Recent content by Googer

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    Seasonic Snow Silent 750W PSU LUCKY DRAW!

    In my experience Seasonic power supplies are insanely reliable and well-built. They tend to cost somewhat of a premium but are worth it. Of course free would be icing on the cake. :p
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    XFX AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 Graphics Card Lucky Draw

    This would be great to drop in a new build for my brother. :)
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    [H]ardOCP & ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II Giveaway

    I'm looking to upgrade the couple-generations-old video card in my home-office PC (a Radeon HD 5870) at some point and a GTX660 would fit the bill nicely. The DirectCU cooling of the ASUS card would be appreciated for its ability to help keep the system quiet and indeed most likely quieter than...
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    Microsoft Will Remove OEM Bloatware For A Fee

    This isn't anything new, as I know Costco at least has been selling these 'Signature'-branded PC's since at least last October or so (as my last laptop I bought was a Signature-branded 14" Acer TimelineX) and almost all the laptops sold there now have this treatment. Not that I cared since the...
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    Help Water Block for XFX 6970

    I'm using a Swiftech MCW82 + 6970-HS on mine - it's either a rev 1.1 or 1.2 (don't feel like pulling it yet again just to look, but it's definitely not 1.0 since it has no BIOS switch on it :p), so that heatsink, at least, works on the new revision cards just fine and the combo definitely does a...
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    Can't get drivers to install after BIOS flash... ideas?

    As a followup to my own problem, I did manage to reflash the stock BIOS back after many trials and tribulations. After some reading I found that shorting two pins on the BIOS chip may be necessary on newer cards (meaning those without the switch) to enable BIOS writing, and I found it odd that...
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    Can't get drivers to install after BIOS flash... ideas?

    Bleh, I'm running into the same thing with the XFX 6970 (rev 1.1 unfortunately, so no switch on it to switch BIOS back to stock that way) that I bought. I have a Swiftech MCW82 (and matching 6970 HSF for the RAM, VRM's, etc.) on it and so effortlessly overclocked it to the max (950/1450 IIRC)...
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    Newegg overnighting replacement boards.

    OK one correction - after the system was running for awhile Windows decided it did indeed need to be reactivated, but it was painless - I just told it to re-activate online and it did so successfully, no need to call MS or any such nonsense. :)
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    Newegg overnighting replacement boards.

    I got a B3 Pro overnighted by Newegg Wednesday as an advance RMA and got around to doing the replacement tonight... Quite painless, just a simple MB swap, loaded up my previous OC settings and everything is working exactly as before. No need to reactivate Windows or anything. Color me happy. :D
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    Seasonic M12II-620 PSU Drawing

    Eh, why not? :)
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    OCZ Z Series: Z850 Power Supply Drawing @ [H]

    Worth a shot, even if the odds of winning are rather remote. :)
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    Intel Core i7 Full System Drawing @ [H]

    Nifty. Here's hopin'! :D
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    ZOTAC GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi

    Have you tried pushing your E6300 further than that? I have mine in my 9300-ITX setup running at 3.8 GHz fully Prime95 & IntelBurnTest stable no problem (just a +.1V bump to CPU voltage to accomplish this and NB voltage @ 1.2V), with the limitation almost certainly being the MB as in my testing...
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    Need some pro help with new ATI 5870 issue

    Because the CCC GUI designers at AMD are morons. ;) It took me a Google search to find this one myself, as I had the same issue with underscan on my projector.