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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Choosing the right LCD monitor (guide)

    props goes to NOVA who referred us to this great link, which may very well help you on choosing the best and most suitable LCD monitor for yourself. and here is another link which "the link" refers to **********************.tftcentral.co.uk/ that allows you to input any monitor's model number and be...

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  1. Disk 1 Unknown, Not Initialized

    Hi, My DVD Recorder died, so I took out the HDD Seagate DB35.2 and plugged it in my laptop. I get the above message in disk management. I also tried Knoppix 7.0 but the disk does not show up. My scope is to save the content in the disk and move it to my PC, is it a mission impossible? ...

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    06-27-13 02:16 PM Go to last post
  2. King Kong Marketplace

    Has anyone ever heard of the King Kong Marketplace? If you have or have any experience with it please let me know

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    01-11-13 08:34 PM Go to last post
  3. Acer laptop key sequence to boot?

    I have a friend with an Acer Aspire 5920 laptop and after his niece got a hold of it he now needs to hold the center and right mouse buttons with the power button to turn it on or off (after windows shuts down). Acer says to do a factory restore. Anyone else experience this? Is it a feature that...

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    07-04-12 11:17 AM Go to last post
  4. No response from power button

    I am working on an HP m8000 with an M2N78-LA motherboard. The computer does not respond in any way to the power button. I have a PSU tester and the PSU tests fine, I have bypassed the power button with a screw driver and nothing. I have also replaced the motherboard with an exact replacement and...

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    05-08-12 11:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Laptop backlight inverter problems

    I am working on a friends Dell Insperon 1720 that has a dead backlight inverter. I ordered a replacement, two infact because I like to be sure, and installed it today, got to windows loading screen and the inverter failed. Installed the second one and the same thing happens. They now get into the...

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    04-27-12 03:42 PM Go to last post
  6. Corrupt External Drive

    I have a WD MY Book Essential USB3 3TB hard drive. I use it for backups mostly. I was making a backup on it and I was getting sector read errors so I closed out my backup program and started a disk check on the drive. I did a forced dismount (maybe an oops) and started. After a bit the drive was no...

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    04-18-12 10:21 PM Go to last post
  7. Wait or Buy now?

    I been looking at a few Intel boards and reading around and it sounds like it would almost be best to wait for the new chipsets coming out later this year. Other then using my PC for gaming I also do a lot of work with 3DSmax and Photoshop and Unity. I have no need for intergradted graphics since...

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    02-11-12 07:22 PM Go to last post
  8. PCstats discussion: Blown/faulty capacitors

    We've recently updated our article on blown and leaking motherboard capacitors. This was brought on by a couple of capacitor-related motherboard failures in the office over the last two months. If you've been following the PCstats newsletter, you'll know that Colin's work PC recently suffered this...

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    11-10-11 11:24 AM Go to last post
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  10. Skin Healing Treatment

    It's off topic but anyone know a good treatment for this for my son?

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    11-10-11 10:50 AM Go to last post
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  12. Best Free Beat Making Software?

    Hi everyone. I 've just registered and thought I will make a little offtopic here. If the category is wrong, moderation, please move it to proper forum category. This is my first post on this forum. I would be grateful if somebody could help me with this issue. <a...

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    11-10-11 08:48 AM Go to last post
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    11-10-11 01:01 AM Go to last post
  14. "Universal" Laptop adapters?

    I am in need of a new laptop adapter for a Dell Insperon 1545. The OEM runs at 19.5V 3.34A, making 65 watts. I am looking around at universals and see many 65 watt ones, but the voltage and amperage is all different than OEM. Would it be safe to over/under volt and amp it? Anything I should look...

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    10-20-11 03:08 PM Go to last post
  15. Poll Poll: my pc sucks! i need a new one

    Okay so I've been reading a lot of forums lately on custom pcs because mine has definitely had its day. it barely plays wow anymore so i know that when bf3 comes out that its definitely not going to cut it. so what im wanting to do is build a new gaming computer that can not only play these new...

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    10-20-11 03:04 PM Go to last post
  16. SSD problems and solutions?

    The main problem i have from switching to HDD to SSD is the sheer unreliability of it. Case in point, when a HDD computer system crashes (unrecoverable system lockup or power outage, there is about a 30-40% chance that your data has or has not been corrupted. Reason being that the head retainment...

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    10-20-11 03:02 PM Go to last post
  17. Sound Cards, Is there any need for them anymore?

    I been looking around trying to figure out if sound cards really have any benefit anymore. My current Mobo comes with a small sound set as do most other high end ASUS boards. What I am trying to figure out is if it really will get you any more FPS in games and if for the price it really takes that...

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    10-20-11 02:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Is this stuff worth the asking price used?

    ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard Intel i7950 3.06 GHZ processor Patriot PX7312G2000ELK (3 x 4GB)Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 12GB 480$ for everything

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    10-20-11 02:53 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Why hello.....

    How the devil are you guys???? Its been a bloody long time since I posted here!! What's been happening?? I hope everyone is well and ok?? Loving the new forum layout :)

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    08-14-11 09:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Safe mode - re-bott

    Hi all My work's computer was working fine when I turned it off on Friday, today it won't load at all, nor will it let me open it in any safe mode. The start up repair says it can't fix it and when I did something...not sure which bit it was, it came up with cannot determine file system of...

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    07-25-11 03:25 PM Go to last post
  21. Exclamation Computer will not turn on? Please help!

    Hey all, I really need some help with this one. My computer was working fine. I turned it off and went away for the weekend. When I came back I pressed the power button and it didn't turn on. When I say it didn't turn on I mean no fans started to spin, no HDD's made there noise, nothing happened...

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    07-25-11 11:41 AM Go to last post
  22. Wireless Networking

    Hi guys I know computers but I know very little about networking. I just wanted to know I am looking for a new router for my home networking needs streaming video music files among 4 computers and I have cable internet. So I just wanted to know if buying a new router will increase my internet...

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    07-04-11 10:56 PM Go to last post
  23. What is the ideal laptop?

    Since I was bored I have been reflecting on how a laptop should be and this is what came to mind. Don't think we will be seeing anything like it soon tho. weigh's 3kg at most should not cost anything like over a Ä1000/$1400 no matter what 12-cell battery separate numeral keys (can't...

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    06-24-11 08:04 PM Go to last post
  24. Patriot Memory Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

    Patriot Memory Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review "Patriot's Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 thumb drive can copy an 8.5GB MKV movie file over to a PC in 2 minutes 39 seconds via USB 3.0 port, or about 5 minutes via a USB 2.0 port. By comparison, it takes 7 minutes 33 seconds for an older...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  25. Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

    Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review "Meet the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 motherboard, a non-integrated graphics take on the new Intel Z68 chipset. While the Intel Z68 is reknown for combining the best the Intel P67 & H67 chipsets had to offer in one platform..." READ: ...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  26. Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD

    Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD "With the launch of the Intel Z68 motherboard chipset, Intel also unveiled a novel addition to its Rapid Storage Technology v10.5 disk storage and RAID management tool called Smart Response Technology. What's...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  27. Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives

    Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives "Know... before your hard drive kicks the bucket, taking all your data with it. Clickity-click, time to defuse that dying hard disk!" READ: Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives @ PCSTATS********** <b>Posted under Beginners Guides on...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  28. Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files

    Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files "Batch files can save time by automating actions down to one simple click. A good understanding of what they are, how they work, and how to create your own, is crucial to today's IT force." READ: Beginners Guides: Understanding...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  29. Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard LAN-Party Event

    Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard LAN-Party Event "case you missed it, Gigabyte hosted an exclusive LAN Party in partnership with Canada Computers and the Canadian distributor Supercom a few days ago in Markham for its new line of enthusiast grade G1 Killer gaming motherboards....

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  30. Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt

    Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt "Back in the heyday of text-based operating systems like Unix and DOS, the command prompt was the operating system." READ: Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt @ PCSTATS********** <b>Posted under Beginners Guides on PCSTATS More...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  31. Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death

    Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death "PCSTATS lays out the ground rules to fixing the problems that can cause a Blue Screen of Death. Or, you can just reinstall your ENTIRE PC... it's your choice!" READ: Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  32. ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review

    ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review "The ASUS P7P55D Premium is a good representation of overclocking tools, power saving features and tweaks: TurboV Evo, Hybrid Phase, ExpressGate, MemOK, EPU, Fan Xpert and Stack Cool 3+ in moment. Gamers can install two videocards...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  33. Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained

    Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained "Safe Mode is a powerful tool for fixing problems in Windows, and finally PCstats explains how to actually use it!" READ: Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained @ PCSTATS********** <b>Posted under Beginners Guides on PCSTATS ...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
  34. Intel 6-Series Chipset Recall - Sandy Bridge Intel P67 & H67 (v2.2)

    Intel 6-Series Chipset Recall - Sandy Bridge Intel P67 & H67 (v2.2) "On January 31st 2011, Intel announced a silicon level problem with its latest 6-series motherboard chipsets - the Intel P67 and Intel H67 for 2nd generation Intel Core i5/i7 2xxx series (socket 1155) processors." ...

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    06-09-11 07:40 PM Go to last post
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    06-08-11 03:36 AM Go to last post
  36. Question Help with my first FTP Server?

    Hello All, I want to share all the files on my PC over the internet so that I can access them on the go. I understand that I can do this through setting up a FTP server. I can then access this through the web or a client on my phone. I have also read that its possible to only allow certain users...

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    06-07-11 05:12 AM Go to last post
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    05-26-11 02:56 PM Go to last post
  38. Need advice buying laptop

    Hey all, Its been a while since ive been in the buying arena, 2007 to be exact, but i spilled a full glass of water all over my 2007 Sony VAIO and am in the market yet again. The 07 came with a 6800 Go card and a core duo T7200, 4gigs of ram, 1600x900 res. Looking for something comparable...

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    05-16-11 03:35 AM Go to last post
  39. dll information

    I was just wondering whether anyone knew of a site that has a list of dll files with each dll file explained, error messages related to that particular file, as well as a solutions/steps to fix it. Itís some school work that I need to get done as soon as possible, and it ainít easy to find all the...

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    04-18-11 10:17 PM Go to last post
  40. Want to upgrade...£300 to spend... what will I notice most?

    Hey everyone, I got my first laptop about 6 months back and in comparison to it my desktop just feels slow! I have about £300 pounds to spend on an upgrade but I am not sure how to have the biggest effect on my system. At the moment I have... Intel Core2 Duo 6600 Asus P5W-DH Deluxe GeForce...

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    03-28-11 12:44 PM Go to last post

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