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About angshuman

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  1. Thanks for the info! I was considering going in for an 8800GT in the near future. I would've probably ignored a 128-bit spec as a typo or something.
  2. LOL interesting! Thanks for the update, I had stopped following the thread after it was closed (temporarily?) by the admins. I guess this is a classic case of Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
  3. http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/08/07/25/1150218.shtml Of course, they're free to support whatever the hell they want to on their boards, but when their BIOS ships with code that deliberately uses broken ACPI tables on an "if (OS == Linux)" condition, that's pushing it a bit... into antitrust territory.
  4. Agreed. I don't like the idea of re-specing in any game in general. It detracts from the satisfaction of building a solid character. In MMO's you could argue that it would be too severe to not allow it, but in a game like Diablo I don't like the idea at all.
  5. Wow. Slower than a GX2 in majority of benchmarks. Costs $150 more. 1.4 BILLION TRANSISTORS AT 65nm => terrible yields. Doesn't appear to be a sound financial move on Nvidia's part to have released this. They should have kept it as an engineering exercise and released it a few months later in 45nm, potentially in GX2 form.
  6. Already spent way too much money on games this year Must... resist...
  7. There are quite a few very good 64bit *nixes around, you know? What's keeping you from using them, and if it's gaming and Microsoft programs, why not setting up a dual boot machine? /agree. Ubuntu is freaking incredible. You can do everything you could in Unix + X11, plus you have access to all the source code, plus Compiz will give you eye candy that shames Aero and Mac. I use it for pretty much everything except MS Office and games (for which I use XP).
  8. Very few contemporary applications are memory-bandwidth limited. Get any memory sticks that your mobo can support, you'll be fine. Of course, the amount of RAM does have a huge impact. Since it's a new PC, I'd say get at least 4GB unless you plan on upgrading soon.
  9. Yeah, the 800 -> 1333 upgrade is not going to make a big difference. However, the Cedar Mill (Pentium4D) to Conroe (C2D) upgrade is freaking HUGE. A 1.8GHz C2D with 2MB cache can run circles around a 3.6GHz P4D. You're getting a 3.0GHz C2D with 4MB cache. Hypothetically, if the P4s existed to this date, then we're talking about the equivalent performance of a ~6-7GHz Cedar Mill. The difference *is* really that huge. Despite this, as mkreku said, you probably won't perceive this in a lot of real-world scenarios, where you'll likely be bottlenecked by memory latency, HDD and GPU speed.
  10. http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=c...70&Itemid=2
  11. There was a time when Nvidia drivers used to be rock-solid (the 6800 era). Times have changed, unfortunately.
  12. http://contentconsumer.wordpress.com/2008/...-my-girlfriend/
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