WoW talking of 8800gs..I got 2 last night,They lookted great out of the boxext they were the XFX Alpha Dog 8800GS XXX Edition, Talk obout a loud fan
that one was loud as i only tested 1 of them.
I returned tonight.As one of them ran at 690MHz core and other at 590MHz core as they almost lookted the same but only 1 sticker on box gave it away and the latest model had an extra few xs to the end of its name.And other didnt.Shop only had the older jan 08 cards and no more Feb 08 cards which are better by the way.Thats another reason why i changed back to the 88GT and not a 9800GT as the BFG has klifetime warente and much faster clock speeds and as you'll agree much better fan also.
I did do the right thing right? and not have kept the 2 x new 8800GS...
I do fold a very lot and play game's often but not all the time.
And got the BFG 8800GT Overclock
CORE: [NORMAL 8800GT SPEEDS] 600 / 700MHz [BFG CARD]
MEMORY:[NORMAL 8800GT SPEEDS] 800 / 1000MHz [BFG CARD]
SHADER:[NORMAL 8800GT SPEEDS] 1500 / 1728MHz [BFG CARD]
So there's a nice speed increase,Also has i nice big fan on it which is very quiet and glow's green which looks preety cool.
LINK 1 : http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88512gtocxfe.aspx
Link 2: http://www.i4u.com/section-viewarticle-437.html
What you guys think? For folding purposes.
Reason i put this was i got 2 ECS Elite Group 8800GT and one died 5-6 days ago.It artifacts badly when turned on,Fans work ext,And has been tested in another PC.So aAs there fairly new i email ECS and still no reply.They are rubish with there customers.After 3rd email still the same no replys.And the other ECS some guy offered me Â£150 for it if i gave hime 2 sticks of memory
which of course i did.
Now at least i have 1 BFG card and another ordered tomorow and it scores much more on benchmarks,Folds quite a bit more and looks great without the stock 8800GTreference cooler.And it overclocks quite a bit more also but thats down to the good cooler and ram spreaders on it.[great card imo]
Also i got a lifetime guarentee with 24/7 support.Pretty good i thought for a card i already got 400,000+ Folding points with already.
1) So top those who dont read the box ,Always do for how long they will let you send faulty goods back to the manufactuer,
2) Do home work on all brand's,As i have with the ECS elite Group and its almost all bad feed back.
As you could end up with a dodgy card under your bed and you can not do any thing with it
Any sugestions on the 8800GT almost dead card? What is my next step?
Thanks.Edited by BLAKIE33 - 11/4/08 at 6:39pm