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7600GS good deal? also PSU concerns

By Symbolite
Jan 28, 2008
  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    This is why.....

    I suggest against paying for an extented warranty on the PSU. In a best case scenario you would need to RMA the PSU and wait for a replacement. The Emachine is likely not to last the full 5 years anyway, and if it did, you'll likely want something, (if not need) in a higher performance computer by then, just to keep up with technology. The AGP graphics are on the verge of extinction right now and that board carries DDR RAM (not DDR2). I have a T-5026 (which I love dearly) that the Vista Upgrade Adviser said I likely wouldn't be able to get drivers for nor would they likely be written. Not that I plan to install Vista, but it does speak to the box's likely serviceable lifetime.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    It's never a good idea to pay for an extended warranty on anything except an eMachine computer or a high priced device like a Plasma TV...
    This eMachines may not last another year
     
  3. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Newegg is a great company!

    Totally agree Tmagic....
     
  4. Symbolite

    Symbolite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Oh ok, i did not know that Antec would give a 3 year warrenty with just the purchase of the product. Then i definatly don't need the warrenty. I definatly plan on getting a new PC in about 2 years. Like was said, AGP is dieing and fast. Now i need to check out evga and see if that graphics card comes with any kind of warrenty. I might be able to save $20 there also haha.

    Edit: Ok, i see the graphics card has a 2 year warrenty, thats fine :D
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    ummm.....

    C'mon, 2 years parts and labor right on Newegg's product page. That should be plenty, yes?
    EVGA is supposed to be good that way, but no personal experience here.
     
  6. Symbolite

    Symbolite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    yes that is plenty.

    good thing i asked or i would of wasted $40 on warrenty's i didn't need haha.

    again thanks to everyone for all the help.
     
  7. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    EVGA customer support is very good ,shouldnt be an issue.
     
  8. Symbolite

    Symbolite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Hey all, sorry to bump this now old thread but i thought it be silly to start a new thread.

    Just want to again thank everyone for the help here. I received both the PSU and Graphics Card the other day and just got around to installing both tonight. Both went in relativly easy (PSU was a pain because it had so many more wires than the older one). Graphics card went in quick and easy.

    Just one issue i want to address, though its probably nothing, just looking for confirmation that its nothing. While installing the drivers my computers res changed from 1024 x 768 down to 800 x 600. No big deal, i changed it back to 1024 after drivers were done installing and i restarted. While doing that i noticed the max res i can go to is 1280 x 1024. While the graphics card says it can go to 2560 x 1600.

    For me this is no big deal really, ill never use a res that large. Just wondering why my max res isn't what the video card says it can do. In my opinion its my monitors fault, so now can anyone confirm that im correct in assuming that?

    thanks.
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    Shoot it With Both Barrels........

    You would need to run dual DVI links to acheive 2560 X 1600 resolution.
    The fact that you can only use up to 1280 X 1024 is because the monitor is detected by the card as only having that much resolution. Generally the video driver won't offer higher resolutions than actually exist.
    In fact, after you installed the video driver, the system should have auto-configured to the monitors native resolution.

    Is that what happened?
     
  10. Symbolite

    Symbolite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    I guess it did. Right after i installed the driver my monitor changed to 800 x 600 res.
     
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