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Replacing a 6600GT
« on: March 09, 2009, 12:10:00 AM »

I'd like to keep it Nvidia just so I can spare my Ubuntu rig some driver headaches. Any thoughts of a something cheap that has dual DVI outs?

Currently: MSI 6600GT 128MB + Antec 500W Smartpower PSU :(
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 12:55:34 AM »

Maybe a 7600GS-- that's about the least card that was common dual-DVI.  I seem to recall some 7300GTs that way.

The problem might be bus-- are you looking for AGP or PCI-E?

If PCI-E, then a whole galaxy of more choices are available-- 8300/8400 cards might be a good value. Or this for the O.O factor: http://www.epartsandmore.com/product_info.php?cPath=76_97&products_id=468  But I don't recall many AGP 8xxx cards.
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 01:37:55 AM »

FYI, the ATi drivers avail now with 8.10 work impressively well. I made "The Switch" a little over a week ago on my lappy here with ATi Mobility Radeon X1400 and had nowhere near the issues I've had when playing around with Hardy and earlier. I do encounter some slowdown with video, but all my research indicates thats just Compiz being a hog (but damn I love the eye-candy!!). So, in other words, don't count out ATi for compatability, instead count them out for not being as cool as nVidia ;).   
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 01:42:49 AM »

the 76 isnt much faster than the 66, and its as recent as you will get with agp. just the sad facts
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 01:45:33 AM »

Oops, forgot to mention its PCI-E :)
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 10:23:47 AM »

i have a 9600GT with dual dvi.  I believe the last time I saw this card in Newegg, it's below $100.
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 11:53:56 AM »

I may jump on that. Do they come with 6-pin power adapters?
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 12:48:43 PM »

Ok I think I found a replacement.

http://shop4.frys.com/product/5837943

Apparently this is the old GSO board with 96 stream processors versus the newer GSOs with 48 SPs.

$50AR is a damn steal!
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 06:41:24 PM »

Wow that is a steal of a deal. Otherwise I would offer you one of my old cards (I have 2 8600GTs lying around (passively cooled 256mb) that have been unused since I upgraded from my SLI)
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Re: Replacing a 6600GT
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 08:01:23 PM »

Wow that is a steal of a deal. Otherwise I would offer you one of my old cards (I have 2 8600GTs lying around (passively cooled 256mb) that have been unused since I upgraded from my SLI)

I think I can spare this $50. Thx nonetheless ;)
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