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    Autorun worm!

    My pc got infected with something my av calls an autorun worm. I did the usual thing in safe mode, and got rid of it. But today i go and plug in my external hard drive, and boom virus warning again. It must've spread to the external hard drive and back onto my pc now. So it got me thinking...
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    Thermalright LGA775 BOLT-THRU Kit

    I accidentally ordered 2 Bolt thru kits with my last NCIX order :( You should be able to use it on any "lga755 ready" heatsink. It provides a more secure mounting mechanism as opposed to push pins, and as a result lower temps (usually). So I'm looking to trade it for something I need. I was...
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    reseting laptop bios

    I'm fixing a laptop for someone. Every time it turns on it asks for a bios password. Seeing as I can't get into the OS, I downloaded the manual and re-seated the RTC battery. I tried it right after and it still asked for a password, so I figured it must be unplugged for longer. I googled it and...
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    audio over dvi?

    I want to run a hdmi cable from the computer to the tv (in the soon-to-be completed basement). I have an 3850, so I will have to use a dvi-hdmi adapter. It just hit me that I'm not going to be able to get audio from that am I? So that leaves me with optical vs coaxial (from my ds3l). Any...
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    desktop shortcuts loosing icons

    I installed firefox 3 beta 5 a few days ago and after i uninstalled the last version of firefox (2.x) the icon image disappeared on my desktop. I can get it back by killing explorer and starting it again but its a little annoying. It goes away whenever i restart. I took a screenshot to show you...
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    folding@home with 3850

    Ive finally gotten around to start folding@home but im just trying to figure somethings out. In the faqs, it says that using your gpu can increase your producation 30x?! Seems like a no brainer but it says that catalyst 6.1 is the best for it? Im running 8.3 and there was supposed to be a...
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    catalyst 8.2 & drivercleaner

    Im looking to update my display drivers to 8.2, but im not sure what the best way to do it is. Some people swear by driver cleaner and say that it is necessary to run it between driver installations. Others say that it delets needed files and corrupts systems. What do you think? And how do you...
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    avi to good quality playback on dvd player

    I have a couple avi files that im planning on burning to dvd to watch on the tv. I was going to just convert them to the standard dvd format, but i read that this would result is a large decrease in quality (makes sense). It also said a better way to do this would be to burn a divx dvd and turn...
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    rail fusion and psu problem

    I put together a new system and the first time i powered it on, I noticed the rail fusion light went on on the back of the psu. I found this kind of wierd becuase it shouldn't be using that much power (the psu has 4 12v rails that are supposed to work at 20amps each. When the load is too high...
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    chosing a video card

    Im trying to decide between three cards... 3850 256mb @ 190 8800 256mb @ 214 3850 512mb @ 224 (prices in CAD btw) the other thing im trying to figure out is at what resolution ill be running on. My monitor doesn't support high resolutions so im not sure if 512mb of memory would make a...
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    720p and hdcp

    I'm going to be building a new computer soon, and assuming all the necessary parts are hdcp compliant would I be able to watch 720p video files? Or does it not even matter on pc? The other thing is that my monitor only has a vga connection to hook up from the computer. Would 720p make a...
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    new build?

    Im thinking about building a new system and here are some specs I was playing around with. This is the first time im going to try to build so suggest and comment please :) I realize intel price drops are coming(?) so I will probably hold off until then. The prices in the image are in Canadian...
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    monitor "out of range" on bootup

    I recently installed ubuntu and am dual booting it with xp. At times during bootup (before and after grub bootloader) my monitor shows me a flickering "out of range" message. It shows resolution, and vertical/horizontal frequencies, but I cant see what they are because its flickering so fast...
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    slvr cg1 edit

    Does anyone know how to change the shortcut to lock the phones keypad? I have to press menu-star and its annoying. How would i change it to lets say star-star? I've been told you have to edit the cg1 but there doesn't seem to be instructions anywhere. thanks Matt
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    Formatting iPod

    I ran into some troubles with my ipod and i have to format it.. The way apple tells me to do it doesnt work (through itunes). I know theres a way to format it through command prompt but im not sure how. Can someone tell me? Thanks Matt I sent my ipod in for service expecting to get a new one...
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    Moto Slvr driver problems

    I was getting ready to mod my slvr and was installing usb drivers. I was following the instructions on this page but didn't read the very bottom. I ended up installing only 1 of the 5 drivers required. When the rest of the prompts came up to install the other drivers , I simply cancled them.It...
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    Theme and Downloads

    I have 2 differnet problems. I installed a new theme yesterday, but I noticed that some of the letters or even words in message boxes or buttons were missing. Is this a problem with the theme? See screenshot below :) The other problem that I have is that whenever I'm downloading something...
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    Event Viewer

    Everytime I turn on my computer, these 2 errors appear in event viewer under system: AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0xcf8), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor...
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    Links not working, Microsoft Framework

    Hi everyone, The first problem I have is that no links (to websites) work from any programs (other than links within Firefox and IE). When I press them nothing happens. My default browser is Firefox and Im running Windows Xp pro sp2. My next problem is with Microsoft Update. It's showing me...