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  1. dieselcat18

    Decided to go with Windows 10

    I am ready to build a new PC from the ground up and was planning on using a brand new retail copy of W7 Pro. I've read that there might be some compatibility issues installing W7 on a new Z170x MB, whether that's true or not I really can't be sure. So, I decided to go with a new retail copy of...
  2. dieselcat18

    Need suggestions for upgrading an existing PC

    Hello all, As stated above, I'm planning on upgrading a major portion my existing PC system and need some advice on which direction I should take. Current specs listed below for my 775 LGA socket system on the left : Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550@3.5GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.4Ghz Motherboard...
  3. dieselcat18

    Planning on building a HTPC from used parts

    I have been thinking about putting together a HTPC using some spare parts from previous builds. I have several cpu's from different platforms that I can use, all are older and dead sockets along with other older parts that work 100%. My question ...is it worth it to try and use this older...
  4. dieselcat18

    Nice deal On a 120GB SSD

    Looks to be a nice buy at Tiger Direct/CompUSA on a OCZ 120GB SSD for $59.99 after a $20 mir with free S&H today. Deal ends 9/14...
  5. dieselcat18

    [US] VisionTek 900556 Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3499047&sku=V261-7972%204%20GAMES&SRCCODE=CUEM1187EM&cm_mmc=email-_-Main-_-CUEM1187-_-compusaemail1187&utm_source=EML&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=CUEM1187&cm_lm=peteski53@comcast.net Not a bad deal for someone with a...
  6. dieselcat18

    Windows boots to the desktop then freezes

    I'm having a problem with my wife's PC, it will boot up to the desk top but does not seem to load 100% and comes to a stop. The mouse moves fine but is not able to click on and open anything. The hour glass just keeps rotating like it's waiting for windows to finish loading up. Her PC has...
  7. dieselcat18

    Starting a New Build w/ Case & PSU ?

    Nice combo deal on the EGG to day ....... Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, L...
  8. dieselcat18

    How to re-install Win XP to upgraded MB from a pre-built PC

    I have a friend's PC who's MB died (ASUA P5LP-LE 775 Socket)....and am helping him install a brand new one (Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H AM3)...Also changing to a AMD Phenom II X2 555BE. The pre-built PC (HP Pavilion Media Center a1606n) which has Windows XP Media edition pre-installed on it came...
  9. dieselcat18

    System won't boot to Windows

    I have a small problem with my (wife's) PC not booting into windows. It's an older system that uses a 939 Gigabyte board. I had an Athlon 64 3000+ in it which has been going strong for about 5 years now. Last night I reinstalled an Athlon 64 x2 4400+ (939) that I recently purchased into it...
  10. dieselcat18

    [WTB] Looking for a 64X 4800+ or 4400+ 939 socket CPU

    I'm looking to up grade my wife's 939 board with either (preferably) an Athlon 64X2 4800+ 2.4GHz (Toledo) 939 socket CPU or an Athlon 64X2 4400+ 2.2GHz (Toledo) 939 socket CPU. Anyone that might have one of these and is looking to sell it, I would be very interested in purchasing. I live in...
  11. dieselcat18

    mixing different brands of Thermalpaste

    I'm up grading my C2D E8500 with a Q9550 and wasn't sure if mixing different brands of thermalpaste on my CPU and Cpu heatsink would cause problems. I have just a touch left of AS-5 and a little bit of some Zalman paste (used it before, seems to work well) that came with the cooler. But I do...
  12. dieselcat18

    HIS 4850 nice W/E deal

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161244 84.99.. After rebate with free S&H ..very nice deal for 4850 with a duel slot reference cooler. At this price, one can CF for under 180 bucks.... *+
  13. dieselcat18

    LG 24" LCD Monitor @ a great price

    LG W2453V-PF 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 50000:1 w/ Smart Package $349.99Your Price: $269.99With Promo CodeEMCLVML53...
  14. dieselcat18

    Riva Tuner and uninstalling VGA drivers

    In erocker's thread "How to install video drivers (quick guide)".....he recommends (Uninstall any video card overclocking programs that are tied to your drivers. (Rivatuner, ATi Tool, etc.) I have Riva Tuner installed in my PC, but am not currently running the program. Should I still follow...
  15. dieselcat18

    4890 clock speed question in CCC

    I just finished installing my new HIS 4890 and after having some problems with re-installing new drivers along with CCC I seem to have everything working now. (v9.5 did not work well and reverted back to v9.4) The issue I have with CCC at the moment, is that in ATi Overdrive the GPU clock in...
  16. dieselcat18

    Which 4890 ?

    I've been wanting to CF a 4890 to my current 4870 and have been checking prices for a while to see if any better deals come about. Came across these two, which look pretty decent and would like to get a few opinions on which card would be the better choice...
  17. dieselcat18

    Open Box Sapphire 4870 1GB @ 129.01

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801R *+
  18. dieselcat18

    Xfx Hd4870 1gb

    Found this at COMPUSA (same as TigerDirect) for 199.00 - 25.00 rebate = 174.99 (plus tax if it applies) ...sounds like a nice deal if your willing to deal with a rebate. http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4405996&csid=ITD&body=REVIEWS#tabs *+
  19. dieselcat18

    ASUS 4870 512mb & 1GB

    Nice deals on these... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121288 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121291 *+
  20. dieselcat18

    4870's dropping in price

    This ....amoung other good deals.....under 200.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131140 *+
  21. dieselcat18

    Which card should I Crossfire ?

    There seem to be some good deals on 4870 cards this weekend and I have been thinking about cross firing my system, so now seems to be a good time to do it. My monitor is running at a native resolution of 1680x1050 and my current card is this...
  22. dieselcat18

    Stalin vs. Martians

    This looks totally insane, has anyone heard about this RTS game to be released sometime next month...... Check it out.... http://stalinvsmartians.com/en/index.html *+
  23. dieselcat18

    Nice deals on HD 4870 512MB cards

    Anyone looking for a nice factory OC'ed and a stock ASUS HD4870 512mb priced really cheap after MIR ?.. Newegg has these cards on sale for a limited time.......not sure how much longer it will last...
  24. dieselcat18

    Nice deal on a HD 4870 512MB

    Anyone looking for a nice factory OC'ed HD4870 512mb priced really cheap after MIR ? Newegg has this card on sale for a limited time.......not sure how much longer it will last. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121288 *+
  25. dieselcat18

    Do these FutureMark scores seem right ?

    http://service.futuremark.com/results/showFavoriteResults.action I was wondering if the benchmark scores for 3DMark06 and 3DMark Vantage seemed about right for my system....it runs well for all applications and games, but I get the sense that these benchmarks should be a little higher...