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Old 08-11-2007, 04:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
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If it doesn't activate anymore, it's probably because you installed and activated the serial too many times. Just activate it over the phone, and they will give you the activation number.
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problem is I have a copy that came with my laptop which they won't activate for my desktop eventhough the original laptop is long dead. "Go buy a new copy that one is only good for your laptop even if you paid extra to have the OS installed at futur shop"

That just ****es me off....M$ is obviously hurting for cash to the point that squeezing another copy out of me is essential to their continued success. Anyways, got it working with a little effort, we're all good now.
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Quick question, why do my two partitions only add up to 300GB and not the full 320? I'm accustomed to loosing a little but a full 20GB? Seems odd...
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My 320 went to 280, after reformatting. Yea....it's weird that we lost that much.
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bah, getting jyped....should be sold then as a 300GB HD and not 320.
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Temperature check:


According to Everest all my temps are around 52C except for the HD which is around 32C. These temps normal for a standard load, nothing heavy running through it right now, just updating drivers, windows and installing programs etc...
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Question 1: Looking at the temperature thread it would seem that 52C is a bit high for not being loaded....but not serious correct?

Question 2: Scored 6900 on 3D Mark, is that decent for pre overclock considering the build?

Question 3: What kind of performance increase can I expect from OC'ing the CPU and the Video card? Is it worth OC'ing the RAM as well?
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Answer #1: 52C on your CPU for idle seems warm, but I'm guessing that's fine. How long have you had the AF64 running?

Answer #2: That's fine, but I'm pretty sure you could have gotten to about 10k+ for the score.

Answer #3: A huge performance increase if you increase the FSB on your CPU. Well OCing the CPU pretty much OC's your RAM as well. And for the VGA, it's just to get a better fps and faster response.
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It doesn't seem to matter what I do with the CPU 52C is the temp, start up, no load, full load...all around 52-53C.

So do you mean that 10k is where it could get to when OCed or it should be around 10k stock now and something is holding it up?
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10000+ is when you OC.
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