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lordbean
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  • Shift codes posted 01/01 - includes two PC codes for some reason. Both worked for me. PS3: KBKBT-WH6W3-T55C3-ZT5TJ-5J6ZT PC: 53W3T-WF3KK-5FBT3-33TTB-CF5K3 PC: CBCJJ-3RJ55-5XT3J-3T3T3-TRCTK X360: WBW3B-TXJBX-XZXJ6-56J3B-WXTHK
  • Codes posted 12/26, still active as of this posting. Good for 3 keys. Desktop: W3CTT-96CHC-WFBB3-B3BBT-XS66W Xbox: WT53J-RJBXZ-6Z636-56J3B-RJ39R PS3: WTWTJ-ZRHHW-JWWK3-9TKJB-ZKK53
  • Vishera still runs quite hot when hit with a lot of FP load as it's still being manufactured on the 32nm process. When doing the maximum heat test in prime95, my CPU gets to 69C on the 212 evo - 1 degree from TJmax. It peaks at 56C in games. Pretty…
  • Around $2200 CDN after tax - though it was mostly the fault of the graphics cards for bloating the budget. I didn't want to have to be upgrading it much though. Edit - more specific reasons for me going with AMD over intel are definitely budget rel…
  • Haha, yeah it was getting to the point where my old PC was really starting to feel dated. My faithful old Core 2 Quad just hasn't been keeping up lately.
  • Oh god what. 73% unplayed? Yeesh. I need to stop buying things when they go on sale just because they're only 5 bucks.
  • In a post apocalyptic world, one man returns from the microwave dimension to feast upon the remains of those who once lived... rated R. OHAI!!!! I see from my steam list that some of you are as addicted to BL2 as I am, if anyone wants a gameplay p…
  • Heh, parallelism has already just about taken over the consumer desktop, whether folks want to admit it or not. My gaming rig has 4 processing cores, 2 linked graphics cores, 4 sticks of RAM accessed in 2 channels, and 5 hard drives accessed as a si…
  • I have installed Windows 7 on an Asus 1000HE netbook, and honestly, it ran beautifully. I wouldn't even dare try that with Windows Vista.
  • I have a pretty heavy addiction to eve - I'm already pretty settled into a corp, but feel free to hit me up when you guys are online. Jettarina is my main toon.
  • Cliff_Forster said:Listen, main point I want to make is this, and this does not stem so much from Icrontic as it does the graphics enthusiast community in a whole. Fermi was perceived to be the Jesus card, it was going to come and save us all from …
  • Curious to hear about all these issues people are having - I've used every catalyst version except 10.2 (which I somehow managed to skip) on my dual HD5850 configuration, and whether running crossfired or stand-alone for more monitors, synchronous o…
  • My core 2 quad CPU is the first processor I have ever skipped a CPU generation entirely with. Apart from a passing fancy, I never saw any real reason to upgrade to a core i7.
  • Added you to my address book.
  • Old SSI game called "The Summoning". I loved that game, thought it was fantastic - even today I think for its time it was an amazing game. I never actually made it entirely through.
  • Responding to original topic, not above posts - I had a look at some comparison numbers for the GTX 480 against the Radeon HD 5870 and 5970 (I considered the 480 vs 5870 to be the fair comparison as it is single GPU vs single GPU). Honestly, nvidi…
  • The amusing thing is - I didn't even know there was a challenge running at all. I just left my GTX 285 in my second PC folding as a source of heat.
  • Good stuff... I hadn't had time to check that out yet today. I can never resist grabbing games for 2 bucks.
    in Steam Deals Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • If you exchanged the memory and you're still getting the problem, the issue is very likely with the motherboard. Try entering the BIOS (to do this, spam the Del key after the PC turns on), find the option that says "Load Performance Defaults", use i…
  • I find having the 2GB RAM drive with a small page file of its own significantly speeds up the feel of my system - like superfetch, only without all the extra hard drive reads. I believe Windows is actually intelligent enough to use the fastest avail…
  • My thoughts on my configuration were that the speed from having a RAM disk page file is good, but it still leaves the issue of the page file being on a non-expandable media in the event of high RAM usage - hence the dedicated HD partition added in.
  • Also check the page file settings and see if it's been messed with at all - if the page file is disabled or set manually to a very low amount of space (less than double the amount of RAM in the PC counts as low), the PC may eventually crash due to b…
  • Weekend Deal - Jan 21 - Jan 24 Company of Heroes: Complete Pack1 - 75% off ($12.49, Genre: Action, Strategy, Metascore: 70|87|93) Notes: 1. Includes Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor. The g…
    in Steam Deals Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • Since by the sound of it you're dealing with all new parts, the problem unfortunately may be almost anything in the computer. It sounds like your computer is failing to POST, which doesn't necessarily mean the graphics card is bad - any piece of the…
  • ardichoke said:qft qft2
  • Midweek Madness - Jan 19 - Jan 21 Men of War: Gold Edition1 - 66% off ($11.89, Genre: Strategy, Metascore: 80/100) Notes: 1. Includes Men of War and Men of War: Red Tide. The games may also be purchased separately with the 66% discount. My opinion…
    in Steam Deals Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • If the NVIDIA driver performs a GPU reset for any reason, the graphics card will lock into the lowest BIOS clock speed settings the card has. Before I modded my GTX 285 to increase the fan speed, it used to crash after about 20 minutes of gameplay i…
  • Koreish said:I'm still waiting for the sequel to Titanic. James Cameron movies are released when they're ready, much like Duke Nukem Forever. Oh wait.
  • Thrax said:Buy the 2.6. +1. For a slightly more expanded reason, when you're planning to overclock you typically purchase the slowest processor in the desired line (that's why my PC has a Q9450 in it - slowest 12MB L2 quad) and then crank it up as …
  • Tim said:5670 > 4870 or 4870 > 5670 ? I can run Ultra settings in WoW on my 4870 at stock speeds with no problem at 1600 X 1200. World of Warcraft = fail comparison. If you have any HD38xx card or higher you can automatically max it.
  • Weekend Deal - Jan 15 - Jan 17 Dirt 2 - 50% off ($19.99, Genre: Racing, Metascore: 89/100) My opinion: If you like racing games in the very slightest, pick Dirt 2 up. It offers many hours of fun combined with some seriously impressive visuals. Defi…
    in Steam Deals Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • I'm surprised nobody has touched on this yet... The fact that this card does not require additional juice from the PSU makes it a very good choice for an HTPC. It would provide all the power you'd ever need for media decoding while offering excellen…
  • Whatever turns out to be the issue, the answer to your previous question is yes - it's fine to use a laptop plugged in, even with a bad battery. You just have to treat it like a normal computer and remember that it probably won't tolerate a power di…
  • Sounds to me like the battery has had most of its power cells enter a deep discharge state. A lithium ion battery is generally composed of three to twelve "cells", all of which discharge as the battery is used. Lithium Ion technology is limited by i…
  • Ob-v8 said:I was thinking of mirroring a 1TB physical drive, divided into two 500GB logical drives (C: & D: ), onto another 1TB physical drive. I'd like to say I'll clone the mirror to ext.IDE monthly, but that relies on me... so maybe I should…
  • Honestly I'm too skeptical about this game to want to try it. Games based on TV or movies usually don't turn out well, even if they get off to a good start. Lately, I've begun playing EVE online, and I seriously doubt this new star trek MMO will be …
  • Boxee box? DO WANT. Fully enclosed $75 water cooling? DO WANT. I better prep my wallet to take a couple of hits soon.
  • Agreed - I don't like where 3D tech is going either. It's a neat technology when it's used in, say, an IMAX theatre, but it really does take an enormous display in order to make the tech enjoyable. The glasses aren't honestly that comfortable, eithe…
  • Midweek Madness - Jan 12 to Jan 14 King's Bounty: Armored Princess - 75% off ($9.99, Genre: RPG, Metascore: 82/100) King's Bounty: The Legend - 75% off ($4.99, Genre: RPG, Strategy, Metascore: 79/100) King's Bounty: Gold Edition1 - 75% off ($11.25, …
    in Steam Deals Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • Weekend Deal - Jan 7 to Jan 10 Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - 66% off ($6.79, Genre: Action, Metascore: 69/100) My opinion: if you like to backpedal and shoot at stuff (a lot), then pick this game up. If you played the original Serious Sam g…
    in Steam Deals Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • Mobility 5870? Hot damn that's be a powerful laptop for games.
    in ASUS at CES Comment by lordbean Jan 2010
  • The problem is likely your graphics hardware. The Geforce 7000M is an IGP (integrated graphics processor), and is not capable of running most modern games without at least setting all the graphics details to minimum (even then, you may not get very …
  • My Death Knight is available for tanking heroics if needed. His gear's pretty solid for anything up to the ICC 5-man heroics, and even in those he may be able to survive.
  • The first computer I was allowed to use was an 80286 machine with RAM upgraded to 2MB (that was enormous in a 286). First computer of my own was an 80486 DX2 50MHz system that ran DOS and Windows 3.1, although I preferred to stick to true DOS. That …
  • Kealper said:My last nVidia product was a GeForce 6200...I've been an ATI man since then and aside from a few driver annoyances (ATI drivers are about the worst peices of software ever written) my OCed Radeon HD 3850 performs like a champ even on to…
  • No hard feelings, man. I just felt like it came out of nowhere, since there was nothing intended to be malicious in my comments about my array. I agree, a sustain read / write test would be useful - in this case, my setup may not seek as fast as a …