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  1. francis511

    I know this is obvious but..

    I`m in the market for a new cpu. When I say new, there`s a specific shop that i`m buying from so I don`t need any suggestions. My question is this. Which of the following 2 chips is faster 1. core i7-4820k 2. core i7-4790t I can`t find (proper) benchmarks online. It seems obvious that thye cpu...
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    Windows 10 blank screen after boot-up....

    Anyone have any luck with this ? Windows appears to boot normally until the screen with the little dots on it. Then it goes black , stays that way for a minute and finally logs on. I`ve already googled this and all the answers boil down to two solutions - disable fast startup and change your...
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    CoH2 starts on wrong monitor

    I have a multi(2) monitor setup. I use 2 graphics cards, one for each monitor. Usually when I start up a game it plays on monitor1 card1 my main card. When I boot up CoH2 , however , it starts up on monitor2 a weak ass radeon 6450. I can work round it by disabling card 2 but this is a real PITA...
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    Input plz !!! GTX 630 vs GTX 275

    275 is an older card so it`s hard to find a comparison like this on teh web. Is the 630 better and if so by how much ? This is just for flash games and playing avi files so don`t sugeest any other cards thx.
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    gtx 650 vs gtx 275

    How much better would it be ? Looking for guesstimations..
  6. francis511

    Generic help request

    OK so my rig (seen left in specs) has been acting up. Symptoms 1. strange playback issues (error code "the network is too busy to play file at original bitrate" or somesuch) 2. occasional bsods I`ve tried nearly everything obvious including - switching gpu , switching psu ...
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    Crysis out on console

    Can anyone find a link to a review ? I can`t find one on any of the obvious sites (i.e. gamespot or ign)
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    Memory usage at 4 gigabytes

    when playing video files with mpchc. Is it normal ? It happens with big 1080p files played from the hdd. Should this be happening and do I need more memory ?
  9. francis511

    What is crysis 2 dlc ?

    I was about to buy crysis 2 (ps3) second-hand when I noticed a warning "No DLC". What dlc do you get if you buy it new and is it worth £8 to get a bnib copy ?
  10. francis511

    Shockwave plugin failed

    A restart of opera is required. I get this using opera 11 when surfing imdb. I`ve tried various older versions of shockwave flash and opera but no change. I`m thinking it`s maybe some kind of incompatibility but uninstalling cccp codec pack didn`t help. Anyone heard of this or got any suggestions ?
  11. francis511

    How to embed a youtube video ?

    On techpowerup ? I`m sure it`s easy but I haven`t done it before ?
  12. francis511

    Odd score in WEI

    Just got ma new ssd installed so fired up windows experience index for a laff (see jpeg). Is this a bug or just rly weird ? 7.3 for nearly everything...?
  13. francis511

    Palit GTX 460: GPB 115 incl. VAT

    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/newsletter?productId=40860 Gotta be something wrong here !
  14. francis511

    Too good to be true ?

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=54248&tid=gsearch What`s wrong with this ? Anything ?
  15. francis511

    Sandy Bridge preview

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-preview-three-wins-in-a-row/1 Anyone else reading this article ? Think imma get one of the 2600k`s in the new year.
  16. francis511

    Youtube snake easter egg

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/snake-youtube-google-game-easter-egg,news-7583.html Check this out. Totally works in opera !
  17. francis511

    Six cores !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDpMHB4bI4 Everyone seen this ?
  18. francis511

    Opera 10.5 released

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=7518&tag=nl.e539 Looks good
  19. francis511

    NVIDIA introduces entry-level GeForce 300-series graphics cards

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=12570&tag=nl.e539 Has anyone else posted this yet ?
  20. francis511

    Direct x february out.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0cef8180-e94a-4f56-b157-5ab8109cb4f5 This been posted already ?
  21. francis511

    Re-install xp in dual-boot configuration

    I had an installation of xp . Then I added an installation of windows 7 and dual-booted both. Now the xp installation won`t boot and I want to repair / re-install it. If I do this , will it remove the windows 7 boot-loader and if it does then how do I get back my working dual-boot configuration ?
  22. francis511

    Bad hdmi cable ?

    I`ve got a bad connection from an hdmi cable thru an hdmi to dvi converter. I`ve only got one each (i.e. 1 cable & 1 adapter). Is there a way to check which is faulty ?
  23. francis511

    Free crysis wars trial

    So I just got an e-mail announcing free crysis wars for the next week but the instructions are very hazy on where to get cd keys. Anyone confirm that they`re definitely available somewhere ???
  24. francis511

    vga cooler for gtx 275

    Can anyone find one in the U.K. ? Has to be in stock and no watercooling !
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    ATI HD 5770 and HD 5750 Video Card Launch Roundup Review

    Everyone seen this ? If the prices are low , these cards could be a lot more interesting than the 5870/5850 !