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  1. so i got a couple of 2nd hand servers off ebay recently, however they only come with a dual core sittng in a single socket. i have looked around for a second cpu for the other socket, but it seems to be that every one that sells them do not sell the hsf.


    do you know where i can pick up a a socket 603 hsf from for a dell 2650/2850 4U server?

  2. Hi,


    I brought Crysis 3 on pre-order through origin long before the specs where published - now i need to upgrade in order to play the game.


    As you can see i am running a Mini-ITX build (SilverStone SG06), and need to upgrade to a DX11 card.


    I am running a 550W PSU (max voltage for this form factor). I plan on keeping mg 64GB SSD, and my 1TB HDD.


    I am looking at a upgrade (please recommend):


    4GB Ram

    All in one motherboard (EG, W-LAN built in)

    DX11 Video Card

    Dual core w/ HT ivy bridge - or is better to get a quad core straight? My i3 is quite happy in Dual w/ HT

    A lighter pair of head phones then the Sirus SGH-4000 (Stereo Headphones perfable)


    Upgrade budget up to $700

  3. I work in a phone shop, and its much quicker, and easy to plug the phone into a laptop to charge it then digging around in the bottom of the cupboard for a wall charger.


    The side effect is that Windows 7 ent has to install a driver for each and every phone that connects to the machine (i am up to USB Modem 76), when will to many mobile drivers become an issue?


    Some phones might connect once every few months, others like ZTE (Telstra) phones need a driver for its self, and all its bits, like modem, sd card, etc.

  4. As you can see by my signature, i have:


    SilverStone Sugo SG06 Case [micro atx]

    i3 530

    Zotac H55 wifi ITX mobo

    Seagate WD10-EADS 1.0TB Hard Drive


    2GB GeIL GV34GB1333C9DC (it says 4gb, but wont boot with 4gb, due to not enough juice from the PSU)

    Teac DV-W28S-R DVD+/-RW


    I am reluctant to upgrade, as this PC pushes good FPS on all the FPS killers, even at large res - only thing i want to do, is improve load times of games - ie LA Noire takes 3 mins to get to the title screen - ME3, takes 90 seconds to connect to EA severs

  5. I am looking at upgrading my CPU from an i3 550 as loading new games is taking longer then i expect, and do not want to invest in a full rebuild.


    I know that the LGA1156 supports first gen i3, i5 & i7 - but can i install 2nd gen i core in it?


    If not, what would be the best CPU i could upgrade to?


    The computer only has a micro-atx 250W power supply (installing a 2nd stick of ram stops it from booting) so i would expect first gens to have the same power needs?


    Link to mobo info: http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_...268&lang=en

  6. I am unsure if the NAT is disabled on the wireless, i basically said for it to though put all DHCP requests, and then the dam thing disappeared on me.


    Thanks for the advice on the other detectable networks, i live in a town house, and can see 3 of the routers next door, becuase the router its self is around 20m away from me, i would expect it to be able to see more - is it possible to set dlinks to use an out of country transmission type - ie channel 13? Would this resolve some issues, or is 802.11 a 2.4Ghz service by design and you cant use a higher or lower band?

  7. pretty much just posting to gain access to trademart

    thanks for the info

    Trying to spam your way into trademart is pretty much a great way to get banned, not get trademart access. Those who create posts purely for the purposes of increasing their postcount will have their count docked by significantly more than they post, or will just be banned outright. Posting in this thread purely to increase your count over the 128 mark is not a good thing, and will be noticed. While I don't have too many problems with someone who has x thousand posts already making a post to shuffle themselves into position, newcomers who aren't already part of the community need to join in properly in order to enjoy the benefits of trademart. It's not that hard, and can be very rewarding.