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PostSubject: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 17:05

Today I ordered my new computer :]
It's a laptop.

Here are the following specifications.
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5ghz, 6mb l2 cache.)
4092mbyte 667mhz Memory.
500gbyte hdd (2*250, 5400rpm)
Nvidia GeForce Go 8600gt (256mbyte dedicated ram.)
17" WUXGA screen (1920*1200)
Blueray/dvd/cd player.
Windows Vista Home Premium +sad

Muhahaha! That'll be awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 17:21

Your Vista version is a rather bad choice for this.
If I'm not mistaken both the graphics card and the CPU have an x86 design. Using Vista Home (which is only x64) is a waste of money. It'll even slow your computer down, because the 4GB ram is too much for a non-64 bit system to handle.
I recommend upgrading to Vista Ultimate (the only x84 version that is available till now) and you can squeeze the last byte of power out of that machine. When I bought my PC (also 4GB ram) my advisor told me that the difference in performance between Ultimate and any other version can be up to 20%.
Nevertheless a fine piece of hardware that you'll get there. Have fun with it^^
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 19:59

Why get a highpreformance laptop when you can get a desktop for like half the price though?

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 20:44

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Your Vista version is a rather bad choice for this.
If I'm not mistaken both the graphics card and the CPU have an x86 design. Using Vista Home (which is only x64) is a waste of money. It'll even slow your computer down, because the 4GB ram is too much for a non-64 bit system to handle.
I recommend upgrading to Vista Ultimate (the only x84 version that is available till now) and you can squeeze the last byte of power out of that machine. When I bought my PC (also 4GB ram) my advisor told me that the difference in performance between Ultimate and any other version can be up to 20%.

I employ you to reconsider. Cuz you are WRONG. I've asked my "advisor" and the reseller and they both say that it's 32 bit system. So my GOOD sir, you are wrong.

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Why get a highpreformance laptop when you can get a desktop for like half the price though?
Because, then I would need to buy 2 computers since I change place every weekend. So a laptop is the ideal choice.

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 20:47

s3rius wrote:
Your Vista version is a rather bad choice for this.
If I'm not mistaken both the graphics card and the CPU have an x86 design. Using Vista Home (which is only x64) is a waste of money. It'll even slow your computer down, because the 4GB ram is too much for a non-64 bit system to handle.
I recommend upgrading to Vista Ultimate (the only x84 version that is available till now) and you can squeeze the last byte of power out of that machine. When I bought my PC (also 4GB ram) my advisor told me that the difference in performance between Ultimate and any other version can be up to 20%.
Nevertheless a fine piece of hardware that you'll get there. Have fun with it^^

Ur right with Ultimate being faster than the Home Editions. But every version of Vista (Home Basic - Enterprise) is also available in x86-32. Btw every Windows OS is x86, its just x86-16, x86-32 or x86-64 (also called x64) Wink.

And... What u mean with x86 graphics card design... Only thing important is to have x86 or x64 drivers.

If u use 4 Gb RAM in a 32 bit system, u will probably have an effective size of 3,2 - 3,5 Gb. Better choice would be 2 x 1 Gb + 2 x 512 Mb. Saves money and u still use Dualchannel.


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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 20:57

Well I havn't got it yet, it will take up to 14 days to recive it

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 21:38

Lisianthus wrote:

I employ you to reconsider. Cuz you are WRONG. I've asked my "advisor" and the reseller and they both say that it's 32 bit system. So my GOOD sir, you are wrong.
Right, right, cool down dude o.0
Well, the CPU is 64 bit-able for sure. And I find it a bit confusing why there are 64 bit drivers for the 8600m if it wasn't 64 bit-able, also..

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Few minor things incorrect in my elaboration *cough* Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 12 May 2008, 23:53

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If u use 4 Gb RAM in a 32 bit system, u will probably have an effective size of 3,2 - 3,5 Gb. Better choice would be 2 x 1 Gb + 2 x 512 Mb. Saves money and u still use Dualchannel.
I don't "Loose" anything on getting 4gb. And then it's ready to be upgraded to 64 in the future.
And anyway it's already too late since I've pretty much ordered it. And also it's a laptop so it's 2, slots not 4

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Thu 15 May 2008, 20:14

The new bit system is still kinda pointless. Since all programs still run in 32bits. So you will have pretty much no use of hardware that has more than 32 bits....for now


p.s nice pc you orderd Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Sat 17 May 2008, 03:10

It first said it will arrive on 27th, but it'll arrive 20th Hurray!

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 11:49

Happy thread-hijacking! But it was already a fitting one as I have now bought me one as well. Had to plunder my account but in a few days my new comp will arrive. Overall not that good as yours, Lis, but almost. Except the graphic card (512 dedicated). Mr.Red

I hope the shop is calling tomorrow already that I can pick it up. But I think I'll stay with XP a while instead of using Vista... having also only 2k RAM.
+gg

I'm already searching for another nice game to mod on again... besides WCIII. ^_^

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 12:05

Hurray! Sunny will finally have a computer to play DOTD once again!
i'd say: "it's about time!" (SC2 version)

as for me, i built my rig 2 months ago (well +6 days)
q6600 (quad core at 2.4ghz)
p5e3 wifi-ap deluxe
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 12:10

Sunny_D wrote:

I'm already searching for another nice game to mod on again... besides WCIII. ^_^

Just wait for Starcraft II, Sunny, just wait for it :]

But that's great news. We all should meet on b.net or ggc soon Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 13:23

Yea, I can finally have some DotD fights again... lol, as level 1 though. I don't think I find my old lvl140 code again...
+wrong

SC2... what are the latest info about the release by the way? Didn't check for quite some time... But I probably have a look on the Oblivion editor meanwhile, or Warhammer maybe. But I guess I'll just play a little during the next days - CS:S, Warcraft III and some others are waiting already. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 13:55

Don't worry about your code - remember to whom you're talking to Very Happy
When I'm officially back from school I can cook you a fresh code, since I trust you to be a 140er ^^ (I believe we never played together, did we)

There's some info about Zerg, but no official release date yet. Though there was a closed beta test a while ago and from some people I got to know that it's likely that we can lay our hands upon an open beta soon.
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 14:13

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+blank

Of course we did. This dark oblivion shouts for merciless punishment! But thanks for the code though. Mr.Red

Well, but would have been a wonder if blizzard announced a release already, hah. But i'll keep an eye on the public beta.

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 16:55

I buyed a new graka...a GeForce 9800 GX2 Very Happy
indeed now i need a new net with more than 580w....

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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Mon 26 May 2008, 17:36

Sunny_D wrote:

Of course we did. This dark oblivion shouts for merciless punishment!
When did we? Sorry my ol' brain is more messed up than Alzheimer is ever able to archive Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Tue 27 May 2008, 15:00

lol, I'm pretty sure we did. Long time ago of course... Wink

Impressive graphic card, Asgard. Double power needs double... power. With Vista and a special mainboard you can buy another one and merge both to a quad-card.
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PostSubject: Re: New Computer. Woho!   Tue 27 May 2008, 19:06

true..but i dont think that i need another one even through i dont have the money for it atm^^

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