1 (my iphone): unlimited data ($30)...
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    GenMay disappeared

    So basically the other day I updated my email address in addition to deleting some old subscribed threads in the user control panel, and now I don't see the general mayhem forum. When I updated my email address, I received a URL that went to my spam folder, however Kyle went ahead set the...
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    Need a Notebook - Budget ~$400

    This will be for a family friend/neighbor who is simply looking to replace her desktop with something simple. She has no special needs in terms of software or hardware and just wants to use it for e-mail, internet, etc... I really don't know anything about notebooks, so feel free to educate...
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    Problem with Monitor being recognized as Analog

    The other day I noticed that my monitor (Acer X223W) showed up as "Analog" in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. (I'm also using Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit) On the monitor, I made sure the setting was correctly set to "digital" and not to analog. I'm using a Radeon 5850 as my video card and I'm...
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    DVI question with regards to monitor and video card

    I'm trying to figure out the best use of cables if you have: Monitor - DVI and VGA inputs Video Card - HDMI, DVI outputs Do you simply use a DVI cable between both? Or would you use an HDMI cable with a DVI adapter for the monitor?
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    Advice for an Upgrade (Sticky filled out!)

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming (along with the usual stuff – web browsing, MS Office) 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $600 + shipping; there’s room if the cost/performance ratio of a part is too good to pass up...
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    iphone app for flowcharts?

    I'm wondering if any of you know of an iphone application where you can build customizable flowcharts, but when you're done creating the flowchart you can use it in a manner where a series of prompts run through the flowchart, rather than just looking at the image of the flowchart? Hope that...
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    Is this printer any good?

    I'm looking for an inexpensive, but decent printer with wireless capability, esp one that has an easy wireless install. This one looks interesting. Anyone have experiences with it? Brother MFC 490-CW
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    Network printer?

    I'm in need of a printer. I plan on hooking it up to my desktop, but I would like to be able to print to it using my laptop (wireless). It will be for personal use only and I don't have any special needs except that it needs to be cheap. Basically the cheapest printer I can do this with is...
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    Which game required...

    the original purchaser's user name/password in order for someone to play it after buying it used? Or it had some weird requirement like that in order for the person who bought it used to be able to play it. Was it Call of Duty 4, The Witcher, or World in Conflict? I think it was COD4, but...
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    My dilemma with selecting a monitor

    My dilemma is that I'm in med school and it's like living Groundhog day over and over in a bunker without much time to do anything else but study. As a result I don't have the time to research stuff as much as I would like and I need some help. With that being said, my CRT monitor is dying...
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    Need help with wireless settings

    Hey folks. I have a problem which I think most of you can probably solve, but as for me I'm clueless in this area. The problem is that my wireless connection won't allow more than one person to connect at a time. This is true 90% of the time; it's rare that two or more can connect at a...
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    Laptop gaming question

    My school issued us a laptop that doesn't have an internal CD-ROM drive. Instead they gave us an external one. So here's my dilemma: my friend/fellow student and I are looking at picking up one or two bargain bin games that we can play online together. However, we don't want to lug...
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    Spilled coffee on laptop keyboard

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    Spilled coffee on laptop keyboard

    Title says it all. Keys still work, but some of them don't respond as sensitive as they used to . I've already popped them off and cleaned them as much as possible. Is there anything else I can do? This happened two days ago and it seems dry, but I'm wondering if someone has had a...
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    Need help identifying some type of USB device

    Hi First off, I think this is the correct forum to post this in. If not, my apologies. To make this short, my brother saw a device that plugs into a USB port that monitors computer activity. Now where he saw it, I'm not exactly sure. He is trying to identify this device because he...
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    Thoughts wanted on this build

    A buddy of mine gave me a couple of setups to compare, so I picked the one that seemed to match his needs and budget. He does have options though and a budget of around $1500 - $1650. Seeing how it's been a little over a year since my last build, I might be out of the loop in the hardware...
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    Does Canon have any plans for a P&S with swivel and good tele?

    I've been reading so many forums about digital cameras that my eyes are about to bleed. I'm doing this because I want to buy one relatively soon, but I'm not finding one that satisfies me. This would be my 1st digital camera. I started off thinking the sd800 IS would be a shoe-in, but...
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    Recommendations for digital camera $300-$400

    I became interested in purchasing a digital camera so I took one of those leisure learning classes that teach the basics about cameras. From what I know up to this point, I would probably like a Canon and I'm willing to spend around $300, up to $400 if need be. I don't mind a camera...
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    Problem at work; need help looking at user event info

    I will come out and tell you that I know absolutely nothing about networking or servers, so I apologize in advance for any knowledge that I seek that might be commonplace. At work (physical therapy clinic) we have a network with 9 computers on it. Over the last week we have had some entry...
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    Need some photo editing help

    Howdy folks - I don't have any knowledge of photography, etc...so I need your help. I have to submit a lot of photos with my medical school application, but they need to be 2" x 3". My co-worker brought her digital camera to take some pics of me yesterday and then sent them to me in an...
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    Front Audio Panel on Antec P180...need help

    Howdy I cannot seem to get the front audio panel to work on my Antec P180 case. I've read the manual over and double checked the connections, but still nothing. I have an Asus A8N-SLI Premium mobo with an Audigy 2 sound card. All I want to do is use my headphones. I'm not sure if this...
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    Quote Screensavers...know of any good ones?

    I'm looking for a screensaver that depicts quotes, but more importantly one that allows me to put in quotes of my liking.
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    Mouse problem after crackling sound...

    So a coworker came to me today and stated that he was using his laptop on his carpet floor and then heard a weird ticking/crackling sound. After that his mouse quit working. I asked him if it sounded like an electrical crackling sound and he said, "yeah, that's it". Any suggestions on where...
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    New Gaming System ~ $1900 – $2000 budget

    First off, I appreciate everyone taking the time to provide their opinion. With that said, I have a budget of about $2000 to work with for a new system. The computer will be used primarily for gaming. My wife does some GIS work on the one I have now, so I don’t think that it proposes a...
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    Case fan question (Thermaltake A1214 80mm smart case fan)

    I've noticed this fan has a regular 3 pin power connector, but it also has another single cord connector. I've heard that it might be a tachometer? I'm just curious of two things with this fan. One, does the tachometer need to be plugged in for the temperature regulation to work? And if...
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    Athlon 2400+ heatsink (clip on)...need help please

    I'm just about to replace my friend's mobo, but it looks like his CPU has the heatsink attached by a clip? I've never seen that before. I'm only familiar with the 4 screw holes design. Anyways...is the heatsink and CPU one unit or will they come apart? I'm not sure if there's anything...
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    Need advice on replacement parts

    Hey everyone - A friend of mine fried his motherboard after putting in some RAM backwards and turning on his machine. So...he needs some new parts and is on a budget. Here's what he needs/wants: Motherboard (socket A) somewhere between $50 - $70 RAM PC 3200 (1 x 512mb) somewhere...
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    Need advice on a scanner

    Howdy folks. I hope I'm posting this on the right sub-forum, at least I think the people that regularly post here would have the best input. So here's the thing....I just took on a project that requires me to take the master copies (paper copies) of the Policy and Procedures manual at work...
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    Problems with Age of Conquerors expansion

    Recently, I met an old friend that I used to play AoC with and so I decided to reinstall AoE and the expansion AoC back on my comp. I downloaded all the patches, etc...but I am running into problems such as the game freezing. Either in Multiplay or Single player this happens. I will start a...
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