1950 xt vs 8800gts

Hello

ive just toasted my 7600gt during a cooler change (thermal right hr-03)

So i need a new card

but the x1950 xt is about 150 pounds
Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256MB DDR3 TV-out DUAL DVI VIVO LITE RETAIL PCI Express

and the 8800 gts is about 200 poundsGigabyte GeForce 8800GTS 320MB DDR3 TV-out HDTV DUAL DVI RETAIL PCI Express

Which is the more silent card....y system is very silent at the moment and i dont want what was on feks the 7600gt it was way too loud...you almost coulden be in he same room

have the coolers improoved during this generation change...

and are ati better at dispersing heat..

i dont want to go for aftermarket cooler because it has gone wrong before

Please help :?: :?:
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  1. 7600gt... loud? If I had a microphone so I could let you hear my x1950 pro...
  2. i like oblivion but after gaming on my 7600 for an hour the noise is so loud ......its quite unbearesable...too loud for movies....

    but is it possible to regulate the fan on a 8800 gts card
  3. Not sure, its not on my card and thats a downside if you heard it :(
  4. Quote:
    i like oblivion but after gaming on my 7600 for an hour the noise is so loud ......its quite unbearesable...too loud for movies....

    but is it possible to regulate the fan on a 8800 gts card
    Correct me if Im wrong, but I think the 7600's fan would always be running fast. I think this is so, but not sure. The other 2 cards will not make much noise in 2D, so they should be fine for movies. In 3D both cards can get loud (GTS and 1950) You have 2 issues here. One is price, the 1950 should be okay for most games, meaning you can crank up the eye candy on all but a few, oblivion, you should be able to max all but a few settings. The GTS is similar for oblivion and better in most games with the 1950 better in a few. BUT, the GTS is of course DX10 and the 1950 is only DX9, so youd be more ready for future gaming or newer games with the GTS. Hope this helps. And anyone let me know about the 7600 fan, Ill be looking it up
  5. from across the pond :o)

    Be careful with the Sapph 1950xt. Over here there are QC issues of that one board. One fix is present using Ati Tools 0.27b for the fans or if you're a 'fan' of it download the v7.4 Control Center (BIG file).

    Anything 1950 is DX9 ONLY. If the rest of your sys ops can handle DX10, go 8800 anything. If you toasted a 7600, your power supply needs an upgrade to minimum 600W !!! Don't even think of these two boards without 600W. With 500W you might squeek by with a stock 1950 GT (no QC issues)

    GL
    f61
  6. Just a simple but VERY important question. What PSU are you going to use for the video card upgrade? If you don't have a PSU that can handle either of the cards that you want, then you will be replacing at least the PSU, if not more if your not careful. I believe that you need to have at least 26-29A on the 12V rails, correct me if I'm wrong. So you will need to know how much your PSU can handle. Please don't just give us the wattage, it doesn't always clue us into the whole picture. If you can give us the make model and possibly the Amps on the side of the PSU for the 12V rail(s) than we can make sure you have what it needs to run either of the video cards.

    My 2cp
  7. Like was mentioned, make sure of your psu. Go with 30 amps on the 12 volt rails. At least 30 amps for either of these cards. Not 26, as that may not be enough. Thats bare minimum. Depends on your rig and overclocking as well. But get at least 30 amps, and for the GTS thats a squeaker
  8. If you want a quiet & cool running 1950xt then overclockers UK sell this card: PowerColor ATI Radeon X1950 XT Extreme SILENT Heatpipe 256MB GDDR3 VIVO for £123.36 inc VAT. It's 1 of the cheapest prices for a 1950xt and it comes with the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 (1 of the most efficient & quiet coolers around) vga cooler as standard.

    Here's a link to the card @ OCUK:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-066-PC&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=404
  9. Quote:
    7600gt... loud? If I had a microphone so I could let you hear my x1950 pro...


    lol!

    my 1950 pro isnt that loud....atleast not 90% of the times when the fan is running at 40-50%.

    the rest of my system on the other hand...like a jet engine! doesnt bother me cause i usually have my headphones on any way. :lol:
  10. i cant even hear my 8800 8) full speed ahead
  11. I traded my very loud 7600GT (xfx) for a 8800gts recently and it seems much quieter by comparison. The GT was Ok for normal windows use but any GL stuff or games would cause the fan to go into jet turbine mode.
  12. Quote:
    7600gt... loud? If I had a microphone so I could let you hear my x1950 pro...


    lol!

    my 1950 pro isnt that loud....atleast not 90% of the times when the fan is running at 40-50%.

    the rest of my system on the other hand...like a jet engine! doesnt bother me cause i usually have my headphones on any way. :lol:
    Mine is a powercolor which doesnt dynamically change fan speed, so it runs at a constant jet-engine speed. :(
  13. I am using a hyper type-r 580 watt så there should not be a problem with this
  14. Thganks everybody i think i am going for nthe 8800gts and efter a while if it gets too noisy i will buy the new thermal right v2 cooller...does anybody need a hr-03 :)
  15. Quote:
    7600gt... loud? If I had a microphone so I could let you hear my x1950 pro...


    lol!

    my 1950 pro isnt that loud....atleast not 90% of the times when the fan is running at 40-50%.

    the rest of my system on the other hand...like a jet engine! doesnt bother me cause i usually have my headphones on any way. :lol:
    Mine is a powercolor which doesnt dynamically change fan speed, so it runs at a constant jet-engine speed. :(

    hmmm, cant you set it up using rivatuner?? cause im sure it has the options of setting it such that you can designate various temp ranges to various fan speeds. SO you can saaaay set up 40% speed to temps below 50 degs, 50% to 50-60 degs, 60% to 60-70 degrees... so on and so forth. Generally mine hits 100% at about 85 degrees...but i only get that when i use ati tool to test for artifacts.
  16. Nope, I cant even view the temp. There is no access to temp monitoring or fan control. Even after flashing to a different BIOS (the stock had that stuff disabled anyway) it didnt work, so its a hardware issue.
  17. well that sux.
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