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Graphics Cards Comparable to 9800 Pro


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Twiztnin223

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I am told my graphics card is overheating. They said I can either buy a new one or get a cooler for it.

What kind of cooler can I get for a graphics card?

Is there anything that is comparable to or slightly better than an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro that you recommend? I'm thinking something with 256 is better than 128 right?

I'm using my computer for FFXI if that helps your decision.

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Thanks!

Edited by Twiztnin223, 12 August 2005 - 04:06 PM.

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not always true, my NX6600GT 128MB outperforms the 256MB edition, you 9800 Pro + new cooler should do the job, but an upgrade would make it a bit better, a 6600GT would be a good update.

By the way, what kind of VGA port are you using? (AGP, PCI/E)
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who's telling you that the graphics card is overheating?

i have a ati9600 and i play hardware heavy games(ffxi included) and don't experience any overheating.

if you go to bios you should be able to choose a option to see the temperature of cpu and inside of case, what are they? also you may be able to get a reading on the fan speeds that you have installed on the pc, if any.
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To check if you are overheating get rivatuner it has a monitor function that will find out and plot your temps over time.
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(see below)

Edited by Twiztnin223, 22 August 2005 - 12:01 AM.

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I have a ASUS Probe in my computer and all temps look good, but I cannot get a temp of the graphics card. When it freezes, I touch the graphics card and it is hot to the touch. Pretty hot, but not burning my fingers hot. I ordered a Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer REV. 3 to see if that helps. Opening the side of the case and putting a big fan in front of it sure does lol.

Any other ideas I can try lemme know.
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