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An easy way to extend your Gfx Card and have lower temps *READ*


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Jul 27, 2008
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System Name ZODiAC-v3
Processor AMD Phenom II X3 710 (2.6GHz)
Motherboard ECS GeForce7050M-M V2.0
Cooling 5 ThermalTake fans
Memory Ganged Dual-Channel 4GB DDR2-800 (5-5-5-18@400MHz)
Video Card(s) EVGA e-GeForce 9500GT 512MB DDR2
Storage Seagate 2x 320GB Barracuda 7200RPM 3.0Gb/s SATA
Display(s) IBM P260 (max 1920x1440)
Case Logisys CS888CL- Clear Acrylic
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition (on board)
Power Supply Antec TruPower Trio 550-watt
Software Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Benchmark Scores GPU: 550MHz to 630MHz
This is what I do, and I'm using 0.27 beta 3.

I have three profiles set:

(1) Default - 725/396
(2) Medium - 810/450
(3) High - 837/425

So when I play say "Crysis" I use #3. But if I'm going to play "Counter-Strike: Source" I'll use #2. Every time I'm done playing any game (or using a 3d studio max 2008) I re-load to #1, default.

This will help extend not only the life of the card (by many different factors) but it'll allow you to have cooler temperatures and only use it when you need it. Plus, I'm sure in some way you'll be doing your part to prevent Global Warming. Example, my temperature was 75c on #3 and now 60c.

Hope this was original and helpful. :)
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