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  1. Ahhh it's a laptop ! you did not mention that lol, so installing a new network card is not possible. If it is still under warranty then send it back and get your lan fixed, but before you do make sure you back up all your files. My bad :) its a laptop alright. My mate had the same problem with his laptop (same model) his NIC died and revived itself when he installed windows 7. I'm feeling stupid for not mentioning the NIC problem to ASUS when i recently took it in for screen cable repair :/ i assumed installing windows 7 would solve the problem *sigh*
  2. I would have replied earlier but i have been on holidays for nearly a week. After pulling my hair out over this silly thing. I tried a few different drivers and managed to find one that works in my favour :) As for my lan adapter i might have to send the laptop back to asus :/ sent it back not long ago to repair the screen cable.
  3. I couldnt find the adapter in the bios :/
  4. Good question. My lan adapter has failed to start. It stopped working when i had vista installed. Same thing happened to my friend and when we both upgraded to win7 my lan adapter is still buggered. I had no problems playing on the wireless connection before hand.
  5. I finally upgraded to win7 32bit from vista. My main problem with win7 is the terrible lag i get when playing online games (wow) through a wireless connection. I never had this problem when i was running vista. I downloaded WLAN Optimizer to run in the background and that doesnt really help me out :/ EDIT: i have also updated the wireless drivers.. downloaded from asus and through windows update. What else could i try to lower my ping? thankyou in advance for your help!
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    Optus prepaid expired -- lost forever?

    I had my Optus prepaid number from 1999 up until August 2008. I wasnt able to recharge the service and Optus canceled my plan on me. When i got my new iPhone they wouldnt let me keep my old number... they lied to me and said that the number cant be used for 8 or so years..... my friend rang my old number by accident and found out that Optus had already given it away! jerks!
  7. Hey guys, I'm having a problem with my Asus Notebook Network Adapter. A week ago i went to plug a cat5 cable into the adapter/enable the device and i noticed the 'connection' had disappeared. I went into the Device Manager to see what the problem was and i saw the ! infront of the device. double clicked to go into the properties and this is what it had displayed. This device cannot start. (Code 10) Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available. - clicking that doesnt do anything. Location: PCI bus 0, device 10, function 0 I uninstalled the network adapater, reinstalled the original drivers... no change.. went through the same process only with the latest drivers.... same problem again. I've contacted Asus about it, the only thing they told me told me to do is 'book it in for repair' I have warranty for this Notebook but i'd rather not send it away if i dont have to. If someone can help me out with this dilema i'd appreciate it, this laptop is only 5 weeks old :( OS - Vista home premium Notebook - Asus X61G Series Network card - NVIDIA nForce Cheers.
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    The Official Metal Thread

    Racer X - If you like Paul Gilbert/Shred/Awesome Metal... listen to these guys :D
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    Buying a new latop budget $1000-$1300

    Thanks guys i'll buy the laptop sometime this week.
  10. Hey guys, i need some advice on buying a new laptop My max spending amount is $1300, Ive been searching ebay and a few online stores like crazy over the last week or so. One of the best laptops ive found so far is the ASUS Laptop X61GX http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...em=110367139611 Ive been told that HP and Toshiba are the best laptops to go for. I'm not after a complete gaming laptop, i just want something with a decent video card and can handle running vmware/multiple os. Whats your advice? Cheers!
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    Nope. Dr Frank Howes i think it is. and this isnt a corneal transplant, this is kerarings. mines not far enough for a transplant yet so tey're putting rings in then Cross Linking with riboflaven so it cant progress. hopefully i never need an actual transplant. Yeah hopefully you dont! its no fun at all. You're probably out of surgery now, hope you are holding up well!
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    Good luck with the operation. I've had 3 cornea transplants to try and fix up my kerotaconus... i still have screwy vision today. My first Op was in Brisbane, is Prof Hurst doing your Op? all the best!
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    Best mid tower cases?

    Where can i buy one for less than $100 Coolermaster CM - 690 - $134 <--- thats the cheapest one i found. I live in tassie, it was from a little place called THS computing. Cheapest i can find on the net is here. http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/24455 Cheers!
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    gaming cpu

    wow E8600 Intel Core 2 Duo @ $330 - thats a good price i was quoted for $429 at msy. where do you guys normally shop for parts?
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    Best mid tower cases?

    Where can i buy one for less than $100 Coolermaster CM - 690 - $134 <--- thats the cheapest one i found.