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Ashley MLP Fangirl

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    Ashley MLP Fangirl reacted to LukeSavenije in Manjaro takes the next step   
    semi-arch is making progress here
     
  2. Agree
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 in Manjaro takes the next step   
    Manjaro is an amazing distro. any progress they make is excellent news. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Kroon in The LAST Keyboard You'll Ever Need - G.Skill KM360 Review   
    An LTT Store ad in the middle of the video? are you actually for real? 
     
    look, i know a lot of people use adblock, and i know LMG have to make money, but like, here's the thing. i have adblock disabled on youtube. i always have and always will. so with this new middle of the video ad i have to view 5 ads per LTT video i watch. 
     
    - the one at the start of the video
    - the youtube ad that pops up at the bottom of the screen
    - the youtube ad at the side of the video, in the sidebar thing
    - the ad in the middle of the video
    - the ad at the end of the video
     
    i'm happy to watch ads to support the creators i enjoy, but this is getting a bit crazy don't you think?
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Dean0919 in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    This will be a look back at the GeForce 9800GTX+. i bought one for my collection of gpu's, and discovered it's in perfect working order. so, i decided to test what it could do in 2019, considering i bought it for less than €10. 
     

    Looks

    The card looks dated, but it still looks good IMO. i especially like the graphic on it, i wish GPU manufacturers still did this. 
     
     
    Drivers
    The nightmare of everyone who uses old hardware, drivers. i first tried it on Windows. i DDU'd the newer drivers, rebooted and installed the driver the nvidia website gave me (342). that failed bigtime. while installing the driver my pc locked up and the screen went black. this happend twice and then i gave up. 
     
    Happily i also have Pop_OS on my pc. i booted into that, and removed my existing nvidia drivers with one command (sudo apt remove nvidia-*) and then i installed the 340 drivers, rebooted and i was greeted with my OS in glorious 1080p. however, it locked up twice while i was testing things and after the second one i was left with a black screen upon bootup. i swapped my GTX 690 back in my pc and then it was fine, so the drivers are unstable to say the least. 
     
     
    Tests
    i tested Minecraft, CS:GO and Dota 2 on Pop_OS. i used the 9800GTX+ in my main pc which has: Phenom X4 955 @ stock, 16GB of ram and a 1TB ssd. 
     
    Minecraft ran surprisingly well. with everything on low, particles set to decreased and 6 chunks, at 720p i was able to get a consistent 60fps, except when i was flying around, then it dipped to the mid 50's. 
     
    CS:GO did not launch. 
     
    Dota 2 did launch, and at 1080p with everything on low it hovered around the 40fps mark i assume (couldn't monitor it), but i had massive screen tearing. enabling vsync helped with that, but it locked the framerate to 30 (again assuming, but it looked like 30). 
     
     
    Conclusion
    The 9800GTX+ is simply too old to be useful, mainly because of the driver hell and considering the low prices of better cards than it.
     
    i am still happy to own it, and it will go nicely in my collection, but other than retro gaming builds, the 9800GTX+ is ready for retirement in 2019. 
  5. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Romano in why my old moms PC is detecting SSD as IDE drive?   
    it supports sata 3gb/s, which is Sata revision II. 
     
    my main system is from a similar era, and mine does this too:

     
    so it's either Windows not detecting something or a setting in thew bios that's limiiting it to ata speeds, but you can check that. do a speed test and if it gets 150mb/s or higher it's running on sata. if it's 133 or lower it's emulating IDE. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl reacted to LukeSavenije in Need Help With A PC For A Friend   
    go second hand
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from LukeSavenije in Ml350 g6 troubleshooting   
    i was using it as a main pc so... like i ran it 12 hours a day and i was gaming and doing stuff like that on it. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from LukeSavenije in Ml350 g6 troubleshooting   
    nope. i'm the former owner. i've troubleshooted these stupid servers for literally weeks before i gave up, and i was gonna get rid of them, but then i talked with luke about it and he said he wanted them. 
     
    then, when he visited me to pick them up, one of them magically booted up. previously it was doing the same thing as it is now. so it working might have been a fluke. still, i think either the board or something with the psu's is wrong. it started doing this when it turned off on me when i was using it, and i think i overloaded something. i was using my GTX 690 with molex to pci-e adaptors. 
     
    it didn't blow up or anything, just turned off. the gpu is still fine so nothing was damaged, but i think i overloaded it or something. either way, the other server was never really stable. it had random bluescreens and thermal shutdown issues. it would show hdd's were overheating and then shut down when everything was fine. 
     
    what i think luke has done now is swap the stable motherboard of the overloaded server into the one with the good psu board to make one good one, that should be working fine, but it's doing the same thing it did when i gave up on them. 
     
     
    by the way i didn't scam luke, he knew all of this before he got them from me. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Fasauceome in Ml350 g6 troubleshooting   
    nope. i'm the former owner. i've troubleshooted these stupid servers for literally weeks before i gave up, and i was gonna get rid of them, but then i talked with luke about it and he said he wanted them. 
     
    then, when he visited me to pick them up, one of them magically booted up. previously it was doing the same thing as it is now. so it working might have been a fluke. still, i think either the board or something with the psu's is wrong. it started doing this when it turned off on me when i was using it, and i think i overloaded something. i was using my GTX 690 with molex to pci-e adaptors. 
     
    it didn't blow up or anything, just turned off. the gpu is still fine so nothing was damaged, but i think i overloaded it or something. either way, the other server was never really stable. it had random bluescreens and thermal shutdown issues. it would show hdd's were overheating and then shut down when everything was fine. 
     
    what i think luke has done now is swap the stable motherboard of the overloaded server into the one with the good psu board to make one good one, that should be working fine, but it's doing the same thing it did when i gave up on them. 
     
     
    by the way i didn't scam luke, he knew all of this before he got them from me. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Some guy on the forums in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i just got these 2 beautiful cards. the left one is a 9800GTX+ and the rigfht one is an 8800GTX. i got them for €25 including shipping. 
    i'm not sure what i'm going to do with them. i might build an XP machine soon and then the 8800GTX will go in that, but if i don't they are just for my old gpu collection. 
     
     

     
    when i pulled these out of the box my brother who is 14 saw the graphic on the 9800GTX+ and screamed "FORTNITE".... i've never facehooved so hard in my entire life. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    i was using linux. did you read the post?
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    it does, according to the nvidia website at least. it gave me a driver. it didn't work so there's that, but it did give me a driver. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    This will be a look back at the GeForce 9800GTX+. i bought one for my collection of gpu's, and discovered it's in perfect working order. so, i decided to test what it could do in 2019, considering i bought it for less than €10. 
     

    Looks

    The card looks dated, but it still looks good IMO. i especially like the graphic on it, i wish GPU manufacturers still did this. 
     
     
    Drivers
    The nightmare of everyone who uses old hardware, drivers. i first tried it on Windows. i DDU'd the newer drivers, rebooted and installed the driver the nvidia website gave me (342). that failed bigtime. while installing the driver my pc locked up and the screen went black. this happend twice and then i gave up. 
     
    Happily i also have Pop_OS on my pc. i booted into that, and removed my existing nvidia drivers with one command (sudo apt remove nvidia-*) and then i installed the 340 drivers, rebooted and i was greeted with my OS in glorious 1080p. however, it locked up twice while i was testing things and after the second one i was left with a black screen upon bootup. i swapped my GTX 690 back in my pc and then it was fine, so the drivers are unstable to say the least. 
     
     
    Tests
    i tested Minecraft, CS:GO and Dota 2 on Pop_OS. i used the 9800GTX+ in my main pc which has: Phenom X4 955 @ stock, 16GB of ram and a 1TB ssd. 
     
    Minecraft ran surprisingly well. with everything on low, particles set to decreased and 6 chunks, at 720p i was able to get a consistent 60fps, except when i was flying around, then it dipped to the mid 50's. 
     
    CS:GO did not launch. 
     
    Dota 2 did launch, and at 1080p with everything on low it hovered around the 40fps mark i assume (couldn't monitor it), but i had massive screen tearing. enabling vsync helped with that, but it locked the framerate to 30 (again assuming, but it looked like 30). 
     
     
    Conclusion
    The 9800GTX+ is simply too old to be useful, mainly because of the driver hell and considering the low prices of better cards than it.
     
    i am still happy to own it, and it will go nicely in my collection, but other than retro gaming builds, the 9800GTX+ is ready for retirement in 2019. 
  15. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from 5x5 in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    This will be a look back at the GeForce 9800GTX+. i bought one for my collection of gpu's, and discovered it's in perfect working order. so, i decided to test what it could do in 2019, considering i bought it for less than €10. 
     

    Looks

    The card looks dated, but it still looks good IMO. i especially like the graphic on it, i wish GPU manufacturers still did this. 
     
     
    Drivers
    The nightmare of everyone who uses old hardware, drivers. i first tried it on Windows. i DDU'd the newer drivers, rebooted and installed the driver the nvidia website gave me (342). that failed bigtime. while installing the driver my pc locked up and the screen went black. this happend twice and then i gave up. 
     
    Happily i also have Pop_OS on my pc. i booted into that, and removed my existing nvidia drivers with one command (sudo apt remove nvidia-*) and then i installed the 340 drivers, rebooted and i was greeted with my OS in glorious 1080p. however, it locked up twice while i was testing things and after the second one i was left with a black screen upon bootup. i swapped my GTX 690 back in my pc and then it was fine, so the drivers are unstable to say the least. 
     
     
    Tests
    i tested Minecraft, CS:GO and Dota 2 on Pop_OS. i used the 9800GTX+ in my main pc which has: Phenom X4 955 @ stock, 16GB of ram and a 1TB ssd. 
     
    Minecraft ran surprisingly well. with everything on low, particles set to decreased and 6 chunks, at 720p i was able to get a consistent 60fps, except when i was flying around, then it dipped to the mid 50's. 
     
    CS:GO did not launch. 
     
    Dota 2 did launch, and at 1080p with everything on low it hovered around the 40fps mark i assume (couldn't monitor it), but i had massive screen tearing. enabling vsync helped with that, but it locked the framerate to 30 (again assuming, but it looked like 30). 
     
     
    Conclusion
    The 9800GTX+ is simply too old to be useful, mainly because of the driver hell and considering the low prices of better cards than it.
     
    i am still happy to own it, and it will go nicely in my collection, but other than retro gaming builds, the 9800GTX+ is ready for retirement in 2019. 
  16. Informative
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    it does, according to the nvidia website at least. it gave me a driver. it didn't work so there's that, but it did give me a driver. 
  17. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from LukeSavenije in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    This will be a look back at the GeForce 9800GTX+. i bought one for my collection of gpu's, and discovered it's in perfect working order. so, i decided to test what it could do in 2019, considering i bought it for less than €10. 
     

    Looks

    The card looks dated, but it still looks good IMO. i especially like the graphic on it, i wish GPU manufacturers still did this. 
     
     
    Drivers
    The nightmare of everyone who uses old hardware, drivers. i first tried it on Windows. i DDU'd the newer drivers, rebooted and installed the driver the nvidia website gave me (342). that failed bigtime. while installing the driver my pc locked up and the screen went black. this happend twice and then i gave up. 
     
    Happily i also have Pop_OS on my pc. i booted into that, and removed my existing nvidia drivers with one command (sudo apt remove nvidia-*) and then i installed the 340 drivers, rebooted and i was greeted with my OS in glorious 1080p. however, it locked up twice while i was testing things and after the second one i was left with a black screen upon bootup. i swapped my GTX 690 back in my pc and then it was fine, so the drivers are unstable to say the least. 
     
     
    Tests
    i tested Minecraft, CS:GO and Dota 2 on Pop_OS. i used the 9800GTX+ in my main pc which has: Phenom X4 955 @ stock, 16GB of ram and a 1TB ssd. 
     
    Minecraft ran surprisingly well. with everything on low, particles set to decreased and 6 chunks, at 720p i was able to get a consistent 60fps, except when i was flying around, then it dipped to the mid 50's. 
     
    CS:GO did not launch. 
     
    Dota 2 did launch, and at 1080p with everything on low it hovered around the 40fps mark i assume (couldn't monitor it), but i had massive screen tearing. enabling vsync helped with that, but it locked the framerate to 30 (again assuming, but it looked like 30). 
     
     
    Conclusion
    The 9800GTX+ is simply too old to be useful, mainly because of the driver hell and considering the low prices of better cards than it.
     
    i am still happy to own it, and it will go nicely in my collection, but other than retro gaming builds, the 9800GTX+ is ready for retirement in 2019. 
  18. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in The Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, is it still useful in 2019?   
    This will be a look back at the GeForce 9800GTX+. i bought one for my collection of gpu's, and discovered it's in perfect working order. so, i decided to test what it could do in 2019, considering i bought it for less than €10. 
     

    Looks

    The card looks dated, but it still looks good IMO. i especially like the graphic on it, i wish GPU manufacturers still did this. 
     
     
    Drivers
    The nightmare of everyone who uses old hardware, drivers. i first tried it on Windows. i DDU'd the newer drivers, rebooted and installed the driver the nvidia website gave me (342). that failed bigtime. while installing the driver my pc locked up and the screen went black. this happend twice and then i gave up. 
     
    Happily i also have Pop_OS on my pc. i booted into that, and removed my existing nvidia drivers with one command (sudo apt remove nvidia-*) and then i installed the 340 drivers, rebooted and i was greeted with my OS in glorious 1080p. however, it locked up twice while i was testing things and after the second one i was left with a black screen upon bootup. i swapped my GTX 690 back in my pc and then it was fine, so the drivers are unstable to say the least. 
     
     
    Tests
    i tested Minecraft, CS:GO and Dota 2 on Pop_OS. i used the 9800GTX+ in my main pc which has: Phenom X4 955 @ stock, 16GB of ram and a 1TB ssd. 
     
    Minecraft ran surprisingly well. with everything on low, particles set to decreased and 6 chunks, at 720p i was able to get a consistent 60fps, except when i was flying around, then it dipped to the mid 50's. 
     
    CS:GO did not launch. 
     
    Dota 2 did launch, and at 1080p with everything on low it hovered around the 40fps mark i assume (couldn't monitor it), but i had massive screen tearing. enabling vsync helped with that, but it locked the framerate to 30 (again assuming, but it looked like 30). 
     
     
    Conclusion
    The 9800GTX+ is simply too old to be useful, mainly because of the driver hell and considering the low prices of better cards than it.
     
    i am still happy to own it, and it will go nicely in my collection, but other than retro gaming builds, the 9800GTX+ is ready for retirement in 2019. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    also @Bitter @Crunchy Dragon i'm getting 2 GTX 280's soon, so i can test SLI with those too. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i'm looking at doing that. i wanna know how old SLI is. newer SLI works well in my experience in supported games (i have a GTX 690 in my main pc) so i wanna try old SLI. 
     
    i'm looking for a matching 8800GTX so i am gonna try that. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i'm looking at doing that. i wanna know how old SLI is. newer SLI works well in my experience in supported games (i have a GTX 690 in my main pc) so i wanna try old SLI. 
     
    i'm looking for a matching 8800GTX so i am gonna try that. 
  22. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Sir Asvald in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i just got these 2 beautiful cards. the left one is a 9800GTX+ and the rigfht one is an 8800GTX. i got them for €25 including shipping. 
    i'm not sure what i'm going to do with them. i might build an XP machine soon and then the 8800GTX will go in that, but if i don't they are just for my old gpu collection. 
     
     

     
    when i pulled these out of the box my brother who is 14 saw the graphic on the 9800GTX+ and screamed "FORTNITE".... i've never facehooved so hard in my entire life. 
  23. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i just got these 2 beautiful cards. the left one is a 9800GTX+ and the rigfht one is an 8800GTX. i got them for €25 including shipping. 
    i'm not sure what i'm going to do with them. i might build an XP machine soon and then the 8800GTX will go in that, but if i don't they are just for my old gpu collection. 
     
     

     
    when i pulled these out of the box my brother who is 14 saw the graphic on the 9800GTX+ and screamed "FORTNITE".... i've never facehooved so hard in my entire life. 
  24. Like
    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i just got these 2 beautiful cards. the left one is a 9800GTX+ and the rigfht one is an 8800GTX. i got them for €25 including shipping. 
    i'm not sure what i'm going to do with them. i might build an XP machine soon and then the 8800GTX will go in that, but if i don't they are just for my old gpu collection. 
     
     

     
    when i pulled these out of the box my brother who is 14 saw the graphic on the 9800GTX+ and screamed "FORTNITE".... i've never facehooved so hard in my entire life. 
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    Ashley MLP Fangirl got a reaction from flibberdipper in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    i just got these 2 beautiful cards. the left one is a 9800GTX+ and the rigfht one is an 8800GTX. i got them for €25 including shipping. 
    i'm not sure what i'm going to do with them. i might build an XP machine soon and then the 8800GTX will go in that, but if i don't they are just for my old gpu collection. 
     
     

     
    when i pulled these out of the box my brother who is 14 saw the graphic on the 9800GTX+ and screamed "FORTNITE".... i've never facehooved so hard in my entire life. 
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