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  1. Semi-Lobster

    Lights are on but is the motherboard posting?

    I'm helping a friend build a crappy computer, just some spare parts, an Athlon X2 7850 and Radeon HD 2400 PRO. The things lights up, the fans spins but I'm not sure its posting and it won't detect the monitor, I've tried everything, messing around with the RAM, unplugging etc. nothing seems to...
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    Radeon HD 6670 and Deus Ex?

    My Roommate has a... pretty medicore setup, an athlon 64 X2 7850, 2GB DDR2-800 and a Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 but he REALLY wants to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution, can he run it? The Minimum requirements are for a 4850 which, in raw power is better than the 6670 but he is using a 1920x1080 23"...
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    Samsung installs keylogger on its laptop computers

    http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/sec/2011/032811sec2.html First Sony, now Samsung! This is outrageous!
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    [WTB] [CA/USA]Replacement 5850 fan

    I know its a long shot but I'm looking for a replacement fan for my stock Sapphire Radeon HD 5850. If anybody has got one, please tell me and I'll buy it off you.
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    What the heck is going on with my video card?

    I got my Sapphire 5850 a month after launch and I've been very happy with it. For the past few weeks though the fan started get louder and louder. It was making a wobbly sounding whine. I would shake my case and it would quiet down for a bit but soon start up again. It gets REALLY loud...
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    Questions about RMAing

    Recently the monitor on my brother's computer has but cutting out, and when it does work there are these weird flickering lines at the top of the monitor. At first I thought it was his monitor but after switching monitors around I now see the problem is with his Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 512MB...
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    Strange problems with my Auzentech X-Fi Forte

    Recently my speakers and headphones are producing this weird, loud buzzing, tapping and cracking noises. I've switched my speakers and headphones with different ones but it seems that the sound card is my sound card seems to be the main problem. I have the latest drivers as well for it. Is there...
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    A Good program to convert files with

    My mom wants to convert a bunch of her Karaoke DVDs to MP3 format. Normally this isn't a problem (I'm using 'Any Video Converter') since the the segments are dividing into a bunch of .vob format files but this DVD has the music on the 2nd audiotrack instead of the 1st audiotrack so when I...
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    [WTB] Sell me your cheapo Video Card!

    I'm helping upgrade my friend's clunker of a computer to play Starcraft II. He upgraded from an E2200 so far to an E6500 and all that's really left to do is replace the dinky Radeon HD 4550 with something that won't give him 30fps on the lowest resolution. He doesn't have a whole lot of money...
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    Do I need to RMA my video card?

    I've had a Powercolor 5770 ( http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_features.asp?id=207 ) for a few months now but now. My computer starts up fine but after a minute after completely starting up, I get a blank blue screen. The monitor is still receiving a signal but all I get a is a blue...
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    Did I mess up my hard drive?

    I posted this in the software thread but I'm thinking maybe partitions and the like are closer to this subforum. My problem is this: With the Windows 7 RC finally ending soon I decided to use my University's MSDN stuff and get Windows 7, I installed it fine on my secondary computer and called...
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    Problems with Windows 7 installation

    With the Windows 7 RC finally ending soon I decided to use my University's MSDN stuff and get Windows 7, I installed it fine on my secondary computer and called it a night. The next day I went to a party and well had a lot of drinks and stumbled home. For some reason I thought 'now would be a...
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    Need some help understanding Ubuntu/Weird DVD+R Problem

    Due to a series of strange events I have installed Ubuntu onto my computer temporarily and now intend to install Windows 7 X64 over it (using a DVD+R DL file with my University's student MSDN), the ISO works on my other computer (also using Windows 7) but when I try to install it on my computer...
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    HDD Problems

    Recently I tried to install a new HDD into my computer...... but it seems that I may have messed it up because I'm pretty sure I accidentally uninstalled the hard drive's MDR memory when I was trying to set up a RAID 0, so now it not even detecting the two SATA HDD's properly anymore. I tried...
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    Tough choice: Upgrade or warranty?

    I bought an Asus Eee PC 1201N CULV, it performs well with the Atom 330 and Nvidia ION (for something that only cost $500 and very light and pretty power efficient, about 5 hours). The other reason I bought it was that, unlike netbooks, the Asus Eee PC 1201N has non-soddered SO-DIMMs and I was...
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    New CPU HSF problems

    Recently my HSF died so I replaced it with a Scythe Katana III (which IMO so far, isn't a terribly good HSF but its better than stock) the problem is that it seems my motherboard isn't detecting it because, its working (about 34 celcius on idle according to speedfan) but everytime I turn the...
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    AMD's HD 5450 listed

    http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/17469/1/ Wow, 1GB of GDDR5 on a 64-bit bus. Thats kinda.... excessive. At least we'll know it will beat the pants off the 4350.
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    Weird fan problems and trying to understand CPUID

    Recently I've been having a strange problem where the fan on my Scythe Shuriken keeps starting and stopping, starting and stopping and its getting really annoying! (for obvious reasons). The HSF is connected to the 4pin CPU fan connector on my motherboard through an Arctic Cooling 4pin CPU fan...
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    Radeon 5830 to come on February 5th

    According to Fudo: http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/17273/1/
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    [WTB] [CA] Small widescreen monitor

    I'm looking to buy a small monitor and was wondering if any of you guys have one? I'm in Canada so the closer you are to Ontario(or better yet, if you are Canadian) the better. So go ahead and make some offers! if you have any other 'small' monitors (18.5" 19" 20" 21" whatever) I'm, willing to...
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    RUMOR: NVIDIA to drop XFX/Visiontek...

    I'm curious how dropping XFX will effect their North American and Asian operations to? (if this rumor is correct)
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    Should I RMA my video card?

    Recently I bought my brother a Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 512MB GDDR5 http://www.powercolor.com/eng/products_features.asp?ProductID=6774# for Christmas but now he's telling me that he's getting this big blank white screen whenever he tries to do anything mildly intensive, like viewing a...
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    [WTB] [CA] Need an Athlon II CPU

    I'm looking to upgrade my CPU since my current CPU will bottleneck my Radeon HD 5770 I have on order, so if any of you have an Athlon II CPU (I would prefer an X4 but an X3 will be fine and maybe an X2 if its the 250 and the price is right). I don't need a heatsink either, just the CPU.
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    [FS] [CA] Sapphire Radeon HD 4770 for sale

    This is my first time using the Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum so if I'm not doing something right, please tell me! :respect: I have a 6-7 month old Sapphire Radeon HD 4770 (pic coming soon) that I'd like to sell. I've mildly overclocked it it but it should not effect lifespan at all (just...
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    Shopping around for a netbook

    My old clunker died on me and now I think I'd much prefer something light for a change rather than lugging a 17" laptop around campus so I think I'm heading in the netbook direction. The problem is that so many of them use the N270+GMA 945GS/GMA 950 chipset combo that can't even watch an .mkv...