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    Multicoloured squares on textures in games.

    Hi guys.. not posted here in a long while but I wonder if you can help. On my old system i have: X2 3800+ ~2ghz 3GB DDR800 7900GS. Suddenly a month ago the GPU seemed to give up and die with crazy texture bugs appearing in games. I replaced the GPU with a brand new XFX HD 4850. I...
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    HD 4850 Overclocked Vs 9800GTX+

    I wonder if the RV770 core really has got some "Untapped" power... All those stream processors... I think I'm going to wait for a month or 2 for things to settle down in the GPU market... and above all, to see nvidia's true HD4800 series counter measure... Nvidia have to have something in the...
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    HD 4850 Overclocked Vs 9800GTX+

    hmm, thats why I'd want a zalman cooler on mine, I wan't to do some overclocking, but I don't wan't to have to mess around with gpu coolers... but that would put me back £30... At this point I'm thinking **** it go for a HD 4870 :) too bad I'm not rich :) I'm looking to be able to play...
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    Nvidia 9800GT - Most pointless release yet?

    Well if its not confirmed by Nvidia, you can't really say that there is definitely going to be one can you now ;) Why would they make one though? its doesn't fill any real gaps. Nvidia has already answered the problem of the HD4850 tearing into its mid-range with the 9800GTX+
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    HD 4850 Overclocked Vs 9800GTX+

    Less heat? This is the HD 4850 were talking about :). Thats one of the reasons I'm looking at the Saphire Toxic edition it has a zalman cooler that puts the temps down to like 40 idle 60 load, instead of the 70-80 idle 90 load horror story's lol :)
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    HD 4850 Overclocked Vs 9800GTX+

    Some of the reviews out there just completely disagree with each other, its so hard to make sense of it all without proper benchmarks that I can trust... Does anyone know when Hard will be doing there review?
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    Nvidia 9800GT - Most pointless release yet?

    Short answer; there isn't one. Yet. Long answer; you probably mean the 9800GTX or GTX+, these cards do carry an increase in performance, and can be had for £130 ($260).
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    Radeon 8500 OR Geforce 3 AGP?

    I'm sorry but, have I somehow traveled back in time? Geforce 3, Radeon 8500 ? lol Get a 7300GT AGP for the £30 :)
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    HD 4850 Overclocked Vs 9800GTX+

    Ok I'm have real problems with this, because all of the benchmarks in every review differ. I notice that Hexus.net benchmarks tend to say the nvidia cards are beating the ATI HD 48x0 series. Compare this Hexus review: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=14351&page=9 To this toms...
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    Ok heres how I'm set up now: CPU: RAM: and when I get an HD 4850 or HD 4870... :cool:
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    What is up with AMD???

    People always harp on about "AMD is Doomed!" sort of thing, but in reality AMD's low end CPU's beat the living shit out of the Intel pentiums (Pentium e2160 anyone?) and are cheaper. They may be getting a hiding in the Midrange and top of the range, but lets not forget that the real money is in...
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    sell 880gtx and get 4850 ???

    Don't bother with Crossfire, just upgrade the single GPU. Crossfire doesn't scale well. I don't think its worth the hassle unless you can sell the 8800GTX for enough to make it a cheap upgrade.
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    "forget about the future"??? This upgrade has to last me a while :( I game on a 19inch Wide screen LCD (1440x900 res), so I'm sure my FPS would be ok with Crysis on High settings with no AA...
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    Is there a way to power a 280 GTX with my Corsair HX620W?

    w00t, just ordered my Corsair TX650, glad to here of this incredible customer service :)
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    Corsair 520 noise after installing 4870.

    It could be anything, but most likely its another component, if buying a TX650 didn't stop the problem I would expect another component to be causing it. The TX 650 should be more than enough for a single HD 4870 card and some... Corsair PSU's have large fans, so even at high speeds there...
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    Just ordered a Corsair TX650 (650watt) PSU, only cost me £56! That should more than do the trick in the PSU department. Only thing left for me to decide is the GPU. I know that GPU physics is not supported by any game at the moment and it all seams a long way off, but I wan't my GPU to be as...
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    I've overclocked my X2 3800+ to 2.2Ghz now (38 idle, 55 load) this cpu is overclocking extremely well, I may push it further. So I should try and get a quality PSU and the HD4850? If my CPU is bottle necking then I always upgrade later I suppose. I think thats what I will do then. My...
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    HD3870? I don't think so. I need to play crysis at 1440x900 (basically widescreen 1280x1024), with most details on. I play Crysis at every thing on High except Shaders, Shadows and Textures set to medium and get around 15-20 fps. So a HD4850 will hopefully make it more playable :) what do...
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    HD3870? I don't think so. I need to play crysis at 1440x900 (basically widescreen 1280x1024), with most details on. I play Crysis at every thing on High except Shaders, Shadows and Textures set to medium and get around 15-20 fps. So a HD4850 will hopefully make it more playable :) what do...
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    Installed my 4850hd last night, huge problem

    Get a younger sibling or household pet to swing your study door; creating a waft of cold air which should ventilate the room. I use my little brother and shoot him with BB pellets when he slows down...
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    I can get one for £120, which is an awesome deal IMO...
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    Installed my 4850hd last night, huge problem

    Donuts? Seriously though, its either your PSU, or you don't have adequate cooling, what are your temps, I here that the 4850 idles at 50 and goes to as much as 90 on load, and that its OK and is designed to :)
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    Thanks for your help, My next problem is the PSU, I need a cheap reliable replacement (the hardest ones to find eh ;)) I have an NZXT PF-400 (400w), its nice and reliable but only 20amps on the +12v rail. That may need upgrading if I'm to get an HD4850 (I heard that needs 30amps on the +12...
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    Earth's Cries Recorded in Space

    Horatio! Get me my shotgun!
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    Upgrade or New System? (Old system: X2 3800+,2gb,7900gs)

    I reached the point where I think I need an upgrade. I have about £200 budget (not much lol) My current computer: X2 3800+ SktAM2 (~2.4ghz,) 2GB RAM (PC6400 ~840mhz) (Nothing wrong there) EVGA 7900GS Superclocked (~550mhz core, 740mhz memory) NZXT Apollo (CPU@37 idle, gpu@43 idle...
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    What upgrade path do you recommend? AM2 X2 3800+, 1gig, 7900gs

    The PC in my sig needs upgrading. What do you recommend? I have a £400 (about $800) budget. Its AM2. I was going to buy a gig more RAM and a 8800GT and a new PSU and leave the CPU for a few months till AMD sought themselfs out or get wiped out.
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Why not just go for a different brand of monitor? or lose a few inches and get a 931BW instead! You don't have to waste your lives arguing with Samsung or complaining about the various build types of the 226bw or whatever. Just get a fast LCD and play Crysis!
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    samsung 906bw is blurry in games?

    Okay I have the 931 BW but there is no difference between the 906 and the 931 no idea why samsung released 2 that are the same: http://www.samsung.com/ph/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/931bw.asp?page=Specifications see no difference! Mine does the same thing I've had it replaced and the...
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    931BW and XXXBW Series motion blur

    A lil' help!
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    tried an LCD for the first time - samsung 931BW

    OK My 931BW Ghosts! I've tried 2 panels both 931BW's and they both do it! Ok I need you to help me out here! Bring up any folder on your desktop and move it around, does the text on the icons and the title bar blur? PLEASE HELP ARE ALL THESE MONITORS CURSED!
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    Strange crashes with XP Home SP2

    Just bought a new 400 watt PSU its a SUMVISION PowerX whatever that is... Its dead quiet. I still get crashes though! the CPU is 68 on full load! ahhh I check the bios and it shutsdown the pc at 90 degrees...
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    Strange crashes with XP Home SP2

    I haven't got a wireless mouse plugged in... I checked the temps and my CPU is at 56 degrees. Bit high isn't it... but its always been that way... never had any problems before...
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    Looking for a good quality 19" widescreen LCD monitor

    buy the cheapest
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    Strange crashes with XP Home SP2

    Reinstalled the Gpu No wierd mouse crashes now but it still occasionally restarts
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    931BW and XXXBW Series motion blur

    I just bought a 931BW the 19inch version of the XXXBW series and even though its rated 2ms (GTG) it motio blurs quite badly on my games. Seriously its not on! I checked what version my monitor was and its an A panel the rubbish kind. But everywhere I have checked says the S and the A don't...
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    Minimum specs for entry to mid level gaming system?

    forgot to check before posting lol
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    Sooo Many Mobos, Which Fits My Need The Best?

    I have a 7900gs too they do overclock well (I have mine at 590mhz core and 1500mhz memory runs any thing I can throw at it at full GFX), a GS is cheap and if your into OCing its quite rewarding.
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    Samsung 226bw 'S' Panel Vs HP w2207 comparison from a non-noob

    whats wrong with your wife? :D did you buy her a monitor or convince her to buy the monitor which just happens to be a GAMING monitor...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    this thread is all about one kind of monitor! this is surely one heck of a monitor series to grant so much attention...
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    Minimum specs for entry to mid level gaming system?

    remember not to skimp on the GFX card though... a 7600gt won't cut it for high res games and the 7900gs or x1950pro are very appealing for the price. The new 8600 series is cheap and future proof (yeah right, like anything in computing is...) with DX10 capability. my tactic with cheaper...
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