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Old 04-23-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default need some advice before making a move

will there be a difference when i upgrade from 2 6800 ultras pci-express sli....to a 7900GTX pci-express (just 1 card, no sli)

please need some advice by the end of today

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: need some advice before making a move

I don't think there will be a big difference. The performance is probably going to be about the same.
I wouldn't spend my money on a 7900GTX if I already had 2x 6800 ultra.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:28 AM   #3
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ok i need to know why it still laggs then....for example on COD2 or FEAR.... i have everything on max, and still laggs....at 1280x1024 relolution

and my cards heat up to 78 c..

those darn 6800 ultras heat up too much

at idle there are 60-62
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:30 AM   #4
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What about on lower settings? Like meduim-ish..
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: need some advice before making a move

shouldn't 2 6800 ultras be enough to run on highest settings smoothly?
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:32 AM   #6
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Apparently not..just try it on medium settings for a while..
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
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ok....will a damn 7900 gtx let me run on max settings smoothly?


or maybe it's the monitor? maybe i need a monitor with straight DVI instead of a adapter....
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:40 AM   #8
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No, wont be that. I think a 7900GTX will run then on high smoothly..
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:54 AM   #9
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Now my monitor isn't straight DVI connection i have to use adaptor could that cause lagg or slow down?

i mixed in 2 different brand ram, same timing and performance though, could the difference brand cause slow down?

Could it be that 650 watt power supply is not enough?

Maybe i need a better power outlet thing...those things were you can connect multiple power cables and stuff, maybe i need a better one?

could the processor or any other thing be bottlenecking?

please guys im gunna be buying the 7900 gtx today, but if i could maybe solve a problem with my 2 6800 ultras, i'll keep them
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #10
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strange that. i would of said that ytour comp could run fear no probs at high graphics. i run fear on highest poss and it lags out every now and then which i have put down to my crappy ram, but yet you have 2G. it espiecally shouldnt be lagging out on COD 2
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:20 AM   #11
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it only laggs at times..... it's not a constant lagg...only laggs at certain points...like when theres a big big fire fight in COD2 when playing Online, or when a big scene comes up....or FEAR when theres a scene coming up.....but it does not lagg constantly..... but i want to be able to play and go thrugh the biggest fire fight or the biggest scene and not lagg at all.....

From what i think.....I belive 1 7900 gtx is better then 2 6800 ultras, and i will run alot less damn heat....at full load playing cod2 i run at about 70 C....

any more comments please guys
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I would agree, but the Ultra's should be able to do it OK. What average FPS you getting?
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i don't know i haven't run Fraps before..... but im going to buy the 7900 GTX 512 mb anyways.....i'll just do a cpuple benchmarks and see the difference
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i get a AquaMark score of 87,771 with my current setup is that good?
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dude u seriously dont need to waste that kinda money, 2 ultras will play anything u want, i blame it on the heat, get some zalman heatsinks and put them on those cards, also what kind of fans do u have on your case and how do u have them set up? do u have the lastest drivers for everything? what do u get in 3dmark05?
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along with getting a 7900GTX, i would get 2 1GB sticks instead of 4x512MB sticks. That also causes performance loss.
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dude u seriously dont need to waste that kinda money, 2 ultras will play anything u want, i blame it on the heat, get some zalman heatsinks and put them on those cards, also what kind of fans do u have on your case and how do u have them set up? do u have the lastest drivers for everything? what do u get in 3dmark05?

But they only lag when big events are coming up, how high is the texture in the games?
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Default Re: need some advice before making a move

Dual 6800s should get the job done. Maybe you can overclock your gpus, while adding some more fans to keep it cool. The Zalmans do a great job from what I hear. Wonder if there is any thermal paste for gpus? Lol, I dunno just some suggestions. Stick with the 6800s though, and think every possible solution before you buy that 7900 gtx.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:39 PM   #19
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6800Ultras are already 16/6. Get the VF900-cu from Zalman to cool those gpus and overclock them. Use AS5 for the gpu core and some thermal tape for the RAM sinks.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:12 AM   #20
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ya zalman has a nice new cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001 it looks like the last one but just a better design with more fins, i really am convinced that the cards are slowing down because of heat problems, try opening the case and putting a big fan in front of there and see if it brings down the temps and if u still lag or not
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