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How to connect extra case fans for Skybuck's Dream PC (2006) ? by Skybuck Flying
Hello, I have bought almost all components of Skybuck's Dream PC (2006). The only thing which is missing is the case and some case fans. (The only other thing I did not order is the diskdrive 7-in-1 card reader. It was not available and I probably don't really need it, since floppy disks are not...
April 8th 06 03:02 PM
by Skybuck Go to last post
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slowed down after reformat by geronimowww
I had to reformat drive C after being infected by trojan(s)/virus(es). After reinstalling windows xp pro, the PC has considerably slowed down. Booting up takes all of 4 minutes. Using windows explorer to transfer files takes forever, and according to task manager uses all of 100% of the CPU....
April 8th 06 06:31 AM
by geronimowww Go to last post
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Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 16 MB 300GB 3Gb/s - what's better? by Dave (from the UK)
I'm looking for a SATA disk to match up with a dual Opteron Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) motherboard with dual Ultra 320 SCSI controllers and SATA-II http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html The system will run Solaris x64. I want it as a workstation, not a server. Is this a good choice?...
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April 7th 06 11:12 PM
by Dave (from the UK) Go to last post
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XP CD can't find hard drive in new built PC by Dave (from the UK)
I've ordered a 300 GB SATA drive, but for now are testing a new homebuilt PC with an old 36 GB IBM SCSI drive (Ultra 160) that I pulled from a PC that run XP Professional. The newly built PC has Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) motherboard with Ultra 320 SCSI...
April 7th 06 11:07 PM
by Michael Hawes Go to last post
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Graphics Card is not working right by lilbon03
I need help bad!!! I just bought a new ATI Radeon 9250 from Diamond Stealth. It has a 256 mb memory. My computer components consist of AMD athlon 3500+ 1Gb memory 250Gb hardrive. Before I bought this graphics card, my computer and motherboard came with intregrated graphics which is an ATI Xpress...
April 7th 06 10:34 PM
by sbb78247 Go to last post
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Heating up my CPU & glad for Arctic Silver by Charlie Wilkes
A couple of weeks ago I removed the thermal pad on my CPU and replaced it with a thin smear of Arctic Silver, which dropped the temperature about 5 degrees C. A discussion ensued in which a number of people made the point that I didn't achieve any performance gain. I agreed, because all my test...
April 7th 06 10:31 PM
by sbb78247 Go to last post
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which way do cmos batteries go in? by `AMD tower
Is the convention positive side up, with the negative side on the mobo? What happens if you put it in backwards?
April 7th 06 09:54 PM
by Conor Go to last post
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RAID question by Eddie G
What is the advantage of RAID vs. a single drive where both have the same mb's? Thanks, Eddie G
April 7th 06 09:47 PM
by lastoneleft Go to last post
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Old Chips in New Mobo by [email protected]
I want to upgrade my motherboard to an Asus P4P800-E but I'm not yet ready to upgrade the CPU nor the Ram (I will upgrade in stages). Will I have any problems installing the old chips in a new motherboard? Both are Socket 478, and both take 184-Pin DIMMS. I have an Asus p4pe with 3 PC 2100 DIMMS...
April 7th 06 09:32 PM
by Paul Go to last post
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No nuttin flex atx case by Cindy daria
The power supply on my old flex atx machine died so it's my excuse to get a new case/psu. I've been on newegg and googled but can't find a tiny enclosure for just the power supply and motherboard. I boot off my network so I don't need bays for a floppy, cd, hard drive etc. Does someone make such a...
April 7th 06 08:50 PM
by Terry Go to last post
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Back-up Options - Which is the best? by Steve Wade
Hi Guys, Since researching optical media on the Internet and coming across all sorts of stories about the very short life of the inks used in these things, my present back-up method - CD-R & DVD - seems less than ideal. So I was thinking a need for a better but cheap solution is needed. Does...
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April 7th 06 08:43 PM
by John Weiss Go to last post
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Many connectors on case will not fit motherboard by Dave (from the UK)
I have bought an Antec Titan 550 case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=91550 and a Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) (dual Opteron) motherboard http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we_spec.html Many of the connectors from the case will not fit the motherboard because the keys are...
April 7th 06 06:35 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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Epox Mobos? by Dave Hardenbrook
My current self-built system has an Epox Mobo (from 2002), and because it's been good to me, I was planning to use an Epox in a custom-built system for a client. However, I've found that none of the retail chains (CompUSA, Microcenter, Fry's, &c.) carry Epox Mobos anymore. Why not? Are they no...
April 7th 06 01:03 AM
by dawg Go to last post
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Making a Hard-Wired Dvorak Keyboard. by [email protected]
I'm interested in making a "hard-wired" Dvorak keyboard. I'm thinking it's just a matter of altering the keyboards bios and would be the same a changing the language of the keyboard. If possible I would like this keyboard to be able to switch between Dvorak and QWERTY. (Perhaps by pressing Scroll...
April 6th 06 09:01 PM
by Jim Strathmeyer Go to last post
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Failure to detect USB port by fimbles
Hi, I recently upgraded my Windows XP with the Service Pack 2, and somehow my computer's usb ports now cannot be detected. Whatever peripherals I stick into the port, will not be detected by the computer at all. So now I can't transfer files from my cellphone nor my digicam. Am not very good with...
April 6th 06 08:13 PM
by `AMD tower Go to last post
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Inspiron 1150 lcd compatibilty problems? by fidgitty1
First I guess I need to ask, are Inspiron 1150 and 1100 lcds compatible? I am hoping so since, after breaking the lcd on my 1150, I shopped around and discovered a 1100 lcd on Ebay for a fraction of the cost of a new 1150 lcd. Since there were a lot of listings that stated that the 1150 and 1100...
April 6th 06 04:57 PM
by JAD Go to last post
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Minimum hardware specs for linux file server? by Carlos
I am planning on building a linux file server and was wondering what the minimum hardware requirements would be. I plan on using two large EIDE drives (maybe SATA w/ a separate hardware RAID card) that can by accessed by three other computers on the network (1 dual-boot SUSE/XP, 1 Kubuntu and 1...
April 6th 06 03:59 PM
by Carlos Go to last post
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Now I've done it. by know_too_much
Now, my bios doesn't even see either of my Hard Drives. I have taken out the PCI SATA Controller card and still no hard drives detected. I've checked jumper settings, cables. It must be in the bios but where? Below is yesterday's post. I replace my Maxtor ATA 120GB Slave drive with a new...
April 6th 06 02:34 PM
by adsci Go to last post
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Help - my rebate check expired by Bill Schaible
I bought a 450 watt power supply at CompUSA and then sent in all the paperwork to get a $20 rebate. When I got the rebate check I put it in my wallet and promptly forgot about it. It says: VOID after 12/30/2005. Has anybody had this problem and figured out how to get another check. I didn't try...
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April 6th 06 09:12 AM
by David Maynard Go to last post
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laser printer toner cartridge, re-manufactured, any good? by `A tower nj
Hi, I have a HP LaserJet 4L printer that I've never changed the toner cartridge on. So I started shopping around on line tonight to see what they cost. Most places sell them for $98, and remanufactured ones for $75, but on pricewatch.com the cheapest ones were $30. Can anybody tell me if it's ok...
April 6th 06 02:16 AM
by `AMD tower Go to last post
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