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Old 05-12-2011, 11:37 AM   #4306
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heating the mother board on the low (750*) setting and then another 4-5min heating the GPU and CPU specifically to reheat and revoke the solder to bridge the connections. Let it sit for 30min untouched and out it back together.
Nice cooking! Next time put it in the oven and turn it once at 15 mins.. It brings out the flavors better...
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #4307
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Nice cooking! Next time put it in the oven and turn it once at 15 mins.. It brings out the flavors better...
Some people suggested that, some with disastrous results.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:41 PM   #4308
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Some people suggested that, some with disastrous results.
You can honestly blame the EU for the lack of lead or Nvidia for being too stupid to build a GPU package.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:50 PM   #4309
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You can honestly blame the EU for the lack of lead or Nvidia for being too stupid to build a GPU package.
The US passed a series of laws a few years ago to eliminate all lead from kids toys (under 12 years old). Since a lot of gamesare suitable for everyone, that includes the electronics in the consoles.

So now we have a combo of super powerful heat generating gaming systems that are using inferior solder to hold the electronics together.

Even if the system never over heats, the cycles of the electronics heating up and cooling off eventually breaks the solder connections on various electronic components and results in the Red Ring of Death/Yellow Light of Death.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #4310
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I also just found out that my particular unit is backwards compatible.








Armored Core here I come!!!

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Old 05-14-2011, 05:12 AM   #4311
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I also just found out that my particular unit is backwards compatible.








Armored Core here I come!!!

Armored Core is one of my favorite PS games.....ever. It was almost as good as the Colony Wars series.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #4312
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Armored Core is one of my favorite PS games.....ever. It was almost as good as the Colony Wars series.
It's hard as hell to play with no analog sticks though.





Plus it looks terrible on a 50" screen.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:54 AM   #4313
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wow, I forgot how good fallout 3 is

After getting sucked in to black ops, then going back and playing the modern warfares over the last month, I was bored last night and decided to start a new game of FO3. Man, I forgot how good that game rolls along. I played for what seemed a little while, and figured I'd stop for the night, possibly go catch the 11 news before bed. Went upstairs, and it was 1:50.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:59 AM   #4314
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After getting sucked in to black ops, then going back and playing the modern warfares over the last month, I was bored last night and decided to start a new game of FO3. Man, I forgot how good that game rolls along. I played for what seemed a little while, and figured I'd stop for the night, possibly go catch the 11 news before bed. Went upstairs, and it was 1:50.
I loved that game too! I really need to get it for my PS3 though. I can't seem to get it to work anymore on my laptop. Maybe next fall, no time to play it now that summer is coming!
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #4315
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Currently without a windows installation and I'm trying to take a break from gaming, as I am very busy with other things lately (I'm also into motorbikes by the way )...

Cold turkey has worked fine but the notifications from this thread keep bringing me back.. Now I have withdrawal symptoms...
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:40 AM   #4316
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I'm torn between Portal 2 and LA Noire. Amazon has a deal on LA Noir where you get instant $15 credit. I'll wait on Portal 2 a bit longer. LA Noir comes out tomorrow!
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I dont understand why rockstar used the PS2 graphics engine for LANoir.

Even red dead redemption looked better.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:01 AM   #4318
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I dont understand why rockstar used the PS2 graphics engine for LANoir.

Even red dead redemption looked better.
The engine is completely new as the technology for facial recognition also is. Rockstar isn't really known for cutting-edge graphics in any of their games though. I think this is Team Bondi's first game. It's also getting a lot of good buzz from the media.

BTW: any official clips you see are typically done on the Xbox.
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The engine is completely new as the technology for facial recognition also is. Rockstar isn't really known for cutting-edge graphics in any of their games though. I think this is Team Bondi's first game. It's also getting a lot of good buzz from the media.

BTW: any official clips you see are typically done on the Xbox.
Wow, that's even worse.


The faces do look better, but just about any other game beats the pants off of it with facial detail.

Everything else looks like a late PS2 game rendered in a higher definition.

The concept of the game sounds really cool, but all the previews I see I just cand get past it.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:17 AM   #4320
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Wow, that's even worse.


The faces do look better, but just about any other game beats the pants off of it with facial detail.

Everything else looks like a late PS2 game rendered in a higher definition.

The concept of the game sounds really cool, but all the previews I see I just cand get past it.
I'm used to PC gaming so everything looks worse. Still, as long as the graphics look decent, I can see past it as long as the story/gameplay is riveting. There are a lot of good actors who have lent their voice to this game as well. The facial recognition and micro movements look really good.
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