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sammy2066
10-27-04, 11:53 AM
i have ahd a really bad experience with my asus 9800xt .... the card froze during games, ran hot and never did what it was supposed to do .... and now its dead ....

so now i have finally decided on the v9999 ultra deluxe ..... anything i should know abt this card ....

has anyone except AssyrianKing ... faced any problems with this card??

Specs:
Intel P4 2.4C @ 3.00Ghz (SL6WR)
MSI 865PE Neo2 FIS2R v2.20
1GB Kingston DDR400 Dual Channel
Asus Radeon 9800XT
Audigy 2
IBM DeskStar 120GB 7200RPM
Samsung 40GB 5400RPM
Sony 52X CD-RW/Pioneer DVD-106S
Samsung SyncMaster 172B
Windows SP2


regards,
sammy2066

tragic
10-27-04, 12:24 PM
The card rocks, the only problem is the default bios settings which from many previous threads are mismatched. ie 2D and 3D are different. Just flash the bios to the same values and you should have no problems.

Currently running at 425/1100 and never a prob. Have gone higher and experienced no problems whatever.

You may not have to do the flash if your games do not freeze or hang, but that was the biggest issue with many brands of the Ultra.

luck

sammy2066
10-27-04, 06:59 PM
thats very nice to hear ....

what are the temperatures like .... ??

i would be highly obliged if someone could post that bios file here ....

YOGIx213
10-27-04, 07:05 PM
You might not even have to flash the card if flashing worries you. You can just manually set the clock speeds equally using coolbits or Expertool (for my PNY, but same issue with the 2d, 3d clocks). That's what I did for a while but since I kept changing drivers and the clock speeds kept resetting to default afterwards, I decided to go ahead and flash. Either way, it's pretty easy to get around.

sammy2066
10-27-04, 07:46 PM
im only worried about the single slot aluminium cooler ....

even dual slot 6800u's run hot ..... so technically this would run even hotter??? :rolleyes:

tragic
10-28-04, 01:43 AM
Since i flashed my bios, my temperatures have risen marginally.

I was at 53 at idle and around 60 under load. Since i flashed i am at 56 idle and 67 under load.

That does not cause me any problems as these cards can run hot. My current temperatures are nothing out of the ordinary.

btw, i am still using the stock cooling on the card.

sammy2066
10-28-04, 05:02 AM
hmm ... biig question .... should i order?

mustrum
10-28-04, 05:09 AM
hmm ... biig question .... should i order?
I wouldn't worry about the cooler. It will run cool enough. The reference cooler is huge yes, but it's crappy designed and far from being efficient.

Master Champion
10-28-04, 06:10 AM
I also own a ASUS V9999 Ultra Deluxe.
With some casefans, the temperatures are no problem, but without, I got 103.
Ah yeah, the cooler is copper...

Viral
10-28-04, 06:24 AM
From reviews the cooler is only a little better than the stock GT cooler, overall you should expect stock cooled GT type temps, so that's, 70-85C load.

sammy2066
10-28-04, 07:12 AM
but this is not v9999 6800GT .... this is V9999 6800Ultra .... and the cooler is aluminium AFAIK ....

Master Champion: ... you get 103degrees celcius?????

saturnotaku
10-28-04, 07:17 AM
If you had a bad experience with your previous Asus product, why in the world are you considering buying another one?

sammy2066
10-28-04, 07:32 AM
1) My Asus ATI 9800XT was giving me problems. I was an nVidi0t before that .. :p
2) My TNT2 Ultra and Geforce 3 were both made by Asus and were absolutely brilliant ...
3) Asus 6800U is arriving in the city tomorrow ... :D ..... tomorrow my exams end ..... i have not had my puter for 3 months (main rig) ..... and i am dying to play doom3 ...

:D

rohit
10-29-04, 07:18 AM
Is this the "ONE SLOT" Design COOLER, If it is.. is definitely gonna run HOT.
Although u shouldnt worry, as the card can take heat of 120*C, Also RMA comes into play.

But jus in case, if it is one slot cooling design... u shld be carefull

if its a normal 2-slot cooling design, go ahead and pik it up! the card will/should be great!

Viral
10-29-04, 09:23 AM
but this is not v9999 6800GT .... this is V9999 6800Ultra .... and the cooler is aluminium AFAIK ....

Master Champion: ... you get 103degrees celcius?????

That's what I meant, it's a GT cooler on an Ultra. Because of the extra heat the Ultra core produces it spins at a higher speed all of the time, and now that I've checked the reviews, it does run about the same as most GT's but only because the fan is locked at the highest speed. So it's loud too.

If I had the ASUS, I would put an NV5 silencer on it. It's 1 slot, so you don't need to chop off the second PCI cover like you do on other Ultras.

T.h.o.m.a.s.
10-29-04, 09:43 AM
too much money for such a card
the gamer edition runs easily @ 440/1200 16p/6vp
at least mine does!