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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Mellon Head
No problem on the rep. Thanks for trying.

No problem on the rep. Thanks for trying.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Mellon Head
The extra raw power translates as more FPS when...

The extra raw power translates as more FPS when gaming. There's nothing wrong with having more graphics memory, but when it comes down to it, more "horsepower" in the GPU's engine can't hurt.
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Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Mellon Head
If you can afford the R9 280X then get that. It's...

If you can afford the R9 280X then get that. It's a faster, more capable card. The only areas where it loses to the 270X is in anti-aliasing and it has higher power consumption (which is...
Forum: Graphic Cards 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Mellon Head
If the problems return when you use the DVI-D...

If the problems return when you use the DVI-D port, is there any reason that you can't use the DVI-I port all of the time? Since that is the primary port. The card may be having issues when you...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 2 Days Ago
Replies: 479
Views: 10,242
Posted By Mellon Head
Thanks you guys. I'm pretty happy with the...

Thanks you guys. I'm pretty happy with the results.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 2 Days Ago
Replies: 479
Views: 10,242
Posted By Mellon Head
Well, I decided to do my usual biannual cleaning,...

Well, I decided to do my usual biannual cleaning, and as usual, this is what greeted me:

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What a mess, eh? I decided that I was totally fed up with bad airflow and some fussy...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Mellon Head
Please fill out your systems specs entirely and...

Please fill out your systems specs entirely and post a screen shot of your device manager window, showing the video card/monitor information.

We can't help much without a little more information.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Mellon Head
As Greg said, it's best to start over. One thing...

As Greg said, it's best to start over. One thing about the AMD graphics drivers: They often install your chipset drivers for you, if they are in need of being updated. At the very least, they will...
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Mellon Head
How are the temperatures on your video card? ...

How are the temperatures on your video card? Have you tried running a video card stress test? The fault could be in the hardware itself, rather than the drivers.

What version of drivers are you...
Forum: Chillout Room 1 Week Ago
Replies: 256
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mellon Head
Having just returned home from a trip to a...

Having just returned home from a trip to a memorial service, I learn of the loss of another person that I looked up to and respected.

I am saddened by the passing of Gary. My thoughts and prayers...
Forum: Chillout Room 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 949
Posted By Mellon Head
Mine's a bit of an homage to Rodney Dangerfield,...

Mine's a bit of an homage to Rodney Dangerfield, and a corruption of what I use on another forum. It's also a little thing said by an old room mate of mine. He was always whacking his "melon" (head)...
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Mellon Head
Try rolling back to your previous drivers to see...

Try rolling back to your previous drivers to see if that helps the crashing. Sometimes updating to the newest drivers isn't an optimal strategy. It's like the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Mellon Head
That's great. Hopefully it's righted itself. ...

That's great. Hopefully it's righted itself. Post back if you see the message again.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Mellon Head
Yeah, stay away from the auto-fix programs. Most...

Yeah, stay away from the auto-fix programs. Most of them are bad news.

You could try running an SFC/Scannow on your machine to verify file integrity.

Do the following:

Click the Start...
Forum: Graphic Cards 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Mellon Head
Don't be insulted, but I'm going to ask if you...

Don't be insulted, but I'm going to ask if you have all of the power connections necessary for the GPU connected. The card sounds like it's power starved.

Also, do you get the black screen...
Forum: Graphic Cards 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Mellon Head
I've used ASUS products quite a bit and I've...

I've used ASUS products quite a bit and I've always been impressed with the build quality and durability of their stuff. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of their cards, but that's me. ...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 21 Jun 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Mellon Head
Agree with kbrady1979 on the Seasonic PSU. ...

Agree with kbrady1979 on the Seasonic PSU. They're built to last.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By Mellon Head
That's a nice little unit. I assume that it's...

That's a nice little unit. I assume that it's ESD safe seeing how it's marketed for computers. I might just have to get one for the lab at work.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By Mellon Head
I've never had a problem with freeze up, but I...

I've never had a problem with freeze up, but I know what you mean about the cold hands. I've learned to hold the can with only my thumb and middle finger around the very top of the can, with my...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Jun 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Mellon Head
I wouldn't suggest leaving the anti-surge...

I wouldn't suggest leaving the anti-surge protection off for very long.

Just a point of opinion here: I've had very bad luck with OCZ supplies. I can't get them to last more than about two years...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By Mellon Head
I've used this stuff and it's not bad. It's made...

I've used this stuff and it's not bad. It's made for computers and electronics and is cheaper than the outlet stores. And shipping is included.
...
Forum: Graphic Cards 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mellon Head
Sorry John, but that motherboard only supports...

Sorry John, but that motherboard only supports the old AM3 series chips. No graphical capabilities in that product line.

It's a shame, really. It would have made it so easy to rule out the...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mellon Head
I checked the OP's motherboard spec and it...

I checked the OP's motherboard spec and it doesn't have an onboard GPU, unfortunately.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Mellon Head
Hi. Check to make sure that your CPU and...

Hi.

Check to make sure that your CPU and RAM voltages are good. As well, download and run Memtest86+ overnight to rule out any memory problems.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mellon Head
Hi Sue, It's possible that your graphics...

Hi Sue,

It's possible that your graphics card has failed. Do you have another one around, or can you borrow one from a friend to swap into the machine and see if that is the problem?

Given...
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