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by Tdash
Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista blue-screens when playing videos or games
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Interesting... lots of talk about possible incompatibilities between motherboard, RAM and the graphics card. Also some comments about it possibly being a heat issue.

Nothing solid though, I'll keep looking. Thanks for your answer fighterpilot.
by Tdash
Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista blue-screens when playing videos or games
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Vista blue-screens when playing videos or games

Hi all, First of all, this is not a flame at Vista. I actually like the OS, but I would like to resolve the issue I'm having as it is very disruptive. Whenever I play a video game (Oblivion mostly these days), play a video on Media Player or browse through pictures in Windows Photo Gallery, Vista ha...
by Tdash
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista does not see USB external hard drives
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Vista does not see USB external hard drives

Hi all, I've tried to connect a few external hard drives to my computer running Vista Home Premium. The OS seems to see the hardware, and load the drivers for it. When I try to access the drive through "Computer" (formerly known as My Computer) the drive letter is not present Has anyone el...
by Tdash
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: TheCold's experience with Vista, update one
Replies: 22
Views: 3528

Agreed, it's better than XP imho. Check out all the logging and monitoring in the new management screen (right click My Computer -> Manage) Aero looks great, I love the sidebar, search is phenomenal and much faster than Windows Desktop Search on XP. My only issue right now is an occasional BSOD when...
by Tdash
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Education level
Replies: 66
Views: 11479

MSE right now, and finishing the MBA soon. BTW Ned, Profit is maximized when you set your price such that MR=MC. I think you're referring to perfect competition, where your supply curve is determined by marginal cost. I.e. you are willing to supply in the short run as long as the price covers your v...
by Tdash
Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Deciding between Zalman 9700 and Tuniq Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Hey guys, Just a little update for those who want to know. I bought all the components and built my system this weekend. I got an Antec P180B (P182!! It has the space behind the mobo) and the Tuniq Tower 120. Setting everything up was painful (working inside the P180 is awful), but everything seems ...
by Tdash
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Vista Dilemma: Use an SB Audigy or ADI AD988x onboard audio?
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Doh, no Oblivion :(
That's the first thing I plan to play in all it's 1920x1200 glory.
by Tdash
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Vista Dilemma: Use an SB Audigy or ADI AD988x onboard audio?
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Thanks for the replies :)

Clarification then:
Regardless of what card I install, I will get software (i.e. not accelerated) EAX and DirectSound. Is this correct?

If it is, I guess I'd rather go with the discrete solution.

Thanks!
by Tdash
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Vista Dilemma: Use an SB Audigy or ADI AD988x onboard audio?
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Vista Dilemma: Use an SB Audigy or ADI AD988x onboard audio?

Hi all, I'm in the middle of building my new system and I wanted to get some help from this group. I have an ASUS P5B Deluxe with the Analog Devices onboard audio, which as I've read is pretty decent. I also have a Sound Blaster Audigy from my old box. I've read that Creative is only supporting X-Fi...
by Tdash
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Deciding between Zalman 9700 and Tuniq Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

I'll take a look at the review. The thing I like about the Zalman is the rheostat, so you can undervolt the fan if it is too loud. How loud is the Tuniq out of the box? Is the Zalman 9700 really that bad? It seems to do really well in this roundup: http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&num...
by Tdash
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Deciding between Zalman 9700 and Tuniq Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Deciding between Zalman 9700 and Tuniq Tower

Hi all,

I was wondering what people thought of these 2 coolers. I'm also worried about fit with an Asus P5B Deluxe and an Antec P180 case. From what I've read, the Scythe ninja doesn't fit due to capacitors around the socket for instance. Thanks in advance for your help!
by Tdash
Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Advice for new C2D system
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Thanks for the comments. The Seasonic S12 550W does have modular cables (for $129 they better lol :P ) I'll definitely get the P180B, I like black better anyway. What new graphics cards are coming out in April? I read a little about the ATi (AMD?) R600, but a video card that consumes 240W just doesn...
by Tdash
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Advice for new C2D system
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Advice for new C2D system

Hi fellas, So I've had my current PC for over 3 years, and it's time to upgrade. I'll probably move some components over from the old tower, but around 80% will be new kit. Here goes: * Motherboard: Trying to decide between a 965P board or a 650i board: ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 65...
by Tdash
Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: NVIDIA Buys Over AGEIA!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3658

"NVIDIA : ATI has always been a bunch of useless also-rans. We will always be ahead of them, even in physics. No matter what they do, they will always be second place."

LOL, April Fool's joke if there ever was one.
by Tdash
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warcraft - I hate 40 man raids
Replies: 16
Views: 2677

Maybe you just need to find a good guild. I'm one of the few warlocks in my guild, and we run through the entire MC in about 5.5 hours. We don't wipe on any boss for the most part, just the occasional accident. I agree that it can be frustrating, but when everyone is in sync and you're just cranking...
by Tdash
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Looking for advice on DSLR to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 1470

Wow thanks for all the replies guys! Aphasia: Thanks, good advice about going to check them out. I went to the Circuit City near me and looked at the Rebel XT as well as the 20D. The comments about the viewfinder being smaller and the handling not as good on the Rebel are true, but not $500 more tru...
by Tdash
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Looking for advice on DSLR to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 1470

Looking for advice on DSLR to buy

Hi all, I'm finally moving up to the DSLR world (have been using a REALLY old canon SLR from before the days of autofocus and fancy shmancy metering schemes) and would like some advice. I am looking for a good quality SLR, and image stabilization if at all possible since I'm not a big fan of tripods...
by Tdash
Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Drove 600 km and got offered a job 4 hours a week
Replies: 16
Views: 2012

No disrespect bro, but you're driving that long for punani... our friend here would be driving that to WORK. I think there is a slight difference in motivation here :wink:
by Tdash
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Wow...an interesting situation.
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

I would use either a bootable Windows CD (Bart PE comes to mind, check it out http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/) or perhaps a Live CD with a distro that has NFS drivers. I don't have that much experience with Live CDs but Knoppix seems to be the first choice that comes to mind. Good luck with your recovery
by Tdash
Fri May 27, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: MP3 front end for home theater
Replies: 12
Views: 3779

I had seen this, looks interesting. It does require some software on the serverside for it to work though right? Does anyone have one of these?
by Tdash
Fri May 27, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: MP3 front end for home theater
Replies: 12
Views: 3779

MP3 front end for home theater

Hi all, I just got a fairly nice receiver and some decent HK speakers for my living room. I've realized that I now listen mainly to MP3s, and most of my music is in that format. Does anyone have any suggestions for a front-end player for this? Initially I thought about a Mac Mini (would make a great...
by Tdash
Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Question: Trying to think of good ext storage solution
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Question: Trying to think of good ext storage solution

Hi all, I'm trying to come up with a redundant, cost effective storage solution for my data. The ideal would be two drives in RAID 0 in a NAS box, but the cheapest solution of this type costs $675. I was thinking of just buying two IDE drives, two enclosures, and maybe using some type of software ra...
by Tdash
Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Windows Networking Passwords
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

Although it's a little off topic, there is no longer a "PDC" on Windows networks. All domain controllers running Active Directory are considered to be "Masters" when considering replication. There is a PDC Emulator in order to allow NT4 clients to log in, however. Sharing might have been easier befo...
by Tdash
Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Windows Networking Passwords
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

The thing is, caching passwords would probably be some kind of option local to the client, not the server. In this case, you need a domain controller to enforce the group policy on the client. All net use does is mount a share to a drive letter, so I don't think that is going to help. Just out of cu...
by Tdash
Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Windows Networking Passwords
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

Hey no problem blitzy, happy to help.

fc, I was looking through the group policies and couldn't find the right option :-? I googled it and found something you might want to try:

http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/Articl ... 15206.html

good luck and please let me know if it works.
by Tdash
Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Windows Networking Passwords
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

Share permissions in Windows are kind of complicated if you want to do them correctly, as everything uses ACLs. First of all, turn off "Use Simple File Sharing" in the Tools -> Folder Options menu. Now, when you share a folder, you can set "Permissions" or "Security." Permissions specify what users ...
by Tdash
Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: CAT6 1000ft Online
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

This is correct, it is a fundamental limit because the transmitter and all hosts on the segment need to be able to sense collisions before the transmitter finishes a frame. However, note that the 100m is a very conservative limit, the actual max length is more than this if you take the time to figur...
by Tdash
Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 0 - Counterpoint to "Stop the Insanity!"
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Thanks nordo, I was starting to feel a bit peevish about going through the trouble of setting up my RAID-0 volume. :)
by Tdash
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fiber worth it?
Replies: 58
Views: 12273

this is completely insane :lol: If your friend is truly paranoid about his network being compromised in some fashion, I think a more protocol based approach would be better. Maybe you could run IPSec on all the links on your network? I still think this is pretty pointless, because if someone is will...
by Tdash
Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Alternative shells for Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Well, I think I'll try out LiteStep on the laptop, in case anything blows up. Any bets on whether the tablet stuff will still work with it? :)
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