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  1. Horrux

    PS/2 peripherals still useful, but little to no info...

    OK so before everyone starts telling me to use USB Keyboard and mouse, here goes: When a corporation loans a computer to a consultant, their strict security measures come with said computer. My wife is in such a situation, with the corporate laptop not accepting any "usb hubs" because they...
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    Which soundcard to decode DTS or Dolby Digital?

    I want to play movies and games on my PS3 (and soon PS4), and decode the highest possible audio format for output to analog speakers. I also need a high sound quality (currently satisfied with an Auzentech Prelude) for both gaming and movies/music. Which sound card is my best bet? Thanks
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    PS3 DTS or DD over optical to Auzentech Prelude

    I'm trying to use my PC's multi-speaker system to get the best possible sound quality out of the Blu-Rays I play on my PS3. My PC sound card is the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude. In order to achieve this, I have connected the 2 machines over optical, and I am able to get AAC sound to play back on...
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    System underperforms, test results

    So my secondary gaming system, mainly used by my wife for her gaming purposes, showed some signs of not being 100%. Firstly I thought BF3 behaved strangely, but it is very playable. Then War of the Roses, her new favorite, really disappoints. The system is made of: Motherboard: MSI...
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    Who has used the Stereo 3D included in DX 11.1?

    How good is it? Am I wrong in assuming that it is now available for Win8 users?
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    Phenom II X4 965 on AM3+ mobo: upgrade?

    This is my wife's gaming PC. I purchased the AM3+ mobo back when Bulldozer was only hype, with the hope that it would have decent performance. Also, the mobo use to be paired with an X6 1100t which has somehow become damaged, even though it still works, but seriously underperforms in benches and...
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    Game trading?

    Is it allowed on this site? I have come across keys for Medal of Honor Warfighter and Hitman Absolution and would be ready to trade them. This is my wishlist: The Walking Dead Spec Ops: The Line Torchlight II Avernum: Escape From the Pit Dishonored Assassin’s Creed® III MDK 2 HD...
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    Penultimate gaming setup

    Super Extreme Gaming Setup So, it looks like money won't be a problem anymore. :cool: With that in mind, I plan on building myself the ultimate gaming rig. Actually, 3 of them, for some good together gaming, and putting them into the home cinema room in the basement of the new house. I think...
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    Noctua NH-D14 users...

    Please post your CPU and temps? I'll post mine after I run a few things...
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    The turd of the year thread!

    Well, after the GOTY thread, we need a POS thread, right? Well, *I* think so... ;) This thread isn't so much about how absolutely bad a game is, but rather how much you were disappointed by it. I'll start: 1. Brink 2. Homefront That's about it for me...
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    BF3: CPU 60%, GPUs 50% = WTF?

    Basically I'm wondering if things are going normally because I get the feeling they aren't. My CPU utilization in-game fluctuates closely around the 60% mark. My GPUs fluctuate around the 50% to 60% mark. My settings are HIGH with FSAA maxed. I noticed that reducing the FSAA only...
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    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

    120 fps all the way, right? Well no, after a bit it dips: 70, 50, 30, 20, 10. When I exit the game, Windows informs me that there was an error and "search for solution and close" or just close. I tried with SLI disabled, same shit. Can someone help me please? Thanks
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    PC crashes, any ideas?

    I have the hardware in my profile. I often get sound-looping crashes. Sometimes I can go a few days without any crashes, and sometimes it's a few times a day, I guess it depends what I run. So I took out my Auzentech sound card, believing it might be the culprit, but onboard sound does the same...
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    Upgrading mobo from AM3 to AM3+ (Sata3, USB3)

    OK so I am using an ASUS M4A79 Deluxe, which is AM3 but DDR2, SATA2 and USB2. I just got a SATA3 SSD and am running a 6-core Phenom II 1100t, so I figure my CPU is pretty bandwidth-starved what with DDR2 1066. Time for DDR3 and SATA3. And of course AM3+, in case Bulldozer proves worthy of...
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    My Antec 1200 is BLEH...

    Air-flow wise, it is fine. Size-wise, it is fine. But the drive housing implementation drives me totally nuts. 24 thumb screws to remove and clean the air filters? And of course same thing when adding/removing a drive. I really don't like having to unplug everything from my PC, lug it out...
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    New partition. Old "documents" locked?

    How do I unlock them? I just made a new bootable on my SSD, and of course all my games and docs are on other drives. "My documents" is now locked to write and erase...
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    One HDD disappears after PC sleeps

    So I just installed my 120 gb OCZ Agility 3, and to get the best of it I needed to activate AHCI. And now my 1.5TB WD Caviar Black disappears after my PC wakes up after hibernation... Any ideas?
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    Sli GTX 570s, AWFUL performance in BFBC2

    It's to the point where disabling SLi makes things smoother. My GPU utilization with SLI is around 50% and I don't think I've ever seen it get to 70% in BFBC2. I think the rest of my rig should be enough to push them a bit more than that? Often the GPU utilization sinks in the 25% range and FPS...
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    Upgraded Phenom II X4 965 to X6 1100t but...

    I'm reading 0°C in hwmonitor. Here is a screenie: Anyone have any ideas what I should do? HWMon showed what looked like correct temps before updating my bios and plugging in the X6... Thanks
  20. Horrux

    BFBC2 suddenly won't start

    I've been playing it almost daily for months. Recently it was taking a long time to get started, and even lately only started after I clicked "cancel" on the Steam window that says "preparing to launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2"... Now, if something happens, it's a white, full-screen...
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    120hz monitor, Vsync or not?

    I am running SLI GTX 570s and in some types of games, like shooters for example, I make sure to get plenty of FPS. For example, in BFBC2, my fps stay mostly between 90 and about 140-150. Question is, what's the disadvantage of turning on vsync? I know I won't get the yucky tearing I do when...
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    How much VRAM will we need next year or two?

    1GB VRAM cards have been around for nearly 3 years. Or maybe more? I just bought two GTX 570s for SLI, which is performing very nicely, but the cards are just 1280mb, and I fear that future games will require more VRAM than this in order to run maxed. I hear F1 2010 runs 1.5Gb at ultra, and...
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    Phenom II 965 145w

    I have always kept it at stock settings @ 3.4ghz. I use to water-cool it but really WC is just too much of a hassle for me, I tired of it, so now it's running on air, on an arguably good Noctua NH-D14. Anyway, I've seen it get up to 51°C while playing BFBC2. How normal is that? I know, it's...
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    Seagate, how are they now?

    For the longest time they were #1 in HDD quality and reliability until a few years back they produced some horrible drives, which made me steer away from them for a while. Now it's been some time, and I'm wondering if their HDDs are back to good or what? How reliable are they compared to other...
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