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Postby extractnegative » Fri Jul 26, 2002 12:34 am

I got a athlon xp 1.7+ with a geforce 4 mx 64 drr,128 ddr, and a 60 gb hd, is the geforce good for dvd ripping or is my system too weak?
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Postby klinky » Fri Jul 26, 2002 12:45 am

yes





No your system would work fine actually.


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Postby trythil » Fri Jul 26, 2002 3:30 am

The graphics card is nearly irrelavent when it comes to DVD ripping. What you're looking for there is

(1) DVD speed,
(2) CPU / FPU performance,
(3) Memory performance, and
(4) Disk subsystem performance / disk space available.

In those respects your system is more than adequate.

However, you will want more memory when you start editing. RAM is cheap these days; I suggest at least 512 MB of RAM. Go for 1 GB+ if it's possible.
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Postby FurryCurry » Sat Jul 27, 2002 6:33 am

Yeah, It'll work.

When you upgrade, think of this:

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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Sat Jul 27, 2002 7:52 am

you'd think someone who had so much money to spend (read: waste) on hardware could afford an ergonomic keyboard.

Oh well, I guess they can afford painkillers when they get rsi.
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Postby FurryCurry » Sat Jul 27, 2002 9:13 pm

s /Waste/Tax Writeoff (it's good to be self employed) :D
My eyes are worth it, especially when it means I can pay uncle sam a little less next year.

I've had two 20+ inch CRT's in the last seven years, and I find that they fail quite a bit sooner than I'd like them to, and size, weight, and heat production are also issues. I really doubt I'll ever consider a CRT over 19" again.

I always keep a spare keyboard and mouse around, as they seem to die when you need them most. Those IBM model M's are nigh indestructable, and make a great backup, especially at $2 from the local thrift store.

That pic was taken the day those screens arrived, and I had not had a chance to replace my MS ergo keyboard which died an untimely death *cough*brattylittlecousin* at that time.

My bottom line is this: there is such a thing as "enough" RAM, generally 256mb to 1gb will work for most applications, (128 is a little slim, exactnegative) but one can never really have too much hard drive space, or screen real estate.

So there, or something. :)
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Postby Shulocc » Tue Jul 30, 2002 7:15 pm

I know exactly what you mean man. I keep a spare machine with a little bitty 750AMD and a 6GB HHD. I can't begin to count the number of keyboards, mouse, speakers, and assorted 3-4GB hhds. My latest creation looks like C3-PO right now. I need to get a new case, I'm runnin out of room. I'm trying a SCSI system now and the only major difference I've noticed is the price. A 36.4GB HHD cost 350 after tax and shipping. But like you, it's a tax write-off.
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Postby Sinime » Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:10 pm

Why do you guys go through keyboards so fast? I only bought a new one because it doubles as a USB hub.
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Postby jbone » Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:25 pm

If you get a good-quality keyboard - such as an indestructible archaic IBM clicky-type or a slick but sturdy NMB softtouch (such as the black Monorail keyboards) - your keyboard will last forever, or until you pour the better part of a 2-lliter bottle of soda onto it.
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Postby FurryCurry » Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:32 pm

jbone wrote:If you get a good-quality keyboard - such as an indestructible archaic IBM clicky-type or a slick but sturdy NMB softtouch (such as the black Monorail keyboards) - your keyboard will last forever, or until you pour the better part of a 2-lliter bottle of soda onto it.


The keyboard in my pix IS an IBM model M clicky-type. its also heavy and sturdy enough to make a decent weapon, if necessary.

Generally, spilled Beer/soda, and the occaissional messy spoo are what ruin keyboards :twisted:


jbone: lliter???? :lol:
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Postby jbone » Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:42 pm

FurryCurry wrote:The keyboard in my pix IS an IBM model M clicky-type. its also heavy and sturdy enough to make a decent weapon, if necessary.


Yeah... I love those. Have two of them, but I tihnk my sister wants to hijack one for her computer... :-D
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Postby Sinime » Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:48 pm

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Postby FurryCurry » Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:57 pm

Sinime, you have good taste in keyboards and avatars. 8)

That's what I'm using now, the model M is mostly a backup and guest control tool.

Do you ever find the window in your case distracting, or do you have a switch to turn off the light when you're trying to concentrate?
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Postby Sinime » Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:06 am

I do have a switch, but I don't usually turn it off unless I plan to go to bed and leave the computer on. In all honesty it isn’t that bright…. What I did is take one picture with the flash on and one with it off and merged the two pictures. – mind you the picture with the flash off still had the room light on.
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Postby klinky » Fri Aug 02, 2002 7:04 am

Look at der perrtty window wif dar blue light in it!

and the budweiser also adds to it all...


you know the only problem I see is "Crappy speakers"....

What's wif those dinky labtechs on the top of your monitor...

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