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    Need help about possible new build

    So i have a i7 920 I bought in early 2010. So at this point its 6 years old. its oc to 3.4 from 2.6 And has been for the 6 years. I have 12 gig of triple channel memory. Older sata HD, 770 video card. It pretty much does what I want, and plays the games i want no problem, and I play a decent...
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    Proposed Watercooling setup, SOME ADVICE

    solid advice. Totally agree.
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    replacement fan for the Cogage true Spirit?

    Ha. I still use mine. Still running strong on my i7.
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    replacement fan for the Cogage true Spirit?

    HAHAH! Nice bump. Any 120mm should fit the clips fine. to my the yate loons are still good bang for your buck.
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    Dimming the Blue RV02 Case Light?

    you not out of controllers, just put a Y splitter on, and you can have one controller, control 2 fans.
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    What is your current CPU Cooling Device?

    Cogage TRUE Spirit
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    watercooling my 5850: full cover or gpu only?

    Having messed around with my 5850 and after market cooling, i have a few thoughts on the subject. 1st question is, do you plan to OC or are you water cooling for the silence? I will give my answers for both. If you plan to OC: Go for a full block. The VRM's on the 5850's are the...
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    Fan store?

    if your looking for fans, jab-tech prices are hard to beat.
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    Who is using a Blackberry?

    2 at my house as well. Love my curves 8330's.
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    Can't justify upgrading 8 series card

    the difference from my 8800GTS 640 in DX9, to my 5850 in DX11, was nothing short of stunning.
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    after market cooling on your 5850? What did you use? Stock plate left on?

    Your welcome! Yeah, if my temps are lower than yours, and mine is way overclocked, i think im fine.. and yeah, my temps dont get nearly that hot in any game. Its been running great, an amazing cooler!!
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    Best Aftermarket Heastink for 5850

    The TTP fits, all you have to do is cut a few fins down less than an inch each. Literally took me 5 minutes. Works great on my 5850.
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    100Mbps Broadband May Be Closer Than You Think

    yeah free for everyone!!!!
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    100Mbps Broadband May Be Closer Than You Think

    He said he was limited. So I assumed he was in one of those markets. There is software too you can install on your PC's that will track it too.
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    100Mbps Broadband May Be Closer Than You Think

    You can. Its right on their web site. They will show you, your last 3 months of use.
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    100Mbps Broadband May Be Closer Than You Think

    i pay $45 for 18 down, and 5 up...... i feel lucky.
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    What Brand for a 5850?

    yes :)
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    What Brand for a 5850?

    Thats not a yes/no answer. Thats a dont know. Thus the term "non reference". It may be the same, it may not, and you have no way of knowing, unless you can find someone who has one, measured it, took one apart, etc.
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    What Brand for a 5850?

    For XFX purposes, the non reference ones have the fans in the middle of the card, the reference ones have the fans near the back end of the card, and look like every other 5850 out there. non reference...
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    What Brand for a 5850?

    if you buy the XFX make sure you buy the reference board only. Lots of problems with the non reference boards from XFX in the 5850 line. Lots of complaints about one less VRM, and cards having issues.
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    XFX 5850 cooler change

    you wont use the ram sinks on a 5850. You will reinstall the stock plate, its much more effective than the ram sinks. If its a 5870, you have to use the sinks because stock plated is welded to the shroud. I personally would use the thermalright v3/v4/v5 on the vrms if using the 5870, but then...
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    XFX 5850 cooler change

    reference 5850 plus twin turbo pro for $38, equals win!
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    after market cooling on your 5850? What did you use? Stock plate left on?

    ok final stats on my last OC. This is probably where i stop, where im not real comfortable exceeding these temps. final OC was: Volts = 1.225 GPU = 925 MEM = 1200 Passed 100% load test for 20 minutes, no errors. temps: GPU: settled in after about 2 minutes, and didnt change much...
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    Can anyone find a HD 5970?

    new egg says tomorrow the saphire will be in stock 3/2 for the dimond, and 3/4 for the asus.
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    5870 Aftermarket Cooler Fan Issues

    Did you plug in the 3 pin or the 4 pin? The 3 pin will work, and you can adjust it, but it will not do it automatcally. You need to plug in the 4 pin, and in the right direction for the automatic change to work. But in the end, does it really matter? 1. Use afterburners, fan profile. 2. Set it...
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    Asrock x58 deluxe and high BCLK?

    awesome! glad you figured it out, and i helped... a little.... :)
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    after market cooling on your 5850? What did you use? Stock plate left on?

    hehehe, they were actually complaining, they were too big. :) So i made thumbnails. Now they are too small until you click on them. I cant win :)
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    after market cooling on your 5850? What did you use? Stock plate left on?

    Edit: i forgot to mention. Tighten all the screws well. I was afraid at 1st, and got some crappy temps, when i tightened everything as best I could, temps were great.
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    furmark question

    thank you. I guess, my confusion was, i see people all the time comparing stats, or asking for temps, or showing screens..... but things are vastly different, depending what you turn on. Turn on postFX, and your temps will SHOOT up. Also with MSAAA. So i was confused, if there wasnt a...
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    furmark question

    Do you use the same settings to benchmark as well as the stability test? And what Settings are the norm to use? Thanks!
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    after market cooling on your 5850? What did you use? Stock plate left on?

    Heres our victim: A power Color 5850 Heres the back, where i have to remove the screws to seperate the the board from the reference cooler. all seperated, you can see where the cooler hits the GPU and where the thermal pads are: Here you can see i need to remove about 8...
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    GPU tool, stability test, how long?

    yeah i use furmark for the benching, and afterburner for the OC. Never really used furmark for stability, GPU tool seems to give me artifacts long before furmark fails on me.
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    GPU tool, stability test, how long?

    When you guys OC, use GPU tool test for stability option.... how long do you let it run without errors, where you considered it "passed"? Or should I say stable? Thanks!
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    voltage on a 5850

    yup, seems to like volts. up to 1.15, and now at 820.
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    ZALMAN CNPS10X QUIET

    cant find any reviews on that board, it looks like the same distance, im guessing one is blocked.
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    voltage on a 5850

    When you OC the VC, your increasing your demand. Could be over 760/1110, your PSU cant supply a steady power. could be failing as well. When you OC a CPU and a GPU, its really increasing your needs. I would turn off the OC on the CPU, and see if that changes anything.
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    voltage on a 5850

    could be PSU as well, depending.
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    Asrock x58 deluxe and high BCLK?

    im on the road for work, so i cant answer fully til the weekend...on the memory settings... the ram is OCZ, but not sure model, its triple channel. its 20 multi. I have a corsair 850W Psu.
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