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by hnzw_rui
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 34
Views: 7836

Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Toshiba Satellite U305-S5077 Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2080 @ 1.73 GHz Intel i943/940GML Rev.03 1GB 4-4-4-12 @ 266 133x13.0, 1729.0 MHz Vista Home Premium 32-bit ---------- RUN1PASS1.LOG encoded 1749 frames, 40.22 fps, 1850.89 kb/s ---------- RUN2PASS1.LOG encoded 1749 frames, 40.23 fps, 1850.89 kb/s...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Spoiled Dysfunctional Girl
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Re: Spoiled Dysfunctional Girl

Tim Burton wrote:With mommy doing the projects, how will she succeed in college?
You're assuming that she'll even get into college...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: are u divx enabled.
Replies: 20
Views: 4659

Re: are u divx enabled.

2 DVD players and 1 DVD Recorder, all of them DivX certified. Supposedly 4 total but I gave an old DVP642 to my cousin when I bought the DVP5982. Even when limited to USB 1.1 speeds, being able to watch directly from a USB hard drive is darned convenient. Unfortunately, DivX certified players don't ...
by hnzw_rui
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Mp3/video player?
Replies: 22
Views: 3747

Re: New Mp3/video player?

Well the 30Gb Zen was a lot bigger than the 4-16Gb (Flash) Zens, and they're much thinner and smaller than the 30Gb, and the 4-16Gb Zens do have SD Card slots. Looking at current Amazon prices, the 16GB model seems like a good buy at $180. For most people, 16GB is enough to contain their music coll...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: PSP gets GPS accessories.
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: PSP gets GPS accessories.

Just a warning, MapThis! doesn't have routing capabilities yet. You need to save routes downloaded from Google or Yahoo or something via a program (GMDL) and copy them over to your memory stick before your trip - meaning if you miss a turn, that's just too bad. As a replacement to Thomas Guide, it w...
by hnzw_rui
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: hello

How about unvolting that laptop as yours? Overclocking aint nice on laptops, but undervolting is the way to go if you want better battery life and lower heat output. The E2160 will overclock really sweetly and won't make you sweat at all! I don't have to. The laptop (Toshiba Satellite U305) does it...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Budget Laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Re: Budget Laptop

$150 for a laptop... I'm sensing scam...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Mp3/video player?
Replies: 22
Views: 3747

Re: New Mp3/video player?

The Zune "Nanos" are flash-based and come in 4GB and 8GB variants. Zune 80GB is hard-drive based and so are the old 30GB models. I've seen the 30GB Zunes go on sale at Amazon from time to time. Around Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, I remember they had it for $89.99. I still have an old Toshib...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: offsite networking
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: offsite networking

Your aunt can get a pseudo-static address from DynDNS.org, No-IP.com, TZO.com, etc. There are usually options in routers to automatically update the IP address associated with the hostname. You can do VPN via software or you can buy expensive routers with built-in VPN. Last I checked, the ones from ...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs
Replies: 27
Views: 14756

Re: Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 CPUs

I do a bunch of video editing/encoding so :drool:

Any chance this will be on the February Drawing for Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers?
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: PSP gets GPS accessories.
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: PSP gets GPS accessories.

THANX! Excellent and helpful little review!!!! I would have never guessed about interference or that it would take so long to aquire sat signals! If it takes that long, it is VERY worthless! I wonder if you leave it turned on 24/7 if it keeps the connections? Say you are going on a trip and want to...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Budget Laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Re: Budget Laptop

Springing an extra $100~$200 would probably give your mom a significant performance boost over bottom of the barrel offerings. However, she might not need that extra performance. If you can get a brand-new laptop with Windows XP for $400 (I forgot if the Vostro 1000 can be installed with XP), then b...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Buying A Preconfigured System...Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 3854

Re: Buying A Preconfigured System...Thoughts

I've never tried ibuypower.com, but I have bought from cyberpowerpc.com and it's great. Since you're going for relatively higher end, those might be better choices than the big box names. The only computers I'll buy from big box companies are either laptops or those extremely cheap models at $399 wi...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: U.S. tax return bill
Replies: 20
Views: 4243

Re: U.S. tax return bill

Let's see ... 1,200 tax return for me 1,200 tax return for wife 2,100 tax return kids = 300x7 4,500 total return to stimulate the economy! :P That's actually 1,200 combined for you and your wife. Unless both of you are also married to other people and are married filing jointly with the other two. ...
by hnzw_rui
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: best valued intel for price range
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: best valued intel for price range

Not really sure how long you plan on keeping your PC. If it's a relatively long time technology-wise, then go quad. If it's just around a year or so, then choose the E6750. If you're lucky enough to find an E8400 going for the same price as the E6750 (iirc, they're supposed to be at the same price p...
by hnzw_rui
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: hello

Welcome matey. Too bad you aren't an overclocker... yet :supz: Enjoy your stay Thanks. :D Lol, the laptops are running hot as it is. Besides, my internet browsing isn't going to be any faster even if I overclock. I'll probably overclock the E2160 a bit once I've received all the parts for that rig ...
by hnzw_rui
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: Should I get a PSP?
Replies: 25
Views: 7116

Re: Should I get a PSP?

The Lexar 4GB pro duos are often on sale at Fry's for $35. Sandisk ones are rarely on sale, but if you're lucky, you can catch them at $35, too. Check out the weekly ads for local retailers. Personally, I prefer Sandisk over Lexar. Genuine 8GB sticks can be had for around $100. Sony's supposed to re...
by hnzw_rui
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Console Gaming Corner
Topic: PSP gets GPS accessories.
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: PSP gets GPS accessories.

I imported the official PSP GPS receiver from Japan last year. You can buy the receiver with mapping software or by itself. I bought just the receiver and used it with the homebrew program Map This! I'm now an owner of a Magellan Maestro 3140. My main complaint with the receiver is it's very slow at...
by hnzw_rui
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

hello

- How did you find the forums? Google - What system are you running? check sig - Are you an Intel or AMD Fan Boy/Girl? neither - What type of gaming are you into? casual, mostly console - Are you an overclocker? not really Lol, looking at the above, it doesn't look like I should be here. The file se...