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Cannot get 6600gt to run in HP Pavillion

Q: Cannot get 6600gt to run in HP Pavillion

Hello I would appreciate any tips.
My daughter has a HP Pavillion desktop. I have upgraded my machine and have donated to the HP my spare ram, processor and pci e Nvidia 6600gt.
The ram and processor are fine but.
I have updated the bios.
Disabled the onboard Ati ane enabled PCI e. I have loaded the latest drivers but am unable to get anything but the very lowest resolution .
Any Ideas. Have put it back to onboard graphics for the moment to make it usable.
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Q: 6600gt

Does the nvidia GeForce NX6600GT run hot on its stock cooling???


It depends on the card's manufacturer. Can you link to a specific model?
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Has anyone heard anything on the Nvidia 6600GT AGP version??
i am gagging for this card and am hoping to purchase it very soon.

so has anyone any information on the release date etc.???

A:6600gt Agp 8x

Taken from another message board

As soon as you either:
1. Resign yourself to a 5900XT instead.
2. Splurge for a 6800.
3. Find a 6800LE online somehow (maybe mail order from Kazakhstan).
4. Blow your savings on an LGA775 motherboard, processor, and DDR2
memory so you can buy the 6600GT PCIe.
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Q: 6600gt

hey, i have started ordering what i can for my new computer with my wages, and im thinking of the 128mb 6600GT

or shall i put abit more in and get this

only thing is ive heard of PNY and Novatech is the sites name, is it still a proper 6600GT even tho it has its own brand name on it?


I've read that Nvidia has variations of their graphics chip from brand to brand.
I'm not sure if that is still true with the newer cards. ATI chips are the same across all boards. I hardly think it's a negligable difference however. Its a good card either way IMO. :grinthumb
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A:6600gt --> ???

the 6600gt

the video card is a bottleneck to your cpu
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I wanted a VGA Silencer but it looks like they dont have one for an AGP card, only PCIx. Thanks

A:Need a cooler for 6600GT.

Maybe one like this then?
A little pricey, but I think it'd work.
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the guy who hooks me up with stuff is offering me 2 cards right now. geforce 6600 256 mb for 190$ or 6600GT 128 mb for 210$.... does the memory make a difference in these cards? is it worth the 20 bucks more for the better card?
also i heard increasing the video aperture could help so the vram wouldn't matter as much....?

(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)

A:6600 256 Mb Or 6600gt 128 Mb??

Get the gt, it's faster, and not much more money.
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Hi all..

I've got maybe a day or two before I purchase a 6600GT from NewEgg, and was wondering if there was any brand that was better than the others...and for what reason/s ?

It has to be from NewEgg....and it has to be one of the $199 or under AGP models.

They have 2 XFX models...a Chaintech model...a Jaton AOpen model....2 APOLLO...a GIGAbyte...and a PROLink.

I'm not overly concerned about the software bundle..the priorities are as follows:

1) Quality
2) Performance
3) Noise levels

and just a quick note..I'll probably never OClock it, if that factors into it.

Thanks ahead for the advice/articles/opinions... :suspiciou

A:Which 'BRAND' of 6600GT should I buy ?

well,first of all,youre getting a geforce 6600 gt.....awesome.when considering brands,you should keep an eye out for a couple of things-first some manufacturers have started offering the memory interface/gpu clocked higher out of the box.its certainly an important asp[ect to consider but should not be the main one,check if you are getting anything good in the free bundeled game/software set,i think they were offering doom3 check again.check for the size of the heatsink and fan.while you probably wont be able to find out a great deal from the site you'll atleast have to look around.

xfx is ok but not that popular.chaintech,evga,gigabyte are the top most respected brands in this category.also see if asus offers any geforce 6600 cards they are also very respectable.thats it hope this helps,by theway i heard some of the manufacturers were offering life time warranty and trade in options as a you might want to check that out too.

good luck
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should i get the ati radeon x700 or the nvidia geforce 6600gt?

and if the 6600gt then what manufacturer, on newegg there are like 10 different manufacturers making it

A:X700 vs 6600gt


6600gt is slightly better, but usually slightly more expensive. The 6600gt falls between the x700pro and the x700xt. I don't know what brand you should get I got the Jaton 6600gt off newegg because it was cheapest, but I kind of wish I had gotten a name brand like msi, gigabyte, asus, etc. The msi has the best rating on Newegg now. I don't have experience with msi, but they must be rated good for some reason.
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ive been looking to upgrade my computer from an PNY 6200 128mb. ive been looking around an the 6800gt's are way out of my price range an was wondering if a 6600gt was any good. i want to get a new card that can handle the new elder scrolls 4 game at a medium setting. here are my current pc specs.

2x 512mb Kingston 2700ddr ram
k7vta3 Elitegroup mobo (AGP 4x)
PNY 6200 128mb AGP 4x/8x
AMD XP 3200+ 2.2ghz processer

thats all i really know. im trying to stay away form the ATI cards manly from bad
experience in the past.


A:6600GT good/bad?

A 6600gt is a nice card, its significantly faster than a 6200(I own both a 6200 and 6600gt) I'd recommend the 6600gt, unless you can afford a 6800gs
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I am looking for users who have this video card...respond regarding its performance.

A:MSI GeForce 6600GT
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A:ShuttleXPC with 6600GT?

Please? Anyone got any thoughts or suggestions?
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Ill make this quick. My GeForce 6600GT AGP has suddenly started overheating. When its idling it sits at around 63 degrees, but quickly rises to 80 - 90 while gaming and artifacts begin to appear. It wasnt doing this yesterday. It only just started happening today.

What could be causing all this overheating? My room isnt at all that warm and my case has good ventilation. Also, the GPU fan is spinning.

Thanks, Nissanman.

edit: i was using both Everest and SpeedFan for monitoring the temps.

A:My 6600GT is Overheating

To lower the temps you could try removing the heatsink and fan, cleaning off the die, and applying your own thermal paste. This lowered my gpu temps by 10 degrees Celsius.
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I read everywhere the 6600GT wins in benchmarking, but is the performance level noticeable?

I've narrowed my search down to these 2 cards.


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ok ive got it down to these two cards.. (unless someone has a good suggestion for 200$ range.. ATI or nvidia.. )

$ 211 XFX 6800 AGP8X
256-bit core
128MB 256-bit DDR
22.4GB/Sec Memory Bandwidth
3.9 Billion Texels/Sec Fill Rate
406 Million Vertices per Second
12 Pixel Pipelines


$ 195 XFX 6600GT ($200 @ Sprint Computers)
256-bit core
128MB 128-bit 1200mhz DDR3
16GB/Sec Memory Bandwidth
4 Billion Texels/Sec Fill Rate
375 Million Vertices per Second
8 Pixel Pipelines

what do u think?

A:6600GT vs 6800

Definately the 6800.
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I installed my mobo chipset drivers (IS-7). it works perfect now! I guess XP dosent come with them, ohh well.

A:6600GT not Performing

ohh thanks for everyones help. NOT
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A:6600GT and my OS crashing.

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A:6600gt artifacts

Can you return it? Does it have a thermal sensor that reports temperature? What's the temperature in your case? It could just be a bad card.
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A:6800 vs 6600GT

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A:PSU requirements for the xfx 6600gt

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

A lot depends on whether your psu is of good quality, or a cheap no name brand.

You should look at the label on your psu and see how many amps it has on the 12volt rail. If it`s any lesss than 20 to 25, I`d consider getting a new psu.

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Also, take a look at this Excellent article on psu`s. It lists brands that should be avoided and has recommendations for good quality psu`s

A crap psu, can cause stability issues as well as damage to your valuable components, should anything go wrong.

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A:Opinions About 6600GT

The 6600Gt is a decent card and should be able to handle those games fine. However, for better perfomance, you may want to try and talk him into THIS card. They are better than the 6600GT, and with the Sapphires's sometimes you get lucky and can unlock 4 more pixel pipes. What really make a difference is that the memory interface is twice as large (6600 is 128bit and X800GTO is 256).
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A:Nvidia 6600GT

If you open your device manager, does it list your 6600 as the current display adapter?
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Im using

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A:6600gt issues :(

Hi and welcome

Read the thread below:

it's an issue with the nvidia drivers.

you should see if you can disable some of the avdanced features in options you get as you install the drivers.

My favorite is Cherry madiera lol
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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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A:AC or Zalman on 6600GT?

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A:Is 57 celcius to hot for my 6600GT???

The temperature isn't bad for a video card.

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A:Having Problems With 6600GT...

If you are not overclocking the card and your PSU has good volt rails RMA the card and make them send you a different one.They should have better tech support but I guess it is cheaper for them just to replace the card RMA style than to pay tech support people.
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A:6600gt or 6800

You may want to search for some benchmarks on the net like this one:
It varies but the 6800 seems to marginally lead over the 6600GT.
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All I can name for now, but here's the thing. My Radeon 9800 broke down on me so I replaced it with a Club 3D GeForce 6600GT 128mb, which in theory was supposed to be on the same level, if not higher, than the Radeon 9800. But to my shock, the performance has been significantly reduced. This is immediatly apparent to me when I started WoW: Wrath of the Lich King. It was already at the title screen, when I noticed the frame rate was a lot slower than the very smooth one I had with my Radeon.

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A:A little problem with my 6600GT

did you get new drivers for said card ? does the 6600gt require a 6pin power plug?
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I fried it!!---and my Psu!!
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is it worth goin from 6600GT to 6800GS?
I think i can sell the 6600GT for about $170 canadian
the 6800GS is $250 right now

so with taxes and shipping thats about 290$ so id need to stack up about $120 more.. not so bad... but is it worth spending $120 for the 6800GS? or should i keep the 6600GT.. wait ... n wait.. n wait till a super deal comes out? heh..

A:6600GT to 6800GS worth it?

An upgrade from a 6600Gt to a 6800GS would be big.

An upgrade from a 6600GT to a 7800GT would be HUGE.

Prices are dropping and fast. If possible, hold out until you can get a 7800GT. Prices are coming down. Currently you can get one for $400 CDN.
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A:PNY Verto 6600GT failure

What motherboard do you have?
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I then proceeded to try it on my friend's house and it also worked.

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1gb ram
And hopefully this new card (If it will work)


A:[SOLVED] 6600GT troubles

Hi, I just got the geforce 6600GT AGP and installed it into my pc (Replacing my own geforce 5200) and started the pc up. Upoin logging into my account when I dragged my house white trailed behind it, replacing the desktop picture I have. Then the update driver wizard came up and I clicked on auto update. It then said "Installing new drivers for geforce 6600GT but then crashed completely. Couldn't move the mouse so turned the pc off.

I tried turning the pc back on but nothing would even appear on my monitor anymore. I then replaced the 6600GT back with 5200 to check my pc was still working and it's fine.

However I'm still having trouble with this card. What could it be? I put the molex cord in the 6600GT and I have a dell 4600.

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ASUS N6600GT/TD128, AGPX8, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit (Core/Memory Clock : 500/1.0GHz)

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Maxtor 40GB

Thanks Guys!

A:Asus 6600GT (AGP) or 6800XT (AGP)

Tough call here I'd say.

I'd say the 6600GT would be faster at lower screen settings, but if you (like I do) play at 1280x1024 I think the 6800XT would start performing better as it is a 256bit interface.

Then again, the 6600GT is DDR3 and the 6800XT is only DDR1...

I think I'd go 6800XT. Final answer.

p.s., if you have the cash, the 6800GS would be a HUGE upgrade over and above the above mentioned. HUGE.
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A:6600GT performance problem

it's understandable that 6800 outperforms your 6600gt. Now the peformance of 6600gt should be much better than the 9600xt (

did you have the latest driver installed? what's your setting of the game? 6600gt has only 128bit memory interface so if the setting is too high, you may notice the slow performance compare to the 256bit card(such as 9700 and 6800)
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A:No Dvi Output On My Gerforce 6600gt

See if you can get into Safemode. What type was your previous monitor? You might have to adjust the refresh rate and/or resolution
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I am thinking about upgrading my comp within the next few months and i think i want a 6600 GT card because of cost but i dont know if i should get a 128 or 256 version.

I only really play css

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A:6600GT PCI-e (128mb or pay extra for 256?)

joman2055 said:

I am thinking about upgrading my comp within the next few months and i think i want a 6600 GT card because of cost but i dont know if i should get a 128 or 256 version.

I only really play css

If it matters i am looking at a AMD Anthlon 64 3500 and any board with PCI-e and NForce 4.Click to expand...

save your money and get the 6600GT if all you are doing is playing counterstrike then thats all you need.
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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).

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The 6600gt is 128 bit and is GDDR3

What will give better performance?

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

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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.

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P.S. If it's really out, is it combatible with my current motherboard? Intel Desktop Board D845EBG2.
Thank you for your feedback

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A:6600GT work with my motherboard??

Originally posted by Nick 2k4
Will i need PCIe slotsClick to expand...


Originally posted by Nick 2k4
will the normal PCI work??Click to expand...

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A:Problems With GeForce 6600GT...

Are you running DirectX 9.0? If not, I recommend you try it, see:
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A:NVIDIA drivers for 6600GT 128 MB

It seems that it love the windows driver. Did you first remove the windows driver or uninstall it? If not try that and then install the nVidia drivers. I installed ATIs drivers for mine and when i restarted it wasn't there. Windows driver was right back at it. I hope that helps.
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(Background should be black)

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PC Specs:

Gigabyte K8 Triton
Enermax 350watt P/S
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Many thanks,

A:Sparkle 6600GT issues

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Unfortunately your video card is bad.

You need to get a new video card.

Regards Howard
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If it fits then yes. You only need a special cable if the power plug is not a standard molex connector. I never use the Y splitter if I don't have to.
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p.s cards great tho!

A:Gigabyte 6600GT temperature

I had a 6800 Gt and it ran pretty warm,but not quite that warm.If you are sure those temps are accurate might look into some more case fans or something.Dont think mine ever reached 70's when gaming but would get in upper 60's. Since upgraded to 7800 Gt temps much lower,that was one reason I upgraded.Card always worked fine though even though seemed hot to me.
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definetely get the one made by evga, my brother had a evga geforce4 ti4200 and it lasted him for 4 years then he sold it to his friend and it still works great. very reliable. your mobo shouldnt have any problems with this card because the mobo supports agp and the card is an agp. you probably wouldnt have to upgrade your power supply but 350 is like the minimum you need, i would suggest that be your next upgrade after getting more ram.get a good 500 watt or so power supply by thermaltek, they make great stuff.
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A:BFG 6600gt and Memory problem

what doors? what fans? i wasn't quitew clear on what you were trying to say.

is it because im running 512mb ddr on a dual-channel motehrboard?Click to expand...

it shouldn't cause any problems, provided the moedules themselves are compatible and work with the board and each other.
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A:Blue Screen with 6600gt

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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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A:Problem: 6600GT or BIOS? Neither?

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Do you have the latest drivers?
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A:DVI issue with Nvidia 6600GT

Download and install the latest beta driver which works great here on my 6200A-LE.

64 bit = GeForce ForceWare 186.08 Vista and 7 64-bit download from

32 bit = GeForce ForceWare 186.08 Vista and 7 32-bit download from

Other than that, check your refresh rate so that it is compatible with the monitor.
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A:6600GT graphics corruption :'(

Try a different driver for the card as this may be the problem

Did you plug in the power wire ino the card , only some cards reqire this
Also your PSU is a little low for your system,, maybe concider getting atlest a 480watt from a good company like Antec, Forton or Pc power and cooling
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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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A:Nvidia 6600GT issue

What drivers are you using?

Whether the latest ones would help, I can only guess.

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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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Which slot will it run best in, PCI or AGP? *

* Not PCI-E, just PCI


A:nVidia 6600GT - Questions

The 6600GT is a good card. The card should run with 256MB or even less, but you really want at least 512 or preferably 1GB.

Regarding the games you listed, it should be able to run them pretty good, given that you have a good CPU, enough RAM, etc.

I wouldn“t use a 6600GT card with a P4 1.8GHZ for example.

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Please post some system specs so we can help you a little more.

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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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go with the 6600gt
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XP service pack2.

Is there any known problems with compatibility regarding my system and
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used to work fine when I had the 6600 GT (prior to its unknown fault
of course).
Another example: I have difficulty changing screen settings etc..

If anyone could be of assistance it would be greatly appreciated.

I would also like to know which is the better card and why (in
laymen's terms preferably), I have a suspicion my pc company is taking
advantage of my ignorance.

Thank you very much for your time reading this.

A:Nvida 6600GT vs 7300 GT

I can't tell you what is causing the problems... but I can tell you that depending on whether the 7300GT is GDDR2 or GDDR3 makes a lot of difference on the matter of being better than a 6600GT. If it is GDDR2, the 6600GT is better, but if it is GDDR3, it destroys the 6600GT. To find out, download ATItool and run it. Tell us what the memory clock is listed as but DO NOT CHANGE IT.

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A:Slow performance with 6600gt

Try reverting back to the CPU's nominal speeds and see how the performance changes
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here is the exhaust fan and the 'wall' in my case:

and here is the heatsink itself:

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A:XFX 6600GT. Hell? Pretty close to it.

It could be either your psu or drivers or both.
The card requires about as much power as a 7900GT (48w idle)
psu-enough power and does card require connection to the psu?
drivers-which are you using?
info on card:
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* This card got no fan, only huge pipes on both sides

This is my computer:

ABIT NF7-S2G mobo
AMD Athlon XP 2700+
256DDR *2 (dual channel)

I realy need help with this one.

A:Gigabyte's GV-N66T128VP (GForce 6600GT) - way too hot

6800 gt

Is this an out of the box over clocked ver?

I have a BFG 6800 gt oc that comes with copper sink and dual fans.
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A:Think with me....eVGA GeForce 6600GT issue

Maybe you got a dud card?