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Ha.. Actually Fan-cards are more prone to overheating, because when the bearing starts to become worn it lower the RPM – it even may stop – and the user usually cant notice it.
No such condition can happens to passive heatsink. These kind of passive coolers are very good and proper designed to sustain overheating , they are masive, and they have 2 holes on the case backplain where they suck cool air from the outside.
About the PSU brand… I prefer Fortron.
Hmm, I open up my gfx cards when they start making too much noise, a bit of wd40 for the bearings and some new cooling paste on the gpu. Prolongs the life a bit.
My first discrete card was a fanless Sapphire model, maybe the heatsink wasn’t as elaborate as the current models we get nowadays, and also my pc casing at that time had inadequate fans (single 80mm). System temps were really high.
But you can squeeze out a more sustained/stable performance from a gfx card which has a better cooling system (fan+ heatsink) compared to a fanless one (heatsink only) if they were both of same specs.
@laptops Daddy wrote:
take psu output ratings with a pinch of salt. a good £40 ‘400w’ will probably be better than than a £20 ‘800w’,
I think thats what happened to me in the case of my OCZ.
some good info in that article to help decide on the psu. A good 500W PSU is sufficient if you don’t have too many peripherals. I can only say don’t buy OCZ PSUs as I have had one die on me after 3 months usage. (PC Power & Cooling had a good reputation before, but since merging with OCZ, idk.)
Enermax will make a good buy, I use Tagan and Silverstone in my rigs and no complaints there.
ATI came out with a new card recently, good performance with reasonable price, the Radeon HD6790. An Nvidia card of equivalent performance would be the GTX 550 Ti model, though the HD6790 edges it a bit in terms of performance and price.
If u can find a model that is fanless is also very good. Such card of cards are often advertised as ‘silent’ , ‘silent pipe’ .. etc.
Good as in silent but can be prone to overheating under heavy usage unless it has a very good heatsink and you need a casing with proper ventilation.
I’ll try make a video of the ‘anomaly?’ n upload it when I can.
ATI or Nvidia? I am not familiar with Nvidia, but for ATI, when you run the installer for the new driver, there is an option to uninstall the currently installed driver before proceeding with installing the new driver, that should take care of completely removing the old driver.
If you have already uninstalled it, but just wanna check whether any remnants remain then you can try a good registry cleaner to clean up all leftovers…Yamicsoft Windows Manager is a good one, its a multi tool utility program, I think CCleaner (free) also has a reasonably good registry cleaner. I am not sure whether Revo Uninstaller uninstalls drivers, but I think Revo Uninstaller Pro does.
Thanks for the input guys. After doing same tests on the kid’s pc, I found out that there is not much difference in latency figures between these 2 pcs. It was just that on Chess.com, the latency meter on the game’s interface always showed full green (good) when I access that site from kid’s pc as compared to my pc (showing yellow or red signal = poor).
Puzzling..but, gonna drop the matter. S3D is still playable, and Chess on chess.com also. Just as long no change in the shot timers 😛
Thanks Nut, Lapps, Naka and Rom.
ahh yes, limiting it via the router..ok.
i am on skype, with naka, he’s also looking into it.
ok guys, my little baby’s just woke up from the clickety clack of my keyboards…gtg lie down beside her…will do further tests tomorrow..thanks mates.
I’ve actually undone all the tweaks i previously did. I was using a utility software to tweak the network connection settings, and didnt really show much difference after that.
@lappy: yeah will try install on dualboot tomorrow. my wireless adpter has no gui for me to chg the settings from N to G..maybe there is another way of doing it?
@PR: yeah, gonna try out same tests on kids pc tomorrow, once they wake up…0531 here right now..:P
Tracing route to server52385.uk2net.com [184.108.40.206]
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what makes me wonder is why, my pc is showing latency problems and its not on my kids pc…
yeah, when i am gaming i limit the download upload speed if i am on p2p or otherwise i close the p2p program itself.
Yeah, I did ping sscorched.co.uk both using IP and URL, both same results, i did attach the s3d site ping test result as an edited post.
here they are.
ps: edit: i added a third attachment…ping s3d
Lynx?? Isn’t that a type of wild cat? Heheh
@PR – no, not spikes, when i play s3d, it’s constantly averaging about 400+ms and can get worse, I’ve seen it averaged out at 1000+ms in the later rounds. I use PeerBlock, but I am sure that only affects browsers and p2p downloading.
😀 I just came across this thread, and suprised Lapp’s got a pic of himself here. Well, since he’s the last person i expected to post here, here’s my mug shot.
Achdiat is how the name’s spelled but pronounced akh-dee-yat. will be 40 in october. work as an airborne chauffeur and in my spare time/off days I like to play chess, badminton, go fishing (when i’m back in my hometown), and off course meddle about with the pc. Almost negligible know-how on computer’s but enough to get by on whatever it is that I do with it.
I’ve meant to ask you for some time already Chops..what time zone are u in? and what time (yr local time or UTC/GMT) do you log on to play? I have been playing quite frequent lately, and I have yet to see u log in 😐 Hope to catch you online soon. I’ll try to get online same time as you.
As for myself, I usually get online either in the late afternoon, or at night from 9pm onwards. I usually move about the time zones of UTC+7 to UTC+9 depending on which city I am at atm. My homeground is at UTC+8. If I am at home, then I might be online in the mornings of my local time..maybe around 9am.