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  1. I've noticed over the past month that my broadband connection is periodically very slow. I am supposed to have 2mb/s from Telewest Blueyonder Cable.


    I stumbled upon this article in The Register and was fairly appalled. I decided to check my download speed, and the result was only 1mb/s. This is without any bandwidth-sucking programs such as Bittorrent or games open.


    Has anyone else noticed something like this? I have complained to BY via their online form, but I doubt that will make a difference. Is there anything I can do, as this is surely false advertising?

  2. I'm thinking of buying one of those combi DVD/HDD recorders, something like this.


    However, my problem is that I want twin-tuners, so I can record and watch at the same time. I want to be able to watch one Telewest channel while recording from another. I don't think this is possible with most, as they include their own Freeview recievers to record from, and if the connextion between my Telewest box and HDD was simply SCART, I don't see how it could split the signal.


    Is it possible to use the Telewest signal in this way? BTW, I'm not interested in their own service, TVDrive, because the monthy fee is ridiculous.

  3. If you need a quick fix though a 6800gs or above should suffice to get the game running at 30-40fps at 1024x768 with some anti aliasing on


    I have a problem with nVidia´s numbering system - would the 7600 GT be faster than a 6800gs? Or is it just that the 7-series supports some new shader?

  4. I'd get another Geforce 6600 and run them in SLI.


    I knew I should have said this in my first post...my system can't do SLI, I'm pretty sure - not much room for expansion. Thanks, anyway!


    I have just been looking around t'internets; the GeForce 7600 GT seems like a good choice for me. About £120-130, good performance; any thoughts, or where I could get one cheap :P ?

  5. I've recently become somewhat obsessed with the game Oblivion...

    My current system runs it...well, not bad, at 1024x768 with most things medium-low, but it really struggles at outside scenes with the FPS dropping below ~12.

    Could anyone advise me on the best graphics card to upgrade to? Ideally I don't want to spend much more than £100, and I'd like to get it running smooth at 1280x1024, my monitor's native. Oh, and I've already tried all the tweaks to optimise the game...


    My current set-up is:

    OS: Windows XP Home Edition

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+, ~2.0GHz

    Memory: 1GB RAM

    Card: nVidia Geforce 6600, PCI-E, 256MB



  6. You could always go to GameStation and beg them to let you have one early. They probably have them in stock right now, they wouldn't leave it to the last minute...the guy I talked to in GameStation seemed really confident that they wouldn't sell out...I hope not. Who else is gettin' one?

  7. Has anybody here ever heard of an American series called "Push, Nevada"? It was repeated a while ago on the Sci-Fi channel, and I thought it was amazingly good - only about 7 episodes of it, though.

    Does anyone have any idea where I could find this great series? It hasn't been released on DVD, and can't find too much on the internet, so I'm hoping someone has a copy somwhere :suspect:.

    Some info can be found about it at the IMDB - sorry, I can't post URLs; less than 15 posts :( .


    If you can help me, I'll be really greatful. Thanks!

  8. The thing that totally flips my lid as well- I downloaded the demo a good few weeks before getting the full game and the demo works fine, no problems at all and none of the glitches that the final product has.


    Now that must have been annoying. They probably put the most polished parts of the game in the demo, hoping people would "fall for it", almost. I agree, no excuse for that - but I still don't think it warrants piracy.

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