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_Phil_ 02-09-05 03:04 PM

GeForce 6600 GT - are you satisfied?
OK, I've been reading around on most of the popular forums and found that there are a moderate amount of people having some issues with the 6600GT AGP cards etc. Personally I bought a Galaxy 6600GT from OCuk and it was a nightmare - locking up, horrible performance etc so it went straight back.

I know for every single bad card there must be hundreds of working cards, which is the point of this thread...if you have a 6600GT AGP card, could you please take part in the poll, and if you had any problems, post them on here with (if relavent) the steps you took to get over the problem

Thanks :)

Gentle 02-09-05 03:05 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
I'm a "Yes, it was fine, no problems at all." voter.

I had to upgrade my drivers to 67.03 or later, but that was nothing.

XFX Geforce 6600GT AGP. Rev 2 heatsink/fan.


_Phil_ 02-09-05 03:06 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
It's there now:)

msxyz 02-09-05 03:51 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
Just bought the last week a Galaxy GeForce 6600GT AGP and I didn't have a single problem. Of course, it isn't a panacea for badly programmed engines or for stupid benchmarks using 100+ instructions long shaders but I haven't experienced any stability issue so far.

My chip is rev A4 meaning that there were 3 older variants. Maybe they fixed some issues with every new mask. Dunno, so far I haven't experienced any problem that seem to plague many 6600 users

emailthatguy 02-09-05 03:56 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
loving mine

kurt454 02-09-05 05:29 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
Sold my 6800GT and got a 6600GT. Not having any problems so far.

ChrisRay 02-09-05 05:40 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
By itself the 6600GT seems competant. Its nothing extraordinary if you have seen a r300. But it does offer some competant performance too. I am able to play newer games @ around 1156x864 with 4xAA in most cases with it and older games at significantly higher settings.

With SLI I can get about a 40%-50% performance increase (On AVG) In some cases much higher. I'm pretty satisfied with it. I just wish they didnt have such sorry cooling.

bishibashiboy 02-09-05 08:05 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
Bought a Leadtek A6600GT a week ago when I upgraded from a 9500pro.
Very happy with the card. Very unhappy with Forceware drivers...at least my first forray into them.

First there was the refresh rate bug in the control panel that caused all my OpenGL games to slow by about 50% when using any AA. Then there was the infamous DEP bug that affected UT2004 and almost all of my direct3d games. Finally there was the problem with Halo being unplayable once using Forceware 71.80.

Other than driver problems, the only other thing I can nitpick about is the temperature of my GPU under load. I have pretty decent airflow in my case with about 4 silent fans (2 intake + 2 exhaust) and the card idles at around 38 degrees C (pretty good). Under load the card shoots up to 76 degrees on average. Hmm...............am I doing something wrong here, or did all the review sites get way better coolers than me with their cards?

emailthatguy 02-09-05 09:23 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?

Originally Posted by kurt454
Sold my 6800GT and got a 6600GT. Not having any problems so far.

just curious, how come you sold the 6800?

Compwiz 02-09-05 10:48 PM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
cant freakin get Ubuntu to recognise it ... ive tried everything too :@ :thumbdwn: :confused: maybe its just ubuntu :confused:

Chris B67 02-10-05 12:05 AM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
Bought a BFG 6600GT OC locally about a month ago and other than paying too much for it (I wanted to be able to return it quickly if it turned out to be a lemon), I have had zero trouble with it. Upgraded from a BFG 5700 Ultra and the performance difference was very noticeable. Btw, I am still running the 66.93 (shipping drivers) with 4x AGP and Fastwrites enabled. She idles at 38 degrees and I can run rthdribl windowed with quality setting, 8XAA/16XAF and the temp never goes above 68 degrees. So far I am happy with this card. I may try the 67.66 drivers sometime in the short future but right now it ain't broke so I see no need to fix it.

emailthatguy 02-10-05 12:39 AM

Re: 6600GT - Are you happy?
ubuntu is using a relatively old kernel being debian based and all. if i were you id go for something a little more bleeding edge like gentoo or fedora to get a 6600gt running.

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