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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

just in case, my computer has:

amd x2 3800
2 gigs dual channel pc 3200 at 400 mhz
x-fi extreme music
seagate serial ata 80 gig hd
asus sli-deluxe motherboard
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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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Default Re: need some advice before making a move

What about on lower settings? Like meduim-ish..
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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shouldn't 2 6800 ultras be enough to run on highest settings smoothly?
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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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Default Re: need some advice before making a move

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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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800
1 gig Patriot dual channel PC 3200 at 400 mhz w/heatshield 2-3-2-5
1 gig Ultra dual channel PC 3200 at 400 mhz w/heatshield 2-3-2-5
seagate serial ata 80 gig Hard Drive
X-Fi Extreme Music
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Asus A8N SLI-Deluxe Motherboard
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Full Tower Case, plenty of space and air flow
650 watt SLI ready powersupply


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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Default Re: need some advice before making a move

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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