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    Been out of the game for a while. Could use some advice for my son's build...

    Hello everyone. Going to put together a set-up for my son. He already has a GPU (he's been using it in dad's antiquated rig. Yep, it's still kicking...) pcpartpicker link Not looking for a monster system, just something to game comfortably on for a while. Was originally looking at a 1150...
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    [FS][US] Q9450 and Volt-modded HIS 3870

    3870 PRICE DROP THIS WEEKEND! $100 SHIPPED IN CONUS Q9450 sold to Nate (thanks bro!) I have BIG plans on my home theater and need to free up some cash. The Q9450 is the one I purchased from trt740 (who purchased from fitseries3) a couple of months ago. Truely a "golden" chip. Check here...
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    Oblivion woes *chug chug*

    Just reinstalled Oblivion to give it a spin with the new CPU and CF. Met with horrible chugging. As info, I have my pagefile set to 3GB and as the game starts, the usage ramps up to 1.75GB. At the same time CPU usage starts at 15% then when the pagefile usage pegs at 1.75GB the CPU usage...
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    [FS][US] E8500 early batch

    E8500 early batch *SOLD* *SOLD* Up for sale is a chip I bought from fitseries3 a while back. I've since bought a Q9450, so this has got to go. This chip got me my first 20k in 3DM06 @ 4.6GHz on air. Batch Q740A493 VID=1.225 Results from same batch... Let me know what other...
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    [WTB][US] Asus Maximus formula/Rampage formula

    Either board would be nice. SE maximus would be cool too! :toast: Shoot me some prices. This will be my last upgrade before Nehalem.
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    Case suggestions for internal dual-loop...

    Beyond the Silverstone TJ07 and the Mountain Mods UFO are there any other cases that would/could hold dual rads (120.3 + 120.2)? I'd love to have a TJ07 but the inital cost is causing me to balk. :eek: Sub $300 would be the goal. (And a side panel would be nice, though I guess I could do...
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    CPU stress testing advice...

    Currently I am using two instances of Prime95 large, in-place ffts to test the CPU. Should I be using small ffts to check? Sould I just go with Orthos? What are the standards that most go by in regards to small/large ffts and Priority level? I'm currently @ 4.275GHz w/1.408V under load...
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    Curious issue with 45nm dual core

    It seems to be operating as only one core when multi-threaded programs kick in. My motherboard isn't giving me the option for CPU Multi-threading (which should become available if the CPU supports it.) I've already went about loading the lates BIOS for the X38-DQ6, so that isn't the issue...
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    Program to log core utilization

    I am aware of real-time monitoring in the Perfomance tab of the Task Manager, but is there something to log the utilization of individual cores while you are running a benchmark/game/app? I should specify that this is for a 45nm CPU.
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    Which app to lower CPU multi

    Don't laugh guys, I've never attempted this before.....:o I wanted to get familiar with the process before I port over to the new mobo. Details or links would be appreciated.:toast:
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    Crunch Time! Help me choose RAM...

    The last descision needs to be made. I'm torn between some very fast OCZ Flex XLC 9600 2x1 Kit and the hot-ticket Transcend aXeram 1200+. I've read some reviews on the OCZ and they seemed to be great, unfortunately there were no X38 boards to test them on. The scaled close to DDR 1300...
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    Your memory suggestions for X38 board...

    Hey all, Got a Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 comming and was looking for some speedy ram to feed it. Currently looking at: Transcend aXeram 1200+ Mushkin PC2-9200 Part#996560 Is there anything else I'm missing OR that would be more compatible with an X38 board? I'd love to be able to find...
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    Help troubleshoot my resets!

    Within the last week I had developed a strange issue where my computer with reset when two conditions are in place: 1) It is a cold boot. 2) a large application is opened. After the first reset, the computer is stable. No more resets no matter how much load is on the CPU/RAM/HDD. I have...
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    FurMark-OpenGL benchmark now available!

    JeGX, the creator of the original Fur Rendering OpenGL benchmark, has released a new version of this popular app to include a validation process and automatic scoreboard update when run in "Contest Mode". What is FurMark? FurMark is a small OpenGL benchmark focused on fur rendering. The...
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    My first PCMark Vantage score...For what it's worth!

    HOORAY! I was finally able to get through a run of this. Took about 16 min.!:eek: Gonna have to upgrade to the Advanced edition soon. Link.
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    Making Crossfire Work and Optimization

    This thread was created to serve multiple functions: 1.)Create a “one-stop-shop” for all information/links/support for individuals having issues enabling Crossfire. 2.)Outline the specific steps required to correctly install Crossfire hardware/software. 3.)Provide documented proof...
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    Favorite games of '07, most anticipated games for '08!

    I'm looking to pick up some games soon (gift certificates from Christmas) and was wondering where the monies should go. I've got Crysis and Call of Juarez (although I can't play it since Starforce won't accept the key code!:banghead:) Thinking about Bioshock and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or should I...
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    MX-2 + new Danger Den blocks=BAD!!

    Not happy right now... In preparation for my 3870s, I removed my 1950XT from the loop. So I took the oportunity to rearrange the tubing as suggested by a few people who helped me when I fisrt put it together. I have the new Danger Den MC-TDX CPU block and was testing it with some MX-2. I...
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    What do you want to see from 3870 Crossfire?

    My cards are due in Monday. 2 HIS HD3870 from NCIX. They are sequential barcodes and the serial numbers are 4 apart. Thought it would be a good opportunity to see how closely matched they were. Anyone have suggestions for what battery of benchmarks/tests I should put them though to determine...
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    Took the plunge: 2x3870s!

    Could...not...resist......new....cards!!!:laugh: They aren't actually comming, they are on pre-order. My thought is I can try both and keep the best one OR if they both rock I can try my hand at this Crossfire biz. I realy wanted to hold out for a 3870x2 or r700 but it was going to take...
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    First attempt at water cooling...FAIL!

    First attempt at water cooling...FAIL! now WINAR!! Well, I've done it this time!:rolleyes: In an attempt to slap my rig back together with my new blocks, I am met with a no-POST situation. One piece of evidence is that when it is first powered on, you can see that a signal is sent to...
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    Why might Vcore changes not stick?

    Wondering if anyone has seen this before. I have been trying to fine tune my OC for a while now, but recently have become flustered at Orthos failures during stability testing. Checking Speedfan or Intel Dekstop Utilities showed that no matter what Vcore I set in the BIOS, I was only...
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    How do I run my PC outside it's case?

    Hey, I need to do some modifications to my case, but I don't want to be without my computer for that long. I figured I'd set it up on my desk, but then I got to thinking: How do I power it on? Do I somehow jumper the power header on the mobo? I've never done this before so I'd like some...
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    Water Cooling, or New Video Card?

    Well, I mean how I will spend it!;) I'm torn between purchases at the moment. I already bought a new PC P&C Silencer 750 to base all my potential upgrades. I wanted to set up some water cooling on my rig. Danger Den or Swiftech CPU block, DD chipset block, ATI Tyee, BIX 120.3 rad and DD...
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    Help w/ Call of Juarez graphical glitches

    I only have the problem with this game. I like it alot, but I'm about to dump it if I can't get this figured out. I've posted some screens that I took at the beginning. All settings HIGH except shadows. 1400X900 res. It appears to only occur when it has to render HDR effects (or some...