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Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30109

Hi Gents,

Last night my GeForce 8800 GT 512MB PCI-E video card died. I reinstalled my old GeForce 7600 512MB which is working OK, but think I might like to have something with a little more horsepower - which is why I replaced the 7600 in the first place. Any suggestions? It's been over 2 years since I went shopping for video cards, not sure what's out there now. I do want to stay with nVidia.

Scott
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30110

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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30111

Hi Leif,

That would be in my price range....also considering the 9800 GT 1GB. Seems to have gotten good reviews.

Cheers,
Scott
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30113

everything from the older series is good Scott, so the 9800 GT would be a god choice.... darn loss that 8800... I have mine (a GTX) on a waterblock and still does a fine and silent job)

Jan
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30114

Hi Scott,

I've got a 9800GTX+ 512Mb.

It does a good job with FSX but gets pretty noisy at times. The noise level would vary with the manufacturer of the card and the computer case I imagine. Unless you're water cooled like Jan. :)

Jon
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30115

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not water cooled. Does the 9800 run that much hotter than the 8800 you would need water cooling?

Scott


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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30116

you don't need it... but you could mount a aftermarket-cooler by f.e. Zalman... they run cooler and more quiet then the standard coolers... I'm talking about aircoolers not waterblocks :)... Zalman is not the only manufacturer of aftermarket-fans

jan
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30117

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You might also need to consider your UPS rating - I currently have that problem since changing my motherboard, video card & W7.
The current PSU (550 w) drove the old versions OK without triggering the overload level of the UPS, but now I am hitting the overload trigger of the UPS ( 2.5VA) with most outings in FSX & it will also do it in FS9 at times & certainly if AVG is sweeping at the same time, so my next purchase is going to have to be a bigger UPS, & thats almost twice the price of my current smaller one!
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30118

I think I'll be OK on the PS side. I have a thermalake (sp) 750W. It ran the 8800 without any problems.

Thanks for the replies,
Scott
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Re: Video card question 4 years 11 months ago #30119

750 W is more then enough running a comp thats not tweaked too much :)

Jan
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