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    Monitor for photo/video editing?

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll take a look at that NEC when I'm back home from college.
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    Monitor for photo/video editing?

    I have a TN panel, but I need something with much better color accuracy, not to mention, higher resolution. (My XPS 15 with the 1080p screen has really spoiled me) Here is what I need: - IPS (best color accuracy/representation for the price) - 22"-26" - 1080p or 1920 x 1200 (Preferably the...
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    Wow, thanks!! I knew first and third one. The second is interesting as well, but the e-sata/USB BLEW my mind haha. Right as I read that, I grabbed my friends USB cord and tried it, then just stared at it in awe. He had no idea what was going on :p Same here. It's for at college or if I want to...
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    With a solid OC, I've been playing at 1600 x 900 with most high settings and rarely go below 30 fps, usually around 40 fps. I could play at 1920, but I'd rather a slightly lower resolution with higher settings than vice versa.
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    Though there seems to be a new issue... now my GPU WON'T stop working. It stays in 3D mode, causing the fan to spin up, slow down, spin up, slow down, every few seconds. One problem leads to the next... Edit: Scratch that. It just took awhile for it to downclock.
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    FINALLY! I uninstalled all of the Nvidia stuff, ran a driver sweep, then installed the 285.62 drivers instead of the new 290.53 beta drivers. Made sure to set Skyrim in the Nvidia control panel to use the GPU and it now works!
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    Update. Still haven't been able to fix it. I'm going to try another driver install, as the new beta drivers sure aren't helping me at all. I looked in the BIOS but couldn't find anything related to the GPU. Hmm, I'll have to give that a try. I'll try those drivers and see if ti works...
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    Where is Skyrim screenshot thread?

    Gionight, how on earth do you have such beautiful lighting on the faces? Those look AMAZING. Are we playing the same game? :p
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    I gave that a shot, just for the hell of it.... When I rebooted, it said the display wasn't connected to an Nvidia GPU.... this is just getting worse and worse....
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    Same thing.... Tried forcing the global setting to high performance, restarted steam (after a fresh install of Skyrim) and it showed it the first time. I closed out and went back into options and right back to the Intel HD.... oh man this is KILLING me.
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    Yepp. Tried that as well... It still only shows the integrated card under options. The only way I can even see the card is if I delete render info, skyrimpref.ini, and skyrim.ini... but it only shows it on the first boot and still won't use the GPU in game actually. I'm going to try a reinstall...
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    I don't believe so... how would I differentiate it?
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    Skyrim not detecting 525m on XPS 15?

    I was playing Skyrim and noticed I could barely get a good framerate on all low at 720p (I have the 1080p screen). In the launcher under graphics adapter all I can see is the Intel HD Series as the GPU. I'm running the newest beta drivers and even tried to force it to use the Nvida GPU in the...
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    XPS 15 temperatures too high?

    I'm running the i7 2630QM. Usually when I edit photos and what not (Photoshop + Lighroom) my CPU gets warm, say 60C, but not too much higher. However, I was just rendering some videos in Premiere Pro for less than 2 minutes and noticed my temps were getting high. Ambient temp is relatively...
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    Upgrade from 260 this weekend or wait a month?

    I missed it again :mad: I think I'm just not going to upgrade. Considering I'm only gonna be with my desktop for a month, then I'm abandoning it after fall break when I go back to college, it just makes more sense to wait until I'm home next summer for three months and I can get a better...
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    overclocking the qx9650

    Well on my Q9550 I can run 4ghz all day long, so I'd imagine you'd have no problem hitting 4ghz on that chip. I suggest you take a look at a post that's just a few below yours: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1198647 And some quick searches should yield you some possible settings for...
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    Help calibrating my XPS 15?

    I just ordered a Spyder3Express which I plan to use with the Color Eyes software. I understand the process of RGB calibration, 2.2 gamma, and 6500k temperature (for sRGB), but how do I go about setting the backlight of my display? Will the software help me know how to set it or am I missing...
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    Upgrade from 260 this weekend or wait a month?

    Oh I know. I meant that since my room tends to be a bit warm, cards that are already more prone to less efficient heating will do even WORSE in my room. I really like the deal on that Gigabyte one! Hope it comes back in stock soon! :D
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    Upgrade from 260 this weekend or wait a month?

    Oooo, that looks like a nice deal on the Gigabyte. If it comes back in stock at that price, I'm just going to get that! I've always stuck by EVGA, but that seems to be better than EVGA's offerings. I considered the 570 HD but the cooler (which doesn't seem to be as good) would not be good for...
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    Upgrade from 260 this weekend or wait a month?

    My 260 216 whines like mad, so that will hardly be different to me :p So much for a nice black friday price, I'm going to wait and see if prices drop when the new 560ti comes out.
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    Upgrade from 260 this weekend or wait a month?

    The 448 core looks incredibly tempting... I'm gonna see what pops up on black friday/cyber monday. I considered SLI and it's tempting, but I'd rather stick with a single card solution: A) My room already gets too hot from my current rig B) I use the side fan on my case and my current card...
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    Upgrade from 260 this weekend or wait a month?

    I want to get a new card, minimum 560ti. I was thinking about grabbing a 560ti during black friday or cyber monday, but now I'm not so sure. I need the card by December 16th. Should I just grab a deal during one of the two sales days or will something good come out of waiting possibly? Edit...
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    1080p 15" screen vs 1080p 24"?

    Woops. It was actually a 21.5" iMac. You are right about the 24" iMacs not being 1080p. It may just be my head playing tricks on my due to the physical size of the actual screen.
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    1080p 15" screen vs 1080p 24"?

    I have a Dell XPS 15 with the 1080p LED display which I use for my photo editing. In my school's studio, we edit on 24" iMacs with 1080p screens. Even though they are the same resolution, I feel like the iMac has much more screen real esate such as in Photoshop or Lightroom. Even though they...
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    One last upgrade to put some life back into my system?

    Thanks! I think it's really going to come down to prices on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I won't be even upgrading until I'm back home in mid November, but I'm just trying to get an idea now. I'd like to opt for the 570, but if the 560ti stays competitively priced, I think that will be a fine...
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    One last upgrade to put some life back into my system?

    At my resolution, is it really worth the jump from a 560 ->560 ti -> 570? They just seem like such small increments of upgrades.
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    One last upgrade to put some life back into my system?

    So between BF3 and Skyrim, I want my PC to eat through these games. I play at 1680 x 1050 and I tend to jack up the AA. Running a Q9550 at 4ghz solid, so I don't think it should be a problem. I tend to stick with Nvidia, but if there is a compelling deal, I guess I could switch to ATi. But...
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    Need helping finding a laptop to replace my desktop for college

    Headed to college as a freshman this fall. Here's where I'm at so far: Solid build quality, around $1000, good screen (preferably 1920), and similar performance to my current PC. I need to run Photoshop and Lightroom to edit my photography. Also, I want a relatively color accurate screen. I've...
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    BFBC2: considering upgrading

    That's what I thought. I figured a quad at 4ghz would be plenty! Some people here saying they get 100fps in mid battle... I wish! In REALLY heavy action, I've already dipped to the mid 30s for a second. It's those dips that are driving me nuts! I want a solid 60fps without dips.
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    BFBC2: considering upgrading

    Instead of starting a new thread, I'm going to post in here. I'm running at all high settings except 4xaa, low shadows, HBAO off, and medium for overgrowth, undergrowth, and water. Generally I get a pretty solid 60-70fps, but I do get dips into the 40s. Why is this happening, and why is my...
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    SLI GTX 260 or upgrade?

    I've been playing a lot of BC2 lately, hence the Q9550 upgrade, which helped TREMENDOUSLY. Now that I have the quad, I think it's time to do a (cheap) GPU upgrade. I'm only playing on 1680 x 1050 but I still can't max all the settings with 60fps+. I only want to spend in the $100 range. Will...
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    Q9550 temps too high?

    I do in fact have LLC enabled. I don't have any BSOD errors when running P95, it's just that Core 2 fails after a few hours. So far, no stability errors in my every day usage either.
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    Q9550 temps too high?

    Alright, so I have a near stable 4ghz overclock. Made it no problem through 8+ hours of P95. Howerever, Core 2 keeps failing in P95 after about 1-2 hours. Other than that, no issues. I already bumped up the VID from 1.29 to 1.31 and it still isn't passing the test. Any ideas?
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    Overclocking my first quad, Q9550. Goal 4.2Ghz, need advice

    How is the Venomous X? I'm between that and the Noctua ND-H14 at the moment.
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    BFBC2: considering upgrading

    I had the same question when I first started playing BC2 a month ago. Skip the GPU for now and grab a quad. I went from a 4.4ghz E8400 to a Q9550 at 4ghz and the difference is huge. Without changing any settings in BC2, my minimum FPS went from 35 to low 50s! Next is the GPU upgrade. CPU...
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    Q9550 temps too high?

    Well after about 8 hours of Memtext86, no issues to be found. So, wouldn't that mean the issue lies with my CPU? I might up the voltage a notch, but it's getting pretty warm so I have to be weary. I think I may be ordering a Noctua NH-D14.... :) EDIT: Looks like things aren't as good as it...
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    Overclocking my first quad, Q9550. Goal 4.2Ghz, need advice

    I would buy the H70 right now, but I'm afraid it's going to give me problems in my Antec 900. I've read that I have to take the side fan out, but the side fan is definitely helping my temps throughout the rig. Is it possible to externally mount the radiator?
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    Q9550 temps too high?

    Yeah, I already have it as low as it goes with 333mhz FSP strap to NB. I'm going to run a memtest overnight and see what comes up.
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    Q9550 temps too high?

    Well I just BSOD'd again after only 1 hour. Sigh. I missed the code on the blue screen but here is all I got after I booted back up. Anything useful in it? Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the...
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    Q9550 temps too high?

    I don't know. The BSOD was found by my brother since I wasn't home. I'm doing Small FFT's hoping that it will help me find the limit of my CPU, then I'll work on the RAM. And it was at 4ghz with 1.268v and a CPU PPL of 1.5. I upped the PPL to 1.6 and the VID to 1.275. I'm running the Small FFT...
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