I enjoy gaming, although I wouldn't consider myself a "hardcore" gamer. I currently have 1024 MB of RAM (2 x 512) and I am looking to upgrade soon. My options are as follows:
- Dell certfied RAM
- PNY RAM
- Kingston RAM
- Corsair RAM
Of course, for the Dell RAM, I have to wait for the shipping, but it is one of the cheaper ones. However, any of the other three I can pick up at Best Buy (which is more convenient). Can someone point out the pros and cons of each? It seems the PNY is a great buy, but could there be performance problems compared to the others? And why is the Kingston so expensive?
I installed 10.3 since it's release but it was a messy install. I downloaded the notebook version and whenever I choose install nothing happens. There is no option in windows 7 x64 to remove the program ....
I'm running a 7800 GTX with 84.69 DELL drivers and I get lots of nasty crashes in UT3 and other Unreal Engine 3 games like Frontlines:FOW. Sometimes its just a crash to desktop saying the application needs to be closed, others it says the video driver stopped responding and sets my desktop to 320x240x8-bit. Still other times I get the infamous nvdisp.dll BSOD.
I haven't yet replicated the crashes on newer drivers but that opens a whole other can of worms (freezing/hitching in-game, hangs on startup, worse performance).
It’s that time again for the ATI Catalyst™ driver update!
Let’s take a look at what is new this month!
New Windows Features
ATI Catalyst – Video enhancements
* H.264 Level 5.1 support o ATI Catalyst can now playback 5.1 level streams on all support players o Allows for playback of high resolutions (4Kx2K)
AMD video transcoding updates
* This release of ATI Catalyst provides enhanced support for the Windows 7 Drag and Drop video converter o Performance improvements o New formats supported (H.264 file formats – MTS, WTV, and WMV9 Complex profile interlaced content) o ATI Catalyst Control Center™ option for enabling/disabling GPU acceleration * Support for the ATI Video converter is now available in the advanced view of the ATI Catalyst Control Center
New Linux Features
Support for new Linux operating systems
* This release of ATI Catalyst driver for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems: o Ubuntu 10.04 early look support
For more information on ATI Catalyst 10.4 (for Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, and Linux® versions), including all of the resolved issues in this release, please see the ATI Catalyst 10.4 release notes.
The first ATI Catalyst 10.3a is out. Lets install it in our ATi enabled laptops and see the improvements here.
This ATI Catalyst™ driver update will unlock new performance improvements on top of the already previewed features in the initial Catalyst™ 10.3 Preview driver we sampled you in February. This driver will be available to download on March 17th from undgerground.amd.com and it will be called "Catalyst 10.3a Preview". On March 24th we will post the official Catalyst™ 10.3 WHQL certified on amd.com. The difference between the two is that Catalyst™ 10.3a Preview will contain future Eyefinty 6 updates and an Alien vs. Predator optimization which the Catalyst™ 10.3 WHQL posting does not have.
Gosh! I am so excited
Direct Download Links:
Desktop 64-Bit version
Notebook 64-Bit version
Update: The desktop direct link doesnt seem to work from the forum but still works from the underground.amd.com and mobility direct link still works.
Update: This is the change log I found so far:
Support for 3D Stereoscopic Glasses.
• Support for ATI Mobility Radeon GPUs (HD2000-HD5000). • Eyefinity Display Bezel Compensation. • Eyefinity Per-Display Color Adjust. • Eyefinity Multiple Display Groups. • Eyefinity Display Configuration Switching. • Performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator. • Performance improvement in Battleforge. • Performance improvement in Call of Duty: World at War. • Performance improvement in Company of Heroes. • Performance improvement in Crysis. • Performance improvement in Crysis: Warhead. • Performance improvement in DiRT 2. • Performance improvement in Far Cry 2. • Performance improvement in Left 4 Dead. • Performance improvement in Left 4 Dead 2. • Performance improvement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky. • Performance improvement in Resident Evil 5. • Performance improvement in Tom Clancy's HAWX. • Performance improvement in World in Conflict. • Numerous Bug Fixes.
The official release notes will release when it will be directly webposted at amd.com.
Benchmark test of 10.3a for 5000 series card: link
Update: Official ATi Catalyst 10.3 Suite Available Now
After reading many reviews here, I finally ordered and received my Studio XPS with the RGBLED screen. I felt the reds were a little harsh so I made a few adjustments in Catalyst Control Center that seemed to help.
But I still wanted to make a few more adjustments...So before I got too deep I checked and saw there was an updated driver. So now I updated the driver and it seemed to install okay except now the Catalyst Control Center won't open.
I know this isn't a cell phone forum but it IS the Apple sub-section so I don't know for a more suitable spot for it.
Anyone have the iPhone 3.0 OS up and running? I just downloaded it a couple of minutes ago and am installing it right now on my iPod Touch to play around with. I'm not sure I want to load it on my phone yet because it states it is impossible (or difficult) to go from 3.0 back to 2.2.1. I am interested in some of the phone features but I believe I will wait for the actual release.
More hits than misses in my opinion but still one feature that I wanted to become built into the "phone" page was voice dialing. Third party apps technically get the job done but I don't want to go scrolling through apps trying to find it. Landscape texting and MMS were my favorite of the announced features.