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by B166ER
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sound Card Issue, Would Appreciate Advise
Replies: 14
Views: 2383

Re: Sound Card Issue, Would Appreciate Advise

Its the capacitor, do you smell the tell-tale electrical burn smell? Any caps bulging at the top? Or have dark leakage seeping out from the top? JBI is indeed right, hardware components rarely go bad, but caps are 90% of hardware issues. Caps *usually* die a long death, you'll get rising noise, one ...
by B166ER
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 381
Views: 47232

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

I have few, very few gripes about Windows 10, moreso an overall issue with how big MS as an OS maker has become. Windows as a product has splintered to cater to so many needs, its become difficult to keep it efficient. One gripe I have, extremely minor is how I have Windows clock set to military tim...
by B166ER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1399
Views: 132286

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I'm a bedroom producer and need a decent quality audio interface, I have a Focusrite Saffire firewire interface from like 10 years ago. Prosumer audio interfaces are so damn expensive, even though the tech really hasn't evolved much. I'm in between jobs, so money isn't flowing the way Id like, so bu...
by B166ER
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Shark Week is over. :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Shark Week is over. :(

I hate it when its gone! I wish they woulda had more content on the DiscoveryHD channel. But the Sharkman episode was mind blowing! The dude actually fin-rode a 16 foot female Great White! I kid you not, nothing was as amazing as that. Unfortunately I still believe not matter how much you think you ...
by B166ER
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrading Gf's Dell; Pentium M 1.5Ghz or Netburst 3Ghz?
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

As I quote myself: And the Pent M isn't purely mobile, it has fit for desktops as well, it IS a 478 pin, but i think you need a special mobo, hence why Im here asking a question that doesn't spark anyones interest. Its the part where i said you can use Pent M, but with a SPECIAL mobo. But thats neit...
by B166ER
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrading Gf's Dell; Pentium M 1.5Ghz or Netburst 3Ghz?
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Because it's a Dell you're not really guaranteed to be able to upgrade the CPU. Definitely not with the Pentium M. It's a mobile processor and won't fit a desktop Socket 478. Totally different sockets. One thing you can do is make sure the hard drive acoustic management is turned off. That will giv...
by B166ER
Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrading Gf's Dell; Pentium M 1.5Ghz or Netburst 3Ghz?
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Centrino? Are we talking notebooks here? :o How much RAM does the current system have? If the computer seems "fine" for doing what she wants, the fact that you are not satisfied may be just due to lack of RAM. And Dell regularly under-equip RAM to give you a good sticker price. Sorry, the...
by B166ER
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrading Gf's Dell; Pentium M 1.5Ghz or Netburst 3Ghz?
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

The netburst would be faster, but I don't think it is worth it, if you were to just swap mobo, ram, and CPU you would get much better performance for your dollar. X2 3600+ X1250 mobo and 1-2 gigs of some RAM That would probably run you about $200, and would be SO much faster. PS: I'm not sure if De...
by B166ER
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrading Gf's Dell; Pentium M 1.5Ghz or Netburst 3Ghz?
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Upgrading Gf's Dell; Pentium M 1.5Ghz or Netburst 3Ghz?

So my girls got a Dell, and while I'd love to give it the boot (cant do half of what I need to do on it.), she says its fine by her needs (whatever those are...) and will only let me give it a few upgrades. I think she thinks I'll mess it up, cant convince her otherwise. So, shes got a Celery 2.4, 2...
by B166ER
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Seriously?
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Seriously?

Did y'all not see the Fantasti-Car arrive in Siberia at near light speeds?? Topless, in what, -20 degree snow? C'mon,. the plot just swent west right there. Theres no glory in all of a sudden the heroes just win. While Jessica as InvisiGirl was nice, she was way beyond hot, as well as Kerry Washingt...
by B166ER
Sun May 20, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop desires...
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Laptop desires...

So I need a lappie. Yay. Im not enthused. Why? Because in the computer game, laptops are such a close ended product. You get what you get, and most of the times the reasons for such are hardly understandable. I think the most applicable logic to laptop design would be most for least, but dont confus...
by B166ER
Fri May 18, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Have you thought of building one.? Maximum PC ran an article about putting your own together using good performance parts. It worked out very fast and way cheaper than a store bought...didnt look too hard... Yeah, Asus sold white-box (bare-ish bones) lappies, but its still the W7 (older vers.)frame...
by B166ER
Fri May 18, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

So my search has turned up only one lappie to suit my needs (so far), the Samsung Q70 with a good list of feats: C2D 2ghz, 2 gig 667mhz (meh, cant win em all, but damn this IS Santa Rosa chipset, gimme 800!!), 8400GS (would rather GT) 160gig 5400rpm (storage aint such a biggie), and ~4lbs, 13.3 wide...
by B166ER
Wed May 09, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

GMA SLI anyone?
by B166ER
Wed May 09, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

It'd have to be a GT, because the GS's have the 64-bit bus. Depending on your budget and what laptop prices look like, i'd be tempted very strongly by the mobile 8600s, but i'd think the 8400GT, based on clocks alone, should be a reasonable performer in NWN2. Oh I'm tempted to go there, as the 15.4...
by B166ER
Wed May 09, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Interesting. I've never given much thought to the SPs in the 8000 series, would their clocks make a diff, enough to make small screen playing not so much of a pain? With my 9600, NN2 in FRAPS is about 14 (!) fps midview @ 800x600. Yes i realize that absolute crap but as i said I'm not such a gamer. ...
by B166ER
Wed May 09, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M
Replies: 11
Views: 3601

Radeon 9600 pro vs. GeForce Go 8400M

Why do I ask? I have an aging system (AMD single core 1.8GHz/1.5 gig/Radeon 9600Pro 256 megs) and I'm gonna upgrade here soon to a lappie and connect to my 22" widescreen, but my lappie choices have been narrowed due to my ungodly requirements. I need something quite portable (less than 4.5 pou...
by B166ER
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Agena 1.9 GHz Overclocks To 3.05 GHz
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Excellent.... excceeellent...
by B166ER
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

No Dirge, thank you, tho. Im all set now.
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Yes why were you? I mean i thought thats what forums were for. Somebody's in need of info, or help, and we do that, we help. Whether a website of small file (I think 7 megs is small nowadays tho Im sure those dial ups would disagree! :) ) Nonetheless why challenge me on why I need Winamp, would it b...
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Lol, ok fellas, no need anymore. I cant bring in outside storage media, for quite obvious reasons (who's putting viruses on which machine) USB ports need admin priv. And as far as asking IT to put it on for me, why should I get them involved. the situ is 'dont ask dont tell', not 'y'all my hookup'. ...
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Ahh but Im straight; the guys in IT aint worried about me ( i help them out all the time!) But I cant fight corp policy! Im gonna have to accept it, no beats tonight, It was such a dull shift too. Oh well.. thanks to all that could, did or thought about it...
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

To get past Gmails block, no *.exe's (looks like virus). Thanks for trying but of course, turboupload is blocked. Oh well. Good to know i could count on one of you lot!
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Wow, nobody can help me? Ouch!
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

How do you expect to listen to streaming music when you can't even visit download sites? What if they block the streaming ports too like this one place I worked at? Ok, this is difficult. have Winamp on other comps here, and use it regularly, Im just on another unit and diff comp. I know some guys ...
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Blocked. 'Sides, i like Shoutcasts streaming music channels.
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Captain Ned wrote:
And off to General Software we go.

Sorry ned, but being that Im asking for software and not an actual software question wouldnt the Back Porch be a better thread?
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Im blocked from download sites. I wouldnt ask here unless I was at my last recourse.
by B166ER
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?

Would like to hear some streaming music while at work but Im locked out of the Winamp download site, send it to me thru email, Ill be your friend!

johnnytluxury@gmail.com
by B166ER
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 1st Build: 3 Monitors (1x30"Dell); non-gamer; higher en
Replies: 61
Views: 15075

well, im not big on workstation stuff, but to fit your needs, here is what i have come up with. im probably gonna hear it from someone about this, but my knowledge of workstations is limited 0.o now im assuming you have plenty of mulah to spend on this. 1. antec p180 case (its a great, sturdy case ...
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