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    Nehalem desktops: Gateway vs. the rest?

    Thanks for the info on the Gateway. It's of great assistance to me where my considerations are concerned.
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    Nehalem desktops: Gateway vs. the rest?

    I'm looking at that Gateway FX6800 myself. I know it has a low wattage PSU but does anyone know if it is a name brand PSU at least? Also, what about Cyberpower PC? I know they aren't popular here but Cyberpower builds an i7 on the cheap as well. So.........................If you were...
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    Long lasting specs for a low resolution display?

    I am indeed looking for a more VR-like or more immersive experience. I won't be building the machine myself (not into that anymore) so I am looking at one of these http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/build_computer/preview/nighthawk_ats_m.html or...
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    Long lasting specs for a low resolution display?

    O.k. so here's the deal. I want to get a PC that will allow me to game well into the next few years at lower resolutions. Please don't poke fun at me for this but I want to get a PC for gaming on the HeadPlay HMD. The resolution is low enough on that device that I figure I shouldn't have to get...
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    Will a 3850 benefit me with this system?

    Thanks for the replies :) Now I just need to figure out which 3850 AGP to get. I see the Sapphire has a good following. What about the others?
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    Will a 3850 benefit me with this system?

    First of all, I have an AGP system (I know, shame on me :( ). Besides that I have an A64 FX 53, 2Gb of Corsair XMS, and an HIS X1950 Pro. Everything is at stock. I generally game at 1280 x 800 on my Sony FW900 and I'm happy with playing at that resolution. I'd like to know whether I would see...
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    A cheap upgrade

    Well, let's see. The idle level is 40C-43C. Gaming load is to 54C. Knowing that when the Arctic Silver settles I will lose a couple degrees, does this sound o.k. ?
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    A cheap upgrade

    Well, I've got it installed and we'll see how this works out. What kind of temps should I expect with the stock HSF at stock speeds?
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    A cheap upgrade

    Currently I'm playing Titan Quest, but I'll probably have COD4 tomorrow :) and I just finished Crysis. I play FPS's and RPG's generally. So, you can tell programs which core to run on? How is that done?
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    A cheap upgrade

    I can't help but think (after a little research) that I'd be better off with trying to find a single core FX series CPU instead, given my qualifier (gaming). I bought the X2 3800+ anyways though just because $20 is hard to beat and it is practically new, but I don't think it's going to help me...
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    A cheap upgrade

    Thanks for the response. I'm going to go ahead and give it a whirl. My main concern is whether I will see better performance in my games then with my 3500+ .
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    A cheap upgrade

    A quick question. I currently have a 3500+ in my machine but I have an opportunity to get a X2 3800+ . Although the the X2 3800+ is 2.0ghz , will it be faster then the 3500+ ? I do a lot of gaming (RPG and FPS) though I don't do the overclocking thing. Also, I can get the 3800+ for $20 so it...
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    Suitable replacement fan for Stock Athlon 64 HS?

    I need to replace the fan on my OEM (Ajigo) Athlon64 HS but the 70mm fan that is on it is a Delta rated at 3050-6000 rpm and I'm not sure what CFM. Anyone know of a suitable replacement fan or where I could buy one? I can't seem to find a 70mm that goes up to 6000 rpm.
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    Replacing a power supply fan

    Thank you for your help guys. I think I'll give it go soon.
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    Replacing a power supply fan

    I think one of the fans in my power supply is going out but the PS itself (Enermax EG465P) has been good to me so I'd like to just replace the fan. Is this difficult or does it rquire any specific skills. I've never opened a power supply but I'm computer savvy (above average) and have built PC's...
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    Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZV9 on HIS X1950-PRO AGP

    Thanks for the info. It was really useful and pertinent. I've decided to do the same thing to my card.
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    Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZV9 on HIS X1950-PRO AGP

    Does anyone know if the Fatal1ty FC-ZV9 will fit on the HIS X1950-PRO AGP? I bought an ICEQ3 model and the card is good but the fan makes a clicking noise. I'd RMA it but I can't be without a card that long so I want to put a Zalman on it (I had good luck with a VF700-CU on my old 6800GT). Also...
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    HIS X1900GT with ICEQ3 clicking noise

    I've got the same clicking problem with my X1950PRO ICEQ3 AGP. It is annoying and I can't find how it's occuring. If it isn't hazardous to the card though, I'd rather just live with it. I hate the idea of sending mine back too :( I shut down my PC a few minutes ago and inspected the fan...
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    HIS X1950PRO AGP ICEQ3 Turbo frequency problem

    I'm reading these speeds off of the ATI Overdrive Tool in the Catalyst Suite..
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    HIS X1950PRO AGP ICEQ3 Turbo frequency problem

    So I got the HIS X1950PRO AGP ICEQ3 Turbo (512mb) and it's running fine but the frequencies for the core and memory are showing up as 587mhz for core and 770mhz for memory. The product spec shows 620mhz for core and 1480mhz (740x2) for memory. Anyone else have this problem? Even if not, anyone...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I just put a X1950-PRO to this monitor and it has been weird working with the Catalyst driver suite. Where 1280x800 used to work for me and was a preference, I can't get the image to fill the screen corner to corner anymore. I can expand the image manually, but I am left with half inch black...
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    would a 420 watt psu run the x1950 pro agp?

    Which HIS X1950-PRO version did you get? I just got the 512mb ICE3Q Turbo version. Haven't installed it yet but I'm still hoping my power is o.k. . I've got an AMD 3500+, 2hdd's (a 36g raptor & a 120g Barracuda), 1 combo optical drive, an SB Audigy 2, and a network card. I'm swapping out my...
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    Adding RAM question

    Disregard. Answered my own question
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    Adding RAM question

    Short and sweet because I know these questions are common: I have an Alienware rig with 1gb (2x512mb) of ddr400 (unknown brand and timings). I just ordered 2gb (2x1gb) of Kingston HyperX to put in. Should I utilize the 512mb sticks with the 1gb sticks or will it slow me down. It would be nice...
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    would a 420 watt psu run the x1950 pro agp?

    I was going to ask about my power supply too but I'm glad I found this thread. I've got one of the previously mentioned Enermax EG465P models but I didn't know which one. I popped open the case and it has 12v listed over +33a so I guess I've got the single 33 amp/single rail version which should...
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    What do you expect from the wii?

    It does make sense, and I've made no point for you! Unless your daughter's gamecube contoller is a motion sensing controller, of course it's not going to do anything (if it did do something, she'd no doubt feel better about moving all over the place as there would be some on-screen feedback...
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    What do you expect from the wii?

    BTW- I didn't say anything about Wii FPS's comparing to PC FPS's. I used the words "alternative" and "complimentary" on one line and "supplement" on another. As far as 480p, I don't care. I've played FPS's in stunning detail with high resolutions for years now and I'm quite comfortable now with...
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    What do you expect from the wii?

    So I guess the remaining 10% of the idea is what has and is selling so hot? Consider the psychology of gesticulating your limbs for a moment rather then twiddling your fingers and thumbs with a dual analog standard. Have you ever noticed how many people talk with their hands? People like to...
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    What do you expect from the wii?

    Expectations/Wish list for my Wii: 1. To provide an alternative platform for FPS games, which I love so much (complimentary to my PC). 2. That the Wii's graphics capabilities will be fully realized within a year, giving the system the polish that it will need to render FPS games that won't...
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    Which keyboard you using for gaming?

    I use the Ideazon ZBoard. Some don't like it but it works well for me.
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    New Wii Poll (have you got one yet)

    I had been waiting to get "hooked-up" by a relative who works for a major retailer. I missed my chance on the 6th because of a customer finding out about the 1 remaining Wii and complaining to her manager friend :mad: . I got hooked up yesterday and with a discount to boot, so I got the system...
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    When will PC graphics again outpace Console?

    I'm with you on that. The day they put out a mouse and keyboard (and games that are designed to utilize them) for the X360 and ps3, I'm ceasing the PC upgrades. I've been buying top notch PC hardware for far too long and financially it is no longer practical considering the returns on my...
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    Wii, Last chance before Xmas = 17th?

    I was actually a friend that was supposed to be on the receiving end of such a hook-up but the same thing happened to the associate who was providing for me. I don't think there's anything wrong with it honestly. Many people are using so called dirty tactics to get what they want for the...
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    My monitor nightmare story...

    I wanted the Sony one too! However, he was out and I got the HP. No issues with the display. I got a good one and I find I'm not too concerned about the casing color. Take the HP-FW900! It is 1. Cheaper (you already paid so just switch the defective one out out) 2. Scalable for your resolution...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I bought one of the HP branded ones and it's great. I immediately started using 1600x1024 for everything but started checking things out at other resolutions. With the release of ES-IV Oblivion in a few days, I don't see myself running at 1600x1024. I'm hoping I can pull off 1280x800 with decent...
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