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  1. ArmoredCavalry

    Fastest memory for Sandy Bridge? (2500K)

    Yeah, I guess that could be the case (with only 1300 being a bottleneck). I have Fallout on my SSD, yeap. I tried tweaking things on the 1600Mhz ram beforehand, but I couldn't really get the system stable. I tried a lot of combinations of increasing clocks, decreasing timings, increasing...
  2. ArmoredCavalry

    Fastest memory for Sandy Bridge? (2500K)

    I dunno, according to that benchmark I linked in the original post, they had some large differences (going from 1333-2400 at least). I figured it was worth a shot, but guess I will be returning it.
  3. ArmoredCavalry

    Fastest memory for Sandy Bridge? (2500K)

    Sorry for late reply, for some reason I didn't get any thread notifications, even though I have it watched, and notifications are turned on. Checked spam folder as well, nothing... So, I ended up getting some 2400MHz RAM and it seemed to run fine at 2133MHz. However, I didn't see any big...
  4. ArmoredCavalry

    Fastest memory for Sandy Bridge? (2500K)

    Ever since I originally bought my 2500K, I've run it with 1600Mhz memory, specifically these. Recently I've started playing Fallout 4, and I've noticed in a lot of areas I get frame rate drops down to 40's, regardless of what settings I use (even on low I get the drops). The interesting thing...
  5. ArmoredCavalry

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    You're very welcome, thanks for checking it out!
  6. ArmoredCavalry

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    Glad to hear it! :)
  7. ArmoredCavalry

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    When possible, I update the twitter feed for promo codes. I've thought about something like having promo codes for certain stores show up in the 'info popup' you get when you click the (i) icon next to games. I guess the issue with this is, it requires me to always keep it up-to-date...
  8. ArmoredCavalry

    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    If you're interested in PC digital download sales/deals, check out the site I've been working on: http://www.cheapshark.com/ Basically it automatically indexes deals from Steam, Amazon, Gamer's Gate, GreenManGaming (and others). It also automatically rates them based on percent off...
  9. ArmoredCavalry

    A site for comparing prices of digital downloads

    You're welcome, enjoy. ;)
  10. ArmoredCavalry

    A site for comparing prices of digital downloads

    Earlier this year, I started working on a site to index the deals from major digital distributors (Steam, Amazon, Gamer's Gate, GreenManGaming, etc.) After a lot of time and effort, this is the site today: http://www.cheapshark.com/ So, if you're interested in finding the cheapest place to...
  11. ArmoredCavalry

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

    Wasn't sure if this had been brought up yet, but it says FXAA has been added as an option in the control panel? Does this mean it can now be forced in all DX9/10/11 games? I know before they had an option in Nvidia's control panel, but it was only for OpenGL.
  12. ArmoredCavalry

    HD 7950 Issues...

    Yes. I did swap the 6950 out for this card (mostly because I found a buyer for it before getting the 7950). So, the specs are as listed. Update: So, I have now tried about 5 different drivers.... still no luck. I have also tried swapping out the HDMI for DVI, with no luck. Sometimes on boot...
  13. ArmoredCavalry

    HD 7950 Issues...

    So I just got my HD 7950 installed, and instantly having issues. The card is installed correctly, and I'm assuming it is getting plenty of power. The issue seems to be all software related. With no AMD drivers installed, everything works fine. As soon as I install drivers, whether they be...
  14. ArmoredCavalry

    2500K Stuck at 1.6Ghz - Idle and Under Load

    I figured it out, mentioned the solution in post above. Thank you anyhow.
  15. ArmoredCavalry

    2500K Stuck at 1.6Ghz - Idle and Under Load

    I have the latest BIOS. I actually just 'fixed' the issue. :toast: Now, mind you, I had already shut down (not rebooted, but actually shut down), with no luck. On a hunch, I figured I would also try shutting down again, but also unplugging and waiting 15 seconds then plugging back in. Somehow...
  16. ArmoredCavalry

    2500K Stuck at 1.6Ghz - Idle and Under Load

    Tried this, but with no luck. I am going to try to change the CPU ratio from AUTO to something higher than 16 and see if that even picks up...
  17. ArmoredCavalry

    2500K Stuck at 1.6Ghz - Idle and Under Load

    So, I have run into a bit of an issue. It seems no matter what settings I use in the Bios with my setup, my 2500K is now stuck at a sluggish 1.6 GHZ. Earlier this week I got a new cooler (CNPS9900 MAX), and had overclocked to ~5GHZ. The overclock seemed pretty stable with no issues for the...
  18. ArmoredCavalry

    Cooler for 1155, that doesn't require removing motherboard?

    Wait what? I thought that my P183 didn't have a mobo access area, it was only on the newest revision? Here is the one I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129061&Tpk=p183
  19. ArmoredCavalry

    Cooler for 1155, that doesn't require removing motherboard?

    Ah really? Yeah I was wondering exactly how stable it would be, although it seems like a fairly light heatsink at least? Would you recommend canceling the Zalman and getting the Hyper TX3 (if you have any experience with those)?
  20. ArmoredCavalry

    Cooler for 1155, that doesn't require removing motherboard?

    Yeah, I was amazed at how little metal there was... even compared to the old 775 stock heatsinks. My friend was showing me the awesome rifle coolers that Intel was originally going to ship with unlocked sandy bridge cpu's, what happened to those. 0_o Yeah, I meant one without a backplate...
  21. ArmoredCavalry

    Cooler for 1155, that doesn't require removing motherboard?

    Alright, in that case, I think I'll go with the one above. It seems to cool fairly well for the size/price anyhow. :)
  22. ArmoredCavalry

    Cooler for 1155, that doesn't require removing motherboard?

    Discovered the stock heatsinks with sandy bridge cpus are absolute trash (was hitting about 80c+!) Anyone know of a good cooler that doesn't require installing a bracket behind the motherboard? I found one example, but not sure if it is very good...
  23. ArmoredCavalry

    Retasking Rear Audio Jacks with ASUS P8P67

    Yeah, I've done it with both my previous Gigabyte boards, no issues whatsoever. Both of them used Realtek chips for audio as well, so no clue why it won't work now, on a more expensive mobo... :wtf: Edit: So, I did some more poking around, and found the two exact chips being used in both...
  24. ArmoredCavalry

    Retasking Rear Audio Jacks with ASUS P8P67

    So, I just recently upgraded to Sandy Bridge, with an Asus P8P67 mobo. Everything went very smoothly, except for one issue with sound. On my old Gigabyte mobo, I was able to retask rear audio jacks. I made 3 of them "Headphones" so I could have multiple output devices plugged in, all putting...
  25. ArmoredCavalry

    Thoughts on Asus P67 Sabertooth?

    Hm, the only issue I have with Biostar is I've always had the impression they aren't as high of quality as brands like gigabyte/asus. I haven't really had any experience with their boards, so I honestly don't know, but that has just been my impression of them from what I've been told.
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