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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 23, 2014 6:52:57 PM

My old 8800gt is starting to go bad and I need a suggestion on replacement. I tried to take my 660 gtx but I can't even get it to bios. Something cheap that would be the same or better than the old 8800gt would be preferred. Something that is actually compatible would be helpful.

Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

EVGA 512-P3-N808-AR GeForce 8800GT AKIMBO SuperClocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400

DFI LP LT X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

Prefer to use like newegg or amazon.

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February 24, 2014 5:55:17 AM

Unfortunately no one can guarantee you compatibility with machine that is 5+ years old. Buy from sites that you know you can return easily.
Budget offers: 750, 750TI. Very new, affordable, a bit slower than 660, but definitely better than 8800, initial reviews are full of praise...
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February 24, 2014 6:00:44 AM

630 DDR3 is slower than your 8800. For performance comparison check: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
750 and 750 TI are not added yet as were released last week, but I estimate they 750 will be in the same layer as 560, 560 TI (or one above that).
There are several 750s ~$120 on amazon and newegg.
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February 24, 2014 6:57:41 AM

Do a BIOS update on the motherboard and try that 660 again, no real reason why a 660 wold not boot on that motherboard and power supply, although there is a small chance of it. Make sure you have all the power connectors in.
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