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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Laptop Advice

    I am aware that this forum tends to favour Windows over Macs in general, but I'd appreciate some neutrality here please ;) And please forgive the long post I'm off to uni at the end of September after being on a gap year and earning a bit of money. At the moment I've got a six year old Dell...
  2. Jimmy 2004

    GPU-Z sorta screwed up computer

    Have you installed the drivers? As you don't know which graphics card it is I can't be sure, but this should work.
  3. Jimmy 2004

    DS or PSP

    I went ahead and ordered the DS. Got Brain Training (aka Brain Age in the States) with it for free, a total of £90 (about $145) including shipping which is pretty good by UK prices. Also ordered a used copy of Advance Wars Dual Strike and I'm going to pick up one of Zelda, Mario Kart, New Super...
  4. Jimmy 2004

    DS or PSP

    I think I am leaning towards the DS slightly... it's cheaper and the games seem more original. I have to admit, when I used to have my old PSP, I hardly ever took advantage of the multimedia features because I have an iPod for music and don't care much for watching videos on the go. As for the...
  5. Jimmy 2004

    DS or PSP

    Thanks for all the advice, although I'm still completely torn between the two :confused: Edit: and unfortunately I can't afford both ;)
  6. Jimmy 2004

    DS or PSP

    ;) But thanks all the same.
  7. Jimmy 2004

    DS or PSP

    First of all: I don't want to spark a fanboy debate, so if you want to argue over which is better please start your own thread so that it can be deleted separately. Basically, I'm away at uni and my PS3 is back at home, and as I've got a long train journey between there and where I'm living at...
  8. Jimmy 2004

    £400 New Build

    Thanks for all the advice everyone. I spoke to the friend I'm building it for and we decided to go for the E7200 based on the fact it was £50 cheaper and gave similar performance in most current games. The final build will be a 512MB PowerColor HD 4850, an Intel E7200, the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L...
  9. Jimmy 2004

    £400 New Build

    Just been pretty busy with life in general really, nothing in particular... Just a couple more questions for everyone - which board is better, the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L or the MSI P35 Neo2-FR iP35 remembering that the system won't be used for overclocking? They're both about the same price, so...
  10. Jimmy 2004

    £400 New Build

    Thanks for the input so far guys. Based on your advice here's the system I've got planned as things stand: Intel C2D E7200 - £82.95 MSI P35 Neo2-FR - £63.70 Sapphire HD 4850 512MB - £129.94 Corsair VX 550W - £55.45 OCZ 2GB DDR2 800MHz 4-4-4-15 Kit - £30.53 WD 250GB SATA 16MB Cache - £33.19 SATA...
  11. Jimmy 2004

    £400 New Build

    I’m planning to build a new computer for a friend. At the moment he has a dodgy Tiny PC with a 3GHz P4 and a gig of ram. We’re going to keep the case and CD drives, but more or less everything else will be going. Although it’s not intended as a top-of-the-range machine, the new build does need a...
  12. Jimmy 2004

    AMD/ATI RV770 - Radeon HD 4 Series Almost Ready

    Wow, that was quick. The HD 3000 series is still pretty fresh.
  13. Jimmy 2004

    Bruce Lee TRIBUTE

    Done. :)
  14. Jimmy 2004

    Photoshop CS4 to Have 64-Bit Version... But Only on Windows

    Thanks to CrackerJack for sending this in.
  15. Jimmy 2004

    Photoshop CS4 to Have 64-Bit Version... But Only on Windows

    In the past, Macs were sometimes argued to be better for image editing than Windows-based PCs. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure if this was true or a complete myth, but it looks like things may not be like that anymore with the introduction of Adobe’s Windows-only 64-bit version of Photoshop...
  16. Jimmy 2004

    openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1 Released

    Thanks to Solaris17 for sending this in.
  17. Jimmy 2004

    openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1 Released

    The openSUSE team has released the first beta of the new openSUSE 11.0. New features for this version include KDE 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a new installer and 60% faster installation. openSUSE is designed to be one of the easiest-to-use Linux distributations available, although as this is a beta...
  18. Jimmy 2004

    Blu-ray Sales Up 351%

    Thanks to Ravenas for sending this in.
  19. Jimmy 2004

    Blu-ray Sales Up 351%

    Following the format’s victory over HD DVD earlier this year, Blu-ray disks have seen their sales soar to 351% of those during the same period last year. When combined with standard DVD sales, the first quarter of this year offered the first year-on-year sales increase since DVD sales peaked...
  20. Jimmy 2004

    ASUS Launches Eee PC 900

    According to DailyTech it won't actually be on sale until 12th May - and the price tag will be $549. I should really have titled it ASUS Announces... rather than ASUS Launches...
  21. Jimmy 2004

    Grand Theft Auto IV Gone Gold

    Ordered my copy for the PS3. :D
  22. Jimmy 2004

    BIOS Passworded

    You tried a CMOS reset?
  23. Jimmy 2004

    My theoretical eco-gaming computer

    I think he meant the avatar...
  24. Jimmy 2004

    First Build Advice, Basic!

    Nice guide, short but informative. Thread stickied :)
  25. Jimmy 2004

    Metal Gear Online Beta Available for Download

    Yes, me and Malware are probably the best ones to PM - or you can send it to news@techpowerup.com Not everything will be posted (eg. only the more interesting gaming stories get posted) but if you send it to us we'll definitely take a look :)