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Old 08-27-04, 02:13 PM   #157
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Guess what, Alienware is sending me a new PNY 6800U!!!! For free. Well I do have to send back the defect. Thank You Warranties!!!
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Old 08-27-04, 05:36 PM   #158
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Hey Killall!!!
yes...this is more head room but the ultra should be able to hit 450/1200 depending on witch RAM they used on yer card.
I think that the bios trick is the definative fix but... You already voided warranty hehehe and @ that point buy the NV Silencer 5 it rocks I can run stable @420/1150 and 60-62c LOAD temps hehehe idle=48-55c 3dmark03 12,361-12,356 consistantly.
I was just making it clear I do not have an Ultra I didn't need braggin rights when I can make them hehehe...
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Old 08-28-04, 12:01 AM   #159
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N8PIZZUTO, how hard was it to install your NV silencer 5? Mine just arrived today and i'm just looking to know what i'm in for.

Current temps pre NVS are 60*C IDLE.
CPU and Mobo are 41 and 34 respectively, idle too.
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Old 08-28-04, 12:45 AM   #160
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OK, installed the OCZ 520watt power supply and after tweaking my rails to nominal levels, i downloaded and ran 3dmark03.

GT1, Wings of Fury was absolutly beautiful.
GT2, Battle of Proxycon - FPS never hit 30
GT3, artifacts up the wazoo, i quickly closed 3dmark and looked at my GPU Core temp which I had open in the background, it was nearing 80*C!!!

I let everything sit and slowly the temps came back down but that didnt stop the BSOD from coming and a restart. Temp's are still hovering around 62*

This is with two dedicated power plugs and the EVGA 6800 Ultra stock cooling. I have the NV silencer sitting right next to me but should i RMA this card or void the warranty and stick on the silencer?

Edit: Forgot to say GT3 is Troll's Lair.
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Old 08-28-04, 01:05 AM   #161
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Ho Lee Crap.
I just ran the RTHDRIBL demo and as soon as i clicked the exe file, my GPU core temp started rising 1*C per second. It hit 76* right quick before i got out of my "deer-in-headlights" and closed RTHDRIBL

RMA? Or is this the crapiest cooling solution ever?
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Old 08-28-04, 07:22 AM   #162
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Hey Killall!!!
yes...this is more head room but the ultra should be able to hit 450/1200 depending on witch RAM they used on yer card.
I think that the bios trick is the definative fix but... You already voided warranty hehehe and @ that point buy the NV Silencer 5 it rocks I can run stable @420/1150 and 60-62c LOAD temps hehehe idle=48-55c 3dmark03 12,361-12,356 consistantly.
I was just making it clear I do not have an Ultra I didn't need braggin rights when I can make them hehehe...
That silencer wont help much for me, but for a GT it can do wonders. I'll wait for a magic bios to come (if ever) to fix my pauzes im having (at 450 core). Im starting to think im at the limits of what my card can handle and besides, its running great as it is. That NV silencer should be nice though, ive had a Zalman silencing kit for my ATI 9700 pro. Didnt help to get more OC but it was nice and quiet.
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Ho Lee Crap.
I just ran the RTHDRIBL demo and as soon as i clicked the exe file, my GPU core temp started rising 1*C per second. It hit 76* right quick before i got out of my "deer-in-headlights" and closed RTHDRIBL

RMA? Or is this the crapiest cooling solution ever?
I would RMA... Try the card in a different PC to be sure its the card thats defective.
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Old 08-28-04, 08:43 AM   #164
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just to let you guys know i am having the same prob on a 6800nu 128mb love the card but this is realy anoying
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Old 08-28-04, 09:31 AM   #165
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I think we have all done some search engine searches on these freezes and hangs. We have seen this is on all of the 6800 GPU's because all the ram on the cards are diferent this is a GPU problem or a software problem I think that the cards are so new that only a handfull of applications are patched for the specific calls the games (applications) do @ the hardware level I think in stead of a magic Bios we need a working driver that is backwards compatable with older calls. Like calls for fog and smoke, pixel shading 1-2. I really think this is a normal thing to deal with on cutting edge technology.Play with get
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Old 08-28-04, 12:13 PM   #166
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I would RMA... Try the card in a different PC to be sure its the card thats defective.
Sadly, Newegg doesnt even have the EVGA 6800 ultra listed on their website. In addition to that, newegg said on the invoice, For Problems, Please Contact EVGA

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Old 08-28-04, 01:10 PM   #167
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I have the POV 6800 Ultra and it exceeds 70*c during full load, no stuttering or hickups or whatever - so I donīt think these problems are heatrelated.

I did have some problems at first though, most of them eliminated by disabling fastwrite and by having equal clocking for the 2d/3d (425/1200).

I installed fw 66.00 beta, and things seemed to improve.

Then I flashed it using the XFX bios. This bios enables 425/1200 at both 2d and 3d. Now everything is smooth as candy, 3DMark score up to ~12700 and the card does not give out any more heat.

Could be worth a try.
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Old 08-28-04, 02:49 PM   #168
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Could be worth a try
That's just it, we spend $400+ on a top of the line card, we shouldn't Have to try to get it working with everything maxed out.

Argh!
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