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    AMD displayport problem?

    Hi I had this problem with my HD 7970. The solution was getting new display port cables http://www.accellcables.com/collections/cables/displayport I ordered the cables at Amazon.com. I did the same for the XFX 290X with display port 1.2 cables. I hope this helps...
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    will my 980 do Ok at 2560x1600

    I just made the jump from crossfire 290X to a single Titan X for my 2560x1600 monitor myself. It's been pretty smooth with pretty much all my games I am playing with everything at maximum settings. If you can wait a few months, go to the 980 TI over the 980. But I also hear people who buy...
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    So do MMOs just steal your life away

    MMOs have addicting properties integrated into them. Kill X mob for X relic item to make your character stronger. I played a good deal of WoW when it was out. Enjoyed meeting new people from around the world. Playing different classes etc etc. But once you graduate from the University, things...
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    Want to Run 4k Suggestions On GPU?

    I am also jumping to 4K myself. I got these XFX 290X DDs for my 4K upgrade. Still no issues with my current 2560x1600 setup. I'll also be jumping to the X99 chipset this September. Also just a friendly reminder, Nvidia 880 will be released in September. I don't know when the AMD "R390X" will...
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    I just uninstalled dota 2.

    When you're around a toxic environment, it's best you leave that environment. Last thing you want is to incorporate internet behavior with real life/world behavior. You did the right thing. People don't want to around someone that is constantly hostile.
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    GTX 880 and 800 Series to be More Powerful But Cheaper than the 700 Series

    WHAT? My old 8800 GTX was significantly faster than my old 7800 GTX at high resolution gaming.
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    290x Causing PC to Lock-Up/Freeze

    Well, you did updated your power supply and it does have 62.4A on the +12V line. Not sure if it's single or multi rail. I had issues like this when I upgraded from a GTX 7XXX series to the GTX 8800 series with my Antec True Power back in the days. The solution was upgrade to PC Power and...
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    Strange Problem 290X

    XFX 290X DD here. I don't have temperature fluctuations like you're exhibiting. I do get a spike when I switch from regular to full screen but it dies down quickly after the initial switch. Using 64-bit Internet Explorer 11 with Windows 8.1. Also, no spikes in VLC player 2.1.4 64-bit.
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    Buy EVGA 780 Ti then Step Up to 790 Or Wait?

    First wait to see the reviews before you purchase the 790. We don't even know if it's true about the 320-bit video card. For all we know they will release two 780 Tis with 6GB of VRAM each :)
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    Is Physx a factor in games anymore?

    I remember in batman it was really good. But it dropped my FPS to 50% and I had to disable it. But it was never a factor in my decision in purchasing a video card. The Force Unleashed series really spoiled my with their nice physics, made me realize GPU physics isn't all that great.
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    Upgraded 7970 to 290x now Realtek Audio always unplugged.

    If the onboard audio died on you. You can always get a Creative Titanium HD (or the Z series) and enjoy high quality audio ;)
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    Upgraded 7970 to 290x now Realtek Audio always unplugged.

    Hi Tanquen, Did you try doing a total reflash of your BIOS with the reset flags for the DMI reset? I don't know if this applies. But I always reformat when I install a new video card. It usually solves some OS/Game issues that I have when I get new hardware. Also, aside from the lack...
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    Why did prices rise on HD7970/R9 280X?

    It's the high demand from the miners. It's nice to see that my old HD 7970 still has some value after all these years :) Once the demand dies down the prices will come down.
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    Asus 780 GTX OC Crashes Shuts down Computer

    You have a bad video card/powersupply (not enough AMP to the 12+ line)/bad pci express 1 X16 slot. Did you try moving it to PCI Express 2 X16 slot. You did a clean install and ran the system at default speeds and get the same results. You might want to focus on the power supply and pci...
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    Getting terrible fps in BF4, time for a new card?

    At that resolution you need one top end card from either AMD or Nvidia would do. GTX 780 or R280 (or R290X with aftermarket cooling) series would do.
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    Are the price drops from Nvidia enough to make you go Nvidia rather than AMD?

    To be honest I kinda have mixed feelings on this. I do want more FPS at 2560x1600 so the 290X is something I am considering 512bit, 4GB of VRAM and DX 11.2. But I need two of them, that's the problem. So I will wait for dual GPU version of the 290X. But the problem is, people say the exhaust...
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    Time table on X99?

    You're in the same position as I am. But I want native USB 3.0/PCI Express. I have USB 3.0 support with the NEC chipset and Serial ATA 3.0 support with the marvel controller. Both are considered bad. I am just using the intel USB/Serial ATA controllers only. Hence why I have to wait for the...
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    HT off for BF4 = amazing smooth performance!

    I disabled hyper threading when battlefield 3 came out and never re-enabled it. Just wondering if core parking still needs to be disabled for better performance (they're probably disabled because I have hyper threading off. But you might never know)?
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    Need to choose GTX780 / GTX770 / 280x

    Battlfield series? Yeah AMD 280X for you :) No issues on my end with two 7970s in crossfire with VSYNC off (Windows 7 64-bit).
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    Do AMD / ATI Drivers really suck??

    Not at all. Still using the original 7970s from sapphire at day one (granted I did remove the factory TMI and replaced with IC Diamond 7). Working great! the only problems I had with crossfire wis Tera online and Darksiders 2. Not sure if those issues got fixed because I just completed...
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    Time table on X99?

    Last I read it was still Q3/4 2014. There was a demo of the chipset with DDR 4 on display at (IDF?) a recent intel expo. I'm still on my 980X. It's not terrible by any means. But I do want to upgrade myself. I am interested at Serial ATA 3, USB 3.0, and PCI Express 3.0. I already have two...
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    Monitor turns black while watching videos, whats the issue?

    Uninstall the video card drivers reboot. Uninstall adobe flash with their adobe uninstaller http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#main_Download_the_Adobe_Flash_Player_uninstaller Reinstall your video card drivers reboot. Install the latest flash plugin...
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    Anyone still use CCleaner and similar applications?

    Been using CCleaner for years. Can't complain. Best cleaner I have ever used.
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    Final Fantasy XIV Official Release Thread

    Is this a legit e-mail address "[noreply@xmail.eu.square-enix.com]"? Because I am getting e-mail from that address. My old e-mail from square was "[noreply@xmail.square-enix.com]" . So I don't know if I should delete the .eu.square-enix e-mails or keep them. I assume I am getting EU e-mails...
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    Final Fantasy XIV Official Release Thread

    Fixed! You need to make a new profile for ffxiv.exe and the issue is gone and the benchmark is working flawlessly in crossfire. I am using optimize 1x1 instead of ARF friendly (causes strange flickering).
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    Final Fantasy XIV Official Release Thread

    I'm getting some strange hitching when I run the benchmark at 2560x1600. I don't get any hitching at 1920x1080 or below, only at 2560x1600 it starts to hitch. Crossfire is disabled at the moment and I am running the new 13.8 betas on my HD 7970s. Anybody got any ideas what it could be?
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    AMD Catalyst™ 13.8 Windows® Beta Driver (8/1/2013)

    [/LIST]http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-8WINBetaDriver.aspx Installing now. Lets get some user feedback!
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    video card question

    If you're trying to squeeze as much life as you can out of a video card you might as well get the GTX 780. Just save a little bit more for next month and get it :) But there is also DX 11.2 card coming out next year :/ decisions!
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    Do You Need 4K HDMI Cables?

    Very noticeable! You have to see those demos at that the Sony 4K TVs. Granted my old 55 inch 1080P wasn't that great to begin with. But the 4K with 3D is pretty amazing. I thought 3D was a gimmick till I saw it myself.
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    Final Fantasy XIV Official Release Thread

    There is a UI editor in the options menu. You can move them around.
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    Intel i7-920 x58 vs Haswell @1080p and above - Still no urgency to upgrade?

    But the X99 at late 2014? I cannot resist any longer!
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    [VC] AMD Radeon HD 9000 Series Launching in October?

    Sapphire still makes reference design for ATI/AMD video cards?
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    Should Online Jokes Be Criminal?

    I really don't know how to respond to this. There are crazy people out there and there are people who have "dark" humor. I feel if there is clear and present danger people should be punished for it. But how can you tell from a "joke" to a real threat from text?
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    Do You Need 4K HDMI Cables?

    Son of a bitch! I just order these http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666480655 for my Sony XBR-65X900A. But these old HDMI Cables are three years old too.
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    Creative Sound Blaster Z Initial Impression

    The best thing to do is buy it at a local store and see (more like hear) it for yourself. If you don't like it, you can always return it :) Audio is subjective and people have different taste on what settings they like. I got a friend who is constantly screwing around with my cars equalizer to...
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    Creative Sound Blaster Z Initial Impression

    I ordered my ZxR at amazon one month ago. It has not exhibited anything like audio drop outs or popping noise. It's "functioning" fine, but the special audio effects and enhancements are not working. The vocal audio from the ZxR sounds like "Radio FM" quality audio. I don't have the clean...
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    Creative Sound Blaster Z Initial Impression

    Hi spaceman, When I switch to stereo mode I lose all audio. People at the creative labs forums exhibit the same issue that I have. Only headset mode is functioning. I tried moved it to the different input jacks on the card but I go no audio from them. Even at the 5.1 testing mode on the...
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    Creative Sound Blaster Z Initial Impression

    Yes absolutely no problem. Unless you have a strange aftermarket VGA back plate that protrudes outward.
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    Final Fantasy XIV Official Release Thread

    I really enjoyed Phase 3. When I started playing other classes and started to notice a lack of quests seems very troubling to me. I don't know if I will have enough quests if I want to play three or four classes to max. I had to travel to uldahn to do my lowbie quests.
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