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dpagan
02-14-05, 10:04 AM
i've been looking around the forums lately and there are alot of unsatisfied people with there xfx brand 6600gt seems they are having some quality issues, my concern is i will be getting mine tomorrow and i hope this is just a small amount of bad boards, if anyone can give me any feedback on this brand old revision new rev (new fan) please let me know, now i do know by experience not all claims are legit some people just missed something (new drivers, fresh install, Power supply, or just don't know what the hell they are doing), but then again all feedback is welcomed, thanks

saturnotaku
02-14-05, 10:06 AM
It's kinda late since you've already bought it. But check in the forum feedback section for comments about this card and BrianG's review of it.

dpagan
02-14-05, 10:15 AM
It's kinda late since you've already bought it. But check in the forum feedback section for comments about this card and BrianG's review of it.

you're right, but returning it is always an option

hurtz
02-14-05, 11:52 AM
I post the thread here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45822

I finally decided to RMA it as I'm running out of idea to make this card work properly. But you're right, this might be just one defective card that I received.

Please post your experience with this card, I'm interested to know.

Good Luck. :)

dpagan
02-14-05, 01:00 PM
thanks, sorry to hear about you problem, i have my fingers crossed that the card i get will be OK, if it isn't i wouldn't mind RMA it, but what hurts is the 15% restocking fee they charge, did you get another one? Once i get mine i'll post here and let you know if i got lucky

Gentle
02-14-05, 01:44 PM
A couple of hints for you.

1) 6600GT AGP cards require a power supply lead plugged into the connector on the card. (Most people suggest it be the only thing on the lead.) Many people don't realize this is vital.

2) Double check your power supply specifications. Write them down in case you have any problems, we can try to help you determine if you have a sufficient power supply.

3) XFX has recommended the Nvidia 67.03 drivers or better on their cards. Have a copy of the 67.03's on hand, just in case. If you get the driver disc with 66.81 or 66.83 (can't remember which one I got) don't use them.

Good luck!

I have the XFX Geforce 6600GT AGP and except for small driver issues at the start, I love it.

Gentle

hurtz
02-14-05, 02:06 PM
How can I know the 12v rail in my PSU supply enough juice to the card?
Currently I have 400w Antec PSU, which I think it is sufficient for the card.

_Phil_
02-14-05, 02:27 PM
How many amps on the 12v+ rail (should be printed on side of PSU or in manual), and what else you got in the system?

Tr1cK
02-14-05, 03:02 PM
I put one in a buddys generic case/psu s754 setup with no issues. Runs as expected.

dpagan
02-14-05, 03:20 PM
how about the 67.66 drivers? got them from nzone, and my PSU is a Kingwin 450W so i'm thinking it's more than enough

dpagan
02-14-05, 03:25 PM
How can I know the 12v rail in my PSU supply enough juice to the card?
Currently I have 400w Antec PSU, which I think it is sufficient for the card.

there are certain diagnostic programs that monitor voltages, i just don't have one at hand, and also some mobo manufacturers have these programs for download on there websites i know abit does you might want to check you mobo's website

rohit
02-15-05, 07:08 AM
I have powersafe 450w PSU, having 17A on +12v. Is it OK for mi 68GT.
its the best i culd get here.
others are cheeper, with around 7-9a on +12v.

the best is antec sumthin, with 19A on +12V. but antec is 3times the cost of mine.

Marcos
02-15-05, 07:37 AM
my xconnect 500 has 34a on the +12v.

My crappy "tiger pro 350w" that came in a cheap case for 20$ is 15a.
I also have an antec 350w that is 17a.

Its not that big of a deal really, but if you want to be safe get a monster with 34a, that wont let your lil 6600 down.

Gator
02-15-05, 09:45 AM
There are two versions of the XFX 6600GT AGP. If you get the first revision of the HSF you don't want it, return it! If you get the second revison HSF it should be fine.

Here is more information about it (http://www.xfxforce.com/pinetechnotes/Fan%20Update.pdf)

GOOD - 2ND REVISON:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=10292&stc=1

BAD - 1ST REVISION:
http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/xfx6600gtagp/images/card_s.jpg

Gator
02-15-05, 09:55 AM
...XFX has recommended the Nvidia 67.03 drivers or better on their cards. Have a copy of the 67.03's on hand, just in case. If you get the driver disc with 66.81 or 66.83 (can't remember which one I got) don't use them...

I gotta disagree with you here. I used the official 66.93 drivers from Nvidia.com originally with my 6600GT AGP and I had a tons of problems. UT2k4 was crashing, 3dmark2k3 crashed, had lots of little glitches. Now I didn't try the XFX recommended 67.03's I admit that, but I'm using the 71.25 drivers and my 6600GT works like a dream now. And supposedly there is a known bug between the 6x.xx drivers, XP SP2, and UT2K4 (possibly other games too) so the 71.25 drivers definetly seem worth it.

If you're having trouble with a 6600GT AGP like I did, completely remove all your old video drivers and do a fresh install of the 71.25 drivers.

Gentle
02-15-05, 11:30 AM
Are driver revisions above the Beta 67.66's on the Nvidia website?

Gentle

(Edited due to lack of sleep.)

dpagan
02-15-05, 11:36 AM
Are driver revisions about the Beta 67.66's on the Nvidia website?

Gentle

i haven't seen any revisions based on the beta 67.66 on there site yet but so far the beta seem pretty stable

Gator
02-15-05, 11:43 AM
Are driver revisions about the Beta 67.66's on the Nvidia website?

Gentle

Not sure what you mean, but if you're looking for 67.66 they can be found here (http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=961) as well as every other driver version available on the web. Guru3d is a great source for drivers if that helps.

Gentle
02-15-05, 11:57 AM
Sorry, due to lack of sleep I typed "about", instead of "above".

What I am wanting to know is this...

Does the Nvidia website have any driver version higher than 67.66 posted on their website?

I do not have any interest in running drivers from other sources.

Gentle

dpagan
02-15-05, 12:01 PM
Sorry, due to lack of sleep I typed "about", instead of "above".

What I am wanting to know is this...

Does the Nvidia website have any driver version higher than 67.66 posted on their website?

I do not have any interest in running drivers from other sources.

Gentle

so far 67.66 are there highest

dpagan
02-15-05, 12:02 PM
what i'm curious about is when will they have any official drivers up

hurtz
02-15-05, 12:07 PM
I just found one site that also provide forceware driver:
http://www.tweaksrus.com/

I haven't tried any driver from that site tho', still waiting for my new card.
I definietely would like to try if my new card arrived.

dpagan
02-15-05, 05:42 PM
well me fears where well founded just got my xfx 6600gt and it's DOA, a circuit has been welded sideways how did this pass QA is a mistery and it's a revision 3 wow like that really makes a difference, crap

Gentle
02-15-05, 06:10 PM
Can you get a picture of that up here?

I would like to see that.

Gentle

dpagan
02-15-05, 06:18 PM
how can i post a picture?