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  1. At least I don't have an "A" panel; from what I've read those were the worst of all. Some people claimed to have color issues (blue tint) with the "C" panels, but I haven't seen any of that on this one.

    Yah the C panels can be calibrated to get S panel quality but the input lag on the S panel is what I am after the most.

     

    you know, the issue is fixed now..or so they claimed..like the new batches after july are 99.9% good.. i got one of these and i dont have the S panel, but . is just as good.. really..the new batches they release, you cant tell a difference between them anymore, picture quality/color wise..

    Not so. Some people that have recently bought the 226BW still complain about heavy blue bias and other issues. Samsung just removed any panel identification so that people would stop talking about the different panels being distributed. The only way to tell now is to open the monitor physically and see what panel it is. Some have done this and they have been either A or C panels, which means Samsung is still outsourcing some, if not all, panels.


  2. At least I don't have an "A" panel; from what I've read those were the worst of all. Some people claimed to have color issues (blue tint) with the "C" panels, but I haven't seen any of that on this one.

    Yah the C panels can be calibrated to get S panel quality but the input lag on the S panel is what I am after the most.

     

    you know, the issue is fixed now..or so they claimed..like the new batches after july are 99.9% good.. i got one of these and i dont have the S panel, but . is just as good.. really..the new batches they release, you cant tell a difference between them anymore, picture quality/color wise..

    Not so. Some people that have recently bought the 226BW still complain about heavy blue bias and other issues. Samsung just removed any panel identification so that people would stop talking about the different panels being distributed. The only way to tell now is to open the monitor physically and see what panel it is. Some have done this and they have been either A or C panels, which means Samsung is still outsourcing some, if not all, panels.

     

    Never believe what a multi-billion dollar company tells you, unless you have proof of your own. :)


  3. The crashing is not a BSOD but rather the screen is overlayed with red wavey lines and freezes.
    I've heard rumored that there may be memory or memory controller problems for 8800GT cards running overclocked memory. The rumor mill also floated that nVidia has suspended production of factory overclocked cards for this reason.

    Those are exactly the issues I was talking about when overclocking the card (red lines, freezes). It's been mentioned quite a few times over at xtremesystems. It seems when overclocking the card can have issues depending on app. Some people report it happening in some games but not other games. Definitely not rumors which is unfortunate.

     

    BTW Galaxy has released a 8800GT with third party cooler and upgraded memory. It also has dual BIOS, three phase power, 6 layer PCB design and two PCI-e connections for overclocking stability. WOW. With the upgraded memory it's possible this card won't exhibit the same problems when overclocking like other 8800GT's. The memory doesn't have heatsinks on it but I haven't come across any info as to whether or not they would actually help OC ability anyways. I think the fan on this card is meant to help with memory cooling as well. A company wouldn't release a card meant for overclocking without knowing full well it wouldn't need memory heatsinks. Just think of all the returns and lost money! Heatsinks might improve a bit of headroom and you can always pick some up. At $226 after rebate, especially considering the features you get, this card is very attractive: http://www.ncixus.com/products/27328/88YFF...y%20Technology/


  4. Does the 8800GT have its own set of drivers or do they use the standard Forceware? Did you properly uninstall the prior drivers and then reinstall the correct ones, if it does use its own drivers?

     

    BTW the 8800GT's have heating issues and many people report crashing when overclocking and running certain games. Did you get the newer 8800GT with improved heatsink? Was it XFX or somebody else who had the improved heatsink?


  5. Looking for a Samsung 226BW "S Panel" monitor. Willing to trade my LG L245WP-BN for the 226BW plus some cash but will also just take it straight from you. I'll give you the better deal on the trade. The LG is in great condition and the best 24" monitor I have seen. Has the lowest input lag of all 24" monitors and also sports a high quality P-MVA panel. Only a few months old with 3 year warranty. Hate to part with it but it's just too big for my desk space and my neck is starting to strain because I have to sit so close to it. Tried a 22" monitor and it is just the right size. Let me know!

     

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  6. Yes sir you made a good choice. Last year the Panny plasmas were the best picture/price units available, and it's likely the tradition continued into this year. I have the TH-50PX60U which is last years 50" consumer model. Plasmas own LCD in terms of PQ... there is no comparison. I did months of research before I picked it up. Colors, blacks, refresh rate are all better on plasma.

     

    Head over to avsforum.com and you should be able to find a thread regarding your TV. You'll be able to find some good settings from other users who have pro calibrated their sets.


  7. Had the same problem on my Ultra-D. I found that it was only after I had completely cycled the power off by turning off the PSU and then turning it back on the next day. However, I just started leaving my PSU on all the time while still booting up once a day. Didn't have any problems doing it that way.


  8. As a gamer, Vista will show its worth down the road when DX10 and the hardware to run it matures. Until then I'm with XP. Hopefully Microsoft will release DX10 for XP because of Vista's shortcomings, but I find this highly unlikely. Hacked DX10 for XP would be nice... hopefully those teams working on it will pull through.


  9. I would seriously consider a 512MB card, whether it be the 8800GT 512MB or a 3870 512MB. The extra memory is worth the extra money BIG TIME. Just look at those benchmarks man... It's weird because usually you'd expect more for your money when purchasing less. In this case you get more value when stepping up to 512MB from 256MB. BTW resolution and AA/AF isn't the only thing to consider when worrying about memory. Games continue to use larger and larger texture sizes and 256MB is just too damn wimpy no matter how you cut it. You'd be wasting your money IMHO. May as well look at 128MB cards while your at it!

     

    If you have to stick to 256MB for whatever reason then the 3850 is obviously the better card. At the 512MB level the 3870 and 8800GT are both good choices. The 8800GT is slightly faster in most, but not all, games. The 3870 is also slightly cheaper. The 3870 is a better value card but not by much.

     

    Go with 3870 512MB if it is $15 less than the 8800GT 256MB. That should be a no brainer... You have really weird pricing in Norway, lol.


  10. Core2Duo. And bump the GPU up to the 512MB version. Regardless of monitor resolutions, games continue to use large textures and the extra memory really helps in this regard. Considering you play games of course.


  11. For short term testing and such I wouldn't worry about. Might not want to run those temps 24/7 but they won't melt down your computer or anything. It's hard to believe you're hitting those temps with heatsink you have though. Considering you have high temps in other places maybe the circulation in your case is poor? Do you have a VC-RE on the northrbridge? If not, it's a cheap but effective cooling solution for the northbridge.


  12. I use the VC-RE on the NB on my DS3R. I replaced the stock thermal paste with AS5 for the SB and left the stock heatsink on. The VC-RE works better than the stock NB cooler but I've heard the stock heatsink with a fan blowing on it works better than the VC-RE. At any rate I run 400FSB 24/7 with no problems.

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