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    ASUS Official X79 Motherboards Support Thread

    I'm fighting a blinking cursor issue now. I installed win7 x64 ulti w/ GPT - blinking cursor after rebooting 2-3 times. With MBR I got a lot of good reboots (I thought it was working fine). Then I rebooted to install something or other and hit the blinking cursor issue again. I may have mucked...
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    AMD 11.10 preview driver (Battlefield 3 beta driver)

    I got two 6970's in crossfire and get massive texture flickering in outside areas w/ these drivers. Enabling/disabling crossfire doesn't matter. Can anyone else confirm?
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    5970->6970 xfire = third monitor wrong resolution

    This is it. Thank you. I knew I was just being stupid.
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    5970->6970 xfire = third monitor wrong resolution

    Normally I wouldn't post so quickly, but this is driving me nuts. I have three Dell 3008WFPs I've been running in eyefinity for some time now. Today I got in some 6970s and set them up in crossfire. However, I can't get the third monitor to work at it's native resolution (2560x1600): I...
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    3 30" Dell 3007WFP's - GPU Goodness

    I have a tri-30 set up as well. My recommendation would be to shy away from the stock 5970's and any card with less than 1.5GB of memory. It's not about pushing pixels at this nonsense resolution, but rather bits and textures. I am also planning on upgrading during the next green vs. red...
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    Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked

    I guess arguments are moot now if that's how you really feel/think. There are people with a much more realistic view on the technical and marketable merits of Linux and OSS. You seem content is spouting your rhetoric towards a bunch of people who know better. Ignorant Non-Linux user spouting...
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    Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked

    Other than the mention of "business" in the opening paragraph for sake of hotlink, the rest of the article is aimed towards end-users - not IT professionals. Then we're saying the same thing.No where did I mention that Windows drivers were superior. However, drivers in general are the...
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    Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked

    A million times this. You can't make statements about Linux and then apply them to all distributions. It's essentially the plethora of software and standards variance that is killing it on the desktop. People like to talk it up as a whole, but then break it down to distributions when it...
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    Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked

    I said I'm done. But on a more calm note you're overestimating the appeal of Linux in the server market. Node-based load balancing normally use a customized version Linux that will support their infrastructure. This is what Google does use. However, Google is atypical of your normal IT setup...
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    Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked

    Umm, everyone? People who use your product are called consumers of said product. The article so obviously is pro-desktop Linux it's ridiculous. Your last two points are directed towards desktop use. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1449329...
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    Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked

    #1 problem with Linux right here. Linux is great for many things, consumer desktops are currently not one of them. Saying it makes a great server means Zilch. Nada. Zero. Consumers don't care if there system stays up for months at a time, a good chunk of them turn it off when they're done...
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    HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3B

    To be clear, I'm not defending the quality of the service nor the vender lock-in methods employed by SLAs. I /am/ however attacking an obviously inflammatory article.
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    HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3B

    1.8 billion to handle services while transitioning. another 1.6 billion to buy the hardware and IP's granted under the SLA. Sounds reasonable in the context of SLAs - not HP bullying the Navy. Or do you keep the cable modem Comcast gave you when your cancel their contract as well? Author...
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    HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3B

    I am biased here, but you guys should really read the comments for the finer details. This article is an inflammatory troll designed to get eyeballs. Take an important note here: HP acquired the contract through the EDS merger. Additionally HP isn't holding anyone "hostage" - Maybe the...
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    Linux Kernel Patch Issued

    True, but talking to some numbnuts on the internet you'd think that a company trying to make money is always morally wrong.
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    BFG Completely Liquidating, no more RMAs accepted. Project Manager blames Fermi

    Holy... Seriously? This thread makes me sad. Not only is a great consumer-focused company going under - but some people have the audacity to spin their broken brain-wheels and create ludicrous conspiracies to justify their own sense of entitlement. I'm going to cut this diatribe short...
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    Building 3-screen setup for PCIe 16x 1.0

    Careful. Last time I checked mixing resolutions was a big no-no for eyefinity. Don't know about nvSurround. SofTH should be fine mixing though.
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    iPhone App Exposes Woman that Exposed Herself

    I didn't stumble on this at work and I'm really glad I didn't. I barely troll forums at work cause of small incidents like this. However I do read HardOCP at work, because apparently my job is awesome and I get this little thing called self-governance. You know, where your worth is not judged...
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    German Prosecutors Investigating Google

    For some reason I can't edit, but.... They're not hopping on to open wifi routers. They're not even connecting to the router. They're sniffing packets - encrypted or not. Even if all the personal routers in Europe were using WPA2 this technology would still work the same. It's not...
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    German Prosecutors Investigating Google

    I know it's not a crime. It was a figure of speech. Jeez.
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    German Prosecutors Investigating Google

    This. It was accidental. EU's Paranoia and Money machine strikes again. Not saying Google is completely innocent, but some of you guys are really going nuts about a single packet of information on an open wifi router. The real crime is that people still use open wifi for anything that...
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    Gizmodo E-mail to Jobs: 'We Have Nothing to Lose'

    If you're going to write an email to the CEO of a fortune 100 corp at least turn on spell checking and bother to capitalize proper nouns. Gizmodo is one of those sites I try to avoid solely due to their unprofessional and snooty conduct. Ever since that stunt they pulled at CES a few years...
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    Adobe’s CEO Responds to Steve Jobs

    Well... the DoJ would say Apple. Microsoft tried to pull that shit, but they're evil, right?
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    PowerColor Shows Off 4GB HD5970 Eyefinity 12 Card

    It seems to be an R&D model - I expect changes between now and release in the form of outputs.
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    Sapphire HD 5970 TOXIC 4GB review

    The fact they're not testing at eyefinity resolutions makes this review pretty pointless.....
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    Yes, your description is in-line with what I'm seeing. I have devised some more benchmarks that I would like to run later this weekend and on the 2GB cards if I could get my hands on some. I'm leaving right now for a trip though - I will update once I get the time.
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    Because I'm running 7680x1600 (tri-30") and I was doing the Crysis CF test on 1 monitor @ 2560x1600 4xAA to see if the results were similar. However, It's not purely VRAM related - although adding more VRAM would definitely help considering it's memory bottleneck. Unless you're looking @...
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    Mount/heat for 30 inch portrait mode

    I was thinking about getting an arm that's not rated for the weight (3008wfp is 11kg + very deep vs. 8.2kg rating of the neo-flex) and just supporting them by additional means. The neo-flex definitely has the vertical clearance for portrait mode. I'm still hoping for a complete retail package.
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    Dell 3008FWP for under $$1500!!!

    Just an update: The last 3008 wfp I received from this seller was new. The other 2 were most definitely refurbs though. Keep this in mind.
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    Mount/heat for 30 inch portrait mode

    I'm looking to try out my dell 3008wfp's in Eyefinity portrait mode but have 2 problems/questions: 1. Heat dissipation. These things get ridiculously hot and I'm wondering if there's adequate thermal design to keep them cool on their side. Thoughts? 2. Monitor Mount. There's no wall behind my...
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    3 x 30" Eyefinity Bezel compensation issue

    For the XHD3000 you'll need to modify the EDID to only support (or make native) 2560x1600 The gateway reports it's native res as 1280*800 which causes problems with bezel management. I had your exact same problem with 2* 3008wfp + 1 xhd3000
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    Dell 3008FWP for under $$1500!!!

    I've bought 2 from this guy and am waiting on my third. The first 2 arrived promptly (withing 3-5 business days). I bought them around the end of January. I bought the third (my gateway finally crapped out 100%) on the 4th of March, and it's gone into the void. I figure it'll show up on my...
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    SemiAccurate wrong about Nvidia 480GTX power use

    This. I'm waiting to see CPU benchmarks of Metro vs. GPU PhysX. I was actually thinking of using my good `ole 9800GTX for some fun comparisons. The PhysX SDK does allow multithreaded CPU code, but it's fairly difficult to use efficiently/correctly compared to implementation on the GPU. I...
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    So. I disabled HyperThreading on the tought that it may have been a QPI->IOH bottleneck and behold: Stuttering is still there, but it's not NEARLY as severe. Very similar to the micro-stutter I saw on my 48070x2 from time to time. Googling this solution shows several threads of people...
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    So I was having a hard time explaining this to people. So while I'm sitting around waiting for my new third monitor to come in, I decided to grab some more hardened data. I ran the Unigine Heaven benchmark 3 times w/ the following settings: API: DirectX 11 Shader: High Tessellation...
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    AMD Press Event @ The W hotel in SF

    Please no. That's a sure-canned response right there. Ask him something juicy about Infinity Ward's recent brain drain =) Or better yet.. His thoughts on the industry's commital to TWIMTBP and other vendor-love programs. He's a business suit though. I wouldn't expect much other than...
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    I pretty much gave up for now. Got a third monitor coming in that I'm just going to sit on for some games until a new driver release. Maybe when some of the 2gb/GPU cards to come out (like Asus Ares) this resolution will be more manageable. I'll wait on some benchmarks though...
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    I suspected the 1gb RAM of texture memory @ eyefinity resolutions as well, but doesn't the fact a single GPU doesn't stutter reduce that possibility? Unless there's significant overhead in duplicating the data across both GPU's. Hmm.. I'm not familiar with the details of crossfire implementation.
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    Powercolor 5970 St-St-St-Stutter

    First off, thanks everyone for their input. This has been driving me nuts. My temps are ok, the GPU's are <90C and the i7 is around 75C during game load. Vsync didn't seem to make a difference. I am installing Dirt2 as a better benchmark. Also, I noticed a barely audible cap whine on the GPU...
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