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Branjo

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  1. Yeah having this problem too, I get bad headaches with dark backgrounds and bright texts. The blue is super annoying, I haven't posted here in years and back then there was an option to change the blue I think to a gray, has that been completely removed?
  2. Damn it, i thought I had it fixed, they are back. I am using FF3 any ideas on how to get rid of this annoyance? I thought just changing the font set is what you meant but probably not.
  3. I keep getting these weird symbols appearing when I type something in forum pages. Does anyone have any idea, they vary by the numbers and letters in them, virus or something maybe? Its starting to do my head in ....lol I don't know where else to post this so sorry if its in the wrong place mod gods Branjo
  4. I have been using it for a couple of months now, totally love the feel. Its still like trying to learn Chinese to me though but there is a wealth of help out there. ATM Im a cut n paster to solve my problems lol. love the little desktop effects, the rain drops is my favorite
  5. Bloody monkeys will bone anything these days.
  6. You kidding, you come to my door with that and im out with the shotgun lol That was awesome, the first little kid hauling a$$ made me laugh.
  7. I have a Delta 130CFM its pretty damn loud at full pelt, can't imagine 2 of them. Course you would have to supply a hell of a lot of fresh air to the push/pull setup so that may mean putting another one on the front and back of the case to get the airflow consistent, now that would be loud. Its all about how much of a drone you can stand coming from the case. Cant wait until winter to turn the damn thing back down, quieter the better if you ask me.
  8. Native is the speed something was designed to run at and legacy is a slower overall speed for the sake of compatibility. Glad you got it sorted.
  9. The ones NMIndex or NMIndexing I believe is NERO you can disable those in your services with no adverse effects, I have those and both are disabled too. The svchost.exe is made up of a lot of other services. If you do a google for XP services then many people have done a list explaining what each of the services mean and which ones are basically pointless to enable or even have on your PC.
  10. Bro I have absolutely no idea why its doing that, that is very strange. All I can think of doing is a microsoft update for XP before Vista. Maybe it will prepare it for the vista install
  11. I guess I jumped the gun a little as you haven't started overclocking, yet lol. The good part however is now you have the control you were after at the beginning of this thread. Get busy on reading those overclocking guides and you will be amazed what that "little old" CPU can do. It was basically the E6300 that made me and a lot of other people consider an Intel setup. A 1.86Ghz CPU that can run quite comfortably at 3Ghz!!! no freaking way, by the time I had enough money saved for my current rigs I had a lot more choices, but at the start the E6300 was my goal setup.
  12. For me the absolute best of the best FPS has to be BF2, even though I rarely play it anymore it just has an acceptable level of all aspects of warfare, ground, vehicle and flight. The lack of single player was a huge let down though, COD4 love the game but having only one aspect makes is get boring very quick. If you could somehow combine COD4 with everything BF2 has I would be a very happy gamer. Then again I don't get out much as it is so maybe its a good thing too that that game isn't here yet ...lol
  13. Having a big fan smacking the motherboard is indeed the best way to cool it. Forgetting airflow and replacing it with brute force does work like a charm. On the downside though its damn right ugly and produces an Ewww! from people instead of a wow! lol. I think we are looking for the prettiest solution instead of the most effective. Then you have the question of "how much noise can you stand coming from your PC". So then there are those that sacrifice a few degree's here and there for the sake of low noise. I suppose it comes down to personal choice, but I for one love to see wacky inventions/mods by people in the name of cooling, it all makes for very interesting reading. Keep on trucking is what I say
  14. I mean are you seeing a decent performance boost with the new G/card and Mobo?
  15. Excellent temps your getting, you have about 20C to play with when you start to overclock. How does the system feel in regards to the last setup?
  16. OCCT will do both, there is a little drop down list that has CPU or RAM and Mix for both. the one hour test should be enough in OCCT as your not overclocking yet so its just to see if 100% has any dire effects. When you start overclocking then the time you run them for becomes more important, like for prime usually should run for 8 hours without an error to fully test an overclock. But for now OCCT should be all you need. EDIT: for prime just unpack the files and run the green exe file, select small FFT if memory serves me correctly and it will start 2 threads one for each core and it will take your CPU usage to 100% and give your RAM a good testing too, OCCT will do the same though.
  17. At the moment leave everything at normal speeds until you are sure of stability, in XP give a few programs a try like OCCT and Prime95 they will put your CPU and memory through its paces and if they give no errors then you can start overclocking the beast lol
  18. Good your heatsink is performing well. In all honesty I would stick with XP, but if you are used to Vista then all you can do is try. Might be a good idea to fully update XP first (at least to SP2+hotfixes) for some reason SP3 doesn't like something in my PC.
  19. Ok on the advanced feature, Disable CPU Enhance Halt + The CPU EIST + Full screen logo (so you can see your post screen) EDIT: What temps do you get in the system monitor page of the BIOS just to make sure your heasink is doing the job, you want around the 30's or under for your CPU and maybe 35 -40 for your Mobo
  20. Ok the first thing is the Performance Enhance set that to "Standard", and then set the DRAM selectable to "Manual" and set the first 4 numbers to 5, 5, 5, 12 and leave the rest on Auto. Give that a try
  21. Have you installed vista while having all 4 sticks of RAM in? This could be the reason try only putting 2 sticks in slots 1 and 3 (same color) and give it another go. I am not a big fan of vista personally I prefer XP, you get more performance with it. If you could take some BIOS screenshots again I could maybe see if something sticks out as your BIOS is very similar to mine. Also depending on what version of the BIOS you have you might need to hit CTRL + F1 in the main BIOS screen to access the IMT section at the bottom, they removed the need to hit CTRL + F1 in later BIOS versions but it might be defaulting your RAM to 1.8v to allow for compatibility, mine does this too. So you have to go into the MIT (motherboard intelligent tweaker) section and set the right voltage, normal is 1.8v so +0.1, +0.2. +0.3 = 1.9v, 2.0v, 2.1v etc. I just read a review saying that a person had a lot of blue screens while in XP due to the RAM defaulting tp timings of 5,5,5,15 and when they changed this to 5,5,5,12 they ran with no problems. So if your in the MIT section and there are no RAM timings to adjust then go back inot the main screen and do the CTRL + F1 and the screen should flicker and when you go back into the MIT more options should be there, its kind of a BIOS lock to prevent people direct access to the voltage settings incase they fry something ya know, but later versions of the BIOS have this prevention measure taken out. Apparently your RAM is 1.8v from the few reviews I have read so you shouldn't need to adjust the voltage as normal will be 1.8v anyway, although you could raise it to 1.9v (+0.1) after you have tried correcting the timings if that didn't help things.
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