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    Re: New to the laptop world

    My laptop performed way better when I wiped and re-installed the OS with a "Clean" copy using the code that the laptop came with.

    By clean I mean a full Windows CD not the crap ones the...
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    Re: decent HTPC build?

    You really only need a small FAST HDD for the OS, but the 1TB will be a must for the recording drive.

    For performance the OS should be on separate HDD than you record on.
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    Re: Video Card a la mode

    I tend to agree that the PS is not enough and is a problem, also I agree that getting a cheap PS is dangerous. I had a buddy that got a cheap PS and when it crapped out 3 months later he had a ruined...
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    Re: Best laptop for price-performance?

    Go to Dell Outlet site and look at the Scratch and dent or refurbished.

    Awesome laptop deals there.
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  5. Re: Wifes B-Day, time to get her and upgrade HTPC

    Sorry let me resubmit!


    I want a new PVR card not system.

    I know I could buy a new system!

    I have This system and buying an new card, not new system, I have about $120 max to spend, not one...
  6. Wifes B-Day, time to get her and upgrade HTPC

    Ok I have looked at all the different types and well I know the basics, but I want to get the best card for the system below.

    My wife loves her HTPC, but it has a cheap PVR card.

    Her B-day is...
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    Re: so, how close is linux?

    Try Open Office, works in Windows and Linux.

    You will not need to pay for M$ Office ever again!
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    Re: Were to get a 7pin S-Video adapter?

    Yes nVidia 7900GS 256mb card, I was looking for one that did all 3, I have one for my HTPC that came with that card, but being used buy the HTPC and my wife would be PISSED if I took her toy away :)
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    7pin S-video for laptop

    thought I posted it here, but did in Video section.

    Please take a look and if you can help.

    Thanks

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=462683
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    Were to get a 7pin S-Video adapter?

    Since work has me on the road sometimes now and many of the hotels are getting nicer TV's in the rooms but the movies are either crap or not wanting to spend $5 for movies I already own to watch on...
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    Re: New “Budget” PVR build

    I thought you were putting in 4gb ram not just one gb??

    Vista 64 really is not that great until you head over 4gb ram.
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    Re: Cameras in DTV converters is a hoax:

    Guy just wanted his 15 min of FAKE fame.
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    Re: Need laptop opinions

    Also remember that if you get a laptop that uses "Shared" memory not "Dedicated" memory that you take away from system that memory you set aside for graphics.

    A card with 128mb dedicated is min...
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    Re: My good ol' vid card is dying :(

    Just an FYI...

    My 9800 Pro was dieing I thought and it was the heat sink.

    The fan was sticking and it made the thermal compound melt away.

    I bought this:
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  15. Re: issues with new ATI 3850, anyone know wahts up?

    You have to use special drivers for the AGP version.

    The default drivers fro ATI do not play well with AGP anymore (known Issue)

    What 3850 did you get?? (manufacture)

    I have the SAPPHIRE -...
  16. Re: ATI Drivers (3650AGP) No Where To be Found

    I know that Sapphire does a pretty good job of keeping up on special drivers for the 3850 AGP

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/support/drivers.php..

    Not sure if ASUS is different and would not...
  17. Re: XFX Radeons to be Available January 5th - yeah, that soon.

    Too cool.

    I love my XFX cards, but hate that they were only nVidia. Been waiting a long time for an ATI from them
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    Re: is there an honest prepaid provided

    Lenny looks like their coverage is really limited (as most are, Net10 and tracfone better here) so what ever you choose be sure to look at coverage areas since they are not the same as normal cell...
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    Re: is there an honest prepaid provided

    I only need 140 min or so.

    Net10 has a $15 per month plan, a lot cheaper since I don't need "unlimited" and $15 the best deal you can find for low use and only $0.10 per min and $0.05 per text.
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  20. Re: screwed by viewsonic. $258 monitor for a $471 one?

    Well I have 2 View Sonic's, one a 19" LCD and the other a 21" Graphics series CRT.

    I paid over $750 for the 21" 3 years ago, today "IF" you could find one they would be $450 tops, and the 19" lcd...
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    Laptop cooling devices

    So my new Laptop has a 7900 nVidia card that puts out some heat, has a big fan under the laptop and half the left side is copper fins discharge for the air.

    Still gets really warm.

    Anyone using...
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    Re: CentOS 5 for Desktop

    I use it on one of my systems as the Desktop, does everything my Win-XP Pro does but faster.

    Have not used it much for gaming or media, but for email, word processor and web surfing works great....
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    Re: Beware the Seagate 1.5 TB hard drive.

    Ya I think if I need that much space I will use multiple drives. I hate to loose that much data with one drive (never trust backups, just hope they work is my motto)
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    Re: Drivers for ATI 9700 Mobile

    I bet it is the ATI driver issue with AGP.

    This is for the 764 socket laptop right?

    I know that my 9800Pro would not work right with the new drivers so I had to do the fix at ATI site (AGP...
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    Re: Another LAPTOP question

    Just a heads up....

    WH would not play on the system (video errors - "non-compatible video device")

    I ended up getting this instead, was alittle higher in price, but not that much (had to beg...
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