Post by TheGreenMonster (PC) on Jan 5, 2010 15:12:48 GMT
I can't even read about someone else's problems anymore, DAM... not more than two days after first reading this post my PC lock up in shift.
My video card dead today, after the PC on for 15 Min's the video gets all these blocks in it and locks up my PC hard... And wouldn't you know it my video card is 1 year old almost to the day... I've had two NVidia cards now in three years.... I think maybe I'll buy an ATi or purchase online rather than getting what ever they have at the store? any idea..
Good thing I have two PC's, I can at least get online.
Post by TheGreenMonster (PC) on Jan 6, 2010 0:08:25 GMT
Well I bought the HD4890,,, the system will not power up with the new card installed. So I tried installing the old card and I have the same issue,,, no power up. Then I take out the video card the unit power up fine. except I have no video card installed.
If I were a betting man I would say my power supply dead? any idea's... maybe the power supply dead first and I thought it was the video card because of the screen being trashed........
I just love global warming If this global warming continues we will freeze to death here in the northern part of Denmark
We are seeing down to -19 degrees Celsius at night and we are currently having a snow storm that has shut down everything where I live. I tried to get to work this morning, but the snow had not been removed from the roads - giving me a day off
About your problems here Sunny - what happened? You sure you plugged in that 4890 correctly - using the two 6 pins power connectors? I hope you keep us posted to what you find out.
That power supply I think you will be happy with. I found a review if you want to read that. To sum things up it will give you about 85%-86% efficiency with a load of 60% which I think will be what you are going to pull when gaming. And you will have no problems with it not being powerful enough - they tested a max 780W output before the overload protection shut it down.
If you want to spend a little more you could instead get the Corsair HX650W - its modular and that sure is nice because you only plug in the cables you need - we all know what a pain it is to hide all the cables to get a nice look and optimal airflow. Its efficiency is perhaps even a little better than the TX model, but it should be because you want a modular model you buy this.
Post by mercedesclkgtr on Jan 6, 2010 13:26:08 GMT
when running online the CPU core temps didnt even touch 40*c. core # 3 and #4 were 39*c core #1 and #2 were 37*c . before with just air cooling i stated in a few posts above that core temps were over 79*c at one stage.
it might of helped that i changed the CPU to a Q9400 core 2 quad processor.
even while running the GPU fan speed at the standard 40% with 87*c temp. it didnt freeze up.
Very nice temperatures you got there mercededclkgtr.
Guys perhaps it is time you switched to a new socket. Anandtech tested a Intel Core i5 661, that is the 32 nm Clarkdale and it sure overclocks like a charm. With stock cooling it runs 4.3 GHz, but with watercooling you get this:
Edited: do not go out and buy one of these, because you get a better deal with the new i3 series.
I know about that H50 water cooling model, but it is nothing like that used when people are doing these high overclocks. The H50 will have to be installed reversing intake and outlet of your case and it could become a problem for your graphics card. You really need to know what you will have to do airflow wise if you buy such a water cooler.
It performs not as good as my air cooler and if you want to do something about temperatures you should go buy a new Noctua NH-D14 air cooler - it even outperforms my IFX-14. But it needs to be that model - NH-D14 - the other one is not quite as good.
CmdrTomalak (PC/PS3/PS4): Yep. Dead. Dead. Dead... Somebody should put it out of its misery. It all started waaaaaay back when Most Wanted came out and we all met on the EA forums and decided to branch out on our own. Sad way to go...
Mar 28, 2018 17:40:31 GMT
Tonnzzaah (PC/360/PS4): And unfortunately, the way Need For Speed games were for quite long time didn't help this place at all, for starters, I dropped off from NFS games completely. I did get both Shifts, Hot Pursuit (2010) and later Rivals, but they weren't enough...
Apr 8, 2018 15:00:56 GMT
Chandrian: I don't know how many of you know, but for a while, NFS World has worked very well on a public online server (probably a month or more since it became more stable), containing over 150k registered players.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:36 GMT
Chandrian: The sync is now allowing races with more than 2 players, and pretty much all original NFSW features are working. The best part is that everything is available for in-game cash on this server.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:53 GMT
Chandrian: You have to start with a new driver profile, but the progression isn't that hard. If you wanna play NFSW online again, then I advise downloading the launcher of this online server and also joining this Discord server:
Sept 7, 2018 14:16:13 GMT