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  1. whopps forgot about the ram being ddr3 and the board takes... ddr2. just saw that when i was looking at the board lol


    so gonna get the muskin ram lugnut linked:)


    i think im gonna stick with the GIGABYTE this time sense its cheaper than the dfi and seems to have alot of features that i like:) tho from not being dd3 ram it wont hold me back right?


    ya i was gonna get the amd 955 buts its sold out:( but ain't the 940 and the 955 the same except the 955 has 200mhzs more>?


    and for the case i decided not to get that xclio one sense it looks kinda small i like having big cases like my xclio 380.


    so heres the cases i was looking at


    this one almost just look like the 380 xclio but has more fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811215013


    and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811517004 which looks pretty nice and will give nice cooling


    or this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811166004 was thinking of getting this one but not sure how the cooling will be sense it ony has 80mm fans



    hard to say sense they all look like nice cases lol


    but that AZZA looks like it would have the best cooling of them all.

  2. i think i might build a new pc sooner so how will this build be?



    motherboard and cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.213790



    psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817703009



    ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820148150



    and case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811103025


    kinda downgrade from my xclio 380 but dont want to strip my socket 939 pc but if i dont like the new one i just swap cases:)



    theres no gpu there because i aready bought my his 4890 and useing it in my 939 pc now:)


    and for hdds im just gona take out the 2x 1bs that i got now and put them in the new one than pop my 2x160s in the 939


    ony thing im little worry about is the motherboard i allways used dfi and i loved the performence they give and the overclocking options.


    boards that i have is the dfi lanparty rdx200 my current board now which is a really nice overclocking my opteron is at 3.02ghzs from 1.8:) and my first dfi that is the suppost to be the best overclocking 754 board which is the dfi lanparty 250gb i got my amd [email protected] 2.7.



    so will the gigabyte let me get nice overclocks? i dont expect as good as my dfi but i like to overclock atleast 300 to 500 min with this new system if needed.



    i was gona get a intel i7 920 build but it would be more money.



    i problee could get it in 2months but the amd system is pretty cheep to pass up:) and well i pretty much allways had amd when i build my 3 pass systems. ony intels systems i have is laptops which is my newest one asus g50vt-5 which is very nice.


    i mosty gona be gaming so would the i7 make a big diffrence to the amd in games or not that much? if it wont i just go with the amd system.

  3. just got the his 4890 and its a much better card:)


    alot cooler even cooler than my 4850 which had a max load at 68c


    this one doesint even get that hot think the max i saw it was 58 or 60 with ony a 50% fan.


    and this one has a fan control lol just like my 4850 does.


    but ya it even faster than the 4870 seems to load everything in crysis than the 4870 did and smoother fps.


    which i thought i wouldint see much a improvement with this card from the 4870 because of my old socket 939 but i guess the old opteron 165 still has some punch in it:)


    cant wait to unleash the full power of this card when i build a new pc in couple months:)

  4. hmm i aready tried that link before thats what i mean about the tweaked lol


    im runing 9.6 i even tried older drivers. i even went as far and puting my 4850 back in and there it was fan control.


    i really dont think they would know because they dont realy check that stuff.


    they never check with my other cards i send back.



    but ya i tried everything to get this fan to be controlled which isint possible


    because this fan on it is ment to be @ 100%

  5. the card i had is this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161269 which th fan cant be change it runs at 100% and even going in the bios of the card and seting the fans to 100% still doesint make it go up. i also tried rivaturner still doesint change the fan.



    there is also another card like it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161265


    which the fan can be change as you look at the pic it shows it has like 4 wires the ones that controlls the fan is the yellow and blue wire which the top one ony has red and black so it runs at full speed allways.


    which is fine but the problem with the card is its missing the mem heatsinks which causeing the memory to get up 90c+ and causeing everything else to get hot.


    like on my visontek 4850 it has 4 wires red black and yellow and blue and i can control the fan in riverturner and also with the ati control panel because they added that in there which when the 4800s first came out you couldint change the fan ony doing the the tweak youself but now they added right into the drivers:)


    which on the his 4870 the top one the fan or the rpms doesint even show up.


    same as if you hook up a fan with 2 prongs to the motherboad with out the 3rd prong its just going to run at full speed because the yellow is the monitoring and fan control wire.


    just trying to clear things up what me and Adam is saying:)



    i orderd the his 4890 and hopefully get it in couple of days i let you guys know hows everything going with it:)


    than going to send out the 4870 and hopefully things go right from there:)

  6. hmm not sure...


    tho i did the same thing with my old ati 9800se and i unlocked the extra 8 pipelines and also did the thermal paste and they took it back no problem.


    i even told them about unlocking the extra pipelines and they did int have no problem with that lol



    i dont think they would tell because there was no stickers no were to be broken.

  7. ya i was thinking of just sending it back and getting a 4890 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161276


    i know i be even more bottleneck because of my cpu but when i build a new pc in couple months i have a really nice card to use:)


    i love the 4870 performance but its just gets to hot and causes problems sometimes.


    and i was looking into spending 40$ for a heat sink/fan which im sure would've work but i be like spending 180$ which the card was 140 and 40... for 10$ more i could have that 4890 i listed up top and looks like it has a alot better fan and stuff. which i would've did at first but wasint thinking...



    i also tried all the stuff everyone told me even hooking up the fan to the power plug dongle which was the same as it was hook up to the card.


    i could tell its the memory making everything hot because the memory temp censer always showing like 20c higher than the core like the mem is at 100c and the gpu is at 80s.


    but ya gona see if i could send this card back and order the 4890.

  8. i aready tried that when i got the card because when i first got the 4850 i had to do that which worked on that card.


    but with this card the fan just doesn't change and doesn't even show the fan rpms


    i even tried to edit the bios and put all the fan % on 100% and than flash it and that didint work either..


    it just seems like this card doesint have any fan control and its running at 100% all the time which looks like it is because its spinning fast.


    and what makes the temps bad is because theres no memory heat sinks on the memory chips which when i feel them they very hot and cant even hold my figure on them for even a sec.

  9. hmm i was thinking of buying a new cooler for it what will be a good one for the 4870?


    i need one that will go over the memory chips by the core.


    see this pic were theres strips of heatsinks over the memory chips under the main heatsink?




    thats what i am missing and i need something that will cool thoes memory chips off because they get really hot like 100c....


    i would just do a rma but whats the odds that i get one with out the chips again...


    and waiting like 2 weeks to get the card back...

  10. before i do bios stuff if the fan plug ony has red and black doesn't that mean its not controlled?


    like its just to power the fan but not monitor it?


    because on my visontek 4850 the fan wires has red black and yellow and i think blue.


    and when i open the ati control panel it shows the fan speed slider right there.


    but the his 4870 doesint show anything not even how fast the fan is spining.


    i even looked at everest and it doesint even show the fan there.

  11. not sure if i shouldve put this info in my old threw about geting a 4870 or what but figure i make a new one sense this is a problem..


    ok i just bought a his 4870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161269


    and i was happy with teh performence over the 4850 that gave for my ageing opteron [email protected] socket 939.


    so couple times while playing crysis it would just freeze and i had to end task to get back to windows.


    so i check the temp and it was 100c to 110c....


    so i figured i check the thermal paste and see if they put it on right.


    and it was pretty much none on it so i put new on and put it back in my pc and fire her up and tried crysis again and the temps was a bit better but went up to 98c.... but didint get no freezing.


    but why does this card run so hot? right now its siting at 67 just on the desktop.


    i have good case cooling to big 250mm fan facing right at it and another one in the front of the case and a 120mm in the back.


    my visontek 4850 never got this hot max load it did was 60 to 65max and that was with ony a 60% fan speed.


    and it seems like i cant change the fan speed for this card because theres no settings to change it anywhere i even tried that fan fix for the 4800s in profile which didint change the speed.


    than i looked at the fan plug and it has ony red and black wires which problee the problem why i cant change the speed.


    i also looked at the reviews and saw some that said theres didint come with the memory headsinks around the fan which mine didint either would that cause the problem?



    also running crysis at 1920x1200 res with everything on very high and dx10 wouldint cause this high temps? or shouldint it get hot like this for any game?

  12. bought the ColorVision Spyder2express @ the egg.


    and calibrated my 2 lcd 2 laptops even my 8.9 acer one lol and my crt that im running right now.


    why am i running a crt? that hanns 28 went on me after 2 weeks of having it...


    big line was in the middle of the screen and went away and keeps coming back...


    so i rma from newegg and hopefully i get a new one next week in good shape....


    didiint even get to use the spyder on it:(


    tho i blame ups because when i first got it was siting on my front step on its side with the box open i could see the lcd inside of the box... so they might of drop it or something...



    but anyways that spyder works pretty good:) i was suprized how good it made all my screens look even this gateway ev910 crt:) still miss my lcd tho:(

  13. still i would check to see if theres some on it because a pc can get infected just from connecting it to the net the first time.


    also are those cpu temps at load / while gaming?


    also whats your gpu temp while gaming?



    ony thing i could think of after that is run mem test for couple hours to test your memory


    and run superpi on 32mb to test the stability of your system.

  14. did you check for viruses and spy ware?



    because back than one of my other retired gaming machines use to do that and that was due to a spy ware.



    also whats your temps while playing games?


    because high temps will make the game minimized happen to me back than when my cpu was getting up there.

  15. ya its really is a nice screen:)


    i got the black one because i saw it came with X-Celerate not sure what it does but ya lol and i like to have Height Adjustments.


    i was gonna get the silver stand one because it was cheaper but saw that this one comes with a 30$ off promo code at checkout so was ony 10$ more:)


    it was a really big upgrade to my dell 20.1 which i did int think it was when i was waiting for it to come lol but i guess 8in is a big step up lol

  16. i own a ipod touch 2g 16gb also own a zune 30gb and own a ipod nano 3rd gen 4gb which i found and own 2 cobys 2gbs also own a really small journey 1gb mp3.


    out of all of them i say the ipod touch is my fav because its pretty much a small computer and a mp3 player:)


    i use it mainly for gaming:)


    the zune i use it pretty much everyday with my ipod touch because i pay for a zune sub and i could get every music out there:)


    i just wish the zune was more dependable as the ipods like this is my 2nd zune had to get it replaced because it just died and this one works ok but goes off from static electricy sometimes...


    the cobys my parents uses those and they pretty good.


    the jouney is good also but kinda small for all my music..


    the nano i use it as a backup:)


    i also use my dell pda x50v and my samsung phone for music sometimes when i want to go wireless with bluetoofth:)


    they all good.


    but i perfer the ipod touch because it could do alot more than all of them:)

  17. ya think my cpu is holding me back in benchs because everybuddy is useing quad cores and stuf lol there not one opty on there with 4850 lol


    but in games pretty sure its runing as it should be because just tried grid and have everything maxed and 1680x1050 res and even 2xmsaa and geting 30s and 40s and 50s lol never drops under 30 its avging like high 30s and 40s:)


    aslong as it plays games fast i could care less what the score is on benchmarks:) its pretty decent on vantage tho geting the same as a quad core with a 4850:)


    tho if my psu has 2 rails thats 18 on one and 20 on the 2nd one does it combine when more is needed? i herd this card requires like 25amps min....


    like if i put the cpu at stock and try to overclock the video card it overclocks more than when the cpu is overclocked would my psu cause that?

  18. hmm do you think mine is about right with my cpu?


    i know the 4850 should be scoreing way higher but think its because of my cpu causeing it to score low in benchmarks.


    or would you think its my psu holding it back or maybe something is wrong with the card?


    i know its killing my old card x1900gt in every benchmark and game.


    but i see 8800gt beating mine and even the 3800s... or maybe they got them overclocked to death .

  19. http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7341447 one at just over 10k @ 3ghzs and little overclock on the card and got it set to performence in ati control panel.


    still pretty sure it still should be doing 12k to 13k atleast...


    i tested vantage on it and got 5591 which is ony like 1k 2k behind a quad core on there.


    and my gpu score is 6513 which beats one of there scores with a quadcore and than the next one is ony beating my 4850 by ony 200points gpu score.


    there full score beats my whole system because they got a quad core which has a higher cpu score. but the gpu score one is lower than mine and one is ony 200points over my gpu score my fps is right on theres to.


    i just dont get it on 3dmark 06 its pretty low but on vantage it seems like its doing pretty good..

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