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by Gamble
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: keyboard cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 3007

Re: keyboard cleaning

I would say if it's an ancient keyboard try the dishwasher, if it is a new one do the tedious cleaning and from then on make sure your hands are clean first and don't eat over it! I owned a laptop for four years that I always used with clean hands, never needed cleaning once!!
by Gamble
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Gotta Love Arctic
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Gotta Love Arctic

Arctic Silver is the God of thermal pastes. I opened up my X1950 Pro to find a glob of gelatinous (I've always wanted to use that word) gray mess that half-filled the GPU cavity. I used Windex (no alkie around and no probs) to swab the inside and applied AS Ceramique. Before I was gaming in FEAR and...
by Gamble
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: core 2 or quad core?
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Re: core 2 or quad core?

Seems like the Q6600 is pretty popular these days... grab a nice cooler (think 120mm cooling fan on it like Tt or Scythe) and overclock it till your temps are below-volatile but higher-than-normal. You will be pleased for a couple years....
by Gamble
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Which CPU?
Replies: 19
Views: 3134

Re: Which CPU?

I would say try the E6750 with a BIOS update. The board you use IS the one in your sig right? If you run an OC around 3.5 gigs you should be fine for about 2 years. The quad core IS only a hundred bucks more though with only slightly less OC potential... I would say flip a coin and go with what ole ...
by Gamble
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB 3.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: USB 3.0

Well I'm assuming USB 3.0 will be backward compatible (haven't read ANYTHING on the subject, just an assumption) just like USB 2.0. Otherwise like you said will upset a large group of 2.0 users...
by Gamble
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Soldering

You're using flux right? Makes solder "stickier." You could also try a wire wrap and solder that.
by Gamble
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: not sure what the issue is
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: not sure what the issue is

I would just try clearing the CMOS, if it doesn't work, dig a nice grave to bury your computer in. Also if you have enough, try booting up with one memory stick at a time out. Could be a hard drive issue but no idea there. Last time I fried a hard drive it would stop at the Dell page on my lappy. Tr...
by Gamble
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: November Forum Drawing - Ultra Products 1000W PSU
Replies: 127
Views: 41827

Re: November Forum Drawing - Ultra Products 1000W PSU

I just made 3 today! haha.

Count me in!
by Gamble
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Picking the perfect graphics card+lcd?
Replies: 12
Views: 2464

Re: Picking the perfect graphics card+lcd?

If I were you I would go with a ws monitor, judging by the games you mentioned. Think about this: you are seeing a lot more pixels added to the left and right of the "middle" which would be all you see in the case of a normal aspect screen. Try a 20" Acer : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...
by Gamble
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Possible cpu problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Possible cpu problem

I used AS Ceramique for my CPU, and as far as I've heard its ultra sticky compared to AS5, but the easiest way to apply it for me was to grab a sandwich bag and stretch it out over my finger, then put about a rice-grain sized amount on the CPU, then I smoothed it out with the stretched part of the b...
by Gamble
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 8800GT or wait?
Replies: 13
Views: 3215

Re: 8800GT or wait?

I would buy one, as a matter of fact I intend to buy one here in the next couple months. Judging by the disappointment that was the Radeon X2XXX line, I would jump on this opportunity, and quick. Out of the 20 or so reviews available on newegg, about a quarter of them had MASSIVE overclocks going on...
by Gamble
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The long wait is OVER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

Re: The long wait is OVER!!

Alright thanks for the info. I'll do that tonight when I get home after my 2.5 hour CLASS! (Classes 11:30 AM to 9 PM on Wednesdays, too much time away from my baby).
by Gamble
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The long wait is OVER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

Re: The long wait is OVER!!

There were two four-pin connections, with a black plastic cover over one of them, I'm afraid if I plug in the other half it will fry...I'll post a pic of that, too....
by Gamble
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The long wait is OVER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

Re: The long wait is OVER!!

I built her yesterday! I used AS Ceramique instead of 5 because I heard it does a tad better job. It was really gooey but people said that using a piece of plastic (in my case sandwich bag) would work to smooth it out. I lapped the bejeesus out of my Big Typhoon VX as well. Should have taken picture...
by Gamble
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Beer!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4769

Re: Beer!!!

Favorite beers:

Real beer:
1. Newcastle (just too damn tasty)
2. Leinenkugels Oktoberfest (seasonal)
3. Sam Adams Summer Wheat
4. Blue Moon (HINT: think of Fruit Loops while you drink it)

Crappy beer:
1. Nasty Light (Natural Light)
2. Bud Light
3. Busch Light
by Gamble
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The long wait is OVER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

Re: The long wait is OVER!!

Thanks Bubba
by Gamble
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Which do you prefer pokemon or zelda?
Replies: 19
Views: 3702

Re: Which do you prefer pokemon or zelda?

Yes many say that Half Life is the best game of all time. But I believe the answer is Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Massive world, engrossing story, and all-around awesomeness.
by Gamble
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: how to protect a case
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: how to protect a case

Add a couple more coats of clear then use the 3000 grit sandpaper that was mentioned! Effect: Matte Black
by Gamble
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: The long wait is OVER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

The long wait is OVER!!

I bought my final parts from newegg yesterday to complete the computer of my dreams, this is what I ended up with: *E6750 *Tt Big Typhoon VX *ASUS P5N32-Plus *2gb Crucial Ballistix ($65 after rebate) *Seagate 250gb HD *Lite-On drive that does everything but wipe its own @$$ *x1950pro 256mb (probably...