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    Ratpadz XT $25 w/Free Shipping

    Mine just showed up, took about 5-6 business days
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    Ratpadz XT $25 w/Free Shipping

    Nope, crazy slick without it. Don't think I'd want it any slicker, but if it does start to slow down through use / dirt, I'll spray it with some Armor All (that worked better than Pledge on my old 3M Precise Mousing Surface) Although curiously, I think I may end up bumping up the sensitivity...
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    Ratpadz XT $25 w/Free Shipping

    And it just showed up. This thing is crazy slick. Slickest pad I'd ever used before was 3M Precision Mousing Surface with an Armor-All spray. This is way slicker.
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    Ratpadz XT $25 w/Free Shipping

    Ordered one a week ago, anyone know how long they take to be delivered?
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    4670k - bad core?

    As I said, I don't have a usb thumb drive in order to do that.
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    4670k - bad core?

    Fresh OS, yes. I've tried to update the BIOS and have run into problems -- the Windows utility can either point to a local file or get the updated BIOS from the internet. I've tried both ways and it looks like it programs it successfully either way (and the version it is allegedly programming...
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    4670k - bad core?

    Ran it and got 524, with 99% cpu usage in Task Manager. I don't know what that proves per se, as I guess a broken core could still be working as hard as it can even if it's 'damaged' or w/e
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    4670k - bad core?

    I think one of the cores on my 4670k might be bad. I don't know if that's even possible -- it seems like a cpu would either work or not -- but this is why I think it might be the case. So, I bought a Haswell + new motherboard and installed it, everything seemed to work fine. Before...
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    Can someone explain VRing to me?

    Is it something like the fsb? My i5 4670's Vring is 3400, same as the default cpu speed. Should I bump it up to match the cpu overclock?
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 5

    Galaxy cards always seem solid and reliable from everything I've read
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    Intel Core i7 Full System Drawing @ [H]

    hullo chums
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    Use Rivatuner. It'll still only allow certain increments, but they tend to be pretty fine-grained (steps of 2-3 mhz). I run with the side panel off, so it's not a concern for me in all honesty.
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    I haven't run into anything like that. The games I've played are Mass Effect, Fallout 3, L4D, and various versions of 3d mark. The only thing I've noticed is a very slight 'squealing' for brief periods in 3d mark 06, and it's pretty quiet compared to my case fans.
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    did nvidia finally decide to fix their scaling or is it the card?

    It was fixed in the drivers about 6 months ago on my 8800.
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    Question about GTX 260 and fan set at 100%

    The main concern will be hearing loss :o
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    I have it running stable for hours at 745 core, 1575 shaders, 1200 memory. Each card is different though - start yours off lower and slowly move up. It's fairly accurate -- the card is in my case and the drive bay keeps me from laying the ruler down flat across the top of it. Just measured it...
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    I just bought this card

    Yep, just leave it alone. It has custom fan settings built into the card's bios.
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    Forceware 185.81 beta drivers, all flavors (even Windows 7!)

    Thanks for the heads up :)
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    I just bought this card

    I let it run at its default speeds when it boots into Windows. When I game, I overclock to Core 730 Shaders 1575 Memory 1200
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    Stalin VS Martians

    I preordered it and installed yesterday. It's hard to say it's even a game. There are no difficulty levels. You can not change resolutions. You get a bunch of tanks and soldiers and go where the arrow tells you. Your army kills aliens. You get money and can click the reinforcements button to...
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    I tried Ambient Occlusion and my conclusion is it's not worth it. It did have a pretty big impact on framerate and I couldn't notice a difference unless I specifically looked for it and compared it directly to the same scene without Ambient Occlusion. I'd much rather bump the AA or AF up a...
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    I just bought this card

    Use Rivatuner. This is a basic guide, the version is different and there are three sliders on the overclocking page instead of 2 as shown http://www.overclock.net/faqs/99500-how-overclocking-my-nvidia-video-card.html The three you'd have would be Core, Shaders, and Memory. Also, I ran into...
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    I just bought this card

    I bought that card and posted a short review here: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1414960 You can underclock it via RivaTuner if you wanted, but as long as you don't click the button to keep those settings at startup, everytime you restart the computer it will go back to default...
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    11" My 8800 GTS was only 9"
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    SLI question.

    So you bid on it but didn't want to win?
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    illegible text - Dell 2707

    I have two monitors so both are still plugged in, I just switched the ports they were connected to. Both are working fine now. I had tried reseating the cable first, but still had the problem. But plugging monitor 2 into the port monitor 1 had been plugged into (and vice versa) fixed it for...
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    I'm using those drivers but in the reviews I've read for the 275, it says you get a 20-50% performance hit so I haven't tried it yet. I suppose it can't impact Mass Effect too much as that's an older game. I'll update tonight after I've had a chance to use it with framerate info and whether...
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    MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 short review

    Figured some might be interested in a brief review of this card since it has a custom cooling solution that is supposed to be better than the stock cooler. http://us.msi.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=N275GTX_Twin_Frozr_OC&class=vga (nice Engrish on this page ;) ) Got the card yesterday. The...
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    illegible text - Dell 2707

    Hrm, switching the ports the monitors were attached to fixed it. Very strange.
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    illegible text - Dell 2707

    Tried both 59 and 60 hz, no change. I'll try swapping the monitors around on the card, at least that will narrow it down if it's the monitor/cable, or the card.
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    illegible text - Dell 2707

    Bizarre problem with my display. Just installed a new video card yesterday (GTX 275, upgraded from 8800GTS) and everything worked perfectly. Gamed on it for several hours, no problems at all. Go to turn on the computer today, and the primary display (Dell 2707) comes up in VGA resolution...
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    good cooling for a gtx 275?

    My MSI Twin Frozr GTX 275 just came in today http://us.msi.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=N275GTX_Twin_Frozr_OC&class=vga It is dead silent in Windows, and quiet most of the times in games (fans spin up on elevators in Mass Effect, of all places). The fans do get crazy loud over 60%, and...
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    MSI GTX260 Four Versions?

    http://us.msi.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=N260GTX-T2D896_OC_V3&class=vga is the version with the special cooling system -- heat pipes, twin fans, etc. I just ordered this version of the 275 -- cooling is supposed to be very good and very quiet from what I've been reading, and it is capable of...
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    HOT: Fly to Europe, cheap!

    Good info, thanks. I have a good friend who is Romanian and I've been meaning to visit her for awhile, so I won't be trying to cope with the culture solo. I also have some french, and from what I understand a fairly large percentage of Romanians speak either english or french, so I should be...
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    HOT: Fly to Europe, cheap!

    Prices were still valid today. Airline prices are impossible to predict though, especially when they are just bargain regular rates (as they seem to be here) and not a specific deal that might tell you when it will end. I'd say book as soon as you can to make sure you don't miss out. After...
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    HOT: Fly to Europe, cheap!

    Any recommendations for things to do and see in Romania? I'm leaning towards Bucharest instead of A'dam.
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    More Thermaltake Level 10 Pictures

    I'm wondering about the power supply. I'm assuming it's kept in that upper box, which means you'd need really long cabling to reach everything. I wonder if it comes with a custom power supply (I assume it does) and how powerful it will be. A custom power supply is really going to add to the...
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    HOT: Fly to Europe, cheap!

    whoops, mispost.
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    HOT: Fly to Europe, cheap!

    It took me something like 7 business days to get my passport, non-expedited. I think it varies by state though, and Nebraska isn't the most cosmopolitan of locations so there was probably less demand than in a NY or CA
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    HOT: Fly to Europe, cheap!

    http://www.iberia.com/us/?language=en has some ridiculous rates to fly to Europe right now. Flights from NY - Spain for under $250 round trip. You have to mess with the dates quite a bit to find the best deals but it is absolutely worth it. Currently debating Chicago - Amsterdam round trip at...
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