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It is CF compatible. However, it's a P55 board which, to my understanding, doesn't work with the hack. Rather, it does, but not with drivers that support the 460.
post #12 of 26
IC you did your research. Kudos, and gratz on the 6950.
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post #13 of 26
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Thanks.

I see you have one. What are temps like? I'm hearing it peaks at around 80 under load, which will throw me for a whirl since my 460 has never gone above... 50.
post #14 of 26
If you have done your research and think it can't be done, there ya go. Just use that 460 for PhysX.
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post #15 of 26
6990 FTW...lolz...seriously now...a friend of mine has a 6950 and just by overclocking the card he gets close to 6970 performance so good buy all around. Better yet 2gig version u should be good for like 2months lolz
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Actually I had planned on trying to sell it to curve the cost of the 6950. It's a Zotac 768MB. If anyone's interested send me a PM.
post #17 of 26
Why does everyone think you need like a 4ghz+ hexacore to have a mid ranged video card?

Any duo core should suffice in gaming with a single video card.
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post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
Why does everyone think you need like a 4ghz+ hexacore to have a mid ranged video card?

Any duo core should suffice in gaming with a single video card.
Ummm no.... I found this in like 30 seconds, there are plenty of examples that clock speed is a big bottleneck for games and only two cores you are limiting yourself. The standard now is a Phenom II over 3.8 and you won't be bottlenecked by most games. Look at the c2duo its lagging by like 20%... All the i3 have advanced architecture and are multithreaded so they are maxing everything out despite being two cores they are 4 threads.


Edited by Ktulu - 3/4/11 at 1:49pm
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post #19 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
Ummm no.... I found this in like 30 seconds, there are plenty of examples that clock speed is a big bottleneck for games and only two cores you are limiting yourself. The standard now is a Phenom II over 3.8 and you won't be bottlenecked by most games. Look at the c2duo its lagging by like 20%... All the i3 have advanced architecture and are multithreaded so they are maxing everything out despite being two cores they are 4 threads.

Core 2 duos vs Core 2 quads: Double the processors for a whoping 8 fps. WOW.
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Terracotta View Post
Thanks.

I see you have one. What are temps like? I'm hearing it peaks at around 80 under load, which will throw me for a whirl since my 460 has never gone above... 50.
The temperature is okay when you set a fan profile in MSI Afterburner. My 6950 barely goes over 72C when playing Crysis at max settings. Other games I own don't really go over 70C. The fan can be loud depending on how sensitive you are to noise. Overall great card, great overclocker, good temperature, a little noisy.

If you leave the fan on auto then the temperature can reach up to 88c. So it's very important to set a fan profile.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
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Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
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