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Archived Post 01-14-2010 05:33 PM

DEAD GTX 260 need advice for new GPU
 
My XFX GTX 260 Black Edition decided to die on me, more specifically the video ram is fried and I need to get a new GPU. I want something relatively cheap,not quite as large, and something that can run STO smoothly. Any recommendations from the STO community would be greatly appreciated. My system specs are below.

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3.00 Ghz
Motherboard: Micro Star International MS-7360
Ram: 4gb
Power Supply: OKIA-650ATX 650W
Audio: Realtek HD Audio
Video Card: After my GTX 260 died I reinstalled my old GPU a NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Archived Post 01-14-2010 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Killian_T_Malachi
My XFX GTX 260 Black Edition decided to die on me, more specifically the video ram is fried and I need to get a new GPU. I want something relatively cheap,not quite as large, and something that can run STO smoothly. Any recommendations from the STO community would be greatly appreciated. My system specs are below.

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3.00 Ghz
Motherboard: Micro Star International MS-7360
Ram: 4gb
Power Supply: OKIA-650ATX 650W
Audio: Realtek HD Audio
Video Card: After my GTX 260 died I reinstalled my old GPU a NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Did it die when running the game or before? lol.

Archived Post 01-14-2010 05:49 PM

GTX series has a stutter problem unless you use a specific (old) driver and anti-aliasing doesn't work at all on ATI cards for now, so it's hard to recommend something for STO till they fine-tune things.

Doesn't XFX have a lifetime, even double-lifetime warranty? RMA that sukka

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Originally Posted by Div-II
Did it die when running the game or before? lol.

You know STO (and CO too) make my GTX run hotter than any game or stress test I've run. I rarely seen my GTX 280 go into the 70's and with STO and CO it can hit high 70's, so I think this engine really works the GPU

Archived Post 01-14-2010 05:56 PM

The obvious answer would be something from the Radeon HD 5000 series. Since you said you wanted something smaller, I would recommend the 5770. It has a superior level of performance to the original GTX260, and is not at all far behind the GTX260 SP216, it's not a very large card, it has very little power draw for its level of performance (like all cards in that series), and it'll only set you back $160.

Of course, before you do anything like buying a new GPU, I'd go with what pallas suggested and attempt an RMA.

Archived Post 01-14-2010 06:03 PM

It died while running STO and XFX does have a lifetime warranty. I've already spoken with them and am going to RMA with them. Unfortunately repairing the old one or getting yet another GTX 260 would probably only result in this happening again. Which is why I've decided to buy a new GPU just in case so I can have a backup. As it stands I can't play STO with my current video card.

Archived Post 01-14-2010 06:20 PM

were you runnign on full graphics cus im running a 230 and now you have me worried

Archived Post 01-14-2010 06:27 PM

At first I was running on high graphics, then lowered them because my card was running way too hot. Apparently I didn't lower them enough. Device manager doesn't recognize the card and gives me a Device Cannot Start Code 10 error. Tried different drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling several different times. Using driver sweeper and just about every fix that was recommended and still the problem presists. At start up of my PC I get tiny green dots all over my screen which has led me to believe my video ram on the card is fried.

Archived Post 01-14-2010 06:41 PM

well thats odd... mine runs hot but i mean im running it on the "recommended" so that i dont ruin anything

Archived Post 01-14-2010 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killian_T_Malachi
It died while running STO and XFX does have a lifetime warranty. I've already spoken with them and am going to RMA with them. Unfortunately repairing the old one or getting yet another GTX 260 would probably only result in this happening again. Which is why I've decided to buy a new GPU just in case so I can have a backup. As it stands I can't play STO with my current video card.

I knew it lol, I'm just waiting for more people to say this game is literally breaking peoples PC's... Gonna have to play the game in a walk in fridge or somthing...

Archived Post 01-14-2010 08:17 PM

That's the next step... already have my window open and a box fan on my pc to keep the temp down and it still fried my video ram. And it's 50 degrees f here. I bought the card in July so it's not even that old. Have run all the Call of Duty Games, Fallout 3, Half Life 2 all episodes, and various other graphic intensive games and non of them have produced the same amount of heat as STO. Don't know what else I can do to cool my pc any more than it already is sort of freezing temps


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