March 02, 2014

Argh, Feh, ETC

Two days is not long enough to recover from a long week.  I need another week off.

Look, here's how tired I've been: I have a new graphics card for Nori, a GTX 650 (this one, as a matter of fact), and I haven't been able to generate the energy to install it, even though it should kick all sorts of asterisk.

Yadda yadda work, yadda yadda tired, yadda yadda blah blah blah.  I know, I know, quitcherbitchin' Wonderduck.  Sorry.  I'm trying.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:14 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 Yes, that card does kick some ass.  Although the fan gets kinda loud.

Posted by: Mauser at March 03, 2014 03:18 AM (TJ7ih)

2 I'm looking forward to getting a 650 sometime..  My 460 is holding pace though.

Posted by: Tom Tjarks at March 04, 2014 04:55 PM (76G0j)

3 Get a 650 ti boost instead, if possible. It costs a bit more but it's a significant upgrade.

Posted by: RickC at March 04, 2014 05:04 PM (ECH2/)

4 Well, yeah, if you've got two slots to play with...

Posted by: Wonderduck at March 04, 2014 09:14 PM (JpqPY)

5 There's a GTX 750 that came out just a few days ago, and some models are single slot.  It does cost more than the 650, though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 04, 2014 10:43 PM (2yngH)

6 ...and I just bought the 650.

Posted by: Wonderduck at March 04, 2014 11:17 PM (JpqPY)

7 The one you got has 2GB of memory; that doesn't seem be an option for a single-slot 750.  And I wouldn't really recommend a 1GB card for gaming these days.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 05, 2014 02:59 AM (2yngH)

8 "Only a single slot available" sure sounds a lot like "excuse for a new motherboard" to me!

Posted by: RickC at March 05, 2014 12:44 PM (swpgw)

9 The whole point of buying an off-the-shelf computer was so I didn't HAVE to build my own, Rick.  It wouldn't have saved me all that much, and it would have cost me time and frustration that I didn't want to spend.

So, no, it's not an excuse for a new motherboard.  It's acceptance of what I'm willing to do.

Posted by: Wonderduck at March 05, 2014 09:24 PM (JpqPY)

10 I hear you, Wonderduck.

I have a computer that's been sitting here for a year waiting for me to finish setting it up.  Sometimes an ounce of just being able to boot up and start working (or rescuing stray kerbals, as the case may be) can outweigh a pound of having things configured exactly the way you want.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 06, 2014 08:15 AM (2yngH)

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