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Topic: Top 50   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2004 7:41:32 AM(UTC)
I've been folding for about two months now and I've finally reached the top 50 for HotHardWare. At an average of 99 points per WU, if I had as many WU's completed as RudyR1999, then I'd have a score over 188,000. Look out! I'm moving on up. Not as quickly as I'd like, but I'll be there eventually. I know it's not about the points, but life is boring without a little competition. Fold on!
Topic: Your top 5 PC games of all time!   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2004 3:34:38 PM(UTC)
Call of Duty
Aliens -vs- Predator 2
BattleField 1942 series
UT2003
WarCraft series
Topic: 2d and 3d?   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 3:11:28 PM(UTC)
quote:

Originally posted by: Ne0rC
probly best to keep 2d to stock, as you don't NEED extra perforamance on 2d


I agree...it'll also keep your card alive longer since it won't be overclocked 24/7.
Topic: RE: Wanna fill up my RAM slots.   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 2:23:35 PM(UTC)
I have the same motherboard. If you really need more than 1GB of memory, you can put four sticks of 512MB and run them all in Dual-Channel mode. Just do like Jordan said and make sure they're perfectly matched. Same company, type, size, and CAS latency.
Topic: Are 3 fans enough?   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 12:03:00 PM(UTC)
Fan placement is very important and can result in cooler temps with less fans. I have two fans on my case. One outtake on the rear and one intake on the side over the video card. The side case fan is positioned so that it blows most air over the AGP slot, and a little towards the CPU and Memory DIMMS. I also have a vent (just an empty case fan slot) over the CPU with a fan filter that allows the CPU fan to pull air from outside. My CPU (P4 3.0C) temps are 27C idle and 38 load. All it takes is a little trial and error to determine the best set up for your case, and it doesn't mean you need a lot of fans to keep it all cool.
Topic: Anyone have any experience with these brands?   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:25:59 PM(UTC)
XFX: I own an XFX 5900XT that I'm very pleased with. They've got a decent RMA department, but since they're based in Hong Kong with a state-side office in California some people have had bad experiences with long turn around times for support. Their website has a forum in which many people discuss their cards successes and failures. Check'em out at www.xfxforce.com.

PNY: I used to own a Geforce 3 Ti500 from that company that I never had problems with and I would buy from them again.
Topic: Video Card Recommendations   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2004 4:13:59 AM(UTC)
FeRsHzZlE13: I don't mean any disrepect to you by putting all this on your post. Just got to say what's needed.

Jordan:

"You went against the general concensous of the forums. Everyone would agree that the Ati 98/700's are stronger except maybe the small majority. My point was how can so many experianced people be wrong? How do you know it wasn't down to a simple driver mismacth or something on your own system? That's why I never find one persons results completely valid, even if they were my own results. That and the fact most (not all) of the reviews I read showed the 9800 pro to be stronger than both the 9700Pro and 5900XTs which seem to be on par. i have recommended the 5900XTs on many occasions in the past based on value but the 9800 pro has fallen in price since then."

Concensous? You're not paying attention Jordan. I said that after FLASHING THE BIOS to a 5900 Ultra, my 5900XT out-performed my previous 9700 Pro and came close to the 9800 Pro. I ran my tests using the same computer, latest ATI and Nvidia drivers, and the same settings. I may be new to the forum but I'm no amateur.
Topic: Video Card Recommendations   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004 5:38:10 PM(UTC)
quote:

Originally posted by: FeRsHzZlE13
i think i would prefer an nvidia, but only because i've heard that the UT's and doom 3 runs slightly better with nvidia. But all the 5900XT's on ebay are like $160, so for double the price of the 9700 pro... i doubt it's worth it.


The retail price for both the 9700 Pro and the 5900XT are around $170. I agree with Malfy, I'd be cautious when buying video cards on eBay. Stick with a solid online store like Newegg, Zipzoomfly, or Monarchcomputers.
Topic: Video Card Recommendations   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004 5:27:46 PM(UTC)
"i did state above that the 5900Xt is close to the 9700 Pro but I'm basing it on many reviews rather than just one presons experiance."

What's your deal? I gave my opinion based on reviews I've read and my own personal experience with the cards mentioned in this post. Experience is more valuable than what you read on the internet. I gave FeRsHzZlE13 my opinion. I know you've been on this forum for awhile Jordan and I also know that you do generally give people some good advice based on your knowledge, but don't piss on my reply.
Topic: Video Card Recommendations   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004 5:10:14 PM(UTC)
I've got an Nvidia 5900XT that I flashed to a 5900 Ultra. I've compared it against my previous 9700 pro and it out performed it in every benchmark I ran to include real time FPS in games like UT and Battlefield. I bought my 5900XT for $180 USD three months ago and I'm still happy with it today. Most reviews I've read online show the 5900XT's to match the 9700 Pro and run close to the 9800. Everyone here tends to sway with ATI.