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  1. I recently had a fatal system error with windows so i switched to linux. I followed the installation guide and got Ubuntu running with no problems but it think i could have set it up better. I have a 160Gb hard drive (Which I will call drive A from here on) that i want to install the os itself onto and a 1tb hard drive (drive B) that i want to put my /home folder on. So when i re-install Ubuntu and get to the disk partition page, will it work if i make a 10gb partition, for ubuntu, and a 4gb swap partition on drive A, and then use all the free space on drive B for my /home folder? or does everything have to be on the same hard drive?
  2. I know everyone is probably tired of my motherboard questions but I have another. How accurate are the on board temperature sensors? My cpu used to idle at about 38C with watercooling. and after I updated my bios it says it idles around 48C. So how much can I trust the sensors if they fluctuate that much? Should I just not worry about it and trust the watercooling is doing a good job?
  3. Wait! My mistake, the 240m rad wont fit in the bottom, the motherboard would get in the way. So the 240mm rad would have to go on the outside of the case. Sorry.
  4. I have a CM Stacker 830 and its nice. You could mount your 240mm rad in the bottom of the case because there is a hole in the bottom that can fit 2 120mm fans with included mounting holes. You could mount the other 120mm rad on the exhaust fan, or you could try mounting it up in the 120mm blow hole. So there is some info on the CM Stacker 830, hope it helped.
  5. I considered never letting it sleep as an option, but decided against it just because there might be other issues I'm unaware of, other than that. I might just wait till I can't get away with only 2 gigs of ram for gaming and hopefully that is far enough in the future that I would have to upgrade most of the major parts anyway.
  6. Hardware and driver list. Asus M3A motherboard- Version 1001 bios AMD 5000+ BE Sapphire HD 3870- catalyst 8.12 edition G-Skill ddr2 800mhz 2gig And I did manually adjust the memory timing, for the crucial memory I tried installing, to the recommended settings.
  7. I bought some new crucial ballistix memory for my computer that was guaranteed compatible with my Asus M3A board. When I installed the first memory set, the computer would boot and run stable. But when I would try to wake it from sleep mode, it would become very unstable. Specifically, my processor would idle at 50%, a terrible screeching static noise would come from the speakers and the screen would glitch. I returned them for a new set but the new set presented me with the same problem. Here is what I have done to try to resolve the problem. I have manually set the memory voltage and timing to the products specifications, I have updated my bios and even tried booting with one stick at a time. After doing all these things I still get the same result. It seems like the memory I installed when I built it is the only thing that will work. So after doing all these things, is it safe to assume that there is a problem with my motherboard?
  8. The transfer was a success! I went from a Xion stacker, to the Cooler Master Stacker 830. I had no idea how much of a difference a quality case makes when building. everything went so smooth.
  9. Thanks everyone. I decided to take Verrans advice and spend the big bucks on a strap.
  10. I want to buy a new case because I went cheap on my first build and bought a sub par case for a gaming rig. My question is, how do I best avoid static as I am moving the parts to the new case. I understand the best way to ground my self is to leave the power supply plugged into the wall with the power switch turned off to ground the case, then touch the bare metal of the case. So what about my new case before I install the power supply? Does the case itself have to be grounded to prevent a mishap, or do I just have to ground myself to keep from shocking something?
  11. I have Vista home premium 64 bit and for some reason when I try to wake my computer from sleep it doesn't work. When I hit the power button it turns on and my hard drive activity light is solid and I hear my hard drive working. But nothing appears on screen and nothing responds. I restored my system back to a time when it didn't do this but that didn't work. this all started when I added 2 more sticks of RAM, but I don't know how that could cause this to happen. And if this isn't a OS problem and posted in the wrong area could someone direct me to the right forum please.
  12. How is video card length measured? Is it measured from the video ports to the end of the card? Or is it measured from the expansion plate cover to the end of the card without the ports? I know this may be a bit of a silly question, but I'd rather look silly here than when I'm trying to install a video card that wont fit.
  13. My AMD 5000+ BE, at 3.1Ghz and 1.3V, idles at about 38C and jumps up to 55C-60+C at 100%. I am using a Zalman cnps 9700 with artic silver 5 to cool my cpu but it still jumps that much. I plan on upgrading to a Phenom 9850 in the future. Would it seem smart to switch to liquid cooling, so I can push my current processor farther and be ready for quadcore in the future? Or are there secrets to air cooling that I have not learned yet?
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