Dell D620/D630 PCMIA slot stops working

Have you ever run into this issue? We have MANY aircards and ran into this a handful of times. The first time around we went through drivers, different PCMIA cards, etc. So we called Dell, that had no idea, and sent us out a new PCMIA card. I decided to install it myself, instead of ...

ATI/AMD 6950 crossfire flicker at desktop and in games with 2 monitors

I have 2 x XFX 6950 2GB (reference) cards water cooled, great temps, great scores with a little overclock from within the CCC. I noticed a pretty bad flicker on both monitors when playing youtube/flash videos. I also noticed it when I was gaming (bad company 2, starcraft 2, League of Legends, etc). I tried ...

ACPI SMO8800 driver missing for Dell E6410/E6420/E6510/E6520 – unknown device ACPI SMO8800 65

We received a bunch of new Dell E6420’s at work, and needed to get them prepped for drivers and our image deployment. We run a deployment process through Landesk OSD, with HII (Hardware Independent Imaging), which basically means that we have 1 image for multiple model computers. I installed our basic Windows 7 Pro x32 ...

IBM Lenovo X220 break down/tear down for mSata SSD (intel 310, Renice X3 (SF1222), etc) 13

After doing some research on the best sandy bridge, ultra portal … I have decided on this awesome new laptop .. the IBM x220. You can view the x220 datasheet (hardware options) : linked here (PDF). I know some people will want to get an mSata SSD installed, this is a break down for that, ...

Free file upload website – www.uploadland.com

Hello all. I recently acquired a domain www.uploadland.com and have finally gotten around to making it worth a damn! I had a company come in and recode it, so it works properly, and am in the midst of getting the site integrated with vB forums, so that I can do a lot of cool features ...

Corsair 600T – Full Acrylic Side Panel 13

So, after a few cuts of my acrylic piece, Bill, the owner over at MNPCtech.com, came over to my place, and dropped it off! It looks really clean, and it fits perfectly….without further ado : [zp src=”P1000125.JPG” album=”vivi/600T/acrylic” width=”500″] [zp src=”P1000121.JPG” album=”vivi/600T/acrylic” width=”500″] [zp src=”P1000123.JPG” album=”vivi/600T/acrylic” width=”500″]

Water Cooling an Antec 300 – Q9550 Round 2

So, I have decided to water cool my Antec 300 case….which acts as my 24/7 HTPC workhorse. Specs : Antec 300 Q9550 2GBx4 DDR2 3 x 2TB Samsung HDD 2 x 2TB WD Drives (backups) Asus P5N-D I started with an RS240 XSPC kit, but found the pump to be far too loud and not ...

Corsair 600T Water Cooled – i5 2500k – 2×6950 reference – 16GB DDR3 38

This is my second water cooling build, ever. I think it turned out really well. My temps are rock solid at full load, the GPU’s barely move up 5C when 100% in games. Idle around 27-30C on them. The CPU hits 35C on full load, but I have not overclocked it yet. best of all, ...

Water Cooling an Antec 300 – Q9550 2

So, I have decided to water cool my Antec 300 case….which acts as my 24/7 HTPC workhorse. Specs : Antec 300 Q9550 2GBx4 DDR2 3 x 2TB Samsung HDD 2 x 2TB WD Drives (backups) Asus P5N-D I started with an RS240 XSPC kit, but found the pump to be far too loud and not ...

Enabling “Unofficial Overclocking” in MSI Afterburner 2.1 1

I was looking for the proper way to enable overclocking in MSI Afterburner 2.1, and found a guide for an old version, but figured out how to do it in 2.1. go to where your MSI Afterburner is installed, for me/default it’s : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner open MSIAfterburner.cfg with wordpad or notepad There are ...