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    PCSPECIALIST Networking question - superhub + d link + port forwarding

    First off, not sure if this is right place... I have looked around but I can't find a clear answer. I have upgraded to 60mb with Virgin and will receive a superhub on Wednesday. I will set the superhub to modem only (I know how to do this) and connect the d'link (i kind of know how to do this)...
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    PCSPECIALIST should I deactivate onboard graphics chip?

    should I deactivate onboard graphics chip? I have a 640m dedicated. Thanks.
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    PCSPECIALIST 1600mhz ram running at 1333

    Running Kingston hyper x 1600 ram (2x4gb) in Windows 7 64bit on Asus m5a99x evo motherboard but cpu-z shows maximum bandwidth as 667Mhz (=1333 with DDR). I tried changing bios settings but I'm just fumbling around in the dark really since I don't know what I'm doing. Some advice would be very...
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    PCSPECIALIST hdd issues

    On windows 7 64bit. I have hdd bay with 2 hdds each with 500gb capacity. The bay is set to striping which should give a total capacity of 1tb. The problem is that when I boot into bios settings the drive is shown as a 1TB external drive BUT when my computer is on it only shows the drive as...
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    PCSPECIALIST looking for cheapest gpu with pixel shader of 3 or higher

    Looking for a friend, especially gt440 which is really cheap and not too bad but I cant find what pixel shader it has on any specs, does it have pixel shading?
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    PCSPECIALIST RAID question, backing up.

    Hi there. I will have a 2 hdd bay with 500gb each drive. I want to back up my internal hdd (1tb), can I configure this to raid 0, have combined space of 1tb and backup my data to it. My plan is to just plug it when I need to create a fresh backup and unplug again to help protect against...
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    PCSPECIALIST Wireless a lot slower speeds than ethernet

    My wireless (Edimax EW-7612PIn Wireless PCI-Express Adapter) gets a download speed of around 10Mbps where my ethernet plugged into router gets 16Mbps. This seems a bit of an excessive gap between the two to me. What do you guys think?
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    PCSPECIALIST How to isolate 2nd HDD from system?

    I want to get a second HDD to backup my system every 2 weeks or the like, but can I stop the HDD from being accessed by the computer without unplugging it. My plan is so that if I get a virus it won't infect my backup HDD. All help appreciated, muchas gracias :)
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    Is there any way to just take the fan off of the CPU cooler without removing the entire heat sync. There is a build up of dust behind the fan that I would like to remove. Thanks in advance.
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    PCSPECIALIST How to be safe while torrenting? Partitions? External HDD's? Or what? Advice wanted

    Hi all. I have recently had to reformat my HDD due to infection of some kind. The question is, what can be done to help protect against needing to do this other than being careful of what to download and scanning files. Would using another hard drive (external or internal) to save my...
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    PCSPECIALIST is my 3gb palit gtx 580 btter performance than a nvidia gtx 680 at 2gb?

    is my 3gb palit gtx 580 better performance than a nvidia gtx 680 at 2gb?
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    PCSPECIALIST Is there a tool to monitor internet use, my internet may be being pirated, not sure..

    Hey there people :) I have been noticing some unusually high usage on my network, it's just me and my girlfriend in the house but in the past couple of months the usage has been oddly high and we can't think of what it could be. We are not on unlimited usage so it kind of matters. If we go...
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    PCSPECIALIST How important is HDD speed?

    Other than speed improvements with initially loading games or other large programs will having a faster HDD drive set up improve performance. E.g. If I had an SSD would I see improvements while actually playing games or would it only improve load times rather than actual 'play'? I have a 1TB WD...
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    PCSPECIALIST Memory Card Reader doesn't read memory cards????

    Hey there people :) Not a huge issue, but I have tried 3 types of memory card: SD, Mini SD and Micro SD; but none of them are recognised. The USB port works though. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
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    PCSPECIALIST Dual Booting - will both OSs be able to access all data

    Hi I am thinking of installing Ubuntu and dual booting it and windows 7. Will both operating systems be able access all my data? Also I noticed that my Caviar Green 1tb HDD has 3 ports. one is the SATA port, another is the SATA power supply port and the third is an 8 pin port (two rows of...
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    PCSPECIALIST Bios or windows 7 boot disc doesn't recognise HDD. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    ASUS® M5A99X EVO 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 4GB KIT) 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 580 1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARX Problems started after I installed the new eve online crucible 1.1 patch (not sure id this is relevant to the problem, it's just the last change to the comp I...
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    PCSPECIALIST Plugging in an audio (headphone or powered speakers) causes wireless network to slow

    I have the edimax ew-7612PIn wireless adapter. Whenever i plug in headphone or a speaker my network speed slows to around 3-6mbps , without it is around 10 or 11mbps (checked using I cannot plug the audio cable into the front ports because they are currently not working...
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    PCSPECIALIST A good surround sound system?

    Hey. I'm looking for a decent 5.1 sound system, preferably with optical in and under £100. I have had a look on ebay and seen a few things but wondering if any you have suggestions for what I'm after. Thanks in advance. :)
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    PCSPECIALIST Do you use keyboard and mouse or game controller?

    Do you use keyboard and mouse or game controller? Obviously games like total war or civilisation you'd use a mouse and k/b, but do how you find fps's and 1st/3rd person rpg's?
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    PCSPECIALIST Does the SLI bridge come with the computer?

    Just wondering if you get the sli bridge for joining GPUs together, since the size of the bridge is dependent on the the layout of teh motherboard, and I read somewhere that you normally get the bridge with an SLI ready motherboard. Cheers.