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post #11 of 31
go w/ the gainward... it's a 512mb 7800GT that has been converted over to AGP. the conversion may slow the card down a bit... but the extra pipes and RAM should more than make up for it
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Blast, i ordered the slower one . is there a toooo big a difference between the cards to justify ebay or rma the card i ordered ? the slower one.
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Nah just keep the one ordered. It will be a slightly worse overclocker but the card is still really fast. Don't sweat it when the card can play all the newest games at max settings.
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Nah just keep the one ordered. It will be a slightly worse overclocker but the card is still really fast. Don't sweat it when the card can play all the newest games at max settings.
Alright *sighs* . I really wish i would have gone to the Gainward site before i ordered it . But oh well, cant do much about it .
Will Rivatuner work will this card ?
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Rivaturner might work with the card and might not. I am betting that it will. If it doesn't you can always use the overclocking utility that Nvidia supplies.
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post #16 of 31
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Rivaturner might work with the card and might not. I am betting that it will. If it doesn't you can always use the overclocking utility that Nvidia supplies.
Thanks, now i cant wait for the card, as i "forgot" mine at home when i came back from holiday and "had" to order a new one i.e. the 7800gs right now . So annoying, the wait !! .
Btw, i probably am hijacking my own thread with this slightly off topic questin, : would 2 gb of ram help improve performance of this card ??
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post #17 of 31
1.5 should be just fine. The only games which really see any noticeable improvement from 2gb of ram are Oblivion and Battlefield 2 and even then it isn't really that large. I would stick with the 1.5 for now.
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post #18 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanky
Thanks, now i cant wait for the card, as i "forgot" mine at home when i came back from holiday and "had" to order a new one i.e. the 7800gs right now . So annoying, the wait !! .
Btw, i probably am hijacking my own thread with this slightly off topic questin, : would 2 gb of ram help improve performance of this card ??
Yes it will give you Extra headroom and Bandwidth as you can load textures Quicker.
post #19 of 31
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1.5 should be just fine. The only games which really see any noticeable improvement from 2gb of ram are Oblivion and Battlefield 2 and even then it isn't really that large. I would stick with the 1.5 for now.
I should have mentioned its for the rig in my sig not the one below that, it is the one with the one with 300gb hard drive i mean.
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post #20 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanky
I should have mentioned its for the rig in my sig not the one below that, the one with 300gb hard drive i mean.
The Extra 512 Will help add a few more FPS nonetheless..Nothing all to major though.
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