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    2500k, H100 and High Temps?

    "i paid $$$ for this and it's barely beating my air cooler? wait, what's... DAMN IT!"
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    RIP Verran

    it still surprises me today how much the death of a guy i'd never met affected me. OCC hasn't been the same. i often find it difficult just to come back here and read a few posts.
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    SOPA and PIPA bills passed, RIP internet...

    >don't visit OCC in over a year >ponies everywhere >leave immediately
  4. well this one is pretty simple i guess, PC games only. as the description says, i need a little data for a project i'm working on. not telling exactly what it is at this point, but when it's done it will most definitely be of interest to OCC!
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    Is there any ethical way to do this?

    forget ethics, if you are seeking to get something you know you're not entitled to free from your ISP you obviously don't really care, and personally neither do i. if i were you i'd tell them that your router had a major fault which caused you to have to dispose of it. sparks, flames etc, anything that means you don't have to actually break it or return it. that way you end up with a spare router. ideally you also tell them that you don't need the new unit to be installed. usually you won't get much argument there as your ISP can send the new unit through the post, saving them cost of the callout and probably also avoiding more questions and again having to return the "broken" router. i guess it could be complicated in that they may argue that the router remains property of the ISP, in which case if you tell them you threw it away they may attempt to charge you for a replacement.
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    Ya Know What Really Grinds My Gears???

    off the top of my head, one thing that's been driving me crazy lately is my girlfriend squeezing my soda bottles before replacing the cap. who knows if that actually works, but i find it annoying, and my soda is flat.
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    How many games do you have installed at one time?

    more like an average. it doesn't need to be too specific for my purposes anyway, so either will do.
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    Where did you put your Temp Probes?

    at first i put mine on the NB, CPU and GPU wedged between the heatsink fins in various ways. then i put them back in the box they came in. i already have enough messy wiring in my PC to bother with a couple of fairly inaccurate sensors (well they may have been accurate, just a little useless knowing the temperature of my heatsinks!).
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    Portal 2

    nah, i figured selling the PS3 version and keeping the steam version might work out, but it's not a voucher from the look of it. the article states that you have to link your PSN account to your steam account ie you need to actually own a PS3. that said, if you do own a PS3 i guess you could play it once, get the steam version then sell it?
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    How many games do you have installed at one time?

    personally i never seem to uninstall anything, still got 42 installed at a glance! some of them are unfinished, some awaiting DLC, but yeah most are there out of laziness. and don't get me started on the steam sale stuff, at least i don't actually have those installed!
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    Pagefile move woes

    just got a samsung F3, and decided to create a 30GB partition for my pagefile and various other temp files, with the rest of the drive left for storage. i previously had my pagefile on a seperate storage drive, although not on its own partition, so i figured that if i disabled the pagefile on that drive, set the pagefile on the new partition and restarted i would have no problem, however windows now gives me an error stating that (not exact wording) "there has been a problem with the pagefile settings on startup, so windows has set up a temporary one". i get this message every time i restart. i can set my pagefile on C, disable it altogether, or put it back on my older storage drive, but the F3 is easily the fastest drive i have, and of course i'm also annoyed that my system won't do what i tell it to! any ideas?
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    Pagefile move woes

    okay for the sake of googlers and OCCers alike: problem turned out to be the drive letter. i had the pagefile on A:/ and removing the PF and changing the drive letter of my pagefile partition solved the problem. i assume this happened because A and B are still reserved for floppy drives? surprising to me, because not only are floppy drives past obsolete, but win7 didn't throw up any warnings about putting a pagefile on A:/ nor of course setting that drive letter in the first place. wierd, but sorted, cheers for the responses ebarone!
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    Pagefile move woes

    yeah i tried this, and the error went away, but the total available pagefile was only 16MB (the allocation on C) despite the 6142MB allocation on the F3 still showing on the list. win7 by the way.
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    Fallout: New Vegas

    i sincerely hope everyone has already found this, but someone made a small patch which significantly increases performance in FNV, especially outdoors and when there are a bunch of NPCs onscreen at the same time. http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=34778 it just fools the game into thinking your video card is a 7900GS, which forces it to run in DX9 mode. for some reason if it knows you have a DX10 capable card, even though gamebryo doesn't make use of it, it runs some sort of emulation which isn't terribly fast or stable unfortunately. the official patch doesn't seem to have made a lot of difference to performance so even if you've already updated this is highly recommended! hope this is helpful!
  15. i won't beat around the bush here, i told my girlfriend i'd slept with a prostitute. although it was about 5 years before we started dating it's becoming an issue. now frankly while i do expect a few replies here condemning my behaviour that's really not what i need to hear. it was while i was on holday in amsterdam, and it was more of a tourist thing. i didn't go there to visit a prostitute and i haven't since. i don't mean to make excuses but that's just not the kind of person i am. i regret it badly, especially the fact that i'll have to carry it with me for the rest of my life. the real problem is that while my girlfriend says she loves me, and that she knows i'm a good person she can't help feeling disgusted and ashamed by it. i don't blame her, and in many ways i feel the same, but neither of us want this to ruin our relationship, and since i told her (a couple months ago) she can't help but be reminded of it on a fairly regular basis which causes all sorts of issues. does anyone have any experience with this kind of situation or have any advice for getting past issues like this?
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    oh man, some good stuff here. i laughed, i cried etc! thanks again for all your replies, you guys have genuinely helped me out here, partly in terms of how i've dealt with this and just in the way i've been thinking about this in general. things have gotten much better between me and my girl for the last couple of days, it seems like back to the way it was before she ever knew about this whole thing. i still can't be sure the problem won't come back at some point, everyone gets moody from time to time and i'll just have to see how she is next time that happens. for the time being though i'm hopeful that having gotten through it being such a big deal this time it might have sorted it out for good.
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    actually she has told me a great deal about things she's done that she isn't proud of, i won't go into the details, but she was no angel before we started dating. i'm not the most aggressive person in general, but especially not when it comes to arguing with my partner, i don't really have the desire to shove her past into her face when the big issue comes up and frankly i doubt it would make any difference other than to make matters much worse. i guess you could say i'm just letting her win in that respect, but it's not something she tends to 'use against me' when it's convenient, rather i suspect she genuinely cannot get it off her mind sometimes. i can see lots of people think i should never have told her about this in the first place, and i can see why, even the thread title makes it obvious i'm not so sure it was a good idea given her reaction, however when you decide to share everything with someone it makes no sense to hide anything at all. i expect the same from her, so to hide something i knew would be trouble just seemed dishonest and unfair to me. i don't dispute that this may not be the best way to communicate in a relationship. but i'd rather build something totally open and honest than to live in a fools paradise. letting her know about this stuff is partly so she can decide whether i'm the right person for her, and she seems to think so despite the fact that it's been bothering her a lot.
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    thanks for all your replies, i just dropped her off at her place (work tomorrow) and it seems like for now things are back to normal. i didn't mention before but the reason i decided to ask for advice now was that it really came out last night and this morning and i think we both knew that if it carried on that way things were going to go downhill pretty rapidly. i got talking to her about it pretty early on this evening, and made it pretty clear that i wasn't happy about the situation. she was all apologies, said it didn't usually get to her the way it did last night which is good, but that doesn't mean it won't bother her like that again. i'm also not exactly clear whether or not it really does get to her like that all the time and she just hides it better normally, either way i suppose this means she's still willing to try to get past this, as for our moral differences, she said she didn't feel so strongly about the issue before it came up between us, so i don't know if that means she just never had to consider it in this way or if it was just the shock of finding out i wasn't exactly the person she thought i was that caused this reaction. i like the marriage counseller idea, as it does seem like she needs to hear that it shouldn't be such a big deal from someone else, but she says she doesn't want to tell people about the issue, so perhaps she'll be able to talk to a professional about it? i guess that's a last resort. and to those that suggest she may not be right for me, even if this is going to continue to be a problem i'm not ready to give her up, and even if i were i'd feel stupid for doing so over what should be a non-issue. i'd rather regret trying and failing to make this work, than giving up and wondering how it could have turned out.
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    if i've taken anything away from this thread so far it's that i at least need to stop holding this against myself, and perhaps she's more in the wrong than i've been thinking. i have tried to reason with her in every way possible, but arguing the moral issue is not an option, she is stubborn about it, and i won't hold that against her. i've told her straight up to get over it too, and i've expressed the fact that it's . me off. the problem is that it's still not getting us anywhere. telling her to 'get over it' isn't helping her to get over it. i need to approach this in a way that will actually address the problem.
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    i take no offence because what you've said is definitely the case. sadly she cannot quite come to terms with the fact that it's possible for a 'good' person to do things that she perceives as bad. i'm pretty sure she sees that as the right way to think about this but just can't help but be disgusted by it. not sure if anything is going to restore the image of me that she once had, perhaps that's what needs to be done?
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    i guess it's not exactly forgiveness, more like acceptance. i suppose i'm starting to realise that's not something i should have to ask for. well that's not the issue thankfully, she does trust me enough to not think i'm going to stray, and she's right to think that. i can see that you and others are suggesting that maybe this isn't going to work out and at this point i just can't/ don't want to see it like that, perhaps time will change that, it's the fact that she really wants to get over this that is keeping me hanging on. if it bothered her enough that she couldn't be with me then i'm sure she'd leave, which is another reason i want to get this out of the way as soon as i can. seems like if left intreated it's going to put an end to it one way or another. maybe i am a fool, but i'm a fool in love! still, i am taking this onboard. she seems to be unshakable on the moral issue, in her eyes i don't know that the girl i was with wasn't part of some human trafficking thing and unfortunately she's right there. i like the last line, very poetic, but i'm afraid the two things may not be mutually exclusive!
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    i appreciate that you didn't sugar coat it, and that's actually why the 'spiteful' comment was made. really it's just her being as honest as she can be, and i don't think she meant it to be mean. as you kind of said, she does know that reacting the way she has been is going to be a problem for numerous reasons, and it is frustrating, but i can't find it in myself to be angry at her for feeling the way she does about this. even if it was in the past, we are what we've done and even if i do regret it she has a right to see me however she pleases.she does want to get over this, and she knows it shouldn't be as big a deal as it currently is, but there doesn't seem to be any way either of us can see to get to that point! other than this things between us are great for the most part, so i can't even consider splitting up over this, in fact the reason it worries me so much is that it seems like it's just going to slowly drive a wedge between us! well to be honest that is how i feel it's going to be. it's gone from her feeling bad about it to both of us feeling bad about it. i know she isn't doing it on purpose and that she wants to get over it but i've asked for her forgiveness and been pretty much refused.
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    Told my girlfriend something I probably shouldn't have

    thanks for the replies guys! you'd be surprised how often prostitution comes up in random conversation or the media, and that's all it takes to bring the whole thing back to the surface again. taking a break from intimate activity is pretty much a given when it's on her mind so i guess that unfortunately won't help much! that's exactly why i told her, i did choose my moment, but we have no secrets and the only small relief that came with this whole thing is that she has consistently said she's glad i didn't hide it and that it's helped a lot to build trust between us. of course as the thread title suggests i'm not so sure she's better off knowing about this, but i guess it's all or nothing if you're trying to be totally honest! i wish she could see it like that, but she says the thought of it is really hurting her enjoyment of our relationship. in her words she feels ashamed to be with someone that's done what i've done. she's morally against prostitution and there doesn't seem to be much of a way i can change that. before we started dating i had rationalised it in my own mind and wasn't all that bothered by it but the more we discuss it the more i share her views on the subject and that seems to make the whole thing that much worse. i really hope this is a forgive and forget kind of problem but she can't forgive me for something i didn't do to her, and it seems like forget is out of the question because there are too many ways that she can be reminded of this. i feel like if we do go for 32 years it's going to be hanging over us the entire time!
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    A Shocking Death

    i'm not the biggest fan of this series, but since i am aware of its existance, i can't not post this:
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    What will your next TV be?

    haven't had my current projector for too long, but i'm already considering upgrading to a unit that does 120hz. suppose it depends on how 3D crazy i'm feeling next time i have that kind of money around.
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