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I was just reading the review on my 6600gt and seems like OC'ing it is not really worth it. Do you think I should still do it?

http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/160/1/

I think its on page #8.
Says I should not OC over not frequency any higher then 5-10% of the core and memory clock.
Is this true?

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The problem with the 6600GT is that it will get real hot if you oc it while using the stock heatsink/fan that comes with it ! You will have to get a third party cooler like the Zalman VF700-Cu if you want stability.
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The problem with the 6600GT is that it will get real hot if you oc it while using the stock heatsink/fan that comes with it ! You will have to get a third party cooler like the Zalman VF700-Cu if you want stability.
Uh, well i wouldnt worry about temps, the Gigabyte 6600GT has a good stock cooler, and probably wouldnt be cost effective to upgrade the cooling. Besides that gfx card can handle up to 95c before they start artifacting or similar...
    
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Schaweet!! I'll be messing with it 2night since I did not get to last night.

So on the driver, I should just go to Nvida site and pull the recent one up for the 6600 series or the 6600gt one?

Thanks again, you guys have been a great help!!
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well, I put some AS5 on my cooler and HSI and i get load temps of 67C, and I get artifacting at 600 core/1.20 mem...if you get passive cooling for the mem, it might help

plus OCing on the 6600gt is awesome...don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
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Ok, I promise this will be my last question.

I was told to use the current driver. So I just need to make sure which is the correct driver to install. Would it be this one?


http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxpmce_77.79.html


I do have windows XP service packet II


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So on the driver, I should just go to Nvida site and pull the recent one up for the 6600 series or the 6600gt one?
Both have the same driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.95.html
The driver you asked about will also work as it's "ISF Certified on GeForce 6800 and GeForce 6600 GT"

tomasro,
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plus OCing on the 6600gt is awesome...don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
All right ! I'm getting myself one !
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Originally Posted by Robilar
Go into bios and disable onboard video (And possibly ram allocated to on-board video, some mb have this as a separate option). Also if the card is AGP, check in the bios to see if there is a setting for which video first (AGP or Onboard PCI). There may be a setting for PCI-E or Onboard PCI if you have a PCI-E board.

No you do not need to reflash your mobo bios for a new video card.

Populate your specs. It'll help us give you advice.

* Ok I finally got around to install my 6600gt.

I first went into device manager and disable my onboard card.

Then I turned off the PC. Open the case and installed the 6600gt card.

I then turn on the pc and went into the BIOS. There really was no way or even a selection to let me disable the onboard card, but I did select PCI-E as the start up.

Turn of PC , installed the driver provided on post# 18 ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.95.html )

Shut down and restart.

I setup my new resolution and went into device manger and saw only the 6600gt card enable.
ALl looks good!!
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**** But now,, the weird part.

I started up my game FARCRY.
Went into video setting and made it do auto detect. It setup everything on "LOW" settings. Why is this?
*** I refuse to play farcry in low setting. I put everything on HIGH setting and restart game.

Farcry restarted and started playing. Man it looked like $hit!! The tunnel I was in was awful, looked worse then my onboard card. The gun detail looked cruddy. The game play was very fast, but details/graphics = YUCKY.

I am wondering if those drivers above is not for my OS. Can this be?

My pc specs:

Win XP spII
512mb ram
200 gig HD
6600 GT video card.

17" flat panel LCD screen

I hope someone can help me out. Thanks
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The drivers above http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.95.html
are for Win2000 and WinXP.
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