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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Frank Olson, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    And built a new puter on Friday night. Intel I-7, dual nVidia 9800
    graphics cards (the Asus board will support 3). Win-doze Seven/64 bit -
    Ultimate. Works great so far (not a single crash in just over four days
    - a record - touch wood).
  2. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    My next laptop will be an i7 with 8GB Ram. I am current using Win 7
    Ultimate x64 on my dual core laptop with 4GB Ram...not too bad at all.
    It's been about 4 months, and I get an occasional mouse freeze. Other
    than that, its works great.

    Jim Rojas
  3. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest


    Why the 2 video cards? HTPC, gaming?

    How many Gigafranks of RAM?
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Hey... It's MY computer. I'm allowed! :)

    Only four, but the P6T can support a heck of a lot more.
  5. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Slow down hotrod.. It's okay! I'm about to build one too, and SLI is
    and important factor for picking a MOBO.

    Mine is going to be used for HTPC, with a minimum of 4 tuners.
    DDR3?? Mine will have 8GB of DDR3 to start with, and Win7 Ultimate

    I've got my lappy running Win7 Ultimate 64 with 4GB DDR2 now (Intel
    dual core P8600). Runs great.

    My old single core desktop (P4 2.8GHz) Win 7 Pro 32 with 2GB DDR is a
    HTPC. It doesn't do HD Flash well (Hulu), but it does handle HD1080p
    OTA and Netflix streaming nicely (M$ Silverlight powered). Right now
    I switch between Windows Media Center, and Boxee. I like the Boxee
    interface better but it does not support live TV yet, and still needs
    work (I get the newest Beta's every 2-3 weeks). I've tried XBMC but
    it's not polished enough for me, and tried SageTv but my setup seems
    to underpowered for it (takes forever to change channels). Beyond TV
    looks nice, but I'm not sure I want to pay for it because it lacks
    certain features.

    I'm going to demote the P4 to a media/file/print server, and use it
    for the steaming device. I'll also leave it on for remote desktop
    connections so I can record TV remotely if I forget, and to snag files
    I need that are not on the lappy if I'm out in the field.

    Now, really.... Why the 2 video cards for you?
  6. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    too underpowered.

    Sorry, "Spellcheck Patrol".
  7. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Damn!! Almost got away with it.
  8. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    The motherboard I have will only accept DDR3. Corsair DDR3-2000mHz.

    Two reasons. I work with AutoCAD, and then there's the new Star Trek
    Online... which happens to look great on my wide screen monitor. OK...
    so now everyone knows I'm a Trekkie. Are you happy now?? :p
  9. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Yes. I imagine it does. :)
  10. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    I'm glad you're feeling better Robert! You sounded kinda drained on
    the phone, but I know you were busy entertaining guests that night.
    Keep up the positive mental attitude, it's working for you.

    I'm getting better myself after only 9 aqua-therapy sessions. My
    shoulder has almost reached it's full range of movement. Still hurts
    daily, but I have some heavy-duty med's for that (the kind only a
    pain-management doctor will write). He has a plan to wean me off
    narco's without a severe withdraw. He knows my history, so we are
    being really careful.

    Sorry you had to sell the bike. I know you got a lot of enjoyment
    from it. Of course with the med's. you told me you are taking I would
    not care to share the road with you! I have a feeling you'll be
    around much longer than those doctors said. You're way to stubborn to
    go out without a long and protracted fight... and it's only just
    begun. :)

    I just may take you up on that offer for the burger. I'm off work for
    at least 6 more weeks, and I could use a change in scenery. Let me
    talk it over with my new G/F (the high-school flame I reunited with on
    Facebook didn't work out) and see if she's up for a road-trip. I met
    the new one on If it were not for the Internet I'd
    never meet anyone, haven't seen the inside of a bar in nearly 3 years
    (and that never worked well anyway).
  11. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    I can post more since you appear so interested. Would you prefer a
    daily email instead?
  12. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Well, I'm glad you are enjoying it. As long as you're happy, that's
    all that matters.
  13. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    6 months is not bad...try waiting to see a doctor at a free clinic with
    our current healthcare wait 6 months, just to find out they
    have no doctor available when you walk in. Then they reschedule you
    again, and you wait another 6 months. Unless it is an emergency, or have
    cash on hand, that's what free clinics are all about.

    Jim Rojas
  14. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Small antennae, big ears. You know what they say...
  15. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    And I just happen to love French women... :)
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