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In my opinion, a UPS is like insurance: The one time you need is the one time you're thankful you have it. Especially in areas where power delivery is "dirty" (unstable outputs from the mains), or in areas subject to lots of lightning strikes and natural electrical phenomena, a UPS is a must-have. Also, if your area is prone to power outages, having a UPS is a good way to ensure your PC can at least shut down properly to protect its data and other memory-sensitive operations.

I live in an apartment complex where power delivery isn't always consistent, so I think it's a good idea to have a UPS for my most "mission-critical" equipment. I went overkill on the UPS for the gaming rig because it's pieces of equipment that will outlive this PC; my future machine will likely require more battery power (higher VA requirements), so it's hopefully a bit of future-proofing in that regard.
    
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Alright; I will be back in about 30 minutes with results. I am going to do this the thorough way: disabling a core via MSConfig.
Thnx for your time.
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In my opinion, a UPS is like insurance: The one time you need is the one time you're thankful you have it. Especially in areas where power delivery is "dirty" (unstable outputs from the mains), or in areas subject to lots of lightning strikes and natural electrical phenomena, a UPS is a must-have. Also, if your area is prone to power outages, having a UPS is a good way to ensure your PC can at least shut down properly to protect its data and other memory-sensitive operations.

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Cant count how many times mine has saved my components {im thinking}, living in florida in the summertime with all the storms we get here and power bumps
    
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As per ZealotKi11er's suggestion, I set Crysis to 1280x1024, 0x AA, All-High. Further, I did what EA tells me to do. Before playing, open up task manager, and kill every process by the active user except for "Explorer.exe."

I then modified boot.ini as to only use one core. I did "Contact," and from dropping the sky to shooting the turtle, I get about 30-35 FPS standing still, 25-30 walking, and 15-20 FPS shooting.

I then exited the game and ran CPU and GPU benchmarks, here are the results:



I then modified boot.ini back to use dual cores. I booted the game again to "Contact," and did the same part. I get about 30-35 FPS standing still, about 25-30 walking, and about 25-30 FPS shooting.

I then exited the game and ran CPU and GPU benchmarks, here are the results:



Summarized: CPU benchmark is improved 22.9% by the reintroduction of a second core. GPU benchmark is improved by 6.6% by the reintroduction of a second core. In-game, the reintroduction of the second core prevents slow-down from firing, but little else difference.

For fun, I decided also to run the game the way my settings usually are with this limited-run configuration. That is, 1920x1200, 0x AA, All-medium. I get about 40-45 FPS standing still, about 35-40 walking, and about 35-40 FPS shooting.

     
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thanks for the interesting info blitz
I was going to ask where you got your wallpaper, but I just made something that looks a lot like it .

Does anybody happen to know what those spots/circles that you get when looking through a camera near the sun? You can see them just under the task manager window in blitz's screen shot.
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No problem, my wallpaper is downloadable from InterfaceLIFT. I get all my wallpapers from them. Select your resolution, and pick from literally thousands of images.
     
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^Wow, thank you for that!!
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Alright guys I'm still working out some issues in my overclock (hence why its not posted in my sig....yet). Here's what i've got so far. Please help me out (talking with Blitz in IM now about it):

2.92GHz, 1.375v (1.35 BIOS) with 325 x 9
DDR533 @ 3-3-3-8-1T (tRC=9) timings...2.90v

Why the heck am I unstable???? It passes memtest like no tomorrow! I know my voltage SHOULD be alright?? It took 1.39v (1.375 BIOS) to reach 3.0GHz with my RAM at 214. So do I maybe require more voltage to the CPU??? I've NEVER dealt in the 2.9GHz range, so I'm off my normal clocking skills on this one. Let alone the fact that I can finally DO SOMETHING with my RAM.

Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Alright guys I'm still working out some issues in my overclock (hence why its not posted in my sig....yet). Here's what i've got so far. Please help me out (talking with Blitz in IM now about it):

2.92GHz, 1.375v (1.35 BIOS) with 325 x 9
DDR533 @ 3-3-3-8-1T (tRC=9) timings...2.90v

Why the heck am I unstable???? It passes memtest like no tomorrow! I know my voltage SHOULD be alright?? It took 1.39v (1.375 BIOS) to reach 3.0GHz with my RAM at 214. So do I maybe require more voltage to the CPU??? I've NEVER dealt in the 2.9GHz range, so I'm off my normal clocking skills on this one. Let alone the fact that I can finally DO SOMETHING with my RAM.

Any ideas?
Try setting your ram to 2t for a start, and see if that stabilizes. If that fails Id start pumping some more volts to the cpu, it sounds to me that your imc is what isnt stable. So either looser timings or more volts, as the imc feeds off the vcore. Just my 2 cents.
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Yeah, I have been telling him for a while to drop the CR; he does not want to though do to the loss of bandwidth.

For my earlier USB post, I am attempting two fixes:
1) I installed a newer ULi driver
2) I changed USB support from BIOS to OS

On my Gigabyte, if I did not have USB set to be supported by the BIOS, I could not use the keyboard during Vista bootstrapper or GRUB. On this board, it works either way, so why have the BIOS do USB support?

I would like to mention that Belkin lies. I bought their 7-port USB hub. It purports to be USB 2.0. Every single devices plugged into it is running at 1.1 speeds. All of these devices operate at 2.0 if they are plugged into the PC directly or into my other hub.
     
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