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post #21 of 48
If your thinking about getting a 8600GTS get the one in my sig. Its cheaper than the XFX version and has 700/2100 core and mem clock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284
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If your thinking about getting a 8600GTS get the one in my sig. Its cheaper than the XFX version and has 700/2100 core and mem clock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284
Very good choice.
    
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Memory Interface 128-bit

Should that number concern me? I thought it would be higher for such a new card. I do like that choice thou. I'm a little worried about MSI products since I bought a Mobo and it was DOA,plus I didn't have much support from the company when I contacted them. BTW I still have the mobo if anyone wants it. I believe the NB is bad.
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Pretty much all the whole 8600 series have 128-bit memory interface. Thats pretty much the only drawback about the new 8600 cards, why do you think everyone suggested an 8800GTS? 8800GTS is best bang for buck, paying over $200 for an 8600 is just dumb.

Purchasing parts that arrive DOA is inevitable with any company. IMO I dont you should judge someone on their first impression, everyone deserves a second chance.

Just out of curiosity, did you try getting an RMA number from the distributor or manufacturer after you found out your mobo was DOA?
post #25 of 48
8600GT is great for the money. And it's a hell of a overclocker.

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Paradox, you are hitting 95 degrees with VF900. Add a 90mm fan to the back of the card and stick some Ram heatsink on the voltage regulator to ensure gaming stability.

I run Lost Planet with my mod 8600gt at 900/950, GPU core temperture read 90 degrees the whole time. G84 chips are just amazing ~
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Paradox:

Wow, I would back down an OC if you are hitting 95C, regardless of how stable it is in ATITool. And IMO you should test it for at least 30-60 minutes, if not 60-120 to be sure, and a couple of hours of gaming as well. (not saying you haven't though).

I'd do some fan/heatsink mods or back down the OC even if you aren't having any visual problems. Don't run at anything near 90C, I'd stay at 85C or below, preferably 80C with any card.

GuardianOden:


And the 128-bit memory interface baffles me as well, as I've stated in a number of other posts. It seems like right now, you are either at 320-bit on the 8800GTS or 512-bit on the 2900XT, then Immediately dropping down to 128-bit on the 8600GTS or 2600XT. There seems to be no middle ground for whatever reason. I don't understand why they would not introduce 256-bit memory on the mid-level cards, and then drop to 128-bit on the 8500GT and 2400XT. 256-bit memory can't be that expensive to implement, and for a mid-range card I'd think people would be happy to pay a little more for it. Quite strange and annoying to mid-level card seekers.
    
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post #28 of 48
Has anybody here o/ced a GTS yet?
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Pretty much all the whole 8600 series have 128-bit memory interface. Thats pretty much the only drawback about the new 8600 cards, why do you think everyone suggested an 8800GTS? 8800GTS is best bang for buck, paying over $200 for an 8600 is just dumb.

Purchasing parts that arrive DOA is inevitable with any company. IMO I dont you should judge someone on their first impression, everyone deserves a second chance.

Just out of curiosity, did you try getting an RMA number from the distributor or manufacturer after you found out your mobo was DOA?
When I bought the MSI mobo I really had no clue about RMA. I wasn't new to the OC community, but I had just started to really get into it. After I got the Mobo I couldn't get it to work so I gave it to my brother in-law to check out and then a friend. During their handling of the Mobo one of them had lost the battery (no clue). At that point it 4 months had already passed.

Stupid on my part for not looking into returning the product, but like most products. If you get a bad product you are always a bit apprehensive when buying anything from them again. The vid card seems like a good deal. I'll have to wait and see on my final choice.
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post #30 of 48
No D10 (yet or maybe never ) in XP, 8600GTS OCs well.
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