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    Best GPU for component video output?

    Just tried out kodi on my main PC - the software has come quite a way since the pre-camelot days. I've decided a ht-pc based replacment is the way to go as I can keep using an Xbox (360) pad for the interface that way - still beats a keyboard or remote IMO. I've a nice i5 based itx board/case...
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    Best GPU for component video output?

    I need a XBMC compatible device that outputs 480p component video for my old non HDMI TV. My trusty XBOX 1 has been doing the job for years but it's showing it's age now - I would like something with a bit more power that generates less fan noise. An Apple TV G1 seems like a good choice and...
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    Seasonic or NZXT?

    Thanks Jorona - much appreciate the feedback, I'll look into those!
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    Seasonic or NZXT?

    Hmm just got the heads up on the new be quiet! BN200 DARK POWER PRO 10 550W model. Another promising unit for £100....
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    Seasonic or NZXT?

    Time for a new power supply... After much research, I've narrowed my choices down to the following: Seasonic X-560 (£100) NZXT Halo90 650W (£93) (Super Flower Golden King OEM build) XFX 650W XXX Semi Modular (£72) (Seasonic SS-650HW build) The Corsair AX lines look decent too, but...
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    Thanks for the insight - I had a PSU fail a few years ago... Before I started buying decent PSUs I opted for a cheap no-name 500 watter for a new build. Within 2 weeks the PC switched on with a bang! Luckily nothing was damaged but that was the last time I skimped on power supply quality! Big...
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    No worries :) Reckon she's worth swapping out given the spec difference? The Seasonic is within tolerance (about 30a should be fine for my system) but I do worry it's going to fail on me unexpectedly and potentially caused damage elsewhere when it does. I use to rotate PSUs quite often, so in...
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    How so Dan? Looking at the badges I read that the other around? Seasonic: 12v 1 = 18a | 12v 2 = 18a (12v 432w max load) Antec: 12v 1 = 30a | 12v 2 = 30a (12v 540w max. load Please correct me if I've got it wrong. Thanks!
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    I bought this PSU 2nd hand 6 years ago, bundled with a lian li case. I usually buy a new PSU for a new setup, but this has been through 3 builds so far :) Regardless age this thing just keeps going - it has no trouble coping with GPU/CPU stress testing and has been rock solid despite running for...
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    Strange instability issue - time for a new PSU?

    Playing Darkness II on full settings no problem, but still getting this crashing every so often... Mostly during web browsing firefox... Have looked into it some more and it appears to be a TDR issue - the GPU stops responding for anything up to a minute, and then recovers. Sometimes I get a...
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    Strange instability issue - time for a new PSU?

    This card has been a major PITA for drivers - it's very unstable with some Catalyst versions IME. When I first installed it I was going to RMA as I couldn't get it to render any 3d at all! Only a full driver uninstall + driver sweeper and the latest catalyst suite would get it running OK. Are...
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    Strange instability issue - time for a new PSU?

    Hey everyone, My desktop PC has had intermittent stability issues since installing a new GPU last year (HD 6870, replaced a HD 5770)... What happens is the computer will hard freeze (no cursor response, unable to change lock states on keyboard), but if music is playing via foobar it will...
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Thanks very much Revdarian - that has worked perfectly! Mirrored the 2D clocks to 3D, on it custom profile so now at the touch of a hotkey I can turn modify them on for browsing or revert them to the default clocks for gaming :) Until the FF/Catalyst compaibility is fixed, this will do fine.
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Any suggestions on tools to modify the 3D clock profile? If I can set Core/Mem clock to mirror the 2D profile (100/150mhz) that that should sort it out as a dirty fix. MSI Afterburner has no effect for some reason...
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Must be a FF thing, have tried an old version 3 I still have installed and it's fine.
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Tried Afterburner mate, but can't get it to work...Pulled the sliders down to minimum, but according to GPU-Z it's having no effect on the clockspeed... Too bad Rivatuner is redundant, that was always good for this sort of thing.
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    T'is a shame if that's true Samuel as the plugins are still excellent and really set it apart IMO. That said, ATI's drivers are pretty bad ATM... I installed the new preview 3 drivers first to play RAGE (got the card yesterday), and 3D rendering was completely screwed! Could not load Furmark or...
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    I've recently replaced my GPU with a HD6870. Gaming/stress testing is stable, but I have a strange problem with Firefox... The fan is noticeably louder than my previous card, so the shift from 2D to 3D mode is easily heard as the RPM increases... I noticed a lot of whirring noise when...
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    Replacing Videologic Sirocco 2.1 system - any modern equavilents out there?

    Thanks for the link John. I'm a bit green since I've only paid £50 for the Siroccos 2nd hand - Looks like I will have to spend a lot to top it! Luckily, I have won another set on eBay for £50, not complete but will come in handy for spares when mine gives up the ghost. To anyone who finds a set...
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    Replacing Videologic Sirocco 2.1 system - any modern equavilents out there?

    Hey guys, I picked up a Videologic Sirocco 2.1 system a while back, and really like the sound. It uses high quality audax drivers and and an external amp which houses the speaker's active crossovers. The design works really well, sounds tight and controlled with the sub taking of the...
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    Misaligned partitions - how can I fix this?

    Thanks. You planning on doing a similar job?
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    Misaligned partitions - how can I fix this?

    Originally, I had Windows 7 running on the (mis-aligned) 1TB HDD. I create an image of my O/S partition using Norton Ghost 2003, and then installed the SDD drive along side my existing one. I partitioned/quick formatted it using the Computer Management applet, specifying the default 4096 cluster...
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    Misaligned partitions - how can I fix this?

    Fair enough - it's not something I'm worried about unless it's slowing things down a lot. I've heard too many horror stories when people mess with partition configurations...
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    Misaligned partitions - how can I fix this?

    I've just installed a new 40GB Intel SSD, looking into setting them up it's brought to my attention the issue of misaligned partitions. Using the correct procedures, I sucessfully have Windows 7 running on my SSD with 4096 per allocation unit and a 1024KB partition starting offset. While...
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    Windows 7: V-Synch stuttering in games

    Thank you Tawnos - your simple things first approach is something I've overlooked. One by one, I disabled my systray apps to see what effect they had on a game. I run nothing CPU intensive in the background, so I dismissed it as an issue. However, the last program I checked is called "f.lux"...
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    Windows 7: V-Synch stuttering in games

    Thanks for the advice, no joy I'm afraid... An interesting find using L4D 2 however... When I enable the FPS counter, every 2-3 seconds the FPS goes from a steady 55-60fps up to 100s. I cannot see an exact figure as it fluctuates too quickly, but it definitley hits triple figures when the...
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    Windows 7: V-Synch stuttering in games

    Been pulling my hair for the past couple of hours trying to fix this... The problem I have is, when v-synch is enabled in a game I get a split second sutter/jerk every 2-3 seconds of motion. The jerking is rhythmic, and effects every game I have tried on Windows 7 - ranging from old titles such...
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    Anwser = Yes :) Can't believe see that first time around! To be honest I've found the push-pull peg system mighty annoying on the whole, I much prefer AMD's retention clip approach. Airflow should see a big improvement now that the CPU air is being exhausted directly towards the exhaust fan...
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    Actually, thinking about it more are the socket 1156's mounting holes square or rectangular? I'll see if I can remount it 90 degrees counter clockwise, will work a lot better that way.
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    Well I have some caddie brackets, so mounting them in the 5.25 inch bays is no problem. You mentioned making custom sata power connectors... Can you explain this a bit more please? I got the case for 10 bucks (eBay auction, local pick up), but I'm going to see what I can do with this case...
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    I've also found some tiny (4 inch) sata cables on eBay, bought a couple :cool:
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    Kudos about the CPU fan direction btw... I hadn't really noticed that before, I've always had horiztonal mounted fans on my previous AMD rigs (exhaust from RAM side to rear case fan) so the vertical mounting threw me a bit. I doubt it can get sufficient airflow since it's so close to the (hot...
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    Thanks for the info guys, some decent points to take on board :) Swapping the PSU is a no-go however. It's a really decent Seasonic S12, so I'm not likely to get anything better... Plus, for some reason the damn 3 pin molex is stuck in the D2X soundcard above my GPU :mad: I can't for the life of...
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    I've had a look inside, and it's not very cable tidy friendly.... No room above the PSU and behind the motherboard tray (it's flush against the side panel). Still, I've used some spare cable ties to get is as best I can: What do you reckon? Worth going for the larger case?
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    So so to be honest... With 2 HDs and optical drives there's not a lot of room to hide the excess cable, and the PSU isn't modular.
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    Worth getting a bigger case for my new specs?

    I've recently upgraded to an Intel I5 Platform, with a GTX 260 GPU. At the moment, I'm using a midi-tower Lian-Li case. It does the job, but has gotten quite cramped with the new graphics card. I'm using 2 Zalman case fans and everything is running as it should - temps are reasonable for CPU...
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    LCD Repair Techies - Please Help!

    Thanks for the advice guys. I won't go pointing fingers, but it does look weird doesn't it? I've had a number of screens delivered over the years through the post and I've not seen anything like this. I'll take their word for it if they put in a claim though.... Back in the post it is then!
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    LCD Repair Techies - Please Help!

    Hey guys, A monitor I have just purchased used off eBay has arrived faulty (I'm guessing transit damage as seller insists was working before sent). The seller has agreed to return it for a full refund, but has also offered a partial refund if I keep it and get it repaired (hopefully under...
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    Nvidia - Running dual displays with 2d clockspeed mode?

    Fair enough, I won't bother then - thanks for advice.
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