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sandyd
February 20th, 2010, 04:08 AM
My nvidia 8500 GT just overheated and died :(

are there any about equivilent cards that dont overheat so badly?

x33a
February 20th, 2010, 04:22 AM
I am using 8600 GT. Bought it about 2 years back. It's got a nice fan which doesn't overheat much. Even when i used to game, it barely crossed 75 C. If you want a low end card, then it should do fine. Though there are newer alternatives out there, but i can't say about their cooling performance.

sandyd
February 20th, 2010, 04:45 AM
Does it has to be a Nvidia one ?

The motherboard is SLI ready.
wanna maximize performance :)

those two cards were cheap anyways, I got them off another friend who was upgrading this computer.
I then swapped it into my friend's computer.
and no, this computer aint mine. my own high powered gaming rig (two Nvidia GTX 260s (both refurbished)does Crysis at max resolution :D. Which was the purpose of the rig in the first place.

Twitch6000
February 20th, 2010, 04:47 AM
NVIDIA 8800 gts would be great.

It has awesome performance and cheap :D.

steveneddy
February 20th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Purchase what you can afford, preferable with a cooling fan attached and ventilate the case well to keep everything cool.

cariboo
February 20th, 2010, 05:19 AM
I bought a 210 about 2 weeks, it seems to run cooler than 9400, the 9400 seemed to run around 55C whereas the 210 averages about 45C, The 210 has an HDMI, DVI and VGA outputs.

sandyd
February 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
I bought a 210 about 2 weeks, it seems to run cooler than 9400, the 9400 seemed to run around 55C whereas the 210 averages about 45C, The 210 has an HDMI, DVI and VGA outputs.

hmm, I actually might actually get a 210. I just looked it up on newegg, and their affordable (40-50) each.

EDIT: is directx 11 support really worth it these days?

RichardLinx
February 20th, 2010, 05:48 AM
You might be able to fix your graphics card. I think if you put it in foil and heat it up in an oven... No really I know it sounds crazy but it works. I don't remember how to do it because I haven't looked at this sort of hardware failure repair stuff in ages.

But I remember a whole bunch of people being successful with this, even with the latest high end graphics cards. (There are forums and websites dedicated to this method, look it up if you're curious!)

cariboo
February 20th, 2010, 07:33 AM
hmm, I actually might actually get a 210. I just looked it up on newegg, and their affordable (40-50) each.

EDIT: is directx 11 support really worth it these days?

I have no idea, as I don't use Windows often enough to even think about it, and I don't have a Windows partition on that computer.

Gallahhad
February 20th, 2010, 08:58 AM
My nvidia 8500 GT just overheated and died :(

are there any about equivilent cards that dont overheat so badly?

Whats the budget?
I'm currently running a twin set of 7950gt's my computer is on 24/7 I do a lot of 3d intensive stuff (gaming), and modeling, so far I'm good.

XFX is the brand I'm running.

sandyd
February 21st, 2010, 08:09 PM
Ended up getting 210s.
Temperature stays in the ok range even when playing graphics intensitive games :)

Thanks for the reccomendations!

Bartender
February 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
How would you rate the 210's compared to what you had, or other cards you are familiar with? Anandtech recently reviewed a 210 (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3742) and they weren't all that impressed.

I know, there are too many variables to say "this card is good" or "this one's bad", I was just wondering if you thought you got what you paid for. It appears Anand and others are saying these cards are more energy-efficient than the ones they replace, which is always good.

TheNessus
February 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
I UNrecommend the entire 8xxx series. avoid at all costs. serious overheating issues. google it, it's not just me.