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Vic Mackey

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  1. Do you think a single HD4850 512mb can run a 24" monitor for gaming??
  2. Thanks! Well I changed it to 10.5 and now both the POST screen and CPU-Z say 2800.3Mhz woohoo! :thumbs-up: I feel so silly using my computer for the past couple months and it not even running at stock speed. Never had that problem before with other computers I've built. Well thanks to everyone for the help, I really appreciate it!
  3. Hey all thanks for the help! Well my CPU-Z is version 1.51 which looks to be the newest one. Also when I boot up it says 2.2Ghz 266mhz x 8.5. So im gonna try changing it to 10.5 and see what happens. Am I going to need to change voltage?? It is set on Auto, I don't mess with that stuff.
  4. Hey I think I found it in the BIOS options. CPU-Z now reads 2.2Ghz all the time. But that still isn't 2.8Ghz. I think it's because of the FSB being at 266 instead of 1066 right? I bought Patriot ram rated at 1066mhz. Model Brand Patriot Series Extreme Performance Model PDC24G8500ELKR2 Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Tech Spec Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB) Speed DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Cas Latency 5 Timing 5-5-5-15 Voltage 2.1V Heat Spreader Yes But CPU-Z reads this: How do I change the FSB speed? 2267.8 MHz (8.5 x 266.7 MHz) Rated Bus speed 1066.8 MHz
  5. Hey thanks for the reply! Well I turned on some more programs and it kept going from 1.6 to 2.2 repeatedly. Is there any way to turn off the power savings?
  6. I recently put together a computer and I don't think the processor is going as fast as it should. This is what it says in CPU-Z. I don't overclock so I'm nervous about changing any setting. The cpu I bought was supposed to be a dual core 2.8GHZ processor. If i'm reading this right it is only going at 1.6Ghz???? How do I make it go the speed it should? I am using the stock cooler FYI. Thanks for the help! Processors Information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Processor 1 (ID = 0) Number of cores 2 (max 2) Number of threads 2 (max 2) Name Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Codename Wolfdale Specification IntelĀ® Core2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 0h) CPUID 6.7.A Extended CPUID 6.17 Core Stepping R0 Technology 45 nm Core Speed 1600.2 MHz (6.0 x 266.7 MHz) Rated Bus speed 1066.8 MHz Stock frequency 2800 MHz Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size L2 cache 3072 KBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size FID/VID Control yes FID range 6.0x - 10.5x max VID 1.250 V Features XD
  7. Well I have some questions about getting an LCD widescreen monitor. First, anyone know if an EVGA 7800GT is capable of widescreen resolutions (1680x1050)? I tried looking up the info on my properties screen but that res wasnt listed (tho maybe its because im using a 4:3 monitor right now). Second, is about games. How do I get games to run in that res?? Im also worried about poor performance by running a weird res. Anyone have this happen? And what about dead pixels? I dont wanna pay money and get screwed by dead pixels. Lastly, what are the best makers of LCD's?
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    Starforce

    Hello. I am putting my new computer together this weekend and I bought X3 Reunion and didnt know it used starfoce copy protection. I read on their forums its a huge hassle to work with that program. What do you all think about starforce? Will it screw up other games or make my computer run slower? Im hesitant to install the game now because of starforce. I dont want my brand new computer to run bad because of this program or have my hardware damaged(I read that really happened). Thing is I got the game from Best Buy and I bet they wont let me return it cause its opened. It was never installed but they wont care....
  9. Hello all. I am buying this PSU: ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply 90V~265V (Auto Adjusted) UL, cUL, TUV, CB - Retail Now it says it has modular cables. 2 devices on 1 cable? Should I really do that? Im also getting a 7800gt, im assuming that shouldnt share anything right? Can someone tell me if I should be sharing cables with multiple devices?
  10. ohh whew thank god! I thought I was gonna have to wait another month to buy ram... whew! Thanks guys! (I will be switching the corsair for OCz sometime soon) :-)
  11. Ok I bought an Asus A8N-SLI mobo and the Qualified Vendors List doesnt list my corsair ram on it. My ram is TwinX1024-3200LLPRO. Does that mean that my ram wont work at all in this mobo??
  12. According to CPU-Z my processor's voltage is 1.67. Is that the normal voltage it should have?? I thought it was supposed to be lower.
  13. oops your right I was looking at over voltage protection... ok well then if 22A is enough then I will go with that one if it worked really well for you. thanks!
  14. hmm im really confused by this dual rail stuff... the one I chose has a +12V of 36A but the one you chose is +12V 13.4~15.6V... how can that be strong enough for a 7800gt?? And what happens when I go SLI?
  15. Thanks for the replies! My UPS is by a company called APC. I think I bought it in either Best Buy or CompUsa I dont remember. Its been a couple years
  16. Ok thanks guys! So if I use this UPS till next month I should be ok? I wont like blow up my system by using this UPS will I? I planned on turning comp off and unplugging it during a storm until I get the new UPS next month.
  17. I used a website a few days to determine that and it was like 292W for everything I listed there. I dunno how much my monitor would use its an Imagequest Q910 19".
  18. that is my old rig.... here is new one AMD 64 3700+ Asus A8N-SLI mobo evga 7800gt 256mb keeping 1.5 GB Corsair XMS from current comp keeping my SB Audigy 2 ZS from current comp Plextor Dvd-RW from current comp WD Raptor from current comp Enermax 550W PSU
  19. Ok so I got my computer parts sorted out, now I have a question about my UPS. It is rated for 450W and my new PSU is gonna be 550W. Would you suggest I get a new UPS also? I dont really have money for it right now, do you think it would be ok to hook my new PSU into the 450W UPS until mid february? I can get a UPS then... PS I have lived here for 2.5 years and never lost power so do you think it could wait a few weeks?
  20. Thanks for the replies! Well I decided im just gonna buy a new PSU. I will need one for going SLI anyways so Im gonna get this one: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16817103437
  21. I was reading the manual for my psu and it says " single 20 pin Main Power Connector, a 6 pin AUX power connector, and a 4 pin +12v power connector". Now is that 4 pin connector the one I need to make a 24 pin connection? Also, what is the 6 pin AUX connector for?
  22. The new ASUS mobo im buying has a 24 pin slot but my antec PSU is only 20 pin. Now I did read the FAQ at the top but his example was on an Intel and my new computer will be AMD. Do you think a 20 pin 430W Antec PSU will support power for this computer: ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail AMD 64 3700+ San Diego Evga 7800gt WD Raptor 74gb 1.5GB Corsair XMS SB Audigy 2 ZS Plextor DVD-RW
  23. Wow thanks man you rock!! I put in all my hardware and it says it would only take 292W?? Can that be right? I just thought it would be alot more... especially with the 7800gt. must be cause I only have 1 hard drive and 1 dvd rw drive or something Hey I looked at my antec manual and it says my PSU has an output of : +12v 26A, +3.3v 28A, and +5v 36A. how does that sound? hmm i was reading the reviews at newegg.com and some people with less than 450W were having trouble... but not every one with less than 450W...
  24. I have 2 blue 120mm fans, one intake, one outtake. Do you think those would draw alot of power? P.S. Those are the only 2 fans I have.
  25. I was thinking of getting a 3700 sandy, DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail, and an Evga 7800gt and keeping the rest of the stuff in my computer(ram, hd, psu). I will upgrade ram and get a x-fi card later on... Now the evga 7800gt says it requires a minimum of 450W PSU??? Is this true?
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