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I just wanted to know how people that own the 8800 gts feel about their card. How it preforms, how happy they are with it, the temps, and overclock ability.
I just got one, and want to learn as much as i can so there are no bad surprises.
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Awesome. Have mine clocked nicely though I can do better I know, check it in my sig rig. I have been able to run any game I have played so far maxed out @ 1680x1050 on my Viewsonic 22" Widescreen. That is including 16xAF and 4xMSAA forced.

With the exception of Oblivion, all settings still maxed and I have installed the 4096 textures with the 4096 realistic "natural" LODs and 4096 realistic sky textures (part of a natural environments pack). The only problem was the grass which I had on half distance. FPS was usually 45-50 with the occasional drop to 20 - 25 in heavily forested areas outside.
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I could not be any happier. I spent 270 on my card and it gets 11k on 3dmark o6.

It handles every game I throw at in 1680x1050 max settings with about 2x-4xAA. It runs reletively cool, I load about 62-65c in games. This is because of 100% fan speed, still quiet enough for me, pci fan right under it, and I applied AS5.

Stock is 500 / 800 or right around there. I ahve mine running 625 / 975.

All in all, I could not be any happier
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How do you change the fan speed?
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Use an application such as RivaTuner it will force fan speed to 100% and you can set it to do so every time you start your computer.
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Quote:
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Use an application such as RivaTuner it will force fan speed to 100% and you can set it to do so every time you start your computer.
You wouldnt want that, you would want to set it to low and then when you are in a game it will only use 100%.
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post #7 of 10
IMO the 8800's are in a league of their own.

I went from playing BF2 with most settings on medium & 2 x or no AA & an average of 40 fps, on a x800 Pro, to all settings on high with 8 x AA and an average frame rate of 70fps lol

Am I happy? You bet. The 8800 definitely rates as one of the best hardware purchases Ive ever made.
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As far as performance goes... well it just gobbles any game you throw at it. I was use to the notion that AA would decrease performance no matter what card I used. It was always the case, but with this card, AA can be used with no decrease in performance. I was in denial for a few weeks and I never used AA with this card. Last week I started using AA with Far cry and FEAR, holy cow! There was like a 1 FPS drop with 8x AA. I couldn't even notice the difference.

This card is well worth your money. Well worth it.
 
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
I could not be any happier. I spent 270 on my card and it gets 11k on 3dmark o6.

It handles every game I throw at in 1680x1050 max settings with about 2x-4xAA. It runs reletively cool, I load about 62-65c in games. This is because of 100% fan speed, still quiet enough for me, pci fan right under it, and I applied AS5.

Stock is 500 / 800 or right around there. I ahve mine running 625 / 975.

All in all, I could not be any happier
i think my cardis the same as yours,man you really o/c that,what did you use,is that win xp or for me vista
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post #10 of 10
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I bought the GTS 8800 320mb. i plan on overclocking it after a month of regular use. I cant wait! Ill be asking you guys for some help, so be prepared.
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