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About pedrinobear

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  • Birthday 09/10/1993

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    Merry Olde England
  • Interests
    Computers, vintage electronics and all things American.


  • Computer Specs
    Dell Precision 380

    Pentium D 915 2.8GHz
    2GB DDR2 533MHz ECC
    nVidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB (PNY)
    80GB Maxtor HDD, 160GB Seagate HDD

    2 x Dell Ultrasharp 2007FP S-IPS

    Stock Dell keyboard and mouse
  1. Well, I'm kinda reluctant to test them, because the laptop in question is kind of a pig to take apart. Mostly because the DIMM A is underneath the keyboard, which means that you have to remove the keyboard and hinge cover before you can mess with it. And you can bet that the modules will be made to pass Memtest86+ at least two or three times, before I put the machine back together. So yeah, rant over
  2. I was given a kit of 2 x 2GB (4GB total) PC2-5300 SODIMMs. I was thinking about upgrading my laptop with the kit, to max it out. But I've heard some bad things about Corsair Valueselect RAM. Such as, the memory being DOA and failing memtest86+ in the most epic way (garbage characters on the screen, including a spade, lol). So what does everybody think of Corsair Valueselect RAM?
  3. Oh right, I'm not really sure what I was thinking of there. I suppose it depends on the quality of the converter in the monitor. Personally, I haven't noticed any problems with latency on my monitors.
  4. Oh, I thought Waco was referring to using dual-link DVI instead of HDMI.
  5. Old thread, I know. But when I go on long trips, I usually take a Nintendo Game Boy, those things are so much fun.
  6. Heh, I'm using a Dell Latitude D810 right now. It has a Pentium M 780 (2.2GHz), 2GB of DDR2 and ATi Mobility Radeon X600 graphics. They're really great laptops, especially the ones with the high resolution displays. I also have a Latitude D820, with a Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.6GHz), 2GB of DDR2 (planned upgrade to 4GB) and nVidia Quadro NVS 120M graphics.
  7. This is interesting. A friend and I noticed that the Windows 7 setup took FOR EVER to load on a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L 'board, and also a MSI LGA775 'board of some sort. I've never seen Windows hang on the boot screen like that with an SSD before.
  8. I have two identical monitors: They're both Dell Ultrasharp 2007FP, with Super-IPS LCD panels. One is connected through dual-link DVI connection, and the other is connected through VGA. The only difference between the two, and I mean the only difference, is that the VGA one had to have the screen geometry adjusted through the 'Auto Adjustment' feature. After that, the difference really isn't noticeable. Well, at least I can't notice it. So, you should be fine with VGA. But I would recommend using dual-link DVI if that's possible. That is because, like I said: there is no need to adjust the screen positioning with the digital connection. And I recommend using dual-link DVI over HDMI because the dual-link capability is basically two HDMI or single-link DVI connections in one. That will allow you to run monitors at higher resolutions and refresh rates. plus the DVI plug is just a lot nicer, and who even uses built-in monitor speakers?
  9. Maybe some kind of PCI floppy controller would work?
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