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  1. YinYang.ERROR

    Laptops for College

    Hello everyone, it has been a while since I have posted anything here. But I come with a new problem. I am going to be attending a university come Fall 2011, majoring in computer science. I will not be bringing my gaming desktop with me, instead I will be bringing a laptop. Currently my laptop...
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    Forum RSS?

    Does this forum have some sort of RSS feed for 'Latest Posts'? If it does how can I access it? I have a desktop widget that gathers and displays RSS feed info, and I would love to have the latest posts and news from TPU being updated on it. If TPU does not support this feature, I think it...
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    Work PC Build (Any Advice?)

    I was put in charge of coming up with a good work pc design The PC will be used for heavy Photoshop and QuarkXPress work. So far I have the following: Does anyone have any advise? (This is NOT a gaming PC)
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    Google to offer 1gbs fiber-to-the-home connections

    Looks like Google has started an ISP project promising 1gbs connections to "at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people." Could this be the start of something big? http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi
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    Velcro Cable Ties

    Are Velcro cable ties alright "inside" a PC? Or is it best just to stick to plastic cable ties when working on cable management inside a PC? If they are alright: has anyone actually used these for cable management? an example can be found here...
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    Wireless Bridged Network

    I have been having some problems with a few new devices I received recently, and I figured the the best plan of action is to extend my network. The problem I am having is I don't know how or what is required to do this. My plan is to have two locations relay back to a central router with...
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    Phenom II 720 Multiplier Flux?

    Hey, I just finished setting up my new pc ran CPUZ and noticed something quite strange. I noticed the CPU (clock?) Multiplier is x4.0 and the core speed is 803.6 MHZ. now it does not stay like this nor does the computer seem slow. When I launch apps or do anything CPU intensive the...
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    AM3 budget Mobo

    I have been looking at these 2 Mobos - ATX - ASRock M3A785GXH MATX - ASRock M3A785GMH I'm looking for a budget ATX and equivalent MATX mobo both with the AM3 socket. Are the following any good? Edit: Also how does this CPU compare to the PIIx3 720...
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    PIIx3 720 or AIIx4 630?

    Which one should I get for my new build? 'Phenom II x3 720 BE' or the 'Athlon II x4 630'? Which one is better at stock? I don't plan to OC until I feel my PC slowing down.
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    Which set of DDR3 ram is better?

    I'm having a hard time choosing parts for my new AM3 rig. What ram is better? One has a better timing, the other has better speed. or would you go with a different set all together? (If so, please keep the suggested close to the price of the currently selected RAM)...
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    CPU Cooling... off market necessary?

    Is off market cpu cooling necessary if I don't plan to overclock? (or would Stock be alright?) By the way, this is directed towards a computer that will be used for gaming.
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    Flood of Reviews?

    Should we expect a huge flood of reviews and benchmarks when the HD5 series comes out? Or do you think they will come out gradually?
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    Recommend me a good Motherboard.

    Requirements: -Has to be AM3 -Has to support DDR3 RAM -Can't be too pricey (I'm operating under a budget) Other Info: -I don't plan on over-clocking much (if at all) Also is Biostar any good? I was looking at this Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138141
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    Just got the first parts for my new build!

    I just got the CM690 case (which is even nicer in person), and the CM Silent Pro 600w modular PSU today. I'm still unpacking them!
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    Is getting $30 off a case now worth it?

    Is getting $30 off a case now worth it if I'm not going to use it until December? :confused:
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    Mix and Match Dual Channel RAM?

    Right now a system I'm working on has 512mbs of RAM (2x256mb) in dual channel. I have a 2gb (2x1gb) dual channel set of ram coming in the mail. is it possible to add the 2gbs with the 512mbs of ram while still keeping the RAM in dual channel? Or should I just remove the 256mb sticks?
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    512mb to 2gbs!

    My work is upgrading all the pcs in the building from 512mbs to 2gbs or RAM. I know 2gbs is not a lot, but I was curious as to how much it is going to speed up Photoshop and Dreamweaver. (as I'm the web developer there) I'm guessing it will probably help a lot. Photoshop crawled, and...
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    How long do you think Newegg will keep this around?

    I'm thinking of buying this combo in a week or so, how long do you think it will be around for? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.231293
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    Would this work?!

    Alright, I posted before about wanting to upgrade my mobo while keeping my installation of windows xp. However I came up with an Idea that may work. Could I resize my windows xp partition, make a new partition and reinstall windows xp on that partition, and use my old partition as a back up /...
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    Antec Three Hundred - Micro ATX compatable?

    On newegg it doesn't list the Antec Three Hundred as Micro ATX compatible... But will it work with a Micro ATX? Because I plan to buy it and put my current computer in it, and then switch Mobos closer to November. (My current Mobo being a Mirco ATX.)
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    Which case should I get on a budget?

    I can't decide between these 3, and I'm getting tired of my Compaq pre-built case. COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 NZXT Beta Thermaltake WingRS 201 Which one of those is best? Also feel free to suggest some others.
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    Rosewill R5605 Case

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147083 Anyone seen this case in person? I really like the way it looks in that stock image (where it looks gun metal gray), but the other pictures look lighter. I was wondering a few things. Is it a good case? and is it darker...
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    Need help planning an upgrade!

    I'm planning to upgrade my PC, however due to it being a pre-built (I got it about 4 years ago), the upgrade has some limitations. 1st limitation is: It has to work with a 380w PSU. 2nd limitation is: It has to be a micro atx (9.6" x 9.6"); Because of case size. 3rd limitation is the $330...
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    Retail, OEM, or something else? [OS WinXP]

    I have a pre-built computer, and I plan to update it (with a new mobo, ram, ect...) however I heard that I would have to reinstall Windows XP (and reactivate it). My question is, is the code on the sticker a code for the Retail of OEM version of windows XP?
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    OS before hardware?!

    I was wondering if I have an old HDD with windows xp installed on it, would it work with a new PC. Or would it result in some kind of error?