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  1. Spartan Erik

    Are You Going To Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Nope! I'll be plenty occupied with BF:BC2, and soon Starcraft II to be bothered with another FPS game. Skipped MW2, and boy am I glad I did!
  2. Spartan Erik

    Adding an SSD to my Desktop (with existing HDD)

    Currently I have a machine with a 3.0 GHz C2D (6 MB L2), 3 GB RAM, a GTX 260, and a 500 GB HDD with Windows 7 Ultimate installed (used 7 Ultimate upgrade media, performed clean install from existing Vista installation). I intend on purchasing an OCZ Vertex SSD and would like to have it as my...
  3. Spartan Erik

    Are Arcades Dying?

    Yep arcades are dying.. I think there's only one or two left in Austin (the most popular, Einstein's, closed a couple years ago). Only place you'll find arcade-like systems are in movie theaters probably..
  4. Spartan Erik

    Who Here Grabbed Windows 7?

    Just an update, I put the 7 RC on my primary gaming computer (3 GHz C2D 6 MB L2, GTX 260, 3 GB RAM). Bootup time is the same as when I had Windows Vista (timing from the moment I hit the power button, until everything on desktop/taskbar is loaded). It starts up in 43 seconds, but realistically...
  5. Spartan Erik

    Plan on Buying an SSD for Windows 7.. Need Advice

    With Windows 7 coming up, I plan on buying an SSD and having it run in conjunction with my existing 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD. My plan is to make the SSD my primary drive, and install 32-bit Windows 7 OS files on the SSD. Then I would put the pagefile/documents/music/games/everything else on the...
  6. Spartan Erik

    Anyone here using a GTX 260? Or an GTS 250?

    Well it's 10.5" in length, and by eyeballing it, the graphics card will definitely extend past the SATAs. If I'm lucky I might be able to stick the right angle SATA cables whichever way that allows me to get the graphics card to seat properly.. I'll see if I can borrow my friend's GTX 260 (that...
  7. Spartan Erik

    Anyone here using a GTX 260? Or an GTS 250?

    As you can see all four SATA ports are in the PCI express lane. I just don't know if there's enough clearance between the SATA port and the graphics card to put in a right angled SATA cable. I am using SATA ports 6 & 8 (I don't use ports 5 or 7). I'm not too worried when it comes to temps...
  8. Spartan Erik

    Anyone here using a GTX 260? Or an GTS 250?

    I plan on upgrading from my 8800GT to either a GTX 260 or a GTS 250. The only problem is that the GTX 260 is 10.5" long, and I'm worried it will cover up all four of my SATA ports. The GTS 250 however is the same length as the 8800GT. Is it possible to install a GTX 260, but still have...
  9. Spartan Erik

    who plays far cry 2?

    Until Far Cry 2 is SecuROM free, I won't be playing it!
  10. Spartan Erik

    Anyone enjoying Left 4 Dead?

    It's pretty good.. I played Nazi Zombie mode in CoDWaW to the point where I could no longer bear it (level 42 with 4 people). However once the new map pack is released I might just go back to CoDWaW
  11. Spartan Erik

    How much is this laptop worth?

    Haha well my friend plans on getting an Eee or Aspire One, he just wanted to know if he could sell this laptop and cover most if not all of the cost for an Eee or Aspire One
  12. Spartan Erik

    How much is this laptop worth?

    Alright so my friend wants to sell his current laptop so he can buy an Acer Aspire or Asus Eee Here are the stats: Model: HP DV6324US RAM: 2 GB Kingston Processor: AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-50 (1.6 GHz) HDD: 120 GB OS: Vista Premium Graphics: nVidia GeForce Go 6150 Monitor Size: 15.4"...
  13. Spartan Erik

    Is My CPU Underclocked?

    Ah yes I finally found some documentation, it's due to Intel's "SpeedStep" driver installed by Dell. I noticed that when I was folding proteins with my CPU or GPU the 2.33 GHz is reported, but the moment I pause them they return to 1.98 GHz This issue has been resolved, feel free to close...
  14. Spartan Erik

    Is My CPU Underclocked?

    My processor is a 2.33 GHz C2D, but when I view the computer's properties it says 1.98 GHz below the 2.33 GHz speed: However, I have also seen it read 2.33 GHz instead of 1.98 GHz on some occassions: Any explanation? Is my CPU underclocked or is it just getting incorrect readings?
  15. Spartan Erik

    Pineapple Express?

    Heh hilarious, I've seen it about 7 times now and it's still funny!
  16. Spartan Erik

    Urgent!! Economical trouble!

    Sell some stuff on eBay, or find out if he'll accept a smaller drive temporarily and give him the remainder as money
  17. Spartan Erik

    OMG! My Siberian Husky has a crush on me!!

    Ah wish I had a husky, but it's too hot around here unless I kept it indoors. I've got two outdoor german shepards on the other hand, they act like mother and daughter and are quite friendly. If I'm low enough to the ground one of the dogs will jump on my upper back and lick my neck, and if...
  18. Spartan Erik

    Downadup infesting computers like crazy!

    Hm I heard that this only affected machines that weren't up to date with the latest patches from Microsoft
  19. Spartan Erik

    What is your Zombie Plan?

    Build the ray gun from COD5.. heh.
  20. Spartan Erik

    Who Here Grabbed Windows 7?

    Grabbed a leaked Microsoft link for the 32-bit version 2 hours before the beta went live, and then grabbed a key some 4-5 hours after the beta went live (lucky refresh). I read that someone installed Windows 7 on a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM and "ran well". Fortunately I have a similar...