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Spo
October 1st 04, 12:24 AM
I bought an Aopen 6800GT at Dabs UK. The version with the 'free' Doom3 game.
Well, I was quite shocked by the optimal setting in the Nvidia 61.77 drivers
after installing the Coolbits registry fix. I expected say 400/1100 or such.
Instead, I gota whopping 600/1400!!! It offered this repeatedly and after
reboots etc and I even ran it as such for a few minutes. I decided it was
too much of a risk and so clocked back to 420/1100 for now. I think
capability score shown for the card is likely reasonably accurate since in
the same rig, a few months ago, I did have another copy of this card but it
would only go to 390/1090. Indeed that card felt sluggish to this one.

I guess the gpu yields have gotten better and maybe they are using faster
memory. If so, it augurs well for buyers. It occurs to me that Dabs, when I
last looked yesterday, still had some of these cards - likely same batch.
Maybe the batch is very good. If you're buying a 6800GT, it might be worth
looking at Aopen at Dabs. I am not a fan of Dabs but sometimes even they get
something right.

GTX_SlotCar
October 1st 04, 07:07 AM
> Instead, I gota whopping 600/1400!!! It offered this repeatedly and after
That's the highest setting allowed on these cards. When I was playing with
different bioses on my 6800gt, one of them set the optimum at 600/1400. It
ran in 2D, but not 3D. I can't imagine any 6800 series card running at 600
mhz on the core.

Gary

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John Lewis
October 1st 04, 09:48 AM
On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 02:07:09 -0400, "GTX_SlotCar" >
wrote:

>> Instead, I gota whopping 600/1400!!! It offered this repeatedly and after
>That's the highest setting allowed on these cards. When I was playing with
>different bioses on my 6800gt, one of them set the optimum at 600/1400. It
>ran in 2D, but not 3D. I can't imagine any 6800 series card running at 600
>mhz on the core.
>

Toaster oven... make a great fried egg. Very expensive heating element
should it ever burn out.

John Lewis



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Paul Williams
October 2nd 04, 11:40 AM
Hi,

I nearly always got to Dabs for my stuff. Occasionally Overclockers.

Not had a problem with Dabs at all. Still waiting for the
MSI cards to come in stock.

What sort of probs have you had with Dabs in the past?

Regards,
Paul

Spo wrote:

> I bought an Aopen 6800GT at Dabs UK. The version with the 'free' Doom3 game.
> Well, I was quite shocked by the optimal setting in the Nvidia 61.77 drivers
> after installing the Coolbits registry fix. I expected say 400/1100 or such.
> Instead, I gota whopping 600/1400!!! It offered this repeatedly and after
> reboots etc and I even ran it as such for a few minutes. I decided it was
> too much of a risk and so clocked back to 420/1100 for now. I think
> capability score shown for the card is likely reasonably accurate since in
> the same rig, a few months ago, I did have another copy of this card but it
> would only go to 390/1090. Indeed that card felt sluggish to this one.
>
> I guess the gpu yields have gotten better and maybe they are using faster
> memory. If so, it augurs well for buyers. It occurs to me that Dabs, when I
> last looked yesterday, still had some of these cards - likely same batch.
> Maybe the batch is very good. If you're buying a 6800GT, it might be worth
> looking at Aopen at Dabs. I am not a fan of Dabs but sometimes even they get
> something right.
>
>