Nvidia 9800GT

Rhys Gardiner

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Hey guys,

My public trust fund has recently given me and my family permission to get me a new PC/Laptop. :victory: I'm going for a tower, as it suits my needs better than a laptop ever would. Our PC store is building it up for me (all the stuff a gamer would need :music2:), but there's one thing I need to be sure of before taking the plunge. The graphics card provided default with the PC they're building is an Nvidia 9800GT. Knowing the freezing and graphics problems that come with the combo of certain Nvidia cards and Race 07, I want to know whether I'm safe with a 9800GT? Or is it only the 8800GT that messes up Race 07?

Awaiting your replies... :)
 

Peter Duivelaar

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I have a 9800 GT and I almost don't have any big freezes.
Sometimes only a small one of 0,1 second or so, but that is not a problem.
 

Peter

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I have a GTS250 and is about the same as a 9800gtx+ and I have no freezes and it runs smooth at the max settings.
 

Warren Dawes

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Just to confuse you Rhys, I had a 9800GT and was plagued with freezes, but after replacing it with a 9600GT from a friend, I've had no problems at all.
I have no idea why, maybe it was simply my brand of 9800GT (mine was Gigabyte). :noidea:
 

Rhys Gardiner

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Hmm. Just to be safe, I might request the machine to be fitted with an ATI card... :thinking:
 
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Rhys it should be no problem on the graphics card. It may only lie on the brand & driver provided by brand like Warren said.
I have an nvidia 8800GT from Asus (which is actually the same as the 9800GT(x +) and the GTX250......they all have the same chipset. And I never had any problems with race07/Evo.....only with some mod combo.......let me knock on wood right now :)

It might be wise to give out what are the other options that you could go with it :)
 

Stuart Thomson

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For the record, I had a BFG 8800GTS running on an Asus motherboard - freezes in Evo.

Moving to an ATI 4870, same motherboard, no freezes since.
 

Rob Goldthorpe

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I have a ATi 4830 512mb.. Runs like a dream, and it was only £80 :)

I'll wait untill the 58xx comes down in price, which will be next week :D
 
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Had a ATi HD3850, freezes all over in Evo.
Got a X1650, sometimes freezes in Evo but not often.
Got a 7600GT, no freezes in Evo.
Had a 8800GTS, freezes all over in Evo.
Got a 9600GT, very rarely freezes in Evo.

All tried on different systems and the same system.

It's a bit hit and miss in my experience. I also know others who get the freezing with ATi cards, so I think it's all about being lucky with Evo...
 

Mtommi Tam

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I use GTX260 and 9800GTX+ also no freeze on GTR-Evolution,
I use this driver,this driver let me enjoy no freeze racing,
http://forum.racedepartment.com/race-on/4223-does-race-07-freeze-your-pc-sometimes-32.html
Thx M.Coleman support this link :)

Talk about GTX260,before,i use 9800GTX+,i always in the game freeze ( i not use M.Coleman about the good driver,so freeze),and then,i bought GTX260,but,this card,i think is some problem,more friend use this card always overheat,GTX260 play GTR-Evolution is no problem,but,if GTX260 play rfactor,is very too bad ( may be is my card had problem ),
This link is about me use GTX260 on rfactor,overheat for my card :(
http://forum.racedepartment.com/rfactor/23240-crash-on-rfactor.html

So,i think is my GTX260 have problem,so,i take the card to PC factory fix,now,i wait it change new one for me, :)

Now,i use before 9800GTX+,it play rfactor and GTR-Evolution is 200% no problem for me,i like it,
About this card 9800GTX+,i use M.Coleman told me the good driver 190.62,this is good driver :),and i use RivaTuner221-[Guru3D.com].exe put the fan to 90%,wow,must not overheat :),

I hope can support you :)

Mtommi
 

Ryan Callan

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I got a 9800GT just recently and I have not experienced any problems in RACE whatsoever.

Of course, different system combinations can cause all kinds of anomalies.
 

Ryan Callan

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Nope, the game minimised to desktop, I scheduled RegCure wrong lol.

Hence why I was still able to type.....
 

Rhys Gardiner

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Okay... I think I might try the 9800GT with Mike's drivers... :)

It might be wise to give out what are the other options that you could go with it :)
Since it's being built, it can have any card... that's why I'm asking. :D
 

Dave Gardner

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not sure if this helps Rhys, but i use the 9800gt and i find it is a superb card, i have all settings on max in Race07/gtr evo and it runs fine, i am using the last 191.07 beta drivers and i get no stutters/freezes at all.

Dave