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    Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 Artifacts

    INITIAL POST: Currently running a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 with the following standard clocks: 2D Mode: GPU Core 100Mhz; Gpu Memory 300Mhz, VDC 0.945V 3D Mode: GPU Core 775Mhz; Gpu Memory 1000Mhz, VDC 0.945V In 2D Mode experiencing artifacts in certain situations, when I move windows a lot...
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    Anyone playing Civilization V?

    I cannot see the Civilization V SDK, It's supposed to be in Steam --> Tools. It's not listed there I double and tripple checked, may be something to do with the region where I am, I tried manualy changing it but still no dice. Can anyone upload or post an alternate link of the december...
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    VGA artifacts in 2D mode

    Currently running a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 with the following standard clocks: 2D Mode: GPU Core 100Mhz; Gpu Memory 300Mhz, VDC 0.945V @2 Amps 3D Mode: GPU Core 775Mhz; Gpu Memory 1000Mhz, VDC 0.945V @6 Amps In 2D Mode experiencing artifacts in certain situations, when I move windows a lot or...
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    Gigabyte HD6850 Fan Idle Issue?

    I've recently purchased a Gigabyte HD6850 1Gb. I have to admit the selling point to me was the Twin Razor fan, seemed the best stock cooling option at the moment, and was lured by low fan noise. However after installing the video drivers I noticed the fan idles jump up a noisy 73% speed. I...
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    Logitech g500 vs Ozone Gaming Radon 5K

    Ever since it was launched I had my eyes on the Logitech G500 for it's impressive performance and acceptable price. This year however I discovered quite a few worthy competitors like the Mionix Naos 5000, Gigabyte GM-M8000X and the Ozone Radon 5k All of them seem to use similar or identical...
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    Network deployment, potential issues

    I've been working on a wireless network for a SOHO and was wondering if there's a problem with this configuration. I'm primarily concerned about stability issues on the wireless side. The 3 fixed PC's will have wireless N cards via D-Link DWA-547. The laptops are G and whatever the guests will...
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    Belkin N+ Router & 50/50Mbit FTTB connection

    I just recently bought myself a Belkin N+ router since because I got tired of ICS-ing to another PC i have in my house. The router gets high grades in reviews, especially for environments where many fast connections are needed (bittorrent as an example). Noticed a drop in top speed...
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    Windows 7 installation issues

    I tried to install windows 7 on my pc as multiboot. I did not want it to mess with my currently installed Vista so I installed it on a diferent partition. (entered bios changed hdd boot order). When I tried to install it returns the error: Windows 7 cannot install, please check log... or...
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    How to mask Video card name...

    I remember reading a post on TPU not to long ago that it is possible to change the displayed name string of a video card. In my case I'd like to obfuscate my 4870 to a 2600 PRO Why would I want to do that you'd ask me well, Thing is that well my girfriend will most possibly kick my ass if...
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    HIS ATI Radeon 4870, 1024MB DDR5 available for preorder

    HIS ATI Radeon 4870, 1024MB DDR5 (H487F1GP), available for preorder (I called the retailer and confirmed that it will be in stock in 14 days). Link The site is romanian, but the specs are easily readable for everyone I guess Price around here is aprox. 40$ more than the reference card, it...
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    Anything safer than SFTP for sending data?

    I've just set up a windows based server with the purpose of being a teamspeak server. Occasionaly I want to use it to transfer data safely for me and a handful of friends. I gathered various info from forums/articles on the safe & easy ways to transfer data over the internet. All have...
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    Gigabyte Dual-BIOS update problem

    I'm trying to update my GA-EX38-DS5 bios, bought it in feb 2008, the board came with F1 original bios, flashed it succesfully to F2 version using the @Bios utillity (from Windows XP SP3). Meanwhile Gigabyte rolled out it's D.E.S. Advanced that allows for power saving schemes even while...
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    The RPG Thread

    Fallout 3 is due to be released this october.. needless to say nostalgia kicked in, strange forces compelling me to replay the series for the 11th time.:) I dont know how good of a sequel Fallout III will be, anyway I hope for the best. Being an avid consumer of RPG's, I can say that I've...
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    Opera 9.50 is out

    Opera 9.50 is out since yesterday. Funny thing though I remember somewhere in march 2008 a topic that stated "Opera fist to achieve 100% Acid3 test!". My install only got 83/100 though. The new skin looks like crap, anyway I use windows native. More render screen visible compared to old...
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    Freshly built system: Freezing Problem

    I've recently built this system for myself. And I am being plagued by in game and desktop freezing. Any help would be more than welcome as I tried troubleshooting it with partial (and boggling) results. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intel Pentium...
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    HD 3870 Best reference cooler

    Okay so I'm thinking of buying a new video card, I've settled on a 3870 preferably with gddr4. Simply said I wish to know which of the providers has the best cooling performance as I do not plan to go with an after-market cooler. My current choice would be Sapphire Ati Radeon HD3870 Toxic...
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