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Re: whats under the hood?
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2004, 06:44:06 am »

...and here I am, picked it up less than a half year ago. I love it. UQM reaches to all ages.  
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2004, 07:53:56 am »

Holy crap do I ever hate reading about other people's computer parts. Good thing I only skimmed through.The sad thing is I expected this to be a topic about cars, and that would have pissed me off even more. Car people are so damn annoying.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2004, 08:18:22 pm »

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Holy crap do I ever hate reading about other people's computer parts. Good thing I only skimmed through.The sad thing is I expected this to be a topic about cars, and that would have pissed me off even more. Car people are so damn annoying.

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sorry Shiver. didnt mean to offend. i was just a little curious on what other people were using. so i take it your not a car lover. im not a grease monkey myself, but i do love the racing games (gran turismo mostly). its a way for me and my son to have that bonding time. he loves to race, and hes pretty darn good at, if i dont say so myself. i need...er, want to get a steering wheel for the ps2, but i doubt my wife would go for that, considering all the money i already spent on this pc.

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terminator, i have to agree, tagging your posts makes it alot easier to find them. but i do it for my personal style, so dont worry, your not copying style...just cloning it. Wink

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...and here I am, picked it up less than a half year ago. I love it. UQM reaches to all ages.  


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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2004, 10:51:00 pm »

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sorry Shiver. didnt mean to offend. i was just a little curious on what other people were using. so i take it your not a car lover. im not a grease monkey myself, but i do love the racing games (gran turismo mostly). its a way for me and my son to have that bonding time. he loves to race, and hes pretty darn good at, if i dont say so myself. i need...er, want to get a steering wheel for the ps2, but i doubt my wife would go for that, considering all the money i already spent on this pc.


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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2004, 02:44:47 am »

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terminator, i have to agree, tagging your posts makes it alot easier to find them. but i do it for my personal style, so dont worry, your not copying style...just cloning it. Wink
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or I could look for my avatar proably the only 8-bit avatar with animation. ur tag looks much better in blue to that green u changed it to.

On a side note is there any way to access a NTFS hard drive with a FAT32 boot. My NTFS needs and activation code which I don't have and I wish to preserve the data.

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HDs 40 GB(unusable at present NTFS) and 8 GBx (don't laugh had to scratch some stuff to install UQM)



this is mistaken it's actually just short of 9 GB not 8 and has only 67 MB of free space (too many MP3's) I need to access my 40 GB drive to stuff runs faster I'm too terrified of frezzing my CPU to defrag it I don't see how that would help.

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2004, 06:15:09 am »

Defrag simple takes bits and pieces of your hard dive data and saves it in one neat fashion. Result? You have a computer that runs faster and has some space freed up.
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2004, 09:18:42 am »

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ur tag looks much better in blue to that green u changed it to.
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i use the colors to project my moods. since im mostly cool all the time Cool, its always blue.

blueis my cool mode.

greenas in "green with envy".

redim angry, or least not in a good mood.

yellowif im making an apology, or if im wrong.

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Re: whats under the hood?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2004, 09:06:49 pm »

866 MHz G4 tower
640 Mb RAM
DVD-CDRW

It's ample for coding and surfing. It even does some serious number-crunching now and then.
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Re: whats under the hood?
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2004, 01:38:12 am »

Im not as computor literate as most people here, but i shall do my best:

1.80 GHz
512 MG of ram

Magic Bright flatscreen moniter
hp all in one (printer/scanner/fax/digital camara stuff)
8 (yes Cool high quality creative speakers Cool
2 creative subwoofer Cool Cool
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2004, 01:40:04 am »

Just for curiousity, how many inches is your monitor?
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2004, 01:59:15 am »

I self measured it, so this is rather inacurate, but the diagonal of the screen is 16.5 inches.
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2004, 04:09:30 am »

ive got 17" flat screen (CRT? i think there called), w/ an "all stop" cover over the front. though id like to get my hands on a 25" LCD wide screen i saw at comp usa. it was pretty nice, for a cool $999.99, that is. i couldnt believe how expensive the LCDs are. too rich for my blood.

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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2004, 04:13:34 am »

I saw a 23" for 499$  - Still to expensive for me. Though you can pick up a good used one on ebay for pretty cheap.
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2004, 05:05:02 am »

I'm running off a CTX CMS-1561M. okay it's old I don't think they make the curved screens anymore I think it used to be white but now it's like beige.  At least ten years old I think it's the only piece of equipment I never changed but I tell u this no problems, but than I can say for my HD. I think the monitor, the chasis, the keyboard, and the mouse are only pieces u can go a long time without replacing.  Think about it this way what is the HD standard capacity of today? roughly 100 GB 10 or 15 years ago it was like 100 MB big change and very easy to fall behind.  How big was SC2 originally on PC? I'l tell u cuz I have it installed(checking differences) 8.69 MB including 2 saves. UQM however is a whooping 120 MB would eat up your whole HD 10 years ago OS included.

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P.S. just change my resolution to 640*480and it's really screwing my up after using 800*600 for the last 10+ years(win3*included).
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2004, 05:30:33 am »

Most people have to either clean or throw away mouses pretty regularly (about every 2 years)
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