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Computers - Technology / Re: Broadband speeds.
« on: November 24, 2008, 07:55:52 am »
;D Rotten Sod >:D
Could have used BT and their copper wires and  got 6Mb and expanded to

BT are actually looking at doing 50 Mb by doing fiber optics down to the end of the street and leaving copper for the rest, which would work and be a lot cheaper than replacing everything with fiber optics and being able to get 100 Mb.

Speed test save each result as a PNG image on their server, if the image is coming from speedtest then it's not doctored.

Computers - Technology / Re: Broadband speeds.
« on: November 23, 2008, 10:01:09 am »
Still downloaded updates from nvidia at 2.1-3Mbps.

Servers will limit the speed they let customers download or be at least share bandwidth between them. I don't find many single servers that will allow me to max out my speed connections, that's why torrenting can be very good when there are lots of healthy seeds.

Computers - Technology / Re: Broadband speeds.
« on: November 23, 2008, 08:20:45 am »
What are your speeds advertised at? Mine is 16 Mbps so this isn't bad:

Given I had stuff downloading and uploading in the background and my computer busy computing primes.

Computers - Technology / Re: Tell us about your PC.
« on: November 22, 2008, 11:51:46 pm »
i need to put a hair dryer in side my pc to warm it up befor it will turn on  ??? it never happend on xp but now iv got vista. what is going on any one had this happen O0

You need to warm it up before you turn it on o_0.

I'd check the insides and make sure there isn't any damp or lots of dust. The colder a computer the better, -100 C would be a good temp for a computer if you could do it without causing an condensation.

Computers - Technology / Re: Microsoft reveals their next OS - Windows 7
« on: November 20, 2008, 05:52:14 am »
Yeah I do a bit of beta testing, I'll post about it when I start  :)

Computers - Technology / Re: Microsoft reveals their next OS - Windows 7
« on: November 19, 2008, 01:12:02 pm »
Chip have they released the possible min specs required yet??
Wouldn't it be funny if it failled as miserable as Vista and XP still was the popular choice and percentage leader  :D

They've stated before now that they're aiming for "no more" than the Vista requirements, I think they'd quite like lower but ultimately it's going to be a very polished version of Vista. The pre-beta is has to be said doesn't appear to be much of an indication of what changes are in store in terms of performance (very little difference), so we'll just have to wait for betas to come out and see how it develops.

Gaming / Re: What portable do you game on?
« on: November 19, 2008, 06:01:36 am »
DS, really love it. PSP looks like a decent system today, but it looked terrible for it's first 18 months or so, might get one some time.

Computers - Technology / Re: Antivirus Software
« on: November 11, 2008, 08:02:20 pm »
Now a days we are hearing new virus names everyday. Anti virus software is most important software for computers i am using www. search-and-destroy [dot] com software which removes virus and trojans effectively.

As long as you realise it kind of just looks like a rip off of the actually free software:

Not actually willing to download to test :/

Computers - Technology / Re: changing one pc from 64-32bit
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:16:04 am »
I've been using degragler recently, mostly because of it's cute name I think, but there are lots of good defrag programs out there. Well worth a look since they took massive steps backwards with successive Windows defrag programs.

Air flow is so so important in computers to get CPU and GPU really really cool, takes a bit to get wires and fans all right, but sometimes well worth it.

Music - Movies - TV / Re: Most Overrated Movie Ever
« on: November 04, 2008, 10:00:03 am »
Children of man  :P Very high on imdb, but movie is ... :P

I assume you mean Children of Men, I thought it was brilliant. Fantastic dialogue, fantastic cinematography, fantastic characterization, it didn't have a thrilling or dynamic plot but I never thought it was supposed to.

I've never even heard of quite a few... so they can't be that overrated  :P

Computers - Technology / Re: Laptop Upgrade
« on: November 02, 2008, 06:12:44 am »
Well, either you can install it or you can't, there's no massive harm in trying. But an old laptop like that might struggle in terms of the amount of power consumption and heat generation with a 7200 RPM hard drive, certainly battery life would take a bit of a hit I'd imagine.

Computers - Technology / Re: changing one pc from 64-32bit
« on: November 02, 2008, 01:04:56 am »
What is the easiest way to take Vista64 Ultimate off one of my PC`s and change back to 32bit. Have cdroms for both. Leaving 64bit on this one as its doing great.Just fancied a change on slightly older model.

Back-up all your important data, stick the 32bit disk in and format the hard drive and install. Alternatively it might offer to put all your old files in a windows.old folder under the same format structure, so no need for a format but I don't remember too well with Vista.

Computers - Technology / Re: How to create a Mulit Boot system for XP????
« on: October 23, 2008, 09:57:54 am »
I'm curious, why not use XP x64 for everything that requires XP? I do...

They need to be installed on different partitions, there's no other way of doing it. You don't need anything powerful to create this set-up, nor do you need a sophisticated boot manager, boot.ini will more than suffice. I don't play around with such software, I tend to just use the windows partition manager and the Linux one when I need something more powerful.

But such a set-up is potential dangerous to personal data on your computer, remember to back-up.

General Discussion / Re: New Internet in progress
« on: October 20, 2008, 09:53:47 am »
"more instantaneous", nice!

Gaming / Re: Are you a serious
« on: October 20, 2008, 06:40:06 am »
A study recently showed that gamers tend to be healthier but more prone to depression :/.

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