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  • (Quote) I don't think a card out there plays Crysis "well". And the problem is Crysis! :grumble: If I were given the choice I'd go with the 4850. It's faster, newer hardware with more overclocking potential (should you choose to). I'…
  • (Quote) If it's not the graphics card and it's causing the fan to spinup hard and stay on, then I suspect the motherboard isn't even POSTing. if you don't visibly see any leakage from the capacitors on the board it's possible the cpu or memory die…
  • There's a flash uninstall tool. You would need to run it, then download the latest from adobe's website. http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_14157 [I realize this is an ancient thread, but at least the solution is in the…
  • Hi Stoopid, The forum rules no longer allow any help by untrained malware helpers. Thank you for your cooperation. Katana
  • Be sure to export your router settings so if you do need to perform a reset someday you don't have to reconfigure everything ;).
  • That sucks. Good company, good product. Surprised they didn't at least try to sell it off to a competitor...
  • I think we have a winner. DVDfab offers a lot of presets, and while none of them work if I directly drop them onto the device, the option to create an AVI from each chapter has minimized the length of the individual files. Even if there's still a …
  • It's also a music DVD (live show) that I'm trying to encode, of material I'm very familiar with. But I have far from perfect pitch so there's always the possibility that I can't tell. Someone else recommended DVDfab for another reason but I've see…
  • (Quote) What about transcoding? Split the video and audio tracks, then re-encode then together? If I do the conversion of a working AVI through the Sansa encoder it's doing the 20fps conversion without pitch shifting (quarter octave would be noti…
  • I just found something that may explain things - 225 Kbps is the max supported bitrate for similar Pocket PC playback devices... Does this sound right? According to another online source the Maximum Bytes Per Second is 101885. The last encoding I…
  • Okay, I'm back with my tail between my legs :(. I have learned that the playback device I'm using (Sansa Fuze) plays at 20fps! This explains my issues I believe, because even with a properly encoded AVI file the audio still falls out of sync when …
  • (Quote) What's even funnier is I have an above average understanding of video editting and the formats, etc. If Super allowed for creating a single file from multiple VOBs (maybe it does and I missed it?) I would have been fine with that, as it d…
  • (Quote) The limitations of the playback device don't seem to be the problem. 90% of the issues are in the generated AVIs prior to trying to load them to the phone, the other 10% represents a single issue with the phone conversion losing sync. A l…
  • Well, all the solutions had their issues. I didn't keep a detaile dlog but one didn't keep the native FPS and things fell severely out of sync midway through. The other added subtitles, which I didn't want, and didn't allow the option to remove it…
  • Handbrake was the first, and it kept failing (some exception code, consistently regardless of settings). I used Super, which I'm already somewhat familiar with, but it creates individual mp4 files for each VOB. I was kinda hoping to get one large …
  • Depends on which audio gear...
  • So I guess my needs are: convert DVD to MP4. I didn't have a chance last night to try the suggested apps. As long as their output is compatible with playback on the device I should be golden. I still have a month before leaving on a long trip.
  • I'll check them both out and will report back. FWIW, there's no encryption/ripping to tackle here, so I can go straight from mpeg2 to avi or mp4. If I can go straight from mpeg2 to mp4 (is MP4 a standard or do I need to ensure compatibility?) that…
  • (Quote) I encountered the same problem but luck got me into an Opteron 170 for $75. Took almost 2 weeks of looking.
  • Like any headphones they should just start to receive the audio transmission. I don't know if it would create a mixer level for you to control as it would rely on the windows master volume to control the output level for any external speakers/headp…
  • Great review. They haven't shrunk the card size I see. Why no comparison benchmarks?
  • Issue is with the control Jobs has chosen over the hardware side. If the Apple OS was available for a PC platform I might actually buy it for certain uses, maybe even as a primary OS (but only if the software available was increased ten-fold). But…
  • I've had 2 issues with Vista (32 bit), fresh SP1 install: 1) Windows Media player doesn't always work. 2) My printer will sometimes get 80% through a page, sometime only 10%, before feeding the rest of the paper then subsequently feeding more shee…
  • (Quote) I can't believe I remembered the name of the app off the top of my head, considering I've never used it :p. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pe+builder
  • (Quote) You're absolutely correct, if the imaging software can see the array and it backs it up you should be fine. No better way of knowing than to test on a dummy server.
  • $600 is a small price to pay for the level of security a good image can give you. However, I think using raid 5 with regular data backups should suffice just about any small to mid-size business. Keeping your data and application servers seperate,…
  • True genius. If what he says about his drug use is true, he was probably happy to make it past 50. :D Keith Richards still outlived him though. Can't make sense of that.
  • Great thread, definitely added to my limited knowledge about the Mac and Panther. I had toyed with the idea of getting a Mac PC but decided against it after asking a Mac-addict friend who knew about the limitatons discussed here. Maybe I''ll just …
  • (Quote) The point in mentioning this was that if the hidden files and folders are not being 'shown' then you may have missed some of the files showing up under the documents and settings folders (meaning there could be 6GB of files, many of them ma…
  • (Quote) What version of windows is this? There are bootable CDs you can download, burn, and use to boot into the computer when receiving these types of messages (these discs assume your boot.ini is corrupt or misconfigured).
  • You mean the 8800GT, right? In which case you're "taking one for the team" is going to really pay off. I think you're making the right choice :D.
  • I've wasted a lot of hours on a few of those. Nice selection! :)
  • (Quote) This is pretty much it - if you want Vista to run faster, it takes the same or less amount of work to trim the services/resource usage in Vista as it would to properly convert a server platform to a fully functioning desktop one. Only diff…
  • (Quote) That's a tad rich for my blood. For those unaware, the 5 'clients' doesn't mean you can install the server on 5 machines, it means 5 machines can be connected and access data from the server simultaneously. This essentially makes it a $60…
  • (Quote) You should pull out the card, see what model they used, then go online to buy one. Hell, as long as it's close to the same specs just about any 8800GT will work. There's DVI to HDMI cables out there, I'm using one for my home theater setu…
  • You should move the 8800GT to your machine then, much better gaming card. If the Dell isn't for gaming then feed it 3d leftovers :D. And trying the 7600GT is still worth it (7600 and 8500 in the Dell). It sounds like your 5200 may be dying if it …
  • (Quote) You know what, if I read your post a bit more carefully I could have spared myself about 100 words. :bigggrin: I thought it was for you, then realized after your response it wasn't. Doh! :eek:
  • Is the 7600GT for your PC or his? (your 8500GT is comparable to the 7600GT) The FX5200 is many generations older, I'm not surprised the drivers are conflicting. I don't think the boot order of the video devices is causing your problem. The 7600G…
  • I'd guess what you're probably already thinking to be true - you're SOL. Something in the process of converting this or that signal is creating latency. It's one of the reasons for high end sound cards, for example. Say you want to input a mixer …
  • How much does Server 08 cost?
  • http://www.guru3d.com/category/vga_charts/ It appears to be a slight nod in performance to the 3870x2. I believe the consensus in the enthusiast community is the 3870x2 pisses wattage for breakfast and generates massive amounts of heat. The 9800G…
  • (Quote) Obviously you did a "repair" installation of windows, because there's still some startup settings from those infections at work here. In the future if you want to completely be rid of any trace of the prior virus/malware then you…
  • Make sure that any prior antivirus apps are fully removed and use the kaspersky AV removal tool before trying a reinstall of their product. I'd also ditch windows defender and any other anti-malware apps you may also be using as they can also inter…
  • Obviously the job you hold today in no way determines your actual worth in the job market, especially when first entering it with the skills and/or degree you now have. I was making 28k at the Geek Squad just a few years ago when I was easily a ski…
  • Have you eliminated the physical dvd/cd drive(s) as a possible cause? Sluggishness accessing data and failing to read media are also symptoms of hardware failure (or failing). A failing drive can also slow down the entire windows OS because explor…
  • Is 33k really a good starting salary with a degree and programming skills? I wish you the best of luck and thanks for sharing the interview experience :).
  • Asus makes decent stuff but I have no direct experience with the Winbooks. I'd say shop around and don't be affraid to check Dell for some decent laptop deals (their stuff isn't bad).
    in Winbook? Comment by stoopid May 2008
  • Update?