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  • ATI

    8 66.67%
  • nVidia

    4 33.33%
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Thread: ATI or nVidia?

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    I've always been an ATI fanboy. I even had to hack Unreal Tournament to make the nVidia logo in the beginning into an ATI logo.

    Unfortunately, my PC is about 6 years old now so the last card I bought was the Sapphire Radeon 9800 PRO. That was a huge step up from the crap I had before it, but pales in comparison to today's monsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millerm277 View Post
    Well, he's only overheating the Video Card, and considering that the card is only worth about $20 on ebay, buying a cooler for it might not be worth it.
    Perhaps so but also perhaps better spending a little on cooling than replacing the graphics card to find it now needs a new psu, perhaps motherboard.. that means cpu and memory (most likely) and so on and so forth.

    I do agree, often the component is at fault but sometimes the best solution is not the best answer to the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Perhaps so but also perhaps better spending a little on cooling than replacing the graphics card to find it now needs a new psu, perhaps motherboard.. that means cpu and memory (most likely) and so on and so forth.
    I didn't necessarily mean buying a better one, just instead of spending $15 on the cooler to put on a card that's probably has it's lifespan shortened a lot/possibly damaged by the overheating, I'd spend $5 more and just buy a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millerm277 View Post
    I didn't necessarily mean buying a better one, just instead of spending $15 on the cooler to put on a card that's probably has it's lifespan shortened a lot/possibly damaged by the overheating, I'd spend $5 more and just buy a new one.
    Oh I see... I'd never be able to do that I think. The more powerful cards at only a few hundred pounds more would call like sirens....

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