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    Re: Advice on upgrade

    Thanks for every ones help so far. I'm going to stick with what I originally chose, but need some advice on RAM.

    From the mobo specs:
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    • 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3...
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    Re: Advice on upgrade

    That's the conclusion I came to as well. I dont do gaming- the motion makes me nauseous (game-sick?), however, racing games (rally, wipeout etc) are all fine. Strange I know.
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    Re: Advice on upgrade

    I not a gamer, but cant rule that out as I have a 6yo boy who may want to play a few games over the next couple of years, however, I do a bit of 3D modelling (solidworks), but mostly, it will be used...
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    Re: Advice on upgrade

    And for a decent price as well (Ascent). I'm not going to overclock as I wont need the extra power, so I just need some ram that will last and not cause any stability issues.
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    Re: Advice on upgrade

    Thanks Speedy, I will definitely get x64 Win7. Got to make the most of 64bit! I will check out the BIOS version.
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    Advice on upgrade

    Im going to upgrade my desktop and need some opinions on the components I have chosen to make sure they will play nice together.

    Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T...
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    Re: Bluetooth recommendations for cellphone

    I have installed a new car stereo that is bluetooth enabled. It is a JVC KD-R805 and it works great with my Nokia.

    A good piece of advice given to me is if you are considering going with a car...
  8. Thread: Mercury

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    Re: Mercury

    Yeah, I think that is what we will end up doing. We are well aware how dangerous it is. Thats why we are not just tipping it down the sink.

    As a side note, I found this website. It has a great pic...
  9. Thread: Mercury

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    Re: Mercury

    If we can sell it we probably will. We are just unsure if its legal being a hazardous substance and all. We could go to the council but they would probably charge $$$$ to dispose of it and seems like...
  10. Thread: Mercury

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    Mercury

    Does any one know if there are any laws around the sale of mercury? We have about 1 litre at work and are wondering what to do with it. Is there any place that will dispose/buy it?

    Cheers
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    Re: Taskbar/notification area problem

    Seems to be sorted now. I booted in safe mode and Task Manager opened fine under user and admin. Returning to normal mode and it is back working again. Have run a boot time scan with Avast and...
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    Re: Taskbar/notification area problem

    Just a quick update. I re-installed Zonealarm and it now is ok, however I still cant get Task Manager to show.
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    Taskbar/notification area problem

    Hi All

    i have a problem with XP Pro. Zonealarm and Task Manager wont open properly. When I try to open them from the notification area, their icon on the task bar appears but the main window will...
  14. Thread: Oh S*#t

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    Re: Oh S*#t

    Thanks, that worked. Any idea how to get rid of the logon page and just make it boot straight into windows?
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    Oh S*#t

    I have been trying to set up a connection to a cable modem on a laptop and was asked to re-start. Now windows is asking for a username and password.

    All thanks in advance
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    Re: anyone got a curta?

    We have quite a few parts for Curta's at work, although no complete units.
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    Re: Installing a wireless router on telstra cable

    Cool, how do I find these?

    I will definitely be enabling the security.
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    Installing a wireless router on telstra cable

    Hi All

    I have been given a Belkin Wireless router. I have Telstra Cable broadband and am going to install the router.

    Is it just a case of pluging it all in and installing the router software...
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    PC Thermal Image

    I borrowed the thermal camera from work and imaged the internals of my pc. A great way to identify which areas may need extra cooling.

    http://stashbox.org/184036/IR_0049.jpg

    Main heat sink is...
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    Re: Windows Explorer shuts with AVI files!

    I had exactly the same problem. One fix is to change the file view from thumbnails to something else like list view or install a new codec package like k-lite.
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    Telstra cable broadband issue

    I have Telstra cable broadband. Sometimes when I turn on my pc, I cant connect to the internet. The network connection tells me it is connected and the modem is functioning as it should.
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    Re: Anyone speak or read Finnish ?

    My neighbour is from Finland. Post the text and I will get her to translate.
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    Re: Minimising Thunderbird startup

    I have used Spybot to make it run at start up.
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    Minimising Thunderbird startup

    I have Thunderbird set to start automaticaly when I turn on my PC. Does any one know how to get it to start minimised?
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    Re: New 22" or 24" LCD Monitor

    I am running an AOC 210V and am very happy with it. The Viewsonic is good as well.

    Regarding the 22" Samsung, I have heard some dodgy things about them. They have been putting different quality...
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