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  1. tearing my hair out on this one, it just happened out of the blue, one day it played mp3's the next nadda zip. Checked the file associations and it is ticked as default player. So installed the latest media player 11 and still no go, just a different error. Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help. clicking on web help is no help, offers no solutions. checking online no help either. have started uninstalling other programs like quicktime etc in the vain hope that one of these has taken over ownership of all mp3 files or some other voodoo. MP11 has no problem playing any other file type like music or movies, just mp3s. has anyone else seen this before?
  2. Running XP Home legit copy all updated. I was thinking codec but they were playing fine before, just one day stopped?
  3. Yes, the mp3 files work fine on any other player, even nero showtime.
  4. heydude

    You might be younger and fitter.

    Reminds me of my mates teenage son. He thought throwing ice water over me 4 times while camping was funny, I warned him not to throw again. His next attempt didn't even hit the floor before I crashed tackled him into a nearby tent and put a choker hold on him while restraining his legs, something I learned in security training,,,,,, Hahaha, who's laughing now bitch!
  5. True, but doesn't your 9600gt cards require 6pin power connectors? The 4670 does not need any external power connectors and they throttle down the gpu usage in the desktop to extremely low levels for great power usage. The 4670 certainly is my favorite pick for low end market, he is right, they are not the best benchmarkers but play games great!
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    New Gpu any suggestions?

    If it was me personally I would get my hands on a 4890 for around that money, just did some reading at techreport on one, ver nice indeedy!
  7. heydude

    What GPU Should i Get?

    I would certainly go for the 4670 as a minimum, great little cards and much better then the 4650 for a few more dollars. Nvidia camp would be the 9600gso for around that money but I think you need a 6pin power connector which the 4670 does not need.
  8. I thought it might be a similar problem we had with a machine playing certain games, it turned out to be anti aliasing settings. On some AA settings it displayed corrupted images like wrongly drawn leaves on trees on certain games. But you fixed it.
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    AMD Phenom II AM3

    The Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition certainly is a little performer, wouldn't mind getting my mits on one.
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    Three New NFS games announced

    I liked NFS Underground 2 the most out of all of them. MW second. Haven't tried out the new one, undercover though, looks ok. I agree though in the old days you had some kick ass cars to drive, you dont get much with ea these days!
  11. heydude

    Real Time Strategy

    RTS games are my fave, fps second. Supreme Commander is top of my list, especially linked to another pc with 1000 unit cap on 20k map, freakin A+ Rise Of Nations, now that was a good RTS, played through those missions twice. I still play Age Of Empires II to this day, never stopped actually, the amount of my life I have spent playing this game would be obscene!!!! Red Alert the original still holds many good memories, loved that music! Starcraft, man I loved that game, have gone through the missions 4 times, I wished they had of continued that series more, loved it. In a way I think RTS sort of lost it after they went 3d with the graphics, I feel that SupCom did a good job of overcoming that, but you need a decent pc to run it thats for sure. Probably why I still link up with others in age of empires 2, any pc can run it, and still looks good in 2d. Nice mix of resource collecting, building and fighting, priest that convert others, that never gets old. Age of empires 3 certainly lost the plot, you just cant build massive armies and have restrictions on the amount of certain buildings you can build, but still a nice looking rts. But out of all the RTS games I would have to put Age Of Empires 2 at the top of my list for all time great.
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    nesquick back the truck up, this guy knows what he is talking about, obviously. He got the op machine to run at 4ghz, end of story. And dont talk about pride dude, when you got buckets of it coming out of your own posts. Show respect for others and they will do the same for you. Peace.
  13. It will be fine, they are a damn fine card, need no extra power connectors and even at full load dont use much power. The HIS brand 4670 would be a good choice.
  14. I have a spare machine with onboard hd3200 graphics and it can play Grid at lower res and still look decent. The gigabyte box reckons it can get 2000+ 3dmarks 06. Mobo is MA78GM-S2H. Its even got full hd 1080p blu ray play back. A dvi and vga plug at back and hdmi plug.
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    *New* Record Overclock

    HOLY SPIT!!! Thats insane.
  16. Back on topic. I would go for the AMD 940 Black Edition. Why? Because the whole entire system will be sooo much cheaper, and has been shown to be a good overclocker. If money is NO object then go the I7 route from intel. And I would not buy a dual core system, that is so 2008! hahaha Why not have the quad core system? At least you know you have an extra 2 cores when you can use them in applicable apps.
  17. heydude

    Ram changed timings

    I had a similar problem with my gskill sticks, I too set the voltage and timings manually. But one day it did the same as what you described, took it back and was told there was nothing wrong with it? But had to pay a service fee for them to check, even though I had already checked it in two other machines! So got my supposedly old ram back into the machine and it worked fine, infact much better then before, it was much more overclockable. So I have to assume the place I bought it just swapped it over, rma'd the bad stuff, and charged me a fee!
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    Phenom II X940 BE diary...

    Good to see its back up and running, dont worry about the embarrassment thing, even the best techs have stumbled over something like that before, its often the little things that we overlook. I remember being stuck with a sata cable, of all things! So whats next with that cpu? Edit: I read a review on toms hardware, they overclocked a PII and I7, not a bad read if ya wanna take a look. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overcl...om-ii,2119.html
  19. Cheap amd mobo and Cheap amd dual core cpu $175 http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php?art_no=bundle_42001 2gig of generic ddrII ram $45 http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php?art_no=memTE2g_800 cheap case with 400w power supply $49 http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php?art_no=casXS2003 Cheap 4670 Ati card $139 USE THIS CARD AS IT NEEDS NO EXTERNAL POWER CONNECTOR. http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php?a...hd4670_iceq_512 Small and Cheap sataII Hard drive $69 http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php?a...o=hddHI250_sata Grand Total $477 Install XP And use your current DVD Burner in it. Play any game on it. Newer stuff at lower resolutions, problem solved.
  20. I found putting a 80cm fan that blew in between the two cards towards the back of the case helped the most with my sli setup. I used cable ties to hold it in place. In my first sli setup I lost the top card to heat, so yeah they get hot alright.
  21. I found putting a 80cm fan that blew in between the two cards towards the back of the case helped the most with my sli setup. I used cable ties to hold it in place. In my first sli setup I lost the top card to heat, so yeah they get hot alright.
  22. heydude

    Phenom II X940 BE diary...

    Something really not right with your 3dmark score? I was getting 11500 with an old x2 6000 and one 8800gt not even overclocked. But your cpu score is really nice, 4700 odd, sweet. Have you got a patch for your bios yet? I reckon that could be a key factor here, so I am holding judgement until you get one.
  23. heydude

    Farcry 2

    Finished it! Woohar, big game. Some have said too repetitive, I think not, if you go through the missions then yes maybe, but it is so much more then just that, there are missions from friends, missions from those phone towers, missions from the gun shop, and the main missions which can also involve your friends those are cool and add another level to it. I mean, I enjoyed going to the gun shop and checking out new stuff I could buy with my hard earned diamonds, but just getting there is a challenge sometimes if you run into camps, then you find ways of avoiding those camps, like going at night, they cant see you as well, then you can buy the camo suit, which hides you even better, and allows you to sneak up on guys with your blade and take em out silently, oh yar baby. And I think most players are simply not using the ability to start freakin fires!!! Throwing a molotov cocktail into an enemy camp just never gets old, even blowing them up from afar with a rocket launcher, especially if there are gas cylinders around!!! I loved it, way more then crysis, the story is cool and gritty, the ending is certainly not what I expected, very gritty, but thats what made it so different. Some will love it, others not, put me in the camp that loves it!
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    Faster than 4870x2?

    Of the reviews I have seen it was marginally faster, but that is good, this spices things up a bit for a price war! Yeeharr