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  1. Millennium

    Is windows 10 **Vanadium** 1909 actually out today? November 12th Patch Tuesday.

    (Build 18363.418) I am downloading and creating a uupdump ISO. I was expecting release today and holding off on a reinstall. Any news or tips? Is the uupdump ISO ok today? (uupdump will build the ISO this can be a little slow on a HDD or if you don't have a good net connection). My ISO is...
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    Mixing sets of DDR4 on X470 / B350

    Hi there I have a set of 2 * 8 GB G.Skill FlareX memory I am running at the moment - it is 3200 MHz CL14 spec. It was really expensive stuff, cost me over £200, that was back in the day when a lot of Ryzen memory was expensive. These days kits are coming on the UK market for around £62...
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    How to clean a Corsair K90 Mechanical Keyboard?

    Hi there I have a Corsair K90 Mechanical keyboard. The thing has been a bit of a 'mare (bad nightmare) with software updates on newer motherboards and USB support but I've updated it and it was working - until a spill. Hopefully, it just needs a good clean. Anyone experienced with cleaning a...
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    Origin and Windows 8 - experiences?

    Hi there I had no problems at all, ever, with Origin on my Windows 7 install for over a year. Recently went to Windows 8, today decided to install Origin, had no end of problems. Found some very similar forum posts after a quick google but none of their solutions worked. I did fix this in...
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    [WTB] [UK]Mechanical Keyboard

    In the market for one of these! Cherry MX Red or Blue 100% size with numpad USB rollover on at least WASD cluster Would be nice: 1000Hz Polling No Backlight Quality Cheap :) Thanks all! Also would love to know your reason to sell:toast:
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    BF3 seems to be CPU limited?

    Hi there, I have a i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz, and a 5870 @ 900/1300 clocks . From the reviews I've seen, BF3 seems to be normally GPU limited with most decent CPUs not presenting any bottleneck. At least according to the benchmarks. However, I am not seeing this. I'm using latest patched BF3 (22nd...
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    Seagate Barracuda Green 2*2tb Raid 0 HD Tach - nice

    Hi All I recently got two of these drives - Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB ST2000DL003 Hard Drive and set them up in Raid 0 with Intel RST (on a P67 mobo - using the P67 PCH) Obviously I put them on the Sata 6gbps ports - I don't have any other devices that can use them to their full potential...
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    BFBC2 Tweaks (applies to other games)

    Hi all I thought my system was pretty well tweaked and setup. That is, until today. I was browsing the BFBC2 official forums and came across this thread. Examples of things I now know that I didn't before (and I'm not a newb at this): -HPET effect on system -how to reduce windows timer...
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    CPUID HWMonitor - which is TCase

    I understand that I want to keep my TCase temperature lower then 72 degrees. But which of these temps is actually TCase? Couldn't find the answer with a quick google so coming here :) Thanks Millennium
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    4 pin PWM fan splitter cable

    Hi there I just today got a PWM fan splitter cable off ebay. I have looked at it closely and it seems to split all 4 cables of the PWM spec and wire them all up in parallel to it's two sockets. When I was researching these cables I was lead to believe that the tach signal wire should only be...
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    [WTB] [UK] PCI-Express sound card (a good value one!)

    [CLOSED] [UK] PCI-Express sound card (a good value one!) Update 10th July: My upgrade has been postponed since my CPU order fell through. So please keep me in mind if you have a sound card to offer but I'm putting this on hold for now. Sorry! Original post: Hi there I am going to...
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    Gigabyte P55M UD4 mATX s1156 mobo

    hi there I have this mobo. I have a tip and a question :) Tip: Reviews I read said this mobo cannot select a multiplier higher then 20x in the bios, unlike other p55 motherboards. This is only partially correct. I found out recently if you enable turbo in the CPU features in the bios you...
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    [HOWTO] Install latest Intel SATA drivers without installing full Rapid Storage Tech

    Hi All Recently noticed (after uninstalling RST bloatware) that I was running old 8.x drivers for my SATA controller. So today I fixed it, and here is how. Note that this will not be in depth instructions as I know TPU users are pretty tech savvy, but if you have any questions just post here...
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    Secunia PSI - Checks for updates to all programs installed

    Hi all I'd consider myself a power user. I've been using windows since 3.11 and building PCs for 15 years. I try and keep my system as clean and clutter free as possible. CCleaner is my best friend. But here's a piece of software I think no user should be without (or at least try). Secunia...
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    VPS / Dedicated host recommendations?

    Hi there A friend of mine needs a new VPS host in the USA after his old host changed to VPS cloud and the response times are not very good now. He has a number of sites he is hosting on a current VPS with the biggest site getting thousands of hits per day so fairly good bandwidth required...
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    Spare dollars - what to buy?

    Hi all Not sure what section to put this in so it's here for now but mods feel free to move it. I am from the UK but currently in USA for a couple more months and it looks like I will have around $250 spare. Maybe $200-290 or something like that. The rates they give you for buy/sell dollars...
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    Full HD not all shown LCD 32" tv

    Hi I have a hanspree Full HD st321mnb TV which I just bought. I plugged it into my PC with a DVI to HDMI adaptor. The PC has a GTS250 512Mb GFX card and was able to supply 1080p full hd fine to my monitor. When I plug in the TV and select Full HD I get a letterbox picture. I can't see the...
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    SMART software

    Hi all Quick question... I have some 2.5" IDE hard drives here to test out (pretty sure they're all crap but still) - can anyone suggest some good software for checking out SMART status? RAW data is pretty useless to me. Thanks
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    [WTB][EU] [UK ONLY] 2.5" IDE Laptop HD

    Hi all My first post in this section. I need an 80GB+ IDE hard drive for a laptop I'm sorting out for my aunt. Presumably older Xbox360 drives will be fine but I'll need the bare drive and I'm not 100% sure they are ok. They will need to be 100% with SMART I will check this so please...
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    Optimize windows 7 wired internet performance?

    Hi all Came across this thread: http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/KillerForums/showthread.php?p=13870#post13870 I have downloaded the zip, uncompressed, and run the batch file. I did change the ping target from google.com to a more local (to my ISP) address first though. My browsing...
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    Installed 8GB but only 4GB usable? P55? Read this

    I recently got a second 4GB corsair DDR3 kit (2*2gb) to go with my first. Shooting for 8gb, I booted up and it detected all the memory in windows but said 4gb was usable only. In performance monitor I had 4105MB of "Hardware reserved" memory that couldn't be used. Strangely the BIOS showed 4...
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    Going to push the big red BUY button

    i3 530 or i7 950? Going with a H50 so which clocks better? Coupled with Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 and 4gb 1600 ram. I'm in the UK so where is cheapest. I do gaming, video and photo stuff. Dual or quad folks, what do you think? More to come! ps I'm hoping to buy on Monday
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    4.2 ghz intel oc s775?

    Hi there I'm planning an upgrade to Intel and DDR2/3, currently I have 2.7Ghz AMD64 s939 and 1GB ddr333 ram. What's the cheapest way to get 4.3ghz with intel? S775? I think there is not much difference between ddr2 and ddr3 is this true? What's the best MB and CPU to achieve this? Need 2 phys...
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    Post SP2 csrss.exe build request

    Hi all, I'm after a newer-then-SP2 build of csrss.exe, for curiosity's sake. Here's why; csrss.exe seems to have a high load in terms of context switches, and so I'd like to get a better build of it, hopefully something made by a more optimised compiler (i386, sure, but that code can...
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    GEIL thermal paste (copper + silver)

    Hi there, When building my new system i saw that overclockers.co.uk had some cheap and good sounding thermal paste available too. After reading up on it i decided to get a cheap tube of it to try out. Ok this stuff is awesome. Just read the comments here if you dont believe me (that's...