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by gvblake22
Tue May 29, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory
Replies: 23
Views: 8795

i just love the fact that in 2 years people will be like "P35??? screw that its outdated, and ___ chipset is owning it" :ANAL: HAHAHA, two years in computer technology time is like 20 years in human time! :lol: The same thing happened with DDR2 from the move to DDR1... Many boards gave users the op...
by gvblake22
Tue May 29, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory
Replies: 23
Views: 8795

I do like the P35 chipset though (as its reported to be backwards DDR2 compatible) . Well, technically the chipset is compatible with either DDR2 or DDR3 memory, but (most) motherboards will only be built using one or the other (not both). So despite it being compatible with both memory standards, ...
by gvblake22
Wed May 23, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: What temps are dangerous for a CPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

I think the max temperature of those chips is 70, so you want to stay below that. Personnaly, I like staying in the low 50's (full load). Actually it looks like we're both right... According to AMD's processor compare , it may very quite a bit depending on what stepping and version you have... ADA3...
by gvblake22
Wed May 23, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: What temps are dangerous for a CPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

It isn't until you actually start getting into the upper 60ºC range that you risk doing damage to your processor. I usually try and keep my load temps at 50ºC or less so if it is an unusually hot day or something, I don't have to be too worried.
by gvblake22
Tue May 22, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory
Replies: 23
Views: 8795

DANG, that's crazy. I remember just two years ago we were all pumped about breaking 1000MHz on DDR2! :lol:

If trends hold true, 2GHz DDR3 memory will be very common in a couple years! :rolleyes:
by gvblake22
Tue May 22, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory
Replies: 23
Views: 8795

I feel the days of cranking up voltage to get super tight timings is coming to an end, but at least DDR3 is able to scale to much higher speeds and offer higher densities than DDR2. People said the same thing when DDR2 came out and guess what we now have 800MHz at 3-3-3-8 timings... DDR3 years down...
by gvblake22
Tue May 22, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel P35 Chipset: DDR2 Versus DDR3 Memory
Replies: 23
Views: 8795

Great first look at DDR3! At least early DDR3 performance is about on par with current high-end DDR2, which was not really the case with DDR2 when it first arrived on the scene. Just like with DDR vs. DDR2, it is just going to be a matter of sheer speed with the DDR3 that offers performance improvem...
by gvblake22
Thu May 17, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ATI versus nVidia -- DirectX 10 Benchmarking
Replies: 13
Views: 11808

Oh wow, that's awesome man, nicely done! =D> I find it very interesting to see how much the 2900XT gains back at the higher resolution! And just seeing the performance difference between some of those benchmarks due to drivers gives me hope that they just need to tweak some software in order to get ...
by gvblake22
Wed May 16, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: AMD Announces Phenom Processor Series
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Apoptosis wrote:hey it's better than Sempron... Where they heck did they get that.

Barcelona looks good, but Shanghai looks interesting too even though it's a ways off.
Is Shanghai basically the DDR3 variant of Barcelona (like AM2 was to s939)?
by gvblake22
Tue May 15, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: AMD Announces Phenom Processor Series
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

dicecca112 wrote:wonder what the logo is gonna look like
Oh good call, I didn't even think about that one yet! Intel is always loose about images and logos and whatnot, but I hate how AMD is always locked up so tight. Only time will tell I suppose! :ANAL:
by gvblake22
Tue May 15, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: AMD Announces Phenom Processor Series
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

How ironic would it be if the Phemon chips bomb considering the name came from phenomenal? HAHA, somehow I doubt they will be that bad. It would take a lot for them to bomb, and I don't think (or at least I hope that) AMD would not release something that was a completely terrible product. However, ...
by gvblake22
Tue May 15, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ATI versus nVidia -- DirectX 10 Benchmarking
Replies: 13
Views: 11808

I understand all 8800 cards are going to have the same basic image quality, but that's not what I was getting at. I was referring to the fact that there may have easily been differences in the default settings between the nVidia and AMD/ATI drivers and that could be cause for an unfair difference in...
by gvblake22
Tue May 15, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ATI versus nVidia -- DirectX 10 Benchmarking
Replies: 13
Views: 11808

Very interesting situation you have uncovered there Nate! :lol: As for your articles, I'm glad you took the time to compare two high-end DX10 capable video cards, qualitatively and quantitatively, but I am having a hard time with your conclusions. Like santiagodraco mentioned, you are comparing a ~$...
by gvblake22
Tue May 08, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: My new case. :-) ***NEW PICS!*** 56k warning
Replies: 49
Views: 9542

gladly! now that the semesters almost over (one more final) and I got a 300 dollar tax return coming I can finally start working on it again! I still gotta find an online vendor that sells this though: http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perforated/images/slothole/pics/big_slottedflat.jpg Check out M...
by gvblake22
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: ECS launch NVIDIA GeForce 8600/8500 Graphics Cards
Replies: 1
Views: 990

WOW, I didn't even know ECS had gotten into the video card market. It's nice to have more competition, but I would like to see them make some ATI cards to. Seems like there are more nVidia based card makers than there are ATI... :dunno:
by gvblake22
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: C2D on the CHEAP
Replies: 26
Views: 5849

Good lord Bio-Hazard, that is definately an amazing chip ya got there!!! :shock: As for how it compares to an E6400 clock for clock, the difference is so negligible that I don't think it's worth getting in a tissy over. Considering the cost savings of the E4300 over the E6400 and the likely overcloc...
by gvblake22
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Overclocking amd athlon xp 2000+
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

It is not likely that you will be able to get a whole lot of extra overclocking headroom out of that processor, so I doubt watercooling is going to be necessary. A decent air cooling solution should do you just fine for a bit of Socket A overclocking. You can check to see if your processor is unlock...
by gvblake22
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Simple Workaround for Ctrl Print Screen
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

HAHAHAHAHAA, great stuff! :lol:
by gvblake22
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: x1900xt
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

The Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 has been a pretty popular choice for the X1900 cards. I am using the Evercool VC-RHC on a X1900GT and it works quite well and is prettymuch silent.
by gvblake22
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: killer gaming nic
Replies: 36
Views: 9067

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, redonkulous. I can't see that thing possibly being worth nearly $300. Looking forward to your preview of this product anyway though...