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Old 02-12-2009, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default friend is offering me nvidia 9800gtx+ for $150

should i go for it? it's some sort of slightly factory OC'ed edition.
i have a 500w earthwatt, will that be enough to power it?

will a 7750 kuma (no OC) strangle it at all?

on that note, is amd overdrive the best or the ocing utility that came with my mobo better?
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Manual overclocking through bios is better for the cpu and you can manually overclock a gpu so the fact its an overclocked edition doesn't matter. He is ripping you off aswell as you could get this;
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N884-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I also doubt his warranty is transferrable.
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That's not a bad price for a 9800gtx+ but its close to the price of a new one. Your psu should be plenty of power for it and Your cpu shouldn't bottleneck it either.

The only good way to overclock your cpu is through bios, I wouldn't use any overclocking utility.
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You can get a new one for pretty close to that.....$125 would be a good deal.....for $150 I would get a new one, or maybe even go for a 4850.
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Default Re: friend is offering me nvidia 9800gtx+ for $150

Wizard I got my 7750 @3.2ghz for every day use.

Just go into the bios, set the multiplier to X16, and up the VCore to 1.4Volts.
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Wizard I got my 7750 @3.2ghz for every day use.

Just go into the bios, set the multiplier to X16, and up the VCore to 1.4Volts.
Even on stock cooling? What would you do to get to 3ghz
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i got my 9800gtx oc for 45 the other day

id say snatch it for 100 or 110

150 is about average price for a used one, but u can get them for cheaper


my cpu amd5400 x2 could not handle it quite well, basically same cpu as u
oerclocked to 3.3 ghz

ran crysis on highest settings at 1600res about 15-25 frames average

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ok, now he is going for 120. yes?
how well will 2.7 ghz kuma +9800 gtx+ render in like 3ds max. super fast w00t?
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ok, now he is going for 120. yes?
how well will 2.7 ghz kuma +9800 gtx+ render in like 3ds max. super fast w00t?
expect about a 10-11k 3dmark06 score with that setup.

as far as frames per second (fps) that would depend on the game.
my 8800gts (almost as good as that 9800) only scored an average of 50-60 fps in guildwars, a game that isnt very gpu/cpu dependant.

i would save you would get "average" gameplay with that setup. or slightly "above average"

if you want real power, step it up to a gtx 200 series card(s)
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that's ok, ive only spent ~470$ lol including vid card
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