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by eric m.
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: ATI Delivers High End Custom PC For Prize
Replies: 40
Views: 14397

wow. that is awesome. the only reason i can think that they didn't water cool the GPU is because ATi wants to show that you don't need to to get good performance from their cards. obviously if you went though the trouble to do that cool water setup it would be almost no trouble to cool the video too...
by eric m.
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS P5GD2-Premium Motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 11583

Ok i might have to start posting more often again. I love contests.

Sorry I haven't been around lately. Lots going on.
by eric m.
Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Road Rage
Replies: 12
Views: 3378

that's weird. i am left handed too. but not married...yet. kind of scared though after reading some of these posts. :)
by eric m.
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Stupid Question: which card is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

thanks guys. i got a sapphire 9800SE and am going do the modification so it uses all 8 pipelines. (9800PRO) not bad for $127.

thanks again to rich for helping me with this info.
by eric m.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: got my 3.2e past 4ghz finally...
Replies: 6
Views: 3646

Congrats on breaking the 4GHz mark, even if it was just for a second it is cool! :drinkers: =D> thanks. i left it on for a few hours actually, just to see if the machine would reboot. it stayed on until i pushed it pretty hard, and never got past 45 degrees C. i guess water cooling, arctic silver, ...
by eric m.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: got my 3.2e past 4ghz finally...
Replies: 6
Views: 3646

i think i will keep it at the sweet spot and enjoy it. but there is some pleasure in seeing the processor speed at 4ghz at least for a little while.
by eric m.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Stupid Question: which card is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

thanks. i think the 9800SE will be good enough, and it's only around $130. She already has replay TV and i don't think the all in wonder would impress her that much. although i did buy an all in wonder 9600xt a little while ago but had to return it because the waterblock won't fit with that tv tuner...
by eric m.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: got my 3.2e past 4ghz finally...
Replies: 6
Views: 3646

got my 3.2e past 4ghz finally...

well i finally was able to get my system to boot into windows and run PCmark and 3Dmark sucessfully at 400omhz last night. I just moved and I don't have internet there yet but i will take some screen shots and post them here later. I basically followed rich's (capper) advice and used loose timings (...
by eric m.
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Stupid Question: which card is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

Stupid Question: which card is better?

I am looking to buy a semi-decent card for my girlfriend for christmas (romantic, huh?) and I am not sure what to get. There are so many cards in the under $200 range and i just want to make sure i get the best one without going overboard, and keeping in budget at the same time. I was going to just ...
by eric m.
Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: PCmark04
Replies: 1
Views: 1888

PCmark04

i know it's not a new program but i thought i would do a quick post and ask if people could post their PCmark04 scores and maybe a quick description of their computer. i will show mine. i think i need a better video card. i ran it at 3.6ghz because i was having trouble at higher speeds. i'm still wo...
by eric m.
Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Free money.
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

ok, i will do that.
by eric m.
Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: The Antec NeoPower 480 Modular PSU
Replies: 21
Views: 11588

i'm sure any PSU has it's pros and cons. if you are really that picky, maybe you should look into a better PSU, like a pc power and cooling unit. that's what i did (per capper's suggestion a while back) and i don't ever have to worry about my PSU because it just works.
by eric m.
Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: P4 2.8e and asus P4P800-deluxe problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3251

i used to have the same setup until just recently. as long as you stay under 55-60 degrees under full load you should be ok. like capper said, the prescots run hot. real hot. but it's ok as long as you keep it under control. it should idle under 50. if not, you need to look into a better cooling sol...
by eric m.
Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Fan controller
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

i have tried the the hardcano 12 and the cooldrive4. both seem to go up to 12v to give me max fan speed, but there are some better ones, and i think rich has a nice one that isn't too expensive that you might want to check out. i can't remember that name right now. if you really want full speed at a...
by eric m.
Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: what a little boredom does
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

wow. you got generic ram to OC that high? were you using air cooling or water? i think that's pretty impressive. does the RAM last a while or does it eventually burn up? are you using heatsinks on the RAM or anything special like that? thanks for sharing, that's cool. My friend just bought a bunch o...
by eric m.
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Free money.
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

so do we have to actually buy from deal time links, or just click through them for price comparisons. it seems like just going to newegg works the best for me, but i don't mind helping out and seeing if there is possibly a better deal through the links here.
by eric m.
Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Speeding Motorcycle
Replies: 8
Views: 3416

I will have to agree with T Shirt. I have ridden one or two 1000cc sportbikes, and it seems the faster you go, the more upright and stable the bike is. If you have clear road ahead of you, you are almost assured to be ok, but if there is a log in the road, or a big piece of tire, or a car cuts you o...
by eric m.
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Dead power supply! Help or suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 3620

all i know is that if you can afford an E55, you can afford the top of the line PSU. get a pc power and cooling 510 deluxe and you'll never need another PSU again. or at least not until BTX becomes standard. so either get a good power supply, or change your username to 89 civic or whatever car you r...
by eric m.
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: NASA shoots for new hypersonic record
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

it's actually an unmanned flight. 10 times the speed of sound is a little fast for people to deal with right now.
by eric m.
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: The Antec NeoPower 480 Modular PSU
Replies: 21
Views: 11588

wow. i really like the modular design. it really isn't that much less money than the PC power and cooling 510 PSU, but for a small case without a lot of drives, this might actually be better and cleaner looking.