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Please don't make this into an argument about the 590. Make your own thread if you want to do that.

I am aware of what OCP does, and I am aware that the 6990 is a better card, BUT I DON'T CARE!
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post #32 of 84
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Please don't make this into an argument about the 590. Make your own thread if you want to do that.

I am aware of what OCP does, and I am aware that the 6990 is a better card, BUT I DON'T CARE!
If you want the 590, get it. i think itll be limited tough, and if you want something for the long run, you should consider 580s in SLI (better OC potential)
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The "melting" (which was actually a VRM blowing and not anything melting) was due to people overvolting the card past 1.05mV all the way to 1.2mV and utilizing the old drivers which had no OCP control, thus causing the VRMs to blow.

I personally have not done so, but you can overvolt this card safely between 0.963mV and 1.02mV and push it to about 750-800 mhz just fine, and the newer drivers have OCP which will NOT cause any damage to the card.

Until you actually own a card, try not to spew so much garbage about it, since the vast majority of mis-information about the GTX 590 come from people who are either mis-informed or are ATi fanboys.
I think you're an nVidia fanboy on the opposite scale.

There was only one person who overvolted it all the way to 1.2v and that was Otto (W1zzard) from TPU.

Furthermore, the drivers DID have OCP control but it failed on certain applications. Thus the fix.

Lastly, the current drivers will limit anything past .963v and throttle down the performance.

So, it's not a fix and no, you can't overclock past ~725Mhz.
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Please don't make this into an argument about the 590. Make your own thread if you want to do that.

I am aware of what OCP does, and I am aware that the 6990 is a better card, BUT I DON'T CARE!
Then tell us why you're getting the GTX 590. There has to be some reason besides folding.
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Then tell us why you're getting the GTX 590. There has to be some reason besides folding.
Even folding wouldnt be a reason, as 2 580s outperform it by miles.
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If you want the 590, get it. i think itll be limited tough, and if you want something for the long run, you should consider 580s in SLI (better OC potential)
I am in high school.

I cannot just drop $740 without at least some planning.

The 590 is really the only nv card that interests me since it can do surround from a single card (4602win does not count). I tried to get surround to work with a pair of 470's, but the nVidia drivers were really flaky, and would not work 95% of the time. (strange how nv drivers are worse for me than AMD o_O)

580's also cost more by a fair margin. I don't overclock GPU's so that shouldn't be a problem. (relatively small returns for the amount of effort)


I am just worried that if i wait, i will not be able to get a 590.

In order to get one now, i would need to sell:
-6870
-Moto Droid
-Dell laptop
-Alienware laptop
=~$800

So i could do that, but if i wait a month, i will be getting a large sum of cash from my Confirmation (non Christians read here), so i could just buy it with that.

I do not buy PC parts for the performance, i am more interested in the opportunity to play arround with them. I can play all the games i like on my 6870.

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I am in high school.

I cannot just drop $740 without at least some planning.

The 590 is really the only nv card that interests me since it can do surround from a single card (4602win does not count). I tried to get surround to work with a pair of 470's, but the nVidia drivers were really flaky, and would not work 95% of the time. (strange how nv drivers are worse for me than AMD o_O)

580's also cost more by a fair margin. I don't overclock GPU's so that shouldn't be a problem. (relatively small returns for the amount of effort)


I am just worried that if i wait, i will not be able to get a 590.

In order to get one now, i would need to sell:
-6870
-Moto Droid
-Dell laptop
-Alienware laptop
=~$800

So i could do that, but if i wait a month, i will be getting a large sum of cash from my Confirmation (non Christians read here), so i could just buy it with that.

I do not buy PC parts for the performance, i am more interested in the opportunity to play arround with them. I can play all the games i like on my 6870.

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That's ridiculous. Why sell all those things when you can just wait for Christian Hanuka?

But seriously? Surround works flawlessly for me on GTX 480 SLi.

It's when I use odd monitors and try to get SoftTH to work that GTX 590 would sure come in handy.
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I am planning on selling those things anyways, but i would like to hold onto the dell laptop until the end of the year.

I already got a replacement for the phone, and the AW laptop is pretty much useless to me.

Yea, surround was weird. Every time i would enable it, the screens would either:

1. go dark and not come back on

2. come back, but at some crazy res like 1024x200, and then windows would freeze.

I know i'm crazy, but it is k. Some kids spend all their money on cars/drugs/women/whatever I spend it on ridiculous PC parts.
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It's his $$$ and how he spends it is absolutely none of anyone's business...
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I am planning on selling those things anyways, but i would like to hold onto the dell laptop until the end of the year.

I already got a replacement for the phone, and the AW laptop is pretty much useless to me.

Yea, surround was weird. Every time i would enable it, the screens would either:

1. go dark and not come back on

2. come back, but at some crazy res like 1024x200, and then windows would freeze.

I know i'm crazy, but it is k. Some kids spend all their money on cars/drugs/women/whatever I spend it on ridiculous PC parts.
You do realize you could have solved that issue right? Who's to say it won't happen again?

Well, cars are useless. Drugs are only good if you're rich, married and know how to stop yourself. And women are free, unless you count time as money.

Yeah, I agree. Computer hardware is where it's at. The money, I mean.. that's where the money is at, after you purchase an item.

I just think you're making a mistake based on poor knowledge and rash decision making.

So yeah, you're basically a high school student. Enjoy!
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