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Trading Grounds / FS: Radeon HD 5870 (price drop - now $1300)
« on: May 26, 2012, 01:21:56 PM »
This is going up for sale. Should be available by about 1st or 2nd June

Reference card with 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 Display Port outputs

Acquired in December 2011 new from an Amazon seller, worked well for the last 6 months without issue.

This is the card that force Wyatt to upgrade his PC (troll)

Its performance is about on par with (or a smidge better then) an HD6950

Reason for sale: you will see "soon" :laughing7:

Will be spreading the word via word of mouth and other forums, so if serious, let me know soon!

Asking price: $1300



Decided to initiate phase two of operation "Wyatt's benchmark will fall":

Gigabyte GA-GA880-UD3H rev 2.0 AM3 motherboard - $600

AMD Athlon II X3 445 (4th core unlocks without issue) - $500

Take board and CPU together for $1040 (thanks for orrection, QD)
Take all three for $2500

details/history to be added.

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Ole Talk / Recommend me an LCD/LED TV... quick!
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:12:32 AM »
Guys need some quick help:

Someone asked me to recommend them what LED/LCD TV to buy ( I am assuming local)

List me with what you've used/liked, where you buy it and cost (They didn't specify size, but don't make it an issue)

Need this by about 4pm today. Thanks.  :lol:

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Mobile Phones & Gadgets / Saxman gots an android...
« on: March 25, 2012, 08:52:18 AM »
Yes, guys, I finally gots me an Android phone  :lol:

Given it is my first plunge, so far, so good. it's a Samsung Galaxy Y Pro. I really couldn't give up a physical keyboard.

I only have these shorcomings (so far):
- no support for voice dialing via bluetooth
- it'd be nice to have about 4 physical keys dedicated to functions of your choosing (phone does have two such buttons though)
- how to keep battery from draining overnight (went from full to 22% in 6 hours of sleep)

I have already put on a few apps, I'd like you to recommend a few as well

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News / TT Gov't haxorz by anonymous!!
« on: March 18, 2012, 08:31:05 PM »
http://www.trinisinlondon.com/wordpress/?p=718

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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Finance Hacked And Data Leaked

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Government has come under attack from hackers who have hacked and leaked data from the Ministry of Finance website.

Its not common that we see this government targeted so its any wonder why it has been, but either way it seems they have some security issues that they may want to look into asap.

The leaked data contains various types of accounts that only total 50 or so and the data contains usernames, emails, encrypted passwords.



Epic Fail, Dookie...

45
Laptops / Troubleshooting two "dead" laptops
« on: March 09, 2012, 11:28:50 PM »
So an old schoolmate of mine asked me a couple of months ago to try to resurrect two laptops for her as a 'gratis' favour. She;s currently away pursuing her doctorate.

I've only now decided to have a look at one

Dell XPS M1330

Warranty expire since 2010. Has fall damage. (She has 'issues' with taking proper care of laptops)

Laptop does not charge at all, most liley due to power jack port on the laptop. I can only confirm this is there is someone who has a XPS M1330 as well willing to let me test the battery and charger on their laptop.

Second laptop info will be updated in the future.... (suffice to say liquid is involved)

Anyone have a working XPS M1330 to let me use?

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Storage / SSD Caching options
« on: February 25, 2012, 10:26:50 AM »
I recently drooled over the Z68 chipset, realizing that you can use any SSD 20GB to 64GB to use as an caching drive via Intel own software called Intel Smart Response Technology.  There is even a gigabyte motherboard that has a built-in 20GB SSD for exactly this purpose (and one minus the mSATA drive, just the slot).

From reviews it seems to work very well

Thankfully, there are also options for those who are not using the Z68 chipset. Any 64GB or less-sized SSD and sfotware that works across any chipset platform, but will most likley require Windows 7.

There are currently four SSDs that are covering this option:

OCZ Synapse Cache SATA III 2.5" SSD
http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/caching-solutions.html
64GB drive with Dataplex software

Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Drive
http://www.crucial.com/store/ssc.aspx
50GB drive, also with Dataplex software.

Corsair Accelerator Solid State Cache Drive
http://www.corsair.com/ssd/accelerator-series-ssd-cache-drives.html
Available in 30GB, 45GB and 60GB sizes, and uses Dataplex software. Only drive using SATA2 interface

Sandisk ReadyCache Solid State Cache Drive
http://www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/readycache/
Available in 32GB, and uses ExpressCache software.

This will be a nice way to avoid any major hardware upgrades for some time to come.

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Processors / Intel Overclocking Insurance!
« on: February 25, 2012, 10:06:07 AM »
http://www.google.tt/search?q=Intel+CPU+insurance&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

http://gizmodo.com/5877447/intels-cpu-insurance-is-an-overclockers-wet-dream

http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/

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Intelís CPU Insurance Is an Overclockerís Wet Dream

Overclocking processors used to be extremely nerdy, but if anything it's becoming more common these days. For those intent on squeezing performance from their chip, Intel's new CPU insurance means getting it wrong needn't be that expensive.

Overclocking a CPU does bring performance increases, but it also brings extra heat which can damage the chip if you're not careful. That's why Intel is now offering a Performance Tuning Protection Plan for five of its CPUs, which bolts on additional coverage for overclocked processors on top of their standard 3-year warranty.

You can buy the insurance any time within a year from purchase, and the policy lasts three years. So, burn your chip out from overclocking, and it's replaced free of charge. Insurance is available for five unlocked processors, and the cost varies by model as follows:

    Core i7 3960X ($35)
    Core i7 3930K ($35)
    Core i7 2700K ($25)
    Core i7 2600K ($25)
    Core i5 2500K ($20)

It seems pretty cheap. But then, maybe that means Intel doesn't expect to have to replace many


Wyatt, spend yuh money and overclock de ppl CPU. It have insurance for when yuh fry it now!

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Ole Talk / Needed: artist who can draw caricatures
« on: February 12, 2012, 11:08:26 AM »
I would like some help getting some drawings done.

Is part of a lil 'campaign' I am about to embark upon. Is drawings of people I need, similar to what you see in the papers when they make fun of politicians.

Know anyone?

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Trading Grounds / FS: One Mobo/CPU combo
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:52:45 AM »
Combo #1

Asus P5G41M-M LE mATX motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5G41M_LE/)
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 (2.2GHz)
Price: $500 ono


Combo #2 SOLD!
Over 1 yr old
Asus M4N68T-M LE mATX motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4N68TM_LE/)
AMD Athlon II X2 245 (2.9GHz)
3GB RAM: Markvision 1GB DDR3-1333 + Avant 2GB DDR3-1333
Price $700 ono


Also for sale:

Thermaltake  R2-430 430Watt PSU - $200
(http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1172&ID=1541)

Hynix 4GB DDR3-1066 Laptop RAM - $200

Will post pics in due course..

PM or post if interested.

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Graphics Cards / In Pictures: The Best Graphics Card Values In History
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:42:47 PM »
An interesting slide on the best cost-effective video cards in history  (price/performance ratio)

http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/578-Radeon-GeForce-video-card-graphics-budget.html

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Peripherals / The best keyboards we'll never get...
« on: December 24, 2011, 08:29:37 AM »
I bring to you: the Optimus Popularis


Imagine, you can customize EVERY key as you like. As in both function AND what is displayed on the key.

What do you mean "displayed on the key?"



Each key has its own independent LCD screen!




How much for this fantastic keyboard?

a mere US$1100!

And if this keyboard's size is too small for you.. there is the (out 4 years now) Optimus Maximus:



for just US$2100

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/maximus/


(but price aside, I have two things to say:
1. Can it withstand the abuse of gaming?
2. I'd hate to have to RMA this)

See reviews - yes, people have actually bought it - on amazon

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Hardware, Tweaking & Networking / Saxman's Intended PSU Upgrade
« on: December 19, 2011, 09:19:54 PM »
So fellow GATTers,

I have decided to upgrade my PSU in preparation for some... upgrades... to be performed in the next 6 months.

After much reviews I have settled on these two as my finalists.

in the Blue corner:
OCZ ZT Series 750W Power Supply
Manufacturer link

US$100 on Amazon
Fully modular
80 Plus Bronze
Single 12V rail (62A)
Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=262

in the Red corner:
Corsair Professional Series HX750 750W Power Supply
Manufacturer link

US$130 on Amazon
Partial modular (ATX, CPU and PCIE attached)
80 Plus Silver
single 12V rail (62A)
Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=153 (is an 850W, but it will represent)

I just torn:

I like the full modular cables, price, and visual aesthetics on the OCZ, but i like the 80+ silver rating, the endless top reviews on newegg and 7-year warranty on the Corsair.

So, please vote and specify your reasons. I may want buy this via one day shipping on Amazon as soon as tomorrow to get by Friday...

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Trading Grounds / DDR3 RAM + SSD for Sale
« on: November 01, 2011, 10:23:41 PM »
For Sale

1 of 4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3-1600  - $250 (used 2 months)
SOLD!

1 of 8GB Corsair XMS DDR3-1600 RAM Kit - $400 (used 1 month; available from 6th December)

 Why seling? Just acquired some Corsair Vengeance low-Profile DDR3 16GB Kit - less hassle to install

Now for sale as well: Crucial c300 128GB solid state Hard Drive. - Asking for $1400 o.n.o (used 6 months)

Specs Here: http://www.crucial.com/pdf/Datasheets-letter_C300_RealSSD_v2-5-10_online.pdf

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News / Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO!!
« on: August 24, 2011, 09:23:13 PM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/us-apple-idUSTRE77N82K20110824

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By Poornima Gupta

SAN FRANCISCO | Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:53pm EDT

(Reuters) - Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a stunning move that ended his 14-year reign at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.

Apple shares dived as much as 7 percent in after-hours trade after the pancreatic cancer survivor and industry icon, who has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since January 17, announced he will be replaced by COO and longtime heir apparent Tim Cook.

Analysts do not expect Jobs' resignation -- which had long been foreseen -- to derail the company's fabled product-launch roadmap, including possibly a new iPhone in September and a third iteration of the iPad tablet in 2012.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come," he said in a brief letter announcing his resignation.

The 55-year-old CEO had briefly emerged from his medical leave in March to unveil the latest version of the iPad and later to attend a dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for technology leaders in Silicon Valley.

Jobs' often-gaunt appearance has sparked questions about his health and his ability to continue at Apple.

"I will say to investors: don't panic and remain calm, it's the right thing to do. Steve will be chairman and Cook is CEO," said BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis.

Apple shares slid to $357.40 in extended trading after a brief halt. They had gained 0.7 percent to close at $376.18 on the Nasdaq.

Analysts again expressed confidence in the Apple bench, headed by longtime company No. 2 and supply-chain maven Cook.

"Investors are very comfortable with Tim Cook even though Jobs has been a driver of innovation and clearly an Apple success. Tim has shown Apple can still outperform extremely well when he's been acting as CEO," said Cross Research analyst Shannon Cross.

"I don't know if it's a health issue. I don't know if it is a shock. Most likely it was going to happen at some point. Why today versus another day? I don't know."

(Reporting by Poornima Gupta and Edwin Chan; Editing by Gary Hill)

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Trading Grounds / Wanted: 120mm fan grill.
« on: August 24, 2011, 09:19:35 PM »
Anyone has to give, sell, or can direct me to a store which has?



Purpose is for a rear fan i have mounted outside my case to pull out air, and i don't want to lose part of my finger trying to plug/unplug a USB cable...

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News / Limited State of Emergency declared in TT
« on: August 21, 2011, 08:44:32 PM »
I just been told we are in a limited state of emergency in certain areas of TT from midnight tonight.


Anyone have further details?

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I present this case to you:

Deciding to take a stab back at MCSE, I decide to build a slim PC with a new MSI G41 motherboard, a  slim case donated by daniboy, a Pentium D 940 CPU i got from a customer, some RAM I have lying around unused and an unused hard drive.

so I assembled the build.

when I power on PC using a Crucial Ballistix 1066 DDR2 RAM, it undergoes a cycle where it turns on for 2 seconds, turns off, turn on for a split seconds and turns on again, and the cycle repeats.

Thinking it is the PSU I swap for a known working one. no dice. Tried a working Corsair and some value crucial. Same thing.

take out RAM. I get the beeping but it still power cycling on its own.

Only when I take out everything an power up the board by itself doe the issue stop.

I say "odd". I happen to have a Core 2 Duo E400 courtesy of Netizen, so I pop that in and try to boot.

same thing using the Crucial and Corsair 1066 RAM, but miraculously it works fine with the value DDR2-667 RAM. I was fully able to install server 2003, install all driver and updates without a hiccup.

But I still need to establish what is causing this issue so I tack back with the faster RAM. Back to the power on/off cycle.

Even updating the BIOS is of no use.

Gentlemen tell me your thoughts. This issue can be demonstrated for you in your prescence if you like.




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Media / The Smurfs
« on: July 03, 2011, 04:18:08 PM »
http://www.smurfhappens.com/



Big and hard-back as I am, I am going to see it when It come to TT

Ah don't care.

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Ole Talk / Father's Day 2011
« on: June 19, 2011, 11:14:10 AM »
I dare say,
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!   :happy0203: :wav:  :lol:  :banana:  :lol: :wav:  :happy0203:

to the daddies of GATT

Arcman
TriniWyatt
Netizen1 (baby still unborn, but he deserves it anyway) :sign17:

Fellas if you have the kidz (inside or outside, step, full, god... the pets and all) name yourself here and what was done for you/what you did today...

as for me.. I only have god-chirren

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