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Ooo sign meh up lol. 2x 4870 XXX Edition, 4870x2, and 2x 5870.
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I am so in this..Love XFX!!!

If anyone wishes to answer a question for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

I have had issues with my 8800GT having random lockups while gaming. After troubleshooting for many days, myself and XFX Support came to the conclusion that the card is faulty. RMA was set up, but cancelled due to not being able to send it out. I can't be without my desktop for business reasons.

My question to all of you is this. Should I buy a cheap PCI-E GPU and send this back? If so, what do you think I will get in return?
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I am so in this..Love XFX!!!

If anyone wishes to answer a question for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

I have had issues with my 8800GT having random lockups while gaming. After troubleshooting for many days, myself and XFX Support came to the conclusion that the card is faulty. RMA was set up, but cancelled due to not being able to send it out. I can't be without my desktop for business reasons.

My question to all of you is this. Should I buy a cheap PCI-E GPU and send this back? If so, what do you think I will get in return?
I would rma that sucker asap, it usually only takes about a week if all else fails. I had that same problem with the exact same card. I solved it by buying an Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev2 gpu cooler. It cut my load temps down by 30c and idle temps by 12c. Worked like a charm and its a cheap solution. 8800gt is a hot running card. What are the temps on that by the way?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23079
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GPU cooling
ThermalTake DuOrb 54ºC Max Load

It's not a heat issue!
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Doh missed that lol
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Doh missed that lol
It's all good. What do you think I could possibly get in return?
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It's all good. What do you think I could possibly get in return?
9800GT.

I got one for my 8800GT
    
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It's all good. What do you think I could possibly get in return?
Good question. Im not sure if the still make that card or not. I assume they would try to fix it. You can still buy them from their site so im thinking they might have some stock to send you. Like ACM said you might even get an 9800 which would be better hehe
Edited by imh073p - 2/6/10 at 9:06pm
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9800GT is on par, performance wise, with the 8800GT, so it really wouldn't be any better, but that's ok. I almost pulled the trigger on that BFG 8800GT that NewEgg had for $70. SLIed 8800GT's are on par, performance wise, with a single GTX260. Who would have thunk?
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9800GT is on par, performance wise, with the 8800GT, so it really wouldn't be any better, but that's ok. I almost pulled the trigger on that BFG 8800GT that NewEgg had for $70. SLIed 8800GT's are on par, performance wise, with a single GTX260. Who would have thunk?
They are essentially the same card with only a few changes from the 8800 to the 9800 as far as I remember.

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9800 GT = G92b
8800 GT = G92

9800 GT is just a revision of the same core. What that means performance wise, I don't know. I doubt it is much.


Edit: 9800 GT is 55nm fab instead of 65nm.


Edit: Edit: I think the fab is the only difference between them. I see no other changes from a hardware standpoint and even the clocks are the same so, the 9800 GT might be a better overclocker but that is the only real advantage.
(quoted from http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/72268/)
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