Originally Posted by mikew
I ordered one from Bal`thzar, he seems to have a good rep. I'm looking forward to getting it installed!
The new 7800GTX arrived today, I haven't installed it yet but the communication and delivery time from Bal`thzar certainly seem to be top notch!
I'll hopefully get it installed later tonight.
I installed the 7800 about an hour ago, so far I'm very impressed. While I had the machine apart I cleaned off the CPU and applied AS5, and also applied AS5 to the GPU prior to installation.
So far I'm running my usual load with no noticable lag and significantly less fan activity. According to the nVidia control panel the GPU is hovering at 70C.
Also the annoying graphics card "buzz" I had with my 6800 is completely gone!
I had Dell replace my 6800ultra 3 times due to buzz and they never did make it all go away.