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by Wedge
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet(er) Cooling for HD4850?
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

I wanted to do the same, but my 4870 card won't start up unless it sees the fan RPM on the card's fan port during the POST. If I plug in the stock heatsink fan it works fine. This has been an annoying showstopper for me, and I'm surprised I haven't seen more complaints about this. The card (a Sapph...
by Wedge
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ ModXStream Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Just bit-the-bullet and got the Corsair 520HX from Amazon. Modular. Reputation for quiet operation both here and elsewhere. It will cost $82 after the rebate.
by Wedge
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ ModXStream Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Interesting post as I find myself in a similar situation. I am in need of a new PSU because my current NeoHE 430w isn't stable enough for my recently purchased Vapor-X HD 4850. It will randomly lose video signal, and by process of elimination of other causes (along with a consultation visit to VGAfo...
by Wedge
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: decision decsions...4850 or 4870 - need heat output info
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Good enough for me !!! :D

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by Wedge
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: decision decsions...4850 or 4870 - need heat output info
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

LodeHacker wrote:You care about Quake performance, I admire that :D
It's still the best to me. And today's technology makes play as smooth as melted butter. Turn v-sync on and it's amazing. I just don't see any games that compare in terms of over-the-top 3-D action.
by Wedge
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: decision decsions...4850 or 4870 - need heat output info
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Yes the 8800GT runs the game with ease. I love it. What I don't love is the fact that my KVM switch will not receive/notice a video signal coming from this card unless the focus is on this PC. Numerous times I turn on my 2 PCs at the same time not realizing the focus must be on the PC with the 8800G...
by Wedge
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: decision decsions...4850 or 4870 - need heat output info
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

decision decsions...4850 or 4870 - need heat output info

I am wanting one of these two, but my room is small and get hot easily. I only game occasionally (quake 3), so 90% of my time is with an idle (2D) GPU. What should I be looking at to make this decision? Power consumption charts? Please recommend a link to read about this as I am in a hurry and can't...
by Wedge
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What is the most quiet ATI HD4870 1GB card?
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

Vapor X 4890 now available: SAPPHIRE Adds two new HD 4890 Models with Vapor-X . I am really curious about the following information, found in the above link: "The Vapor-X series features high specification solid capacitors and SAPPHIRE ‘Black Diamond’ heatsink chokes for higher efficiency and mo...
by Wedge
Mon May 18, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Radeon with D-sub; prefer a 4770 or 4890
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

I futzed for several months with DVI KVM switches, but they were more expensive and had glitches, especially at higher resolutions. Just shifted to a cheap Joytech HDMI 3-way switch, using DVI-HDMI cables (from Monoprice.com - very cheap) and now I have a DVI video switch that works perfectly. Only...
by Wedge
Sun May 17, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Radeon with D-sub; prefer a 4770 or 4890
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

dhanson865 wrote:
Wedge wrote:Are all DVI-->VGA adapters alike? Just curious...
No, some VGA adapters don't map all the pins. Its good enough for video but there are optional pins that aren't there on all VGA connectors.
Is there any reason to think perhaps I need to try a different adapter?
by Wedge
Sat May 16, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Radeon with D-sub; prefer a 4770 or 4890
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

Are all DVI-->VGA adapters alike? Just curious...
by Wedge
Sat May 16, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Radeon with D-sub; prefer a 4770 or 4890
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

I am not 100% sure I understood correctly, but if you use the DVI-->VGA adapter, the input to your KVM switch will be analog, not digital. I suppose you could try using such an adapter with your 8800 and see if it works for you this way. I currently use one of these DVI-->VGA adapters, but I still ...
by Wedge
Sat May 16, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Radeon with D-sub; prefer a 4770 or 4890
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

Need Radeon with D-sub; prefer a 4770 or 4890

I am not sure if either of these models are manufactured with the D-sub interface, but if anybody has a link to a vendor that sells them, please share. The reason I don't want to use a DVI->VGA adapter is that my new KVM switch by IOGear doesn't want to recognize a digital signal unless the switcher...
by Wedge
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which program is safe/add-free for downloading Youtube video
Replies: 12
Views: 4918

Something important not mentioned here is how the mother of the OP wants to send videos to her friends/family. If through e-mail then any YouTube video longer than around seven minutes, if downloaded as a HQ MPEG-4 file, will be filtered out by many e-mail providers. The resulting file is larger th...
by Wedge
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which program is safe/add-free for downloading Youtube video
Replies: 12
Views: 4918

which program is safe/add-free for downloading Youtube video

My mom is asking me which toolbar she can install that will allow her to download the youtube videos that she wants to keep as a file on her PC to send/show to friends. She knows that I am generally against toolbars unless they serve a much-needed purpose, but she does not want to send links to the ...
by Wedge
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4890 - will the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 fit it?
Replies: 27
Views: 15191

Okay, thanks a lot.
by Wedge
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4890 - will the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 fit it?
Replies: 27
Views: 15191

Thanks for the info people. You only have to worry about the VRM cooling, Mosfets mostly. But since there are more phases than on the 4870, it shouldn't be as difficult. How do I identify the MOSFETS? I know I could google this, but I really don't have a lot of time to kill today. I have installed 3...
by Wedge
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4890 - will the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 fit it?
Replies: 27
Views: 15191

4890 - will the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 fit it?

Does anybody know? I have a brand new one that I have been saving for the 4870, which still may be the card I buy. Perhaps it is too soon to know if it will fit the 4890.
by Wedge
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hate to do it, but I need a screen saver
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

You can have windows turn off your monitor after a period of time. It won't be completely turned off, but having it in standby mode or whatever is still better than a screensaver. Yes i agree and that is what had intended to do. But like I said, sometimes this feature works, sometimes it doesn't. I...
by Wedge
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hate to do it, but I need a screen saver
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Yeah i think i'll go with that. I googled a bit for some free ones but came up short. I could only bring myself to install one, and i didn't like it. I think the problem is my paranoia of the issues these things can cause.
by Wedge
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hate to do it, but I need a screen saver
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Hate to do it, but I need a screen saver

I personally don't care for using them, but I find my new monitor's behavior of not going into standby when it is supposed to a bit distressing. I bought this HP w2408h for Christmas. I don't regret the purchase at all, but it does not seem to go into standby when it is supposed to. Also, when it do...
by Wedge
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a good 24" monitor
Replies: 40
Views: 7649

Here's a simple recommendation: BenQ G2400W. 24" D-SUB, DVI and HDMI inputs. Good but not exceptional image quality, according to reviews... still looks very good to me. Excellent text legibility and sharpness. Great value: I paid well under CA$400. Great recommendation. I am ordering one today. Al...
by Wedge
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a good 24" monitor
Replies: 40
Views: 7649

Back on topic...

godbreath, what is your top dollar you are willing to spend? I can show you great non-TN panels, but none will get to your doorstep for less than ~$400, except if we can find something with rebates or a cashback through liveDOTcom search.
by Wedge
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a good 24" monitor
Replies: 40
Views: 7649

Aris... re-read what you just typed. A monitor doesn't output anything. It accepts video signals as input. I'm sorry? Maybe it's just my mood, but I really can't let that go without comment. Please re-read what YOU just wrote, and if you don't have an epiphany, see next quote: Monitors are an outpu...
by Wedge
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 1GB 4850/70 cards - cooling solutions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

1GB 4850/70 cards - cooling solutions?

With the new memory configuration of the 1GB cards, I am assuming that the beloved Accelerro S1 (and others) will not work on these cards. Is there any information on aftermarket cooling for these cards yet?
by Wedge
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Solo is $60 No Rebate/FS at Newegg
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

I never thought I would say this, but this is a pretty case. Elegant. Opposite of cheap-looking. I own two.
by Wedge
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Uses for 800MHz PCs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Both excellent ideas.

Question: is a NAS capable of being accessed from the internet?
by Wedge
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Uses for 800MHz PCs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Uses for 800MHz PCs?

I have recently upgraded a friends PC (two of them, in fact). He let me keep the old hardware: AMD 750MHz and an AMD 850MHz. K8s'? I think? Not really up to speed on AMD products. Anyway, what can these be useful for. I have the Mobo's, RAM, and processors. I even have the leftover network cards, TV...
by Wedge
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Got the Twin Turbo on my 4870 1 gb :-)
Replies: 33
Views: 14043

That's no problem. I planned on doing that with the 512MB version. But knowing it will fit the 1GB version makes me want to wait a little longer until the price drops a bit more.
by Wedge
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Got the Twin Turbo on my 4870 1 gb :-)
Replies: 33
Views: 14043

I was wondering if the Accelerro S1 Revision 2 will fit this card. Do you know if the dimension are the same as the 512MB version? Mounting holes the same?