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  1. Raijian

    new HD6870 leaves artifacts on screen :(

    Mushu, I had that exact same problem years ago when I put an 8800GT in a stock HP computer I bought from an electronics store. The power supply was just barely hitting the limit for the GPU and I was an idiot and a kid so I left my PC on 24/7 with screensavers and stuff. I had overheated the...
  2. Raijian

    First overclock, need advice.

    35-40 on secondary 45-50 on primary. those are averages Edit: All of the issues I've had are gone, so far. No random fps drops for 5-10 seconds steady, no random flashing of colors on my screen.. maybe I had to re-seed everything, maybe my CPU was heating up.. who knows. Double Edit: Turns...
  3. Raijian

    First overclock, need advice.

    Update, playing WoW at full graphics to stress test. Sitting in stormwind with shadows and everything cranked as far as it can go, temperatures still reading about 29-30... Does that sound right? I have both fans active on the cooler, and they're turned up to medium speed.
  4. Raijian

    First overclock, need advice.

    Yeah, I don't really know anything about overclocking ram so I'm going to look further into it. I'm sure there's a guide around here somewhere, haha. I just want to make sure I'm getting the max performance out of my stuff.
  5. Raijian

    First overclock, need advice.

    In the BIOS I can set my DRam frequency to Auto, which puts it at 800~mhz which is undesirable I would assume, or 1300, 1600, 1900 ish, should I crank it up all the way to the top preset? Also, running at 3.9ghz as per the bios' CPU Level Up Phenom II X6 3.9 drop down selection. Running at...
  6. Raijian

    First overclock, need advice.

    I just got my cpu cooler installed and have successfully overclocked to 3.7 ghz and everything is running smoothly. I'm wondering if I can bump this up any further and if these temps and voltages look okay. I'm still learning but I thought maybe if somebody saw something out of the ordinary...
  7. Raijian

    Crossfire HD 5870

    Okay, thanks. I always thought bottlenecking was just limiting potential.. not going backwards and showing negative performance.
  8. Raijian

    Crossfire HD 5870

    Would bottlenecking cause that sudden short period of time fps drop to exactly 40 fps? With one card I never had this issue.
  9. Raijian

    Crossfire HD 5870

    Update. Seeing some very strange activity. While playing multiple games, (WoW and BF3 and I saw it again in Deus Ex) my fps is 60 with the settings cranked, and all of a sudden my fps drops to EXACTLY 40 fps for 3-5 seconds, then goes back to normal for 5 seconds and them back to 40 fps...
  10. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    I just ordered the Thermaltake Frio this morning and I plan on doing some research into overclocking. You're totally right. I have the board and processor for it, and it does sound to me like there might be some serious bottlebecking going on, or perhaps just overheating, either way it couldn't...
  11. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    No, just one 100mm one.
  12. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    Sorry if my question was stupid. I'm still learning this stuff. Thanks for your input, I'll do some measuring and if it fits I'll consider picking one of those up. I've had the TT Frio recommended to me numerous times. Edit: Also, very sorry that I derailed this thread. I'll take note of all...
  13. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    When you say "with some nice fans" do you mean a Cpu heatsink and some better case fans? My case fans are stock, probably not the best.
  14. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    Obviously not... What would you suggest?
  15. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019 Sorry, not sure what's up with that.
  16. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    I've wanted this Zalman for quite a while. I'll keep an eye on it, maybe it'll go on sale and I'll snatch it up.
  17. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    It's probably not worth reading up on and trying until I get an aftermarket heatsink, but I'll bookmark it for now! Thanks.
  18. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    Yeah, well I'm studying electronics engineering. It's probably right up my alley; I've just never taken the time to try it. Does it really increase performance? If I went from 3.2ghz to 3.9ghz, what would that take to keep it cool? What would that do to my performance?
  19. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    Yeah, I fixed the BSOD by using the preview drivers instead of the 11.9 WHQL drivers. I auto tuned my graphics cards in CCC, and it overclocked them almost all the way... should I not do that? Also, yeah, the flickering and white lines... soo annoying. I'm hoping it's just the beta, but then I...
  20. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    Thanks. I'm beginning to get frustrated and it's really tiring. I thought that adding this second 5870 to my set up would do wonders, but it's making things run worse and I'm seeing flickering textures and odd lines sometimes and it's just throwing my pc mojo off. I don't even know if getting an...
  21. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    I've never overclocked before. It seems like such a long and time consuming process. Ever guide I read is like a novella of warnings and unless it's easy I don't think I can do it.
  22. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    I can't on stock cooling. I need a zalman cooler first and maybe I'll put it at 3.4ghz but with my luck it would cause my computer and everything I own to set fire.
  23. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    I wasn't using WoW as a benchmark, but it did start acting strange, like when I minimized everything would flash blue and lines would go across my screen quickly and then sometimes when I minimize and go back into WoW after browsing the web or whatever my fps drops to under 10 until I restart...
  24. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    How do I use a profile package? I installed the profile package under the new preview drivers but I'm not seeing them in CCC. Edit: Crossfire must be giving me issues. When I minimize, everything flashes blue for a second, and ever since I put this second card in I've been having troubles. :(
  25. Raijian

    Battlefield 3 Clubhouse

    Yeah, I'm beginning to think something is drastically wrong with my rig. I minimized WoW for a second to post and now when I go back into it I'm getting 7 fps and if I stop moving it goes back to 60. I'm not sure what's up with crossfire but I'm better off using one of these cards. AMD Is...