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Evga 8800gt rma?

Q: Evga 8800gt rma?

My EVGA 8800gt is experiencing major issues, so I will be RMAing it shortly. I was wondering which card you think I will get in return? Anyone RMA one recently?

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A: Evga 8800gt rma?

Probably a direct replacement.
EVGA will probably tell you what card you'll be getting once you get the RMA ticket.
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I have an 8800GT OC nvidia card from BFG. I want to go to dual gpu's. I can't find the same card I have, can I get a EVGA 8800GT OC card and will it "dual-up" with my BFG? I understand all the 8800GT nvidia cards are pretty much identical other than the name on it.
Thanks! Jeff

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A buddy of mine ordered a 8800gs and I was wondering if a fan from an 8800gt fit on his card. The reason I ask is that I am about to install an aftermarket cooler for my 8800gt and I was thinking about giving him the fan off of mine. My guess is it will work, but I might as well ask. Thanks in advance.

A:Will a fan from a EVGA 8800gt fit on a XFX8800gs?

I suppose it will... After your friend tries to install it, tell us how it went
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I will be building a gaming pc and I cant decide between these two cards. I was going to get the 8800gt but I've read that they get really hot because of the single slot cooler. What I want to know is how much cooler the gts is than the gt and how much faster it runs. Also what do you think is a better brand, evga or bfg?

A:evga 8800gt vs bfg 8800gts 512mb (G92)

Choose a 8800GT with a dual cooler design. Difference in price is about $50~60 between the 8800gt and the 8800gts/512. At least both are now under $300.

Heres a good review:

gee.. not much difference. :0
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I know that 8800GT is definitely a better one, but I'm not sure about the manufacturer, what are your experiences with Club3D, and is it better to give 30EUR more and get this card instead of 9600GT.
I don't plan to buy anotherone in 2-3 years and I have 19" LCD wide...
BTW, I will use E4600, so will it enable me to use 8800GT to its full potential?

This is the model in question
Club3D CGNX-G882DDF 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV TV+2DVI 600/1800

A:Club3D 8800GT vs EVGA 9600GT SC

Yes, the 8800GT will be used to its potential, although i would get a BFG. just personal choice.
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Hey guys and gals,

I bought this mobo back in July and have not used it yet. It's the A1 680ISLI and I am not sure if It supports the new PCI 2.0 interface. Any suggestions/Answers???


A:Does the EVGA 680ISLI MOBO support the 8800GT

The 8800GT should be a PCI-e x16 interface, so as long as the mobo has that then you'll be fine.

Basically everything you can get these days has PCI-e x16 on it so it will most likely be ok

If you're not sure, google for pictures and compare what you have on the board.
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on high details. I was wandering as my motherboard has an unbuilt graphics card if i would have to disable this somehow? and if so anyone help me with that? Or wether it would just go straight in and be used instead of the inbuilt card. If anyone could please help with this matter i would much appreciate it! My cards due on Wed-Fri. Thanks MoiRa
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after many trial and errors with the fans.. i finally figured out why my PC is still so loud.. well the NB chipset cooler on this motherboard (eVGA NF43) is very loud for a little tiny fan. so i decided to replace it with passive cooling.. such as the Zalman ZM-NB47J

Question is.. i have a 6600GT right by the chipset cooler.. will the zalman fit in there? i kno it wont with the 7800GTs but im not sure how much longer ther PCB's are on those cards.. maybe someone can help me =]

A:eVGA 6600GT + eVGA NF43 + Zalman ZM-NB47J = happy? or not?

After looking at my 6600gt, the picture of the motherboad, and the picture of the cooler, I don't think it will work. You use the blue pci-e slot right?
I guess there are several options. If your chipset stays plenty cool you could try slowing the fan either using a software program, or by using a manual fan speed controller. Or I've seen people with the same heatsink and a similar board layout cut some of the spokes(or bend them), so that it wouldn't interfere with the card. There also might be replacments with a fan that is quieter available.
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I am running windows Home Premium 64bit. I just did a fresh install and when I ran the WEI the computer rebooted. I can run it with out being in SLI mode, but as soon as I enable and refresh the computer reboots. I am wondering if it is caused by the power supply. I have a rosewill RP650 2 psu. - Rosewill RP650-2 650W ATX12V v2.3 & EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

What are your thoughts?? I have the latest drivers and again this is a new OS install.

A:Evga GTX 260 SLI with Evga x58 mother board reboot issues

Hi and welcome to seven forums

How recent is the SLI? Have you just added the 2nd card?

Could you tell us the rest of your system specs or fill them in on your profile.

Do both cards work fine if you just have 1 installed?

Sounds like it could be a power issue if so.


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I ordered a 7800GTX "KO" with EVGA ACS3 cooling (bigger cover for heatsink fan and card) I also will have it as well the cpu on liquid cooling I am hoping to get near 2.7-2.8 alot with same core doing 2.7 - 3.0 on 64x2 4800 and not going to oc the already higher 490/1300
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I'm trying to build a reasonably priced SLI machine. I currently have 1 BFG 8800gt OC2 512mb card, i could buy another but i was wondering if i got a run of the mill 8800gt and OC'd it, would it be the same. The lowest i see 8800gt OC2's is $160 and the normal 8800gt's at around $100.

i was also wondering if a 550W Rosewill PSU would be sufficient enough to run two 8800gt's

your help is much appreciated,


A:8800gt OC2 same as OC'd regular 8800gt?

550W Rosewill PSUClick to expand...

Rosewill powersupplys have very bad quality, even if it can run your cards, it might not last long. 50002177 113142556&name=501 - 600W
exactly which powersupply is it, there are about 10 rosewill 550's.

Yes, the cards are the same, though I think you will have to find an older 8800gt and not a 9800gt, those are actually getting quite rare as they are all being replaced by 9800gt's. If your new card can't stay stable at the same speeds as the one you have now, I think you should clock it down to match.
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I have ECS GCT-M Motherboard Intel Duel Core cpu w power supply gigs ram I ran a gt for about years until it broke I wanted to replace it with a gt but didn t know if I had the requirements I wasn t trying to play anything state of the art on it Just wondering even at medium settings no 8800GT? Enough for overclocking or anything if it would be Enough for 8800GT? okay on my system Thanks for all your help I ve been reading tons of information about it I was just going to get another gt or the Ati equivelant if an gt would not work Edit Just noticed it was pci-express which my motherboard does not support Anyone have a tip on best Ati Enough for 8800GT? card I could use that dosen t need Thanks for all your help I ve been reading tons of information about it I was just going to get another gt or the best Ati that would work on my system nbsp

A:Enough for 8800GT?

What's your powersupply?
Whats your budget?
You have a PCIe, thats a start.
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Hi, I have a question. I recently bought a Corsair 450-Watt ATX PSU for my 8800GT. Will this be enough to run my 8800GT? My pc specs are below. Also, will this video card run a 22' LCD monitor running at 1680X1050 resolution? I had a 19' LCD, but would like to get bigger for gaming. Will I notice any quality loss by going bigger. Also, what is the difference between a single layer DVI cable and Dual layer. Is my processor or anything else inadequate for this setup?

Microsoft Windows Vista-Home Premium Edition (x32)
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz
2.00 GB Memory
250GB Hard Drive
CD-ROM Drive with Burner
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

A:PSU for 8800GT

It will be enough. It's quite a bit over the minimum. Would be just enough for a Radeon 4850 too (better than any geforce 8800 card (GT, GTS, GTX, Ultra)) If you want to be secure and not push the psu to the limits: WAIT a MINUTE! OCZ StealthXtream 600W's price has taken a great hike up the dollar cliff. Even the GameX 700W is cheaper now!

But a conclusion to your actual question: YES.
To the other question, depends on the games you play and the resolution of the 22" monitor. Ah. 1680x1050 Yes, it'll be quite fine. If you don't want 80 FPS in Crysis on high settings.
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i have a stock dell 375 w psu with +5v-22OA and +12va-18OA and -12V-220a and +12vb-18oa. Now heres the thing my current card is and 8800 gs and my psu though under the card's req my psu still run perfectly with my comp. The previous owner of my comp assure me that Nvidia put too much req on their card and to not wrry if ur card is under the req just a little it will run fine. Can someone please help me?

A:Will an 8800gt run on my psu

Yes, but possible not for long, or else not so well. The Dell is a good power supply, but it was designed for existing configuration. The risk is that something could fail that could make the experience expensive. You can get a more powerful power supply and install it yourself... You have to be careful that the new power supply is about the same size in length, width, and height... and that the power switch is in the right place. You can find a large variety on that show photos of the PSU's they sell. There are likely other sites that will also let you see them. Look for a 450 watt or greater from a good company. We like to use these in Dells: Sparkle, Seasonic, FSP Group, Corsair, OCZ, Antec, and evenCooler Master... as long as they have that power switch and cooling fan in the right place. There are 87 different power supply company brands. Only about 19 of them are truly good ones.
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Hey guys i just got my xfx 8800gt exteam edition card !

This this is such a step up from my 7600gt!!

My 3dmark 06 score is 11902 total. it used to be 3000

I Have so many games to test out, including crysis.

Its clocked at 640 by 1950 512 mb.

Ill post back soon with my new fps in games!
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since it is PCIe 2.0 does that mean that it will not fit on a X16 mother board?

A:8800GT Help!

i7weenie said:

since it is PCIe 2.0 does that mean that it will not fit on a X16 mother board? to expand...

From my research PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with a reduced bandwidth, it should still fit PCIe 16x
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Hello everybody Even though I am pretty glad of my GPU I just cannot continue to think that I have any chance to run all the new games that are becoming available with a and half years What after a 8800GT? old GT don't you agree Today I manage to run Crysis and Battlefield in high ultra high and get between and fps avg fps Although AvP runs as well What after a 8800GT? and almost every games I have which are not old at all C is not dangerous for a graphic card forget what you have learned since today But there's always a 'but' good times is finished and Metro has just killed my poor video card with a headshot saying quot I got you this time quot It made me come to the conclusion that I had to change the GPU as quickly as possible end of the introduction Now I will do it in speed mode PSU only W but quality hardware don't want to change if possible Usefulness no hardcore gaming just amusement and to make ALL the newest softs running with at least fps Money that's the main problem in fact The student standard of living is pretty low every-one knows it lt I think Heard about and GTX also read many threads included on this forum but I would like to find THE agreement between price and quality Wheither O C is possible to get better performance I say it's always a pleasure for me Dx Dx just don't care of a ridiculous difference in the th pixel m behind me joke inside I can barely wait but if you tell me that Nvidia is gonna release the best middle-end card ever for in months I say YES That's all folks A big thanks to any helper

A:What after a 8800GT?

hm... you could either shoot for ati or wait for nvidia
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Q: 8800gt

Hi guys i ain t great at coms and what not so i need help I recently installed the trial version of vista or 8800gt rather my friend did the problem is is that it overwrote some window files this 8800gt wouldn t 8800gt be a problem if i could use vista but because i am using a GT display driver which doesn t have a vista driver out yet it means i have to use the old windows while waiting for the driver to come out and so now i can t use microsoft word and many other things I need help i can t delete vista while waiting because it says that the file is in use even when i am using the old ver of windows formatting it doesn t work either My friend refuses to admit that windows could have overwritten anything but quite clearly it has and now it says quot your machine has had some serious configuration changes quot and asks me to put my Win XP disc to repair it when i do it it says that there is a newer version installed and so i cannot install it Any and all help is Appreciated SOS so how do i restore my windows XP thx nbsp

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Hello... I got a XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition xxx and its PCI-express 2.0... i have PCI-Express 1.0.. how much better is it going to be if i have 2.0?? like in % or any thiing?

And my GPU Fan its on 100% all the time.. dont know why .. but maybe because its overClocked.. from Clock 600 to 670 and Memry from 1800 Mhz to 1950.. maybe thats why..

A:8800GT Need help

There will not be any difference whatsoever. The 8800GT doesn't even use 1/2 the bandwith of PCI-e 1.0. PCI-e 2.0 is changing the bandwith from 2.5Gbit/s to 5.0Gbit/s, and allows for the graphics card to draw more power. You won't see any difference with the 8800GT and a PCI-e 2.0 motheboard vs. PCI-e 1.0 motherboard.

EDIT: To change your fan speed, download and install RivaTuner. With that utility you can set the fan speed to whatever you want.
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Hey, recently I have been thinking about building a new computer, and I would really like to put an 8800GT in it, due to its low price and relatively high performance. I have been looking around on newegg, and the cheapest one is around 270 dollars, and I have heard that it is supposed to cost closer to 200 dollars. Does anyone have any recommendations for where I could get an 8800GT rather cheaply? Thanks!

A:Where To Buy 8800GT

$200 8800GT 256mb should be out in the next 2 weeks. The 512mb can be up to $309. They were sold out for the most part on Mon+Tues of last week.
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Hey im building a new gaming computer and im stumped. I got pretty much everything done, except for me video card. I was trying to stay kinda cheap, but thats hard. I don't no if i really need a 8800GT or if i could go like 8600 or 8700... because 8800GTs are really spendy. Im okay with running games like Crysis on medium settings, or even high end low settings, i don't need to run it on high. so in simple form, do i really need to take the extra step and buy the 8800GT? or just use like a 8700 or 8600?

Thanks in advance.

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hey mates,
i've been surfing around looking for 8800gt cards and i've noticed that i can save about $50US if i get the normal clock speed version of some of them. is the factory OC really much of a factor vs OCing it myself
also, they are all pci 2.0, as far as i KNOW my mobo is a pci x16, am i going to need to upgrade my mobo (ecs nforce 570 slit a 5.1) before i can get a new card? if i can't use it whats the best card i can get for under $300US? (preferably around $250US)

A:Saving a bit on an 8800gt?

the pci-e 2.0 version will work in your motherboard fine, the new mbbs being produced today have a faster slot and that is it although it is still a pci-e16 slot.
here is the link to the cheapest 8800GT I know of although newegg has lots and if u look they will have like u are looking for
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Hey guys,

I have a few questions,bullet pointed.

I currently have a GTX 460 768mb graphics card,Its awesome!,But i also have a Asus 8800GT Graphics card lying around unused.

Do you think pairing a GTX 460 + a 8800GT for Dedicated Physx would be a good idea?
It would mean id have to get another mobo with 2x Pci-e X16 slots but on ebay there are occasionally good deals and i could sell my old one.

Also would i still get DX11 if i used a DX10 card for Physx?
Would the 8800GT bottleneck the 460?
Could my power supply handle the load? (OCZ StealthXStream 600w)

A:Gtx 460 + 8800gt (Physx)

Running an 8800GT as a Physx card would be fine. You'd still get DX11 capabilities in DX11 games, as well as some increase in performance if you're playing heavy Physx games such as Mafia 2. It won't bottleneck your 460. Once you get it up and running. Just have a search for some Physx reviews for a general idea.
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I have the Geoforce 8800GT and I was looking through the Nvidia settings when I noticed an option for anisotropic filtering. which currently appears to be set at "Application Controlled" but there are options for 2x 4x 6x and 16x. I am going to take a wild guess here and say since the card can go to 16x, I might want to switch to that?

I play mostly BF-2 and I remember seeing a setting in there for I believe anti aliasing which I "THINK" is set at only 8x. Then again I am not 100% sure. The game itself might only have the ability for 8x. So should I set this to 16x?

Thank you

P.S. Ok I just checked in my BF-2 settings and the anti aliasing only goes as high as 8x.

A:Geoforce 8800GT

Forced anti-aliasing may have a higher impact on the performance than ingame controlled anti-aliasing, and may not look as good as ingame AA, yet, go ahead and try. It should look better, and should run fine with the combination of an old game and a decent card.

If there's some problems using the forced 16x, you might also want to try D3DOverrider to set the AA value to 16. May or may not work better.
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I am sporatically getting a BSoD with my computer. I am not sure what exactly is causing the problem, but I believe it may be my video card.

The error report is as follows

BCCode : 9c BCP1 : 00000004 BCP2 : 8054D5F0 BCP3 : B2000010
BCP4 : 00010C0F OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

I have updated every driver on my machine.
I have update windows XP, which is the operating system I am currently using.

Any advice as to what may be causing this problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSoD with new 8800gt

What drivers did you install with the Nvidia 8800GT? If the drivers were off a supplied CD, go to the Nvidia website and get newer drivers from there
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I overclocked my 8800gt From 600/1500/900 to 700/1704/975.

The heat isnt too bad as i have uped the fan speed from 25% to 60% or 80%
Its about 50 C Not gaming and goes into the low 60's when gaming.

I want to overclock too 700/1800/1000 But thought i ebtter get a better coolling first.

Im on a tight budget and need cooling! Lol
Any ideas?

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Hey everyone first time posting here read around and saw some helpful posts for people so I decided to register and ask here Sorry for the long post I m pretty lost So Here is my current system - Asus A N-E nForce BIOS revision - gig of DDR RAM - MSI ATI x XL mb -bit - AMD Athlon ghz - Raidmax atx v w came which Mobo 8800GT: PSU? CPU, New and with the case I ve had this system since October I have decided to finally upgrade my Video card and decided on an gt after reading all the reviews I could I New 8800GT: which CPU, Mobo and PSU? found it on Tigerd rect com for after rebate and had a gift card to TD so all in all the gt cost me I decided on this over the HD that was the same price My problems I do not think my PSU can handle the new vid card I heard that my will severely bottleneck the GT If I replace my processor I might as well replace my mobo as well I guess maybe one that supports SLI If I get a DDR mobo I ll need to get DDR RAM my A N-E only supports DDR So basically I have VERY limited money I have about to spend on the mobo RAM PSU and processor I m not even sure if thats possible I am looking for the best SLI capable PSU for cheap at least w I am looking for the best SLI capable mobo thats compatible with gt for cheap I am looking for a decent processor maybe C D that falls in that price range Ever since my first computer i have had AMD Would I get better price to perfoamnce with Intel Sorry for the crazy long post and about whining for help I just don t know what to get or whats compatible with each other My current rig I got off IBuyPower so I didn t have to make sure everything was compatible they did that for me ANY help would be appreciated xRome New 8800GT: which CPU, Mobo and PSU? nbsp

A:New 8800GT: which CPU, Mobo and PSU?

SLi isn't necessary unless you want to have a dual graphic card setup, so unless your planning to get 2x 8800GT you won't need it. Anyway these bundles both have SLi and both support the memory and power supply.


Intel (If its to expensive or want even better look for the core 2 duos.)

Memory (Really any DDR2 667mhz or 800mhz will do you.)

I don't know just how different the performance will be but even though the AMD processor has a higher clock speed the Intel on will still be very similar and in some cases faster.

Power (Power supply you can look around as well, 500 or more should do.)
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Even with RivaTuner, my 8800GT always gets hot. I have a Xion Onyx case with a rear exhaust fan and two side fans. It's not the most ventilated of cases, but it's ok. When I do open it up, though, it's pretty hot inside (my case is very clean, by the way). I'm wanting an extra fan for it, but I'd rather not replace anything on my card, just add something to my case. This looks perfect, and reviews said that it can make quite a difference in temperatures. I've also heard good things about the DuOrb and the Zalman VF700, but both of those require replacing the card's fan, which I'd rather not do. Can anyone give some advice? I'm not expecting freezing temps, just something below 92.

A:Cooling for my 8800GT

Can anyone help?
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Hi, I'm going to buy a GeForce 8800GT and I have a 380 Watt PSU: Seasonic S12 380W.

I'm not sure if it can handle the 8800GT card. Here are specs for the PSU (I'm not good at that stuff so I'll post all I can find that I think could be relevant):

ATX12V V2.0
PCI-E Connector (6P)
+12V1 - 10A
+12V2 - 15A

A:Will 8800GT work with this PSU?

Minimum System Requirements

1GB of system memory

Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows XP
CD or DVD-ROM drive

50MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation

425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a standard PC configured with an Intel® Core?2 Extreme X6800 processor)

PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot

One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector -or- Two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectorsClick to expand...

this was taken from tigerdirect on this 8800gt
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hey all,
i've been keeping an eye on the 8800gt 512 for awhile, waiting for them to come down in price. now that they are starting to i've noticed that evga (and a few others) have a 1gig version.
has anyone seen any comparisons between the two? i'm just wondering if its worth the extra $70US

A:8800gt 1gb worth it?

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i juz bought a 8800gt OC alpha dog edition. it says tat it is an over clocked gpc so does it mean tat it overclocks itself to 640mhz or muz i adjust it manually to overclock? sorry for the noob question =p

A:8800gt OC edition.does it OC by itself?

My friend has a BFG 8800GT OC. I'm pretty sure that the product will come already overclocked, and the GPU will be functioning faster than an average 8800GT.
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would 2x 8600gts cards be worth the money?

the two im looking at @ have a core clock of 700mhz
and a memory clock @ 2100mhz gddr3 , only thing im worried about is the stream proccesors, i really dont know how much of a difference the 112 of a 8800gt is compared to the 32 in the 8600gts.

guess my overall question is,

would i get better gaming from 1x 8800gt or 2x 8600gts's?

if i get the 8800gt it would have to be the 256mb memory gddr3 vs
the 512mb gddr3 from the two 8600gts's combined.

thanks in advance,

system spec's these card(s) will be used in :

evga 590i sli mainboard socket am2
4000+ amd cpu 2.1ghz dual core
4gigs (2x2) A-data pc6400
rosewill 600watt sli certified psu
300gb seagate 16mb cache HD
cheap black case with plenty of cooling.

A:Cant afford 2x 8800gt's....

I'd get the single 8800gt. The 8800's are much better than the 8600 series. In SLI, the vram doesn't combine, so if you have 256mb x 2, then you still have a "256mb card."
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I just recently built a new system and I put a BFG 8800GT 512mb OC video card in it. Before going out and purchasing the latest and greatest in games as far as graphics go, I decided to test the card with F.E.A.R.

With the resolution at 1280x1020, I am able to play with settings completely maxed out. I ran a temperature log and noticed that my card would peak at around 95-96 degrees celsius. How unsafe is it to have the card running at these levels and can I expect the temperature to rise a great deal with games such as Bioshock and Crysis? Thanks.

A:8800GT temperature

the problem with that is defining the word "safe". companies say that cards and processors and things can go fairly high in terms of temperature "safely". but i don't think that high of a temperature is very safe at all. you'll end up diminishing the life-time of your card quite a bit.

and yes, you can expect the temps to rise with games like those. the better the graphics, the more the card, processor, and ram have to work. and that means more power, and more heat.

if i were you, i would DEFINITELY go out and buy an aftermarket cooler for that card. you don't want to have downed 250 bucks or more for a card that's just going to go up in flames.

if you had read the warnings in Techspot's review of this card, you'd have noted that this card does indeed generate quite a bit of heat.

but as i said. i'd suggest buying a from zalman. they make great cooling devices. if you want, i can help you look for one on newegg.
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i want to 8800gt and it says its PCI express 2.0... i read that PCI express cards will not fit in a conventional PCI slot... what do i have to do to make sure it does fit in my computer

A:8800gt PCI question

You have to find out if your motherboard has a PCI-Express x16 slot. It either does or doesn't. Because you ask this question in the first place, we must assume your PC is not self-built. Knowing the PC brand and model you have would help us help you.
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Hello, Steven
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A:XFX 8800GT tv out problem

Quote: Originally Posted by redkanji

Do not know if this is already answered. Did not get anything in search, and I am new here.

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Samo da znaš da analogni S-VHS podržava rezoluciju do 640x480
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what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

post the minidumps and we can get someone to check them
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Any input would be great.


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That kind of depends on what resolution you game at, what level of eye candy you're happy with in-game, what games you are playing and budget if you were to upgrade.
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Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Select your Video Card, OS and download it from there.

Cheers. Punkster

EDIT: if you search for Nvidia 8 Series, there will not be any drivers available for Win7, i guess is some kind of bug on the website, just search for another model of video card. I.E.: 9800GT, later on the download it will say which models are compatible with that driver and you'll see the GeForce 8 Series in it, including your 8800GT, but don't download the GeForce 500 Series drivers cause those only work for GTX 580/570

Here's a Direct Link for the 260.99 Drivers:
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A:Xfx Geforce 8800GT temperature

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A:GeForce 8800GT Fan Speed

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A:8800GT Frame Rate

Originally Posted by Viking707

I just built a new system with Vista64 Ultimate. Here are the specs:

Processor = AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core
Motherboard = Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
Power Supply = Antec TruPower Trio 430
RAM = OCZ 4GB PC6400 SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel DDR2
Video Card = eVGA GeForce 8800GT w/512MB
Sound Card = AC?97 onboard sound
Display = Dell FP2001 20.1? UXGA LCD
Hard Drive = Seagate SATA 300GB w/16MB buffer
Optical = LG DVD-RAM (16x +/-R 10x ?RAM)
Removable = Generic 7-1 Media Reader
Webcam = Microsoft VI-6000[/font]

When I play Dundeons & Dragons Online my framerate varies between 20-60 in populated places and 100+ only if I stare at the walls. This seems too low. I was getting better framerates running XP on a AMD 3800+ x2 with a 7600GS.

I've tried the nVidia 169.25 drives and the 171.20 betas from guru. Not much difference.

Is this a Vista 64 problem that will be fixed with SP!?..... or
Is this an nVidia driver problem that will be fixed with later drivers.......or
Is my power supply too weak?.......... or
Is DDO the problem?.......... or
Are my expectations too high?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-Brad Dunlap

Welcome to the forums Brad!

60 FPS with an 8800 GT is good, especially in DDO (I have both myself). 20 seems a little low, can't say why, it could be a combination of factors which are causing this. It sounds like you've got the latest drivers. Maybe rolling back the driver may have some impact if the latest ones are not performing well.

You can download the 163 driver here: ForceWare Release 163

I wish I could give you a magic bullet to fix things. You might also try adjusting the settings within DDO itself.

Let us know how things work out for you.
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im running off the card now, its not detected inside my device manager tho...

if i try installing drivers the card isnt in the pc, or vista isnt 32bit... which it both is!!

this is EXTREMELY important to get done.. i have lots of coursework to do, in very little time. (2 days!!)

Right- here is my pc
Information and Instructions - IMEDIA X2416 - PB80146101 - iMedia - platform_amadeus_imedia - Desktop
Please help
i feel like im stuck in a dead end..i did try googling it. ;(

A:8800GT 1GB alpha dog problem

Originally Posted by gd0t

hey guys, heres the problem...
im running off the card now, its not detected inside my device manager tho...

if i try installing drivers the card isnt in the pc, or vista isnt 32bit... which it both is!!

this is EXTREMELY important to get done.. i have lots of coursework to do, in very little time. (2 days!!)

Right- here is my pc
Information and Instructions - IMEDIA X2416 - PB80146101 - iMedia - platform_amadeus_imedia - Desktop
Please help
i feel like im stuck in a dead end..i did try googling it. ;(

did you go to nvidia for the driver? look here GeForce 8 Series

good luck