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TechPowerUp Reader Survey 2008 - Results

regan1985

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#2
damm i never win anything, maybe next time! crazy to see so many people work in the I.T industry come here, its a good thing it means we dont all talk a load of rubish.what i would say is maybe for next time is if australia gets its own choice europe should be broken up a little as there are 750million people in europe and only 20million in australia.

how many people have we got using tpu everday?
 

cdawall

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#3
Our lucky number winner is entry number 1188 who comes from South America. Mauro has been working with computers for 5 to 10 years and visits TechPowerUp multiple times a day.
woot for you!
 
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#4
Congrats Mauro!

Cool results from the survey! Great idea W1zz.
 

WarEagleAU

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#5
Awesome and well done Mauro. What did he win?

Yes, I dont work in the IT industry ( I forgot to do the survey ) but I deal with computers on a daily basis.

Oh and I visit TPU at least 10 times a day if not more :D
 
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#6


Sausage fest!
 

cdawall

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#7
Awesome and well done Mauro. What did he win?

Yes, I dont work in the IT industry ( I forgot to do the survey ) but I deal with computers on a daily basis.

Oh and I visit TPU at least 10 times a day if not more :D
he won $200
 
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#8
Nice stats for the ad. agencies W1z!
 
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#9
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#10
Excellent! Gotta love seeing stuff like this. I find it very interesting how evenly spread the NA/EU stats are.

Thanks to everyone that took part!
 
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#11
Grats Mauro!

And wow, 81.2% are overclockers! Was expecting like 60 or so!
 
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#12
gr8 to see that i joined the right community for friendly advice. :laugh:
 
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#13
^^ doesnt surprise me, since most people "found their way here" through ATI Tools etc.
 

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#14
^^ doesnt surprise me, since most people "found their way here" through ATI Tools etc.
and more recently gpuz seems to have the oc'rs buzzing seeing how its required on hwbot ;)
 
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#15
w00t! congrats mauro! :toast:

thnx again W1zzard for providing us such a great place to come and talk! :respect:

were mostly clockers! :rockout:

i think that there is more females that use the site but dont say anything for fear of being ridiculed :confused:

:toast:
 
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#16
nah, its not that. the girls here show their pride if anything! Like everyone else here, Thank you W1zzard, and oh I'm waiting to get h2O on this system!
 
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#17
Should make it a yearly thing ...then could get year/year results.....
 

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#18
Should make it a yearly thing ...then could get year/year results.....
thats the plan. will be interesting to see the demographics develop over the years
 
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#19
congrats Mauro was hoping id be the winner but oh well.
 

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#20
Was in nearly all of the biggest pies, now I don't feel special :ohwell: :p

On a different note, where can I change the TPU logos back to stars under the user name? I looked around the settings but just didn't see it. And why are some of us with TPU logos and some with stars. Did everyone with stars really change them back, or some of us just got them for some reason?
 

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#21
Congrats to the winner. And about the sausage fest... well I'm not surprised. Take a look at general nonsense.
 

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#23
On a different note, where can I change the TPU logos back to stars under the user name? I looked around the settings but just didn't see it. And why are some of us with TPU logos and some with stars. Did everyone with stars really change them back, or some of us just got them for some reason?
W1zz is testing it out with people who have 6 stars (which turn into 6 TPU symbols). Everyone else stays the same - when you go to 7 stars (if its still in trial) you will go back to stars.

Back on topic, congrats to the winner and an excellent and interesting source of info for TPU demographics. Great idea and job W1zzard!

:toast:
 

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#24
I missed it and i visit daily DOH!! maybe this should get announced to all members via email or somthing before it starts.

Congrats to the winner!:toast:
 
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#25
Hello everyone!

I am Mauro of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

My previous user was lost, so I went back to sign up to be able to thank W1zzard and all users who congratulated me.

Whenever I visit the page for hardware reviews and news on hard.

Not much use the forum because my English is not very good, now I am using "google translator," jejejeje!

Many thanks to W1zzard and all users TechPowerUp! :)

Greetings!

Mauro.