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    ssd question

    Never defrag an SSD drive. You shorten their lives doing that. If you want a fast shut down disable the page file. The op didn't include how much RAM he has, so keep the page file if you have under 4 gigs RAM.
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    Games with the best Replay value

    Quake 3 Arena. I can't count how many times I've played it since 1999.
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    TechPowerUp Screenshot Thread (MASSIVE 56K WARNING)

    From Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2010.. I love this game!
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    LCD or plasma?

    If you don't want glare use a lamp like this in the room the plasma TV is in. It's great indirect lighting that doesn't cause glare on the TV screen. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000L8BLT0/?tag=tec06d-20
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    LCD or plasma?

    My 3 year old 50" Panasonic plasma never has.
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    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Thread

    I hit 2 million bounty and the credits roll like I finished the game, but I have races I haven't ran and some that aren't unlocked. Strange..
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    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Thread

    Have you tried pressing "C"? No dash, but WTH.
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    A ? about adding a PhysX card to my system

    I assume an 8800GT would work since it's virtually identical to the 9800GT? I have Physx installed via Steam, so all I'd need is the patch, or the Hydra chip on my MSI motherboard to get an ATI and NVIDIA card to work together?
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    Computer Constantly Rebooting

    I'd start pulling RAM to see if that helps.
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    5850 or 6850?

    It depends what the person wants, 20%+- performance with tessellation with the 6850 or $70.00 to $80.00 savings on price with the 5850. More than a couple of bucks.
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    5850 or 6850?

    Newegg has a nice XFX 5850 for $185 after rebate. I got one last week. Not a reference card but performs very nice. :)
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    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Thread

    Looking at the spoiler I'd like to see, in real life, a cop do a pit maneuver in a Lambo :rockout:
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    Find the oldest gamers .. am I too old for gaming ?

    I'm 60. My first gaming system was a Fairchild Channel F console. My first computer was an Atari 400. I bought it October 30 1981. The first game on the Atari I bought was Star Raiders. About the only game I play anymore is Quake 3 Arena and Quake Live. I'm trying to branch out in my game...
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    Computer fails to post

    Any beeps from the computer? Long beeps, short beeps?
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    8Gigs of ram or SSD? Which is better?

    I just got a 120GB GSkill Phoenix Pro Tuesday from Newegg. I installed Windows 7 in 14 minutes. It takes 23 seconds to cold boot. I have 4GB of GSkill Lockjaw DDR-1600 and don't use a page file. It takes 3 seconds to shut down. Compared to a mechanical drive, there is no comparison. I love it...