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_TyIzaeL_

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    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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  1. I don't think it applies, but I'm fairy sure it doesn't really matter either. Nevertheless, it appears there is a way to hide the "Switch User" option, if that's what you're going for.
  2. I am using the stock cooler on the card. Temperatures tend to peak around 160F (71C), and idle around 125F (51C). I've never tweaked my BIOS settings much (outside of disabling floppy and changing the boot order). However, I looked around a bit and didn't see anything that looked out of the ordinary. I don't overclock my hardware, so OC settings were default. On the way out, I loaded BIOS defaults and then changed what I normally change (no floppy, boot order). If it doesn't crash within a week, I would say the BIOS reset fixed it. I've not exactly hopeful though.
  3. Hello, I have been having issues with my main system (test results link) for a little over a month now. It all started when my old video card--EVGA 8800GT Superclocked--started having issues in 3D games. You can view how that worked out in a thread on my forums. In short, as soon as I brought up any 3D application I was met with low frame rates that were quickly followed by crashes. I eventually began having trouble on the desktop, and BSODs made the system unusable. A fresh Vista install did not remedy the problem. So, about a month and a half ago I got my new card--an XFX 9800GTX+--and shortly after I began having a different issue. Its only been happening in-game so far. When the issue occurs, it typically goes like this: Screen suddenly goes blank. Monitor reports no signal. (Sometimes) whatever last sound was playing will loop forever. CTRL+ALT+DELETE doesn't do anything. Hitting the reset button on the PC doesn't fix the problem--the screen still says blank. The only way to bring the system back up is to hit the power button (turn it off) then turn it back on. On boot, Windows reports it wasn't shut down properly. I have tried a number of things to figure out what the issue was, including (in no particular order): Using driver cleaner to remove all NVIDIA drivers and then reinstalling them. Downgrading from Windows Vista SP2 to Windows Vista SP1. These crashes appear to be mostly random. The only thing that is consistent is that it only happens while I'm playing a game (such as Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2, or Half-Life 2). The timing seems random. I can go on a gaming spree for a very long period of time without issue one day, and another day it will crash within the first half-hour of playing. I am out of ideas here, is there anything you could suggest I try before I RMA the card (and have to go without my main machine for upwards of a week)? Edit: I also forgot to mention, that I typically run [email protected] on the GPU while I'm not gaming. This doesn't seem to cause any crashes.
  4. Could this have anything to do with me having 6 WUs waiting to go to Stanford?
  5. Ok guys, I'm having a real problem here. While playing F.E.A.R. today, my screen began freezing at random intervals and running slower than usual. I noticed that I heard something, coming from my PC. Later, I took off my headset when it happened again and I heard what sounded like one of my hard drives turning off and turning back on! So I thought the hard drive was going bad, but that didn't explain the lag so I looked at CPU-Z to check things out (a few times in the past, disconnecting the computer from power caused the BIOS to reset the voltage to their defaults which was 800MHz at 1.2V). Well, my CPU normally runs at 2004.4MHz at 1.5V. Now the core clock is jumping around from the norm of 2004.4MHz to Max 2068MHz and Min 1968MHz. The CPU voltage is avg 1.536v Max 1.552 Min 1.520. What is going on here? Is it my PSU? CPU? Motherboard? Hard drive? In simple terms: WTH? Link Notes: Unusually slow video performance is because of the visual style I'm using. 100% CPU usage is from [email protected] The hard drives perform much better than that on real hard drive benchmarks (like HD Tach).
  6. At the very least I need to get windows installer working again.
  7. There is only light damage. But my guess is that something important is damaged. When I put the CD in, Explorer doesn't even see it. I click the CD Drive and Explorer opens up the drive, but nothing is there. Edit: The label for the CD is not displayed either.
  8. On my machine, it is already disabled.
  9. Not good. My XP CD wasn't recognized because it is damaged. Am I simply sol or is there hope?
  10. I looked, but the key I have already matches what the article suggests.
  11. Yes that's what I saw when I Googled before posting. I was hoping for a simpler method.
  12. I'm having problems with Windows Installer so I tried running sfc /scannow. It tells me that files need to be replaced, I put my XP Pro CD into the drive, but sfc does not recognize it as my XP Pro CD (Why?). I don't see any reason why this isn't working I would really appreciate any help ASAP because I need to reinstall OpenOffice.Org to finish a report I'm working on. :help:
  13. Yeah I found that one on Google. It doesn't work, it will only convert 50% of the file unless you pay for it.
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