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by pabrimmer
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: bottlenecking question
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Here's another bottlenecking question:

I just read that AGP 8x has a bandwidth of under 3 Gb per second, so I'm wondering what the point is of buying a card that has a significantly higher throughput than that.
by pabrimmer
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: World of Warcraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4813

It's been pretty good for a while now. When I first started in April, though, they were re-starting it all the time, and I never made it through one of the lowbie dungeons without it crashing. The server had a huge population, apparently it was full from almost day one. I joined, and stuck with it, ...
by pabrimmer
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS Z71V Geforce 6600 Go Overclocking Guide
Replies: 12
Views: 26245

Apoptosis wrote:The ASUS Z71A does not have the slot at all mainboard. Also they have 3 sizes of MXM cards, so a 6800 Go won't fit in the place of the 6600 Go.
But the Z71V does have the slot, correct? It's a an MXM II isn't it?
by pabrimmer
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: World of Warcraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4813

I've been playing since April and really like it. I'm on the Archimonde server. I think that soloing can get pretty repetitive (probably in any mmorpg, although this is my first, so who knows), but I play a priest, so I'm almost always grouped up. The healer role probably suits me best as far as my ...
by pabrimmer
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Any other chasis manufacturer other than Asus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

:)

Ah well, it's kind of a moot point for me anyway, since it appears that none of the 14" or 12.1" size models have the pci express slot. I really want to be able to upgrade the gpu eventually.
by pabrimmer
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Any other chasis manufacturer other than Asus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

infinitevalence wrote:Asus z63a, 5lbs 12.1 WS 1280x768 ultrabright LCD
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http://usa.asus.com/products2.aspx?l1=5&l2=61

ASUS lists the z63a as being a 14" widescreen. Is this correct? I might be able to live with that size.
by pabrimmer
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Any other chasis manufacturer other than Asus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

Honestly, I am really tempted to go for the 12.1" screen instead of the 15.4", because I know I'm going to be taking the new machine to class next year. For most of my gaming I could just hook it up to a monitor at home, but I'm just not sure if I could deal with the smaller screen for the occasions...
by pabrimmer
Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Any other chasis manufacturer other than Asus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

My requirements are pretty modest, but I do want a 15.4" WXGA+ screen and a PCI Express module so I can upgrade the video card as I like. My previous notebook , a Compaq, had a 1.7 Ghz Athlon XP-M and an nVidia GeForce Go 4 with only 32Mb of memory. It always handled all the work applications I need...
by pabrimmer
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: October Contest #1: Intel Pentium M 760 Processor
Replies: 293
Views: 91882

I'd like to enter! :)
by pabrimmer
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: optical drives for notebooks
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Thanks for the list, Apop! Google wasn't my friend on this one :( I couldn't find anything about it.
by pabrimmer
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS Z71V Noteboook Chassis For $539.59!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3472

Yeah, I was stunned by their generosity as well. :roll:
by pabrimmer
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS Z71V Noteboook Chassis For $539.59!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3472

Yeah, that's a great big bummer! :( I had raced off to place an order, hoping to be the one to write your article. So, after seeing your 2nd post, I called their customer service and got the order cancelled. They were only willing to come down $10 or so on their actual price for the Z71V due to the ...
by pabrimmer
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Honda debuts motorcycle airbag
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Amy wrote:I don't know much about motorcycles, but isn't the rider thrown off the bike usually anyway? I don't see an airbag on the ground...
Ooh, I know! They need to install airbags in the Rider! Gonna go get to work on this right now for the good of humanity.... :)
by pabrimmer
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: optical drives for notebooks
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

optical drives for notebooks

Are optical drives and drive bays on notebook chassis fairly standard? If they are not, how do you find out which drives will fit in your chassis? This question occurred to me while reading the How to Build a Sonoma Notebook article, where one of the components listed is the "Z71 chassis" DVD/CD RW+...
by pabrimmer
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Anyone Interested In Building a Notebook?
Replies: 25
Views: 11392

Count me in! I'm not sure if you're looking for a long-standing member or not; I just found this site a few days ago while googling for barebones notebooks. I would be very interested in doing this, if the opportunity is available to newcomers. I've got a decent amount of writing experience from sch...