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Old 11-03-2007, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of using the evga stepup program to give 1 of my 2 evga nvidia8500's gt to go towards the price of a new 8800 gt. I'm going to sell my other 8500 for about 100 dollars.

I've been using the 2 8500's on sli.

So basically getting rid of 2 8500's gts to get 1 8800 gt.

Smart move? dumb? or not worth it?
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well worth it, I have no idea why you bought two 8500's to run in SLI lol.
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Best. move. everrr...
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really good deal on the 2 cards, they were 89 for both. and this was before i knew that they were **** cards, i saw 512mb and jizzed myself. I'm a little bit more knowledgable...now
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well the 8800gt will be bottlenecked by that Opteron 180... but.. its an impressive card for the price..
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wats wrong with the processor ? :0
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wats wrong with the processor ? :0
Its just getting a bit old thats all so it will be the bottleneck - but not by a huge amount. Maybe try and overclock it more.
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Default Re: Advice for Video Cards.

is there any thread that can tell me how to overclock safley and i would need to know if i have to have a better cooling system .

But by bottleneck wat do u mean? like it just wont work to its full potential?
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is there any thread that can tell me how to overclock safley and i would need to know if i have to have a better cooling system .

But by bottleneck wat do u mean? like it just wont work to its full potential?
yep thats exactly what I mean..
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my 2900 worked just fine with an fx62... and you shouldnt have a single problem w/ that opteron 180 to hit 2.8 ghz w/ an oc..

but as said, does still bottleneck... comparing my 3dmark06 score of 10200 w/ my pro as to if i had a core2quad it would probably be around the 14,000-15,000 area

just don't think too much about it.. you'll be fine
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