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Welcome to the new PC World Forums!

Hello and welcome to the brand new PC World Forums! My name is Kellie Parker, and I\'m the Community Manager. If you have some problems regarding the forums, pls send me a PM (Private Message) by clicking the "PM" button at the bottom of my posts.These forums are wonted for you to meet...
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PC Paradise Cruise

The "PC Paradise" cruise, a mix of sun, sand, the Eastern Caribbean, and technology learning sets sail this Winter. Geek Cruises and PC World magazine are partnering on "PC Paradise" to bring PC fans and technology noteworthies together in a colloquium at sea.PC Paradise offers a...
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Video Card upgrade suggestions

I searching to upgrade my video card and searching for opinions. the only trouble I notice is that myy mptherboard only has PCI slots I\'m running a P4 Dure Core, with 1g of mem. and a ATI 9250 256 mg video card right now.My problem is this........is there a PCI card out there the would that would show a...
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RAM

Can I usage RAM from an old computer in a new unit? 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_6502', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '6502' }, parseInt('0') ); Back to top of the page up there ^ // Show multiquote for JS browsers if (...
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Hard drive problem

Today I bought a new hard drive. It's a Western Digital 250GB drive. I plugged it in, and when i logged in, it got detected, then installed, and then windows said it was "Ready to usage", but when i go into My Computer, it is not there... Someone pls suggest, this is driving me crazy.... ...
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boot problem

when i attempt to boot the computer it makes a loud long noise that doesn\'t stop and will not load into windows or the bios. i;m not sure if it is the hard drive or the motherboard. some suggest? 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_7350', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid',...
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Samsung SyncMaster 940BW 19IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1440X90

has anyguys used this monitor before? I hear it's big and works literally well... the only thing I'm afraid of is that I run a lot of games and generally at night when there are no lights so I was wondering if the quality of the picture is gonna suffer when there is no light... like when...
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What are the gamma settings? Sony SDM-HX93

i\'ve contacted Sony 5 times, browsed by way of there online info, and searched nothing in their manual or by way of website searches. The Sony people even say they don't know the solution to what I'm searching for.On this Sony SDM-HX93 LCD monitor there are in the install for this monitor 4 gamma presets....
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Ext. HD - corrupted directory

Help! My external drive has a corrupted directory. Unfortunately I apparently originally formatted it as NTFS. When I attempt to open it, I get an bug: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. When I attempt to usage Norton Disk Doctor 2002, I get the following bug: The volume doesn\'t contain a...
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Processors

I'm searching at different components for a gaming computer. I was wondering if anybody can tell me which is better Socket 939 or AM2. From what I can tell, more people usage the Socket 939, but I'm not positive. The Processors that I\'m searching at, the AM2's have Visualization Technology...
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ATA motherboard and SATA hardrive

Is an SATA hard drive usable on an ATA mother board?I read somewhere that SATA is compatiable with them. 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_7600', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '7600' }, parseInt('0') ); Back to top of the page up there...
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What to get best out of pc graphic card

friends,Some opinions pls,i\'ve;Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.40GHzIntel D102GGC2 board, 16x pci express slot2 X 1 gig ram DDR2400w power supplyBought these from a clearance sale & wish to know what graphic card I can go for before I put it together. Something beefy as I'm an avid...
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Graphics

What do Intel Graphics Accelerators literally do? 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_7474', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '7474' }, parseInt('0') ); Back to top of the page up there ^ // Show multiquote for JS browsers if (...
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AC Connector

i\'ve a Dell M600 for 3 years. Lately I\'m having trouble plugging the charger into the receptacle at the rear of the computer. Contact is only episodically made. This, of course, makes it difficult to charge the computer. Has this happened to anybody else and is there some solution? A serviceman I...
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upgrade pentium 3 processor

i wish to upgrade my processor. presently i am using pentium 3 with the speed 1.14ghz.can i upgrade to 1.6ghz or higher. pls suggest.thanks 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_7760', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '7760' },...
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Processor compairisons

I work for a computer kiosk company and am attempting to build a computer for my boss but before he orders parts he wants to notice a compairison of all the proccessors. Does anybody out here know where I can find a real study of many proccessor types along with the amd Sempron vs all amd and intel chips?...
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Diamond max10 or SATA2?

What\'s better, diamond max10 or SATA2?Both Maxtor.other problem, 1GB Twinmos DDR2 533 is a good memory?Thanxs in advance. 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_7589', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '7589' }, parseInt('0') ); Back to top...
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Build your own external hard drive

I've had a Maxtor 100gig hd laying around since i upgraded my computer with seagate's 750gig hd (regarding 400us or some thing at newegg.com), so i got an thought. I saw a segment on my favorite podcast (urlwww.hak5.org) regarding making an external hd with and internal hd. Unfortunately, in the show...
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Want to buy a new computer

Hello, I\'m new here :o I\'m planning on buying a new PC, I\'m not very familier with the different motherboards, so I wish to know which motherboard will be suited for the components I chose.Also, what do you assume of the components?Here it is:Athlon64 3200+ (S-939) VENICE CORE1GB 400MHz Kingston...
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DVD Drive Problem

I\'m having troubles with my Sony RW DW-22 DVD drive. The drive will read and run DVD's and CD's with no trouble, however, it will not burn a CD or DVD. I\'m using the NTI CD&DVD-Maker sofware. When I set it up in the programme to burn a CD, it comes back with a msgs "No disc...
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Video Card Question.

I don't know most regarding computers but umm, which would be better:a 512MB nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX or dual 256MB nvidia GeForce 7900 GS?Any advice would be cool. 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_8092', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '8092' },...
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external hardrive problem

i\'ve an external hardrive connected via usb. Everything has been working properly until right now. When I attempt to copy a particularly large AVI file (13gb) to the external drive, I get a "no room" bug for the drive, even though ther is over 100gb freespace. Other files resemble to transfer...
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4GB RAm in XP PRO

:( For the past 8 months, since I upgraded to an Athlon dual core computer with 4GB, XP Pro only recognizes 3GB. On start up the BIOS show the 4GB.i\'ve been forwarded to a site that was supposed to suggest but it hasn\'t.Is there some way for XP Pro to notice the 4 GB of RAM?Thanxs for some advice. 0 ...
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Hard Disk Space problem

I got my 80gb HDD partitioned in a manner that my c: drive has 10gb and rest other drives have 20 and 10 gb each. right now i am falling shoryt of space in c drive as all the softwares are installed on it. the c: drive is a fat32 file computer drive and other drives, d, e, f are ntfs formats. How can i...
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CoRRUPT PArtition Table!

this probably doesn\'t go here but HELP!!my campus has most PC's that have removable harddrive bays in them...students can stick thier own HD caddy into them and run an OS...i Have a Western Digital 200G SATA harddrive :WD Caviar SE WD2000i put XP and Redhat Eterprise Linux 4 on the HD so that...
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Graphic Board PCIe x1.

Hello,Could anybody suggest me find Graphic Board PCIe x1?Thanxs!Fernando 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_8918', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '8918' }, parseInt('0') ); Back to top of the page up there ^ // Show multiquote for JS...
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thanks cosmo

i\'ve been attempting to say thanks..but, apparently i\'ve been talking to myself (which isn't unusual). 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_8972', { app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '8972' }, parseInt('0') ); Back to top of the page up...
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Serial in a S video world

At my church there are two expensive projectors. The PC that feeds them their graphics can't handle the load, so there is all sorts of pixelating. I need a dual o/p graphics card that has serial ports or some way to comunicate with the projectors with S Video. You notice the card is not the...
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Out of expansion slots

I\'m turning my PC into a video security PC. It is a Sony VIAO regarding 3 years old. It only permits for 4 PCI cards. I\'m short at least 1, optimally 2. Is there any procedure to get 2 extra cards into my PC some how - some way to expand it? 0 ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_8783', {...
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Best Monitor for the eyes (LCD)

Hello all,I'm regarding to buy a monitor, and i've decided not to be stingy. I'm searching for a 17"-19" LCD panel, so what would be the reccomendation - some thing that would be very easy on the eyes. That is my number one priotiy as i'll usage it mosly for surfing, reading text, and...
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