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Old 05-29-04, 10:42 PM   #13
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Default Re: Fx5800U?!?! Plz help

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Originally Posted by Rollo
The 5800U is "friggin loud, even at idle"?! That's pretty amazing considering the FAN DOESN'T EVEN RUN AT IDLE. What's making the "frigging loud" noise, Ruined? The 5800U is dead silent when not running games.
I _owned_ the ASUS 5800 *non*-ultra and even without the blower on it the annoying high pitched whine of its turbine fan at idle got to me in less than 30 minutes. I sold it on eBay ASAP and luckily got what I paid for it. It sucked, the 5900 non-ultra was a much better card - it ran cooler, ran much, much quieter both at idle and at full go, and is better suited for high res aa/af and dx9. I would rather use a GeForce FX5200 64-bit card than a 5800U/NU just because the annoying whine of the turbine of the 5800 would mean me not wanting to sit at my computer for more than 20 minutes even just using the internet.

And I'll lose 5fps over that annoying idle whine or the WOOOOSH during gameplay any day of the week. Then again, play a DX9 game at high res AA/AF and I don't think you'd want the 5800U over the 5900 that much anymore.
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