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by Zoogle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!
Replies: 313
Views: 83966

Re: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!

This would give me a good excuse to upgrade my system to PCI-Express :D. I'm in!
by Zoogle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

One thing to watch out for when you're considering SLI is power consumption requirements. Don't just plug in an extra card unless you've checked that your power supply can handle the added load. The benefit of single cards is that they usually consume less power than two separate cards. Also, don't ...
by Zoogle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Is my PSU dying?
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

Re: Is my PSU dying?

I don't know how to directly test the PSU while your computer is loading it (which is the more important measurement) but if you short two of the connectors, you can at least get your PSU to power on. Then its just a task of contacting the measurement lead to each one of the pins and the ground lead...
by Zoogle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: The infamous Dell sale for the MSI 8800GT
Replies: 16
Views: 3806

Re: The infamous Dell sale for the MSI 8800GT

Yeah, the same thing happened to a friend of mine. He waited for two months before going out and buying an 8800GT from a quicker shipping retailer. Funny thing is, he got the card shipped from Dell recently so now he's trying to sell it back and recoup his cost (what a pain ](*,) )
by Zoogle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Mobo w/ 1600/1333/1066/800 FSB support
Replies: 7
Views: 5894

Re: Mobo w/ 1600/1333/1066/800 FSB support

I don't know of any product that is currently being sold that fits that description. Seems like you'll have to make some compromises! If you're really rich, then having an SLI board is a good option but from my experience, the videocard refreshes happen so often that it might just be cheaper to just...
by Zoogle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 3870 X2 Vs 8800 GTS G92 SLI
Replies: 16
Views: 7823

Re: 3870 X2 Vs 8800 GTS G92 SLI

I would have to echo what some others have said about the issue of pricing. In general, anytime you pit a higher priced product, in this case 8800GTS in SLI, against something that is much cheaper, the 3870X2, the higher priced product will win out because it was designed to win out. It's pretty rar...
by Zoogle
Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: November Forum Drawing - Ultra Products 1000W PSU
Replies: 127
Views: 42076

Re: November Forum Drawing - Ultra Products 1000W PSU

High-wattage PSU? What better way to piss off my power company! I'm in.
by Zoogle
Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: July 2007 Forum Drawing - 750W PC Power & Cooling PSU
Replies: 168
Views: 75334

Re: July 2007 Forum Drawing - 750W PC Power & Cooling PSU

Oh noes, special edition power supply! Name in da hat!
by Zoogle
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: March 2007 Drawing - 3 2GB Super Talent DDR2 800MHz Kits
Replies: 241
Views: 72829

Good luck to all! Here's to another great contest! Hope I win :drinkers:
by Zoogle
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Bad Axe2 Overclocking is less than
Replies: 16
Views: 3693

Everyone's pretty much hit the nail on the head. My roommate's BadAxe2 is one of the most stable OC'ers I've seen and it retains most of the additional functionality (S3&S1 suspend options). The 680i is actually easier to overclock. The Asus one my brother uses took his E6400 to 3.5Ghz pretty easily...
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: R600 Delayed For Re-spin That Adds Samsung GDDR4 Memory?
Replies: 10
Views: 3045

I cry for AMD-ATI when I'm not busy saving up for my C2D system.
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Thought I'd share this.
Replies: 26
Views: 4265

It would be a wonderful way to go. That and being sexed to death by beautiful women.
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: The Free After Rebate Ultra 500W Power Supply
Replies: 65
Views: 18205

Good to see that you can get a good deal on a reasonably good PSU. If anything, it could power a folding machine!
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: AVG or Avast?
Replies: 52
Views: 33590

I"ve used Avast before and found it to be a little too clunky. It took too long to startup (almost as bad as McAfee). Plus the tray icon was a bit annoying. I use AVG and am pretty satisfied. That being said, I have never gotten a virus so I cannot really say that one is better than the other in the...
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Geforce 4 ti4600
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

As a fellow owner of a Ti4600 (it powers my workstation), I just gotta say that it rocks to run the old stuff!

I can even play some HL2 from time to time on the card :).
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Dual Core Temps Difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 9486

Also, Intel's dual cores are technically two dies on a single chip. So one die could have more voltage leak than the other one.
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: 300 TB Hard Drive to Be Offered By 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 19154

What OS supports a drive that large? I think Windows XP tops out at 2TB. I'm not sure about the limitations of Vista or Linux.
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Valid Pentium 4 M 1.8 GHz Temp Range
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

That is bordering on dangerously high. You might experience some thermal throttling if the laptop motherboard supports it. I would keep an external fan blowing on the intake or sucking on the exhaust to keep the notebook cool while you get a replacement fan.
by Zoogle
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: help with vid cards :O
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Sorry bout the ATI not nVidia part (dunno what happened with my reading skills). Yeah, if you can get a good deal on that X1950XT, that would be preferable. If you can find the X1900XT around 230, that would be a decent deal too. X1950GT really should be below 200. I would just find some cheapish ca...
by Zoogle
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: help with vid cards :O
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Are DX10 cards not yet released where you live? If they are, I'd recommend an 8800GTS which can be found for pretty affordable prices. Of course, if you can find a cheap X1950XT, go for it. Also, it's not really worth getting the X1950pro these days since the X1950GT is just a downclocked version of...