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    Going Passive?

    :eek: I'm thinking about swapping some parts around on a recent build and retooling for even more silence. The processor I'll be using is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e. This is a 2.6Ghz 45w part, so it shouldn't get to hot but it's plenty powerful for my goals. Maybe more important however is my...
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    Paint on Fans Blades

    I'm strongly considering going with a UV orange against black paint setup. One of my ideas is painting fan blades with the UV orange paint. My question is basically... would painting the fan blades cause any potential issues? Likely a light coat, just enough to get a solid coverage and effect...
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    Unable to Solve System Issue

    Have a computer issue I'm trying to talk a friend through on the phone to fix it. It's been on going for about two weeks now and for the life of me I can't pin down what's the hardware failure. Here's the story/symptoms: Friend wakes up and turns on computer but gets no display on monitor, no...
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    Is This Computer Midrange

    Here is the setup: E6300 at 3.2Ghz Gigabyte 965P-DS3 2GB DDR2 800 1x 250GB HD, 1x 500GB HD 8800GTS 512MB Just curious on peoples thoughts here. I was recently told my computer is midrange, but I'm not sure I agree with that assessment. I can't buy a faster stock processor for gaming...
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    Microsoft MCE Remote and DirecTV Receiver

    I recently got a Microsoft MCE Remote from Newegg and I'm trying to get a few features to work correctly. I should note that I do not have a TV tuner and really do not wish to use Media Center (I have Vista). Basically the functions I want this remote are to be able to change channel, volume...
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    Xbox 360 Controller as Remote?

    Looking to cut back on devices for my HTPC and was curious if the Xbox 360 controller can be used as a remote in Vista. Basically just to control Media Center (Vista edition) and volume control would be great. I do NOT have an Xbox 360, so I am not looking to do a "extender" setup here, just...
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    Looking For A New Case...

    I've been trying unsuccessfully to keep up with the ever evolving case market these days. I thought to myself "Hey! The HardOCP crowd must have some ideas!" That is what brings me here right now, I seek the advice of those in the know. What I'm looking for in a case: Color: Black Window...
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    Suggestions for a $75~$100 Core 2 Duo Motherboard?

    I'm looking at grabbing a new motherboard for my Core 2 Duo, I was using an Arock 775Dual-VSTA so I could use my AGP and DDR, but now its holiday time and that means I get to throw some cash into my gaming rig, along with picking up an X1950 Pro I'll be grabbing 2GBs of DDR2, so I want a decent...
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    Chimei 221D or Acer AL2216Wbd

    I've decided I want both an LCD and a bigger screen, so out with the CRT and in with the LCD. I'm already prepared to suffer a slight loss in image quality, this is fine with me, I'm changing my computer room around and I'll be lossing some space and I simply want to get rid of my large and hot...
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    Ubuntu Help

    Okay, throwing this out here to see if I can grab some quick help. Basically tonight I made the complete switch (everything but games) to Ubuntu from Windows. Everything has been going great, except: I'm trying to install Flash for Firefox. I've grabbed the flashplugin-nonfree package and...
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    65nm vs 90nm OC'ing

    I'm looking at picking up one of the uber cheap Pentium D's and the uber cheap Asrock VSTA board and doing some OC'ing as I wait for the Conroe's to mature a bit and actually arrive. I was dead set on getting a PD 805, but I've seen the 915 at Newegg for only $30 which nets me 1MB more cache...
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    Extension Required?

    Running into a weird issue with the site. When I go to test it with a browser and type in the url I must add .html to the url or the site will not go to it. So instead of www.examplesite.com/example I must type www.examplesite.com/example.html Its not a great issue, but its rather...
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    Maintaining Features Throughout Site

    Sorry for the crappy thread title, I wasnt really sure how I should word it. I've designing my first website and its fairly basic, I'm using a table layout because I've had good success with it so far and its been the easiest way for me to make a good looking and clean site. My only...
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    Short Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra Review

    I just recently bought this product off of Newegg, I was going for a silent heatsink, along with a overall quiet system. Here are my impressions of the heatsink and its included accessories. On first inspection out of the stlyish black box the 64 Ultra looks nice, but rather plan. The fan is...
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    New Case - Must Be Quiet!

    Time to get a new case, my current one is just to loud, and doesnt represent what I like anymore. Here's what I'm looking for: Under $150 (this does not include shipping, but cheaper is better, but quality is more important). Must be quiet! Must have 120mm or larger support, at...
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    Easiest Way to Setup Dual Boot System

    I've been working on computers for a long time, and I must admit, I've never cared to learn anything about Linux, and been happy with my Windows home. But as of late, the high school in my town has geared a few of their networking classes towards using Linux. Therefore, as a part time tech at...
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    Easiest Way to Remove Nforce4 Drivers

    What's the easiest and most clean way in removing Nforce4 drivers? If Driver Cleaner what filter should be selected if the computer is also using a Nvidia graphics card? Thanks.
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    PunkBuster Related BF2 Issue

    My wife's cousin just recently had me build him a new computer and he has been waiting it for BF2 for a good while now, well I completed the computer about a week ago and he bought BF2. He installed it and got all the newest patches. This is where the issue comes in. When he joins a server...
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    Where to Buy a Cmoy?

    I'm looking for my first amp and I dont want to spend much and I also want it to be easily taken to places with me. I plan on doing some fairly heavy traveling this summer and want to bring my audio with me, so a easily portable amp would be grand. Where's the easiest place to get a quality...
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    Networking a Linksys USB Adapater and 2Wire Wireless Router

    I recently got a cheap computer for my mom to use. Her and my dad already have a laptop that they use on their home wireless network, but my dad often takes that with him to work during the day and my mom has been wanting to have her own computer during that time. So I got her a computer, but...
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    Wireless TV Tuner/TV to PC Setup

    I have a friend who is looking to setup to where he can play media from his PC to his TV, but also watch TV on his PC and use his PC to recovrd TV. He wants this to be wireless, and he would rather it not be very difficult to setup or use. Any suggestions would be very welcome, I dont know...
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    Hauppauge PVR-150 Issue

    I just bought the PVR-150 tonight. I've got it installed in my system and all the drivers and programs that come with it. But I'm having a major issue: I cant get anything to show up and also no audio. I have DirecTV, and I've tried using the coaxle cable, S-Video, and component to no luck...
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    Pinnacle PCTV Pro - Questions

    So I got a Pinnacle PCTV Pro (plus the remote, software, censor) for $20. For what I want it for, I didnt want to spend much, so I jumped on this. I have the card installed and drivers working. I can get video from my DirecTV box through both S-Video (much better quality) and the coaxle...
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    X-Fi Xtreme Music Issue

    I just bought an X-Fi sound card and I'm trying to get it installed but I'm having a pretty damn major issue. I cant use any of the features because it says the sound card installed is not compatiable. I cant open anything that involves the X-Fi software because I get this issue, and when I try...
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    BFG: The Company That Just Cant Figure It Out

    So here I am, home now. On my door step, a nice UPS Express box, I take a look at the shipping label and it has BFG Technologies on it, and I scream yay, this is my replacement, for a replacement. A little side story: I had bought a BFG 6800 OC AGP video card around 7 months ago. This card...
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    X-Navigator Questions

    I'm looking at buying the steel version of this case. Not only is it cheaper, but its just going to be my main desktop, so I dont need less weight of aluminum. Anyway, I was wondering if anything knows of a review of the steel version? I cant find one after searching google, maybe I'm using...
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    Feeding BS?

    Lately, the front page of [H] has been filled with nothing but constant ATi bashing. Some of it, true some of it false, and all of it filled with bad tries at humor trying to cover someones ass when they find out they were wrong. Recent things such as the "X1K's not supporting full SM3.0"...
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    ATi Market Share Going Up?

    http://www.jonpeddie.com/about/press/MarketWatch_Q205.shtml This has me really confused right now. I was expecting to see Nvidia being the one making the giant gains not ATi. Seems the 6x00 cards really arent selling that well afterall. Maybe this will finally shut the mouth of all those...
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    Sub $200 5.1 Speakers

    Okay, I love my HD580s and all but sometimes I just like to listen to music loudly and could care less about quality. Its the metal head in me coming out, anyway. Does anyone have any recommendations for a sub $200 5.1 speaker setup that included a remote? Quality of sound is not that...
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    Wrong Temperature Read?

    Really weird issue I got in today at my shop. A person brought in their computer, built by some OEM that does custom system, apparently owned by a 16 year kid who's pretty smart on computers and has upgrade the system to a 6800GT AGP card. Its a EVGA and has the standard cooler on it, and it...
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    Sleeping Headphones

    I'm looking at picking up a cheap pair of headphones to listen to while I sleep. These things will be plugged into my Zen Touch. The main things I need is for them to be very comfortable, produce good sound, and then price. I dont want to spend over $50 on these. I mostly listen to bands...
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    Arcadish Flight Sim?

    I know the thread title is a oxymoron, but I have no clue wha to call my question. Anyway, I'm wondering if there is a flight sim type game that is very easy on the noob. I'm not looking for something techincal and basically I just want to be able to get up in the air and fly around without...
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    Air Cooling Ideas

    I'm looking to do something a little different with my LAN rigs air cooling setup. So I started thinking about some things and thought maybe some of you would have clues as to where I can grab any of these items or if you've done something similair. 1.) I have 4 free 5.25" slot in the...
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    BFG 6800 OC Heatsink

    Okay, I've been wondering about how the two fans work on this card. Do both of them pull air through the card and out into the case or do both of them push air into the card and the air goes through the heatsink? So does it suck or blow basically, lol. I emailed BFG about it and I'm not...
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    Cheap 120mm Fans

    So I've got two 120mm slots to fill up and I only have 80mm laying around, luckily I had adapters for that, but I really to fill these up with 120s. I havent looked around much, but what I've seen is around a $10~$12 average for them with shipping. Any other place cheaper than this?
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    Testing An OC

    I generally use 3Dmark05, and some HL2 and Farcry to test my cards OC, but that is a long process that I'd like to avoid early on. So, I'm looking at things to test with and I thought about using Rthdribl to test my OCs, and I was wondering if this thing is really pushing the card that much...
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    6800 - Speed Gain With Unlocking

    So I've made a deal to get a unlocked BFG 6800 OC. But what I'm really interested in now is what kinda gain I'll get between having it locked and unlocked. This is really pure intersted thing, since I'll be running the card unlocked at all times anyway, I'm just curious to see what kinda gains...
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    Sucess WIth Unlocking Vertex and Pipelines on XFX 6800

    I'm looking at buying a XFX 6800 since recently the 9700 Pro in my LAN rig died. I was just wondering how sucessful unlocking is with these cards. This is the AGP version. One I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150068 Thanks for the help
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    ISO Burning Software

    So I went through about 8 discs today trying to burn a Linux ISO. Nero will burn the data, but not as an ISO even when its set to do so, no idea what's wrong with it. Its worked before doing it. I tried Alcohol 120%'s burning wizard. But that just make discs that couldnt be read by any of my...
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