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by Wavid
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: future upgrades?
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

future upgrades?

After the launch of the GTX 460, and hex-core processors, I've been wondering what some good upgrades I can get would be. My machine still supplies more than enough muscle for my purposes, but with the new graphics engines (Metro 2033, anyone?) being released, i can't help but think of upgrading. So...
by Wavid
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1GB Video Card Reviews
Replies: 37
Views: 8507

Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1GB Video Card Reviews

I think this test Benchmark Reviews did speaks for itself.
by Wavid
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Pins are bent
Replies: 7
Views: 6040

Re: Pins are bent

yes, i did, but it was bent almost 90 degrees and i almost snapped it. plus, there were some almost in the middle and if i tried to bend those, i might bend some others on accident.
by Wavid
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Pins are bent
Replies: 7
Views: 6040

Re: Pins are bent

well, the customer support guy (AMD has top-notch service, i got redirected three times, but the whole thing took about 10 minutes. :D ) said that if the damage was how i described it (5-10 pins bent, nothing else) then i would get RMA'd and a new one would be shipped back. now all i need to do is g...
by Wavid
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Pins are bent
Replies: 7
Views: 6040

Pins are bent

First off, can I RMA my 955 BE and replace it? Because this all started when I decided to replace the stock cooler with a Dark Knight, and as I was trying to take out the stock HS/F, the processor came out with it, stuck to the bottom. Uh oh. So after 5 minutes, I managed to pry off the CPU (with a ...
by Wavid
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1GB Video Card Reviews
Replies: 37
Views: 8507

Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1GB Video Card Reviews

I think you could order from your manufacturer of choice's webpage.
by Wavid
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: HS/F Orientation
Replies: 12
Views: 2851

HS/F Orientation

My Xigmatek Dark Knight should be coming soon in a week or so (sorry guys, i'll order from the link next time. #-o ) and I saw some articles out on some other sites saying that having the heat pipes facing from front to back (with the fan exhausting out the top) was better than having it so the fan ...
by Wavid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: best cooling under 50?
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: best cooling under 50?

nice! i guess you guys can expect something around the end of july, then. :) i'll be ordering the Zalman or something close to it for my birthday (7/25)
by Wavid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: best cooling under 50?
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: best cooling under 50?

great! i'll be sure to keep that in mind for my next purchase..and does the link that gives LR 1% still work? i'd love to give a little bit back to the community. :)
by Wavid
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: best cooling under 50?
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

best cooling under 50?

i am thinking about upgrading my stock AMD HSF that came with my 955, and don't want to spend a whole lot of money. especially when i'm not planning on setting any overclocking records, so i don't need the noctua cooler i was looking at.. also, do the tower coolers put too much of a strain on the mo...
by Wavid
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

ok, thanks, i'll be sure to keep that in mind. :)
by Wavid
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: What is the minimum recommended specs to fold?

well you can't fold on oboard graphics, and anything less than a dualcore wouldn't bring in many points, but you can fold on any CPU in a system that is stable as far as ATI discrete graphics(a video card like 5770,5750 etc), they have the short end of the stick as far as folding goes, nvidia cards...
by Wavid
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Reference Cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Re: Reference Cooling

I'll probably get the XFX then.

And apparently some of Sapphire's Vapor-X 5770's had a defective BIOS that disabled 80 of the 800 shaders.
by Wavid
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Reference Cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Reference Cooling

Is the Batmobile good enough to cool a 5770/5850? Rather, should I get a Vapor-X which cools better but keeps warm(er) air INside the case, or should I get myself a reference cooler from, let's say, XFX and have it exhaust OUT of the case? And is the "720 Unified Shader" deal still happening? I real...
by Wavid
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Need input for system I'm building
Replies: 25
Views: 4265

Re: Need input for system I'm building

if you want a really fast HDD, WD has 300gb Velociraptors (10,000RPM) for about 200 bucks on newegg.
by Wavid
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: SMP?
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: SMP?

alright, but it says that overclocking will crash my system. I have a pair of AMD BE RAM from OCZ, and they're factory clocked at DDR3 1600MHz, but sometimes my computer says "overclocking failed" at startup..does setting RAM from the "auto" setting to a specific speed count as overclocking?
by Wavid
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Need input for system I'm building
Replies: 25
Views: 4265

Re: Need input for system I'm building

skier wrote:i can't argue against a single one of those parts, great choices!

only thing is make sure you know the TX750 has a ton of cables
You could always get an HX750. Exactly the same (cept the price) plus, it's modular too.
by Wavid
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: SMP?
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

SMP?

which client do you suggest? I have a Phenom II 955 BE, and a Sapphire 4850 i can use. SMP or GPU2?
by Wavid
Sun May 30, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: voltage/temps
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: voltage/temps

well, right after a two-hour long gaming session of Borderlands (16x AA, no dynamic shadows, 1680x1050) my temps were hovering around 50 degrees, so it must have worked. and i did some cable management.
by Wavid
Sat May 29, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: voltage/temps
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: voltage/temps

I think you need to find out what is going on now. There is no way that your CPU should be idling that high even with the stock cooler. What are the average ambient temperatures where your chassis is located? I believe I recommended this before, look for a BIOS update, try different monitoring appl...