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Comment: it can (Score 1) 264

by GarretSidzaka (#42688155) Attached to: Can a New GPU Rejuvenate a 5 Year Old Gaming PC?

i put a 9800 GSO in a old sony vaio that was new enought to be first gen PCI express.. its single core 3.2 ghz with hypthread P4
its got 1.5 gb ram (i added extra gig, it was hard to find old ram but you can). since the card was going to be a strain on the power supply i pulled everything like floppy tv tuner lots of crap. it runs sims 3 and minecraft smoothly for my 1st grade son. good computer now and the PSU hasnt burned out!

it can be done!!

see if you can upgrade all the parts you can: ram, cpu, and video card (even upgrade the PSU if its not proprietary like the sony)
the prices might be dirt cheap for obsolete parts (if you can find em)

Comment: Re:Onewholeinternets (Score 1) 51

by GarretSidzaka (#42322595) Attached to: AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details

I burned out a graphics card mining. literally. there was a tiny pool of copper in the middle of a scortch mark on the back of the card, where it was facing up. an entire lil logic chip exploded into fire, and liquid copper. roasted the psu, the mobo too. suffice to say i summarily informed my wife that i would be ceasing bitcoin mining, immediately :P

Comment: Re:tanking (Score 1) 269

by GarretSidzaka (#42135053) Attached to: NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

but seriously tho, how is microsoft able to hemorrhage this much money because of steve balmer being a stupid fucking gorilla instead of a CEO? there stocks are rock steady but little growth! what happens when all this money disappears? we will need to be ready to switch to linux/android type OS's quick

Comment: tanking (Score 1, Interesting) 269

by GarretSidzaka (#42134709) Attached to: NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

windows 8 is single handedly tanking the entire pc market. my wife just switched to linux mint, and she likes it okay.

my biggest interest in in steam-on-linux! are they going to have a full library?

this will put the windows gaming market in jeopardy.

will linux make things like masquerading as easy as windows Internet connection sharing?

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