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by Methious
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Friday the 13th
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Friday the 13th

I knew it was Friday the 13th, two laptops came in for repair, and a desktop. Desktop finished in under an hour, One Laptop about 2 hours, laptop No# 2 7 hours straight fighting it. 125 virii and trojans adware and spyware out the butt, got it all removed, ran XP repair, browser decided to take a du...
by Methious
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: FIREFOX 3 IS COMING!
Replies: 54
Views: 6656

Re: ALERT! FIREFOX 3 IS COMING!

Cool I'll mark it in my appointment reminder.
by Methious
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Algae: 'The ultimate in renewable energy'
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Algae: 'The ultimate in renewable energy'

That might explain why so much oil is found drilling in the oceans.
by Methious
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Monopoly Rocked By Official FTC Investigation
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Re: Intel Monopoly Rocked By Official FTC Investigation

Intel still has the better processor, I bought a couple of E2180s from their 800mhz FSB line for testing cpu coolers and stuff and they out do my old x2 6400 in over clocking and performance. I've clocked them up to 3.2 easily and their still under the max vcore their rated for. I don't see an anti ...
by Methious
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Don't fence me in.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Don't fence me in.....

So we finally have the answer to "Where's the Beef?"
by Methious
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Oil prices blow past $138 a barrel
Replies: 37
Views: 6043

Re: Oil prices blow past $138 a barrel

I'm paying $3.28 using my loyalty card with Flying J truck stops. Without the loyalty card it'd be $3.58. It's pumped, refined and shipped out of Oklahoma so transportation costs are lower. We go up there and eat about once a month, and buy a coke now and again and we get 30cents off a gallon up to ...
by Methious
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Food for thought for gas
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Food for thought for gas

It might make some insignificant difference to fuel in the morning, contraction should affect the equipment dispensing the gas as well as the gas, then liquids just don't condense well. It makes sense not to fill when a tanker is dropping but not for the reason stated. The dirt/contaminants won't ev...
by Methious
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Ack what did I do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2226

Re: Ack what did I do?

I've had customers try the hot swap routine it usually doesn't turn out well even on hot swap capable boards. One fried a nice external enclosure (Tagan) that was e-sata/usb/docking but he was running it from a normal sata port and an e-sata bracket. Another blew a sata port set, probably the sata c...
by Methious
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Corsair Doing Dry Ice Cooling At Computex 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Corsair Doing Dry Ice Cooling At Computex 2008

Pretty sweet looking equipment.

The Dice cooling is just bordering insane for a well established company. Shows they still have enthusiasm for Puters.
by Methious
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!
Replies: 166
Views: 94486

Re: May 2008 Forum Drawing - NZXT Tempest Computer Case!

I won one on another forum and haven't gotten mine yet either.
by Methious
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: GM to close 4 truck plants due to high fuel cost.
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: GM to close 4 truck plants due to high fuel cost.

I don't know, a gas hog goes down enough in price I might get one for short trips. I only average about 40 miles a week outside of service calls. Service calls well the customer pays for the gas/snacks/food/porno I happen to pick up. Longer trips I've been getting 42 miles to the gal for years it's ...
by Methious
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Biostar TPower I45 Motherboard Features and Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 2703

Re: Biostar TPower I45 Motherboard Features and Pictures

Generally budget but it looks like they might be stepping up a little.

I've used a lot of Biostar boards in sales units and never had a problem with them but the ones I've had were kaka for OC.
by Methious
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Bigfoot on Mars? Phoenix Mars Lander Proves It!
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Re: Bigfoot on Mars? Phoenix Mars Lander Proves It!

Rock? Obviously it's the fossilized remains of Bigfoots foot. If it's fossilized would there still be toe jam?
by Methious
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: laptop constant reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: laptop constant reboot

Will it go into Safe mode? If it does then it's probably an XP problem. If you get into safe mode try the restore from a previous point. Failing that: Wait on the customers disk, or check for drivers on the HP/Compaq website and do a manual install of XP and load the web drivers. It won't have the p...
by Methious
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS7 Motherboard Pictures - Intel P45
Replies: 13
Views: 6024

Re: DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS7 Motherboard Pictures - Intel P45

I'm gonna have to try a Lan Party board one of these days, I've been on Asus so long the bios would probably look like a foreign landscape.
by Methious
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E8400 Overclocking (not extreme)
Replies: 19
Views: 7718

Re: E8400 Overclocking (not extreme)

I'm glad I'm not the only one that manages to hose his OS occasionally. I finally got an E-Sata external and clone it on a regular basis. Of course since I've gotten the E-Sata setup I haven't hosed once. Figures.
by Methious
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card
Replies: 175
Views: 100943

Re: June 2008 Forum Drawing - XFX GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card

Count me in I have a new rig coming in today that is going to be on onboard graphics for a while (oh the pain) that'd look good in there!
by Methious
Fri May 30, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I run on a UPS. Do you?
Replies: 31
Views: 5164

Re: I run on a UPS. Do you?

For years I've used APC UPS on all my expensive equipment. Surge bars are okay for surges but they don't cover brown outs and they won't shut the computer down normally if the power goes out. Plus they come with protection insurance. In all the time I've used them nothing has ever gotten hit or dama...
by Methious
Wed May 28, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Gaming Mouse Pads
Replies: 34
Views: 5627

Re: Gaming Mouse Pads

I use the Razer Destructor gaming pad. It tracks better than the POS cloth ones, it's bigger. Takes a little getting used to with the teflon feet on my mouse. The mouse almost floats across the surface of the Destructor. Company blurb about it says 35% better laser and 25% better optical tracking. I...
by Methious
Tue May 27, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: What the ?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: What the ?!?!

Only thing I've seen with SP3 is that previous to installing SP3 you need to have all the drivers installed. Eventually we ran into several cases of drivers not wanting to install under SP3. When SP3 installs it coordinates a bunch of hot fixes under it's banner and they no longer appear in the add ...