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« on: 12-15-2008, 20:55 »
So I was just updating my psp cfw from 3.71 to 5.00 when suddenly there's an error screen. Naturally I grew concerned but upon booting up there didn't seem to be any problem except for the small fact that none of my isos worked. I began to panic and scoured forum after forum for any solution after trying to downgrade my psp back to 3.71 and failing (multiple times) I grew very weary and was about to give in to despair and face the fact that I would need a pandora restore to allow my cfw to work again. After trying one last time to downgrade and receiving the rather alarming message of FATAL ERROR 80020321 I was distraught, but in one last grasp I typed in that error code into google with the question of what it was, more out of morbid curiosity than anything else. There 1st result is a blog a man sharing his error and how he fixed it. As it turns out I had the UMD Iso mode set to normal after the install and I didn't know to set it back to the m33, I haven't done this in forever and forgot. So after an hour of fix after fix, desperate attempts to downgrade back it turns out that all I needed was to hit the left arrow once. Ouch.

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« Reply #1 on: 12-15-2008, 21:11 »
Google solves all problems.

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« Reply #2 on: 12-15-2008, 21:14 »
Google finds me the forums with the anwers I need. People are just like google with fewer entries.

Here's some irony for you, I have some iso's, and then I have actual copies of Legend of the Dragoon, the iso's from the net work fine and the copies of LOTD work on my pc but strangely enough I can't get the eboot of LOTD to work on my psp.
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« Reply #3 on: 12-15-2008, 21:25 »
Sounds like this could have been posted in the rant thread, =P

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« Reply #4 on: 12-15-2008, 21:28 »
oh right...I forgot we had that thread...Whelp, if you can move it or can convince k// to then feel free to, it was only through my sheer forgetfulness that it wasn't posted there.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-15-2008, 23:43 »
Well, the rants thread tends to be about others' stupidity, where here it's like "whoops, I was dumb, haha" or something like that. So it's fine as it is.

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« Reply #6 on: 12-15-2008, 23:48 »
Yeah in this case it was entirely on my shoulders, and my tech savvy-ness is just at the level to get me into trouble but not enough to get me out, or if i do it's through a lot of time and panicky google searches.

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« Reply #7 on: 12-16-2008, 08:33 »
My friend was telling me about this same sort of thing yesterday.  He was like "I upgraded to the newest stock firmware by accident and now nothing works ;O;"  Technolology is a funny thing, it's only when you're trying to bypass things that it makes it difficult XD  Well, except for that DRM thing, which makes it less profitable to actually do the things you're supposed to do.

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« Reply #8 on: 12-16-2008, 10:42 »
It doesn't help that I have a slim so I have to be extra careful, not to mention the fact that error screens are usually unhelpful. Like the one for my psp just said "an error has ocurred" I didn't know if that was an error installing the new cfw and was shot back to the ofw and then I'd feel bad cause I'd have to go ask HST to help me reflash to cfw again.

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« Reply #9 on: 12-17-2008, 11:29 »
That's what I hate about error screens and whatever. They don't tell you what you did wrong so you'll never know unless you spend hours scouring the internet for answers.

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« Reply #10 on: 09-24-2009, 20:44 »
Now the lamentation, my computer is old, about 6 years old. I think it's time to upgrade; however the upgrade will require time and careful consideration to see just how to get the most for the money.
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« Reply #11 on: 09-24-2009, 21:26 »
The nice thing is that, in general, whatever you upgrade to, you will be happy with because it will be a few times better than what you have now.  As long as you have $400 or more for a budget, you can put together a wonderful PC.

Example setup:
Phenom II x3 750 ($130)
Some form of AMD 790GX chipset motherboard ($70)
Radeon HD 4830 ($100)
2-4 Gigs of DDR2 Memory ($40)
550+ watt power supply ($60)

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« Reply #12 on: 09-24-2009, 22:08 »
Buy relatively cheap computers because technology just keeps upgrading, and get another one every now and then.

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« Reply #13 on: 09-24-2009, 22:23 »
Yeah, I bought a fairly cheap computer and just made sure there was room to upgrade. I bought it 6 years ago though so it's pretty crap by today's standards. I just want something with some power to play some games while at the same time using it for my schoolwork. It's not a ubercomp that I'm looking for.
At the same time my current setup is:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2000 MHz
1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series  (the onboard graphics card)

So do you guys usually buy from a shop intown or offline?
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« Reply #14 on: 09-25-2009, 00:29 »
http://www.newegg.com/

Once you know... ah, forget it XD  Newegg is pretty much where I shop because it's cheap, fast, easy, most of the time it works.

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« Reply #15 on: 09-25-2009, 00:33 »
yeah I've been to newegg, didn't know much about their reliability though. Another problem is I'm only partially tech savvy and I'm concerned about whether everything I pick will be compatible.

OK so I did a little looking, and if I got all the parts at the local store it's looking like about 450 dollars for a system. Brands don't matter so much as the fact that they work and are reliable.

-Asus Mobo w/AMD athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz
-2 gig DDR2 RAM
-Antec Earthwatts 500 Watt Power Supply
-Lite-On Super multi drive: Dvd and CD write and RW
-Cooler master Elite Tower

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« Reply #16 on: 09-25-2009, 01:38 »
If you'd like something that'll work well enough for you pre-picked off of newegg, here's a sample setup:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.262205 - motherboard and processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211188 - memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102719 - gfx card

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« Reply #17 on: 09-25-2009, 01:47 »
Thanks icy, yeah I'm not really comfortable just mixing and matching but those all look good to me. I'm naturally nervous about using the internet to buy stuff but this may be a time for change.

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« Reply #18 on: 09-25-2009, 03:11 »
I've bought probably over $3k worth of stuff from Newegg.  I buy it on Wednesday and it's here by Friday every time, unless it ships from TN.

Only other recommendation I'd have is for the AMD X2 dual core 6000+ processor or 6400+.  I use the 6000+ for about a year and a half and it works so nicely, and it's really affordable too.

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« Reply #19 on: 09-25-2009, 17:18 »
OK, that deal looks really good and it comes with a lot of stuff for the price. I need to make sure I have everything I need to build a computer before I begin this endeavor.

The deal comes with
-Mobo and CPU
-Graphics card
-320 GB HD
-2 gig ddr2 memory

I would need to procure
-case
-power supply
-new optical drive

I have 2 HDD's as it is so I'd maybe make my 80 gig the master and slave the 160 and 320(so if the 80 gig drive crashes I don't curse the heavens). Anything I'm missing?

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« Reply #20 on: 09-25-2009, 19:02 »
I believe the motherboard has SATA, so consider purchasing a SATA optical drive so that you can run your hard drives all happy (or at all, if there's only one IDE port).

Power supply, get something that's ATX 12V V2.0 or higher, 460 watts or better.
Case, as long as the motherboard fits the case (Micro ATX board fits in an ATX case, but not vice-versa).

Otherwise, I think you're on your way :)

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« Reply #21 on: 09-27-2009, 22:56 »
So it may be a while before I get my new computer, I have to fight through levels of bureaucracy in my household before they'll let me order the parts and assemble myself. I may have to just get the parts and take it somewhere so they can assemble, parents want me to buy a prefab system.

PS once I do get it I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on the old computer to mess around with it. I'm not 100% on Linux so I'm not comfortable installing it on a computer that I need to work.

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« Reply #22 on: 09-27-2009, 23:17 »
Putting a computer together really isn't as crazy as people think it is, there's just a few precautions you take and you ask someone who has done it before what to do and not to do.

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« Reply #23 on: 09-29-2009, 01:16 »
Well that and buying the right parts, but other than that it can be done in about 20 minutes if you have everything in front of you.

As far as linux goes, ubuntu is easy enough to use, but imo, linux is more fun when it is kinda bare bones gui-less kinda stuff like Arch or something. Then again, it is a real pain remembering commands and what not.
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