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Old 12-18-2006, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i had to send my sahhpire x1950 pro back because of overheating issuses, by reading other reviews this was not uncommon with this card.

If i purchased a x1950 pro Ultimate would this solve the problem?

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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never heard of the x1900pro ultimate, link please?
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It exists. On newegg.com, the Sapphire x1950PRO gets bad reviews due to overheating, and people say there is an Ultimate out now that has a Zalman fan. My original x1950PRO is still in it's box, and it'll be built this friday. *gulp* i hope that doesn't happen to me.
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why not just buy the zalman instead of having to send back your original card?
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I don't know the answer to that. But here it is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102070

Maybe there were other components of the original version that were also ruled defective.
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Just get XFX 7900GS extreme, it is cheaper, run cooler and it performs almost like X1950pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150202
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why not just buy the zalman instead of having to send back your original card?
Seriously, just buy the VF900 instead of returning it and buying a new one.
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would getting a 512mb 7900gs be better than a 256mb x950pro?

for use with flight simulator?
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if your oging to do fsx then i owuld get a 7900gt and volt mod it
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no, i can't voldmod and i cannot afford a 512 mb 7900gt
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