Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by radodrill

  1. I'm using the OCC skin. Even so it's a stark difference from the DIY-skin, it's IMO a lot better than the IP board ones. For me personally the thing that takes the most getting used to is the usage of IP board rather than the vBulletin that DIY used (and the fact that some of the best smileys aren't here).
  2. yea not much going on back at the street; mostly just "boxes" in storage waiting to be moved in to the new home (referring to all the old threads/posts that is) at least most of us have made to move so we're sticking together and meeting new friends along the way.
  3. I just got a new laptop with a 512Mb HD2600; so I'll be bencing it soon, we'll see how it does.
  4. I've heard good things about clocking on the DFI Lanparty P35 board; so the Bloodiron should be pretty comparable to that.
  5. radodrill


    you're gonna have to back that up with a pic Anywho welcome to the Street OCC
  6. A lot of us already know that From the playing with Shista that I've done so far I still hate it overall; only 1 feature I kinda like is the window preview when you hover with the mouse over an inactive window on the taskbar, but I'm sure that can be integrated into XP by means of some sort of power-toy.
  7. Swapping the hard drives is usually very easy; they're all 2.5" form factor. The only thing to pay attention to is the interface (PATA/IDE vs SATA); the good thing about the SATA laptop drives is that they use the same connectors as the 3.5" SATA drives do.
  8. I don't consider it a waste; especially since I'm primarily running XP X64, which can address 18.45 Exabytes (18450000000 Gb) and sees my 4 Gb. NP; sometimes it makes more sense with numbers
  9. A 32-bit OS can only allocate a total of 4Gb of memory; this includes CPU cache, system RAM, and VGA RAM. In other words, the most system RAM it will allocate is: ~4Gb (2^32 b) - CPU cache - VGA RAM As an example, I'm running 2 8800 GTXs with 768Mb RAM each, and a Q6600 with 2x4Mb L2 Cache and 2x128Kb L1 Cache The max memory a 32-bit OS will address is 2^32 b = 4294.967 Mb The total CPU memory is 2x 4 Mb + 2x 128 Kb = 8.256 Mb The total VGA RAM is 2x 768 Mb = 1536 Mb So the max system RAM that can be allocated is: 4294.967 Mb - 8.256 Mb - 1536 Mb = 2750.711 Mb =2.751 Gb When I have 4Gb of RAM installed, Windows XP Pro (32-bit) will show that there is 2.75Gb present, which corresponds to the above calculation.
  10. Well I see the bulk of the DIY gang is slowly but surely making it's way over and integrating with OCC.
  11. As I understand this, you are having the same issues with a PC connected directly to the modem. If this is the case, then it's most probably a bad modem; if you are leasing the modem from comcast, they should replace it for you.
  12. I also use a UPS for my main rig as well as for my networking gear; the latter is critical for me since I'm using a VOIP phone and without the UPS I wouldn't be able touse the phone in a power outage.
  13. Oftentimes refurbs are a result of a corporation ordering more of a product than they needed and sending the remainder back; the manufacturer can't sell the returned merchandise as new so they'll test everything out and sell it as a refurb. The other main contributor towards products sold as refurbs is when a corporation is upgrading hardware they may send in the older stuff for a discount, so the manufacturer will check out and sell it as a refurb to make some profit off of it. In my opinion only a very small percentage of refurbs are defective products that were repaired. For a lot of things refurbed works just as well as the new; but often does not have as extensive a warranty and may not always be much less expensive than the same product costs brand new.
  14. Sweet; let us know how you like it.
  15. Yep, those GPU temps aren't any cause for concern. By manually setting the fan at a higher speed or placing a case fan to direct air across the card you can likely bring the temps down a bit.
  16. And babes for all the incoming DIY-ers
  17. I personally would not get the 8800 ULTRA Black Pearl; instead I'd recommend buying the video card itself and buying a full-cover block separately (from DangerDen or EK-waterblocks) and installing it yourself. The reason why I say this is because the blocks eVga uses for their black pearl series have aluminum tops and and can result in corrosion due to having copper/brass and aluminum components in the same loop. Also, buying the block and card separately is most likely less expensive than getting a card with the block factory installed. When cooling both the CPU and a high end GPU in the same loop, I'd suggest getting a 360mm radiator over the 240mm. You might be better off using 7/16" tubing over 1/2" barbs as this offers a better seal and allows tighter bends in the tubing without any appreciable hit on flowrates. And you'll probably end up needing more than 2m of tubing; just to be on the safe side you'd be best off getting 3m I don't like that pump/res combo, I much rather have the pump and res/T-line separate. In terms of pumps I really like the LIANG D5 (aka Swiftech MCP655) or the LIANG DDC with custom top (particularly the Petra's Tech top). I often don't use a reservoir but rather go with a T-line; they are more compact. The D-Tek Fuzion is the best CPU block currently on the market
  18. I'm not a fan of ASUS laptops after having one die for no apparent reason. The one I mentioned earlier gets about 2.25 to 2.5 hrs runtime for desktop type applications (word processing, etc.)
  19. well then you need a faster dedicated server it's not our fault that it can't handle the pressure.
  20. I just recently picked up the CyberPower Xplorer X64-7000, which is based on an MSI Barebone (essentially their GX710 series) so far except for a few niggles with the keyboard layout I really do like it.
  21. They certainly wouldn't make good sales people for power tools here's more: guy steps between rungs of ladder: ladder collapses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZhMfzc9RbU Dell PC is great for ... :
  22. The LED in the CPU fan doesn't match the case fans other than that, the CPU is begging for watercooling
  23. You might also want to look at Petra's Tech Shop; they configure similar kits that do have the D-Tek Fuzion CPU block. I personally am not a fan of using dyes anymore since it always tends to stain the tubing and sometimes settles out and can in some situations clog the nozzles in the blocks. I would recommend getting colored UV reactive tubing instead; I know that Primochill and Feser-One make it.
  24. It's actually a pretty good kit; I installed basically the same setup (just a T-line/Fill-port rather than a reservoir) in my Prof's system and it has no trouble cooling a C2Q.
  • Create New...