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  1. Sorry for the delay: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297005-33-5850-5870 As you can see, arguments flow both ways. But interesting to see someone push dual 460's. Anyway, I ended up buying a single 470 cause I had a power supply that could handle one card of any type but not two. It looks like, so far, nvidia is a better choice for CIV 5 launch, too.
  2. If you ever ever think you would ever install a second and/or third video card in your future upgraded system, then go with the 470. Otherwise go with whatever review floats your boat.
  3. Check the manufacturer of the SSD drive in the laptop. Not all SSD drives are created equal.
  4. Late to the party, but the hybrid drives are starting to show up (Ive ordered two) for those not comfortable with the ssd only technology (price, performance, size, whatever) You may want to look at the momentus xt line from Seagate. Pricing for 500 gig drive is $130 or so. Raid zero gives 1 T @ $260. Ill be using them in two office computers to replace 7200 speed hardrives and then using their drives as in box backup clones. CNET review: http://reviews.cnet.com/hard-drives/seagate-momentus-xt-500gb/4505-3186_7-34109211.html?subj=fdba∂=rss&tag=MR_Search+Results Tigerdirect has them last I checked - Newegg did not. Personally, Im impressed by the Intel SSD drives (have one) for making marginal systems such as small laptops and all in ones that ship with crappy small noisy 5200 speed drives work. Was planning to put the Crucial C300's in raid 0 on my gaming system, but tech is too new, has issues, / not supported and more importantly it may provide no advanatage. So Im waiting for others to do it and report back.
  5. Lets face it, that laptop is near cutting edge with a 920 and 5870 no matter how lousy the stock setup, something has to be running in the background that is chewing on the same core as the game. (Why would you guys start with him screwing with bios when could be some boatware that shipped with the system?) So before you run the game check out whats using cpu cycles hold ctrl, and shift, and click the esc key once. Then switch to the tab "processes", click on "cpu" tab, and watch what has greater than >0 %. Give it 3-4 minutes and you will get a feel for using the cpu. You can go from there or let us know. You may have, no fault of yours, got something running in the background which isn't apparent.
  6. Hmm - thats not the original stats, just a wave of the hand - It may be the old system clock speed is faster than the new, with a similar speed hard drive, and readyboost. Really never know - although Ive seen a shiny new I5 520 stock speeds in action and other than the slow crappy hard drive they stuck in the laptop, its pretty impressive compared to previous gen dual cores.
  7. What was your old ****ty laptop for comparision?
  8. Looks the 5850 is running about $300 dollars give or take $25 so its not too bad. Gonna have to look at a chart to see if its worth it to upgrade from a 8800 GTS
  9. Was hoping the 5850 would drop to the $200 price level with the Nvidia Fermi intro. Oh well.
  10. Feb 1944 Silent Partner of the Plane http://books.google.com/books?id=oiUDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false http://books.google.com/books?id=oiUDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA94#v=onepage&q=&f=false
  11. U.S. Infantry fights: Lightweight vests of nylon and thin metallic plates save GI's from Japanese shell fragments. http://books.google.com/books?id=MSEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA74&dq=popular+science+body+armour&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=1934&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=1949&num=100&as_brr=0&cd=1 Whats the score on Flak Armor http://books.google.com/books?id=xiADAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=popular+science+body+armour&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=1934&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=1949&num=100&as_brr=0
  12. High Tech U.S. Navy circa 1936 - A picture of the catapult released Curtis Biplane with retractable landing gear. http://books.google.com/books?id=btsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA187&lpg=PA194&dq=popular+science+artillery&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=1932&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=1949&num=100&as_brr=0
  13. Are you referring to the sonic mine as an early "captor" mine? Mines are so easy to forget as the main threat to a navy. Yet - "Between 1950 and 1994, about 50 years, 18 US Navy ships have suffered battle damage in different wars and conflicts. 78 percent of these damages were results of sea mines" Source: Admiral Horne in a powerpoint presentation Another mine history that goes bask before USA http://www.history.navy.mil/museums/keyport/The_History_of_the_Sea_Mine.pdf Would you call lighting a boat on fire and pushing it into the way of another ship, a mine?
  14. Fighting the Submarine Mine http://books.google.com/books?id=VCcDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA108&dq=mine%20layer%20intitle%3Apopular%20intitle%3Ascience&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=1935&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=1949&num=100&as_brr=0&as_pt=MAGAZINES&pg=PA102#v=onepage&q=mine%20layer%20intitle:popular%20intitle:science&f=false
  15. Thought I'd start a couple of threads in here that utilize the popular science archive. Some of these links are pretty lenghtly in info, pics and texts. I am using the google version rather than the popular science version because google does a better job of handling the info. Popular Science November 1944 pg 112: "Get good with the Grenade" http://books.google.com/books?id=3iADAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA112&dq=grenade%20intitle%3Apopular%20intitle%3Ascience&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=1930&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=1950&num=100&as_brr=0&as_pt=MAGAZINES&pg=PA112#v=onepage&q=grenade%20intitle:popular%20intitle:science&f=false