Originally Posted by stormlobster
I was one of the early adopters of the 8800GTX and at first i loved it. But over time more and more things started to irratate me. I got some of the most horrendous fluctuations in FPS i hav ever seen, sometime rendering Rainbow Six Vegas and BF2 unplayable. The damn thing is such a finicky overclocker, it will run benchmarks fine but will then crash all my games, it gives off a ridiculous amount of heat when it is just idling and the high pitched whining sound it gives off whenever i play any game drives me nuts. So I am returning it as soon as my 7950GT gets here from newegg and then using the step up program when the 8600 series comes out or the the new R600 card if it is as good of a card as everyone thinks.
Thats what happens when you buy the very latest in technology. Your problem probably results from trying to run games which aren't designed with the G80 chip in mind, and unoptimized drivers (Yes you may have the latest nvidia drivers, but it takes time for developers to find problems and fix them). If you kept your 8800, newer games would probably implement the 128 stream processing pipelines better, but as a general rule of thumb, having the best of the best ASAP isn't always as good an idea as it first appears!
EDIT: I honestly replied before DPTF replied!!! HONEST!!! Same idea tho. Don't jump in there!