tomars

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  1. I'm not being funny, but what the hell is that?
  2. Im talking about the round one, it looks like a souvenier paperwieght you might get given after 10 years of working for microsoft. But everyone likes different stuff so... Then again I dont really like any start buttons that stick out that much, I know where i need to click, bottom left. A nice little winflag would be nice like on tdhl's desktop. Infact @tdhl, what is that visual style you're using? Looks alright..
  3. Is it just me or does the start button on the latest Vista beta look cheap and nasty as if it should be from 1995...
  4. I think I found out why the ASUS was so much bigger, I think it included DirectX
  5. Should I use the Nvidia Forceware driver off the NVidia site? (81.98_forceware_winxp2k_english_whql.exe) 21mb Or the EN6600 driver off the Asus site? (nv8189_w2kxp.zip) 43mb I am not sure what I should be using, thanks for anyone that can help me Also, are there any good driver mirror sites? Because both the EPox and Asus ftp's are so slow its unbelievable Thanks
  6. What visual style is that? Looks cool..
  7. Ok so I posted a week or so ago: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=62393 I don't want to resurrect an old post so I decided to create a new one, more appropriatley labelled to see if anyone would be able to help me with the silencing bit. So my PC is up and running really fast and I am pleased with evrything except the noise AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ Epox 9NPA+ Ultra Lian Li PC-7 Plus (2 integrated fans) Seasonic S12 500W PSU Asus 6600GT Silencer NEC 3550A DVD Floppy drive Maxtor HD (dont know what model its a hand me down) In order to find the source of the problem I unplugged the CPU fan, the system fan and the case fan one at a time and then all together. It seems toi be none of these! (although they are obviously contributing to it) I doubt it is the power supply as I bought it specifically for its quietness and it doesnt seem to be making excessive noise. There is a small fan over the Nforce ultra chipset on the motherboard (Or so it would seem from me looking at the diagram in the manual, im not really a techie when it comes to hardware and such :> ) Could it be this which is making so much noise? Can this be replaced with a quieter solution? Or is it more likely to be something else making the noise? One other thing: Is there a way I can adjust fan speeds to quieten down my PC? Its really bugging me because I was going to buy a TV card to use this as a media centre but I cant watch films or listen to music with it this loud. Thanks
  8. Hmm not really into any of them. I like Windows default
  9. Cool thanks, I'll try setting it up tonight after college Thanks again
  10. I built a PC for the first time tonight and it went pretty smoothly. I built it pretty much entirely from the instructions that came with the motherboard. It looks technical to begin with, but once you get into it evrything just pops nicely into place, like putting a lego man together (maybe a little more complex but not much ) If the person is a friend maybe theyd help you out if with any questions if you need it (which you probably wont)
  11. So I'll list the parts first AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ Epox 9NPA+ Ultra Lian Li PC-7 Plus (2 integrated fans) Seasonic S12 500W PSU Asus 6600GT Silencer NEC 3550A DVD Floppy drive Maxtor HD (dont know what model its a hand me down) So I put it all together and it turns on and is fine but its no way as quiet as I was hoping it to be. On the Lian Li there are grates on the top and front which let a hell of a lot of noise out. The specification said these vents let the system cool so the fans didnt need to be so loud! What do people suggest to quieten my system? I dont want to the hassle of water cooling. What about passive cooling? Anyone got any experience with using CPU heatsinks and stuff? My CPU has reached a temperature of 41C just me having a browse through the BIOS options. Is this OK? What temperatures should I expect my CPU and System to reach? I havent built a PC properly before. I am on my old one at the moment. Also, I tested my floppy drive by putting in Maxblast disk in but it said it couldn't load DOS or something along those lines. What do I need to do now to get my system up and running? The HD's been formatted so its not urgent for me to get into Maxblast, but what should be my next step? Shal I try booting my windows CD? I havent hooked my DVD drive up yet. Thanks for the help
  12. It is in shell32.dll
  13. I think hes talking about using the installer to make your own packs similar to BricoPacks and XPize and FlyakiteOSX etc
  14. That is one ugly font.
  15. In my opinion, those OSX cursors would be a mistake. The colourful spinning things are ugly, and this is XPize not OSXize.