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by SuperSpy
Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Another pointless quiz
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

by SuperSpy
Wed Nov 20, 2002 11:30 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: How many Ghz?
Replies: 168
Views: 36566

Just added 2 more P4 1.8s:

450.647 Ghz
+ 3.6
=========
454.247 Ghz

Mmmmmm Gigahertzy......
by SuperSpy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:06 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Let's get this over with: What programming language are you?
Replies: 42
Views: 14016

C for me.



Yaay.



I think.
by SuperSpy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: How many Ghz?
Replies: 168
Views: 36566

Added four more P4 1.8s :-) (14 total I think)

442.981
+ 7.2
======
450.181 GHz

Within 50! C'mon
by SuperSpy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Micro Athlon Dually
Replies: 15
Views: 5306

I wonder if you could rig a water cooling system to it, or possibly a heat pipe, that would work very well keeping the heat outside. I'm seriously debating putting some 16-1800s in my old presario 4500 case, but I would have to do some serious modding. It would be neeto, but would probably sound lik...
by SuperSpy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Micro Athlon Dually
Replies: 15
Views: 5306

This looks so cool, I wonder if I could fit all that crap into my old presario 4532 case when I retire it. It would just be a big laugh to see people scoff at it then watch it boot up in like 20 seconds. Not to mention watching the massive wave of heat roll off the top :-) /me thinks this may be a g...
by SuperSpy
Sat Nov 09, 2002 8:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: SDR or DDR?
Replies: 32
Views: 2576

I agree with the above posters.

Windows (heart) RAM

I wouldn't recommend running anything less than 256MB unless your just using it for some sort of server, as multitasking would kill it.

Take it from me, the machine I'm typing this on now has 64mb of SDR.

It sucks. Period.
by SuperSpy
Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Be gone Windows Messenger!
Replies: 30
Views: 5524

I really hate that crap, really what were thay thinking, enabling something like for that by default. I can understand win2k, but XP home preinstalls?! C'mon.

/me fears the day when hacking and spamming come hand-in-hand.

(or has that day already come?)
by SuperSpy
Mon Nov 04, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Window Media Player 9
Replies: 26
Views: 5861

Windows Media Player 9? I turned my nose up ever since I saw 7.x, It looked disgustingly bloated.
Version 6.4 all the way for me (even on win2k/xp ;-), it plays everything 8/9 can, but it looks like a normal windows app, plus it can do always on top, so I can multitask.
by SuperSpy
Sun Nov 03, 2002 7:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bring It Back!
Replies: 33
Views: 7243

/me can vouch for commander keen, especially the dumbfish or whatever from like episode 4. lol. I used to get glued to that game so long. Even when I got my pentium II system.
I probably never saw some of the other cool games, as my first computer was a 386, but I would still play keen.
by SuperSpy
Fri Nov 01, 2002 3:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The wait for Hammer...
Replies: 40
Views: 6882

I will be waiting, I'm looking at an nForce2 for my XP2100+, so 333FSB should be second nature when its time to upgrade (whenever 'soon' really happens :-?).
by SuperSpy
Thu Oct 24, 2002 10:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RAM Troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Colixir is all that is printed in the chips; they are all the same, except for the size. They are all generic CAS 2.5 sticks. I ran the chips at every setting I could get, before I was able to run them with all the performance settings maxed out. They work fine in my friends identical machine. Notin...
by SuperSpy
Thu Oct 24, 2002 9:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RAM Troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 653

RAM Troubles

I changed my ram and now Windows XP Pro wont boot, it BSODs every time I start. My computer had 2 512MB PC2100 chips in it, and my friend had 1 256MB PC2100 chip. My friend and I decided to swap chips, I would give him a 512 chip and I would get a 256, so I got 768 total. After we made the swap, win...
by SuperSpy
Fri Oct 18, 2002 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: WinXp Cpu usage 96%
Replies: 18
Views: 2481

Stefan231, I can assure you that there is no problem with your system, the process labeled 'System Idle Process' is just that, the amount of CPU time that the computer is NOT using to run all the other tasks. This 'process' has an effective priority of zero, so any application that needs to use the ...
by SuperSpy
Tue Oct 15, 2002 12:42 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why didn't Slot type CPUs take off?
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

I love[d] my old p2 300 slot, solid as a rock and ice cold, unlike my athlonXP box that sounds like a small air conditioner.
(Then again, my athlon finishes several F@H WUs a day when my p2 was like several per week)
by SuperSpy
Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:40 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Reversing The CPU Fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Well, I did it, I checked the mbm sensors, and it gave me cpu 127F fan 4440 rpm system 87F I powered down, flipped the fan over and booted back up cpu 123 fan 4218 sys 84 with the case still off after 4 mins I put the case back on cpu 127 fan 4440 sys 84 after 12 minutes cpu 129 fan 4560 sys 87 All ...
by SuperSpy
Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:53 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Reversing The CPU Fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Or would it be better (for the CPU, with my set-up, the case will not be too adversely affected) to reverse the case fan to blow to the HSF?
by SuperSpy
Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Reversing The CPU Fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Reversing The CPU Fan?

I have an athlon XP 2100+ with a thermaltake volcano 7 varial 2900-5000 rpm fan. Since right in front of its intake is the rear case fan, wouldn't it be better to reverse the fan, pulling the hot air from the cpu directly into the case's exhaust, instead of fight the case fan for air? Also, how woul...
by SuperSpy
Mon Oct 14, 2002 12:58 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: How many Ghz?
Replies: 168
Views: 36566

"Introduced" two more p4 1.8s :-)

412.731 GHz
+ 3.6 GHz
==========
416.331 GHz

More to come....
by SuperSpy
Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:03 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: How many Ghz?
Replies: 168
Views: 36566

Just set up two P4 1.8s... more to come

401.451 Previous
+ 3.6
=====
405.051 GHz

Sweeeet...
by SuperSpy
Sun Sep 29, 2002 5:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The BEST!! Well....
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Tyan Tiger
Dual MP 2200
1GB DDR
Radeon 9700
23" Flat Panel
WD Special ED 120GB
and about 12 scsi HDDs
:-)
by SuperSpy
Sat Sep 28, 2002 2:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: 512MB enough ram to not use a PageFile?
Replies: 19
Views: 3290

My machine has 1GB of PC2100 and XP Pro still places some stuff in the pagefile, I use it to do cache-intensive searching and the unused stuff it swaps out really helps free up some otherwise wasted memory. If your using anything NT based, there should be no need to cut the pagefile, windows was des...
by SuperSpy
Wed Sep 18, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which mother board brand is reliable?
Replies: 26
Views: 3914

I got my new Abit-based computer about three months ago, and I have only had one minor problem with my usb flash card reader, which might be a problem with the reader, not the mobo. I have tweaked the bios down to every high-preformance setting, and it is still rock solid. AthlonXP 2100+ 1024Mb DDR2...
by SuperSpy
Sun Sep 15, 2002 1:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Refresh rate question
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Unless you have a really old monitor, setting the refresh rate to anything over 70 will take a big strain off of your eyes, they will not be able to detect the flicker at that rate. I had this trouble with my old computer, it would only do 60 at 1024x768, that just sucked for my eyes, I would get he...
by SuperSpy
Sun Sep 15, 2002 1:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Using "details" view in Windows XP
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Simply Click on the type tab, it will auto-sort.
by SuperSpy
Fri Sep 13, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: How many Ghz?
Replies: 168
Views: 36566

Prevoius Total 308.095ghz
+ 1 x 1.733 AthlonXP 2100
+ 1 x 1.533 AthlonXP 1800
+ 1 x 0.233 Old Pentium MMX
===================
New Total: 311.594 GHz
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