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by TK421
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: L2 Cache - How does it affect performance?
Replies: 3
Views: 5805

L2 Cache - How does it affect performance?

I'm building my first laptop and opted to purchase the Intel Pentium M 1.50Ghz processor. Here are the specs below for the processor: BXM80535GC1500E 1.50Ghz 1MB L2 cache 400Mhz FSB 0.13 micron I'm wonder what the performance would differ noticeably from the following similar processor: Intel Pentiu...
by TK421
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: March 15th Forum Contest: Epox 8NPA SLI Motherboard
Replies: 165
Views: 58263

Please enter my name.... 3x... no, wait... 10 times. Is it too late to ask for 100 entries? Alright, just send me the board! :) Thanks Apop for doing all this! As Antonik said in last month's contest, this forum is very rewarding, not only because of the prizes, but the information and members as we...
by TK421
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Video Game Sales Down Five Months Straight
Replies: 23
Views: 4846

I blame WoW. Since I have played it, I havn't purchased another game. My next new game is going to be Oblivion, and thats only because I love those games. I second that, but I must admit that the following also play an important role: 99% of launch titles for the 360 were just CRAP Sony's PSP has y...
by TK421
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February Forum Contest: 2GB Mushkin DDR PC-3200 Memory
Replies: 208
Views: 66172

Yippeeee!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you Legit Revies and Mushkin! I'll let you know how my system runs once I receive them! Nate, you're the MAN! Benchmarks will follow!

...sorry, just practicing my speech.

Drawing is tomorrow! Good Luck to me.... err everyone!
by TK421
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Gaming is AMD or intel the best . Look inside to see
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

What this article offers as far as news is not anything new to me. That's why I'm still sitting pretty at an AMD 2200+ processor. If it weren't for the switch from AGP to PCI Express, I'd just toss in a new 7800 GTX in my system and be good to go. Because my Geforce 4 TI 4200 128mb card is AGP, I'm ...
by TK421
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February Forum Contest: 2GB Mushkin DDR PC-3200 Memory
Replies: 208
Views: 66172

I just decided to upgrade my PC and this could save me a couple hundred if I win. For those of you interested, here are the changes I plan on making: Current System: Case: Antec 300w mid-tower beige Motherboard: ASUS A7M266 CPU: AMD 2200+ Heatsink: Zalman Super Quiet RAM: 1GB (512MB PNY, 512 no-name...
by TK421
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February Forum Contest: 2GB Mushkin DDR PC-3200 Memory
Replies: 208
Views: 66172

Test, test.... is this thing on?
by TK421
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cordless gaming mouse
Replies: 31
Views: 5643

Best to have a mouse pad with a pattern. Not true. With laser mice, I've used it on a glass table and it still tracked well enough to navigate in games and in Windows. A true gamer would never do that, but black, white, reflective, cloth,... doesn't matter with laser. It reads 20x more accurate tha...
by TK421
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cordless gaming mouse
Replies: 31
Views: 5643

I just got a Logitech G7 and it's THE ONLY wireless gaming mouse. I have yet to see the 2.4ghz wireless connection display even the slightest bit of latency or wakeup symptoms. It glides so nice on a hard mousepad and can be used on nearly any surface. The on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment works gre...
by TK421
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Computer, Your Thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 6238

$3259.68! (Before shipping?) WOW! That's a hefty price tag. I do commend you on not cutting any corners though. Nice rig for the spender! (I'm too cheap)

I too, am impressed by the monitors you've used. I'll have to look into them for my personal machines.

Enjoy!
by TK421
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: I finally gave in and ordered a Dell 9300
Replies: 21
Views: 6812

The graphics card is a little on the weak side, but only if you are looking to play the latest and greatest games. If you are not big into the gaming scene, then it will do just fine. All pre-assembled notebooks are designed for that, that's why I can't even consider buying one from companies such ...
by TK421
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Best AGP Video Card?
Replies: 52
Views: 9594

Personally, I'm recommending the 6800GS AGP to all my friends and family for upgrades. The articles I've read concerning its performance seem to be very comparable, if not more powerful, than the 6800GT AGP. The PCI-Express version of the card however, continually out-performs they 6800GT by up to 8...
by TK421
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: December Forum Contest: ECS Motherboard & Intel CPU
Replies: 237
Views: 73218

Uh oh, now I'm excited and have that nervousness in my stomach! Hope it will go away tomorrow on a good note! Thanks Apoptosis!

Good luck everyone! <fingers crossed>
by TK421
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Selling laptop on eBay, any suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 9399

Okay, so I'm a fairly new eBay user, how do you keep users with low feedback or none at all from bidding on your item? I've had no luck and searched high and low to find out how to limit them. Do you need to have 'x' number of feedback to do that?
by TK421
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Hope you have some cash for this one...
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

You notice that that thing has its very own power supply? Oh yeah, 5th pic in! That's a MONSTER card!
by TK421
Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: December Forum Contest: ECS Motherboard & Intel CPU
Replies: 237
Views: 73218

The contest is ending soon. Do you announce the winners here or will they contact us directly?
by TK421
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Selling laptop on eBay, any suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 9399

From experience, I've tried selling 2 laptops on eBay in the last 3 months and the only bids and responses I get are from Phishers or Scammers. They all want you to send the item to Nigeria or Asia or ask to pay you via an unreliable source. I've had NOT 1 legitimate question or bidder on eBay for m...
by TK421
Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Gaming Notebook Design Thoughts: GPU/Screen/Capability
Replies: 17
Views: 4028

With heat though, you should see little to no problems at start up and see the problem significantly increase in symptoms. From the sound of it, you don't seem to fit that scenario. Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm out of suggestions unless you'd like to reformat. I'm not too familiar with what a CPU an...
by TK421
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Gaming Notebook Design Thoughts: GPU/Screen/Capability
Replies: 17
Views: 4028

If you had read what I wrote en toto, you'd know that I look at it in much the same way. Not worth the risk of damaging an expensive component to save a degree or two, but only a 'court of last resort' issue if I was having thermal troubles. Yes, I read what you had posted, I was just agreeing with...
by TK421
Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Upgrading from AMD 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

plus it is the FSB differance that will help. 64bit doesnt really have a FSB like the old athlons do. they use the clock speed sort of to carry the data. so it will be like going from a 333mhzfsb to a 1000mhzfsb in a way. On that note, be sure your RAM is compatible to match it's FSB to avoid bottl...