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    PCIe 1 - 60 fps; PCIe 2 - 25 fps

    So, I was trying to see how another card would fit in my system and I came across an interesting find. If I run my 8800GTX in PCIe 1, I get about 60 fps out of Real-Time HDR IBL. In PCIe 2, I get about 25 fps. Both slots are PCIe 2.0 x16. I wonder if there's some small architecture...
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    Back into WC

    With the desire to push my Q6600 further...a box of goodies arrived: My personal postal inspector decided to make sure the box was safe. Inside the box were many wonderful things: The first order of business was to open up the brand new D5 (Swiftech MCP655) pump and port it...
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    Q6600 3.2 GHz (8 x 400 MHz)

    So, this is my first OC in quite a while. I started with: Q6600 G0 GA-X38T-DQ6 2 x 1 GB Corsair XMS3 DHX (XMP 1600 MHz 7-7-7-20) Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (with AS5 and SFF21F) And I'm at this point now: 3.40 GHz - CPU-Z Validator 3.4 GHz (8 x 425 MHz) IHS lapped TRUE...
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    Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6 BIOS/Memory Issue

    [H]er's, I thought you might like to know that the GA-X38T-DQ6 does run 1600MHz DDR3 at rated speeds (Intel XMP certified). However, there was a catch. I had to go from the F2 BIOS to the F4a BIOS. After upgrading the BIOS, the board would only POST with one memory stick installed...
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    HOT! -- Free Chipotle All Day!

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    Projekt :: Webserver

    This is my webserver. All images are thumbnails to larger images. Flash on: Flash off: Specs: P4 1.5GHz Gateway P4 motherboard 768MB RAM (RIMMs...eeeevil) Gateway 17" CRT monitor, kb, mouse Gateway CD-RW drive Gateway DVD drive Gateway case...
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    HD Window Mod

    So, I did it. I'm too lazy to take pictures documenting the whole thing. So, here's the finished project. Dust is on the outside of the HD. Movies in a few minutes.
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    SanDisk Cruzer Titanium 512mb -- $67.34

    Normally priced $129.99, it is $89.99 no rebates at CompUSA. You must buy them online, but you can pick up in the store. Yes, they have 1.0gb flash drives for $109.99, but this is designed to withstand the violence that a flash drive might go through. Plus, they look cool...
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    250gb 7200rpm Ata133 Hd -- $129.00

    Hey, I'm going to check this deal out at CompUSA, it's a "Generic" drive, but it looks like it might be a rebadged Maxtor from the product description. I'll report back in about 20 minutes after I buy it.
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    HOT! -- Free Chipotle All Day!

    Free Chipotle in Fairfield, CA to all military and dependants. Arrive in uniform or with your military ID and they'll give you a free burrito (or tacos), free chips and salsa, and free soda! All day today until they run out of food. Oh, and you are allowed to return for seconds, just get...
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    Wireless Woes (Linksys + D-link)

    Here's my Wireless adventure so far: 1) Purchase a Linksys WRT54G router and a WPC54G notebook card. Find out that my laptop (IBM ThinkPad 760XL) will not work with 32-bit CardBus cards without a BIOS upgrade. Until I get a replacement battery, I can't do the BIOS upgrade. So, I take the...