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by CMcguire
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Overclocking temperature changes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Anyone checked to see when a q6600 throttles? (on coretemp)

Just curious what kind of range i have to play with overclocking to see if its worth my time

P.S. i should have got a dual core.. stupid hot quads
by CMcguire
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Overclocking temperature changes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Overclocking temperature changes?

I was wondering when you are overclocking a processor (i think i'll be looking into OCing my q6600) what are the main things that increase the temperature. I.e. when you overclock is it mainly the voltage.. and therefore if the voltage remained the same would the temp increase at all? Also whats the...
by CMcguire
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Quad or Dual Core??
Replies: 8
Views: 2768

I'd go with a dual core.. i have a quad and it runs pretty hot meaning that you are more limited in your overclocking ability and with games currently i would say the speed boost on the 2 cores offers a bigger benefit By the time the game really utilise the 4 cores (not just pass some of the work to...
by CMcguire
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Laptop Being Bought Later this Month
Replies: 21
Views: 5861

Ireland has in fact banned the game as well
by CMcguire
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: lion vs. ox/buffalo vs crocodile
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

That was very interesting... you gotta wonder did the calf actually survive or would it have died of injuries later..
by CMcguire
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Something Uber 1337
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

I imagine it has to have some sort of input plug to go with the monitor (i.e. feeding back inputs to the pc) rather then just the one that is outputing the information from the pc to the monitor.
by CMcguire
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Recommended CPU cooler (not water)
Replies: 8
Views: 3075

Well i just ordered the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme with a scythe 1600 rpm 120mm fan.. hope it was worth it :?

Anyone know if it fits in the p182 case with bad axe 2 in the vertical position i.e. so fan is blowing backward not up?
by CMcguire
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Recommended CPU cooler (not water)
Replies: 8
Views: 3075

What fan would you go with on the 120 extreme?
I'd say you'd need around a 2000rpm fan.. though i know its the cfm thats more important

Does anyone know if there are some upcoming heatsinks etc.. that it might be worth waiting for not in that much of a rush.
by CMcguire
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Warning for vista users..
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Warning for vista users..

Don't download the codec pack found here.. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/Advanced-Vista-Codec-Package.shtml It is either a virus or just badly put together but it managed to create all sorts of problems on my computer with missing dlls (also Zelig by the soun...
by CMcguire
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Missing DLLs
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Well then guess that codec pack is the problem.. is there somewhere on forums where i can post a warning for people thinking of dling it? P.S. Sorry for the language.. i guess its a bad thing i didnt even notice when i was writing it.. :oops: .. guess im just to used to the colourful way the irish t...
by CMcguire
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Missing DLLs
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

FWIW, I completely hosed an install of Vista by installing a codec pack, wouldn't let me open half the stuff in the control panel anymore, didn't have enough patience to figure out exactly what went wrong, so I just re-installed the OS and didn't use the codec pack anymore. was that codec pack this...
by CMcguire
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Missing DLLs
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Missing DLLs

Hmmm.. In the last 3 days or so i have had programs/windows pop with warnings that i am missing .dlls now they have all been different programs and .dlls One was to do with a game.. another with directx and i just got one that appears to be related to nvidia software.. So i was wondering.. anyone el...
by CMcguire
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Zalman 9700 LED?
Replies: 13
Views: 5920

personally i recommend you Don't get the ninja.. i had issues with the clips being loose on it and apparently so have a lot of others.. why buy a heatsink you might have to modify or buy different mounting for it straight out of the box
by CMcguire
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Fun with Excel '97
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

what does it do?
by CMcguire
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: stupid automatic updates
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

an auto update on vista managed to mess up my directx (had a .dll missing) or at least i assume that the reason and not something more sinister considering i've had the computer all of like a week..
by CMcguire
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2007 Forum Drawing - CoolIT Hooks You Up!
Replies: 126
Views: 51755

KnightRid wrote:Did it keep it warm? I heard some of the usb stuff didnt work very well because of the openness of the design.
i should hope not... it is after all a beverage cooler...
by CMcguire
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Swiss Gear Pegasus Laptop Backpack by Wenger
Replies: 7
Views: 4850

Apoptosis wrote:This article was by Shane (Bubba) not I!

Personally I used a Targus bag in Taiwan ;)
oops wasn't paying attention :oops:
by CMcguire
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Swiss Gear Pegasus Laptop Backpack by Wenger
Replies: 7
Views: 4850

wild guess.. you used it on your trip to taipei...

Am i right?
by CMcguire
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Official Cool Tech Thread.....
Replies: 174
Views: 44857

skierkid450 wrote:that would suck if a gust of wind came and took that home theatre setup with it
i wouldn't really consider it a "home" theatre .. but i imagine it would be quite funny to see that happening to someone
by CMcguire
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: 20GB PS3 officially discontinued in North America
Replies: 7
Views: 3771

well i'd not buy it when its the same price in euros as it is in dollars... if not more... thats like a 33% markup on the price