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hey man my 7600GT was going slower as all hell until i uninstalled the forceware and installed the 91.** version and i mean i got 30fps in ATi tool compared to my 350avg now =\\
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Was just wondering if you are using driver cleaner pro between every card/driver swap? if not leaving the traces of old vid drivers around can cause havoc with the performance of your video card. And not to long ago i sold a 6800 Vanilla AGP for 100 bucks. So maybe wanting 75 for the one card is a bit much? lol

Anyways have fun with those. you should start up a camparo log and
    
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Was just wondering if you are using driver cleaner pro between every card/driver swap? if not leaving the traces of old vid drivers around can cause havoc with the performance of your video card. And not to long ago i sold a 6800 Vanilla AGP for 100 bucks. So maybe wanting 75 for the one card is a bit much? lol

Anyways have fun with those. you should start up a camparo log and
Umm...I guess I'll say that it is a rare NV30! Very few were released to the public compared to the NV31 FX5900's.

And why is everyone selling good cards for so little? I gotta search around better...

No, I have not been using driver cleaner. I just uninstall the drivers...so I should probably download the software right?
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for so little? lol it was an old card. Heck i got my 7900GT for 235 so 100 for a used 6800 is pretty good

yes you should download driver cleaner pro.

and do it in this order
install driver cleaner pro

uninstall current drivers
boot up into safe mode
select ati or nvidia for removal and run it
install new drivers
reboot again.
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for so little? lol it was an old card. Heck i got my 7900GT for 235 so 100 for a used 6800 is pretty good

yes you should download driver cleaner pro.

and do it in this order
install driver cleaner pro

uninstall current drivers
boot up into safe mode
select ati or nvidia for removal and run it
install new drivers
reboot again.
enjoy
Thanks for the help! I'll get to it as soon as I can!

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Ok, I used driver cleaner for both ATI and NVidia and reinstalled the ForceWare 93.71.

I managed to OC the thing to 520/1000 but ForceWare reads it has 2.00Ghz?? Must be the DDR2 RAM...

This is not benchmark stable. The card is really REALLY hot at this speed, and is pretty hot at Ultra specs as well...the fan isn't spinning fast at all though...must be because the temps it reads are fine, I dunno...

I don't like this card at all Too hot, too long, but at least it doesn't get any artifacts at this speed in ATiTool...
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I ran some benchmarks with the 93.71 drivers. I got a worse Aquamark3 Score (32,761 3rd try on high speed fan - so frickin loud!!!) and 3DMark wouldn't compete from some reason...

edit: well, the Aquamark quality looks better, despite being on "High Performance" setting
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sell them...duh
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ok it is reading the 3dcard has having 2Ghz as the memory speed. because that is what it performs at aka DDR speed. when u say hot. how hot??? because 52deg isn't that hot. mine idles at 41-45deg C. and gets up around 60-65Deg C at times. 3dcards run alot hotter then CPUs. still your 9700 did better. i would stick with that. i even talked to my mate who is a total N-vidia Fan. and he even said he would go with the 9500/9700.
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sell them...duh
I already know that I'm pretty much decided on which one I'm going to sell

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ok it is reading the 3dcard has having 2Ghz as the memory speed. because that is what it performs at aka DDR speed. when u say hot. how hot??? because 52deg isn't that hot. mine idles at 41-45deg C. and gets up around 60-65Deg C at times. 3dcards run alot hotter then CPUs. still your 9700 did better. i would stick with that. i even talked to my mate who is a total N-vidia Fan. and he even said he would go with the 9500/9700.
Yeah, it's because of the DDR2 speeds. Why didn't the Omega Drivers read them that way? (old maybe?)

Well, the temps go up to 66 C at times, and the heatsink on the back feels hot. Like when you hold your hand there for a while it burns.

Could also putting the PCI fan right against the video card be bad? I did this to move the hot air out, but I don't know if it is working...

As for my 9500, I get higher FPS in ATiTool but I get lower 3DMark and Aquamark scores. Could this be because of the (much) higher clocks?
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