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    Forums for help and problems you run into while browsing BG forums. Regarding issues with images, skins, tables breaking randomly. If you have a super custom browser setup and the forums dont work properly qq more. If you have a normal browser ask away.

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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 03:24
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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 10:54
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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 16:47
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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 14:15
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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 16:17
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    2011-01-25 17:37 Go to last post
  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 19:18
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  1. Virus? Hidden Addon?

    Greetings, Today or yesterday, I've noticed this on various webpages I visit now: I did a scan with MSE but it didn't find anything. I...

    Started by Rulke, Yesterday 23:12
    • Replies: 2
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  2. Mapped drives keep getting disconnected

    Ok, this issue is really starting to piss me off. One of my directors has a Surface Pro that she uses for meetings. She can use it for VPN to connect...

    Started by Melena, 2015-08-31 18:26
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 268
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  3. 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
    9 Pages
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    2015-08-31 20:14 Go to last post
  4. Windows 10 upgrade - how would this work?

    With Windows (not sure about Apple or Linux OS), my rule of upgrading Windows has always been: 1. Buy a new machine and get the latest Windows for...

    Started by The Stig, 2015-07-22 10:40
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  5. Are AC Routers worth the cost?

    I'm leaning towards replacing my comcast modem and router with my own stuff, in part to save the 12 dollars a month in the equipment rental. Was...

    Started by Melena, 2015-08-24 13:00
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,831
    2015-08-28 08:31 Go to last post
  6. 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
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  7. PS3 airflow

    Quick question. Fan in my first-gen PS3 went out. I can either get it repaired in some mall shop, or I can get an Evercool for it and have that...

    Started by Cutriss, 2015-08-24 21:29
    • Replies: 1
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    2015-08-24 21:30 Go to last post
  8. Question about streaming QOL

    Ok so i'm trying to enhance the QOL experience on my stream and I can't seem to find the good way to do it 1) I run Windows 10 X64 2) I have OBS...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-08-24 15:59
    • Replies: 4
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    2015-08-24 18:40 Go to last post
  9. Wifi/Internet connection issues....I don't get it

    So, out of the blue, my PC decided that the wifi I connect to's settings were not compatible and would not work. I googled the fix on another pc that...

    Started by Tricen, 2015-08-06 14:03
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 700
    2015-08-22 14:58 Go to last post
  10. Quick image archive download

    I'm looking for a way to quickly download everything from a deviant art gallery. I found a photographer that has a lot of free stock images that I...

    Started by Vandalhart, 2015-08-22 11:29
    • Replies: 0
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    2015-08-22 11:29 Go to last post
  11. Transferring music from ipod to Iphone

    Is there any way to transfer my playlist from an ipod touch 3rd generation to an Iphone 4s? Just got the iphone and I don't want to have to redo...

    Started by Cream Soda, 2015-08-20 21:21
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 177
    2015-08-22 11:26 Go to last post
  12. NEWS General Tech News

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

    Started by 6souls, 2014-02-18 00:30
    • Replies: 19
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  13. New To SLI - Tips Needed

    Hey Guys, So i recently just got myself another GTX 770 4GB OC to match my existing one. This is the first time iv ever run two GPUs but im pretty...

    Started by Oreth, 2015-08-19 02:00
    • Replies: 6
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    2015-08-20 18:12 Go to last post
  14. WTG HDMI switcher shenannagains. (Know any really good ones?)

    Okay, I got a cheap HDMI switcher on sale from Amazon(in anticipation of needing one). Since I ordered that PS4, I tried it today with the PS3. Turns...

    Started by Elizara, 2015-08-17 17:56
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 361
    2015-08-19 20:42 Go to last post
  15. Computer blew up?

    No, computer did not blow up. Though it's also not turning on. Symptoms would be that the computer "was" on, but after smelling some burning from the...

    Started by Kirbyprime, 2015-08-17 09:34
    • Replies: 19
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    2015-08-18 21:51 Go to last post
  16. 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 11:22
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  17. Issue with displays not turning off...

    Wondering if anyone on BG can help me figure out this issue. Monitors refuse to turn off ( and stay off ). Started happening post-upgrade to Win 10. ...

    Started by Kirbyprime, 2015-08-12 22:01
    • Replies: 4
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    2015-08-13 12:47 Go to last post
  18. New Hard Drive Advice

    I just got a new HDD, a Samsung 500Gb SSD, and plan on using it for all major programs, like Windows 7/10, Office, FFXI/XIV, etc, etc. I'm planning...

    Started by Snprphnx, 2015-08-07 08:24
    • Replies: 10
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    2015-08-13 00:12 Go to last post
  19. Intermittent crashing problem

    Hey guys, Been having an intermittent issue where my game will crash. This first started happening in Witcher 3 and now also in FFXIV:HW. I will...

    Started by avelle, 2015-07-18 22:37
    • Replies: 5
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    2015-08-11 22:08 Go to last post
  20. Need a free bootable linux that uses a gui

    My wife's laptop decided to fail on the Windows 10 update, and was unable to revert. Trying to back up some files before I restore, but the SSD it...

    Started by Melena, 2015-08-11 12:10
    • Replies: 4
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    2015-08-11 14:08 Go to last post
  21. Skylake (Intel's latest CPU tock)

    I'm looking to build a new computer in the near future, and a few new marks have been announced, namely the i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K; see review of...

    Started by Stromgarde, 2015-08-05 09:53
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  22. ad block plus?

    My ad block plus was auto disabled by firefox because of an alleged security risk. Anyone else get this? and are there any fixes for it? I just...

    Started by Cream Soda, 2015-08-04 02:03
    • Replies: 7
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    2015-08-05 03:11 Go to last post
  23. Anyone have a system imaging tool they recommend?

    Wanting to upgrade my PC from 7 to 10 but before I do I'd like to make an image for back-up purposes. On my laptop with Windows 8.1 there's a...

    Started by Obsidian, 2015-08-03 00:51
    • Replies: 4
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    2015-08-04 08:55 Go to last post
  24. Upgrading ESXI version on ADDC

    Ok this is something I never did and i'm kinda scared to do, I tried to do some research but I can't find exactly what I need so I guess i'll rely on...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-08-03 20:08
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 218
    2015-08-04 08:54 Go to last post
  25. Computer location is messed up. Help!

    Greetings, I am not sure when this happened,but I probably noticed it haphazardly a week or so ago, and it really came to my attention this...

    Started by Rulke, 2015-08-03 10:27
    • Replies: 2
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    2015-08-04 07:03 Go to last post
  26. Weird outlook 2010 bug

    One of my directors is having a weird issue with Outlook, and I'm not sure it's a VPN issue. She works a lot from home/remote locations, so she will...

    Started by Melena, 2015-08-03 11:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 167
    2015-08-03 12:02 Go to last post
  27. FFXIV in a VM?

    Anyone have any success running FFXIV in a (free) virtualization solution? Tired of bringing using the work laptop to hit the 4 person requirement...

    Started by Hellfury, 2015-08-02 02:48
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 346
    2015-08-02 13:37 Go to last post
  28. Amazon Prime

    Question about Prime, i asked one but didn't get any answer If I get prime Today June 13 for the free month, and then I order something for...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2013-06-13 06:18
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  29. 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
    8 Pages
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  30. Make a paypal order form?

    I'm trying to do online event registration via paypal and every online resource i've found has been wanting a lot of money to make one form. does...

    Started by Vandole, 2015-07-27 14:01
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 287
    2015-07-27 15:27 Go to last post
  31. Icon Pc Help Backup image software!

    Can anyone recommend a solid backup imaging software that has on option to boot from cd/usb? I used to love acronis true image for this a while back,...

    Started by Purrrfect, 2015-07-20 14:35
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 253
    2015-07-22 16:19 Go to last post
  32. The Laptop Guide - Post here for questions, deals, etc.

    Since this is probably the single most asked question in this forum "I need a new laptop $800-1100, halp". I figured it was time to make a little...

    Started by mootsfox, 2008-03-21 18:11
    37 Pages
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  33. Samsung S6 wont turn on?

    Bought a samsung S6 when they first come out. I take extremely god care of it. Yesterday notice the power indicater light was green but when...

    Started by Aylee, 2015-07-18 01:48
    • Replies: 0
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  34. Using Galaxy S4 oversea?

    Hey, so my friend is planning to travel abroad soon and she wants to be able to use her phone in Asia while traveling. The phone is an S4 running...

    Started by gt_killa, 2015-07-17 23:48
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 212
    2015-07-17 23:48 Go to last post
  35. Wireless router recommendation

    Greetings, I currently used a Linksys WRT54G2 router for connecting our misc devices. It's a recent upgrade from my ancient WRT54GS router (the...

    Started by Rulke, 2015-07-17 15:11
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 272
    2015-07-17 16:53 Go to last post
  36. System performance/optimization scanner?

    So my computer has been running like crap for awhile, which isn't a big surprise since it's only at start up. But now it's getting to the point my...

    Started by Corrderio, 2015-07-13 17:49
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 526
    2015-07-15 18:35 Go to last post
  37. 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
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    2015-07-15 08:03 Go to last post
  38. 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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  39. Best: Wireless Gaming Headset

    What is your opinion on the best wireless gaming headsets? I currently have a headset that I love but it's unfortunately getting worn out, battery...

    Started by xerodok, 2015-07-02 14:59
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 576
    2015-07-11 13:36 Go to last post
  40. Icon Pc Help Dual Monitor problem

    Good evening everyone! My PC has a AMD Radeon R9 270X. In front of me there are two monitors, a BenQ G2222 HDL and a Samsung SyncMaster T220. Both...

    Started by Venomous2, 2015-07-09 23:28
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 402
    2015-07-10 13:31 Go to last post
  41. Saving money after Verizon phone is off-contract

    Short story: Wife has an iPhone 5s, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. We're both happy with our phones, and our Verizon 2 year contract just ended. ...

    Started by archibaldcrane, 2015-07-05 22:08
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    2015-07-09 21:23 Go to last post
  42. USB Wireless Adapter

    Hi all, Lately I've been thinking about moving my secondary computer to open up some space in my living room. Unfortunately, where I do want to...

    Started by bori, 2015-07-08 09:28
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 387
    2015-07-09 17:38 Go to last post
  43. Controller issues

    To start this topic, all non Steam games I have I link to Steam using the Add a non Steam game function. Yesterday I noticed with my copy of...

    Started by Kalmado, 2015-07-07 10:17
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 226
    2015-07-07 10:17 Go to last post
  44. 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: 6
    • Views: 508
    2015-07-01 20:07 Go to last post
  45. 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: 529
    2015-06-28 17:46 Go to last post
  46. 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: 385
    2015-06-26 10:47 Go to last post
  47. 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: 266
    2015-06-25 15:32 Go to last post
  48. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    2015-06-25 08:05 Go to last post
  49. 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: 517
    2015-06-20 13:46 Go to last post
  50. 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: 920
    2015-06-18 13:24 Go to last post
  51. 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: 357
    2015-06-17 10:52 Go to last post
  52. 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: 310
    2015-06-17 01:09 Go to last post
  53. 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: 793
    2015-06-15 14:49 Go to last post
  54. 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: 945
    2015-06-15 07:12 Go to last post
  55. 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: 715
    2015-06-13 14:11 Go to last post
  56. Got a job at Microsoft

    Anyone else on BG work at MS :D?

    Started by Dantrag, 2015-05-28 13:11
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,542
    2015-06-11 10:42 Go to last post
  57. 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: 401
    2015-06-11 09:35 Go to last post
  58. 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 40
    • Replies: 784
    • Views: 108,433
    2015-06-10 17:16 Go to last post
  59. 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: 456
    2015-06-09 09:14 Go to last post
  60. 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: 232
    2015-06-09 06:48 Go to last post

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