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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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Old 04-23-2006, 10:28 AM   #12
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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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Old 04-23-2006, 12:56 PM   #13
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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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Old 04-23-2006, 02:10 PM   #15
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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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Old 04-23-2006, 02:21 PM   #16
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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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Old 04-23-2006, 04:32 PM   #18
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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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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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