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by barfly
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router
Replies: 21
Views: 11837

Re: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router

I'm sorry for not replying sooner, i've been pretty busy with all sorts of things lately. In any case, i haven't done any router tweaking myself but i placed a call to Verizon FIOS tech support and asked them to check my settings, after that i asked the guy to set the optimal settings for this route...
by barfly
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router
Replies: 21
Views: 11837

Re: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router

Well, i think to run 3 GPUs they'll have to take up only one slot not 2. I think that i'm better off running 2 8800GTS than 3 lesser cards. My theory is that this board is setup this way to run 2 vid cards and 1 PhysX card.
by barfly
Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router
Replies: 21
Views: 11837

Guys, thanks for all the suggestions! I haven't been onlne for the past couple of days as i have been experiencing some issues with my pc and i had tro reinstall windows. After i put all the programs and games back i'll start playing with the router. To answer BIGg question about my mobo, i don't th...
by barfly
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router
Replies: 21
Views: 11837

Thanx for the tips guys! I will try the abovementioned suggestions and see what i can do. Though I must say that i'm bit confused as to the exact nature of my net connection. I think i'm supposed to be wireless yet i don't have a wireless card or any other wireless device in my pc. I think the reaso...
by barfly
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Verizon Fios, Azureus, & Actiontec MI-424-WR router
Replies: 21
Views: 11837

I'm also interested in this topic since i have the same exact router and Verizon FIOS service. The only difference is that i'm actually behind this router, it is hooked up to my dads pc and it lets me get on the web, that way i dont have to get my own connection and pay a monthly fee. I also have an...
by barfly
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A question for APC UPS/Power Chute owners
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Well, i like having the stats from the USB cable fed into Power Chute, but what i dont understand from your post is whether i will loose the 5 min shutdown thing if i unplug the USB cable or if i remove Power Chute from startup?
by barfly
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A question for APC UPS/Power Chute owners
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

A question for APC UPS/Power Chute owners

I'm using Power Chute Personal Edition with my APC back up UPS. The UPS came with a cable that goes into my PCs USB port and it feeds all the info into Power Chute, stuff like battery run time, input voltage and so on. After i installed this software it automatically was added to startup, is this so...
by barfly
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Monitor screen refresh rate question
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Yea i already got the resolution lowered to 1024x768, thats the one i use to surf the web and to read text, but i still cant get past 85 Hz. The monitor specs promise 85 Hz for 1600x1200, i usually game at that resolution but for 1024x768 i want a higher refresh rate cause i was told that higher ref...
by barfly
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Monitor screen refresh rate question
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Monitor screen refresh rate question

I have a 22" SGI c220 diamondtron CRT monitor and i have a question about refresh rates. It says in the monitor specs that it is capable of high refresh rates up 110 Hz i think, but i can't seem to get it past 85 Hz, thats as high as windows XP would let me set it, any ideas on how to get it past 85?
by barfly
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think my DDR2-800 RAM is running at 400Mhz???
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

ok, so basically since its dual channel i'm actually getting 800 not 400, i guess that makes sense. thanks guys.
by barfly
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think my DDR2-800 RAM is running at 400Mhz???
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

I think my DDR2-800 RAM is running at 400Mhz???

I just put this new system together and according to CPUZ the memory is at 401Mhz, when its supposed to be 800. I don't understand why this is happening, i have memory set to auto in BIOS and its showing as DDR2-800. I'm have 2 GB of TWIN2X2048-6400C4 in dual channel. If anyone can explain why this ...
by barfly
Sat May 26, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: How accurate is Everest?
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Thanks guys, i'll try the coretemp utility. I had no idea that Anthlons could be off by 14 C. Another inquiry, what about BIOS temp sensor, does it work like the rest of the programs or is it more accurate?
by barfly
Sat May 26, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: How accurate is Everest?
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

How accurate is Everest?

Guys, I just put together my first system and installed Everest, and when i go to sensor section to view system temperatures it is telling that my CPU is running at 35 C, after about 20 sec it goes to 10 C, how is that possible? Even when idling a dual core CPU cant possibly run at 10 C, other temps...
by barfly
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Thanks for your help, i think i'll get 780W LCD model, even though it is a bit more than i want to spend, but it'll give me some peace of mind knowing that my system will be safe.
by barfly
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Yep, that's what i used and they gave me those 3 models i mentioned above, as far as the monitor they don't even have 22" and CRT monitors in their configurator, only 20 to 21" and they just call non-LCD monitors monitor so i think that means CRT. According to them the BR1300LCD model will give me 2...
by barfly
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Mike, you make a very good point, that CRT monitor is a power sucker, however, i want to have it protected by a UPS as well, in your opinion how many watts should a UPS have to let me shutdown my system and monitor, i need just 5 or 6 minutes? I'm strongly leaning towards BR1300LCD, it has 780W, jus...
by barfly
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

I would say buy the best you can, you dont need to plug in the Lcd as you can automate the shutdown procedure through the software. I use 2 1400 2u ups from APC and 2 1000 smart ups and a backup-ups 500cs for the kids system. My home server will get (tested) 45 minutes of battery time. Just because...
by barfly
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Interesting, i had no idea that the 110v line fluctuates like that, i have 3 computers in my house (and other appliances) and never experienced any problems. Though in the summer time i think it does drop below 110v cause everyone has their ACs on and we has blackouts in some parts of the city. As f...
by barfly
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

So you think i'm better off with UPS instead of a surge protector, huh? In that case, do you think this model will be give me the 5 to 6 min i need to shutdonw? Also in the product description at newegg it mentions a rechargeble battery, how do i recharge it, do they provide a recharger or i have to...
by barfly
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I think i need a UPS, suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

I think i need a UPS, suggestions?

I already have a surge protector, but since i'm putting together a new system which will cost me a good deal of money i'm wondering if i need an UPS for better protection during a blackout, power outage, etc. Is having a UPS better than having a surge protector? If it is i'd like to hear some UPS su...