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    I deep fried my computer, literally!

    If you have a link that would be nice. :D And sorry for the image downtime, I hadn't realised it went down. I've reuploaded them, hopefully this host won't explode. And wow, this thread has over 100,000 views.
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    I deep fried my computer, literally!

    I live in Melbourne. Ambient room temp was about 18C. But it didn't really matter - most of the CPU and video card core was under the oil anyway. And yeah, that's a ghost. They were originally smiley faces, but the company expanded their products and introduced a ghost. They're basically...
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    I deep fried my computer, literally!

    Yeah, I uploaded them to a new host. Hopefully it allows for higher bandwidth usage.
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    I deep fried my computer, literally!

    Bah, I live in Australia. And in Australia, we go by the UK system and call them "chips". :p
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    I deep fried my computer, literally!

    (click on the thumbnails for a larger pic) I'm not sure which forum to post this, but I just wanted to share one of my stories with you guys :D. I had recently read a few articles on submersion cooling, where you take your computer and dump it into a tub of non-electrically-conductive oil. It...
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    I think I fried my video card

    Put it in a paper bag, light it up, place it in front of ATI HQ, and ring the doorbell. :p
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    ATi's VIVO...reviews?

    They're pretty good. I used to use a TV tuner for VIVO, my X1800 blew it out of the water.
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    MSI High-End Video Card Comparo @ [H] Enthusiast

    I just read through the review, and it was very good overall. However, just 1 thing bugged me. The self-shadows in Oblivion are a game engine bug, are they not? I'm pretty sure I've seen this problem on all cards, wether ATI or Nvidia. I understand that you probably didn't notice this on the...
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    HDR +AA For ATI Worth It?

    I think we're discussing FP16 HDR here. I'd say go for the X1900XT - it's about on par with the 7900GTX, and has better all round IQ (HDR + AA, HQ AF, etc.)
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    Looking for nV HQ vs. ATi HQ-AF benches

    It does if you put it on "Advanced". IIRC, "Standard" constitutes no IQ hit but a performance increase. So Nvidia's HQ = ATI's Cat AI "Standard". Something I don't understand is why reviews don't set Nvidia cards to HQ, for an apples-to-apples comparison (or as close as you can get to it)...
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    Card to run Oblivion everything highest

    If you want to play Oblivion at highest settings, you have to get an ATI X1K card, or else you won't be able to enable AA and HDR at the same time. If you want to play it at max settings fast, then you'll probably have to get an X1800XT or higher.
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    To disable catalyst AI?

    Catalyst AI is supposed to introduce application specific optimisations which have absolutely no effect on visual output. Wether this is true or not I don't know. Personally I just leave it at "standard".
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    AVIVO vs PureVideo - New video card help

    AnandTech just did another comparison - this time using ATI's newest drivers: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2691&p=1 ATI's AVIVO comes out on top over Nvidia's PureVideo, AVIVO: 111points vs. Purevideo: 68points
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    looking at x1900xt, but will CPU be dragging behind?

    A Pentium 4 ~3.4ghz or Athlon ~2.2ghz should be enough. Dunno about dual cores, though, since they usually clock much lower.
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    nVidia drivers vs. ATI drivers ?

    Never had a problem with CCC, with the 3D Renderer and fancy skin disabled, it loads in a few seconds. The biggest thing I like about ATI's drivers are that they release a working, stable, complete version every month with clear and easy to understand version numbering (left of the decimal...
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