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  1. could you elaborate? i'd like to know more. also, what you are saying seems to be in conflict with what Spritzup mentioned earlier. maybe not though as the previous comment seemed to be CPU ralated rather than memory related. i'm not trying to be argumentative. i'm just trying to learn as much as possible. thanks for you help guys.
  2. So, I'm wondering what drivers I should be using to take advantage of what I've got. In source I get a lot of lag once sound effects come into play - very annoying. I'm thinking that I may not be utilizing my drivers correctly and/or there was a better driver a while back that I never new about. Can I get some help with this? Currently I have the latest nvidia system drivers. I swapped out the audio driver that comes with this bundle in favor of the audio driver that is currently up on nvidias website as it is slightly newer and claims to fix some game sound issues.
  3. The other day I heard something for the first time that kinda' shook up my "onboard" world. "I just installed a new audigy 2 ZS and I got 10 more FPS in counter-strike:source". You see, I've been relying on my onboard sound card to power the audio for my system. Well, I figured this would be more than satisfactory for gaming. Apparently using onboard audio utilizes quite a bit of one's CPU though (I didn't know this previously = novice). I'm wondering if y'all can educate me a little more on this. I'm also wondering if this applies to all onboard components. Should I got pick up a separate NIC card and stop using the onboard connections?
  4. Which one is better? I'm a little confused on these two technologies, but it seems that they are competitors. I may be way off though. Let's see if I have this right. Dolby Digital is for DVDs, Games, etc that were actually made with it originally, where DTS is a format that is programmed into DVDs for movies that were not originally programmed into a 5.1 (or 6.1) format. Is that right? Basically I'm trying to figure out which is the best sounding (quality wise) option to choose. I know this isn't an audiophile forum, but I thought I'd post here just in case.
  5. Bump. Sorry to do it, but I thought I'd give this question another chance. Anyone?
  6. alright. well it was a nice thought. putting it that way de-mystifies it though. that's for sure.
  7. that is lowered. stock is 10.5. I guess the only way it would be beneficial is if all of a sudden it made the chip run at a lower "required" voltage. Meaning, I could obtain the same clock that I'm at now only it would be with a lower voltage ( like a real mobile chip does it!) and therefore more stable. Is this correct? Is my thinking right? Will my chip always be forced to be a 1.65 volt chip (stock voltage) or will this mod force it to run stable at 1.45(stock mobile voltage)? It sure would be great to have a toaster sig with a 3000 chip! Chris
  8. http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20041001/index.html This article tells how to convert an Athlon XP to an XP mobile. Anyway, has anyone used this to create a more stable XP chip at otherwise XP-M only clock speeds? Does this conversion force the XP chip to require less voltage to run its stock clock speed (or overclocked speeds for that matter)? This must have been tried before. What are the findings?
  9. Well, after doing several searches I'm at a loss as to what settings are going to work well with these chips. Previously I believed that I was working with BH-6 chips and as such it was pretty clear. Now however, after reading the post on different memory manuf. and their respective memory modules I've come to understand differently. It seems as if there are relatively few owners of TCB3 chips out there. If there is anyone with any sort of overclocking successes with these chips, I'd love to know what you timings are. Thanks, Chris
  10. hmm. is it pretty solid? I'd love it if someone went into some depth on it - specifics as to how/why it works. past experiences would be great too!
  11. I'm curious to know more about this. My RAM is 2-3-2-5 while in CPU-Z it says 3-3-2-6. what is the signifance of this second set of numbers? is this a CPU-Z recommendation or is this what the bios is telling it to say? I'm a bit confused. What should I be doing with this info? Chris
  12. i have a friend looking into powersupplies at the moment. Where is it that he could pick up this one for 65 shipped?
  13. Not that I'm the most experienced when it comes to RAM, but I don't know what that manufacturer is. Do you know what kind of chips you have on it? My RAM, which came with BH6 chips needs all the voltage I can give it - I'm at 3.3 volts. If your's is like mine you may want to raise the voltage on that. However, I'm a novice at this so you will want to wait for others opinions. Chris
  14. eeeewwww. Neato. Thank man. Cool stuff.
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