Originally Posted by Tator Tot
@BlackOmega: Actually, the CPU Voltage on K8 chips was the voltage for everything on the chip. So it would be impossible to control it separately. But your IMC on K8's got voltage as needed. But putting your CPU at 1.6 did not mean that your IMC got 1.6v
A big draw back of K8 is that it's architecture was not designed to go up so high in clock speed. (for standard/stock chips atleast, that's not counting want some of us can pull from them. )
K10 (Phenom I's) were designed to run up to 3.0ghz normally, but that ended up being a flop.
K10.5 pretty much is K10 revision 2, and they fixed everything, and designed the chips to go up to 3.8ghz under normal conditions.
O well, then that kind of sucks. I'm still curious to see what kind of BIOS options there are on this board. Wonder how well it clocks.
Originally Posted by N2Gaming
I imagine your video source is only putting out 480i and yes that will make a big difference in the image quality. Try standard Def TV signals from Comcast or other cable sources. You won't be impressed w/image quality. When I got my Samsung 40" I hooked it up to standard Def Comcast digital and it was very poor quality to the point that I took the TV back and exchanged it for another one thinking it was the TV. The newer TV's definitely need Higher quality signals to display a crisper image. Any thing lower then 780P will not look good in my opinion. Try to play a Disney movie like Toy Story or Lion King for your kids. You will prolly think the image looks better. The reason the whole movie is all digital so the colors and images are all designed to maximize pixle quality. I don't know a whole lot about it but I do know that once I switched to DirectTV all of my shows that I watch and record are not grainy any more and look way better than the Comcast signal. Oh I also tried DishNetworks and there signal was just a step obove Comcast. That was a couple of years ago now. Dish may have steped up and improved their signal quality by now but I'm not switching back to save a few bucks to find out...
Good Luck w/the new TV.
Thanks N2, it very well could be that the DVD player only outputs a 480i signal.
I was talking to my brother earlier and he says that no matter what you may perceive with image quality most TV providers only broadcast a 720p/i signal, so unless you watch a blue ray movie you're not really going to notice a difference.
And we just set up an appointment with DirectTV for them to come out and hook up the HD box, does your DirectTV Box have an HDMI port on it?
And this TV is only temporary until we get a 42" (possibly 50" depending), then it'll become my monitor
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
That's why I love my dad's Toshiba TV. Its a projection screen, but one of the last ones they made. Even at 480i/p, the screen has auto 1080p up-converting, I guess its kinda like AA for TV's. Even at a 480i signal its super clean
Yea projectors are really nice, a buddy of mine used to sell and install projection units, the really nice thing about them is that you can use a wall as the screen. The one he had set up at his house the wall he projected it on was 9' x 12', and the image quality was superb. When we finally buy a house I'll probably wind up getting something like that.