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Topic: Thoughts on upgrading GPU?   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:44:40 PM(UTC)
It just seems at the moment that prices haven't settled on any GPU, however i'm the process of getting ready to finally upgrade my hd7950 to something else. Think it's wiser to wait until this whole new series blows over?
Topic: HotHardware and EVGA Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway!   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:33:11 PM(UTC)

Johnny3D wrote:

[quote user="Kidbest100"]And if they aren't going to OC, they're a bit crazy

I disagree. Overclocking reduces the overall lifespan of a machine. Some folks, like myself, want our machines to last as long as possible because we can't afford to be replacing them very often. I don't think that makes me 'a bit crazy'. So... if I win this machine, I'll keep it clean, cool, and running at stock speeds for years.

Remember... just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

To each their own though. :) 

I won the FX-8320 build from HH's last giveaway.  I was able to get the FX-8320 from 3.5Ghz to a very stable overclock at 4.4Ghz on stock voltage.  That isn't going to cause in reduction in lifetime of the chip, as my temps sit around 22c at full load, and there's absolutely no voltage increases.

Of course this is only because I hit a wall at 4.8Ghz and decided to step it back for a while.  But the point is, you can OC without effecting the lifetime of your gear.

Topic: HotHardware and EVGA Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway!   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:54:57 PM(UTC)

Awesome!  I need a upgrade!  [:P]

 

(I'm so joking)

Topic: As Tension Builds, Anonymous Attacks North Korean Social Networking Accounts   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:44:38 PM(UTC)

Is it just me or has Anonymous really just become more of a nuisance than an organized hacking organization?  I'm sure a lot of people have smashed their mice on the table after finding our their account was compromised, but is there some type of glorious outcome i'm missing here?

Topic: Disney Effectively Kills Off LucasArts, Lays Off 150 Games Division Employees   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:26:38 PM(UTC)

I've never been a huge fan either, however a friend of my worked at their office in Sacremento.  So i'm sort of bummed out for him, dude moved to California last year from Texas to join their design team and now is unemployed.  Sucks for all of them.

Topic: Not recognising graphics card in the PCI-e x16 slot   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:25:23 PM(UTC)

If your PSU is capable of powering your GPU in the x4 slot it can power it in the x16 slot equally as well.

Personally, I'd check the pci-e x16 slot and verify there's no physical damage within the slot.

Otherwise, I did manage to find a bit of information around the web.  Mostly obvious stuff though.

1.  disable integrated graphics

2.  check your bios settings..  I've personally never had to do this, however I'm sure you could play around and figure it out.  I know there's settings in there specifically for pci-e.

 

Topic: HotHardware "Giving Thanks" with Gigabyte and Thermaltake - Giveaway System Build   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:46:01 AM(UTC)

realneil wrote:

Heck of a change there!

It seems to be running quite well now! Stick out tongue

Indeed!  I still haven't gotten around to overclocking yet.  Just picked up a new 27" monitor, so I've been busy drooling all over myself.

Topic: Facebook Finally Debuts Comment Threads--For Pages and Public Figures Only   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:44:40 AM(UTC)

Ahh nice. I've been wondering when they were going to do that. I often see post in response to other people at the bottom of comments and have no clue what they're talking about until I get on my desktop.

Topic: Raspberry Pi PC DOS Emulator Released   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:41:06 AM(UTC)

I've got a raspberry pi, however I just don't see the need to install a DOS emulator on it. I'd rather toss on SimAnt and call it a day.

Topic: Entering contests,.......What it can do for you   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:49:51 AM(UTC)

Modcrash.com is giving away a Corsair H100i and a Logitech G710+.