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    Upgrade my power supply?

    I have a 9 month old Antec 300w power supply that came with my case that says it has 15A to the 12v rail. I currently have an Asus mobo, Barton 2800+, eVGA 6600GT, and an 80 gig HD in there. Runs perfect. I'm upgrading to an ASRock Dual SATA2, Opteron 146, ATI X800 GTO modded to 16 pipes. Do...
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    How much have prices dropped in the last 6 months?

    I have an AGP card. I usually just run it at the stock 500/900 settings. It will OC to 570/1010 no prob.
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    How much have prices dropped in the last 6 months?

    I'm debating upgrading my video card now or waiting 6 months to do so. I've been eyeing the 7800GTs but can't convince myself to spend $320 to upgrade from my 6600GT, although I could sell my card for ~$100 and only end up spending $220 for the 7800GT. I currently have a Sempron 2800+ and 1...
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    Why is Doom3 running like crap?

    I have an Athlon 2800+, GeForce 6600GT, 1 gig 3200DDR Corsair, and an 80gig Maxtor ATA133 HD. The game is running just fine in 1152x864 with 2x AA enable. However, whenver I'm walking around the first base (just bought the game) whenever I walk into a new room in the base the game halts for...
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    Best Athlon64 to overclock?

    As I understand, AMD makes all the Athlon64 chips on the same line, tests them, and whichever ones are up to spec they "name them" according to how well they performed. With that, it's safe to say an Athlon64 2800+ is essentially the same chip as a 3500+, correct? This is what I remember from...
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    Any suggestions on this setup?

    What about this Rosewill that's on sale at Newegg with free shipping? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182019 33A from two 12v rails isn't bad for the price, as long as it's good. What do you guys think?
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    $250: Which Mobo+CPU to go with?

    Really thinking about going with the ASRock 939 motherboard and Athlon64 3000+ retail chip from Newegg. I currently have a gig of Corsair Value ram, which I think is this exact model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440 How will this work with the aforementioned...
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    Any suggestions on this setup?

    I'm going to upgrade my computer and was wondering what you guys thought about this setup. I'm after bang for the buck and will be recycling my Antec case, eVGA 6600GT 128mg AGP and my 1GB Corsair Value RAM DDR400 (I think that's the RAM heh). My current setup is an ASUS Mobo with a Sempron...
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    $250: Which Mobo+CPU to go with?

    Part of me just wants to buy a new mobo/cpu and power supply and be done with it. I've been working 50-60 hours a week, and I do make good money. The $250 is because I'm a tight wad but I could spring another $50-$100 no prob. I was eyeing that mobo on Newegg, after checking socket 939...
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    $250: Which Mobo+CPU to go with?

    I originally had a Soyo motherboard in there, and it was constantly letting off the high pitched speaker letting me know the CPU was too hot. I went into BIOS and set the temp higher and it stopped doing that. I have switched to an ASUS that my buddy gave me to try out and the same symptoms...
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    $250: Which Mobo+CPU to go with?

    Hey guys. I have an ASUS mobo with a 2800+ AMD and I'm getting a lot of freeze ups and reboots while playing games. While in 2D mode in Windows, this thing can run for weeks no problem, but once I start playing a game I get in trouble. After much testing and nothing solid to tell me what's...
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    Two questions related to my vid card performance

    I'm thinking of picking up this Thermaltake from Newegg along with the RAM I purchase. $37 and $1 shippnig looks pretty good to me. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153006
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    Two questions related to my vid card performance

    I got a Soyo KT600 mobo + an Athlon 2800+ processor from my friend for $25, a deal I couldn't pass up. He said my 1gb of PC2100 would work fine, which it does, but it makes me drop my FSB down to 133mhz which sucks. I'd like to get some faster RAM and saw this deal at Newegg for 1gb of Corsair...
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    Why is my 3DMark so low with my new 6600GT?

    I went into my BIOS and saw the memory was running at 133mhz (this is old PC2100). I upped the speed to 166mhz and it wouldn't boot. I put in 1 memory stick at a time until it would boot, and it booted off my small 256meg chip at 166mhz. I reran the tests and my CPU score went up to: 1124...
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    Why is my 3DMark so low with my new 6600GT?

    I tried the link on my other computer, after logging in, and it displayed fine. Maybe it only shows because I logged in and it's the free trial version. Anywho, here's my copy/paste. Any help is GREATLY appreciated! 3DMark Score 1616 3DMarks CPU Score 924 CPUMarks General Information...
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    Why is my 3DMark so low with my new 6600GT?

    I have pretty much the same spec computer as a lot of other users on 3DMark, including driver versions, yet mine is scoring half as well as theirs. Take a look for yourself: Here is mine and here is one like mine...
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    Radeon 9800 PRO or GeForce 6600 GT for my 2800+?

    Just bought the eVGA 6600GT 128meg from Monarch for $177 - $20 rebate, with free FarCry and Soldier of Fortune. I do good? :o
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    Radeon 9800 PRO or GeForce 6600 GT for my 2800+?

    My old GeForce4 Ti4400 just bit the dust and I need a replacement card for my computer. I'll probably build a whole new computer in 12-18 months but for the time being which would you choose for an Athlon 2800+? I can get retail versions of each card with shipping: Radeon 9800 Pro 128meg for...
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    I think I'm going to vomit! (vid card dead)

    Explain to me the $100 pricetag for your video card, when I can get a retail 9600XT 128meg shipped to me for $100, and a 256meg version for a few bucks more? Also, how hard is it to get a 9550 to XT type speeds, how much faster is an XT really, than a 9550, and I promise this is my last...
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    I think I'm going to vomit! (vid card dead)

    My trusty OLD Geforce4 Ti4400 died on me a few days ago. I just started researching video cards to replace it for a year, until I spend $800-$1000 to totally redo my computer (not monitor). I currently have an Athlon 1800+ with 768megs and just need a decent video card to play Asheron's Call...