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I like factory overclocked cards, why? Because you don't have to worry about overclocking them or flashing the BIOS for the overclock to stick without software. (Which I mind you.. you can't overclock your 3d cards in vista, so factory overclocked is the only route you can go!)

I recommend eVGA even though its not on the list.
Whoa so that's why I couldn't overclock my card. I thought it was just me. That has to do with some sort of kernel error right?
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get the cheapest GTX you can find from a good manufacturer. I'd get a normal one from EVGA. Personally EVGA is the best card manufacturer around. Also, the letters and overclocked editions mean nothing...sometimes different heatsinks...but meh. You can always replace them later for probably less than they charge for a twice as good heatsink.
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post #23 of 32
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Well I appreciate everyones input but I believe I am going with the MSI.

Even if EVGA is better I can't see paying the exact same price for an EVGA clocked at 575/1800 as I can for an MSI at 610/2000
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post #24 of 32
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Well I appreciate everyones input but I believe I am going with the MSI.

Even if EVGA is better I can't see paying the exact same price for an EVGA clocked at 575/1800 as I can for an MSI at 610/2000
EVGA card to which you are refering, which you can step-up in three months for the price you paid plus the difference for what you step-up to.

It was easy to hit these speeds on my card and it's 24/7 stable.
post #25 of 32
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I like factory overclocked cards, why? Because you don't have to worry about overclocking them or flashing the BIOS for the overclock to stick without software. (Which I mind you.. you can't overclock your 3d cards in vista, so factory overclocked is the only route you can go!)

I recommend eVGA even though its not on the list.
Huh??? There are all kinds of people using ATI tool to OC in vista. Do a quick websearch.
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Huh??? There are all kinds of people using ATI tool to OC in vista. Do a quick websearch.
I get a kernal error if I try to launch any type of overclocking program, and was told that it is because vista doesn't allow it. Maybe its 8 series only?

Even with ntunes If I try to overclock I get spammed with messages, even on a fresh install of vista with latest drivers and updates...
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MSI is solid but a bad overclocker.

Stock MSI


otherwise BFG
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post #28 of 32
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I get a kernal error if I try to launch any type of overclocking program, and was told that it is because vista doesn't allow it. Maybe its 8 series only?

Even with ntunes If I try to overclock I get spammed with messages, even on a fresh install of vista with latest drivers and updates...
Evidently ati tool 0.27 beta 1 is what does the trick... hopefully so because my GTS 640 gets here on friday.
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Evidently ati tool 0.27 beta 1 is what does the trick... hopefully so because my GTS 640 gets here on friday.
.27 Beta 1 is the version I get the kernal error on..on 3 different reformats.

On 4 different 8800GTX cards. In 2 computers.

I don't think you can overclock 8 series in vista... Atleast I can't.
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and if you can, get an XFX, it has a lifetime warranty and will cover the card even if you do voltmod it!
i have a hard time believing that.
if its the case i would just volt mod it to like 3million volts.
send it back and be like "gimme another. i was done with this one anyways"

edit: i could oc my card in vista..... but couldnt run any games with it oc'd (even like a SMIDGE above stock)
so i dont think its the g80's
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