Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

nvidia 9600gt


  • Please log in to reply

#16
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts

The 8800 GT is a much better card then the older 8800 GTS 320mb cards.

That would greatly depend on what resolution he was gaming at.
James

No it wouldn't; the 8800GT 512MB trounces the old G80 8800GTSs in everything, especailly the 320MB version of the G80 8800GTS.
Geforce 8800GT faster than 8800GTS 640MB
New Nvidia GeForce 8800GT Surprises

And yes, that is a great deal on the 8800GT, and I would highly recommend it if you have room for it in your budget.

Edited by stettybet0, 13 February 2008 - 01:48 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#17
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
thanks,

so this is what i'm gonna do.

I'll head down to Microcenter in a few days (weekend) and pick up this card. (8800gt) and return the mem sticks I had ordered off the egg.

total price of upgrades after MIRs is about: $260 dollars.

and just to confirm. the 8800gt i'm getting should be "BETTER" than the 9600gt right?
  • 0

#18
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
Yes, the 8800GT will be better than the 9600GT.
Posted Image
Posted Image
  • 0

#19
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
http://microcenter.c...duct_id=0258432

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171018 - same newegg version

found this O.o any good?
  • 0

#20
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
I thought you already got a PSU.

I ended up getting this PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

The one that you said you already got is better than this new one.
  • 0

#21
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
yea but it's cheaper and because i'm getting the 8800gt, i won't have money left for cod4 or crysis :)
  • 0

#22
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
If you get a cheapo PSU, it could fry all of your components, and then you could never play any games on the computer. I'd stick with the one you originally got. If you want extra cash to buy games, then wait for the 9600GT and just get it instead. But it's mighty hard to pass up on the 8800GT at that price... If you buy it, you could download the demos for the games, and use them to satisfy your gaming needs while you save up for the full versions of the games. That's what I do. :)

Edited by stettybet0, 13 February 2008 - 02:24 PM.

  • 0

#23
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
:) thanks. the stuff just came in the door. :) i'm going to be off and installing the PSU now. yay!
  • 0

#24
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
srry bout the double post.

UGH!!!

is this normal?

it should be DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

also have a CAS of 4 not 5...


Posted Image
Posted Image'

My psu works. took a little shifting to get it in and align the holes because the Dell one was bigger! :)

all going smooth. no crashes..

I'm going to leave my computer on overnight for the next few days to stress test.

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 13 February 2008 - 05:00 PM.

  • 0

#25
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
Your RAM seems to be defaulted to DDR2-667 speeds; it is probably the highest speed your motherboard supports. The timings are standard JEDEC timings, meant to insure compatibility with most motherboards. Typically, you could change both of these values, but if you have a DELL motherboard, there's not much you can do about it, as most BIOS options are locked.
  • 0

Advertisements


#26
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
oh wow..

should i get this http://www.clubit.co...temno=CA9654050

or that other 8800gt i was talking about O.o

seems to me prices are getting lower and lower.
  • 0

#27
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
After shipping the MSI one is about $15 less. The EVGA one has these advantages over it:

  • Lifetime warranty (MSI has 3 year part warranty, 2 year labor warranty)
  • Step-up program
It's your decision on whether those features are worth $15.

Edited by stettybet0, 13 February 2008 - 08:26 PM.

  • 0

#28
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
Hmm... i have some old gamecube games..

any idea how much i could sell those for? O.o

I'm going with the EVGA one btw.

EDIT:

http://clubit.com/pr...temno=CA9654050

!!! now it dropped even more!

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 14 February 2008 - 02:57 PM.

  • 0

#29
Rocknrollcows

Rocknrollcows

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 432 posts
O.o

http://www.ncixus.co.....y Technology/

please advise.

it would be $194 after S+H

I just don't know anymore :) :) :)
  • 0

#30
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
For the Galaxy one:

Pros:
  • Better-than-reference fan.
Cons:
  • Little-known (at least in the US), Chinese brand. (Therefore, it probably contains high amounts of lead paint. :))
  • I couldn't find any warranty info, but it'd sure cost a bundle to send it back to China to be repaired or replaced.
  • The fan looks like it would take up an adjacent peripheral slot.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP