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  1. Hi, I am upgrading my case from my Antec DF-85 to the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (rev. 2). Thanks for the review red454! This is my setup: https://imgur.com/a/M38r9bj Please accept my apologies regarding cable management. I promise to do better this time! Should I buy extra fans (top/bottom) or do I risk messing up airflow with my setup? Reference: https://www.overclockersclub.com/vimages/be_quiet_dark_base_pro_900/dbp900fan1.jpg Specs should be in my signature
  2. Hi I just bought a ASUS X552CL laptop and I will be removing Windows 8 (I know the procedure) to get dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. For my previous laptop (ASUS F550CC) there was Windows 7 drivers at the support section, but there is not for this laptop. So, I need to figure them out manually. There are only two drivers that trouble me; Intel INF Driver Update; There are two versions (at the Intel Download Center). One says: "Primarily for Intel
  3. Ah, the Ralink Windows 8 driver did not work, but the Qualcomm did So everything works now! Oh boy, time to wait days for Windows Update now ^^ Thanks A LOT for your help. You win a massive amount of internetz
  4. Amazing stab in the dark. Now I got ethernet (LAN) going, but the Wireless doesn't work - probably because it's the wrong driver (basically the same as for the F550CC laptop). I'll try to install the W8.1 WLAN driver now, but I might have to find a W7 driver like the one for LAN.
  6. Where do I get the Modem Driver? There was no modem drivers for Windows 8 or for Windows 7 for my other laptop (F550CC)
  7. I am running version 204. Gonna try that driver you linked now.
  8. Update: LAN apparently worked fine in Ubuntu, so the hardware is definitely there and working. That's good; both the ethernet and wireless controllers work (at least in Ubuntu). Installing the W8.1 ethernet driver via the setup file gives the same error (and a few more I suspect are related to the fact that I'm not installing it in Windows 8.1). Installing the W8.1 ethernet driver via Device Manager (i.e. pointing the wizard to the folder) results in the following error after installation: The wizard doesn't find anything that it wants to install for the PCI Device or Network Controller. I tried booting up on the card to find out the exact model etc. so I could find the driver manually for Windows 7; But that only shows me that it's indeed PCIe. From the shop site it shows that it's Gigabit ethernet, so have narrowed it down to the following; http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4 Should I contact ASUS to have them tell me the exact model number (I assume they can tell me from the model, and if not then at least the serial/series numbers etc. below the laptop etc.) or is there an easy way to find out? EDIT: I found nothing in the manual about the ethernet or wireless cards.
  9. Hmm I haven't got time to reformat and set everything up again (dual boot with Ubuntu, repair boot loader after installing Ubuntu, etc.) since my last semester on my Master's Degree just begin and I am extra busy since I am taking 4 courses the first quarter (instead of the regular 3) to be able to take only 2 the last quarter. But I'll the W8 LAN, Wireless and Bluetooth drivers now. EDIT: I should try the W8.1 drivers right? That's more Windows 7 like if you ask me
  10. Thanks for the reply How do I resolve the PCI driver? I tried right clicking it in the Device Manager and select Update Driver Software but as usual it just says Windows could not find driver software for your device. But I think you are right, I tried disabling ethernet in Bios (just tried to focus on getting at least wireless to work) and the PCI Device disappeared from Other Devices in Device Manager. Finally, how do I find the exact model number of the wireless and wired network devices? Thanks a bunch
  11. Hi again. I'm having trouble getting LAN and Wireless to work on my Windows 7 installation. Wireless works fine in Ubuntu (well sometimes I need suspend it and when I turn it on again it's working (otherwise it says Wi-Fi disabled by hardware switch)), but LAN does not. I had the exact same issues with my F550CC, but everything worked like a charm in Windows 7. When installing LAN driver in Windows 7 I get the following error message: I've been googling for a bit and tried various "solutions", including removing battery for 10 minutes (with no power cable) and trying again. The "solution" where you need to disable Deep Sleep Mode involves going into properties of my network adapter is not even possible for me since there are none. All there is for me is my bluetooth adapter: Also, there is no light (well I am actually not sure if there are any diodes on my ethernet port) when plugging in the cable. Does anyone have any ideas? I should at least be able to get Wireless to work since it works in Ubuntu as well. When installing Ralink Wireless driver no errors occur but no adapter comes up (see above screenshot). I've also tried enabling and disabling the LAN and Wireless "hardware switches" in BIOS to no avail. Lastly, I've tried right clicking the Network and Ethernet Controllers in Device Manager and click "Update Driver" but the wizard finds nothing - or well it does not have anything to install Something tells me that the network adapters/controllers never "wake up" in Windows, since I need to suspend and open again in Ubuntu to get Wireless to work again (i.e. to get rid of the "Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch" message). Cheers
  12. Brutality

    GTX 680 1201MHz 2GB or 1006MHz 4GB?

    Hehe alright, I'll see if I can talk him into selling it to you - He sounded a bit hesitant, but I'll do my best
  13. Because of the name of my previous topic and the subforum it was posted in, my questions had been misunderstood - so I will continue in the appropriate subforum and with a suiting title for my current question As seen from the previous topic, http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=193270 My friend wanted the GTX 680 and we have narrowed it down to two options (he is not an overclocker and prefers to buy his cards factory overclocked) 1201Mhz 2GB version or 1006MHz 4GB version http://www.edbpriser.dk/hardware/grafikkort.aspx?nf=strmatrix4%3a%5e%22NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+680+%C2%A40.0000000000%22%24%5bMultiValSep%5d%C2%A7&qt=Fql Which one is best for 1920x1080? As always - It's not a matter of "680 is overkill for games nowadays", it's a matter of "I want to beat my friend in benchmarks" If needed, his specs; MBD: Gigabyte EP43-S3L socket LGA775 1600MHz FSB CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz w/ stock cooler GPU: Gigabyte GV N470SO-13I PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3 RAM: 4x 2048MB Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 800Mhz DDR2 (6-6-6-18) SSD: Kingston SSDNOW! V100 128GB (Yes, I sold my SSD to him since I wanted an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB ) HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 Desktop Class HD753LJ 750 GB MON: Samsung SyncMaster P2270 21.5 inch @ 1920x1080 CAS: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
  14. Brutality

    GTX 680 1201MHz 2GB or 1006MHz 4GB?

    Are you suggesting it's not the graphics card that is causing the 3 fps 60% of the time? Or are you planning on trying to fix it and use it yourself?
  15. Brutality

    GTX 680 1201MHz 2GB or 1006MHz 4GB?

    I really don't think so, he's had a 23 inch once, but went back to 21.5 inch, and I don't think he has space for a large screen
  16. Brutality

    GTX 680 1201MHz 2GB or 1006MHz 4GB?

    Hehe, well if every 2 years is often, okay Actually, it's not really an upgrade, rather - his GPU has been overheating for some months now (90-100*C), and we never managed to stop it from overheating (got him a very nice case with nice cooling), so now what I think is happening is that degradation or something is happening; 60% of the time his fps drops to 3 or so. I know it would probably have been the best idea to change the thermal paste on it, but he didn't want me to "cut open" his card lol... so this is how it ends His processor is not overheating, so I don't think that was the problem, but a GPU overheating for months can't end good?
  17. So my mate wants the GTX 680 (unless there is a better single-card solution, not more expensive) But now I am wondering if his processor is fast enough - I remember when I went from my 5870 to 6950 CF, my old C2D was too slow Here are his system specs MBD: Gigabyte EP43-S3L socket LGA775 1600MHz FSB CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz w/ stock cooler GPU: Gigabyte GV N470SO-13I PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3 RAM: 4x 2048MB Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 800Mhz DDR2 (6-6-6-18) SSD: Kingston SSDNOW! V100 128GB (Yes, I sold my SSD to him since I wanted an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB ) HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 Desktop Class HD753LJ 750 GB MON: Samsung SyncMaster P2270 21.5 inch @ 1920x1080 CAS: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
  18. Brutality

    C2Q Q9550 fast enough?

    Thanks! Alright, I will tell him he has a buyer if he intends to make a larger upgrade, while he is at it But I don't know if it will work out if you live in the US, because of the shipping costs, but I don't really know - I've just been told never to buy stuff from US (amazon.com in particular), because of the customs/duties (not sure if correct word)... But I have no idea how private sales work to US I just realized he has two options with a GTX 680 - 2GB or 4GB version Now, he doesn't want to overclock it, so he prefers to buy them factory overclocked. Anyways, he can get the 2GB version with up to 1201MHz clock or the 4GB version with 1006MHz clock; http://www.edbpriser.dk/hardware/grafikkort.aspx?nf=strmatrix4%3a%5e%22NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+680+%C2%A40.0000000000%22%24%5bMultiValSep%5d%C2%A7&qt=Fql I don't even know if he wants to pay 4500DKK, since he told me he was gonna buy for 3000-4000DKK, but since he is at work now I mght as well ask what is best at 1920x1080 Btw, it's not a matter of "Getting a 680 for 1080p is overkill", it's a matter of "I want to beat you in benchmarks" He wants the 680 because he knows it's better than my 6950 CF lol UPDATE: He is willing to pay 4500DKK if it's better, so we wait in patience
  19. ASUS provides 3 ways of updating BIOS ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment. ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive. ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive. Is it safe to do it in Windows or should I do it with a USB or DVD?
  20. So my friend is hitting 98*C with his GTX-470, and since we are seeing high temps in general with his case (can't remember brand and model) we decided he should probably get a new case with some better cooling since good airflow is crucial to cooling a GPU. Back when I was upgrading case I believe I found the Antec DF-85 to be the best (1 year ago), but since it's been 1 year, maybe there's come a better case in the meantime. At the moment I only went through the 2012 reviews here at OCC, and found the CM Cosmos II Ultra, Enermax Fulmo GT and NZXT Switch 810 to be the best "GPU-coolers", but I haven't quite been able to compare them with the DF-85, and at the moment I am bobbing my head (falling asleep), so I am gonna turn to OCC (well was gonna do anyways, but would've preferred to researched a bit more until) What case should my mate buy to minimize the temperature on his GTX-470? Cheers and thanks in advance :-) As always, <3 u OCC cuz I can always turn to you and get the best answers
  21. That's a bit late since he's already ordered a case...
  22. Thanks alot, we'll keep the included fans then As for the 120mm fan.. We'll wait till the case arrives so we can see if there's space... if there is space I think I am gonna go with the Silverstones since it has a cfm of 110 (unless, the more cfm does not mean better cooling)