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  2. PC Build Advice/Review Thread

    Mod Edit: There's an absurd amount of these threads recently, let's see if we can keep one thread going for questions/suggestions re: PC builds. ...

    Started by SathFenrir, 2011-03-26 14:53
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  3. Computer/Parts Deals Thread

    Like the game/console deals thread I thought it may be useful to have a computer and computer part deals thread. I know there is currently a laptop...

    Started by Minions, 2010-03-08 02:24
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  4. List of Free Apps and Utilities

    This will be a list of free or open source programs or utilities. This is not my list, I take no credit for it as I've compiled it from a bunch of...

    Started by Cephius, 2008-03-06 09:54
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  5. [OFFICIAL BSOD SUPPORT THREAD]

    Yesterday my computer started acting up. It started as firefox itself crashing, and once I reloaded it flash would crash immediately after. This...

    Started by LinktheDeme, 2013-02-01 15:47
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  6. How to Remove Most Viruses and Malware

    I'll preface this by saying that for the nastiest viruses, the best course of action time and frustration wise is to just reformat the computer....

    Started by Cephius, 2009-07-14 12:10
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  7. Why you cant post links to music and movies and other stuff. NOT SOPA RELATED.

    People of BlueGartr. Some of you are wondering whats going on with the new rule, not allowing the linking of Music, movies, books, comics. This...

    Started by Sonomaa, 2011-12-22 13:15
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  8. Comprehensive List of Comprehensive Threads

    Android Phones MODs n' ROMs Thread. Comprehensive. Post Your Desktop: Mess Accepted Probably not comprehensive. Laptop Guide: Questions n'...

    Started by isladar, 2011-01-25 15:17
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  9. Tech Forum Guidelines *Please read before posting problems*

    First of all welcome to the Tech Support forum, the primary purpose here is to help users who are having software/hardware problems with their PC and...

    Started by Cephius, 2008-03-06 18:18
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  1. Vizio TV Odd Issue

    Been having trouble with my TV remote. I have a Vizio Smart TV and lately when I press a button, it won't stop sending the command to the TV. ...

    Started by Ragnus, 2015-06-28 20:11
    • Replies: 4
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  2. Connecting PoE Cameras to a NAS

    Trying to help my computer illiterate family business out with tech stuff and we've decided on getting a 8tb mirrored Synology NAS for documents but...

    Started by Fondue, 2015-06-01 14:48
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 408
    2015-06-28 17:46 Go to last post
  3. Project Fi invite...

    So I got my invite to Project Fi, but I am currently enrolled with Sprint and have that integrated with Google Voice so can't sign up just yet. ...

    Started by Kanriel, 2015-06-26 01:35
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 196
    2015-06-26 10:47 Go to last post
  4. TV Audio Question

    My television has a weird problem with regard to anything that comes through the my Comcast box. My PS3 and PS4 (both of which come through HDMI...

    Started by Byrd, 2015-06-15 18:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 165
    2015-06-25 15:32 Go to last post
  5. Gaming Head-set Advice

    After 12 years of gaming on "stock" keyboard, mouse, and headset... I decided to upgrade to my stuff. I bought a Razer Black Widow Stealth...

    Started by Artifact, 2015-06-23 08:19
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    2015-06-25 08:05 Go to last post
  6. The Ol' Swicharoo

    I have an older laptop that is starting to show its age. I use it specifically for work related tasks like invoicing customers and emails. I...

    Started by nayaminfenrir, 2015-06-18 21:43
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 393
    2015-06-20 13:46 Go to last post
  7. Phone: OnePlus One

    http://oneplus.net/one Does anyone have the phone? Has anyone got an invite? If so anyone have one they can share :o?

    Started by Dantrag, 2014-10-21 09:11
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    2015-06-20 07:50 Go to last post
  8. The 4K Club

    Since it seemed to be picking up traction in the FFXIV section, thought I'd just make a tech thread of it O_o Since I've been for awhile wanting...

    Started by Gulkeeva, 2015-06-14 04:50
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 666
    2015-06-18 13:24 Go to last post
  9. Desktop vs Laptop HDD question

    I know the drives themselves are different sizes, but do they have the same size connector? I need another drive and I was going to get a used hdd...

    Started by Cream Soda, 2015-06-17 02:55
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 281
    2015-06-17 10:52 Go to last post
  10. Speakers going bad, UGH. Anyone have any suggestions?

    So okay. I was playing FFXIV when suddenly the left ear on my headset seemed to go out. Usually that means eww, I need a new headset. (And since I...

    Started by Elizara, 2015-06-15 13:06
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 233
    2015-06-17 01:09 Go to last post
  11. Icon Pc Help Antivirus recommendations?

    I have month left on my kaspersky sub and I've heard various people talk down upon them in recent times for some reason (and it seems to not let my...

    Started by Purrrfect, 2015-06-09 10:54
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 641
    2015-06-15 14:49 Go to last post
  12. XI Portable FFXI

    I was looking at an old thread from 2008 in my search for how to run FFXI at work, it mentioned modifying the registry files which I don't know how...

    Started by Howie Roary, 2015-06-13 14:04
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 624
    2015-06-15 07:12 Go to last post
  13. Random Tech (or IT Work!) Fail

    I wish to make a thread exclusively regarding tech fail. Please: - Share your tech fails (Mac, Windows, Linux, your mobile, work equipment...

    Started by The Stig, 2015-03-18 10:15
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 126
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    2015-06-13 18:05 Go to last post
  14. Scripts slowing down Firefox

    So after some digging around I've found out that Firefox seems to lock up on script heavy sites such as YouTube and it's not a hardware issue as much...

    Started by Corrderio, 2015-06-02 23:22
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 530
    2015-06-13 14:11 Go to last post
  15. Got a job at Microsoft

    Anyone else on BG work at MS :D?

    Started by Dantrag, 2015-05-28 13:11
    2 Pages
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    2015-06-11 10:42 Go to last post
  16. Fighting with OBS

    For the last three hours I have been trying to stream using OBS. For most of that time I was trying to use crossfire, but have learned OBS doesn't...

    Started by Kalmado, 2015-06-10 19:59
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 315
    2015-06-11 09:35 Go to last post
  17. Post your Desktop I - Mess accepted

    Thread numero uno! As the title says, post your workspace/desktop, messy or tidy, we wanna see what your set up looks like! Feel free to post...

    Started by Blabj, 2009-03-12 20:42
    40 Pages
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  18. XP In a virtual machine question

    Hey guys - wondering if anyone has advice on this. Our company uses an extremely old CAD software that's been incompatible with anything higher than...

    Started by Slott, 2015-06-05 08:21
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 370
    2015-06-09 09:14 Go to last post
  19. Problem with ffxiv steam ps4 ( game name)

    Ok I stream directly from my ps4 to twitch ( don't use my pc to stream gaming). , and as people may know when you start streaming on ps4 it auto...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-06-09 06:48
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 158
    2015-06-09 06:48 Go to last post
  20. Yosemite Question

    Hello! I've used PCs my entire life and finally decided to give OS X a chance. I picked up a macbook pro the other day and have been trying to figure...

    Started by nayaminfenrir, 2015-06-06 10:22
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 354
    2015-06-06 13:52 Go to last post
  21. Graphics Cards REF vs non REF?

    For the GTX 980 my Graphics card box contains "REF" on the front, the picture of the box in question that was purchased on amazon originally did not...

    Started by LinktheDeme, 2015-06-05 14:33
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 352
    2015-06-06 07:49 Go to last post
  22. Unable to log into Characters in XI.

    Hey guys, So i'll give you the full details here. I think this fits more under Technical support than either XI section as this is a technical...

    Started by Karbuncle, 2015-06-04 12:41
    • Replies: 16
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    2015-06-05 22:20 Go to last post
  23. SAP Data Extraction Software

    Hello all~ **I would like to preface this post by saying that I realize the area of SAP is a very specialized niche, and is something that the...

    Started by Pruviant, 2015-05-11 15:09
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 451
    2015-06-05 07:57 Go to last post
  24. Windows 10

    Recently starting getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 notification on my home desktop. Has anyone here had the chance to use Windows 10 and any...

    Started by Vagrant, 2015-06-01 17:23
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    2015-06-05 07:02 Go to last post
  25. Any way to fix my Nissan Bluetooth?

    So I have a rogue that has a Bluetooth system in it for hands free calling (I have an iPhone). When I first got it, I could give the command "call...

    Started by Ksandra, 2015-05-23 23:04
    • Replies: 4
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    2015-06-01 13:19 Go to last post
  26. GPU going out or something else?

    GFs 970 is showing these white lines/dashes that go across the screen during start up which usually go away after the PC has booted into windows,...

    Started by Siya, 2015-05-30 01:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 471
    2015-05-31 15:03 Go to last post
  27. Malicious text that crashes iPhones

    So apparently theres a bug in iMessage that crashes when a particular line of code is pushed to the iPhone 6 on the notifications. It's this: ...

    Started by Sho, 2015-05-27 19:06
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 526
    2015-05-29 06:07 Go to last post
  28. Amazon Prime - Same Day Delivery

    Wanted to point out if people didn't know already, if you have Amazon Prime and live in select metro areas - you can get same day delivery: ...

    Started by bori, 2015-05-28 10:34
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 393
    2015-05-28 18:34 Go to last post
  29. Amazon Fire Stick vs Google Chromecast

    For Chrome, the same questions apply. I own an Amazon Fire phone (got it REALLLLL cheap, as a toy). I also own a Nexus 2013 (that 7 inch tablet,...

    Started by The Stig, 2015-05-25 17:30
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 531
    2015-05-27 13:03 Go to last post
  30. [iPad] Preserving folder structure for media files

    So I want to put some TV shows for my dad on his iPad, and noticed that if I transfer them into the default media player with iTunes, they all appear...

    Started by Anakron, 2015-05-26 23:11
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 206
    2015-05-26 23:11 Go to last post
  31. Battlestar Galactica Regional Blu Ray Question

    So I'm not entirely sure if this belongs here or in Entertainment, so mods please move it if necessary. Amazon has a great deal on the whole BSG...

    Started by Kirin, 2015-05-21 13:05
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 410
    2015-05-26 20:48 Go to last post
  32. This is getting crazy, PS4 and TV randomly powering on

    Ok i'll try to explain this as best as possible 1) I have a universal remote but it only controls my TV and my DVR 2) My DS4 is on my couch...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-05-10 11:15
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    2015-05-26 14:58 Go to last post
  33. Google Fiber

    With the POSSIBILITY of Google Fiber coming to the RTP area, I was wondering if anyone on BG already has it. If so, how is it?

    Started by Dantrag, 2015-01-06 10:22
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 9
    • Replies: 172
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    2015-05-24 13:26 Go to last post
  34. IP Torrents invite

    So my old account, I lost the password and I can't access the hotmail email anymore since customer service is non existent. Anyone that can send...

    Started by Pikarya, 2012-04-22 18:59
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 447
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    2015-05-24 06:26 Go to last post
  35. Icon Pc Build Advice for upgrading computer hardware

    Hey guys, looking for some advice on updating my computer. The hardware components are a bit old but i still think i can optimize it a little more. ...

    Started by myreality, 2015-05-23 00:58
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 353
    2015-05-23 11:20 Go to last post
  36. What, a new firefox build already?!

    http://www.thetechmob.net/firefox-6-to-be-released-on-tuesday/

    Started by octopus, 2011-08-12 12:23
    16 Pages
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  37. BG Chat App! (Android)

    Latest Build Here (updated 5/21 12:42am EST) - http://files.bluegartr.com/919e9d547e83d822d164839addd90164.zip Hey guys, From the What do you...

    Started by octopus, 2014-08-15 10:34
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,960
    2015-05-20 23:43 Go to last post
  38. Good places to buy Windows 8.1

    I'm looking to install Windows 8.1 on a macbook I just picked up (it doesn't support Windows 7 or I'd go that route.) I plan on doing this using...

    Started by Mojo, 2015-05-18 12:54
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 339
    2015-05-18 17:24 Go to last post
  39. Bulk ordering Gaming PC equipment

    Is there a per-unit cost break point for ordering PC parts? I'm looking between 10-30 units. Would end up being for 10-30 full build mid range gaming...

    Started by Zetanio, 2015-05-14 15:10
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 473
    2015-05-16 08:35 Go to last post
  40. Chromecast - Google's HDMI Streamer-majiggy

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/#netflix https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromecast All hail the...

    Started by SephYuyX, 2013-07-24 12:54
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 91
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    2015-05-14 21:59 Go to last post
  41. Sccm emergency

    Coworker just deleted the entire collection for an sccm deployment and we're trying to fix it without contacting the server engineer... Anyone have...

    Started by Gokku, 2015-05-14 16:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 288
    2015-05-14 16:57 Go to last post
  42. Overclock Guidance

    Hey, I just bought two GTX 970 for Heavensward. I've never overclocked before. I downloaded the MSI Afterburner application. I'm messing with...

    Started by Buffy, 2015-05-09 15:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 471
    2015-05-12 06:27 Go to last post
  43. Galaxy S4 E-Mail Issues since Lollipop Update

    Ever since my S4 updated to Lollipop, I have been unable to view my actual e-mail on my phone. I recieve notifications perfectly fine, I can even see...

    Started by Kirin, 2015-05-08 22:15
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 412
    2015-05-11 15:49 Go to last post
  44. Annoying GPU usage drop.

    I thought this issue was with my 970 so I returned it and went back to my 680, however the problem is still here. I get random GPU usage drops...

    Started by Siya, 2015-04-29 22:05
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,117
    2015-05-10 13:14 Go to last post
  45. Issue with shrew soft credential manager

    I have to install shrew soft VPN to save a pc from a mistake my new colleague did. So before installing this on the client computer I installed the...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-05-09 15:12
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 182
    2015-05-09 15:12 Go to last post
  46. Tech Support Youtube HD videos in html5 use 60-80 CPU resources

    I can play the videos fine, but they use so much resources it's crazy. 1080p videos should NOT be taking up to 80% CPU usage. I have an intel i5...

    Started by SubzeroDiabolos, 2015-05-08 21:36
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 303
    2015-05-09 06:08 Go to last post
  47. Can someone buy me an Amazon Echo for my house for no reason?

    http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo/ref_=ods_dp_ae

    Started by Boyiee, 2014-11-06 12:57
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 2,051
    2015-05-07 12:21 Go to last post
  48. Monitor cutting to black screen after making audible pop

    So every now and then my monitors display will cut to a black screen, before it was pretty infrequent now its happening more and more often, usually...

    Started by djzombie, 2015-05-06 07:23
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 252
    2015-05-06 07:54 Go to last post
  49. USB Hub

    So I searched and the only thread on USB Hubs was one from 4 years ago, so instead of bumping I thought I would start a new thread. I'm looking to...

    Started by Kaslo, 2015-05-05 08:48
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 295
    2015-05-06 07:00 Go to last post
  50. horizontal shaded lines on FFXIV with new GTX 970

    Just upgraded from some AMD cards. Didn't notice at first but eventually looked closer after a couple days and i see some weird horizontal...

    Started by kisada, 2015-04-30 18:03
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 589
    2015-05-05 16:57 Go to last post
  51. Lost FFXI, trouble reinstalling (posting on behalf of someone with no 10 posts)

    Had someone drift into chat for help. I wasn't able to assist much, hope someone here is more knowledgeable on the process. He doesn't have 10 posts,...

    Started by The Stig, 2015-05-03 19:23
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 388
    2015-05-04 07:41 Go to last post
  52. Icon Pc Build What OS do you use the most?

    Sup guys. I've been a Windows guy since the early 90s (like 8 or 9 years old) and it's pretty much all I've ever known. I recently started testing...

    Started by DrClout, 2015-04-28 17:59
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,029
    2015-05-01 02:41 Go to last post
  53. PC case dust filter input needed

    So, the apartment where I'm at builds up dust at a rate faster than I've seen anywhere else I've lived. It's severe enough that I want to put some...

    Started by Cantih, 2015-04-13 16:35
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 401
    2015-04-30 09:05 Go to last post
  54. NEWS General Tech News

    Nvidia Announces Partnership with Epic Games Nvidia is using UE4 for their mobile engine Kepler ...

    Started by 6souls, 2014-02-17 23:30
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,332
    2015-04-29 15:56 Go to last post
  55. Nook Android App - Galaxy Tab 4

    So my fiance has an 8gb galaxy tab 4, shes uses the nook app a ton, basically the only thing she uses the tablet for. shes got a much larger sd...

    Started by djzombie, 2015-04-19 23:00
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 520
    2015-04-28 08:03 Go to last post
  56. Google Google Wireless (Project Fi)

    Didn't see this posted. Say hi to Fi: A new way to say hello I'm in the market for a new phone and a new carrier when my contract is up next...

    Started by Obiron, 2015-04-22 17:37
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 1,374
    2015-04-28 02:02 Go to last post
  57. Do you have a Netbook (or extremely cheap laptop?) Come in come in...

    So I'm in the market for an extremely cheap netbook. My netbook CPU experience has been limited back to 2011 where I brought a Netbook with an AMD...

    Started by The Stig, 2015-04-26 08:22
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 678
    2015-04-27 11:45 Go to last post
  58. Internet Issues - Cannot connect to Gaming on PC or Playstation.

    Sorry, run out of idea for this, Google failed me and just mentioned firewalls (which never fixed the issue) and the people I found with the issues...

    Started by Karbuncle, 2015-04-26 00:11
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 399
    2015-04-26 17:55 Go to last post
  59. Anyone a SQL Wizard?

    While I've technically solved my own problem, I am rather curious if there's a better solution than the one I hacked together. I have a table of...

    Started by Obsidian, 2015-04-17 18:11
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 521
    2015-04-22 15:29 Go to last post
  60. Transfering PDF's from a disc to an iPhone

    I have a massive amount of PDF files I'm trying to transfer from a disc to my iPhone, as I don't have a tablet or iPad and need to be able to access...

    Started by Pringles, 2015-04-19 11:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 365
    2015-04-19 17:08 Go to last post

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