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  1. SaiZo

    Can't disable "GPU Scaling", Radeon HD 6870, Benq XL2410t

    Ok, so my setup is the following: Radeon HD6870 - HDMI cable - Benq XL2410t. I for some odd reason can not disable the "GPU scaling" option in the Catalyst control center. And yes, I have googled, but this is what happens when ever I try to disable it: (Scenario) 1. Open CCC 2. Go to...
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    Strange sound issue (static sound) - Philips SHB4000/00

    Ok, so I was trying to connect my headphones, the Philips SHB4000/00 to my fiance's laptop, an IBM Lenovo T420s. These are Bluetooth headphones, and work with both smartphones, laptops and even Playstation 3.. However, as fast as I want to use the microphone I get this "static" sound in them...
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    Are there any "Search & Destroy" program(s) for outlook and PC in general?

    First, I want to know if there are any free programs that can search and destroy unwanted programs, that could have been installed by recieving mail from "unknown" in outlook. Program should be able to run from an USB stick, and know what to look for. The person who is going to use it does not...
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    I was thinking of getting the Arctic Accelero Hybrid for my HD6870, is this a good cooler?

    As the title says. I want to know before I just randomly buy and endup with something that doesn't do as promised. It's said it can keep my HD6870 cool and quiet, but is it worth getting? Stock fan I have now can get really loud when the system is at it's top (GPU working hard?). So I saw this...
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    Which program is best to use to permanently remove information on a harddrive?

    I have several extra drives that some I'm going to sell, and some just discard of. So, I do know that even if I "erase" or format a drive, there is still information that can be found. Doing some research, I found some programs that can do this for me: DBAN, Eraser, Freeraser, Disk Scrubber...
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    Fan issue with my graphics card

    Ok, so I have this strange issue, where the fan for my GPU (HD 6870) revs up or down depending on what I'm doing. Example: Browsing the internet - goes up, minimize explorer window it goes back to normal. Or if I browse my harddrive, it does it again. I have uninstalled all the drivers that...
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    Need to build a 2 molex to 6 pin PCI-E cable

    Ok, so as the title say - that is what I want to do. However, I have come across a dilemma.. I have a 6 pin PCI-E cable, some molex plugs and Google. But.. Google doesn't help me, since the PCI-E cable has 3 ground wires and 3 12V wires, so how do I solder them to the two molex connectors...
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    What thermal paste can I use on my HD 6870?

    I recently bought a second hand card from my friends son, a Radeon HD 6870. It was from the start mounted in an Alienware system. However, I was thinking of replacing whatever thermal paste they might have had from start on it, everything is secured with screws, some with springs. Trying to...
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    Question about power supplies and graphics cards.

    Ok, so I'm curious.. I have a GTS 250, and according to nVidia atleast a 450W power supply unit needs to be connected. What happens if it's only 400 or in this case - 300? I know I can get my hands on some 450/500W power supply units for a good price, but do I need it? Can I damage the...
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    Thinking of getting a new (second hand) graphics card

    Ok, so I'm currently running a GTS 250, but saw someone who is selling a HD 6570. Now, I know that my card does not support DX11, but the HD 6750 does. But is that card better (if we ignore the DX11 support), or should I continue looking? I have the cash for the card, as I am writing this...
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    I found a very small harddrive, what can I do with it?

    Ok, so first of all, it was inside a mobilephone (Nokia) that I found. The phone itself was working, but it was locked and could not take my simcard. So I wanted to see what was inside it, and at the very end of the case, was a rectangular shaped little box, with a black thing stuck to it...
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    Flight Simulator X or X-Plane 10?

    I just want to know, from others, if there is anyone here who has any experience with either Flight Simulator X or X-plane 10 (or both) - which one is the better? My simulator setup (for warplanes) is: CH- Fighterstick CH- Throttle pro CH- Pro Pedals For ordinary planes: CH- Eclipse...
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    I need to get 12volt down to 5volt, is there any easy way?

    Ok, first of all.. What I'm currently building isn't really computer related. It is however electronics related. I'm searching right now if I have a 5v AC/DC adapter, but if I do not find it, how can I get the 12v down to 5volts? Why am I doing this? Mainly because I want a small "box" to...
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    I have an idéa for my case, but need some opinions

    Ok, so what I have done so far: -Added AS5 to the graphics card. -Cut a hole at the side panel (Dremel), and installed a 120 fan with a filter. This is what I want to do: Add two extra fans (already have them, two 80mm fans), under the graphics card. Questions: Should they push air into...
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    Software for a "hybrid capture device", what can I use??

    Ok, so I salvaged an ASUSTeK Europa II Hybrid Capture Device, it works perfectly under windows 7 - which even found the correct drivers. The inputs are composite video and right/left audio, S-Video connection, radio in and TV in. For starters, I have used google to find stuff to it. But...
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    Question about PSUs (ATX motherboard header)

    Ok, so I have a small system from an HP 3000. The original PSU is functional, but can't deliver enough power for the new graphics card in the system (GT320 1GB, from an HP/Compaq system). The problem is that the motherboard header is smaller, still it has 24 connectors, same colors and so on...
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    Is there any software (freeware), that can "lock" a specific folder?

    Ok, so what I want to do is lock a folder, and have some sort of a 'key' on perhaps an USB thumbdrive. I wanted to google it, but I just don't know what to search for. The software should be able to lock the a specific folder, even if that folder is inside another folder. But if there is some...
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    What type of thermal compund for my graphics card?

    Ok, so I have a 250 GTS (nVidia) graphics card, and what I plan to do is remove the heatsink etc. and clean it. I do know that I would need new thermal compound over the GPU. What I don't know is what type. Also, is there anything else I need to know before removing things? Thanks
  19. SaiZo

    Where to place my fan?

    Ok, so the case I'm using is the ANTEC Sonata III 500, there is a fan in the front, that I managed to get there. So it sucks in cool air from the outside, and the watercooler AIO has a push/pull configuration. So.. What I want to do is use my dremel to cut a hole, and place a 90mm fan...
  20. SaiZo

    Question about fans and powering off system (electronics question)

    Ok, first, the system I'll be talking about is my own (look at my system specifications). What I was wondering, is there any way to "add" something between the cpu fan, or in this case my AIO watercooling system, so that after the computer is powered down the one fan and the cooling system...
  21. SaiZo

    Strange issue with Windows8 and Internet Explorer (size issue), need advice

    Ok, first I think you need to know the machine: Acer Revo L70 -Operating System Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 -64 -Chipset AMD Hudson D1 -CPU AMD E450 1M 18W 1.65GHz -Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 max 8GB (2 slots) -Hard Disk Drive 500 GB HDD 5.4ks -Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics The...
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    Is it possible to run Windows 7 from an USB stick?

    I know how to install Windows 7 from an USB stick, but a friend of mine was thinking of getting a media center (small PC?), and having a 2Tb drive acting as a "secondary", whilst having Windows 7 installed and running from a USB stick. Yes, I have googled, but first best answer I got was a...
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    Thinking of getting a new (second hand) 6870, is it equal to the one I have?

    Hi! Well, since I have the flu, I was just browsing the net, and found a guy who is selling his "Radeon 6870 DirectCU" card. I currently own an nVidia GTS 250 card, nothing directly wrong with it, has never failed or so.. But I need a card almost equal to this, that also supports DX11...
  24. SaiZo

    Question about switches and 12v leads.

    My electronics is a bit rusty, but what I'm trying to do is to connect an SPDT switch (a three-way switch infact..) to act as an on/off for my fans. The fans are not powered by the system anymore, but an external source, since I only have 1 PWM header and to that one another fan is already...
  25. SaiZo

    Windows 7 UEFI install, need some advice / help (I'm stuck).

    Ok, first of all, excuse me if for any reason there is a guide somewhere on TPU, if so please re-direct me to it and lock this thread.. I have been trying to install W7 using EFI on a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s - (4173). The laptop is equipped with an SSD disk of 160Gb, 4gigs of ram and a nice i5...