Geforce 9500 and 9400 are delayed

"Geforce 9500 and 9400 are delayed, to many 8400 and 8500 in stock "

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According to sources Nvidia have the low-end Geforce 9s ready to go but because of the quantity of the low-end 8 series still around they have decided to delay the release. They have decided to do this knowing if they release the 9400 and 9500 the sales of the 8400 and 8500 will drop or ultimately kill them off.

As said before Nvidia have proposed the release to allow dealers to sell some of the 8 series stock before killing the old gen. Fudzilla have said that shops have been selling quite a few 8500GTs but mainly because of the 1024Mb ram. A large amount of sellers are finding it hard to shift them.

The 9400 and 9500 will become a Q2 product instead of Q1.

 

Is this a good strategy from Nvidia? You tell us on our Forums.

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21-03-2008, 13:00:46

ryango69
I really need some help in overclocking my System specifying mb paramaters if possible. Im realtively new to the overclocking game and the Striker 2 MB has got me beat. Im looking for a stable oc around the 4.2 mhz mark with my ram setup to run at the correct speed. Currently the system is running using the cpu step up option on the motherboard and running at 3.5mhz quite happily but i know there is a lot more capacity there as im using liquid cooling.

I have included a list of the equipment and can supply mb screenshots of current config:

Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card OEM
Asus Striker II Formula 780i SLI Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 1000MHz/PC2-8000 Memory REAPER X EDITION ENHANCED BANDWITH CL5
Thermaltake Kandalf LCS

22-03-2008, 09:57:43

tinytomlogan
For starters matey the level up feature is great for a quick boost but for your requested overclock you are going to have to go manual.

Im not familiar with the bios on that mobo but I would go in and set the ram speeds up to start with (std rated timings)
A cpu core voltage of 1.4v would be good to start with, still very safe but should allow you some oc head room.
An idea to take the nothbridge and fsb voltages up a notch too.
then set the fsb to 400 and the multiplyer to 9 this should give you 3.6ghz.

Basicaly what you do is keep upping the fsb and testing to see if its stable with a program like prime95.
This is a very quick rough guide but you can find more by googling.
I will say that for a quad if you want a high overclock I would be looking at changing your watercooling. Im really not a fan Tt kit, its unreliable and doesnt really work that well. For the money you have spent on your system a custom watercooling setup would have been much more down your street.

22-03-2008, 12:11:38

ryango69
Hi thanks for the help, i will test this out. What temps should i set the north and southbridge at ?

22-03-2008, 12:26:16

tinytomlogan
Temps...? Volts you mean.

As I said Im not familiar with the bios on that board and volts can vary tbh.

Just bump it up a notch, should be fine at 400fsb.

Get it booting at 3.6 then we can try to get you over the 4ghz mark.

Will be mobo dependant though, Im not a fan of nvidia chipsets.

22-03-2008, 20:21:21

The Computer Council
Do check the temperatures on that board of the north and south bridge (as you seem to be doing). We've used a few of these boards where stock temps were too toasty but instantly dropped when pushing/holding the heatsinks down, suggesting a manufacturing defect - though it doesn't affect all boards.

Make sure your first step is updating your BIOS to the latest official version.
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