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12/30/2010 

" Congratulations PC players for being the first platform to unlock Operation Hastings
for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. It only took 9 days, counting from the 21st of December.
Enjoy the new map and don't forget to celebrate the new year in Hastings! "

Source: http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2010/12/30/welcome-to-hastings.aspx

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12/30/2010 
 
This freaked me out,
I plugged in my iPhone and the PC tried to boot from it..
I thought something was wrong, I know it also tries to boot from the Zalman Hub ZM-MH200.
Even though I go into BIOS and set the RAID 0 as primary boot device,
when I remove any combonation of devices
I have to go back to BIOS and reset my Primary boot drive.
This is very anoying, I'll browse through BIOS and see if I can fix it..



The iPhone can used be used as a storage device,
I plug it in, then Drag & Drop files to, and from it. Just like a Flash Drive.

  
12/07/2010 
 
Zalman ZM-MH200 Hub:

Read my review here

This Hub is just amazing, I have 2 SATA drives, 2 USB thumb drives, and an SD card in it.
works at fast speeds, USB SD @ 20+ MBPS, I will do some benchmarking with HD TUNE on the SATA/eSATA
I will be buying the other ZM-MH200 U3 USB3.0 RAID device. this really makes a difference here.
I can access drives without hassle.
Great for scanning and troubleshooting, and backing up..... not to mention transfering data.

Thanks a million Zalman...

  
12/05/2010 
 
Battlefield: Bad Company 2, VIP Map Pack 7:
"Oasis, Harvest Day, Heavy Metal, and Cold War are now live in Bad Company 2"

I have been playing these new maps for hours, Great job EA / Dice, I'm looking forward to Vietnam Expansion.
These new BC2 maps are smooth, and fun. Harvest is a great Sniper map. I use the SVU, and a Magnum.
  
12/03/2010 
 
Call of Duty: Black Ops:
Studdering/Stuttering Issues

I tested the game on this system
with some minor changes since this listing.

...Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHZ @ 3.6GHZ Stable 100%
EVGA 780i Intel 775 Motherboard
EVGA 8800GTS SSC 512 G92 X 2-Way SLI 670MHZ
Corsair XMS2 DDR2/800MHZ Dual Channel 4GB X 2X2GB 2 Dimms |
Corsair XMS2 DDR2/800MHZ Dual Channel 2GB X 2X1GB 2 Dimms | 6GB Total
Zalman 9900 CNPS LED Cpu Cooler / Arctic Silver Ceramique
Ultra X3 1000 Watt Power Supply
Antec 900 / 2 Gaming Case
WD Cavier Blue 16MB Cache 320GB SATA HDD - Swapable

1. I ran the game @ Stock 2.4GHZ and had major lag issues as stated above.
2. I ran the game @ 3.6GHZ overclocked, had no studdering

Something is wrong with the CPU utilization in the game.

The game runs fine with the configs below:
Core i7 920 3.35GHZ X58 / Single/Dual/and/3-way SLI / (1920x1200) all settings max / 90+ FPS no studder
Core i7 920 3.35GHZ X58 / Single GT240 (1440x900) all setings above medium 35+ FPS no studder
C2Q Q6600 @ 3.6GHZ / Single/Dual 8800GTS G92 SLI (1600x1050)

So as small as a GT240 is fine as long as the CPU is killer clocked the game will work fine.
I would think this game being a 10yr old reworked engine, should be fine with a Q6600 stock or even less.
and the thing is COD Modern Warfare 2 runs without studder on a Q6600 @ 2.4ghz, same game engine.

Also when using the /SND_RESTART comand the sounds gets wacked like high pitched crappy sounds
and the studder is still present but not quite as bad,