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luke97
10-17-04, 01:06 AM
Well, Ive tested all drivers, all settings, all latest games and my 6800GT 2400 GS cant go upper than 385/1080 (aprox.number Maybe can go 387/1082, but its the same **it).
The temps are a bit alarming, cause Im getting 87 on very full load, and 68-70 idle. I think I need to put some new thermal paste on the card, as other users did and explained here, with great results. I still have high hopes tnx to you guys!

Now, a strange problem arises: Noise with Shaders 3.0

Ive been testing, some programs that use Shaders 3.0, like the game Far Cry and 3DMark2005 Pro, and something strange happens (tested with all drivers): When I move the camera and there is more graphic load, the card makes a strange noise, like a feeble and continous click-click (I dont know how to describe it). When I look to other zone less "graphically heavy" (I notice the frame rate to be more fluid) that sound dissapears.

Anybody has noticed this? Is very strange and only seems to happen when the game uses this new 6800 features. If I force to use Shaders 2.0 instead of 2.0, that sounds never occur.

Its very weird, and Im very confused with this. Please, tell me Im not the only one with those sounds.... :retard:

rustywood
10-17-04, 02:14 AM
you should read my posts on the gainward 6800gt,s including the golden sample they are having trouble with the heat sink screws comming lose this may explain you high than norm temps even tho core threshold temp is 120c

K007
10-17-04, 02:24 AM
a stange noise..cauld be a result of the loose screws.

mustrum
10-17-04, 03:17 AM
Gainward! :rolleyes:
The forums are full of this stuff everywhere.
I'd RMA or even better try to get a refund and buy a GT of another brand.

luke97
10-17-04, 05:34 AM
you should read my posts on the gainward 6800gt,s including the golden sample they are having trouble with the heat sink screws comming lose this may explain you high than norm temps even tho core threshold temp is 120c

I already have readed your post :) , I removed the card and tryed to fix better the heatsinks, but no luck.
What is the most strange part for me is that only get that sound using Shaders 3.0...

Incredible....

MMJ
10-17-04, 06:09 AM
It sounds to me like electrical noise from the PSU, presumably PS3.0 demands a lot more power.

Lemur.fi
10-17-04, 06:18 AM
Might also be a voltage regulator or something. Hard to tell when not actually hearing the sound.

Knot3D
10-17-04, 08:50 AM
My my....Am I the one of the lucky few whose Golden Sample GT works flawlessly ? Mine still idles about 41 - 44C and load <59C :ORDER:

Sounds like you'd better RMA yours....I wouldn't bother anymore with such
a crappy unit.

Danhill
10-17-04, 12:35 PM
My my....Am I the one of the lucky few whose Golden Sample GT works flawlessly ? Mine still idles about 41 - 44C and load <59C :ORDER:

Sounds like you'd better RMA yours....I wouldn't bother anymore with such
a crappy unit.

Nope, mine works like a charm too.

Knot3D
10-17-04, 02:44 PM
Let me guess....you got yours from.....Komplett...., right ?

Komplett's 1st batch of Gainward GT's were the reference screw ups with faulty Bios'. Mine shipped on the 6th of August : the 2nd batch was correct.

MustangSVT
10-17-04, 02:56 PM
Mine works fine too. You should RMA yours because the Golden Sample cards are guaranteed to run 400/1100 by Gainward. Mine does 425/1200 with no probs.

luke97
10-17-04, 04:28 PM
Now Im really worried...
Are there more games that use Shaders 3.0? Maybe testing other games could see if this problem happens always with 3.0...

Danhill
10-18-04, 12:18 AM
Let me guess....you got yours from.....Komplett...., right ?

Komplett's 1st batch of Gainward GT's were the reference screw ups with faulty Bios'. Mine shipped on the 6th of August : the 2nd batch was correct.

No I bought mine in a store.