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    I knew it, but it's another to live it. :)

    I had a GTS 250 before with an 80mm fan and plugged into the motherboard with it set to 50%. I couldn't hear it at all over the other fans, even when starting up.

    I've been able to push the memory to 1400 without any difficulty. I'm going to keep going, but not sure I'll push past the 1445 ceiling in Overdrive (assuming it gets that far). Left the core at 875 so far. Games are definitely smoother than the 250. I guess the only thing is, what am I going to do without PhysX?! LOL!
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    I don't have the room for it, nor do I care about PhysX. I had one game that actually used it (Crazy Machines 2), and I completed all of the PhysX-specific levels already anyway. I tried playing the FPS that was in the PhysX "bundle" from Nvidia, and PhysX couldn't save it from being a terrible game. I installed and tested the other PhysX tech demos in the bundle a long time ago, and they were mildly amusing for a few minutes, but that was it.

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    Haha, no room, no cares!!

    Ya, that is what I hear a lot from people, it really isn't all that cool. Ok for benching/folding though or something like that I suppose

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    Gratz on upgrade!

    I just upgraded my video card from a HD5770 to a HD5830
    and in some games i get twice as more fps, it is a really good uprgade :D
    OCZ AGILITY3 SSD 120GB
    AMD Phenom II x6 2.8Ghz OC to 3.5Ghz
    Antec 1200 gaming case
    Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H
    750 Watt TruePower Power Supply
    8GB DDR3 1666Mhz memory
    Logitech G9 gaming mouse
    Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
    Gigabyte HD5830 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio

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    Always something faster. :)

    Things are still going very well. I purchased a 60GB OCZ Vertex (Indilinx) drive at $160 CDN (less assuming I get the mail in rebate... man I hate MIR's). There was a bit of a catch. Staying with the theme of "I don't want to reinstall Windows", I decided to image my drive, then restore onto the SSD.

    An important part of this is making sure to create a partition on the SSD prior to restoring an image. Doing this from the Win7 disk will ensure partition alignment.

    Anyway, the software I used for capturing and restoring the image needed to be run in non-AHCI mode. I had to connect the drives to the Nvidia controller to do the imaging part, and then reconnect to the U3S6 when done.

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    Terminal, be sure you check your alignment after you image back to the SSD, some programs will ignore your alignement and restore the original mirror's OS alignment.

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    I have checked. :)

    I am able to select "destination partition" for image, so it doesn't (re)create partitions.

    In case anyone else finds this page and wonders about checking...

    techPowerUp! :: SSD Alignment Calculator

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