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so my 9800 died like 8 days ago the guy refused a refund, so i just tossed the card aside and bought an 8800GT off voltage_drop (very nice guy) and for kicks i popped the 9800 in but didn't put all the screw in the bottom card and it works but if i put all the screws in it does not put out video whats up with that?
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Are you shorting out anything with the screws?
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Are you shorting out anything with the screws?
no i checked 3 times, my guess is the PCB must be warped.

lol im too scared to run a game because if it dies then i'll be sad again.
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/18/11 at 3:20am
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no i checked 3 times, my guess is the PCB must be warped
Strange, at least it's working without the screws so you have a functional card...
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Strange, at least it's working without the screws so you have a functional card...
lol yeah makes me an extremely happy man i went from hardly being able to play halo 1 to maxing crysis with 46 fps


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Looks good, what res are you playing Crysis at, those fps are mighty close to my gtx260 SLI scores
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Looks good, what res are you playing Crysis at, those fps are mighty close to my gtx260 SLI scores
i haven't tested it since i put it back in my rig (too scared I'll kill it) but 3 hours before it died i had crysis maxed with shadows on high and i was running 1440x900 i got an average of 46 fps it dipped to 39 fps once or twice. i think i had the card overclocked to 787 core 2000 shader and 1097 memory
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i haven't tested it since i put it back in my rig (too scared I'll kill it) but 3 hours before it died i had crysis maxed with shadows on high and i was running 1440x900 i got an average of 46 fps it dipped to 39 fps once or twice
Good stuff the GX2 is still ripping it, very similar FPS to mine altho I do play at 1680x1050
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post #9 of 17
Put a zip tie on the gx2 through the middle hole but dont tighten it all the way down.
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Good stuff the GX2 is still ripping it, very similar FPS to mine altho I do play at 1680x1050
yeah i was shocked at how strong this card was when i got it i had a severe CPU bottleneck(i had old Phenom 9750) and still got 34 fps maxed when my 4870 got 19 lol
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