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Woot! 8800 GTX is amazing!

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September 28, 2007 9:44:01 PM

I thought my 8800 GTX was too hot at 70c idle. turned up fan cycle to 100% idled at 60c. I used riva tuner turned down the clock in 2d and 3d 300/450 idled at 54c. Surprisingly I could own up CSS, Oblivion and Bioshock at smooth fps. originally was 600/900 i turned it down to HALF of it's power!

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September 28, 2007 10:14:19 PM

OK. So the point being is? If that so then why buy a GTX when you're not going to use its full potential, rather buy a GTS which runs cooler at a cheaper price.
September 28, 2007 10:18:38 PM

Totally agreed. What is the point of this post?
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September 28, 2007 10:45:24 PM

gts doesn't run much coler, but yes it is cheaper, you see, the advantage of the gtx over the gts in most cases (say, less than 1900x1200 res) is those "invisible frames" the gtx slaughters the gts, but the gts is already doing 100fps the gtx is just doing 170...also, underclockign a gtx would still make it better than the gts because of the more shader units...
September 29, 2007 2:46:34 AM

By the way, aren't the GTX's good to 100C? I really think they are. It's just the rest of your system you need to keep cool!
September 29, 2007 3:43:10 AM

Ilander said:
By the way, aren't the GTX's good to 100C? I really think they are. It's just the rest of your system you need to keep cool!
That might be the GPU temperature threshold, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea for it to run at that temperature.

As to the OP, why the hell would you buy an 8800GTX and only run it at half the stock clockspeed? :sarcastic: 
September 29, 2007 4:49:34 AM

my first thoughts would be to work on case ventilation instead of lowering clock speeds. That is pretty high to be idled. What case are you using with it? I would work on my cases airflow WAY before I would lower my clock speeds
September 29, 2007 9:03:09 AM

I could understand lowering the clock speed while idling, but it just seems illogical to spend that much money and then make it worse
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