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hello to evrybody im new to the forums...
i've got a few questions about my 8800 GT evga superclocked
i want to buy a second one ... does it worth it ? how much percent will i be getting from the 2nd? or should i just sell this vid card and buy a new one? instead of 2
i saw there are some aftermarket coolers does it worth it? how much will it improove my clocks ?
I tryed to OC my 8800 GT SC with ati tool but i see some yellow dots on the little screen with the cube ( scanning for artifacts option ) so i just put it on normal clocks back again ...if u could tell me how to OC it properly...it would be really helpful.....cooler is @ 100%.....using latest drivers 175
Is an 650 W psu (true power trio antec ) enough for 2x 8800 GT SC in sli? i got q6600 @ 3.6 ghz @ 1.4V , mobo p5e x38 nb @ 1.45, rams @ 2.1V corsair 4-4-4-12 800 mhz
I saw some benchmarks and i noticed that my vid card is doing better on vista than xp .... is there a huge difference?....i mean on dx10
If someone could post some benchmarks or some helpfull about my vid card i would really apreciate it
btw im using this pc only for 1 thing.....for call of duty 4......im saying this because some video cards aren't doing very well with some video games or they can have special tweaks for that gaming ...which i would really appreciate if you could share it with me :>

thank you in advance for your help
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Yes it is worth it, the 8800GT work amazing in SLI! It is the only SLI i would recommend to people, price performance wise.

If you are already artifacting, i doubt a new cooler will help (unless temps are the problem) however 8800GT owners will be more help on that.

And yes, that PSU is more than enough for SLI

However if you only play COD4 i don't recommend it. It will be a waste of money. You can already play it maxed out, so you will see no real performance gains.
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SLI = money saver and still real good, the other card is real good and would out perform the 2 cards (i would say) but costs more.
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HOLD ON, you have a x38 mobo?
It does NOT support SLI.
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post #5 of 9
you cant run a 2nd one only nvidia boards support sli you could sell your 8800gt and maybe pick up 2 3870s or a 3870 x2 or sell your motherboard and buy a new one that supports sli not really worth it the 8800gt will do you well i max out most games i play with mine.
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I don't recommend this at all really. Firstly as crazcookye pointed out your motherboard can't do SLI so you'd need to buy a new one. And CoD4 isn't very demanding. You should be able to run it maxed out already so why go to extra expense of a new motherboard and graphics card for a <50% gain that you don't need anyway?
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Woops, didn't see that he had an X38 mobo

Read the two posts above!
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Everyone has answered you SLI question, so I will address your overclock. You nee to also run RivaTuner 2.09 as it allows for fan speed adjustments. At 55% fan speed, I can OC 2 8800GT SC cards easily to 724/806/1000. I only use ATI tool to test the overclock. You can also modify the bios very easily to increase the voltage to the GPU from 0.9v to 1.1v. I did this and didnt notice any real change in temps. As for a card cooler, there is the Thermalright HR-03 cooler (takes up 3 slots), the Accelero (takes up 3 slots) and the Akimbo from eVGA (takes up only 2 slots). Note with the Akimbo that you have to flash the bios to the Akimbo bios as it supports the fan mode for the new cooler.
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Hi and WELCOME to OCN
Please don't double post, thanks
    
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