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The PC/Tech Thread
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I was horrified today when my C drive started ticking, followed by a pretty blue screen. I was certain it's toast, but after some messing with cables and whatnot it suddenly boots normally.
Either it's merely overheating, or it's one lucky bastard that survived a head failure.

Problem, officer?
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05-29-2010 06:42 AM
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For fuck's sake, it's ticking again. FFFFFFF-

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CrayolaColours Wrote:He just admitted today that he spent two hours...errr... shaking hands with the Bishop afterwards.
The Desert Fox Wrote:I thought when I downloaded it it was already emulated.
zagix Wrote:I'm stuck to the fagarena because I'm a fag
CrayolaColours Wrote:Woman up, will you? Grow a damn pussy and get over yourselves.
05-29-2010 07:00 AM
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Run a backup. Fastest possible method.
05-29-2010 07:09 AM
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I chkdsk'd it. Believe it or not, 4911 bad clusterfucks... Works fine now.

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The Desert Fox Wrote:I thought when I downloaded it it was already emulated.
zagix Wrote:I'm stuck to the fagarena because I'm a fag
CrayolaColours Wrote:Woman up, will you? Grow a damn pussy and get over yourselves.
05-29-2010 08:02 AM
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Aw fuck. I heard some ticking again, meaning there is still stuff causing the head to go "WTF" and reset its position in an attempt to read the bad sectors again.

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TrueAnarchist Wrote:and to think, i could be yiffing a hot vixen right about now
CrayolaColours Wrote:He just admitted today that he spent two hours...errr... shaking hands with the Bishop afterwards.
The Desert Fox Wrote:I thought when I downloaded it it was already emulated.
zagix Wrote:I'm stuck to the fagarena because I'm a fag
CrayolaColours Wrote:Woman up, will you? Grow a damn pussy and get over yourselves.
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Shit

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There is only one explanation CC:

Your hard drive is slowly turning into a clock.
05-30-2010 05:01 AM
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BaronVonStrangle Wrote:There is only one explanation CC:

Your hard drive is slowly turning into a clock.
WHAT YOU SAY ಠ_ಠ

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TrueAnarchist Wrote:and to think, i could be yiffing a hot vixen right about now
CrayolaColours Wrote:He just admitted today that he spent two hours...errr... shaking hands with the Bishop afterwards.
The Desert Fox Wrote:I thought when I downloaded it it was already emulated.
zagix Wrote:I'm stuck to the fagarena because I'm a fag
CrayolaColours Wrote:Woman up, will you? Grow a damn pussy and get over yourselves.
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Your harddisks fucked. Buy a new one.

I'm building a new PC soon. Dunno if I wanna try AMD again with one of their X6s or go with Intel's i7s or i5s...

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BUY A UNIX MACHINE!!!
06-03-2010 12:01 PM
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Well, isn't basically anything that has a processor capable of being a *nix machine? I mean, look at linux, it's been ported to anything and everything.

Still, I like Windows. Never had too many issues with it.

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06-03-2010 12:04 PM
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1. Get 1TB hardfucker
2. Dualboot 2 smaller partitions + 1 store? could use winext or whatever the fuck it's called
3. ?????
4. PROFIT!!!11!1!

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The screen on my damn laptop broke, and I had to send it in for repairs. The warranty I had on it granted me a loaner while my original laptop would be under repair at Fry's Electronics for about a month or more. At first I was thinking I was going to receive a shitty, five year old Dell laptop based on what I've heard about the store, but they ended up bringing out a brand-new system for me to use. It looked like it had just about everything I needed, hell it even had a Blu-Ray player.

I was eager to get all my crap onto it, I was thinking: "Oh, well since it has 4 GB of RAM, a high end Core i5 CPU, and a Blu-Ray player, then it must have at least a basic dedicated video card from Nvidia or ATI, right?"

I open up device manager, go to the video devices to check, and to my horror I see the thing I dreaded the most...

Integrated Intel HD Graphics.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

It pisses me off how manufactures will have impressive specs: high RAM, good CPU, a ton of hard drive space...but then they give you Intel's crappy integrated video card that struggles running five year old games on anything higher than medium settings, or 3d programs like Maya and 3ds Max.

Oh well, still better than what I was expecting.

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Lunatic Wrote:1. Get 1TB hardfucker
2. Dualboot 2 smaller partitions + 1 store? could use winext or whatever the fuck it's called
3. ?????
4. PROFIT!!!11!1!
What
Was I drunk when I wrote this?
Wingless Wrote:The screen on my damn laptop broke, and I had to send it in for repairs. The warranty I had on it granted me a loaner while my original laptop would be under repair at Fry's Electronics for about a month or more. At first I was thinking I was going to receive a shitty, five year old Dell laptop based on what I've heard about the store, but they ended up bringing out a brand-new system for me to use. It looked like it had just about everything I needed, hell it even had a Blu-Ray player.

I was eager to get all my crap onto it, I was thinking: "Oh, well since it has 4 GB of RAM, a high end Core i5 CPU, and a Blu-Ray player, then it must have at least a basic dedicated video card from Nvidia or ATI, right?"

I open up device manager, go to the video devices to check, and to my horror I see the thing I dreaded the most...

Integrated Intel HD Graphics.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

It pisses me off how manufactures will have impressive specs: high RAM, good CPU, a ton of hard drive space...but then they give you Intel's crappy integrated video card that struggles running five year old games on anything higher than medium settings, or 3d programs like Maya and 3ds Max.

Oh well, still better than what I was expecting.
And of course they don't make it obvious, it's next to impossible to find what video card a laptop has in a store.

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This is why any computer savy person should build their own computer and recieve MAXIMUM POWER

also wingless, the following should should intrest you
http://www.intel9xx.moonfruit.com/
12-10-2010 01:40 AM
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ProfessorVonStrangle Wrote:This is why any computer savy person should build their own computer and recieve MAXIMUM POWER

also wingless, the following should should intrest you
http://www.intel9xx.moonfruit.com/

Actually, after testing it out, it seems the GPU is actually decently better than intel's 9xx series that the site mentions. The "HD" series integrated into the Corei3, i5, and i7 laptops is better than ATI and Nvidia's own integrated cards, and some of their lowest end dedicated cards. Tested out Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock, COD ran nearly maxed out (shadows disabled) at the screen's native resolution with a solid 28fps, up to 60fps inside buildings. Bioshock ran with DX10 textures, shadows disabled, real-time reflections disabled, and a screen resolution of 1280x728 at about 20fps, choppy, but still playable.

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Blah new AMD CPU that has 8 cores came out blah.

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my god you're right
But it's fucking expensive as hell

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I have my Core i7 920 with stock cooler, for over a year now..and my temps are on avg 55 and sometimes 60 degrees celcius on IDLE. My friends letting me buy his old Corsair H50 watercooler and was wondering if it's worth it...And I cleaned my PC from all dust Biggrin

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