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    Mass Effect 1 noob texture help, please

    No, I don't think so, but I'll try verifying the game. Nothing else has worked, but maybe that will.
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    Mass Effect 1 noob texture help, please

    I've searched all over the Web and nothing I've tried has helped. I recently installed the Steam version of ME1 on the PC in my sig and even though I have altered plenty of .ini file settings - which made the game look even better - and tried the original, on the planet Ferros after exiting the...
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    The "Official" 3930 OC thread.

    I'm just a little guy who likes to do stupid things with electricity, but maybe those who own a 3930 or better CPU can submit their OCing accomplishments. I will readily admit that most of mine have resulted in absolute failure. But maybe some other worthy warriors will fight on and publish the...
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    Recommend a good DX11 game?

    Interesting that you should mention this, since I just bought DA:O during the Steam sale and quite like it. And the older graphics look pretty good since - I'm assuming - they're using the same engine as NWN.
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    This may be a problem for the records:

    Just plugged my old Samsung 24" 1200p monitor in and Firefox is back to working properly. So it must have something to do with the interaction of the comp and the Viewsonic monitor, even though the resolution was reset for it. Weird.
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    Weird temp issue, please advise.

    I'm trying to find a way around this. At the first time I just had HWmonitor and ThemalRadar (in the background, and didn't realize it). Now when I just have CoreTemp running I never have an issue. It's only when I also have HWmonitor also running to show the other values that temps start to...
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    This may be a problem for the records:

    Native res is 1080P, which I'm running. And I only mention the SLI part because on two other monitors at the same res it appears as I expect. It's only with this combo of monitor and cards that things are different - also these cards and my old monitor displayed pages the same as other comps do...
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    some planetside 2 gameplay footage

    Hopefully this time around they'll use an engine that doesn't suck on even the most up-to-date hardware. I did enjoy the beta test, especially when I was shooting other players with a handgun via the stealth unit - sorry I can't remember its proper name - good fun though. Edit - I may have been...
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    Corsair H80 High Perf. Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    This seems to work great when I game. At non-stressed levels I run in the 40s or higher without OCing. But when I game it drops to the teens in temp. This may be a glitch that I'm working with since the cores seem to stay the same not matter what, but the CPUTIN changes dramatically.
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    Weird temp issue, please advise.

    Thanks, Raja, I'll see if this works.
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    This may be a problem for the records:

    I received a Viewsonic CD3225 for X-mas and it's behaving oddly on my computer - specs in the sig. When I use Firefox 8.0.1 pages do not display as they should. On some pages, chat or simply links are cut off, such as on SI.com. On CNN.com, for instance, my login info is removed from the right...
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    Weird temp issue, please advise.

    It happened again, while DLing my Steam holiday purchases. I wasn't doing anything else but reading Sports Illustrated when my temps jumped to 123C for the SYSTIN and CPUTIN in HWmonitor and the ASUS monitors. But after a shutdown and restart everything was fine, in a minute or two. I guess it's...
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    Question on H80 from Corsair?

    That's just stupid if you live in the northern hemisphere. The Arctic Circle is much closer and for most of us it doesn't involve an undersea cable connection.
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    Recommend a good DX11 game?

    Shit, Witcher 2 is only DX9? I would have thought they'd be at 10 at least. Stupid consoles. The shots are damn impressive though. I still haven't played the original, so I guess there's no reason to skip it just for graphics - that's good news at least. I don't know if Dirt is the right fit...
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    Corsair H80 High Perf. Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    That may or may not be the reason my CPU seems to be running hotter than it should. I'll check that out later: hint, I tightened the screws while it was vertical. Let's see if it makes a difference.
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    Update: I still can't get Thermal Radar to work, even though it did just a few days ago. That's just weird. I'll try reinstalling it on the morrow.
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    Recommend a good DX11 game?

    Yeah, I probably should have said I don't care a bit about BF or MW, no matter their iteration. Those are really the only constraints for this survey. I just don't care for them, unless MW stands for an amazingly revolutionary build or Morrowind. So take that as you will.
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    NM, I used the CD and managed to install everything, I think. At least I don't have a shitload of unrecognized devices in the Device Manager. Here's to hoping it works out, though I'm still confused why the CD worked and the DL files didn't. It may have something to do with Avast, though.
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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    Those are some scary slow DL speeds you've got, Raja, but that could just be demand after X-mas. It took several MINUTES to DL a few megs - it took me back to my dial-up days. Anyway, I've got a weird problem with the ASUS software. I originally installed 7 and the motherboard utilities files...
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    Need help with AHCI Intel Drivers on X79.

    I don't know if this helps, but I installed 7 with only my primary drive installed in the Intel SATA3 port, the top one. I had no problems. Then I went back and installed all the others drives and their drivers when necessary.
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    Recommend a good DX11 game?

    Since I just installed two nifty 580s I'd like to see if DX11 offers anything new and exciting compared to 10 and am looking for a game that not only looks good but is worth buying and spending time playing. I've got Arkham City, but with all the bugs reported I'm not sure that's the best...
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    Corsair H80 High Perf. Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    You could try needle-nose pliers to tighten them more, but that really sucks. It may at least hold you over if you have to order the parts or locate a shop in your area that carries them. While I have y'all here: what's a more reliable measure of your heat output in Hardware Monitor, the...
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    SLI not working, please help

    No, but I solved this problem by changing the power cords to the second card. You'd think a CM1200 with multiple 8x6 pins native would handle this without any problem, but it took a complete reinstall of 7 - which seems to be improving performance, so yay - then installing another power...
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    SLI not working, please help

    I installed a second EVGA GTX 580 on my system, but it won't allow me to configure SLI. I have the connector installed, which I've reseated already, but to no avail. I've tried removing and reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers multiple times, nada. There's no option to enable SLI in the NVIDIA...
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    Problem with Mozbackup restore

    Apparently the answer is to install and update Thunderbird. Don't ask me how, but once I did, everything worked out.
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    Weird temp issue, please advise.

    Well now it's just gotten weird. When I've used the comp, HWmonitor has lowered the CPUTIN temp to 19C (the cores are still in the 20s). Meanwhile Thermal Radar is at 25 for the CPU. I should note that I just played a game, then reviewed the temps. So when I actually use the machine...
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    Morrowind Overhaul 2.0 released

    Should I install this on my SSD or HDD? Specs below. I'm just curious since MW is a bitch on any system, apparently. I shouldn't say "apparently" since I've run it on several single core systems that were far better than what was available at release. I'll just say it didn't perform well then...
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    Is Cinematic Mod for HL2 series worth it?

    Finally DL'd all of it. Works like a charm. Great update. Now off to DL the Morrowind update. Interestingly, Part 2 has DL'd before part 1.
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    Question on H80 from Corsair?

    Ooo, that sounds a bit pricey. I can afford the liquid helium, but the servants that go with it, and the extra parts, may outpace my budget. I may have to rethink things. Perhaps nitrogen may be a better fit? It should use less slaves at least.Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Question on H80 from Corsair?

    I'm glad to hear that. Now, how do I install liquid helium? That would make it the best cooler eve.
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    GTX580 3GB availability

    They've been going for 569 for a while. I just bought my second.
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    Corsair H80 High Perf. Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    Thanks, I figured that out shortly after writing it with an solid application of logic. Good to know I was right. Is it possible to turn the screws too tight, without destroying the core and rendering it dead? I'm having some issues and can't decide if it's the device or the thermal paste - I...
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    Weird temp issue, please advise.

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this issue, but it's about cooling in some way, so here goes: I woke up today to find my computer, which had been DLing something all night and doing nothing else in a room in the mid 60s F, but Hardware Monitor and ASUS Thermal Radar both...
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    Prices of Ivy Bridge Desktop CPUs

    Are you old enough to remember when you could compare one company's chip with another's just from the name and numbers? Those were the days.
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    Is Cinematic Mod for HL2 series worth it?

    DLing now. 1 day, 5 hours to go... And this is on 20Mb cable.
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    Problem with Mozbackup restore

    Thanks for both. I'll try copying it. Hope it works for Thunderbird too.
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    Corsaird Vengeance 1600 runs at 1333?

    Yeah, I've had to move it back to 1333 after a failure to resume from sleep. So there's stability issues there to be worked with. But I got 32GB for $150 so even if it has to run at 1333 I doubt I'll complain.
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    SSD Question (general)

    Games don't have to be on the same drive as the OS. I think that's some myth that rose out of Vista's early release info. Or maybe it actually required it. But in 7, at least, you can put them anywhere.
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    Corsaird Vengeance 1600 runs at 1333?

    Thanks, XMP did the trick, though I had to change it to 100MHz instead of auto for it to boot stably.
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    Corsaird Vengeance 1600 runs at 1333?

    My new computer is working mostly great so far, but the RAM defaults to 1333 and when I adjust it in the bios it won't run at 1600. I'm new to ASUS boards, so maybe I'm doing something wrong. I just set it to run at 1600 in the bios - should I make further adjustments to the settings, or will it...
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