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by Sparky
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I think I got a ticket from a camera at a intersection
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: I think I got a ticket from a camera at a intersection

Short of going to the courthouse window to see if you have a ticket to pay, there may not be much to do but wait.
On the bright side, perhaps your city is one of those reviewing the camera's legality and effectiveness and putting the tickets on hold
or canceling them.
by Sparky
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I think I got a ticket from a camera at a intersection
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: I think I got a ticket from a camera at a intersection

Fight it. I think up Los Angeles they just removed all red light cameras....might want to research that angle and see what you can come up with.
by Sparky
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Laptop Power
Replies: 9
Views: 5386

Re: Laptop Power

Add up the sum of each one and you'll have the answer. Or if you only plan to run one at a time, pick the highest wattage and again, allow a little head room. I think my Dell laptop pulls around 100w @ 120v
by Sparky
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Laptop Power
Replies: 9
Views: 5386

Re: Laptop Power

Sounds like what you propose will work, just be sure the adapter you choose supports the highest wattage of your devices plus a little head room just in case.
by Sparky
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Laptop Power
Replies: 9
Views: 5386

Re: Laptop Power

Is the cord you use now two prong or three? If it's two prong, don't sweat it. To clarify, your nameplate on your laptop only says 120v? If that's the case then you will require a power adapter as well as a plug adapter. I don't know anything about the quality of these but they were the first few I ...
by Sparky
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Laptop Power
Replies: 9
Views: 5386

Re: Laptop Power

Have you checked the input voltage requirements on the laptop? Should be a tag on the bottom somewhere. If it accepts 120/240 all you may need is an adapter for the plug itself. Looks like Chile uses type C & L plugs. Try Newegg or Amazon http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEP...
by Sparky
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Laptop Power
Replies: 9
Views: 5386

Re: Laptop Power

Try this link http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm

Looks like Chile is 220v 50 Hz
by Sparky
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

Re: Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

I've disabled mine in BIOS and uninstalled the drivers...too buggy.
by Sparky
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Looking For Someone To Adopt A Kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Re: Looking For Someone To Adopt A Kitten

Wish I could help but I'm too far away....we've got two from the local shelter now that were abandoned in a dog carrier years ago. Shelter pets seem to make the best, loving pets. Good karma is sure to come your way for this one.
by Sparky
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 8 Video and a Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 7592

Re: Windows 8 Video and a Rant

Not impressed, looks like an i-phone or table OS to me. I don't really want a touch screen for my home PC...smudgy fingerprints on the screen?? Besides, my monitor sits on the back of my desk and the older I get the further I have to sit from it to see it! So it would be tough to reach to interact w...
by Sparky
Sun May 15, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: PCMark 7 Scores
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: PCMark 7 Scores

Yes, latest drivers..just installed them yesterday....I too was a bit disappointed in the scores. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with having speed step enabled? EDIT: Just ran it again and got a 4196 with slight OC on video card....still not what I would expect. 2nd Edit: No difference with ...
by Sparky
Sun May 15, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: PCMark 7 Scores
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: PCMark 7 Scores

First try all default settings. 4182 PCMarks
by Sparky
Sat May 14, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Mike Rowe has hit the nail on the head...today's kids entering the job market don't want to do this kind of stuff. It's too bad, our country needs people like that to keep us growing instead of sitting around and waiting for somebody to off you a CEO or CFO position...it ain't gonna happen!
by Sparky
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Would you pay $6.99 for an EVGA case badge?
Replies: 7
Views: 2912

Re: Would you pay $6.99 for an EVGA case badge?

novicegamer wrote:A sharpie only costs .89c if its that important you could draw one on #-o
LMAO.....Good one!
by Sparky
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth BIOS 1006
Replies: 0
Views: 1547

Asus X58 Sabertooth BIOS 1006

Asus just updated the BIOS again for the X58 Sabertooth. Updated mine with no issues.

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?S ... 8&p=1&s=29

Sabertooth X58 1006 BIOS
1. Update Intel Raid Option ROM
2. Fix USB3.0 Overcurrent check may fail
by Sparky
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth BIOS Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2026

Asus X58 Sabertooth BIOS Update

New BIOS v0902 "Improve USB Compatibility". Flashed mine, no issues. Funny thing, upon rebooting in to Widows saw updates for drivers for my SATA & IDE connections. My XMP ram profiles seems to be working fine. When I had v0602 it wouldn't take the XMP settings with my memory. http://support.asus.co...
by Sparky
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Best CPU upgrade for Intel D975XBX2
Replies: 5
Views: 4013

Re: Best CPU upgrade for Intel D975XBX2

Your best buy would be either a Q6600 or Q6700 but I had a hard time finding them at a fair price on line. Looks like retailers who have them are charging a premiun since they are discontinued.
by Sparky
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: MS Security Essentials?
Replies: 13
Views: 2540

Re: MS Security Essentials?

I've been using it on my daughter's netbook and one of my spare's for a while now. It's good but slow scans.
by Sparky
Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Chrome - any problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Chrome - any problems?

10.0.648.201 here....just updated when I logged on.
by Sparky
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Chrome - any problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Chrome - any problems?

I'm using Chrome here and the pages load fine for me.