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by thomas_w_bowman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Question on Ancient members
Replies: 25
Views: 16235

Re: Question on Ancient members

I'd suggest it's not easy to identify 'ancient members', after all - why ?

The forums are a lot less active than they used to be, today's kids may not even understand why have a PC - after al they have their multi-core phones to surf the internet with and cheap, powerful laptops.
by thomas_w_bowman
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: The Hundred Year War
Topic: Let It Snow..
Replies: 302
Views: 128564

Re: Let It Snow..

But winter IS pretty tough on mosquitoes. Living in Minnesota, I always have extra blanket, water, and other stuff in the car in case it gets stuck someplace remote. But my 2002 Subaru WRX (with snowtires for the winter) with it's 290,000 miles on it does manage to chew through most snowy weather as...
by thomas_w_bowman
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: What UPS rating needed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Batteries Plus will 'remanufacture' batteries - I had an impossible to find NiCad 'rebuilt' as NiMh, not cheap, but an exact fit and often added amp hours (voltage must be same).
by thomas_w_bowman
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Which desktop would be best.
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Newegg seems to be offering a bunch of lightweight 'Gamer' desktop PCs... I looked at several of them, they all have marginal PSUs. For a few hundred more you could build something and at least know what you've got... Between the 2 shown, the latter is the only 'viable' one IMHO. It would be more fu...
by thomas_w_bowman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: The Hundred Year War
Topic: Ron Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 11884

Heard recent rumor that Mitt R. is considering Ron P. for VP - that would be a great move, Ron has some excellent ideas for how to make the Fed accountable.
by thomas_w_bowman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: The Hundred Year War
Topic: What Would Happen If The United States Went Bankrupt ?
Replies: 10
Views: 10743

Um, prices for commodities would go WAY up (eg; gasoline, gold, food). The USA is a place where we should be able to become rich (it requires work, sometimes risk, but the Government should not be trying to make 'everyone' rich nor to 'hurt' rich people for having succeeded). Just about everyone sta...
by thomas_w_bowman
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Overclockers Anonymous
Topic: where's the undo button :P
Replies: 5
Views: 7056

In BIOS there may be a selection for 'Default settings' (notably in overclock settings, this may leave boot order, HD Controller, etc. settings alone. In general, you might be able to start where the settings were for your 'successful' overclocking - a few things to watch: - Temperatures... 30c is g...
by thomas_w_bowman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Going to be buying a new Gaming PC, so i need suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Current software does not really use 4 cores well yet... I5 should be fine.
by thomas_w_bowman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: mobo, cpu recommendations please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re-using your old 450W PS may be marginal... I'd look at nearly twice that much power to have headroom for upgrading later.

This one is single rail [email protected]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139025

I also always use Battery backup... voltage sag can cause HD write problems...