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by largon
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: Biostar TZ77XE3 Motherboard Giveaway
Replies: 93
Views: 48721

Re: Biostar TZ77XE3 Motherboard Giveaway

Awww...
Not allowed for euro peeps to enter...
by largon
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

You are severely mistaken. 50MB/sec is 400Mb/sec, and that doesn't account for USB protocol overhead. Only a supercomputer could run its USB driver fast enough to deliver data over its USB channel that fast. Welcome to 3 years ago. These sticks are USB 3.0 that can do somewhere around 3-4Gbps (400-...
by largon
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition Video Card Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition Video Card Review

HD7750 slaughters the GT640 and costs the same. Even GTS450 does and it's cheaper. Obvious advantage (for some) is, this thing is passive.
They should bundle a figurine when poked - an admiral Ackbar -figurine that, when poked, plays a recording saying "It's a trap".
by largon
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review
Replies: 4
Views: 2811

Re: Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Yeah, that would be nice.
APUs are becoming very relevant for many users and obviously RAM performance impacts them way more than systems with discrete graphics (for which the effect of RAM B/W is non-existant).
by largon
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Need Monitor Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

Re: Need Monitor Recommendation

I went 30" IPS (HP ZR30w) last year and I'm very glad I did.
Ghosting is non-issue, can't tell a difference in coming from 5ms TN.
by largon
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

Yes, it's silly expensive.
by largon
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: Forum Contest: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W PSU
Replies: 149
Views: 71907

Re: Forum Contest: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W

Nice. I'm in!

I'm sure everyone and their dog have read OklahomaWolf's review of this PSU on jonnyGURU? If not, then why are you still reading this post?!
by largon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New SSD's coming out soon
Replies: 19
Views: 3427

Re: New SSD's coming out soon

Which drives have DRAM cache with a jMicron controller?
by largon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Ati x1650 big problem...
Replies: 34
Views: 17719

Re: Ati x1650 big problem...

Sounds like an unstable video card.
It could be overheating, or just simply busted.

Insufficient power/12V amperage would cause an immediate reset as the overcurrent protection in the PSU activates and shuts down the PSU, not just loosing the picture.
by largon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Memory bandwidth tests... differences (PC5300 vs. PC8888)
Replies: 21
Views: 21133

Re: Memory bandwidth tests... differences (PC5300 vs. PC8888)

Here is why the benchmarks didn't show any gains: FSB became a bottleneck. First, note that Intel LGA775 chipsets sit between the CPU and the RAM. So any data going from the RAM to CPU and vice-versa must first go through the FSB. Bandwidth between CPU and chipset @ 333MHz FSB (QDR-1333): FSB bus wi...
by largon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!
Replies: 10
Views: 3377

Re: FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!

I totally prefer Furmark over 3DMarks - especially 3DMark06 which is actually a CPU benchmark.
Too bad Furmark is so sensitive for GPU architecture that the benchmark scores mean nothing. RV770 scores like crazy, considerably more than a G200, yet G200 is faster in games.
by largon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New SSD's coming out soon
Replies: 19
Views: 3427

Re: New SSD's coming out soon

I don't think the jMicron stutter workaround would do anything for Intel drives since it is meant to compensate JMF602's absence of cache by creating a virtual cache (much slower than SDRAM), while Intel's chip has more than enough of it. It might actually slow down Intel SSDs.
by largon
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Chipset Temp Very High
Replies: 13
Views: 11508

Re: Chipset Temp Very High

^Oh, but I do.
Really, 100°C in idle is definitely not even possible for any part of the VRM circuit of any component.
by largon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Game is using 1 core instead of two !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Game is using 1 core instead of two !!!

Yep, you're not seeing the game using the 2nd core because there's little to use it for. Onboard graphics -> h u g e GPU bottleneck -> CPU sits around in idle and waits for GPU Upgrading the GFX would most certainly make the 2nd core busy. That is, if the upgrade card is powerful enough. For what it...
by largon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Chipset Temp Very High
Replies: 13
Views: 11508

Re: Chipset Temp Very High

Definitely looks like that sensor is giving imaginary figures. Happens all the time on many motherboards. No way anything on the board would get up to ~100°C yet everything would work fine. You can just ignore it. Chipset heatsinks are pretty much always fastened with small platic pins that have sma...
by largon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New SSD's coming out soon
Replies: 19
Views: 3427

Re: New SSD's coming out soon

I've been "e-stalking" OCZ Vertex for way over a month now, ever since OCZ paper launched the drive sometime in December. But I haven't yet seen any reviews nor previews, let alone retail availability. Anyone heard a peep of them?
by largon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!
Replies: 10
Views: 3377

Re: FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!

ATi users might want to rename the executable to something else (literally anything) as when Catalyst detects "FurMark.exe" it will throttle the card because this app is more stressing than anything out there and can easily cause the card to overheat. Atleast HD4k series is affected. Renam...
by largon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: BIOS flash makes 9600GSO an 8800GTS 512!
Replies: 15
Views: 12362

Re: BIOS flash makes 9600GSO an 8800GTS 512!

i think all of the higher-memory, 768MB cards have 8(it would make sense) That's not the case. I have a XFX 9600 GSO 768MB DDR2 version. Will this work? Also, where can I find the memory chips on the card? Sorry if these are newbie questions. Thanks This mod will NOT work for your card. If you flas...
by largon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: ECC vs Non-ECC
Replies: 7
Views: 13112

Re: ECC vs Non-ECC

How much more heat would ECC modules produce? I'm a little late with this, but just for the record, power consumption of ECC memory is less than 10% higher than non-ECC. There's just 2 additional RAM chips on ECC DIMMs that make the difference, which in reality is marginal. One doesn't have to pay ...

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