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  1. Wouldnt ever trust a Gigabyte mobo again after having an infinite loop error off my first athlon board. I recommend the Asus boards, P5B if you want Intel chipset or P5n32+ for nforce. (its a fully specced 650i board)
  2. Shame - I think youll regret the 8600, especially since the new GT is inbetween 8600 and 8800GTS price while still as powerful as(if not slightly more than) the 8800GTS. Still 500W will be ample power
  3. All should be fine m8 - the patriot ram has other profiles one of which is 5-5-5-15, in fact the ram actually defaults to that setting. Ive mismatched ram before now (as long as theyre paired still) and the bios just auto selects the slowest compatible timings accross the 2 speeds.
  4. Its not how many it can handle - that would by Amps, Watts is how much current the PSU serves. You can find out by looking at the side of the PSU therell be plenty of info there but the Wattage is usually at the side and larger text.
  5. Ok first the PSU - 300W is not gonna run a gaming standard 8 series card. It is very unlikely to fry anything though, since the problem will be it not being able to supply enough power, what will actually happen is random restarts. Next from the list of games you have there, you need to be looking at an 8800GTS, the new 8800GT should be out now and one of those would also be suitable. with the GTS you need to be thinking of resolution if you use 1600x1200 or greater then you will need the full version with 640MB onboard memory. 1280x1024 or less and the 320MB version will be fine. With an 8800 card in mind, a 500W PSU is the minimum you should look at, you may well get away with less but any future upgrade may bring the PSU to its knees again so better to have a little in reserve, any major brand should be safe. X-Clio are cheap but reliable if you can get one.
  6. You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab. If you are using Windows XP Professional, you must disable Simple File Sharing. By default, Windows XP Professional uses Simple File sharing when it is not joined to a domain. To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps: 1.Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties. 2.Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears). 3.Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab. 4.In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box. 5.Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message: You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes. Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of. 6.Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.
  7. download a program called Active smart and run it - it can tell you if the drives own monitoring is picking anything up. As for the disc probs, is it actually showing disc checker running, if its just thrashing then it could be the disc indexing service doing its thing. If not then my best guess is that it might have write caching enabled and the power to the drive is going off before the drive can finish writing. Try diasabling it (Device manger, Hard drive properties, Policies Tab) and see if it still happens.
  8. Hi Gamecop - Reviewed the thread including the grabs of CPU-Z which i would have recommended too. If youre looking at playing more modern games then 2GB is gonna be about what you need - youll only notice more if you need to alt-tab to the desktop frequently. I would personally go with Patriot ram here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220144 I have 4GB of this ram in my system. (for those interested 3.25GB is usable after a windows load and i have Graphics and sound cards 2 Sata drives and usb installed) Your choice then is either to run at the same latencies as the ram you already have installed or better still imo pull the existing ram out and run the new stuff at the lower latencies, Intel based systems are more responsive at lower latencies, whereas AMD seem to prefer more grunt (Mhz). In order to run at the lower latencies youll probably have to go into bios and set the cas latencies manually to 4-4-4-12, but thats a simple enough thing. Although im running a quad core q6600, my hard drive is nothing special but in a multiplayer game, Im one of the first into game after a map change, so the ram keeps up and suits me fine. One final point to note is that the Patriot ram comes with a lifetime guarantee, not that i think thered be cause to use it
  9. Good timing for my drop in visit oldie but not exactly the most frequent poster, so wheres Emo hiding???
  10. ah thankee - i looked on mame.net but theyre the same as what i have
  11. Hey guys been a while dunno if anyone remembers the name but i need some help after a mame upgrade please Last version of Mame32 was .67 which was running peachy I upgraded to 117 and got a full romset and moved the appropriate folders across, artwork snaps etc. Everythings running but for the life of me i dont get any backdrops bezels or overlays to render, is it broken or can someone please help an old veteran?
  12. I dunno... i fry my mobo (well a powercut does anyway) and i go out and get meself a spankin new one and what do i find??? The neocows are on strike and theres no Neocream Godamn never thought id miss MJs Breasts
  13. Aah well sites like that never last and for those that never actually saw the site, I can assure you it did exist still doesnt matter now then
  14. Hey guys havent been around in quite a while and sorry my first post back is askin for help but here goes; A while back i heard of a site to download file planet files without having to wait you just entered the files no and bobs your auntie. Well ive lost the link and cant find it anywhere can anyone here help?
  15. Heres the shots After mucho speculation, Sony have revealed the first concept unit for the PSP, the only credible challenger to the GBA SP on the horizon. Even though the images are still just renders and feature evidence of some none too subtle screenshot editing in PhotoShop, this is probably what you'll have in your sweaty little paws come release day. The screen is huge and in widescreen format, while the buttons appear to be touch-sensitive, not standard 'clickers.' While there's no sign of the much-vaunted analogue stick, the are rumours which suggest that it does pop up from its flush position on the left. However, one concern is the position of the reset button, which is located in an area where it could be accidentally pressed in the heat of gaming. Bear in mind this is only concept artwork. While Ken Kutarugi made it clear that this isn't the final design, early renders of the PS2 didn't vary too much from the final product, so Sony probably wouldn't be showing it if they weren't at least 90% sure.
  16. Getting cable for the first time was amazing but now ntl cap at 1 Gb/day download. If you use it up 3 times in a month then you get kicked.
  17. heres how ive solved the opengl errors - simply download GLDirect from here http://www.scitechsoft.com/products/ent/en...in_download.php and install but do not actually use it, enable NVidia opengl in the menu and everything now works fine. Im guessing it overwrites a system file somewhere.
  18. Deus Ex - I waited eagerly for it to be released only to find i just cant get into it at all
  19. Nice to see the corporates getting shafted the same way we do. Even better... nice to see the shafters getting shafted by the shaftees.
  20. Just in case anyone else gets the same prob Fx cards appear to do something similar
  21. Ive now researched this fault thouroughly and have probably tried every trick there is. The problem is caused by an incompatability between all 3 things. So if youre running XP on a Via chipset mobo and GeForce Card and are being dropped to desktop in games or having your machine restart or seeing the dreaded BSOD - bad news you probly got it too. The cures include Replacing your Power Supply Replacing Ram Replacing Graphics Card Reinstalling XP after turning off ACPI in Bios Underclocking system Underclocking Graphics card Closing NVidia driver help service Changing Detonator drivers Changing Via drivers (there are also some beta drivers which close the RX55 memory segment) Now the bad news, some people have reported that if none of the above tricks work then youre stuck with replacing your mobo because installation of an older OS (ME or 98 ) will not help either as the loop error then appears in that OS. So in conclussion I guess im up s**t creek without a paddle and a new mobo is required, so Im looking at a budget buy - probly a Jetway nForce 2 PAP Ultra which includes 6 channel sound and LAN (but no onboard graphics) for £58 So thanks to all who tried to help me out with this
  22. Ive seen CDRs that are about 9 years old of various brands and im happy to report all are still working except 1 which has suffererd minute scratches. Look after them and theyll be fine.
  23. Read On it was fake http://www.mail-archive.com/isn@attrition....g/msg01194.html
  24. its quite good and not that hard. it just requires 3 progs setup in the right order
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