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  1. Hey, Let me explain my problem. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that sometimes when I would reboot my PC, I would go to the Vista login screen, but when I click my name to login, the box would not pop up for me to input my password in. Essentially, I was stuck at the login screen. I noticed that I could fix this problem by giving it the hard reboot, restarting the computer, pulling the plug, turn off PSU for 30 secs, putting plug back in, and starting the PC. However, 2 days ago, this technique wouldn't work. So I decided to load optimized defaults in my BIOS. Still did not work. So I decided to clear the CMOS by resetting the jumpers. However, now, when I boot, it won't even go into BIOS. Of the LED's, 3 are on. On On On OFF [X] [X] [X] [] Here is a little diagram of which LED's are on. I have no idea what to do anymore. I have done a Memtest86+ before resetting the CMOS, and my RAM is good. Thanks. EDIT: I did this with the legit CMOS clear, battery out, and jumpers moved.
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    2x 512 OCZ Platinum... TCCD!

    Hey, I'm parting out my system to upgrade to a new system. I am selling 2 x512 sticks of OCZ Platinum 2-2-2-5 timing confirmed TCCD RAM. These little puppies overclock extremely well. PM me for more details. No pictures. Price: $80.
  3. I just upgraded to Vista and it runs fabulously. However, I really would like to get 2 gigs of Ram. What 2x1gb sticks do you guys recommend? Any sticks that are just standout? Bring on the recommendations. Any and all... Also, I know its possible to get 2x1gb + 2x512mb to get 3 gigs of RAM. But performance wise... is it smart?
  4. Hey, I had a perfect RAID recognize on my XP Install system. Although Vista sees my 2 hard drives and I enabled SATA NF4 Raid in my BIOS and even loaded the modded drives. Vista refuses to recognize it as 1 drive. I have tried moving my drives onto the Silicon Image RAID controller, but when I do that, Vista won't even see my ard drives at all. I enabled the controller from my BIOS. Any help appreciated. Not sure if I put this in the right section. Any help appreciated. Please Help! EDIT: I am using Vista x86 not the x64 version.
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    Buying a Opteron 165 Stepping?

    Where can I find a site where I can still pick Opty 165 Steppings. I checked TankGuys and Flickerdown. Both won't let you pick steppings. I don't really want to go to ebay except as a last resort. Anyone know of somewhere good? What kind of steppings are Newegg giving out these days?
  6. I dunno what to say except for s*** happens. My friend also ruined his 165 due to IHS removal. Then again, he had a pretty crappy stepping (CCBWE 0551) so it only gave him an excuse to buy another 165 .
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    Back from a Busy Semester

    I'm done with my first semester at GT. It was really busy. Man, I haven't been on these forums in a long time. Going to get back to the street during my break!
  8. Whats your favorite hard drive manufactorer? Post your experiences you've had, good or bad.
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    Thermaltake Symphony - Mini

    Instead of buying a kit, why not go with your own water system?
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    Windows Professional vs Windows Home

    I'm a big fan of MCE 2005.
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    Fantasy Hockey 06

    Screw you all! The Atlanta Thrashers!... *silence* Okay, that might be too much of a stretch. I won't go that far.
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    NONE MORE "off topic"

    My favorite CD right now, Rediscover's "Call Me When You Get This" and Alesana's "On the Frail Wings of Vanity". Rediscover imitates the style of Hellogoodbye and Okay Go! while Alesana is much more hardcore.
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    OC'ing Conroe E6600?

    My floormate in my dorm recently got all his parts together for his new build. The processor he picked out is a Conroe E6600. He wants me to OC it for him but I told him I would have to do some research first. Now, rather than Google a site that may not be very good. Does anyone here on the Street have links or personal experience to OC'ing one of these babies? He is using an ASUS mobo and 2 gigs of RAM. Exact specifications are not known but I wil ask him when I get back to school Sunday afternoon.
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    What is your favorite sport to watch?

    I know the world's most demanding sport. You guys would be hard pressed to top this. Ultra-Marathons! Specifically, the Self-Transcendence Ultra Marathon. How manly is this race? Lol.
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    New Newegg interface?

    I just went to the Newegg website and it was the old interface. I have to say, looking at the old and the new, I don't mind that change as much. Either one would be fine with me. But what they should definitely change, are their RAM classifications. It is such a hassle to browse through their classifications. I was looking for Refurbished RAM, and I had to manually browse through each category to look for a good deal. The old way was much easier when everything was clumped together with the exception of Laptop and Desktop memory.
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    New Newegg interface?

    I totally feel you. I hate websites that do it. It drives me nuts. Other examples include Performance-PC's and Jab-Tech.
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    Fantasy Hockey 06

    Yes! DFI-Street Fantasy hockey? That would be so kickass.
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    Expert and 3800 Venice or 146 Venus?

    True dat for the 3800+. Opty 165's are sweet as well.
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    NONE MORE "off topic"

    Speaking as a member of the youth generation "Generation iPod", I have to say that classic rock is making a comeback everywhere. From America's suburban high schools to our campus'es of higher education. Its becoming almost "fashion" to wear a Led Zeppelin shirt and its definitely becoming the "hip" thing to do. On the top 10 most discussed music on the GA Tech Facebook network this is what it looks like: Georgia Tech Music 1. Coldplay 2. Dave Matthews Band 3. Jack Johnson +2 4. The Beatles 5. Red Hot Chili Peppers -2 6. Weezer +2 7. Led Zeppelin -1 8. The Killers +5 9. Radiohead +1 10. Green Day -3 The top 10 music for all Facebook looks like this: Music 1. Jack Johnson 2. Coldplay 3. DMB 4. The Beatles 5. Green Day 6. Led Zeppelin 7. The Killers 8. Fall Out Boy 9. Red Hot Chili Peppers 10. Sublime Its called Facebook Pulse and basically it takes the most listed things on profiles and does tallys them. Facebook is fairly representative of colleges across America considering the userbase is into the millions and almost every single person I know has a facebook at college. More stuff from Facebook Pulse: First an intro about Facebook Pulse taken from Facebook themselves: "What is Pulse? Pulse shows popular listings and trends on Facebook in the last seven days. It is updated daily at 6am PST." For music genre's. "Classic Rock" is currently listed 16th most listed music at GT. This list also includes Bands, Singers, and of course genres. So for a genre to be listed 16 is very impressive. Several classic rock bands are listed in the top 20 such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
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    My parents say I have challenged myself enough

    Well, I wouldn't say idiotic. In today's day and age, and speaking from a fresh high school graduate, I think its necessary to ahve over 4.00. The reason is because there are so many advanced classes now, AP, IB, Gifted, Honors. Its simply not fair that a person that takes all easy classes gets a higher GPA. So because of this, any GPA's are on a weighted scale with AP and IB classes getting a higher weight. My Real GPA is around a 3.9 but my weighted GPA was a 4.2 which was higher than the salutorian of my class. She only took 1 AP classes, her weighted GPA was 4.15. Unfortunately, my school did not do class rank on weighted GPA and she still beat out many people.
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    20% off at danger den coupon

    No. There isn't any. Coolingworks is a relatively unknown company compared to DD or Thermochill. You take a risk buying a Coolingworks product because there really isn't any hard comparisons, but rather just word of mouth hearsay.
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    20% off at danger den coupon

    I should have clarified. They are neck and neck in waterblocks. I dislike Swiftech's radiators and fairly sure that DangerDen can beat them in temps. I read a lot of good things from various places regarding the CoolRad 22-T. Its an excellent radiator. They are a small company at this point, just recommended it to a floor-mate (i live in a dorm) like 20 minutes ago for his water setup.
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    20% off at danger den coupon

    Considering that the performance of DD and Swiftech have been neck and neck. Pretty much its just price right now. The Stealth GTS I don't even recommend because I recommend and use the CoolRad 22-T whenever I can.
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    20% off at danger den coupon

    Say it ain't so, I wil not go. Turn the lights off, carry me home... Actually, thats a Blink-182 song. But the first 2 lines are all we need to know. If there isn't 20% off. Then Swiftech recommendations for me. The only reason I recommended DD before because it was much cheaper.
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