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I need a 128 MB 6600 GT AGP with excellent cooling/fan.

Q: I need a 128 MB 6600 GT AGP with excellent cooling/fan.


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i am building my own unit and i need help with a Cooling fan I wanted to be quite and excellent as far as cooling and lasting, Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks again

A:Quite and excellent cooling fan?

i know im not a guru or anything and i dont know much about fans to recommend any but i thought it might help the next people who read this to know what you are trying to said you are building a new computer so im guessing you are wanting some case fans and a cpu fan? might also help if you posted your build so we know what your trying to cool so the tech wizards can tell you the appropriate fan/s. also how much are you wanting to spend.
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I've just ordered a new PC and the seller has installed a 6600LE (256MB PCI-e) instead of a 6600 (256MB PCI-e) although I paid for the latter. Can anyone point out what the difference is?
As always, any guidance is much appreciated

A:Difference between 6600 & 6600 LE ?

You have been ripped off.
The 6600LE is a significantly slower and cheaper video card with less pixel pipelines and lower clock rates.
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A:Cooling fan 90b error message and malfunctioning cooling fan...

Dear Thomas, 90b Error message occurs when there is firmware or a Hardware issue with the fan. Please install the following update on the Notebook. It is the bios update, most likely to fix if its a firmware issue. However, if the issue persists, kindly contact our support center.we will be happy to help you fix it. Cheers!

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Run hijack - mark this and then click fix checked

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A:Warning: A problem with the cooling system has been detected. cooling problem

OEM Laptop parts?...

OEM laptopparts?... Good luck call the builder of the system and get a new one even off warrenty they will often ship the parts free if it is just a fan. I would run the lappy opened for a few seconds to see in the fan is running, DONOT think about putting one finger on the system when it is like this and don't move till you turn the system off cotton shirt and denem is a good thing to ware when doing this to reduce the static charge grab the power cable and hold it a second or two then turn the system off holding the cable, ot dispell static and the human body cannot feel static charges less then 3000 volts and at 30 you can kill parts in your computer... on some systems even less then 30 v will kill it. As far as the temp reader when you replace the fan on most laptops the reader is build into the fan so if it was the reader then that will be fixxed if the problem continues they I would E Bay the system for parts and start looking at new systems... As far as Intel build Laptops go get a Dell or a Toshiba if you want some real Power for you money gen and AMD Rig from Aser... I like their Farrie Line as they have evrything you will need in a laptop and they will handle some real crazy newer games... there is a few Asers that will handle HL2 and Doom3 not at max setting but it will run better then some towers that are playing the games... Just rember that with Dell you are doning to pay for the better inhouse tech support then you will if you buy something from HP were most of the call tech work is contracted out to a Quebec Canadian ferm where they speak French first and English second, if you are lucky you will get a Western Canadian brack where they Speak English. 90% of all Dell calls go to their Western Canadian Centers and soon to be all of their calls as they are closing up shop in India and going with the higher costs of Tech help in the Canadian and U.S. market. Dell Call centers in the U.S. are for customer out side the U.S. and the Canadian ones are for people out side of Canada as that is how most call centers work. Sony makes some good systems aswell but you will pay alot mor then even Dell and tech help is not that good.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1534 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 177072 MB, Free - 140941 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 34 MB; E: Total - 61388 MB, Free - 55891 MB; F: Total - 61399 MB, Free - 47584 MB; G: Total - 243742 MB, Free - 66739 MB;
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Also, anyone know if the side window vent is a 90mm or 92mm fan placement?

Note: The intake fan is 120mm.

any help will be the best thanks.

Please provide links with the item please.

A:Good to Excellent intake fan please.

the best way to guage a fan's performance is by the CFM rating. the higher the rating, the more air it can push or suck in. and one of the best ones i've seen has a cfm rating of about 63. normal ones i've seen are around the 35cfm mark. and this is one is advertised as being exceedingly quiet as well. it's very high quality. you might be able to tell that from the price. but it's well worth it if you want performance and quality.

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A:No connectivity despite excellent signal

Having both the Belkin Wireless Controller and Windows Wireless controller on at the same time could cause this. Try turning one of them off.

Not sure how to turn the Belkin off, but here is how to turn off the Windows controller.

Go into Control Panel, Administration Tools, Services.
Go to the bottom of the list to find the Windows Controller.
Wireless Zero Configuration for XP, WLAN Auto Configuration for Vista/7.
Double click on the controller name to pull up Properties Window.
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A:Is DDR2 excellent memory?

Is there a reason for asking?

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A:Need excellent comp maintenance recommendation

Hi, so called cleanup programs like registry cleaners can and often do, cause more problems than they solve.
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Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools
Download Security Check by screen317 from.

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When the scan has finished click OK
Copy and Paste the report in your next post.

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A:Limited Connection with Excellent signal

Go to Start/Run and type CMD and hit enter. In the Command Prompt type in Ipconfig /all the Default Gateway is the IP address of your router. Now ping the router. Now type Ping and the IP address of the Default Gateway. You should get a reply. If it times out, then restart the modem, router, and PC.
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(That post is also in this section of the Forum)

They at least seemed to be very interested in this and will get back to me asap.

(And this is for the FREE version).

At least AVAST seem to understand the meaning of the word "Support" without having to go round and round through endless telephone menus and the absolute horror of those "Indian" call centres.

I'll be interested in what they come up with.


A:Avast -- EXCELLENT support for problem

encouraging to hear jimbo. I have been supporting/installing avast myself as of lately. With reading/hearing this make me want to keep on having it installed. I havent had any crashes/hangs. From what i can tell compared to other AV, its doing its job pretty well when i throw things at it.
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A:wireless connecting only if signal is excellent

Well, I think you hit the drivers, and another NIC works, so I'd have them replace it, seems like we're running out of other possibilities.
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A:Excellent connection but slow Internet.

Hi there,

Head to - The Global Broadband Speed Test, run a test by clicking on a icon near your location, at the end you will get the option to copy the result link, post it here please.

Wireless connection is based on your connection too the router, not the speed of your connection, fair enough to say the higher the signal the better the connection. Lets see the result.

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Are you overclocking?
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A:Slow internet - Excellent Connection

This Microsoft article might give you a starting point to troubleshoot:

Why is my Internet connection so slow?
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A:Excellent Connection, but not receiving packets

Are you able to connect and get internet access by ethernet?

Please set the wireless for DHCP addressing, try to connect and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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I think the 6600 cards are over-hyped. Radeon 9800 Pros and XTs usually out perform them. Buth the video cards performance also depends alot on the speed of the CPU.
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A:Refurbisher who actually restores to excellent working condition

Well refurbish :/

I would imagine any would not be refurbished if they were worth having they would still be in the owners hands
Some companies recycle machines which most came from x-p days which are inadequate for win-7 64 bit.

For the least amount of irritation..... I'd probably think build your own rather than buying refurbished units
Of course this is not going to be cheap by any means
So for one post a realistic budget

I personally wouldn't even consider a refurbished unit
I'd lean more to upgrading an older one you might already have.
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A:excellent wireless connection( local access only)

would you do the following please
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
post back results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste
For your information only
these tests will check various stages of the connection, the first ping test, ping default gateway checks to see if you still have a connection to the router the next two
Ping & Ping tests the connection to internet , one by name and one by number which checks that the dns is workingClick to expand...

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A:Solved: Excellent Signal and Horrible Speeds

Did you try changing channels?
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A:Signal Strength = Excellent, Speed = 1 Mbps

Make sure you have the latest driver for the wireless adapter.

Could be the adapter or router beginning to fail. How to recover after the bandwidth plummets?

In an apartment building there are lots of opportunities for wireless interference, such as from 2.4Ghz cordless phones and other networks on the same or close channel.

Firewalls either block or not; I have never heard of them affecting speed as in your symptoms.
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A:Excellent signal strength but little to no internet connectivity

Copied this from a post by pedroguy.

Ok:This is what we know about that Atheros adapter.Boils down to two possibilities :
Encryption and or driver issue.
I think both of those are covered below.
Courtesy of ETAF and Terrynet on the Networking Forum:

Atheros AR5007EG & AR5007
We have recently been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters over the last few months, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply to all HPs / Compaqs machines
- the poster did an online scan for driver updates on the HP website here HP Product Detection which resulted in a solution. Solved: Can't connect to internet wirelessly - Atheros AR5007 Wifi through Clear Comm - Tech Support Guy Forums

If you can post the Make and EXACT model of your PC here, along with the windows version you have and we will see if we can find the driver and will post a link as a reply here.

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved the issue

--- 4) A few posters here with the same issue have found that the driver from this site ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows resolved the issue
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I do NOT know anything about the site mentioned ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows

However, if you do decide to try the driver, Please let us know the outcome

Direct link to the drivers are below
You only need to click on the green download button labelled " click to download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started

Vista 32 Bit
Drivers for Atheros AR5007 and Windows Vista
Although this driver has shown up in BSODs (Blue Screen Of Death) on Vista SP2 systems, usually conflicting with updated Vista OS drivers like netio.sys, tcpip.sys and other networking related drivers.

Vista 32 Bit
Drivers for Atheros AR5007EG and Windows Vista
Assuming that after all the above the wireless still does not connect to the internet, all I can suggest is to use wireless security of WEP or to get an external USB wireless card.
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A:wifi no internet access with excellent signal

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A:Excellent Signal Strength No Internet Connection

Hello and welcome to TSF

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A:excellent wireless connection, no internet access

Quote: Originally Posted by jikot

Hello all,

Long time lurker, first time poster here.

I just installed 32-bit win7 ultimate on my laptop, and am (still) having a spot of bother getting my internets from a public router located near my girlfriend's place.

My problem is the following: I connect to the router fine and the signal quality is excellent, but there is no internet access at all.
The wireless connection icon in the taskbar shows a yellow warning triangle, and when hovering over it with my mouse pointer I read the following: "no internet access".

Last week when I still had xp on the laptop I had the exact same problem: excellent connection, no internet access.
Both with xp and win7 I had no problems at all connecting to my router at home.

I have been connecting to the troublesome router for months on my iphone, without any issues. Any random macbook also connects to it without any problems.

When I run diagnostics I am told the following: "wireless network connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration".

TCP/IPv4 is set to "obtain an IP address/DNS server automatically", and has been since the beginning, with DHCP enabled.

I've tried anything and everything I found floating around on the internet (including disabling TCP/IPv6 as well as a whole slew of other settings), but to no avail.

Obviously, my wireless card (Intel wireless wifi link 4965AGN) works perfectly (works great on my home router), and so does the public router from which I'm trying to get internet access (works admirably on anything mac: iphone, macbooks).

My guess is the problem lies somewhere in my settings, and I have been going over all of the relevant settings I could find some twenty times. No love.

I really hope any of you can offer some advice, I'm getting super angry!

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I also updated the wireless card driver to the very latest, no worky

Hi and welcome

can you type cmd in search>type ipconfig /all> make a screen shot>upload it to us.

Let us know if you need help with any of that
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Assuming you have a 6600GT make sure that you have power connected directly to the card (should be just a 4 pin molex).
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A:My Satellite Pro 6600!

You haven't told us what operating system this is, but freezing during a format operation would suggest a hardware problem first and foremost. So you may well need some professional help to resolve this.

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A:GeFORCE 6 6600 AGP

Have you installed the latest drivers for the card?
If not then you should immedately download and install the latest drivers.

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A:Evga 6600 256 PCI-E

It should definatly do the trick, I think it would do the job even on full graphics for those games. Of course it would depend on things like your chipset, and amount of ram u have. I run something compareable, radeon 9600 pro 256 mb, AMD 64 3200+ 2.2 ghz, 1 gig of ram with an Nforce3. It can run these games perfect.

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A:Having troubles with my 6600

Do you have the power connectors plugged into the card and have an adequate PS. If you do then you need to return the card. You should not have to hand start the fan.
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Am not sure what to do ...

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A:My XFX 6600 card !

If it doesn't say 450/800, what DOES it say? Does it say anything? Sometimes they don't say, but don't worry about it. Just leave it at the setting it comes with and you'll be fine.
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(p.s. i know i can get them online for a little cheaper, but there's no shipping, and this guy always gets my stuff and helps me out when stuff goes wrong so thats why i buy from him)

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A:BFG 6600 GT OC Issues

Lol, I think we know the reasons for "artifacting".

Aftermarket cooling generally solves this problem.
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A:do i really need a fan for my GeForce 6600 GT ?

No you can't, the card will overheat even when running 2D (unless you seriously underclock it). You can install silent ones such as the Zalman VF700.

You can always try to install the Gainward Expertool which allows you to makes the fan run at different speeds depending on the workload & heat output. The thermal probe on the 6600GT needs to be active though & some brands disabled it for some reason.
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A:2nd 6600 no good?

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Rate Rate Bandwidth Fill Memory Geometry Estimated
GF 6600GT 4000 375 15259 132% 74% 99% 101.7%
GF 6800LE 2560 400 21362 84% 103% 105% 97.3%

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A:the dreaded 6600 help!!

Did you plug it into the monitor? Did you actually take out the old card too?(you didn't say you did and I'm just getting the stupid questions out of the way first )
If by "power cables that came with it" you mean this:
then I'd highly suggest plugging that in
What kind of PSU are you working with?