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Old 07-10-2005, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6600GT reliability?

I was all set to get a Leadtek 6600GT to replace my crappy(reliability-wise) Radeon 9800SE but I was reading a review of it and the reviewer gave a link to this:-

http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion...p?t1029-0.html

18 pages of problems etc. Seems I'd be very lucky if the one I get will be reliable without having to mess with the BIOS etc. Can any users put my mind at rest that this will be fine out of the box? I just want minimal hassle, particularly after the Radeon problems I've had.
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you don't bother overclocking it, i'd say its bulletproof.
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't bother overclocking it, i'd say its bulletproof.
Yeah, like I said I would just want to use it straight out of the box really, not interested in overclocking etc. I see you have one - have you had any problems at all?
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope never. Even though mine is overclocked, its still fine. Though i've never had any GPU trouble before...
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, cool - if 5 people in this thread say they have had no problems I'll consider it confirmation and go ahead and get it.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The problems on that page are not common problems. I have a Leadtek, and I haven't had any problems. You won't either.
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Any other 6600GT users have any opinions?
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a leadtek 6800GT, with no problems.
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i have a leadtek 6600GT as well and it's much cooler (cooler as in lower temperate, which = good) than the other 6600GT's stock

mine ran 37C idle and i don't think it ever topped 70 or 75C load, which is very good (of course, this is before i let it collect sh~t load of dust..then my temps rose like 5C or so)
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Should be fine.
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