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About AKO

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    Mackay, Qld, Australia
  • Interests
    Rugby League, Cricket, Paintball, V8 Supercars, Beer, Women & Computery stuff.


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    casio scientific calculator fx-82au (overclocked)
  1. Hey guys I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I have just downloaded Riva Tuner in the hope of ocing my Ati HD6950. When I open Riva Tuner I get the attached error code and dont have all the options available (especially the low level adjustments). I also tried Atitool but get a similar message. To my noob eyes it appears driver related so do I have to wait till these programs have been updated or have the latest drivers been written to prevent ocing? Anything else I can try? Any advice? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. I have a good wife as well. We have an understanding. I earn the money and get to spend it on what ever the hell she allows.
  3. LOL. You're married too huh?
  4. Thanks for your replys guys. I'm not 100% sure but I think I'm running res at 1920 x 1080. And it looks like I'll be purchasing a second card for sure. Just have to be creative when pitching the idea to the minister for finances, sport & recreation.
  5. AKO

    Nyt Ryda's Rig

    What about a corrosion inhibitor? I'm not familiar with pc system cooling systems or coolants but automotive coolants have many properties. They have corrosion inhibitors, anti freeze/anti boil additives, and also reduce cavitation (which is a major killer of diesel engines in particular). On the downside they are also extremely slippery (low viscocity) which means they will find any slightly inferior seal (ie; it leaks easier than plain water). My main concern with running distilled water only in any application is the absence of a corosion deterent. Not sure if it's even an issue within a pc cooling system but electrolosis is also an issue within an automotive cooling system (mainly where multiple types of material are used. Iron, aluminium, copper all in the same loop). The main reason I bring all this up is when you blokes talk about pc stuff I'm fairly certain I have no idea what you're talking about, you have just happened to touch on a subject I am familiar with and I'm trying to sound intelligent. Plus it's something else to consider.
  6. Can't remember off the top of my head. I'll have to check when I get home from work on Wednesday.
  7. Hey guys. I'm after some info and advice on Crossfire. I have just completed my first system build and already want more. I really want to be able to run BF3 and MW3 at close to max settings when their out and would like to know the benefits of Crossfire. Mu system is as follows. Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard Intel i5 2500k 3.3mhz VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB GPU Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (2x4GB) DDR3 Corsair TX-750 V2 Power Supply So my questions are...... What benefits will I see from running a second HD6950 card? The mobo supports Crossfire, but apart from plugging in the second card what else do I have to do (BIOS change required etc)? Do I still run my monitor off the first card? Will mu psu cope? Any info or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Well thanks for all your help guys. I'm coming to you from my newly built rig. I started bashing it together last night after I got home from work and finished it off today. Only setback was the optical drive. I intended to use an old drive but old means a silly ribbon connector and no SATA (doh). Had to wait till today and purchase one locally. It all went together without any hassle at all. Time to play. And Gagzila I'll have a look into that. Cheers.
  9. No worries skyte. The reason I signed up here is because I dont know much about such things and you guys clearly do. Thanks for your input skyte, and I'll keep you all updated on how it goes.
  10. Once again thanks for your input stonerboy. I ended up buying the HAF 912 case as suggested earlier so cooling shouldnt be an issue hopefully and if the gpu lasts at least 2 years I can live with that. And the psu was one area I just didnt want to chance. Bigger is always better surely. Fingers crossed I can start smashing this thing together while watching Bathurst this weekend.
  11. Thanks for the info guys. I have ordered the components and hopefully should see them by weeks end. I did water it down a bit and would like to know from you guys if I stuffed up or if I should be fine. The main difference is the mobo. I opted for the cheaper Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 over the UD4 as I could not find a concernable difference between them and needed to trim some fat. I also went the VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB graphics card over the Sapphire version (I was able to order everything from the one supplier that way). This is mostly the same product with a different sticker is it not? I also dropped the optical drive and will use one from an old rig at home and ordered the oem version of W7. Where I didnt skimp was the psu. I opted for the Corsair TX750. So what do you guys think? Will the mobo hold me back at all or should it be ok? And stonerboy I ended up getting it from pccasegear. They were dearer on mobo, psu and drives but cheaper overall on other items and fact I didnt have to shill out for 2 lots of shipping. Thanks for the tip there champ.
  12. Hey stonerboy, your spot on witht the pricing. 32 & 64 being sold at roughly the same price. I'm in Mackay North Queensland. Lots of cashed up miners up here so all the retailers jack their prices something shocking. I got prices from 2 suppliers up here yesterday and the price differences ranged from 20 - 70% higher than those I've found on online suppliers web sites. I've got most of my pricing off centrecom.com.au and their prices are slightly less on most items than pccasegear, however pccasegears case, psu and cpu cooler prices are pretty bloody good.
  13. Thanks for the tip on the case skyte. As for RAM it's $77AU for 8g or $70AU for 4g. No brainer for me. And wevsspot, is the 64bit version of windows compatible with everything I've listed? I'm not really up to speed on the subject.
  14. See, I knew I was right in signing up to these forums. Thanks for the advice and patience in answering my queries. Budget as I said has already been blown out but I am going to have the pull the reigns at some point. You've pretty much sold me on the 3 x 1tb spinpoints in RAID 5 but the SSD may really be pushing the limits of the wife's tolerance on the budgeting issue. Thanks again.
  15. Thanks wevsspot, I'm still tinkering and have already decided to opt for a better quality and bigger psu. On the subject of drives I was pondering this. Will 2 2tb drives connected in RAID 1 connected to the MoBo's 2 x 6gb/s connectors have similar performance and safe guards compared to 3 x 1tb drives connected to the 3gb/s connectors? Ths cost of the 2 2tb drives compared to the 3 1tb units are similar when comparing the Samsung Spinpoint drives? And the budget has already blown out so what harm will an extra couple of hundred do for a SSD (lol)?
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