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  1. You need to set transaction booster manually for some of the divider combinations. The 333 strap requires setting Transaction Booster to disabaled and a relax setting of 0 or 1. For the 400 strap enabled and boost level 0 works fine with the 0505 bios. I am currently running a beta bios (not cleared for public use until testing is over), that runs just as well, actually a little better. regards Raja
  2. there is a little bios guide in this article by yours truly if you're interested... http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3149 regards Raja
  3. all roads lead to Rome I guess.. They can sure paint pretty pictures, that's why they are in employment. Linux all the way, stuck it on a 512k ram laptop using a mobile c2, Vista was supplied with the machine, basically it would not run properly, serious speed issues and multi tasking out of the window. 'No good for man or beast'. The latest Linux Ubuntu in, guess what? Smooth as you like and ultra slick, oh yeah, it's free too... regards Raja
  4. I have heard the difference various amounts of global and closed loop feedback as well as settling times have on the leading edge definition of sounds on SS amps, to me they make a difference, as well as higher amounts of standing bias into class A.. These are the points I bow out of threads, it's all opinions and experience, I have my own and will stick with it. regards Raja
  5. Oh man a fellow tube file, I never knew you loved tubes man... Tubes are the choice to enjoyable sound... Yup Cd's do sound harsh, modern recordings are maxxed out in recording levels to keep with high radio volume levels. Red book does not sound too bad if you reclock your cd player and add a tube output stage.. I am still looking at getting some SET amps next year based on either the Monkey circuit or Parafeed topology.. Been round the block with amps, built SS amps of real enviable quality rivalling any $10k amp out there, but they all have that characteristic leading edge sharpness, due to high levels of feedback, that's why 'S' sounds like 'SSSS'.. There's just something about DH Triodes, that just beggars belief... regards Raja
  6. You mean the drab colors and the over dramatic acting? I thought Diy-Street - 'The Blootix years', would be a hit soap.. We have some highly talented actors here, better than most other daytime soaps... Cast; Travis - 'Blootix Tycoon', in search for a foothold for his product.. Lavell - 'The defector', looking for a market stake in anything.. KimTjik - 'Son of Travis', waiting for his dad to cop it, so he can become head of 'Blootix'.. CPDMF - 'Reluctant male secretary of Blootix', need I say more.. bubbaxm2 -'The Mother', always looking at telling her son - 'I told you so sunny'.. Ganiscol - 'The Cliff Barnes', out to get back what he feels is rightfully his.. Raju - The adopted son, and preferred 'heir', to the 'Blootix fortune'.. And of course cameo roles from many resident stars.... Sorry, you called it a soap, I had to oblige with a casting list... regards Raja
  7. you're on top form today man.... I will just keep my preferences to myself from now on in... In fact we all should, let's never post on another forum again, ok? Unless it's running Blootix 2.35 onwards.. regards Raja
  8. It's only for the non enthusiast day to day stuff where cutting edge is not important (cutting edge to me means the latest games and benchmarks).. A second PC, or a situation where basic tasks are undertaken are fine for the newer spins of Linux that are now being released.. PClinuxOS, the later Kubuntu (edgy/feisty) are great on working motherbaords, I have been very impressed for something that's free to be this polished... Of course it's all a game of opinions.. regards Raja
  9. Yeah I am all for support of the up and coming alternatives for every day non enthusiast machines, only limited by lack of all enthusiast software at this time. The situation can only improve with further support from users.. regards Raja
  10. The only thing that keeps me on XP is games, Vista is of no use to me at present. As far as Linux, Kubuntu, Ubuntu and PclinuxOS are solid for people who use their Pc's for daily tasks like word processing, browsing etc; Yes it is a viable and free alternative with some very slick coding by talented people, getting closer and closer to full ease of use without command line entries. In terms of security risks, they are all hackable to some and great extents, still worth trying out for a while. regards Raja
  11. I'll be up for it man, I tried buying the game digitally yesterday, but the game is not available for direct download to the UK (bummer), got right to the end of purchase twice only to be told 'no sir'. So I will order the dvd from a game store over here and get sorted, I am probably gonna get mashed by you guys... regards Raja
  12. Travis, the Wii is awesome man, I got one hear and it's been a revelation to me, as long as you get the right games that is.. Sports with a few friends round is ace.. regards Raja
  13. RS vegas is one I missed out on but always wanted to get, I will have to pick that up asap.. regards Raja
  14. so how good is the beta? just checked #37, bf2ish....
  15. steam has to be the way to go for this game then..
  16. even at 1920X1080 you can still pick up the jaggies, I play on my 40" Sny at max res, and at that size you need the AA.. Still see them a bit on the 24" Dell too.. regards Raja
  17. The cutdown pictures are on XS in the news section.. I guess it's one of those things that people notice when fully told, not as big a deal as the 2 installation limit. Thing being, once you spot a major flaw all the others become big too. Also heard there is no anti-aliasing so the PC users feel that the developer did not put enough time into specialising the PC version to take advantage of the extra processing power of high end graphics cards.. regards Raja
  18. there is suppsed to be a pov hack forth widescreen modes, there's a thread over at xs, not great but perhaps helpful to those who have forked out.. regards Raja
  19. XP has always nailed my backside hard with it's phone thru verification process, the amount of hardware swapping that I have to do, it becomes such a chore. To have this continue into games too, well, I just won't buy those types of titles.. It seems it is true guys as there is a massive thread over at XS about it, I hope the consumers can get this policy changed. Thought I'd let you know before you guys moved hard into the reviewing of this title.. I have an ethic of not running anything pirated at home, trials of software are welcome, however, I believe that an artist should be paid dues for a good piece of software, that I use. I use stuff on a trial basis and if I like it I pay the relevant fees to get it off my conscience. I will not invest in limited installs though as constant swapping that guys like me and John and most likely Travis (sorry just can't call you Angry, never did like that name) have to do.. Have any of the review sites mentioned this?? regards Raja
  20. has anyone heard about a 2 installation limit? After this you have to phone for a new key I hear, dunno if that's set to change, if it's true it's enough for me not to buy.. regards Raja
  21. 3.1ghz is certainly nothing to lie about, if it was 4ghz at stock well then... regards Raja
  22. well I could sell you guys some of yesteryears stuff...lol.. Got 2 Conroe's (qx6700 & x6800) that'll need a new home soon, I have a couple of reviews to do, so I'll hold on to them just a lil longer. regards Raja
  23. Bear in mind the die shrink is going to bring a lower overall tdp, also lower overall voltage ceiling due to reduced trace sizes. 1.16vcore is what Kris from TTR and myself were expecting for these chips. Whilst scaling up to 1.4vcore should be the most we put across the core if sensible. The increased cache size will load the nb a lot harder than current 4mb cache dual cores, fsb limits are not likely to be as high during the first round of chipset releases. ES silicon is usually the XE silicon, so all the processors mimic having x6800, qx6850's et al. There really is no secret I think, other than nda's, you can only release what Intel want you to, as is probably the case here. DVD encoding is where quad's really shine, though the likely difference for average users running Kentsfield now is gonna come down to seconds, at the most a couple of minutes over large files, which most will not justify as worthy of a large dollar expenditure.. The market needs to be left alone 12 months by enthusiasts I believe at this time. DDR2 is still the strong hold (as it should be at the price), Vista has not really taken off, with DDR3 only showing minor performance increases until it's running at 1800mhz @ cas 7, real world performance increase is still small. DDR3 is for benchmarkers/extreme enthusiasts only at this time, it serves no real performance benefit to joe public, coupled with insane prices it's just not viable, imagine paying for 4 gig of the stuff. I have not moved from XP at this time and I am unlikely to do so, other than for testing products for others, XP and Linux represents quite easily what I need my pc for, until games are Vista exclusive that is. Most would be wise not to cough out any dollars at all for a while on anything but software.. regards Raja
  24. seriously, you won't see the kind of performance hike we did when switching from the AMD cpu's to Conroe last year. The performance increase is likely to remain under the 10% mark via 99% of applications. Games are more likely to show 2-5 fps gains max at equivalent clocks, which is largely expected as more and more is pushed onto the gpu from 1280x1024 resolutions onwards. It's a case that if you have a fast Conroe system now, there really is no point in a change into next year, unless quads are important to you and you are running a dual now. Gpus are the action barrier for gamers, even then the 8800 has been such a great product, seems there is no need to replace these even with g92 for at least another 6 months, if not more, nvidia can afford to sit back as the 2900 has not been a real threat to their range at all.. regards Raja
  25. I would not be surprised if 3.1ghz was not stock vcore stable, whether they ran it or not (going by current g0 steppings), obviously this isn't quite what everyone wants, but who can keep everyone happy these days? (we all got enemies and backside lickers for our beliefs). Everyone who receives review samples knows what it involves to some extent, and it gets heavier to burden the further you go, especially for individuals who have to keep the samples flowing, it's just that we all chose different criteria as core philosophy to mention and disregard the rest, not to mention time constraints. My retail qx6700 will do 3.1ghz at stock prime/occt, so 3.1 on a 45nm cpu is quite believable for stable.. I guess Orthos excitement will have to wait till it lands proper.. regards Raja
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