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Topic: User Experience Question - HH Reader Input Please! :)   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:55:43 AM(UTC)

dave I just had a look at the scroll bar on the main page and I think it is a good option to expose readers to other articles they may have missed in the past.

The timing of it seems to be set just right in my opinion and i do not think it is distracting at all!  

Topic: User Experience Question - HH Reader Input Please! :)   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:51:58 AM(UTC)

Hi Dave I'll have a look at that in a second.  On another note why are my and maybe other posts by members being held for moderation in the post your photos thread.  And if it is being done and you are here on the site why has it not been moderated and posted.

Also why does the forum software not automatically resize images so the whole image is visible.

just a couple of reasons that I have not really been participating in the site for the last 6 months or so.

Sorry for jacking your thread.  

Topic: Lets wish rrplay a Very Happy Birthday   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:04:16 PM(UTC)

Hey Peter i know I have not been around for quite some time but thought it was only fitting to wish you a Very Happy Birthday here at Hot hardware! 

Hope you have enjoyed the day and I'll have a shot of Tequila for ya my friend! 



Topic: Overclocking Video Cards - Monitoring Temps and Stability   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:57:25 PM(UTC)

Hey Peter you put alot of work into this thread so i thought i should help ya out a bit and post some tests and screenies. 

I do not overclock my GPU as I do not game and do not need the extra kick.  but i thought for the purposes of this thread i should clock it a bit and see what happens.  i used the auto tune feature in AMD Overdrive and let it do it's thing. 





Thanks for all your hard work in this thread and others Peter! 

Topic: Any musicians in here?   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:46:32 AM(UTC)

Well don't keep us in suspense!  Where are ya?  

Topic: Bios settings for overclocking your rig. (A guide for the rest of us)   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:32:22 AM(UTC)

realneil wrote:

Something that I've not said before and some of you may not know already, is that when a video card maker suggests or even requires a PSU of 700 Watts (insert proper figure here) to support their card in your system, they're adding quite a bit of requirement to that figure simply because they already KNOW that all PSU's are not the same. Far too many people are saddled with cheap-ass power supplies that give wazoo specifications on the label, and then fail to meet them properly. Poorly designed PSU's abound in the marketplace. So card-makers are adding capacity to what they recommend, just to 'hedge their bet' a little bit. This ensures that their product works in more PC's without problems. Also, their product's reputation doesn't take the blame for poorly designed PSU's.

Actual measurements taken on many tech-savy sites show that most cards draw less power from the typical system than stated. So if you spend the extra money to buy a high quality PSU and don't fall for the advertising hype that seems to abound in this segment, you can safely and effectively get away with using one with a lower rating, thereby saving yourself a little on your power bill.


Hey realneil, you make a great point about not skimping on the PSU!  The amount of wattage is not as important as the fact that it is gold certified and produces Clean Current for your components!  I would choose a gold certified PSU at 750 watts before ever looking at a 1200 watt no name PSU! 

I think we use the same Seasonic 750 Watt 80 PLUS GOLD PSU?  Fantastic unit as far as I am concerned!  It replaced a Enermax MODU 82 PLUS Bronze certified PSU that was causing intermitent voltage spikes on my Sata power lines killing 5 barracudas and 2 OCZ vertex drives on me within a 2 year period... 

Topic: Guess what came lurking around in the mail-> Previous Sweepstakes   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 3:50:31 PM(UTC)

I am sure you will enjoy it when ya get the noise sorted out. 

Thanks for sharing! 

Topic: What electronic system setup would you have with a million dollars?   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:59:42 AM(UTC)

realneil wrote:

I million would go a long, long way towards making  a youth center a reality in my town. (something that is truly needed)

One can build several low cost gaming computers and network them together for some good gaming goodness. A low cost snack bar for them would work too.

Friday night movies would be possible.

Said gaming computers could be tasked towards helping kids with their homework assignments too. (lots of local kids have no PC access at home or anywhere else) Times aren't easy for many people around here.

Using the cash on the local kids would make me feel better about me.

realneil, your a good guy and should feel good about you!  I bring forth a motion to elect neil as mayor of where ever it is he lives! 


I on the other hand need alot more than just a measly million bucks for this setup... 


Topic: Exam and Projects/assignments etc season - Coolice will return shortly   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:51:25 AM(UTC)

Man I remember those days of having to do all nighters to start and complete assignments..

I wish you the best of luck with your studies!

Topic: Bios settings for overclocking your rig. (A guide for the rest of us)   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:48:08 AM(UTC)

Nice work Peter and sorry i have not been around...