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    Best XP Graphics cards for Retro PC

    I made no assumptions, just some facts that are getting ignored. 3dmark03? I'm sure it does rate higher in XP. Run a more modern benchmark.
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    Best XP Graphics cards for Retro PC

    Sure, lots of people ignore good advice. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you should. I can drop a V8 in a Dodge Omni. Doesn't mean it's a great idea. He's building a retro PC for retro gaming. I'm sure he can enable PAE, install something like the Dibya kernel hack, etc...
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    Need some assistance with BIOS flashing with ch341a

    That's the same one I have. It's set to put 3.3v out in the default jumper pin position, which yours is in. No clue how a card would be frying it. Probably a dumb question, but you're not plugging it up to a powered card, are you?
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    Another chinese fake 1050 Ti 4GB

    Without a programmer, I would only flash it if you have a means to boot via onboard video or a secondary card in another pcie slot. Those things frequently have defective memory that is underclocked, and won't POST when flashed.
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    Wrong GPU PCI Device ID on GTX 1650

    Not certain how it would have let you flash the wrong one in the first place, but... Use the version of nvflash with board id mismatch disabled. nvflash --protectoff nvflash -6 example.rom
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    Best XP Graphics cards for Retro PC

    Congrats on turning on the PAE switch. I'm sure no one has ever done that before. Now post some benchmarks showing how much of your 12GB is actually being utilized.
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    Best XP Graphics cards for Retro PC

    Since he's doing an XP build, it could be to his advantage to stick to a 1GB card. 32-bit XP only recognizes 4GB TOTAL, RAM and video card combined. So if he has a 2GB card, it will only see 2GB of system memory.
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    Need some assistance with BIOS flashing with ch341a

    The CH341A I had has a jumper pin on it to select voltage, and it defaults to 3.3v. I would think if it was set wrong, you would damage the BIOS chip, not the programmer. I've even clipped the thing on backwards by accident before with no permenant ill effects. Do you have a picture of the...
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    how to identify bios

    On a graphics card, typically 8 pins with a dot in the corner of the chip where pin 1 is.
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    Best XP Graphics cards for Retro PC

    I'd keep the E7500, it was faster than the lower clocked C2Q in some apps. The 8400GS was a slug even when it was new. 512MB 9600GT or a Radeon 6770 are roughly the same vintage but way faster.
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    Sapphire RX 580 Pulse - Adjust Memory Timings - Better Gaming?

    Asking because the ubermix timings are built with the goal of improving your mining hashrate. Real-world gaming gains from this are going to be very minimal. Try something like the 1625 timings at 2050. If you're still not noticing gains, it may be time to try to bump the core clock up.
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    Sapphire RX 580 Pulse - Adjust Memory Timings - Better Gaming?

    Are you trying to use this for gaming or for mining?
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    Sapphire RX 580 Pulse - Adjust Memory Timings - Better Gaming?

    @eidairaman1 You guys seem to be on the right track. The 580 does have a hard set TDP limit. I haven't messed with one myself, but I believe the Polaris BIOS editor can bump it up for him. He's likely hitting the limit set in BIOS and getting throttled back down. As you've already...
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    [FR] I have an old Galax GTX 970 Hall of Fame (4GB GDDR5) is it worth anything ?

    Objectively it's an odd card, and probably rare. Minimum value being a 4GB 970 would be USD $180, you could always start there and see if it goes higher in an auction format.
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    FAKE 1050 TI Stumped on correct bios.

    Try the attached. Memory tables in yours look a little odd. I'm not certain what size it was supposed to be reporting, but it wasn't reporting 4GB like most of the others. Changes: HW ID reports as GTS 450 BIOS checksum fixed Attempted to update memory config to 1GB. If not working...
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