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Offline deepthought
« Reply #90 - Posted 2012-07-19 16:00:14 »


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I got a REALLY nice laptop at best buy after my old one died a slow terrible death. Quad core 1.4 ghz, 4 gb RAM, Amd radeon 6600m graphics, win7 Home (Or puppy linux from CD).
And it only cost me $450.

What is a slow and terrible death for a computer?

Hardware acceleration fails, and i get dead lines on my LCD. dead lines turn into inch wide columns of black. I hook it up to the tv. some time later the rest of the graphics card craps out and renders random blue lines on top of everything(linux) or renders everything negative(windows).
it was really hard trying to see to copy everything off it.

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« Reply #91 - Posted 2012-07-19 16:52:44 »

I had it too! It burned a horrible death, eventually.

Heh. My newest laptop just broke, and is going in for a repair. It was the HP SMART disk. Pure shit.
Therefore, I am now back on this old 17" duo 1.8 gHz, 4 GB DDR2 RAM that has burned (with flames!) down several times. It's also full of my old code, and other crap. Really interesting to see how past me managed his OS.

Offline deepthought
« Reply #92 - Posted 2012-07-19 18:11:09 »

Heh. My newest laptop just broke, and is going in for a repair. It was the HP SMART disk. Pure shit.
Therefore, I am now back on this old 17" duo 1.8 gHz, 4 GB DDR2 RAM that has burned (with flames!) down several times. It's also full of my old code, and other crap. Really interesting to see how past me managed his OS.
how does a laptop actually catch fire?
my old one got pretty hot (which is probably the graphics crapped out). i took it apart for the speakers and fans, and i found that the heatsink (which you could club someone with) was full of dust.

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Offline Mads

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« Reply #93 - Posted 2012-07-19 18:19:22 »

Heh. My newest laptop just broke, and is going in for a repair. It was the HP SMART disk. Pure shit.
Therefore, I am now back on this old 17" duo 1.8 gHz, 4 GB DDR2 RAM that has burned (with flames!) down several times. It's also full of my old code, and other crap. Really interesting to see how past me managed his OS.
how does a laptop actually catch fire?
my old one got pretty hot (which is probably the graphics crapped out). i took it apart for the speakers and fans, and i found that the heatsink (which you could club someone with) was full of dust.

Defect hardware. I now could use it for about an hour before the same thing happened. I have now borrowed my mothers.  Sad

Offline StumpyStrust
« Reply #94 - Posted 2012-07-19 18:57:38 »

So meh bros really old acer actually had a vary common problem with overheating crazy hot and the cord melting.

Story Time:
So after a while my bro just say screw it and gave me the laptop I used it for a bit but the power cord stopped working (no it did not melt)
Later he asked for it back so I gave it to him. He bought 2 power cords for it. One day while he was using it he smelled that oh so reconizable burning electric and plastic smell. His power cord did not catch fire but was melting and smoking.

My dad who has more experience in computer then I do has a virus that on old machines will make them actually catch fire briefly. Modern stuff will not let things like this happen because of built in fail safes.

Offline sproingie

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« Reply #95 - Posted 2012-07-19 18:57:42 »

how does a laptop actually catch fire?

Same way other electronics do, short circuits in things that tend to catch fire.  Like the battery.  Clogged heatsink won't do it, it'll just shut down.
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« Reply #96 - Posted 2012-07-19 19:10:44 »

Same way other electronics do, short circuits in things that tend to catch fire.  Like the battery.  Clogged heatsink won't do it, it'll just shut down.

The dust in a clogged heatsink can come loose and cause short-circuits elsewhere. That's actually how a lot of homes burn down these days: years of accumulated dust in electrical sockets.

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Offline erikd

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« Reply #97 - Posted 2012-07-19 19:26:54 »

I've had a PC catch fire on me once. But that was just a bad capacitor in the power supply that kind of exploded in a jet of sparks and fire. Quite spectacular actually Smiley
Thank god there were no curtains near it though and that I was at home at the time. It could have easily burned down the house.

Interestingly, the PC was spewing fire for a few seconds until it actually died and it came right back to life after I fitted a new power supply!

On topic: I currently mostly do my gaming development on a 3 YO Dell laptop with 6GB and a nice GPU, everything else I do on my newer Sony Vaio Z (awesome little machine). I'm slowly saying goodbye to the Dell for gaming development too though.

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #98 - Posted 2012-07-20 07:33:03 »

Capacitor explosion, expereinced that too on VGA. Magically after one week and I would burry it, it worked again until now.

Offline ags1

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« Reply #99 - Posted 2012-07-21 17:21:57 »

My father used to explode industrial capacitors at a military firing range as part of his job. They'd set the capacitor up and get in a bunker.

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Offline Mads

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« Reply #100 - Posted 2012-07-21 21:42:44 »

My father used to explode industrial capacitors at a military firing range as part of his job. They'd set the capacitor up and get in a bunker.

Getting paid for blowing up things doesn't sound bad to me! Sign me up. Smiley

Offline Sammidysam
« Reply #101 - Posted 2012-07-22 16:46:33 »

I use my really good gaming laptop for making my game as well.  My Steam library sometimes distracts me a bit.  Even so, any computer with Java 7 could run the game that I'm making I think, so I can just work on it anywhere.

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs)
Memory: 6 GB
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GT 555M, 1696 MB visual memory
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #102 - Posted 2012-07-23 05:35:25 »

My father used to explode industrial capacitors at a military firing range as part of his job. They'd set the capacitor up and get in a bunker.
How were big the capacitors? Shocked

Offline ags1

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« Reply #103 - Posted 2012-07-23 19:58:47 »

My father used to explode industrial capacitors at a military firing range as part of his job. They'd set the capacitor up and get in a bunker.
How were big the capacitors? Shocked

The sort you use in power stations and switching stations.

Offline OpenGLShaders

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« Reply #104 - Posted 2012-07-23 20:45:56 »

iMac, Late 2006.
2GB RAM,
2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo,
and a GeForce 7300 GT 128MB

Runs smooth as silk Smiley
Also, I target my games to run really smooth on that, so anything that supports OpenGL 2.1+ should run it just fine Cheesy
Offline Xardov

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« Reply #105 - Posted 2012-08-04 01:45:20 »

Lenovo B460
Nvidia GeForce 310M
Intel Core i5 2.40 GHz
2 GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit

Crap graphics card, I know. 
Offline keldon85

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« Reply #106 - Posted 2012-08-04 12:31:01 »

iMac, March 2009 (education edition)
2Ghz Core 2 Duo
4GB RAM
NVidia GeForce 9400 256MB
OSX Lion and Windows XP via BOOTCAMP

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for several months as a primary OS, gotta love the terminals, though ATM I'm mostly in OSX.

Offline actual

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« Reply #107 - Posted 2012-08-04 12:57:37 »

ASUS Laptop (can't seem to find the model number)
12GB RAM
Intel Core i7 2.2GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M (3GB)
Windows 7 - 64 it

Works like a dream so far. After working on a cramped sony Vaio , I love the larger screen size.
Offline ags1

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« Reply #108 - Posted 2012-08-05 15:50:58 »

ASUS Laptop (can't seem to find the model number)
12GB RAM
Intel Core i7 2.2GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M (3GB)
Windows 7 - 64 it

Works like a dream so far. After working on a cramped sony Vaio , I love the larger screen size.

I bet it works like a dream, but does it get hot?

Offline ra4king

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« Reply #109 - Posted 2012-08-06 00:02:54 »

I wanted to update my post. I just got a second monitor Cheesy



Same specs as my earlier post, but now with 2 24" 1920x1080 Viewsonic VX2453 monitors Smiley

Offline Tyb97

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« Reply #110 - Posted 2012-08-06 01:03:47 »

I want 2 monitors.. Saving up for it now.. Is that Aptana you have opened on the right screen?

I'm running an AMD Phenom II Quad - Core, with 5GB of RAM and an integrated Radeon HD 4200.. I hate it. Windows 7 is glitchy. Ubuntu supports nothing. Graphics are horrid.. I'm saving up about a grand to get a new rig.. Something nicer..
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #111 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:15:30 »

Nope, right screen is Eclipse with my super awesome theme and color scheme.

Windows 7 isn't glitchy, it most likely is bad or missing drivers. Try looking for drivers for your hardware, especially for your GPU.

Offline Tyb97

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« Reply #112 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:17:49 »

I wasn't insulting Windows 7, just my own. I forgot to include the fact that half my registry is missing, so its not exactly easy to use.
I hate your theme lol... I can't see a thing in Aptana because it follows that very color scheme.
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« Reply #113 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:23:46 »

Works like a dream so far. After working on a cramped sony Vaio , I love the larger screen size.
I bet it works like a dream, but does it get hot?

It is the first laptop I've owned that doesn't get hot at all. Another reason to be happy with it.
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« Reply #114 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:28:54 »

I wanted to update my post. I just got a second monitor Cheesy



Same specs as my earlier post, but now with 2 24" 1920x1080 Viewsonic VX2453 monitors Smiley

I'm not sure if I'm more jealous of the computer or the trees in he background... Your place looks way more homely then where I work.
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #115 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:32:20 »

How dare you insult my lovely theme!

That's a link to the theme btw. If anyone wants to use it in Eclipse, go to File -> Import -> General -> Preferences Smiley

I wanted to update my post. I just got a second monitor Cheesy
Same specs as my earlier post, but now with 2 24" 1920x1080 Viewsonic VX2453 monitors Smiley
I'm not sure if I'm more jealous of the computer or the trees in he background... Your place looks way more homely then where I work.
I live in the quietest neighborhood ever, and there's an entire forest bordered by a lake ..... in my backyard. Grin

Offline Tyb97

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« Reply #116 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:33:29 »

Thats the same theme Aptana uses.. I can't see a darn thing lol..
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #117 - Posted 2012-08-06 02:35:10 »

Heh well I've never heard of Aptana, but I'm not using Javascrip + CSS anytime soon Smiley

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #118 - Posted 2012-08-06 13:31:35 »

@ra4king
I have same theme on notepad++, but I did a scary project back there so I'm kinda trauma to see that Grin

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