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  1. Author: Mega Byte
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    Date: July 2, 2006, 9:59 p.m.

    Everything has a rival wat do you like and wat do u dislike???? :lol:

    Time to destroy everything as it was predictied that the human race would ages ago.

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  2. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 3, 2006, 12:47 a.m.

    You can compare Dell with Compaq? thats like comparing a rotten corpse with its guts leaking out or a roadkill animal.. which do you prefer to eat?

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  3. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 3, 2006, 12:48 a.m.

    All in all though i am a avid Ford fan! :twisted:

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  4. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 3, 2006, 2:06 p.m.

    When it comes to cars, doesn't really bother me so long it goes and doesn't require you to poke your feet through the floor Flintstone style 8-O, but then I am not really that much of a car person myself.

    Ah, comparing Holden vs Ford, the classical debate ;-). When it comes to computers though, I've always found Intel vs AMD, or NVidia vs ATI to be good comparisons.

    Myself, I've alway been a bit of an Intel fanboy, lol. I know some of their latest chips haven't been quite as fast as AMD's, but personally had a bit more luck with stability going Intel on Intel. But then again, I do like AMD, but I personally believe they have to be paired with a good mobo like NVidia and then they can be real good too.

    Operating systems, ahh… I do like Linux, I really do, but it's aimed more towards the server than desktop I still believe. Ok, not entirely true, there are some nice Linux distros good for desktop use, Ubuntu, Fedora, or Suse. But in general, I still use Windows because there are just too many applications/games I still need to run that aren't there in Linux :-(. You can run them on Wine, but it's not as good, and some things can have issues. All in all, I use Windows as my desktop and Linux as my server and Putty in via Windows ;-).

    But hey, I thought this section was more about cars, now even this thread is steering towards computers, lol. I guess in time we'll get people talking a bit more about cars here, once more people start finding the website. :-)

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  5. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 3, 2006, 4:05 p.m.

    :lol: Im a ATI & Intel Fanboy aswell.. Pentium M class :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Hmm i have a spare 2.8Ghz Chip i think i might over clock it and blow it up muahahahaha put a hole in the bench! :evil:

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  6. Author: ☼│oooOMagnum233Oooo│☼
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    Date: July 3, 2006, 10:30 p.m.

    Ever fried a athlon cpu?

    lol.

    Those babys burn hot.

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  7. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 4, 2006, 1:58 p.m.

    I figured that the cheapest way for me to get a PCI-e slot, is to betray Intel. Why? because I still have a gig of nice Corsair Dual DDR 400 RAM. hmph, all the new boards require all new DDR2 RAM again and now have a LGA 775 socket… :-(. I can't find any board out there with a PCI-e slot and socket 478, so my 2.8Ghz CPU is rendered useless! I would really like a PCI-e slot for current games, but have been left in the dark with how quickly AGP was kicked in the corner by PCI-e. Going Intel again costs $$$, mainly because I have to buy so many other parts just to make the move to PCI-e.

    I think a NVidia NForce 430 board seems like a good option for a quick upgrade, it has a PCI-e slot and still takes my DDR-400 RAM, it also has a onboard GeForce 6150, which could be adequate until I could afford the PCI-e video card, but at least it has the slot!

    All up, the NVidia NForce 430 board and Athlon64 3200+ CPU is around $384! EEK! 8-O … It's still the cheapest upgrade path though, might need a 20-24 pin PSU converter, but PSU should be able to cope with the higher load from the PCI-e slot.

    Hmm. betraying Intel though, is like… being a Ford fanatic and buying a Holden, or the other way round for some of us. :-|

    On the other hand it will give me a 64-bit CPU and PCI-e slot :twisted: (+ Gigabit LAN). Besides, I think AMD is pretty good on NVidia boards anyway. Funny as though, going from a GeForce FX 5600 AGP card back to onboard video for the mean time. I don't think that it will be too much of a downgrade though, the GeForce 6100 is sort of ok, even though the onboard version is limited to system RAM speed.

    I could roll out my old Pentium 4 HT 2.8GHZ, and 865PE board to the server, so the server gets hyperthreading, w00t, faster Ynui site! Then I could sell the old Celeron D 2.6Ghz + ATI Radeon 9100 IGP motherboard on Trademe or something, but at the moment don't have enough money to do this rollout yet.

    I'd rather sell the Celeron than overclock it and burn it through the bench though, at least I can get some money back on it then, and not have to get a new bench. :mrgreen:

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  8. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 6, 2006, 2:10 a.m.

    Ugh celeron.. BURN IT !!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: They must be one of the worst processors i have seen come out from intel… the L2 cache is crap for gaming, But hey cant complain .. Also i blew that 2.8ghz woohoo that was well worth my 3 secounds of entertainment ;-) aint had that much fun since primary school

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  9. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 6, 2006, 11:09 a.m.

    Hehe seems that you like to burn your CPU's. Lmao :lol:

    Yes, Celerons might not be that good for gaming because of the L2 cache, being half the size and speed of a P4 (and they have a 533 FSB too), but they're also cheap if you're just setting up a Linux server. Runs even the heaviest PHP scripts sweet as, you won't notice all that much of a difference in a server anyway, unless you're serving hundreds of sites maybe (but in that case you go 64-bit and Dual-Core, or dual Xeon or Opteron if you have the $$$).

    I'm not ready to ditch the good ‘ol Celery just yet, lol :lol:. And when I do, I’ll most likely just sell it with the Mobo or something, might get $50 or more for it. Either that or turn it into a spare box if I get some new RAM for it, who knows.

    Depending on the chip type, but you can sell some 2.8Ghz CPU's for upto $150 on Trademe currently (not a Celery though). I think I prefer that to burning them, lol.

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  10. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 7, 2006, 2:48 a.m.

    It was a Pentium 4 2.80ghz/512/800 .. Well im not really the money kinda guy id rather get my cheap thrills ;-) Its not everyday you have a P4 at your disposal lol well atleast not for me :lol:

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  11. Author: ☼│oooOMagnum233Oooo│☼
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    Date: Jan. 11, 2008, 3:14 p.m.

    Cooking harddrives is another funny one.

    Just put one in your floppy drive bay and watch the metal melt lol.

    I once was at a friends house and the worst case of harddrive death ive ever seen was were a thick plume of smoke actually came up off the harddrive circuit board hehe.

    Also btw that was the same day a psu also went up in smoke, great fun hehe.

    I think just for fun all geeks of the world should dig out there old P3, mobos etc and start hosting an annual event were instead of overclocking to see how fast can go should run competitions to see who can destroy there equipment the fastest but only by runing and not useing explosives or any kinda weapon hehe.

    Melt down, as long as its on surplus or outdated equipment is always the most amusing form of computer destruction etertainment.

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