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OtisN89

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  1. Go with the kid's suggestion, as long as your not trying to get to things they don't want you to the admin can create a reservation or however they want to work it.
  2. I don't understand what you are trying to accomplish. If DHCP was giving you an address that you didn't want, and you then manually set you ip address to a different range that you have decided is good for you for whatever reason, then how can you be getting duplicate ip addresses? That would only happen if you were using an address within the scope of the DHCP server. It might be easier for people to help if you actually explained the situation. What is the purpose of this and what type of network is it, is the DHCP device a simple router or is it a server?
  3. Hit or miss? Based on what? Individual games? I saw quite a variance in 3DMark scores, but figured it was due to the rest of the system. (CPUs most likely.) Is that what you mean? But I don't play many games anyway, I'm sure it will be sufficient.
  4. Thanks for your advice, IVIYTHOS. But price was the main factor here, and I don't need 9600 anyway. I ordered the CX-5 from iBuyPower, I think I'll be happy with it.
  5. Thanks for the link, I was looking for something like that but couldn't find it. It shows that the Intel 4500 is worse than the 8400GS. So, the Sager is $40 more, for a larger screen and less graphics capability. I think I'll be going with iBuyPower but I'm not sure yet.
  6. I can spend $700 max. Like absolutely max. So looking at Sager I could afford this one: http://www.sagernotebook.com/product_customed.php?pid=144485 Its about the same as the one from iBuyPower, a weaker processor(which $50 could solve, but I really don't want to spend more than I have to), but a few nicer features: larger screen, HDMI. How is the Intel
  7. I'm in the market for a new laptop and was looking for some advice. I came here because I was on DIY Street a while ago (was a member when it was DFI support) and liked the community there; wanted to go back but found that they have integrated here, where I already had an account but never really visited. But back to the point. Want to get a laptop and not spend a lot of money. I currently have a rig with a 3800X2, 1GB of RAM, and a 7900GT on a DFI SLI-DR. This system is still good enough for me, but I want portability for school. So I'll be happy with something comparable in performance, or hopefully slightly better. The most hardware intensive program I run is probably VMWare (running Virtual Machines for school). I'd like to be able to play some games but don't need the best. I play Age of Empires III and that's about it. So far, in my limited searching, I've found this to be the seemingly best option: Battalion 101 CX-5 II http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/configurator.aspx?mid=371 So, opinions on the CX-5, will it meet my needs, suggestions for other options?
  8. Seasonic is on the recommended list, and that PSU should be good, like those guys said, he probably updated his sig.
  9. You can easily clock a 3800+X2 to 2.5Ghz and possibly 2.8-3GHz if you're really good or really lucky. But for $20 more the 4200+ has a 11x multi, not sure how that that matters, but its something to look at. Newegg has 8600GTs for about $120, which is probably better than getting older cards for SLI. Alot of guys like that OCZ, seems like good stuff...
  10. I'm not familiar with the make of that PSU, so I couldn't say anything about its quality or reliability, but 28amps on 12v should be sufficient, unless you plan to get a really high end video card. So if you can get a deal on that I'd do it.
  11. I threw my GameXstream in it and it worked so I got a new Antec Earthwatts 430w and everything's good so far, thanks for your help guys.
  12. To start you might want to just check you boot settings are correct and that your Sata ports are enabled (just assuming SATA drives) in BIOS and then do a CMOS clear as per ExRoadies CMOS clear instuctions: http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showpost.p...04&postcount=24 See where that gets you.
  13. I thought you had to move the jumper on the seagate drives. If i remember correctly mine were set to 1.5gb/s when i got them.
  14. Yeah, I'd worry about it if it got too far into the 60s, he could try to put any fan as close to the chip set as you can to keep it cool and it should hold up for a while.
  15. 8 passes so far and no errors, so looks like the memory is good, as soon as i have some time i'll try switching PSUs
  16. yeah, i don't get how a hard drive would fail at boot, but the cpu runs at 100% if the PSU is the problem, but just incase any of this matters heres the specs: ASUS A8NX5 amd athlon 3200+ 2x512mb of kingston value ram a 7300gs WD Sata drive and like i said a crap psu I'll try it with my gamexstream just incase
  17. I don't have problems with it but krazypoloc seems to suggest that the voltage may have slight variations or "ripple" but i'm not sure what he meant or if he was serious about that part.
  18. ha yeah, not the same rig anyway, actually a asus A8NX5 (i think), with a . psu, but it runs stable, just doesn't boot sometimes
  19. I just RMAed a hard drive in my rents computer because it kept giving a boot disk failure message at startup. It worked for about 2 weeks and now its doing the same thing, I find it hard to believe thats its the hard drive, but can't think of what other component it would be, I'm thinking about RMAing the motherboard, what do you think?
  20. On my ASUS A8N5X it is under cpu config. and is called hyper transport frequency, settings are 1x-5x and auto.
  21. Do you play any games that use all of the 2GBs you already have? I've never been close to using all of mine, granted the most intensive game I play is AoE 3.
  22. Yeah, what PSU do you have? Read the over clocking guide and test with SuperPi and Prime 95.
  23. Actually if you are just using two sticks it is recommended that you use the orange slots for stability and overclocking. I know theres alot of guys who run 4 dimms, but I'm not sure how it affects overclocking.
  24. I really enjoyed the demo, but don't really want to spend the money, especially with the cost of a decent driving wheel for the 360.
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