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duct: .NET Framework; Version: 2.0.50727.8670; Event ID: 0;
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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A:Nvidia crashes Epic Games' media event, announces Titan X graphics card

Soo... What are the chances of a 6GB "980Ti" variant? A bit like the 780Ti was to the Titan Black?
Because it would be better for games and a hell of a lot cheaper

If the rumor mill is to be believed, the price is going to be $1,349, Most people who buy this for gaming will have no use of the double precision floating point prowess of the card, and the few that would probably should have spent a couple hundred extra bucks to get a proper Quadro!
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A:Buy i5 K version or i7 K for gaming?

What GPU do you have because an i5 K series is very powerful, and if you have a weak GPU, spend the money there. But if your GPU is already powerful, get the i5 K and a nice CPU cooler (Hyper 212 Evo, Hydro series by corsair, Noctua, etc.). Then you can overclock it to about 4.2-4.5(4.7 at most). 4.2/4.3 is a safe bet for the Hyper 212 if you decide on that. 4.5 is good with a watercooler. Just google your cooler and cpu models and see what people recommend as a stable OC.
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Thanks in advance.


A:Best version of GTX 750 Ti?

In all honesty they all have the same limitations and because of the low power draw the temps are not much different between them.

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A:What is mobile computing framework?

"State-of-the-art mobile computing environments must deal with scarce and dynamically varying resources-in particular, the network quality of service. Applications which execute in such environments need to adapt to the dynamic operating conditions in order to preserve the illusion of seamlessness for the end-user as far as possible. The paper proposes a framework for adaptation which provides applications with runtime support for quality of service negotiation, monitoring, and notification. Applications only need to specify the policy of adaptation at a high level, and are shielded from the mechanics of adaptation. The paper describes the design and implementation of the framework of adaptation as a part of the Prayer mobile computing environment"...
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A:Hard drive is reporting a Smart Event error message

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processor: intel core i5-3210M

My laptop is currently having problems with it too such as when I try to shut down it'll take like 5 minutes or wont at all and sometimes loses connection to the wifi and I wont be able to open the list of available wifi, but when I can it wont show or connect so I have to restart my laptop.

A:STEAM: Counter strike source lag, how to fix?

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Source: ACPI
Event ID: 13

: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

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Thank you!

A:ACPI error Event ID 13

This could be caused by a failing hard drive
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I know it's an PCI-E x16 as it says that by the port itself. But what .0 version is it?

example: PCI-E 1.0 x16, PCI-E 2.0 x16 etc.

I need to know this information quite soon as I'm planning on buying the Nvidia GTS 450 (if It is compatible, other wise feel free to recommend some compatible cards.

The Card:
The Port: http:[email protected]/8524755663/in/photostream/

Any reply will be greatly appreciated.

A:Which PCI-E version is this port?

I wouldn't worry about it too much, only the newer GPUs will take full advantage of the bandwidth of a PCI-E x16 2.0/3.0 slot. That being said, if you have a PCI-E x16 slot, you can put any PCI-E x16 GPU in it, unless you're spending upwards of $300+ on a GPU. (GTX 660Ti or a better card) I would shoot for a motherboard with at least a PCI-E x16 2.0 slot.

Would you mind providing the type of motherboard you're using?
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A:DNS client event errors

Easiest approach is to delete the host file
\windows\system32\drivers\etc contains hosts

you need ADMIN privileges
First stop the client by getting a cmd prompt and enter net stop "dns client" (exactly as shown)
now cd to \windows\system32\drivers\etc

del hosts
then recreate it using echo "" >hosts
(that is two consecutive double-quotes without anything between)

now you should clear the event viewer log containing the error and follow up with
net start "dns client"
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A:Need source for Pentium IV socket 478 motherboard or repair


I see I failed to specify, but I need an ATX rather than a micro ATX. I did a quick search on the basic LGA 775 specs and the one I happened to see was a micro ATX, altho I imagine other forms were available?

If yours is an ATX, I'll very gratefully take you up on that.

You wouldn't happen to have a setup manual? I'm far from being very knowledgeable,
more of the typical "know enuf to get myself in trouble" level.

I would imagine I might be able to find and download a manual if you don't have one.

My zip is 89046, Searchlight NV. I'm here temporarily for a 2+ year solar-steam generating plant project, then RETIREMENT!!

Thanks so much!

Address removed for your safety. Note from mailpup: Give address in private "conversation" with Matthew.

I'd prefer FedEx ground, they deliver to me.

Let me know how much, throw in some extra for your packaging and time/trouble.
And how to send the money. If you do PayPal, add extra for their cut of course.
Or I can mail a Postal MO or whatever.
Not a huge rush, I can access my "civilian" email at work if I don't overdo it.
Thanks again!
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More here

A:The graphic card version of the '59 Eldorado

A 560! This must be for show cases only. Could have at least put it on a 580.

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So i have selected this cable...

Xenta Gold Plated V1.4 HDMI

Would it be ok to use with this graphics card ?

Gigabyte GT430

Thanks for any info offered


A:Gigabyte GT 430 HDMI version?

Yeah, if can plug in the standard TV type HDMI cable to your video card, you're golden.

The "1.3 or 1.4" issue, (or perhaps hype), pertains to data throughput, and not the physical connection configuration, so even type 1.3 will suffice for 1080p.

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A:Overheating - need help finding source

Remove the CPU cooler-heatsink. Clean off all the dust and any other debris. Clean off the old thermal paste and apply a small amount of new paste. Then check the PC's operation
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It has a range of different computer names within the same events. As far as DCOM is configured it's only setup to use TCP-IP.

Server - Windows Server 2008 Standard FE
System type: 64-bit Operating System

24 XP Pro
2 Vista Pro
2 Vista Home (should they be using home in an environment like this?)

I have attached the last 256 logs from Application & System as of yesterday evening at around 5pm'ish. I've checked again this morning and looks like the same error has already been re-occurring.

Can anyone give me any suggestion as to where to go with this?


A:Event ID: 10009 DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer <computer name>

Extra Info

Sorry I forgot to also mention that the server is acting as a DHCP server and that there router has had DHCP disabled. Client PC'S are set to local static IP'S and are not actually set to obtain if this has any variance.

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A:Display driver Nvidia Windows Kernal Mode Driver, Version 185.93 stopped responding

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A:RAID errors on large copies and in event viewer

So I went to Q:\ and selected all (highlighting all top-level files and folders, and their subcontents), copied, then went to D:\ and pasted.Click to expand...

Ouch! The technique of copy/paste is more likely to cause issues than anything else, especially on large size transfers.

Empty the Raid target
Select the top-level-folders
drag-n-drop onto the Raid Drive letter
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BTW i have Samsung T220 22" monitor.

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A:Is Radeon 4670 1GB version faster than 512MB version?

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Image if its any help

The black one is PCI express i just dont know which version?
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A:Please help me update the BIOS to newer version

What problem do you have with your graphics card?

Unless absolutely necessary, it isn't generally recommended to update the BIOS.
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A:AGP Version 3.0?

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A:Counter Strike: Source + Radeon HD 3650

Directx9 may have something to do with it depending on what the game is and what the operating system is. If you have Vista or Windows 7 and you're playing a game that supports other directx versions, then choosing a different directx MIGHT have something to do with it.

But since you're playing Counter Strike, I'd say not. CS is a very old game and it doesn't take much to run it these days anymore. Even a basic integrated graphics card can run it smoothly.

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There may also be a setting in the Counter Strike menu that's causing a screwup with your graphics card and causing it to be jerky like that. It may also have something to do with the servers you play on. Sometimes the location can cause major lag. But I doubt this is the case.

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Hello Echo, and first sorry for my terrible english, i 'm from France.
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