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Old 03-04-09, 02:54 AM   #85
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Hey everyone,

I am a relative newb when it comes to the internal guts of PC's. I just made a put together with a friend of mine and here are the specs:

Interl Core Duo CPU E8500 @3.16 GHz
4 gigs of ram
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX+
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 Up to date

I am running to 19 inch LCD Acer monitors.

Here is my issue:

Everything in normal windows works fine. Photoshop app and rendering apps like 3ds max are all sweet. The trouble occurs when I play a video game. I am playing Sins of the Solar Empire and Sid Miers Pirates. Each of these games has the same issue. The game loads up fine and I get going in the game fine, everything seems normal. Then sporatically the graphics freak out like the skin textures completely screw up. The only thing that fixes the graphics is to Windows Tab out back to my desk top then back into the game. The game will behave normally then repeat the issue at varying degrees of frustration. My monitors are running at 60hz if that makes a difference. I do not remember off hand what power supply I am running but I am pretty certain that it was sufficient for this card.

Can anyone help me? Is it the video card or could it be something else?

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Old 03-05-09, 09:55 PM   #86
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Just upgraded from BFG 7800 GTX OC 256mb onboard


Sparkle Geforce 9800 GTX+ 1GB DDR3 onboard


Just for Empire-Total War.

Now i run 1440x900 @ High/Ultra 30fps

( Total war has never been a very HIGH-FPS game, like a shooter, much more to draw )
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Old 07-10-09, 01:54 PM   #87
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As luck would have it my girlfriend kicked me out of here house, and she kept the computer that she never uses. Just a basic Dell blah blah whatever xps system. It worked.

So I move in with a buddy for a whopping cheap amount a month here in San Diego, where median rent is arounf 1500 a month, and he lets me borrow his computer with a 7950gt in it. It too worked. Aion has been a struggle though.

So, about a week later he gets a hankerin for a new card to replace his 9800 gtx so he buys a gtx260 and gives me his 9800gtx for free and sells me the whole rig for 300 bucks. I am so stoked. Now to have some fun!

It came stock at 756rop/1890shader/1152 memory. From what I have ready, better than most, less than others. But hey, FREE BABY!

I immediately grabbed some new beta nvid drivers, RivaTuner and nHancer, and went to work tinkering with my new toy.
Before my benchmark began tearing to pieces, I got her up to a very cool and very stable

Core Clock: 837MHz (from 756MHz)
Shader Clock: 1944MHz (from 1890MHz)
Memory Clock: 1215MHz (from 1152MHz)

She's doing a benchmark as I type this and for past 12 minutes been at 118 F. Think I should try to take it further? I have seen memory clocks at like 2300. How the heck do I get that high? Is it a different memory chip?
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Old 11-15-09, 09:22 PM   #88
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Shouldn't this be unstickied soon?
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Old 07-28-11, 08:21 PM   #89
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hey can somoine plz help me, i got a 9400 Gt Graphic card and my computer wont reconise it, my computer cpu is 2.8g 1GB RAM ,can somoine plz help me
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