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    I won't be able to run PCMark05 or 3DMark06 at all (crashed) with EVGA 8800GTS, it has the latest driver.

    I used be able with the 7600GT OC card.

    I thought it has something to do with overclocking but it wasn't. It's still crash with stock clock. Does any have this experience?
    I still can't figure it out, I don't know if is a hardware conflict or the driver is still not perfect? :confused:
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    I have had a friend who has tried eVGA cards which has crashed on them quite a few times before, basically, RMA it and get a different manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    I have had a friend who has tried eVGA cards which has crashed on them quite a few times before, basically, RMA it and get a different manufacturer.
    Did your friend get another different card? Was everything ok after that?

    EVGA is rebating their products at the moment. I got my for $440 after rebate, for 640MB version. Considering a good price, it cost about $500 plus from the other manufactuers. I guess you get what you paid for.

    Anyway, no bad experience with the other software (yet) just PCMARK and 3DMARK. Still can play some games but a little wonky some time.

    Well, I have to report this matter to EVGA about their buggy card, so they can update their driver.

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    Yes, my friend got a different manufacture card but same model (7900) and it was perfectly fine. He has a BFG card now.

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    A few days ago I finished building my new Core 2 Duo system. I had originally wanted the EVGA 8800GTS 320MB Superclocked, but newegg & zipzoomfly sold out and subsequently raised their prices. So, I found the XFX 8800 GTS XXX edition for $299 w/ $15 rebate. The card comes facory oc'd from 500mhz to 560mhz. When I loaded up C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, all of the graphics settings were pre-set at the maximum. I was able to play online flawlessly. This card handled online multiplayer excellently. I can absolutely experience the difference coming from an AthlonXP2500+ w/ Radeon 9600XT. All in all, I haven't had a negative experience with this card and I would recommend it for the average gamer.

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    If you have the latest drivers (158.9 i think) then 3dmark06 doesn't officially support them yet as i found out when i ran it the other day.mine still ran but maybe with it being a powerful card it got scared! so this could be having an effect but maybe its actually the card as others have said.

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    I'm been talking with the EVGA support tech and they're think it causes by PSU. The minimum requirement is 450W with 26A for 12V rail. My PSU is 700W with 18A for 12v rail (single not combined) and it has 2 12v rails, if you combined it then it equals 54A. I've looked into the PSU on the market they are from 16A - 22A on the single rail.
    So, do I need a PSU with 26A for a single 12v rail or combined?

    In my opion I'm thinking about the driver. It's kinda buggy, some features won't work for each version of the driver. In the mean time I can play games but not PCMark and 3DMark.

    Well, I'm waiting for the tech to confirm about my PSU.
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    the psu is fine

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    The EVGA techies was right about the PSU. I replaced the OCZ GameXStream 700W unit with the Enemax Galaxy 850W one and everything is working beautifuly even you put a loss of stress on the card and the system is still rock solid.

    BEWARE:
    If you decide to purchase a Nvidia G80 series card or R600 card ( I heard this card even more power hungrier than the G80 cards) pay attention to the Ampere requirement on the 12V rail not the minimum of Wattages requirement of the PSU or you will find out a hard way like I did. Which is cost me a new PSU, when I didn't anticipate to upgrade it yet.

    I didn't aware of this card requires 26A on 12V rail and minimum of 400W PSU. The OCZ GameXStream 700W only have 36A total on two 12V rails it has to support 2 HDD, 1 Optical Drive, FDD, MCP65 pump, about 6 120mm fans and overclocking...etc.
    Therefore, it didn't have enough juice to feed this power hungry card.

    So check the specs of your PSU and the video card first before you plant to purchase a new card.

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