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Re: Annoying errors at boot (98 SE)

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You can keep the card, but first we want to make sure your system will be OK before continuing to the next step. So, make sure you can power on the system and it starts normally with all networking and related software/hardware uninstalled. Delete the MSN/Microsoft Network icon off of your desktop. …

Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

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As mentioned above, the majority crypto Bitcoin isn't eating GPUs and hasn't been for most of a decade, it's all custom hardware. It could be more energy efficient, but how energy efficient is it already? Yes most large scale operations now utilize custom ASIC chips for mining (look at the stocks …

Re: Annoying errors at boot (98 SE)

in Windows
What type of NIC is this? First, uninstall all networking, NIC installed software, and device drivers (verify removal from device manager). Shutdown and remove the PCI ethernet card from your machine. Power on. All of those errors should then disappear. Remove MSN (Microsoft Network) from your PC, …

Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

in Milliways
First world problems...You can still enjoy games without the settings maxed out at 4K resolution. True, but once you have played a game (like Rise of the Tomb Raider) on max details on a 21:9 3440x1440 screen running at 144fps locked; it's tough to go back. (Setting Retro aside, because I love to …

Re: Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

I'm not very patient and my personal limits went up over time. I had to do this with boxed PC games. My price range went from $40-$60 to well north of $100 now. I'm glad I picked up Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain when I did several moons ago (for example), but I'm still kicking myself for selling …

Re: Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

What usually stops me from going overboard is asking “What am I going to do with this part?” Anything earlier than late Pentium is easy for me to ignore. Or AGP video cards at their twilight. Occasionally the process fails, though. I have a Voodoo4 4500 with which I have no plans, but I don’t want …

Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

I noticed when I read comments around the forum, a lot of people are getting fabulous deals on their purchases. Everyone is finding hardware cheap... couple of euros for Vortex 2... $10 for a Voodoo2... I exaggerate, but the comments do usually include "I found it cheap." Now I'm glad for all those …

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