Tag Archive: graphics card

Jan
12
2008

GeForce 8800 GTS 512 O/C

The Asus EN8800GTS TOP, an overclocked GeForce 8800 GTS 512
My PowerColor Radeon X1950 with its supposedly ultra-silent Arctic Cooling cooler was beginning to make annoying noises. Seems like the cooler’s bearing is broken after just 14 months of usage. I tried cleaning it out, squeezing some oil where I suspect the noises to be coming from (no idea if this is a good idea …

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Nov
29
2006

Ball Race – Day 13

Image of different maze tables that can be selected from
Finally got a new graphics card. I had seriously considered buying a GeForce 8800, but given the card’s insane price tag, the fact that I’m developing for XNA (nothing to gain from DirectX 10) and ATI’s recent announcement about their next generation GPU being out soon to lower the prices, I decided to go for …

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Nov
23
2006

Forced Break for Ball Race

This Monday, my graphics card decided that 18 months of service are more than enough and, well, quit. During bootup, it now displays utter garbage and as soon as windows loads the graphics driver, it hangs. The only good thing is that, as long as I run the generic VGA driver, my desktop displays fine. …

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