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Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 12,937
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Operative word being may. The problem is that...

Operative word being may. The problem is that there is no longer support for gameports in Windows since Vista. It is possible to get it to work, but only in 32 bit Windows as there are no 64 bit...
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 12,937
Posted By Gordon Freeman
I may have one of those still, but as I recall...

I may have one of those still, but as I recall they don't really work worth a flip. At least they didn't for my old Suncom monster.
Forum: Sound & Audio 14 Mar 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 12,937
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Old PCI Sound card as joystick port

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone has ever tried this...

I have an older joystick (Suncom Talon with SFS throttle) I'd like to keep using because frankly they're made like tanks. They're joyport...
Forum: Graphic Cards 24 Sep 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,418
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Okay, one final update to this. Taking the...

Okay, one final update to this.

Taking the video out of the "VGA" port on the Evga GTX550 into the converter box then to the TV produced an image on the screen, but all the colors were inverted...
Forum: Graphic Cards 14 Sep 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,418
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Now, I will point out, on the 7-running Dell...

Now, I will point out, on the 7-running Dell Laptop (an Inspiron 1525) the intel graphics adapter auto-sensed the new video out device and played nicely. Once the HTPC is built it'll be interesting...
Forum: Graphic Cards 14 Sep 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,418
Posted By Gordon Freeman
The widget got here today; I tested it out with a...

The widget got here today; I tested it out with a notebook I have and it worked just swimmingly.
Forum: Graphic Cards 12 Sep 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,325
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Is this a desktop system or a laptop? ...

Is this a desktop system or a laptop? Irrespective, did you check your power settings?
Forum: Graphic Cards 11 Sep 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,418
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Excellent. For those who are curious it appears...

Excellent. For those who are curious it appears it is the lower (furthest away from HDMI, just like you suggested) which is VGA-out.

Do you think setting it up as dual-monitor will work, and if...
Forum: Graphic Cards 11 Sep 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,418
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Using VGA-to-SVideo converter, dual monitor situation?

Hi again all.

I'm doing a PC build and it's secondary purpose will be as an HTPC in a room that has an old analog tube style TV (a 1998-vintage Sony Trinitron). Replacing that TV is not an option...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 May 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,590
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Not copy: install. Put the installation media...

Not copy: install. Put the installation media in, start the setup, point it at the external HD, click Start.

Again it's not a pressing need to do so, just a "so what happens if..." question.
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 May 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,590
Posted By Gordon Freeman
It's not so much that I "want" to; I'm curious to...

It's not so much that I "want" to; I'm curious to know if it's practical to do so. I like to know these things :D
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 May 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,590
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Installing Windows7 to an external USB2 connected drive

Not from, but to. It's do-able I know, but would it just utterly kill performance? Has anyone tried this?
Forum: Gaming 30 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Gordon Freeman
I'm a bit of an nvidia fanboy these days - for...

I'm a bit of an nvidia fanboy these days - for discrete cards. For onboard video, ATI all the way. Primarily because I haven't heard of an ATI set that slagged down like the 7600-8200 series had a...
Forum: Gaming 30 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Com ine ark matt eactors ke inter upting o r...

Com ine ark matt eactors ke inter upting o r a empts to uploa i to y ur tim -stream.

But hopefully no later than Q4 2011 ;)
Forum: Gaming 30 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Well ATM I'm just windowshopping, getting ideas,...

Well ATM I'm just windowshopping, getting ideas, but it certainly wouldn't be more than $150.
Forum: Gaming 30 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Overall, I'm very happy with the rig as is. My...

Overall, I'm very happy with the rig as is. My next video card setup won't be SLI - I've seen SLI Stutter and it's not pretty. I'll just settle for one nice video card. I've got plenty of upgrade...
Forum: Gaming 30 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By Gordon Freeman
Where to go from here?

Hey all, long time reader, first time poster.

I have a fair-to-middlin' rig here (see system specs) and I get a 5.9 rating from Windows...I know I need a new video card but trust me when I say...
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