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  1. RMA or not? HDD clicking - wiped drive, now working??

    Hi, wondering if I should RMA this Seagate 1TB drive.

    >Built computer for friend 2 months ago - has problems with blue screens when printer is turned on. Flashed mobo bios, issue fixed, but now...
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    Ok, I've been doing some reading on the subject,...

    Ok, I've been doing some reading on the subject, and apparently the 5gHz band has terrible range, and my house is huge and there are several walls between the router and each of the devices. Also, a...
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    Help with deciding on a Wireless Router

    Hi, I'm looking to replace our old Linksys router that was given to us by our ISP. It's not bad, just a bit slow and konks out every once in a while so we have to reset it. I have a fairly large...
  4. Setting up screen resolution on HTPC - how to play HD video?

    I just brought home a 50" plasma and hooked it up to my PC (GeForce 9800GT) via HDMI. When I turned on the TV, the resolution was set automatically to 1366x768. This looks good for operating the...
  5. You're missing the point. You may be moving...

    You're missing the point.

    You may be moving the files that Steam uses to run onto another drive, but Windows makes sense of the installation through the registry... where is the registry again?
    ...
  6. If Windows is on C:, then yes you do. I...

    If Windows is on C:, then yes you do.

    I understand you can host the files on a different drive, but once it makes registry entries, it begins the slow and painful process of win rot.

    Better to...
  7. I think I've got it: Sandboxie allows data to...

    I think I've got it: Sandboxie allows data to pass out of sandboxes via folder junctions, so:

    1) copy Steam/steamapps to [D:]
    2) sandbox Steam install on [C:]
    3) junction the sandboxed steamapps...
  8. I'm not saying the registry has anything to do...

    I'm not saying the registry has anything to do with RAM, just responding to the post above by making it clear that I have plenty of it.

    It's a subtle change, but it seems to be progressive over...
  9. I have 16GB of DDR3 2133, and the idea is to keep...

    I have 16GB of DDR3 2133, and the idea is to keep programs from writing to the registry in the first place - I dont use registry cleaners.

    All I know is that the computers I set up are incredibly...
  10. Virtualize Steam/TF2 installation to keep Windows Clean?

    I am of the belief that Steam #v¢|<'s up your Windows registry and bogs the computer down upon installation, so I want to know if there's a way to virtualize it?

    To clarify, I want to install...
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    Perfect, thanks for the link.

    Perfect, thanks for the link.
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    I'm in Buffalo, NY and I pretty much get my stuff...

    I'm in Buffalo, NY and I pretty much get my stuff from newegg.

    The CX500 is on sale today for $30 after rebate, so I'll probably go with that unless there's an even better option.
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    Using an old PSU for a P67/G530 w/ HD 6570

    Thanks to all who helped me in my General Hardware thread regarding this upgrade to an old machine.

    I haven't actually seen the machine in question, but I know it currently runs Windows 2000, PATA...
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    Yea the Asus seems like a solid choice what with...

    Yea the Asus seems like a solid choice what with the warranty, slight performance advantage, and lower power consumption. The final decision will be my friend's, he's the one shelling out for it.
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    Yes, the Pentium SB have been suggested, I just...

    Yes, the Pentium SB have been suggested, I just don't see the extra 1mb cache and slight clock boosts as being really substantial (2.4 to 2.9 in this case) when they are based on the same...
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    Ok, the 520 is out, I'll pick up a GT 240/430 or...

    Ok, the 520 is out, I'll pick up a GT 240/430 or an HD 6570.

    That EVGA GT 240 uses 512mb GDDR5 @ 128 bit, does that make it the best option @ $45 shipped?

    Other options on the egg are:
    ...
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    for Minecraft?

    for Minecraft?
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    Gotcha, Well, to me it appears the Intel...

    Gotcha,

    Well, to me it appears the Intel option is actually cheaper and will get better graphics performance.. (though the A8 would definitely beat the Sandy Bridge's processing power by a good...
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    Honestly, he just wants to play minecraft (pretty...

    Honestly, he just wants to play minecraft (pretty low resolution, I'm guessing 1280x1024, but definitely not higher than 1440x900)... XD... that's probably the most strenuous activity this machine...
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    Advice for BUDGET upgrade

    My friend wants to gut his old 478 platform and use the shell to rebuild - I still have to assess whether the PSU will hold up under a new platform with a video card, but I need some advice on what's...
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    Thanks for the link, worked like a charm :) I...

    Thanks for the link, worked like a charm :)

    I ran the MSI Kompressor benchmark test with max settings at 1920x1080, and it didn't even hit 50 degrees with the fan running at an inaudible 25%
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    Do you know where I can find a guide to using...

    Do you know where I can find a guide to using RBE? (I ordered the PowerColor HD 6950)
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    Yes, of course - thanks for the correction.. ...

    Yes, of course - thanks for the correction..


    From what I've heard of the Zotac 560Ti, the cooler is actually very nice, but all the overheating problems arise because it comes with such a high...
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    Ok, I've done a little research here, thanks for...

    Ok, I've done a little research here, thanks for the link to the article.

    These are the units I'm looking at:
    HD 6870 ($155):...
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    Best bang for the buck?

    Finishing up an i5-2500K/Z68 build for my 16y/o brother - he intends to use it for HD video editing (his own footage) and photoshop type activity, with a little gaming interest as well.

    Can...
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