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  1. Hello I'm upgrading from my 5 year old 17" gateway crt. It's time to go lcd. I'm giving myself around a $400 budget and I want widescreen. These are the two screens I'm considering now. They are nearly identical, both are 22" widescreen with 2ms response time and both are native resolution 1680 x 1050. As you can see the LG is 30 bucks more expensive and has superior contrast ratio, of 3000:1 wow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....621391&name=2ms Apparently the samsung is the most controversial monitor ever (read some of its 600+ reviews). Something about samsung manufacturing many different versions around the world to keep up with demand. Some versions are superior to others and its like a lottery, if you get an S class you win. If you get an A or C class you RMA and hope for the S or something. http://www.behardware.com/articles/667-1/s...he-verdict.html hardforum thread on this subject with like 2000 replies; http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1144130 I know many of you have the samsung 226bw and I'd like to hear what you have to say. Can I really go wrong with that LG? I don't think so but maybe I'm wrong. I always like to get perspectives from the people here, you guys know your stuff.
  2. Yes, manual install is the way to go thank you. I'm having difficulty finding the SM Bus in my device manager though. There is no catagory 'unknown device', hidden or not. How do I locate my SMB?
  3. with out the operating system failing (Vista x86)? http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce4_amd_w...ta32_15.00.html I'm sure most of you have encounted this problem, just installed vista and made the mistake of running the 15.00 platform drivers only to reboot and find a nice blue screen. Well I've installed Vista again and I'd like to avoid catastropic failure this time. So whats the secret?
  4. Bump. Same problem here. Perhaps someone who had sucess in installing vista on their raid 0 setup could whip up a quick step-by-step?
  5. Confined

    [DIY] Gaming Clan

    Just submitted an application under the name analdisko (don't ask).
  6. I want to get a RAID 0 setup running so I will ultimately be required to get the exact same hard drive I have now. I'm pretty sure about that correct me if I'm wrong. Would the Raptor 74Gb that they have now (called WD740ADFD) be compatible with my late 2005 model which newegg no longer carries?
  7. I've got a stripped screw that I obviously can't get out. This screw is securing my motherboard to my case so now I can't remove the damned thing. Its inserted into one of those standoffs that keeps the mobo elevated and I've tried unscrewing it from back with a pair of pliers but thats pretty much impossible. It isn't even in that tight really, I just can't catch it with any known tools. Anyone ever have this problem? Got any suggestions?
  8. Norwegian, English and French. I can speak enough Swedish and German to have a conversation, although when I try to speak Dutch or Finnish I tend too get laughed at.
  9. Confined

    HL2: Episode One

    It's amazing how smooth this game runs. The boys at Valve sure do know how to code a game...
  10. Yes, yes, yes and yes. I'm not using it by itself. I've got it powered by a 4-pin molex, it's connected to a fan controller too and I also plug the 3-pin in so I can see how fast it's going in ITE smart guardian...
  11. I have my rear 120mm exhaust fan connected to the 3-pin fan head labled 'FAN 2'. Very strange...wtf could be causing this!? :confused:
  12. How's the internet censorship? I hear that because of the Commie government filter, the web is sluggish even on a broadband connection. What sites are blocked? Is prostitution legal in China? Where exactly in China are you? I hear that there are alot of people in China, is that true?
  13. Well technicially, anything under $296USD... Well thank you for all of your replies. I've ruled out 4GB for obvious reasons and I'm in desperate need of RAM as I'm using a single stick of 256MB, decade old crap ATM which my Ultra-D's immune system is rejecting. I'm not an overclocker, nothing in my system is overclocked (haven't had the need for it) but I don't plan on flushing any more money in this thing for at least another year. So I suppose I'll have to OC eventually which is why I bought the expensive pc4000 stuff. I realise that RAM timings/ speed arn't relevant for 'real-life' apps but I was under the impression that PC4000 is better for overclocking than PC3200? Am I wrong? Also, I remember that big old RAM guide (which I can't find here anymore) that stated, Crucial and Muskin were the 'best' memories for DFI motherboards. Now it seems as if OCZ RAM is the best? Mr. Sundra from Newegg is awaiting my reply. NOTE: I won't be getting anything other than the memory, they're goint to credit me the difference. I don't want another Raptor/ don't want a different PSU.
  14. Since Newegg no longer sells the Crucial Ballistix PC4000 2GB kit they have offered to send me any product under USD$300 instead of an RMA. I naturally want 2GB (1gb x2) PC4000 but what kit should I get? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820146397 < This seems like the best choise right?
  15. Newegg no longer carries the Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB PC4000 kit because of all this bull crap. They can't replace this crap any more...I think. :confused:
  16. I'm in the same boat as you buddy. My first replacement just crapped out on me (system won't boot to windows when the god-forsaken things are installed) but I didn't get any BSODs or random restarts or anything. :confused: Was running 2-2-2-5 @ 2.6v with a 92mm fan keeping the bastards cool 24/7. To hell with em'. They no longer carry the modules so I suppose they'll e-mail you and I giving us the option of a cash refund or a product of equal value. I'll be helping myself to some nice mushkin eXtreme Performance thank you. Death to Crucial. :mad:
  17. The highest priced 7900GT 256MB is this eVGA model at $359.00. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130282 The lowest priced 7800GTX 256MB is this BIOSTAR model at $409.00. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814141014 The 7900GT 256MB outperforms the 7800GTX 256MB it in literally every way possible right? Why is the 7800GTX still more expensive than the 7900GTX!?! :confused:
  18. 48 hours...coffee was the only thing that got me through it. I like sleeping though. It's fun, I never stay up all night unless I absolutely have to.
  19. I'm pretty sure that these stock Thermaltake fans arn't adjustable. Can anyone recommend some really good high speed 120mm fans that they use which are controllable?
  20. I've got AS5 on my chipset, GPU and CPU. Dot on the CPU, thin layer on the GPU and chipset. When I get some compressed air I'm going to take my whole system apart, dust/ clean it and reapply AS Ceramique to everything in a small layer.
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