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  1. johnspack

    Kavari and amdgpu-pro?

    Have a little mini box sporting an a8-7600. Trying Kubuntu 16.04.3 because it's the last version supported by 17.40. Do a full install, then run apt-get update and upgrade... a long process... then install 17.40. The entire build shows no errors, I do a sudo reboot, boots to a black...
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    What server os can I get by with?

    I've been running a remote server in the states for many years now, but we are stepping it up. Just upgraded to a 10gb/s connection, and are getting ready to set up websites, gaming and teamspeak servers ect. It won't be too heavy at first. But I need a reliable os to handle the new...
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    Soundblaster Z support?

    I'm actually being drawn to the darkside, again... going to probably do a Kubuntu install, I really like the distro and what I can do with it so far in a vm. Can I install something similar to my sbz control panel in it? I probably should google more, but what I came up with so far doesn't...
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    What's going on with my Toshiba 3TB?

    I actually have 3 Toshiba 3TBs, one is used externally, 2 are internal. All were purchased within the last year. I've been noticing strange issues with my system, and eventually I got to benching my drives. These results are the same every time, including under a fresh install. They both...
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    What not to do when doing a clean install of windows....

    Do not install at your max oc! My system schooled me on this one. I went through at least 8 windows installs in 5 days. Just bizarre behavior, and drivers would fail over and over. Went back to stock, installed all, then pumped er up, and all is fine. I may need to relook at my max oc...
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    Displayport better txt and colours than hdmi?

    My eyes are going on me... I have to get cataract operations on both. I can barely see right now. I just replaced my hdmi cable with a displayport, and after as usual setting dynamic output range to full, I suddenly noticed I could see text more clearly, black and whites appear more...
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    G700s usb receiver

    Strange post I know, but I need to find one. I thought my g700s died almost 2 years ago and I packed it away. Brought it up and tried it on my newer sytem, it works perfect! Seems old x58 mobos have all kinds of weird crap going on.... So now have both the corsair and lg mice going, but...
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    Modified mitx box...

    I just inherited this thing for a computer build I did for a client. It has a gigabyte a88x mitx mobo, a 7600 apu and 8gbs of dual channel ram I have running at 2133. Has a corsair aio cooling solution I'm not sure which, never used them. It has a fast scorpio 750gb drive, but I wanted...
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    Just a weird thing I got with afterburner and trackir...

    Haven't used trackir in a while, have the newest driver though... if I start trackir, then start afterburner, trackir crashes instantly. If I start afterburner first, then trackir, no issues! I actually did a 2nd windows install because of this on a 2nd partition. Same issue on the...
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    Z97 pci-e damage issue?

    Put together a nice little Z97 Pro Gamer board with 4460 cpu, Hyper212, usual crap. He had a couple of 7850 cards, I used one to get it going. Psu is a slightly used tx750. All running great, I shut it down and add in an asus wireless pci-e card. Power it up, no video output. Oh crap...
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    Need to build a cheap but functional recording build

    Hard to describe in the title, but I need to build a box for a friend for recording guitar tracks, mixing ect. Nothing high end. He has a high end tascam controller unit.... no don't know shit about this stuff.... I would like to build a haswell i5 non k build for him. He has tons of...
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    Contact cleaner and usb devices....

    Yes, use it! I had an expensive usb 3 drive seemingly die on me. Also a usb 2 port on the front of my case no longer works and ports on my usb 3 card having problems. Spray them liberally internally with contact/tuner spray, insert device, remove, do several times until it shows up...
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    Need ideas for a cheap hd dock

    I know nothing about this, and I'm on an extremely limited budget as I need to add more hd space as well: http://www.ncix.com/detail/mediasonic-probox-hnd1-su3-2-5in-3-5in-9a-103788.htm?promoid=1226 Yes I have to buy Canadian. I will be bringing in many new hds that I will need to access over...
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    Strix 970 driver issues.

    I've barely ever gamed on it, it's mostly sat idle. Just recently I've got back into rise of flight, which is an online ww1 flight sim. I also need to run a joystick and trackir at the same time. Over and over, I get flying, and my display driver stops and resets. If I have AB going, it...
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    Don

    With all my setting cranked in Rise Of Flight, I can hit 4GBs vram usage quickly.
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    Windows Experience Index.... what does it take to get a 7.9?

    Under Win7, with my current hardware, I should be able to hit 7.9, but only my 970 rates... what does it take to hit 7.9 under Win7.... just wondering?
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    Soundblaster Z or ....?

    I'm building a rather large audio collection at this point, with many audiophile quality 24bit 192khz recordings. My old x-fi titanium will only do 96khz, and it's quite old at this point, time to upgrade. As usual, I'm poor as p*** so I want to keep the cash outlay as low as possible. My...
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    Looking for ideas for a 192khz/32 bit sound card

    I've generated a rather large flac library of 96khz and 192khz vinyl rips to put through my AKGs, but my ancient xfi titanium is not up to the job, especially for 192k, which it can't do at all. I'm looking for close to audiophile quality, don't give a crap about gaming for this. What is...
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    GTX260 or HD 530 igpu?

    Might be a dumb question, but I'm not sure so I'll ask. Which is faster? Building a skylake 6700k system for a buddy, and have him holding off until June to pick up a gtx1070 or 80. Was going to lend him a gtx260 for the interim, is there any point?
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    Need reminding on how to bridge routers...

    Have a new cisco dpc3825 router/modem coming from shaw. Want to bridge my asus rt-n16 running tomato with it. I want to bridge wired, and use the cisco as the gateway, and my asus to service the local network. I'll need to set my asus to a fixed ip in the cisco's range, and set the cisco...
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    [WTB][US] [CAN]

    SB-E or IB-E motherboard and cpu. I need 6 core or better. I can charge my paypal with my mastercard. I can show anyone in the US how simple it is to ship to Canada, it is NOT difficult. I will give you a pictorial on the customs form on what to check. Takes less than 2 minutes, done...
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    Need to build new vm/encoding system cheap

    Turns out my x58 mobo is crapping out big time, will be dead soon. I run multiple vms, do encoding ect, I need threads. I'm on an extreme fixed income, and live in Canada with a very weak dollar, so US purchases are pretty much out the window unless an extreme deal. I have 24gbs of 1866...
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    Need a nice mech keyboard

    I'll have to buy my own xmas present, and might not be till Jan, but my keyboard is croaking. I need a nice tactile feel mech. Like long throw cherries, black, brown. I'm weird, I know, but I prefer them. Need to keep under 150can preferably. Will spend more if I have to, but any ideas?
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    Firefox64?

    Don't know if anyone noticed, but 64bit Firefox is now official, and available on their download page. Testing it now to see if it's any better than Cyberfox.
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    SSD Trim question

    I found a good deal on an Samsung evo 250gb and I'm tempted. I can get a sata3 card to run it off, but the card doesn't support trim. How much of an issue would that be? Should I just run it off a native sata2 port for the trim? I may use it for system caching using Primocache, haven't...