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Old 01-17-2006, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New MSI 6600gt doesnt look all that great...

So I just installed a new MSI 6600GT into the AGP on my Shuttle SN41G2.
I installed the latest nVidia drivers, 81.98, and played around a little bit on Half-Life 2 and FarCry and noticed a few things didnt look that great.
In Half-Life 2, the ammo count doesnt show up anywhere on the screen, and when it says that I just picked up some new ammo a tiny piece of the notification box stays on the screen.
In Half-Life 2, the lighting is all off, everything is lit up way too brightly, and also when swimming the underwater foliage has weird blue boxes around it.

I thought this was supposed to be a high end graphics card that should be able to chew up and spit out games like this, what gives?
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HAHA, High-end, lol. No, its not good enough for Half Life 2. For one; Half Life 2 hates Nvidia cards, and for another; are you sure theres nothing wrong with your videocard? Over-overclocking, overheating...etc.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1) What are you graphics settings?

2) the 6600GT is far from "high end" It is a mid range graphics card. I do believe the AGP is even worse. I think it only has GDDR2 or something.
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Nope, it shouldnt be overheating, no artifacts.
By high-end I mean it should have no problems running todays latest games, especially on a college students budget.
(Not everyone has $300-$500 for a 6800-7800.)
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For Half-Life 2, everything is set on medium, and on FarCry I cranked everything up, as even my 9600 Pro could handle most stuff on that one turned up somewhat.
I dont get why this card is showing some weird stuff.
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What are your settings? Could be you just have them way too high.
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I'm running it at 1280x1024 res., with 2x AA and 1x AF (maybe the other way around), environment on high, shaders on low, lighting on low, water on high, I think those are the settings for both of the games.
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yeah, take of the 2x AA and 1x AF. I don't think you're card is built to have those on.
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Also, does anyone know of a VGA cooler compatible with the 6600GT that will fit into a Shuttle XPC case with no spare room on the fan side of the AGP card?
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Also, does anyone know of a VGA cooler compatible with the 6600GT that will fit into a Shuttle XPC case with no spare room on the fan side of the AGP card?
Can't help you there dude, sorry.
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