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  1. DrPepper

    Software errors due to hardware issue.

    Good day all:toast: First off, been a while since I've posted here. Been working constantly the past year and it is a shame I haven't been as active as usual. I'm here today with an issue that I've tried loads of stuff and I'm stumped as how to fix it. The issue being that when I came...
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    Wireless driver won't install

    I've reformatted a Dell Inspiron 1525 as it had virus' and the owner wished for a fresh installation. Reformatted easily enough however after installing official Dell drivers the Wi-fi doesn't work at all. Tried all the usual uninstalling and reinstalling, allowing windows to find the...
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    Monitor turns on, then off.

    Hello everyone I've got a samsung p2450 and when I turn it on, it immediately turns back off. I've replaced what looked like a burnt out resistor but it still turns off very quickly. Doesn't look like there are any damaged caps at all.
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    Connecting a subwoofer to AV Receiver

    Hey everyone just a quick post before I fall asleep. I've tried simply connecting it to the subwoofer output on my AV Receiver and I am not getting any sound except for the left and right speakers. Is there something I'm missing ? Subwoofer: AV Receiver:
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    Graphics Card Upgrade

    Alright I've been saving up for ages for a gpu and I have around £200ish I'd like to get an GTX series card but I'd be open to other options. I haven't been keeping up to date with GPU performance. Would I be better getting: 2 x GTX460's 1 x GTX470 The only games that I play that I...
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    Making a website for an assignment need cool idea's

    Hey guys I'm doing a website for a college assignment and I wanted to try make it stand out from the rest. I'm not amazing with xhtml and css but I know how to do most stuff. So far I've done okay but I was wanting to insert a slideshow like program into it but I'm not sure how. I have loads of...
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    CoD: Black Ops get Dedicated servers

    Short Version It seems Black Ops is getting dedicated servers but only if it is through GameServers.com to prevent cheating and hacks. Really Long Version http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/cod-modern-warfare-black-ops,news-34235.html
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    Seems I have a virus

    Hey guys I just went on the tpu website and this stupid notice came up from AVG. I'm going to be honest I've no idea what it means if I've got a virus, getting a virus, if it's even a virus and if it is how do I get rid of it.
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    Windows Live Messenger Wave 4

    Hi this is the thread for Windows Live Messenger Wave 4. It's in beta but i'd like everyone's thoughts on it please. Here is the link to download the beta. Some of the new features are: Tabbed Browsing Connectivity with sites such as youtube and facebook Strangely it causes my FPS counter to...
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    iPod 2nd Gen Bricked by new iOS4

    Hey guys I updated or tried to update my ipod touch to the new iOS4 and it failed half way through the install so I plugged it back in and tried to restore it using itunes but I get an error 21. Anyone have any idea's how to fix this ?
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    [WTB] Would like to buy a 4890/4870

    Hi I'd like to buy a 4890 or 4870 for under £100 or more but I'd have to make 2 payments.
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    Left 4 Dead 1 + 2 Coming to the mac

    Found this and I'd like to share. http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=3570
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    Tversity transcoding to xbox 360 problem

    Hi everyone Today I figured out how to transcode .mkv file's from my PC to my xbox360 over my network. Only problem is that there is no audio in .mkv clips but there is with regular .avi's. My codec settings are: Windows Media Encoder = Use DirectShow ticked and tried all the different...
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    Modern Warfare 2 online lag

    I have a massive problem playing modern warfare 2 online if my brother is playing it on the xbox360. It's usually fine if I'm playing by my own but if he starts playing it lags for both of us. I assume there's a conflict of IP's or something.
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    Razer Mamba scroll wheel problem

    Hey everyone I've been having problems with my mamba recently. The issue is that when I try scroll down or up it scrolls down 2-3 lines then up one or two. This makes it impossible to browse or play games. Do you think its grounds for return ?
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    Black border around some games

    Hello everyone I'm posting about an issue I get with ATI drivers about a black border that forms around the screen in some games. Most noticably Modern Warfare 2. If you look at the attached picture you can see the white is the screen border then there is a black gap and then you can see the...
  17. DrPepper

    Possible watercooling setup for i7

    I'm was seriously considering water cooling. I'm not looking for spectacular but at least better than my air cooler (Titan Fenrir) I was thinking about the: Swiftech Laing D5 Vario MCP655 XSPC RS360 EK Supreme i7 Clear Top I don't know about fittings or if these parts are any good etc and...
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    A few memory benchmarks

    Today I was bored and decided to do a comparison between DDR3 800mhz and 1833mhz. This isn't really a full, thorough benchmark but it would be a waste not to post the results I got. Core i7 - 2.66ghz Ram - 800mhz 6-6-6-18 Everest Memory Read - 11549 CPU Queen - 22219 FPU Julia - 11206 Company...
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    Napoleon Total War

    Just got an email from SEGA with this http://www.sega.co.uk/games/napoleon-total-war/ Hopefully this brings the multiplayer campaign to the table and also adds a bunch of fixes as well as new units.
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    DrPepper's new build

    Okay fellow techies I've made my first purchase towards my new rig and it was a Silverstone Raven RV01. The components will be: CPU - Phenom II X4 955 or 965 Mobo - MSI 790FX-GD70 RAM - OCZ Gold 4GB 1600MHZ GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4890 PSU - Corsair TX 850W HDD - Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB I...
  21. DrPepper

    Toying with a new build

    Okay guys today I sold my rig and been selling pc parts off because I am going to the navy on sunday. I was always considering getting an i7 laptop but recently been having doubts as to the sanity of such a decision. I began toying with the idea of a dual i7 rig with dx11 gpu's you know for...
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    Best ISP for me

    Okay well I'm moving out the house soon and my mum is wanting to get rid of the cable tv and get a cheaper internet package. We are currently on the Virgin XL deal which is 20mb. What would be a good provider that is cheaper than Virgin. Not exactly sure how much virgin XL is and neither is...
  23. DrPepper

    Steam Hardware Survey

    Hello I just saw the steam hardware survey and the results are quite interesting. Just posting this for those who care. Also posting in general hardware because I think it would be the most relevant http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
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    Screenshot programs

    Ok I usually use fraps to take screenshots but lately its been crap. It doesn't detect when I'm playing a game thus can't take pictures. Anyway to the matter at hand does anyone know any software that will take pictures and store them without a window popping up etc. Cheers :toast:
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    [FS] DrPepper's FS Thread

    Hello this morning my little brother asked me to sell his pc. Okay his PC's specs are Athlon X2 Windsor @ 3ghz £20 3GB DDR2 RAM £10 K9N NEO V3 £25 8800GT 512mb £50 7300GS 256mb Shipping Okay buyers would need to pay for shipping. Now for the pictures and all prices are negotiable...