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I am running a factory OC Evga 9800 GT and as the title stated...it's dieing. I don't know for certain what is killing it (other than heat. Sits at 80dg C at idle). I have cleaned it to near new and checked everything out that I know possible. My only guess is the fan on the card is quitting. Now, I need to know is this card worth saving or for around the same price, should I get a newer, better one? Looking around on Newegg I see for around the same price, I can pick up a HD 4770 or a GT 240. So what does everyone think???

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A 9800GT is basically a 8800GTX, right?

 

I tried using mine for PhysX and found that it couldn't handle it as well as being used as a graphics processor.

 

Would work fine as a dedicated PhysX card, but since the card is dying anyway...

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y not upgrade GTS 250 SLI with ur 9800 gt?

? how would that work the GTS 250 has 128 SP and the 9800GT has 112. that will never work.

 

though a GTS 250 isn't a bad idea

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So for around the same price as a 9800GT plus or minus 25 to 50 dollars, what would be a decent upgrade? Or should I just stick with the 9800GT and look for one that has better cooling?

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9800GTX

or

4770

 

I am kinda leaning towards the 9800GTX

 

Ooops..just read the the 9800GTX need a 450w PSU. I only got 400

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Current specs might help:

 

Rig specs:

Manufacturer: Gateway

Processor: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz

Memory: 6142MB RAM

Hard Drive: 623 GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (Overclocked)

Monitor: SyncMaster: 712N SyncMaster Game at 1280x1024 res

Operating System: Windows Vista

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get a GTS 250 with one 6 pin and you'll be fine

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get a GTS 250 with one 6 pin and you'll be fine

How can you tell if it has one 6 pin?

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So, um, have you tried to RMA it? Who knows, they might not have that model in stock... :P

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