New Video Card – NVidia GeForce 8800 GTS

Now I don’t really need all of this power – I don’t play a lot of any PC games (but I do play Tiger Woods Golf 2007 on the XBOX360!).  But I was in a hurry to get back to work after my last video card melted and CompUSA didn’t have a lot of PCI Express cards to choose from (they say a lot of cards have been sold to support new Vista installs).

In any case, I had the choice of a low end card or a very high end card.  Of course I got the very high end card :).

I’m hoping it doesn’t melt on me – the thing is HUGE!  I had to relocate two of my hard drives just to fit the thing in it’s slot.  It is faster than heck though!

OK, back to work.


Redefine your gaming reality with the BFG Tech NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS OC 640MB PCI Express® graphics card featuring the world’s first DirectX® 10 GPU and a powerful unified architecture that delivers an incredibly true-to-life gaming experience. Power through games at record speeds and charge through game maps with vividly realistic, sun-up to sun-down HDR lighting effects while steering clear of mind-blowing physics effects such as explosions, fire, and smoke. Crank up 16x full-screen anti-aliasing without missing a beat – no jaggies, no worries.

Source: >>BFG Technologies<<


  1. Deannie – one I had Vista 64 installed I rebooted and had complaints of file system orruption on a partition that wasn’t even on the same physical disk as Vista 64. Not sure why. I let the command line scandisk fix the files (thousands of them) then I reboot into Vista 32. No problems. Booted again into Vista 64, no problems. But the next time I went to boot into Vista 32 I had the SAME issued with corrupted files on my data drive. Odd.

    I can’t help but to wonder if there is something in the Vista 64 File System that both caused my file corruption AND causes really long install times.

    Le tme know if you have any file system issues.


  2. I have this card and love it – no meltdowns … yet. I too am experiencing unusually long load times with my 64 bit copy of Vista Enterprise. Hmmm

  3. Reminds me of the first “computer” I had – I bought a used postal sorting machine from an auction at the main post office here in San Antonio. The thing was about 22 feet long, had over 100 5 inch cooling fans in it and 8M
    I never got the machine programmed for much besides flashing lights in patterns, but I eventually sold the used 5 inch fans for about $3.00 each – which paid me about twice what the monster cost in the first place!

    Ah, the good old days!


  4. Oh, and that 16K machine… we ran up to 8 users off that thing!

  5. I DID notice the words “explosions, fire, and smoke” in your new card’s description! 😉

    Anyway that thing has 640 times as much memory as the story-filling IBM 370 mainframe, that I started my career on!

    And more than FORTY THOUSAND times as much memory as the first ‘mini computer’ that I worked with professionally (