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    Mini-fridge casemod..........

    no it's not a great idea. as has been said a million times, fridges are great at removing heat from food, but as soon as you introduce a constant heat source you'll just burn them out.
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    Intel Pentium 133, epoxy, and me

    oh man, i remember playing that game for ages on my dads ibm, which was two years older than me and i was born in '84. It ran like SHIT on that too, lol. anyways, to the original poster, freezing is your only hope. if it fails after an hour in the freezer, don't panic. go to an ice cream...
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    speed doubling?

    i was informing him of the doom3 ati tweaks, i don't know where he got speed doubling out of that.
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    Gainward GF4 Ti4200 128mb Problem ?

    just rma it to gainward. say it checkerboards or something and they'll get you a new card. then sell it and never buy gainward again. after two consecutive rma's i know i won't.
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    My junk de-humidifier fun:)

    keep in mind that you'll get a net gain of water over time, since im guessing you'll use the dehumidifiers water trap as a reservoir.
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    not bad for $20.00

    at least describe the deal in the title so i know not to click on the thread.
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    any E.T.A for LGA 775 Socket Release Date?

    at this point i think intel has lost the performance crown, for the forseeable future. why do you want to upgrade to the new socket and not say socket 939? im not an amd fanboy. all my computers are intel (although i hope that changes soon), im just curious what's influencing your decision.
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    2.6c @ 3.0 (1:1) or 2.6c @ 3.2 (5:4)?

    those are all cpu tests, of course 200mhz will make a minor difference, enough for you to say they 'win'
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    2.6c @ 3.0 (1:1) or 2.6c @ 3.2 (5:4)?

    how incredibly insightful. thanks for livening up the debate! i mean, you made it pretty clear that what i said is wrong, and im sure others will read your post and become convinced as i have.
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    2.6c @ 3.0 (1:1) or 2.6c @ 3.2 (5:4)?

    ok, it seems i struck a nerve, and although you went on the defensive you couldn't post some evidence? im not if you read the thread title, but we're talking about 4:5 or 1:1. i know you're just baiting me, but perhaps you thought i wouldn't respond.
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    Running a netbus without users knowing?

    i think instead of running a netbus, you should try driving a shortbus.
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    P4 2.4A OCing what temps are OK? oh and 3.5 ghz on stock cooling/voltage

    post some that are prime stable, im curious.
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    any E.T.A for LGA 775 Socket Release Date?

    this is a huge disaster.
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    2.4A Prescott problems

    i said we tried the MSI board twice, and sent it back both times to newegg. the p4c800 is a very expensive board (although no quite as outrageous as an ic7). and what i wanted and what i expected are two very different things. i sure as hell expected it to run a little quicker than this, but...
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    Is a 2.4 C clock for clock better than a 2.4 A (Pressy)?

    the 2.4a allows you to overclock while staying synced 1:1 with the ram at all times, you don't need any uber pc4000 ram either. dividers other than 1:1 seem like additional latencies to me. but it all comes down to what you use your box for. if hyperthreading can benefit you (ie do you have...
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    2.4A Prescott problems

    let me just add that im the thread poster's brother. we took kyle's recommendation and went for the MSI board, twice. it went back both times. it's been around 4 years since i've had a via chipset and now i know why. i really wanted to see this thing hit 200mhz, since it was my...
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    2.4A Prescott problems

    we've been playing with his chip since he got it, around april i suppose, and i just couldn't be more disapointed with the p4c800's bios. at one point we had the ram running at 225mhz, right now it sits at 178mhz, so something else is causing the problems. at this point, i guess it's the chip...
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    2.4A Prescott problems

    that sounds like a crock of shit to me. back that up with some literature and i'll gladly take it back.
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    Halo PC $25 at BB

    i wouldn't go that far. i mean, as long as you have a dual dual-core cpus and 2 pci express graphics adapters, couple gigabytes of ram and some striped wd raptors you should be able to run it at 800x600 with normal details. that's my experience at least.
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    2.4A Prescott problems

    good thing the forum is back so that the spreading of lies may continue. :rolleyes:
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    100pk Ritek G04 Silver Matte Top DVD-R Discs $59 shipped

    thanks, just ordered 100pk. got someone else to go halfsies aswell
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    Converting LPs to CDs

    im assuming the receiver has RCA? rca => stereo mini jack => line in. perhaps i misunderstood what you said.
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    Exhaust Fan mesh

    just get a 3" one, there won't be any gaps.
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    3way action - Antec vs Thermaltake vs Aspire SuperAlien

    just to let you know, that antec looks the same size, and quite possibly shorter than a sonata... these cases are an absolute BITCH to work in, especially the sonata. as much as i love it, if you are gonna be inside your case a lot just don't do it. (look at where the power supply is in...
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    2.6c @ 3.0 (1:1) or 2.6c @ 3.2 (5:4)?

    5:4 will introduce additional latencies, and since the memory speed is slower, i would fully expect it to have craptacular performance in certain instances.
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    Fridge Case

    computer in a fridge = nerd pipe dream. not only will your computer overheat, but you'll also kill a perfectly good refrigerator. and last time i checked oranges didn't dissipate 200+ watts of heat.
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    Unreal 2K4 for $29.99 at CC

    i suppose you could put all the cds on a dvd+- disc and use that to install, i know for 2k3 i'd put all the data from the cds in one folder and it would install mega fast.
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    Own Joorself a Cray!!!

    pretty sure my house would catch on fire if i drew the current it requires :/ might be able to use the 220volt plug that your washer and dryer use for a while before => fire.
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    Mousepad review THG (gripe)

    awesome, you can't even give a coherent reply supporting your arguement. more evidence that thg hatred is just spread by fanboys.
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    WD120gig HD for $39 AR

    there and back is at least 4 gallons of gas buddy. was the deal really that hot?
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    P4 2.4 showing as 1.8??(no oc)

    set the fsb to 133mhz :rolleyes:
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    Intel to intrduce Model rating: killing the megahurtz myth

    the grain of salt just got cut in half.
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    Prescott .13, RDRAM

    i'd say thermal issues alone show how poor the chip is... and that's after a die shrink. more heat in less area.
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    Prescott .13, RDRAM

    huh, so that means prescott has been under the magnifying glass for well over 3 years. intel threw money at a loser it looks like and couldn't admit it.
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    Sneak Preview: Intel's Alderwood/Grantsdale Chipsets Reviewed

    does anyone else have the feeling that intel just ran into a huge wall? there's no way im putting a prescott into a confined case, same goes with that ddr2 sham.
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    Sneak Preview: Intel's Alderwood/Grantsdale Chipsets Reviewed

    looking at what ddr2 has to offer makes me wish rambus took over with the 820 chipset 4 years ago :/
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    Is a P4 2.8 '800FSB' faster than its '533' counterpart?

    2.8C also has hyperthreading, that's another 3-5% all around (greater in some instances)
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    FREE PETA shirt. (EAT MEAT!)

    im just gonna wear it on wing night at the dining commons
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    Anyone want some free bad monitors?

    i say dump them in a desert then, no water = no harm. + deserts = stupid
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    VisionTek ti4200 + tyan tomcat(pIII) mb - will it work?

    if the agp card fits in the board it will work, cards are keyed differently to avoid such problems.
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