Interesting. But at that rate if I'm taking the cooler off, I may as well just spring for the waterblock and do it all in one go.
I should mention, it is even more surprising that i hit temps like this because of where the computer is. It is in a basement with very low ambient temps.
I recently attempted to bump up the clock speeds of my 7970 but I own a reference design MSI card. I left the fan speed on auto simply because the sound is almost unbearable at anything more than 50%, and I was seeing at least 80*c at load. Is this normal?
I will be watercooling some time...
Has anyone used them? They're decent looking with the CF accents and I like how they come in packs of 6 for cheaper. I'm planning my first WC build and I don't want to buy garbage.
I'm talking about these...
Great videos man. I was actually looking for something like this. I'll be putting mine together sometime in the next month and it will be my first build. Definitely helpful.
Also, Reality, I like the idea, but as far as aesthetics go, it really varies from person to person.
Yes, the fan speed controller on the 650D is awful. I had mine fail in ~6 months. Fortunately i did not have any issues with noise after I swapped the fans over to the motherboard, and i noticed it before my pc overheated.
I think they are taking a while simply because the amount of people with xfire are very slim compared to people with just one card. I am not by any means saying this is smart, because it is anything but that. I am running one card and haven't had an issue with my 7970 yet.
It seems like all that I am seeing is people whining about the 7970 being too expensive. While i agree that it is, both options are at this point.
This is the part that bothers me, however. If Nvidia has released a card that performs almost identically to AMD's solution for this generation, and...
Picked up my 7970 brand new for $500 on thursday last week. I'm totally fine with it. now 7950 owners on the other hand... i would feel crappy about. I had one that was malfunctioning so i got rid of it and went for the 70. If i hadn't, I would be trying to dump the 50 asap.
Has anyone tried out this car yet? It's the cheapest on newegg right now.
And i am wondering about the warranty? on their site it says that all cards have a 2 year warranty, but newegg gives you the option to spend an extra $60 for the "extended 2 year." Is that for a warranty through newegg?
That is pretty lame... and is chasing me away from the 590. Effectively it's the 1.5 580 in sli with less shaders/ equipment. Ugh, this wait has got me by the balls here. I guess if i can wait like 10 days I'll probably be satisfied.
I think i understand that putting two 3gb cards still only limits you to 3gb of usable vram.. right? If that is wrong please correct me.
Now my confusion comes in with the GTX 590. It is labeled as a 3gb card, but from the assumption above, and considering that it is 1.5gb per core, is it...
It's hard for me to want to go red again. I have been out of the game for a while and then built the machine I am on now. I bought a 7950 that wasn't even stable at stock clocks. I am not saying that AMD is garbage by any means, but after being out of it for a while, that was a terrible first...
right but doesn't the computer still technically use all 3gb because it is being streamed through the same pci-e port?
I am still bouncing around my options, but I would like to go green this time around. Didn't have great luck with my 7950. And under your logic, isn't keppler rumored to only...
Consider that I could get either a GTX 590 for the same price as a 7970, but the 590 would be slightly used. Which would be a better idea? I don't care about temp/noise. I am only using one monitor at the moment.
My real question comes into what happens in the future. If i plan on doing a 3...
this. If their card really is so incredible, why not show it? It is most definitely a scare tactic. and a cheap one at that.
Don't get me wrong, I am not voting red either, I just think all of this waiting is a bit stupid.
go to your power saving settings, go to advanced, and find the PCI-Express tab. turn it off. I had similar problems and it fixed some of them.
Sapphire 7950 OC. I would have 3d mark crash. Now it doesn't. But bf3 still does:[
I am kind of stuck right now. I currently have an ASUS VH242H and don't know which route to go. With the amount of cash i have right now, I could get rid of the asus and grab a nice 3D monitor, or i could keep it and get two more matching monitors.
I really only game on this machine, which is...
I don't think that case manufacturers have info that reaches that far into the future. I would guess that they just give you that headroom for the most extreme possibilities and to ensure the case last a long time and goes without the need for replacement.