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Old 12-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Default Re: core i7 does not display cpu speed in windows...why?

xfx for nVidia, and Sapphire for ATI

but overal, the fans on most ati cards suck, and HIS sucks i had one it was horrible.....the fan on the radeon 3870x2 was awesome....really good best cooling i have seen yet, but never seen a 4870x2 or a 260/ disclude those...

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I have an MSI. I cant say much about the cooling, but it was reference so it really wasn't their fault. I replaced it with an acellero and a scythe 120. I get great temps now.


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Nice, but with 1680 x 1050, (according to this site) you really can't go wrong with either the GTX 260 c216 or the 4870 1GB? 'Cause I was pretty happy with those numbers with most all of the games.

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