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  1. Our cat bit and scratched us, so the vet suggested getting a female cat for him to play with (apparently if they're the same gender they're too competitive). It worked pretty well; he bites and scratches her now, and leaves us alone unless we mess with him. I'm not a big fan of cats either, but having two isn't that much different than one, and if having the second cat means you get bit less, then at least one of the little buggers serves a purpose.
  2. I had a friend who's comp. did those random shutdowns because he had a busted capacitor on his motherboard.
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    Age of Empires 3 will supposively come out sometime around the end of the year.
  4. I agree with what cchalogamer said, but need a server for what you do... It looks to me like the ram you've chosen isn't registered, and most, if not all, dual cpu motherboards will require registered memory. I'm by no means an expert, but here's some reasonably priced stuff that I was considering for my "someday" server build. registered ram
  5. Along the lines of what's been said, the easiest thing I can think of would be to break it down into individual parts, and have each part in a separate cell, then sum them. In cell 1... If(C4*AH37<0, 0, C4*AH37) cell 2... If(C5*AH38<0, 0, C5*AH38) Then you could have another cell that equals cell1+cell2... I don't think there's a way to do it in one cell though; you're only allowed 8 nested if statements per cell, and that would take more than 8 for me.
  6. You should be able to cut and paste this: If(($C$4*AH37+$C$5*AH38+$C$6*AH39+$C$7*AH40+$C$10*AH43+$C$12*AH48+$C$16*AH49)<0, 0, $C$4*AH37+$C$5*AH38+$C$6*AH39+$C$7*AH40+$C$10*AH43+$C$12*AH48+$C$16*AH49)
  7. I like the Coolermaster CMStacker. It's comes with 2 120mm fans, and an 80mm blowhole + fan, and it's got options for additional 120mm's up front and an 80mm in the side. I haven't worked with any other full tower cases, so I couldn't offer an opinion on them.
  8. KB if some woman says that stuff and you're feeling playful (and out of groin kicking range), just try one of these: "just like a woman to say that" "are you PMSing?" "you're never going to land a man with an attitude like that" Just be sure you've got a clear exit in case she charges like an enraged rhino.
  9. Mine said she disliked Valentines day too. Of course what she really meant was she disliked not getting presents.
  10. Those buyouts/mergers make a lot of money for the stockholders who own the company. The employees, on the other hand, get the short end of the stick with layoffs.
  11. It'd be nice if you could update to the newest version of folding and allow users to select a percentage of the cpu utilization; to my knowledge you can't do that in version 4. I'd try to get it on some of the Dells at work, but with 100%, they sound like vacuums with all the fan noise
  12. I got 66.93 to run, so I guess it didn't like my old drivers. Thanks to all who posted with assistance.
  13. I uninstalled 3dmark03 to teach it a lesson I switched to the 66.93 drivers, and they seem to be working better for me so far. I'll re-download 03, and then give it another shot.
  14. I can't get 3dmark 2003 to run; it errors off on me, but 2005 will run just fine. I even backed myself off to stock cpu frequency, and 3-3-3-10 timings on my 2-2-2-5 rated ram, but still no go. The only thing I've done to oc is I used riva tuner to change my 12 pipeline 6800 to 16 pipelines. Since it doesn't artifact in HL2 or Doom3, I"m pretty sure it's ok at it's current settings. My conclusion is that changing a 12 pipeline 6800 card to 16 pipelines will cause 3dmark03 to error off, but I'm wondering if anyone else can verify that, or if I'm missing something. I'd like to get 3dmark03 to run so I can use it to test my gfx card oc, but it refuses to run for me.
  15. If it was me, I wouldn't put more money into an athlon xp system; I'd try to upgrade to 939. If there's no way you could do that, then I'd prefer a 754 board and new processor to an xp one. your video card is still pretty respectable, so I'd probably leave it be for now until prices on the next gen. cards come down more.
  16. you could always submerge the pump in a large enough resevoir, with the tradeoff being that extra heat is added to the water.
  17. In our state, the schools get money from the state based on the number of students (calculated by attendance) and more money for the number of students in advanced classes. As a result, they funnel kids into advanced classes, and monitor attendance in each class to make sure they maximize their income. You probably cut into their profit margin by being sick lol.
  18. don't forget to mention how the returning soldiers from ww2 were given jobs that women were working while they were away at war. When the soldiers returned, the women were fired and the soldiers were hired for factory jobs and such, just because they were men. You can mention how WW2 was the gateway to women working outside of the home/women's rights, and no female teacher on the planet will fail you once you've tied your subject to the women's rights movement. It's shameless pandering, but it works.
  19. coolbits and rivatuner are both failing for the same reason; they fail a pre-test before they let me overclock. I would believe them more, except they fail the test even when I test underclocking the card. It games fine though ; I've played HL2 and Doom3, and run 3dmark with it as it is, but I was hoping to experiment with oc'ing it some more. I've never used rivatuner or coolbits before this videocard, so I'm probably missing something simple, but I can't figure it out.
  20. it's only 12 pipelines normally; I used Rivatuner to change it to 16.
  21. I've got coolbits and rivatuner, but when I try to overclock my video card using either I must first test the overclock, and it fails the test. I flashed my 6800 to 16 pipelines, and that worked like a charm, but when I go in to overclock it fails the stupid test everytime. I even tried testing an underclock and that failed, which tells me something funny is happening, but I can't figure out what. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong, or how to turn off the stupid test feature; I tried finding it on my own, but it frustrated me into drinking/cursing lol.
  22. If you've got a crummy power supply, I would get the 3000, neo2, and a new power supply, otherwise, I'm with RadioActivated on getting some ram and waiting on the video card.
  23. no feedback and a touch of engrish "we cannot test these qty. too much" makes me a little worried.
  24. They're not Russian; or at least not speaking Russian... prob. is German, but that's a guess.
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