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8400GS detected as 6200?

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September 17, 2010 9:35:01 PM

I'm waiting on my 5870 1GB to get back from Sapphire, meanwhile the company I work at sent me this 8400GS PCI 512MB to work with for now.

NOT PCI-Express, I'm talking good ol' PCI from the 90s.

I put it in, I installed the latest drivers from nVidias site and it's detecting it as a 6200 with 256MB VRAM.

WTF?

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a b Î Nvidia
September 17, 2010 9:36:34 PM

what does GPU-Z state?
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 17, 2010 9:41:09 PM

Was it a 6200 that someone put in the 8400's box after they had removed and used the 8400?
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September 17, 2010 10:03:38 PM

ct1615 said:
what does GPU-Z state?




Mousemonkey said:
Was it a 6200 that someone put in the 8400's box after they had removed and used the 8400?


lol they're giving it for free, so I doubt they'd need to lie about it. It didn't come in its own box, it just says "8400GS 512MB" on the card itself. there's serial numbers and everything on that sticker, if you want em.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 17, 2010 10:07:05 PM

amirgtr said:
http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/09/17/hvp.png



lol they're giving it for free, so I doubt they'd need to lie about it. It didn't come in its own box, it just says "8400GS 512MB" on the card itself. there's serial numbers and everything on that sticker, if you want em.

If it was a card that came from the spares bin in the IT dept. it may not have been intentional but it happens but regardless of that and whatever sticker is on it that die size is a 6200.
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September 18, 2010 12:34:30 AM

Looked on the card again, on the fan it says EVGA....also looked at what it says when it boots up. It says 6200 256MB.

Pretty weird, but I guess I'm stuck with this 6200 till the 5870 arrives. I wish my 7600GT hadn't blew the f*** up. lol.

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a b Î Nvidia
September 18, 2010 12:37:12 AM

amirgtr said:
Looked on the card again, on the fan it says EVGA....also looked at what it says when it boots up. It says 6200 256MB.

Pretty weird, but I guess I'm stuck with this 6200 till the 5870 arrives. I wish my 7600GT hadn't blew the f*** up. lol.


I owned the 7600GT also, that was a great card back in the day...like six years ago
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 18, 2010 12:39:06 AM

amirgtr said:
Looked on the card again, on the fan it says EVGA....also looked at what it says when it boots up. It says 6200 256MB.

Pretty weird, but I guess I'm stuck with this 6200 till the 5870 arrives. I wish my 7600GT hadn't blew the f*** up. lol.

I think someone has been playing with stickers! ;) 
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September 18, 2010 12:41:58 AM

Wait a minute...

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=512-P2-N73...

That's it! The card looks exactly like it, also says "e-Geforce" on it instead of "Geforce". So I guess I'm not stuck with a 6200?

@ct1615: I got mine about a year ago from our company to use as a spare. I had just sold my 8800GTS G92 and I was trying to get a 4870x2. Used the 7600GT for a while, it actually ran lot of recent games pretty ok. Got the 4870x2 and it turned out to be too much trouble. Heat, power, stutter... FINALLY getting the 5870, and I'm just praying my ass off that it's not gonna stutter like that 4870x2. lol.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 18, 2010 12:46:49 AM

Just a thought but what motherboard are you using?
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September 18, 2010 12:54:36 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Just a thought but what motherboard are you using?


Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R.

By the way I read the sticker, the model number is 512-P2-N738-LR, exactly matching the EVGA card I found. Looks the same, says it's the same, but it's not PCI-E and it thinks its a 6200. I don't get it.

The sticker doesn't look like something someone messed with, it's completely clean and flat on the card. Like any sticker it has those cross-razor cuts on it so if anyone wanted to take it off it'd totally tear apart.

Maybe I gotta flash it? Whatever it is, 6200 is too slow, even for Photoshop.
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