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    ssd question

    Never defrag an SSD drive. You shorten their lives doing that. If you want a fast shut down disable the page file. The op didn't include how much RAM he has, so keep the page file if you have under 4 gigs RAM.
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    Games with the best Replay value

    Quake 3 Arena. I can't count how many times I've played it since 1999.
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    TechPowerUp Screenshot Thread (MASSIVE 56K WARNING)

    From Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2010.. I love this game!
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    LCD or plasma?

    If you don't want glare use a lamp like this in the room the plasma TV is in. It's great indirect lighting that doesn't cause glare on the TV screen. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000L8BLT0/?tag=tec06d-20
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    LCD or plasma?

    My 3 year old 50" Panasonic plasma never has.
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    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Thread

    I hit 2 million bounty and the credits roll like I finished the game, but I have races I haven't ran and some that aren't unlocked. Strange..
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    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Thread

    Have you tried pressing "C"? No dash, but WTH.
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    A ? about adding a PhysX card to my system

    I assume an 8800GT would work since it's virtually identical to the 9800GT? I have Physx installed via Steam, so all I'd need is the patch, or the Hydra chip on my MSI motherboard to get an ATI and NVIDIA card to work together?
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    Computer Constantly Rebooting

    I'd start pulling RAM to see if that helps.
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    5850 or 6850?

    It depends what the person wants, 20%+- performance with tessellation with the 6850 or $70.00 to $80.00 savings on price with the 5850. More than a couple of bucks.
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    5850 or 6850?

    Newegg has a nice XFX 5850 for $185 after rebate. I got one last week. Not a reference card but performs very nice. :)
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    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Thread

    Looking at the spoiler I'd like to see, in real life, a cop do a pit maneuver in a Lambo :rockout:
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    Find the oldest gamers .. am I too old for gaming ?

    I'm 60. My first gaming system was a Fairchild Channel F console. My first computer was an Atari 400. I bought it October 30 1981. The first game on the Atari I bought was Star Raiders. About the only game I play anymore is Quake 3 Arena and Quake Live. I'm trying to branch out in my game...
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    Computer fails to post

    Any beeps from the computer? Long beeps, short beeps?
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    8Gigs of ram or SSD? Which is better?

    I just got a 120GB GSkill Phoenix Pro Tuesday from Newegg. I installed Windows 7 in 14 minutes. It takes 23 seconds to cold boot. I have 4GB of GSkill Lockjaw DDR-1600 and don't use a page file. It takes 3 seconds to shut down. Compared to a mechanical drive, there is no comparison. I love it...
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    monitor has no signal

    There should be a source switch with the menu, brightness, and other switches on the monitor. Glad you figured out the problem.
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    monitor has no signal

    Does your monitor have a "source" switch? If the monitor has two inputs it may have switched inputs.
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    Fermi Prices dropped. What are you going to do??

    I've been looking at the GTX 460s and the new 6870s, but Wednesday Newegg had the GSkill 120gb Phoenix Pro SSD on sale for $195.00, I bought it.
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    Nvidia 8800 GT 70C+ at Idle

    My 8800GT idles at 40 and peaks at about 48 degrees. I have an Accelero v1 with only the CM690 bottom fan blowing towards it.
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    Upgrade from OCZ Vertex 2 50gb to OCZ Revodrive 120gb or OCZ Vertex 2 50gb+60 RAID 0?

    I may have been wrong..:) Update (03/29/2010): Intel has recently released a new driver that allows Windows 7’s TRIM instructions to be passed through the Southbridge. The new driver is labeled "Rapid Storage Technology 9.6" and it can be found here. These drivers are also able to pass TRIM...
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    Upgrade from OCZ Vertex 2 50gb to OCZ Revodrive 120gb or OCZ Vertex 2 50gb+60 RAID 0?

    The OCZ Revodrive doesn't support TRIM, and I believe Raid 0 doesn't either.
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    TV Advice: Plasma, LCD or LED?

    Say what? There's no such thing as "re-gassing" a plasma TV. Plasma gives the best blacks, colors and viewing angles. It's the closest thing you can buy to a CRT TV. My electric bill is less with a 50" plasma TV than when I had a 32" CRT TV.
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    What is the slowest computer you ever owned?

    Atari 400, bought new by me in 1981. Rockwell 6502 processor @ 1.79 MHz, 8k memory. Storage was a miserable, slow, frustrating tape drive.
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    AMD Intros CPU Price Cuts, Makes Space for New Products

    Newegg has the X4 955 listed at $245.00 NOW :rockout: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674
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    Intel Losing CPU Market-Share to AMD

    Yes, but my slower is money in my pocket. :rockout: