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Old 01-29-05, 10:54 AM   #1
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hi ppl, please be nice as its my first post , i recently bought a Geforce 6800 (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=132710) but it won't let me enable 8xAGP, i've been told by sum1 it makes hardly any difference anyway but i don't know if thats true . In the driver settings it only goes up to 4x and i've been unable to find the setting in the bios, i was told aswell that it was 8x when i bought the pc. This page has a walkthrough of my bios so if any1 cud take a minute to see if i actually have this setting that wud be cool http://www.pcservicecall.co.uk/layout.aspx?ID={4cedd9fe-b13f-4a6a-859b-3470a8457ed1}&CatID={4d8be734-b5ad-477e-818a-f6f21643c702}
I also have the specs of my pc if this helps http://www.geocities.com/da_murph2000
Also, if sum1 cud tell me how much it is safe to overclock by, and how much i increase it at a time that wud be a big help, i am using the new Xtreme G drivers and the settings are; No overclocking, Core-325Mhz, Memory-750MHz

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Old 01-29-05, 11:13 AM   #2
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You won't notice much of a difference by using 8x AGP. I think there is some sort of key combo you press to access the advanced features within that particular BIOS. Like ctrl+f2 or shift+f2...something like that. I'll look it up later if I have some time.

I think many people are getting their 6800nu cards as high as 390/1000, I'd start with something like 350/800, and slowly increase the amount of the overclock from there until it became unstable, and then back down a few mhz .
Thank you very much for ur help

As u say 8X AGP wudn't make much difference but any improvement wud be good so if u cud find out if there is an advance feature that wud be kool Thx again
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Old 01-29-05, 11:50 AM   #3
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According to that geocities page you linked to, you motherboard is MS-6714.
MSI lists it as being 4x AGP maximum. So, you can't get AGP 8X, it's a shame since that looks like a fairly recent board.

No offense, but that was one hard post to read, maybe use some spaces and not use weird notation like "wud" or "cud", please.
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Old 01-29-05, 12:24 PM   #4
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No offense, but that was one hard post to read, maybe use some spaces and not use weird notation like "wud" or "cud", please.
Thank you. Also stop using "u" when referring to "you" - it's two extra keystrokes, I think you can manage. Also, for the love of all that's good and holy, capitalize "I."
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Old 01-29-05, 12:41 PM   #5
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ok sorry, thanks for your help PikachuMan, @saturnotaku, why repeat what he already said, I think you can manage not to post unless you are going to be helpful
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Old 01-29-05, 01:18 PM   #6
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I've just looked at the temperature of the card and it is: GPU Core Temperatue- 66 C and Ambient Temperatue- 43C. My friend told me this was way too high, what do you guys think? Thanks
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Is that idle? If so... thats to high.
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yeah thats without playing a game, what should I do then? Thanks
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Well im not sure what tpyes of fans that model ussually comes with on other brands... but looking at the link u gave us that fan seems a little small and underpowered. I dont even see heatsinks on the memory. (but as I said... im not fimiliar with just the 128mb 6800 non ultra or GT). You could always buy a new heatsink and fan (tons of threads here about good ones). But if you have never done that before there could be a risk if you dont do it right.
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Well im not sure what tpyes of fans that model ussually comes with on other brands... but looking at the link u gave us that fan seems a little small and underpowered. I dont even see heatsinks on the memory. (but as I said... im not fimiliar with just the 128mb 6800 non ultra or GT). You could always buy a new heatsink and fan (tons of threads here about good ones). But if you have never done that before there could be a risk if you dont do it right.
ok I will look into it, in the meantime is it safe to continue playing games if the temperature is this high, I guess the performance would be affected but is it still ok to use?. Also, the card is connected to the same strand of the PSU as the harddrive (if that makes sense), could this be causing it?Thanks for your help
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Wow those temps are very high. My BFG 6800 OC is clocked at 390/800 and it tops out after playing games for awhile at 61 C and idles at 44 C. At the stock speed these cards should only be at about 40 C.
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Wow those temps are very high. My BFG 6800 OC is clocked at 390/800 and it tops out after playing games for awhile at 61 C and idles at 44 C. At the stock speed these cards should only be at about 40 C.
ok thanks , would you say it was a faulty card then or another problem in your opinion?
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