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by Merlin
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: Forum Contest: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W PSU
Replies: 149
Views: 91054

Re: Forum Contest: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W

add me to the list if you would please! My 550W does fine but I have thought of finaly doing a "monster" with dual GPU etc. so I would need this.
by Merlin
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: PCPer Review: 27" IPS Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 3127

Re: PCPer Review: 27" IPS Monitor

Let me know if/when you want to get rid of the GTX460. I have one and I may want to try SLI in the not too distant future.
by Merlin
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: blue tooth
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: blue tooth

cool thx. I may not do it but we have the keyboard and mouse she got and never uses for the laptop so I may use them on mine. May be more trouble than its worth.
by Merlin
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: blue tooth
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

blue tooth

Just wondering how you get blue tooth keyboard and mouse. My wife bought a Dell laptop a few years ago and she ordered it with blue tooth. I have not seen any add one cards that would add that feature nor have I seen any MOBOs that have it. Am I just not looking or what??
by Merlin
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: bad idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 6435

Re: bad idea?

I have an ASUS board and installed that utility. It does not allow for PSU temps. My CPU tem did get up to 62C under load. I changed the fan to a faster one to see if that helps.
by Merlin
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: bad idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 6435

Re: bad idea?

Its a Corsair that is still under the 5 year warranty. How can I tell for sure that my PSU is in fact overheating? I am playing Mass effect 3 and the whole system has suddenly shut down as if I has flipped the switch off on the power strip. I get no warning or beeps or anything.
by Merlin
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: bad idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 6435

bad idea?

My PSU seems to be overheating and shutting the system down. The fan seems to be turning really slow and it doesnt seem to be moving much air. Would it be a bad idea to try opening it up and changing the fan?
by Merlin
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seems like my SSD died!
Replies: 7
Views: 4713

Re: Seems like my SSD died!

So is there a real performance increase if you have the OS on a seperate SSD from games and other programs?
by Merlin
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Villain Trailer For Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Replies: 2
Views: 5392

Re: Villain Trailer For Call of Duty: Black Ops II

That looks like an awsome game. We have come a long way since Doom and Quake.
by Merlin
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Giveway!
Replies: 42
Views: 33277

Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

I know I am not a "active" memeber here in that I do not have a lot to offer other users but, this site has been my only source of computer information since I joined. Anytime I am at a local computer component retailer and I see someone that looks lost I tell them they need to come here to "educate...
by Merlin
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: cant follow links
Replies: 10
Views: 4044

Re: cant follow links

egloeckle wrote:Check your file associations for htm/html as well as the http/https protocols. Reset them if anything or try setting them to another browser, then back to IE.

How do I do this??
by Merlin
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: cant follow links
Replies: 10
Views: 4044

Re: cant follow links

IE 64 bit
strange thing. I can go to the links thread here and it does work. just not off of a drop down menu in a prgram..
by Merlin
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: cant follow links
Replies: 10
Views: 4044

cant follow links

For some reason if I click on a link like a tech support link off of a game menu it will not actually input the web address and go to the site. I get a blank white screen with the field that should have the web address blank. Any ideas as to what setting might be making this happen?
by Merlin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Is this possible? (unlocking cores on Phenom x4)
Replies: 16
Views: 14631

Re: Is this possible? (unlocking cores on Phenom x4)

I increased the multi to 19 so I am running at 3.7 and it did help in the situation where 10+ bad guys spawn all at once. I guess with "quiet cool" it took a micro sec. for the CPU to increase its speed. With the OC set its at 3.7 quad all the time ts all smoother.
by Merlin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Is this possible? (unlocking cores on Phenom x4)
Replies: 16
Views: 14631

Re: Is this possible? (unlocking cores on Phenom x4)

Is there a utility that "records" CPU load or usage accross all 4 cores that I can look at after playing a game for a bit? It would be nice if I could boot up Diablo 3 and play for a while and then look at the numerical data for my GPU, CPU, and RAM. Then I could tweak the settings and play the same...
by Merlin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Is this possible? (unlocking cores on Phenom x4)
Replies: 16
Views: 14631

Re: Is this possible? (unlocking cores on Phenom x4)

I have the 955 black and I was just wondering...how can I tell if speeding up the CPU will actually result in better overall performance?? I was copying 4 gig worth of pics from one drive to another and the task manager said the CPU usage was at like 15% yet the tranfer was going slowly. How can I t...
by Merlin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: file recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Re: file recovery

thank you.
by Merlin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: file recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

file recovery

I downloaded Active file recovery and am running it to try to recover lost data on an old drive. I started the scan last night at around 11 pm and its only 47% complete as of 2:20 pm. Does that sound right for a quad core PCU with 8 gig of ram to take that long?
by Merlin
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: compatible
Replies: 7
Views: 7587

Re: compatible

i know this goes in another thread heading but its the MOBO i was asking about here....how worried should i be about a tiny bit of thermal paste getting on the CPU pins??
by Merlin
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: compatible
Replies: 7
Views: 7587

Re: compatible

it is AMD to AMD but its Gigabyte to ASUS. I guess I will try to just do it and see what happens.