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    sean5900xt got a reaction from CA3LE in Cable modem help   
    Hey CA3LE, thank you for all the information! I checked the cord that hooks into the cable modem. It looks good. Don't have a wall plate for that cord, it just comes up from the floor. The cable company ran another line to the cable modem back around the time we first got cable internet. Thankfully the cable company here is really, really good about not charging for service calls. Only time I have had them charge us was when we asked them to install a new amp for the line that goes to the TV's.
     
    I really appreciate you taking the time to put together all that information. I'll let you know how this all turns out. So far it has been close to 3 days since I have had to reboot the modem. If it keeps happening I'll have the cable co come out next week.
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    sean5900xt got a reaction from KurtTester in Just upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0   
    Thank you. It's crazy how much things have changed. I remember when the local cable co here started offering internet. When it launched the fastest speed money could buy was 1.5Mbps down 1.0Mbps up lol
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    sean5900xt reacted to TriRan in PCI Express 3.0   
    You are correct that the bandwidth is double but the place you will see that is when loading texture files into the video cards memory its not like your fps in games will more then double I doubt you'd see even 10 fps more and more wattage the better especially if you plan to get bigger video cards someday in the near future
     
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    sean5900xt got a reaction from CA3LE in PCI Express 3.0   
    I'm building a new desktop computer. I wasn't sure about how PCI Express 3.0 works. Right now the video cards im going to use are 2 Radeon HD 6850's. But in the future I would like to get a 7850 or better. I noticed the 7000 series cards say PCI Express 3.0. Does that mean that they require a motherboard with PCI Express 3.0, or they just take advantage of 3.0 if you have it but work with 2.0? I'm doing a AMD CPU build and I can't even find a motherboard that says it supports 3.0. Was just wondering about this. Thanks guys.
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    sean5900xt got a reaction from CA3LE in PCI Express 3.0   
    That's what I was wondering. It seems kind of weird AMD wouldn't have a chipset that could support it. My guess is that its backwards compatible with 2.0 it just doesn't move data as fast as 3.0. But yeah it would be nice to know for sure.
     
    Edit: Just saw TriRan's post. Thank you for the info man. That is what I was thinking. Glad to know though. And yeah I would think that the difference from 2.0 to 3.0 wont really make a difference for a while.
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    sean5900xt reacted to TriRan in PCI Express 3.0   
    3.0 video cards will work fine in a 2.0/2.1 motherboard all that will happen is the cards bandwidth will be limited by the motherboard as a bottleneck if you will I doubt you would even notice the difference though
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    sean5900xt reacted to mudmanc4 in PCI Express 3.0   
    I just a couple weeks ago went looking into this.  Does AMD even support true 3.0 yet?
    I know a couple TMN members have been neck deep in this recently and should reply soon.
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    sean5900xt got a reaction from mudmanc4 in DOCSIS 3.0 modem status   
    Well so far not much has happened. I wrote a heck of a post on their facebook wall about the whole deal. We had lightening take out our modem on Saturday night. A tech came out Monday afternoon and swapped the modem, but he left without testing our internet connection at all. So the modem he put in had a Ethernet port that didn't work. After I wrote a post on their facebook about the modem and the thing with the cable line not being grounded I got a phone call from the general manager this morning. First thing he did was apologize for the whole incident and immediately offered a month of free internet service credit on our bill ($130). unfortunately when he called I was on the way to a college class so I couldn't talk for long. A tech was leaving the house as I got home today from class and now I have another new modem, which thankfully works. I didn't want to pursue the incident with the cable not being grounded till I knew that it was their responsibility to ground it. My mom was with the tech when he first checked to see if the line was grounded and he told my mom that it was not grounded in any way shape or form. Which ever cable tech hooked up the lines made no attempt to ground them. The fact that he told my mom that he was going to go ahead and write that it was grounded is what sounds fishy to me. It makes me think that he was doing that to cover the cable company's butt.

    I'm not sure if I'm going to try to get anything out of this though. I get the feeling it would be way more trouble then its worth. The only thing I could ask them for is to pay for the TV and computer that were damaged from the power surge, but im sure there is no way to prove the the cable line not being grounded caused it. I think I will just consider my self lucky I got a credit for a month of internet, and that everything is fixed and up and running. We are going to go through home owners insurance like last time for my desktop computer, and the TV repair. And on the plus side I ended up with a different model modem then I had since we cancelled our phone service so the original issue in this topic should be fixed now, what a heck of a way to get it fixed haha.
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    sean5900xt got a reaction from CA3LE in DOCSIS 3.0 modem status   
    Well so far not much has happened. I wrote a heck of a post on their facebook wall about the whole deal. We had lightening take out our modem on Saturday night. A tech came out Monday afternoon and swapped the modem, but he left without testing our internet connection at all. So the modem he put in had a Ethernet port that didn't work. After I wrote a post on their facebook about the modem and the thing with the cable line not being grounded I got a phone call from the general manager this morning. First thing he did was apologize for the whole incident and immediately offered a month of free internet service credit on our bill ($130). unfortunately when he called I was on the way to a college class so I couldn't talk for long. A tech was leaving the house as I got home today from class and now I have another new modem, which thankfully works. I didn't want to pursue the incident with the cable not being grounded till I knew that it was their responsibility to ground it. My mom was with the tech when he first checked to see if the line was grounded and he told my mom that it was not grounded in any way shape or form. Which ever cable tech hooked up the lines made no attempt to ground them. The fact that he told my mom that he was going to go ahead and write that it was grounded is what sounds fishy to me. It makes me think that he was doing that to cover the cable company's butt.

    I'm not sure if I'm going to try to get anything out of this though. I get the feeling it would be way more trouble then its worth. The only thing I could ask them for is to pay for the TV and computer that were damaged from the power surge, but im sure there is no way to prove the the cable line not being grounded caused it. I think I will just consider my self lucky I got a credit for a month of internet, and that everything is fixed and up and running. We are going to go through home owners insurance like last time for my desktop computer, and the TV repair. And on the plus side I ended up with a different model modem then I had since we cancelled our phone service so the original issue in this topic should be fixed now, what a heck of a way to get it fixed haha.
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    sean5900xt reacted to TriRan in DOCSIS 3.0 modem status   
    I've had the same issue every now and again Sean but it usually is a dns issue to test that theory the next time it happens try opening up command prompt and pinging 4.2.2.2 if it receives a response then it's just a dns issue if it times out then it is something else entirely
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    sean5900xt reacted to mudmanc4 in DOCSIS 3.0 modem status   
    Again here I'm no cable tech by any means, at the same time , the 'error' you think you are seeing , I believe this has nothing to do with your issue. It simply is a reset of your modem, so as it requests network access it has no data stored at that point, so it tosses a ' gee -- I've got nothing' which is spit out to the log.

    If i were to take a stab at it , blinded as i may be, I'd say it's a mis config, or time stamp issue between a master and a slave DNS within your ISP. Or considering you've witnessed work, it might be a card in one of the nodes shitting itself.

    Hell, even line leakage for this matter. Which pisses off those trying to fly people over your state, and is actually a big issue since lines are aging, and so many line owners have their hands full with new customers they take not the time to run up and down the streets testing.
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