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I have my PC, my 37" HDTV, router, modem, and external USB driver. My estimated battery time (at idle mind you) for shut down is 96 minutes.
I only wanted one to clean up the line signal and give me better surge protection, so the shut down time isn't that important.
However, this one is overkill. I only utilize %45 or so of it.


BTW, I can monitor the power being pulled from the unit, but it doesn't seem correct...only 50W???? Not with all of this stuff plugged in...I wanted to see what our cards pull when OCed and compare it to stock..
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I run mine on a APC 1400w SMART-UPS. I get about 30min of run time out of it. Of course I have two PCs running off it....
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Has anyone tried Overdrive to OC these cards? I know that there is some new feature in the 7.8 for overdrive, but I don't see a difference....the 'stress' auto clock causes mine to lock up every time as well....I wanted to OC with overdrive because I think Rivatuner loosens the timings.
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Ok guys I created a G15 LCD studio applet for our cards that reads Rivatuner data for the following:
GPU temp
ambient temp
VRM temp
used video memory
fan duty

Here is the total playlist called the G15 Matrix. I added mine to it, so I'm not taking credit for the whole thing! If someone wants to edit the ATI image (copied from the c:/ati directory bmp..) and get a better one, then by all means.
You may have to raise the fonts, as I run higher DPI with my hi res monitor.
Here is a screenshot:

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thats pretty sweet
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Yeah I like that. Good work and thanks!
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One thing that I noticed last night while gaming is that the max on the VRM temp needs to be increased to about 100.....the scaling is messed up because I used the fan duty meter scale. I'll fix it and upload the revised version later tonight (when I get off work)
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I think that I'm going to reseat with some AS5 tonight...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
I have my PC, my 37" HDTV, router, modem, and external USB driver. My estimated battery time (at idle mind you) for shut down is 96 minutes.
I only wanted one to clean up the line signal and give me better surge protection, so the shut down time isn't that important.
However, this one is overkill. I only utilize %45 or so of it.


BTW, I can monitor the power being pulled from the unit, but it doesn't seem correct...only 50W???? Not with all of this stuff plugged in...I wanted to see what our cards pull when OCed and compare it to stock..
How did you get the numbers? A while back, I had a conversation or two with APC and the numbers are skewed on all b/u systems. I so can't remember how it all went but I do know that an APC XS 1500 with a 650wt psu and a 24 inch lcd has about 4 minutes of life. As you mentioned earlier though a clean, steady stream of power is the final product regardless of any other variables.

Quote:
Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Has anyone tried Overdrive to OC these cards? I know that there is some new feature in the 7.8 for overdrive, but I don't see a difference....the 'stress' auto clock causes mine to lock up every time as well....I wanted to OC with overdrive because I think Rivatuner loosens the timings.
I used it. Works well (858/1145).

EDIT: One thing about these 7.8's is that they took my idle temps up 8-9c to 48-49c and my load temps down 3-4c to 66-67c??? Crazy ha?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
How did you get the numbers? A while back, I had a conversation or two with APC and the numbers are skewed on all b/u systems. I so can't remember how it all went but I do know that an APC XS 1500 with a 650wt psu and a 24 inch lcd has about 4 minutes of life. As you mentioned earlier though a clean, steady stream of power is the final product regardless of any other variables.



I used it. Works well (858/1145).
Well I read the numbers off of the load menu on the LCD. I sent an email to APC tech support so maybe they'll respond with something other than 'oh gosh, we don't know'

On the Overdrive note...last night I was getting some freezes in 3dmark as well as gaming, even with the same OC that I was running with Rivatuner. I wonder if my PSU can't handle it.....it should be able to with no problem....I ran 2 X1950 Pros without skipping a beat. Maybe I should sell it and get the Silverstone?

Maybe I should pick up a PSU tester if I can't OC any.....this sucks!


EDIT:
What driver version are you running for those OCs? I am running 7.8....it seems that I have some issues with it as well. I get the message 'program already installed. Uninstall before proceeding...' toward the end of the driver install..
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