Archive for May, 2009

4 months of “Mean Machine”

May 26th, 2009

It has been 4 months since I built and been using my PC, so what are my impressions so far?


For starters I will say I AM PLEASED WITH WINDOWS VISTA.

Yes really, windows vista is not as bad as people said. Sure its not as good as XP, but once you get the hang of it and its silly hiden menus and settings it’s alright.


Now 64bit is a different thing.

A lot of the applications are still 32bit therefore I gain no advantage when running them on my new machine, if anything some of them have given me hassle.

Couter Strike Source for some reason somtimes freezes, for no aparent reason and I am sure it has to do with it being “emulated” from a 32bit running on a 64bit CPU. It is so frustrating how it happens sporadically, it just drives me mad.


Had a slight problem with my graphics card ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 and my Dell monitor on Windows Vista 64bit.

If I used the VGA cable from the monitor it worked fine, if I used the DVI cable it woudnlt work. Basically after windows booted up when you see the Windows logo before you Login the monitor would turn off saying no signal found. After a few windows updates there was one for a Dell monitor, I then tried the DVI cable again and things worked fine.


Think this will be it for now with regards of post on my PC for now