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  • Birthday 04/05/1989

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    AMD X2 3800 AN8-SLI OCZ 2GB RAM EVGA 6800 GS
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  1. xxkbxx

    Hello Again

    10-4 on the half life joke, I have a buddy of mine doing a theoretical physics major for "fun."
  2. xxkbxx

    Hello Again

    Haha, found out I today passed my classes from this semester (A and 2 B's)! So now I'm half of the way to my degree in mechanical engineering - but I'm surprisingly the tech go-to guy around my friends when people in my house have computer problems, or have wanted to build computers (comp sci majors don't know anything about "real" computer problems)
  3. It does the same thing after trying that. Just for fun I set it up with a static IP, and it worked immediately, but I want to leave it to auto detect since the majority of the time my folks use the laptop it'll be traveling using hotel wifi.
  4. xxkbxx

    Hello Again

    Hey folks, I used to be pretty active on here probably from 2005-2007, but have just been incredibly busy and haven't posted here (and feel kinda guilty). Every now and then I've stopped by and read some posts from some of the familiar faces around here, Jeff, marty, hondaboy, bubba bob, ect, and just wanted to say hey! I'm on my Xmas break from school (I'll be a junior next semester at MIT if I passed all of my finals) and I really felt like doing some internet reminiscing since this site, especially the forum, was a pretty big part of my tech knowledge growth. Happy Holidays! Kevin
  5. Hey y'all - some of you might recognize me if you've been on here for over 2 years, I was on here a lot before life got freaking busy with college and all. I got into MIT 2 years ago, and it slowly has stolen my soul and freetime! But, anyways, I've run into a problem with a laptop of mine - I'm fixing up my old IBM T30 to give to my dad for Christmas. It's got a fresh install of XP Pro with SP3, all the drivers installed, all the updates (it's about the n-millionth time I've done this before) The problem is that the internal wireless card will recognize a network upon start up, try to connect, then get stuck on the "acquiring network address" stage. The network itself if a home linksys connection with WPA, the laptop has the pre shared key stored - so it's not an issue with that. However, as soon as I right-click and repair the connection it goes through, connects, and is totally fine. Even after hours of internet use it'll stay connected, it's just the initial connect. If it was my computer it wouldn't bother me, but I don't want to give it to my dad with a caveat - anyone had this happen to them before. TIA
  6. xxkbxx

    New Pc Build

    Yeah, all my parts came in today/yesterday, unfortunately I had them mailed up to my dorm at school, but I'll be there Sunday and can finish the build before I start classes.
  7. Hello everyone, I haven't been on here in over a year thanks to college/work/football but I thought my most recent build deserves a little showing off. My plan is to build a small computer, as in size of the case, with a budget at about $500, to be used at school (in case anyone who knew me when I was active on here a while ago cares, I got into MIT, thus I little free time now ) Basically it's going to be hooked up to my TV and used for N64 and SNES emulators, and for watching movies, music and such. Once I get it built I'm going to buy the actual controllers with usb adapters for authenticity. Shuttle SD30G2B Intel Socket T(LGA775) 945GC Barebone - Retail Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E4500 - Retail A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M (256MB onboard) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail I really like the shuttle barebone, it's exactly size-wise what I'm looking for. I think it's about 12"x8"x8" KBoehm
  8. xxkbxx

    New To Me

    Here's one that might go over a few heads ... EDIT - Uhhh...not over mine bud, and I don't think it's suitable for our forums, sorry. I've removed it because it's just too graphic a statement.
  9. Honestly, I've never seen a CD/DVD drive stop working because of firmware of drivers
  10. I bought a 360 the first week of the summer, and I've been so busy with work, school, and football that I've played it about 6 times.
  11. So I guess I CAN legally buy a CD without a license, but it'll have to be through eBay or such because Microsoft doesn't want retailers selling it's software where it can easily be pirated. I guess I'll have to find someone at school with the CD and then use my personal key. Thanks guys
  12. Hello everyone, I've got two computers at home with XP Pro licenses that are running XP Home because I don't have the Pro CD. Basically I need an XP Pro CD without paying for the license, since I already have 2 that aren't activated. Is this possible/legal?
  13. Just put the hard drive in as slave for copying the files. But, if you need to use both computers and don't plan on buying anything else, you need to grab a KVM
  14. xxkbxx

    Modded The Cell

    Actually no, probably the first thing i've ever put back together that needed all the parts. Generally there are some pointless screws or something
  15. xxkbxx

    Finally Getting A Laptop!

    what was the damage (if you don't mind me asking) My laptop (parts) off of eBay for roughly the same computer cost me around $400