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Oblivion is killing my 6600gt!!!!!!

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April 1, 2006 2:24:29 AM

I got a crap xpertvision 6600gt 256mb pci-e and oblivion kills it ! rises temps trough the roof 66Celcius + and causes artifacts alll over the screen when playing oblivion!!!! HELP! I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME AND ARRRG PLAAPLAPLA BLALBLALAA

running Forceware 84.25 beta
April 1, 2006 8:12:05 PM

That is nowhere near enough info to work with. We'd need to see Rig specs, clock settings on the card, it's not a fanless vid card is it?, and what settings are you trying to run?
April 4, 2006 3:11:52 PM

What can I say? My XFX 6600GT AGP is playing very nicely with Oblivion ... granted, the game auto-detected for "medium" settings, but I manually bumped the resolution to 1280x1024 and everything sure looks fine to me, without any framerate slowdowns whatsoever. The 6600 series is on the very specific list of cards Oblivion supports.
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April 5, 2006 10:18:17 AM

I agree with Syzler. What sort of cooling does your video card have? Try removing the HSF, cleaning it and reinstalling it (with a new patch of thermal paste).
April 8, 2006 1:51:24 AM

GET A NEW VIDEO CARD CUZ THAT ONE SUCKS
April 10, 2006 7:20:34 AM

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GET A NEW VIDEO CARD CUZ THAT ONE SUCKS


Man wasn’t that helpful. 8O
April 11, 2006 6:15:10 PM

Quote:
GET A NEW VIDEO CARD CUZ THAT ONE SUCKS


You forgot to leave your credit card details.


What? You're NOT buying him the new card? 8O
April 12, 2006 12:02:31 AM

lol 66 c..... for a 6600gt that is a good temp underload.
April 12, 2006 10:58:30 AM

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I got a crap xpertvision 6600gt 256mb pci-e and oblivion kills it ! rises temps trough the roof 66Celcius + and causes artifacts alll over the screen when playing oblivion!!!! HELP! I JUST BOUGHT THIS GAME AND ARRRG PLAAPLAPLA BLALBLALAA

running Forceware 84.25 beta


Have you tried tweaking the .ini file??
Also a defrag of your hdd would help.
April 12, 2006 11:53:34 AM

Try getting an Arctic Cooler for your card - I've had very good success with the ones I've installed on my video cards.

Lobo
April 13, 2006 12:31:37 AM

As also suggested, I'd check to make sure your cooler is properly, well, cooling your graphics card. It may be the HSF assembly failing to contact well enough to the GPU, such as might be caused if the thermal paste isn't all there properly.

Also, it might be a software problem, particularly if you're using some form of tweaking software; if your video card fan, for instance, shuts off during play, you can bet that the card will raise rapidly in temperature whilst you play, and eventually crash you out after a couple of minutes. For this test, I might actually simply play with the case open, and keep an eye on the fan itself; if it's not turning, that's your problem. Note that the fan isn't necessary if you're not playing 3D games; the small heatsink itself is enough for those cases.
April 13, 2006 2:29:23 AM

well, quite frankly, that vid card blows goose anus so go an get a 7600gt for 180
April 13, 2006 8:30:47 PM

sorry if I wasnt helpful but most games have min requirements and they are bull so you might want to step up to a 7600gt
April 13, 2006 9:58:33 PM

As kc5omo pointed out, 66 C is nothing to worry about for a 6600GT.

Lower your game quality settings to see if it cleans the game up any.
April 17, 2006 12:18:10 AM

Your temps are normal for a 6600GT. I play for hours on end at 70° C, with my eVGA 6600GT, without artifacts or any other problems. I have noticed problems like this with some driver versions, but my current 81.98 drivers are flawless for me (your mileage may vary)

You may want to try the newest 84.43 beta drivers from www.nzone.com, though I don't know if that's the problem or not. How are your other temperatures, such as CPU and PSU temps? One time when I was having artifact problems, it was my system memory (specifically, my DIMM slots had dust in them, and needed cleaned out) rather than gfx card causing my problems, but I had occasional bluescreens as well, when this happened.

Oh, and I agree totally with the others; 6600 isn't up to the beating that Oblivion and FEAR will put them through at higher graphics settings. Oblivion will strain a 6800GT, let alone a poor low-end card like a 6600GT (though if you're like me, it was all you could afford, and is pretty good, for the amount of money one has spent...)
April 27, 2006 11:40:11 AM

Yeah get a new graphics card and send me your old one plz :p 
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