Hi to all. Im gonna upgrade my cpu tom, but im torn between two video cards. The Sapphire r9 270x Toxic 2gb and the Sapphire r9 270x 4gb. Im not much of a techie guy so the difference comparison is confusing for me. I mainly use my computer for photo editing in around 30mb or more each file and gaming like call of duty ghost and such heavy games. Here's alink for the comparison. Please help me by explainin the diff. Also only one 23 inch monitor at 1080p. Thanks http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/product_comparison.aspx

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Very recently, I let my laptop (HP) battery get too low, and it died on me. Usually, upon plugging in the adaptor, everything starts right back up again. However, this time, the laptop runs, but all I can see is a black screen. I can even hear the little chime when windows starts (vista), but all I can see is black. I don't think it's a backlight issue, as I the black screen still emits a sort of "glow". I know I need a new battery, but as long as it's plugged into the power supply, shouldn't it work fine? …

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I am looking to buy a graphics card and was looking at VisionTek Radeon HD 6950 Graphics card (only because this one should go pretty cheap) but it is currently bricked. This is the exact wording of the person, "This graphics card is bricked meaning a bios flash gone wrong. I do not have the time to do the research and get it fixed, My lost if your gain. The card has been tested in a PC, It was seen by the system but no output when connected to display. Fan spins up fine. The item is in excellent condition …

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Hello, recently i installed the saphire edition if the ATI radeon 9800 PRO with 256 MB of memory. I got a manual driver intall from driver doctor but i am having some trouble. I i play a game that uses 3D then the driver or card will crash, the screen will flash on and off a few times and then come back to life. If i then try to load a game that uses accelerated open GL then it will not detect the required drivers and refuses to load. I can not get the drivers directly from AMD because the …

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Well I ordered this laptop (steal for $400) and I have a few questions.... specs below and so are the questions.... Model- Brand: HP Series: Pavilion Model: dv7-4065dx Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit CPU Type: AMD Phenom II Triple-Core N830 2.1G Screen: 17.3" Memory Size: 4GB DDR3 Hard Disk: 500GB Optical Drive: BD Combo Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250 Communication Gigabit: LAN and WLAN Dimensions: 16.35" x 10.80" x 1.25" - 1.46" Weight: 8.19 lbs. Tech VISION Premium Technology Other Features HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader Kensington MicroSaver lock slot Power-on password Accepts 3rd party security …

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Would appreciate a fast reply on this one, guys. I have a PC with a DG35EC mobo, C2Q Q6600 2.4GHZ processor, 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, 500GB Seagate HDD, running on 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. The PSU is a Prime Source Tech AX-400S with +3.3V - 30.0A, +5V - 28.0A, +12V1 - 14.0A, +12V2 - 16.0A, -12V - 0.5A, +5VSB - 2.5A. I have now brought a XFX HD 4670 1GB DDR3 card (had a 8500GT before which worked great). My PC refuses to recognize the card and boots up straight to Win7 using onboard graphics. After being through many sites …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16979[/ATTACH]AMD’s acquisition of ATI has finally come full circle. It is officially time to say goodbye to the ATI brand. In an official announcement today, AMD reveals that they will ditch the ATI moniker in favor of their own. Market research indicates “permission”, as AMD puts it, to consolidate the graphics card and processor divisions under one label. When AMD surveyed computer enthusiasts, they found AMD to be a popular brand, and releasing graphics cards under the AMD brand didn’t diminish enthusiasm if consumers we aware of the merger with ATI. The death of such a familiar brand might be …

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[B]ATI Takes the Lead[/B] [ATTACH=RIGHT]16273[/ATTACH]After a long stretch of dominance, NVIDIA has fallen behind ATI in discrete GPU shipments. According to Mercury Research, ATI claims 51% of the market, and NVIDIA has slipped to, you guessed it, 49%. NVIDIA was the leader this time last year with 59% market share, illustrating about-face in overall shipments. ATI also took the 2nd place position from NVIDIA in the integrated GPU market (IGP), pulling in 24.5% compared to NVIDIA's 19.8%. Intel has traditionally led the pack, and clocked in last quarter at a healthy 54% of IGP shipments. These are no doubt tough …

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Apple's online store went down last night, a signal that new (updated) products are rolling off the assembly lines. They've beefed up the Mac Pro line of desktops, iMacs, and the Cinema Display, and introduced their mildly-anticipated, Magic Trackpad. [ATTACH]16157[/ATTACH][ATTACH=RIGHT]16155[/ATTACH]The Mac Pro's upgrade is long overdue and Apple certainly didn't scrimp on the goods. The biggest boost comes from the new line of Intel Xeon chips. All Pro's come with the server-class processors in either quad core or six core flavors. The entry level Pro comes with the single chip, quad-core setup, at the traditional entry-level price of $2,499. The …

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Nvidia yesterday began shipping the [url=http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_480_us.html]GeForce GTX 480[/url], with double the number of processor cores previously available at 512. The card is intended to to permit smooth playback and editing of 2D or 3D content, including animation, games and videos. The GTX 480 supports Microsoft DirectX 11, Direct3D and [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physx]PhysX[/url], Nvidia's real-time physics engine and SDK that came along with its acquisition of Ageia in 2008. Now tailored for Nvidia's CUDA GPUs, PhysX off-loads physics processing tasks from a system's main CPU. The board uses NVidia's latest graphics processing architecture--called [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_400_Series]Fermi[/url] after nuclear reactor inventor [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi]Enrico Fermi[/url]--which the company says …

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