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Off Topic / Homebuilt PC Problem
« on: August 23, 2010, 04:51:14 am »
Well i've been suffering from some intermittent problem on my PC for the last few months and am running out of ideas on how to fix it.
Basically, I cannot boot windows with my video drivers enabled is the short problem. It will freeze instantly at the load screen, requiring a hard reset. It had occasionally made it to the desktop, only to freeze a few seconds-couple minutes later.
Quick stats-

AMD3 6 core "Thuban" CPU, running @ standard 2.8ghz speed, not overclocked. Runs around 38 degrees, same temp at the case itself.
8 GB of 1600 DDR 3 G-Skill "RIPJAWS" RAM (4 x 2gb sticks)
Gigbabyte 890FXA-UD5 motherboard
120gb SSD drive I was running Windows 7 64 bit pro off of, now it's unplugged & I'm using a 1Tb 7200 RPM Samsung SATA Drive
2 More 1 Tb SATA 7200 RPM WD Black Caviar drives for storage.
Nvidia 470 "Fermi" Superclocked card, about 1.3gb of video RAM.
Corsair 750 w 80 PLUS certified PSU.

Anyhow, some of the methods i've tried to locate the problem-
About 5 drive formats and reinstalls of windows
Using different hard drives to run windows off of
Testing PSU w/ a digital multi-meter to ensure it has correct voltages even under load. The entire system should only draw 665w at the most, so 750W should be fine.
Swapping out all 4 memory sticks and to different slots, no difference.
Trying various combinations of video card drivers and system drivers. No dice.
I managed to get the computer running fine for about 2 weeks with no change, then mysteriously the problem started back.

The problem seems to build on itself, once it freezes and requires a hard reset, then it will start to freeze upon boot/login.

The main methods I'm down to is a BIOS issue, motherboard issue or something is screwy with the video card. I can start windows w/o the drivers and run the built in VGA @ 1280 x 800 since that's the highest it goes, but nothing else.
I'm burned out on the whole thing, and any thoughts/advice is much appreciated at this point!

Off Topic / DDR3 Hardware Question
« on: June 07, 2010, 09:32:58 pm »
May have bit myself in the ass for not paying attention here, so got a question.

Got the parts for my new rig, and the MB is compatible with DDR3 memory, running 1066/1333/1866 (OC) mhz speeds. I wasn't paying attention and got 1600mhz instead...even though it runs higher and lower speeds, i'm going to assume it would be a big no-no to try and run 1600mhz on it? My gut says not to do it, but figured i'd see if anyone here had done that and gotten away damage free. Since otherwise i'll have to RMA the shit through newegg which will probably take a week or more.. :icon_sad2

Didn't know if you all had unlocked any amusing ones yet..

I found "My Lil' Pwny" & "Five-sided Fistagon" amusing  :icon_laugh

General Modding & Programming / Other Games / Console Commands?
« on: December 14, 2008, 04:50:51 am »
Is there a way to put in a console command i.e. (cg_drawShellshock 0) without it showing up in chat? I think i've tried with / and \ before, but it still seems to show up. I need to put in commands once in a server, but they seem to show up in chat..

General Modding & Programming / Other Games / COD4 1.0?
« on: December 09, 2008, 03:18:13 am »
Too lazy to patch and have been playing COD4 1.0 for alittle while now.
The only thing I can find working is cod4WH, and it seriously messes with the game (Lag, difficult to change weapons, can't crouch/prone, can't zoom more than a second or so)
The 2 or 3 other things i've found, (Deceptive Games, Old School Hack, COD 4 Hook) all don't actually work in game, though the seem to inject or open the game fine.

So my question is, are there any good ESP/WallHack/NoRecoil programs out there for 1.0?
Any help is appreciated folks  :icon_thumbsup

 COD4 Worked fine for a week, then came up with this problem.

I've see answers all over the board, from corrupt hosts file, to router problems, to IW's master server list being messed up. Anyone else ever had this problem?

General Modding & Programming / Other Games / Worldshift
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:18:42 am »
Kind of a simple game, but looks decent for being a polish (?) or something developer.
Anyhow, i can get pop cap and money within a minute or so with artmoney, however the crystals and battle points you use to unlock things can never seem to find, no matter how many searches i do, and i don't have near enough to try an unknown value search (Not to mention the time...)
 I tried looking around on the harddrive for something, but it's like the game never writes anything, even though it saves your profile. Nothing in docs/settings, application data, the game directory, or if i use the useless windows search engine.
So can't hex edit my way to awesomeness either.
Anyone that's got this game had better luck than I?

Off Topic / If You Own A Wii. . .
« on: March 20, 2008, 03:28:49 am »
Do you share my belief that super smash brothers brawl is the best, most awesome game of all time?
Anyone? :icon_biggrin2

Announcements / St Patrick's Day!
« on: March 16, 2008, 02:49:24 am »
Well the Catholic Church moved St Patrick's day back to sunday so it wouldn't be on Holy week. In that light, Happy St. Paddy's Day!  :cheers's_Day

For those curious it's in the first paragraph

General Modding & Programming / Other Games / Facebook games (apps)?
« on: January 24, 2008, 03:47:50 am »
There's about 9 million apps on facebook,  a large percentage games. Anyone know how to mess with the more popular ones (My heroes, Warbook, speedracer, etc.)? All i've heard of are DoS attacks, spamming, etc. Anyone know what can actually be done on a web based game that's limited to your browser?

Off Topic / happy F'n New year
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:06:54 am »
Well 2007 sucked, anyone else think 08 is gonna suck just as bad> ? geez i'm too old for this crap :icon_rolleyes2

Off Topic / I hate asking stupid questions..
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:47:43 pm »
Since i'm sure this one has been answered, but i have no clue where to search for the answer.

Anyway, is the Eggorado project canned, or just inactive at the moment? I was just curious since i haven't heard anything on it in a year or two now, and i wondered if there was an announcement i missed.

Off Topic / Howdy...
« on: August 21, 2007, 11:21:29 pm »
Well got back from Fort Knox a couple of weeks ago, and figured i would drop by to say hello. Good to see TKC is still very much alive and active, im still waiting on eggorado to come out though...

Anyway greets to all the old schoolers, wizkid, Mullah Omar, ZOLDDUDE and such good to see all of yall, i may log in a couple more times in the future, who knows? ;)

Anywho, take care and hope you all are doin well

Laterz, -Vic

Off Topic / Earth 2160
« on: September 18, 2005, 07:15:49 pm »
Holy Shit, this is the new king of RTS. Comes out for retail in November I think and it's awesome! There's an unreal level of detail and replayablity in this game as well as variety and just amount of stuff in it. There's 4 factions and build and fight completely different. There's the Eurasian Dynasty that build a maze of buildings with connectiong tubes and such all spread out that use mostly heavy tanks and such. There's the Lunar Corpoation that builds buildings on top of each other, stacking up to 5 buildings on a base building in whatever order you like. There's the UCS that are all robots and spread out around massive ppower plants and add upgrades to their buildings, and aliens that only build orgainc turrets, and don't have much of any bases at all and have to clone and evolve. You research components for your units, design them (or use teh standard model) and then build just like a traditional RTS. You can make them faster, or stronger and give them lasers, or missles, or chainguns, electric guns, even acid and flamethrowers. Massive variety amoung each race times 4 races.

Each unit gains experience and bonuses, you can hire mercenaries that add bonuses to production or research plus bonuses to nearby troops AND are strong fighters that can swap out guns and armor too. Base defenses can become unimaginably powerful and nearby invincible if not for heavy artillary. A strong base can massacre 150 medium or 90 heavy units with little difficulty. You can even add personaly shields or repari bots to your units also.

Your base defenses usually can be changed after they are build, just spend a small amount, and wait a couple of seconds while the gun is changed out. Oh yeah, and the LC has flying infantry a la Vietclunker Sure Bert

Also they even harvest resources differently, each race only uses 2 of the 3 resources, some you can come in and take waht the other guys left behind, and the aliens don't even harvest normally, their units each absorb a small amount. The graphics are unreal, even on medium looks closer to Half-Life 2 than a RTS. Lighting is beautiful as the tiem of day goes from day to night along with wind and rain effects. You can see clouds moving reflected off your shiny new tanks.

I need to take some screenies and will post them ASAP

These are in-game shots from the alpha stages I believe, which don't compare to the actual gameplay.

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