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06-15-01, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Although it's not a traditional kind of racing...

Although it's not a traditional kind of racing game, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer on the N64 is damn good fun. LOts of tracks with lots of sneaky shortcuts and cool scenery and stuff, lots of different...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-15-01, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

You can just swap the drive over, and in theory,...

You can just swap the drive over, and in theory, Windows will just retect all the new hardware and load the corresponding drivers. I did this myself, and it kinda worked... however, Windows really...
06-14-01, 03:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 7,499
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Yeah. Needs more Mars bars.

Yeah. Needs more Mars bars.
Forum: Tech Talk
06-13-01, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

You'd be surrpised... The only differences...

You'd be surrpised... The only differences between Durons and Thunderbirds are that the L2 cache on a Duron is half the size (IIRC), and the Durons use a lower core voltage. So, unless you're uisng...
06-13-01, 02:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,708
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Damn, has this thread really been around for a...

Damn, has this thread really been around for a year and a half? :eek:
06-13-01, 02:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,453
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Damn, has this thread really been around for a...

Damn, has this thread really been around for a year and a half? :eek:
06-13-01, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Mebbe, but I'm willing to bet that just about...

Mebbe, but I'm willing to bet that just about every member of these boards has an Amazon account already, but they probably don;t have a Paypal one. I know I wouldn;t sign up for a Paypal account...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-13-01, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Yeah, it should work just fine as a "normal"...

Yeah, it should work just fine as a "normal" computer. The only possible problems could be that if it's a "proper" server machine, it might be difficult to expand in the future; some server machines...
06-13-01, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Ayup, they call it the Honor System"...

Ayup, they call it the Honor System" (http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/subst/fx/home.html/ref=gw_m_b_jhs/102-0271257-1888950); it lets you have a little box on your site that visitors can use to make...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-12-01, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

If you don;t intend to overclock your system, and...

If you don;t intend to overclock your system, and you don't mind getting CAS3 instead of CAS2 (the performance difference is negligible in most systems) then there's no particular reason why you...
06-12-01, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

The music from the first couple of levels in...

The music from the first couple of levels in Super Mario Land on the Gameboy...

Also, the music from all the Zelda games... wouldn;t be quite as catchy if they didn;t use the same music in all the...
06-12-01, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Can't do sticky threads in this version of the...

Can't do sticky threads in this version of the forum software.

Whatever happened to Jim Rochester's thread, did people just get boreed of bumping it up all the time?
Forum: Tech Talk
06-12-01, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

To be honest, Tom's Hardware has been slipping...

To be honest, Tom's Hardware has been slipping recently... and the heatsink roundup is a pretty bad one. Inconsistent results, and really bizarre conditions for some of the heatsinks - look at the...
06-12-01, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Ayup, it's about 4 minutes fast. I think it's a...

Ayup, it's about 4 minutes fast. I think it's a documented hardware problem with the server, the clock runs ever so slightly fast and gains a minute every week or so...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-12-01, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

That's pretty damn hot, you don;t really want...

That's pretty damn hot, you don;t really want your chip temp going much above 50 if you can help it. You should check that your heatsink is seated properly and that you've got some thermal compound...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-12-01, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Ayup, memory currently costs something crazy like...

Ayup, memory currently costs something crazy like $60 for 256MB, and that's for decent, branded stuff, you can probably get generic stuff which is just as good for half that. If you can afford it,...
Forum: TV Talk
06-11-01, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Ayup. One of the few programs on TV that I...

Ayup. One of the few programs on TV that I actually make an effort to see on a regular basis (the others being Buffy, Angel and Dragon Ball Z :D )
06-11-01, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

IMO, sounds like a pretty lame idea. Nobody looks...

IMO, sounds like a pretty lame idea. Nobody looks at the profile pages anyway, on the whole, and it's just as much effort to click on someone's profile as it is to click on a DVDTracker list....
Forum: Tech Talk
06-11-01, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

You occasionally get hardware incompatibilities...

You occasionally get hardware incompatibilities with certain combinations of hardware amd particular chipsets; it doesn't happen very often, and if you make sure you get the latest versions of your...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-11-01, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

I think RAM prices are gonna continue to plummet...

I think RAM prices are gonna continue to plummet for the foreseeable future; they've halved in the last 6 months or so, despite everyone claiming they were gonna start climbing, and I see no...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-10-01, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Since DDR RAM costs almost the same as SDRAM now,...

Since DDR RAM costs almost the same as SDRAM now, I think it'd be a very good idea to go for it; the $40 extra for a DDR motherboard would be well worth it, IMO. Also, getting a 266MHz FSB chip (and...
06-10-01, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Poll threads are not the problem; what is the...

Poll threads are not the problem; what is the problem is people replying to them with one-liner replies. If people actually bothered thinking about their responses and expanding on them a little, as...
06-10-01, 02:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,644
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Sorry to be pedantic, but this isn't so much a...

Sorry to be pedantic, but this isn't so much a case of editing as it is proofreading. Editing suggests that the person or persons would also be keeping an eye out for trimming stuff with length and...
Forum: Tech Talk
06-10-01, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,228
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

"Fixed" is not going to happen, they'll just...

"Fixed" is not going to happen, they'll just replace it. So make damn sure you back up all your data before you send it away.
Forum: Book Talk
06-10-01, 11:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,878
Posted By TheyCallHimJim

Textbooks are expensive, there's no way round it....

Textbooks are expensive, there's no way round it. The publishers know full well that if you have to buy a texbook, you HAVE to buy it, so they can chareg more or less whatever they feel like. And you...
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