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by Fastfreak39
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card after windows 10 upgrade
Replies: 24
Views: 4440

Re: Graphics Card after windows 10 upgrade

I had the same issue with a HD7770 but it also occurred with Windows 7. After much digging on the interweb, I found a forum where people seemed to think it was linked to the wireless card. Which I happened to be running a card with the same wifi chip they were accusing. I installed some updated driv...
by Fastfreak39
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Do you really need G-sync/Free sync?
Replies: 33
Views: 14059

Re: Do you really need G-sync/Free sync?

Gsync is better in fringe cases and in some specific classes of size/refresh due to the hardware. Otherwise, it's more expensive, more power, etc. It will lose long term as it doesn't offer enough added benefit. I agree it's too expensive right now, but I'm not sure it will "lose" long te...
by Fastfreak39
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Return to PC Gaming
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: Return to PC Gaming

I would prefer a smaller board I think. I'm hesitant because I didn't want to be short expansion slots. As of now I run a wifi card and sound card. I could ditch the wifi card. I was planning on getting a capture card for gaming but I can just go with an external one I suppose.
by Fastfreak39
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Return to PC Gaming
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: Return to PC Gaming

I think I might have DDR3L but I'll double check. The prices are so close that I would probably be better off going with Skylake and DDR4 for "future proofing." Regardless the smart move would be to wait until things settle down so I suppose I shall do that. Any recommendations for a well ...
by Fastfreak39
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Return to PC Gaming
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Return to PC Gaming

Hello Gerbils, it's been a while since I've been active on the forums although I still read the content. I'm making a return to computer gaming and I need some objective guidance on what to do about my PC. Current Setup is as follow: FX-6100 GA-990FXA-UD3 2x8GB DDR3 HD 7700 Evo 840 250GB Corsair 580...
by Fastfreak39
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing
Replies: 42
Views: 5674

Re: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing

How do you guys feel about used prosumer models like the 30D? Or the nikon and pentax equivalent? I'm not a fan of the higher level Sonys. None have the dual control dials besides the discontinued A700?
by Fastfreak39
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing
Replies: 42
Views: 5674

Re: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing

/revive. Just wanted to give you guys an update since you took the time to give me your input. A couple months ago my girlfriend and I purchased a Sony Alpha A390 on sale. We've been happy with it so far. It's very easy to use and the tilt-able screen is really appreciated since my lovely girlfriend...
by Fastfreak39
Thu May 05, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 45
Views: 4782

Re: Mass Effect 3

Bioware will ne- ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL! DIRECT INTERVENTION IS NECESSARY! hehehe I enjoyed that more than i should have... I'm willing to bet this has something to do with cramming to release TOR. It's been said for awhile that they may be spreading themselves too thin. I've thought that for a wh...
by Fastfreak39
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon's Age II
Replies: 107
Views: 8927

Re: Dragon's Age II (demo)

Hmm maybe it locked me to medium since I only have a DX10 card. Seems like a fair amount of people had issues with the high quality settings. It's only the demo so whatever. I just played for the in-game items anyways :)
by Fastfreak39
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon's Age II
Replies: 107
Views: 8927

Re: Dragon's Age II (demo)

My system is brand new, so perhaps the performance problems of choppiness and what not are due to too high of a quality setting? I ran it all maxed and I didn't experience any choppiness whatsoever. I did experience some pathing issues after I wrote my initial post. The demo was locked at the "...
by Fastfreak39
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon's Age II
Replies: 107
Views: 8927

Re: Dragon's Age II (demo)

Did you also have a quick pause during conversations and cut scenes when a different person spoke? The constant loading annoyed me. And I'm not a fan of the combat yet. All in all I'm skeptical but still not disappointed that I have it pre-ordered. I have faith in Bioware.
by Fastfreak39
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing
Replies: 42
Views: 5674

Re: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing

You guys pretty much confirmed my suspicion that we would end up wanting a DSLR. We cant quite afford it at the moment but probably this Spring we will pick up a beginner camera that you recommended. For now I suppose we'll use the TLS while familiarizing ourselves with photography. That being said ...
by Fastfreak39
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing
Replies: 42
Views: 5674

Getting Into The 35mm Film Thing

Hey guys, I'm looking for some help finding a good site/community to learn about SLR's and the whole 35mm film thing... Obviously I know nothing and my girlfriend only knows a little but wants to pick it up as a hobby, she took a photo class a couple years ago. It worked out since my Grandfather had...
by Fastfreak39
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 14592

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Birthday present!?!?!?
by Fastfreak39
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Identifying An Electronic Component
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Identifying An Electronic Component

We found a bag full of these chips in my grandfather's apartment. He worked for Martin Marietta as well as GE doing something with radar and other related equipment. Just curious as to what they were and why he would have so many of them.
by Fastfreak39
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Identifying An Electronic Component
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Identifying An Electronic Component

bthylafh wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/4rhyz9k

Looks like something for digital signal processing.


I suppose I should have stated that I did a google search. I was hoping for some more details from people that may have first hand knowledge.
by Fastfreak39
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Identifying An Electronic Component
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Identifying An Electronic Component

I was hoping one of you gerbils could tell me what this is?

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by Fastfreak39
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Razer Blackwidow
Replies: 32
Views: 3635

Re: Razer Blackwidow

Do you think de-glossing the Razer with a scour pad would be successful? I don't think I could live with that gloss finish with how I treat my keyboards.
by Fastfreak39
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: H67/P67 SandyBridge motherboard question
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: H67/P67 SandyBridge motherboard question

I was thinking about a new SandyBridge but adding a graphics card at a later date. I can build a system with the H67 chipset and say 6 months later add in a dedicated graphics card? Yes. Keep in mind the trade off seems to be losing any potential overclocking ability even with the K processors by g...
by Fastfreak39
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 15629

Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Props for being so clean and simple. I'll take a picture when I get a chance, it's a disaster zone.
by Fastfreak39
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1163041

Re: World Of Warcraft

redeye wrote:
PM is different than whisper I assume. In which case I have no idea. there weren't any PM's when I played.


My bad, I am referring to whispering when I say PM.
by Fastfreak39
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1163041

Re: World Of Warcraft

Thanks for the replies guys. Has any heard or have experience with this possible PM issue that I mentioned?
by Fastfreak39
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1163041

Re: World Of Warcraft

Don't mean to side track the conversation but I think you guys are the best bet for answering my questions. I have two WoW accounts on my battle.net and my girlfriend and I would like to start playing cataclysm with some friends. Can we both log in at the same time even though both accounts are on t...
by Fastfreak39
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Navigating The Wireless Router Ocean.
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Navigating The Wireless Router Ocean.

I stream HD video to my PS3 as well as host small LANs every once in a while. Our apartment actually covers more area than my parents house too... theres just no second floor.
by Fastfreak39
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Navigating The Wireless Router Ocean.
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Navigating The Wireless Router Ocean.

I just moved into a new apartment with my lovely girlfriend and I had to abandon my DIR-655 at my parents house for their use. I pretty much made the decision to purchase that router due to your recommendations so here I am once again. Should I just order another DIR-655? I don't want to spend over ...
by Fastfreak39
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's a Gundam!!! Any fans?
Replies: 105
Views: 24644

Re: It's a Gundam!!! Any fans?

I was thinking about going to the festival to see the 00 movie plus my brother even bought a pass that he wont be using buuuut I decided against it for monetary reasons :(
by Fastfreak39
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: (Amateur) Laptop Repair Diagnosis
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: (Amateur) Laptop Repair Diagnosis

Yep, it was dropped. Good luck. doG only knows what was rattled loose on the motherboard. Even if it runs, don't ever trust it with irreplaceable apps/data. It's only so he can play some games while he's at college. One of his hobbies is dropping laptops so it's more cost effective to repair this o...
by Fastfreak39
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: (Amateur) Laptop Repair Diagnosis
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: (Amateur) Laptop Repair Diagnosis

Yep, it was dropped. I don't think its a complete write off though. Granted I'm no expert but it does start up reliable and will go into the bios without fuss. I have a 30GB SSD that I may try to use to boot into Windows.
by Fastfreak39
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: (Amateur) Laptop Repair Diagnosis
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

(Amateur) Laptop Repair Diagnosis

To make a long story short, I'm attempting to fix a friend's gaming laptop. I'm not as familiar with laptops as I am with desktops so I've come to ask for aid in diagnosing the possible problem. The laptop in question is an Asus M50VM-X1 . I'm almost positive the Hard Drive needs to be replaced beca...
by Fastfreak39
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: The Fermi cards are pure fail :(
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: The Fermi cards are pure fail :(

I don't know about pure fail. They are more or less on par with ATI from a performance perspective. From what I've read it seems they will stay relevant well into the future compared to traditional video cards lifespans, if someone were to spend the extra money for one that is. Personally I wouldn't...
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