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    Atiflash help

    A long time ago I downloaded Atiflash 407 as I wanted to flash the BIOS with new core and fan profiles. I didn't do it and only now I remembered, and wanted to resume that work (from a looooong time ago) Well, seems the v.4 does no longer works, even with atiflash417. Seems to be OS problem...
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    MSI Z87-G45, won't boot after bios update

    Please see this thread I made on MSI https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=253413.0 I am hoping someone here could come up with better ideas, than what is offered there. I have made a bootable USB with a previous BIOS version 1.6 from MSI website. Question is, is there a way to force a...
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    Problems with U14S and MSI G45 mobo (w/ 4 DIMMs)

    So after installing the U14S, the fan is touching the 1st RAM heatsink. If I try to squeeze the ram, it is visibly pushed (the space between the 1st and 2nd is smaller than the space between 2-3-4th ram) http://imgur.com/DCSzWTb http://imgur.com/Vl11yYH I was lead to believe that since D14...
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    Noctua NH-U14S vs NH-D14

    Which of the two should I go for? I was going to buy the NH-D14 since it has hundreds of positive reviews but then I heard that the U14S performs almost the same, and it's a lot smaller. Also the NH-D14 might be suffering from fluttering and buffeting because of the 2 size fans? They both cost...
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    New HX850 PSU click when starting/shutting down

    Was wondering if this is normal in any way. Computer works fine, starts up and shuts down fine. However, when I turn it on I can hear a distinct "click" at that right moment. When I shut it down, the same. When everything turns off (case LED fans, etc) I can hear the distinct "click". On...
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    PSU woes

    I am so sick of PSU's that keep coil whining. I am done with Corsair and their stupid zero fan Can anyone please recommend a good PSU brand that has no coil whine or other stupid features that can only introduce grief? I just want to have a quiet computer and only hear the spinning fans from...
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    Zero senses are made

    Right now I am just flabbergasted. So I have a SSD in Sata 1, a HDD in Sata 2 and a DVD-RW in Sata 3. Obviously my OS is on my SSD. I disconnected the HDD from Sata 2 for some troubleshooting, and I get greeted by This makes zero sense. I have my OS on my SSD, what does removing my storage...
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    Is RAM Disk worth it?

    I am referring to this: http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk Since I have 16GB, I'm wondering if I should set aside 4GB just for page file, and all the temporary folders for both windows and firefox. The 4GB is also free. Are there any downsides for this? Like...
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    Corsair 230T vs 400R

    Just when I was ready to pull the trigger on the 230T, the 400R went on sale too. 230T - 69$ - 12$ MIR 400R - 89$ - 20$ MIR Any advantages of the 400R over 230T? I noticed the 230T does not have gromments, however 230T has 320mm GPU support in lower slots vs 316mm overall for the 400R. I also...
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    Corsair 230T with Noctua NH-D14

    Hey guys. Looking to know if the Corsair 230T case and Noctua NH-D14 would be compatible (basically in terms of space). Also I need to know if the NH-D14 would be ok with my mobo DIMM's being all populated This is basically my final components that I have not upgraded. What initially was...
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    Corsair 230T vs Enermax Hoplite ST Black

    Both cases are at 70$ each. http://www.corsair.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/1164/s/graphite-series-230t-windowed-compact-mid-tower-case-black/category/63/ vs http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5034/enermax_hoplite_st_mid_tower_chassis_review/index.html Any suggestions or pointers? I'm...
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    Defective DP cable?

    Greetings, As per my specs I have a ASUS 7970 DC. This comes with 2 DVI and 4 DP's I want to connect my Dell U2412m monitor to the DP cable I got via ebay, and then connect my old 2209WA monitors via the DVI. However, this is the problem when trying to run my U2412m via the DP. The screen...
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    DRAM voltage started fluctuating

    I have my DRAM voltage set in BIOS to 1.545 That settings used to give me 1.520v, both in BIOS and HWMonitor. It always used to stay at that voltage. Several days have passed and now I have noticed in HWMonitor my DRAM voltage is fluctuating between 1.520v and 1.536v. Booted in BIOS and I can...
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    How come I get 2D core clocks with 2 monitors

    So here is the story. I have ASUS 7970 DC. As you may know, if using only 1 monitor, it idles at 300mhz core and 150mhz memory. I however, had 2 Dell 2209WA, meaning the card would stay at 500mhz core and 1375mhz memory, and the core would bounce between 500mhz and 925mhz depending on what I...
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    Updating MSI G45 bios

    Hey, I would like to know what is the proper procedure to update the bios. I have downloaded the bios from the web. Now I guess I need to make a bootable USB. Would I use something like Universal-USB-installer and then put the BIOS files on my USB? I would like a solution that would help...
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    Got some trouble with ASUS 7970 directcu II

    Ok, so I returned my MSI 7950 and got the ASUS 7970 instead, price drop ftw, but not sure how much I like it as I am having some difficulties with it. First, it seems the voltage is locked to 1.17V as per HWiNFO64. I cannot use the voltage in MSI Afterburner, not does ticking voltage monitor...
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    Samsung SSD over provisioning

    I have noticed in the Samsung Magician there is an option for Overprovisioning. The recommended size is 10%. Should I set the over provisioning? And if yes, is 10% to much? I currently have a Samsung 840 250GB. 10% is 25GB. From what I read on the internet, overprovisioning should already...
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    My first SSD

    Hey guys. I am formating and installing Win 7 on my first SSD, in a new system I bought. Are there any special steps I need to take before formating the disk via the Win 7 DVD and installing Win 7 on it? I will be keeping it as 1 partition, where I will be installing Windows on it together...
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    MSI Z87 GD45 vs GD65 (40$ difference premium)

    I am set on buying a MSI Z87 board. While I was contemplating on getting the GD65 (I don't want to skimp on motherboards or PSU's), I noticed how the GD45 is 40$ cheaper. AFAIK, in terms of performance, the GD65 has 12 phases while the GD45 8 phases. I don't really know what exactly they mean...
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    Gigabyte vs MSI 7950

    I'm trying to decide between MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 880MHZ 3GB 1250MHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2xMini DP DX11 PCI-E Video Card and Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 900MHZ 3GB 5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XDP PCI-E Video Card Here are my points (please take into consideration I live...
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    Looking to build a new PC - discussion

    So I have decided to build a new PC. My current one (see specs) is getting quite old. However, there are several factors atm that hold me back. -RAM prices are very high. One year ago when I was thinking about getting a new computer I was imagining getting a 32GB setup with an SSD and...
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    Considering laptop for pc upgrade

    Hey guys, so here is my story. I've always been a PC user. I only had bought one laptop and that was for word processing for school. Now with the need of new hardware, but taking into account the rise in price of ram compared to last year, and also the fact that I need to move temporarily...
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    Transfer speeds between internal HDD slow

    I currently have a Seagate 500GB and a Western Digital Black 640GB. I am running Windows 7, and have AHCI enabled (so it runs on SATA). However, when I transfer files between HDD's I get low speeds, averaging 40MB/s. Even with SATA 1 I should be getting about ~150MB/s right? And it's...
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    Synology or Techus

    I have been following quite a bit synology, as I wanted to buy a NAS for quite some time. However, I know very little about techus. Right now I am debating between the DS413j or the N5550. I was almost sure I was going to go for the DS413j, but then I found the deal on the N5550 as well...
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    Looking for CPU,Mobo and Ram

    Hi guys. First a small history about me. I tend to upgrade computers once every 5 or so years, and this is especially true for motherboards and CPU. I occasionally do the odd graphic card or HDD upgrade within the 5 years, but not always, however, CPU, motherboard and ram never get upgraded...