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  1. Hey guys, I've been told that the only version of nero that works with Win7 is 9 Reloaded, I got Nero Essentials with my DVD writer and now i'm upgrading i'm to Win 7 I don't think its going to work anymore, so can someone give me some recommendations of free CD/DVD/Lightscribe Software. Thanks guys, Brad
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    Windows 7 Boot on second try

    I have recently built a new rig and have installed windows 7 64bit, when I turn it on from a cold start it will start to load windows showing the windows logo then it will restart and give me the options: Repair Windows (recommended) Start Windows Normally If I go for a repair it asks if I would like to perform a system restore but I don't really see the point as I only installed windows yesterday. Then when I decline it carries on trying to repair and basically says it can't. Then it offers the send error report dialog which I did. However If I just choose the start windows normally instead of Repair it will boot in to windows and work fine. Has anyone see this issue before and know how to resolve it. Or anyone have any suggestions. I was going to try and run a system repair tonight with the disc to see if that will fix the issue. Do you think it could be a hardware issue? Thanks Guys
  3. As the topic title which HDD is the fastest/best for gaming system out of these drives, I cant afford/justify a raptor or SSD. Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache (WD5001AALS) Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache (ST3500418AS) Any suggestions and opions would be greaty appreciated Thanks Guys
  4. This drive seems to be dubbed as a Laptop HDD I know its a 2.5inch drive but how come it is being marketed as a laptop drive and not an all rounder?
  5. Thanks for this, it is a very interesting drive and I am deffinately going to take this into consideration
  6. I have a Sapphire Radeon 4870 512mb PCIe2 Card and I downloaded the latest BIOS from the sapphire website. Its says I need to boot the system into pure dos mode which as far as i'm aware you can't do with vista. Can someone please advise me on how to flash the bios. Thanks guys Brad
  7. I have just sent my RAM back to OCZ because of many issues i have been having with it The kit was : OCZ ReaperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C6 1333MHz Dual Channel 1333mhz 6-5-5-18 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS) @ 1.85v The kit they intend on replacing it with is: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 Reaper 1600mhz CL 7-7-7-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS) @ 1.65v The timings are nowhere near as tight but the clock speed it faster, is this a good swap or should I demand something better? Thanks Guys
  8. Can some recommend the best VGA Ram heatsinks for use with a 4870 Thanks Brad
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    Best VGA Ram Heatsinks

    Thanks you buddy
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    Best VGA Ram Heatsinks

    Thank You Very buddy will try that, and i know how gentle you have to be i've seen the chips pop right out of the board before. Would you say aluminum heat sinks are ok Like these? http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Zalman-ZM-R...l-River-product Thanks
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    Best VGA Ram Heatsinks

    I bought the card off of ebay and some of the heatsinks are damaged i was going to replace them but they are stuck on pretty well, i would imagine by a paste/adhesive like you have mentioned, is there anyway of getting these off the chips? Thanks Brad
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    Best VGA Ram Heatsinks

    would you recommend thermal adhesive pads or are they a bad idea? Also once you stick a heatsink to the memory is there anyway of getting it off without ripping the chip off the board? Thanks again Brad
  13. I bought a second card from ebay and it had a water block attached, the original heatsink was removed but the fan on its own was still plugged in. The gy said it had something to do with the fact that the card doesn't run without the fan plugged in. I just want to check this, i havent had a chance to test it yet as i have RMAed my ram and im waiting for them to send out the new stuff.
  14. Hey Guys, I have been told that when you water cool a 4870 that the fan needs to stay connected or the card won't. I take it there is a way round this if its true can someone help me out. Thanks Brad
  15. I have been told that my Vcore should be set to 1.22V for my q9450 but i'm confused with ccokeman's review of the intel chip which says he said "3.2GHz on 1.175 volts was a promising start for this chip" I am a noob so can someone please explain to me what this is all about. Thanks Guys
  16. Thanks for the help guys, I've got to RMA my RAM which i'm not happy about but when its back im gonna be setting up the water cooling and crossfire, and begin overclocking my system. Bought it a year and a half ago and i've been moving out and had lots of stuff going on not had a chance to sit down and use it. Looking forward to learing a thing or two about overclocking.
  17. Hey Guys, I have just bought a saphire 4870 on ebay that I am going to crossfire with my current 4870, the card I purchased on ebay, have had a water block fitted to the gpu and ramsink heatsinks fitted to the memory, also with the card came a spare gpu water block and a feser TFC-X240 - TFC Xchanger Double Radiator 240. Now I have no idea really when it comes to water cooling, but I sort of know how the system works. I am going to get 2x RA- Series Cooler Master 90CFM fans for the rad I am also going to get a set of ramsinks for my card I need some help when it comes to the rest, what else do i need. I know I need a pump but not really sure what sort of duty would be required. I am only going to run the system to the graphics cards not the CPU (I have a coolermaster V8) I have limited space so could i get away with just a pump with no resovior or is that a big no no. Maybe a combined resovior and pump. Any help guys if you could recommend some products I would be very grateful Thanks in advance Brad
  18. Can any of you guys get back to me about the link to the pump and res in post 9 and let me know if you think it would be ok for just my graphics cards. Also I read that for 1/2" connections I can use 3/8" tubing and heat it up to get a tight fit? Is that correct? Thanks again in advance Brad
  19. was looking at getting this for my setup what do you guys think? Will this have enough juice for 2 G cards and CPU I only really want to do the G cards for now. Also i cant really find much info on the Rad that i have can anyone tell me what sort of air flow i need for it, as i said before i was looking at 2x 120mm 90CFM cooler master fans http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/12V-Lain...ervoir_394.html thanks guys
  20. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @2.66GHz 1.225v 333 *8 Default CoolerMaster V8 Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666C6 1333MHz ReaperX (2x2GB) 6-5-5-18 @1.88v Corsair TX750 750w PSU 2x Seagate 250GB Hard Drive SATAII RAID 0 Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit This is my current setup will my Corsair TX750 750w PSU support another Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB in crossfire? if not can i have a reccomendation for another psu? Thanks guys
  21. Hello, What is the best free ZIP/RAR compression/extraction software for xp 32bit and vista 64bit Thanks, Brad
  22. I had to send my ram back because I tested it with memtest86+ and it found over 6 million errors, I got the new memory this week and i ahve just tested it and after 2hours 30 mins it found 10 errors and the test stopped, although only a certain amount through the test, why does it not carry on and keep testing? and also what shall i do about the errors, that ram hasnt given me anywhere near as much trouble as the stuff i sent back, the stuff i sent back BSOD or just froze all the time, the only prob with the new ram in the system is that my pc froze while playing crysis for about 45 mins, after playing CS:S for 4 hours. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @2.66GHz 1.225v 333 *8 Default Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666C6 1333MHz ReaperX (2x2GB) 6-5-5-18 @1.88v Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB Corsair TX750 750w PSU 2x Seagate 250GB Hard Drive SATAII RAID 0 Vista Ultimate 64Bit Any information would be helpful Thanks, Brad
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    Memtest86+ Errors

    Its already more than it needs it is supposed to run at 1.85 and its at 1.88 if i raise it anymore it will go to 1.93 with is above the warrenty 1.9v :S
  24. does the windows one do, rar files