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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. [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
    4 Pages
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    2015-12-30 23:54 Go to last post
  4. 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
    31 Pages
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    2015-12-29 15:02 Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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    • Replies: 107
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    2015-04-09 09:43 Go to last post
  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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    2012-01-16 09:00 Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,593
    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. 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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  2. Looking to buy a new PC.

    Don't feel like waiting to see if XCOM 2 is getting a PS4 release, so I figure I'll just buy a PC. I wanted to get something a little beefy so I...

    Started by Krazy, 2016-02-11 15:06
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 624
    Yesterday 07:25 Go to last post
  3. physics question (basic)

    I am having one hell of a time figuring out this question and hoping someone on BG can help me. I won't give specific numbers because I don't want...

    Started by Yuri-G, 2016-01-29 20:58
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 448
    2016-02-12 18:29 Go to last post
  4. Windows Playback Devices

    My GPU died. I ran on integrated for a little while. Installed my buddy's loaner card and now Windows can't see my TV as a playback device. I've...

    Started by BaneTheBrawler, 2016-02-12 12:06
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 91
    2016-02-12 12:46 Go to last post
  5. 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
    26 Pages
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    • Replies: 500
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    2016-02-11 20:29 Go to last post
  6. 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
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 235
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    2016-02-11 11:54 Go to last post
  7. Amazon Lumberyard Engine

    Based off of CryEngine Free, Cross-Platform, 3D Game Engine Integrated with AWS and Twitch

    Started by 6souls, 2016-02-09 21:19
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 214
    2016-02-10 19:02 Go to last post
  8. Remote Desktop keeps dropping

    I have a user that periodically has to do work remotely. When she's offsite she's using a windows 7 laptop connected to wifi to RDP into her desktop...

    Started by Melena, 2016-02-10 15:41
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 106
    2016-02-10 18:07 Go to last post
  9. Sites to Download Textbooks?

    So I swear I've heard someone talk about a tracker that was for textbooks before but I can't remember what it was. Does anybody know if such a thing...

    Started by Gwynplaine, 2015-04-12 21:50
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 593
    2016-02-10 14:10 Go to last post
  10. Steam Link, FFXIV & Controllers

    I bought a Steam Link over the weekend to allow for comfy couch-gaming, but after a successful test run that worked without issues with a wirelessly...

    Started by Stromgarde, 2016-02-08 10:10
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 303
    2016-02-09 10:22 Go to last post
  11. Trying to figure out a fps judder problem.

    Ever since I upgraded my monitor to a G-Sync 144hz monitor I've noticed all my games have this slight judder about them. When panning the camera or...

    Started by Siya, 2015-12-23 13:58
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 425
    2016-02-09 01:47 Go to last post
  12. uninstalling an extra OS on laptop

    Greetings, I'm at a friend's house visiting and doing a lot of tech work for their computer/laptops. At present, I have a laptop that used to...

    Started by Rulke, 2016-02-05 11:47
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 233
    2016-02-05 22:58 Go to last post
  13. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Got this bluescreen overnight, tried rebooting several times, into safe mode, always restart after the Windows screen, took a stick of RAM out and it...

    Started by Kurt Cobain, 2008-11-28 06:04
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 623
    2016-02-05 14:21 Go to last post
  14. Program/Windows cleaners.

    So okay, since I finally got the November update running nicely (/sigh. Guess it dropped late for me or something b/c I had to redo my system thanks...

    Started by Elizara, 2016-01-26 21:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 439
    2016-02-04 11:42 Go to last post
  15. Looking for a good Kodi Box

    Hi everyone i'm looking for a good box for Kodi. Here is the requirement's i'm looking for 1) Not too pricey 2) Must have a NIC (10/100 minimum)...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2016-02-03 14:33
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 319
    2016-02-04 06:07 Go to last post
  16. One problem after another.

    My motherboard had faulty RAM slots so I just got my RMA replacement motherboard. Now my computer freezes randomly buy audio continues to play, I...

    Started by Siya, 2016-01-07 18:54
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 664
    2016-02-02 18:21 Go to last post
  17. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 4,580
    2016-02-01 20:42 Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. Consistently High Ping when wired to router

    I have two different computers, desktop and a laptop. Each of them have and Ethernet port and a wlan card. I am getting a consistent ping of...

    Started by djzombie, 2016-01-15 23:20
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 306
    2016-01-20 14:50 Go to last post
  20. Streaming files to a Fire stick...How to?

    Okay. I'm not sure how to go about this but..a friend of mine got me a Amazon Fire stick with Kodi preloaded for a late Christmas present. I'd like...

    Started by Elizara, 2016-01-17 15:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 418
    2016-01-19 01:07 Go to last post
  21. Mystery Mithra IP Camera reccomendations

    Been shopping around for these for a while and I have some of this model up but these are a huge pain in the ass to focus after mounted with the...

    Started by Fondue, 2016-01-18 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 237
    2016-01-18 18:47 Go to last post
  22. VCE / Windows 10 MCSA (help me study)

    Ive got 6 months to get my windows 10 MCSA cert , its the 70-697 exam but its to new for me to use all the VCE's my coworkers have used to get their...

    Started by Gokku, 2016-01-15 17:21
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 359
    2016-01-17 01:07 Go to last post
  23. EE question - Computer-controlled potentiometer?

    For the sake of science, I'm making a LED platform. It's a bunch of high power LEDs connected to a power supply. Currently I have it and it works,...

    Started by Byrthnoth, 2016-01-11 10:40
    • Replies: 6
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    2016-01-13 16:32 Go to last post
  24. How to Home Theater...streaming BD-R "backups".

    Going to be buying a new LG OLED soon (waiting for superbowl sales), and wanting to look at streaming options for BD-R. Right now, my setup is...

    Started by Tyche, 2016-01-12 10:37
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 367
    2016-01-13 11:16 Go to last post
  25. Mystery Mithra FFXI PC Controller Issue

    I am attempting to re-install everything for FFXI on my new Windows 10 PC so I can play the ROV expansions and finish up FFXI's story. I picked up a...

    Started by Sepukku, 2016-01-12 07:13
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 291
    2016-01-12 21:56 Go to last post
  26. In the market for a new gaming mouse.

    My Razer Naga 2014 is pretty much much on its last leg (Double clicking, scroll wheel going up when I scroll down and vice versa) so I'm looking to...

    Started by Corrderio, 2016-01-10 20:44
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 448
    2016-01-12 19:28 Go to last post
  27. XIV Freezing Computer at Launch... Maybe Deeper Problem?

    This morning I noticed my computer got stuck in BIOS loading for maybe 1-2 minutes before going to the OS. This is the first time I have noticed...

    Started by Katlan, 2016-01-12 10:32
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 253
    2016-01-12 16:30 Go to last post
  28. Looking for a Headset.

    I'm looking for a new headset because my logitech G35 is dying. I'm mainly using it for skype, gaming, music and movies so I would love to have...

    Started by Roundelk, 2015-04-16 18:01
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,197
    2016-01-12 04:49 Go to last post
  29. Raspberry Pi 2

    I'm thinking on getting one to replace my Chromecast as I can't barely use it to stream anymore (there's 20+ wifi networks on my block, overlapping...

    Started by Icarian, 2016-01-10 13:05
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 352
    2016-01-11 16:23 Go to last post
  30. Icon Pc Help Video Card RMA'ed - New one still doesn't work

    So a while back I thought my monitor died. Heard an audible pop and then video ceased to work on my pc. After some testing, I narrowed the problem to...

    Started by djzombie, 2015-12-10 22:11
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 727
    2016-01-11 15:32 Go to last post
  31. 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
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 197
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  32. PS3 controller drift

    Confession: 1) I still play FFXI 2) I still play with a controller 3) I still played FFXI with a PS2 controller and a USB adapter until a week ago...

    Started by Byrthnoth, 2016-01-06 10:47
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 277
    2016-01-06 12:19 Go to last post
  33. Dual Monitor and GPU Per Monitor Setup Question

    I just got a new 34 inch (3440x1440) monitor yesterday, and I am running it alongside a 27 inch (2560x1440) monitor. Of course my FPS has dropped a...

    Started by Katlan, 2016-01-05 10:13
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 380
    2016-01-06 02:30 Go to last post
  34. Touching or plugging into the front I/O ports on my PC causes the GPU to short out

    I've been having this issue for a while now. Any time I attempt to plug something into the front IO ports (headphones, mic, and USB) or even touch...

    Started by Snprphnx, 2016-01-02 21:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 327
    2016-01-04 15:00 Go to last post
  35. Can't login/add new service account.

    Yesterday I bought FFXI on PC for my roommate (via greenmangaming.com). I went on to Square enix account management and added the CD key on her...

    Started by SubzeroDiabolos, 2016-01-02 14:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 340
    2016-01-02 14:57 Go to last post
  36. Microsoft Surface Book?

    Good morning BG. I've been waiting some time for a laptop to come out that rivals the build quality of a MacBook Pro. Based on the initial reviews it...

    Started by nayaminfenrir, 2015-10-12 07:03
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,900
    2015-12-31 14:01 Go to last post
  37. That thread in which I do crazy setup stuffs...

    BG may not be the best place to ask this, but eh. I know there were a few other people once upon a time that had mass arrays like me, and the FreeNas...

    Started by Kryssan, 2015-11-23 06:46
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,111
    2015-12-30 10:34 Go to last post
  38. Unity Web Player not uninstalling

    I'm not sure if anyone else had this issue, but I can't uninstall the Unity Web Player. When I try to run the uninstaller on Control Panel I get a...

    Started by Corrderio, 2015-12-28 23:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 281
    2015-12-28 23:40 Go to last post
  39. Left click randomly doing right clicks in browsers

    For some stupid reason in firefox (haven't checked IE or chrome), once every 4-5 left clicks in a browser, it also acts like i right clicked at the...

    Started by Melena, 2015-12-28 14:21
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 319
    2015-12-28 19:29 Go to last post
  40. Keyboard Problem since update to Win 10

    the keyboard works fine under windows, but within FFXIV, F8 and F9 does not work in game. drivers/firmware up to date Keyboard:Corsair K95

    Started by Lonewind, 2015-12-26 22:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 284
    2015-12-28 03:16 Go to last post
  41. Windows 10 audio settings for dual monitors.

    I bought a TV for a bedroom and mounted it above a pc. When I hook the HDMI cable into the video card, the audio for the TV puts out to PC speaker....

    Started by Tyche, 2015-12-25 12:46
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 382
    2015-12-25 20:06 Go to last post
  42. Non Traditional High Speed (moving to rural area)

    Hey everyone. I will be moving very soon to a rural area where cable internet and DSL are not available. What alternative types of high speed...

    Started by zoobernut, 2014-04-23 15:07
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,178
    2015-12-24 19:26 Go to last post
  43. Unable to connect to microsoft DNS

    Been wanting to update to net framework 4.5.1 but I am unable to connect to any part of Microsoft. Also attempts to check for windows updates fail. ...

    Started by Ghost_Wheel22, 2015-12-20 01:57
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 548
    2015-12-23 20:33 Go to last post
  44. Multi Display problem

    Recently I upgraded my GPU from 7950 to 390, also upgrading to the Crimson crap drivers. I have run Eyefinity for years(3 monitors), but now if I...

    Started by stamos, 2015-12-21 17:59
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 400
    2015-12-23 17:08 Go to last post
  45. Need to create a DNS entry without prefix (windows 2008R2)

    Ok situation, new client their AD is exemple.local They have an external Website that another company is managing using exemple.com The...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-12-18 13:53
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 497
    2015-12-19 16:33 Go to last post
  46. External HDD adaptor?

    SOS BG, So my External pooped out, this has happened before and I just cracked the case open, removed the adaptor, and just plugged it into my...

    Started by Jinn, 2015-12-16 13:31
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 459
    2015-12-17 15:35 Go to last post
  47. New Laptop need some advice

    Been nearly a decade with my HP HDX 18t got a nvidia geforce 130m. I know it is old but Starcraft II, FF11(ps2 as well) and FF14(ps4 as well) somehow...

    Started by Juben, 2015-11-18 10:29
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,648
    2015-12-16 14:55 Go to last post
  48. Long ago in a tablet far far away

    Basically I want to find a good tablet to use for games etc. I got a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 last year for christmas and while it is good for various...

    Started by Insanecyclone, 2015-12-13 19:11
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 473
    2015-12-15 10:42 Go to last post
  49. 4K TV Questions

    This TV seems to be way the hell cheaper than everything else in the 50" 4K range. Is this thing bullshit or what?

    Started by Zetanio, 2015-12-13 22:30
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 299
    2015-12-13 23:40 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,630
    2015-12-12 22:24 Go to last post
  51. Do you own an Apple TV? Please help, got questions.

    Right. If you own an Apple TV, I need to know some extremely easy to answer questions: 1. Can I legit screen mirror, 100% of my stuff from my...

    Started by The Stig, 2015-11-21 12:25
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 372
    2015-12-07 16:37 Go to last post
  52. 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: 1
    • Views: 661
    2015-11-30 12:53 Go to last post
  53. iPhone battery issues?

    My iPhone (5S if it matters) is going from 70% battery life to instantly dead. Can't turn it back on without plugging in the charger, and when I do,...

    Started by Anoat, 2015-11-29 16:43
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 307
    2015-11-29 19:52 Go to last post
  54. PS4 to PS4

    I currently own a PS4, if i purchase a new PS4 is there a way to retain my data/saves/downloads and move them over to the new PS4.

    Started by Edgie, 2015-11-25 18:33
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 435
    2015-11-26 08:01 Go to last post
  55. Freesync monitor with nvidia GPU?

    Looking to upgrade my monitor and was looking at http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B009C3M7H0 which is stuck...

    Started by Siya, 2015-11-09 01:58
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 563
    2015-11-18 16:18 Go to last post
  56. My processor is 1.21 GIGAWATTS, is yours?!

    So I'm getting into overclocking and figured I'd make a post about it. I have 3 Pentium G3258s on hand right now and so far have two in builds. One...

    Started by Kalmado, 2014-10-26 11:17
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,242
    2015-11-17 21:09 Go to last post
  57. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 3,038
    2015-11-06 07:53 Go to last post
  58. Weird Facetime calling issue

    edit: no longer an issue... just gone away if a mod sees this. please delete to save space

    Started by The Stig, 2015-11-06 06:47
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 229
    2015-11-06 06:47 Go to last post
  59. Recommandation Client (work) PC upgrade to Windows 10

    Client wants to upgrade all his 250 PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 due to the free upgrade. All the PC they have, have Windows 10 Compatible...

    Started by Ratatapa, 2015-10-19 10:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 713
    2015-11-05 16:14 Go to last post
  60. PC Sound

    Is there any way to have two programs running on one PC and have the sound coming from different places. For example, Netflix coming from speakers...

    Started by Edgie, 2015-11-02 04:54
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 423
    2015-11-03 03:16 Go to last post

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