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Ok so im curious as to why when im running 2x 8800 GT's in SLI it feels no different from running 1 of them or my single 8800 gtx.... I play lotro, WoW, city of villians anything of that sort and its like no difference in fps but on 3dmark06 i got my first 14100 score with my gtx while only hitting 13.5 with both gt's...

I am also wondering if getting the 9800 GX? (is that the best one ? ) or sliing 2 8800 gtxs would be better... Im so confused lol..
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Those games aren't going to test those cards. I don't know why the dual GT's are scoring lower than a GTX though.
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Did you enable SLI first of all?
http://peripherals.about.com/od/vide...nablesli_5.htm

Yeah those games are not going to test the cards good,you would have to try a big game like Crysis or something.
 
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Yea i enabled sli of course but I dunno it seems I still get hangs in games some times I just want my computer to never get a lag spike I guess lol so im wondering would 2 9800 gt's be better off then a single gtx or the gt's? bah ill have like 700 or so next week to spend so what should i get wise does the killer nic card help? umm get the gx2? im so lost so many different gpus have came out with diff editions ssc ko etc... help pleaseeee
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post #5 of 11
Push your quad further to like 3.2-3.4 at least.

Have you played crysis?
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post #6 of 11
There isn't a 9800GT.

And you have two cards which are amazing as it is. Be lucky you have them.. But, I would save up for the RV770\\GT200 cards coming this summer. Those things are going to fly.
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Yea i enabled sli of course but I dunno it seems I still get hangs in games some times I just want my computer to never get a lag spike I guess lol so im wondering would 2 9800 gt's be better off then a single gtx or the gt's? bah ill have like 700 or so next week to spend so what should i get wise does the killer nic card help? umm get the gx2? im so lost so many different gpus have came out with diff editions ssc ko etc... help pleaseeee
You have kind of a wimpy OC on the cards and your CPU. Up those and you'll see much better benches and FPS. Many have done well with two 8800 GTs in SLI, so don't write them off just yet.
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post #8 of 11
overclock everything more. at my 24/7 overclock i get 16.7K when overclocked to the max i get 20038 in 3d06
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post #9 of 11
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i can only push my quad to 3.15 with the comp not turning on dont know how to get it any faster with out my computer not turning on and my graphics cards my 8800 gtx is at 615 , 1439, 1025 and my gt's i cant remember what i had em at but i dont know how to get them higher with out the artifacts or game freezing fyi there the alpha dog editions
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post #10 of 11
Add more vcore to your processor and your PC should boot up.
If it bsod's or doesnt run once inside windows, then you will need to adjust your ram volts/timings and maybe your NB chipset my need a few more volts.
This is common OC tactics, did you try these my friend ??
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