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by Nastidon
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card
Replies: 175
Views: 109099

Re: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card

Aww, I never get around to qualifying for these, sure I love reading the forums, but I guess I'm just not that active a member :(. Congrats to whoever gets it!
by Nastidon
Tue May 20, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Can I use PCI-E 2.0?
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Re: Can I use PCI-E 2.0?

Ok another question, this mainly out of curiosity. I've been reading a lot about the video card I ordered, the 8800 GT 512mb, and keep hearing mid-end. I asked myself, with all of my current setup including the 8800, what am I considered? I never really understood how they rate you(you know, just th...
by Nastidon
Thu May 15, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Can I use PCI-E 2.0?
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Re: Can I use PCI-E 2.0?

Excellent, the next obvious question would be what are the drawbacks? I how much of a performance loss would I suffer? More or less.
by Nastidon
Thu May 15, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Can I use PCI-E 2.0?
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Can I use PCI-E 2.0?

I have an eVGA nForce 680I SLI, I'm looking to upgrade my video card, from the 8600 GTS to the either an 8800 GT or one of the 9 series cards, now, I can only find a card with PCI-E 2.0, if I buy this card, will it work with my board?
by Nastidon
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Bad processor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Re: Bad processor?

I do realize that the explanation I gave was too vague. Turns out that the problem was the Wolfdale E8400 Core 2 Duo processor will not run on the EVGA Nvidia 680i SLI Motherboard without a bios update. I ran the update with my old chip, put the new Core 2 dup, booted right up... I do apologize for ...
by Nastidon
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Bad processor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Bad processor?

i just got my core 2 in, installed it, when i hit the power button everything kicks on,fans turn, cd drive comes on, but i get no boot, what the heck could be causing this?i've got the lga775 nvidia 680i so Idont think that is a problem, any suggestions?
by Nastidon
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Looking into a new CPU Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: Looking into a new CPU Suggestions?

The reason that TF2 ran well on your computer probably isn't the CPU but rather the GPU. Laptops, in general, don't have GPUs that are as powerful as a desktop GPU in the same price category. The amount of RAM in each system will make quite a difference as well. As for CPUs, the E8400 would be a gr...
by Nastidon
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Looking into a new CPU Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Looking into a new CPU Suggestions?

Alright, here is the deal, I'm gonna' be getting a new processor here pretty soon, and am wondering what to get. Right now I have a P4 3.2 GHZ with HT-Tech, single core of course. I'm looking at getting a Core 2 E8400, since it is the fastest I can get clocked at 3.0 GHZ without having to spend $900...
by Nastidon
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: My system specs, what do you think?
Replies: 12
Views: 2640

Re: My system specs, what do you think?

Wow, that is all I can say right now. If you can see my specs in my signature, you know what I was playing the Crysis demo on. I was pleasantly surprised, I at first I allowed to game to auto-detect the best settings, and obviously it chose low for everything. "Absurd!" I exclaimed, surely I can hav...
by Nastidon
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Quite the delima, could use some help {SOLVED}
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: Quite the delima, could use some help

Well, DMB2000uk, I tried all of what you said, except messing with the PSU, it is just about brand new. Anyway, I got to looking on the a forum dedicated to 680i problems, and came across a PDF of the MB's manual online, the board in the box only comes with a small sheet of instructions ( go figure ...
by Nastidon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Quite the delima, could use some help {SOLVED}
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Quite the delima, could use some help {SOLVED}

Ok, here is the thing, I just baught an nVidia 680i motherboard. As I was hooking everything in, I was surprized to find that it has an 8-pin 12v connector, I looked through my power supplies different connections, and it only has a 4-pin. Ok not too hard to solve, I baught a 4-pin to 8-pin 12v adap...
by Nastidon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Robotic Exoskeleton Prototype
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: Robotic Exoskeleton Prototype

I think that Geeks are Sexy logo is much more interesting
by Nastidon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.--- just hard for me?
Replies: 16
Views: 9972

Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.--- just hard for me?

The hardest part of the game to me was the respawn of bandits. I would spend 1 hour and 15 Quick Loads dispatching a group of bandits only to find them in the same spot when I came back. Finally I just downloaded a trainer and cheated through half the game. When you QA test a game one of the criter...
by Nastidon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Simple question, dealing with numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Simple question, dealing with numbers

Ahh sweet, see I knew it was a simple question :)
by Nastidon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Resetting a password in Windows 2k
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Resetting a password in Windows 2k

Hello, I've got a friend who can't remember his password for anything, this is on a Windows 2000 system, and I was wondering, instead of formatting the whole shebang, is there a way I can just reset the password to the windows login?
by Nastidon
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Simple question, dealing with numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Simple question, dealing with numbers

This has always confused me, I don't really know why they do it, let me give you an example.

DDR2 at 800mhz, is also PC2-6400

Can someone explain this?
by Nastidon
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Hello there

Welcome! now start folding :) :drinkers: Yes, the folding, I'm still not quiet clear on what the heck that is. I mean I read a bit about it, 'protein folding' I believe, was the fault of proteins going nuts for whatever reason and causing certain ailments. I understand that part, but what does proc...
by Nastidon
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: [RANT] ART PEOPLE ARE DOUCHE BAGS!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: [RANT] ART PEOPLE ARE DOUCHE BAGS!!!!

Ohh how I know what you mean, let me give you a little story, a story about a girl named Douchy. In the beginning it was me and my good buddy, we went out, had fun, drank beers, just had a good 'ol time. As things progressed, we both found dates, and little did I know it, the girl he was dating slow...
by Nastidon
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Hello there

Well, this isn't really my first post, but I registered about two days ago, and missed this 'Please introduce yourself request' so here goes. I heard of this forum through another forum, I believe it was Computer Hope, when I started looking through here, this forum has the topics I was looking for,...
by Nastidon
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: My system specs, what do you think?
Replies: 12
Views: 2640

Re: My system specs, what do you think?

Why the sound card?