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realneil replied on Fri, Sep 10 2010 3:22 PM

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i thought they had to be bought in a set of triple channel RAM

If you have four already, like lifeskills does then no, just buy two more. For stability's sake they should be just like what you already have.

If you plan to get RAM and don't have it, then a triple channel kit is the way to go. They usually sell for less in three's anyway.

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Inspector replied on Fri, Sep 10 2010 5:19 PM

ya, i was going to buy new ones either way because i wanted to have 6GB RAM in it and i currently only have 2 1GB sticks.

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fat78 replied on Sat, Sep 11 2010 6:37 AM

Evga is having a battlefield contest, where you just play atleast once and you're entered. If any one thinks they have a chance of winning that you might get the ram. lol

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lifeskills replied on Sat, Sep 11 2010 12:55 PM

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You need sets of three. and they should match. So if you buy two more sticks, just like the other ones, it should work fine. (that's what I would do)

Good to hear.  RAM is so expensive.

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realneil replied on Sat, Sep 11 2010 9:28 PM

Just a few more days folks!

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 12:10 AM

Just 5 more days! Good Luck to all!

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fat78 replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 8:56 AM

"tick tock" "tick tock"

2 days left, to find out who wins a sick rig upgrade.

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fat78:
tick tock" "tick tock"

 

OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY someones going to get lucky! Wont be long now as the hours count down some one is going to have the makings of a killer RIG!

Wish all you guys and or gals good luck on the WIN!!!!!

This has been a REAL? 

NailBiter!!!

 

LOL  Good luck everybody!

 

 

 

 

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fat78 replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 11:45 AM

The winner is going to go crazy waiting for the hardware to come in the mail. lol

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realneil replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:02 PM

If I get lucky enough to win it, I'm gonna have to wait until November to build. Crying    

It'll drive me nuts, but it'll be so worth it too! Gift

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:12 PM

lifeskills:

says it runs through the 13th

Mybad i read 17 xD... ONE MORE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:35 PM

fat78:

The winner is going to go crazy waiting for the hardware to come in the mail. lol

They would just fo crazy waiting for anything to come in the mail, not the stuff they won in the sweepstakes.

 

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Blazer replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:36 PM

I know I won't win, but I can't wait to find out who does. Surprise

I wonder what time the drawing will take place?

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:43 PM

It will happen at midnight :) on 9/13 :P lol. Well that has happened before so :) lol

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manoy385 replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 3:17 PM

1 more day!!! Whoever wins this please overclock these babies and post results.

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Good luck folks!  Can't wait till they announce the winner.  Probably gonna be right after I go to work tomorrow.

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realneil replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 7:42 PM

lifeskills:

Good luck folks!  Can't wait till they announce the winner.  Probably gonna be right after I go to work tomorrow.

You never know when it will be,.... early or later on in the day. Usually it's been later on and sometimes as late as in the wee hours of the next day. But last time it was on the last day, during the day.

Good luck to us all, and an early congratulations from me, to this time's winner!


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acarzt replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 8:33 PM

So who wants to start a pool on who is gonna win this? lol

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 8:41 PM

I would love to start that "pool" (poll)

(1) Inspector

(2) Inspector

(3) Inspector

(4) You :)

LOL

 

The winner would most likely be announced late in the day.(Pass the afternoon maybe?) It would be nice to have the winner as we wake up so the winner can have a cheerful day and not check in to HH every step you take...(Hope i don't trip this time Big Smile) lol

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lonewolf replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 8:55 PM

Today is my birthday all I want is this set up. I need a new Rig.

Come on HotHardware show me some love!!!!!!

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realneil replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 9:08 PM

lonewolf:
Today is my birthday

Cool,....but my birthday is tomorrow! Gift

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 10:00 PM

realneil, you already got a full blown rig :D give us a chance :P lol

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Super Dave replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 11:38 PM

realneil:
If I get lucky enough to win it, I'm gonna have to wait until November to build. Crying  

These ARE economically difficult times. I work for Ralphs Grocery Company, and our contract expires next week. If there is a strike or a lockout, both my wife and myself will be out of a paycheck. It would be very good if you guys could keep me and my family in your prayers! If I am fortunate enough to win this beautiful MSI mobo and graphics cards I would need to finish the build after the new contract is ratified...Sad

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 11:59 PM

Even though I haven't been posting much in these forums recently and being occupied by a move I'm unhappy with. I still wish the winner all the best and I say to myself "It could of been me.".

 

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realneil:

lonewolf:
Today is my birthday

Cool,....but my birthday is tomorrow! Gift

Happy Birthday realneil, and happy belated Birthday lonewolf! 

Unfortunately for you guys, this isn't the MSI Birthday Sweepstakes!Big Smile

 

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acarzt replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 3:27 AM

lol...

I just want one of those 10 free copies of Metro 2033 that will be given away as well :-D WOOOOO! Come on an other free game!

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eunoia replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 3:36 AM

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...pending.

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fat78 replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 5:44 AM

atleast if you dont win the big prize you still might get a nice game.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 6:37 AM

eunoia:

Good luck everyone, but if the contest runs through today, there won't be a winner announced until Tuesday at the earliest.

The contest will run through Monday September 13, 2010 at which point we’ll announce the grand prize winner.

 

I think that means it will be announced on 9/13 today :).

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realneil:
If I get lucky enough to win it, I'm gonna have to wait until November to build. Crying  

These ARE economically difficult times. I work for Ralphs Grocery Company, and our contract expires next week. If there is a strike or a lockout, both my wife and myself will be out of a paycheck. It would be very good if you guys could keep me and my family in your prayers! If I am fortunate enough to win this beautiful MSI mobo and graphics cards I would need to finish the build after the new contract is ratified...Sad

SuperDave

Wish you and your wife luck on your jobs I hate to see anyone loose their job especially in these hard time so I,ll say a prayer for you!!!

Good luck on the win too !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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realneil replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 9:17 AM

Super Dave:
I work for Ralphs Grocery Company, and our contract expires next week

Sorry that you two are facing a contract negotiation in such hard times. I remember friends of mine who were in the same line of work and how their companies tried to screw them over every single time they had to re-negotiate. It's a good job with good benefits, but they had to go out on strike a number of times throughout the years, while seeing their health care coverages dwindle every time. It can drive you nuts,..........

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Metro 2033 is awesome! I got it in one of the steam summer sales in a package and neglected it untill now. Too bad for me I have to RMA my XFX 5850 for the second time in 3 months! Maybe If im lucky I will win and be able to play it "the way its meant to be played!";)

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realneil replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 1:28 PM

lifeskills:
I have to RMA my XFX 5850 for the second time in 3 months

What's up with that? Lightning

Mine's absolutely rock solid,.............are you overclocking it 'till it sweats? Wink

BTW: I played the Metro 2033 Demo and while it seemed to be a cool game, the Demo was far too short to get a 'real-feel' for it.

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lonewolf replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 1:48 PM

@ Super Dave thanks for the birthday wish, sorry to hear about your situation and to think I thought I had it bad not having my RIG working. I wish you and your family all the best bro, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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realneil:

What's up with that? Lightning

Mine's absolutely rock solid,.............are you overclocking it 'till it sweats? Wink

I dont know.  The first time the heatsink was broken and if the fan was running at all, it made a horrible grinding noise.  Sent the card in and they replaced that.  And for this time, I was overclocking it, but not much.  Didn't go past the limits in CCC.  Then when I took it back down to stock speeds I started getting artifacts all over while gaming.  And the card seems to be completely unstable at only 65 degrees.  Tried it in 3 machines.  Gotta love that XFX modders warranty though

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realneil replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 2:15 PM

lifeskills:
I dont know.  this time, I was overclocking it, but not much. I started getting artifacts all over while gaming.  And the card seems to be completely unstable at only 65 degrees.  Tried it in 3 machines.

Is the PSU known good? Sorry for the juvenile question, but a failing PSU can manifest itself in so many weird ways,.....What a P*I*T*A it must be to have to keep on sending it back in.

 

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the psu could be the issue, its new but I did sleeve it real carefully.  Been testing with a friends 5750 on both pci power cables, and everything is running normally.

Never mind that,

Good luck folks! 

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realneil replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 6:15 PM

lifeskills:
Been testing with a friends 5750 on both pci power cables, and everything is running normally.

Your card uses more power than your friend's card does,......but it sounds like you have it well in hand. Hopefully they'll get it replaced quickly.


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