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Old 08-25-04, 08:35 PM   #145
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Went to go play CS after my post and first Smoke I hit, it froze. Stayed that way for about a min. I then ctrl,alt, delete back to desk top and the screen is all broken up. Reboot....all is fine....at least until the next time I hit CS smoke. Well, I got in a good session of Far Cry which is a mem and graphics hog, but a 5 year old game w/ updates cause it to freeze? I guess I will spend tomorrow night on the phone again w/ PNY Tech Support. This is $#&!-ing to have to go through this for a $500 dollar card.
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Old 08-25-04, 09:13 PM   #146
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is CS open GL? or is it Direct3d. Has anyone else had this problem I think it is a physical incompatability most games are going to have to release a patch for the newer cards to work properly. This is my take on this CS issue. Wait for a Steam update hopefully they will figue out a fix.
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Old 08-25-04, 09:35 PM   #147
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CS is both. THough I think something is terribly wrong with the design of the card. Though I hope a new Nvidia update would fix it. Please let me know what you get from the PNY tech support, I to have a PNY, Geforce 6800 ultra. $500 for a major setback. Thats so worth every penny. (sarcasm)
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Old 08-25-04, 11:07 PM   #148
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Ubersoldat, I RMA'ed my PNY 6800U a few weeks ago. The got my card back quickly with a newer bios revision that fixed my freezing problems. Hope that help your decision!
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Old 08-25-04, 11:31 PM   #149
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This thread is putting me off everyday from the 6800 series. Please tell me there is a solution to this. I hope some of the vendors ship out a rev 2 card or something since I am in Pakistan and getting a card shipped from the states is already another 60 bucks. RMA is something I cannot possibly afford. Dammit!
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Old 08-26-04, 07:11 AM   #150
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as posted before, I put my eVGA 6800gt but in and tried the different fixes that have been listed here. Well it did not work. The freezes are still there. I talked to eVGA tech support yesterday and they stated that they knew about the freezing problems with the other 6800's but the did not know of any problems with the GT's. He stated that they have bios up dates for the other 6800's but not the GT's. So if you own a eVGA 6800/Ultra, I would contact eVGA to get this bios update. I am sure other card mfg's have a bios update also for there cards.

As for me, I am going to go ahead and RMA my 6800GT and hope that I have a defective card. What leads me to think that I do, is I also get BSOD at time with the card.

Until then, I will continue to use my 5900XT that has looked the best that it has ever since I bought it in this new system. Kind of make me scrach my head and wonder if I just should get a Refund and get an ATI or just stick with the card that I have and save $450.
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Old 08-26-04, 04:59 PM   #151
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This may be some interresting info.. i flashed my card once with the eVGA 6800 UE bios (the new 1) after that games started to crash, Doom 3 would crash everytime at random moments and a reboot is needed. Try to flash your card to a XFX bios, i have no crashes what so ever anymore.
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Old 08-26-04, 05:51 PM   #152
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I'll contact PNY . Thanks for the update.
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Old 08-26-04, 07:46 PM   #153
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Just Received my RMA from Pny. Back to the maker. I am going to try an exchange...if that does not do it....then Hello Radeon.
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Old 08-26-04, 08:31 PM   #154
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Ubersoldat, I RMA'ed my PNY 6800U a few weeks ago. The got my card back quickly with a newer bios revision that fixed my freezing problems. Hope that help your decision!
Ok what Bios version do the new PNY 6800U have?
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Old 08-26-04, 08:48 PM   #155
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If you follow this to the letter, I'll betcha your card will be 100% stable at stock even with fast writes on.

In fact, doing that procedure with my PNY, I'm stable at 440/1200 looped overnight (though 445/1200 == hang)
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Old 08-27-04, 06:26 AM   #156
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I think I said I have a 6800GT not Ultra the Gt's need a bigger cooler they are almost the exact same card. besides the clock frequncies witch are easily changed either driver level overclocking or by flashing card but the 6800GT's have a seroius cooling issue.
Why be so ??

87 degrees is not normal yes... if my cpu was running that hot it would evaporize. But, if u can actually run that card at 87 degrees wouldnt a 68 degree core be really low so more room should be there for OCing? A Gainward 6800 ultra is clocked at 450/1.20.. That should be nothing more than an OCed 6800Ultra.
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