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Try turning on VSync. I get that in many games when VSync is off and my framerate is substantially higher than the 60 Hz my monitor is rated for. Vsync instructs the computer to disregard any FPS generated over 60, thereby giving a smoother picture without tearing; in theory anyway.
I tried it and it works fine now, thank you. Now if only I was any good at the game.
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Blitz, surely you're not on maximum system load at all times. Are you..?

UPSes aren't really more than just power conditioners and a tidy means to shut your system off in the event of a power failure. They're not supposed to be a source of backup power for extended periods.
Of course not. However, I would like to be covered in the event of a power failure. If I were in the middle of a game, it may take up to three minutes to shut down. At 800 W (I have been there before) I get about two minutes battery life. If I get it any higher, I expect a near-zero battery life, and at that point, what is the point of keeping the UPS?
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I tried it and it works fine now, thank you.
Glad to see it worked.
     
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Blitz, I question you'll be using maximum load even during the heaviest gaming session, so I think your estimate of your UPS's capability is pessimistic. S&M and/or Furmark simply load the system far in excess of what actual usage will be; not even F@H uses as much raw power as either of those stress testing programs.
    
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Blitz, you could always install your second video card in the system, start up a game to get all the amps/volts up there and then unplug the UPS from the wall and go from there. If you can shut down w/out loosing everything then you should be just fine. If your system shuts off right away then you need upgrading. I wont pretend to know what will or will not work for you UPS requirements but testing it out before jumping to conclusions would prolly be the quickest way to test your theories.

Good Luck,

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We did a side by side test at our previous LAN because we were curious about the "on paper" versus "reality" of it all.
Tator Tot, thanks for clarifying. Yes I'm always VERY curious on what is "on paper" versus "reality". Perhaps I have fallen to digital trickery . Really I think I was just blown away by the Transformers movie on blu-ray. I'm guessing since the movie was filmed digitally that is why? It looks amazing man...

Thanks for the helpful post.

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Of course not. However, I would like to be covered in the event of a power failure. If I were in the middle of a game, it may take up to three minutes to shut down. At 800 W (I have been there before) I get about two minutes battery life.
Blitz, save your money and stick with the 1500VA. I highly doubt you'll be running both video cards at 100%. As others have said most games hardly even run a video card at 100%. Furmark is the exception...isn't it programmed to do that? Shoot TF2 barely taxed my 4850. If I remember right I think it was around 20% according to the Everest OSD screen.

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what is the point of keeping the UPS?
For line conditioning of course.

Go ahead and do a dry run and unplug the UPS from the wall to see what happens. That would be a nice way to test things. Can't you setup the PowerChute software to automatically start a shutdown command in Windows if the battery life is low?

Good luck
Edited by thlnk3r - 6/17/09 at 12:02pm
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Yeah, it is set to do so. Presently, PowerChute is set to shut down the PC when 5 or less minutes are remaining. It is interesting to note that the 1000 W PSU is apparently more efficient than the 750 W unit. Doing the same thing (poking online with IM clients and WMP open) I have an estimated 25 minutes of run time instead of 19 minutes of run time. I do not think I will ever have a problem shutting down while doing school work, so I think that might more-correctly be my priority.
     
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Tator Tot, thanks for clarifying. Yes I'm always VERY curious on what is "on paper" versus "reality". Perhaps I have fallen to digital trickery . Really I think I was just blown away by the Transformers movie on blu-ray. I'm guessing since the movie was filmed digitally that is why? It looks amazing man...

Thanks for the helpful post.
Trust me, it's just Transformers in Blu Ray.

I have the BR version, and it's dead sexy. Even though I hated the movie, it does look good.

And yes, I did buy it just because it said Transformers.
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I have the BR version, and it's dead sexy. Even though I hated the movie, it does look good.
Tator, way OT here but man how did you not like the movie? I thought it was awesome. The music composed by "Steve Jablonsky" was also great. Well I guess everyone has different tastes for movies
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Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
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WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
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Quick question: What's a good stress test that will stress my GPU without stressing CPU and vice-versa? I'm troubleshooting my dads P4 rig again.
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I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
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1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
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HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
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Sager NP5165
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CPUGraphicsHard DriveOptical Drive
I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
MonitorMonitorMouse
1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
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Belkin with Gel Wrist Pad 
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