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by Fogey
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: News From Around The Web
Topic: "Dude, you're getting a Dellienware!"
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

From where I sit, I see this as a creative workaround by Dell to sell AMD systems without upsetting Intel. Now Dell will have the best of both from their business end. Alien ware fan base has been prety much "SOLD OUT"
by Fogey
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Alienware Gaming Systems Equipped with AGEIA PhysX Processor
Replies: 2
Views: 869

I'm looking forward to the card coming out mainstream. From what I have read about it for the last past year or so, its good to go. I noticed how Nvidia is also talking about of all of this and wants to do the same thing with their two GPU chips on one card. One of the GPUs will work out the physics...
by Fogey
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Dell buys Alienware....
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

A few days back the inquirer had a blip on this deal. I don't believe for a minute that Mikey is interested in high end custom gaming machines. I do however think hes interested in a work around to the problem of how to build systems with AMD CPUs without ticking off Intel. Hence a work around with ...
by Fogey
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cold hand syndrome
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

No Numbness. Only gets cold. The more I pay attention to the whole issue, I think its got to do with the metal strip along side the keyboard slide out tray When I'm using the mouse the edge of my palm rests on the metal strip. My sons slide out tray is the same way. I'm going to look ito getting a f...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: virtualization
Replies: 8
Views: 2477

It has a very real application for the average computer user. I have games that simply will not play in XP. However, those games work just fine in a virtual session in an older OS. pointreyes; Does that cause you problems with running like Win 98 se and you have over 512 MB of system memory install...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Alabama cow tests positive for mad cow disease
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Date line: Alabama, Old Mc Donalds E-I-E-I-oh farm. Stereo system plays 24/7 to keep the cows soothed. Mr Mc Donald is unware of the fact some of the middle aged hired hands have swithched out the current music selection for Lynyrd Skynyrds Sweet Home Alabama. The effect is immediate, Old Besty goes...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cold hand syndrome
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

I would suggest spending a little time on the old treadmill instead of planting yourself behind your computer for hours.... LOL! ME, I spend lots of time on the treadmill. Sixteen hours as of late. The work treadmill. Up and down hills. Climbing poles. Putting wire up. All good wholesum outdoor act...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WARNING!!! E-MAIL IDENTITY THEFT!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Just a good old phishing scheme. Hyper link text can be allmost anything. The actual URL is something else I delete most all. I can't resist once in a while playin along. Usernames like: "MrJohnDoe"- "IBF" Passwords like: "IMarriedJaneDoe"-"CarnivoreTestRun" One can get creative with account numbers...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: This thing is FUBAR'd
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

sbjlsmtj: I'm off of 16 hour days, for now.
I went back and read through all of your posts
in this area of the forums looking for something
overlooked.

Whats your status on your FUBAR computer?
by Fogey
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Halo 2 For the PC-YES!!!- One minor catch
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Halo 2 For the PC-YES!!!- One minor catch

Page 11 of the April issue of CPU. "Can Halo 2 sell Vista? Yep, thats right, YOU'll have to have Vista OS to run Halo 2. I guess the MS OS XP Home/Pro they have been hyping up and selling us for the last five years isn't up to the task. Wonder what makes MS think Vista will be any better since some ...
by Fogey
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: This thing is FUBAR'd
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

sbjlsmtj: If you have an old MB, the Bios you downloaded may be the most recent. Mfg of MB will only support a product for so long. In the computer hardware end of things, up grade cycles happen on a regular basics. Hence, after a year, year and a half, they more than likely wont do any more bios up...
by Fogey
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Happy St. Paddy's day everyone!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

A toast to our good friends across the pond: :drinkers:

U2 Rocks!!! :supz:

Kenc51 yesterday = 8)

Kenc51 today = :partyman:

Kenc51 tommorow = :owned:

Kenc51 the day after = :mrgreen: Priceless!

Have a Happy St. Patrick Day!!!
by Fogey
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel, IDF and a minor oversight
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Intel, IDF and a minor oversight

I just had to post this link. I found this so funny

Intel = 0
Intel helping AMD = 1

:rolleyes:

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30337
by Fogey
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: This thing is FUBAR'd
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

sbjlsmtj: Your last post above is very good one. I don't sense the frustration and your going about this in a postive manner. :finga: >>Ok, checked the ide cables, there are 2 of them. Both have double ends (or 2 connectors or whatever you call, looped whatever), one is looped from the dvd to the cd...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: This thing is FUBAR'd
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

Legit reviews Kenc51= Your good to go. I wasen't sure if you were talking about someone here or you had someone there with you as you just mentioned "Ken" Bios: Several ways. Since your machine will load and boot, just real slow. <Start-Programs-Accessories-System tools-System Information> Should be...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: F.E.A.R: the sequels in production...
Replies: 12
Views: 2913

Me.... I cried towards the end of F.E.A.R. What I did to my Brother and dear Mommy was... was BAD! I put it to them. That forbidden taboo.
Incest with a gun!!! Bring it on Mommy dearest! :axe:
by Fogey
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: This thing is FUBAR'd
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

I'm still under the impression your letting the frustration get to you. My questions for you= Whos Ken, Where does he fit into all of this, Whats his skill level in computing? If memory serves me right, you have a total of 4 computers, yes? If you have other computers at your disposal, why is it I g...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Cold hand syndrome
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Cold hand syndrome

I find it intereting If I use my track ball hand for a long period of time, it will get colder that my other hand. My son has noticed the same effect with his mouse usage. The cooler I keep it in the house, the faster the difference makes itself known. There are times I have to take a break and go w...
by Fogey
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: DDR-3 The Future sooner than later?
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

I brought this thread up at the right time:

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30252

I feeel AMD needs this. What better way to keep Intel at its best!

Yes, I'm looking forward to Intels Conroe, have for some time, but without AMD, Intel wouldn't be working on Conroe

Come on DDR-3
by Fogey
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: I hate computers more and more
Replies: 11
Views: 3947

Quote from Scott Muellers Upgrading and reparing PCs-16th edition: Chapter 21-Page 1189-Paragraph 5 "Most hard dives today have sophisticated thermal compensation routines that make adjustments in head position realtive to the expanding and contracting platters. Most drives preform this thermal comp...