Murtaug's forum posts

#1 Posted by Murtaug (309 posts) -

I am sorry Jeff. I lost my father a little over a year ago now and there is really nothing I can say that is going to make you feel any better at this point.

I never cried. I still expect him to call. I talk to him some times, though his voice is getting a little harder to hear.

I am really sorry for your loss, please believe that. Death is part of life, just the really shitty part.

Love and well wishes to you and yours, I know you have a strong set of friends to get you through and that can make all the difference.

#2 Posted by Murtaug (309 posts) -


You own 590 games worth: $7,423.78 USD

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@A_Cute_Squirtle: Thanks, received mine! Be sure to check out the giveaways I have going, they end this afternoon!

#7 Posted by Murtaug (309 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@A_Cute_Squirtle: I won Cogs! But have not received any code. :P

Also, the winner of my Metro 2033 giveaway (Steam ID NTylerWeTrust): I sent you the code to your e-mail, but you haven't notified if you got it or not yet on steamgifts.

I won the Avadon giveaway from and have yet to receive any thing as well, perhaps they forgot.

#8 Posted by Murtaug (309 posts) -

Pretty plain, wish you could change the weapon as I use the DMR mostly. Too bad I can not get my logo, I am proud of my pink and purple kitty ;)

#9 Edited by Murtaug (309 posts) -

Having built four computers in the past six months, two of which had very similar issues, this really sounds like a RAM issue to me. Hopefully you bought good RAM from some place like Crucial, a lot of the generic brands just do not offer the guarantee that names like Crucial do. In both cases where the computers I built were crashing, a simple RMA of the RAM to Crucial solved the problem.

And as others have said, take a good careful look through every thing in your case and make sure all cables are attached tightly and to the correct places on the motherboard. Remove and inspect both the motherboard connector and the gold connections on the video card. Make sure your RAM is properly seated, some times it might feel like a stick of RAM has snapped into place but it might be at a slightly off angle or perhaps not pushed fully into the slot.

Good luck, building your own computer can be a bitch, but it can be a very rewarding experience too. Any questions you do not get answered here, maybe try over at the boards. If you are completely stuck, feel free to shoot me a PM, I will try to help you with what I can or at least get you pointed in the right direction.

EDIT: *READ ME* - You have no fans plugged in right now? If that is the case, shut the PC off and get all fans plugged into appropriate power connectors and running. You want flow running through the case, so make sure fans are blowing in one direction. If you are running with out any fans at all you may just be running into an overheating issue. This could damage your CPU and other components!

#10 Posted by Murtaug (309 posts) -

Let's see, the short list I can think of off hand:

  • Far Cry 3 (Maybe 75% through it now)
  • Hitman: Absolution (Again, 75% through or so)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Had to restart, lost saves when I upgraded to Win8, thought it did the Steamworks upload of them, poo)
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted (Barely touched)
  • Borderlands 2 (I still need to finish Borderlands 1... yeah)

Those are just a few I can think of off hand, I know there is plenty more from this year. If you start counting indie and Steam sale games I have dozens.