I was wondering if people have had much luck with MSI graphics cards. I was running a 5900XT overclocked by 10% for quite a while and have now switched to a 6800GT AGP. I have it set to 384/1104 without any problems and a 55-60 degree max. I know that it can go easily to 440/1200 but don't want to kill its life. Anyone have experience with MSI?
Their really not that cheap. Usually runs above most others but their coolers seem to be alot better. My 6800 is pure copper with a speed ajustable fan. Keeps it at a good temp but no idea life span based on over clocking.
AMD64 3000+ @ 2.2GHz 1024MB Ram
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe NVidia NForce 3 250GB
MSI 6800GT AGP @ 385/1104
2X120GB SATA150 7200 Raid 0
385Watt Quiet Power
my 9550 was really cheap, cheapest at the time of purchase. and still i bet its better quality than all the other ones below it now oced to 512 core core 550 mem. i stand by their graphics cards just not their mobos.
Looking for a fender jaguar/ jag-stang. has to be a lefty.
I have a MSI 7800GTX that I've had for a couple of months now, seems to overclock well enough. Noisy SOB though. I have mine at 477/1371 no artifacts using coolbits. I don't want to mess with too much more though, thing was too expensive for me to want to fry. Temps stay below 60, and my case is a POS.
My MSI 6800 vanilla is a good card. The stock cooler, however, was a piece of crap. Im not even convinced that its metal. The fan made a high pitched whining, and didnt keep the chip from throttling when OCd even slightly.
Ive long since installed a Zalman AlCu video HSF and all those problems went away.
Other than that, its been a great card. nVidia has the best drivers around, imo, and rock-solid graphics.
BTW, it looks like MSI has improved the HSF they are putting on the 6800 with a copper version, which im sure is better than what I got back when the 6s were first launching.
I have mixed feelings on this topic as i have bought about 4 different MSI graphics cards over the years 3 of them were nvidia cards and one was an ATI card. the 3 nvidia cards are still alive and kicking, but the ATI one has been problematic from day one. So currently i think i have switched over to BFG cards. Yes i know they are a little more expensive, but their customer support can't be beat, and their cards wicked fast.
I have a MSI 6600GT 128MB PCI-X in my other computer. I used the built-in forceware overclock utility (opened through coolbits etc.) to detect optimal frequencies and it found 570/1141 tobe a stable setting. I have since been running the card on these frequencies without any issues. I didn't try to overclock them further as a few more Mhz won't be worth over stressing the card. this is already a 10%+ overclock on the stock frequencies. The card is very quite and am happy with its performance.
The temps are 48C on idle and around 60-62C on load while running at 570/1141