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by Cannyone
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: keyboard cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: keyboard cleaning

There was one instance where I basically took a keyboard completely apart. Soaked the plastic parts. Cleaned them off with a towel and let them dry overnight. And put it all back together again successfully. Of course I was a stark raving lunatic long before I ever considered doing this... Oh and I ...
by Cannyone
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DX10 on XP PCUSER
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

Re: DX10 on XP PCUSER

I often thought that MS should apply DX10 to XP considering what a failure Vista has been. :mrgreen: Actually, after having tried DX10 "on Vista" for 9 months, I didn't find much about it that I'll miss. For example: Hellgate London has a DX10 executable which enabled "motion blur" and something el...
by Cannyone
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Does Size Matter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Does Size Matter?

Well, I know this isn't the answer you want to hear, but you may need to get into BIOS (stands for Basic Input/Output System and is encoded into a chip on your motherboard). Once there you need to figure out which page has the drive information (though it may start up to that page - depending on the...
by Cannyone
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Microsoft Releases Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

Re: Microsoft Releases Windows Vista Service Pack 1

I was waiting very patiently for SP1 to be released. And it was really bothering me to continue to use Vista, when it was so messed up (and I'm putting it kindly). Then the 4th of February arrives and Microsoft decides that they can't release it. Which hit me like a slap in the face...! It was the p...
by Cannyone
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs
Replies: 27
Views: 14924

Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

If "money wasn't of ANY concern..." I'd want one of these. Now I'm not sure what I'd do with it, except maybe some "folding". :) But then again, maybe for that I'd be better off with 10 PS3s. :P
by Cannyone
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 86133

Re: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors (v1.4)

Very Impressive Guide! Almost makes me want to go back to my P5B-Plus... nah! That doesn't make sense! I'm not trying to play Crysis, and all the other current crop of games work fine. :)
by Cannyone
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Changing Themes in Vista
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: Changing Themes in Vista

I would think that some of this info must be kept in the *.msstyles.mui file for that theme. But I don't know how to edit it. I'm just sure that if you did change it you'd have to patch uxtheme.dll. Though I guess you could use something like >> VistaGlazz . I'll be more interested in some of these ...
by Cannyone
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Benchmark Screenshots
Replies: 34
Views: 11159

Re: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Benchmark Screenshots

I'll leave the use of this software to the review sites. Simply put, I don't enjoy watching a pretty "slide show". If this suite contained software that would help me "optimize" the gaming performance of my system, then it would make more sense to purchase it. Then again it's hard to make a "silk p...
by Cannyone
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Am Trying the GPU client for a while...
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Am Trying the GPU client for a while...

I decided to pull that system apart and install the Koolance kit on that X1900 again. Then I can bump the core clock back up to 725MHz and it should fold much better.
by Cannyone
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Benchmark Screenshots
Replies: 34
Views: 11159

Re: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Benchmark Screenshots

I'll leave the use of this software to the review sites. Simply put, I don't enjoy watching a pretty "slide show". If this suite contained software that would help me "optimize" the gaming performance of my system, then it would make more sense to purchase it. Then again it's hard to make a "silk pu...
by Cannyone
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Official [email protected] GPU Work Unit Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 28853

Re: Official [email protected] GPU Work Unit Thread

[02:59:55] *------------------------------* [02:59:55] [email protected] GPU Core - Beta [02:59:55] Version 0.10 (Mon Oct 30 12:32:17 PST 2006) [02:59:55] [02:59:55] Compiler : Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 13.10.3077 for 80x86 [02:59:55] Build host: CYGWIN_NT-5.1 vishal-gpu 1.5...
by Cannyone
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: 360 into LCD
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: 360 into LCD

...my big problem will be waiting for the $ to get this darn cord! I hear you. I had to wait to get quick computer job so I could afford it. My situation is, um "different", and I can't really take a regular job these days. So I have plenty of time now to play Xbox games and surf the web, just I do...
by Cannyone
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Am Trying the GPU client for a while...
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Am Trying the GPU client for a while...

I don't have one WU done just yet... I checked the box to pull "large work units" and proceeded to pull a monster. It's about 2500000001 stages! :P So a couple more hours and it should finish. I know before that I never got a WU this size. And it estimated (last night) that this Unit would take slig...
by Cannyone
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: PC Vs. Console
Replies: 17
Views: 5927

Re: PC Vs. Console

Forgive me if this seems like I'm beating a "dead horse" here (by reviving this thread). But when this discussion was taking place I only had a PC and therefor was unqualified to participate. Since then I got an Xbox 360, in October. And I'm favorably impressed. As many here have opined, I still hav...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: 360 into LCD
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: 360 into LCD

yeah I'll try to help. I'm running my Xbox 360 with a VGA cable, and it is connected to an NEC 20WMGX² display. So that display is a 16:10 aspect ratio, with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Also of note is the fact that this display has component, and composite inputs. It even has a built in TV tu...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Am Trying the GPU client for a while...
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Am Trying the GPU client for a while...

Hi all. I downloaded and installed the GPU client on one of my computers. It's video card is an X1900. That system sits out in the living room and primarily helps me keep a running tally of the family's finances. My mother is elderly and my sister is in the middle of treatment for Cancer, so I've be...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Official [email protected] GPU Work Unit Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 28853

Re: Official [email protected] GPU Work Unit Thread

Um, my general purpose computer has an X1900XT and I'd like to try using that to fold. Do I need to download a special version of the client? or will one of the regular clients work? Please Advise! (Thanks in advance!) :) Edit: I apologize profusely!! I should have just gone and looked before asking...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: January Forum Drawing - ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card!
Replies: 313
Views: 86697

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

Count me in please! Due to circumstances beyond my control... I'd never be able to afford one on my own now. :oops: I've been telling my best friend he needs to get one of these for a new build he's piecing together. So even though the last card I bought was an NVidia. I still recognize that ATI chi...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card
Replies: 10
Views: 4581

Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Generally speaking, I've avoided Crossfire and SLi solutions in the past. Something about only being able to get a 40-60% increase in performance, when I almost never have the spendable cash for 2 of any card. Makes it untenable, if not unattractive, to even consider multi-GPU. The HD 3870 X2 howeve...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Xbox 360 controller for Win XPSp1 and Vista?
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: Xbox 360 controller for Win XPSp1 and Vista?

Last fall a friend of mine bought me an Xbox 360. And while I do enjoy many of the RPGs and such, I am still adjusting to using the controller in FPS type games. In fact my friend wanted me to buy CoD4 for the Xbox 360 but I really want it for the PC instead. Don't get me wrong! I am getting used to...