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by Kaos Kid
Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

Attached is a snippet of AIDA64 showing it is a Crestline GMl GL960 Northbridge and ICH8 Southbridge. I have seen references to that being an x3100 graphics but not sure. Also attached is the snippet of CPU-Z showing that the mobo is HP 30D9 and there is also much discussion that those can take the ...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

LInux is a good idea if it was for me, but the wife resists learning anything tech-related so it would be headaches for me :roll: I factory reset it back to original and did all updates to todays date so I think I'll just try to sell it on CL or local BST groups and put whatever I get towards a litt...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Upgrading a dinosaur

Hey all! I was recently gifted with an old laptop that may still have a year or two left in it (has Vista x32, lol). I have never really had a laptop to tinker with (only one in the family is my daughters and she is not keen to the idea of Dad experimenting). The laptop is a Compaq C717NR and has a ...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How much abuse can an SSD and memory take?
Replies: 3
Views: 9404

Re: How much abuse can an SSD and memory take?

This is the first time I ever got anything shipped from their Indianapolis location, by far the worst packaging I've ever received from Newegg. I did take a pic of the crumpled corner and a vid of me unpacking the box so they can see exactly how I received it with things loose in the box. NOTHING wa...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How much abuse can an SSD and memory take?
Replies: 3
Views: 9404

How much abuse can an SSD and memory take?

I ordered a couple of Samsung EVO 850 SSDs and a couple of memory sticks in a 2x combo deal. Newegg shipped immediately (from Indy to St Louis), and even with SuperSaver shipping it got here in about a day and a half! HOWEVER when I look at the box the order shipped in it did have a crumpled corner,...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Legit Deals
Topic: Samsung EVO 850 250GB + 4GB Gskill for $105 combo
Replies: 0
Views: 3606

Samsung EVO 850 250GB + 4GB Gskill for $105 combo

Newegg has the Samsung EVO 850 250GB AND a 4GB Gskill memory stick for $105 shipped, combo special no code needed but you may have to click through this link to see the email. Nate if there is a code you need to add for Newegg to see Legit Reviews as a referrer please feel free to edit the link belo...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review

Yeah, the warranty is a big reason why I'm leaning towards Samsung. I really like Crucial for their memory line, and the reviews for the MX200 are favorable but the 5 year warranty is luring me to Samsung. Gonna be hard to wait a whole week more, do you have inside info that prices are coming down f...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review

I can only go for the 250GB, this is so I can put it in my 1100T rig, and take the Kingston I've been using in that and put it in a rig for my boy. He has been using ANDY to play CoC on his computer and it stutters/lags a bit. Currently he is using a DC7800 w/ C2D E8400 and an old 80GB SATA I drive,...
by Kaos Kid
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review

Aaarg!

I'm on the fence between this and the Crucial MX200, there is less than $10 difference but this one gives a 5 year warranty vs 3 years for the Crucial. Which company gives better support in the event of a failure or other malfunction requiring an RMA?
by Kaos Kid
Sun May 31, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: What is up
Replies: 5
Views: 35948

Re: What is up

I really appreciate your contest giveaways, I have won a case and also one of the Kingston SSDs since I've been here and the SSD especially helped greatly as it allowed me to upgrade and try one out for the first time. I bought two other Kingstons after that and although one of those had to be RMA'd...
by Kaos Kid
Sun May 31, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSDs and Dual Booting
Replies: 1
Views: 4761

SSDs and Dual Booting

Since the price of SSDs are coming down a little bit I was wondering...for the best performance, convenience, and price point...in a dual boot Win7/Win8 configuration is there any advantage in having each O/S installed on it's own 120/128GB SSD over a single 240/256GB SSD that is formatted into two ...
by Kaos Kid
Sun May 31, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Legit Deals
Topic: Gigabyte Z97-HD3P Motherboard + 8GB Ram For $85
Replies: 1
Views: 4732

Re: Gigabyte Z97-HD3P Motherboard + 8GB Ram For $85

Wow, just sold out as I was looking at the newegg order page. Great deal but I was too late.
by Kaos Kid
Sat May 30, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Charter Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 9562

Re: Charter Internet

The ONLY reason that my Spectrum TV hasn't been cancelled is that the old lady HAS to have access to Cards games every day, so basically we are paying almost $100/mo just for Fox Sports Midwest (and it's alternate channels). Give me another way to get Fox Sports that has a dependable signal and I'm ...
by Kaos Kid
Sat May 30, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Charter Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 9562

Re: Charter Internet

Yeah I do have to admit the folks at the Winghaven location are nice and helpful. It's the price gouging from Corporate I am fed up with, charging 30-year customers twice as much as "new" business.
by Kaos Kid
Fri May 22, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Charter Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 9562

Re: Charter Internet

Yeah, I'm sort of stuck until I can talk her into going off the baseball sauce for the first of the season. The pisser is I am TIRED of the commercials that say there are no HD and Hardware fees (my bill shows $10/mo for HD and $28/mo for set top boxes that aren't even DVRs) so right now I am paying...
by Kaos Kid
Fri May 22, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Charter Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 9562

Re: Charter Internet

Tough for us. My wife DEMANDS access to Cardinals broadcasts which we can only get through a cable or satellite provider. I could do without cable TV for that time, also using an antenna. I could never go five weeks without internet though, so we are stuck. The stupid thing about the situation is th...
by Kaos Kid
Wed May 20, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Charter Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 9562

Charter Internet

Has anyone local (St Louis) had a change in their Charter Internet service? It seems that since they have been blitzing with their "false" commercials about how cheap their TV and 100Mbit Internet are my internet speeds have dropped to the high 50s...(I'm paying $181 for no movie channels as a tripl...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Need Copy of Win 7 Home Premium OEM
Replies: 2
Views: 5342

Re: Need Copy of Win 7 Home Premium OEM

Awesome! Thanks Brocephus!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Need Copy of Win 7 Home Premium OEM
Replies: 2
Views: 5342

Need Copy of Win 7 Home Premium OEM

I've got a Gateway computer that has a legitimate COA key (OA Acer Group) but the Hard Drive died and it doesn't have a recovery DVD. It turns out M$ took down the Digital River links and won't allow me to download a copy since it is OEM they say to go to original manufacturer. Gateway/Acer is not o...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD Review
Replies: 25
Views: 6431

Re: 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD Review

It would be also interesting to compare IO and 4k read/write against samsung 850 pro, those 1,1GB/s transfer may look great, but thats not all that matters, specially in a system drive. Yup agreed, but Samsung 850 has not supplied me with an 850 for the test bench here in St. Louis. A shot across t...