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    RAID 5 array is broken

    I've successfully shot myself in the foot. About a week ago, I was working on my RAID 5 array, screwing with the partitions. I had some unpartitioned space and a blank partition that were taking up quite a bit of usable space. Naturally, I wiped the blank partition and added all of that space to...
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    DirectX 11 crashes system

    Nothing in Event Viewer except for a "System has shut down incorrectly" message, exactly the same as pushing the reset button. Installing DirectX did nothing either. Thanks though, Ace.
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    DirectX 11 crashes system

    It seems that I have been unable to run any applications that use DirectX 11. The only reference point that I have would be when I got my Radeon HD 6990. Before that, I never really had any DirectX 11 capable software that I knew of. I had a Radeon HD 5770 before. Anyways, this is what...
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    SOLVED WindowsGeek's brave quest for Radeon HD 6990

    Then I guess I shouldn't listen to Canadians :D Anyways, I finally got the thing, yesterday evening via Newegg. Canadian guys (Extreme-PC.ca) who claimed to have "Revision 3" failed to put the order through, however, their customer service guy is great. He remembered us by name. I guess that is...
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    PCI-E Version 3 Released!

    I always thought it was in gigabytes. I thought this because PCI-X (not Express, but X - The super long 64-bit PCI slot that nobody ever made cards for, aside from RAID cards) has a 1 Gigabyte per second bandwidth limit. So I just figured that all bus standards like PCI-E were measured in GB/sec...
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    PCI-E Version 3 Released!

    For the record, one of my machines is running a PCIe 2.0 GPU on a PCIe 1.0 slot. Meets every benchmark of the one on a 2.0 slot, and this is not some low-end GPU either. This makes me thing whether or not PCIe 3.0 will be worth it in the near future. Perhaps someday far off we will have GPUs...
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    Random BSoDs

    In my experience, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL has to do with interrupt requests on your system. An interrupt request is hardware related, it is an event between the CPU and a piece of hardware. You can check your IRQs in the BIOS, but more commonly this involves hardware drivers assigning the wrong...
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    PCI-E Version 3 Released!

    Interesting post! Perhaps next we will see faster LAN speeds. 16GB/sec LAN would not be a bad thing. It would certainly take advantage of faster HDD speeds for file transfers. Anyways I understand that SATA-Express will max out the bandwidth of your PCI-E lanes, as the bandwidths listed are...
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    #%@!?*&% heat!

    Where I live, it has been raining all spring and summer. Ironic, we get the 2nd wettest season on record while you get the driest.... ......ALIENS :eek:
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    SOLVED WindowsGeek's brave quest for Radeon HD 6990

    Thrax, you should send me one, if you really work for AMD :D I am kidding. Anyways they did find a manufacturing fault, and most manufacturers pulled their cards. If anyone else wants an HD6990, the "Revision 3" will hit the shelves either this month or in the next few. My card, which I ordered...
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    Random BSoDs

    If you are already running DirectX 11 then there isn't much to do but try to update all of the drivers on your system. As linux said, rolling back may be a better option but I do recommend using 100% up to date drivers for best stability. I warn you, do NOT download ANYTHING that says "Update...
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    Random BSoDs

    dxgmms1.sys is DirectX-related. This means that you should probably try and update your GPU drivers. Your profile says you have an HD5850 (if this is the same PC having issues) so all you need to do is go to AMD's website and download the latest Catalyst drivers...
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    PCI-E Version 3 Released!

    MSI recently released PCI Express v3! You know what this means... expect great things from ATI/AMD&nVidia in the upcoming months. However the new tech seems to be exclusively on Intel-chipped boards. I don't think that AMD will have an answer to this for a while, though it looks as though it...
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    Western Digital ships first 2.5-inch 1 TB hard drive

    Hmm... I have been thinking about moving my laptop over to an SSD and giving it a fresh install for quite some time now, ever since the 80-or-so gig HDD filled up, which was a few months back. I have wanted an SSD because spinners do wear out and can be rather loud, also they drink your...
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    Random BSoDs

    Welcome to Windows 7 Forums, ZeroCast! What do the BSODs say? They should show a "STOP" message and an error message like "Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area". Those are the keys to unlocking your BSOD problems. BSODs are not always linked to RAM, and Memtest86 can sometimes post errors, as with any...
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