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    Any of the cool new Maxwell 2 anti-aliasing modes (DSR, MFSAA) work with Maxwell 1?

    As above. While I know the conventional answer is that the 750 Ti doesn't have the horsepower to do it, that really only applies to modern games. I play some relatively ancient games, that would have no issue with quadrupling (or more) their resolution and result in no performance difference...
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    nVidia to skip GeForce 800s, go straight to 900s?

    So says this source. I gotta wonder, though...why don't you just make '10' louder? Make 10 be the top number, and make that a little louder?
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    TrueCrypt no longer supported?

    Tried to access the TrueCrypt site, today, and it now states: Uhhhh...wow. Anyone know what's up with that? I can't find any news on the TrueCrypt developer(s) giving up - would have thought that would be front-page news SOMEWHERE...
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    n00b-tip: Don't set up multiple workers unless you REALLY need them!

    So I thought I was being clever, and set up a distinct worker for each of my GPUs in my system, with a batch file (distinct command prompt) to kick off each one. It worked well! One GPU was plugging away at nearly 400 khash/s, the other around 300 khash/s, I check my numbers in the pool and...
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    Q: Will mining on a GeForce 750 Ti be bottlenecked by a PCI-E 1x slot? A: Yes!

    For those wondering... Ran a few hours of testing with a new GeForce 750 Ti on two different slots on my mobo. Same cudaminer config, same (slight) overclock. In a PCI-E 16x slot that runs at 1x, the card was averaging ~200 khash/s. I did try a LOT of different configurations for this...
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    Sooo...seriously, at 60w, when are we getting a single-slot 750ti?

    Has anyone heard or seen of one? It *should* be easily possible, but all the manufacturers seem to be sticking with dual-slot coolers. Frustrating! I want to STUFF MY SYSTEM FULL OF THESE CARDS! Only have a couple double-wide PCI-E slots, though. :mad:
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    So now that mining has its own forum, can we get a 'beginner's how-to' sticky?

    There are some links in a few threads here and there, but I'm not really finding a good "how to" that is any newer than 2011 - so missing a lot of the advances in CUDA-based mining (for instance). Such would be welcome!
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    How "idle" does a system have to be for SSD garbage collection to work?

    Say I have a C: drive that is an SSD, but a D: drive that is not. I've installed Folding @ Home on my C: drive, with the data files for it (the things that are constantly read/written...working area, logs, etc) are configured to be on the D: drive. Assuming I've locked the Windows desktop...
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    Good 120mm x 38mm fans for push/pull on radiator

    As above - I'm looking to replace the Scythe S-FLEX fans I'm currently using on a Corsair H70, and since I have plenty of room in the case, am thinking about 38mm fans instead of the current 25s. Options I'm trying to get more data on: SilenX 120x120x38 Yate Loon 120x120x38 (low) Other? I...
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    Hot: eVGA GeForce 480 for $250

    On the 'egg That's about $100 off what it was earlier this week. Feel like GeForce 570 performance for 560 price?
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    Assuming a person is really handy with vectors in PS...what 3d software to learn?

    So I'm pretty handy with Photoshop CS5, and use vector-based shapes for drawings...oooohhh...extensively. Manipulation of vectors, editing points and curves within vectors, etc. Lots of time in that. Lots and lots and lots of time. VERY good at it. So I wanted to try my hand at making a...
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    Application to practice line drawing with Wacom tablet?

    I have a Wacom Intuous, as I do a lot of design work...mostly layout, and work with vector shapes. And painting touch-ups of things (which the tablet does a great job allowing for a more 'organic' look to modifications). However, I'd love to be able to draw on it...and I really can't. Never...
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    Can someone confirm the phone # for SOE support for me?

    Got a real weird email saying my credit card had been billed for Everquest 2, which I don't have an account for. In fact, only the last few digits of the credit card were visible, and they weren't a card I had. When I went to the SOE site, I found a phone number to call...now, the thing...
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    Solution to Corsair H70 (maybe others?) buzzing/clicking noise

    So, I'd installed a Corsair H70 a while back, and was doing alright with it, but wanted to improve performance some. I had the bump mounted in the back of my case with my case's standard rear fan blowing over it (it's an Antec 300, so one of the Antec three-speed fans). I wasn't really happy...
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    80C *too* hot for Sandy Bridge?

    Using a Corsair H70, which I guess I'm not TOO over-excited about. Anyway, running an I7-2600K at 4.4ghz on all four cores, about 1.4v to the CPU*. Currently, my hottest core is 77C (Folding @ Home maxing it out all day), but Core Temp reports that it's peaked at 80C. Must have just been...
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    L.A. Noire, with all DLC, for $25. Worth it?

    Looking for a quick opinion, here, since Steam has a 'complete edition' on sale for 50% off today. The setting SOUNDS interesting - wife and I are huge fans of that era. The 'Nero Wolfe' TV series one of our favorites, fans of the 'hard boiled' detective novels, etc. So...how is the...
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    Elder Scrolls games...much has changed, but...much remains the same!

    Some conversation in another thread led me to some really cool Youtube videos. A Dark Brotherhood quest in Daggerfall Particularly awesome bits: - Fast travel interface (begins about 21 seconds in). Love that dialog box - if there was that much depth to it in the newer games, rather than...
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    So apparently Morrowind and Cyrodiil are already IN Skyrim?

    Linkage to discussion IMHO, the most likely reason for that - especially the gate to Morrowind - is that this is a candidate for DLC. Those who've played Skyrim know that fairly significant events have happened in Morrowind recently to the period of time Skyrim is set in, and the effects...
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    Skyrim lockpicking - PC vs consoles

    Question on this. On the PC, lockpicking in Skyrim feels...oddly implemented. That is, there is an option for turning the lock with hitting either 'A' or 'D'...but there doesn't seem to be any reason to. You touch the button, the lock immediately starts turning. Let go of the button, lock...
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    Thief characters in Skyrim...how the HECK do you kill a dragon?

    As above. So I finally gave up trying to play a combat character in the game (WAY too boring), or a mage character (WAY too powerful), and went with a thief. I guess I liked Deus Ex: HR a lot, so the sneaking around...hiding behind rocks after sniping an enemy at range almost holding my breath...
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    Someone convince me that a Skyrim melee-oriented character is interesting to play!

    As above. So far I've created 3 characters in Skyrim, and got them up to level 4...roughly a short point after killing the first dragon... ...and I can't tell you how boring it was to do as a melee character vs magic characters. Of course, the magic characters feel ALMOST unbalanced...
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    So you want to make Skyrim better looking?

    First off, in the UI, make sure to click the 'Advanced' button and enable the more advanced features, there. FXAA, for example. Next, you'll want to tweak some .ini file settings. The Skyrim .ini file is located in the folder: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\SkyrimPrefs.ini...
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    Textures in Skyrim are fail to accomodate consoles

    Soooo...is that a rock...? Dirt? Or a tree stump he's sitting on? Screenshot is using 'ultra' quality on the PC, so should represent the absolute apex of graphical quality in Skyrim. It's...uhhh...kinda ugly.
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    P67 to Z68 without OS reinstall?

    I currently have a rather cheap (cannot SLI) P67 mobo, and I was thinking of switching to a Z68. Cost isn't particularly a problem for the project, but time is. I really don't want to have to go through the hassle of an OS reinstall, re-installing and re-configuring all my various apps, etc...
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    eVGA just dropped something impressive - dual 560 Ti on a single card

    Linkage That adds another card to the pile for nVidia solutions that can do 'surround gaming' on a single card. Can't imagine what the power demands of this thing are, though...yikes! EDIT: Ah, a review of the card. Yeah. Power consumption. Ooof! Less than SLI'd 560 Tis, but boy it...
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    When combining turboboost with an overclock, does one core usually go higher?

    On the Sandy Bridge chips, you can set core multipliers for each core based on usage of 1 to 4 cores...IE., 39/38/37/36. I assume most, when overclocking, overclock with all cores set to the same speed? Or do people try maxing out one core...then two cores...then three cores, etc...
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    For those looking for 'scary games' for Halloween...

    Steam is running a 'Halloween' sale. Looks like this is already posted over in [H]ot|Deals, but I know many don't regularly tread over there. Basically, lots of horror/suspense or otherwise 'scary' themed games are on sale. Up to 75% off on some (for example - Bioshock, which for some...
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    How does turbo boost interact with hyperthreading?

    As above. Motherboards for Intel's Sandy Bridge chips have BIOS options to set CPU multiplier per core usage levels. IE., 39/38/37/36 - when only one core is in use, multiplier is '39'; when two are in use, multiplier is '38; etc. Question is - how does this interact with...
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    Finishing the Deus Ex: HR soundtrack?

    Brent mentioned in another thread the song that appears in the DX trailer - 'My World' by Transmissions. That got me thinking about the soundtrack overall - it's very good, but it's very short. So, in an effort to "finish" it... The base soundtrack comes with the 'Augmented Edition', and...
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    Need an X-Fi replacement without mode switching

    After years of dealing with the poor support of the X-Fi's mode switching with a multi-user environment (first on Windows XP, then on Windows Vista, and still atrocious support on Windows 7), I'm really just tired of it. I've seen a lot of new cards coming on the market recently, though, so...
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    Weird problem with GTX 560 and PhysX (I think) in Batman:AA

    So I've been playing through "Batman: Arkham Asylum" for the first time, and periodically the game performance just PLUMMETS. From a steady, smooth game experience to low-single-digits. USUALLY this only happens when I need to re-start a checkpoint...I think it's only once happened in the...
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    So 'Shattered Horizon' is actually cooler than expected

    I think I'd held out on the game for the longest time, as the idea of just a handful of maps, few game modes, and a single gun kinda put me off it. Dunno, seemed too...simplistic? It's been getting updates, though, I guess. So I took a leap of faith (it sure did LOOK nice) and picked up the...
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    Performance problems with HDD in system

    I'm seeing some performance problems with a Western Digital 1.5tb Caviar 'Black' drive I have in my system - a WD1501FASS. See below: I'm thinking that the latency spikes (highlighted) would not GENERALLY be a problem, as I've seen them in browsing around other HD Tune results on the...
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    Can I disable 'onboard PCI bridge' on an Intel P67 motherboard?

    As above - it occurs to me that I have *no* PCI devices on the system. At least, I think. Now, back in the day, I recall that many other things ran on the PCI bus - IDE ports, USB ports, etc. Is this still true on a P67 system? I would have assumed not - I'd think everything I'm using...
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    Stock GeForce 560 Ti fan kinda loud at 60% speed...solutions?

    As above. My card is ALMOST stable at 1000 core / 2000 shader, but I need to run the fan at 66% to do this. (And it's stable for a few days, but will eventually crash - the heat is kinda high, though). I'm sure I could get it stable at those clocks with 70% fan speed, but...ugggh, already...
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    Any way to tell what PCI-E maximum payload size is?

    My BIOS has a number of options for PCI-E maximum payload size - 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, etc. And 'auto'. Which is what it is set to now. I'd like to try making some changes to this (attempting to resolve annoying sound stutters/skips on an X-Fi), but...well, I have no idea what value it's...
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    Using Readyboost in mix of SSDs and Spinners to improve game load time?

    The recent reviews that have appeared on the Z68 chipset have had me thinking about drive caching, and specifically (since I don't have a Z68 mobo), software/OS implementations of it. Readyboost came to mine. Now, I haven't given it much thought in the past, as I have SSDs in my system...
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    Sooo...does Cat 11.5 fix the Photoshop bug?

    In the "known issues" in Cat 11.4, we see: (To be read as 'will not work in any mode but the most basic setting'). This was also in Cat 11.3. It's not mentioned in the 'resolved' list in Cat 11.5...but it's also no longer in the 'open issues' list. So...is it resolved? Or did AMD...
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    Since video cards have moved away from the hamster-cage blowers...

    ...I'm trying to figure out. Do the exhausts in the back now act as *intakes*, rather than *exhausts*? IE., in a card like this, it's pretty easy to see what's going on. The blower is sucking air in from inside the computer, blowing it through the HSF fins, and thus the vent on the back is...
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    Nothing between a Geforce GTX 560 and 570? Really??

    As above. Looking at the specs and details of the two cards, it's just...weird. Geforce GTX 560 = $250 Geforce GTX 570 = $350 ($100 difference with nothing in that slot?!) Geforce GTX 560 = 30a on +12v Geforce GTX 570 = 38a on +12v (my PSU does 34a on +12v, so...shouldn't use the...
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