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  1. if you were truely a dfi fan you set your new dfi board up on a chair with the msi board on the floor. Light the msi board on fire so the dfi can mock it as it burns.....

     

     

     

    or if you want the money i guess selling it is ok too.

     

     

    you could even video tape it so your board could show it to all its friends


  2. That sounds odd, at least to me. Usually you'll be able to find something for whatever hardware you have, even some old junk.

     

    A very easy distro is VectorLinux, which assembles much of what you have in Slackware; just one CD but pretty powerful and easy to work with. My old Intell 2.4Ghz got an awesome boost when running this one.

     

     

    Yeah, Suse has a live eval cd also, I think most of the major builds have them.


  3. I have used and installed Suse, Free BSD, Net BSD, Gentoo, Lycoris,Debian, and Fedora core, and Mandrake and Yellow dog on my PPC machines. Suse seemed to be the easiest for me to install, its all graphical. So is Lycoris. Simple and worked. There are some good pay alternatives, like linspire, I hear it is excellent and CHEAP for an OS.

     

    Stay away from Gentoo and Debian if you dont like a command line and a compile on your install.

     

    Stay far far away from any BSD (unless you are using os x on a mac) they can be intimidating.

     

    ps-for free downloads check this place out http://linuxiso.org/


  4. Meh, they are pushing their core WAY over the top. All the reviews I have seen point to them using some fairly hardcore cycles for the shaders, and some new thing for soft shadows. Too bad they are not working off of an agreed upon standard in their shadow rendering.

     

    Personally, I will just plop another 7800gt into my system and be happy running all my games on full settings.


  5. Really I would say this all depends on how you have everything set up. Got alot of active cooling in your case? I personally did not mess with any voltage out of the box, just when I wanted to OC. If yah want check out the database and you can get an idea of what other people are running. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10195 on their ocs. Of course if you are running stock, do just that. Leave it at stock. Only thing your memoy may require more than what its given. I set mine to 2.7* and it works great around this voltage up to about 2.8. But, we have different memory.

     

    I personally found that leaving the Vid control at 1.4 and messing with the special worked well for me while overclocking.


  6. Just don't do what I did and get a tiny case! lol, I made the mistake of getting a case that I had to cram everything into. I totally should of taken AGs advice and gotten the stacker right from the get go. Although now I have a box to build a media pc in. BUT, anyways.

     

    Danger Den man. Thats all I have to say. They rock and have some of the best performance out there.


  7. Yeah, totally get the evercool. It works great IMO, dropped my idle and load by a ton.

     

    I personally get ALL of my WC supplies from Danger Den. And I use Fluid XP. The TDX block is rockin', have not yet put an extra loop in my system to do up my GPU. Although I have a stacker on its way plus an additional rad, and I just may end up doing it.


  8. DFI Expert 12/07/05 bios

     

    AMD Athlon64 3500+ Venice

     

    2x1gb G.Skill F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ

     

    Evga 7800GT 256MB, 470x1100 81.98 drivers

     

    2x WD Raptor 36gb Raid 0

     

    PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A

     

    OCZ PS 600w

     

     

     

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    Genie BIOS Settings:

    FSB Bus Frequency - 260

    LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 3

    CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 10

    PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz

     

    CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.500v

     

    CPU VID Control - 1.400v

    CPU VID Special Control - Above VID * 112.0%

    LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v

    Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.59v

    DRAM Voltage Control - 2.71v

     

    DRAM Configuration Settings:

    DRAM Frequency Set - 180=RAM/FSB:09/10

    Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

    CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 3

    RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 04 Bus Clocks

    Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

    Row precharge time (Trp) - 04 Bus Clocks

    Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

    Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 16 Bus Clocks

    Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 02 Bus Clocks

    Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

    Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

    Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 03 Bus Clocks

    Refresh Period (Tref) - 3120 cycles

    Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto

    DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

     

    DQS Skew Control - Auto

    DQS Skew Value - 0

    DRAM Drive Strength - Auto

    DRAM Data Drive Strength - Auto

    Max Async Latency - 8.0 Nano Seconds

    DRAM Response Time - Fast

    Read Preamble Time - Auto

    IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles

    Dynamic Counter - Disable

    R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x

    Bypass Max - 07 x

    32 Byte Granularity - Disable(4 Bursts)

     

     

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    Prime95 + 3dMark2001SE + CPU-Z 1.30 + Everest 1.51:

     

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/nit...ld/OC_Entry.jpg 960x768

     

     

    3dMark2003:

     

    OC_Entry_3dm03.jpg

     

     

    3dMark2005:

     

    OC_Entry_3dm05.jpg

     

     

     

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    short description:

    260x10 @ 2600Mhz, 1.400v + 112%

    3.0 4-4-8-7 2.71v


  9. I mean efficient as in can do more/same without taking too much more power. Usually an 8cyl. engine takes more gas than a 4cyl. engine. So if you soup up the 4cyl. engine to be as powerful as the 8cyl. engine the next thing your going to look at is how much fuel each one takes (and money) whichever one performs just as well or better but takes less gas(and money) for the amount it produces is the winner.

     

     

    But, running that (excuse the term) riced out 4cyl is gonna blow its top long before the v8 will, pulling the same HP and beating times just as well. How many bolt on parts and such does the 4cyl need?

     

    Ask any street racer. Those hyped up 4cyl will burn out and need their valves adjusted and their ports polished LONG before that V8 will.


  10. I seriously doubt I will purchase ATI graphics cards again until they come out with their 32-pipe version

     

    its fine and dandy to have a 700Mhz+ gpu with 3 shaders per pipe, but honestly, it just can't really do the high-end load that a 24-32 pipe card with even only 2 shaders can do at lesser clock speeds.

     

    I know I know I've read the little reviews etc that say it is as good as the 7800GTX etc...but I just am one of those persons that would rather have a V8 engine at 240hp than a souped-up 4 cylinder that also is 240hp

     

    I mean, which would you rather have to do your serious racing????

     

     

    Well said!!


  11. Eh, doesn't look all that impressive. When I can zoom in and see ants working underneath me as I crawl on my belly with a sniper rifle, sweat glistening off my arms and face, then I'll be impressed.

     

    But seriously though, I think the videos for Elder Scrolls 4 look nearly that impressive.

     

     

    Yeah no doubt huh ? This is deff a step up from Pong when I was a kid.

     

    Elder Scrolls is gonna be impressive. I can not fuggin' wait!!

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