1. Post #201
    Is it better than the above two processors I listed? If so I'll take your offer once I got money in my Paypal. That might be a while though.

    Also, what's it exact model name?
    No idea, I think it's 2.4GHz or something, I bought it 3-4 years ago, I can search around upstairs for it
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  2. Post #202

    April 2011
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    Is it better than the above two processors I listed? If so I'll take your offer once I got money in my Paypal. That might be a while though.

    Also, what's it exact model name?
    Try and get a Q6600. With a decent cooler you can get them up to 3.6+ Ghz.
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  3. Post #203
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,491 Posts
    Why would someone buy a 775 cpu now?

    That's kinda dumb.
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  4. Post #204
    notgoodatpc's Avatar
    July 2010
    263 Posts
    Will a Cooler Master Centurion 5 II be big enough for a 7970?
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6640
    Probably. I don't know the dimensions of the 7970.
    Dimension 270(L)x97(W)x42(H)mm
    What I could read it would fit.

    Edited:

    But I just want to be sure so I'm not lying to my friend lol.
    Meh. If it not fits I tell him to do some chase mod lol.
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  5. Post #205
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    November 2008
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    Why would someone buy a 775 cpu now?

    That's kinda dumb.
    so is buying an am2 cpu
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  6. Post #206

    April 2011
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    Meh. If it not fits I tell him to do some chase mod lol.
    Nope. The last thing you want to do is cut a huge hole in your new case. It'll let the dust in for one thing.
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  7. Post #207
    notgoodatpc's Avatar
    July 2010
    263 Posts
    Nope. The last thing you want to do is cut a huge hole in your new case. It'll let the dust in for one thing.
    So you telling me it wont fit and I have to make a huge hole in the case?
    Man I was thinking of something likt this if it was going to be to long.
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  8. Post #208
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    June 2008
    6,510 Posts
    Guess who it is again? Anyone know of a good CPU for a computer that handles light gaming that plays games such as L4D2 and Titan Quest? I'm trying to build a new rig for my dad.

    I wouldn't shy from the AMD FX either. Cheap yet good is what I'm looking for here. In fact, AMD's are pretty well known for having a better price/performance ratio. Of course any CPU, either AMD or Intel, would do.
    The i3 2100 is very good for the price.
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  9. Post #209
    paindoc's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,453 Posts
    So guys a friend of mine wants to find a laptop with the following;
    i5 or i7 (mostly i7)
    8GB of RAM (He will NOT budge on this)
    Good GPU
    And all for under $800.
    I have told him over and over just go with 4gb or 6gb and get a better GPU but he will not listen.
    Refuses to believe me. Any help in finding a laptop?
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  10. Post #210
    Mr Jazz
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    January 2009
    38,491 Posts
    Did you try slapping him a few times?
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  11. Post #211
    paindoc's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,453 Posts
    Over steam I cannot
    EDIT: CLOSE ENOUGH!
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  12. Post #212
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    October 2010
    598 Posts
    So my budget is up to about $900 and My current specs are
    AMD Phenom II X4 (3.4 ghz)
    GTX 570 MSI Twin frozr III
    650w psu
    4 gb of ram
    2tb hd
    What do you recommend me upgrading to? Or should I at all?
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  13. Post #213
    paindoc's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,453 Posts
    Keep the 570, that is nice. Maybe consider upgrading to an intel build?
    Everything else is good, if you can afford it you could go to 8GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271 <--- This is my mobo, I really like it. Great price as well
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 <--- Intel i5 2500k. $100 cheaper than an i7 and about as good in games
    You don't really need to upgrade at all, only if you want a bit more performance. The Phenom II is showing its age a bit though

    Edited:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834158058
    He settled on this.
    Took forever to come down from 8GB
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  14. Post #214
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    April 2007
    834 Posts
    Not computer related but electronics related.
    I already googled but couldn't find any results.


    Does somebody know the values for the Samsung Galaxy S2 camera?
    (Focal Length and Sensor Width is important.)
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  15. Post #215
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    January 2005
    22,281 Posts
    bought a new monitor, would like two monitors at the same time but the bottom on dvi port on my hd6950 doesn't seem to work?

    Edited:

    oh wait someone just asked this? it's a dvi-i to vga adapter

    Edited:

    i've tried different combinations, both monitors and both adapters works, the bottom dvi port does not.
    minor bump
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  16. Post #216
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    May 2008
    3,477 Posts
    Does it make a difference that I'm using the PCI-E plugs that are on my PSU instead of the molex to pci-e adapters that came with my asus 560 ti?
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  17. Post #217

    April 2011
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    So you telling me it wont fit and I have to make a huge hole in the case?
    Man I was thinking of something likt this if it was going to be to long.
    Oh. I thought you meant the side panel.

    Edited:

    Does it make a difference that I'm using the PCI-E plugs that are on my PSU instead of the molex to pci-e adapters that came with my asus 560 ti?
    Shouldn't. The power's still getting there.
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  18. Post #218
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    November 2008
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    Does it make a difference that I'm using the PCI-E plugs that are on my PSU instead of the molex to pci-e adapters that came with my asus 560 ti?
    no of course not, that'd be stupid to use the adapters
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  19. Post #219
    Hup, 2, 3, 4
    Maksim's Avatar
    October 2009
    1,447 Posts
    is this.. em.. normal?

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  21. Post #221

    July 2007
    864 Posts
    is this.. em.. normal?

    Rightclick it, and "Show Processes" I believe is the name. See which ones it is.
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  22. Post #222
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    March 2010
    7,240 Posts
    Rightclick it, and "Show Processes" I believe is the name. See which ones it is.
    It is at processes alaready.

    Yes it is normal.
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  23. Post #223
    Cake like Lady Gaga
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    December 2005
    15,787 Posts
    It is at processes alaready.

    Yes it is normal.
    he meant 'go to services'
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  24. Post #224
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    October 2011
    158 Posts
    I'm looking to upgrade my computer sometime before June and am wondering if the next series of cards (Nvidia or AMD) or any new intel CPUs are supposed to come out soon.
    Right now i have an ATI HD5770 and i5 dual-core 3.33ghz with the motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128409.
    Should I upgrade soon or will the next line come out within the next few months? I don't really want to get a new motherboard if I don't have to.
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  25. Post #225
    snarglemuffin's Avatar
    October 2011
    205 Posts
    What is the difference between speakers, monitors, and amps? (talking about audio here)
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  26. Post #226
    Gold Member
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    June 2008
    6,510 Posts
    If I want to use Hulu or other US-only services, I can now tunnel my connection through my VPS in the USA. What would be faster: SSH Tunnel or VPN?
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  27. Post #227
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    December 2009
    11,584 Posts
    How does this monitor look for the price?

    I'm getting a new monitor soon and figured I should just go ahead and go for 23" and IPS so it lasts for a while.
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  28. Post #228
    Cake like Lady Gaga
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    December 2005
    15,787 Posts
    How does this monitor look for the price?

    I'm getting a new monitor soon and figured I should just go ahead and go for 23" and IPS so it lasts for a while.
    looks good, there has to be something wrong with it, seems to good to be true
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  29. Post #229
    Gold Member
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    June 2008
    3,547 Posts
    If i were to switch from my Ati Card to an nvidia, how would i go about it with the driver issues they have such as you can no longer use an ati and have a physx slave?

    Edited:

    On another note How long with my 5870 till i need a decent upgrade?
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  30. Post #230
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    March 2009
    1,201 Posts
    So I want to get an NAS (ie. computer with loads of hard drives) for storing my linux distros. However, when I tested my transfer speed to another computer over cat5e cable, I peak at about 10MB/s, which works out to 80mbps, which is close to the max transfer rate of my router, a 2wire 5012NV.

    Question is, how can I speed this up? I was hoping for 100MB/s or somewhere close. Do I have to get gigabit NICs at both computers? New cables? New router perhaps?
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  31. Post #231

    July 2007
    864 Posts
    looks good, there has to be something wrong with it, seems to good to be true
    Which services is running on it?
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  32. Post #232
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    February 2009
    7,427 Posts
    How does this monitor look for the price?

    I'm getting a new monitor soon and figured I should just go ahead and go for 23" and IPS so it lasts for a while.
    It's cheap because it's 6bit color+FRC. Not 8bit color like most IPS panels. This Asus is a bit more but it has 8bit color. However the reviews claim that there is noticeable backlight bleeding.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236201
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  33. Post #233
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    May 2006
    5,370 Posts
    Was thinking of upgrading my graphic card, I recently changed from 545w to 600w power supply so I'm also hoping that's going to be enough.

    I have a Radeon HD 3870 X2 running in crossfire right now with Intel Q9300 2.5 Ghz quad core and 4 gb of ram.

    I'm thinking about upgrading to a GTX 550 and was wondering if that'd be enough for me to run games such as The old Republic (the mmo) and Skyrim and so on, on anything higher than low.

    I'm also wondering if my computer is actually compatible with a Nvidia card and if the rest of my computer is decent enough not to bottleneck.

    I'm not very good with hardware.
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  34. Post #234
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    November 2008
    10,934 Posts
    3870 X2 in crossfire as in two 3870 X2s or one 3870 X2

    a GTX 550 Ti isn't a very good card for the price, you'd be better off going for a 6850 or saving up some more and getting a 6870 or 560 Ti

    every other part of your computer is up to par and I'd say a little above average, and yes your computer can use an NVIDIA card
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  35. Post #235
    Gold Member
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    May 2006
    5,370 Posts
    It's one 3870 X2 pretty much, I'm also on an extremely limited budget as I have JUST enough for the 550 and I don't have any decent mean of income right now.
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  36. Post #236
    Headphone doctor
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    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Save more, not a worthy upgrade.
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  37. Post #237
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    May 2006
    5,370 Posts
    It's kind of worthy for me though, I can't run The old republic at more than 10 average FPS and as I've said, I have no current mean of income except for 12$ a week I get.
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  38. Post #238
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    April 2010
    2,543 Posts
    So hi guys , reposting

    I wish to get a Raspberry Pi (Model B)

    I'd like to make my own Plastic case for it
    Are their places I can get plastic molded online and then shipped to me?
    Any tools i would need for doing that?

    Can the Raspberry Pi run off of 2 AA battery's? I recall it could...
    If so what was the run time on that?
    Anyone have an easy circuit for 4 AA battery and how I can use those WHILE having it plugged in (rechargeable batts) ?I plan on haveing A usb hub pluged into it so i can have 4 slots - Should i include some kind of cooling or vents? Do they make small fans?
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  39. Post #239
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    November 2009
    1,222 Posts
    Okay, I'm not sure if this will fix my network connection problems but one of my system 32 files recently got infected and my anti-virus quarantined and deleted it

    Could someone possibly upload the file for me?
    its at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\AFD.sys
    I have windows 7 32-bit I tried copying the file from a vista computer and that didn't work.
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  40. Post #240
    Okay, I'm not sure if this will fix my network connection problems but one of my system 32 files recently got infected and my anti-virus quarantined and deleted it

    Could someone possibly upload the file for me?
    its at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\AFD.sys
    I have windows 7 32-bit I tried copying the file from a vista computer and that didn't work.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1439918/afd.sys
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