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    Windows 10 mouse freezing intermittently

    Hi people, I haven't been on here for quite some time.

    I'm having an issue with my PC since upgrading to Windows 10 and I'm not quite sure where to go from here.

    I have 2 computers that are...
  2. Re: Slipstreaming XP Home with SP2 and SP3 - is SP2 needed?

    Weird, the first SP3 download I ever got was only 90MB and had no other service packs build in, but now I see the only available download is 350MB...
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    Re: Dual CPU vs Single CPU

    It is important to distinguish between multiple cores vs multiple cpus, if you are considering what type of system to get for a workstation don't even bother with multiple CPUs, its not cost...
  4. Re: Slipstreaming XP Home with SP2 and SP3 - is SP2 needed?

    SP3 does not include updates from previous service packs so you need SP2 installed before you can install SP3.

    E.g.

    You have Windows XP media with no service pack installed, if you install...
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    LSI 9211-8i HBA + 6 Vertex 3 120GB SSDs

    I'm in China for 6 weeks so I grabbed some gear for a nice price:

    LSI HBA 9211-8i (PCIe 2.0 4X, SATA6GB/s)
    6 x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs (550/500MB/s R/W per drive)

    Got it all set up in a test...
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    Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    I had this problem at work when running Windows on bootcamp, the clocks would go out by around 12 hours when you switched OS, I solved it by telling Windows to use UTC.
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    Re: Customer service for portable harddrive fail

    If it is something simple like the boot sector being corrupted, you can safely format the drive (quick format) then run Recuva to recover the deleted files (run a deep scan).

    It does work, this...
  8. Thread: Gaming Solution

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    Re: Gaming Solution

    I think it would be pretty much impossible to find a discreet video card that doesn't have pixel and vertex shaders these days.

    If you are keen to put something together your self have a look at...
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    Re: Is it fair to say size does matter?

    Native res compared to non native res is the most likely reason for it.
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    Re: Watercooling parts

    both those places have a really shitty selection, they don't appear to have any "serious" watercooling bits.

    I've got my eye on the Swiftech Apogee XT (Rev 2), I currently have a Apogee GT which...
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    Watercooling parts

    Apart from computer lounge and playtech, what local companies sell watercooling bits?

    The selection in NZ is very limited, I'm just looking for a couple of parts, some kind of res, a pump and...
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    Re: Laptop with Sata 3 SSD freezes randomly

    Yeah I have no clue either, I did loads of research when I got my first SSD (the original Vertex, horrible drive for running Windows off).

    Superfetch was way more aggressive in Vista, on my...
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    Re: Laptop with Sata 3 SSD freezes randomly

    I have tried my best to avoid recommendations from the OCZ forums, Windows is capable of configuring itself for best performance (a perfect example is after running the WEI, defrag is disabled for...
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    Re: Laptop with Sata 3 SSD freezes randomly

    If you are using Windows 7 you don't need to align the partition, Windows 7 is SSD aware, I'm not so sure about vista though, and XP definitely isn't.

    Also, after you reinstall make sure you run...
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    Re: Laptop with Sata 3 SSD freezes randomly

    Looks like there is a new firmware too, it says that it is not necessary to do a SE and reinstall, but if you have fw older than 2.09 I would say that you definitely should.

    good luck.
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    Re: Laptop with Sata 3 SSD freezes randomly

    Have you been to the OCZ forums? this is a known issue, they have released a firmware fix for it but you will need to do a secure erase and reinstall of windows once you have updated the firmware to...
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    Re: Invoicing package

    If you just need to be able to create invoices you could just create an excel template, thats what our office uses.
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    Re: Is anyone else having SSD OS problems?

    I have an OCZ Vertex 3 and when I first got it I had almost one BSOD daily.

    Latest firmware seems to have fixed it however I notice that I'm getting occasional lag, and IE9 locks up every now and...
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    Re: KVM switch for console access?

    Thanks.

    I just need something for console access when remote tools are either not working or if I need to configure my router from the CLI.

    All my equipment is consumer level stuff apart from...
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    KVM switch for console access?

    Can anyone recommend a decent KVM switch? I've been looking around and have seen IP based KVM switches, however you need one at each end, is there an option for a web based KVM that you can use with...
  21. i3 w onboard vid, can I run onboard + discreet video?

    I just upgraded my office PC to an i3 with Intel video integrated, the mobo has one VGA one HDMI and one DVI, I'm just wondering if I throw in my GeForce 8600GT will I be able to run up to 4...
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    Re: How do you protect yourself?

    I learned from experience that no matter how much "common sense" you think you have, you can't avoid viruses.
    And if you have common sense, but do dodgy stuff on the web anyway, where does that...
  23. Thread: Help with VOIP?

    by Deimos
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    Re: Help with VOIP?

    I'm pretty certain that it isn't the DSL routers, I'm was running Draytek routers on both sites but I was having issues with my one at home hard locking so I swapped it out for a 3com I had lying...
  24. Thread: Help with VOIP?

    by Deimos
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    Re: Help with VOIP?

    Don't ever mess with this setting, once enabled on the netgear it pretty much only allows one sip client (and my ATAs have 2 phones each).

    A friend has recommended bridging my DSL modem to the wan...
  25. Thread: Help with VOIP?

    by Deimos
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    Re: Help with VOIP?

    Oh, I should probably mention that I have a bandwidth profile set up just for the phones, I have set a minimum of 128kb/s reserved for the phones.

    Also, on the outbound firewall rule (which you...
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