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Old 10-18-04, 02:44 AM   #1
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I picked up a BFG 6800gt oc earlier today to replace my Ati card. Before installing the BFG I uninstalled the Ati control panel, driver and used the Ati uninstall utility to remove all traces of Ati.

The card (BFG) installed perfectly. However, in playing City Of Heroes under the same in game settings, there was no difference whatsoever (1600 by 1200, etc)

Also, in regards to my power supply, it is a Pc Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 410, and the rails state that the 12 is at 15a. Would I have any problems with this power supply and video card?

Iíve also heard of people using 2 power supplies for one computer, seeing that I have an extra one, I was considering this.

Thanks.

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Thr Ati card that was replaced was a 9700 Pro.

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You are CPU limited in that game.

Just wait till u play D3 or HL2.
The 6800 GT kicks @ss.

As for power.... that power supply should be fine
I would think. PC Power and cooling makes good stuff.


I would overclock my CPU to around 3Ghz if I were you.
That 2.4 should hit 3 or close to it.

If you do not overclock just pickup a nice 3Ghz cpu
and you are all set for the next 18+ months.
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Old 10-18-04, 05:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for responding.

That puts my mind at ease in regards to the power supply.

So, my cpu is what is limiting me in City Of Heroes? Well, it's time for a new cpu then.

Yeah, the 6800gt does kick! I'm really loving this card. I just got tired of Ati not fixing the issues with their drivers and the games that I play. I don't have hl2 yet, but plan on getting it. Doom 3, I plan on playing that again soon.



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You are CPU limited in that game.

Just wait till u play D3 or HL2.
The 6800 GT kicks @ss.

As for power.... that power supply should be fine
I would think. PC Power and cooling makes good stuff.


I would overclock my CPU to around 3Ghz if I were you.
That 2.4 should hit 3 or close to it.

If you do not overclock just pickup a nice 3Ghz cpu
and you are all set for the next 18+ months.
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I am sure the advice bkswaney gave you is correct. But just to verify, have you tried running 3dmark03 for example? You should be getting 10 or 11k with the GT, compared to perhaps 5k with the 9700Pro.

15A is a bit low on the 12v line, but PC Power & Cooling make superb PSU's so I really don't think it will be a problem.

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You got a P4 2.4 with hyper threading? That's a P4 C then!
I wouldn't buy a new CPU in your case. This CPU was well known for it's nice overclockability back when it was released. Get a nice thermalright heatsink or watercooling and you will hit 3ghz easy. With water you might be able to hit 3.2 or more even if ou're lucky.
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