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I just got a HD3850 and it has fan speed problems along with other stuff. So I am getting a refund.

I have been working out of town for a while now and have been falling behind in whats going on.

I neeed the best card between $100 and $150

Does the 8800GTS beat the GT? And where do the ATI cards stand in all this?
post #2 of 14
What is wrong with your 3850? Mine works great and I havent heard anything bad about them
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The fan speed does not change regardless of temp. upper 90's and still runs at 16% !!!
I tried to use ATItool but the fan still only changes sometimes. I read around about this problem and it seems fairly common. At least in my model (Sapphire).

Now that it has overheated a few times, due to this problem, it artifacts badly after a few minutes of gameplay, or the entire screen goes light blue and I have to hard reboot it.


EDIT: My girlfriends son got this open box from newegg for me for Fathers day, LOL
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hmmmm... i dont know why brand would matter but that does suck. mine runs fine and i just overclocked using overdrive.
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The best card you can get for $150 is a 9600GT, or an 8800GT 512MB if you can find someone selling it used.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/14/08 at 2:42pm
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post #6 of 14
True..
But TigerDirect has 8800GT's for $89 and $109 after Rebates, both come with a copy of COD too.
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post #7 of 14
Found this at bestbuy:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1196469743507
Edited by $till LegendaryU2K - 6/14/08 at 2:55pm
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In all honesty I'd wait for the new series of cards to come out, if there's nothing in your price range in the new series, they're sure to push the current 8800gt/s down in price
    
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarmaKiller View Post
True..
But TigerDirect has 8800GT's for $89 and $109 after Rebates, both come with a copy of COD too.
Those are both 256MB, and the 9600GT will beat it in higher resolutions. I meant an 8800GT 512MB. *Fixed*

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Originally Posted by $till LegendaryU2K View Post
With shipping that will be more than $150.

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Originally Posted by ace8uk View Post
In all honesty I'd wait for the new series of cards to come out, if there's nothing in your price range in the new series, they're sure to push the current 8800gt/s down in price
There won't be. The 4850 will be at least $200.
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post #10 of 14
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so an 8800GT is good, also, where does the GTS stand compared to the GT?

And how much better is the 9600GT compared to the 8800GT?
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