TehNacho: I dunno about GTAIV on PC.I love PC gaming, but the "problem" is that I enjoy games on the keyboard and mouse too damned much. I bought the GTA 3 and Vice City a few weeks ago (yes, I am behind the times) because they were only about four dollars a piece (PS2 version) at my local game store... man, they sucked me in, even on the console. I can't imagine how badly I'd be addicted to a PC version of either one.
gayb: I bet you can still see the Milky Way defined at times, no?
nosajghoul: Yep :-)
Mike: Well, I did get GTA4/PC to run in 1280x1024 with my existing card by just reducing one of the settings and cranking some of the others up. Frame rate went up too. Looks a bit better overall.But, my GTA4/PC problem is now that I can't sign into Games For Windows Live. For some stupid reason, you have to do that to even save your progress in single player (yeah, makes no sense to me either), so while the game looks OK, I can't exactly save my progress, so it's useless :pI even ran Wireshark on it to sniff the traffic, and I do see successful authentication (bidirectional Kerberos 5 traffic), then the game starts sending UDP packets out and gets no response (and the firewall isn't dropping anything). Strangely, the outbound packets are fragmented, which I suspect Microsoft is dropping. Can't figure out why they're fragmented, 'cause after reassembly the payload is still only 1366 bytes. Odd.
This Is Bold Text: WD Caviar. 320gb, 7200RPM, SATA 3.0gb/sI'm going to buy two HDs. One for softwware, one for data. The idea being that reformatting, organizing, backing up, and defragging should be easier. With most of the drive access being done on the software side of things, the chance of HD failure causing data loss will hopefully drop significantly.
No_47: get a bigger power supply.
Mike: Get two identical-sized drives (not necessarily identical brand) and mirror them (raid 1). Hard drives will fail eventually, mirroring will help you keep your data when it happens. When one dies, you can continue running with the one remaining drive until you can swap the dead one for another.Don't stripe them (raid 0) and don't use one for data and one for software. Either of those means losing either all or half your data in a crash, and in the raid 0 case you can't continue running with just one drive.I'll second the Seagate recommendation, though definitely avoid their budget Maxtor brand. All brands have their bad years though, even Seagate, Hitachi, and WD.Oh, and that vidcard is gonna need 6-pin, not 4-pin, extra power plugs, probably two of them. Any new Antec PSU will be fine w/ that. Get one with removable power connectors at the PSU end though, less clutter inside the case that way.
FuturePastNow: So, are any of the Flash ads on Fark causing massive CPU usage for anyone else? Those HP computer ads are the worst.
Maddogjew: There are flash ads on Fark? I guess I have been spared them because of adblock. Perhaps you should try it.
FuturePastNow: Listen, I know all about f*cking adblock. I don't need a lecture about blocking sh*t. I'm just not using Firefox all the f*cking time, and I'm just wondering if this is a problem for anyone else, or with this computer.
gayb: I appreciate the self-censoring.
No_47: ok...what email address?
No_47: Hey now, I'm not under any orders to be a dick all the timeand I'll get right on that after work.
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