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steve_rogers42 wrote:The ram i use has gone out of production, you might be able to come across it on ebay/amazon Its a set ofmushkin 998826 6-8-6-24@1600 ridgebacks. Its fantastic ram and a shame its no longer in prod.
X66WeeD666X wrote:Driver Version:8.921.0.0 (Stock ones that came with card)
steve_rogers42 wrote:Corsair vengeance and dominator kits generally have lower timings.
The ram you posted i would be wary off, i have heard/read of limited success of running quad channel ram on a trichannel motherboard. Whilst the mhz frequency is high the 11 timings are also.
The ram i use has gone out of production, you might be able to come across it on ebay/amazon Its a set ofmushkin 998826 6-8-6-24@1600 ridgebacks. Its fantastic ram and a shame its no longer in prod. I generally take a lot of time researching ram as i appreciate the value of good sticks. Corsair has gotten better (to about where they were ddr2 dominator days, early ddr3 corsair stuff was )
A tri-channel kit similar to that was made but both corsair and g.skill both were good and should be found around the place.
The Vertex 3 IOPS arent too bad, but still suffer firmware hangups, you would be better off going with a safe/reliable alternative like a Crucial M4 or a Intel 520, the samsung ssd's have been getting a good wrap lately also.
The main issue with going a sata6 drive on a RE3 is the controller on the motherboard. i think its the same marvel controller thats on the classy3 in which case the throughput will be lower than what the drive is capable of, but still better than sata2, when you move across to a more updated chipset this performance will increase.
Cooling, or rather working out how to cool a computer correctly is a bit of a science. HAF cases are build for airflow, as in they 'breathe' air alot meaning higher rpm fans will cause air to flow through the case easily lowering incase temps, if your running a waterloop you would want a big radiator with high cfm fans on it and decent low noise high cfm fans on the rest of the case to cool the outer components...
All aftermarket coolers generally require the removal of a part of the stock cooling units. so normally its the cowling and heatsink on the cards, similar to cpu cooling. Watercooled parts are normally waterjackets that fit to the cards, unlike 3rd party aircoolers some waterjackets will fit certain cards and not others so you will have to look into different gpu watercooling manufacturers to see if they have a jacket for your specific card, if the card is a reference design it should be more easy to find. non-reference cards are harder to come across.
Crocadrilla wrote:The h100 is problamatic, i had to RMA twice before getting a good one. If you read around you'l see its not uncommon to have issues.
I would hold out on a second 7970 until after you'v built the system and played with the one card. If its not cutting it then check the second in, because one 7970 is easily enough for bf3 and you'r current low performance is due to some bottleneck that is most definatly not in the gpu department (prob gpu drivers).
Mekon wrote:X66WeeD666X wrote:Driver Version:8.921.0.0 (Stock ones that came with card)
Wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to update to the newest drivers (8.921.2 RC11, 25/1/2012) first?
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa ... river.aspx
The drivers that ship with new release products are almost invariably not quite up to par.
X66WeeD666X wrote:Thats my current 7970, pretty sure its a reference card?
X66WeeD666X wrote:Crucial RealSSD C400 256G SATA3 M4 Series: x2 409.00
steve_rogers42 wrote:Hmmm, i have been thinking about this in my off time, time to rethink some things...
as per your OP, 15gb or ram or 16? try cutting down to 6gb and see what happens.
(remove all but 1 'kit' of ram)
What do you run in the background whilst playing?
What card did you have in prior to the 7970? Did you remove all past drivers completely? Have you upgraded to THESE drivers, any difference?
I still dont think its worth your jumping from x58 to x79, if your getting an increased rate with a lower resolution its saying that the cpu is fine.
What slot on the board is your gpu in, has it got the correct power/voltage and are you running anything else in the slots? sounds like a 16-8x issue. Also, feels like you'd get the performance your after with another card in, its also the cheapest solution that you can go with before a more major upgrade. But if you want to go to 2011/x79 its also your choice.
steve_rogers42 wrote:woah, brilliant response and nice going with sorting out what you have dude, thanks for the feedback
Did you use a program to remove the nvidia drivers or just uninstall them? have you tried uninstalling them or trying to remove them from safemode?
Ah righto, gputweak is asus's kit, i would have a look at msi's afterburner, seems like clocks and what not are pretty high, have you run anything to make sure any overclocks are stable and not effecting performance, and the memory clock is fine? AMD/ATI cards are a bit more memory effected than nvidia cards, if i recall, so maybe try a return to stock, or have a look at switching the cards bios to look for a difference?
if you grab 2 direct CU asus 7970's thats a lot or gpu power, you will also have the third if you want to tri-fire, but you would want a hefty psu.
The Rampage 3 should be fine for a 4 x16 arrangement, provided you not using the sata6 connection, if you are it will slow one rail down, but it should still be possible to crossfire @ x16 on two lanes.
a PSU thats 2x500w psu's? pics or model info? sounds a bit weird...
the 3x4gb kit by itself should be more than enough. if your running additional modules, try 135 slots, 246 should be ok for trichannel, your mobo book should be able to help you there. just double check in bios that the modules are running at the rated speed and voltage!
i will have another sleuth about to see if i can rake up some more info, but for the moment this is what i can think of... will get back to you soon
DeusIgnis wrote:Random side note:
How does using actual TV setup LCDs go vs Computer Specced.
Is the only difference the ability to pickup TV and the inputs?
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