1. Post #2681
    Big Ben's Avatar
    December 2009
    11,616 Posts
    So I'm gonna be modding an old Antec 300 I have, and I was wondering if there was a way to take the mobo-tray out so I don't have to reach into the case to cut out holes.
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  2. Post #2682
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,508 Posts
    Probably a question that has been asked before, but I'm too lazy to search it. I've noticed that the price of SSD's has gone down (considerably I believe) just in the past few months. Last time I looked was around christmas and I'm pretty sure there's been a massive price drop as the 128GB Crucial M4 is now $140 as opposed to somewhere in the $200's if I recall correctly.

    Anyways, I would really like one to just have Photoshop, some games, and other apps on as well as Windows 7. Would I be stupid to buy one soon or is there some trend that says that these prices will drop noticably more in the next 2 or 3 months?
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  3. Post #2683
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    October 2007
    21,648 Posts
    What would be the best UPS in the ~$100 range?
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  4. Post #2684
    martijnp3000's Avatar
    December 2007
    827 Posts
    Probably a question that has been asked before, but I'm too lazy to search it. I've noticed that the price of SSD's has gone down (considerably I believe) just in the past few months. Last time I looked was around christmas and I'm pretty sure there's been a massive price drop as the 128GB Crucial M4 is now $140 as opposed to somewhere in the $200's if I recall correctly.

    Anyways, I would really like one to just have Photoshop, some games, and other apps on as well as Windows 7. Would I be stupid to buy one soon or is there some trend that says that these prices will drop noticably more in the next 2 or 3 months?
    I think that, because the first SSD's just dropped below the €1 per GB, it is definitely worth it.
    You get an amazing performance boost. I honestly would buy one, before the something like the Taiwan floods will bump up the prices, and then the market keeping it's prices high.
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  5. Post #2685
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    ica|kvantum's Avatar
    August 2008
    3,804 Posts
    What can I say so a friend can wait 5-6 days for the new intel CPU?

    He is crazy for a new computer and he can't wait those day. Is there anything I can say to make him wait?
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  6. Post #2686
    That Dog
    Ehmmett's Avatar
    March 2009
    12,820 Posts
    "Better performance"
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  7. Post #2687
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    ica|kvantum's Avatar
    August 2008
    3,804 Posts
    "Better performance"
    Tried that but we stoppet talk last night so we are on a hold or what to say.
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  8. Post #2688
    Surma's Avatar
    September 2010
    519 Posts
    I have a few questions about server hardware:
    If you run a multi-purpose server (game/web/file/git/VoIP/VPN/random crazy antics/answering machine for home telephone (the fun you can do with a modem)) seeing limited usage, but being online 24-7 and plan on upgrading, should you opt for the (apparently) more reliable and durable Xeon/Opteron CPUs or go for the ordinary desktop CPUs?
    I don't want the CPU to die after a year, but do I need to worry about this?
    This also extends to other hardware, like mobo/memory(expensive server memory or ordinary desktop memory)/PSU(someone told me I need a high quality PSU and recommended the "core" series of XFX) and such.
    Basically, can I build a server like a desktop without a GPU or do I need to make special considerations?
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  9. Post #2689
    If the CPU dies after a year, it's a bad chip. Xeon would be more robust with ECC memory and usually the boards are more reliable, but you wouldn't see a difference in the CPU itself.
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  10. Post #2690
    ichiman94's Avatar
    August 2010
    855 Posts
    I have a pretty serious problem:
    Everytime after 1-3 restart of computer, EVERY openGL apps doesn't work no matter what I do, but if I reinstall the latest nVidia drivers, then it works, but after 1-3 restarts it doesn't work again.

    Minecraft crashlog says:
    Code:
     OpenGL: null version null, null
    java.lang.IllegalStateException: glGetString(GL_VERSION) returned null - possibly caused by missing current context.
    Also Blender crashes and other openGL based apps too, but Direct3D based apps work fine, what the hell is happening with drivers/openGL?

    specs:
    Intel Celeron D 330 2,66 GHZ
    two 1 GB Ram
    inno3D Geforce 6600 256 MB
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
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  11. Post #2691
    martijnp3000's Avatar
    December 2007
    827 Posts
    I have a problem with installing Windows 7 on my SSD, it keeps stopping the install with the error: "Windows could not set the offline locale information". Any ideas on how to fix this?
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  12. Post #2692
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    Mitsuma's Avatar
    April 2007
    836 Posts
    Is it worth to upgrade from an AMD X6 1090T to an Intel i5-2500K?
    (Just for gaming.)
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  13. Post #2693
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Not really.
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  14. Post #2694
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    benjgvps's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,518 Posts
    I'm thinking about making a Kijiji post about my computer repair services, though first I'm looking at a way to keep track of the computers that come through here. Some sort of database that I could configure to take down the customer's name, phone number, computer's model, pictures, part invoices, some comments, ect.

    I would prefer if it was web based (I have a server that I could host it on if needed), so I could access it from my phone.
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  15. Post #2695
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,834 Posts
    I'm thinking about making a Kijiji post about my computer repair services, though first I'm looking at a way to keep track of the computers that come through here. Some sort of database that I could configure to take down the customer's name, phone number, computer's model, pictures, part invoices, some comments, ect.

    I would prefer if it was web based (I have a server that I could host it on if needed), so I could access it from my phone.
    just make a google doc with a form

    Edited:

    oh my I have a title
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  16. Post #2696
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    benjgvps's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,518 Posts
    just make a google doc with a form

    Edited:

    oh my I have a title
    That might work, though I would prefer something that I could attach files to. And if I recall, it outputs everything into a spreadsheet, which won't really look nice with a lot of text (I take fairly detailed notes). It could work if I can't find another option, thanks.
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  17. Post #2697
    ADT
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    January 2010
    4,527 Posts
    Do you guys know when the AMD Trinity APUs are coming out? Heard it was around June, but I'm not sure.
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  18. Post #2698
    Place a message on my profile stating how you feel towards me. (obligatory: scriptkiddy destroyer)
    Turing's Avatar
    March 2012
    4,368 Posts
    i want to get gold or a title before the boostar ends but i have no money


    oh well
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  19. Post #2699
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    9,789 Posts
    don't get gold, it's shit
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  20. Post #2700
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    Hattiwatti's Avatar
    October 2007
    2,278 Posts
    Looking for a new MoBo to go with a 3770K, RAM (8-12GB), and a new PSU.
    Budget 500 (flexible), including the 3770K. Planning to buy them on Monday, when they start selling Ivy Bridge.
    Any suggestions?
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  21. Post #2701
    Are their any SATA controllers for cheap that have like 8 or more ports? Doesn't have to be nice at all, cheap shit is fine. Just need connections.
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  22. Post #2702
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    Zaldos's Avatar
    April 2010
    355 Posts
    Okay, so about 2 months ago I managed to spill some water on my laptop. This stopped the battery from being usable and charging so I though the water must have broken the battery. Last week I order a new battery which doesn't seem to be charging at all. I have left it on for 18.5 hours straight with the laptop off but plugged in and "charging" but it's not charging at all however it can run off of the battery (though not for long as it's on 7% and shuts itself down when that low) . The battery indicator which looks half full keeps blinking on and off and the full battery indicator is rapidly blinking every so often. These indicators are on the case not the screen. Is it possible the water has broken a transformer inside of the laptop and so it cannot utilize it to power the battery to charge it and can only take power instead?
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  23. Post #2703
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    vexx21322's Avatar
    December 2008
    10,551 Posts
    Quick question, hopefully a quick answer.

    I change my stock 1333 (or 666) 9-9-9-24 (dual channel) ram to 800 (or 400) 6-6-6-16.

    Is this better in any way or would it be better go to back, or, is there something closer to what I'm at now that would further improve anything?
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  24. Post #2704
    :smugspike:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    1,345 Posts
    just make a google doc with a form

    Edited:

    oh my I have a title
    frequenters of sensationalist headlines don't really have their heads screwed on correctly, so be at peace knowing all ~70 of your dumbs were delivered by fish-brained idiots.

    Edited:

    Quick question, hopefully a quick answer.

    I change my stock 1333 9-9-9-24 (dual channel) ram to 400 6-6-6-16.

    Is this better in any way or would it be better go to back, or, is there something closer to what I'm at now that would further improve anything?
    do you mean you went from 650 to 400 or do you mean you went from 650 to 200?

    Edited:

    because if you did the latter then you have made a terrible mistake.
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  25. Post #2705
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    December 2008
    10,551 Posts
    frequenters of sensationalist headlines don't really have their heads screwed on correctly, so be at peace knowing all ~70 of your dumbs were delivered by fish-brained idiots.

    Edited:



    do you mean you went from 650 to 400 or do you mean you went from 650 to 200?

    Edited:

    because if you did the latter then you have made a terrible mistake.
    Whoops, I meant I went from 1333 (dual channel) to 800 (dual channel)
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  26. Post #2706
    :smugspike:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    1,345 Posts
    so you went from 650 (actually 666.5, I am just rounding) to 400
    that's alright I suppose, but I should have mentioned that you'd probably still get higher performance with the Frequency of 1333(666.5) than having a slightly lower latency.

    Edited:

    don't quote me on that/correct me if I am wrong but I am relatively certain.
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  27. Post #2707
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    December 2008
    10,551 Posts
    so you went from 650 (actually 666.5, I am just rounding) to 400
    that's alright I suppose, but I should have mentioned that you'd probably still get higher performance with the Frequency of 1333(666.5) than having a slightly lower latency.

    Edited:

    don't quote me on that/correct me if I am wrong but I am relatively certain.
    I know how to overclock a gpu and cpu fine, but I know barely anything about ram overclocking. From what I read, you want as tight of timings as possible, but I'm not sure of where the balance between fsb and timings comes in.
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  28. Post #2708
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    Akasori's Avatar
    August 2008
    4,083 Posts
    Question about overclocking my GTX 460. I can raise the core clock to 810MHz before artifacts start appearing in my games (BF3 mostly).
    Is there anything I can do about it?
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  29. Post #2709
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Raise the voltage, keep an eye on the temperatures though.
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  30. Post #2710
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    vexx21322's Avatar
    December 2008
    10,551 Posts
    Question about overclocking my GTX 460. I can raise the core clock to 810MHz before artifacts start appearing in my games (BF3 mostly).
    Is there anything I can do about it?
    Over-volting, but that gets dangerous and you run the risk of damaging your card.
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  31. Post #2711
    Quick question, hopefully a quick answer.

    I change my stock 1333 (or 666) 9-9-9-24 (dual channel) ram to 800 (or 400) 6-6-6-16.

    Is this better in any way or would it be better go to back, or, is there something closer to what I'm at now that would further improve anything?
    Actually, believe it or not, that *increased* your latencies.

    CAS latencies are listed in terms of clock cycles, so decreasing the clock speed makes each one larger. At 400 MHz, a latency of 6-6-6-16 is equal to a latency of 12-12-12-32 at 800MHz. In both cases, that's 15 nanoseconds of latency.

    At 666MHz, a 9-9-9 latency equates to 13.5 nanoseconds.

    Congratulations, you've managed to lower both your total bandwidth AND increase your latencies.

    If you think you actually need lower latency at the expense of nearly half your bandwidth, see if you can get it down to 5-5-5-15. That would actually be a net latency improvement (13.5ns -> 12.5ns). But you could also get that at 666MHz with 8-8-8 latencies (13.5ns -> 12.0ns), without sacrificing any bandwidth performance.
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  32. Post #2712
    Dennab
    May 2011
    564 Posts
    If I get random pixel artifacts on screen, stretched models in games misplaced and odd-coloured textures, is it 100% fucked up/roasted graphics card?
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  33. Post #2713
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    May 2010
    2,368 Posts
    how much do you think I can get for this laptop?
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  34. Post #2714
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,834 Posts
    Question about overclocking my GTX 460. I can raise the core clock to 810MHz before artifacts start appearing in my games (BF3 mostly).
    Is there anything I can do about it?
    You have to be careful, but raising the voltage is how. Make sure there are heatsinks on the Mosfets, some manufacturers remove them. If there isn't, you're going to break the card at anything over 1.012v
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  35. Post #2715
    milktree's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,200 Posts
    im running a quadfire setup ( two 6990s) and in nearly every game i have been playing recently (crysis 2, crysis 1, and battlefield 3 for example) the msi afterburner OSD shows that GPU usage for all four cards never really goes above 60% and usually just sits at 30%. i have a 2600k @ 4.7 so i doubt bottlenecking is an issue and I'm thinking its the drivers ( 12.4 and 12.3 CAP 1). does anyone know if there any any drivers available that are better suited for quadfire ?
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  36. Post #2716
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    gaboer's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,801 Posts
    Windows install is being weird and taking a long time to do anything, and is usually stuck at preparing to uninstall or installing.
    What do
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  37. Post #2717
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    How much do you think this would sell for, to both a literate and non-literate.

    1090T @ 4jiggas
    6870 with icy vision cooler
    M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    8gb XM3 1333mhz
    Be Quiet! 630w modular
    H60 in push/pull with two silent Fractal 1600rpm fans
    Cooler master 690 II Lite
    Two three blue LED spectres
    Nesteq FanMax
    Windows 7

    I was thinking, 500-600 to a literate, maybe a grand to an illiterate? Not too certain though.
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  38. Post #2718
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    15,834 Posts
    im running a quadfire setup ( two 6990s) and in nearly every game i have been playing recently (crysis 2, crysis 1, and battlefield 3 for example) the msi afterburner OSD shows that GPU usage for all four cards never really goes above 60% and usually just sits at 30%. i have a 2600k @ 4.7 so i doubt bottlenecking is an issue and I'm thinking its the drivers ( 12.4 and 12.3 CAP 1). does anyone know if there any any drivers available that are better suited for quadfire ?
    what FPS are you getting
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  39. Post #2719
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    How much do you think this would sell for, to both a literate and non-literate.

    1090T @ 4jiggas
    6870 with icy vision cooler
    M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    8gb XM3 1333mhz
    Be Quiet! 630w modular
    H60 in push/pull with two silent Fractal 1600rpm fans
    Cooler master 690 II Lite
    Two three blue LED spectres
    Nesteq FanMax
    Windows 7

    I was thinking, 500-600 to a literate, maybe a grand to an illiterate? Not too certain though.
    1500 for illiterate, 800 for literate
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  40. Post #2720
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Pounds? That seems a bit high to me.
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