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    HP G56 laptop won't boot with SSD in

    Is the Kingston SSD not sata 2? Would it be sata 3?
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    SSD Boot Drive + HDD Storage Drive Question

    There's always a small amount of data written to the boot drive when you install any program, and for games it can be significant. Virtually all of it though is confined to the documents folders, so if you're sure you've correctly moved them to the storage drive, then that should remove this...
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    HP G56 laptop won't boot with SSD in

    Thought about updating the BIOS but didn't do it because I've never done that before on a computer and didn't feel like learning. I checked and found my BIOS was from 2010, the manufacturer had one from 2011. So I updated to that newest version, which I do see in the BIOS now showing that new...
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    HP G56 laptop won't boot with SSD in

    I have an older HP G56 laptop which I wanted to upgrade. So I took my Kingston SSDNOW V100 64GB SSD and put it into the laptop, figuring it would be an easy process to just reformat during installation of Windows 7. But with the SSD in the laptop, it doesn't proceed past the very first screen...
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    Anyone affected by the Epsilon data breach?

    There's obviously a link here. I'm not the only one to have also reported fraudulent charges on my card coinciding with this data breach. I'm OCD with my finances, keeping my number extremely private and safe. I've had credit cards for 3 years now and just now had this happen. This can't just be...
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    Anyone affected by the Epsilon data breach?

    Add me to the list of those who had fraudulent charges. I never even made the connection to this event! I got the email from Citi Mastercard a few weeks after there were 3 or 4 fraudulent charges from the UK on my card (I'm Canadian, and rarely travel, thank you very much :P). I have two...
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    Odd IP given by router.

    Okay that makes more sense... Man that's a ridiculous claim for an ISP to make. "We don't support routers." What lazy bastards. Thanks for the help. :3
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    Odd IP given by router.

    lol don't support routers. We have them and use a WRT54G running DD-WRT. That doesn't make any sense for any ISP to not support routers. Alrighty then looks like I'll have to go pay another visit and do some crawling around. Ugh I was hoping it could be simply done over TeamViewer.
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    Odd IP given by router.

    Yup, Cogeco is the ISP. I didn't think it mattered. I at first thought "oh they're connected directly to the modem" because that's what it looks like. But no they get a wireless signal throughout the house. Perhaps it's an odd combo unit?
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    jitter on lan when game running in background

    30ms isn't terribly bad. I just did a quick test though where I have to hop over two wires, through a switch, and two wireless links to get to my primary router, and it returned 1ms consistently so I suppose you could use some improvement. I use DD-WRT on all my routers and never anything...
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    Odd IP given by router.

    I reformatted a laptop for someone and they needed to reconnect to their home network. They had the local ISP set up a wireless router for them and they don't know which brand it is (they don't really know much about computers in general). Therefore I have no idea how to go in and reset the...
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    I'll have to look for a review/comparison sometime soon once MSE 2 has been out for a good amount of time. I'm not going to blindly follow some program I'm accustomed to using. I'll go with whatever becomes best. That's how I got to Avast in the first place.
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    With a more serious, non fan-boy tone, I think Avast is plenty light. And at zero dollars, it's great value. I work as a freelance computer technician and I put it on every computer I work on. My clients love the transparency. (The gaming mode, as they call it). Absolutely no popups or other...
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    NOD32 v4.0 $29.99 / 3 Users @ Fry's B&M Only

    Avast FTW. /endthread
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    Futureshop and Bestbuy boxing day deals

    Hi guys, for those who haven't already seen them, I've condensed the list of deals offered, provided by redflagdeals, to show the PC/Netbook/Laptop deals: Bestbuy: HP Vision Desktop w/AMD Athlon II 530 Quad Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD, Radeon HD 4200 - $399.99 Acer Netbook with...
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