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Hey guys!!!

Some may know, But i'm a happy customer with my 9800GX2 SSC from EVGA.. Bought it June 19th, got it.. 2 days later.. June 21st I guess..

It was fine, running nice. But i bought the card going from a 8800GTX to 9800GX2. With my reading, and learning... I saw i can reach around 30FPS+ in Crysis. With a 1280x1024 no AA on.. I have yet to reach that..

Current drivers 175.16 <-- Driver issue maybe? Suggest me new ones...?

So, I overclocked it, from 675 Core, to 725 Core/1073 Memory

I went from a crappy 16, 324 area, to 16, 636 in 3dMark06. <-- Something not right?

Shouldn't this card be putting out more FPS than it should be?? Something seems wrong to me.

Should I try overclocking it more?? (if so, please give me a range of #'s)

I'm starting to second guess my purchase on this card, and go to a GTX 280, for only $107.36 with EVGA step-up.. *75 days left*

Thanks, KB3
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post #2 of 14
underclock it back to stock and re-test.

possibly a stability issue with the overclock.

at 1280x1024 you should be getting like 60+.

my 9800gtx gets around 25 average on high on 1440x900.
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I did try to underclock it back to the 675 it came at, from EVGA.. Then re-did it, got nothing different...

What about the 175.39's or 175.xx? Which ones work good?
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i would try a clean sweep.

uninstall and clean sweep with driver cleaner pro or a program like that.
reinstall and test again.

maybe something little went wrong that happened on YOUR card that usually doesn't happen.

unfortunately that type of thing does occur sometimes..
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That's quite odd, it just like fixed its self.. lol.. i had to re-boot due to a program requesting it, reboot.. Now i average 40-55FPS in crysis, (no AA of course).. Odd..

fixed
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haha
gotta love it.

glad to hear your investment is doing ok
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Which program was that? Sure sounds strange O_o Glad it worked out allright in the end though...
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Which program was that? Sure sounds strange O_o Glad it worked out allright in the end though...
Nah, I was installing just a regular app, and needed a reboot.. But thats strange to me too, i was like.. What.. hold on.. say again? lol type thing.

One last thing.......


With 75 days left on Step-Up

is the GTX 280 worth the $107? Including shipping..
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nah,
save it.

you can already play every game out there.

maybe not max out EVERY game, but would the gtx280 do that much better?

you still have a great card, since you have 75 days left, why not wait to see if they drop prices MORE, so you can get one for cheap or just shipping.
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nah,
save it.

you can already play every game out there.

maybe not max out EVERY game, but would the gtx280 do that much better?

you still have a great card, since you have 75 days left, why not wait to see if they drop prices MORE, so you can get one for cheap or just shipping.
This is true, One more thing, lol.. sorry..

I'm thinking of getting the 780i Motherboard, possibly getting another 9800GX2.. (i got a connection, shhhh). This be a good idea or not? Having a nice QUAD Setup, i have read reviews, and seen the maxishine video of the Quad SLI, and like MAX res, and Very High and 2xAA or whatever he had it, he had a average of 54FPS..

Worth the money at this time? or nah?
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