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Are you going to get Vista?


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Poll: Vista? (75 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you going to upgrade?

  1. Yes (12 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  2. No (18 votes [24.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  3. Yes, Halo3 requires Vista... (1 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  4. Yes, X requires Vista (1 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  5. Not untill I have to... (43 votes [57.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.33%

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#181
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But you got teh 7800 GS :)

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Good memory. I'm surprised the old PC handle that.

My poor PC was state of the art two years ago. :sad:

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2 years is not that long.

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I was talking more about the amount of physical force that needed to be applied to get the bastard to align so the screws could be screwed in. I was sure something was going to break. Not to mention having to bend a few parts away so it actually fit on the motherboard (the system fan was in the way).


Which fan was that?


I've had the same experience with two fans, although the first time was much worse. Most likely becaause I was unprepared. Can't remember the name of the second one (came with the processor) but the first one was a Zalman geared for a LGA775 slot. Possibly Zalman CNPS7700 (it's spinning at the moment, so I can't check :) )

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I thought this was pretty funny. "Going down in style", so to speak.

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Windows Vista - It still crashes, but now you enjoy it.

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This tribute to WGA from zdnet's Ed Bott:

http://blogs.zdnet.c...221&tag=nl.e539


When I installed a beta version of Acclaim's 9Dragons role-playing game (protected, apparently, by nProtect's GameGuard anti-cheating software), Vista dropped a bomb on me. A time bomb, that is. The software convinced the Windows Software Licensing service that the operating system was being tampered with, deactivating the system and starting a 72-hour countdown to "reduced functionality mode."

I'm baffled that this Windows error message doesn't actually mention Windows. It just says "your license" and "your software." How am I supposed to know which license and which software. And in the left-hand-meet-right-hand department, where's Windows Defender in all this? I'm installing a piece of software that is tampering with my operating system, according to the Windows Software Licensing module. So why is Windows Defender looking the other way while this dastardly deed is being done? Why doesn't it detect and block this software?

In this case, closing the game and restarting the computer allowed me to reactivate over the Internet, but other people haven't been so lucky, based on reports filed at Microsoft's Vista Validation Issues forum.

For the record, I think Acclaim deserves a share of the blame for this problem. This problem has been known for a month, maybe much longer. When I installed the 9Dragons software today, it auto-updated itself to the latest version. Supposedly, nProtect has had a patch available for some time, so why doesn't Acclaim include it?

Still, shifting the blame around is cold comfort to a Windows user who downloads and installs a perfectly innocent-looking program only to discover that they've actually pulled the pin on a grenade that will go off in 72 hours unless it's disarmed.

So far, it looks like most of these problems respond to simple treatment: uninstall the game or program and reactivate, by phone if necessary. Still, it's a hassle to deal with, and nontechnical users are likely to be thoroughly confused.


I don't think 'confused' is the word I would have used.

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As time has gone on, I hate that Vista less and less. Sure the gimmicks make for nice eye candy but all in all it's about as useful or easy/hard to use as windows XP. So I guess it's pretty pointless for home users to upgrade. This post has been made using Vista voice recognition software.

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WOO HOO! My new RAM is to arrive soon! 2 GB of DDR RAM with heatsinks.

I wonder if I will get a performance boost or not.



No DDR2?


2 years is not that long.



My system was almost state of the art four years ago until the damned thing died from the overclock* last week.

*The overclock had been applied since I got it four years ago, it was time.

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was it heavily overclocked? either way, 4 years on an overclocked system is a good sign. i keep threatening to overclock my systems, but i just never get around to doing it.

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Haha I wonder how long my overclocked Conroe will last, I mean there must be a reason why they factory-clock them so low.

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Durr.. Yes, im going to get Vista in a couple of months, just going to buy myself another 1GB of ram -> 3GB! Yay!

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was it heavily overclocked? either way, 4 years on an overclocked system is a good sign. i keep threatening to overclock my systems, but i just never get around to doing it.

taks



I know, that's why I specified, I didn't want everyone thinking I was a dumbass that killed my system overclocking it.

It was an Athlon 2500 with a locked multiplier before I got to it. After I was done with it, it thought it was a 3200.

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It was an Athlon 2500 with a locked multiplier before I got to it. After I was done with it, it thought it was a 3200.


Was it one of those mobile 2500's or was it a standard 2500? Those mobile ones could overclock like a mofo or so I was told.

Edited by Deraldin, 28 February 2007 - 06:01 PM.


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No DDR2?


My old motherboard can't handle DDR2. No slots for it.

I still use a Socket 754 for godsakes! :blink:

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This post has been made using Vista voice recognition software.

How well does it work?

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A cute article about Vista's supposedly stronger security:

http://www.theinquir...x?article=37941

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A cute article about Vista's supposedly stronger security:

http://www.theinquir...x?article=37941

Vista keygen reported to be a hoax.

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It was an Athlon 2500 with a locked multiplier before I got to it. After I was done with it, it thought it was a 3200.


Was it one of those mobile 2500's or was it a standard 2500? Those mobile ones could overclock like a mofo or so I was told.



If it was a mobile 2500 it wouldn't have had a locked multiplier. Nope, I bought it, right at the same time they locked the multipliers on the chips, right when all the overclockers switched to mobile 2500s.

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Would it be inaccurate to suggest that Vista is less efficient than XP based on performance and the resources of the machines they run on?




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