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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Wow, they've really gone up in price. I got my boxed complete one for just £50 about 8 years ago.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Yes, AGP 8X.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    That card was the lowest of low budget cards for the era of this computer. Dell bought a crapton of them back in the 90s, and were still selling their stock well into the early 2000s. I've seen relatively decent Pentium 4s with those cards in them.
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    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    Would that work? Windows 7 likes to create a hidden partition for essential boot-related files, I don't think I could do that and have it work.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    That's a Tandy 1000 HX. Not a 286, though. Just a plain old 8088.
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    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    Yes. In the past, it's just installed fine and I've been able to dual-boot both XP and 7. But for some reason, this time it just won't let me create a second partition in the Win7 installer.
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    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    So this computer I bult recently was intended to dual-boot with XP and 7. I created an 80GB partition in the XP setup on my RAID0 array, but when I came to try to install 7 it refused to create a partition. I've not had this problem before. Can anyone shed any light?
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    Want to build an XP install that is low on resources

    I have a thin client-type machine that literally can only support XP (I don't want Linux because it won't do what I want it to do). When the machine was new, XP was fine to run on it, but since then it developed some serious bloat and runs like a dog. Can someone advise me on an ideal low-spec...
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    Audigy RX corrupted audio

    I'm using a splitter cable so I can connect both computers to my speakers, and I've discovered that if I unplug the splitter from my main PC the audio distortion seems to go away. So my money is on either a defective cable, or that the design of the cable causes issues with my setup.
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    Most recent version of Word Viewer needed

    Can someone provide me with this? All can find is 2003. Thanks.
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    Audigy RX corrupted audio

    I've just built a PC with some old parts, and I'm having trouble with the soundcard. On Windows XP, it worked fine. However when I wiped it and installed Windows 7, I get really poor audio. I've tried both official drivers and Daniel_K's. It's always this horrible corrupted mess.
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    Can I safely power an 8800 Ultra from a single (twin plug) PCI-E cable?

    The first two rails are 22A, the second two are 25A. I'm less concerned about the amplitude, and more concerned that one cable might not be enough.
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    Can I safely power an 8800 Ultra from a single (twin plug) PCI-E cable?

    I'm putting together a PC from parts I have in storage and some I sourced used from eBay. Unfortunately, the PSU did not come with the extra cables (I didn't know it was semi-modular). It has four 12v rails. Is the single twin plug PCI-E power cable capable of transmitting power from all four...
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    WD Velociraptor firmware

    But if I flash the drives after I've built an array, I need to break the array to flash them. Which means I have to start from scratch.
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    Phenom II cooler recommendation

    I read a review where it was tested with a Core2 Quad EE, with a 130W TDP, and it performed adequately.
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