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by stev
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: <3 Western Digital!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: <3 Western Digital!!!

Just had a WD 160Gb die on me this weekend. :( Too bad it wasn't still under warranty. The Dell GX-280 will have to wait for a donor from someplace. Glad to hear of your success with WD. =D> I was once a fanboy of WD since 1985 until 2003. From that last point in time, my WDs were dying all too ofte...
by stev
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Earth Hour
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Re: Earth Hour

I charged my cell phone. :)

Sat in the dark taking a nap.

That was very productive.
by stev
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Austin Airport has USB 2.0 Ports!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Austin Airport has USB 2.0 Ports!!

Nashville Airport has them too. What I do like is the docking station bar at the SouthWest terminals in Charlotte. It's like a juice bar, but laptops, cell phones and other devices can dock, be used or charged. The bar stools are comfy too. The next time I'm through there, I'll try to remember to sn...
by stev
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3948

Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

That's one strange segment of highway to keep clean. If the GM plant were to go on strike and picket the facility, that highway afterward will need some heavy duty cleaning. :shock: I've seen how the road ways get during a picketing. Styrofoam cups, donut boxes, pop cans, and newspapers litter the a...
by stev
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: watercooling prep
Replies: 27
Views: 3931

Re: watercooling prep

If there is no immediate solution, you could always go to the hardware store and grab some SS stand-offs or order them through McMaster-Carr or Grainger. It's always good to have a set of digital calipers for measuring things in millimeters. :) I've been a DIY WCing guy for years; Putting kits and h...
by stev
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Suspends $50 Gift Cards?
Replies: 16
Views: 4961

Re: Newegg Suspends $50 Gift Cards?

typically I have one debit card tied to a checking account I use exclusively for online purchases. When I am ready to buy I transfer funds to cover the purchase. Exactly! And what's more important is that the card is from another bank or service that has no ties to your main banking accounts what s...
by stev
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg shipping change?
Replies: 30
Views: 6533

Re: Newegg shipping change?

Never had a damaged package shipped from the Egg before, but for some reason, the Egg has never beat 5-days getting stuff out to me. They have always been the slow ones over the years. Directron has been quicker.
by stev
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: how many cores to fold on
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: how many cores to fold on

Here I thought it was an NVidia Tesla folding by McFolden. McFolden averages 259,202 points/24hrs. "...Nvidia founded Team “Whoopass”, which consists only of several computers that are running the [email protected] GPU client. Even with just 4-5 test machines, the team quickly moved into the top 5% of al...
by stev
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: Cable Management?
Replies: 16
Views: 18501

Re: Cable Management?

Just saw this posted on a newswire today.

The clip says that this is a LEADING provider of telecommunications! That's just shocking! :shock:

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by stev
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom II Breaks Another Overclocking World Record
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: AMD Phenom II Breaks Another Overclocking World Record

Nate, that's a great find for the video. After it played, the list showed another video on how they set everything up. VERY COOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0JodKgZ0A

* clueless on how to embed the video here.
by stev
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Phenom II X3 710 ---> 4 Cores
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Phenom II X3 710 ---> 4 Cores

Not sure what part of the articles I liked best? The part to unlock an X3 to an X4 or the comments translated below the article. :lol: If the unlocking provides a stable X4 that works with less thermal heat build up, then it may be nice to try. Not full sure if AMD turned off one core due to heat co...
by stev
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: how to get rid of aim junk pest?
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: how to get rid of aim junk pest?

What a pain AIM is. I agree, remove the AOL bloatware.
by stev
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Construction signs warn of zombies
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: Construction signs warn of zombies

The way it was hacked did not put the workers in danger.

Actually, if I saw it on a morning commute it would have stirred me up more to pay attention to the workers safety.

Still a good chuckle or a wide smile grin if it happened in my area.
by stev
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February 2009 Forum Drawing - OCZ Throttle 32GB eSATA Drive
Replies: 115
Views: 58064

Re: February 2009 Forum Drawing - OCZ Throttle 32GB eSATA Drive

I am in also. thanks to them for impressing us on a new product =D> . I use USB drives to boot, scan for viruses, load windows, and more. I have a few to be able to accomplish this. This drive would put all in one for me. Thanks again. :supz: Great to see you on here P71. It's been awhile since we ...
by stev
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: How did you hear about LR?
Replies: 10
Views: 3099

Re: How did you hear about LR?

Years back, a good review site called SystemCooling went down for good. Bio-Hazard and EVA2000 pointed me to join LR thereafter. I've been here since.

:mrgreen:
by stev
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD Bundle deals on Newegg
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

Re: AMD Bundle deals on Newegg

Gomeler wrote:Jesus Christ, they are practically giving the Phenom 9850 away for free.

Wow! Jesus is giving away free Phenom 9850s! News at 5pm. O:)

Now, how to make the contact up stairs. [-o<
by stev
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: PC makes hissing sound under load...
Replies: 18
Views: 6521

Re: PC makes hissing sound under load...

My MSI LGA-775 board died at the end of last year. The caps were hissing for a few months while under load doing [email protected] for weeks on end. While away, my son mentioned that the hissing stopped suddenly one night and in moments he heard a big pop. Next, a burning electrical smell filled the room. My son ...
by stev
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: A cardboard case for greener computer building
Replies: 17
Views: 3673

Re: A cardboard case for greener computer building

I don't think cardboard would be sturdy enough to hold my motherboard up with the weight of a TRUE 120 on it. Not to mention the risk of fire... 4870s run pretty hot... Unless your case temp is kicking over 400 deg I think you'll be just fine. Otherwise pizzas would cause their boxes to burst into ...
by stev
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February 2009 Forum Drawing - OCZ Throttle 32GB eSATA Drive
Replies: 115
Views: 58064

Re: February 2009 Forum Drawing - OCZ Throttle 32GB eSATA Drive

I'm in!

And will there be a drawing on who wins the LR hat too? :)