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  1. pandemonium

    Supreme Commander CRASH

    Was playing Supreme Commander against 4 hard armies and mid game it crashed. Using Windows 7 and got an Error Report on the crash. Wondering if anyone can give me some info on the report. Cheers. Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: SupremeCommander.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 47680f20 Fault Module Name: MohoEngine.dll Fault Module Version: Fault Module Timestamp: 47680efd Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 001b7dfd OS Version: 6.1.7600. Locale ID: 3081 Additional Information 1: f88e Additional Information 2: f88e86f0c63127bf1db0d4ae95dbeaef Additional Information 3: c89c Additional Information 4: c89ca136ab65bce5545f84fd63ef87eb
  2. Speaking of Noah's Ark I watched a doco many years ago about the building of the massive cargo and old tanker ships. When they first designed them, they had real trouble finding a design that could withstand the oceans fury. Then a guy came along and made a design based on the dimensions of Noah's Ark. Surprise surprise it worked! Nothing they threw at it in the simulation tank could tip it over or make it sink. Today our cargo and oil tanker ships are based upon the very same design. Makes you wonder ...
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    Drive safe this holiday season. :)

    You don't really need to drive safe this Christmas actually. With the amount of greed camera's out there, oops I mean speed camera's, and the police revenue raising holiday season ...oops I mean blitz, oops I mean safety campaign. You can rest assured if you so much as look like not driving safe, the Government revenue raisers, oops I mean the police will be there to caution, oops I mean fine you for the trouble. So remember folks, to drive safely this holiday season, because if you don't, the Government stands to have a very good holiday season indeed ... Merry Christmas - that will be $180 and 2 demerit points, oh and have a Happy New Year :)
  4. I got 6GB of the Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz series CMT6G3M3A2000C8 RAM as an early Christmas present. I have a n00b question about the settings if this ram. If I set it to 1600MHz in the BIOS, and I theoretically overclock 20% I'll be adding 160 x 2 (160 = 10% of 1600) which means adding 320mhz to the speed, totaling at 1920mhz (as close to 2000MHz as possible) which means my ram will be well under what it is rated at, yet my CPU will be overclocked. Or does it mean I can set the RAM to 2000MHz in the BIOS and overclock, thus taking it well past its rated specs and as it is sold as "overclocking" RAM, which will be able to go past its rated 2000MHz spec and still offer stability? A little confused which road to take. 1600MHz or 2000MHz ? Cheers. And Merry Christmas :)
  5. What a fantastic idea. Cant wait to read what your great combined minds come up with.
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    Merry Christmas

    A man calls his son the day before Christmas Eve and says, "I hate to ruin your day but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough". "Dad, what are you talking about?" the son screams. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer", the father says. "We're sick of each other and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister and tell her." Frantically, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone, "Like hell they're getting divorced", she shouts, "I'll take care of this". She calls immediately and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, "DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Sorted! They're coming for Christmas - and they're paying their own way!" :P
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    Watercooling questions

    Have you looked at the Corsair H70 ? Over the last few days here (in Melbourne) its been stupidly hot. I'm running an i7 920 @ 4GHz 24/7 without issue. Just an option to consider if you haven't looked at the Corsair H70.
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    The joys of playing COD Black Ops

    Went to EB Games tonight at Midnight for my pre-ordered COD Black Ops copy. I live literally 5 minutes away from EB Games and was home by 12.08am. Its now 1:15am and I'm STILL waiting for STEAMing pile of shit to update. At this rate, I might be lucky and actually playing the game by 4:00am ....
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    Need your expertise.

    Need the services of someone who can make some changes to a program I want to use. I found a program online for an LCD, the USBD480. Which is a 4.3" 480x272 pixel resolution color TFT LCD. What I'm after is someone to make some changes so it can be used on a Logitech G19 LCD which is 320x240. Plus a couple of minor changes to the program. Base Program The Program I want changed Willing to pay some $$$ for your services :) PM me if interested.
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    Need your expertise.

    WOW who would have guessed everyone else understood what I was after ... So anyone interested in the project? I know there are online places I can ask/pay for this service, but if anyone here can do it, I'd rather pay someone from the community. Oh and this is STRICTLY for personal use ONLY. I have a G19 keyboard and am currently using LCD Misc (vanilla version) Its a good program, but its really on the bland side, so to speak. When I found the myLCD program I thought that's what I'd like mine to be. So I loaded it into the G19 and its works a treat. Only problem is, the res is WAY off, with a good portion of the screen missing. I had a fumble around the program seeing if I could find a command that would allow me to scale it down some. But I know absolutely nothing about coding, and couldn't find anything that would allow me to re-size myLCD to fit the G19. So I'm asking if anyone here can. If you can, I'm happy to swing something your way for the effort. Cheers. (Edit) as Robzy said the extra features myLCD has is a file called USBD480.dll That is the only thing I can find that is different between the two programs. Both programs work on the G19 Keyboard. I've tested them. Just the res with the USBD480 is bigger. If someone could get into the USBD480.dll and have a look around, the res might be in there? LOL I know absolutely nothing about coding, I'm just having a guess about that.
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    Need your expertise.

    Sure if that will produce the same results. All I'm after is the USBD480 working with the G19. If that means using the original source to get that result, fine. That's why I posted the lcdmisc project link too.
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    The Sandy Bridge Preview

    I'm beginning to wonder if this whole upgrade your pc business is worth it. Here I am with a pretty decent set up with the new Civ 5 and I can't even play it. I been through 2KGames forums, I'm not alone by a long shot on the issues this game has. And if it was one game fine, but its other games too. Right out of the box, issues. If its not issues with the games coding, its hardware computability issues, steam issues and so on. Yet for much less I could buy a console and be gaming straight out of the box. Buy the game, load it and play. Just how it should be. With PCs, its upgrade this, upgrade that, so you can get the "best" from the game. Which is fine by me, IF it all works that way. For a while now, this hasn't been the case at all. WTF is going on? Now I see Intel are gearing us up for the "latest and greatest" in CPU power and efficiency. Soon the slogans will start up about how much better gaming will be with these new chips. Review sites will test, and include in those tests gaming results, with graphs showing the improved performance for our gaming benefit. So you'll read the reviews, see the results and upgrade to the best gaming experience you can afford, or money can buy. OK now your set up. Got a killer rig ready to grab that newest game for your beast of a PC to light up, all bells and whistles at max settings. But what? I need what update? I need to run MemTest to check if my RAM is faulty? have I tried Prime95 to see if my new CPU is running ok? I need the latest DirectX runtime executable? Oh I need to update my videocard drivers? Oh I need to reinstall Steam? Have I updated my BIOS? Should I wear a bra on my head before I press the games .exe? So you do all that, and more, and the game STILL doesn't work? .... Now your sitting there, with a brand spanking new $XXXXXX machine, playing Windows Solitaire waiting for an update, a miracle, something so you can actually get some use out of this killer gaming rig you've built. I guess you could always load an older title in the mean time. Or maybe see the light and buy some simple PC for net and basic tasks, and grab a console and be done with all the bullshit. /ends rant ;)
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    The Sandy Bridge Preview

    All I can say is thank you Intel for my i7 920. I will be holding onto it for a while yet.
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    The joys of playing COD Black Ops

    You returned a steam game to EB and they let you? You know that key for CoD is permanently tied to your steam account right? Yeah it would be if I actually got a chance to use huh?
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    The joys of playing COD Black Ops

    Just so people don't think I'm making this shit up:
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    The joys of playing COD Black Ops

    Call me crazy, but I just returned the game to EB and swapped it for Civ5 :P I'll grab a copy of Black Ops in a couple of weeks, I can't be bothered with it right now. But it gets better, I just loaded up Civ 5, chose a race, a warlord and some stuff (yes I'm a noob to the whole Civ experience) Get to the first screen with a picture of a Japanese warrior looking dude, a narrative voice starts up and .... CRASH! some error pops up with something about DX11 and what looked like a reference to memory. Bloody hell I can't win. All I want to do is play a game. I build a killer gaming rig, spend the big bucks, all my other games work fine. Now I've got to jump online and find out why this game is crashing as soon as it starts. Latest vid drivers = check. Win7 x64 DX11 = check. Everything up to date. No wonder people are turning to consoles ....
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    Yeah mate. Had those LEDs been red I probably would have went twin 60GB Vertex' instead :P
  18. Got a bit of a weird one happening here. My PC is locking up, but ONLY when I use Firefox, and its completely random. I can use Firefox for days on end, no problems, then all of a sudden Bink! she's locked up, total system freeze. Reboot, jump back online, Firefox reopens my Tabs, continue surfing and Bink! same again. Repeat process and it can be back to normal for days and then all of a sudden Bink! I've done MemTest, Prime95, I can game for hours on end and not a single hick up. Open Firefox and its totally random, and I can't troubleshoot it. Have all the latest updates, for everything. BIOS, Vid, Sound, Chipset, you name it. Firefox too. Flash, Java, blah blah blah .... The only Extensions I have in FireFox are Flashblock, Gmail Watcher and Skype Extension. Specs are as below if that helps. Would really appreciate some advice in maybe something I've overlooked. Cheers.
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    Steam rant

    I hear ya! I'm sitting here waiting for steam to update so I can install Black Ops. I've been sitting here waiting since 12:08am - its now 2:26am and I'm at a whopping 28% complete. This is also after having port forwarded my router, just to make it that little bit easier for steam. Fucking pathetic!
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    2x OCZ Vertex 2 60GB in RAID 0

    Couldn't you just manually run the TRIM command, so to speak, like happened before Win7? Are you talking TRIM for one drive, or two drives in a RAID config? because the way I understand it, TRIM doesn't work at all in a RAID array. So even if you have Win7 and some 3rd party software/app to apply TRIM, it's be useless in a RAID set up. I could be wrong ...
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    Technology is rapidly improving. But I do agree about the games side. I don't know if its just my tastes are changing, or what it is. But for a while at least, PC gaming has been nothing short of crap. I sometimes wonder if its worth the vast sums of money to have a killer gaming rig, when the games themselves are shit. I remember sitting outside EB Games eagerly awaiting opening time for the first copy of Aliens V Predator. OMG WTF was that o.O What really gets my goat is, we are supposed to have this 1337 equipment, so called capable of life like rendering, yet whats with games looking more like console versions converted to PC?
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    Scythe Fenris Wolf Case

    Of all the components in a PC build, I find the case is the hardest choice to make. I have spent countless hours visiting websites, reading reviews and mulling over pictures to find a case I like. Added to that overwhelming task ....You finally find a hot looking case you like, only to be disappointed by its functionality. Its got to be the hardest part of the build finding the right case to suit your tastes and needs. Good luck :)
  23. That UD7 looks tasty! I could be wrong, but are they using that ceramic coating on the heatsinks?
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    Intel 990x...

    For how long would something like that be at the top of the food chain? With new core being released, and the 990X being the last of that version, how long before the newer version knocks it off its pedestal? It would be a shame (if you where lucky enough to be able to afford it) if it was superseded too soon. Anyone got any ifno on roughly how long it would be before it was knocked off its perch?