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by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

Re: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?

Um actually Vista does have a kernel that is very different from that of XP. That's why it takes more resources and so many of the programs had to be "adjusted" to work with it properly. My biggest complaint is from things like trying to copy a large set of files from one hard disk to another. Vista...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: 64bit ... 32 bit ... vista/xp, mind exploding!
Replies: 14
Views: 5100

Re: 64bit ... 32 bit ... vista/xp, mind exploding!

I use Vista 32 bit and have 4 gb of ram, although Vista does not recognize, drops down to 3gb. I still don't understand the difference and what works with the 64 bit version. Does anyone know if MS will issue an update to the 32 bit that will allow for more ram? To answer your question: No, Microso...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Best OS for Gaming
Replies: 26
Views: 25444

Re: Best OS for Gaming

I currently have the x86 version of Vista installed on my "game box", and XP MCE installed on my general purpose machine. Now the only game I've tried that had both DX9 and DX10 capabilities is Hellgate: London. In that case, I just have to say that DX10 isn't all that great. The extra features it e...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Minimum Assassin's Creed Specs Surpass Crysis
Replies: 26
Views: 7356

Re: Minimum Assassin's Creed Specs Surpass Crysis

Thing is, people will find out it is cheaper to buy a game console rather than keeping on shelling out hundreds of dollars at least once a year to keep the video up to date. I never liked consoles till I realised that every game made for a console will ALWAYS work with that console. No upgrading of...
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: are u divx enabled.
Replies: 20
Views: 5760

Re: are u divx enabled.

I believe my DVD ROM drives are both DivX enabled. But since Vista is not DivX friendly... (*deep sigh) The more I think about it the more motivated I become to acquire one of the few remaining copies of XP.
by Cannyone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Futuremark Announces the Futuremark Games Studio
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Re: Futuremark Announces the Futuremark Games Studio

...This includes games and their engines that deliver stellar performance even on modest platforms... Hmmm, that will be interesting to see. I normally think of Futuremark products as being stuffed with leading edge effects but not being very highly optimized, much like Crysis turned out to be. Wha...
by Cannyone
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Leaving a comp on 24/7?
Replies: 19
Views: 4015

Re: Leaving a comp on 24/7?

In the past I used to leave my computers on 24/7, or close to it. The cost of the electricity wasn't a factor, and I believed this would be less stressful on the components. In fact this might be true, but I don't keep most components (or systems for that matter) more than maybe 2.5-3 years. The one...
by Cannyone
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: [RANT] Ron Paul, Politics and Seriously WTF?
Replies: 17
Views: 3910

Re: [RANT] Ron Paul, Politics and Seriously WTF?

I'll admit I have a minuscule attraction to Ron Paul's rhetoric. Specifically I appreciate the idea of denegrating the media for their bias, which we all have but they categorically deny. Then again I grew up "in the middle of nowhere", or the "back-side of beyond", and I habitually think for myself...
by Cannyone
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 (R680) Pictured in CrossFire
Replies: 44
Views: 16121

Re: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 (R680) Pictured in CrossFire

So this is ATI's new high end card? :-k This reminds me of the brute force approach that 3Dfx tried right before they tanked. Yeah, I know, Nvidia tried it as well. It caused problems with heat, and drivers, and was generally a big mess. So why is it when ATI does this everyone heralds it like "the ...
by Cannyone
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Is AMD Really a Sinking Ship? AMD Phenom Is Around The Bend
Replies: 24
Views: 7229

Re: Is AMD Really a Sinking Ship? AMD Phenom Is Around The Bend

*After a release of the GPGPU today I just had to make further comments. As I see it, the biggest problem for AMD at the moment is the debt they incurred by acquiring ATI. So to survive they have to start making a profit. And as Duke3d87 points out ... there is some pretty stiff competition. This ap...
by Cannyone
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Is AMD Really a Sinking Ship? AMD Phenom Is Around The Bend
Replies: 24
Views: 7229

Re: Is AMD Really a Sinking Ship? AMD Phenom Is Around The Bend

There is one small issue with the article that should be corrected: Just this week AMD's master distributor, ISA Hardware leaked out Phenom pricing and has shows the preliminary prices as $247, $278 and $288 respectively for the processor in a box versions of the the 2.2GHz 9500, 2.3Ghz 9600 and 2.4...
by Cannyone
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card Preview
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Re: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card Preview

If I had the ~$560 for two of these I'd buy em! =P~ See I just got a new X38 Chipset board, and have twin SyncMaster 226BW displays. This is about perfect for running 1680x1050. My current 8800GTS would be fine if I had just one display, and I was thinking about buying a second card to run the secon...
by Cannyone
Sun May 20, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel's Price Reduction on July 22
Replies: 36
Views: 15308

Having just bought a Q6600 recently, I was faced with the knowledge that this "price drop" was coming... So I'm waiting till after it hits to get my second one! :P In the mean time, prices on DDR2 seem to be really LOW! :shock: So maybe now I should get some higher quality Mushkin RAM? Oh and a new ...
by Cannyone
Sun May 20, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: DirectX 10 Benchmarking - Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Replies: 31
Views: 13182

I was trying to be "loyal" to ATI, so I waited to get a new video card. Now I will say that I'm impressed with ATI's technology, just not with their execution of it (as in a HOT, Power HUNGRY, mess with BAD Drivers...). Hopefully, the R650 will be able to compete. The catch here is that "hardware te...
by Cannyone
Sun May 13, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: HD2900XT on sale now
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

I may get one of these by the end of next month, just for my secondary system. (After the price drops a bit more.) But for my primary I'll still get a reasonably priced 8800GTX. Oh and to Nvidia, for the 8800 Ultra :finga: (what a bunch of MORONS!!) It's a shame that some of these Harvard MBAs could...
by Cannyone
Tue May 01, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: What DirectX 10 Will Look Like At First
Replies: 12
Views: 5573

Well this is the game that I'm installing Vista for and buying a DX10 card for... :) I won't really "upgrade" both my systems. But I'm the the process of building a whole new system. I may sell most of the parts out of one system to bankroll the graphics card purchase. :| The parts that are schedule...
by Cannyone
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Quad FX and NVIDIA's Four Card Quad-SLI - Will it Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 4513

I tend to suspect that, even though Asus built that board with 4 PCI-e slots, they didn't intend for the board to support 4 top of the line graphics cards. Now I am not familiar with recent Nvidia boards. But my Asus A8R32-MVP does allow me to configure my X16 slots for use with various types of PCI...
by Cannyone
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Interesting "Tool" from a site I'd not heard of pr
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

just remember this is an estimate and not exact, it over calculates high Ok, that's good to know. In the future I might indeed try to use a second video card in one of my systems. But that's only if ATI actually finishes their work on using they GPUs for general purpose computing / physics processi...
by Cannyone
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Am I an EVIL person?
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Oh now those are some good suggestions!! I especially like Kerii 's idea - just that the manager doesn't live in the complex. Animal Control has in fact come in and removed most of the cats. To be precise, just as Topher predicted, the Animal Control officer confirmed that they would all be euthaniz...
by Cannyone
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI R600 Specs Revealed
Replies: 10
Views: 6416

dicecca112 wrote:its not power I'm worried about its the heat.
I think I'd liquid cool it... That way I don't worry about how noisy the fan is, or isn't, and I have to hear the radiator fans anyways. :P