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    Efficient GPU and CPU for video editing

    Thanks for the thoughtful responses :)
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    Efficient GPU and CPU for video editing

    Thanks for the reply. I intend to use the hardware for the following: Premiere, Team Fortress 2, Over Watch, and a Hackintosh.
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    Efficient GPU and CPU for video editing

    I am putting together a computer primarily for video editing, but I also want something that can handle gaming. What are some brand names that are popular with both video editing and gaming? Give me vague details.
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    Solved: Mysterious Source of BSOD

    I reapplied thermal pasting to the CPU, and took up your advice on checking the fans; and I found out that my CPU fan has been installed the wrong way the whole time! For one and a half years, I have not noticed this: I was supposed to have the fan face the inside of the case so that the...
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    Solved: Mysterious Source of BSOD

    I have not reapplied the paste after taking off the heatsink. I will get on that tonight. My voltage values, according to ASUS AI Suite II: +12V: 12.097V +5V: 5.121V +3.3V: 3.288V
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    Solved: Mysterious Source of BSOD

    Hello everyone. I need some help again. I narrowed down the source of the blue screen: something CPU-related; however I am still having trouble determining exactly what the problem is. I checked the heatsink and fan and made sure they were installed properly. The thermal paste I made sure there...
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    Solved: Mysterious Source of BSOD

    Hello beautiful person! Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and ran a stress test on my CPU, and to my surprise I had a blue screen within a minute. So it is now certain that the source of the blue screen is CPU-related. I will make sure the heatsink and fan are installed correctly all the while...
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    Solved: Mysterious Source of BSOD

    I've been having blue screens whenever I play highly intense games such as ARMA 2 and Battlefield 3, and also when I edit and render videos. At first I suspect a problem with the graphics card. I sent it back to ASUS, but they did not find anything wrong with it. I've conducted a memtest for my...
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    Is It Possible to have different sound coming from two different sources?

    So I have a computer hooked up to a PC monitor, using a VGA cable, and speakers, and I have the PC hooked up to a TV, using an HDMI wire. My question is, would it be possible to have sound from one program come out of my PC speakers while sound from another program come out from the TV speakers...
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    No Display for 30 seconds before startup

    The onboard video is disabled (Internal Graphics Mode Select = Disabled). Boot Graphic Adapter Priority is set to PCI Express/Int-VG. Everything in the BIOS seem to be in order, unless I'm missing something. As for the PSU, I have a 650-watt power supply. The 9800gt uses up 105 watts, and the HD...
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    No Display for 30 seconds before startup

    Hello I had a 9800gt up until it corrupted a few days ago. I replaced it with the HD 5770, but I noticed that after I pushed the power button, there is no display. At first I thought that there was some sort of failure, but after about 30 seconds, the startup screen appeared, windows loaded...
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    Desktop Icons won't lock

    I've tried unchecking it, then rechecking it. I still get the same problem. I'm starting to have a feeling that the malwares messed up the registry
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    Desktop Icons won't lock

    My pc was recently hit with several malwares, which messed up my pc pretty good. After I got rid of all of them, I noticed that one problem still remains: my desktop icons won't stay locked in place the way I want them. I would move the icons in one place, and it'll stay up until I refresh the...
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    Distorted colored screen and unable to detect Hard Drive

    Thank you for your replies @Grob needs help: I cannot start a scandisk without having access to the hard drive. I can't get pass the screen that tells me that no hard drive is detected @black-wolf: That could be it, but the HDD failure doesn't account for the distorted colors at the startup...
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    Distorted colored screen and unable to detect Hard Drive

    I was playing games and everything until the colors on the screen became distorted, then suddenly crashed. This forced me to physically turn off the pc by pushing the button. After that, whenever I hop on the pc, the screen would become distorted again within 30 minutes, following a crash. I...
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