Asus ENGTX480 Review

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Glycerin

I underclock the GPU in my ThinkPad T40.. since I usually don't play games it helps it run warm instead of hot.   These Radeon 7500 GPUs in this thinkpad series are notorious for the soldering problem.

As for the Fermi, I would probably see how far i could underclock wihtout taking a performace hit to help it run cooler.  I hate heat.

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Baer

With all those Cuda cores disabled I still feel that there is a better version on the way. Perhaps not for six months or so but I bet by CES. My GTX 285 is going to hold me until then. I also do not like the inability to use three monitors with this card as yet without installing two of them.

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Mighty BOB!

I suppose with so much overhead you could always underclock it a bit to save a little power and keep it a little cooler.

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festiva_man

The term underclock, could you or someone define that for me.  Never heard of it.

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chocobo

Underclocking is the opposite of overclocking. Instead of making a device run faster (at the expense of making it run hotter and use more power), you could underclock the device to make it run cooler and use less power (at the expense of making it slower).

Underclocking is mostly pointless... instead of underclocking a nice card, you can just use a slower and cheaper card. It does have occasional rare uses though.

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Airheadq

UnderVOLTing would be the better option. You can't overclock it as much but heat and power consumption is lowered without sacrificing performance.

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somethingelse

Underclock?  That's crazy talk, why the hell would anyone wanna do that?!?!   Power/Noise/Heat be damned; if you buy this card, that stuff should be the last thing on your mind :)

 

what signature, where do i sign?

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Mighty BOB!

:P

 

We could call it MinimumPC.

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Mark17

Minimum PC could be a website dedicated to making your computer less powerful. They could even host an underclocking competition: Who can clock their system the lowest and still run Windows? That would be fun to see.

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dstevens

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