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Discussion in 'All other topics' started by stacie, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. stacie

    stacie Guest

    I have no hair, no money, and no life Help 911 911 911.
    First of all I would like to know what or who is good, but cheap internet provider? What do I go with cable? DSL? etc. etc.
    How the hell can I get my DVDX(Gold copy) software to work without having to spend anymore money like $50.00 for a updated copy etc? I get a server 100 error...and what is the best software for burning DVDs, MP3s, ps2, etc, and can you do anything with nintendo DS? And hey what about just burning regular CDs well I hope you can help
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    where do you live no hair no life??
     
  3. stacie

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    I live in minnesota.
     
  4. stacie

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    I was also going to ask anyone if a router is a way to go and what is the best avenue to take?
    hey does anyone know where someone could get a dish or anything for a low low price and how the heck do you get all the channels for nothing or close to it?
     
  5. djscoop

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    unless you want to connect multiple computers to your internet connection, you don't need a router.

    try leaving dvdxcopy behind, and start using much better (and FREE) appz like DVDShrink.
     
  6. stacie

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    ty I have dvd shrink downloaded so that would be the best route to go? Is there anyway I could possibly get things downloaded faster? I have netzero dialup highspeed. Are the accelerators or boosters worthwhile. I hate to spend the 70 bucks a month for dsl or cable. Or is it really worth it? All I really want to do is record and download dvds and cds but as cheap as possible.
     
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    I've had much success with DVDShrink, so thats what I recommend. Never had any problems copying movies. If you need help how to use it, there is a step-by-step guide under the "guides" tab.

    My DSL is only $50 a month, and I actually just got bumped up to 1MB per second for free, cause I've had DSL for five years now. I guess it really depends on how much you want to download. If you want to DL a lot of movies and music, you're not going to get anywhere soon with dialup. Even with the accellerator, its not sufficient to download a large quantity of data. Cable or DSL is really the way to go.
     
  8. stacie

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    ty again. Now the next question is what is the best deal out there on the market today? again I live in Minnesota. What would you recommend for service? Actually let me ask you this way. To get a kick ass system for the least amount of money what would I have to get? Bare minimums?
     
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    The decision between DSL and Cable really depends on where you live and who the service providers are. I have no clue about Minnesota, so I'd recommend doing a google search about "broadband minnesota" or something like that, and you should be able to find info about stuff in your area. Me personally, I use SBC DSL, and it is fantastic. For cable here we have Time Warner/AOL, which are greedy bastards, so I like DSL better.

    As far as a kick ass system, this is what I would recommend. I just built myself a brand new server last week, for UNDER $1300, including OS and Monitor.

    This system is lightning fast, and you wouldn't need to upgrade any components for a while. Maybe in a year or two go up to 2GB ram, and a faster processor. But for $1300, its a really good deal.


    specs:

    from unitedmicro.com:

    ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard
    3.0G Pentium 4 Prescott


    from tigerdirect.com:

    1GB (512MB X 2) Dual Channel DDR400 Ram
    200GB WD 7200 RPM 8MB HD
    Chaintek GeForce 5700 256MB DDR AGP DVI Graphics Card
    Microsoft wireless kb/mouse combo
    17" Nec Monitor
    Black Case w/ 500 watt powersupply
    WinXP Pro full SP2
     
  10. stacie

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    Local Disk (non-partitioned) WDC WD300AA

    (C:) Capacity - 27.95 GB
    Used: 3.60 GB
    Free: 24.34 GB

    Local Disk (non-partitioned) SONY NETWORK WALKMAN USB Device

    (G:) Capacity - 243.66 MB
    Used: 144 KB
    Free: 243.51 MB

    Display
    Type: Plug and Play Monitor
    Color: High Color (16 Bit)
    Resolution: 800 x 600
    Screen Saver: Active


    Modem
    Manufacturer: Unknown
    Model: PCTEL Platinum V.90 Modem
    Driver: Unknown


    USB Controller
    Manufacturer: VIA Technologies
    Model: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    Driver: usbuhci.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported

    USB Controller
    Manufacturer: VIA Technologies
    Model: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    Driver: usbuhci.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported

    USB Controller
    Manufacturer: NEC
    Model: NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    Driver: usbohci.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported

    USB Controller
    Manufacturer: NEC
    Model: NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    Driver: usbohci.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported

    USB Controller
    Manufacturer: (Standard USB Host Controller)
    Model: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    Driver: usbehci.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported


    CD-ROM Drive (D:)
    Manufacturer: (Standard CD-ROM drives)
    Model: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
    Driver: cdrom.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported

    CD-ROM Drive (E:)
    Manufacturer: (Standard CD-ROM drives)
    Model: JLMS XJ-HD165H
    Driver: cdrom.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported


    Video Card
    Model: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation)
    Driver: nv4_mini.sys
    Saturday, January 15, 2005
    Supported


    Sound Card
    Manufacturer: C-Media
    Model: CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    Driver: cmaudio.sys
    Monday, November 18, 2002
    Supported


    Network Card
    Model: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Driver: rtl8139.sys
    Saturday, January 15, 2005
    Supported

    Network Card
    Model: WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Driver: ndiswan.sys
    Tuesday, August 03, 2004
    Supported

    Network Card
    Model: WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Driver: Unknown


    Floppy Drive (F:)
    Installed

    Floppy Drive (G:)
    Installed


    Memory (RAM)
    Capacity: 768 MB



    Printers
    Default Printer

    hp photosmart 1115 series
    Driver: hpz2ku04.dll
    Thursday, August 23, 2001
    Supported





     
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  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    stacie, edit out your email address if you don't want to be spammed & possible forum rules violation. what motherboard & cpu do you have?? also what windows. video card is on the low end but depends on what you use computer for & i think there is a newer driver update for your sound card & same for printer
     
  12. stacie

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    What would be a good video card to get? also my desktop board is an intel desktop board D845GRG &GBV. My mainboard is a CHAINTECH-EXCEL MODEL # 6AJA4T.

    DIMMs based 512mb tech. up to 2GB hasnt been validated on board yet
    200/266 SDRAM DIMM w/gold plated contacts
    non ECC and ECC DIMS etc.

     
  13. stacie

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    566 or 366 mhz celeron 66mhz ESB 382MB Ram
     
  14. ddp

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    which cpu/ram is for which motherboard?? does both motherboards have a brown slot same length or longer than the white/blue pci slots close to the cpu as that slot is your agp slot for video cards
     
  15. stacie

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    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name STACIE-1E87AAD0
    System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
    System Model VT82C694X
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~1002 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG, 11/22/2001
    SMBIOS Version 2.2
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
    User Name STACIE-1E87AAD0\Stacie
    Time Zone Central Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 768.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 131.98 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 921.27 MB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
     

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