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txtmstrjoe: For GTR Evolution, have you tried renaming the executable to "ETQW.exe?" Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is likely the best-optimized game for ATi in existence. Whenever presented with a game that does not do well with ATi and/or does not natively support Crossfire, renaming the executable tends to improve performance. This does not work on all games (namely, Crysis) but on the games it works on, what an improvement!
     
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I just got another package of goodies today and I just thought that I would share my experiance with you all and also take advantage of the oportunity to ask for some advice regarding the new goods.

I was just sitting at my pc doing research as is always. Day in and day out seems like a never ending battle these days for me. In any case I had my curtains open and I se the USPS truck pull up in front of my house. I got all excited and almost ran outside to get the package before he could get off the truck. Fail he met me half way.

so any way it looks like I might have to learn how to lapp or at least buff to a mirror shine if nothing else. I'll show you what I got in the mail and then explain what I need help with.










OK you can probably see that the bottom although it prolly won't make too much of a difference I was wondering if I could just use 2000 grit wet/dry paper w/a little polish like some Meguires Scratch X or is that not a good idea. I have never had to make a mirror finish but I don't want to have to start from scratch since this puppy is pretty much aready there. The scratches are not deep and I can hardly tell they are there. I saved like half from the store price and since I needed another HSF for testing I jumped @ the opportunity to buy this one.

Any suggestions are very much appriciated and rep'd for. I'm practicing not being stingy w/rep+ not that I am just trying to promote good practices.

Thank you,

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 2/9/09 at 5:24pm
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txtmstrjoe: For GTR Evolution, have you tried renaming the executable to "ETQW.exe?" Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is likely the best-optimized game for ATi in existence. Whenever presented with a game that does not do well with ATi and/or does not natively support Crossfire, renaming the executable tends to improve performance. This does not work on all games (namely, Crysis) but on the games it works on, what an improvement!
Interesting. I shall have to try this sometime...
    
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N2Gaming: The shininess is irrelevant. What matters is how flat the cooler is. Despite some minor scratches, I do not think the cooler's performance would be impaired any.

That said: Here is GuardianOdin's guide on the subject.

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OK you can probably see that the bottom although it prolly won't make too much of a difference I was wondering if I could just use 2000 grit wet/dry paper w/a little polish like some Meguires Scratch X or is that not a good idea. I have never had to make a mirror finish but I don't want to have to start from scratch since this puppy is pretty much aready there. The scratches are not deep and I can hardly tell they are there. I saved like half from the store price and since I needed another HSF for testing I jumped @ the opportunity to buy this one.
N2Gaming, that would be fine. I went up to I think 1500 or 2000 grit on my Si-128. After that I used some polish to make the base shine. After the polish I always clean with 90% isopropyl alcohol. Here the polish I use: http://master-formula.com/Metal%20Polish.htm (might want to mute your sound, there is an annoying video on that page).

Hope that helps
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Got a new mobo! It's in my sig. Why doesn't she overclock as good as everyone else has had them
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N2Gaming: The shininess is irrelevant. What matters is how flat the cooler is. Despite some minor scratches, I do not think the cooler's performance would be impaired any.
Blitz, doesn't mean it has to be discouraged besides polishing protected my base from tarnish/discoloration due to oxidation

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Got a new mobo! It's in my sig. Why doesn't she overclock as good as everyone else has had them
Simfreak47, did you start off on isolating each component to find it's limits (motherboard, processor and memory)? This is always the first procedure I take before I overclock. This will provide a nice baseline to work with. What luck have you had so far? If you can include some CPU-Z screen shots of what you have done so far then that would be great.

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N2Gaming: The shininess is irrelevant. What matters is how flat the cooler is. Despite some minor scratches, I do not think the cooler's performance would be impaired any.

That said: Here is GuardianOdin's guide on the subject.

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Thanks for the links plus rep+ to your sir.


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N2Gaming, that would be fine. I went up to I think 1500 or 2000 grit on my Si-128. After that I used some polish to make the base shine. After the polish I always clean with 90% isopropyl alcohol. Here the polish I use: http://master-formula.com/Metal%20Polish.htm (might want to mute your sound, there is an annoying video on that page).

Hope that helps
thank you for the advice and link to the cool metal polish stuff.
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9800GT doesn't fit with stock HS on the tyan board.

Tried with a 7950X2 and couldn't get a driver to work. Also no drivers for half the #%#%^$ on this board.

Swapped in a 8800gs and a dlink net card so i can get online to get drivers. That tyan site better be up today.

BBL hopefully with a baseline on this opty/tyan setup. I may have to mode the 9800 to get it to fit. depends on if the stock hs or my foxconn works better.

Took pics so i'll post them up too.
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9800GT doesn't fit with stock HS on the tyan board.

Tried with a 7950X2 and couldn't get a driver to work. Also no drivers for half the #%#%^$ on this board.

Swapped in a 8800gs and a dlink net card so i can get online to get drivers. That tyan site better be up today.

BBL hopefully with a baseline on this opty/tyan setup. I may have to mode the 9800 to get it to fit. depends on if the stock hs or my foxconn works better.

Took pics so i'll post them up too.
Cool bravo cheers make that sucker fit and a little wub for your struggles heres lookin at you kid becuase two thumbs is better then one unless you the fonzenow lets ses that thing run.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Black WD2003FZEX LG 20x DVD Lightscribe Burner Win7 Ult x64  Samsung LN-S4095D 1080P 40" LCD TV 
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000w Mod'd Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9x 
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Big Black Pad 
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