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  1. Hi Dasa, My monitor is only capable of 1080p so anything greater is not a factor. To be honest a card that idles quietly would be nice, but once it is working hard I don't care at all - it becomes background noise. At the end of the day if it's a huge difference in performance, I already have a rather noisy GTS 250 so it can't be any worse. Is there somewhere that compares the noise level of different models on one page? (ideally the ones in my original post) Power use would only be limited by my current power supply. If I have to upgrade then so be it, but it's my understanding that modern cards may actually use less power than older counterparts? Currently running a Corsair CX500 (http://www.corsair.com/en/builder-series-cx500). Thanks for the quick reply! I haven't paid attention to the GPU market in a number of years so all I have to go on is what I find online. jt
  2. Hi all, I'm upgrading my graphics card and have a large number of cards to choose from in my price range. These cards all differ in price by no more than around $50, so it's down to specifications and real-word performance to make the decision. Does anyone have input as to which card may be the best choice (or ones to avoid)? 3G GTX 780 Ti Gigabyte-GHz 4G GTX 970 Gainward (3354) 4G GTX 970 Gainward-Phantom (3361) 4G GTX 970 Asus Turbo-OC 4G GTX 970 Asus STRIX OC 4G GTX 970 Gigabyte OC (WF3OC) 4G GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4G GTX 970 Twin Turbo OC Thanks, jt
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    Command or program to copy only changed files

    Thanks for all of your suggestions. WinMerge is working perfectly. It also allows me to see files which have been created since the backup and manually check if they are affected too. I knew I could come here for good advice on such a peculiar situation. I appreciate all of your help. Until next time, jt
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    Command or program to copy only changed files

    Good idea. Unfortunately, both files have the archive attribute set. The corruption has happened at a very basic level. (Or alternately, the fact that the corruption was not noted until many backups later has "re set" this variable) Whilst looking I did have an idea. The METADATA for the corrupt files is now non-existent (at least for the pictures and music). Is there a way the lack of this information can be used to replace across multiple folders? Yes, this is not perfect as there will be many files that do not have this data to begin with, but it can cut down the size of the files that need to be replaced. A "contents changed" solution is still preferred. ----------------------------------------------- As for DeltaCopy, that looks like it should do the trick. Almost exactly what I want. There is one issue however. After a quick setup, it appears that it is rejecting the good files from being "backed up" over the corrupted ones. Just to clarify, at this stage I am using DeltaCopy to "back up" the mounted VHD of the backed up files with the aim of replacing only the corrupt ones. I am currently doing this with a copy of the VHD (to preserve the original) and using a few copied test folders rather than try the whole thing. So to rephrase, as I may not have an option set correctly, unless I modify a file myself (whereupon the file is copied as expected), DeltaCopy is skipping backing up the good file over the top of the corrupted one. Maybe this has something to do with the "modified date" or "archive attribute" as mentioned above? Is there something I should try? jt
  5. This is a bit of an interesting one - hopefully someone knows of a way to do this. I need to copy files from a large backup to replace only files with their contents modified. File types are mostly pictures, music and documents. These files have become corrupted within the contents of the file itself, and need to be replaced. The kicker? The file name, size, and date modified is exactly the same between the corrupted and backed up versions of the file, and I cannot think of a command (such as robocopy) or program which will treat these files as different and perform the replace. Is there something that will compare the actual file contents to determine whether to perform each copy or not? At this stage a complete replacement of all files is out of the question. Thanks, jt
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    No POST

    Got it back and apart from a slightly bent CPU pin (which thankfully still makes contact with the CPU), it is working great! Haha well... apart from one tiny little out-of-the-ordinary issue, which I have posted in a separate topic. http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=44033 Thankyou all for all your help! Until next time, jt
  7. Hey everyone, Just setting up an EX58-UD3R with a i7 920 and 6GB of 2000MHz Kingston T1 RAM. I am currently trying to achieve stability with the RAM running at 2000MHz before I overclock the CPU (if I decide to at all). But I am stumped as to why the board will fail to post if anything other than Auto or Normal is selected as the QPI/Vtt Voltage in BIOS. Even if I manually select the default of 1.175V Any ideas? jt
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    No POST

    I RMA'd the board today and will post back once I have news :) Thanks heaps for all of your help guys! jt
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    No POST

    That's what I thought, but I will do the tests with/without the graphics card from now on. The speaker is plugged in correctly. In fact you can hear a small "click" when the system attempts to turn on. I've also tried a few different PSU's to no avail. Doing some more research though leads me to believe this is actually a bit of a more widespread problem than I first thought. There appears to be some issues with incompatible RAM (though if I remove all the RAM, I'd expect a POST complaint that there's no memory) and "incompatible" PSU's (a term which just doesn't really make much sence in my opinion since there is a standard) with the motherboard. On top of that people are saying that the motherboard just does this eventually and no one can really pin down what the issue is. I may attempt disabling the main BIOS by shorting specific pins to see whether it is corrupt and if the secondary BIOS chip kicks in (although I do not yet have precise instructions on which pins and I'm certainly not going to guess) Might have to RMA it, but it was purchased in Nov '09, so I don't know whether I can still do that?
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    No POST

    It's always the silly questions that are the most useful! I always thought that a motherboard should still POST without any GPU attached (onboard or otherwise). Am I wrong?
  11. I've got an EX58-UD3R which I'm trying to troubleshoot. It's not posting, but instead turning on for a few seconds then turning off, repeating indefinitely. No beep is heard from the speaker. I cannot isolate the problem and was hoping someome can advise me on what it might be. Here's some interesting points: This is a bare bones test setup. Single stick of RAM, no graphics card, no peripherals. When the PSU is "hot-wired" on (by shorting the green ATX connector), the system remains on, but still no beep or post. Also, no heat is generated from the CPU. There is NO CHANGE when the stick of RAM is swapped to different sockets or even removed. There is NO CHANGE when the CPU is removed from it's socket. (This personally interests me) When the 8 pin CPU 12V connector is removed, it only attempts to turn on once. CMOS has been reset by removing the battery. CPU is compatible as the system USED to work. I'm stumped. My guess would be a CPU failure, but that in itself is hard to diagnose.
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    FSB, CPU & RAM

    Aparently there was a document released saying that the Tjmax for all C2D's was 100c
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    FSB, CPU & RAM

    Ok, Thanks everyone. I tried that - keeping the RAM clock close to default while finding a stable CPU OC. I'm currently running now on 450Mhz FSB, 9.0 Multiplier, 4.05Ghz Clock, 1.35V Vcore, 2.5x SPD Mult, 1125Mhz Clock on RAM and it's near it's absolute limits for tjmax temp when I max out the CPU using prime95 or similar. Appreciate all of your help!
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    FSB, CPU & RAM

    Can someone confirm this? I believed to have read 72c off of the Intel website a while back. Ok, fair enough - but why?
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    FSB, CPU & RAM

    After just recently applying new thermal grease to my CPU - I am up for another 'round' of overclocking. But heres the thing. In my air cooled setup, I will never hit my FSB wall, but instead will hit the CPU's temperature wall - ie max allowable temp (I believe this is 72oC in the E8500) OR my ram's frequency wall (KHX8500D2K2/2GR - 4GB, Dual Channel, 1066Mhz, 5-5-5-15, 2.2V). What I want to know is this: On my GA-P35C-DS3R I can only select certain RAM "multipliers" known as SPD. Should I be aiming for a higher CPU clock with lower ram frequencies, or higher ram frequencies and a lower CPU clock? These can be achieved my changing the CPU multiplier, SPD multiplier, and FSB (and of course voltages). What do you think??? jt3204
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