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    Re: ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Build

    Looking at your setup I'm not sure a Xigmatech Passive cooler is going to cut it in a P182 case for a Q9550. I think that could be your stability issue right there.
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    Re: Hard lock in Vista 64/A780GM-A

    I had all kinds of issues when I reviewed this board, with it not reading the ram spd timings correctly, and randomly assigning different timings on boot, with some brands of ram. It helps to...
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    Re: Maximus formula hangs during bootup

    The fans seem to die early in them. Otherwise itís been good for my home rig too.
  4. Thread: voltage question

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    Re: voltage question

    You could also invest in a good CPU cooler, that facilitates the temperature drop your seeking. Good air coolers start at around $20.00 and if you select the right one, it can provide even quieter...
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    Re: ECS KN3 SLI2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SL

    Thatís pretty much the niche market for this board. Stock 590 SLI performances on the cheap. Some areas are left a little wanting to keep the price low. Including as dangtx pointed out aluminum not...
  6. Re: [Question] About ASUS P5PE-VM P865G MotherBoard

    According to Newegg specs it does:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131029
  7. Thread: Hacked Bios

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    Re: Hacked Bios

    Whats the hack for? The double reboot issue?
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    Re: Active Directory question

    LOL, what he said.
  9. Poll: Re: Toshiba HD-A2 vs. High-end computer as an HD-DVD player?

    Here is where an htpc would shine imho. As drive technology gets better, you only have to switch out an optical drive in your htpc to take advantage of the new benefits (i.e. a faster drive that...
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    Re: Another podcast: #6 is ready!

    Great summary on the computex coverage, in an easy to listen to format.
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    Re: Looking for a EP-AF590SLI2; Where to get?

    The whine of the chipset cooler on that board is going to drive you nuts, the loudest fan inside the case by far.
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    Re: DS3 / X-Fi Problems

    Did you try backing off your oc? Did it make a difference when you did so?

    Edit: Did you give this a go. openalweax.exe
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    Re: DS3 / X-Fi Problems

    I have never had issues with the creative cards and the Intel biased boards. I play the bf series all the time myself. It is a large jump in quality if youíre a gamer imo.
  14. Thread: Lol Bd51

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    Re: Lol Bd51

    Tag
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    Re: Windows Vista Rant: two weeks and counting

    Yeah, I worked for a retail chain doing computer service when XP hit. We used to get people coming in all the time, mad at us because manufactures didn't want to go back three generations of product...
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    Re: Windows Vista Rant: two weeks and counting

    I jumped right in on the XP boat, and remember a large number of issues then too. So I pretty much have the attitude that I'm happy with XP. Until something forces the upgrade. Halo 2 maybe.
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    Re: Abit AW9D-MAX review.

    Already addressed, I noted I didn't have one at the time of the review. Secondly doesn't mean we have had the board that long.:)
  18. Thread: Asus P4v800d-x?

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    Re: Asus P4v800d-x?

    I guessing youíre trying to do a video upgrade. The via biased boards have always been a little flakey for me on the Intel side. I would suggest saving up until you can perform more of a total system...
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    Re: 4 GB on P5N32E SLI

    That is a loaded system. Have you ever gone into the bios and checked to see what the voltage rails are reading? Are they within a 10% tolerance? Have you tried upping your ddr2 voltage? Have you...
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    Re: asus p5b northbridge temps???

    Welcome to the boards. Sometimes temps can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer depending on where they tend to place the temperature probe. Asus also uses a passive heatsink on the board. What...
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    Re: Problem with New System

    Hello, yes if your DDR2 is rated for 2.0 run it at that voltage. Even though the JEDEC spec for DD2 voltage is 1.8 most hi performance DDR2 requires the 2.0 range to run in a stable condition. As...
  22. Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared

    I have been wondering about Vista gaming performance, as I have been holding off upgrading until I know if I could play games. Ryan did put up an article on it.

    Link

    Looks like I'm waiting for...
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    Re: Unknown PCI Device appearing - DS3

    Disable the SATA controllers you are not using. Also some boards with monitoring software will have an unknown device listed in device manager until you install that manufactures monitoring software....
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    Re: Decided on an Abit AB9 Quad GT...

    The build quality of abit has slipped somewhat. The review of the AB9 Pro was quite the headache. Reviewers of the board felt my same pain around the web as well. I generally recommend Asus these...
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    Abit AW9D-MAX review.

    Leave any comments questions for me here.:)
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