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by autoboy
Tue May 07, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What's the best computer you can find for FREE?
Replies: 30
Views: 44015

Re: What's the best computer you can find for FREE?

The best free computer I got was a Core 2 Duo notebook at 2ghz, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB drive, and Windows 7 x64. It had a busted screen that I tried to repair but gave up on. Instead I ended up pulling the screen off which made it into a keyboard with a computer in it. I hooked up an external 24" monit...
by autoboy
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs
Replies: 15
Views: 7427

Re: AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs

Thank you for the KG link comparing the chip against a similarly priced i3 and a high end discrete card. On some other forums there's a good # of people who keep saying that the A10 is not suitable for budget gaming with a discrete card and the only value is the GPU in it. But that KG review showed ...
by autoboy
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition Fanless GPU
Replies: 10
Views: 5898

Re: ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition Fanless GPU

RAM sells video cards. That's why the low end cards feature a lot of RAM, then as you step up to real gaming cards such as the 7770 you drop back down to 1GB. I can't tell you how many times a friend tells me about how he got a full 2GB of RAM on his video card for me to find out it is something lik...
by autoboy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 won't drop the voltage at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: My GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 won't drop the voltage at idle

Ok, so I finally got my board to drop the voltage at idle. I had to set the voltage to normal, set the offset to 0, set the voltage leveling to preset 5, and had to use auto for the power saving features rather than enabled. It was like a puzzle getting it to work. I'm on the latest BIOS. Can't reme...
by autoboy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: low-budget HTPC
Replies: 17
Views: 5993

Re: low-budget HTPC

The graphics in the Pentiums and Celerons is Intel HD1000 graphics which lack the post processing features of HD2000 and HD3000. That may not matter to you much, but do understand that a Celeron won't display the same picture as an i3.
by autoboy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 won't drop the voltage at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

My GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 won't drop the voltage at idle

So my cheap GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) from the Micro Center deal won't drop the voltage back down when idling if I overclock the CPU. If I leave everything on Auto and simply raise the turbo frequencies, the board applies an automatic overvolt to 1.35V and that voltage won't drop when idle. The CPU...
by autoboy
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 43813

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

I'll reiterate what Neil said, that a venture capitalist would be precisely the worst choice for managing the economy. Really? A Venture Capitalist is at the top of his game and he was the CEO which means he managed the business rather than did the majority of the leg work on picking companies to i...
by autoboy
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Power Video Card for Headless Server
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: Low Power Video Card for Headless Server

This isn't really what you are asking, but other viewers of this thread may be interested to know that the new 7XXX series 28nm AMD Radeon graphics cards go into a long idle mode when the monitor is turned off and use less than 3W. Some 6XXX series cards are relabled as 7XXX series cards and don't h...
by autoboy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 43813

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

If Romney gets in what will happen internally within the Republican party.? He seems more left facing than most/all of the others, could this create further rifts within the Republicans.? That is something that I would like to see on a personal level, a third party in American politics can only do ...
by autoboy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 43813

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

The so-called Arab Spring and other recent uprisings were caused by basic issues, like economic collapse, very poor policies and very high food prices: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec11/egyptfood_11-30.html The Theory of Gravity, the Theory of Evolution, and many other major important...
by autoboy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Celeron G440 or G530 for HTPC upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 5779

Re: Celeron G440 or G530 for HTPC upgrade?

The Celerons don't have the hardware post processing features of the i3 chips. Yes, they have decode, but lack the image post processing. I'd go with an i3.
by autoboy
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus XT: The Best of Both Worlds?
Replies: 32
Views: 10656

Re: Seagate Momentus XT: The Best of Both Worlds?

I got the 500GB XT for my gaming computer. I still run Vista 64 on this computer and have some serious bootup issues. Vista LOVES to destroy my hard drive at bootup, taking 7-8 minutes before the computer will open an application, and will run other diagnostics throughout the day that are very seek ...
by autoboy
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First HTPC Build - Need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Looks good to me. The only thing you might change is to use cheaper memory, and to use the onboard video instead of the 5570. But, as it stands you will be very happy.
by autoboy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LogicSupply's BCM970012 PCIe mini card for HD on Intel Atom
Replies: 33
Views: 21594

Don't most netbooks have their mpci-e slots taken by their wireless cards? I just pulled my G965 notebook apart and I would lose my network card if I wanted one of these. I DO have a express card slot that would work on this machine, but most netbooks don't have those. I could be totally wrong here,...
by autoboy
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gutting failing HTPC, looking for component suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

Hulu acceleration is still busted with Flash 10.1. I'm getting impatient because my S754 single core Athlon64 at 2.4ghz with an ATI 4350 would make a great Hulu box if they could get flash acceleration working .
by autoboy
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus UL80Vt: A CULV Laptop with Hybrid Graphics
Replies: 11
Views: 5331

I got the 15" A model without the discrete graphics and overclocking for my wife for Christmas. She loves this laptop and the extreme battery life is liberating. She can work all day on the couch or kitchen and never need to return to the wall for power. She's never complained about the speed of the...
by autoboy
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which LOW POWER CPU to replace Sempron LE1250?
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

The cpu doesn't do any heavy processing when recording HD. It will simply write to disk. Your sempron will be fine.
by autoboy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100: World's Thinnest, Smallest Nettop
Replies: 12
Views: 4954

Who is buying these? I've wanted to play with one, but I am struggling to find a use for it. A PC for my parents? Nope, their Athlon 2400+ is probably faster and free. A PC for the living room? Nope, not enough CPU or GPU for video A PC for the kids? Maybe, but why not get a cheap desktop that they ...
by autoboy
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Teen kills brother over loud music, not PC noise
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

A Delta fan equipped PC left on all night to download porn in a shared bedroom could cause some conflict. But these things are never boiled down to a single event. There were surely other factors and the PC must have been the straw.
by autoboy
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gateway EC1803h: Netbook or Ultra-portable?
Replies: 24
Views: 10947

This looks like the ultimate netbook to me. I use a notebook with a core 2 duo at only 1.5ghz as my main work PC and i frequently find I need more power from it even with pretty simple tasks. That is why I define this as a netbook and not an ultra portable. HDMI video acceleration a CPU that can han...
by autoboy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27281

Most people will work to improve their lot in life. That is correct. And that is why in my example Paul was ok with working. If the government taxes them they are still taking home more money then they would have if they hadn't worked as hard. The reward just gets less and less as you move up the ta...
by autoboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27281

You shouldn't listen to propaganda at all. Make up your own mind based on your experiences. It helps to listen to all sides of the issue and apply your own life lessons. It is also advisable to study the history of where we came. Because all your ideas have been thought of before. If you don't know ...
by autoboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27281

Cov, You probably think of me as a callous man that doesn't have compassion for those around me? You likely think of me as selfish and uncaring. If you knew me you would certainly think otherwise. I think the difference is in what we define as compassion towards man. Let me illustrate it with a stor...
by autoboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27281

There are also some reasonable people with Business Degrees in this discussion asking for caps on salary. Putting a cap on opportunity puts a cap on productivity, innovation, and progress. Salary does not equal opportunity. Which is better: to work 80 hours a week and earn $160k/yr or to work 40 ho...
by autoboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27281

Ah, such is the beauty of freedom of speech. You're as welcome to your opinions as I am mine. How about some more quotes? You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without rec...
by autoboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 27281

I haven't read the entire thread. The first post requires a lot of assumptions that just aren't true. It also requires ignoring 2500 years of human history because these kinds of things have been tried before and they don't work. And, it shows complete ignorance of economics. There are also some rea...
by autoboy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 55145

I thought the article would tell me how to get a 10K rotation speed out of the 7200.11. As it is written, i am not impressed.
by autoboy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG41MJ: Affordable 775 Mini-ITX
Replies: 7
Views: 4047

You didn't sat in the beginning that the board used the G41 chipset before you started talking about the differences with the G45. It is not entirely clear the board uses the G41 until later in the article.
by autoboy
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you do not agree that Global Cimate Change is real...
Replies: 72
Views: 11241

Hi, I'm not a climatologist -- are you? There is no scientific controversy; only that caused by those paid by energy companies. REALLY! Do you not also think that those who are contracted to study global warming by governments, corporations like GE, and environmentalist groups are also not under pr...
by autoboy
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you do not agree that Global Cimate Change is real...
Replies: 72
Views: 11241

If you think burning 65 million years of stored carbon energy in less than 200 years wont negatively effect the environment, Ive got ocean front property in Nevada to sell you. There's a simple experiment for skeptics to quickly disprove carbon induced global warming once and for all... Seal up you...