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Recommend CPU Monitoring App.

Q: Recommend CPU Monitoring App.

I'm interested in using an app to monitor the temperature of the CPU while in use (i.e. not by checking the Bios). Any recommendations?

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Preferred Solution: Recommend CPU Monitoring App.

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A: Recommend CPU Monitoring App.

Pick and try from the list.
Speccy
HWMonitor
Speedfan
Core Temp
SIW Home Edition

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Hi, I have a single network with wired and wireless connection. I would like to control bandwidth usage by the users because some users just download big files while others watch movies on the network.
how best and how first can I solve this?
is it possible for me to allocate bandwidth to a specific access point?
I badly want to find users who are watching movies or downloading big files and control them.
thank you
 

A:Bandwidth monitoring and control

First caveat, there's a difference between Monitoring vs Controlling bandwidth.

That said, Paessler has good tools for monitoring. It is not clear that they also control.

They document Four Methods of Monitoring.

Download and use the 30-day free trial.
 

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I am looking for a new USB flash drive with all of the following features:

Metal case or very hard plastic. Not rubberized.
USB 3.0 with R/W speeds of at least 50MB/s
No cap, swivel cap or removable protective casing.
At least 16GB or more.

I still have SanDisk Cruzer Micro Titanium. I am looking for something similar in size and features, but faster with bigger capacity.

Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Recommend a good USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I bought the Mushkin Enhanced Atom 64GB USB Flash Drive. The write speeds are a bit slower than I wanted at 20MB, but read speeds are above 100MB. I can't complain though as the drive performs as advertised. And for what I want it works perfectly. The casing is hard plastic not rubberized. I know you said no cap, I had that rule as well but grew tired of trying to sort through the available options. Anyway I wanted to pass the word on the recorded speed for my purchase. My last purchase was years ago for a 16GB Cruzer Micro like the one you have.

Here are the benchmarks for my flash drive.




Code:
Starting benchmark.
Bechmarking H:(070B51D3EFFD0114)
Started at 3/27/2015 7:46:25 PM
Filename: H:\test.tmp
Starting large file benchmark. With 100MB file.
16384k:6 Write Speed:30.01MB/s
16384k:6 Write Speed:12.35MB/s
16384k:6 Write Speed:12.21MB/s
16384k:6 Average Write Speed:15.29MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:120.24MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:119.94MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:120.17MB/s
16384k:6 Average Read Speed:120.11MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:15.81MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:11.34MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:11.79MB/s
8192k:12 Average Write Speed:12.70MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:120.74MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:121.35MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:121.55MB/s
8192k:12 Average Read Speed:121.21MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:12.96MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:15.06MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:12.31MB/s
4096k:25 Average Write Speed:13.34MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.21MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:118.23MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.46MB/s
4096k:25 Average Read Speed:118.97MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:13.38MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.91MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.88MB/s
2048k:50 Average Write Speed:10.01MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.43MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:110.82MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.68MB/s
2048k:50 Average Read Speed:111.31MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:10.32MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:12.79MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:15.42MB/s
1024k:100 Average Write Speed:12.50MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.58MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:113.60MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.50MB/s
1024k:100 Average Read Speed:115.54MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:11.92MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:14.19MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:14.09MB/s
512k:200 Average Write Speed:13.31MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.32MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:119.08MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.05MB/s
512k:200 Average Read Speed:119.82MB/s
Deleting file.
Starting small file benchmark. With 10MB file.
256k:40 Write Speed:8.28MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:11.13MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:7.81MB/s
256k:40 Average Write Speed:8.86MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.47MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:95.36MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.49MB/s
256k:40 Average Read Speed:94.77MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:6.15MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:13.09MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:4.10MB/s
128k:80 Average Write Speed:6.21MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:91.57MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:92.04MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:93.11MB/s
128k:80 Average Read Speed:92.23MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:8.12MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.53MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.81MB/s
64k:160 Average Write Speed:10.19MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:87.04MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:89.33MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:86.33MB/s
64k:160 Average Read Speed:87.55MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:1.87MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:11.50MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:9.33MB/s
32k:320 Average Write Speed:4.11MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.22MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:30.31MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.01MB/s
32k:320 Average Read Speed:30.84MB/s
Deleting file.
Starting tiny file benchmark. With 1MB file.
16k:320 Write Speed:1.69MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:8.21MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:7.90MB/s
16k:320 Average Write Speed:3.57MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:28.70MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:29.28MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:28.30MB/s
16k:320 Average Read Speed:28.76MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:4.43MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:5.20MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:5.06MB/s
8k:640 Average Write Speed:4.87MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:24.73MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:25.06MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:24.82MB/s
8k:640 Average Read Speed:24.87MB/s
4k:1280 Write Speed:2.83M... Read more

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Hi,

Can someone please recommend me a colour laser printer for home use? Resolution should be at least 1200 x 1200 dpi. The option to print both sides of the paper would be nice. Multiple paper trays not necessary, nor anything else that will add unnecessary bulk to its size. There should also be connection for Ethernet and USB. Preferable that it uses separate toner cartridges for the different colours, so if one colour runs out then only that colour needs changing rather than the whole lot.

Thanks.
 

A:Recommend me a laser colour printer please

You realize these are very expensive to both purchase and on a cost/page.
 

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I bought a ADSL Modem D-Link 2730U

We are connecting to the Modem via Laptop, PC, Phone,... at the same time.

I want to know how can I monitor network(Receive/Send) for each user who connected to the Modem.

Can I do such thing?
 

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Alright this is really driving me kinda nuts I recently upgraded from a Pentium Dual Core ghz to AMD A - K ghz Quadcore Gigabyte F A M D H GB DDR RAM PowerColor HD GB temp issue A8-5600K monitoring TB HDDs Cooling A8-5600K temp monitoring issue info Aerocool Vs running stock heatsink intake mm fans x facing CPU side x bottom x front facing HDDs and exhaust mm fan at the back And everything s basically fine except the temperature monitoring for the processor A - k in the BIOS it s like C even if System Temperature was C is that even realistic and in Windows bit I can t tell which temp it is using HWInfo HWmonitor Gigabyte s easytune and coretemp In HWinfo it kinda claims the CPU is - degrees Then in Gigabyte s easy tune CPU is C so I traced it and if you look in the picture atleast according to Gigabyte it s Temperature - C but that s kinda unrealistic as it also stays at C even under full load Then finally in HWMonitor there s a Package under AMD A - K that says it s around - C but I m still not sure which one is it What is that quot package quot anyway In fact one time Hwmonitor said C was the max but maybe that was because I was runinng other temp monitors and it conflicted On the rest of the instances in this original post I made sure to run one at a time I ran a Blend Test in Prime and both the TMPIN which is the same value as the - C in Easytune and HWinfo and the A - K Package are changing and maxing at C and C respectively So all in all SpeedFan BIOS HWinfo and ET all display - C or something HWMonitor and Speccy display the - s Which should I trust or what should I use nbsp

A:A8-5600K temp monitoring issue

Trust the package temp, that's the one on those processors you should be watching for.
 

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I need to extend my signal on my router. It is not going as far as I need. The place where I need it has an Ethernet port in the room but I would need to be able to wire from the piece of equipment that I decide to use there. It would probably best be a router unless an access point can have ports to hook up to additional equipment in the room that I already use. I know it is best to stay with the same brand and my router is NETGEAR DGN3500. Can anyone tell me what they would use? Thanks.
 

A:What would you recommend to extend my wi fi signal

Best to use either Wireless Access Point or Wireless Router (disable DHCP,VPN, SPI and NAT)

Example #1 using two Wireless Routers (note interwebs = modem)


Example #2 Using Wireless Router with Wireless Client Bridge with Wireless Access Point


There are also PowerLine Wireless (one box connects to our router lan port) uses AC power


These are the options you can use or just use Access Point which has Wireless features. That would connect to your Router as shown in the first example. Port 1 goes into the single port of Access Points to extend your Wireless where the room is not getting enough single to it.

Your model is also ADSL modem and router all you need to buy is either Powerline set or AP (Wireless Access Point) which has wired LAN connection port.
 

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Morning guys,

I recently set up my system with dual monitors.
I'm quite a keen gamer so what I've been doing is playing games on one screen and then streaming video (youtube, iplayer, tvcatchup, etc...) on the other one. I have noticed a slight decrease in FPS while playing games.
Now I know that the graphics card now has extra to do than it used to.

So my question is what part of the card is having the issue, is it the GPU or is it the VRAM or even both?

I currently have a HD6870 1gb, I was looking to upgrade shortly anyway so I was thinking if it is the VRAM I will make sure I get one that has more than 1GB,

Cheers
 

A:Reason for performance decrease since dual monitoring

Hocknose said:





So my question is what part of the card is having the issue, is it the GPU or is it the VRAM or even both?Click to expand...

Both. Although you're still only gaming on one screen so the slowdown shouldn't be too severe (watching videos isn't that GPU intensive). There's many programs out there which lets you check your GPU activity and VRAM usage in programs, personally I use MSI Afterburner.

If you're looking to upgrade then pretty much all current generation mid range cards have 2GB of VRAM or more.
 

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Some reliable good RAM, preferably 2 x 4GB ram under $100, which I would use for somewhat intensive gaming.
 

A:Can anyone recommend RAM?

What's your CPU? This will determine if you need fast RAM or not, but in any case you should be able to get 8GB for well under $100.
 

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I have one ISP to which I connect via the Ethernet card and an ADSL modem.
Netmeter does a good job of showing the upload & download speeds, and the upload & download usage.
I am planning to use a usb dongle from another ISP, on the same PC.
Is there any way I can monitor their usage separately?
 

A:Monitoring usage of two different ISPs on the same PC

Regarding the issue of monitoring two different ISPs, rather than experiment, I've taken the easy way out.

While a single instance of Networx does provide statistics for the two different ISPs, I do not know whether it can provide all the usage stats separately for both ISPs.

I have gone for two instances of monitoring software.

For both ISPs, I have to use "All Dial-Up Connections", so I can't have both instances of Networx/Netmeter running at the same time.

Each portable version must be kept in a separate folder and fired up before connecting to the internet.

Another method is to use two different monitoring softwares, but again only one should be running at a time.
 

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I'm hoping for something cheap because reading ebooks is all I intend to do with it.

Any help appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:What tablet PC do you recommend for the sole purpose of reading ebooks?

Kindle; reasonalble price and functions precisely for this media
 

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hi i have at mo 400 watt psu and a 4 gig amd quad core processor and a nvidia gtx 520 graphics card with at the mo 2 gig of ram but am waiting on my new 8 gig ram to come though the post and i also have a dual layer dvd writer and a 1tb hard drive it works fine with the 400 watt psu bt as soon as i download utorrent and start to download the files fail and then my computer runs really sluggish and then sometimes will fail to boot up but this only happens mainly after i have installed utorrent any ideas what could be the matter and how i can solve it thank you very much
 

A:What PSU would you recommend?

I don't think this is a PSU issue, you don't have many components and the GT 520 is a low power card (Nvidia's website recommends a 300W power supply).

Sounds like you probably downloaded a virus or something... you can try cleaning up your computer or reformatting.
 

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Hi.

I really want to play a game on my pc shogun 2 but I don't have a graphics card that will run this game. So please could anyone recommend me a a graphics card that will run shogun 2 smoothly and under 100. My PC's specifications are as follows:

Dell inspiron 530
Windows vista home premium
3.00GB RAM
Intel core 2 duo 2.20GHz
32-bit OS

I will be grateful for any recommendations or advice.

Thank you.
 

A:Could anyone recommend a graphics card?

Found this AMD Radeon 6850 for ~100. This is probably the best bang for the buck at this price segment.

You might however consider getting a better power supply, as the minimum PSU requirement is 500W for that GPU.
According to this your PC has a 300W PSU.

Here's a good PSU for ~60.
Alternatively, any no-name 600W PSU should suffice, but I don't recommend that.
 

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I'm looking for one for my parents' house. About 50-70 bucks or so. Nothing fancy.
 

A:Can someone recommend a good Wi-Fi router?

I have purchased 3x of these the all now have the same 5dBi 3x = 15dBi and each router packs a -20dBm = 100mW. Very strong about again if you have older home you have to see how many you need. These cost $50 plus. Depends on where you get it online. I don't have any issues with TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND

32MB of RAM
8MB for Flash
400MHz NPU
832KB Packet Buffer
10/100/1000mbps ports WAN / 4 LAN
USB Port can be use Media server or FTP server using the latest ROM update.
Removable SMA ANT.

My review of this router here
 

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It's getting to be upgrade time again.

Going to go the server route, probably 1366 Xeon.

My questions are:

1. Do Xeon 1366's have different hole alignment/spacing that consumer 1366's?

2. If so, can anyone recommend some water blocks other than Koolance, which I know I can use, to take a look at?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Socket 1366 Xeon - can anyone recommend compatible waterblocks?

Im pretty sure all 1366 motherboards use the same mounting holes. So any waterblock for the 1366 socket should be compatible.
 

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I hope this hasn t been asked already I searched for similar questions but there are a vast number of topics already posted that I don t think I even scratched the surface This is the second time I ve recieved a notification update? Recommend BIOS from Dell Support Center with the recommendation to update my BIOS I didn t do it the first time because I had no idea what I was doing and Recommend BIOS update? knew that messing with your BIOS could cause some serious problems This time I figure I will ask the experts first This is the message I am getting quot BIOS UPDATE AVAILABLE There is a critical new BIOS update available This critical BIOS update will fix problems or add features to the computer Recommend BIOS update? s BIOS It is strongly recommended to update to this latest BIOS quot Short sweet and to the point My question is whether or not it seems like a good idea to go ahead and do the update Recommend BIOS update? In regards to BIOS updates I ve been told quot if it ain t broke don t fix it quot but if the update will speed things up or have some benefit I m interested Also if it does seem like a good thing to do how do I go about it so I don t end up with a paper weight Thanks for the help nbsp

A:Recommend BIOS update?

I would agree with your final comment, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". But, on the other hand if Dell are pushing this recommendation then it may have some benefits, just make certain it is coming from Dell and not some bogus site. Go to the official Dell support site and look up your PC's drivers, it will show you in there what the latest version the Bios is, just check it against what you have. Go into Bios at boot and it will be written at the top of the screen.

http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~ck=bt
 

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I have a DIR- dlink model router and I m trying to find a feature setting that bandwidth on router Help monitoring allows bandwidth monitoring for all hosts on the network as my roommate is accusing me of going over our monthly limit Having no proof of who downloaded what it s pretty much his word against mine as of now I tried flashing the firmware with DD-WRT because I know it has monitoring software Unfortunately my particular router is not supported Anybody know of firmware similar to DD-WRT that may be compatible with this model If not anybody know Help monitoring bandwidth on router of settings that Dlink supports that would help monitor bandwidth usage on the network in some sort of graph statistics The only way I can provfe my roommate is downloading is if I go into the Help monitoring bandwidth on router Internet Sessions and the page goes on and on with his IP being blatantly there and his ports are ranging from - But screenshotting all of that with date time stamps is tedious I need something more presentable like a graph Best Regards nbsp

A:Help monitoring bandwidth on router

port range blocking for torrenting

A week later guys and nothing?

I'm not trying to spam or anything. I just need to resolve this issue asap.
Maybe if I can't upload firmware to the router, anybody have any ideas on how to effectively block the ports for torrenting.

I know my roommate uses ports TCP that vary from 40-50,000, on his host. But the router only restricts ports based on IP addresses that are based remotely.

Would I have to find out certain torrenting trackers' IP addresses and block them that way?
 

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I'm looking for a new monitor for gaming and general use

I want something with a fairly fast response time, probably around 22" and as for budget, well, as cheap as possible really

I'm in the UK
 

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All i know my pc is 2.66ghz , 2 hard drives , asus motherboard , 256 creative sound card ,

the thing is i use two hard drives , and i need to use my dvd drive but i can't due to not having enough sata connections , is there anyway where i can use my two hard drives, dvd drive and my cd-rom rom drive...

Also i need a power supply can anyone recommend any..?
 

A:Can anyone recommend any power supplies

Are you unable to use your DVD because of a lack of power connectors, or SATA data connectors?

If your power supply still works, you could just purchase a molex to 2x sata adapter, to create two more SATA power connectors.
 

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Hello - I just got a Windows 7 machine up and going for a co-worker. The moniter/vga cable connection works fine when it's plugged in, but when the LPT port HP LaserJet printer is plugged in as well, it fails to come on, like the computer isn't even turned on. The monitor isn't receiving a signal from the computer. Same with issue with the printer. It works only if the monitor cable is unplugged.
There aren't any problems showing in Device Manager, and I can't see any errors in the Event Viewer. This is probably an easy issue to resolve, but I would appreciate some advice. If you need further information concerning my setup, please let me know. Thank you.
 

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Hi, I'm trying to monitor basic printer errors, like paper jam, paper out, toner low on a Canon IP4700. I need to know if these errors get logged in a log file or does the event viewer populate any errors, as far as I've discovered non of these methods exists. These errors also need to be sent to a management station for call logging purposes
Help please!!!!!!!
Thanks Oz......
 

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I have ordered all my components except for the case. I was thinking of ordering either of these:

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/alpha
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/m59

My maximum budget is around 50.

Requirements:

- Good/sleek looking
- Has to accomodate ATX motherboard and an nVidia GeForce GTX 460
- Around or under budget

Please give your comments and recommendations
 

A:Please recommend a case!

I like the M59 one

Have you taken a look at other alternatives like Antec / Cooler Master etc.?

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec DF-35 Black Computer Case
 

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Hi there please? anyone a for Can recommend PSU me, guys Not sure what size PSU to get I recently shelled a lot of dough for PC parts I m building my first PC and want to make sure I can give it enough power with a little overhead I may wish to overclock the processor in the future so that needs to be taken into account From what I understand I should get either a US or Taiwan made PSU and that constant voltage and amperage are most important I d also go for one that s Gold Plus certified if needs be Here are the parts Gigabyte GA-X A-UD R mobo Intel i CPU Will want to overclock later in the CPU s Can anyone recommend a PSU for me, please? life ATI HD GPU GB x GB Corsair XMS DDR PC - Mhz AKASA Nero S Premier Cooler Corsair H - Hydro Watercooler Will probably use this with OC d processor Scythe Setsugen GPU Cooler Samsung F TB HDD I also already have an old Samsung SyncMaster T LCD monitor a Creative i-Trigue Sound System HP Photosmart HP Keyboard and Wireless Mouse And I will probably change the keyboard and mouse for something more fanciful later on I will be using Windows bit Home Premium Your Can anyone recommend a PSU for me, please? help is much appreciated nbsp

A:Can anyone recommend a PSU for me, please?

What's your price range?

I'd suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
 

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its for my mom, she doesn't game, do anything resource intensive. want to spend 300-500 bucks. heres what i would like for it to have: dual core proc., 3 gig RAM, 250 gig hard drive. thanks guys.
 

A:Can someone recommend me a good laptop?

someone please?
 

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I'm looking to replace my SRX200 linksys router. I'd like something that is N and backwards compatible with every other format. Currently I run my router with 4 computers, my blackberry phones, an xbox 360, and a WII. I have a rather large apartment with several rooms and two floors. My current router has a problem streaming video from laptops to my xbox and I was told I needed a N router to do this more effectively. My router is now randomly dropping connections for some reason and I've had it for 2 years. Also, I have a 20mb connection and will be upgrading to 60mb very soon.

So I'm looking for the best between $100 to $200. I'm looking for the best that I can get.
 

A:Recommend me a great router!

This would be the way to go especially if you're streaming videos. It may be to the upper limit of your budget, butit's worth it. Check out the features - you'll see...
 

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I am looking for a 2TB NAS to add to my network, now I have used a NAS in the past and was not impressed with the file transfer, although that was 3 years ago and this Seagate 2TB NAS look ok. I have always used Segate HDD internal and external, would anybody else recommend this. it's actually quite small and segate says it's very quiet, I remember reading about the last NAS I bought and that said it was very quite as well? It wasn't it was very loud.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Seagate 2TB Blackarmor NAS 110 7200RPM would you recommend it?

I would get Gig network NAS.
 

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Hello,

One of my friends wishes to purchase servers and his requirements are as follows. Can someone please recommend a HP server along with exact model and details specifications including URL which can help him select. Details available are:

Server #1: To be used as the main server for DNS, DHCP, and MS-Exchange server

Server #2: Will be used an a application server

Questions/more available information:
1) He wishes to have raid 3 or raid 5 for server # 2
2) How much total hard disk should be ok for each server
3) what should be the min. RAM for each server
4) He wishes to have internal tape back-up unit for server #2

Thanks
 

A:Please recommend servers

He will have success with any computer sold as a Server. But he will likely have to install the extra RAID drives. Servers do not need a lot of Ram. You can get by with 512MB on up.
Internal tape back up is a separate unit you buy and install after market, but some servers come with them installed.
Installing and running servers is not rocket science, but it is difficult compared to a regular computer, and requires some reading and study, or experience on another server.

There are plenty of good books on Servers available on Amazon and a variety of good book stores... or from better libraries. You do not need the most recent book, but one that references Windows Server 2003 would be a good choice.
 

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I m looking to add a few more harddrives to my system I already have but I might take of those you Which of recommend? these drives would out and put their contents on a partition or something Who knows Anyway I was looking at a few harddrives on Newegg Which of these drives would you recommend? and always having been partial to Western Digital they were the first Which of these drives would you recommend? once I looked at Which of these drives would you recommend? This one immediately caught my eye for obvious reasons http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E TB WD Caviar Green Now before I hear you say it I won t be using these harddrives as my installation drive I MIGHT install games to it maybe but probably not These will be used for storage for the most part My main concern here is that I m reading a lot of bad reviews along with a lot of good ones about these TB drives and I d probably do better to hold off on those for a while until they stabilize I also came across this one though http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E TB WD Caviar Black Tons of great reviews about this drive and at only a little more than half the price of the TB it might be worth it And finally I m thinking I might replace my installation drive which is actually a partition of a Gig Samsung drive with a VelociRaptor I don t need anything large or whatever for my installation drive just fast http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E GB RPM This should be perfect Along with the fact that it s the x winner of the customer choice for internal harddrives it sounds pretty solid So the main thing I need is opinions which of those large capacity drives hould I get and is it worth the money to get the Raptor drive for increased performance ALSO I need a little help with something else I have a W Antex Earthwatts PSU It s held perfectly solid since I ve had it never an issue with it I m wondering what adding more harddrives will do to it though Like I said I ll probably remove the smaller harddrives I have a WD GB IDE and a Maxtor GB IDE and move their contents to either a folder or a partition of another drive Then I plan on replacing the GB partition of the GB Samsung SATA drive which is my installation C partition with the GB VelociRaptor then I want to add either or of those TB Caviar Black drives for a total of either or harddrives MY question is can a W PSU handle harddrives a PCI-E x video card internal optical drives an AMD Athlon X CPU and case fans or will I probably have to upgrade before long I m sure if I just remove those drives and add the velociraptor and the caviar in there it won t make any difference at all since I m still at harddrives but I still wanna know nbsp

A:Which of these drives would you recommend?

Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
This is a black friday sale, so better hurry, it is also 5900 RPM, but you say it is for storage.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Full 7200 RPM, and 1.5tb.

About the Velociraptor, while it is a decent harddrive, I think WD mistimed its entry, coming out just a bit before SSD's started going mainstream, and SSD destroy any raptor. So personally, I would recommend buying either a OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail $130, OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail $230, OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail $240, whatever you have the money for. Of course, there is much less storage space, so alternatively you can save up your money and buy when SSDs become even faster and cheaper.




can a 500W PSU handle 5 harddrives, a PCI-E16x video card, 2 (internal) optical drives, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU, and 5 case fansClick to expand...

yes



I'm sure if I just remove those 2 drives and add the velociraptor and the caviar in there it won't make any difference at all, since I'm still at 4 harddrives, but I still wanna know.Click to expand...

You might as well keep your drives in, the powersupply is fine. Also the raptor takes a bit more power than a normal drive, however, the WD 2tb green takes less power, but I don't think it is quite enough to offset the raptor.
 

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But, I would like to hear of a nice, cheap video card that's in the range of GF 7 and GF 9. Thank you.

You can also email me your suggestions: [email protected]
 

A:What would you recommend?

You may have missed the Sticky in this forum (right below "New Topic") When you posted
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html
 

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my question is can i read a report or log file that will tell me how long users have been logged into my server. i run sbs2003 and have some users on remote access via vpn, does the monitoring on the system allow me to view log in times for each user and how long they are logged in.
 

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Hi,
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Thanx.....
 

A:Monitoring processes using my bandwidth

First things first... If you don't have free Malwarebytes, Glary Utilities and a decent free antivirus, get these and scan your computer. Tell us a little about your computer and the operating system
 

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A:Monitoring Heat

Depending on your hardwares, you always can rely on Everest programs.

If you are using nvidia chipsets, you can download and use the nForceWare and nForce drivers to probe for the temperatures.
 

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Anyways, as I'm not familiar with AMD's latest lineup of processors, I thought I'd ask everyone here what they'd recommend. (Last time I even bought an AMD was about 3 years ago...) Anyone had any experience with AMD's more recent processors?
 

A:AMD processors - what would people recommend these days?

Depends on budget, AMD is marginally cheaper, and they have quite competative processors with lots of L3 cache. Budget?
 

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A:Anyone recommend a good ATX case?

The cases you suggested are pretty much top of the line on a budget in my opinion. id go for the antec.
 

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Greets,

I have an aging Brother HL-1450 which probably needs a new drum (if that will solve the dirt problem), but a new drum + new toner exceeds the price of most new lasers out there (yes, I know that those come with a starter toner, but the issue is the $117 drum).

The HL-1450 draws about 350 Watts when it prints, and that is a decent power draw (lights dim). Most of the new brothers want double that (including the currently on-sale HL-5240).

I am not married to Brother here ... can someone recommend a decent B&W laser printer which does not draw 600-1000W to print?

Thanks!
 

A:Recommend a B&W Laser which does NOT need 600+W to Print

Lots of chioces... Here's one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828104624
 

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Need something that will fit fine and give me the right connections. Looking to spend less than $60. Thanks.
 

A:Recommend me a PSU

This one might work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153052

Don't expect top end for $60 though.
 

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A:Radeon vs. GeForce - Which one of these video cards do you recommend, and why?

I use the 8600, I stopped using ATI some time ago but I am running Vista
 

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A:Recommend a vid card?

So what are your systems specs?
 

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Thanks
 

A:Any recommendations for temp monitoring?

Read here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=98948
There are some issues with Temp reporting
I don't believe you could ever get it truly accurate, unless you attach a temp gauge to the underneath of the CPU Heatsink

Another read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic13759.html
 

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A:Recommend me a graphics card and screen please

Try these:

Acer AL2416WB 24" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1920x1200 1000:1 400cd/m2 5ms Silver/Black 3 Years Warranty - 198.99 + free delivery
ASUS HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card - 364.9 + free delivery
Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - 60.25 + free delivery
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM - 27.39 + free 5-day delivery

The total for the entire system will easily be under 1000 and your friend would have a killer system that will be able to play any game with the detail settings maxed out.
 

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A:Please recommend Computer Headsets

Google is a good tool for this...
 

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thx
 

A:Lan website monitoring program

Child Control 2008
http://www.salfeld.com/index.html

Single License (for max. one PC)..29,90....39,90
Multi License (for max. 3 PCs)......59,90....69,90

edit:

Sorry that's a pay for one!
 

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Notes:
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-I dont have a gigantic case so i'm hoping for the normal size coolers.
-Try not to recommend something tat's more than $50.

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A:Recommend a CPU cooler?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2882723&CatId=1588
here is one for 50$ with a ten dollar mail in rebate.
 

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A:Monitoring my network server

Monitors are so cheap these days... In our part of the world, the White Elephant, Salvation Army, and GoodWill sell 19" monitors fo $5.00 as the world is donating them when they move to LCD.
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A:Recommend Video Card

So match the added card to the on-board video's chipset... example, if you have ATI graphics, go ATI PCI-e. If you have Nvidia, go Nvidia PCI-e. Just spend what is in your budget that's all there is to it
 

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A:Looking to buy Laptop... what do you recommend?

What is your budget?
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999171
 

A:What fan controller do you recommend?

You should have separate controllers for the best results when both 3-pin and 4-pin fans are installed.
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A:Problem regarding hardware monitoring

What are the rest of your system specs?
 

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A:Terrible FPS in Games (Recommend Me an Upgrade)

Wait until you get your GeForce 8800 before doing anything else. That could solve your problem to a large degree.
 

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A:I Enabled S.m.a.r.t. Monitoring In The Bios...but Its Not Working

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Also, you cannot do SMART on RAID arrays. So if you have some fakeraid controller, it may be masking all SMART information.

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A:Which of these PC's would you recommend?

Both processors are dual core so they are about even, but I do like the E6600 better than the E6400 simply because it's faster and has twice the L2 cache. The geForce 7500LE just plain sucks as a 3D accerator while the X1600 is about three times as powerful but still isn't anything to brag about. I'd buy the E6600 and then plan to purchase a new video card and operating system. How much are you planning on spending on this computer because it's very possible to cobble together for you a computer that would meet or beat a combination of the best parts of the 7635 and the 7755 for usually just a little more money.
 

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A:dual monitoring

Check the ATI web site for help.
 

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Any ideas anyone?
 

A:Network/internet traffic monitoring

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The only decisions to make are ECC vs non-ECC You don't need ECC.
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Processor Intel DUO Core, fastest you can afford
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Large hard drive
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Start shopping...
 

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A:Recommend me a motherboard diagnostic card

None of them are much good for very long. Motherboards change too frequently. Experience is the best teacher, followed by goog books by Muellar and Bigelow... and know your software.
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zalmans 9700
 

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A:Lan monitoring

Show Traffic with WinPcap

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What is your budget?
 

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Did you set up WPA or WPA2 security? Do that. Enable MAC filtering and don't worry about mooching - only a very dedicated attacker would be able to break your small home network now (and it would take weeks/months).

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http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...w.aspx?ProductID=1939&ModelName=GA-K8N51GMF-9

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i have around $70 for an upgrade. recommend me the best pci express card according to my budget.

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gl

sl33py
 

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Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

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A:Video card temp monitoring

Everest



TCool said:



Well, I just recently brought down my cpu/case temps big time by rearranging my cords and cleaning out my case. Right now my temps are idleing about 20f lower overclocked to 3.6 than it was non overclocked at 3.0. So, now that I'm in my overclocking mood I want to look into overclocking my video card, however I can't seem to figure out how to monitor the temperature. I've done some research and it appears that my video card (Sapphire ATI Radeon X1300) does support temp monitoring. I have the everest program, which i read is supposed to be able to tell you gpu temps, but when I click on the GPU option under "display" I just get a blank screen. I also tried a program called ati tools that was supposed to work with my video card, but it told me my card wasn't compatible. I have also read that some manufacturers disable the temp monitoring and that you have to re-enable it, but I have not been able to find any information about how to do that.

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Thanks much,

TimClick to expand...

In Everest see if it says the temperature in "Computer -> Sensor". That's where it tells me it.
 

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A:recommend multicard reader internal

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A:Network Monitoring Tool to view how clients use the network

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A:Fan monitoring with liquid cooling

I'm an *****

On closer inspection of the Lian device, it seems as the fan control connectors had little male female adapter caps on them. Okay I could probably get that set up now but I'd apreciate any comments. Is this a good way to setup, where should I place the temperature monitors etc (anything really.)

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A:Temperature Monitoring Recommendation Please

The sensors are fitted to the motherboard by the manufacturer. It s just a case of reading them. I don't know about Dell.
You can try either:
Motherboard Monitor
or
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I've just got a dvd player for xmas that plays mpeg's and i've stacks of movie clips that are avi, wma, mov files etc. I'm wanting to convert them all to mpeg so that i can burn them onto disk and play them on my tv. Can anyone recommend a good free file converter that will convert batches. I've looked on the download section of this site and the only ones i've downloaded are trial versions and produce watermarks on the converted files.

Also is there a free program out there that will allow me to decode dvd's and then burn them to vcd or mpeg? Sorry if i sound like i'm asking silly questions i really havn't much of an idea!

I'm using winXP SP1

Thanks in advance.
 

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I rushing to build a computer for my daughter who is away at university... (her computer just died!)

I plan to use a ASUS A7N8X-E-DX motherboard; 512MB PC3200 RAM; AMD Athlon XP2600+ processor; and 120Gb hard drive.

My question to this forum is what Video Card should I consider? While she is not a gamer, I would like to get something that has good resolution yet won't break the bank...

As you can see from my profile, I am building her computer much like mine... I just don't think she needs the same level of video...

Any ideas... thanks.
 

A:Recommend a Video Card Please...

I use my PC for business purposes only, and have a Matrox Milennium G550
http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/mill_g550/home.cfm
This is an extremely powerful card, despite its only 32MB memory.
I do mainly web-design with it, with lots of photo-manipulation.
For using MS Office-like programs, email and web-surfing, and the occasional game, there is no better, more reliable card.
 

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Im looking into buying a new video card for hl2 and some other newer games.. I have a budget around 200$. I was thinking of getting a geforce 6600gt but I think it only comes in pcix.

What do you guys recommend?
 

A:Recommend video cards plz

Before you go spending your hard earned cash check out www.ati.com Regards Howard:grinthumb
 

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Can somebody recommend me a good video card? My price range is anything lower than 130 140 around there. Thanks guys:grinthumb
 

A:Recommend........

I lke GForce4 MX-440 8x @ 100 usd or so
 

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Hi, i'm currently looking to buy a soundcard for it is a major bottleneck in my system...i wanted to know from the gamers which soundcard gives them the best overall performance.....money is not an issue, please if you could give detail information about the specific card...or just say it runs bad *** etc. thanks for helping ok bye
 

A:Which soundcard would YOU recommend?

screw soundcards

just get a DECENT motherboard that gives you all the bells and whistles, INCL state of the art sound...........FOR about what you'd spend for that CARD
 

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I m using a Papst fan NM on my Alpha amp tonight Monitoring Failure Fan my system Fan Monitoring Failure shut down for no reason When I powered it back up it started beeping so I shut it down straight away Upon inspecting the inside everything seemed fine so I decided to power it up again I was taken straight to the monitoring section of the BIOS where the quot CPU FAN RPM quot was flashing in red amp by all means it should be since it was reporting RPM The wierd thing is that the fan is actually running as it always does CPU temp is the same It just stopped reporting the RPMs for some reason I tryed plugging it to different FAN plug on the mainboard CASE FAN PSU FAN etc but still no RPMs I don t really feel like buying another one amp this one is no longer under warranty rolleyes Any ideas on this situation PS I checked the wires on the fan amp all three seem normal None are disconnected nbsp

A:Fan Monitoring Failure

I think the fan is definitely the problem, since the system board doesn't recognize any RPM signal out of any of the plugs. Just to make sure plug a different fan in and see if the sysbo recognizes any signal. More likely it is than it isn't the RPM monitoring function on the fan.

If your system can't run w/o the RPM monitoring from the CPU fan than you might have to plug the fan from your active northbridge cooling, if you have any, into there, or a case fan or smth. Then just plug your Papst into any of the other plugs.

You haven't the slightest what could have caused this?

BTW, how old is the fan?
 

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