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Mr Ham Cake

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  1. Happy Birthday Dude, btw what did you ask for?
  2. I think I'd go with the opteron, the worst stepping overclocks to about 2.7 so it isn't that bad. Do you even plan on overclocking this cpu? The last link isn't that great considering you could overclock the 3700+ past the 4000+ anyday, and .2 ghz isn't worth $100.
  3. lmao, i get it, sry it was 1st period and I wasn't that...awake or feeling smart that early in the morning.
  4. I saw this on Attack of the Show on techtv/G4. It takes the movement of objects off the cpu. Edit: Show notes from ATS "The Power ... of PhysX! Posted by cschreiner - 4:25 PM Thursday, September 29, 2005 CEO of AGEIA Manju Hegde was kind enough to show off some live demos of their new PhysX processor. Basically, what it does is take the burden of calculating physics effects off of the CPU and onto a new processor ... which means, more crazy explosions! In the future, we'll be able to see environments that are 100% interactive, based on real-life physics. Throw a bowling ball at a brick wall, and the bricks will break just like they would in real life. Check out the AGEIA site for some breathtaking videos of the demos in action ... and then wait with bated breath for the hardware to come out." Edit: 2nd grey....errr.....Silver Star!!
  5. overstock.com is a great site. my parents shop there just because they don't like to compare prices because the site shows that you are saving more than half. Their tech department kinda sucks a lot, lol, so don't plan on buying anything there. I think they have acutions now but I can't say anything about that.
  6. Um, the real x800gto2 just went down to $209 but I know the card you got will be much better.
  7. Really nice guide, I think a mod should make this a sticky with a BIG DANGER in big bold words right before the title , I have a feeling a noob will try it on his cpu and . it up and then complain how the guide wasn't "clear" enough.
  8. x800gt is probably your best bet, try looking in the refurb on newegg
  9. Pretty sure its possible through the ....n-view thing in the nividia drivers. is your friend
  10. Off topic: Dude where did you get that mac theme? themexp.org? and what is it called?
  11. I'd go with eVGA, there forums are really well kept so doing a simple search would probably slove your problem. And their trade-up program is very nice from what I hear.
  12. Ya i got that much, but why did she say 50 wasn't prime what does that have to do with it
  13. I'm pretty sure thats the stepping I'll be getting. I ordered a OEM from monarch and I google the stepping and a lot of people get that stepping with the oem chips, many have hit about2.8. One person claims he got 3ghz, google the stepping and you'll see. BTW. where did you buy yours
  14. I don't get it, what does it have to do with stress testing? Math sucks
  15. so far I've read that we "need" a name change though everyone likes the name we already have. i do agree that sponsors are good and more reviews would certainlly would be really nice. But if we don't stay with "overclocking" we would be another forum for average joe who doesn't know a mouse from a hard drive. Idk, I guess thats just my thoughts, but it doesn't really matter coming from a forum noob like myself. New name or not, we would still be the same people reccomending the DFI board over anything eles. lol
  16. Only thing I see expensive one doesn't hvae a pci express 1x slot and they have different audio chips.
  17. Basicly you should google overclocking, read the overcloking faq on this web site to get you started. You aren't the first to want to overclock, search "how to overclock" on the forums search and you should find lots of information. Remember if you don't know what it does, don't touch the setting, then google it, and understand what it does. Messing around a system setting may leave you very unhappy with a no-so- functioning computer. is your friend
  18. Ya, proving your parents was hard for me, but I guess my mom just shrugged her shoulders and said, "whatever, its your money" But so far I just need the cpu which she has order me for chirstmas, but having to wait for the opteron stepping has me......uh........nervous, but the worst opteron overclock was about 2.7 on some insane volts. Any way, Nice job though what games you gonna "try" to play on it?
  19. Good: my friends and families tech support(isn't everyone here lol), entertaining people I know, confinident in my work and creativity Bad: procastinate a lot, I hate computer idiots, people who think they know what they are talking about ex: "Ya i have 250gb ram and 3.2ghz hardrive, my video card is 256 mb fx5200, I can play doom III on high" Little things annoy me quickly
  20. The earlier versions have been known to OC up and over 3ghz, the early ones were godly as said a couple posts before mine, the newer ones can overclock pretty good, the worst overclock of a opteron is about 2.7 on a more uncomfortable vcore as some seem to like. dfi-street.com has these steppings so far 1. CABNE 05xx (excluding 0540) / CABYE 0540 2, CABNE 0540 / CABYE 05xx (excluding 0540) 3. CAB2E 05xx 4. CABGE 05xx In order of highest OC. Hope this helped and good luck with the new opteron.
  21. Pretty sure it depends on the video card. Many power supplies don't have a PCI-exprees plug, so sometimes you get a conversion cable w/ the video card. I think...
  22. You may want to order a Opteron when they aren't OOS, or just get a 148 opteron, same as the 3700+ as far as specs but overclock, well ya you know how well they overclock . But if he won't be overclocking save some $$ by getting a 3500+, I'm pretty sure it will be almost as the 3700+/148 and thats like $50 save (or more) Maybe wait for the eVGA deal to come back with the free mobo and that will save you some money, I'm not sure if it is a SLI mobo though. Isn't the XMS series for overclocking? Maybe get some kind of value select ram, may be cheaper only if you aren' overclocking. Other than that, lol, looks like you have a pretty much future "proof" system so far. Wait till the real experts reply.
  23. The one with a 1.6 something ram chips is the x800gto2, which is about 240.00 and the c3d has 2.0 something ram chips, this is not as good for overclocking thus why the x800gto2 is more expensive. I would reccomend getting the c3d's version just bcuz its closer to your budget. You may want to look into the 6800gs, built on 7xxx nvida's series chip( i think) and seems to out beat the 6800gt in some games and benchmarks. Google x800gto2 mod, tech power up has a great article on it.
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