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#1 m.oreilly

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:32 AM

my old 8800gt is acting up. it is super hot now all the time, and after trading places with another pci-e card, upon reboot, i had no video signal (took two more reboots to get it back. i was looking around newegg for dual slotted exaust hot air out back models/ bargains, and found this and this. the ati looks killer for the price, but i'm not sure re excess heat and all. anybody have any suggestions? i don't game...

edit: this looks neat too...?

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:11 AM

:D ATI

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:14 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Apr 13 2009, 09:32 PM, said:

my old 8800gt is acting up. it is super hot now all the time, and after trading places with another pci-e card, upon reboot, i had no video signal (took two more reboots to get it back. i was looking around newegg for dual slotted exaust hot air out back models/ bargains, and found this and this. the ati looks killer for the price, but i'm not sure re excess heat and all. anybody have any suggestions? i don't game...

edit: this looks neat too...?

I have a HIS 4870 w/1gb and love it. However, most of my usage with it is gaming.....

I have no problems with anything else tho? The one you linked is 70 dollars less than the HIS I have...for some reason.

Edited by eniparadoxgma, 14 April 2009 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:19 AM

thanks guys. this is also a contender. hey enip, i remember when you got yours. have you tried it under win7? storm? it sure looks killer, don't it? do you know the gpu die size? i really want to keep heat down, and that big fan looks like a winner.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:29 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Apr 13 2009, 10:19 PM, said:

thanks guys. this is also a contender. hey enip, i remember when you got yours. have you tried it under win7? storm? it sure looks killer, don't it? do you know the gpu die size? i really want to keep heat down, and that big fan looks like a winner.

Well, I only tried out one of the earliest 7 betas and I couldn't even tell you if I installed drivers for it. However, I remember it looking good...lol

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:35 AM

right now the 4850 looks like it will fit my bill :D

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:28 AM

:D nah no probs except in win7 x64 , DO NOT install the ati download that windows will show as one of the optional updates, uncheck that pos. DO d/l and install the latest catalyst driver 9.3 . :rofl_mini:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:33 AM

that could be a deal breaker (win7 issues). i'm stumped, but would love an ati card...
edit: you mean the issue is not to install the winders update for it? or...?

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:37 AM

Every time I've decided to jump off the ATI bandwagon and give NVidia graphics cards a try I have regretted it. I've just never had good luck with them. On the other hand, I've had several mainboards with NVidia chipsets and never had a problem with them

On the other hand, I've only had one ATI card fail and it was under warranty and I RMA'd it without any problems.

Maybe NVidia graphics cards just doesn't like me.

Just my 2cents, MO.

On edit: the Sapphire card looks like a good deal...

Edited by VoodooGuru, 14 April 2009 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:42 AM

hehe, it looks real tempting...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:55 AM

I have an nVidia 8600 card that works great for me. I do moderate gaming (L4D, Crisis, Portal) but I don't do them in the hi-res settings. Let us know how it works out M.o.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

View Postm.oreilly, on Apr 13 2009, 09:33 PM, said:

that could be a deal breaker (win7 issues). i'm stumped, but would love an ati card...
edit: you mean the issue is not to install the winders update for it? or...?
:D that is it exactly MOboy, DO NOT install it :rofl_mini:

Edited by stormrosson, 14 April 2009 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:15 PM

View PostVoodooGuru, on Apr 13 2009, 11:37 PM, said:

Every time I've decided to jump off the ATI bandwagon and give NVidia graphics cards a try I have regretted it. I've just never had good luck with them. On the other hand, I've had several mainboards with NVidia chipsets and never had a problem with them

On the other hand, I've only had one ATI card fail and it was under warranty and I RMA'd it without any problems.
[...]
How many hands do you have!? :D

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:39 PM

View Posthog, on Apr 14 2009, 08:15 AM, said:

How many hands do you have!? :D
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:18 PM

View Posthog, on Apr 14 2009, 10:15 AM, said:

How many hands do you have!? :D
On the other hand, I kinda lost count myself...




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