1. Post #1241
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    When everyone's done with their work people usually play their pirated copies of Quake III on the computers at my school. I was glancing over their screens and noticed that half of the people had pings of 0 and the other half had something around 50. Anyone know why it's like that?
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  2. Post #1242
    Thanks but looks like you have to buy it?

    I probably should have mentioned I am looking for a free one.
    It's in beta right now so you are beta testing to keep it free. But once it's released you pay a subscription. I preordered it for 2 years for really cheap.
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  3. Post #1243
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    My dad is looking for a 60GB SSD at a great price.
    Suggestions? No real budget, he just wants the best bang/buck SSD available
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  4. Post #1244
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    Just bought a RevoDrive 3 120GB, my plan is to have Windows 7 on it along with PS, AE and some steam games.

    Does anyone have a program which makes sorting HDD/SDD installs and stuff easy? I remember a program which made you able to choose which games from steam and just with a click of a button it was on the SSD.

    Edited:

    My dad is looking for a 60GB SSD at a great price.
    Suggestions? No real budget, he just wants the best bang/buck SSD available
    The Corsair Force Series 3 60GB seems to suit your needs, cheap for an SSD too.

    EDIT: Found the program.
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  5. Post #1245
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    Just bought a RevoDrive 120GB, my plan is to have Windows 7 on it along with PS, AE and some steam games.

    Does anyone have a program which makes sorting HDD/SDD installs and stuff easy? I remember a program which made you able to choose which games from steam and just with a click of a button it was on the SSD.

    Edited:



    The Corsair Force Series 3 60GB seems to suit your needs, cheap for an SSD too.
    We'll probably get that one then, thanks

    And I second this request for the program, I'd love to put Skyrim and a few others on my SSD.
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  6. Post #1246
    Corsair M4 bitches~
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  7. Post #1247
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  9. Post #1249
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    The only problem I think might occur is that the registry shows the .exe to the HDD and not the SSD?

    Edited:

    So if you launch it via Steam it would run it form the HDD instead.
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  10. Post #1250
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    February 2008
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    My dad is looking for a 60GB SSD at a great price.
    Suggestions? No real budget, he just wants the best bang/buck SSD available
    Crucial M4 64GB
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  11. Post #1251
    Just bought a RevoDrive 3 120GB, my plan is to have Windows 7 on it along with PS, AE and some steam games.

    Does anyone have a program which makes sorting HDD/SDD installs and stuff easy? I remember a program which made you able to choose which games from steam and just with a click of a button it was on the SSD.

    Edited:



    The Corsair Force Series 3 60GB seems to suit your needs, cheap for an SSD too.

    EDIT: Found the program.
    EDIT FUCK HOW DID I NOT SEE YOUR LINK
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  12. Post #1252
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    October 2005
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    When everyone's done with their work people usually play their pirated copies of Quake III on the computers at my school. I was glancing over their screens and noticed that half of the people had pings of 0 and the other half had something around 50. Anyone know why it's like that?
    Maybe they weren't local players, they might have 'accidentally' hosted a server, and your schools network just so happens to allow external connections.
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  13. Post #1253
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    Maybe they weren't local players, they might have 'accidentally' hosted a server, and your schools network just so happens to allow external connections.
    I'll check it out tomorrow.
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  14. Post #1254
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    Going to buy a new HDD to replace my faulty crap one, will using my W7 key count as another use when the new HDD is installed?

    I dont have the Windows 7 disk, I just have the product code to register, and I have no idea how many uses are left or if I'll be left without an OS when the new HDD is in.
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    Going to buy a new HDD to replace my faulty crap one, will using my W7 key count as another use when the new HDD is installed?

    I dont have the Windows 7 disk, I just have the product code to register, and I have no idea how many uses are left or if I'll be left without an OS when the new HDD is in.
    It should work, Windows locks itself to the CPU not the HDD
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  16. Post #1256
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    I thought it locked itself to the motherboard.
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  17. Post #1257
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    I have an i7 920, and it runs pretty good temperatures, but I have a Thermaltake SpinQ, and it was a last minute thing because I forgot I ordered an OEM. So, should I sell this cooler and get a different one, or is there another one with better price/performance?
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  18. Post #1258
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    October 2008
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    On my school 's computers, if I plug my phone in, it complains because I don't have the admin rights to install hardware. The flash drive part of it works, so how do I suppress the error because of the rest?
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  19. Post #1259
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    April 2009
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    I thought it locked itself to the motherboard.
    It locks itself to multiple components, when a lot of components are changed at once Windows starts to be an ass and tells you that your code is illegal.
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  20. Post #1260
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    Dennab
    September 2010
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    So I'm looking to reinstall Windows Vista Home Premium but I need a good copy of the software, can you guys suggest any software to burn it to and with which settings? (I've tried before with Imgburn at 4x and it completely wigged out during installation).


    Also just so you lot don't yell at me I DO have a legit product key.
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  21. Post #1261
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    So I'm looking to reinstall Windows Vista Home Premium but I need a good copy of the software, can you guys suggest any software to burn it to and with which settings? (I've tried before with Imgburn at 4x and it completely wigged out during installation).


    Also just so you lot don't yell at me I DO have a legit product key.
    whatever image file you use make sure you verified it is a complete download via md5 checksum or something. that happened to me before and i ended up wasting a dvd
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  22. Post #1262
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    September 2010
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    Just need a little bit of reassurance: There's no difference between OEM and retail copies of Windows, right? I'm not sure if the copy I used before was OEM or not since my key is OEM.
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  23. Post #1263
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    Just need a little bit of reassurance: There's no difference between OEM and retail copies of Windows, right? I'm not sure if the copy I used before was OEM or not since my key is OEM.
    iirc oem can have bloatware and shit on it depending on where you get it just try to get retail if possible
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  24. Post #1264
    Any reliable sites for telling if your comp can run a specific game?
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  25. Post #1265
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    Any reliable sites for telling if your comp can run a specific game?
    http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx ???
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  26. Post #1266
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    Just need a little bit of reassurance: There's no difference between OEM and retail copies of Windows, right? I'm not sure if the copy I used before was OEM or not since my key is OEM.
    This is the text that is on a swedish website. Used google translate
    webhallen.com posted:
    OEM licenses are for you if you are an experienced computer builder. The product comes in a simple packaging and comes with no support from Microsoft, although features such as Windows Update, of course, included.

    Retail licenses give you the same functionality as the OEM, but comes with support facilities so you can contact Microsoft by phone / email if you have questions about operating system.
    But I herd that OEM key get some kind of "locked" to your mobo. Not sure about that.
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  27. Post #1267
    I used that, here's my rank for skyrim.

    Is it actually worth getting it on steam, with that rating?
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  28. Post #1268
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    July 2006
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    At what point should I worry about a HDD's heat? And what can I do about it if it's an issue?

    I have two WD2500KS that I've had for about six years that I just found are running at about 55C, according to Speccy. I have only recently checked those temps, so I have no reason to believe they have ever run cooler. Are these things time bombs waiting to fail right now?

    Also, they are positioned directly downwind from my front intake fans and spaced with open slots above and below. And still running at mid-50s.
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  29. Post #1269
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    I used that, here's my rank for skyrim.

    Is it actually worth getting it on steam, with that rating?
    What's in your computer? System Specs?

    You should be able to play skyrim at low setting at good framerates.
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  30. Post #1270
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    At what point should I worry about a HDD's heat? And what can I do about it if it's an issue?

    I have two WD2500KS that I've had for about six years that I just found are running at about 55C, according to Speccy. I have only recently checked those temps, so I have no reason to believe they have ever run cooler. Are these things time bombs waiting to fail right now?

    Also, they are positioned directly downwind from my front intake fans and spaced with open slots above and below. And still running at mid-50s.
    50c is optimal for HDD, it's fine
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  31. Post #1271
    What's in your computer? System Specs?

    You should be able to play skyrim at low setting at good framerates.
    I'm an idiot pc wise. I'm assuming you mean this stuff?
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  32. Post #1272
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    I used that, here's my rank for skyrim.

    Is it actually worth getting it on steam, with that rating?
    Systemrequiresmentslabs is an inherently flawed system, just write your specifications/post a speccy and we'll be able to tell you.
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  33. Post #1273
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    E4500 could do it low atleast, what's your GPU? Use http://www.piriform.com/speccy to check.
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    Used speccy, the results:
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  35. Post #1275
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    Used speccy, the results:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZzMPsuDkGk
    specs are near yours, looks like he can run it somewhat smoothly on low (remember, recording is going to take a few FPS as well)
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  36. Post #1276
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZzMPsuDkGk
    specs are near yours, looks like he can run it somewhat smoothly on low (remember, recording is going to take a few FPS as well)
    The blurriness there is the video, right?
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  38. Post #1278
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    The blurriness there is the video, right?
    not sure what res he's running at, but it's uploaded in 480p which is pretty low
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  39. Post #1279
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    On my school 's computers, if I plug my phone in, it complains because I don't have the admin rights to install hardware. The flash drive part of it works, so how do I suppress the error because of the rest?
    Since I'm at a physical keyboard now, I'll elaborate.

    When I plug my phone into the school computer, Windows (XP) asks me to give the username and password of an administrator to install a piece of hardware called (approx.) "CDC Serial". I'm going to assume it has something to do with tethering (which I have no interest in doing). The USB storage driver installs fine and I can still use it as USB storage, so I just click Cancel at this dialog, at which time Windows raises a huge stink about me trying to install hardware even though I don't have admin rights and blah blah blah for a few seconds then lets me carry on with my work.

    I'd rather have Windows ignore this particular piece of hardware until such time as an admin explicitly comes along and tells Windows to install this hardware (a.k.a. the fifth of never). It's low priority yes, but errors that can be solved (or suppressed when irrelevant) bother me. I don't know if this can be suppressed so part of my mind assumes it can.
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  40. Post #1280
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    Used speccy, the results:
    You can probably do low.
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