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    HD 3870 to FireGL?

    I know previous gen cards were capable of being softmodded and could then run on the FireGL drivers, allowing for full support of OpenGL and what not, which is vital to what I do... unfortunately... really whats going on is I have dual 3870s and they are brilliant with games but garbage with...
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    Anyone with a 3870 do me a favor??

    I have my wifi card between my two 3870s on a P5B Deluxe Wifi, works just fine.
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    x2 ATI 3870 or a FireGL/Quadro?

    Thanks for the info. I'll look into softmodding them I guess... Hope there's something out there! If anybody has any info on such matters, dont hesitate to mention it please :-)
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    x2 ATI 3870 or a FireGL/Quadro?

    I hate to blatantly bump my post... But I really need help on this... does anybody have any insight? Thanks again...
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    Laptop Video Cards: Im At Your Mercy!

    I just got a Lenovo T61p. It's 15.4" 1680*1050 with up to a 2.6ghz c2d. Mine is a 2.4 with 2GB of ram. The real selling point is a 256mb Quadro card. On a laptop, especially one of this size/weight, this is a thing of beauty. I took it to a LAN party recently and it kept up with the competing...
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    x2 ATI 3870 or a FireGL/Quadro?

    Ok, heres the deal... I use sketchup ALL the time. Im a Landscape Architecture student and use it for almost all of my projects. That being said, here's my dilema. I recently bought a Lenovo T61p with a 256mb Quadro card. It runs sketchup fantastically fast. After noticing this performance...
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    Trippy Apple G5 - PC Mod

    Not sure if you've ever used it, but you could use style XP (free download) and load up the Panther pre-made theme. makes your PC look all OSX-ish, even comes with the blue-line background that you always see in the stores :) There is also a program called Aquadock that imitates the launcher...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    sheesh...people are getting grouchy now :( Why does everyone think im running some huge high power system? itll be somewhere around 150 watts, 20-23 amps i think. anyway, i think that about sums up the usefullness of this thread. thanks for everyones input -Lucid
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    True that a laptop would be a easier solution, but i already have one of those :p If i can do this and its under the size of a current mid tower or so, and weighs less than 40 lbs id b content. no word as of yet from the Lithium Ion company, lil slow in their responses. And yea, if i can do it...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    Lmao, nice..... id be so stylin with that belt :p Interms of getting the batteries, i emailed a company that makes custom litium ion packs from panasonic cells. im sure they'd have some kind of charging solution for it as well. I dont know how much it would cost, weight, or how bi git would...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    Alright, after all that i think i could get about...45 minutes out of a 20amphour batt. If i can find a reasonable lithium ion battery that would do that, id be satisified. if not, then i scratch the project :D thanks for the help everyone, still have no idea how id wire it if i were to do it...
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    Custom Fan Grills

    80mm fan is 80mm accross. Take a piece of sheet metal, make an 80mm square. then cut out from the square any which way you like as long as the 4 corners are connected in some form or fashion :D Make sure you look at all the pre-mod ones if you have something more complex in mind, youd be...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    Yea, but i want an hour at least...not just 10-15 minutes :( very good idea though :)
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    ATM this is all acedemic, hence talking to all of you instead of just setting in and building it. Laptops are portable systems trying to be desktops, i want this to be a desktop that tries to be a portable. Anyway, in terms of power needs, ive calculated that with something simular to what...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    And just for the record, i already have a centrino 1.8ghz dothan Tablet, this is suposed to not be a laptop :D
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    Thanks for being thorough jpmkm, always appreciated :D As for litium Ion, why not? has to be some way to get those kinda batteries in the specs im talking, and they are easy to recharge in addition :cool: In terms of power usage, i saw an adapter that just nestles nicley into a PCI slot...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    And btw jpmkm, its not supposed to be practical or economical, just cool :cool:
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    how can my laptop run on a battery the size of two cd cases put together for 2-4 hours while a desky couldnt run for more then 10 minutes on something 10 times bigger...makes no sense :confused: When i ran on battery mode, i planning on only running vitals...(IE mobo, procc, ram, grfx, sound...
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    Pentium M Dothans on a 478 MicroATX board?

    Well then Newegg needs to fix their site, the dothans are listed as Pentium M 478's :rolleyes: thanks for the info though!
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    Pentium M Dothans on a 478 MicroATX board?

    I know people run P4M's on 478 boards, is the same possible with the dothans? im trying to make a portable rig and the need for less cooling is very attractive. Anyway, thanks for any input! :)
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    Pretty cool alternative to modular PSU's

    people have by killed by about 1/10th of 110v, all depends on how/where you get shocked. i was told if you unplug your PSU and leave it for 3+ days, the capacitators should be mostly if not completely discharged. that could also be untrue though :confused:
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    So is it totaly impossible, hard to do, or just not worth it? you can run a pentium M on a 478 board, someone has already done that so that would lower power needs. could run a PCMCIA HD, all that kind of stuff. and this would be substantially bigger than a laptop, just smaller than a desktop...
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    Battery Powered Desktop

    Has anyone around here tried it? could find ne thing about it on a search, but i was curious if it was possible to battery-power a desktop board with some creative electician work. Im curently in the planning phase of what i hope to be the ultimate portable desktop, with a relativley small...
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    Need help/ideas please . . . *pics*

    The PSU is mounted upsidedown...try rightside up? justa thought, prolly cant do that for some reason or another :p good luck!
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    x800 pro cooling

    thanks for all the input, looks like newegg is gonna get my business instead of the local frys...as they only have the older version of the zalman...they also only had on twinx 1gb pack of ddr 4400....for 370, which was almost 100 dollars more than newegg, so much for shopping :p thanks again...
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    what is pci express???

    Only mildly stupid dude :p dont worry about it. PCI-E is a new standard for graphics cards that is supposed to eventually replace AGP. The new generation of cards are the first generation to come in both AGP and PCI-E forms, and at somepoint we will probabley only see PCI-E since AGP is...
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    x800 pro cooling

    Not sure if i should post this here or in cooling, but seeing as most cooling topics are CPU-related, ill have a go here. Any sugestions for a good air cooler for a x800 pro? yea, i know, i wasted my money on a pro :rolleyes: but i couldnt find a XTPE for under 750 ANYWHERE, and the almost...
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    Cooling the beast...

    *slaps hardware labs* I was all excited too :( WELL THEN....moving on... Would that mean...3 BIX3's would get me roughly 5C water? 3 times the capacity, 1/3 the heat? seems logical :p Also, im planning on using the swiftech pump (this one ) Ne way, on to the power issues...
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    Cooling the beast...

    Correct me if im wrong... This is a 427 watt cooler....427 watts is about 1457 BTUs/hour (used googles unit conversion)...the Black Ice Xtreme II does 6270 btus/hour...isnt that WAY more than enough cooling? Same for the GPU/chipset cooling loop, even if i upgraded the GPU to 172 watts, thats...
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    Looking for a temprature monitor

    Chill with the bumps dood :p If you dont believe what your motherboard is telling you id say update your bios, i did and it turns it my board was saying the temps were nearly 9C higher than what they are in actuality. as far as i know the mobo temps are pretty acurate in most cases...so...
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    Cooling the beast...

    2370 Kcal/hour (9404 btus/hour) is not sufficent cooling? how about with 120 cfm fans? :confused: I guess another option is dual black ice xtreme III's...could probably work that out somehow... :cool: Wouldnt the dual loop option also help temps bc the water would already be well above...
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    Cooling the beast...

    Planning on the new 427w Domniator Pro for CPU, the MCW50-T from swiftech for GPU (i think thats the name of the cooler, 80watt TEC, i hear some people upgrade this to a more powerful pelt, any ideas on that would be awesome as well! :cool: ), and the swiftech chipset waterblock. the two...
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    Heat & Power

    Meanwhile, back on my post :p If i wanted to run the NEW dominator pro (437w, check it out here Would the Meanwell sp-750-24 be able to do it? If so, it sounds good to me :D Also, if i wanted to run the Dominator on the Meanwell, could i run a swiftech mcw50-t or w/e their TEC GPU...
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    Antec Sonata + Zalman Alcu or Thermaltake Silentbosst K8?

    I have the sonata, the zalmans liek 120mm or something and i have only like 10 or so cm of clearance round the socket, maybe less. i musing the MSI neo2 so it realy does depend on your mobo
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    Seeking help from 2.6C P4 owners...

    There has to be somebody on this forum who uses the 2.6C, right? anyway, any help would be much appreciated!
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    Intel to ditch Pentium Name

    Someone told me that all of the Intel brand names (such as pentium, xeon, itanium, etc along with the names of their architectures) are all the names of citys and towns in some state...oregon or neveda or somewhere...i 4get exactly...anyway, i think its actually true bc i know someone who has...
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    Seeking help from 2.6C P4 owners...

    i can run 2.9 w/o a volt (procc or ram) mod and w/o messing with the timings. with a small timing mod i can get 3.125 to boot...but thats about it. changing the volts does absolutly nothing...ive tried all the way up to 1.7 from 1.55. anyway, are there any owners who have some experience with...
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    Seeking help from 2.6C P4 owners...

    yea, i can also get 2.9 w/o voltage mods but beyond that its starts to fade a lil... :( ive seen people running the 2.6 all the way up to 3.8 or something ridiculous with some TEC/Water cooling...ne one with that wna tell me there timings and voltages so i can try it out?
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    Seeking help from 2.6C P4 owners...

    Hello all, i own a 2.6C and have been trying feverishly to overclock it. the fastest ive been able to get it to run stably at is somewhere areound 2.9ghz and was able to get it to boot @ 3.125...but that was boot and thats about it as it crashed after sitting idle on the desktop for awhile. i am...
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    Submersion : Project thinktank

    Someone asked earlier if the creator thought that using fans would do anything in this setup in the liquid itself...well one is that the pump is what is moving the liquid around and the fans would be much less efficent. secondly, axial fans burnout under the loads of moving just water, nevermind...
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