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I had mixed success yesterday as I attempted to put my video card BSoDs behind me. I pulled off the most daring of machine updates, a motherboard replacement. I managed to successfully get everything running again on an nForce3-based Abit NF8 motherboard. While 1600x1200 is still crashing, which is probably telling, it is more stable altogether, but now I have to figure out why performance is not what it should be at this point (about half the score of the SiS mobo I replaced at a quick 3DMark pass). There's a lot to remember from a fresh Windows install, with drivers for the mobo, the CPU, etc., so I'm hoping there's some simple thing I have overlooked that will address this. The one odd symptom that may relate to this is at this point the NVIDIA drivers list the card as PCIx0 rather than AGP 8X, so I wonder if that's got something to do with things running slowly. On the bright side, I did find a new inexpensive USB KVM switch to switch between machines.

Anyway, one of these days I may just get this all worked out, though I'm not sure how well I could handle the shock if I did.

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34. Re: Holy crapz0rz! Jul 21, 2005, 17:14 Bucky
For those of you still looking into upgrading your processor, or finally getting onboard the Athlon64 ship, newegg is selling the 90nm 3800+ Venice core retail today for 366 smoochers, which is quite definitely very very good value.

I'm just going to pretend I didn't see that. Must fight urge to get out debit card...:|

"Pain, or damage don't end the world, or despair, or fuckin' beatin's. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back." -Al Swearengen

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