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by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

Cool. I 'm not running any kind of vmware or anything like that, like I said it will just mainly be videditing on that box and not every minute so if I can pause then resume later that will work out. I actually have 3 OS's on that box, one is my original XP-32bit on one hard drive, then a dual-boot ...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

I was thinking the videditing box would be a good candidate because it is downstairs in the coolest part of the house so it is easiest to cool and I don't run videditing 24/7 anyway. Once the parts I'm waiting for get here and I can get them all up and running, I will test out the SMP you referred t...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

Well, I have a Phenom X2 555 (unlocks to 3 cores) on an 890 ATX I built for videditing that has the 4290 onboard and an Enermax 500w PSU in a sniper case, I have a 785 mATX board with a Phenom X2 550 (was skiers so is pretty strong and may unlock as well) and HD4000? onboard that will go into my HTP...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

I was just reading some of the posts in here, it looks like the entire system determines your folding power ie: PSU, CPU, and Video Card. What is the minimum recommended specs for all those parts to be a good folder?
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: MainGears Unlocked F131 SweepStakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: MainGears Unlocked F131 SweepStakes

Thanks Apops!

For everyone's information that link just joins the mailing list, if you want to join the site to be able to shop for their custom systems there it is a separate registration where you can use the same email addy you used for the mailing list to register for shopping, forums, etc.
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: 8-pin mobo connector
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: 8-pin mobo connector

Cool, thanks for the reply!

Looks like it will still be a few days before I get to fire it up and test the CPU... :(

Uh oh, I better go find some wood to knock on! :lol:
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: 8-pin mobo connector
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: 8-pin mobo connector

Hmmm, should I assume that the dual molex > 8pin adapter is the better way to go since it will spread the power draw over 2 molex's rather than forcing the 4 pin to cover the power requirements? Or will it matter?

On one hand that sounds better but I trust OKGear more than Logisys so...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: 8-pin mobo connector
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

8-pin mobo connector

Aw Shucks! I got in the mobo I bought from a forum, and after everything is in the case I have for my HTPC, I see that there is an 8-pin 12v connector for the mobo, but I only have a 4=pin and a 6-pin on my PSU (came with the Ultra Microfly case). Does this mean that I have to go online and find a m...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler Review

Great value and a great read on the review! Its' nice to have someone else doing the hands-on work to find out the best solutions so we don't have to, and can make an informed decision using data from a source we can trust. Thanks!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

XBMC? Is that Xbox Media Center? Does that work with a PC?
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

Cool. After looking at the MyMovies site that may be more work than I want to deal with at the moment, but maybe later--especially since I won't have the HTPC hooked up to the internet now anyway. However the Win7 suggestion is looking better and better. Thanks all for the suggestions!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

Does the MC in Win7 play BR ripped .mkv files? I know that WMP standard that comes with WinXP won't, so does that mean M$ supports the .mkv container in Win7?
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

Ahhh I see. I won't have my TV/cable hooked in to record from, only hooked to so I can watch ripped files--right now it will just be a high-octane file player. I will want to add a HD tuner card sometime in the future to do that but right now I have other needs to fill first as I can find/scavenge t...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

This HTPC will be a 785 mobo with a Phenom X2 550BE in it and cooled by a X4 955BE heatsink/fan. Case will be an MicroFly cube case, so I have to worry about temps. I will try to unlock the other cores just to see if I can, but I may have to underclock whatever I do to keep the temps down. I don't k...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

WinXP for an HTPC? or Win7?

I can't decide whether to go with easy old WinXP, or put Win7 on my HTPC. What do you suggest?
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Half-Pint Brawlers on Spike tonite at 10PM Central
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Half-Pint Brawlers on Spike tonite at 10PM Central

Hey guys if you aren't doing anything tune into Spike TV tonite and watch Half-Pint Brawlers, it'll crack you up! These guys are great and have all sorts of fun in their travels. The one called Little Kato is a guy named Chris Dube, and he is also a professional foosball player from Missouri (plays ...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Advice please about upgrade from single to dual core
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Advice please about upgrade from single to dual core

Cool. Well, the 785 mobo I was waiting for arrived so I'll put this in a case and give it its own fresh install then if you think that it is probably still good. I was hoping the x2 5400+ would be strong enough for 1080 files but it appears to not have enough ooomph so I'll turn it into my torrent/s...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Advice please about upgrade from single to dual core
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Advice please about upgrade from single to dual core

Hello I decided to condense the post to a nutshell, since I tend to ramble. I took a harddrive out of a skt 654 single-core system and put it in a AM2 system with an X2 5400+ CPU. It did boot to windows, which surprised me a bit. Although 2 processors show in Device manager and all other pertinent p...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Computex 2010: Booth Babes
Replies: 15
Views: 3144

Re: Computex 2010: Booth Babes

I guess you could say I'm a positive-racist because I love Asian women! Well, women of all races, but Asians are way up there on the list so maybe a better term would be non-racist hetero...8)
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: "Human Bird" Tues Nite June 8th 9PM Central on Animal Planet
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

"Human Bird" Tues Nite June 8th 9PM Central on Animal Planet

There is a special on wingsuits ("Human Bird"). For those that don't know they are the special suits that lets a human glide like Rocket J Squirrel (well, almost). This guy Jeb Corliss can glide down a mountainside at high velocity skimming just feet (sometimes inches!) over the terrain. It's so fri...