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my card is about 100 years old and......

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by JUDAS3, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. JUDAS3 New Member

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    its nearly dead.

    its a first generation nvidia 8800GTS 640mb.

    its currently water cooled.

    day to day stuff its fine, but it crashes while playing steam games mostly.

    so, my question is - What card do I get next, ATI or Nvidia, what model??

    I haven't a lot of cash spare and I need it to be comparable.

    I'm only using a 19" screen.

    thanks if you can help.
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    give it about a month or so and both companies will have their latest models out. Your card may be old but it's still not to bad.
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    100 years old... nah. That card is STILL good, rather it would be if it wasn't borked. Try and find a cheap replacement to hold you over until ATi releases the DX11 5000 series cards later on this year (in Sept. I believe). Look around on Ebay or ask around in the B/S/T forum here, I'm sure someone's got something decent laying around for you.
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    Yeah wait for the 5xxx series from ati coming next month.

    I thought you were going to say you had an ati rage or something :)

    Also, sice the 8800 is BFG it should have a 10 year warranty so you can RMA it.
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    Have to agree - an "old" 8800GTS is still probably one of the better cards around, even today.

    Sure its not going to win any top end awards , but its still equal, or better than most cards on offer below the top $ bracket.

    If you Google around a little you will also find a LOT of other ppl complaining that mainly STEAM games are crashing, and nothing else.

    It may not be your card at all....
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    Man I cant believe I payed £180 for one of the 320mb ones a couple of years ago about a month before the G92 512mb version came out :shadedshu

    That still has been my most expensive graphics card to date :confused:
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    lol i have the same feeling about that i bougt my evga 8800GTS for 400 euros :cry: and now i have a top card for only 160 euros
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    haha i got a hd 2600xt for over a hundred an that was only last year! before i new anything about comps, i learnt a valuble lesson. do not believe the sales assistant.
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    what water block do u have?
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    as other said, wait till september. in the meantime get something cheap like a 9500 gt or a 4650
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    I paid 500e for this evga 8800 ultra :x
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Steam games are like that alot of the time.

    Also, try and wait. For me personally i am trying to get a GTX 260 even if the new cards come out, should perform great in upcoming games.

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