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By LegendMind
Feb 19, 2007
  1. Dear Friends at TechSpot Forums,

    You guys have always been very cooperative towards each other as well as to me:).
    Actually, I have created this thread to get ur suggestions as I am going to buy a new GPU after my Inno3D 6600GT got fried:(. It was not a good experience of mine as the card's fan had already been malfunctioning and I replaced it with another similar sized fan. But still card got fried after just 11 months.




    Anyhow now I want to buy a new one from Galaxy. It is a prolly between

    ----> XFX-GeForce 7600GT 256MB (256-BITS) DDR-III (at 181$)-AGP

    AND

    ----> XFX-GeForce 7600GS 512MB (256-BITS) DDR-II (at 153$)-AGP




    Given my System Specs i.e.


    CPU: Intel Origional 3.06 GHz.
    Mobo: Intel D865GSA
    Power Supply: 400 Watts
    RAM: Kingston (512x512)1GB DDR-II-400MHz working in Dual Channel Mode


    Would u guys please suggest which card will work best with my current system specs. I don't want to upgrade my system. I just want to buy a new GPU in place of my fried 6600GT.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Go with the 7600GT, it will outperform the GS. You can take a look here to see the difference.
     
  3. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks for reply dear friends,

    Please also note that my current Power Supply is 400 Watts. is it enough for 7600GT? The Galaxy guy says that it is not.

    Also tell me if XFX-7600GT available at Galaxy (well at their Islamabad based distributors as I live in Islamabad so can't go to Karachi to buy card) would be No.1 or No.2 as I have learned from the forums at PKforum that there are two types of the 7600GT are roaming around in the market.

    And please also recommend the chesis and UPS to use with the 7600 GT.

    I am very careful about heating problem as I guess my 6600GT must had fried from this very same cause. Its fan was actually got faulty after only 5 months usage. So do tell me if the 7600GT fan is that bad.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    Can you tell us how much A in the +12V rail? If it's low it's also recommended to replace it too:)
     
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    If the +12v A is 17A or higher it should be ok.
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    400W should be enough for a 7600GT. Heck, even a good quality 300W PSU will do the job nicely.
    But if that PSU is a crappy, no name one, then it should be changed.

    I'd choose the 7600GT, it's worth the extra $$. And BTW, 7600 cards don't have a 256 bit RAM bus, they're all 128 bit cards ;)
     
  7. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks friends,

    But please let me know if my a bit older system could have become a hurdle in 7600GT's high performance or not...?

    Following are my System Specs i.e.

    CPU: Intel Origional 3.06 GHz.
    Mobo: Intel D865GSA
    Power Supply: 400 Watts
    RAM: Kingston (512x512)1GB DDR-II-400MHz working in Dual Channel Mode
    /b]

    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks friends,

    But please let me know if my a bit older system could have become a hurdle in 7600GT's high performance or not...?

    Following are my System Specs i.e.

    CPU: Intel Origional 3.06 GHz.
    Mobo: Intel D865GSA
    Power Supply: 400 Watts
    RAM: Kingston (512x512)1GB DDR-II-400MHz working in Dual Channel Mode


    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Ehh... Shouldn't be a bottleneck.
     
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Is that Intel processor a Pentium 4 CPU?

    If yes, that CPU shouldn't bottleneck the 7600GT.

    Regards :wave:
     
  11. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Yeah the processor is Pentium 4 CPU. I guess i will give 7600GT a try. Thanks friends for helping me making up my mind in this regard. I really appriciate ur cooperation :)
     
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