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OK, yes another 8800 thread but I promise I tried to search through all the 8800 threads (there are a lot) and find this but I just noticed something I hadn't earlier on this new eVGA 8800 GTS 320mb card. The memory clocks are all fumbled up...

The card, listed on NewEgg states a 500/1600 card but this one, stock rates at 513/792! If I even tweak a bit on the memory it pukes. Bad IC maybe?




Not sure many read the build log but this is the eVGA card that came in a 640mb box but is a 320 card. Now I'm wondering *** here.. It's hot here today and I'm not really mentally stable so maybe this is a huge brain fart but am I wrong on this question and the pics? Is the memory clock really 2x(stated value)? Not new to this game just this piece of hardware



TIA!
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LOL you reading it wrong mulitply that and i becomes 1600
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Theres nothing wrong with your card is fine. But lets see some OCS
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OK so I'm not losing it? All my clocks on other nVidia products were flat:

xxx clock/xxx memory NOT xxx clock/ xxx (x2) memory

I agree the 792x2=1584 so close enough. My last 6200 card had flat clocks on both so when I finally saw it for what it was I was like OH NOES!
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lol but i have a quesiton your box shows 640mb but your card is only 320mb whats the deal?
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New drivers process the memory clock like such... I'm guessing your using latest 8 Series drivers... It should be just fine.
   
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lol but i have a quesiton your box shows 640mb but your card is only 320mb whats the deal?
EXACTLY! That's what I was thinking when I got the card!

It clearly shows 640mb on the front but the stickers on the card and back of box match and it's a 320. I can only assume they mass produced them and packaged the 320 with the 640 box. I almost have a wit to RMA it back to eVGA and say my 640mb GTS needs replaced and see what I get back

AS for the drivers, yes, they are latest but not the latest beta's I've seen for vista. I guess skipping a generation of nVidia has proven to make me a fool I've never seen mem clocks like that so it threw me there.. lol
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I almost have a wit to RMA it back to eVGA and say my 640mb GTS needs replaced and see what I get back

Lol, I think you need to send in an invoice, which would clearly show you purchased a 320mb. The worst that could happen though is you pay shipping. (which I think you do anyway for RMA unless you go with their express plan)
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