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Faulty XFX GeForce 6600GT 256 AGP card

Q: Faulty XFX GeForce 6600GT 256 AGP card

Hi all My first post so please excuse me if I don t quite get my problem across Last week my XFX GeForce gt MB AGP grafix card started to act a little weird year old card I was playing Star Wars Galaxies when I opened up my Inventory pulls up a box full of spinning pictures of your Inventory As I did this my PC froze and the screen went AGP card 256 GeForce XFX 6600GT Faulty all fuzzy and distorted I Faulty XFX GeForce 6600GT 256 AGP card first thought it was just a game crash and reset my system only the problem continued when I rebooted SWG Other aspects of playing SWG were fine just when I opened any box or inventory did it go funny The other game it was going weird with was Battleknight online game after the log on screen it shows you a battleknight loading page This was all distorted too Dots and pixels all out of sorts What baffles me is that the grafix card acts normal with internet pages and basic functions it just freaks out when using it on SWG and Battleknight I have tried to use the Ntune program that you get with the latest Nvidia drivers but that just freezes as it tries to check the card I have taken out the card and given it a good celan using an air spray but it has no effect on my problem The card cost me brand new so I am a bit loathe to give up on it for the moment I have the latest Nvidia drivers loaded I have checked that the fan is still working and it is I have a W PSU which should be fine Is it on it s way out or can it be saved Thanks in advance for any ideas on how to fix My spec ASUS P P S-X mobo MB Mhz RAM PC W PSU Windows XP Pro SP nbsp

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A: Faulty XFX GeForce 6600GT 256 AGP card

Oh specialized support!

I believe it's your video card itself
I have a 512Meg that even has issues sometimes

I think you're best to uninstall it fully
Turn off
Detach the card gain
If you have onboard video, start with that
Turn on
Then use Driver Sweeper to remove any leftovers
Actually even run CCleaner
Turn off
Install your (clean) Addon video card
Re-install the latest drivers again
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A:New Geforce 6600GT graphics card?

Did you uninstall the old drivers for your old card and(I have to ask) did you take out the old card? Also, what kind of power are you working with?
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A:ATI Radeon 9800XT vs GeForce 6800 vs GeForce 6600GT

It depends on which maker, really. But in general, the 6800 is the best of the three listed, followed by the 6600GT, then the 9800XT.
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A:GeForce 6600GT and LE?

The 6600LE is a bastardized version of the 6600GT. It has half the pipes and is much slower than the 6600GT. Not really worth the price at all if you are wanting to play any of today's newer games.
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Gonna go along with :
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OK this one I seriously Problems With GeForce 6600GT... cant figure out Ever since I reinstalled Windows XP after installing my Problems With GeForce 6600GT... Gigabyte mobo and chipset I ve been having problems with running games under DirectX For some reason if I run a game it will run fine for abou minutes or so and then out of nowhere artifacts will start popping up all over the screen and slow the fps rate waaaay down I ve already checked to see if there are any issues with the motherboard and the card but have found none which would be very strange seeing that it s a nForce chipset I ve also checked to see if it s been overheating but its been cooler in this case than it was in the other case I called PNY for help but just as my luck was they had seemed to close before they we re supposed to close and I can only call before PM if I want to get a hold of a representative which is kinda hard seeing that I have this thing called a life that seems to get in the way of that I checked nVidia s site on the problem and they reported that people have been having the same problem and to download some driver which didnt help at all And checking PNY s website for help is a joke upon itself seeing that there is no way to get a hold of tech support without calling them or sending an RMA in Can anyone help a gamer in need nbsp

A:Problems With GeForce 6600GT...

Are you running DirectX 9.0? If not, I recommend you try it, see:
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i use intel 82915g/gv/910gl express chipset family. i need geforce 6600gt ( and btw is it okay if i download this driver? ( i found a lot of download massages ) )
will downloading geforce 6600gt be okay with my motherborad or do i have to buy geforce 6600gt. ( how much is it? ).or do i have to replace my motherboard and buy a new one?
the second question is, if processor would affect my gaming. i found out that my processor is worse then the requirements, and i would like to know if it would stop the game from running. thank you!

A:Geforce 6600GT vs. my motherboard

What are your computers full specs... It would be a silly thing to change your motherboard just to play a game. It depends on what your motherboard model is, before you can choose a video card over the on-board video...
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AMD Athlon64 3200 Socket 939
BioStar 'GeForce 6100-M9' Mobo
nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT PCI-Express

Whenever I play any game (WoW, Civ4, etc) The card/computer will reboot randomly, sometimes after a few minutes, sometimes a few hours. I believe it's the card, as Civ4 runs fine on the mobo's integrated card. I have already replaced the 6600GT with a brand-new one, but no dice.

Any suggestions?

it is properly seated
the drivers are up-to-date
It is on the compatibility list of the games

A:GeForce 6600GT PCI-E Problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

A couple of things for your to check.

1 Overheating. Check your temps.

2 Underpowered psu.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Anyone heard anything bad about either?

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A:Geforce 6600GT won't install

Try using MS update for the drivers, get the latest stable release. Which is like 88.98 or something.
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A:GeForce 6600GT vs my motherboard

The 6600gt doesn't come in pci. It comes in pci-express(pci-e, not pci-X) and agp. Pci-e requires new motherboards that support it. It cannot be used with pci. An agp 8x 6600gt may work. If the card is agp 4x/8x(many are) it should work, but if it's only agp 8x, then it might not.
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Hello. I am upgrading my system and I have a old system, by that I mean I have an AGP slot and not a PCI slot of videocard. So I tried to find suitable videocards for me and decided to buy a Geforce 6600 GT.

--I want to know that is there any major difference between 256mb and 128mb version of the card because I could not find a 256mb version of the agp.

--Can I run the AGP 8x card on AGP 4x?

--How long is this card going to work fine, I mean for how long I dont need an upgrade after buying this card?


A:Many questions concerning Geforce 6600Gt

The 6600GT is considered an "entry level" card. It can handle today's newer games at medium settings and get decent framerates.

There is not a big difference between the 256mb and 128mb version. Both perform similarly.

Yes, you can run the 8x card on an AGP4x motherboard.

It all depends on how picky you are, and at how many fps you feel a game becomes unplayable. You'll probably be OK for a year or so if you are OK with turning down the settings of the games. But a year max would be my guess....
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Okay I have a bit of a problem I recently started to upgrade my computer I bought a new case fans and Artifacts GeForce with 6600GT the got a better but used mother board and graphics card Everything was running fine since I was now using an agp card instead of a pci and I was able to play my games on the higher settings and shaders that my previous card couldn t handle I was just using the generic or I would guess it to be power supply that came packaged with my new case I didn t expect much Artifacts with the GeForce 6600GT of it but one day it died on me I was previously using an old sony viao and so I took the power supply from that a tiny Artifacts with the GeForce 6600GT watt PSU and put it in my computer so that I could get online to order new parts The PSU from the viao however was alot shorter and because of it being in a much larger case the cables could not stretch to my disc drives but I was able to get everything else powered up so that I could use anything that was on my computer Everything was working fine too I was even able to get into my games namely Lineage and even with the watt PSU I was still able to play it flawlessly on all the same settings I was previously I ordered a new power supply Thermaltake TR - W and a new heat sink Thermaltake Silent Boost RX K as the old one was pretty loud The new PSU and heat sink lowered my computers temp a good bit too The problem came after installing the new hardware and when I try to play games Lineage Thief and especially Oblivion get these flashing textures usually of green and purple on the screen And they follow the textures of the item in game so that you won t have the artifact crossing from one item in the game into another Another thing is that the textures at least for Lineage only have the artifacts on them if using a certain type of shader I believe it was called hdr or something Even if I keep all my graphics on the highest setting but switch to what is called the glow shader the problem goes away I ve tried making sure the power cable is plugged into my card properly I updated my drivers and I lowered my processor speed because I did have it over-clocked a bit None of this fixed the problem and my computer is not over-heating Plus I don t see how my card could be damaged since it was working fine with a watt power supply Here is my specs Operating System Windows XP Home Edition Build Service Pack xpsp sp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer NVIDIA System Model AWRDACPI BIOS Award Modular BIOS v PG Processor AMD Athlon tm XP MMX DNow GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C WINDOWS DirectX Version DirectX c I am not exactly stellar when it comes to computer problems like this so if anymore information is needed just let me know nbsp

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A:geforce 6600gt screen lines

Does it do it in all games or only in one? It could be a game issue(check for a patch), if it's only one game, or it could be a defective/overheating gpu if it's in all games.
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-GeForce 6600GT-
Platform: PC
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Slot Type: PCI Express x16
Chipset Brand: NVIDIA
Chipset: GeForce 6600
Core Clock Speed: 500 MHz
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Memory Technology: DDR3
Memory Speed: 1 GHz
RAMDAC Speed: dual 400 MHz
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Refresh Rate at Max Resolution: 85 Hz
Flat Panel Max Resolution: 1900 x 1200
Video Standards: HDTV

-Radeon 9800 Pro-
Platform: PC
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
Slot Type: AGP
AGP Support: AGP 4X
Chipset Brand: ATI
Chipset: RADEON 9800 Pro
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Memory Technology: DDR
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Refresh Rate at Max Resolution: 85 Hz
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Video Standards: HDTV NTSC (Full)

A:GeForce 6600GT or Radeon 9800 Pro

As I don't own either one of these, I can't say which is the best, but I can tell you this. The GeForce card that you list, shows to be a PCi Express card, and you have to have a motherboard that supports that. Unless you have a pretty new computer and or motherboard, you can rule that one out. I'll bet you have a AGP slot, so if you do, be sure and look for AGP cards only. IF you need an AGP card the 6600GT also comes in AGP version.
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Hey all, apparently has it in stock, check it out

Costs about $30 more than pci-express tho, oh well.

anyone happen to know if this card will only work on agp 8x, or will agp4x be fine??

A:geforce 6600gt AGP availible!!! woot!

amazon_sephy said:

Hey all, apparently has it in stock, check it out

Costs about $30 more than pci-express tho, oh well.

anyone happen to know if this card will only work on agp 8x, or will agp4x be fine??Click to expand...

No. AGP Pro video card will only work in AGP Pro, however, AGP 4X,8X will work on either AGP 8X or 4X. Please research more information on that card. If the vendor stated that the video card only say of AGP 8X. it wont work in AGP 4X. AND YOU CANNOT PUT PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD IN A PCI! if your motherboard say that the video card compability of AGP 4x, and 8X then it will works. Check out your mobo manual.

P.S. Please use the approprate english language instead of 1337 talks. Some of us dont really understand of 1337 (Leet) talk. Thanks.
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I believe that card needs an ordinary 4 pin molex power connector.
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Overclocking a piece of hard ware can often cause damage, especially if you don't have a high quality PSU. I do not recomend overclocking. It may even void your warranty. If you want to speed up your PC look here

If you are aware of this and still want to do it, let me know and I'll see what I can do.


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One problem solved, another appears. Well, what would life be without
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or AOE3. I turned AOE3 on last night for like 10 minutes, jumped to desktop
to look at nvidia temp monitor, and whoa, the card was running at temp of
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COD2 was doing this crashing also, but removing the case side panel solved
that temporarily. AOE3 wont run even if case is open.

I'm thinking about getting myself a Zalman VF700-CU VGA cooler.
Any comments on the cooler mentioned?

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Could a moderator move this post there, please.
Sorry and thanks :blush:

A:Overheating issues with GeForce 6600GT AGP

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Those heatsink/fans are XLnt!
Only downside are the heat sinks for ram. You need to be very
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A:Think with me....eVGA GeForce 6600GT issue

Maybe you got a dud card?
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you should defenitely go with the 6600gt. just make sure you power supply is at least 350 watts.
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Stable is, as stable does.
Did these OC settings pass the test in nV?
Have you gotten better fps?
How is the temp?
What ver driver?

It's not hard to fry the gpu. :hotouch:
Normally, it's recommended to increase in small increments
until it fails the test, then backing off the settings 5 to 10.
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I'm new to this and thought I'd buy a new graphics card as I can't seem to play many games with my PC as is. However, I've tried installing it but my PC won't boot. Once I remove it, the PC's fine again. I've got the BIOS setting set so that PCI-E is my primary graphics interface but to no avail.

My PC has a Intelgraphics Media Accelerator 900 (SMA-224mb) and although the instruction manual for the GeForce says remove the device in the device manager, I'm having trouble doing this as there's 2 entries in there and I'm reluctant to remove them both as how would I get them back again if needed.

Any advice (in simple language) would be really appreciated.


A:My system won't boot with new Geforce 6600GT pci-e with onboard GMA

is there a motherboard jumper or a BIOS setting to disable the onboard video?
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Is there anyone who can help? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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A:NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT drivers not working


Yeah, we can help ya out no prob.

All you need to do is run the tool found in the top thread of the Crash subforum then attach the zip it makes to a new post here.
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A:Screen resolution problem - GeForce 6600GT

I would use the native resolution of the monitor, and then increase the font/icon size to one your happy with. I use 1680x1050 and it was small the very first time I used it, after about 10 mins my eyes were comfortably adjusted to it. I've always found my Viewsonic's work much better at their native resultion as well. They image is off, and slurry when viewed at a lower resolution - Its just not as crystal clear for some reason.

The drivers CD should be designed to work from within Windows. It shouldn't be used to physically boot the computer.

Even the latest Nvidia should support what your trying to do. Have you installed the driver for your current monitor as well?
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eVGA 128-A8-N350 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card

Is brand a considerable factor to consider? Is the difference in performance truly worth $45? (I actually found the Gigabyte card at for $10 less, but that's still a notable gap in price.) I noticed a Sapphire Radeon x800GT 256MB card on newegg for only a few dollars more, so is that perhaps the best course?

I would greatly appreciate any insight into the differences. Thank you very much for your time and patience.

A:Does brand difference matter with GeForce 6600GT cards?

the gigabyte u listed from newegg has passive cooling thats why its more expensive. I havent had any experience with Gigabyte. but i have with eVGA and i can say they r a good brand. give u the chance to upgrade ur card too while paying only the difference.

what u should look for are warranties and google aroudn to see how well the manufactures handle their customers. I believe eVGA now gives their video cards lifetime warranty and they have good tech supoprt and customer service according to experience.

however be warned, their video cards are pretty loud (especially the 6600GT)
If ur planning to up the stock cooling, then its no matter.
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A:Silencing a Geforce 6600GT and Asus A8N-SLI (long read)

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What CPU? How much RAM on the system? OS? Recommend you use the latest drivers available here.
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wud my system handle that card, my specs are:

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a pci e interface

dunoo whar else to put, but if i buy that card i might have enough to upgrade to a gig of ram, if i upgraded those 2 cud i play the latest games in my system?

heres a link to my mobo by the way:

it even has pretty diagrams

A:can my system support the XFX PVT43GNDF3 Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 V

If your motherboard has that PCIexpress x16 slot, then yes you will be able to use that card. That plus upgrading to a gig of ram would make for a nice gaming system.

It really depends on your preferences. That 6600gt card is an entry level card. So for the newest games, you will not be able to turn up all the settings in the games for all the eye candy. But at mid to low settings you should get some good framerates.

The only thing that worries me about your system is your PSU.

Go here:

And calculate how much you need.

Am I having dejavue? Have we had this conversation? :giddy: :giddy: :giddy:
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A:Problems with 6600GT vid card

In general, the 6600GT is an excellent entry level card (it DOES matter what company made your 6600GT of course).

I would suspect that the cause of your crashes is not that there is anything wrong with the 6600GT (although that is always a possibility). I would lean more towards thinking you don't have the latest drivers for your card, or for your motherboard chipset, or perhaps need a bios update.

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A:Need help installing 6600GT graphics card

Where di u get urs cuz im lookin for the same card? Oh and u need to go to ur BIOS and if ur previous one was a integrated u need to disable its memory or it will think its running two moniters at the same time
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A:prob with nvidia 6600gt graphics card..need help!!!!!

Hello there, and welcome to techspot.

The good news is, your problem is likely easily fixed, with a new power supply. 200W just isn't enough power for your new graphics card. You should be up in the 300-350W range.

The other good news is, this kind of power supply is cheap, and easy to install.

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You can test RAM with memtest 86+
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Please provide this information:

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A:5870 No boot, fan full speed - kinda works on other mobo - faulty card?

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Start by reinstalling your video card drivers. See if it helps.

Also, make sure you have DirectX0.9c installed.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave: