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  1. http://raleigh.craigslist.org/ret/1144994189.html update: Posted April 28th, on craigslist again, I'll head down to the Verizon Store and ask around and see whats up. Anyone else have any more word on Fios in Durham?
  2. Found this on craigslist http://raleigh.craigslist.org/ret/1011428071.html it was posted 1/28/2009 and I went down to the Briar Creek Verizon Wireless store and no one seemed to know anything. Infact the "sales rep" for there Internet/etc said its not due to come here anytime soon. I am almost tempted to apply for the job and not take the position just to find out when Fios will be available. Any updates for Durham/Raleigh, NC? I've googled and searched and the last thing mentioned was last year around Jan 2008 and then October of 2008....
  3. you can build a PC cheaper than you can buy one if you can't order form a distributor like MaxGroup, then you can order from Newegg or Tigerdirect, or Globalcomputer (same as tiger, no sales tax in tiger states) sinse you are going with a XPS PC, I would suggest VERY highly that you build it yourself. you can put the best components in it for a WHOLE LOT less building it yourself than if you buy it from dell. Besides that dell + customer service = oxymoron
  4. it shouldn't depend on your motherboard, as a computer is a computer weither you build it or bought the box from the store. If the FSB on the CPU is 333mhz then put PC2700 in it, PC2700 runs a clock speed of 333Mhz which is a 1:1 ratio with the computer, this speed is the MOST the CPU can do so I can assure you it probably wont do that all the time so you would be safe with PC2700 as long as you dont want to over clock it. If you want to over clock it then you would want to get some faster ram like the PC3500 or PC4000 etc, the only advantage these rams have over one another is the abili
  5. I personally dont think its a motherboard issue however it wouldn't really suprise me that much if it was, however I just dont think given the problem and symptoms that its that. I think its more along the lines of a powersupply issue (maybe a cord, but doubtful as well). Those little computers from Emachine or HP/Compaq, all come with those ity bitty 250w - 325w powersupply, even 350 is a little small, but good enough if you never change anything internal to it. I suggest for the budget minded, get you an emachine on sale THEN add a Gig of DDR Ram and put you a video card in it, PCIe
  6. never under estimate the power of computer illiterate people in small or large groups!
  7. my personal opinion an emachine is like a disposable computer, when it breaks throw it away and get a new one. If you do want a new one check out newegg.com, or check out tigerdirect, if you get charged tax from tiger, then go to www.globalcomputer.com they are a sister site of systmaxx which owns tigerdirect! they dont charge tax! The most simple things to try would be make sure the powercord is pluged in ALL THE WAY in the back of the PSU, My desktop would cut off periodically and I thought it was the power supply, but the cord was just loose! If that aint it make sure the PSU
  8. Can't wait to see if they upgrade us all to the premium package! maybe fios is making its way, maybe that is why they are up letting us go faster!
  9. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 5820 Kbps about 5.8 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Download Speed is:: 710 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (main) Test Time:: 2006/03/05 - 1:07pm Bottom Line:: 104X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.44 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 33.46 % faster than the average for host (rr.com) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-YKMJ2VUSO I live in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and that is my most recent speed test result, I consistantly get above 5mpbs now (I downgraded from premium, to much money!) any upgrades in the p
  10. i have to agree I would take a week off to get that upload speed! It would make it so nice to send family videos to my brother in iraq, pictures and play online games (thats the real reason!), nothing like snipping people in battlefield 2 on fios! however I am stuck with TWC RR, when will we get fios in NC? Just be patient, many of us who haven't got fios are learning that concept right now. Hopefully we will have it by summers end, as road runner is upgrading or so I hear, so maybe they know there will be competition coming (fios maybe?)!?
  11. VOIP has a lot to do with upload bandwidth, have you done any speed tests to make sure that you get the upload that you are supposed to? Are you using another router other than theres, if so do you have PPPoE enabled on it? Are you connecting wirelessly to your router? If so then sometimes wireless technology can drop out, or atleast on some of the older A/B routers. I know my router at home sucks nuts (linksys, its old and drops stuff alot). It very well could be verizon, that screwed it up. I would have to make sure all my crap was in order before I called them and started complain
  12. sweeet! I read the article, does it still run on gas and hydraulic energy? if so how much furthure would it go on diesel than gas? hmmmm, I can bet this, it wont be long and it will be in cars, and ford will make a fortune selling it to other companies, imagine the royalities they could make!
  13. first off lets try somethings to get this fixed, in the game change your resolution to say 800x600, that should be a very easy resolution for that card to handle, if not try 640x480, i know it will be big, but at these settings I can ASSURE you that it shouldn't over heat. Also check the details and such, make sure you aren't playing them maxxed out, because that card wont handle it very well at all, it might play it for a while but you will have an overheating problem and it would be choppy to boot. Make sure you have proper air flow, check to make sure your IDE/Sata cables aren't blocking
  14. what graphics card do you have? I have the 6800GS PCIe, and have all the details maxed and play for hours with no problems! First thing first, update your drivers from the nvidia site, not some beta crap from a search on google! Also make sure if you dont have a higher end video card that you turn the resolution down to say 1024x768 at the highest, also if that doesn't help you may want to run a program that tells you the internal temp, of the computer right AFTER the game crashes, that may give you some idea as to why you are having problems, if nothing else it will tell you if its
  15. I wouldn't need the DVR however it would be handy to have! So all in all without the DVR I would be looking at after tax $55 + fios which is faster than my roadrunner I'd be looking at less than $100, which I pay for standard/basic cable (NOT DIGITAL), Road Runner Premium (8mb/512kb) @ $123/month! I'm getting the shaft, I would be paying less for all that with FIOS I WANT FIOS IN NC!!! any clue when its coming to the RTP/Raleigh/Durham Area, I know there is MCI/Verizon Fiber poles (those little orange things marking where the fiber is), but no commercials yet
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