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Old 10-26-08, 06:55 AM   #217
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So ummm, is 10.2k 3DMark 06 score right for my GTX260?

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Old 10-26-08, 08:09 AM   #218
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Just got my Asus GTX280 replacement and.... it hard locks just mins into any 3d game! Ambient temps about 48 degrees Celsius before games, then my PC Hard-Locks and powers itself off! Put my 8800GTS 512 back in and it works perfectly!

And this is the replacement for the other card was doing the same thing... kind of makes you wonder how Nvidia can drop the ball so badly with Q+A, I pray this is just a driver problem because they REALLY need to fix it up, I bought the GTX for playing games not for browsing Windows and the internet, which I might add it is really good at ! This is after buying a new 850W PSU as well, extra cost for a 2nd faulty GTX, not what I would expect from Asus or Nvidia, always been a fan of both!

Don't tell me I have to try to get my store to give me a 3rd replacement? They are starting to get a little suss as it is!
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Old 10-26-08, 08:23 AM   #219
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Should have my eVGA GTX 260 is a few days.
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BFG GTX 260 stuck at the UPS hub 2 miles away all weekend. No weekend deliveries
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Old 10-26-08, 11:25 AM   #221
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I freaking hate that. That's one reason I tend to go with USPS Priority Mail if I have the option, at least they deliver things on one more day.
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Old 10-26-08, 11:34 AM   #222
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I freaking hate that. That's one reason I tend to go with USPS Priority Mail if I have the option, at least they deliver things on one more day.
haha, yea I got in to it over at rage3d about selecting 2 day select but getting my card 4-5 days after it ships becasue it's the weekend. "Business days" they claim, how lazy of ups lol. Some were getting pretty upset over the topic for whatever reason and never caught on I was screwing with them on my ups rant for the most part.

IMO still though, don't charge for 2 day select at the end of the week if you can't deliver in two freaking days.

Also I agree. USPS is god send compared to all the other carriers. Far cheaper, faster and never no issues with broken crap.


edit, hell I even called UPS and offered to do their joband come pick it up. "Sorry no pickups on SAT". WTF!
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Old 10-26-08, 11:22 PM   #223
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Should have my eVGA GTX 260 is a few days.
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Old 10-27-08, 02:28 AM   #224
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I'm hoping there will be something to step up to in the next 3 months.
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Well, I just got myself an XFX GTX260. Played Crysis for few mins, Crysis gave 14-16fps @1920x1080 no AA/AF in DX9 mode. Seems like neither Crysis or Warhead are detecting 1920x1200 resolution and only show 1920x1080 as the max option. I wonder if thats a driver issue? currently using 177.26 - hopefully updating em will make the issue go away.

Time to finally start Mass Effect/Assassin's Creed.
I had the same problem, it won't scroll all the way. Move the block down all the way and 1920x1200 will be there.
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Old 10-28-08, 06:17 PM   #226
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got my BF 260 and so far its not THAT big of an improvement from my 8800GTS SSC SP112
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got my BF 260 and so far its not THAT big of an improvement from my 8800GTS SSC SP112

No it's not. When I bought a brick and mortar evga 260(returned after having two make loud vibration noises) my innitial reaction was that I was pretty disapointed with the small performance over my overclocked 8800gts g92 with the 260 still at stock speeds. It starts to shine though if you OC but unfortunally with BFG's warranty OC'ing voids it(how would they know tho?). I'm OC my BFG regardless and I have mine at a comfy 666core/1458shader/1150memory. I can go higher but I don't want to stress it too much.

Also make sure yo uhave the cpu power behind it. If that q6600 isn't at 3.2+ crank it up. Where I think(and im no techy) it shines is at 19x12 with aa and af cranked. That's when it starts to pull away. Plus i think if you watch you'll be getting better average fps with less dips.

My justifing this cards is I sold my 8800 for $120 and got this one for $200 with far cry 2. So a cheap upgrade with a decrnt performance boost.
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I'm hoping there will be something to step up to in the next 3 months.
I'll even go to a gtx 280 if they drop to $300.
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