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  1. Frank Grimes

    How do I cut down on # of processes being run?

    My PC is running noticeable slower than it should. Going to Task Manager, I see that 42 processes are being run, which seems quite a bit higher than should be considering I'm just using WinAmp and Firefox right now. CPU usage is at 100% with a P4 2.8Ghz and 512 RAM. How can I fix this and how do...
  2. Frank Grimes

    Help identify recent RPG...

    Kind of vague, but there were commercials for it fairly recently (within past two months) on television. All I can remember is the two main characters go on vacation but are attacked by alien invaders or something like that. The commercial also mentioned the characters' adventure spanning across...
  3. Frank Grimes

    Anyone into the Riverworld series? Question:

    I've just finished reading part of the Riverworld series, but I'm having difficulty figuring out which part it is. It's from the book "Phillip Jose Farmer: Riverworld and other Stories". It begins with Tom Mix, Yeshua, and Brittsomething running from Kramer's men and ends with Yeshua's surprise...
  4. Frank Grimes

    Opinions on Rio Karma vs. Creative Zen Xtra?

    I'm going to be buying an MP3 player within the next week and these are the two front runners. The Zen Xtra can be had for $30 cheaper, but I would be happy to buy the Karma if many think it's a significantly better product. Main concerns are size (just needs to fit well in jean pockets or...
  5. Frank Grimes

    Need help moving cable modem from on PC to other

    When I plugged in my cable modem from my roomate's computer into the new one, it doesn't recognize the new device plugged into the ethernet input (which it always has for USB). So I go to the add new hardware option, and it doesn't recognize any new devices; however, looking at my Device...
  6. Frank Grimes

    Xbox/accessories/games all FS/FT

    Xbox, about two years old 2 controllers (of the larger, oldschool variety) DVD kit Games: SSX 3 Tony Hawk: Underground Soul Calibur 2 Halo Splinter Cell Baldur's Gate (original) Tiger Woods Gold 20003 Looking for best offer in the $120+ range, Paypal preferred but we can discuss...
  7. Frank Grimes

    FT: Unopened Sex and the City Season 5

    Make offers if interested. If I don't get anything worthwhile, I'll just keep it since I somewhat enjoyed the episodes I've seen. Want list (some aren't out yet, I know): Airplane Almost Famous Director's Cut Blade 1 2 Blade Runner Blood Simple Barton Fink Boogie nights Boondock Saints...
  8. Frank Grimes

    Help me with buying new computer before I screw up...

    My old Gateway is dead so it's time to get a new computer. I definitely don't plan on buying from them again as it caused me nothing but trouble, so looking into Dell upon advice from knowledgeable friends. I'm looking to spend $400-500. There's one up right now for $399 on the deals page that...
  9. Frank Grimes

    WB 3 for 2 deal...

    any chance I could still get in on this? I read offer expires on Jan 30th, but I'm not sure if it's just saying that the DVD's needed to be purchased before then (receipt has then ordered on the 17th, I recieved them on the 29th I believe)
  10. Frank Grimes

    Baldur's Gate worth keeping?

    Just got Dark Alliance for Christmas, but don't know whether it's worth keeping. The only RPG I've been into is the FF series. And does anyone know if I can return it sans reciept to Wal Mart? I've had my eye on PGR2 and Crimson Skies, so really those are the two games I would like BG compared to...
  11. Frank Grimes

    How about a little Kids in the Hall?

    Daddy drank. Surprisingly I didn't see any threads about it's release, but KITH Season 1 has been released on DVD. Need to give it some attention as it's not a high profile release and if it doesn't sell well, they probably won't release the following seasons...
  12. Frank Grimes

    SSX is getting ridiculous...

    is it just me, or can one not pass Kick Doubt- Slopestyle without comboing the whole thing. I've managed to do it in two combos yet still only end up with about 500k points. Any one beaten this have advice?
  13. Frank Grimes

    How awkward are SSX3 controls on Xbox?

    My PS2 has been broken for quite a while now, but with the release of SSX3, Crimson Skies, and Tony Hawk, I'm interested in getting back into gaming after a long haitus. I don't much feel like buying a new PS2 since I'm a fairly poor college student, so will I be satisfied with the game on the...
  14. Frank Grimes

    When does Walmart start selling new releases?

    Not sure if this belongs in the DVD forum or not, but does anyone know around what time Walmart starts selling their new releases? I'm bored tonight and have yet to see Reloaded...
  15. Frank Grimes

    Opinions on espeakers PHL kit and fishies

    Looking at ES-1240-ESg2-MTM Project. Search hasn't turned up too much on it, though plenty of good things said regarding both PHL and ESG. I'm also wondering whether espeakers is selling said kit anymore as I no longer see EsG being sold on the site. Also taking suggestions on any MTM kits that...
  16. Frank Grimes

    Ou sont les compression horns?

    I've visit this forum moderately often, and I haven't really seen much mention of using HLCD's in DIY projects. They seem fairly prevalent in concert type speakers, and I've been impressed by their applications in car audio, so why not take advantage of their efficiency/SPL capabilities? Do room...
  17. Frank Grimes

    HTPC acting a donkey...

    Finally got myself to hook my computer up to my reciever. Well, it works. But I am get some GOD AWFUL noises at certain frequences. It's not a whine(which I have experienced before on another computer), The reciever and computer were just a few feet apart. You know that 'vrapp' sound you get...
  18. Frank Grimes

    Little Splinter Cell help please...

    (No answer on the ever so reliable Straight Dope, so I'd figure I'd try this place.)Maybe there's a difference in what has to be done between Normal and Hard modes as I had no trouble with this before: When returning to the Chinese Embassy, in the large room with the retinal scanner, I just...
  19. Frank Grimes

    Is the X-Box's DVD player reliable?

    My roomate just moved out with his DVD player, and considering that my PS2 is totally random regarding which DVD's it plays (seems to be a fairly common problem), I need a new player. Is the Xbox's DVD kit pretty reliable, as in it plays most DVD's that you try with it? Considering my TV doesn't...
  20. Frank Grimes

    How would this bad boy do as an HTPC?

    How would my nigh-three-year-old Gateway (don't laugh) perform as an HTPC? Would I even be able to hook this up to a VGA input on a projector? Would purchasing an AllinWonder 8500DV and doubling the RAM be a worthwhile upgrade? I would mostly be wanting to use it for movies and such, but would...
  21. Frank Grimes

    Cheapest way to up voltage to reciever...

    Don't know if they're called line drivers in home audio (so I don't know what to do a search on), but what's the cheapest way to up the voltage from my television to my reciever? I have to turn the volume all the way up to hear anything. And just in case, is there anyway this has nothing to do...
  22. Frank Grimes

    Few Q's about x-overs and DIY kits...

    Say bloods. I'm quasi-new to the home audio world and from what I've read so far, it seems x-overs are much more important for home audio than car audio, not to mention much more expensive. So are there any competent places that will build a passive x-over network without raping my pocketbook...
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