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post #21 of 31
not really


this may help
http://www.expertvillage.com/video/7...otherboard.htm
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post #22 of 31
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Oh, but I do like ATI's at the moment, I had read and experienced Nvidia issues with Vista, at the moment the ATI's seems to be OK.

Much more silent too. I always left the side of the case open to get more air and the 8800 GS shounded like a jet engine taking off.
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by dkardaris View Post
Yea, I'm a little hesitant about OC anything with my PSU. But if the 3870 is 10% faster than the 8800 GTS 640, then I should be getting better than what I am getting.

Is installing a new PSU a pain?
Naw. It's just like plugging appliances in (except you're plugging computer components)
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post #24 of 31
it's not difficult or anything - just takes a little time. Anyways, i suggest you change the case, and an OC on your CPU would boost your 3dmark06 score.

I got 10339 with a E2160 at 3ghz. On Vista Business if i remember correctly

that is one heck of a powerful and underrated card, IMO...
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post #25 of 31
The Inspiron 530's cpu cannot be overclocked (bios locked)
Video card can be overclocked
Dell 350w psu = 28amps
post #26 of 31
Thread Starter 
So my next question is, does anyone have reccomendations on PSU's?

And thanks everyone for your help.
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post #27 of 31
With my sig rig, I managed to get 11900 with a single 3870 at stock speeds. I'm sure overclocking it, I can reach 12,500.
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by dkardaris View Post
So my next question is, does anyone have reccomendations on PSU's?

And thanks everyone for your help.
Any corsair PSU should be good enough

VX550 maybe?
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post #29 of 31
Single 3870, 890 Core, 1307 RAM = 14100K 3dmark06
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post #30 of 31
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So I got a 600W PSU, and installed it and now I'm getting 11500K around. Thanks everyone who helped me. Really appreciated.
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