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Yeah, the CPU has been solid for about 6 months, originally tested w/ SuperPi X4 and SM2.0. Thanks for the idea though.
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Im thinking of going eyefinity and was wondering whats the cheapest way.The plan is to get two more 21.5 1080p monitors but I dought I will be able to find the same model .

If I use a dp to dvi does it really need to be active?

If I use a dp to vga will it hurt performance?

Would it be cheaper to get a dp monitor?

my monitor is a Acer H213H
a little eyefinity help please.
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DP -> DVI must be active.
DP -> VGA will not hurt performance, but unless you have a high quality cable, the picture quality on that monitor will be very low compared to the other monitors.
Depends on what DP monitor. But for Eyefinity, it's best to have 3 of the same monitors. An active DP adapter is only like $30. Come on.
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Thanks for the info.all the active dp to dvi adapters I see are $80+.Im not going to be able to find the same model monitor ive looked .I can find them but not at a place I trust enough to send my money.i'll get a similar model from the same company If thats not good enough i will replace my current monitor down the line.but were did you see the adapters for $30.

Edit:I found some thanks again
Edited by smoke420 - 2/11/11 at 1:05am
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I'm getting pathetic 3DMark06 scores with my 6850... even OC'd! Can you guys see what I'm doing wrong?
Those scores seem about right to me. And hardly "pathetic"

Were you expecting 20-22k?
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I'm getting pathetic 3DMark06 scores with my 6850... even OC'd! Can you guys see what I'm doing wrong?
It's not that bad. You can probably OC your 6850 a little more if you want to get more out of it. I've not yet seen a 6850 that can't do 900 Mhz core clock on stock voltage. In fact, I think 950 still ought to be safe, if you don't feel like experimenting all that much. I can understand you not wanting to go higher with your memory overclock, but as I understand it, the core is the same one used in the 6970 (just with a few bits chopped out), and so should go as fast without problems (although they run at a slightly higher voltage).
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Yes, I was expecting 20-22k. All the reviews I've seen are in that range at stock clocks.

I'm still working on the OC and will definitely go higher as it allows. Still trying to 'unlock' Afterburner to get past 850.

Thanks for the responses.
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I get 22k with my OC'd 6850...Your not going to get all that much higher then that dude
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It's not that bad. You can probably OC your 6850 a little more if you want to get more out of it. I've not yet seen a 6850 that can't do 900 Mhz core clock on stock voltage. In fact, I think 950 still ought to be safe, if you don't feel like experimenting all that much. I can understand you not wanting to go higher with your memory overclock, but as I understand it, the core is the same one used in the 6970 (just with a few bits chopped out), and so should go as fast without problems (although they run at a slightly higher voltage).
Yeah I had mine 950 at stock voltage just fine. To get any higher then that most the time you need a voltage tweak and with that I only got to 1005 before I hit a bunch of problems. Memory is stuck at 1150 with stock voltage or tweaked for me.
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Yes, I was expecting 20-22k. All the reviews I've seen are in that range at stock clocks.

I'm still working on the OC and will definitely go higher as it allows. Still trying to 'unlock' Afterburner to get past 850.

Thanks for the responses.
Reviewers use i7's at 3.8-4ghz
Or some even use 980x @ 4ghz+
3D Mark 06 is very CPU based, so that's why they're getting higher scores.
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