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What resolution you running the games at? Considering you are running a 24" monitor with a fairly underpowered GPU(s) this could cause issues.

If This is a thing that has just recently started giving you grief then I'm sorry but i am also stumped.

EDIT:

Just read you're last post. Did this only start to happen when you changed/reseated your Processor?
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Originally Posted by Buzzin92 View Post
What resolution you running the games at? Considering you are running a 24" monitor with a fairly underpowered GPU(s) this could cause issues.

If This is a thing that has just recently started giving you grief then I'm sorry but i am also stumped.

EDIT:

Just read you're last post. Did this only start to happen when you changed/reseated your Processor?
Nope, been doing it for a while now. And I doubt that GPU is underpowered? It's a powerful GPU. But BFG Tech is no longer around to even cover it under lifetime warranty so I am screwed there too.

I run the games at 1920x1200. I have tried less which helped some. But that doesn't answer why I got those error beeps.
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Nope, been doing it for a while now. And I doubt that GPU is underpowered? It's a powerful GPU. But BFG Tech is no longer around to even cover it under lifetime warranty so I am screwed there too.

I run the games at 1920x1200. I have tried less which helped some. But that doesn't answer why I got those error beeps.
Well when i say underpowered, 512MB of memory per GPU at 1200px resolution can cause quite a big bottleneck. I alone use 1015MB memory average on F1 2010 at 1680x1050.

Doesn't the GX2 have an on-board speaker that can give errors codes? or am i thinking of another GPU.
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Originally Posted by Buzzin92 View Post
Well when i say underpowered, 512MB of memory per GPU at 1200px resolution can cause quite a big bottleneck. I alone use 1015MB memory average on F1 2010 at 1680x1050.

Doesn't the GX2 have an on-board speaker that can give errors codes? or am i thinking of another GPU.
I have no clue on that one? I am seeing if I can borrow a 9500 GT video card from work, to see if it helps any.
Edited by nizmoz - 5/3/11 at 6:27am
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Still trying to fight them. I have ordered the following items to help the cooling and loud noise of my current fans. Also since BFG Tech is not in business anymore someone recommended me upgrade my firmware/bios on my video card which might help. Anyone know how I can do that since they are gone? Not sure if EVGA one would work on my card or not.

Also I am borrowing a 9500 GT EVGA from work (1gb) to use while I test the machine, and take apart my 9800 GX2 to put some Artic Silver on the GPU's to help it cool better. This cooling stuff below was a nice $200 extra. Eek!


1) Thermalright Venomous X - RT 120mm CPU Cooler
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3) 4 "Thermalright X-Silent 120mm Silent Fan"
4) 2 "Thermalright X-Silent 140mm Silent Fan"
5) Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound - Thermal paste"
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Your temps look OK. The cpu voltage is very low. Is that "normal"?

As stated earlier your RAM and GPU might be bottleneck...


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That's what the board in auto mode is giving the cpu for voltage. Got me if it's normal.
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That's what the board in auto mode is giving the cpu for voltage. Got me if it's normal.
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Okay, so suggest some settings for me to switch it too then instead of just saying bad.
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Still trying to fight them. I have ordered the following items to help the cooling and loud noise of my current fans. Also since BFG Tech is not in business anymore someone recommended me upgrade my firmware/bios on my video card which might help. Anyone know how I can do that since they are gone? Not sure if EVGA one would work on my card or not.

Also I am borrowing a 9500 GT EVGA from work (1gb) to use while I test the machine, and take apart my 9800 GX2 to put some Artic Silver on the GPU's to help it cool better. This cooling stuff below was a nice $200 extra. Eek!


1) Thermalright Venomous X - RT 120mm CPU Cooler
2) NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller
3) 4 "Thermalright X-Silent 120mm Silent Fan"
4) 2 "Thermalright X-Silent 140mm Silent Fan"
5) Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound - Thermal paste"
Could have bought a new gfx card for what you payed
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