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    Galaxy 6800GT probs

    Hey, I bought 2 of these cards but one of them is causing me trouble. When playing games it freezes (usually for 3 or 4 seconds), works, then freezes again. The other card causes no probs. Strangely if i disable fast writes its fine. Any ideas whats going on here? These cards r overclocked by default to 370Mhz as opposed to 350 for the standard GT. Hope you guys can shed some light here, system specs below.

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    Fast writes should be disabled anyway for better stability. Perhaps they should rename it to slow writes, then most people would disable it.

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    yep, the 6800 series cards hate AGP Fast Writes, the problem doesn't seem to affect every system so some people say it's okay to leave it on, but it does affect some pcs obviously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feck
    When playing games it freezes (usually for 3 or 4 seconds), works, then freezes again. The other card causes no probs. Strangely if i disable fast writes its fine. Any ideas whats going on here?
    You will also find that it varies depending upon mobo chipset.
    Strangely enough it seems really bad on nForce3s ...

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    Thanks for the response. Just wondered why 2 identical cards would perform so differently in the same system.

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    That could be because one of the cards has a later bios than the other. Some companies did release bios updates for the 6800 series cards which I guess turns off fast writes whether its enabled in the bios or not.

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    Just leave fast writes off. This is a bug for all 6800 and NF3 mobos.

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    Does this apply to ATi cards.

    I had a problem a while ago that caused doom 3 to keep freezing like this.

    By the way I have a s754 shuttle g4 with an x800xt

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKPolice
    Just leave fast writes off. This is a bug for all 6800 and NF3 mobos.
    Actually it's not.
    I've had 3 different 6800GTs in this DFI nF3 & the only 1 that needed fast writes off is the Galaxy.

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