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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By butters2006
Bi-amping can protect your tweeters from damage...

Bi-amping can protect your tweeters from damage in a case where the bass drivers induce clipping at high sound levels. It also allows for circumvention of parts of the crossover network that would...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,031
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by tman247...

Quote:Originally Posted by tman247 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18716666)

WHSv2 definately will come out, but for WHSv1 users there will...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-06-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,890
Views: 1,137,997
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by the_beast666...

Quote:Originally Posted by the_beast666 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17860968)

Also try looking for the OEM versions of the card - although...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-17-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,890
Views: 1,137,997
Posted By butters2006
Be sure to research compatible memory and CPUs....

Be sure to research compatible memory and CPUs. Memory and processors are generally more expensive for server boards. Although ECC/Registered DDR2 memory isn't really that bad these days. However...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7,890
Views: 1,137,997
Posted By butters2006
For lack of anywhere else to post this... I...

For lack of anywhere else to post this...

I ran down to the local computer store and picked up a third generation of Western Digital 'Green' hard drive, the WDC-WD10EARS 1tb drive. The previous...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,890
Views: 1,137,997
Posted By butters2006
Re-run the benchmark several times. The run...

Re-run the benchmark several times. The run you're showing us shows that the drive was doing other activity during the benchmark run. If you consistently get that type of graph, check the disk for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,487
Posted By butters2006
I had the same experience. With both an Asus...

I had the same experience. With both an Asus 780g & 785g motherboard. The solution was to buy a discrete video card (Asus AMD 4350 HD).

Either Windows 7 media center, or AMD video drivers are not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By butters2006
Funny how a RAID question promotes such...

Funny how a RAID question promotes such opinionated responses on hardware/software/motherboard raid.

There is no simple yes/no answer to your question.

The only certain way to preserve data in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7,890
Views: 1,137,997
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by cybrsage...

Quote:Originally Posted by cybrsage http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16947243)

Thanks for the info!

I was thinking about simplifying what I am...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-28-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,031
Posted By butters2006
If you haven't already, make sure graphics cards...

If you haven't already, make sure graphics cards with wrap around heat sinks fit in whatever HTPC case you choose. The wrap around heat sinks can add almost an inch to the height of the card, you'll...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-08-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,555
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by tester3001...

Quote:Originally Posted by tester3001 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16226938)

ATI just released new 9.4 catalyst drivers. Don't know what the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,758
Posted By butters2006
I'm currently using this...

I'm currently using this (http://www.ione-usa.com/reseller/index.php?target=products&product_id=44), which is a mini keyboard with trackball. I paid around $47 for it at Central Computers.

It's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By butters2006
That's an option. Or for cheaper money, but one...

That's an option. Or for cheaper money, but one of these (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124015).

Quote:Originally Posted by jrwalte...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,111
Posted By butters2006
I'm fine with this, if only because it's how...

I'm fine with this, if only because it's how audio over SPDIF works.

Quote:Originally Posted by wakeup360 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,111
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by Rigby Reardon...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rigby Reardon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16070756)

From the release notes:
So it looks like we won't need to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-07-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,793
Posted By butters2006
An alternative route is to build your own...

An alternative route is to build your own case/rack/combo.

Addonics (http://www.addonics.com/products/host_controller/default.asp) sells multiple types of port multipliers for around $75....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By butters2006
Does the card run without the fan plugged in? If...

Does the card run without the fan plugged in? If so, watch the card temps to see if they get too hot while watching an HD movie that you know is being decoded by the card.

Why do you doubt that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By butters2006
Here's my current setup (and has been for a few...

Here's my current setup (and has been for a few months now, fingers crossed http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif):

Antech NSK6850 Case (comes with antec earthwatts 430watt...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by JoeWPgh...

Quote:Originally Posted by JoeWPgh http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15969678)

I recently put together a system with a WD 320@7200 and then tried...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,733
Posted By butters2006
Does the BIOS editor change something other than...

Does the BIOS editor change something other than the .xml file that has been used to control fan speed? If so, what?

I have the same card & the "traditional" tweaks to adjust fan speed on the AMD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,464
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by rkgriffin...

Quote:Originally Posted by rkgriffin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15843912)


I really wish one of these cards did "everything" well.


...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-12-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,083
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by daMaster...

Quote:Originally Posted by daMaster http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15806519)

Yup that's sorta what I meant. My situation is even worse:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-12-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by mab319...

Quote:Originally Posted by mab319 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15804995)

I just came across this deal via frys...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-12-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,074
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by ilovejedd...

Quote:Originally Posted by ilovejedd http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15803731)

After countless searches, I finally found a direct comparison of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By butters2006
Quote:Originally Posted by befernandes...

Quote:Originally Posted by befernandes http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15789235)

Hey Guys,

I know many people have asked this before but...
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