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browning85

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About browning85

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  • Birthday 12/23/1985

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    Sydney, Australia

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    Reaper0011

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  • Computer Specs
    CM690 II Advanced case
    MSI P55-GD65 Motherboard
    Intel Core i5 760 (O/C to 3.6Ghz) with a CM V6GT cooler
    8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3
    Gigabyte Radeon HD6970 2GB
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
  1. Hi, I want to overclock my i5 760 currently running at 2.8GHz to a stable 3.6GHz. I downloaded a guide from APC Magazines website (http://apcmag.com/overclocking-101-our-step-by-step-guide-to-maximising-your-pcs-speed.htm) and am able to follow the first steps, IE, disable EIST, Turbo Mode, C1E, C-States etc, I can disable those no problem but when I go to the section of my BIOS to edit voltages it is all greyed out and I am not able to change them. Is there a default setting in BIOS's to allow changing these voltage settings. Am I missing something? My BIOS version is American Megatrends Inc V1.6, 28/12/2009. (SMBIOS V2.6) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks heaps guys. P.S - I have Coolermaster GTV6 CPU cooler so I am fine to overclock my CPU.
  2. I'm going to be paying $1899 all up with Dell.
  3. is buying a new monitor :-)

  4. Hi guys, I would like to ask for your expert opinions on the Dell U3011 30" Ultra sharp monitor. I have read a few reviews of it and have decided I am going to purchase it because of the size and quality but would like to know if anyone has used it or heard of it being used for PC gaming as well. I play mainly FPS (Black Ops, Crysis 2 etc). Also, I have a Gigabyte Radeon HD6970 installed in my main PC which I assume will run this monitor at full res well (2560x1600). Is that correct? Thanks,
  5. Yes, I am running the 11.2 drivers. How do I revert back to 11.1 or do you know when 11.3 is scheduled for release?
  6. Hi guys, I hope you can forgive any perceived ignorance on my behalf. I have recently finished a new build and I thought I would ask for your expert options on some noticed issues that I am having. I would have thought that given the specs of the build that it would be an outright performer but at the moment it just doesn't feel...right. So far i have been testing Black Ops and Medal of Honor on it and both games seemed to perform well but Black Ops especially had some noticeable twitching about it. The specs are: MSI P55-GD65 Motherboard Intel Core i5 760 (not o/c yet) with a CM V6GT cooler in a CM690 II Advanced case. 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Gigabyte HD6970 2GB Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit I have updated the ATI drivers to the latest versions and am also considering an upgrade to Win 7 Ultimate or Pro but I am out of ideas to increase the performance. Do you guys have any suggestions or ideas to maximize my performance.
  7. Hi guys, For a new gaming system that I am building, what would you recommend for a high-end (excellent for gaming) graphics option for $400 or less. I was thinking the Gigabyte Radeon HD6970 2GB ($410 online) My ultimate aim would be to run Crysis 2 and Homefront in pretty decent quality. So far my specs are... Coolermaster CM690II Advanced Intel Core i5 760 with a Coolermaster V6GT cooler Corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3 (2x4gb) 750w Coolermaster psu 1TB samsung spinpoint 60gb OCZ SSD (for OS and some games) and a LG 24" 2ms LCD monitor (highest res 1920x1080) You guys are the experts. What do you think would be a good quality card that would work well with what I have so far and run the newest games at least semi-well.
  8. It has been a while since I last built my own PC and a lot of things have changed in the world. I would like some expert advice on the proper way to install 3 of the main components of a gaming PC into my new case. My new motherboard, CPU (plus CPU cooler) and Memory arrive on Monday. Should I fit the processor and RAM before screwing the motherboard to the inside-wall of the case or should I fit the board first and then the rest? I am also getting a Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler (which you would prob know weighs close to 1kg). I know I have to fit the backing plate etc so ill be doing that first, but not sure of the best order to fit the rest. Your advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who would like to give me a step-by-step would be helping me out a lot. Thanks guys.
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