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bkswaney
07-31-03, 02:51 AM
I have limited funds this go around or I would get a 5900U or 9800-256.

I can get a 9800 nonpro for 244 bucks. Everyone claims it will reach Pro speeds. Right now that seems to be the one I'm getting. :)

StealthHawk
07-31-03, 03:09 AM
Should the "9600 Ultra" be "9600 Pro?"

bkswaney
07-31-03, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
Should the "9600 Ultra" be "9600 Pro?"


Yes a Pro Ultimate. :) "Sorry"

SH64
07-31-03, 05:13 AM
if you'r a Nvidia guy .. head for the 5900-128 & save some bucks for the NV38 or the NV40 :D

if you'r a ATI guy ... just get the 9800 pro -128 & think about "Half Life2" ;)

Uttar
07-31-03, 05:28 AM
If you can get the 9700P cheaper than the 9800NP, I'd suggest the 9700P :)


Uttar

StealthHawk
07-31-03, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by bkswaney
Yes a Pro Ultimate. :) "Sorry"

Not sure what that is, but I changed it to that for you :)

saturnotaku
07-31-03, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
Not sure what that is

Take a look:


http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/assets/aux_images/31018732U_1.jpg

That's what I have for now. Pretty darn good card for less than $200. I have yet to try some serious overclocking, but its default speeds are 400/300. I played a bit with the core unchanged and the memory at 337 and it seemed to tolerate that just fine. I want to double check the RAM, but I'm pretty sure its Samsung 2.86 ns, which should be good for at least 350 MHz.

prodikal
07-31-03, 09:44 AM
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 8200 | P4-M 1.6 GHz | 512 mb PC2100 | NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go


Hey saturn how is that Gf4 440 go graphics?

And BK i would get the cheapest they are all pretty good cards but if pple are right then NV38 and the R360 are close and the NV40 and Loki are just around the corner

LbSoDB
07-31-03, 09:47 AM
I'd say go for the 9800np.

saturnotaku
07-31-03, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by prodikal
Hey saturn how is that Gf4 440 go graphics?

As my laptop's native res is 1600x1200, for desktop/2D work it's mahvelous. But the 440 Go is nothing more than a GeForce4 MX 440 so it doesn't have nearly the power of the ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 or GF FX 5600 Go. But it's adequate for most games right now. I can run at either 800x600 or 1024x768, no AA or aniso. At the time I bought it this was the most powerful notebook GPU available.

bkswaney
07-31-03, 05:11 PM
Thanx for the input everyone.
I think I'll get a non pro and hope it over clocks good. :)
For the $ the no pro is hard to beat.

For 240 bucks that is a lot of horse power. :)

StealthHawk
07-31-03, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by saturnotaku
Take a look:


http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/assets/aux_images/31018732U_1.jpg

That's what I have for now. Pretty darn good card for less than $200. I have yet to try some serious overclocking, but its default speeds are 400/300. I played a bit with the core unchanged and the memory at 337 and it seemed to tolerate that just fine. I want to double check the RAM, but I'm pretty sure its Samsung 2.86 ns, which should be good for at least 350 MHz.

Is that the silent running heatpipe cooled card? Please excuse my stupidity, I don't know what a heat pipe looks like :o

The Baron
07-31-03, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
Is that the silent running heatpipe cooled card? Please excuse my stupidity, I don't know what a heat pipe looks like :o
Yes. It's quite heavy. Just put one in. :D

saturnotaku
07-31-03, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
Is that the silent running heatpipe cooled card? Please excuse my stupidity, I don't know what a heat pipe looks like :o

Well I dunno. I think that "pipe" coming out of the right side of the heatsink would be a dead giveaway but that's just me. :p :D

surfhurleydude
07-31-03, 08:46 PM
Yeah, about that damn heatpipe... I added a ZM80C-HP to my Radeon 9800 Pro and man the thing hardly OCs better than the stock fan, even with 2 fans strapped on to the heatsink. I used arctic silver ceramique and I think I just plain didn't get it spread really well to make good contact between the pipe and the heatsinks... If you've ever used Arctice Silver Ceramique, you'll know how it's just a big thick paste that's pretty hard to spread on a flat surface much less a circular surface... I think I'm going to just "liberally" apply some AS 3 on both sides, that stuff isn't thick, so it should be able to get some better contact in. Anyone think that's a good idea?

StealthHawk
07-31-03, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by saturnotaku
Well I dunno. I think that "pipe" coming out of the right side of the heatsink would be a dead giveaway but that's just me. :p :D

Lol, I wasn't looking at the pipe. My eyes were transfixed on the ATI logo...it's hypnotic :p

saturnotaku
07-31-03, 08:56 PM
And I know you were simply transfixed on the non-ATI traditional black PCB too. :baaa::

bkswaney
07-31-03, 10:05 PM
Just got home with a new 9800 non pro. :)
It has the Infin 3.0 memory on it. I hope it OC well.