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    HP m1 stuck 'starting'

    Facepalm. It was a floppy.
  2. I've just rebuilt a HP M1 server with a fresh version of windows 2003. It had been going fine for 3 days then I installed lotus server on it. I reset the server post-install. It went through all the post and just before it started loading windows it got stuck on a black screen with 'starting' written up the top. I haven't been able to get past this screen since. My instinct is that the battery in the raid controller died and dumped the installed on reset. I'm hoping someone can tell me otherwise because I don't want to spend another there days rebuilding.
  3. Thanks guys. I have always used in game settings only. I tried using the driver software to force everything the last couple of days with poor results. I lost massive fps and stability but had only small improvements if any. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one.
  4. I was just wondering what peoples opinions on this are? Do you use the in game settings for your graphics, your computers display settings or a combination of both?
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    Looks like I'm getting an air compressor, cheers guys.
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    Can you remove dust from your comp with a vacuum cleaner or will this cause static discharge?
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    Asrock Z77 Extreme Turbo Overclock

    Cool, my understanding is I should be aiming to keep my temps under 75C?
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    Build Opinions

    What's he using the comp for? If he's just gaming and you're pinching pennies I would stick with 4gb. As far as I'm aware most games only utilize 4gb. Also as a side note, I just built my rig and I'm finding my 120ssd restrictive, game files are getting quite large these days and the space goes faster than you'd think.
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    Asrock Z77 Extreme Turbo Overclock

    Under load Core Voltage is 1.18V steady. What sort of numbers are normal/safe?
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    Asrock Z77 Extreme Turbo Overclock

    According to CPUID cpu VCORE is averaging 0.90V while idle and has peaked at 1.14V I will report back with the load stats.
  11. Specs: i5 3570k cpu Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 mobo Corsair HX650 psu Gigabyte GTX 670 Corsair GT 120GB ssd WD Caviar Black 2TB G. Skill Ares 1600 16GB memory I just put this rig together and went to overclock my cpu. When I went into the bios settings I noticed there was an option to set up your bios for 'Turbo Boost Overclocking' automatically with defaults of 4.0, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5ghz. I chose the 4.2ghz setting and have been running it for the past couple of days. The cores run at 1.6ghz with normal use and then when gaming it will boost up to a constant 4.2ghz. My cpu temp averages around 50C when gaming (tested using Spec Ops and Skyrim) and has peaked at 63C. My system has been very stable and I've had no crashes during long periods of gaming. Basically I am new to overclocking and I know this is not the way it is usually done. Is there anything wrong with doing it this way, has anyone else with this mobo tried using these settings and lastly, running at these temps should I push my cpu to a higher setting?
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    Ultra Reliable PCs / Servers

    What's your budget? if you can't have air com running in the lab or it is ineffectively eliminating humidity due to the open roof you may need to build a custom enclosure for your PC with a small air conditioning unit attached.
  13. You can put in a code with your remote to use any region you want. Just google your DVD player's model number.
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    Stinking ass laptop

    Dude, you got and ID Ten Tea error, you gotta delete system 32.
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    Z77-UD3H Build Issues

    First thoughts are it's a CPU overheating issue. How hot is your CPU running?