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  1. What settings did you use in the graphics.cfg file? I just experimented with 1400x1050 and it ran fine for me. Simulation { resolution = {1400, 1050}; bpp = 32; fullscreen = 0; aspect = 1.333333333; Did you remember to use fullscreen = 0? I cant imagine why you want to change from 16:10 to 4:3 aspect ratio but you can at least test it out if you want. Like =FV=MAD said the 1680 is horizontal and 1050 is vertical. Have you tested 1680x1050 and fullscreen = 0 ? If you're not happy with 1680x1050, IMO, you'd be better off using 1600x1000
  2. What power supply do you have? Most important is how many 12v+ amps does it have? You'll have to consider that to decide what video card it can support.
  3. No you do not. RAID is traditionally used on servers and workstations but also found on some high-end PCs. Its most valuable for media tasks like video & audio editing, for example, and less useful for general purpose or gaming PCs.
  4. With only 1 other person flying in your server it should have run more smoothly for you. What type & speed (down/up) internet connection are you using? What Network Settings Speed option are you and your friend using? Try the different Speed settings starting with xDSL 128/128 and both using the same setting.
  5. Im pretty sure Valve didnt say anything like that. They did chide MS for making DX10 not able to run on XP. Since a lot of gamers "feel" the same why Troffmeister feels - and "know" what he knows - its no great surprise Vista has been slow gaining traction in the gaming community. The good news is that Valve games run well under Vista, and Valve will have its games supporting XP and Vista for the foreseeable future. The Steam Stats shows Vista up to about 7% of users but of that only 2.3% actually have a DX10 GPU installed. And only 3.6% of users have a multi-monitor setup. Only 1
  6. This list has games, plus all other programs that might be of interest. http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Windows_Vista_Software_Compatibility_List The wiki is compiled by Vista users and updated fairly often. It lists games/programs in 3 categories: -> Works -> Has problems but they can be solved / minor unsolved -> Heavy Problems, Currently Incompatible Like any wiki it's only as accurate as the individuals contributing. Some have the ability to research all the options (available program patchs, work arounds, higher versions that work, etc) and skill using the Vista Prog
  7. Actually there is a way you can park planes on the carrier. Just set up an AI flight (planes or helos) in the Mission Editor and have them "land" on the carrier. After landing they will move to parking. The aircraft need to be the right type for that carrier.
  8. That linking is called "Crossfire". Just like linking 2 nVidia cards is called SLI. Crossfire and SLI require different motherboards. Striker, P5N32-E and P5N-E are examples of SLI MBs. Examples of Crossfire motherboards would be P35 chipets: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 or abit IP35 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=Property&N=2010200280&PropertyCodeValue=705%3A9908%2C717%3A27337%2C717%3A19337%2C717%3A28997%2C736%3A7588&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E16813128046%2CN82E16813127030 I do not think 2x ATI 2900XT HD in Crossfire will be a good choice. With
  9. Kentsfield is the Intel code name for the Core 2 Quad CPUs. So Kentsfield = C2Q. So it looks like that Asrock 4Core Dual mb will support a C2Q 6600. If you're trying to keep your DDR RAM and AGP video card this might work for you. Google turned up some reviews of the board - 1 using Q6700 and 1 E6300: http://www.ocworkbench.com/2006/asrock/4coredual-vsta/g1.htm http://www.pro-clockers.com/review.php?id=207&page=1 It seems a little bit like dropping a Porsche engine into a Mini body. You can do it - but are you sure its a good idea? Be sure to carefully check ALL the items you wa
  10. Water cooling will not solve the problem of having your computer in a hot environment. ShadowXP's nice watercooling setup only cooled the CPU. You can get more expensive watercooling setups that also cool the northbridge and video card. But the other system parts besides the CPU and GPU that are heat sensitive, the power supply, RAM, voltage capacitors/regulators (and more motherboard components) and hard drives, don't benefit at all from water cooling setups. The key to cooling is passing enough "cooler" air over the hot components to transfer heat and then move the heated air out of
  11. Just a correction to 3Sqn-Fudd's note. The Striker is a nVidia 680i chipset, not Intel P965. The P35 boards are good choices being the more modern Bearlake chipset. Just about all the motherboards you'll even think about getting will take the Penryn CPUs when they do start showing up for sale. But if you're even thinking about SLI any time in the future the nVidia SLI chipsets are the way to go. We don't often recommend SLI setups but its nice to have the option if you find a real need for it in the future. (1) QX6850@$1100/Striker Extreme@$300/8800Ultra@$600 = $2000 (2) QX6850@$1100/St
  12. A year ago a ~3Ghz C2D CPU (X6800@2.93Ghz) cost more than $1000. You're getting a slightly faster C2D now for about $320 or so. A year ago I got the E6400 (2.13Ghz) for $225 which would overclock easily 3Ghz. But I have had it running for over a year now @ E6700 (2.66Ghz) speeds with a FSB overclock from 266mhz to 333mhz for a 1333 effective FSB speed. I saved about $325 over the cost of a E6700 (about $550 then) which was just about the cost of a really nice 20" widescreen LCD. If you were happy about the E6850 bang for the buck the Asus P5N E SLI is an even better bang for the buck c
  13. The QX6850 is made for over OC'ing fanatics. It comes with an "unlocked multiplier" which can help to get higher over clocking results. How high you want to go depends on what you want to spend on exotic cooling (Peltier/Tec and water cooling for example) that can get you overclocks above 5Ghz. People that overclock PCs that way don't play games at the highest possible OC'd speed. They back it off a lot to use the PC on a daily basis. With the more ordinary aftermarket air cooling that most people use they get something closing in on 4Ghz. But "your mileage may vary". In this Anandt
  14. On the other hand..... Google did turn up some Specs that make it look like ASUS P5N-E SLI has the AI booster. http://www.hothardware.com/printarticle.aspx?articleid=944 Special Features ASUS EZ DIY (Q-Connector, CrashFree BIOS2, EZ Flash2) Intelligent Overclocking Tools (AI NOS, AI Overclocking, ASUS AI Booster Utility, O.C Profile) Overclocking Protection (ASUS C.P.R.) ASUS Music Alarm AS
  15. Hello Troffmeister; I couldn't find the same AI Booster references in the P5N-E SLI manual as were in the Striker and 680i manuals. The only OC'ing reference I saw was that you could store multiple OC'ing profiles in the BIOS. I'd suggest looking around the ASUS forums to see if you can find out more info there. Over clocking draws more power and creates more heat. If you were to overclock your CPU 20% to 3.6Ghz you'd draw about 90watts extra under load. Taken to extremes, yes it can shorten the life of the CPU or motherboard components. But with a good CPU cooler and decent case cool
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