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I consider myself to be an advanced computer user and builder. If you have any computer related questions, I can answer them. I also play trumpet, and well thus the name, Parthros, God of the Trumpet. I play trumpet, piano, and other lesser known musical instruments.

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    1 AnswerSoftware4 years ago
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    3 AnswersProgramming & Design6 years ago
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    2 AnswersVideo & Online Games7 years ago
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    1 AnswerOther - Internet7 years ago
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    7 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
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    Graphics Card Outputs:




    TV Inputs:





    Graphics Card Specifications Sheet:

    3 AnswersPC8 years ago
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    Relevant information:

    Windows Vista Business 64-bit SP2

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    1 AnswerMonitors8 years ago
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    Additional info:

    Video Card: EVGA nVidia GTS 250

    TV: Hitachi Rear Projection 1080i HDTV

    1 AnswerMonitors8 years ago
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    2 AnswersHome Theater8 years ago
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    2 AnswersXbox8 years ago
  • Can someone give me the syntax for overloading == in C++?

    I've been looking all over the internet, and can't seem to find the syntax to overload the == operator in C++. Although it shouldn't matter, I'm using Microsoft Visual C++ IDE. Here's what I have now:

    class RationalNumber



    int num;

    int denom;

    friend bool operator==(RationalNumber &num1, RationalNumber &num2);

    int normalize(RationalNumber fraction)


    int num = fraction.num;

    int denom = fraction.denom;

    //int tempNum;

    //int tempDenom;


    bool operator==(RationalNumber &num1, RationalNumber &num2) //Here's where I need help


    //Normalize the fractions here

    int numA = num1.num;

    int denomA = num1.denom;

    int numB = num2.num;

    int denomB = num2.denom;

    if(numA == numB && denomA == denomB) //RationalNumber.num == rhs.num && RationalNumber.denom == rhs.denom)


    return true;




    return false;


    return false;



    //Thanks in advance!

    1 AnswerProgramming & Design8 years ago
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    My rig now:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83GHz (Cannot Overclock)

    8GB DDR2 800 Gaming Ram (I know it's an old standard, but it was gaming at the time)

    Dell/Foxconn G33M03 Motherboard

    500GB 7200RPM SATA3.0 HDD

    550W Power Supply

    EVGA GTS 250

    Dual Boot Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit and Windows Vista Professional 64bit (I know it's weird, but I have my reasons.)

    I figure that there will be some bottle neck. I'm wondering if it will be a significant enough bottleneck to consider a cheaper card such as a GTX 460, GTS 450 or GTS 550 Ti.

    If you need any more details, please don't hesitate to ask.


    4 AnswersDesktops9 years ago
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    If you need any other specs (I don't think you will) just let me know and check back later.

    5 AnswersDesktops10 years ago
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    4 AnswersSoftware10 years ago
  • Will I see a difference in gaming if...?

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    Gaming RAM:

    1 AnswerDesktops10 years ago
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    Thanks in advance!

    1 AnswerDesktops1 decade ago