Go Back   Overclock3D Forums > [OC3D] Off Topic > Off Topic Chat
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #41  
Old 15-01-09, 12:17 PM
Jaster Jaster is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 389
My god..I just had to post this. Ive just spent 2 hours on the phone with this guy. One of those who says things but his knowledge database is based on incorrect data. He purchased a 8500GT from us 11 months back and it went faulty, it went back to manufacturer for repair or replace and we got it back and sent it out to him. He then phones up because he wants advice on a new motherboard. Below are "Statements" made within the conversation

"I wont run Vista 64bit because its a known fact that NO games work on it"

"Well my other system, a 1.7GHZ Celeron with 1GB of Ram and FX5200 128MB graphics card will run all the need for speed games in high res, except for Need for Speed Undercover, any idea why, as pro street was fine"

"Well the FX5200 was the top of the range card a few years back"

"The 8500GT was so sweet, because at the end of the day its the best card there is for gamers, and I'm a gamer"

"Any CPU under 3.2GHZ I'm not interested in, as 3.2GHZ was the standard a few years back"

"No programs use dual core so I think anything with more then one core is a waste of time"

Then he said

"Well i just picked up a AMD 6000 from ebay, 6GHz should do me fine"

"ASUS, what they make motherboards now?"

ARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 15-01-09, 12:21 PM
Brooksie's Avatar
Brooksie Brooksie is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Aldershot, England
Posts: 3,712
hahahaha, it's like he's only just got the internet and a PC.

"Well my other system, a 1.7GHZ Celeron with 1GB of Ram and FX5200 128MB graphics card will run all the need for speed games in high res, except for Need for Speed Undercover, any idea why, as pro street was fine"

He must mean NFS: Hot Pursuit
__________________
3770k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z77-GD65 |16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | MSI GTX670 Power Edition | Corsair AX850
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 15-01-09, 12:26 PM
Diablo Diablo is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manchester/ Oxford Uni
Posts: 1,524
By the looks of it, my 1GHz Artigo is probably on similar par with that. It'll play Drakan at 1900*1080 I'll have you know. But the 64bit system and no games working...perhaps I've been on Acid for the last few months but I could have sworn I had fallout and oblivion running happily.
__________________

i7 3930K 4.5GHz -EK Supreme HF- Rampage IV Extreme EK Blocks - 32GB 1600MHz RAM - 680GTX SLI Koolance Blocks - Creative Titanium Pro - TJ07B-W - TCubed BigNG - 240GB SSD - 3TB HD - Dual Loop
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 15-01-09, 12:27 PM
Jaster Jaster is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 389
I thought he might of meant "Destruction Derby"....or "Test Drive"
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 15-01-09, 12:29 PM
Jaster Jaster is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 389
yeah ... I mean I've been running vista x64 happily since RC1 and even my snes emulators work...doesnt vista actually come with purble palace...and chess...so I think NO games is a big statement..and I'm T-total so cant be blamed on drug ingestion plus im reconing he meant resolutions above 640x480 when he said Hi-res...
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 15-01-09, 12:43 PM
Diablo Diablo is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manchester/ Oxford Uni
Posts: 1,524
Hold on, the 5200FX was near bottom of the range and the 5000 series was so bad that Nvidia had to cheat to get the 3dmark scores up.
__________________

i7 3930K 4.5GHz -EK Supreme HF- Rampage IV Extreme EK Blocks - 32GB 1600MHz RAM - 680GTX SLI Koolance Blocks - Creative Titanium Pro - TJ07B-W - TCubed BigNG - 240GB SSD - 3TB HD - Dual Loop
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 15-01-09, 12:46 PM
Jaster Jaster is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 389
yeah and the 8500GT is not the best card you can buy...the point is those statements are made by someone who hasnt evolved enough that he doesn't even have thumbs...
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 15-01-09, 01:00 PM
Diablo Diablo is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manchester/ Oxford Uni
Posts: 1,524
Perhaps this is why he may be having difficulty in getting games to run on x64 systems. Not due to incompatibility, but due to difficulty in holding a mouse:

Unfortunately, thumbnails are just the wrong way to describe this photo
Attached Images
File Type: jpg monkey.jpg (21.4 KB, 14 views)
__________________

i7 3930K 4.5GHz -EK Supreme HF- Rampage IV Extreme EK Blocks - 32GB 1600MHz RAM - 680GTX SLI Koolance Blocks - Creative Titanium Pro - TJ07B-W - TCubed BigNG - 240GB SSD - 3TB HD - Dual Loop
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 15-01-09, 01:06 PM
Jaster Jaster is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 389
cracking point diabs...I'm reconing your probably right..I'm thinking i may send him this Link...although he wouldn't get the joke..although the product im guessing would require at least the use of one aposable digit...
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 15-01-09, 01:52 PM
VonBlade's Avatar
VonBlade VonBlade is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Behind a keyboard
Posts: 1,124
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Diablo'

Is this normal, to have people that don't ever run scans, and who don't check before downloading?
I've had quite a heated argument with someone who basically insisted that VKs are completely pointless and scaremongering, who then decided to perform an debating coupe de grace by telling me "he's been downloading for years without using one and has never had a virus".

I almost coughed up a lung with laughter. Ok it finished the argument, just not in the way he was expecting.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT. The time now is 09:40 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.