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  1. Thanks for the milestone mentions, everyone. I do jump on here and the stats page every once in a while to check up on things. I know I don't post anymore but I'm still folding! Good to see some familiar faces still around here.
  2. Don't know if I qualify, but I did a couple thousand points of folding about a year or so ago. I finally got my home PC working and also have my work PC cranking out...moved up 20 places on the pit team in only a couple days. It feels good to fold.
  3. I've never needed to do this, but I think it's worth a try for those extreme cases. http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Keyboard-in-a-Dishwasher
  4. If everything is pixelated, it's probably because it's satellite, not because of your video cables. Got a lot of trees around you?
  5. They give you a modem/router combo? I guess I missed that point...I would hate that.
  6. Just an FYI, my Netgear router (And I think most of them) allows me to put in my DynDNS account info - it will then update automatically for me. Then I just set up port forwarding on my router for whatever service I'm looking at.
  7. Ok, thanks Kram! As soon as I can sell another computer my wife's going to let me order the goods! I appreciate your help on this - I'll be sure to post some pics when it's all said and done. Edit: Here's what I'd like to do: * G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound * Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache * ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler * GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard * Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit * SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous + Case, but still debating on that one. I put a star on the ones you suggested. It's probably overkill for what I do, but I can't help myself. I say that I can spend less on some components, but then I get to looking and decide that I should really put the money into them because I want it to be awesome, and then I do upgrades...oh well.
  8. Ok, that's probably what I'll go with. I've got another question (sorry, they keep coming to me as I look into this). What about going with a Quad Core [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115057] instead of a Dual Core? I'd keep the price the same, but obviously have to downgrade on the clock speed. I made the plunge, though. I sold my old laptop, putting the iMac and other Laptop up for sale next. That, combined with the TV I sold should give me close to enough.
  9. I suppose that's true - would you say the 32MB cache would beat out a RAID 0 setup at 8MB cache? If one 500GB is roughly the same cost and going to be faster, then I imagine I'd go down that road.
  10. I don't mind ATI or nVidia, I just picked a card that got good reviews. I'm not exactly sure what Crossfire is, either. It seemed to me like I might not need it.
  11. I made a couple changes, which are easier to make when I have an example for compatibility comparison. See any downsides to the above setup with the following changes? I would run these in a RAID 0 config...I just simply don't need 500GB of space, so I figured I could save some money here. The only downside was the cache size decrease, I think. 2x 160GB 8MB Cache I didn't like the reviews on the other card, but this one seemed to be generally quiet and cool. Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit No real reason for this switch other than the price difference. Sunbeam PSU Given the savings on the above, I can squeeze in a copy of Windows 7...since I'll need that...running XP just wouldn't do right. Windows 7
  12. Thanks guys - that's helpful info. I hopped on Newegg last night and just put things together I thought would be nice (without worrying about compatibility) and my final price was spot on with yours, Kram. It's good to know what kind of cost I'm looking at and that my vague ideas match up properly.
  13. I'm thinking about putting together a new desktop computer soon, as all I have is a couple old laptops that are starting to fall behind. However, the last computer I built had Raid 0 with 2x 40Gb, 512MB ram, and something like an AMD 2500+. As you might guess, it's been a while and I'm quite out of the loop. I'm lacking in interest to re-learn what's hot and what's not, so I come for advice. I don't need to be able to overclock, and I don't need to score a billion points on 3DMark...I just want something that's going to be quite speedy. I do play games now and then, but it's things like Sim City, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Madden NFL, not Doom or things like that. When I do play, though, I like to crank the graphics up and have it run nice and smooth. I'd probably go with Windows 7 as the base OS (so I can play games and get better driver support), but then run VMWare with Ubuntu on top as my primary OS (I don't like dual booting, so sue me). That's my setup now and it runs very well. What do you guys think? I'd also like something nice and quiet...flashing lights and the such are nice, but not necessary. Cost depends...no more than $1000 for sure. To be honest, I'm not sure how much this is going to cost me anyways. Edit: If you want to go to Newegg and build the whole thing, that's fine...but individual part suggestions are welcome as well.
  14. Butter one side of two slices of bread Place on hot pan with cheese in the middle Flip once There you have it, grilled cheese! (That's about all I can cook, sorry)
  15. Is it just me, or do I now have to click every time I want to read somebodies post? For me it's showing up as a short list at the end of every thread with only the first post shown in full. Is it supposed to do that?
  16. That means clock speed of 1GHz. The cache is a small memory storage section on the processor and is rated in terms of size (bytes), not speed (hertz).
  17. You can remove group policy restrictions on any computer (Windows XP, anyways) by deleting a bunch of registry keys, then restarting explorer. Option 1: Save the following text as a .bat file, then run it: REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ /f /va REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum\ /f /va REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ /f /va REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall\ /f /va TASKKILL /F /IM explorer.exe explorer.exe It will delete a bunch of registry keys, then restart Explorer. Group Policy restrictions will be gone. Option 2: Manually delete those registry entries, then restart Explorer yourself. HKCU = HKEY_CURRENT_USER. *Note: You will have to do this every time you restart your computer. I simply placed the .bat file in my startup folder. Also, when you kill Explorer, you may lose some system tray icons, though the programs will still be running. The only way to avoid this is to go to Start > Shutdown, then hold CTRL + ALT + SHIFT when you click Shutdown. It will kill Explorer without losing any system tray icons. You will then have to manually restart it. (Link) Always use caution when modifying the registry!
  18. You have to do some configuration to record from your sound device - it's pretty easy and should be similar on XP and Vista. 1. Open up the Sound item in the Control Panel 2. Click the Recording tab 3. You should see a microphone and something like Stereo Mix. 4. Right click on Stereo Mix and enable it. That change will set all programs that record to now use your sound instead of the mic input.
  19. Yeah, they do have export settings, but it's like AVI is the only one...the rest are things like animated GIF and random useless stuff like that. It must be the way they have it set up - I'm using a public PC at my college for this software. A couple years ago I know I used DivX, but it's not there anymore. Oh well...I got a nice high quality AVI file for use in the future and am burning a bunch of DVDs of the work. I got some m2v file as well that's lower quality but smaller file. Anyways, I thought maybe Premiere had some sort of option that I just couldn't find this time. I guess not...
  20. I'm having a hard time finding them. I finally got access to a menu like that, but I had to actually go to the export to Adobe Encore screen which then gave me all the Mpeg settings - got it down to half a gig that way.
  21. I've got a small problem - I'm trying to get my wedding montage video in a workable format...I used Adobe Premiere Pro to create it, and there aren't a lot of export options. I managed to export an uncompressed AVI, which is a wonderful 26GB file, but that's it. Anyone aware of some ways I can either get some additional export options in Adobe or convert the AVI? I've used DivX in the past and that worked incredibly well, but I can't get that to work right now. Suggestions?
  22. You can make routers run on batteries and some can even run off of USB, but I can't speak to the quality or efficiency of such contraptions: http://www.prophotohome.com/forum/wired-wi...red-router.html
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