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by Kougar
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 Thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Re: Windows 7 Thoughts?

You can still dock gadgets on the side of your screen as if the sidebar still existed. It was either Paul Thurrott or Ars Technica had a good trick on doing this in just a few clicks. I liked the idea of gadgets, but after seeing how badly the ones I was using were written (they stopped working, sto...
by Kougar
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A top-four motherboard maker will drop out of the market
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Re: A top-four motherboard maker will drop out of the market

foxconn wont disapear anytime soon, your boards may not have a foxcon brand name but i can guarentee you every one here has a board with at least 1 foxcon OEM component on it :mrgreen: Of course, even ASUS and Gigabyte use Foxconn parts in their flagship boards! Every single LGA775 socket cover see...
by Kougar
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 Sticky
Replies: 37
Views: 32882

Re: Windows 7 Sticky

Glad you found the source of the issue! I spoke to soon about having fixed the [email protected] SMP client issues though. I spent awhile poking around the [email protected] forums but didn't ever find the solution or anyone reporting issues either. At first the SMP client was working like normal, got up to ~6% before I reboot...
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A top-four motherboard maker will drop out of the market
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Re: A top-four motherboard maker will drop out of the market

and where is ABIT now? When I started Legit Reviews back in 2002 they were the motherboard to have... Today they are gone. Enthusiast boards get a ton of PR, but guess what everyone posting rave reviews on forums like xtreme systems were provided a free sample. They may look like the 'hot' product ...
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: January 2009 Forum Drawing - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU HSF
Replies: 145
Views: 88711

Re: January 2009 Forum Drawing - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU HSF

Well, I don't have a Core i7 system yet, but I will be getting one at some point! So count me in... that's really some impressive performance. :drinkers:

It's nice to see Newegg FINALLY carrying something made by Noctua!
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Didnt Circuit City go bankrupt yet? - Yes, yes they did :p
Replies: 60
Views: 10267

Re: Didnt Circuit City go bankrupt yet?

However, there are jobs lost in the retail store chains for shopping on-line. If people did a balance of store shopping and on-line shopping, good deals can be had more often. That's why the late 1980's were popular in retail. That's always the problem when buying anything online. You send that X a...
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 Sticky
Replies: 37
Views: 32882

Re: Windows 7 Sticky

Update = WMP seems to be broken in some aspects. Have had problems playing MP3 files from a network location. I tried this out after seeing your post but couldn't find any problems and mp3 files played normally? What was it doing or not doing for you? Yes it does, there is a workaround at the [email protected] f...
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Re: FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!

Wow, I was using the really old 1.4.0 version. Current version is 1.6.5 which fixes crashing issues with the latest Catalyst drivers. The original URL only mentions 1.6.1, but http://www.geeks3d.com/?p=3200 is more current. The author mentioned 1.7.0 is soon to come bringing some new stuff. :) I jus...
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New SSD's coming out soon
Replies: 19
Views: 4138

Re: New SSD's coming out soon

Hmm, any idea on random write performance on these yet? I've seen one or two reviews of the Apex units but no thorough or explicit random write performance tests. The Vertex model has DRAM cache, correct? I at least know the Apex models have no cache... kind of strange that the slower model is named...
by Kougar
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: TigerDirect.com Drops EVGA Products From Its Retail Site
Replies: 28
Views: 6140

Re: TigerDirect.com Drops EVGA Products From Its Retail Site

Given TigerDirect's rather gray history and large percentage of negative customer experiences I don't shop with them. They never have the lowest price anyway though, so it's no loss. Probably just a stock issue and they didn't receive a date on when they could expect more in. It says it's a deactiva...
by Kougar
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Cooling Chips with Thermoelectrics
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Intel Cooling Chips with Thermoelectrics

TEC's still output just as much heat as they take away on the cold side. So it's not like you are magically getting rid of all the CPU heat in the rest of the case. Dan Doh. #-o Okay, just ignore me. I know how a TEC works so I don't know what I was thinking there... ](*,) Still, chilling parts of ...
by Kougar
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: New hard drive
Replies: 18
Views: 5731

Re: New hard drive

Yeah, that's a good bit of weight to be lugging around! After reading the rest of your post I guess this wouldn't exactly meet your needs either, but I was going to suggest if you need portability what about a NAS you can access when on the go? configured my NAS to be accessible from home or anywher...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Cooling Chips with Thermoelectrics
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Intel Cooling Chips with Thermoelectrics

Is intel starting to be thermal limited for clock speeds again or something? Dan It is more efficient to cool a 25mm^2 area than to cool the entire inside of a computer... something like this makes far more sense than IBM's approach of designing water channels through the die itself and pumping wat...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 7 Sticky
Replies: 37
Views: 32882

Re: Windows 7 Sticky

Microsoft released a work around for those users that run into MSI-based installer issues. For example Photoshop CS4 or ebay TurboLister would error during the installer package intialization. Solve a problem with Windows 7 beta An issue with the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) client...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Left 4 Dead Patch Makes Zombies Deadlier, Survivors Deader
Replies: 13
Views: 2600

Re: Left 4 Dead Patch Makes Zombies Deadlier, Survivors Deader

Yeah, that patch was badly needed, some very good balancing on both sides of the game were done. They also fixed a ton of exploits that were getting out of control and ruining the game. About the maps... TF2 only had five maps for months after it launched. But I agree, 2 versus maps has just gotten ...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista Ultimate 64 - Flash Drive Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: Vista Ultimate 64 - Flash Drive Issue

Heh, well that is Vista for you. It never did that with flash drives for me, but it has managed to corrupt other drivers and system files lord knows how.
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Overclocking Core i7: A Tale of Two Retail Processors…
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Overclocking Core i7: A Tale of Two Retail Processors…

Anand was saying there is a huge difference in memory controllers, not the actual core silicon, that is behind the widely varying results. But this was to be expected, several people wrote articles that they were concerned about IMC stability when packed in next to four hot CPU cores. He just spent ...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Digsby Window Flash
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Digsby Window Flash

I also switched from Pidgin to Digsby because of IM network compatbility problems, and not looked back. I can't understand how anyone would not wish to be able to install Digsby on a computer, type in an account, and have Digsby load itself just as if you were on your home desktop with all your pref...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: TigerDirect.com Drops EVGA Products From Its Retail Site
Replies: 28
Views: 6140

Re: TigerDirect.com Drops EVGA Products From Its Retail Site

Wow. Someone must have really done something if TigerDirect specifically programmed their search engine to return "xfx" for "evga". I want to hear the story on this one. :drinkers: On a similar note, anyone know why both tigerdirect and the egg stopped carrying the xfx gtx 295? Seems to be available...
by Kougar
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Problem with Intel P4
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Problem with Intel P4

hi everyone, I have a intel P4 3.20 Ghz processor with 512 MB RAM. Lately I am seeing that the computer is making a lot of sound and it heats up very rapidly leading to automatic shutdown. Can u tell me wats the prob and how to rectify it. Pls pour in ur suggestions. Thanks in advance. If it is mak...