1. Post #161
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    apwd007's Avatar
    July 2005
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    4.2Ghz
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  2. Post #162
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    Dennab
    December 2009
    14,782 Posts
    :bravo: Paid full price for the RAM but skimped on the OS? :bravo:
    No no, I also bought Windows 7. I use that for most stuff, but I use XP for everything else. Small programs like this, for example.
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  3. Post #163
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    July 2007
    2,310 Posts
    No no, I also bought Windows 7. I use that for most stuff, but I use XP for everything else. Small programs like this, for example.
    Why are you still using a 8 year old OS?
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  4. Post #164
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    July 2010
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  5. Post #165
    If the mods approve of this title they hereby admit that they are all massive faggots
    koeniginator's Avatar
    October 2009
    9,677 Posts

    laugh at my shitty hardware now
    and lol 32bit
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  6. Post #166
    Internet Detective (HBIED certified)
    leach139's Avatar
    August 2007
    7,224 Posts


    4870-warmed toast is fantastic FYI
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  7. Post #167
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    September 2010
    718 Posts
    God, there are some really hot systems out there : O


    Here's mine-
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  8. Post #168
    *cough*
    Willox's Avatar
    December 2009
    1,381 Posts
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  9. Post #169
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    November 2008
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    No no, I also bought Windows 7. I use that for most stuff, but I use XP for everything else. Small programs like this, for example.
    why
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  10. Post #170
    Loen's Avatar
    December 2009
    1,538 Posts


    Netbook my dad handed down to me, removed all of HP's bloatware and got GMAbooster. Can run Half life, Halo, Deus Ex, Fallout 1 & 2, etc nicely.
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  11. Post #171
    ~Kiwi~'s Avatar
    August 2009
    1,755 Posts
    I'd post my speccy but i dont have internet so.
    P4 At 2.6Ghz
    1Gb DDR(2x512mb)
    MX440 64Mb(IT RUNS Warcraft III JUST)
    80Gb HDD
    XP Home SP3.
    It's like average as, but the monitor is like dying slowly.
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  12. Post #172
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    March 2010
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    Good/bad?
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  13. Post #173
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    March 2010
    118 Posts
    I already posted this in a thread that I made asking for advice on tri-sli'ing some gtx580's, but I'll post it in here because I'm an attention whore of the first degree...


    BTW: I only have 2xGTX295's and I have it overclocked to 4.2GHz stable on water, that is why the temp is a bit higher than ambient (although, I don't always run it oc'd). Also, I was remote desktopping when I took this, so my resolution was dependent on my laptops display (I have a Samsung T260HD and a 226BW running at 1920x1200 and 1680x1050 respectively).
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  14. Post #174
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  15. Post #175
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    September 2006
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  16. Post #176
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    March 2010
    118 Posts
    How is that Striker II Extreme? Did they get the memory eating issues taken care of?
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  17. Post #177
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    November 2006
    89 Posts
    How is that Striker II Extreme? Did they get the memory eating issues taken care of?
    It's terrible, although I haven't had any memory eating issues (yet). But besides that, it's very unstable and doesn't have proper AHCI support for my SSD. I can't blame Asus for it though, NVIDIA's 790i chipset is just horrible. I'd swap it out for another one any day.
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  18. Post #178
    Oh that familiar scent of burning Turion.
    I can smell it now....... Wait, why can I smell it?
    Oh. Dad's using my old HP laptop. Never mind, thought something caught fire.
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  19. Post #179
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    Dennab
    December 2009
    14,782 Posts
    No no, I also bought Windows 7. I use that for most stuff, but I use XP for everything else. Small programs like this, for example.
    Because I don't want to clog up my Windows 7 with small programs like this? iunno.
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  20. Post #180
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    March 2010
    118 Posts
    It's terrible, although I haven't had any memory eating issues (yet). But besides that, it's very unstable and doesn't have proper AHCI support for my SSD. I can't blame Asus for it though, NVIDIA's 790i chipset is just horrible. I'd swap it out for another one any day.
    Yeah, I went through three Striker Extremes. I actually still have one brand new in the box that ASUS sent me after my last RMA. I bought a EVGA 780i mobo after all that trouble (and six sets of RAM) and haven't looked at ASUS since. Shame, really, as ASUS had such a great track record (I built one of my best rigs out of a P5A w/AMD K6-2 450MHz way back when). I've heard that their X58 mobos aren't bad, but I'm going to stick with EVGA from now on (until their stuff turns to shit).
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  21. Post #181
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    apwd007's Avatar
    July 2005
    634 Posts
    I already posted this in a thread that I made asking for advice on tri-sli'ing some gtx580's, but I'll post it in here because I'm an attention whore of the first degree...


    BTW: I only have 2xGTX295's and I have it overclocked to 4.2GHz stable on water, that is why the temp is a bit higher than ambient (although, I don't always run it oc'd). Also, I was remote desktopping when I took this, so my resolution was dependent on my laptops display (I have a Samsung T260HD and a 226BW running at 1920x1200 and 1680x1050 respectively).
    Heh I see buying an i7 extreme was worth it
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  22. Post #182
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  23. Post #183
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    June 2009
    13,282 Posts
    No no, I also bought Windows 7. I use that for most stuff, but I use XP for everything else. Small programs like this, for example.
    why would you use an old OS over one that should be fully backwards compatible and even better at everything you probably want to do
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  24. Post #184
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    Tuskin's Avatar
    January 2005
    18,290 Posts
    Am I doing it right? (I also have an external 1TB USB drive, but Speccy is not detecting it.)

    Why is my 'second card' so hot? :S It wasn't that hot yesterday.

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  25. Post #185
    Only thing I see wrong is your motherboard.

    It reeks of Alienware.

    Edited:

    Unless your entire computer is an Alienware.....

    If that's the case;
    :frog:
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  26. Post #186
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    Tuskin's Avatar
    January 2005
    18,290 Posts
    Only thing I see wrong is your motherboard.

    It reeks of Alienware.

    Edited:

    Unless your entire computer is an Alienware.....

    If that's the case;
    :frog:
    Blame my dad, he was too cheap to build one (he liked monthly payments over having to spend all at once). Anyways I'm getting a new one this summer, built so, yeah.

    The 3870 didn't come with it. I bought that myself, it came with a 8600
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  27. Post #187
    It's a boomer! Watch out!
    boomer678's Avatar
    March 2009
    1,519 Posts

    meh
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  28. Post #188
    Well I guess it's okay if you didn't really have much of a choice in the matter.

    Edited:

    Ninjas everywhere
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  29. Post #189
    VAG Lover
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    June 2010
    2,934 Posts


    Does what I want it to do.
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  30. Post #190
    Gold Member
    Tuskin's Avatar
    January 2005
    18,290 Posts
    Well I guess it's okay if you didn't really have much of a choice in the matter.
    I managed to convince him to buy a better graphics card afterwords. the 3870 was pretty good at the time, i got it double used (so it was almost 30% off). Apparently the two people who bought it before didn't have the right motherboard.
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  31. Post #191
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    rsa1988's Avatar
    September 2006
    915 Posts
    Recent build from about a week ago, the only downside to this is that this motherboard does not have Hyper Transport 3 and the other PCI-X16 slot runs at X4 speed. But other wise good for the money. And I do plan on buying a new graphics card along the 6xxxx line.

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  32. Post #192
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    August 2009
    1,250 Posts


    This is a speccy.
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  33. Post #193
    Someone on the first page beat you to that joke already.
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  34. Post #194
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    August 2009
    1,250 Posts
    Someone on the first page beat you to that joke already.
    damn. I was scrolling to quickly it seems.
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  35. Post #195
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    Dennab
    December 2009
    14,782 Posts
    why would you use an old OS over one that should be fully backwards compatible and even better at everything you probably want to do
    Because I don't want to clog up my Windows 7 with small programs like this?
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  36. Post #196
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
    15,864 Posts
    -snip- double posted
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  37. Post #197
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
    15,864 Posts


    Those temps actually surprised me... wasn't expecting my CPU to be that "cool'
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  38. Post #198
    Project Lead, Internet Explorer for Linux
    lavacano's Avatar
    October 2008
    14,610 Posts
    Desktop:

    Yeah, my CPU's old, but it can run everything I've thrown at it. Hell, back on the 6100 and 1 GB RAM I managed to get the Crysis demo working (somehow).

    The only thing I've thrown at this hardware setup that has had any major problem is Beat Hazard. The fucker causes my graphics card to overheat and I have no idea why, especially since none of my other games do. I realize I probably need better cooling but whatever.

    Laptop:

    OK, I have no fucking clue why my graphics card gets hot here. SpeedFan didn't detect any actual fans, that might be it. Or I might just need to crack her open with a screwdriver and blow some serious dust out of it.
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  39. Post #199
    About Beat Hazard overheating your card....

    Particle effects.
    Massive, massive amounts of particle effects.
    Iirc, particle effects put a large strain on your GPU. So that might be part of the reason.
    If not, I don't know why.
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  40. Post #200
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