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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:02 am 
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Darn, my 5950U is melting. It has served me well, but the fan died some time ago, and it is super hot (86 deg CELCIUS) just sitting idle. I can't even load up the games, it goes into the thermal protection mode and basically shuts down. I put a case fan in there blowing on it, but now its artifacting even with youtube videos, probably not long for this world. Even with the case fan blowing on it, you cannot even touch the heatsinks, too damn hot.

My rig is AGP, and I've no reason at this point to buy a whole new machine, its still totally sufficient: (xeon 2.8, 1.5G RAM, U160 scsi on the motherboard)

So I ebayed the 7800GS (AGP) I'll provide full report after it arrives.

This thing had monster copper heatsinks on both sides, here's a pic

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Sorry to hear that bud. :(

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why didnt you replace the fan when it died? ;)

the 7800 is a nice upgrade, good luck with it!

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[quote1169952211=dmschaos]
why didnt you replace the fan when it died? ;)

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I think I was subconsiously looking for an excuse to get the new card? 8)

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sorry to hear about your card, Hex.

[blockquote]So I ebayed the 7800GS (AGP) I'll provide full report after it arrives.[/blockquote]

please do; I have been eyeing this one as well.

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The 7800GS AGP (not including the gainward 7800+GS which is basically a 7900GT) is roughly the same speed as the 7600GT AGP just in case anyone was wondering.

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ya, here's a nifty chart that lays out some of the geforce specs
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/326/2/

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bare in mind those are mostly PCI-e specs, the AGP specs can be different to the same named PCI-e card.

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