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by CMcguire
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: PC Vs. Console
Replies: 17
Views: 6856

Re: PC Vs. Console

vicaphit wrote:I love one handed games for that same reason... Fuzion Frenzy for Xbox was a great party game because you didnt have to stop drinking to play
one handed games huh :shock: ....
by CMcguire
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: PC game release dates
Replies: 40
Views: 9321

Re: PC game release dates

I'd say the game i'm most interested at this point would be Warhammer Online.. but I am not sure what the intended release date for that is... the video blogs of Paul Barnet one of the guys working on it are great... i'll give a link when I'm at home as work blocks most things... http://www.warhamme...
by CMcguire
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 Overclocking - rookie getting started - needs help
Replies: 17
Views: 14682

Re: D975XBX2 Overclocking - rookie getting started - needs help

It shows all possible options available on intel boards not just XBX2 (i think something along those lines) but basically it may help you understand the options you do have...
by CMcguire
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 Overclocking - rookie getting started - needs help
Replies: 17
Views: 14682

Re: D975XBX2 Overclocking - rookie getting started - needs help

This is handy if you are wondering what some of the settings are refering to... personally i didn't think much of the XBX2 bios doesn't seem as straightforward as other bios settings i've seen

http://download.intel.com/support/mothe ... nu_v07.pdf
by CMcguire
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: heat suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: heat suggestions

Well first thing you should do is turn off your lava lamp [-X

personally i find if i am stressing my PC it gets pretty warm in my room.. generally i have a window open at all times.. other then that I'm not really sure what else you can do.. the heat has to go somewhere...
by CMcguire
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Firefox FTW :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3409

Re: Firefox FTW :)

What you would need to do then is tell them that there was an automatic update to windows and this is the way internet explorer looks now...
by CMcguire
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Introduces Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Intel Introduces Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800

Just out of interest do people overclock their laptops often?.. i would think that they get hot enough as if it and i would be far more dangerous then on a desktop as there is only so much cooling available...
by CMcguire
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cleaning Thermal Compounds
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Cleaning Thermal Compounds

I used ispropyl alcohol and cotton buds for cleaning the thermal paste on my cpu/heatsink
by CMcguire
Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Ultimate iPhone Review- Will it Blend?
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Ultimate iPhone Review- Will it Blend?

well the blender he is using is obviously not a normal one... seems a bit more powerful then that... the black smoke could be a result of the battery chemicals interaction.. but it is hard to tell at that point whether or not it is real
by CMcguire
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: BF 2 overheating issues
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

Re: BF 2 overheating issues

What are you measuring your temps with? It could be that whatever program you are using is not giving you an accurate read out of the temperatures you are getting in your case... if possible i would try running it with the case open to see if you still have the same problem... if you do its quite pr...
by CMcguire
Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cleaning a computer...
Replies: 17
Views: 4221

Cleaning a computer...

How do you guys clean the inside of your computers.. for like dust and such?
by CMcguire
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: PC game release dates
Replies: 40
Views: 9321

Re: PC game release dates

Duke Nukem Forever... release date.. sometime after hell freezes over....
by CMcguire
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July 20
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July 20

I hope they plan on sorting out the software licencing on vista.. there is a thing where you can not access control panel and other menus until you re-confirm you have a genuine version of windows.. its happend to me a couple of times now.. easy to sort out but none the less annoying...
by CMcguire
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: simplified overclocking..
Replies: 10
Views: 4728

Re: simplified overclocking..

I hope that it was the PCI e bus you put down to 101 and not the PCI bus #-o Dan well my options in the bios for bus overrides are PCI Express Burn-in mode Percentage (this has option of default or 101-109 going up by about 1 each step) this is what i set to 101.. Other then that there us only PCI ...
by CMcguire
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975Xbx2 - Lowering CPU Voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Re: D975Xbx2 - Lowering CPU Voltage

Depends on what is being used to measure the temps... i would suggest you try running the tests with core temp on i think that probably the most accurate of the temp programs..
by CMcguire
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: **Official** Futuremark 3dMark06 Results Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 41319

Re: **Official** Futuremark 3dMark06 Results Thread

Slight update on mine... after OCing my processor i'm getting
12187 overall

no doubt there is probably some tweaking i could do to memory timings to get better.... but i am such a noob with all this stuff...
by CMcguire
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: simplified overclocking..
Replies: 10
Views: 4728

Re: simplified overclocking..

well i've bumped up the fbs to 333 so 333x9 = 2.99ghz The lowest i could set the pci was like 101 point something... i have to take another look at it to see what i should really set it to.. have a feeling i could be limiting it in some way? *Anyone know what it ought to be with http://www2.bfgtech....
by CMcguire
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: simplified overclocking..
Replies: 10
Views: 4728

Re: simplified overclocking..

He's refering to the monthly contests.. not overclocking stuff btw is it true you can end up frying your video card when you bump up the fbs? And with my corsair 8500 ram would i need to bump the speed on that down at all? I would think that it should be stable for any fbs changes i would be doing.....
by CMcguire
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: simplified overclocking..
Replies: 10
Views: 4728

simplified overclocking..

Ok there seem to be a fair few guides out there to overclocking a q6600.. but they seem to go on about turn this off change this and that..etc ..etc.. but to just overclock the cpu what do i need to do besides bumping up the fbs? I want to do it as simply and safely as possible.. so i really dont wa...
by CMcguire
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Fan speed..
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Fan speed..

It seems that 2 of the fans in my system are running slower then they ought to.. My sycthe s-flex 1600 rpm fan is running at max 1400.. and my other sycthe fan rated at 1200 is running at max 900rpm (even under load) The 1600rpm fan is my cpu fan hooked up to a 4pin power cable and then there is a s...