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    Re: Windows 7 and MA770-UD3

    No I didn't use AHCI on installation.

    I know it's possible to change that post-installation though:

    http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-enable-ahci-in-windows-7-rc-after-installation/

    I've just...
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    Windows 7 and MA770-UD3

    Just built a new machine based around the cheap but very nice MA770-UD3 ($60 after rebate, hard to beat that) and while I am very pleased with 99% of the build I am a little disappointed with the...
  3. Anyone else having memory issues on 550G-Pro?

    Just wondering if anyone else is having a similar issue to myself with regards to DDR2 800 DIMMs not wanting to run at 400MHz in this mainboard.

    My other posts regarding this are:
    ...
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    Making memory run at its rated speed

    I just finished upgrading my system and am generally very happy with the results, except for the oddity that my new Corsair DDR2 2GB (2x1) doesn't want to run at 400MHz.

    Originally I just left...
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    Motherboard Hell

    Well I've put off the upgrades for as long as humanly possible, and then some, but the time is here.

    I've settled on every other component to buy except the motherboard. I'm picking up:

    Proc -...
  6. Re: Oh Father, it's been four years since my last build...

    I'm always unsure over picking motherboards. It's typically the last piece of hardware I decide on, simply because it's probably the single most important piece in the system since it plugs into...
  7. Re: Oh Father, it's been four years since my last build...

    Solid advice as always here, thanks guys.

    I spent a lot of time on NewEgg and other sites last night and think I have it nailed down to:

    Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz Socket AM2 ($187 - sweet spot...
  8. Re: Oh Father, it's been four years since my last build...

    Exactly what I needed. Thanks!
  9. Oh Father, it's been four years since my last build...

    ...and this machine is definitely beginning to get a little long in the tooth. I haven't kept up with tech issues as much as I should have so I'm starting a fair bit behind, so hopefully some clever...
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    I don't think I have an S-Video input on the TV...

    I don't think I have an S-Video input on the TV but I will check later. Presumably they will be easily labelled so I can see exactly what we do and don't have.

    Thanks for the reply :)
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    TV out question

    Ok, never played with my TV out before as the TV in the same room as the PC is mostly crappy and is on its way out. I do however have a larger TV in the room next door and have a small hole in the...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I did a full...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I did a full chkdsk checking off those options you mentioned, scan found nothing but again BSOD's in fs_rec.sys at the end of it.

    Tried overwriting my local copy...
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    Annoying BSOD

    Noticed recently (and it seems to have come out of thin air) that after performing a chkdsk in Windows XP, at the point where it finishes the check and attempts to reboot, I always get BSOD. The...
  14. Thread: Seagate woes

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    I did run Seagate's Diagnostic program at the...

    I did run Seagate's Diagnostic program at the same and it said there was a physical error on the drive and it should be replaced.

    The drive itself has been steadily getting worse in the past 36...
  15. Thread: Seagate woes

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    Just found this little gem at Seagate's site: ...

    Just found this little gem at Seagate's site:

    http://www.seagate.com/support/service/faq/adv_drive_replace.html

    I'll apply for an RMA now (I tried just but my drive BSOD'd me again) and then...
  16. Thread: Seagate woes

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    Thanks for the replies. I've got an email off...

    Thanks for the replies.

    I've got an email off to Seagate and I'll see what they say, will probably end up with an RMA but you never know, I might get a bigger drive back, or the next model up...
  17. Thread: Seagate woes

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    Seagate woes

    I believe my hard drive might well be going to see the big platter in the sky.

    Had a couple of fruity Windows errors the past couple of days so ran a chkdsk to see what was going on and found a...
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    Radeon 9500 Pro

    Well, this GeForce3 Ti 200 isn't quite cutting it in PlanetSide recently, so I'm considering a switch, and a Radeon 9500 Pro for $177 at NewEgg (Atlantis Sapphire) is looking too good a deal to be...
  19. I did email Leadtek Tech Support over it but got...

    I did email Leadtek Tech Support over it but got absolutely no reply as that was about 2 months ago.

    I was a little miffed but at the end of the day I bought it for the TV, not the FM. FM would...
  20. I like mine heaps :) Can't get the FM Tuner to...

    I like mine heaps :)

    Can't get the FM Tuner to work (program crashes when you open the Tuner in FM mode) but aside from that I am very happy with it.
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    Live Video Streaming

    Just bought the Leadtek Winfast 2000XP Deluxe TV card from Newegg ($57 + free shipping, nice deal) and I'm really happy with it.

    The only problem is that I can't seem to find out how to do video...
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    The house shaking and a gigantic boom is what...

    The house shaking and a gigantic boom is what woke me up this morning. Some other people in our house saw the shuttle breaking up in the sky...

    Close to home...never thought anything like this...
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    Control Panel.

    Control Panel.
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    Or...

    Or http://www.soyousa.com/downloads/selectresults.php?language=&col1=Proc_AMD+Athlon+XP%2C+T-Bird%2C+Duron&col2=37&col3=Driver
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