||[Jul. 13th, 2004|10:35 pm]
|||||Opeth - Moonlapse Verdigo||]|
well, due to johns sister's and kiwi's misfortune, i now have 2 new video cards, but neither of them were in working condition... :S
so i tried them both anyway, cause there was a chance theyd work in my machine, and upgrades always taste better when theyre free, but yeah they didnt work...
johns was just plain fucked, it like scrambled everything it displays, and kinda turns on and off randomly, plus its way to big to make a keyring out of lol.
and kiwis worked ok in safe mode, but i couldnt actually get into windows (probably a software related problem).
but yeah just the other day i thought wtf i might as well try it again, so i changed the thermal paste to arctic silver (cause its cool) and plugged it all back in, and it worked!! so i was like wow i just scored a free geforce fx 5200 128mb. (the reason it worked again was probably more due to the fact that i had just installed winxp sp2, because me fiddling with the cooling on it is more likely to cause harm than anything ^_^).
but yeah it was all going, so i decided to stretch its legs. not knowing the language for the painkiller or ut2004 engines, and not having any of the quake or serious sam games installed, i was stuck with counterstrike :S i still had a demo of me knifing kiwis little brother for it though, so it was all good.
anyway off it went, but it really didnt do to well, so i made sure all the settings etc were right and tried it again, but yeah it kinda sucked. so i stuck my old geforce 2 gts pro 64mb back in, and gave it a go. it actually benchmarked (unoverclocked) 20 fps faster (about 30%) than the fx5200.
so yeah that was kind of a letdown... the card i bought in yr 11 for $300 (new top end cards now days are about $800) was kicking around one of the new model nvidia cards....
oh well i think ill save my money for an ati 9800xt when theyre cheap ^_^ after doom 3 and hl2 come out
oh i got a new monitor too, its sooooo cool, its a dell p911 19" flatscreen crt monitor, but it has a sony trinitron tube, so its pretty ^_^ (fuck you, youre probably single too)
and i also replaced the clicky thing in my mouse's left button with one from this old ball mouse, and i put a blue led in it instead of the red one that everyone else has, so fuck you to everyone who said 'you cant do that fag, its infra red, and blue isnt red'
anyway ill put pics of both of these here when i get around to it, cause its cooooool lol.
ps congrads if you read this far. i wonder if anyone other than murray will?