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09 December 2011 - 03:16 PMI put together a new computer yesterday for my dad and after a bit of messing around with the RAM (I think one of the sticks is dead), the computer boots up no problem. I proceed to install drivers for the mobo and drivers for the graphics card (it's a Sapphire Radeon HD 6850).
The thing is, before installing the card's drivers Windows 7 installed drivers for it on its own and it wasn't running Windows Basic, it was running Windows 7 with its graphics accelerated interface. After I inserted the disc and installed AMD Catalyst from the disc I restarted.
First thing I notice upon start up was when I opened a window there were many after images. The computer froze and then the monitor turned black, then it starts working again and I get a notification that Windows recovered from the graphics card's crash. And it happens every. Single. Time. I do ANYTHING. I open a new window, freeze, black, crash. I right-click, same thing. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to get the computer to run in Windows Basic. And of course it fixed the problem, except now the $800 desktop is about as useful as a notebook.
So, anyone got any ideas? I tried downloading and installing Catalyst from AMD's website rather than from the disc but the problems still persist. I hope my graphics card isn't FUBAR'd...
Here are the specs for this computer:
Windows 7 (32-Bit... yeah I know, I gotta upgrade this)
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
4GB of RAM DDR3 1333MHz
(Its supposed to be 8 but I think one of them is busted, also only 3.5gb is available on 32-bit Windows 7).
I also wonder if its the power supply... which is strange, as I have the same one for my computer but other than the fact that I'm running a 3.0GHz CPU, the graphics card uses more power (this is card in question).
My power supply is this.
12 August 2011 - 11:52 PMCase
Total price: Around $950 (no shipping/handling plus taxes). To me, this seems like a good price. I'm getting a new computer that'll last me a while as I need one to do programming. I'll be doing intense graphics programming and shader programming on it, but the ability to play all the latest games is also a huge benefit for me, naturally. :P
What do you guys think? I'd really like to get a more educated purchase on the power supply but if guys can link me somewhere to get the same stuff or better for cheaper then I'll order from there but it seems to me NewEgg is the place to go. It'll also be nice to order everything from the same place.
So yeah, as the topic title says... any suggestions?
15 May 2011 - 08:34 PMI am formatting an older computer and it'll be simply be used to browse the internet, instant messaging, and creating/reading documents and the occasional PokeStars game (which, according to this, I can do). I'm not going to purchase another version of Windows 7 just to do these things.
However, I've heard that each update of Ubuntu runs slower and slower. If that is the case, I'm not sure I can even run Ubuntu on this thing with its 1GB of RAM...
I really know nothing about Linux so I'm not sure if I should go ahead with this... what do you guys think?
25 September 2010 - 02:30 AMNow, I've played this game a very, veeeerrry long time ago. I'm convinced it was on the Sega Genesis. I occasionally think about this game and ever wonder if it were real.
Now then, the sparse details. I remember that the game played in an isometric view. I remember that there were three characters to choose from, a man, a woman, and a centaur. I remember that the first level was a jungle-like level. I remember always choosing the centaur because it was easier to play as him than as the other characters. I think the game had a barbarian theme.
These are the only details I can recall, and some of them are probably not right. Playing as a centaur, however, is definitely a gameplay feature, I vividly remember playing as a centaur because I didn't understand this man-horse-thing and definitely because I had an easier time playing as him.
Now if this game did end up never existing and was implanted by my subconscious I'm sorry for wasting your time but I'm convinced its a real game.
08 March 2010 - 01:17 AMI'm heavily considering doing a Sonic the Hedgehog Marathon sometime this July, before Sonic 4 comes out. And to make it meaningful, it would be a charity event too.
Of course I'd stream it and such.
But, I'm wondering how I should tackle this... Here are the games I'm going to play:
Sonic the Hedgehog, Normal Playthrough, all Chaos Emeralds
Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Normal Playthrough, all Chaos Emeralds
Sonic 3 & Knuckles, - Normal Playthrough, all Chaos Emeralds
Sonic CD, Normal Playthrough, all Time Stones
Knuckles Chaotix, Normal Playthrough, all Chaos Rings
Sonic Adventure DX, All Characters Playthrough
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, All Stories Playthrough + Green Hill 'A' Rank
Sonic Heroes, Team Sonic Playthrough + Final Story
Shadow the Hedgehog, Good Playthrough + Bad Playthrough + Final Story
Sonic Unleashed, Dicking around
GameGear Madness, Dicking around
Notes: Fuck Sonic '06. And GameGear Madness is as it sounds, just playing a bunch of the GameGear games on Sonic Adventure DX.
I think something like this could actually take 24 Hours... 24 Hours I'm perfectly fine wasting, mind you.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
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