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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:56 pm
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OK I'm just flat-out damn worried now. I KNOW that newegg had to have delivered that card by now - they're quite fast - an no word from Hunt.

Crossing my fingers...... Neutral

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:51 am
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lol
mebbe it was held up in the festive post.
'course, he may also have forgotten to unplug from the main feed before inserting the card.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:54 pm
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Card has arrived - There was a delay in shipping, but it got here! Planning on slipping it in this weekend and giving her a test run. Got some before shots already - excited to see the after shots!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:09 pm
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- JG300_Hunt
Card has arrived - There was a delay in shipping, but it got here! Planning on slipping it in this weekend and giving her a test run. Got some before shots already - excited to see the after shots!


Ya well I wish I could convince the wife too maybe....er.....oops...sry I thought we were talking about something else
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:46 pm
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^^^^^^^^
ROFLMAO!!!

Hey Hunt......good luck and just remember to use anti-static procedures (no cards on the carpet, like in your first shot of this thread) and might be a good idea to lightly vacuum or blow the dust out of that PCI slot you're gonna put it in ......since the slots been unused it'll help the contacts and sometimes that dust in there tranmits static electricty. Seen very dusty slots take a computer down sometimes when they're suddenly used without a little helpful prep work before insertion (as I'm sure Chuck will agree is always good ).

GOOD LUCK and we're pullin' for ya!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:30 am
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Good tip from Stoop.
I always keep a can of compressed air (important to make sure it's the non-flammable kind) by my rig and blow it out at least once a month.
Dust will slow your performance considerably.
Make sure to hold the can far enough away from any components that it doesn't leave a film on anything, coz that's worse than dust.

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OK Now I'm *really* worried...... don't take this long to install a card over the weekend.

Our radio operators are desperately trying to reach Hunt on every frequency......Pigsty base to JG300-Hunt.....come in....over.........


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He probably just relized he ordered an ISA vid card. Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:46 am
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...and it was too new...lol
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OH MAN LETS HOPE NOT!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:27 am
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lololol
Was happily surfing away this morning when I found that.
First thing I thought of was Hunt upgrading his graphic card.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:30 pm
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That happend to me once in a 50 man server on full settings with my old geforce MX400 Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:39 pm
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Where'd you find that picture of Ascout there Stoop?? Doesn't look he's aged a day!

Yep, vid card is in and looks great from the 5min I've had to play with it. Thanks for all the advice! And Shades - that is a typical Friday night fireworks show over the sty when we head out for Cigars after our evenin meal!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:48 pm
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Heheheh
That, or Ascout after two hours in the strawberries!
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