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EVGA GeForce 9800Ggx2 died

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July 19, 2011 8:38:55 AM

Hi there,

My 9800gx2 decided to step out of his life so i have to face the fact i need to buy a new card.

Let me tell you my system specs:


Purposes:
Able to connect 2 x DVI
Main: 1650x1050 (22"inch)
Second 1400:900 (19" inch)
Games: World of warchraft and FS2004 on the main 22 inch "screen and movies on the second screen.

Stats:
Processor: Intel 6600 Core2Duo 2,4Ghz
Mainboard: Asus Rampage Formulie (X48 Chipset) 755 socket
Memorey: 6Gb
Voeding: Enermax 580watt incl 6+8 pins.
O.S. Windows 7 64 Bit
HD1: SSD
HD2 en 3 in Raid0

Can anyone tell me which is a good replacement for my Current 9800gx2.
Because i have totaly lost focus on what to choose Nvidia or Ati

Thanks in advance
July 19, 2011 11:42:58 AM

Ok, first overclock your CPU to 3Ghz-3+Ghz.

Second buy a gtx560ti, it is faster than the one you had, if you want to stick with nvidia. For ATi buy the 6950 1Gb model witch is faster than gtx560ti but not buy much.

3'rd remove one 2 Gb RAm sticks. You are destroying the dual channel configuration, that's if you have 2x2x2Gb sticks installed. Or add another 2Gb.

Can you consider a new PC? That core 2 duo will bottleneck the card. If not do what i recommended above.
July 19, 2011 12:06:36 PM

Hi there,

I never tried to overclock it but i know the mainboard can easily fix that for me.

At the moment 1 have 2x2Gb and 2x1Gb installed both are inserted als Dual channel configuration.

About the graphic card, it slightly override my budget in the netherlands the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB cost around 193,- I was more thinking max 150,- however i can wait a month for the extra money upgrade to a better card.

Maybe in 6 month i am upgrading my compater but atm while the 9800gx2 was alive all was fine and it performed very well.

Are there any other cards you will advice, i have been told the 6770 are good and the EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked would do it also?

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July 19, 2011 6:13:42 PM

Wait another month or borrow some money. The other ones you mentioned are not as fast as your previous card. You will lose performance.

And yes, you can overclock easy on your motherboard, just read the guides on toms and ask where you do not know and also post your results so that community members can verify you are doing it right.
July 27, 2011 6:31:38 AM

See if your card might still be in warranty with EVGA and see if you can get a new one through RMA, if not replace it with a better product...
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