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  1. Thanks Loncol.


    The search results put me in mind of the stuff I used to dig up, but nothing is identical. There again there seem to be so many sorts of Olivine!


    The stuff I found was glassy and opaque.


    In the search I came across Olivine Sand for Foundry and I remember the sub surface of the yard was a sort of black gravelly slag, maybe a foundry bi product, so maybe the 'lucky stones' got mixed in with that...


    Glassy and opaque, any chance it could be glass

  2. Well this one is confusing the living hell out of me, think know the problem but let me know your thoughts.


    My PC is about 4 years old its an AMD x2 4800, 3gb ram, GTS250 graphics card Windows 7 (genuine), good air supply and running around 40-50 degrees C


    All of a sudden it has started freezing, generally when playing facebook type games, but also can happen middle of night when not actually using it. when it freezes you can only fix by pressing reset, even caps lock light on keyboard doesnt come on if you press it so major lock up. - my thought on soultion, anti virus and anti malware, nothing, so uninstalled flash player using adobes flash uninstaller, no change, same problem.


    To confuse matters more when I do press reset sometimes it freezes before the memory check at POST, but no beeps. I then have to turn it off at the psu for a couple of minutes turn it back on and we are away again.


    MY thought is 4 year old so motherboard / processor / memory could do with changing.


    Your thoughts please

  3. sorted thanks


    tad embarassing to be honest didnt realise on the gts 250 it needed 2 molex supplies, also didnt clean out all the old drivers before updating


    search driver sweeper if you are having problems its great and free (need to run in safe mode though)

  4. This one has beaten me.


    Last month I updated my 8400GS graphics card to a GTS250 512mb bought from Ebuyer.


    I have upgraded graphics before so knew to uninstall all old drivers and install new from scratch. Did all that plus the bundled ASUS software one of which was a driver but as it was older than the nvidia website driver i didnt install that.


    Game performance was fantastic, however the system would randomly freeze or lock up on desktop applications, especially firefox.


    Spoke to Ebuyer they suggested it was the card and to return it. ( interestingly the card is no longer listed for sale on their site now).


    But have now put the 8400 back in and am still getting the odd random freeze and system hanging for 10 mins.


    Rest of Specs: athlon64 4800 x2, 2GB Ram, Windows Vista 32 bit.


    Any thoughts, would be appreciated thanks

  5. I am looking to buy a new digital compact camera. Needs to be point and clock I dont want to have to mess around with settings to get a good snap


    I am looking for something with 8mp + (viewing back on a hd tv).


    The camera I have at the mo is rubbish at taking "action" shots.


    Dont trust shops so an unbiased opinion would be great.



  6. to be honest I have hated the bloated badly designed hard to use resource eatin pile of crap that WAS norton.


    however the new one is really good, dunno what its detection rate is but i havent been struck down by a virus and i do the social networking / downloadin / webmailing that is supposed to make you prone to virusses.


    so eventhough it hurts to say it Norton for me..... you can always go down the 30 day trial route

  7. was worried about doin this when managed to crack mine but bought one of ebay and it is really easy just 5 screws to undo.


    cost about a tenner and i have now got a mat black facia, think will change it again soon

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