FFXIV SLi

#1ShadowDragon16Posted 8/22/2010 2:24:21 PM
is there any way to get rid of the sli bar on the side is sort of bugging me lol
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#2ShadowDragon16(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2010 2:48:20 PM
also id like to know if i would be able to replace my CPU with an i7 or if id need a new motherboard or not
my specs are:
alienware Area-51 7500 R6
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
4gig DDR2 ram
dual Nvidia geforce 250 gts
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG(not sure if this is my motherboard or not)

also open to any suggestions. im also running beta on high settings with SLi active
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#3LapanuiPosted 8/22/2010 2:50:11 PM
Not sure how to get rid of this SLI bar you are talking about, sorry.

With the CPU, you would have to get a new motherboard and most likely new RAM for an i7 CPU.
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#4Zer0ssPosted 8/22/2010 2:50:20 PM
thats a socket775 processor, no.
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#5ShadowDragon16(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2010 3:04:11 PM
ah dam, would it be possible to get a new motherboard to support I7 and DDr3 without having to change to much? looking to only spend about 300-400$
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#6EpilPosted 8/22/2010 3:09:01 PM
This is not a good time to upgrade your motherboard, with pcie 3.0 coming out in 2011. Your computer is already strong enough for ff14.

Besides, i5-750 are as good as the low i7 ( 920-930) for 100$ less.
#7Rickster747Posted 8/22/2010 3:13:45 PM
That's a pretty good processor already.
You need windows 7 too, if you're on vista if you want more ram. IMO, buying a good processor cooler, overclocking your current processor to 3ghz or so, then getting a gtx460 would be your easiest and cheapest way to upgrade your system.
#8ShadowDragon16(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2010 3:21:02 PM
ah i see, how do you overclock cpu's though ive never done it
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#9LapanuiPosted 8/22/2010 3:23:34 PM
You have to do it in the BIOS when your computer first turns on, wait till it says press whatever button it is to go into setup or BIOS.

I wouldn't recommend doing it if you have no idea what your doing. I've never OCed before and my mate told me to just read up on it and figure out what you really need to do.
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#10Rickster747Posted 8/22/2010 3:47:17 PM
I don't know what bios you have, but some Alienware PCs have the option available right in their advanced settings of bios. You hit delete during the boot process(just keep hitting it after you turn it on, before windows starts loading.) Then, you go to advanced, navigate to the overclock option and choose enable.
Then let it boot up and see what that does for starters.
I never use prebuilt PCs so my knowledge/experience is very limited beyond that. I've seen that option before on Alienware PCs though.
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