Originally Posted by Masta21
yea, thats what i was thinking..thanks for confirming it
hopefully the 5850 will last awhile before i need to get another one.
Pretty sure the 5850 will knock your socks off, unless you have one of those water cooled GTX 295 beasts now. I was floored by the performance of my 5870 and I put the 5850 in my wifes rig, not so much difference that I can actually see a performance drop. As always too, adding a second is much better than getting 2 GPU's on one PCB.
@ General E. Great thread you started on that subject boss, but there's always someone (idiot) that has to come and stomp thier feet and say unh uhhh
or you can't prove it
!! They just gotta because thier stuff isn't so hot. Oh BTW, you don't have to have a 790 board to triple cross fire, but you probably already know, a 757 will do it with just a little drop in performance and my 758 will do it easy peasy & I'm sure you can only see the drop when you display the framerate.
from Watsonville, CA. They taste soooo goood and they're 2lbs for $6- at Costco. Tee heeeee!!
Originally Posted by Danny Boy
well i decided im not done painting, painting the mesh grills on the front and also the slot covers on the back...side panels, motherboard trey, front grills and rear slot covers will be blue, front besel, top besel, and rest of the Case will be black...if it ends up i dont like it, i will just tear it all apart and paint the whole dam thing black. Trying to finish up painting before it turns nasty outside, or gets to dark that the blue wont pop like it should in the light.
Yeah Danny Boy, I don't know about up there but our weather prediction says rain and clouds over the weekend. Thanks for the darker "here" at the end of your link, I noticed it right away. Also, if you want to perfect your painting talents I'll send you Mindy's Scout.
Originally Posted by photonmoo
Surprisingly I can see a visible difference between my xfire 5770's and my 5850.
I'd probably opt for a 5850 now, or if you have the means, get 2
Oh, and I is back
Yep, you're right, as above 2 5850's will kick boooty!
BTW, Welcome back Photonmoo!!
Originally Posted by devilsx
I decided to reposition my Zalman to exhaust air up rather than to the rear since the Noctua is more powerful than the rear Antec, gonna watch the temps over the next week and see what happens.
I'm betting on, it will work to run cooler.
Oh man some of these guys get so over complex. Huh, I'm one to talk right? Ok, where's my hat?
Ok, so you've got a router. No, I'll use me. Say my router is 10.10.1.1, I've got my machine hard wired to the router so that makes my machine 10.10.1.100. Oh bring up your routers config page (usually works better in Firefox better than IE), this stuff is listed under DHCP reservations. Mindy's Scout becomes 10.10.1.101, it's wireless, her laptop becomes 10.10.1.102 then I've got 2 Virtual Machines running and they become 10.10.1.103 & 10.10.1.104 then I turn on the printer and since it's wireless too it becomes 10.10.1.105 and since Mindy's Scout only has a USB dongle as a transmitter, it doesn't play well with the printer so her hard line to the printer becomes 10.10.1.106. Right now anyone in the neighborhood, anyone doing war driving and anyone passing by can see the whole thing and if I turn a couple off and back on, the order things are in usually changes.
So first, under DHCP reservations you can usually see the Mac Address of all the machines in your network, so first you write down all the ip adresses of you network and the Mac Address. Oh, if you can't see the Mac Address you can get CC Get Mac Address at http://www.youngzsoft.net/cc-get-mac-address/
After you have everything written down, somewhere on your router page there's a way to make "static ip addresses", it may be under DHCP reservations or under Static IP, if you can't find it go to the forums on your routers internet page and ask where it is. Then you enter each one of those ip addresses followed by the mac address and tell your router to save configuration.
Now that you've done this you can make it invisible because your router never again has to look for a device so you go back into the configuration page and pick the strongest "WiFi Protected Setup" you can get, Wpa, Wpa2 personal, whatever your router says is the strongest. If you haven't already, go around to all your devices and tell them what your network name is. Then pick some off the wall password using letters numbers Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, symbols or anything you can so that no one can guess it. Enter it into the password spot on your routers config page & under "encryption" pick "TKIP or AES", go around to all your devices & under network tell them what your network name is and the password. Also there should be someplace on the router pages that says: "Key renewal", make this 3600ms or less but make sure your other wireless devices can keep up. What that does is, it makes your router renew the encription key (40bit, 128bit, 256bit or DDC) it doesn't matter. Anyone that can log onto your network will be kicked off when the router renews.
Now, if your router has an "Administration" page you'll probably see that the password/passphrase is not the same as what you entered. Don't mess with it!! I listened to someone at Linksys and I had to start all over!
Then once you've gone through all of this get to the router page that has the "Save Configuration" button on it and hit it, it might have you print it or save it. If you save it, you should save it off of your computer, put it on a CD/DVD, flash drive, anything you got and if possible make 2 copies and give one to you mom, dad, relative you trust, bank or somewhere that's not in your house.
Now, exit out of your routers configuration page and poof your network vanishes to all but those who you've assigned ip address and mac addresses to.
D'oh!! Now I see the article was written in 2007. Well even if your router is older than that, what I wrote usually works no problem. The guy that taught me, his router really does start at 10.10.1.1, that's old, like 802.11b.Edited by BriSleep - 4/8/10 at 12:14am