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The prices were dropping, like the HD4000 line was when the HD5000 line came out, but this bitmining gimick...

basically made the HD6990 all but impossible to find for a long time (after they barely came back into stock, after the GTX590's launch). HD5000 cards, with their sheer ALU count, had insane resell values that simply were ridiculous for a previous gen GPU. Uptil recently, the HD5870 was going to 300usd or so, used!!*


*by going upto, I don't mean, "upto," just, "it was commonly seen at ____USD."
Yeah I was considering grabbing a 6990 to water cool in my gene build but gave up after several weeks of looking. Mind you I still need to grab a gpu for this build as I just robbed one of my sli cards that I would like to put back.

I don't really know anything about bitmining, but isn't it a huge waste of resources? Like, costs more money in electricity than you make?
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Yeah I did ... I got it ... I figured worst case I can return it within 30 days if it doesn't work out ?
Plus not sure, but anyone know it ws through NewEgg, and NewEgg had an additional $30 off Rebate going for this card, is it valid on Open Box items also ? or not ?
IF I can use the $30 off then $220 for THIS 480 GTX would be AWESOME !

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also, they had this one too ...


ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 @ $260.00 OPEN BOX

and it was gone in less than 10 minutes.
You will love it, I have two in SLI and it's plenty of power for today's games. I would love to have had a single slot dual GPU solution, but it's hard to justify $500+ for one when my setup is just as good.
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Any of you guys try the auto tuning software? I just tried it out and it bumped me up to 4.8GHz (46x104.6) @ 1.36v. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1938710

Do you feel this is safe? I'm still use to OC'ing my old Q9550
Edited by sintricate - 8/4/11 at 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
Any of you guys try the auto tuning software? I just tried it out and it bumped me up to 4.8GHz (46x104.6) @ 1.36v. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1938710

Do you feel this is safe? I'm still use to OC'ing my old Q9550
I think that's where I was at ? ... 4.8 GHz or 4.6x ? ... not sure about voltage ? didn't notice ... I was just F'n about and hit the AUTO OC button and PRESTO !


I posted about it awhile back {
http://www.overclock.net/14362048-post1151.html }... but have since reformated & reinstalled WIN 7 on the SSD and haven't tried to OC since ... think I should actually READ ABOUT IT and maybe ohhh I dunno TRY TO KNOW WHAT I'M Doing ?
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/5/11 at 12:24am
   
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That's where I was at ... 4.8 GHz ... not sure about voltage ? didn't notice ... I was just F'n about and hit the AUTO OC button and PRESTO !


I posted about it awhile back [http://www.overclock.net/14362048-post1151.html] ... but have since reformated & reinstalled WIN 7 on the SSD and haven't tried to OC since ... think I should actually READ ABOUT IT and maybe ohhh I dunno TRY TO KNOW WHAT I'M Doing ?
I got some advice on my OC on the sandy bridge OC thread. I changed a bunch of settings around and lowered my bclk back to 100. Sitting at 4.8GHz for now. Gotta work on getting airflow to this heatsink now.
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Ah, today i'm able to see a bit more, btw no difference using Firefox 5.01 or IE9... but NO BIOS file at all, also no difference between ASUS.COM or ROG.ASUS.COM besides i'm getting always dubious other languages with ROG.ASUS.COM, now e.g. something like polish or slovakian....

It's getting me angry especially it's not already the time for a relaxing brew!

We live in times where one IT world market leader is not able for using vanilla webdesign for building up a good and working download website!

@Rhialto: Thanx for your remarks but i'm not willing to upgrade BIOS when Asus Homepage has deleted it or wth else they've done with the BIOS files...


Edited by Woschdsubbn - 8/5/11 at 6:35am
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@Rhialto: Thanx for your remarks but i'm not willing to upgrade BIOS when Asus Homepage has it deleted or wth else done with the BIOS files...
It wasn't deleted, it was renamed and now include the Intel RST driver. If you look at the FTP link, it's on ASUS server.
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Thanks m8, but i'm going to stay on 0650Beta unless the official download website is working good and has a clear info sometime. The Asus ftp appeals to me very untended.
Hmm, or do you have the 0403 running now?
Additionally i'm staying without Intel RST untill now for it's said that the MS AHCI driver is much faster for SSDs.
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Thanks m8, but i'm going to stay on 0650Beta unless the official download website is working good and has a clear info sometime. The Asus ftp appeals to me very untended.
Hmm, or do you have the 0403 running now?
Additionally i'm staying without Intel RST untill now for it's said that the MS AHCI driver is much faster for SSDs.
Running the 0403 driver seems like my elpida hypers are stable now, bios fixes up some ram problems.
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Hmm, ok. Maybe i'll give it a chance.

Let me make some interesting conclusions:

- BIOS file 0403 not anymore available on ASUS websites
- BIOS file 0403 just available on ASUS ftp site, in addition with new (?) Intel RST driver
- We've had some reports overhere in Germany based on the english 6series chipset spec update, that the 6series (=our Z68 too!) has some additional problems (!) concerning SSDs which should be resolved with new bios, firmwareupdates and driver files:

-> Hey, is it just me that can see here an interesting fitting detail!?!?
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