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  • #58457

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    Believe it or not, i found that article immediately after 🙂 problem fixed for now.

    Thanks again!

    Armor =D>

    So, you’re another that asks before searching :@

    Cool

    n.w

    Have to play from BF3 sometime. Dunno how I’ll do, not played in ages and with keyboard on lap and mouse on bed, not the best control inputs. Plus I spent most of my time in jets before but my controller still @ old mans, but fancy it sometime soon.

    #58458

    ArmorWraith
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    No my search results initially turned up blanks, various posts on how the engine control center was amazing or crap depending on the experience.

    The cards running great so far, i keep checking the fan to make sure its working, runs very cool and quiet.

    Armor

    #58459

    PeanutsRevenge
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    heh. Mine rarely spins, but I do have a third party cooler.

    Mate’s 680’s watercooled with OTT rads so his whole system is VERY quiet, but yea, the latest gen graphics cards are pretty efficient.

    Good luck with it and enjoy graphics quality (providing ya CPU can feed it data quick enough).

    #58460

    ArmorWraith
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    How hot do gpus generally run? I cant seem to find any heating specifications on this card yet. It runs battlefield at around 50 celsius..

    Has me abit worried since im new to this card.. and I know heating varies by model.

    (my entire case generally idles at around 33 celsius, doesnt crest 40 during gaming)

    Armor

    #58461

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    How hot do gpus generally run? I cant seem to find any heating specifications on this card yet. It runs battlefield at around 50 celsius..

    Has me abit worried since im new to this card.. and I know heating varies by model.

    (my entire case generally idles at around 33 celsius, doesnt crest 40 during gaming)

    Armor

    General graphjics card rule is 80 ideal max, 100 is possible max, just not for 24/7.

    50 is absolutely fine!

    #58462

    PeanutsRevenge
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    I can thorough recommend SSDs BTW.

    Just today put my new one in (with a slight upgrade to the CPU) and the speed difference is HUGE.
    Applications just… open, almost no waiting AT ALL, it really is the kind of thing you have to experience to understand, but once you’ve used, it’ll be hard to switch back.

    BTW, it is a fresh windows install which obviously speeds things up anyway, but I’ve performed well over a hundred windows installs and install completions to know what that feels like (often on faster systems than this), so don’t think it’s that which is fooling me!

    #58463

    Laptops Daddy
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    +5

    im on my second : P. absolutely agree, theyre awesome. silent, no vibration, cool to the touch and wayyy faster. just wish i had proper sata3.

    i noticed the latest comp i built for someone else (cheapish mb), had a dedicated ‘special’ sata port – just the one of 6, supposed to provide the full 600MBs or whatever.

    i dont get more than about 170 on mine, but it’s still better than ive ever had, even compared to loads of raid0, with the ear protectors, and the sponges, and the rubber bands for the griiiinding.

    id never go back to mechanical.

    #58464

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @laptops Daddy wrote:

    +5

    im on my second : P. absolutely agree, theyre awesome. silent, no vibration, cool to the touch and wayyy faster. just wish i had proper sata3.

    i noticed the latest comp i built for someone else (cheapish mb), had a dedicated ‘special’ sata port – just the one of 6, supposed to provide the full 600MBs or whatever.

    i dont get more than about 170 on mine, but it’s still better than ive ever had, even compared to loads of raid0, with the ear protectors, and the sponges, and the rubber bands for the griiiinding.

    id never go back to mechanical.

    LoL, yep!

    Initially I thought you were talking about mSATA, which are a great addition to mobos IMO (even if they are ugly when not populated), especially on mITX mobos. Not need for a seperate drive at all then, makes for a far smaller system and therefore case.

    On the noise… hell yea.
    I’d been working for ages to quieten my system, but no matter how good the fans everywhere, it was always humming.

    As this is fresh install, nothing’s yet been installed to the HDDs, so I was able to run the system without a HDD attached.
    My fans have been SOOO quiet all this time, it was just the HDDs ruining it.

    #58465

    Chopper
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    ring,ring…….”engine room”
    AW…..”this is the Captain…wtf is going on down there?”
    Chief Peanut…..”aye Captain…I’m givin’ her all she’s got”
    AW…….”reboot the sob and lets getit going faster”

    #58466

    ArmorWraith
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    Hey guys! Getting that upgrade itch after finding this CPU on Amazon, I checked it out, it should technically work with my mother board right?

    Specs:

    New CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009&Tpk=AMD%20FX-4170%204.2GHz%20Quad-Core

    Old CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103704

    MotherBoard:
    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3143#sp

    Am I missing anything?

    Cheers,

    Armor

    #58467

    naka
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    Am I missing anything?

    The socket of motherboard is AM3 while the new CPU is AM3+. (plus)

    There is a ‘CPU Support List’ menu under the 3rd section ‘ CPU&Memory’.
    They list only one AM3+ processor. http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3143

    What is questionable is that the last column says – support ‘Since BIOS Version’: N/A
    but the others AM3 processors have that field labeled: eg. F4J

    It sounds to me that they do not have bios (and probably will never have) for the only one am3+ processor you can insert.

    look at the gigabyte site. There is a separate product list for AM3+ processors.
    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=8&p=2&v=26

    Some manufacturers have brought AM3+ support to some of their AM3 motherboards via a simple BIOS upgrade.[11] Mechanical compatibility has been confirmed and it’s possible for AM3+ CPUs to fit in AM3 boards, provided they can supply enough peak current. Note that use of AM3+ CPUs in AM3 boards is not officially supported by AMD.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM3#Socket_AM3.2B

    I would be very careful doing doing such thing. Computer may boot or may not even boot. If it starts there is no guarantee that it will operate properly. At least you will wait forever for a new bios.

    #58468

    ArmorWraith
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    Good catch on the Am3+ didnt even notice it. Looks like I need a mobo upgrade as well. Its ok, just planning a new build for the future.

    Armor

    #58469

    PeanutsRevenge
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    No point looking at AMD at all currently unless it’s for an HTPC, something really cheap where performance just doesn’t matter (the slowest is fast enough for the user) or VERY highly threaded applications and then you’re needing an A10 to make it worthwhile.

    As you may recall, I like AMD and much prefer them as a company over Intel, but their performance atm is just too poor, especially their single threaded performance.

    I’d say either look at picking up a Phenom II X6 (a 1090T would be best IMO) on ebay or something or keep saving ya coins and get i5 or i7 (currently 1155 not 2011 or whatever Haswell ends up coming out in when it’s released in a few months). with mobo.

    #58470

    ArmorWraith
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    #58471

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-3-4Ghz-512KB-4000MHZ/dp/B002SRQ214/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    ^
    Something Like that then?

    Armor

    Nope, more like this http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-3-4Ghz-512KB-4000MHZ/dp/B002SRQ214/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top (extra couple of cores, good for your rendering).

    However I don’t think you’ll see a huge improvement over your current, although this would help matters

    http://forums.hexus.net/cpus/236129-phenom-x6-1045t-overclocking.html

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