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by Merlin
Thu May 27, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Radeon 9600SE
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Radeon 9600SE

I have e-mailed ATI twice and no one answers my question so maybe you guys can. Other than some cards that have 256 meg of ram and others have 128. What is the dif between the 9600 pro, 9600SE, 9600 XT and the plain 9600? and is it mpossible to update the bios on a 9600SE to majke it better?
by Merlin
Mon May 24, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: AGP clock speed
Replies: 2
Views: 2691

AGP clock speed

You guys are really giving me an education on the basics of PCs. Thanks. I was wondering how the AGP clock speed as it appears in BIOS calculates in with the AGP multiplier( 4x or 8x) and the Vid card's clock rate and mem speed to arrive at overall Vid card performance. It would seem to me that you ...
by Merlin
Sun May 23, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: chip set vid card combo
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

chip set vid card combo

Thanks, I figured this would be the case but wasn't sure. It makes perfect sense and now I have to yell at a friend of mine who told me not to buy Nvidia FX series vid cards. He claims their no good or at least not as good as radeon or their TI series. I recently bought a radeon 9600SE based on his ...
by Merlin
Sun May 23, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: nForce3 250Gb: Faster with GeForce FX?
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

I know Radeons work fine on Nvidia chipset boards, I have one. I was just wondering if Nvidia's might have some advantage like maybe you can overclock better or something. Same question would apply to the new MSI boards with a radeon chipset, or maybe its not a radeon chipset but rather radeon on bo...
by Merlin
Sun May 23, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: nForce3 250Gb: Faster with GeForce FX?
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

nForce3 250Gb: Faster with GeForce FX?

Is there a hidden benefit to running a NVidia Vid card if you have NVidia chiset on your mainboard?
by Merlin
Fri May 21, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: MSI Mainboards
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

MSI Mainboards

I almost never hear anyone say the have an MSI board and I was wondering why. I have owned two and have had great service form them but I never OCed before.
by Merlin
Fri May 21, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DVD-R vs. DVD+R Which one to use?
Replies: 19
Views: 7631

DVD-R vs. DVD + R

I appreciate all your help guys but so far no one has answered my question. I know MOST new DVD players will play both and I know they are different techs. What I don't know is IF a DVD player won't play both, which of the two is that player more likely to play +/- . I want to burn a few DVD's for f...
by Merlin
Fri May 21, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DVD-R vs. DVD+R Which one to use?
Replies: 19
Views: 7631

DVD-R vs. DVD+R Which one to use?

I know that the format you need is dependant upon the ability of the player to play it but I also know that none of the movies at blockbuster say anything about which format they are in, so I deduce that one of the two must play in almost all DVD players, Which one?
by Merlin
Tue May 18, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: FSB of overclocked cpu
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

I do intend on overclocking as much as I can, and have some, but my memory bites and I am a newb , if you couln't tell , at the whole overclocking bit. Right now my memory is the only thing keeping me from running my XP2800 at the max 200mhz my motherboard will support. If I go over 182mhz my bios a...
by Merlin
Tue May 18, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: FSB of overclocked cpu
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

FSB of overclocked cpu

I read a review online and the guy said "if you have an XP2800+ w/ a fsb of 333 you are wasting money getting 400mhz ram because it wont work well even if you raise you're fsb in bios to 400 because of the auto sync feature in the RAM will still register the cpu as 333. Is this true or bunk?
by Merlin
Sun May 09, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Value select VS. XMS
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Nate, Thank you very much for being patient with an excited newb who thought he found a way around spending $ 335.00 or so on TWINX1024-3200LL. I guess I have been reading too many overclockers review stuff with a negative perception of corporations. Anyway thank you for being patient with me and st...
by Merlin
Sat May 08, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Value select VS. XMS
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

P.S. I would still like to see you guys test the VS series against the XMS series using all that cool testing equipment you bought for the 400mhz shootout you recently did. Mabe you could throw in all the other premium and value serieses of the other manufactorers as well.
by Merlin
Sat May 08, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Value select VS. XMS
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

I realize this is sometimes done to fill market demand but from what I read it seemed they were saying that all VS chips were downgraded XMS, not because they couldn't do anything but because they didn't meet the speed requirements of the next speed category up. I can't think of any other reason why...
by Merlin
Sat May 08, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Value select VS. XMS
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Value select VS. XMS

Hi Nate, I just wanted to ask you a few questions about Corsair's Value Select memory. According to a posting on the RamGuy forum VS is a downgraded XMS DIMM that failed the cert. testing at a higher speed. By that I mean that an XMS chip that fails the cert process at the PC3500 level is downgraded...

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