Search found 838 matches

by Wedge
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 122598

The price on this thing just went up: Newegg
by Wedge
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Okay, thanks for the clarification. That was my understanding of it.
by Wedge
Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

But you are really getting the same model with lower clock speeds, correct? Just making sure my understanding of SLI is correct.
by Wedge
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

yamahaSHO wrote: Luckily, I can get a lower model and as long as I use the SSC in the first slot, the lower model will run at the overclocked speed too.
What do you mean by "lower model"? :?
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does more memory actually do?
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: What does more memory actually do?

I am not a big gamer, I do occasionally play games for a couple of hours every few months when the mood strikes.. Mostly I am using the pc for work and watching movies.. I do like using lots of 3D desktop effects but they aren't that intensive.. (BTW I use Linux on my desktop).. I don't know for su...
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Connecting printer to home network - will this work?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Connecting printer to home network - will this work?

I have a home network using a wireless Linksys router. If I purchase a wireless USB adapter and plug it into the USB port of my printer, can that effectively make the printer available to the PCs that are connected to the network?
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What does more memory actually do?
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: What does more memory actually do?

WipeOut wrote: So what, if anything, would 512MB of memory do for me over 256MB?
Unless you game at high resolutions and/or use advanced video settings like anti-aliasing, then the extra memory would improve nothing for the uses you are describing. Stick with the lesser card.
by Wedge
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't use hardware acceleration can I get cheap vidcard
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

thejamppa wrote:HD 3450 is very good for HTPC's. Image is sharp and colours are excellent.
Completely passive? I know I could look it up, but feeling kind of lazy right now...
by Wedge
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: If I don't use hardware acceleration can I get cheap vidcard
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

ATI cards tend to have color that is more accurate than Nvidia.
by Wedge
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: arctic cooling freezer pro 7: is there a buzzing fan issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Nobody knows? I was thinking I might have read here or elsewhere that a percentage of users were reporting a fan that goes bad. Mine certainly has. I've never heard such a sound coming from a fan.
by Wedge
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: arctic cooling freezer pro 7: is there a buzzing fan issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

arctic cooling freezer pro 7: is there a buzzing fan issue?

I'm asking because all of a sudden the fan on mine is buzzing loudly. I have it cooling an e6750 in a DS3R motherboard.
by Wedge
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 37335

Thank you soldonz and...... Welcome to SPCR!!! [/color] (just a little thing we do for new members) Is there a need to install RivaTuner since the overrider is a stand-alone application? Just wondering as I do understand that I will have to download the package as a whole, but I really don't intend ...
by Wedge
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 37335

soldonz , that's great information. I will have to give that a try. Truth is that I like using vsync anyway, but I wasn't sure if it could b turned on in DX. Also, similar to your experience, the ATI Tool 3D cube causes the whining. It's actually strange how the "whine" can be instantly turned on a...
by Wedge
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 buzzing coil sound
Replies: 39
Views: 37335

Sorry no fix to offer here, but i wanted to add my name to this list. I have an 8800GT that whines whenever I start Crysis. Outside of that game, however, it either does not whine or does not whine loud enough to be noticed.

Off topic: Crysis has the most amazingly realistic graphics......
by Wedge
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My system whined: you will never guess why
Replies: 15
Views: 7253

I just posted about this in another thread:

Every time I fire up the game Crysis Demo, my PC emits a high pitch. It happened after I installed a new 8800GT, so i believe it is the video card rather than some other component.
by Wedge
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best Way of killing coil whine?
Replies: 18
Views: 16119

Is it possible that I'm hearing "coil wine" on a new video card? My PC emits a high-pitched tone every time I start playing Crysis. It didn't start happening until I bought the 8800GT. And if it is coil whine from my video card, are there literally "coils" on the card where I can apply some of these...
by Wedge
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 31984

Well, I went back to Officemax to buy this chair today and they had none in stock. I called 1-877-officemax to order one. Turns out they have none and the item is being discontinued. I started off this new year with bad luck.
by Wedge
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 31984

I went into OfficeMax and tested this thing out today. Holy Crap, this thing is comfortable! $150 seemed like a steal. I am debating this heavily at the moment. My dilemma is that I have a good leather chair with thick padding that is resilient to wear (according to the manufacturer), and it is on c...
by Wedge
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: evga 8800gt or 8800gts ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6607

So I guess it comes down to price. Dell was recently selling the GT for $207.99 + free shipping. Reference thread here . And again for $200 shipped; reference thread here . Best Buy recently had it for $237.99. Reference thread here . For those willing to deal with a rebate, NCIXUS currently has the...
by Wedge
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: evga 8800gt or 8800gts ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6607

My recommendation is based on a price-to-performance ratio of the GT. I have not owned the G92-based GTS, but I do own the GT. There simply isn't a better buy out there right now for an nvidia card. The GTS is not worth the extra $100 dollars. Said another way, the performance of these two cards wil...
by Wedge
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: evga 8800gt or 8800gts ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6607

GT
by Wedge
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is wrong with Christmas Fruit-cake?
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

colin2 wrote:Or you can just drink the rum.
rum + pineapple = mmmmmmmmmmm
by Wedge
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is wrong with Christmas Fruit-cake?
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Tangential topic (holiday foods): How many of you like or have tried divinity?
by Wedge
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is wrong with Christmas Fruit-cake?
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

First off I would like to thank colin2 for the word "geekery". It has been added to my vocabulary. Secondly, Bluefront apparently hasn't received the fruitcake yet. (There is an old joke that there exists only one fruitcake in the world that just keeps getting passed from one person to the next as a...
by Wedge
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Time for RAID
Replies: 21
Views: 9117

Can someone tell me if ANY form of RAID will increase desktop PC performance? Or if maybe it depends on the application(s), and if so, what are they? I set up a fake RAID using ICH9R with two 160GB Seagates for my latest C2D build. Not sure if it performs any better than my non-RAID single 250GB Sea...
by Wedge
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 25036

RE: Thermalright V2 A list of compatibility can be found here . Yes the 8800GT is compatible, though the RAM sinks can be purchased separately for $5.99. Can anybody point to a review of this cooler? It is all copper, takes only 1 extra slot (if i am understanding correctly): From Thermalright's we...
by Wedge
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT
Replies: 16
Views: 5530

I may be a little out of the loop on the HR-03 and it's derivatives, but early on I remember reading several reports of the RAM sinks falling off easily. Is this an issue that has been corrected, or was I just reading isolated cases? I'm inclined to think they must stay on now due to the popularity ...
by Wedge
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Vanilla Radeon 3870 vs Geforce 8800 GT vs 8800 GTS
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

I am trading in my 8800GTS for an 8800GT using eVGA's "step-up" program. I know what the 8800GTS sounds like - it is not *silent* but it is definitely the quietest stock video card I have owned. I agree that it is a gentle hum when not under load, and very unobtrusive overall. I can compare it to my...
by Wedge
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 25036

An Anandtech thread on this topic is worth posting for the sake of consolidating a variety of info: link