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February 17, 2010 9:03:42 PM

792mhz core
1944mhz shader
1152mhz memory

all frequencies default

Should I SLI it with another 9800GTX+ssc edition?
-does the frequencies have to be the same? because i cant find a same card with the same frequencies

Should I wait till Fermi comes out and the price (hopefully) of the GTX285 or GTX295 will go down?

Any other suggestions?

My system:
QX6800 2.93ghz oc 3.73ghz
---bus speed 266mhz
---Rated FSB 1066mhz

9800GTX+ SSC Edition
4gb ddr2 ram 667mhz
680i sli mobo (not sure the clocks on the mobo, cant find it on CPUZ)

720watt dell generic psu

if you need any more info ill be glad to provide it :) 
a b Î Nvidia
February 17, 2010 9:12:35 PM

*shrug*
Could sell the two and go for an HD5850
Could SLI it and OC the sli'd one yourself.
Could downclock that one and SLI another one without an OC.
You'll need a good PSU.
DO NOT RELY ON nVIDIA.
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February 17, 2010 9:25:02 PM

If it is a 512mb edition then go find your self another 9800gtx+ if you can get if for about the same price as the 512mb edition of the GTS250. Remember the second 9800ggtx has to be the + edition or your won't be able to sli due to the different id chain.
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February 17, 2010 9:31:51 PM

nforce4max said:
Remember the second 9800ggtx has to be the + edition or your won't be able to sli due to the different id chain.

Silly willy, didn't you read the thread title?
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February 17, 2010 9:36:56 PM

What do you use your computer for and at what resolution?
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February 17, 2010 10:25:06 PM

yea its 512mb

1680x1050 res

used for gaming/f@h

are you sure a regular 9800gtx wont work with it? same chip?
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February 17, 2010 10:31:38 PM

shadow187 said:
Silly willy, didn't you read the thread title?


I hate typos oh well you caught me before I could make a correction but sli should be an option since the next generation Geforce are due in a few months and it wouldn't be the best move to go drop $200-$500 on a new card till prices adjust for competition. If you don't want to go Nvidia then get your self a nice 5850.
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February 17, 2010 10:44:57 PM

Love busting people's balls like that, :bounce: .

Razer, it's not a bad idea to take the 9800GTX+ you have now, and crossfire it. The GTS250 is a more common card, BUT look up prices of both the GTS250 and 9800GTX+. Whatever is cheaper, that's what you go ahead and buy. Both cards work with eachother in SLI.

Alternatively, which is what nforce and I put up, you could sell the 9800GTX+ you own, and get an HD5850 ($300), though the performance will be less than spending $120 on a new GTS250.
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February 17, 2010 11:10:03 PM

shadow187 said:
*shrug*
Could sell the two and go for an HD5850
Could SLI it and OC the sli'd one yourself.
Could downclock that one and SLI another one without an OC.
You'll need a good PSU.
DO NOT RELY ON nVIDIA.



umm, DO NOT RELY ON . . . . . .
AMD
INTEL
ATI
NVIDIA

Hell, if we throw everyones personal opinions onto the board we might as well build our own damn chips in our basement.

Leave your biased opinions in that little dark black hole in the back of your mind.
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February 17, 2010 11:30:44 PM

That was geared to, "Do not rely on nVidian release dates."
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February 17, 2010 11:39:30 PM

razercultmember1 said:
yea its 512mb

1680x1050 res

used for gaming/f@h

are you sure a regular 9800gtx wont work with it? same chip?


They are the same chip however the process of one has been reduced to make the 55nm version which is yours so look for another 9800gtx+ and it will work. If it does not it maybe the psu but seeing the rest of the system specks you have posted you should be fine.
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February 17, 2010 11:40:23 PM

shadow187 said:
Love busting people's balls like that, :bounce: .

Razer, it's not a bad idea to take the 9800GTX+ you have now, and crossfire it. The GTS250 is a more common card, BUT look up prices of both the GTS250 and 9800GTX+. Whatever is cheaper, that's what you go ahead and buy. Both cards work with eachother in SLI.

Alternatively, which is what nforce and I put up, you could sell the 9800GTX+ you own, and get an HD5850 ($300), though the performance will be less than spending $120 on a new GTS250.



SLI not crossfire, with your rank you should know that by now.
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February 17, 2010 11:42:13 PM

shadow187 said:
*shrug*
Could sell the two and go for an HD5850
Could SLI it and OC the sli'd one yourself.
Could downclock that one and SLI another one without an OC.
You'll need a good PSU.
DO NOT RELY ON nVIDIA.


Down clocking of the SSC edition is not required and SLI works just fine with differential clocks since 178 drivers.
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February 17, 2010 11:52:25 PM

If you want to sli your 9800gtx+ with a GTS250 you will need to flash one of your cards due to the driver. Nvidia designed it's drivers so that people couldn't and would not try to grow a brain to try a hybrid or asymmetric sli or attempt unsupported sli configurations programed the driver to only enable SLI when two or more cards or GPUs with the same ID chain even when the cores were the same. So if you decide to get a GTS250 you will need to flash your 9800gtx+ into a GTS250 but you need to know how to do that so I would forget that and go for a second hand 9800gtx+ for sli which is cheaper than going with a GT200B card while still having equal to or greater than performance vs one GT200. To much still go ahead and help your self to a cost effective upgrade out side sli that being a 5850 while still using your old 9800gtx+ for physx and Badaboom encoding (great for high quality mpegs). Last option sell your 9800gt+ SSC which the one you have is worth at least $150 due to its clocks and has a decent value to a collector. Yes your current card matches and exceeds some GTS250 cards out there due to it's high clocks and is why I recommend sli. If ever a GT200 card were to have such high clocks will sure turn heads.
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February 18, 2010 12:03:04 AM

nforce4max said:
SLI not crossfire, with your rank you should know that by now.

I said it right 2/3 times, and I'm too used to the term anyways, :\.

Triple post is not needed either.
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February 22, 2010 10:32:32 PM

Best answer selected by razercultmember1.
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