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by Wedge
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which part of this PC is dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

Which part of this PC is dead?

I am diagnosing a friends PC issue. So far, the only thing i can determine is that there is no video signal. It is an e-Machine with onboard video: nVidia GeForce 6100 GPU I placed a PCI (not PCIe) video card in an available slot, still no video. So now I am inclined to think that the motherboard ha...
by Wedge
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another audiophile thread
Replies: 51
Views: 13743

*laugh*

Sorry, but I couldn't get past mikrosmooth. Whatever else the OP typed is just as ludicrous, I'm sure.

Thank you for reminding me that though I am not among the educated elite, I have enough sense to know when i am being conned.
by Wedge
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 36277

Where can one buy the Veneto Chair? What price range?
by Wedge
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freeware for everything.....
Replies: 35
Views: 9920

This Java beating makes me cry :D Ever played Far Cry? Everything apart from the core engine of this game is Java-based. In the beginning, Java's fame for being a resource hog may have been partly correct. But these days are over now. What you get with Java is true platform independence, nothing mo...
by Wedge
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 130245

The price on this thing just went up: Newegg
by Wedge
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Okay, thanks for the clarification. That was my understanding of it.
by Wedge
Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

But you are really getting the same model with lower clock speeds, correct? Just making sure my understanding of SLI is correct.
by Wedge
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

yamahaSHO wrote: Luckily, I can get a lower model and as long as I use the SSC in the first slot, the lower model will run at the overclocked speed too.
What do you mean by "lower model"? :?
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does more memory actually do?
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: What does more memory actually do?

I am not a big gamer, I do occasionally play games for a couple of hours every few months when the mood strikes.. Mostly I am using the pc for work and watching movies.. I do like using lots of 3D desktop effects but they aren't that intensive.. (BTW I use Linux on my desktop).. I don't know for su...
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Connecting printer to home network - will this work?
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Connecting printer to home network - will this work?

I have a home network using a wireless Linksys router. If I purchase a wireless USB adapter and plug it into the USB port of my printer, can that effectively make the printer available to the PCs that are connected to the network?
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does more memory actually do?
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: What does more memory actually do?

WipeOut wrote: So what, if anything, would 512MB of memory do for me over 256MB?
Unless you game at high resolutions and/or use advanced video settings like anti-aliasing, then the extra memory would improve nothing for the uses you are describing. Stick with the lesser card.
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't use hardware acceleration can I get cheap vidcard
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

thejamppa wrote:HD 3450 is very good for HTPC's. Image is sharp and colours are excellent.
Completely passive? I know I could look it up, but feeling kind of lazy right now...
by Wedge
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't use hardware acceleration can I get cheap vidcard
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

ATI cards tend to have color that is more accurate than Nvidia.
by Wedge
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: arctic cooling freezer pro 7: is there a buzzing fan issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Nobody knows? I was thinking I might have read here or elsewhere that a percentage of users were reporting a fan that goes bad. Mine certainly has. I've never heard such a sound coming from a fan.
by Wedge
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: arctic cooling freezer pro 7: is there a buzzing fan issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

arctic cooling freezer pro 7: is there a buzzing fan issue?

I'm asking because all of a sudden the fan on mine is buzzing loudly. I have it cooling an e6750 in a DS3R motherboard.
by Wedge
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 39471

Thank you soldonz and...... Welcome to SPCR!!! [/color] (just a little thing we do for new members) Is there a need to install RivaTuner since the overrider is a stand-alone application? Just wondering as I do understand that I will have to download the package as a whole, but I really don't intend ...
by Wedge
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 39471

soldonz , that's great information. I will have to give that a try. Truth is that I like using vsync anyway, but I wasn't sure if it could b turned on in DX. Also, similar to your experience, the ATI Tool 3D cube causes the whining. It's actually strange how the "whine" can be instantly turned on a...
by Wedge
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 39471

Sorry no fix to offer here, but i wanted to add my name to this list. I have an 8800GT that whines whenever I start Crysis. Outside of that game, however, it either does not whine or does not whine loud enough to be noticed.

Off topic: Crysis has the most amazingly realistic graphics......
by Wedge
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My system whined: you will never guess why
Replies: 15
Views: 7902

I just posted about this in another thread:

Every time I fire up the game Crysis Demo, my PC emits a high pitch. It happened after I installed a new 8800GT, so i believe it is the video card rather than some other component.
by Wedge
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best Way of killing coil whine?
Replies: 18
Views: 17275

Is it possible that I'm hearing "coil wine" on a new video card? My PC emits a high-pitched tone every time I start playing Crysis. It didn't start happening until I bought the 8800GT. And if it is coil whine from my video card, are there literally "coils" on the card where I can apply some of these...
by Wedge
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 36277

Well, I went back to Officemax to buy this chair today and they had none in stock. I called 1-877-officemax to order one. Turns out they have none and the item is being discontinued. I started off this new year with bad luck.
by Wedge
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 36277

I went into OfficeMax and tested this thing out today. Holy Crap, this thing is comfortable! $150 seemed like a steal. I am debating this heavily at the moment. My dilemma is that I have a good leather chair with thick padding that is resilient to wear (according to the manufacturer), and it is on c...
by Wedge
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: evga 8800gt or 8800gts ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7201

So I guess it comes down to price. Dell was recently selling the GT for $207.99 + free shipping. Reference thread here . And again for $200 shipped; reference thread here . Best Buy recently had it for $237.99. Reference thread here . For those willing to deal with a rebate, NCIXUS currently has the...
by Wedge
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: evga 8800gt or 8800gts ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7201

My recommendation is based on a price-to-performance ratio of the GT. I have not owned the G92-based GTS, but I do own the GT. There simply isn't a better buy out there right now for an nvidia card. The GTS is not worth the extra $100 dollars. Said another way, the performance of these two cards wil...
by Wedge
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: evga 8800gt or 8800gts ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7201

GT
by Wedge
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is wrong with Christmas Fruit-cake?
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

colin2 wrote:Or you can just drink the rum.
rum + pineapple = mmmmmmmmmmm
by Wedge
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is wrong with Christmas Fruit-cake?
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

Tangential topic (holiday foods): How many of you like or have tried divinity?
by Wedge
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is wrong with Christmas Fruit-cake?
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

First off I would like to thank colin2 for the word "geekery". It has been added to my vocabulary. Secondly, Bluefront apparently hasn't received the fruitcake yet. (There is an old joke that there exists only one fruitcake in the world that just keeps getting passed from one person to the next as a...
by Wedge
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Time for RAID
Replies: 21
Views: 9996

Can someone tell me if ANY form of RAID will increase desktop PC performance? Or if maybe it depends on the application(s), and if so, what are they? I set up a fake RAID using ICH9R with two 160GB Seagates for my latest C2D build. Not sure if it performs any better than my non-RAID single 250GB Sea...