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    hard drive dissapears from computer

    I shouldn't have said borderline over heating. You should be concerned when it gets into the mid 40s. But when you ran that diagnostic test there may have been less disk accessing than opposed to a situation where there is a lot of disc activity. Also, that windows drive might have a lesser RPM...
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    AMD 8-Core, a bit disappointed

    What types of applications are running faster on the laptop? The laptop might have a better GPU than the server. Post the specs of the two.
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    RAM : 2GB Dual Channel or 3GB

    Yeah lol make sure those RAM sticks have the same specs as each other. If they don't they can cause a lot of performance issues, usually intermittent ones. So match your RAM evenly. See how much RAM each DIMM can take on your mo-bo and you may be better off just buying a bundle of 2 sticks of...
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    hard drive dissapears from computer

    Are you sure your hard drive is getting enough air in the case to cool down? Hard drives, especially at 10,000 rpm tend to heat up very quickly and that causes them to expand and when they cool down, you start to lose some accuracy with the read/write heads on the disk. It looks like you built...
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    Graphic cards compatibility

    Also, if you are unsure about whether or not your PSU can handle the new GPU, you can use a power calculator on a lot of PSU companies' sites. Make sure you go with one that has 80+ wattage efficiency and be sure to check its voltage efficiency as well.
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    Graphic cards compatibility

    Yeah but depending on the level of applications you run you will want a pcie x16 card. They are slots are specifically designed for them , except for a few other devices for high-end machines (like a gigabit NIC for a server) because of the slots speed. In modern systems it is connected to the...
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    Advice for getting an IT job at 16?

    Yeah most of the people at geek squad are tards... So then what can I do? My dad helped this local IT company (Pomeroy IT Solutions) significantly by hiring them for IT solutions (he works at citi). You think the recommendation of the guy from pomeroy would help get me a job, assuming I actually...
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    Advice for getting an IT job at 16?

    I turned 16 a while back and now that I have a car and with college approaching I realize I need to get a job over the summer. I love computers and know a lot about how they work and practical solutions for problems. To expand my knowledge base on the matter I started reading a Comptia A+...
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    SSD vs 3 HDD's with RAID 5 configuration

    In my next gaming build I am trying to decide whether or not to use SSD or HDD for my hard drive. I understand all the differences between the two so that is not what I'm asking. Price will play a big role. I think right now a SSD is like $1.00/GB whereas HDD is $0.10/GB? If so wouldn't it make...
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    Downsides of Overclocking?

    From what I can see on tigerdirect and newegg at least and just people talking about the subject, it's sounding like the only risk of over clocking is just overheating. Is this the only downside? So in theory, assuming the cpu is cooled 100% to its needs, I'd have nothing to worry about, in...
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    Are these system voltages good?

    I had re-imaged my computer to factory settings with the cd that comes with the computer. I had done this to troubleshoot my computer because the NIC wasn't working, but after I did it still didn't work and I'm at where I am now.
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    Are these system voltages good?

    I have actually already re-imaged the computer already and this all still happens.
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    Are these system voltages good?

    Oh yeah...lol If a window is minimized i have to click it twice for it to pop up, a lot of programs are unstable, or are crashing, just stuff like that.
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    Are these system voltages good?

    The purple wire leading to the motherboard read to 5.00V mark exactly (I'm not using a multimeter with digital display, so it might be off by .01 or so) when the both turned off and on. The green wire read 4.40V (with the computer turned off) and it read ~.050V (with the computer on). The gray...
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