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Old 03-13-2010, 10:11 AM   #3288 (permalink)
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Gabe Newell just did his GDC speech, video here:

At the end of the speech, he got a blue screen of death. What the camera missed was that it was a custom BSoD:

The internets found out that:
The hex converted to decimal: 226 228 226 : 215 197 213 196 228 213 227 ( 201 ) + 211 197 197 197
If it's ASCII it's extended ASCII. Could it be EBCDIC (common mainframe encoding)?
Edit: It IS EBCDIC. It spells: S U S : P E N D ... U N T ( I ) L ... E E E (colon, dots for spacing, and parens added to roughly locate them in the source image.)
Suspend Until E3?

Originally Posted by TheInfamousBiGD View Post
Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_02AA1028&REV_07
Display Memory: 781 MB
Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
Shared Memory: 749 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: SEC5441
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.998Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll,igd10umd32.dll
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.1749 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/13/2009 17:15:31, 3805184 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6902-11CF-4D75-A022A7C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2A42
SubSys ID: 0x02AA1028
Revision ID: 0x0007
Driver Strong Name: igdlh.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTx86...1:iCNT0: ci\ven_8086&dev_2a42
Rank Of Driver: 00EC2001

This it?
That's it and it's what I was worried out. It's an integrated graphics card - a chip built into your motherboard rather than a dedicated (and upgradable) graphics card.

It also shares RAM with your system, rather than using it's own. So that 2 gig you have of RAM is actually 2 gig minus whatever your integrated graphics is using. It's common in laptops as it drives down cost.

In short: you can play old or (very) undemanding games but you'll struggle with new ones. is full of, well, good old games.

Last edited by standardman; 03-13-2010 at 10:14 AM.
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