Recent content by DarkSoldier

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    Build advice requested ~$800 budget

    Hey that looks pretty good, thanks. I think I might want to scale back that GeForce some and maybe put the money into getting the fastest HD I can. What would you recommend for a video card under say $100 instead?
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    Build advice requested ~$800 budget

    I'm looking to put together a new PC sometime in the immediate future. I've built a few systems in the past but not over 5 years, and I really have no idea how to choose a CPU/Mobo/Ram these days. For instance, last time I was building systems power supplies were not an important consideration...
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    Budget gaming rig, any suggestions?

    I've been using a laptop primarily for the past 4 years or so (doing little to no PC gaming) and I'm ready to build a new desktop system but I have no clue what the current state of the cpu, chipset/motherboard, video card market is these days. I want to use this for gaming but I'd like to...
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    Weird pointer problem (C++)

    It wasn't really a problem that needed a solution it was me being dumb and copying and pasting code without being careful enough. Basically I had a method of a class which was supposed to assign a value to a member variable (which happened to be a pointer) but I had unknowingly declared a...
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    Weird pointer problem (C++)

    I'm an idiot.
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    transformer rating

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    (yet another) Quick C++ question

    Why is this declaration: char* text = "text" ; okay, but this one: int* numbers = {1,2,3} ; spits up this: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\dfs\main.cpp(7) : error C2440: 'initializing' : cannot convert from 'const int' to 'int *' Conversion from...
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    Random (quick) C/++ question...

    If the declaration is fine, then I don't think I understand what the problem is. What's the matter with what I assign the pointer to?
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    Random (quick) C/++ question...

    Oh I see about the dereference operator, yeah I just typed this up it didn't come from an actual program.
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    Random (quick) C/++ question...

    I have a function say, int* dosomething() { int number, *pointer ; pointer = &number ; return pointer ; } Which compiles in VC++ without any trouble. Now suppose I have this instead, int* dosomething() { int number ; return &number ; } Which gives me "warning...
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    Do AMD retail box cpus come with heatsink/fans?

    I haven't bought a processor in about 5 years, retail boxes usually used to include a cpu cooler, do they still? (I'm looking at the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+) Thanks.
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    Canon Powershot A85

    Hmm, Amazon has the A520 for $214, I'll have to think about that.
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    Canon Powershot A85

    Does anyone have any comments on this camera? I know it's a pretty low-end one, but in the $200 or less price range it seems pretty good from what I've read. Do people here agree or disagree? Thanks, Evan
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    manually controlling mobile processors

    I have a mobile sempron in my laptop and it does this speed-adjusting thing where it runs at half the clock-speed until it is supposidly under load and then it increases to the full speed. I've found this to be a little flakey in some cases, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a utility that...