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Old 12-29-2007, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a 6000+ AMD2 Windsor CPU board and ballistics ram. Now it seems I need to get a new video card. I have been playing oblivion, and after modding it with Qarl's tex pack my X1900XT wants to overheat. So what would be a good replacement? I need at least 512 RAM on the video card.

I'd like to save money if possible, but I was just curious what would be good options. My X1900XT runs crazy hot and loud now. So any suggestions would be helpful.
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8800gt will suit you well:
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm ok 269 bucks lol man I have basically replaced my whole computer.

Oh and my X1900XT got to like 75 degrees hot. And it's freakin noisy too.
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have you tried just getting a after market cooler for it?

Newegg.com - ZALMAN VF900 - CU LED 2 Ball VGA Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
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That is not hot for the X1900XTX....It will handle that with no problem......not sure about your noise problem
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Noise would have to be the fan so a aftermarket hsf would probably be the cheapest solution since you have a decent card already.
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Sell your x1900 and put the money toward a 8800GT 512mb
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Well I don't mind spending the money for a new card like the GT. But I just wanted to make sure it was worth it. Is 250 dollars going to get me a big improvement over my current card?

And so, if I keep the X1900XT, is it easy to install a after market cooling device? Right now I have two 120mm fans, one on the from and one in the rear. I also have a bracket cooler, sucking in air and blowing it on the the X1900XT. I also went through and tidied up the wires and cords inside for better airflow. Seems to be doing better.

But I reduced the Qarl texuture pack but by 75% so that it would run smoother, I am afraid to install the high resolution stuff again, as that is when I got a temp warning from ATI panel.
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click Installation thing at the top, and it gives a good description of it..
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Is 250 dollars going to get me a big improvement over my current card?
The 8800GT completely destroys the x1900....
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