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31494 No.1712   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Could anyone explain the difference between 7.1 surround sound headphones, and my regular headphones?

I don't get it. Is it in the drivers, or do they use multiple speakers or...?

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>> No.1713   [Delete]   [Edit]

From what I know, I don't think there's any true surround sound headphone, they just have an integrated 5.1 surround sound decoder.

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Well i had a pair of old analog triton ax 5.1 surround sound headphones and for gaming and even anime with 5.1 it was amazing. it actually had several speakers and a small subwoofer for actual surround sound. i think the newer ones are all usb and digital but the analog did it for me. i need a new pair though :(

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93462 No.1706   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

What can you tell me about this guy's Intel Gamer build? Should anything be changed?


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They're suggesting a socket 1156 processor, which isn't that great, IMO. Intel's high-end i7 and upcoming i9 series are socket 1366, which means that you'll need a new motherboard if you want to upgrade.

Personally, I would replace the recommended DVD drive with a generic $22 (Newegg) model (unless you absolutely need LightScribe), go with the $55 (Newegg) Antec 300 case (my 10.5" long GTX 275 fits just fine, so the 8.1" 5770 will fit easily), and go with the $25 (Directron) Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 heatsink.

Use the money you've saved to upgrade to an i7-920 ($280 - Amazon), and obviously switch to a socket 1366 motherboard (Asus P6T SE looks good), and you're set for the future.

I have too much free time.

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Thank you very much for the help!
Edit: What if I wanted to go with the 5790 video card from the same brand and use an SSD? Now that I think about it, won't I need some kind of gel for the CPU installation? (Sorry, this will be my first build.)

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>> No.1709   [Delete]   [Edit]


>won't I need some kind of gel for the CPU installation?

most cpu coolers come with some thermal compound already on them or with a little packet of it.

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>Edit: What if I wanted to go with the 5790 video card

I don't think there is a 5790. If you're talking about the 5970, that's 12.2" long, which is probably a bit longer than the Antec 300 can handle without modification. It isn't a bad idea to move up to the 900.

>use an SSD

I'd recommend a 30 GB SSD on which you install the OS and nothing else, so your computer boots really quickly, and then a large (750+ GB) normal hard drive for games and stuff. If you want to keep your games on an SSD, that gets very expensive very fast.

>Now that I think about it, won't I need some kind of gel for the CPU installation?

Most coolers come with it, though it isn't a bad investment. A $5 tube of Arctic Silver will cover about 20 CPU installations.

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Thanks for the help, guys. (And yeah I meant the 5970, oops)

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21169 No.1704   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Sup /tech/, just found a pretty sick interview with the creator of Template Monster. They're a fucking huge company, so you have to figure Dave Braun is getting close to his first $1 mil.


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So i stumbled upon a few review and demonstration videos for this, the Femisapien by WoWee, and i thought it was extremely cute. The inner nerd/otaku in me wants one, but i know if i got it, i would only play with it for a few days then it would sit on my shelf collecting dust like all my swords and figures.

For its size, availability, level of function and articulation, and cost its one of the better/best on the market (for it's -category?-). And it interacts with all other WoWee robots. Cheapest I've seen them is about $30 USD on sale at walmart.

Cheap and tempting... i kinda always wanted a robot girlfriend, too... -.-

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i have a very expensive new computer and it has windows 7 in it, along with a badass screen that is like twice the one i've had before. Both things are giving me a horrible headache, and it is getting annoying, especially since i'm supposed to fucking work with this. For those who actually have a very large screen, how long did it take to get used to it? I mean, being at least able to use it for a decent amount otf time without having the expression of a crazy rabbit.

pic unrelated, it was just the first thing i had at hand.

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>> No.1693   [Delete]   [Edit]

Sounds like you need a smaller monitor or turn down the brightness of the one you have now.

>> No.1695   [Delete]   [Edit]

I'm currently on a single 24" monitor but haven't had any issues sitting in front of it for ten to sixteen hours a day.
Both are great advice though.

>> No.1696   [Delete]   [Edit]

I agree with moving it back. Also, iMenu can be handy.

>> No.1697   [Delete]   [Edit]

i set about 3' away from a 32" screen and never had any trouble. try turning down your resolution to something like 1360-768 and tern down the brightness and/or contrast just a little. I once try playing fallout 3 on a 50" tv while setting like 4' away and was about to throw up after just a few seconds until i moved farther away.

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I have a 26". I find lowering the default brightness helps. Also in "appearance" I give the Item:[Window] an off color instead of white. Notepad and this reply box I'm typing in isn't white that way.
I use this
Not getting hit by a bright white wallpaper when you minimize stuff helps too.

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322392 No.1669   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Well /tech/ I have a problem, Windows installed an update that would detect that my OS wasn't genuine, I knew it was there but never installed it for obvious reasons. I went on today and it installed without me knowing at some point in time. Initially I tried system restore and the only restore points were yesterday and not before I installed the update which was apparently two days ago. So has this happened to anyone else and have they been able to fix it? I've tried googling a few things but no luck, there's only fixes for older updates.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit FYI.

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>> No.1672   [Delete]   [Edit]

Yep, that's what I did initially. But when I installed the update it fucked me over, or should I say the when the computer installed the update.

>> No.1673   [Delete]   [Edit]

had the same. my solution: reinstall and use a proper OEM'izer. i used the win 7 loader 1.7.7r by DAZ

>> No.1674   [Delete]   [Edit]

Press Control Alt Delete, go to Task Manager WITH THE GENUINE POPUP STILL OPEN. Go to Programs, rightclick the program, click Go to Process. Open a search in a folder, and type in the process name. Search your WHOLE computer. Once the file is found, SHIFT delete it, and it's gone for good.

Worked for me, I got it after I pirated my Windows XP.

>> No.1676   [Delete]   [Edit]

For fucks sake, Win XP =/////= Win 7, ESPECIALLY when it comes to WGA/WAT.

Do what LuMi says, and OEMise the ISO with the loader. If you need to back your files up, use a linux live CD- etc, etc.

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No, I needed special privledges buuuuuuut. My friend however found the answer, no tedious work required.

>Also works after M$ KB971033 update will make your Win7 Genuine again

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40961 No.1649   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

quick question:
AMD "Rana" 2.9GHz triplecore (AM2+/AM3)
into ECS C51GM-M (officially only upto AM2)
would work?

>> No.1650   [Delete]   [Edit]

it would seem you have constructed enough pylons... proceed

>> No.1664   [Delete]   [Edit]

AFAIK, no. You can put AM3 CPUs into AM2+ sockets, but that's the maximal backwards-compatibility.

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i feared so. any alternative CPU for under 100 EUR to upgrade to around 3 GHz dualcore?
i planned on buying an ATI Radeon HD 4850 or something too. i dont need highend, i only want to be able to play newer games like ME2 at stable framerates.

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If you can get your hands on an Athlon X2 6000+, that's AM2, dual core, 64 bit, 3.0 GHz. It's $55 in the US (I'm not familiar with European computer parts suppliers, but surely that's within your budget).

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I bought the Athlon II X4 (quad-core, 2.6ghz) for ~$55/~€45, and I'm loving it. It's an AM3, if you're looking for something AM2, then I recommend buying something used, so you can get it ridiculously cheap. Be cautious if you're buying a used CPU, though. AFAIK, the AM2 is no longer sold new.

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52740 No.1582   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

How big is your largest monitor?

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>> No.1643   [Delete]   [Edit]

Maybe he does not like widescreen. I for one don't either. The problem I ran into was that Apple does not make any machines with a 4:3 monitor anymore.

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>I don't want to move from the 4:3 format
>using a 5:4 monitor


Do you have room for a CRT monitor? I'm sure you can get those in pretty high 4:3 resolutions.

>> No.1646   [Delete]   [Edit]

You people realize that your pirated 4:3 I Love Lucy episodes will still display as 4:3 on a 16:9 right?

>CRT monitor? I'm sure you can get those in pretty high 4:3 resolutions.

CRT's are all analog. Who the hell wants analog?

>> No.1648   [Delete]   [Edit]

If you want dick around with a magnet, CRT's are fun. So is degaussing them.

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some of us don't give half a shit

I'm using 21" CRT, myself.

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117155 No.1229   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

I'm on Ubuntu right now (i'm at school, over VNC), but I normally use OS X.

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thanks for the tip. but the closest thing i could find is this speaker fill option but it makes the sounds coming from the back speakers sound like they have karaoke turned on or something. Currently I have them cloning the front speakers. That's good enough.

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I had issues with realtek drivers when using vista and windows 7. I simply removed them and ran the windows update for the optional stuff and Windows 7 installed other drives and it works great now. Maybe the problem is similar, I honestly don't know but it wouldn't hurt to consider it.

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I have just ordered a new motherboard because of the sound problems and becouse cross fire support =!= sli support. Hopefully win 7 OEM wont give me much trouble when swapping it out. though i will probably have to call them up to get it activated again.

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Debian on my server, XP on the gaming and work desktop that's hooked up to all of the midi devices and synths, XP on the old ThinkPad, Windows 7 on the good laptop, stripped Ubuntu install on the currently offline laptop, old Gentoo install on in room server with old extremely low power everything embedded motherboard and off-brand processor.

>> No.1654   [Delete]   [Edit]

I run a server, too. She runs Ubuntu (Home Edition), though (I'm the OP).

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4326 No.1493   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

i'll just leave this here...

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>omg how do i used computar
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I never had an issue with Windows, or Microsoft for that matter, up until ME.

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The only thing I remember about 3.1 is the blinding rage I felt when ever I tried to do anything in it besides edit a .txt file or doodle in ms paint.

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I was pissed off as hell when 95 removed the "exit windows" feature.

The best thing about windows was getting out

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I miss good old File Manger. They completely raped Windows Explorer in Vistaids and somehow they managed to make it even worse in Win 7.

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