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p1ink
11-01-2004, 03:31 PM
What you ladies running for hardware in your smart boxes?

katscratch
11-01-2004, 04:08 PM
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Card name: 128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: Radeon 9800AGP
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

p1ink
11-01-2004, 04:15 PM
Do you gals play any cs:source?

Vision2279
11-01-2004, 04:31 PM
Not a bad setup Kat. I'm assuming your 3.0 processor has the 800MHz FSB correct?

BIOS: AMI Version 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) - This is according to DirectX, technically only 1 CPU is installed.
Memory: 512MB PC2700(Not quite as good as you)
GPU: nVidia GeForce 6800
Bus Type: AGP 8X
Video Card Memory: 128MB DDR
Core Clock: 350MHz
Memory Clock: 700MHz
RAMDACs: Dual 400MHz
Memory Bandwidth: 22.4GB/sec.
Manufacturer: BFG Tech

I'm close to you on a couple of the items anyway. But I will always stand by my nVidia. had too many problems with ATI personally.

p1ink
11-01-2004, 04:33 PM
Personally I'll take my ATI X800 XT PE over any nvidia card... not that im some lame fan boy looking to start a flame thread, but this card just plain kicks ****. If you got the money, I definetely recommend this piece.

Might as well list the rest of my specs while im here...

Asus K8N-E Deluxe
AMD 64 3500+
1 gig pc3500 ddr
ati x800 xtpe
sb audigy 2 zs

edit: (I cant believe they censor a.r.s.e)

Vision2279
11-01-2004, 04:43 PM
That's cool I can respect that. In the past I've just run into too many issues with ATI not being compatible with some types of motherboards without jumping through hoops and then only have it work here and there, where nVidia has worked me for everytime.

At one point in time, I would've continued to say ATI all the way as they were one of my first big video card purchases. The ATI All-In-Wonder Pro card back in the mid to late 90's.

BCA
11-01-2004, 07:38 PM
ATI vs nVidia... will the 2 ever stop gong at it or will one dominate the other?? Wait and find out hehe.

kimi_
11-01-2004, 08:29 PM
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 Ti 4600
Sound card: SB Audigy 2 Audio [FF40]


Sadly my PC is almost two years old http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif, she's a good one though, the first I ever built for myself.

Geebus after doing that I realized that my primary hard drive is 37GB full and my secondary hard drive is 120GB full! Yikes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Vision2279
11-01-2004, 08:35 PM
Sounds like it's time to get a bigger hard drive. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif If your motherboard can handle it, pick up a 250GB or 300GB SATA 150 drive. Access times are much improved on those compared to ATA 66/100.

kimi_
11-01-2004, 08:46 PM
Gah I know! I already have two hard drives though! And the smaller of my two has my OS and all my games....it'd be a big pain in the behind to reload all of that!

Vision2279
11-01-2004, 08:49 PM
You're running Windows XP correct?

If so, there's a program called Ghost that you could use to make an exact duplicate of your hard drive, as far as data is concerned and then you could dump that all onto the new hard drive, all through DOS and bring you right back to where you were before you changed the hard drive.

Vision2279
11-01-2004, 08:51 PM
But then again it may not be a bad idea to reload. I say that because if you have your larger hard drive as your slave drive, install all of your games on there, leave the OS and the Windows SWAP file on the primary drive and that will help improve the performance of your games a bit due to less data to try to sift through while swapping stuff in and out of memory while you're playing the game.

If that didn't make sense, or wasn't clear, as I just rambled it out let me know and I'll try to re-explain what I mean.

kimi_
11-01-2004, 08:57 PM
The larger hard drive is primarily used for the large things, such as pictures, videos, etc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I got the 40 GB HD just for the OS and games....I must have acquired oodles of games and didn't even notice! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Vision2279
11-01-2004, 09:04 PM
I know how that goes. I had to buy a hard drive specifically for all of my games for that very reason. I just have WAY too many PC games in comparison to Xbox games.