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  • (Quote) the way the case is designed, you wont lose any airflow for harddrives mounted in the normal area nor the DVD areas. You will need a 5-1/2" to 3-1/4" adapter. They're easy to find online.
  • Yeah but it feels bulky and unresponsive as hell. Everest 1.5.0 features GPU load monitoring now, and I love it. Here's my setup for the GPU monitor gadget for Rivatuner. This was done in conjunction with the Everest plugin. (Image) Yeah, that's …
  • an 80mm fan will fit in the front on the inside without any drilling, but it's quite a reach (if you do this, remove your harddrives and video card for ease) You can hang it just below the power light/button using just one screw. The head of the scr…
  • I cant find it in GPU Z 3.8, Rivatuner 2.4c, nor EVGA Precision. I'd love for Rivatuner to have it, so I can put it in the OSD as well as my rivatuner gadget. Everest doesnt do it either.
  • they just hold it in, almost any ATX PSU will do. The metal piece at the back will likely get bent a bit when installing a new power supply though, and probably the top rail of the case (where the top of the side panel locks in to the case). It wont…
  • you can get away with probably a good 20 to 30mm longer than normal as long as its not modular. If it is modular, maybe 10mm longer (depending on the connectors). My Odin GT 550w was a tight as hell fit (its a modular PSU). Cooler Master as far as I…
  • I ran with 6GB for a while but decided running PC-5300 wasnt as good as running 4GB of PC-6400. And yes, that's a good choice, I run a GTX 260, I'm pretty sure it's got the 5770 beat in length by a long margin.
  • (Quote) Sorry for the necro-posting: nVidia System Monitor 6.05 can do it. But it's hardly efficient. F@H uses 95% of the GPU, CS:S uses 16% (GPU FB usage is framebuffer, or vRAM), at 16xaa and 16xaf it uses 75% GPU, 100% FB on a GTX 260 @ 1680x10…
  • (Quote) As I said the step would be noticable, however whether that justifies the price is up to you, but there are faster processors out there for $80 to $120 CAD, the problem with them though is you need to mod the BIOS (not too difficult) in ord…
  • (Quote) this thread is quite old, however yes, you can use that processor without doing anything else. I'm throwing in an Athlon II X4 (brand new, no official support) to test a BIOS mod to extend the lifespan of the 531. However 4GB ram is always …
  • (Quote) No, the most you can do with nVidia GPU's is fold two WU's at once, the new Radeon 5k series can do it in tandem (they both work on the same unit at the same time, doubling speeds, they can do the same with games (obviously), video conversi…
  • I built a computer for a friend out of spare parts I had lying around, too old for SATA but new enough that youtube didnt lag. It refused to install windows after the BIOS-looking screen for some reason, replaced the CD DRIVE cable (IDE) with a newe…
  • new price -30% is what I usually go for. Pawn shops give you -50% usually (at least here), and sell at -15%, so you sit right in the middle, more money for you, cheaper for your customer.
  • (Quote) scratch that, Just bought 2x2GB sticks from Corsair today (1.8v, be VERY mindful of this spec, Dells can only use 1.8v, nothing more) from a local shop, they tested them before selling them to me, they work, I'm officially running 6GB RAM n…
  • (Quote) It will work, people over at www.xcpus.com have done it, however it slows down the faster one significantly.
  • (Quote) Not really, depends on what you want it for, if just playing games, do you really need to go from 110fps to 150fps? If not, then just a video card upgrade will do. Faster RAM will also help, it's a big limiting factor for the Athlon CPUs. 1…
  • Really well, aside from major CPU bottleneck, I havent found a game yet that it cant play at 1680x1050. It's really a question of your monitor size and selection of games (example: Crysis wont run nearly as well as alot of games, simply because of i…
  • I wouldnt try it with both of them, for some reason F@H GPU hates seeing two different shader counts, and will drop the 285's PPD dramatically. HOWEVER Does this mean that both cards will fold as one, doubling PPD on said card? (I dont expect it to…
  • unfortunately the only windows install I'm aware of that you can start from IN windows is XP to Vista or Win 98 to XP, basically upgrade, but then it leaves everything on the computer, but wipes the registry and you're left with dozens of programs t…
  • (Quote) I went from an 8800GT (a bit more powerful than the GTS 640) to a GTX 260 and didn't notice any performance improvements except in graphics intensive games such as Crysis or NFS Undercover. With the Athlon X2, honestly you're already CPU li…
  • (Quote) My 8800GT did it too, 512MB RAM with something like 1210MB system RAM to the card. While it is annoying, it doesn't actually use the memory to my knowledge. Even my newest addition: the GTX 260 says its got 2175MB total memory, yet only 89…
  • **sorry for the double post** (Quote) only thing left in my I531 that are dell parts are the card reader, case, motherboard, HDD and CD drive. The PSU, video card, 2 addin cards, CPU and heatsinks (both GPU and CPU) were installed myself. I like h…
  • (Quote) Physx, thats about it. Otherwise useless.
  • (Quote) While you can't use SLi, you CAN go dual video card with the stock mobo. I'll explain this in a second, but firstly: You can't swap out the mobo without making a modification to the case, quite simply cutting out a hole for the IO plate in…
  • an 8800GT or 9800GT would throw the 9500 to the ground, take out a large, iron beating stick and... well you know the rest. In other words, yeah, the 8800GT is night and day versus an 8600GT. the 8800GT comes close to the GTX, and the 8800GTS 512 co…
  • (Quote) Well, to put it lightly, the 9500GT is like a slightly faster 8600 GTS. While not a horribly bad card, I had a hard time running Crysis on medium-low on 1024x768. COD4 is much better performance wise, however that 1GB framebuffer is essenti…
  • I've actually found 3 a few years back, while quality tends to change (with new management, equipment, technology, etc), generally speaking everyone here will recommend Corsair for memory. Kingston was another one that got high praises over at www.4…
  • (Quote) yes, there is actually a list around that lists all the companies that usually make quality PSU's. Never go with a cheap quality one, honestly, as it was stated, it can easily destroy everything in your PC if it dies. random shutdowns and f…
  • (Quote) There is no manual for the Inspiron mobo, its a custom built GeForce 6150/430i board, but you may be able to find a schematic of the original, unmodified board. Also I wouldnt personally move it into another case, as the I/O shield (where a…