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well I got a XFX 6600 GT agp ordered to replace my FX 5200.
it has the same specs as the pci-ex so Im hoping it will perform the same(any way it goes its better than what Ive been using to play FarCry/PainKiller)

now to decide what to do with the 5200, sell it on ebay for $20 or........
destroy it?
 

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well I got a XFX 6600 GT agp ordered to replace my FX 5200.
it has the same specs as the pci-ex so Im hoping it will perform the same(any way it goes its better than what Ive been using to play FarCry/PainKiller)

now to decide what to do with the 5200, sell it on ebay for $20 or........
destroy it?

Good luck let us know!!!!!
 

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nah...mail it to me so i can stick it in my spare comp


hmmm give it away....
I would, but I think Im gona try and sell it on ebay.

maybe I can get enough out of it to make one of the payments on my 6600 GT.

Evil XP2400 I plan on it. Ive been doing benches on this 5200 all evening to get a comparison on just how much of an improvement it is.
Im ashamed....I didnt even get 200 marks on 3Dmard 05 lol
BTW did you know your avatar is smilly the button from Chaos! comics?
 

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As per Evil's request I got some benches this evening

3dMark 05 2921 marks
3dMark 03 7525 marks
Aquamark 44,504

not to shaby IMOP.
 

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nope no oc yet.......key word being yet lol
 

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As per Evil's request I got some benches this evening

3dMark 05 2921 marks
3dMark 03 7525 marks
Aquamark 44,504

not to shaby IMOP.

Thanks for the benches, I wanted to have something to compare to because I was considering this card before I decided to get the 6800.

Nice, I think nvidia really nailed it here with that card (6600gt) and it's price
, even more with the 6800GT the performance for the $ is unbelievable.

Big ups to nvidia.

My new PC will be finished tomorrow, I'll post some benches of the 6800 vanilla when I get it running.
 

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now to decide what to do with the 5200, sell it on ebay for $20 or........
destroy it?

Just keep it around as a spare. You never know when you'll need it, for the unlikely event that your new card dies on you, or you decide to hobble a new PC together from spare parts.

I don't get rid of components until they are so old they are truly, seriously, useless. I mean so old they are a joke to even consider using. E.g., just last month I finally threw out my old 133 MHz Pentium that I had been keeping around. I couldn't even salvage most components for parts; the MB was a different form factor, the video card was a Win95 era SVGA card (no 3D at all), etc. But I did keep the SoundBlaster 16 w/ MIDI daughtercard, baby! I'll keep it until I get an Audigy to replace the Live! in my "real" PC, then the Live! gets downgraded to my second PC, and the SB16 goes in the trash.
 

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ok got the oc benches
stock is 500mhz core 1000mhz ram
oc'ed it to 576mhz core 1.14ghz ram

results
3dmark05 went up to an even 3300 marks
3dmark03 went up to 8407 marks
 

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Originally Posted by DevilDriver

ok got the oc benches
stock is 500mhz core 1000mhz ram
oc'ed it to 576mhz core 1.14ghz ram

results
3dmark05 went up to an even 3300 marks
3dmark03 went up to 8407 marks

That's smokin' bro, and especially with an Athlon XP and DDR333. WoW!
. Not to mention you got a darn good OC! Impressive.
 

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Originally Posted by DevilDriver

ok got the oc benches
stock is 500mhz core 1000mhz ram
oc'ed it to 576mhz core 1.14ghz ram

results
3dmark05 went up to an even 3300 marks
3dmark03 went up to 8407 marks

Nice numbers!!!

You should post in the 3dmark score thread in the benchmarking and overclocking software forum.

I'm getting 9298 on 3dmark03 with my 6800 standard stock... I havent been able to overclock, I was having some issues with the official nvidia drivers. But I took care of that with the 70.xx beta drivers. I'm gonna try to OC today.

What are you using to overclock???
 

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Im using the coolbits reg key.
I upped my ram a bit more to 1.16ghz and got my 3dmark03 score up to 8459 marks
 

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Im using the coolbits reg key.
I upped my ram a bit more to 1.16ghz and got my 3dmark03 score up to 8459 marks

That's some impresive #'s on that memory.

I think I'm gonna put off the overclock all together, I can play all the games I own at high res and good FPS with all the bells and wistles on.

I'll probably just try improving by tweaking settings... I just remembered I have it set on quality in the advanced options so that's probably hurting my 3dmark score. I'll post new ones when I get home and change that.
 
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