Hey people, it's been a while...
Wellllllll im gonna start from the start, or thereabouts...
I got a Dell last year, and after browsing here, decided to overclock my 6800, lol I overclocked the bejaysus out of it, and it seemed to be running fine, but i gave up checking the temps and in the end, it blew :'(
6 days after Dells warranty expired, I dunno if they woulda replaced it...but still that was annoying. I know I deserved it. But I guess we learn from our mistakes then yeh? (the first one, I now realise after my DVD burner broke of its own accord, was getting a dell in the first place)
So yehhhhhh now theres a few things I want to know.....
1) IS it possible that damage to any other components may have occurred? The card didnt actually 'blow', it's jus stopped working, the fan still spins etc, but the Dell screen artifacts and the comp crashes before i have a chance to do anything.
2) I know my slot thing is PCI-E, but are there different types of PCI-E, like PCI-E 16 or PCI-E 12 etc? And if so, how do I find out what type it is?
Okay, now, I've been browsing ebay for some good deals, and think i may have found a couple within my xmas prezzy price range, I was considering just getting a replacement 6800, but I've seen some sweet deals on the 7900 GS, going for about 200 euro including p&p, whereas the 6800's seem to be going for about 130 euro, 7600gt's going for about 170.
how does an ELSA 7900gs 512mb ram sound? for 200 euro that is.
It's clocked at around the same as the other 7900gs's?
Thats what im considering anyway, and here are a couple of other quesitons
3) Will I need to change my power supply to support this new card? And how do I check how big my power supply is?
4) Will I need additional cooling, or will the stock cooling do? I'm not planning on overclocking any card I get for a while lol
Thank's in advance people