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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

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  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

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  3. Would be better with a half decent government

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  4. No it's crap!

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  1. Techtu

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    Scaminatrix is such a great guy!! (Not in a gay way... sorry :p)


    I got that upgrade itch, was torn between 8gb of RAM or just get 2tb drive to replace my storage (1tb) .... or suggestions?
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    Just been reading a review cheesy and it doesn't sound too bad...

    Review Here.
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    yea scam is cool(in an entirely hetero way ofcourse)
    i hope you get a free ssd techtu!
    i know nothing of psu's cheesy.sorry.
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    Got me hoping now :laugh:

    I only happened to get one of the nicest guys in customer service didn't I......I couldn't get angry with him dammit :mad::) Still, I made my point known and he had a note on there about my call yesterday so at least that shows some efficiency on their part. He is now following the issue up with Parcelforce and has assured me that I will receive the item tomorrow, even if they have to ship another one out today.............SSD Raid anyone :D

    I'll keep whoever is interested up to date in this thread, here's hoping I get double the throughput I was expecting ;)
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    You got the blokes name so when you next time phone ebuyer you just ask for that rep as he remember the issue.
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    I did mate. I have worked in many call centres myself in the past and many moons ago I used to have my internet through Tiscali. I'm well aware that spending hours on the phone waiting for something to be sorted can be useless unless you have a constant point/person to reference.

    I actually got on first name terms with Tiscali I was phoning them that bloody often :D
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    I use a dumb phone with Voda, and given that I don't have a lot of friends anyway, I don't need to use my phone for anything other than emergency. No contract nonsense for me :D
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    Ah, the sheep jokes. Next time you're chewing away on a succulent Welsh lamb chop, or juicy NZ lamb roast, just remember the extra care we bestowed upon them. And yet you guys still eat it.

    New Zealander is the technical way to describe us. I think. Kiwi will do too. 'Aussie' is a good way to insult us.

    Yeah, I don't like talking on the phone, so when my contract comes up I just call the Orange number to get the PUK code, explaining that I cannot find the deal I want on Orange. They usually splutter for a minute then offer to have a look to see if they can better the deal I'm after - which they can. I've tried the sales guys but they've always tended to be rigid in the deals they can offer. I'm not the most persuasive person on the phone though.
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    I'll be interested to know how you get on. Just update the thread it's better than most of the conversations that go on in these 'ere parts.
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    lets see some figures to get us salivating too :D
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    This will be my first contract, way i see it is there is no way i could get 750 mins and 5000 texts from a £25 top up and id have to buy my own new phone. Galaxy S II are what £300-400? Not that i would spend that id probably get a cheaper phone but a lot of the single core android phones can be sluggish and i want to go to a faster phone not one that does a lot more but slower.

    If you think the conversation is lacking why not make a few new posts yourself? No?

    @LifeOnMars - For the inconvenience at the least ebuyer should give a full refund to delivery, they should be able to claim it back from parcelforce i think. I hate waiting like that, i bet some bugger slipped it away after work for themselves.
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    yes!, now i have 2 wireless networks!!!, think of the choice, and this new one has almost infinite range

    EDIT:It even works outside my house, i don't know what sort of witchcraft edimax have used but this Wi-Fi signal is never ending
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    Didn't say it was lacking as there is more than enough to read, it's just not interesting if you lot have been to the gym or not for 3 weeks or whatever. Tedious. I'll only post if I think it's relevant to the thread.
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    What would cause a laptop to run for longer then it's rated battery life?
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    Magic. Laptops nowadays have better power saving features than "average battery estimate" can handle, leading to wild estimates.
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    Some of us are here out of boredom rather than for our striking conversation i suspect :laugh:
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    Useage, depends on how CPU Intensive the programs your using are.
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    Boredom is a good catalyst for trying to start conversation :D
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    cheesy:minimal usage of graphics,lower resolution,undervolting,underclocking(setfsb/clockgen),not turning it on :D
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    mixture of TPU+Music, gaming, so the answer would be not very

    no, i'm not trying to make it last longer, it just is for some reason

    I think it might be because i set the cooling to passive, so there aren't many moving parts, still, i want one of these core i laptops now, i can do gaming without any fans spinning up, impressive

    EDIT:proccesor is reading 10.82W in HW monitor
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    Ok, who just sent me £18; and why?
    I've checked PP and it's genuine, someone just sent money to me. Man, I'm forgetting shizzle left right and center here...
    If I got a trade pending with anyone, let me know :p
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    not me, i'm interested in your dark knight, but i have no money on me, and won't till the end of august
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    Aah, DK yea... I think I remember now lol I gotta shoot a PM.
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    Friend has an i7 processor inside, it gets LOUD once you start stressing it. you want the Sandy Bridge ones, not the old gen ones.

    Yes, I paid £18 for your entire rig. Please send it to the address, PM incoming :p

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