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    Hardware testing

    Thanks for the recommendations! I'll probably use both today :D Anyone else have recommendations? PS: I really need to update my sig... Lol
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    Hardware testing

    Hey guys! Sorry to bother with such a simple thread, but I'm looking to get updated information on good testing software. I used to use Orthos back in the day for memory/CPU stress testing, but I'm not sure if using that same program these days would be the best. I went to the sticky...
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    AMD Responds to R9 290 Series Performance Variance

    You are obviously trolling just for attention, and since we are calling people names, you are a disrespectful douche. I've been using this site as a my tech news source for years and that's because of the honesty and integrity of the site, Kyle, and the team. Sure there is money in adverts...
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    Am I just out of luck? Data loss...

    Tried pretty much everything suggested here with no luck yet. If no one else has any ideas, I may see about professional recovery solutions.
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    Am I just out of luck? Data loss...

    Hmmmm maybe I'll try different ports. It could be possible that Windows doesn't recognize it because of this. Any other thoughts are welcome!
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    Am I just out of luck? Data loss...

    Yes I tried RStudio with no luck. I don't think it's a seagate, why do you ask?
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    Am I just out of luck? Data loss...

    So here's the rub. I put a new video card in my machine. I took it apart (it's a microatx) and did alot of cleanup and re-ran cables and so on. I Put the machine back together and plugged everything in and booted up. Install new video drivers blah blah blah... I went later to load up a...
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    ^ Why I bought it! :D I'll look at a PSU update. I really feel like I replaced it, but I can't check ATM. Yes to the last sentence. I've been putting off the upgrade, and I'm thinking I'll try to wait it out until Windows 8 at this point. Get a good deal through my wife's school on...
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    If it is, these are the stats +3.3V@30A, +5V@28A, -5V@0.5A, +12V1@16A, +12V2@17A, -12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2.0A 2 6pin connectors. SLI certified.
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    This is true... I want to say no to this, but honestly, I'm not sure. It could be. I feel like I upgraded around the same time as when I got the 9600GT. I check it out when I get home.
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    Eh... At this point financially $500 is the far upper limit. I for sure can probably do like $150-200 for a graphics card. Beyond that, I mean spending $100 more (mobo and 2x4GB) to hit DDR3 8GB RAM isn't necessarily out of reach. Of course to my knowledge, this also requires a upgrade to...
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    True, however to utilize the 8GB I'd need 1) a new Mobo (current limited to 4GB), and 2) Windows 7. I agree that the vid card upgrade is a nobrainer. It needs to happen. I would hope that a 3GHz C2D would be good enough to be at or above system recommendations. I don't plan on trying to...
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    Problem with this is that I want to stay in my current case and form factor (MicroATX), which would mean less possible for used. My goal is gaming, but compromised by the form factor and HTPC limitations.
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    New Upgrade Advice - Finally that time

    It's been awhile since I've upgraded my HTPC... If it works for you, why change it ya know? Recently I purchased Skyrim and my system JUST squeaked by with enough performance to make it doable. I enjoyed the game and the visual experience enough, but I knew days for my current setup were...
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    Unigine Heaven Benchmark with DX11 Tessellation

    But at the least, it's still gonna be better graphically than if it was straight ported. Either way, dynamic or manual, we get better graphics. :cool:
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    Old People Don’t Understand Twitter

    All I have to say is that the last line of the clip is the best :D
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    Someone @ Apple Needs a Boot in the Ass

    Front page rant LOLZ! Totally frustrating for sure. That's why I'm buying a friends used iPhone after the new ones come on sale... None of the deficits of the Touch, and no AT&T contract! :D
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    I too am having mixed results with f4a. I didn't do a ton of tweaking, but my hope to hit a 400FSB by running the 1:1 divider seems to not be working. I too, cant get the computer to post above about 390FSB. I need to figure out what is holding the speed back. But that is gonna take a while...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    All I know is, I'm gonna be flashing my BIOS to the beta when I get home, and I'm shooting for a 400FSB bus for a 3.2GHz e6400... Thank you Gigabyte!! :D
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Just to go along with the whining... After hearing about the divider issue, and reading more so I understood what it means, I realized that I've been hitting the memory's wall, not my processors. Before, I was able to run ORTHOS for like 4 min before it would error out with the FSB@375. I kind...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    I couldnt quite get my Crucial's that high... I don't know what is up with them, but it's probably my PC building luck :p!
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Got some new RAM in the mail to replace the bad stick that I got. (Yea for Newegg Customer Service!!) One of the sticks wouldn't OC for nothing. But luckily, two of the 4 sticks I have max out at about 376FSB with only a slight bump up of the e6400 voltage (from v1.325 to v1.33) which in total...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    I tried but I couldn't seem to get two instances running. Is there a trick to that?
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    I can't seem to get it stable above 376FSB. I had to set the vCore to 1.34 or so. It seems no matter what I increase the vCore to, I get Prime95 errors when above 376FSB. But my goal was always to have a e6400 @ 3GHz Intel Core2Duo... so I'm very happy!!! Now I have to see about RMAing the...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Ok. At this point I have left it to <AUTO>, so how high should I raise it? BTW Temps when not under load right now are under 40C.
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Well, I'm doing the overclocking thing, and I seem to be having pretty good results, kind of. System boots into windows at FSB400 no problem. System shows a 3.2GHz proc. Now here's what is not right. Problem 1: CPUz seems to be reporting a core speed of 2400MHz and that number jumps to 3200MHz...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Good news... kinda. Got the system to boot to BIOS, when only 1 stick was in. In other words, I have a DOA 1GB stick of Crucial Ballistix DRR2-1066. Nothing ever seems to go smoothly with my builds... :mad:
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Well guys... right now I'm SOL. I always seem to be out of luck :( I can't seem to get the board to boot. It powers on fine, but with only MotherboardPower, CPU Power, RAM, CPU, and VGA (out the onboard) I get no screen (no signal). I tried with my PCIExpressx16 Radeon X1950PRO, without it...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    I'm so excited to build this tomorrow... I can't really contain it. I will post results on my build and my first ever OCing attempt hopefully by tomorrow night. This is going to be one bad ass system, nothing like OCed SFF that still runs cool!!!!
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Got mine in. Opened it up, and boy is she pretty :D !! I have optimistic news too! It appears that though the 7700 Zalman Cooler spills over the edge of the mATX board, it should still be in able to fit in a MicroFly case (which is great news for me). I just eye ball checked, but it looks...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Mine's coming in tomorrow. I work weekends so I'll be backing-up over the weekend in spare time, and building on Monday. I'll get it up and running and start the OCing process. It seems pvhk used EasyTune... do you all recommend that, or should I just try to jump in and bios tweak? AKA: I'm...
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    30 Days with Mac OS X @ [H]

    I don't understand this. On a PC, yes, the frugal in-the-know person will use OpenOffice, because they know it exists. But with out a "tech head" that knows of the availability of such programs, the vast majority of the general populace will buy MS Office (which is currently $121 on the egg)...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Oh the hell with it... I just order the GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard from newegg, and 2GBs of the Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 DDR21066 ram. Total with shipping = $342.69 - $85MIR for a total of $257. BTW: Someone tell me if I bought the wrong RAM modules... I'm nearly 100% these are the ones...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    So you are saying that this -> Crucial Ballistix 8500 <- is the kind that will work really well with this mobo? The reason I ask and don't immediately buy is because the product numbers on the gigabyte recommended memory PDF don't quite match with the number on newegg. This seems to be what you...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    I read his post, but being a complete noob with OCing, I wanted to ask specifically for opinions on E6400 with this Mobo and ??? RAM. I started buying components last fall planning to OC the Core2Duo in an mATX system (I do have a Zalman CNPS7700-CU to use with cooling in a MicroFly case). I'm...
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    GA-G33M-DS2R

    Hey guys... I've been waiting (as all of us have) for a decent overclocking Mobo. I had some money come in, and now I'm considering getting a Mobo and RAM. I would really prefer to get this motherboard over the Fatality board due to it not having IEEE1394 and that it hasn't had a good rep for...
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    Gaming mATX board FINALLY!

    I wasn't planning on spend $150 for a board, but this wait is killing me. I'd probably jump on this one if you guys find a price around $125 and this board OC's very well.
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    The Buyer's Guide: 6600 GT - 8800 GTX / HD 2900 XT - Performance and Technology

    Why the hell is this thread not stickied? It's not easy to find at page 9...
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    MATX P965 Boards

    This is a thread purely to update and keep subscribed to, so that the instant a p965 board becomes available, or info about one is made public we'll know it. I think I speak for many of us that obviously this is what we are waiting for. Please post in this thread any information about...
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