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by dkarko
Tue May 27, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Direct X
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Re: Direct X

Did you try the latest month update, or just downloaded 9c?
Try this one
DirectX End-User Runtimes (March 2008)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en
by dkarko
Mon May 26, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: BSOD's need help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: BSOD's need help!

Hi,
try setting the sata controller to Basic/IDE mode if it is in AHCI.
I have read numerous compatibility problems caused by sata dvds :(
by dkarko
Mon May 12, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Ocing E8500 5+ GHz and Super Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 5287

Re: Ocing E8500 Up To 4,9 GHz

Congrats! this is some mad OC!
by dkarko
Wed May 07, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!
Replies: 166
Views: 94036

Re: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!

Thank you LR, great prize!
Can't enter the contest, i purchased a new case recently plus i'm outside N.America, but i wish you all good luck!
by dkarko
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: IR Reciever
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Re: IR Reciever

Well there are some that are "good" as long as they work with your hardware (tuner etc) so the best thing is to try them out. Here are some: GB-PVR (free) http://www.gbpvr.com MediaPortal (free) http://www.team-mediaportal.com/ ChrisTV (commercial) Snapstream Beyond TV (commercial) You can also use ...
by dkarko
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review
Replies: 7
Views: 6661

Re: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review

:mrgreen: Oh trust me, this was a good result for me,you don't want to look behind my desk :axe:
by dkarko
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review
Replies: 7
Views: 6661

Re: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review

Thank you!

Thats some really interesting findings! =D>

Nothing wrong with that, rebranding etc is very common indeed!
by dkarko
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Processor Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Processor Performance

core architecture is one of if not the most important factor. for example, if you downclocked a pentium 4 to 500mhz, it would still perform much much better than a pentium 3 or 2 at that speed Especially for p4 i believe this is not exactly true. Willamette P4s if i remember correctly, were perfomi...
by dkarko
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: processor upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

Re: processor upgrade

Even if you find a list of all the supported processors for your chipset, you can't know if all fo them will work. The problem is that bios updates are needed to support later processors. I was in the same witchhunt, looking to update my laptop that has a willamette p4 (yaiks) at 1.7. Ok the chipset...
by dkarko
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: free antivirus downloads?
Replies: 12
Views: 3012

Re: free antivirus downloads?

Avg or Avast! I can't really tell which to recommend. Have used both and they worked great for me. Another one is avira, but its update process was a real pain in the ass for me,it was the exact opposite of seamless and fast
by dkarko
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8408

Re: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor Review

There's a lot of chat and reports of users that saw processor degradation for keeping those cpus @ 1.41-1.45V There are also people who didn't have such a problem at this voltage. There are also people who had their chip degraded by using 1.3-1.349v which is considered safe by Intel (and should pro...
by dkarko
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8408

Re: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor Review

Nice review! I don't find what this processor has to offer appealing, except for the low consumption. Could be nice for an ultra quiet/low wattage thin htpc. What was the max overclock you could reach with ~1.35v? Having the degradation possibility in mind, it would be nice to know what is the max o...
by dkarko
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review
Replies: 7
Views: 6661

Re: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review

Thanks! The case costs 76euro excluding VAT, that is around 120$. Good price for the standards here, but its missing 3 fans (a 140mm and 2x80mm). Purchase of those fans rises the price close to Antec nine hundred (It's priced at 144$ here). Especially, the 140mm fan was a bit expensive. I only manag...
by dkarko
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review
Replies: 7
Views: 6661

Sharkoon Rebel12 Value mini review

Well i just replaced my old case with this one, so i thought i could share my experience with you and also note the advantages and disadvantages of this case. I'll post some pics too, mostly of the assembly though. Empty case pics can also be found here: http://www.sharkoon.de/html/produkte/pc_gehae...
by dkarko
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: How much have they changed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: How much have they changed?

:partyman: And i also forgot Core Duo's and pentium 4-m :P
Nice work! :prayer:
by dkarko
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: How much have they changed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: How much have they changed?

You also forgot Pentium M's. Pentium 4-D,Core 2 and Pentium M are different in terms of architecture in general. Core 2's predecessor is Pentium M There are some advancements in the architecture of each stepping of course That could be like more cache or other additions (like the addition of sse3, s...
by dkarko
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Q6600 & E8400 FSB Barrier...
Replies: 24
Views: 7785

Re: Q6600 & E8400 FSB Barrier...

Nice o/c but i believe the max safe volts for 45nm core 2's is around ~1.35v (intel specification). You are going to degrade it :( You can think of it as running an E/Q6xxx @~1,8v with intel's stock cooler (i believe its 1.55 or 1.50 max according to intel). Not a good idea! Plus i believe the high-...
by dkarko
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Legacy computer, winFLP or win2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 4895

Re: Legacy computer, winFLP or win2000?

You've got a point. Well pretty much i disabled most of the visual effects. I just left Luna on cause i wanted it to look pleasant (don't remember about the slider buttons). Actually i disabled the "show contents while dragging". The system has ancient onboard gfx and it wasn't coping with that well...
by dkarko
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Legacy computer, winFLP or win2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 4895

Re: Legacy computer, winFLP or win2000?

Well i finally went for XP sp1 plus lots of tweaks. I didn't tweak themes since i wanted it to look friendly. I also managed to upgrade it to 96mb of ram. It's running pretty smooth, i didn't believe it was possible. It boots up with ~45mb ram usage (70mb is ram+vm in the picture). It's also loaded ...