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by The gonz
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Food for thought for gas
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: Food for thought for gas

I have received this email MONTHS ago and since I keep EXTREMELY accurate records of my Gas usage, miles driven, MPG, etc. I tried this out. I pumped at the minimum speed the pump would work and very early in the morning and guess what???/ NOTHING! Not even a 2% rise in MPG. Sorry guys but the gas c...
by The gonz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA
Replies: 5
Views: 2732

Re: Intel Unveils Solid-State Drives - Z-P230 PATA

Ouch @ write output! Not even average but PEAK output is 7MB/s!

I suppose this is perfectly acceptable for mobiles devices. I can only hope this has a trickle effect on other SSDs as well. Time will tell.
by The gonz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: ups's and battery warnings
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: ups's and battery warnings

Here at work in the Court System we have a UPS attached to one of our servers and it is always beeping. My supervisor says its nothing ( :shock: ) but its been doing that for weeks now going on months and it still works? <shrug>
by The gonz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Fans???
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: Fans???

If price is no issue I am having WONDERFUL success with the Noctua NF-P12 fans. They are extremely quiet and push a lot of air. I have a bunch in my case and on my RAD and I couldn't be happier. It isn't the MOST powerful fan but for noise/performance ratio its a champ.
by The gonz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI Radeon HD 4870 and 4850 Pictured
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 and 4850 Pictured

Do you guys have a preview of these two cards? They were rumored to beat NVIDIA's current offerings I believe. Word around the web is that the 4870 will best the 8800GT and such but it will NOT beat NVIDIA newest offerings. This is all hearsay of course until benchmarks are released but it would ap...
by The gonz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Benchmarked - PCMark Vantage
Replies: 11
Views: 3991

Re: Intel Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Benchmarked - PCMark Vantage

That is simply amazing! The crew over at Anandtech did a bit of benchmarking on Nehalem and it came out fast.

Fast like Conroe vs. 486 fast. The battle between NVIDIA and Intel should be monumental. Sorry AMD, you have a long road to recovery.
by The gonz
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Ack what did I do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: Ack what did I do?

Have your tried going into your BIOS?

Plug the drive into a different SATA port if one is available and see if the BIOS recognizes it. This will let you know if it is a hardware problem or a windows driver problem.
by The gonz
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 1.5 Patch released
Replies: 11
Views: 4755

Re: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 1.5 Patch released

Great Game but you lose the ability to play on 1.4 servers. Until they upgrade anyways. Hmmm. I dunno seems odd to me but I guess that's the nature of these updates.
by The gonz
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Priced at $169 and $189
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Priced at $169 and $189

Hmm if it performs within %10 of the 8800GT than I would say it is a good deal. Otherwise this will be an expensive replacement for the 8600GTS line of card which were the WIndows ME of midrange cards.
by The gonz
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: How Men And Women Change Oil
Replies: 31
Views: 6567

Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Priceless. I can't count how many times I have dropped the plug in the oil pan.
Something about doing it myself is more satisfying. Like I am sticking it to the man or something. HA
by The gonz
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: U.S. tax return bill
Replies: 20
Views: 4673

Re: U.S. tax return bill

$600 Per person with $300 for a child. I'll grab $900. I'll drop it on my bills. That's all I can afford. Until gas prices drop and inflation slows down I can't see spending this on anything else. Besides, if I go get a TV from Best Buy like Uncle Sam wants. Some japanese company will wind up with m...
by The gonz
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!
Replies: 313
Views: 97122

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

Come on baby. I want to kiss that Geforce Ti4200 good bye