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:laugh:

I haven't dicked with Powerplay at all, I'll find my max stable OC at stock volts and leave it at that until my rig starts feeling the burn. Considering I can play Metro 2033 maxed out (settings in previous posts) with MLAA enabled I'm happy.

:D

All I need now is a PCIe SSD to dump Windows and my games onto and will only then need to replace my case and get on with WC'ing it. No new hardware for me for at least 2 years!
Thanks, apparently increasing powerplay even just a little can have a large positive impact on performance, all it really does is allows the software to increase power draw which in real terms makes up for the limit set by AMD, just a 10% increase in powerplay should keep you below the 225W TDP level but you may actually find that you get a near 10% performance increase.

I might actually keep the card as a 6950 for a couple of days before I flash, simply to get a feel for the differences when I do if that makes sense.
 

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Bro's machine is still down after a new PSU and video card, anyone have a crossfire LGA 775 board I can buy for a decent price?

he must have pissed about with it while i was fixing it the first time because i tested each part in my own rig :banghead: :mad:
 
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I might actually keep the card as a 6950 for a couple of days before I flash, simply to get a feel for the differences when I do if that makes sense.
Completely.

I was too impatient but Metro doesn't stutter like it did when it was a 6950.
 

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Bro's machine is still down after a new PSU and video card, anyone have a crossfire LGA 775 board I can buy for a decent price?
HUSKIE is meant to be buying my Foxconn BlackOps but he is hardly on TPU anymore and he was planning on paying me before Crimbo and hasn't. However, I'll drop him a PM to see if he still wants the board and if not, it's yours for £60 (which includes next day courier delivery). I've got it sat here with me at work ready to be sent.

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HUSKIE is meant to be buying my Foxconn BlackOps but he is hardly on TPU anymore and he was planning on paying me before Crimbo and hasn't. However, I'll drop him a PM to see if he still wants the board and if not, it's yours for £60 (which includes next day courier delivery). I've got it sat here with me at work ready to be sent.

:rockout:
wow, thanks for the offer man, if the CPU is dead im just gonna rebuild the system, but if the mobo is faulty then i will definately consider that mobo in my short list of options :rockout:

thanks ;)

edit: why are you getting rid of the X48 rather than your X38?
 

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wow, thanks for the offer man, if the CPU is dead im just gonna rebuild the system, but if the mobo is faulty then i will definately consider that mobo in my short list of options :rockout:

thanks ;)

edit: why are you getting rid of the X48 rather than your X38?
I thought I was going to be able to get a better OC but it just the same really. No improvement at all and I prefer ASUS over Foxconn.
 

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wow, thanks for the offer man, if the CPU is dead im just gonna rebuild the system, but if the mobo is faulty then i will definately consider that mobo in my short list of options :rockout:

thanks ;)

edit: why are you getting rid of the X48 rather than your X38?
Sounds like you could do with a brand new Xonar D2X too - If you want I could knock the price down a little further - it sounds leagues better then your creative ZS!! :rockout::rockout:
 

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Oh no!

I've started getting atefacts in Burnout Paradise. I'm not turning my back on this flash just yet though. It's only in Burnout and I've been forcing AA and MLAA so I'm hoping it's just an old game stressing out a bit.

It's not happening in Metro 2033 which I've been playing more than anything else. I do however keep thinking that I'm seeing them but I think they're specks of dust. Just not used to the level of detail or something.

Anyroad, I'll keep you posted.

:/

UPDATE: No corruption in 3DMark06, personally I wouldn't be running this but as Freedom asked. I can't say I'm all that impressed tbh. I nearly hit 19000 with a ASUS Matrix GTX285.
 

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Oh no!

I've started getting atefacts in Burnout Paradise. I'm not turning my back on this flash just yet though. It's only in Burnout and I've been forcing AA and MLAA so I'm hoping it's just an old game stressing out a bit.

It's not happening in Metro 2033 which I've been playing more than anything else. I do however keep thinking that I'm seeing them but I think they're specks of dust. Just not used to the level of detail or something.

Anyroad, I'll keep you posted.

:/

UPDATE: No corruption in 3DMark06, personally I wouldn't be running this but as Freedom asked. I can't say I'm all that impressed tbh. I nearly hit 19000 with a ASUS Matrix GTX285.
Its your CPU, I got over 25000 with a 5850, you need to increase that Powerplay to 10% and run it again, money says better score! What speed you running the memory...... default 6970 speeds??
 

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UPDATE: No corruption in 3DMark06, personally I wouldn't be running this but as Freedom asked. I can't say I'm all that impressed tbh. I nearly hit 19000 with a ASUS Matrix GTX285.
I pull over 21k with just a single 5850 - thats some poor score
 

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Its your CPU, I got over 25000 with a 5850, you need to increase that Powerplay to 10% and run it again, money says better score! What speed you running the memory...... default 6970 speeds??
Yeah default 6970 core & mem.

:(
 

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Sounds like you could do with a brand new Xonar D2X too - If you want I could knock the price down a little further - it sounds leagues better then your creative ZS!! :rockout::rockout:
that is wayyy to expensive for me, even if i did have the cash my both my and my brother's PC are fucked, i tested out that CPU in my PC now this piece of shit wont boot with either processor in it. he is gonna buy an AMD X6, motherboard and RAM. now im stuck again....
 

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that is wayyy to expensive for me, even if i did have the cash my both my and my brother's PC are fucked, i tested out that CPU in my PC now this piece of shit wont boot with either processor in it. he is gonna buy an AMD X6, motherboard and RAM. now im stuck again....
Dude - My Xonar STX cost me £130 - I paid £100 for this D2X - the fact i offerd it to you at almost below half price - you are laughing. card still retails at £90-100 and nobody wants to buy it for £70 despite brand new - so dont give me this too expensive BS - talk with your wallet not your mouth!! :toast::toast:
 

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Dude - My Xonar STX cost me £130 - I paid £100 for this D2X - the fact i offerd it to you at almost below half price - you are laughing. card still retails at £90-100 and nobody wants to buy it for £70 despite brand new - so dont give me this too expensive BS - talk with your wallet not your mouth!! :toast::toast:
Obviously the right attitude to take to clinch the deal.

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Yeah default 6970 core & mem.

:(
OK, well it's either powerplay stopping you drawing enough power for the card at load (research shows that the powerplay config is not changed to the different 6870 config when flashed) and therefore you need to give that GPU more powerzzzz or it's memory, most (but not all) 6950's memory is rated at 1250 so with this new error checking thingy you may be getting massive throttling, my advice would be therefore in this order:

1. Pull memory back to 1250 and try another run, all other settings the same..... score?
2. Put memory back to default 6970 speeds, increase powerplay to 10% and do a run..... score?
3. Pull memory back to 1250, increase Powerplay to +10% and do another run..... score?
 

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OK, well it's either powerplay stopping you drawing enough power for the card at load (research shows that the powerplay config is not changed to the different 6870 config when flashed) and therefore you need to give that GPU more powerzzzz or it's memory, most (but not all) 6950's memory is rated at 1250 so with this new error checking thingy you may be getting massive throttling, my advice would be therefore in this order:

1. Pull memory back to 1250 and try another run, all other settings the same..... score?
2. Put memory back to default 6970 speeds, increase powerplay to 10% and do a run..... score?
3. Pull memory back to 1250, increase Powerplay to +10% and do another run..... score?
Will do. I ever really bench for shits & giggles. As my games play brilliantly I'm not too bothered. Just a little bit worried (& paranoid) about the artefact that appeared whilst in Burnout. Didn't reappear in any other game nor did any other corruption.

I will try your suggestion though and see how the results differ.
 
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Ive Been offerd £60 for my D2X :eek: not too sure if i should part with it for that price....
 

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Ive Been offerd £60 for my D2X :eek: not too sure if i should part with it for that price....
It's all sale and demand, times are tough, many see a good quality sound card as a luury they can do without, especially with half decent on board 7.1 chips and faster CPU's to push them..... although it's up to you of course, if you need to sell it bad.... yes, if not....no!
 

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well the idea was to sell this Xonar and get an SSD - but ive been trying to sell it for a month and theres been loads of interest but no-one wants, asside from the polish peoples who email me from gumtree and lowball me for £40
 
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Anyone here know much abour petrol RC cars? My little brother just bought one for me but we don't know the first thing about them! He got it second hand.
Anyone know of a good site to learn about them?
 
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Anyone here know much abour petrol RC cars? My little brother just bought one for me but we don't know the first thing about them! He got it second hand.
Anyone know of a good site to learn about them?
All I know is that I'm jealous. A mate's brother had one once. Bloody thing went like the clappers, it was awesome.
 

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Anyone here know much abour petrol RC cars? My little brother just bought one for me but we don't know the first thing about them! He got it second hand.
Anyone know of a good site to learn about them?
A colleague in our Networks division has one, I'll ask him if he knows any decent sites.