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by Jakey The Avatar
Fri May 13, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: I fail at reading fine print
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

I fail at reading fine print

My bother (being a totally awesome baller) bought me an XFX 6970 for Xmas this year, and as much as I love it, the fan was WAY too loud for my taste. So I decided that it was finally time for me to venture into the deep end of the pool and get me some liquid cooling. Now, allow to to preface this ne...
by Jakey The Avatar
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video killed the ... overclock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Video killed the ... overclock?

Power supply came last week. Finally got a chance to put it in last night. And... It wasn't the power supply. Brand new PSU, and still can't overclock my CPU :( So now on to the next candidate, a strange interaction between the motherboard and video card. Since I don't have a different motherboard t...
by Jakey The Avatar
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Bioware Announces New "Return to Ostagar" DLC for Dragon Age
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Bioware Announces New "Return to Ostagar" DLC for Dragon Age

Good! I want to loot King Cailan's body and take that ridiculous looking sword he has!
by Jakey The Avatar
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video killed the ... overclock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Video killed the ... overclock?

The Corsair 950 from newegg. I figured I couldn't go wrong with Corsair, as they are constantly recommended here, and I've never heard anyone complain about them. I'm sure that the 950 is overkill for what I have now, but I plan on upgrading in the future and, if I ever work up the nerve to take on ...
by Jakey The Avatar
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video killed the ... overclock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Video killed the ... overclock?

Yeah, reseating the card was the first thing I tried. I also took out the tool-free case clips and secured it with "ye olde" screws to make sure it was in there good and proper. I ordered a new power supply... Serendipitously my sister was given a free computer this weekend with a non-functional pow...
by Jakey The Avatar
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video killed the ... overclock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Video killed the ... overclock?

InspectahACE:
Yeah its the one you see on Newegg.

Major A:
The readings that I gave you earlier were with full load (Prime 95 and FurMark) running for 15 minutes.
by Jakey The Avatar
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video killed the ... overclock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Video killed the ... overclock?

I have the latest BIOS (I double checked) Load voltages... Everest says... Motherboard 42 °C (108 °F) CPU #1 / Core #1 43 °C (109 °F) CPU #1 / Core #2 43 °C (109 °F) GPU Diode (DispIO) 46 °C (115 °F) GPU Diode (MemIO) 46 °C (115 °F) GPU Diode (Shader) 48 °C (118 °F) Voltage Values CPU Core 1.25 V +3...
by Jakey The Avatar
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Video killed the ... overclock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Video killed the ... overclock?

Bought myself one a them shiny new ATI cards. One 'o the 5770's, seein as the 5800's are all sold out. Anyway, I stick the ruttin thing in there, and now all of a sudden I can't seem to overclock my goram cpu anymore. I had my e8400 running at a sweet 4.2 GHz, but since I added the new vid card, if ...
by Jakey The Avatar
Fri May 01, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: bad USB dongle causes shutdown?
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Re: bad USB dongle causes shutdown?

Indeed, I forgot to mention it in the original post, but I did try the dongle (yes that is a fun word) in different USB ports. Specifically I tried both sets on the motherboard panel (on the back) and both sets on the front of the case. The result was consistent throughout, immediate loss of power. ...
by Jakey The Avatar
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: bad USB dongle causes shutdown?
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

bad USB dongle causes shutdown?

This evening I sat down to relax, intent on watching a bit of Monty Python's Flying Circus, when suddenly my HTPC decided it was time to power off. At first I thought perhaps Vista had downloaded something which required it to restart, and the unit simply failed to restart. Not a problem I'll just g...
by Jakey The Avatar
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Post Your HTPC
Replies: 38
Views: 25543

Re: Post Your HTPC

1. I don't have access to a camera at the moment... there are some pics in my build thread here ... 2. Athlon 64 X2 4600 Asus M3A78-EM Asus DVD-RW drive 2GB OCZ RAM 250 GB HD Saphire Radeon HD 4550 IN WIN Slim MicroATX Rosewill RNX-N1 - USB Wireless 3. Plays media from the network and DVDs. 4. LTS R...
by Jakey The Avatar
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Online school
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Online school

Anyone know of a good one that is legit Any accredited college is legit. http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Index.aspx will tell you if a University is accredited. and cheaper than $350 per credit? That's is roughly what I "pay" at the University of Phoenix. I find it insanely overpriced for no campus...
by Jakey The Avatar
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Anyone know of good earbuds?
Replies: 15
Views: 2230

Re: Anyone know of good earbuds?

+1 for the Sennheiser CX300

I just got a pair this week to go with my new SanDisk Sansa Clip.
I'm very happy with both.
by Jakey The Avatar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless USB WEP Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Wireless USB WEP Issue

I was just thinking it would really help if you had another wireless device to determine if it was the router or the computer...

So... I agree, it's likely either the software or the adapter :)
by Jakey The Avatar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless USB WEP Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Wireless USB WEP Issue

Wireless networks are just not my forte I could swear that said Wireless laptop... I think, maybe I need more sleep and less video games. The 11 CH listed in the specs is nothing to worry about. That simply means it is compatible with all 11 channels used here in the United States. The FCC (or equi...
by Jakey The Avatar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless USB WEP Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Wireless USB WEP Issue

First, don't use WEP if you can avoid it. It is NOT secure. Anyone who has read the "How-to" can crack a WEP encryption in about 5 minutes. WEP offers roughly the same security as putting a brown paper bag on your router. The only people that WEP will keep out of your network are cheapskate neighbor...
by Jakey The Avatar
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Jim Cramer Gets Owned by Jon Stewart
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Jim Cramer Gets Owned by Jon Stewart

Yeah it was the night before last.

Check out http://www.thedailyshow.com if you want to see the interview.
They have the full thing uncut posted there.
by Jakey The Avatar
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Computer to TV display, S-video problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: Computer to TV display, S-video problem

Sounds like a ground loop. I experienced a similar problem recently which was creating a really irritating humming noise. From Wikipedia's entry on ground loops In video, ground loops can be seen as hum bars (bands of slightly different brightness) scrolling vertically up the screen. These are frequ...
by Jakey The Avatar
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: What OS is best for Intel I7 to have 6GB
Replies: 13
Views: 8106

Re: What OS is best for Intel I7 to have 6GB

You like having to click 5 times to do anything?!? It doesn't bother me. But, what I do like is knowing which programs require admin privileges to function properly and which don't. Probably because I am a control freak. I like knowing exactly what every program is doing, how it is doing it, and wh...