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William H.

William H.

Joined on 05/22/07

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SLI anyone?

BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card BFGR7950256GTOCE
BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card BFGR7950256GTOCE

Pros: Very high single and SLI performance. Both Neverwinter Nights 2 and Rollercoaster tycoon 3 absolutely dance in SLI mode. About as noise free as a factory fan can get at idle (see cons).

Cons: Runs HOT. Both of mine idle at 55-60c and after a hour-long hack 'n slash in NWN 2 both gpus are at 80-85c with the fans screaming like a nuclear-powered blow dryer. Not good.

Overall Review: As always, Newegg customer service was superb (they shipped less than 2 hours after I ordered). I replaced the stock fans with Zalman VF900CU fans. Big improvement in temps and noise.

A nice ending for 939

AMD Opteron 185 - Opteron Denmark Dual-Core 2.6 GHz Socket 939 110W Processor - OSA185CDBOX
AMD Opteron 185 - Opteron Denmark Dual-Core 2.6 GHz Socket 939 110W Processor - OSA185CDBOX

Pros: Drop-in replacement for my 4200+. Prime 95 stable at 2.86 ghz with stock voltages. I'm going to wait for the system to settle in a while before pushing it higher.

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: At $239 you just can't go wrong. Upgrading my rig to Core 2 would have cost over $700 (new mb, cpu and memory) for maybe a 10% increase over the Opteron. Get them while they last.....