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by Sparky
Mon May 07, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: ** Official ASUS Poll & Discussion - LAN Controllers **
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

Re: ** Official ASUS Poll & Discussion - LAN Controllers **

I prefer Intel but the board in my signature has a Realtek controller so I'm making due with what I've got. I've noticed when it comes out of sleep it takes a while for the device to start working. Never had that problem with my Intel controllers.
by Sparky
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Browser woes
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: Browser woes

Another vote for Chrome here. Been using it for about two years now, seems stable and pretty fast to me.
by Sparky
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB 3.0 Hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: USB 3.0 Hub?

Well it arrived yesterday and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I was able to route the cables behind my mobo via openings in the case and instead of using their expansion card thing with grommets. I used the water cooling grommets that are in the top back of my Coolermaster HAF 922 because the...
by Sparky
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB 3.0 Hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: USB 3.0 Hub?

I showed you that one since it's just regular USB headers. It isn't the special USB 3.0 header for a motherboard. Ahh! My mistake, I totally missed that. My case has two grommets for water cooling hoses that look like they'd be just right for running the cable for it. Thanks Major A . Just ordered ...
by Sparky
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB 3.0 Hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: USB 3.0 Hub?

Have you considered something like this? http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=275&area=en http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997021&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Accessories+-+Hard+Drive-_-Silverstone-_-17997021 I had considered those but looking at my mobo i...
by Sparky
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB 3.0 Hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

USB 3.0 Hub?

I finally picked up my first USB 3.0 device, a Mushkin Ventura Pro flash drive. Now the problem….my system only has USB 3.0 ports accessible from the rear of the case so it's a PITA to pull the tower out to take advantage of the ports. I need to purchase a USB 3.0 hub, anybody here tried one and can...
by Sparky
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows Aggravation Need Help
Replies: 6
Views: 4914

Re: Windows Aggravation Need Help

I opened up my "God Mode" but couldn't find anything that I thought would resolve it either. Let me know if you find the fix as I too don't like the details, I prefer the large icons, especially for my music, video and picture files.
by Sparky
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: A YouTube Video Worth Watching
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Re: A YouTube Video Worth Watching

Thanks for posting the video, seems very timely given that it's the holiday season. I agree with vbironchef, wish everybody could do something like this all the time, not just during the holidays.
by Sparky
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: FedEx Monitor Toss
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: FedEx Monitor Toss

From what I've read about it, FedEx has met with the customer, replaced his monitor and is in the process of dealing with the employee.
by Sparky
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: FedEx Monitor Toss
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: FedEx Monitor Toss

Where's the follow-up story? Was it damaged? They pack those boxes to take some abuse, I wouldn't be surprised if nothing was wrong with it. Here's what the person who posted it on youtube said: "Here is a video of my monitor being "delivered". The sad part is that I was home at the time with the f...
by Sparky
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: FedEx Monitor Toss
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: FedEx Monitor Toss

Thanks Bubba. Can somebody tell me what I did wrong on trying t embed? I clicked on the embed option on youbtube, chose screen size, copied and pasted and it didn't work.
by Sparky
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Thermal Grease
Replies: 18
Views: 11867

Re: Thermal Grease

Another vote for Arctic Sliver here.
by Sparky
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: FedEx Monitor Toss
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

FedEx Monitor Toss

FedEx driver tosses monitor over a fence in to customers yard on delivery. Tried to embed the video but I must be doing it wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUDTPbD ... AAAAAAAAAA

by Sparky
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?
Replies: 10
Views: 3733

Re: Have You Been *Denied* A Mail In Rebate?

I try to shop smart using MIR's but they are a pain in the butt. I'm sure most manufactures and retailers are playing the law of averages which is that most people won't complete the rebate forms so they have actually sold the item at full retail. I really wish they would just lower the price to wha...
by Sparky
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Legit Reviews Turns 9 Years Old Today
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

Re: Legit Reviews Turns 9 Years Old Today

Thanks for all the help over the years. I enjoy this site more than any of the others I frequent. I think it's because everybody is helpful without being arrogant.
by Sparky
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Shipping Damage - When FedEx Drops a PC
Replies: 22
Views: 6733

Re: Shipping Damage - When FedEx Drops a PC

What was FedEx take on it? Did they offer to pay for the damages?
by Sparky
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: FYI: Windows updates and Adobe flash player
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: FYI: Windows updates and Adobe flash player

Just ran cc cleaner here and had quite a few Silverlight entries to delete as well.
by Sparky
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 and CORE 2 QUAD Q9400 compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Re: D975XBX2 and CORE 2 QUAD Q9400 compatibility

I don't think it will run on the XBX2 because the board is designed for 1066 mhz FSB and the Q9400 is for a 1333 mhz FSB. I still have this board in my back up rig, best bet may be to get a Q6700.
by Sparky
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2583

Re: HELP!

Thanks, hope I never need it but it's good to read about a program that works before you need it.
by Sparky
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2583

Re: HELP!

So which program did you end up using?