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Windows 7: Gf 8600Gt detected as Gf 6600

03 Dec 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is the name on that card? Can't make it out, but what I can see of it it doesn't look like any name I recognize. Also could you post everything shown on the label on the back.

The pictures don't really show much other than whatever it is it used a custom PCB. You can tell that by looking at any of the 6600's here,

6600 gt - Google Search

They all have an spot near the top right corner with either a space with 6 hole in a small rectangle or a power connector where the holes are. In the case of the 6600's the PCI-E cards didn't have the power connector (hence the holes), whereas the AGP versions of the cards had the power connector.

As far as the 8600 cards went the 8600 GT didn't have either the holes or a power connector, and the 8600 GTS does. The reason for that is that the 8600 cards unlike the 6600's used different PCB's, which you can see a reference picture of both the GT and GTS here,

8600 GTS & GT: 71 and 43 watts - BeHardware


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03 Dec 2010   #12
in2meC

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

about the Label is written ; A8600 A059-5201
GF 8600GT 512 256BIT DDR3
W/TV /DVI JAN0800424
the Brand at the top right side of the fan is " Silkway "

these photos are clear :
Code:
http://razel.persiangig.com/Images/Silkway%20VGA/Silkway%20vga%20%282%29.JPG
http://razel.persiangig.com/Images/Silkway%20VGA/Silkway%20vga%20%283%29.JPG
i thin the card is fake Hmmm
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03 Dec 2010   #13
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm sorry to say that I think you got duped. Happens to the best of us, though. Don't sweat it, and return the card to whence it came.

Silkway does not manufacture a GT 8600 according to their site.
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03 Dec 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I'm sorry to say that I think you got duped.
Think it is safe to say that is what has happened.

Just for curiosities sake grab this,

Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.4.9 | techPowerUp

and post a screen shot of what it shows.
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03 Dec 2010   #15
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Silkway Alliance (HK) Co., Limited - VGA Card Geforce7300GT (black) - EC Plaza - Silkway Site. They also do a 8600GT

Closest I could find. Same PCB, different fan. GF 7300GT


Your Pic -
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03 Dec 2010   #16
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Rik you want to see something scary. Here is in2meC's card and that 7600 side by side,

Gf 8600Gt detected as Gf 6600-86006600.jpg Gf 8600Gt detected as Gf 6600-7600.png

The heatsinks may be different, but those PCB's are almost (if not) identical. I wouldn't be the least surprised if that 7600 didn't have a fudged bios on it as well.

in2meC if you can return that card for a refund and do not buy anything else from that company.

P.S. You Imageshack links (at least the second, hadn't loaded when I started typing.


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04 Dec 2010   #17
in2meC

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I'm sorry to say that I think you got duped.
Think it is safe to say that is what has happened.

Just for curiosities sake grab this,

Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.4.9 | techPowerUp

and post a screen shot of what it shows.



Uploaded with ImageShack.us
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