I have a question regarding this mobo. Where do you put the memory sticks? The blue or the black slots.
The reason I'm asking is because if it's the blue ones, installing a corsair vengeance kit with some aftermarket cpu cooler becomes impossible (Venomous, Noctua D12...)
I have two powercolor hd3870 Built By ATI cards and both have powerplay and speed fan issues.
Powerplay issues tranlate to gpu clocks going down to 300 in the middle of games or not even ramping the clocks at all on certain games.
The fan speed issues translates in high temperatures (>90ºC)...
I have a samsung 226bw and the plastic of this thing scratches easily, but I use i-cleaner (the stuff to clean ipods) and it's very good for removing the light scratches and leaves your monitor really shining.
The only reason right now to nvidia release a new high end card is crysis, because there's no game that a GTX can't run on max detail.
Nvidia don't need to release a new card because there's no competition, they are only competing with theirselfs.
It seems you understanded my above post all wrong, I was beeing sarcastic.
But, mentioning the autodetect feature, as long as you have a 8800 card it automaticlly detect the very high settings, and it don't mean it is playable that way.
Just wait until you reach the ice levels, you'll see a significant drop in performance, but when you think it can't reach any lower you get to the final level and see your framerate to reach single digit numbers :)
The first part of the game have reasonable performance, but you can forget the...
I don't understand why this anti-ageia movement. Nobody forces them to buy the card.
The card is now very cheap, and if it brings more realism to the games, why not have one.
People invest hundreds of dollars building a computer but are too dam cheap to buy an ageia card.
Pass by the forum...
I have a physx card and it run that levels pretty god, but there's some ocasions that the framerate drops to the 20's. Running with a cpu is worthless because it don't have the power to process that amount of physics.
Crysis is a disapointment, it's a very short game.
It have good graphics, but there's no hardware to run that, so when hardware come out with enough power to run it, better games came out and we lost interest on crysis.
There's no point releasing a game that run like ass with existing...
I have the full version and it runs the same as the demo. You can forget Vista + DX10, the game runs like ass. Even if you choose dx9 mode with -dx9 command you still have worst performance than using XP.
Unless nvidia or microsoft release some sort of driver or patch to improve performance I...
Both revisions have resistors that can be an issue with the backplate. AR have two resistors and A1 have one. The easy and safe solution is to put a pad between the backplate and the board to avoid crushing the resistor and avoid a short circuit. I had that cooler on both revisions using this...
I bet it's the motherboard. My 680i crap out. One day I pressed the power button and the computer shutdown itself within 2 seconds, and never boot again.
I bought an asus maximus formula, and the performance it's amazing, and excellent for quads.
This is the most demanding game I ever tested. I thought I had a stable overclocked system, which ran hours of prime and never freeze on any game.
I ran this demo and my system freezed in less than 10 min. I had to lower my cpu overclock just to run this game. It's a true stability benchmark...