I know this topic has been beaten to death already, but please bear with me. I bought my card in May of this year, several months after the first reports of the GSOD/stripes surfaced. I was actually hoping AMD would address the issue in this time, but I guess not.
Did you guys ever come to a...
Which do I get? At most I'll probably be pushing ~500W with the following setup:
i7-920 @ 2.8-3.2GHz
I've read that PSUs are most efficient when total load is around 80%. That would mean I should get the TX650, right? But of course more is better and 750W would...
You know, the one set at a $229 price point. The one that should essentially be a 4890 with DirectX 11 capability. Maybe a little more juice. The one that keeps getting delayed :mad:
Any new word, or are we still looking at late Feb/early March?
So for some reason I don't think my primary PCIe slot is working. The P5K Deluxe has 2 slots, but only the primary one is 16x. The other is only 4x. When my graphics card was in the first one the monitor wasn't receiving a signal. I tried the monitor and cable on other systems and they worked...
Let me preface this by saying I do own a legal retail copy of Vista.
I tried installing SP1 today. It downloaded and got through 2/3 of the installation, then failed for some reason at the 3rd stage. When I logged into Vista, I noticed at the bottom-right corner it says:
What's that about...
Here's the long story:
I bought a 500GB hard drive last month, and immediately partitioned it into 2 pieces. I had one 20GB partition, and the other ~445GB was another partition. The intent was to install Fedora on the 20GB partition so I could dual-boot Vista (on another hard drive) and...
I'm thinking of doing a mild overclock to my E6550, bringing it up to 2.8GHz (400x7). I have DDR2-800 RAM which would run great if I could to 1:1 (400MHz). Of course, all the DRAM settings are shown as memory speeds (DDR2-667, DDR2-1066, etc.) so which one do I pick for a 1:1 setting?
(Specs are in my sig, below.)
My computer was working fine yesterday, all day, and now I can't have it on for more than 10 minutes without it randomly shutting down. It's not a problem with the wall socket because my monitor stays on the whole time, so I figure it's a problem with the tower...
I'm pretty much set on the P5K-E for my new build, but I'd love to hear what some of you guys who already have it think of it.
Also, if you have any tips/hints or things to keep in mind, I'd appreciate that as well. The boards on Newegg don't have the latest BIOS, so I hope I'll be able to...
I'm thinking of getting either the P5K-VM or P5K-E, but according to Newegg reviews, they aren't shipping with the latest BIOS, which means I'm going to have to flash it before I can even use anything.
I don't want to buy a floppy drive...is there any way to do this with a USB memory stick...
Since I keep my computer on the floor, it's better for me to get one with everything on top for easy access. So far the only such cases I've found are the Coolermaster Centurion 532, Ammo 533, and Mystique.
Please tell me there are more, because all of these have their own little quirks that...
I heard that Intel is going to enact broad price cuts on its full range of processors in early September. Does anyone know if the new prices have been published yet? I found new mobile prices, but nothing about desktop CPUs.
If you could only get one of these two, which would it be? This is based solely on whatever preview material the general public has access to, like screenshots, videos, and gameplay information.
It's tough, but I think I'd take Quake Wars on the basis of a much more in-depth multiplayer mode...
I saw a guide online, allegedly by a Microsoft employee or something, that showed how you can use the upgrade version of Vista to perform a clean install. I'd prefer to use the upgrade version because it's not much more expensive than the OEM, and you get full support from Microsoft and access...
I remember when I was here awhile back there were a few guides with pictures that showed how to actually put the parts together and tips on what to watch out for, etc.
Can anyone link me to one of these guides? Preferably a more modern one than the S754 AMD ones I saw all that time ago. :D
I've narrowed my choice of motherboards to the P6N SLI and the P5K-E. The P6N uses the 650i chipset and the P5K uses the P35. I've heard that P35 chipsets will natively work with Penryn, but haven't heard anything from the nVidia side.
Will Penryn work natively on 600i chipsets? Will you need...
I haven't kept up with most of the computer scene, so I have no idea what's good right now. If someone could make a couple of recommendations, I'd appreciate it.
Preferably no PSU and no side window. :)
Hey all, I'm looking to make a mATX system and I'm not really sure what motherboard to go for. Here's what I want:
- Stock stability
- Ease of use
- Good OC'ing capability/features
- Nice port selection
I put the Gigabyte DS2R on my short list...is there anything better?
Here's the scenario:
My parents have a wireless network running in their home (802.11g), and everything works fine. Signal strength is strong on the second floor, where the router is, and good everywhere else, it's secure, and never drops. However, my dad received a laptop from work, and it's...
This looks like a really good deal to me right now. I've been looking at the Ultrasharp line, but it's just too expensive right now. The 207WFP seems to be all the good things about the Ultrasharps, but...
Here's the board I'm looking at:
Is there any RAM companies in particular that I should avoid? For reference, here is what I'm looking to purchase:
G.Skill 2GB DDR2-800
I've been hearing about some of these 965P boards being rather temperamental with certain RAM manufacturers...
I was basically going for a 15" laptop with decent graphics, a big hard drive, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth, and good battery life.
All for under $1000 with free shipping...not bad, right? I'd have preferred an X1600/7600 but I can't find a reputable company that sells that with a 15" laptop.
My friend wanted AM2 on a $1500 budget, and wants to game on his 2005FPW. This is what I came up with:
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
OCZ Platinum 2GB DDR2-800
WD Caviar 250GB SATA-II
Coolermaster Centurion 5
Enermax Liberty 500W
Logitech G5 +...
I'm getting a Shuttle SFF, and I need a single-slot video card since their onboard sound is pretty much worthless. I was also thinking about getting a VX2025WM, so whatever video card I get should be able to play most games at 1680x1050. Is there such a card on the market right now? The main...
Since Conroe isn't out yet, and this 1.6GHz P4 is starting to bother me, I've decided to bite the bullet and upgrade now. Also, since K8L is due early next year, I don't feel so bad about not going with Conroe. Here's how it's looking so far. I haven't ordered yet, since I wanted to run it past...
Which graphics card do I want? Assuming all other things equal, which would net me the best performance in the following games?
GTA San Andreas
And the like...those are really the only 3 options available to me. Which should I go with?
So, I have about $2000 to spend on a notebook, and I've come across several options. I've narrowed it down to basically a PC vs. Mac. The PC notebook will most likely be a Dell Inspiron or something to that extent. That's irrelevant, since I was at the Apple Store yesterday and was blown away by...
Is it just me, or are these naming schemes getting a bit tedious? I mean honestly, what brilliant mind in the marketing division of these video card companies actually proposed that adding in words like "ultimate" and "KO" would increase sales? And if it's actually working, that is a horrible...
Well, my roommate has decided that his 6800GT just isn't cutting it anymore. He managed to get ~$600 somewhere, and I'm not exactly sure where :p. Regardless, he's buying a 250gb hard drive for about $100, which leaves him $500 to spend on a video card. Here's the current tradeoff [in his eyes]...
[This is hypothetically speaking, of course, since I already have an Opteron.]
I would like this to be considered seriously. So please, none of the brand-loyalty here. If your only contribution is going to be "AMD > Intel" or "wtf intel sux get amd pwn", then please hesitate to post...
To be honest, I'm getting sick of my full tower. It feels really bloated - I'm only using 3 of the expansion slots and there's a lot of empty space. On top of all that, it's huge and I have to leave it on the floor. Hence, I'm gonna make the move to SFF. I haven't heard much about the 541 in the...
Being one of the cheapest good 955X motherboards, the AW8 looks very attractive for a bargain Presler combo. Do any owners or previous owners have anything to say about the board? I'd like opinions on stability, service, overclocking...the usual :)
My DFI board has been giving me a lot of trouble lately, and I think I'm gonna scrap it and get a new motherboard. My concern is finding a good one for overclocking with, since any other board pales in comparison to a DFI. Here's what I've been looking at as of late:
- Epox 9NPA+ Ultra