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    Need to know about 3850 and 3650 AGP, been out of the loop.

    ULI was bought by Nvidia, Nvidia shut down support for ULI chipsets. ULI never got to finish an xp x64 chipset driver that had working AGP (the 32bit driver works, but is also buggy, but in x64, it treats the slot as a 66mhz PCI slot) As far as I know, boards with both AGP and PCIe used a...
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    Trouble with 4 WD 640gb drives, please please help.

    bump, I really need to figure this one out before the period passes for returning the drive, if it is, indeed, the drive.
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    Need to know about 3850 and 3650 AGP, been out of the loop.

    I might jus get the x1950 pro, at least it is officially supported. I am angry, though, that they were only on the shelves for one run. Every store in the Houston metro area had the cards for a few months or less, and then they just went poof, like they never existed. I should have bought one...
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    Need to know about 3850 and 3650 AGP, been out of the loop.

    The 3850 is not a card that is "destroyed" for under 100 dollars. Even the 3650 benches the same as an 8600GT. The 3850 is not the best, but it handily beats the current nvidia midrange card (8600gt, or whatever the 9 series version is). BTW, an 8600GTS is still around the same price as the...
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    AGP club

    I posted a thread about this but thought I would ask in here too: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1370668 Basically I *need* to know if the HD3850 (powercolor) works with the latest catalyst drivers in xp x64. I am very close to buying this as a last upgrade to my system. It is...
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    Trouble with 4 WD 640gb drives, please please help.

    I just upgraded my RAID5 from a rocketraid 1640 and 3 Seagate 400gb drives to 4 WD (blue) 640gb drives on a rocketraid 1740. This is my problem. One of the drives is only seen as SATA 150. 3 are seen as SATA II like they should be, but one will not get mounted as SATA II no matter what I do...
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    Need to know about 3850 and 3650 AGP, been out of the loop.

    Basically, I have searched and come up with various reports saying that ATI finally supports the cards, and some reports saying that special drivers are still required. I want to end all this confusion with a straight up question to the experts. I have been out of the loop for a while in the...
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    Brilliant Sound Card

    I have heard people talking about it on some of the audiophile boards I frequent... I think you could say that is a good thing, if those guys consider it then at least it may have good sound quality. I too can confirm that the x-fi has a ton of issues, but if you CAN get it to work well it is...
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    Do your X-Fi Drivers work?

    I wasn't user error. I tried it on a fresh format and got the same bug, and also with different driver versions, and no bug on a 32bit install. It does it only on my x-fi music ed. Everything works fine on the audigy4. xp64 is fine for movies, games, audio work, 3D CAD, critical listening...
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    Woo! I think I burnt my XFi!

    Well, if your DAC has toslink, you could use some good glass cable and get 100% isolation from noise. The UD-10 has it's own PSU so it is isolated from the computer, but the glass cable completely isolates the DAC from everything, and with the good clock in the ud-10 you can be assured a low...
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    Do your X-Fi Drivers work?

    My x-fi music ed. had a bug in FEAR where half the multiplayer maps would have this loud buzzing sound every time I jumped. It only happened with certain maps and it was regardless of if I was using hardware sound or not. I also could not get openAL to work and EAX was extremely buggy...
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    Woo! I think I burnt my XFi!

    Then get a Trends UD-10. You get USB to s/pdif (optical, coax, XLR), a really good clock for reduced jitter, and it's own power supply for isolation from the computer's PSU. I use one called hagUSB, and there are others too... there is one that is over $1000 and can output to I2S (a dac...
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    Woo! I think I burnt my XFi!

    You can enable bit matched on my audigy4 easily in the control console, but it only works with wave out. ASIO bypasses this and you still have the problem of where is zero gain, at least on my audigy. I don't remember it being any different on my old x-fi, I would have loved this program when I...
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    Describing digital audio

    The best way to get a good idea of what these words mean is to go audition some stuff with people that have been around it for a while. You don't get true perspective until you HAVE heard lots of different components in a range of prices and technologies. Most audiophiles have heard plenty of...
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    Woo! I think I burnt my XFi!

    Yes, most definately use the USB on your DAC. First of all, even with an x-fi, there is no easy way to get a bit-perfect signal from the card, and there is certainly no way of getting a perfect ZERO GAIN signal from the card while still having it be compatable with everything else. Even with...
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    B&W 601s?

    You should look into the Blue Sky Mediadesk 2.1. It looks to be a great little 2.1 system with a quality much much higher than your typical computer speakers. The tweeter used on these is the same used in polk's high end LSi series. I am not too fond of subs, it is hard to get them properly...
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    B&W 601s?

    "modest" doesn't have to mean sucky. I was talking about something like PSB Alpha Bs, Paradigm Atoms, JBL control 1s, something that has good performance but not too revleaing. You need to be careful with PC audio, it is easy to highlight the shortcomings of lossy compression for example.
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    A feature that I wish that iTunes had (soundcard related)

    Ahh, well yes you said you had studio monitors and I figure if you have multiple sound cards one of them is prosumer level. You can get great sound from monitors and a good soundcard if you set it up properly, what kind of soundcard(s) do you have and what studio monitors, amp, ect? You...
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    B&W 601s?

    What kind of system dio you have? Soundcard? Those speakers are going to be very revealing of the shortcomings of your system. If you are using the analog out of your onboard soundcard, you probably should get more modest speakers and put the extra money into upgrading the other parts of your...
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    Got 300 For Speakers and Sound Card

    Audigies all do resampling internally to 48khz before outputting what ever you have selected. This degrades sound quality. If you are serious about music, there is a huge difference between audigy and x-fi (and versions of each), but most people won't notice, or don't have a system revealing...
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    A feature that I wish that iTunes had (soundcard related)

    This is a great argument toward ripping the stupid DRM crap out of the files so you can use a good media player like Winamp or Foobar2000. Both Winamp and foobar have ASIO output plugins available, and if you have a pro level soundcard, it is going to have ASIO support, and will sound far...
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    The HeadRoom

    They are overpriced. Check AudioAsylum and AudioCircle, the forums there have many posts about good headphone setups. As far as being in Canada, sometimes you can do better buying used or new from, say, folks on AudiogoN, because of the extra cost of shipping over the boarder from larger...
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    AGP club

    Overclocking that 7800gs really makes a wonderful difference, and if you have the g71 version, the volt mod is so easy and it can bring the card very close to the x1950pro (which doesn't overclock worth anything). Check this thread: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=200420 There are...
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    AGP club

    BFG 7800gs, g70, volt modded to 1.55v, wire link fix, overclocked to 500/1500. Asus A8V Deluxe with Opteron170, 2.5ghz. Proud to be a member.
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    Server 2003 and XP64 SP2 Released

    Well SP2 for my xp64 hosed my video media accelleration at the very least. Anything that used that driver would blue screen my system. I uninstalled it, and it seems to be fine. I hope microsoft continues to patch sp1 systems for a while... I am not going to be installing this thing for a while...
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    Project: CrossFlo (the sequel)

    Hehe... I wasn't knocking the fans. They look about as quiet as I could imagine... I meantioned ball bearings because they last longer. I have had so many sleeve bearing fans that I have had to remove and relube at least once every 6 months or so... I guess that is the only drawback. I use a...
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    Project: CrossFlo (the sequel)

    I like this mod. Those fans seem nice except for they sound like they have sleeve bearings. Other then that it looks great. The blade design looks like it really cuts the noise.
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    GF2 GTS or Voodoo 3? (older rig)

    This depends on where you stand on your experience of the older games. The geforce is going to look better and run faster then the voodoo3. It also is going to have better driver support. However... if your aim is recreating the experience, then perhaps the voodoo3 could be better... because...
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    QX6700 detailed OC testing

    Those aren't bad. I grabbed some of these a while back: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835129043, well those but the ones that are darker and with opaque housings. I am pretty impressed with aerocool now because of that. They are not very loud at all but the bearings seem...
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    QX6700 detailed OC testing

    :eek: Wow, That is one sweet ride. I am not a fan of LEDS, but still... oh and hey, do those bottom fans under the case match the others?
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    Need an AGP Video card for dual 2560x1600 monitors

    I know what you are saying, and I used to do that alot too... I would sometimes put down a melody quickly and then worry about attaching a good sound to it later... I still try to take notes when I come up with something in my head, however, in the style of music I enjoy making, the samples are...
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    Need an AGP Video card for dual 2560x1600 monitors

    Yes true. I had built myself a great path and it was very sad to see that go away. Towards the end I was doing some things musically that were cutting edge and now they might not be so much so. It was almost 2 years before I had built a set of samples, effects, presets, ect. that I was happy...
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    WTB: updated bfg 7800gs cooler

    bump, I hope there is someone out there with this cooler to sell.
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    Need an AGP Video card for dual 2560x1600 monitors

    I use it sometimes. I have been doing this since FL 2.something... back then I tested alot of different apps. I made two albums on FL 3 and CoolEdit Pro, and then I lost most of my work in an accident. It was such a setback that I didn't go much further. I still mess with FL, now FL studio, and...
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    Need an AGP Video card for dual 2560x1600 monitors

    I felt the same way. I have an AGP amd dual core system and bought the 7800gs since I figured that was the best I was going to get. Then the x1950pro came out, and now I want to sink more money into this old system. I do audio production work too so I can see why you would want those big...
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    7800 GS Issues

    I need to know the rest of your system specs. It is important. Motherboard, CPU, RAM, ect... and details about any overclocking, or cool n quiet, speedstep, ect...
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    Need an AGP Video card for dual 2560x1600 monitors

    I 2nd the x1950pro. Dual 2link DVI... It is the card to beat for this application. On AGP... you are not going to have that many options. The x1950 512mb card is the best you are going to get for this application period. Guess what else? The x1950pro can possibly be modded to a fireGL. The...
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    Best AGP Video Card

    Happy 7800gs owner here. I have the older g70 version, but it's great. To get the best out of this card you need two things. Suprisingly, a fast CPU does matter even with this card. My performance increased over a 2.0ghz a64 when I installed an opteron 170 @ 2.5ghz. Overclocking this card...
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    A little AGP help.

    The 7600gt would be a good choice. I have the 7800gs, but it uses a fair amount of power and the card is a non standard construction. I guess it depends on your games and resolutions... the 7800gs might do better at higher resolutions due to the full width memory bus. The 7600gt is by...
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    socket 939 - best - best oc - best for $

    I don't know what stepping my opteron 170 is, but on my via chipset board I can get 2.5ghz stock volts. I know it can go higher, of course, but I am limited by my motherboard. I am impressed I can even do this well. I ran an x2 3800 for the longest time and I had to pump 1.6v into it to reach...
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