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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: October 27, 2010, 07:36:52 PM
How does this compare to Williams Pinball hall of Fame?
82  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help with office network please on: October 07, 2010, 12:39:18 AM
You've got it right Atomic, it appears at some point a windows update failed on a microsoft.net framework sp3 update.  Would this cause problems?  What I have done in the mean time is move the accounting software to my office computer and everything seems to be working fine now, we will see tomorrow though as I have to print AP checks from A computer.
83  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help with office network please on: October 05, 2010, 12:48:51 PM

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on October 05, 2010, 04:19:52 AM

Spyware/Malware sweep?

Atomic
I have run antivirus programs on all computers.  Now this morning it seems to be running alot quicker but still not as fast as it use to be.  What the hell could this be?  Is there a piece of hardware beginining to fail somewhere?  I have run a memory test and it comes back fine.
84  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Help with office network please on: October 04, 2010, 11:55:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 04, 2010, 11:47:04 PM

Is the issue constant or intermittent? 

Well it will speed up occassionally but not by much
85  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help with office network please on: October 04, 2010, 11:37:19 PM
I work for my father-in law and one of my jobs is to be incharge of our small office network.  Basically everything is done thru shared folders (no server) and i am having problems with one computer on the network that holds our accounting software.  When trying to start the accounting software from my office computer it is extremely slow and this just started happening out of the blue.  If I go to the computer that has the accounting software it opens fine/fast, it's only when trying to access it from another computer.  I have very little network knowledge, I have changed cables, rebooted routers and computers to no avail.  What could possibly casue this to start happening all of a sudden??  When I say it is slow I use to be able to get into the accounting software in less than 5 seconds, now it takes up to 5 minutes.  Oh this is all being done on windows xp.  Thanks for any help  thumbsup
86  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Should I buy a new video card? on: September 25, 2010, 01:49:02 PM

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 25, 2010, 01:28:41 PM

How does the 460 compare to the ATI 5850?  They are similar in price.

I have no idea as I've always used nvidia cards, maybe atomic can help
87  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Should I buy a new video card? on: September 25, 2010, 12:35:54 PM

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on September 25, 2010, 05:41:01 AM

All that, and all we get is a puny 'got it installed' message? We want the gory details, mon! Is it big badda boom? Does it wind up like a Hayabusa on racing gas? Does it emit thunderous flames out the back of your pc when you fire up a game? Enquiring minds want to know, dammit! biggrin

Atomic

LOL  icon_lol  It's definately quiter and cooler than the 9800gt's were.  It pretty much has doubled my fps in starcraft 2, can run consistent 40-50 fps with everything on ultra/high @ 1920x1080!  I figured out my sound problem from my post above as I had plugged one of the audio cables in the wrong spot.  I was expecting this thing to be huge but it's really not much bigger than a 9800gt.  I'm very happy so far.  Oh also EVGA has software now that is similar to riva tuner, which I like alot (I like to be able to see my temps in the icon tray and right now the card is idling @34c where as the 9800gt's were around 50c at idle).  Let me know if anyone has anymore questions about the 460GTX and I will try and answer them.
88  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Should I buy a new video card? on: September 24, 2010, 07:12:09 PM
Well got it an installed without any issues.  Started up civ 5 which worked fine but now for some reason I have no sound in the intro but as soon as it get to the main menu the sound is back??  Not sure whats causing this as it wasn't doing this before the video card swap.
89  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Should I buy a new video card? on: September 24, 2010, 02:12:52 AM
Well I ended up buying this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZMTPG0/ref=oss_product will have it tomorrow, hopefully the install goes smooth.
90  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Should I buy a new video card? on: September 22, 2010, 11:45:55 PM
Thanks Atomic, but I guess what I was trying to ask is that since my current power supply powers 2 9800gt's sli'd is it safe to assume it will be able to handle the GTX 460?
91  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Should I buy a new video card? on: September 22, 2010, 06:42:45 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on September 22, 2010, 03:23:15 PM

In that price range, I think the Nvidia GTX 460 1GB is still the one to get.  I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

It will give you a huge boost in raw power.  Whether that is worth the cost to you depends on what games you play and at what resolution/settings, etc.  

Well it's basically for Starcraft 2 and Civ 5 at the moment and I see it will cost around $240 on Newegg, do you think I will see a boost in those 2 games?  Also do I need to worry about power requirements for this card since I'm already running 2 9800gt's, as Newegg doesn't list the power requirement?
92  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Should I buy a new video card? on: September 22, 2010, 12:45:14 PM
Been out of the loop for awhile on what is the best affordabe new video card.  I currently have 2 9800GT's running in sli mode and getting tired of the somewhat limited support of sli (doesn't work very well in starcraft and I end up just turning sli off and running 1 card).  MY CPU is 3.0ghz duo core, I also will be playing civ 5 but it seems to run just fine with my current setup.  So is it even worth upgrading to a new video card and I would like to keep the cost between $200 - $250 shipped.  Thanks for any help  icon_biggrin
93  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: iPhone question on: March 15, 2010, 12:51:37 PM
Can I just rip songs from CD's I own and put into itunes?
94  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: iPhone question on: March 15, 2010, 12:02:52 AM

Quote from: Vidiot on March 14, 2010, 11:47:14 PM

You said buy off itunes.  Just to be clear you can load any compatible music (mp3 included) into itunes to sync to your ipod/iphone without buying anything off itunes.

Thanks that is actually what I was asking  icon_biggrin
95  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / iPhone question on: March 14, 2010, 10:38:23 PM
Just got an iPhone 3g and was wondering if there was a way
to put music onto it other than having to buy off of iTunes?
96  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Local Network Problem at Work Help on: November 10, 2009, 01:47:22 PM
We have a small local network here at work (5 computers connected thru a router) and 1 of the computer's (my boss's) is extremely slow connecting to my computer, but is fine connecting to all the other computers on the network.  My boss's computer and my computer are both running winxp.  I can connect fine to all the computers on the network including his.  We have diabled all anti-virus software on both computers.  Where do I begin troubleshooting this?
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Tips and Tricks on: November 07, 2009, 04:12:31 PM
Quick question is there a key that will select an enemy target, as opposed to clicking on them?  Sometimes it is hard to select the enemy target when you have 2 melee guys up close to the target.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 05:26:35 PM

Quote from: JayDee on June 10, 2009, 05:15:13 PM

Also, it's a bit disappointing that they don't split out the scores for people that use their own created golfer and those that use the Pros. I want to see how my guy stacks up to other people, not other people ripping up the course as Tiger.

Well I certainly didn't rip the course up playing as Tiger (+22), but I do suck!  And yes I play tour pro difficulty.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 05:12:49 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 10, 2009, 05:00:37 PM

Ya know what, it might have been the Amateur one. I did it with my brand new created golfer and finished 1 under or so and I did the one at TP and was like 7 over, which surprisingly put me in the top 50 and I got that achievement.

by the way, when I put your gamertag in, it said there was nobody on XBL with that gamertag. Can you recheck it?

I think there is a space before the 1, so buckeyeshane 1.  If that is not right I will add you once I get on tonight.  Not sure what time as I have a 10 month old and the wife will not be home till after 9:00pm est.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 03:49:30 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 10, 2009, 03:34:09 PM

Something I forgot to mention, that really brought the game down to Earth a bit for me, is that the first online Tourney I saw, the leader was -24 after day 1. They need to make it so that the golfers have to use their created golfer and the stats get set to a max of a 5 or 6 avg or something.

Was that the amateur tourney or the tour pro tourney.  I know last night the amateur tourney scores were exceptionally low (like what you are saying here), but the tour pro tourney at torey pines in the rain was more in line with the way it should be.  I can't remember what the leader score was all I know is that I finished at +22 using Tiger!  One thing I noticed though while playing was that at the start of each hole it would show the hole stats (eagles, birdies, pars, bogeys, bogey +) and the bogey + was always blank, so I don't know if this is a bug or I was the only one getting double and triple bogeys?
101  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FREE GIVEAWAY **TIGER WOODS 10 (360) RELATED** on: June 10, 2009, 01:42:56 PM
If you still have a code for the spyglass course I would very much appreciate it.  I bought this yesterday at Gamestop without a preorder and the manager refused to give me the code since I didn't preorder even though he had codes.  Thanks in advance.
102  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 9800gt sli vs 260gtx?? on: March 31, 2009, 02:42:41 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 30, 2009, 09:51:25 PM

I have a 260 and justg reinstall Crysis to see how it did. 1680x1050 all maxed smooth and pretty. How do I see my fps ? Ill post what it shows if someone tells me how to see them lol.

console command first ~
then type r_displayinfo=1
103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 9800gt sli vs 260gtx?? on: March 25, 2009, 12:28:27 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on March 25, 2009, 05:20:30 AM

I've read lately compatibility problems with SLI are becoming rare with better drivers. I'd say as long as your not having problems just stick with the SLI already installed and get your money back for the other card.

Yeah I ended up RMAing the 260 back to newegg for a full refund, pretty much because everything I throw at the 9800gt's runs well without problem, even crysis at 1920x1080 at the high settings I avg 30fps.
104  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 9800gt sli vs 260gtx?? on: March 23, 2009, 02:27:19 PM
Everything I've read says the 9800gt sli is going to be slightly faster/same as the 260.  I'm fine with frame rates I'm getting in Crysis with the 9800 gt's and nothing else out there is going to push them like crysis does.  The only thing that has me wanting the 260, is to get away from sli and possible compatibility problems but I've yet to run into any problems (and this is also really the only negative I've read about sli).  So I'm thinking I'll just return the 260 and when the time comes to upgrade there will more than likely be something faster out there.  Thoughts?
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/22) on: March 23, 2009, 12:55:56 PM
You missed 1 release for the PC, Battleforge
106  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 9800gt sli vs 260gtx?? on: March 23, 2009, 12:50:13 PM
Just wanted to bump this as the 260 is coming today and not sure whether to open it or not??  I'm leaning towards returning it, as the most demanding game I have is crysis and it seems to stay above 25fps on very high detail (no aa) @ 1920x1080 with the 9800gt's in sli mode.
107  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 22, 2009, 10:47:09 PM
Well I did all the windows vista updates (including sp1) and now it shows in the details that I have 4gb of memory along with 2 9800gt in sli 512mb cards, where before it only showed 3096mb, which is 3mb??  And it does say that it is the 32bit operating system.
108  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 22, 2009, 01:57:18 PM

Quote from: Arkon on March 22, 2009, 11:51:18 AM

I had the same issue, for what it's worth, I called dell and they shipped me the 64bit version for just the cost of shipping.

Thanks I guess i'll try giving them call, hopefully i'll get someone that speaks english (not holding my breath though). 
109  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / 9800gt sli vs 260gtx?? on: March 22, 2009, 02:09:45 AM
When I got the computer thru dell outlet it only listed 1 9800gt 512mb card but when I got the computer Friday I looked inside the case and to my surprise there were 2 9800gt's in sli.  Before the computer arrived newegg had the nvidia 260 core 216 on sale for $199 so I purchased it and it will arrive on Moday, but now I'm thinking of returning it.  Should I??  Which option would I be better off with??  I can sell 1 of the 9800gt's on ebay and put the other in my old computer and then also sell the 8800gt I pull out of it (this should net me around $150), so in essence the 260 will only end up costing approx $50.
110  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 21, 2009, 10:58:37 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 21, 2009, 10:50:30 PM

That might be why then - Microsoft knows that it's an OEM version of Vista, instead of one that can be used on any PC. Or something.

All I know is that on my Vista Ultimate disc, it tells me that it's only the 32-bit version, and I stumbled upon the same link that disarm found. I didn't end up using it though, as I borrowed a 64-bit disc from somebody else, and reinstalled with my CD key.

Yeah it's definately an oem disk, so I guess if I can't get 64 bit for free than I'm not going to spend $100 to get it, especially with Windows 7 not too far away.  Will windows 7 come in 2 flavors (32 & 64) or will it be just one?
111  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 21, 2009, 10:22:57 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 21, 2009, 09:49:58 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on March 21, 2009, 06:49:33 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 21, 2009, 04:02:23 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on March 21, 2009, 02:49:34 PM

It did come with vista ultimate! So I can get vista 64 for basically shipping cost?

click here for the details on upgrading to 64-bit...

Thanks I went there and typed in my product key and it said no offers available.  When I right click on Computer and select properties the info screen says I have Windows Vista Ultimate??

it's mentioned at [url-=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/64-bit.aspx]this MS page[/url] that copies of Vista Ultimate should already include the 64-bit versions.  did you get any kind of Vista installation disc from Dell?  if it's an official copy of Vista from MS and not just a 'system restore' disc, then it may already contain the 64-bit software...

It's a renistallation dvd that says windows vista ultimate 32bit sp1, but it's not an official microsoft disk, the product key is no the side of the pc.
112  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 21, 2009, 06:49:33 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 21, 2009, 04:02:23 PM

Quote from: BuckeyeShane on March 21, 2009, 02:49:34 PM

It did come with vista ultimate! So I can get vista 64 for basically shipping cost?

click here for the details on upgrading to 64-bit...

Thanks I went there and typed in my product key and it said no offers available.  When I right click on Computer and select properties the info screen says I have Windows Vista Ultimate??
113  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 21, 2009, 02:49:34 PM
Finally, if for whatever reason you happen to have Vista Ultimate on that PC of yours, you can actually order for free (short of shipping) from Microsoft the 64-bit version of Vista to install yourself. I think that Vista Ultimate only came with the 32-bit disc or something when it first launched, which is why you get it for free from them or something.


It did come with vista ultimate! So I can get vista 64 for basically shipping cost?
114  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 21, 2009, 12:37:45 AM
It sucks that I don't have access to all 4gb of ram, but I don't know that spending another $179 (why do I see a version of vista 64 for $99 on newegg??) to get the 1gb I'm missing out on is going to give me any benefitial gains at the moment.  I got this system thru dell outlet for $799 (E8400, 4gb ram, dual 9800gt's in sli, 500gb harddrive).  I'm just a little surprised that dell would sell a system with 4gb, 2 9800gt 512mb cards and vista 32 knowing that only 3gb  of the 4gb would be useable.  It's also my understanding that you can't upgrade vista 32 to vista 64 correct, as in you have to buy a full blown version of vista 64 and start with a clean slate?
115  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 20, 2009, 09:14:12 PM
So what are the benefits of having vista 64 over vista 32 barring the discussed memory limitations
116  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 20, 2009, 06:09:26 PM
Thanks for the quick response, so should I consider upgrading to vista 64??
117  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 20, 2009, 05:55:43 PM
So vista is only showing 3gb of memory because I have 2 9800gt cards (512mb each)in sli and those are taking up the other 1gb??
118  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Vista 32 and 4gb of ram?? on: March 20, 2009, 05:38:03 PM
Just got my new computer from the Dell outlet, which has 4gb of ram installed w/vista 32.  Is it true that vista 32 only recongnizes 3gb of ram??  If so why would dell sell a computer with 4gb of ram and vista 32??
119  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 8800gt to 9800gt Worth it?? on: March 19, 2009, 02:05:25 AM
Another question would I be better off adding another 9800gt to the system for sli or purchase a single nvidia 260 and sell the 9800gt that comes with the system on ebay for approx $75??
120  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 8800gt to 9800gt Worth it?? on: March 18, 2009, 05:04:56 PM

Quote from: Mattc0m on March 18, 2009, 04:38:09 PM

What processor did you get? For the life of me, i don't see any specific processor.

Sorry it's the E8400 (3.0ghz core duo)
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