1. Post #1281
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    AshMan55's Avatar
    July 2006
    10,259 Posts
    Does anyone know what the models numbers for Samsung monitors stand for

    Example:
    S24B300H
    S24A450BW

    The 24 means 24 inch but what's everything else mean?
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  2. Post #1282
    I love Scandinavians and Ducks
    Thechuz1337's Avatar
    August 2007
    4,176 Posts
    I've been having problems on my PC for months now, but it's getting worse and I have coursework to do.
    My PC will freeze for a few seconds before resuming if I download something, it freezes more commonly if I download and play music at the same time, which is nearly impossible because the freezing makes the music screech before resuming. Now the PC is freezing all together making me have to reboot the bastard, then sometimes it doesn't even get to the boot screen, or it will get stuck on 'Boot Ready'. Sometimes it'll just restart itself, and startup repair pretty much said it cant fix the problem.

    What sounds to be the cause? A faulty HDD? I thought this due to the temporary freezes occuring whilst downloading, what about the motherboard? Any suggestions on what is causing this?
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  3. Post #1283
    PLAY IT LOUD!!!
    K3inMitl3id's Avatar
    February 2010
    2,875 Posts
    What cpu would you pair up with a GTS 250? Take note that I am on an extremely tight budget and would barely go beyond $125, and maybe $150.

    Would these do fine?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103945
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103911

    Is anyone able to find something that is the price range of the above 2 cpu's, yet would work with a motherboard with DDR2 ram?
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  4. Post #1284
    Thanks for the help guys.
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  5. Post #1285
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,607 Posts
    What cpu would you pair up with a GTS 250? Take note that I am on an extremely tight budget and would barely go beyond $125, and maybe $150. Would these do fine? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103945 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103911 Is anyone able to find something that is the price range of the above 2 cpu's, yet would work with a motherboard with DDR2 ram?
    either of those are fine, there are still some am2/2+/am3 boards that use ddr2.
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  6. Post #1286
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    May 2010
    2,374 Posts
    Is the OCZ ZS 750W Power Supply good?
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  7. Post #1287
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,811 Posts
    reposting
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  8. Post #1288
    martijnp3000's Avatar
    December 2007
    832 Posts
    Corsair's fine as a PSU supplier.

    As for the OCZ, I have no idea, I have not owned them.
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  9. Post #1289
    Turbo Dyke
    .Lain's Avatar
    June 2010
    20,987 Posts
    reposting
    What is that powering?
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  10. Post #1290
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,811 Posts
    What is that powering?
    An i5, about four or five hard drives, and soon two GTX 670s but for now two 6870s.
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  11. Post #1291
    Turbo Dyke
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    June 2010
    20,987 Posts
    That should be fine, I believe.
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  12. Post #1292
    Mr Jazz
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    January 2009
    38,811 Posts
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  13. Post #1293
    PLAY IT LOUD!!!
    K3inMitl3id's Avatar
    February 2010
    2,875 Posts
    Ok, so should I go with the X3 or the X4?
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  14. Post #1294
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,972 Posts
    What cpu would you pair up with a GTS 250? Take note that I am on an extremely tight budget and would barely go beyond $125, and maybe $150.

    Would these do fine?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103945
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103911

    Is anyone able to find something that is the price range of the above 2 cpu's, yet would work with a motherboard with DDR2 ram?
    these are two different sockets
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  15. Post #1295
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    November 2010
    449 Posts
    Okay, so pretty much neither my OS or BIOS recognizes my DVD drive. And the green LED light on the drive itself blinks every second continuously. At one point I used the pin to open the drive and remove the disc, and then the DVD drive worked, but I think it froze the computer and on reboot the drive stopped working again. I haven't tried unplugging and replugging the drive cables yet, but if that didn't fix the problem, this most likely means the drive is fucked, I suppose?
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  16. Post #1296
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    October 2007
    3,695 Posts
    It's possible to run two monitors on this card, right?

    And any idea on how it compares to integrated HD4200 graphics? I can't make sense of these benchmarking websites.
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  17. Post #1297
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    tratzzz's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,282 Posts
    The cart you sent was empty..
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  18. Post #1298
    Switch(config)#
    MTMod's Avatar
    October 2007
    3,695 Posts
    Sorry... derp.

    Meant to link to the product page. Fix'd.

    Also congrats on 3,000 posts :D
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  19. Post #1299
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  20. Post #1300
    Mr Jazz
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    January 2009
    38,811 Posts
    get the corsair
    Just got home with it.
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  21. Post #1301
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    May 2011
    879 Posts
    Are hard drives compatible with any motherboard?
    EX: I'm getting a new HD cuz I need a new upgrade. Would any HD work with an AGP motherboard?
    I'm hoping there won't be a compatibility issue.
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  22. Post #1302
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    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,972 Posts
    Are hard drives compatible with any motherboard?
    EX: I'm getting a new HD cuz I need a new upgrade. Would any HD work with an AGP motherboard?
    I'm hoping there won't be a compatibility issue.
    For desktop computers there's IDE and SATA HDD. New HDD are SATA, you most likely have an IDE hard drive currently installed, but your motherboard may have SATA ports.

    they will look something like this, colours don't matter.
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  23. Post #1303
    DustySheep's Avatar
    May 2011
    879 Posts
    SO with Speccy, where would I have the kind of slot my mobo has?
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  24. Post #1304
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    February 2011
    5,484 Posts
    SO with Speccy, where would I have the kind of slot my mobo has?
    It should tell you what type of connection your HDD is using.
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  25. Post #1305
    DustySheep's Avatar
    May 2011
    879 Posts
    And it's IDE or SATA?
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  26. Post #1306
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    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,972 Posts
    or just open it up and look, you'll have to when you install it anyways
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  27. Post #1307
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    lavacano's Avatar
    October 2008
    14,508 Posts
    or just open it up and look, you'll have to when you install it anyways
    If you do go this way

    if your hard drive has a big wide ribbon cable going out of it then it's an IDE drive
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  28. Post #1308
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    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,972 Posts
    doesnt matter what your current HDD is (it's IDE most likely) it's possible to have both
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  29. Post #1309
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    November 2007
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    doesnt matter what your current HDD is (it's IDE most likely) it's possible to have both
    In fact it is IDE and your motherboard has SATA, it's way better to get a SATA, not just because it's faster but because boards that have both generally have a really cheap IDE channel.
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  30. Post #1310
    Glod Menber
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    January 2011
    3,249 Posts
    weren't IDEs phased out in 03?

    in that case, your mobo/computer is probably really old
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  31. Post #1311
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Looking for a condenser microphone and stand/shock mount for my desk, any ideas?
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  32. Post #1312
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    November 2007
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    weren't IDEs phased out in 03?

    in that case, your mobo/computer is probably really old
    Yeah, IDE drives were. Mobos still come with IDE sometimes.
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  33. Post #1313
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    December 2009
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    weren't IDEs phased out in 03?

    in that case, your mobo/computer is probably really old
    I bought a computer (shun me) in 2008 that used IDE
    the drive was a whopping 120gb, the processor was some unmentionable AMD single core, and it had a gig of ram. (On windows vista!!!!!!!)
    the only good thing about it was the motherboard's ATI IGP (I don't know the name but it ran source great, so it wasn't totally useless to me)
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  34. Post #1314
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    July 2008
    3,613 Posts
    Is there any difference between a PCI sound card vs a PCI-E x1 sound card?
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  35. Post #1315
    :smugspike:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    1,345 Posts
    Is there any difference between a PCI sound card vs a PCI-E x1 sound card?
    afaik PCIe1 is faster
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  36. Post #1316
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    April 2007
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    Is there any difference between a PCI sound card vs a PCI-E x1 sound card?
    It's of little consequence, PCIe is faster (even at 1x). I'd get the PCIe one but ultimately its a matter of space on your mobo for future upgrades.

    By getting the PCIe one you're supporting the phase-out of the obsolete PCI format.

    Edited:

    Also worth noting that I think you can plug 1x into larger PCIe slots, but don't quote me on that.
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  37. Post #1317

    April 2011
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    It's of little consequence, PCIe is faster (even at 1x). I'd get the PCIe one but ultimately its a matter of space on your mobo for future upgrades.

    By getting the PCIe one you're supporting the phase-out of the obsolete PCI format.

    Edited:

    Also worth noting that I think you can plug 1x into larger PCIe slots, but don't quote me on that.
    You can plug 1x into bigger PCIe slots. In fact you cam plug any PCIe thing into any size PCIe slot. You can even cut the end off a PCIe 1x on your mobo off and put a graphics card in it, or cut the pins off the graphics card and put it in the 1x slot.
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  38. Post #1318
    Glod Menber
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    June 2008
    4,503 Posts
    What the fuck



    help please
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  39. Post #1319
    Switch(config)#
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    October 2007
    3,695 Posts
    It's possible to run two monitors on this card, right?

    And any idea on how it compares to integrated HD4200 graphics? I can't make sense of these benchmarking websites.
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  40. Post #1320
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    May 2010
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    It's possible to run two monitors on this card, right?

    And any idea on how it compares to integrated HD4200 graphics? I can't make sense of these benchmarking websites.
    Yeah you can easily run 2 monitors off that, and I'd say it's a bit better than the HD4200
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