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Nickname JoeCool
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Signed On Jul 6, 2003, 21:06
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - EverQuest Platinum
1. EQ Jul 26, 2004, 16:05 JoeCool
 
I hate to say it but Everquest's better days are behind it. The best expansion was Shadows of Luclin but once Planes of Power came out, that expansion pretty much started to kill everquest and the way it was designed. Once POP redesigned the EXP system and put out all that uber loot nobody felt the need to go to any of the other expansions and it made the game way too easy thus content go old very quickly not just for the hard-core player but for the average players too. Now SOE has to release a new expansion every 6 months just to keep people happy. Most of the expnaions arn't very good and they don't really add anything new just the same stuff with new graphics.

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News Comments > DOOM 3 Gets Creative
77. Re: Nvidia GF 6800 Jul 26, 2004, 15:53 JoeCool
 
If you like a hair dryer in your computer then use the 6800. It also takes up two slots at the back of the computer because of its large cooling system.

Thats only the ultras.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: N.H. Troopers bag their limit Jul 26, 2004, 15:49 JoeCool
 
Hey Ray, how does this run on the 6800GT?
http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=/parties/2003/assembly03/in64/zoom3_v1_02_final.zip&fileinfo
On a 5900 it averaged around 25FPS, on a 9800XT around 30FPS.

And on ti4600 about 13

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Geforce 6800 GT Power Jul 26, 2004, 15:35 JoeCool
 
Should be fine, unless you have a junk PSU. Of course, if you have a junk PSU, anything could happen. Note that the GT will use less power than the Ultra as well.

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NjE0


A good quality 350W power supply with a sufficient 12V rail pull can support the 6800 Ultra standard clocks of 400/550.
Suggesting you read that; noting it is for the Ultra,
Ray

Thats good to know then. I am just getting the GT so I don't think i'll have a problem then. Plus my Power Supply has a "Designed for P4" sticker on it so it must be good then.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: oh, Jethro... Jul 26, 2004, 13:41 JoeCool
 
Where did you guys order your Geforces from? I'm getting mine from BuyXtremeGear.com

I want mine to make it before doom3 gets here. I really have no use for it till then.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Geforce 6800 GT Power Jul 26, 2004, 13:17 JoeCool
 
Can anyone who has a Geforce 6800 GT tell me if a 350 Watt power supply is ok? I read something about needing to get a new power supply for the 6800's a while back.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
127. Re: No subject Jul 25, 2004, 21:14 JoeCool
 
Less than 9 days left to doom 3

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
110. Re: Woot!!!!!!!!!!! Jul 25, 2004, 21:12 JoeCool
 
Er...I mean...I just got my GT

Did you need to upgrade you Power source? I hear something about needing an upgraded power source.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 18:39 JoeCool
 
Thinking my Audigy drivers are outdated,

Yeah the EAX 4.0 Drivers just came out.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 18:33 JoeCool
 
128 is fine, and more than fine when you get your 256MB card, as odds are it will never really use it. In reality, you do NOT want it using it. Some people turn it way down, which is bad, because it is better to waste some memory and call the data from it than having to spin the hard drive, but with that much mem or VC, it is trivial.

Oh ok I see. So when I get my 6800 256 I should just leave the 128 as is and not change it?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Don't look at Media of the Day! Jul 25, 2004, 18:30 JoeCool
 
Well I took the 3Dmark test again and got a few highter 3dmarks (about 5) and cpu marks (about 20).

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 18:15 JoeCool
 
200 Is correct, P4 mother boards use something called “quad pumped” or something like that.

Instead of multiplying the bus speed by two like in DDR memory, you multiply it by four.
400MHZ FSB = 100, 533MHZ FSB=133, 800MHZ FSB=200.

Ok wasn't sure about that.

That is not too bad, though WinXP Pro by default only runs 19-22. That is "some" bloat, but not too much. Does any of the process show A LOT of CPU usage? Perhaps one is overly nasty. “System Idle Process” should be high.

Yeash system Idle Process is high but that about it.

Also does anyone know waht "AGP Aperture" is for? In my Bios it lets me select 4mb up to 256 mb. I have it set for 128mb because that is what my Geforce ti4600 is. When I get my 256mb 6800 GT should I change it to 256mb in my bios?



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 18:06 JoeCool
 
Also, how many process do you have running? That can greatly effect CPU performance in genearl as well asbenchmarks. To get process, hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and hit Process Tab, at the bottom it will say “ Process:” What is that number?

Around 28.

Also, in start type “msconfig” hit enter, then click “services” tab, then click the “Hide All Microsoft” button at the bottom, how many services do you have running?

only 2 things.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 17:57 JoeCool
 
One, Make sure you have the latest motherboard drivers installed.
Also, make sure it is configured properly in the BIOS, everything is at optimal settings.

I did that a few weeks ago and not much changed.

Though, you memory is lacking in speed according to your link
That might be it but I did get the fastest possible Memory that my MB would support.

-EDIT-

*edit* I read the FSB as mem clock speed, oops. What mem do you have?

I got 2 sticks of this http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-211-119&depa=0 when I got a new computer.

The 3dmark stuff says my FSB is only 200 when it should be 800 due to my MB and CPU combo.

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News Comments > DOOM 3 Requirements
163. Re: Ultima Underworld 3 and System Shock 3 Jul 25, 2004, 17:53 JoeCool
 
I pray that a new System Shock is made.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: No subject Jul 25, 2004, 17:52 JoeCool
 
Its good to get at least pc-3200 Ram right now of at least 1gig. The company really doesn't matter. I got the cheapest myself and it has worked great.

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News Comments > DOOM 3 Benchmarks Follow-up
129. Re: WaltC & Hellbinder Jul 25, 2004, 17:48 JoeCool
 
I always love these ATI vs. Geforce flamewars. People can get worked up about something so minor.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 17:46 JoeCool
 
Likewise, do not forget to take into account the various steppings of the P4.

I just am kind of wondering since I see other people with a p4 3 gig who get a higher cpu score. I just got my p4 3giger last month brand new from newegg.com. I'm just wondering what I could do to boost that number a tad.

Thinking that bad boy is dying to have the new graphics card,

Oh yeah!!! I already ordered my eVGA Geforce 6800 gt and I will get it I hope the same week I get DOOM3.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 16:52 JoeCool
 
I find it odd that my cpu marks are so low. I get lower marks even when compared to an identical system almost and I can't figure out why my cpu marks are so low.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2808236

Anyone got any Ideas?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: nin Jul 25, 2004, 16:31 JoeCool
 
The Proxycon test is the Doom 3-like test of 3DM2K3, the one with the space marines in the shadow-filled space complex.

Really? Hmm with my geforce ti4600 I only get about 13 fps on that demo.

 
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