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by dr_st
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Graphics Card Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

In order of performance, from best to worst, among DirectX9 PCI cards:

GeForce 5700LE
GeForce 5500
Radeon 9200
GeForce 5200
Radeon 9250
by dr_st
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router Renew IP Timeout
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Try to set static IP, i.e. give it some address in the subnet of the router, configure the mask (prolly 255.255.255.0) and set the router as the default gateway.
by dr_st
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Mapped Drives.
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Try to disable simple file sharing, if it's enabled (My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View (at the bottom)).
by dr_st
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Here are my full specs: 6800GS or 7800GS?
Replies: 11
Views: 2604

I'm thinking that the P4 2.8 might bottleneck the 7800GS, preventing it from showing its full potential. Thus it will not be much better than 6800GS. At least not to justify the price difference.
by dr_st
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Integrated Sound versus Sound Card
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

The problem with onboard audio is that you cannot have the ports on the back and on the front active at the same time. If you want to connect something to the front ports, the back ports are dead. But that's the weird thing. I have normal speakers connected to the line-out port in the back coming f...
by dr_st
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Integrated Sound versus Sound Card
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

Also, the sound card will not "override" your on-board sound until you go into the BIOS and disable on-board sound, which you want to do to avoid IRQ, or any other conflicts. 8) Actually, Windows by default will prefer the PCI card. I haven't seen any case where two audio devices created conflicts ...
by dr_st
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange Question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2472

Tangible Demise wrote:Or... I could always make the laptop ultra-huge and include a full fan/heatsink... just kidding! :P
Such laptops do exist. Some manufacturers use Mobile Pentium 4 CPUs which forces them to include heavy cooling devices.
by dr_st
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange Question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2472

Ok then, how about a single core P4 Prescott? Socket 478? Would THAT need to be re-programmed (in the BIOS I mean) to use? While both are Socket 478, the laptop and desktop Socket 478 are incompatible. You cannot put a desktop CPU in a laptop. There are a few boards that allow you to do the opposit...
by dr_st
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Integrated Sound versus Sound Card
Replies: 22
Views: 5124

Ok, thanks for all the advice. I still have the one question, if I buy a sound card will my microphone and headphone jacks on the front of the computer still work or not? I like having a headphone and mic jack in the front, but I don't want to put in a sound card and have it make them useless. :( T...
by dr_st
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Help!!! I want to buy a notebook.
Replies: 14
Views: 3101

At a price of $1709 OY! It is a smaller model though, and probably very light weight. It weighs in at 3.1lbs, so it's very lightweight...It's an UltraPortable... Jason The IBM T-series is not an ultraportable, the X-series is (12.1"). But the 14" T-series is very portable. The problem with IBM is t...