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Apr 1, 2011If you have Windows, there is actually a very good chance it will work. Windows will just download all the drivers and uninstall the old ones. I've done it before. The only problem is that the hard drive mode in the BIOS must be the same as if was when you installed Windows (either AHCI, RAID, or IDE).Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Mar 27, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from BroadWay »-sigh-
Get yourself an i5 2500K with an ASUS P8P67 Motherboard. As for graphics card there is no doubt. Go for Gainward Geforce GTX 580. This will run for example Crysis on maximum settings with a more than enough amount of fps. Don't forget to get a Cooler for your CPU. I'd recommend the H70 Hydro Cooler.
**** THAT. The best way to get performance is to buy a server motherboard and put in 4 i7 980Xs, then put in 256 GB of ECC RAM. Make sure that it's running at a minimum of 2000 MHz. Then, buy 4 590 GTXes and put them in SLI, and a fifth GTX 590 for dedicated PhysX performance, and then a sixth for the hell of it. To top it all off, buy a huge block of solid hydrogen and put it on your solid diamond heat sink so that you can keep it all cool.
Please, learn what a budget is.
Anyway, the i5 will be better than the Phenom II, so I suggest getting that, if they are the same price.
Mar 26, 2011Posted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from Bassdoken »Quote from _j03_ »definitely not.
I can tell you're relatively new to the computer hardware thing.
The 4870 was about equal to a 5770, yet the 5770 was cheaper/cooler/more power efficient. Going back to even a 3870, the 4670 was about the same in performance, yet costed much less and was cooler, and it didn't even require a PCI power connection. Going back even further, the 2600XT got smoked by the 3870.
The 4870 is cheaper now than the 5770 is. You can get a 4870 for about $100, a 5770 will run you more than $115.
Suppose you bought a 4870 a while ago, and its upgrade time. Here are your options:
a) get another 4870, and get the performance equivalent of a 5850 ($100 cost)
:cool.gif: get a 5770 and have the same performance as the 4870 ($115 cost)
c) get a 5850 and have less power draw and heat than 4870x2, but same performance ($180 cost)
If you choose b, you're an idiot. Of course c is the better option than a, but it costs considerable more. That's what we're all trying to tell you.
Mar 14, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Awak3nd »Quote from oops_ur_dead »Quote from cjkonecnik »Just curious, what would you jailbreak for? iPhone 4 and iOS 4 has added a bunch of things people have been wanting and jailbreaking for.
1. Real Multitasking
4. Other tweaks, such as FolderEnhancer
Yer them too, but SBSettings is more ideal for me, anyway I updated to 4.3 :sad.gif: anyone know when the next jailbreak will come out, and last question is it possible to permanently brick my iPhone?
Right now, you can do something called a "tethered" jailbreak. All this means is that every time you turn your phone off, the jailbreak is lost, and it will enter restore mode. Then you have to re-jailbreak to finish booting it up.
Furthermore, it is impossible to permanently brick your phone through software.
Mar 13, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from cjkonecnik »Just curious, what would you jailbreak for? iPhone 4 and iOS 4 has added a bunch of things people have been wanting and jailbreaking for.
1. Real Multitasking
4. Other tweaks, such as FolderEnhancer
Mar 11, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Piratebay »I tried to install iTunes, but it told me I downloaded a 32 bit version (there is no option what bit you have on apple.com) I had to download iTunes 64 bit with Internet Explorer 64 bit. Apparently Apple looks what bit you have with your browser.
So my question is, is there a 64 bit version of Google Chrome?
Mar 11, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from iKaleb »Quote from gixxy »well again, if you change your root password they can't get root access.
Actually if Apple didn't have such a tight app screening proccess, we would have the same problem with stealing info in the app stores.
Yes, this is one of the few reasons I do appreciate the Apple app store. Want almost guaranteed safety? GO to the app store. Want freedom? Jailbreaking's your friend.
Well, not exactly. What's stopping an app from sniffing all your wireless data and sending it back to the developer? Apple doesn't check what API calls an app makes. Thats how that flashlight/tethering app made it through a while ago.
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This is what your doing: This is what i want u to do:
Can you please stop posting stupid things here? If you are, at least TRY to be funny.
Mar 10, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from zuned1 »Oh, XP.
Now, on the topic of upgrading hardware.
I want to get a new computer, for gaming, and I would like to build one. I've done research and stuff, and know that it would be smart to do it myself. However, I have no knowledge of things like... Bodies, Motherboards, Power Inputs, I only have minor knowledge of cooling units...
I want to purchase parts on my own, because its cheaper that way. However, I have no prcatical knowledge of things like motherboards or power input units, and I only know a little about cooling units. If I wanted to get a rather baseline, yet upgradeable computer, with simply a good CPU to start, because that's supposed to be the hardest to remove/replace, I think it would be an Alienware.
I was thinking get the Alienware ALX desktop. I have a couple reasons: 1, it's Alienware. I know that these days, thats not exactly good, but still. It's certain qualities are good baseline, and the reason I choose the ALX is because it has Liquid cooling, so I could overclock my CPU safely, I could add more GPU/CPU later if I want, and still not worry, theres plenty of space for customization... In reality, the only thing I would do is get more RAM and a different GPU later because that's the only thing I feel safe replacing/adding/customizing. I don't understand the rest of it very well, so I figure I could just get the overclocked CPU, Liquid cooling, and add a second graphics card and more RAM later.
I know thats not the most cost efficient way, but for someone who doesn't understand hardware the best, would that be smartest? I think it would be, and I just have a thing for liking Alienwares for their brand name/I had alienwares when I grew up, and I just love them.
Overclocking requires a considerable amount of technical knowledge, and understanding how your parts work. If you can't build your own computer, I doubt you'll be able to overclock.
If you want, we can help. Its not particularly hard.
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