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  1. Hey guys! I've been having a problem with my secondary internal hard drive. its a WD 1.5tb. I only use to to store movies , music and pics. But whenever I watch a movie my computer stalls out for a good 2-3 minutes and the same thing happens when I play music. But If I move the files I'm going to use to my master drive everything plays fine. Is this a sign that my secondary drive is bad? This has been happening for awhile. Thanks guys!
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    HTPC Water Cooling Project

    Hey guys I've had this Omaura TF8 HTPC for awhile now and I've upgraded it over time and now its getting to the point where I can only run it with the cover off. So I searched around and found a pump and reservoir that would fit just fine but I cant seem to find some type of low profile Radiator. I found out that if I dremel some small brackets down I can fit my 2TB hard drive under my cdrom drive leaving a bunch of space for the pump reservoir and radiator. But I've never put together a cooling set before so I was hoping what types of tubing you think I should use for use a such small case... or if that even matters... or any problems Id run into trying to set it up Any help would be great
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    is my mobo dead?

    By the way its a GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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    is my mobo dead?

    Mobos Dead : i removed the mobo and replaced it with an old one with a bad bios chip and everything started up just fine, i then placed the newer mobo back in and didnt turn on, sucks only had it about 2 months. Is there a way to fix this mobo myself? or is it trash .
  5. So I just got back from vacation and went to turn on my HTPC and it wouldnt power on at all even though I had it connected to a surge protector. So I took out the power supply and it worked fine on my other pc... i just went to sleep after and now at work so I havent had a chance to test anything else but I feel the only possible thing that it could be is the motherboard because its not powering on what so ever. Other than that I thought it might just be the power button on my case but still that seems to be far fetched... Does anyone else have any idea what it could possibly be?
  6. On newegg it says the standard memory is DDR2 800 ... it is possible for me to go with DDR2 1066 ? im not sure heres the mobo: MOBO and this is the ram i wanted to get .. seems like itll work but not sure if this it too fast for that mobo: RAM also do u think i can get away using a DDR2 800 ... im getting the ram for gaming i like to play while listening to music and 2GB ddr2 800 that i have now isnt doin it that well
  7. So my 2 year old Foxconn MicroATX board just crapped out on me hard, I've been meaning to do some research on a new board but i've been swamped at work. Anyone purchase one lately? Its for my HTPC, I play a couple games on it as well.
  8. My HTPC has always had alot of heat and ive spent a couple bills for numerous amounts of fan and they still dont do the trick. I finally want to turn to water cooling but my HTPC is way to small as it is and cant fit a thing. SO i was wondering if there were any external systems that just run the tubes into the computer for the GPU and CPU then back out into the main unit ? Any help would be great thanks!
  9. I was looking to buy another Intel Core 2 Extreme X9650 for my HTPC but i cant find it anywhere for sale ... was there some kind of recall or problem with them that I should know about? I did a search couldnt find anything
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    Lower Resolution Lower Power intake?

    I feel like its obviously true but how much different is 720p power usage compared to 1080p?
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    Dead HD Help

    So my WD passport external HD just doesnt pop up anymore when i connect it to a pc. im not sure what happened to it does anyone know how I can go about getting the files off of it? I dont want to have to pay someone to do it but I have alot of important files on it from work !!
  12. I've been trying to clean my razer lachesis and its taking forever. I tried paper towels and windex with no luck is there any way for me to take it apart that seems like the only way it would work.. and still the top texture doesnt seem like an easy thing to clean.... any help?
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    wireless gaming keyboards?

    But wires make my desk look so messy! would u recommend that new Mamba wireless mouse?
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    wireless gaming keyboards?

    I've been trying to find a wireless keyboard that works great for gaming anyone have any reviews with the one you use?
  15. Is ATI's 5750 a Low Profile card ?? because it looks like one but isnt listed as one.
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