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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    yeah it wasn't v1.7, it went to that setting after I updated the bios, and refused to boot up thank god lol. am at work now so cant confirm what I set it at, think it was 1.3. at 4.5ghz. I ran far cry 3 in 3d vision and noticed a performance boost with that overclock. skyrim was still a...
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    ^ I use a fan for cooling, its a Zalman CNPS14X. when I say not very stable I mean it runs but some games crash out after a few minutes, this is when i over clocked to 4.5. at the moment I am trying some higher voltages but am not very experienced with overclocking so am being very cautious...
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    GTX 780 / CPU

    apologies, I thought I might get a different slant on it from the GPU point of view. will not go for the CPU upgrade for now. Delete thread Thanks
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    I'm playing skyrim, fallout 3, far cry 3 and witcher 2 (not played much yet). the Bethesda games perform the worse, especially in 3D vision. Far cry 3 isn't actually too bad, just stutters in some areas. I just finished tomb raider, which played very well but did have slight stutter in 3d...
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    yep it seems to improve performance if i push the over clocking, buts its not very stable. but as said it seems pointless to spend a load of money on an upgrade at this point. thanks for the advice
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    the one I have is the 2500K, I have it over clocked to 4Ghz at the moment. when i check the CPU and GPU usage the CPU is definitely using more power than the 780, sometimes its only a little more but in general it lags behind. i don't really want to upgrade if there is no point but I'd also...
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    GTX 780 / CPU

    I am currently running a GTX 780 with an i5 2500 but think I am experiencing a bottleneck in some games, and especially if I use 3D vision (am aware barely anyone uses this lol). I was wondering if an upgrade to an i7 3770 would show much of a performance improvement in this situation? I...
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    I am running a GTX 780 with an i5 2500 and am wondering if a CPU upgrade would help performance, especially in 3D vision. The general view seems to be that a 2500 doesn't bottleneck a GTX 780 but am wondering about this in certain scenarios, such as 3D vision use and games that seem to require...
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    GTX780 and Bethesda Games

    My situation with my set and Bethesda games up has been improved a lot by overclocking my Core i5 2500K to 4ghz, it surprised me the difference it made. there were also a couple of pesky mods causing slowdown, it took an age to find but that hi res book jackets one for Oblivion slowed down all...
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    GTX780 and Bethesda Games

    Thanks for the reply guys, I might do a few more tests and look into the CPU situation, either overclocking or upgrading it. My current spec is: - Asus P8P67 Pro Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Corsair 650 power supply Windows 7 (64 bit) EVGA GeForce GTX...
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    GTX780 and Bethesda Games

    I recently upgraded from my 580 to a GTX780 and am pretty disappointed with the performance I am getting on games like Fallout 3, Oblivion and Skyrim. I have done most of the tweaks and my 580 ran these games ok but on average settings. I was hoping with the 780 I could crank things right up...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    yeah it seems rare for people to actually want to do this lol. I didn't really want to go SLI but if that is better for 3D I would definitely consider it. To be honest I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of games that run in 3D with the help of Helix mods. Its such a shame that its not...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    Yeah I can understand that. I had to make a lot of concessions to get it working to my liking, one of the biggest things was sitting position in terms of headaches, changing the whole work area. Further back and my eyes were not so strained, but it is a hassle getting all the settings right...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    yeah getting into 3D wasn't a decision I took lightly, there was a lot of messing around but once I found the settings I liked I found the immersion factor worth the short falls, the difference between being in a game and watching it. The lightboost helps a lot with the darkness. my main...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    well eye candy wise I'm not looking to set the world alight but would like the 1920x1080 and fairly decent texture detail, think i'm most concerned with keeping the frame rate up for the 3D and for the graphics to be at least average. thanks for the help, I will look into the 780.
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    Upgrade for 3D

    I tried out 3D vision 2 to see if it would take and am finding I pretty much love it and will continue using. Problem is my GTX580 doesn’t cut it with the required 120 fps at 1920x1080. So am looking to upgrade but not go crazy, not into SLI or anything that advanced, so single card solution...
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    New Screen Advice - For Gaming

    So what would happen if I try and run a 120Mhz screen with my 580, would I just have to lower the refresh setting if it cant keep up? I'm thinking of getting a screen with the higher rate to future proof for when I get a new card in the next year or so?
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    New Screen Advice - For Gaming

    I need a new screen as my Hanns-G 28 inch has died on me. Problem is I am completely overwhelmed with the new features to look out for when buying a new screen. I mainly want a screen that will be good for gaming, with a very low response times as sensitive to that. Ideally i’d like to keep...
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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Performance & IQ Preview @ [H]

    i feel sorry for people that gave up after 5 minutes, however you cut it this is a great RPG experience. The performance issues don't effect it enough to warrant not playing IMO. the big intensive town areas are just a bit sluggish (smaller ones are fine), but as said it is not fast paced in...
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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Performance & IQ Preview @ [H]

    I got quite a big performance boost overclocking my i5 2500K to 4Ghz, stable so far. still not great in town areas but a lot better than before
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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Performance & IQ Preview @ [H]

    yep a have a sandy bridge set up (Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz), not overclocked though. its a shame it doesnt take advantage of all the cores. I might try and overclock it a bit and see if there is any improvement.
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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Performance & IQ Preview @ [H]

    Runs fine on my 580 with 1900 x 1200 res until I enter towns. lot of stuttering and sluggishness in busy areas, markarth is the worse so far, its playable but annoying. object fade seems to make the biggest difference to it but unfortunatly the game will look bad with it set to low, im not...
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    My Skyrim experience PC vs 360

    some people make out this game cant be played on the PC, the fact is it is great on the PC, and will probably get better with updates. works fine on my nvidia card, the menu thing isnt as much a big deal as people make out. you CAN hot key stuff, the mouse is useable and the navigation...
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    its not ideal that we PC users have to go through these tweaks everytime we get a new game but in the case of Skyrim I'm willing to overlook it personally, because its such a great game. as said, there are worse scenarios, I'm just glad the problems are fixable, look at Bioshock (which to me is...
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    yeah a couple of adjustments to the ini file eliminates most the issues. once the FOV and mouse acceleration were sorted that was me done. its a risk you take buying a game like this on release, better to wait until the problems are ironed out if your sensitive to it. yeah a game should be...
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    the barely playable comments make me laugh. I've been transfixed for 6 straight hours and don't have one major complaint, only niggling little things that don't impact on the experience. the sound levels are probably the biggest things ive noticed, dialog is too distant when you move a little...
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    Official Deus Ex: Human Revolution thread

    I was about to give up on this for a while then funnily enough the update came up. worked for me, plays like a different game on my 580. still not maxing everything but plays smooth which is all i care about. glad they dealt with it.
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    Official Deus Ex: Human Revolution thread

    this game is playing like a tird on my i5 GTX 580 set up. I have tried setting everything low and it still chugs terribly whenever I move to a new area on the map or move the camera. Its pretty much unplayable I'm a getting really sensitive to it. I hope they sort this out as have heard...
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    Upgrade from 6870 advice

    thanks for all this info. I have to admit the CF cheap but high performance route sounds attractive. the GTX 580 is still nagging away a little, and getting another one later could also be an upgrade that lasts. I guess it becomes a question of what is the more reliable multi card set up.
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    Upgrade from 6870 advice

    I’ve just upgraded my rig to an i5 2500k and now want a better performing card. I currently have an AMD 6870 and I like to game at my monitors native res of 1900 x 1200. I find this card is ok but struggles a bit in some games so am looking for something higher end. Ideally i’d like a single...
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    Fallout 3 – performance decrease on new machine

    thanks guys, I did try the stutter mod but it didnt work. I didnt try rolling the drivers back very far though, i'll give that a go then give up! shame the engine is so bad for such a great game. all the games I couldnt care less about work great :confused:
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    Fallout 3 – performance decrease on new machine

    well I have tried everything imaginable to get this game to run smoothly and have gone pretty much insane over the last 3 days, Ive tried everything in the tweak guides and installed every fix I could find. I really cant believe they have not made a patch to sort this. I guess it just doesnt...
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    Fallout 3 – performance decrease on new machine

    thanks a lot, will check all that out :)
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    Fallout 3 – performance decrease on new machine

    I upgraded my Q9650 system to a i5 2500k running windows 7 64bit and seem to be getting worse performance in Fallout 3 for some reason. I am using my same graphics card (amd 6870). Funny thing is it was smooth as butter on the old machine. It loads on the windows 7 system but is not smooth...
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    RAM advice for Asus P8P67 PRO

    at the moment i have an ATI 6870. Am planning to upgrade once the dust settles on the bank account lol. not looking to go sli/crossfire but will go for something highend, probably a GTX 580. might go for more ram, not hearing there are many benefits above 4GB but i guess at that low cost...
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    RAM advice for Asus P8P67 PRO

    As this machine is basically for gaming I changed my mind on the CPU as I heard in games there is not much benefit to having the i7. This is the build i am now looking at – CPU - Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 MOTHERBOARD - Asus P8P67 (standard) RAM - Kingston...
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    RAM advice for Asus P8P67 PRO

    thanks, am aiming to cut costs where I can. also going for the standard P8P67 as not planning SLI/Crossfire. so all in all this upgrade is turning out a lot cheaper than i thought :D
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    RAM advice for Asus P8P67 PRO

    thanks. so would i be better off going for cheaper ram 4GB in size, like this? - Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
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    RAM advice for Asus P8P67 PRO

    I am looking to pair the Asus P8P67 with a Core i7 2600K and am struggling a bit on the memory as am a bit hazy on the subject. I was going to aim for Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz: - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-205-CS it says this memory runs at 1.6...
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    Core i7 advice

    cools thanks ;)
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