1. Post #3561
    PINE
    ~Kiwi~v2's Avatar
    September 2011
    3,879 Posts
    Thinkin' of going Ubuntu and dumping Win7 starter all together. But before I do I need a decent external HDD.
    Any recommends? I just need a 500GB USB 2.0 nothing fancy.
    Something like this http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=399624
    Quote says it all.
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  2. Post #3562
    That Dog
    Ehmmett's Avatar
    March 2009
    13,052 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835709001
    One of these should fit inside a CM Storm Trooper right? It is a big case, but it's also a big fan.
    repostan new page

    Edited:

    also, is cooler master an okay brand of PSU? or is it one of the ones to avoid?
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  3. Post #3563
    That Dog
    Ehmmett's Avatar
    March 2009
    13,052 Posts
    I don't understand this agree. :I
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  4. Post #3564
    PINE
    ~Kiwi~v2's Avatar
    September 2011
    3,879 Posts
    Cool master is a good brand for PSU's.
    Hence the Agree. I think.
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  5. Post #3565
    That Dog
    Ehmmett's Avatar
    March 2009
    13,052 Posts
    Oh alright. Still wondering if that heatsink will fit however.
    I hope it'll fit with some extra room cause I'm getting the windowed version.
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  6. Post #3566
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    gaboer's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,826 Posts
    -fixed-
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  7. Post #3567
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    RaptorRed's Avatar
    July 2005
    5,923 Posts
    Guys, recently, I've been having many problems with games, when playing almost any game, my computer starts making sounds as if it is having a hard time render the game and I get horrible framerate drops, my computer supposedly is able to run Battlefield 3 on high, but on even the medium settings my computer starts getting terrible framerate drops, it happens in almost most of the recent games that came out, I thought that my specs are the issue but they're not that bad, any ideas what component I should upgrade in order to get this computer performing better?
    These are my current specs:

    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2.33GHz
    4GB of ram
    and my GPU is NVIDIA GeForce 550 Ti

    I am pretty much illiterate when it comes to computer components, so if there's any other info that you need from me tell me.

    I want this problem sorted out, It's horrible playing anything with those insane framerate drops I keep getting in most games.
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  8. Post #3568
    martijnp3000's Avatar
    December 2007
    830 Posts
    Download HWmonitor and see if you can get some temperature readings while not using your computer intensively and when you are using it intensively.
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  9. Post #3569
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    ChemicalAlia's Avatar
    May 2009
    789 Posts
    snape
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  10. Post #3570
    Pelvic Thrust's Avatar
    May 2012
    243 Posts
    can someone point me in the direction of a drive bay adapter

    e.g a 5.25" drive bay designed to hold a 3.5" device

    Edited:

    nvm found one
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  11. Post #3571
    Hiruty's Avatar
    January 2012
    333 Posts
    Thinking about getting a GTS 450 + a small PSU for an external gpu enclosure, only problem is i don't know where to buy an enclosure...
    For my work/school laptop, can't directly modify it due to a contract i needed to sign to get it.
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  12. Post #3572
    install gentoo's Avatar
    May 2011
    499 Posts
    Thinking about getting a GTS 450 + a small PSU for an external gpu enclosure, only problem is i don't know where to buy an enclosure...
    For my work/school laptop, can't directly modify it due to a contract i needed to sign to get it.
    Wait for midrange Kepler.

    Is there any way to remove the clock from the Windows 7 taskbar but keep the date?
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  13. Post #3573
    ichiman94's Avatar
    August 2010
    856 Posts
    Some serious shit is happening:
    I don't know why, but ONLY facepunch.com works, any other websites (google, moddb, youtube, imgur etc) doesn't even ping. I can browse this site without any problem but other hosts are somehow blocked or I don't know, but I didn't change any settings, it just happened and I can't solve it.
    Other programs can't reach the internet too.

    Can you help me please?
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  14. Post #3574
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    vexx21322's Avatar
    December 2008
    10,573 Posts
    Check \Windows\System32\drivers\etc\host
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  15. Post #3575
    ichiman94's Avatar
    August 2010
    856 Posts
    It is completely clean (only comments).
    Whatever it was, I cleaned up my startup config and the problem went away.

    Windows is so mighty sometimes.
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  16. Post #3576
    Weighing up my options here, do i double up my HD6950 or get a single GTX670?
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  17. Post #3577
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    Sgt Pringles's Avatar
    April 2008
    2,959 Posts


    Laptop was dropped and is now showing this funky trip whenever you open up the start menu, any ideas?
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  18. Post #3578
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    May 2008
    1,986 Posts
    If I have a case fan that's broken (power cables), can it cause problems to everything else (freezes, strange errors) when plugged in, or will the fan itself just act bad until it dies?
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  19. Post #3579
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    Trekintosh's Avatar
    May 2012
    5,016 Posts


    Laptop was dropped and is now showing this funky trip whenever you open up the start menu, any ideas?
    Is this only when you pop open the start menu, and works fine otherwise?
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  20. Post #3580
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    Sgt Pringles's Avatar
    April 2008
    2,959 Posts
    Is this only when you pop open the start menu, and works fine otherwise?
    The artifacts doesn't show when its displaying just the desktop, only goes crazy when you open the start menu, I'm wondering if something on the mobo was damaged or if the hard drive took a hit when it fell, as it did cartwheel a few meters on its bounce off the floor.
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  21. Post #3581
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    9,807 Posts
    Sounds like the graphics chip is cracked.
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  22. Post #3582
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    Trekintosh's Avatar
    May 2012
    5,016 Posts
    The artifacts doesn't show when its displaying just the desktop, only goes crazy when you open the start menu, I'm wondering if something on the mobo was damaged or if the hard drive took a hit when it fell, as it did cartwheel a few meters on its bounce off the floor.
    Could you try running something intensive on it, a game of some sort? That should be most telling.
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  23. Post #3583


    Any good guys?

    (HDDs would come out my old system, so no need to buy as well as optical drives)
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  24. Post #3584
    Place a message on my profile stating how you feel towards me. (obligatory: scriptkiddy destroyer)
    Turing's Avatar
    March 2012
    4,401 Posts


    Any good guys?

    (HDDs would come out my old system, so no need to buy as well as optical drives)
    what gpu are you using?

    nevermind I'm blind.

    maybe a stronger PSU so you can SLI later?
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  25. Post #3585
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    Yumyumbublegum's Avatar
    January 2009
    7,739 Posts
    I need a laptop for college and these are the ones my school is offering, is it worth picking one of these up? Or can someone recommend me a better one. Prices are in USD.

    HP Probook 6560b - $909
    15.6 Inch Display with Webcam
    Intel Core i5-2520M Processor
    Windows 7 64bit
    4GB Memory
    250GB 7200RPM hdd


    HP EliteBook 8760w - $1,654
    17.3 inch display
    i7-2630QM
    Windows 7 64bit
    8GB memory
    500GB 7200rpm hdd
    AMD FirePro M5950

    HP Folio 13 - $999
    13.3 Inch Display
    Intel Core i5-2467M
    Windows 7 64bit
    4GB Memory
    128GB SSD
    Intel HDD Graphics 3000
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  26. Post #3586
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    SataniX's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,635 Posts
    I'd take the Folio 13 personally, since it's an SSD and only 13.3'' screen.
    Travelling to college and back would be easy with that.
    That being said, the Probook is the best value.
    The EliteBook you should only really consider if you're using the FirePro, which you probably won't be unless you're doing animation or other render intensive courses.
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  27. Post #3587
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    Yumyumbublegum's Avatar
    January 2009
    7,739 Posts
    I'd take the Folio 13 personally, since it's an SSD and only 13.3'' screen.
    Travelling to college and back would be easy with that.
    That being said, the Probook is the best value.
    The EliteBook you should only really consider if you're using the FirePro, which you probably won't be unless you're doing animation or other render intensive courses.
    I'm living on campus so size isn't an issue. I can't stand small laptops.
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  28. Post #3588
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    kaine123's Avatar
    February 2010
    9,385 Posts
    Anyone know of some other good voip programs besides Skype?
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  29. Post #3589
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    SataniX's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,635 Posts
    Anyone know of some other good voip programs besides Skype?
    Mumble
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  30. Post #3590
    >implications unpleasant
    xxncxx's Avatar
    June 2008
    10,942 Posts


    What case is this?
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  31. Post #3591
    Dwarfy77's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,398 Posts
    Whats a good, easy virtual machine (or whatever they're called), I'm thinking of switching one of my old laptops to Linux (taking coding classes in the fall, and I want something to mess with), any recommendations?
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  32. Post #3592
    Dennab
    February 2012
    1,191 Posts
    So, I had to reinstall flash player, and everytime I do, I get this error.

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  33. Post #3593
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    DiscoInferno's Avatar
    November 2008
    10,564 Posts
    Could anyone give me a quick guide on how to tell the power of graphics cards? My college sucks to much to actually teach.
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  34. Post #3594
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    SataniX's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,635 Posts
    Could anyone give me a quick guide on how to tell the power of graphics cards? My college sucks to much to actually teach.
    Reviews, essentially.
    That being said you can estimate based on the card.
    AMD cards have 4 figure numbers, e.g.
    6870.

    The first, the 6, is the generation.
    Then you have the class.
    Then finally, the power.
    Essentially, the higher the better - 6970 > 6870 > 6850.
    However, the generation isn't that simple as a low-end card from a newer generation may not beat a top card from the previous generation - for example, a 6970 will still beat a 7750.

    It's the same with Nvidia, really, except with only 3 numbers, e.g. 670
    6 is the generation, then the 70 is the power.
    680 > 670, etc, and the same applies with generations.
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  35. Post #3595
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    DiscoInferno's Avatar
    November 2008
    10,564 Posts
    Reviews, essentially.
    That being said you can estimate based on the card.
    AMD cards have 4 figure numbers, e.g.
    6870.

    The first, the 6, is the generation.
    Then you have the class.
    Then finally, the power.
    Essentially, the higher the better - 6970 > 6870 > 6850.
    However, the generation isn't that simple as a low-end card from a newer generation may not beat a top card from the previous generation - for example, a 6970 will still beat a 7750.

    It's the same with Nvidia, really, except with only 3 numbers, e.g. 670
    6 is the generation, then the 70 is the power.
    680 > 670, etc, and the same applies with generations.
    So AMD 4250 isn't good at all?
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  36. Post #3596
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,600 Posts
    So AMD 4250 isn't good at all?
    Not even close man
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  37. Post #3597
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    DiscoInferno's Avatar
    November 2008
    10,564 Posts
    Not even close man
    No Dragon Age: Origins on a laptop for me then :(
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  38. Post #3598
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,600 Posts
    No Dragon Age: Origins on a laptop for me then :(
    Nope :(

    You should be able to run torchlight and torchlight II (pre order II on steam! it comes with the first one for $20)

    They're both diablo clones but are still awesome in their own ways, and TLII is better than D3 IMO, the beta was super fun
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  39. Post #3599
    BrQ
    Test victim #2
    BrQ's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,861 Posts
    Is there some kind of program that will let me use an irc client (preferably just my mIRC client) inside games? Sometimes I just want to play a game like mount and blade while still being able to see irc without having to alt-tab out...
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  40. Post #3600
    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
    16,100 Posts
    use your phone
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