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Warden13
07-18-04, 12:33 PM
Well I've been using ATI products for a long time now. Had an old Geforce 2 and wasn't happy with it so I started using ATI back then. Went from an 8500 to a 9700 PRO to a 9800XT and just recently decided to give Nvidia another shot.

I picked up an eVGA 6800 GT and so far I'm pretty impressed. Initial overclocking wasn't too great with a limit of about 370/1150 but after browsing the forums I managed to flash it with a 6800 Ultra Bios and it's 100% stable at 400/1150. It's Aquamark and UT 2003 stable at 420/1150 but it chokes on 3DMark2003 and Painkiller at those speeds. I'm keeping it at 400/1150 for now and I am more than pleased to get Ultra speeds out of my $400 GT :)

In case anyone was wondering, temperatures are getting to about 77-78 under load and that with stock cooling, some decent airflow in the case and an awfully hot ambient temperature.

Warden13

extreme_dB
07-18-04, 12:42 PM
How's the fan noise compared to your previous card(s)?

SH64
07-18-04, 12:56 PM
Welcome to the NV Freaks forum :D

glad to hear you'r enjoying your GT or .. Ultra ! ;)

soknik
07-18-04, 01:00 PM
Could u give, some more details about how u managed to Flash the bios to make it into a ultra model.

Warden13
07-18-04, 01:38 PM
Fan noise seems to be about the same as the 9800XT. I do have a decent amount of exhaust fans on my system so I really didn't notice any change in noise levels.

As far as flashing it, there is a thread in these forums called "I flashed my 6800GT bios" or something like that. All the info is in there but it was fairly simple :)

If you look at my post history you'll see the thread I am talking about since I posted there previously.

Warden