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About Ruddy

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  1. Olda are you using the MSI GX660? is it the MSI GX660-260US? Im shopping for a laptop and had my eyes on this one... thanks!
  2. New HP dv7tqe with core i5

    Im looking at a decent laptop which I would like to purchase. The HP dv7tqe. heres the machine on hp's site: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping...e/dv7tqe_series Im not really sure how to check for compatibility other then the charts on the wiki but I have not found a similar machine on the site. It has a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6570 graphics card and ive seen people have pretty good results with the 5000 series, so could this one possibly work? If anyone has any details that could help me I would appreciate it!
  3. Just got back from the store with the package!! Anyone else have this model or any links feel free to post! ---Cheers m8's!! -old Rudd
  4. Whats up everyone on insanelymac! I'm getting ready to buy this laptop in an hr, let me know if it isn't going to be compatible... From what I've read it should work, I've seen some complications with audio and wifi (but also fixes for audio and will probably replace wifi card) Anyhow m8's here's the link with specs, its an Asus X83Vm-X2 (and a might fine one i may add)!! http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1218044029788 Thanks for the help everyone in the insanely mac community!!! your friend and hackintosh enthusiast, -old Ruddy
  5. So ddr2 800 is not any better then the ddr3 1600's for overclocking? What are the limitations, if any?
  6. I am planning on overclocking a q6600 on the gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R board. I'll be shooting for 3.4ghz but thats another topic for another day. Anyhow, I would like to know if buying the more expensive ram would make a significant difference or if I could use a more moderately priced ram setup. Im going with 4gb to start, would like to do just one chip if possible so I can upgrade to 8, then 12, then 16 down the road if need be without scrapping my old, smaller modules. The board says the memory is "dual channel", does this mean I would need 2 symmetrical chips side by side? What are your experiences with using the different ddr2's or ddr3's for overclocking? Thanks! -Ruddy
  7. I just purchased an ocz 500w psu, to go with my msi nvidia 9800gt. I plugged in the psu along with a new dvd burner and tried to boot, got nothing. I unplugged the 4pin 12v connecter from mb and the computer will actually boot and all the fans will spin, but I'm not getting anything on my screen. At this point I am still using the internal gpu on my mb. Anyone know what steps I can take that might help me troubleshoot this? Im hoping the 4pin connecter powers the internal gpu and not anything major like the cpu so I can still run the nvidia 9800gt with the pci express 6 pin and bypass the 4 pin altogether.. sorry if its confusing im racking my brain here Thx, -Ruddy
  8. also it looks like it supports PCI express 16x is this PCI version 1.0 expresS?
  9. would this motherboard be compatible? http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...053&lang=en If so I'm going to get a graphics card/dvd drive for it and possibly and pentium d 940 to swap out the celeron that is already in it and make a cheap hackintosh its called ECS RC410-M by manufacturer
  10. Edits made to "Dream Machine". If anyone knows what bios version comes with the DS3L I have listed that could be a great help.
  11. Can anyone recommend a good psu?
  12. you can get that cpu for 219 check pricewatch.com
  13. "Desktop Dream Machine" Here are the parts: Mobo: GA-EP45-DS3L $80 - newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128347 GC/Ram: BFG Tech nVidia 9800 gtx + combo w/ 4gb ram $180 - newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.142567 HD: 1TB 32mb sata HD - pricewatch $87 http://www.pricewatch.com/hard_removable_d...ta_1tb_32mb.htm CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz $279 - pricewatch http://www.pricewatch.com/cpu/core_2_quad_q9550.htm DVD/CD 22x Burner $21 - newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136144 Usb Keyboard/Mouse $15 - pricewatch 600w OCZ StealthXStreamPSU $28(after rebate) - newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341010 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $6 - newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835100007 Total: $696 I already have an old hp case which I will be using. Did I miss anything? What do you guys think about this build? EDIT 11/25: Added the links to the products I have selected. Ive decided on the OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W PSU which requires a rebate which I generally try to stay away from but it seems to have the best bang for buck ratio, and wont fry my cpu (thanks MacUser2525 for explaining rails). I have also added arctic silver 5 thermal compound to the parts list.
  14. Here's a review/benchmarks of Intel's Core i7 from PC Magazine http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334737,00.asp
  15. Yes thank you for your Contribution Paranoid Marvin, you are indeed correct. The Powerbook G4 does count as a fully working laptop, thank you for pointing that out, nice job, kudos. Just to clarify in case any else is contributing, this is a hackintosh laptop we are referring to. Thanks, -Ruddy