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Gen_buzz
07-29-05, 01:45 PM
I just bought a used video card and am having difficulty identifying what make and model it is. Its supposed to be a 6600GT 256mb nvidia PCI-e. The stock cooler had been replaced and although there are serial numbers etc. there is no defining id.

What I can see is:

on nvidia gpu 17ult00b30 0439A1
Board : 8974 VER 120
Back of board sticker CN-0R7240-69702-492-2162

The board looks very similar to the 6800 Ultras I see on the web green pcb with a vertical black heatsink.

It has one power connector on the end of the board near the top. I assume it needs more power than PCI bus can supply.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

CaptNKILL
07-29-05, 02:28 PM
Any chance you could take a picture of it? If you can take one of it with the heatsink off too that will probably help too.

Gentle
07-29-05, 04:31 PM
It could potentially be a reference (engineering sample) board.

Why don't you ask the seller?

Gentle

Gen_buzz
07-29-05, 05:08 PM
boadrpic2.JPG

Here is the board pic hope it helps - thanks.

Gen_buzz
07-29-05, 05:11 PM
Seller got it from his freind who upgraded his video card but didnt realize he had AGP not PCIe. His freind is away at camp for a few weeks or I would get answer direct.

Is the black plug in at the end for power from psu?

Thanks

Gen_buzz
07-29-05, 05:27 PM
Any chance you could take a picture of it? If you can take one of it with the heatsink off too that will probably help too.

boadrpic3.JPG This might be better.

shabby
07-29-05, 05:34 PM
Definetly a 6800, could even be a gt. MSI uses the 8974 number on their 6800gt's.
Plug it in and see for your self with rivatuner.

Eltigre88
07-29-05, 06:07 PM
It looks identical to my EVGA 6800 GT. The Ultra version does not have the little rectangular box below the main GPU. Hope this helps.

andy_nv
07-30-05, 02:40 AM
Looks like a Ultra to me, it's dual DVI and has that funky new 6-pin power plug. Yes it's for power from the PSU, problem is if you don't have a modern PSU that has that type of plug you'll have to search for a 4-pin molex to 6-pin adapter which should've come delivered with the card.

ViN86
07-30-05, 08:01 AM
that looks like a 6800 GT or Ultra to me as well. best way to find out is to install it and some forceware drivers. theyll let you know exactly what variety it is ;)

Gen_buzz
07-30-05, 08:39 AM
Thanks guys you have been a great help, really appreciate it. My DFI NF4 Ultra D board arrives Monday and a new Diego 3700+ processor. So I will be checking it out then. Take care. :afro2:

Eltigre88
07-30-05, 09:14 AM
Looks like a Ultra to me, it's dual DVI and has that funky new 6-pin power plug. Yes it's for power from the PSU, problem is if you don't have a modern PSU that has that type of plug you'll have to search for a 4-pin molex to 6-pin adapter which should've come delivered with the card.

My GT has dual DVI? Does that mean mines an ULtra too?

The Boatman
07-30-05, 12:13 PM
The 6800GT AGPs had 1xDVI and 1xAGP, but the PCIes have 2xDVI.

Eltigre88
07-30-05, 02:51 PM
The 6800GT AGPs had 1xDVI and 1xAGP, but the PCIes have 2xDVI.
This is a GT?
So this!

j0j081
07-31-05, 09:01 PM
hmm. so how much did you pay for it? If he sold in the 6600gt price range looks like you got a good deal.